In order by surname at birth
This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
DAVID VERA BEBEL
Vera A. 83, of Horseheads, died on Friday, January 5, 2007. Mrs. Bebel was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Della (Jenks) David; husband of 63 years, Zygmunt L. Bebel; brothers, Raymond and Victor David. She is survived by three sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Bebel, Horseheads, Richard and P.J. Bebel, Ohio, Stephen "Tim" Bebel, Campville; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and William Mamelli, California; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Arlene David, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 8, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, with the Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial will follow in the Vestal Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Vera A. Bebel's memory to the Owego Fire/Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 22, Owego, NY 13827
P. Dean Homer Funeral Home listing December 30, 2006
Richard L. Dieffenbach, (April 30, 1929 - December 30, 2006) age 77, of Wyalusing, Browntown Mountain, PA died on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at the Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA. Richard was born in Wilmot Twp., April 30, 1929 son of the late Richard G. & Helen Munley Dieffenbach. He attended school in Sullivan County and entered the US Marine Corps during WWII when he was sixteen years old. He married the former Helen L. Prichard of Sugar Hill on June 21, 1952. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last June. Richard was a life long dairy farmer, operating his farm on Browntown Mountain for over 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved horses. He hunted and fished in his earlier years. He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in Wyalusing, PA. Surviving: Spouse: Helen at home Two daughters and sons-in-law: Kathy & Richard Chorba Dalton, PA Ann & Jack Trevisan West Chester, PA Brother and sister-in-law: Michael & Jan Dieffenbach Canton, PA Sisters & brothers-in-law: Debra & James Brown Wyalusing, PA Rosemary & Harold Renninger Towanda, PA Several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers: Jimmy Dieffenbach and Carl Dieffenbach. Funeral and Committal services will be held on Wednesday, January 3rd at 1:00 P.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, One Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with Rev. Philip S. Rayappan, pastor, presiding. Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home, on Wednesday, from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
Laura El Nora Edkin, 98, of Canton, died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, following a brief illness. Laura retired from Trimtex in 1974 after over 27 years. She attended Fairlawn Community Church, was a former member of the Heshbon Senior Citizens and crocheted hundreds of lap robes. Born Jan. 13, 1909, in Baileys Corners, she was the daughter of Henry B. and Addie Brown Edkin. Surviving are a nephew, whom she raised from infancy, Freeman Edkin of Erin, NY; a brother, John Edkin of Estella; many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and several cousins.Laura was predeceased by five brothers and four sisters.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Rev. John W. Brokopp Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The family will provide the flowers and suggest donations to her church, 353 Pleasant Hill Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728.
FETYKO, Charles W. "Chuck"
Age 53, of Watkins Glen, NY. He was born December 29, 1953 in Bradford, PA, to Michael and Mary (Wilcox) Fetyko, and died Saturday, June 16, 2007, very unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his father, Michael in 1978; and is survived by his mother, Mary; brother, Thomas; and sister, Mary Kay Bellizia, all of Pine City; nieces and nephews, Chad and Sara Fetyko, Michael and Katie Bellizia; aunts and uncle, Joan and Tom Owens of Frederick, MD, Martha Thorneley of Elmira, Helen Hagelin and Ann Mattison, both of Bradford, PA; along with several cousins. Because of his love for Seneca Lake and Watkins Glen, Chuck lived on his boat year round at Seneca Marine, where he was employed as a mechanic. His boat, his job and all the wonderful people he met there were his joy in life. He would help anyone at anytime. He was truly a great man. Chuck also was an avid hunter and fisherman, taking people with him who could no longer enjoy the sport by themselves. He would give the bounty of his hunting and fishing to friends and acquaintances. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, June 18th, from 4 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 7 p.m. Rev. Thomas O'Brien will officiate.
Of Hudson, Florida, died on May 20th at Community Hospital. He was born in Arnot, PA. He served in 358th Infantry Division of the US Army. He was the son of the late Carolyn and Andrew Frederick. He retired from Kodak in Rochester, NY. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rita Frederick, loving daughter, Andrea Conley Ainley, both of Florida; sister, Irene Arlene Williamson of St. Cloud, FL; grandson and wife, Dr. Justin Conley and Dr. Paula Brito Conley of Thief River Falls, Minnesota; great-grandchildren, Lucas, Julia and Nicholas; nephew, Paul and Jane Stanton of St. Cloud; great-nephew, Jason Andrew Stanton of St. Cloud; aunt, Bernice and Victor Frederick; cousins, Sabell and Floyd, Leona, Victor, Robert Frederick, Lois Yontz, Frank, Carmen, and Richard Liguiori, Bernard and Mary Mikos. The Funeral was held at Prevatt Funeral Home of Hudson, FL, followed by a Mass at St. Michael's Church. He was buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, with Full Honor Guard and Military Ceremony, befitting a true Soldier, Husband, and Father.
GILKEY THERA V. KIRKENDALL
Thera V. died Friday, December 29, 2006 at Elcor Health Services following an illness at the age of 82. Born in Elmira on May 25, 1924, Thera was the daughter of Raymond & Stella Clifford Gilkey. She was employed by Thatcher Glass for over 27 years. Thera was a wife to Robert McCann who survives along with Wallace Gillette and John Kirkendall who both predeceased her. She enjoyed caring for her home; her first love was for her 6 sons who survive, Robert James "Bob" (Vernel) McCann; TX; Eric (Johnette) Gillette GA; Van (Patricia) Gillette, Pine City; Hal (Sheila) Gillette, Pine City; Raymond Kirkendall, W. Elmira; and Curtis Kirkendall, OR; a brother, Lee (Helen) Gilkey, Horseheads; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to her parents and former husbands, Thera was predeceased by two sisters and a grandson, Bobby Gillette. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday January 2, 2006 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m. Burial will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, Watkins Glen, at the families convenience.
Delbert G. "Del" "Papa G" Age 64, of Horseheads, NY, a native of Binghamton, NY, died on Sunday, January 21, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Born in Binghamton, NY, the son of the late George and Cecele Giragosian. Del is survived by his wife Francine "Frankie" Giragosian; sister, Dr. Sandra Giragosian; children, Frank (Beth) Giragosian, Diane (Mark), FaithAnn Goodell, and Steven Wright; numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild; also survived by very close friends, Donnie and Anita Brown and Dale Grider. Delbert was a long time member of the Institute Of Divine Metaphysical Research and served as there New York State Treasurer for over 20 years. He moved to Elmira, NY in 1964 and became the owner/operator of Chemung Heating and Building Company. In 1972 he purchased several Pudgie Pizza franchises and later changed them to Papa G's with locations in Binghamton, NY, Sayre, PA and Elmira Heights, NY. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and also on Wednesday, January 24, 2007, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service there Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
GREENE Donald Bruce
Age 70, of Westfield, PA, died on June 20, 2007. Friends may call on Saturday, June 23, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arthur Frederick 89, of Painted Post, NY (long time resident of Lindley, NY), died on December 26, 2006 at The Cleveland Clinic, with his family by his side. Arthur was born on June 30, 1917 in Waverly, NY, the 6th child of Floyd and Vernie Groner. After graduating from Elmira Business Institute, he began working as an accountant. He married his sweetheart and best friend, Marian Lucille Parke on June 26, 1940 in Elmira, NY. His real heart led him toward plumbing and heating when he became employed by Frank Lawrence. Arthur was a hard working man, with his accomplishments driven by the desire to provide for his family. In 1943, he and Marian ventured into farming by purchasing a picturesque property in Lindley, NY where they made their home for 54 years. Meanwhile, he owned and managed a hardware store on Market Street "Groner's The Biggest Little Store in Corning", where he worked until just one month before his death. His generosity and tireless determination left their mark on those who knew him. Arthur was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved sharing life with family, especially taking pride in the milestone moments. His greatest joy was having all 39 family members reunited at Christmas time. Arthur is survived by his daughter, Marian (Cleo) Russell of Lawrenceville, PA, his son, Arthur Jr. at home, his daughter, Linda (Ernest) Schooley of Painted Post, NY, and his daughter, Sally (Michael) Kamienski of Olathe, KS; sisters, Jessie Morgenstern of Little Valley, NY and Ruth Luce of Elmira Heights, NY; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call on Friday, December 29th from 7-9 p.m. or on Saturday, December 30th from 11-1 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery in Presho, NY. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in the name of Groner's Community Support Memorial Fund to Steuben Arc, 6838 Industrial Park Road, Bath, NY 14810, or to the Lindley Community Church, P.O. Box 94 Lindley, NY 14858.
HAKES, Joshualee Scott
Born on June 14, 2007, died on Friday, June 15, 2007, in Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. Joshualee was the son of Jarralee (Conrad) Gleason and Kristopher Hakes of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. In addition to his parents, Joshualee is survived by two brothers, Zhawn Gleason of Troy, PA, Kyle Tomko of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; two sisters, Jasmine Tomko and Brooklynn Wolf of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; maternal grandfather, Randy (Debbie Pierce) Conrad of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; maternal grandmother, Evelyn (Bobby) Gee of Troy, PA; paternal grandfather, Robert Snyder of Hunt, NY; paternal grandmother, Linda (Scott) Jackson of Virginia; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 23, 2007, from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at the funeral home immediately following the visitation at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Myra Goss officiating.
HARWOOD SHIRLEY ANN SLIWA
Shirley Shirley Ann Sliwa died December 11, 2006 after a short illness. Born as Shirley Harwood on March 31, 1934 in Gillman, IL, she grew up in Chicago. She started dancing at the age of 8, and by the time she was 16, she was the Principal Dancer (Prima Ballerina) for the Chicago Ballet Company. Shirley later performed for the American Ballet Theater in New York City. She retired from dancing and married her high-school sweetheart, Kenneth Sliwa, in 1953 at age 19. They started in Marshall, MI, but settled in Horseheads, NY in 1962, moving later to nearby Big Flats in 1968. Shirley threw herself into raising her four kids and was busy in Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts (regional vice-president), and other activities too numerous to list. In 1972, she joined the National Soaring Museum as a secretary-clerk, and within four years she rose to the Executive Director position. She successfully guided the museum through several capital expansions and fund-raising drives, receiving many commendations, including the Warren Eaton Memorial Trophy from the Soaring Society of America. During this time she also was a major supporter of the Harris Hill Junior Soaring Organization. After living in France and traveling throughout Europe for nearly two years, she and Ken retired and moved to Daytona Beach in 1992. Shirley was very active with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and was a key supporter of athletics, in particular the baseball team. She was a former president of the Florida Hospital-Ormond Memorial Auxiliary, in addition to serving as a tireless trainer with the hospital's Teen-Aged Volunteers (TAV) organization. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken in 1996. She is survived by her children, Steven, White Salmon, WA, Christine, Plymouth, MA, David, White Salmon, WA, and Susan, Littleton, CO. She is also survived by her sister, Joyce; and seven grandchildren, Tabitha, Aleah, Ashley, Brian, Marisa, Nathan, and Andrielle. Ceremonies are currently planned for January 12th at the Tomoka Christian Church, 1151 West Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Reception will follow at the church. Memorials may be made to the Kenneth and Shirley Sliwa Memorial Fund at Embry-Riddle University, Office of University Development, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, or the Florida Hospital Memorial Foundation, 770 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Arrangements are by the Lohman Ormond Funeral Home in Ormond Beach, FL, and the Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon, WA.
Col. James H., Jr. Col. James H. Hoag, Jr., USAF (Ret.), 83, of Tioga, Pennsylvania, left the flight pattern with throttles on full forward and afterburners lit at 0500 EST 15 Jan. 07. New orders were received after two year assignment at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bath, New York. He was born in Sayre, Pennsylvania to Theresa and James Hoag, Sr. on October 9, 1923. After graduating from Sayre High School in 1941, he went on to receive his Bachelor's degree in Public Relations from Boston University. He always kept music in his life and was an upright bass player, a jazz pianist and, unknown to most, a copyrighted composer. Like millions of others of his generation who joined the military, he served with honor and distinction as a highly decorated combat fighter pilot in Korea and Vietnam. Along the way he made many friends, raised a family, and commanded many airmen, retiring as the Wing Commander of the 401st Tactical Combat Fighter Wing at Madrid, Spain in 1970. He would tell you that he was one lucky guy to get paid to fly. Returning to his home, he resided in Towanda, and attended Marywood College in Scranton, earning his Master's degree in Psychology. He provided private counseling to many over the years and also served as the Director of the Tri-County Commission for Drug & Alcoholism Rehabilitation for Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan counties. Interspersed over those years, he developed a much sought after expertise in antiques and antique porcelain restoration. Jim was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #235, The Military Order of the World Wars, National Air Force Association, and the VFW. Col. Hoag is survived by his wife, Kay (Ackerman) Hoag of Tioga, PA; his son, James Hoag III of Rochester, NY; daughter, Amy Miller of Churchville, NY, daughter, Karen Mitchell of Tucson, AZ; and sister, Mary Lou Adams of Ulster, PA; He was grandfather to seven loving grandchildren and leaves numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and stepchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Calvary United Methodist Church at 6 Franklin Street, Lawrenceville, PA 16929, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 20th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Calvary United Methodist Church building fund. A private burial service will be held at a later date.
HODDER - BLISS, Darla B.
Age 44, of Oakwood Ave. in Elmira Heights, died after a long but courageous battle with leukemia surrounded by her loving family and friends. Darla was born January 1, 1963, in Corning, the daughter of Gilbert and Elizabeth Yohe Hodder. Darla attended schools in Corning, and was a graduate of Corning East High School, and a C.C.C. graduate. Darla was married to Bryan Bliss. A longtime resident of the Elmira Heights area, Darla was a board member of the Elmira Heights Committee for Special Education. Darla was an expert crafter, who loved spending time with her family and friends. Surviving Darla is her husband, Bryan; sons ,Bryan Michael, Brandon Mahlon, and Brett Glen, all at home; brothers, David (Cathy) Hodder of Monterey, NY, Donald Hodder of Painted Post, NY, Scott Hodder of North Carolina, and Frank (Lori) Hodder of Campbell; sisters, Darceia (Denny) Steficek of Campbell, Patti (Jim) Carl of Corning, and Nancy Maurice of Myrtle Beach; grandmother, Anita Yohe of Corning; several nieces and nephews; and two very special friends, Maria Drake and Kenneth and Kimberly Lorson. She was predeceased by her parents, Gilbert and Elizabeth Hodder; and a brother, John Hodder. Calling hours for Darla will be held at Carpenters Funeral Home on Monday, June 18, from 2-4 p.m. A Funeral Service and Committal will be held at 4 p.m. immediately after calling hours with the Rev. Jim Ellis officiating. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at the Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post. In lieu of flowers, family and friends are asked to send memorial donations in Darla's name to the Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY 14620.
Laurie A. Age 89, of Horseheads, NY, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Laurie was born on June 29, 1917 in Hicks, NY, son of the late Herman and Liisa Karppala. Laurie served our country in the United States Army prior to WWII. He was ordained with the Church of God of the Bible in Lansdown, MD, a member of Faith Tabernacle in Horseheads, NY, avid fan of baseball, also played on the "Senior Citizens Softball League until he was 78 years old. He was affectionately known as the deacon at M&M Hot's in Elmira. Survivors include his wife, Esther of 63 loving years; daughters, Shirley (Gary) Sharer, Faith Klock, Esther Jean Karppala and Deborah Karppala; sons, Lauri Karppala Jr., David (Susan) Karppala and Aaron (Claudia) Karppala; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also nieces and nephews. Laurie was predeceased by his son, Daniel Karppala; grandsons, Andrew and Asa Karppala; son-in-law, Khris Klock; several brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, January 7, 2007, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. with Rev. John Stutzman officiating. Interment will take place in Halsey Valley Cemetery in Halsey Valley, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Esther D. Karppala at P.O. Box 2292, Elmira Heights, NY 14903. A special thank you to the 5th floor skilled nursing in St. Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful care Laurie received during his stay.
Jack of Clifton Park, NY, died Sunday, January 14, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, NY. Jack was formerly of Elmira, NY. He was born October 20, 1937 in Athens PA, the son of Juanita Bryan of Horseheads, NY, and the late Clifford R. Kellogg. He was the husband of the late Barbara Vaughn Kellogg. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 22, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY. Burial Montour Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Lynn G. Age 81, of Dundee, NY, died Monday, December 25, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, in Elmira, NY. Honoring his wishes, there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will begin with a Masonic Service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday (Dec. 30), at the Dundee Presbyterian Church, 31 Main Street, Dundee, Rev. Herbert Tennies officiating. Burial will be in Rock Stream Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Presbyterian Church, 31 Main Street, Dundee, 14837. Lynn was born July 9, 1925 in Dundee, the son of the late Ross H. and Edith V. Speary Kent. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1943. He served 2 years in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and 15 months during the Korean Conflict. After an honorable discharge, he returned to school and received his Bachelor's Degree in History and English from SUNY Albany; his Masters Degree in Education from Cornell in 1961, followed by a year of Post Grad studies at the University of Pittsburgh. A lifelong local resident, Lynn was a reading teacher for 31 years, 30 of which were with the Penn Yan Central School District, retiring in 1985. An accomplished musician and organist, Mr. Kent was a member, organist, and choir director of the Dundee Presbyterian Church since 1962, a member of the Dundee Masonic Lodge 123 F&AM, the Dundee American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post #660, and the Dundee Historical Society. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Edna L. Kent of Dundee; his dear friends in Pittsburgh, William E. Lindberg; his children and their families; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers, Kenneth, Raymond, Carlton, Maurice, and Elwin. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.
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KINSMAN MARY MONROE (SRGP 23785)
Mary Kinsman Age 80, died suddenly in Prestwich, Manchester, England, on December 21, 2006. She was born in Elmira, NY on November 12, 1926, the youngest child of Richard and Helen McCann Kinsman. Mary was predeceased by her husband, former County Judge Donald H. Monroe, whom she married on March 5, 1949; and two sisters, Katherine Scott and Dorothy Keyes. She is survived by her current husband, Keith Crowe of Manchester, England, whom she married on December 27, 1998; her brother, Bill Kinsman of Fairport, NY; four children, Christy Smith of Alexandria, VA, Donald Monroe, Jr. of Hyattsville, MD, Robert Monroe of Concord, MA, Maggie Monroe-Cassel of Santa Fe, NM; Norwegian exchange student daughter, Tone Nerdrum of Oslo; and five granddaughters, Elizabeth Smith of Centreville, VA, Rachel Smith of Alexandria, VA, Hannah and Katie Monroe of Hyattsville, MD, and Chelsea Monroe-Cassel of Glenside, PA. Mary devoted her life to her family and to Elmira. Throughout the years, she was active in numerous civic organizations including the YWCA, the Blind Association, the Junior League, Wednesday Morning Club and Torch Club. Mary was a leader in the music community, belonging to Thursday Morning Musicales, singing in local church choirs and bell choirs and the Choral Society, and serving on the board of the Symphony. She was a founding member of The Clemens Center and was dedicated to helping to insure its future success. Mary was a concert pianist and shared her musical talent in many settings. She was a founder of Chemung County Habitat for Humanity, helped resettle refugees and helped start the Downtown Lunch Room through First Baptist Church. Church involvement was a central part of Mary Monroe's life. Over the years, she was a member of and held numerous leadership positions at Lake Street Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church and The Park Church. Mary's spirit of adventure and appreciation for other cultures took her abroad many times and brought the world into her family's home in Elmira. She and Judge Monroe especially appreciated French language and culture. Mary majored in French at Hood College. During the past eight years, she thoroughly enjoyed her second home and friends in Manchester, England, and her many travels with Keith throughout the British Isles and elsewhere. Her family and friends celebrated her eightieth birthday on November 25, 2006 in Mandeville Hall at The Clemens Center. Guests from many states and two countries were present. Elmira Mayor, John Tonello, proclaimed the day Mary Monroe Day for all that she has given to the community over the last 80 years. A funeral will be held in Manchester, England, on January 4th, 2007. A memorial service will be held at The Park Church in Elmira on Saturday, January 13th, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Kimberly McDowell and the Rev. John Monroe-Cassel will officiate. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Chemung County Habitat for Humanity, The Park Church, First Baptist Church and The Clemens Center.
KOVAL Andrew James
Age 46 of Horseheads, NY died on April 21, 2007 very unexpectedly. A Celebration of Andy's Life will be held on Saturday June 23, 2007 from 1–4 PM at The Hickory House Restaurant 3543 Watkins Road in Pine Valley, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
Vergie Etta Green, 91, of Tunkhannock, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock. Born Oct. 10, 1915, in Silvara, she was a daughter of the late Levi and Leah Elizabeth Sink LaFrance. She was married to the late J. Elston Green, who died in 1969. She was employed for more than 30 years as a sewing machinist for Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory, Tunkhannock, retiring in March, 1981. She was a member of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. She enjoyed the company of her family, and loved to walk and care for her yard. She is survived by a brother, Clyde LaFrance, LeRaysville, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Genevieve Ace, Pauline Tewksbury and Alice Fuhrey. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Brian Hill of Eaton Baptist Church officiating. At her request there will be no calling hours. Interment, Jersey Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, Tunkhannock. Memorial contributions may be made to Triton Hose Co., Tunkhannock, or Children's Home, 1182 Chenango St., Binghamton N13901-1696. Contributed by a cousin Carol Hoose Brotzman
Eugene W. Sr. "Mr. Mobil" Age 79, of Elmira, NY, went to be reunited with his wife, Doris on Friday, January 12, 2007, at Elcor Health Service surrounded by his family. He is survived by his children, Jeanette L. and Paul Titus of Elmira, NY, Gene and Doreen Lawrence Jr. of Elmira, NY, Glenn and Diane Lawrence of Ormond Beach, FL, and Teresa Lawrence-Fields of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Colleen, and Anthony Lawrence, Stacey and Marlea Fields, Jason and Marty Titus, Kristine and Tiffany Lawrence. Also several loving relatives and friends. His loving wife, Doris preceded Eugene in death in 2003. He was the owner and operator of Lawrence's Mobil in Elmira, NY for many years and was the last of the original friendly service Mobil Dealers; known to many as "Mr. Mobil." Eugene was a member of the New York State Gasoline Dealers Association, a devoted Chicago Cubs and Indiana Hoosiers fan. He was a fan of auto racing, especially Jeff Gordon of NASCAR, but most of all he was extremely proud to be the sponsor of the Lawrence Mobil Racing Team; he also sponsored the Elmira Pioneer Baseball team for over 10 years. Eugene was known for quick wit with many cliche's. In his spare time he was known to play card games such as rummy or crazy eight's and was quite a good artist. He was a United States Navy veteran and he and Doris enjoyed traveling. It was Eugene's request that there be no calling hours and a private service be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to make memorials may do so by donating to the Chicago Cubs Kids Care Organization, Cubs Care at Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
Edward C. Age 56, of Horseheads and formerly of Odessa, died early Monday morning, January 1, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ed was born in Elmira, NY, February 22, 1950, to the late Charles (Bill) and Blanche Mosher Lewis. Ed served his country with the US Navy during the Vietnam Era. He worked for many years at Schuyler Hospital as the Director of Dietary Services and most recently was a bus driver with the Horseheads Central School District. Ed also coached for the CVSA for many years. Surviving Ed is his wife Gail Lewis; daughters, Casey and Kelly Lewis all of Horseheads, NY; brothers and sister, Dave Lewis of Enfield, NY, Joanne (Hal) Martin of Lansing, NY and Dan (Sylvia) Lewis of Gillette, PA; former sister-in-law, Nancy Schierloh and nieces and nephews, Mike and Chris Lewis, and William and Emma Martin, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The Family will welcome friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 Horseheads, NY 607-739-2035 on Wednesday, January 3, 2007, from 5-7 p.m. Ed's Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. Gravesite service for Edward will be Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 11 a.m. Ed will be buried in his family lot in Highland Cemetery Odessa, NY with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Ed may do so through charities of one's choice. Ed was a loving daddy whose life was devoted to his children. He will be missed.
LUCY - ANTONETTI
Rose M. (Lucy) Age 83, of S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA, died Monday, December 11, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, following a brief illness. Born January 1, 1923 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Nicolas Lucy and Mary Cantando Lucy. On June 25, 1946, Rose married Bruno R. Antonetti at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Elmira, NY. During WWII she was employed by the Remington Rand Co. in Elmira. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Mathers of Scottsdale, AZ, Florence Marino of Elmira, NY, and Philomena Pica of Elmira, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA.
LURIE PAULA GOLDMAN
Paula L. Age 87, of Appleridge in Horseheads, New York, died Saturday, December 30, 2006. Mrs. Goldman was born in Little Falls, NY on February 5, 1919, the daughter of Lewis and Melva Saks Lurie. She was a graduate of Stoneleigh Junior College, Rye Beach, NH, and attended Temple University School of Social Group Work. Paula married Soloman Goldman on September 24, 1939. She was active in Girl Scouting in Amsterdam, NY, and in gardening, art, and needlework groups in Schenectady, NY. She was a former member of Temple Israel in Amsterdam and Temple Gates of Heaven in Schenectady. Paula was a retired Travel Agent and had been employed by Drop Travel and Metro Travel. She is survived by two daughters, Betsy Goldman of Venice, CA, and Peggy Goldman of Minewille, NY; son and daughter-in-law, John Goldman and Elizabeth Walton; two grandchildren, Michael and Susan Goldman, all of Elmira, NY. Paula was predeceased by her loving husband, Soloman. Contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22203, or the American Heart Assoc., 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624. A memorial service will be held at Congregation B'Nai Israel, 900 W. Water St., Elmira, on Friday, January 5, 2007, at 2 p.m. Rabbi Mimi Biatch officiating. Interment of Paula's ashes will be at the convenience of the family.
Lifelong resident of Webb Mills
Age 88, died on Monday, June 18, 2007, peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
MANCHESTER Richard F.
Lifelong resident of Webb Mills
Was born June 4, 1919 in Pine City, NY, the son of the late Floyd P. and Mary Ethel (Van Curen) Manchester, died peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 88. In 1939, Richard married Evelyn "Buzzie" (Besanceney); prior to her death in 2003 they celebrated 64 wonderful years of love and life together. His son, Thomas A. Manchester, also preceded him in death in 1995. He is survived by his beloved sons, Richard H. "Butch" (Carol) Manchester of Wellsburg, NY, Daniel E. Manchester of Pine City, NY; loving grandchildren, Gordon (Sandy) Manchester, Martin (Melanie) Manchester, Scott (Barbara) Manchester, Kelli (Rex) Manchester, Julie Brannon, Brian (Jill) Manchester; ten much-loved great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Donna) Manchester of Pine City, NY; sister, Winifred Frampton of Pine City, NY; sister-in-law, Betty Besanceney of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Richard was a lifetime member of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church. He retired from the US Post Office in Pine City, NY, as a letter carrier after many years of dedicated service. Throughout his life he proudly farmed the land on the Manchester homestead. Family and friends are invited to gather to celebrate Richard's life on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at the Webb Mills United Methodist Church, 1623 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY at 3:00 p.m. The Reverend Joseph Kim will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Webb Mills United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.
Steve (Big Mac) Age 76, of Elmira, NY. He was born January 18, 1930 in Cocoa, FL, son of the late Bland and Carrie (Dawson) McArthur, and died Thursday, December 21, 2006, unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Lila Kate of Horseheads; children, Steve, Jr. (Angie) of Minneapolis, MN, Dale (Kathy) of Elmira, Bland (Pearline) of Minneapolis, MN, Joyce (Craig) Clark of Jacksonville, FL, Jennifer Ross of Elmira, and Murray of Syracuse; brother, Clarence Coleman; and special niece, Carol Coleman, both of Newark, NJ; special friend, Flordia Jackson of Elmira; along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Steve retired from General Electric and then owned and operated McArthur's Place on 5th St. until his retirement in 1997. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the Mt. Nebo Lodge 82, F. & A.M., P.H.A. and the I.B.P.O.E. of W. Queen City Lodge 174, and was a member of the Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, December 27th, from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Thursday, December 28th, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Faith Temple Community Church, Harper St., Elmira, where his funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Rev. Roosevelt Simmons will officiate. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Joseph "Joe" Mark 45, of Wendell, NC, a native of Elmira, NY, died January 12th at his home. He was the son of the late Thomas P. McCann and is survived by his mother, Lynne Liddick McCann McCambridge of Naples, FL; brothers, Thomas P. McCann of Chicago, IL, Jeffrey S. McCann and wife, Francine of Rolling Meadows, IL; sister, Kelly McCann of Greenville, SC. Funeral Mass, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 20, 2007, at St. Eugene's Catholic Church in Wendell, NC. A prayer service will be held Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, with visitation to follow until 8:30 pm.
Robert C. Of the Southside, died peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on Friday morning, December 29, 2006 at the age of 77. Born on August 28, 1929 in Elmira, Bob was the son of Frances & Martha Gilmore McDonald. He married Mary Jane Tabash on April 16, 1955. Bob served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1952. A hard worker and good provider, Bob was employed by Westinghouse for many years, He also touched many young lives as a educator at BOCES where he taught business machines and computers. Bobs many interests included gardening, traveling, the NY Yankees and family times. Surviving is his wife and companion, Mary Jane Tabash McDonald; their daughter and son-in-law, Joan & Ed Burrows, Pine City; three grandsons, Christopher Joseph "Chris", Theodore Nicholas "Teddy" and Nathaniel Robert "Nate Burrows, sister's, Ruth Veina, Southport; and Gail Watts, Pine City; brother's, Francis (Margaret) McDonald, Southport; William (Marge) McDonald, Elmira; several nieces, nephews, cousins, especially James McDonald, Jamestown, PA; and their extended families. Also many close and loved friends including, Betty Burrows and Charles & Mary Sullivan. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brother-in-laws, Charles Veina and Jack Watts. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday January 1, 2007 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation 3:15 p.m. Military honors will be accorded Mr. McDonald in the Gardens following the service. Our family wishes to thank St. Joseph's Hospital for taking such good care of Bob, the doctors, nurses and aides on the third floor made his final days so comfortable. God bless each of you.
MCKINNON ELEANOR FRANCIS EMERY
With heavy hearts, we report that Eleanor Francis McKinnon Emery, 94, died on June 15, 2007. Eleanor lived independently in her home on Cornell Road in Elmira until early May. She continued to help others, delivering Meals on Wheels, until being hospitalized. She had lived on her own since her Richie died in 1984. Shortly after turning 90, she lost most of her sight. She was also very hard of hearing. Even with these limitations, she remained an active bridge player, faithful member of her church, and a strong supporter of her many good causes. Eleanor was born June 1, 1913 in York, Pennsylvania to the late Robert Bruce and Marion Downey McKinnon. She graduated from Beaver College in 1935 and married Richard Potter Emery of Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1937. Eleanor and Rich moved to Elmira in 1943. Eleanor was a member of The Park Congregational Church. Eleanor created her own business, Howdy Stranger, modeled after Welcome Wagon, through which she welcomed over 6,000 newcomers to the Elmira, New York area. Eleanor was an avid bird watcher, a conservation-environmentalist, before politicians could spell the words, and a cat lover, particularly of her Dusty and elusive Baby. She was a community activist, never sitting by to wait for someone else to take the lead. She was an active volunteer and leader in a number of community organizations, including The Park Church, Arnot Art Museum, Tanglewood Nature Center, Meals on Wheels, Chemung County Community Foundation, Humane Society, Wednesday Morning Club, Planned Parenthood, and the Junior League. Eleanor was the founder of the Elmira Little Theater. Eleanor took great interest in the travels and goings on of her children and grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by them all: Jack, Dick and Ellen and their wives and husband; Katie, Janet, Sarah, Susannah, William and Brendan; and, her great-granddaughter Maddie. A memorial service to celebrate Eleanor's life will be held at The Park Church on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. The Emery and Coyne Families Memorial contributions may be made to Park Church, Community Foundation of the Elmira-Corning Area, or Tanglewood Nature Center.
MESSERSMITH SUZANNE STIVERS
Suzanne (Messersmith) Died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, after a brief illness. Survivors include her children: Christina S. Gibson (David), Elizabeth A. Fraboni (Bob), Andrew J. Stivers, Martha L. Stivers; a beloved aunt, Bunny Moss; a brother, Craig E. Messersmith (Jane); and grandchildren, Abby E. Gibson, Vanessa J. Gibson, Max H. Fraboni, Wells R. Fraboni and Keely E. Fraboni. Sue was born October 23, 1934 in Buffalo, NY. After graduating from Rochester General Hospital's School of Nursing in 1954, Sue spent the majority of her life dedicated to her family and healthcare issues. In 1955 she married the love of her life, The Reverend Alton H. Stivers (deceased) with whom she loved to travel. From 1958-1961 she and her husband were missionaries for the Episcopal Church in Brazil, where together they started a rural Women's Health Clinic and a church school, both of which are still active today. As an RN she worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including Public Health; Long Term Care; Planned Parenthood; school nurse at Wells College; and additional missionary stints in Belize, Central America. Suzanne was an active member of each community that she lived in and was one of the founding volunteers for the Schulyer Ambulance Service in Watkins Glen, NY, and Hospice of Cayuga County. She volunteered with the Dundee Public Library & St. James Thrift Shop. She was a member of many community organizations, including the Vestry of St. James, the Red Hat Society and a local Women's Trust Group. An avid traveler, Sue visited a number of countries with various family members and friends, including Brazil, England, Wales, France, Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Australia. The place she enjoyed the most was her beautiful home on Seneca Lake where she loved to garden, swim, hike in the woods and walk her beloved yellow Labrador, Chiquita. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you kindly consider making a donation to one of Sue's favorite charities: Doctors Without Borders, Our Little Roses Home for Girls in Honduras, Central America (www.ourlittleroses.org), a Hospice facility of your choice. Calling hours will be on Saturday, January 6th from 2-4 at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, NY, and the funeral service will be on Sunday, January 7th at 2 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Decatur St., Watkins Glen.
Ruth M. Age 50, of #108 Taft Avenue, Elkland, PA, died Monday, December 25, 2006, at her residence. She was born February 9, 1956 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Bert and Cora Himes Mortimer. She graduated from Elkland High School in 1974. She received her undergraduate degree from Mansfield University and her Master's Degree from West Chester University. After doing an internship at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, Ruth worked for many years as a Clinical Chemist for Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She attended the Elkland Wesley Chapel. Ruth is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Ralph Croft, R.D., Lawrenceville, PA, Nancy and Robert Goodrich, Elkland, PA; eight nieces and nephews, several great-nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Elkland Wesley Chapel, North Buffalo Street, Elkland, PA, Rev. Robert Goodrich and Rev. David Blowers Offc. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland Public Library, the Wesley Chapel, and the American Cancer Society in Ruth's memory. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920.
P. DEAN HOMER FUNERAL HOME listing December 30, 2006
Pauline Rosena Neuber Rouse, (September 9, 1914 - December 29, 2006) 92, of Dushore, PA died peacefully on Friday, December 29, 2006 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, PA. She spent her last day surrounded by her family. She was born on September 9, 1914 in Wilmot, PA, a daughter of the late Jacob & Belvia Hunsinger Neuber. She graduated from the Dushore High School, a member of the class of 1932. Pauline met William J. Rouse of Dushore, PA at the Dushore Silk Mill and they were married on August 23, 1941. They were married 59 years. Bill predeceased her on September 1, 2000. Pauline was a loving spouse, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, friend and neighbor. She and Bill raised their six children on the family farm. She was active in school activities when her children attended St. Basil’s Catholic School and Sullivan County High School. Pauline was known for her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She was also an outstanding cook and baker and was a caterer for many years. Her love of cooking was passed on to her children and is reflected in the Rouse Family Cookbook which was published by her children in December 2004. Pauline was also a scout leader for many years. Pauline was a life long member of Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, PA and a former member of the Dorcas Society. She was very active with the Sullivan County Democratic Party and served as a county auditor for 16 years. Surviving: Three daughters and sons-in-law: Kathleen (Mark) Arpa Vienna, VA Rosemary (David) Meisner Manila, Philippines Dolores (William) Inch Vienna, VA Two sons and daughter-in-law: James Rouse Dushore, PA Richard (Patricia) Rouse Stafford, VA Daughter-in-law: Shirley Rouse Austin, TX Sister and brother-in-law: Betty (Dana) Horton Athens, PA Sisters-in-law: Arlene Neuber Wilmot, PA Helen Keating Elmira, NY Eleven grandchildren: Karen De Rouen, Travis and Craig Rouse Daniel, Jessica & Melissa Meisner Stephen & Kimberly Inch Jennifer, Stephanie and Richard Rouse Numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by a son, William R. Rouse on July 13, 1996 and by brothers: Reuben and Lewis Neuber and sister, Genevieve Smith. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. at Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Dushore, PA with the Rev. Randele Lee Albers, her pastor, officiating. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 from and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Burial will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Zion Chapel, PO Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614, or the Dushore Ambulance Association, Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com. Submitted by a cousin, Carol Hoose Brotzman
Lester M. of Knoxville, PA 84, died Thursday, January 4, 2007, in his home. Born June 26, 1922 in Galeton, he was the son of Henry and Mary Smith Newcomb. On June 9, 1948 in Bingham Twp., he married the former Edith Graves, who survives. He was employed by the Eberle Tannery in Westfield and the Northern Tioga School District. He was a Methodist member of the Knoxville Yoked Church. Surviving besides his wife are: three sons, Ralph (Judy) Newcomb of Wellsville, NY, LeRoy (Jenny) Newcomb of Knoxville, and Roger (Wendy Doan) Newcomb of Osceola; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leon Newcomb of Galeton, and Milton (Millie) Newcomb of Ulysses; a sister, Eva Hurd of Grove City; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Clarence and Earl; and three sisters, Iva Newcomb, Helena Pelchy, and Lula Price. Friends may call Sunday, January 7th, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday in the Knoxville Yoked Church, Knoxville, PA. The Rev. Joel N. Coleman and the Rev. James L. Williams will co-officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Laurel Hospice, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or the Knoxville Yoked Church, Knoxville, PA 16928.
NICHOLSON - COREY Kelly Marie (Nicholson)
Age 24 of 12 Roberts Avenue Corning, New York died very unexpectedly on Saturday June 16, 2007. Kelly was born January 24, 1983 in Elmira, NY the daughter of John P. "Sean" and Janice K. Knuppenburg Nicholson. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 2000. Kelly had worked at Soaring Eagles Golf Club and was an Accounting Office Clerk at Wegman's in Elmira, NY. She loved scrapbooking and turtles. Kelly married her husband, James E. Corey IV, on April 15, 2006 and they recently celebrated their First Wedding Anniversary on April 15, 2007 with a trip to Niagara Falls, Canada. Kelly loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Kelly is survived by her loving and devoted husband James E. Corey IV; her beloved sons: Gavin Marcus Nicholson Corey and James E. Corey V both at home; her loving mother: Jan Knuppenburg Nicholson of Pine Valley, NY; her loving father: John P. "Sean'" Nicholson of Horseheads, NY; her beloved sister: Julie M. Nicholson of Buffalo, NY; father-in-law and mother-in-law: James E. & Debbie Corey III of Elmira, NY; grandparents: Emma L. Knuppenburg of Horseheads, NY, James E. & Julia Corey Jr. of Binghamton, NY, and Barbara Hamlin of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special friend Kristina Rowe Blodgett. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday June 20, 2007 from 5-8 PM. Kelly's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with her uncle Chaplin David C. Knuppenburg officiating. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Kelly through memorials to an Educational Scholarship Fund for her children c/o Mr. James E. Corey IV 12 Roberts Avenue Corning, NY 14830.
Robert M. Age 70, of 107 McIntyre St., Blossburg, died Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born in Charleston Twp. on March 14, 1936, the son of the late Foster and Sybil Vaughan Patterson. Mr. Patterson was married to Laura Barthalomew Patterson, who survives. He was a member of Bloss Lodge #350 F&AM, Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post #167 of Morris Run, Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Arnot Sportsman's Association and PA Grand Canyon Travel Trailer Club. Robert grew up in Charleston Township and was Captain of the Basketball Team at Charleston High School, FFA League in 1955. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a Past-President of Arnot Sportsman's Association. He served 23 years in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He was a Platoon Sergeant E7, Detachment 1 Combat Support Co. 3rd Battalion 109th Infantry. After his retirement as a truck driver, he farmed as a hobby and loved operating his John Deere tractor. He enjoyed travel, and with his wife, Laura, had traveled much of the United States (including Alaska) in his motor home. He had also made trips to Europe and Africa. He was an enthusiastic sports fan and greatly enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports. He was a beloved father and devoted husband and will be sadly missed by many family and friends. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Laura, are sons, Kevin (Jean) Patterson and Todd (Margie) Patterson; stepdaughter, Sherry (Steve) Stiner; and stepson, Danny Brooks; sisters, Patty (Bill) Smith and Janet (Jim) McWhorter; brothers, Howard Patterson and James (Sharon) Patterson; grandchildren, Scott and Mark Patterson, Farrell and Lindsey Patterson, and Mackey and Skye Stiner; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received Saturday, December 23, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church, Blossburg, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Memorial services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jason Guillaume officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 108 North Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA 16912. Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Allan "Boots" C. 60, of 1745 Lincoln Dr., died Saturday, January 6, 2007, at home. He was born May 15, 1946 in Elmira, NY and was the son of Allan C. Pierce, Sr. and Dorothy M. Davis Pierce. Allan was a 1965 graduate of Elmira Southside High School. He also attended numerous technical schools and had extensive training in the U.S. Army and Bureau of Prisons. He retired in 1998 from the Federal Bureau of Prisons where he was a supervisor. Allan was a member of Loyalsock Township Volunteer Fire Co. #1 where he served as a Fire Police and a Lieutenant. He was also an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife, the former Mayette Arciaga; one son, Jacob Pierce, AZ; two daughters, Kelli Fenner, NY, Kristi Pierce, FL; one brother, Robert Pierce, Elmira, NY; one sister, Sheila Hughey, Corning, NY; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers. The family suggests that memorial contributions in Allan's name be made to Loyalsock Township Volunteer Fire Co. #1, Fire Police Fund, 715 Northway Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or Southern Care Hospice, 190 Choate Circle Suite B, Montoursville, PA 17754. Kaufman Funeral Home, Williamsport, PA is in charge of arrangements.
Lewis R. Age 52, of Westfield, PA, died January 12, 2007. Friends may call Monday, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p
Frances M. 'Fran' Place Conrad, Of Wellsburg, NY Was born September 19, 1923 in Silvara, PA, the daughter of the late John and Essie Grose Place, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2007, peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 83. She was greeted at Heaven's Gate by her son, Gary, who preceded her in death in 1996, as well as other family and loved one's who have gone on before. She is survived by her loving husband, companion and best friend, John W. Conrad; beloved children, Myrle (Tom) Richards of Waverly, NY; Marcia Rudolph of Okmulgee, OK; Marty (Edelyn) Conrad of Broken Arrow, OK; Monty (Patty) Conrad of Tulsa, OK; Kevin Conrad of Elmira, NY; sisters, Myrle (John) Knapp of Elmira, NY; Thelma Scott of Scottsdale, AZ; along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 'Aunt Fran', as she was known by family and even those who weren't her blood family, will always be remembered for her big heart, compassion to those in need, a shoulder to always lean on, but most importantly, she will be remembered as a prayer warrior. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating Fran's life and honoring her memory will be celebrated by the Reverend Brian Harris on Wednesday, January 24th, at 12:00 (Noon) in Elmira Christian Center, 235 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.
Robert V. "Buck" Age 83, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, December 30, 2006. Buck was married to Patricia "Nan" Poling. He was the plant manager of the former Dresser Manufacturing, Wellsboro, PA. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. at the Carlton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.
PURCELL Richard D.
Age 48, of Blossburg, PA, died on Monday, June 18, 2007, at his residence. Arrangements are by the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.
QUIGLEY, Donald J.
Age 83, of Hector, NY, died May 22, 2007. Donald John Quigley was born December 15, 1923 in Cayuga, NY, to Marguerite Minet Quigley (d.1973) and Harold C. Quigley (d.1944). Donald was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Reva J. Quigley on June 21, 2006. Survivors include: children: daughters, Susan (Henry) Rocholl of Montour Falls, NY, Susan (Peter) Farrell of Half Moon Bay, CA, Patricia (Randy) Rusheen of San Diego, CA; and sons, Carl (Carol) Conklin of Binghamton, NY, and Patrick (Marcia) Quigley of Hampstead, NH; and was also predeceased by son, Dale Conklin in 1965; grandchildren, Christopher (Cecilia) Salzer, Scott (Darla) Salzer, Jill (Michael) Covington, Laura (John) Johnston, Ryan Rusheen, Nicole Rusheen, Dale (Michele) Conklin, Michael Quigley, Alison Quigley; great-grandchildren, J.T. and Dillon Salzer, Paul and Kuulei Salzer, Lucy Covington; brothers, Valere Quigley, NC, Harold (Geraldine) Quigley, VA; sisters-in-law, Dora Conklin Wambold, NY, Ruth Conklin Thompson, FL; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Don was an honor student at Union Springs School and graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1941. He then became employed at Schweizer Aircraft Corporation in Elmira, NY. During WWII he left his work to serve in the Army Air Force as a Tail Gunner and was stationed in England. When he completed his military service he returned to and remained with Schweitzer Aircraft Corp. for over 40 years and retired as Vice President, Production Engineering. In the 1950s he was very active in Boy Scouts and served as Scout Master of Troop 51, Valois, NY. As a result of his work at Schweizer Aircraft, he enrolled in Elmira College and received an AAS degree (1967) in Manufacturing Engineering. Later interests included real estate sales, attending Auctioneering School, and forming Finger Lakes Auction Service with Darwin Connelly of Watkins Glen. He and his wife, Reva, were Amway distributors for several years and later opened an antique and collectibles store in Valois, NY (Beggar's Ride). Don was active in the Seneca Union Cemetery Assoc. in Valois, NY, and was instrumental in updating the records (inventory of cemetery) and creating a computer database to maintain the records. Don resided with his family on a 100-acre farm in Caywood, NY. He raised sheep, worked several acres of vineyards, and enjoyed hunting. He loved Seneca Lake and, after his retirement, he and wife, Reva, moved to a new home in Hector, NY, with a beautiful view overlooking Seneca Lake. Over the years, Don was a member of the Lodi Grange, Lodi, NY, a member of Valois Community Church, Valois, NY, and most recently Hector Presbyterian Church, Hector, NY. For many years, Don and Reva spent the winter months at their residence in the Good Samaritan Village, Kissimmee, FL, and made many good friends in the Village and at the First Presbyterian Church, Kissimmee, FL. He taught computer classes to the GSV residents and, in addition, spent one day a week in Orlando repairing and rebuilding computers, which were sent to missionaries all over the world. In addition, Don participated in raising funds for the GSV Endowment Fund by helping to organize and auctioneering at their annual auctions. He was also instrumental in forming the GSV Homeowners Association and served as the first president. Because he was an avid golfer, he helped design the GSV Golf Course and was active as both an administrator and player at the course. Reva and Don enjoyed many wonderful travel adventures in their motor home. They made several cross-country treks, visiting family and friends along the way. Don was passionate about golf and played as often as possible with his friend, Carl Bubb, and others in the senior leagues at local courses. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate his life on Saturday, July 7, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hector Presbyterian Church, Route 414, Hector, NY. Memorials may be made to: Hector Presbyterian Church, (special project), PO Box 96, Hector, NY 14841; Seneca Union Cemetery, PO Box 134, Hector, NY 14841; or VLH Ambulance Fund, PO Box 46, Hector, NY 14841. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
RANDALL - CHRISTASTIE
Hannah J. (Randall) Age 95, of Horseheads and formerly a longtime motel proprietor in Watkins Glen, NY, and Eldridge Park Operator in Elmira, NY, died peacefully at home on Saturday, December 16, 2006, while residing with her grandnephew, Douglas and Gretchen Jacobs. Hannah was born in Easton, PA, Sept. 12, 1911, the daughter to the late Herbert David Randall Sr. and Cora Irene Richards. Hannah was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1987, and is survived by several nieces, including Kaye Jacobs of Watkins Glen, NY; as well as many grandnieces and nephews, and several great-grandnieces and nephews. Born and raised in Easton, PA, Hannah moved to Elmira to assist her sister in raising her family. In addition, while working Kreskege's Dollar Store in Elmira, NY, Hannah was later employed by her brother at the Eldridge Park Shooting Gallery for many years. After marrying her future husband, Joseph Christastie "Jiggie" who predeceased her in 1987, she moved to Watkins Glen, NY where with her husband, they owned and operated the Chieftain Motel on Rt. 14 in Watkins Glen for over 40 years. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, December 22, 2006, from 5-7:00 p.m. when her nephew, the Rev. Gregory Randall, will offer closing prayers at the funeral home at 7:00 p.m. A graveside committal service will take place in Easton, PA on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Hannah with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
RICE DORIS H. STRATTON
Doris H. 91, formerly of 51 Port Watson St., Cortland, and Grandview Ave., Elmira, died December 28, 2006 at the Cortland Regional Medical Center Nursing Facility. Mrs. Stratton was born October 17, 1915 in Corning, the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Russell Rice. Mrs. Stratton grew up in Corning and graduated from the Corning Free Academy. In 1938, she married Orval Stratton and together they owned and operated the Damouth Hotel in Savona, NY, for many years. Shortly after selling the hotel, Mrs. Stratton and her husband moved to Elmira. While living in Elmira she had been employed with Elmira College in the admissions office until her retirement. Mrs. Stratton is survived by her son, Dennis (Jan) Stratton of Homer; three grandchildren, Tamara (Fred) LeMoine, Tracey (Thomas) Zuliani and Todd (Lynette) Stratton; nine great-grandchildren, Maxwell, Carlyn, Coleman, Jacob, Alison, Mark, Brooke, Samuel and Luke. Mrs. Stratton was predeceased by her husband, Orval Stratton in 1994; and her sisters, Eleanor Knapp and Gladys Simmons. Funeral services will be private. Interment will take place in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hammondsport, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to send a memorial are asked to consider the Cortland Memorial Foundation of Cortland Regional Medical Center, 134 Homer Ave., Cortland, NY 13045.
Paul Age 84, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, after a brief illness. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
RUDIN - MARROW
Evelyn A. Age 83, of Big Flats, NY died Saturday, December 23, 2006, at Corning Hospital. Evelyn was born in Rejmyre, Sweden on June 24, 1923, to Knute and Eva Rudin. She married Ned J. Marrow in Chicago, IL in 1948. She was an accomplished seamstress and volunteered her sewing expertise at the Bath VA center for many years. She was also past president of the Women's Auxiliary for the VFW Post #524 in Corning, NY. She had a great appreciation for big band music and was an excellent dancer. She was extremely proud of her Swedish heritage and her extensive travel with her husband brought them back to her homeland as well as many other parts of the world. Her survivors include her husband, Ned; one daughter, Christine (Myron) Frost of Big Flats; a granddaughter, Kathryn Colwell of Cornelius, NC; her cousins, Jean Narkis of North Lake, IL, Elaine Galella of Wheaton, IL, and Diane Brown of Dixon, IL. Memorial Services will be at the convenience of the family at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning with Rev. Lynell AlJoe-Thurman officiating. We want to thank Southern Tier Hospice for the care and comfort they provided Evelyn and our family, words cannot express our gratitude. Any donations should be made to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, in Evelyn's name.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, March 2, 1926
Estella Burdic, of Seattle, Wash., died Feb. 10, of apoplexy. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Joshua Hall Rushmore of Westfield Township, and was born October 2, 1852. She was married to Guilford L. Burdic of Westfield, Aug. 24, 1873. She is survived by two children, Maud, wife of George Parsons and their son and daughter and Roy F. Burdic and his wife and four children; three sisters - Leevan Rushmore Smith, her son and grandson, Seattle; May V. Lewis of Westfield, and Dora, wife of W. G. Rushmore, and their son and daughter, of Mixtown. Guilford and Estella Burdic started housekeeping in Westfield and later moved to Bismarck, N. D. In 1889 they moved to Seattle, where Mr Burdic was Postmaster at South Seattle for seven years.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, January 22, 1908
Mr. Allison Schoonover, aged 48, died at his home near Westfield on January 6th. He was born in Clymer on November 30, 1859, and married Miss Estella Benedict in 1886. His wife and aged mother, an adopted son, three brothers and three sisters survive him.
SHERWOOD Floyd "Zeke"
Age 64, of Apalachin, lost his five year courageous battle against cancer on June 20, 2007. Floyd was born in Gibson, NY in 1943 to Harold and Ina (Vandeymark) Sherwood. He was a kind-hearted, honest, hard-working, devoted family man. He is survived by the loves of his life: his partner and wife of 43 years, Rose (Henaghan) Sherwood; his adoring daughters, Colleen and Stephanie; his beautiful granddaughters, Samantha, Breanna, Marrissa, Emma; and his best friend, John Cox. Floyd was the youngest of six children. He is survived by his brother, William (Joan) Sherwood, VT; and sisters, Nora (Bob) Knapp, Big Flats, and Jane Copp, Alpine; two brother-in-laws, Charles Ferguson, Elmira, and Raymond (Bea) Henaghan, Binghamton; and mother-in-law Pearl (Fred) Welch, Susquehanna; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Floyd was predeceased by his parents; his infant daughter, Kelly; sisters Marion Ferguson and Peg Buckley; brothers, Mick and James Sherwood; his father-in-law, Russell Henaghan; very special friends, Jimmy Allen and Bruce Weston; also his canine companions, Niney and Dinker. Zeke first worked at the Public Service Garage and then he went to work for W.J. Norton's. For 25 years, he worked at Hanafin's in Endicott. While working at Hanafin's, he also worked for Cycles of Fifth Avenue and Cawley's Liquor Store. For a few years, he owned his own business, Choice Mower Service in Apalachin. Then he went to work for Vestal Marine and Cycle, Czeb's Marine and Cycle, Central Tractor, Papa G's and Lowes of Vestal, where he retired. At Floyd's request, there will be no formal calling hours or funeral. He is to be cremated by the Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira. The family will accept friends and loved ones at the Sherwood home at 427 Pennsylvania Avenue, today Sunday, June 24th, 2007, from noon to 7 p.m. Those wishing may make donations in his memory to the Apalachin Fire Department, 230 Pennsylvania Ave., Apalachin, NY 13732. The family would like to thank some very special people who helped Floyd and his family in their time of need. Special thanks go to John Cox, Tim Lindsey, Mikey Murphy, Dave Powers, Connie Barton, Floyd Corson, Sue Lent, Cheryl Saxby, Dr. Rai, Dr. MacCarville, Susan Hyde, John and Linda Milks, Phil Romeo Jr., Del Short, Jeanine and the staff at the Tioga County Health Department, all of the people at Lourdes Hospital and the Apalachin Fire Department who took such good care of him, Floyd's long time friends and family that came to visit, and the rest of our friends and family.
James R. Age 61, of Pine City, NY died on January 11, 2007 at home surrounded by his family. He was born January 29, 1945, the son of the late James S. and Ella (Wells) Smith. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; his children, James (Mary) Storch, Joy Storch, Eric Kuhn, Hans Kuhn, Patrick (Jeanette) Smith, Aaron "Luke" (Sarah) Smith; sisters, Doris Knapp, Rosemary Zepp; brother, Ernest Smith; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters, Nancy Sheerer and Evelyn West. It was Jim's request that there be no calling hours and a private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Webb Mills Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
Stacy L. Age 29, of #209A, Tuscarora Street, Osceola, PA, died Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at her residence. She was born September 7, 1977 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Lewis and Sarah Hand Southard. She graduated from Elkland High School in 1996. She attended Corning Community College and Penn Tech. She is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Tracy Southard, Painted Post, NY, Joe and Teonna Southard, Elkland, PA, Michael and Gina Southard, Elkland, PA; sister, Susan Southard and Luis Plaza, Elkland, PA; parents, Lewis and Sarah Southard, Elkland, PA; maternal grandparents, Keith and Marlene Hand, Elkland, PA; "Stacy's best friend", Theresa Harkenrider, Elkland, PA; fiance, Shawn Welcomer, Selinsgrove, PA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Elkland United Methodist Church, #120 North Buffalo Street, Elkland, PA. Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Stacy's family to help with her final expenses. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main St., Elkland, PA 16920.
STRANGE - Philip D. Strange, 68, of Wasilla, Alaska, formerly of Mainesburg, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at Palmer Hospital, Palmer, Alaska, from a stroke. Born Oct. 10, 1933, he was the son of Maxwell and Myrtle McKay Strange. He married Marlene Pryne in 1955. Preceding him in death was his father, Maxwell, in 1997. Surviving in addition to his mother of Mainesburg and his wife of Wasilla, Alaska, are his sister Mary Ellen Barr of Mansfield; sons, Gene, John and Charles; daughters, Joyce and Barbara, all of Alaska; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. funeral to be held in Wasilla, Alaska at the convenience of the family.
THOMAS - HAGER WANDA M. (SRGP 65088)
Wanda M. (Thomas) Age 80, of Mansfield, PA, died on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. She was born on August 18, 1926 in Mansfield, PA, a daughter of the late Hugh G. and Eva M. Thomas. Wanda was the widow of the late retired LTC Homer H. Hager. Mrs. Hager had worked at the former Super Duper of Mansfield, PA. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Susan Hager of Fayetteville, NC; sister, Virginia Leonard of Penn Yan, NY; and two grandchildren, Evan Hager and Matthew Hager. A private family memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2006, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA . Interment will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association.
Michael Jr. Age 62, died Saturday evening, December 23rd, with his daughters by his side. He was born in Elmira, NY on March 24, 1944, the son of Michael A. Ungvarsky, Sr. and Eloise Doud Ungvarsky. Mike graduated from Southside High School and the University of Notre Dame, which always held a special place in his heart. He went on to graduate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Mike then began a long, successful career as a real estate attorney in Crystal Lake, IL, where he gained as much respect in the community for his open and caring personality as he did for his sharp legal skills. Among his many special clients, he was legal counsel for the McHenry County Association of Realtors. Through the years, he also was an adjunct teacher at McHenry County College. Mike moved to Oshkosh, WI in June, 2004 to be closer to his family due to his failing health from Type 1 diabetes. True to form, he made many friends during his short time in Oshkosh, particularly the residents of Lakefront Manor apartments and the staff and patients where he received dialysis. Mike is survived by his two children, Amy (Mike) Foley, Oshkosh and Ann Ungvarsky, Washington, DC. His strong and loving mother, Eloise, Nelson, PA; siblings, Sharon (Jon) Roberts, Rochester, NY, Mark (Michaela) Ungvarsky, Elmira, NY. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Emily Ann, Michael Thomas, and Matthew Patrick Foley, all of Oshkosh; his nephews and nieces, John, Melissa, Brendan and Erin; and special Uncle, Daniel Ungvarsky of Pine City, NY. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael, Sr.; and other loving relatives and friends. Mike was a vastly intelligent, yet unassuming man. He had friends from all walks of life and touched the lives of many people during his 62 years. Not only was he a phenomenal father to his two daughters, he was their greatest friend. A Memorial Mass was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2006, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Oshkosh with Fr. Doug LeCaptain officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 252, 24 Capital Dr., Nelson, PA 16940, who will be establishing a memorial fund in his honor at the University of Notre Dame.
Mrs. Rose Ann Viall Parrish Adams, age 59, of Sugar Run, Pa., died on Thursday, June 14, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., after a courageous battle with cancer. Rose was born on Jan. 16, 1948 in Luthers Mills, Pa., a daughter of the late Richard and Marion Shaffer Viall. She graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in the class of 1965. She married Robert Adams on Jan. 16, 1976. She was a member of the Hollenback Methodist Church. Rose loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving: Spouse: Robert Adams at home; daughters and son-in-law: Angela and Brian Cook of Monroeton, Pa.; Bobbie Sue Adams and Tom Rogers of Sugar Run, Pa.; sons and daughters-in-law: Guy and Karen Parrish of South Montrose, Pa.; Floyd and Beth Parrish of South Montrose, Pa.; step-daughter and husband: Mallissa and Howard Tice of Herrickville, Pa., step-son and wife: Greg and Theresa Adams of Fort Bragg, N.C., Grandchildren: Katherine Parrish, Emma Parrish, Justin Parrish, Jessica Parrish, Ariana Cook, Destiny Tice, Luke Tice, Dennis Adams, Elka Adams, and Michael Adams. She was predeceased by her sister Crystal Viall. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Hollenback United Methodist Church with the Rev. Diane E. Prentice, officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Hollenback United Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 1/5/07
WELLS SHARGON G. VAN ETTEN
Sharon G. (Wells) Age 59 of The Villages, Florida formerly of Horseheads, NY and Rochester, NY died on Wednesday January 3, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. Sharon was born January 20, 1947 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Frank and Mae Tompkins Wells. Growing up in the area she was very active in The Girl Scouts. Sharon was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1965. She married her high school sweetheart, Andrew W. Van Etten Jr., on October 2, 1965 and they recently celebrated their 41st Wedding Anniversary on October 2, 2006. Sharon retired from Kodak in Rochester, NY after several years of dedicated service. She loved her family and friends and cherished every moment she spent with them especially her beloved grandchildren. Sharon is survived by her husband Andrew W. Van Etten Jr.; daughter and son-in-law: Andrea & Randy Jacobs of Palmyra, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Thomas & Joanne Van Etten of Walworth, NY; grandchildren: T.J. Van Etten, Alexis Van Etten, Shawna Van Etten, Cody Jacobs, and Andrew Van Etten; sister and brother-in-law: Sheila & Edward Jennings of Elizabethtown, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Neil & Denise Wells of Rochester, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Gerry & Bob Spaulding of Florida; Larry Van Etten of Florida; Sharon & George Cary of Victor, NY and Renee & Bob McCann of Horseheads, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday January 6, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Sharon's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday January 8, 2007 at 11 AM with the Rev. Beverly A. Davenport officiating. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Sharon through memorials to Hospice of Lake Sumter 601 Casa Bella The Villages, Florida 32161 or Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Foundation c/o Dr. Bradford Carter 12902 Magnolia Drive Tampa, Florida 33612.
Joy Whiting Musselman, age 63, formerly of Laporte and Troy, Pa., died peacefully on Saturday, April 28, 2007, at the home of her daughter Amy in Pompano Beach, Fla. Born Aug. 14, 1943, in New Haven, Conn., Joy was the daughter of Dorothy Strauss Whiting and the late Raymond H. Whiting. She was raised in Chester, Conn., and graduated from the Chester High School and from Bloomsburg State Teacher's College. It was at Bloomsburg that she met Kenneth A. Musselman Jr. of Benton, Pa., and they married in 1964. Kenneth predeceased her this past March 9, 2007, after suffering a stroke. Joy taught elementary school in Sullivan County for several years until she began raising their children. She and Ken were involved with the Laporte Little Theater for years, both behind the scenes in producing the shows, building sets, erecting the tent in the park, designing and making costumes, and also in performing several key roles. After Ken became a professor at Mansfield University, they eventually moved their family to Troy, Pa., to be closer to his work. There they soon made many new friends and Joy opened and operated a craft shop in Troy, where she really enjoyed meeting her customers. She also continued her great love of gardening. After Ken's retirement from Mansfield, they sold their Troy home and began dividing their time between their summer place along the Allegheny River in Venango County and their winter home in St. Mary's, Ga. Joy was pre-deceased by an infant daughter and her dad. She is survived by her daughter, Amy Musselman Pinoargote, and her husband, Gerardo, and their two young sons, Diego and Dante, in Florida; her son, Luke Musselman and wife Mindi and their young son, Matthew Hayden, in Arizona; her mother, Dorothy in Connecticut; a brother, Mark Whiting and his wife, Barbara, of Connecticut; a sister-in-law, Ruthann (Mrs. Wayne) Gavitt of Forksville; and two nieces and two nephews. A graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 7, at the Mountain Ash Cemetery in Laporte with the Rev. Robert W. Brown and Deacon Joseph Roinick officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Sullivan County Library, PO Box 309, Dushore, Pa., 18614, or Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Ga. 31525, which provided care for Joy over the past several months. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
WHITMAN LORRAINE M. DRAKE FERGUSON
Lorraine M. Whitman Drake Went to be with the angels on January 6, 2007. She was born on August 16, 1916 and moved to Florida in 1969 from Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her husbands, Charles I. Drake in 1969, and Robert Ferguson in 1999. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James D. and Joan Drake of DeLand, FL; also granddaughters, Deborah (Tim) Murray of Bridgewater, NJ, Catherine (Michael) Abel of Crowley, TX, and Ann-Margaret Edgerly of Horseheads, NY; six great-grandchildren; also by her sister, Ruth Weiland of Elmira, NY. She will always be remembered as a sweet, gentle lady. Those wishing to remember Lorraine may give memorials to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler County, Florida. Memorial services will be held at the Chapel at Hospice of Port Orange, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, at 2 p.m. on the 25th of January.
WHITTAKER - COOPER
Karen (Whittaker) Age 65, of Covington, PA, died Friday, December 29, 2006, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Charles "Chuck" Cooper for 47 years. Karen was born on January 28, 1941 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Roy and Carolyn (Mahonske) Whittaker. Karen and her husband, Chuck, owned and operated Cooper's Sporting Goods in Mansfield for many years. She was a volunteer for the Mansfield Free Public Library and Santa's Gift Bag. Karen is survived by her husband, Chuck; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Patricia Cooper of Ontario, NY, Charles "Mike" Cooper and Catherine Cowley-Cooper of Webster, NY; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cheryl and Edward Sheffield of Millport, NY, Cynthia "Cinny" Cooper of Rochester, NY; three grandchildren; and a brother, C. Dale Whittaker of Phoenix, AZ. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Edward Trask officiating. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in Karen's memory to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933, or to the Mansfield Ambulance Assoc., 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.
WOOD - On Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2006, our loving mother, sister,
grandmother and great-grandmother Ida E. Chilson, 88, of Warren Township
(RR 2, Rome, Pa.) went to her heavenly home. Ida was born on Jan.
3, 1918, in North Orwell, Pa., a daughter of the late Stanley and Winifred
(French) Wood. She attended school in North Orwell and for many years worked
at General Electric in Johnson City, N.Y., was a dedicated nurse aide at
the Riverview Manor Nursing Home and served as a phone operator for Endless
Mountain Transportation in Towanda. Ida was a devoted wife, mother, sister
and grandmother and treasured the time spent with her family. In addition
she also enjoyed crocheting and watching NASCAR, and was an avid Tiger
Woods and Yankees fan. Ida is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law,
Jeanette and Rosslyn Culver of Harpersville, N.Y., Joyce Spacek of Owego,
N.Y., and Luice Relyea and companion Bob Knox of Owego; her sons and daughters-in-law:
Keith and Joan Chilson of Rome, Scott Chilson of Rome, and David and Betty
Chilson of Owego; a sister, Marjorie Wheaton of Oregon; 18 grandchildren;
24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces,
nephews and their families. Ida was predeceased by her husband, Stephen
L. Chilson; her sons Kenneth and Steven; her brothers, Lyle and Leonard;
son-in-law Bill Relyea; and two granddaughters. A time of remembering the
special gift Ida was to all of us will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.
6, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of
visitation and sharing memories will be held from 11 a.m. until the time
of the service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Those who wish may kindly
consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one's choice in loving
memory of Ida E. Chilson. Daily Review - 12/30/2006.
? CLANCY Mary Frances
Mary Frances Age 76, of Hornell, NY, died Thursday afternoon in Hornell. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing and had been employed as a registered nurse for many years. She was married on May 15, 1954 to Edward G. Clancy, Jr., who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Kathleen Clancy, Kelly Belz, and Kolleen Dunn; three sons, Edward Clancy III, James Clancy and Kevin Clancy; her sister, Janice (Michael) Murphy of Elmira. The family of Mary Frances Clancy will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Hornell with burial in the Bath National Cemetery.
? CUNDY, Margaret E. "Granny"
Age 90, of Eleanor St., Horseheads, died peacefully after a long illness at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday evening, June 14, 2007. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, June 17, 2007, from 3-5:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated there at the funeral home on Monday, June 18, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. with her nephew, the Rev. Al Craig to officiate. Interment to follow in Hicks Cemetery in Lockwood, NY. Special thanks to the dedicated and caring staff of Southern Tier Hospice, including Debbie Jaynes; also, special thanks to her care giver, Patricia Sullivan for the special care of our mother. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
? DOMBROSKI Catherine
Catherine Age 91, of Horseheads, NY, died Saturday, January 06, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
? ETTENBERGER, Mertie L.
Age 82, of Spring Hill, died Thursday June 7, 2007 at Marliere Care Center New Port Richey. Born in Elmira, N.Y., she moved here in 1985 from Big Flats, N.Y. She was a nurses aide and member of St. Andrew Episcopal Church of Spring Hill. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Kenneth F. Ettenberger Sr., two sons, Kenneth F. Ettenberger Jr., Cortland, N.Y.; and Walter L., Burdett, N.Y.; two daughters, Joyce Hucul, Horseheads, N.Y., Betty Demontozon, Spring Hill; sister, Myrtle Bennett, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Hudson.
? FLUMAN Florence C.
Florence C. Age 90, of 300 South Main Street, Elmira, NY, died on November 19, 2006. She is survived by sons, Robert Fluman (wife, Jane) and Lane Fluman (wife, Peggy); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved by all and will be missed dearly. Arrangements were entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.