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.
BECKWITH Collins died at his home on Liberty Street, [Bath, Steuben, NY] Wed. morning, after a few days' illness with dysentery. Mr. Beckwith was born at Simsbury, CT, 72 years ago, and has been a resident of Bath for about forty years. He is survived by his third wife, and a daughter by his second wife. "Beck" [as he was familiarly called] was a typical Yankee, and was widely known as a peddler and auctioneer. He was of a very jovial nature, a person of quick wit and a great joker, and took a joke on himself with good grace. He will be pleasantly remembered by his friends. The Plain Dealer- Bath, Steuben, NY August 13, 1898 Collins C. BECKWITH was born Sept. 10, 1827 and died Aug. 10, 1889. Son of Harry & Electa B. FULLER BECKWITH. Father of Isadore Belona Beckwith BENNETT of Howard, NY & Hornell, NY. Spouse of 1- Charity Eliza CHICHESTER BECKWITH; 2- Charlotte Belona WEDGE BECKWITH LANDWEHR; 3- Keoka E. LAPP LARSON BECKWITH ROSS. Great-great granddaughter, Beth Christy email@example.com
BENNETT Mary Annette
Mary B. Harrison, 87, of Jacksonville, FL died Aug 14, 1999 after a long illness. Mrs. Harrison was born May 29, 1912 in Howard, NY. She had lived in Nokomis, FL since her retirement from Corning Glass Works in 1974. Survivors include three daughters, Eileen Keefer of Big Spring, TX, Annette (Lewis) Harrey of Tacoma, WA and Elizabeth (Stanley) Zawrotny of Jacksonville, FL; a son, John (Bonnie) Harrison of Dade City, FL; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Isadore Bennett; three brothers, Neil, Dorr and Ross Bennett; a sister, Eileen Funnell; her husband, Ellvey A. Harrison; and two sons, Gerald and Bruce Harrison. Interment will be in Coopers Plains at the convenience of the family. Granddaughter- Beth Christy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lawrence "Larry" III Age 68, of Middlebury Center, PA, died on Friday, March 2, 2007. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Lepre) Benson. Friends may call on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Patrick A.L. Maier officiating.
BONSIGNORE ANTOINETTE M. LOPRESTE
Antoinette M. (Bonsignore) Age 80, lost her nine month battle for life on February 11, 2007 in Cleveland, OH, at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born in Elmira, NY, on May 12, 1926 to Anthony and Josephine (Carozza) Bonsignore. She attended St. Mary's School and graduated from the Elmira Free Academy in 1943. Toni was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corp. as a quality control test checker, retiring in 1986 after 34 years of service. She was a charter member of IBEW Local #1833 where she served on the negotiating committee as recording secretary. Although Toni never had an unkind word to say about anyone, she was a strong fighter for her fellow workers. While negotiating a new labor contract, Toni fought and won an improved maternity clause for women employees when they returned from maternity leave. After she retired from Westinghouse, she served on the Board of Elections as an election inspector, which she enjoyed because she loved people. Toni is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Dominic A. Lopreste; brother, Michael J. Bonsignore and his wife, Ann; sister, Mrs. Theresa Knapp; and she is predeceased by her sister, Mary Panetta. Although she has no children of her own, she has many Godchildren, nieces, nephews and many cousins; and they were all her favorites. One nephew stands out as her favorite, Anthony Panetta, Jr., because from the day he was born, she helped raise him. Toni was a people person and is sure to be missed by all who knew her. She touched a lot of lives. Memorial services will be held at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. with Father Richard Farrell celebrating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Church, Dominican Monastery or Mt. Savior Monastery.
BREESE CASSILEE A. BARTLOW
Cassilee A. Age 45, of Gillett, PA, died Sunday, February 25, 2007, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Rickie Bartlow Sr. of Gillett; daughter, Rebecca Bartlow; son, Rickie Bartlow Jr.; mother, Cassie Breese; stepmother, Karen Ricker; many brothers and sisters. Cassilee was predeceased by her daughter, Romona Bartlow in 2006; and her father, Leeland Breese in 2006. A memorial service will be held on May 5, 2007 at 3PM in the Ridgeberry Volunteer Firemen's Hall in Bentley Creek, PA.
BREWER JACQUELYN KIBBE
Jacquelyn Brewer Age 65, of Elmira, died Monday, February 26, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Jackie was born May 2, 1941, in Coudersport, PA, the daughter of the late Paul and Maureen Mulconery Brewer. She is also predeceased by her daughter Fawn Leigh Brewer Lutes and grandson Ray Baxter Conklin. A devoted companion, mother, grandmother and friend, Jackie is survived by her companion of 40 years, Nick Lutes; children, with their families, George "Bud" and Lucy Kibbe of Millport with son, Philip; Kevin Kibbe, with fiancée Kelley Redder of Elmira Heights, with her son Aaron; and Daphne and Roy Conklin, Sr., with son, Roy Jr.; godson, Joel D. Wilbur of Watkins Glen; special aunt, Emmogene Houghtaling of Coudersport, PA; special cousins, Mark and Scott Kroczynski and families; special friends, Edith Andryscak of Horseheads, and George and Maria Regina Gublo and family of Elmira; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jackie was a 1958 graduate of EFA. She worked as a waitress and hostess for many years at local restaurants. Jackie then worked for the U.S. Postal service for 20 years, with the last 15 years being in Corning. She enjoyed her trips to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Saratoga Springs and Niagara Falls. During the summer months Jackie looked forward to spending time at the family home in Coudersport, PA. A private family viewing was held. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 17, 2007 at St. John's Episcopal Church, Elmira Heights at a time to be announced. Donations in Jackie's memory may be directed to Robert Packer Hospital, Pulmonary Care, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre PA 18840. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Jackie's family would like to give special thanks to the ICU at Robert Packer Hospital for the excellent care given to their mother and to "Little Mike" for his years of help.
William R. Age 87, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died on Friday, March 9, 2007. He is survived by three sons, David, Russell and Jerald. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Keith Paris officiating.
Gregory Lynn Age 45, of Tioga, PA, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 15, 2007 in Laurel, Delaware. Greg was the husband of Anita (Bliss) Butler. He was born in Wellsboro, PA on June 29, 1961, a son of Paul H. and Thelma (Heck) Butler. Greg was a millwright for Siemen's Westinghouse General Services. He was a member of the Empire State Regional Council Local 1163. He enjoyed NASCAR, Big E, Little E and beer. Greg is survived by his wife, Anita; a daughter, Amber Schneider of Corning, NY; two grandsons, Blake and Izaiah; his parents, Paul and Thelma Butler of Tioga, PA; two brothers, Ron Butler of AR, Albert (Lisa) Butler of SC; four sisters, Judy (Don) Leister of VA, Karen (Tony) Mayo of Corning, NY, Carmin (Darwin) McCombs of FL, and Christal Tew of TN; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, grandson, sister and brother. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Greg's memory to the Leon, Karissa and Brooke Rockwell Educational Fund, c/o First Citizens National Bank, 15 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.
CHAMBERLAIN VIVIAN ROBINSON
Vivian Chamberlain Age 77, lifelong resident of Bentley Creek, PA, died at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Thursday, March 8, 2007, surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. She was born February 7, 1930 in the Town of Bentley Creek, PA, to the late Harry and Dorothy (Dunbar) Chamberlain. She graduated from SRU High School in 1948. On September 9, 1949, she was united in marriage to Leland "Lee" Robinson. Prior to her marriage she worked as a secretary at Artistic Card Company and later as a secretary with the American Heart Association. She later owned and operated a gift shop in Southport, NY. She was active throughout the community with the being a Leader in the Girl Scouts and school volunteer. Vivian was always involved in some type of craft project. She constantly found new projects to master. Her memberships included Bentley Creek Baptist Church and the Cashmere Grotto Club Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Dorothy (Dunbar) Chamberlain; and her husband, Leland Robinson. She is survived by her children, Randy (Karen) Robinson, Rhonda A. Robinson, Dale (Theresa) Robinson, and Melisa Robinson; grandchildren, Christopher (Tracey) Weldy, Kyle Robinson and fiancée, Stacy Wheeler, Brandon (Holly Watkins) Robinson, Kurtis Robinson, Matthew Robinson and Charlie Caslin; three great-grandchildren, Holden Robinson, Cora Weldy and Madelynn Moretz; her sisters, Jeanne Harpending and Velma (Donald) Yale; several nieces, nephews; dear friends, JoAnn (Joanie) and Earl (Ralph) Nichols and many other close friends. At Vivian's request, there will be no funeral or calling hours. A graveside service will be held later in the spring at the convenience of the family. Memorials are directed to the American Heart Association, 100 Northern Concourse, North Syracuse, NY 13212.
COTTON MARION KURTZ
Marion C. West Elmira resident Was born January 20, 1913 in Binghamton, NY, the daughter of the late Henry R. and Pearl (Rosa) Cotton, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at her home at the age of 94. She was married to the late Walter R. Kurtz for 55 wonderful years prior to his death in 1996. She is survived by her children, Candace Kurtz of New York City; Judge Walter C. Kurtz of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Douglas, Ryan and Elizabeth; along with eight great-grandchildren. As a longtime resident of Elmira, Marion and her late husband loved their friends here in Elmira. She and Walt were longtime members of the First Presbyterian Church and the Elmira Country Club. Marion was an active supporter of the Steele Memorial Library. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring at the time of the joint interment of her ashes and those of her husband. Memorial donations in the name of Marion C. Kurtz may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Elmira, NY 14830, or the Steele Memorial Library, 101 East Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
COWBURN Clark G.
of Ulysses, PA - 91, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007. Born January 5, 1916, in Ulysses Twp., PA, he was the son of Charles and Jessie Mallory Cowburn. On January 12, 1946, in Wellsville, NY, he married the former Kathryn Worden, who predeceased him in 2001. A World War II Veteran, he served with the US Army in the European Theatre. Mr. Cowburn was a partner in Cowburn's Market in Ulysses for several years and then owned and operated Cowburn's Meat Processing. He was an auditor with the Pennsylvania Auditor General's office for many years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company in Ulysses, charter member of the Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses, and a member and director of the Coudersport Golf Club. Surviving are: two sons, Rodney J. (Daphne) Cowburn of Westfield, PA, and Lawrence G. (Pam) Cowburn of Ulysses; two daughters, Rose Marie "Sue" (Dale) Tubbs of Westfield, PA, and Janice (John) Metcalf of Walworth, NY; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers, William, Henry, and Herbert; and a sister, Gladys Blake. Friends may call Thursday, June 28th, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Wiliam M. Grover will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, Ulysses, PA 16948, or the Potter County Honor Guard, c/o Joe Becker, Ulysses, PA 16948.
Richard J. A resident of Pine City died Saturday March 17, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 78. Richard was born on June 26, 1928 in Elmira son of George H. & Sarah Issacs Curren. In serving his country, he enlisted in the United States Army. A hard working man, Richard was employed as an auto mechanic for 30 years at Carol Motors and later retired from Clute Motor Co. A private man, Richard enjoyed playing cards, playing BINGO and watching television. Surviving are his children, Rick (Deanna) Curren, Horseheads; DJ (Karen) Curren, Pine City; and Terri (Joe) Orbin, Watkins Glen; grandchildren, Nicholas, Anthony and Mikayla Curren, Joey and Meghan Orbin; a sister, Jane Curren, Horseheads; brothers, Lawrence Curren with whom he resided in Pine City; and Dave Curren, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Nancy Curren, Southport; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his brother, Don Curren. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday evening, March 20, 2007 between the hours of 6- 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8:30 p.m. with the Reverend Bill Vallet officiating. Committal services will take place in Bath National Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Curren.
Jean Frampton 84, of Zephyrhills, FL, died Tuesday, February 6, 2007, in Dade City, under the care of Gulfside Regional Hospital. She was born in Elmira, NY. She worked in sales for a department store. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Larry MacBlane of Bartow, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Gretchen and Wally Hunt of Pine City; sister-in-law, Winnie Frampton of Pine City; brother-in-law, Philip Kuster of Horseheads; brother-in-law, Dan Mitchell of WA; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. An informal memorial service will be held at Webb Mills Methodist Church on March 24, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.
Erwin F. Age 91, of Endicott, NY, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents, Lois and Clayton DuBois. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Betty J. DuBois. His children will be forever grateful for the love and care she gave him throughout those years. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Ruth I. DuBois in 1991; one brother, Harold DuBois; and three sisters, Mildred Lawrence, Doris Lee, and Fern Holmes. He is also survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Hammond, Ithaca, and Dawn and Bernard Cox, Medford, NJ; three sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Elizabeth DuBois, Pittsburgh, PA, Ronald and Peggy DuBois, Sun Lakes, AZ, and Richard and Rosalyn DuBois, Horseheads, NY; one sister, Barbara Yarrington, Endicott, NY; one sister-in-law, Gladys Ketchum, Johnson City, NY; thirteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and thirty-five nieces and nephews. He was a lifetime member of the Union Center United Methodist Church serving in several positions. He was also very active in Broome County Cooperative Extension Services, Farm Bureau, and Agway. Erwin lived on his farm at the bottom of Twist Run Road on Nanticoke Drive for 70 years. He was one of the most progressive and successful dairy farmers in the Southern Tier. He was a sense of strength to his family in his quiet and gentler manner. The members of the family are very grateful for the care he received for the last eight months of his life by the caregivers on Willow Lane at the Vestal Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 12 Noon at Union Center United Methodist Church, 110 Maple Drive, Endicott, NY, with the Reverend Brown Naik, Pastor of his church, officiating. Burial will be in Nanticoke Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9. The family suggests contributions to the Erwin DuBois Memorial Fund at the Union Center United Methodist Church, 110 Maple Dr., Endicott, NY 13760.
DURFEY VIVIAN BALMER
Vivian D. Age 81, of Horseheads, died Sun., Feb. 25, 2007, at home after a long illness. She was born in Elmira on Feb. 22, 1926, the daughter of the late Leslie and Minnie (Held) Durfey. A graduate of Thomas Edison High School in Elmira Heights and the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing in 1947, she worked first for the Arnot and later in the private practices of several area doctors. Vivian was a lifelong member of Oakwood United Methodist Church and very involved in church activities. In later years she was devoted to her granddaughters and, along with her husband, enjoyed the companionship and activities of friends so close they considered themselves "cousins". This included a love of travel and visits to many parts of this country. She was predeceased by her brother, Harry L. Durfey and his wife, Vivian; and her brother-in-law, James G. Collins. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Howard L. Balmer and children, Rick Balmer (Ronald Seeds) of Newington, CT, Stephen Balmer (Pamela) of Greenwich, NY, Lynn Cullen (James) of Rochester, NY and Matthew Balmer (Patricia) of Latham, NY; granddaughters, Caitlin and Abigail Balmer, Frances and Elizabeth Cullen and Alexandra, Rebecca and Emily Balmer; sister-in-law, Joyce Collins Mikkelsen (Jack) of Elmira, NY; nieces and nephew, Barbara Ann Virgo of Fountain Valley, CA, Vivian Lynn Bennett of Montpelier, IN, Kathleen Collins Elston of Seattle, WA and Christopher Collins of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to attend a service celebrating her life on Friday, March 16, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. in Oakwood United Methodist Church, 210 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY. The Rev. Patrick Holder will officiate. A time of fellowship will immediately follow her service in the adjoining fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may also remember Vivian with memorials in her name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or the Oakwood United Methodist Church, Living Memorial Endowment Fund, 210 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Arrangements are with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads.
ENNIS MARY PATTERSON
Mary E. Age 82, of Elmira, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007. Mary was born March 8, 1925, the daughter of Charles W. and Mildred (Brown) Ennis. She is predeceased by her husband Alan "Pat" Patterson. Mary is survived by her children, Mona K. Gaughan of Hudson, NY, Janice G. Saltsman of Erin, with husband Richard, Ann E. Gaughan of Elmira, and James J. Gaughan of Beaver Dams, with wife Denise; grandchildren, Ryan (Heather) Saltsman, Mark (Heidi) Saltsman, Bill Gaughan, Robert (Amy) Charron, Misty (Jason) O'Dell and Sara Gaughan; along with 4 great-grandchildren. Mary was retired from Schweizer Aircraft where she was an executive secretary. After her retirement she did volunteer work with RSVP. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts. Donations in Mary's memory may be directed to RSVP, 911 Stowell Street, Elmira NY 14901 or Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 161 High Street, Elmira NY 14901.
Harmon Edgar Age 92, of Appleridge Apartments in Horseheads, formerly of Pine City, died Tuesday, February 27, 2007, at the Bath VA. Harmon was born in Elmira on September 20, 1914, the son of the late Julia and Edgar Fletcher. He was the husband of Ruth Oakes Fletcher, who recently died on February 7, 2007. This summer they would have celebrated their 66th anniversary. Harmon attended Mount Herman School in New Hampshire and graduated from Hornell High School. He continued his education, studying piano building at Aeolian Piano Works, later studying piano scale design in Chicago. He served in the Army during WWII and received an honorable discharge in 1944. In 1948 with his wife, Harmon opened Fletcher Piano and Organ on Lake Street and operated this business for 25 years. He assisted his nephews, Robert and David Fletcher with their music stores as well. After moving to Pine City in 1971, Harmon became an avid league bowler and also started a chair caning business, teaching caning classes at the Pine City Senior Center as well as at Appleridge until age 90. Harmon is survived by his sons, James Fletcher (Linda Finch) and Thomas Fletcher, all of Horseheads, NY; sisters, Norma Oakes of Rochester, NY, and Ellin Sides of Willamsport, PA. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Nicolaas and Robert "Bart" Fletcher of Florida, and Anna Finch-Corcoran of Elmira, NY, and Amanda Finch of Albany, NY. He is also survived by nieces, Ann Bishop of Kentucky, Alma Clearwater of Skaneateles, NY, Sarah Schrecker of Pittsford, NY; and nephews, Henry Oakes of Medway, Ohio, Robert and David Fletcher of Florida, Pete Sides of Pennsylvania and Paul Fletcher of California; and several grand-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Malcolm and Paul Fletcher. Harmon was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Elmira and dedicated many volunteer hours to support its goals. He also was very proud of his family, especially those who continued in the music and piano business. His happiest moments however were spent in the company of his friends and extended family at the shared cottage, Cliffwood on Seneca Lake. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, March 4, 2007, from 1-3:00 p.m., with a prayer service to follow there at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Christiansen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church, 121 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901; or to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
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Russell A. "Rusty" Age 13, of Dundee, NY, died with his parents Sunday, March 4, 2007, in a car accident. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m., Thursday, March 8, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Funeral services will be Private with Pastor David W. LeRoy officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, on a date to be announced in the Spring. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to a Scholarship Fund being established for Samantha Freeland c/o Five Star Bank, 32 Main St., Dundee, 14837; or to a Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of "Rusty" Freeland c/o Dundee Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 204, Dundee, 14837. Rusty was born September 30, 1993 in Newport News, VA, the son of Timothy A. and Kerry S. Lamson Freeland. An eighth grade student at Dundee Central School, Dundee, Rusty attended Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, was a former Little League Baseball Player, and very active in the Dundee Youth Center. An avid NASCAR and Dale Jarrett fan, he loved animals, collecting Yu-Gi-Oh cards, and was on his way to becoming an artist. He is loved and will be missed by his sister, Samantha N. Freeland at home; maternal grandmother, Darlene Lamson of West Mifflin, PA; paternal grandmother, Jessie I. Freeland of Asheboro, NC; maternal grandfather, Ronald Lamson of Spanaway, WA; paternal great-grandparents, Alton (Elizabeth) Freeland of Newark, NY; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Russell A. Freeland, who he was named after, on August 15, 1990.
Timothy A. Age 45, of Dundee, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, in a car accident with his wife and son. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m., Thursday, March 8, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Funeral services will be Private with Pastor David W. LeRoy officiating. Burial with full Military Honors will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, on a date to be announced in the Spring. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to a Scholarship fund being established for Samantha Freeland c/o Five Star Bank, 32 Main St., Dundee, 14837; or to a Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of "Rusty" Freeland c/o Dundee Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 204, Dundee, 14837. Tim was born December 6, 1961 in Hornell, NY, the son of Russell A. and Jessie I. Marvin Freeland. He graduated from Hornell High School in 1980 and had attended Corning Community College. He served two tours in the U.S. Navy during Desert Storm. On March 18, 1989 in Canisteo, he married Kerry S. Lamson. They have lived locally since 1994, previously of Newport News, VA. Tim was an Electrician employed by American Motive Power in Dansville, NY. He attended Victory Highway Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Bath VFW. He was an avid NASCAR and Rusty Wallace fan, drove stock car at Black Rock Speedway and enjoyed John Wayne Movies. He is survived by his only daughter, Samantha N. Freeland at home; his mother, Jessie I. Freeland; and a brother, Gregory A. (Rose) Freeland, all of Asheboro, NC; two sisters, Pamela M. (Glenn) Spiggle of Jupiter, FL, and Cindi J. (Leon) Woodworth of Hartsville, NY; paternal grandparents, Alton (Elizabeth) Freeland of Newark, NY; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Russell A. Freeland on August 15, 1990.
MARY E. 56, of 606 Sullivan St. died very unexpectedly at home. she was born October 2, 1951 to Edward and Margaret Gates. Mary is survived by her mother Margaret and brother Peter of Dunedin, Florida, close friends Bill Lewis , Roger Betts, Joy Litwiler and family and Carl and Joanne Stimmerman and many others who were her friends. Mary was known by her friends for her kind and loving spirit and also for her love of animals. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
GERWIN MATILDA H. "MICKI" GUSTIN
Matilda H. "Micki" 88, died Friday, March 16, 2007, in New Seasons Assisted Living, Allentown, PA, where she had been a resident since 2002. She was the widow of Dale L. Gustin, who died in 2002. Born June 1, 1918, in Long Island, Queens, New York, NY, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Hulda Gerwin. She is survived by her three children, Susan D. Hall of Chester Springs, Bruce F. Gustin of Allentown, and Terry W. Gustin of Colorado Springs, CO; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Walter, Charles, John, and Milton Gerwin. She was employed at the Soaring Museum and also worked at Izard's Department Store. Her greatest achievement was being a wonderful and caring mother, and she will be greatly missed by her family. She loved to play bingo and visit with her friends at New Seasons, and will be missed by all. A small memorial service will be held at New Seasons Assisted Living, 1263 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, from 2 - 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2007. Arrangements, Pearson Funeral Home, Bethlehem, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
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Anthony C. "Tony" Of Napanoch, NY, a resident since 1965 and a 33-year retired sergeant at Eastern New York Correctional Facility, Napanoch, died March 8, 2007 at his home. He was 69. The son of Nicola C. and Domanica Rosa D'Addamio, he was born March 19, 1937 in Elmira. He was a member of the Ellenville Elks Lodge #1971 and served in the United States Navy. Tony was active in the Little League. Survivors include his wife, Millicent Ingham Giammichele, at home; children, Michael Giammichele of Ellenville, Theresa Hyatt of Ellenville, Mark and his wife, Sherry of Accord, Anthony "A.J." Giammichele and his wife, Joy of New Hampshire; stepson, Michael McDole of Bonita Springs, FL; brothers, Rocco Giammichele of Elmira and Nicholas Giammichele of New Port Richie, FL; sisters, Julia Butters of Elmira, and Yolanda Kidney of New Port Richie, FL; grandchildren, Nicholas, Vincent, Robert, Madeleine, Steven and Joseph Giammichele, Andrew and Tyler Hyatt; and step granddaughter, Vanessa McDole; his former wife, Patricia S. McKay; and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He is predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Raymond; and a sister, Clara Sheldon. Friends may call at Loucks Funeral Home, Inc., 79 N. Main Street, Ellenville, Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m., Monday, at the Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew, 137 S. Main Street, Ellenville. Burial will be in Fantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville. Donations in his memory may be sent to the Ellenville First Aid & Rescue Squad, Webster Street, Ellenville, NY 12428; or the Ellenville Regional Hospital, Route 209, Ellenville, NY 12428. Arrangements by Loucks Funeral Home, Inc.
Loren M. Age 67, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Loren was born on February 25, 1940 in Angelica, NY, son of the late Loren L. and Hazel (Baker) Gigee. Loren was also predeceased by his wife, Mary (Haskell) Gigee; daughter, Kelly Gigee; and his sister, Rachael (Gigee) Holley. Loren retired as a minister from the Two World's Church in Seattle, WA. He will be remembered as a kind and generous man. He will be missed by those that knew him. Survivors include his brothers, Judson Gigee of Elkland, PA, and Donnie Baker of Newport, PA; brother-in-law, Bill Holley of Addison, NY; longtime friend, Eric Hagberg of Elmira. Loren's wishes were that there would be no services held for him.
GREEK PHOEBE M.
- Mrs. Phoebe M. Harrison, 73 years of age died Sunday at 6:54 am at her home in Centerville (Corning), of a complication of diseases. She has been in ill health since last Nov. She has been a patient sufferer. Her loss will be greatly felt by her many friends. She was a resident of Steuben county practically all her life. A prayer service will be held at the home in Centerville (Corning) Wed at 9 am, Rev. I.K. Libby, pastor of the M.E. church of Painted Post will officiate. The remains will be taken to Clyde at 11 A.M. for interment. Phoebe Matilda GREEK was born Jun 27, 1841 in Greene, Chenango, NY; died Apr 09, 1911 Centerville, Steuben, NY. Daughter of John E. & Irene VAN HORN GREEK. Widow of William Henry Llewellyn HARRISON. Great-great granddaughter, Beth Christy email@example.com
GUSH ROSALIE M. LAWSON
Rosalie M. Age 51, of Farmland Ind., died suddenly, Monday afternoon, March 5, 2007 at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, following a brief illness. She was born July 12, 1955 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of Paul J. and Audrey A. (Appleton) Gush. Survivors include: a brother, Thomas J. Gush (wife, Judy) of Elmira, N.Y.; two sisters, Paulette Norton of Big Flats, N.Y. and Patricia "Mickey" Finnerty (husband, Burr) of Farmland; and several nieces and nephews.
HAMMOND LUCILE RYAN
Age 89, of Mt. Morris, IL, died Friday, June 22, 2007, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home. She was born February 4, 1918 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Ray and Nina (Berry) Hammond. Lucile was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Alert Chapter in Elmira Heights, NY #648. She was also a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY. She was predeceased by two brothers, Reed and Hugh, two sisters, June and Ruth, and an infant brother and infant sister. She is survived by her four children, Robert W. (Cecilia) Ryan of Horseheads, NY, Shirley Ryan of Oregon, IL, James C. (Sally) Ryan of Hilton Head, SC, and Bonnie (Bernie) Minch of Mahopac, NY; two sisters, Beverly (Arthur) Pelow of Florida, and Joyce (Howard) Cowan of Wolverine, MI; 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Saturday, June 30, 2007, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.; funeral services honoring her life will follow the OES service at 6:15 p.m., with Reverend Patrick Holder officiating. A memorial fund is established for the Pinecrest Good Samaritan Fund or The Alert Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #648 in Elmira Heights, NY c/o Secretary Eleanor Doty, 1063 State Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY 14845. Lodge Notice
Ladies of the Alert Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #648 are asked to assemble at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY, for committal services for sister Lucile H. Ryan, Signed Secretary Eleanor Doty.
HARRISON Ellvey A., 56, of Sorber Trailer Court, Painted Post RD 1, a leader in Masonic circles, died about 3 p.m. in Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital at Bath. Mr. Harrison entered the hospital earlier Tuesday and suffered a heart attack there shortly before he died. A machinist at Corning Glass Works, Mr. Harrison retired in September 1966 due to his health. Mr. Harrison was born in Newark on Aug. 18, 1911 to Llewellyn and Georgia NIEPLING HARRISON. His mother resides in Prattsburg at the present time. He was graduated from Newark High School. He married Mary BENNETT on Nov. 23, 1932, and in 1949 they came to Corning to make their home. Prominent in Masonic bodies, Mr. Harrison took keen interest in the activities of Corning Consistory and the Royal Arch Masons as well as the White Shrine in Elmira. He was a master of Painted Post Lodge 117, F&AM in 1962, a past district grand lecturer, and past president of Steuben District Officers Association. He had also served as worthy patron of Crystal City Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and was active in Mizpah Court, Order of the Amaranth. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Surviving are: his wife, Mary; a son, John of Corning; three daughters, Mrs. Eileen Lafler of Bath; Mrs. Lewis Harrey of Tacoma, Wash.; and Mrs. Stanley Zawrotny, Jr., of Laurel, Md.; two brothers, Llewellyn of Macedon and Lawrence of Newark; eight grand children, and his mother of Prattsburg. Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home in Corning today and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m. The funeral will be there on Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lewis M. Kirby Jr., priest-in-charge at Christ Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Lodge 117 F&AM will conduct memorial services at the funeral home on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Corning Leader Wednesday 22-Nov-1967 - Granddaughter- Beth Christy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
HARRISON William Henry Llewellyn
William Harrison died at his home on Deneng Street, Clyde, NY in this village at nine o'clock Wed morning, from peritonitis caused by rupture of the intestine arising from cancer of the bladder. His age was 66 years. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church at three o'clock Fri afternoon. Rev. C.L. Nutting officiating. Interment will be made in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lot 661. Mr. Harrison moved to this village this spring from South Butler where he had resided for two years. Previous to that he had resided in Dundee for about thirteen years and at Addison where the larger part of his life was spent. He was a Veteran of the Civil War with an honorable record. He was a man who was generally respected by those who knew him and was an accommodating neighbor and good citizen. During the long and severe illness which preceded his death he bore his terrible sufferings with heroic fortitude. He is survived by a widow and twelve children. Six of his sons will act as pallbearers. William H.L. HARRISON was born Dec 20, 1839 in Elmira, Tioga [Chemung], NY; died May 10, 1905 in Clyde, Wayne, NY. Son of John D. & Nancy A. HARRISON. Great-great granddaughter, Beth Christy <email@example.com>
Francis N. Age 68, died February 14, 2007 in Pueblo, CO. Francis was born on December 12, 1938 in Covington, PA, to Ernest and Iva (Woodard) Hilfiger. Francis was a dedicated employed for Ferrell Gas for many years, he even worked while doing chemotherapy. He delivered gas to Riffle, Aspen and Glenwood Springs. Francis was also an avid fly fisherman and horseman. He is survived by son, Ryan Hilfiger; daughters, Brenda, Carole, Michelle, and Suzan; grandchildren, Travis, Alyssa, Jonathan, Bobby, Frank, Monica, Paige, and Heather; and great-grandchild, Nathan; and Ryan's mom, Karen Loya. In lieu of flowers, the family is taking donations for help with medical bills at Wells Fargo Bank in care of Francis N. Hilfiger or mail attn: Karen Loya, 2220 57th Lane, Boone, CO 81025. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements handled by Funeral and Cremation Care of Colorado, Pueblo West, CO.
HILFIGER HELEN ARLENE FLYNN (SRGP 34508)
Helen Arlene Hilfiger Age 80, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, peacefully at home. Born in Coudersport, PA, February 3, 1927, the daughter of Frank and Maude Krusen Hilfiger. Helen was a fantastic mother, wonderful grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to all. She was an avid homemaker and seamstress and she spent hours crocheting afghans for her entire family. She enjoyed canning a variety of preserves that were provided by her late husband Frank's garden and she was an avid baker of cookies, bread and cinnamon rolls. Helen was a doll collector and a bell collector. She developed many lasting and loving friendships over the years by welcoming strangers and friends into their home and providing them with home cooked meals and a warm bed. Her husband Frank Flynn, with whom she celebrated 60 years of marriage on February 7, 2006, predeceased her. Helen also celebrated her 80th birthday on February 3rd and enjoyed a great party with family and friends. She is survived by five daughters, Mary (Ronald) Wesche of Watkins Glen, NY, Marcia (Pat) Ostrander of Coco, FL, Teresa Teeter of Coco, FL, Diane (Rich) Yeoman of Dundee, NY and Dawn (Mark) Novak of Watkins Glen, NY; two sons, Stanley Flynn of Dundee, NY and Dean (Vicki) Flynn of Hammondsport, NY; 21 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret W. Right of Coudersport, PA, Francis (Fred) Frost of Lampasas, TX, and Barbara Russell of Westfield, PA; and her brother-in-law, Elsworth "Duffy" Payne of Limestone, PA; and lifelong friends, Betty and Viv Martin of Franklin Park, NJ. Her sister, Marion Payne; and four brothers, Billy, Malcolm, Keith and Kenny Hilfiger, predeceased her. Friends and family are invited to call at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath on Today, March 16, 2007 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 17th, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Don Lawrence officiating. Memorial donations in Helen's name may be sent to the Ulysses Library, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Schuyler Ambulance Corps or the Tyrone Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Expressing many thanks to all.
HILLMAN ORPHA MAY MOYER
Orpha May Age 86 of Elmira, NY died peacefully at home on Saturday morning, March 3, 2007. Orpha was born on November 8, 1920 in Wellsburg, NY, the daughter of the late Stephen and Clara Seymore Hillman. She is pre-deaceased by her husband, Donald Bastian Moyer, brother William Henry Hillman, and her sister Alice Marie Gordon. She is survived by her daughters, Lois Ann Moyer and Nancy Jean Moyer both of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Mark Machamer, Denise Mower, Renee Crooks, Donald Thomas, Daniel Thomas and Robert Thomas plus numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephew and cousins. Her life was enriched by the 20 years of devoted care given by Lois, Renee, Mark, Roy Machamer and Bill and Doris Gordon. A Memorial Service will be held at the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday March 11, 2007 at 2PM. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Orpha through donations to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 E. Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.
Warren L. Died at First Health Moore Regional Hospital on February 23, 2007. Born on January 4, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, Warren grew up in White Plains, NY. He was a 1941 graduate of White Plains High School, where he played on the high school varsity tennis team. He served in the Army Air Force for three years in WWII with the 8th Air Force as a flight engineer on a C-47. Graduated from St. Lawrence University 1949 with a BA, majoring in business administration. While at St. Lawrence University, he played on the varsity tennis team and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Upon graduation, Warren was employed in various sales positions with Del Monte Corporation and Mead Johnson. Moving to Elmira, NY in 1957, he then became manager of the Colonial Motel in Horseheads, NY. Before he retired in 1988, he was a stock broker for Morgan Stanley in Elmira, NY. His outside activities included being a member of the Masonic Lodge, president of the Rotary Club, and member of North Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and an Elder. In 1988, he and his wife, Yvonne, then moved to Seven Lakes, NC for their retirement years. Warren was active as a member of the Kiwanis Club and also bowled with a group of Kiwanians. He especially enjoyed being a member of the Moore County Band as a clarinetist, as well as performing in the annual Showtime activity at Seven Lakes. He belonged to Bethesda Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir. He also participated in a men's CBS bible study class. At Seven Lakes Country Club, he played tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Yvonne Holzkamp of Seven Lakes, NC; one son, Bruce Holzkamp of Pinehurst, NC; a daughter, Donna Lynn Burdick and her husband, William T. of Ramsey, NJ; two granddaughters, Michelle Jennifer Burdick and Cheryl Lynn Burdick of New York City; one brother, Robert Holzkamp and his wife, Jane of Lighthouse Point, Florida; one sister-in-law, Shirley Holzkamp of Walnut Creek, CA. He is preceded in death by his brother, Norman Holzkamp. Mr. Holzkamp is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Seven Lakes. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 9, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Music Fund or the Moore County Band can be made in Warren's memory. Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes is serving the family.
Paul G. A 34-year resident of Kerrville, TX, fell asleep in death on Saturday, March 17, 2007. He was born December 16, 1929 in Marshlands, PA, to Frieda (Gansel) Hurlbert and Winfred Charles Hurlbert. Paul, who loved the Hill Country, is survived by his bride of 59 years, Joan Alice (Parker) Hurlbert; sons, Sidney C. Hurlbert of Kerrville, TX, Paul Alec Hurlbert and wife, Carol of Scappoose, OR, and Kevin Lane Hurlbert and wife, Susie of Lincoln City, OR; daughter, Wynona Jill Vance of Kerrville, TX; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brother, William Burton Hurlbert and wife, Janice of Glendale, AZ; sister, Patricia Sara Bock and husband, Don of Sierra Vista, AZ; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Paul, who helped run the family farm, left to attend Mansfield State University, PA. He later decided to serve his country in the United States Air Force, enlisting in November of 1951. During his four years of military service, he was stationed in various places, ending in Texas, and while there, fell in love with it. Paul, whose family said never took the same road twice, found his way back to the place he loved the most. Dad, who loved everything down to earth, from eating barbecue to looking at the stars at night and having his family close, believed in doing what was right "just because it was the right thing to do." Memorial services were held for immediate family and close friends on Thursday, March 22nd. Please send donations to Peterson Hospice at 1121 Broadway, Kerrville, Texas, who made a tremendous difference in our dad's life, our family, and who continues to make a difference in other's lives. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.
Elmer Age 87, longtime resident of Shunk, PA, died on Saturday morning, March 17, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor. Born in Grover, PA, on May 30, 1919, Elmer was a son of the late Wilson and Marion (Nenninger) Jenkins. He was a 1938 graduate of Canton High School. On May 6, 1940, Elmer married the former June Bagley. His beloved June died on November 14, 1993. Elmer and June purchased the J-Dale dairy farm in Fox Twp. in 1959. He will be lovingly remembered as a hard-working man, dedicated to providing for his family. Elmer was a member of the Shunk United Methodist Church and served as a church trustee. He also was an Eastern Milk Producer delegate and a school bus driver. Elmer and June loved to travel, especially out west, and were able to visit all contiguous 48 states. Surviving are his children; two sons, Allen (Joan) of Mansfield and Mark of Shunk; two daughters, Diane Jenkins of Cogan Station, PA and Lana (Jack) Moody of Shunk; also five grandchildren; Doug (Amy) Jenkins of Phoenixville, PA, Dan (Heidi) Jenkins of Mansfield, Steve (Heather) Moody of Troy, PA, Ellen (Jake) Kehres of Middlefield, OH, and Elaine (Steve) Dolak of Telford, PA; five great-grandchildren, Gracie, Eli, and Maya Moody, Benjamin Kehres and Caleb Dolak. Elmer's family invites friends to call Wednesday, March 21, from 12 to 1 p.m. at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Burial will be held in Brown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Mark Edward Age 58, of Mansfield, PA, died Monday, March 12, 2007, in the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Mark was born on March 24, 1948 in Charleston, West Virginia, a son of the late Norval and Rebecca (Davis) Keener. Mark was formerly employed by Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg, PA, and Ward Manufacturing ACP in Lawrenceville, PA. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. Mark enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and his dogs, Pete, Sabby and Cinnamon. Mark is survived by his wife, Betty (Lee) Keener of Mansfield, PA; a son, Mark Daniel Keener of Berlin, NJ; stepdaughter, Frances Snyder of Sayre, PA; three step grandchildren; three brothers, Kent Keener of Vineland, NJ, Larry Keener of Wellsboro, PA, and Paul Keener of Vineland, NJ. He is also survived by his father-in-law, William Lee of Troy, PA; four brothers-in-law, Robert Satterlee of Waterloo, NY, Lyle Satterlee of Millerton, PA, Billy (Jolie) Lee, Sayre, PA, Nathan (Diane) Lee of Troy, PA; sisters-in-law, Audrey (Stan) Folk of Nichols, NY, Beatrice (Jack) Martin of Millerton, PA, Peggy Huber of Springfield, PA, Ruth Lee of Big Pond, PA, Arlene (Loren) Myers of Athens, PA, Minnie Lee of Erin, NY, Janice (Doug) Wilcox of North Carolina, and Cathy (Rick) Camacho of Addison, NY; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by a special friend, Bill VanNoy. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 15, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow the viewing at noon at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 Twenty-Fourth Street N.W., PO Box 97180, Washington, DC 20090-7180.
Ronald F. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Ron at the Elmira Elks Club, at the corner of Baldwin and W. Gray Streets in Elmira, NY, on March 31st, 2007 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Father Earl Trygar will officiate. A luncheon and refreshments will be served after the service. For further information, you can contact Martin Kelly at 607-732-1020.
Karl G., Jr. of Endwell, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Betty (Mills) Krech, Endwell; son, Keith, Endicott; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and John Murinchack, Binghamton; granddaughter, Deborah Murinchack, Binghamton; brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Marie Krech, Avondale, PA; one niece, Kimberly; and three nephews, Kent, Douglas and Steven. Karl was a graduate of Cornell University's School of Industrial & Labor Relations. He served as a Commissioned Officer in the active U.S. Navy, and later as a Lieutenant Commander from the Naval Reserve. Karl retired after 34 years of working for NYSEG in Human Resources. He was coach for boys' and girls' recreational and competitive soccer for 25 years; past President of Union Soccer Association and Broome County Soccer Association; and served as Binghamton District Commissioner and Vice President of the New York State Youth Soccer Association. Karl was a member of and past chairperson of the church council for the Federated Church of Maine; past President and 34 year Board of Directors member of the Utilities Employees Credit Union; member of Broome County United Way Allocation Panel. He was an avid admirer of his dogs, Goldie and Maggie; and of all Philadelphia sports teams, no matter what their record. Memorial services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Federated Church of Maine, Rt. 26, Maine, NY. The Rev. Steven D. Johnson will officate. Burial will be at a later date. The family will receive friends at the Ernest H. Parsons Funeral Home, Inc., 71 Main St., Binghamton, on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Federated Church of Maine or the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepherd Road, Waverly, NY 14892.
LAFLER Kenneth R., 84, Celestial St., Christmas, died Thurs., Aug. 11, 1994. Mr. Lafler was a retired heavy equipment operator. Born in Italy Valley, NY, he moved to Central Florida in 1979 [from Elmira, Chemung, NY]. He was Methodist. Survivors: daughters, Evelyn Bassett, Dundee, NY, Arlene Seemer, Clarissa Williams, Sharon, Cindy, Lucinda, all of Elmira, NY, Shirley Doucet, Prescott, NY, Amy, Geneva, NY; sons, Robert, Buckeye, AZ, Raymond, Elmira, NY, Ed, Bath, NY, Walter, Orlando, FL, Kenneth, Benita, OK, Allen, Shelton, Timothy, Geneva, NY, William, Christmas, FL; one sister; 168 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Orlando. Orlando Sentinel Aug 12, 1994 Granddaughter, Beth Christy firstname.lastname@example.org
LAMSON KERRY S. FREELAND
Kerry S. Age 37, of Dundee, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, in a car accident with her husband and son. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m., Thursday, March 8 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Funeral services will be Private with Pastor David W. LeRoy officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, on a date to be announced in the Spring. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to a Scholarship fund being established for Samantha Freeland c/o Five Star Bank, 32 Main St., Dundee 14837; or to a Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of "Rusty" Freeland c/o Dundee Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 204, Dundee, 14837. Kerry was born August 29, 1969 in Bradford, PA, the daughter of Ronald J. and Darlene A. Peterson Lamson. A 1987 graduate of Bradford High School in Pennsylvania, where she played clarinet in the H.S. Band; she attended Clarion University from 1987-89, and was a member of the Symphony Orchestra. She graduated from Alfred State in 1992 with a major in business, and a minor in accounting. On March 18, 1989 in Canisteo, NY, she married Timothy A. Freeland; they had lived in Dundee since 1994. She was the manager of Follett Bookstore, at Keuka College, in Penn Yan. Kerry attended Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, was a former Girl Scout achieving the highest rank of Gold Award; she enjoyed reading, cross stitch, and was an avid and obsessive collector of Koala Bears. She is survived by her only daughter, Samantha N. Freeland at home; her mother, Darlene Lamson of West Mifflin, PA, her father, Ronald Lamson of Spanaway, Washington; a sister, Tracy (David) McDermot of West Mifflin, PA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Robert J. Age 39, of Bradford, NY, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, March 9, 2007, unexpectedly. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY, on Tuesday, March 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. A Memorial Service will be at the funeral home at the conclusion of the visitation (4 p.m.). The interment will be at the family's convenience.
Robert J. Age 39, of Bradford, NY, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, March 9, 2007, unexpectedly. Robert was born March 29, 1967 in Wellboro, PA, son of Walter and Verna Hollenbach Lane. He served in the US Army and married Heidi Mosher October 7, 1989 in Tioga, PA. Bob was employed by Colonial Natural Gas in Rock Stream, NY, and was a proud lifelong member of the Pirate Association. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, baseball, Penn State games, and landscape and nature painting. Surviving Bob are his wife, Heidi; and children, Steven and Katherine Lane of Bradford; his parents, Walter and Verna Lane of Wellsboro; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Robbi Lane of Bethel, PA; grandmother, Edna Hollenbach of Bethel, PA; nephew, Sean Lane; father and mother-in-law, Richard and Erica Mosher of North Port, FL, formerly of Tioga, PA; a brother-in-law, Randy Mosher of Williamsport, PA; along with several close friends. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY, on Tuesday, March 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. A Memorial Service will be at the funeral home at the conclusion of the visitation (4 p.m.). The interment will be at the family's convenience.
LAZORCHAK BARBARA JEAN GEISER
Barbara Jean of Germania, PA 54, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, in her home. Born November 14, 1952 in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of Alec R. and Helen Gorg Lazorchak. On May 15, 1982 in Germania, she married Lowell W. Geiser, who survives. A 1970 graduate of Galeton High School, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Mansfield University and a Master's degree from Penn State University. She was a teacher at the Galeton Elementary School and the Tioga County Christian Academy. She was a member of the Galeton First Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband are: her mother of Yochum Hill, Cross Fork, PA; a son, Nathan L. Geiser of Germania; three brothers, Kenneth Wallace of Westfield, Jeffrey (Lisa) Lazorchak of Germania, and Michael (Dorothy) Lazorchak of Yochum Hill; two sisters, Judith (Paul) Beard of Montoursville, PA, and Mary Ann Sumner of Oxford, PA; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her father on March 13, 2002. Friends may call at the Galeton First Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Richard Tintle will officiate. Burial will be in Germania Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tioga County Christian Academy, Rte. 287, Middlebury Center. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.
Francis C. A loving tribute written by the family of Francis C, Lyman 82, longtime resident of Dalrymple Avenue, Pine City, New York, died Friday, March 2, 2007 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. Family and friends are invited to call at Caywood's Funeral Home and Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira, New York on Monday, March 5, 2007 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a memorial celebration at 7 p.m. Fran is survived by a son, Craig Lyman; a daughter-in-law, Leila Lyman; a grandson, Shane Buzzetti; honorary daughter, Kathy Frisk, honorary granddaughter, Julie Clearwater; honorary great grandson, Lewis Clearwater; honorary godson, Harley Riley; brothers Burt and Ralph Lyman; and sister, Avis Shetler. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara in 2005 and son Burt in 1978. Born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania in 1924, Fran moved to the Elmira area in 1940 and graduated from Southside High School in 1941. He joined the army after graduation and served in Okinowa during WWII. He was well known in the Elmira area for his skills as an automobile mechanic and operated Lyman Bros. Auto Service with his brother Lewis for many years. He was active in the early days of stock car racing at the various tracks in the region and loved Nascar. He was a longtime member of the Elmira Eagles Club, VFW, and American Legion. Fran loved a good joke and an occasional "toddy." In lieu of flowers, donations in Fran's memory to VFW, Post 6083; 246 Horseheads Blvd; Elmira Heights, New York 14903 or American Legion, Clarence Oliver Post No. 154, 236 Scottwood Avenue, Elmira, New York 14903; will be appreciated.
LYTLE JANE GUMMOE
Jane Lytle Age 80, of Big Flats, NY and formerly of Cambridge, NY, went home to her Lord on February, 21, 2007. She was born August 29, 1926 to Laura and Harry Lytle, Salem, NY whose sisters, Ruth, Nancy and Lucy, and brother, John have predeceased her. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Neal Ian Gummoe; and their children and grandchildren, Janet and Mark Muzal, David and Laura of Spring, TX, John and Diane Gummoe, Benjamin, Sarah and Kate of Webster, NY, James Gummoe and Gina Meagher of Golden, CO, Judith and James McIntosh, Amanda, Andrew and Amy of Horseheads, NY. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews; and a great many friends, including several of 50+ years from college (Alfred) days; and her Big Flats Presbyterian Church family. A service of memories will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2007, with Rev. Rick Price officiating. There will be no prior calling hours. Urn interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, in Salem, NY at the family's convenience. The family will provide flowers. Memorial donations may be made in Jane's name to the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats. Arrangements are with Carpenter's Funeral Homes in Corning.
MILES ORPHA R. BIRDSALL
Orpha R. Age 81, formerly of Knoxville, PA, entered into rest on Monday morning at Broad Acres Nursing Facility in Wellsboro following an extended illness. Orpha was born on December 26, 1925 in Rathbone, NY, the daughter of Howard J. and Callie Stuart Miles. She had attended the Addison High School. On January 8, 1944, she and Edward C. Birdsall were married. Ed predeceased her on March 15, 2001. Orpha was a former member of the Austinburg United Methodist Church as well as a member of the Brookfield Grange for over 50 years. She later moved to Westfield and became a member of the Westfield First Baptist Church. Surviving Orpha is her daughter, Sandra (Bill) Twombly of Collegedale, TN; her sons, Raymond (Heldegard) Birdsall of Bradford, PA, Dale (Gloria) Birdsall of Penn Yan, Clayton (Karen) Birdsall of Beaver Dams, Clinton (Erna) Birdsall of Westfield, and David (Regina) Birdsall of Knoxville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive; as well as brothers, Cyrus Miles of Westfield, Howard M. Miles of Addison, Marvin Miles of Addison; and sisters, Eleanor DuBois of Addison and Myra White of Canisteo. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. Predeceasing Orpha besides her husband, Ed, are brothers, Hugh Miles and Ross Miles; and sisters, Cecile Clark and Beatrice Paul. The family will receive friends at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc., Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral and committal services will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor F. Lewis Young, her Pastor, officiating
Dee Mitchell Age 52, of Venice, Florida, died on March 5, 2007. He was born on February 24, 1955 in Elmira, New York. He was a painting contractor and veteran of the U.S. Army. He moved to Venice ten years ago from Boulder, Colorado. He was a member of Epiphany Cathedral. He was a long distance runner, avid sports fan and loved the New York Yankees and the Denver Broncos. He loved nature and was a wonderful father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Carol of Venice; children, Moria Smith Hornberger, Bonnie Eugenia Miller and Tyler Young Miller, all of Venice. He also leaves behind his mother, Helen Bennett Vierson; stepfather, Bill Vierson of Nokomis, Florida; and two loving grandchildren, Allison and Chad Hornberger. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 12, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at Epiphany Cathedral. Interment will be held in Epiphany Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 280 Alligator Drive, Venice, Florida 34293. Ewing Funeral Home in Venice, Florida, is handling the arrangements.
MURATORE MARY ROSE GALASSO
Mary Rose Muratore Returned to the Lord and her long missed husband on March 1st, 2007. Devoted wife and grandmother, a longtime resident of Elmira and Geneva, New York. A loving mother and staunch supporter of family and friends. Mary was proud of her nursing career at Geneva General Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. She loved working in the maternity department and assisted with countless newborns. In later years, she continued to volunteer her skills at St. Joseph's and also at the Clemens Center in Elmira. She was admired by all for her knitting expertise and gifted family and friends with wonderful afghans and sweaters. Her children and grandchildren will dearly miss her special Italian cookies, sauce and meatballs. Mary was devoted to prayers of the rosary and was a past communicant of St. Francis De Salles in Geneva and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Elmira. Mary is survived by her sons, Anthony (Suzanne) Galasso of Punta Gorda, Florida and Joseph W. (Mary Lou) Galasso, Jr. of Rochester, NY; sisters, Ruby Skillan of Plattsburgh, NY, and Teresa DeSain of Lyons, NY; sister-in-law, Teresa Muratore of North Tonowanda, NY, sister-in-law, Margaret Quartaro of Geneva, NY, sister-in-law, Betty Galasso of Geneva, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation and Elmira Clemens Center. Mary's Memorial Mass will be held in Geneva, NY at a date and time to be announced.
NIEPLING Georgia Anne
Former Newark resident, Mrs. Georgia Harrison, 91, Prattsburg, died at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital Bath, Thurs. Sept. 16, 1976. The daughter of Louis and Mary Ann (Sise) Niepling, she was born in Clyde, July 27, 1885. She was the widow of the late Llewellyn Harrison. Mrs. Harrison is survived by 2 sons, Llewellyn W. Harrison, Jr. Macedon, and Lawrence E. Harrison, Clifton Springs; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A private funeral service was held Sept. 18 at the Arthur G. Schultz, Inc. Funeral Home, Newark with the Rev. Walter R. Hobkirk of the Park Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial is in the E. Palmyra cemetery.
Age 32, of Monroeton RR 1, Monroe Twp., PA, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007. Born in Towanda, PA on April 20, 1975, he was the son of George J. Nolan and Cynthia Diana Wright Nolan. Shane was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1993, and later served in the US Navy. At the time of his death, Shane was employed by Steve Berry Construction of Chemung, NY. Shane enjoyed all sports and was a Dallas Cowboys fan. Surviving are his parents, George J. and Cynthia Diana Nolan, at home; his brother, Blake Nolan and LuAnne, Mason, and Riley, of Sayre, PA; his sister, Lois Nolan and Matthew and children, Madigan, Hunter, Gage, Taylor, and Emma of East Greenville, PA; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; his beloved girlfriend, Carrie of Towanda; his canine companion, "Biscuit". All are welcome to attend a graveside service Saturday, June 30, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at the Powell Cemetery, Powell, PA, with Shane's aunt, Nancy Parr officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord full Military Honors at the cemetery. In loving tribute to Shane, family and friends are encouraged to wear an article of tie-dyed attire. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Powell United Methodist Church, in care of Irene Wright, RR 1, Monroeton, PA 18832, in Shane Nolan's memory.
Robert F. (Peaches) Age 73, of Rock Stream, NY. Most people called him Bob, his brothers at I.B.E.W. called him Peaches, a few were fortunate to call him Dad and his pride and joy called him Grandpa. Bob was the youngest of 10 children. He is survived by his amazing wife, Barbara; his brother, George (Clara) of Elmira, and sister, Florence Teed of Millport; plus his children and grandchildren. Bob grew up in the Southern Tier and graduated from Horseheads High School. He then joined the Army from May of 1953 through April of 1955 where he served as a corporal in Korea. He stayed in the reserves until 1961. As a retired electrician, out of Local 139 he had worked for American LaFrance, Unold Electric and Kelly Electric for years. Bob's first marriage to Julie (Affeldt) gave him the pleasure of being called Dad. They had four children, Rob, Okmulgee, OK, Colleen, Watkins Glen, David (Julie), Horseheads, and Lisa, Garden Grove, CA. For the past 25 years, Bob had the honor of being married to Barbara Hanlin. Bob's family grew with the addition of Barb's sons, Phillip Hanlin (1967-2006) and Brian Westlake of WV. Bob and Barb met at Schuyler Hospital where they both were employed. Bob retired from Schuyler in 1994. As a retiree, Bob worked part time at Clifford Motors in Watkins. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Dundee, served on local boards and was a member of local lodges. He enjoyed helping others, mowing his lawn, and his dog, Chester. He was a sports enthusiast and he enjoyed supporting his grandson's team activities. Bob spent his life serving his family, his community and his country! Memorial services will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m., March 21, 2007, at the United Methodist Church located at 127 E. 4th Street, Watkins Glen. Street parking is available. There will also be an Honor Guard service at the Schuyler County Veterans Memorial directly after in Odessa, located on Rt. 228. Monetary donations in Bob's memory can be made out to Watkins Glen Sports Booster Club, mailed to Watkins Glen HS Booster Club, 12th St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891; or Horseheads Youth Bureau, mailed to 408 S. Main Street, Hrshds, NY 14845. Friends and family are welcomed to come and pay tribute to this man that touched our lives so deeply.
PEEL JEAN M. TERWILLIGER
Jean M. (Peel) Age 81, of Ross Township, died on Friday, March 16, 2007. Born in Elmira, NY, on October 26, 1925, daughter of the late John and Marion (Rogers) Peel. Beloved wife of the late Bolton A. Terwilliger. Sister of Richard Peel and the late John and Robert Peel. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family welcomed friends on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the Schellhaas Funeral Home, Inc., 388 Center Avenue, West View. A Mass of Christian Burial took place in St. Sebastian Church on Monday, March 19, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. Interment followed in North Side Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Parkinson Chapter of Greater Pittsburgh, 6507 Wilkins Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
ROBLYER MICHAEL G. (SRGP 26130)
Michael G. Age 59, of Endwell, NY, died in the early morning on Saturday, February 17, at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his parents, Lewis and Rena, Elmira, NY; and his daughter, Lara. He is survived by his wife, Susan; son, Darren; and stepdaughter, Jamie, Endwell, NY; three sons, Eric, Tony and Andy; and one daughter, Ellen, Elmira, NY; two brothers, Jimmy, TX, and John, CA; and several aunts, uncles and cousins from the Elmira area. Michael was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was involved in combat in Vietnam and other locations around the world. He served in the 82nd Airborne and in the U.S. Army Rangers and had specialized training in munitions. After leaving the service he began a lifelong career in plastics manufacturing. Throughout his life, Mike pursued a variety of interests, including sailing on Lake Ontario, building a cottage, piloting small airplanes, dancing, remodeling his current home, and spending time with the horses at Taylor Farms. He was a devoted father and took a great deal of pride in the accomplishments of his son, Darren. He was also a caring, supportive stepfather to Jamie, always encouraging her to pursue new interests. He particularly enjoyed watching her ride her horse. In recent months, Mike received a great deal of motivation and satisfaction from the work he did for American Pipe and Plastics of Kirkwood, and the family wishes to thank them for their support. Mike will be lovingly remembered for his sense of humor, creativity, intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit. The family will receive friends Wednesday the 21st from 6-8 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 183 Riverside Drive, Binghamton. A memorial service will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Lend-A-Hand, P.O. Box 1270, Binghamton, NY 13902; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. www.cancer.org /donate
Victor J. Age 79, of Troy, PA, died March 16, 2007 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born April 13, 1927 in South River, NJ, the son of Victor and Jenny Wysocki Romatowski. Victor retired from the East Brunswick, NJ, Parks Department, where he also served as a policeman and fireman. He also ran a dairy and milk delivery business and a septic business there. Victor was a WWII Army Paratrooper, serving with the 11th Airborne. He enjoyed flying and was a licensed private pilot. Victor enjoyed music and dancing and was a member of the Sportman's Four band. Victor served as a Democrat Councilman in South River, NJ, and a Democrat Committeeman in East Brunswick, NJ. He was a member of the East Brunswick VFW, the Troy American Legion, and the Gillett-Columbia Cross Roads Grange. Victor was an avid outdoorsman and a terrible golfer. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, the former Theresa Goldy; six sons and daughters-in-law, Victor III and Linda Romatowski of South Brunswick, NJ, Thomas and Tina Romatowski of Highland Park, NJ, Donald and Diane Romatowski of North Brunswick, NJ, John and Diane Romatowski of East Brunswick, NJ, Joseph and Cathy Gallagher of Monroe Township, NJ, Anthony Romatowski of Mansfield, PA; four daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Gary Cote of CT, Victoria Slomian of Columbia Cross Roads, Maureen Williamson of Sayre, PA, Susan and Gregory Baldwin of Canton, PA; two sisters, Frances Kahora of New Tripoli, PA, Genevieve Murozko of East Brunswick, NJ; three brothers, Edward Romatowski of Luray, VA, Chester Romatowski of Lavelett, NJ, Joe Romatowski of Phippsburg, ME; and 21 grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Victor's memory may be made to the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.
Kenneth E. Age 68, of Old Ithaca Rd., Horseheads, died at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 17, 2007. Ken was born on Sept. 30, 1938 in Elmira, NY, the son to the late Marcus and Leona Ruger. His surviving family includes his loving wife of 35 years, Carol A (White) Ruger; sons, Michael (Lori) Ruger of Leesport, PA, Michael (Jan) Lee of Waverly, NY, Kennie (Angela) Lee of Kennesaw, GA, Tim (Molly) Lee of Elmira Heights, NY, Eric (Tammy) Lee of Horseheads, NY; daughters, Tami Ruger of Elmira, NY, and Kimberly Ruger Wise of Horseheads, NY; grandson, Brandon Thompson of West Lafayette, IN, who Ken and Carol raised as their son; grandchildren, Stefanie and Joshua Ruger, Michelle, Matthew, Megan and Morgan Lee, Reagan and Dehlin Lee, Brett, Andrew, Kyle, Christian and Dylan Lee, Taylor and Logan Lee, Veronica Hansen and Christopher and Jason Wise; brothers and sister, Mark Ruger of Englewood, CO, William Ruger of Beaver Dams, NY, Richard Ruger of Horseheads, NY, and Donna Callahan of Lake George, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Dedication to his family always remained utmost important to Ken. He was a caring husband, father, grandfather and brother. Ken enjoyed golfing, baseball, basketball, football and he loved watching the Elmira College Soaring Eagles Hockey Team. Having met his wife, Carol, while working as a supervisor at American LaFrance, Ken later worked for Elmira College in the Maintenance Department. In celebration of Ken's life, family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, March 20, 2007, from 2-4:00 p.m. and again from 6-8:00 p.m. His funeral and graveside service will take place privately with his family.
Kenneth W. Age 36 of 6 Suburban Drive Elmira, NY died on Tuesday February 27, 2007. Kenneth was born March 4, 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida a twin son of Ralph L. and Joyce A. Gilman Rumsey. Ken was a graphic designer for Salient Corporation in Horseheads, NY prior to his illness. He was pre-deceased by his father, Ralph L. Rumsey, who died on September 23, 1984 and by his twin brother, Michael P. Rumsey, who died on June 16, 2001. Kenneth was also pre-deceased by his step-father, Perry L. Cronkrite Sr., who died on August 15, 2005 and by his uncle, Ralph W. Gilman, who died on August 9, 1994. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Ken is survived by his loving wife Jennifer L. Naylor Rumsey; mother: Joyce A. Rumsey of Pine Valley, NY; grandmother: Barbara J. Gilman of Horseheads, NY; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Bruce & Debbie Naylor of Campbell, NY; sister-in-law: Dorothy Andrews of Bath, NY; step-sisters and step-brothers: Patty (Larry) Kelly of Elmira, NY; Perry L. (Paula) Cronkrite Jr. of Fairport, NY; Linda (Dick Dove) Fleischer of Big Flats, NY; Deb (Jim) Liberatore of Pine Valley, NY; Greg (Kathi) Cronkrite of Elmira, NY; aunts and uncles: Linda (Mrs. Ralph) Gilman of Mansfield, PA; Judy (Bob) Cloman of Webster, MA; Susan (Stephen) Nagle of Elmira, NY; Robert Gilman of Horseheads, NY; several 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 Friday March 2, 2007 from 4-6:30 PM. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Ken through memorial to the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Chemung County 451 East Market Street Elmira, NY 14901.
SALVATORE JOSEPHINE "HONEY" TREASTER
Josephine "Honey" nee: Salvatore Of Port Richey, FL, formerly of Elmira, died Saturday, March 3, 2007. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, David and Nicolette Treaster of Port Richey; grandchildren, Scott (Melissa) Treaster of NC, Allen Treaster of NC, Kristina (Josh) Eckronde, Ithaca, NY, Sabrina DiLanzo, NC; three great-grandchildren, Amanda, Christina, and Lauren Treaster of NC; the Goldman Family; John and Liz with Susan and Michael; sisters, Pauline Samuels, Helen Salvatore, both of Florida; Angeline Rocco, Arlington, TX; sister-in-law, Shirley (Richard) Zeckman of Selinsgrove, PA; several nieces, nephews, including Anthony Rocco of Oakland and Michael Rocco of West Virginia; and cousins. Josephine was retired from Kennedy Valve. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene in 2001. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 7 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral to be announced tomorrow.
SAVEY Richard L.
"Big Man" - Of Wellsburg, NY
Age 58, was born March 14, 1949 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Richard L. and Theo (Greene) Savey I, died peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2007, with his loving, caring and devoted family at his side. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.
Norman Gerald Age 88, resident of Elcor Nursing Home and former resident of Waneta Lake, died Friday, March 2, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Vada in 2006. Norman is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Norman C. and Carol Lou; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Lawrence Williams; grandsons, John, Randy and Jeffrey Shaylor, Robert and Gerald Williams; great-grandchildren, Christi, Tyler, Shawn, Adam, Nicole and Megan Shaylor. A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.
Francis J. 86, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Blossburg, PA, died on Friday, March 2, 2007. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna Larson Shelley on November 3rd, 2006. Memorial Services will be held at a later date at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, PA.
SMITH ELLA ELIZA DUTCHER
Ella Eliza (Smith) Of Painted Post, died Thursday, March 8, 2007, after a long illness. She was born October 17, 1917 in Sayre, PA, to Charles and Jennie Smith. Ella was a devoted wife and mother. Her warm and generous nature won the hearts of everyone she met. She married Andrew Walton Dutcher on December 9, 1938. They were happily married for 63 years before his death in 2001. Their marriage was a shining example for everyone they knew. They lived for each other. Ella and Andy made their family the central focus of their lives, always working side by side, together, through life's challenges. Ella loved children. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren brought her tremendous joy. Many children looked on her as their second mother or grandmother. Ella had a knack for making people feel welcome. She always had a treat on hand for unexpected company, and people dropped by often. Ella was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Painted Post. She was active in her sons' schools. She volunteered her time in the lunch room at Painted Post Elementary School, and for many years, she was a member of the Grange's Home Bureau. She is survived by her sons, David (Beverly) Dutcher of Campbell, Andrew (Sally) Dutcher of Painted Post, and Timothy (Mary Kay) Dutcher of Corning; grandchildren, David Dutcher, Michael (Karen) Dutcher, Deborah (Donovan) Mannato, Kristy (Kurt) Bartenstein, Ryan Dutcher, Lorrie Dutcher, Elly Dutcher; 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Monday from 4-6 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. Gary McCaslin officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning. Memorial contributions may be made in Ella's name to the Alzheimer's Association or Alzheimer's Research Fund.
Gordon L. NYSEG Retiree Age 79, of Horseheads, died Sunday, March 18, 2007. In addition to his wife, Corinne and her family, Gordon is also survived by two sisters, Betty Jean Smith and Virginia Belmonte. Services with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads will take place privately at the convenience of his family.
Howard J. Age 81, of Mansfield, PA, died on Monday, March 19, 2007, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was the husband of Audrey (Birtley) Smith. Howard was born on August 5, 1925 in Bloomsburg, PA, the son of Howard and Margaret (Angus) Smith. Howard was employed as a general foreman for PenElec for 31 years. He served with the U.S. Marines during World War II and received the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts in the Battle of Peleliu. Howard was a member of the Tioga Valley Saddle Club, the Lambs Creek Sportsmans Club, the Mansfield VFW, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and AARP. In addition to his wife, Audrey, Howard is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Douglas K. Smith of Bayfield, Colorado, Curt J. and Stephanie Smith of Leesburg, VA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Stephanie A. and Roger Rockwell of Sayre, PA, Karen L. Cummings of Concord, PA; five grandchildren, Tiffany, Brandi, Lucas, Danielle and Todd; and two great-grandchildren, Skylar and Lorenzo, and his little buddy, Sam. Howard was predeceased by his sister, Grayce Riley. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 23, 2007, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Root officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Howard's name to the charity of one's choice.
Dr. George Ian Age 62, of Jonesborough, TN, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Dr. Spence was a native of Rochester, NY, and son of the late John and Grizel Spence. Dr. Spence was a graduate of Princeton University where he received a B.S. Degree and received his M.D. Degree from University of Rochester. He did his residency training in Radiology at Dartmouth School of Medicine. Dr. Spence practiced Radiology in Elmira, NY, prior to moving to Johnson City where he practiced with Mt. Empire Radiology since 1984. He was a member of the American College of Radiology and was the Medical Chief of Staff of the Johnson City Medical Center in 1990. He was active in the State of Franklin Radiology Association. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Dr. Spence enjoyed hiking in the Blue Ridge and was an avid golfer and skier. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Linda Sharlow Spence, Jonesborough; one son, Dr. Robert Spence and wife, Catherine McGraw, Amherst, MA; one daughter, Lindsay Spence, and husband, Andy Phan, Charlotte, NC; siblings, John G. Spence, McCormick, SC, Jill Habernigg, Portland, OR, and Mary Beth Johnson, Rochester, NY; three grandchildren, John M. Spence, George M. Spence and Catherine M. Spence, all of Amherst, MA; and a brother-in-law, Dr. Timothy Sharlow, Elmira, NY. Memorial services will be conducted 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the St. John's Episcopal Church with The Reverend Hal Hutcheson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3:00 p.m., Saturday, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Research Center, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105. (Please specify donations are to be made to the Johnson City, TN affiliate) Condolences may be sent to the Spence family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 423-753-3821.
STEIN ETHEL MILLER
Ethel M. 97, died at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA, on March 7, 2007. A longtime resident of Morris Run, PA, Ethel was born on June 17, 1909 in New City, NY. The eighth of twelve children (now all deceased) born in the family of George M. and Maude A. (Smith) Stein. During WWII, Ethel worked at the Eclipse in Elmira Heights, NY. She was later employed at Edwards Hotel in Blossburg, PA. Ethel was an active member of the Siloa Lutheran Church in Morris Run, and served as treasurer with their Ambassador Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling and tending to her flower gardens. Surviving are nine children, George A. (Jane) of Mesa, AZ, Charles T. (Grace) of Mansfield, PA, Joseph G. (Rebecca) of Ashland, VA, Donald J. (Jean) of Parrish, FL, E. Catherine Moss of Elmira Heights, Margaret E. (Thomas) Holley of Morris Run, Joann B. (Aaron) Brown of Shunk, PA, Dorothy J. Wilson of Muskogee, OK, and Rosemary E. (Ronald) Black of Shippensburg, PA; 34 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Albert W. Miller; two grandsons, Elic Michael May and Andrew Miller. Friends may call 6 – 8 p.m. tonight at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg. The funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Raymond Forsythe and held at 11 a.m., Saturday at the Siloa Lutheran Church in Morris Run. Burial will be private. Memorials in Ethel's name may be made to The Siloa Ambassadors Club, c/o 2 Blake Road, Blossburg, PA 16912.
Keith D. of Elmira, NY Age 63, died unexpectedly on March 31, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Cummings Wheeler; two sons, Adam Wheeler and companion, Joli Saltzgiver, Andy Wheeler and companion, Tom Papantonio; daughter, Amy Hill; and grandsons, Cory Wheeler and companion, Kelly Samchisen, and Sean Hill. He will be missed deeply by everyone whose life he touched. Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, is handling this cremation. There will be no funeral services at this time.
? BLAIS MARGARET M.
Margaret M. Age 85, of 3005 Watkins Road, Horseheads, NY, died on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. A private Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. A special "Thank You" to Dr. John Schiavone and Dr. Joseph Calderone for their wonderful care throughout the years. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
? LEONE MONICA
Monica Age 83, of Blossburg, died Sunday, March 4, 2007. She was married to Dominic Leone, who preceded her in death in 1992. Surviving are children, Mary Kay Ward, Kenneth (Jeannie) Leone, and Connie Leone; four grandchildren; a niece, Tina (Larry) Robinson, Pine City, NY. Friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Thursday, March 8th, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 9th, at 10 a.m. from St Andrew's Church, Blossburg. The family will provide the flowers. Donations may be made to Blossburg Fire and Ambulance Association.
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Margaret T. Age 85, of Sanford, FL, formerly of Austinville, PA, was reunited in Heaven on March 2, 2007 with her loving husband, Robert, and children, Joel, Philip, and Sara. Born March 19, 1921, Peg was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She is survived by sons, Dan (Diana) Shaylor, Mike Shaylor, and Jon (Sue) Shaylor; grandchildren, Dale (Katie) Shaylor, Doug (Kara) Shaylor, Dawn Shaylor, Megan (Xzane) Brown, and Meggan (Adam) Nugent; great-grandchildren, Joel, Amber and Jem Shaylor, Zalayna Brown, and Mason Nugent; and many friends, all who loved her deeply. Peg and her family served as missionaries to Venezuela from 1949 until the death of her husband in 1969. She returned to the Austinville area, where she was a member of Austinville Union Church. An avid book reader and crossword puzzle "junkie," she worked in the Troy schools and was the local tax collector until retiring to New Tribes Missions Retirement Housing in 1994, where she remained active serving in missions work until her passing. Celebration service Friday, March 9, at NTM Latham Center, Sanford, FL. Memorial service at Austinville Union Church incomplete at this time.
? SNOWBURG ANN HELENA
Ann Helena A longtime resident of Southport, died as a result of an automobile accident on Thursday morning, March 15, 2007 in Lodi, NY at the age of 72. Ann is survived by her loving family, sons, Alan & Pam Snowburg, Horseheads; and Holly Snowburg Jr., VA; a daughter, Christine Snowburg, Seneca Falls; brothers, Wesley, Rodney; and Gene; sisters, Pearl, Amy, Joyce and Louise; nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Ann was predeceased her first husband, Holly Snowburg, and her second husband, Manley "Rocky" Parks, and her beloved son, Paul Snowburg. Ann was active in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses where she held a strong faith. A homemaker, Ann loved caring for her Southport home. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and cooking. Family and friends will be received at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 708 Lena Place, Elmira, NY on Monday March 19, 2007 between the hours of 5 – 6:30 p.m. Services will follow at 6:30 p.m. Ann was a cherished mother who always provided a warm home for her family and friends. She has left behind memories that will never fade.