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.
BADER NANCY C. DOSER
Nancy C.- Age 76, of Wellsboro, PA, died July 12, 2007 at Carleton Senior Care. She was the wife of the late Roger D. Doser who died on December 22, 2001. Nancy was born March 28, 1931 in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late Courtland and Gladeus Roberts Bader. She was a retired teachers aid for PCDC, Wellsboro, for 21 years. Surviving are daughter, Chris Howe, Wellsboro, PA; brother and sisters-in-law, Edwin and Kathy Bader, Florida, and Kim Bader, California; sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and John Mosher, Rochester, NY, Beverly and Joe Hasto, Rochester, NY, Phyllis and Howard Vogel, California, and Richard Doser, Rochester, NY; two grandchildren, Jonah Howe and Jehanna Howe and friend, Joe Gontarz; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends on Sunday, August 12, 2007, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A Memorial Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Gregory Hinton officiating. If desired, memorials may be sent in her memory to Carleton Senior Center, 10 West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/14/2007.
BARDROF DEBORAH LYNN HUCKLE
Graced by the rays of a last rising sun, Deborah Lynn Huckle departed this world at 5:40 a.m. on July 4, 2007, after prolonged illness. Surrounded by family members, Huckle passed peacefully while resting in the comforts of her own home in Barton, NY. Born January 11, 1953 in Star Lake, NY, Deborah Bardrof lived in several locales, including Clearwater, Florida, Newton Falls, NY, and Vestal, NY, before settling in Sayre, PA. On August 3, 1974, she married Robert Huckle of Waverly, NY, and set down perennial roots in Barton. Deborah invested the love and energies of the following three decades to creating a home and raising three children. Inspired to keep the world green, even before it was fashionable, Deborah and Robert started their own small business in the organic farming of vegetables, houseplants and flowers. Seasons Kept was one of the charter members of the current Ithaca Farmers Market. Deborah is survived by husband, Robert; sons, Nathan and Trevor; daughter, Courtney; granddaughter, Madison; mother, Edna Pierson; and brothers, James, Walt and Rikki Bardrof. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue Waverly, NY. Viewing hours are 1-3 p.m., with a service to follow at 3 p.m. Donations in Deborah's memory can be made to: Friends of Hospice, Care of James McFadden, 56 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/6/2007
BOLT Jackson "Jackie"
Age 65, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died July 9, 2007. Arrangements with the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA.
BROOKS MARTHA JANE WRONKOSKI
Martha Jane Brooks Ray - 73 of Rochester, NY died peacefully in her sleep on June 29, 2007. A former resident of Elmira, NY, she was born in Corning, NY, to Norman and Florence (Ray) Brooks; and was adopted and raised by Bertha and Lawrence Ray, relatives of her parents, all of whom are now deceased. Martha was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Wronkoski, (Lt. Col. USAF, Ret.). She is survived by her sons, Amsden (Veronique) Cheney, Sarasota, FL, Michael Cheney, Christian Cheney, and Jerome (Jenifer) Cheney, and their children, her beautiful grandchildren, Madeline Laura and Jerome Charles, whom she loved with all her heart, all of Rochester, NY. She is also survived by stepchildren, Susan Wronkoski (Chris Savino) of Horseheads, NY, Elizabeth (Leo) Rutski of Indianapolis, IN, Mary (Jack) Conn of Crownsville, MD, Michael (Deena) Wronkoski of Hammond, LA, and Richard Wronkoski of Kingston, NY; and by her stepgrandchildren, Brian Conn, Joseph and Tiffany Rutski, Sarah and Stephen Wronkoski, Nicole and Neil Wronkoski; two brothers, Norman Brooks Jr. and Raymond Brooks, and her sister, Pauline Hunsinger, are deceased. She is survived by her sister, Irene Belin of Elmira, NY. Martha's earliest years were lived at the Lamoka Hotel, near Tyrone, NY, which was owned first by her grandparents, Melissa and William Ray, and later, by her father, between 1917 and 1946. Around age 12, she moved with her family to Indian Lake, in the Adirondack Mountains, and graduated from Indian Lake High School. Indian Lake was one of her happiest places, and she loved to share this special place with her family. She was married from 1955 to 1970 to Jerome Cheney Jr. and they settled in Elmira and had 4 sons. In 1971, she married Ed Wronkoski and shared with him a passion for travel. Their most memorable trip was a reunion of Ed's B-17 flight crew that went down in Cairo, Italy, toward the end of WWII. Several of the former POWs returned to Cairo, and were honored for their service in the war. Martha and Ed made lifelong friends in that northern Italian town. She was extremely proud of his service in the military and encouraged great respect and gratitude for all service personnel, which included three of her sons who served honorably in the Army, Army Reserves, and the Navy. Martha loved to play bridge, and when she was no longer able to do so in person, she played with people all over the world online. She was an avid reader and often sent books to her family as gifts to share that passion. She especially loved to read to her grandchildren, Maddie and Charlie. She worked for several years in various administrative capacities, but found her greatest satisfaction working at the Endless Mountains Treatment Center and for the Chemung County Alcoholism Council, where she counseled persons struggling with addiction. A memorial service will be held at the Tyrone United Methodist Church, 3647 Church Hill Road, Tyrone, NY, on Saturday, July 14, 2007. Calling is from Noon to 1 p.m., with a service immediately following. Internment will be at the church cemetery. Friends or family wishing to make a memorial contribution in Martha's name are encouraged to donate to their favorite charity. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/12/2007.
BRUBAKER Jon "Scott"
Age 59, of Morris Run, died Sunday, April 29, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Scott was born in Altoona on May 7, 1947 to Clarence and Beatrice McIntire Brubaker. Scott was married to the former Mary Wunderle; the couple would have celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on May 1st. Scott retired from U.S. Steel, Fairless Works as a machinist. Scott was a member of Bloss Lodge #350 F&A.M, LeFair Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post #167 of Morris Run, and Corning Beagle Club. Scott is survived by his wife, Mary of Morris Run; his brothers and sisters, stepmother; sister-in-law, Phyllis Hefner; the Nybeck family; and many wonderful friends, including "honey pie." Preceding him in death were his parents. Friends are invited to call at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Wednesday, May 2nd, from 6-8 p.m. Eastern Star services will be at 7:30, a Masonic service at 8 p.m., followed by a memorial service. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/1/2007.
BURGESS - Paul I. "Pete" Burgess, 82, of East Towanda, Pa., died Sunday evening, July 15, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 21, 1924, in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late William H. Burgess and Flora Conklin Burgess. Pete was a graduate of Ulster High School. He was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda as a technician in the germanium area for many years until his retirement. He was an active bowler throughout his life and was a past president of the Towanda- Ulster Bowlers Hall of Fame and the Senior Citizens League. Pete lived in the Towanda area throughout his life, where he became friends with all he met and was a valued part of the lives of his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all, as he was always there with a smile and a joke. Surviving are: his wife of 63 years, Marjorie Chubb Burgess, at home; his sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Judy Burgess of Towanda, Bryce and Robin Burgess of Chandler, Ariz., and Don and Miriam Burgess of Towanda; grandchildren, Kimberly (David) Platz of Erie, Pa., Nicole Burgess of Sacramento, Calif., Brenden (Missy) Lattimer of Wysox, Pa., Shaylee (Brian) Smith of Towanda, Jennifer (Michael) Cragle of Rome, Pa., David Burgess of Arlington, Va., Alan (Brie) Burgess of Waverly, N.Y., Renee (Josh) Odom of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jenna Burgess of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; his sisters, Doris Lewis and Elaine Engisch, both of Towanda; his son-in-law Tom Borgia of Wyalusing; his mother-in-law, Gwladys Scott of Troy; and a sister-in-law, Rhonda (Steve) Krobath. In addition to his parents, William H. and Flora Conklin Burgess, he was preceded in death by a son, Stephen P. Burgess, in 1975; a daughter, Carrie E. Borgia, in 2004; brothers-in-law, Raymond L. Lewis, Richard A. Engisch and Leonard H. Chubb; and a sister-in-law, Jean Chubb Harris. There will be no services or calling hours. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Paul I. Burgess' memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Published in the Daily Review on 7/17/2007.
CARPENTER Frieda M.
Age 90 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday March 30, 2007. Frieda was born April 2, 1917 in Whitesville, NY the daughter of the late John and Ida Geier Carpenter. She was a graduate of Elmira Business Institute Class of 1937. Frieda retired as the business manager of Albee Motors in Elmira, NY. She enjoyed growing flowers, reading, and housekeeping. Frieda was pre-deceased by her parents and her brother Ronald Carpenter. Frieda is survived by her nephew John (Bev) Carpenter of Wellsville, NY and her nieces Kay (Dave) O'Dell of Cuba, NY and Marcella (Ron) Danielson of Ashville, NY. She is also survived by several grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, and her life-time friend Faith Preston Miles of Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Frieda's Funeral Services on Monday April 9, 2007 at 1 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Pastor Gary A. McCaslin will officiate. Interment in Whitesville Rural Cemetery in Whitesville, NY.
CERIO MARY McDONALD
Mary Cerio - 92, of Del Mar, California, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at her home in Del Mar. She was born in Elmira on March 24, 1915. She was a career professional, homemaker, and active participant in many community organizations. Mrs. McDonald was preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher T. McDonald. She is survived by her son, Thomas of Del Mar; and a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Zonne Cerio, who live in Florida. A Memorial Mass was held at St. James Church in Del Mar on June 30, 2007. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/12/2007.
CLEMENS Jack Sr.
Age 69, of Elmira, NY died on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Jack was the son of the late Harry and Bertha Clemens. He is survived by a son, Jack (Mary) Clemens Jr.; daughters, Jean (Larry) Larson, Jeannice (Kenneth) Strock and Melissa McCrorie; two sisters, Jean (Don) Peterson and Barb Rosenkran; and two brothers, Harry (Pat) Clemens and Fred (Ethel) Clemens; 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Besides his parents Jack is predeceased by a twin sister, Joan Mattison. Jack was a chef for the VFW Post 901 Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday, April 30, 2007, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Services to follow at 5:00 p.m. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/29/2007.
Beatrice Helen Comfort Ludwig, 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 20, 2007. She was born Feb. 10, 1914, in Troy, Pa., to the late Irving and Goldie Shadduck Comfort. Bea spent her early life in Troy, Pa., and North East, Erie County, Pa. She and her brother, Glenn, attended the Thomas One Room School, which is now part of the Bradford County Heritage Association's school exhibit at the Farm Museum in Alparon Park, Troy. In her teen years she moved with her family to Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y., where she attended Boulevard Methodist Church and graduated in 1933 from Binghamton Central High School. She spent a year studying music at Simpson Conservatory of Music in Indianola, Iowa. She later went with her brother, Glenn to college in Cleveland, Tenn., and in 1945 she graduated from Bob Jones College., It was in college that she met her future husband, the Rev. John H. Ludwig, who predeceased her July 20, 2006. They celebrated 63 years of marriage on May 30, 2006. Together they faithfully served the Lord on the staff at Bob Jones University. Bea's guidance throughout life was her faith in God's Word. Bea was an accomplished pianist, and an excellent artist; she sang in church and college choirs and in countless duets with her husband, John. She was a member of the Independent Bible Church, Greenville, S.C. She enjoyed Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains, the Troy Fair, maple sugaring, haying, horses, flowers, fashion, classical music, jigsaw puzzles, Olympic competition and her family. She was a member of LeRoy Heritage Museum and Bradford County Heritage Association. She is survived by her daughters and their families, Linda (Greg) Mutzer of Palmetto, Fla., and their daughters, Laureen (Joshua) Wulpi of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Lorraine Mutzer of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Lois (Rich) McCall of Liberty, S.C., and their son, Eric (Laurie) McCall, and children, Gabe and Joey of Central, S.C., and their daughter, Kellie (Cale) Bigbee and child Millie of Liberty. She is also survived by her nieces, Martha Comfort and GlynnAnn Goss and their families. She was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Glenn S and Frances Vaughan Comfort, and her grandparents, Thomas and Sake Wheeler Comfort, and John and Myra Holcomb Shadduck. Her roots can be traced back many generations to Norway, Sweden and The British Isles. Her ancestors came to America in the 1600s, settling first in Massachusetts and New York. Eight of her third and fourth great-grandfathers were soldiers of the American Revolution and her maternal great-grandfathers both served in the War Between the States; one was wounded at Gettysburg and the other lost his life in Virginia. The immediate family wants to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at W.J. Barge Hospital, who became Bea's extended family. Bea's earnest prayer was that each would come to know her Lord Jesus Christ as their personal savior and join her in entering the Golden Gates of Heaven. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 23, in the War Memorial Chapel on the campus of Bob Jones University, 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the War Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Ludwig Scholarship Fund at Gospel Fellowship Association, 1809 Wade Hampton Blvd, Suite 110, Greenville, S.C. 29609. This fund helps financially needy students. The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive, Greenville, is in charge of arrangements. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
CONNORS JOANN M. "JOAN" FATTARUSSO
JoAnn M. "Joan" (Connors) - Age 75, of Troy, PA, died on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born on August 7, 1931 in Long Island, NY, a daughter of Joseph and Claudia M. (Vreeland) Connors. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Fattarusso for 54 years. Thomas died on June 6, 2005. Joan was a 1949 graduate of the Troy Area High School. She was a member of the Olde Covert Church and the Red Hatters, Troy, PA. Joan loved her family and enjoyed crocheting and word search puzzles. Joan is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Denise Maletta of Northport, NY, Suzanne and James Maher of Holbrook, NY, Michele Fattarusso, North Babylon, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas M. and Debra Fattarusso of Huntington, NY; three grandchildren, Ryan, Robert, Thomas; a sister, Katherine Kupchin of Troy, PA; two nephews, Robert Kupchin of Troy, PA, and Bill Kupchin of Fairbanks, Alaska. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, April 30, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with her Pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Olde Covert Church, RR1, Box 368, Troy, PA 16947. Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/28/2007 - 4/29/2007.
CUMMINGS Allan G.
Loving husband, father and grandfather
Age 65, died
on Sunday, July 8, 2007, at the Corning Hospital surrounded by his loving family. At the family's request there will be no calling hours. A memorial service officiated by Pastor Jay LaScolea will be held at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, Painted Post, on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Falck Cancer Center, care of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., Elmira.
DAY William Bowler (Bill)
January 24, 1920 - August 4, 2006
There will be a memorial service held at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, July 7th, 2007, to celebrate Bill's life and honor his spirit. His family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a service immediately following calling hours (2:30 p.m.) led by the Reverend Skip Reed. Full Military Honors will be accorded him as he served his country in both the US Navy and US Army.
DeLEURY John H.
Age 64, died on Friday, April 27, 2007, at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. John was born in Montour Falls, NY, to John E. and Charlein E. Slocum DeLeury, who predeceased him in 1958 and 1998 respectively. He was also predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Domenica and Joseph Povero. John is survived by his wife, Joann DeLeury of Montour Falls; along with his children, Kim Joslyn of Boise, Idaho, Michelle (Ray) Bump of Montour Falls, NY, Terri (Charlie) Gay of Brockport, NY, Jim (Shannon Brown) Joslyn of Corning, NY, Anthony Joslyn of Montour Falls, NY, and John DeLeury of Rochester, NY; brothers, Bill DeLeury of Arizona, Larry DeLeury of Florida; and sister, Teena (Dennis) Snow of Montour Falls, NY; his grandchildren, who brought him the greatest happiness, Noah Bump, Cassidy Bump, Hannah Joslyn, Brad Gay and Spencer Gay; as well as nieces and nephews. John will be missed tremendously. John graduated from Odessa-Montour Central School in 1960 and joined the Army National Guard in Elmira prior to graduating. He served 14 years in the Guard before transferring to the Army Reserve 969 Maintenance Unit in Horseheads, where he served seven years. He retired in 1981 with the rank of Sgt. 1st Class E7 after 21 years of military service. John worked in the early 1960's at the Cotton Hanlon retail store, and in 1965 began work at the Shepard Niles Crane and Hoist Corporation, where he worked for 37 years. While at Shepard Niles he was a member of Local 1765 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He was elected to the post of Treasurer, Union Steward, Committeeman, Vice President and the majority of those years as Local Lodge President. He was also a delegate to IAM District 58, where he was elected Secretary of the District. In 1974 John was appointed to form a committee to start a Federal Credit Union at Shepard-Niles, and with the help of his co-workers was able to charter the Credit Union of Shepard Niles. In 1976 John helped his father-in-law, who worked at International Salt in Watkins Glen, charter a Credit Union for the Salt Company. The two credit unions eventually merged into the Schuyler County Federal Credit Union, and after several other mergers with different Credit Unions they merged with I.B.M. Federal Credit Union in Endicott, NY, which is now named Visions Federal Credit Union. From 1980 through 1984 John held the position of Mayor for the Village of Montour Falls and was also a Village Trustee. He was a Boy Scout Leader for many years as well. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls, NY. According to John's wishes, there will be no prior calling hours and funeral services. Burial will take place at the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY. Donations may be sent to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/29/2007.
DERR Ronald L.
Age 70, of Elmira, NY. He was born October 11, 1936 in Elmira, son of the late Raymond and Martha Derr, and died Monday, July 16, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center due to complications from diabetes. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Blanche; daughters, Debra and Donna; stepdaughter, Rene; also surviving are his three loving brothers and their spouses, Denny and Penny Derr, Duane and Jeanie Derr, Jerry and Cindy Derr; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ron worked 36 years for the City of Elmira in the Sanitation Department and had his own trucking business. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, July 18th, from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ron through donations to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for Diabetes Foundation. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/18/2007.
DIBBLE Harriet A. Hemphill
Age 92, of 616 East Main Street, Westfield, PA, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, Pottstown, PA, and Tarpon Springs, FL, died Monday, April 2, 2007, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. She was born December 16, 1914 in Jersey Shore, PA, the daughter of William and Sadie Copenhaver Wetherill. She worked for many years for Lincoln Underwear Mills, Pottstown, PA. Harriet was a member of the Westfield chapter of the Rebekah's. She was a homemaker and she enjoyed playing golf. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bernard and Kathryn Dibble, Holiday, FL; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Howard Swede, Sabinsville, PA, Bernice and Larry Watson, Belmont, NY; daughter, Catherine McNeely, Westfield, PA; 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alford B. Dibble, in 2003. Harriet and Alford were married for 70 years. A memorial service will be conducted Monday, April 9, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Westfield United Methodist Church. Edward Heyler officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Home Health Hospice and the Westfield United Methodist Church in Harriet's memory. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA 16950.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 30, 1881
--Mr. Abram Downing, a Supervisor of Elk Township, was almost instantly killed last week Sunday afternoon while out hunting in the mountains between Leetonia and Slate run. Mr. Downing and his companion had been watching a deer lick from the top of a tree during the day. About 8 o’clock in the evening it threatened to rain and the parties concluded to go home. Mr. Downing lowered his gun to the ground with a string and descended safely. The other hunter, John Rasie, was lowering his gun in the same manner and Downing reached to take it, when the weapon was discharged , the ball striking him in the abdomen and passing in a downward course entirely through his body. He died in a very few moments. Rasie started for Leetonia for assistance, a distance of about five miles, and the body was not found and removed until the next morning. Mr. Downing was something over 50 years of age, and he leaves a wife and two children.
ETTENBERGER Robert A.
Age 72, of Latta Brook Rd., Elmira, died Friday, April 27, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Bob was born in Elmira to Charles and Loia (Densmore) Ettenberger. Bob was predeceased in 1981 by their son, Chief Warrant Officer, Larry Ettenberger, US Army. He is survived by his wife of over 52 years, Julia (Personius) Ettenberger; sons and daughters, Gary Ettenberger of Elmira, NY, Sherry (Ray) Benjamin of Cayuta, NY, Mary (Bill) Clark of Horseheads, NY, Charles (Tanya) Ettenberger of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Amy, April, Amber, Chris, Joseph, and Allison Ettenberger, Robert, Jeffrey and Steven Benjamin, Emily and Nicole Clark; brother, Donald Ettenberger of Lowmam, NY; brother-in-law, Marion (Betty) Personius of Horseheads, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was a longtime resident and dairy farmer on Latta Brook Rd. in Elmira. He was a hardworking gentle man who loved his family and was passionate for his farming. At his request, service will take place privately with interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/28/2007.
FARRELL Cornelius H.
Age 67, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, July 6, 2007, at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY. He was born on October 11, 1939 in Elmira, NY, to the late Henry and Helen Farrell. Survivors include his children, Linda (Curtis Thompson) Farrell of Las Vegas, NV, Michael (Deborah) Farrell of Phoenix, AZ, and Kelly (Thomas) Krebs of Daphne, AL; grandchildren, Joshua Farrell, Jeremy VanNess, Elizabeth Farrell, Jeannette VanNess, Heather Krebs, Ethan Farrell and Julian Thompson; great-granddaughter, Kailyn VanNess and friend, Ruth. Cornelius proudly served our country in the US Marine Corps. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, July 9th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Tuesday, July 10th, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Bath National Cemetery with full Military Honors.
GALAYDA Richard S.
Age 63, of 1146 Broughton Road, Westfield, PA, died Friday, July 6, 2007, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. He was born October 1, 1943 in Chicago, IL, the son of Stephen and Dorothy Jasieniecki Galayda. He was a self-employed contractor and a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Elkland, PA. Survived by wife, Karen Ofner Galayda; son, Nicholas Galayda, Westfield, PA; mother, Dorothy Galayda, Cowanesque, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret "Peggy" and Richard Bonkowski, Santa Rosa, CA. Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, Coudersport, PA. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/8/2007
GILBERT - In memory of Dayvin Michael James Gilbert, 9 pounds, 8 ounces, 21½ inches, died July 18, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. We never had a chance to get to know you, but you have filled all our hearts with love and joy. Dayvin, you will never be forgotten, and you will always be loved and missed by all of us very much. He is survived by loving parents, David Gilbert and Julie Heath; brother, Trai James David Gilbert; grandparents, James and Mary Heath, Mike and Cindy Sykora and Mike Gilbert; great-grandparents, Mildred Rought, Alice Brooks, Carol and Albert Sykora; aunts, Jennifer Balwin, Amanda McConnell and Diane Kasson; godfather and uncle, James “Bubba” Heath Jr.; great aunt, Becky Collum; cousins, Macey, D.J. Brittany, Austin, Alicia and Kaedin; and many others caring and loving family members and dear friends. We thank everyone that has showed their love and concern for our loss. Special thanks to Sally Hulslander, Janet Stanley, George Moss, Peni Fox, Sheila Robins, the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Pastor Laurie Greenlaw, and Alfred Baldwin. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Heath Family Cemetery at the property of James and Mary Heath, with Mr. Alfred Baldwin officiating. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Baby Dayvin, RR#1 Box 187 Towanda, Pa., 18848. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott -Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Published in the Daily Review on 7/19/2007.
SANTA MARINA, Inez Marion Goodwin (Mahoney)
Of Mesa, Arizona, went home to be with the Lord on June 28, 2007. She was 77 and born August 17, 1929. She is survived by her four children, Norman Mahoney and his wife, Irene, Judy Mitchell and her husband, John, Candy Shewmake, and her husband, Ken, and Bonnie Steele and her husband, Ron. She is now with her son, Michael Mahoney. She had six beautiful/handsome grandchildren, Karen Gonzales, Matthew Mitchell, Sheri Gonzales, Eric Haney, Jeremy Mitchell, and Jon-Michael Mitchell; and eight of the cutest great-grandchildren, Taylor Haney, Ryan Gonzales, Briana Mitchell, Victoria Mitchell, Caitlyn Gonzales, Madyson Mitchell, Quinton Mitchell, and Emmersen Haney. Inez is survived by her brother and sisters, Gladys Niver, Betty Starck, and Louis Goodwin. Her brother, Edward Goodwin, left this world before her along with her mom and dad, Robert and Augusta Goodwin. She also has nine nieces and nephews that meant the world to her. Inez worked at the Remington Rand, Bells Pantry, and Thatcher Glass. In the early 60's, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and made a new life for herself and her children. She was truly a modern day pioneer taking chances most women of her day would not. Always her driving force was carving out a better life for her children. After many years of working 12-hour days and years of endless sacrifice, she looked at her sons and daughters, their children and great-grandchildren with great pride and knew that she made that happen. Our mother was brought up in a family steeped in tradition and love and she passed on these great gifts to us. We will hold that love in our hearts forever and keep the traditions and her dreams for her family alive. A memorial service was held at Chapel of the Chimes in Glendale, Arizona, on July 3, 2007. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/6/2007.
GRIFFITHS NANCEE SHERMAN
Nancee G., Princeton - Age 54, died Sunday at the University Medical Center at Princeton. Born in Cortland, NY, to the late William J. Griffiths and Joanne Griffiths Jack, she lived in Boston, MA, for twenty years before moving to Lawrenceville, NJ, seven years ago. Nancee was a beloved employee of the Princeton Public Library. After graduating from Horseheads High School in Horseheads, NY, she received her Bachelor's degree from SUNY Oswego. Nancee loved books, music, the Red Sox, movies, the ocean, pigs, potatoes, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Gordon F. Sherman; two daughters, Laura and Emily; her mother, Joanne; one sister and two brothers, Wendee J. Manderscheid, William J. and Thomas R. Griffiths; and her mother and father-in-law, Delores and Gordon Sherman Sr. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library located on 65 Witherspoon Street in Princeton, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ. Arrangements are under the direction of Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, Lawrenceville.
Rodney D. Age 49, of Elmira, died at his home, on Friday, May 4, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Fawn Hamilton Hackett. Rodney worked as a cab driver for Totem Taxi. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, May 7, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A funeral service will follow at 12:15 p.m with Bishop David A. Serfas officiating.
HAFICH ANNA J SIPKA
Anna J. - Age 81, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully Wednesday morning, July 4, 2007, at Tioga Nursing Facility. Anna was born on September 11, 1925, the daughter of the late John and Mary Tercleski Hafich. She is survived by her husband, Richard J. Sipka; daughter, Kathy (Ron) Sayman of Ulster, PA; and grandson, Jason Besley of Elmira Heights, NY. It was Anna's wishes that there be no calling hours. Her burial and gravesite committal services will take place at Bath National Cemetery on Friday, July 6, 2007, at 2 p.m. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home.
HALSTEAD Eugene (Gene)
Age 73, died on Thursday, July 12th, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, after a long battle with heart disease. Born August 1, 1933 in Chemung, New York, the eldest son of the late Arnold Hewett Halstead and Lena (Corner) Halstead and brother to the late infant brother, Gary. Eugene was a resident of the valley for over thirty years, a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1953 to 1955, a past member of the Waverly American Legion and a member of the Waverly V.F.W. Mr. Halstead coached Small Fry Football for 12 years and coached modified softball and co-ed softball for many years. Eugene was an avid bowler all his adult life both in the Elmira area and the Valley. He also served many years on the Board of Directors, both in Elmira and the Valley area, as well as coaching youth bowling in Elmira. Eugene was inducted into the Waverly Bowling Hall of Fame, bowling a 300 game. His passion in his later years was golf. He loved the game and even shot a hole-in-one. He was self-employed all his life and retired in 2000. Surviving Eugene are his beloved wife of twenty-eight years, Sharon (Eldred) Halstead, at home; his son, Robert Halstead of Pine Valley, NY; and his three daughters, Gayle Ann (Danny) Young of Seminole, Florida, Terri (Bart) Clark of East Smithfield, PA, and Kimberly (Stephen) Campbell of Elmira, NY. Eugene was a loving grandfather to seven grandchildren, Brittany, Kati, Amber, Logan, Steven, Dayton and Christopher; two brothers, John (Maryanne) Halstead, and Richard (Sharon) Halstead, also survive him, both of Horseheads, NY; and two sisters, Shirley Brown of Chemung, NY, and Joyce Chaapel of Wellsburg, NY. At Gene's request, there will be no services. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/14/2007.
HARRIS ALBERT M.
Union-Sun and Journal - September 3 1929
Albert M.Harris died suddenly on Sunday morning, September 1st, at Brockport, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, one daughter and one son, Mrs.Mary E.Nicholas, Beverly B. Harris, Lockport,N.Y., one sister, Mrs.Frank Volise, Elmira N.Y., one brother, Frank Harris, Michigan, and one grandson, Ralph A.Nicholas Jr. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon, September 4th, at 2:30 o'clock at the family residence, 103 Corinthia street. Interment will be in Hartland Cemetery.
MIX Patricia B. (HARSANT)
Loving wife, mother and grandmother died peacefully on Friday, July 20, 2007, at home in Elmira, NY. Predeceased by her father, William Henry Harsant in 1948 and her mother, Emily Armstrong Harsant in 1997. Survivors include her beloved husband of 50 years, Erving Russell Mix; sons and daughter-in-law, Stephen W. and Mary Mix, and David R. Mix, all of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and William Fraatz of Warwick, RI; and dear grandsons, Michael Mix and Christopher Mix of Elmira, C. Thomas Fraatz and Jonathan Fraatz of Warwick, R.I.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and one great-great-niece; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Carolyn Mix of Wichita, KS; a special cousin, Jim (Denny) Peacock of Courtenary, BC; and her loving and devoted friend, Barbara Cook of Waterloo, Ont. Pat received her BA from Victoria College, at the University of Toronto, and her Master's from Elmira College. She was a member and past President of Alpha Rho Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society of International Woman Educators. She was dedicated to her family in her private life, and professionally, teacher of Latin and English at schools in Toronto, Can., Long Island, NY, Pittsburgh, PA and Elmira. After retirement from the Elmira City School District in 1995, Pat spent much free time in volunteer work at Steele Memorial Library, with Delta Kappa Gamma, but most especially at Grace Episcopal Church, church home to Pat and her family since their arrival in Elmira in 1964. At Grace, she was a member of the Grace Church Choristers for more than 20 years, Altar Guild, Choir Guild (Treasurer) and Prayer Shawl Ministry among various other activities. Visiting hours will be held at St. Michael Chapel of Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church St., Elmira, on Monday, July 23, from 5-8 p.m. A Choral Requiem Mass will be held at the church on Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. Father Donald Matthews, Celebrant and Father William Fraatz, Homilist. Interment of Pat's ashes will take place in St. Michael Chapel at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Grace Episcopal Church or a charity of one's choice in memory of Pat. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.
HORAM – Helen C. Haus, 89, of Wellsboro, died Thursday, May 25, 2006. She was born Aug. 25, 1916 in Newark, NJ, the daughter of the late Maxwell and Mildred Cavanaugh Horam. Helen was married to the late Eugene H. Haus. She was employed by the former Endicott Johnson Shoe Store, Wellsboro, until her retirement. Helen was a 60-year member of the United Methodist Church, Wellsboro. Mrs. Haus was a volunteer for the American Red Cross for over 40 years teaching first aid and was a safety instructor and former board member. She is survived by a son, Clifford J. Haus of Antioch, Calif; daughter and son-in-law, Ann L. and Larry D. Krout of Glen Rock; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Mountoursville Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2006, p.6A
IKE Wesley Ivan
Age 41, of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Horseheads, died on Thursday, July 12, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; and beloved daughters, Alora and Jenna, all of Lawrenceville, GA; mother, Anne and Manny Thumm of Winter Haven, FL; father, RC and Darlene Ike of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Dan (Kerry Beth) Ike and RC (Resa) Ike of Horseheads, NY; sister, Joy Ike of Long Beach, CA; stepsister, Stacey Gallacher of NY, NY; and many special nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and caring friends. Wesley was a 1983 graduate of Horseheads High School. He was Vice President of Operations for Party City for the past 13 years. He was a United States Army veteran and served as an Elder at Epic Faith. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life was held on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Epic Faith in Duluth, GA. A beautiful on-line memorial was setup by his Party City "family" at: http://www.virtual-memorials.com/main.php?action=view&mem_id=9577&page_no=1. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Charity of your choice.
JACQUE Earnest R.
Age 80 of Horseheads, NY. He was born October 21, 1926 in Elmira, son of the late Earnest S. and Leah (Rogers) Jacque, and died Thursday, July 12, 2007, at home after an extended illness. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Francis Peckham, and is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty; children, Linda Peckham of Midland, TX, Kathie and Chuck Losinger of Reading, MA, Carrie DeLoria of Endicott, NY, Earnest K. and Theresa Jacque of Horseheads; grandchildren, Jenny, Brian, Jeff, Scott, Peter, Carrie, Mindy, Emily and Carlie; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen and Chuck Many of Daytona Beach, FL, Betty Cook of Horseheads, Barbara Dove with Paul Zawko of Elmira. Mr. Jacque retired from F.M. Howell in 1991 after 48 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of the American Legion Post 154 Elmira Heights, member of the Dew Birds, and an avid bowler, and especially an avid golfer, scoring 2 holes-in-one at the Mark Twain Golf Course. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, July 15th from 4 to 6 p.m. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Earnest through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/14/2007.
JACOBSON Milton, DDS
May 29, 1916 - April 2, 2007
Age 90, Sarasota, FL, formerly of Elmira, New York, died April 2, 2007. Services will be Thursday, April 5, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Temple Beth Israel Synagogue, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, FL; burial immediately following at Palm Memorial Park, 170 Honore Avenue, Sarasota, FL. Born in New York City, Milton lived most of his life in Westfield, PA. Moved to Sarasota, FL 20 years ago from Elmira, NY. Graduated from Bucknell University and the University of Illinois College of Dentistry (1944), in both instances as valedictorian of his graduating class. Member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. Served in the Army during World War II as a Captain in the Dental Corps, stationed in Camp Wheeler, GA. In Elmira, NY, was President of the Jewish Community Center and a member of the Board of Directors, and longtime member of Congregation Shomray Hadath. He was also very active as a member and leader of the Jewish War Veterans, B' nai Brith and the Masons. He was President of the Sixth District Dental Society in NY and active as a member and leader of the New York Dental Society. He was a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry. In Sarasota, FL, he was an active member of Temple Beth Israel. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Horwitz Jacobson of Sarasota; children, Judy (Alan) Wertheimer of Rochester, NY, Marty (Karen) Jacobson of Reading, PA, Sue Jacobson of Sarasota; grandchildren, Spike (Heather) Love, Lisa (Joe) Klinikowski, David Wertheimer, Daniel Jacobson, Jon (Amanda) Jacobson, Kate Jacobson; two great-grandchildren, Ella Klinikowski and Tai Jacobson; brothers, Morris Jacobson of Sarasota, FL, and Irving (Miriam) Jacobson of Baltimore, MD. Contributions to: Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; JFCS, 2688 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34237; or Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228.
JOHNSON Edward W.
Town of Southport resident - died peacefully at home on Sunday, July 8, 2007. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Marguerite in March of 2005. His brothers, Alfred and Norman; and granddaughter, Kimberly Smith also predeceased him. Edward is survived by his children, Ronald (Sharel) Johnson, Christopher (Tammie) Johnson, Karen (Richard) Roberts, Janet (Peter) Peckens; grandchildren, Jeffery (Julie) Smith, James (Sondra) Roberts, Jessica Cartagena (Randy Roberts), Elizabeth Peckens, Brian Griswold; great-grandchildren, Cristian, Alexander Jenna and Emily; brother, Joseph (Betty); sister, Phyllis (Cal) Dickenson; sister-in-law, Katie Johnson; along with several nieces and nephews. It was Edward's request that there be no prior calling hours. A private Funeral Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care Inc., 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; or the Falck Cancer Center, c/o Arnot Ogden Hospital Foundation, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905.
KEHOE Neal H.
Retired Funeral Director
Formerly of Elmira Heights, NY died on Monday afternoon, May 14, 2007, with his loving sisters by his side at his home in Englewood, FL where he had been residing at the age of 80. Neal was born in Elmira Heights on July 3, 1926, son of Harold & Velma Sautter Kehoe. Surviving is his loving family, son, James Kehoe, Ft. Myers, FL; daughter, Deborah (Dennis) Reed, Powhatan, VA; brother, John (Joan) Kehoe, Gulf Cove, FL; sisters Alyene Jenkins, Wellsburg; Marilyn Rathbun, NC; grandchildren Tracy and Megan Reed; brothers-in-law, Ron Yanney and Bruce Yanney both of the Towanda, PA area; several nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to his parents, Neal was predeceased by his first wife Betty Yanney Kehoe in 1985 and his second wife Emma Kehoe in 1994; brothers-in-laws Richard "Dick" Jenkins and George Rathbun. In serving his county Neal was a U.S. Marine during World War II. Neal attended mortuary school in Philadelphia, PA. He was well known in the Endicott and surrounding communities by the many families he faithfully served with the highest degree of compassion while he was a partner at the Allen Memorial Home where he was a funeral director for many years. Neal enjoyed the sport of fishing, traveling, spending his winters in Florida after his retirement and quality time with his family. He was active in his community as a member of the Lyons Club, Odd Fellows and the Masons in Endicott and Elmira and an active Kiwanian in Vestal and Southport. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday, July 20, 2007 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m. Graveside services will take place Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott, NY. Memorials may be directed to Englewood Hospice.
Daily Review on 7/22/2007
William T. Kinney, 77, of Wyalusing, Pa., died Friday, July 20, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, after a trying illness. He was born on March 27, 1930, a son of the late Frank and Catherine (Dalton) Kinney. On Nov. 26, 1955, he married Eleanor (Platt) Kinney at St. Mary's Church in Wyalusing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Kinney; brothers Paul and James Kinney; and sister, Mary Werts. William was a member of St. Mary's Assumption of Wyalusing, American Legion Post 534 of Wyalusing, the Rainbow Club, the Towanda Gun Club, and The Knights of Columbus in Towanda. William and wife Eleanor were owners of Platt's Shoe Store in Wyalusing, and would be celebrating 51 years of marriage this November. He was known to have helped many get back on their feet with shoe repair and new soles. While he had the hot spot in Wyalusing, you could stand in the window at Platt's and see and hear the town's goings-on. A pastime of his was running the wood splitter with his nieces and nephews while helping in the garage. William also enjoyed spending summer days and evenings sitting on the front porch watching traffic (cattle trucks), and visiting with passing people. He is survived by his son, William R. Kinney, and special friend Marcea Evans; granddaughter, J-lynd Sherman; brother, Frank Kinney and wife June; sister-in-law Marge Kinney; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be made known at a further date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyalusing Public Library, P.O. Box 98, 202 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. 18853, or to a charity of one's choice in memory of William T. Kinney.
KJELLEN GLADYS M ALBERT
Gladys M.- Age 67, Spencer, died Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Corning, NY, September 15, 1939, the daughter of Raymond Brewster and Hildur Kjellen. Gladys is survived by a stepmother, Mary Brewster, Elmira; three stepsons, Ronald (Pam) Albert, Oregon, Jeffrey (Janice) Albert, Portland, Oregon, Dennis (Karen) Albert, Landrum, SC; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, June Colandro, Spencer, Julie (Bill) McAlinn, Elmira; two brothers, Allen (Susan) Brewster, Elmira, John (Joann) Brewster, Elmira; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald J. Albert; and son, Scott Albert. Gladys retired after 25 years with the Reconstruction Home in Ithaca. She enjoyed the senior citizens bowling league in Waverly. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 13, 2007, at 3 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, with Pastor Steve Barrows officiating. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Spencer Emergency Squad, PO Box 22, Spencer, NY 14883. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/10/2007.
KUCERA MARY K. "MARIE" VASICEK
Mary K. "Marie"- Of Horseheads, NY, died Friday evening, July 6, 2007, at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late John and Josephine Raz Kucera. Marie retired with 32 years of service with the NYS Dept. of Labor Unemployment Division. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, a member of the Czechoslovak Society of America, the Czechoslovak Moravan Klub of Endicott, NY, and the Lodge Premysl Otakar of Newfield, NY. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Jerry Vasicek, who celebrated their anniversary on June 8, 2007; son, Jerry (Karen) Vasicek of Elmria, NY; daughter, Nadine Vasicek of Endicott, NY; grandchildren, Kristine (Matt) Vasicek of Millerton, PA, Kari of Towson, MD, and Brian (Kacie) of Elmira, NY; and several cousins, many friends; and her dog, Pepi. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, on Monday, July 9, 2007, from 3-7 p.m. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at 9:15 a.m. at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads, NY. Interment will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY. The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff of the ICU for Mary's care.
LAPP Dr. Josef C. (JC)
Age 50, of Cheese Factory Road in Corning, NY, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center in Elmira, NY. JC was born in Buffalo, NY, on August 10, 1956 to Dr. Milton and Margret (Munzesheimer) Lapp. JC was graduated from Phillips Andover Academy, University of Rochester, Alfred University, and attended Cornell Ag. School. He was one of Corning's leading researchers in display glass and was Senior Development Associate with Corning Display Technologies. JC was the co-inventor of Corning's Code 1737 and EAGLE 2000 (R) substrate glasses. He had been a frequent spokesman for Corning Display Technologies and was a very enthusiastic individual who had a passion for glass. Over his career he earned 26 patents and authored and co-authored many technical publications. He loved to work on his family's farm, working with sheep, cows, and making hay. He enjoyed fishing in his pond, playing golf, and spending time with his family. He is survived by loving wife, Connie; parents, Dr. Milton and Margret Lapp of Corning; three sisters, Susan (Jim) Phelps of Burke, VA, Gretchen (Arthur) Hamlin of Skaneateles, NY, and Dr. Julia Lapp of Ithaca, NY; five nieces, two nephews; his father-in-law, Harry Alvey of Pharr, TX; a sister-in-law, Merry (Dean) Covington of Batesville, AR; several aunts and uncles, including Chauncey (Diane) Lapp of The Villages, FL, and Lucretia Meister of Mount Dora, FL; and several cousins. A Memorial Celebration of his life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Corning on Friday, May 4, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Glenn Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning. Memorials may be directed in JC's name to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905; Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; or to the First Presbyterian Church of Corning, 1 E. First Street, Corning, NY 14830-2620.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/29/2007.
Age 72, of Burdett, NY, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at home. He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughters, Karen Juckett and Gwen; sisters, Kay Bank and Velma Hoffman; grandchildren, Anette, John, Kristen, and George; and his pets, Smitty, Wessie, Puds, Junior, Winkie, Blinkie and Noodie. The family will receive friends this Saturday, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. A memorial service will immediately follow at 12 noon; Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon will officiate. Grant and his wife enjoyed dancing with the Southern Tier and Aragon Ballroom Dance Clubs. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to Falck Cancer Center or Southern Tier Hospice.
LUER John W.
Age 49, of Wellsboro, PA, died July 16, 2007 at his home. He was the loving husband and soul mate of Cherryl Luer whom he married February 3, 1979. John was born September 17, 1957 in Walnut Creek, California, the son of the late Henry W. and Lois K. Luer. He had been a Police Officer for eleven years for the King County, Washington Police Department, and a Pennsylvania Forest Ranger for seven years for DCNR of Coudersport, PA. John was a Veteran serving in the Coast Guard and member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Wellsboro. He also created Thumptown.com with his son, Jacob. He was an avid genealogist and has joined the ranks of the Luer, Markus and Haberle families and the many descendants of Anthony Sizer. Surviving are his wife of twenty-eight years, Cherryl; son, Jacob B. Luer, San Francisco, CA; daughters, Sarah A. Luer and Kristen N. Luer, both of Wellsboro; brother, David A. Luer, Sacramento, CA; sister, Jean (Fred) Paxton, El Sobrante, CA; many delightful nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA on Thursday, July 19, 2007, from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck officiating. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer, P.O. Box 250, Ribera, New Mexico 87560, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.
MANGUS AGNES L. SHOEMAKER
Agnes L - Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Agnes was born in Sheffield, PA on April 20, 1922, daughter of the late Emil and Eva (Myers) Mangus. Survivors include her husband, Donald Shoemaker; daughter, Shirley (Burton) Smith; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Agnes's wishes were that there would be no services held for her.
McGOVERN Andrew M.
Age 88, died at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY, on June 30, 2007. Born on December 20, 1918 in West Union, WV, Andrew was the youngest son of Dr. Andrew McGovern M.D. and Alice Gerkin McGovern. Following graduation from West Union High School in 1936 and Notre Dame University in 1941, he accepted a position with the Ithaca Gun Company in Ithaca, NY. On November 24, 1943 Andrew married Jule Conboy of Friendsville, PA, in St. Patrick's Church, Irish Hill, PA. In 1946 Andrew entered the US Army, serving in Japan until the time of his honorable discharge in 1947. After returning home, he was employed by Graflex in Rochester, NY, where he retired from the purchasing department in 1982. After retirement, Andrew and Jule relocated to Pine City, NY, where he was a communicant of St. Peter's and Paul's Church in Elmira, NY. He enjoyed stamp collecting, antiques, and was very proud of his Irish heritage. Andrew was a generous supporter of his alma mater, Notre Dame University. Andrew is survived by a niece, Mary Alice McGovern of Spokane, WA. In addition to his parents, Andrew was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Jule, who died on June 13, 2007; his infant son, Andrew; and his brothers, Hugh and Henry. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2007, at St. Patrick's Church, Irish Hill, PA, with Father Cas Stanis officiating. Prayers of committal will immediately follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Andrew's memory may be directed to St. Patrick's Cemetery Association, Box 50, Friendsville, PA 18818. A special thank you to Elcor Health Services for their excellent care of Andrew. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg, NY.
MURRAY - Robert W. "Bob" Murray, 62, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died on Monday, July 16, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor. Family and friends are welcome to call from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The memorial service to honor Bob's life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Bob was born on Sept. 30, 1944, in Troy, Pa. He was the son of the late Francis H. and Aileene (Allen) Murray. Bob was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1962. He was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church. Bob was a farmer, and was a past board member of the Pennsylvania DHIA. Bowling was Bob's passion; he bowled in the Pennsylvania state tournament for more than 15 years and had been inducted into the Troy, Pa., Bowling Hall of Fame. Bob is survived by his two brothers, Donald Allen (Irene) Murray of Columbia Cross Roads and Thomas Glenn Murray of Mainesburg, Pa.; his sister, Gayle (Murray) Kershner of Towanda, Pa.; his nieces and nephews, Dale (Deonna) Kershner, Troy Murray, Douglas (Valerie) Murray, Ryan (Sarah) Kershner, Susan (Greg) Moody, Jason Murray, Christopher Murray, and Steven (Sarah) Murray; and his great-nieces and great-nephews, Trey Murray, Abigail Murray, Madelyn Murray, Andrew Murray, Katelyn Murray, Dakota Kershner, Darra Kershner, Cody Kershner, Brittany Gilbert, Dylan Gilbert, Patrick Schon, Morgan Moody and Haven Murray. His parents and his brother-in-law, George "Hoppi" Kershner, preceded Bob in death. Contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the charity of one's own choosing. Published in the Daily Review on 7/18/2007.
NANCE Steven Paul
Born July 13, 1961, died July 8, 2007. Steven was a retired Chief Petty Officer, HTC DV/SW, U.S. Navy. He was Facility Manager of the United States Special Operations Command Parachute Training and Testing Facility in Marana, Arizona. Steven spent his childhood in Pennsylvania until enlisting in the U.S. Navy and proceeded to serve a stellar career for 21 years. His accomplishments include 2nd class diver, 1st class diver, saturation diver and military freefall jumper. Upon retirement, Steven moved to Arizona to assume a civilian job continuing his love of the military. He was an amazing individual who could illuminate the room with his presence and once you were fortunate enough to have crossed his path, you were touched with a joyous and wondrous love. To say he will be greatly missed is an understatement. His devotion to his friends and family knew no boundaries and we will miss him every single day of our lives. Steven will be remembered for his love, humor, charm, intellect, devotion, passion, honor, friendship, candor, strength and compassion to all who knew him. Steven is survived by his wife, Ann (Roth) Nance; children, Shane Ryan Nance, Chelsey Nance and Derek Nance; mother, Mabelle Nance; brothers, George, Bruce II and Kenneth; sister, Patricia Nance Oakes; and dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; and great aunt, Freda. He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce "Nick" Nance in 2005; and his brother, Vincent in 1972. Family and friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, Wednesday, July 18th, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., with funeral services being held at 8 p.m. with Rev. Raymond Forsythe officiating. Family and friends are also invited to the home of Bruce and Mary Nance II, 49 Bullock Rd., Mansfield, during the day Wednesday, and for a reception following the funeral service. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/16/2007.
PACE Edna (Bomi) J. SLUSSER
Age 89, formerly of Horseheads, died Thursday, July 5, 2007, with her family by her side at Fred Harriett & Taylor Health Center, Bath, NY. The family will receive friends at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Monday from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home; and burial at Montour Cemetery. The love she had for her family and life in general were immeasurable. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Aside from Edna's family, she enjoyed painting, dancing, fencing and holding her Yorkie lap dog and friend, Dolly. She leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and David Lee; Edna's granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Nora and David Deming; her grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Steve and Jill Lee. It will be a tremendous loss to her great-grandchildren, David C. Deming, Stephanie L. Lee, and Samantha E. Lee, for Bomi will not be able to grow up with them. Edna also leaves behind her beloved brother and sister-in-law, George and Jenny Pace, who reside in Ohio. She was a classy lady with a zest for life. Her memories will live on with those that are dear to her. She will sincerely be missed.
PARKER FRANCES KOHBERGER
Frances P. - Age 93, died peacefully at Cortland Care Center on April 3, 2007. She resided in Tully, NY and summered at the family cottage on Kayutah Lake in Alpine, NY. Born February 22, 1914, Frances was the oldest daughter of B. Frank and Leona Tallmadge Parker of Ithaca, NY. She graduated from high school in Ithaca and then went on to graduate from Cornell University with a degree in Geology. An accomplished pianist, she was accepted at the Juilliard School of Music but chose instead to go to work for the Ithaca Gun Company during and after the war years. She later worked at Cornell University, where she retired at the age of 70. Frances was a past president of Beta Sigma Phi in Cortland, NY, at the same time that her sister Eleanor was president of the Ithaca chapter. She was an avid reader and loved bird watching, plants and flowers. Frances was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Thomas Donnelly of Ithaca; best friend and sister-in-law, Charlotta McConaghie of Elmira, NY; and great-granddaughter, Victoria Faith Bartlett. Two sons survive Frances, Frederick W. III (Barb) and Thomas F. (Michelle) Kohberger of Tully, NY; a daughter, Margaret L. Springer (Kyle Brown) of Chemung, NY; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three nieces. Private services will be held at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Odessa, NY, at 10:30 a.m. with graveside services to follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa, NY, on Friday, April 6, at 11:45 a.m. Contributions may be made to Cortland Care Center's Residence Fund, 193 Clinton Ave., Cortland, NY 13045.
RANGER Andrew J.P.
Age 38, of Elmira, NY, died July 9, 2007. He was born December 26, 1968 in Orange, California. His family moved back to Elmira, where Andrew grew up. Andrew married Deborah Shelton (MO). They have a son, Joshua Ranger (5) and a daughter, Zada Ranger (1). He was a devoted husband and father. Andrew became an attorney in 2002 and worked in healthcare. Andrew is also survived by his father, Robert Ranger; mother, Frances Doty; brothers, Kenneth Ranger and Rob Doty; and a sister, Nicole Newpower. His Memorial Service will be August 4, 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul Church, 161 High Street, with a Celebration of Life at the Parish Center following his Mass. Memorial donations for Lung Cancer Research can be made, checks payable to: Washington University Thoracic Oncology Research. Address: Washington University, Division of Oncology, Box 8007, Attn. Robert Barczewski, 660 South Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63110.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/22/2007.
Wellsboro Gazette - February 27, 1902
--Mrs. Ann Doolittle, a former resident of Middlebury, died on the 17th instant at her home in Orilla, Ontario, Canada. She was 72 years of age and was a sister of Mrs. Lorency White and Mrs. Mary Hymes of Crooked Creek.
Wellsboro Gazette - July 2, 1896
One day last week Mrs. Lurency White and Mrs. Mary Hymes received a message announcing the death of their brother, Marias Reddington, at Toronto, Canada. He was about 78 years of age and was formerly of this place.
REESE JOHN E.
Wellsboro Agitator – November 24, 1909
County Auditor, John E. Reese, aged about 58 years, of Mansfield, died last Wednesday morning at the Cottage State Hospital in Blossburg, as a result of severe burns sustained on Oct. 9, while at work in the hardware store of Strait & Retan, in which he was employed as a clerk. In drawing machine oil from a barrel in the cellar, some of the liquid splashed on a lamp and upon Mr. Reese’s cloths, the lamp setting fire to the oil. He was severely burned about the legs and arms. Deceased is survived by his wife, the former Miss Anna Farrer, one son, Leon, Assistant Superintendent of the Tuna Glass Works, Clarksburg, West Virginia, one daughter, Miss Eva Reese, a student at the Ithaca Conservatory of Music and one brother, ex-County Commissioner T. M. Reese of Charleston. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon at l o’clock; burial in Mansfield.
Michael Edward Age 36, of New Jersey, died Friday, March 30, 2007. Mike was born December 9, 1970, in Elmira. He is survived by long time companion, Tina Ulrich of New Jersey; mother and step-father, Cindy and Walter Fisher of Lawrenceville, PA and grandfather Cassius Preston of Lawrenceville. Father and step-mother, Allen L. and Suzanne Rice of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald A. and Stacy Rice of Lawrenceville, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Buffy M. and Dan Jacobs of Conroe, TX. Step-sisters and step-brothers, Mike Matuszak, Tim and Marilyn Matuszak, Cindy and Rich Sullivan, Marty Fisher, Kevin and Jennifer Fisher, Laurinda and Terry Roloson. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mike was an avid New York Giants fan! Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held following calling hours at 7:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made toward funeral expenses to either Al Rice, Box 633, Horseheads NY 14845 or Cindy Fisher, 11336 State Line Road, Lawrenceville PA 16929.
Wellsboro Agitator – February 8, 1911
MRS. PEPPER'S SUDDEN.DEATH,
Prominent Club Woman in Washington Known in Wellsboro.
Mrs. Charles M. Pepper died of heart disease in a Fourteenth street car, in Washington. D. C., last Thursday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Pepper had been dining at the home of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus M. Jones, and were on their way home at about 12:30 o'clock. When within a short distance of their home, Mr. Pepper discovered that his wife, who had been silent for some time, had fallen forward in her seat. Dr. Charles L. Bliss, who was hastily summoned, pronounced her dead. The body was then hastily taken to the home, 2211 Thirteenth street northwest, in an automobile. Mrs. Pepper was one of the most prominent club women in the United States and was president of the District Federation of Women's Clubs of America. She was closely connected with several charitable organizations of the city. For twenty-five years Mrs. Pepper had been a resident of Washington, going there from Detroit, Mich., where she was a prominent social leader. She married Charles M. Pepper, at present a member of the Canadian reciprocity commission, and shortly afterward went to Washington. Besides being a member of nearly every woman's club in the city, Mrs. Pepper was also vice president of the Pennsylvania Society and one of the organization's founders. Out of respect to Mrs. Pepper, it has been decided by the society to postpone their meeting which was to be held Saturday night. Miss Nora Pepper, the twenty year old daughter, is in a serious condition from the prostration she suffered at tne news of her mother’s sudden death.The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon, in St. Margaret’s church. Mrs. Pepper was born in Rutland township, this county. She was a sister of the late Dr. Frank H. Rose, of Wellsboro, and she was a cousin of Mrs. A. C. Cole, of Tioga, and Mr. Jerome B. Potter, of Washington, D.C. Mrs. Kittie Rose Pepper, as she liked to be called, was the youngest daughter of Dr. Joel Rose and Elvira M. Stevens, of Middlebury. Her grandparents were pioneers in this county and their children, ten on each side, actively assisted in the development of this region. Mrs. Pepper had seen much of the world in traveling with her husband. She was a brilliant woman.
Wyalusing Rocket July 19, 2007
Donna Lynn Sayman Griswold died on July 14, 2007 after a long, hard battle with cancer. She was a very courageous and brave woman, who never gave up until the end. She was born on Nov. 20, 1956, the daughter of Agnes Casselbury and the late Roy Sayman. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother of three, grandmother of ten and an aunt to many. Her hobbies were collecting angels, collecting and watching horror movies, ghost and angel movies. A nature woman, she loved taking long walks and all animals, especially her dogs and cats. She loved to play games. Her favorites were Yahtzee and Canasta. Donna is survived by her mother, Agnes Ruth Sayman of Wyalusing; husband, Robert Griswold of Binghamton, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Emmy Joe and Mike Griswold of Dushore; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jason Allen and Dawn Griswold and Robert Roy and Heather Griswold; 10 grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Beavers of Windsor, NY, Linda Davis and husband, Robert of Kirkwood, NY and Cindy Ryan and husband, Pete of Beaver Meadows; sisters-in-law, Mary Sayman Wayman and Dale Sayman Mills. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Edward Sayman; brothers, Edward Roy Sayman and Lynn Edward Sayman. Donna’s whole life revolved around her family. She was a good and loving mother to her children. All who knew and loved her will deeply miss her and her smile. She was a compassionate woman who always put others first. Services were held on Wednesday, July 18 at Binghamton, with burial in Ninevah, NY. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
SEAMANS Gordon Perry
Age 63, formerly of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, died April 22, 2007 at his home in Thailand. Gordon was born August 13, 1943 in Huntington Park, California, the son of Winifred Hunt Seamans and the late Perry Eli Seamans. Gordon was a graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, Class of 1961, and Lock Haven State College, Class of 1965. He made his home in Thailand, a country he loved, after his retirement from Koret of California. Surviving are his mother, Winifred H. Seamans of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania; his daughter, Krista (Robert) Archibald; and grandsons, Gregory and Andrew of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; his brothers, Lloyd H. (Janice) Seamans of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Harold C. Seamans of Gaines, Pennsylvania; his sister, Nancy I. (Bruce) Fowler of Montoursville, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his father, Perry E. Seamans, in November 2005. A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family.
SHAFFER KELLEY LYNN CARVER
Kelley Lynn - Age 50, of 14998 State Route 54, Hammondsport, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was born March 17, 1957 in Waverly, NY, the daughter of Paul and Laura Werkheiser Shaffer. Kelley was the owner and operator of the Abundant Grace Bed and Breakfast and Kelley's Korner Antiques in Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Eric J. Carver; son, Joshua Wombles; her parents of Waverly, NY; sister, Teresa Quartararo; brothers, Paul and Wayne Shaffer; and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service, Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Penn Yan Bible Church, 2105 Kimball Rd. Rev. Leo Galletta officiating. Private interment with Military Honors was held in the Bath National Cemetery. The family has requested the courtesy of no flowers. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609, for Breast Cancer Research. Arrangements are with the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport. Everyone is invited to attend a luncheon at the church after the memorial service. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/18/2007.
SMYERS Paul E.
Of Caton Rd., died July 17, 2007. A Memorial Service will be at the Caton United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m. on July 28, 2007.
SNYDER Joseph L.
36, of Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Owego, NY and Tioga, PA, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Wilson Hospital, Johnson City, NY. He was born in Waverly on May 23, 1971, the son of the late Gerald and Danna Snyder. He is survived by two daughters, Brittany and Rebecca Snyder of Pine Valley, NY; and one son, Brandon Cooklin of Elmira, NY; one brother, Anthony Snyder of Caldwell, TX; two sisters, Brenda (Rich) Fazio of Orlando, FL, Jessica Snyder of Endwell, NY; one niece and nephew, Amber and Brett Fazio. Funeral Services were held by Richards Funeral Home, Owego, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/7/2007 - 7/8/2007.
SIPKA Richard J.
Loving Husband and Father
Age 87, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully in the loving care of the 3rd floor staff at Bath Veteran's Nursing Unit on Saturday morning, July 21, 2007. Richard was born on August 12, 1919. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Anna on July 4, 2007. Richard is survived by his daughter, Kathy (Ron) Sayman of Ulster, PA; and grandson, Jason Besley of Elmira Heights, NY. It was Richard's wishes that there be no calling hours. His burial and gravesite committal services will take place at Bath National Cemetery at a date and time to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home.
SULLIVAN Emerson L. "Demmer"
Emerson L. "Demmer" Sullivan died
unexpectedly Monday, July 16, 2007. Born April 3, 1937 to Louisa Vargason and Emerson L. Sullivan (both deceased) in Blossburg, PA. Survived by his loving wife and friend, Kathy Slocum Sullivan; daughters, Tina (Eric) Pearson of Mansfield, and Sherrie (Dale Williams) Husted of Canton; son, Jim (Denise) Bryington of Enola, PA; granddaughters, Jessika, Angela, Carissa, Emma, and Megan; grandsons, Jason (Jessica LaMont) Husted and David Bartlett; great-granddaughter, Ashlynn. Special mention to several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. There are too many to mention by name. He loved each and every one of you. Very special mention to his buddy, Walter Smith. Many thanks for being THERE. Survived by Sheldon Sullivan of Troy, Bernadine (George) Cheeseman of Shunk, Marlene (Bill) Brown of Grover, Geraldine Heinze of Dushore, Alva (George) Sullivan of Allentown and Larry (Linda) Sullivan of Gillette; brother-in-law, Boyd (Tammy) Woodhams. We cannot forget his many extended and "adopted" family members that are too numerous to mention individually, all his great friends. Predeceased by sister, Thelma Barnes; and best friends, Charlie Brown and Ronnie Butler. Demmer was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed good poker games, demolition derbys and many good times. He was a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club and the Arnot Sportman's Club but belonged to many without membership. He served his country in the Army. Demmer retired from Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg after 26 years. Demmer was the "Rock" we all leaned on. Cherish the memories and all the good times. Demmer's cousin, Kenneth Brown of The Church of Christ in Christian Union of Auburn, NY, will officiate at the service. Viewing is Friday from 6-9 p.m. and service is Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, PA. Burial in Barbours Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to The Church of Christ in Christian Union, 25 Lexington Ave., Auburn, NY 13021.
SULLIVAN - "Demmer" Emerson L. Sullivan went to be with our Lord unexpectedly on Monday, July 16, 2007. He was born April 3, 1937, to Louisa Vargason and Emerson L. Sullivan (both deceased) in Blossburg, Pa. He is survived by his loving wife and friend, Kathy Slocum Sullivan; daughters Tina (Eric) Pearson, Mansfield, Sherrie (Dale Williams) Husted, Canton; son, Jim and Denise Bryington of Enola, Pa., granddaughters Jessika, and Angela, Karissa, Emma, and Megan; grandson, Jason (Jessica) LaMont (Husted) and David Bartlett, and great granddaughter Ashlynn. Special mention to his several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews and cousins. There are too many to mention by name. He loved each and every one on you. A very special mention to his buddy, Walter Smith. Many thanks for being there. He is also survived by Sheldon Sullivan of Troy, Bernadine (George) Cheeseman of Shunk, Marlene and Bill Brown of Grover, Geraldine Heinz of Dushore, Alva (George) Sullivan of Allentown; and Larry (Linda) Sullivan of Gillett, and brother-in-law Boyd (Tammy) Woodhams. We cannot forget his many extended and (adopted) family members that are too numerous to mention individually, all his great friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Thelma Barnes and best friends Charlie Brown and Ronnie Butler. Demmer was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed a good poker game, demolition derbies and many good times. He was a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club and Arnot Sportsman's Club; but belonged to many without membership. He served his country in the Army. Deemer retired from Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg after 26 years. Deemer was the "rock" we all leaned on. Cherish the memories and all the good times. Deemer's cousin, Kenneth Brown of the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Auburn, N.Y., will officiate at the service. Viewing is Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and services Saturday at 11 a.m. at Moorse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. Burial will be in Barbours Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of Christ in Christian Union, 25 Lexington Ave., Auburn, N.Y., 13021. Published in the Daily Review on 7/19/2007.
Herald-Argus - LaPorte, IN - June 12, 2007
June Schmidt 1921-2007
Mrs. June Thrasher Schmidt, 86, of LaPorte, died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at 11:30 p.m. at Fountainview Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LaPorte.
She was born May 15, 1921, in Athens, Pa., to George and Clara (Noss) Thrasher. Mrs. Schmidt was a homemaker and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the church’s Circle 7, and Jolly Janes Home Extension Club. She had been a 4-H leader for 10 years. She loved working in her flower garden and had collected every conceivable color of irises. On Oct. 25, 1947, in Baltimore, Md., she married Robert W. Schmidt, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Arlene (John) Schrader of Bloomington; one son, Ivy (Patricia) of LaPorte; five grandchildren, Tom Schmidt, Dawn Schmidt-Wiseman, and Jacob, Christopher and Abigale Schrader; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Thelma Sutton of Wayne, N.Y., and Bette Murray of Edmond, Okla. Her parents, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.A memorial service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, LaPorte, with Rev. Ronald Brauer officiating. Friends may call at the church Friday from 10 a.m. until the service. Cremation will take place with burial of ashes at Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte. Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church General Fund, 111 Kingsbury Ave., LaPorte, IN 46350; American Cancer Society, 601 W. Edison St., Mishawaka, IN 46545; or American Diabetes Association, 7363 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46201.
VanTASSEL Danny C
Age 56 of Chemung, NY died Monday May 7, 2007. Danny was very well loved by his family and many friends. He grew up in Waterloo, NY where he was born on January 8, 1951 son of Carl D. & Alice Norcott Van Tassel. He married Jane Schendel on July 18, 1970 in Waterloo. His many interest included hunting, Pike fishing, boating. Danny served two years in the United States Air Force. He was employed by the Labor Union # 1358 in Elmira Heights for many years and worked in highway construction. After moving to Chemung he raised and took care of his loving family who survive, his wife and companion of 36 years, Jane Van Tassel, along with their children, Sheila Perry, Cheming, NY; Valerie Van Tassel, Deltona, FL; Shawn (Angela) Van Tassel, New Freedom, PA; Danny's mother, Alice Van Tassel, Waterloo, NY; a sister, Gloria (Derek) Scott, Limestone, TN; three brothers, Kirk Van Tassel, Chemung, NY; Marvin (Linda) Van Tassel, Santa Rosa Beach, FL; Kenny Van Tassel, Ft. Myers, FL; grandchildren, Alicia and Kayla Perry, Kylie and Jack Van Tassel; an aunt and uncle, Kenny (Lori) Norcott, Waterloo, NY; several nieces, nephews and many family friends especially Jim & Janelle Decker. Danny was a good husband, a good father and a hard working man who will be missed by many. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, May 10, 2007 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood's Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Bill Vallet officiating followed by full military honors in the Gardens. Committal services will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, Waterloo, NY at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.
WEXELL Arthur I.
Age 96, formerly of Cutler Avenue in Corning, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Beloved husband of the late Eva Bachman Wexell, and survived by his son, Gene (Leah) Wexell; and a daughter, Priscilla (Clifton) Smith. He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Robert; brother, Harold Wexell; and a sister, Hedwig Wexell. Art was cherished by his seven grandchildren, Dora Wexell, Juli Wexell, Don Wexell, Greg (Carol) Smith, Cathy (Chris) Fortier, Beth (Jim) Clements, Gene (Anne Marie) Smith; and adored by his fifteen great-grandchildren. He taught his family to love all aspects of life. His motto, "this is living", describes his positive, grateful outlook on life. He will continue to inspire his loved ones and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Art actively worked for Corning Glass Works for 46 years, and was one of the first recipients of the Senior Associate Award. He was very proud to receive the award for 75 years of service in 2002. Calling hours will be Thursday, July 19th, from 1-3 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Judy White officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in honor of Art's great-granddaughter, Grace Clements, to Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association, 1151 Freeport Road, #243, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/17/2007.
WILLARD JOHN E
Union-Sun - January 29 1912
Civil War Veteran Died Suddenly
Harness Dealer John E Willard Stricken at Gasport- former Lockportian
John E.Willard for the past 16 years a harness dealer of Gasport, died suddenly of heart disease in his shop Saturday afternoon about 2:30. The deceased was born in Lockport July 11,1840, and had lived in this city until he removed to Gasport. He served throughout the Civil War in the 151st regiment, N.Y.V. Mr. Willard is survived by his wife, five sisters, Mrs.Daniel Shaft, and Mrs. Chas.E.Todd of this city, Mrs Chas.E.Barnes of Elmira, Mrs.Henry Goodman of Toronto, and Mrs. George Riggs of Rochester; also one brother, Henry, of this city. The funeral will be held at his late home in Gasport on Tuesday afternoon on the arrival of the B.L. and R. car leaving Lockport at 1:30, and half hour later from the Congregational church, the Rev.J.R.Richards officiating.
WILTSIE Ronald L.
Age 64, of Elmira, died May 3, 2007 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by wife, Lois; stepsons, Thomas (Amey) Myers, N. Owell, PA, Keith (Heather) Myers, Tunkhannock, PA; six step-grandchildren; brothers, Holis Wiltsie of North Chemung, Jack (Jean) Wiltsie, Earlville, NY, Kenny Wiltsie of Colorado; sister, Tillie Trault, Latham, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ronald was retired from Purolator Products. At his request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.
WOYAK Donald T.
Age 73, of Orlando, FL, died on June 21, 2007 after a courageous battle against cancer. Don worked with Fawn Beverages in Elmira Heights for 40 years before moving to central Florida. Survivors include his wife, Pat; and mother, Marie in Orlando; his sister, Celeste (Mario) Toffolo of Horseheads; and his sister, Loni Friddle of Georgetown, KY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/11/2007.
Ronald B. Age 68, of Middlebury Center, PA, died March 31, 2007 after a lengthy illness. A private Memorial Service will be held at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA.
? CLARK Louise S.
Age 87, of 302 E. Main St., Elkland, PA, died July 3, 2007. Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assn.
? GOULD Helen S.
Residing in the Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 297 North Ballston Ave., Scotia, NY, died peacefully on July 12 at the Center. She was born in Norwalk, Ohio on May 9, 1908 and attended school there where she played both the violin and basketball. She attended Antioch College where she met and married her husband George. She lived for many years in Niagara Falls, NY where she was active in Mothers Club and the Council of Mothers' Clubs. She also lived for many years in Elmira, NY where she was active in the Sports Car Club of America and she served on the Board of the North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty-six years, George C. Gould Jr., who died in 1985, and her younger son, Thomas A. Gould, who died in 1998. She is survived by her oldest son, George C. Gould III; four grandsons and four great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 16 at 1:00 p.m. at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY and she will be interred in the family plot at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY. The family requests donations be made in Helen's memory to North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 in lieu of flowers.
? GRADY ReBecca R.
Age 52, of Gillett, PA, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, very unexpectedly. She is survived by her loving husband, John; son, Nicky VanAlstine; daughter, Christy VanAlstine; mother-in-law, Rebecca J. Grady of Watkins Glen; sisters-in-law, Julie Lederman of Watkins Glen, and Michelle Fiore of Erin; brother-in-law, Jim Grady of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Private services will take place at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/22/2007.
? GREEN Dorothy
Died at Broadacres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on July 3, 2007. Dorothy is survived by her son, Fred; daughter-in-law, Eva; and granddaughter, Erica. In honor of Dorothy's request, no funeral service will be held. Memorials in Dorothy's name may be sent to the Elkland Library. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.
? HOLT VIRGINIA – Virginia Holt Tribute by Barbara Critcher
Virginia Holt died on Friday, Dec. 22, 2006. I was privileged to have met her when I was new to Tioga and began representing my church as a volunteer for the Tioga Community Food Bank, of which she was president. Working with Ginny I was able to see that she was very involved with her church and often put the needs of others before her own in many areas of volunteer service. Ginny took her work very seriously, teaching me how the food bank should be run, and everything by the book. To this day., everything in the pantry is the way she always kept it until she had to resign a few years ago due to her health. Ginny was and still is thought very highly of in Tioga and in the surrounding area for all her selfless work. Many families and individuals have been helped through her care of the community. If you know someone who has ever had need of food in the past or finds the need for food in the future, you can thank the Lord for giving us a servant like Virginia Holt who kept the Tioga Community Food Bank going these many years. Thanks to her teaching others the importance of dedication to such a service, it is going stronger than ever. Thank you, Ginny, for all you did to make life better for many. We owe you a debt of gratitude and we miss you. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 Jan. 2007
? SMYTH Mary C.
Age 86, of Troy, PA, died Friday, February 23, 2007. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 12, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, West Main St., Troy, PA. A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at 2 p.m. at the church. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcand crematory.com