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.
BURKET, Kevin M.
Age 43, of Arlington, VA, and formerly of Horseheads, NY, died at home on Saturday, September 1, 2007, after a brief battle with cancer. Kevin is the son of Kenneth and Sharon Burket of Horseheads, NY. His mother died on Sunday, September 2, 2007, after her own battle with cancer. Kevin is survived by his father; sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and David Brosnahan, with their children, Erin, Ryan and Sean, all of Davie, FL; and grandmother, Marjorie Walker of Lewisburg, PA. Kevin benefited from the loving support of many friends during his time of need. For that, Kevin and his family will be eternally grateful. Kevin had a long career with the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He was previously the Director of Correspondence for Congressman Amory Houghton. Kevin graduated from SUNY Oswego with a degree in Political Science, during which time he earned an internship at the Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University. Kevin remained active in the Fund for many years, serving as the founding President of the Washington, D.C. chapter. He received the Alumni Service Award in 2006 and was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Regents. Kevin also attended Corning Community College, where he was the editor of the college newspaper. Family and friends are invited to a joint Memorial Service for Kevin and Sharon on Friday, September 7, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1054 W. Clinton Street. Donations in Kevin's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home, Elmira NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/4/2007.
CHABOREK - Constance Taggart of Muncy died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at the Muncy Valley Hospital. Born in Blossburg, she was a daughter of John and Victoria (Kerchinski) Chaborek. Her husband of 56 years, Grantham I. (Sonny) Taggart, died Aug. 25, 1995. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy, and the Kiwanis Club of Muncy Area. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Edward Hannan of Muncy; two grandchildren, Suzanne Hannan of Muncy and Jessica Lalli of Williamsport; one sister, Martha Sobocinski of Blossburg; and one brother, John Robert Chaborek of Painted Post, New York. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Suzanne Taggart; one sister, Marian Skolney; and three brothers, Chester Chaborek, Charles Chaborek and Jeff Chaborek. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 10, at Church of the Resurrection, Muncy, with her pastor, the Rev. Glenn McCreary, officiating. Burial was in Muncy Cemetery. Memorial contributions be made to Sunnybrook Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, 426 State Farm Road, Montgomery, PA 17752. The Luminary, Muncy, PA; 12 Sept. 2007
CHASE Jonathan M. "Squeak"
Age 27, of Corning, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 25, 2007, in Richmond, Virginia. He was born on February 22, 1980 in Elmira, the first born son of Ricky Loring Chase and Jan Ordway Ettenberger. Jonathan loved to be outdoors, especially on his great-grandpa Chase's evergreen tree farm. As a youngster, he worked among the trees and fished in that pond. He loved hunting, fishing, and building things. He was skilled at carpentry and sheet rocking. He was also famous for his venison stew. Jonathan had an engaging smile and quite a sense of humor. He is survived by his daughter, Kaitlan Elizabeth Chase of Painted Post; brother, Jessi Chase of Richmond, VA; sisters, Kelly Chase of Corning, and Kari Chase of Myrtle Beach, SC; brother, Jordan Ettenberger of Horseheads; maternal grandmother, Maxine Ordway of Horseheads; paternal grandmother, Gloria (Ed) Waner of Butler, Kentucky; aunts, Kathy (Rick) Van Zile and Joy (Mark) Waters; Ordway uncles, Lance (Brenda), Mark (Helen), Scott (Kathy) and Brent (Jeannine); and 23 first cousins. Other important people in his life were: Carol Allen, Betty Chase, Jane and Stacie Cook, Walter Ettenberger, Jessica Jones, Mark and Cathy Jones, John Randall, and his best friends, Chris, Michelle, and Chad. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., on Thursday, August 30, 2007, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home following calling hours at 7:00 p.m. The family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations toward the well being and education of Jonathan's daughter, Kaitlan. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/27/2007 - 8/29/2007.
CHURCHILL DAVID CORDON
David C. Churchill, a veteran soldier widely known in this section of the country, died at his parental home in Pennsylvania, April 17th, 1905, at the age of sixty-five years. His body was returned here and interred in the Marion cemetery Thursday beside his wife who died Feb. 8th, 1903. Rev. Pipher preached the funeral sermon. Since the death of his wife, David has been back and forth between Pennsylvania and Wisconsin several times, and in February had made up his mind to return here for the summer, when he was taken ill with a complication of diseases which ended his life as above stated. He has resided in and near Marion since 1872. Mr. Churchill was a great lover of the horse and was an expert trainer and pharmacist. His only son L.D. Churchill is a prosperous farmer, his property being in Dupont. (Marion Advertiser 4-21-1905)
CHURCHILL DAVID CORDON
Wellsboro Agitator - April 26, 1905
Knoxville, R.F.D. No. 2, April 22 - David Churchill, of Marion, Wisconsin, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. R. Burley, on Sunday evening. His funeral was held at the house on Tuesday. E. K. Burley, a nephew of the deceased, accompanied the remains to Marion.
CHUBBUCK Gerald Henry
Age 88, of Towanda, PA, died August 29, 2007 at the Samaritan House. Arrangements are by Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., PA.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/31/2007.
COMFORT BETTY BONNING
Betty, Age 78, of Waverly, died at home surrounded by her loving family on August 28th, 2007. Betty was born in Elmira, NY on November 17, 1928, the daughter of the late Robert and Frances Comfort. She was a lifelong resident of Waverly and a member of St James Blessed Trinity Parrish, where she was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, as well as a CCD teacher and a member of the choir. Betty was also a member of the Red Hat Society, Valley Chapter, and the Elizabeth Square Senior Citizens. She loved traveling, gardening and crocheting. Betty is predeceased by her parents; and a brother, Donald Comfort; and three brothers-in-law. She is survived by her loving husband, Arthur Bonning Jr., with whom she just celebrated her 50th anniversary with on August 27, 2007. Betty is also survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Steve (Julie) Bonning of Baltimore, MD, Mike (Jane) Bonning of Sayre, PA, Marty Bonning of Waverly, NY, Kevin Bonning of Waverly, NY, Patrick (Bernadette) Bonning of Colorado Springs, CO.; her daughters and sons-in-law, Rita Jo (Jim) Murphy of Rochester, NY, Lisa (Thomas) Gibbons of Constantia, NY; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Luckner Funeral Home on Friday, August 31, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Blessed Trinity Parish at Noon following calling hours. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/29/2007.
Mansfield Man Dies After Auto Rams Bridge
Wellsboro - Harold Cook, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Cook, Mansfield RD 2, died at 8:30 this morning in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, as the result of multiple injuries received in an automobile accident early this morning. Mr. Cook was driving alone on Rt. 549 about a mile south of Roseville when his car crashed a bridge abutment. Dr. Robert S. Sanford of Mansfield was called and in turn notified the Wellsboro Fire Department ambulance, which removed the victim to the hospital. The hospital reported Mr. Cook suffered chest, head, face, neck and internal injuries. The front of Mr. Cook's new, heavy sedan was demolished in the crash.
COUNTRYMAN Paul F.
Age 75, of Big Flats, NY, died after a courageous battle with cancer on Sat., Sept. 8, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Paul was born Sept. 16, 1931 in Wolcott, NY, the son of the late Franklin and Mabel (Fleming) Countryman. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Delores (Haring) Countryman; nieces, Jacqueline (Mark) Meyer of Wolcott, NY, Brenda (Charles) Bush also of Wolcott, NY; several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother, Donald Countryman; and sister, Carolyn Vandewinckle. Paul was retired from Corning Hospital in 1980, where he was their Lab Manager. Throughout his retirement, he was owner and proprietor of Park Spirits in Hammondsport. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving in the Korean War, and also a member of American Legion John P. Eaton Post in Corning, NY, Horseheads Elks B.P.O.E Lodge #2297. Passionate for giving of his time, he was a proud and active member of the Sullivan Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross. Family and friends are invited to attend a service in celebration of his life to take place on Wed., Sept. 12, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads at 11:00 a.m., the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne to officiate. Military Honors to be accorded immediately following the Church Service. Private interment will take place in Coopers Plains Cemetery in Coopers Plains, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Paul with memorials to the American Red Cross, Sullivan Trail Chapter, 911 Stowell St., Elmira, NY 14901.
09/09/01 Binghamton Press
CRAWFORD, M. JOHN of Rome, Pa.
M. John Crawford, 53, of (RR#2, Windham Twp) Rome, Pa. died Friday, September 7, 2001, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born on July 27, 1948 in Endicott, N.Y., a son of the late George and May (Vernon) Crawford. John was a graduate of Owego Free Academy, Class of 1966. For many years, John and his brother, Roger, operated the family dairy farm on Montrose Turnpike. In 1985, John and his wife and children established the Ho-Crawf Holstein Dairy Farm in Windham. He enjoyed watching football and seeing the Yankee's play ball although his greatest enjoyment was being with his family and working on his farm. John is survived by his wife of 19 years, Sandra (Hoag) Crawford, formerly of Hoosick Falls; his four special daughters, Jodi, Jamie, Jenna, and Shelby, all at home; brothers, Frank (Julie) Crawford, Rome, and Roger Crawford, South Owego; sisters, Ina (Shelly) Solliday, Cartersville, Ga., Marion (Joe) Chartrand, Blue Bell, Pa., Merlene Cornett, Kennesaw, Ga., Ann (James) Lambrionos, Apalachin, Linda (James) LeFever, Barton; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. The family will receive their friends on Monday from 10 until noon at the Windham Summit Bible Church. A luncheon and period of fellowship will follow visitation at the church. Funeral services and a celebration of John's life will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Windham Summit Bible Church. Interment will follow in the South Owego Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to a trust fund for John's children at The Community Bank, 41 E. River Rd., Nichols, N.Y. 13812. Arrangements are under the direction of The Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. 13812.
Tioga Girl Killed Thursday
Matie Cummings Victim of Truck Crash Near Nelson
Miss Matie Cummings, aged 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl D. Cummings, of Tioga, was killed Thursday at 12:30 p.m., while riding in a truck operated by Dean Wheeler, of Nelson. Miss Helen Rowley, of Tioga, was also a passenger. The driver and Miss Rowley suffered only slight injuries. Miss Cummings' neck was broken. The accident occurred about a mile west of Lawrenceville, on the Cowanesque river road. The truck was going west loaded with stone. Two wheels on the right side of the truck had traveled about 300 feet on the berm before plunging into a ditch. The truck sheared off an electric light pole, and overturned completely before coming to a stop. Miss Rowley and the driver were taken to the office of Dr. M. R. Long in Lawrenceville, where they received first aid. Coroner William F. White, of Wellsboro, was called to the scene of the accident. Matie Isabelle Cummings was born in Tioga township, August 11, 1921, and had always resided there. She was an active member of the Tioga Baptist church and Sunday School. Besides her parents she is survived by seven brothers: Earl D. and Edward S., of Corning; C. Gurdon, Minor C., Warren G., Floyd G. and Eldon L. Cummings, of Tioga; a half-sister, Mrs. Charles Maston, of Tioga. Funeral services were held Sunday; burial at Tioga.
EASTON Charles "Chuck" M.
Age 59, of 15 Seneca Ave., Saranac Lake, NY, died Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at his home after a long illness. Born in Elmira, New York on October 01, 1947, he was the son of Maxwell and Tressa (Cevette) Easton. Chuck married Bonnie M. Sawyer on August 12, 1983 in Saranac Lake, New York. He is a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War. Chuck retired form the New York State Department of Corrections in 2001 with 27 years of service. He was a member of the VFW, Moose Club, Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club, and the NRA. Chuck attended the Skip Barber Racing School in 93-94. He loved the Adirondacks and loved his time in the outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Easton of Saranac Lake, NY; one son, Marc Easton of Saranac Lake, NY; one brother, David Easton of Painted Post, NY; two sisters, Maxine Schwarzbauer of Elmira, NY and Susan Weigle of Crystal River, FL; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother. A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2007, at the Fortune - Keough Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, with Rev. Mark Demers officiating. Burial will follow at Harrietstown Cemetery in Saranac Lake. Friends wishing to remember Charles "Chuck" Easton may make memorial contributions to High Peaks Hospice or the Victory Junction Gang Camp in care of the funeral home.
EVANS PEGGY A. KEITH
Peggy A. (Evans), 78, of Troy, PA, went to her rest on August 16, 2007 at the Bradford County Manor, where she had been a resident for several months. The memorial service for Peggy will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2007, at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Troy, PA, 121 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA.
FARNHAM Richard L.
76, of Garland, Tx. and formerly of Elmira, N.Y., died on August 28, 2007. Richard was the son of the late James and Cleda Farnham of Elmira Heights, N.Y. He was predeceased by a son, Ricky Farnham of Selma, Al. and by a brother James Farnham Jr. Survivors include his wife Vera of Garland Tx. and daughters Diane (Cass) Prince of Fl., Kathy (Greg) Kimmons and Tricia (Keith) Leckler both of Rochester, N.Y. and son David Farnham of Tx., 6 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Also, survived by sisters: Arlene Aderhold of Lowman, N.Y., Rose (Del) Gilson of S.C. and Pearl Radney of Horseheads and several nieces and nephews. Richard was retired from the Air Force after serving his country for 24 years and then teaching ROTC in the Selma Al. Schools. He was laid to rest at the Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery, Dallas,Tx. with full military honors. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/5/2007
FARR Christopher J.
Age 18 of Horseheads , NY died very unexpectedly on Monday September 10 , 2007. Christopher was born March 27, 1989 in Johnson City, NY the son of Alan D. and Izendra A. Webster Farr. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 2007 and was attending Corning Community College. Chris enjoyed playing soccer and fixing cars. Christopher is survived by his parents Alan D. and Izendra A. Webster Farr; brothers: Alan J. Farr of Massachusetts and Brandon T. Farr of Horseheads, NY; sister: Kimberly M. Farr of Horseheads, NY; paternal grandparents: Donald G. and Margaret A. Farr of Horseheads, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a multitude of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday September 16, 2007 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Christopher's Funeral Services will be held on Monday September 17, 2007 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church 408 South Main Street Horseheads, NY at 4 PM. The Rev. Lauren Hendrick will officiate. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/13/2007.
FITZPATRICK ALICE M
Elmira Girl Killed in Car Crash
Miss Alice M. Fitzpatrick, 22, of Elmira, was killed Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock when the car in which she was riding and driven by Emmet Dailey, of Penn Yan, was involved in a collision with another machine at the corner of Railroad avenue and Second street. The driver of the other car, who told police his name was Gordon Benson, of Mansfield R.D., was arrested following the crash charged with violation of Section 1053a of the state penal laws defining "criminal negligence in operation of a vehicle resulting in death." He was arraigned in Recorder's Court Monday morning and the case was adjourned one week. Coroner S. Tracy Hamilton said Miss Fitzpatrick died instantly of a fractured skull. She and three others, two of whom are seriously injured, were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital. They are: Willis Barnes, 23, of Dresden, brain concussion, extensive cuts and bruises of the head and body. His condition was reported as serious by hospital officials. Wilbur Benson, 21, of Mansfield R.D. 2, deep lacerations of the right wrist and leg, considerable loss of blood. His condition was reported fair. Miss Bertha Mangan, 23, of Elmira, shock. Discharged Sunday afternoon. Police said Gordon Benson, driver of the coach, was accompanied by his brothers, Wilbur Benson and Lewis Benson, owner of the car. Miss Fitzpatrick, Mr. Barnes and Miss Mangan were riding in the front seat of a roadster driven by Emmet Dailey, police said. Capt. James F. Hennessey, who arrested Gordon Benson, also arrested Lewis Benson on an open charge as a material witness. Mr. Dailey was arrested on an open charge as a material witness by Patrolman Harold J. Dunne. Police said the Benson car was going south on Railroad avenue and the Bailey car west on Second street. (Railroad avenue is a one-way northbound street at that point.) Both cars were extensively damaged and Miss Fitzpatrick and Mr. Barnes were thrown from the Dailey machine. Sunday afternoon Dailey said that he looked both ways as he approached the intersection and did not see the Benson machine until the instant before the crash.
The charge of criminal negligence in operation of a vehicle resulting in death, lodged against Gordon Benson, will be will be withdrawn, Chief Weaver announced Monday morning after a conference with District Attorney Walter B. Reynolds and Coroner S. Tracy Hamilton. Benson will be charged, however, with violating a city ordinance which make Railroad Avenue a one-way street between Second and Third Streets, the chief said. This is a misdemeanor, whereas the criminal negligence in operation of a vehicle resulting in death is a felony.
Edward Freeman, of Rochester, formerly of Scio, NY died in the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, Friday, August 3, 1928, following a long illness and an operartion. He was a son of Wiliam R. Freeman of Knoxville and spent his boyhood days in the vicinity. He was 71 years old. He was a son of our highly respected elderly citizen of Knoxville, William R. Freeman, and he spent his boyhood days in this vicinity. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josie FULMER Freeman, one daughter, Mrs. G. L. Ryan, of Rochester; ; his father and four sisters, Mrs. Frank Huster (?), Mrs. Esther M. Smith, Mrs. Augusta Gee, all of Knoxville, and Mrs. A. H. Seamans, of Williamsport, and one brother, Gus Freeman, of Chatham. Funeral services were held in the Scio M.E. Church Monday afternoon of this week at 2 o'clock and interment at that place. He was a member of the Masonic order and the Modern Workmen of America. The Masons had charge of service at the grave. Mrs. Seamans, of Williamsport, Mrs. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hunter, of Knoxville, and Dr. Freeman Smith, a nephew, of Bath, attended the funeral.
GENUNG MARJORIE ELIZABETH TOWER
Marjorie Elizabeth, Age 90, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Newfield, NY. She was born December 24, 1916 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Ward and Dorothy (Pine) Genung, and died Sunday, September 09, 2007, at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. She was predeceased by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence and Edward Mathews, Louise and James Graham, Irene and Wilbur Smith and James Nelson. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Joan Tower of Reynoldsburg, OH; granddaughters, Karen (Adam) Furst of Webster, NY, Amanda (Jason) Hazlak of Interlaken, NY; stepgrandchildren, William (Carrie) Westlake of Trumansburg, NY, Timothy (Mary) Westlake of Ovid, NY, and Matthew Westlake of Reynoldsburg, OH; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Furst of Webster, NY, and Jackson Hazlak of Interlaken, NY; sister, Doris Nelson of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Tower was employed with F. W. Woolworth in Elmira, Horseheads, and retired from the Ithaca store. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, September 11th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, September 12th, at 10 a.m. Rev. Robert Atkins will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Halsey Valley Cemetery, Halsey Valley, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Marjorie through donations to Bethany Manor, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/10/2007.
GERGEL Richard J.
Age 73, of Laurel, MD, formerly of Mt. Laurel, NJ, died Friday, September 7, 2007, at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Springs, MD. He was born on December 14, 1933 in Lebanon, PA, son of the late John and Anna Gergel of Athens, PA. After serving in the Army, "Dick" went to work for Ward LaFrance from 1952 to 1980. He started as a draftsman and in 1973 became President of the company. Before retiring in 1997, Richard spent many years working for various fire truck companies including, Mack Trucks, Allentown, PA and Pemberton Fabricators, Rancocas, NJ. Richard had many accomplishments in his long career with fire apparatus and trucks including selling the first "lime-green" truck. In his days of retirement he wrote and published three books on fire apparatus. Surviving Richard of 11 years is companion, Wenru Liang, Laurel, MD; sons, Brian Gergel, Corning, NY, David Gergel, Elmira, NY; daughters, Anne Katz, Taunton, MA, Lynnette "LuLu" Gergel, Horseheads, NY; and former wife, B. Marie Gergel, Horseheads, NY; a sister, Annette Tinkham, Athens, PA; brother, Dennis and wife, Shirley, Bradenton, FL; sister-in-law, Phyllis Gergel, Troy, PA; grandchildren, Jessica Katz, Boston, MA, Nathan Katz, Staten Island, NY, Eric Gergel, Elmira Heights, NY. He is also survived by uncles, John Bohus and wife, Lucy, Steve Bohus and wife, Marie, Bethlehem, PA; and aunt, Catherine Capkovic, Allentown, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews. His brother, John Gergel, Troy, PA, predeceased him in 2006. Calling hours will be held at the Snowden Funeral Home in Rockville, MD on Thursday, September 13th, from 9 to 11 a.m. A Mass will follow at St. Jude's Church in Rockville, MD, followed by interment at Parklawn Memorial Park in Rockville, MD. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 18th, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Athens, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Richard's honor to the Elmira Heights Fire Department Emergency Vehicle Fund, c/o Elmira Heights Fire Department, 215 Elmwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/13/2007.
GLEASON ILA M. PETERS
Ila M. Peters, 78, Johnson City died in a car accident while traveling to rejoin her family in the Adirondacks, where the family had gathered together for the first time in 20 years to celebrate life. Ila is survived by her husband, Richard of 45 years, 9 children and their families, Mary, Wyoming, NY, Greg, Frederick, CO, Tina, Erin, NY, Terry, Gillett, PA, Paul, Tracy, CA, Walt, Warsaw, NY, Tom, Ben Loman, CA, Rick, Santa Clara, CA, Sue, Barneveld, NY, sister Win Wheaton of Elmira Heights, brother Dick Gleason of Lockport, and also by her loyal companion for the last 8 years, her german shepherd, Festus. Festus has been a conversation starter for her many walks and excursions with her buddy. In recent years, Ila had become known as "The Vasco Lady" for the gracious and professional manner she dealt with all she came in contact with. Ila will be greatly missed by us all, but has left her legacy of love and family values and strength with her 9 children, 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and it will continue forever. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of any flowers or any remembrances, please consider a donation in her honor to SPEAK Animal Sanctuary in the Town of Maine, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/2/2007.
GOLDEN Joseph F.
Painted Post, NY, Joseph F. Golden, 82 years, formerly of West Second St., Corning, NY, died Thursday, September 6, 2007, at the Waters of Three Rivers Health Care Center. He was born December 30, 1924 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Frank and Rose Waksmunski Golden. He was a lifetime resident of Corning, receiving his education in the local schools. Joe was employed with Corning Inc., working in the Blowing Room (crack off) A Factory, retiring in 1986 with 43 years service. He was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary's Church. Surviving are his nephews, Dale Wexell of Corning, NY, Clarence, Ronald and Arthur Huftelan, all of Horseheads, NY; nieces, Barbara Graham, Rose Cutler, and Margaret Mashanic, all of Corning, NY, and Mary Lou Wood of Elmira, NY. Also several great-nieces and nephews; and special niece and care giver with whom he resided, Beth Mashanic. He was predeceased by brothers, Frank and Louis Golden; sisters, Mary Huftelan, Catherine McIntyre and Anna Wexell. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Sunday, September 9, 2007, from 4-7 p.m. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Monday, September 10, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Corning, at 9:30 a.m. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Joe's name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830.
GRACE Gerald Francis, Sr.
Age 74, of Lakeland, Florida and Gillette, PA, died on Thursday, August 23, 2007, in Tampa, Florida. Jerry was born July 23, 1933 in Milan, PA, the son of the late Lloyd and Edna Welliver Grace. Jerry was predeceased by his wife, Mary Grace, who died in November of 2006. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Debra C. Grace; and his two sisters, Mary Jean Grace and Thersa Senko. Jerry was retired from Hardinge, Inc. in Elmira, NY, since 1995. He is survived by his loving son, Gerald F. Grace, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; loving daughter and son-in-law, Sherrill and Frank Liguori of Bethlehem, PA; loving daughter and son-in-law, Lauri and Rick Biber of Cooper City, Florida; stepson and daughter-in-law, Keith and Rene Grant of Lakeland, Florida; stepson, Tom Grant of Gillette, PA; and stepdaughter, Lori of Florida; his grandchildren, Nicole F. Thatcher, Daniel, Katie and Gabriella Biber, Jerry III, Lyndsy, Wyatt, Alexandra and Sydney Grace, Ian and Jesse Grant, Tyler Wiggin, Tom and Corey Lynn Grant; his great-grandchildren, Francis D. Thatcher, Alexis, Mason and Mackenzie Grace; brothers and sisters, Norma Benjamin, Ashland, AL, Donald and Barbara Grace, Columbia Crossroads, PA, Larry and Marlene Grace, Barton, PA, Marjorie Davies, Blossburg, PA; also several nieces, nephews, cousins and many caring friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/31/2007.
GRANDINETI JOYCE A.
In Loving Memory of Joyce A. Austin, Sayre, PA
Age 65, of Sunflower Blvd., Addison, NY, died Saturday, September 1, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital. Retired employee of Steuben County District Attorneys Office. Among survivors are her husband, Charles (Chuck) Austin; daughters; Debby Montopoli (formerly of France) of Horseheads, NY; step daughters, Nita Austin, Linda Rosburg and Annie Bennett of Corning, NY; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Robert J. Grandinetti of Denver, CO; sister, Mary B. Grandineti Pultz of Greensburg, PA. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Thursday, September 6, 2007, from 7-9 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home Friday, September 7, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.
Wellsboro Agitator - September 11, 1929
--Anna Owens, of Westfield, wife of Bert Owens and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Haxton, died Sept. 1. She was 49 years old and is survived by her husband, her mother, a daughter, Mrs. Paul Hamblin; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Bush, of Brookfield, and Mrs. Eliza McCullough, of Northville, N.Y., and one brother, George Haxton, of Westfield.
INMAN Kenneth Jon
USAF Veteran, Age 61, of San Antonio, TX, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 31, 2007, in Cibolo, TX after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Elmira, NY on March 15, 1946 to Margaret (Birney) and Robert Inman. Kenneth is survived by his mother, Margaret Inman; and sister, Kathleen Inman, both of Elmira, NY; son, Eric (Jennifer) Inman of Cibolo, TX; granddaughter, Jillian Inman of Cibolo, TX; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. His father, Robert Inman; and brother, Thomas Inman, predeceased him. Ken was a graduate of Southside High School, Class of 1964, and a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a civilian employee of the USAF at the Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. Ken loved his family and enjoyed NASCAR, hunting, fishing and Texas barbeques. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Thursday, September 6, 2007, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Ken's Memorial Service will be held immediately following the visitation, 6 p.m. The Reverend's David Daniels and James Crupi will officiate. The Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will accord Mr. Inman Military Honors at the funeral home. Ken will be laid to rest in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in Texas will Full Military Honors.
ISAACS Keith E.
Age 78, of Breesport-North Chemung Rd., Lowman, died at home surrounded by his family on Thurs., Sept. 6, 2007. Keith was born in Elmira Heights, NY, Dec. 3, 1928, son to the late Richard Isaacs Sr. and Gladys Wales Isaacs. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ernestine "Tina" Isaacs; daughters, Kathleen Isaacs of Gaston, SC, Susan (Gary) Jerzak of Elmira, NY, Cheryl (Bernard) Garelle also of Gaston, SC; son, Terry Isaacs of Lowman, NY; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; brother, Dean Isaacs of Horseheads, NY; aunt, Betty Butler of Horseheads, NY; stepsister, Mary Walb of PA, and Susan Williams of TX; and several nieces and nephews. Keith was also predeceased by his stepbrother, Richard Wilson, Jr. Keith was a member of North Chemung United Methodist Church and retired from both the American Bridge Works and more recently Trayer Products. He was a member of Breesport Southern Light Lodge #725 F. & A.M. Member, past patron and past grand lecture of O.E.S. Southern Light Chapter #460. He was also a WWII veteran of the US Army. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, from 5-7:00 p.m. where his service, officiated by the Rev. Anne L. Mowery, will take place at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m. Interment with Military Honors will take place privately at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may express their sympathy to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; or the North Chemung United Methodist Church 677 Breesport-North Chemung Rd., Lowman, NY 14861. NOTICE: Officers and members of Southern Light Lodge #725 F. & A.M. will gather at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads on Monday evening at 6:45 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/7/2007.
ISAACS Keith E.
Age 78, of Breesport-North Chemung Rd., Lowman, died at home surrounded by his family on Thurs. Sept. 6, 2007. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, from 5-7:00 p.m. where his service, officiated by the Rev. Anne L. Mowery, will take place at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m. Interment with Military Honors will take place privately at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may express their sympathy to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; or the North Chemung United Methodist Church 677 Breesport-North Chemung Rd., Lowman, NY 14861. NOTICE: Officers and members of Southern Light Lodge #725 F. & A.M. will gather at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads on Monday evening at 6:45 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/8/2007 - 9/10/2007.
KEOUGH BONNIE BERGQUIST
Bonnie (Keough), Age 37, formally of Horseheads, N.Y. died August 27, 2007 in Glasgow Kentucky after a lengthy illness. Bonnie is survived by her daughter Crystal Wilcox, her parents Wayne and Reva Keough, grandparents Oliver and Goldie Keough and Irene Brown, brother Wayne Keough Jr. (Natasha), sisters Lisa Swinson (James), Tina Arcovio (Charles) and Marlise Champagne. Special Aunt, Alice Keough, Deanne Knappe (Wayne) Uncle: Lloyd Keough (Fiancee Kathleen Hall), also several nieces and nephews. A very special caring person to Bonnie was Nancy Whitaker. Services were held in Glasgow Kentucky.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/5/2007.
KIO Donald F.
of Ulysses, PA, Donald F. Kio, known as "Don" or "Parky", 72, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, August 28, 2007. Born December 16, 1934, in Coudersport, he was the son of Floyd L. and Gertrude Wade Kio. On August 23, 1952, in Bingham Twp., he married the former Audrey Flynn, who survives. He was a self-employed truck driver and logger. An accomplished race car driver, he won over 400 races from 1961–95. He raced mostly at Mills, PA, Woodhull, NY, Allentown, NY, and Bradford, PA. Surviving besides his wife, Audrey, are: five sons, Michael Kio of Ulysses, Darrwin Duke (Sally) Kio of Ulysses, Thomas (Donna) Kio of Ulysses, Steve (Sharon) Kio of Genesee, and Jonathan (Kimberly) Kio of Ulysses; a daughter, Donna (Durell, Jr.) Houghtaling of Harrison Valley; 20 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Carl and Jack; and a sister, Beatrice Boyd. Friends may call Friday, August 31st, 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 Saturday, September 1st, at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, Ulysses, PA 16948. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/30/2007.
KOHAN Eugene A., Sr.
Age 72, of Elmira, NY. He was born April 1, 1935 in Elmira Heights, son of the late Alex and Matrona (Kruyla) Kohan and died Thursday, August 30, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was predeceased by his brothers, Harry and Nicholas; and sister, Mary. Gene is survived by his wife of 48 years, Helen (Sindelar); children, Laurie Ames of Horseheads, Jeffrey Kohan of Elmira, Karen (Andrew) Fraser of Kernersville, NC, Eugene (Cheryl Zabady) Kohan, Jr. of Elmira; grandchildren, Cory, Brittany, Ciara, Ian, Shane, Kelvin, Kyle, Harley and Kara; sisters, Anna Tobey of Wellsboro, PA and Sophie Shutt of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces and nephews. Gene retired from Hardinge, Inc., was formerly employed with A & P Foods and American Bridge. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Ukrainian Club. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, September 4th, from 2 to 4 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Immediately following, a celebration of Gene's life will continue with a barbeque at his son, Gene's home at 310 South Ave., Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/2/2007.
LAZARONY MARY GUGINO
Mary L., Age 95, of Horseheads and formerly a longtime resident of Buffalo and Fredonia, NY, died Aug. 23, 2007. She was born in Fredonia, NY, to the late Joseph and Sarah (Panepinto) Lazarony. She is survived by her son, Russell Gugino of Horsheads; grandchildren, Russell David Gugino of Aurora, CO, Daniel Gugino of Erin, NY, Linda Post of Horseheads, NY, Jill McIntire of Spokane, WA, and Jane Bettis of Vancouver, WA; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Sarah DiGioia of Rochester, NY, Lucy O'Hara of Fredonia, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her son, Alfred Gugino; and her brothers and sisters, Samuel, Charles, Anthony and Sandy Lazarony, Agnes Cecala and Rose Marino. Mary was a retired insurance agent in Buffalo for many years. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Sat., Sept. 15, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, 1032 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048. The Rev. David A. Bellittiere, Celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Fredonia, NY. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/9/2007
In Loving Memory of MARTIN, Dr. John (Jack) H.
Age 85, died Thursday, September 6, 2007, at his home in Corning, NY. Jack served as Deputy Director of the Corning Museum of Glass, and Director of the Museum's Rakow Library. Prior to joining the Museum, Jack was a Professor of English and Director of the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library at Corning Community College. Jack was born in New York City, where he worked summers as a copyboy for the New York Times while attending Brooklyn College. His studies were interrupted by the Second World War, during which he served with the U.S. Army Air Force as a cryptographer, working on top secret enciphering devices, first in London during the height of the Blitz, and later in Wales. Towards the end of the war he was sent to Norway to help crack Hitler's top secret enciphering machine. After returning from the war, he completed his undergraduate degree at Brooklyn College, and received a Master's Degree from Columbia University. He then earned a BD and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he met a fellow student, the love of his life, Phyllis Greife. They were married in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1953 and moved to Wilmington, Ohio, where Jack held a teaching position at Wilmington College, a Quaker college. Jack was hired in 1958 as the first faculty member of the newly founded Corning Community College. In the early years of Jack's tenure at CCC, Arthur Houghton, then President of Steuben Glass, became Jack's mentor and helped him plan the library for the new Spencer Hill Campus. Jack returned to Columbia University in 1964 for post-doctoral studies in Chinese and Japanese civilization. That experience led not only to courses he taught for many years in Japanese civilization at CCC and in the Graduate School at Elmira College, but also to a long-term fascination with Japan. Jack and Phyl made ten extended visits to Japan and authored a series of cultural guides to Nara, Kyoto, and Tokyo. When the Corning Museum of Glass was nearly destroyed in 1972 by the Hurricane Agnes flood, Jack offered temporary space in the College Library, where power, water, and dry working space were available to begin the restoration of the Museum library's collection. He was subsequently asked to join the Museum in 1973. Jack was a past member of the Corning Public Library Board of Trustees and Acting Director of the Corning Public Library, helping make possible the new library building. His many other organizational responsibilities included President of the Corning Public Library "Friends of the Library", President of the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, Secretary to the Northeast Museums Association, and Vice President of the International Council of Museums Committee on Glass in Europe. Jack was named a lifetime Fellow of the Corning Museum of Glass following his retirement in 1988. Over the years, Jack and Phyl established endowments for the Corning Public Library, Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, and the Houghton Library of Corning Community College. The couple also was instrumental in the restoration of the 1796 Benjamin Patterson Inn and for adding its one-room school house, log cabin, barn, blacksmith's shop, and carriage sheds. One of Jack's characteristic efforts was his co-founding of the Corning area Bi-racial Committee in 1963 which sought an end to rampant local racial discrimination. During that era no hotel in the Corning area would accommodate a black guest, as a result of which, when James Earl Jones came to town for a week of performances at the Corning Summer Theater, he stayed as a guest in the Martin's home. In the early 1960's Jack took on a battle of another type when the mayor of Corning sought to limit the freedom of local libraries and readers by banning Henry Miller's newly-published novel "Tropic of Cancer." Jack borrowed a copy of the book from a friend and announced that the College library had a copy in its collection. He was hounded by the local press and threatened with arrest, but then he received a call from Arthur Houghton, who had heard the news, and hired the lawyers of the New York Public Library to defend him. Arthur arranged for a Corning Glass plane to fly Jack to New York City for strategy discussions. When the Mayor learned of the forces that he was up against, he quickly backed down. Jack's intellectual curiosity, critical acumen, and scholarly insights were boundless. For fifteen years he served as the editor for all publications at the Corning Museum of Glass including the "Journal of Glass Studies" which is published in four languages. He authored "Museum Under Water", an account of the flooding and restoration of the Museum collections. He co-authored with Phyl "The Lands of the Painted Post", an account of the early years of western New York that also appeared in a Japanese language edition, and three Cultural Guides to Japan. At the time of his death he was completing a fourth Cultural Guide to Japan for Tuttle Publications. Jack and Phyl traveled the world together. However, they were always happiest returning to Corning to the calm and comfort of the home they created together. During his retirement, Jack remained constantly active until February of this year, offering dozens of courses at the local Elderhostel. Jack is survived by Phyl, his wife, companion, and best friend of more than 50 years; and by their sons, Todd of New York City, and Scott; daughter-in-law, Katherine; and adored grandsons, Alex and Jeremy of Aspen, Colorado. Jack's final days were eased immeasurably by the compassionate care of Southern Tier Hospice and Home & Healthcare Services. He was a generous and loving husband, father, and grandfather. His intelligence, warm sense of humor, kind spirit, and understanding presence are irreplaceable. Plans for a memorial service in the fall will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the endowment of the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library of Corning Community College (inquiries may be directed to Cindy Maier at 962-9508). Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/11/2007
MATLOCK BETTY LOU RICHARD
Betty Lou Matlock, August 25, 2007. Preceded in death by parents, Tom and Lena Matlock; and sister, Elizabeth Louise Long, Betty is survived by her husband, Robert Harry Richard, Franklin, TN; son, David Keith (Michele) Lyman; and grandchildren, Ben, Alyssa, and Kurstin Lyman, all of Flemington, NJ; adopted son, Sidney Monroe (Debbie) Long, Hopewell, VA; sisters, Margaret Ann Sheets, Greensboro, NC, Tommie Jean Midkiff, Greensboro, NC, Gwynn (John) Clarke, Huntersville, NC, and Sally (Dick) Swainbank, Greensboro, NC; seven nieces and nephews; godchild, Katie White, Greensboro, NC, and special companion Hogan. Betty was a wonderful lady and loved by all who knew her. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 29th, from 6-8 p.m. at Brentwood United Methodist Church and again on Thursday, August 30th, from 10 - 11 a.m. Rev. Kaye Harvey will officiate a memorial service to honor Mrs. Richard at 11 a.m., Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203 or the Prayer Garden at Brentwood United Methodist Church, 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027. Austin Funeral & Cremation Services, 615-377-0775. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/27/2007.
McCONNELL PATRICIA GUNDERMAN
Patricia McConnell, Of Cornelius, NC, died September 4, 2007 at Carolinas Medical Center with her family surrounding her. Her family will be celebrating her life with a memorial service at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 8th, at Holy Spirit Church in Denver, NC. They will receive friends after the service at the church. Pat was born in Elmira, NY on June 6, 1926, attended Elmira Free Academy, and on January 18, 1947 married Ernest Robert Gunderman, the love of her life. For the majority of their sixty years of marriage, Pat and Ernie lived in DeWitt, NY, and Greensboro, NC, before finally making their home in Cornelius, NC. She is survived by her husband, Ernie; and four children, Tim and wife, Kathleen of Charlotte, NC, Bernadette Becker and husband, Gary of Denver, NC, Mark and wife, Pam of Greensboro, NC, and Mary Williams and husband, John of Mooresville, NC. Pat had eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two of her brothers, Tom and Paul McConnell. Her brother, John and sister, Bernadette are deceased. Instead of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Foundation For Tomorrow, 303 West 21st St., Ste. 9D, New York, NY 10011, or online at www.thefoundationfor tomorrow.org/takeaction.htm; or Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, Levine Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232-28611. Raymer Funeral Home, Huntersville, NC, is serving the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/6/2007.
McINROY Carl E.
Carl Eugene McInory, a gentle man with an infectious good humor, died peacefully Wednesday, August 29, 2007. Carl was born on St. Valentine's Day, 1925, to James and Zoa McInory in Elmira, NY. He grew up there, graduated from Southside High School and then joined the Army during World War II. His assignments included duty as a Military Policeman during the Nuremburg Trials. After the war, he returned home and to his job at Moore Business Forms. He married Jeanne Parfitt on December 21, 1946, and they had three children, Linda and the twins, Carl Richard and Cathy, who died before her first birthday. He earned his living as a pressman for over 40 years, but his passion was his family, and his hobby was building things, tinkering he liked to call it. His grandest project was a lakefront house on Seneca Lake in New York. He and a few friends designed and built a small summer colony on a cove there, and it became a focal point of family outings for years. After retiring, he and Jeanne were able to enjoy traveling and they moved to Greenville two decades ago to be closer to their children, Linda and her husband, Ralph Jeffery of Taylors, and Carl, who loves in Marietta, GA; and their grandchildren, Scott and Melinda Jeffery. After Jeanne's death in 1995, Carl met Marion Dyer, a Del Norte neighbor. In February 1997, they ran away to Hawaii and got married on the beach. This marriage brought Carl a whole new family, Marion's daughter-in-law, Jackie Dyer Cusak of Isle of Palms; her grandchildren, Russell Stephen Dyer Jr. and his wife, Heather of Mount Pleasant, Jennifer Dyer Ferguson of Houston, Texas, and Allison Dyer Holcombe and her husband, David of Greer; and her great-grandchildren, Jack Ferguson, Spencer Dyer, Callum Ferguson, Anna Grace Dyer and Russell David Holcombe. In the last two years, Carl's family continued to grow. He attended his son's wedding to Lynn Togut in Atlanta. Then his grandson, Scott and his wife, Regina, gave him a great-grandson, Gavin Troy. A Memorial Service for Carl will be Wednesday, September 5, at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, and the family will receive friends after the service and later that afternoon at 205 Bransfield Road in Greenville. Burial will be at a later date in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tyger River Food Pantry, 5961 Reidville Road, Moore, SC 29369; or the St. Giles Building Fund, 1021 Hudson Road, Greenville, SC 29615; or a charity of one's choice. The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/4/2007.
NESSELEIN KERMIT L
Kermit L. Nesselein, 81 of RR 1, Box 51, Laceyville, Pa. (Silvara) died at his home Thursday morning, Aug. 29, 1996 after a long illness. Born in North Hampton, Mass., on Oct. 14, 1914 he was the son of the late Louis J. and Lillian Warner Nesslein. Mr. Nesslein was a milk tanker driver for A.B. Cole of Meshoppen, Pa. for many years and was later employed by Garden State Farms of Midland Park, N.J. until his retirement. He was a member of the Silvara Community Church and in his spare time he enjoyed baseball, bowling and golf. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Brotzman Nesslein, who died in August 1994; a daughter, Darlene Profitt who died in September 1993 and a son, Michael Nesslein who died in January 1996. He is survived by a son, David L. Nesslein of Midland Park, N.J.; daughters, Alynne R. Nesslein of Waldwick, N.J. and Teen Willis of Waldwick, N.J.; a son-in-law, Jim Profitt of Silvara, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Nesslein of Laceyville, Pa.; a sister, Eleanor Clapper of Ithaca, N.Y.; brothers, Ralph and Robert Temple, both of Providence, R.I.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, 1996 at 2 p.m. at the Silvara Community Church with the Rev. Edwin Simmons, pastor of the church officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Quimby Cemetery in Silvara. It was Mr. Nesslein’s request that there be no calling hours. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northeast Health and Hospice, 38 N. Main St., Pittston, Pa. or to the Silvara Community Church, c/o Mrs. Jane Walton, RR 1, Laceyville, Pennsylvania, Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman I would like to note he was adotped at 2 days old. His birth parents were John and Ivah/Iva Keeler Temple. They originally named Robert Ernest Temple. This information comes from his daughter Allyn Rae Nesslein. Kermit had a natural sibling younger brother named Robert Francis Temple who used his birth data to enlist in the service when he was too young.
NILES Dennis C., Jr.
Age 44, died August 14, 2007. D.J. resided in Syracuse and was born and raised in Elmira, N.Y. He is survived by children Dennis C. Niles III, Danielle N. Niles and Ashlee E. Niles of Syracuse; their mother Monica Rudoi; beloved companion Carol Sagor Also of Syracuse; granddaughter, Giavanna Carmella Pagan. He is also survived by his father Dennis C. Niles Sr., his mother and step father Theresa and Rev. Jack Myers Jr. of Elmira, N.Y.; brother Nelson N. Niles; sisters Leawanna (John) Terrio and Dawn M. Henshaw (Mark Hoffman) of Elmira, Theresa M. (Terry) Mayo of North Syracuse; several nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews; grandparents Eleanor Niles of Horseheads, N.Y. and Donna DePrimo of Elmira, N.Y. D.J. was retired from Hutchings Psychiatric Center after fifteen years service and had opened and owned an auto mechanic service. He enjoyed cars, motorcycles and fishing and was an avid sportsman, especially wrestling. A memorial service will be held Saturday September 8, 2007 at Southside Baptist Church, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow, the Rev. David Daniels officiating. D.J. was loved and will be missed by all. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/6/2007.
OLSON OLGA M. BROUGHTON
Olga M., Age 81, of Elmira, died Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Olga was born May 9, 1926, the daughter of Wilford and Mary Wysack Olson. She was predeceased by her husbands, Kingsley Chandler and Dale Broughton, and son, Melvin Chandler. Olga is survived by her sons, Laverne Chandler and John Broughton, both of Elmira; 2 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Olga retired after 29 years of service with Moore Business Forms. A lover of animals, Olga may be remembered through donations to the SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, New York 14903. At Olga's request private services will be held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/12/2007.
PALTROWITZ ANNE SALLY BRUCE
Anne Sally, Of Elmira, age 75, daughter of Ralph and Ester Paltrowitz who preceded her in death, died at Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, NV on Sunday, September 2, 2007. Anne will be laid to rest in Woodland Cemetery. Anne was born in Syracuse, NY. She graduated from Elmira Southside High School in 1950 and was a mother of three, grandmother of four, and great-grandmother of one. Anne was married to Robert Bruce of Elmira on March 17, 1952. They spent most of their life with the US Marine Corps, traveling and raising 3 children. Anne is survived by her daughter, Debbie Del Vecchio of NV; her son, David Bruce of AZ; and her sister, Francine Lovitch of Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/12/2007.
PATTON John A.
Age 60, of Hilltop Drive in Corning, NY, died Friday, September 7, 2007, at home. John was born in Hornell, NY, on January 8, 1947 to John and Mary (Campbell) Patton, Sr. He served his country during Vietnam in the Air Force in the Special Forces in search and rescue. He married Sharyl Strunk in 1990 in Vestal, NY. He was employed by the Town of Greece as a Property Assessor. John was a past President of the Chemung County Chapter of the New York State Assessors Association and member of New York State Assessors Association. He was an active member of Victory Highway Wesleyan Church. John's favorite job description was Grandpa. He is survived by his wife, Sharyl; his mother, Mary Blake of Palmyra, NY; two sons, Chad (Laurie) Patton of Endicott and Taylor Hill of Endicott; one sister, Roxanne (George) Kachel of Palmyra; three grandsons, Ethan Emery, Jonathan Patton, and Cameron Patton; mother-in-law, Laura Jean Strunk of Endicott; sisters-in-law, Carol (Martin) Loefstedt of Oxford, Billie Taylor of Endicott, Ruth (Michael) Odom of Wake Forest, NC, and Bobbi (Thomas) Krause of Holly Springs, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2007, from 1-4 p.m. at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post, where memorial services follow at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Paul Piraino officiating. Philippians 3:12-14, Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's name to the Central New York District of the Wesleyan Church, 6800 Voorhies Lane, Liverpool, NY 13088. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning has been entrusted with arrangements.
PERRIN Richard "Dick"
Age 86 years, of 59 Indian Pipe, Painted Post, NY, died Friday, August 24, 2007, at the Corning Hospital. He was born October 19, 1920 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Henry Delbert and Leona Millard Perrin. A lifetime resident of the area, graduating from Corning Free Academy and attending the University of Texas and Syracuse University. Dick and Nancy Jackson were married December 16, 1944 in Buffalo, NY. Over the years as salesman for Hungerford Buick in Corning, NY, he was known for his integrity and wonderful sense of humor. Dick will truly be missed by his family and numerous friends. He was a pilot and loved flying and enjoyed a good game of golf. His little garden was his interest and joy. He attended the First Presbyterian Church of Corning and was a 32nd Degree Mason. Surviving are his wife, Nancy, of 63 years; sons, Richard D. Perrin II of Akron, OH, and Jeffrey D. Perrin of Corning, NY; daughters, Jennifer Perrin Siple of Surfside, SC, and Suzanne Perrin (August A.) Pfister of Cincinnati, OH; four grandchildren, Erica Pfister Altschul, Andrew B. Pfister, Jason Siple and Jennifer Lynn Siple; wwo great-grandchildren, Lillian Altschul and Reuben Altschul. He was predeceased by his sisters, Elsie Perrin Horton and Doris Perrin Renner. Private family services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Corning, with entombment at the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Gardens Columbarium. Arrangements are with the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Dick's name to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden, 1 East First St., Corning, NY 14830.
Wellsboro Agitator – February 25, 1891
Charles Price, who was reported as being very sick last week, died early Sunday morning. He was a young man of good habits, honest and industrious, a kind husband and loving father. He leaves a wife and four small children to face the hardships of life with no strong arm upon which to lean.
Mr. Charles Price died at his home in this place after an illness of only five days. The funeral services, which were held Monday afternoon, were widely attended.
--On election day the people of Farmington were reminded by Mr. J. E. White that the widow of Mr. Charles Price and her four children were in need of assistance. A correspondent informs us that in a few hours about $75 were raised for her, being in cash and the balance in supplies which were just as useful to her. She has the sympathy of the whole neighborhood.
Wellsboro Agitator - December 16, 1908
--Mr. Isaac Price, aged 85 years, died recently at his home in Farmington, after a short illness. Five of his 12 children survive him: Albert, Eugene and Mrs. Charles McCollum, of Farmington; Mr. G. Price, of Chatham, and Mrs. Ed Bailey, of Keeneyville.
Wellsboro Agitator - February 27, 1935
Mrs. Sarah P. Bailey
Mrs. Sarah Price Bailey, who died recently was born in Farmington in 1857, daughter of Isaac and Maria Price. She was married to Bert Tinney, deceased, and to them were born two sons, Charles Tinney, of Elmira, and William Tinney, of Medina, N.Y. In 1893 she was married to Jas. Wheeler and three sons were born to them, Glen Wheeler, of Elmira; Chester Wheeler and Edgar Wheeler of Middlebury Center. In 1906 she was married to Ed. Bailey. She is survived by five sons, two brothers, two step-daughters, one step-son and 20 grandchildren. She was a member of the Free Baptist church.
REED Richard L.
Age 79, of Elmira, NY. He was born October 2, 1927 in Elmira, son of the late Charles Verne and Anna (Ely) Reed and went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at Elcor Health Service after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his sisters, Pearl Green, Helen Hugg and Lola Morrow and is survived by his nieces, Lois (Hugg) Oswald, Nancy (Hugg) Murphy, Carol (Hugg) Pease and Margaret (Morrow) West; nephews, Edward Green and David Morrow. Richard was a member of Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Richard's family and friends want to thank the doctors, nurses and aides at Elcor Nursing Home and Southern Tier Hospice for their compassionate care. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/13/2007.
SCIORE JEANNETTE L.
Loving Memory Of...SCHOSGER, Jeanette L., Painted Post, NY
Age 94, formerly of West Fifth St., Corning, NY, died Monday, September 10, 2007, at Waters of Three Rivers. She was born July 3, 1913 in Penn Yan, NY, the daughter of the late Ettore Sr. and Virginia DeFelice Sciore. She was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School (Class of 1932) and St. Joseph's School of Nursing. She had served the area as a Private Duty Nurse, Staff Nurse at Pinecrest Nursing Home and she retired as an Industrial Nurse at the Press Ware Plant for Corning Inc. Jeanette and Edmund J. Schosger were married July 19, 1937 in Watkins Glen, NY. He predeceased her November 16, 1995. She enjoyed cooking, traveling and dancing. Surviving are her daughters, Virginia M. Lam of Troutville, VA and Barbara A. (Donald) Price of Painted Post, NY; grandson, Joseph (Angela) F. King of Troutville, VA; sister, Lucie Clark of Elmira, NY; niece, Lucia (David) Sciore-Jones of Ithaca, NY; and nephew, Edward (Ann) Sciore of Syracuse, NY. She was predeceased by her brother, Ettore Sciore, Jr.; and sons-in-law, Frederick King and David Lam. Upon her request there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church Thursday, September 13, 2007, 10:00 a.m. followed by Committal Prayers and entombment, St. Mary's Mausoleum, Corning, NY. Funeral arrangements are with Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY, or Finger Lakes SPCA, 7315 State Rt. 54, Bath, NY 14810.
Marion Advertiser Newspaper (2-13-1903)
Died at her home near Marion Sunday morning of kidney trouble, Harriet, beloved wife of David C. Churchill, aged sixty years and four days. Harriet Short was born in Chatham Valley, Tioga Co., Pennsylvania February 3, 1843. She was married to David C. Churchill June 8th, 1861. Two children were the fruit of this union, both sons. Willard, born in 1867 died in infancy, and Leroy D. born in 1869 is married and lives near his father's home. In 1874 they moved to Marion, Wis., and located on the farm now owned by C.C. Rasey. In 1886 they moved to Birmingham, Oakland Co., Michigan, where they resided three years. In 1889 they returned to Marion where they have since remained. Their farm is one mile south of the village, with a very comfortable home. Mrs. Churchill has been invalid for many years, with the complaint that finally ended her life. She was well cared for by a devoted husband and fond son. Last year she went to Pennsylvania and was present at her father's death bed. She was esteemed by all who knew her, for her gentle womanly character, and kind deposition. Funeral services held Tuesday A.M. from the M.E. Church, Rev. A.J. Buxton, of Wittenberg officiating. Remains interred in the Marion cemetery. We desire to extend our thanks to those friends, who so kindly assisted during the illness and after the death of our dear wife, and mother.
Lewis Wilson Sillman, 61, of near Covington, died June 2, 1936, after several months of illness. Surviving are his wife, Jennie May Sillman, a son, Bruce U. Sillman, of Pearl Harbor, T. H., and a sister, Margaret I. Sillman, of Geneva, N.Y. Funeral services were held at the home Friday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Thomas Sherwood, of Covington, officiating. Burial was in the Brick Church Cemetery near Liberty
Card of Thanks
The family of Lewis W. Sillaman wishes to thank all who assisted us in so many ways during the illness, death and burial of our loved one.
SMITH Elmer B.
Elmer B. Smith, 63, a lifelong resident of Tioga, died suddenly Tuesday morning, October 4, of a heart attack at his home on Main Street. Mr. Smith had gone to feed his chickens and when he did not return search was made for him and his body was found in the chicken house. He had suffered from heart trouble for some years. He was born at Tioga, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elias M. Smith, old time Tioga residents. He spent his entire life in Tioga, where he was a merchant for many years. At the time of his death he was engaged in the poultry business. He was married to Miss Caroline Parks, of Tioga, who died several years ago. He is survived by two sons, E. Karl Smith and Arthur P. Smith, of St. Louis, Missouri, and by two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Stevens, of Tioga, and Mrs. May Kemp, of Endicott, N.Y. Mr. Smith was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Tioga. He was a member of Tioga Lodge No. 373, F.&A.M. He was 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Williamsport Consistory.
SMITH MARY ANN McHUGH
Mary Ann, Age 85 of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Woodside, Queens, NY died on Saturday September 8, 2007 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Mrs. McHugh was born April 16, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of the late Charles C. and Augusta J. Otto Smith. She attended St. Mary's and St. Joseph's School and graduated from Rosati-Kain High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Mary Ann married her husband, James John McHugh, who pre-deceased her in October 1994. She was also pre-deceased by her infant brother Michael Smith in 1922. Mrs. McHugh retired as Vice President of Personnel at Merchantile and Trust Bank in St. Louis, MO, and was a member of The American Institute of Banking. Mrs. McHugh loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. She was proud of her Irish heritage and enjoyed listening to Irish music. Mrs. McHugh is survived by her daughters and and sons-in-law, Alice McHugh Laughlin & Terry Laughlin of New Paltz, NY; Dr. Ellen McHugh & David Boor of Horseheads, NY; Mary Beth McHugh Jacobsen & Ken Jacobsen of Wood Ridge, N J; son and daughter in-law, James John McHugh Jr. & Bernadette McHugh of New Hyde Park, NY; seven grandchildren: Fiona Laughlin, Cari Laughlin, Betsy Laughlin, Michael Boor, Patrick Boor, Ian Boor, and Luc Jacobsen; brother: Charles C. Smith of Dardene Praire, Missouri; sister: Ellen Brickey of St. Louis, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. The family would like to thank the doctors and staffs at Bethany Village, The Courtyards at Bethany, Bethany Manor, and The Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the kind and compassionate care of their mother and grandmother. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the R.P. Drago Funeral Home 43-10 30th Avenue Astoria, Queens, NY on Wednesday September 12, 2007 from 2-5 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday September 13, 2007 at 9:45 AM at Corpus Christi Church in Woodside, Queens, NY. Mrs. McHugh will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband James John McHugh in Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, Queens, NY. In Lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Mrs. McHugh through memorial contributions to Bethany Village Residents Activities Fund 3005 Watkins Road Horseheads, NY 14845. Local arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/10/2007
STRAIGHT CATHY L. FREW
Cathy L. Straight, Age 60, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Jamestown and Fredonia, NY, died Saturday, September 1, 2007, in her home after a brief illness. Mrs. Frew was born July 14, 1947 in Dunkirk, NY, the daughter of Bruce E. and Harriet (Buck) Straight. She graduated from Fredonia High School in 1965 and Temple Secretarial School in Washington DC in 1966. Cathy married Ray D. Frew on July 6, 1968 at the Cassadaga Community Baptist Church in Cassadaga, NY. They've lived in Cattaraugus and Jamestown, NY, Elysburg, PA, and Big Flats and Elmira, NY. Cathy will be remembered as a wonderfully loving wife, mother and grandmother. For the last six years, Cathy found great joy working at C-J's Country Kids Day Care Center in Big Flats, NY as a Teacher's Assistant. She cherished helping out in the baby and toddler rooms. Cathy loved to read, make crafts, play BINGO, and travel. She particularly enjoyed Port Douglas, Australia, Hawaii and her Caribbean Cruises. She treasured spending time with and talking to friends and family, and had a talent for making everyone feel comfortable and welcome. Surviving are her husband of 39 years, LTC Ray D. Frew, (Former Company Commander of the Jamestown and Olean, NY National Guard Units in the 70s and 80s) of Elmira, NY; two daughters, Lisa Frew Yaggie and husband, Jay of Lakewood, NY, and Lori Frew Ferdelman and husband, Steve of Batavia, OH; son, Daniel Frew of Brockport and Elmira, NY; three grandsons, Jared Yaggie of Lakewood, NY and Andrew and Nathaniel Ferdelman of Batavia, OH; two brothers, Larry B. Straight of Sherrills Ford, NC, and Brian L. Straight and wife, Christine of Fredonia, NY; and five nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce (in 1996) and Harriet (in 2004) Straight. Cathy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, but especially by her grandsons who adored their Grammie Frew. A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, September 15, 2007, in the Lind Funeral Home, Jamestown, NY. Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service. For those wishing to express their sympathy with memorials, they may be made to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; or to The Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/4/2007.
STROPE Levi James
Age 82 years, of San Francisco, CA, died Tuesday, August 28, 2007, after a long illness. He was born in East Smithfield, PA, January 21, 1925, the son of Levi and Aurilla Foster Strope. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in the Army Air Corps as an aircraft mechanic and a pilot of a P-38. Levi was a skilled mechanic and carpenter, and was employed by many local businesses in Corning and Elmira. He loved nothing better than to "tinker" with any small machine. Levi was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Marvin, Sylvester and Myron; sister, Ella Mae Clark; and daughter, Nancy Strope. Surviving are his brother, Lloyd Strope of Niagra Falls, NY; and sister, Eldia Northrup of Bradford County Manor; son and daughter-in-law, James Strope and Elizabeth Macera of San Francisco; and daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Ray Bowen of Addison, NY; five grandchildren, James Martin Strope and Marynoel Strope of San Francisco, and Barry Bowen of Lowman, NY, Angela Olkey of Gang Mills, NY, and Mary Lucas of Corning, NY; four great-grandchildren, Alex and Timothy Bowen and Toni and Christopher Olkey; also a very special nephew, Jack Strope of Athens, PA; and many nieces and nephews. After retiring, Levi headed to California to be near his son and where "it was warm all the time". The family is planning a private Memorial Service for later in September. He stood alone, but was loved.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/13/2007.
STROUP William E.
Age 89, of Elmira, died Monday, September 10, 2007 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. Bill was born December 30, 1917, the son of William and Helen Winner Stroup. He was predeceased by his wife, Muriel VanAmburgh Stroup. Bill is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Dianne L. Stroup of Pine City, Marcia S. and Robert Bryant of Charlottesville, VA; grandchildren, Marc and Amy Bryant of Summit, NJ, with children, Kyle, William and Kendall; Ellen and Kevin Flynn of Ellicott City, MD, with daughter Adeline; Scott and Lori Bryant of Lansdowne, VA with children, Sadie and Thomas; along with special family friend, Cheryl Hale of Pine City. Bill worked at Thatcher Glass, where he was an Assistant Secretary and Treasurer. He then went to work for the City of Elmira as Director of Finance and Assessment. His last position was with Powers Manufacturing, from where he retired. Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis Club and a volunteer with Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Bill was a lifelong member of North Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/11/2007.
SULLIVAN William L.
Age 85, of Van Etten, died on September 3, 2007. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Janet. Born September 14, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY, to William Patrick and Eugenie (McCadden) Sullivan. Bill proudly served in the Army during WWII, fighting on foreign lands. He was discharged with honors and awarded citations and ribbons. Returned home to Harrison, NY, employed by the Comptroller's office in the Town of Harrison. In 1959, Bill and Janet moved to Van Etten. After many years at Chemung Canal Bank, Bill then became the Business Manager of the Spencer-Van Etten Central School. Bill was an active member of St. Pius X Church and loved the game of golf. He enjoyed gardening and family activities and could really tell a story. Survived by brothers, John Sullivan of Boca Raton, FL, and Paul Sullivan of Harrison, NY; sons, William (Brigid) of Morris, NY, Michael (Linda) of Sodus, NY, and Joseph of St. Petersburg, FL; daughters, Maureen (Kevin) Creeden of Lake Villa, IL, Janet Geiger of Elmira, NY, Ann (Joe) Frisbie of Van Etten, NY, and Barbara (David) Peterson of Wheeling, IL; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Altar Rosary Society, 92 Main St., Van Etten, NY 14889; or the Van Etten-Spencer VFW, Van Etten, NY 14889. Friends may call on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Van Etten. Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/4/2007.
TERWILLIGER Edgar A.
Age 79, of Breesport-North Chemung Rd., Lowman, died after a brief illness on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Edgar was born May 9, 1928 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Edgar and Maude (Dibble) Terwilliger. He is survived by his wife, Lucinda "Cindy" Terwilliger; daughter, Joyce Terwilliger of Horseheads, NY; sons, Alan (Nancy) Terwilliger of Indianapolis, IN, Steven Terwilliger of Elmira, NY; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Pat Berry of Duncanville, TX, Janice Burgett of Elmira, NY, Ashur (Margaret) Terwilliger of Lowman, NY, Phyllis (Richard) Bradshaw of Hurst, TX, Doris Terwilliger of Apopka, FL; Brian (Ann) Terwilliger of Sanford, FL; stepson, Lance (Rosette) Watts of Elmira, NY; first wife, Phyllis Lyon also of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and many caring friends and past co-workers; and special feline children, "Boots" and "Pepper." Edgar was retired from the former Contractors Equipment Rental in Big Flats. He was also employed at various places including Remington Rand, Westinghouse Corp., Beam Mack and Wirth Cigar Co. He was a member of Horseheads Moose, Elmira Fraternal Order of Eagles and White Eagles Club. A well-known area musician, Twig was an accomplished singer, guitarist and band leader for "T" and The Good Timers. He was also a lover of classic cars, proud owner of a 1972 Buick Riviera, and avid NASCAR fan. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Saturday Sept. 1, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. His service officiated by the Rev. Anne Mowery and interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/29/2007.
Wellsboro Agitator – March 20, 1907
Keeneyville, March 18 – Mrs. Maria Vincent Price, died at Keeneyville, March 10th, in the eightieth year of her age. She was born in Cayuga county, N.Y., July 2, 1827. She married Mr. Isaac Price in August 1855, and seven children were born to them, three daughters and four sons. One son and one daughter preceded her to the spirit land. She joined the Free Baptist church 49 years ago. Her husband, two daughters and three sons are surviving and 30 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral was held in the Keeneyville Baptist church on Wednesday, Rev. R. M. Cloud officiating; burial in Farmington
VONADA SHARON BURKET
Sharon V., Age 66, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 2, 2007 after a brief battle with cancer. Sharon was the daughter of the late Raymond Vonada and Geraldine Vonada of Flemington, PA. She was predeceased by her sister, Janet Gummo. Sharon is survived by her husband, Kenneth A. Burket of Horseheads; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and David Brosnahan, with their children, Erin, Ryan and Sean, all of Davie, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and John Galbraith of Bellefonte, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Joyce Vonada of Vero Beach, FL; mother-in-law, Marjorie Walker of Lewisburg, PA; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Deanna and James Moore of Huntingdon, PA, Constance and Len Diller of Punta Gorda, FL, and Ned Gummo of Pleasant Gap, PA. Sharon's son, Kevin, also died at home on September 1, 2007, after a brief battle with cancer. Sharon attended Lock Haven State University, earning a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She married Kenneth Burket in 1962 and recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Sharon had a long career in the Corning-Painted Post School District, serving as a Kindergarten Teacher at Carder School for 29 years. Sharon loved reading, cooking, watching football, and spending time with her three grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to a joint Memorial Service for Sharon and Kevin on Friday, September 7, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1054 W. Clinton Street. Donations in Sharon's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/4/2007.
WATKINS Colonel, Jr.
On August 8, 2007, Colonel Watkins, Jr., 70 years of age, died at Orange Park Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida following a long illness. Colonel was born in Waynesboro, GA, to the late Colonel Watkins, Sr. and Fronia Butler Watkins. He is predeceased by brothers, King Edward Watkins and Walter Watkins. He leaves his stepmother, Doreatha Watkins; children, Colonel Watkins III, and Cora Watkins and spouse, Dedria Watkins. He will be greatly missed by sisters, Laura Belle Watkins, Beverly Watkins Jenkins and Carolyn Watkins; his longtime companion, Beverly Cubero and her family; special cousin, Willie B. Sapp; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A memorial service and luncheon will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2007, at 12:00 p.m. at Monumental Baptist Church in Elmira, New York. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/30/2007 - 8/31/2007.
WEST Wilbur L.
Age 61, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Sunday, September 9, 2007. Friends may call on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2007, at the Stony Fork Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dennis B. Crumb officiating. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/11/2007.
Daily Review June 2004
Mrs. Nettie Whipple Canfield, age 88, of the Highlands Care Center, in Laporte, died on Sunday evening, June 27, 2004, at the Highlands. She was formerly of Athens and Meshoppen, Pa. Nettie was born in Laceyville, on April 23, 1916, daughter of the late Earl J. and Myrtle Brotzman Whipple. She was a graduate of Laceyville High School, class of 1934. She was married to Frederick A. Canfield, June 24, 1936. They had their married life together in the Meshoppen area, until her husband died on Feb. 12, 1975. She assisted her husband in the working of their farm. She had also been employed as a seamstress, in Meshoppen, and she was later a cook, at Hitchcock's Restaurant, in Laceyville. While in the Meshoppen area, she was an active member of the South Auburn United Methodist Church, for many years. She was also a Sunday school teacher and a member of the W.S.C.S. While in the Athens area, after moving there in 1983, she became a member of the Athens United Methodist Church. Nettie was a 50-year member of the South Auburn Grange No. 1188, and a past member of the Rebecca Lodge of Laceyville, Pa. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Joseph Colegrove of Laceyville; two sons and daughters-in-law; Tracey and Janet Canfield of Meshoppen, Pa., and Cleon and Patricia Canfield of Laceyville; three sisters, Mrs. Lelia Carpenter of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Betty Bishop of Springville, Pa., and Mrs. Earline Dockins of Alta, Ga.; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence Whipple, LeRoy Whipple and Ora Whipple. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with the Rev. Don Sutherland of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the funeral home, on Wednesday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions to the South Auburn United Methodist Church, C/O Mrs. Bea Gardner of RR2, Box 165B, Meshoppen, Pa. 18630. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
WILSON JAMES D
James D. Wilson
In memory of our dear father and brother I write these lines:
Dearest Father and Brother
thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply
feel; But 'tis God
That hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
We miss thee but we know
thou art at rest.
WITTERS Harold H.
Pittsford: September 2, 2007 at age 95. Survived by his wife of 73 years, Dorothy Durrans Witters; daughters, Marcia Witters Parker (John) and Linda Witters Baker; grandchildren, Lisa Parker LaSorsa (Vincent), David J. Parker (Maureen), Jennifer Baker Stahmer (Richard), and Todd D. Baker (Erin); great-grandchildren, John, Andrew, Kristin, Luke, and Alexander LaSorsa, Cole and Trent Parker, and Abigale Baker. Mr. Witters was predeceased by another granddaughter, Lindsay Parker Neiswender in 2004. Having received Education degrees at the former Brockport Normal School, Buffalo State Teachers College, and at the University of Rochester, he served a total of 50 years as a teacher and principal in New York State school systems, including Elmira and West Irondequoit. Mr. Witters was a member of the Elmira Kiwanis Club, the Rochester chapter of SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives), and St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Rochester. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 7th, 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Rd. (corner of East Ave.), Rochester, NY. Following the memorial service, the family will greet friends in the parish hall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Interment was at the convenience of the family at White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in his memory to Visiting Nurse Hospice and Palliative Care, 2180 Empire Boulevard, Webster, NY 14580 or to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14602. Arrangements by Anthony Funeral & Cremation Chapels, Rochester, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/6/2007.
WOODLEY Philip H.
74, of Gaines, PA, formerly of Manheim, PA, died Wednesday, September 12, 2007, in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born March 20, 1933 in Hastings, PA, he was the son of the late William and Anna (Lentz) Woodley. On September 9, 1988 in Manheim, PA, he married the former Camille Fischer who survives. Mr. Woodley served in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne. He was a machinist at Alcoa, RCA and retired from Armstrong World Industries. He then moved to Tioga County and worked for the Department of Forestry in Ansonia. Philip was an avid hunter and fisher, and especially enjoyed ice fishing. He was a member of St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton, the Galeton Moose, the American Legion in Lititz, PA, and a former member of the Galeton VFW. Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Michael Woodley of Johnstown, PA, Jeffery Nau of Columbia, PA, James Nau of Lancaster, PA, John Alexander of Columbia, SC; eight daughters, Denise Hill of League City, TX, Michelle Ramus of Tampa, FL, Elizabeth Kontry of Houston, TX, Deanna Smith of Largo, FL, Jolene Hake of Columbia, PA, Josetta Reese of Columbia, PA, Judith Weiss of Mountville, PA, Jeanette Good of Columbia, PA; three brothers, Ronald Woodley of Clayton, NY, Daniel Woodley of Clayton, NY, Jerry Woodley of Hastings, PA; one sister, Carol Ann Kane of Hastings, PA; 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Philip was predeceased by his first wife, Delores (Hackman) Woodley in 1974. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 15, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Friends may call at the church on Saturday, September 15, 2007, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Columbia, PA on Monday, September 17, 2007, from 10:30-12:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lancaster, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/14/2007.
? SHOOK Amber C.
Funeral service for Amber C. Shook, age 84, Auburn Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, who died September 5, 2007 at Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach, will be 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 8th, at Settle-Wilder, New Smyrna Beach Chapel with the Reverend Sarah Lund, United Church of Christ, New Smyrna Beach, officiating. Entombment will follow at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater. Calling hours will be 12:30 p.m. until service time. Born in Liberty, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Shook, a beautician, came to this area in 1971 from Pennsylvania. She attended beauty school in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Shook, formerly of Edgewater and Orlando, was a member of United Methodist Church in Edgewater. She was a former Chaplain of the Fraternal Order of Elks 4242, New Smyrna Beach. Mrs. Shook enjoyed gardening, cooking and pets. She and her husband owned the Wagon Wheel Motel and Restaurant in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. She is survived by a sister, Bernadine and her husband, Don Brown of Pine City, New York; sister-in-law, Joanne Shook of Jacksonville; stepdaughters, Nancy and her husband, Joel Hart of Montoursville, Pennsylvania and Joanne Matter of Cherry Hill, New Jersey; two nieces, Diane and her husband, Gary Kreger of Campbell, New York, Patricia and her husband, John Benson of Pine City, New York; five stepgrandchildren, six step great-grandchildren. Donations can be made in Mrs. Shook's memory to: Hospice of Volusia / Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Florida 32129; or the American Heart Association, Florida Affiliate Volusia/Flagler, 555 W. Granada Blvd., Suite A-1, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/7/2007.
? TOWER Marjorie Elizabeth
Age 90, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Newfield, NY. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, September 11th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, September 12th, at 10 a.m. Rev. Robert Atkins will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Halsey Valley Cemetery, Halsey Valley, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Marjorie through donations to Bethany Manor, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/11/2007.
? WOOD MARY CHARLOTTE
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our deep appreciation to our friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness during the illness and following the death of our wife and grandmother, Mrs. Mary Charlotte Wood and for the flowers, cars and the singers at the funeral. –Joseph Wood and Grandchildren.