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.
ABRAHAMSON – Elsa Helene Verbjar, 93, of Galeton, died peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 27, 1913, in Galeton, she was the daughter of Frederick and Ellen Johnson Abrahamson. Friends called at Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006. Funeral Services were held Sunday, Dec. 10 in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galeton. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III officiated. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915. – Mansfield Gazette, 13 Dec. 2006
AYERS Mary J.
Age 58, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, September 25, 2007 after a long battle with cancer. Mary was the daughter of Martha Wright Ayers and the late Paul F. Ayers. In addition to her mother, Mary is survived by her brother, LeRoy H. (Carol) Ayers; three nieces, one great niece, many cousins; and an extended family and friends in Elmira, California and Florida. She is a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Class of 1967, and the Elmira Business Institute. Mary retired from Horiba Instruments Company of Irvine, CA, as a Credit Analyst. The family would especially like to thank Mary's friends and caregivers, Sharon Pinterich Ryerson of Corning, NY and Barbara Call Day of Redlands, CA for their love and care during her illness. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira NY. Contributions in Mary's name can be made to Catholic Charities, 215 E. Church St., Elmira NY 14901 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830. Arrangement by McInerny Funeral Home.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/10/2007.
BACHMAN – Marie L. Sopper, 79, of State College died Friday, July 28, 2006 at Nittany Medical Center. Born April 19, 1927, she was the daughter of Albert and Katherine Nachtigal Bachman. She is survived locally by a daughter, Kathy [Dave] Moore of Wellsboro. Visitation was held Sunday, July 30 at the Koch Funeral Home, State College. Services were held Monday, July 31 at Mr. Nittany United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Else officiating. Burial was made in Centre County Memorial Park. – Mansfield Gazette, 2 Aug. 2006
BARROWCLIFF – Barbara J. [Barrowcliff] Jones Hagar, 77, of Troy, formerly of Mansfield, died on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Troy Community Hospital surrounded by her family. Barbara was born on July 28, 1929 in Sayre. She was the daughter of the late Cyreno E. and Doris A. [Foreman] Barrowcliff. Barbara was a homemaker, but more than a homemaker she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved to play cards and board games, put puzzles together, sew, crochet, and embroider. She also had a love for red cardinals and her angel collection. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where she was a member of the church choir. She loved to sing in their Christmas Cantatas and in Sunday morning worship. Barbara’s family was the love of her life. They include her daughter, Lucinda J. Ammerman of Troy; her sons, Lonnie R. [Rose] Jones Sr. of Troy, Robert A. [Darlene] Jones Sr. of Millington, Tenn., Dale R. [Colleen] Jones of Mainesburg, William E. [Penny] Jones of Atoka, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; sisters Shirley [Harold] Canfield of Laceyville, Nancy [Paul] Parsons of Gilford, NY; brother, David [Beverly] Barrowcliff of Sayre; sister-in-law, Marion Barrowcliff of California; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Lloyd R. Jones; her second husband, Fordyce J. Hagar; her son, Roger G. Jones; her grandson, Randy M. Ammerman; her brother, Harvey Barrowcliff; and her sister, Phyllis Vanderpool. Family and friends were invited to call from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday night, May 25 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., Troy. The funeral service was held on Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with her pastor, Steven Neff officiating. The graveside committal service took place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 26 in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. – Mansfield Gazette, 30 May 2007
BEARDSLEY David G.
Died on the 6th day of October, 2007, at the age of 66 in Vale, NC. He was born in Elmira, NY to Clyde and Myrtle Beardsley. He was predeceased by father, Clyde L. Beardsley Sr.; his children, James D. and Lynette. He is survived by his mother, Myrtle Towner of Elmira, NY; brother, George E. Harrington of Akron, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Clyde L. Jr. and Janet Beardsley of Montana and Dansville, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia A. and Thomas F. Walker of Pine City; brother, Gordon Clark Beardsley of NM; brother and sister-in-law, Richard D. and Helen Beardsley of Conesus, NY; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. David graduated from Thomas A. Edison HS, continued his college education and was employed by the United States Government/Air Force as a logistics writer retiring in 2006. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Funeral Services will be private. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/16/2007.
BENN – Lois S. Batterson, 82, of Gaines, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born April 10, 1924, in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of William and Della Ladd Benn. On Feb. 10, 1945, in Elmira, she married Richard E. Batterson, Jr., who survives. She was a member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star #33 in Westfield and attended the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines. Surviving besides her husband are four sons, Larry [Kathy] Batterson of Beech Creek, Bruce [Pauline] Batterson of Galeton, Philip [Janice] Batterson of Gaines, Timothy [Teri] Batterson of Galeton; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, William L. Batterson in 2000; her stepfather, Philip C. Schwab; and her stepmother, Mabel Benn. Friends called at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006 with services following. The Rev. David K. Shultz and Teri Batterson co-officiated. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the OES Scholarship Fund, Westfield, PA 16950, the Gale Hose Ambulance, Galeton, PA 16922, or the Galeton Library, Galeton, PA 16922. Arrangements were entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Mansfield Gazette, 25 Oct. 2006
BESS - LEE David E.
Age 40, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at his home. Born on September 15, 1967 in Lock Haven, PA, he was the son of Betty Strose of Lamar, PA. David was married to Loretta (Bess) Bess-Lee. David was proud of his daughters and enjoyed spending time with them. He was employed as a support manager for Wal-Mart in Big Flats, NY. David was an avid hunter who enjoyed the outdoors and wildlife. In addition to his wife, Loretta, he is survived by his mother and stepfather, Betty and Jim Strose of Lamar, PA; two daughters, Abby and Harleigh Lee of Clearfield, PA; two brothers, Clarence "Pete" Peter Lee of Lamar, PA, Tom Lee of Mill Hall, PA; and one sister, Leanne Lee of Mill Hall, PA. Private services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Cedar Springs Cemetery, Mill Hall, PA. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/13/2007.
BOROWICK – Joseph J. Borowick, 71, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born Nov. 5, 1934 in Boonville, NY, the son of Stanley and Mary Brach Borowick. Joseph was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church and was employed there and at Park Hill Manor. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran. Surviving are sisters, Frances Palmer of Vero Beach, Fla., Jean Card of Largo, Fla., Margaret Hunkins of Lowville, NY, Joan Wilson of Middlebury Center; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Tam Tarsowicz. There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Aug.3 at 2 p.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church, Wellsboro with Revs. Joseph Manarchuck and Shane Kirby, celebrants. Burial will be in St. Josephs Cemetery, Boonville, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter’s Catholic Church Building fund. – Mansfield Gazette, 2 Aug. 2006
BOWER William Sherman
Of 62 Cross Lane, Covington, PA, died October 7, 2007, leaving his wife of 40 years, Brenda Dibble Bower; two daughters, Diedre and Joseph McGallicher of Montgomery, Texas, and Angela and Harold Berguson Jr. of Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; two grandchildren, Anthony McGallicher and Evelyn Berguson; four brothers, Richard and Ethel Bower of Newberry, Ohio, John and June Bower of Troy, PA, Robert and Marilyn Bower of Covington, PA, and Dale and Kathy Bower of Auburn, NY; five sisters, Eloise and Norman Hilfiger of Covington, PA, Jean and Richard Ogden of Blossburg, PA, Jeannette and Gary Belz of Tioga, PA, Linda and John Roupp of Arnot, PA, Marce and Ron Giles of Mansfield, PA; several nieces and nephews. William was preceded by father, John; and mother, Evelyn; and two brothers, David and Raymond. Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, PA, Friday, October 12, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Dave Dressler officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/10/2007.
BRION – Bertha Handwerk, 86, of Montoursville, formerly of Germania, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006 in Sycamore Manor, Mountoursville. Born Sept. 24, 1920 in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Ivor and Hazel Repard Brion. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 22 in St. Bibiana Church, Galeton. Burial was in St. Germain Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements were entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Mansfield Gazette, 29 Nov. 2006
Age 83, of Horseheads, died peacefully on Sunday, October 14, 2007, surrounded by her loving family at Robert Packer Hospital after complications due to a gallbladder surgery at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on November 12, 1923, to John and Nellie Brown in Nanticoke, PA, but has resided in Horseheads, NY, for most of her life. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Ken) Brenza; and her granddaughters, Amber and Kristen Brenza of Horseheads; as well as her sisters, Edith Walton and Marion Clemens. She is predeceased by her parents; her brother, John Brown; her sisters, Irene Christian and Hannah Passmore; and her brother-in-law, Henry F. Walton Jr. She is also survived by her extended family, nieces, Sylvia (Dave) Starkweather of Erin, and Sandra Howe of Elmira Heights; nephews, Roger (Bonnie) Walton and Ronald Walton, both of Horseheads; their families, Jim (Karen) Buchanan, Kim Buchanan and her friend, Steve, Tom (Michelle) Buchanan, all of Erin, Roger Jr. (Kim) Walton of Maryland, Chris (Tiffany), Brandon and Alisha Walton, Jason, Jessica, and Janelle Walton, Devon and Lilly Walton, all of Horseheads, Ashley, Amy, and Arica Buchanan, Amanda, CJ, and Mia Buchanan, all of Erin, Mackenzie and Garret Walton of Maryland; her good friend and neighbor, Norm Adams; and many other nieces and nephews. Jennie was a kind and loving woman who cherished each moment spent with her family. Jennie also held a special place in her heart for: the Chemung County Fair, Cheetos, her fish, sitting on her front porch, and feeding the birds. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, October 18, 2007, from 5-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place in the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to the Horseheads Animal Shelter, 150 Wygant Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/17/2007.
Age 83, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, October 14, 2007, surrounded by her loving family at Robert Packard Hospital after complications due to a gallbladder surgery at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on November 12, 1923 and resided in Horseheads with her sister, Edith Walton. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Ken) Brenza and her granddaughters, Amber and Kristen Brenza of Horseheads. Further family and funeral information with the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, will be announced upon completion. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/16/2007.
BROWN – Leonard W. Brown, 71, of Galeton, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born Sept. 12, 1935, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Ella Dugan Brown. A graveside service will be held at West Hill Cemetery, Galeton on Friday, March 1 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Karl W.O. Runser, III will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Mansfield Gazette, 28 Feb. 2007
BUTLER – Ina Mae Butler Snyder MacLean, 80 of Vestal, NY, died at Bridgewater Nursing Center, Binghamton, NY on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 30 years, Archie MacLean; three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty [John] Bergin of Schenectady, NY, Linda [Frederic] Thomas of Owego, NY, Joanne [Jeffrey] Levan of Montoursville; three sons and daughters-in-law, John [Patricia] Snyder of Rantoul, Ill., William [Linda Lee] Snyder of West Leechburg, Gary Snyder of Salt Flat, Texas; step son and daughter-in-law, Archie [Carol] MacLean of Freemont, Calif.; several grand and great grandchildren; sister, Gertrude Howatson of Cheyenne, WY.; brother, Gordon Butler of Colton, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Vestal, NY; was the former continuity director for WNBF and WKOP radio stations in the 1960s and was the church editor and feature writer for the Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin. Ina Mae was also the author of the book, “If they had only asked me.” Funeral and interment services will be held Thursday, Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main St., Endicott, NY with the Rev. Nadine Ridley, co-pastor of her church, officiating. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 731 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203. – Mansfield Gazette, 14 February 2007
BYERS – Merle D. Byers, 67, of McKnightstown, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 at the York Hospital. Born Jan. 27, 1939 in Gettysburg, he was the son of Margaret Shelleman Byers of Gettysburg and the late Merle G. Byers. Mr. Byers was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1956 to 1960. He retired in 2001 after 35 years of service as a traffic line foreman with PennDOT. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Gettysburg, Cashtown Fire Department, Biglersville Legion Post #202, Gettysburg Eagles #1562, VFW Post #15 in Gettysburg, Loyal Order of Moose #1526 in Gettysburg, Adams County Fish and Game, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, VFW Post #7343 in Mt. Holly Springs, Voiture #731 40&8, Gettysburg, VFW in Liberty, VFW in Blossburg, Deer X-ing Detachment, Inc., Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Arnot Sportsmen Club, Shoshonean Rod and Gun Club, Theodore Roosevelt VFW Post #167, and the Masons. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dorothy L. Keller Byers; mother, Margaret Shelleman Byers of Gettysburg; daughter, Donna Claassen of McKnightstown; three sons, Dale Byers of Biglerville, Dave Byers of McKnightstown, Donald Byers of Biglerville; two sisters, Lorretta Hoffman of New Oxford, Lavetta “Bunny” Caskey of Gettysburg; eight grandchildren, Cody and Ashley Claassen, Derek, Dwight, Devin, Carrie, Katie and Danielle Byers; and one great grandson, Nathan. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Derek, Dwight, Devin and Carrie Byers, Cody and Ashley Claassen. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg with the Rev. Michael E. Allwein officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Flohrs Cemetery, McKnightstown. A viewing will be held Thursday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cashtown Fire Department, Cashtown, PA 17310. – Mansfield Gazette, 20 Sept. 2006
CLOSE – Angeline G. [Angie] James, 80, of Rectory Lane, Wellsboro died July 8, 2006 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was the wife of Howard A. James whom she married Oct. 7, 1950. Angie was born Jan. 12, 1926 in Galeton, the daughter of the late Alfred and Rose Pagano Close. She was a graduate of Galeton High School; St. Mary’s Nursing School, Rochester, NY; and was a retired registered nurse at the operating room of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was nurse for Bachman, Erway, Wilson, Coolidge and Webster, and a supervisor at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Angie was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wellsboro, and loved her family and traveling. She enjoyed needlepoint, playing scrabble and was an avid reader. Surviving besides her husband, are son and daughter-in-law, David M. and Sally [Hazleton] James of Norfolk, VA; brothers and sister-in-law, George and Ilene Close of Galeton, James and Kay Close of Harpers Ferry, W. VA; two grandchildren, Alyssa James, Austin James; aunts, Edith Piaquadio of Galeton, P. and Genny Tarentelli of Corning, NY; uncles, Carmine Pagano of Galeton, Fred Pagano of Florida and Ernest Pagano of Galeton; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, LaRue and Audrey James of Westfield, Edwin James of DuBois, Russell James of Ely, Nev.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Tome Close of Galeton, and Charles Close of Troy. Friends and family are invited to Angie’s Life Celebration on Thursday, July 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. The Recitation of Prayers will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Central Ave., Wellsboro, with Rev. Jack Manarchuck officiating. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. If desired, Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701. Or to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110. – Mansfield Gazette, 12 July 2006
Wellsboro Agitator - January 13, 1909
Fatally Injured - H. Cole, of Harrison Valley, Had Leg Torn Off and Was Internally Injured
A shocking accident occurred at the Harrison Valley tannery Friday morning from the effects of which Hardey Cole lost his life. For some reason he went under the leach house where his clothing entangled in the drag chain which carries away bark from the leaches. He was quickly carried to the sproket wheel where his left leg was torn off at the knee. Dr. Roe, of Harrison Valley, and Dr. Mastin, of Westfield, were called, who, as the only chance to save the man's life, amputated the leg just below the hip, but owing to the shock and internal injuries he failed to rally and died at 8 o'clock Friday night. Mr. Cole was a man between 60 and 65 years of age. He is survived by his wife and several adult children. He had been a resident of Harrison Valley and an employee at the tannery for 12 or 15 years. (Buried Mills Cemetery, Harrison Twp, PA)
COLE – Joyce Van Gorder, 79, of Sherman St., Galeton, died Sunday, March 25, 2007. Joyce was born in Galeton on March 21, 1928, the daughter of the late Lewis and Effie Birchard Cole. She was valedictorian of her graduating class of Galeton High School, Class of 1946. She married her husband, William Van Gorder on Oct. 7, 1947, and he predeceased her on Dec. 14, 2000. Joyce had two siblings who predeceased her, infant sister, Carole Ann Cole; brother Lewis William [Bill] Cole; and nephew, Geno Cole. Joyce was employed part time for the Bell Telephone Company and Galeton Production Company. Her biggest job was as a wife and mother to her eight children. Joyce was always helping with her grandchildren and we sought her advice many times. She was always available to help anyone of us at anytime. She was a great baker and liked to sit on the porch swing and look at her flowers and talk to the neighbors and her friends. Survivors are George Van Gorder, Debra [Jan] Tara Bori, Terry [Donna] Van Gorder, Coleen [Phil] Osgood, Diane [Mark] Olson, Denise [Larry] Smith, Marc [Kim] Van Gorder, Keith [Evonne] Van Gorder, all of Galeton. Joyce is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; special sister-in-law and friend, Beatrice [Osani] Cole of Abilene, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews. At Joyce’s request a private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. If desired, memorials may be made to Gale Hose Ambulance, Galeton Fire Company, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Mansfield Gazette, 28 March 2007
CRUMLEY Steven W.
Age 25, recently of Elmira and formerly of Ohio and Tennessee, died unexpectedly on Sat., Oct. 13, 2007. Steven was born in Decatur, IL, Oct. 22, 1981. He is survived by his mother, Pamela and Jerry Goins of North Wales, PA; father, Kenneth (Jill) Crumley of the Philippines; maternal grandmother, Margaret Peto of Akron, OH; paternal grandfather, Paul Crumley of Elizabethton, TN; the love of his life, Holly Baumgardner also of Elmira, NY; sister, Samantha (Nicholas) Olson of Alpharetta, GA; stepbrothers, Wayne (Frances) Goins of Baltimore, MD, Phillip (Angie) Goins of Douglasville, GA, Brian (Juliana) Goins of Naples, FL; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his uncle, Brian Estep. Steven was a longtime employee and roughnek with several gas exploration companies. He was for the past 7 years employed with Fortuna Energy in Big Flats, NY. An avid collector of memorabilia and other grand oddities, he was also an avid fisherman and car enthusiast, and owner of Z06 Corvette. Steven was a hard working, proud and loyal man with a gentle heart. Your love will remain in our hearts forever. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, from 6-8:00 p.m. where a celebration of his life will follow at 8:00 p.m. Burial services will take place privately in Blueridge, GA, at a later date. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/17/2007.
DANFORTH JANA JO DOYLE
Jana Jo (Danforth), 60, Hammondsport, NY, died peacefully in her home on October 15, 2007 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Jana was known for her beautiful smile, her varied interests, her sense of humor, and her love for family and friends. Born March 31st, 1947 in Ilion, NY, she was named Jana Jo after a horse that was racing in New York that weekend. The horse won the race. She attended Ilion Schools and excelled in swimming, dancing, and cheerleading. Upon graduation, she worked for the Oneida National Bank in Utica. Jana and her husband, Mike, were married in 1967 at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. They lived in Merced, California, in Syracuse, and then Rochester where Mike practiced law and Jana tended to a young family. They moved to Hammondsport in 1976 to begin a lifelong passion for winemaking in the Finger Lakes. In the mid 1990's, Jana and Mike revived the historic Pleasant Valley Wine Company. Jana was a fixture in the Visitor Center, greeting people, sharing the history of the company, and helping visitors find just the right wine. She loved golf and was a volunteer for many years at the LPGA Corning Classic. She was a member of the Bath Country Club, and on major weekends could be found perched in front of the television watching her idol, Tiger Woods. Jana had a passion for music and loved introducing friends to her newest favorites. She was known to play Neil Diamond, Barbara Streisand, Roy Orbison, and Josh Groban, among others, over and over. Survivors include her husband, Michael; son, Patrick (Casey) of Binghamton; daughter, Pamela (Adam) Gee of Elmira; son, Matthew (Carre) of Hammondsport; grandchildren, Mary Katherine and Michael, Nathaniel and Samuel, and Jacob, Gabrielle and Zachary; sister, Sandy Ebner of Parsippany, NJ; brother, Robert Danforth of South Africa; brother, Glenn Danforth of Ilion; sister, Shelly Morris of Ilion; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, John; her dear mother, Wilma; and her faithful companion, Tanner, a Brittany Spaniel. Friends and relatives are invited to call at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath on Friday, October 19th, 2007, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Gabriel's Church in Hammondsport on Saturday, October 20th, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901; Finger Lakes Humane Society, 7315 Route 54, Bath, NY 14810; or the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/17/2007.
ELY Albert W.
Age 86, of Burdett, NY, died Tuesday, October 9, 2007, at the Peach Tree Nursing Facility, Ithaca, NY. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, with a funeral service following at 1:00 p.m. Burial and committal services will be held at the Hector Presbyterian Cemetery, Hector, NY. Albert was predeceased by his wife, Ruberta; children, Edward Ely and Sharon Gerh; and brother, Floyd Ely. He is survived by two grandchildren, Craig Gehr of Connecticut, and Melissa (Gerh) Deplanche of Kentucky. Also, nieces Mary (Ely) Moore and husband, David of Ithaca, Marie (Ely) Baumgardner and husband, Joseph of Burdett, Margaret (Ely) Ward and husband, Norman of Elmira; and nephew, David Ely and wife, Irina of Burdett. Born on March 9, 1921, to Ralph and Ina (Fenton) Ely, Albert was a lifelong resident of the Hector community and a descendent of one of the first families settling Hector after the Revolutionary War. He was a retiree of Corning Glass Works. Those wishing to remember Albert may consider a donation in his memory to the Hector Presbyterian Church, PO Box 96, Hector, NY 14841. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/12/2007.
EMELSKI Gregory T.
Age 56, of Horseheads, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at home. He is survived by his mother, Stella J. Emelski, Horseheads; sisters, Patrcia (Karl) Salo, Palm City, FL, Jean (Paul) Horton, Horseheads; several aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his father, Harry in September 1995; grandparents, Frank and Tekla "Tillie" Yamelski and Stanley and Josephine Peck. He was a member of the Mark Twain Barbershop Chorus, a communicant of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Checker-Flag Four, Harley Owners Group, former announcer and volunteer at Watkins Glen International, graduate of RIT, former employee of Toshiba and worked at Corning Inc. It was Greg's wish that there be no calling hours. A private Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation in Greg's memory to Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church, 140 Horseheads Blvd., Elmira, NY 14903; or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/5/2007 - 10/7/2007.
FENNELL – Betty L. Williams, 93 of RR, Gaines, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born July 8, 1913 in Middle Grove, Ill., she was the daughter of Herbert and Sarah Douglas Fennell. Betty was married to Guy L. Williams, who predeceased her on Sept. 5, 1998. Mrs. Williams owned and operated the Williams Motor Court in Ansonia with her husband. She was a member of the Galeton First Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughter, Sonya [James] Holleran of Wellsboro, Tanya [Sidney] Spencer of Pine Valley, NY; five grandchildren, James [Shelli] C. Holleran, Jr., Spring [Chris] R. Lohr, Jennifer Spencer, Jeremy Spencer, Nathan Spencer; three great grandchildren, Nolan Lohr, Jessa Lohr, Madison Lohr; several nieces and nephews, including Sharon [Charlie] Dincher of Mansfield. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters. Friends called today, Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton with funeral services immediately following. Burial was made in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements were entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Mansfield Gazette, 13 Sept. 2006
FLINCHBAUGH – Dorothy E. [Flinchbaugh] Hassler, 81, formerly of Wellsboro departed this earth on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006 after a lengthy illness. She was residing at Manor Care North, York at the time of her death. Dorothy was the wife of David W. Hassler with whom she celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on July 7 . Dorothy was born in York, on Oct. 4, 1924, a daughter of James and Irene [Doll] Flinchbaugh. She graduated from North York High School in 1942. Dorothy resided in York, most of her life before retiring with her husband, David, to Wellsboro in 1986. Dorothy is also survived by four children, David J. Hassler and wife, Carol of York, Wayne E. Hassler of Goodyear, Ariz., Pamela K. Ness and husband, Jeffrey of York, Keith A. Hassler of York; four grandchildren, Wendy L. Borofski of McMurray, Todd E. Hassler of Annapolis, Md., Ryan J. Ness M.D. of Houston, Texas, Heather L. Ness of Wilmington, NC; four great grandchildren, Alexander, Emma and Annie Borofski, Olivia Hassler; one brother, David Flinchbaugh of Panama City Beach, Fla.; sister, Arlene Shipkosky of York; seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Flinchbaugh. Dorothy was a homemaker and mother and also worked in her husband’s business and Danskin, Inc. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s [Wolf’s] Evangelical Covenant Church. A service celebrating Dorothy’s life was held today, Wednesday, Sept. 20, at St. Paul’s [Wolf’s] Evangelical Covenant Church, York, with the Rev. Matthew H. Stillman officiating. Interment will be held in Mt. Rose Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A visitation followed the service at the church. Heffner Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., York was in charge of the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3544 North Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9638 or St. Paul’s [Wolf’s] E.C.C. Church, 4501 Wolf’s Church Road, York, PA 17404. God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put his arms around you and whispered “Come to Me”. A golden heart stopped beating. Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. – Mansfield Gazette, 27 Sept. 2006
GILLESPIE WILMA C. WILEY
Wilma C. "Willie" - Age 66, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died Monday, July 9th, at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor, ME, after a 20-year battle with multiple sclerosis. She was born October 14th, 1940 in Weymouth, MA, the daughter of Clifford J. and Viola S. Gillespie and was a graduate of Weymouth High School. On October 26th, 1963, she married Malcolm C. Wiley and they resided in Hudson, MA, until 1968 when they moved to Horseheads, NY. In October 2006, they moved to Boothbay Harbor, ME, to be near their daughter and family. Although confined to a wheelchair for many years, she continued to visit nursing home residents and enjoyed the weekly meetings of the local multiple sclerosis craft group. She believed in angels and loved to have images of angels around her. To keep her memory alive, the family has created a garden in the shape of an angel at her daughter's Boothbay property which will contain Willie's ashes. She was predeceased by her mother, father, and brother, Wes Gillespie. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Malcolm C. Wiley of Boothbay; two daughters, Susan L. Wiley of Phoenix, AZ and Pamela J. Wiley and her husband, Lester Spear of Boothbay; three grandchildren, Camden, Simon, and Ella Spear; three brothers, James Gillespie, John Gillespie, and Robert Gillespie and their families. A service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, October 13th, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a reception at First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY, with Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/10/2007 - 10/11/2007.
GREEN – Garland B. Green, 91, of Tioga, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. He was the husband of Dorothy Patt Green. Garland was born July 1, 1915 in Hyndman, the son of Zebiediah and Bessie Aberle Green. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tioga. Garland was a World War II United States Army veteran. Garland is survived by his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Albert and Carole Green of Houston, Texas, Gene and Helen Green of Humble, Texas; step son and step daughter-in-law, Tim and Kim Kinton of Naples, NY; step daughter and step son-in-law, Jill and Fred Wesley of Prattsburgh, NY; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Garland was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Green in 1980 and a brother, Albert J. Green. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Tioga with Rev. Albert Leonard as celebrant. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made in Garland’s name to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, c/o Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, 16933. Services are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. – Mansfield Gazette, 20 Dec. 2006
HARBISON - HOWITT Lena Mae
died peacefully on Oct. 3, 2007. She was born on July 30, 1926 in Memphis, Tennessee to Harold James and Ethel Lee Harbison. She married the love of her life, Thomas Howitt, Jr. on June 16, 1950. He predeceased her on Sept. 9, 2004. She is survived by her three children: daughter, Pamela (husband, Charlie) of Oakdale, CT; son, Thomas III (wife, Nancy) of Centerville, Ohio; son, James of Corning; seven grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A gracious and caring woman, Mae spent her life supporting and loving her family and cherished friends. She was truly "The Wind Beneath The Wings" of the many people she loved. In the future every time you see a butterfly think of Mae. At her request please send no flowers. The service and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Donations in her memory can be sent to the Salvation Army, the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, Hospice of SECT or the donor's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/5/2007.
HARMAN – Maurice L. [Jeff] Harman, 78, a resident of 607 S. Market St., Muncy, formerly of Blossburg, died on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 at his residence following a brief illness. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 1927, he was the son of the late Karl L. and Ellen [McCormick] Harman. He was the husband of Harriet Joan [Hitesman] Harman with whom he celebrated a 55th wedding anniversary on March 17th . Jeff was a 1945 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School and a 1950 graduate of Lycoming College. He served with the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Jeff was a financial officer. In 1953 he began his career with Sylvania and then joined the Ward Foundry at Blossburg in 1968 as the company controller. He retired in 1992 as a partner of the company. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Muncy, and was a former member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church where he had served as treasurer for 23 years. Jeff was a member of Blossburg F&AM Lodge #350, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Williamsport, the William B. Wilson American Legion Post at Blossburg and was a charter and former member of the Blossburg Kiwanis. Jeff was a former member and past president of the Southern Tioga School District Board of Education. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. In addition to his wife he is survived by four children, James [Kristina] Harman of Seattle, Wash., Ellen [Donald] Tietbohl of York, Daniel [Anne] Harman of Blossburg, Mark [Julie] Harman of East Berlin; two sisters, June [John] Taylor of Montgomery, Faye McNierney of Woodstock, Md.; one brother, Delroy [Shirley] Hall of Silver Spring, Md.; eight grandchildren, Sarah Tietbohl, Seth Tietbohl, Gregory Harman, Michael Harman, Daniel Harman, Caitlin Harman, Jeffrey Harman, and Curtis Harman. He was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor Bonnell in 2004. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006. Interment was in the Muncy Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, PA 17756 or to the Susquehanna Home Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. – Mansfield Gazette, 8 Nov. 2006
HARVEY HELEN R.
In Loving Memory Of...Helen R. Harvey, Elmira, NY
Helen R. Harvey, 93, formerly of West Fifth Street in Corning, NY, died peacefully October 8, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, where she had resided for the past two years. Helen was born August 16, 1914, the only child of Bert R. and Gladys E. Harvey, who have predeceased her. A lifelong resident of Corning and a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Helen was a 1935 graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Elmira. She was a registered nurse and retired after a long career working for the medical practice of Drs. Chauncey and Milton Lapp. Helen loved being a nurse. She loved helping others and enjoyed the friendships that she made with her patients through the years. Helen is survived by many cousins, including Rita (Williams) Wayne of Elmira, Bernard (Barbara) Dailey of Horseheads, and Thomas Paul (Patricia) Dailey of Hornell. She enjoyed special relationships with her cousins and god daughter, Mary Catherine (Graydon) Woodworth of Horseheads, and Michael (Missy) Wayne of Elmira. In addition to her family, Helen leaves behind many cherished and faithful friends in Corning and Elmira. A visitation hour will be held at St. Mary's Church, State St., Corning, NY, Thursday, October 11, 2007, from 2-3 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial. Rev. Bonafice Ewah celebrating at 3 p.m. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. Funeral arrangements are with Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. Helens family acknowledges and thanks Sr. Marie Miller, SSJ, and the staff of St. Joseph's Hospital, especially those who have assisted her in the Skilled Nursing Unit, for the wonderful and loving care they have provided to Helen since October 2005. In lieu of flowers, the family would request contributions to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/10/2007.
HATCH - ETTERS Joyce Hatch
Age 61, of Moshannon, formerly of Millerton, PA, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, October 8, 2007. She was born on September 18, 1946 in Elmira, NY to the late Ralph Hatch and Alma Mock. After many years, she found happiness with a wonderful man, David Etters, which became her husband on July 23, 2005. Unfortunately, she began her fight against life battling cancer a few short months later. Prior to moving to Moshannon, she was a longtime beautician in Pine City, NY. Joyce was one of the first charter members of the Clarence Moose Lodge #1565 Auxiliary Club, a social member of the Frenchville VFW Post 8386, and the Mosquito Creek Sportsmen Club. She enjoyed the outdoors, NASCAR racing (#3 Earnhart), and many good times with family and friends. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, John R. Zack of Elmira, NY and Jolynn Curren (Frank Morich) of Horseheads, NY; three grandchildren, John Zack III, Alexis, and Zachary Curren; stepchildren and step-grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Hatch of Morrisdale, PA; two sisters, Edna D'Andrea (George) of Millerton, PA and Julie Miller (Brian) of Warren, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael Hatch. Friends and family are invited to a public visitation on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, from 5-8 p.m. at the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 106 W. Sycamore St., Snow Shoe, PA 16874. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. John Fraser officiating. Burial will be private on Thursday, October 11, 2007, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Karthus, PA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Jackson Center Church, Millerton, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Clearfield Hospital Hospice, P.O. Box 922, Clearfield, PA16830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/9/2007.
HOCKENBERRY – Patricia “Kay” Hockenberry Hardy Carroll, 59, of Mansfield, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Kay was born on July 14, 1947 in Doylesburg, a daughter of Dallas and Dorothy Kirk Hockenberry. She enjoyed playing bingo, drinking Mountain Dew, and collecting eagles, puzzles, and Tweetie Birds to name a few. Kay is survived by one daughter and a son-in-law, Malissa and Randy DeWalt of Mansfield; granddaughter, Randelle DeWalt of Mansfield; two brothers, Danny Hockenberry of Chambersburg, Dallas Hockenberry Jr. of Carlisle; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Joyce Baughman of Chambersburg, Susan and Glenn McLucas of Greencastle, Peggy and Scott Morris of Chambersburg; nieces and nephews; and a special friend and caregiver, Marjorie Cummings of Mansfield. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Bakerburg Community Church, Gray Valley Road, Mainesburg, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dave Dressler officiating. Burial will be in the Rathbone Family Cemetery, Rathbone, NY. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 27 Sept. 2006
HUDSON ANNE HORN
Anne H., Hector, NY, 53 years, of 12 Brown Rd., Corning, NY, and summer home on Seneca Lake, Hector, NY, died Monday, October 8, 2007, at her residence at Seneca Lake. She was born at the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines, July 21, 1954, the daughter of the late Frank P. and Joyce R. Hudson. She came to the Corning area in 1966, graduating from St. Patrick's Catholic School and Corning Painted Post East High School. She had attended Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA. Anne and John T. Horn were married May 15, 1976 in St. Patrick's Church, Corning, NY. John was the love of her life. They enjoyed many trips and cruises together as well as quiet time at the lake. He predeceased her in 2002. She had been employed with the Wheat Agency of Corning, NY, and Norwest Mortgage Co. of Horseheads, NY. Anne served as the Commissioner of the Mapes-Matthews Rd. Association, Hector, NY. She enjoyed art and was an avid bird watcher, especially her interest in the Peregrine Falcons in Rochester, NY. Surviving are her sister, Eileen M. (Steven) Kremer of Big Flats, NY; brothers, Patrick F. (Carol) Hudson of Port Huron, MD, and Michael P. (Bridget) Hudson of Buffalo, NY; nieces, Katherine Kremer, Erin Hudson, Colleen Hudson, Natalie K. Henkel; nephews, Kevin Kremer, William Hudson, Timothy Hudson, Frank Hudson and Michael Henkel; many cousins; uncles, James (Elaine) Hudson of North Brunswick, NJ, Robert Hudson of Belmar, NJ, John "Jack" (Trina) Kelley of Painted Post, NY, Thomas P. (Mary Ann) Kelley of Kenzington, MD, and Lawrence (Ann) Kelley of Lakeland, FL; sisters-in-law, Martha K. (Thomas) Barnes of Springdale, AR, Rebecca (Norman) Rebenstorf of Tucson, AZ, Anne B. Horn of Phoenix, AZ; also dear friends, Robert and Barbara Nowacoski of Hector, NY. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Friday, October 12, 2007, from 1-3 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow. Rev. Philip Billotte officiating at 3 p.m. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Anne's name to Rochester Falcomcam, c/o Genesee Valley Audubon Society, PO Box 886, Adams Basin, NY 14410-0886; or American Red Cross, Corning Chapter, 123 W. Market St., Corning, NY 14830-2519. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/10/2007.
KOON DELILAH COLE
DELILA (KOON) COLE died Friday morning at 12:30, ?? 1925. Born at Knoxville, PA, September 27, 1847, and came to Coudersport when 19 years of age. Married Lewis B. Cole Jr., in June 17, 1867. Surviving are three sons and a daughter: William Burdette, b. May 17, 1874; Blanche, b. September 19, 1868; Fred Burnum Cole, b. December 9, 1872; Charles, b. June 9, 1876. Two sisters also survive: Mrs. T. J. Gilbert, of Andover, NY and Mrs. William Kimball, of Ayers Hill. Funeral at home on Maple St.
KOON ELIZABETH KIMBALL
MRS. H. ELIZABETH (KOON) KIMBALL - May 8, 1934 - Mrs. H. Elizabeth Kimball died at the home of her son, Sterling Kimball, in Roulette, of pneumonia. Born in Waverly, NY and would have been 85 years old next July. She accompanied her parents to Roulette when a small child and lived all her life in this vicinity. She and her husband, William Kimball, resided for many years on Ayers' Hill. Funeral in roulette and burial in Sweden Hill Cemetery. Survived by her son, Sterling, and three grandchildren: Mrs. Walter Bloomer, Mrs. Simeon Baker and William Kimball, also eleven great grandchildren. Another son, Arthur, died four years ago. Mrs. Kimball was a sister of the late Mrs. L. B. Cole and Mrs. Joseph Gilbert. Both former Coudersport residents.
KOON ROSE GILBERT
MRS. T. J. GILBERT - Rose (Koon) Gilbert, born December 18, 1851 in Livingston County, NY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Koon. Married T. Joseph Gilbert, June 4, 1875, at Coudersport. In August, 1907, she came to Andover with her husband, when he assumed the foremanship of the Andover News, and was resident there for nearly twenty years. Six years ago suffered paralytic stroke and has been a semi-invalid. Devoted member of Baptist Church. For past three and one half years, she with her husband had bee a resident of the I.O.O.F. Grand Lodge Home at Ithaca, NY, and she died there on Saturday morning, July 26, 1930. She died after a short illness of five days. Of her immediate family, she is survived by her husband, T. Joseph Gilbert, of Ithaca; one daughter, Mrs. Eloise Wellington, of Machias, NY; a grandson and two granddaughters; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Kimball, of Roulette, PA. Prayer service at Ithaca and body brought to Andover where funeral held in Baptist Church, Rev. W. L. Greene. Buried in Valley Brook Cemetery. Out of town relatives and friends in attendance at funeral: Mrs. R. D. Wellington and son, V. D. Wellington, of Machias, NY; Charles Cole and Mrs. W. B. Cole, of Coudersport.
KYTE Alvin "Al" E.
Age 88, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Piedmont, TN and Kettering, OH, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are by the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/10/2007.
LEARY – Marian E. Bowman, 68, of 1504 Elk Run Road, Gaines, formerly of Quarryville, died unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 at her winter home in Lakeland, Fla. She was the wife of Glenn D. Bowman. Marian had worked in sales and advertising most of her life. An avid golfer, she was a member of the River Valley Golf and Country Club, Westfield and the Tanglewood Manor Golf Club, Quarryville. Marian was also a member of the North Lakeland Presbyterian Church, Lakeland, Fla. She was born in Chester, a daughter of Ruth Habel Leary of Wilmington, Del., and the late John Leary. In addition to her husband and mother she is survived by son, Michael, Married to Laura McConnell of New Providence, her daughter, Ruth [married to Thomas Nilan] of Holtwood, Patricia [married to Nicholas Chionis] of Ft. Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren; and her brother John [married to Barbara Leary] of Wilmington, Del. The funeral service will be held at Reynolds Funeral Home, 144 East State St., Quarryville on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. the burial will be in New Providence Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Reynolds Funeral Home on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 19 Germania St., Galeton, PA 16922 – Mansfield Gazette, 6 Dec. 2006
LEBER – Tristan Michael Leber, 2 months, of Galeton, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006. He was born July 29, 2006 in Coudersport, the son of Zackary W. Leber and Heather L. Post of Galeton. Tristan is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents, Faith and Randall Howell of Galeton, Jeremy Post of Cresson; maternal great grandfather, Thomas Haner of Wellsboro; paternal grandmother, Debra Laber of Ansonia; paternal grandfather, Dennis Laber of Robbinsville, NJ; paternal great grandparents, Richard and Jean Leber of Robbinsville, NJ; Mark and Polly Confer of Ansonia, Maryjo and Bill Burega of Port Matilda; aunts and uncles; Dennis Leber of Williamsport, Rendale, Randall and Teressa Howell, Justin and Jeremy Post, all of Galeton. Friends called Friday, Oct. 20 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 21 at the funeral home with the Rev. David Brelo officiating. Interment was made in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. – Mansfield Gazette, 25 Oct. 2006
LEWIS Lee A., Sr.
53, of 205 West 11th St., Elmira Heights, NY, died Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Born in Hornell, NY, August 19, 1954, he was the son of Harvey Lewis, Jr. and Louise Henry Lewis. He was a 1973 graduate of Troupsburg Central School. A machinist, he was employed for 27 years at Dresser Rand of Painted Post and was presently employed at Hardinge, Inc. of Elmira. He is survived by his wife, Linda M. Watkins Lewis, whom he married July 2, 2005. Also surviving are his sons, Lee A. (Natalie) Lewis, Jr. of Virginia, Clint (Billie) Lewis of the State of Washington, and Nick (Amy) Lewis of Cameron, NY; his daughter, Tammie (Dan) Rice of Woodhull, NY; his stepsons, David (Tia) Steinfelt of Sayre, PA and Jacob Steinfelt of Little Marsh, PA; his parents, Harvey, Jr. and Louise Lewis of Troupsburg, NY; his sisters, Cheryl (Ted) Mattison of Kendall, NY, Lorette (John) Dempsey of Troupsburg, NY, Angelee (Paul) Estela of Kendall, NY, and Colette Watkins of Wellsboro, PA; his brothers, Randy (Joan) Lewis of Troupsburg, NY, Steven (Linda) Lewis, and Harvey (Sarah) Lewis III, both of Kendall, NY; six granddaughters and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Kaden Lewis. Friends may call Friday, October 12th, 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 13th, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Charles Robards will officiate. Burial will be in Chenango Cemetery, Troupsburg. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/12/2007.
LOOMIS Frederick F.
Age 88 of Elmira, NY died on Thursday October 11, 2007. Fred retired in 1981 as Eastern Sales Engineer for the Clutch and Brakes Division of Facet Enterprises in Elmira Heights, NY. It was Mr. Loomis' wish that there be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at Park Church in Elmira, NY on Saturday October 20, 2007 at a time to be announced. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Fred through memorials to Park Church Memorial Fund, 208 West Gray Street, Elmira, NY 14901, Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, 150 Fox Street, Elmira, NY 14901, or The American Red Cross, 911 Stowell Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, Inc., 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/13/2007.
LYCHALK – Andrew J. Lychalk, Sr., 92, of Galeton, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. Born Oct. 3, 1913 in Josephine, he was the son of Michael and Susan Lucas Lychalk. On Nov. 29, 1941 he married the former Eleanor Pepero, who survives. He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1934 to 1941, mostly at Lyman Run as a First Sergeant. A. World War II veteran, he served with the United States Army as a military policeman in the Pacific Theatre, stationed in Korea. Mr. Lychalk was employed by the Galeton Foundry and Galeton Production Company in the shipping department for many years, retiring in 1978. He was an active member of St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton, member and Past Grand Knight of Columbus Council #693, 4th Degree Assembly #2193, Raymond Richar VFW Post #6611, the Galeton Moose, the Brookland Club, and the National Slovak Society. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Andrew [Evelyn] Lychalk, Jr., John M. Lychalk, both of Galeton; daughter, Mary Ellen [Scott] Miller of Fulton, MD; three grandchildren, Crystal [Todd] Colegrove of Elkland, Cory [Marisa] Sherman of Annapolis, MD, Makenzie Miller of Fulton, MD; three great-grandchildren, Lyke Colegrove, Kendra Colegrove, Ella Sherman; brother, Frank Lychalk of Blairsville; sister, Betty Sheets of St. Petersburg, FL; sister-in-law, Marie Pepero of Galeton; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Dixie K. Lychalk in 2003; one brother; and four sisters. Friends called at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Monday, Sept. 4 with a Vigil Service following. Friends called Tuesday, Sept. 5 at St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton with a Mass of Christian Burial following. The Rev. William M. Calabrese was the Celebrant. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Military Rites were accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. – Mansfield Gazette, 6 Sept. 2006
MARSHALL – Fenton E. Marshall, 54, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 at the Bradford County Manor. Fenton was born Aug. 25, 1952 in Johnson City, NY, the son of Fenton and Pearl Rought Marshall. He attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Wellsboro. Fenton was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Sayre. Fenton is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Laura Marshall of Grand Rapids, Mich., Theresa Marshall of Michigan, Sarah [Troy] McKerchie of Cedar Springs, Mich.; nine grandchildren; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy [Todd] Tice of Covington, Spring Hunter of Dallas, PA, Debbie Fike of Montrose, Wanda [Tim] Yonkin of Montrose; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Fenton was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Raymond Hunter; brother, Gary Hunter; and a grandson. Private graveside services will be held at a later date in the Montrose Cemetery, Montrose. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield, is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 29 Nov. 2006
MURPHY Bridget Anne
Age 28, died on October 3, 2007 in Charlotte, NC, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Bridget was born in Elmira, NY. She is survived by her parents, Dennis and Bernadette Murphy, Webster, NY; sister, Colleen Murphy; aunts, Mary (Ronald) Tucker of Elmira, Elizabeth (Joseph) Justice of TX, Kathleen Mahar of Syracuse, Sheila (Jim) Carroll of Syracuse; uncles, Richard (Anne) Nelan of IL, John M. Jr. (Julie) Murphy of Irondequoit, James (Susan) Murphy of Camillus; several cousins and many dear friends. Bridget was a 2001 graduate of Geneseo University. She was Chief Operating Officer of NEViNSinc. in Charlotte, NC, a non-profit organization that provides job training and placement services for adults with developmental disabilities. Friends may call Monday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1031 Ridge Road, Webster. You are invited to bring a written memory or favorite photo of Bridget for the family's Memory Book. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. at St. Rita's Church, 1008 Maple Drive, Webster. Interment at Webster Union Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be directed to NEViNSinc., 3523 Nevin Road, Charlotte, NC 28269 or to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1200 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY 14624. We shall always remember her beautiful smile, her caring heart and the sound of her laughter. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/7/2007.
MYERS – Elianora Myers, 91, formerly of Collingswood, NJ, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006 at The Laurels in Wellsboro. Surviving are a nephew, Bill Stockton of Blossburg, three great nieces and a great nephew. A private viewing and services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in Lakeview Memorial Park, Riverton, NJ. The Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg is assisting her family with arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, 20 Sept. 2006
NESS – Richard A. “Dick” Ness, Sr., 65, of Mt. Wolf, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Dick was the husband of Carolyn “Carol” Stambaugh Ness for 46 years. He was born Nov. 5, 1941 in Dover, PA, a son of Norman and Verna Weir Ness. Dick retired from Osram Sylvania in York in 1998. Following his retirement he was employed by Yellow Freight in Lancaster, Gohn and Stambaugh Plumbing and Heating in York, and Nessco, Inc. in Mt. Wolf. His favorite pastimes were spending time with his family, pets, hunting, fishing, and weekend visits to the mountains at a family owned hunting camp. Dick was a member of the Zeredatha 451 Masonic Lodge, the Tall Cedars in Lebanon, and the Zembo Shrine. Dick is survived by his wife, Carolyn; three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Allen [Krista] Ness of York, Edward Norman “Eddie” [Michelle} Ness of Anchorage, Alaska, Brian Gregory [Beth] Ness of Mt. Wolf; six grandchildren, Edward, Matthew, Kara, Zachary, Danielle, Brian Ness; and one great grandson, Brandon Ness. Dick was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Norman Ness; two sisters, Margaret Stouch and Pauline Desenberg. A viewing was held on Tuesday, Dec. 26 and today, Wednesday, Dec. 27 at the Etzweiler Funeral Home, York. The funeral service immediately followed the viewing Wednesday at the Etzweiler Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Trout officiating. Burial was made in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, York. Memorial contributions may be made in Dick’s name to York Cancer Care Associates, 25 Monument Road, Suite 194, York, PA 17403. Services are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. – Mansfield Gazette, 27 Dec. 2006
NICODEMUS – Ronald P. Nicodemus, 68, of Bedford, formerly of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital. Born May 7, 1938 in Altoona, he was the son of the late William and Mary Irma Nicodemus. Upon graduating from high school in Altoona, he entered the United States Marine Corps, where he was a member of the Marine Corps band. In 1964, he graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education and a member of the Mansfield Esquires. He started working for Corning Glass Works in 1964 and continued there until 1974. After working for Corning, he worked for the Neuman and Dow Engineering Company based in Elmira. This led him to his career with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation [Penn DOT]. He started working with Penn DOT in Wellsboro, where he was a supervisor, then transferred to Somerset County in 1980, where he retired as supervisor of roads in 2002. He was affiliated with The Bedford Bible Church, a member of the Tioga Masonic Lodge, a member of Jaffa Shrine in Altoona, and a member of the Marine Corps League in Somerset. He is survived by his wife, Hope; one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Nicodemus [John] Hoover of Wellsboro, a step-son, Patrick Ribblett and wife, Judith, of Bedford, and two grandchildren, Casey and Evan Hoover of Wellsboro. He was receded in death by his brother, David and sister-in-law, Janet Nicodemus of Altoona. Funeral Services were held Friday in Bedford with Rev. Rex Lusk officiating. Burial was made at Bedford County Memorial Park with Military rites conducted by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard. – Mansfield Gazette, 20 Dec. 2006
OTIS – Eugene A. Otis, 74, of Bolivar, NY, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 in the Bath VA Hospital, Bath, NY. Eugene was born Oct. 14, 1931 in Williamsport, a son of the late Arthur Faivre and Marion Robear Faivre. Eugene was formerly employed as a truck driver for Taynton Trucking Company in Wellsboro. He served with the United States Air Force and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose – Wellsboro Lodge 1147. Eugene is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Peter and Jen Clark of England, Butch and Eva Otis of Kentucky, Steven and Lynne Otis of Chester, Maine; four daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and John Allen, Kimberly Otis, Tami Dunlap of Wellsboro, Andrea and Steven King of Scranton; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Helen and Richard Brill of Mansfield, Dorothy Shaw of Wellsboro; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter. In addition to his parents, Eugene was predeceased by a half-brother, Leonard Otis and half sister, Beverly Cuddy. At the convenience of the family, a graveside service will be held at a later date at the Bath National Woodlawn Cemetery, Bath, NY, The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield is assisting the family with the arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, 4 Oct. 2006
PETERSON Glenn Clyde "Butch"
65, died Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Salem, Virginia Veteran's Care Center. He was raised in Elmira and was a veteran of the Korean War. Glenn (Butch) lived and owned businesses in Southern California and Arizona until his retirement when he moved to Virginia. He was predeceased by his parents Melva and Ernest Peterson and by two brothers, Wayne and Kenneth. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Virginia and three children: Toni Likens (Mike) of Virginia; Tracy of Georgia; and Troy (Eileen) of Florida; and 8 grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters: Marjorie Van Alstine (Arthur) and Verna Baldwin
(Edward) of Elmira; Judy Hurley (Rich) of Beaver Dams, and Irene Peterson (Molly McClintock) of Virginia. He is also survived by 2 sisters-in-laws, Marlene Peterson and Barbara Peterson of Elmira. A private memorial was held in Virginia on Oct. 2, 2007. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/7/2007.
PLAYFOOT – Ralph Edward Playfoot, 88, of Toccoa, GA, formerly of Galeton, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 in the Toccoa Nursing Center. Born Dec. 1, 1917 in Potter County, he was the son of the late William and Catherine Zepp Playfoot. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov 21 in the Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa, GA with Dr. Jim Nelson officiating. Committal services and burial will be held Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. The Rev. Richard W. Tintle will officiate. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Mansfield Gazette, 22 Nov. 2006
PLUMPIS – Ann P. Georgetson, 82, of Galeton, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 in Getzville, NY. Born Dec. 3, 1924, in Bradford, she was the daughter of John and Katherine Kikis Plumpis. Friends called at the Amigone Funeral Home, Inc., Amherst, NY on Tuesday, Dec. 12, followed with a Trisagion Service. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Buffalo, NY. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. Committal Services will follow in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. The Rev. Richard Scott will officiate. – Mansfield Gazette, 13 Dec. 2006
RUTH Donald R.
Born July 8, 1935, a former resident of Elmira, NY, died Friday, October 12, 2007, in Hallandale, FL, with family, after an extended illness. He was survived by loving wife, Mary C. Ruth (Slawson) of 53 years; sister, Dorothy and brother-in-law, Milton Gardner; sons, Michael Ruth and wife, Tracy, Richard Ruth, David Ruth; daughters, Rosemary Bennett and husband, Scott, Karen Scheepsma (Ruth), and Kathleen Thomas (Ruth). He was a grandfather to twenty one grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Don was formerly an employee of the Elmira Psychiatric Center, who had a passion for music, singing and an electronic enthusiasm. Services are to be held October 16, 2007 at 6:45 a.m., St. Mary our Mother in Horseheads, NY, with a reception to follow at 213 W. 13th Street, Elmira Heights, NY, at 12:00 p.m. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, are to be made to Southern Tier Hospice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/15/2007.
SCHUBERT - FRANCIS, Maurine Helen Schubert
Age 97, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died September 19, 2007 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA, where she resided since 2001. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held October 13, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro with the Rev. Dr. Robert Greer officiating. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Maurine's memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Main and Sherwood Sts., Mansfield, PA 16933. A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/10/2007.
SHAW - STROME, Margaret Luella Shaw
Died on Sunday, September 30, 2007, at her home in Greenridge Village, Newville, PA. She was 89. She was born on November 10, 1917 to John Angus and Ethel Amelia Williams Shaw in Wheeling, West Virginia. She graduated from High School in Port Jervis, NY and from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ with a Degree in Voice and Organ Performance. She did graduate work at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and was Director of Christian Education at Old First Church, Newark, New Jersey. She married Rev. John Hamilton Paul Strome on June 24, 1948. They had three children, Ann, Mary Louise, and Paul. They lived in Newark, Berlin, Maryland, Lawrenceville, PA, Montgomery, PA, where John served as Pastor of various Presbyterian Churches. They retired to New Berlin, Pennsylvania. Margaret taught piano in the various places they lived and following course work at Mansfield State Teacher's College (now University), taught Elementary Music in Lawrenceville, Tioga, and Millerton Schools. As a young woman, she was an enthusiastic musician, swimmer, camper, historian, and seamstress. Throughout her life she passed these and other skills on to her own children and other young people through Church and Girl Scouting. She was extremely active in the Presbyterian Church, locally, statewide, and nationally. After moving to New Berlin, she served several years as the administrator of the Shock Presbyterian Home in Mt. Joy, PA. History was a passion for Margaret. She was very instrumental in the restoration of the 1815 Court House in New Berlin which now houses the museum and the current Post Office. She served as volunteer Director of the site for many years and was very active in the Presbyterian Church in Mifflinburg. In 1993, Margaret became a resident of Greenridge Village in Newville, PA. For over 40 years she had been associated with the Presbyterian Homes of Central Pennsylvania (now Presbyterian Homes, Inc.) serving in many volunteer capacities, as a member of the PHI Auxiliary and as a member of the Board of Directors during a period of broad growth and expansion of facilities and services. Margaret was very active in the First Presbyterian Church of Newville, including a term as Clerk of Session. She also led and participated in a wide range of activities at Greenridge. She was an enthusiastic supporter of Mission and Program of Greenridge Village and PHI. She is survived by daughters, Ann Strome Gold (Gary), Manitowoc, WI and Mary Louise Strome Stahl (Eric), Junction City, KS; and son, Paul Fredrick Strome (Joy), Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Sarah Gold, Houston, TX, Andrew Gold, Manitowoc, WI, Maggie Strome, Wooster, OH, and Grace Strome, Northfield, MN; sister, Eleanor Shaw Reid (Isaac), Amherst, MA; and brother, Donald Shaw (Fran), Newville, PA; and ten nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, October 6, at the First United Presbyterian Church, Newville, PA. Interment at 2:00 p.m. that afternoon at New Berlin Cemetery, New Berlin, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Auxiliary of Greenridge Village, Presbyterian Homes, Inc. The Egger Funeral Home, Inc. of Newville is handling the arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/3/2007.
SMITH – Wilbur C. Smith, 74, of Westfield, Tioga County, died
on Tuesday Dec. 12,
2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was the husband of the late Mary L. Kennedy Smith. Born in Fredericksburg on July 11, 1932, he was the son of the late Irvin B. and Emma Firestein Smith. He retired in 1986 from GE where he had been an electrician. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean conflict, a former member of the Knoxville Pentecostal Church, a member of the Scottish Rites Masonic Lodge, Knoxville and the Westfield VFW. He volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program, and was an avid gardener, bird watcher and enjoyed hunting and wine making. He is survived by sons Gregory A., husband of Sandra A. Smith of Pine Grove, Stephan C. Smith of Westfield, Scott M., husband of Shelby Smith of Tower City; daughters Bonnie D., wife of Arthur Tilberry of Bunker Hill, Diana L. wife of Michael Brandt of Cleona; brothers, Irvin Smith of Rome, Russell Smith of Fredericksburg, Clarence Smith of Lebanon; sisters, Mary Young of Jonestown, Helen Plasterer of Lebanon, Pauline Lentz of Dingman’s Ferry, Ellie Belleman of Richland, 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, John and Bill, and a sister, Katherine Zellers. Funeral services will be held on Sunday Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Strauss-Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home, Jonestown. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lebanon County Christian Ministries, 250 S. 7th St., Lebanon, PA 17042. – Mansfield Gazette, 13 Dec. 2006
STANTON – Helen M. Schmidt, 88, formerly of Westfield, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 in the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born June 8, 1918, in Westfield, she was the daughter of Erastus and Gertie Steward Stanton. Friends called at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses on Monday Nov. 20 with funeral services following. The Rev. Duane Burdick officiated. Burial was in Mills Cemetery, - Mansfield Gazette, 22 Nov. 2006
THOMAS – Judith A. “Judy” Manns, 59, of Germania, died Monday,
April 2, 2007 in the
Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Aug. 8, 1947 in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Florence Bonawitz Thomas. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m. at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton with the Rev. Bradley Prouty officiating. Friends called at the funeral home on Friday, April 6 from 6 to 8 and Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. until the time of the services. Interment was made in Germania Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 11 April 2007
THOMAS Sammie Cal
Age 55, of 1426 Davis St., Elmira, NY. He was born February 16, 1952 in Little Rock, AK, son of the late Willie and Irene (Johnson) Thomas and died Tuesday, October 2, 2007, peacefully at home with his children at his side. He was predeceased by a son, Jasper; sisters, Rose and Odessa Thomas; and brothers, Gene, Walter and Alonzo Thomas; and is survived by his two daughters, Jill (Frank) Outing of Rochester, and Lisa of Elmira; three sons, Samuel (Wanda) of Rochester, Malcolm and Daniel of Elmira; two stepsons, Brian Thompkins of Penn Yan and Earl Reese of Rochester; brother and best friend, Leroy (Pat) of Lyons, NY; brothers, Theodus (Charlene) of Chicago, IL, J.W. of Little Rock, AK, and Clifford (Pam) of Lyons, NY; sisters, Gladys of Savannah, NY, Ilean (Leroy) of Savannah, NY, and Joyce of FL; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, as well as friends. He is also survived by his special friend, Christine Ross of Elmira, and a very close friend and neighbor, Betty Wells of Elmira. He also leaves behind the mothers of his children, Judy Thompkins of Elmira, and Marie Coleman of Rochester. Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Service on Saturday, October 6th at 11 a.m. in New Jerusalem Church, 1320 Lackawanna Ave., Elmira. Rev. Ella Wells will officiate. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
THOMAS – Wanda M. Thomas Hager, 80, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006. She was born on Aug. 18, 1926 in Mansfield, a daughter of the late Hugh G. and Eva M. Thomas. Wanda was the widow of the late retired LTC Homer H. Hager. Mrs. Hager had worked at the former Super Duper of Mansfield. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Susan Hager of Fayetteville, NC; sister, Virginia Leonard of Penn Yan, NY; and two grandchildren, Evan Hager and Matthew Hager. A private family memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Interment was made at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville [PA]. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association. – Mansfield Gazette, 20 Dec. 2006
TRUAX – Owen D. Truax, 51, of Covington, formerly of Mills, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 in his home. Born April 4, 1955 in Wellsboro, he was the son of George W. and Donna R. Weiss Truax. Friends called Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006 at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses with funeral services following. The Rev. David Minor Jr. officiated. Burial was in Mills Cemetery. – Mansfield Gazette, 15 Nov. 2006
TUBBS Stanley C.
of Gaines, PA, 85, died Monday, October 8, 2007, in the Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. Born July 25, 1922, in Sunderlinville, PA, he was the son of John R. and Nora Belle Glover Tubbs. On December 15, 1945, in Middlebury Center, PA, he married the former Dorothy Bradley, who predeceased him on September 4, 1999. He was employed by the Elkland Tannery, Allegany Mountain Construction, and was a self-employed carpenter. Surviving are: a daughter, Linda (Brett) Sharp of Wellsboro, PA; two sons, Allan S. (Kay) Tubbs of Campbell, NY, and John D. (Theresa) Tubbs of Galeton, PA; four grandchildren, Julie (Scott) Lane of Gaines, Jeremy (April) Sharp of Wellsboro, Jason Tubbs and Adam Tubbs, both of Campbell, NY; two great-grandchildren, Casey Lane and Patrick Lane; two sisters, Genevieve Flynn of Osceola, PA, and Kathryn Hillyard of Ulysses; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by infant children, David and Connie; three brothers, Winford, Sidney, and Charles; and two sisters, N. Marie Kibbe and Margaret Schweigart. Friends may call Wednesday, October 10, 2007, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance, Galeton, PA 16922.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/10/2007.
VAUGHN Arthur D.
Age 75, of 8439 Rte. 415 in Campbell, died at home on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Vaughn was born in Elmira on August 24, 1932, the son of the late Tracy and the late Edith (Galpin) Vaughn. He married Mary Freitas on October 20, 1956 in St. Vincent De Paul Church, Corning. She survives him. Also surviving are sisters, Janice Masin of Tyrone, NY, Alice Johnson of Corning, NY, Elizabeth Badmone of Elmira, NY, Jane (James) Colunio of Elmira, NY, and Dorothy Noce of Rochester, NY; brothers, Gerald (Gloria) Vaughn of Lake Placid, FL, Stephen Vaughn of Corning, NY, and Edward (Angie) Vaughn, Sr. of Montour Falls, NY; brothers-in-law, Dominic Ferreira and Eugene (Marletta) Freitas, both of Painted Post, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, October 5th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave. in Corning. There will be no prior calling hours. A burial with Full Military Honors will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. Memorials may be directed to: Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
VILLAROSA – Susan [Ching Bee] V. Boinske, 47, of Camp Hill, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2006 in Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Born April 8, 1959 in Cebu City, Philippines, she was the daughter of the late Juan Lip Chi and Pascuala Villarosa. Susan resided in Cebu City, Philippines until she moved to the United States in 1986. Her greatest passions were taking care of her twins and all her family, both in the United States and the Philippines. She was also a member of Church of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Camp Hill. Surviving are her husband of nine years, Donald J. Boinske; children, Christine J. Blanding of Harrisburg, Charlotte V. Cho of Shiremanstown. Wyatt James and Riley Marie Boinske, both at home; brothers and sister, Ricardo Lagaras, Ching Eng Manalili, Ching Wan Enriquez, Sioking Villarosa, Ching Biao Bacalso, all of Cebu City, Ching Ting Kurth of Gottingen, Germany, Ching Son Pecynski of Germantown, MD; two grandchildren, Jerome Kevin in Chisholm, Kristian Lamont Blanding, both of Harrisburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kevin J. Villarosa in 1990. A viewing was held at the Neill Funeral Home, Camp Hill. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Nov. 20 in Prince of Peace Parish, Steelton. Burial was made in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wyatt and Riley, Commerce Bank, Hampden Centre Store, c/o Donald J. Boinske, 4860 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. – Mansfield Gazette, 29 Nov. 2006
WARREN – Carol K. Betts, age 68, of Rock Stream, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, went home to be with the Lord on Friday Oct. 20, 2006 at Kingston Hospital, in Kingston, NY. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, NY. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 from Faith Baptist Church, 13 Harpending Ave., Dundee with Pastor Lawrence Semans officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Stream Cemetery, Rock Stream, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to AWANA c/o Faith Baptist Church, 13 Harpending Ave., Dundee, NY 14837. Carol was born Dec. 3, 1937 in Middlebury, the daughter of the late Dean A. and Mary Bowers Warren. On July 14, 1956 in Blossburg, she married Paul T. Betts. They have lived locally since 2000, previously of South Port, NY; where she and her husband lovingly operated a family care home, for mentally handicapped women for 28 years. Mrs. Betts was a devoted member of the Faith Baptist Church, and was a very active leader of the AWANA program. She is loved and will be missed by her husband of 50 years, Paul T. Betts at home; three sons, Michael Betts of Centreville, Va., Mark [Sharon] Betts of Marietta, SC and Terry [Cheryl] Betts of Clark Summit; two daughters Kathy [Russ] Loomis of Zambia, Africa, and Heather [Ed] Schroeder of Canandaigua, NY; a sister Joann [Jerome] Ogden of Blossburg; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister Betty Gregory of Liberty. – Mansfield Gazette, 25 Oct. 2006
WATSON – Kenneth R. Watson, Sr., 54, of Wellsboro, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006 at his residence. Kenneth was born March 17, 1952 in Erie, son of the late Arthur and Jessie Lorshbaugh Watson. Kenneth was a self employed mechanic; United States Navy veteran; and an avid ham radio operator, hunter and fisherman. Kenneth is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth [Liane] Watson, Jr. of Painted Post, NY, Gregory [Kelly] Watson of Elkland, Matthew Watson of Tioga; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jamie Watson of Westfield, Tara [Mark] Norris of Willow Grove; two brothers, Arthur Watson of Washington, Paul Watson of Indiana; two sisters, Linda Watson and Gloria Seagle of Scranton; six grandchildren; and a companion, Dorothy Starkweather of Wellsboro. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, Mansfield, is assisting the family with arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, 30 Aug. 2006
WEASNER – Alice Weasner, 88, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006. She was born November 27, 1919, in Newtown, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth [Wright] Weasner. Alice was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro. She was formerly employed as a sales clerk for Flum’s Department Store and The 3T’s Laundromat, both of Newtown. Alice is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Clayton and Phyllis Weasner, Lansdale [Montgomery County PA]; by a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Robert Jones, Wellsboro, and by five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graveside service will be held Monday, July 10, at 1 p.m. at the Newtown Cemetery, Newtown [Bucks County PA], with the Rev. Darwin “Tink” Cranmer officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to Cinda Miller for all of her personal care and devotion to Alice. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 July 2006
WEST – Harley M. West, Sr., 77, of Galeton, formerly of Warren, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 in the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born Sept. 4, 1929, in Morgantown, W. VA, he was the son of Oscar and Genevieve Kennedy West. Friends called Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, where funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 11. The Rev. Brian Vossler officiated. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Military Rites were accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. – Mansfield Gazette, 13 Dec. 2006
WETMORE IDA JANE
Wellsboro Agitator - January 1, 1919
Mrs. Jane Wetmore Haynes, widow of Samuel Haynes, aged 82 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. J. Bolton, at 401 North Street, Oil City, Pa., at 10 o'clock Sunday night, Dec. 22. The deceased, who was a daughter of Lyman and Deborah Cole Wetmore and granddaughter of Royal Cole, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, was born i nTioga County, Pa, September 24, 1836. She and her husband came to Oil City about 37 years ago, says the Oil City Blizzard. In point of age and length of connection she was one of the oldest members of the Christ P. E. church of Oil City. She leaves, two daughters, Mrs. Bolton, of Oil City and Mrs. L. H. Estep, of Pittsburgh; also by two brothers, J. B. Wetmore, of Wellsboro, and Almon Wetmore, of Crookedcreed, Pa. The funeral services were held at the family home, last week Tuesday afternoon, at three o'clock.
WOOD – Edward E. Wood, 75, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 in Belleview, Fla., where he lived since moving from Lawrenceville in 2003. He was born March 12, 1931 on Maple Hill, Wellsboro, the son of Stephen and Eva Wood. He retired from Corning Inc., Fallbrook Plant in 1987 after 36 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and NASCAR. Ed is survived by his wife of 17 years, the former Maxine Briggs; three sons, Roger [Marilyn] Wood of Tioga, Edward [Donna] Wood, Jr. of Milford, Va., Barry [Linda] Wood of Avon, NY; daughter, Brenda [Gary] Burnside of Lawrenceville; three step-sons, Richard [Janet] Gee of Woodhull, NY, Michael [Cari] Gee of Belleview, Fla., Lewis [Deborah] Gee of Ocala, Fla.; step-daughter, Sharon [Douglas] DeCamp of Painted Post, NY; four sisters, Roberta [Alfred] Knapp of Wellsboro, Murial [Clyde] Callahan of Horseheads, NY, Priscilla [Ralph] Knapp of Troy, Patricia Kriner of Stony Fork. He was predeceased by sisters, Helen Wagner, Dora Davis, Leona Bacon; brother, Romaine [Slugger] Wood; stepdaughter, Linda Bills; and two great grandsons, Camden and Dustin Wood. Friends called at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mansfield on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Funeral services followed there with Rev. Robert Strozyk officiating. Burial was made in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Cooper’s Plains, NY. – Mansfield Gazette, 22 Nov. 2006
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin 10/15/2007
Carlton H. Woodruff, 84, of Chenango Forks, died
, Saturday morning, October 13, 2007, at his home. He was predeceased by his parents, Claude and Dorothy Woodruff; two sons, Alan and Jonathan Woodruff; one brother, Bryce Woodruff. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Blanche M. (Clapper) Woodruff, Chenango Forks; one daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Thomas Krebs, Clifton Park, N.Y.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Christine Woodruff, Gary and Josephine Woodruff, Tim and Kathy Woodruff, all of Chenango Forks; daughter-in-law, Debra Woodruff, Coventryville, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren, Mark Woodruff, Derek, Keith, Tommy and Matthew Krebs, Mike and Kathy Woodruff, Erin and Jeff Sill, T.J., Brian and Lisa Woodruff, Joel and Daniel Woodruff; three great-granddaughters, Abigail, Jessica and Katelyn Sill; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Bernice Warrington, Elda Maxian, Esther and Robert Disch, Janice and Norman Decker; two brother and three sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Connie Woodruff, Richard and Patricia Woodruff, and Shirley Woodruff; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Carlton was a member of the North Fenton United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army and was a member of China-Burma-India Veterans Association Inc. He was a retired employee of Crowley Foods, Binghamton, with 37 years of service. He enjoyed farming and visits with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, neighbors and special friends, and will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be held at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc., 150 Main St., Johnson City, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Patricia Olmstead, Pastor of his church, will officiate. Burial will be in North Fenton Cemetery, North Fenton, N.Y. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the North Fenton United Methodist Church, 1 Brookside Lane, Chenango Forks, N.Y. 13746; or the North Fenton Cemetery Association, c/o Marge Gagnon, 1027 Rte. 369, Chenango Forks, N.Y. 13746, in Carlton H. Woodruff's memory.Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
ZENGERLE – Raymond Zengerle, 95, of Galeton, died Monday, Feb.
26, 2007 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Dec.
21, 1911 in Galeton, he was the son of John and Anna Bosek Zengerle. Friends
may call at St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton on Thursday, March 1 from
9:30 to 11 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. The Rev. William
Calabrese will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton,
Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton or the charity
of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home
and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.
? BRYANT – Helen Virginia Bryant, 81, of Jeffersontown, KY, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006. She was a member of Jeffersontown Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Gilbert E. Bryant; her son, Kerry G. Bryant [Kelly]; her daughters, Julie Rose Jones [Mark], and Pamela Ann Kazee [Rick]; her sister, Gladys McElligot; her grandchildren, Claire, Veronica, and Spencer Jones, and Jack and Helen Bryant. Visitation was held at Foreman’s Funeral Home, Jeffersontown, KY on Friday, Nov. 17. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 18 at the funeral home. Burial was made in Jeffersontown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Disease Center. – Mansfield Gazette, 22 Nov. 2006
? CHILSON Joan D.
Joan D. Chilson died 7th October 2007 at Liberty Commons in Chatham after a 10 year battle with breast cancer. She was the wife of the late Charles H. Chilson. We have come to the end of an impeccable era that leaves behind a great legacy, a legacy that is filled with warmth and compassion. A legacy that can not be justified by few soft words of admiration, but a legacy that will live on forever in our souls and in our hearts. All those who crossed her path were some of the luckiest on this earth for they were in the presence of greatness. A true angel come to life. This is a woman with such a strong energy and force that she should not have been a woman at all, with all that power she should have been an element or a season. Mother Nature is no match against her. Like the flowers need the rain, like the waves need the sea or like the cardinals need the trees, she is the air we will now forever breathe. She was a trooper at best. She stood on those two long sturdy legs with the utmost strength and grace filled with humility and love. There is not a single soul that can take away what she has accomplished or one who would even want to diminish the great life that was lived. The life of the ultimate icon. Written by Brie Reynolds, granddaughter. She was born in Xenia, Ohio in 1930. She was a great mom and kept her family of seven children and husband going for over 50 years. She has been with the Orleans Police Department in a similar capacity for the past 20 years. She was a long standing member of the Church of the Holy Spirit ever since the family moved to Orleans in the mid-1960s. She has touched many in the community with her warm smile, kind ways, and quiet strong resolve. She is survived by seven children and loving companions, Susan (Chilson) and Hal von Hagn of Nashua, NH, Anne (Chilson) and Chuck Reynolds of Eastham, MA, Charles and Linda Chilson of Lowell, MA, Richard Chilson and Mindy LaBranche of Rochester, MA, Michael and Betsy Chilson of North Eastham, MA, Stephen Chilson of Orleans MA, and Amy Chilson and Carol Kindle of North Eastham, MA; along with 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit Orleans, MA, on Wednesday, October 10th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services for family and friends will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit Thursday, October 11th, at 2:00 p.m. The family expresses heartfelt thanks to the many caregivers who provided care for our Mom during her illness, especially Dr. Kim Mead-Walters of Nauset Family Practice and the staff at Liberty Commons. In lieu of flowers, Joan wishes that donations be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, for breast cancer work, 5005 LBJ Fwy., Suite 250 Dallas, TX 75244. Nickerson Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/9/2007.
? MAHON Mildred
96, of Town of Fenton, died peacefully at home on Thursday, October 11, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband, Neil Mahon; and grandson, David R. Mahon II. She is survived by her sons, David R. Mahon and Ann Shoudy, Donald B. and Joan Mahon, Thomas E. and Gwen Mahon, John C. and Patricia Mahon, Richard and Phyllis Mahon; sister, Dorothy Holden; sister-in-law, Ruth Griffin; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; her very best friend, Gerry Schaaf. Mildred was a member of the Port Dickinson Community Baptist Church who worked as a Sunday school teacher and deaconess. She was a prolific writer in her later years. The family wishes to thank the Renal Care Center at Binghamton General Hospital for their care. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Leon Hebrink officiating at the Port Dickinson Community Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Port Dickinson Community Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 743 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson, NY 13901.
? WATERBURY Susan Frances
Age 91, of Wellsboro, PA, died Monday, October 1, 2007, at the Green Home. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/3/2007