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Age 80, of Morris Run, PA, died December 10, 2007. Surviving are his wife, Betty; children, Louie of E. Troy, Gary of CA, Denny of Blossburg, Sherry Winter of Williamsport, Ron and Larry, both of Morris Run; many grandchildren, several siblings, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at the Morris Run Mennonite Church. Burial will be private. Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, is in care of arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/12/2007.
BENSCOTER Loren A.
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin 11/2/2007
Loren A. Benscoter, 79, of Friendsville, Pa., died Monday, October 29, 2007, at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center, Johnson City, N.Y. Born February 14, 1928 in Edinger Hill, Pa., he was the son of the late Bruce and Hilda (LaFrance) Benscoter. His loving wife, Corine (Childress) Benscoter predeceased him in 1998. Loren served as a Sergeant in the U.S Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean War. He was employed by Carpenters Union Local #281 as a Carpenter. He was a member of the Little Meadows United Methodist Church and the Senior Citizens Center, Lawton, Pa. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Laury and Dale Yoder, Friendsville, Pa., Stacie and Rick York, Little Meadows, Pa., Yvonne and Jamie Orlandini, Dimock, Pa.; grandchildren and spouses, Dale Jr. and Kelly Yoder, Holly and Devrim Selcuk, Benjamin Yoder, Corrine Brooks, Chase, Cole and Cade Orlandini, and a baby on the way; great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Tyler Yoder; sisters, Frances VanGorden, Tunkhannock, Pa. and Sharon Carter, Laceyville, Pa. Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a son, Aaron Benscoter; brother, Neil Benscoter; and sister, Anita Humphrey. He greatly enjoyed hunting, trapping, beekeeping and gardening, especially with his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, pup and his garden. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2007, at the Little Meadows United Methodist Church, Little Meadows, Pa. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, Pa. Please go to bartronmyerfuneralhome.com for directions. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Little Meadows United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 328, Little Meadows, Pa. 18830 or to the Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 17, Lawton, Pa. 18828 in memory of Loren Benscoter. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
BRINK RUTH M
Daily Review on 12/14/2007
Ruth M. Brink Abbott, formerly of Rushville, Pa., died unexpectedly at her home in Athens, Pa. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007. Ruth was born on Aug. 11, 1916, in Auburn Twp., Susquehanna County, Pa., the daughter of the late Aubrey Brink and Tessie Hibbard Brink. Ruth was an active member of the Rushville Presbyterian Church for over 60 years and served as president of the church Missionary Society for many years. After retiring from the Camptown Elementary School cafeteria, she remained active in Rushville with her many friends, family, church and her needlework. Crocheting and quilting filled many hours of her days until the end of her life. She will be truly missed by her family and many friends who knew and loved her. Surviving are: her children, Herbert A. Abbott and his wife Leola Abbott of Wellsburg, N.Y.; Carl E. Abbott and his wife Vivian Abbott of Towanda RR 5, Pa.; Marian Yeckinevich and her husband Edward Yeckinevich of Athens, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Chris Abbott; Mark Abbott and his wife Lori Abbott; Jay Abbott and his wife Karen Abbott; Beth Ann Fuller; Thomas Yeckinevich and his wife Cindy Yeckinevich; Judith DeMarco; Scott, Stephen and Bryan Yeckinevich; 10 great grandchildren, Michael and Andrew Yeckinevich; Nicole, Ashley, Danielle, Casey, Katlyn, Corbin, Logan and Madison Abbott; two great great grandchildren, Seth and Aspen; several nieces and cousins; a favorite niece, Betty Kelly Sturek of Hallstead, Pa.; a favorite cousin, Jack Conrad and his wife Lois Conrad. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, her husband Paul Abbott, her sister, Dorothy Thomas, her brothers, Arthur, Paul and Theodore Brink. The funeral and committal service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Nelson Kopatz of the First Presbyterian Church, Athens, Pa. officiating. Interment will be in the Rushville Cemetery, Rushville, Pa. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Rushville Presbyterian Church, in care of Marie Watkins, RR 1 Box 1365, Rushville, Pa. 18828, or to the Rushville Cemetery Association, in care of Marilyn Quick, RR 1 Box 1250, Lawton, Pa. 18828, in Ruth M. Abbott's memory. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
BROUGHTON Charles Arthur "Chuck"
(The Village Gardener)
Age 82, of Morris, PA, was born October 14, 1925 in Morris, PA, the loving husband of Dorothy Krotzer Broughton of 59 years, died at Robert Packer Hospital with his family by his side on December 12, 2007. "Chuck", as he was affectionately known, is survived by his beloved children, Arthur (Yorretta) Broughton of Fredericksburg, VA, Scott (Karen) Broughton of Littleton, MA, Teri (Gordy) Davis of Lawrenceville, PA, Sheri (Mark) Griffis of Lawrenceville, PA, Holli (Randy) Smith of Mansfield, PA. A very proud grandfather of ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Aaron, Nathan, John, Andrew, Jay, Kyle, Julia, Melinda, Andrea, Arica, Emily, Audrey, Alexander, and Stormy Jane. Chuck is survived by sisters, Jen Hollenbeck, Marge Close; and brothers, Jim, Don, and Ken Broughton; and predeceased by brothers, Vernon and Fred Broughton. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and special friends. Chuck graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1944, was a Veteran of WWII serving as a tail-gunner stationed in Saipan with Bomb Squad 500. Chuck, a 35 year retiree of the U.S. Postal Service as Postmaster of Morris, PA, and the village barber of 40 years. Who received his training from Grosjean's shop in Wellsboro, PA. He was a dedicated member of the Morris United Methodist Church serving in many capacities including 25 years as Sunday School Superintendent and singing in harmony with his wife, a life-member of the Morris Fire Co., he managed the Fish Nursery and participated in the Morris Rod & Gun Club, also member and former officer of the PA Postmasters League, active in AARP, American Legion, the Liberty VFW 6755, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the 55 + Club, and Happy Acres. Family and friends are invited to celebrate at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, on Saturday, December 15th, 2007, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. with funeral and committal services held by Pastor Robin Baer at the Morris United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 16th, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Morris/Blackwell United Methodist Church and Morris Ambulance and Fire Co., Morris, PA 16938. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/14/2007.
BURGESS Brenda J.
Age 64, of Clear Creek, WV, and formerly of Mount Zoar St., Elmira, died on December 13, 2007 at Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, WV, following a long illness. Born July 5, 1943 at Artie, WV, daughter of the late Clyde A. and Mary William Burgess. Also predeceased by four sisters and three brothers. Brenda was totally blind from a very young age and never let that stand in the way of her goals or accomplishments. After high school Brenda started college at West Virginia School for the Blind and graduated second in her class in 1964. She continued her education at Beckley Junior College and majored in English and graduated in the top 1% of the class and was the first blind student to enroll in this school. She furthered her education at Marshall University, Huntington, WV, for Secondary Education 1966-1968, Elmira Business Institute to become a Certified Medical Transcriptionist in 1981, again the first blind person to enroll in this school. In 1998 she continued her education at Elmira College with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts/Instruction, during this stint in college she remained on the Deans List the entire time in her studies. From there she went on to complete the New York State Certification for Rehabilitation Teaching Assistant in April 1991. October 7, 1998 she became a NYS Certified Rehabilitation Teacher. Through the use of all of her education she went on to train adult clients with visual impairments daily living skills. While perusing her education she also worked at various positions, such as a telephone operator at Totem Taxi 1981-1982, from 1986-1993 she worked at the Southern Tier Association for the Blind as a sewing machine operator and skills trainer for other co-workers. In 1993 as a rehab assistant she taught Braille reading and transcription along with life skills. She touched many lives, the visually challenged and the sighted, with her skills as well as her charm and laughter while working as a NYS certified rehab teacher from 1998 until retirement in September 20, 2000. In her spare time she was a former Breesport Fire Department Auxiliary member, volunteer for RSVP and enjoyed writing poetry. She is survived by three sisters, Pauline Dunbar and Venice Burgess of WV, Gloria Knapp of Lowman, NY; two brothers, Edwin Burgess (Anne) of NV, Wayne (Sue) Burgess of Lowman NY; numerous nieces and nephews, locally are C. Mitchell (Cindy) Knapp of Lowman, NY, Vanessa (Bill) Jewett of Breesport, NY, and Kurt (Wanda) Knapp of Waverly, NY. Local friends include Annette Stevens of Elmira, a treasured friend and neighbor for many years, and Chris Cook of Elmira. Brenda's WV caregiver, Donna Butler was always at her side when needed. She will be greatly missed by many people. She touched many lives. Great- nephews, Joshua and Jared Knapp of Lowman will miss the frequent conversations they were able to have with Aunt Brenda. Services were held on Monday, December 17, at Church of God, Artie, WV, and burial was held at Hodge Cemetery, Artie, WV. Due to her love of animals, memorials may be made in her honor to Chemung County SPCA, Horseheads SPCA or a charity of your choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/21/2007.
BUTMAN - WILBER, Helen B.
Age 93, of Seminole, FL, formerly of Breesport, NY, passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on December 28, 2007. Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend whose constant faith and caring was a beacon to all who knew and loved her, and whose daily devotions served as her constant guide for living and loving. Helen was the youngest of nine children born to Rev. Burton E. and Myrtie Mead Butman of Red Creek, NY. She was married for over 50 loving years to Donald C. Wilber. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and siblings. She was a graduate of Syracuse University and was employed for a time by Cooperative Extension of Chemung County. She was a longtime member of Breesport Methodist Church and more recently, Pasadena Community Church in St. Petersburg, FL. Helen is survived by her five children, Jean (Alan) Jones of St. Petersburg, FL, Judith (John) Arikian of Pine City, NY, John (Annette) Wilber of St. Petersburg, FL, James (Pauline) Wilber of Ava, MO, and Jeffrey (Jane) Wilber of Downingtown, PA; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. In addition to the many poems she recited from memory, were some favorite bible verses: Ephesians 4:32, Romans 12:18, Romans 13:10, and Proverbs 31:28. Those wishing to honor her life are encouraged to attend their own place of worship and celebrate her memory in their own special way. In Florida, there will be a memorial service at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 on December 28, 2007 at 2:00 pm. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/9/2007.
BUTTON RALPH D.
Wellsboro Gazette - September 29, 1926
Ralph Button, of Alfred, N.Y., died last Thursday at the Bethesda Hospital, at Hornell, after a serious operation. Mr. Button was born 68 years ago, at Middlebury, a son of Alonzo and Polly Whitney Button, and was one of a family of seven sons and three daughters. He married Betsey J. Moshier, of Little Marsh, where they spent their early life in that vicinity. The deceased is survived by his widow and three sons, and one daughter; also three brothers and one sister, Mrs. Ella Moshier and Nuberg Button, of Wellsboro, and William Button, of Breesport and Andrew Button, of Castle, N.Y.
Age 87 of Appleridge at Bethany Village newly returned from Daytona Beach, Florida, died at Arnot Ogden after a brief illness. His surviving family include his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy E. Charwat, daughter Patricia Charwat of Horseheads, and son, Alan Charwat of Livingston, TN. Charles retired in 1980, after 25 years with the USDA Soil Conservation Service as District Conservationist. He served as past president of the New York State Chapter of the Organization of Professional Employees of the Department of Agriculture and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He enjoyed several years of substitute teaching. Charles served in WWII with the US Army Air Force as a First Lieutenant. He was educated in the Ridgefield Park, NJ school system, the State University of NY at Cobleskill where he was valedictorian, and attended Syracuse University. He loved boating and was a member of the US Power Squadron, Seneca Chapter. Charles was an avid bowler and placed second in the New York State Senior Olympics before moving to Florida. He bowled for many years in leagues at Paramount Lanes in Horseheads, and later at Bellair Bowl in Daytona Beach until his recent return to Horseheads. Due to his wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
Wellsboro Gazette - January 9, 1964
Word has been received at Little Marsh of the death of Mrs. Nora C. Doane of Montour Falls, N.Y. aged 89 years. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Ezra N. August of Montour Falls, and two granddaughters, and also eight great grandchildren. Prior to 1913 Mrs. Doane and her husband, the late Ira Doane and daughter resided in Little Marsh. Mr. Doane was a barber in Little Marsh for several years; and Mrs. Doane was a dressmaker and milliner. Funeral was at Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, Saturday, January 4th at 2 p.m., the Rev. Jack Long officiating. Burial in Montour Cemetery.
COST - CHRISTMAN, Helen L.
Age 91, of Elmira, died Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Helen was born February 8, 1916, in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph F., Sr. and Mary Tereschi Cost. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph F., Jr. and Phyliss Cost, of Sayre, PA; sister, Theresa Krotzer of Vestal, NY; nephews, Thomas (Bert) Cockroft of Kissimmee, FL, John (Sharon) Krotzer of Vestal, NY, and Joseph F. (Linda) Cost, III of Elmira; nieces, Louise (Arnold) Gavette of Van Etten, NY; Patricia (Andy) Gibson of Virginia, several great nieces and nephews and many special, caring friends. Helen was predeceased by her husband Percy J. Christman; brothers Thomas, Vincent & Paul Cost; sisters Elizabeth Alamo and Catherine Cockroft and her niece Mary Ellen Miller. Helen graduated from Sayre High School where she was the school's first Drum Majorette. She loved bingo, to knit and crochet; she donated her labors of love to many charitable organizations, but most of all she enjoyed her dear friends. She was a social "butterfly" who was always ready to go. She was interested in everyone and she was interesting; she will be missed. Interment of her cremains will be at St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY in Spring 2008. Donations in Helen's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital SNF, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/30/2007.
CRISPELL James D.
Age 88, formerly of Cayuta, NY, died on Monday, December 17, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. His wife, Margaret Crispell, predeceased Mr. Crispell on September 2, 2003. He is survived by his sons: Richard of St. Louis, MO, Donald of Mt. View, AK, and Paul of Gillett, PA; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Crispell retired from Morse Chain, Ithaca, NY as an electrician and also enjoyed farming. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Ithaca, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY, on Friday, December 21, 2007, from 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. His funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Cayuta Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Crispell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Christian Family Services, 7955 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63119, or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1480, Syracuse, NY 13201-1480. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/19/2007.
CURTIS - MITCHELL Florence Curtis
died with her family at her side on November 30, 2007 after a long illness. Born May 10, 1930 in Dalton, Pennsylvania, to Florence Greggs Curtis and Leroy Curtis, she was married for 55 years to the love of her life, the Reverend Gilbert C. Mitchell, who survives her. She is also survived by their four children: sons, Randolph (Lisa Scheltz) and Theodore (Cindy); and daughters, Wendy (Bob) Featherstone and Donna (Mark) Hutchison. In addition, she is survived by nine grandchildren, Leslie Mitchell, and Elissa and Erin Dagel; Heather Mitchell; Stacey, Kara and Mitch Featherstone; and Shelly and Marty Hutchison. Florence was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. During their lifetime together, Florence and Gil lived in Millerton, PA, and Jordan, Newark, Horseheads and Elmira, New York. She was actively involved in the ministry of the United Methodist Church and especially enjoyed teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, and participating in United Methodist Women's and missions groups. Florence cared deeply about the environment, world affairs and human rights. She was a superb seamstress and she expressed her creative talent in art, music, and a multitude of homemaking skills. Florence loved life and socializing. She had many varied interests but it was her family that was at the center of her life. She touched everyone she met with her gentleness and good humor. Friends and family are invited to call at Grace United Methodist Church, 191 Bridge St., Corning, NY 14830, on Friday, December 14, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held in the Sanctuary on December 15 at 11:00 a.m. The family will also be available to visit immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, it is the wish of the family that gifts in Florence's memory be made to the Living Faith Endowment of Grace United Methodist Church, 191 Bridge St., Corning, NY 14830, or the endowment fund of the church of the donor's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/2/2007.
DELLA ROCCO - MALONEY Yolanda M. (Della Rocco)
Spencerport, New York: Suddenly, Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at age 85. She was born in Elmira, March 28, 1922, and lived there for many years before moving her family to the Rochester area in 1956. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, William R. Maloney Sr. on November 1, 2007. She is survived by her sons, William Jr. (Virginia), Thomas (Maureen) of AZ, James (Alice), John (Diane) and Patrick (Mary); her brother, Louis Della Rocco; her sisters, Angie (Eldon) Decker, Fran Moffe, Rose Bruno and Theresa (Arthur) Held; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was proud owner/operator, along with her husband, of the Town Pump General Store. Friends may call Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Walker Brothers Co. Funeral Home, Inc., 15 West Avenue, Spencerport. Funeral Mass, Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Church, Spencerport. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. John's Church, 60 Martha Street, Spencerport, NY 14559, in her memory.
DePALMA - ROCKWELL Marie A.
Age 59, of 12021 Birch Drive, Corning, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at Alice's Rest in Avoca where she was being cared for. Marie was born in Elmira on November 16, 1948, the daughter of the late Justin and the late Alice (Doolittle) DePalma. She married Robert "Bobby" Rockwell on July 1, 1989 in Corning. He survives her. Marie was employed by Steuben as a sales associate. A graduate of Elmira Free Academy, she also graduated from Corning Community College and from Elmira College. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Corning and a member of the President's Circle of Corning, Inc. Marie was also a member of the Rockwell Museum, the Glenn Curtis Museum, and the Carter Glass Club. Marie enjoyed her granddaughter. She liked dollhouses, cross stitching, and spending time with her family and friends. She liked traveling and visiting the family ranch in Colorado. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Rockwell; one daughter, Sara Rockwell of Corning, NY; granddaughter, Katelyn Cervoni of Corning, NY; three sisters, Michella Pike of Cayuta, NY, Karen Dodson of Haughton, LA, and Roseann Unwin of Corning, NY; three brothers, Justin (Judy) DePalma of Seattle, WA, Michael (Sonja) DePalma of Elmira, NY, Charles (Sherry) DePalma of Cooleemee, NC; and by several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Sunday, December 16th, from 3-5 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney Street in Corning. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, December 20th, at 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church of Corning with Rev. Jorge Gutierrez officiating. Burial will be in Upper Hope Cemetery, Corning at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be directed to: American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901; or to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 250, Dallas, TX 75244; or to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; or to Glenn Curtis Museum, 8419 State Rt. 54 Hammondsport, NY 14840. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/15/2007.
DOAN ISABELL JANE
Isabell Jane Doan Owlett, 96, of Coudersport, formerly of Tioga County, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005. She was married to Fred B. Owlett, who predeceased her in 1989.
DOAN ISABELL JANE
ULYSSES --Isabell Jane Owlett, 96, of Coudersport, and formerly of Middlebury Center, died Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2005) in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Olney Funeral Home.
DOANE FAY C.
Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, PA) November 27, 1943
Jersey Shore, Fay C. Doane, 74, Jersey Shore, died at his home at 5:30 o'clock Friday morning, Nov. 26, 1943, following a lingering illness. Born on November 17, 1869, Mr. Doane was formerly of Knoxville, but came to Jersey Shores 39 years ago to engage in the insurance business. He was a member of LaBelle Valley Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 232. At the First Methodist Church he was a member of the official board and he was a trustee. Mr. and Mrs. Doane celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 22, 1943. Surviving besides his wife, the former Etta French, are two sons and a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Wolf and Lyle K. Doane, of Jersey Shore, and Roland C. Doane, of Glenside. Also, a brother, Ira, of Montour Falls, N.Y. and five grandchildren. Funeral services will take place at the residence, 515 Burke Street, at 2 o'clock, Monday afternoon, with the Rev. W. W. Willard, Jr. officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. John A. Stamm, Phillipsburg, formerly of Jersey Shore. Burial will be at Jersey Shore. Friends may call between 2 and 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, and from 7 to 9 o'clock in the evening. Masonic rites will be conducted at 7 o'clock Sunday evening.
DOYLE - ROCKENSTEIN Anne Marie Doyle
Nurse, teacher, and former Sister of St. Joseph died peacefully on December 7, 2007. She is predeceased by her husband, Rev. Walter H. Rockenstein of Morgantown, WV. Born in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of Florence Albrecht and Maurice P. Doyle. She is survived by her brother, William J. (Mary J.) Doyle of Pittsford, NY; stepson, Walter H. (Jodell) Rockenstein II of Minneapolis, MN; stepdaughter, Marilee Rockenstein of Morgantown, WV; stepgrandchildren, Martha and Andrew Rockenstein of Minneapolis, MN; brother-in-law, Joseph C. Bader of Honeoye, NY; and several nieces and nephews. As a Sister of St. Joseph (Sister Anne Maurice), she served for several years as The Director of Nursing at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. After leaving the order and relocating to West Virginia, she was a member of the nursing faculty at West Virginia University. She and her husband were very active in ecumenical activities in Morgantown, WV for many years. A private burial service was held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. A private Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 150 French Road, Pittsford, NY 14618.
FALCHEK MARTHA THERESA
Published in the Daily Review 12/3/2007.
Martha Theresa Falchek Tokach, age 88, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa. She was born on Dec. 27, 1918, in Plains, Pa., a daughter of the late Stanley and Lottie Charnetski Falchek. On Oct. 27, 1948, Martha and her husband Michael S. Tokach were united in marriage in St. Peter and Paul Church in Plains. In her early years, she worked at Gort Girls Manufacturing, of Hudson, Pa., as a steamstress. Mrs. Tokach was a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing. She loved her family, enjoyed music especially Polka, and possessed a very optimistic and happy outlook on life. She leaves surviving: her children, Michael S. (Dee Ann), Tokach, Jr. of Herrickville; Richard Tokach of Spring Hill; Robert Tokach, of Spring Hill; Deborah (Edward) Wheeler of Tulsa/Mannford, Okla.; Barbara (Eldon) Jayne of Spring Hill; her six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband Michael S. Tokach (1970), she was preceded in death by a grandson, Garrison (1991); and by brothers and sisters, Clement Falchek, Frank F. Falchek, Leonard Falchek, Patricia (Donna) Huyder, Pauline Malenovich, and Isabelle Mussinsky. Friends and family are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec, 5, 2007, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, in St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, Wyalusing. Interment will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery, in Stowell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church, RR 4, Box 4003, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853, in memory of Mrs. Martha Tokach.
FARRELL Michael B.
Age 51, a restaurant manager of Oakdell, CT, died suddenly on Friday, December 7, 2007. Born in Elmira, NY on July 1, 1956, he was the son of Walter F. and the late Helen E. Farrell. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1974. He attended SUNY College at Buffalo. He was an avid artist, photographer and outdoorsman. He is survived by a sister, Lizabeth P. (Farrell) Shertz of Blue Bell, PA; three brothers, Mark P. of Horseheads, NY, Matthew T. of Blue Bell, PA and Patrick W. of Cheltenham, MD; and nieces and nephews, Mike, Danielle, Kyle, Meagan and Kelisha. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/16/2007.
FRABONI Benjamin F.
Age 75, of Cayuta, NY, died on Sunday, December 2, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 No. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Thursday, December 6, 2007, from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. His funeral service will be held there following visitation. Interment Montour Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901; or to the Alzheimer's Association Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620 in his name. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/4/2007
Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, PA) - November 3, 1952
Mrs. Ettie F. Doane, widow of Fay C. Doane, Jersey Shore, died Friday evening, Oct. 31, 1952, in the Masonic Home in Elizabethtown, where she had been a guest for two years. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and was active in all the church organizations. She taught a Sunday school class for 40 years. She was a charter member of the Fort Antes Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Mrs. Doane was a charter member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, George W. Pepperman Post No. 36, which will hold memorial services tonight at 7 o'clock at the funeral home, 125 North Main Street. Surviving are two sons: Roland C., Glenside, and Lyle, Jersey Shore; three sisters, Mrs. Tacie Rassweiler, Beloit, Wis, Mrs. Edith Howley, Rochester, and Mrs. Mabyn Cole, Rathburn, N.Y.; one brother, Harry French, Hollywood, Fla. She is also survived by five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home, 125 North Main Street, Jersey Shore. The Rev. A. Glenn Mower, will officiate. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 o'clock this evening.
GRAVES Leon S.
Age 80, of Newfield, NY, died on Saturday, December 1, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife, Marion R. Graves; children, Sandy and Phil Ruocco of Newfield, NY, Sue and Bill Hyer of Odessa, NY, Cindy and Gene Corbett of Ithaca, NY, Penny and Will Cascio of Bohemia, LI, NY, Peggy and Bill Mossman of Newberry, FL, Ace and Brenda Graves of Newfield, NY; fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; brother, Judson Graves of Horseheads, NY; many nieces and nephews. Mr. Graves retired from Morse Chain, Ithaca, NY, after 25 years of service. He was a Weeblo Scout Leader and was the head fundraiser for the Cub Scouts. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Memorial service will be held following visitation at 9 p.m. The Rev. Edward Ayers will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852; or a charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/3/2007.
GREEN - TOWNS, Sharon G.
Age 56, of Elmira, NY. She was born November 11, 1951 in Rochester, NY, the daughter of Fred W. and Rose M. (Giardina) Green and died Friday, December 7, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her father, Fred W. Green; and is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Daniel R. Towns; mother, Rose M. Green; sister, Linda (Vic) Wall, both of Apopka, FL; brother, Fred (Jennifer) Green of Indianapolis, IN; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; friends and coworkers, including special friends, Joanne, Brenda, Linda and Jack; and her caregivers, Ashley and Jenn. Sharon was employed with Wallin Insurance Agency. She was a lover of animals, an active member of P.E.T.A. and a NY Yankees fan. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, December 12th, from 6 to 7 p.m. A celebration of Sharon's life will begin at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Sharon through donations to Hope for Stroke, 250 Duck Pond Rd., Wantagh, NY 11793; or the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/10/2007.
GRIFFIN Daniel David
Of Cross Street in South Pulteney, died Thursday, December 6, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira after a brief illness. David was born on September 25, 1930, to Peter and Mary McGannon Griffin. He graduated from Corning Free Academy and attended General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan. David and Shirley Kniffin were married on July 11, 1953. David was a member of the US Navy in the Korean Conflict, where he received the China Service Medal. He was the proprietor of Griffin's Garage in Painted Post prior to retiring from Corning Natural Gas Company in 1992. David loved living at Keuka Lake for many years, enjoying the view, as well as sailing, one of his favorite pastimes. He also enjoyed delivering buses for handicapped transportation during his retirement. David is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Shirley; daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Michael Quattrini of Corning, NY, Stephany and Morris Skenderian of Laguna Beach, CA; son, Daniel Griffin of Wayne, NY; and grandson, Richard Miller of Vail, CO. David is also survived by a dear cousin, The Rev. Father Robert F. McNammara of Rochester, NY; brother-in-law, Richard Kniffin of Corning, NY; sisters-in-law and husbands, Jane and Richard Goltry of Bath, NY, Rosalie and Lee Wilson of Tucson, AZ; several nieces and nephews, and many close friends. David was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Mary McGannon Griffin; brother, Peter Griffin; and sister, Patricia Ward. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 11th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Gabriel's in Hammondsport, NY. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers. Donations can be made in David's name to The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Box 76, Hammondsport, NY, or St. Gabriel's Church in Hammondsport. Arrangements are by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/9/2007.
HAMBLIN William D.
Age 74, of the Edward Flannery Apartments, Elmira, NY, died Thursday, November 29th, 2007, at the St. Josephs Hospital. Bill is survived by his ex-wife and friend, Clara Hall of Elmira; cousins, Judith Hamblin, Bill Hamblin, both of FL; friends, Lissa DePew and Bonnie Walborn, both of Elmira; and many other dear friends; along with his faithful feline companion, "Muffin". Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Bill in the Hobby Room of the Edward Flannery Apartments, Thursday, December 13th, 2007, at 4:00 p.m. The Reverend Dr. William Lutz will officiate. Bill was proud to be an LPN, and loved owning and operating his own truck. He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church. In the past he was a devoted member of the Lyons Club, and the democratic committee. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Nyack, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/11/2007
HENDERSON - NURSS, Marie F. (Henderson)
Age 83, of Carriage Estates, Elmira, NY, died peacefully from this world on December 17th, 2007 at Elcor Health Center, Horseheads, NY. Marie was born on October 1st, 1924, the daughter of the late Lewis and Florence Henderson who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years, Ronald A. Nurss, on December 29th, 1996. She is survived by her brother, Donald (Dawn) Henderson of Tallahassee, FL; her nephew, Thomas (Patty) Henderson of Atlanta, GA; her niece, Antoinette (Glen) Jacobson of Elmira, NY; special friends, Alyce Adair, Lucille Sayles, Gail and Jim McKaig; and many caring neighbors and acquaintances. Marie was employed for over 30 years at Curtis Food Service. After her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering and delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. Marie was a member of North Presbyterian Church. It was her request that no formal viewing or funeral services be held. Those who wish may make memorials in her name to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care or to their favorite charity. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
JENKINS - CLINTON, Maybelle A.
Of Millerton, PA
died peacefully at the Towanda Skilled Nursing Facility in Towanda, PA on Sunday, December 2, 2007, at the age of 95. She was born in Canton, PA, the daughter of the late Justin and Mabel (Myrick) Jenkins. Besides her parents, Maybelle was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Merrick on July 4, 1968; her second husband, Orson Clinton on December 4, 1984; daughters, NovaJean Merrick in September 1929, Dawn Hawkins in 1992; and son-in-law, Fred Hawkins in 2002. Mrs. Clinton is survived by a son, Tim (Anita) Merrick of Erin, NY; 11 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Maybelle retired from the Remington Rand in 1972. She was a member of Millerton Senior Citizen Center and enjoyed quilting and knitting. Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/6/2007.
JONES - THORNE, Ruby E.
formerly of Westfield, PA
96, died Friday, December 14, 2007. Born September 20, 1911, in Mannington, WV, she was the daughter of James D. and Bertha Jane Toothman Jones. On February 19, 1932, in Fairview, WV, she married Addison Thorne, who predeceased her in 1961. She was a homemaker and a member of the Potter Brook Happy Hour Club. Surviving are: three sons, James (Crystle) Thorne of Middlebury Center, Arthur (Pat) Thorne of Westfield, and Aaron (Bessie) Thorne of Galeton; two daughters, Barbara (John) McNeill of Osceola, and Betty (David) Inghram of Hanes City, FL; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; a sister, Bessie (Arthor) Stuckey of Knoxville; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers. Friends may call Monday, December 17th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/15/2007.
LaBARR Kenneth W.
Of Erin, NY
Kenneth W. LaBarr, 58, of Erin, NY, died on December 12, 2007, at Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Doretta LaBarr; his children, Richard LaBarr, Elmira, NY, Julie Abbott, Maryland, Jean Paul LaBarr, Kingston, NY, Melinda Fredenburg, Erin, NY; three grandchildren; brother, David LaBarr; sisters, Elizabeth Kilbride, Janet Jones; and several nieces and nephews. Ken was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on December 23, 1948, the son of the late Kenneth and Frances (Wells) LaBarr. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam era, and continued to research and explore military history. Ken was a member of the Chemung County Rod and Gun Club and had a passion for the outdoors and black-powder hunting. No services will be held at this time. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring and will be announced at that time. Those wishing are asked to direct gifts of sympathy in memory of Ken to the USMC Toys for Tots Foundation, PO Box 1947, Quantico, VA 22134. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/14/2007.
LEE - BUTLER Pauline J.
Age 89, of Baldwin Run Road, Wellsboro, PA, died December 18, 2007 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Weldon E. Butler who died in 1980. Pauline was born April 13, 1918 in Asaph, PA, the daughter of the late Lewis and Eva Walker Lee. She was a lifetime resident of Tioga County and a homemaker who enjoyed bird watching. Surviving are sons, Melvin Butler, Lawrenceville, PA, Jordan Butler, Bath, NY, Weldon T. Butler, Wellsboro, PA, and Dennis Butler, Wellsboro, PA; daughter, Gloria Repard, Owego, NY; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Pauline's Life Celebration on Friday, December 21, 2007, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Ronald Crane officiating. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/19/2007.
LEVY - SIMON Harriet Levy
[1920 – 2007]
Died peacefully Saturday, November 24. She was 87. Harriet had relocated to Albuquerque, NM, in 2004 from her birthplace in Elmira, NY. Harriet was the daughter of Benjamin and Martha Levy and sister to Benjamin Levy, Jr. Harriet graduated from Elmira College, married Bernard Simon in 1942 and settled back in Elmira after various military assignments during World War II. Harriet taught at the George Washington Elementary School for over 20 years and became an active volunteer at the Arnot Ogden Hospital during her retirement. Harriet enjoyed traveling and watching a variety of sports teams, especially the Yankees. She is survived by three daughters, Raye Brass and her husband, Herb of Loveland, OH, Barbara Simon and her partner, Paula Mayhew of NY, NY, and Janet Simon and her husband, Mark Weber of Albuquerque, NM; two granddaughters, Rebecca Brass Gardner and Lizabeth Brass Bakall; and four great- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elmira College Annual Fund, One Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901-9968. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/2/2007.
LIDO John E.
Age 56, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, December 15, 2007, at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. He is survived by his parents, John R. and Connie Lido; sisters, Kathy (Ray) Cook and Theresa (Frank) Bock; brothers, Gary (Tina) Lido and Jerome (Joyce) Lido; nephews, Gary DeDominick, Jeffrey Bock, Dakota Cook, and Jay Lido. It was John's request that there be no calling hours and private services be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/19/2007.
LILLEY - HAFF Waneta M.
Age 84, of Wayne, NY, died Thursday, December 6, 2007, at Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath, NY. Friends may call from 2-3 p.m., Wednesday (Dec. 12) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Rowley officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bath Volunteer Ambulance Service, Steuben St., Bath, NY 14810. Waneta was born October 23, 1923 in Johnson City, NY, the daughter of the late Wayne and Mary Reynolds Lilley. She graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1941. On December 18, 1943 in Bressport, NY, she married the late Harry W. Haff. He died on December 15, 1992. A lifelong area resident, she was a farm wife helping her husband on their family farm in Wayne. She was a member of the Reading Center Church and Home Bureau in her younger years. A wonderful wife and mother, she is loved and will be missed by two sons, Henry W. (Rosa) Haff of Dundee, Gary G. (Mary Ellen) Haff of Bath; two daughters, Flora H. (Ivan) Cranmer of Bath, Diane Marie (Doug) Rivers of Cohocton, NY; eight grandchildren, Michael Haff, Rebecca Gable, Heather Hyer, Hillary Haff, Paul Watson, Matthew Watson, Rachelle Peterson, and Marc Clements; three step grandchildren, Curtis, Martin and Christopher Cranmer; 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Traxler of Newport Richey, FL, Janet Fitch of Green Valley, AZ; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Rhoda Givin, of Watkins Glen, on May 8, 1997. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/7/2007.
MARTIN-HOLLAND-JACOBSON Luella (Lou)
Age 88, died peacefully at her home on Monday, December 3, 2007. She was born on October 11, 1919 to Vetal and Ellen Martin in Island Falls, Maine, and grew up in Elkland, Pennsylvania. She later moved to Niagara Falls, NY, where she lived for forty years. She worked for many years in the Food Service Industry and retired as a "Demo," May 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Gail L. Fader of Hemet, CA, and Sister Helen Doleski of Painted Post, NY. She is also survived by nieces, Mary Ellen Orchowski and family of Mansfield, PA, Melody Harris and family of Woodhull, NY, and Viola Plumley and family of Painted Post, NY; nephews, David Martin and family of Elkland, PA, Georgie Husted and family of Chaffe, NY, and Gary Husted and family of Chaffe, NY. She was predeceased in death by husband, Harold (Spike) Holland in 1974; and John (Jake) Jacobson in 1987; parents, Vetal and Ellen Martin; sisters, Ethel Trousdale, Eleanor Husted; and brother, David Martin. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, January 19, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Luella knew no strangers in her lifetime and touched many lives throughout her journey. She will be missed by all. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/18/2007.
MASON - HALSTEAD, Joan Catherine
Of Elmira, NY
Was born May 11, 1947 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of George and Dorothy (Layton) Mason died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving and caring family on Tuesday, December 4, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 60. Her beloved father, George June 29, 1978, predeceased her. She is survived by her loving mother, Dorothy (Mason) Leonard of Athens, PA; beloved sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Chester VanDuzer Jr. of Sayre, PA; much-loved daughters, Donna Trumbull, Deanna (David) Reidy, and Dawn Rossman, all of Elmira, NY; adored grandchildren, Michael, Jaret, Allen (AJ), Asheligh, Ariel, Samantha, Korey, Cody, and Jamie. Joan was a dedicated member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #1536 in Sayre, PA. To say the very least, she was an avid NASCAR fan and enthusiast. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Friday, December 7, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring her life will be held there following the visitation (8 p.m.). The Reverend James Donahoo will celebrate Joan's service. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society Ovarian Cancer Fund, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/6/2007.
McKERROW Patrick S.
Age 27, of Salisbury, MD, died Sunday, December 9, 2007, unexpectedly while visiting his grandmother, Helen, at 1062 Plymouth Ave., Elmira. Survived by mother, Louise McKerrow (John Foltz); father, Stephen McKerrow: grandmothers, Helen McKerrow and Patricia Bochert; aunts and uncles, Ann and Ken Bubacz, Natalie Janeski, Linda Seeley, Mark and Jan Ritter, Peggy and Bruce Mews, Kate Anderson, Roger and Patricia Bochert, John Bochert; several cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service at the Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday, December 12, at 12 Noon. Rev. Ross Raymond officiating.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/10/2007.
MOSHIER BETSEY JANE
Wellsboro Gazette - December 3, 1936
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Butler were called to Alfred, N.Y., last Monday, by the death of their aunt, Mrs. Ralph Button.
O'NEIL Brian P.
Age 45, of Odessa, NY, died unexpectedly on December 2, 2007 at home. Brian is survived by his wife, Jane and son, Colin, both of Odessa, NY; sister, Peggy Brown and husband, Joel of Saratoga Springs, NY; sisters-in-law, Jennifer Dunlap and husband, Gary of VA, and Julie Dunlap and husband, Jim, also of VA; brother-in-law, David Dunlap of AZ; nieces and nephews, Jason Brown of New York City, NY, Caitlin Brown and Andrew Brown of Saratoga Springs, NY, Abigail and William Boshart and Alexander and Patrick Corrigan, all of Virginia; aunt, Joy Hanlon of Odessa, NY; and cousins, Mike (Laurie) Hanlon and family of Horseheads, NY, Sue Wigglesworth of TX. Brian is predeceased by his parents, Dennis and Lois Hanlon O'Neil; grandparents, Howard and Helen Hanlon; and uncle, William Hanlon. Brian was in the lumber industry his entire life and as a family member he served on the Board of Directors of Cotton-Hanlon, Inc. and was also a big part of the Cotton-Hanlon working Family. Brian will be remembered for his good heart and quick sense of humor. At the family's request there will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Brian may do so through memorials to a charity of one's choice or plant a tree in Brian's loving memory. Arrangements entrusted to the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Odessa, NY.
OWLETT MARY MINERVA
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, October 20, 1993, Pg 12
Mary M. Graham, 89, of Genesee RR 1 died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1993 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Born Aug. 4, 1904 in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Thomas and Cora Brown Owlett. Married James Halsey Graham on Dec 3, 1926 in Ulysses. He died in 1988. Burial on Oct. 20 in Ulysses Cemetery.
PARRY William Edward, Sr.
Age 84, of Athens, PA, died on Monday, December 3, 2007. William was born on January 30, 1923 in Argentine, PA, the son of Paul Parry and Helen Thompson Parry. He started working around the coal mines of Argentine at a young age. On November 6, 1943 William married Helen (Hughes) Parry in the rectory of St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. William served his country during World War II in the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific. At the wars' conclusion William returned to Elmira, his wife, and his employment at Bendix Corp., a job he held for 30 years retiring as a set-up man in 1975. In addition to his employment at Bendix, William held various part time jobs around Elmira from construction to school bus driver. William is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Helen (Hughes) Parry; sons and daughter-in-law, William Edward Parry, Jr. of Athens, PA, Michael John and Keva Parry of Painted Post; and grandson, Shawn Michael Parry. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his beloved third son, Martin Paul; and in-laws, James and Mary Hughes. William will be forever missed by his family and friends. He worked long and hard to provide for his family. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/5/2007.
PILLARD Carl J.
Age 81, of Greeley, CO, died on December 4, 2007 in Greeley, CO. He was born on December 1, 1926 in Buffalo, New York, to John and Cecilia (Skrzycka) Pilarski. He served in the US Navy, immediately following World War II. On August 24, 1956 he married Betty Kathryn Morgan in Vestal, New York. She preceded him in death. Carl has lived in Greeley since 2005, moving there from Sarasota, Florida, where he had lived since 1987, and Addison, New York prior to that. Mr. Pillard worked as an educator for most of his life. He was a math teacher and very successful coach in basketball and baseball at the Elmira Free Academy in Elmira, New York, and later became the Principal of Addison Central High School in Addison, New York, retiring in 1982. Carl was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Addison, New York. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club in Addison. He loved golfing, basketball and baseball. Carl is survived by his daughter, Mary Salas of Greeley, CO; sons, David Pillard of Shandaken, NY, and Ed Pillard and wife, Jan of Warren, NJ. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Craig, Eric, Tiffany, Kelly, Tyler and Katelyn. Cremation has been completed and no services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Addison Teachers Association Scholarship Fund in care of Judy Johnson-Huth, 1 Colwell Street, Addison, NY 14801-1398. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/7/2007.
PIPHER Robert E. "Bob"
Age 73, of 2429 Lower Lake Rd., Seneca Falls, died December 16, 2007 at his home following a 6 month battle with metastatic stomach cancer. In accord with his wishes, the funeral service will be private. Friends may call at the family home between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, December 21. Bob had an insatiable curiosity and an interest in many things. Join us in lifting a glass to toast his life. He will be sadly missed by his loving family, wife of 42 years, Judy; his children, Tim (Jo) Pipher of Seneca Falls, Vicci (Mike) Frederick, Seminole, FL, Wendi (Hugh) Hunter of Acton, ON, Canada, Neil (Linda) Pipher of Smith Falls ON, Canada; and his sister, Doris Krebs of Horseheads; eight loving grandchildren, one great-grandson, nieces and nephews; his in-laws; the mother of his children, Darlene; as well as a brother, Dick. Predeceased by his granddaughter, Emma. Bob was born in Elmira, the son of Freida (Wood) and Oliver Pipher on October 27, 1934. He attended Odessa Central School and Syracuse University, served three years in the Marine Corps and lived for a time in California and Indiana, before returning to settle in Upstate New York. He retired from Inficon Leybold Hereaus in Syracuse where he was first engaged in engineering product design, followed by various positions in marketing. During his retirement, he and his wife and kids and friends spent 4 years building a 40 ft. trimaran, Cygnus, which they sailed on Cayuga Lake, then on to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Three smaller trimarans were also built during his 36 year residence in Seneca Falls. In addition to sailing and camping with his close-knit family, Bob enjoyed golfing each summer. Memorials may be directed to the Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga St., Seneca Falls, 13148; or the American Cancer Society, in memory of Bob. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Sanderson-Moore Funeral Home, Inc., 32 State St., Seneca Falls, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/18/2007.
POTTER Francis "Ralph"
Age 69, of County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY, died on December 6, 2007 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Ruth Covey Potter; daughter, Laura Potter of Elmira, NY; sisters, Virginia Talada of Daggett, PA, and Rev. Betty Bement of Painted Post, NY; brothers, Joseph Potter of Horseheads, NY, James Potter of Millerton, PA, and Philip Potter of Beggs, OK; several nieces and nephews. Ralph worked for Totem Taxi, Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Thursday, December 13, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon. His funeral service will follow on 12 Noon. His sister, Rev. Betty Bement will officiate. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/11/2007.
POWERS William W.
William W. Powers, "Bill the elevator man" Mansfield University, age 88, of West Water Street, Wellsboro, PA, died November 28, 2007. He was born December 10, 1918 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Earl and Erma Eberenz Powers. Survived by wife, Marian Haynes Powers; three daughters, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by two sons. Friends and family are invited to Bill's Life Celebration on Friday, November 30, 2007, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service to follow at 7:30 p.m. If desired, memorials may be sent to Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/30/2007
RICHARDS Winston L.
Winston L. Richards left this world to be with his Savior on Sunday, October 28, 2007, at Arnot Odgen Medical Center. Born and raised in Caton on August 28, 1927 to W. Earl and Charlotte D. (Hemly) Richards. He attended local schools in Caton and Corning, graduated in Sacramento, CA and also attended a Junior College in CA. For over 25 years Winston worked for Ray and Harry Rhinehart as a scale man and bookkeeper. He later retired from the Town of Caton as a bookkeeper and continued his bookkeeping skills as Treasurer of the Elmwood Cemetery Association up until his passing. He enjoyed life's simple pleasures such as spending time with family and friends, especially playing cards and in earlier years fishing, hunting and farming. Survivors include, daughter and son-in-law, Avonne and Eugene Dickerson of Caton; granddaughters, Beth and Dale Gridley of Caton, Apryl and Jon Clary of Hornby; grandsons, Kurt and Christine Dickerson of Milton, NY, and Ryan Dickerson of Caton; dear and precious great-grandchildren, Jacob and Carter Gridley of Caton and Olyvia and Emily Clary of Hornby; sisters, Gladys and Frank Reynolds of Springfield, MO, Anna Moe (Dale-dec.) of Long Beach, CA; brother and best friend, David Richards (Marion-dec.) of Lindley; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. As a young man, Winston was struck with the polio virus and was paralyzed in both legs. Fortunately, this was not a handicap for him, only an obstacle that gave him the tremendous strength and courage to live a productive and fulfilling life. A kind, gentle and patient man, that rarely complained of anything, but always thought of others before himself. Those that knew him respected his inner-strength and will to live his life to the fullest. He will be truly missed by family and friends. Family and friends may call at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning, on Thursday, November 1, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow calling hours at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Frank Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/30/2007.
ROOF Michael A.
Age 64 of S. Main St., Horseheads and formerly of Buffalo, died at home on Tues., Dec. 4, 2007. He was born Aug. 28, 1943 in Lackawanna, NY to the late James Sr. and Anne (Riordan) Roof. He is survived by his friend, confident and wife, Yvonne (Monell) Roof; daughter, Kelly Joyce of Orchard Park, NY; sons, Timothy (Angela) Roof of West Seneca, NY, and Terrence (Melissa) Roof, also of West Seneca, NY; daughter, Carrie (Christopher) Schoettle of Levittown, PA; aunt, Ceil Roof of Buffalo, NY; nine grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close and caring friends. In addition to his parents, Mike was also predeceased by his brother, James Roof Jr., and sister-in-law, Mary Jo Roof. Mike was an Erie County Deputy Sheriff. Many family members and friends will miss Mike's jokes and laughter. Calling hours will take place at Sieck & Mast Funeral Home, 250 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca, NY, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, from 2-5:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Bonaventure Church, 36 Flohr Ave., West Seneca, NY, on Mon., Dec. 10, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Matthews Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Mike with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or the Horseheads Animal Shelter, 150 Wygant Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Local arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/7/2007.
ROUNDS Paul W.
Age 70, of Montour Falls, NY, died on Thursday morning, December 6, 2007, doing as he had wished, working on his last day. Paul was always thankful for his many blessings and will be greatly missed by his loving family, Alpine Bible Baptist Church and friends from the Schuyler community, which he loved and lived in his entire life. Paul is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne (Ziegler) Rounds, of 48 years; six cherished children, Jeffrey (Jill) of Horseheads, NY, Robert (Karen) of Montour Falls, NY, Jill (John) Marsh of Montour Falls, NY, Beth (Mike) Hornick of Montour Falls, NY, Michael (Beth) of Montour Falls, NY, Adam of Montour Falls, NY. He was very proud of his 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive him. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Justine (Fowler) and Wesley Rounds; sister and brother-in-law, Esther-Irene (George) Snyder; infant grandson, Joey Marsh; and twin granddaughters, Jamie and Justine Marsh. Paul's school years were spent at OMCS, where he and Sue met. Over the years, Paul changed jobs and hobbies to support and entertain his family, all the while maintaining a large, generous heart, which equaled his stature. Early on, Paul worked at Remington Rand in the paint booth, later taking over operation of the dairy farm from his father, which grew and prospered until 1976. While farming, Paul also drove school bus, volunteered on the Odessa Fire Department, sold Polaris snowmobiles, and raced stock cars with good family friend, Claude Marsh. After farming, Paul was a logger of area hardwoods and later with assistance from farming friend, Bill Blaha, set up a successful truck business to haul logs and lumber materials. Paul enjoyed nature, travel, camping, preaching the Bible to any who would listen, and throwing parties for his family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 No. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. His funeral service will be held there following visitation, 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Bruce Varner will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Odessa Fire Department Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 132, Odessa, NY 14869, or to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/10/2007 - 12/11/2007.
ROUPP - HUTCHINSON Jennifer L.
Age 32, of Scio, NY, died November 28, 2007, near Wellsboro, PA, the result of a vehicle accident. Jennifer was born September 21, 1975. She was employed by Maitre'D Home for the Elderly in Scio. Jennifer is survived by her husband of ten years, Mark; her children, Nicholas Roupp, Preston and Christian Hutchinson, all of Covington, PA; her stepdaughter, Ashley Hutchinson of Arnot, PA; her father and stepmother, Philip and Cynthia Roupp of Covington, PA; her paternal grandmother, Jean Stadler of Mansfield, PA; her maternal grandfather, Ray Frederick of Blossburg, PA; a half sister, Jenelle Roupp of Mansfield, PA, a half brother, Ryan Hilfiger of Pueblo, CO; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Karie. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Friday, 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church with Father Jacek J. Bialkowski, celebrant. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/30/2007.
SAUER - FARMER, Gretchen S.
Gretchen Louise Sauer Farmer, 74, of Hammondsport, NY, died with her children at her side on Saturday, October 27, 2007, at Ira Davenport Hospital. She was born September 11, 1933 in Fort Benning, Georgia, the daughter of Colonel J. Samuel Sauer and Jean Walker Sauer. Her childhood years were spent in Australia, Hawaii and throughout the continental U.S. She was a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Political Science and Elmira College with a master's degree in Education. In 1954 she married Channing M. Farmer in Rochester, NY. Throughout her lifetime she worked as an assistant librarian at the University of Pennsylvania, a substitute high school teacher in the Elmira and Corning area, a language instructor in Shanghai, China, an assessor for the Town of Wayne, and a freelance abstract writer. She served on the Board of the Chemung County SPCA and volunteered at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport. Gretchen was a devoted homemaker and her interests included gardening, reading, traveling and playing bridge. A sports enthusiast, she enjoyed playing tennis, ice skating, waterskiing and sailing. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years, Channing (Jack) Miller Farmer; and sister, Sally Sauer Young. She is survived by four children, daughters, Deborah (Patrick) Liedot of Medan, France and Sally (Lawrence) King of Saratoga Springs; sons, David (Susan) Farmer and Robert (Mary) Farmer of Hammondsport; and grandchildren, Thomas, Jonathan, Matthieu and Sarah Liedot, Emily and Megan Farmer, and Sydney, Lauren and Jillian Farmer. Caring for her friends and family, especially her grandchildren, brought her great joy. She will be sadly missed. Friends may call on the family at LaMarche Funeral Home in Hammondsport on Friday, November 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Consistent with Gretchen's wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the college of your choice or to the Glenn Curtiss Museum, 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/30/2007.
Wellsboro Agitator - March 8, 1944
Stephen Shaff, eldest son of Porter D and Mary Jane Dickenson Shaff, died March 6, at his home in Britton, S. D., aged 80 years. He is survived by his widow, Anna Sherburne Shaff, sons, Lewis and Henry and daughter, Sarah; brother, James, of Britton, South Dakota; one daughter, Mary West, of Andover, N.Y.; son Porter and brother, Clarence E., of Wellsboro; sisters, Ida Sherburne and Nettie Doan, of Ulysses, PA, several nieces and nephews. Burial in Britton, S. D.
SIMPSON Jesse M.
Age 25, of Hogback Rd., Lowman, New York, died very unexpectedly Saturday, November 25, 2007, in Goldsboro, NC. Jesse was the son of Charles Simpson and Sara Metcalf Simpson. He was born in Elmira, NY, July 4th, 1982. Surviving Jesse is his father and stepmother, Charles and Crystal Simpson of Lowman, NY; mother, Sara Simpson of Princeton, NC; brothers, Beau (Georgianna) Simpson of Elmira, NY, Brett (Meredith) Simpson of Princeton, NC; sisters, Yvette (Bob) Watson of Valdosta, GA, Shannon Carver of Elmira, NY; nieces and nephews, Dustin Edwards of Valdosta, GA, Kiendra Simpson, Ethan Simpson, Kaelynn Button, Joshua Carver, Khadijah Clayborn. Jesse loved his friends, camping, fishing, and music. Jesse's family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Friday, November 30th, 2007, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with private funeral services being held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the SPCA or to the charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/29/2007.
SYKORA Theodore R. "T.Bear"
62, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007, in Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Born May 4, 1945, in Wellsboro, he was the son of the late Theodore J. and Doris (Williams) Sykora. He was a graduate of Galeton High School. On January 7, 1972, in Galeton, he married the former Wendy Persing. Mr. Sykora was employed as a welder with Snyder Tank Corporation in Galeton for many years. He served with the National Guard, was a member of the Galeton Loyal Order of the Moose #826, the Gaines Game Feeders Club, and the Kettle Creek Sportsman's Club. Ted was an avid hunter and greatly enjoyed time spent at his hunting camp with his friends and family. He found his faith and hope in "God's Country" and lived his life with this quote in mind, "Live Well, Laugh Often, and Love Much". Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Wendy Sykora; his beloved children, Kevin (Valerie) Sykora and Janelle Sykora; one grandson, the joy of his life, Gavin Sykora; two brothers, David (Joyce) Sykora and Tim (Renee) Sykora; two sisters, Lana (Robert) Bennett and Lucille (Donald) Whitney; mother-in-law, Marjorie Persing; two sisters-in-law, Jackie Bosek of Galeton, and Carole (Pete) Stultz; one brother-in-law, Larry (Peggy) Persing; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA, on Monday, December 17, 2007, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, December 18, 2007, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with funeral services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. David K. Shultz will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association or to a sportsman's club of the donor's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/15/2007.
SLOHM David Baker
A native of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at his residence in Shushan, NY on October 6, 2007 surrounded by his family. He was born in Elmira on December 25, 1926, the only child of Ike and Mamie Slohm, attending Elmira schools, Valley Forge Military Academy, and was a 1950 graduate of Goddard College, Plainfield, VT. In 1943, David enlisted in the United States Navy becoming the youngest Company Commander at Sampson Naval Base, Geneva, NY. In the late 1970's, after varied careers in Elmira, Brooklyn, and Ringwood, New Jersey, he became the corporate gun buyer for the Orvis Company, Manchester, VT. David officially retired in 1988 from the Orvis Company but continued his association as a consultant until 2006. He is survived by his wife of fifty eight years, the former Natalie Firstenberg; children, James, Susan, and Douglas, also natives of Elmira; grandchildren, David, Elena, Douglas, Alex, Ben, and William; and cousin, Elmira resident, Doris Baker Epstein. A celebration of David's life was held on the banks of the Battenkill River on October 13, 2007 and his remains were interned at the Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/13/2007.
SMITH William M.
Age 66, of Van Etten, died peacefully on Friday, November 23, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. Family and friends are invited to Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, 56 North Main Street, Spencer, on Wednesday, November 28, 2007. Viewing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by the service at 3 p.m. Burial will immediately follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society, 31 Adams Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760. (800-227-2345). Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/26/2007.
SOWERSBY Carlos J. "Skip"
Sacramento, Calf. & Corning, N.Y. Carlos J. "Skip" Sowersby, 60, died Sunday, November 18, 2007 at home with his loving wife, Pamela at his side. Skip served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1966 to 1972. He was retired from Simmons-Rockwell, Inc. as a finance manager. He is survived by his wife Pamela Wood Sowersby; daughters, Michelle (Roger) Freas of Elmira Heights, N.Y., Amanda Markell of Elmira, N.Y.; grandchildren, Kyler and Drake Freas of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; brother, Gary (Shirley) Sowersby of Painted Post, N.Y., Hiram Sowersby of Corning, N.Y., Jennie (Richard) Hoyt of Painted Post, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Ronald (Diane) Wood of Corning, N.Y., Sandra Barber of Calif., several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends; faithful pet companion, Sally. He was predeceased by his parents Donald and Doris Tadder Sowersby; sisters, Georgia Minkler, Donna Probst, Olive Fey, Ernestine Iddings; brothers, William Sowersby, Kendall Sowersby. Services will be held Friday, November 30, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Water Street, Painted Post, N.Y. Pastor Gary McCaslin will officiate. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/29/2007.
SPEEN - HAVERLEY, Katherine
Katy touched us all in her own special way. Please remember her in your thoughts and prayers. GOD BLESS HER HEART. Katy aged 84 years and resided at 221 Hendy Creek Rd., Pine City, NY. She was born June 26, 1923 in Elmira, daughter of the late John and Mary (Roman) Speen and left us Saturday, December 15, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1989; and son, Gregory in 2006. She is survived by her son-in-law and daughter, John and Marianne Di Crasto of Pine City; daughter-in-law, Dawn Haverley of Horseheads; grandsons, Cy Clinton Haverley of Elmira and Adam Gregory Haverley of Horseheads; brother, Paul Bonyak of Elmira; sister-in-law, Stenny Bonyak of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces and nephews. Private services will take place at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/17/2007.
STEVES - CARL, Evaline Lucille (Steves)
Age 95, went with the Angels to be with Our Lord on Monday, December 17, 2007, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads. She was born on July 20, 1912 in Webster, Wisconsin, the daughter of Eugene Jerome and Lois Hannah (Tucker) Steves. She was a teacher at the West Hills School in Corning for 3 years and at a rural school in Barton, NY for 2 years prior to being married in 1934 to Robert M. Carl. Evaline and her husband operated the "Shelter for Homeless Animals" on Coleman Avenue in Elmira from 1934 to 1945. They owned the Sunnyside Grocery on Grove Street in the 1950's, and later, a small grocery on Golden Glow Drive. She worked for Peck's Hardware, Iszard's and then 13 years at the Cameo Shop from which she retired. She was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle Church in Hornell, NY and formerly a long-time member of the Christ United (Hedding) Methodist Church in Elmira. Evaline is survived by her daughters, Betty Lois Mace of Hillsboro, MO, Bonnie Jean (William) Wein of Corning, and Linda Joyce Carl of Bath. Evaline was the much loved grandmother of 11 grandchildren, great-grandmother of 19 great-grandchildren, also great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert M. Carl in 1991 following 58 years of marriage, by her brother, Russell Steves in1999, and by her son, Robert E. "Bud" Carl in 2004. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., on Friday, December 21, 2007, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow calling hours there at 6:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Coopers Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make donations to the charity of one's choice. Mom dearly loved her family, her pets, especially butterflies. Our sweet "Butterfly Angel" will be deeply missed. Evaline's family would like to extend a special thank you and sincere appreciation to the doctors and the staff at Bethany Manor for their excellent care. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/20/2007.
THEETGE - AUSTIN Elizabeth Joanna
87, of Sidney, NY, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. Elizabeth was born on May 4, 1920, daughter of the late Claude and Joanna (Emderle) Theetge in Elmira Heights, NY. On May 8, 1943, Betty married Warren Austin in Greenwood, MS. Elizabeth was employed as a waitress at Ken's Diner in Sidney until retiring in May of 1985. She was a 40 year member of the Unadilla Center United Methodist Church, and also a Fagan Flyer. She is survived by loving husband of 64 years, Warren Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Wendy Austin, Honeoye, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Robert Johnson, Beaufort, NC; five grandsons, Jason Austin, Eric Austin, Robert Johnson, Jr., Brett Johnson and David Johnson; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Helen and Francis Smith, Horseheads, Marian Morgan, Horseheads, Rosalie Vondracek, Cayuta, NY; brother and sister-in-law, John "Jack" and Eleanor Theetge, Horseheads. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Elizabeth was predeceased by a brother, Harold Theetge. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2007, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main Street, Sidney. Rev. Norman Tiffany of the Unadilla Center United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be held at Prospect Hill Cemetery at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty's name may be directed to the Unadilla Center United Methodist Church, 1204 Butternuts Road, Unadilla, NY 13849. Arrangements by C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main Street, Sidney, NY 13838. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/13/2007.
THOMASON - COWILICH Marlene T.
Age 68, of Horseheads, NY, died Monday afternoon, December 10, 2007, surrounded by her loved ones. Marlene was born February 28, 1939, a daughter of the late Harold and Thelma Thomason. Marlene worked as a beautician for fifty years in Horseheads. She was a hard worker that dearly adored her family and friends and would do anything for anybody. Marlene is survived by her children: Kim (Tim) Cheatham of Newport News, VA, Leslie (Kevin) McCarthy of Horseheads, NY, and Scott Cowilich of Millport, NY; granddaughters: Emily McCarthy, Katie McCarthy, Natalya Cowilich, Oxsanna Cowilich, and Kelly McCarthy; brothers: Bob Thomason of Odessa, NY, and Bill Thomason of Little Rock, AR; and her sweetheart and love of her life, Charlie Winant. It was Mrs. Cowilich's wish that there be no calling hours or Funeral Services. Those wishing to remember Marlene may do so through charities of one's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY.
TREU - URCKFITZ, Virginia Treu
An angel on earth was called back to the Lord on October 28, 2007. Predeceased by her father-in-law, Arthur W. Urckfitz. Virginia is survived by her husband of 29 years, Douglas; her children, Melissa, Andrew, and Emily; parents, Harold and Teresa Treu of Elmira, NY; brother, Perry Treu; sister, Judith Treu; mother-in-law, Margaret Urckfitz; brothers-in-law, Tucker Urckfitz, James (Sharon) Urckfitz; sister-in-law, Sandra (Thomas) Masterton; nieces and nephews, Kathryn, Timothy, Christopher, Patrick, Kimberly, Cierra, Sean, Brendan, Josh, and Logan; other family and friends. Ginny was a teacher for 30 years, the last 17 of which she was a first grade teacher at Indian Landing Elementary School. Friends may call at Jennings, Nulton and Mattle Funeral Home, 1704 Penfield Rd., Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. Virginia's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 43 Gebhardt Rd., Penfield. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider the Lipson Cancer Center or Shepherd Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/30/2007.
TYLER William E. III
Age 57, of Brown Hollow Road in Corning, NY, died Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at Corning Hospital. Bill was born in Sayre, PA on February 25, 1950 to William and Florence (Lane) Tyler, Jr. He married Cheryl Harriger on February 12, 1988 in Caton. He was employed by VanPatten Plumbing & Heating in Elmira as a plumber and pipe fitter. Bill raised and flew Birmingham Roller pigeons in competition. He was an avid hunter, car enthusiast, and loved spending time with his family and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his father, William. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his mother, Florence Tyler; three daughters, Floranna McCandless of Leggett, TX, Sabrina (David) Thompson of Elmira, and Nikida Tyler of Caton; four sons, William (Margaret) Tyler IV of St. Petersburg, FL, Micheal Altieri of Horseheads, Carl Card of Caton, and Jesse Johns of Elmira; five sisters, Margaret Rose of Caton, Cindy (Patrick) Pellett of Corning, Kimberly (Charles) Baker of Corning, Kurina (James) Mase of Caton, and M. Mari (Douglas) Tyler-Crout of Caton; three brothers, Oscar Tyler of Chillicothe, OH, Rick (Maryellen) Tyler of Elmira, and Robin (Tamara) Tyler of Elmira; grandchildren, Colby, Traci, Cammie, Michaela, Keirstyn, Zachary, and Kesley; his mother-in-law, Shirley Harriger; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2007, from 1 until 5 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Barnard Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896.
VANDERPOOL Richard M. "Dick"
Daily Review on 12/4/2007.
Richard M. "Dick" Vanderpool, age 82, of Dushore died peacefully at home on Monday, Dec. 03, 2007. Born, Dec. 30, 1924, in Spring Lake, Bradford County, Pa., he was the son of the late Richard and Roxanna Vanderpool. He is survived by: his wife, Julia Gulick Vanderpool, with whom he celebrated 58 years of marriage on Nov. 12 of this year; six children and twelve grandchildren: son Michael of Manassas, Va., grandchildren Kara and Michael as well as great grandchildren Molly and Ellie; son Richard and wife Karen of Bloomsburg, Pa., grandchildren Kristen, Katie and Kyle; daughter Debra McTague and husband Robert of Mountaintop, Pa., grandson Michael; daughter Barbara Vanderpool-Smith and husband Frank of Abingdon, Va., grandchildren Alexander and Adam; daughter Julie Williams and husband Keven of Wake Forest, N.C., grandchildren Arron and Katelyn; and son David and wife Julia of Midland, Mich., grandchildren Carla and Erik. He is also survived by: sisters, Winifred Porter of Raleigh, N.C.; Nellie Parrish of Melbourne, Fla.; Trudy Power of Paso Robles, Calif.; and Jean Chakanovsky of Binghamton, N.Y. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by brothers, Llewellyn and Garfield Vanderpool; sister, Mrs. Bess Hines; and daughter-in-law, Cynthia Vanderpool. He was a member of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church, Lopez, Pa. as well as a member of the Tennesen Sportsman's Club, White Ash Land Association, Operating Engineers 410, Veterans of Foreign Wars AJ Bird Memorial Post # 384, New Albany, Pa., American Legion McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred, PA, Evergreen Lodge No. 163, F. & A.M., Monroeton and Irem Temple, Dallas, Pa. Prior to his retirement in 1998, Dick founded and operated Triple V Construction Company, Dushore, Pa. which was engaged in the construction of numerous heavy, highway and bridge projects throughout Pennsylvania. He was an avid hunter. He also took great pride and joy in tending to his garden. Dick graduated from the Wyalusing High School and enlisted in the Navy at age 17 during World War II and was assigned to LST 266. He saw extensive action throughout the European, North African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Sea theaters of operation participating in battles at Bizerte, Gibraltar, and Anzio. He participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy on Omaha Beach where he was among the first amphibious assault forces to land. Upon completion of his service in Europe he was transferred to the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was honorably discharged from the Navy on January 7, 1946 and was awarded the following medals and diplomas: Naval Medal of Good Conduct; American Campaign Medal; European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze stars; Asiatic Pacific Campaign with one bronze star; Operation Overlord Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Republic of France Liberation Diploma of Honor, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont Utah Beach Diploma, and the Republic of France Federation of French War Veterans Diploma. In his professional life, Dick was known to all as a man of great integrity who possessed an unequaled work ethic. His family and friends will always remember him as a pillar of strength whose highest priority was to offer unconditional love and support to all those who had the honor of knowing this fine man. Burial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church, Lopez, Pa., with Hieromonk Michael Thier, his priest, and Very Reverend Daniel Kovalak, Holy Cross Orthodox Church, Williamsport, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in St. Vladimir's Cemetery, Lopez, Pa. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and there will be a Parastas Service held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside Military Funeral Honors will be accorded by members of McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa. Member are asked to assemble and pass-in-review at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church, PO Box 211, Lopez, Pa. or Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration, RR 1, Box 184-X, Elwood City, Pa. 16117. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
VanDUYNE - WAITKINS, Mariam F.
Age 96, formerly of Croton-on-Hudson, NY, died November 30, 2007 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Mariam was born in Brooklyn, NY, on December 15, 1910, the daughter of Leroy and Eleanor (Bussmann) VanDuyne. She was a 1928 graduate and track star at Hicksville High School, and attended Alfred University, playing several women's sports, and earning a BA degree in 1932. She started work on her MLS degree at Syracuse University in 1936, and finished it in 1968. During that time she was an English teacher in Berlin and Locust Valley, NY, an 8th grade teacher in Manchester, MO, and a librarian at Kirkwood, MO, Junior High School. Mariam worked as a Middle School Librarian at Croton-Harmon's Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School from 1963-1973. She was a former member of the League of Women Voters, PTA, Literacy Volunteers, and the Westchester Hiking Club. She was predeceased by her husband, George R. Waitkins Ph.D., on June 26, 1995; son, Raymond D. Waitkins, February 5, 2000; sisters-in-law, Helen Waitkins Bronson and Constance Waitkins; and brother-in-law, Frank Waitkins. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, C. Ellen and James P. Coleman of Watkins Glen; daughter-in-law, Daria Gregg of Ossining, NY; grandchildren, Dr. James P. Coleman (Dawn) of Watkins Glen, Maj. Brian B. Coleman, USA SF; great-granddaughter, Wendy J. Coleman; sister-in-law, Ruth Waitkins of Croton-on-Hudson, NY; and several nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date at the convenience of the family and interment services will be held at Plain Lawn Cemetery, Hicksville, NY. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Watkins Glen Public Library or The Ethical Society of Northern Westchester. Arrangements are by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
VanWERT Doris J.
Died Sunday, December 9, 2007 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Doris is predeceased by her husband, William. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, December 13, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/11/2007.
WATKINS Lewis J. Sr.
Age 72, of 5356 Rt. 49, Knoxville, PA, died Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born January 9, 1935 in Knoxville, PA, the son of O'Dell and Martha Works Watkins. He was a member of the Addison Eagles and the Tioga American Legion. Lewis was a veteran of the U.S. Army, who served as a military policeman. He was also an avid Yankees fan and enjoyed playing cards. Lewis retired after working for 45 years for Dresser-Rand. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Retha Perry Watkins; daughters, Lela (Wally) Fuhrer, Osceola, PA, Annette (Curtis) Kio, Knoxville, PA, Phyllis (Harold) Erb, Knoxville, PA, Jodi (Ronald) Love, Little Rock, AR; son, Lewis Watkins, Jr., Greenbriar, AR, Chad Kilburn, who was like a second son to Lewis; 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Garlin Watkins, Elmira, NY, Merlin Watkins, Addison, NY; sister, Lois Zuke, Blossburg, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lewis was preceded in death by daughters, Linda VanZile and Nancy Shepard; grandson, Christopher Erb; brother, Darwin Watkins; and sister, Marie Van Pattan. Family and friends are invited to call at Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 West Main St., Elkland, PA, Saturday from 1 - 3:00 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Pastor Ed Collins Offc. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dialysis Services of Pennsylvania, 17 Tioga Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 in Lewis's memory.
WATTS Kenneth Paul
Age 75, of Centerville, PA, died on Monday, December 17, 2007, in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. He is the husband of Beverly Ann (Erie) Watts. The couple married on November 27, 1970 and had 37 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Ken's life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21st, at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Wuentrich, Pastor of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Ken was born on July 5, 1932 in Elmira, NY. He was the son of the late Richard and Blanche (Cahill) Watts. Ken worked in sales for Bern Furniture, Stromans Bakery, and Radio Shack. Ken's real passion was music; he played steel and electric guitars in county music bands around the Bradford County, PA/ Elmira, NY areas. In later years he loved playing and performing in local senior centers and retirement homes. He also liked fishing and woodworking. Ken is survived by his wife, Beverly of Centerville; his children, Richard and Bambi Watts of Elmira Heights, NY, Jerry and Joann Watts of Elmira, NY, Kenneth and Barb Mannion of Lowman, NY, Don Ennis of Horseheads, NY, Ken and Venus Watts of Bentley Creek, PA, Kevin and Julie Watts of Roseville, PA, Debbie and Neil Galpin of Florida, Darlene and Gerald Jayne of Bentley Creek, PA, Kimberly and William Chapin of Choctaw, OK, Keisha and Brian Lent of Bentley Creek, PA, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and best friend, Bernie Hakes. His parents, two brothers; and grandson, Dylan Patrick Chapin, predecease Ken. Contributions may be made in Ken's memory to his wife, Beverly Watts, 1920 Centerville Road, Gillett, PA 16925, to help bear the burden of Ken's funeral costs. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/19/2007.
Jeweler and Watchmaker
Age 92, of West Water Street, Elmira, died peacefully on October 25, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home on Monday, October 29, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. followed by a Masonic Service conducted by officers and members of Ivy Lodge #397, Elmira. His funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place in Maple Wood Cemetery, LaFayette, NY, following his funeral service. Those wishing to remember Mr. Woodford may do so through memorials to the North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.
Funeral services were held for Walter Zubriski of Grand Prairie, TX on Thursday, December 6, 2007. Burial followed in Dallas - Ft. Worth National Cemetery with full Military Honors. Walter died Friday, November 30, 2007, with Parkinson's disease. He was born October 18, 1927 in Elmira, son of the late Stephen and Macrina Zubriski. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mildred; children, Robert, Steve, Nina and Feliccia; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, John of Elmira Heights; and sister, Anna Zubriski Harabin of Elmira. He was predeceased by his parents; and sister, Sophie Dooley of Elmira. Walter served his country for 33 years with the U.S. Marine Corps which included 2 tours in Vietnam. He was an active member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Grand Prairie.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/13/2007.