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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA




Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page?  
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 


Tri County Clippings- Page Three Hundred Ten
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.

HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE - Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it..

BARNES – Miss Rebecca M. Barnes – died in Canton aged 23 years.

Age 81, died at the Bath VA on Saturday, December 22, 2007. He was born in Elmira, NY. Mr. Beckhorn is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Doris (Lang) Beckhorn; sons, Gary (Marion), Alan, Wayne (Nita), and Thomas Beckhorn; daughters, Gail Beckhorn, Elaine (Rafael) Hernandez, Eileen (Tracy) Best, Tammy (Tom) Bennett, Stacey (Matt) Weed; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jack loved to play Euchre with his family and friends and was an avid gardener. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Thursday, December 27th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a funeral service honoring his life to follow at 8 p.m. Mr. Beckhorn will be laid to rest at the Bath National Cemetery in Bath, NY on Friday, December 28, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. where he will be accorded Full Military Honors.

BIXBY – Miss Mary Bixby -died in Sylvania age 77 years old.

Age 89 of Elmira, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 5, 2008. Wealtha was a daughter of the late Harley and Margaret Brown Brewer. She was predeceased by her husband Paul L. Pullen; sisters, Mary Ann Blackman and Prudy Wich; and brother Charles Brewer. Wealtha is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Ann P. and Thomas A. Wilcox of Elmira with their children, Lisa (Howie) Evertts, David (Annie) Wilcox and John Wilcox; Karen J. and William H. Dovey of Elmira; sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory P. and Ann H. Pullen of Murdock FL with their son Spencer (Angie) Pullen: Jeffrey L. and Paula R. Pullen of Marietta GA with their sons, Ross and Eric Pullen; great granddaughter Michele Wilcox; sister-in-law, Margie Daniels of Elmira; brother-in-law, Robert Wich of Alpine NY. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Wealtha was retired from Schweizer Aircraft. It was her request that there be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers donations in Wealtha's memory may be directed to RSVP of Chemung County, 911 Stowell St., Elmira NY 14901 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd, Corning NY 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/7/2008.

BURNHAM - Karen B. Aldrich, whose faith and love impacted all those who came to know her, beloved wife and mother of four, died from advanced breast cancer Thursday surrounded by her family in her home in Wilson. She was 53.  Karen originally was an elementary teacher and her patient, guiding kindness and faith continued as she raised four loving children and was treasured by countless others.  Karen Burnham was born in Elmira, New York on January 19, 1954. She was the second of five children born to Robert and Valera Burnham. Her father served in the Second World War, and then returned to work as a fireman. Her mother had a love of learning and volunteered for many years as a librarian.  At Thomas Alva Edison High school, her love of music, vocal talent, and engaging personality naturally led her to perform in musicals - songs which she continued to sing throughout her life - cheerleading, and to form deep, lasting friendships. Family gatherings frequently included uproarious tales of famous antics involving her and close friend Ellen McCaulley. Karen and her mother, while trying to find SUNY-Cobleskill, joked that a herd of cows in a field must be it and soon realized they were correct. Before graduating with a degree in early childhood education, her time in Cobleskill led her to meet Dan Aldrich at a Christmas party while he was home from college. She ensured he studied; he ensured she married him in 1974. She agreed on the condition he support her continuing education.  What she considered her life's work began in 1977 with the birth of their first child, Elizabeth. Mark, Abigail, and Matthew followed. Her children profess her parenting as "faith, hope, and love – but the greatest of these is love."  Her devotion to her children and her belief in the importance of education led her to begin homeschooling at a time while it was still controversial. As the family moved to Wilson, she was a leader in the Wilson Area Home Educators and regularly calmly helped parents deal with stressful situations. She spent 14 years homeschooling one or more of her children. While passionate about quality children's education, she believed true learning continues throughout life and beyond. She believed a well-rounded education includes arts, sciences, biblical studies and requires service.  Despite her many duties as a full-time wife and mother, and as a frequent volunteer, she returned to school in 1993 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, taking classes as she could fit them in. In 1999 she achieved a life long goal, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. She continued studying at Southeastern, and in 2005 earned a Masters of Divinity, attending full-time even while undergoing chemotherapy during her final semesters.  The family attends Raleigh Road Baptist Church, where Karen was an integral member. She was heavily active in youth and children's ministries, several times organizing Vacation Bible School and serving as a Sunday School teacher. She had a heart for missions and went on many mission trips including trips to New Hampshire, Miami, Brazil, and Southeast Asia. She served as a prayer partner for several missionaries and even spent a time showering with cold water when she learned that a missionary friend had only cold water. Despite her physical infirmities, she continued steadfastly, presently serving as head of the Women's Ministry.  She documented many of her highs and lows of diagnosis and treatment online here and people from around the world sent messages of gratitude and thanks for her words of hope and faith. She was active in the local cancer support group and speaker at the Relay for Life Survivors Banquet in 2006 where she spoke on Learning, Loving, Laughing, and the Lord. She regularly spoke to people known and unknown upon their own diagnoses, sharing wisdom, hope and love. Throughout her treatment, she did not complain; instead she radiated joy - demonstrating unbelievable courage - and was eternally hopeful to the end. She reassured her loved ones by saying "The worst case scenario is that I go to heaven."  Her radiant loving smile, vibrant adventurous spirit, genuine concern for all, and easy laugh endeared her to many; and she was loved by everyone who knew her. Many around the globe considered her a friend who stuck closer than a sister. She was known for her enthusiasm, encouragement, and embodiment of the fruit of the Spirit.  The family will receive friends today from 1-4 pm at Raleigh Road Baptist Church, 4105 Raleigh Road, Wilson, NC 27893. Funeral services will be held there as well today at 7 pm. Flowers are welcome, also memorials to the RRBC building fund would be appreciated.  She is survived by her husband, W. Daniel Aldrich of Wilson, NC; two daughters, Elizabeth Aldrich, of Wilson, NC and Abigail Korfmann and husband Christopher of Lynchburg, VA; two sons, Mark Aldrich of Wilson, NC and Matthew Aldrich and fiancée Joy Barefoot of Wilson, NC; parents, Robert and Valera Burnham of Elmira Heights, NY; two sisters, Susan Bailey of Elmira, NY and Janice Herrity of Newport News, VA; one brother, Robert Burnham Jr. of Elmira Heights, NY; and one grandchild, as yet unborn.  Arrangements are by Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.

BURNHAM - ALDRICH, Karen Burnham
Whose faith and love impacted all those who came to know her, beloved wife and mother of four, died from advanced breast cancer Thursday, December 13, surrounded by her family in her home in Wilson, NC. She was 53. Karen was born in Elmira on January 19, 1954. She was the second of five children born to Robert and Valera Burnham. Funeral services were held in Wilson. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m., December 29 at Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Flowers may be sent to Oakwood UMC. She is survived by her husband, W. Daniel Aldrich of Wilson, NC; two daughters, Elizabeth Aldrich of Wilson, NC, and Abigail Korfmann and husband, Christopher of Lynchburg, VA; two sons, Mark Aldrich of Wilson, NC and Matthew Aldrich and fiancée, Joy Barefoot of Wilson, NC; parents, Robert and Valera Burnham of Elmira Heights; two sisters, Susan Bailey of Horseheads; and Janice Herrity of Yorktown, VA; one brother, Robert Burnham Jr. of Elmira Heights; and one grandson, as yet unborn. She was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond. Karen documented many of her thoughts during her treatment online at; the complete original obituary can be found there under "December 2007." Arrangements were by Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road, Wilson, NC.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/23/2007.

CHALK Samuel J., Jr.
Age 42, of Elmira, formerly of Ravena, NY, died suddenly Friday, January 4, 2008. Sam was a 1983 graduate of R-C-S High School and in 1986 he graduated from Morrisville College. Sam was a chef and worked for the Red Lobster in Horseheads. Survivors include his children, Patrick and Sandra Chalk and their mother, Patty, all of Elmira; stepdaughter, Mary Catherine Glover of Elmira; father, Samuel J. Chalk, Sr. and his wife, Marianne of VA; sisters, Sharon (Robert) Locke of Albany, and Stephanie Betor of Selkirk; stepsister, Danielle Phillips of VA; grandmother, Catherine Chalk of Elmira; grandfather, Melvin (Kate) Hotaling of Phoenix, NY; nephew and niece Robert Jr. and Samantha Betor. Sam was predeceased by his mother, Sandra Chalk; grandmother, Jean Albright; and grandfather, Peter Chalk. A Mass of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 9th, at St. Patrick's Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Sam may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Albany Office, 7 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/7/2008.

CHILDS – Lou Childs -Died in Liberty, 19 years, 4 months and 3 days. Childs, Lou Died—In Liberty, March 14, 1878, of consumption, Lou, daughter of W. and E. Childs, aged 19 years, 5 months and three days.

COBB - MACK, Gladys E.
Age 90, of Capitol Dr., Nelson, PA, died December 24, 2007 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born December 28, 1916 in Harrison Twp., PA, the daughter of Leroy and Chloe Loucks Cobb. She retired from Corning Glass Works, where she worked as an inspector, was a member of the Tuscarora Baptist Church, and enjoyed her home and family. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn (Mack) Crawford, Woodside, DE, Darlene Healey (John) Mack, Nelson, PA, Catherine A. (Bruce) Cole, Bumpass, VA; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; brother, Harry (Nancy) Cobb, Wellsboro, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan; sons, Richard, Robert and Michael; son-in-law, William Healey; grandsons, William Healey Jr. and Allan Shutter. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Joseph Mack, offc. Memorial donations may be made to the Tuscarora Baptist Church, 680 Tompkins Rd., Addison, NY 14801.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/27/2007.

of Horseheads, NY, died December 29, 2007 at the age of 76. Michael was the youngest of 5 siblings and was born in Manhattan, NY, June 1st 1931. Survivors include siblings, Margaret Re and Peter Corcoran; four children, Beth Greene of Brockport, NY, Marie Schillinger of Phoenix, AZ, Patrick Corcoran of Carolina Beach, NC and Thomas Corcoran of Abingdon, MD; six grandchildren. Services will be held in Phoenix, Arizona with a memorial gathering held in Carolina Beach, NC.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/5/2008.

Wellsboro Agitator - November 16, 1949
Sabinsville - The funeral of Ray Costley was held here.  He died in the Blossburg Hospital.  He was born in Woodhull, N.Y., but most of his life was spent in this vicinity where he had many friends.  His wife, May Garner Costley died many years ago.

Lewis Day, 66, of Graves Lane, Wellsville.Y., died Saturday, Dec. 24,1994, at Wellsville Manor Nursing Home, Wellsville. Born March 2, 1928, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Max and Eva Lewis Day. He was raised in Wellsboro and was a 1947 graduate of Charleston High School. He came to Wellsville in 1952 to work at Sinclair Oil Co. For the majority of his career, he worked at the Wellsville Water and Light Department and drove school bus for the Wellsville Central School District until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Stannards United Methodist Church, Wellsville Moose Lodge #601 and Wellsville Rod and Gun Club. Preceding him in death was his wife, Gloria G. Rogers, on Dec. 2, 1993; and two brothers, Donald Day and Thomas Day. Surviving are two sons; Carl L Day of Georgetown, Del., and Steven R. Day of Wellsville, N.Y.; one brother, Gerald Day of Wellsboro; three sisters, Geraldine Brostrom of Wellsboro, Edna Ferris of Green Bay, Wis., and Betty Hutcheson of Horseheads, N.Y.; two aunts, Dorothy Day of Wellsboro and Jean Lintz of Homosassa, Fla.; four grandchildren. There was no visitation.  Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the Stannards United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Frank Cahill officiating. Burial was made at c. Memorial donations may be made to the Stannards United Methodist Church, in care of Donald LaForge Sr., JIR 1, Box 29, Wellsville, N.Y. 14895 or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Arrangements were handled by the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Wellsville, N.Y. Wellsboro Gazette 12 28 1994

Age 86, of Horseheads, NY, died Friday, December 21, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born in Wayland, NY, March 24, 1921, the son of Julian and Esther Whiteman Deitzel. He was a graduate of Elmira Business School. He was a retired accountant for Welliver Construction Co. in Elmira, NY. Mr. Deitzel was a member of the Elmira American Legion and the Horseheads Elks. He is survived by his wife, Roseanne Pietrzak Deitzel of Horseheads, NY; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, George Deitzel. Friends may call today, December 23, 2007, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Fagan's Funeral Home, 31 West Morris St., Bath, NY. An Elks service will be held at 2:30 p.m. and funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Scott Wolf officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Bath.

DENNIS James "Jim" Milton
79, of Crawfordville, died Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at Hospice House in Tallahassee, Florida. At his request, there will not be a service. A celebration of his life will be held at the Chez Pierre Restaurant, Tallahassee, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Condolences can be expressed at jamesmdennis. In lieu of flowers, it was Jim's wish that memorial contributions be made in his memory to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Jim's ashes will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, with Military Honors. Jim was born in Ithaca, New York, to Delos and Gladys Cooper Dennis. Following his 1946 graduation from Northside High School, Corning, New York, he entered the Navy, retiring in 1968 as a Lieutenant Commander. Jim was a courageous and exceptional pilot, serving in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Amongst his many medals and ribbons, he earned the Air Medal, the Korean Service Medal, and the Navy Occupation Service Medal for meritorious achievement in aerial flights as a pilot attached to the USS Boxer and the USS Princeton, operating against North Korean Forces from 1950 to 1951. He was attached to the USS Bennington for the Vietnam War as Staff in 1965 and received the Armed Forces Expeditionary and the Bronze Star National Defense Service medals. In addition to his military career, Jim was an excellent student and received his Master's Degree from Georgetown University and his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He received the Pi Sigma Alpha award for academic honors and the American Political Science and Ford Foundation Grants for his studies. He was a member of the American Mensa Society, the American Legion, and a staunch supporter of the Democratic Party. He enjoyed flying, antiques, classical music, genealogy, politics, traveling, and relaxing at his house on the beach. Jim is survived by his son, Michael Dennis (and wife Debbie) of Chesapeake, VA; daughter, Christine Dennis of Crawfordville, FL; granddaughter, Alyssa Blank of Tallahassee, FL; grandson, Brandon Dennis of Chesapeake, VA; brother, Delos Dennis of Crawfordville, FL; brother, Leo Dennis of Palmyra, NY; former mother-in-law, Ann Luckner of Corning, NY; and many lifelong friends and extended family. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Ronald G. Dennis, his former wife, Frances Luckner Dennis, and special friend, Elizabeth N. Peck.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/22/2007.

Age 62, of Horseheads, formerly of Binghamton, died Friday morning, January 4, 2008, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Mary Donovan; a nephew, Matthew Donovan; and a sister-in-law, June Donovan. He is survived by his wife, Jean Donovan, Horseheads; his children, Dr. Colleen Donovan, Ph.D., Baltimore, MD, Laura and Jim Bennett, Big Flats; his brothers and sisters, Gerald and Ann Donovan, Tom and Diane Donovan, Mary Sheila Donovan, Dennis and Suzanne Donovan, Eileen and Tim Heslin, Mark and Annie Donovan, Lisa and Jeremiah O'Dwyer; foster sister, Leni and Dick Barry; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews. Brian was a retired Circulation Manager for the Gannett Newspaper Group in Binghamton and Elmira, retiring after 37 years of service. He was an avid NY Giants fan and loved to travel. A Memorial Mass will be offered at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Binghamton, Monday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Brian may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; or Project Paw, 127 Bevier Street, Binghamton, NY 13904. Arrangements are by the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/5/2008 - 1/6/2008.

DUNHAM - Laura Faythe Dunham Dowd, 85, of Tunkhannock, Pa., formerly of Wysox, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, Pa., after an illness. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., daughter of the late Orville and Mary Roberts Dunham. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Dowd. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Tunkhannock. She was a graduate of Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bud Dunham; a sister, Jacqueline Warmouth Brader; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Foster. Surviving are two daughters, Mary, and her husband, Jerry Pelka, of Tunkhannock and Judith Aupperlee of Stroudsburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 420 Main St., Dallas, Pa. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 366 Main St., Taylor, Pa. 18517, or the donor's favorite charity. Published in the Daily Review on 1/2/2008.

DWYER - HOFFMAN, Helen Dwyer
Age 93, of New Bern, North Carolina, and Lowman, New York, died on January 2, 2008 at home with her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Ed Jacunski. Mrs. Hoffman was born in New York City, in 1914, one of eight children of Francis and Caroline Weisenbach Dwyer. She lived a life devoted to family and caring for others. She was a school teacher for thirty years and retired from the Elmira City School District. She was a member of the Elmira City School District Teachers Association, New York State Teachers' Retirement System, North Chemung Birthday Club, New Bern Craven Regional Hospital Auxiliary, and the Fairfield Harbour Bible Study Group. She was a member of Saint James Catholic Church in Waverly for fifty-eight years being active in many ministries. She was instrumental in establishing a charity fund through Catholic Daughters that lives on today. As recently as November 2007, she helped initiate a scholarship fund for an industrious graduating student from Chemung. In her year in New Bern, she enjoyed meeting neighbors and making new friends. She was especially fond of her association with the Bible Study Group and the Hospital Auxiliary at Fairfield Harbour. Mrs. Hoffman touched the lives of many family members, neighbors, friends and students. Her spirit and wisdom will be long remembered by all who knew her. She is survived by her son, Edward Hoffman and wife, Sharon; and daughter, Carol Jacunski and husband, Edwin of New Bern; four grandchildren, Julie Cain and husband, Beaumont of Denver, Colorado, Michael Cain and wife, Eileen of Oakland, California, and Sean and Matthew Hoffman of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and one sister, Marion Roche, 98, of Callicoon, New York; five great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements, when complete, will be announced by the Luckner Funeral Home, Park Street, Waverly, New York. She will be laid to rest at the Saint James Cemetery with her husband, Edward F. Hoffman, who predeceased her in 1972. In support of Mrs. Hoffman's dedication to education, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Danny Van Tassel Scholarship Foundation, 307 East Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/3/2008.

Age 72 of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2007, at Elcor Health Services. Joanne was born may 9, 1935, the daughter of the late Raymond and Frances Eaton. She was a Legal secretary with the Sayles-Evans Law Firm in Elmira, NY. Joanne was a member of the Millport Fire Dept. Ladies Auxillary, Ladies Catholic Charities and volunteered in numerous places including Bethany. She married Walter (Ralph) Laudenslager on November 9, 1963. Survivors include her husband, Walter of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Pat and Garth Wade of Horseheads, NY, Sue and Bob Hendrickson of West Newbury, MA, and Ann and Larry Hendrickson of Killawog, NY; seven nieces and nephews and several friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, on Saturday, January 5, 2008, from 11-12 p.m. Mrs. Laudenslager's Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of hours with the Rev. Patrick Connor. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/4/2008.

EGGE - Aaron Richard Egge, 34, of Ulster RR 2, Burlington Township, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at his home following a coronary event. Born Aug. 19, 1973, in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of David J. Egge and Joyce M. Stein Egge. Aaron attended Northeast Bradford and Troy Area schools and was a graduate of Athens Area High School, Class of 1992. He attended CHI Institute for HVAC in Southampton, Pa., and received an associate's degree in HVAC in 1997 from Penn College. Aaron also completed courses in computer technology and heavy equipment operation and repair. He was previously employed by R.J. Ertel Mechanical Co in Williamsport, Pa.; Sears in Wysox, Pa.; and staff management at Procter and Gamble in Mehoopany, Pa., and was currently employed by XLC Personnel Services at Procter and Gamble. Aaron enjoyed NASCAR and football video games, was a great Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson fan, and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Surviving are: his mother, Joyce Stein Egge of Ulster RR 2; his father and stepmother, David and Marian Davis Egge of RR 1 New Albany, Pa.; his brother, Jonathan C. Egge and his wife, Jennifer, of Schnecksville, Pa.; a niece, Juliana Egge, and a nephew, Jaxon Egge; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mary and Gustave Stein, and his paternal grandparents, Charles and Wilma Egge. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday Jan. 7, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Rodney Saylor, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sayre, officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, N.Y 14892, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Aaron Richard Egge's memory.  Published in the Daily Review on 1/5/2008.

ERWAY Gertrude M.
Chronicle Express (Penn Yan, NY) May 15, 1952
Mrs. Gertrude M. Smith, widow of the late Clarence Smith of Penn Yan, died in Rochester, May 12, 1952.  She is survived by seven daughters and eight sons, two brothers and several grandchildren.  Friends may call at the First Baptist Church, May 16, from 12 until 2 p.m.  Services will be held at the church at 2 p.m., Rev. David Leach officiating.  Interment in Lake View cemetery.

Kenneth L. Erway, 70, of Rich Valley Road died Wednesday, Aug. 21st in Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, after a brief illnes.  Born April 8, 1915, in Westfield, he was a son of Marion and Mary Swimley Erway.  On Oct. 1, 1965, in Emporium, he married the former Joyce Conway, who survives.  Mr. Erway was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Army Air Corps, and had been employed as a Superintendent by Stevenson Dam Park until his retirement.  A resident of Emporium for the past 20 years, he was a member of Bucktail Rod and Gun Club, and was a Forest Fire Warden for the past 41 years.  Surviving besides his widow are four daughters, Helen Pelkey of Cross Fork, Sharon Kramer of Nicholson, Mrs. Barbara Beer of Oclala, Fla., and Beverly Rietz of Arlington, Va.; a son, Tech. Sgt. Orie Heist, serving with the Royal Air Force in Lakenhealth, United Kingdom; 15 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Cheektwaga, N. Y.; and a brother, Guy Erway of Pueblo, Colorado.  Friends were received Friday at the Edward M. Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium, where Funeral Services were held Saturday, Aug. 24th at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gerald Lundeen, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church of Youngsville, officiating.  Committal services were held at 2 p.m. in the North Bend Cemetery, North Bend.  Memorials may be made to the local Chapter of the American Heart Association or to the Cameron County Ambulance Association

Age 51, of Pine Grove Dr., Victory Village, died at home on Sunday, December 23. Carl was born in Elmira, NY in 1956, the son of Charles and Alberta Miller Fairchild. In 1975 he married the former Betty Braster in Webb Mills, NY. Carl is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, Carl Fairchild, Jr. of Lindley and Dan Fairchild of Lindley; daughter, Shannon Robertson of Elmira; mother, Alberta Morter of Elmira; brothers, Dan, Chuck, Tom, and William; sister, Nancy Blake of Watkins Glen; uncle, Hank Fairchild of Elmira; and special friend, Lucky. Calling hours and funeral services with committal will be held Friday at Carpenters Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. with Rev. Dan Barner officiating.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/27/2007.

FLEMING James A. (Jim)
Of Horseheads, NY
Jim died peacefully on December 30th, 2007 at the age of 78 while visiting family in St. Augustine, FL. Born on March 11th, 1929 in Tioga PA, Jim's greatest pleasures were received when spending time with family and "tinkering" with cars. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Letha Wright Fleming; and brother, Eugene Fleming. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris Stephens Fleming and their children and families, Donnie (Mary Anne) Fleming of Elmira, NY, Bonnie (Larry) Silvernail of Horseheads, NY, Victoria (Mike) Metcalf of Fair Oaks, CA, Susan (Richard) Locke of Horseheads, NY, and Twila (Phillip) Little of St. Augustine, Florida. He is also survived by his sister, Janet (Donald) Wales of Millerton, PA; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all. Memorial Service to be announced at a later date.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/1/2008.

FREEMAN - KISTLER, Nancy Freeman
Of Elmira, NY, died at home on January 2, 2008. She was born on May 19, 1931 in Elmira, NY. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, K. William Kistler; son, Stephen Paul Kistler of Elizabethtown, PA; daughter, Kristina Lyn Kistler of Troy, PA; and brother, Burton "Biff" Freeman of Horseheads, NY. Nancy and Bill would have celebrated 56 years of marriage on January 19, 2008. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church and specifically a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Elmira since 1951. She worked along side her husband in the family business, C&K Laundry for a number of years. Nancy was a volunteer at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, a member of Rotary Anns, active in her church and served as the church's financial secretary. She was also a member of Order of Eastern Star, Harmony Chapter. Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Addah and Robert Freeman; her sister, Ruth Kelly; and her brothers, Harold "Pete" Freeman, Robert Freeman, Richard, Freeman and William Freeman. She loved her family and spending time at the family cottage at Lake Ondawa in Big Pond, PA. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 314 W. Church St., Elmira, Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Memorials can be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at the above address.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/4/2008.

Wellsboro Agitator - August 10, 1938
Mrs. Ray Costley - Mrs. Ella May Costley died August 2 at her home near Sabinsville.  She was born May 9, 1877, in Chatham Township, daughter of Lucy Blue and Clark Garner.  She leaves her husband, Ray Costley, and several brothers and sisters.  Her entire life was lived in Sabinsville.

GILLY Patrick M.
Of Horseheads/Geneva
76, died on Friday, January 4, 2008, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, January 7, at DeVaney-Bennett & Simons Funeral Home, 181 N. Main Street, Geneva. The Knights of Columbus Council 272 will meet at 7 p.m. and American Legion Winnek Post 396 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 8, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Patrick was born in 1931 to the late John and Bridget O'Connor Gilly and resided in Geneva for most of his life. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1954, where he received his Parachutist Badge, Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Patrick continued to serve his country as a Merchant Marine with the Army Corps of Engineers, retiring after 30 years of service. He was longtime member of the American Legion Winnek Post 396 and the Knights of Columbus Council 272. He was an avid lover of cross-word puzzles and enjoyed listening to Big Band music. Patrick is survived by his two sons, Michael (Kimberly) Gilly of Horseheads, and Steven Gilly of Big Flats; as well as his loving grandchildren, Jacob, Bridgett, Abigail and Zachary Gilly. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/6/2008.

79, of Surprise, AZ, died December 23, 2007 at his home. He was born February 1, 1928 in Elmira, New York, to Godfrey and Cora Goodwin. Earl was a Military Policeman in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was also a professional baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies Organization. Earl graduated from Southside High School in Elmira, NY, and was a member of the Sports Hall of Fame in Elmira for baseball. After his retirement as a facilities engineer in 1988, Earl and his wife, Betty moved to Arizona from Hammondsport, NY, where he was an avid golfer, two time president of Sun Village Men's Golf Club, and two time Men's Golf Club Champion - Sun Village. Earl is survived by his loving wife, Betty; daughter, Janet M. Goodwin of NY; son, Mark T. Goodwin (Lynn) of NY; grandsons, Cody W. Goodwin and Eric T. Goodwin; and sisters, Doris Elliott of NY, and Margaret Patterson of NY. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 26, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. with a gathering to follow until 4:00 p.m. at Sun Village - Multipurpose Room, 17300 N. Sun Village Pkwy., Surprise, AZ 85374. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Arizona, 2222 W. Northern Ave. #A100, Phoenix, AZ 85021.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/25/2007.

GORG Terry "Gordy" A.
52, of Galeton, PA, died Thursday, December 27, 2007, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born April 9, 1955 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Arnold and the late Helen (Steadman) Gorg. He was a graduate of Galeton High School. In 1986, in Galeton, he married the former Betty Stiles. Mr. Gorg was a truck driver for many years, owning and operating his own truck. He was a former member of the Galeton Loyal Order of the Moose #826 and the Galeton VFW, Post 5956. Terry greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and especially his grandchildren. Surviving are: his loving wife and best friend, Betty Gorg; father, Arnold Gorg of Galeton; a son, Nathan (Misty Gleason) Bennett of Galeton; daughters, Tasha (Ricky McCullen) Gorg of Sabinsville, PA, Janelle (Aaron Stahley) Gorg of Galeton; a brother, Clifford Gorg of Coudersport; grandchildren, Brooklynn McCullen and the joy of his life, Boppy's Boys, Preston "Bubba" Pond and Devin "Little Bugger" Stahley; aunts, Irene Mashula of Galeton and Helen Lazorchak of Germania; uncles, Perry (Pauline) Gorg of Gaines, PA, and Joseph (Jackie) Steadman of Galeton; mother-in-law, Margie (Remo) Lostracco of Niagara Falls, NY; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Helen Gorg and his father-in-law, James Stiles. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA on Sunday, December 30, 2007, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Monday, December 31, 2007, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate. Pallbearers will be Albert "Sonny" Gorg, Jody Gorg, Jeff Lazorchak, Lance Tarr, Craig Rukgaber, and Terry Allen. Interment will be in Parker Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gale Hose Ambulance Association or the Goodyear Fire Company.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/29/2007.

Wellsboro Agitator - September 1, 1943
Fred Graves was born at Westfield, July 16, 1868, and died August 23, 1943.  When quite young, he moved to Cowanesque and later lived on the Smith farm now owned by Perry Wood.  He lived there five years, when with his parents he moved to Knoxville, where he worked in Edgcomb's factory several years. On June 10, 1905, he married Maud Wells at Whitesville, N.Y.  To them was born one son, Monroe Graves, who survives.  From 1908 until the spring of 1912, Mr. Graves worked the farm of L. A. Johnson.  He bought the farm in 1912.  He is survived by his widow and son.

HALL David L.
Age 65, of Pine Drive in Painted Post, NY, died Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at Corning Hospital. David was born in Bath, NY, on December 24, 1942 to Albert and Jessie (Scribner) Hall. He married Caroline Belle Adsit in 1968 in Addison, NY. He was employed for 30 years at Avoca Central School, having taught English, Reading, Drama, and coaching boys and girls tennis for over 20 years. As coach of the Avoca Girls Tennis Team, he lead them in 2007 to their 2nd consecutive Section V Class C Championship. David worked several summers as a senior staff member at Boy Scout Camps Gorton and Brule. He was active in Scouting for over 50 years, having served as a Scout Master, Wood Badge Staff member, committee member, and leader of many Troop Leader training courses. He also took many groups on bike trips to Gettysburg and Washington DC. Most recently he initiated two Venture Crews in Avoca. David was a 20 year member of the Steuben County Youth Board. He was active for many years in community theatre groups. He was a founding member of the former Corning Area Theatre and acted in several Elmira Little Theatre productions, including many Golden Age of Radio shows. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Christ in Corning, where he had been a longtime choir member and Sunday School teacher. He enjoyed tennis, traveling, Civil War history, kayaking, biking, reading, camping, cooking, and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Caroline; three daughters, Candice Hall of Corning, Noelle Hall of Elmira, and Suzette (Peter) Pondillo of Horseheads; two grandchildren, Zane Baumgarner and Bella-Sophia Pondillo; sister, Elizabeth Hall of DeSoto, MO; best friends and brother and sister-in-law, William and Carol Anne Hall of Painted Post; nieces and nephews, Debra and Diane Adsit, Todd and Daniel Hall, William and Robert Adsit; brother-in-law, Frederick (Linda) Adsit of Weedsport, NY; special friends, Jack and Donna Miller and Al and Sharon Hinkle. The family extends special thanks to our friend and neighbor Claudia Prentice. Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 4th, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 5th, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and ask that memorial donations be made to the David L. Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund, Business Office, Avoca Central School, PO Box G, Avoca, NY 14809; or to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896. David found his joy in his beloved family and the children whose lives he touched through teaching, coaching, and scouting.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/2/2008.

Age 59, of Elmira, NY. He was born October 1, 1948 in Elmira, son of the late Robert S. and Alberta M. (Cranmer) Harshberger, and died Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at home. He is survived by his children, Diana of Elmira, David, Jr. of Ohio, and Dwayne of Elmira; 12 grandchildren; brother, Robert, Jr. of Oseola, PA; three stepbrothers and one stepsister; ex-wife, Sarah (Harshberger) Boleyn of Elmira. David was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany and the Vietnam War. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, January 8th, from 3 to 4 p.m. His funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 p.m. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/6/2008.

22, of Harrisburg, died Sunday at his home. He was born in Elmira, New York on November 24th, 1985 to Richard L. Cook and Deborah A. (Hoyles) Girardi. He worked for Ashley Furniture. Hobbies were fishing, watching movies, and collecting Asian swords. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal and paternal grandparents, Georgia Cook and Steve Hoyles, both of Elmira, New York; four sisters, Kevleina Morgan, Kimberly Morgan, and Kara Morgan, all of Harrisburg, and Hailey Cook of Elmira, New York; as well as his five aunts, Mary Hoyles, Viola Chaapel, Brenda DeVillanueva, Tina Hoyles, and Shemika Holder, all of Elmira, New York. Memorial Services will be held at Independent Baptist Church, 719 Holdridge Street, Elmira, New York 14904 on Sunday, December 30th, at 3:00 p.m. Public is welcome to attend.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2007

HOYT - DODGE Lillian C.
80 years, died Sunday, December 30, 2007, at the home of her nephew, Tom and Sandy Murray of 351 Brewster Street. She was born January 16, 1927 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Clarence and Catherine Vollgraf Hoyt. A lifetime resident of the area, graduating from Corning Free Academy. Lillian and Charles Dodge were married in Riverside, January 23, 1945. Charles predeceased her September 7, 2002. She was a retired employee of the A & P Plant. Lillian was a devoted and loving person and will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by brother-in-law, Emory (Betty) Dodge of Endicott, NY; nephews, Thomas (Sandy) Murrary of Painted Post, NY, and Harold (Kathy) Mayo of Fort Meyers, FL; great-niece, Melissa (Chuck) Saunders of Painted Post, NY; and great-great-nephew, Tanner Saunders of Painted Post, NY. There will be no calling hours. Private Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830, at the convenience of the family with Rev. Sandy Overstrom officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Lillian's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

JOHNSON - Martha A. Johnson, age 49, of Main St., Laceyville, Pa., formally of Tunkhannock, Pa., died at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, Pa., on Wednesday evening, Jan., 2, 2008. She was born in Sayre, Pa. on Sept. 2, 1958, the daughter of Betty Hoover Johnson of Tunkhannock, Pa. and the late Theodore Johnson, who died in 1961. During the early part of her life was spent in Tunkhannock where she also attended the Tunkhannock High School. Besides her mother, she is survived by: a son, Todd Johnson of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter and her husband, Rebecca and George Robinson of Laceyville, Pa.; and her grandchildren, Destiny and David Robinson of Laceyville, Pa. She is also survived by two sisters, Joan Brown of Webster, Mass. and Marion Johnson of Tunkhannock, Pa.; and two brothers, Ronald Johnson of Shavertown, Pa. and Clifford Johnson, of Tunkhannock, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Johnson. Funeral and committal services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery, in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations to the Goodwill Fire Co., PO Box 207, Laceyville, Pa. 18623.

JORDAN Charles L.
73, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, December 26, 2007, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born December 8, 1934 in Port Allegany, he was the son of Elsie (Jerles) Wilson and the late Walter Jordan. He was a graduate of Galeton High School. Mr. Jordan was retired. He was a member of the Galeton Loyal Order of the Moose #826 and the Galeton VFW, Post 5956. Charlie was an avid fisherman and greatly enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Surviving are: his wife, Betty (Harris) Zinn-Jordan; his mother; a son, Jon (Irene) Jordan of Rochester; daughters, Laurie (Burley) Chillcott of Webster, NY, Margaret Jordan of Rochester, NY, Heather Durant and Heidi Tellez, both of Portland, OR; a stepdaughter and granddaughter, Amy and Hannah Rose Zinn of Galeton; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Charles Jordan in 2006. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA, on Friday, December 28, 2007, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at the West Pike Baptist Church on Saturday, December 29, 2007, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Cole Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2007.

Johnstown, NY
KNOX – Charles N. Knox- of Johnstown, whose wife was Miss Eloise Mitchell of Troy, died last Thursday at Saranac Lake, NY following an illness of several years from tuberculosis. The remains were taken to his home at Johnstown, NY where the funeral was held Monday morning. The remains were cremated. His wife survives, a young son, Charles Benjamin, the mother of Mr. Knox and a brother, James.

MacDONALD - HUFF, Frances I.
Age 80, of 8486 Maple Street, Lodi, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, December 22, 2007. A private graveside burial will be held at the West Lodi Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may honor Fran by contributing to the Lodi Whittier Library, PO Box 208, Lodi, NY 14860, or the South Seneca Ambulance, PO Box 280, Ovid, NY 14521. Fran was born April 21, 1927 in Elmira, NY, a twin daughter of the late John S. and Vera L. (Mitchell) MacDonald. She moved from Horseheads to Lodi more than 60 years ago. She had been employed by Willard Psychiatric Center for more than 35 years, retiring as a therapy aide in 1983. Fran was an avid reader and found great interest in genealogy and knitting. She took a keen interest in her community and the people and events that surrounded her. Fran treasured the time she spent with her family. Fran was a twin, who had twin grandsons, and just this year became a great-grandmother to a set of twin boys. She is survived by her children, John (Ginger) Huff of Edwardsville, IL, Michael (Darlene) Huff of Lodi, and Vanlon (John) Keel of Romulus; her twin sister, Phyllis (James) Joslyn of Willard; and a sister, Joan (Joseph) Hudak of Temple, GA, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and a nephew. Her husband, Halsey C. Huff, preceded Fran in death. Arrangements are under the direction of Covert Funeral Home, 7199 Main Street, Ovid, NY.

MAYERS - Timothy Scott Mayers, 18, of RR 1 Rome, Orwell Township, Pa., died unexpectedly Friday morning, Jan. 4, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 14, 1989, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of Scott C. Mayers and Elizabeth Anne Schneider Mayers. Tim attended the Smedley Elementary School in Philadelphia, attended Northeast Bradford Elementary School, and was currently a member of the senior class at Northeast Bradford High School. He was employed evenings and weekends at the Bonanza Restaurant in Wysox, and volunteered at the Bradford County Humane Society in Ulster. He enjoyed life, hunting, fishing the outdoors, four-wheeling, music and being with friends. Tim also enjoyed helping his grandfather on the family farm. He was a fan of NASCAR Racing and NHRA. Surviving are: his parents, Scott and Elizabeth Mayers, at home; his sisters, Danielle and Rachel Mayers, at home; his paternal grandfather, Frederick R. Mayers Sr. of RR 5, Towanda, Pa.; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Ramona Schneider of Rummerfield, Pa.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his closest friend, Brandie of Rome. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Estelle B. Mayers, on Oct. 13, 2007. The funeral and committal service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Diane Bentley, pastor of the Union Corners United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be private. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Timothy Scott Mayers' memory.  Published in the Daily Review on 1/5/2008.

McCRAY – Hilda McCray -(The little granddaughter of H Corydon Brown, Of Owego, falls from a porch at Lestershire and is fatally injured.) Fourteen months old, was fatally injured, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McCray in Harrison Street, Lestershire. Mrs. McCray formerly lived in Owego and is a daughter of H C Brown Esq. of this village. At about noon the child was playing on a porch on the second floor of the house. She pushed a chair to the railing and climbed on the chair. In looking over the railing she fell headlong a distance of fifteen feet below, striking on her head and shoulders and breaking her shoulder blade. Mr. McCray carried the child in his arms to the house of a physician as rapidly as possible, but the doctor not being at home he left her at the home of S H Wilbur, Mrs. McCray’s uncle. She was suffering from concussion of the brain and was so seriously injured that she died at 5:30 o’clock. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mr. Wilbur. Rev. J C Henderson officiating.  [Note- 22 July 1907-27 Sept. 1908; info from Haight-Jones Family Reunion Notes 1916-1941]

Montrose, PA
MELVIN – Mrs. Mason W. [Adella] Denison - (1930) -mother of Principal W M Denison of the Troy High School, died last Saturday evening at her home in Montrose, aged 65 years. Mrs. Denison had suffered for years from chronic bronchitis but was about the house until the day of her death. Her condition did not become alarming until too late to summon her son to her bedside. Prof. Denison and her husband only survive.

MOYER - Grace Helen [Moyer] Barnes - During the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, Grace Helen (Moyer) Barnes of Roaring Branch died quietly at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. She was 76 years of age. Born in Williamsport on March 11, 1931, she was the daughter of Charles and Estella (Simmons) Moyer. She was a homemaker, and widow of the late Lawrence Barnes. Grace was well known for her good cooking, especially her baking. She was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the American Legion Post No. 303, in Canton, as well as a 30-plus year member of the Canton Women of the Moose. She was well-loved by family and friends, and will be greatly missed. Surviving are her sons, Thomas (Suzanne) Moyer of RR 1, Canton, Lawrence "Jake" (Kim) Barnes of Blossburg, Charles (Linda Wilber) Barnes of Roaring Branch, Michael (Nora) Barnes of Canton, Robert (Julie) Barnes of Roaring Branch, daughters Nancy Nybeck of Covington, Pamela Brotzman of Canton, Miranda Barnes of Mainesburg, Donna (Paul) Patrick of North Carolina, brothers Walter (Phyllis) Moyer of Baltimore, Kenneth (Arla) Moyer of Canton, sister Thelma (Arthur) Barnes of Roaring Branch, and a sister Mildred, as well as 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence as well as two brothers, Benny Moyer and Roy Moyer. Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Dan Colton, officiating. At approximately 1:30 p.m. the Canton WOTM will honor Grace's memory with the Order's traditional funeral ritual.
Published in the Daily Review on 1/4/2008.

Westville Cemetery, probably Mass.
MURRAY -  (Mrs. William O.) Martha Helen Murray Luther -died at her home in Taunton, Mass December 11 in her 67th year. Mrs. Luther had been sick some time. The funeral was held Tuesday and burial was in the Westville cemetery.

NEARING – Winfred Scott Nearing - One of Pennsylvania’s greatest mining superintendents and engineers, a man whose clean cut honesty and courage commanded the respect of all, and the admiration of friends, died in the death of W S Nearing at his home just outside the corporate limits of Troy at 2:30 last Sunday morning. Death followed three or four weeks of rapid decline from old age. Mr. Nearing bought a year and half ago the George Dillin property at the foot of Elmira Street and after making extensive improvements and repairs, last November established his household here. He lived alone with several servants. His principal reason for coming to Troy was to be near his son Louis and family, whose home on Alparon farm is in sight, a short half mile farther out.  Winfred Scott Nearing was born in Syracuse, NY, Oct. 21, 1829. He was employed as a young civil engineer for the Erie Canal and on river improvement enterprises in the state of Illinois. The latter brought him often in close personal contact with Horatio Seymour and other distinguished men of the time. His distaste for anything that smacked of graft is said to have been at the bottom of his retirement from work upon the canal. By 1864 he had made for himself so much of a reputation as an engineer and director of men and affairs that he was made superintendent of one of the three or four coal producing companies operating at Morris Run. Consolidations, changes of ownership, the memorable strikes of 1865, 1873 and 1904 followed but through it all for forty-three years Mr. Nearing continued at the helm. When the passing of the ways came, as it often did, he went with his employers as the men went with their union. He stood not on ceremony as an administrator, but dealt out law as he saw it to employee and employer alike, with an iron hand. No one with a grievance, it is said, was ever denied as audience, but the finding was always final. He brooked no opposition when sitting as judge and jury, he fined a man for a breach of the peace for example, he saw that the fine was paid, and turned it over to whom he thought best; sometimes to the church, a fraternal society or the aggrieved. Never a cent of it went to himself. With his knowledge of mines and skill in all that pertained to their successful operation, he combined a vast field of general information and a working knowledge of wagon making. One of his recreations was to turn out a finished vehicle, even to the paint and varnish. With his other work he directed the building of the Beech Creek railroad, acting as general superintendent for Gen. Magee and others of his employers at Morris Run. Mr. Nearing was potent in securing the location of one of Pennsylvania’s cottage hospitals at Blossburg for injured miners and he was president of its board of trustees from inception to two or three years ago when he resigned in favor of his friend, the Hon. Chas. Tubbs of Osceola. His associates in this connection included Daniel Innes of Canton and Dr. F. G. Elliott of Mansfield. Mr. Nearing’s wife, who died in the spring of 1890, was Miss. Mary McCurly, of Syracuse. Two sons were born to them, Louis of Troy and Frank of New York, who were permitted to be with their father at the last, Mr. Frank Nearing arriving early the day before. An invalid brother also survives and two sisters, Miss Caroline Nearing and Mrs. Cornelia Carr, all of North Syracuse, NY. Brief services over the remains were conducted from the home at 2 Tuesday afternoon by the Rev Robert E Roe and the Rev Edward P Morse. Burial was in Ridgewood, NY by the side of his wife.

NESIUS - HOGAN, Eileen Nesius
Age 82, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went to her eternal reward on Tuesday, January 1, 2008, with her family by her side. Eileen was born July 15, 1925, in Remington, Indiana, a daughter of the late John and Edna Sigo Nesius. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by infant son, John Patrick Michael Hogan, her brothers, Dr. Ernest Nesius, Elmer "Bud" Nesius, and sisters, Helen Clark, Viola Swick. Eileen is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jerome Hogan; children, with spouses, Therese and Michael Matteson of Elmira, Colleen Hogan of Hoseheads, Daniel and Lory Hogan of East Nassau, NY, Patrick and Rose Hogan of White Plains, NY, Catherine and Stanley Burczynski of Elmira, and Kevin Hogan of Elmira; 13 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Marie Schweidler of Ogden, VT, Bernice Hubertz of Fort Wayne, IN, and Dorothy Turner of Indianapolis, IN; along with several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Eileen was a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. She was a former employee of National Homes Corp. in Horseheads, and LeValley McLeod in Elmira. Eileen was retired from the NYS Fire Academy in Montour Falls. Eileen enjoyed cooking for her family, and playing bridge with her friends. She was a lifelong embroiderer and a dedicated landscape and still-life painter, utilizing acrylics, watercolors, and oils. Eileen was also an enthusiastic basket weaver. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, January 4, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will be at Bath National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eileen's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/3/2008.

died peacefully Sunday, December 23rd, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. "BABE" was a loving husband, father, grandfather and dear friend to many. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joanne (Pfaff) Nichols; children, Edward Nichols, Timothy (Tammy) Nichols, Robin Benjamin (Dan Cook), Teri (Jim) Benjamin, Kelly Nichols (Max Bernhard); nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Babe is predeceased by his parents, Walter and Inez Nichols; siblings, Alvin, Laura, Pete, Ralph, Bill, Donald and Betty. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Thursday, December 27th, 2007, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services and committal services celebrating Babe's life will be held there Friday morning, December 28th, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend William Vallet will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Babe was retired from the Town of Southport Highway Department after many years of dedicated service to his community. He enjoyed spending time at his cottage on "Little Lake". He was an avid hunter, who loved watching NASCAR and his favorite driver, Rusty Wallance. Most of all, he loved having his family home. A very special "Thank You" to Dr. Schenone, Hannah Froster, IMAST Staff, Gentiva and Hospice staff for such thoughtful and caring people.

MRS. GEORGE E. SATTERLEY, formerly of Wellsboro, died at her home in Corning on April 25, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband and two sons. Wellsboro Agitator 5-4-1921 Burial- Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY

MRS. GEORGE E. SATTERLEY. Of Corning, formerly of Wellsboro, died at her home in that city Monday afternoon. She had been in poor health for some time, suffering from a complication of diseases. Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters and two sons. Mrs. Satterley had been a resident of Corring for the past 23 years, going to that city from Wellsboro. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon. Wellsboro Gazette 4-28-1921  Burial- Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY  (parents John O 'DELL  and Nancy DECKER  was born ABT 1867 in Pennsylvania. She died 25 APR 1921 in @her home in Corning, NY)

PADGETT Raymond "Ray" M.
Age 78, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died peacefully at his home on Friday, December 21, 2007. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, attending races and being surrounded by his family. He is survived by his son, Lynn Padgett of Frackville, PA; a special grandson, Steve Padgett; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and James Hart of Granville Summit, PA, Tammy and Tom Westerfer of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; five brothers and four sisters, 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Raymond was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Caroline Padgett; a daughter, Carolyn Padgett; and his son, Raymond Padgett, Jr. Abiding with Ray's wishes, there will be no memorial services. Those who wish may send condolences to the family, c/o Tammy Westerfer, RR2, Box 107A, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley~Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/23/2007


PARKS - MONTE Frances Parks
Age 76 formerly of 542 Liberty Street in Elmira, NY and Burdett, NY died on Thursday December 20, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Frances was born January 25, 1931 the daughter of the late Frank and Maude Clark Parks. She was a graduate of Southside High School Class of 1948. Fran worked for Marine Midland Bank (now HSBC) for many years. Fran married her husband Leiber Monte and was later divorced. She went to work for Cornell University and retired as an Administrative Manager of the Chemistry Department in Arts & Sciences after several years of dedicated service. After retirement from Cornell University she continued to work with her former husband Leiber Monte running "Coach & Carriage" grocery store in Catherine Corners and assisted him with his Accounting & Tax Business. They had begun The El Monte Inn in Fisherville, NY which was later purchased by his brother and sister-in-law Joseph & Dorothy Monte. Fran loved her family and friends and especially her animals. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law: Mary McIntosh Johnson & Lonell Johnson of Cayuta, NY; nephews: Erik Johnson and Jesse Johnson; her former husband Leiber Monte of The Bath Veterans' Medical Center; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law; Joseph G. & Dorothy Monte, Katherine Monte, Paula "Polly" Monte Chapman all of Elmira, NY; several cousins including Nancy & Larry Comfort of Elmira, NY, Julie & Tobert Kriston of Lowman, NY, and The Williams Cousins of Liberty Street in Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday December 23, 2007 from 1-3 PM. Fran's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Funeral Home at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Frances through memorial contributions to The Schuyler County Humane Society, The Town of Horseheads Animal Shelter, or The Chemung County SPCA and Animal Shelter. Fran's Family would like to give a special thanks to the Doctor and Staff of Bethany Courtyards, Elcor Health Services, and The Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their excellent care and the compassion shown to Fran during her stay with them.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/22/2007.


PIETRZAK Roseanne P. Deitzel

88, of Horseheads, died Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Elcor Health Services.  She was retired from Remington Rand. Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 W. Morris St., Bath. Services will follow calling hours at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.   Corning Leader – March 7, 2011)   (Born August 16, 1922)


PIETRZAK Roseanne P. Deitzel

Horseheads, N.Y. — Roseanne P. Deitzel, age 88, of Horseheads, NY died Sunday, March 6, 2011.  She was born in Cameron, NY August 16, 1922 the daughter of William and Margaret Peisce Pietrzak.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband Gerald Deitzel, her sister, Mary Burns and brothers, Stanley, Frank, Edward, John and Andrew Pietrzak.  Friends may call on March 9, 2011 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Fagan’s Funeral Home in Bath.  Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Reverend Scott Wolf officiating.  Burial will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Bath.


POMEROY - Mrs. William B. Hoff  [Mary?]- Whose husband dropped dead on the Troy fair grounds a year ago, expired yesterday morning about 10:30 o’clock at her home near Long’s mills, following a paralytic stroke on Tuesday. Mrs. Hoff was a daughter of Ebenezer Pomeroy and a sister of C Burton and Chauncey Pomeroy. She was in her 72nd year and without children. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Dundee, NY for many years her home. Her latter years were spent almost entirely in the seclusion of her own home. The funeral at two on Friday, the Rev. Edward P Morse officiating, will be from the residence of Mr. Chauncey Pomeroy.

PUTNAM - BAER, Barbara
Of Horseheads, NY
Was born March 26, 1920 in Torrington, CT, the daughter of the late Abbott and Emma (Case) Putnam, died peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2007, at Bethany Manor where she received the utmost love and care. Her loving husband, George C. Baer and beloved son, David Towner predeceased her. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Connie Mann, Anne Sutton and Roberta Towner; nieces, Linnell Jones and Marcie Baer; grandchildren, Terri Whedon, Randy Hollander, Tim Hollander, William Smith, and Katherine Smith; great-nephew, Chris Jones; great-niece, Tia Jones Johnson; great-grandchildren, Zachary Hollander, Sam Hollander and Emma Hollander; great-great-nieces, Maile Johnson and Ellie Johnson. She was a 1938 graduate of the Haverling High School in Bath, NY, where she has had many friends. At her request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Friends of the Horseheads Animal Shelter 150 Wygant Road, Horseheads, NY 14845 or contact the shelter directly at 607-739-3945. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/3/2008.

Age 74, of Elmira, died Monday, December 31, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Grover was a son of the late James and Eva Draper Quillinan. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Patricia Nugent Quillinan and grandson, Nolan Ludu, both in 2003. Grover is survived by children, with their families, Patty Ann Quillinan of Elmira; Kathleen and Frank Ludu of Wellsville with children Ryan and Keara; Maureen Quillinan of Elmira; Mary and Ray Somers of Gillett PA with daughters, Elizabeth Quillinan and Jennifer Somers; John and Karin Quillinan of Cicero NY; James and Patty Quillinan of Huntersville NC with children Leah and Matthew. Also surviving are brother Elton Quillinan of Elmira; sister-in-law, Sister Miriam Nugent, R.S.M. of Rochester; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Lynda Nugent of Marlborough MA; cousin Anne Fitzpatrick of Elmira. Grover was a US Army veteran, an amateur ham radio operator and a longtime communicant of St. Patrick's Church. He was the owner and operator of G & G Electronics in Horseheads until his retirement several years ago. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Donations in Grover's memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/2/2008.

Age 54, of Waverly, NY, died Sunday, December 16, 2007, unexpectedly. He is survived by his children, David M. Reeves of Elmira, Marlin Reeves of Waverly, Melinda Watkins of Chula Vista, CA; 17 grandchildren; sisters, Marilyn Valenzula of Globe, AZ, and Retta Sage of Tucson, AZ. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, December 22nd, from 10 to 11 a.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 11 a.m. Elder Claude Oliver will officiate.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/22/2007.

RICH Joseph R.
Age 49, beloved son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, and friend, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 28, 2007, at the Marlborough Hospital after being stricken ill earlier at his home. He was the husband for 11 years of Beth C. Florin. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, he was the son of Jerome F. and Elizabeth A. (Foreman) Rich of Big Flats, NY, He lived in Marlborough for several years before moving to Southborough in 2000. He earned an M.S. in Human Resources and Statistics (1986) and a B.S. in Economics (1980) from Cornell University, where he also served as a lecturer in economics and statistics. He was a member of the Board of the Cornell ILR School Alumni Association and a member of the Cornell ILR Dean's Advisory Council. He was a national authority on executive compensation programs, serving most recently as Chairman of Pearl Meyer & Partners, one of the country's leading compensation consulting firms. He was previously President of Pearl Meyer, and prior to that, co-founder, with his wife, and managing partner of Executive Alliance, a boutique compensation consulting firm. Prior to forming Executive Alliance, he held positions at William M. Mercer, Inc. and KPMG/Peat Marwick. He began his illustrious career and made many lifelong friends at Data General Corporation. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his five-year-old children, a son, Alexander J.F. Rich; and a daughter, Zoe I.F. Rich, both of Southborough. He also leaves two brothers, Mark J. Rich and his wife, DeeDee of Framingham, and David T. Rich and his wife, Judith of Big Flats NY; one sister, Amy E. Anthes and her husband, Glenn of Richmond, VA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. All are welcome to pay their respects to the family on Wednesday, January 2, from 4-7 p.m. at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home, 95 West Main St., Marlborough. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 3, at 10:00 a.m. at the Martha-Mary Chapel, Longfellow's Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Rd., Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund will be established in his memory at the Cornell ILR School. Contributions may be made payable to The Boston Foundation, and sent to 75 Arlington St., 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02116, attention Joseph R. Rich Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/31/2007.

RODEE - ZEH, Marie R. (Rodee)
Age 80, of Briarcliff Dr., Horseheads, died unexpectedly on Wed. Dec. 26, 2007. Marie was born in Canton, NY, on January 5, 1927 the daughter to the late Bernard and Etta A. (Aldous) Rodee. She was predeceased by her husband, John P. Zeh on March 21, 1997; and a son, the Rev. Warren Rodee Zeh on January 31, 1996. She is survived by her sons and daughter, Dr. John P. and Carol Zeh III of Heuvelton, NY, Stephen A. Zeh of Horseheads, NY, Robin and Kevin Angley of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, William and Stephen; sisters, Jessie Manitta of St. James, NY, Barbara (Peter) Laspina of West Palm Beach, FL, Thelma Rodee of Canton, NY, Elaine Nelson of Trumansburg, NY, Phyllis (Peter) Varco of Hopewell Junction, NY, Janet (Clark) Cook of Vestal, NY; brothers, Bernard (Helen) Rodee of Kalamazoo, MI, William (Marilyn) Rodee of Canton, NY; many nieces and nephews. A longtime resident of Canton, NY, Oneida, NY and Horseheads, NY, locally Marie was an active member, Elder and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads. She was member and Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star Oneida Chapter. Marie was also active in Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts as well as several local bridge clubs. Having married her late husband Sept. 3, 1949 in the Brick Chapel Church in Canton, NY, she and her family have remained active in Canton, NY. Marie was a graduate of Canton High School and Canton College. She worked at New Rochelle Hospital, Schuyler Hospital and retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in their Dietary Department. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, Today, Friday Dec. 28, 2007 from 4-6:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9:00-10:00 a.m. where both Eastern Star Memorial Service and prayer service officiated by the Rev. Jonathan Knight will take place at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Family and friends are further invited to call at the RB Lawrence Funeral Home, 21 Park St., Canton, NY 13617 on Sat. Dec. 29, 2007 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be celebrated in the Brick Chapel Church, Co. Rt. 27, Canton, NY on Sunday Dec. 30, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Michael P. Catanzaro to officiate. Her Graveside committal service will follow in Brick Chapel Cemetery, their family cemetery, adjacent the Church. Those wishing may remember Marie with memorials to GMHC, Attn: Peter Pelusio, 119 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011; or Brick Chapel Cemetery Assoc., c/o William Rodee, 5431 A Co. Rt. 27, Canton, NY 13617. NOTICE: Members of the Order of Eastern Star are invited to gather at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads Sat. Dec. 27, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed sister.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2007.

Glona Rogers Day, 64, of Wellsville, N Y , formerly of Wellsboro, died Thursday, Dec 2,1993 at the Wellsville Hospital Preceding her in death were her mother, Jennie Satterly Rogers, her father, Ernest H. Rogers, and two brothers, William Rogers and Donald Rogers. Surviving are her husband, Lewis Day; two sons and daughters- in-law, Carl and Jane Day of Georgetown, Del , and Steve and Ellen Day of Wellsville, N Y , one brother, Robert H Rogers of Elmira, N Y , one sister, Berea Weaver of Painted Post, NY , four grandchildren. Wellsboro Gazette 12-8-1993

Mrs Jennie Rogers, 50 of Corning, died on Tuesday at the Townley Nursing Home, Elmira where she had been for 10 days.  Born in Wellsboro, January 12, 1901, she was the daughter of William and Edith Satterly.  She and her husband, Ernest L. Rodgers had lived in Corning for the past eight years. She was a member of the Wellsboro Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband Ernest L. Rogers, two daughters, Mrs. Edward Weaver of Corning, and Mrs Lewis Day of Wellsboro, three sons, Sgt William S. Rodgers of Indiantown Cap; Donald H. Rogers and Robert E. Rogers, both of Corning. The funeral will be held at the Phillips Funeral Home today at Corning at 2pm.  Burial will be in Coopers.

SATTERLY - JOYCE E. HOWE, 80, of Grass Valley died Saturday, March 2, in Marysville. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services. Mrs. Howe was born Sept. 24, 1921 in Corning, N.Y., to Ada Shaut and Stanley Satterly. She married Ellsworth Howe on June 2, 1945, in Arizona. She was a homemaker. She was past president of P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was a member of the Nevada County Republican Women Federated. She is survived by her husband, Ellsworth Howe; daughter Susan Lohrentz; son-in-law, Ronald Warfield; and grandson, Ronnie Warfield. She was preceded in death by her daughter Lisa Warfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Grass Valley, California.

Age 68, of Millport, died Thurs., Jan. 3, 2007. She is survived by her children, Natalie Smith, Johanna Reifenburg, and Robin Reifenburg of FL, Ray (Dawn) Bellows Jr. of Watkins Glen, Rebecca Bellows of Elmira, Thomas (Jodi) Bellows of Waverly, twins, Greg Bellows of Elmira and Grant (Cindy) Bellows of Odessa; mother, Theresa Schweiger of Millport; sister, Mary Ella (Lee) Palmer of Big Flats; many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Thomas Schweiger; and daughter, Evelyn Bellows. Marsha was retired from the Kitchen Staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, Jan. 7, 2007, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Service at 12:30 p.m.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/4/2008.

SHAW - WOODHOUSE, Ruth I. (Shaw)
Of Rochester, NY, died January 3, 2008 at age 97. She was predeceased by her husband, William Mitchell Woodhouse. She is survived by her son, William Michael Woodhouse of West Sparta, NY; daughter, Karen (Rick) Wilson of Pukalani, HI; grandchildren, Bryan (Amy) Woodhouse of West Sparta, NY, Mark (Cathy) Woodhouse of Minneapolis, MN, and Lee (Adri) Wilson of Hilo, HI; great-grandchildren, Meridian Shane-Wood of Minneapolis, MN and Reyn and Rhys Wilson of Hilo, HI. Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/6/2008.

SICK - Geraldine L. Sick-Rohe, age 88, of Towanda, Pa., died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, surrounded by her loving family. Gerry was born Sept. 26, 1919, in Mildred, Pa., a daughter of the late Francis J. and Edythe Saxe Sick. She graduated from the Dushore High School a member of the class of 1937. She graduated from St. Elizabeth's College in Morristown, N.J., in 1941 and from Marywood College in Scranton, Pa., in 1946 with a MS in Library Science. She taught in Wyalusing and Dushore and retired as the librarian from Towanda High School. Gerry was a member of SS. Peter and Paul's Church in Towanda, where she was very active in its Altar & Rosary Society and various parish activities. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, and she also enjoyed being with friends, reading and flower gardening. Her devotion and love for the Lord was her guide throughout her life, and after living it to the fullest she left behind a beautiful legacy of love, friendship, support and kindness. Her wonderful sense of humor will long be remembered and cherished by those whose were blessed to have known and loved her. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Philip L. and Rose (Chilson) Rohe of Round Rock, Texas; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Anne Rohe of Mesa, Ariz., Marguerite (Larry) Allis of Temple, Texas, Marlene Rohe of Sayre, Pa., and Mary Theresa (Anthony) Johnson of Towanda; a brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Edna Sick of Captain Cook, Hawaii; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Nathan L. Johnson, on April 12, 2002, and by a sister, Marian E. Sick Tubach of Dushore on Dec. 16, 1973. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at SS. Peter & Paul Church, Towanda, with her pastor, the Rev. John J. Chmil V.F., presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. There will be a recitation of the Rosary and Vigil Service at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorials be directed to SS. Peter & Paul Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, or a charity of one's choice in her memory. Published in the Daily Review on 1/5/2008.

Burial Syracuse, NY
SNEDEKER – Mrs. Carrie Snedeker Ryan - (1909)-whose injury by a fall at the home of her sister, Mrs. C W Mitchell, and subsequent prostration by pneumonia in the Arnot-Ogden hospital, Elmira was noted in these columns two weeks ago, died Monday morning at the hospital, aged 64 years. Following a prayer service in Elmira the remains were taken Monday afternoon to the home of the deceased in Syracuse for the funeral and interment by the side of her husband Jerry Ryan, who was killed by the cars a year ago. Mrs. Ryan was the eldest child of the late W. H. Snedeker, who died suddenly a few weeks since. She was born near Canastota, NY. Most of her life was spent at Snedekers, this county. For the past 14 or 15 years her home had been in Syracuse. Besides one son, Edward Ryan of Syracuse, she leaves two brothers and one sister, Augustus and W. H. Snedeker of Snedekers and Mrs. Charles W. Mitchell of Troy.

Wellsboro Agitator - August 3, 1910
Mrs. Mary Garner recently received news of the death of Andrew Sprague, of Michigan.  Mr. Sprague lived in this vicinity for a number of years.   He was injured in a railroad wreck some time ago, from which he never recovered.

Age 63 of Wellsburg, died Friday, December 21, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. Sue was the daughter of the late Earnest and Edith Taft. She is survived by daughters, Kimberly Bissel with husband Bryan of Wellsburg and Karen Shoup with husband David of Oakland FL; son, William Hackett with wife Jane of Raleigh NC; grandchildren, Brittany, Gabriella and Emily Bissel, Ali, Jack and Talia Shoup, Hillary Hackett and Ashley Toney with husband Chris and their son Nickolas. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Sue had worked at New York Telephone/NYNEX for nearly 30 years before her early retirement in 1993. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. Sue will be missed by all whom she had touched in her life. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Friday, December 28, 2007 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at the conclusion of calling hours.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/26/2007

Wellsboro Agitator - March 10, 1920
--Mrs. Susie Taft Purple, wife of John L. Purple, died at Columbia, Pa., Feb. 29.  Her death, which was unexpected, resulted from acute indigestion.   The deceased would have been 60 years old had she lived until April 17.  Mrs. Purple was a native of Illinois, but spent her girlhood days at Academy Corners, Tioga county, Pa.  She removed to Columbia 34 years ago after her marriage to Mr. Purple.  She is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. M. E. McCloskey, and one brother, I. C. Taft, of Westfield, Pa.

88 years, formerly of Corning and Sullivanville (prior to relocating to Florida), died January 2, 2008 at the Palm Garden Nursing Home. She was born October 10, 1919 in Tyrone, NY, the daughter of the late Nelson and Mary Loui Tennant. She was a graduate of the Bradford School System. Kathleen and Adam Sokolowski were married. He predeceased her in 2000. She was employed with Corning Inc. as a Quality Control Inspector from 1944, retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Women of the Moose in Tarpar Springs, FL, the Eagle Auxiliary in Hudson, FL, the John Warner VFW of Elmira Heights, NY, and the Senior Citizens Group of Hernando County, Spring Hill, FL. Kathleen was devoted to her family, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Surviving are her sons, Gene Steves of Glen St. Mary's, FL, Ronald Steves of Savannah, GA, and Dale Steves of Gillette, PA; daughters, Lois Southard of Corning NY, and Janice Halstead of Gillette, PA; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Wahneta Costa of Corning, NY; brother, Foster Tennant of Alburque, NM; daughter-in-law, Sharon Steves of Gillette, PA; also several nieces and nephews. Predeceasing her were sons, Thomas Steves and Maynard Steves; brother, Aubrey Tennant; and sister, Helen Morse. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Monday, January 7, 2008, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at 2:00 p.m.; Rev. James Ellis officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Kathleen's name to Community Hospice, 5450 Ramona Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32205.

THOMAS Helen Ruth
Was born March 5, 1923 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, to Fred and Helen Thomas. She had two older siblings, Robert Thomas and Lois Miner (Thomas). After graduating from high school, Helen studied voice at the Juilliard School of Music, but was advised to not pursue a career in music because of acute sinus problems. She attended Ithaca College before beginning a career in 1948 in the emerging commercial aviation industry. Helen was one of the first stewardesses for Ithaca Airlines. She later became the Executive Assistant to the President of Mohawk Airlines, where she was the liaison between the president's office and all the functions of the airline. Helen left the airline industry in 1964 and moved to Washington, DC, where she worked in Human Resources at Group Health Association. Helen lived at Culpepper Gardens, Arlington, VA, and died in her home on December 20, 2007. Helen died of a stroke in her sleep. She is survived by three nephews, Russell Miner Jr. of 42 Birchwood Ct., Foresthill, CA 95632, Gregory Miner of 617 Nancy Jane Lane, Downingtown, PA 19335 and Jack Thomas of 6361 Roberts Dr., Victor, NY 14564 and their children.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/4/2008.

WARD Helena K.
Born November 16, 1929 in Charleston, West Virginia, died November 25, 2007, at Alden of Waterford in Aurora, Illinois. She was a resident of Chicago, Illinois, formerly of Elmira, NY. She was a retired employee from Westinghouse and the Chicago Transit Authority. Helena was a jazz vocalist in Elmira, NY, and the surrounding areas. Loving mother of Yvonne and the late David and the late Keith Ward. Loving mother of Yvonne and the late David and the late Keith Ward. Beloved daughter of the late Helen and Frederick George King. Proud grandmother of Cheytonn McDonald, Mikhel Paul, Marcellus Ward, Xan Blackwell, Elonda Clark, Dwight Allen and Kieran Ward. Great-grandmother of Deja McDonald, Mya McDonald, Myiah Allen, Camille Allen, Kieran Ward Jr., Vivon Ward and Corde Jones. Dear sister of Frederick George (Barbara) King Jr., Janet (the late James) Neal and the late Carl King. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Family and friends to gather Saturday, March 29th at the family's home for 12-Noon memorial service. For location info call DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel at 800-588-1132.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/23/2007.

Of Livonia, NY
died peacefully at age 77 years, in the early morning hours of December 23, 2007 at Teresa House, Geneseo, NY. Survived by her six children, Kathleen A. Sullivan of Geneseo, Therese Jane (Sullivan) Caccavale of Hopedale, MA, Maureen R. Sullivan of Rutland, VT, Michael P. and Timothy E. Sullivan, both of Elmira, NY, and Christine E. Welch of Lewisville, TX. Also survived by two sisters, Marilyn E. Johnson of Kalamazoo, MI and Frances Egan of Wayland, MA; and brother, Dr. William P. Whyland III of Marcellus, NY; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Joseph, Melanie, Samuel, Jill, Brian, Molly, Peter, and Meghan; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Madixx, Hannah, and Katie. Jane was known by those who love her as "The Lady of the Lake". An avid gardener, nature-lover and star-gazer, she enjoyed spending her retirement years on Conesus Lake, where she had summered as a child with her siblings and parents, William P. and Edythe F. Whyland. Plans for a summer 2008 Memorial Service will be announced at a later date by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia. In lieu of flowers, please consider Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo, NY 14454, 346-5401.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2007.

Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, NY
WILBUR – Murray Wilbur -one of the best known and most successful farmers in this vicinity, died at his home in the town of Thurston last Thursday afternoon in his 69th year. Until about two years ago he was one of the most rugged men in this county. He was not only an extensive farmer, but a heavy stock buyer and was very much interested in the Grange, being for many years one of the most active Grangers in these parts. Bath Grange as master of several terms and was a regular attendant of its meetings until his health began to fail. Mr. Wilbur was born in the town of Bath, but for thirty years had been a resident of the town of Thurston, a short distance from where he was born. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. H. Halliday, and by one daughter, Mrs. Mahlon Walker of this town. His funeral was held at 2:30 o’clock last Saturday afternoon, the Rev. H C Woods, pastor of the M E Church of this village. The burial was in Nondaga cemetery.

WOODWARD - On the morning of Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, Howard Norman Woodward of Roaring Branch, Pa., died quietly at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 84 years of age. Born in Ralston on March 25, 1923, he was the son of Harry J. and Blanche (Campbell) Woodward. He served our country during the Second World War with the U.S. Army. In civilian life, Harold was a truck driver, usually self-employed. He was an outgoing, friendly fellow, whose good-natured needling of friends earned him the nickname "Heckel." He was an avid hunter and fly fisherman and a long-time member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club. Harold was also a gifted musician who, in previous years, sang and played guitar as he performed with his brother and sister at different venues in the area. He was a man who knew his Lord and was a long-time member of the Newelltown United Methodist Church. Harold was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He was the undisputed family patriarch, and his passing leaves a void that will be difficult to fill.
Harold is survived by his wife, Beverly Newcomer Woodward, at home; sons Harold Herbert (and Carline) Woodward of Roaring Branch, Norman Dale Woodward of Horseheads, N.Y., Edward LaRue Woodward of Brockport, N.Y., Lawrence Leonard (and Josephine) Woodward of Angola, N.Y., Michael (and Carol) Ragowski of Clarence, N.Y., and Douglas (and Danielle) Woodward of Elmira, N.Y.; daughters Constance Jones of Elmira, and Sally Newcomer, Carleen Newcomer, Sherry Engel and Bethann Donato, all of Roaring Branch; sisters Vivian (and Leon) Tillotson of Roaring Branch, Frances (and Vernon) Morgan of Elmira; 24 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a special nephew, Earl Day of Roaring Branch; special friends Grace Mancuso of Elmira and Leonard "Bucky" Guillame of Canton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Harold Norman "Little Heck" Newcomer; a brother, Harry J. Woodward; and sisters Beverly Jean Day and Georgia Marie Davies. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, resuming at 1 p.m. Monday. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Ann Overmiller, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be private.
Published in the Daily Review on 1/5/2008.

? Mrs. Josus Green - whose health had been steadily failing for a number of years, died Monday afternoon at the family home, Redington Avenue and Prospect Street, aged 76 years. Besides her husband two sons survive. Maney in the west and Nathaniel B of Williamsport. Following funeral services conducted by Rev. Edward P Morse at 3 Wednesday afternoon at the home, the remains were taken on the early train Thursday morning to Honeoye Falls, NY her former home for interment.   Burial at Honeoye Falls, NY

?  Mrs. Ella Wilcox - died in San Diego, Cal. 42 yrs old.

Bradford County PA

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 22 DEC 2007
By Joyce M. Tice
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