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.
BELLIS - Shari Ann Coyle, 46, of Henton Rd., Barton, died suddenly and unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born Feb. 24, 1961 in Sayre, a daughter of Wayne and Gloria (Hemingway) Bellis. Shari was a graduate of Tioga Central High School, class of 1979. She enjoyed attending races with her husband, Rick, was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan, and especially had a great love for her animals. Shari is survived by: her husband of 20 years, Richard A. Coyle; her parents, Wayne and Gloria Bellis of Barton; brothers and sisters-in-law Wayne Bellis Jr. of Tioga Center, Robert and Kate Bellis, and David and Jane Bellis, all of Barton; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Vern and Phyllis Coyle of Barton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Melissa and Paul Emerson of Barton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Tim and Pat Coyle of Barton; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends; and her canine companions, Jackson, Kahlua, and Kahonna also survive. Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation and sharing memories Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Those who wish to do so may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892, in loving memory of Shari Ann Coyle. - Sayre Morning-Times, 14 January 2008
BEMENT Donald G. "Don"
Age 74, of Alder Run Rd., Millerton, PA, died Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 at home. Don was born in Elmira, NY, April 26th, 1933, the son of the late George and Ellene Andrews Bement. Wife, Mary Bement of Elmira; children, Debbie (Edie) Bement of Gillett, PA, Dennis (Marie) Bement of Elmira Heights, NY, Lynn Parise, Vestal, NY; grandchilden, Teresa Antes, Bradley Powell, Donald Bement III, Shelayna Johnson, Jason Diehr, Shawn Bement, Hunter Parise; great-grandchildren, Jessica Jones, Abigail Jones, Jaimi Antes; sisters, Virgilene Miller of Florida, Wilda (Hal) DeHaas of Pine City, NY; brother, Tommy Bement of Millerton, PA; several nieces and nephews; very special friend, Steven Stadelmaier of Colorado. In addition to Don's parents he is also predeceased by his sisters, Fran and Vanetta. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Friday, January 25th, 2008, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 9:00 p.m. The Reverend Douglas Hodge will officiate. Don was a member of the Carpenters Union Local #532 for 56 years. He worked for Wellco and Streeter and Assoc. in the area for many of those years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Don was a member of the National Turkey Federation, and NRA. He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and the wildlife surrounding his home in Millerton. He was always ready to take a picture of, or give a free meal to the many animals around his home. He truly loved all of them. Please make memorials in Donald G. Bement's name to the Bear Creek Trout Nursery or Guthrie Hospice, RR #1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. The Family of Donald G. Bement wishes to "Thank" the wonderful people at Guthrie Hospice for their heartfelt care and thoughtfulness during their time with them. It will never be forgotten and always cherished. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/24/2008.
BRANISH - John Robert Branish, 72, of Scott Twp. died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, after a hard fought battle with kidney cancer. He was born on Sept. 4, 1935 in Philipsburg, Pa., the son of John and Elizabeth Tekely Branish. He was a 1957 graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he was Captain of the Men's Golf Team. John retired from the Polar Water Company where he was vice president. He was the beloved husband of Mary Comstock Branish for 49 years; loving father of Mary Beth (Bruce) Jones, John Robert Branish, Jr., Susan (Courtney) Quinlan and Michelle (Tony) Mazzarini; brother to Edward and Ronald Branish and the late Mildred Patrick. He was also survived by ten cherished grandchildren: Lindsay and Zach Jones, Conor, Molly, Casey and Shane Quinlan and Cara, Alyssa, A.J. and Amanda Mazzarini. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the William Slater II Funeral Service, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, at Our Lady of Grace Church, Scott Twp. Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to either Our Lady of Grace Grade School Angel Fund or Bishop Canevin High School Faculty Scholarship Fund. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 1/18/2008.
CAMPBELL - CLEVELAND Christine C. "Teeny" (SRGP 19893)
Age 82, of Mansfield, PA, died on Thursday, January 17, 2008, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Christine was born on October 22, 1925 in Endicott, NY, a daughter of Henry and Ethel (Bailey) Campbell. She was married to the late Kenneth A. Cleveland. Christine was formerly employed as a clerk for Cole's Pharmacy. Her hobbies were reading and crocheting. Christine is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Joseph Trepanier of Caledonia, NY; three grandchildren, Andrew (Jennie), Erik and Gillian (Kenneth) Meyer; one great-grandson, Andrew; one sister, E. Joyce Brown of Melbourne, FL; a special niece, Elizabeth Clark of Colleyville, TX; several nieces and nephews; and special family friend, Edward Dorsett of Morris, CT. In addition to her husband, Kenneth; she was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Robbins. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 20, 2008, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in the Reception Hall of the United Methodist Church, Mainesburg, PA. A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Reception Hall of the church with Roberta Harvey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Christine's name to the United Methodist Church, Rt. 6, Mainesburg, PA; or the Mansfield Fireman's Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. Cremated - Cremains to be sprinkles on Old Dorsett Farm in Mansfield - JMT Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/19/2008.
CHAMBERLAIN - Donald R. Chamberlain, 69, of Milltown, died Jan. 14, 2008 at Ashton Healthcare Facility. He was born Jan. 6, 1939 in Susquehanna, Pa., the next to the youngest of 12 children to James W. and Sara (Carr) Chamberlain. A longtime resident of Milltown, he was a graduate of Sayre High School, class of 1958. Following graduation he continued his education at Kingston Vocational School. For many years Don was employed at Ingersoll-Rand in Athens. He retired following 30 years of service. Don was a member of Waverly Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Don is survived by: his wife, Susan Faye Chamberlain of Owego; daughters Dawn (Michael) Rockwell of Barton and Sheryl Wright of Richford; son Gregory (Karel) Chamberlain of Winsted, Conn.; his brothers James Chamberlain of Binghamton and Lawrence Chamberlain of Waverly; sisters Elise Savinsky of Susquehanna and Rose Perry of Tioga, Pa.; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Don was predeceased by: his parents; a son, Richard Leon Chamberlain; brothers George, Clarence, Leon, Edward, and Thomas Chamberlain; and sisters Sarah Reynolds and Sandra Chamberlain. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at Waverly Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 22 Circle Dr., Waverly. - Sayre Morning-Times, 15 January 2008
Clemmings Victoria (Schweigart)
40, of Elkland, died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Robert Packer Hosital, Sayre, emergency room, after a tragic car accident. She was born Nov. 22, 1967, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Daughter to the late Gary F. Clemmings and Grace J. Turnage. She was married on July 15, 1988 to the former, William J. Schweigart. Victoria leaves behind her only daughter, Alicia A. Schweigart, her two sister, Sherry Johnson, and Kristi Allen, along with one brother, Scott Clemmings.
COSGROVE Richard D. "Dick"
Age 74, died on January 21, 2008 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Home in Montour Falls. Family and friends may call from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2008, at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Richard's service will immediately follow calling hours at 8:00 p.m. With Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon officiating. Memorials may be made in Richard's name to The International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen, 610 S. Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1613. Richard was born in Gibson, NY on November 18, 1933, the son of the late George and Marian Bishop Cosgrove. He served in the Korean War and retired from the Village of Watkins Glen as an Auto Mechanic. Richard was an Auto Racing driver and enthusiast, being a Charter Member of the Watkins Glen Region SCCA and the MG Car Club, holding numerous offices. Richard was also inducted into the Watkins Glen Walk of Fame. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Christine Cosgrove; children, Jo Lynne Crout of Avon Park, FL, Becky Sue Bianco of Montour Falls, LeAnn (John) Spritzer of Endicott, Richard "Dirk" (Mary) Cosgrove of Horseheads; grandchildren, Brooks Swett, Theresa and John Michael Bianco, Abbie, Brittany, Kristan and John Michael Spritzer; great-grandchild, Dante Blevins; sister, Betty (Delmar) Mapes of NC; sister-in-law, Marion Cosgrove of CA, Joan (Ronald) Gascon of Watkins Glen; brother-in-law, David Lyons of FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard was predeceased by his daughter, Robin Kay Cosgrove; sister, Virginia Beau; brother, George Cosgrove; sister, Phyllis Lyons. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/23/2008.
CRAYTON - Ethel Crayton Fisher died on Sunday, January 13, 2008, at the Williamsport Home. She was 93 years of age. Ethel was the widow of the late James Monroe Fisher with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born at Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Averil and Edith Stroud Crayton. Mrs. Fisher had been employed for 24 1/2 years as a “cafeteria lady” at the J. Henry Cochran Elementary School at Williamsport. She was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church at Williamsport. She was also a member of the Friendly Group Sunday School Class, First Friends, and the South Williamsport Senior Citizens Center at Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport, where she was an active member of the Craft Group and the Card Group. Ethel will be missed by her family, her oldest childhood friend, Ruth Hicks of Sayre, Pa., and her many many special friends. Ethel never “met a stranger!” She loved to travel and had spent the last eight winters in Florida. She and her late husband, Jim, spent many vacations in New England and at the Jersey Shore. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy F. Harrison (Joseph) of Bucks County, Pa., her grandchildren, Michelle Horchler and Jamie Horchler of New Cumberland, Pa., and Danielle Silva (Gabe) of Tampa, Fla. She is also survived by her great granddaughter, Brianna Horchler of New Cumberland, Pa., and her two nieces and her nephew. In addition to her late husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her late daughter, Gayle Horchler and also by her late sister, Pauline Buck. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no viewing or funeral service held. Interment will be private. There will be a memorial service held at a date to be announced later. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Ethel Crayton Fisher may be made, if so desired, to Susquehanna Regional Home Health Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.Arrangements have been placed in the care of the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 15 January 2008
DWYER - BADOLATO, Catherine A.
72, of Rome, died Saturday, January 12, 2008, at Rome Memorial Hospital Residential Health Care Facility. She was born in Bronx, NY on February 10, 1935, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Marguerite Tormey Dwyer. Catherine was raised in Morris Run, PA. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Elmira, NY. On July 4, 1959, she married Samuel "Skip" J. Badolato in St. John the Baptist Church. Mrs. Badolato retired from Rome Hospital as a supervisory registered nurse. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband, Skip, are three sons and a daughter-in-law, William and Tricia Badolato, Rome, Michael Badolato and his fiancee, Lynn Matt, Whitesboro, Thomas Badolato, Rome; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Steven DeHimer, Rome, Mary Ann and Timothy Lasher, Niskayuna, NY; 12 grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ann and Richard Clark and Marguerite Bombaski, all of Blossburg, PA. Also surviving are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Francis "Doc" and Doris Badolato, Rome, Dominick and Angie Badolato, Oneida; several nieces and nephews; and close friends, Mary Kay Caponi, Shirley Allen, and Patricia Thomas. She was predeceased by a son, Sam Badolato; and twin grandchildren, Samuel and Alexandra Badolato. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/23/2008.
EMENHEISER Karen J.
Age 54, of 145 Sherri Drive, Lebanon, went home peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at home. She was married to Timothy C. Emenheiser for 32 years. A loyal and longtime employee of the YMCA, Karen worked for the Lebanon Valley YMCA in childcare for sixteen years and then as the Human Resources Director for the past four years. Previously, she was employed by the Brookville, Altoona, and Jim Thorpe YMCA's. An active member of Calvary Chapel Lebanon, she participated in the Monday night Bible Study, and in outreach and fellowship events. She was a 1971 graduate of Elkland High School, Elkland, PA, and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven State College in 1975. Karen loved to cook and especially enjoyed creating health food dishes for her family. An avid fitness walker, she also enjoyed scrap booking and traveling, taking trips throughout the United States and Europe. Always enthusiastic and vibrant, Karen was known as a giving person, showing real appreciation and concern for those less fortunate. Born in Elmira, New York, she was the daughter of Weldon and Audrey Flanders Bailey, Elkland, PA. In addition to her husband and parents, Karen will be deeply missed by her three children, Barrett married to Karen L. Avers Emenheiser, Harrisburg, Karli married to Adam Truitt, McAlisterville, and Brooke Emenheiser, Lebanon; and two brothers, Robert married to Marge Kizer Bailey, Penn Yan, NY, and Dennis married to Cheryl Simpson Bailey, Elkland, PA. A memorial service celebrating Karen's life will be held this spring and announced at a later date. Interment is private. Karen's family would like to thank the Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice, Lebanon, for their attentive care during her illness. In lieu of flowers to the family, memorial contributions in Karen's name may be made to Calvary Chapel Lebanon, 9 South 9th St., Lebanon, PA 17042; or to the Lebanon Valley YMCA, 201 North 7th St., Lebanon, PA 17046. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/25/2008.
ENOCH Sadie Bessie
Of Elmira, NY
Was born November 17, 1928 in Caswell, NC, the daughter of the late Dal Junius and Lorena (Allen) Enoch, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 19, 2008, at the age of 69. Her sisters, Gertha Enoch Burnette of Burlington, NC, Essie Enoch Burnette of Burlington, NC, and Miverva Patterson of NC; brothers, James Garnell Enoch of Gibonsville, NC and J. C. Enoch of NC predeceased her. She is survived by her loving children, Theresa Johnson of Berkeley, CA, Terrance Ramsey of Elmira, NY; much loved grandchildren, Terrance Washington of Elmira, NY, Galnadgee Joe-Johnson of Berkeley, CA, Jesa Scott of Elmira, NY, Fahtima Scott, also of Elmira, NY; adored great-grandson, Malaki Ramsey of Elmira, NY; sisters, Georgia Knox of Elmira, NY, Eliza Burnette of Greensboro, NC; brother, Charles Enoch of Greensboro, NC; lifelong friends, Lillian Collins of Elmira, NY, Vicky White of New York, New York; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Sadie was a dedicated employee of the A&P Plant in Horseheads, NY until it's closing in 1982. She retired from the Chemung County Nursing Facility in 2004 where she worked faithfully as a nurse's aide. Sadie was well liked and respected by both patients and co-workers alike. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Monday, January 28, 2008, at St. Peter & Paul's Church, 161 High Street, Elmira, NY at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Walter Wainwright will celebrate her Mass. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/26/2008.
FRIENDS - ALLEN Ruea S.
89, of Sayre, PA, formerly of Troupsburg, entered into rest on Monday morning at home following an extended illness. Born on November 13, 1918, Ruea was the daughter of Elon and Evalena Smith Friends. On March 17, 1935, she and J. Elwood Rude were married. He predeceased her on July 17, 1975. She later married Freeman Allen on December 18, 1982. He later died on March 2, 2002. Ruea was a homemaker and a partner with her husband, Elwood and son, Donald on the family farm for many years. Besides her husbands, Elwood and Freeman, Ruea was predeceased by her infant daughter, Sylvia Elaine; a grandson, Jeff Welch; great-granddaughter, Stephanie Campbell; stepdaughter, Velda Grosjean; sisters, Frances Friends and Reva McMindes; and brothers, Hugh Friends and Jay Friends. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Dolores Rude of Troupsburg and Karl and Mary Rude of Sayre, PA. Also are stepsons, Arnold Allen, Hugh (Darlene) Allen and LaRue (Donna) Allen; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 27 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Milford (Eleanor) Friends of Woodhull and Richard (Anita) Friends of Arkport. Plus many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews survive. Friends may call at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Thursday at the Troupsburg Baptist Church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donald Hulbert and Rev. Ernest Kapp officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Troupsburg. Memorials may be made in Ruea's name to the Troupsburg Baptist Church in care of Janet Presor, 1806 Hunter Hill Road, Troupsburg, NY 14885. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/22/2008.
HAMILTON - FISH, Charlotte J.
Age 70 of Elmira NY, died Sunday, January 20, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital with her loving family by her side. Charlotte was a daughter of the late Raymond and Lena Hicks Hamilton. She was predeceased by her first husband Russell Fish; son Joseph Fish; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Charlotte is survived by her daughters, Tina M. Martz, Barbara J. Shrader both of Elmira, Wendy L. Gillie of Beaver Dams, Mary Ann McCauliffe and Elizabeth M. DePrimo both of Elmira; sons, Paul J.H. DePrimo Jr. and James H. DePrimo both of Elmira; brothers, Edward Hamilton and John Hamilton both of Trumansburg, NY; sister Alice "Dolly" Eastman of Newfield, NY; 30 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; best friend Jean Brown of Elmira; numerous nieces and nephews. Charlotte enjoyed working with crafts and playing bingo. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A family time of remembrance will follow at 4:15 p.m. Donations in Charlotte's memory may be made to her immediate family, c/o Mary Ann McCauliffe, 2912 State Route 352 Apt. B, Elmira NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/21/2008.
HEYLER Estelle H. Weaver
Syracuse, Feb 7, 1994
Estelle H. Weaver, 95, formerly of 245 More Ave, died Wednesday at James Square Nursing Home after a long illness. Mrs. Weaver was a native of Pennsylvania. She lived in the Syracuse area for the past 40 years. She was a retired registered nurse and worked at several area hospitals. After her retirement she volunteered at the American Red Cross for several years. Her husband, C. Jay Weaver died in 1944. Surviving are a daughter, Judy Johnson of Fulton, a son William J. of Syracuse; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the United Baptist Church of Syracuse. Contributions can be made to the American Red Cross. Burns-Garfield Funeral Home has arrangements
Surname Heyler - Buried Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse. Joyce
HOLLEY - Mr. Frederick T. "Fred" Holley, age 59, of RR 1 Box 264–B4, Wyalusing, Pa. (Spring Hill), died at the home of his sister, with whom he was staying with, on Spring Hill, Thursday morning, Jan. 17, 2008, after an illness. He was born in Dallas, Pa. on Sept. 18, 1948, the son of the late William Henry and Minnie Farr Holley. While growing up around the Meshoppen area, he graduated from the Elk Lake High School, Class of 1966. After high school he served his country, with the US Army, during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the South Auburn United Methodist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed music, especially country music. For many years, he enjoyed playing with different local bands, and at one time he had his own band, Freddy and the Flintstones, which played at many night spots and benefits in and around Meshoppen. Surviving are: his son, Robert Holley of Meshoppen, Pa.; a daughter and her husband, Amanda and Greg Campbell of Wyalusing, Pa.; his granddaughter, Gabrielle Holley of Montrose, Pa.; four sisters, Nellie Benninger of Meshoppen, Pa.; Iva and her husband John Benninger of Meshoppen, Pa.; Patricia Clark of Beaumont, Pa.; and Jean and her husband Mel Heeman, with whom he lived with, of Wyalusing, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Holley, who died in 1997. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, Pa., with layman minister Mr. Andrew Becker, his nephew officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Meshoppen, Pa. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 20, 2008. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial donations to the Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 1/18/2008.
KANE - MCCANN Mary Ellen (Kane)
died on January 24, 2008 at home. She was born July 20, 1925 in Tioga, Pennsylvania to Leon and Anna Mae Weaver Kane. She graduated as an RN from the Arnot School of Nursing in 1945 and spent her life as a nurse and mentor to those who worked with her. She worked at the old Bath Hospital, the VA in Bath, private nursing and finally retired from the Steuben County Infirmary in 1990. Mary Ellen married Donald McCann in April 1946. He often said she was his nurse and his best friend. He predeceased her in 1993. Mary Ellen leaves behind a legacy of strength, dignity and grace. She will be dearly missed by her loving family, including children, Linda Giannotti of Savona, Daren McCann of N. Plainfield, New Jersey, Debbie (Virgil) Howell of Savona; stepdaughter, Marion (Bob) Pulaski of Newark Valley, New York; grandchildren, Lisa (Tonie) Patterson, Christopher (Teresa) King, Damian Bohler, Stephanie Bohler, Mark Bohler (Kim Brinckerhoff); great-grandsons, Tyler, K'Maron and Trey; and great-granddaughter, Kameryn, whom she has helped to raise. Also surviving are one brother, Francis Kane; and sisters, Marguerite (Frank) Moscovic and Evelyn (Charles) Crooks; sister-in-law and very dear friend, Martha McCann; sister-in-law, Verna (Bill) Vonderchek; two dear friends who considered her their second mother, Donita Graham and Joyce Howey; several nieces, nephews and countless friends. Calling hours will be held at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. today, Saturday, January 26, 2008, with Memorial Service to follow at 3:00 p.m. with the Reverend Ted Roloson officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at a later date. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning has been entrusted with arrangements. The family requests NO FLOWERS. Please make donations in Mary Ellen's name to the Guthrie Cancer Clinic, Southern Tier Hospice, American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
PERRY - LONG June E.
Of Massillon, OH, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, in Pine City, NY. She was born June 2, 1925 in Moundsville, WV, to Alfred and Hazel Perry. Predeceased by her husband, Bob Long; her parents; her brothers, Philip and Charles Perry; and her great-grandson, Christopher Shawn Wise. June is survived by her daughter, Diana Lynn Dowell of Beaver, West Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Ed Murphy of Pine City, New York; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Nanci Starcher of Maryville, Tennessee, James and Sue Starcher of North Las Vegas, Nevada, David and Jana Starcher of Berkey, Ohio; stepchildren, Nancy and Steve Biffle of Columbus, Ohio and David Long of Lake Milton, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Al and Nancy Perry of Doylestown, Ohio; sisters, Jerrie Whitehead of Doylestown, Ohio, and Judy Baughman of Clinton, Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and Vernon Thompson of Clinton, Ohio, Pauline and Frank Miller of Akron, Ohio, Alyce and Gary Slabaugh of Beverly Hills, Florida, and Susan and Bud Bender of Wooster, Ohio; 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. June retired from the Hilliard Corporation, Elmira, New York. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, January 27, 2008, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with Funeral Service held Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 314 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901. Those wishing may make memorials to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care in June's memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/26/2008.
RINGLER Bruce W., Sr.
Age 67, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, January 26, 2008. He was born on June 7, 1940 in Trout Run, PA, a son of the late Herbert and Frances (Meeker) Ringler. Bruce was the husband of Jacqueline M. (Baker) Ringler. He was a former EMT instructor, life member of the Wellsboro Firemen's Ambulance Association, and enjoyed working on old cars. Bruce was formerly employed by Dillman's Farm Machinery of Wellsboro. He is survived by his wife, Jackie; two sons, Bruce W. Ringler, Jr. and his fiancee, Lidija Iacullo of Morris Run, PA, Shannon Ringler of Pittsburgh, PA; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Bruce was predeceased by two brothers, Lester Ringler and William Ringler. Friends may call on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Daryl M. Butler officiating. Interment will be in Trout Run Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/27/2008.
ROBERTS Milan Elwood
Milan Elwood (Bob) Roberts, 89, of Blacksburg died Wednesday, January 9, 2008. He was born April 10, 1918, in Milan, Pa., a son of the late William and Sara Roberts. Bob resided at Kroontje Health Care Center. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Doris E. Roberts; son and daughter-inlaw, Bruce and Sharon Roberts, of Olympia, Wash.; daughter, Carroll J. Roberts, LPN, of Christiansburg, Va.; grandchildren, Sean Roberts, Centralia, Wash., and Shannon Mundelius, Danville, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren, Karleigh Roberts, Wyatt Mundelius and Annabelle Mundelius. Milan had 11 siblings, surviving is Virginia Morris, Sayre, PA; and many, many nieces and nephews. His career of 33 years with IBM took him from Ohio to Hawaii where he met and married Doris Lutts in 1949, then traveled to Rochester, N.Y., Boston, MA, Massepequa, N.Y., Tokyo Japan, and Stamford, Conn., until retiring in 1975 and moving to Willis, Va. and enjoyed farming until moving to Blacksburg. In 2005 they moved to Warm Hearth Village, where Doris still resides. Milan was a dedicated Virginia Farm Bureau member and enjoyed supporting the Floyd County High School athletic teams. He enjoyed his 32 years in Virginia and has been blessed with a wonderful circle of friends. Sincere thanks and appreciation to the caring and dedicated staff at the Kroontje Health Care Center, they truly made his 89th year extra special. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Employee Appreciation Fund, Suite 100, 2607 Warm Hearth Dr., Blacksburg, Va. 24060 or The Southern Care Hospice, 530 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Va. 24019 who took excellent care of Bob on his final days. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2008, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Gregory officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, S.W., Blacksburg, Va.
ROSE Donald G.
Don and his wife, Kathryn (Goodreau) were married in Corning on August 26th, 1972. Don began his bookkeeping career at Rose Bookkeeping and Tax Service in 1973, after graduating from Elmira College. The business was founded by his mother, Alice S. Rose, in 1968. He continued to operate the business, after her death in 1997, until just after his recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Don was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing tennis and basketball for recreation. His loving family was the focus of his life. Don is survived by his wife, Kathryn; two daughters, Melissa Rose of Silver Spring, MD, and Kristina (Gregory) Bethka of Painted Post; one son, Brian Rose (Tara Magaw); and granddaughter, Madison of Elmira; one sister, Linda Rose of Newport Beach, CA; two aunts, Evelyn Sayre and Judith Rose; cousins, Martha, Gordie and Doug Rose; numerous Sayre and Doane family cousins; mother-in-law, Ferne Goodreau; and four special brothers-in-law, Tom, Kevin, Scott and Glenn Goodreau, and their families. Don's wishes were that there be no calling hours. Rather, a celebration of his life will be held for his family, friends and community on Saturday, January 26th, 1:00 to 3:00, at the Radisson Hotel, 125 Denison Parkway East, in Corning. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Don's memory be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning has been entrusted with arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/22/2008
41, of Elkland, died, March 10, 2007, on scene of a fatal car accident. Born May 5, 1966, in Annapolis, Maryland. Son of the late Clark Schweigart and Margret L. Harris. Married to the former Victoria A. Clemmings (Schweigart), on July 15, 1988. William leaves behind his only daughter Alicia A. Schweigart, along with his two brothers, Brian Schweigart and Gerald Schweigart.
SHELLING Dr. Richard E.
Dr. Richard Shelling, 69, of 113 Warren St., Sayre Pa. died Thursday January 24, 2008 after a courageous battle against cancer at the Robert Packer Hospital Sayre. Richard was born on May 25, 1938 in Wilson, Pa. the son of the late Richard and Raymonde Shelling. Richard was an avid nature lover. He loved spending time with his family and in nature walking, bird watching, fishing, and gardening. He worked as a physician at the Guthrie Clinic from 1970-1999 and is past president of the Medical Staff at the Robert Packer Hospital. Richard worked at the Sayre House and Heritage Nursing Home and the Tioga Nursing Facility. He was a member of the American Medical Association, Pa. Medical Society Treasurer of Bradford County Medical Society. Tioga County (NY) Health Department and a diplomat of the American College of Physicians. He is survived by his wife Leticia, sons Ed, Eric, and Gene; daughters-in-laws Rhosse ans Suzanne; grandsons Ethan, and John. Brother George and sister-in-law Loretta. Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday January 27, 2008 from 2-4 PM. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly NY. A memorial service to celebrate Richard's life will be held on Monday January 28, 2008 at 9:30 AM at St. John's Catholic Church 85 Divison St. South Waverly Pa. Father Vincent Langan will officiate. In Lieu of flowers the family wishes contributions to be made in Richard's name to the American Cancer Society, by calling 1-800-227-2345 or mailing the American Cancer Society 10 Park St. Towanda, Pa. 18848. 69, of 113 Warren St., Sayre, PA, died on Thursday, January 24, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday, January 27, 2008, from 2-4 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 28, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in South Waverly, PA.
SMITH Willie V. (Will) (Poppa)
Of Rochester died suddenly on January 15, 2008 at age 60. Predeceased by his stepfather, Herman Bennett and brother, Lanis Smith. Survived by his loving wife, Christine; children, Whitni and Nat (Jayden Donahue), "precious" granddaughter, Jordyn; mother, Elma Louise Bennett; brothers, Cornell (Brenda) Bennett, Courtney (friend Chris) Bennett, Clotus (Brenda) Bennett, Kelly Smith; and many relatives, including special nephew, Sheldon Smith. His cats, Roosevelt, Julie and Molly, will miss him greatly. Will was born in McRoberts, Kentucky and grew up in Smithfield, PA and Elmira, NY. Growing up he was a member of cub scouts and boy scouts and the Future Farmers of America. Will attended Corning Community College for a year and then began working briefly as a model for a store in Elmira. He later worked for NYS Electric and Gas. Will moved to Rochester to be closer with the love of his life and high school sweetheart Chris, whom he married in 1973. He worked for the Dept. of Corrections at Attica and Albion before joining Kodak where he retired in 2003. His knowledge of safety regulations was outstanding. After retiring, he worked part time at a group home for Lifetime Assistance and then drove school bus for Laidlaw in the City of Rochester. He so enjoyed the school kids, always ready to teach them about wildlife and any other subject that came up in conversation. Fishing was Will's main hobby. He fished all year long at Russell Station in Charlotte. In 2006, he and Chris went to Alaska where he fulfilled a lifelong dream of salmon stream fly fishing with some of his own hand made flies. Will shared his love of travel with Chris, going to Kenya, Hawaii, San Francisco and various states in the US. He also enjoyed bird watching, camping, hunting with his brothers, biking and just watching wildlife. His sense of humor was contagious. He could make people laugh at the silliest things. Will also had a great knack for fixing things and making them work again, creating some wonderful little inventions at the same time. In lieu of flowers, please remember Will by donating to: Wild Wings at Mendon Park, 27 Pond Road, Honeoye Falls, New York 14472; Braddock Bay Raptor Research, 85 Lisa Lane, Spencerport, NY 14559; Pet Adoption Network, P.O. Box 17126, Rochester, New York 14617. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, January 20, 2008, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Miller Funeral Homes, Inc. (3325 Winton Road S., Rochester, NY), where Will's Funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, January 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/20/2008.
SNYDER - McGANN, Louise S.
Age 82, of Grant Street, Wellsboro, PA, died January 24, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles E. McGann who died April 23, 1996. Louise was born January 1, 1926 in Galeton, PA, the daughter of the late William R. and Vera Rorabaugh Snyder. She was a graduate of Ryder University, Trenton, NJ, and a retired travel agent and office manager with West Penn AAA Travel Agency in Punxsutawney. Louise was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Wellsboro. Surviving are daughter, D.L. McGann; sister, Helen S. Anderson; nieces, Mia Lisa Anderson and Lori A. Kriner; grandnephew, Chase A. Kriner; grandniece, Kathryn Leigh Kriner, all of Wellsboro, PA. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, 111 Germania Street, Galeton, PA with Father Joe Daugherty officiating. Burial in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Wellsboro Fireman's Ambulance Association, 21 Pearl Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/25/2008.
YURGATIS - William (Bill) Yurgatis of Laceyville died peacefully
on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at home on the family farm that he loved.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 9, 1916, the son of the late Joseph
and Agnes Sitas Yurgatis. Bill was a member of the St. Joachim's Catholic
Church and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Bill owned and operated the Yurgatis Family Farm in West Auburn for more
than eighty years. He was also an independent milk hauler for twenty six
years to the Creamery in Laceyville and in South Montrose for many area
farmers. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and greatly enjoyed his family.
He was extremely proud of his fully restored 1939 John Deere B Tractor
and he was featured on the cover of the 2006 Northeast Farm Edition of
Fastline. Bill received the honor of the Tri County Sportsman's Club "Old
Time Hunter Award" in 2005. He married Helen Lobzentis Yurgatis on Aug.
22, 1942. Surviving are: his son, Carl Yurgatis and wife, Jeanne of Laceyville;
daughters, Dorothy Hibbard and husband, Wayne of Montrose and Marie Moore
and husband, Gordon, Jr., also of Montrose; a brother, Clyde Yurgatis of
Towanda, and a sister, Marion Faber of Lebanon; grandchildren, Sandy and
Bob Voda of Laceyville, Mary and Dennis Wetherhold of Whitehall, Brian
Yurgatis of Laceyville, Susan and Brian Lathrop of Montrose, Wayne Jr.,
and Amy Hibbard of Rushville, Gordon III (Mac) and Lisa Moore of Lawton,
and Chad Moore of Montrose; great-grandchildren, Dustin, Marissa, and Makayla
Voda; Geoffrey Wetherhold, and Emily Moore; sister-in-law, Anna Bolles,
brother-in-law, Vincent (Bill) Lobzentis; many cousins, nieces, nephews,
and special neighbors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen in 2002,
a brother, Joseph Yurgatis Jr., sister-in law, Charlotte Bendock, brother-in-law,
Joseph Bendock, brother-in-law Robert Bolles, and nephew, Tony Bendock.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, at the Sheldon
Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday with an additional calling hour preceding
at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Joachim's
Catholic Church, Meshoppen, with Father Paul Fontanella officiating. Interment
will follow at the St. Joachim's Cemetery, Meshoppen. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to Bill's favorite charities: The Goodwill Fire
Company of Laceyville, PO Box 207, Laceyville, Pa. 18623, and the Tri County
Sportsman's Club, RR 1 Box 1462, Laceyville, Pa. 18623. Published in the
Towanda Daily Review on 1/17/2008.