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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

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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 Twenty
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..

Midland Republican, Midland, Michigan, Page 5, June 30, 1887. The Life of Mrs. Sabra Taft Discourse of Rev. I. H. Riddick at her Funeral, June 16, 1887 Sabra Taft, was born Aug 16, 1795, in the beautiful and romantic Chenango Valley, Chenango Co., N. Y. Her childhood and young maidenhood were spent in this delightful region, where hilltops and river and forest and sloping fields, all unite in winning the heart to an appreciation of the wonderful works of God. Here also she united her life in marriage to Jesse Taft; the date is unknown, but the marriage was a happy one and continued until 11 years ago, when death removed her husband to his eternal reward, having attained the good age of 80 years. The husband was exceedingly active, carrying on the double labor of farmer and lumberman, and always found in his wife one equally active and a help-mate in every undertaking. It is possible that domestic love and felicity then fully equaled that of the present day, when to live required united sacrifice, toil and courage; when home was sweet indeed "be it never so humble" because toiled for and possessed, rather than schemed for and mortgaged. This marriage union bore fruitage in the birth of 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls, Anna, Patty, Laban, Myjamin, Jesse, Ethan and Sabra, A glorious feature in this connection is, that they all, one by one bowed the knee and gave the heart unto God and were ever taught and encouraged by a mother's word and example. Three sons, one of whom is with us to-day, went forth and served our Nation as solders in the dark days of war. Two laid down their lives for the land they loved and a mother took her place with that great number who wept for the slain. Furthermore: of the 7 children were born 29 children to whom Mrs. Taft became great-grandmother; and to 7 more she became great-great-grandmother, making a total offspring to this date 43 souls. (Mr. E. Taft has since informed us that a more careful computation shows 68 grandchildren and great-grandchildren living and that the fourth generation was represented at the funeral. ED. Republican.) A son and 2 daughters are in the far away Penn. and are not permitted to be present at these service. God bless them. In 1829 when Mrs. Taft was 34 years of age, the family removed to Addison, Steuben Co., N. Y. where a good part of the remainder of her life was spent. Here 44 years ago she and her husband attended a protracted religious meeting conducted by the Rev. Mr. Loomis and were most happily converted to God and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. The energy and activity that characterized their secular labors were carried into their religious worship and labor, so that religion became to themselves a thing of joy and comfort and hope of everlasting reward and made them very serviceable to the church. They were great singers and Mrs. Taft was looked to as the leader of the brethren and sisters in services of song. I have here Mrs. Taft's Hymn book, pub. in 1842. It is apparent what hymns were her favorites by the well worn condition of many pages. And here is her old family Bible, whose leaves keep their places in handling only by great care. The Bible and hymn book, the closet the house of God and it may be the family altar, these were to Mrs. Taft her earthly riches, her constant incentive to a religious life and bade her hope through faith and obedience for a home in heaven; yea they placed before her a star so bright that the last few years of her life though darkened by physical and mental weakness, could not blot it out. Blessed be God for his great love to the children of men. Her favorite hymns were rejoicing in a mighty Saviour, exhortation to the unsaved to come to Jesus, expressions of courage and activity in the warfare against Satan and sin and frequent anticipation and rejoicing because of heaven. Nine years ago she made her final removal, coming with her son Ethan to Midland, where she has received the affection and tender care of son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, Looking at it from a human stand point it is to be regretted that for the last two years her powers of body and mind so greatly failed her--but God knows best. We leave it all with Him. And now we surrender to the grave the body that for well nigh 92 years lived among men and the soul we yield to God who gave it. She knew death was at hand and in her last hours exclaimed--"What makes the Saviour so slow--come and take me over, my Saviour." The Saviour heard her cry and Tues. eve. at half past 9 o'clock June 14, 1887 he came. He found her ready. He took her home and now she is with Him forevermore. Children, grandchildren and friends, amidst our tears and sorrows let us rejoice. May her life quicken ours. Amen Obit donated by Mary Briggs to Shirley Oralon

Wellsboro Agitator - June 7, 1916
--Mrs. Chris North, of Knoxville, died May 27, after a long illness, of cancer.  Sarah Ann Bennett was born at Preston, Buckinghamshire, England , April 20, 1848.  She was married to Chris North and came to this country in the early '80s.  Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bland, of Cassander, Pa.; one son, John, of Large, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Dabbs, and a number of grandchildren.  The funeral was held from the house last week Monday at 3 p.m., Rev. Mr. Carruthers, of Westfield, officiating; the remains were taken to Philipsburg for interment.

FOSHER Norma R. - Dr. Coyle Norma R.
Formerly of Pauline Ave. Pine City died Friday, February 1, 2008 with her loving niece, Laura (Angelo) Fusco at her side, following an illness at the age of 86. Born on November 11, 1921, Norma was the daughter of Ephraim & Ella LaValley Fosher. Norma lived a full life and believed in the value of an education, having earned a PhD in Psychology. She taught countless numbers of Naval Corpsmen. Dedicated to her country, Norma was an enlisted naval officer and retired as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy. Dr. Coyle has achieved many honors, among them were the Federal Nursing Award of Military surgeons in Washington. Person of the year award at St. John's University in New York, and the most important to her was her devotion to her faith and vocation to the Missionary of Kinship of Christ, professed in August 15, 1966. Norma's many joys were traveling the world, influencing many lives through education, a deep faith in the Lord and times with her loving family who survive. A sister, Ina LaValley and her late husband, Alonzo, Southport; a brother and sister-in-law, Chudleigh & Claire Fosher, and daughters, Kathy, Lynn, Kim and Milissa Fosher of Coopersville, NY; nieces and nephews, Laura (Angelo) Fusco Ltc. Gloria Besley, Ella Rock and her late husband, Phil; Richard (Theresa) Fosher, Robert (Maria) Fosher, Celia (Richard) Armstrong, John (Linda) Fosher, Joan Bushey, Bruce (Michelle), Jane and Richard Milliken. She also leaves a dear friend and fellow nurse Anna Webb. Norma was predeceased by her parents, Ephraim & Ella LaValley Fosher, her beloved sister, Effie Milliken, brothers, Irving, Abram (Cecile) and Amos Fosher; a niece, Marie Goldstein and nephews, Eugene Milliken and Norman Fosher. The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful staff of Woodbrook and the nursing staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, CCNF. Thank You. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, February 3, 2008 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. At a later date in the springtime to be announced, a Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Joseph's Church with burial in the church cemetery in Coopersville, NY where full military honors will be accorded Retired Lieutenant Commander Coyle.

FOXX - Mrs. Vina Beeman Foxx Truett, 90, died on Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2008, at Twilight Haven in Fresno, CA. Mrs. Truett was a former resident of Wyalusing and Laceyville for many years. She was born in Laceyville on March 23, 1917, the daughter of the late Orville D. Beeman, who died in 1968, and the late Belle Lemon Beeman, who died in 1997 at the age of 104 years. She grew up and lived in Laceyville, where she graduated from the Laceyville High School, Class of 1935. On May 27, 1940, she married her first husband, Edward Foxx, and after their marriage moved from Laceyville.  After the death of her husband, Edward Foxx, and marriage and death of her second husband, Millard Truett, she moved to Arkansas in the early 1970’s. She moved back to the Wyalusing area in the late 1970’s. In the fall of 1980, she moved to Laceyville, where she lived until 1998 when she moved to California to be near her sons. During her time in Laceyville, Mrs. Truett lived over the Sheldon Funeral Home on Main St., becoming an integral part of the funeral home’s daily operation. While in Laceyville, she enjoyed visiting with her many extended family members, friends and neighbors. When she was able, she attended the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville. She was also an active member of the Meshoppen Chapter of Eastern Star # 70.  Surviving are her two sons, James Foxx and his wife, Julie of Clovis, CA and Rodney Foxx and his wife, Barbara of Colorado Springs, CO. Also surviving is her sister, Vergie Beeman Pembleton of Zephyrhills, FL, along with her eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was predeceased by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leroy and Irene Beeman and Earl and Lucille Beeman, a brother-in-law, Edward Pembleton and a nephew, Elwin Beeman. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Laceyville. Interment will be in Lacey St. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Laceyville Library, PO Box 68, Laceyville, PA 18623. Local arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Wyalusing Rocket February 7, 2008

Age 84, of Lower Maple Avenue in Elmira, NY, died Sunday, November 4, 2007, at the Chemung County Health Care Facility in Elmira. Mary was born in Corning on January 4, 1923, to Harry and Edna (Rarrick) Furney. She married Myron Prosser in 1938 and was preceded in death by him in 1966. She married Elbert Allen in 1968. She worked for Corning Glass Works for 38 years, and retired in 1981 as a machine operator. She is survived by her husband, Elbert; three daughters, Bonnie (Ermen) Paulo of Horseheads, Lynda (Dick) Sleve of Knoxville, TN, and Tina (Gregory) Walrath-Potter of Corning; a son, Myron (Libby) Prosser of Corning; stepchildren, Bonnie (Jim) Kelly of Horseheads, Richard (Debbie) Allen of Pine City, Joyce Mecsuch of Millerton; a sister, Jolene (Hans William) Anderson of Corning. Mary is survived by 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Nemata (Bobby) Paciorek, Francis Furney, Joseph Furney, Paul Furney, and by her son, Terry Prosser. Calling hours will be Wednesday, November 7th at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning from 3 until 5 p.m., and again on Thursday from 12 Noon until 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.

GOWAN - Janet Lorraine (Gowan) O'Dell died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 in Allentown, Pa., surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New Era, Pa., Aug. 27, 1921 to Allan and Millicent (Dell) Gowan. She married Richard O'Dell of South Waverly in Biloxi, Miss., in 1943. Janet had resided her entire life in Athens until recently. She graduated from Athens High School in 1939. Janet worked for Ingersoll Rand Co. in Athens for more than 40 years. She was a lifetime member of the Randettes. She also worked at the former Farmers National Bank in Athens. After retiring she was a volunteer at Waverly Free Library and later was employed there. Janet donated a great deal of her time to her community, volunteering for Meals on Wheels, Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Clinic, the Valley Bloodmobile, and Spalding Memorial Library. Janet loved children and enjoyed reading to them and helping them at the library. She loved crossword puzzles, going to the movies, shopping, and spending time with neighbors and friends. She most enjoyed her family of six brothers and sisters, her son, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. She loved spending holidays celebrating with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren both at her home and theirs. She is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda O'Dell of Savannah, Ga.; grandchildren Kimberly and Richard Clinchy of Macungie, Pa., and Jodi and Shawn Merrill of Zionsville, Pa,.; great-grandchildren Zachary and Katelyn Clinchy and Shawn Merrill Jr.; brothers and sisters-in-law James and Ann Gowan of Collinsville, Ill. and George and Beatrice Gowan of Waverly; sister-in-law Labba Gowan of Vestal N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by: her parents; her husband; brothers Waldo (Al) Gowan and Alton (Bill) Gowan; and sisters Donna Gowan Sawyer and Naomi Gowan Leavenworth. There will be a memorial service at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home in Athens Feb. 14, 2008 at 11 a.m. In keeping with Janet’s wishes there will be no calling hours and no graveside services. Memorials may be directed to Waverly Free Library, 18 Elizabeth St., Waverly, N.Y. - Sayre Morning Times, 11 February 2008

GREISER - Russell Greiser, 70, of RR 1, Dushore, died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He and his wife of 50 years, the former Mary Ann Kramer, celebrated their wedding anniversary on June 1. He was born in Souderton, Pa., on Aug. 11, 1937, son of the late Russell H. and Veva (Teets) Greiser. Russell was a sales representative for TRC (Texas Refinery Corp.) and was noted for being the top salesman in the country for the past twelve years. He was also a self-employed truck driver. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He is survived by: his wife Mary Ann, with whom he lived; also four children, Laurie A. (Charlie) Smith of Coopersburg, Sherry L. (Kenny) Martin of Bethlehem, Rusty J. (Vera) Greiser of Mildred, Jodie L. Greiser of Hellertown; six grandchildren, April L. Martin (fiancée — Matt Saboe), Trevor J. and Cody A. Smith, and Adam, William and Tina Burke. He is also survived by a sister Ida Keller of Souderton and two very dear friends, Wayne and Judy Williams. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Zion Hill, with the Rev. James R. Saboe, church pastor, officiating. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Russell's name to the American Cancer Society (Lung Cancer), 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701. McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville, is entrusted with the arrangements. - Towanda Daily Review on 1/31/2008.

GRIFFIN Cornelius H
Wellsboro Gazette - September 13, 1973
Cornelius H. Griffin, 68 West Ave., Arkport, N.Y. died at St. James Mercy Hospital, Sept. 8, 1973.  He was born April 8, 1888, a son of George and Louise Griffin of Tower Hill.  Surviving are his wife, Louise Myers, Griffin, daughters Mrs. Ruby Childs and Mrs. Ruth McCkael, both of Hornell; sons Charles and Edward Griffin also of Hornell; 71 grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Nancy Beals, of Mansfield; Mrs. Mildred Davidson, of Millerton; Mrs. Nellie LaBarre, Manchester, N.H.; Mrs. Daisy Hart of RD 3, Mansfield, Mrs. Frances Updyke of Gillette; brother, Cecil Griffin, of Millerton.  Funeral services were held at the Curry Funeral Home in Hornell with Rev. John Donazo officiating.  Burial was in Stephen Mills Cemetery, Fremont, N.Y.
Reverend Joseph T. Conboy, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Patrick's, Nicholson, and a resident of Montrose, died on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008.

HALL - WARNKEN Marjorie Hall
Age 84 of 198 Johnson Hollow Road Millport, NY died on Sunday February 10, 2008 at home surrounded by her loving family. Marjorie's Funeral Services will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Marjorie will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Robert in Restland Memorial Park in East Hanover, NJ. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Warnken through memorials to Three Day Breast Cancer Walk c/o 114 South Main Street Horseheads, NY 14845 or The Susan G. Komen "For The Cure" Breast Cancer Foundation 5005 LBJ Freeway Suite 250 Dallas, Texas 75244.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/13/2008.

HOLLISTER Arthur James
10/31/32 - 1/28/08
Art Hollister, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, recently died at the Tucson VA Medical Center. He was raised on the south side of Elmira. He worked at Kennedy Valve and when they went on strike in the mid 60's, he opened his own service station, Art's Atlantic, first in West Elmira, and later on the corner of Erie and Miller Sts. He was an excellent mechanic and was always honest with his customers. He always wanted to be a cowboy and moved to Phoenix in 1976. After retirement, Art and his wife, Donna were able to spend many summers at Montour Marina. Art was best known for his quick wit and great sense of humor. We will honor him this July with a get together at M&M Red Hots. He is survived by his wife, Donna Hollister; son, James Hollister (Stacey); daughter, Dawn Hayes; several nieces and nephews; and five grandchildren, Jake and Jessica Van Riper, Jason Hayes, Emily Truax (great granddaughter, Jenna) and Sarah Hayes. Art was also survived by his very good friends, Tommy Jenkins, Dick Alexander, and Ralph Larson.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/13/2008 - 2/14/2008.

Age 89, of Elmira, died Wednesday. February 13, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Florence was born December 28, 1918, the daughter of Henry A. and Marie Keavin. She is predeceased by her husband, John M. Coughlin. Florence is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, J. Kevin and Patricia Coughlin of Morrison, CO, with their sons, Conor Michael of Minneapolis, MN, Sean Patrick, and Kevin Martin, both of Morrison. Florence was a long time English Teacher at Elmira Free Academy. She was a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association and a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, February 15, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/14/2008.

KIEFER - Mr. Glen Paul Kiefer, 39, of RR3, Box 83, Auburn Twp., Meshoppen, PA, died on Friday evening, Feb. 1, 2008, at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred earlier in the evening. Born on Sept. 10, 1968, in Tunkhannock, he was the son of Glen F., Jr. and Vida A. Finlon Kiefer of Meshoppen (Auburn Center), PA. Growing up and living his entire life around Meshoppen, he was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School, Class of 1986. For many years, Glen was employed by L & D Stone on Irish Hill, near Lawton, as a heavy equipment operator. Glen was a member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose, and he was an SAL member of the Elk Lake American Legion Post #154.
Surviving are his parents, Glen F. and Vida A. Finlon Kiefer of Meshoppen; a daughter, Hannah A. Kiefer of Laceyville; his two sisters, Michelle Quinn of Mebane, NC and Ann and her husband, Rodney Stone of Meshoppen. Glen is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Vida Finlon of Auburn Four Corners; two nieces, two nephews, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Paul Finlon, and his paternal grandparents, Glen F., Sr. and Jeanette Kiefer. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 9:30 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with the service of Requiem Eucharist at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose at 11 a.m. with The Rev. Canon Charles Cesaretti officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family and friends called at the funeral home, on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 314, Montrose, PA 18801. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 7 February 2008

KINNER - On the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, Robert Harold Kinner of Troy, RR 1, Columbia Twp. died quietly at Troy Community Hospital. He was 76 years of age. Born in Rummerfield, Pa. on Feb. 22, 1931, he was the son of William and Myrtle (Frisbe) Kinner. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army with the 78th Engineers. He was married to the former Betty Vanderpool, and together they raised six sons and two daughters. Betty died in 2002. Mr. Kinner was employed for 38 years as a lathe operator with Larimer-Norton Co. of Troy. He was a member of the Morris Run American Legion. He was an uncomplicated man who enjoyed the simplicities of life, and was always happiest when in the company of his beloved family and friends. Mr. Kinner is survived by his sons, David and (Bonnie) Kinner of Alba, Robert Jr. (and Judy) Kinner of RR 1 Troy, Stanley Kinner of RR 1 Troy, William (and Bobbi) Kinner of Rome, Terry (and Nancy) Kinner of Hancock, N.Y., Philip (and Lori) Kinner of Canton; daughters, Dolores Kinner of Jacksonville, Fla., Kathy Hall of Pine City, N.Y., Alice (and Bobby) Redman of Cooksville, Tenn.; 24 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; brother, Harry Kinner of Coudersport; sisters, Alice Tele of Wyalusing and Alverta Decker of Baltimore; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty, daughter Phyllis, brother William and sister Betty. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services will be at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Ken Marple officiating. - Towanda Daily Review on 1/30/2008.

Age 93, of Owego, NY, died on January 29, 2008 at home after a long and productive life. She was born March 5, 1914, the daughter of Maciej and Marianna Lipka, both originally from Poland. She settled with them at age 5 on top of West Beecher Hill, overlooking the Village of Owego. She was predeceased in January 1986 by her husband, retired Chief of the Owego Police Department and Auctioneer, Gerald N. Mead, whom she married in 1939, partly "because I knew it would be interesting." She was also predeceased by her sisters, Helen Bebel Balcerski and Sophie Karaman, both of Binghamton. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Cornelia Mead; and her cherished grandchildren, Katharine and James, all of Owego. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Stephania and Michael Popeck of Kerrville, Texas; her brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and JoAnn Lipka of Hubbard, Ohio; her brother, Edward Lipka of Candor; her brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and June Lipka of Owego; and her sister, Eleanor Cornett of Tarrytown, NY. She is also survived by her Godson, Todd Fink of Owego; and her "second son", Dr. Gerald Bertoldo of Attica, NY; as well as many nieces and nephews and their children who all loved "Aunt Mary". She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Church and its Altar-Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of America chapters. She graduated from St. Patrick School in June 1928, completing the 8 grades offered. She also graduated from the Owego School of Beauty Culture in March of 1937. Her education was furthered by a lifelong curiosity and love of reading. As a girl, she worked as a domestic and later at Endicott Johnson before her career of 62 years as an independent beautician and business woman, retiring in 1999. She also tirelessly sold thousands of tickets and hundreds of souvenirs to many Tioga County visitors who came to ride her family's endeavor, the original Tioga Central Railroad. Since retirement, she satisfied her work ethic by knitting hundreds of warm hats for the homeless and less fortunate. She also enjoyed time as an office volunteer for the Tioga County Rural Ministry. Mary was always willing to do her part, and was often a charter member and officer in many organizations, including the Owego Business and Professional Women, the Ladies Auxiliary of Post #1371 Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Owego Lionelles, the Patrons of Husbandry and Pomona Grange, the National Cosmetology Association, the Pittsford Carriage Association, and the Tioga County Council on the Arts. Her family wishes to thank her extraordinarily dedicated home caregivers, as well as the Guthrie Clinic Oncology Department, Lourdes Hospice, and especially Dr. Keith Nichols who worked together with Mary to help her negotiate the trials of age and disease while remaining at home. A period of visitation for Mary will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 2, at St. Patrick Church, 300 Main St., Owego. Her family warmly welcomes visitors to remain and join in the celebration of Mary's Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., with her nephew, the Rev. Alfred Bebel, presiding. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery followed by a luncheon in the Church Hall. Those wishing may remember Mary with a contribution to the Tioga County Rural Ministry, Lourdes Hospice, the Tioga County Council on the Arts, or the International Myeloma Foundation, or a donation of blood in her memory. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Richards Funeral Home, Owego.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/31/2008.

LOUDEN - David James Louden, 68, of McHenry, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 at his home. Born Sept. 28, 1939 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Lawrence and Rilla Shellman Louden. A veteran of the United States Army, he served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne. He was employed by American Wilbert Vault of Des Plaines, Ill. For over 30 years and was a lifelong member of the VFW McHenry Post 4600. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. A very giving and kind man, he was willing to help anyone in time of need. Survivors include his children, Angela (Aaron) Schmeisser, Scott Louden; and two grandchildren, Austin and Summer Louden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonita Jean Woodrull Louden in 1990; a sister, Marline; and a brother, Al. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, Ill. Interment was made in Woodland Cemetery in McHenry. - Mansfield Gazette, 20 January 2008

McGAVIN - Mrs. Ann McGavin Lane, age 81, of PO Box 127, Laceyville, Pa. (Indian Hill), died at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa., Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, 2008. Ann was born in Johnstown, Pa. on April 9, 1926, the daughter of the late Raymond and Helen Brown McGavin. Growing up in Meshoppen, Pa., Ann attended the Meshoppen High School, until the death of her parents, when she went to live with other family members. On returning to the Meshoppen area, Ann met and later married Lawrence A. (Larry) Lane from Tunkhannock, Pa. and were married for 55 years, until his death on April 4, 2007.
Ann and Larry moved to the Laceyville area where they lived most of their lives and where they raised their daughters. From 1951 until 1972, Ann and Larry owned and operated Lane's Variety Store on Main Street in Laceyville. It was while Ann was working at the store when she became very involved with the events that went on in and around town. After selling the store, Ann was a waitress at Jayne's Restaurant in Laceyville, Pa., and later Carter's Restaurant in Black Walnut, Pa. During the early 2000's, Ann loved working at her daughter's store, the Country Lane, that was located on Main Street in Laceyville. It got her back to meeting and talking with people, a life that she loved. Ann was a member of the St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Tunkhannock, Pa.; and before that, she was a member of the St. John's Episcopal Church in Laceyville, Pa. For a great number of years, Ann was a member of the Laceyville Business Assoc., where she was instrumental in starting the Miss Laceyville pageant, and was very active in the annual Firemen's Carnival, and later the Community Days, and also the annual Laceyville Sidewalk Sales. She was a active member of the Laceyville Oldest House, and for many years, Ann was a member of the Caswell's Market, and later the Eb's Market bowling teams, at Shadowbrook Lanes in Tunkhannock, Pa. Surviving are: her two daughters, Fay Ann (Henry) Czajak of Flower Mound, Texas, and Linda Sabatelle of Laceyville, Pa.; three grandsons, Mark Edward Taluba, and his friend, Stephanie Temple of Pasadena, Md.; Matthew and Zachary Czajak, both of Flower Mound, Texas, and a sister in law, Sylvia Lane Repsher, of Tunkhannock, Pa., three nieces, Tammy Jenkins, Sandra Ritz, and Holly Banta, and a nephew, Kenneth Repsher Jr., all of Tunkhannock, Pa., as well as several great nieces and great nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Vivian Bennett of St. Peters Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock, Pa. Family and friends may call at the funeral home, from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, Jan. 30, 2008. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations, in Ann's name to the Goodwill Fire Co., PO Box 207, Laceyville, Pa. 18623, or to the St. Peter's Episcopal Church, PO Box 459, Tunkhannock, Pa. 18657. - Towanda Daily Review on 1/29/2008.

72, of Tioga, PA, died peacefully after a prolonged battle with oral cancer on February 5, 2008. She was born March 5, 1935 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Stephen and Louise Ingerick Monks. Shirley retired from the Northern Tioga Schools. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ronald; five daughters and sons-in-law, Marlene and Phil Douglas of Alma, GA, Sylvia and David Loveland of Lawrenceville, PA, Ronda and Stan Heinrich of Covington, PA, Ruby and Barney Bentley of Tioga, PA, Cindy Person and Ron Chaapel of Canton, PA; her brother, Dale (Janet) Monks of Wellsboro, PA; her stepsister, Linda (Bob) Smith of Mansfield, PA; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several step grand and great-grandchildren. She also leaves many friends and acquaintances including special friends at the R.B. Walter & Williamson Schools. Shirley was predeceased by a son, Phillip in 1980, and her brother, Llewlynn Monks. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Friday, 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Friday at 7:00 p.m. with David Loveland officiating.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/7/2008.

MOSIER - Jerry Mosier, known to his family as “Mike,” died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday Jan. 27, 2008 from a brain aneurysm. He was born in Towanda on Jan. 4, 1955, the son of Jim and Janet Mosier. Before moving to Brooklyn from Upstate New York, he graduated from Oswego State. Besides his wife and son, he leaves behind to grieve, his parents, Jim and Janet Mosier and sister, Kathy and husband, Kevin Maggio of Mendota, VA; brothers, Scott and wife, Gina of Woodinville, WA and Ross and wife, Robyn of Grantsville, UT; grandmother, Garnet Bates of Stevensville. Several aunts, uncles and cousins in the Wyalusing area and in NC, MA, CT, VA and NE also mourn. There will be a memorial service held in Stevensville in the spring in addition to the funeral in New Jersey in order to accommodate family there. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 7 February 2008

MURRAY - Donald W. Murray, 69, of Sebastian, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 at his residence. He was born Dec. 25, 1938 in Sayre and had been a resident of Sebastian since 1983, coming from Binghamton, N.Y. Mr. Murray retired as a cost estimator for General Electric and upon moving to Sebastian, owned and operated Brothers II Lawn Service of Sebastian for 20 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Murray was a member of Sebastian Eagles #4067. He was an avid gardener, golfer and fisherman. For 20 years he filmed the Chenango Forks Central School District-High School football games for their training purposes. He is survived by: his wife of 51 years, Nancy Murray of Sebastian; daughter, Kelly Edwards of Chenango Forks, N.Y.; three sons, Jody Murray of Micco, Fla., Bruce “Hobie” Murray of Grant, Fla., and Patrick Murray of Binghamton, N.Y.; sister, Gloria Gray of Vero Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at the Sebastian Eagles #4067 at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. Donations may be made to the Sebastian Eagles #4067, 9606 Trade Center Drive, Sebastian, FL 32958, in memory of Mr. Murray. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. - Sayre Morning Times, 5 February 2008

NEAL Eugene F.
Age 76, of Cowanesque, PA, died February 12, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born June 20, 1931 in Middlebury Twp., PA, the son of Merrill and Dorothy Freeman Neal. He retired from Ingersoll-Rand, Painted Post, NY, was a member of the Cowanesque Valley Anglers, Whispering Pines Blackpowder Club, and Tioga Co. Early Days. He is survived by wife, Lucille; sons, Doyle Neal, Corning, NY, Darryl Neal, Cowanesque, PA, Douglas (Cathrine) Neal Sr., Otisco, IN, Robert Neal, Elkland, PA; daughter, Rhonda (Neal) Ferguson, Mt. Joy, PA; six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; sisters, Lottie North, Los Lunas, NM, Betty Hammond, Albuquerque, NM, Arlene (Ivan) Angel, Iron Station, NC; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Duncan; grandson, Brent; and brothers, Winfield and LeRoy. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Friday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Sharon Kent and Pastor Nettie Treat officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

NORTH Christopher
Wellsboro Agitator - August 8, 1923
--Christopher North, aged 75 years, proprietor of the New Hanley House in Knoxville, died July 31.  He had been in declining health for some time.  Mr. North came to Knoxville about fifteen years ago, purchased the hotel property and had conducted the hotel since its purchase.  Several years ago his wife died.  About seven years ago he married Mrs. Phoebe Bostwick.  Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, John North, of West Brownsville, Pa., and one daughter, Mrs. Louise Bland, of Cresson, Pa.  The remains were taken to Phillipsburg for interment.

Of Pennsdale, PA - Formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, and a graduate of Edison High, Class of 1971, passed unexpectedly at the age of 54 on Saturday, November 24th, 2007, at the Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls, New York, while she was visiting her family in the area. Born in Elmira, NY, Donna was the beloved daughter of Phyllis Hicks Peake and the late Donald F. Peake and the first to a family of five wonderful girls. She will be deeply missed and is survived by her husband of eight years, Grant Ball of Pennsdale, PA; her mother, Phyllis Peake of Queensbury, NY; and her four devoted sisters, Connie Little of Queensbury, NY, Kathryn (Michael) Thomas of South Glens Falls, NY, Julia (Thomas) Lyga of Cazenovia, NY, and Nanette (Steven) Doheny of Fort Edward, NY; along with her five nieces and four nephews. Services will be held in Williamsport, PA, on Saturday, December 1st, 2007. Arrangements provided by Regan and Denny Funeral Home, located on Quaker Road in Queensbury, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/27/2007.

PIEROTTI - In Loving Memory Of… PESOLI, Angeline T.
Of 46 Roosevelt St., Corning, NY, died Tuesday February 5, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Adolpho and Levantini Andreini Pierotti. A lifetime resident of Corning and graduate of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School and Northside High School. Angeline and Arthur Pesoli were married November 30, 1946 in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning, NY. She was employed for 10 years with the Corning/Painted Post School District, she worked for 18 years in the laboratory department at the factory for Corning Inc. and she also was employed at the family "Pierotti" Grocery Store for many years. Angeline was a family person, devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her tender, loving care will be missed by her family and many friends. Surviving her husband, Arthur Pesoli; daughters, Carol (James) McClure of Big Flats, NY, and Debra (David) Holmes of Elmira, NY; two grandchildren, Steven McClure of Richmond, VA, and Julie (Michael) Monahan of Horseheads, NY; one great-grandchild, Kegan Monahan; sisters, Esther Lesson and Florence Speciale, both of Corning, NY; sisters-in-law, Cecilia Pesoli of Torrance, CA, and Betty Pierotti of Seminole, FL; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Angelo, Jimmy, Michael and Joseph Pierotti; sister, Beulah Christofano; brothers-in-law, Michael Christofano, Anthony Speciale Sr., James Lesso Sr., Eugene Pesoli; sister-in-law, Theresa Eugene Pesoli; and nephew, Thomas Pesoli; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Nena and Magno Pesoli. Family and friends are invited to call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830, Friday, February 8, 2008, from 3-5 p.m. A Prayer Service will be offered at the funeral home Saturday, February 9, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning, NY. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Angeline's name to All Saints Academy, 158 State St., Corning, NY 14830.

PRICE - MULOCK Mrs. Lois Jane Price
84, of Concord, NC, died at CMC-NorthEast, Saturday afternoon, February 2, 2008. A memorial service will be 2 p.m., Sunday at Central United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Andy Langford. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. She was born January 18, 1924 in Sayre, PA, to Fernly Roy Price and Bernice Garrabrant Price. Lois was a member of the Art Guild and took some of their workshops. She loved working on her pictures (paintings). It was a love that only her illnesses made her put aside. She was active in missions and was a cheerleader for them. Lois organized the Carolando Home Extension group. She led a summer project in the Logan community for Central Church. It was a Vacation Bible School for their children. It was a very successful week that involved MANY volunteers from Central. She received the first Layperson of the Year Award given at Central United Methodist Church. She was the on-staff Financial Treasurer for Central United Methodist Church for 10 years. She stepped down from this position to take care of Larry, who had early signs of Alzheimer's. As chair of Missions Committee, she was an avid promoter of missions. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, a Sunday School Teacher for the young adults class, and a member of the Jessie Boger Adult Sunday School Class. In New York, she had begun a Meals on Wheels program at her church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence E. "Larry" Mulock; and sisters, Frances O'Toole and Phyllis Gere. She is survived by daughter, Marcia M. Hostetler and husband, David of Charlotte, NC; son, Dr. David Mulock and wife, Boots of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren, Anne Catherine M. Westbrook and husband, Chevey, Michael David Mulock, David Edward Mulock, Christopher Todd Hostetler and wife, Lori, Andrew Ross Hostetler and wife, Autumn; great-grandchildren, Dulcinea and Angelo; and by a sister, Virginia P. French of Chemung, NY. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church (building fund), 30 Union Street N., Concord, NC 28025. Wilkinson Funeral Home is serving the Mulock Family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/3/2008.

Wellsboro Agitator - June 29, 1927
--Mrs. Rosetta Roberts Southerland, daughter of Dennis and Ann Roberts, was born April 5, 1848, and died June 14, 1927.  She was first married to Silas Rushmore who was killed in a threshing machine several years ago.  She afterward married George Southerland, who survives, in Danville Sanitarium.  She had been a member of the Clymer Baptist church for many years.  She leaves her husband, one son, Claire Rushmore, two brothers, A. A. Roberts of Sabinsville, and O. B. Roberts, of Wellsboro, and one sister, Mrs. Lydia Edgcomb, of Williamsport.

SCHLIEDER - William "Bill" H. Schlieder, 94, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 following a prolonged illness at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, where he had been admitted Tuesday, Feb. 5. He was born Feb. 18,1913 in Roaring Creek Twp., Columbia County, and was a son of the late Frederick H. and Edith Webb Schlieder. Bill graduated from Locust Township High School in the class of 1931, walking from Kulp to school in Numidia everyday. Following high school he completed a poultry husbandry course at Penn State. He managed a poultry farm near Catawissa and a turkey farm and hatchery in Stillwater, near Benton, Pa., as well as a hatchery near Millville. Subsequently he purchased his own farm near Newlin. He was a resident of his beloved Roaring Creek Valley for more than eight decades, where he owned a poultry farm and hatchery (the home of "Bill's Better Birds"). For many years he also had contracts with Chef Boyardee and Furmans to raise tomatoes for their canneries. Bill was active in civic affairs and was president of the Roaring Creek Valley School Board. He was president at the time of the merger that became Southern Area and served for several terms on that board. He was a member of the Roaring Creek Valley Grange. He was a lifelong member of Kulp United Methodist Church and served on numerous committees. Bill was a humble and unassuming man who lived his life with a quiet dignity. He was noted for his kindness and warmth. He was a man with strong family and spiritual values. Bill enjoyed word finds, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and gardening his later years. The last few years he marveled at the beautiful sunrises and sunsets that he never before had time to watch because he was always too busy ensuring that his family had the best life he could give them. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart and first wife, the former Anna Ruth Hufnagle, ending a marriage span of 53 years, and his second wife, the former Hazel Small Rumble, ending a marriage span of 14 years. He also was preceded in death by a son, Earl W. Schlieder, a sister, Melissa Schlieder, and a brother, Ernest Schlieder Sr. He is survived by: a daughter, Ruth Ann Jenney, and her husband, H. LaRue, of Milan, with whom he resided for the past six years; a son, David H. Schlieder, and his wife, Sally, of Selinsgrove; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2008 at 11 a.m. from Kulp United Methodist Church, Old Reading Rd., Catawissa, with the Rev. John Erwine, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Kulp United Methodist Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit and bid Bill a fond farewell Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Allen R. Horne Funeral Home, 193 McIntyre Rd., Catawissa, and Monday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Contributions in his memory maybe made to Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840-9985, or Kulp United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. John Erwine, 521 Shuman St., Catawissa, PA 17820. - Sayre Morning Times, 8 February 2008


Age 43, of Braley Rd., Ransomville, NY, died Wednesday, January 30, 2008, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY, after a lengthy illness. Tim was born May 1, 1964 in Corning, NY, the son of Vaughn L. Shepherd of Knoxville, PA, and Eileen S. (Rice) Shepherd Harris of Amherst, NY. He graduated from West High School in Painted Post, NY in 1982 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Tim's specialty was as a Pharmacy Technician and while stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital, he was the technician in charge of President Ronald Reagan when he was hospitalized there. President Reagan invited Tim to the White House in recognition of his care to the President. After his honorable discharge in 1986, Tim received an Associate's Degree in Chemistry from Corning Community College and then worked at the Arnot Ogden Hospital Pharmacy in Elmira, NY. He then attended the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy before joining CORAM Health Care Corp. in Amherst, NY in 1991. Tim was the Regional Material Manager for CORAM when he retired in 2007 due to illness. He has resided in Ransomville for the past 12 years. On April 26, 1997, he married Susan M. (Markowski) Shepherd. Tim was a member of the Community Bible Church in the Town of Cambria, NY. He enjoyed farming, raising beef cattle, and was proud of building his own barn in Ransomville. Tim was an avid environmentalist and a member of the NY State Farm Bureau. A lifelong sports enthusiast, he especially enjoyed baseball. He also loved motorcycling on his Harley Davidson, and snowmobiling. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his six year old son, Colton V. Shepherd; a half sister, Tracie (Brett) Walters of Bath, NY; an aunt, Dorotha K. (George) Davenport of Elkland, PA; an uncle, Robert (Janet) Rice of Asheboro, NC; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville, NY, on Monday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, February 5, at 11:00 a.m. in the Community Bible Church, 4168 Church Rd., Town of Cambria, NY, with the Rev. Brad Delp officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 239, Ransomville, NY 14131, the Wilson Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 609, 250 Young St., Wilson, NY 14172-0609, or to UNYTS, 110 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14203.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/2/2008 - 2/3/2008.

SHEPHERD-Timothy L. Of Ransomville, NY, January 30, 2008, age 43; husband of Susan (Markowski) Shepherd; father of Colton V. Shepherd; son of Vaughn L. Shepherd and Eileen S. (Rice) Shepherd Harris; half brother of Tracie (Brett) Walters; nephew of Dorotha (George) Davenport and Robert (Janet) Rice; also survived by several cousins and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at The HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES, INC., 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville, NY, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday (February 5) at 11 AM from The Community Bible Church, 4168 Church Rd., Town of Cambria, NY. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials to The Ransomville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, PO Box 239, Ransomville, NY 14131, the Wilson Fire Co. #1 Ambulance Fund, PO Box 609, Wilson, NY 14172 or to the UNYTS, 110 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14203.
Published in the Buffalo News from 2/2/2008 - 2/3/2008.

Age 90, of 3005 Watkins Road, Horseheads, formerly of Corning and Keuka Lake, died Sunday, February 17, 2008, at Bethany Manor, Horseheads. Annette was born in Painted Post on March 5, 1917, the daughter of Dr. Clare N. and Frances A. (Crozier) Shumway. She married Winston L. Adsit on November 10, 1945 in Painted Post, NY. He survives her. Annette graduated from Painted Post High School in 1935 and received her Bachelor's degree from Rider College in New Jersey in 1938. She was employed by First National Bank, Corning, NY for many years where she was secretary to the President. Annette was a former member of the United Methodist Church, Painted Post, and later a member and deaconess at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corning. She was a member of the Keukauna Club at Keuka Lake. Annette was an avid reader, and enjoyed her cats and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Winston L. Adsit; two daughters, Deborah Perry of Owego, NY and Susan (Charles) Elliott of Horseheads; six grandchildren, Julie (Anthony) Giustino of MA, Jill (Kevin Long) Perry of MA, Jennifer (Michael) Warrick of CO, Thomas Elliott of CA, Kevin and Daniel Elliott, both of Horseheads; brother, Dr. Clare (Jane) Shumway of Dillsburg, PA; sister, Betsy Baldwin of Winston-Salem, NC; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandparents who lovingly raised her, Dr. John and Nettie Shumway of Painted Post. Friends will be received on Thursday, February 21, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning. Funeral services will be held there on Friday, February 22, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Ashby of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Corning officiating. Burial will take place at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hammondsport. Memorials in Annette's name may be made to the Fingerlakes Humane Society, 7315 State Rt. 54, Bath, NY 14810 or to the Alzheimer's Association-Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.

STAFFORD Warren Owen

STAFFORD Warren Owen
FREE PRESS Westfield, Pa. Thursday, July 29, 1880.
Last Sunday Mr. Warren Stafford, of Westfield, was visiting at the house of his brother-in-law, Elijah Whitney, who lives in Chatham township, when some difficulty arose between Mrs. Floyd Whitney and Mrs. Elijah Whitney, the step-mother of Floyd Whitney, over a fruit jar. Mr. Stafford, wishing to maintain peace, stepped between the two women and separated them and told them they must not quarrel. After the separation of the women, Floyd Whitney’s wife went home and informed her husband that Warren Stafford had struck her. Whitney immediately started for his father’s house where Stafford was.  Whitney was not seen until he stepped up to the door, and placing one hand on the side of the door, and with the other he raised a murderous-looking club, and struck the said Stafford (who was sitting just inside the door) on the head, killing him almost instantly. Warren Stafford was a man of about 25 years of age, and Whitney about 30. The funeral services of Stafford were largely attended, on Tuesday of this week, at the Jamison school house, Rev. Peck, of this place, officiating.

SUFFERN - Donald D. Suffern, 93, of 105 Elm St., Waverly, died on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Donald was born on July 26, 1914 in Corning, N.Y., son of his late parents John S. and Flora Young Suffern. Donald loved talking to people and helping them. He also loved to read. He attended Corning Schools and earned a GED degree later on in life. He served in the United States Army Air Corp as a B29 mechanic. He was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, Lions Club of Waverly and The Waverly American Legion. He loved music and dancing, his family, traveling, camping and wilderness adventure. In their 80s, Donald and his beloved wife Florence went white water rafting the Grand Cannon from start to finish four times. Florence and Donald celebrated the lives they’d been given. In spite of difficulties and challenges, that was what they did best. Before entering the service he owned a mink farm in Waverly. After the service he worked as a butcher at Suffern’s Grocery Store in Waverly. In 1949 he worked for Stroehmann’s Bakery as a delivery man for Tioga and Chemung counties. Donald worked for Ellsworth Gamester Construction Co. of Waverly. He ended his career working as a self-employed carpenter. Donald and Florence were involved in their extended family and played an instrumental roles in the lives of their nieces and nephews. Donald is predeceased by: his wife of 56 years, Florence Ackley, whom he married on May 19, 1946; brother, John Suffern; and sister, Alice Willard.  A memorial service of remembrance to celebrate the life of Donald will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at noon at the Waverly United Methodist Church Chapel with Pastor Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Memorial contributions in Donald’s name made be made to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892.   Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. - Sayre Morning Times, 12 February 2008

80 years, of 101 Columbia St., Apt. #420, Corning, NY, died Monday, November 26, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born April 18, 1927 in Scranton, PA, the daughter of the late William and Loretta O'Malley Sweeney. The family relocated to the Corning Area in 1940 and she graduated from Corning Free Academy, Class of 1944. Ann and John "Jack" Hanrahan were married July 31, 1948 in St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. He predeceased her April 28, 1972. She was employed as an executive secretary for Corning Inc. retiring in 1986 with 27 years service. Ann was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary's Church and the Rosary Society. She volunteered for Corning Meals on Wheels and the Corning Hospital Chapter. Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a devout Catholic and a true animal lover. Surviving are daughters, Mary Ellen (Joseph) Hanrahan Kerigan of Wilmington, NY, Ann "Kitty" (Neil) Hanrahan Barbour of Needham, MA, and Lucinda Hanrahan of Swampscott, MA; sons, Michael Hanrahan and Patrick (Pam) Hanrahan, all of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Francine (Chris) Rother, Kathleen Kerigan, Elizabeth Kerigan, James Barbour, Shana Marie (John) Robertson, Devin Hanrahan, Colleen Fremont Smith, Patrick Fremont Smith and Sarah Fremont Smith; two great-grandchildren, Lillian Grace Rother and Grace Ann Robertson; sister, Helen (Paul) Quattrini of Aiken, SC; and sister-in-law, Gertrude Horigan of Corning, NY. Also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by: sister, Molly Roche and brother-in-law, Joseph Roche. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Thursday, November 29, 2007, from 4-8 p.m. A prayer service will be offered November 30, 2007, 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial and Prayers of Committal at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY, 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. Memorial donations may be given in Ann's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Age 52, of Elkland, PA, formerly of Upper Darby, PA, died February 2, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born September 23, 1955 in Upper Darby, the son of John and Gertrude Ricketts Theil. John was a retired truck driver, and a member of the Elkland Moose. He is survived by two brothers, Robert of S. Philadelphia, Joseph of Upper Darby; a sister, Janice Gardner of Mianesburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Elkland, PA, Saturday, February 9, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Kita, celebrant.  A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/4/2008.

TURRELL - Edwin Elmore Turrell, 84, of Wilmot Township, Wyalusing, PA, formerly of San Francisco, CA, died on Sunday morning, Feb. 3, 2008 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Born on April 23, 1923, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was a son of the late George Henry and Margaret Clark Turrell. He graduated from The Taft School, a member of the Class of 1942, and later graduated from Lafayette College in Easton. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII. After the war, he returned to Lafayette College and graduated a member of the Class of 1949 and then attended Parson’s School of Design in New York City, NY. He owned an interior decorator company in the City of San Francisco, CA for many years, retiring to his residence in Wilmot Township in 2006. For the past year, he has been a guest at the Wyalusing Valley Retirement and Personal Care Home. Surviving are a brother, G. Henry Turrell, Jr. of Wyalusing and several cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Robert C. Turrell in 1937 and Richard Turrell in 2007.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 at noon at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Barry R. Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call on Thursday morning from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 7 February 2008

Of Southport died Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at the age of 96. Born in Mosherville, PA on March 6, 1911, she moved to Elmira as a teenager. She was employed by many local restaurants until she retired from the Dixie Bowling Lanes while in her 70's. Possessing a strong Catholic faith she was a parishioner of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church. Surviving is her family, a daughter, Geraldine Stump, Lakeland, FL; son Edward Dunton, Elmira; sister-in-law, Bernadette VanBenCoten, Horseheads; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Bradley & Cecelia Blake VanBenCoten; her husband of 58 years, H. Donald Dunton; brothers, Thomas and Jerome; sisters, Martha Terwilliger, Francis Douglas and Lorraine Johnson; and a niece, Gloria VanKeuren. Services will be held privately at the family's convenience.

Age 59 of Glenallen, Alaska died very unexpectedly on Tuesday January 29, 2008. Jerome was born May 24, 1948 in Elmira, NY the son of Jerome J. and Bernadette Harrigan VanBenCoten. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy Class of 1967. "Romie" worked at St. Joseph's Hospital after graduating from high school. He was a Vietnam War Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Navy attached to The U.S. Marine Corps as a Medic. Jerome graduated from Stoneybrook College as a Physician's Assistant and moved to Alaska where he worked as a Physician's Assistant at the Prudo Bay Oil Company. It was always his dream to move to Alaska even as a young man. He was pre-deceased by his father Jerome J. VanBenCoten who died on February 14, 1982. His aunt Mary Dunton died on Wednesday January 30, 2008. He loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. Jerome is survived by his loving mother: Bernadette Harrigan VanBenCoten of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brother-in-law: Sharon & Don Reidy of Horseheads, NY and Maureen Troccia of Elmira, NY; brothers: James VanBenCoten of Baldwinsville, NY and John VanBenCoten of Liverpool, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special aunt Joan Shinal of Seneca Falls, NY. Romie's Funeral Services will be held at the Kehl's Palmer Mortuary 209 South Alaska Street Palmer, Alaska.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/1/2008.

STRAUSS - Keith Eugene Strauss, Sr., 70, of Clemmons, formerly of Corning, NY, died on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.  Born April 6, 1937 in Osceola, PA, he is the son of Bernita S. Mather of Corning, NY and the late Louis J. Strauss. Mr. Strauss was retired from Wake Forest University. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 35 years, Marian Velie Strauss, as well as brothers, Roger L. Strauss and Carl J. Strauss.  He is survived by his children: daughter, Pamela (William) Parish of Hoffman Estates, IL; sons, Keith E. (Becky) Strauss, Jr. of Walkertown, NC, Plyna George Strauss of Stanleyville, NC, and Bernard L. (Kelly) Strauss of Winston-Salem, NC. Surviving grandchildren are Bryan C. Strauss, Amy L. Strauss, Linda G. Strauss, Megan Strauss, Erin L. Strauss, and Andrea L. Strauss.  A sister also survives him, Lucille M. Radeszisisky of Corning, NY, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A beloved dog, Molly, also survives him as do special friends, Ruth and Bernie Cundiff and neighbors, Steve and Susan Breedlove. The family will receive family and friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at the Vogler and Sons Reynolda Road Chapel with a service to follow immediately at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Chapman will preside. Burial will be at Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.  The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Transitional Care and Palliative Care Units of Forsyth Medical Center as well as the staff of Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. - Corning Leader, 15 Feb. 2008

SYKORA - BURDICK Anna (Sykora)
Age 64, of Elmira, died February 14, 2008. Annie was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Sykora; and brother, Donald Sykora. She is survived by her mother, Margaret Sykora; sister, Virginia Sykora; brothers, Albert (Carol) and James (Sue) Sykora; her four children, Anthony (DeeDee) Burdick, Sharon (Brian) Yedinak, Peggy (Ken) Keesler, Steven (Deb) Burdick; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Kathryn, Steven, Mark Burdick, Heather, Brian Keesler, Amber, John, Zachary Burdick; two great-grandchildren, Andrea and Walter Fowler; several nieces and nephews; and best friend, Jan Keller. She loved spending time with family, especially grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, crafts, and having coffee with her friends at Flannery Apts. Family is having a private memorial. She will remain in our hearts forever. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/17/2008

Age 80, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, February 14, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He is survived by six children, four sisters and a host of friends. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Tuesday, February 19th, at 1 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Immediately following the service, all are invited to a luncheon at the Elk's Club on Benjamin St.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/18/2008.

TOMAINO Michael "Mike"
Of Westfield, PA
Age 90, died Wednesday, February 13, 2008, in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born July 10, 1917 in Westfield, he was the son of James and Mary Warmus Tomaino. On August 8, 1941 in Jasper, NY, he married the former Katheryn Kelly, who survives. A 1937 graduate of Westfield High School, he was employed by the Eberle Tannery in Westfield for 44 years. He was a life member of the Galeton Moose. Mike was inducted in the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in high school and town team baseball. Surviving besides his wife, Katheryn; are a daughter, Kathy (Jerry) McCaslin of Ulysses, PA; a brother, Joseph (Connie) Tomaino of Orwell, VT; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Jeanette Cook. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Sunday, February 17, 2008, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., with Funeral Services at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Deborah Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance, Sabinsville, PA 16943.

WATSON - Delilah Ellen Watson Campbell, 84, formerly a long-time resident of Seneca, Pa., died peacefully Jan. 31, 2008, at The Highlands Care Home in Laporte, Pa. She was born in Shamburg, Pa., on Sept. 8, 1923, a daughter of the late Lewis Manley and Anna Laura (Christie) Watson. Ellen was a 1941 graduate of Oil City Senior High School, Oil City, Pa., and a 1945 graduate of Oil City Hospital's School of Nursing. Mrs. Campbell was employed as a registered nurse at Titusville, Oil City and Franklin hospitals and The Polk Center in Polk, Pa., from 1976 to 1990. Ellen was a member of the Seneca United Methodist Church. On Sept. 6, 1947, she married Frank Waldo Campbell and they were blessed with two children. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law; Cheryl and John Ritts of Granville Summit, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Connie Campbell of Polk; six grandchildren, Kurt (Chrissy) Ritts of Towanda, Pa., Colleen Ritts of Canton, Pa., Julie Ritts (Jack Wheeler) of Towanda, Justin Campbell of Franklin, Pa., and Jeffrey Phillips (Tera Baker) and Robert A. Phillips, all of Polk, Pa.; three great-granddaughters, Ariana Phillips of Polk, and Kalie and Cortney Ritts, both of Towanda; a sister, Shirley A. DeSanto of Hawthorne, NJ; a sister-in-law, Betty Campbell of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews. Ellen is also survived by her extended "family" at Twin Oaks Personal Care Home in Granville Summit. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Campbell, on March 3, 1999; a son, Robert J. Campbell on Jan. 12, 2006; and a sister, Laura Jean Zemanski. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday Feb. 3, at Pepper Funeral Home, in Canton. The committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland, Pa., with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating In Ellen's final days, the loving care she received from her friends at the Highlands Nursing Home was truly exceptional and greatly appreciated. Prior to the Highlands, Ellen resided at Twin Oaks Personal Care Home, where she described living as "Being the next best place to Heaven." Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Highlands Care Center, P.O. Box 10, Laporte, Pa. 18626, or to Twin Oaks Personal Care Home, P.O. Box 63, Granville Summit, Pa. 16926, to be used for the activities fund in memory of Ellen. - Towanda Daily Review on 2/2/2008.

WHEELER - Catherine (Kay) Wheeler Harris, 99, died on Saturday, February 9, 2008, at Absolut Care of Three Rivers Nursing Home in Painted Post, NY. Catherine was born on February 21, 1908 in Waldo, Ohio the daughter of William and Lillie (Selanders) Wheeler. She graduated from Waldo schools and attended Ohio State University, where she studied Nursing. She married Blaine C. Strimple in 1927, the same day that Lindbergh landed in Paris. Kay will be remembered in many ways, but especially for giving to others, and redirecting the lives of many unfortunate young people. For 14 years she took in underprivileged children under the auspices of the N.Y. Herald Tribune Fresh Air Program. In cooperation with the Steuben County Welfare system, she also took in certain newborns until their adoptions. In other cases, she provided shelter for young girls in trouble or who had no family. Her home was also a refuge for elderly ladies with little income or no home. Finally she worked for a few years as a Gray Lady in the Bath VA Hospital. She also has a passion for animals of many kinds, but especially for her herd of goats that she had had since 1945, thus becoming affectionately known as the “Goat Lady” and her animals known as the Glendenning Herd. She was also an avid collector of books, amassing over 4,000 volumes during her lifetime, including many first editions. Kay was a member of the American Dairy Goat Association and attended the Presho United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Blaine Wheeler Strimple of Corning, NY; a granddaughter, Cynthia Vanderark of Camp Hill, PA and a grandson, Keith Strimple of McQueeney, TX, four great grandchildren, and two nieces of Mansfield, Ohio. She was predeceased by her husbands, Blaine C. Strimple of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Charles Haddon Buckland of Corning, NY, Robert Harris of Fabius, NY, her sister, Esther Brumfield of Mansfield and her son, Keith of Painted Post, NY. The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning on Saturday, February 16, 2008 from 10am to 12 pm and 2-4 pm. A Memorial services will follow calling hours with Rev. John Owen officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post, N.Y. Memorial donations in Kay’s name may be made to: Absolut Care of Three Rivers, 101 Creekside Dr., Painted Post, NY 14870.- Corning NY Leader, 11 February 2008

WHEELER - McCARTHY, Katharine (Kay) Wheeler
95, of Roanoke, VA, formerly of Elmira, NY, died February 6, 2008. She was born in New York, NY, on August 5, 1912, the daughter of Grattan Henry Wheeler and Minnie Steele Wheeler. Kay graduated from Elmira College in 1934. She first worked for the Veteran's Relief Program, then for Catholic Family Services as a social worker, and retired from Family Court in Elmira. After retiring, she kept busy. She loved the out-of-doors along with swimming and sketching flowers and trees. She wrote human interest stories for the senior column in the Elmira newspaper for a few years. About five years ago, after some major health problems, she moved to Roanoke to be near her son. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. McCarthy; her son, John C. McCarthy; and daughter, Katharine McCarthy Terry. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James G. and Carol McCarthy of Roanoke; her daughter, Margaret McCarthy of High Prairie, Alberta, Canada; daughter-in-law, Tina McCarthy Potts of Havre de Grace, MD; son-in-law, Donald Terry of Elmira, NY; eight grandchildren, Kit McCarthy Williams and Jamie McCarthy of Roanoke, VA, David Terry of Kenmore, NY, Elizabeth Terry and Sean Terry of Elmira, NY, Shannon McCarthy Jandorf of Mansfield, MA, Sarah McCarthy Orb of Kelauna, British Columbia, Canada, and Luke McCarthy of Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, Canada; and 11 great-grandchildren. Betty Bonsignore and Louise Sutton of Elmira are long term caring friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/10/2008.

WILLIAMS - Harry Raymond Williams Jr., age 90, died in Peoria, Ariz., Jan. 27, 2008, having lived a full life. He is survived by his wife, Neva, son Tom (Connie), cherished grandson Casey, stepsons Tom, Alan (Sherry) and Carl (Evelyn) Stills, and numerous beloved step-grand and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen, brothers Kenneth and Wallace, and stepdaughter Anita Woods. Born June 3, 1917, in Wysox, Pa., he lived his working years in Flushing and Plainview, N.Y. Employed by American Airlines 34 years and retired to S. Calif. In 1988 he moved to Durango, Colo., where he met Neva to whom he has been married 18 years. They made Cottonwood, Ariz. their home for the past eight years. He was known for his kindness and sense of humor, and was a pioneer amateur radio buff starting in the 20s and for most of his life. He loved traveling, bowling, playing the organ, and building remote control airplanes. He is a member of the Society of American Magicians. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 9, at Clarkdale Baptist Church, 1051 US Highway 89a, Clarkdale, Ariz. 86324. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Clarkdale Baptist Church. -Towanda Daily Review on 2/7/2008.

WILLIAMS Katrina Lynne - It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone ~ for part of us went with you the day God called you home… Our hearts were saddened Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 with the sudden and unexpected loss of our little angel, Katrina Lynne Williams.  Katrina is survived by: her parents, James “Howdy” and Laura Williams of Nichols; her siblings, Tyler, Katelin, Ashley, Tyler and Aaron; maternal grandparents Doris and Edwin Newhart; paternal grandparents Jim and Vicki Williams; maternal great-grandparents Paul and Valerie Newhart and Betty Berkley; paternal great-grandparents Mabel Williams, Corrine and Ken Seaver, and Charles and Sharon Atchison; and several aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend a service for Katrina Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. at Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. A private family interment will be in Nichols Cemetery. - Sayre Morning Times, 12 February 2008

WILLIAMS - Nadine Gladys (Williams) Harrell, born Dec. 29th, 1919, died on Feb. 6, 2008, as a patient of the Robert Packer Hospital, in-hospital Hospice program. Prior to her stay in the hospital, Nadine had been a resident at the Towanda Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home. Nadine was born and raised in Wheatland, Ind. She married Allen Dale Harrell in 1945 and began a life of adventure in the United States Air Force. Nadine and Dale's journey together allowed them to reside in Illinois, Alabama, Arizona, Italy, Colorado, Texas, Turkey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Following Dale's death in 1983, Nadine moved to Troy, Pa., where she remained a resident until 1995 when she moved to Towanda, Pa., due to failing physical health. Always a student of Bible history and archeology, Nadine traveled extensively wherever she lived. Her most exciting trips included exploring ancient ruins in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and the Holy Lands. Nadine further expanded her life journey following Dale's death. She instigated many Elder Hostel Trips among her many friends in Troy. Some of her more memorable trips included travels to Greece, Switzerland, Hawaii and Alaska. The United Methodist Church was a huge part of Nadine's life. She taught all levels of Sunday school, where she was appreciated for her intellect and in-depth study. Nadine also held every leadership position available in the church including United Methodist Women President, Council of Churches representative, World Day of Prayer leader and others. Nadine's closest friendships most frequently resulted from her church involvements. In addition, Nadine was a life member of Eastern Star. Nadine was predeceased by her husband and infant son, Dennis Ray Harrell. She is survived by brother, Vincent Snider of Lutz, Fla.; sister, Dorothy Lagle of Wheatland, Ind.; son, Steven Allen Harrell of Langhorne, Pa.; daughter, Mary Engle of Ruskin, Fla.; and daughter, Pat Webb (Guire) of Troy, Pa. Nadine was also predeceased grandchildren Erick Harrell, Joseph Costello, Christine Maraghy, Michael Costello, Kerin Engle, Thomas Engle, Anika Webb, Melina Webb and great-grandchildren Hailey Harrell, Cole and Jack Costello and Emma Maraghy. Services will be held on Friday, Feb. 8 at the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, Pa. Viewing will be held from 2 until 3 p.m. with the service beginning at 3 p.m. Internment will be at Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, Va. at the convenience of the family. The Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Donations in Nadine's memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, Pa. 16947 or the Towanda Memorial Personal Care Home, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848. - Towanda  Daily Review on 2/7/2008.

WINTERS - Pauline M. Montz, 96, a longtime resident of Sayre, died peacefully of natural causes Feb. 11, 2008 in Norwalk, Conn. Mrs. Montz had spent the last two years in the Connecticut area, where she was lovingly cared for by the staff at the Greens of Cannondale, an assisted living facility, in Wilton, Conn., and more recently at Notre Dame Convalescent Center. Pauline was preceded in death by: her sons, Gail and Russell Jr.; sister, Janice Romig; her brother, Marshall Winters; and her spouse, Russell. She is survived by: two granddaughters, Anita Hariton of Connecticut and Lisa Sebastiani of Pittsburgh, Pa.; her grandson, Kevin Montz; her great-grandsons, Jonah and Jacob Hariton, also of Connecticut; her daughter-in-law, Gwendolyn Montz of South Waverly; her niece, Christine Winters, of Falls Church, Va.; and her nephews, David Winters of Landsdowne, Pa., and John Winters and Wayne Winters, both from Weatherly, Pa. She is also survived by her niece, Lois Dix, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pauline was born and raised in Weatherly, Pa., but later moved with her husband to Sayre, where she became an active and devoted member of First Presbyterian Church of Sayre, including the ladies’ auxiliary. She also served many years on an election board. Throughout her lifetime she cultivated and enjoyed several hobbies, including gardening, sewing, quilting, furniture refinishing, antiquing, camping, cooking and baking. She was employed for a time in a Weatherly silk mill and later with Dunne’s bakery in Sayre. She was married to Russell Montz for 62 years. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Pauline will be held Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, with Pastor Jack Felt of Sayre Presbyterian Church officiating. A brief viewing period will be held for family and close friends at 9:30 a.m., just prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow the funeral service at Union Cemetery in Weatherly. - Sayre Morning Times, 14 February 2008

Age 88, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief stay. She was born August 28, 1919, on the family farm in Chemung, daughter of the late George and Dr. Faith Wohnus. Faith was predeceased by her sisters, Hope Perry and Love Hogan. She is survived by a son, Timothy (Virginia) Hallock of Scottsville, NY; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Faith graduated from Jamaica High School in New York City in 1936 and Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT in 1940. She was a proud Pi Phi, the first women's fraternity in the Country. Faith was one of two women accepted in the US Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) at Middlebury and obtained her pilot's license at a time when fewer than 200 women in the country had them. She returned to Elmira and worked for American Airlines at the Chemung County Airport after WWII. She was a probation officer in Broome County when she again came back to Elmira as the first female parole officer at the Elmira Correctional Facility in the early 1970's, retiring from there in 1983. During the last 35 years, Faith was active in numerous community organizations and causes, particularly the rights of women and workers. At various times she was the president of Zonta, Chemung County Council of Women, Chemung County Council for the Aging, Riverside Cemetery and Region IV PEF Retirees. She was active in BPW, Brand Park Association and the Finger Lakes Health System Southern Tier Advisory Council. She spearheaded local efforts to place two Elmira women, Crystal Eastman and Eileen Collins, in the National Women's Hall of Fame and have NY State historic markers placed in the city (Park Church and EFA). This past December, Faith was presented the 2007 Athena Award by the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, the 17th local recipient. The Athena Program is national and was established to celebrate women who foster opportunities for women. In 2006 she was presented the Crystal Eastman Award by the Chemung-Schuyler Labor Assembly for her work on behalf of all working people. At Ms. Hallock's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Memorial donations can be made to the Wings of Eagles Foundation/Eileen Collins Scholarship Fund, 17 Aviation Dr., Horseheads, NY 14845 or to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY.

WOOD - CIZEK, Marguerite J.
Age 83, of Germania, PA, died Saturday, February 9, 2008 in Germania. Born December 1, 1924 in Ridley Park, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel R. and Ruby (Bounds) Wood. On April 20, 1947, she married Vernon J. Cizek, who survives. She was a homemaker and a partner with her husband in the Germania Well Drilling Company. Marguerite was a member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton and a former member of the Catholic Daughters, Order of the Eastern Star, Galeton School Board, Girl Scout co-leader, and a past secretary of the Germania Luncheon Club. She was fond of gardening, dogs, feeding and watching birds and spending time with her friends and family. Surviving besides her husband are a son, Duane (Gwen) Cizek of Germania; four daughters, Bonnie (Bill) Rawson of Germania, Sandra (Krish Krishnan) Cizek-Wood of Indiana, PA, Barbara (Bill) Green of Galeton, PA, and Diana Cizek of Williamsport, PA; a sister, Delores Argabright of Lakebay, WA; seven grandchildren, Michael Rawson, Mark (Crystal) Rawson, Brad Cizek, Ryan (Amy Horton) Leach, Scott (Jess) Cizek, Eric (Megan) Green, and Alishia (Charlie) Sullivan; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Zach Rawson and Kaden Green. Mrs. Cizek was predeceased by four sisters, Doris Sellinger, Bobbi Reeves, Connie and Eileen Wood. Friends may call at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, Galeton, on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, from 10:00-11:00 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Interment will be in Germania Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA or the Northern Tier Children's Home. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/11/2008.

WOODFORD - MARKELL Marjorie A. "Woodford"
Age 73, of Horseheads, died after a brief illness on Sunday, February 17, 2008. She was born in Odessa, on Jan. 11, 1935, the daughter of the late Clarence and Edna (Mead) Woodford. She is survived by her sisters and brother, Wilma (John) Wiltsie of Earlville, NY, Rudolph Mead of Horseheads, NY, Eleanor Grover, also of Horseheads, NY; nieces and nephews, Patricia Wiltsie of Earlville, NY, Richard Wiltsie of Oxford, NY, Jeffery and John Mead of Auburn, NY; many grand nieces, grand nephews and great-grand niece and two great-grand nephews. Marge was an employee at Cornell Univ., American Red Cross and the AARP. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1:00 p.m. Interment at a later date in Cayuta Cemetery in Cayuta. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to American Lung Assoc., 300 Winners Cir., Suite 300, Albany, NY 12205; or the American Heart Assoc., PO Box 349, Syracuse, NY 13220  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/18/2008.

YOUNG - Gwendolyn Y. Brecher, 82, passed peacefully from this earth at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla., on Jan. 9, 2008. Gwen lived her life to the fullest from her birth in Towanda, Pa., through her relocation to Naples in the early 1990s right up to her recent passing. She was an extremely popular citizen, mother, family member, businessperson and friend to all with whom she came into contact. Gwen was the daughter of Adeline Packard Young and Kenneth Earl Spencer Young. Born into a close and loving family, the third of five siblings on Sept. 28, 1925, Gwen entered this world with the same feisty zest for life that she departed it with. She spent her early and adolescent years in the family home on upper State Street in Towanda, and often enjoyed relaying fond memories of her childhood in Towanda, and also the special times spent with various close relatives at their farms throughout pastoral Bradford County. Upon graduating as a popular young girl from Towanda Area High School in 1942, she began working as a stenographer for DeFraun Tax Associates in Towanda. During the Second World War, she supported her brother, fiancé and many friends in the military with many letters of support and encouragement as they fought the war in Europe and the Pacific. She married her high school sweetheart, Joseph F. Brecher, in 1946, and bore three children, Lawrence, Debra and Joseph. Gwen and Joe built their home a door away from her family homestead on State Street and raised their family there. They enjoyed 42 years of marriage and family life until Joe's untimely passing. Gwen's gregarious nature and vivacity, coupled with good common sense, a wonderful sense of humor, and a vibrant, strong personality endeared her to all who crossed her path. Gwen's friendships were based on people's character and values. Racial, religious, cultural and socio-economic differences were meaningless to her. A woman of deep faith, she was a lifetime member of the Towanda Methodist Church, where she could be heard singing her favorite hymns with gusto in the choir for many years. Ecumenically minded, Gwen also attended Catholic Masses with her husband and family, and later in Florida both Methodist and Baptist services. She was a successful real estate agent in Towanda for many years; in addition, she belonged to numerous civic clubs and associations — the Towanda Women's Club, the Towanda Country Club and the Eastern Star, to name a few. In all walks, Gwen managed to draw people with her sense of fun, her limitless capacity for friendship and compassion, and of course, her knack for entertaining. Whether throwing huge family feasts, theme parties with friends, bridge club get-togethers or teenage parties and sleepovers, or just bringing home lonely clients new to the area for a home-cooked meal — Gwen was the consummate hostess. Gwen also had a deep regard for nature and the outdoors, a creative and artistic flair, an appreciation of the performing arts, a life-long advocacy for eating well and physical activity, and a love of travel. Her travels took her across the continental U.S, Alaska, the Virgin Islands, Nova Scotia and many European countries. Gwen was a loyal patriot, and a lifetime member of the Republican Party. She was an avid reader, and her quest for knowledge to remain current in world affairs and politics right up to her last days demonstrated a deep intelligence underlying her effervescent and down-to-earth nature. During her years at her retirement home, Aston Gardens, in Naples, Gwen continued to charm and entertain those she met, making many new friends and lasting relationships. She filled her days with a healthy regimen of swimming, putting, bridge and social activity, and was regarded as one of the more energetic and attractive matrons at Aston Gardens — even appearing as a cover girl on much of their sales literature. Gwen will be sorely missed, but all whom she touched take comfort in knowing that as a religious woman she is on to a better place. Gwen was predeceased by her son, Lawrence, in 1962; her husband, Joe, in 1989; and her brother, Bill, in 2007. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Blaine (James) of West Granby, Conn.; son, Joe (Dalija) of Whispering Pines, N.C.; three loving grandchildren, Nathaniel J. Blaine of Missoula, Mont., Lauren E. Blaine of Washington, D.C. and Joseph Z. Brecher of Whispering Pines; brother, Dr. Jerome K. Young (Doris) of Naples; sisters, Olive Williams of Ulster, Pa., and Patricia Goodwin (John) of Elmira, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Young of Camptown, Pa., and Naples, and Frances Keagle (Roger) of Owego, N.Y; brothers-in-law, Frank Brecher, of Concord, Calif., and Richard Hamilton of Monroeton, Pa.; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends throughout the U.S. A memorial service will be held on June 7, 2008, in Towanda. Details will follow at a later date. The family would appreciate in lieu of flowers contributions be made to The Special Warriors Foundation, which provides scholarships and grants to the children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel who were killed or maimed in an operational or training mission — P.O. Box 13483, Tampa, Fla. 33681-3483 (877-337-7693); The Fisher House Foundation Inc., which provides a "home away from home" for the families of wounded soldiers while they are undergoing medical treatment for their injuries — 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600, Rockville, Md. 20853 (888-297-8560); or the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848 (570-265-2470). - Towanda Daily Review on 2/3/2008.

ZASTROW - RICE Corrine M.Carpenter
82, of Morehead City, died Sunday, February 3, 2008, at Carteret General Hospital. A private memorial service will be held. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra L. Swartz and husband, Richard of Elmira, NY; three sons, Donald R. Carpenter and wife, Joye of Newport, NC, Craig M. Carpenter and wife, Teri of Raleigh, NC, and Darren J. Carpenter and wife, Roberta of Morehead City, NC; and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph L. Carpenter; second husband, George William Rice; son, David M. Carpenter; daughter, Anne C. Carpenter; and her parents, Martin A. Zastrow and Anna Longley Zastrow. The family will receive friends 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Saturday at Munden Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, PO Box 305, Morehead City, NC 28557.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/5/2008.

? - Dotty EPSTEIN
92, who along with her husband, Sam, owned The Hub Store in Towanda, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 8, in Boynton Beach, Fla., after a brief illness. After selling The Hub, Mrs. Epstein retired with her husband to Lake Worth, Fla., where she remained active, playing cards and golfing. She was an excellent bridge player, and enjoyed the game up until a week before her death. Mrs. Epstein's greatest joy in her life was her daughters – Hoda and Nanci. Always a lady, she will be remembered for her kindness by all who were pleased to know her. Contributions in Mrs. Epstein's memory may be made to hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Fla., 33407. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 2/11/2008.

Age 81, of Mansfield, PA, died February 7, 2008. Survived by husband, Floyd Ingerick. Friends and family are invited to Jean's Life Celebration on Monday, February 11, 2008, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/8/2008.

? PETERSON - Alberta F. Cowan, born Jan. 24, 1918, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at the Bradford County Manor. She is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, Boyd "Dick" and Jo Ann Bennett of Monroeton, Pa.; three grandsons and spouses, Scott Bennett and Denise Wells of Monroeton, Jack and Debbie Bennett of Monroeton, Brian and Janine Bennett of Dryden, N.Y.; by two granddaughters and spouses, Robin and John Christensen of Catlett, Va., Bobbie Jo and Brock Ayres of Monroeton, Pa.; 11 great grandchildren, Stephaine and Ashley Bennett of Clifton Parks, N.Y., Sarah and Brianna Bennett of Monroeton, Pa., Leighann and Taylor Bennett of Dryden, N.Y., Amber and Dillion Curtis and Zack Ayres of Monroeton, Pa., Jared and Whitney Christensen of Okinawa, Japan, Jason Christensen of Ogden, Utah; two great great grandchildren, Madison and Reggie Christenson of Okinawa, Japan; and a niece, Linda Brennen of Monroeton. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel McGill Peterson, Gene Cowan, and by a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Betty Lou Bennett in 2006. In accordance to her wishes there will be no service. Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review on 1/29/2008.

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