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.
CASE - Warren W. Case- (1931) 111 Howard St, Waverly died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre at 5:30 this afternoon (Aug 25) Mr. Case was born at East Waverly and had resided here all his life. He was a conductor on the first Waverly, Sayre and Athens Street car and was employed by the company for years. He was a charter member of Waverly Hook and Ladder Company and for the past 10 years its treasurer. No immediate relatives survive him. The funeral will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in Forest Home cemetery.
CLARK - Frederick A. Clark Sr., 60, of 9603 Tannery Creek Road, Corning, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at Corning Hospital. He was employed as a servitor in the Steuben Shop at Corning Incorporated. He also served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Harndon Clark; daughter, Kimberly Locey of Corning; three sons, Frederick A. Clark Jr., Richard Clark and Timothy Clark, all of Lindley; brother, Pat DeNardo of Texas; sister, Sharon Terwilliger of Lindley; mother, Eva Farr of South Corning. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, Pastor Thomas Dell officiating. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery at the convenience of the family. - Corning Leader, 22 Feb. 2008
COLE - William Cole - (1921) - the late William Cole of Chicago who in his youth was an enthusiastic member of the East Troy band, left by his will the sum of $200 to the Troy band with request that it play at his funeral. Through rise in Chicago real estate and a life of thrift, Mr. Cole left an estate of approximately $25,000 most of which will go to his nephew, Dr. Lloyd G. Cole of the Blossburg hospital.
COLONNA - Marie Colonna Kurovsky of Russell Avenue, Williamsport died on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at Sycamore Manor Nursing Center, Montoursville, PA. The former Mary Colonna of Wilkes-Barre was born on June 14, 1930, to the late Antonio and Theresa Belletieri Colonna. She was a 1948 graduate of G.A.R. High School and very active with their alumni reunions. She was married to her late husband Andrew of Larksville on April 19, 1954. On July 29, 1993 Marie became a liver transplant recipient. She was a long time resident of Wyoming Street and East Mountain Apartments in Wilkes-Barre. She moved to Williamsport in 2002. Marie was employed by Lyons Studio, Wilkes-Barre for almost forty years. She was active in many civic and church organizations. As a former member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Wilkes-Barre she was one of the first Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. She also taught in the religious education program and served as a lector. She was a member of the church social concerns committee and was a past officer in the Sacred Heart School and Bishop Hoban High School parents’ organizations. She held offices with the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, the Quota Club of Wilkes-Barre and the Scranton Diocesan Ladies of Charity. More recently she was a member of the Church of Saint Ann, Williamsport and its Women’s Guild and Senior Adult Group. In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Sellitto and a brother, Anthony “Tony” Colonna. She is survived by a son, Rev. Andrew, a priest of the Diocese of Scranton and Pastor of the Church of Saint Ann/Assumption, Williamsport, a daughter, Maria (Mia) Fendler and her husband, Attorney Stephen Fendler of Shavertown. Marie adored her two grandsons, Jonathan Andrew and Brian Jeffrey Fendler. Also surviving is a sister, Julie Banas of Hershey, PA, cousin Marie DiMichele of Freeland, and many nieces and nephews, several cousins and numerous friends. A funeral mass will be celebrated at the Church of Saint Ann, Northway Road and Sheridan Street, Williamsport on Monday, February 18, 2008 at 11:00 AM. Her son will officiate and Rev. Richard LaVerghetta of Marlton, New Jersey will be homilist. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home, 2102 Northway Road, Williamsport on Sunday, February 17, 2008 from 3:00-6:00 PM. A burial service will be held in the Chapel at Saint Anthony Cemetery, Courtdale, PA on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 11:00 AM. Memorial remembrances in Marie’s name can be made to the Church of Saint Ann or by signing an organ donor card. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 15 Feb. 2008
COMFORT - FLINT Sherry Ann
Of Richmond Hill, Georgia, died peacefully at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, and was placed in God's hands on Thursday, February 14, 2008. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School, Class of 1965, and a native of Big Flats, NY. Following her marriage, she lived in various locations throughout the United States and Europe in conjunction with her husband's military career. Sherry was married to her husband, Don for forty-one wonderful years and had two daughters, Lynn Rhoden and Melissa England. She had three grandchildren, Jacqueline, Stephanie and Manuel. Sherry was the sister of Sandra Marcoccia and Rosalie Edger. She is also survived by her mother, Jennie Comfort and mother-in-law, Vera Flint. Sherry has been involved in many Presbyterian Church activities for a number of years. She was known for her exceptional cooking skills and was an avid reader. Sherry was a giving woman with an enormous capacity for love. Those closest to her understood and enjoyed the many benefits of her love, unwavering support and encouragement. She was the driving force of our family and a great presence in our lives. She will be missed immensely. A memorial service will be held in Sherry's honor at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24th, at the Morrow Presbyterian Church, Morrow, GA. The family has asked that donations be made to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers. Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, Savannah, Georgia. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/22/2008.
CULLIGAN Joshua M.
Age 15, of Burdett, NY, died after a courageous nine year battle with cancer at University Hospital in Syracuse, NY, on Wednesday, February 20, 2008. Josh is survived by his loving and devoted parents, Tina and Darrin Culligan of Burdett, NY; his brother, Aaron Culligan of Hagerstown, MD; grandparents, John and Nancy Culligan, Watkins Glen, NY; grandmother, Linda Benedict; and grandfather, Raymond Overhiser, both of Montour Falls, NY; his Aunt Danna Watson, Aunt Diana and Uncle Mike Overhiser, great-uncle, Dan Bartholomew; cousin, Kymbrlee Schoffner; along with other cousins. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in the Union Cemetery of Hector, Burdett, NY. Arrangements being entrusted to the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY. Those wishing to remember Josh may do so through memorials to a charity of one's choice.
DeMUN - Lloyd J. DeMun, 75, of Lindley Road, Lindley, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at home. He was retired from Devcon International in Deerfield Beach, Fla. as an equipment superintendent and was the owner and operator of L.J. DeMun and Sons Trucking Company in Beaver Dams for over 20 years. Survivors include two sons, Lloyd DeMun II of Lindley, Todd DeMun of New Port Ritchey, Fla.; sister, Pauline Tombs of Campbell. Calling hours are 1-2 p.m. today, Feb. 23 at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 23, the Rev. Richard Hubbard officiating. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery. - Corning Leader, 22 Feb. 2008
DGIEN - Ann M. Mecum, 76, of 11315 Rose Valley Road, Trout Run, died Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at her home surrounded by her family at her bedside. Her husband, Thomas R. (Whitey) Mecum Sr., died on December 8, 1985. Ann attended the Church of the Annunciation. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She worked as a supervisor for the M & D Partners Best Western Complex. Born September 9, 1931 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of John and Rose Stavoy Dgien. Surviving are son, Thomas R. of Trout Run; brothers, Anthony R. (Helen) Dgien of Williamsport and John (Patty) Dgien of Addison, NY; sister, Mary T. Smith of Williamsport; daughter-in-law, Ellen L. Mecum of Trout Run; grandchildren, Krista Mecum, at home; Nichole Mecum, Angela Crandle, Lauren Mecum, Michael and Michele Taylor and several nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by a son, Michael A. (Mick) Mecum, a brother Frank Dgien and sisters; Sophie DeSanto, Josephine Fredericks and Helen Sheleman. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Deacon Rev. Dr. J. Morris Smith officiating. There will be a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Montoursville Cemetery. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 15 Feb. 2008
DOANE - Ellen Doane Stevens - (1910)-known to many Troy people of the older generation, died in her Minneapolis home Sunday, February 8th. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Weber, and three sons, Harry, Wilbur and Doane of Minneapolis, and a son Allan of Marshalltown, Iowa. A. A. Doane of Leona, is a brother and Miss Marta Doane of Leona, a sister.
ECKLEY - Norman L. Eckley, 79, of Muncy, died Saturday, February 16, 2008 at his residence. He was born September 16, 1928 in Clearfield, PA a son of John and Chloe Hickock Eckley. Norman attended Bethel United Methodist Church in Montoursville, and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict where he served in the United Sates Army from 1951 until 1953. He attended the former Williamsport Institute of Technology and worked for Local 44 Sheet Metal Workers Union, and also for Silver Tip Inc. in Lewisburg. He was an avid hunter, and fisherman. On August 12, 2007 he celebrated his 52nd wedding anniversary with his wife, the former Carolyn C. Thompson. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Norman P. (Renee) Eckley of Wilmington DE, David L. (Faye) Eckley of Muncy, and Brian (Terry) Eckley of Bristol TN; a brother, John Eckley of Clearfield; two sisters, Eleanor Harris, and Judith Freeland, both of Clearfield; three grandchildren, Lane D., Lauren C., and Callie M. Eckley, and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 21, at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Michael S. Swimley officiating. Interment will follow in the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to either, Bethel United Methodist Church, 513 Spruce St., Montoursville, PA 17754, or Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, c/o Providence Health System Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 18 Feb. 2008
GAMBLE - Edith "Eydie" C. (Gamble) Jones, 63, died Jan. 9, 2008 in Birmingham, Ala. She was born April 5, 1944 in Sayre, Pa. to the late Wayne Cecil and Ruth (Arnold) Gamble of Warren Center and Fairdale, Pa.. She is survived by her husband, John Downey Jones; two sons, Michael Cornelius, Henry Cornelius and his wife, Staci; two sisters, Janet Bush and Marlene Very and her husband, Ralph; a nephew, Russell Very; two nieces, Rachel Very and Melissa (Bush) Hennage. Edith was an active member of the Canterbury United Methodist Church and the Owen Crawford Bible Study Class. Edith was a 1962 graduate of Northeast Bradford High School, Rome, PA. On Sept. 1, 2001, Edith retired after 30 years of service to the UAB School of Optometry (UABSO). While working for the school, Edith completed a degree from the UAB College of Business. Throughout her tenure at the UABSO, she was involved in many service roles. She served on the program committees of the Alabama Association of College Registrars & Admissions Offices, the Saulter Association of College Registrars & Admissions Offices, and represented the profession for three years on the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers. For five years, she served on the American Association of Schools & Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) student recruitment committee, including two years as the committee's chair. She was instrumental in developing the first ASCO recruiting video at the UABSO, a product now used by all the ASCO member schools in the United States and the American Optometric Association for student recruitment. During her thirty year career at UABSO, Edith served as the administrative assistant For Student Affairs for 17 years, director of Marketing and Alumni Affairs for seven years, and director of Student and Alumni Affairs for six years, and was a member of the Admissions Committee. At her retirement celebration, the UABSO Alumni Association named a student room in her honor, and on Nov. 13, 2006 the Eydie C. Jones Endowed Scholarship was established to honor her service and dedication to the UAB School of Optometry. The family wishes to thank the Surgical Intensive Care Unit medical staff at UAB, and the medical staff at the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at UAB, for the excellent care provided Mrs. Jones. The family is also grateful to the physicians and staff at her transplant center, the Arkansas Cancer Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Services. A graveside service for the family was held at the Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham, followed by a Memorial Celebration at Canterbury United Methodist Church on Jan. 12, 2008 with Rev. Sam Williamson and Dr. Oliver Clark officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial gifts be made to: the International Myeloma Foundation, Riverside Drive, Ste. 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607-3421 or the Eydie C. Jones Endowed Scholarship, UAB School of Optometry, Attn: Peggy D Striplin, 121-E HPB, 1530 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham, Al 35294-0010 or your favorite charity. Daily Review February 22, 2008
GERRY - ZEIGLER Geraldine Marie (Gerry)
Age 80 of Bethany Courtyard since 1994. died Monday, February 18, 2008, after an extended illness. Gerry was born in 1927, the daughter of Paul F. and Delphine Zeigler. Her survivors include her brothers, Paul "Dick" and Barbara, Raymond and Glenna, and Donald and Janette, all of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, one great-great-nephew; as well as a special niece and caregiver, Jackie Zeigler, also survive her. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School and a longtime employee of Artistic Card Co. in the Vogue Printing Department. She was co-proprietor, with her mother, of Lorraine's Rest Home for many years. She had a love for music and was an accomplished pianist. Gerry was a lifelong member of Eastern Star Chapter 423, and a member of the Wesleyan Church in Horseheads. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2-5 p.m. Eastern Star will conduct a service at the conclusion of hours at 5 p.m. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Gerry's family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to her extended family and caring staff at Bethany Village for 14 years of loving care. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/22/2008 - 2/23/2008.
GOLDER - Boyd D. Golder, 92, a resident of 82 Elimsport Road, Montgomery, PA, died on Thursday, February 14, 2008, at his residence. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, August 3, 1915, he was the son of the late Eugene and Eva Mae Golder. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Susan E. Wertz, on November 5, 2007. Boyd retired in 1978 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation at Montoursville, PA. He was a member of the New Covenant Assembly of God Church at Montgomery, PA. Boyd was a life member of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company and Fire Police for 46 years and a member of the National Rifle Association. Boyd enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, watching professional wrestling on television and was an avid reader, especially of the newspaper. He was a collector of John Deer memorabilia, State Quarters and Budweiser steins. He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra L. and Charles Wright, Montgomery, PA; Greta L. and Tom Eichenlaub, Montgomery, PA; Brenda S. and Chuck Myers, Montgomery, PA; seven grandchildren, Gayle Kiessling; Mark Foresman; Susan Harstead; Josh Golder; Sarah Golder; Carrie Hanford; Danielle Harstead. Boyd is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. In addition to his wife, Boyd was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Golder, Jr., one sister, Margaret Shrey and one grandson, Butch Houtz. Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 40 E. Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, February 18, 2008 with Reverend James R. Pentz, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA. Friends may call on Sunday from 7:00 — 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 15 Feb. 2008
HAMM - Marian E. Liddic, 84, of the Williamsport Home Apartments, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at the Geisinger Medical Center, following a brief illness. Her husband, Howard S. (Pete) Liddic, died on Oct. 7, 1977.Marian was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She retired from the Williamsport Sun-Gazette as a proof reader after 10 years of service. Born Sept. 30, 1923, in South Williamsport, she was the daughter of Henry and Hannah Schrum Hamm. Surviving is a son, Howard Scott (Patricia) of Lancaster. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road, with the Rev. Dr. James R. Behrens officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at Montoursville Cemetery. n lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to her church. Knight-Confer Funeral Home Inc. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 19 Feb. 2008
HARBACH - Glenn L. Harbach, 78, entered into eternal life on Feb. 17, 2008, at his home. A lifelong resident of Jersey Shore, he was born on Oct. 19, 1929. Glenn was the son of the late Philip B. and Catherine Reese Harbach. He was an exceptional husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by wife, Mary; three daughters, Lisa of Jersey Shore, Lori (Dave) Royer of Linden, Suzette (Jay) Shipman of Jersey Shore; one son, Brad (Carmen) of Gardiner, Mont.; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Dean R. (Dawn) of Linden and Phillip G. (Linda) of Jersey Shore; and one uncle, Charles Reese. A sister, Phyllis, preceded him. Glenn was married to his wife Mary for 47 years. They would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary March 4, 2008. A 1947 graduate of Jersey Shore High School, Glenn continued to pursue his lifelong yearning of higher education. In 1987, he became full-time student at the age of 57, earning B.S. degree from Lock Haven University in 1990, majoring in management science. In 1948, Glenn enlisted into the U.S. Army. He was a member of the National Guard 200th Field Artillery Battalion in Lock Haven, when his unit was activated in 1951 at the outbreak of the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1952 after rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1952, Glenn began his employment with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board as a stock boy in the Jersey Shore state store. After 25 years of service, he received training and was certified for the AARP tax aide program providing free tax services to the elderly. He served as a Director of the Larryville School Restoration Association and helped with the recycling program at the Piatt Township building that benefits the school restoration project. Glenn is a member of the Larryville United Methodist Church, where he served in the Administration Board and Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Jersey Shore Library Board, a member of George W. Pepperman Post American Legion, Pennsylvania Association of the Retired State Employees, and Lock Haven University Alumni Association. Glenn was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper who shared his love for the outdoors with his children and grandchildren. He was a man of honor with broad interests and an undaunted determination to achieve goals. All those who knew him were touched by his goodness. We will sadly miss him. Glenn’s Life Celebration will begin with visitation on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, located at 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, followed with services on Thursday, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home. Interment will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery with military honors. The family has asked in lieu of flowers, a contribution be made to The Jersey Shore Library, 110 Oliver St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740, and Susquehanna Hospice Home Care, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 19 Feb. 2008
HARLEY - Charles F. Harley, 82, of Austinville, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Rose (Green) Harley. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Austinville Union Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, 20 Feb. 2008
HEDGLIN - John F. Hedglin, 80, a resident of Williamsport, died Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at Valley View Nursing Center. John was born in Pone Hill, PA on February 21, 1927 a son of Lewis D. and Sadie Broozell Hedglin. He retired from the US Army, a veteran of WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War after 22 years, after leaving the service he was employed at Bastian Tire Sales until his retirement in 1992. John was a lifetime member of V.F.W. post 844 in Williamsport and was an avid fisherman. Surviving are three children, Eveline (Monte) Reeder of Montoursville, John G. (Teena) Hedglin of Jersey Shore, Danny K. Hedglin of Williamsport, three grandchildren Melinda, Alyssa, John W.; two great grandchildren, Connor and Gabriel. Preceding him in death are his wife, the former Antonie Bayer, on April 4, 1968, and 13 brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening. Burial with full military honors will be held at Fort Knox Post Cemetery in Kentucky at the convenience of the family. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 23 Feb. 2008
HETHERINGTON - Virginia M. Makovitch, 90, formerly of Belle Haven, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 at the Regency Place Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was employed in the Canisteo Elementary School cafeteria in Canisteo, N.Y. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Carol Houser of Lafayette; sister, Irene Ostrander of Elmira, N.Y.; brother, Ralph Hetherington of Elmira, N.Y. Calling hours are noon-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home, 29 E. Main St., Canisteo, N.Y. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Burial will be in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Fremont, N.Y.- Corning Leader, 20 Feb. 2008
HIGGINS Frances Josephine
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Syracuse and California, died Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her children, Debra (Manwaring) and Edward Brusso of Elmira Heights, Steven Higgins of Ithaca, and Tina Higgins of Syracuse; grandchildren, Joshua (Katherine) and Jessica Higgins and Erik (Tara) Manwaring; great-grandchildren, Alex and Dana Manwaring. Frances was employed with Jessie Green Furs and Iszards. She owned and operated the Penny Pincher Consignment Shop in Elmira. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/24/2008.
HILL - Carolyn Hill entered into rest, after a prolonged illness, on Monday afternoon, February 18, 2008. After living a loving and full life, she will always be remembered as the devoted wife, the nurturing mother, the fun-loving grandmother and great grandmother, the caring nurse and a friend to all that knew her. Carolyn was born on February 23, 1924 in Presho, NY, a daughter of Robert and Dorthea (Black) Hill. She graduated from Nursing School at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn NY in 1946. Carolyn worked as a nurse at Corning Hospital for 40 years and was referred to as “Mother Hill” by her coworkers and staff. She married Ivan C. Hill at the Old Lindley Church in Lindley in 1945. He pre-deceased her in 1970. She retired from nursing in 1986 and participated in many community activities. She was the 2000 Lindley Heritage Days Citizen of the Year. She did home visits aiding the sick, emergency home baby deliveries, she made friendly visits to bring food and medicine to the homebound, she did yearly rabies clinics with Dr. Baker and she supported the Lindley Fire Department and the Ladies Auxiliary. Carolyn is survived by her children, Guy Hill of Lindley, NY, Linda Hill of Lindley, NY and Glenn (Patty) Hill of Lindley, NY and her; grandchildren: Paul (Missy) Hill of Lindley, NY, Bob (Denise) Hill of Painted Post, NY, David (Ellen) Hill of Baraboo WI, Sarah (Brian) Cornish of Painted Post, NY, Bill Hill of Corning, NY, Patrick Hill of Corning, NY, Anne (Jason) Howard of Addison, NY, Tom Hill, Jessica (Jeff) Lawrence of Corning, NY, Marcus (Catherine) Hill of Round Hill, VA, Carly (Robert) Reyes of Boise ID, Crystal (Adam) Wadin of Albuquerque New Mexico; great grandchildren: Nichole and Lauren Hill, Jennifer and Sarah Hill, Charlotte Lawrence and Sydney Reyes. The family will welcome relatives and friends to the Flint Funeral Home 10 Wall St. Addison, NY on Wednesday February 20, 2008 from 5pm-8pm and Thursday February 21, 2008 from 1pm-3pm with a service following at 3pm. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY, 13790.- Corning Leader, 19 Feb. 2008
HOOKER - Wilber Hooker - (1922) A cablegram to Mr. Finley Hubbard through the American Bible Society, conveys the distressing news of the accidental drowning of Mr. Wilber Hooker at Shanghai, China, on July 1st. Mr. Hooker was on his way to America with his wife and two sons. His plan was to make his home in Troy and place the boys in the high school here. He was about 55 years old, a graduate of Troy school, and had been in China nineteen years as the representative of the Presbyterian branch of the American Bible Society. He was last home nine years ago. He was a son of Mrs. C. C. Hooker of Leona, and a brother of Mrs. F. N. Hubbard and of Mrs. Sol Ballard and of Fred Hooker of Leona.
HOWELL - Gene S. Howell, 81, of Beavertown and Williamsport, died at 12:08 a.m. February 19, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa, FL, while at his winter home in Dade City, FL. He was born October 1, 1926, in Paxtonville, a son of the late James and Hilda (Miller) Howell. March 31, 1950, he married Helen F. Felker, who survives. In 1957[?], he retired from Avco Lycoming, Williamsport, after 36 years as a machinist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and reading. He served in the US Army during WWII as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Heiser-Hoffman VFW Post 5640, Paxtonville and American Legion Post 945 and served as president and vice-president of United Auto workers Union Local 787. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Diana Griffin, Berwick; Louise and Steve Zondory, Jersey Shore and Debra and Craig LeVan, Muncy; 8 grandchildren, Yvonne, Charlene, Christine, Leslie Gean, Michael, Bonnie Gean, Steve and Jeremy, 18 great-grandchildren, Misty Jo, Nikol, MacKenzie, Joshua, Coral Sky, Wesley, James, Brittany, Sara Mae, Grace Gene, Zachary, Hunter, Jordan, Elias, Ethan, Mason, Ricky and Shaun, 4 great-great-grandchildren, Garrett, Braiden, Beau and Blake and a brother, James F. Howell, Middleburg. He was preceded in death by a step-sister, Nancy Poe Beaver. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday February 26, at Aurand Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, by Pastor Donald Dennis. The interment will be in the Paxtonville Cemetery, where graveside military honors will be provided by VFW 5640, Paxtonville. Friends may call in the funeral home, Monday from 4-9 p.m., where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 23 Feb. 2008
JAYNE - Rachel J. Sherwood, 86, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, KY. She previously resided in Montrose, PA before moving to Louisville where she resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Tom Orem for the past six months. She graduated from Laceyville High School in 1938 and was married on July 3, 1939 for 54 years to Claude Sherwood, who died Jan. 17, 1993. She was a former member of Meshoppen Order of Eastern Star and Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. She worked at Allied Bendix for 29 years. Mrs. Sherwood was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Eva Cornell Jayne of Laceyville. She is survived by her loving daughters and sons-in-law, Sheri and Tom Orem of Louisville, KY and Debbie and Richard McLain of Edgewater, MD; five grandchildren, Michelle Parrish of Louisville, KY, Michael Orem of Sellersburg, IN and Dana Beam and husband, Jon of Louisville, KY, Shawn Glemser and wife, Jennifer of Memphis, TN, Chad Glemser and wife, Stacy of Stockbridge, MI; four great-grandchildren, Alexis Orem of Tabernacle, NJ, Kennedi and Karsyn Beam of Louisville, KY and Tripp Glemser of Memphis, TN; sisters and brothers-in-law, Norma and Harry Williams, Juanita and Bob McMicken, Beverly and Lloyd Benscoter; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Lolita Jayne and Harold and Ruth Jayne and brother-in-law, Karl Sherwood, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Montrose. Burial will be in Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, Wilkes-Barre Office, 71 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 21 Feb. 2008
JONES - Betty J. Cilip, age 72, of 11429 County Route 119, Addison, NY and 28900 Bermuda Point Circle, Unit 101, Bonita Springs, FL, died Friday, February 8, 2008 at Physicians Regional Medical Center, Naples, FL. Born in Corning, NY, September 8,1 935, she was the daughter of Frank and Ethel Brown Jones. Betty was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer of Addison and was a 1952 graduate of Addison High School. She was a retired supervisor of Production Planning at the Fallbrook Plant of Corning Inc. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Ruth Calkins. She is survived by her husband, Michael Cilip; her sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Michael and Michelle Cilip of Horseheads, NY and Scott and Janet Cilip of North Tonawanda, NY; her nephew, Frank Calkins of Canandaigua, NY; and her seven grandchildren. A memorial mass will be celebrated by Rev. Sandra Curtis at the Church of the Redeemer, Addison, NY in May, the day, time and date to be announced. Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be received for the Addison Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 1, Addison, NY 14801 or the charity of one’ choice. H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home of Woodhull, NY is assisting the family.- Corning Leader, 18 Feb. 2008
KOSER - John Theodore Koser, Jr., 73, of Towanda RR2, Macedonia, PA, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at home following declining health. Mr. Koser was born in Towanda, PA on Nov. 1, 1934, the son of John Theodore Koser, Sr. and Eulalia Opferman Koser. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School, Class of 1953, where he was honored as Class Valedictorian and was the recipient of the Bausch & Lomb Award for excellence in academics. He also tested as the number one graduate of Bradford County for 1953. He won a scholarship to Albright College, but wanted to attend Columbia University, so the scholarship was given to the number two student from New Albany. He attended Columbia University and was employed by the Bank of America, the Financial Department of the 1964/1965 World’s Fair, which was held in New York City. He continued his career in business with Metropolitan Insurance Company in New York City for a number of years and was later employed by Matthew Bender Associates in New York until his retirement. His love was for photography, particularly with subjects of human interest, which produced numerous awards for his creative talents. He also enjoyed whittling wooden canes of unique design for which he also received several awards. John will be remembered for his love of writing and the English language, reading, nature, fishing, his beautiful singing voice, his great memory and gardening. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Towanda while growing up in this area and was a member of the Towanda Gun Club. Survivors include his wife, Violet French Pardoe Koser at home; son, Brian David Koser of Deerfield Beach, FL; stepchildren, Barbara Pardoe Huynh and her husband, Avan of Harrisburg, Guy Pardoe, Jr. and his wife, Marianne of Peterborough, NH, Sandra Rodriguez of Scottsdale, AZ, James Pardoe of Standing Stone; nine step-grandchildren, eleven step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Koser of Eagle Point, OR, Dave Koser of New Port Richey, FL; sister, Sylvia Robinson and her husband, James of Gillett; brothers-in-law, Charles and Maxine French of North Carolina, Rosby and Marjorie French of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home in Wyalusing and Leonard Baton of Pompano Beach, FL; sisters-in-law, Patricia Rogers of Largo, FL, Ada Barnum and her husband, Paul of Towanda, Ann French of East Towanda, Alice French of Chicago, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother on June 22, 1982; father on Sept. 4, 1992; a son, Glenn Koser on May 29, 2004 and by a stepson Michael Pardoe on Aug. 23, 1994. A memorial service will be held at the Standing Stone Vesper Church in the spring of 2008, with the date and time to be announced later. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Standing Stone Vesper Church, c/o Edward Johnson, RR3, Box 256, Towanda, PA 18848, or to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, PO Box 302, Wysox, PA 18854, in John’s memory. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 21 Feb. 2008
LEIMBERGER - WILLHIDE Carol V.
Of Elmira, NY - Age 70, was born September 4, 1937 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of the late Arthur Charles and Viola Ethel (Schmidt) Leimberger, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at her home after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer. Her loving husband, Dennis Willhide, and beloved daughter, Betty Willhide, predeceased her. She is survived by her much loved daughters, Brenda Kidd of Corning, NY, Denise and Paul E. Everts Jr. of Troy, PA; adored grandchildren, Jannette, Barbara, Eve, Heather, Brittany and Brock; brothers, Arthur, Kenny and Danny Leimberger, all of Cincinnati, OH; sister, Nennett Hicks also of Cincinnati, OH; along with several nieces and nephews. Carol was very strong and devoted in her faith. She was a kind, beautiful loving human being and will be dearly missed. Services celebrating Carol's life will be held in the Chapel at Arlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Cincinnati, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/22/2008.
LOMAX - Anna L. Miller, 92, widow of Gaylord Paul Miller, of 360 E. Park St., Lock Haven, formerly of Loganton, died on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care Unit. Born Feb. 18, 1915, in Farrandsville, she was the daughter of the late John and Effie (Anderson) Lomax. She and Gaylord were wed on Nov. 21, 1931 and he died on Aug. 31, 1961. She was employed by Susque View Home in the laundry department from 1966 to 1990. Anna is survived by three sons, Lester (Arlene) Miller, Donald (Patricia) Miller and G. Wayne Miller, all of Loganton; nine grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her siblings and a grandson, Ricky Miller. She enjoyed her family, playing cards and bingo. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. in the Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home Inc., 95 E. Main St., Loganton, with Katherine E. Ripka officiating. Visitation will be held in the funeral home tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Private interment will be held in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Sugar Valley Volunteer Fire Co., Ladies Auxiliary, 24 W. Anthony St., Loganton, PA 17747.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, 15 Feb. 2008
LUCE - Grover J. Luce, 84, of Montrose, PA died, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born Nov. 19, 1923 in Towanda, he was the son of the late Fred and Effie [Hoover] Luce. His wife of 59 years, Betty Titus (Lott) Luce, predeceased him. He retired from Bendix Corporation after 38 years of service and was a member of South Montrose Community Church. Grover served in the U.S Army during WWII. He loved his family, enjoyed gardening, hunting, being outdoors and attending his WWII reunions. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine Luce Fitzgerald-Roedell and Frank T. Roedell of Boca Raton, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Robert H. and Mary Ellen Luce of Kirkwood, NY; grandchildren, Robert H. and Dr. Natalie Luce, Brandon and Corey Luce, Maj. Scott W. Fitzgerald, stationed in Iraq and wife, Dina Fitzgerald; three great-grandchildren, Mae Ellen Luce, Zack P. and Alexa Michelle Fitzgerald; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Louis Titus of New York, Howard and Hilda Titus of Niagara Falls, NY, Leonard Titus of Fullerton, CA; a cousin, Aretta Hoover and his friend, Rose Very. Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his faithful silky terrier, Mitzi. Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Montrose. Visitation was from 10 to 12 on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the South Montrose Community Church, PO Box 86, South Montrose, PA 18843 or the Montrose Minute Men, PO Box 461, Montrose, PA 18801 - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 21 Feb. 2008
LYONS -Thomas W. Lyons entered into rest on Saturday morning, February 16, 2008 at Taylor Memorial Nursing Home. His sense of humor, love of animals, his hard work and his devotion to being a husband, father and grandfather will always be remembered. Tom was born September 30, 1920 in the town of Addison, a son of Thomas M. and Mary Kingston Lyons. He was born at and lived most of his life on the dairy farm founded by his grandfather in 1859. Tom was a 1939 graduate of Addison Central School where he was very active in sports. He married Florence “Garry” Garrison on August 27, 1949 at St. Catherine’s Church in Addison. She pre-deceased him on February 29, 2004. Tom retired from farming in 1996. He participated in many community activities and organizations. He was a member and past president of the Addison Central School Board, a 4-H Club Leader and served on many agricultural committees. He was a 50-year member of the Addison Grange and member of the state and national Holstein Associations, Steuben County Farm Bureau, and the Addison Senior Citizens. Tom is survived by his sons, Thomas Lyons of Corning, NY, James (Janet) Lyons of Campbell, NY, Michael (Darlene) Lyons of Allegany, NY, John (Teresa) Lyons Addison, NY, Richard (Judith) Lyons of Richmond, VA, David (Eva) Lyons of Pittsford, NY; two daughters, Cyndi (James) Niziurski of Rochester, NY, Mary (Darrell) Kashmer of Rochester, NY; nineteen grandchildren; sisters, Mary Kane and Helen Frawley both of Addison, NY, Kay (Edward) Griffin of Painted Post, NY, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom was pre-deceased by his daughter Patricia Ann Lyons. The family will welcome relatives and friends to the Flint Funeral Home 10 Wall St. Addison, NY on Tuesday February 19, 2008 from 1-3 and 6-8PM. The recitation of the Rosary will be at 3PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Catherine’s Church in Addison on Wednesday February 20, 2008 at 11AM. The Rev. Patrick Connor will be the celebrant. Tom will be buried next to his beloved wife at St. Catherine’s Cemetery immediately following the Mass. Memorials may be directed to St. Catherine’s Church or Addison Community Scholarship Fund.- Corning Leader, 18 Feb. 2008
MARKHAM - Geraldine M. “Jeri” Shadle, 77, died Monday, February 18, 2008, at the Williamsport Home. She was born January 24, 1931, in Washington DC, the daughter of Preston D. and Nellie Furber Markham. Jeri was the wife of John I. Shadle for 49 years and he survives. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and a voracious reader. Jeri was always willing to help those in need. She assisted at the family business, Shadle’s Texaco & Shadle’s Garage. Surviving besides her husband, John, are a son, Sanford L. (Jill) Shadle of Monterey, Calif.; three daughters, Linda A. (dec. Mike) Bloom of Williamsport, Susan B. Altonji of White House, N.J., and Mary Ellen Gizzie of Vienna, Va.; sisters, Linda M. Woodruff of Bowie, Md., and Edith M. Clark; ten grandchildren, Mindy (Eric) Hill, Michael Bloom, Sanford Shadle, John Shadle, Jason Shadle, Anthony (Jenn) Bloom, Tamara Shadle, Timmy Altonji, Kristen Pappano and Patricia Golden; 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond and Gerald Markham, and a sister, Mary L. Nixon. Relatives and friends are invited to Jeri’s Life Celebration service at noon on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 W. Fourth St. with the Rev. Randy Perry officiating. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon. Burial will follow in the Linnwood Cemetery in McElhattan.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 Feb. 2008
MARTIN - Prudence M. Morgan, 98, widow of J. Rexford Morgan, formerly of LeRaysville, Pa., died Thursday evening, Feb. 21, 2008, at the Clarion Forest V.N.A. Hospice House in Shippenville, Pa. Prudence was born May 13, 1909, in Hazleton, Pa., the daughter of Samuel Martin and Jennie Geiss Martin. On Dec. 29, 1930, she married J. Rexford Morgan. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Prudence and her husband enjoyed traveling for many years. She was a member of the Neath Welsh Congregational Church and enjoyed cooking and embroidery work. Surviving are: her daughters, Doris Huegl and her husband, Charles Huegl, of Venus, Pa., and Janice Hicks of RR 1, Rome, Pa.; son-in-law, Edward Ritinski of Warren Center, Pa.; grandchildren, Charles Huegl, John Huegl, Lisa Huegl, Susan Jurkunos, David Platt, Bret Platt, Sandra Velliquette, Jeffrey Rinker and Brian Rinker; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Rexford Morgan, on Nov. 3, 1978, and her daughter Ann Ritinski, on June 18, 2006. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Neath Welsh Congregational Church, Neath, Pa., with the Rev. Bernard Graham officiating. Interment will follow in the Neath Cemetery, Neath. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Neath Welsh Congregational Church in care of Calvin Bacon, HCR 34 Box 12D, Warren Center, Pa. 18851, or to V.N.A. Hospice House, 405 Main St., Shippenville, Pa. 16254, in Prudence M. Morgan's memory. Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 2/23/2008.
MASTRANGELO - Amelia Mastrangelo, 94, of 77 Union Ave., died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at RoseView Center. Amy was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. She retired from Toplis & Harding Inc. in Manhattan after 15 years and enjoyed sewing, drawing and painting. Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Angelo and Antonia Pugliese Mastrangelo. Surviving are nephews, Joseph Mastrangelo of Austin, Texas and Robert Mastrangelo of Milford, Conn.; and five great nephews and three great nieces. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, 635 Hepburn St., with Msgr. Francis J. Castellano officiating. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, N.Y. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the church. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 Feb. 2008
McCAFFERTY - Virginia F. (McCafferty) Hutchinson, 76, of Williamsport, died on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at the Williamsport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas E. Hutchinson, who had died on Dec. 7, 2002. Virginia was born on Jan. 10, 1932, in Williamsport, and was a daughter of the late Francis E. and Edith R. (Morrison) McCafferty. She had retired after 18 years of service with the Divine Providence Hospital as a housekeeper. She was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Williamsport. Virginia is survived by one daughter, Colleen M. Rook of Williamsport; two grandchildren, Steven Shannon of Scranton and Michael A. Rook of Williamsport; two great grandchildren, Tyler Thomas Shannon and Brianna Nicole Barger, both of Williamsport; and two sisters, Mary V. Connacher and Evelyn R. Williams, both of Williamsport. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Edward J. McCafferty and one sister, Ida Mae Connacher.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Annunciation Catholic Church, 701 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with Father John K. Manno as celebrant. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. In keeping with Virginia’s wishes, there will be no public viewing. Arrangements are being handled by the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 19 Feb. 2008
McLAUD - Donna Lutitia Norton, 68, of Graniteville, SC died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. Born Oct. 22, 1939 in East Rush, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Eva [Grow] McLaud. Her husband, Laurence Norton, predeceased her in 1997. She was a member of Bath First Baptist Church. She also attended Journey Community Church in Grovetown, GA. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine Heeman of Bath, SC, Dorthea and Daniel Ross of Montrose, Lois and Michael Bodie of Montrose, Patricia Hartshaw of Graniteville, SC, Laureen Sipe and fiancé, David Dalrymple of Montrose; sons and daughters-in-law, Laurence and Ellie Norton of Montrose, Paul and Agnes Norton of Clearwater, SC; significant other, Charles Rivenburg of Graniteville, SC, 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Donald Norton and a brother, Richard McLaud. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to help defray the funeral costs. Please send contributions to Pennstar Bank, 10 Public Ave., Montrose, PA 18801 in memory of Donna Norton. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 21 Feb. 2008
MILES - Eleanor M. DuBois, 86, of Absolut Care at Three Rivers Health Care Facility in Painted Post, formerly of Addison, NY and Eldred, Pa., died on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at Three Rivers. She was born in Cameron on August 3, 1921, the daughter of Milton J. and Callie Stuart Miles. She retired as a Certified Nurses Aide, having worked in private home health care. On May 27, 1956, Eleanor and Ernest DuBois were married in Reno, NV. He predeceased her in 1982. In later years Eleanor was a Green Thumb worker at the Smethport, Pa. Senior Center and assisted with deliveries for Meals on Wheels. Besides her husband Ernest, Eleanor was predeceased by her infant daughter, Dorothy Anna Soles, her sisters, Cecile Clark, Beatrice Paul and Orpha Birdsall and her brothers, Hugh Miles and Ross Miles. Surviving are brothers, Cyrus Miles of Westfield, Pa., Howard M. (Sharon) Miles and Marvin (Margie) Miles, both of Addison, her sister, Myra (Lyman) White of Hornell, sisters in law, Mildred Miles and Loretta Miles and her step children, James DuBois, Gail Marvin and Charlotte Eanick. Also are several step grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull. Visitation will also be held on Thursday from noon to 2 PM there with the funeral services following visitation at 2 PM. Rev. L D Maxson will officiate. Burial will be in Boyds Corners Cemetery, Cameron.- Corning Leader, 20 Feb. 2008
MILLER - Mark Anthony Miller, 43, of East 6th Street, Berwick, died Saturday, February 16, 2008 at his home. Born August 11, 1964, in Philadelphia, he was the son of Frederick and Joan (Haines) Miller, of White Pine, PA. Among his memberships were Annunciation Roman Catholic Church, Williamsport, and the Knights of Columbus. He was employed as a mason tender for Local 1180. He was a great husband and father. Preceding him in death was his brother, Gerald John Miller. Surviving are his wife of 17 years, the former Colleen Johns; four sons, Mark Anthony Dodaro of New Jersey, Justin Anthony Miller of Berwick, Sean Thomas Miller of Berwick and Ryan Miller of Berwick, three brothers, Frederick Warren Miller, III of Philadelphia, Roy “Chuckie” Miller of Philadelphia, and Chris Miller, Sr., of Philadelphia. A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2008 from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. from the Mayo Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Chestnut St., Berwick, with the Rev. Francis J. Tamburro, of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Berwick, officiating. A private internment will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Philadelphia. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 18 Feb. 2008
MORGAN Ann Morgan Ritinski, age 62, of Warren Center, Pa., died
on Sunday, June 18, 2006, at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Sept. 1, 1943, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Prudence and the late J.R. Morgan. Ann was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School and Mildred Elley Business School. She was employed by the Thompson and Webster Accounting Firm and later owned and operated Morgan Financial Services. Ann is survived by her beloved husband, Edward Richard Ritinski, at home; her mother, Prudence Morgan of LeRaysville, Pa.; sons, Jeffrey (Joyce) Rinker of Bucharest, Romania, and Dr. Brian (Carmina) Rinker of Lexington, Ky,; stepdaughters, Kathleen (Ruel) Holt of New Mexico and Laura (Josh) Mack of Alfred, Maine; sisters, Doris (Charles) Huegel of Venus, Pa., and Janice Hicks of Rome, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Robert Ritinski (Donna) of Sweet Valley, Pa., and a sister-in-law, Dana (Michael) Mesaros of Walnutport, Pa.; grandchildren, Alexander Rinker and Mathew Rinker of Bucharest, and Isabelle Rinker, Brian Rinker Jr., William Rinker and Sophia Rinker, of Lexington; step-grandchildren, Olivia Holt and Nicholas Holt of Cimarron, N.M., and Ella Mack and Ruby Mack of Alfred, Maine; special friend, Eva Yeagle of North Orwell; and nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Little Meadows, Pa., with Father Casimir M. Stanis officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., A Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church St., Montrose, Pa. 18801. Interment will be in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Friendsville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nancy Quatirini Patient Assistance Fund, c/o Sue Damico, Guthrie Oncology, Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, Pa, 18840, or the Northeast Bradford Scholarship Fund, c/o James Crawford, RR3, Box 178, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. June 20 2006, Daily Review
NELSON William F. Jr.
Bill died peacefully at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in the presence of his sisters, Aggie and Arelyn. His physical ailments were secondary to his extended suffering since the untimely death of his wife in the prime of their life together. He survived two and a half years without Doris, but his life never had meaning without her. Bill was also predeceased by his mother, Agnes Creighton Nelson in 2005; and his father, William Francis Nelson Sr. in 1976. Surviving Bill are his sons, Scott (Irina) Nelson of Yakima, WA, Rhett (Theresa) Nelson of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Brittany and Melany Nelson of Elmira, NY; very special daughter, Rene (Nick) DiBartolomeo of Elmira, NY; sisters, Arelyn (Edward) Rogus of Youngstown, OH, Agnes (Rich) Haverlack of Pittsburgh, PA; brother and best friend, Doug (Carolyn) Nelson of Pine City, NY; and sister-in-law, Blanche Derr of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Bill was born and raised in Elmira, NY, where he met the former Doris Shieve, married, and began a life of love unmatched by any Hollywood script. He provided for his family and loved ones throughout his entire life. Bill enjoyed a hobby turned career early in life and spent his off-time with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends as he saw fit. These times have been meticulously documented in his photographs that shall remain a testament to his interests forever. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Monday, February 25, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service honoring Bill's life there at 8:00 p.m.; the Reverend Betsey Crimmims will officiate. The family wishes to thank the management and staff of Colony Park Apartments in Elmira for services beyond the call of duty for Bill and Doris Nelson throughout the years. Also Dr. Robert Lambert and his very capable staff, Maureen Tuite and her Coumadin Clinic, the nurses and aides of Arnot Ogden Medical Center 2B and Southern Tier Hospice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/24/2008.
NICHOLS - Dale L. Nichols, 58, of RR 1 Milan, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 12, 1949 in Waverly, he was the son of Fred and Evelyn Loyack Nichols. When Dale was a small child he won a contest held for the entire Twin Tiers in which he engineered the “Phoebe Snow” in Niagara Falls. Dale was a graduate of Sayre High School and attended Williamsport Technical College. In earlier years he was employed by Newport News Naval Shipyard in Newport News, Va., and later he was employed by Conrail for many years. Later he owned and operated NYPENN Solar Energy Co. for many years. He enjoyed cutting wood, the outdoors, golf, and barbecues. He constructed his own home and enjoyed building and flying model airplanes and rockets. Surviving are: his wife, Kathy L. Jenney Nichols, at home; his parents, Fred and Evelyn Nichols of Sayre; his son, Jason F. Nichols, and his wife, Nichole Nichols, of Nichols; two grandsons, Lucas and Ryan Nichols; his brother, Gregory, and his wife, Mary Frances Nichols, of Alexandria, Va.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; his dear feline companion, Mr. Moose; and his canine companion, Theodore Bosley LeBron. He was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Nichols. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Lucas and Ryan Nichols Continuing Education Fund in care of Ingersoll-Rand Credit Union, 199 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810, in Dale L. Nichols’s memory. - Sayre Morning Times, 20 Feb. 2008
NORTON - Martha E. Nichols, 84, of 56 East Main Street, entered into peaceful rest at the home of her daughter, Charlotte, in Campbell on Friday, February 15, 2008. She was born September 23, 1923 in Hornell to Raymond and Anna Belle (Drake) Norton. She attended the Hornell schools. She was employed at the former Bethesda community hospital from 1973 until its closing in 1986. She also held other jobs throughout her life, including acting as senior aid for the Green Thumb & Pro Action programs at several area agencies. She enjoyed watching television, family gatherings, shopping and lunch dates with her sisters. Her greatest joy was watching her grandchildren grow. She loved all of her family as she kept mementos of their activities from cards to newspaper clippings. She is survived by eight daughters, Charlotte (Mike) Seeley of Campbell, Betty Nichols of Hornell, Marjorie (James) Ellis of Hornell, Anna (Edward) Taylor of Corning, Diane (Percy) Shaw of Campbell, Nelda Nichols (Tim) of Mansfield, Laura (William) Galusha of Corning, Jeannette (LeRoy) Burrows of Corning; one son, John (Carol Armstrong) Nichols of Okanagan, WA; grandson, Gary (Tara Spake) of Merritt, FL (which she helped raise), as well as 22 other grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence (Al) Marcello, Marilyn Cotton of Hornell, Carolyn Norton of FL; and sister-in-law, Lucille Norton of AR. She was predeceased by her three sisters, Isabel Houghtaling, Dora Waight, and Ruth Conkey; brothers, Harold, Ray and Paul Norton; granddaughter, Kelly Partridge; grandson, Edward Taylor, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Tiana Fenstermacher; great-grandsons, Dustin Burleson and Joshua West; as well as long time friend, Joseph Frantz; as well as the widow of Robert Nichols. The family will be present from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at the Robertson Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street, Hornell, where Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dudley Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Hornell Rural Cemetery. Friends may make memorial contributions to: Southern Tier Hospice, Local Hornell Red Cross, and the American Diabetes Assoc. - Corning Leader, 19 Feb. 2008
OAKLEY Orrin P., Jr. (Bus)
Loving husband, father and grandfather - Age 77, of Millport, NY. He was born July 7, 1930 in Olean, NY, son of the late Orrin P., Sr. and Pearl (Carlson) Oakley, and died Friday, November 2, 2007, at home after an extended illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his son, Thomas Oakley in 1969; brother, James Oakley; sisters, Betty Redding and Dolores Bryant; and is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Ann (Folts) Oakley; children and their spouses, Terry and Rhonda Oakley of Millport, NY, Tracy Oakley of Campbell, CA, Tamra and John Jankowski of Watkins Glen, NY; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Oakley graduated from Hinsdale (NY) High School and Buffalo State University. He was employed with Dresser-Clark in Olean for 20 years and then with SCT BOCES in Horseheads, retiring after 23 years of service. Mr. Oakley was a NYS Fire Instructor for Cattaraugus and Chemung Counties; was a member of the Montour Moose Club, Horseheads Elks Club; was a 48 year member of the Masons and currently a member of the Horseheads Old Oak Lodge F & AM. He operated Bus's Chicken Barbeque at the Eldridge Park Carousel. As his final gift, Orrin donated his body to medical research in the hope of benefiting others. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Those wishing may remember Orrin through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/4/2007.
ODELL - SHERBURNE Winifred Odell
Age 89, recently of Horseheads and lifelong resident of Rye, NY, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, February 15, 2008. Family and friends are invited to call at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 West Broad St., Horseheads, on Wed., Feb. 20, 2008, from 4-6:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated by her son, the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne in the Rye United Methodist Church, 964 Boston Post Rd., Rye, NY, on Friday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place in Greenwood Union Cemetery at the convenience of her family. Donations may be made in her memory to Rye United Methodist Church, 964 Boston Post Rd., Rye, NY 10580, or the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/20/2008.
PLONT - Mr. Harold LaRue Plont, Sr., 96, longtime resident and native of South Williamsport, died Sunday, February 17, 2008 at The Gatehouse Hospice, Williamsport. Mr. Plont retired after 37 years of service, in 1976 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Highway Department) where he had been a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Plont was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church at Williamsport. Harold was well known for his wonderful vegetable gardens, his kindness to others, and for being hardworking. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking. Born August 17, 1911 at South Williamsport, Harold was the son of the late Frank and Emma Kropp Plont. Mr. Plont was preceded in death by his late wife, the former Helen L. Confer Plont on January 11, 1984. Surviving are his son, Harold LaRue Plont Jr., of Camp Hill, his granddaughter, Pamela S. Plont Kreamer and her husband, Gary Kreamer of Mechanicsburg, his great grandson, Tyler J Washburn of Mechanicsburg, his sister, Mrs. Zenada Heddens and her husband, Kenneth Heddens of Williamsport, and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Marion Plont of South Williamsport. In addition to his late parents and his life wife, Harold was also preceded in death by his late daughter-in-law, Hazel Reynolds Plont and his siblings, Wilson “Sam” Plont, Marie Solly, Frank “Rudy” Plont, Catherine Miller, Danny Plont, Charles Plont, and Robert “Bob” Plont. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. His pastor, the Rev. Peter C. Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow at Montoursville Cemetery, Montoursville. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions in memory of Mr. Harold LaRue Plont, Sr., may be made, if so desired, to either The Gatehouse Hospice, c/o Providence Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa 17701 or Calvary Baptist Church, 42 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, Pa 17701 - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 18 Feb. 2008
REED - Harold H. Reed, age 94 of Campbell, died on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at Founders Pavilion. He was born on November 2, 1913 in Campbell, the son of the late Homer and Bertha (Cody) Reed. He married Gladys L. Benjamin on October 25, 1933 in Riverside, New York. She predeceased him on January 29, 1998. Mr. Reed was a Green Sand Molder, employed by Ingersoll-Rand from 1941 until his retirement in 1975, a member of Campbell United Methodist Church, member of Bath VFW Post 1470, and a member of the Local Union 313, IUE-CWA, in Painted Post. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during WWII from 1943 to 1945. He was a loving husband and father, an avid hunter who enjoyed traveling, camping, country music and square dancing. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Nancy A. and Jonathan D. Schy of Williamsburg, VA, granddaughter Leah Schy of Williamsburg, VA, sisters: Bessie Folts of Corning and Shirley Pearsons of Savona, and several nieces and nephews. Along with his wife, he was also predeceased by a sister Esther Kashmer of Bath. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 East Pulteney Street, on Friday, February 22, 2008 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00am. Interment will be Saturday at Chapel Knoll Cemetery, in Painted Post. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association-Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.- Corning Leader, 20 Feb. 2008
SHILLING - Gwen A. Meyer, 84, died Saturday, February 16, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, at the home of her daughter and son in law Holly and George McKay, with whom she lived, at 418 South Howard Street, South Williamsport. Kenneth E. Meyer, Gwen’s husband of 50 years preceded her in death on July 18, 1993. Born in North Bend, August 1, 1923, she was the daughter of John T. and Louise Wetmore Shilling. Gwen had worked as a nurses aid at the Williamsport Hospital and also did private home care. Her family and Peanut, her cat, were the highlights of her life and she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and doing crafts. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church and a former member of the South Williamsport Senior Citizens. Surviving, in addition to her daughter Holly, are daughters Sharon (Jim) Karnes and Joyce Denius, both of city, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, with another expected, and her brother John W. Shilling, of Cogan Station. The funeral service will be Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. from the Messiah Lutheran Church, W. Southern Ave. and Howard Streets, South Williamsport, with the Rev. Maurice C. Frontz III, officiating. The visitation will be Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA. 17701. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary Ltd. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 18 Feb. 2008
SMITH - Maud E. Smith, 93, of Muncy, died Thursday, February 14, 2008, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Her husband of 48 years, Howard E. Smith, died October 16, 1987. Born November 8, 1914, in Muncy Creek Township, she was the last surviving child of Frank and Margaret (Foust) Smith. Maud was the oldest surviving member of Clarkstown United Methodist Church. She was a baker for the former Cherie Restaurant in Muncy and a waitress for Hurr’s Restaurant (now Main Street Grille) in Muncy. Maud retired from Muncy Valley Hospital, where she worked in the kitchen. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Patsy Keebler of Hughesville and Clifford and Martha Keebler of Seminole, Florida; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Robert Smith of O’Brien, Florida; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Benton, Frank and Gene Smith; and her sister, Ruth Meckley. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19, at Clarkstown United Methodist Church, 3117 Clarkstown Road. Officiating will be her pastor, the Rev. Henry E. Gable. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends will be received at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 15 Feb. 2008
SNYDER - Donna L. Marshall, 55, of 1573 Kinley Road, Cogan Station, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at Williamsport Hospital. Donna and her husband, James E. Marshall, celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on Nov. 20, 2007. Donna was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. Born May 2, 1952 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Donald C. and Eva Juanita Smith Snyder. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Benjamin D. Marshall of Cogan Station; a daughter, Amber L. (Ahmed) El Gamal of Reading; a brother, Michael J. Snyder of Trout Run; sisters, Linda M. (Leland) Baker of Williamsport, April L. (Franklin) Leisey of Richland, Gail D. (Bryan) Barto of Lake Mills, Iowa; and a granddaughter, Allyssa N. Rennicks of Reading. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, 2100 W. Third St., with Pastor Timothy R. Kinney Sr. officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Montoursville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Health Foundation, Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Center, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. Thessalonians 4-14. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 23 Feb. 2008
SNYDER - Matilda R. "Tillie" Moulthrop Snyder Keagle, 93 formerly of Stiles St., Painted Post, died Friday, February 22, 2008, at Absolut Care of Three Rivers. She was born May 14, 1914, in Riverside, NY the daughter of Joseph and Mattie (Mc Elwee) Snyder. She married JJ Moulthrop who predeceased her and later married Fred Keagle who predeceased her. Tillie was a graduate of Painted Post High School. From 1930 to 1933 she played basketball with only six girls on a team and games were played using only half the court. Girls basketball was often over looked by sports writers at that time, even though the Painted Post girls teams in 1931-1932 and 1933-1934 claimed the Steuben County championships. Tillie was one of the teams top players and undefeated, the only team in the schools history to go through a season without a loss. Her talents as a basketball player earned her the distinction of being the first woman inducted in to the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. Tillie had a love and fascination for horses. She rode her first horse on her grandparent's farm in Hornby. Her Aunt later bought her a horse and she rode in the horse shows they had at the Horseshoe Corral Club in Riverside. She won many of the ribbons in the 1945 show. Tillie retired from Corning Glass Works A Factory in 1979, where she worked as a Secretary in the Printing Department. Her secretarial assignments offered her opportunities to work closely with the National Secretary's Association. She later served as President of the local and state chapters. After retirement she began taking up hobbies in ceramics, sports, golf, bowling and knitting. She spent a lot of her time volunteering. As a teenager, she won first place five years in a row at the State Fair for the sweaters she knitted. Tillie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Painted Post, Ladies of the Moose and Widow of the Elks. She is survived by a daughter, Kay A. Hively of Corning; grandchildren Nichole Satterly and Chuck Hively of Caton; great grandson, Nathan Riesbeck of Caton; sister-in-law, Janice Snyder of Campbell; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Percy, Elmer and John Snyder. Family and friends are invited to call at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm. Funeral services will follow calling hours at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Gary McCaslin officiating. Interment will be in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. - Corning Leader, 23 Feb 2008
SOLES - Timothy N. Soles, age 32, of Bath, NY died Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. He was born August 25, 1975 in Hornell, NY, the son of Thomas and Linda Walters Soles. He was a 1994 graduate of Haverling Central School. He worked as a Mechanic and Installer for Pool and Spa World of Big Flats and formerly worked at Mercury Aircraft. Timothy enjoyed being with and helping his family. He was a great father to his daughter always attending her school functions. Survived by his parents Thomas and Linda Soles of Bath; his daughter, Rebekkah Soles of Bath, NY; three sisters, Linda (Dexter) Gleason of Bath, NY, Jennifer (Tige) Salisbury of Bath, NY and Wendy (Todd Smith) Soles of Wayland, NY, paternal grandmother, Mary Soles of Bath, NY, maternal grandfather, Richard (Betty) Walters of Bath, NY, maternal grandmother, Esther (Lee) Alexander of Beverly Hills, FL, seven nieces and nephews, many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call on Monday February 25th from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath, NY. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 26th at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Reverend Jeff McDowell officiating. Burial will be in the Nondaga Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas and Linda Soles for Rebekkah Soles, 6465 Dixon Road, Bath, NY 14810. - Corning Leader, 22 Feb. 2008
STIMMEL - Anna M. Solomon, 86, of 2119 Blair St. Williamsport died Tuesday February 19, 2008, at the Gatehouse. Anna was born in Lewisburg on April 19, 1921, a daughter of Roy and Sarah Kuhns Stimmel. Anna had been employed at the former Penn Garment Co. Her husband, James F. Solomon, Jr. preceded her in death on April 27, 1986. Surviving are five children Nancy L. Fullmer of Allenwood, Linda M. Horn of Trout Run, Carol A. Solomon of Williamsport, James F. Solomon III of Williamsport, Susan K Lichter of Montoursville, 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and a sister Mabel Oyster of Sunbury. Funeral services will be held Saturday 12 noon at Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Rd., Williamsport with her niece Betty Blyler officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10:30am to noon on Saturday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd. 3rd floor, Williamsport, PA 17701. Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St. is handling the arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 21 Feb. 2008
STONE - Fred Stone - (1918) Springfield has been officially reported missing in action in France. He was a son of Layton Stone and the husband of Gertrude Harkness Stone whom he married two months before he left for camp.
STOVER - Jean D. Howard, 72 of 1958 Lycoming Creek Rd. died peacefully Monday, February 18, 2008, at the Williamsport Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Jean was born in Williamsport March 6, 1935, a daughter of William Charles Jr. and Margaret Rae Fiester Stover. She was the owner and operator of the former Modern Beauty Salon and had been a den mother for Cub Scout Pack 3, and a Girl Scout leader. Jean enjoyed playing cards with her grandchildren, knitting, crocheting, reading, working on puzzles and most of all, she enjoyed good conversation with family and friends around the kitchen table. Her husband, Charles W. Flick, preceded her in death on January 9, 1964. Surviving are her husband, Gilbert Howard; five children, Robert Flick of Shermans Dale, Charles Flick Jr. of Montgomery, Margaret Miller of South Williamsport, Betsy Jones of Stillwater, Clinton “Hank” Howard of Williamsport; eight grandchildren two; great grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, William Stover of Williamsport, Donna Ward of Roaring Branch, Alice Burkholder of Hughesville, Janice Wright of Williamsport, and Gary Stover of South Williamsport. A funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home with Chip Derr officiating Friends may call at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St., Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. n lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to James V. Brown Library, 19 East Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 19 Feb. 2008
STRYKER - Jeffrey Allen Stryker, 48, of 1132 Charles St., Williamsport, died suddenly at home on Tuesday, February 19, 2008. Jeff was born in Williamsport on September 7, 1959, a son of the late Reynold W. Stryker and Jean I. Stones Stryker. He was a 1977 graduate of Williamsport High School, had worked in Denver for 12 years and returned home two years ago to live with his mother. Surviving, in addition to his mother, with whom he lived, are a sister, Leslie at home, a brother, Mark and his wife Trudy of Jersey Shore, three aunts and many cousins. There will be no services and Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 21 Feb. 2008
SWALES - Boyd L. “Butch” Swales, Sr., 62, of Muncy, died Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born October 8, 1945, in Williamsport. He was a son of the late John and Mabel Herriman Swales. Butch retired in 1997 from PennDOT after having worked there for 26 years. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Montgomery and enjoyed playing Blue Grass music, hunting and fishing. Surviving are two sons, Boyd L. Swales Jr. of Picture Rocks and Jonathon L. Swales of Allenwood; two daughters, Samantha A. Green of Benton and Shirley M. Blass of Muncy; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Butch was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley M. “Sis” Winder and a brother, Floyd R. Swales Sr.A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fairview Cemetery, Unityville with the Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 21 Feb. 2008
TAYLOR - Mrs. Josephine (Jo) T. Herfort, 85, of 5 Ross Street, Williamsport, died Thursday, February 21, 2008, at The Gatehouse Hospice at Divine Providence Hospital. Mrs. Herfort was a member of the United Churches of Oxford, New York. Josephine lived at Oxford, New York, for 51 years and most recently lived at Williamsport with her son for the past year. For over 20 years, Mrs. Herfort was a member of the Oxford (New York) Lions Club. She was a Melvin Jones Fellow. While at Williamsport, she had been a member of the Rapasz Band, the Imperial Teteque Band of the Scottish Rite Consistory, Valley of Williamsport, and a member of the Jersey Shore Town Band. Mrs. Herfort had been employed as a newspaper reporter for the Oxford Review Times and the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin. Mrs. Herfort was preceded in death by her late husband, Richard A. Herfort, in 1984. Born April 10, 1922 at Greenwich Village, New York City, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Walker and Josephine Wilson Taylor. She was the last member of her family generation. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Ronald Alsum of Friesland, Wisconsin; her son and daughter-in-law, Philip W. and Cheryl D. Herfort of Williamsport; and her three grandchildren, Anthony P. Herfort of Washington, D.C., Katrina M. Herfort of New York City, and Constance Alsum of Madison, Wisconsin. Funeral and memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date at Oxford, New York. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions in memory of Mrs. Josephine T. Herfort may be made, if so desired, to The Repasz Band, 117 West Hills Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, 804 West Diamond Avenue, Suite 210 Gaithersburg, MD, 20878, or to The Gatehouse Hospice, c/o Providence Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport, is assisting the family with the local arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 23 Feb. 2008
TILLOTSON - Paul David Tillotson, 70, died at Genesis Health Center on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. He was born in Lodi, NY on Nov. 18, 1937. He graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1956. He is survived by wife of 47 years, Terry [Paradis]; three daughters, Pamela Lethcoe, Kelley Martin, Dawn Haag; five grandchildren, Matthew Bennett, Samantha Martin, Delaney Lethcoe, Hunter Haag, Allie Haag; one great-grandchild, Ariana Bennett; two sisters, Roberts Dixon, Sherry Brooks; two brothers, Robert “Skip” Tillotson, Bill Tillotson; two sons-in-law, Jeff Haag, Eugene Lethcoe; mother-in-law, Mildred Paradis. He was surrounded by loving relatives on both sides of the family, especially his brothers-in-law, Robert, Paul and Ed Paradis; and sisters-in-law, Carol, Janet, and Susan. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Doris Tillotson; and sister, Viola “Tillie” Gorda. Paul retired from the United States Army after 20 years of service in 1978. He served in France, West Point, NY, Dugway Proving Ground, Utah; two tours in South Korea; Berlin, Germany; Vietnam, Hanau, Germany; and ended his career at APG [Aberdeen Proving Ground], MD. During his military career he was an accomplished chef, mess sergeant, and club manager. After his military retirement Paul owned and operated the Towne House Restaurant in Aberdeen for 25 years. He was an avid boater and a member of the Gunpower Neck Boat Club at APG Edgewood for 30 years. He was a member of the Aberdeen American Legion and a life member of Aberdeen VFW. A memorial service will be held at William c. Brown funeral Home in Aberdeen, MD from noon until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. - Mansfield Gazette, 20 Feb. 2008
TORPY - Patrick J. Torpy -Forced to Use Hand Car as Hearse. Because Patrick J. Torpy, 45 years old, who died last night in Peekskill, resided in a home inaccessible to highways, an undertaker had to use a railroad handcar to move the body. Torpy, a former railroad foreman, lived for years in a residence on the roadbed of the New York Central Railroad cut through the foot of Anthony’s Nose Mountain.
VASTINE – R. Ella Vastine (Mrs. Abner T.) Griffith – for thirty nine years a resident of Bradford County, most of the time of Leona, died at the family home, Leona Terrace, last Saturday morning in her 77th year. Mrs. Griffith came from Chester County and was a woman of much force of character and usefulness. Her husband survives and nine of their fourteen children. The living are Thomas H. and Abner E. of Duluth, Minn.; E. Aston of Minneapolis; R. Roy of Des Moines, Iowa; William C. and Eliza H. Aiken and Alice G. Ziegler of Philadelphia; Mary Z .and Rebecca M. of Troy, Pa. Funeral services were held at the home in Leona at 2 Tuesday afternoon and at the Presbyterian church at Coatesville at the same hour on Wednesday. Interment was at Coatesville.
WALLACE - Richard H. Wallace, 72, of 24 Marick Park Drive, North Hornell, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008.He was employed by Agway in Greenwood, was a self-employed farmer in Greenwood and was employed by Stephens Auto Supply in Hornell. Survivors include his son, Mark Wallace of Greenwood; daughter, Laurie Wright of Ontario, N.Y. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Bishop and Johnson Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at Saint Mary’s Church, Rexville. Burial will be in Saint Mary’s Churchyard Cemetery, Rexville.- Corning Leader, 20 Feb. 2008
WALLIS - Doyle L. “Sonny” Wallis, age 63, who resided in Clarkstown, died at the Muncy Valley Hospital, on Saturday, February 16, 2008. He and his wife of 42 years, the former Anita Steinbauer, were married on November 13, 1965. Doyle was born in Muncy, PA, on November 27, 1944, a son of the late Fordythe C. and Clara E. (Stackhouse) Wallis. Doyle was a veteran and attained the rank of Sergeant in US Army, serving with Troop B., 2nd. Squadron, 4th. Calvary, 4th. Armored Division, between 1961-1964. He was a certified welder and over the road truck driver, who drove coast to coast for Classic Carriers, formerly T.L. Miller in Bloomsburg. He would often stop in Belle Fourche, SD, to visit and help his friend, Keith Franke, who he met in the US Army, work on his family farm. He was a member, and past Commander, of the American Legion, Roland Ritter Post 268, Muncy, in 1994. He earned the title of “Commander of the Year”, that year in Lycoming County. He was also instrumental in the charter of the Sons of the American Legion at that post. He attended the Clarkstown United Methodist Church, enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR, and was most noted for his saying, “I’m just a ridin and a glidin”. When home, he enjoyed spending time with his family and playing with his grandchildren. Doyle is survived by his wife Anita, with whom he lived, two daughters; Bobbie L. Wallis (David A. Crum) of Manteo, NC, Melissa A. Wallis (Todd M. Modispaw) of Muncy; three grandchildren, Heidi A. Crooks, Tyler D. Crum and Todd M.W. Modispaw; three brothers, Duane R. Wallis of Duboistown, Guy L. Harriman of Unityville and Sylvan Harriman of Sonestown. He is predeceased by a sister, Mabel P. Swales. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, at 11 a.m., at the Clarkstown United Methodist Church, with his pastor, Rev. Henry E. Gable, officiating. Friends will be received at the church on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.. A veteran’s tribute will be observed following the memorial service, accorded by combined veteran’s organizations. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that contributions be made in Doyle’s name to the Clarkstown United Methodist Church, 3117 Clarkstown Rd., Muncy, PA 17756, or the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, PA 17756. McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville, is entrusted with the funeral arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 18 Feb. 2008
WILSON - Nancy L. Scott, 66, of RR 3, Mifflintown (Mexico) peacefully died at 10:10 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at the Gatehouse Hospice Unit, Williamsport with her family at her side after a long, valiant struggle with a brain tumor. She had been residing with her daughter Carolyn Beckley and family in Montgomery during the past year. Born May 1, 1941 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Merle and Goldie (Adams) Wilson. Her husband, Thomas W. Scott, died April 16, 1998. She is survived by two children, William M. Scott and wife, Leslie of Broomall and Carolyn Scott Beckley and husband, Jason, of Montgomery; five step-children, Linda Scott Mandra and husband, Thomas, of Nashua, N.H., Thomas B. Scott and wife, Barbara, of Laconia, N.H., Karen A. Scott of Owls Head, Maine, Robert G. Scott and wife, Marion, of Collingswood, N.J., and Barbara Scott Hoffman and husband, James, of South Park, Pa.; two brothers, Merle Wilson, Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz. and Melvin Wilson of Lewistown; one sister, Betty Hockenberry of Shiremanstown and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Wilson. She was a 1959 graduate of Lewistown High School and worked as a secretary for John Groninger, Inc. She was a very active member of Mexico United Presbyterian Church and she enjoyed homemaking, cooking, sewing and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown with Pastor Crystal M. Lyde and the Rev. Oliver Wagner officiating. Interment will be in Adams Cemetery. There will be a viewing Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Gatehouse Hospice Unit, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 23 Feb. 2008
WRIGHT - Ethel W. (Wright) Price, 86, of Williamsport, departed
this life surrounded by her family on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at Sycamore
Manor. She was the wife of the late Curtis T. Price who had died April
6, 1992. Ethel was born on February 22, 1921 in Petersburg, Virginia, and
was the daughter of the late Reverend Samuel J. and Carrie B. (Berry) Wright.
She was a graduate of Phillipsburg High School and attended the Wilber
Force University in Ohio. She was a former Clerk Supervisor of the Montoursville
State Police office and retired in 1989. Ethel was the oldest member of
the Bethel AME Church where she was the pianist for many years. She was
a member of the Eastern Star, Mayflower Chapter #18, served as District
Deputy Grand Matron, member of the Stewardess Board, American Business
Women’s Association, United Churches of Lycoming County, Church Women’s
United, and was the last member of JADEMS- Past Matrons Council. She had
also served on the Board of Directors of the former Bethune Douglas Community
Center. Ethel is survived by two sons; Curtis J. Price, Jr. of Upper Marlboro,
MD and Allan Lee Price “Lee” of Williamsport, one daughter; Dolores P.
Harris of Williamsport, five grandchildren; five great grandchildren, five
great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by; one
brother; Ernest Wright and one sister; Narvis Davis. The funeral service
will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2008 at the Bethel AME Church,
600 Hepburn St., Williamsport with the Reverend Kenneth A. Burnett officiating
the services. There will be a public viewing 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the
Allen and Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport. There will
also be a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church on Friday. Burial will
follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.- Williamsport Sun Gazette,
18 Feb. 2008
? MILLER Isabel C.
Age 99, of 540 Maple Street, Big Flats, NY, died Tuesday, November 20, 2007, in Corning, NY. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara and George Haar of Corning, NY; son-in-law, Joseph Amoroso of Honeoye Falls, NY; granddaughters, Mary Amoroso of Honeoye Falls, NY, Martha and Pierce Ryan of Syracuse, Cathleen Haar of Cattaraugus, NY, Margaret Claire and Bob Sikora of Northport, FL; grandsons, Steven Amoroso of Hillendale, CA, and George and Ruthie Haar of Cayuta, NY. Mrs. Miller was laid to rest Saturday, November 24, 2007, at St. Mary's Mausoleum, Corning, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/27/2007.
? NAPLES Dorothy M. “Dottie” Naples died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. She was a nurse. Survivors include her husband, R. Joseph Naples; two sons, Joseph A. Naples and Robert Naples; and a daughter, Elaine Rittler. Calling hours are from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Miller Funeral Homes, 3325 Winton Road South, Rochester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at St. Louis Church, 64 Main St., Pittsford. Burial will be Friday in Mt. Cavalry Cemetery in Cheektowaga.- Corning Leader, 18 Feb. 2008
? VOORHIS Alice - Alice (Mrs. Greeley) Voorhis died Tuesday morning at the family home in Waverly, aged sixty-three years. She was a prominent worker at the Methodist Episcopal church at Waverly and the Order of the Easter Star of that village. The decedent is survived by her husband, Greeley Voorhis, and a daughter, Mrs. Anna Adams of Elmira. The funeral will be announced later.
Hello, Joyce: (June 2017)
I came across Alice Voorhis's obituary which lacked her maiden name, so I thought I would provide the following:http://www.joycetice.com/clippings/tcobt322.htm
WATSON, Alice - Alice (Mrs. Greely) Voorhis died Tuesday morning at the family home in Waverly, aged sixty-three years. She was a prominent worker at the Methodist Episcopal church at Waverly and the Order of the Easter Star of that village. The decedent is survived by her husband, Greely Voorhis, and a daughter, Mrs. Anna Adams of Elmira. The funeral will be announced later.
Her maiden name was Alice "Allie" C. Watson, daughter of Theodore Watson and Mary Philindia Brooks. She was born 17 Dec 1859 in Springfield Twp., Bradford County, PA, and married Greely P. Voorhis on 30 Mar 1886 (see www.joycetice.com/bradsby/bio1255.htm).
Alice is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, Tioga, NY. On her headstone, her name is spelled "Allice," and her year of birth is given as 1861 (1900 Federal Census states she is 40 years old and born Dec 1859). She and Greeley adopted a child, Anne T. (born Oct 1885) who married Mr. George Andrews of Canton, PA (I don't know anything about a Mr. Adams, but I have little information on Anne).
The following is her lineage: Joseph Brooks, Sr. & Jemima Shaylor>Wakeman Brooks & Anna Ely>Milton Brooks & Sarah Ann Brainerd>Mary Philindia Brooks & Theodore Watson>Alice "Allie" C. Watson & Greely P. Voorhis.
I am a Brooks descendant and researcher.
Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do to make information available regarding families from Bradford, Tioga, and Chemung Counties.
Lynne B. Howell