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.
CONROY - Miss Delores A. Conroy, 54, of 1325 Scott Street, Williamsport, died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at The Gatehouse Hospice of Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. Delores was a member of the graduating Class of 1972 of the Williamsport Area High School. She had been employed as a nurses’ aide at Valley View Nursing Center. She had also served as a Recreational aide. Born November 14, 1953 at Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Lynch Conroy. Surviving are her sister, Mary L. Conroy of Williamsport and her two nieces, Jennifer L. Conroy and Heidi A. Conroy, both of Williamsport. In addition to her late parents, she was also preceded in death by her late brother, Joseph Conroy. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, The Rev. Dr. J. Morris Smith, Shepherd of the Streets, Williamsport., will officiate. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. The family respectfully declines to receive floral tributes and suggests that contributions in memory of Miss Delores A. Conroy, may be made, if so desired, to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 175 Pine Street, Suite No. 101, Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 24 May 2008
CORBETT - Theresa A. Burgess, 55, of 383 S. Pine Run Rd., Linden, died Friday, May 16, 2008 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born August 17, 1952 in Williamsport a daughter of Clarence and Blanche Harris Corbett, Jr. Theresa worked in Customer Service for Springs Window Fashions. She was an animal lover, and a supporter of the S.P.C.A. She is survived by two sons, Chris D. (Marion) Burgess of Duboistown, and Jason W. Burgess of Lancaster; a daughter, Heather E. and her fiance Craig Feerrar of Avis; a brother, Chuck (Patricia) Corbett of Montoursville; two sisters, Cynthia (George) Collister of Muncy, Colleen (Howard) Eckard of Cogan Station, and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Richard W. Miller officiating. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 May 2008
Wellsboro Agitator - May 4, 1932
Daniel Crance, aged 85 years, a former resident of Westfield, took his own life recently by hanging himself at his home in Andover, N.Y. He was born May 28, 1846, at Westfield, Pa., and lived the early part of his life in that section. He was twice married, to Ruth E. Youmans, of Troupsburg, and after her death to Mrs. Nora Clark, of Andover, who died in 1926. One son, DeMonte Crance; one sister, Mrs. Rodelphia Lambert, of Coudersport, and two brothers, William Crance, of Westfield, and Roy Crance, of Michigan, survive.
DAVIS - BAKER, Deanna L. (Davis) [SRGP 83022]
Age 58, of Mansfield, PA, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born on October 18, 1951 in Jersey Shore, PA, Deanna was the daughter of Donald L. and Edith B. (Hacket) Davis. She was the owner and operator of a sweeper business. Deanna is survived by one son, Roy R. Baker, Jr. of Wellsboro, PA; her mother, Edith Davis of Mansfield, PA; three brothers, Keith Davis of Morehead, KY, Albert Davis of Williamsport, PA, James Davis; her former husband, Roy R. Baker, Sr. of Blossburg, PA; and three grandchildren, Malinda Sue Baker, Kirsten Jean Baker and Keaton Donald Baker. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 23, 2008, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following calling hours at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/22/2008. [Lived in the Min Fethers place in Elk Run - Sullivan Township]
DICELLO - Joseph A. Dicello, age 98, of 750 East Bald Eagle Street, Lock Haven, PA, died, Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Lock Haven Hospital ICU. Born March 19, 1910 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Angelo and Josephine Rizzo Dicello. Joe had attended Saint Agnes Elementary School and Lock Haven Sr. High School. Mr. Dicello was employed by the City of Lock Haven, The City of Lock Haven Water Department and retired in 1975 from Piper Aircraft in the Maintenance Department. Mr. Dicello was a member of the Saint Agnes Catholic Church. He was a 3rd degree member of the Lock Haven Knights of Columbus Council 1774 and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Assembly 1945 of State College. He was a proud and loving grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play baseball for the K of C and sat at the 3rd base line; having never missed a game. Survivors include (2) daughters: Mary Jo Bloom of Williamsport and Lucille and her husband, William Baney Jr., of Lock Haven. (5) grandchildren: David J. and Susan A. Bloom of Williamsport. William E. Baney III and his wife Carla of Lock Haven, Joseph A. Baney and his wife Twila of Flemington and Catherine (Cathy) Gedon and her husband George of Lock Haven. (7) great-grandchildren: Elizabeth and William (Willie) Baney IV, Michael, Kristen, and Kelly Gedon and Megan and Kevin Bloom. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Merrill J. Bloom, (1) brother and (3) sisters. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m. in the Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Celebrant will be Jozef Kovacik of the Saint Agnes Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Saint Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Lock Haven. There will be no visitation. Memorials will be accepted to the Saint Agnes Catholic Church through the funeral home. The Yost-Gedon Funeral, 121 West Main Street, Lock Haven, PA is in charge of the arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 24 May 2008
DUFF - Edith J. Sovinsky, 87, of Waverly, died Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born May 20, 1920 in Warren, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Edith Evans Duff and John Duff and mother of the late Patricia Biondolillo. Edith was a resident of the Valley her entire adult life. She attend St. James Church Blessed Trinity Parish in Waverly. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and sewing and especially loved her cat. She loved her volunteer work at Tioga Nursing Facility and worked as a nurse’s aide at Tioga General Hospital. Surviving are: her loving husband of 67 years, Francis Sovinsky, at home; her daughters, Jean Sovinsky of Albany, N.Y. and Sandy (Edward) Bloss of Athens; her seven grandchildren, Dana (David) Fowler, Randy Lewis, Sarah, Gregory, and Kevin Bloss, Christine (Jim) Zades, and James (Karen) Biondolillo; and five great-grandchildren. Edith is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins as well as many dear friends. Edith was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be very missed by all. A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of the service. Those wishing to do so may direct memorial donations in Edith’s name to Stray Haven, Waverly. - Sayre Morning Times, 19 May 2008
ENNIS - BEACH, Walter
Age 93, of Cayuta, NY, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Homestead Nursing Facility in Penn Yan, NY. He was born in Town of Cayuta, NY on November 18, 1914, the son of Heman and Meekia (Whitbeck) Beach. Walt served in the US Army during WWII in Europe. Upon discharge he built a garage that later evolved into Beach's Diner, his trademark for 50 years. He drove school bus for Van Etten and Spencer-Van Etten Schools. He was the Superintendent of Highways for Cayuta for about 12 years. He was a member of the Van Etten-Spencer VFW Post #8139. Walt is survived by two sisters, Violet Stackhouse and Marjorie Harriger, both of Cayuta; many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers, Herbert, Leland, Stanley, Wilson, Elmer; and a sister, Edith Allen. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at 8 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. before the service. A graveside service will be Thursday, May 29, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Ennis Cemetery, Route 224, Cayuta, NY. Memorials may be directed to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Preemtption Road, Geneva, NY 14456. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/27/2008.
FASSETT - Darby Ethan-Loyd Fassett 22, son of Daniel and Lyssa Fassett, 105 Lost Lake Dr., Groton, MA, died of accidental causes Wednesday May 7, 2008 at his temporary residence in Hadley, MA. A graduate of Groton-Dunstable High School, he was attending the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and beginning his senior year of studies as a journalism major. A former employee of O’Naturals in Acton, MA, he was currently employed at the Whole Foods Market in Hadley, MA. He belonged to the First Parish of Groton, but was also closely affiliated with the First Religious Society in Carlisle. His passions in life were many. They included weather-tornados, politics (an Obama supporter), journalism, camping and hiking, writing poetry, playing and listening to music. He loved playing basketball and all sports and was an avid Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots fan. Loyd was predeceased by his one sister, Wreath Rose, and is survived by his parents, Dan and Lyssa Fassett of Groton, grandparents John and Violet Gowland of Winterhaven, FL and Jane Black of Allston, MA. He is the grandson of the late Robert Fassett of Meshoppen, PA, and is survived by many relatives in that area. His memorial service was held at the First Parish Church in Groton, Wednesday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m. and was followed by informal celebrations at the Groton Grange on Champney St. in Groton. An after-dark drumming circle was held on the Mountain Lakes Club field near the Fassett home on Lost Lake Drive. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Darby Fassett Memorial Fund, North Middlesex Savings Bank, 489 Main St., Groton, MA 01450. These funds will be directed to drug and alcohol awareness abuse programs in Groton and at the University of Massachusetts. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 22 May 2008
FEIG - Stephen Harry Feig, 61, died on Friday, May 16,
2008 at his home. He was the husband of Jacquelyn A. (Nola) Feig. A time
of fellowship and sharing to honor Stephen’s life will be held from 6 to
8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at Saint Boniface Catholic Church, 326
Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to
the Allen & Redman Funeral Home, Inc., 331 Elmira St., Williamsport,
PA. Stephen is survived by his wife Jacquelyn, his daughter, Amy M. Kepler
of Montoursville, and his two grandchildren, Mark A. Dunlap and Brittany
Stephen was preceded in death by his son Anthony M. “Tony” Feig, who died on July 1, 2000. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Stephen’s family to defray the funeral costs. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 May 2008
FIELDS - Leona M. Coudriet, 86, of 124 Brandon Place, Williamsport, died May 17, 2008 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born April 14, 1922 in Alba, PA, the daughter of LaVerne and Ruth Tillison Fields. Leona retired as a waitress, was a member of the Greenview Alliance Church, and loved jigsaw puzzles. She was predeceased by her husband, John H. and a son, Thomas. Leona is survived by a son, John H. (Sandra) Coudriet, Jr. of Williamsport; two daughters, Roxy A. Coudriet and Connie L. (Daren) Getty both of Williamsport; a sister, Pauline Studzik of Michigan; four grandchildren, Daren E. Getty II, Michele L. (Brent) Buckwalter, Stephanie L. (Charles) Best, and Jennifer A. Marchese; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday May 22, 2008 at the Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, with the Rev. A. Andrew Beare officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 May 2008
FISHER - David H. Fisher, 53, of 2185 Windy Ridge Road, Cogan Station, died unexpectedly, Sunday, May 18, 2008, at home. Born in Jersey Shore, January 7, 1955, he was the son of Clifford and Katherine Campbell Fisher. Dave and his wife Laurie Cassidy Fisher and their sons operate the family farm. He was the fourth generation Fisher to run the farm. After graduating from Jersey Shore High School in 1972, he earned an Associate Degree in Business from WACC, (Pennsylvania College of Technology). Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his sons, Matthew David (Lisa) of Montoursville and Jacob Daniel and Jared Luke, both at home, sisters, Nancy E. Fodor of Dover, NH and MaryAnn Kovach of Hampstead, NH, and brother Floyd E. Fisher of Goodyear, AZ. The funeral service will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, with burial in State Road Cemetery, Cogan Station, immediately following. The visitation will be Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Sanders. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 22 May 2008
FORREST Jerry L.
Age 67, of Athens, PA, died on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital. Friends and family may call on Friday, May 30, 2008, from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 10 Park St., Towanda, PA 18848; or to the American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health Center Annex, 65 E. Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/28/2008.
FRY - Florence F. Seybert, age 94, of Cape Coral, Florida, died May 12, 2008, at home. She was born, in Fairfield Township, on December 5, 1913 to Herbert and Stella Gilbert Fry. Her husband, Gerald L. Seybert, died February 23, 1996. Florence was an avid bowler, continuing to bowl into her eighties. When not bowling, she crocheted and tatted. She is survived by a daughter, Stella M. Vaughn, Mesa, AZ; a son, Donald L., Cape Coral; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and a brother, Paul A. Fry, Montoursville. Florence was preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Lilian, and a son, Gerald Lewis, Jr. and by her sisters, Elverda Weaver and Gladys Long and her brothers Grant, Clyde and Max. Her ashes will be interred in Wildwood Cemetery next to her husband and daughter later this year. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 19 May 2008
GUERNSEY - Dorothy Lillian Guernsey Lake, 94, of Binghamton, formerly of Beaver Dams, died Saturday, May 24, 2008 in Johnson City. She was a retired teacher and librarian. Survivors include three sons, Harold A. Lake of Binghamton, Howard C. Lake of Guilford, and Ronald B. Lake of Kirkwood; a daughter, Elsie Lockhart, of Binghamton. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at William R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 88 Chapel St., Windsor. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sunshine Valley Wesleyan Memorial Church, Pastor Jake Robinson officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Central Valley Cemetery, Hornby. - Corning Leader, 24 May 2008
HALSTEAD - LITTEER, Mrs. Alice Irene Halstead
Age 74, of 24456 J.D. Drive, Locust, North Carolina 28097, died at 11:27 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2008, at her home. Born November 27, 1933 in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Dorothy Forquet Halstead. She was educated at and was a Retired Director of Financial Affairs at Stanly Community College. She was a member of Encounter Christ Church and she also volunteered her time and service at the Britthaven Nursing Center. She was married to the late Everette Charles Litteer, who preceded her in death December 10, 2005. Other survivors include one son, Thomas Didio of Locust, NC; one stepson, Mark Litteer of Albemarle, NC; two daughters, Desiree Allyn of Branson, MO, Michele Melton of New London, NC; two brothers, Neil Halstead of Bentley Creek, PA, Dwight Halstead of Buffalo, NY; one brother preceded her in death, Bud Halstead; three grandchildren, Brigette Kimmer, Curtis Allyn and Alan Didio; four great-grandchildren. Her funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Stanly Funeral Home Chapel, Albemarle, NC. Pastor Jimmy Williams will officiate and the burial will be in Hanlon Hill Cemetery, Centerville, PA, at a later date. The family will receive friends after the service at the Encounter Christ Church, 520 Lois Lane, Albemarle, NC. Memorials: Encounter Christ Church, PO Box 881, Albemarle, NC 28002. Stanly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HARKENRIDER - Teresa M. Harkenrider Congdon, 96, of McAuley Manor, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008. She was a former Elmhurst Dairy employee. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Congdon of York, and Ann Marie Shaw of Rochester; a son, Joseph Congdon of Manchester, Conn., a sister, Anna McCormick of Canisteo. Calling hours are 2-6 p.m. June 5 at Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home Inc., 285 Main St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. June 6 at St. Ignatius Loyola Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fremont. - Corning Leader, 24 May 2008
HAWTHORNE - Josephine H. Bailey, age 83 died Friday, May 17, 2008, at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, Pa., where she resided. Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Josephine’s service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 p.m., with Reverend Francis Montgomery officiating. She was born Feb. 1, 1925 in Canton, Pa., daughter of the late Charles and Laura Rundall Hawthorne. Josephine was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting and found joy in making several crocheted items for residents in the Bradford County Manor. Her memberships included the United Methodist Church of Troy and the West Burlington United Methodist Church. Survivors include: her daughters, Marcia Larson and Gerry Blach of Durango, Colo., Valerie and John Benjamin of Troy, Pa.; her son, Robert Bailey of Troy, Pa.; four grandchildren, Tina Wisel, Laurie and Mike Brown, John and Sherri Benjamin, Tressa Brown; nine great-grandchildren, Jamie, Todd Alisha, Maureen, Bryant, Aaron, Kody, Kendra and Chase; her brother, Dean Hawthorne of Gant, Ala.; sister-in-law, Jessie Hawthorne of Canton, Pa.; special cousin, Margaret Billingsley of Troy, Pa.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her husband, a brother Robert Hawthorne and infant brother Charles Hawthorne predeceased her. RKW Towanda Daily Review.
HENDERSHOT - Mr. William J. Hendershot, 71, of Bender Road, Muncy Valley, died Thursday, May 15, 2008 at his home. Mr. Hendershot was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He was a retired professor of mathematics. Born December 8, 1936 at Williamsport, he was the son of the late Frank T. and Olive Haines Hendershot. Surviving are his wife, Wanda L. (Calvert) Hendershot, his two sons, Heath A. Hendershot of Trumbull, CT, and Seth C. and his wife, Mari Hendershot of Dalton, his two sisters, Rochelle Vanbuskirk of Montoursville and Connie Hendershot of South Williamsport, and his brother, Frank T. Hendershot, Jr. of Nisbet, and his five grandchildren, Jericho Hendershot, James Hendershot, Autumn Joy Hendershot, Calvert Hendershot, and Olivia Hendershot. Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. The family respectfully declines to receive floral tributes. The family of Mr. William J. Hendershot suggests that contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 May 2008
HILLS Jason P.
(September 24, 1975 - May 23, 2008)
Of Shepherd, formerly of West Branch and Ocala, FL, age 32, died suddenly at his home. He was born on September 24, 1975 in Ocala, FL. Survivors include his mother, Terry Hills of West Branch; his father, Steven P. (Rita) Hills of Ocala, FL; brothers, Jonathon J. (Jennifer) Hills of Sault Sainte Marie, MI, Gregory P. (Courtney) Hills of Bay City, and Bruce M. Bordeau of Saginaw; a stepbrother, Johnny Sagan and a stepsister, Nesha Salser, both of Ocala, FL. Also surviving is his fiancée, Tricia Sabatini of Shepherd, MI; Jason's grandmother, Evelyn Hills of Ocala, FL; two nieces, Abigal and Genevieve Hills; and Aunt Shirley and Uncle Ben and his favorite Uncle Jack Fletcher of Mt. Morris. Jason graduated from Ogemaw Heights High School in 1994 and was attending Mid-Michigan Community College. Jason was a devoted Detroit Pistons' and Detroit Lions' fan. Jason was always fun-loving and caring and this legacy will always live on. The family will be receiving friends at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home, West Branch, on Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. from the funeral home with burial at Brookside Cemetery, West Branch. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/27/2008.
IVERSEN - Robert Michael Iversen, 63, of Fourth St., Athens, died Tuesday morning, May 20, 2008 at his home. Born April 17, 1945 in Norwalk, Conn., he was the son of the late Jack and Betty Daugherty Iversen. On Sept. 26, 1964 married the former Mary Jane Strang. He is survived by: his wife, Mary Jane Iversen, at home; his daughters, Heather Iversen at home, Dawn Iversen and Marie Johnson of Athens; his granddaughter, Erica Iversen of Athens; three sisters; several nieces, and nephews. Services will be private. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral, Sayre, is assisting Robert’s family with arrangements. - Sayre Morning Times, 20 May 2008
KAPRAL - Mary L. Harzinski 87 years of 346 West First St., died Wednesday May 21, 2008 at her home. She was born March 10, 1921 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late John and Anna Stasinski Kapral. A lifetime resident of Corning and graduate of Corning Free Academy. Mary and Chester Harzinski were married July 9, 1951 in St. Patrick’s Church, Corning, NY. Chester predeceased her on January 30, 2007. Over the years she has been employed with Corning Inc., Corning Free Academy, the Corning Flower Shop and The Fanny Farmer Candy Shop. Her Market Street employment earned her the title as the Ambassador of Good Will of Market Street. She loved people, lived for others and received much joy by helping others. Her secret of keeping in touch with others (even during failing health) was her long chats on the “phone”. Mary was a loving and devoted wife, mother and sister and was very proud of her family. Surviving her Sons, Robert (Rosary) Harzinski of Rhinecliff, NY, William (Julie O’Neil) Harzinski of Liverpool, NY and her loving care givers Richard (Rebecca) Harzinski of Corning, NY. Granddaughters, Amanda and Haili Smithler. Sister, Helen (James) Warunek of Corning, NY. Sisters in law, Regina Harzinski and Bernice Kapral both of Corning, NY. Several Nieces and Nephews. Also loving friends and care givers, Betty Ott and Kris Stewart. She was predeceased by brothers, John and George Kapral and sisters, Anna Butchko and Sue Kerschensteiner. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Saturday May 24, 2008 from 9-11am. A Funeral Service and Committal Prayers will follow at the funeral home at 11:00am. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Mary’s name to: Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY 14830. - Corning Leader, 22 May 2008
KARSTETTER - Anna Mae Probst, 92, formerly of 334 W. Church St., Lock Haven, died at Susque-View Home on May 18, 2008. Born in Booneville on Jan. 29, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Home and Edna Mae Hartman Karstetter. Anna was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Lester Goodman, and her second husband, Kenneth Armstrong Probst, and three children, Allen and Dennis Probst and a daughter, Karen J. Kulak. She attended Sugar Valley schools and worked at the Carey McFalls in Montoursville, also Piper Aircraft in Lock Haven and at the Woolworth’s Five and Dime Store in Lock Haven. Mrs. Probst was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lock Haven and enjoyed teaching Sunday School. Her hobbies were selling Avon, crocheting, taking walks and solving The Express cryptoquote. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle and Mabel, and three brothers, Richard and twins Clarence and Torrence. Survivors include three sons, Jack and his wife, Janice Goodman of Williamsport, Daryl G. and his wife, Becky Probst of Lock Haven, and Gary K. and his wife Linda Probst of Lock Haven; seven grandchildren, Keith, Todd, Joshua, Zack, Chris, Elizabeth and Matt. Funeral services for Anna M. Probst will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, with lay minister William Felmlee of First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Booneville Evangelical Cemetery. Family and friends will be received in the funeral home Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials will be accepted to the First Baptist Church through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 May 2008
KLINE - Harold “Jack” Kline, known by many as Juggy, died very early Sunday morning at Geisinger Medical Center after being admitted Wednesday afternoon. Jack was born May 12, 1923 and was the only child of Frank P. Kline and Helen Welliver Kline. In 1941 Jack went to work for Bell Telephone Co. as an installer. He took a leave in 1942 to join the Coast Guard. In 1946 he resumed employment with Bell Telephone. It was then that he met Zonia Coval and they were married in 1947. They had a son and a daughter. In 1967, he received a promotion and moved to Montoursville. Jack retired in 1978, and he and Zonia enjoyed their retirement years. When Zonia became ill, they moved home to Bloomsburg to be near their daughter. Zonia preceded him in death in 2005. Jack will be missed and remembered by his surviving family members, son, Frank Jack Kline of Mazama, Washington and daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Jim Patterson of Bloomsburg. He is also survived by grandchildren, Douglas Patterson and Rachel Patterson Loden and six great grandchildren. Juggy’s memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church, Bloomsburg, followed by lunch in the Fellowship Hall. Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Allen Funeral Home. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions, if desired, can be made either to the Columbia County Traveling Library, 15 Perry Ave., Bloomsburg, Pa., or the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 345 Market St., Bloomsburg, Pa 17815. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 May 2008
KURFIS - William "Bill" Kurfis, age 57, of Bowling Green, Ohio died on Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Heartland of Perrysburg, Perrysburg, Ohio. He was born on Sept. 4, 1950 in Perrysburg, Ohio, to Russell and Lilla Belle (Gentry) Kurfis. Bill married Carol Jones in Bowling Green, Ohio on June 27, 1972, and she survives. He was employed as an advertising representative at The Sentinel Tribune, Bowling Green, Ohio for 27 years and then worked at The Daily Review as a advertising director in Towanda, Pa. Bill was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, Pemberville, Ohio, past member of Bradford County, Pa. Chamber of Commerce, Lion's Club Towanda, Pa., Blue Lodge Wood County F&AM No. 112 Masons, Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, Past President Downtown Bowling Green Business Association, Past Marketing and Fund Raising Chair Black Swamp Arts Festival. Survivors include: his wife, Carol Kurfis of Bowling Green, Ohio; son, Jayson (Nicole) Kurfis of Chicago, Ill.; sisters, Mary McClain of Stony Ridge, Ohio, Kay (Lloyd "Bud") Albright of Luckey, Ohio, Judy (Donald) Price of Gibsonburg, Ohio; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at the Marsh Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at First United Presbyterian Church, Pemberville, Ohio, where there will be additional visitation from 10 a.m. until time of services. Officiating will be Rev. Jim Miller. There will be a bereavement luncheon held at the church immediately following the committal services at the cemetery. Interment will be in Troy Twp. Cemetery, Luckey, Ohio. Those giving a memorial may wish to consider American Diabetes Association or First United Presbyterian Church, Pemberville, Ohio. - Towanda Daily Review, 21 May 2008
LeBARON - Chester LeBaron of Binghamton, NY died at his home on Saturday, May 17, 2008, after a short illness, with his loving wife, Mable, at his side. He is predeceased by brothers, Roy A. LeBaron and Arthur W. LeBaron; his first wife, Dorothy Edith Forbes and their infant son; two grandchildren and his second wife, Louise Farnam LeBaron. Survivors besides his wife, Mable, include two daughters and son-in-law, Elaine Huff, Binghamton, Sharon and Richard Wigfield, Sr., Dover; three grandchildren, Kimberly Maher Shaw, York, Sean Patrick and Noelle Civello Maher, Brian Forbes Maher and his wife, E. Stefani Moon, Philadelphia; two great-grandchildren, Ashley Rose Shaw and William Robert Shaw, II, York; stepchildren, Sharon and Robert Thomas, Pennsylvania, Douglas and Joyce Gray, Binghamton, Roberta Spencer and her family, Eugene and Nancy Wood and family; brothers-in-law, Roger and Nancy Forbes, Frank and Gloria Forbes, Walter Baker, Waterloo, NY; sisters-in-law, Hilda Bennett, Wyalusing, Shirley Baker, Laceyville, Betty Baker, Laceyville. Born Sept. 24, 1918 in Binghamton, he was the son of Archie LeBaron and Blanche Huntley LeBaron. Chester worked for Binghamton Gas Co. before joining the Army in 1942. He served in WWII with the 728th Ordinance Co., attaining the rank of sergeant and received the Middle Eastern Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal before his discharge in 1945. He worked for Columbia Gas. Co. in Binghamton, Pittsburgh and Walton, NY. After retirement, he was employed by Binghamton General Hospital. He enjoyed writing, reading and playing music. His instruments included the saxophone, trumpet and trombone, which he played in many Triple Cities bands over a 50-year period. He was a dedicated father and mentor to his children and stephchildren. His warm smile and kind, gentle manner will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at the Vestal Center United Methodist Church, with pastor Roger L. Frederick, officiating. Those wishing, may kindly consider memorial contributions to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 22 May 2008
LEE - John “Jack” Lee, III , 70, of Roaring Branch, PA died while surrounded by family on May 19, 2008 at The Gate House in Williamsport. Jack was born on Dec. 12, 1937 in Ralston, Pa., a son of Lillian (Jones) Lee and the late John A. Lee, Jr. He was a 1955 graduate of Canton High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. On Aug 29, 1959, Jack married Claudette Berube in Grand Falls New Brunswick, Canada. Jack was the owner of Landon’s Tire and Garage in Canton for many years. Most recently he enjoyed being semi-retired and remained involved in the business. He was a member of Ralston’s St. Aloysius Catholic Church. A founder and member of Mill Hill Manor Hunting Club of Roaring Branch, he also was active with the Antique Auto Club of New Brunswick. Other memberships included the Wheel Inn Club in Roaring Branch and Canton Moose Lodge No. 429. Times spent with his family were most important. He and Claudette loved taking many trips in their motor home. Jack enjoyed hunting, especially with his grandsons. He also was a big fan of NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon. In addition to his mother, Lillian, of Roaring Branch, surviving are his wife of 48 years, Claudette, children; John (Chris) Lee and Renee (Greg) Williams, all of Roaring Branch, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, siblings; Shirley Smith of Williamsport and Paul Lee of Texas, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father and his brother, Robert Lee. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on May 24 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Ralston. Burial will be private. Donations in Jack’s name may be sent to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or to The Gate House, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting with arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 21 May 2008
LEVANOWITZ - STOCUM, Coral
Age 62, of 138 Taber St., Blossburg, died Friday, May 23, 2008. Born January 22, 1946 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Walter E. and Ada B. Levanowitz. Coral married Donald Leroy Stocum on October 4, 1961. She was a housewife and foster parent. She was Methodist by faith and a member of the Arnot Sportsman's Club, VFW Women's Auxiliary and the Blossburg Council. Coral was a loving wife, mother, and sister who left this world way too soon. She was a devoted mother to many foster children, and she had a way of making everyone feel special. She was very proud of her large family and community and those who knew her for even a short time loved her. She traveled extensively and enjoyed sharing her many adventures. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter "Eddie" Levanowitz; and brother, Walter Lee. Survivors include her husband, Donald Leroy Stocum; children, Donald James Stocum, CA, Tawny Marie Meenan, AK; mother, Ada Beatrice Levanowitz; sisters, Marylou Minor, Florence Gail Moore, Robin Lynn Owens, and Elaine Levanowitz; brothers, Lawrence, Gerald, Robert, Joseph, and Richard Levanowitz; grandchildren, Laci Stocum, Lindsay Stocum, John Meenan, Joshua Meenan, Michael Yeary, and Michaela Yeary; and a foster son, Shane Hobbs. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be from the funeral home Monday, May 26, 2008, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Berg of the Mansfield United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, American Cancer Society or to Laurel Home Health Hospice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/24/2008.
LEWIS - Gladys E. Lewis, 83, of Williamsport, died Sunday, May 18, 2008 at the Williamsport Hospital. Gladys retired from both the Muncy Correctional Institution and the Lycoming County Prison. Born Jan. 16, 1925 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Howard and Olive Davis Lewis. Surviving are a son, H. A. (Tony) Lewis and his wife, Sabrina of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, Howard Lewis Jr. of Darlington, SC; grandsons, Michael and Jeff Lewis; a great granddaughter, Kiana and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. Dr. J. Morris Smith officiating. The family will provide the flowers and suggests donation to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 May 2008
McMULLEN - Guy H. McMullen, 47, of 1820 Shiffler Ave. Williamsport, died Monday, May 19, 2008 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. He and his wife Wendy L. (Sturm) McMullen would have celebrated 20 years of marriage on June 18th. Born December 28, 1960 in Pottstown, he was a son of Herbert C. McMullen of Gibraltar and Joanne (Somogyi) Reider of Reading. He was a 1978 graduate of Twin Valley High School and a 1984 graduate of Mansfield University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He was employed at Brodart for 20 years, where he currently was product manager. Guy was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, the Community Theatre League and the Mansfield University Alumni Association. He enjoyed bowling. Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are three children Vincent J., Benjamin A., and Emily M. McMullen all at home, a step-mother Nancy McMullen of Gibraltar, three sisters Kathy Phillips of Fruitland Park, Fl, Susan Mork of Tamarac, FL, Connie Binkley of Manheim, a brother Timothy McMullen of Elizabethtown, and maternal grandmother Anna Yeager of Pigeon Forge, TN. He was preceded in death by his step-father H. Robert Reider. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St. Williamsport, with the Rev. Eric L. Deibler officiating. Memorial contributions in Guy’s name may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church or The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 21 May 2008
MEEHAN - Michael G. Meehan, 59, of Fritz Station Rd., Montgomery, died Saturday, April 5, 2008. He was born July 29, 1948, in Muncy, a son of the late Gordner W. Meehan and Mary (Feaster) Meehan of New Columbia. Mike graduated from Montgomery High School in 1967. He was a US Army veteran, serving two tours in Vietnam. He was employed by Great Dane Trailers, Danville. Earlier in life, he had worked for Muncy Homes, and was employed for over 20 years as a carpenter doing home construction. In addition to his mother Mary, he is survived by a daughter & son-in-law, Candy and David Eberlin of Allenwood; a brother & sister-in-law, Gary D. and Julia Meehan of Watsontown; and two sisters & brothers-in-law, Sharon G. (Meehan) and William Lee of Montoursville and Kathleen A. and Robert Ebright of Allenwood. A “Celebration of his Life” will be held Saturday, May 24 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Club Youth Center, New Columbia, where military honors will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friends and family are welcome to attend. The Lions Club Youth Center is located approximately 3.7 miles on left, out White Deer Pike from White Deer exit off Route 15. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 21 May 2008
MORSE Leland H. "Lee"
Age 99, of Rock Stream, NY died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, in Montour Falls, NY. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday (May 31) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Research, Rochester Rehabilitation Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Leland was born January 15, 1909 in the town of Irwin, NY, the son of the late Lee and Martha "Addie" Cody Morse. On November 4, 1951 in Bath, NY he married the former Rose E. Groves. They moved to Twin Silo Farm on Rte. 14A in 1957 and farmed until 1963. In 1964 he accepted a position operating heavy equipment with the Schuyler Co. Highway Dept. They moved to Reading in 1969, and he retired in 1975. In his spare time "Lee" enjoyed cutting firewood, and always had a love for horses and playing his harmonica. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rose E. Morse at home; three daughters, Mary Jane Trank of Horseheads, Grace Ann Dunn of Watkins Glen, and Martha Jean (Charles) Thorpe of Bennettsburg, NY; five sons, Guy William (Nancy) Morse of Elmira, Garry Cody (Corin) Morse of Bath, Larry Gene (Mary) Morse of Bennettsburg, Michael Wayne (Toni) Morse of White Plains, MD, Samuel Lee (Katina) Morse of Rock Stream; 27 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Mearl Morse of Coopers Plains, and Clarence (Joyce) Morse of Campbell; two sisters, Mary Wise of Waynesboro, PA, and Ethel Jann of Painted Post; many nieces, nephews, and in-laws. He was predeceased by three brothers, Claude, Floyd, and Norman Morse; and two sisters, Flossie Preston and Anna Crowl. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/27/2008.
NILES - PRICE, Vada Eloise Niles
90, of Wellsboro, died May 26, 2008 at home. Vada was born May 28, 1917 in Catlin Hollow, the daughter of the late Harry and Nellie Rouse Niles. She moved to Elmira as a young child and attended schools there. She graduated from Cortland State Teacher's College in 1939, moved to Wellsboro, and married Charles Price in 1940. Vada was executive secretary of the Tioga County Red Cross from 1943 to 1949, substitute teacher in Wellsboro Grade School from 1950 to 1951, volunteered at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital for many years, and retired in 1984 from Citizens & Northern Bank as corporate secretary. She had served as an officer for the Potter-Tioga Banker's Association, the Tioga County Unit of the American Cancer Society, and the Green Free Library. She was of the Methodist faith. Survived by daughters, Lynn Errico (Elwin Roosa) and Charlene Locke (Ken Short); five grandchildren, Louis (Amy) Errico, Christina Greene, Cheryl (Jeff) Watson, Melissa (Chris) Knouse, and Gregory (Amy) Locke; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Josie Knapp; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; great-grandson, John Marshall VanDusen; brothers and sisters, Laurence Niles, Thelma Stafford, Glenn Niles, Boyd Knapp and Doris Payne. She was a wonderful mother, Grandma and "Grammy" to her family and will be greatly missed by all of them. There will be no visitation at the request of the deceased. Private services at the convenience of the family, officiated by Darwin Cranmer. Family will provide flowers. Donations may be made to Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 32-36 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/28/2008.
NUSS - Stephen Dale Nuss, age 54, died peacefully in his home
in Bradenton, Florida in early May. Born September 25, 1954, he was the
son of the late Grant and Jane (Whitmire) Nuss, Muncy. Dale graduated from
Muncy High School, Muncy, Pa in 1971 and worked at the Skat Gas Station,
and then Smith Truck Lines until 1980 when he moved to Florida. He worked
in various restaurants until he settled into Wal Mart in 1998. He was a
member of the Jaycees for 15 years and was a member of the Moose Lodge
for several years. Dale liked taking pictures, enjoyed his new home, his
motor scooter and working with wood. Dale is survived by three brothers,
Grant (Laurie) Nuss, Cape Coral, Florida; James (Connie) Nuss, Muncy, Pa.;
Joseph L. Nuss, Watsontown, Pa.; and two sisters, Katherine (Elvin) Strayer,
Allenwood, Pa. and Mary M. Hoffman, Muncy, Pa. He is also survived by numerous
uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held privately in PA at the convenience of the family. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 May 2008
OLIVE - POTTER, Elizabeth O. (Olive) "Betty"
Age 92, and a 24 year resident of Bethany Village, longtime resident of Painted Post and Bath, died on Wed., May 21, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born Oct. 5, 1915 in Arlington, MA to the late William Sr. and Edith (Fowler) Olive. Betty was a graduate of Keuka College and McGill University. She was a language teacher for many years in the Corning area. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter W. Potter in 1982; a brother, William M. Olive Jr.; and sister, Ruth Dechert. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Linda Potter of Corning, NY; grandson, Richard Alan Potter Jr. of Fairfax, VA; granddaughter, Carolyn Elizabeth (Timothy) Price of Ft. Worth, TX; great-grandson, Andrew Timothy Price; and several nieces and nephews. Betty enjoyed travel and family outings. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads, a member of the United Methodist Women, member of Order of Eastern Star, Garden Club, Retired Teacher Association, Organ Club, and a Hospital Chapter Volunteer. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, from 10-11:00 a.m. where her service will follow at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment service will follow in Chapel Knoll Cemetery in Coopers Plains, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Betty with memorials to First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY, 14845; or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY, 14830. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. The family expresses special appreciation to Dr. Lambert, Cindy Ellis and 4D nursing staff at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/23/2008.
QUILLINAN Elton H.
Age 72, of Elmira, NY. He was born August 3, 1935 in Binghamton, NY, son of the late Grover and Eva (Draper) Quillinan, and died Monday, May 19, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his brother, Grover, on December 31, 2007; and is survived by his nieces and nephews and their families, Patty Ann Quillinan of Elmira; Kathleen and Frank Ludu of Wellsville, with children, Ryan and Keara; Maureen Quillinan of Elmira; Mary and Ray Somers of Gillett, PA, with daughters, Elizabeth Quillinan and Jennifer Somers; John and Karin Quillinan of Cicero, NY; James and Patty Quillinan of Huntersville, NC, with children, Leah and Matthew. Elton retired from Tool Tech in Rochester as a machinist. It was his request that all 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 5/22/2008.
PAULHAMUS - Harry J. Paulhamus, 87, of 2861 Jobs Run Road, Anthony Township, died Saturday May 17, 2008 at the Williamsport Home. He and his wife, the former Lois A. Ulmer observed their 63rd wedding anniversary on Oct. 20, 2007. Harry was self employed as a fifth generation Farmer and retired from the former E. Keeler Company in 1985 after 13 years of service. Harry was a member of the Pine Run United Methodist Church, a past President of the Lycoming County Sunday School Association, a former Board of Director and member of the Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association and the Evangeliaires Mixed Gospel Quartet for 40 years. Harry was a 1938 graduate of Williamsport High School, a charter member of the High Rock Hunting Club in Trout Run, enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, bowling and spending time with his family. Born March 26, 1921 in Anthony Twp., he was the son of Earl R. and Miriam D. Waltz Paulhamus. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Wayne L. (Joyce) of Jersey Shore; Eldon L. (Carol) of Cogan Station; Rev. Kenneth E. (Loretta) of Watsontown; daughters, Phyllis J. (Jim) Lockcuff of Jersey Shore; Cathy M. (Glenn) Smith of Watsontown; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. with the Rev. Wayne L. Hepler and Pastor Scott R. Koser officiating. There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in State Road Cemetery, Cogan Station. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions may be made to Pine Run United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 25 Scenic View Drive, Linden, PA 17744. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 May 2008
PERSUN - Charles I. Persun, 61, of 7419 ST RT 184, Trout Run, died Monday, May 19, 2008 at Manor Care, Jersey Shore, following a lengthy illness. Charles and his wife, the former Kathryn J. Reed observed their 35th anniversary, Sept. 8, 2007. Charles retired in 1999 after 33 years with PennDot, was a member of the First Church of Christ Disciples and enjoyed farming and plowing snow. Born March 4, 1947 in Williamsport, he was the son of Carl D. and Edith A. Beach Persun. Surviving besides his wife, are his mother of Williamsport; sons, Charles I. Jr., Kevin L. and Curtis R. all at home and Kyle L. (Tabitha A.) of Cogan House; a brother, Mark D. (Ann B.) of Sommerset and a sister Elizabeth A. (Rodney K.) Miller of Berwick. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. R. Kenneth Weiss officiating. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday. The family will provide the flowers and suggests donations to the memorial fund of the church, 1250 Almond St., Williamsport. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 May 2008
RICHARD F. RANDALL, 56, of 325 Chirlton Point, Montoursville, formerly of the 1400 block of Memorial Ave., died Tuesday, February 4, 2003 in the Williamsport Hospital. Born November 18, 1946 in Williamsport, he was a son of Harry C. and Fae Hahn Randall. He was a 1964 graduate of Williamsport High School and an accounting graduate of Williamsport Area Community College. Dick retired after 25 years of employment with Bethlehem Steel. He was an Eagle Scout and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow. A former softball player, he coached baseball at the Original Little League. He enjoyed painting, woodcrafting, and crossword puzzles. Surviving are his wife, the former Susanne Colt, whom he married Aug. 17, 1968; his mother, of city; daughter Melissa Kelly of Carbondale; two sons, Matthew of Cogan Station and Michael at home; two grandchildren, Tyler and Megan; and two brothers, Harold of Harrisburg and Jeffrey of city. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., with the Rev. Francis L. Pauselli officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at Sanders’ from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Submitted by: firstname.lastname@example.org Williamsport Sun-Gazette - February 7, 2003
RICHARDS - Robert Norman Richards, age 75, died at Woodside Village in Grand Forks, ND, after a long illness. Bob was born in Sunbury, PA, on August 18, 1932, the son of Norman and Dorothy Richards. Over the years, they lived in Sunbury and Williamsport, PA, San Francisco, CA, and Philadelphia, PA. They eventually settled in Williamsport, where Bob went to high school and excelled in track and field and football. He graduated in 1950 and went on to study at Princeton University in New Jersey. While there, he majored in history and played varsity football. He finished college in 1954 and enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia. In February 1957, he met Marie Stoeffler and they were married on August 10 of the same year. They were married in St. James Methodist Church by Marie’s dad, the Reverend Dr. F. Ernest Stoeffler. Bob graduated from medical school in 1958, and went on to the Guthrie Clinic and Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, where he did his internship and orthopedic residency. In 1962, he went to the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, WI, for an additional year of surgery. There, he practiced until he came to Grand Forks to join the Orthopedic Clinic in 1968. He joined the Grand Forks Clinic where he practiced until his retirement in January of 1994. Bob’s health declined over the following years, as he suffered from Lewy Body Disease. We have lost him – our love, father, grandfather, and friend. During his lifetime, his patients and family were always uppermost to him and he will be sorely missed. Bob and Marie had a very special love for each other over the years of their marriage. All four of his sons made him so proud. He seldom missed any activity in which they were involved. Fishing trips to Canada were the highlights in his life. His grandchildren were extra special and always made him happy and proud. Bob was an avid reader of history, philosophy, and poetry. He always had a dictionary and an atlas at his side while reading. He had a passion for classical music, including Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart. Music flowed through his home always. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Dorothy Richards. He is survived by his loving wife Marie; 4 sons and daughters in-law and 12 grandchildren. Jeff (Sherry), grandchildren, Jessica and Eric Sosebee, Stancy, and Jed of Amarillo, TX. Norman (Sue,) grandchildren, Sam, Tom, and Fred of Madison, WI, Steve (Adelma), grandchildren, Christian and Isabela of Atlanta, GA, Daniel (Holly), grandchildren, Ethan, Alexandra, Haden and Lauren of Grand Forks, ND. He is also survived by his sister Barbara (Kenneth) Adams of Winchester, VA., and his many cousins, nieces, and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008 in Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks, ND. The family will receive guests for the hour before the service in the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be directed to Valley Memorial Home Woodside Village or the Alzheimer’s Association. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 19 May 2008
ROBERTSON - Marjorie Olmsted Morgan, 96, a former resident of Waverly, died Sept. 29, 2007 after a brief hospitalization while a resident of an assisted living community in Nyack, N.Y. Interment was postponed due partly to illness of an elderly survivor and frozen cemetery grounds. Marjorie was predeceased by her parents, Wilson D’Elton and Nellie Mae Robertson Olmsted, and her three brothers, Burgess McCoy, Mortimer Edgar, and Wilson D’Elton II, all of whom are interred in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly. She is survived by: nephews Richard L. Olmsted of Avon, Conn., Wesley J. Olmsted of Waverly, Paul E. Olmsted of Federal Way, Wash., and their families; nieces Elizabeth A. Olmsted Bixby of Towanda, Diana L. Olmsted Poole of Livingston, Texas, Jackie Olmsted Nichols of Columbia Crossroads, Patty Olmsted Emerson of Fullerton, Calif., Roseann Olmsted Bailey of Palm Desert, Calif., and Marguerite Olmsted of Candor; and several great-nephews and -nieces and their families. A family memorial service will be celebrated at Waverly United Methodist Church Tuesday, May 20 at 10 a.m., followed by interment in the Olmsted family plot in Glenwood Cemetery. Marjorie was born march 2, 1911 in Adena, Ohio. In 1922 the family relocated to Waverly, where Wilson Sr. was employed as a grain mill superintendent for Kasco Mills. Although Marjorie had been declared ill at birth and was told she might not survive to age 20, she, under the care and tutelage of her mother (a certified normal school teacher), managed ultimately to graduate from high school, earn two college degrees (a B.S. at Syracuse Univ. and an M.Ed. at Columbia Univ.), establish herself as a teacher in private and public schools, and retire as a director of food services for the Nyack public school system. During World War II she served for a time as an inspector for a military aircraft fabricator on Long Island, N.Y.. Wishing to remain active for a while longer after her retirement, she joined a Nyack-based insurance company for six years, retiring again at age 80, this culminating an overall 57-year employment experience. True to her multi-faceted aspirations, Marjorie was a member of a Soroptimist Club, an international club for business and professional women working to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities. Loving flowers, she was a garden club member. Loving music, she was also a member of a morning music club and enjoyed piano playing as an avocation. Living not far from New York City, she was a patroness of ballet, opera, and philharmonic performances at Lincoln Center. - Sayre Morning Times, 19 May 2008
ROCHE - BANKS, Lottie J.
Age 90, of Elmira, NY, died at home on Wednesday, May 21, 2008. She was born in Elmira, NY on September 25, 1917 to the late Walter and Agatha (Kowal) Roche. Lottie was predeceased by her sisters, Nellie Blaine, Bernice Misnick and Stella George. Survivors include her nephews, Michael George of Elmira, Charles (Judy) George of Buffalo, Robert (Beverly) George of Pine City and Jack Blaine of Elmira; niece, Sandra Blaine of Elmira; several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, John Misnick of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 23rd, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.
ROY Gerald Mitchell
Son of Albert Jr. and Daisy May Mitchell Roy, died on April 22, 2008 in LaBelle, FL. Born February 27, 1916 outside Elmira, NY on the family farm, he attended schools in Wellsburg, NY and Union, NJ. Besides farming, he owned or partnered several businesses in New Jersey and New York. He leaves his wife, Ruth Mosher Roy; and children, Elizabeth Roy Wade, LaBelle, FL, Robert (Rhonda) M. Roy, Idaho, Thomas (Ann) A. Roy, Wisconsin, George (Nancy) R. Roy, New York; two nephews, Richard (Carol) G. Roy, New Jersey, and Clinton (Marie) C. Roy, Pennsylvania. There are 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. There are also many cousins. A Memorial Service was held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, LaBelle, Florida on May 3, 2008. Ashes interred at a later date in Athens, Pennsylvania. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/25/2008.
RUSSELL - TRAVIS, Jean A.
Age 65, of Horseheads, NY, died December 9, 2007 at Bethany Manor with her loving family by her side. Jean was born on the Benjamin Homestead in Lounsberry, NY, June 18, 1942. She is the daughter of Gardner K. and Alta B. Russell. Jean was predeceased by her father, Gardner K. Russell. Survivors include her mother, Alta B. (Fran Look) Russell; sisters, Frederica (Stan Dobromil) Smith, and Lena (Richard) Krebs; son, Rodney (Carol) Travis Jr.; daughters, Nancy (Brian) Farren and Pamela VanHouten; grandchildren, Brent (Doty) Travis, Michael Travis, Renee' Travis, Jeffrey Travis, Jeffrey and Shelby Yehl; five great-grandchildren; one niece and three nephews; special friends, Norm (Carolyn) Bellinger and Claira. Jean was employed by Wegmans Markets and was retired from P&C in Southtown Plaza and Trayers. Her life enhanced many and her pleasures included internet cards, time with family and friends and her Coca Cola classic memorabilia collection. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 12th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, December 13th, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Elmira with Father Jeff Tunnicliff as celebrant. Interment to follow in Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, NY. Special Thanks to Bethany Manor staff with particular heartfelt to Jeff, Lucille and Virginia. Also special thanks to Wegmans staff in Elmira on Clemens Center Parkway.
SHEETS - Carl E. Sheets, 69, of Hughesville, PA, died at his residence, on Monday, May 19, 2008. He was born in Hughesville on July 3, 1938, a son of the late Frank and Velma (McComb) Sheets. Carl attended the Hughesville High School before enlisting in the US Navy. While in the Navy, he was a certified US Navy Diver, for several years, before retiring after 20 years of service. After his Navy retirement, he worked as a service engineer for various companies and retired from Elliott Turbo in Pittsburgh, PA. Carl is survived by his wife, the former Nancy A. DeWire, with whom he would have celebrated 25 years of marriage this July 1st. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children; Brian (Annette) Sheets of Montoursville, Rick (Anita) Sheets of Hughesville, Staci (Edward) Barto of Hughesville, Steven (Tina) Sheets of Sweedsboro, NJ, and Vicki Sheets of Hughesville. He is also survived by four step-children; John (Cindy) VanBuskirk of Boonesboro, MD, Mark (Michele) VanBuskirk of Gainesville, GA, Mary (Chris) Albano of Alpharetta, GA, Ruth (Woodrow) Fry of Hughesville, one sister; Anne (Gary) Brelsford of Muncy, and twenty grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Friday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water Street, Hughesville, with the Pastor Chris Coakley, pastor of the Central Baptist Church, Williamsport, officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 7-9 PM. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Carl’s name to the Salvation Army, 457 North Market Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 21 May 2008
SPALLA - On the evening of Wednesday, May 21, 2008, Canton resident Virginia Mae (Spalla) Swart died peacefully at Troy Hospital. She was 95 years of age. Born Jan. 1, 1913 in Carnegie, Pa., she was the daughter of Agnes and Michael Spalla. Virginia attended school in Washington, Pa., and was employed for twenty-five years as a sales clerk with Lang's Department Store in Washington. On Oct. 6, 1932, she was united in marriage to Lindsay Swart in Wheeling, W.Va., and they made their home in Washington, Pa. During the following years, Virginia served her community in many capacities. She volunteered at the Washington Senior Citizen's Center, helping to provide hot meals at the Center, as well as for the Meals-on-Wheels program. In her retirement she enjoyed traveling and organizing and participating in trips with friends and members of the Senior Center. Virginia was a member of the Church of Christ, (Disciples of Christ) in Washington until she moved to Canton in 1994 to be close to her family. She is survived by: her daughter, Barbara Peterson, formerly of Wyalusing, Pa., now of Canton, and grandchildren and their families; granddaughter, Kathy (Peterson) and Ron Trowbridge of Wyalusing and their family Brent and Beth Trowbridge, Erica (Trowbridge) and Aaron Kuzmick and their son, Andrew Kuzmick, Meghan Trowbridge and Ben Kershner; granddaughter, Barbara (Peterson) and Steve Williams of Canton, and their family Katie (Peterson), Bill, Evan, and Lindsay Garber, Kenny and Rhonda Williams. Karl "Tiger" and Gina Peterson of Camptown and their family Jon Peterson and Kate Feato, and Joe Peterson, Missy (Peterson) and Greg Sola of Garland, Texas, Becky (Peterson) Mark and Nicholas Bilinski of Downington, Pa., Mike and Karen (Bloss) Peterson of Lititz, Pa, and Alex and Alan, Keith and Dina (Manley) Peterson of Ephrita, Pa., and Kathy, Kelsy and Keegan, and Kevin and Alyssa Peterson of Hershey, Pa. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Aina Molnar as well as several nieces and nephews. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lindsay, a sister Rose Shively and brother Joseph Molnar. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton. Service will be at 4 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Schmidt officiating. Internment will take place Friday in the Washington Cemetery, Washington, Pa., with a viewing in the Washington Mausoleum Chapel from 1 to 1:30 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions in Virginia's name be directed to your local SPCA or Humane Society in recognition of her love of cats and dogs. - Towanda Daily Review, 23 May 2008
SUTRYK - SAXE Mary Sutryk
Age 81 of 36 Orchard Drive Big Flats, NY formerly of Bath, NY and Horseheads, NY died on Sunday May 25, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mary was born February 28, 1927 in the Town of Bradford, New York the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Wzalik Sutryk. She was a graduate of Savona High School Class of 1945. Mary married her husband, Robert Walter Saxe, on January 17, 1953 and he pre-deceased her on April 21, 2003 after 50 years of marriage. She and Robert had lived in Bath, NY for over 40 years. She was also pre-deceased by her five brothers John, Cashmire, Anthony, Theodore, and Charles Sutryk. Mary was a retired telephone operator for New York Telephone/Verizon in Bath, NY and Corning, NY with over 30 years of dedicated service. She was a devout Catholic praying The Rosary and attending St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Mary loved her family and friends and cherished the time spent with them especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Saxe is survived by her loving and devoted children James T. and Sharon Saxe of Big Flats, NY, Barbara A. Waskuvich of Horseheads, NY, and Peter and Adele Saxe of Deltona, Florida; five grandchildren: Robert Wassel, Michael Saxe, Amber Saxe White & Charles White, Jaime Saxe, and Theresa Waskuvich; seven great-grandchildren: Robby Wassel, Connor Wassel, Alexandra Saxe, Kristofer Saxe, Michael Saxe, Benjamin Saxe, and Cameron White; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday May 28, 2008 from 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Basil's Church in Dushore, PA on Thursday May 29, 2008 at 1 PM. Mary will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Robert in St. Basil's Cemetery in Dushore, PA. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Mrs. Saxe through memorials to The Big Flats Volunteer Fire Department Maple Street & Palmer Road Big Flats, NY 14814, Meals on Wheels of Chemung County 150 Fox Street Elmira, NY 14901, or The Southern Tier Association for The Visually Impaired 719 Lake Street Elmira, NY 14901. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to The Big Flats Volunteer Fire Dept., The Arnot Ogden Medical Center Staff especially the ICU Staff, The Chemung County Public Health Visiting Nurses especially Lisa, and her Physical Therapist, Monica. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/28/2008.
SZUCS, Joseph, Sr.
82, of Montour Falls, NY, died at his home on Friday, May 23, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Veronica; his sons and daughter-in-law, Joseph Jr. and Elena Szucs, Montour Falls, Steven Szucs, Romania; and his grandchildren, John and Andrea Szucs, Stefan Szucs. Joseph was born in Romania on May 17, 1926, the son of Josif and Elisaveta Szucs. He worked throughout his life for the government farms in Romania, until 1981, when he and his family immigrated to the United States to escape communism and start a new life from nothing. Joseph and his family settled in Lockwood, NY, and started their family farm, later moving to Montour Falls in 1998. He was always deeply devoted to providing for his family, so that they could all have a better life than he. As his life revolved around agriculture, Joseph would simply enjoy walking through the fields of his family farm, watching the corn grow, surrounded by the beauty of nature. A Funeral Service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, 3670 Waverly Rd., Owego, NY, on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., with Father Vasile Godenciuc presiding. Burial will follow in North Barton Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit prior to the service on Wednesday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/25/2008.
THIERWECHTER - Glenn B. Thierwechter, 30, of Wellsboro, formerly of Lewistown died Friday, May 16, 2008. Born May 4, 1978 in Wheeling, W. Va., he was the son of David and Rebecca Cross Thierwechter. He married Christina Ennis in 2000. He worked as a service consultant, had been in the Pennsylvania National Guard, and was a member of the Reedsville Lutheran Church. Surviving besides his mother, father, and wife, are a son, Alex John Thierwecther of Ashland; a sister, Christina J. Traxler of Wellsboro; and maternal grandparents, Lee and Neda Thierwechter of Belleville. Calling hours were held Tuesday, May 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Reedsville Lutheran Church. Services were held immediately following calling hours at the church with Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Military services were provided by VFW Post 7011. Memorials may be sent to PNC Bank Union Deposit Branch, 4245 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, Pa. 17111 in trust for his son, Alex. The family provided the flowers. Arrangements were handled by Barr Funeral Home, Inc., 120 Logan St., Lewistown. - Mansfield Gazette, 21 May 2008
THOMAS - Susan E. Byron, 59, of Montoursville, passed to the Lord on Monday, May 19, 2008 at the Gatehouse. She was born December 28, 1948 in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Merle and Vernetta Fetzer Thomas. Susan was employed by Susquehanna Health Systems Williamsport Hospital for 42 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and traveling, her favorite locations were New Orleans and the beach. Susan is survived by two sons, Christopher S. (Michelle) Lehman and Thomas L. Lehman; a daughter, Erin E. (Donnie Harris) Byron all of Jersey Shore; five grandchildren, Tobi, Hunter, Briar, Emily and Kaden; her parents Merle and Vernetta Thomas of Salladasburg, a brother, Steve L. (Mary) Thomas of Jersey Shore and her companion Mr. Sandy Bernan. Relatives and friends are invited to Susan’s Life Celebration memorial service 8 pm Thursday May 22, 2008 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. ‘A Life Celebration Home” 1002 Allegheny Street with Rev. David Fishel officiating. A receiving of friends will be from 7 until 8 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Susan’s memory to the American Cancer Society Lycoming Unit 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Gatehouse-Susquehanna Health Foundations, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 21 May 2008
THOMAS William R. Jr. (Billy) Formerly of Millerton, PA, Age 50, of Bristol, PA, died on Sunday, May 18, 2008, after a brief illness at Kindred Hospital, PA. He was born January 20, 1958 in South Ruislip, Middlesex, England. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Maria (Lou) Lourdes Pulopot Thomas and their daughters, Janet and Stephanie; granddaughters, Gabriella and Disayah, all at home. Also surviving is his mother, Joy Thomas; brothers, Darrell (Bonnie) Thomas and Michael (Dawn) Thomas; sisters, Diane (Brad) Lines and Karen Paro; sisters-in-law, Kit, Josie and Ness; brothers-in-law, Tante, Joseph and Angel; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Billy was predeceased by his father, William R. Thomas, Sr. (October 16, 2007); a sister, Janet; his grandparents, Russell and Louise Thomas, Doris and Howard Morehouse; mother-in-law, Catalina M. Gina. Billy retired as a Boatswain Mate from the US Navy in 1995 with numerous military ribbons. He also served during Desert Shield. He was employed by the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, PA. He earned his Life Award in Boy Scouting. He enjoyed spending time with his family and cherished his granddaughters. His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing and bird watching. Family and friends will be received at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Friday, May 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 24, 2008, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation. (5 p.m.) The Reverend Doctor Betsey Crimmins will celebrate Billy's service. The Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will accord Mr. Thomas Military Honors following the service. Interment will take place at the Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary in San Diego, CA, with additional Military Honors accorded at his grave at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Billy through memorial donations to the Friends of Heinz Refuge 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/21/2008 - 5/22/2008.
TOSSETTO - Antonia “Gina” Jacobs age 87, of The Lakes died Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at the Waccamaw Community Hospital. Mrs. Jacobs was born in Marostica, Italy and was the daughter of the late Albano and Maddalena Tossetto, She was the owner and proprietor of Park Shoe Store in Williamsport, PA, prior to retiring to Murrells Inlet, SC. Surviving are her husband David Jacobs; and two sisters Matilda Vanzo of Australia, and Julia Zonta of Italy; and several nieces and nephews in Australia, Italy and the United States. A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Jacobs home, 250 Catawba River Road in “The Lakes” Myrtle Beach, SCA guest book is available at goldfinchfuneralhome.com Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1010 Fifth Ave., North Surfside Beach, SC 29575 or Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 528 Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 May 2008
Van FOSSEN - James Edward (Jim) Van Fossen of Richmond, Virginia, beloved husband of Judy, died Friday, December 7, 2007.Born and raised in Bremen, Ohio, he was the son of Roger and Pauline Van Fossen, both deceased. Also deceased are three brothers, Bill, David, and Donald Van Fossen. He leaves behind, in addition to his widow, Judy Van Fossen; a sister Patricia Toney (Ken); two daughters, Kathy Morrow (Craig) and Carol Ramsey (Ian); two honor student athlete granddaughters, Jenn and Haley; a special nephew, Jim Toney, a host of nieces and nephews; and a special companion dog, Bear. Jim was a 31-year U.S. Army veteran, having seen action in China, Burma, India, and Korea. He was also stationed in Germany and Ft. Sill, Okla. He was an Army Ranger and a member of Merrill’s Marauders. After Army retirement, he worked and retired from the Department of Defense (DLA) and Iceland Seafood. He was also a lifetime member of the American Legion. A special note of gratitude to Doctors Brengel, May, McMurty, and Dr. Rodney Smith for their consistent medical care and compassion through the years of medical concerns. The family is appreciative to Dawn, the ICU nurse at Johnston-Willis, who was a quite presence throughout the day and evening. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to the American Legion Post No. 137, P.O. Box 74445, Richmond, Va. 23236.Graveside Memorial Services, with full military honors will be Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 10 a.m., in the Waterville Cemetery. The Reverend Malcolm Benton will officiate. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore is in charge of arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 22 May 2008
WAITE MILDRED E. SCHNEIDER
Mildred E. (Waite) of Waverly Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Mildred E. Schneider, 90, of Route 17 C, (Town of Barton) died peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the Sayre House following a period of declining health. Mildred was born on January 6, 1916 in West Cowell, NJ, the daughter of Leon and Nancy (Rogers) Waite. She attended school at the Babcock Hill country school, and in Windham and then transferred to attend Nichols High School. On a warm summer day, she met and courted her soon to be husband, David LeGrand Schneider. They were married on November 15, 1939 at the Owego United Methodist Church parsonage and were attended by Keith Bartlow and Martha Rowland. Together they made their home in Apalachin and Pine City and in 1951, they moved to Waverly and enjoyed over sixty-six years of happiness. Mildred was a devoted wife and mother and member of the Grange. She enjoyed sewing, assisting in the garden, was an active supporter while her children were involved in 4-H. In addition she was also a faithful member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. Although, her greatest enjoyment was being surrounded by her family and friends. Mildred is survived by her husband, David, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Dean Klett of Owego; Emma and Wayne Davis of Loudenville, NY, Mary and Tom Wilkinson of Barton, NY, Arlene and Stanford Mace of Tupper Lake, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley Schneider of Lakeland, Florida; L. Paul and Patty Schneider of Brooktondale, NY, William "Bill" and Cathy Schneider of Lowman, NY, Harry and Alice Schneider of Milan, PA; Fred Schneider of Owego, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mildred was predeceased by her parents; and her brother, Stanley Waite. A time of remembering the special gift Mildred was to all of us will be held on Wednesday, June 28th, at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with her Pastor, Rev. Anne Bey Canfield, officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. A time of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Waites Church Restoration Fund, c/o Mrs. Ruth Klett, 3247 Montrose Turnpike, Owego, NY 13827, in loving memory of Mildred E. (Waite) Schneider.
WELCH - James E. Welch, 66, of Cty. Rte. 126, Troupsburg, entered
into rest at home on Wednesday, May 21, following a short illness. Born
in Jasper on January 24, 1942, he was the son of Richard and Coral Campbell
Welch. He attended Troupsburg Central School. On Apr. 5, 1974, Jim married
Patricia K. Carr at the Westfield, Pa. United Methodist Church. He was
a life long dairy farmer, working the family farm with his father and later
operating it with his wife Pat and his sons. Jim was an avid hunter and
was a member of the Middlebury Milk Co-op. Surviving is his wife Patricia
Welch of Troupsburg, sons, Jim VanDusen (Lori Koerner) of Perry, NY, Joe
(Jillian) Welch of Pavilion, NY, Todd (Rebecca) Welch of Painted Post and
Mike (Julie) Welch of Troupsburg, his sister, Dora Harry of Troupsburg,
his grandchildren, Timothy VanDusen, Timothy James Welch, Grace Welch and
Daisy Welch as well as 4 nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Timothy VanDusen, his brother, Kenneth Welch and his sister, Carmella Drake. Friends may call on Friday from 1-3 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. in Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted there on Saturday at 2 PM with Rev. Donald Hulbert officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Troupsburg. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. - Corning Leader, 22 May 2008
WILLIAMS - “If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever...” Surrounded by her family, our loving Amanda Lee Chandler, 28, of Winters Road, died following a courageous battle with Cancer on Monday, March 3, 2008. Amanda was born on Aug. 25, 1979 in Sayre. She was a graduate of Tioga Central High School class of 1997 and was employed as a LPN at Vestal Nursing Center. Amanda enjoyed scrapbooking, karoke and dancing. She was always looking out for everyone needs, had a great sense of humor, was hardworking and will be remembered as the peacemaker among her family. She will be greatly missed by us all as her spirit will live within all of our hearts. Amanda is survived by: her loving husband, Timothy L. Chandler; her son, Timmy; step-daughter, Madison Myers; her mother, Tina Burlingame and companion Edwin Teeter of Spencer, N.Y.; her father, John and his wife Jennifer Williams of Lockwood; brothers, Matthew Williams of Barton, Austin Williams of Lockwood; sisters, Stephanie Schroer of Garner, N.C., Chyla, Samantha and Savannah Williams, all of Lockwood; her maternal grandmother, Hazel Culver of Waverly; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Richard and Margaret Chandler of Barton; many brothers in-law and sisters-in-law; a special friend, Laura Cheeley; several aunts, uncles, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Amanda was predeceased by: her sister, Danielle VanGorden; paternal grandparents, Daisy (Abbey) and Eugene Williams; maternal grandfather, James Culver Sr. A time of remembering the special gift Amanda was to all of us will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols, with Pastor Wesley Nichols, officiating. Spring interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. Memories and condolences for the family may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfunerlachapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790 in loving memory of Amanda Lee Chandler.- Sayre Morning Times, 4 Mar 2008
YAPLE - Andrew R. Yaple Sr., 50, of Lombard St., Towanda, died Friday evening, May 16, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Aug. 8, 1957 in Auburn, N.Y., he was the son of Frank and Lettie Sherman Yaple. On May 20, 1977 he married the former Margie Dibble in Towanda. In earlier years Andy, as he was known to his friends and family, was employed by Rynone Industries in Waverly for 20 years. He was employed by Williams Oil Co. in N. Towanda for over four years at the time of his death. Andy enjoyed racing, motorcycles, go-carts and mastering foosball. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. Surviving are: his wife, Margie, at home; his sons, Andrew R. Yaple II and his wife, Judy, of Prattville, Ala. and Matthew O. Yaple and his wife, Sue, of Towanda; his granddaughter, Brynn Elizabeth Yaple; his father, Frank Yaple of Horseheads; his mother, Lettie Sherman of Waverly; several brothers and sisters; the extended Dibble family; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a good friend, Jim Goble of Sayre. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Miranda Joyce Yaple, Dec. 30, 2007, and his mother-in-law, Marjorie N. Dibble, Dec. 28, 2006. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 7 p.m. at Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. John Chmil, pastor of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, N. Canton, OH 44720, in Andrew R. Yaple Sr.’s memory. - Sayre Morning Times, 19 May 2008
YODER - T. Gerald Yoder, 73, of Muncy and formerly of Simsbury,
Connecticut, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at the Penn State Hershey
Medical Center. Born June 15, 1934, in Muncy, he was a son of the late
Truman L. and Eleanor S. (Frantz) Yoder.
He and his loving and supportive wife of 9 years, the former Lois (Richards) Feigles, were married June 25, 1999. A 1952 graduate of Muncy High School, he attended Franklin & Marshall College on a wrestling scholarship. While enrolled there, he served in the ROTC, and in 1956 he graduated with a BS degree in Economics. He later served in the U.S. Air Force. His career as a business executive at Aetna Life & Casualty spanned three decades. Gerry was inducted into the Muncy High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his wrestling achievements. His favorite pastimes included fishing, traveling and golfing. In addition to his wife, Lois, he is survived by a son, Jason T. Yoder, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a brother and sister-in-law, John W. and Laura B. Yoder of New Castle, Delaware; a stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Edward M. and Jeannine M. Feigles of Muncy; a sister-in-law, Beulah Yoder, and two step-grandchildren, Caleb M. and Ian M. Feigles. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard L. Yoder, and a sister, Betty L. Day. Respecting Gerry’s wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be held privately in Muncy Cemetery. Contributions in Gerry’s memory may be directed to the Muncy Alumni Wrestling Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made payable to “Williamsport Lycoming Community Foundation” and mailed to 330 Pine St., Suite 401, Williamsport, PA 17701. Please remember to indicate Gerry’s name and designate that the donation is for the Muncy Alumni Wrestling Scholarship fund. The family is being assisted by Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 22 May 2008
ZERBY - Mrs. Mildred I. Stover, 85, of 30 Michaels Circle, Oldsmar,
FL. and former long time South Williamsport resident, died Saturday, May
17, 2008 at Manor Care of Palm Harbor, FL. Mrs. Stover was the widow of
the late James R. Stover, Sr. who preceded her in death on May 22, 2000.
They were united in marriage on December 12, 1945. Together, they shared
54 years of marriage. Mrs. Stover was retired from J.C. Penny Company in
1991. She had previously been employed as the office manager by the former
Carroll House department store of Williamsport from 1952 until their closing.
Mrs. Stover had been a lifelong member of the Lamar United Methodist Church.
She was a graduate of the Lock Haven High School. She and her late husband
enjoyed travel. She also enjoyed performing crocheting and housekeeping.
Born February 12, 1923 at Spring Mills, Centre County, PA, she was the
daughter of the late Charles and Blanche Wasson Zerby. Surviving are her
son and daughter-in-law, James R., Jr. and Barbara Stover of Oldsmar, Fl.,
her five grandchildren, Lisa M. and her husband, Eric Getz of South Williamsport,
Nicole and her husband, Jim Dufour of Geneva, OH, James P. Stover of New
York City, N.Y., Tracie and her husband, Jerry Costantino of Akron, OH,
and Wendy and her husband, Todd Marovich of Atlanta, GA; and five great
In addition to her late parents and her late husband, she was also preceded in death by her late daughter, Jeanne L. Maggs on June 4, 2003, and also by her late two brothers, Henry Zerby and Leonard Zerby. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2008, at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central, Avenue, South Williamsport. The Rev. Scott R. Koser, pastor at Pine Run United Methodist Church, Linden, will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Mount Bethel Church Cemetery, Mill Hall, Pa. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Thursday from 12 noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. The family respectfully declines to receive floral tributes and suggests that contributions in memory of Mrs. Mildred I. Stover, may be made, if so desired, to either the American Cancer Society, Lycoming Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to Lamar United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 235, Lamar, PA 16848. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 20 May 2008
? WILSON, Elsie M.
Age 90, of Galeton, PA, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born August 4, 1917 in Cross Fork, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Nellie (Frances) Jerles. She was married to Willard Wilson, who predeceased her in 1992. Elsie worked at the William R. Karschner & Sons Insurance Company. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and having her many friends come to visit her. Surviving are a sister, Ava Vogt, Wellsboro, PA; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Betty L. Zinn-Jordan, West Pike, PA; and many friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Elsie was predeceased by a son, Charles Jordan; a grandson, Charles Jordan, Jr.; six brothers and one sister. Friends may call on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, and on Thursday, May 29, 2008, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the West Pike Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. John Prouty officiating. Interment will be in Parker Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Pike Baptist Church. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/26/2008 - 5/27/2008.
? - Elizabeth M. Wolcott, 104, of 5834 Lent Hill Road, died Saturday,
May 24, 2008 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility. She was a farmer
and former telephone operator. Survivors include a son, Roger “Bud” Wolcott
of Cohocton. Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday at St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 p.m. Wednesday at St.
Pius Church, Cohocton. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery in North Cohocton.
- Corning Leader, 24 May 2008