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.
ANDERSON - Marguerite (MeMe) Avery, 81, of Endicott, NY, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday evening, May 29, 2008 at home, surrounded by her loving family after a long, hard battle with cancer. Born in Tunkhannock on Aug. 12, 1926, she was the daughter of John Louis and Viva Barber Anderson. She was married to Mark Avery for 61 years. Surviving are her husband; three sons and daughter-in-law, Ronald, Rusty and Jonna and Mark Avery; one sister, Helen Koehler of Owego, NY; a sister-in-law, Ellie Anderson of Endicott, NY and numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins in the Tunkhannock area. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Louis and James and brother-in-law, Bernard Koehler. Her life and testimony was for Our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. The family received friends and family on Sunday, June 1 at Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home in Endicott, with services held on June 2 at the West Endicott Baptist Church with Rev. McGehee, officiating. Interment was in Riverhurst Cemetery in Endwell. Contributions may be sent to Lourdes Hospice at 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 12 June 2008
BAIRD William Charles - Age 58 of Elmira, NY. He was born February 9, 1950 in Corning, NY son of the late Merle D. Baird and Lois (Atchison) Baird, who survives. Bill is survived by his mother Lois of Elmira; aunt Glenora Baird and several cousins. He was a graduate of Geneseo State College and and worked in real estate. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Corning at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Bill through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or the Chemung County Nursing Facility, 103 Washington St., Elmira, NY 14901. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, is assisting the family.
BARNES - SHERMAN, Alene E. (Barnes) (SRGP 77887)
Age 63, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at Troy Community Hospital in Troy, PA. She was the wife of Walter T. Sherman, whom she married January 8, 1968. Alene was born on July 12, 1944 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Walter and Ellen (Wilston) Barnes. Alene is survived by her husband, Walter; three sons and a daughter-in-law, David J. Chamberlain, Kenneth W. Chamberlain, Brian J. (Sherry) Chamberlain, all of Mansfield, PA; a daugther, Kelly J. Sherman of Mansfield, PA; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn T. (Frank) Bryant of Galeton, PA, and Judy M. (Donald) Cole of Mansfield, PA. In keeping with Alene's wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/19/2008.
BENNETT - Kinsley Lynn Bennett 40, of Brandon FL, beloved daughter of Sherrie Kinsley Bennett, died following a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday morning June 3, 2008 with her friends and family by her side. Kinsley was born January 9, 1968 in Towanda, Pa. After graduating from Towanda High School in 1985, Kinsley moved to Florida where she has spent the last 22 years of her life. Kinsley attended and earned her associates degree in business from Hillsborough Community College in Florida. She was pursuing a nursing degree and managing a club in Tampa, Fla. until her health no longer permitted her to do so. During Kinsley's illness she was taken in by very close friends. They stuck by her side and carried out her wishes better than anyone ever could have. Kinsley has made many amazing friends in Florida who have taken care of her in her time of need. Her family would like to thank every one of them from the bottom of their hearts. "You all meant the world to Kinsley." She was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. Her family will never forget what you have done for her. Kinsley was an animal lover and enjoyed times spent with her two Maltese dogs, Zeus and Jerry. She also enjoyed spending time at her favorite place ever -- Disney World. Kinsley spent two weeks of her summers and two weeks at Christmas every year at home with her family and friends. She enjoyed shopping, watching movies, music an just being with her friends and family. Kinsley is survived by her loving mother, Sherrie Kinsley Bennett, her very special brother Lindsey (and Stacey) Bennett of Towanda. Lindsey was at her side for the last week of her life. She is also survived by her nephew Talon Bennett and her niece Porschia Bennett of Towanda. Talon held a very special place in Kinsley's heart as she did in his. They had a bond that will never be forgotten. She is also survived by aunts and uncles Jean and Smedley Henderson of Jacksonville, Fla., Ronald Kinsley of Henderson N.C., Gary Kinsley of Sayre, Pa., Dale and Lynn Bennett of East Smithfield, Pa.; many cousins including one very special cousin Larry Bennett; two great-aunts Ethel Miller of Marshview and Doris Kennedy of Fla.; all of her very special friends from Florida, Nevada and many other states; her special friend Mark Montgomery of Towanda and her faithful companions Zeus and Jerry at home. Kinsley was preceded in death by her father Richard "Dick" Bennett; her grandfather and grandmother G. Franklin and Gladys Kinsley and several aunts and uncles. A celebration of Kinsley's life will be held at a later date as services and interment will be private. The family suggests that any memorial contributions should be directed to the Humane Society or a charity of one's choice in Kinsley's memory. -Towanda Daily Review, 4 June 2008
BENNETT Richard Duane Jr.
Age 61, of Murray, KY, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at his home. Born December 12, 1946 in Elmira, NY and was married February 8, 1972. Richard was of the Baptist faith, served his country 20 years as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army, and graduated from Bible Baptist Seminary in Clarke Summit, PA. Predeceased by his parents, Richard Duane Bennett Sr. and Margaret Loraine Kiser Bennett; son, Richard Allen Bennett; and brother, Darren Bennett. Survived by wife, Virginia Pearson Bennett, Murray, KY; daughters, Melissa Wesley (Dean), Scranton, PA, Michelle Bennett and fiance, Paul Few, Murray, KY, and Amanda Bennett and fiance, Gideon Payne, Owensboro, KY; brothers, Bob Bennett (Bettie), Otegia, NY, Mike Bennett (Linda), Knoxville, TN, Ronnie Bennett (Trina), Moradia, NY, and Kelly Bennett (Debbie), Ft. Walton Beach, FL; sisters, Darlene Bennett, Homer, NY and Bettjane Lee (Ed), Truxton, NY; three granddaughters, two great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 26, 2008, at Bible Baptist Church, Cortland, NY. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Churchill-Imes Family Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/19/2008.
BERBARY Valerie Ann
Age 28, resident of UCP House, died June 6, 2008. She is survived by her parents, Paul and Karen Berbary; brother Brian; and sister-in-law Jennifer Berbary. The family would like to thank both the staff at the UCP House on Ithaca Rd. and Arnot Ogden Hospital Pediatrics for their compassionate and loving care of Valerie. Valerie brought unlimited smiles and happiness to all that knew and loved her. The family requests that those wishing to make donations in Valerie's name make them to The Cerebral Palsy Handicapped Children's Association of Chemung County, PO Box 1554, Elmira, NY 14902 or Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. The family will celebrate her life privately and thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/13/2008.
BERGER Donald L.
Was born June 22, 1924, in Milton, PA, the son of the late Roy E. and Sarah E. Berger, and died peacefully on Sunday, June 15, 2008, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY at the age of 83. His first wife, Agnes Jean, predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Margaret (Crocker) "Peg" Berger; beloved daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Larry Smith of Horseheads, NY; step-children, Lisa (Daniel) Hughes of Endicott, NY, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Murray of Elmira, NY, Julie (Peter) Beaghen of Vestal, NY, Amy (Brooks) Henderson of Cornelius, NC; adored grandchildren, Gretchyn (Daniel) Bedard, Sarah Smith, Kevin and Kyle Hughes, Corinne and Erin Murray, Ella and Haley Beaghen, Jacob and Jesse Henderson; brothers, Robert (Margaret) Berger of Horseheads, NY, William (Alice) Berger of Peabody, MA; sisters, AnnaLou (William) Bentley of Penfield, NY, Judith (Charles) Suermann of Horseheads, NY; along with numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Don proudly served his country in the US Army from 1943 to 1945 and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Berger taught in the Elmira City School District at the Hendy Avenue Elementary School and Elmira Free Academy. He retired from the Elmira City School District after serving as principal in the following schools: Booth, Riverside and Wellsburg. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a member of the Fur, Fin and Feather Sportsman Club in Chemung, NY. Don enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, and photography. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, on Thursday, June 19, 2008, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. Lay Minister John P. Knapp will celebrate Don's service. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will also accord Mr. Berger Military Honors at the conclusion of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830, or to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Heart Institute, 600 Ivy Street, Elmira, NY 14901, in Don's memory. Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/17/2008 - 6/18/2008.
BRENNAN - Leone Brennan Stone, 69, of Denton, N.C., known by many and loved by all, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, May 29, 2008, surrounded by family and dear friends following an extended illness. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Meadowview Presbyterian Church, Lexington, N.C. A memorial will also be held in Pennsylvania at a later date at the convenience of the family. Leone was born Dec. 24, 1938 in Athens to Dr. Elton M. Brennan and Sibyl Macafee Brennan. She attended Kings College in Nyack, N.Y. She was a member and fervent prayer warrior at Meadowview Presbyterian Church, Lexington, N.C. Being a godly woman, she was a facilitator of the Peacemakers Group and coordinator of the Clothing Closet Ministry, as well as director of assimilation at Meadowview. She was area representative for the Lexington Christian Women’s Club. Leone was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Andrew Brennan, John Brennan and Timothy Brennan; sister-in-law, Phyllis Brennan; and nephew, Ray Slagle. She is survived by: her loving and devoted husband, Lawrence F. Stone; daughter, Lynnette Bixby and husband Michael of Fassett, Pa.; sons, Brian Stone and his wife Kathleen of Mt. Gilead, N.C., and Bret Stone and wife Penny of Chillicothe, Ill.; grandchildren, Elijah Bixby, Joshua and Hunter Stone, Madison, Mason and Grace Stone; her sisters, Marjorie (Albert) Webster of Carlisle, Pa., Sibyl (Thomas) Slagle of LaGrange. Ga.; sister-in-law, Pauline Brennan of Athens; and many loved nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Leone’s memory to Hospice of Davidson County or Voice of the Martyrs (www.persecution.com). - Sayre Morning Times, 3 June 2008
BROWN - KETCHEM, Virginia
Age 94, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. The daughter of the late Charles and Lula Pinkston Brown. She is survived by nephews, Vicky (Nancy) Brown and Jimmy Stinnet of Kentucky; nieces, Barbara (James) Bowman of Odessa, NY, Sue (Bob) Allen of Beaver Dams, NY; several great-nieces and nephews. Virginia was predeceased by sister, Ruby; brothers, Norris and Charles. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Sunday, June 22, 2008, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Sunday at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Ann Mowery will officiate. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials to the charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/20/2008 - 6/21/2008.
BUTLER James J. Sr.
Age 72 of 1484 Pennsylvania Avenue Pine City, NY died unexpectedly at home on Monday June 9, 2008. Jim was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 17, 1936 the son of the late John and Rosemary McCafferty Cahill. He was a Veteran of The Korean War serving his country with The U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of The Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post # 154 in Elmira Heights, NY. Jim worked for over 25 years for The Ann Page Company in Horseheads, NY and then continued his career in the candy making industry by working at The Schrafft's Candy Company and Richards Brands in New York City. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Christine Eisman Butler, who died on December 26, 1973 and by his son, Ronald J. Butler, who died on March 13, 1991. Jim married his wife, Carolyn M. Doty Butler, on March 8, 1975 and they recently celebrated their 33rd Wedding Anniversary on March 8, 2008. Jim is survived by his loving and devoted wife Carolyn M. Doty Butler; his children: James J. & Maria Butler Jr. of Monterey, California, Regina F. & Joseph Wolff of Bayshore, NY, Barbara C. & Frank Mongiello of Elmont, NY, Cassandra Kelsall of Gillett, PA, Michael Kelsall of Pine City, NY, and Wayne Kelsall of Gillett, PA; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; sister: Mary & Ed Phealan of Florida; 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 St., Horseheads, NY on Thursday June 12, 2008 from 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday June 13, 2008 at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Butler following his Funeral Mass. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/11/2008.
COTTER - Michael O’Brian Cotter, 50, of 85 W. Lamoka Ave., Savona, N.Y., died unexpectedly Thursday, May 29, 2008 in San Diego. He was employed as a product group specialist for Phillips Lighting. Survivors include his wife, Charlene Randall Cotter; three daughters, Kathleen Cotter of Hornell, Bridget Cotter of Canisteo, Nichole Cotter of Savona; two sons, Michael Cotter of Canisteo, Anthony Cotter of Savona; parents, Anthony and Evelyn Bennett Cotter; six sisters, Shane DaCosta, Kathleen Ackley, Mary Jo Glover, Susie Prentice, Maureen Linn, Bridget Graver; three brothers, Terrance Cotter, Timothy Cotter and JonJoe Cotter; two stepsisters, Kathleen Dixson and Roxann Storch. Calling hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at Carpenter’s Funeral Home LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, N.Y. - Corning Leader, 3 June 2008
DOWD Dom W.
of Pompano Beach, FL
Age 48, born August 10, 1959, went home to his Lord on Sunday, June 8, 2008, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. Dom is survived by his mother, Lynn Dowd Whitmer, FL; father, Timothy Dowd, CA; son, Jeremy Beckner; and grandson, Brandon, FL; several aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends. He is also survived by his four-legged friends, "Mongo", "Boogy", and "Woogy". Dom was predeceased by Dom Scarfo. Dom touched the hearts of everyone he met and was loved by all. Dom attended EFA. He excelled in whatever he went after and enjoyed golf, tennis and was a licensed scuba diver. The sea was his true love. He traveled the world by sea and received his captain's license to operate his own ship, which he was very proud of. Dom was a member of the Hollywood Bible Chapel in Hollywood, FL, with Pastor Earl Campbell. A memorial service will be held in Elmira, and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dom's name to the University of Miami/Miller School, Dept. of Neurological Surgery, 1095 N.W. 14th Terrace, Miami, FL 33136. Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/13/2008 - 6/14/2008.
FISHER - DEMING, Louise E. (Earley), Of Lawrenceville, PA
Age 98, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 17, 2008. Louise was born in Millerton, PA on February 4, 1910, the beloved daughter of the Raymond and Minnie (Wheeler) Fisher. She is predeceased by her previous husbands, Charles H. Earley and Frank Deming; son, Robert Earley; granddaughter, Maria Mayer; brother, Kenneth Fisher; sisters, Mildred Pease and Hazel Deming. Louise is survived by her loving daughters, Marjorie Mayer of Corning, NY, Diana (Gary) Brown of Dundee, NY; daughter-in-law, Leora Earley of Lawrenceville, PA; along with nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many dear friends and family. She was a faithful member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church. Louise loved to paint and was very accomplished at it. She was best known for her beautiful flower gardens, her priceless crochet work, and her wonderful oil paintings. Outside of the handmade gifts that she leaves behind, those who knew her best will never forget her witty sense of humor, the way she loved those around her, and the most loving smile one has ever seen. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Saturday, June 21, 2008, from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation (1 p.m.). Her pastor, the Reverend Douglas Hodge, will celebrate Louise's service. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery in Caton, NY where she will be peacefully being laid to rest. Memorial donations may be directed to the Jackson Summit Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 2851 Route #328, Millerton, PA 16936 in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/19/2008.
GAHMAN - Connie L. Gahman-Meyers, 46, of Wysox, Pa., died suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, June 2, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born on Sept. 26, 1961, in Lansdale, Pa. Connie was a devoted wife, daughter, mother and soon to be grandmother who will be greatly missed. Connie enjoyed spending time with her family and would always be willing to help others in need. She is survived by: her husband, William "Bill" Meyers; her father, George E. Gahman; children, Eric, Nicholas, Felicia and Michael; brother and sister-in-law, Don E. and Marilyn Gahman; nieces and nephews, Darryl (Amy) Gahman and their daughter Aubrey; Eric Brent Gahman; Julie (Joe) Tuohey; several aunts, uncles, cousins and her dogs "Duke" and "Winsor." Connie was predeceased by her mother Miriam (Alderfer) Gahman in January 1991 and her step mother Ruth C. Gahman May 17, 2006. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and celebration of Connie's life at noon on Friday, June 6, at the Orwell Bible Church with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse and Pastor Gerald Clemmer, officiating. A period of visitation will be held at 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. A celebration of her life will also be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, 713 Blooming Glen Road, Blooming Glen, Pa., with Pastor Firman Gingerich, Pastor Mary Nitzsche and Pastor Gerald Clemmer, officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. A period of visitation will be held at noon until the time of the service Saturday at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244. - Towanda Daily Review, 4 June 2008
GAVITT - Ruby L. Fitzgerald, 75, of Dushore, PA died peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 7, 2008. Born in Muncy Valley on Sept. 12, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Lee R. and Alma Snyder Gavitt. She graduated from Sullivan Highlands High School in Sonestown, a member of the class of 1950. She married Joseph J. Fitzgerald of Dushore on Oct. 7, 1950. He predeceased her on Nov. 22, 2003. She was a loving spouse, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. In later life, she worked as the custodian at Turnpike Elementary School in Mildred, from which she retired. She was also involved with Pat Ricci’s Catering business and very involved for many years with the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association. She was a lifelong democrat and was proud to be involved in politics. She was an active member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church, Dushore. Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Joseph P. Fitzgerald of New Albany and children, Craig and Jackie of Phoenixville, and Amanda and Dustin Marotti and great-grandchildren, Samantha and Torrence of Dushore; James and Leona Fitzgerald of Sugar Run and children, Angie of Mechanicsburg and Eric of New Cumberland; two daughters and son-in-law, Rita Fitzgerald and her husband, Edward Bunavage of Tunkhannock and children, Jessie Place and fiancé Lamberto Camacho of Baltimore, MD and Madeleine and Cameron Bunavage of Tunkhannock and Diane Fitzgerald of Dushore and friend, Mike Shumacher of Benton and her children, Lynn and Hillard Malkemes and great-grandchildren Joseph A. and Ruby L. of Lopez and Joseph and Brenda Tuttle of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Walter L. Gavitt of Dushore; four sisters and spouses, Betty and Andy Simpler of Montoursville, Frances Peterman of Nordmont, Jean and Marty Hula of Montoursville and Cherie Kahn of Muncy Valley; sister-in-law, Sandy Gavitt of Montoursville; two brothers-in-law and spouses, Patrick and Donna Fitzgerald of Reno, NV and Peter and Carleen Fitzgerald of Sugar Run; two sisters-in-law and spouse, Sister Theresa Fitzgerald I.H.M of Scranton and Celia and George Lapinsky of Wilmington, NC; three sisters-in-law, Melinda Fitzgerald of Dushore, Virginia Fitzgerald of Towanda and Dorothy Fitzgerald of Fayetteville, NC; brother-in-law, Francis Tourscher of Dushore and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter-in-law: Robin Keeney Fitzgerald and by brothers, Morgan, Mark, Michael, Paul and Frank Gavitt. A transfer service was held on Tuesday, June 10 at 10 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment was in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Friends called on Monday, June 9 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Members of St. Basil’s/St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society recited the rosary on Monday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614, the Mildred Ambulance Association, PO Box 147, Mildred, PA 18632 or the Sullivan County Library, PO Box 309, Dushore, PA 18614. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 12 June 2008
GIBERSON - Britney K. Giberson, 17, of Tunkhannock, PA, died Friday evening, June 6, 2008, from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident on Lemon Creek Road in Washington Township. She was born in Wilkes-Barre on June 21, 1990, daughter of Harold Giberson of Tunkhannock and Tammera McCormick Giberson of Tunkhannock. Britney was a 2008 graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School and attended cosmetology classes at the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center. She was a member of the TAHS football cheerleading squad and planned to attend Allied Technical Career School studying Massage Therapy starting in July. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Antonia Kalacinski in 2006 and great-grandparents, Gertrude and Clarence DeWolfe. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a stepfather, Thomas Corker, Jr. of Factoryville; stepmother, Lisa Kalacinski; brother, Harold Giberson, Jr. of Mehoopany; stepbrothers, Tommy Corker of Factoryville and Jacob Kalacinski of Mehoopany; sisters, Elizabeth Giberson and Alicia Giberson, both of Mehoopany; stepsister, Fawntay Paxson of Wellsboro; maternal grandparents, Barbara and James Yurksza of Tunkhannock; paternal grandparents, Harry and Pearl Giberson of Tunkhannock; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Arrangements were made by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with private funeral services at the convenience of the family. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 12 June 2008
GILMORE Ethan Thomas, Beloved Infant Son
Ethan Thomas is cherished by his loving parents, Alex Gilmore of Lewisville, NC and Amber Johnson of Millport, NY; paternal grandparents, Larry and Anne Gilmore of Lewisville, NC; maternal grandparents, Harry "Pete" and Robin Johnson of Millport, NY; and maternal great-grandfather, Robert Smalley of Beaver Dams, NY. Ethan is also survived by his aunts, Ashland Gilmore, Emily, Lydia and Laura Johnson; uncles, Jared and Caleb Johnson; and cousins, Dominick and Cameron Johnson. Ethan's eyes never saw the light of day. But he is now, and forever will be, beholding the beauty of the Bright Morning Star, even God Our Father who gave him as a gift to us. Your gift of love you brought into our lives will always be remembered and never forgotten. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/15/2008.
GOULD - Brenda Gould, 55, of Wellsboro, formerly of Coudersport, died Friday, June 6, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born on July 16, 1952 in Wellsville, NY she was the daughter of Donald E. and Lucy A. Long Gould. She was a graduate of Coudersport High School and the Olean (NY) Business Institute. She worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania until her retirement. Surviving are her mother, Lucy Gould of Coudersport, her son, Beau A. Bristol, her daughter, Angela S. Bristol, both of Coudersport, her sister, Cheryl Gould of Wellsboro, and her brother, William Gould and his wife, Beckie, of Roulette. She was preceded in death by her father. Funeral services, under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, of Coudersport, will be private at the family's convenience. Reverend Robin Baer will officiate for the service. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wellsboro Fireman's Ambulance Service, 21 Pearl Street, Wellsboro PA
GRIDLEY - Milford Charles Gridley, 82, died Saturday, May 31, 2008, formerly of Bath, NY. He was born in North Hornell, NY to Charles L. Gridley and Myrta Benham Gridley, July 28, 1925. He had two brothers, and one sister all deceased. He is survived by his beloved wife Marjorie E. Jones, Gridley, formerly of Bath, two sons John M. Gridley residing in Indianapolis, and Lawrence R. Gridley residing in Lexington, KY. Also sister in laws Marian L. Hibbard, Syracuse, NY, Phyllis A. Jones, Bath NY, Wendy L. Jones of Livonia, MI, wife of Robert L. Jones, deceased. Milford had seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He graduated from Alfred University. He worked 30 years as a service supervisor and erection engineer for Ingersoll Rand Company, Painted Post, NY, Chicago, IL, and Newark, NJ. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral service will be at Floral Park, 425 N. Holt Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222 on June 7, 2008, 12:00 pm. Pastor Larry Evans, of Cloverleaf Baptist Church will officiate. Condolences can be sent to Marjorie E. Gridley, 5231 Rinehart Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241. - Corning Leader, 4 June 2008
HARRIS-JARDIN, Dorothy Jean (Dottie) Retired Elementary Teacher
Was born April 9, 1946 in Hornell, NY, the daughter of the late Warren G. and Doris (Mead) Harris, died very unexpectedly on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 62. Dottie is survived by her loving husband, Dale Jardin of Elmira, NY; daughter, Maribeth (Kevin) Elmquist of Horseheads, NY; son, John Joseph Augustine (Tammy Stickler) of Elmira, NY; daughter, Candy (Tom) Anderson of Manchester, NH; sons, Scott Jardin of Elmira, NY, Glenn Jardin of Nichols, NY; brothers, Donald (Mary) Harris of OK, Philip Glenn Harris of Rexville, NY, Joel (Kathy) Harris of Canandaigua, NY; sister, Patricia (Ron) Irion of Rexville, NY; brother, Thomas Harris of Live Oak, FL; mother-in-law, Doris Monroe of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law, Danny (Pam) Jardin of PA; sister-in-law, Deborah (Ronald) Toliver of Creston, NC; along with eight grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and friends. Dottie retired from the Elmira City School District after 33 years of dedicated service as an Elementary Teacher with Broadway Elementary School. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, June 26, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate Dottie's life and honor her memory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, or to the Salvation Army, Citadel, 1101 South Lowry, Stillwater, OK 74074, in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/24/2008.
HART Paul, Age 57, Of Elmira, NY
Died on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. He was born on July 31, 1950 in Elmira, NY, and raised by Clarence and Bonnie Bercher. Paul is survived by five sisters and a brother. Mr. Hart both attended and worked for the Elmira Schools and held various other jobs in the Elmira area. He was an avid sports fan with a broad knowledge of players and statistics. Since 2006, Mr. Hart was a resident of Elcor and continued to follow his favorite local team, the Elmira Jackals. Paul dearly missed his bus companion, Phyllis Westlake, who predeceased him in 1999. Phyllis was a dedicated Secretary for the Olthof Funeral Home for many years. There will be a private family Memorial Service for Paul Hart at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/6/2008 - 6/8/2008.
HARTWICK - BRISCOE Susan E.
Age 62 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday June 13, 2008 after an extended illness. Susan was born November 30, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of the late Edward and Florence A. Brant Danks. She was a graduate of Lawrence Central High School. Susan was a retired dietician at U.C.P. House in Horseheads, NY. She enjoyed softball and bowling. Susan is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Jeffrey S. & Michelle Briscoe of East Greenbush, NY; daughters and sons-in-law: JoAnn E. & Charles Dapp of Montverde, Florida and Jennifer & Michael Ryan of Erin, NY; grandchildren: Matthew C. Briscoe, Briana E. Borden, and Aeriel E. Dapp; former husband: Henry J. Briscoe of Horseheads, NY; brothers: Martin Danks of Florida and James Danks of Ontario, NY; sister: Florence Danks of Grass Valley, California; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. There will be no prior calling hours. Gravesite Services will be held on Saturday June 21, 2008 at 2 PM at Hartwick Cemetery in Hartwick, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/18/2008.
HEMENWAY - Hazel I. Spencer, formerly of Towanda, died May 29, 2008, at her home in Altoona, Fla., with her family by her side. Hazel was diagnosed with mesothelioma (asbestos) related cancer in Nov. of 2007. Hazel's husband Elwood, and daughters Jeani Priest of Towanda and Laura Taylor of Arizona, cared for their wife and mother in her final months until her passing. Hazel was very well known in Towanda and a well respected member of the community. In 1978, Hazel and husband Elwood moved to Florida, leaving a host of friends and family behind to start a new life. They resided in Apopka, Fla. for 25 years before moving to Altoona, Fla., located in the Ocala Forest, where she enjoyed the country setting. Hazel is survived by her husband and former mayor and councilman of Towanda, Elwood; daughters, Laura Taylor-David of Mesa, Ariz., Lana Jean Priest-Barry of Towanda, Pa.; and sons, Guy Farrell-Terry of Orlando, Fla., Michael Farrell-Missy of Altamonte Springs, Fla. and Thomas Spencer-Judy of Palm Harbor, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; brothers, Loren Hemenway, Bill Hemenway, Dale Hemenway of California and very special brother and wife Albert Hemenway and Irene of Altoona, Fla. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert, of California. A memorial service will be held in Towanda at the convenience of the family. Any donations or memorials may be sent to the Hospice Association of Lake Sumter, 2445 Lake Park Road, Tavares, Fla. 32778. - Towanda Daily Review, 10 June 2008
HONNESS, Kevin M., Age 45, of rural Ft. Pierre,
died Saturday, June 7, 2008. Celebration of Life: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12, at the Amphitheater in Steamboat Park along the Missouri River in Pierre, SD. Memorial Services will be held in Trumansburg, NY and Brookings, SD at later dates. Isburg Funeral Chapel of Pierre has been placed in care of the arrangements. Kevin M. Honness was born September 17, 1962 in Ithaca, NY to David and Pamela Honness. He grew up in Trumansburg, NY. He attended school in the Trumansburg Central School District, graduating from Trumansburg High School in 1980. Kevin graduated from the State University of NY at Cobleskill, with his AAS degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management in 1982. He received his BS Degree in Biology Education from the State University of NY at Cortland. He then volunteered in the Peace Corps from 1986 to 1989, where he served in Liberia and West Africa. He was very proud of maintaining a 4.0 and was honored as Wildlife Master's Program Student of the Year in 2007. Kevin was currently enrolled in the Wildlife and Fisheries Ph. D. Program at SDSU in Brookings, SD. He was currently serving on the Board of Directors of Mission: Wolf, Gardner, CO. Devoted to the conservation of imperiled wildlife species, Kevin's work took him throughout the western United States. He was a natural resource specialist in Oregon, a fisheries biologist in Alaska, the assistant director at Mission: Wolf in Colorado, a member of the Yellowstone Wolf Project in Wyoming, a bighorn sheep biologist in New Mexico and, for the last 8 years, Kevin served as the Swift Fox project leader in South Dakota for the Turner Endangered Species Fund. His tireless contribution to Swift Fox recovery was his life's work and will forever remain his legacy. He was founder, a member and the race director of the Pierre Area Running Club. He was a tri-athlete, he was proud to have finished the Boston Marathon in 2003; he enjoyed soccer, climbing, hiking, cycling, and swimming. He was also a chef, creating and making meals better than any restaurant. Kevin is survived by his parents, Howard and Pamela Loveless of Trumansburg, NY and David and Deborah Honness of Newark, NY; his brothers: Chris (Cathy) Honness, Scot (Carla) Loveless and Howard (Kelli) Loveless; his sister, Debbie (Dave) O'Donnell; his companion, Laura Dixon of Brookings, SD. He is also survived by his nieces, Julie Loveless, Erika O'Donnell and Shannon O'Donnell; his nephews, Nathan Loveless, Kyle Honness, Matt Honness and Parker O'Donnell; his former wife, Kristy Bly; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorials may be directed to the Kevin M. Honness Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Trumansburg Central School District, Attn: Treasurer, 100 Whig Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/11/2008.
HOUSTON - Pauline (Polly) Houston Dickinson Sutton, 89, of Ocala, FL, died June 6th, 2008 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL. Born in Waverly, NY, Mrs. Dickinson Sutton was a resident of Mansfield for 38 years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, travel, baseball and church work. She was devoted to her family. Mrs. Dickinson Sutton was the daughter of the late Merton S. Houston and Alice Taylor Houston. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, LaRue W. Dickinson of Wellsboro. Pauline is survived by her spouse Richard Sutton of Ocala, FL; daughters Cheryl Hoerr of Temecula, CA and Susan Westervelt of Aston, PA; son-in-law Richard Westervelt of Aston; grandson Erik Westervelt of Aston; great- grandson Christian Reed of Laguna Niguel, CA. A memorial service will be held at First Congregational United Church Of Christ in Ocala, Fl. on June 21st.
HUNSINGER - Brooke Leanne Hunsinger, 17, of RR4, Box 4303, Meshoppen,
PA (Briar Ridge Road), died from injuries sustained in an automobile
accident, which occurred late Friday evening, June 6, 2008 on Lemon Creek
Rd., Washington Twp., Wyoming Co., PA. She was born on Aug. 4, 1990 at
Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, the youngest daughter of Ricky
and Diane Solsman Hunsinger. Living and growing up near Meshoppen all her
life, Brooke was a student of the Elk Lake School District, where she was
currently finishing up her junior year. She was also a student of the Susquehanna
County Career and Technology Center at Elk Lake, enrolled in the Health
Assistance Program since her freshman year. While in school, Brooke was
named Student of the Month for December of 2007, and she was just named
as one of the V.I.P Award winners for the junior class. She also earned
high honors at the S.C.C.T.C., was a member of the Elk Lake High School
S.A.D.D. and was a blood donor for the American Red Cross. During the summer
months, she was planning on working at the Elk Lake School District. Loving
animals, her future plans were to attend college and receive a degree as
a Veterinarian Tech. In her spare time, she loved to fish with her family
and friends and to ride four-wheelers. Surviving are her parents, Ricky
E. and Diane L. Solsman Hunsinger of Meshoppen; her older brother and his
wife, Jeremy P. and Shawnay Hunsinger of Lawton; her two older sisters,
Danielle C. Hunsinger and Jerry Crawford Jr. of Mehoopany and Jamie E.
Hunsinger of Auburn and two nieces, whom she loved and adored very much,
Deziray Crawford of Mehoopany and Nevaeh Hunsinger of Lawton. Also surviving
are her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Annie May Hunsinger of Springville;
maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Stella Rumovitz of Dickson City, as well
as many aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles and cousins. She was preceded
in death by her maternal grandparents, Philip and Stella Rumovitz Solsman
and her paternal grandfather, Ronald Hunsinger. Funeral services will be
held on Thursday, June 12, at 10 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main
St., Meshoppen, with Rev. Charles Bishop, of the Elk Lake Community Church,
officiating. Interment will be in the Tyler Hill Cemetery near Elk Lake.
Family and friends called at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, June
11, from 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
directed to the Brooke Leanne Hunsinger Memorial Fund that will be set
up through the Peoples National Bank, Meshoppen, PA 18630. - Wyalusing
Rocket Courier, 12 June 2008
Pauline Houston Dickinson Sutton
KELLOGG - Jeffrey P. Kellogg, 19, of Mosherville RD2 Millerton, died Sunday Nov 4, 1984 as the result of injuries he sustained in a one vehicle crash on Route 549 north of Mosherville in Wells Township, Bradford County. Following an autopsy performed at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Bradford County Coroner Gordon Eugene Fair stated that Kellogg had died as the result of massive internal injuries. Earlier the coroner had estimated that Kellogg had died between 5 and 6 a m Sunday Nov 4 even though the accident was not discovered until about 3:15pm that day. Coroner Fair had pronounced Kellogg dead at the scene of the mishap at 4:10 p m Sunday. State polite at Towanda said Kellogg's four wheel drive vehicle went down a 15 foot embankment and then rolled about 80 feet coming to rest on the north side of Seeley Creek. Kellogg was thrown from the vehicle which was demolished. Jeff attended the Fassett Baptist Church, graduate of the Troy High School, employee of S&S Alignment and Radiator Service and was a student at the Corning Community College Corning N Y. Surviving are his parents Kenneth P and Sharon (Barnes) Kellogg; sister Michelle at home; grandmothers Charlotte Barnes, Lillian M Martens, Susan Kellogg and Ruth Kellogg; aunts and uncles Sue and Robert Sterling, Douglas and Carol Kellogg, Jim and Tina Perry, Wesley Perry, Roxana and James Savmo, Marsha and Jack Brooks, Phyllis and Guy Nichols, and Cindy Hogan; numerous great aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends were invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Elmira NY from 7 to 9 p m Tuesday Nov 6 with funeral and committal services held there today Nov 7 at 10 a m with The Rev Donald Rockwell officiating. The family would appreciate continuations to the Troy High School Future Farmers of America. - Wellsboro Gazette, 7 Nov. 1984
KELLY - HORTON, Eula Kelly
Born July 1st, 1925, died
to be with "her Jesus" on June 6th, 2008 with her family at her side. She was a longtime resident of Horseheads and worked as a bus driver in the Horseheads School District and at JCPenney before moving to Florida in 1974. A memorial service was held at the Hammock 1st Baptist Church in Palm Coast, FL, on June 10th. She is survived by her husband, George, of 65 years; and their eight children, four sisters and one brother, 22 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hammock 1st Baptist, 5328 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, FL 32137, in her name. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/24/2008.
KRAMER - William J. Kramer Jr., 60, of RR 1 Monroeton, Pa. (Franklin Twp.), died Sunday evening, June 8, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born April 13, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late William J. Kramer Sr. and Grace E. Foerst Kramer. Bill, as he was known to his family and friends, was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Philadelphia, Class of 1965. On Nov. 16, 1968, he married the former Susan Grisi in Newtown, Pa. In earlier years he was employed with his father at W. Kramer Associates in Philadelphia, and was a former member of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Later he was a general contractor, building home throughout Bucks County. Bill was a devout Christian and he greatly loved his family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and traveling. Bill was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. In 1996 Bill and Susan moved to Franklindale, after owning land there since the 1970s. Surviving are: his loving wife, Susan, at home; his sister, Madelyn C. Kramer of Franklindale; nephews, Joey, Billy and his wife Amy, Michael and his wife Brittani, and Jake; nieces, Madelyn, Debbie and her husband Bill, Donna and her husband Scott, Dawn and her husband Dave, Jeni and her husband Rich, and Rachel; numerous great nieces great nephews and many cousins whom he deeply loved; his mother-in-law Irene; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Barbara and her husband Tom, Mark and his wife Terri, and Philip. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his nephew, Danny, a brother-in-law Steven and his father-in-law Phil. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be on Saturday June 14, 2008, Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945, in William J. Kramer Jr.'s memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 11 June 2008
LAJZA - OSTRANDER, Rose Lajza
Age 92, formerly of Cato, died June 9, 2008 in Finger Lakes Center for Living. Born in Cayuta, NY, Rose moved to Cato in 1968. She was the widow of George E. Ostrander who died in 2001. Rose was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was a former employee of Cornell University (infirmary, dining and accountant at Statler Hall) and Cotton-Hanion Lumber, Odessa as an accountant. She also served on the Board of Elections, was a Republican Committee Woman in Schuyler County, a volunteer for the Heart, Cancer and March of Dimes Associations. Rose was formerly employed as Assistant County Clerk. Surviving are three children, including Barbara O. Ferguson (James Krumm) of Locke; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, including great-granddaughter, Heather Ferguson of Locke; and granddaughter-in-law, Choung McHugh of Montross, VA; and many caring neighbors in Cato and staff members at the Finger Lakes Center for Living. Services were private with burial in St. Mary's of the Lake Cemetery, Watkins Glen. Contributions may be sent to the Mott Memorial Park in care of the Cato Village Clerk, Cato, NY 13033. The Bush Funeral Home of Jordan had charge of arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/22/2008.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, August 18, 1948
Mrs. Marian Larrison Seagers, aged 79 years, of Westfield, died Aug. 9, 1948. She was born in Clymer Township, April 29, 1869, daughter of J. Gurnee and Emily Brownell Larrison in Westfield and spent her entire life in Westfield and vicinity. She was married to James I. Seagers at Troupsburg, NY and to them were born two daughters, Margaret Seagers Duley with whom she resided, and Onalee Seagers Hoyle of San Francisco. Her husband died in 1929. Mrs Seagers was a member of the Westfield Methodist Church and the Cowanesque Chapter, Easter Star, of which she was a Past Matron. A stepson Carl Seagers of Elkland also survives. Funeral services were held at the Westfield Methodist Church, Rev. Webb Ayres officiating; burial in the Ulysses Cemetery.
LITTLE - DUNN, Geraldine L.
died peacefully, Thursday evening, June 12, 2008 in her home following an illness at the age of 83 surrounded by her loving family. Born on April 23, 1925 daughter of Harry & Mable Jones Little. She married Glenn E. Dunn Jr. on June 12, 1945 in Wellsburg and he predeceased her on August 19, 2002. She retired from F. M. Howell and Company after many years of dedicated service. Geraldine is remembered as a loving mother who always put others needs ahead of her own especially where her children were concerned and was a limitless source of love, encouragement and laughter. Her legacy lives on in her children, Patricia D. (Clayton) VanZile, Southport; Fran (EJ) Pack Horseheads; Timothy A. (Pamela) Dunn, Elmira; Lori Updike, Elmira; Michele (Ted) Hill, Horseheads; a sister, Mae Buchanan, Erin; sisters-in-law, Alice Doan, Chemung, Sandy Little, Chemung; grandchildren, John, Karo Jesse, Shawn, Clay, Andy, Tanner, Jaron, Jack, Sara, Amy, Joli, Taylor, Katie, Kristen and Jeremy; several great grandchildren, great great grandchildren nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by a sister, Frances Viselli and three brothers, Kenny, Donald and Jack Little. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday, June 16, 2008 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. with the Reverend Gary Mammarello officiating. Memorials may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice or in her honor do a good deed for another. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/15/2008.
LOVELL - BENNETT, Carolyn A. "Polly"
Age 58, of Tuscarora, NY, passed peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Wednesday morning, June 4, 2008. Carolyn was the daughter of the late Walter and Bessie Hackett Lovell. She was a retiree with Corning Inc. in the Erwin Plant for 32 years. Carolyn is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Kenneth D. Bennett; daughters, Tia Burrows (Niaz Husain) of Ithaca, NY, Holly Bennett (Chuck Peters) of Tuscarora, NY, Bettie Baker (Charlie Baker) of Knoxville, PA, and Mary Heffner (Jimmy Easling) of Tuscarora, NY; grandchildren, Christina, Amanda, April, Genny, and Penny Burrows, Denise, Elmyra, Jacob, and Mason Cary, Curtis Clark, Erin, Daniel and Samantha Outman, and Bryan Baker, Kenneth Freeland, Kristina Morseman, Tiara Easling, Kirk and Korbin Heffner, Stephanie Easling, RJ and Trista Martin; great-grandsons, Grant, Justin, Willie, Randy, Dimitri, Johnathon, Ethan, and Noah; brothers, Clarence (Joan) Lovell of Gibson, NY and Curtis (Annette) Kio of Westfield, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to the Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison, NY on Saturday, June 7, 2008, from 1-5 p.m. Mrs. Bennett's Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/6/2008.
LOZIER - Eliza W. Davis, 88, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Saturday, June 7, 2008 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born August 6, 1919, in Troupsburg, NY, she was the daughter of Roger G. and Effie Cady Lozier. On September 27, 1938, in Addison, NY, she married Paul B. Davis, who predeceased her in 1980. A private grave side service was held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Austinburg, PA. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller officiated. Memorials may be made to the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Harrison Valley, PA 16927. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses.
MORROW William P.
Of Westampton, NJ, died June 6, 2008 in Saratoga Springs, NY. He was 91. Born March 14, 1917 in Elmira, NY, to James E. Morrow and Vera A. Criddle. Arrangements by Burke Funeral Home, Saratoga Springs. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/15/2008.
MUNN - “To every thing there is a season and a time for every
purpose under heaven.” — Ecclesiastes 3:1
Lavere C. Munn, 81, a lifelong and well respected resident of Litchfield, died Tuesday evening, June 3, 2008 following a brief illness. Lavere is survived by: his loving wife of almost 59 years, Janice (Twigg) Munn; his children and their spouses, Gary and Darla Munn of Dalton, Ga., Robin and Robin Munn, of Sayre, Cdr. Lyle, (Retired USN) and Denise Munn of St. Leonard, Md., Michelle (Munn) and Patrick Burkhart of Boca Raton, Fla., and Dr. Barry Munn of Gainesville, Ga.; his sister, Shirley Talada of Bath, N.Y.; grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa (Munn) and John Farmer, Lori (Munn) and Shawn Giles, Andrew and Jennifer Munn, Jason Munn, Megan Munn, Katie (Munn) and Dan Wilson, Kevin Munn, Patrick Burkhart, Brittany Burkhart, Ashley Burkhart, Trevor Munn and Seth Munn; great-grandchildren, Taryn, Joseph, Rebekah, Christina, Samuel and David Farmer, Mason and Benjamin Giles and Aubrey Wilson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Barbara Twigg of Sayre, Lois and Tracy Silkman of Litchfield, Carol Babcock of Sheshequin, Gerald and Lucille Twigg of Litchfield; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lavere was born on May 3, 1927 in Litchfield, a son of the late Alfred U. and Goldie L. (Goble) Munn. He was a graduate of Athens High School, class of 1945, served in the US Army, 11th Airborne and participated in the Occupational Forces in Japan (1947-1948). He married his sweetheart Janice on June 26, 1949. Lavere has been a lifelong and devoted member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer for over 30 years, was a Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir and served on the Administrative Council and Board of Trustees of the Church. In his early years he worked as a farmer, then began his 30-year employment at Ingersoll-Rand, retiring in 1985. Not one to ‘slow down,’ he then completed 10 additional years at Limerick Construction. In addition to working, Lavere enjoyed hiking, gardening, golfing, bowling and camping. Most of all, Lavere was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who was always understanding, encouraging and supportive to the family he was so proud of. A Celebration of Lavere’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 So. Main St., Nichols. Rev. Jon Austin will officiate. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Chapel on Saturday from noon until the time of the service. Those wishing may kindly consider directing memorials to the Litchfield United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Norma Barrowcliff, 428 No. Keystone Ave. Apt 9, Sayre, PA 18840 or The MDS Foundation, PO Box 353 Crosswicks, NJ 08515 (www.mds-foundation.org) in loving memory of Lavere C. Munn. Memories and condolences for Lavere’s family may be shared at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. - Sayre Morning Times, 4 June 2008
MURRAY - Brandon D. Murray, 19, of Stark Road, Tunkhannock, PA, died Friday evening, June 6, 2008, from injures suffered in a motor vehicle accident on Lemon Creek Road in Washington Township. He was born Feb. 7, 1989 in Tunkhannock, son of Timothy Murray of Pennsylvania and Shalene Beck of Tunkhannock. He was a 2008 graduate of Tunkhannock High School. His future plans were to work with his adopted father, Michael Chase of Tunkhannock in his construction business. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, motorsports, BMX biking and four-wheeling. He enjoyed playing pool with his brothers and friends and also enjoyed late night breakfast at Denny’s. He was preceded in death by an adopted grandmother, Rita Chase. Surviving are brothers, USMC Sgt. Dustin Murray of Camp LeJeune, NC and USMC Cpl. Jeremy Murray of Camp Pendleton, CA; grandmothers, Sherri Austin of Tunkhannock and Carol Murray of Springville; his adopted grandfather, Edward Chase of Tunkhannock; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, handled the arrangements with a visitation Monday night and private funeral services at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tunkhannock Area Vocational Instruction, Tunkhannock Area School District, 41 Philadelphia Ave., Tunkhannock, PA 18657. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 12 June 2008
NAVICKAS - Ruth T. Mead, 80, of Montrose, PA died, Monday, June 9, 2008 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose. Born Jan. 9, 1928 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna [Rucius] Tunilo. She loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth also enjoyed crocheting and gardening. Survivors include her husband of almost 60 years, Clifford “Jim” Mead of Montrose; daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie D. Mead and Thomas Sivahop of Pittston, Deanna and John Krause of Montrose; grandchildren, Lori and David Zona of Montrose, Stacy Krause and significant other, Dan Richardson of Nicholson, Thomas J. Sivahop of Pittston; great-grandchildren, Devon, Rachael, Laurel, Marisa, Arithia, Zack, Owen and Autumn; brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Rita Navickas of New Milford; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by four siblings. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 13 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 12 June 2008
NELSON - Audrey A. Peel, 71, of RR 2 Ulster, Pa., died Monday morning, June 9, 2008, at her home following an extended illness. Born Nov. 5, 1937 in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Nelson. On March 30, 1957, she married Russell C. Peel in Trenton, N.J. Audrey and Russell moved to the Ulster area in 1986. She owned and operated Peel's Country Place on the Ulster-East Smithfield Road for over 15 years until her health no longer permitted her to continue. Nancy was a member of SS Peter and Paul Parish, Towanda. Surviving are: her husband of 50 years, Russell C. Peel, at home; her son, David C. Peel and his wife Beth Peel of Yardley, Pa.; her granddaughter, Robyn Peel of Yardley, Pa.; several niece and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, June Walter. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179 Ulster, PA 18850; or to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945, in Audrey A. Peel's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 11 June 2008
ORGANSKY - Nancy Ann Hunsberger, 53, of RR 4 Towanda, Pa., died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at her home. Born July 7, 1954 in Norristown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Organsky and Anna Hankowski Organsky. Nancy was a graduate of Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School Class of 1972. She traveled with her future husband David W. "Hunsy" Hunsberger extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East. On Sept. 22, 1973, she married David in Hawley, Pa. Nancy was employed as a Tupperware salesperson and manager for 15 years and later was employed by Yarway in Blue Bell, Pa. After Nancy and David moved to the Towanda area in 2005 she was employed part time by the Comfort Inn in Wysox, Pa. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Conshohocken, Pa. Nancy loved music and working in her garden. Surviving are: her husband, David W. Hunsberger, at home; her daughters, Dana Hunsberger, at home, Heidi Hunsberger of Norristown, Pa., Heather Hunsberger of Norristown, Pa.; her brothers, John Organsky and his wife Patti of Coatesville, Pa., Alex Organsky and his wife Charlotte of Red Hill, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be private. - Towanda Daily Review, 11 June 2008
OSGOOD - Roland Lorenzo Osgood, age 71, of Pine City, N.Y., died Aug. 13, 1982, at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, N Y. He was born May 29, 1911, the son of Clarence and Margaret (Grinnell) Osgood in a farm home in Wells Township at Bradford County. Mr. Osgood served a total of 44 years in the Christian ministry of the United Methodist Church in the following conferences: the former Genesee Conference, Central New York, Northern New York where in 1977 he was host pastor to the regular session of the Conference; Western Pennsylvania, and Southern California. The last parish he served was at Webb Mills. N.Y. He was also active in community and civic affairs including the Community Music Association, Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Masons and a member of ?. He is survived by his wife, Edah Lasell Osgood, of Pine City; two brothers, Edmund and Charles of Wellsboro; children, Carolyn Osgood Markowski of Eden, N.Y.. Robert M. Osgood of Glen Ridge, N.J., and Jonathan M. of Media; stepdaughter, Arlene Bevendge; and 11 grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Centenary United Methodist Church, with the Rev. William Swales and Rev. David Oertel officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Bethany Retirement Center, the American Cancer Society, or the Webb Mills United Methodist Church Memorial.
PACKARD Gene G. "Gino"
Age 78, of Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday morning, June 18, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Gino was born February 1, 1930. He served his country with the US Army and retired with Thatcher Glass in Elmira Heights and the Elmira Star-Gazette. Gino is survived by a stepbrother, Robert Slaven of Corning, NY; and best friends, Theresa Wrought of Horseheads, NY and LaFayette Miller of Elmira, NY. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY on Monday, June 23, 2008, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mr. Packard's funeral will be held at 12 p.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/21/2008.
PAYNE Guy Douglas
52, of North Fort Myers, Florida, died June 22, 2008 under the care of Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. Born June 1, 1956 in Elmira, New York, to Leroy and Phyllis Welch Payne. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Guy is survived by his father and mother of Fort Myers, Florida; brother, Robert L. (Beverlie) Payne of Cape Coral, Florida; sister, Jill P. (Mark) McGinnis of Fort Myers, Florida; nephews, Andrew and Stephen Payne of Columbus, Ohio, Darien McGinnis of Fort Myers; and niece, Elizabeth Payne of Cape Coral; aunts, Esther W. Enright of Elmira, New York, Ruth Ann Shipley of Fort Myers, Florida; cousins, Roy R. Van Atta of Elmira, Kurt F. Van Atta of Margate, Florida, and Wendy V. Proctor of Seneca Falls, New York; good friend and caregiver, Susan Schwartz of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and North Fort Myers, Florida. He was predeced in death by grandparents, Roy R. and Ora Balmer Welch of Elmira, New York, and Leroy and Ruth Payne of Washington, DC; aunt, Carrie Welch Van Atta of Elmira, New York; uncle, Walter B. Payne of Youngstown, Ohio; and cousin, Michele Enright Fusco. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local Hospice Program. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/24/2008.
PENNYPACKER - F. David Pennypacker, 66, of Milledgeville, Georgia,
died at his residence Saturday, May 31, 2008. He was born July 27, 1941.He
lived in Wellsboro for 28 years and was a retired certified public accountant,
founder of Pennypacker & Gooch, P.C. and a was a member of AICPA and
He is survived by his wife Sharon of Milledgeville, son Samuel of Dakar, Senegal, Africa, grandson Max Pennypacker of Ephrata, PA, sister Florence McGlone of Berlin, NJ, and cousins Mary Ellen Dupree-Leonard and Thomas Simmons. He was predeceased by his son Frank. A community leader, he served as President of the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, and Growth Resources of Wellsboro Foundation (GROW), he was a long time member of the North Campus Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Grand Canyon Airport Authority, Director, Citizens & Northern Bank, Director, Sweet Foundation, one of several founders of Tioga Development Corporation, Founder, Wellsboro Foundation, Founder, Wellsboro Community Foundation, and recipient of the Wellsboro Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow award. He was an active participant on numerous committees. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the F. David Pennypacker Scholarship Fund, Wellsboro Community Foundation, 114 Main St., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 4 June 2008
PERSONIUS - KIRK, Constance A. (Lux)
Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, June 19, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born on March 25, 1921 in Elmira, NY to the late Jesse and Florence (Peterson) Personius. Constance was predeceased by her son, Bruce Lux and sister, Virginia Newnham. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia (Gary) Blackwell of Horseheads; son, Roy (Rebecca) Lux of Danby, NY; grandchildren, Manda Blackwell of Horseheads, Scott (Kimberley) Blackwell of Rochester, Lynnette Lux of Willseyville, NY, Roy Lux and Christine Meade; many great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Snyder of Washington; along with many nieces and nephews. Services for Constance will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/21/2008
POWELL - When someone you love becomes a memory ... the memory
becomes a treasure.
Well known and respected life long resident of Warren Center, Merton L. Powell, 86, died on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. He was born on Aug. 15, 1921 in Warren Center, a son of the late Arthur H. and Angie (Bowen) Powell. Merton attended school in Warren Center and was a graduate of LeRaysville High School. For many years he was employed at Stackmore Furniture Company in Owego, N.Y. and the Endicott Forging Company in Endicott, N.Y. In addition, he found time to own and operate the family dairy farm in Warren Center. He was a founding member of the Warren Township Fire Department and will be greatly missed for the upcoming Field Days. He enjoyed going square dancing and being with his "circle of friends." Merton also enjoyed attending county fairs where he could watch horse pulls and listen to country music. Although he found the greatest pleasure being surrounded by his family and friends. He always looked forward to family outings and treasured the time everyone could join him at his cabin. The community of Warren Center will greatly miss this wonderful man and friend. Merton is survived by his loving and caring companion Charlotte Petty of Warren Center, Pa.; his sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and JoAnn Powell of Marysville, Pa.; Richard and Mary Powell of Athens, Pa.; David and Melanie Powell of St. Augustine, Fla.; seven grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, Charlotte's extended family, many close friends and numerous cousins. A celebration of Merton's life and time of remembering the special gift he was to all of us will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols, N.Y. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, at the funeral chapel. A period of visitation will also be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Warren Township Fire Department, c/o Vincent Neville RR 1, Box 1372, Little Meadows, PA 18830, in loving memory of Merton L. Powell. - Towanda Daily Review, 9 June 2008
ROSENBERG Arnold L.
Age 83, died June 20, 2008 after an extended illness. Arnold was born February 19, 1925 in Cortland, NY, to Samuel and Ida Finn Rosenberg. After graduating Cornell University School of Mechanical Engineering in 1947, he served as an Lt. Jg. in the US Navy. After leaving the service, Arnold worked for Western Electric. Upon the demise of his father, Arnold took over his father's furniture business and grew the operation with stores in Corning, Elmira, Ithaca and Big Flats (Arnold's Furniture and Kobackers). Flying, water-skiing and genealogy were Arnold's passions. He and his wife, Arlene, eventually retired to Palm Harbor, FL. Arnold is survived by his wife, Arlene Sproule Rosenberg; his children, Karen Rosenberg, Seattle, WA; and Jill and Paul Forleo and grandchildren, Bill and Katie, Pittsford, NY; Lisa and Scott Bush, Elmira, NY; Jeffrey Rosenberg and granddaughter, Emily, Horseheads, NY; Myra Rosenberg and granddaughter, Rachael, Rochester, NY; stepsons, Gary Kinner and John Kinner, Palm Harbor, FL; sister, Lorraine and Jules Shimberg, Hartsdale, NY; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 30, 2008, at Temple B'Nai Israel, officiated by Rabbi Miriam Biatch. The family will have a private burial following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Temple B'Nai Israel, 900 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14905; or Jewish Welfare Fund, PO Box 3087, Elmira, NY 14905. The family will receive friends at the home of Lisa and Scott Bush, 386 Watercure Hill Rd., Elmira 14901, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/24/2008.
ROSENGRANT - Russell A. Rosengrant, 89, of Wyalusing, PA died on Friday, June 6, 2008 at the Bradford County Manor, where he had been a patient since 2004. Born July 20, 1918, he was the son of the late Russell and Addie Ashcraft Rosengrant. He graduated from Wyalusing High School and attended one year of college before entering WWII in December 1942. He served in the U.S. Army 301st Infantry and participated in the battles of Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was discharged in July 1945. After the war, he began working for the U.S. Postal System and was the Postmaster in Wyalusing, retiring after more than 30 years of service. He was a very active member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church and served as Clerk of Session for many years and also held other offices in the church. He was responsible for helping many friends, neighbors and family, quietly and anonymously, over many years. He was a former member of Towanda Post #42 American Legion and currently a member of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion. Surviving are several distant cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. immediately following the Sunday, June 22 church service at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, Wyalusing, with his pastor, Rev. Barry R. Ballard, officiating. Graveside military services will be held on Saturday, June 21 at the Lacey Street Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. by members of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion, Wyalusing. Memorials in Russell’s memory may be directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, 12 June 2008
ROSSETTIE Gerald F
In Loving Memory Of...Painted Post, NY, Gerald F. Rossettie, 93 years, of 212 Walnut Street, Corning, NY, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008. He was born in Corning, NY on November 6, 1914, the son of the late Joseph L. and Helen Reagan Rossettie. He was a graduate of Assumption College, Windsor, Ontario. A lifetime resident of the Corning/Elmira area. Gerald and Mary Elizabeth Hennessy were married September 19, 1940 at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira, NY. Mary Elizabeth (Betty) predeceased him on July 4, 2000. Gerald was employed as a Production Planner with Corning Inc., retiring as a Senior Associate in 1979 with 44 years of service. He was a communicant of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary's Church. Gerald was a member of Corning City Government for sixteen years, serving as 4th Ward Alderman, Police Commissioner, and Deputy Mayor. He also served as a trustee of the Southeast Steuben County Library, and on numerous other public service committees for Corning area. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and golfing. Surviving are his family, sons, James F. (Patricia) Rossettie of Corning, NY, John D. (Jean) Rossettie of Reading, MA, Gerald E. (Carol) Rossettie of Sands Point, NY, J. Thomas (Theresa) of Painted Post, NY, Richard P. (Lorraine) Rossettie of Corning, NY, Michael J. (Kathleen) Rossettie of Corning, NY, and Stephen V. (Vicki) Rossettie of Corning, NY; daughters, Mary A. (Yehia) Khalil of Glastonbury, CT, and Helen E. (Lisa) (Joseph) Schimizzi of Corning, NY; and daughter-in-law, Patrice Rossettie of Mendham, NJ. Gerald was blessed with 33 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Robert W. Rossettie. Friends are invited to call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First Street, Corning, NY, Sunday, June 15, 2008, from 4-8 p.m. A Prayer Service will be offered Monday, June 16, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY at 10:00 a.m. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Gerald's name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY, or All Saints Academy, 158 State Street, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/14/2008.
RUSSO - Gloria M. Russo, 84 years, died May 7, 2008 at her home in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Gloria was born in Millerton, PA on February 23, 1924, the daughter of Pietr and Theresa Aiello Russo. She was one of nine siblings. She is survived by two sisters, Dora Harch of Mt. Shasta, CA and Rose Cacace of Campbell, NY; one brother, Francis Russo of Old Brookville L.I., NY; and dear friend, Carmen Ostoloza of Puerto Rico. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Anthony, Louis, Salvatore; and sisters, Mary Mitchel and Flora Baldwin. Calling hours were at the Buxeda Funeral Home, Puerto Rico, followed by Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her life at her parish church, St. Ignatius Loyala. She was a member of the choir for many years and had many friends who were also her family; especially Sylvia and Chuck Payne, both doctors who helped her through her illness these last years of her life. Gloria graduated from Campbell Central School in 1942 and went on to earn two Masters degrees; one in Math and Science at Albany State Teacher’s College, and one from Columbia University in NYC in Public Health Education. Her career took her all over the world, working with U.S. Public Health Services and World Health Organization to provide technical assistance to developing countries. Her accomplishments were far too numerous and varied to list. She retired to her beloved Puerto Rico, where she lived for 28 years until her death. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 8508 Main St., Campbell, NY 14821. - Corning Leader, 3 June 2008
SARGENT - Anna J. Sargent, 46, of John St., Corning died Monday, June 2, 2008, at Corning Hospital unexpectedly. She was born February 2, 1962, in Elmira, NY the daughter of Harry and Betsy (Temple) Sargent. She previously worked as a Nurse for Three Rivers Health Care in Painted Post, and also enjoyed her time at Denny’s and opening Burger King. Anna was a loving friend as well as mother to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her daughters, Kassandra, Samantha and Betsy Johnson all of Corning; her fiance, Duane Wright and his son, Jessie both of Corning; brothers, Tommy (Sherry) Peters of FL, David (Cindy) Peters of FL and William (Michelle) Sargent of OK. She was predeceased by her sister, Lorraine Heeman. The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Friday, June 6, 2008, from 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Kit Tobin Officiating. - Corning Leader, 4 June 2008
SCHWALB Harold D.
Age 89, on Monday, June 16, 2008, formerly of Elmira, NY. Born in Yonkers, NY, son of the late Jacob and Helen Schwalb. Survivors include four nieces and four nephews. Mr. Schwalb was a former teacher at Southside High School and a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath. Memorial Services will be held in Falls Church, VA. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings, NY. Donations may be made to Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/21/2008.
SHADDUCK - Doris I. Stone, 82, of Waverly, died on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at home. Doris was born on June 3, 1925 in Chemung, the daughter of the late James and Esther (Peppard) Shadduck. She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Vicki Stone of Kissimmee, Fla.; sister, Jean VanZile of Chemung; brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Laura Shadduck of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 22 nieces and nephews; and her many friends at Elizabeth Square Apartments, where she resided since October of 1983. Doris was predeceased by: her husband, Kenneth D. Stone Sr.; daughter, Patricia May; son, Kenneth Douglas Stone Jr.; sisters, Pearl (Roy) Wood, Ellen (Walter) Robbins, Minnie (Arrvo) Kauppinen; brothers, Stanley Shadduck and Paul (Mary) Shadduck; brother-in-law, Elwood VanZile. Doris was a waitress and hospitality specialist at many local restaurants, including The Tomahawk Restaurant, Elmira Country Club and Down the Hatch in Daytona, Fla. It was Doris’ request that there be no services. Interment will be in the Chemung Cemetery, Chemung. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McKee Memorial Chapel, Waverly. - Sayre Morning Times, 4 June 2008
SHOPE Robert E. "Bobby"
Age 48, of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 4, 2008. Bobby was born November 28, 1959, in Elmira, the son of R. Dale and Nancy Lofstrom Shope. In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife Diane Miller Shope; children, Brittny M. Shope, R. Barrett Shope; and grandson Jace, all of The Woodlands, TX; brothers, Gary J. "Bucky" Shope of Houston, TX, Timothy D. Shope, with Bonnie Landon, of Whitney Point, NY, David M. Shope, with wife Jeaninne, of Watkins Glen, Jerome T. "Weegie", Shope, with wife Janet, Ronald C. Shope, with Yvette Sullivan, and James A. Shope, with wife Christine, all of Elmira. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, long time friends, Hank and Linda Kimball of Big Flats; along with many other good friends. A graduate of EFA, Bobby was a member of the wrestling team. He was a self employed carpenter, known for his excellent workmanship. Bobby moved to Texas, where he raised his children. He moved back to the Elmira area 4 years ago. Bobby enjoyed time in the Watkins Glen area….on Seneca Lake, or at the track, being a fan of NASCAR, IRL, and Formula One racing. He had a great sense of humor, always quick with a joke. Bobby will be forever loved and missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, June 9, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Bobby's memory may be directed to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1200-A Scottsville Road, Suite 100, Rochester NY 14624. Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/6/2008 - 6/8/2008.
SHUEY - Nancy Shuey Ayres, 64, of Rocky Mount, Va., was called
home by the Lord, Thursday afternoon, May 29, 2008. She was preceded in
death by her father, Alfred Shuey and granddaughter, Mae Beth Cooper. Surviving
are her husband, Terry Ayres; children, David Ayres, Nita Cooper and husband,
Steve; grandchildren, Joseph Ayres, Marcus and Claire Cooper; her mother,
Laura Shuey; her brothers and sisters, Will Shuey and wife, Linda, Bob
Shuey and wife, Darlene, Shelby Arendt and husband, David, Nell Drake and
husband, Paul and Tim Shuey and wife, Margaret; numerous nieces and nephews
as well as a host of family and friends. A funeral service will be held
at 10a.m. on Monday June 2, at First Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va. Interment
will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park in Boones Mill, Va.. The family
will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 1,
at Oakey's North Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations
be made to Parkway Christian Academy, 3230 King St., Roanoke, VA. 24012;
Christ Academy, 523 Clifton Ave., Collingdale, Pa., 19023; or Holy Trinity
Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Huntington Blvd.. NE, Roanoke, VA 24012.
"May her memory be eternal!"---- Mansfield Gazette, 4 June 2008
SNEARLY Immer W.
June 14, 2008, formerly of Elmira, NY. Beloved husband of the late Dawn E. (nee Norman) Snearly. Dearest father of William N. (Merle) Snearly and Laura L. (Mark) Chriswell. Cherished grandfather of Immer Stephan and Kaitlyn Elaine Chriswell. Memorial Service, 11 a.m., July 12, 2008, at Zion Lutheran Church, Clarence Center, NY. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or the American Heart Association. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/22/2008.
STICKLER - Herbert Stickler, 92, of Lindley, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at The Waters of Three Rivers. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Taft of Lindley, Linda Galligan of Bath; four sons, Charles Stickler of Addison, Larry Stickler and Gerald Stickler, both of Prattsburgh, Dennis Stickler of Lindley. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7 at Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, Capt. John Merchant officiating. Arrangements are with the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning. - Corning Leader, 4 June 2008
SULLIVAN William J.
Age 77, of N. Glen Avenue, Watkins Glen, NY, passed on June 20, 2008 in the comfort of his home. Bill is the son of the late Jerry and Mary O'Connor Sullivan. He is survived by his sister, Mary Sullivan Crouch of Watkins Glen, NY; nieces, Kathy (Larry) Edwards and Linda English, all of Ohio; nephews, Jerry (Ann) English of Colorado, Tim (Nancy) English of Ohio, Tom (Caroline) English of New Jersey, Bob (Sue) Sullivan of Lodi, NY, and John (Sylvia) Sullivan of Horseheads, NY. Several great-nieces and nephews; and his dear friend, Ruth Givin of Burdett, NY, also survive him. In addition to his parents; Bill is predeceased by his brother, Jack Sullivan; and sister, Kathleen English. Mr. Sullivan earned his Ph.D in Pharmacy and worked for many years in Lima, Ohio. He was a member of the Watkins Glen Lodge of Elks BPOE #1546, Montour Moose Lodge #426 and the Montour Falls Mechanics Club. Bill enjoyed his time he spent at his cabin in Canada with his family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY, on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. His funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Watkins Glen, NY. Those wishing to remember Mr. Sullivan may do so through memorials to a charity of one's choice.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/22/2008.
TEWKSBURY - Dorothy O. Tewksbury Tilley of Spring Hill, Pa. and Vestal, N.Y., went to meet the angels in her heavenly garden with the blooming of the roses on Thursday, June 12, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, William J. Tilley, her parents, Valda (Capwell) and George Tewksbury, her siblings, Floyd, Vern, and Florence, her sister-in-law Betty, and her special niece, Beverly, who cared for her at the Wyalusing Valley Retirement Home. She is survived brother, Ralph and his large family, her loving children, David Tilley of Elk Ridge, Md., Marsha and Philip Zhookoff of Atlanta, Ga. and Elizabeth Tilley of Binghamton, N.Y., and her grandchildren, Lauren and Evan Tilley, Jessica Young, Erin Dowd, and Zoe and Canaan Coppola. Dorothy was a long standing member of the Vestal United Methodist Church and chaplain of her chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was guided by her faith in God and her genuine love of others. She was a devoted wife who tirelessly cared for her husband over decades of serious illness, and a loving mother, friend and neighbor. She worked in the guidance department at VCHS and was active in many other ways. The world was better because she was in it. A graveside service will be held 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2008, at the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, Pa. Flowers of condolence may be sent to DeMunn Funeral Home, 36 Conklin Ave., Binghamton, N.Y. Arrangements for the family are directed by the DeMunn Funeral Home. Submitted by Carol Brotzman, Daily Review June 13, 2008 and the Binghamton Press June 13, 2008
TOOTHAKER - Eric William Toothaker, 24, of 6930 Sea Turtle Circle, Navarre, FL and formerly of Hazleton, died Tuesday, May 27th in Navarre. Born in Wellsboro, PA, May 26, 1984 he was the son of William Toothaker and the former Carrie Broughton. Eric was currently serving on active duty in the United States Air Force where he was a jet propulsion apprentice. He was an avid sports fan and particularly enjoyed following Penn State University. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Sandra Toothaker and his maternal grandmother Ellen Manchester. Surviving are his wife, the former Megan Holling, father William Toothaker and his wife Rebecca of Mar Lin, PA, mother Carrie Sernak and her husband Henry of Hazleton, sister Tanya Toothaker, US Airforce, Germany brothers Brandon and Adam Toothaker and sister Faith Toothaker. Also surviving are his paternal grandfather Bruce Toothaker and his wife Sue of Blossburg, PA, maternal grandfather William Broughton and his wife Lori of Wellsboro, PA, in-law's Donald and Judy Holling of Hazleton and sister-in-law Jessica Sharps of West Virginia. A funeral service was held Wednesday, June 4th at 9:00 AM from the Hazle Chapel of Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, Inc., 426 West Broad Street, Hazleton. The service then continued in the Transfiguration Church, West Hazleton. Burial took place in the Nuremburg Cemetery. Friends were able to call at the Hazle Chapel on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9:00 PM. Memorial Donations for a fund that will be set up in Eric's memory are welcomed by the family and can be sent C/O Megan Toothaker, 6930 Sea Turtle Circle, Navarre, FL, 32566.
WHITE - Marion White Walker, age 82, wife of John Bruce Walker, was received by Our Lord on June 2, 2008 at Regional Hospice Home. Born in Sheffield, England on February 15, 1926, she was the daughter of Herbert and Marguerite Hamby White. Mrs. Walker met her husband, John, during World War II while ballroom dancing. She tapped another woman on the shoulder to dance with John and they have been dancing ever since. Marion worked for a credit union in Michigan and was a research assistant to the Dean of Corning Community College. She was always active in the Episcopal churches she attended. She sang like an angel to the glory of God in the church choirs and helped the churches thrive. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Walker is survived by four sons, Paul David Walker and wife Bonnie Walker of Long Beach, California, Michael John Walker of Greenville, Craig Andrew Walker and wife Robin Nail Walker of Spartanburg, and David Bruce Walker and fiancée Sandi Koontz of Corning, New York; five grandchildren, Yanni Dylan Walker, Brooke Kathryn Walker, Kelli Michelle Walker, Joseph Randall Walker, and Konnor David Walker; a step-grandson, Andrew Bradley Thompson; and a great granddaughter, Neveah Te Ona Walker. She was predeceased by a grandson, Sean David Walker. A celebration service in her memory will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 4:00 PM at The Episcopal Church of the Advent conducted by The Reverend Sue Perrin. The family will be at the home of a son, Craig Andrew Walker, 421 Maple Croft Street, Spartanburg following the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3535 Pelham Road, Suite 101, Greenville, SC 29615, or the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615, or Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303. - Corning Leader, 4 June 2008
WOODFORD - GROVER Eleanor R. Woodford
Age 77 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday June 8, 2008 at Bethany Manor. Eleanor was born March 26, 1931 in Lodi, NY the daughter of the late Clarence and Edna Mead Woodford. Eleanor married her husband, James R. Grover, on August 5, 1950 and he pre-deceased her on February 24, 2000. She was also pre-deceased by her sister Marjorie A. Woodford Markell on February 17, 2008. Eleanor retired from The Elmira Star Gazette and moved to Florida with her husband Jim who had owned Grover's Fireplace Center in Horseheads, NY for several years. Eleanor had been a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Elmira prior to moving to Florida. She loved camping and riding motorcycles with her husband Jim. Eleanor loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Grover is survived by her brother: Rudolph "Bucky" Mead of Horseheads, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Wilma Jean & John Wiltsie of Earlville, NY; niece: Patricia Wiltsie of Earlville, NY; nephews: Richard Wiltsie of Oxford, NY, Jeff Mead and John Mead both of Auburn, NY; several great nieces, great nephews, one great great niece, two great great nephews, one aunt, one uncle, several cousins, and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY TODAY Wednesday June 11, 2008 from 1-2 PM. Eleanor's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 PM. Interment in Cayuta Cemetery in Cayuta, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/10/2008 - 6/11/2008.
WOODY - Joseph H. Woody, 65, formerly of Geneva, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at his home in the Town of Hornby,
Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, June 5, 2008 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at DeVaney-Bennett & Simons Funeral Home, 181 N. Main St., Geneva, where funeral services will commence at 1:00PM. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The son of Magglean Woody and the late Grady Woody Sr., Joseph was born on December 30, 1942 in Greenville, SC. He grew up in Geneva, NY and graduated from Geneva High School. He played several sports throughout high school and to this day, still holds several track and field records. He worked for Nabisco in Geneva until they closed. In 1983 he moved to the Corning area to work for the Department of Transportation as a laborer and worked there for more than 15 years. Joseph was a peace loving man that enjoyed spending time with his family and living in the country. He is predeceased by his wife, Persis Woody and his father Grady Woody Sr. Surviving are his mother, Magglean Woody; three sons, Joseph L Woody Jr., Michael C. (Tammie) Woody, Joseph Woody III; one daughter Valerie Woody, one stepdaughter Sarah Grace (Ashley) Riggins and one stepson Melvin Curry; Twelve grandchildren: Ashley Woody, Wakili Woody, Kyaira Woody, Tezanah Woody, Christopher Michael Woody, Ashlee Riggins, Myles Riggins, Ajay Curry, Rachelle Curry, and Johnnie Jr. ; five sisters Virginia (Herbert) McDowell, Louise Truly, Melvina Bynum, Wanda Woody and Yvonne Wilson, four brothers Grady (Ruth) Woody, Jr., Jasper (Anne)Woody, Herbert Woody, and Anthony (Cereese) Woody; several nieces and nephews; ex-wife Marion Alexander-Pilkington. - Corning Leader, 4 June 2008
? HALL, Ruth R.
Age 86, of Horseheads, NY. She died
and join her loving family, passing away on Friday, June 13, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Mattison (Butch Palmer); son, Jack D. (Bonnie) Hall; grandchildren, Candice, Michael M., Michael F. and Jessica; great-granddaughter, Stephanie, and several other great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Jack Hall. Ruth was the longtime Registered Nurse for Dr. James A. Mark of Elmira, NY. She loved camping and fishing and enjoyed making jewelry. In her younger years she was active in Girl Scouts of America and became a Scout Leader. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service there Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Burial will take place privately in Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg, PA. Those wishing may make memorials to the charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/15/2008.