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HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE - Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it..
AUSTIN Fay Arthur
Fay Arthur Austin, 74, of Sanderson, Florida, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died on Thursday, November 6, at his home. Fay was predeceased in death by his mother, Frances Austin; father, Arthur Austin; and son, Rodney Austin. He is survived by his wife, Jane Austin; son, Scott Austin; daughter, Sharon (Terry) Dugger; granddaughters, Katherine Austin, Brittany Austin, Erica Austin; grandsons, Scott Richard Austin Jr., and Curtis Payton Austin; brothers, Raymond (Betty) Austin, Albert (Bonnie), Gary (Karleen) Austin, Ricky (Linda) Austin; sisters, Phyllis (Kenneth) Webster, Linda (James) Emerson, Marlene (Kenneth) Graham; numerous nieces and nephews. Fay served in the United States Army from 1957 until 1960. He loved horses and buying and selling antiques. A memorial service was held at the Guerry Funeral Home in MacClenny, Florida on November 9th. Fay will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/11/2008
BAGLEY David A.
Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards & Winery Owner - Age 57, of Valois, NY, died unexpectedly, Thursday, November 6, 2008. The family will receive friends and relatives at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday, November 13, from 6-8 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, November 14, at 6:00 p.m. at the Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards and Winery in Valois, NY. Dave was the owner and wine maker at Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards and Winery in Valois, NY. He loved life and was passionate about hunting pheasants with his Labradors and fishing with Bear. One could find him enjoying a nice glass of champagne with good company, shooting clay birds, or witnessing the beautiful sunsets from a rocking chair on his deck. He loved his country and his kids more than life itself. Dave was a memorable character, anyone who met him once would always remember him. He will be dearly missed. In Dave's words, "This too shall pass" and "It is what it is, Darlin". He is survived by his children, Guy Bagley of Los Angeles, CA, Matthew Bagley of Corning, Brittany Bagley of Valois; stepson, Sean Brown of Valois; father, George F. Bagley of Orono, ME; brothers, George Bagley of Orono, ME, Bruce (Anne) Bagley of Kansas City, KS; fiancée, Punky Brown of Valois; and the extended Bagley family, R.J., Jodie Pulkinen, Mikey Rodrigues, Derek Smith, Justin Boyette, Mike Steinruck, Laura Copp, Thomas Harbot, and Kim Karius; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. You may view his memorial online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Arrangements are by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/10/2008
BARRICK Patricia Ann
60, of Sayre PA, the daughter of the late Elenora and Robert Barrick of Elmira, died on November 9, 2008. She is survived by her brother, Robert Barrick of Myrtle Beach, SC. She is a 1966 graduate of EFA. A Memorial Service and celebration of her life will be held at the Greater Assembly of God, 200 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, PA on Thursday, November 13, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial gifts may be made to the Greater Assembly of God. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/11/2008
BECRAFT James (Jim) LeRoy
Age 77, of Elmira, NY, died November 21, 2008 surrounded by his loving family at the Veteran's Affairs Hospice Unit in Hampton, VA. Jim was born July 2, 1931 in Corning, NY, a son of the late LeRoy BeCraft and Florence Spaulding. He was also predeceased by his sister, June Farrand; and brother, Curtis Becraft. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Martha McCallum BeCraft; daughters, Cynthia BeCraft of Hampton, VA and Linda BeCraft of Virginia Beach, VA; and most cherished grandson, Jonathan James BeCraft of Richmond, VA. Jim is also survived by his dear sister, Betty Crozier of Horseheads, NY, sister-in-law, Donna Padgett; and brother-in-law, William Padgett of Lawrenceville, PA. Jim had many loved nieces, nephews, and friends. Jim served in the Korean War and later owned and operated a gas station, was a partner in Western Auto, and owned and rented properties. Jim retired from JC Penney as a salesman. Jim was an avid outdoorsman who loved to camp, hunt and fish. He was happiest in front of a campfire with family and friends. Jim was the best husband, father, and grandfather a person could ever ask for, and will be missed by all whose lives he touched. The family would like to thank their family and friends for all the love and support they have given. The family is also very grateful to the Veteran's Affair's Hospice Unit in Hampton, VA, where Jim and his family received the very best of care and support. Family and friends are invited to call at Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main Street, Horseheads, on Saturday, December 13, 2008, from 11-1:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours there at 1:00 p.m. Internment will follow at Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY with Full Military Honors provided. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/30/2008
BENNETT Richard G.
Age 69, Erin, died Friday, December 5, 2008, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on December 8, 1938 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Francis and Martha (Dyer) Bennett, Sr. He is survived by Janice Bennett, wife of 48 years; five daughters, Cathy (Greg) Seymour, Erin, Debra (Donald) Waters, Lockwood, Laurrie (Terry Garrabrant) Bennett, Erin, Karen (Allan) Amadori, Erin, Kristi (John) Simonton, Erin; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Betty (Edgar) Garland, Henry (Linda) Bennett, (Rodney Rose), Francis (Linda) Bennett, Jr., Linda (Ray) Casselberry, John (Sherry) Bennett. Richard was predeceased by brother, Edward Bennett; and sister, Carol Rose. Richard raced stock car #409 at the Chemung Speedrome. He owned and operated a dairy farm for many years. As an avid auction-goer, he bought and sold new and used farm machinery. To his family, he was an "auction-holic." His presence was expected at the auctions. We are blessed with memories of him living within us. Richard requested no calling hours or service. A private family celebration of his life will be in the spring.
BIDWELL - ROWE, Beatrice S. (Bidwell)
Age 95, formerly of Corning, NY, died Monday, December 1, 2008, at Founders Pavilion. Beatrice was born in Corning on May 16, 1913, to Frank and Florence Spoor. She was a graduate of Northside High School in 1932. She had been a legal secretary for several local attorneys and retired in 1978 after working for Joseph Nasser. She was preceded in death by her husband, former Corning Police Chief William Rowe in 1974; and by her husband, Loren Bidwell in 1995. Beatrice spent many summers at her cottage on Otter Lake in Quebec, Canada. Her survivors include her sons, Gary (Karen) Rowe of Big Flats, and William (Cheryl) Rowe, Jr. of Corning; granddaughters, Karilyn (Adam) Wiediger of New Hartford, NY, and Kelly (Mike) Bennett of Pine City; grandsons, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Rowe of Wampsville, NY, Andrew (Stephanie) Rowe of Deerfield Beach, FL, and Jason Rowe of Corning; great-grandchildren, Emma, Carson, Braden, Maycie Bea, Joey, and Alyssa; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 4th from 5 - 7 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in C. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/3/2008
Age 55, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, November 28, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her love and best friend, Bill Mendenhall of Elmira; two sons, Kenny and Bobby (Amanda) Anderson of MS; two grandchildren, Jordan and Bradan Anderson of MS; mother, Peggie King (Bixby) of Campbell, NY; two brothers, Joseph (Jackie) Bixby of Corning, and Randy Bixby of FL; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. She enjoyed helping others, cooking and doing crafts. Charlotte also had a love for her cats, Hannah and Misty. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, December 4th, from 4 to 5 p.m. Her funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/3/2008
BOOKHART - VICK, Alice "Tammie" Faye
Age 65, of Jacksonville, died November 6, 2008 at her home. She was an accountant with Midas Mufflers in Jacksonville. She is preceded in death by her parents, Waldo F. and Cinderella Scott Bookhardt. She is survived by her two children, Michael Vick of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Kelly Flynn of Elmira, NY; two sisters, Patricia Schenck of Wilmington, NC, and Phyllis Long of Wilmington; grandchild, Aidan Flynn of Elmira, NY. Donations may be sent to the Shriner's Children's Hospital, Shriner's International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/10/2008
BOWER - MILLER, Jeanne B.
Age 80, of Pine City, NY, passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 12, 2008. She is the daughter of the late William and Florence Peckham Bower. Jeanne is survived by sons, Chris (Kelly) Miller, and Chad Miller; grandson, Derrick. Along with her parents, Jenny is also predeceased by her husband, Jona L. Miller. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Southport/Elmira, on Friday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Private interment service will be held at the convenience of the family. Jeanne was a retired Registered Nurse at Kennedy Valve Manufacturing, a graduate of Arnot Ogden School of Nursing Class of 1949. She enjoyed working in her yard. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Children's Miracle Network, C/O Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905, in Jeanne's memory. A "Candle of Remembrance" may be left for her family in obituaries at www.olthof.com
Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/13/2008
BROWN - Albert Randolph Randy Brown, age 61, of Troy, PA, died Friday, December 5, 2008 at Bradford County Manor. Randy was born December 25, 1946 in Troy, PA, a son of Lyell Brown and Dessie (Harvey) McClure. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart recipient. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Randy is survived by his mother, Dessie McClure, of Troy, PA; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sandra Sandy and Blaine Scott of Troy, PA, Andrea Andie Simpson of Troy, PA; a step-sister, Anne (Don) Snyder of Tampa, FL; three nieces; one grand nephew; an aunt and two uncles, Dorthy (Robert) Aguais, Daniel Harvey; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Lyell Brown, and step-father, Wayne Mcclure. A gathering of friendship and memories will be held on Armenia Mountain at a future date. Memorial contributions in Randys memory may be made to the Bradford County Humane Society, Rte. 22, Ulster, PA 18850. May the peace of the wilderness be with you. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.
BROWN - Raymond H. Brown, 93, of Binghamton, N.Y. and New Albany, Pa., died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008. He was predeceased by his wives, Louise and Agnes; and daughter, Norma Pickering. He is survived by his children Eileen Robinson, Phyllis Woodward, Shirley Thrasher, Patricia Brown, Ruth Anna Brown, Raymond G. Brown; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. He was retired after several years of service with Ingersol-Rand, Athens, Pa. He attended the Calvary Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Wm. R. Chase and Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson, N.Y. 13901. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in New Albany.
Theodore John Butch Sr., 71, of Warren Center, Pa.died on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, N.Y. He was born on July 25, 1937 and was the son of the late Gustave and Barbara Schmidt Butch. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Linda (Matlack) Butch; a son, Theodore J. (Monica) Butch Jr. of Tracy, Calif.; a daughter, Terrie L. Raychel of Milltown, N.J.; two sisters, Delores Reeves and Ruth (Buddy) Benigno of N. Brunswick, N.J.; his grandchildren, Rosalie Butch, Theodore "TJ" John Butch III, Joseph Butch and Allison Raychel; and many nieces and nephews. Theodore was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a lifetime member of the Milltown, N.J. Rescue Squad, a member of the Mill Pond Rod and Gun Club, and was a Cub Scout Leader of Milltown Pack 33. He was a Milltown Little League Coach and was a 27 year member of the Teamsters retiring from Stroehman's as a route salesman. He was a member of the Warren Center Senior Citizens, a member of the Milltown United Methodist Church at Milltown, N.J. and attended the Warren Center Baptist Church. In 1999, he retired to his property in Warren Center and fulfilled his dream of owning his own land to hunt on and where he built his log cabin home. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, at the Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home, Route 434, Apalachin, N.Y., with the Rev. Larry Jennings, pastor of the Warren Center Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Van Liew Cemetery in N. Brunswick, N.J. The family will receive their friends from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers friends may make donations to either the Warren Center Baptist Church or the Little Meadows Rescue Squad. RHW. Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
BURKE Elizabeth E. "Tibby"
Elizabeth E. "Tibby" Burke died Tuesday evening at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville, NY, after a long illness. She was born October 24, 1946, the daughter of the late William H. and Stephanie Burke. She is survived by her three brothers, John, Stephen and William Burke; her four sisters, Rosemary, Constance and Joanne Burke and Phyllis O'Brien; her step-mother, Margery Ritter; step-sister, Suzanne Scudder; and step-brother, Ambrose Scudder; and several nieces and nephews. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Elmira, NY, and attended Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. She had been employed as an electrician by Kodak, Inc. in Rochester for 25 years, retiring in 2003 at the onset of her illness. She graduated with highest honors in January 2008 from Everest Institute earning an AAS Degree in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. At Tibby's request there will be no services. Contributions in her memory can be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078, or to the organization whose mission was dear to her: Lollypop Farms, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, PO Box 92297, Rochester NY 14692. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Amico Funeral Home, Gloversville, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/22/2008
BUTTON - WILCOX, Tina M.
43, of Beaver Dams, NY, died December 1, 2008, the result of an auto accident. She was born August 9, 1965 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Robert and Mary Burdick Button. Tina is survived by her husband of 21 years, Duane; a son, Christopher, Corning, NY; a daughter, Tara, Painted Post, NY; her mother and step-father, Mary and Paul Smith, Beaver Dams, NY; a sister, Teresa McWilson, Buffalo, NY; her in-laws, Thomas and Beverly Wilcox, Roseville, PA; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Sunday 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Sunday at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Patrick Neyman officiating. Burial in Roseville Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/5/2008
CARY Dale E.
Age 54, of South First St., Knoxville, PA, died November 21, 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born January 13, 1954 in Blossburg, PA. He was a truck driver for Tioga Container Co., a very active member of the Valley Community Ambulance Assn., Sabinsville Vol. Ambulance Assn., and Knoxville-Deerfield Vol. Fire Co. He is survived by son and fiancé, Trevor Cary and Samantha McLaughlin, Knoxville, PA; daughter and fiancé, Jennifer Cary and John Barley, Middlebury Center, PA; grandchildren, Skyler Cary, McKenna Cary, Arianna Cary; mother, Emma (Ronald) Johnson, Leeper, PA; father, Arlin Jack (Carol) Cary, Knoxville, PA; brothers, Dean (Lori) Cary, Cowanesque, PA, Chris (Amy) Cary, Sligo, PA; sisters, Linda (Dave) Welch, Chesnee, SC, Dawn (Don) Sawyer, Chesnee, SC; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and longtime friend, Pam Bloom, RD, Knoxville, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Tuesday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., where a memorial service will be held following calling hours at 5:00 p.m. Rev. Duane Burdick officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn., Sabinsville Vol. Ambulance Assn., or Knoxville-Deerfield Vol. Fire Co. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/24/2008
CLEMONS Francis S.
Age 75, of Beaver Dams, NY, died on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. His wife, Elizabeth Clemons, survives Mr. Clemons; along with his brother, John (Mary) Clemons of Montour Falls, NY; sisters, Beth Steinhauser of Canandaigua, NY and Diane Moore of Waquoit, MA. Mr. Clemons worked in the maintenance department of Camp Monterey Correctional Facility, Monterey, NY. At the family's request, there will be no prior calling hours or funeral service. Private services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/4/2008
CLIFFORD - SINGER Irene M. "Ike"
Age 87 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Avoca, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA died on Friday December 12, 2008 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Irene was born March 8, 1921 in Avoca, PA the daughter of the late Anthony and Irene McHale Clifford. She married her husband, Charles A. Singer, on June 2, 1945 and he pre-deceased her on October 8, 1992. Irene was a devout Catholic and had been a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Avoca, Pa for nearly 30 years, a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY for 25 years, and a communicant of Holy Saviour's Church in Wilkes Barre, PA for many years. Irene was pre-deceased by her sisters Grace Clifford, Geraldine Curry, Jean Carruthers, and Katherine Golden. Mrs. Singer loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Singer is survived by her loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law: Renie & Bob Hooey of Horseheads, NY; loving grandchildren: Chrisy & Rick Newell of Horseheads, NY and Jessie & Joe Rich of Big Flats, NY; beloved great grandchildren: Ryan Newell and Kaitlyn Newell of Horseheads, NY; brother: Anthony Singer of Nuremburg, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Ann Carden of Taylor, PA, Mary Wallace of Tenafly, New Jersey, Theresa & Thomas Lokuta of Avoca, PA, and Owen Golden of Wilkes Barre, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Frank & Lena Singer of Hughestown, PA, James & Penny Singer of Wilkes Barre, PA, Robert Singer, Betty Thomas and Sally Homcheck all of Avoca, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Kniffen-O'Malley Funeral Home 728 Main Street Avoca, PA on Tuesday December 16, 2008 at 10 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Tuesday December 16, 2008 at St. Mary's Church in Avoca, PA. Irene will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Charles in St. Mary's Cemetery in Avoca, PA. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Singer through memorial contributions to Bethany Manor 3005 Watkins Road Horseheads, NY 14845 or St. Mary's Church 715 Hawthorne Street Avoca, PA 18641. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/14/2008
DAVIS - CADY Diana Mae
Age 66, of 145 Race St., Westfield, PA, died December 11, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born March 12, 1942 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Walter and Dora Wood Davis. She was the manager of Northwest Bank branch in Westfield, PA, and worked in banking for 27 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Knoxville VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Jack; daughters and sons-in-law, Deb Haldeman, Boiling Springs, PA, Teresa "Cricket" (Rodney) Empson, Mansfield, PA, Lori (Chuck) Nelson, Ulysses, PA; grandchildren, Aubriana Haldeman, Karina Haldeman, Melinda (Greg) Lehman, Nathan Empson, Erica Empson, Troy Nelson, Ross Nelson; great-grandchildren, Corey Lehman and Emmalee Lehman; brothers, Harold (Marilyn) Davis, Addison, NY, James (Janet) Davis, Wellsboro, PA, Kent Davis, Florida; sister, Melissa (John) Davis, Antrim, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and many dear friends. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Saturday, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m., Ed Collins officiating. Burial will be in Whites Corners Cemetery, Harrison Twp., PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA; or Sabinsville Vol. Ambulance Assn., Sabinsville, PA 16943
DePUE Tawnya - In Loving Memory of - Corning, NY - Tawnya L. Nelson, 50 years, of 4002 College Avenue, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008, at Corning Hospital following an extended illness. She was born March 19, 1958 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Donald E. DePue and Dorothy J. DePue. A lifetime resident of the Corning Area, graduate of Corning/Painted Post West High School (class of 1976). Tawnya and William Nelson were married in September 1978 at Watson Homestead. She was employed for Corning/Painted Post School District, working in the Custodial department for ten years. Surviving are her husband, William W. Nelson; sons, Justin Nelson of Marathon, FL, and William Christopher L. Nelson of Corning, NY; parents, Donald and Dorothy DePue of Corning, NY; three sisters, Bonnie Lou (Kenny) Bussell of Tallahasee, FL, Roxanne Marie DePue of Elmira, NY, and Angela Jean Allen of Corning, NY; brother, Donald Edward DePue of Rochester, NY. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Friday, November 14, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon with a Funeral Service following at 12 noon, Rev. James Ellis officiating. A celebration of Tawnya's life will continue with refreshments and sharing of memories at the Corning VFW on Baker St., Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Tawnya's name and sent to Mrs. Dorothy DePue, 334 Steege Hill Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/12/2008
DEVLING - WATSON Wilhelmina D. "Billie"
89, of Galeton, PA, died on Monday, December 8, 2008, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born May 25, 1919, in Galeton, she was a daughter of the late Clyde A. and Emma (Schramm) Devling. She was a 1937 graduate of Galeton High School and a 1941 graduate of the Mansfield State Teachers College, now Mansfield State University. On July 12, 1946, in Bradford, PA, she married Arthur S. Watson Jr., who predeceased her on September 25, 2008. Billie taught at Austin Elementary School for two years, Bradford Elementary School for 24 years, and retired from Galeton Elementary School, where she particularly enjoyed teaching reading and the 2nd grade. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Galeton. Surviving are a brother, Robert (Betty Jo) Devling, Galeton; sisters, Patricia Klotz, S. Williamsport, PA, Mary Devling, Galeton and Betty Devling, Galeton; nieces, Barbara (Dennis) Smoley, Baden, PA, Susan (David) Karvonen, Wellsboro, and Holly Klotz, Pasadena, CA; nephews, Stephen (Brenda) Devling, Dallas, TX, and James (Madonna) Devling, Newport Beach, CA; great-nieces, Megan Smoley, Melissa Smoley, Ashley Devling and Sophia Devling; nieces, Wendy Warren, Gainesville, FL, Patricia Gleason, Queensbury, NY, and Cheryl Ross, Ocala, FL; a nephew, Michael Watson; step nieces, Carol (William) Hetrick and Patricia Wentz; step nephews, Sander Curtis and Dr. Thomas (Katy) Klotz; and a cousin, Ruth Perantoni. Friends may call Monday, December 15, 2008, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Library. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/10/2008 - 12/11/2008
DONALDSON - BEERY, Mrs. Margaret Jane Donaldson
Age 95, died Sunday, November 30, 2008, at The Forest at Duke, following a period of declining health. Mrs. Beery was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on August 12, 1913, to the late Ralph H. and Bess Daehler Donaldson. She attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity for over 70 years. Mrs. Beery taught in the kindergarten-primary grades in Portsmouth, Ohio until her marriage to Carl Milton Beery in 1937 when they moved to New York State. They lived in Syracuse and then for many years in Elmira, where they raised their family. They were members of the First Presbyterian Church where she served on many committees and was President of the Womens Association as well as an ordianed Elder. When Mr. Beery retired from banking, they moved to Durham, NC in 1978. They were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Durham. Surviving are her husband of 71 years, Carl Milton Beery, a resident of The Forest at Duke; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald Edward and Anne Beery; three grandchildren, Barclay (Clay) Donaldson Beery and wife, Leslie, Alice Beery Herrington and husband, Andrew and Kenneth Taylor Beery; and five great-grandchildren, Julia and Jack Beery, twins, Cole and Taylor Herrington and Harrison Herrington, all of New Orleans. Her daughter, Judith Beery Lyman Brown, predeceased her. Her grandson, George Daehler Lyman lived in MN; and son-in-law, David Brown lived in Durham. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at 3 p.m. at The Forest at Duke. Officiating will be the Rev. Joseph Harvard. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St., Durham, NC 27701; or to The Forest at Duke Benevolent Fund, 2701 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705. Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Beery family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/2/2008
DRABIC - HAMPTON, Mary I. nee: Drabic
Age 69, of Bragg Towers, Elmira, died December 4th, 2008. She is survived by husband of 38 years, James; son, Edward of Indiana; stepson, Timothy of Troy, PA; sisters, Dolores Reidy, Williamsport, PA, Dorothy (Rick) Martin, Chemung; Linda (Bob) Appleby, Elmira; brother, Thomas (Rose) Drabic, Baltimore, MD; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary was predeceased by a brother, Richard Drabic and her parents. Those wishing may make a donation in her memory to the Family to be used according to their wishes. The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday, December 7th, at the Kalec Funeral Home at 2 p.m. for her Funeral Service, Pastor Douglas Hodge officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/5/2008
EISENHART Ray L.
69, of Gaines, PA, died Thursday, December 4, 2008. Born November 25, 1939, in Milford Square, PA, he was the son of Ray and Helen Druckenmiller Eisenhart. A graduate of Quakertown High School, he served honorably with the US Air Force from 1957 – 1962. On July 16, 1966, in Milford Square, he married the former Sandra R. Knowles, who survives. He was employed at St. Mary's Carbon in Galeton and Pure Carbon in Coudersport. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Galeton, Goodyear Hose Company, Gale Hose Ambulance, and served as an EMT and paramedic assistant at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, watching NASCAR, and being outdoors with his dog, Samantha. Surviving besides his wife, Sandra; a son, Jim Eisenhart of Scio, NY; a daughter, Cindy (Mark) Beacker of Germania, PA; three grandsons, Cody Eisenhart, Jacob Beacker, and Jesse Beacker; three brothers, Adrian "Skip" Eisenhart of Mifflinburg, PA, Jim (Joan) Eisenhart of Quakertown, and Don (Cheryl) Eisenhart of Winder, GA; his father-in-law, Robert Knowles of Wellsboro, PA; and nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 8th, in the First Presbyterian Church, Galeton. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Brookland, PA. Military Rites will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 1128 State Street, Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501 or the Goodyear Hose Co., Galeton, PA 16922. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/6/2008 - 12/7/2008
ESBENSHADE Harry R.
Age 81, of Galeton, PA, formerly of Lancaster, PA, died on Saturday, November 29, 2008, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Born January 27, 1927 in Strasburg, PA, he was the son of the late Isaac R. and Anna (Pierce) Esbenshade. Mr. Esbenshade was a veteran having served with the United States Army. On January 30, 1954 in Lancaster, he married the former Margaret A. Schlotzhauer, who survives. Harry worked for 37 years and retired from Posey Iron Works in Lancaster. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Margaret A. Esbenshade, Galeton; a daughter, Teresa (Melvin) Nelson, Mechanicsburg, PA; three grandchildren, Sharon (Eric) Ulsh, Mechanicsburg, Sandra (Tom) Maher, Sewickley, PA, Joseph Nelson, Mechanicsburg; a great-grandson, Eli Ulsh; a brother, Roy (Diane) Esbenshade, Lancaster; two sisters, M. Jane (Walter) Mull and Arlene L. Leibley, both of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association or to the Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/1/2008
FRENCH - JONES, Mary Jo
Age 54, of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mary Jo was born December 1, 1953 in New Castle, PA, a daughter of Robert and Helen Louise (Reinhard) French. She was the wife of Benjamin Jones with whom she celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on September 7th. Mary Jo was employed as an Associate to the Provost at Mansfield University. She was a member of the Catholic Church, past president and member of the Mansfield VFW Post 675 Ladies Auxiliary, past vice-president of the Local AFSCME Union at Mansfield University. Mary Jo loved dancing, blue grass music, and gardening. Her grandchildren were her passion. Mary Jo is survived by her husband, Ben; two sons and daughters-in-law, Benjamin Colter and Michelle Jones of New Bloomfield, PA, Daniel Zachary Jones and Adrienne Asbury of Knoxville, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Elizabeth and Richard Stevens of Charlotte, NC; her mother, Helen Louise of New Castle, PA; eight grandchildren, Catherine, Ardy, Nate, Delia, Adelaide, Danny, Mary and Cora; a brother, Robert Mark French of New Castle, PA; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Helen Anne McAnallen of New Castle, PA, Gladys and Louis Ferrara of New Castle, PA; four aunts and three uncles. She was predeceased by a brother, Brian French; and her father, Robert French. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Additional calling hours will be held at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory in New Castle, PA on Thursday, November 13, 2008, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, New Castle, PA on Friday, November 14, 2008. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Castle, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Duke University Medical Center, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, DUMC, 100 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/10/2008 (Note: She died in Elk Run, not in Mansfield. Mansfield PO but she lived here around the corner form me. Joyce)
GONZALEZ Santos Confessor
Of NYC, died on 11/7/08 at the age of 85. "Confe" was born on 4/22/1923 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. He was predeceased by his wife, Geno, in 2006. He is survived by his sons, Michael (Susan) Gonzalez of Elmira, NY, Edwin (Carole) Gonzalez of Horseheads, NY; and daughter, Ivette Gonzalez (Kevin) of NYC. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Iliana Goodwin (Dan), Natalie (John) Goodell and Adrian (Maryanne) Gonzalez of Elmira, Elizabeth and Stephanie Gonzalez of Horseheads, NY, Hiram Montalvo Jr. of NYC and Nicole Montalvo of Orlando, FL. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren. Calling hours and a prayer service were held on November 9, at the Thomas C. Montera Funeral Home in NYC. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, November 10, at the Church of Blessed Sacrament in NYC. Internment followed at St. Raymond's Cemetery. The family would like to thank the New York City Police Department and the New York State Park Police for their escort. Also a special thank you to Rosa Guarneri, Confe's longtime care giver. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/13/2008 - 11/14/2008
Age 60, died at home on December 1, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; and their sons, Colter and Nors. Barry was predeceased by his father, Alvin Hexum; his loving mother, Louise Hexum, resided in Oregon, as do his siblings, Cheryl Goodwin, Danny Hexum, Vickie Noelle and their children. The family traveled west from its Minnesotan homeland, where their ingenuity, sensibility and good humor were shaped by their Norwegian forebears. Barry embraced his heritage proudly in his daily life and happily passed it to his boys. Even far from his extended clan, Barry felt rooted in and bonded by their devotion. Barry also was surrounded by the love and admiration of Joyce's mother, Florence Foley Luppold, her siblings, Stephen Foley, Marianne Reimsnyder, Jo Anne Foley, Barbara Dohberger, Karen Foley, Kathleen Foley and their families. An extended array of Foley and Rishel aunts, uncles and cousins also held him dear. The mark of a man is his friends, and Barry was blessed with the trust of companions. Because he was a gentle soul who imparted his wisdoms with everyday ease, he was a mentor to many. He leaves behind friends in Oregon, Alaska, New York and elsewhere who are better for having known him. Their caring and compassion were given generously to Barry and his family in his time of need. Barry leaves us the gift of his art and the crafts of his home, which he designed and built for his family with his own eye and hands. A voracious reader of history, he taught us lessons to guide our journeys. He helped us to cherish the earth and all its creatures. Barry will be greeted in Valhalla by Budd, Otis, Grendel, Otto, and those Vikings who have gone before him. A Celebration of Barry's life will be held at the Hexum family home on December 6, 2008 beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colter and Nors Hexum Education Fund, c/o of Mrs. Joyce Hexum. Arrangements are entrusted Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/4/2008
*Please see corrected version (below) of the Barry Hexum obituary.*
age 60, died at home on December 1, 2008. He is survived by his wife Joyce and their sons Colter and Nors. Barry was predeceased by his father, Alvin Hexum. His loving mother, Louise Hexum, resides in Oregon, as do his siblings Cheryl Goodwin, Danny Hexum, Vicki Noelle, and their children. The family traveled west from its Minnesotan homeland, where their ingenuity, sensibility and good humor were shaped by their Norwegian forebears. Barry embraced his heritage proudly in his daily life and happily passed it to his boys. Even far from his extended clan, Barry felt rooted in and bonded by their devotion. Barry also was surrounded by the love and admiration of Joyce's family including her mother, Florence Foley Luppold, her siblings Stephen Foley, Marianne Reimsnyder, Jo Anne Foley, Barbara Kohberger, Karen Foley, Kathleen Foley and their families. An extended array of Foley and Rishel aunts, uncles, and cousins also held him dear. The mark of a man is his friends, and Barry was blessed with the truest of companions. Because he was a gentle soul who imparted his wisdoms with everyday ease, he was a mentor to many. He leaves behind friends in Oregon, Alaska, New York and elsewhere who are better for having known him. Their caring and compassion were given generously to Barry and his family in his time of need. Barry leaves us the gift of his art and the craft of his home, which he designed and built for his family with his own eye and hands. A voracious reader of history, he taught us lessons to guide our journeys. He helped us to cherish the earth and all its creatures. Barry will be greeted in Valhalla by Bud, Otis, Grendel, Otto, and those Vikings who have gone before him. A Celebration of Barry's life will be held at the Hexum family home, on December 6, 2008 beginning at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hexum Family Children Education Fund, c/o of Mrs. Joyce Hexum.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/4/2008 - 12/5/2008
HICKOK - NORTON, Diane E. (Hickok)
Age 57, of Fairfax, VA, formerly of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 19th, 2008. She was predeceased by her father, Donald L. Hickok. Diane is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Norton; three sons, Ryan, Benjamin, and Timothy Norton; her mother, Mary (Vern) Morgan; sisters, Marilyn (Jay) Quick and Janice (Pat) Kelly; aunts, Madge Kelly, Marge Fahs, and Marie Fahs. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family received friends at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, Fairfax, VA, on Sunday, November 23rd. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, November 24th, at St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, Fairfax, VA. Diane's mother, Mary Morgan, gave the eulogy. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/26/2008
HICKOK Diane E.
On Wednesday, November 19, 2008 of Fairfax, Virginia. Diane E. Norton is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Norton; three sons, Ryan, Benjamin and Timothy Norton; her mother, Mary Morgan; two sisters, Marilyn Quick and Janice Kelly; an aunt, Madge Kelly. She is also survived by her brother and sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032 on Sunday, November 23rd from 1 - 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 24th at St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 124 Park St. SE, Vienna, VA 22133.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/22/2008
HILLYARD - TUBBS, Golda V.
of Ulysses, PA - 91, died Monday, November 24, 2008 in her home. Born August 21, 1917, in Portland Mills, PA, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Elva McCracken Hillyard. On February 9, 1946, in Covington, PA, she married Winford B. Tubbs, who predeceased her in 1982. A homemaker and lifelong area resident, she was a member of the West Pike Baptist Church. Surviving are: two sons, Stanley J. (Barbara) Tubbs of Dover, PA and Dale R. Tubbs of Ulysses; five daughters, Mary (Lloyd) Prouty of Ulysses, Charlene (Jerry) Earle of Brookings, SD, Carolyn (Stanley) Prouty of Ulysses, Eloise Hughes of Charleston, WV, and Rose (Timothy) Foust of Coudersport, PA; 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband; she was predeceased by two sisters, Virginia Frost and Blanche Kshir; and a brother, Emerson Hillyard. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 29, 2008, in the West Pike Baptist Church. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the West Pike Baptist Church, c/o Carolyn Prouty, 3439 Loucks Mills Road, Ulysses, PA 16948. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/26/2008
HURD - HERRINGTON, Jean Hurd
79, of Herrington Road, Addison, NY, died on November 8, 2008 after a brief battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Robert (57 years of marriage); children, Pamela (Tom) Mann, Karen (Michael) Bracy, Kyle (Donna) Herrington, and Lori (Scott) Bartholomew. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Melissa, Meghan, Katelin, Michael, Luke, Colton, Zachary, Kristen, Laura, Melanie; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Zane. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Mary (Dutcher) Hurd. Jean was born on July 16, 1929 in Borden, NY. She graduated (Salutatorian) from Addison Central School, the class of 1947. She also graduated from Buffalo State in 1952 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Education and Mansfield State College with a Master's Degree in Education. She was a teacher at Greenwood Central School for 23 years. Jean was a past member of the Borden Baptist Church, Borden Grange, and a member of the New York State Teachers Association. Jean was interested in cooking and gardening and she helped found Crescent Lake, giving it its name. She was a wonderful mother and loved watching her grandchildren play sports and participate in school activities. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at the Presbyterian Church in Addison, New York. Funeral arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Elk Creek, Borden Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice/Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/9/2008 - 11/10/2008
IMPSON - RAPPLEYE, Frances G.
Age 95, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, November 9, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born in the Town of Orange, NY on December 9, 1912 to the late Arthur and Susie (Morehouse) Impson. Frances was predeceased by her husband, Homer Rappleye; brother, Maynard Impson; and sister, Gladys Taft. Survivors include her sons, Harold Rappleye of Watkins Glen, NY and David Rappleye of Elmira; daughters, Shirley Rappleye of Elmira, Edna (Ronald) Johnson of Horseheads and Ruth (Robert) Ehrhardt of Painted Post; six grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, November 13th, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow there at 1 p.m. with Pastor William C. Wells officiating. Interment will follow in Tyrone Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Southern Tier Hospice. The family would like to thank the 4th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility and Southern Tier Hospice for the special care given to Frances. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/11/2008
JANN William A.
76, born March 12, 1932 in Bath, New York, son of Earl William Jann and Georgiana McBride. Bill was a longtime resident of Bath, NY and Elmira, NY. He died suddenly on October 29, 2008 in his home at 11061 Holly Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 32218, of natural causes. Bill was survived by his sister, Charlene Lamming of Bradenton, Florida; and from a 27-year marriage to Vivian Beckwith Fodor, his three children: his eldest son, William D. Jann and family of Bath, NY; his second son, Robert W. Jann and family of Jacksonville, Florida; and his daughter, the youngest of the three, Gena L. Beaver and her family of Ponte Vedra, Florida. He was a Proud Naval Veteran. He retired from The Rand Corporation after 48 years of service. Bill will be missed, but his love and our memories of him and his life will remain forever in our hearts. An intimate family and friend celebration of his life will be held in his memory on Saturday, November 15, 2008, at his residence in Jacksonville, Florida. You may call on the 15th to leave your condolences or regards to this number 904-696-1170. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/9/2008 - 11/15/2008
JOHNSON - Kenneth Lee Johnson, 77, of Horseheads, NY, died on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008. He was born on April 27, 1931 in Bradford County, PA, the son of the late Mahlon and Angie Herman Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the Korean War, serving his country with the U.S. Army. He was retired from the Firestone Company in Worcester, MA where he worked for many years. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Rita Shackett Johnson; sons, Stanley, Steven and Chris Johnson; brothers and sisters, Clifford Johnson, Beatrice Adams, Cecil Johnson, Asa Johnson, Jerry Johnson and Sylvia Johnson. Survivors include his sons and daughters, Allan Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Devora Mezger, Linda Anelotte, Cathleen LeBlanc, Debra Pilosi, Marlene Johnson and Cindy Cunningham; several grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Ellen Weckel, Eva Whetstone, Gladys and Gardell Moon, Thelma and Donald Adams, Arthur Lewis Johnson, George and Juanita Johnson, Lena and Dennis Wohlschlag; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends called at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads, on Friday, Nov. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert MacNamara, officiating. Interment was in Worcester County Memorial Park in Massachusetts. RHW. Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
JOHNSON Robert M.
Age 81, of Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY, formerly of Coopers Plains and Hornby, NY, died Thursday, December 4, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Robert was born in Corning, NY on June 3, 1927 to Victor and Grace (Whitney) Johnson. He married Jannabelle Harvey in 1949 in Coraopolis, PA. He had been employed as a machinist by Dresser-Rand (Ingersoll-Rand) in Painted Post for over 35 years until his retirement in 1989. He served in the United States Army (1945-1948), and in the Air Force (1948-1950). He is survived by his wife, Jannabelle; two daughters, Sharon Johnson of Campbell, and Sandra Weber of Lansdale, PA; four sons, Robert Johnson, Jr. of Rochester, NY, Ronald Johnson of Acron, OH, Darell Johnson of Campbell, and Wayne Johnson of Wayland, NY; one brother, Walter (Carolyn) Johnson of Penn Yan, NY; sister-in-law, Marleah Johnson of Hornby; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his son, David Johnson; three brothers, Richard, William, and Victor Johnson; a sister, Grace. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, December 13th, from 3 until 5 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, where Funeral Services will follow calling hours at 5:00 p.m. Burial will be in Central Valley Cemetery in Hornby. Memorial donations may be made in Robert's name to the Alzheimer´s Research Foundation, 1236 Ginger Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453-9810. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/10/2008
KEITH Elder Fred
Age 79, of Elmira, NY. He was born October 22, 1929 in McRoberts, KY, son of the late George and Sarah (Helm) Keith, and died Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley, in 2006; and is survived by his children, Robert Duane Keith of Elmira, Thella (Yves) Louis of Rochester; granddaughters, Natalie Louis of Rochester, and Terry L. Booker of Corning; great-grandson, Khallil Barnes of Rochester; brothers, Arthur Keith of Elmira, George and Charles Keith, both of Horseheads; sisters, Margaret Woods of Charlotte, NC, Hattie Stroman, Elma Bennett and Ellarene Brooks, all of Elmira, Delphine Keith of Syracuse; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Rev. Keith was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from General Electric and in his "retirement" he traveled all over in his truck, repairing washers and dryers, helping anyone fix anything. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C., Harper St., Elmira for viewing on Tuesday, November 25th, from 10 to 11 a.m. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Bath National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/23/2008
KILBOURNE - ABBOTT, Nilah A.
Age 83, of Spruce Street, Sabinsville, died Friday, November 7, 2008, at The Williamsport Home, Williamsport. Born March 18, 1925 in Sabinsville, she was the daughter of Erma (Stebbins) and Clyde Kilbourne. Nilah married Roy Abbott, who predeceased her in 1990, on December 24, 1947. Together they had two daughters, Marlene (Kent) Carpenter of Newport News, VA, and Charis (Jim) Carpenter of Williamsport. She is survived by four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a "brother," Duane Hill of Wilson, NY. At Nilah's request, there will be no funeral. The family will receive friends at her home at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 15. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance Assn., 1021 Locust St., Sabinsville, PA 16943. Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport, is assisting with arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/9/2008
LaBELLE - Veronica M. Ogden, age 67, of Covington, PA, died Sunday, November 23, 2008 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Veronica was born May 26, 1941 in Scottsdale, NY, a daughter of Harold Edward and Geraldine Loretta (Perry) LaBelle. She was the wife of the late Allan J. Ogden. Veronica had been employed at Truck-Lite. She was one of Jehovahs Witnesses, loved to crochet, reading, word puzzles and playing cards. Veronica is survived by a son, Michael J. Ogden of Elmira, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and John Undercoffler of Mainesburg, PA; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Lucille LaBelle of NY, Fred and Peggy Labelle of NY, Joey LaBelle of TN; four sisters, Mary LaBelle of TN, Helen Staber of CO, Tony Hauk of AL, Loretta LaBelle of NY; a half-brother, Jerry Hyatt of TN; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Krause of Blossburg, PA; several nieces and nephews, one great nephew. She was predeceased by her husband, Allan, a daughter, Sandra Ogden, two sisters, Harriet and Martha, and a brother, Jamie. A memorial service will be held at Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Rt. 6, Wellsboro, PA on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Daryl Sherman officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel.
LaBELLE - OGDEN, Veronica M.
Age 67 of Covington, died Nov. 23, 2008. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sat. Nov. 29, at Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Rte. 6, Wellsboro. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/27/2008
LEWIS Robert M.
Age 80, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Elmira, NY, and Corning, NY, died October 1, 2008. Bob enjoyed working on cars and playing musical instruments. He served two terms in the US Navy. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be missed very much. Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Lewis. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Mitchell Lewis, also of Mesa, Arizona, and formerly of Corning; sister, Nancy Morris of Middletown, NY; children, Barbara Bailey of NC, Paula and Gerard McKernan of New Albany, PA, Cathy Shiner of Hamilton, Ohio, Mary Hilliard of Elmira, George Lewis of Geneva, NY, Roberta Boughton of Gillette, PA; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/9/2008
LOGAN - WILCOX, Elizabeth Etta
Age 75, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, November 7, 2008, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Elizabeth was born November 4, 1933 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Clarence and Edna (Carroll) Logan. She was married to the late Richard Erwin Wilcox. Elizabeth enjoyed watching animals and nature. She was a very giving person. Elizabeth is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Donna Wilcox of Showlow, AZ, Jeffery and Gale Wilcox of Tioga, PA; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Chad, Richard, Brandon, Danielle, Kaylah and Elizabeth; several great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Dora Logan of Wellsboro, PA; five sisters, Virginia Case of Mansfield, PA, Mary (Harlan) Case of TX, Ann (Ed) Menge of Wellsboro, PA, Ruth (Earl) Carpenter of FL, Dorothy Aumick of Mansfield, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; two brothers, Clarence Logan, Jr. and Robert Logan; two sisters, Laura Clark and Marian Logan. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, November 13, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 8:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Strozyk officiating. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/9/2008 - 11/10/2008
LOVELAND - Lawrence W. Loveland, 79, of Warren Center, Pa., formerly of Endwell, N.Y., died on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, after a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. Larry was predeceased by his wife of more than 50 years, Jeanne E. Loveland, and his parents, Charles F. and Avis M. Loveland. He is survived by his children, Kathleen Loveland of Maine, N.Y., Charles Loveland (Alissa) of Endicott, N.Y., Kevin Loveland (Deborah) of Lithia, Fla., and Kerri Lee Loveland of Maine, N.Y.; his wonderful grandchildren, Amy Monticello of Greensboro, Ala., Marcus Loveland and Alexa Loveland of Endicott, and Karlie and Ryan Loveland of Lithia; his Japanese family, the Naitos; and his dear friend, Cynthia Byrne. Larry graduated from Harpur College and the University of Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the Navy after dental school and served in the Reserve for many years. He operated his private dental practice in Endwell for 40 years and retired with Jeanne to the rebuilt cottage of her family's at Highland Lake, Pa., where he owned and operated the Highland Gun Shop. His numerous contributions to his community and profession included being a member of the Maine-Endwell School Board, the Endwell Rotary Club, the Endwell Community Chorus, the Union Volunteer Emergency Squad Board, the American Dental Association, the Dental Society of the State of New York (Sixth District), the Broome County Dental Association, the New York State Society of Dentistry for Children, Northminster Presbyterian Church in Endwell, the SUNY Binghamton Foundation, the Dille Parish (choir director) in LeRaysville, Pa., the Dille Parish Men's Breakfast (coordinator), the New York State Arms Collectors Association, the Law Enforcement Alliance of America, the American Federation of Police, and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was a man of many talents and interests, all of which gave him fodder for his unlimited tales and stories. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26., with calling hours starting at 9 a.m. at the Dille Parish, United Church of Christ, LeRaysville. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Dille Parish, United Church of Christ, PO Box 9, LeRaysville, Pa. 18829, or the CJD (Creutzfeld-Jakob) Foundation, PO Box 5312, Akron, Ohio 44334. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
McNETT Steven C. (Pops) Sr.
Steven C. (Pops) McNett, Sr. of Yakima, WA, died peacefully November 28, 2008 surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Steve was born May 10, 1949 in Elmira, New York, to Woods and Harriet McNett and raised in Canton, PA. He lettered in football, basketball and baseball for the Canton Warriors and graduated from Canton High in 1967. He served in the Army during the Vietnam era and was stationed in Hawaii and Japan. He later was employed as a Correctional Officer in the Elmira Correctional Facility for the state of New York. Steve married the love of his life, the former Connie Apken, and they resided in Elmira, NY where they started raising their four children. He coached his sons' football and baseball teams. In 1989, after retiring from the State of NY, they moved to Washington, where they continued to raise their family in Yakima and Selah. He was employed for the Yakima County Department of Corrections until an injury forced his retirement in 2002. Prior to his injury, Steve was very active and enjoyed boating, swimming and any activities his grandchildren participated in. Indeed, Steve's greatest love was that of his family, followed closely by his passion for his fantasy football team and of course, his real team the New York Giants. Steve is survived by his sweetheart of nearly 30 years, Connie McNett; four children, Steven Jr. (Jamie) McNett of Selah; Ryan (Jessica) McNett of Selah; Chad (Val) McNett of Black Diamond; Lindsey (Joe) Burkett of Selah; five grandchildren, RJ, Abbi, Emily, Caden and Madi; his mother, Harriet Hoskins McNett of Williamsport, PA, formerly of Canton, PA; a brother, Wayne (Jane) McNett of Elmira, NY; two sisters, Charlotte (Charles) Hayes of Litchfield, KY; Janet (Stephen) Davis of Cogan Station, PA; mother-in-law, Tillie Apken of Yakima; brother-in-law, Dennis (Janet) Apken of Yakima; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Woods McNett and father-in-law, G.H. (Jim) Apken. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the North Star Lodge Cancer Care Services where he received wonderful care. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/9/2008
MOYER - MURRAY Mary J.
Age 86, of Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Elmira, died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at Four Seasons Hospice Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC. A native and longtime resident of Elmira, NY, she had lived in Hendersonville for the past 20 years. She was the wife of the late Neil Murray who died in 2003, and was also preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Chris Murray. Surviving are four sons, Paul Murray and wife, Cindy of Cape Coral, FL, Phil Murray and wife, Judy of Elmira, NY, Joel Murray of Asheville, NC, and Greg Murray of Hendersonville, NC; two former daughters-in-law, Janet P. Murray and Debbie Murray; eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and special friends. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Hendersonville, NC. A memorial service will be held in Elmira, NY at a later date. Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care Elizabeth House, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/10/2008
NEAR John P.
Town of Elmira resident - Was born July 1, 1960 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Gerald Quentin and Jeanette Ann (Stirpe) Near, died very unexpectedly on Friday morning, November 21, 2008, at his home. His son, Andrew Near of Binghamton, NY; brother, David Near; loving companion and best friend, Rhonda Mullaney of Elmira, NY, and her daughter, Sarah Mullaney, at home, survive him. John was a dedicated supervisor for O'Connor Plumbing and Heating. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, at 6:00 p.m. The Reverend Douglas Hodge will celebrate John's services. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/24/2008
NEWLAND Annette R.
78, of Lindley, NY, died
, Monday, November 17, 2008, after a long battle with cancer. Born in the town of Woodhull, February 8, 1930, she was the daughter of Raymond B. and Bernice Hargrave Newland. A 1947 graduate of Addison Central School, she was a retired credit supervisor at Corning Incorporated. She was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church of Elmira. Annette loved to travel and in addition to visiting most of the contiguous 48 states, she also visited Australia, Great Britain, Hawaii, Canada, and the Caribbean. Annette was an avid seamstress and made several quilts throughout her lifetime. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Ande Tubbs of Horseheads, NY and David and Linda Newland of Fairfax, VA; grandchildren, John and Deanna Tubbs, Michael and Christy Tubbs, Christopher and Stephanie Tubbs, Melissa and Shaun Gillette, Kathleen and Christopher Wingate, Matthew Newland, Sarah Higgs, and Lauren Higgs. She also is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, George and Muriel Newland of Zephyrhills, FL and her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Rev. Frances Mather of Davenport, FL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration of her life will be conducted Saturday, December 6th at 1:00 p.m. at New Life Assembly of God Church, 325 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901. The Rev. Paul Mather, her nephew, will officiate. A private burial will be held at Elk Creek Cemetery, Borden, town of Woodhull, NY. The family will furnish flowers. Memorials will be received for the New Life Assembly of God Church at the above address. H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/2/2008
PANSERO Paul S.
78, of Galeton, PA, died on Monday, November 24, 2008, at his home. Born March 26, 1930 in Galeton, PA, he was a son of the late Santo C. and Rose (Chiarolonza) Pansero. Surviving is a niece, Lori Cannizzaro, East Aurora, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will be the Celebrant. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/26/2008
PARROW John W.
Age 59 of Key West, FL, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died after a long illness on November 17, 2008. John was born July 15, 1949 in Elmira, NY, a son of Wallace and Charlene Stermer Parrow. John served his country with the US Navy and managed several well-to-do hotels and restaurants in NYC and Key West, FL. John did many things in his lifetime, traveled extensively and made the most out of every situation. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Wallace, in 1996. John is survived by his mother, Charlene Parrow of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brother, Penny (Bud) Turner of Breesport, NY, Pamela (Leonardo) Masciole of Lowman, NY, Christopher (Darlene) Parrow of Wilmington, NC, and Debra (Joseph) Horsey of Horseheads, NY; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. A Memorial Service and Full Military Honors will honor John's life at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/23/2008
PERLROTH Marion Levine
Died December 12, 2008 at the age of 96. A resident of Whitney Center in Hamden, CT she was born in Elmira, NY July 5, 1912, to the late Samuel and Esther Levine. She attended Smith College, where she graduated Salutatorian and worked with preschool children. She married the late William Samuel Perlroth in New Haven in 1937. Marion had one daughter, the late Diane Perlroth Levine. She is survived by her brother, Sam Levine of Elmira, NY; son-in-law, Bert Levine of Westport; grandson, Stuart Levine and his wife, Janine of White Plains, NY; granddaughter, Alicia Haruska and her husband, Jason of Belmont, MA; and her beloved great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Samuel and Sophia. Graveside funeral service at the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven, CT, Sunday at 12 noon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of ones choice. The Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/14/2008
PETRILLOSE Robert C., Sr.
died in Elmira, NY on Monday, December 8, 2008 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Bob was born November 17, 1931. He was the son of the late John W. Petrillose, Sr. and Ruth Goff Petrillose. He was a life-long resident of Ithaca, New York until his retirement in September, 2000. Since that time, he and his wife, Sharon Follett Petrillose have lived in Elmira, New York. Bob was known to most Cornellians as "Hot Truck Bob". For 40 years he owned and operated The Hot Truck where he served hot subs from his Stewart Avenue location, seven nights a week from 10:00 p.m. until as late as 5:00 in the morning. Bob started his career as a young boy in the family restaurant, Johnny's Big Red Grill in Ithaca where he was the chef and manager until its closing in 1981. In 1960 he started his pizza truck business while continuing his work at Johnny's. There was a truck parked across the street from Bob that served cold subs and Bob's truck which served hot subs became known as the Hot Truck (the birthplace of French-bread pizza). He custom prepared hot sandwiches with names like Suicide©, MBC©, PMP©, the Shaggy and a variety of other creative names. All subs were made to order on Ithaca Bakery's French bread with Bob's famous meatballs and ground sausage. The subs were as basic or abundant as the customer desired. Bob had an amazing work ethic, in four decades he missed only a handful of nights. The Cornell students trusted him as a confidant, and he would listen as they chatted about their personal lives, commenting, joking and offering advice - all while a crowd of customers patiently waited outside - the lucky ones were able to jostle their way in for a prized place inside the truck. Bob had the ability to remember the orders, listen to the ever present blaring radio (tuned in to WVBR), deal with the late-night rowdy customers and those that just wanted to talk, all while remaining calm in the midst of constant chaos. After closing up in the pre-dawn hours, he would return to his former home of 35 years, located at 166 Pleasant Grove Road in Ithaca, NY. There he prided himself on immediately cleaning his truck and scrubbing his pans until they shone. As the sun was breaking over the horizon, Bob would be calling it a night, finally able to rest, feeling content with his night's efforts. After a few hours of sleep he would wake and start grinding cheese, processing sausage and preparing vast quantities of meatballs for his late night subs. He truly loved his work and his customers. In his spare moments, Bob enjoyed working on his collection of antique cars and cruising Cayuga Lake on his old wooden Chris Craft cruiser. In the late 1990's Bob was proud and humbled to be inducted into the Quill & Dagger Society at Cornell University. Membership into this organization has been called "the highest non-scholastic honor within the reach of undergraduates at Cornell University. The Quill & Dagger recognizes exemplary undergraduates of Cornell University who have shown leadership, character and dedication to service" Bob was one of just a few non-Cornell graduates to receive this honor. Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years Sharon Follett Petrillose, sister Connie Yochum of Avalon, NJ and brother John (Barbara) Petrillose of Sun City, FL. They have three children, Robert Petrillose, Jr. (Mimi Welliver) of Elmira, NY, Renée Petrillose (Dr. Gonzalo Rivera) of Bryan, Texas, Sharon Mueller (Michael) of Elmira, NY. Grandchildren: Lindsay, Mardi and Christopher Petrillose, Katherine and Sgt. Morgan J. Ainslie, Garrett, Emma and Alexander Mueller; Great-grandchildren Brian and Giselli De Oliviera and many nieces and nephews. His family extends their thanks to his thousands of customers, one who expressed it best when he said of Hot Truck Bob: "He's been the only person that I've known for all four years that I've been here. Friends come in and out of your life but you know that Bob's just going to be there." Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., Elmira on Friday, December 12, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Bob's funeral service will be held Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1054 W. Clinton Street, Elmira, with Reverend Betsey Crimmins officiating. Interment will follow at 12:00 noon in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ithaca. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to a scholarship established in Bob's name at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration C/O The Robert C. Petrillose Scholarship Fund, Tompkins Trust Company, Attention Sue Lason, PO Box 460, Ithaca, NY 14851. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/10/2008 - 12/11/2008
QUIMBY Ralph Gay
died December 9, 2008 at the age of 92 at Hermitage, TN. Preceded in death by wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Haines; and a brother and sister. Survived by son, Al (Marty) Quimby, Brentwood, TN; daughter, Phyllis Gouker, Ft. Myers, FL; grandchildren, Laura (Chris) Moheng of Mt. Juliet, TN, Debbie (Eric) Hixson, Greensboro, NC, Kelly Ann Gouker, Wesley Chapel, FL, and Chad Gouker, Ft. Myers, FL; four great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Cam Moheng and Tyler and Bennett Hixson. Mr. Quimby was born on May 13, 1916 in Elmira, NY to Francis Burr Quimby and Edna Maud Gay Quimby. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1939, and worked for many years for Moore Business Forms, retiring while living in Angola, IN. He lived since 1999 at McKendree Village, Hermitage, TN, and was married to Vera Stevens Loveless Quimby of Elmira, NY, 2002 - 2003. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at The McKendree Village Chapel with Dr. Carmen Lile-Henley officiating. Interment Greenville Memorial Gardens in Piedmont, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the McKendree Village Foundation, 4347 Lebanon Road, Hermitage, TN 37076. Visitation with the family will be Friday 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. at The McKendree Village Chapel. Arrangements made by Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN 37138, (615) 889-0361. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/10/2008
RANDOLPH Clarence C., Jr. "Pops"
Age 73, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his loving companion, Tina Smith of Elmira; special friends, Nathaniel Nelson and Tracy Long; brothers, William and James; sisters, Amy, Charlotte and Emma; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invite to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, December 4th, from 12 to 1 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 1 p.m. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/2/2008
Age 66 of 179 Hibbard Rd., Horseheads, NY. He was born March 21, 1942 in Sylvania, GA, the son of Sidney and Gussie (Bailey) Reed, and died Thursday, November 27, 2008, unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his father, Sidney; brothers, John C. Reed and Anderson Collier. Sid is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Candi; children, Christopher Sidney Reed of MI and Amy Elizabeth Reed of NJ; mother, Gussie Owens of Elmira; brothers, Charles (Betty) Collier of Elmira and Charles Reed of Sylvania, GA; sisters, Alfreda Collier of Brooklyn, NY and Kathrina Williams of Sylvania, GA; stepmother, Jesse Reed of Sylvania, GA; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Sid retired as Sales Manager from Sears Roebuck at the Arnot Mall after 38 years of service. Sid loved music and enjoyed singing. He was a dedicated baritone soloist and choir member for 42 years at the First Baptist Church of Elmira, a charter member and past president of Common Time, member of the Elmira Symphony and Chorale Society, the Cantata Singers and The Four Decades Quartet. Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Service on Thursday, December 4th at 5 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Elmira, 121 W. Church St., Elmira. Rev. Dennis Christiansen, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Elmira and Rev. Rick Price, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Sid through donations to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903 or the Samaritan Center, 480 S. Main St., Elmira, NY 14904. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/30/2008
ROCKEY James (Jim) Alloway
95, of 1331 West River Road, Waterloo, NY, died Tuesday, November 25th, 2008, at home, surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a local food pantry, Meals on Wheels, or a favorite charity. Born June 16, 1913, in Corning, NY to parents Helena and Waverly Rockey. Jim was raised in Elmira, New York, and graduated from Hotel Management School at Cornell University in 1939. He married Margaret (Peg) Louise Fassett, from Elmira, in 1939. Jim managed several country clubs throughout the northeast including Elmira Country Club and Monroe Golf Club in Rochester, NY. In 1979 he and Peg retired to Venice, Florida. Jim was an avid fisherman and golfer and was proud to be a member of the, "Hole in One Club." While at Cornell Jim rowed on the crew team and loved to sail with his family on Seneca Lake. He was a man of faith and active in his church, most recently the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Venice, FL. Jim is survived by two daughters, Marilyn (Ken) Langevin, Pittsburgh, PA, and Carol (Schuyler) Van Horn in Waterloo, NY; grandchildren, Pieter (Jamie) Van Horn of Buffalo, Carrie Van Horn (David Ingenthron) of Boston; great-grandson, David Isaac Van Horn, fiancée, Dorothy Murphy of Venice, FL; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife in 2006, as well as his parents and four brothers. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/14/2008
SAUNDERS John A., Jr.
John (Jack) Anson Saunders, Jr., devoted husband, father, and son, died on August 4, 2008, at age 87 in Bonita Springs, Florida. Formerly of Horseheads and Holland, NY, he was a dairy farmer at heart and spent most of his life working on and around dairy farms. He was a member of the Holstein-Friesan Association and a Mason. He retired to Bonita Springs, FL in 1981 to help his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. (Martha Steffen) Saunders, Sr. The Saunders family line can be traced back to early English settlers predating the American Revolution; the Steffen family migrated from Germany in the 1890's. In Florida, he was able to enjoy gardening, fishing, bridge, family and friends for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Alberta (Brown) Saunders, in 2005. He is survived by daughters, Jane (Gabriel) Gutierrez of Dale City, VA, Sara (David) Hrizak of Lackawanna, NY, Mary (Thomas) Stevens of Bristol, NY; and son, John (Mary Ellen) A. Saunders III, of Gurnee, IL; as well as 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind one brother, Robert (Betty) Saunders; and a very special niece, Diane Crooker, both of Horseheads, NY. Memorials can be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/26/2008
SAVOY - LUTES Adelaide Savey Lutes and Norman Edward Lutes
Adelaide Savey Lutes, age 92, died Sunday evening, November 25, 2007, at Brookshire Nursing Center in Hillsborough. Mrs. Lutes was born on May 21, 1915 in Elmira, NY, to the late Eleanor and Fred Savoy, Sr. Mrs. Lutes attended Elmira schools, and was retired from Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, where she was supervisor of the mailroom. Mrs. Lutes is survived by her son, Dennis S. Lutes and wife, Jean of Durham, NC; her daughter, Eleanor Giancola and husband, John of Yucaipa, CA; her granddaughter, Lisa Bobbitt and husband, Joshua of Greensboro, NC; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Sheridan Bobbitt, Joshua Branch Bobbitt, IV, and Coleman Wood Bobbitt. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Norman, who died in 2002. Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2007, from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Father Steve Patti, OFM, of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will preside. Entombment will follow in the new Mausoleum at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Friends may visit one hour before the service from 11:00-12:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Flowers are acceptable. The family would like to thank the staff of Brookshire for the loving care and attention given to Adelaide during her stay there. On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com. Select obituaries. Norman Edward Lutes, age 85, died June 15, 2002 in Durham Regional Hospital in Durham, NC. Norman and Adelaide Savey Lutes were married for 64 years. A native of Elmira Heights, NY, he moved to Durham in 1996 from Sun City West, AZ. Mr. Lutes spent his career in sales with the S. M. Flickinger Co. in Elmira. A WWII Army veteran, he proudly served his country in both the European and Pacific Theatres. Funeral services were held June 18, 2002 from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service with Fr. David McBriar officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Durham, NC. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/28/2007.
SCANLON - CAIN, Mary S.
Age 91, of Sherbrook Apartments, Cortland, died on Monday, November 10, 2008, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. Born October 23, 1917 in Carthage, NY, she was the daughter of Ernest and Mollie Doyle Scanlin and was a graduate of Augustinian Academy in Carthage. In 1947 she married her husband, R. Neil Cain and moved to the Homer/Cortland area in 1949. Mary was a loving mother who dedicated herself to raising and supporting her family. She was a longtime and faithful communicant of St. Margaret's Church in Homer. For many years Mary worked as the bookkeeper, alongside her husband, at Gardner & Cain Oil Co, retiring in 1981. Mary is survived by two daughters, Janet L. Cain (Francine Tishman) of Southampton, MA, and Mary E. (Gordon) Schuehler of Horseheads, NY; three sons, Francis J. Cain of Beijing, China, David E. Cain of Homer, and Thomas N. Cain of Syracuse, NY; two grandchildren, Brian and Kyle Schuehler; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, R. Neil Cain in 1986; Mary was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Gonneau; and two brothers, Herbert and John Scanlin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in St. Margaret's Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. R. Daniel DeLorme. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. Memorial donations in Mrs. Cain's name may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/13/2008
SCHULTZ John P. "Jack"
Age 66, of Elmira, died at his home with his loving family by his side on Thursday, November 20, 2008. Jack was born June 29, 1942, son of the late Joseph and Marjorie Brown Schultz. Jack is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marie Maggi Schultz of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas A. and Michele Schultz of Meadville, PA, with his son, Jack A. Schultz; daughter and son-in-law, Missy Schultz-Ahearn and Nicholas Ahearn of Elmira; brothers and sister-in-law, Steven Schultz of Horseheads, William and Cheyenne Schultz of Elmira Heights, with son, Jason; along with a brother-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. Jack was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Time Warner Cable with 37 years of service. Jack was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts. on Sunday, November 23, 2008, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, November 24, 2008, at 12:00 noon at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Donations in Jack's memory may be directed to either Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905; or Arctic League, PO Box 113, Elmira, NY 14902. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/22/2008
SHULL - OXENHAM, Vicki Lynne
Age 56, of Crofton, Maryland, died on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, as a result of a long illness. Vicki was born on December 3, 1951 and grew up in Horseheads, New York, the daughter of Jean and Kenneth Shull. She graduated in 1970 from Horseheads High School, then went to Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. After graduating in 1974 from Hood, she was employed by NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, where she continued to work until her recent death. Vicki is survived by her cousin, Tom Shull; family friends, Regina Haase, Carol and David Haase; other friends or co-workers, Linda and Larry Zeigenfuss, Paulette Banks, Sue and Phil Hoge, Pat Rapach, Vicky Gardner, Mary Lou Wadsworth and Marcie Baer. She was very active in the Hood College Alumni Association and enjoyed gardening, yoga, and spending time at her family cottage at Keuka Lake. An open house will be held from 4-7 p.m. on December 3, 2008 at her home, 1019 Shire Court in Crofton, Maryland, in celebration of her life. Anyone who knew her is welcome to attend. Donations in Vicki's honor may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Lab Rescue of LRCP, or to a shelter for women. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/30/2008
SOWA Joseph C.
Age 85, of Elmira, NY, Friday, December 5, 2008, at the ElCor Nursing Facility, passed peacefully into eternal rest after a courageous battle with cancer, with family at his side. Joe is predeceased by his parents, Felix J. and Antoinina Sowa; brothers, John, Andrew (Amos) and George; sisters, Anna Sullivan and Helen Decker. He is survived by sisters, Mrs. Mary Liberatore of Elmira, and Rose Guerrero of Hogotna, Guam; nieces and nephews as listed: Andrew Sowa, John Sowa, Patty German, Chuck Liberatore, Toni West, Rick Sowa, Kevin Sowa, Mark Sowa, Rose Salois, Sandy Berry, Christine Sowa, Tim Decker, James A. Decker, Susan Henry, David Decker, the late Tom Decker, Cindy Sullivan, Mike Sullivan, Bill Sullivan, Judy Birke, Rick Guerrero, Dawn Guerrero, Mike Guerrero, Kevin Guerrero, Chris Guerrero, Sheila Guerrero, Felicia Guerrero, Danny Guerrero, and Jerry Guerrero. Joe was an avid golfer in the Hardinge retirees league at Soaring Eagles Golf Course and loved fishing on Seneca Lake. Joe was retired from Sperry Ran and Hardinge Brothers, Inc., after many years of loyal service. He will always be remembered for the love and support that he gave his family whenever needed. He was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church and a US Army Veteran, Korea. Family and friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, 705 East Church Street, Elmira, New York, on Wednesday, December 10th at 9 a.m., with a prayer service there at 9:45 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church, Davis Street, Elmira at 10:30 a.m. Immediately following Mass, at his request, Joe will be laid to rest at the Bath National Cemetery with his brothers, John and George. Full Military Honors will be accorded. Donations can be made in Joe's memory to Southern Tier Hospice, Inc. (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home) The family wishes to thank the staff at ElCor – Maple Creek for the outstanding care that Joe received to keep him comfortable during his stay. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/6/2008 - 12/7/2008
SPADER Lelia Mae
Age 63, of Hopkins, MN, died November 16. Preceded in death by parents, June Fish, Corning, NY and Howard Spader, Montour Falls, NY. Survived by sister, Betty McMahon Buman of Deming, NM; brother, William Spader of Watkins Glen; niece, Lori Kuechenmeister of Watertown, MN; nephew, Dan McMahon of Ellsworth, WI; and special friend, John Quirk of Hopkins. . Local arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/27/2008
SWEELY Gordon G. Sr.
Age 66, of Green Valley Drive in Big Flats, NY, died Thursday, December 11, 2008, at Corning Hospital. Gordon was born in Jersey Shore, NY on March 11, 1942, the son of the late H. Gayle and the late Elizabeth (McConnell) Sweely. He retired from Dresser-Rand in 2005 where he had worked as a Manager of Information Systems. He is survived by his wife, Maryann; a daughter, Wendy (Scott Jackson) Sweely of Elmira; a son, Gordy (Kim) Sweely of Fair Haven, NJ; a brother, Dennis (Susie) Sweely of Williamsport, PA; two grandchildren, Amanda and Garrett; several nieces and nephews; and by his mother-in-law, Ann Martz of Reading, PA. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2008, at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning with Rev. Jack Bunde and Father Boniface Ewah officiating. Memorials may be made in Gordon's name to the Corning Guthrie Cancer Center, 114 Columbia Street, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/12/2008
WEBB Frederick "Fred" III
Frederick Fred Webb III age 49 of Covington, PA died on Friday, November 28, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Fred was born on November 6, 1960 in Providence, RI a son of Frederick and Yvonne Webb. He had been an auto body mechanic. Fred is survived by two sons; Gregory Webb of New York, NY, Frederick Webb IV of Warwick, RI, a daughter Harley Webb, her mother Stacy Aiello both of Covington, PA, and a sister Karen Jeranka, Warwick, RI. There will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements.
WESTBROOK - John Isaac Westbrook, 83, of Tanner Terrace, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, in Towanda, Pa. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, at Bridges Funeral Home in Gray. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, graveside at Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. Mr. Westbrook was born April 17, 1925, in Bradford County, Pa., and had lived in Jones County for the twenty-six years before moving to Towanda, Pa. three years ago. He was the son of the late John Harold Westbrook and Arilla STROPE Westbrook. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for A & D Asphalt Company and was preceded in death by his wife: Pauline House Westbrook; and by two sons: Donnie Westbrook and John "Butch" Westbrook. Mr. Westbrook is survived by his daughters: Ginny Vaughn of Macon, Birdie Faulkner of Gordon and Pat Coleman of Warren Center, Pa.; son: Bob Westbrook of Towanda, Pa.; sister: Edith Andrus of Towanda, Pa.; nine grandchildren and by his six great-grandchildren. The family may be contacted at the residence of Mrs. Ginny Vaughn at 195 Greystone Circle in Jones County. Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray has charge of arrangements. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
WITHEY Brien E.
Age 42, died at home in Rochester, NY on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, due to complications of Diabetes. Brien graduated from Horseheads High School in 1984 and from SUNY Cobleskill. He was employed by Wegmans in Pittsford, NY and N.A.F.T. He was a dedicated Pittsburgh Steeler and New York Yankee Fan. He also enjoyed NASCAR. Brien is survived by his mother, Jean (Russ) Jordan of Horseheads, NY; father, Donald Withey of Reynoldsville, PA; brother, Christopher (Shari) Withey and their children; sister, Donna Withey; and aunts, uncles and several cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY on Sunday, December 7, 2008, from 2-4 p.m. Brien's Funeral Service will follow with Pastor Karen Boone. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Brien may do so to the Friends of the Horseheads Animal Shelter, 150 Wygant Road, Horseheds, NY 14845; or American Diabetes Assoc., 160 Allens Creek Road, Building 160, First Floor, Rochester, NY 14618.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/6/2008
WOOSTER - ANDERSON, Ann "Eloise"
Ann "Eloise" Anderson died peacefully at Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home on Wednesday, November 26, 2008. Eloise was born April 29, 1921 in Leroy, PA, the daughter of Rena and Howard Wooster. Her survivors include her daughter, Susan (Richard) Calkins, Venice, Florida; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Cobb; and an aunt, Dorothy Traver, both of Towanda, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Leon; brother, William Wooster; and her parents. Eloise graduated from Towanda High School in 1938. She and her husband, Leon, enjoyed attending their class reunions and traveling to antique car shows. Eloise worked at the Sylvania plant in Troy and later at the Towanda plant retiring after 29 years of service. In retirement she enjoyed traveling with her dear friend, Ruth Rathbun, and her fellow GTE Sylvania friends. She was an avid bowler, bowling well into her 80's. Eloise was inducted into the Terrace Lanes Bowler's Hall of Fame in 2001. The past 4 years she has been a guest at the Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home in Troy. A memorial service will be held later at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to the East Troy Methodist Church in Eloise's memory. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield is assisting the family.
? FOLTS Catherine W.
Age 97, of Bradenton, FL, died Nov. 12, 2008, at "Our Home at Ware's Creek", where she resided for the past 3 1/2 years with great care being given by the staff. She was born in Skaneateles, NY, and moved to Florida from Horseheads, NY, after she and her husband retired. Her husband, Allen P., former Horseheads Village Clerk, preceded her in death in 2002. Survivors include her son, Edwin Folts (companion, Wayne Snyder) of Bradenton, FL; daughters, Linda Wojack (John P.) of Rochester, NY, and Beth Welles (Donald S.) of Myakka City; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Catherine is the last of her generation on both sides of the family and will be truly missed. She was one of the original working mothers when necessary and always in the middle of things, planning activities for her children and the neighborhood kids - president of the P.T.A., or involved with the local Methodist Church as a head of committees and a member of the choir. Both Allen and Catherine will be remembered in a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY, on Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at 11 a.m. Burial arrangements are with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Home at Wares Creek, 1725 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34205; or to TideWell Hospice & Palliative Care, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/26/2008
? HATCHER, Robin Y.
Age 46, of Pleasant Valley Rd., Osceola, PA, died on December 5, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Tom; son, Kevin; and numerous brothers and sisters. A memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. A visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Rev. Larry O'Dell will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Central PA, 4813 Jonestown Rd., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17109. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/7/2008
? SNIDER Ellen R.
Age 54, of Oakland, Tennessee (formerly Elmira, NY), died November 25, 2008. She is survived by sons, Richard and James VanKirk; daughter, Maria VanKirk; grandchildren, Kelsey, Will, Jacob, Robbie, Mara VanKirk; brothers, Tom, Dave, Joe, Ed, Marty, Steve Eells; sisters, Linda Dennison, Joan Self. Preceded in death by husband, Joe Snider. Memorial donations may be made to Al Menah Shriners, P.O. Box 78545, Nashville, TN 37207; or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/4/2008
? SPRING Peggy K.
Age 37, of Liberty, PA, died December 8, 2008 at her home. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/9/2008