This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
BALUSKI - Stephanie M. “Stevie” Rollo, 87, died Feb. 11, 2009 in Arlington, Va. where she had moved to be close to her daughter and only child, Karen. Born Dec. 28, 1921 in Sayre, Pa. to Stephen and Maria (Major) Baluski, she attended Sayre Elementary and Sayre High School and lived on the Eastside working at the Blue Swan Knitting Mill until she joined the Navy in 1943. She served during World War II and the Korean conflict, achieving the rank of Chief Yeoman. While she was stationed at Glenview Naval Station she met and married Edmund “Bud” Rollo. In 1961 when he retired from the Navy, they settled in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., where she lived for 45 years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Edmund “Bud” Rollo and by four sisters, Anne Baluski, Catherine “Kitty” Elliott, Nellie Guiles, Rose Marie McShea, and a brother, John. Survivors include her daughter, Karen Murphy and son-in-law, Richard G. Murphy; her sister, Caroline Baluski of Sayre; two sisters-in-law Blanche Sweig and Jane Rollo, and many nieces and nephews. Stevie was much loved by family, friends and neighbors for her beautiful smile, sense of humor, and joyful outlook. She was a devoted wife, mother, and sister and a loyal friend. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and feeding the birds who visited her backyard. Her loving spirit will live on in those who knew her. She will be buried next to her husband in his home town of Dunbar, Wisconsin. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb. 17, 2009
BECHTEL - Charles Allen Bechtel, 38, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007. He was born Nov. 7, 1969 in Reading, a son of Allen Charles Bechtel and the late Shirley Quillman Bechtel. A private graveside service will be held at the Spire-Zion Cemetery, Alsace Township, Berks County. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro - Mansfield Gazette, November 14, 2007
BENJAMIN James R.
Age 72, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at Pasco Hernando Hospice, Zephyrhills, FL. He was born in Waverly, NY on December 15, 1936, the son of Ward E. Benjamin and Opal (Carmon) Benjamin. Jim graduated from Spencer Central School and subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served seven years with the Military Police. Jim received an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice and worked for over 23 years on the security force at Ithaca College. He continued his career at Ithaca College, working several years in the Athletic department until retiring. He was very community minded and enjoyed participating in many organizations. While living in Spencer he was active in the Chamber of Commerce, Music in the Park events, the Nichols Park Project and in organizing the annual Spencer Picnic, where he served two years as chairman. After moving to Zephyrhills, he was actively involved with the Zephyrhills Historical Society, volunteering his time with the Depot Museum. He was a passionate collector, with antiques and coins being among his favorites. His love of coins brought him to serve as President of the East Pasco Coin Club for several years. Jim was predeceased by his loving wife of 41 years, Catherine M. Benjamin; his parents, Ward E. and Opal Benjamin; and his brother, Ward E. Benjamin. His love and sense of humor will be missed by his two children: son, Ward C. Benjamin, Davie, FL, and daughter, Danilee Benjamin, Zephyrhills, FL, as well as Ward's wife, Barbara, and Danilee's three children, Marcella, Gabriella and William Rivas. He is also survived by his sister, Fritz VanRiper, Spencer, NY; sisters-in-law, Edna Reynolds, Spencer, NY, and Valerie Reynolds, Van Etten, NY; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of whom will miss him deeply. A memorial service will be held in Spencer in the summer of 2009.
BORNER David M.
Suddenly taken from us on February 12, 2009 on Continental Flight 3407, while traveling to join his family on vacation to celebrate his daughter's upcoming graduation, David M. Borner, a beloved husband, father, son, brother and uncle. Dave enjoyed many outdoor activities, including camping with his wife, children, parents and siblings. Dave was actively involved in his daughter Nicole's soccer activities, accompanying her on multiple trips for her elite soccer team throughout the East Coast. Dave also enjoyed hunting, fishing and kayaking with his son, Michael. Dave graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 1987 with a Certificate in the Culinary Arts. Dave also graduated from Starpoint Central School in 1977. He enjoyed sharing his culinary skills with family and friends. Dave excelled at ice sculptures and enjoyed displaying his works of art. Dave was employed at Kraft Food Services in sales, a position he was proud of, loved and enjoyed. He really enjoyed the recent celebration of his fathers' 80th birthday. Dave had an incredible sense of humor and lived life with joy. He was part of an extremely close family that enjoys getting together, telling stories and sharing many laughs. Dave will be held in the hearts of his family forever. Husband of Cheryl A. Gentz Borner; father of Nicole J. and Michael Borner, all of Pendleton; son of Leo J. and Noreen Delaney Borner of Lockport; brother of John (Judy) Borner of Deerfield, NY, Shari (Keith R.) Hutchison of Horseheads, NY, Richard (Wendy) Borner of Perrysburg, NY and Sheila (Brian) Marciano of Rochester, NY; son-in-law of Barbara Gentz of Grand Rapids, Michigan, brother-in-law of Steven (Judy) Gentz of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Karen (Kenneth) Hannah of Newfane. David was predeceased by his grandparents, James L. and E. Marie Stoll Delaney, Leo J. and Virginia Boots Borner, Sr.; and his father-in-law, Ralph C. Gentz. Cherished uncle of 13 nieces and nephews. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and colleagues. Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 at Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, 6864 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton, where Dave's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dave's name to the CHC Learning Center, 80 Lawrence Bell Drive, Suite 115, Williamsville, NY 14221, would be appreciated by the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/18/2009 - 2/19/2009
BREWER - MOORE, Kathryn B.
Age 85, Wellsboro, PA, died February 16, 2009. She was born September 24, 1923 in Wellsboro, and was the wife of the late Wayne Moore. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Milton Sherman, Troy, PA, Marcia and Doyle Thomas, Wellsboro, PA, and Linda Putnam, Cordova, TN; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to the Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center Activity Fund, 1883 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/18/2009
BRUCE Stanley P.
Age 63, of Tioga, PA, died Saturday, February 21, 2009, at his home. He was born April 15, 1945 in Tioga, PA, a son of Wilbert and Carrie (Benson) Bruce. Stanley was the husband of Jewel (Young) Bruce with whom he celebrated a 37th anniversary on May 22, 2008. He was employed by the Hilliard Corp. Stanley was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Tioga and the Tioga Fire Department. Stanley is survived by his wife, Jewel; a son, Philip Scott Bruce of Tioga, PA; a daughter, Heather Marie Bruce of Tioga, PA; a sister, Linda Cicero, South Ozone Park, NY; a sister-in-law, Marie Bruce of Tioga, PA; a cousin, Jean Ward of Tioga, PA; a special friend and co-worker, Suzanne West of SC. He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Thomas Bruce. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Stanley's name to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 322, Tioga, PA 16946; or the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tioga County, 16 Charleston St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/23/2009
CHAMBERLAIN - On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, Frances Irene (Chamberlain) Anderson of Cedar Ridge Apartments, Canton, Pa., died quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 85 years of age. Born in Wellsboro on Oct. 29, 1923, she was the daughter of Ernest and Agnes (Connolly) Chamberlain. She grew up in Mainesburg, and graduated from Mansfield High School and Elmira Business College. In 1950 she married Perry Anderson, and together they raised two sons and shared 51 years until his passing. Frances was employed in the business office at the W.R. Croman Elementary School in Troy until the family farm needed her time and talents at home. After retiring from farming she was employed at Paper Magic in Canton. While residing in East Troy she was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church for many years. Currently she was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples) in Canton. While living at Cedar Ridge, Frances made many good friends and enjoyed the social activities. Surviving are her sons: Michael (Kathryn) Cleveland on Sciota, Pa., and Eric (Aneta) Anderson of Canton; grandchildren Micheal (Tammy) Cleveland of Amherst, N.Y. Michelle (Ronald) Wachman of Havelock, N.C., Kyle (Robin) Anderson of Canton and Nolan Anderson of Taylor, Pa.; step-grandchildren Norman (Sandy) Westerbaan of Bellefonte, Pa., Peter Westerbaan of Galeton, Pa., and Allen Westerbaan and Ryan Westerbaan, both of Canton; great-grandchildren Ellis Cleveland of Amherst, N.Y., Ronald, Christopher and Kathryn Wachman of Havelock, N.C.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Agnes Chamberlain; first husband, Ellis Cleveland, in 1947, and second husband, Perry Anderson, in 2001; and a sister, Ernestine Chamberlain, in 2002. A celebration of her life is set for noon on Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Fellowship Bible Church in Troy, Pastor Jim Shay officiating. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 2/19/2009
CHEEKS - Curtis Cheeks of South Waverly died unexpectedly on Feb. 13, 2009. Born in Sayre, Pa. on Aug. 9, 1972, he was the son of Clifton and Cynthia Cheeks. Curt was a 1991 graduate of Athens High School and also graduated from the Municipal Police Academy at Mansfield University. He was employed by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department in Daytona Beach, Fla. before moving back to the Valley. He then went to work for Lockheed Martin Corporation in Owego, N.Y. Curt is survived by his parents; a brother, Charles , Sayre, Pa.; a niece, Aaliyah Cheeks, Thomasville, N.C.; an uncle, Jeff Cheeks (Mary) of Sayre; aunts E. Ann Cheeks of Harrisburg, Bonnie (Harry) Campbell, Holly (Gary) Fairbanks of Athens; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Clifton and Edith Cheeks from South Waverly and Edgar and Gladys Osborne from Sayre. At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours. A family memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, Pa. RHW. Sayre Morning Times
CHILSON - Anna L. (Chilson) Eichenlaub, 99, of Williamsport, died on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at the Manor Care Health Systems - South in Williamsport. She was the wife of the late Donald H. Eichenlaub. Anna was born on Aug. 23, 1909 in French Asylum, Bradford County, Pa., the daughter of the late Burton and Adeline (Vanderpool) Chilson. She was a homemaker most of her life and was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Anna is survived by her daughter Theresa Ann Eichenlaub of Grass Valley, Calif., her son Robert (Nancy) Eichenlaub of Williamsport, her granddaughters Robynn (Jim) Mothersbaugh of Williamsport and Diana Lusk of Lancaster, Pa., her great- grandchildren Bethany and Noah Mothersbaugh, along with several nieces and nephews. Her parents, her husband Donald, four brothers, two sisters, and her grandson-in-law Chris Lusk preceded Anna in death. Services will be private and at the convenience of Anna's family. The Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, Inc. 331 Elmira St., Williamsport has been entrusted with the arrangements. Contributions may be made in Anna's memory to the First Baptist Church of Williamsport, 380 West Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 8, 2009
CLARK, JAMES FLOYD - James Floyd Clark, a former resident of Jersey Shore, and a retired machinist of the New York Cwntral railroad, died in his home in Albany, NY., February 22, 1949.He was born at Lambs Creek November 8, 1881. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Gray and Mrs. Frank Miller, of Jersey Shore, Mrs. Helen Meixell of Rauchtown; five sons, Llewellyn - of Louisvliie, Kentucky, Howard, Ellwood, Marvin, and Theodore of Jersey Shore;three brothers, Georg of Pittsburgh, Pa., Byron of Yonkers, N.Y., and Morton of Central Falls, R.I.; one sister, Mrs. Russell Niles of Lambs Creek, and eight grandchildren. Services were held in Jersey Shore Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Vernon Whitney, pastor of the Walnut Baptist Church, of which Mr. Clark was a member, officiated. Burial was in Jersey Shore.
CLARK - John B. “Jack” Clark, 71, of State Route 17C, Waverly, NY died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 at home following a lengthy illness. Jack was born Sept. 5, 1936 in Williamsport, the son of the late John B. and Marie Riebe Clark. He was married on June 3, 1955 to the former Jacquelyn M. Spencer. Jack served his country with the United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1962. He was retired from IBM where he worked as a Senior Systems Planner in the Endicott, NY facility. In his spare time Jack could be found building and flying radio controlled model airplanes. He was the President of the Sayre Valley R/C Club and Lockwood Flyers Club of Lockwood, NY. His other memberships included Model Aeronautics, the NRA, The American Legion and the Tioga Country Club in Nichols, NY. Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Jacquelyn M. Clark of Waverly, NY; a sons and daughter-in-law, Carey J. and Kristi Clark of Buchanan, Mich,; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy M. and Paul Krystosek of Livermore, Calif.; a granddaughter, Anna Leigh Krystosek of Livermore, Calif.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James G. and Mary Clark of Harrison, Tenn. And Richard A. and Rita Clark of Lock Haven. Jack was predeceased by his parents and by his brother, Roger C. Clark. Family and friends were invited to a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at the Waverly United Methodist church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY with Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY. Memorials may be directed to Lourdes Hospice Foundation, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850. - Mansfield Gazette, November 28, 2007
COPLEY - Carl “Wayne” Copley, 76, died at home and died
on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007. He was born in Blossburg. He was formerly from Covington and moved to Bradenton, Fla. In 2000. He retired from dairy farming in 1975. He was also a heavy equipment operator, retiring from that occupation in 1996, following an accident. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie M. Spencer Copley; his second wife, Barbara Ann Copley; and his father, Wayne Claude Copley. He is survived by his wife, Margaret [Pegi] Anne Matz Copley; his mother Nellie L. Parsons Copley; his brother, Jerome K. Copley, married to Nina Mae Bowers Copley; and two sisters, Audrey A. Snyder, married to Dane C. Snyder, Cheryl J. Loudenslager, married to Dayton [Butch] Loudenslager. Survivors also include three children, Claudia J. Root, married to Raymond E. Root, Brian S. Copley, Randall J. Copley, married to Pansy Copley; plus two step-children, Aimee C. Hobwood, Mark R. Hobwood; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. A private interment was held at Manatee Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Memorial contributions may be made to ReFocus Ministry, Inc. 2955 Phillips Bend Crossing, Buford, Ga. 30519 - Mansfield Gazette, December 5, 2007
COVIELLO - Vincent J. Coviello, 50, of Sayre, PA died Tuesday evening Feb. 17, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA following a period of declining health. Born Sept. 30, 1958 in Sayre, PA he was the son of Carmela P. Menchella Coviello and the late Ralph James Coviello. Vincent was a graduate of Sayre High School, Class of 1976 and Penn State University in 1979. Upon his graduation from college he was employed by Schreck's Furniture store in Waverly, N.Y. which was owned by his father, and later employed by Harry's Automotive in Sayre for several years. Vincent was subsequently a self-employed carpenter until the time of his death. He also enjoyed working with wood and took great pride in creating hope chests and jewelry boxes for family and friends. Vincent was a Penn State Football fan, enjoyed wine making, drag racing and was an avid fan of the N.H.R.A. He also enjoyed entertaining and spending time with his family and friends by cooking traditional Italian meals. Surviving are: his wife, the former Vicki Cooley, at home; his mother, Carmela Coviello of Sayre; his sisters: Ann George and her husband, Andrew George, of Morristown, N.J., Teri Coviello and her husband, Ken Hashimoto, of Portland, Maine; his brother, Ralph Coviello, and his wife, Kathryn Coviello, of London, England; his mother in law, Eleanor Cooley of Sayre; his brother in law and sister in law: Larry and Mary Jo Cooley of Sayre; nieces and nephews: Devon, Brielle, Vene, and Mia, Heather, Nicklas, Alyssa, Michael, Patrick, and Emmalee; several aunts, uncles and cousins; his faithful canine companion, Casey. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph J. Coviello on April 14, 2004, and an infant brother, Ralph James Coviello. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Feb. 21, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. with the Rev. Andrew S. Hvozdovic Pastor of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre, Pa. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster PA 18850 or to Guthrie Hospice, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA, 18840 in Vincent J. Coviello's memory. Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 2/19/2009
CULVER - Mr. David Gary Culver Sr., 68, of RR 1 Box 1822, Laceyville, Pa. (Black Walnut), died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 17, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., after an illness. Dave was born in Meshoppen, Pa. on Oct. 30, 1940, the son of the late Orwin K. and Dorothy L. Gray Culver. Growing up in the Silvara area, near Laceyville, Dave was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1958. After graduating from high school, Dave joined the U.S. Army. While in the army, David served his country overseas, in both France and Vietnam, as well as being stationed in Virginia and California. David served for 20 years in the U.S. Armed Services, 11 years in the U.S. Army, and nine years in the Army National Guard. Dave left the army with the rank of Staff Sergeant. After leaving the military, Dave was employed at Procter and Gamble in Mehoopany for 26 years as the grounds and service coordinator, retiring in 1995. During the time he was working at Procter and Gamble, Dave was also employed by Sam VanDeMark in Laceyville as a heavy equipment operator, and for the last few years, Dave had been working for Dave Heller Excavating of Laceyville, Pa. Dave also enjoyed doing mechanic work at his garage near Silvara, where he did special repairs and also sold used auto parts. A very active member of the Rought Hall American Legion Post 510 American Legion in Black Walnut, Dave was very instrumental in the growth of Rought Hall. He, along with a few other members, was a very integral part of the new addition(s) to the post itself, as well as the building of the new bingo and banquet hall. While with the legion, he served on many of the post's committees, as well as serving as the post commander for several years and several terms. Dave was also a member of the 40 and 8, as well as being a member of the Endless Mountains Post 3583 V.F.W. in Mehoopany, Pa. In 2003-2004, he was president of the Band Parent Association for Wyalusing Valley High School. He enjoyed watching and attending NASCAR racing, rooting for his favorite driver, Ricky Rudd. Dave was a long-time and current member of the shuffle board league at Rought Hall American Legion. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling and camping with his family and many friends. David was an avid animal lover and greatly enjoyed the company of his dog and three cats. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Dave is survived by: his wife of 41 years, the former Barbara J. Repsher Culver of Black Walnut; his son David (Gary) Culver Jr. of Meshoppen, Pa.; his six daughters, Betsy and Tim Gacha of Meshoppen, Pa., Pamela and Eric Risch of Laceyville, Pa., Deborah and Scott Swenson of Tunkhannock, Pa., Kendra and Herbert Cornelius of Retta, Pa., Jessica Culver, and Marissa Culver, both of Laceyville, Pa.; his 19 grandchildren, Brianna Bennett, Emily and Laura Gacha, Ashley Oswald, Rebecca and Natalie Camp, Jared and Jacob Risch, Brady and Jenna Glass, Madison and Erica Swenson, Joshua Franklin, Taylah Culver, Alexis and Nathan Schrader, David and Emily Cornelius, and Owen Culver; two great-grandchildren, Sydney Friedlander and Shay Gartland; two brothers, Robert Culver of Angola, N.Y., and Philip Culver (Betty Swingle) of Vernon, Pa.; two sisters, Linda (Robert) English of Laceyville, Pa., and Louise Snyder of Mineola Texas; and his extended family of mother-in-law and father-in-law Evelyn and Charles Boyer of Laceyville, Pa., brother-in-law Roger Repsher of Laceyville, Pa., and sister-in-law Carol (Jim) Furman of Wyalusing, Pa.; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, from the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Thomas Davis of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. on from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. Graveside military services will be conducted by: the members of the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion; Dennis Strong Post 457 American Legion; and the Endless Mountains Post 3583 VFW. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Braintrim Baptist Church, Church Street, Laceyville, Pa. 18623, or to the charity of the donor's choice. RHW. Towanda Daily Review.
DePALMA - NENNI, Angeline (DePalma)
Formerly of Albion, recently residing in Horseheads, a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died Tuesday February 17, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was 94. Angeline is predeceased by her husband, Arthur Nenni; and her son, James Nenni. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Francis) Beering; daughter-in-law, Joyce Nenni; three grandchildren, James (Michelle) Nenni II, Perry Nenni, and Laura (Matthew) Roberts; three great-grandchildren, James Nenni III, Angeline Nenni, and Julianna Nenni; and one brother, Thomas DePalma; several nieces and nephews. Angeline was born and raised in Fancher, NY, after which she moved to Albion with her husband, Arthur, where they resided for many years. Angeline will be remembered as a loving, hard-working woman, who possessed a great love for her family and friends. She often displayed this love by preparing many wonderful Italian meals for her loved ones. Also, she took pleasure involving grandchildren and other family members with cooking, patiently and lovingly teaching them how to make her extra special recipes. She was passionate about Yankee baseball, as she hardly missed a game, as well as the Lawrence Welk Show, which took up may of her Saturday evenings. As a longtime member of Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph's Church in Albion, Angeline was a devoted Catholic who always enjoyed seeing her friends at church. Angeline's family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Ave Albion on Friday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00. Angeline's Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph's Church, Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Angeline's memory may be made to Dominican Monastery, c/o Sister Mary Trinity, 1310 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905.
DORAN - Harold Frank Doran died on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at his home in Boalsburg, PA. Born on Sept. 29, 1920 in Moscow, PA, he was the son of Frank and Mabel Doran. Hal grew up on Doran Glenn Farm and attended Daleville Methodist Church, both of which nurtured his faith and love of the outdoors. A member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, he graduated from Penn State in 1942 with a degree in agriculture education. It was at Penn State that he met his first wife, Evelynne Miller of Wyalusing, and the two were married on Sept. 30, 1944. He went on to earn his master’s degree in agricultural economics from Penn State in 1948. After graduating, he worked for Eastern States Farmers Exchange until 1961. In 1958, he was promoted to district manager. From 1961 to 1966, he served as operations manager and personnel manager at Agway. In 1966, he accepted a position at Penn State as Director of Cooperative Business Education. Hal retired from Penn State in 1991, at which time the Hal F. Doran Cooperative Business Education Award fund was established to recognize an individual showing leadership and dedication to cooperatives, as Hal did during his career. A white oak tree and plaque stand on Ag Hill at Penn State in honor of Hal’s dedicated service. Hal received many awards including the National Cooperative Business Education Award in Washington, DC and the Distinguished Agricultural Service Award from Eastern Milk Producers. After retirement, he put his time into working with SCORE, where he helped many people establish new businesses from 1991 to 2006. In 1993, Hal married Susan M. Frandsen of State College. Survivors include his wife, Susan; son, Rodger of Easton; daughters, Jaymie Malone of Babson Park, FL, Janiene Pigott of Parsippany, NJ and his sister, Alma Taylor of Northeast, PA and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife and sister, Marion J. Doran of Chambersburg. At the workplace, Hal had the reputation of being a true servant leader—one who leads by example and quiet strength. At home, he loved to hike in the woods and take walks with his children and grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 at the Koch Funeral Home, State College. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, 300 E. College Ave., State College, with Rev. Andrew Pigott, officiating. Burial will be at the cemetery in Boalsburg. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the building fund of the Faith United Church of Christ. - Wyalusing Record Courier, February 19, 2009
ERWAY - Donald M. Erway, 93, formerly a longtime resident of Middleburg, died early Tuesday morning, March 27, 2007, at River Woods in Lewisburg, where he lived since November. Before entering River Woods, he spent five years at Grayson View Assisted Living in Selinsgrove. He was born Aug. 18, 1913, in Goshen, NY, a son of the late Fred C. and Irma L. Gerow Erway. On Sept. 9, 1938, he married the former Audra G. Argogast, who preceded him in death on July 29, 1986. On Aug. 22, 1987, he married Pearl [Rose] Anderson, who preceded him in death on July 11, 1997. Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Leanore M. and Robert VanKirk of Middleburg, Linda L. Manbeck of Selinsgrove; one step-daughter, Sylvia A. Denman of Statesville, NC; 6 grandchildren and spouses; 17 great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren; two sisters, Delores Dennis of Penn Yan, NY, Shirley Spencer of Wellsboro; and one brother, Gordon Erway of Grand Rapids, Minn. Burial with military honors will be in Glendale Cemetery, Middleburg. - Mansfield Gazette, April 4, 2007
FENTON - Mr. David D. Fenton, age 51, of RR 2 Box 2478, Laceyville, Pa. (North Flat), died at his home in Windham Township, Wyoming County, on Sunday morning, Feb. 15, 2009, surrounded by his loving and caring family. Dave was born in Meshoppen, Pa., on Jan. 23, 1958, the son of Harold and Betty Fenton of Dushore, Pa., and the former Patricia Fiske and Wayne Parsons of New Albany, Pa. Growing up in the Laceyville and Wyalusing area, Dave was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley High School, class of 1975. Dave continued his education at Mansfield University. For more than 30 years, Dave was employed as a technician at Procter and Gamble in Mehoopany, Pa., in its diapers facilities (DOS). On his days off, Dave enjoyed the outdoors, where he would love to help his family and friends, with various jobs around their homes, as well as enjoying working around his own home. In his spare time, Dave enjoyed hunting and especially fishing, in Pennsylvania, and his favorite New York state fishing retreat, in Oswego, N.Y. He was also the caretaker of the Arrowhead Sportsman's Club in Laceyville. He was a member of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, and for more than 28 years, Dave was a driver for the Laceyville Ambulance Association. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Susan D. Detrick Fenton of Laceyville; his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa F. and Ken Mapes of Laceyville; and his son and his companion, Brian D. Fenton and Samantha Smith of Laceyville. He was also the Grandpa of his three grandchildren, Mckenna Mapes, Hailey Smith-Fenton and Kenny Mapes. Dave is also survived by two sisters and their husbands, Linda and Brian Tewksbury of Laceyville and Laurie and Jeff Sands of Laceyville, and a brother and his wife, Ronnie and Dana Fenton of Wyalusing, Pa.; and his extended family, of his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lorraine and Bud Detrick of Inverness, Fla; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-laws, Amy and Jeff Huffman of Laceyville, Nancy McLaughlin of Cortland, N.Y., and H. David and Diane Detrick, of Syracuse, N.Y.; as well as many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Barry Ballard of the church officiating. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville. The Fenton family has requested that they furnish their own flowers, but those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, C/O Mrs. Marilyn Ross, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853 or to the Caring Bridge (host of Dave's Web Page), C/O First Liberty Bank, Main Street, Laceyville, PA 18623. RHW. Towanda Daily Review
FRENCH Evelyn WELCH, Mrs. Evelyn (FRENCH) WELCH RD 1, Towanda, formerly of Tunkhannock, died on Thursday, April 19, at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington. Born in Mehoopany on July 22, 1893, she was the daughter of the late Hosea and Edna (SINGER) FRENCH. She was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, Class of 1912, and she attended the University of Valaraiso, Indiana. She taught in South Eaton and Marcy, in Wyoming County. Her husband Cecil J. WELCH, preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. High (Eleanor WRIGHT) HALL, Towanda; one step-son George WELCH, Lake Worth, Florida; two step-daughters, Mrs. Helen (WELCH) WHITMAN, Sanford, North Carolina; Mrs. Della (WELCH) JONES, Mansfield; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Edna ( ? )YOKUBINAS. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21, at 1 pm from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 73 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, officiating will be Clark ACKER of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Tunkhannock. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the time of the service. Historical Library Files, “Tunkhannock New A.”, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania (20 April 1984) Also in card file death records: Death 19 April 1984, age 90, Bradford County Manor, birth July 22, 1893, Father: Hosea FRENCH; Mother: Edna (SINGER). Informant: Eleanor HALL, RD#1, Towanda, PA—Evelyn F. WELCH Burial- Sunnyside Cemetery (Case #25)
GLEASON - Lewis Elmer Gleason, 71, of Fulton, Miss., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007 at his home. Lewis was born Jan. 7, 1936, a son of Edward and Mollie Pearce Gleason. He was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church in Fulton, Miss. Lewis is survived by his wife, Shelva Gleason of Fulton, Miss.; five sons, Lewis Edward Gleason of Pennsylvania, Charles [Shaundra] Miles of Fulton, Miss., Chris [Hillary] Miles of Fulton, Miss., Blake Gleason of Nelson; five grandchildren, Nathan, April, Elizabeth, Joshua and Kay-Dee; three sisters, Anna Mar Fabian of Morris, Gay Shepherd of Ithaca, NY, Gladys Willomi of Morris; and a brother, Dennis Gleason of Scranton. Family and friends were invited to call Sunday, Sept. 9 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, Mansfield. A memorial service was held Immediately following the visitation at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. - Mansfield Gazette, September 12, 2007
HACKETT Michael Jon (Poppy)
59, longtime resident of Elmira, NY, passed on Sunday, February 15, 2009, at Penrose St. Francis Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO. He was born in Livermore, CA on November 8, 1949. Michael retired in 2005 from Chemung Country Highway Department after 33 years of service. Michael is survived by his wife of 38 years, Deborah Hackett (Converse); his children, William (Michelle) Hackett of Elmira, Tricia (Ralph) Cleveland of Hornell, NY, Theresa (Arthur James) Melendez of Daphne, Alabama, Michelle (Elmer) Apgar of Waverly, NY, Michael (Jen) Hackett II of Colorado Springs, CO, Stacey (James) Collier of Elmira; his grandkids, Jennifer, Joe, Jonathon, Brent, Summer, Chad, Mandy, Ronnie, A.J., Anne Marie, Chris, Courtney, Marquessa, Makayla, Patience, Evan, Mikey III, Jamie, Jackie, Jaycey; his brother, Bob (Viola) Hackett of Reidsville, NC; his sisters, Marlene (Calib) Black of Watkins Glen, NY, Alice Seymour of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews. Michael was predeceased by his father, Elvin Hackett; mother, Dorothy Costa; sisters, Pamela Thomas and Sandy Jablonski. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Sunday, February 22, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Flowers are welcomed or those wishing may make memorials to Penrose-St. Francis Hospital Critical Care Unit, 2222 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/19/2009 - 2/20/2009
HALL - Kathryn Janet Webb, 73, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, in Fergus Falls, Minn. She was born in Wellsboro on May 7, 1935, the daughter of Thomas and Anna Colegrove Hall. She grew up in Wellsboro, graduating there in 1953. She married Richard Webb in Wellsboro, Nov. 20, 1954. The mother of two, she raised their children in a military family while her husband served in the United States Army. They were stationed in various places all over the world, which fueled her passion for travel. Preceding her in death were her husband, Richard Webb; her parents; a sister, Ruth Snyder; and a brother, Robert Hall. Survivors include two children, Craig Webb of Fayetteville, N.C., Belinda (Neal) Urlacher of Fergus Falls, Minn.; three grandchildren, Brian Urlacher of Fergus Falls, Kendra Urlacher of Puyallup, Wash., Justin (Jessica) Webb of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and a brother, Donald (Leda) Hall of Wellsboro. Services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls, Minn. There will be a 10:30 a.m. visitation on Monday, Feb. 23, at the Jernigen-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville, N.C., with a 12 p.m. graveside service at the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Fayetteville. - Mansfield Gazette, Feb. 18, 2009
HEATH - When tomorrow starts without me, try to understand; an angel came and called my name, then took me by the hand ... Our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Anna M. Houseknecht, 88, of Diamond Valley Road, died on Tuesday morning, Feb. 17, 2009, following a period of declining health. Anna was born on Aug. 16, 1920, in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Fred and Bessie (Biles) Heath. She was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1938. On June 29, 1940, she married her high school sweetheart and classmate Gerald W. Houseknecht. Together they celebrated 65 years of marriage until his passing on Nov. 20, 2005. Anna was a member of the Tioga Center United Methodist Church, the Tioga Center Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and the Power Squadron in Binghamton. She and Gerry enjoyed spending time in their motor home where they served as "Camp Ground Host" at the State Park in Ospry, Fla. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who treasured the time with her family and always looked forward to gathering with them for Sunday dinners. Anna is survived by: her children and their spouses, Earl and Betty Houseknecht of Nichols, James and Dedra Houseknecht of Sebring, Fla., and Mary Ann Brown and her companion Rowmain Tunnicliff of Wysox, Pa.; brothers-in-law Roland Houseknecht of Monroeton, Pa., and Donald Houseknecht of Elmira; a sister-in-law, Louise Houseknecht; her grandchildren William Houseknecht and friend Laurie, Dale and Amy Houseknecht, Tina and Robert Lewis, James G. Houseknecht, Stacey and Scott Teel, and Jennifer Houseknecht; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive. Anna was predeceased by: her husband Gerald; and siblings Mary, Earl and Ralph. A time of remembering the special gift Anna was to all of us will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with her pastor, Rev. Laurence Mather, OSL, officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 6 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral chapel. Memories and condolences for Anna's family may also be shared by visiting our Web site at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Tioga Center Emergency Squad, PO Box 185, Tioga Center, N.Y. 13845 in loving memory of Anna M. Houseknecht. RHW. Towanda Daily Review
HEIDLER - A graveside service for Alvin Lloyd Heidler, widower of Margie Heidler, was at 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2007, at Florence National Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Larry Miller. Family members received friends from 6 to 8 Sunday evening, March 25, at Cain Funeral Home. Mr. Heidler, 80, of Florence, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, in a local hospital after a long illness. He was born Aug. 21, 1926, in Johnston, to the late Elliott Lloyd and Chloe Seville Hill Heidler. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Bonnie Heidler. He was a United States Army Infantry veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater and wounded in action during the liberation of the Philippine Islands, He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, the Florence VFW Post 3181, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He retired in 1985 after 30 years with Taynton’s Motor Freight Company in Wellsboro. Among his survivors are sons, Allen [Katrina] Heidler of Florence, John [Debbie] Heidler of Mansfield; daughter, Sherry [Mike] Silecchia of Jonestown; a special niece, Janet [Tom] Mack of Rochester, NY; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. - Mansfield Gazette, March 28, 2007
HORVATH - Wilbert T. Horvath, 75, of New Albany, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 at his home. Wilbert was born Nov. 24, 1931, a son of Joseph and Juliana Forizs Horvath. He was retired from the Iron Workers Union Local #36. He was a member of the Bethlehem Boating Club, the Lions Club of Bethlehem Township, he loved nature all around him and the animals that surrounded him. Hunting and fishing were his sports. Wilbert is survived by two sons, Marton John Horvath of Easton, Thomas Marton Horvath of Philadelphia; one daughter, Kimberly Pearl; three brothers and a sister-in-law, James Horvath, Richard [Sharon] Horvath, Thomas Horvath, all of Mesa, Ariz.; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbra [Rueben] Horvath, of Mesa, Ariz.; a niece, Elana Horvath of Mesa, Ariz. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, September 12, 2007
HOWE - Jesse H. Howe, 66, of 26 Quinn Street, Tilton, NH died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007. Mr. Howe was born July 27, 1941 in Blossburg, the son of Paul and Cora [Walton] Howe. He lived in Franklin for several years before moving to Tilton, NH 15 years ago. Mr. Howe was employed at Webster Valve for 12 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Helen [Monks] Howe, of Tilton, NH; a son, David Howe of Northfield, NH; two daughters, Ann Reidinger of Gillett, Rose Walsh of Rocky Hill, CT; his mother, Cora Howe, of Wellsboro; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three sisters; three brothers and several nephews and nieces. Mr. Howe was predeceased by his father and by a brother. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, NH. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 at 11 a.m. also at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the family lot in Park Cemetery, Tilton, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 6 Chenell Drive Suite 260, Concord, NJ 03301. - Mansfield Gazette, September 19, 2007
HUGGINS Wendy Renee
Age 35, died unexpectedly at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, January 15, 2009. Wendy was born January 13, 1974 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of William Huggins and Barbara Draper. Wendy was a graduate of Williamson Jr. Sr. High School and Clarion University, with her Master's in speech therapy. She taught speech therapy for the Union County school district in North Carolina. Wendy was predeceased by her father, William; brother, Rick; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Martha Doran; and paternal grandmother, Reida Huggins. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Draper; son, Harlow Keith (Hart) Little; brother, Harlow Huggins; grandfather, Dick Huggins; aunt, Mickey (Maxine) Smith; uncle, Phil, and aunt, Addie Doran; aunt, Nora Arico; aunt, Diane and uncle, Harold Thompson; cousins, Chris Hughes, Cathy Allen, Tara Canales, Josh Doran, Carrie and Craig; two lifelong friends, Jenny Wescotts and Melanie Coleman; and special friend, Tara Jackson. Wendy always kept herself surrounded by children and animals, her true loves. She would light up a room with her cheerfulness and sense of humor. A celebration of Wendy's life was held in January in North Carolina. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/22/2009
HUTCHENSON BEACH, ORA
Mrs. Ora Hutcheson Beach, wife of Brian Ellsworth Beach, of Townada, died last Wednesday at her home. She was a daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. John Hutchinson of Blossburg. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lucy VanNess, of Wellsville, NY., and Mrs Helen Smart, of Blossburg.
INGERSOLL - A longtime, avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the “old” Cleveland Browns team has died. Ronald G. “Ingie” Ingersoll, 74, son of Clifford and “Tillie” Ingersoll, died peacefully at home Feb. 19, 2009. After surviving three years in the Marine Corps, Ron joined IBM, where he stayed for 31 years. In his spare time he played basketball, softball, and slo-pitch, umpired Teener League ball games, bowled in a number of leagues, and engaged in skeet and trap shooting with fellow members of the Tioga County Sportsman’s Club. For a few years he was a partner with Leo Lawrence in the Gome and Goob Housepainting business. He also formed his own business, Ronrods, specializing in custom-made fishing rods and the repair of all rods except the bamboo poles. He was an active member of the Owego Fire Dept. Croton Hose Co. No. 3, the Loyal Order of Moose, the VFW, and the American Legion. He retired from IBM in 1987 to devote more time to some travel and to his favorite pastimes of woodworking, hunting, fishing, and golf. He is survived by: his wife, Joyce; his daughters, Judy (Carl) Johnson of Nashua, N.H. and Jill (Michael) Pendergast of Phelps, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Carl, Adam, and Kelsey Johnson and Gage, Nicholas, and Ava Pendergast; one brother, Keith, of Kingston, N.Y.; aunt and uncle Elaine and Bert Bennett of Owego, aunt Genevieve Harper of Oak Grove, La., and aunt and uncle Dolores and Fred Ingersoll of Ocala, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law Robert and Anita Zelle, Nelson and Mildred Jameson, David and Gabriela Meyermann, and June Meyermann; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and very, very best longtime friends the Jerome family of Dryden, N.Y. He also leaves behind his many hunting, fishing and golfing buddies, his friends in the Squirrel Club, and the crowd at Sam’s Diner. At his request there will be no services or calling hours. However, friends and relatives are invited to join the family in a time of remembrance and celebration of his life on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 from 2-5 pm at the American Legion Post No. 401, Front St., Owego, NY 13827. Donations in his memory may be made to the Owego Fire Dept./Emergency Squad, PO Box 22, Owego, NY 13827, Tioga County Boys and Girls Club, 201 Erie St, Owego, NY 13827, or Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850. Sayre Morning Times, February 21, 2009
Richard “Rick” Allen JONES, 44, formerly of Mansfield died unexpectedly at Yuma Hospital on Monday, October 7, 2002. Born April 6, 1958, he was the son of Alfred and Della (Welch) Jones. He served in the United States Army and worked for the Yuma Proving Grounds Fire Department and Yuma City Department as a firefighter and paramedic. Surviving are his wife, Tina, of Yuma, Arizona; daughters, Cassandra and Cory; son Richard Jr., all of Yuma; sisters and brother-in-law, Carol and Arnold BRION of Mansfield; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara JONES of Rochester, NY; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 17, at the Yuma Morturary Chapel, Yuma, Arizona. Burial was in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Fire Department in memory of Rick and Alfred Jones for their many years of service in their fire departments. “The Gazette” Wellsboro, PA (October 16, 2002)
KELLY, LEO J. - Leo J. Kelly, 54, of Hornell NY., died Sunday, September 30, 1945, following an illness of several months. A son of William H. And Magaret Kerwan Kelly, he was born at Mansfield and spent his early life here. For many years he has been employed by the Erie Railroad Co., the past 25 years at Hornell. He served with the engineers in France during World War I. March 30, 1921, he married Miss Angelo Basso, of Susquehannah, who survives him. Besides his wife he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Margaret R. Kelly, of Mansfield; sisters, Mrs James Kelley, Watkins Glenn, NY.,Mrs. Elizabeth Woods, Elmira; Mrs. Earl Mudge, Patterson, NJ., and Mrs. Marion Korb, Mansfield; brothers, Hugh Kelly, Endicott NY., William Fairlawn, N.J., Stuart, Elmira, and Harold and Francis, of Mansfield. Funeral Services were held today at 9:30 at St Ann’s Church, Hornell, of which he was a member. Burial was in Susquehanna.
KELLY, WILLIAM L. - William L. Kelly Dies in Connecticut -William L. Kelly, 57, former resident of Mansfield died unexpectedly Oct. 23, 1950, at Greenwich, Conn., where he had gone on a business trip for the Erie Railroad Company for which he had been an official for many years. Born at Lambs Creek, he was the sone of the late William H. And Margaret Kelly. He began his career on the Tioga Division and was promoted progressively to Foreman, Supervisor, and finally to General Roadmaster of the Erie Railroad system between New York and Buffalo. He held the latter position for the past sixteen years, residing in Fairlawn, NJ., with offices in Jersey City. He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the 315th Infantry. Funeral Services were held from St Therse Church at Patterson NJ, Burial in the St John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna, Pa. Surviving are his wife, the former Dora O’Connell, of Susquehanna, four brothers Hugh, Harold and Francis, of Mansfield; Staurt of Elmira; four sisters, Mrs. Louis Kelley , of Corning; Mrs. Elizabeth Woods of Elmira; Mrs Regina Mudge, of Ridgewood, NJ., and Mrs. Marion Korb of Mansfield.
KERWAN, MICHAEL A. (August 1949) - Michael A. Kerwan, 84, a native of Blossburg, died at St Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira last Sunday evening following a long illness. He was a retired conductor on the Erie Railroad, after serving 54 years on the cargo division of the railroad. A communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Elmira, he was also a member of the Holy Name Society of the church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Norton Curtis, of Millport, and sons Thomas, Arthur and Attorney James A. Kerwan, all of Elmira; William and John Kerwan, of Horseheads. Funeral services will be held from his home today.
KOZINSKI - Former teacher in Sayre School District-- Dorothy A. Kunkel, 83, of West Chester died on Feb. 20, 2009 at Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit of Chester County. She was born in Chicago, Ill. on June 22, 1925. Dorothy was a reporter/journalist for a weekly paper in Chicago. She was a kindergarten and second grade teacher in Sayre, Pa. and was a reading specialist in Maryland, Maine, and Philadelphia. Dorothy retired from public education in 1990. During her retirement she was an Adjunct Professor at Immaculata College and a part time travel agent in Wilmington, Del. Dorothy enjoyed sewing, reading, workign on the computer and praying. She was a life-long learner. She is survived by her son John Kunkel Jr. (LaVonne Orshaw); son, Greg Kunkel; daughter Claudia (Walter) Brady; daughter, Kathleen (Curtis) Massey; daughter Constance Weinstein; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband John R. Kunkel; father Walter J. Kozinski and mother Dorothy Frances Giertz Kozinski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 15 E. Pleasant Grove Road, West Chester, Pa. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Adult Care of Chester County, 201 Sharp Lane, Exton, PA 19341 or St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 15 E. Pleasant Grove Road, West Chester, PA 19382, or Neighborhood Hospice, 795 E. Marshall Street, Suite 204, West Chester, PA 19380. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donahoue Funeral Homes, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382. - Sayre Morning Times, February 21, 2009
KRIEG - On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, longtime Canton, Pa., resident June Elizabeth (Krieg) Miller died quietly at Troy Hospital. She was 77 years of age. Born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 27, 1931, she was the daughter of Leo and Harriet (O'Brien) Krieg. As a young woman, June was employed for several years by Reliance Life Insurance of Pittsburgh. One day a co-worker introduced her brother, John Miller III, to June, and thus began their courtship. John was a career man in the Air Force, and after he and June were wed in November of 1959 they lived at a succession of military bases, the last being Plattsburg, N.Y., and together they raised a son and daughter. After her husband's retirement, the Miller family relocated to Ogdensburg, John's boyhood home. Later, they moved to a home in Canton Borough. June and John shared 47 years until his passing in 1996. While living in the Canton area June was employed as a secretary by Schrader-Bellows for many years, as well as being secretary for the former First Presbyterian Church of Canton, and its successor, Canton Ecumenical Parish, for more than 20 years. At the church she also gave of her time as the children's choir director and sang in the adult choir as well. June was a true lover of music and was a longtime member and past president of the Canton Music Club. She was also among the first to audition for the summer theater productions in Canton and always added her own memorable, personal touch to the character she portrayed. She was also a source of encouragement for many of the younger or less-experienced performers. June was a real "people person" and enjoyed the company of her many friends. She enjoyed get-togethers at the Wheel Inn, where she also had served as secretary, and vacations at the beach. She also was gifted at knitting and had an extensive doll collection. June was a true and loyal friend who was never too shy to "tell it like it is." You always knew where you stood with her. Surviving are her son, John (and Robin) Miller IV of Canton; daughter, Marguerite "Peggy" (and Merton) Brown of Troy; grandsons, Aaron and Jacob Miller of Canton; and her special companion, her cat "Spooky." She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; sister, Margaret Meyers; parents-in-law, John and Hazel Miller; brothers-in-law, Robert Harris and James Mickey; and sister-in-law, Frances Harris. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 N. Center St., Canton, with Pastor Jerry Schmidt and the Rev. Richard Barner officiating. The family suggests that memorials be directed to Canton Ecumenical Parish Memorial Fund, 43 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17724, or Western Alliance Emergency Services, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. Professional services are entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 2/19/2009
LAMB, LUCY - Mrs. Lucy Lamb of Corning. The body is at the Carpenter Funeral Home, where funeral will be held Thursday, 2 p. m. Coopers Plains Cemetery.
McDOWELL - Raymond E. McDowell, 62, died Sunday, May 13, 2007 in Pittsburgh following a sudden illness Thursday evening at his home. Born June 3, 1944 in Sligo, he was the son of Raymond L. and Edna M. Stitt McDowell. Mr. McDowell married Debbie Reynolds on March 17, 1992. She survives. Mr. McDowell was employed most of his life at the former Bracken Construction Company of Sligo. He retired in 2004 as a supervisor from IA Construction at the time of his death and was on the Sligo Borough Council. Mr. McDowell was a member of the Sligo United Methodist Church where he and his wife served as greeters for Sunday services. He was also a member of Clarton Lodge No. 277, F&AM, the Clarion County Shrine Club, the Zem Zem Shrine of Erie and Coudersport Consistory. Mr. McDowell enjoyed his grandchildren, his retirement and collecting, especially antique cars. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Ronda Morgan and her husband, Buck of Punxsutawney, Kim McDowell and her special friend, Linda Florea of Marlborough, Mass., Mona Leshodic and her husband, Cary, of Hawthorn; four grandchildren, Brian Lettie, Jason Lettie, Jake Smith, Emily Smith; two sisters, Beverly Morris and her husband, Richard of New Bethlehem, Bayonne Hawk of Fairmount City; four special nieces and nephews, Shawna Adams, Brett Gembelring, Drew Hawk, Cooper Hawk; and very special friends, A.J. and Gloria Deitz of Sligo. Mr. McDowell was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 16 at 1 p.m. at the Sligo United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Russell officiating. Arrangements were at the direction of the Varner Funeral Home in Sligo. Interment followed in the Sligo Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Sligo Cemetery Association or the Union Pool Park in care of Union COG, Sligo, Pa. 16255 - Mansfield Gazette, May 23, 2007
MCGROARTY Anna G. WELCH died April 3, 1977. Born February 12, 1886, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania; Father, High MCGROARTY; Mother, Mary (WHELAN) MCGROARTY. Spouse: Robert Welch (1943); Informant: Mrs. Nancy SINGER, RD #2, Dalton, Pennsylvania; Burial: April 6, 1977 at Sacred Heart Cemetery, funeral services at Church of Nativity, RD #2 Dalton, Pennsylvania; case #19; Funeral Records 1959-1987, End Sheldon’s Tunkhannock.
MEARS - H. Richard (Dick) Mears, 82, of Litchfield Township, Sayre, PA, formerly of Hatfield Township [Montgomery County, PA], died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009. He had been failing in health the last several years from stroke complications. His wife Doris predeceased him in 2007. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Violet and William Mears. Dick lived most of his life on the family farm in Hatfield. He had worked for the former North Penn Hide, then the former Lansdale Transportation Co., and finished his truck driving career with Evans Trucking in Pottsville. He and Doris retired to Litchfield Township in 1989. His primary passion was farming. Dick and his family worked the farm on Elroy Road for over 50 years, raising beef cattle as well as other animals, growing and selling vegetables, and tending many field crops. He had a vegetable stand at the farm, and in the 1960's one was located on Rt. 309 in Montgomeryville. He was always ready to help others, whether it was fellow farmers, or assisting a friend in need. He was preceded in death by his sister Verna Lindner, and brother Bill Mears. He will be sorely missed by daughter Linda and husband Scott Becker of Schnecksville, son Dennis and wife Pam Mears of Damascus, Md., grandchildren Matt Becker, Kelly and Greg Mears. Dick is survived by his brother Albert of Horsham; sister Evie and husband Wally Hendricks of Harleysville, sister Clara and husband Jake Feusner of Litchfield Township, and many other family members. Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA. A memorial service will follow with the Rev. Jon Austin from Litchfield United Methodist Church Officiating. At noon on Tuesday, Feb. 24, services and internment will be at Immanuel Leidy's Church, 276 West Cherry Lane, Souderton, PA. Burial will be in Leidy's Cemetery. Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 2/19/2009
METCALF - KIBBE, Bonita M. "Bonnie"
78, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Saturday, February 21, 2009, in her home. Born March 17, 1930, in Potter Brook, PA, she was the daughter of Clair and Mable Robbins Metcalf. On September 2, 1949, in Harrison Valley, she married Russell L. Kibbe, who survives. She was employed by Galeton Production and the Knoxville Glove Factory, leaving the workforce to become a full-time homemaker and mother. Surviving besides her husband, Russell; are a daughter, Debra Sitter of Roulette, PA; a son, Russell L. (Lori) Kibbe, Jr. of Radcliff, KY; four grandchildren, René L. Koons of Harrisburg, PA, serving at Ft. Sill, OK, Justin (Amanda) Kibbe of Noblesville, IN, Travis Kibbe of Radcliffe, KY, and Jessica Kibbe of Columbia, MO; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Cleon) Kibbe of Harrison Valley; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Darold, Donald, Theodore, and Fred; and a son-in-law, Jerry Sitter. Friends may call Tuesday, February 24th, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Thomas Shatto will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915 or a charity of the donor's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/23/2009
MILLER - Lawrence W. Miller, 54, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born in Kane on May 14, 1953, he was the son of the late William Edward and Mary Margaret Wade Miller. Mr. Miller was a 1972 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He had worked for W.R. Case and Son and then in the dye room at McCourt Label for many years. He is survived by two brother, Arthur [Judith Schattenberg] Miller of Dubuque, Iowa, William E. [Teresa Hoge] Miller of Mansfield; six nieces and nephews; two grand nieces; and one grand nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Ave., Bradford, followed by a service at 12:45 p.m. in the chapel at Mt. Taber Cemetery in Kane with Rev. Jeff Little, associate pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Kane, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Memorial if desired may be made to Spina Bifida Association, 4590 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20007 or Futures Endowment Fund, 1 Futures Way, Bradford, PA 16701. - Mansfield Gazette, January 9, 2008
MONKS - Clarence Richard Monks, 89, of Vero Beach, Fla. Died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at Heidi’s Haven, Leesburg, Fla. Born March 14, 1917 in Beulah Land, he was the son of the late Elsner and Ida Ekstrom Monks. He married the former Ruth Margaret Grieb in 1949. She died Aug. 8, 2002. Mr. Monks went to work for Piper Aircraft in 1940 and in 1958, he and his wife, Ruth, were transferred to Vero Beach, Fla., where he helped open new research and development center. An avid hunter, his main love was to fly airplanes. Surviving is one son, Stephen Nomks of Vero Beach, Fla.; a sister, Margaret Myers of Wellsboro; two grandchildren, Gary and Stephen Monks, Jr., both of Scotland; also many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Milford, Kenneth, and Philip Monks; and three sisters, Anna Pratt, Francis Monks, and Florence Hetherington. There will be no public visitation. Services will be held at St. Pail Lutheran Cemetery, Nittany Valley, Drive, Mill Hall on Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m. In Lieu of flowere, memorial contributions by be made to the Free Methodist Church, 69 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901 - Mansfield Gazette, March 21, 2007
MORGAN - Karl W. "Buddy" Morgan, Jr., 27, of Mansfield, formerly of Canton, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born March 12, 1981, in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of the late Karl W. Morgan, Sr. and Michele A. Barats, who survives. Friends may call on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ, 40 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bonnie Browning officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help fund his daughter’s education. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. Mansfield Gazette, January 21, 2009
MORGAN - Karl W. "Buddy" Morgan Jr., 27, of Mansfield, Pa., formerly of Canton, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. Born March 12, 1981, in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of the late Karl W. Morgan Sr. and Michele A. Barats, who survives. He attended Wyoming Technical Institute in Laramie, Wyo., where he earned a Certificate in Automotive Certification in 1999. Buddy worked at Bare Foot Flooring in Troy, Pa. He was a gifted mechanic; an avid NASCAR fan; and enjoying playing the guitar, bowling, studying World War II history, learning about airplanes, and spending time with his family, especially his daughter and niece. Surviving are his mother, Michele A. (Scott Moore) Barats of Williamsport, Pa.; a daughter, Yelena Morgan; a sister, Lacy T. (Jason Fitch) Taft of Ogdensburg, Pa.; his paternal grandparents, Dale and Dorothy Morgan of Prattville, Ala.; a niece, Kylia Taft; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and many special friends. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Church of Christ, 40 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bonnie Browning officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help fund his daughter's education. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, Pa. Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 1/20/2009
O’HARGAN - CLAIR JOSEPH
Clair Joseph O’Hargan, 37, of Westfield, Pa, Friday, October 21, 1951. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Johnson of Rexville, NY, grandmother, Mrs. Mark Johnson of Hornell; brothers, Byrne O’Haragan of Whitesville NY, Howard and Leo of Hornell; sisters Dorothy and Mary of Hornell; wife Bernice Lamb O’Hargan of Westfield; daughter Sue, Westfield; son, Paul, of Whitesville. Funeral Monday at 2 PM at the Kear Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa. Rev. Clair Statham of Harrison Valley, assisted by Rev. Mr. Foulkner of Ulysses. Burial in Ulysses Cemetery.
OSBORNE - DOUGLAS, Alice N.
Age 92, of Galeton, PA, died Friday, February 20, 2009, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born April 18, 1916, in Galeton, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Vandalin (Ellis) Osborne. Alice had two sisters, Bernice and Nellie. The girls were raised in West Branch Township by their grandparents, Lewis and Nellie Ellis, after their father died. On December 23, 1936, she married Victor W. Douglas, who predeceased her on January 4, 1966. Alice and Victor lived and worked on a dairy farm in West Branch Township. After Victor died, Alice remained at the farm until 1994 until she sold it and moved into Galeton. In addition to working on the farm and being a homemaker, Alice worked at Galeton Production for over 33 years. She was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines, VFW Auxiliary #6611 in Galeton, and the Women of the Moose in Galeton. Her greatest joys in life were cooking and spending time with her family and friends. Surviving are a son, Carlisle V. (Kathryn) Douglas, Olean, NY; three grandchildren, Gregory (Darlene) Douglas, Lancaster, NY, Jeannine Douglas, Bradford, PA, Kevin Douglas, Anchorage, AK; four great-grandchildren, Nathan Douglas, Olean, Ryan Douglas, Bradford, Joshua and Rachel Douglas, Lancaster, NY; a sister, Bernice Snyder, Galeton; a half-brother, Allen Benjamin, Seal, AL; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband; Alice was predeceased by her stepfather, Howard Benjamin; her sister, Nellie Allen; and half-sister, Cora Smith. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Monday, February 23, 2009, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. David K. Shultz will officiate. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 83, Gaines, PA 16921; or to the Goodyear Hose Company, Galeton. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/21/2009
POTTS Steven Wayne
Age 56, of Talbott, TN, died Monday, February 16, 2009, at home after an extended illness. Steven was a devoted husband, father, son, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Mackey J. Potts. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Janet; son, Timothy (Leanne) Potts of Jefferson City, TN; mother, Mary Potts of Elmira, NY; sister, Theresa (Nicholas) Fusare of Elmira; brother-in-law, John (Mary Jo) Thomas of Florida; several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was a 1970 graduate of Southside High School and BOCES Trade Electrical Program. Steven worked for American Bridge/US Steel and in the zinc mining industry. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in memory of Steven Potts to be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church Building Fund, PO Box 304, Jefferson City, TN 37760; or St. Mary's Residential Hospice, 7747 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938. Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN, is handling arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/19/2009
Darwin QUICK (Dewitt Historical Society, Scrapbooks 71A, page 135) 70, of 49 Potter Ave., Orchard Park, died unexpectedly December 14, 1954 following a heart attack. At one time he was engaged in farming in Enfield. In 1918 he moved to South Buffalo and then to Orchard Park about a year ago. He had been employed since 1934 as a pipefitter at the Hanna Furnace Corp. in Buffalo, retiring last October. He was a member of Un. Commandery 529, Knights of Malta and Local 2497, United Steel Workers of America (CIO). He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine QUICK; 4 sons, L. Kenneth, Elwood A., Darvin and Milton S. QUICK; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harold E. Mable and Mrs. Fred E. Liebey; a sister, Mrs. R. H. CHILCOTT, and 2 brothers Orie QUICK of Trumansburg and Harry QUICK of Ithaca, several nieces and nephews in vicinity of Ithaca. Funeral services and burial were in Orchard Park. (Scrapbooks at Ithaca, NY Historical Library)
John T. QUICK (Scrapbook 70Ap. 26) a former resident of 528 W. Clinton St. died Monday April 14, 1952 in Tompkins County Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired painter and was formerly employed by Cornell and Driscoll Brothers. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Emma Brenner of Farmerdale, Florida and 3 brothers, Charles of Trumansburg, Joseph of Elmira and Darwin of Buffalo. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Wednesday in the Oltz Funeral Home, 102S. Geneva St. The Rev. William S. HICKS of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Hayts Cemetery. Friends may call at he funeral home this evening. (Scrapbooks at Ithaca, NY Historical Library)
RICE, LAMB ELLA - Age 92, of 1st Street, Galeton, PA., Sunday, January 26, 1969 after an extended illness. Friends may call at the Colllins Funeral Home, Galeton, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Walter E. Pifer of the Firt Baptist Church officiating. West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Naoma L. Reese of Pine City, Mrs. Winifred M. Jenkins of Galeton, Mrs. Doris L. Case of Galeton, Mrs. Ruth K Holdampf of Arden on the Severn, Md. Sons, Chester B. Rice of Mt. Morris, NY, Raymond Rice of Pine City; 11 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren. Mrs. Rice was the youngest of 6 children of Clara E. and D. Bradford Lamb. She was born at Lambs Creek, Tioga County, PA. September 15, 1876. The first permanent settler was her great-grandfather Gad Lamb from whom the former place was named. Following her marriage to Herbert B. Rice August7, 1899 she moved to Galeton. Mr. Rice died in 1954. She has been a member of the First Baptist Church since 1902.
ROBLYER - SWATSWORTH, Nancy Roblyer (SRGP 32447)
Born April 13, 1948, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 19, 2009 after a 4 1/2-year battle with cancer. She is survived by husband of 41 years, William Furey Swatsworth of Snedeckerville, PA; daughter, Susan Swatsworth of Columbia, SC; son, Captain Wade Swatsworth and wife Laura; grandsons, RJ and Cooper of Watertown, NY; and granddaughter, Sydney Swatsworth of Edinburg, TX; son, Ryan Swatsworth and Milissa Augustine of Williamsport, PA; parents, Scott and Janet Roblyer of Brooksville, FL; brothers, Ron (Marcia) Roblyer of Austinville, PA, Tim Roblyer of Coryland, PA, Sheldon (Karen) Roblyer of East Lindley, NY; sisters, LeVon (Jim) Ketter of Mosherville, PA, Denise (Jim) Morrell of Coral Springs, FL; sister-in-law, Sharon (Jim) Furey Lowie of Friendswood, TX; brother-in-law, Jim (Marcia) Furey of Fairport, NY; and many beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Pre-deceased by her mother, Elsie McWhorter Roblyer; mother and father-in-law, Stanley and Dorothy Swatsworth; and sister-in-law, Pat Furey (Esther Russell). She was a 1966 graduate of Troy High School where she played in the band. She worked at the Strawberry Patch Calico Shop for 9 years before opening her own quilt shop, the Weathervane Quilt Shop, in Canton, PA. She remained active in the quilting community. Besides caring for her family and working, she was active in serving her Lord while a member of the Mosherville Bible Church in choir, and working with the children teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Christian Warriors, Patch the Pirate, Junior Church and Release Time Classes. Calling hours will be held at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, on Sunday, February 22, 2009, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Funeral Service at Mosherville Bible Church, Monday, February 23, at 1:00 p.m. Donations can be made to Mosherville Bible Church or the American Cancer Society. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/21/2009
Samuel R. ROGERS (Historical Library Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania Newspaper card files) TR 24 January 1924. Funeral held at ME Church, Russell Hill on Sunday morning. He was a native of Mehoopany township, but resident of Vose for many years. He is survived by 2 daughters: Mrs. George SINE & Mrs. Cecil WELCH, several grandchildren.
SAUNDERS - Bert Edwards Saunders Jr., 80, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007 at Foxwood Springs Care Center. A Memorial Service was held Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 at Foxwood Springs in Raymore, MO. Bert was preceded in death by his parents, Bert E. Saunders, Sr. and Grace Kent Saunders; sisters Carolyn Buckminster and Nina Cottle. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Donna Gepford Saunders; his daughter Lana K. [Richard] Bizzieri and two grandchildren of Lockport, Ill and an extended family of seven step-children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers Charles Saunders, Addison, NY, Frank Saunders of Arkport, NY, sister Winnie Woodward of Wayland, NY, and cousins, Elena Stebbins, Newport, Diane Kemp, Knoxville, and Ralph Kent, Woodhall, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship of John, P.O. Box 701, Raymore, MO 64083. - Mansfield Gazette, December 12, 2007
SEARFOSS - L. Alice Hunsinger, 79, of RR 2 Laceyville, Pa., Indian Hill, Tuscarora Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa., following a lengthy illness. Born on Sept. 3, 1929, in Towanda, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Irma Brown Searfoss. She was raised in the Black area and graduated from Towanda High School. She had lived in Ulster and Towanda earlier in life and Tuscarora Township after her marriage to Richard Hunsinger. Mrs. Hunsinger had been employed by Bradford County for many years and had served four terms as county auditor. She also was the coordinator and treasurer of the Endless Mountains Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for many years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Wyalusing, Pa. She is survived by her husband, Richard Hunsinger; brothers, Lee Searfoss and his wife, Betty, Newville, Pa., and Larry Searfoss of Ulster; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Valerie Hunsinger, on Jan. 2, 1990. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Wyalusing, at a later date and will be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA. Published in the Daily Review on 2/19/2009
SEGUR - BENEDICT, Marguerite "Rita"
Age 63, a longtime resident of Elmira's Southside, went to join the angels on February 15, 2009. Rita was predeceased by her parents, Emil and Josephine Churchill Segur; sisters, Delores Wemple and Mary Morrison; stepson, Frank Benedict. Survived by daughter, Amy Benedict, S.C.; beloved granddaughters, Shaydaye Hunicutt and Donnell Lee Jackson of SC; stepsons, Mike Benedict, TX, Mark Benedict, NC; several nieces, nephews and cousins whom Rita adored; close friends, Manny and Mary Pat Herman. Rita worked for years for the American Cancer Society and remained until her death, a staunch advocate of the American Cancer Society. She dearly loved socializing with her family and friends. Her infectious laugh will echo in our hearts forever. Marguerite was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary's Parish. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation in Rita's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira NY 14901 (envelopes available at the funeral home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, February 19th, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., followed immediately at 8:00 p.m. by her Funeral Service, Deacon George Welch, Officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/18/2009
SHUMWAY - John D. Shumway, 86, of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. He was born June 24, 1921 in Wellsboro, a son of the late Glenn G. and Hazel Dean Shumway. John graduated from Wellsboro Area High School in 1939. He was the husband of Sara S. Shaw Shumway and was a World War II veteran serving with the United States Army as a sergeant in the 117th Infantry Regiment 30th Division in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was wounded in action in October 1944. John received the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct, and European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with four Bronze Stars. He was a member of Wellsboro Moose Lodge #1147, lifetime member of the VFW Post 4907, Wellsboro and the American Legion Post 0084. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 1983. Mr. Shumway is survived by his wife, Sara; sons, Glenn D. Shumway of Wellsboro, Michael R. Shumway of York; daughters and sons-in-law, Kaye L. and Brian Aumick of Mainesburg, Mary J. and Lee Watson of Wellsboro, Martha J. and Lance Kubas of Wellsboro; three step-children; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. John was predeceased by two brothers. Funeral services will be private. Arrangement are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro - Mansfield Gazette, October 31, 2007
SIMONS - CHRISTIAN, Eileen J.
Age 58, of Elmira, died Thursday, February 12, 2009. Eileen was born November 27, 1950, a daughter of Frances Wead Simons of Odessa, and the late William Simons. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her children, Jeremy M. Christian, Robert A. Christian, and Gayla M. Cornish all of Elmira; fiancé, Talib Muhammad; brother, William Simons, Jr.; sisters, Frances Shearer, with husband Ron, Gertrude Miller, Nancy Simons, Sharon Simons, Lou Anne Morseman, with husband Ed, Janet Simons, and Sandy Smith, with husband Bill. Eileen was a life long resident of the Elmira/Horseheads area. She enjoyed spending time with her family. A loving, kind and gentle person, Eileen will be missed by all who loved her. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, February 20, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/19/2009
George SINES (Historical Library Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, Litman Funeral BK2, P. 90) Died 18 October 1932, Binghamton, New York, Funeral Russell Hill – Rev. Davis. Burial 21 October 1932, Carney Cemetery age 77, married, retired.
SPENCER - Elder R. M. Spencer Died Monday Morning - Elder Raymond M. Spencer, former resident of Mansfield, died Monday morning, June 25, 1951 at the Potter County Hospital in Coudersport. He had been in poor health for over 2 years. Elder Spencer was a former pastor and district superintendent of the Seventh-day Adventist Churches in this area. Mr Spencer was born in McNett Township, Lycoming County, near Roaring Branch, PA. On October 15, 1892. When he was 5 years old his parents, MacDowell and Mary Ann Spencer moved the family to Lambs Creek. Here he began his education in the Lambs Creek school. Later the family moved to a farm on Mann Creek. While living there he attended the Mann Creek school. Later he and his sister drove a horse and buggy to Mansfield to attend Mansfield State Normal. In pursuing his education he went to Mount Vernon College, Mount Vernon, Ohio, for a time. Then he went to the Mount Vernon Hospital and took the nurses’ course. He returned to the Mount Vernon College, taking more studies in preparation for the ministry. While enrolled at the college he was united in marriage to Miss Venus Lewis, who was also a student at the college. The marriage took place at Plymouth, Pa., August 15, 1915. Mr. Spencer entered the gospel ministry at Johnstown , Pa., in 1916, doing both pastorial and evangelistic work here and in Pittsburgh, Sharon, New Castle, Erie, Corry and Warren, Pa. IN June 1919, at a camp meeting in Indiana, Pa., he was ordained to the ministry and became an Elder of the church. This is the title given to ordained minsters in the Adventisit Church. In 1923 Elder Spencer was called to do pastoral and evangelistic work in Washington, D.C. While living there he was asked to act as Medical Secretary for the Columbia Union Conference which includes Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Distric of Columbia, Maryland and Delaware. He was later asked to take the presidency of the Chesapeake Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist which covers most of Maryland and the state of Delaware. From Baltimore he came back to Mansfield to take charge of this district, with churches in Mansfield, Wellsboro, Morris, Blossburg, Roaring Branch, Sayre and Williamsport. While he was pastor here he took class work at Mansfield State Teachers College during two years, beginning 1929. He was called to take charge of a new district which included Williamsport, Northumberland and Danville. From here he returned several years ago because of failing health. After retiring he worked in Lewistown, Pa., and conducted evangelistic campaign in Punxsutawney, Pa., during the summer of 1946. During this campaign he worked with his son, Raymond, Jr., who followed his father in the ministry. He is survived by his wife, Venus Lewis Spencer, of New Columbia, Pa., three sons, Raymond Jr., of Coudersport; Robert C. And William L. Of New Columbia; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Devers, of Harrisburg. There are eight grandchildren and nieces and nephews. There is one sister, Mrs. Maude Phelps, and one brother, Edgar M. Spencer, both of Covington.
STEPHENS Emmett Ira
Loved by his family, respected by his friends, a lifelong resident of the Millerton, PA area, died at age 82 on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro, PA. He was employed by Hardinge Brothers for 35 years. He was a charter member of the Millerton Fire Department, past president of the Williamson High School Board of Education, and a member of the Millerton Methodist Church. He enjoyed his home and friends in Apache Junction, AZ, fishing, hunting, golf, bowling, shuffle board, his John Deere, and most of all, his family. Emmett is survived by his wife of 63 years, Virginia (Smith) Stephens; his children, Ronald and Joyce Stephens of Tioga, PA, Rita and Derwood Say of Cuba, NY; grandchildren, Kristi Beggs, Aaron Stephens, Lindsay Stephens; four great-grandchildren, Gabriella Stephens, Gracie Stephens, Joelanna Stephens, Kylie Beggs; a brother, Claire Stephens, Elmira, NY; three sisters, Shirley and Joe Painter of Alabama, Arlene Stephens of Rochester, NY, Donna and Tony White of Rochester, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, Ira and Mildred (Roe) Stephens; his sister, Lillian Clague; and his dearly loved grandson, Joel Stephens. Family and friends will be received at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA on Saturday, February 28, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow the calling hours on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Douglas Hodge officiating. Memorials may be made to the Joel Stephens Foundation, 50 Hickory Lane, Tioga, PA 16946. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/24/2009
STICKLER - Richard D. Stickler, 62, of Station Road. Lawrenceville, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 from heart failure doing what he loved, was a happy man and lived the way he wanted to. Born May 2, 1945 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Herbert and Elnora Hoovey Stickler. Friends were invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. where funeral services were held following calling hours at 2 p.m. The family respectfully declined flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Ronald D. Stickler, 26 Buffards Estates, Lawrenceville, PA 16929 to help with funeral expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, November 21, 2007
STONE, Maurice "Carl" Carroll
of Savoy, Texas - Age 71, went to meet his Maker on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. Maurice was born January 26, 1938 in Elmira, NY, to the late Maurice Milton and Irene Mae Andrews Stone. On November 21, 1959 in Elmira, he married the love of his life, Darlene Stone, who survives him. Besides his wife, Maurice is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Brett (Cathy) Stone, Brian (Tina) Stone, Dennis (Sandra) Stone, and Fred "Skip" (Barbara) Stone; brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred (Micki) Stone, Duane (Jean) Stone, and Allan (Shirley) Stone. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Georgia, Cecil, Linda, Morgan, Brittney, Rick, Wade, Kylie, Jordan, Dallas, Derek, and Katelyn; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial Services for Maurice Stone are pending a later date. Arrangements by Mullican-Little Funeral Home, 754 State Highway 56 East, Bells, Texas. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/21/2009
STRANGE - William D. Strange, 68, of Gleed Drive in Maine died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Parkview Adventist Medical Center. He was born in Northampton, Maine on Jan. 27, 1939, the son of Malcolm R. and Mary V. Shea Strange. Visiting hours were held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Stetson’s Funeral Home, Brunswick with Rev. Stephen Concannon officiating. Interment followed in St. John’s Cemetery, Brunswick, Maine. Memorial donations may be made to Pine Tree Society, P.O. Box 518, Bath, Maine 04530 - Mansfield Gazette, October 17, 2007
SWARTZ - Paul Henry Swartz, Sr., 68, of Gaines, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007. He was born Oct. 31, 1939 in McAlisterville, a son of the late Earl and Anna Coldren Swartz. A memorial service was held today, Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro at noon with the Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association, 3001 Old Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, Pa. 17011 - Mansfield Gazette, November 7, 2007
TALVI - Matthew Talvi, 72, of Arnot, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007. He was born Sept. 17, 1935 in Narvia, Estonia, a son of the late Waldek and Marje Kalais Talvi. Matthew was the husband of Joann Seymour Talvi. He was retired from Corning Glass Works and was a former member of the Estonian Catholic Church. Mr. Talvi is survived by his wife, Joann; sons, Matthew Talvi of Buffalo, NY, Peter Talvi of White Plains, NY; daughters, Julie Ann Talvi of Arnot, Michelle, Jennifer, Megan, Lois, Denise, Joann and Beverly Talvi, all of Buffalo, NY, Mary Alice and Nancy Talvi, both of White Plains, NY; eight grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro at 10 a.m. with Pastor Sherry Good officiating. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joann Talvi. - Mansfield Gazette, October 17, 2007
WEBB - William J. Webb, 68, of Middlebury Center, died at home on Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. He was the husband of Florence Hargan Webb with whom he observed a 47th wedding anniversary on Nov. 11, 2007. William was born May 25, 1939 in Chester, the son of Howard and Regina McNally Webb. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. William was a member of a VFW and the Loyal Order of the Moose in Elkland. His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, old cars, and the outdoors. William is survived by his wife, Florence of Middlebury Center; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbarajean Regina [Tom] McGrath of Mays Landing and his canine buddy, Morty. In keeping with William’s request, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, Mansfield is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, November 28, 2007
Cecil J. WELCH (#65) Saturday, November 23, 1974; Burlington Memorial Home; born- 12 November 1896, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania; Father: George E. WELCH; Mother: Nellie L. MOTT; Occupation: Section Forman LVRR Retiring in 1945; spouse, Evelyn (FRENCH) WELCH; prearrangements: June 26, 1974; Burial Sunnyside (26 November 1974) Sheldon Funeral Home, 7th Day Adventist, Sayre, Pastor Donald DEER; address: RD#1, Towanda, Pennsylvania
George S. WELCH, 77, 1015 N. Palmway, Lake North, Florida died Sunday December 6, 1992 at home following a heart attack. He was the son of the late George and Gertrude (ROGERS) WELCH and the grandson of the late George and NELLIE (MOTT) WELCH, Osterhout. Born in Falls, he attended school in Mill City and Tunkhannock. He moved to the Palm Beach area over 40 years ago. He was preceded in death by a sister, Della (WELCH) JONES. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia, Palm Beach, Florida and June Francis, Meadow Lane, California; a sister, Helen (WELCH) Whitman, South Carolina; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment at Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. Obituary found in card file at the Historical Library, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. “Tunkhannock New Age,” (8 January 1993)
WEST - Wilbur L. West, 61, of Wellsboro, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007. He was born March 7, 1946 in Wellsboro, a son of the late Earl C. and Edna Putman West. Wilbur was the husband of Ann [Todd] West. Mr. West attended the Stony Fork Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Todd McCarthy, Elizabeth and Jason Hines, both of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Crystal and Jacob Hallock, Heather, McCarthy, Benjamin McCarthy, timothy McCarthy, Grace Hines, Jeremiah Hines; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Joyce West of Blairsville, Lawrence and Eileen West of Wellsboro, David and Lorraine West of Bath, NY, Donald and Lorene West of Wellsboro; sisters and brother-in-law, Louise Shirey of Columbia, Tenn., Deborah and Charles Borden of Wellsboro; mother-in-law, Elaine Roberts of Rochester, Minn.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David and Judith Todd of Amherst, Mass., Stanley and Loree Todd of Philadelphia; aunts and uncles, Wilma Morrow, George and Ronnie West; many nieces and nephews; and Scott Webster. Wilbur was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Glenn Shirey. Friends may call today, Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Stony Fork Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dennis B. Crumb officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stony fork Baptist Church, 2831 Stony Fork Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901 - Mansfield Gazette, September 12, 2007
Willis WHITMAN died 27 August 1971 Wake County Memorial Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina; born 2 May 1910 Williamsport, Pennsylvania; Father Fred WHITMAN, Mother Nellie (WALTERS) WHITMAN; Occupation: Civil Engineer; Employer: Department of Transportation, Binghamton, New York; Spouse: Helen (WELCH) WHITMAN, Sherwood Drive RD#4, Box 550, Forest Hill, Sanford, North Carolina. Phone: 919-776-1455. Mr. WHITMAN died at Wake County Memorial Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina. Burial Tuesday, August 31, 1971 Vestal Hill Memorial Park, Sheldon, FW. Rev. Roy HENWOOD& Rev. JONES. Ordered by Brown Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary’s St.
WINANS -Edwin H. “Skip” Winans Sr., 69, of Roulette, Pa. died
Thursday (Feb. 12, 2009) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.
Born June 23, 1939, in Alma, he was the son of George F. and Lucille Jackson Winans. On April 3, 1973, in Coudersport, Pa., he married Shirlee Covert, who survives. Mr. Winans was a self-employed water well driller and was formerly employed with Acme Electric in Cuba and Friendship Dairies and had worked in the oil fields in Wellsville. He had also worked in the orange groves in Florida and picked grapes in Penn Yan. He was a life member of the Roulette Fire Department where he was a former captain, president and member of the board of directors. He had served for a time with the U.S. Army. Skip loved watching old western movies, boxing matches, going hunting and fishing and spending time with his kids and grandkids. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Edwin H. Winans Jr. of Belfast and Rodney (Kelly) Winans of Wellsville; four daughters, Annette (Bob) Kish of Belfast, Susan (Philip) Luce of Houghton, April (Timm) Baxter of Port Allegany, Pa. and Nickki (Chad) Dipilato of Roulette, Pa.; 24 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister Georgianna Cline of Cheektowaga; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Alvin Kellogg; a grandson, Timothy Winans; and a brother, Lloyd Winans. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Flickinger Funeral Home, 210 N. East St., Coudersport, Pa., where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. H.D. Youngblood Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Card Creek Cemetery in Roulelte, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roulette Fire Department, P.O. Box 172, Roulette, Pa. 16746.
? Mrs. Lucy QUICK (Scrapbook 72A, p. 133) 81, made her home with
her daughter Mrs. Margaret LAVOLE, 201 Hillview Place, died early today,
December 23, 1955 in the Goldsmith Nursing Home, Jacksonville. Besides
Mrs. LAVOIE she is survived by 4 other daughters, Mrs. Edith CONLON of
Northwood, Ohio, Mrs. Lillyan POLK, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Lucille POVERS, New
Rochelle and Mrs. Mabel MESSICK, Summit, New Jersey, 9 grandchildren.
Funeral services wil be held at 1:30 pm, Saturday in the Herson Funeral
Home, 110 S. Geneva St. with the Rev. St. John’s Episcopal Church of which
she was a member officiating. Burial will be in Hayts Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm today. .
(Scrapbooks at Ithaca, NY Historical Library)