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.
ANDREWS Walter P.
Age 74 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday April 4, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday April 8, 2009 at 12 PM at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Those wishing may remember Mr. Andrews through memorials to The Northern Tier Children's Home P.O. Box 33 Harrison Valley, PA 16927. A more complete notice will appear in Monday's edition. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/5/2009
AUMICK - Daniel R. Aumick, age 61, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the VA Medical Center, Bath, NY. Daniel was born December 6, 1947 in Troy, PA, a son of the late Stanley L. and Gloria (Hoffman) Aumick. He was the husband of Sophia G. (Stone) Aumick. Daniel was a welder while serving in the U. S. Navy, and was an avid coon hunter. Daniel is survived by his wife, Sophia of Mansfield, PA; three sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Lori Stone, Earle Aumick, LeRoy and Heidi Root Aumick; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jonathan Tice; step-mother, Clara Bell Aumick; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; three brothers and two sisters; six sisters-in-law and 1 brother-in-law.. He was predeceased by two brothers. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 30, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Donations may be made in Daniels memory to the American Diabetes Assoc., 2040 Linglestown Rd., Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA
AUSTIN - Loved for her simplicity and her Irish sense of humor. Margaret Mary (Peggy) Austin, 63, died of kidney failure Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Peggy, formerly of Sayre, was the daughter of Arthur M. and Stella (Ta) Austin. For more than ten years she has lived with Patty and Christopher Starks and their children, Megan and Rebecca in Milan. A graduate of Sayre High, she worked as a caregiver in several of the nursing homes in the Valley. She was a member of Epiphany Church in Sayre and later of St. John the Evangelist Church in South Waverly. Peggy was loved for her simplicity and her Irish sense of humor. She is survived by the Starks family and by her cousins, Mary O’Donovan of Johnstown, Pa.; Anne Tannous of Allentown, Pa. and Jim Harkness of Columbia, Md. A remembrance Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 8 a.m. at the Church of St. John the Evangelist with the Rev. Vincent Langan as celebrant. Sayre Morning Times, 8 April, 2009.
BAKER Toby E.
Age 48, of W. Gray St., Elmira, died April 5, 2009. He is survived by his father, Charles Baker II; sisters, Kathy Reynolds, Lockwood, NY, Kristy (Henry Malanoski) Morgan Elmira; Lois (David Bouse) Farr, Ulster, PA; brother, Charles Baker III, Horseheads; son, Ryan Baker, Elmira; daughter, Ashley Baker, Elmira; stepfather, Jack Wolcott, Waverly, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and all the Boys. Predeceased by brother, Karl; and mother, Maxine Baker. Toby was an upholsterer at Lindgren Upholstery, an avid Nascar fan, especially Jeff Gordon. Those wishing may make a donation in Toby's memory to the American Cancer Society. At his request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/9/2009
BARTLE - Sylvia B. “Skip” Bartle Smith, 69, of Wellsboro, died Monday, March 9, 2009. She was born on Jan. 14, 1940, in Wellsboro, a daughter of the late Allen F. and Dorothy Moyer Bartle. She was the wife of the late Marshall “Louie” Smith, Jr. Skip was formerly employed by the United States Postal Service with over 30 years of service as a rural postal carrier in the Wellsboro area. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and flowers. Mrs. Smith is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Stephan and Sherry Smith of Wellsboro; daughter, Angela Smith of Fort Worth, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Cameron “Buck” and Imelda Bartle of Fort Worth, Texas and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 16, at 1 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.- Mansfield Gazette, 11 March 2009
BENNETT - Debra Bennett Hassick lost her long and courage battle with cancer on Saturday, May 18, 2002, at home in the presence of her loving family. She was 46. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at the Brookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, with Rev. Keith Marlett officiating. Burial will follow in the Rushville Prebyterian Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, May 21 from 7 to 9 p.m., at which time the family will be present. The family request that in lieu of flowers, expressions of symthay be made to the New York Association of Magistrates Court Clerks Scholarship, 121 Miriam Ave. Blasdell, NY 14219. Funeral arangements are by the Bookheout Funeral Home, Onetonta. RHW. Towanda Daily Review 21 May 2002.
BESLEY - Gladys I. Besley Lancaster, 95 formerly of New Albany (Overton) PA, died Monday evening, , June 17, 2002 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Born August 15, 1906, in Horseheads, NY, she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Lucy LONGWELL Besley. Gladys attended schools in Horseheads and in earlier years was employed by the Artistic Card Co. in Elmira, NY. In December of 1929 she married Earl R. Lancaster. In 1936, Galdys and Earl moved to Overton, where they operated their poultry business for many years. During WWII, Gladys was employed at Sylvania Electric in Towanda, and later was employed at Dushore Lingerie for many years until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Overton. She is survived by two sons and daughtes-in-law, C. Russell and Carol Lancaster of Horseheads and Richard and Concetta Lancaster of Warmininster, PA; five grandchildren, Nancy, Eddy, Diane Brautigan, Mark Lancaster, Eric Lancaster, Brain Lancaster; three great grandchildren, Heather and Kyle Brautigan and Devin Lancaster; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl R. Lancaster, on Jan. 5, 1994; a brother, Edward Besley; two sisters, Marion Warner and Julia Storch. The funeral will be held Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Overton, Pa, with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Thursday afternoon at the church.Interment will be in the Overton Cemetery, Overton Twp., PA. In lieu of flowers the family suggest that memorial contributions may be directed to teh skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, towanda, Pa 18848 or to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, in care of Rev. Robert Martin, RR 1 Box 265Z, Towanda, PA, 18848 in Gladys Lancaster's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA. Submitted by Reva Wagner. Taken from Towanda Daily Review 19 June, 2009.
BITLER - Mr. Edward C. Bitler, age 51, of RR2 Box 2339, Second Street, Laceyville, died suddenly at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, PA, on Thursday afternoon, NOv. 23, 2000. Born in Messhoppen, PA, on Nov 19, 1949, he was the son of Alice ROOT BITLER and the late Albert BITLER, who died on June 7, 1999. Mr. Bitler was a graduate of the Tunkhannock High School, Class of 1968. He was employed at the Proctor and Gamble Paper Products Co., in Mehoopany, PA, for over 29 years, retiring in March of 1999. He was a member of the Mehoopany United Methodist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing and also attending auctions. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Emily DECKER of Laceyville; a daughter and son-in-law, Barb and Charlie LANTZ of Laceyville; a brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Kenneth and Sandy BITLER of Meshoppen; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with the Rev. Dave HINKLEY of Russell Hill United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany. Family and friends may call at the funeral home, on Saturday evening, Nov. 25, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. IN liey of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donatons to the Mehoopany United Methodist Church in Mr. Bitler's name. Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Daily Review 25 November, 2000.
BOWMAN - Grant E. Bowman, Jr. (Buzz), 66, of Downingtown, PA
and his grandson, Mike on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, after a short illness at Brandywine Hospital, surrounded by his family he loved. Born March 22, 1943, he was the son of the late Grant, Sr. and Lucy Comstock Bowman of Laceyville, PA. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran. He was a truck driver for over 20 years at Trego Construction Company in Lionville, PA and a Certified Inspection Mechanic and enjoyed working on cars, especially his granddaughters’. He was a member of Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion of Black Walnut.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years on March 30, Grace Wandall Bowman; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Darla Bowman of Honey Brook; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Robert Melson of West Chester and Edna and Brian Magee of East Fallowfield; five beautiful granddaughters, Felicia and Sheila Bowman, Rachel Melson, Tabitha Hooper and Raven Church; two grandsons, Aaron Hooper and Mike Melson, who preceded him in death on June 23, 2008; two great-grandsons, Nathan Hooper and Brad Powell and a special great-granddaughter, Courtney Powell. He is also survived by sisters, Elsie Wilcox of Reynoldsburg, OH, Sonia Whitley and friend, Jack of Shippenville, Gail Harvey of Concord, NC, Donna Fassett of Laceyville; sisters-in-law, Marie Owen of Laceyville, Nellie Owen of Ulster; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Thomas Richards of Raleigh, NC; one uncle, three aunts, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded by a brother, Kenneth Bowman. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, at Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Calling hours will be one hour prior to service at 10 a.m. Graveside military services will be conducted by Rought Hall American Legion Post #510 Black Walnut at the Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany. Pastor Thomas Mott of the Methodist Church of Meshoppen will be officiating at the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Cancer Society. Pallbearers will be Robert Melson, Richard Bowman, Brian Magee, Aaron Hooper, Jessie Huffman, Dennis Owen, Chuck Powell and Byron Powell. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, March 19, 2009
BRAINARD - Theresa Rockwell died peacefully and went with her Savior on February 24, 2009 at the Sayre House in Sayre, PA, at the age of 92. Theresa Anna Brainard Rockwell was born on the Brainard Century Farm in Warren Township on June 15, 1916, the daughter of Jesse Albert & Frances Theresa Dewing Brainard. She graduated from the Warren Center Grade School in 1933. Theresa went on to graduate from Towanda High School, Class of 1934. She was a life-long member of the Warren Center Methodist Church. Theresa served for several years on the board of elections for Middletown Township, Susquehanna County, PA. She was married at her parent's home near West Warren, by Rev. Carl Dille, on April 16, 1938 to Lloyd Henry Rockwell, and enjoyed 37 years of happy marriage until Lloyd died on June 13, 1975. Theresa lived on the Family Farm Homestead in Jackson Valley, Susquehanna County, PA., working side by side with her husband on the farm, while raising seven children to adulthood. After losing her husband in 1975, she then lived alone on the farm, until poor health would no longer allow her to stay alone. Theresa’s whole life was devoted to her family, her church, and raising her children. In the fall of 2002, she moved to the Towanda Memorial Personal Care Home, where she was known for her witty sense-of-humor. In November of 2007, she moved to the "Sayre House" skilled nursing home in Sayre, PA. A special thank you to all the caring angels at the Towanda PCH & the Sayre House, for the care and love you gave to mom will always be treasured with us. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, her kindness and devotion to her family and friends, and most of all her inspiring outlook on life. Theresa is survived by six children and (spouses); Harold Lloyd Rockwell of Conklin, NY, Lyle Dean (Joanne) Rockwell of Athens, PA., Lucy Ann Sawyer-Stone of Apalachin, NY., Rev. David Albert (Mary) Rockwell of Oneonta, NY., Shirley Margaret (Mike Vinson) Allis of Warren Center, PA., and Donna Louise (Bernie) Shaver of Little Meadows, Pa; one son-in-law, Walter Baldwin of Warren Center, Pa; two sisters, Laura Allyn, age 95, Margaret Pitcher, age 98, and one sister-in-law, Minnie Brainard, all of Warren Center, PA. In addition, she is survived by twenty grandchildren, thirty seven great-grandchildren, and fourteen great-great-grandchildren, plus several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. She was predeceased by her parents and husband, a daughter Beverly Jean Baldwin in 2003, daughter-in-law: Sandra Rockwell; sons-in-law: Ray Rink, Jack Sawyer, and Dean Allis; a grandson Donnie Baldwin in 1985, a sister Beatrice Oakley in 1960, and a brother Albert Brainard in 2004. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Theresa’s life and a time of remembering the special gift she was to all of us on Friday, February 27th at 10 o’clock from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols, NY. with Pastor Brad Marple of the Warren Center United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Neath Cemetery, Neath, PA. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Thursday evening, from 5 to 8 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. Memories and condolences for Theresa’s family may also be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Flowers will be provided by the family and in her family requests that memorial donations be directed to the Warren Center United Methodist Church, in care of Carol Jones, RR 1, Box 1371, Little Meadows, PA 18830, or the Little Meadows Rescue Squad, Po Box 329, Little Meadows, PA 18830 in loving memory of Theresa Rockwell. Stufin Funeral Home Obit, Nichols, NY.
BROWN - MOORE, Mattie Mae
Age 77, of Elmira, NY. She was born September 23, 1931 in Dublin, GA, daughter of the late Gordon and Mattie Lou Brown and died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, James E. Moore; sisters, Gladys (Arthur) Keith of Elmira, Minnie (Lester) Sowell and Betty Better, both of Horseheads; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Pearl Harris; brother, Robert Brown; and brother-in-law, Earl Better. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, April 13th, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Her funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Rev. Arthur Keith, her brother-in-law, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Bath National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Mattie through donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620; or the American Diabetes Association, 356 Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206. Mrs. Moore's family would like to thank the 6th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care they provided Mattie for the past 11 years. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/11/2009
BUDDLE - Anna M. Budde, age 79, of 643 Main Street, Chemung, N.Y., died Monday, April 6, 2009 at her home. Born Dec. 28, 1929 in Canisteo, N.Y., the daughter of the late August and Maude BOLSTER Budde. Anna had been employed by the A&P in Horseheads, N.Y. and then at FM Howell in Elmira, N.Y. until her retirement. She is survived by her sister, Marilyn Stiles of Hornell, N.Y.; niece, Elora (Mike) Ringelberg of Rochester, N.Y.; nephews Gerald Stiles of Inverness, Fla., Raymond (Ruth) Stiles of Rexbille, N.Y., David Stiles of Wayland, N.Y. and a special nephew Bryan Stiles of Auburn, N.Y.; special friends Bea and John Miller, Pat and Preston Hand and Diane and Berry McCann, all of Waverly, N.Y. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2009 at Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Anna’s life will follow the visitation with Pastor Greg L. Kupp honoring her memory at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo, N.Y. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to, Alzheimer's Association, 401 Hayes Ave., Endicott, N.Y. 13760. RHW. Sayre Morning Times, 8 April, 2009 and the Blauvelt Funeral Home obits.
BULL - Margaret H. Hough, age 73, of Painted Post, NY, died on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at her home. Margaret was born on June 10, 1935 in Aldridge, England, the daughter of Ada Bull. Prior to her retirement, Margaret was employed as a secretary. She was a member of the Twin Tiers Christian Church in Gang Mills, NY. Margaret is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew G. and Rene Hough of Iowa City, IA, Tim M. and Robin L. Hough of Painted Post, NY and three grandsons. In keeping with Margarets wishes there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in Margarets name to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY, 14903. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.
BUTLER - William M. Butler, a retired railroad conductor, who fro 47 years ran the trains between Blossburg and Morris Run, died last Thursday afternoon at his home in Blossburg. Mr. Butler was born at Mitchell's Creek and was 76 years of age. He was a printer by trade and was employed in his young manhood in that capacity in Mansfield and Wellsboro. In 1857, in company with Frank A. Root, then of Wellsboro, and afterward the founder and editor of the Topeka, Kan., Mail and Breeze, he went to Kansas and was associated with Senator J.J. Ingalls and ex-Governor John A. Martin in the newspaper publishing business. It was during the breeding days of Kansas, when the border ruffians were working carnage, and his days there were filled with exciting experiences. For over 50 years he had resided in Blossburg, and was a member of the first Council of the borough. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Jennie, at home, and one son, Dr. William George Butler, a violinist, of well-known ability and member of the faculty of the music department of Dickinson Seminary at Williamsport. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home. Interment at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 12 Oct. 1911
CARDEN - Ruthann Carden Trabulsi, 53, of Wellsboro, died Friday, March 20, 2009, after a brief illness. Ruthann was born on Dec. 12, 1955 in Wilmington, Del., daughter of William A. Carden and Betty J. Morris. Ruthann was an avid gardener, a prolific photographer, enjoyed art and music, and was deeply devoted to her family and friends. Over the last 17 years, Ruthann was employed at Acme/Bilo Supermarket of Wellsboro, The Northern Tier Children’s Home Thrift Shop of Whitneyville, and The Pioneer/Frog Hut of Wellsboro. She is survived by her husband Paul N. Trabulsi, Sr.; sons William Jay Anderson of Westfield, John Trabulsi of Florida, Paul Trabulsi, II of Wellsboro; daughters Joan M. Trabulsi of Wellsboro, Elizabeth S. Trabulsi of Arizona; five grandchildren, Nia, Crae, Jordan, Emma, and Anderson. Following Ruthann’s request, no funeral service for her will be offered, and a private memorial may be planned for the future. Family and friends are invited to send condolences in care of her daughter, Joan, at 154 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901- Mansfield Gazette, 1 April 2009
CARL - Susan Garey, 93, of Palatka, Fla. died on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Kiva Assisted Living. She was born in Toughcanock Falls, N.Y. and graduated from Canton High School in Canton, Pa. Susan lived for 20-years in Sayre, but spent most her life in Florida, having lived in Hollywood and the last years resided in Palatka. She was a homemaker most of her life and was a member of the Lehigh Valley Lady Trainman Association. She loved pick up shells on the beach and decorating them as well as playing Bingo, poker, and doing ceramics. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was married for 41 years to the late Albert L. Garey, a retired Leigh Valley Railroad Conductor. Survivors include a son, Arthur Garey and wife, Priscilla; a daughter, Evelyn M. Custer and husband, Larry; a sister-in-law Edna Carol; six grandchildren, Ranae Smith, Alan Garey, Duane Riddeman, Mark Garey, Shelly Ridderman, Kevin Garey; sis great-grandchildren Doran Williams, Adam Garey, Cole Smith, Jack Garey, Chase Garey, and Amanda Garey, along with several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held on March 20, 2009 at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka with the Rev. Eddie Parcher officiating. - Sayre Morning Times, 26 March 2009
CARTWRIGHT - Joyce A. Mantz, 74, formerly of North Main St., Port Allegany, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born May 15, 1934, in Snowshoe, she was a daughter of Martin and Helen Daughenbaugh Cartwright. On Jan. 17, 1953, she married Gordon Hallock. On June 24, 1978, in Port Allegany, she married Kenneth Mantz, who died in 1984.Mrs. Mantz worked for Paul Smith, in the former Western Auto Store, Port Allegany, and later as a nurse’s aide with Sweden Valley Manor and Charles Cole Hospital, both of Coudersport, before retiring. She graduated from Snowshoe High School, Class of 1952. She was a resident of the area for more than 50 years, coming from Moshannon. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Port Allegany, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. Surviving are three sons, Donald R. (LuAnn) Hallock of Friendship, N.Y., Dennis E. (Annette) Hallock of Mansfield, David M. (Connie) Hallock of Port Allegany; a daughter, Denise M. (Robert) Cox of Bellefonte; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchldren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph R. (Francine) Cartwright of Hawley; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands. Friends were received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, at the Free Methodist Church, Port Allegany, with Rev. Beth Rosler, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany. Memorials may be made to the Free Methodist Church, or a charity of the donor’s choice. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 April 2009
CHAMBERS - Edwin M. Chambers, 79, of Warren center and formerly of Madison, NJ, died Sunday evening, Jan. 28, 2001, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 17, 1921 in Madison, NJ, a son of Edwin Hoffman and Ida Eleanor (MEGARGEL) Chambers.He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving his country during WWII. He was a member of the Wolverines Model Airplane Club in Apalachin, NY and life long and devoted member of the Masonic Lodge No. 93, Madison, NJ. In addition he also enjoyed constructing model airplanes, led figurines, remodling cars and gardening. For over thirty years, Ed was employed by Western Electric of Madison. Following his retirement Ed and his wife made Warren Center their home. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of over 55 years, Alice Doris "Peg" ALDRICH Chambers; his daughters, Patricia Lemon of Winter Springs, FL, Peggy Serpico of Weddington, NC, Jamet Farrand of Long Valley, NJ; special grandchildre, Joseph Hoffman Sperico of Winter Springs, FL, Justin Michael Sperico of Waxhaw, NC; James, Samuel, Dezi and Emily Farrand all of Long Valley, NJ, Matthew Chambers Saft and Kathleen Saft both of Winters Springs, FL. At Ed's request there will be no services. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa 18848 in loving memory of Edwin M. Chambers. Arrangements are uner the direction of the Cooley Family of the Suftin Funeral Chapel, 273 Main St. Nichols, NY. submitted by Reva Wagner, from the Daily Review 30 Jan, 2001.
CHAPMAN - Alfred J. "Bud" Chapman, 87, of Montrose, Pa., died on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda, Pa. He was born in Towanda, Pa., to the late Alfred J. and Iva L. (HANCOCK) Chapman. His wife of 48 years, Shirley (HODDER) Chapman, predeceased him on May 31, 2003. Bud was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1940, He also attended a N.Y.A. Trade School in Coatesville, Pa., and Lancaster, Pa., taking classes in the machinists trade: a trade he worked at, but left in 1945. He was hired as an appliance repairman at Northern PA Power Co., a position he held for 10 years before being transferred to the substation department, a job he held until retirement from Penelec after 39 1/2 years of employment. He is survived by: a son, Mark R. Chapman Sr. of Clayton, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Tina Marie Chapman and Mark R. Chapman Jr.; two great-granddaughters; two sisters, Charlotte Chapman Gray of Ithaca, N.Y. and Jane Chapman Gerould of Burlington, Pa.; brother Glenn R. Chapman and his wife, June Nichols Chapman, of Horseheads, N.Y.; nieces and nephews; and dear friend, Jessie Morgan, who looked after him after Shirley's passing. He was a 50-year member of Union Lodge 108 F&AM Towanda, and active in the I.B.E.W. unions affiliated with the electric companies where he was employed. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the South Montrose Cemetery. Arrangements were through the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home. RHW 03 April 2009 Towanda Daily Review.
COOK - Mrs. Anna Mae Jayne, age 81, of RR 2 Box 2282 Lacey St., Laceyville, Pa., died at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. on Sunday afternoon, March 15, 2009. She was born in Tunkhannock, Pa. on Nov. 21, 1927, the daughter of the late Thomas Elmer and Marian Herman Cook. She spent her early years in Tunkhannock, Pa. and later, her family moved to the Laceyville area, where she graduated from the Laceyville High School with the class of 1945. Anna Mae was the wife of Claude A. "Junior" Jayne Jr., to whom she was married for 58 years, until his death on Dec. 30, 2006. For many years, Anna Mae was a floor supervisor for dress factories in Camptown, and Meshoppen. She was a member of the Goodwill Fire Co. Auxiliary in Laceyville, and the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion Auxiliary in Black Walnut. In her earlier years, she was a member of the Wednesday evening women's bowling league, in Wyalusing, Pa., and in her spare time she loved playing Bingo and working in her flower beds. Surviving are her sons, David (Mary Ann Burgess) Jayne of Laceyville, Pa. and Roger (Betsy) Jayne, of Laceyville, Pa..; also her sister, Mrs. Geraldine Ciprich, of Laceyville, Pa. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Angela Jayne, Brad Jayne, both of Laceyville, Pa., and Chad Jayne of Wyalusing, Pa.; five step-grandchildren, Danielle Fries, of Laceyville, Kristy Fries, of Laceyville, John Burgess, of Laceyville, James (Wendy) Burgess, of Nicholson, and Joelle Burgess, of Laceyville; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan Ciprich, Braden Jayne, and Alexia Jayne. Her extended family of sister-in-law, Mrs. Adelle Cook, of Tampa, Fla.; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ken and Betty Jayne of Laceyville, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Angel Jayne; and a brother, Thomas Cook. Funeral and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 20, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Mr. Ronald Learn of Laceyville officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, in Laceyville. Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home. - Towanda Daily Review, 17 March 2009
COOK - Ralph J. cook, 88, of Columbus GA, died Saturday, August 24, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Cook was born October 28, 1913, in towanda, the son of the late James and Mary WHITE cook. He retired form the U.S. Army and had also worked for five years in Cicil Service at Martin Army Hospital. In 1967. he retired after serving 23 years in the U.S. Army. Mr Cook was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church and the Kiwanis Club of columbus, having received many awards for his service to the club. He was also a member of AUSA, TROA and the Retired Council of Fort Benning. He served on many boards and had volunteered for many organizations, including the Board of Directors of Stewart Community HOme, the Easter Seals and West Central Georgia Hospital for 28 years.
CSAKY Antonio died August 10, 2008 in a house fire. There will be no services. Caywood's Funeral Home obit.
DECKER - Michael John Decker, 67. Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather, died, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, March 23, 2009 after a brief illness. He was born on March 10,1942 in Virginia, the son of the late Edward and Helen Decker. Mike enjoyed spending his time with his family, and especially enjoyed attending and coaching his grandchildren’s athletic events. Mike was a long time baseball and softball player. He was employed by Waverly Central Schools and Leprino Foods until his retirement. He was an U.S. Navy Veteran and enjoyed attending his naval reunions with his special navy friends. Mike was a lifetime member of the Waverly V.F.W. He leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Marilyn (Thompson) Decker. Mike is also survived by his daughters, Joni (Gene) Gray of East Smithfield, Pa., Jani Bennett of Wyalusing, Pa., Toni Bauman of Waverly, N.Y., Bobbi (Greg) Sinsabaugh of Waverly, N.Y.; his grandchildren Shannon Gray (Jesse Mansfield), Stacy (Wayne) Sinsabaugh, Alisha Colegrove, Tim (Melissa) Colegrove, Shanise Bennett, Briana Bennett, Travis (TJ) Bauman (Kate Mendola), Trevor Bauman, Tyler Bauman, Scot Sinsabaugh, Niqalas Sinsabaugh; great grandchildren, Braden Jayne, Alexa Jayne, Keaton Sinsabaugh, and two more expected soon; sisters, Antoinette (Fred) Darling of Rochester, N.Y., Florence Waters of Elmira, N.Y.; brother, Patrick Waterman of Owego, N.Y.; sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-law, Grace (Richard) VanHorn of Big Flats, N.Y., Nancy (John) Rimbey of Waverly, N.Y., Ida (Michael) Cheresnowsky of Arizona; several nieces and nephews, and a special canine companion, Spunky. Michael was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Ronald Cannivino and Edward Decker; son-in-law, Dennis Bauman; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Francis and Ida Thompson; and sister-in-law, Nancy Waterman. Friends are invited to call at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, Thursday 1 to 3 p.m. with funeral and committal services there at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Anne Canfield officating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McKee Memorial Chapel, Waverly. - Sayre Morning Times, 25 March 2009
DEMPSEY John J. "Jack"
Of Rochester, NY, died April 1, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Dempsey; daughter, Marirose Dempsey; parents, Richard and Mary Dempsey of Elmira, NY; brothers, Thomas and James Dempsey; sister, Eileen (Leonard) Phillips of Harrisonberg, VA; nephew, Leonard; niece, Jane Marie; and many dear friends. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Journey Home Hospice Center, 994 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626; or the South Presbyterian Church, 4 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/5/2009
DODGE - Delores "Dee" A. Casselbury, 69, Mehoopany Pa., died on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. She was born on September 22, 1939, in Colley, Pa., a daughter of the late Daniel and Elsie (DIEFFENBACH) Dodge. She was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1958. She was a very active member of the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, as well as the Mehoopany United Methodist Women. She enjoyed spending time with her numerous friends, walking, volunteering her time to various organizations and most recently the soup kitchen in Tunkhannock. On February 1973, she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph E. Casselbury. Surviving are her sons: Ralph E. Casselbury, of Laceyville, Pa., Kevin L. Casselbury, of Tunkhannock, Pa., Michael L. (Ruth) Casselbury, of Nicholson, Pa.; daughters: Sarah J. (Philip J.) Wood, of Transue, Pa., Deborah A. (Burton E.) Miller, of Springville, Pa., Amy S. Carey (future husband Kenneth E. Wilhelm), of Tunkhannock, Pa.; brother: Donald J. Weed, of Lacey, Wash.; sister: Delena M. Casselbury, of Laceyville, Pa., Shirley M. Herrick, of Dushore, Pa.; and by nieces; nephews; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 13 at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14 in the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, Mehoopany, Pa., with Pastor Jean Swett, her pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 7, Mehoopany, PA 18629, in memory of Delores "Dee" Casselbury. Submitted by Reva Wagner. Towanda Daily Review 11 April 2009.
DOUD - Betty J. (Doud) Sandor, 82, of Granville Summit, Pa., died on Friday, March 27, 2009, at the Troy Community Hospital. Betty was born on July 21, 1926, in Barton, N.Y., the daughter of the late Charles and Winifred (Evans) Doud. She retired from Eureka/Paper Magic after 22 years of service. Betty enjoyed bingo and belonged to an online bingo league. Betty's family includes her children: John (Charlene) Sandor of Troy, Pa., Jerry Sandor of Big Pond, Pa., Francis (Sheryl) Sandor of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Rita (Harley) Mosher of Wellsboro, Pa., Philip (Kathy) Sandor of Panama City, Fla., and Kathy (Brett) Northrop of Granville Summit; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, John Sandor; and her sister, Bertha Fuller. To respect Betty's wishes there will be no services. The arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy. Contributions may be made in Betty's name to the Troy Community Hospital, 100 John St., Troy, PA 16947, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, US Highway 220, Ulster, PA 18850. 3/30. Towanda Daily Review.
EBERLE - Alan C. Eberle. Elmira, NY October 3, 2008; Alan is the son of the late Herman & Olga Petrasek Eberle. He is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Mark and wife, Christa of North Carolina; step children, Kevin BENSON, Elmira, NY; Marc, Kelli and Kyle BENSON, Williamsport, PA; sister, Carol (Jack) Bundy, Wellsburg, NY; many nieces and nephews. Alan served in the US Navy aboard the USS Ranger and retired form New York State Dept. of Corrections at the Elmira Correctional Facility. He was also employed by Holy Family Intermediate School. It was Alan's wishes there be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held, Saturday October 11, 2008 at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St. Elmira, NY at 11:30 a.m. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Mary's Church Renovation, 224 Franklin St. Elmira, NY 14904 or Victory Junction Gang Camp, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317. Caywood's Funeral Home obit.
ERICKSON - Elizabeth Murray Erickson, 85, formerly of Athens, Pa., died in Desert Springs, Calif., on Jan. 18, 2009, at the age of 85 years. She was the daughter of Thomas and Julia McDonald Murray, of Athens. She attended and graduated from Towanda High School. While living in Athens, she worked at Ingersoll-Rand for several years before moving to California. She was involved in food and dining services until her retirement. She and her husband, Arthur Erikson, traveled extensively via motor home before settling in Desert Springs. She was predeceased by her parents, sisters Margaret Murray George of Las Vegas and Joan Murray Daly of Sayre, and her husband Arthur, who died on Dec. 25, 2008. She is survived by her sister Ann Murray Keegan of Sayre; brother-in-law David M. George of Las Vegas; niece Jo Ann Daly of Sayre; nephews James J. Daly of Sayre and Michael J. Daly of Houston,Texas; niece Cristin George Thompson of Las Vegas, Nev.; and nephews David George of Los Gatos, Calif.; and Richard of Chicago, Ill. Burial will be private. RHW. Sayre Morning Times, 7 April, 2009.
FERRY - Jockolin F. “Jack” Ferry, 71, of Middlebury Center, died on Friday, March 6, 2009. He was born on Aug. 17, 1937, in Elkland, a son of the late Francis Ferry and Cornellia Iantha (Weiscoff) Cooper. Friends may call on Wednesday, March 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Larry O’Dell officiating.- Mansfield Gazette, 11 March 2009
FOREMAN - NYGREN, Elizabeth A.
Jamestown Area resident for 64 years; Massachusetts resident for 17 years, Elmira resident for 1½ years. Elizabeth Amelia Nygren, 100, of Elmira, New York, died on April 4, 2009. Mrs. Nygren was born in Lady Grey in Transkei, South Africa on March 24, 1909, the daughter of Henry Clifford Foreman and Amelia Zurich Foreman. She married Fredrick Karl Roland (Rolly) Nygren, originally of Sweden, in Jamestown the year of 1929. Mrs. Nygren moved to England at the age of two. She went to the Milford-Haven Girls School in Whitchurch, South Wales and attended Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales. She then attended Ursuline Ladies College in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, majoring in the arts, receiving many citations for her artwork, before coming to the United States in 1926. She resided in the Jamestown area from 1927 to 1991, when she moved to Massachusetts, where she made her home first in Acton and then Marlborough. She then moved to Elmira in November, 2007 where she resided until her death. Mrs. Nygren had been a member of Pleasant Valley Church, New York, where she had served as Treasurer, Lay Leader, and Sunday School Teacher for a number of years. She belonged to Ellery Grange #353, Ellery Center, New York, for 44 years and the Chautaugua County Pomona Grange for many years, where she served as Lecturer and on the Service and Hospitality Committee. She was a member of the Chautauqua Art Club until she moved to Massachusetts. She also was a member of the Women's Mission Group at the Methodist Church in Bemus Point, New York. Mrs. Nygren is survived by three daughters: J. Diane Nygren Newsome and Judy A. Nygren Livermore of Ellery Center, New York, and Eileen B. Nygren Pack, Elmira, New York. Surviving family includes 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins in the countries of South Africa, Australia, Norway, New Zealand, and England. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years in 1986; two brothers, Retired British Naval Ordinance Officer Clarence C. Foreman of Benoni, Transvall, South Africa in 1998 and Retired Royal Air Force Colonel Zaida Henry Foreman o f England in 2000; and grandson Andrew Karl Spaulding in 1971. Per Elizabeth's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/7/2009
FORTNER - Leon E. Fortner, 83, of State Route 17C, Waverly, N.Y. died on Thursday, March 26, 2009 a day before his 84th birthday. He was affectionately known as “The Master Plaster” by his friends. Leon was born on March 27, 1925 in Apalchin, N.Y. a son of the late Dore and Blanch (Ulrick) Fortner. He was a well known and hardworking “Master Plaster” for over 60 years. Leon was a veteran of the US Army and served his country during WW II. He was a member of the Nichols American Legion and was an avid race enthusiast. Leon was predeceased by his wife Esther (Whitcomb) Fortner in 1994; a brother Archie Fortner and sister Phyllis Fehr. He is survived by his nephews Douglas Fehr and Gene Fehr, his cousin Evelyn Stella and a host of friends and his caregivers among them: Gomer Wendela, Jerry Weed, Dick Kresge and Charlie Brown. A time of remembering and sharing memories will be held on Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m. at the Nichols American Legion, 1 Dean Street, Nichols. - Sayre Morning Times, 28 March 2009
FRIEDMAN - Mark Eric Friedman, of Pine City died Sunday February 1, 2009 suddenly at the age of 60. Born February 18, 1948 in Washington, DC, Mark was the son of the late Seymour Friedman and Etta GOLDMAUM Friedman. He earned his Bachelors Degree from Cornell University in 1969 and his Masters Degree from Cornell in 1974. He was a consultant in the field of human resources. Mark married Barbara PASKOFF on February 19, 1971 in Maryland. They have shared many wonderful memories together. His interests included concern for the environment, travel, a wide range of music, current events, reading, a love for the water and much more. In addition to his wife and companion Barbara, he is survived by his brother, Neal and his family, Barbara's brother, Bob and his family, and a loving network of family and friends. In honoring his wishes there will be no calling hours. A celebration of Mark's life will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 10 am to 12 noon at Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Ave. Elmira, NY. In the event of a winter storm, the cancellation will be listed on Tanglewood's web-site, tanglewoodnaturecenter.com Please let the family know if you plan to attend by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org by February 23, 2009. In lieu of Flowers, donations in Mark's memory may be directed to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 27106 NY, NY 10087 or Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Ave. Elmira, NY 14905. Caywood's Funeral Home obit.
GAINER - John J. Gainer, 70, well-known Dushore businessman, died on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born in Dushore, July 15, 1938, he was the son of the late Augustine (Nick) and Margaret Sick Gainer. He graduated from St. Basil’s High School, a member of the Class of 1956, and married the former Virginia Ruth Bullock of Wilmot on June 18, 1960. She predeceased him on April 7, 2008 after 47 years of marriage. On Valentine’s Day in 1962, he and Virginia purchased Hamer’s Atlantic Service Station from John Hamer in Dushore. He operated the business until 1990 when he moved the Stihl and Cub Cadet Franchise businesses to his home. He was a member of St. Basil’s Church in Dushore. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Kathlyn Gainer of Winsted, CT; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Frank Carr of Wilmot; grandchildren, Shauna, Brandon and Anthony Carr, Margaret and Kathlyn Gainer; brother, Eugene Gainer of New Alexandria; sister and brother-in-law, Jo Ann and Gene Merge of Pittsburgh; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Fitzgerald of Fayetteville, NC, Joan (Charles) Sanderson of Sugar Run and Judith (William) Dolde of Naples, FL; brother-in-law, Richard (Eileen) Bullock of Wellesville; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, William E. Gainer on Aug. 11, 1998 and a sister, Rosemary Walsh on Sept. 5, 2006. A transferal service will be held on Thursday, March 26, at 10 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church Dushore, with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Friends called on Wednesday, March 25 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The family will provide flowers. They request that memorials be directed in John’s memory to St. Basil’s Restoration Fund, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614 or the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Association, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614. -Wyalusing Rocket Courier, March 19, 2009
HARNAS - Catherine A. "Kay" Broschart , a longtime resident of the Town of Southport died in her home on Thursday February 12, 2009 with her loving family by her side. Born on April 11, 1933 in Farmington, PA, Kay was the daughter of the late Thomas & Emily (MERSTOC) Harnas. She married John J. Broschart on July 20,1957 at St. Mary's Church where they were both long time parishioners. Kay was employed by the Town of Southport for many years and was well respected by her colleagues. She loved caring for her home her pets and mostly her family. Children, a daughter, Emilie B.& Robert Roher, Morrisville, NY; sons, James J. & Diane Broschart, Camillus, NY; David M. & Claudia Broschart, W. Brookfield, MA; grandchildren, Matthew Roher, Alec & Erin Broschart; a brother, George Harnas, Adams, NY; and a niece, Nancy Coppola, Elmira; and her beloved feline companion, Princess Puff. In addition to her parents, Kay was predeceased by her husband, John Broschart. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday February 16, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Southside. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA St. Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903 in her memory. Caywood's Funeral Home obit.
HEATH - Anna M. Heath Houseknecht, 88. 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, great grandmother Anna M. Houseknecht, 88, of Diamond Valley Road died on Tuesday morning, February 17, 2009 following a period of declining health. Anna was born on August 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 November 20, 2005. Anna was a member of the Tioga Center United Methodist Church, the Tioga Center Fire Department Ladies Auxilary 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; Mary Ann Brown and her companion Rowmain Tunnicliff of Wysox, Pa; brothers-in-law Roland Houseknecht of Monroeton, Pa; Donald Houseknecht of Elmria; 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; several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive. Anna was predeceased by her husband Gerald, siblings: Mary, Earl and Ralph. A time of remembering the special gift Anna was to all of us will be held on Thursday, February 19th at 7 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols with her pastor Rev. Laurence Mather, OSL officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Thursday from 6 pm until the time of the service at the funeral chapel. Memories and condolences for Anna’s family may also be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Tioga Center Emergency Squad, PO Box 185, Tioga Center, New York 13845 in loving memory of Anna M. Houseknecht. Submitted by Reva Wagner. Stufin Funeral Home Obit, Nichols, NY.
HERNANDEZ - Olesiah Marie Hernandez. Entered this world on March 7, 2009 and six days later went to her heavenly home on March 13, 2009. She was loved by her mother, Brittany E. Hernandez, her grandparents, James & Ruby Maldonado, aunts, Maricela and Dominique Hernandez, her great grandmothers, Coni Hill and Julia Maldonado along with family friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 9-10 a.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 10 a.m. Caywood's Funeral Home obit.
JACQUE - MANY, Helen J.
89, of Daytona Beach Shores, died March 27, 2009. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church, 730 Beville Road, Daytona Beach. Pastor Robert J. Anderson will be officiating. Helen was born on December 25, 1919 to Earnest Jacque and Leah Rogers in Elmira, NY. She worked as a Senior Trust Officer for Chemung Canal Trust Company in Elmira for 28 years before retiring. In 1991, she and her loving husband Charles, to whom she was married 72 years, moved to Daytona Beach. Helen was an avid sports fan who especially enjoyed following the careers of PGA golfer Joey Sindelar and NBA star Vince Carter. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister and will be dearly missed by all. Helen is survived by her husband, Charles; son, Edward (Jean) Many of Roswell, GA; daughters, Lois (Paul) Sangalli of Port Orange, FL, Janice (Gary) Bennett of Elmira, NY; sisters, Barbara Dove of Elmira, NY, Betty Cook of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, Betty Jacque of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Christopher and Kimberly Many, Kristen Esch, Alison Porcelli; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Earnest Jacque. Contributions may be made to United Presbyterian Church at the above address. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/2/2009
KUMMERFELDT - WALKER, Betty K.
Age 72, of Big Flats, died very unexpectedly on Monday, April 6, 2009. Betty was born June 21, 1936, daughter of the late Hanns and Hilda Kroger Kummerfeldt. She is survived by her loving family, husband of 51 years, Donald W. Walker; daughter, Jill W. Dale of Corning with children, Matthew & Stephanie; son and daughter-in-law, Scott W. and Karen Walker of Ballston Spa, NY with daughter, Olivia; sisters and brother-in-law, Emma Dougherty of Hanahan, SC, Elsie Edwards of Sugar Hill, GA, Marianne and Robert Olstad of Coral Springs, FL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred and Lillian Kummerfeldt of Milford, PA, John and Cil Kummerfeldt of Brimfield, MA; along with several nieces and nephews. Prior to moving to Big Flats Betty and Don lived in Oswego County where Betty was very active as an EMT in Pulaski, NY with the Northern Oswego County Ambulance Corp. She also volunteered at the Altmar Elementary School. The Walkers moved to Big Flats 20 years ago. For the past several years Betty was a volunteer at the Big Flats Community Center. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow calling hours. Private interment will be in Homer Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Betty's memory may be directed to Big Flats Community Center, P O Box 449, Big Flats, NY 14814. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/8/2009
LANTZ - Pauline M. "Polly" Franklin, 76, of 306 Desmond St. Sayre died Wednesday Dec. 20, 2000. Born Nov. 27, 1924 in Sayre, the daughter of Burt and Viva Bell LAntz. Pauline was a charter family member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Athens. She was the cofounder of the Franklin Book Store in Athens. Pauline served as a Sunday School teacher, tresurer, secretary, and assistant in the vacation bible school in the Pilgrim Holiness Church. She was married to the Rev. Gerald Franklin and fulfilled the duties of Pastors wife in northeast Pennsylvania. She worked as a bookeeper for LaBarr & LaBarr accounting for many years. She also worked as a teller for Marine Midland Bank for several years and worked as a bookeeper for Croft Lumber Co. She sanged in a girls trio in the Valley area with Esther and Lucille Merrill. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Lantz. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Gerald, at home; a son Gerry Franklin of Sayre; two grandchildren: Bryan and Michelle Franklin of Candor, NY, Pamela of Athens; two great-grandchildren: Kyle and Ashley Franklin of Candor, NY; a daughter -in-law, Shirley Franklin of Athens; a sister and brother-in-law: Louise and Harold Hess of East Athens: and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Friday form 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Lowery Funeral HOme, 225 South Main St. Athens. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Athens with the Rev. John Lum pastor, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 South wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA. Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Daily Review 22 December 2002.
LEINBACH - WHITE, Margaret Leinbach
88, Clearwater, FL died March 31, 2009 in Safety Harbor, FL. She was born in Reading, PA. She received her BS degree from Drexel Institute of Technology (Drexel University) Philadelphia, PA and did her Graduate work at Columbia University in New York City. For years she served as Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, volunteered at the Library, taught Nursery School, Junior High and High School in Horseheads, NY. She also taught Junior and High School in New Hope, PA, where she was also a Nutritionist. She played in many theaters including Bloomfield, NJ where she had the leading role in "Leave it to Mary Ann", for which she received a complete wardrobe. She was a Golden Eagle and member of numerous Bridge Clubs, Home Economic Clubs and enjoyed Ballroom dancing. She once was a contestant in the essay contest of "My Favorite Car". She and her husband Richard also entered the Victory Gardener contest and won the prize for Vegetable Gardening. She is survived by her sons, Alan, Wynne, AR, Steven, New York City; daughters, Patricia Zimmerman, Buffalo, NY, and Michele White, Clearwater, FL; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral Services will be held 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 16th in Clearwater. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc., 112 Bayview Blvd., Oldsmar, FL 813-855-2439 is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/3/2009
LONG - Bradley W. Long, age 59, of New Milford, Pa., died unexpectedly at his home in New Milford on Tuesday, April 7,2009. Bradley was born in Meshoppen, Pa., on Nov. 2, 1949, the son of Mozell COOPER Long of Laceyville, Pa., and the late Robert J. Long, who died on July 12, 1994. Growing up on North Flat in Laceyville, he was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School, class of 1967. For many years, Bradley was a self-employed real estate appraiser all over Northeastern Pennsylvania. Besides enjoying his work, Bradley loved to golf in his spare time, especially at the Stone Hedge Golf course in Tunkhannock, Pa. He was a member of the Temple Lodge No. 248 F&AM, in Tunkhannock, Pa., where he was a past master. Besides his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Brenda L. Long of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and a son, Scott M. (Carol A. Cirba) Long of Jessup, Pa.; and four grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Connie (Domenic) Ciccolini of Wyalusing, Pa.; brothers Philip (Karen) Long of Indianapolis, Ind., Brian (Marie) Long of Wyalusing, and Robin Long of Laceyville; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his father, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Alan J. Long, who died on June 8, 1967. At the wishes of Bradley, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of his family. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Susquehanna County Humane Society, PO Box 485, Montrose, PA 18801. Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Wyalusing Rocket Courier 4/09/2009.
McGARVEY - Bradford County Housing Authority coordinator for
over 20 years
Miriam Elizabeth Hyatt, 64, of 114 Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday evening, March 24, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Miriam was born March 1, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Richard R. McGarvey and Eleanor M. Marchant McGarvey. She was a graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, class of 1963, in Philadelphia. Miriam was employed by the Bradford County Housing Authority as a coordinator for over 20 years until declining health no longer permitted her to continue. Her main interest in life surrounded her home and family. Miriam was a member of the Catholic War Vets in Sayre and formerly served as a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was a devoted fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and was an avid bowler. Miriam enjoyed working crossword puzzles and reading. She is survived by: her husband, Lionel K.W. Hyatt I, at home; children Robert F. Stefanik Sr. and his wife Diane of Waverly, N.Y., Sandra M. Sorensen of Sayre, and Mark F. Stefanik and Amy Hartranft of Milan, Pa.; grandchildren Robert Stefanik Jr., Morgan Stefanik, Allie Frutchey, Felicity Loby, Kira Pruyne, Nathaniel Allen, Timothy Allen, William Stefanik, Andrea Sorensen Thomas and her husband Cyrus, and Valerie Sorensen; great-grandson Jeremiah Thomas; stepchildren Kevin Hyatt and his wife Kathleen of Mansfield, Pa., Julie Hyatt-Robsen and her husband Dale of Alamagordo, Mexico, Kene Hyatt of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and Lionel Hyatt and Jennifer of Sayre; several stepgrandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law Eileen and Thomas Rush of Collegeville, Pa.; her brother and sister-in-law Richard Robert McGarvey Jr. and his wife Nina McGarvey of Feasterville, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Hartey Robertson, a nephew, William Hartey, and a stepson, Kerry Hyatt. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 28, 2009 at noon at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to The Children’s Miracle Network, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822-5020, in Miriam Elizabeth Hyatt’s memory. - Sayre Morning Times, 1 April 2009
MERRITT - Connie M. Shook, 77, formerly of Wyalusing, died on Friday, April 10, 2009, at the Skilled Nursing United in Towanda, Pa. Born April 7, 1932, she had just celebrated her 77th birthday. She was predeceased by her parents. She attended Camptown High School. She married Paul Shook on January 20, 1950. They celebrated 57 years of marriage on January 20, 2007. Paul predeceased her on February 7, 2007. She was employed by Taylor Packing for 22 years, retiring in May 1997. She was a lifetime member of the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and was a former EMT for the Wyalusing Ambulance Association. Connie was always willing to help anyone in need. She was a patient at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda for the last several years. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Dale (Cindy) Farr, of Laceyville, Pa., Judy Higley, of Wyalusing, Pa.; by one son: Gary Shook and girlfriend Bernadette Cencetti of Binghamton, N.Y.; three grandchildren: Bridget (Joseph) Bowers, of Midwest City, Okla., Jason (Kristin) Farr, of Johnson City, Tenn., and Brady Farr, of Laceyville, Pa.; brother-in-law and sister in law: Lee and Janet Shook of Birdsboro, Pa.; and one great-granddaughter: Meghan Bowers of Midwest City, Okla. She is also survived by an uncle, Leslie (Phyllis) Merritt, of Sayre; and is survived by three nieces: Sheila, Wanda and Donna. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter Nancy, and a daughter-in-law: Anita Shook. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Skilled Nursing Unit, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse, pastor officiating. Interment will be in Lacey Street Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Skilled Nursing Unit Activities Funds, c/o Memorial Hospital, Attention: Gail Brown, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848; or the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Alice Matson, P.O. Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. Submitted by Reva Wagner. Towanda Daily Review 11 April 2009.
MILLER Arnold E. "Mick"
53, of Galeton, PA, died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 20, 1956 in Blossburg, PA, he was a son of the late Clifford E., Sr. and Sally (Ludwig) Miller. He was married to the former Wendy Werner, who survives. Mick was a farmhand for many years and was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines. He greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving besides his wife, Wendy Miller, are a son, Arnold "AJ" Miller, Jr.; three daughters, Kassandra Bowler, Dallas TX, Robbyn (Brandon) Bathrick, Wellsboro, and Theresa (Shawn) Schrader, Germania, PA; three granddaughters; four brothers, Clifford (Karen) Miller, Jr., Galeton, Kenneth Miller, Hickory, NC, Francis Miller, Gaines, David (Denise) Miller, Sr.; a sister, Joyce Bowers, Morris, PA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Mick was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Albert; and a sister, Lucinda Harter. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Monday, April 13, 2009, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. David K. Shultz will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Library. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/11/2009
MORGAN - Dahl Gene Morgan, of Elmira died Sunday, March 1, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness at the age of 66. Dahl was born on May 4, 1942 in Waverly, NY, son of the late Robert Dahl & Olive MILLER Morgan. He was employed for many years as a baker at Crystal City Bakers. His many interests included Ham Radio (N2EJW) the Atlanta Braves, NASCAR, playing football and the Jackals. Very patriotic, Dahl was honored by the 56th Battalion for his activities with Echo Taps. Surviving is his loving wife, Sandra Morgan, Elmira and their children, Scott Morgan, VA; Joe Morgan, Elmira; Jeff (Stacy Watkins) Morgan, Painted Post; grandchildren, Joshua and Jessica Morgan; brothers, Charles (Donna) Morgan, Sayre, PA; and Brian Morgan. In honoring his wishes, all services will remain private. Caywood's Funeral Home obit.
MORGAN - Louis Morgan Jr. A cherished husband and father died Tuesday afternoon, February 3, 2009 at his Elmira Heights home in the care of his loving family and Southern Tier Hospice at the age of 58. Born on July 28, 1950 in Elmira, Louis was the son of Louis & Rita CAPPUCCI Morgan. He was employed by Westinghouse. Louis married Carrie Stanton on August 15, 1987 and together they have shared many wonderful memories. Also surviving are their sons, Michael L. and Patrick J. Morgan along with Louis's sister, Marie (Mickey) Beeman and many family friends who will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday afternoon from 3-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. Caywood's Funeral Home obit.
OSBORN - LaVern B. Osborn, 63, of LeRaysville, PA died, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at his home. Born March 11, 1946 in Montrose, he was the son of the late Harry and Ruth [Lewis] Osborn. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later retired from the military after 20 years of service. LaVern was a member of the Ayres-Stone VFW Post #5642 and the Gardner Warner American Legion Post #154, Montrose. Survivors include his wife, Helen Osborn of LeRaysville; sons, Carlos Leiser of Tennessee, Shawn Leiser of Towanda and Harry W. Leiser, II of North Rome; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Byron Pitcher of Hallstead and Miriam and Neil Carey of Tunkhannock; grandchildren, Ryan, Alison, Mariah, Dawson and Joby Leiser, Abigale Woodruff and Jordan Lynch; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Janice Osborn of Tennessee, Richard and Doris Osborn of Hallstead and Harry and Diane Osborn of New Milford. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Ethel Mae and Charles. Visitation was held on Friday, March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Montrose. No funeral services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HOPS Ambulance Association, c/o James Seipler, RR1 Box 280, Rome, PA 18837. -Wyalusing Rocket Courier, March 19, 2009
RICHARDS - HARER, E. Patricia
Age 78, died peacefully April 7, 2009 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Robert Wheeland. She was born April 11, 1930 in Salladasburg to Jacob and Rosa (Heinlen) Richards. She was married to Donald M. Harer on June 25, 1947. Patricia was a devoted homemaker and her hobbies included spending time with her family, playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, reading, and playing croquet. She was a member of the East Point United Methodist Church. Survived by children, Sharon Hopkins of Williamsport, George (Suzanne) Harer of Sabinsville, Ellen (James O.) Campbell of Trout Run, Steve (Carlene) Harer of Liberty, Duane Harer of Ralston, Judy (Charles) Campbell of Buttonwood, Janet Rainone of Jersey Shore, Gail McNutt of South Williamsport, Sandra (Robert) Wheeland of East Point; grandchildren, Tara Dulac, Tremayne (Denyel) Harer, Amy (Tom) Graber, Penny Ludlow, Michael (Robin) Fleming, Thomas Evans, Patricia (Cory) Duffield, James Campbell, Kelly (Aaron) Miller, Stephanie Case, Stacee (Adam) Bellows, Darick (Wendy) Graham, Luke (Charissa) Harer, Tammy (Allan) Dunlap, Donald (Hope) Moore, Chuck (Rachel) Campbell, Kyle (Bridget) Campbell, Carlo (Amanda) Rainone, Lacey Rainone, Aaron (Jaimie) VanDruff, Shawn (Erica) Holton, Nathan (Special friend Melissa McAlexander) Harer; and 22 great-grandchildren. Patricia was predeceased by her husband, Donald; daughter, Terri L. VanDruff; granddaughter, Melissa D. Campbell; sisters, Charlotte Seeley, Ruthann Richards, Eva Caputo, Jean English, Margaret Pratt; brothers, Elden Richards, Paul Richards, Jacob (Jack) Richards, Jamie (Jim) Richards. Family will receive friends and relatives at the East Point United Methodist Church on April 18th, from 10-11 a.m., memorial service to follow. Arrangements are being made by Freeberg Funeral Home in Blossburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in remembrance of Patricia. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/9/2009
REPOSA - William Alan Reposa, 51, passed Saturday, March 21, 2009, at his home in Jefferson. Bill was the beloved husband of Barbara E. McGuinness. He was born in Fall River, son of William and Pauline (Parent) Reposa of Bellingham. In addition to his loving wife and parents, Bill leaves his son, William K. Reposa and his wife, Kirsten, and their children, Kapri and Brayden, of Woonsocket, R.I.; three daughters, Mandie J. Reposa of Woonsocket, and Ryann E. and Lauren C. Reposa, both of Deerfield, Ill; his dear sisters, Ann, wife of Bruce Pollard, and Jeanne Reposa, wife of Wayne Newman, all of Blackstone; a brother, James Reposa of Bellingham; his mother-in-law, Carolyn McGuinness of Athens, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Scott McGuinness of Jefferson and Robert McGuinness of Sayre, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Kipp of Athens and Karen, wife of Aaron Wilcoxson, of Emmaus, Pa. Among his many dear friends, Bill also leaves Dr. and Mrs. Greg Wills, Mr. and Mrs. Normand Gervais, James Davis and Sherry Bodnar, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Grein, who in his last days, devoted much time to their dear friend. Bill also leaves many nieces and nephews and his sometimes not-so-beloved cat, Xaoming. Bill Reposa will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched. Mr. Reposa graduated from Blackstone Valley Technical High School. He attended Ashford College in Norwood, Ga. William attained a first-degree blackbelt in Karate from the Japanese Karate-DOH Federation and taught Karate for many years in New England. He was employed at Thermalogic in Hudson, Mass. Bill was known to his friends and family as a "techie" and always enjoyed the latest cutting-edge technology. Bill was an avid Harley enthusiast. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, in the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Massachusetts, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. - Towanda Daily Review, 22 March 2009
ROGERS - Nancy Rogers Yurko, 56, of Exeter, Pa., formerly from Towanda, Pa., died on Sunday, April 22, 2007 at the University Hospital of Philadelphia, Pa., following a lengthy illness. Born in Sayre, Pa. on Feb. 15, 1951, Nancy was the daughter of Elwood and Patricia FRENCH Rogers. Nancy graduated from the Towanda Area High School in 1969. She was employed at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for 30 years. Nancy was a member of the Universalist Church in Towanda, Pa. Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Mark Yurko, her mother Patricia Rogers of Largo, Florida, sister Debbie Satcher of Largo, Florida, brother Charles (Chipper) and wife Mary Lou Rogers of Towanda, brother and sister-in-law Frank and Pat Yurko of Harding. She has seven nephews: Charles Brown of Clearwater, Fla., Douglas Satcher of Mississippi, Jim Ed Satcher of Georgia, Tom Rogers of Towanda, Tony Rogers of Wilkes-Barre, Ronald Yurko and David Yurko of Harding. Her three nieces are: Billie Jo (Paul) Robbins, Bonnie Satcher, and Christie Yurko. Nancy has 2 great nephews Kevin and Matthew in which she really enjoyed and they were the apple of her eye. Aunts and uncles: Charles and Maxine French of Winter Haven, Fla., Ann French of East Towanda, Pa., Leonard Baton of Pompano Beach, Fla., Ada and Paul Barnum of Towanda, Pa., Rosby and Marjorie French of Wyalusing, Pa. and Violet and John Koser of Macedonia, Pa., and a great aunt, Ada McNeal, of Standing Stone, Pa. Nancy had lots of cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Elwood, grandparents Guy and Alice French of Standing Stone, Pa., and Charles and Lena Rogers of Towanda, Pa.; uncles: David French, Francis French, James French, Robert French, and Kenneth Rogers. Aunts: Peggy French Zeidler, Edna French Baton, June Rogers Hunsinger, and Sylvia Rogers French. Nancy will be deeply missed as she had a great personality, good sense of humor, very organized, was a very positive person who was thoughtful, loving, caring, and most of all was kind. She was the three C’s: calm, cool, and collected. She never complained about her illness and loved spending her life with her husband, who was definitely her sole mate. Those who knew her well would say, Nancy was the best caregiver you’ll ever find. Nancy had the greatest love and respect for the "Donate an Organ" program and the people who found it in their hearts to donate their good organs to that cause. She was waiting to be a recipient of a good liver. That was the message that she wanted to get out to the public "PLEASE BE AN ORGAN DONER"! There will be no calling hours or funeral. Those were Nancy’s wishes. RKW 2007 Towanda Daily.
ROOT - Mr. Albert B. Root, an old and well-known resident of this borough, died at his home on Pearl street last Saturday morning after being ill a few days with pneumonia. Mr. Root was born in Farmington, Conn., October 30, 1811, and he came to Wellsboro in the winter of 1849, where he followed the trade of a mason as long as his health would permit. He was the father of a large family of children most of whom survive him. Three of his sons [John, Frank & Harry] are engaged in the newspaper business in the West. - Wellsboro Agitator, 16 May 1882. (Cemetery unknown - maybe Wellsboro Cemetery???)
ROOT - Joseph Root, aged 90 years, a lifelong resident of this vicinity, died Monday morning at the County Home. He was born in Wellsboro July 24, 1835. He is survived by his widow and two brothers, Henry [Harry] C. Root and Frank A. Root, of Topeka, Kansas. - Wellsboro Gazette, 1 April 1926
ROUNDS Keith C.
Age 77, of Montour Falls, NY, went to be with his loving wife, Marion Rounds, on Wednesday, April 8, 2009. He is survived by his children, Keith and Vicki Rounds of Horseheads, NY, Kevin and Tonya Rounds of Odessa, NY, Cheryl Rounds and Rick Rough of Newfield, NY and Cindi Doane of Cayuta, NY. He loved and cherished his nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His sisters, Ruth Hanville of NC and Janice Wright of Avon, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins, also survive him. Mr. Rounds was a veteran, having served with the US Marine Corps. In honoring his wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Odessa, NY.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/9/2009
ROYAL - Helen E. Royal Ward, age 93, of Troy, died on Friday, June 14, 2002 at her home in Troy. She was born on November 22, 1908 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late Elmer and Mary Royal. She was a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Troy. She is survived by her son, Raymond (Faye) Berry of Troy; nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was predeceased in death by her first husband, Raymond BERRY; step daughter, Joan (Larry) Hawthorne, of CA; second husband, Robert Ward; son, Clifford Berry; daughter, Nancy Wacker; brothers, William, Carman and Franklin Royal; and two sisters, Edith Peters and Virginia Storke. Friends are invited to a memorial service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 195 Elmira St., Troy, on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mary Kisner officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Main Street, Troy, PA. donations may be made in memory of Helen to St. Paul's Episcopal Cjurch, 195 Elmira St., troy, PA 16947. Submitted by Reva Wagner. Daily Review 19 June, 2002.
SCHULTZ - William E. "Bill" Schultz, 77, of Green Bay, Wis., died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at home. He was born April 30, 1931, in Mora, Minn., to William and Alice (Seline) Schultz. He and his wife, Kathleen returned to Green Bay after 35 years in Waverly, N.Y., where he had many valued friendships. He was a member of St. James Church in Waverly, N.Y., the Elks Lodge 1148, the Moose Lodge 1490 and the American Legion Post 0492. William was a past exalted ruler and held many positions in the Elks Lodge. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict in the 15th Air Force 22nd Bomb Sqdn. 22nd Bomb Wing. He was retired from Leprino Food in Waverly, N.Y., where he was Maintenance & Power Department Manager. He will be sadly missed for his dry sense of humor and wonderful wit. William is survived by his wife, Kathleen; three sons, Scott Schultz, Endwell, N.Y., Shane Schultz, St. Louis, Mo., William Schultz and his wife, Carissa, Milwaukee, Wis.; a granddaughter, Ava; two nephews, Steve and Paul Josul, and their families in Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Jean Josul; and a brother, Leslie Schultz. Friends may call from noon to 12:30 p.m. on March 16 at Fort Howard Memorial Park Chapel, 1350 N. Military Ave., Green Bay, Wis. The Funeral Service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the chapel with Fr. Tim Shillcox O. Praem officiating. Military Honors will follow. Entombment will be in the mausoleum. Memorials may be donated to the Waverly Free Library in Waverly, N.Y. Blaney Funeral Home, Green Bay, Wis., is assisting the family. - Towanda Daily Review, 16 March 2009
SHAW - Kami Lynn Shaw A much loved friend to many of Walnut St. Elmira died Friday, August 1, 2008 at the age of 26. Kami was born on April 22, 1982 in Elmira and was employed by McDonald's Restaurant and Anchor Glass. She loved music and was a well known Disc Jockey at Angles Ultimate Dance Club and Club Chill. She was predeceased by her loving mother, Debra ELLIOTT and her grandmother, Marcia Elliott. Surviving is her father, Duane Shaw of Altman, NY; her grandmother, Delores Shaw of Bath, NY a grandfather, Edward Elliott of Horseheads; several aunts and uncles including, Dale (Cheryl) Elliott of Horseheads; and cousins along with her many close and cherished friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, August 10, 2008 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA or the America Cancer Society in Kami's memory. Caywood's Funeral Home obit.
SHEDDEN - COMSTOCK, Eleanor Mae (Shedden)
94, of Candor NY, died Thursday, April 2, 2009. Eleanor was born November 20, 1914. She was the daughter of James and Mabel Shedden of Granville Summit, PA and one of thirteen children. She was preceded in death by husband, Harry F Comstock; sons, Wilmont and Raymond; and survived by daughter, Rose (David) Miller of Horseheads; daughter, Marge (Lyle) Hicks of Southside; and son, Lewis (Janet) Comstock of Sayre. Eleanor loved; all of her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eleanor was an extremely hard worker who was always on the go and retired from Arnot Ogden Hospital. She was a loving mother and grandmother devoted to her sister and good friends, Deana and Robert Haner and family of Candor, NY who looked after her and made it possible for her to live on her own and enjoy the country living she so loved. She was also survived by sisters, Hazel and Grace. After retirement, and again on the go, she spent much time working with her sons, Wilmont and Raymond. Some of the many things she enjoyed and cherished were the weekends and summer breaks when her grandchildren came to spend the night, all the visits and times of fellowship by her children, and enjoyed watching the flowers grow that were planted for her each summer by her daughter, Rose. Eleanor will be missed and forever remembered by all of her family and friends. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/11/2009
SMITH – Mrs. Emma Bramble, 71, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Bond, of 521 Keystone Avenue, yesterday morning after a long illness. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Bond; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Manning of Sayre; two brothers, Edward and James Smith of Trumansburg, N.Y. and four grandchildren, Cleda, Lucille, Jean and John Bond of Sayre. Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in Trumansburg. Sayre Evening Times 7 Jan 1929. (Emma Smith was the daughter of James and Catherine Davey Smith of Covert, NY., and widow of Orlando Gould of Ithaca, NY and Sanford Bramble of Trumansburg.)
SMITH - Virginia A. Kobbe, 73, of New Albany, PA, died on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was born on April 5, 1935 in Sayre, a daughter of the late Henry and Louise (Clark) Smith. On Feb. 22, 1957, she married Leonard L. Kobbe in Redeemer Church, and they had celebrated 52 years of marriage. Virginia lived her entire lifetime in this area. She enjoyed crocheting. One of the great pleasures in her life was time spent with her family, and especially her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Leonard L. Kobbe at home; four children: Barbara A. (Clyde) Ryce of Mehoopany, Bonnie L. Kobbe of Forksville, Edith B. Spillers and Leonard L. Kobbe, Jr., both of New Albany; six grandchildren, Timmy, Kevin and Brandi Ryce, Petty Officer Billy Spillers, Leonard L. Kobbe, III and Lindsey L. Kobbe and six great-grandchildren, Owen, Brianna, Makayla, Destiny, Jovan and Kaylee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Robert E. Marshall and Billy G. Spillers. Friends and family called on Wednesday, March 25, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore. Graveside funeral services immediately followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Hugo’s Corners, Elkland Township, Forksville. -Wyalusing Rocket Courier, March 19, 2009
STRICKLAND - Isabel M. Strickland Jagger, 93, of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Dimock Township, PA, died Friday, April 3, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. She was born in Springville Township to the late Daniel M. and Vernia (Fowler) Strickland. Her husband of 66 years, Joseph D. Jagger, predeceased her in December 2004. She attended Springville High School and married Joseph D. Jagger on Nov. 5, 1938. She worked many years for Montrose Tractor Sales, Lathrop Brothers and Hinds Oil Company until her retirement in 1968. She spent her retirement years enriching her home and family and helping people in the neighborhood. She was a member of the Dimock Christian Community Church, Dimock Community Workers, Associate Member of PARSE (Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees) and AARP. From 1939 until 1999, she lived in Susquehanna County in the same home. In 1999, she and Joe re-established their home in Horseheads, NY. She never missed voting in an election. Survivors include the following family members: a daughter, Jeanette M. Geadrities of Elizabethtown, PA; son, Dr. Thomas D. Jagger and daughter-in-law, Joyce Wilcox Jagger of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Rhinevault Jagger and Mary Petersen Strickland; four grandchildren, Joseph Geadrities of Herndon, VA, Emily Jagger Rohm of Cleveland, OH, Bryan Jagger and Molly Jagger Bradstreet of Rochester, NY; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visitation was from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6, at the Regan Funeral Home. A funeral service was held following the viewing at 2:30 p.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home in Montrose. Interment was in the Dimock Cemetery in Dimock. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to one of the following organizations: Dimock Christian Community Church or the Montrose Library. Submitted by Reva Wagner from the Wyalusing Rocket Courier 4/09/2009.
VANDERPOOL - Algy 'Aul' L. Vanderpool, 63, of Langhorne, PA, died Friday May 17, 2002, at his son's home in Penndel. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service Tuesday, May 21, at 11 a.m., at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral HOme, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Road), Richboro, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Interment will be in sunset Memorial Park, somerton. Contributions in his memory may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave. Philadelphia, Pa 19111. (He was the son of Sheldon and Jessie Lou Johnson Vanderpool. I found this in the obit of his mother buried in Monroeton cemetery. RW)
VONRAPACKI Richard "Dick"
Age 67, of Elmira, NY died on March 30, 2009. He left behind a loving wife, Paula and six sons, Richard, Charles, Darryl, Shane and Bill. Two loving daughters, Missy and Chris. More than a dozen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. There will be a small service at 312 Soper St., Elmira, NY on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 1PM for anyone that would like to pay their respects to the family of Richard. Those attending need to park in the Southside High School parking lot. Richard was loved by many and will be sadly missed. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/3/2009
Von RENTELN Wolfgang Von Renteln, 95, of LeRaysville, died Jan. 22, at Meadowview Senior Living Center, Montrose, PA. Born April 19, 1905 in Dorpart, Estonia he was the son of the late Constantin and Alice (STIERNHEIM) Von Renteln. On Sept. 3, 1949 he was married to Adelheid von ARNIM who predeceased him in January 1972. He worked at Pechiney Plastic Packaging Company, Inc., in Massachusetts. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Bartron Funeral Home Inc., 74 Church Sttreet Montrose, PA is entrusted with arrangements. Submitted by Reva Wagner, from Daily Review 30 Jan., 2001.
WHIPPLE - Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Whipple Bishop, age 82, of RR4, Meshoppen, Pa., formally of the Springville area, died early Monday morning, March 30, 2009 at the Golden Living Center, in Tunkhannock, Pa. She was born in Transue, Auburn Twp., Susquehanna Co., Pa. on Dec. 13, 1926, the daughter of the late Earl and Myrtle Brotzman Whipple. Mrs. Bishop was the wife of the late Donald J. Bishop, who died on Oct. 30, 2008. Working at Bendix Aviation, in South Montrose, Pa., she was employed in the assembly department, for 26 years. She was a member of the Meshoppen Chapter 70 Eastern Star. In the years past she enjoyed bowling in the Women's League on Thursday night, at the South Montrose Lanes. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, baking, and sewing. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Marion Canfield Sr., of Jenningsville, Pa. Also surviving are her step-daughter and her husband, Jan and Paul Brockman, of Meshoppen, Pa.; and her two step-sons, Rich and his wife Julie Bishop, of Tunkhannock, Pa., and Donnie Bishop, of Meshoppen, Pa.; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Erline Dockins, of Alto Ga.; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Secules, in 1983, a daughter-in-law, Sandra Canfield, in 1985, three brothers, Lawrence Whipple, LeRoy Whipple, and Ora Whipple; and three sisters, Nettie Canfield, Lelia Carpenter and Hazel Baldwin Stanley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Charles Bishop, of the Transue Community Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Meshoppen, Pa. Family and friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at the funeral home. Submitted by Reva Wagner Daily Review obit 31 March 2009
WILSON - Howard I. Wilson, SR., 87, Towanda (Wysox Township), died Sunday, Jan 28, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born May 25, 1913 in Matawan, NJ, he was one of 14 children of the late John T and Annie Mae WILLIAMS Wilson. Howard was a graduate of Matawan High School class of 1930. He married the former Ruth GILMAN on Dec. 29, 1935. Howard worked with his brother at his brother's butcher shop in Matawan for six years. He was later employed by E.I. Dupont in Parlin, NJ, and Towanda for 39 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda, The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191 Towanda and the Towanda Country Club. He was a devoted family man, and was always willing to help others. Howard enjoyed gardening, golf, hunting, salt water fishing and cards. Survivng are his wife of 65 years, Ruth A. Wilson; three sons and daughters-in-law, Howard I and Bonnie Jeanne Wilson Jr. of Towanda, James W. and Ellouise Wilson of Panama City, FL, Thomas G. and Mary Lou Wilson of Frankfort, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Frank Tonart of Dallas, PA; grandchildren, Cynthia, Howard III, Victor, Sharon, Julie, Carlene, Thomas Jr., Melissa and Michael; great grandchildren, Stephanie, Jenny, Ryanne, Jeremiah, Zoee Lynn, Aurora Star, Dante, Chelsea, and Lauren Joy; also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Gwendolyn; sisters, Mary, Olive, Dorothy, Gladys, Myrtle, Evelyn, Betty, and Caroline; and brothers, August, Roy, Edward, John Jr., and Richard. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold a memorial service Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. at the funeral home. A Requiem Holy Eucharist will be celebrated Thursday Feb. 1, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector as celebrant. The family suggests the memorial contributions may be directed to the Christ Episcopal Church, Main Street ,Towanda PA 18848 in Howard I. Wilson Sr.'s memory. Submitted by Reva Wagner, taken from the Daily Review 30 Jan., 2002.
WILSON - Jerry L. Wilson (SRGP 29844)
68, of Bradford, formerly of Galeton and Wellsboro, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in his home. Born April 2, 1940, in Wellsboro, he was the son of John L. and Anna Mason Wilson. Friends called at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, on Saturday, March 28, from noon to 2 p.m., with a Memorial Service following at 2 p.m. The Rev. Laverne E. Holliday officiated. Military Rites were accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Nursing, 15 Main St., Bradford, Pa. 16701 or the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, Pa. 16948. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 April 2009
WINNIE - Edwin (Curly) Winnie went to sing with the choir in heaven on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. After “one hell of a ride” through life, at his request there will be no services. He wishes all his friends and family to remember him “like I’ve just walked out your door.” The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC 637 St. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, March 18, 2009
WRAY - NELSON E. Wray 66 of Mosherville PA, born May 12, 1942 died, September 7, 2008 in his home, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the loving husband of Lillian M. "Sue" Wray. Born in Baltimore, MD, He Moved to Lewistown, PA, then to Pottstown, PA, and finally coming to rest in Mosherville PA. He started working for the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Welfare at Pennhurst Center for the Mentally Retarded in Spring City, PA, in the early 1960's as a laundry worker. Later he became a manager who was responsible for overseeing the laundry operation, dietary and building services. In the late 1980's he became the manager of Facility Maintenance and Operations until he retired from the state. Nelson and Sue moved to Mosherville where they then built their dream home, where they lived life to the fullest for the last 19 years. He then went back to work doing maintenance for One Hour Techni-cleaners in Horseheads NY, he then moved to Ares / Electrolux to repair vacuum cleaners, where he worked until December of 2007 when he was diagnosed. He loved the outdoors, hunting, sports, and his latest love, NASCAR. Nelson was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and brother. He was predeceased by his father, Gerald Vincent Wray. Survived by his wife, Lillian (Boronski) Wray; his mother, Arlene Marie (Renninger) Wray; 6 children, Brady Wray, Amy Sload, Michelle Giangiacomo (Steve), Brad Eckenrode, Brooke Raser (Jen), and Mandi Pullen; 12 grandchildren, Olivia Sload, Troy Large, Jordan Large, Stephen Giangiacomo, Lee Raser, Ken Raser, Brittney Raser, Danielle Bagnall, Brian Bagnall, Mark Pullen, Michael Pullen, and Nancy Pullen; 5 brothers, Delmar Wray (Deb), Lynn Wray (Deb), Jeffery Wray (Cindy), Mark Wray (Tracey), Tony Wray (Peggy); 5 sisters, Janice Spangler (William), Rita Minium Khun (Donald), Deborah Sherwood (Merrill), Fran Majestic (Joseph), Beth Edward (Robert). He has touched countless other lives like Kevin Flanagan (Christy) and his lifelong friend and brother-in-law, Todd GARRISON (Patricia). God has called upon your service, there is work to do. Until we meet again. We love you!!! Family flowers are acceptable memorials to Guthre Hospice in his name would be appreciated. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens 1126 Broadway, Southport NY on Friday September 12, 2008 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. Caywood's Funeral Home obit.
ZINN Kenneth died August 18, 2008 in Syracuse, NY
All services are private. Caywood's Funeral Home obit.