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.
ANTHONY - SNOWDON, Laura Belle Anthony
Laura Belle Anthony Snowdon of Sarasota, Florida, and formerly of Elmira, New York, died on June 30, 2009 following a brief illness. An avid golfer and bridge player, Mrs. Snowdon taught elementary school in Elmira, New York. She was the wife of the late Robert Tripp Snowdon also of Elmira, New York, and Sarasota, Florida. Mrs. Snowdon was the aunt of the late Beverley Mosher of Norwich, New York, and the late James Brady. Mrs. Snowdon is survived by her niece, Catherine Anthony Haight of Cortland, New York, and her nephew, Theodore Anthony of Monrovia, Maryland, along with numerous grand nieces and nephews. Mrs. Snowdon has been interred in the Memorial Garden, First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak Street, Sarasota, Florida. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak Street, Sarasota, Florida 34237; or to Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc., 1515 South Osprey Avenue, Suite B, Sarasota, Florida 34239. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/11/2009 - 7/12/2009
BAILEY - Barbara G. Fields, age 82, born January 9, 1927 in Vernon, NY, went to meet her Lord on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. She was the wife of James I. Fields who preceded her in death in 2007. She was the daughter of Edward and Beatrice (Lungren) Bailey. Barbara worked in her daughters styling salon for 25 years and cherished every moment and every customer. She loved making coffee on Sunday morning at the Olde Covert Church which she was a member of. She was referred to as the Hat Lady. Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She had been an avid bowler and enjoyed spending time cooking. Barbara is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Charles and Earlene Bailey of Mansfield, PA; three grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Brad and Stacey, Chris and Sara, Eric and Lauren; 6 great grandchildren, Buddy, David, Jarrod, Ayden, Alli Jo and Ashlyn Marie; a brother, Edward and Barb Bailey, Berkley Springs, WV; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Betty Fields of Greencastle, ID; sister-in-law, Joan Fields of Louden, TN; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister, Mary Pylinski. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 2:00 PM at the Olde Covert Church, Armenia Mt., Troy, PA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Barbaras name to the Olde Covert Church, c/o Kenneth Marple, River Rd., Troy, PA 16947. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.
BAKER - Mr. Robert Burton "Bob" Baker, age 69, of RR 2, Box 2059, Laceyville, Pa. (Indian Hill), died at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa. on Friday evening, July 17, 2009 after a short illness. Bob was born at Auburn Four Corners, Susquehanna County, Pa. on the family farm, Aug. 19, 1939 the son of the late George H. and Beva Chamberlain Baker. Bob grew up in the Auburns, in Susquehanna County, and he would graduate from the Elk Lake High School class of 1958. At a very young age, Bob learned that his love in life, was farming. He would work, and learn the hard work of farming, alongside his grandparents, Fred and Ethel Chamberlin and Francis and Eliza Baker. Bob was employed throughout the years, at Cornell Manufacturing in Laceyville; Farm and Home in Wyalusing; as a propane gas delivery truck driver; and the Laceyville Agway for over 25 years as a bulk feed delivery truck driver. While working at Agway, he would also drive the fertilizer delivery truck. Bob loved to stay busy and he was also employed at many other jobs in Laceyville and surrounding areas. In his spare time Bob enjoyed being with his family and surrounded by his many friends. Over the last few years he enjoyed watching his grandchildren at their sporting events and he was very proud of their accomplishments. Bob was known as being quite a jokester and he had a great sense of humor. He loved to play practical jokes on many of his friends and acquaintances. He was a member of the Goodwill Fire Company in Laceyville, Pa. where he was a past assistant chief, and he was a very active member of the Laceyville Ambulance Association, spending many hours driving and as an attendant. Surviving is his wife of 48 years, the former Bonita "Bonnie" Crisman Baker of Laceyville, Pa. He is also survived by his two daughters, Robin and Wade Hulsander of East Smithfield, Pa. and Kathy "Kate" and Todd Crawford, of Spring Lake, Pa.; and his son Chris Baker and Sharee Hutchinson of Meshoppen, Pa.; and his three grandchildren, Adam Crawford and Shelly Horton of Spring Lake, Pa.; Erica Crawford of Spring Lake, Pa.; and Brittney Mink, of East Smithfield, Pa.; and two great-grandchildren, Shayleigh Baker and Hannah Crawford. Also surviving is a brother, George and Patty Baker, of Laceyville, Pa.; and three sisters, Betty Swingle and Phil Culver, of Centermoreland, Pa., Mary Ann and David Nye, of Friendsville, Pa., and Yvonne Baker and Pablo Riveria, of Bethlehem, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Ryan Baker in 1974, Bobby Baker in 1986; a daughter Karen Baker, in 1985; two brothers, Gerald Baker, in 1968, Richard Baker, in 1947; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Neva King, in 2009. Funeral services will be held at 11 p.m. on Wednesday at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Goodwill Fire Company for the Laceyville Ambulance, P.O. Box 207, Laceyville, PA 18623. Submitted by a cousins Dale and Carol Brotzman. Daily Review on 7/19/2009
BENJAMIN John B., Sr.
Age 65, of 937 Town & County Estates, Troy, PA, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. John was born March 17, 1944 in Sayre, PA, son of the late Mary Benjamin. John worked in the construction industry for many years and was retired from Wrisley Construction. His memberships included Monroeton, Towanda and Hillside Rod and Gun Clubs and the Morris Legion. John loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman, hunter and camper. He also was a NASCAR fan. Survivors include his loving wife, Valerie M. Benjamin of Troy, PA; son, John (Sherri) Benjamin of Gillett, PA; daughters, Laurie (Mike) Brown of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Tressa (Jeff Shedden) Brown of Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Aaren Brown, Maureen (Bryant) House, Kody Benjamin, Kendra Benjamin, Chase Brown; step-grandson, Mike Brown; brother-in-law, Robert Bailey of Troy, PA; sister-in-law, Marcia (Gerald Blech) Larson of Durango, CO; special cousins, Leona (Carlton) Tubbs of Lockwood, NY, Leroy Grace of Canton, PA; other friends that were special in his life, Dick Parks, Tom Johnson, the Kerr, Brown, House, Huslander, and Wrisley families; and his faithful canine friend, "Bengi." Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, July 14, 2009, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. Memorials are directed to the Troy Community Hospital, 100 John Street, Troy, PA, 16947. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/12/2009
BUSH James A. (Jim)
Age 72, of Horseheads, NY, died on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Jim was born November 10, 1936 to Claude and Grace Field Bush. His family includes his loving wife of 54 years, Zondra (Zonnie) Wood Bush; daughters, Debra (John) McKibbin, and Jackie Moore; sons, Ronald (Diane) Bush and Robert (Kathy) Bush; seven grandchildren, Mike (Adrienne) Bell, Chris (Beth) Bell, Dan Bush, Andy Bush, Keri Bush, Marissa Moore and Connor Moore; great-grandson, Colton Bell and he would have enjoyed another great-grandson in December; sisters, Evelyn (deceased) (Ken) Epler, Joan (deceased) (Thomas) Hollimon and Liz Pickering; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was a retired mechanic for both the Horseheads and the Elmira Heights School Districts. He presently was employed full-time at Elmira College and also still worked at Suburban Propane where he had been their mechanic for 37 years. Jim loved to work and always tried to do his best. There will be a private family Funeral at the convenience of the family. A very special thank-you to two special doctors, Dr. Keith Parker and Dr. Serge Daulphen and to all the wonderful people at the Falck Cancer Center and Arnot 3C, where he received excellent care. Donations may be made to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 in Jim's memory. Arrangements by Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/26/2009
CAPLE - MILES, Marian B.
79, a longtime Hartsville resident, died
on Monday, July 20, 2009, at the Elcor Nursing Home in Horseheads following a long illness. Born in Hornell, January 30, 1930, she was the youngest daughter of Floyd and Lola (Cross) Caple. Marian was employed at Sears and Roebuck in Hornell as a paint and hardware salesperson, as well as a maintenance agreement salesperson. She retired in 1993. She was a member of the Hartsville Center Cemetery Association, the Hartsville Community Baptist Church, the Hornellsville Grange, the Hartsville Historical Society, and had been a girl scout leader. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Miles in 1974; 3 brothers, Samuel, Fred and Russell Caple; and 2 sisters, Eloise (Ira) Davis, and Frances (Russell) Stiles. She is survived by 3 sons, Darwin (Kay) Miles and Larry (Maria) Miles of Hornell, Darrell Miles of Canisteo; 5 daughters, Pat (Terry) Mann of Hornell, Linda (Jonathan) Ballard of Grand Gorge, Lois (Max) Aguilar, Laura (Terry) Kannett, both of Maryland, and Marlene Andes of Elmira, 24 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo, where funeral services will follow calling hours at 8:30 p.m. with Charles Williams officiating. Burial will be in Hartsville Center Cemetery. The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director. Friends may make memorial contributions to: The Hartsville Center Cemetery Association, Permanent Maintenance Account, c/o Kay Miles, Treasurer, 4951 Purdy Creek Road, Hornell, NY 14843. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/21/2009
CLARK - Cheryl L. Chamberlain, 65, of Athens, PA, a lifelong resident of the valley, died on Thursday, July 30, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 28, 1944 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Clayton and L. Jean McEwen Clark. She was a graduate of Sayre High School. She was a devoted wife and mother to her children. She worked for a variety of employers during her lifetime. She was a member of the Azalia Chapter No. 2 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Stratford, Connecticut. She enjoyed needle point, canning, cooking, especially watching the food channel, and tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brother J. Frederick Clark. She is survived by her husband Lawrence G. Chamberlain, Jr.; children James and Susan Williams of Milford, CT; William Clayton Williams and Timothy J. Chamberlain of Athens, PA; Laura L. Chamberlain of Thousand Oaks, CA; grandchildren Armaund Urquidez and Felixander Kellogg-Williams; and brother and sister-in-law James and Helen (Scribner) Clark of Roanoke, VA. Family and friends may call on Saturday, August 1, 2009 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA. Funeral and committal services will follow at the Funeral Home at 2:00 pm with Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Cheryl's memory to the: American Cancer Society, 10 Park St., Towanda, PA 18848.
CLARK - Elmer H. Clark, of Diamond Trailer Park, Tunkhannock died Monday evening in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital in Plains, Pa. He was born in Sayre, Pa. on April 4, 1941 son of the late Earl and Anna (CASHDOLLAR) Clark. Prior to his retirement he was employed as an electrician at the Bad Creek Power Plant Salem, S.C. He was a member of the Wyoming County Senior Citizens. Surviving is his companion Trudy Collins, three sons: Elmer of Winchester Tenn., Keith Alan of Greenville S.C., and Jason Wallace of Roswell Ga., a daughter: Becky Sue Black of Easley, S.C. two brothers: Duane of Towanda, John of LeRaysville Pa., a sister: Delores Schoonover of Wysox, Pa.; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with Rev. Brian Hill of the Eaton Baptist Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wyoming County American Cancer Society, 8 Iron Wood St., Tunkhannock, Pa. 18657. 15 July 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
COBB Rev. Lloyd W.
Age 85, of Lowman, NY, formerly of Steamtown Road in Lindley, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 26, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Lloyd was born in Lake Ariel, PA on July 19, 1924, to Alden Fillmore and Verna (Shaffer) Cobb. Lloyd served his country in the Army during World War II in the 95th Medical Gas Treatment Battalion in Europe. He married Betty Bryant on July 24, 1948 at The Union Endicott Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Practical Bible Training School in 1949, received a B.Th. degree from Southern Trinity Bible College and Seminary in 1962, and a Master's degree from Eastern Nebraska Bible College and Seminary. Lloyd was ordained into the ministry in 1949 at the Christian Church of Hartwick, NY. He was the pastor of many Baptist churches in Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Christian Life Baptist Church in Corning. Lloyd is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters, Janet (Elaine) Cobb of Ann Arbor, MI and Kimberly (Cynthia) Cobb of Lowman, NY; two sons, Charles (Margie) Cobb of Pekin, IL and Bryan (Susan) Cobb of Grass Lake, MI; a sister, Dorothy (Rev. David) Braid of Lansing, NY; a sister-in-law, Betty Cobb of Lake Ariel, PA; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Lloyd was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Friends may call on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 5:00 p.m. with the Reverend John Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Church Kitchen Fund at Christian Life Baptist Church, 2523 Brown Hollow Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/28/2009
COMFORT - LaVerne ("Red") F. Comfort, 87, of Painted Post died peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at Absolut Care At Three Rivers. Red was born in Troy, PA on January 25, 1922, the son of Burt and Alta (Wheeler) Comfort. "Beeb" was his nickname as a boy growing up in Troy where he graduated from Troy High School in 1939 and still holds a pole vaulting record there at 11 feet 9 inches. He later became known as "Red" because of his red hair. He served in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Jacksonville, FL, and then moved to Corning where he was employed by American LaFrance and Ingersoll Rand for several years and then Corning Incorporated where he retired as general foreman of the General Machine Shop. He retired in 1975 with 32 years of service and would be celebrating his 62nd year in 2009. On January 29, 1972, he married Helen Bowles Wood, the love of his life, who predeceased him on May 1, 2006. Red was a talented carpenter and built many lovely items for his family and friends. He also enjoyed traveling to Florida, camping, making his secret fudge recipe for family, playing Rummikub and spending time with Helen and their extended families. His survivors include three daughters, Karen (Michael) Yost of Syracuse, Susan (James) Bocek of Savona, Lorraine (Michael) Lowery of Savona; sons, Larry (Lynn VanSkiver) of Savona, Robert (Wendy) Wood of Hornell, and Brian (Celin) Wood of Painted Post; grandchildren, Sean (Tammy) Yost, Timothy (Tammy) Bocek, Kristen Bocek, Kyle Lowery, Frank Bartlett, Amy (Mitch) James, Michael S. Lowery, Emily and Kimber Comfort, Melissa (Chad) Williams, Sara Cosier, Katie (Dave) Farnsworth, Markus Larson; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and their families. He was also predeceased by his parents; brothers, Robert, Russell, Burton, John; sister Ada; and son, Roger Wood. Calling hours are from 10AM to noon on Saturday, August 1st at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney Street in Corning. Funeral with Fr. Brad Benson officiating will follow there at noon. Burial will take place in Goodsell Cemetery, Corning. He was the last grandchild of Thomas and Sake Wheeler Comfort.
CONWAY James R.
Age 63, of Hickory Hills, IL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, July 20, 2009, in IL. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Sarah; son, Jared of Tuillut, WA; daughter, Colleen of Eureka, CA; three stepchildren, 13 grandchildren; sisters, Val Trump of Mosherville, PA and Kathy Conway of Portland, OR. Funeral and Burial Services were held in Summit, IL on July 22, 2009. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/26/2009
COOLEY - Donna Jane Cooley Smith, 80, of Athens, Pa., beloved and loving mother of eight children, 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren, died on July 22, 2009. She was born Dec. 6, 1928 in Litchfield, Pa., the daughter of the late Reed David and Mildred ALLEN Cooley of Towanda, Pa. Donna was raised in Towanda and was a life-long resident of Bradford County. She moved to Center Street in Athens Township in the early 1950s, and raised her eight children there over the course of some 40 years. After living for a few years with her youngest son, Bob and his family in and around East Smithfield, she moved to the Chemung View Apartments in Athens to be closer to her friends and her many social activities. While family was always the main focus of Donnas' life, she was very much involved in the life of the Valley. She was a long time member and Worthy Matron of Eastern Star, a deacon of Sayre Presbyterian Church, and a member for over 50 years. Along with her husband, Bob, she was one of the founding members of the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Department and served for many years on the Ladies Auxiliary. She was active in local square dancing groups, enjoyed line dancing, and in her earlier years, roller skating. She was one of the early employees of the Shoe Factory in South Waverly, did the bookkeeping for her husband's car repair business, "Smitty's," and worked for many years for the parking office of Robert Packer Hospital. She is predeceased by her husband Robert L. Smith, former husband Harvey F. Alliger, son Larry A. Alliger, brother Reed M. Cooley, sister Elaine Daly, and son-in-law Norman Wintermute. Donna is survived by her family, children Joan Wintermute of Sayre, Pa.; Joy and Timothy Csanadi of Bristol, R.I.; Joseph Alliger of Sayre, Pa.; Carol and William Darby of Spotsylvania, Va.; Bruce and Sherry Alliger of Towanda, Pa.; Robyn and Timothy Chilson of Meadville, Pa.; and Robert and Jody Smith of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; brothers Max G. Cooley of Shippensburg, Pa.; David and Laura Cooley of LeRaysville, Pa.; Ralph and Eileen Cooley of Towanda, Pa.; Vern and Joan Cooley of Towanda, Pa.; sister-in-law Eleanor Cooley of Sayre, Pa.; and their children and grandchildren, as well as many, good caring friends. Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2009 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Memorial services will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Nelson Kopatz from the Athens Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donnas' memory may be made to: Bradford County Manor, Activities Fund, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947. 24 July 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
DEANS - Leslie V. McDermott, resident of Wellsboro and a former resident of Mansfield, Cornwells Heights and Croydon, died on Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Statesman Nursing Home in Levittown, at the age of 62. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold. Survivors include her sons, Michael and his wife, Jessica of Croydon, Dell an his wife, Teresa of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister Diane Brennan of Bensalem; a brother Hugh Deans and his wife, Karen of Levittown; and four grandchildren. Services and interment will be held privately. Arrangements are being handled by Tomlinson Funeral Home, Bensalem.
ELMORE Taylor Michael
Of Florence, SC, age 17, died Saturday, August 1, 2009, in Dorchester County, SC, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2009, in St. Paul United Methodist Church, directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Florence Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home. He was born in Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, a son of Gregory Brian and Belinda Raatz Elmore. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Florence. Taylor was a rising senior at West Florence High School. He ran for the schools cross country and track teams, and was a member of the Beta Club. He was recently selected to and attended the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's Business Week. In addition to his participation in school and church activities, Taylor was an avid outdoorsman. He, along with his parents and brother, enjoyed hiking and kayaking in many states across the country. He will be remembered for his gentle spirit, quick wit, beautiful smile, and love for his family. In addition to his parents of Florence, Taylor is survived by a brother, Brian Elmore of Florence; maternal grandparents, Carl and Judy Raatz of Florence, and Jean Raatz of Elmira, NY; paternal grandfather, Fred B. Elmore of Florence; aunts, Rhonda Durso of Raleigh, NC, Robin Gergel of Elmira, NY, Terry (Brett) Shilling of Atlanta, GA, Sheila (Ricky) Singletary of Timmonsville, SC, and Karen (Randy) Cagle of Newport News, VA; uncles, Eric (Amanda) Raatz of Tucson, AZ, Fred W. (Kathy) Elmore of Florence and Dwayne (Mimi) Elmore of Anchorage, AK; and a number of cousins. Memorials may be made to the Taylor Elmore Scholarship Fund for Business Week, c/o SC Chamber of Commerce, 1201 Main St., Suite 1700, Columbia, SC 29201.
FRACE - Bruce Frederick Frace, Sr., 65 went home to be with our Lord, Friday, July 17, 2009. He died peacefully at his home in Bradford County, Pa., surrounded by his family. Born in Easton, Pa., on Dec. 2, 1943; son of the late Edward and Grace (BABP) Frace, Sr. He was employed as a mechanic for Georgia Pacific, formerly Dixie Cup, Forks Twp., Pa., retiring after 42 years of service. Bruce was a loving, caring, honest man, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed fishing and model trains. Prior to retiring to Bradford County he lived in Tatamy and was active coaching baseball in the Tatamy Athletic Association and playing softball in the Palmer Township Veteran's League. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Tatamy, and attended Bakerburg Community Church in Mainesburg, Pa. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, the former Barbara FRABLE SCHELL; sons, Bruce, Jr. and wife Michelle, Barry, Brian and wife Deborah; a daughter, Bobbi Jo Anderson and husband David; grandchildren, Beth, Heather, Brad, Ramon, Brett, Justine, Midori, Michael, Jessica, and Seth; great-grandson, Dominic; a sister, Barbara McEntire and husband Larry; brothers, Richard and wife Janet, Harold and wife Carol, Donald and wife Sandy, Edward, Jr. and wife Helen; nieces, nephews and their families; and his beloved dog "Princess." Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Thursday, July 23, in Hope Lutheran Church, 240 South 8th Street, Tatamy, PA 18085. Interment will follow in Plainfield Cemetery. Viewing: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening in the Geo.G.Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Dr., Route 946 Village of Moorestown-Bath, PA 18014 and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday morning in the church in Tatamy. A Memorial Service will also be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 25, in Bakerburg Community Church, Grey Valley Road, Mainesburg, PA, 16932. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bruce F. Frace, Sr. to Hope Lutheran Church or to Bakerburg Community Church. 20 July 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
GEDNEY - Carol G. Cowan, 86, of Spaulding Dr., Corning died Saturday, July 18, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY. She was born September 20, 1922 in Greenwich, CT the daughter of Charles G. and Harriette (Foster) Gedney. Carol and James H. Cowan Jr. were married on February 23, 1946 in Cortland, NY. After graduating Salutatorian of her high school in Port Chester, NY, she attended SUNY College at Cortland and graduated with honors. She later received her masters in Education from Elmira College and was an inspiration to her children and grandchildren for her perseverance and life-long love of learning. She retired from the Corning-Painted Post School district where she had been a Head Start teacher for many years. After retiring, she continued to work with preschool children as a volunteer with the Head Start Program. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corning since 1953, where she taught Sunday school, worked with the youth group, and was very active with the American Baptist Women. She spent a lifetime enjoying nature, camping with her family, and traveling throughout the United States visiting the many National Parks. She instilled in her children and grandchildren a love of reading, imagination and creativity. Carol is survived by her husband of 63 years, James H. Cowan Jr. of Corning; sons, Mark (Pamela) Cowan of Big Pond, PA and Scott (Gigi) Cowan of Langhorne, PA; daughter, Shelley (Si) Meyer of Corning; daughter-in-law, Chriss Cowan of Frisco, CO; sister-in-law, Ruth (Bob) Banker of Pisgah Forest, NC; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, James H. Cowan III. The family will receive friends for calling hours at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 E. Second St. Corning on Thursday July 23, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, and at the First Baptist Church in Corning, 110 E. First St., on Friday July 24, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the Memorial service to follow. Rev. Larry LeFeber will officiate. Interment will be at Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, NY at the family’s convenience. Memorial donations may be made to: First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 110 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830; Nonnie Hood Parent & Family Resource Center, 300 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 210, Corning, New York 14830; Southern Tier Hospice 185 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; or St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph’s Blvd. Elmira, NY. Corning Leader
GILLETTE - DANAHER, Nancy G.
Born in Elmira, NY, July 19, 1941, died, in peace, after a long courageous battle with lung cancer, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, August 2, 2009. She was predeceased by her parents Calvin and Helen Gillette. Nancy is survived by her husband James E. Danaher; daughters, Julie D. Navone of Elmira, Deborah D. (William) Brady of Victor, NY; brother Calvin R. (Barbara) Gillette of Elmira; sister Catherine G. Hanrahan of Elmira; brothers-in-law, Edwin (Candace) Danaher of Virginia, Robert (Femy) Danaher of California; grandchildren, Stephan M. Navone, William G. Brady, Jr., Matthew J. Brady; along with several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Nancy retired from Verizon in 1991. After her retirement she enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Her animals were a big part of her life, she recently lost her dog Mindy on July 24th. Friends are invited to Welliver Hall, Grace Church, 375 W. Church Street, Elmira on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Solemn Requiem Mass will follow at 6:30 p.m. Donations in Nancy's memory may be directed to Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/3/2009 - 8/4/2009
GLOSSNER George Ben
George Ben Glossner, of Laurinburg, NC, died on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at the age of 61. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at the Wagram Church of God officiated by Rev. Harry Clark. A private interment will be held at a later date. George was born September 25, 1947 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, son of the late Ben F. Glossner and Ethel Shipman Glossner. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving proudly in the United States Army. He was a supervisor with the Campbell Soup Company retiring after many years of dedicated service. George attended the Wagram Church of God. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and tinkering around the house. Above all, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. In addition to his parents, George was also preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Glossner. He is survived by his loving wife, Blondell Graves Glossner of their home; a son, Joseph "Joey" Ben Glossner of Wagram, NC; his daughters, Lori Garcia and husband, Rick, of Hagerstown, MD and Julie Turner and husband, Anthony, of Laurel Hill, NC; six grandchildren, Ricky, Chance, Amaya, Ashleigh, Ryan and Mahayla. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday at the Wagram Church of God. The family request in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made in memory of Mr. Glossner to Hospice of Scotland County, PO Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353 or the Wagram Church of God, PO Box 491, Wagram, NC 28396. Richard Boles Funeral Service of Laurinburg, NC is serving the Glossner Family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/24/2009
GRANT - Dorothy Lillian (Grant) Steffen, formerly of Piscataway, NJ, age 86, died Sunday, July 12, 2009 at her daughters residence in Little Marsh, PA. Born on November 7, 1922 in Queens, NY, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Lillian (Parguey) Grant. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, William Steffen August 16, 1993. A beautician by trade, Dorothy was the proprietor of Dottys Beauty Shop for 28 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and her pets. Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Lorraine OConnor, of Little Marsh, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald William and Loretta Frost Steffen of Blossburg, PA; two daughters-in-law, Norma Steffen of Mansfield, PA, Sandy Steffen of Wellsboro, PA; 5 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. at the Breath of Life Fellowship Tent, 31 Left Branch Rd., Little Marsh, PA. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.
GREEN - COMBS, Cheryl L.
Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Friend to all.
Age 62, of Pine City, NY, died in peace at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 31, 2009. Cheryl was born in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Walter and Virgilene Waterman Green. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Joel Combs; children, Patrick (BeLinda) Combs of Pine City, NY, Jill (Brian) Manchester of Pine City, NY; canine companion, "Molly"; grandchildren, Michael Crowley, Jordan Combs, Codi Combs, Heather Wakefield, Collin Burns, Kennedy Burns, and Riley Manchester; great-grandchild, Justice Wakefield; brother, Thomas (Sandra) Green of Selinsgrove, PA; sister, Deborah (Steve) Polovick of Pine City, NY; several nieces and nephews along with numerous loving friends. Cheryl was a Payroll Clerk for 24 years with F.M. Howell Box Company, Elmira. She also worked at Sears Roebuck and Company as a sales clerk, and Watts Realty, selling real estate in the local area. Most recently Cheryl worked for O'Brien's Investigation Service. Cheryl will be remembered for her positive attitude on life. She was a beautiful lady who was the center of her family. She had a great ability to see solutions to life's challenges. She was always willing to help anyone in need, was rarely seen in public without her best friend and loving husband, Joel. Cheryl enjoyed her old home in Pine City, and her time on Keuka Lake. She had a devoted love of all animals, especially newborn animals of all kinds. She cherished riding her horses, and she took great pride in her perfect penmanship. Most of all, the love she had for her family was her greatest gift. She will forever be carried in the hearts of those whom were fortunate enough to witness her love, strength, and courage. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Donald Rockwell and Reverend Betty Bement will officiate. Graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or Reins Of Hope, 339 Daniel Senker Dr., Horseheads, NY 14845.
HALPIN - PAULO, Clara A.
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, July 23, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on June 23, 1925 in Sylvania, PA to the late Andrew and Charlotte (Mahaffy) Halpin. Clara was predeceased by her son, Dominick Paulo. Survivors include her sons, Ermen (Joy) Paulo of Elmira Heights, Richard (Pansy) Paulo of Elmira, John M. Paulo of Elmira and Danny (Jean) Paulo of Elmira; daughter, Carol (Thomas) Doland of Elmira; grandchildren, Angelina Paulo, Bradley Paulo, Mary Paulo, Michael Paulo, Stacey Perkins, Danielle Paulo, Anthony Paulo, Thomas Doland, Robert Doland, Tara Doland, Tammy Nichols, Diane Paulo and Sarah Paulo; stepgrandchildren, Natalie Stalis and Cody Marshal; several great-grandchildren; brother, Burton Amey of NC; sister-in-law, Gabrielle Amey of NC; along with several nieces and nephews. Clara was a member of the America Legion Post #443 in Elmira. All services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank Southern Tier Hospice for the care that was given to Clara. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/26/2009
HANN Richard E. "Dick"
Age 68, of Rock Stream, NY, died suddenly Sunday, July 19, 2009. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (July 22) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday (July 23). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, 14837; or the American Heart Assoc. Finger Lakes Chpt., 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester, 14624. He has lived in Rock Stream since 1974, where he was the President and C.E.O. of Hann Construction, specializing in foundation waterproofing and repair. He survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy F. Hann at home; four daughters, Michelle (Pete) Thingvoll of Rock Stream, Sherrill (Kevin) Lessord of Sodus, Charlotte (Ken) Haws of Williamson, Amy (Jeff) Tomion of Brewerton; 12 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter; 3 brothers, Charles, Glenn, and Raymond Hann; 3 sisters, Marjorie Ellis, Roberta Smith, and Marion Howard; numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/21/2009
HEILMANN Henry "Hank"
Age 59, of Walnut Street, Elmira, died unexpectedly at home on July 13, 2009. Hank worked as Credit Manager for St. Joseph's Hospital for over 15 years. He will be greatly missed by his family of co-workers at St. Joseph's. He may have been a fan of the New York Mets and the New York Jets, but as Chairman of the Hospital's OPPY Committee, Hank's true love was the people he worked with at St. Joseph's. Services will be held on Friday, July 17, 2009, at the Emanual Lutheran Church, 656 Andes Road in Delhi, New York. St. Joseph's Pastoral Care Department will also schedule a local memorial service for the very near future. Memorials may be made in Hank's name to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/16/2009
HEILMANN Henry "Hank"
A Service of Remembrance and a Celebration of Life will be held for longtime St. Joseph's Hospital employee, Hank Heilmann, on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. at Saints Peter & Paul Church, 161 High Street, Elmira. Friends, family members and co-workers are invited to attend.
HUGHES - Raymond Charles Hughes, 41, of Saucier, Miss., died in a car accident on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Ray was born in Wellsboro, Sept. 6, 1969, to Anna Marie Covert Hampton of Chincoteague, Va., and Ken Warren of Saucier, Miss. Both parents were formerly of Wellsboro. He is survived by two sons, Raymond and Brandon; one daughter, Skylar; grandson, Riley, all of Fallon, Nev.; two brothers, Richard of Saucier, Miss., Ryan of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one sister, Robin Nicholson of Brandon, Fla.; and their families; grandmother, Ellen Gerow; uncle, Lewis Covert; aunts, Darlene Webster and Bernita Covert Cook; and other families in the Wellsboro area. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Flossie and Ken Warren and Verne Covert, all of Wellsboro. Funeral services were held on July 13 in Gulfport, Miss.
HUTSICK Aadin Jose
Infant son of McKenzie Hutsick and Walter Hildebrand, Jr. died
to be with papa Jose Perez on Friday, July 24, 2009. In addition to his parents; he is survived by his brother, Ronald Hutsick; grandparents, Becky Hutsick and Kevin (Jennifer) Groom; great-grandparents, Charlene Perez, Nancy Hutsick and Joseph Santulli; uncles and aunts, Larry Huyck, Alyssa Huyck, Choppy Groom, Jena Groom and Gloria Groom; special friends, Ronald Braster and Steven Peterson; special pet, Nook. Family and friends are invited to Aadin's memorial service on Wednesday, July 29th, at 2 p.m. at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/27/2009
JACOBUS - COVEY, Emma June Jacobus
Age 72, of Odessa, NY, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Schuyler Hospital. Mrs. Covey was predeceased by her husband, George Covey; her daughter, Phylis Hanmore; and her parents, John H. and Cleo (Horton) Jacobus. Emma is survived by her two sons, Keith Covey of Odessa, NY and Robert Covey of Alameda, CA; along with her sister, Shirley (Donald) McGowan of Fort Worth, TX; and brothers, John (Toni) Jacobus of Corning, NY, Scott and George Jacobus, unknown at this time; brother-in-law, William (Carole) Covey of Lakeside-Marblehead, OH; one grandchild, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Emma at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, August 3, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Odessa Fire Department, PO Box 132, Odessa, NY 14869. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/21/2009
KRATZ Ray N.
Age 73, of Galeton, PA, formerly of Austin, PA, died Saturday, August 1, 2009, at his home. Born March 19, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA, he was a son of the late Raymond H. and Harriet Kratz. He was married to the former Renee Lamont, who survives. Ray owned and operated Ray's Autos in Austin for 30 years. Surviving, besides his wife, Renee Kratz; are three sons, Raymond H. (Karen Graham) Kratz, Sinnamahoning, PA, Richard Kratz and Robert Kratz, both of Philadelphia, PA; a daughter, Yvonne (Steve) Michuck, St. Mary's, PA; two stepsons, Buddy (Deborah) McKinney, Bradford, PA, and Drew Lamont, Spain; two stepdaughters, Shelley (David) Hayes, England, and Yvette (Guy) Piaquadio, Galeton; and eight grandchildren, Tyler, Ryan, Caryn and Andrew Kratz, Benjamin Quick, Thomas, Kerry and Stephen Hayes. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galeton Library. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.
LITTLE Walter B.
of Sabinsville, PA - 71, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. Born September 17, 1937, in Westfield, PA, he was the son of Edwin E. and Ruth I. Smith Little. A 1955 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, he served honorably with the US Air Force from 1956-60. He was employed as a helicopter pilot with CNG/ Dominion for many years. Surviving are: his wife, Sharon; three sons, Mark E. (Kelly) Little, John W. (Rhonda) Little, and Michael W. (Lisa) Little, all of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; two brothers, James Little, MD of Whitley City, KY and Philip (Nancy) Little of Waco, TX; a sister, Janet (Rev. Robert) Palmer of Birmingham, AL; five aunts, Clara (Richard) Youngs of Covington, PA, Avis Houghtaling of Ulysses, PA, Wilma (Rev. Paul) Marsh of Harrison, TN, Dorothy Little of Buffalo, NY, and Wilma Smith of San Jose, CA; nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2009, in the Clymer Baptist Church, Sabinsville, PA. The Rev. Dr. Roy L. Seiders will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded at the conclusion of the funeral. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery, Presho, NY. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/15/2009 - 7/16/2009
MIDDLETON - Marie E Hyjek 65 (6/20/1944-6/30/2009) of Athens PA, died peacefully surrounded by her family in Schenectady NY on June 30, 2009. Marie is survived by her husband of 44 years Felix J Hyjek Sr. They were married September 5, 1964 in Whitehall NY. She is also survived by her daughters Ann (Mike) Fascinella of Sayre, Donna (Clay) Dudash of Waverly. Sons Felix J Jr.(Genette) Hyjek of Schenectady NY, Christopher Hyjek of Sayre, James (Wendy) Hyjek of Sayre, Jonathon Hyjek of Sayre, David Hyjek of Binghamton NY. She also is survived by 13 grand children and 2 great grand children. Also survived by her sister Emily Dydo of Clarendon, VT, and brother Clyde Middelton of Yucipa CA. There will be a memorial service held Sunday July 5,2009 at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home 225 South Main St. Athens, PA from 12-2. Any donations may be made in her name to the Pulmonary Department at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre PA Lowery Funeral Home obit.
MILLER - VANDERMARK June R.
Age 80, died Friday, July 17, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. June was born November 28, 1928 in Elmira, the daughter of the late John and Sylvia Davis Miller. She is also predeceased by her husband Ben Vandermark. June is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Margherita Vandermark of Vestal, NY with their daughter Sara; and son Ron Vandermark of Pine City. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/18/2009 - 7/19/2009
MORGAN - Agnes Brown, 93, formerly of Canton, Pa., died on Monday, July 20, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor. Born in Shunk, Pa., on Oct. 28, 1915, Agnes Irene was one of seven children born in the family of the late Daniel and Bertha (Varguson) Morgan. After graduating from Estella High School in 1931, Agnes married Chester L. Brown. Her beloved husband predeceased her on April 17, 1980. In addition to caring for her family and home, Agnes was employed by Canton's Canford Manufacturing for many years. Surviving are: her children, Eleane F. (Gale) Monroe of Coudersport, Richard A. (Joeann) Brown of Canton and Robert D. (Sally) Brown of Montoursville; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; four siblings, Vernon Morgan of Horseheads, N.Y., Duane Morgan of Breezeport, N.Y., Vivian Keiffer of Elmira, N.Y., and Arlene A. Beachle of Williamsport; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Chester, Agnes was predeceased by: an infant son, Donald E. Brown; a grandson, Kevin R. Brown; two great-grandchildren, Teresita K. Kelsar and Josh D. Brown; and two brothers, Leslie and Raymond Morgan. In keeping with Mrs. Brown's expressed wishes, services will be private. Burial will be in the Brown Cemetery in Shunk. The family will provide flowers and suggest those who wish make a memorial to Western Alliance E.M.S., PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.
MORGAN - BROWN, Agnes
Age 93, of Canton, PA, died July 20, 2009. She was the widow of Chester Brown. Surviving are children, Eleane (Gale) Monroe, Coudersport, Richard (Joeann) Brown, Canton and Robert (Sally) Brown of Montoursville; 11 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and four siblings. Mrs. Brown's wishes were that services be private at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. Burial will be in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/21/2009
MORRISON - BOYD, D. Marie Morrison McNeal
D. Marie Morrison McNeal Boyd of Elmira died July 14, 2009. She was predeceased by daughter, Lorraine Kay McNeal; father, Francis B. Morrison; mother, Erva L. (Kenyon) Morrison; brother, Francis "Deac" Morrison; husband, Clifford L. Boyd; and previous husband, Kenneth W. McNeal. Marie is survived by her daughter, Karen M. Aikman; son-in-law, Percy C. Aikman; grandson, Justin M. Aikman; and granddaughter, Cassandra M. Aikman, all of Elmira. Marie was employed at Iszard's Department Store for 19 years, beginning in the Tea Room as a waitress and advancing to buyer of the Children's Department. She graduated from Towanda High School. Marie loved fashion, playing cards and spending time with friends and family. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who gave freely to her family. She will be remembered at a Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, July 25th, at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 380 Pennsylvania Ave., where she was a longtime congregant. A reception for family and friends will be held in the parish hall immediately following the service. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to may contribute to Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Marie's memory. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/23/2009
MOULD - DANIEL, Marilyn (Mould)
Age 55, of Bowdon, GA, died April 20, 2009 after a brave battle with cancer. Marilyn was born in Wellsboro, PA. She was predeceased by her father, Fred Mould in 2004; and nephew, Michael Sprague in 2005. Survived by her loving husband, Tony; and children, Michelle, Missy, Michael and Melanie; several grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles; also her mother, Ruth Mould; sisters, Ruth Sprague and Donna Garrison; and brother, Charles Mould. Marilyn loved life, family and friends, and never gave up hope for a cure. Most of all, she loved God. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/12/2009
MYERS - Barbara Ann (Stempel) Brace died Aug. 2, 2009, at her home in North Towanda, Pa. Barbara was born on May 28, 1935, in Towanda, Pa. She was a daughter of Willard and Catherine Myers. Surviving her are: two brothers, Thomas Myers of Towanda, Pa., and Willard Myers of Waverly, N.Y.; six children, Kathleen (Stempel) and Jerome Prusack of Montrose, Pa., Laura Stempel of Nichols, N.Y., Linda (Stempel) and Calvin Willey of Towanda, Pa., G. Richard Stempel of Towanda, Pa., Jaqueline (Stempel) and Craig Wert of Rochester, N.Y., and Todd and Emily Stempel of Endicott, N.Y. Barbara greatly enjoyed her children, 18 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Barbara was a graduate of Towanda High School and was a much loved secretary in the Towanda Area Middle School. She was employed for many years as a medical transcriptionist at the Guthrie Clinic Department of Psychiatry. She was also employed by Bradco Supply in North Towanda. Barbara is predeceased by: her mother Catherine; her father Willard; the late Edward R. Brace; and three grandchildren. Her great joys in life were her family and friends. She often extended her heart and home to family and friends regardless of circumstance and conditions. She was a great inspiration to all her children and family, whom she loved dearly and unconditionally. She was always a voracious reader and loved history and poetry. She enjoyed music of all types and played piano. She showered her children with music throughout their lives. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, creating dolls, doll houses, and doll accessories and shared everything she made with her grandchildren. Barbara leaves behind a legacy of strength, determination, and high expectations of living with integrity, respect, and morality. She will be very greatly missed by all of those whose lives she so generously touched. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Barbara's family with arrangements. Memorial donations may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848 in memory of Barbara Ann Brace. 04 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
NORTON - MONACHINO, Joan E.
Of Elmira, NY. She was born in Elmira, daughter of the late Leo and Stella (Flisnick) Norton and died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Paul; children, Kylie, Patrick and Ethan, all of Elmira; siblings and their spouses, Sheila and Charles Kassay of Smithtown, NY with children, Charles and Erin Kassay and Suzanne (Matt) Pane, Stephen and Mary Norton of Schenectady, NY with daughter, Caitlin Norton, Karen and Anthony Foggia of Schenectady, NY with daughter, Amanda Foggia; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Paul and Helen Monachino; sister-in-law, Rosemarie Monachino, all of Batavia, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Cheryl and Gary Schmelzer of Depew, NY with daughter, Christine (Mike) Lopardi and their children, Alex Hammann, Christina and Maria Lopardi, Jill and Gary Schmelzer, Mary Jean and Rick DiMartino of Cuba, NY with children, Megan, Richard, Eric and Shelley; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. Joan was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and she was employed with the Horseheads Central School District at the Intermediate School for over 20 years. She loved animals and was a supporter of the SPCA. Most of all, Joan loved her family and enjoyed attending her children's activities. She loved singing to her family and pets. She always made her family laugh and will continue to do so as they think of her. She will be forever in their hearts. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass on Monday, July 27th, at 4 p.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira. A reception will follow in the Marion Center. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Joan through donations to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/24/2009 - 7/25/2009
O'DELL - In Loving Memory of Richard "Rick" V. O'Dell
Hammondsport, NY, Richard V. O'Dell, 45 years, of Morrcrest Drive, Corning, NY, passed from the arms of his loving family to the arms of his loving Lord on Saturday July 25, 2009. Rick was born December 3rd, 1963 to Richard and Carolyn O'Dell. He married Amy Sowersby May 28th, 1994 and their lives were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Megan, 12, and Camryn, 9, both students at All Saints Academy in Corning. Rick graduated from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Corning Painted Post West High School in 1982, CCC in 1985 and SUNY ESF @ Syracuse in 1987. Rick was employed at O'Shea Lumber, Cockeysville, MD prior to returning to the area. When returning to the area, he was employed with Hunt Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors and most recently with JF & JP Wenzel Contractors as a Project Manager. He was a communicant with both the All Saints Parish of Corning and the ABC Parishes. He was also a member of the Big Flats American Legion. Rick was an avid hunter and outdoorsman who loved to take his girls fishing. In addition to his parents, wife and daughters, Rick is survived by his paternal grandmother, Stella O'Dell; aunts, Lola O'Dell, Shirley Brown, Kathryn Demyan and Sheila Rose; his in-laws, Garry and Shirley Sowersby; sisters-in-law, Carol Marshall and Julie Sowersby; niece and nephew, Sara and Darryl Goodwin; nieces, Nicole Mosier and Abigail Nadzak; greatniece, Chloe Nunez; godchildren, Christopher and Alexis Durkin; lifelong friends, Steve (Jill) Durkin and Kim and Geri Havens, the entire Squires family, his extended Wenzel family and many cousins and numerous friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Mary Hotaling; maternal grandfather, Elwyn Hotaling; uncle, Skip Hotaling; paternal grandfather, Deo O'Dell; uncle, Bob O'Dell; aunt, Norma Phillip; and cousin, Gerald Rogers. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Rick's name to an Education Fund Established on behalf of his daughters, Megan and Camryn O'Dell in care of the Corning Federal Credit Union, 1 Credit Union Plaza, Corning, NY 14830. All arrangements are being entrusted to the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Addison, NY, Rev. Patrick Connor, Celebrant.
OTTAVIANO Michael J.
Age 55, Horsheads, NY, unexpectedly died
and his father on July 20th, 2009. He is preceded in death by his father, Michael C. Ottaviano and stepfather, Martin D. Waters. He is survived by his mother, Florence Waters of Horseheads, NY; daughter, Ashley E. Ottaviano of Big Flats, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Michael A. M. and Katie Ottaviano of Anchorage Alaska, Deborah A. Morales of Big Flats, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Michele A. and Jeffrey A. Ervay of Horseheads, NY; nieces, Meghan M. and Valerie S. Ervay; and nephew, Geoffrey M. Ervay of Horseheads, NY; aunt and uncle, Antoinette and Fredrick Darling of Fairport, NY; cousins, Deborah M. Frank of Syracuse, NY and Kimberly A. Darling of Penfield, NY, Tony and Barb Angelo of Elmira Heights, NY. Mike, you will be missed dearly and we all love you and will carry you in our hearts. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/23/2009
Age 60, of Pickens, SC, husband of Sheila Gilbert Reese, went home to be with the Lord on July 20, 2009. Born in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Robert James and Edna Madalyn Bull Reese of Horseheads, NY. He graduated from Horseheads High School in 1967. He attended Corning Community College and Alfred Tech in NY State. Jim was formerly employed at Civil Construction and Design and had previously owned Vistas and Valleys Realty in SC. He loved hiking, scuba diving, reading and spending time with his granddaughter, Taylor, and was a member and Elder of Redemption World Outreach Center. In additon to his wife, Sheila; he is survived by his son, Jimi Reese and wife, Dee; granddaughter, Taylor Reese, all of Corning, NY; sister, Dale Levey and husband, Bruce of Horseheads, NY, and Barbara Sebring of Lake Wales, FL; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by stepson, Mark Burke. Memorial and visitation service was held at the Redemption Center and Outreach Center by The Woodlawn Funeral Home in Greenville, SC, Friday, July 24, 2009. Funeral service and burial was at the Pine Grove (old Baptist Church) Cemetery in Pickens, SC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made payable to Mrs. Sheila Reese, 202 Hunters Ridge, Pickens, SC 29671.
ROOK - Mrs. Edna M. Finch, 91, of RR2, Box 2784, Laceyville, PA, formerly of New Era and Overton Road Apartments in Dushore, died at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda early Sunday morning, July 5, 2009. She was born in Richboro, PA on Jan. 24, 1918, the daughter of the late John and Mable FOX ROOK. Mrs. Finch was the wife of Richard L. Finch, who died in May 1966. All of her life, Mrs. Finch was a homemaker and mother for her husband and their family. In her spare time, she loved to read and watch television. She also loved the time she spent with her family and her friends. Surviving are her daughter and husband, Sally and David Robinson of Laceyville and her son, Roland Finch of New Albany. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lena Finch Jennings in May 2008 and four sons, Jesse Finch in July 2006, Landis Finch in February 1966, Roger Finch in April 1966 and Dicky Finch in 1959. Graveside memorial services will be held on Friday, July 10 at 2 p.m. at the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville, with Rev. Dave Faulkner of the Braintrim Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.
ROSE Joel A.
Age 68 of Elmira, NY died Saturday July 18th, 2009 at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy, PA. Joel was born in Corning, NY to his parents Floyd A. and Florence L. Rose. He is survived by his son, Joel F. Rose of Rensselaer, NY; daughters, Sandi Rose and Diana Harper, both of Sacramento, CA; brother, Paul L. Rose of Corning, NY and three grandchildren. It was Joel's wish that there be no funeral services. Arrangements entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/21/2009
SANDOR - John P. Sandor, Jr., 62 of 992 Town & Country Estates died unexpectedly on Friday, July 10, 2009 at home. John was born Jan. 21, 1947 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late John & Betty J. (DOUD) Sandor. He attended Troy High School and worked for 27½ years at Masonite and later with Reeves Security. He was married to the former Charlene E. WEBSTER on June 27, 1996 at Ocean City, Md. He was a former member of the Canton Fire Company and his interests included traveling, hunting, NASCAR and watching sports. He was fond of the Penn State Nittany Lions, Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees. John had the gift of gab and could always be found striking up a conversation with his many friends or strangers. Survivors include his loving wife, Charlene E. Sandor of Troy, Pa., daughters, Bonnie (Jeff Burgess) Ragan of Canton, Pa., Carla (Dean Vanderpool) Sandor of Troy, Pa,, Denise (Norman Guisewhite, Jr.) Sandor of Canton, Pa., Melissa Hadlock, of Lawrenceville, Pa., Elizabeth (Gregory) Curran of Philadelphia, PA, son, Harry Duane (Susan) Hadlock of Sayre, PA, brothers, Jerry Sandor of Big Pond, PA, Francis (Sheryl) Sandor of Wilkes Barre, PA, Phillip (Kathy) Sandor of Panama City, Fla., sisters, Kathy (Brett) Northrop of Granville Summit, PA, Rita (Harley) Mosher of Wellsboro, PA, grandchildren, Amanda, Randy, Travis, Sheila, Josh, Greg, Jennifer (Jeremy), Stephanie (Greg), Kevin, Michael, Joshua, Renee, Damian, Danielle, Dacota, Elizabeth, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and canine "Princess Mogly." His parents, a daughter Angela Sandor and canine friend "Boo Freddie", predeceased John. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West main Street, Troy, Pa. His funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with his son-in-law Gregory Curran officiating. Memorials are directed to the Bradford County Humane Society for dogs, U.S. Route 220 Ulster, Pa., 18850. 14 July 2009, Towanda Daily.
SAWYER - Richard C. Sawyer - Cocoa - Richard C. Sawyer of Cocoa, FL entered into rest Tuesday July 21, 2009. He was born in Elmira, NY and was a retired truck driver and served his country in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife Lorinda Sawyer, children, Richard C. Sawyer Jr., Sherry Talada, and Shelly Barry; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Don Sawyer. Richard was preceded in death by his son, Rusty. Family will receive friends Saturday, 2-4 p.m., followed by funeral services at 4 p.m. at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home, Cocoa.
SAWYER, Richard C.
Age 74, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on July 21, 2009 in Coco, FL. Richard is survived by his wife, Lorinda Sawyer of Coco, FL; son, Richard Sawyer Jr. and family; and also brother, Don (Beverly) Sawyer of Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/25/2009
SEAMAN - John Jack Seaman, age 67, of Morris, PA, formerly of Norristown, PA, died on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, after a long illness. Jack was born on September 23, 1941 in Norristown, PA, the son of the late Michael and Erma (Walters) Seaman. Jack is survived by his wife of 36 years, Madeline Mary (Ambrosia) Seaman. Jack was a 1959 graduate of Norristown High School, and served in the US Coast Guard. Jack was a plant superintendent for ECRI Institute, a medical research facility in Plymouth Meeting, PA, prior to his retirement in November 2002. An avid golfer, he was a member of Corey Creek Golf Club, Mansfield, PA. Jack also enjoyed hunting, fishing and pinochle. In addition to his wife, Madeline, Jack is survived by three nephews, Phillip J. Ambrosia, Samuel J. Ambrosia, Michael Ellis; a niece, Marnie Ellis Marini, and one sister, Barbara Jane Ferrall of Pittsburgh. Jack was predeceased by a sister, Lois Ellis. In keeping with Jacks wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933 is assisting the family.
SHORT William E., Jr.
Age 58, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at home after an extended illness. He was born April 1, 1951 in Endicott, NY, son of the late William E., Sr. and Josephine (Jacobs) Short. Bill is survived by his wife, Anne (VanHassent) Short; daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and John Zudoffsky; grandchildren, Tatiana and Mikhail Zudoffsky, all of Binghamton, NY; sisters and brothers, Diana Silvernail (Robbin Smith) of Windsor, NY, Vesta (Kenneth) Ives of Harpursville, NY, Phillip Short (Ann Vough) of Barton, NY, Robert Short (Madonna Herman) of Sayre, PA, Jodie Short (P.T. Blaasch) of Windham, PA; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Helen and John VanHassent of Campbell, NY; brother-in-law, J.T. (Jara) VanHassent of Knoxville, TN; aunts, Jean (Charles) Blodgett of Apalachin, NY and Ruth Mills of Binghamton, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Bill owned All Seasons Home Care in Elmira. Private services will take place at the convenience of his family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901 is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/14/2009
SMITH - Beverly Dean Newcomer, age 65, of Roaring Branch, PA, died on Friday, June 26, 2009 in The Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center, Williamsport, PA. Beverly was born on March 10, 1944 in Shunk, PA, the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Caroline C. (Bianchi) Smith. Her husband, Harold Norman Woodward predeceased her on January 4, 2008. Beverly was a homemaker who enjoyed bingo, reading, soap operas, baby sitting and her girls which were her life. Beverly is survived by four daughters, all of Roaring Branch, PA: Sally Newcomer, Carleen Newcomer, Sherry Engel, Bethann Donato; four grandchildren, several step children, nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by a son, Harold Hecky Newcomer on March 28, 2002. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church, Rt. 14, Roaring Branch, PA, with Pastor Ann Overmiller officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA.
SOPER Robert M. "Boney"
Age 70, of Route 14, Gillett, PA, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at home with his family at his side. He was born December 5, 1938 in Sayre, PA, son of the late Charles and Lillian (Crumb) Soper. He was a veteran of the US Navy from 1956 to 1959. Boney was a self-employed carpenter and had the natural talent to fix anything. His interests included carpentry work, building and racing stock cars and riding snowmobiles. Surviving are his wife, Barbara B. Soper of Gillett, PA; his children, David and Karen Soper of Redding, PA, Robyn Soper of Pennsdale, PA, Michael and Debra Banks of Gillett, PA, Robert "BJ" Soper of Carson City, NV, Richard and Deborah Banks of Denver, CO, Donald Banks of Gainesville, MO; brother, Jack Soper of FL; sisters, Sally and Phil Wood of Alba, PA, Connie Soper of Rapid City, SD, Jean and Bernie Koop of VanEtten, NY; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. His parents; a daughter, Michele Soper in 1985; and his sister, Julia predeceased Boney. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 13. 2009, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main Street, Troy, PA. His funeral with Military Honors will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. with Pastor Erik Ferguson officiating. Memorials are directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA, 18848 or to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/11/2009
STERLING John W.
A long time resident of the Caton and Pine City communities died very suddenly on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center at the age of 80. Born on September 20, 1928 in Webb Mills, John was the son of the late Oakley B. & Geraldine M. Avery Sterling. From an early age John learned the importance of hard work and applied to his dairy farm, throughout his life. He married Phyllis A. Smith on March 18, 1950 in the Webb Mills Church where they have been members for many years and also active members in the Caton United Methodist Church. In addition to farming, John was also employed by Edgecombs Carriage House and Elmira Stamping. His interests included hunting, quilting, gardening and flea markets. Surviving is his cherished family, wife of 59 years, Phyllis A. Smith Sterling; children, Rosanna (Earl "Boney") Audinwood, Bruce (Gaylene Page) Sterling, Lois Jenkins, Joseph (Lisa) Sterling, Carol (Tim) Barner and Nancy Sterling all of Caton and Pine City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren, sister, Mary Farmer, Pine City; sister-in-law, Mary Sterling, Pine City; son-in-law, Timothy Jenkins, many nieces, nephews and family friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sterling was predeceased by his brother, Gerald Sterling and brother-in-law, Harold Farmer. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday July 22, 2009 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services for Mr. Sterling will follow at 8:15 with his pastor and friend, the Reverend Beth Bouwens officiating. Interment will take place in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, at his family's convenience. Memorials may be directed to the Caton United Methodist Church, 11186 Hendy Hollow Rd. Corning, NY 14830 or the Webb Mills United Methodist Church, 1623 Pennsylvania Ave. Pine City, NY 14871 in his memory. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/20/2009 - 7/21/2009
TEEL - Robert C. Teel, 86, of Wyalusing (Lime Hill), died on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. He was born on July 11, 1922 in Springville, a son of the late Olin and Rachel (REED) Teel. On April 7, 1947, Robert married the former Pauline A. KISNER. Prior to his retirement, Bob was a self-employed contractor. He has been a resident of this area for over 30 years. Mr. Teel enjoyed his time spent woodworking and gardening. He enjoyed fishing and visiting with his neighbors. Survivors include his wife of over 62 years, Pauline Teel, at home and by his many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca and by a brother, John, Sr. There will be no services. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing. 09 July 2009, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
TRESS - BAKER, Sharon Ann
Age 54, died Saturday morning, June 27, 2009 at Baptist Medical Center in Fernandina Beach, FL. She was a native of Elmira, NY in moved to Yulee, FL in 1989. She worked for ARC and several other similar organizations and had also been employed as a teaching assistant with special needs classes. Most recently she was employed by Florida Community College at Jacksonville as a senior activities specialist. Mrs. Baker enjoyed reading, culinary art, and other forms of arts and crafts. She loved her pets and enjoyed attending renaissance fairs and Native American pow wows. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Terry Baker of Yulee, FL; a step son and daughter in law, Terry M. and Ellen Baker of Jacksonville, FL; and a brother, James Tress of Rainbow City, AL. Services will be private. Arrangements by Green Pine Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/11/2009
TYLER - On Friday, July 3, 2009, Ray Tyler of Laceyville died. Ray had been a resident of Golden Living in Tunkhannock for about a month. Raymond B. Tyler was born June 7, 1920 in West Auburn, the son of Ray O. and Pearl BENNINGER Tyler. At an early age, he moved to a small farm in South Auburn where he grew up. He graduated from Laceyville High School in 1937, and in 1939, he married Annis Grow and moved to Laceyville. Annis predeceased him in 1995. He married Mary KIMBLE in 1999 and had recently celebrated 10 years of marriage with her. His first job after high school was transporting for a rendering company. He often joked that he got 50 cents per animal, with his best day earning $2.50. He soon was hired by Whipple Brothers in Laceyville, working in the old sash mill. As a young boy, his father had given him a woodworking plane, which he loved to use. Once at Whipple’s, he soon became proficient with the tools and his love for wood blossomed. He often would do small projects of his own during their off hours. Facing a layoff at Whipple’s, he walked next door to G.L.F. (later Agway) where he was hired and worked most of his adult life. He did a variety of jobs, but the one he liked best was driving the lime spreader. Ray and Annis owned and operated the Laceyville Hardware from 1966 to 1972. Ray was well-known as a hard worker. Following retirement, he still worked whenever needed at Agway. Ray and Annis were very active in Laceyville and in politics. In the community, they did whatever was needed (from street sweeping to cutting brush, etc.) to make Laceyville a better place to live. In politics, they often went door-to-door registering voters or campaigning. Mr. Tyler was an active member of the Braintrim Baptist Church, serving as head usher and Sunday School secretary for many years. He was saved at the age of nine, under the instruction of Reuben Judson, at Sunday School. He was not only a member of the church, he lived his life using the Bible as his guide. Ray served on town council for over 28 years, as president for a term when in his 80’s. Prior to that, he was water superintendent and continued helping with the water company so long as he was able. One of his favorite hobbies was woodworking. After a full day’s work, he loved to go to his workshop. He made many, many items to be sold at the Oldest House, as well as gifts for family and friends. He made hundreds of rocking horses for children, starting with a pattern, but adding his own ideas to make a truly unique toy. When asked to make something without a pattern, he had only to be given the suggestion. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his easy-going manner, his willingness to help and his humble, godly spirit. Survivors include his beloved wife, Mary; his sons, Derwood “Woody” Tyler and wife, Tina of Greenfield, MA, Ray O. Tyler and wife, Pam of Turbotville; his daughter, Dolores “Dodi” Moncrief and husband, Steve of Bridgeton, NJ; grandchildren, Melanie and husband, Terry Miller of Barton, NY, Tara and husband, Jake Berry of Franklin, MA, Dottie and husband, Ben Cruzan of Bridgeton, NJ, Debbie and husband, Ward Bond of Bridgeton, NJ, Jennifer and husband, Chris Devore of Mansfield and Jeremy Tyler of Atlanta, GA; mother-in-law, Pearl Kimble of Rome; stepsons, Timothy and wife, Sharon Cobb of Spring Hill, Daniel and wife, Querly Cobb of Apalachin, NY and stepdaughter Kristie Cobb of Irvine, CA; five step-grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; sisters, Rhea and husband, John Bouton of Albuquerque, NM and Frances Vogt of Elizabethton, TN. Calling hours were Monday, July 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 7 at 11 a.m. Both were at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville. Interment was in the Lacey Street Cemetery. Pastor Tom Davis, Pastor Dave Faulkner and Pastor Mike Shanks officiated. The family provided flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Shepherds, 1805 15th Ave., Union Grove, WI 53182-1597 or Child Evangelism Fellowship in Tunkhannock. Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. 09 July 2009, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
WILLIAM LEE WALTZ
Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin - December 19, 1952
William L. Waltz, 72, a native of this city who transferred his residence to Seattle, Wash., 35 years ago, died at his Seattle home early Thursday morning, December 18, 1952. He had been in failing health for several months. Death came while he slept. Mr. Waltz was a member of a family long established and predominant in Williamsport. His father was Gottlieb Waltz and his mother was Fannie Randall Waltz. Before going West to represent the Travelers Insurance Co., Mr. Waltz practiced law in this city. Interested in politics here, he became the city’s youngest president of Common Council, serving prior to the enactment of the Clark Act in 1913. He is credited with having procured the undergrade crossing at Campbell St. Mr. Waltz retired from business 6 years ago. He had risen to the position of general manager of the Travelers in a northwest territory that embraced Wash., Oregon, Montana, and extended into parts of Canada. A son, William Jr. has succeeded to his father’s place. Mr. Waltz leaves his wife, the former Ann Bell Reading. Her father was the Rev. S.G.Reading, a former pastor of the Central Baptist Church and one-time chaplain of the old 12th Regiment, PA Vol. Army. Surviving Mr. Waltz in addition to his wife and son who succeeded him in business is another son, Robert who is engaged in the lumber business at Snohomish, Wash. And 5 grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother residing in this city likewise survive. They are Mrs. Carrie Ehman, Mrs. Abbie Kent, and George R. Waltz. Mr. Waltz and his wife returned from Seattle only a few weeks ago. Funeral services are to be held on Saturday morning with burial in Seattle. Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce
WELLS - Ralph L. Wells, 76, of Tunkhannock, PA, died suddenly on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at home. He was born in Sayre on Dec. 5, 1932, son of the late Leland and Mabel (VANDERPOOL) Wells. His beloved wife was the late Virginia Wells, who died on Feb. 25, 2004. Mr. Wells worked most of his life as a dairy farmer. He also worked as a landscaper and black topper. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Everyone who knew him loved him. He loved to mow lawns and did so right up to the day of his passing. He was preceded in death by brothers, Leland, Jr., Russell and Wayne and sister, Marie Moore. Surviving are five sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Diana Wells of Ephrata, Gary Wells of Tunkhannock, Randy Wells of Mehoopany, Allen Wells and David and Tina Wells, all of Jenningsville, daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Keith Ayers of Taylor; two brothers, Carl Wells of New Era and William Wells of New Albany; two sisters, Shirley Wells of Towanda and Jean Wells of Massachusetts; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and his beloved dog, Austin, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 11 at 10 a.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, with Pastor Lori Robinson, officiating. Friends called at the funeral home on Friday, July 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. 14 July 2009, Wyalusing Rcoket Courier.
WHEELER - Harold E. Wheeler of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of
Elmira. Wednesday, Apr. 13, 1949. Survived by wife, Alice;
daughter, Mrs. Warren Smith of London, Can.; sons, Arthur, Harold, and
Hersey, all of California; sisters, Mrs. R. Dewitt Stanley of Marietta,
N.Y., Miss Frances Wheeler, Mrs. Ray Walters of Branchport; brother, Thomas
B. Wheeler of Waverly. Funeral and burial were held at Long Beach.
"Harry" Harold Edward Wheeler born 07 May 1879 in Sylvania, Bradford Co,
PA was the son of Merritt T Wheeler (1843-1932) and Lydia Baldwin (1847-1919)
Harry married first Pearl and second Alice.
His Wheeler siblings are: Angie (William F Downs); Sharlet (Phillip M Lopez); Thomas B (Laura Williams); Lottie D (Herald L Packard); Laura A (Rev. R. Dewitt Stanley); Frances E; Alice T (Raymond J Walters) Submitted by Linda Ludwig Mutzer.
WILLIAMS - Irvin Harry Our beloved father, husband, brother,
and grandfather, Irvin Harry Williams died
in the spirit of the sky on June 25, 2008, after a courageous battle of heard condition, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Irvin was born in Sayre, Pa., to the parents of Harry and Rosemary WILLIAMS. He attended Union Springs Academy in New York. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy. He had been stationed in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Patuxent, Md.; Jacksonville, Fla., and over-seas. He then moved to California where he was stationed at Point Mugu. He retired as electronics technician from Fleet Readiness Center Southwest in 2008. He served over 30 years as civil service and military. Irvin enjoyed the outdoors and loved having barbecues. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. He is survived by his wife Charlotte; his daughter from his first marriage Tanya (Randy) Finnerty; his two stepchildren from a previous marriage, Daniel Carl (Karin) Bonbright and Barbara (Charles) Eichelberger; brother David (Mary) Williams; sisters Mary (John) Spencer and Betty (Tim) Oakley; grandkids Britny Sager and Daniel Allen Bonbright. A memorial/barbecue to honor Irvin will beheld at 1 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2009 at the residence of Tanya and Randy Finnerty on Saco Road in Towanda All friends and family are welcome to attend. 19 July 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
WILLIAMS - Michael S. Williams, 62, died on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Strong Memorial Hospital, surrounded by loving family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Finger Lakes Family Funeral Home, 45 High Street in Geneva. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Geneva (24 Park Place) with the Rev. James Gerling officiating. Interment will take place immediately following the service at Brookside Cemetery on Snell Road. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Micahel may be made to the Eastview Veterinary Clinic, 1260 Route 14A Penn Yan, or the American Cancer Society of Ontario County, Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057. Born in Sayre, Pa., Michael was the only son of the late Claude “Sully” and Jean (HENLEY) Williams of Waverly. He served his country in US Navy during the Vietnam War. Michael retired from the New York State Electric and Gas in 2003 after 36 years of service as resident engineer, with a BA from RIT in Rochester, N.Y. and an MBA from Syracuse University. Michael loved serving his community in various ways. He was a past board member of both the Geneva area and the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce. He great enjoyed Geneva’s family YMCA where he was a member for more than 35 years. Mike also served as past president of the IMC (International Management Council); a member of the Rotary Club of Geneva; and with his longtime love of golf, a member of the Geneva Country Club. Michael is survived by his loving and devoted wife Susan KING-Williams and her son Shawn GILTNER; his aunt Marie Jennings of Sayre; and several cousins; Susan’s mother Inez King; “brothers” Stephen (Pam), Thomas (Susan), Douglas (Lynn), and Christopher (Jeanne) and several nieces and nephews. Also his loving and longtime friends Owen and Cathy Loudin and many more loving friends. 01 August 2009, Sayre Morning Times.
WILLIAMMEE - Lillian Ruth (Williammee) Rice, 90, of Wellsboro, died Sunday, July 26, 2009.She was born July 31, 1918, in Morris, a daughter of the late Corliss and Olive Thompson Williammee. She was the wife of the late Daniel C. Rice. She enjoyed gardening, embroidery and spending time with her grandchildren. Lillian was formerly employed by Broad Acres Nursing Home for 30 years. Mrs. Rice is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, James and Fran Rice of Pickerington, Ohio, Herschel and Sherry Davies of Cocoa, Fla., Stephen and Cindy Davis of Bath; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Erway of Wellsboro, Carol Ann and Walter Leashefski of Orwigsburg; brother, Floyd Williammee of Morris; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Lillian was predeceased by a grandson, Mark Davis; sister, Doris Davis; and a brother, Corliss Williammee. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.
WRIGLEY Keith A. Sr.
89, died Tuesday, July 14th, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, NY with his family by his side. He was born June 12, 1920 in Factoryville, PA, the son of Floyd and Jessie Wrigley. He was a graduate of Factoryville High School and attended Keystone Academy. He married Marjorie Corby on September 13, 1941. Keith and Marjorie spent 60 years in Sidney, NY before moving to Fayetteville, NY in March of 2009. Keith is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marjorie; three children, Dr. Keith A. Wrigley Jr. (Mary) of Portland, OR, Kenneth D. Wrigley (Jean) of Pine City, NY, and Dr. Brenda J. Wrigley (Cathy Pontante) of Manlius, NY; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. At Keith's request, a private family service will be held Friday, July 17th, in Sidney, NY at C. H. Landers Funeral Chapel. A burial will follow in Sidney Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/17/2009
YOUNGKIN - Helen E. Jasper, age 81, of Wellsboro, PA, died Thursday,
July 2, 2009 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro.
Helen was born March 2, 1928 in Clearfield, County, Coalport, PA, a daughter
of Dean and Edith (Diehl) Youngkin. She was the widow of the late Clair
Jasper who died in 1966. Helen retired from Corning Glass in State College,
PA. She enjoyed reading, canning and crocheting. Helen is survived
by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Teresa Jasper of Wellsboro; a daughter-in-law,
Peggy Jasper of Pleasant Gap, PA; 4 grandchildren, Tracy Helen, Tammy Jasper,
Jeff Jasper and Karen Wood; 7 great grandchildren, Paige Carpenter, Sarah
Rasor, Jessica Rasor, Mason Martel, Jordan, Jacob and Jalen Jasper; a brother
and sister-in-law, Donald and Irma Youngkin of Coalport, PA; five sisters
and brothers-in-law, Sandra and Raymond Adams of Johnstown, PA, Shirley
Noel of Angola, NY, Patty Juran of Harrisburg, PA, Beverly and Gilbert
Larson of Erie, PA, and Jeannie Youngkin of Phoenix, AZ. Helen was predeceased
by her husband, Clair, a son, Jerry Jasper and a sister, Gloria Hockenberry.
In keeping with Helens wishes, there will be no public services. Burial
will be in Snyder Cemetery, Lyleville, PA. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Friends of the Green Free Library, 134 Main St., Wellsboro,
PA 16901. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments,
PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.