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.
25 years ago — 1984
Today is Sheep and Wool Day at the Troy Fair, and tonight is Country and Western Night featuring musical duo Buffalo and Brandy.
Keith Sylvester, administrator of the Bradford County Day Care Program, was named the interim director of the three-county Drug and Alcohol Commission.
It was announced that Rev. Steven Livermare, a native of Williamsport, will be a new pastor at the East Smithfield United Methodist Church.
50 years ago — 1959
Jerome B. Neiley, highly regarded Durell resident, celebrated his 90th birthday today. He is in his 12th year as justice of peace for Asylum Township and has held every township office but judge of elections and tax collector. He has lived on the same farm for 59 years, a part of a large tract owned by Moses Ellenberger 100 years ago. Mr. Neiley is a charter member of Asylum Grange and was the first master, having been chosen for that post when the grange was organized in 1918. He voted in 1890 and in every state and national election since.
Max G. Cooley of Rome, a teacher in the business education department at the Sayre Area Joint High School for the past seven years, has accepted the position of Supervisor of Student Teachers in Business Education at the Shippensburg State Teachers College.
After a kite-flying contest yesterday, the following received prizes: first kite up with 50 yards of string, Larry Elliott; second kite up, Dawn Elliott; third kite up, Patty Elliott; endurance, Tim Fairchild with a kite made by Bobby Bump; highest flyer, Tim Fairchild.
75 years ago — 1934
Celebrating his birthday today is Hon. A.C. Fanning of Towanda, Bradford County’s grand old man, who is 83 years of age today. Judge Fanning is one of the Northern Tier’s “first citizens,” respected and beloved by scores.
A popular concert by the Monroeton Community Concert Band will be presented tonight in the park in Monroeton. The program will feature a cornet duet played by Carl Mingos and Dorrance Kenyon.
It was announced today that the old South Creek Church, located near
Herrickville, which has been closed for the past 19 years, will re-open
with an all-day service on Sunday, July 29. The church has recently been
repaired and re-shingled in preparation for the re-opening.
AMES Bryron "Bill"
Age 79, formerly of Bentley Creek, PA died Thursday, July 30, 2009, in Sumter, SC. Born in Gillett, Penn., he was the son of the late Byron Ames Sr. and the late Bertha Batterson Ames. Bill was predeceased by his loving wife Evelyn and two sisters Nellie Taylor and Wilma Tischer. He was retired from American LaFrance and Durabuilt. Survivors include three sons, Donald Ames (Jennifer), Gary Ames (Christal), and Kelly Ames; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Also, sisters and brothers in-law, Mary (Ken) Beauman, Dorothy Norton, Betty Austin, Jerry (Beverly) Dickerson, and William (Linda) Dickerson. Bill had many nieces and nephews whom he cared for deeply. The family also wishes to thank Gerald and Linda Landis, who have become family to us, for all they did for both Mom and Dad. A Memorial service will be held August 8, 2009 at the Bentley Creek Westlyn Church at 11:00 AM. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/7/2009
ATEN - Mercedes A. Thompson died on Sunday, Aug. 15 at her recently adopted home in Greenville S.C. at the age of 87. Mercedes and her husband Jim (deceased) were long-time residents of St. Petersburg, Fla. where they were active in community activities, camping and the Presbyterian Church. Mercedes worked for many years as a teacher in the Pinellas County. She had earned a Master's degree in Reading from the University of South Florida. She was active in a number of capacities in Alpha Delta Kappa Women Educators Sorority, including as a State President. She was a part of the Florida Retired Educators, where she served on the Foundation Board. She was a member of the Gulfport Presbyterian Church. As a retired Army wife, she loved to travel, either as an RV camper in America or by ship or plane to other countries. She contributed much to the many organizations and people she touched in her many community and professional activities. Originally from Towanda, Pa., Mercedes is survived by her son, Eric and his wife Carol from Greenville, S.C. as well as her two grandchildren, Alicia Thompson Knudson and husband Steve of Royal Oak, Mich., and Kimberly Thompson Ferry, husband Michael, and one great-grandchild, Keegan Thompson Ferry all of St. Paul, Minn. She is also survived by her brothers Norman "Bud" Aten, Williamsport, Pa., John "Jack" Aten, Suwanee, Ga., and her sister Pamela Kieffer of Culpepper, Va. She will be remembered as a positive spirit who cherished her many friends and family. Donations in her memory should be directed to the Florida Retired Educators Foundation. 19 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
BAKER Craig A. "Bake"
"When someone you love becomes a memory....the memory becomes a treasure" - Craig A. "Bake" Baker, 47, of Vandekarr Rd., Barton, NY, died on Saturday, August 8, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Craig was born on September 27, 1961 in Waverly, NY a son of Shirley (Wright) and the late Gerald Baker. Craig was a graduate of Waverly High School, Class of 1979. During his high school years, Craig had participated in football and baseball. He also attended BOCES in Horseheads and studied welding as a trade. Craig was employed as a machinist with Synthes, Woods Machine Shop, and American LaFrance. He was a member of the Nichols Fire Department and treasured the many friends he had there. Craig truly had a great love for the outdoors and was an avid fan of NASCAR. In addition to his mother, Shirley Baker of Waverly, Craig is survived by his wife, Holly (Gray) Baker; his daughter, Mary Baker; granddaughter, Stephanie Dennison, all of Barton; aunts and uncles, Phyllis and Arthur DuBois of Coudersport, PA, Joyce Baker of Hemet, California, Janice and Thomas Savino of Elmira, Marla Decker of Waverly, NY, June McClure of Waverly, NY, Carol and John Weston of Elmira, Glenn and Linda Baker of Newnan, Georgia; his father-in-law, Thomas Gray of Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Glenn Gray of Elmira, Gary and Patricia Gray of Cayuta, NY, Terry and Karen Gray of Elmira; special friends, Duane "Gov" Perry, Kevin Campbell, Jeanie Bishop, Barb Ward and Jody Short; several nieces, nephews, and a special cousin, Brent Mitchell. Craig was predeceased by his father, Gerald Baker; uncle, Carl Baker; and his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Gray. A time of remembering the special gift Craig was to all of us will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2009, at 5 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Pastor Larry D. Jennings of the Warren Center Baptist Church officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 5 p.m. Memories and condolences may also be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Fire Dept., PO Box 334, Nichols, NY 13812, in loving memory of Craig A. "Bake" Baker.
BARFOOT The Rev. Earl F.
died Sunday evening August 9, 2009 at home in Horseheads, NY surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late James and Laura Sartwell Barfoot, Earl was born October 16, 1916 in Syracuse. Earl graduated from Syracuse University (1942), Colgate Rochester Divinity School (1948), and was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church - Central New York Conference in 1948. In 1941, Earl married Lesley Quick in Syracuse. Earl served pastorates in Methodist churches throughout Central New York: Brewerton (1941-1944), Seneca Castle (1944-1948), Newfield, Trumbull Corners, West Danby (1948-1951), Moravia, Kelloggsville (1951-1956), and Homer Avenue, Cortland (1956-1960). In 1960 he became Executive Director of Watson Homestead in Painted Post. In 1963 he was appointed Director of Stewardship and Cultivation Central New York Conference of the United Methodist Church and in 1968 moved on to positions with the General Board of Laity and later the Board of Discipleship in Evanston, IL and Nashville, TN. Following Earl's retirement in 1982, he and Lesley moved to Bethany Village in Horseheads where Earl's lifelong interest in radio led him to establish the Senior Notebook program on radio and later on television on WENY in Elmira. Earl is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lesley; sons, James (Nancy Nicholson) of Providence, RI and Paul of Syracuse; three daughters, Janice (Samuel) Stradling of Hamilton, Beatrice (Charles) Legere of Selkirk, and Jean Fuller of Fairport; 13 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren; and by Gerrit (Mei Chin) van der Wees of Bethesda, MD, an exchange student who became like a son. He was predeceased by a foster daughter, Esther Pearsall; and brothers, J. William, Frederick, and Raymond. Family and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Saturday, September 19, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. A time of fellowship will follow in the adjoining fellowship hall. Those wishing are also invited to bring a story, memory, thought or prayer to be added to a notebook that will be compiled for his family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Earl with memorials in his name to Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/12/2009 - 8/16/2009
BATEMAN Joseph Earl, Jr.
died unexpectedly Friday, July 31, 2009 at this home in Leesburg, FL. Born August 11, 1933 in Elmira, NY to Joseph Earl and Etha Edwards Bateman, Joe attended Southside High School and was employed by Remington Rand, Sperry Vickers and Unisys. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Donna Bambury Buffalin Bateman; daughters Tina Bateman, of Centerville, VA and Sherry Fleming of Southport, NY; son James Bateman of Millerton, PA; step daughters Debbie Buffalin Harris of Brandon, MS. and Cindy Buffalin Cummins of Cedar Creek, TX; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; brother John Bateman of Fort Pierce, FL; sister Mary Ellen Miles of Elmira, NY; aunt Betty Safranski of Oceanside, CA; several cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was a very special person and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Those wishing to may make memorial donations to the Life Changing Ministries, 1409 S. 14th St. Leesburg, FL 34788. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/18/2009 - 8/19/2009
BATTEN Michael Ryan
Newborn son of Caitlyn E. Haag and Joshua L. Batten went to be an angel on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. In addition to his parents Michael is survived by maternal grandmother Dawn Haag with fiancé Bill White, maternal grandfather Reed Haag, paternal grandmother Karen Sudbrink with fiancé Mark Manns; maternal great grandparents Bruce and Jeanine Dickinson; paternal great grandparents Mary and Edward Sudbrink; maternal great-great grandfather Charles F. Dickinson; paternal aunt Heather Yovanovitch; uncles, Alexander Haag, Jonathan Batten, William Batten; along with several other extended family members. Private services were held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/7/2009
BEARDSLEE William L.
Bill, age 86, went home to our Lord on June 17, 2009. He was born in Wetona, PA, on April 23, 1923, to the late William G. and Mary (Jenkins) Beardslee. Bill's first wife, Virginia Crane Beardslee Claypool, and their infant daughter, Cindy, preceded Bill in death. Bill is survived by his wife, Ann Farr Beardslee (Brooksville, FL); his daughters, Beth (Gary) Horning of Troy, PA, Carol (Rich Gardner) Welch of Canton, PA, Diane (Jay) Harkness of Gillett, PA, and Cherie (Gary) Tanner of Evan Mills, NY; along with his stepchildren, Kevin Kipferl, Kayla Peterson, Kerry Kipferl, Keith Kipferl, Kory Kipferl and Kelly Kipferl; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; also his special uncle, Mike Jenkins of Springfield, PA. Please come and share your memories of Bill Beardslee with his family on August 14, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Olde Covert Church, Armenia Mountain, Troy, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/9/2009
BEEBE Kenneth R.
Age 83 of Elmira, died Friday, August 7, 2009 at home after an extended illness. Ken was born in Elmira, the son of the late Harold and Lena Upson Beebe. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Theresa Corliss Beebe. Ken is also survived by his children, Martin R. Beebe with wife Jacqueline of Elmira Heights, Lawrence L. Beebe of Elmira, Nancy Coldiron of Horseheads, Annette Cobb with husband Mike of Elmira; grandchildren, Kristina (Paul) Naples of Horseheads, John Beebe of Winston-Salem NC, Timothy Beebe of New York City, Patricia (Joseph) Leone of Rochester, Jared Coldiron, Justine Cobb and Brian Cobb all of Elmira; great grandchildren, John Christian Beebe, Ashley and Sierra Naples. Ken was a US Army veteran of WW II. He was the owner and operator of Industrial and Domestic Electric Motors on College Ave in Elmira for 35 years. Ken was an avid boater. He especially enjoyed boating on Seneca Lake and was a member of the Watkins Glen Yacht Club. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, August 10, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A private funeral service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in Ken's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/9/2009
BROODER Mary Kathryn "Kay"
Age 61, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 3, 2009, at home. She was born on October 28, 1947 in Corning, the daughter of the late Raymond Henry and Mary Helen (Driscoll) Brooder. Kay graduated from East High School in 1965 and went on to attend Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania. Later in life, Kay participated in the Nursing Program at Corning Community College. She was employed by the Rochester Real Estate Board briefly before finding her true life calling. She devoted her life to caring for others' loved ones in their times of need. Kay worked in the home health care field for the rest of her life. Kay had a wonderful way with her elderly patients whom she considered to be family and friends, not just patients. Her special ways with the elderly will be remembered by many. Kay is survived by her sister, Jane Leisenring of Painted Post; brother, Robert (Mary Ellen) Brooder of Cary, NC; nieces, Shannon (Jon) Dumont of Mooresville, NC, Michelle (David) White of Corning, and Erin Brooder of Cary, NC; nephews, Timothy (Kim) Brooder of Charleston, SC, and Michael Brooder of Cary, NC; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Raymond H. Brooder in 1964; mother, Mary (Driscoll) Brooder in 1990; and brother, Raymond "Tim" Brooder in 1998. She was also predeceased in 1980 by one very special patient and true friend, Margaret "Moggie" Decker. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass celebrating the life of Kay will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2009, at St. Mary's Church, 155 State Street in Corning at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements by Carpenter's Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/7/2009
CARDMAN - JORDAN, Louise "Choppy"
Age 88, of Galeton, PA, died Saturday, August 15, 2009, at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born January 23, 1921, in Galeton, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Jennie (Siriani) Cardman. She was a 1939 graduate of Galeton High School. On December 13, 1947, she married Norman F. Jordan, who survive. Choppy worked at Galeton Production as a Supervisor for 32 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton, the Women of the Moose, and the Women's League of St. Bibiana's. Surviving besides her husband are a Godchild, Cathy Smith, Galeton; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Louise was predeceased by nine siblings. Friends may call at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, Galeton, on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bibiana's Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/17/2009
CARNEGIE Harold Duane "Wally"
70, of Bogota, New Jersey, died on August 14, 2009. He was formerly of Horseheads and had graduated with the Class of 1957 from Horseheads High School. He was a self-employed land surveyor and retired volunteer fireman in Bogota. He was the beloved husband of Cornelia "Connie" Carnegie (nee Ryan); and father of Deirdre Moon of River Vale, New Jersey and Ryan Carnegie of Gloucester Point, Virginia; grandfather of Zachary and Connor Moon; brother of Patricia Ostrander of Erin, New York and Dale Carnegie (deceased); and son of Harold and Martha Loomis Carnegie (both deceased). Arrangements by Petrik Funeral Home, 140 Palisade Avenue, Bogota, New Jersey. Funeral at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19th, at St. Joseph's Church, 115 E. Fort Lee Road, Bogota. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, New Jersey. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/19/2009
CARRINGTON - BAKER, Wendy G.
Age 44, of Elmira, died as a result of a home fire on Fri., July 31, 2009. She was also unexpectedly predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Baker Sr. Wendy is survived by her sons, Logan Dunn and Lawrence Baker Jr.; granddaughter, Jaidah Baker; mother, Imogene (Herbert) Carrington of CA; sisters and brothers, Peggy Naylor, Carol Butler, Michael, George and Stuart Carrington, Marie Durlin, Teri Kapple, Shari Forbis, Thomas Butler and Patricia Murphy, with their families; mother-in-law and the extended Baker family; along with several friends and co-workers at the Chemung Co. Nursing Facility, where she had been a Certified Nurses Aide for over 14 years. She was also predeceased by her brother, Dennis; and sister, Charlotte. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, from 5-6:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/7/2009
CARY - CRANDALL, Ollene L.
Ollene L. Crandall of Atwater Rd., King Ferry, died at her home on Friday, August 7, 2009, at the age of 94. Born April 5, 1915 in Waverly, NY, she was a daughter of James G. and Saloma M. (Baird) Cary. Ollene was born and grew up in Waverly. She married James L. Crandall of Horseheads, NY. They established their first home in Pine Valley, then bought a small farm in Moreland near Watkins Glen. Jim's work with the Glass Bottle Blowers union started at Thatcher Glass in Elmira. With each promotion came a transfer, first to Columbus, OH, then to Philadelphia, and finally to San Francisco, CA. They enjoyed raising their five children and were blessed with many happy years of marriage before Jim died in 1969. Ollene then moved to King Ferry, NY, where she has since been a resident. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in King Ferry, Groton Assembly of God and most recently of Faith Assembly of God in Aurora. Adamant about her independence, she maintained her own home until her final day. A petite lady with a twinkle in her eye and a wonderful sense of style, she gave herself unselfishly to her family and offered continuous love and guidance that will be dearly missed. As best said by her first grandson, Rich Welch, "She had the tiniest feet, but leaves the largest shoes to fill." In addition to her parents and husband, Ollene was preceded in death by her daughter, Sally Crandall (Richard) Welch; her brother, James Ellsworth Cary; and her sisters, Doris Sweazey and Esther Frandell. Ollene is survived by her sons, Gerald (Phyllis) Crandall of Columbus, OH, James (Cu) Crandall III of Sarasota, FL, Jeffrey (Janet) Crandall of Seattle, WA, and Stephen (Sheryl) Crandall of Sackets Harbor, NY; 12 grandchildren, including Rich Welch (Doris) of Groton, Pamela (Rodney) Parlett of King Ferry, Patricia (Robert) Bancroft of Ledyard, Amy (Mike) Yeazel of Cincinnati, Timothy (Lauren) Crandall of Minneapolis, Anthony (Angela) Crandall of Gahanna, OH, James (Phyllis) Crandall of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, Julie (Stacey) Smith of Vancouver, WA, Jonathan (Bectoria) Crandall of Avon Lake, OH, Nathan (Jessica) Crandall of Parker, CO, Alicia (Brian) Lowes of Dayton, OH, and Justin Crandall of Sackets Harbor, NY. The joy of her later years was her 28 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to World Vision, PO Box 78481, Tacoma, WA 98481; or her church, Faith Assembly, 1286 Poplar Ridge Rd, Aurora, NY 13026. Family will be present to receive friends on Friday, August 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY. A funeral service, officiated by Rev. Don DeMars, will begin at 11:00 on Saturday, August 22, at Lansing Methodist Church, Route 34B, with reception to follow. Committal will follow at West Genoa Cemetery in King Ferry. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/13/2009 - 8/15/2009
DIXON Richard F. "Dick"
Age 69, of Rte 226, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 26) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service with Military Honors will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 27) with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc. Finger Lakes Chpt., 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester 14624 or the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester 14609-5896. Richard was born April 11, 1940 in Tyrone, NY, the son of the late Albert and Flossie Birgess Dixon. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1958. On Feb. 2, 1958, in Penn Yan, NY, he married the former Helen L. Matwiejow. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962. Mr. Dixon was a Certified Welder having worked as an Iron Worker for Local #436 and then #33 out of Rochester for 25 years, retiring in 1991. "Dick" was a life member of the South Port Volunteer Fire Dept. and a former member of the Wayne American Legion Meade-Price Post 1208. An avid sportsman who loved fishing and hunting, he also enjoyed wood working, mowing lawn for his sons, Sam at Paradise Park and Randy next door. And he loved going shopping, especially at Walmart. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 51 years, Helen L. Dixon, at home; two sons, Sam (Ann) Dixon of Reading Center, Randy Dixon of Tyrone; two daughters, Cindy (Richard) Scheepsma of Tyrone, Sandra Dixon of Elkland, PA; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim (Eva) Dixon of Watkins Glen, Donnie (Kim) Dixon of Penn Yan; four sisters, Marilyn Dixon of Penn Yan, Janet Smart of Texas, Penny (Francis) Putman of Dundee, Elsie (Joe) Penaloza of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ellenora; and two brothers, Charlie and Jerry. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2009
DWYER Timothy John
Age 48, of Apalachin, died after an eleven month battle with kidney cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Tuesday, August 18, 2009. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, L. Edward Considine, Jr. He was a loving and caring husband, father, son and brother to his family, his wife, Anne; daughter and son, Caitlin and Connor, both at home; parents, Peter and Joan, Farmingdale, NY; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth and Gary Tarlov, Levittown, NY and Jennifer and Thomas Hawkins, Oyster Bay, NY; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Peter and Lisa Dwyer, South Burlington, VT and Kevin Dwyer Massapequa, NY; his mother-in-law, Teresa Considine, Elmira, NY; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Tim was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Vestal, a graduate of Holy Trinity High School, Hicksville, NY and was a proud graduate of St. Bonaventure, class of '83, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting, cherishing the many lifelong friendships and enjoyable times there. He was also a loyal and avid New York Mets fan, and will always be remembered for his kindness towards others and witty sense of humor. Tim's family wishes to thank the staff, nurses and doctors at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital for all their kind, caring compassion shown to him during his stay there. Funeral Services will be held Friday 10 a.m. from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, Thursday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Our Lady of Sorrows Capital Fund Campaign, 157 Clark Street, Vestal, NY 13850. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/19/2009
FAULKNER - John W. Faulkner, Jr., 76, of Fairview Twp., New Cumberland transitioned into eternal life Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at Golden Living Center West Shore. He was a retired production manager for the former Davis Beverage, Harrisburg: an Army veteran of the Korean War and purple heart recipient; a life member of VFW Post 7415, New Cumberland; a member of VFW Post 7530, Lower Allen Twp.; American Legion Post 420, Steelton; the 82nd Airborne Division Assn. He was an avid golfer and life of the party. Born in Canton, Bradford County, on Jan. 28, 1933, he was the son of the late John W. Sr. and Olive (BOUGHTON) Faulkner. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia J. (ZELLARS) Faulkner. Surviving are two sons, Christopher M. and wife Tammy Faulkner of Bryan, Texas and John D. Faulkner of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Julie K. and husband Bob Sersch of Dillsburg; a sister, Rosanne Morgan of Canton; seven grandchildren, Courtney and Shannan Conrad, Shawn Faulkner and Rebecca Faulkner, Jessica Faulkner, David and Justin Faulkner; a long time friend and companion, Mel Kerstettler of Mechanicsburg, and forever family friends, Ted and Jackie Spencer of Canton, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland with Chaplain Casey Hurst officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow immediately after services in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Hanover Twp. Viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Asera Care Hospice, 75 S. Houcks Rd., 101 Harrisburg, PA 17109-2835. 15 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
FAUSOLD William Martin
Age 83, died August 9, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Frances Wyckoff Fausold, and is survived by his son, Charles (Helene) Fausold of Watkins Glen; daughter, Kristina (Tucker) Edmonds of Williamsburg, VA; daughter, Helen of Dryden, NY; grandchildren, Eleanor and John Fausold of Watkins Glen; sister, Priscilla Fausold Weir of Doylestown, PA; and 5 nephews. Bill was born July 24, 1926 in Perry, NY to the late Charles D. and Eleanor Gillmor Fausold. He attended first grade in a one-room schoolhouse in Hector, NY and was descended from some of that town's earliest citizens. After graduating from high school in Manlius, NY he served with the US Army occupational forces in Japan and then earned a Bachelor's degree in economics at Gettysburg College and a Master's in education at Cortland State. Following his marriage to Frances he entered the family profession and began a 27-year career teaching 6th grade in Seneca Falls, retiring in 1982 and returning to Valois. Although teaching was his chosen vocation, he also at various times pumped gas, drove a laundry truck, sold farm equipment, worked at Sampson and Hancock Field Air Force Bases, managed a skating rink and played in the Watkins Glen Salt Band. Bill was an early member of the Valois Logan Hector Fire Company and contributed his time to a variety of community activities after retirement. He was a Mason and member of the American Legion. Known for his sense of humor, his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially on or near the shores of Seneca Lake. A memorial service will be held at the Hector Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2009. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Hector Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 96 or the VLH Fire Company, PO Box 46, both in Hector, NY, 14841. Arrangements entrusted to the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/12/2009 - 8/13/2009
FRANKLIN - Gerald (Jerry) E. Franklin, 67, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Saturday evening, Aug. 15, 2009, at home, with his loving family at his side. Jerry was born on June 28, 1942, in Sayre, Pa., son of the late Glenwood M. and Mary Steele Franklin. He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School. Jerry married Ruth Grimly of Clymer, Pa., on July 28, 1978. He worked and retired from GTE Sylvania after 34 years. In his retirement he enjoyed woodworking and making crafts. He especially loved spending time with his seven grandchildren. Jerry was a member of the Wyalusing Methodist Church, a member and past president of the Wyalusing Borough Council, and a lifetime member of the Wyalusing Fire Company. Surviving are: his loving spouse Ruth, at home; son Neil Coy of Monroeton, Pa.; daughter Crystal (Jason) Ricard Moosup of Connecticut; sister Glorianna Franklin of Canton, Pa.; brothers and sisters-in-law Paul Franklin of Canton, Pa., Robert (Jo) Franklin of Odessa, N.Y.; and Larry (Carol) Franklin of Laceyville, Pa.; grandchildren Alicia, Serena, Cheyanne, Danni, Corey, Frank, and Levi; uncle Harry Steele of Wyalusing, Pa.; as well as several nieces and a nephew. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family and are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wyalusing Fire Co., c/o Tom Miller, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Daily Review on 8/17/2009
GEE Joseph L.
Joseph L. Gee, 69, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at home. He was born on Dec. 2, 1939, in Blossburg, a son of the late Stuart and Lettie (Campbell) Gee. Joseph was a self employed mason and enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with friends and his dog, Gizz. Mr. Gee is survived by daughters, Denise L. Gee, Lisa M. Gee, both of Wellsboro, step-children, Don Sherman of Williamsport, Sheena Gossard of Florida, Billie Jean Rice of Ohio, Adam Nolan of Ohio; brothers, Gary Reese of Wellsboro, Robert Gee of Arkansas; nine grandchildren; close friends, John and Brenda, Tom L., Jimmy, Robbie, Louise, Tom S., Heather, Doc, Jack, Don H., Rita; and several nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by a son, Jon Gee. Funeral services will be private and are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to Laurel Home Health Hospice, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.
GOOD Robert W.
Age 61, a landscape architect whose clients included the Vice President's residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory and the embassies of Hungary and Israel in Washington, died July 28 at Georgetown University Hospital from the effects of a cerebral aneurysm. Mr. Good co-founded Stephenson and Good Landscape Architecture in 1983. The Alexandria firm's projects include the rehabilitation of Washington Plaza at Lake Anne Village Center in Reston; restoration of the grounds at the Jefferson Memorial; and landscaping for the Air Force One presidential fleet complex, the Loudoun campus of Northern Virginia Community College and the American Red Cross national headquarters. His firm received a number of honors for design excellence, including an award for the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building and a 2004 American Institute of Architects award for the Jesuit community residence at Georgetown University. Robert Wilson Good was born in Elmira, NY. He was the son of the late Hugh and Ruth Good of Elmira. Mr. Good received a Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University in 1971 and a Master's Degree from the University of Michigan in 1974, both in landscape architecture, and moved to Alexandria in 1980. He was a fellow of the American Association of Landscape Architects. He raced cars in his youth and turned down on opportunity to race professionally, choosing instead to go to college. In recent years, he raced his Audi S4 in autocross events sponsored by the Sports Car Club of America. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Barbara Byron of Alexandria. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2009
GOODING Robert E.
Town of Elmira Resident - Age 91, was born March 17, 1918 in Lockport, NY, and died peacefully on Saturday, August 8, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with lung cancer. His work career at Moore Business Forms spanned 35 years in various management positions. He loved to fish, play golf, work in his yard and take care of his beloved Maltese, Brandi. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Zelma (McDowell). He is survived by his four daughters, Judy Gooding, Dottie (Reidar) Tholfsen, Diana (Jerry) Ryan, all of Elmira, Linda Malara of Whitesboro, NY; six grandchildren, Paul (Ann) Beach, Julie (Artie) Nichols, Michael (Kristy) Ryan, John (Deana) Ryan, Tom (Kim) Ryan and Andrew (Tina) Malara; along with six great-grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no prior visitation. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of his family. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830; or to the SPCA Humane Society, Route # 352, Elmira, NY 14901, in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/11/2009
HALSTEAD - VIDIC, Eileen Halstead
Of Kylertown, PA, died August 20, 2009. Eileen was the daughter of Bernard and Mickey Halstead of Centerville, PA. Eileen is survived by her loving husband, Doug, whom she married in Bentley Creek, PA on June 22, 1985. Other survivors include her mother, Mickey; and mother-in-law, Norma Vidic. Eileen leaves behind three children, Jennifer (Donald) Ames, Andrew (Kia) Coughlin and Colton (Brianna) Vidic; a brother, Daniel (Marie) Halstead; sisters, Pat (Jerry) Anthony, Kathy (Dale) Schrader; sisters-in-law, Cathy Vidic, Chrissy (Paul) Walter and Lynnea Vidic. Eileen had three granddaughters and many nieces and nephews who were very special to her. The family would like to thank all those who have been such a comfort to Eileen these past months. At Eileen's request, there will be no viewing or funeral services. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the American Cancer Society at 26 S. 2nd St., Clearfield, PA 16830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/22/2009
HUNSBERGER - David W. "Hunsy" Hunsberger Jr. age 64, of Towanda, Pa. formerly of Whitemarsh Twp. died Sunday, Aug. 9, at his residence. He was a former machinist for Staudt Machines and Cardinal Industries. Mr. Hunsberger Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pa. the son of the late David and the late Lillian PEZE Hunsberger, Sr. and husband of the late Nancy (ORGANSKY) Hunsberger. Hunsy was a graduate of Plymouth Whitmarsh H.S. he enjoyed drag racing and music and traveling with his late wife Nancy who died in June of 2008. Dave loved all types of trains and enjoyed get-togethers with his family and many friends. He is survived by two daughters; Heidi Hunsberger of Norristown, Pa. and Heather Hunsberger of Norristown, Pa. two brothers; George Hunsberger of Florida and Keith Hunsberger of Lansdale, Pa. He was predeceased by his wife and by his daughter Dana, who died in February of this year. Friends may call Friday, Aug. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Lownes Funeral Home, 659 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, Pa. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Conshohocken Ambucs Special Athletic Program, P.O. Box 109, Conshohocken, PA 19428 or The American Diabetes Assn. 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Balacywd, PA 19004. 12 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
HUNT - FEELY, Bernadine M. "Bonnie"
Bernadine M. "Bonnie" Feely, 68, died Thursday, August 6, 2009, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She had taught and retired after 30 years at the Wayland-Cohocton Central School in Steuben County. Survivors include her husband, William J. Feely of Cohocton; a daughter, Amy Congdon of Canisteo; and a son, Patrick Feely of Trumansburg; one brother, William Hunt of Avoca. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday at 11:00 at the St. Pius Catholic Church in Cohocton. Memorials maybe made to the Cohocton Public Library, South Main St., Cohocton, NY 14826. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/8/2009
JAMES - Donald L. James of Meshoppen died at his home
on Saturday, Aug. 8. He was born in Kingston, Oct. 26, 1934, son
of the late William D. and Louise Troster James. He was a 1952 graduate
of Tunkhannock High School, was a Navy Veteran, and member of the Tin Can
Sailors, JP Kennedy Crewmembers Association and the Black Walnut American
Legion. Prior to enlisting in the Navy, he was employed by
the Troster Insurance Agency and after returning home from the Navy, he
was a self-employed farmer and later worked at the Bendix Corporation in
South Montrose and for Farm Credit in Tunkhannock. He retired in 1997 from
Cornell Industrial Company in Laceyville where he worked as purchasing
manager. He was a member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church and its
Church choir, and for 25 years was a member of the Belltones Gospel Trio
and Quartet. He was an avid photographer known for his slide and vocal
presentations to various church and civic organizations, and was the past
president of the Montrose Camera Club. Don was a member of Franklin Lodge
F and AM 263 of Laceyville and served as Past Master. He was a former member
of the Irem Legion of Honor and other Masonic Organizations. He was Past
Patron of Meshoppen Chapter O.E.S. 70. Surviving are his wife
of 54 years, Gail Griffith; sister-in-law, Edith James of Fairfield, N.J.;
nephews, William D. James and spouse, Jill, of Corona, Calif.; Alan J.
James and spouse, Kimberly, of Washington, N.J.; god-children Linda Gail
Eberlin Diffley of Flanders, N.J., Alan J. James of Washington, N.J. and
Barry Kloda of New York City, N.Y.; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, William D. James III; and a niece,
Linda Diane James.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, in the Jersey Hill Cemetery, Jersey Hill. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. A celebration of Don's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22 in the Meshoppen United Methodist Church with Pastor Thomas Mott and Rev. Saied Adour. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Tyler Memorial Hospital Chaplaincy Program, 660 Route 6 West, Tunkhannock, PA 18657; or to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, 15 Miner Lane, Meshoppen, PA 18630.
JONES - BIDWELL Doris Arlene (Jones)
Age 83, of Byron, MN, died Monday, August 17, 2009, at Samaritan Bethany Heights in Rochester, MN. She was born on February 19, 1926 in Vestal, NY, the daughter of Leland and Estella Jones. She graduated from Vestal High School in 1943. On February 26, 1944, she married Oscar Bidwell in Newark Valley, NY. In 1946 upon the death of her father-in-law, she and Oscar took in Oscar's four brothers to raise and in 1957 they moved to Byron, MN. Doris was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her daughter, Dawn Bidwell of Alexandria, MN; 2 sons, Keith (Tammy) Bidwell of Rochester, MN and Carroll and his significant other, Sue of Rochester, MN; 1 daughter-in-law, Diana of Monticello, MN; 7 grandchildren, Amy (Mike) Jenkins and Tony, Kelly, Rachel and Kevin, Tyler and Trevor; and 4 great-grandchildren, Jonathon, KateLynn, Sevanna and Dylan; 1 brother, Lacey (Shirley) Jones of Gouveneur, New York; 3 sisters, Reba Andrews of Oneida, NY, Sandra (Harold) Roth of Vestal, NY and Louellen Jones of Sauquoit, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, her husband, Oscar and 1 son, Bruce. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 21, 2009, at the Byron United Methodist Church (507 1st Avenue NW in Byron, MN). Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and also 1 hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Burial will be at the Byron Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Byron United Methodist Church. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901, (507) 289-3600. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/19/2009
JONES Jeffrey W.
Loving father, son, brother and uncle - Age 43, of Watkins Glen, formerly of Millerton, PA went to be with the angels very unexpectedly due to a motorcycle accident August 6, 2009. He is survived by his three sons Justin Jones of Millerton, PA, Tony Jones of Millerton, PA, Cody Jones of Watkins Glen, NY; and step daughter Katelynn Thomas of Cortland, NY; as well as his mother Joyce E. Jones of Millerton, PA; his father Orrin Gene Jones of Gillett, PA; brothers Dan (Kim) of Millerton, PA, Brian (Dolly) of Gillett, PA, Ken (Lori) of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and long time special friend Jodi. His grandparents preceded him in death. Jeff had many friends; he was a kind-hearted man who would help anyone in need. Jeff was a Corrections Officer with the New York State Department of Corrections with over 20 years of service, currently at Five Points Correctional Facility; he was looking forward to his retirement in five years. He was proud to serve his country in the Army Reserves. Jeff was an avid outdoorsman and loved riding four wheelers, camping, especially with Katina and Jeff Truesdale and spending time with his family and friends. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. The Reverend Douglas Hodge will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers, and those wishing are asked to make donations to the Cody Jones Education Fund, C/O Anthony K. Jones, 1026 Pony Hill Road, Millerton, PA 16936.
LEATHERMAN - Michael D. Leatherman, 31, of Pennsburg, previously
of Trout Run, died
on Sunday, Aug. 9. He was the husband of Carmen Ingalls Leatherman. They celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary last Sept. 1 and welcomed son, Michael Darren last December. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of life and cherished spending time with family and friends. He was a project engineer for Drug Plastics and Glass, Boyertown, for nine years. He graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor of science degree in plastics engineering. Born in Pottsville, he was the son of John Leatherman of Trout Run and the late Lena Landis Leatherman. He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church. Surviving with his wife, are son; father; brothers, Matthew and wife Heather of Carlisle, Darren of Philadelphia; maternal grandparents, Clarence and Marie Landis; paternal grandmother, Margaret Leatherman; many aunts, uncles and cousins; nieces, Eva, Emily and nephew, Landis. He was predeceased by mother; and paternal grandfather, Howard Leatherman. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14 at Franconia Mennonite Church, 613 Harleysville Pk, Telford. Family and friends are invited to call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday in the church. Interment will be in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery. The Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral Home, 20 N. Ambler St., Quakertown is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Michael Leatherman Scholarship Fund, Univest National Bank, Harleysville, Pa. 19438.
LOCKWOOD Henry C.
DANSVILLE, NY - Henry C. Lockwood, 62, best known as "Hank from the Bank", died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 12, surrounded by his family. He joins his two sons, Aaron and Peter. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 39 years, Mary, his four children, Nathan Lockwood, Johanna Lent, John Lockwood and Kate Lupoli, their respective spouses Ana, Yancy and Nick; his five grandchildren, Joseph, Cassia, Emma, Ethan and Eliot; his sisters, Rita Boyle, Roberta Haddad; brother, Jim Lockwood, and his much loved mother-in-law, Josephine Caparulo. Hank spent his life helping people; he is beloved for his kindnesses throughout the years to family, friends, colleagues and clients. Nothing was too minor for his attention. He will truly be missed by all who love him.
Private services will be held for the immediate family at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hank's favorite charity, The Jimmy Fund. Checks made payable to the Jimmy Fund can be mailed to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. Attn: Contribution Services. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/18/2009
MARAFIOTI Ms. Anna M.
Age 87, lifelong resident of Watkins Glen, died after a brief illness on Monday, August 17, 2009, with her loving family by her side. Born in Watkins Glen, NY on August 7, 1922, Anna is the daughter of the late Concetta (Crea) and Dominico Marafioti. Anna was raised and educated locally, and shortly after graduation took a position with the Bendix Corporation, from where she retired in 1975. She will be remembered as a woman of unquestionable faith with a generous and selfless personality. She truly was kind-hearted, and as a caregiver, helping others was paramount to the way she lived her life. Anna is survived by her sister, with whom she resided, Mary Marafioti; nephew, Ronald Marafioti; and nieces, Connie Malone and Maureen (Tom) Meley. Also surviving are her great-nieces and nephews, Nancy (Alex) Wier, Anthony "Tony" (Sherry) Ventra, Sr., Ann Ventra Dickinson, Santo (Sam) Ventra; as well as several great-great-nieces and nephews. Anna was predeceased by her brother, James Joseph Marafioti in 1976; and her sister, Grace M. Ventra in 2008. Friends are invited to call on Anna's family on Wednesday, August 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Watkins Glen. Her Mass of Christian Burial will take place immediately at 10:00 a.m., with Father Paul Bonacci celebrating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. For those wishing to do so, contributions in honor of Anna may be made to either the Schuyler County Hospital or to the St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/18/2009
Reinhardt Mathwig, 76, of Genesee and Bedminster, PA, died Saturday, August 15, 2009 at his home in Genesee. Surviving are: his wife, Dorothy Lauer Mathwig; sons, Ronald Mathwig of Genesee and Steven (wife Carol) Mathwig of Bedminster; a daughter, Patricia Mathwig of Sellersville; five grandchildren; and a sister, Sigrid Szukalski of Warrington. He was predeceased by a daughter, Sharon Welsh, on April 9, 2009. A gathering will be held in Bedminster. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Solomon's words for the wise at 8/15/2009
MAY - During the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, Canton native, Lynn Elwin May died quietly at Bradford County Manor. He was 78 years of age. Born in Canton Borough on May 18, 1931, he was the son of "Cricket" LaRue and Alice (RUSSELL) May. Lynn was a 1949 graduate of Canton High School and a 46-year employee of Acme Markets. He served as production manager and assistant store manager both at the original Canton Acme as well as the new story that replaced it, retiring in 1994. Lynn was married to the former Sharon WILCOX, and together they raised a son and daughter. He recognized the importance of teaching leadership skills to our youth, and served as a Boy Scout leader in Canton for several years. Lynn enjoyed fly tying and fishing and had been a member of the Canton Rod & Gun Club, as well as Trout Unlimited, serving both organizations as treasurer. He as also an avid vegetable gardener, taking pride in the fruits of his labor. Most of all, Lynn had a deep abiding faith in the Lord, sharing in the fellowship of the First Christian Church of Alba. He lived his life in accordance with his faith and drew strength from it during life's trials. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, at home; daughter Kathy (and Mike) Machmer of Granville Summit; son Steve (and Sherry) May of Zionsville, Pa.; grandchildren Deryl Machmer (and Melissa Morgan) of Canton, Michelle (and Juan) Aguilar of Union Springs, N.Y., Ryan (and Misti) Machmer of Canton, Laura, Emily and Michael May, all of Zionsville; great-grandchildren Mason Machmer and Emma Machmer, both of Canton, Andres Aguilar of Union Springs; brother Caroll (and Vicki) May of Kenton, Ohio; sister-in-law Pauline (and Bill) Swingle of Canton; brother-in-law Warren L. Wilcox of Wellsburg, N.Y. and nieces Carrie (and Ben) Magnuson of Ohio and Trisha (and Mike) Patton of Indiana. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services will follow at 3 p.m. with his pastor, Rev. Charlotte Morse, and dear friend, Pastor Jasper Smith, officiating. Contributions in Lynn's memory may be directed to the First Christian Church of Alba, P.O. Box 16, Alba, PA 16910, or the Bradford County Heritage Association, P.O. Box 265, Troy, PA 16947. 14 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
McGEARY - EVERETT, Rita Ellen
died Thursday, August 6, 2009, in her Millerton, PA, home in the care of her loving husband, Bill Everett; dear friend and caregiver, Kitty Vanderpool and Guthre Hospice following a long illness at the age of 57. Born on August 31, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of Malachy and Rose Donnelly McGeary. Rita was married to William Everett Jr. on October 16, 1997 in Southport. Rita was employed by F.M. Howell Company, Sheddens and Shepherd's Food Market. Her interests included taking care of her home and family, her dogs, crafting, gardening and attending auctions and flea markets. Surviving is her loving family, her husband, William Everett Jr. Millerton, PA; sons, Arther James (Adriane) Millard; Malachy (Rebecca) Millard, both of Chesney, SC; stepdaughters, Brooklyn and Miriah; stepsons, William (Elizabeth) Everett, Elmira and Ian Everett, Wellsburg; grandchildren, Dylan, Bronson, Brandon, Noah, Christopher; stepgrandchildren, Nick, Conner, C.J., Grace and Naveh; sisters, Rose Myhre, Theresa Birch; brothers, Thomas (Brenda) McGeary and Michael McGeary; nieces and nephews; cherished friends, including Tina Morrison and Riley Morrison and their son, Gavin. In addition to her parents, Rita was predeceased by her brothers, Kevin and Malchy McGeary; and her brother-in-law, Myhre Martine. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, August 9, 2009, between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/8/2009
MILLIMAN - BURNETT, Nancy Milliman
Nancy Milliman Burnett, 77, of Slingerlands, died August 7, 2009 at Albany Medical Center. Born in Canandaigua, NY, she graduated from Fulton High School in 1959 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1953 from Cornell University, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. Nancy first worked as a Cornell Cooperative Extension agent in Watertown, NY, then earned her teaching certificate from Russell Sage College in Albany and taught Third Grade, General Studies, at the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District. An avid reader and gardener, Nancy was a member of the Slingerlands Community Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She enjoyed traveling and spent winters in North Forty Meyers, Fla., with her beloved husband of 55 years, William C. Burnett. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Carol Bezanson (Tim Corder) of Tucson, AZ, Bob Burnett (Sue Griffin) of Slingerlands and Tom Burnett of West Sand Lake; and grandsons, Mike and Mark Burnett, of Slingerlands. She is predeceased by her parents, William B. Milliman and Alice K. Milliman; and her brother, Barry Milliman. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at Slingerlands Community United Methodist Church, 1497 Slingerlands Road. Interment will take place at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Hector Union Cemetery, Hector, NY. Family and friends are invited to call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2009 at Applebee Funeral home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. Those who wish may make donations in Nancy's memory to the Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/9/2009
MRUK Anthony T.
Age 83, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
NICKERSON - Carol F. Wilson, 49, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at her residence. Born Nov. 22, 1959, in Allentown, she was the daughter of William D. and Janice H. Heil Nickerson. Carol was self-employed as a jewelry maker and worked with mentally challenged individuals. She enjoyed jewelry making and spending time with her grandsons. In addition to her parents, Carol is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Katrina L. and Jeremy R. Keck-Nickerson of Wellsboro; two brothers, Doug Nickerson of Pennsburg, William D. Nickerson of East Greenville; two grandsons, Vincent M. Keck, Ethan A. Marble and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.
NORRIS - DAVEY, Mary Lou
Formerly of Horseheads, NY, died at her home in Franklinton, NC on Friday, August 14, 2009, at the age of 64. Born in Waverly, NY, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Alice Norris. Mary Lou was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Cliff Thompson, of Horseheads, NY. She is survived by her devoted husband, Jerry; two daughters, Janel Carroll (Michael) of Creedmoor, NC, Jennifer Allen (Paul) of Wilmington, NC; three grandchildren, Brandon and Tyler Carroll and Hannah Allen; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Donna Davey of Mansfield, PA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Robert and Phyllis Roulo of Portville, NY; loving nieces and nephews in Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania; along with several additional family members and close friends. Mary Lou and Jerry resided in Horseheads, NY most of their married life, moving to NC in 2006 to be closer to their daughters and families. Mary Lou's loving husband of 42 years, Jerry, was by her side at passing and throughout her five-year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Mary Lou worked briefly for Westinghouse, although the majority of her working career was at Broad Street School in Horseheads, NY. Mary Lou had countless qualities and her easy-going, kind personality attracted numerous friends through out her life, who she sorely missed following her move to NC. A memorial service is tentatively scheduled in Elmira, NY and will be announced at a later date. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2009
OLMSTEAD Horace Eugene
Age 75, of RR. #5, Box 5428A, Towanda, PA, died August 13, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born April 6, 1934 in Wellsboro, PA., the son of Burdette and Genevieve Taynton Olmstead. Horace was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, loved riding his motorcycles and enjoyed traveling with his wife. Together, they visited 49 states and all the Canadian provinces. He was an honorably discharged Air Force veteran and was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, PA. He is survived by his wife, Jean; sons and daughters-in- law, Timothy and Vicki Olmstead, Big Flats, NY, Barry and Dianna Olmstead, Jensen Beach, FL.; grandchildren, Joshua and Elisha, Kaitlin, Arron, Samantha, Kyle; sister, Patricia (Robert) Russell, Wellsboro, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Assn., 3001 Old Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA., 17011 or The American Cancer Soc., PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK., 73123. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2009
ORR David Cuthbert
Age 81, of 34447 Tiffany Lane, Albemarle, NC, died Friday, August 7, 2009, at his home. Born July 21, 1928 in Athens, PA, he was the son of the late James and Hallie Sallie Arnold Orr. He was educated at Elmira Free Academy, Elmira, NY, and was a retired contractor. He attended Kendalls Baptist Church and was a veteran of the US Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. He loved to garden, play cards, and do woodworking. He also loved to spend time outdoors with his family. He was married to Pauline Deery Orr, who survives him, for 59 years. Other survivors include one son, David Rodney Orr and wife, Laurie of Erin, NY; two daughters, Debora Martelli and husband, Michael of New London, NC, Pamela Gray and husband, Wayne of Locust, NC; one brother, William Orr of Elmira, NY; seven grandchildren, Christie Johnson, Heidi Hagler, Gregory Orr, Timothy Orr, Zachery Orr, Emily Orr and Margory Orr; and five great-grandchildren, David "Remi" Johnson, Alycia Hagler, Draken Hagler, Alyvia Johnson and Riley Johnson. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow on Monday, August 10, 2009, at 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Entombment will be in the Stanly Gardens of Memory Mausoleum. Memorials in David's memory may be made to Kendalls Baptist Church, 32157 Kendalls Church Road, New London, NC 28127. Stanly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
OVERHISER Lyle E. (Bucky)
Age 67, of 10538 County Route 76, Pulteney, died Saturday, August 8, 2009, at his home. He was born July 10, 1942 in Geneva, NY, the son of Byron and Eleanor DeVaney Overhiser. Bucky was a graduate of Prattsburgh Central School, he was a self-employed electrician and later worked for several years for the Taylor Wine Co. as an electrical supervisor. He always enjoyed helping others and maintained his sense of humor. He truly enjoyed spending time with his two grandsons as they were the main reason he continued to live as long as he did. Surviving are his daughter, Betty A. (Mac) Sine of Lawrenceville, PA; son, Randall Overhiser of Glendale, AZ; longtime companion, Karla Hoad of Pulteney; sister, Sarah Overhiser of Prattsburgh; brother, Francis (Judy) Overhiser of Hammondsport; grandsons, John and William Sine. He was predeceased by his sin, Charles Overhiser in 1979; and also his parents; and sister, Joan Shattuck. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., Rev. Allen Hulslander will officiate and Interment will be in Glenview Cemetery, Pulteney. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Pulteney Vol. Ambulance Corp., Pulteney, NY 14874; Home and Health Care Services, Inc., P.O. Box 250, Hornell, NY 14843; American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/10/2009
PERRY - BERTHOD, Betty (Meemaw) V. Perry
On August 11, 2009, at the age of 82, despite our efforts to keep her here, the angels took our mother (grand and great), and a "Meemaw" to many, away. She was born October 23, 1926 in Spencer, NY and moved to Golden Glow Heights as a child. There she was married and raised her five children. She moved from there, traveling to various places to include Scottsdale, AZ; Horseheads and Reading Center, NY; Aurora, CO; Ft. Walton Beach and Panama City, FL; and New Orleans, LA. She also lived in a place she referred to as "paradise" not far from her "sister," Carol Dzuiba in Roseville, PA. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Mary Rachel and Charles Wesley Perry; a dear "sister," Pat Hetherington; and her husband of 35 years, Irving Paul Berthod. She is survived by many children to include those she gave birth to: Donna (Carmine), Donnie (Debbie), Debbi Berthod, and Darcie (Jimmy) Waggle; and those she did not give birth to include: Luann Beam Morgan and Melinda Morrison; her grandchildren, by birth, Willie, Sharon, Michelle, Patrick (Sabrina), Paul, Trisha, Adam, Jamie, and Elizabeth; and by heart, all too many to mention; and her great-grandchildren, who put sparkles in her eyes, David, Alex, Riley, Brianna and Sharon's children (which she will now see watching down from heaven). She is survived by her sisters by marriage and heart, Evelyn Minsterman, Betty Lou Austin, and Nancy Rodabaugh and was "Aunt Betty" to their children, the children of the late Irene Sardo, Marcy Berthod, and the children of the Dzuiba and Hetherington families. A memorial service was held on August 14, 2009 at Brock's Hometown Funeral Home, Panama City, Florida. From there she will be cremated and her ashes placed in the care of those she loved. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2009
PIERPONT Arthur C.
Age 93, of Co. Rt. 19, Beaver Dams, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. Friends and Family may call at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, on Monday, July 27th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services for Arthur will be held at the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 28th, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Beaver Dams Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arthur was born in Chatham, Ohio on March 25, 1916, the son of the late William and Lillian Cramer Pierpont. He was a Corning Glass Works Senior Project Engineer, under the direction of the late Jim Giffen, until his retirement in February 1978. His proudest moments were his involvement with the Corning Ware and Corelle product lines. He spent many months at the Corning Pressware and Martinsburg, West Virgina Plants ensuring a quality product for Corning. Art moved his family from Newark, Ohio to Hornby, NY in 1946, finding their permanent home in Beaver Dams in February 1948. Art became a well respected member of the community, serving in many capacities on the School Board, in the Fire Company and Methodist Church. He was a 60 year member of the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church (he and Burnice joined the Beaver Dams Church together on their wedding anniversary on March 26, 1949) and was the lead male soloist in the Church Choir for most of those years. His final participation in Church was on Sunday, July 5, 2009. He was one of the five original committee members appointed at a town meeting in April 1951 to organize the Beaver Dams Volunteer Fire Company. Over the years he served the fire company in various positions including President and Vice President. Art was an avid hunter (especially moose and caribou in Alaska, pheasant hunting in Nebraska) and fisherman, king salmon in Alaska being his favorite. After his retirement, until the loss of his wife in 2006, Art and Burnice spent winters at their home in the Riverview/Ruskin, Florida area and enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Montana and Florida always coming back home to Beaver Dams each year by Mother's Day. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Burnice A. Pierpont, whom he had married on March 26, 1937. He is survived his children, Jerred A. (Carol) Pierpont, Rev. E. Richard (Elsie) Pierpont, Rosalie S. Slater, and Janet E. (David) Harvey; grandchildren, David Pierpont, Joey Pierpont, Heidi (Randy) Geiger, Lorri (Larry) Sweat, Jenifer (Deke) Johns, JoAnn (Ed) Kimble, Andy (Kerry) Pierpont, Becky Balmer (Jim Dieter), Shannon Slater, Paul (Andrenia) Harvey and Sam Harvey; many much-loved great grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations in Art's memory may be made to the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/26/2009 - 7/27/2009
REDMOND James (AKA Jimmy & Rat Gazoo)
Age 55, a resident of The Florida Keys and formerly of Odessa, NY, died unexpectedly in Miami, FL on August 9, 2009. Jimmy is survived by his mother, Marg Mann of Millport, NY; father, Denis Redmond of Montour Falls, NY; sisters, Marnie and Ron Havens of Odessa, NY and Jane and George Pyhtila of Montour Falls, NY; brothers, Denis Redmond of Brockport, NY and John Redmond of Montour Falls, NY; nieces and nephews, Heather, Matt, Tim, Kathy, Georgie, Rachel and Kacie; special friends, Randy Johnson, Bob Crippen and Tina and Chuck from the Keys. Jimmy loved his nieces and nephews, riding his Harley, and the beach. Jimmy was an Alter Boy when he was a young boy. He was a free spirit and a genuine "Wise Guy". Jimmy is now enjoying that "motorcycle ride in the sky". "Love Ya Baby". Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY on Friday, August 14, 2009, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Odessa, NY. The Rev. Paul Bonacci will officiate. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/12/2009
SALSBERRY - Chris Marie Beideman, 46, of East Lockhart Street, Sayre, died suddenly on Aug. 14, 2009. She was born on July 17, 1963, a daughter of the late Ernest and Jeanne (SMITH) Salsberry in Towanda, Pa. Chris is survived by a son, Matthew Beideman of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sisters, Kathy Brown of Jacksonville, N.Y., Colleen Ryan of New Cannan, Conn. and Judy Duffek of Endicott, N.Y.; a brother, Terry Salsberry of Athens, Pa.; and an aunt, Helen Wagner of Towanda, Pa. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends also survive. A memorial service will be held at a later date with burial in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Donations in loving memory of Chris may be made to the charity of your choice. Family and friends who wish may share memories and condolences by visiting our Web site at www.tiogapointcremation.com. Caring assistance and guidance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc. 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. 20 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
SEELEY - PITTMAN, Mary S.
Of Maple Avenue, Southport, NY died August 6, 2009 at the age of 97. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. M. Eugene Pittman on March 24, 2002. Mary was born in Marcellus, NY, daughter of the late Frank and Cora Phillips Seeley. She graduated from Syracuse Normal School and taught at Marcellus Central Schools and was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include her children, Mary Sue Duncan of Alton, NY, Harry and Sharon Pittman of Rochester, NY, Judy Pittman of Corning, NY and Betsy & Robert Solsky of West Burlington, PA, seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren. Her services are private and at the convenience of the family. Memorials are directed to the Southport Volunteer Fire Department, 1001 Carl Street, Elmira, NY, 14904 or to Southern Tier Hospice, 1175 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/8/2009
SELLECK - LOPER, Grace M.
Age 64, of Wyncoop Creek Rd., Chemung, NY, died Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Grace was born on March 23, 1945 in Athens, PA, daughter of the late Jesse and Gertrude Selleck. Grace is survived by her husband, Gerald A. Loper; daughter, Susan (Jason) Manzer of Chemung, NY; son, Todd (Penny) Loper of Chemung, NY; grandchildren, Dalton Loper and Zoe Lunduski; sister, Esther Mullen; brothers, Walter (Marilyn) Selleck, John (Lorraine) Selleck, David Selleck and Ivan Selleck; sisters-in-law, Doris (Charles) House and Linda (Francis) Bennett; brothers-in-law, Dave (Sandy) Loper and Francis (Bonnie) Loper; lifelong friend, Sharon Osburn. Grace's greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by those that knew her. It was Grace's wish that no services be held for her. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/15/2009
SHAEFER - GILL, Virginia E.
of Ulysses, PA - 76, died Friday, August 14, 2009, in her home. Born February 19, 1933 in Carlisle, PA, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Annie Keener Schaefer. She was employed by the Ox Yoke in Galeton for ten years and worked as a caregiver for the elderly. Virginia was a faithful member of the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. Surviving are: a son, Paul (Diane) Gill of Addison, NY; three daughters, Donna (Thomas) Kio of Ulysses, Freda Gill of Enola, PA, and Brenda Outman of Port Allegany, PA; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jesse (Jane) Schaefer of York, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward L. Gill; and two brothers, Darwin Schaefer and Webster Schaefer. Friends may call at the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on Tuesday, August 18th, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., with Funeral Services following at 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Harrison Valley, PA 16927. Arrangements are entrusted to the OLNEY Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2009
SHELP - ELLIOTT, Shirley M.
Age 72, of Baker Hill Road, Watkins Glen, NY (formerly of Bath, NY) died on Sunday, August 9, 2009. Shirley was born on November 1, 1936 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Floyd and Mabel Shelp. She is survived by her children, Peggy (Phillip) O'Dell of Bath, NY, Donald (April) Elliott of SeaTac, Washington and Barbara (Raymond) Martin of Watkins Glen, NY, where Shirley had been staying since her illness. She is also survived by her sisters, Virginia Willow of Hornby, NY and Marjorie (Ronald) Abbey of Beaver Valley, NY; grandchildren, Amy (Michael) Ward of Bath, NY, Steven and Matthew Elliott of SeaTac, Washington, and Anthony and Cheyenne Groves of Watkins Glen, NY; 3 step grandchildren, Clayton (Darcie) Groves of Watkins Glen, NY and William (Melissa) Groves and Christina Brown of Kansas; several great-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren and one step great-great-grandchild. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Thursday, August 13, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. followed by her funeral service at 4 p.m. The Rev. Cindy Chidsey will officiate. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/11/2009
SMITH - KNAPP, Lola
Age 93, of Watkins Glen, died on August 12, 2009. She is survived by her son, Leonard Knapp, daughter, Linda McIntyre and granddaughter, Laurel McIntyre, sister-in-law, Helen Huey, nieces Jackie Gublo, Jill Gaylord and Jane Leszyk, nephews, Bob Ormsbee, Charles Knapp, and Lee Huey, great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Leonard "Buzz" Knapp, and son-in-law, Richard McIntyre. Lola graduated from Watkins Glen High School and Geneseo College and was a teacher for 25 years, beginning at the Glen Creek one-room schoolhouse and retiring from the Watkins Glen Elementary School where she taught second grade. She was a steadfast and supportive wife and mother, a caring and thoughtful friend, and a willing and reliable community volunteer and will be dearly missed by those who knew her. Friends are invited to the First Presbyterian Church, Sixth and Decatur Street, Watkins Glen on Sunday, August 16, 2009, at 9:30 AM, where her memorial service will be held in conjunction with the regular summer Sunday worship service. A coffee hour gathering in Lola's memory will follow immediately after the church service in Fellowship Hall. Arrangements entrusted to the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/15/2009
STABLE - BOYLE, KAY F.
Age 74, of Chesterfield, VA, formerly of Lowman, NY died August 10, 2009. Kay is predeceased by her parents, William and Elizabeth Stabel, three brothers, Gary, Walter, and Charles Stabel, sister Betty Karukas, and two sons, Theodore F. Klumpe, Jr. and Alan E. Klumpe. Kay is survived by Frederick (Lorraine) Kyle, Tamara, Rosa, Roy, and Danielle Boyle, Robert (Kristi) Bunch, Jacquelyn Stabel, Myrna (Wayne) Guesman, Kathy Klumpe, and Kim Elizabeth; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, foster children and nieces and nephews, and friends whom she cared for deeply. Kay devoted her life to caring and loving foster children. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Southern Light Chapter 460. A celebration of Kay's life is scheduled for October 10, 2009, in Elmira, NY; time and place to be announced at a later date. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/15/2009 - 8/16/2009
STRAUSS John F. Sr.
Age 81, of 6400 County Rt. #100, Addison, NY, died August 14, 2009 at his home. He was born December 14, 1927, in Borden, NY, the son of Lewis and Frances Moren Strauss. John graduated from Addison Central School in 1946. He married Barbara Milinski September 15, 1951 in Elkland, PA. He was a lifelong farmer and raised foxes, beef cattle, dairy cows, miniature horses and draft horses. He was an avid hunter and owned Strauss Tree Service and was a fur buyer. He owned and operated Moren's Dress Shop in Elkland with his wife, Barbara. He was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Addison, NY, and the Andover Rod and Gun Club. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara; children, Diane (Kevin) Reed, John (Candy) Strauss, Deborah (Ken) Causer, Stephen (Diane) Strauss, Craig (Bonnie) Strauss, all of Addison, NY; 18 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Monday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Patrick Connor, offc. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Addison, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/16/2009 - 8/17/2009
STILES - DELONG, Linda Susan (Stiles) Loving Mother, Grandmother
Was born December 6, 1946 in El Paso, TX, the daughter of Edward S. and Dorothy Louise (Gage) Stiles died peacefully on Sunday, August 2, 2009, at St. Joseph's hospital at the age of 62, family and friends were by her side. Her loving father, Edward, predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved mother, Dorothy of Florida; daughter, Kelly Delong of Elmira, NY; brother, Edward (Ed) Stiles of Hollywood, FL; sister, Karen Stiles of Fort Lauderdale, FL; granddaughters, Kristina Becraft and Aubrey Becraft of Elmira, NY; nieces, Ashley Bemment of Fort Lauderdale, FL; Kimberly of Colorado; nephew, Edward (Eddie) Stiles of North Carolina. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory. Despite the many difficult circumstances that came her way, Linda possessed a "happy go lucky" attitude and brought joy and smiles to many. She always found the greatest pleasures in the simple things. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the small, close group of caregivers, friends and the staffs at St. Joseph's Hospital and Elcor Health Services for the unconditional love and care given to Linda. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/5/2009
STREETER Naomi S. (Pat)
Naomi S. Streeter, known to her relatives and friends as Patty or Pat Streeter, died in her home in Pomona, CA, in the early evening of Wednesday, August 12, 2009. Her husband, Bruce, and daughter, Lori, at her side observed as she bravely and quietly left this mortal world. Patty lost her battle with stage 4 lung cancer. Born in Sabinsville, PA, on October 1, 1945 to Wilson J. "Bill" Streeter and Winifred Jean (Kelts) Streeter, Patty grew up in rural PA and ultimately settled in California. She graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School, Westfield, PA, in 1963 and attended the Williamsport School of Commerce. Her parents predeceased her-her mother 1994 and her father 1997. Pat is survived by her husband, Bruce E. Ehresman, Pomona, CA; her brother, James C. Streeter, Westfield, PA; her daughter, Lori (Gregg) Chamberlain, Paso Robles, CA, and grandchildren Zachary, Gannon, and Gracie; her son, David K. Davis, Sedona, AZ, and grandchild Madelyn; and her son, Christopher M. Davis (Brandy), Ft. Riley, KS, and grandchildren Christopher, Jonathan, Timothy, and Michael. Plans for a memorial service are incomplete. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/20/2009
TAYLOR - Bradley Taylor, 78, of Wellsboro, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at his home. He was born June 30, 1931, in Jenkintown, the son of B.I. Taylor and Evelyn W. Taylor. Brad was a graduate of Ambler High School, Gettysburg College and Dickenson Law School. He served in the United States Air Force and then practiced law in Ambler. Brad was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro and he enjoyed singing with the Wellsboro Men's Chorus. In addition to his wife, Beth, he is survived by their five children, Steven B. Taylor, Suzanne T. Lenel, Bruce W. Taylor, Matthew P. Taylor, Michael A. Taylor; his brother, Francis W. Taylor; sister-in-law, Patricia C. Hinckle and nine grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Aug. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 South Main St., Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made in Brad's memory to Laurel Home/ Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.
TERWILLIGER - ROUSE, Doris Ruth
died unexpectedly of natural causes July 31 at her home in Kirkland, Washington. She was born May 4, 1920 in Elmira, New York to Cecile and Wyatt Terwilliger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur B. Rouse in 2004; also her sisters, Barbara Lucrelli, Joyce Polovick, Geraldine Terwilliger; and her brothers, William Terwilliger, Robert Terwilliger. She is survived by her brother, Gerald Terwilliger (Teddy); her daughter, Nancy Hull (Harry) in Seattle WA; her sons, John Rouse (Judy) of Lebanon, OH, Gerald Rouse of Redmond, WA; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of South Side High School in Elmira, NY, where she met her husband of 63 years, Arthur Rouse. Services were held August 8th in Seattle, Washington. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/9/2009
WATTS - GALPIN, Deborah Ann
died on August 11, 2009. She was born August 6, 1953 to Kenneth Watts and Shirley Watts Cady. Debbie is survived by her loving husband, Neil Jay Galpin Sr.; their three children, Lori Galpin Haner, Neil Jay Jr. and Eric Lee; her seven grandchildren, John Michael, Jacob, Dylan, Neil Jay III, Mitchell, Chelsea and Eric Lee Jr.; her mother, Shirley; her siblings, Richard (Bambi) Watts, Gerald (Joann) Watts, Kenneth (Barbara) Mannion, Donald Ennis, Darlene (Jerry) Jayne, Kimberly (Bill) Chapin, Kenneth (Venus) Watts, Kevin (Julie) Watts and Keisha (Brian) Lent; and her Aunt Elsie and Uncle Herb. Per Debbie's request, there will be no visitation and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Donations in Debbie's memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 or to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY.
Sayre, PA - 52, of State Route 414, Corning, died Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was the son of Max and Rita (McDaniel) Whitford who predeceased him. Kevin enjoyed life to the fullest and had many, many friends to prove it. It didn't matter where he went, by the time he left, he had made new friends. He enjoyed listening to country music, attending concerts or shows. He also enjoyed watching Cinderella softball but his absolute favorite was racing. It didn't matter what kind, local or national. Nascar was his passion from the time he was a young boy with Jimmy Spencer being his all time favorite and current favorites being Ryan Newman and Marcos Ambrose. In fact if you watch the Nationwide Series race from Montreal on August 29, you may just see his name on Kenny Wallace's #28 car. Kevin was a member of the VFW bowling team, the Men's Auxiliary of the VFW, Sons of the American Legion, Corning Junior Bowling Hall of Fame and the Ryan Newman Fan Club. He is survived by his sister, Maxa Whitford of Corning. He had special friends, Vicki Hoover, Paula Cook, Lisa and Harold Bitler, Judy Johnson, CC Wilson, Rodger Keenan and Dave Stalbird. Friends may gather at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning on Sunday, August 23, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with services being held at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home on Monday. Per Kevin's request, there will be a luncheon at the VFW following the services. Burial will be at Chapel Knoll Cemetery in Coopers Plains. It is also Kevin's wishes for donations to be made to BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link), Victory Junction Gang Camp, or the American Heart Association. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/22/2009
WORTHINGTON Major David P.
Major David P. Worthington, USAF, retired, 76, of 40 Wilson Way, Bath, NY, died on Saturday, August 8, 2009, at the Bath VA Hospital. He graduated from North Texas State College in Denton, Texas 1955 with a degree in business. Nearly all of Major Worthington's Air Force career was spent as a radar controller, the nearest equivalent civilian occupation is that of air traffic controller. David had overseas assignments in Japan, Germany, and South Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service during the Vietnam War where he controlled tactical fighter aircraft in support of American and South Vietnamese troops engaged with the enemy. He controlled many hundreds of helicopter missions on emergency medical evacuations from the battlefield. David held assignments at a radar site in Washington State and in Florida, where he was an instructor in the Controller School at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City. He later had duty at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He was known as an outstanding patriot. After retiring as a major in the United States Air Force he owned and operated several small grocery store chains in the Florida area. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather with a wonderful sense of humor that he retained all through his long illness with emphysema. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Marie Worthington; brother, Tom (Carolyn) Worthington; best friend, Major John (Joan) Cleary and his sons, David (Tina) and Christopher; and eight grandchildren all from Kentucky. He is also survived by his step-daughter, Sheri (Daniel) and their two children, Melinda (Kevin) and Danielle (Chris); and step-daughter, Deborah (Michael) and their two children, Eric and Kelly (Anthony); and step-son, Curtis. He is also survived by his six great-grandchildren, Spencer, Lillian, Lydia, Vanessa, Toni and Anthony. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Finger Lakes SPCA, 7315 Route 54, Bath, NY 14810. Arrangements are with Fagan's Funeral Home. A Memorial will be held this Saturday, August 15, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. for family and friends at the Lake Country Estate Clubhouse, East Washington Street Ext. Bath, NY 14810. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a prayer service and following will be Military Honors for Dave. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/11/2009
YAW Holly Kaie
Age 2, of Rock Stream, NY, joined the angels in heaven on Monday, August 17, 2009. Born August 8, 2007 in Montour Falls, NY, she leaves behind her loving family; parents, Philip C. Yaw III and mother Amy; her loving big brother, Nicholas William Yaw; maternal grandparents, Ed and Janet Osborne of Watkins Glen; paternal grandparents, Philip Yaw and Diane Soper of Corning, and Annabell and John Lutomske of Watkins Glen; great-grandmother, Bessey Osborne of Watkins Glen; great-grandfather, Harry Durtche of Watkins Glen; and several loving aunts, uncles and cousins and family friends. Family and friends are invited to the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday, from 2-4 p.m. A funeral service will be held the following day, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.; Rev. Leonard Miller will officiate. Burial will follow funeral services at the Union Cemetery of Hector, Burdett. Holly, our "Little Lady Bug," had a presence that was full of energy that lit up any room. Her big smile will be missed by everyone. Memorials in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/20/2009
? FULTZ, Lois R.
Age 82, of Dundee, died Thursday, August 20, 2009, at the Keuka Comfort Care Home, in Penn Yan, NY. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 23) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday (Aug. 24) with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2009
? WRIGHT, Barbara E.
Age 60, of Watkins Glen, died unexpectedly Monday, August 17, 2009, at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday, August 21, from 1-2 p.m.; a memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. She is survived by her children, Philip Wright of Watkins Glen, Deborah (Ferlin) Zimmerman of Watkins Glen, Melissa Personius of Trumansburg; sister, Virginia (Donald) Laterre of Dundee; six grandchildren, Juanita Wright, Shawn Wright, Marlana Hetherington, Charles and Nicholas Wright, and Adrionna Personius; two step-grandchildren, Teresa and Brittany Zimmerman; several nieces and nephews. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/19/2009