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.
BLESSIN - Cheryl (Blessin) Boston, 49, wife of Richard Boston, died in Georgia on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, following a brief illness. She was born in Chicago, Ill. on April 18, 1960 and after attending school there she moved to Sayre where she was an active member of the band boosters. She loved cooking and gardening ans is survived by her loving husband, Richard; son Al; two grandchildren, Autumn and Jared Boston of Georgia; as well as two sisters in Chicago, Ill., and numerous nieces and nephews. At the request of Cheryl there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date. 18 Sept. 2009, Sayre Morning Times.
BRYANT Franklin F. "Ted" Sr. [SRGP 05351]
82, of Galeton, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, moved on to God's care on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. A son of the late Frank and Mildred (Bailey) Bryant, he was born on March 6, 1927 in Mansfield, PA. On October 31, 1994, he married the former Marilyn T. Barnes, who survives. Frank was a Roving Manager for Armco Steel and was also a self-employed logger and farmer. In addition to being a member of the Sunderlinville Baptist Church, he enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors and had a special love for his animals, including his horses, cows and goats. Surviving besides his wife are sons, Franklin Bryant Jr., Galeton, Gary (Sue) Bryant, Wisconsin, Doug Bryant, Galeton, Donald Bryant, Galeton, and Frankie Bryant, Scranton, PA; stepchildren, Richard (Le Ann) Bryant, Missouri, Ricky (Diane), Randy, Holly and Terri Bryant, all of Galeton; a sister, Rachelle Kirkland, Florida; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans Association or to the Feed the Children Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. Published in Star-Gazette on September 11, 2009
CARSON Carolyn L.
Age 68 of Mulberry St., Montour Falls, NY died on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Carolyn was born on March 19, 1941 in Montour Falls, NY the daughter of the late LeRoy & Ida Carson and the sister of the late Roy Carson. She is survived by her brother & sister-in-law: Tom & Joyce Carson of Montour Falls, NY.; Sister-in-law: Carolyn Carson of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Nephews: Michael (Sally) Carson of Wisconsin, & Jeffrey Carson of Philadelphia, Pa.; Aunts: Verna Reynolds & Dorothy Griswald; Uncle: Lawrence McDonald along with several cousins. Carolyn was an Airline Ticket Agent for U. S. Air at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, September 11, 2009 from 6 to 8 PM with her funeral to follow at 8:00 PM with the Rev. Judy White to officiate. Burial at the convenience of the family. Published in Star-Gazette on September 11, 2009
CHURCHILL Daniel N.
Wellsboro Gazette - May 28, 1970
Dan N. Churchill, of Ithaca, N.Y. died suddenly on Saturday, May 16, 1970. He was born December 21, 1889 in Middlebury Center, the son of Chad and Elinor Baird Churchill. Surviving are wife, Vera Wilson Churchill; a son, Roland; two granddaughters, Diane and Ranae Churchill, a sister, Mrs. Florence Kelts, all of Ithaca, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. He served as Superintendent of Lake View Cemetery for many years before his retirement three years ago. The funeral was held on Tuesday, May 19th, at St. Paul M. E. Church of which he was a member. Rev. Cuman officiated and burial was in the Lake View Cemetery in Ithaca.
CICORA James A.
Died at his home, with his loving family by his side, on Sunday, September 13, 2009. Jim was born November 10, 1948 the son of the late Clyde A. and Loretta Rosinski Cicora. Jim is survived by his wife Darlene Connelly Cicora; son Derek Cicora with Alana Jamieson; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and John Sponyoe of Naples, FL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Kathleen Cicora of Troy, NY, Richard and Kathleen Cicora of Horseheads; mother-in-law Mary Ellen Connelly; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Art Connelly of Mansfield, PA, Linda and Thomas Cassetta of Elmira, Fred Connelly of Virginia Beach, VA, Benjamin and Carolyn Connelly of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his faithful companions, dogs, Farley, Rudy, & Hazel, cat Robert. Jim was a graduate of Southside High School and University of Florida in Gainseville and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam war. Jim was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fly-fishing, hunting, and his time at Seneca Lake. In following Jim's wishes private family services will be held. Those wishing may remember Jim through a donation to Guthrie Health Care Systems, Oncology Department, Sayre, PA 18840. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on September 15, 2009Continue to obituary
COLEMAN Lajuan Z.
Age 22 of Elmira, NY. He was born March 6, 1987 in Queens, NY son of Shirley (Jenkins) Coleman and Gary Coleman, Sr. and went home to be with the Lord Sunday, September 6, 2009 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY unexpectedly after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his twin sons Ryan and Jordan Steiner-Coleman and sister Syneathia Shena Coleman. He is survived by his parents Shirley Coleman of Elmira and Gary Coleman, Sr. of Tucson, AZ; daughter Myasia Rose Coleman of Elmira; brother Gary Coleman, Jr. of Elmira; fiancé Chantaya Adams of Elmira; future mother-in-law Belinda Boswell of Elmira along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Saturday, September 12th at 11 am in Resurrection Tabernacle, 954 Lake St., Elmira. Rev. Gerald Glover will officiate. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
COWBURN - CADY, Virginia M.
87, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, September 10, 2009. She was born June 11, 1922, in Ulysses, PA. On June 28, 1941, in Ulysses, she married Edmund A. Cady, who predeceased her in 1994. She was employed as a secretary by Sherwood Enterprises, Inc. and Larry's Sports Center. She also was a self-employed tax preparer and notary. Virginia was a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star #95 in Ulysses. Surviving are: a daughter, Jeannette (William) Butler of Ulysses; a son, Arnold (Melvianne) Cady of Sugarloaf Key, FL; five grandchildren, William (Shelly) Butler, Jr. of Wellsville, NY, Edward (Amanda) Butler of Ulysses, Daniel (Lisa) Butler of Butler, PA, Valerie (David) Harding of Odessa, FL, and Vicki (Allen) Roberts of Winder, GA; ten great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandsons. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, Burr and Julia Chestnut Cowburn. Friends may call Sunday, September 13th from 3:00-5:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Frank Mickle will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance or the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, Ulysses, PA 16948. Published in Star-Gazette on September 12, 2009Continue to obituary
COWBURN - TUBBS, Rose Marie "Sue"
70, of Westfield, PA, died Monday, September 14, 2009, in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born June 7, 1939, in Willing, NY. On November 20, 1957, in the Ulysses United Methodist Church, she married Dale L. Tubbs, who survives. A graduate of Northern Potter High School and the Pauldine School of Cosmetology in Elmira, NY, she was employed by Cowburn's Market and Brennan's Market in Ulysses. Surviving besides her husband, Dale, are a son, Kurt L. (JoAnna) Tubbs of State College, PA; a daughter, Tara of Cuba, NY; a granddaughter, Cheryl L. Cary of Buffalo, NY; two brothers, Rodney J. (Daphne) Cowburn of Westfield and Lawrence G. (Pam) Cowburn of Ulysses; a sister, Janice (John) Metcalf of Walworth, NY; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Clark G. and Kathryn Worden Cowburn. Friends may call Wednesday, September 16th, from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. The Rev. Deborah L. Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society specifically for ovarian cancer research or a charity of the donor's choice. Published in Star-Gazette on September 15, 2009
CUMMINGS - PETERSEN Lola C.
81, died September 3, 2009 in Akron, OH. Born in Jackson Summit, PA, she was a Registered Nurse, past worthy matron of the OES and a member of Stow Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sr., and daughter Dorothy Petersen, she is survived by daughter Nancy Sue (Steven) Petersen-Brandt, son Robert Jr. (Elizabeth) Petersen, grandchildren, Juliette and Noah Brandt and brother Marwin Ralph Cummings. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday 11 AM at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville. Interment in Tioga, PA. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Stow Presbyterian Church or the National Kidney Foundation. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/7/2009
CURRERI Concetta M. Curreri "Jetta"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF... Elmira, NY, Concetta M. "Jetta" Curreri, 89 years, formerly of East First St., Corning, NY, died Saturday, September 19, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born November 11, 1919 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Michael and Rose Dispenza Curreri. A lifetime resident of Corning, graduating from St. Mary's Catholic School and Corning Free Academy (class of 1938). Concetta was employed as an Inspector for Corning Inc., retiring in 1979 and she had received her 50 years service pin. She was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Patrick's and St. Mary's Churches, where she enjoyed being a greeter. A member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Joseph #139, she was involved with the Infant Layette Program, a member of the Diabetic Support Group, Marconi Lodge and the Flint Glass Workers Union. "Jetta" was a very generous person, loving and devoted to her family and friends. She enjoyed activities, card games and traveling. Surviving: her niece, Diana Cleary, Charles Cleary, great-nieces, Melissa (Michael) Wichtowski and Colleen (Timothy) Campbell, great-great-nieces and nephews, Allyson, Andrew and Wyatt, all of Elmira, NY; also several cousins. She was predeceased by brother, Joseph Curreri; sister, Mary (Mamie) Brownell; and nephew, David Brownell. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First Street, Corning, NY Tuesday, September 22, 2009, from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial and Committal Prayers will be held Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. Rev. John DeSocio Celebrant, St. Mary's Southside Church, Elmira, NY. Interment will be held in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in "Jetta's" name to: Holy Family Catholic Schools, 1012 Davis St., Elmira, NY 14901. Published in Star-Gazette on September 21, 2009
DAVIDSON - MCDOWELL, Christy Sue Davidson
Christy Sue Davidson McDowell, age 45, of Wellsville, NY, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 17, 2009. She lived life on her own terms and was feisty and incredibly courageous till the end. Christy was born on November 30, 1963 in Elmira, NY to Albert and Carol (Allen) Davidson Sr., Penn Yan, NY. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes in Elmira. The family moved to Fayetteville, NC, where she attended junior high and in 1978, they returned to NY, settling in Wellsville where she attended Wellsville High School. Chris loved anything Harley Davidson, going to yard sales, the Buffalo Bills, Bud Lite, happy hour with her friends, blue jeans, flannel shirts and country music. But most of all, she deeply loved her children and her family. In addition to her parents, Christy is survived by her husband, George McDowell of Wellsville; grandmother, Mildred Allen (Nan) of Charlottesville, VA; children, Lindsay (Eric) Robak of Bolivar, NY, Haley McDowell and George (Geo) McDowell of Wellsville, NY; stepdaughter, Jennifer Beckwith; grandchildren, Lily and Ally Robak of Bolivar, NY; brother, Albert (Emily) Davidson Jr. of Denver, CO and Canandaigua, NY; sister, Tamara (Tami) (Scott) Bluett of Hammondsport, NY; nieces and nephews, Todd (Steph) Green of Rochester, NY, Kaitlin Gostley of Wellsville, NY, J. Kyle Gostley of Alfred, NY, Jordan Davidson, Madison Davidson and Jack Davidson of Mendon, NY; former sister-in-law, Ann Chaffee; aunts and uncles, Floyd (Butch) and Arletta Allen Jr. of Corning, NY and Sharon Allen of Charlottesville, VA; cousins and their spouses, Tim, Lisa, Michele, Jeff, Jodi, John and her favorite cousin and helping angel, Kelley Willett of Waverly, NY. Thanks go to Sandy for being a caring friend and companion. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours at J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 W. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895 on Saturday, September 26, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; a memorial service follows for loved ones. Christy wanted us to celebrate her life. Those who loved her are invited to share memories and good times at a reception at the Moose Lodge, 242 Maple Ave., Wellsville, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Donations may be made to a scholarship fund for Haley and Geo McDowell, Christy's children. Envelopes will be available at the services or send in care of Tami Bluett, 8446 County Route 87, Hammondsport, NY 14840. Published in Star-Gazette on September 20, 2009
DEYOUNG Robert P. "Bob" Sr.
Age 64, of 41 Lake St., Hammondsport, died Sunday evening (September 13, 2009) at Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath. Born in South Holland, IL on October 25, 1944, he was the son of Paul and Anna (Mossell) DeYoung. Bob grew up in the Suburbs of Chicago and was a graduate of Bremen Community High School in Midlothian, IL. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving during the Viet Nam era. While living in the Chicago area, Bob had been employed as Transportation Manager for Chicago Land area. He moved to Lindley, NY in 1985 where he owned and operated a saw mill. Over the years, he resided in several locations, including Elmira and Big Flats, moving to Hammondsport about three months ago. Bob was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting, especially goose and duck hunting. He was a member of the American Legion. Surviving are two daughters, Christine Mancini of Corning and Susan (Bob) Hall of Painted Post; one son, Robert (Rachel Wood) DeYoung of Bath; one sister, Phyllis VanMilligan of Beecher, IL; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. At Bob's request there will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bath VA Medical Center Chapel, Bath, NY. Arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on September 18, 2009
DISCENZA Joseph John Jr.
80, of Watkins Glen, New York, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at Schuyler Hospital with daughter, Ginny and granddaughter, Hollie by his side. Joseph was born October 3, 1928, the son of the late Joseph J. and Rose Salvatore Discenza. He was predeceased by his brother, Perry (Pat) Discenza; sons-in-law, William Pastore and John Yeager. He was also predeceased by brothers-in-law, Anthony (Murph) Schimizzi, Richard Eschler, and Harold Barnes. Joseph is survived by his wife of 58 years, Catherine Schimizzi Discenza; daughters, Virginia Yeager, Jacqueline Pastore, and Patricia (Robert) Nelk; granddaughter, Hollie Heath (Clint Kellogg); and grandchildren, Joseph, Emma, and Anthony Nelk. He is also survived by brother-in-law, Dominick (Carol) Schimizzi; sisters-in-law, Mary Rose Eschler, Josephine Barnes, Nona Schimizzi; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joseph served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and MP in the U.S. Army; was employed for 34 years at Westinghouse and 25 years as a part-time Watkins Glen police officer. Joe was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He had the ability to bring out the best in his daughters, and he always encouraged and supported them. Joe enjoyed hunting and woodworking, making several items his family treasures. His greatest pleasure was his grandchildren and he enjoyed spending time with them in his workshop. Following Joseph's wishes, there will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen on Saturday, September 19, at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home. The family gratefully declines flowers as they will provide their own. Those wishing may remember Joseph by making a donation to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, POB 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891; or Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance, POB 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. The family extends thanks to Doctors Borzell and Cummings for their care and compassion in treating Joseph. Joe's girls (wife, daughters, granddaughter) are eternally grateful for the angels at Schuyler Hospital in the ER, ICU, and Med-Surg units who treated Joe with the utmost kindness and compassion while respecting his wish to die with dignity. Published in Star-Gazette from September 17 to September 18, 2009.
DOLAN Altha R.
Of Elmira, NY - Age 92, died on Saturday, September 6, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a lengthy illness. A native of Utica, NY, she spent her final retirement years in Elmira, but for most of her adult life lived in Japan, the Washington, DC area and Meritt Island, Florida. Her brother, William E. Dolan and his wife, Marie, as well as her niece, Laura Jessick and family and her nephew, Mark Dolan and his family, survive her. After cremation, burial will take place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Utica, NY at a time convenient for her family. There will be no calling hours locally. Please omit flowers. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira/Southport, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/7/2009 - 9/8/2009
DUNHAM - John H. Dunham Sr., 81, of Waverly, died Sunday, Sept. 13 at ElderWood Nursing Facility in Waverly. Born May 6, 1928 in Montour Falls, N.Y., he was the son of the late Kenneth and Bernice (STATES) Dunham and husband of Mary Theresa (FEADECK) Dunham. John was a lifelong resident of the Valley. He retired from Grand Union Supermarkets, where he worked as a truck driver. John’s true passion in life was driving. He is survived by: his son and daughter-in-law, John H. (Joyce) DUNHAM Jr.; his three grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Josephine, and Jessica, all of Lima, Ohio; and his other family members, Herb (Dori) DUNHAM, Millerton, Pa., Kay (Walter) Webb, Empire Grove, Maine, Mary Congdon, Millerton, Agnes Eden, Horseheads, and Jacqueline Wickham of Schuyler County. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 16 at noon at St. James Blessed Trinity Parish in Waverly. Arrangements are with Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. 16 Sept. 2009, Sayre Morning Times.
EAGAN - TEDONE, Catherine (Eagan)
Rochester: Sept. 10 2009. Peacefully went to the Lord. Age 90. Predeceased by husband, Michael; and grandson, Jonathan. Loving Mother and Grandmother. Survived by sons, Thomas (Mary Ann), George (Julie), Joseph (Deborah) and Timothy (Michele); nine grandchildren; godchildren, Timothy and Corrine; many nieces and nephews. She volunteered at the VA Hospitals for many years, was past President of the Knights of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary Ladies Council #178. She was a member and past President of the Ladies Catholic War Veterans. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Andrew's Church. She was a part owner of T.H. Marrion Monuments and was a member of the Class of 1938 Mercy High School. Calling Sunday 1-5 p.m. at Falvo Funeral Home, 1395 N. Goodman St. Funeral Monday, 9 a.m., from the Funeral Home and 9:30 at St. Andrew's Church. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on September 12, 2009
EDDY Kelven R.
Age 48, of Louisburg, NC, died suddenly September 1, 2009. Kelven grew up in Covington, PA, where he attended North Penn High School, Class of 1980. He then joined the United States Marine Corps and served our country for four years. He was a very talented floral designer for over 25 years. He was a dependable employee at Flowers by Henry. Kelven is survived by his parents, Elizabeth (Deroy) Seibert of Inverness, FL and Ivan (Jane) Eddy, Sr. of Beaver Dams, NY; his children, Shawnna (Ben) Huber, Melissa Eddy, Jeffrey Eddy, and Kasey Eddy, along with their mother, Sandra Neese; siblings, Kristal (Tom) Herrick, Keith Eddy, Teresa (Ed) Smith, Edward (April) Bollinger, Dianna (Evan) Chrzan, Michael Seibert, Bonnie Purvis, Jane Cook, Sherri (Gordon) Swarthout; grandchildren, Erin, Hailey, Sara, and Ben Huber; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth Eddy and Ivan Eddy Jr. Memorial gifts may be sent to a trust fund in his name at Union Bank and Trust in Louisburg, NC. Published in Star-Gazette on September 20, 2009
EGAN - MERRY Jean M.
Age 93 of Tower Hill Road Sanbornton, NH died peacefully on Friday August 21, 2009 at Mountain Ridge in Franklin, NH. Jean's life began and ended in New England. She was born Jean Marie Egan in Holyoke, MA, on September 22, 1915, but lived most of her life in Horseheads, New York, raising her family and supporting her husband Harold Merry. Jean and Harold moved from Syracuse, NY, to Horseheads in 1939, where her husband's career evolved from high school teacher, to high school principal, and finally to Superintendent of the Horseheads Central School District. Many reading these words will remember that Jean maintained a low public profile, but was always a powerful "woman behind the man." Jean was also the mother of Marlea, who taught elementary school in Big Flats, NY, prior to her premature death from a chronic illness at age 40 in 1977. Her son Martin became a physician and practiced internal medicine in Elmira from 1973 to 1981. Martin moved to New Hampshire in 1981 to begin a career of consulting and teaching in health care quality and systems re-design which he maintains to the present day. Following her husband's death in 1975, Jean created a courageous and exemplary life. She was a constant as a spirited "senior sister" to her 3 siblings, Donald Egan, Barbara Lyon, and Gordon Egan, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Brothers Donald and Gordon have predeceased her. During the 1980s, she frequently visited and looked after her grandsons Michael and Angus Merry in New Hampshire, and often entertained them during their summer visits to Horseheads. She became a very special and beloved "Gramma" to them. In 2006 Jean moved from Horseheads to Sanbornton, NH, to be near her son, Dr. Martin Merry and his wife, Elizabeth, her grandsons, and their families who were so loved by her. She was there welcomed by the congregation of the Sanbornton Congregational/United Church of Christ, whose pastor and members instantly embraced her and made her a true part of this community. Her happiest moments were visits from her great-grandchildren, Reese, Brayden and Luna, children of her beloved Mike and Nicole Merry and Angus and Michelle Merry. She is survived also by her sister Barbara, and many nephews, nieces and cousins who share the sadness at the passing of a lady who was so deeply special to us all. Jean's life will be celebrated at memorial services at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at 1 PM on Saturday October 3, 2009, followed by a private interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa, NY next to her mother, husband and daughter. Those wishing may make donations in her memory to the charity of their choice. Published in Star-Gazette on September 13, 2009
ELLINGTON - Linda Dickerson Hicks died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, after a long and courageous battle. She was born Sept. 12, the daughter of Lewis and Virginia Ellington. She was a loving wife to David Hicks. She was a dedicated mother of three daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly (Steven), Pamela (Rick), Laura (Alex). She was a precious Nana to Kyle, Justin, Jamie, Rachel, Jonathan, Arianna and Madeline. She brought a special light to this world and will be greatly missed. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from September 17 to September 29, 2009
FERRY Frederick L., Sr.
Age 80, of Watkins Glen, NY, died Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Fred was born in Watkins Glen, NY on April 18, 1929, the son of the late Anthony and Nellie Specchio Ferry. Fred worked for 47 years for Central Asphalt and retired from Suit Kote in Watkins Glen. He was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church. He was also a Life Member for 46 years of the BPOE Watkins Glen Lodge #1546 where he was the past Elk of the Year for 1970-1971. He served for over 60 years as a member of the Watkins Glen Volunteer Fire Company. Fred was an avid outdoor sportsman, gardener, Yankees fan and a very proud American. Fred is survived by his daughter, Joyce A. Ferry of Willseyville, NY; brother, Anthony J. Ferry Jr. of Watkins Glen; sisters-in-laws, Mary Rose (William) Cherock of Watkins Glen, Josephine Miller of Torrance, CA, and Anita Mikkelson of Sierra Vista, AZ; brother-in-law, Albert (Dorothy) Frank of Los Angles, CA; special friend, Anna Franklin; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special animal companions, Mr. Pete and Annie M. In addition to his parents, Fred was predeceased by his wife, Viola M. "Yola" Ferry on August 2, 2004; and his son, Frederick L. Ferry Jr. on August 8, 1992. At Fred's request, there will be no prior calling hours. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 18th, 2009, at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen with Father Paul Bonacci officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Memorials may be made in Fred's name to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY; the Watkins Glen Volunteer Fire Dept., 201 N. Perry St, PO Box 429, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, or to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. Published in Star-Gazette on September 16, 2009
FRANKLIN - Rose Ann Dean, 69, resident of San Jacinto, Calif., for 14 years, died Sept. 7, 2009, at Hemet Valley Medical Center. Rose was born in Towanda, Pa. She was a counselor with California Family Life Center and served in the Women's Army Corp (WAC) of the U.S. Army. Rose was a member of Community of Christ Church and was on the board of directors for the La Vista Women's Recovery Center. She is survived by: her daughters, Cynthia Byrd of Virginia Beach, Va., and Tina Rector of Santa Barbara, Calif.; sons Ray Rector of Los Angeles, Calif., Doug Rector of Titusville, Fla., and Todd Rector of Palmer, Alaska; brothers Donnie Franklin of Hampton, Ga., and Lee Franklin of Birmingham, Ala.; sister Louise Stern of Eatontown, N.J.; and grandchildren Linda Dillon and Scott Dillon, both of Virginia Beach, Va. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2009, at the Community of Christ Church in San Jacinto, Calif. 12 September 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
FROGER - Maria G. VanSoelen, 84, formerly of Haledon, N.J., and Sayre, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa. Maria was born in Amsterdam, Holland, on April 6, 1925, the daughter of the late Jan Froger and Anna ONCLIN Froger. She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Adrian and JoAnn VanSoelen of Ulster RR 2, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law Anne Marie and Mark DaPelo of Vineland, N.J.; grandchildren Adrianna and Paul; step-grandsons Raymond and Charles; brother Jan Froger of Amsterdam, Holland; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henk VanSoelen, on Sept. 17, 2002. Funeral services will be private: there are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Maria's family with arrangements. 02 Sept. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
GARELLE Bernie L
6/5/47 - 9/3/09, A memorial service will be held at North Chemung United Methodist Church, N. Chemung Rd, Breesport, Saturday, September 19, 2009, 10:30 a.m., Pastor Anne Mowery will be officiating. Published in Star-Gazette on September 17, 2009
GERLITZ - Anne Marie McPherson, of Boca Raton, Fla., died Aug. 20 after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Chris McPherson. Daughter of Margaret POLT, Honesdale, and William Goerlitz, Pleasant Mount, Anne Marie was a graduate of Western Wayne High School and received her degree in business administration from Elmira College. She began her career as a bank teller in Towanda and went on to become a branch manager. She relocated to Columbia, Md., where she managed several banks. She was a caring mother and an outgoing and loving person with a gift for making people laugh. Her passion in life was collecting antiques, and she had a flair for interior decorating with her treasures. She also loved to travel and made trips to Spain, Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. Also surviving are two sons, Bryan and Christopher Wojcak; two sisters, Susan Conte and Samantha O'Heren; several nieces and nephews. She enjoyed an especially close relationship with her niece, Sara Goerlitz. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Goerlitz Jr. Donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Three-Day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 01 Sept. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
GORDON - Joann McIntire, 66, of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, Pa., died on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital. Joann was born on Nov. 14, 1942, in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of Pauline (DOUGHERTY) Gordon. On Jan. 26, 1963, in Jacksonville, N.C., she married Joseph MCINTIRE. Joann is survived by: her loving and devoted husband Joseph MCINTIRE; her children Joseph (Karren) MCINTIRE Jr. of Tamaqua, Pa., Julie (Samuel) JORDON of New Albany, Pa., Jacqueline ADAMS of Michigan, Jim McIntire of Shavers Town, Pa., Jeffery (Laura) MCINTIRE of New Albany, Pa., and Jennifer MCINTIRE of Waverly, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many siblings, nieces, nephews, and special friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of her life at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at the Sullivan Terrace Apartments in Dushore. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, Pa. 06 Sept. 2009, Towanda Daily Review
HENCK - PROSPERI Eunice Henck
Age 78, formerly of Hector, NY, died Thursday, September 17, 2009, in Dunn Loring, Virginia. Friends and family are invited to call Friday, September 25, 2009, from 6 -8 pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home at 212 East Fourth Street, Watkins Glen, NY. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 26, 2009 (her 56th wedding anniversary), at the Hector Presbyterian Church, Route 414, Hector, NY. Eunice was predeceased by her loving husband, Lloyd E. Prosperi, and is survived by her daughters Joy (James) Murray, of Canton, Ma., Patricia A. Prosperi, of Alexandria, Va., her sons Timothy (Rita) Prosperi, of Fairport, New York, and Daniel Prosperi, of San Diego, Ca., and her much beloved grandchildren, Audrey, Angela, Andrew, and Jenna, as well as her sisters Ruth Reitz, Grace Reiter, Emily Hoover, and her brothers Dr. Samuel Henck, and Robert Henck. Mrs. Prosperi was a resident of the Town of Hector for thirty-five years, and attended the Hector Presbyterian Church and was a member of the church choir. Mrs. Prosperi was a minister's wife, a kindergarten teacher in Burdett and Watkins Glen, a Sunday School teacher, a Hector columnist, the author of "Martha Remembered," a gardener, an avid reader, and often volunteered for many causes in the community. Mrs. Prosperi volunteered at the Hector library, was a member of the League of Women Voters, was the Co-Chairperson with her husband of the Schuyler County United Way Campaign in 1996, was the Co-Chairperson with her husband of the Schuyler County American Cancer Society Campaign for a year, assisted in bringing Hospice Care to Schuyler County, and worked with her husband on the committee for Hector's Smith Park, which was dear to her heart. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to The Hector Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 96, Hector, New York 14841. Published in Star-Gazette on September 20, 2009
HINES Daniel F. "Boone"
Age 28, of Watkins Glen, NY, died Thursday, Sept. 3, after a 5 month illness. Boone was born May 19, 1981 in Ithaca, a son of Frederick G. Hines and the late Jane Maricle Hines. Prior be becoming ill on April 7, 2009, Boone was a self employed satellite dish installer. Boone was a member of the Watkins Glen Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife, Josephine Perkins Hines; his 9 month old son, Caleb John Hines; his brother, George Hines; and a sister, Shannon Hines, all of Watkins Glen. Also surviving are his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dave and Kathy Perkins of Freeville; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home. Burial will be private in Millport Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, NY. Memorials may be directed to his family at 2801 Irelandville Road, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/7/2009
HOLOCEK - James C. III
Age 79, formerly of Elmira Hgts., NY died 9/14/09 in Zypher Hills, Florida. He is survived by his children, Shirlee (Phil) Kwasney, David & Timmy all of Elmira, James C IV, Tammy, Tracy, Terry, Randy, Charles, Kim & Madison of Florida and special friend Susan Sellers also from Florida. (9 grandchildren), 3 sisters, Ruth Holocek, Doris Wheeler and Beverly Hayes. He was predeceased by his mother & father, Violet & James C. Holocek II and sister, Marion Jones. He owned and operated Holocek Roofing for 25 years before retiring to Zypher Hills, Florida. A service will be held at the Whitfield Funeral Home in Zypher Hills on 9/17/09 1-3 pm. Those wishing may make donations to Hospice in his memory. Published in Star-Gazette on September 17, 2009
HUNTER - PENDLETON Martha H.
Age 71, of Eagles Mere, PA, died on Monday, September 14, 2009, at the Geisinger Medical Center after a short illness. Martha was born in Elmira, NY on June 19, 1938, a daughter of the late James P. and Mildred Crist Hunter. She graduated from the MacDuffie School in Springfield, MA and Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT. Martha married Newton G. Pendleton on June 27, 1959. Martha was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was blessed to live in her favorite place, Eagles Mere, where she enjoyed her game of bridge, the beach, and her many friends. Surviving are her spouse, Newton; her son, Newton G. Pendleton III (Tripp) and his wife, Katrine, their children, Henry and Anne; her daughter, Sara P. Funk and her husband, Brian and their children, Ted and Rob; three sisters, Mary Florence Reed, Elmira, NY, Alice Weeman, Elmira, NY, and Rebecca Sager of Naples, FL; a brother, J. Philip Hunter, of Elmira, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 18th, 2009, at the Eagles Mere Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John H. Clark, officiating. Interment will be in the Eagles Mere Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and request that Memorial Contributions be sent to the Eagles Mere Foundation, PO Box 402, Eagles Mere, PA 17731-0402. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore, PA. Published in Star-Gazette on September 16, 2009Continue to obituary
JELLIFF - Carol J. Montanye, 84, of 9771 Fancher Drive, died Monday, July 27, 2009, in her home. She was born on Feb. 6, 1925, in Barto, Pa., a daughter of Elton and Mildred ROBBINS Jelliff. She married Deyo W. Montanye who predeceased her on March 20, 2004. She was a member of the Houghton Wesleyan Church and Gideons International. She taught in Bentley Creek, Pa., and at a navy base in Puerto Rico. She also taught remedial reading in Arkport, Greenwood, and at Rushford Central School. Surviving are: her children, Anita (Ken) Carr, Dale Montanye of Ithaca, Cynthia (Loren) Gibson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Nathan (Brenda) Montanye of Caneadea; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anne (Lee) Harkness of E. Smithfield, Pa., and Cleora Young of Bentley Creek, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son-in-law, David Baird. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, in the Houghton Wesleyan Church and burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Houghton. If desired, memorials may be sent to: Houghton Academy or Gideons International. 02 Sept. 2009, Towanda Daily Review
JUESCHKE Paul Robert
of Wilmington - 65, died Saturday, September 12, 2009. Paul was the son of Fern Jueschke and the late Norman F. Jueschke. Survivors also include two daughters, Robin Smith and husband, Nathan of Wilmington, Beth Jueschke of Atlanta, GA; a brother, Carl Jueschke of CA; two sisters, Barbara Cornell of PA, Martha Friedman of CO; and two grandchildren, Noah Paul and Aaron Nathan Smith. Paul loved sailing and visiting our National Parks. After his retirement as an engineer at Corning, Paul enjoyed teaching at Laney High School. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at Coble Ward-Smith Oleander Chapel. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church, to include a viewing one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church. Published in Star-Gazette on September 15, 2009
KARR - Eugene I. "Huey" Karr, 81, formerly of Monroeton, Pa., died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa. Eugene was born in West Chester, Pa., on Aug. 13, 1928, the son of the late David Karr and Helen DAVIS Karr. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. Eugene was a self-employed carpenter in the West Chester, Pa., area for many years. He loved hunting, fishing, playing league pool and was a member of the Towanda Gun Club. Surviving are: his children, Stephen, Joy and Diane Karr; sisters Louise McAnnula of West Chester, Pa., and Edna Taylor of West Burlington, Pa.; brother Leon Karr of Florida; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Green Mount Cemetery, West Chester, Pa. There are no calling hours. 14 September 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
Age 79 of Elmira, NY died Saturday, September 12, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. Edward was predeceased by his wife Robbie Lue in 2008; nieces Betty Jean March, Ethel Hayes and Robbie Vaughns. He is survived by his sister Rosie of Dallas, TX; nephew Arthur March, Sr. of FL; goddaughter Marpessa Ross-Toro of Elmira; godson John (Vip) Harriel of Miami, FL along with a host of nieces and nephews. Edward served his country in the Korean War. After his service was completed, Edward was employed by Arnot Ogden Medical Center, one of his many employers, prior to joining Lin Care, Inc. before his retirement. Edward enjoyed watching daytime soap operas and playing the NYS Lottery. At his family's request there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to his funeral service on Thursday, September 17th at 11 am in St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church, 402 Sullivan St., Elmira. Rev. Johnny Vaughns will officiate. Interment will follow in Bath National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in Star-Gazette on September 16, 2009
KILBURNE Jack Keith
Age 68 of Gibsonton, FL, died September 10, 2009 at his home. He was born October 28, 1940 in Elkland, PA, son of Herman (Peno) Sr. and Frances (Dates) Kilburne. He enjoyed dancing and bowling and was a member of the Elmira Heights Volunteer Fire Dept. in 1971-72. He is predeceased by his wife, Frances Ettenberger Kilburne and son, Russell Kilburne and has surviving children, Dawn, Sheldon and Jackie Jr. Jack has 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Jack had 4 brothers, Dale of Kentucky, Herman Jr. (Peno, deceased) PA and Roger, Wellsboro, PA; he had 6 sisters, Arlene Kilburne (deceased), Onalee Bliss (deceased, Gertrude Tripp (deceased), Betty Kilburne, Erie, PA, Priscella Morgan, Tioga, PA and Patricia Gunderman of Elmira, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on September 17, 2009
KINSLEY - Christopher A. Kinsley, 30, of Sayre, Pa., died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was born on Nov. 30, 1978, a son of Morris A. Kinsley Jr. and Jean A. (WARFLE) Kinsley. Chris enjoyed his time spent fishing and hunting. He leaves surviving: his parents, Morris A. Jr. and Jean Kinsley, at home; a brother, Morris (Rebecca) Kinsley III of Sayre, Pa.; a sister, Janae (Scott) Jennings of Sayre, Pa.; a special aunt, Linda Warfle of Standing Stone, Pa; nephews Devin Hubert and Austin Hopson; God-nephew Lucas Adams; God-niece Sabrina Foster; and by his several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by: his paternal grandfather Morris Kinsley Sr.; maternal grandmother Elizabeth Kinsley; maternal grandfather Robert Warfle; maternal grandmother Ruth Warfle; nephew Dustin Jennings; and a special uncle, Charles Warfle. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Blackall, pastor, officiating. Friends and family are invited to call at the funeral home at noon until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, 367 East Street Road, Trevose, PA 19052, in memory of Christopher Kinsley. 08 Sept. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
LAMPHERE - Nancy K. Graham, 66 of West Union Street, Mount Gilead, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 15, 2009, at her residence. She was born on Nov. 6, 1942, in Towanda, Pa., to the late James W. and Anna M. (NORTHRUP) Lamphere. Nancy was a graduate of Towanda High School and had served in the U.S. Army. Nancy spent many years caring for children as a day care provider and was affectionately known to all as "Grandma." Nancy was a loving and caring mother who devoted her life to her family. Nancy was also the matriarch of her family and enjoyed bringing the family together on a regular basis to celebrate the love shared for one another. Survivors include: her six children, Maureen Graham, Marsha Ames, Maurice (Tammy) Graham Jr., Matthew (Robyn) Graham and Monica (Gary) Waugh, all of Mt. Gilead, and Melanie (Rob) Snyder of Edison; son-in-law Jim Ames; nine grandchildren, Sarah and Audrey Ames, Troy, Tressa and Travis Snyder, Maurissa Graham, Gavin and Mallory Graham and Natalie Waugh; a great-granddaughter, Baylee Snyder; and five siblings, Barbara Martin, Phyllis Sparbanie, James (Marlene) Lamphere, Connie (Bob) Brown and Linda Lamphere, and sister-in-law, Lynette Lamphere, all of Pennsylvania. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by: two brothers, John and Donald Lamphere; sister-in-law Delta Lamphere; and nephews Donald Lamphere Jr. and George W. Brown. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Gompf Funeral Home, or from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, prior to the funeral service, which will be held beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider The American Cancer Society or Hospice Morrow County. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.gompffh.com. 16 Sept. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
LANDON Robert Edward
Spencerport, NY: September 12, 2009 at the age of 89. Born in Piqua, Ohio on September 5, 1920. Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Irene E. (Doud) Landon; daughters, Terri Landon of Macedon, NY and Nancy Mack of Carrollton, TX; grandchildren, Gregory Mack and Susan Mack of Carrollton, TX. He served in the US Navy during World War II and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Robert's funeral services were held privately and he was interred in Fairfield Cemetery in Spencerport, NY on September 16, 2009. Arrangements entrusted to Walker Brothers Co. Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on September 20, 2009
LANG - RYSZYTIWSKYJ Patricia "Patty" Gail
Patricia "Patty" Gail Ryszytiwskyj died on September 9, 2009 in Corning, NY. Patty was born on December 6, 1951 in New York City, and spent a brief period of time in Atlanta, GA and parts of Virginia before moving to Corning in 1977. Patty is survived by her loving husband, William Ryszytiwskyj; daughter, Monica Ryszytiwskyj and fiancé, Peter Infante of Rochester, NY; mother, Lillian Lang of Sanford, NC; sister, Peggy Connelly of Sanford, NC; nieces, Jennifer, Jaclyn, Kate, Christine, Steven and Julie; and longtime dear friends, Teresa Norsky and Linda Gardner. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Lang; uncle, William A. Colon, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Henry Connelly. Patty was a beloved, wife, mother, sister, and friend who lit up any room she was in with her laughter. She was fiercely loyal to her family and friends, whose lives she enriched through her kindness, humor, support, wisdom, and strength. She had a talent for always finding the best in people and seeing their potential, even when they couldn't. Her support and encouragement saw us through many difficult and challenging times; her enthusiasm and ability to dream made even average experiences exciting ones. She took pride in showing her appreciation when someone touched her life, and in nurturing both new and lifelong relationships with her many friends and relatives. She had a unique gift for identifying needs in our lives and doing whatever she could to fill them and make us whole. Her husband of 37 years, "her Billy," was the love of her life. Their love for one another was, and always will be, unwavering. Patty often said that being a mother was her most significant accomplishment, and the one of which she was most proud. The lessons she taught and values she instilled in her daughter largely shaped the person she is today. She retired from her career in real estate at Prudential Ambrose & Shoemaker in August 2007. She was the first recipient of the Teresa Mallette Award for Integrity in Real Estate, and was an exemplary Realtor and colleague throughout her 13 years of service. Patty was a devout Roman Catholic, and she faithfully lived the values of the Church. We know that she is in God's hands, and will continue to pray for her soul. Her stories, love, and passion for life will live on in our hearts forever. "What so the memory which was once so bright, be now forever taken from my sight, though nothing can bring back the hour of the splendor in the grass, the glory of the flower, I shall grieve not, but rather find strength in what remains behind." A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 12th, at St. Mary's Church, 244 Sunset Drive in Corning, NY. Friends may visit from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11th, at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First Street in Corning, NY. Burial will follow at the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Hamptonburgh, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the All Saints Parish Mass for the Homebound, 222 Dodge Avenue in Corning. Published in Star-Gazette on September 11, 2009
LEONARD Richard O. (Dickie)
Age 55, of Montour Falls, NY, died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 17, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Linda (DeGraw) Marsh Leonard; daughter, Carrie Lee Leonard of Elmira, NY; two grandsons and granddaughter, Adrianna Hakes; stepchildren, Brandy (Andy) Hakes of Hornby, NY, Derrick Marsh of Cayuta, NY and Ryan Brown of Montour Falls, NY; brother, Robert (Sheila) Leonard of Rochester, NY; sisters, Ro (Chris) Buchanan of Montour Falls, NY, Grace (Robert) Thomas of Lowman, NY; sister-in-law, Carol Leonard of Montour Falls, NY; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins; and predeceased by his brother, Hoss Leonard. Dickie loved to ride his motorcycle and loved his dog, Sheba. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, September 21, 2009, between the hours of 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. His funeral and committal service will be held following calling at 4 p.m. The Rev. George Norton will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or to the American Cancer Society , 1316 College Ave., Suite 2, Elmira, NY 14901 in his name.
Published in Star-Gazette on September 19, 2009
LOOP James R.
Passed Wednesday, September 16, 2009, age 84, in Cincinnati, OH. Beloved father of Joshua Loop, cherished grandfather of Evianna Grace Loop. Services were private. Published in Star-Gazette on September 18, 2009
LUTZ - Edward "This I will remember, when the rest of life is through: the finest thing I've ever done is simply loving you" Edward H. Lutz, 70, of 520 Maple St., Sayre died unexpectedly on Saturday August 22, 2009 at his loving home. Edward was born on March 14, 1939 in Sayre, Pa. the son of the late Harry and Jane FOX Lutz. Edward was a member of the U.S. Marines, former Sayre Fire Chief, former commander of the VFW Post 1536, and a member of Sayre Elks Lodge 1148. He retired from the Ingersol Rand after 42 years. He loved spending winter's at Myrtle Beach with his "Snugs". He is survived by the love of his life of 48 years wife Dema SOULE whom he married on July 11, 1961. Children Terri, Sherrie, and Michael. Grandchildren; Kristin, Dylan, Konner, Kaylie, Austin, Heather, and Ashlyn; great grandson Freedom. Brother and sister-in-law Tom and Sherry Lutz of Wappinger Falls, NY. To honor Edward's wishes there will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Edward's name can be made to: Sayre V.F.W. Post 1536 932 W. Lockhart St. Sayre, Pa. 18840. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY. Blauvelt Funeral Home obit.
MAYNARD - DICKINSON, Betty Irlene (Maynard)
Age 81, of Gillett, PA died on Monday, September 14, 2009, at the Troy Hospital. She was the loving wife of Howard D. "Danny" Dickinson of Gillett. The couple had 37 happy years together. Betty was born on October 26, 1927 in Gillett, daughter of the late Harry S. and Nellie May (Perry) Maynard. She was an egg processor of Kingsley's Chicken Farm in East Smithfield. Betty was a member of the South Creek Ambulance and the Eastern Milk Producers Associations. She was and avid horsewoman and loved to take walks. Betty is survived by her loving husband, Danny; her rabbit and two guinea pigs; her sister-in-law, Charlotte Hanes of Angelic, NY; and several dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother. Services will be held at a later date. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
MEACHAM Paul Michael "Mike"
Age 59, of Erin, NY, died very unexpectedly, Thursday, September 3, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mike was born November 2, 1949, in Ft. Worth, TX, the son of the late Fred and Edna Bishop Meacham. He is survived by the love of his life, Karen Hollister Meacham; 4 legged "kids", Pumpkin & Cubby; sister and brother-in-law, Paula J. and Charles Gill of Monument, CO; cousin Bobbi Harmon Murdoch Steele of Dallas, TX, with husband Omer; close friends, Steve and Nancy Lyons of Rochester, with their children, Max, Brennan, & Daniella. Mike was raised in the small town of Burleson, TX where he played the clarinet in the Burleson High School Band. He graduated from Burleson in 1967, continued his education at University of Texas at Arlington, graduating cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. Mike served in the Army National Guard for 2 years. While in Texas, Mike enjoyed mentoring teens in the Junior Achievement program. The Atlanta Braves, Dallas Cowboys, Arkansas Razorbacks, and virtually every sport on the planet, drew his support, or ire. Mike also had a great interest in the NASA Space Program, especially the Apollo missions and the recent Mars exploration program. He loved being owned by dogs, especially his late Siberian Husky, Keisha. Mike was formerly employed by National Chamber of Commerce and currently worked at Walmart. In mid-life, Mike met and married Karen, who brought joy and laughter back into his life. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water & Walnut Sts., on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Memorial Service, officiated by Pastor Judy Peppard, will follow. Donations in Mike's memory may be directed to the SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/8/2009
MILLER - Dwight Casey Miller, 58, of Elkland, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at Corning Hospital following an extended illness. Survivors include his mother, Beverly Miller of Addison; two daughters, Annette Smith of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Melissa Prutsman of Elkland, Pa.; two sons, Stephen Miller of Frankton, Ind. and Mark Miller of Addison; two sisters, Irene Benjamin and Deborah Miller, both of Addison; and one brother, Durward Miller of Addison. Calling hours are 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Elkland United Methodist Church. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Theodore Carr officiating. Arrangements are with Flint's Funeral Home, Addison.
Dwight Casey Miller, 58, of Elkland, PA, died on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at Corning Hospital after a courageous battle with silicosis. Dwight was born in Corning, NY, to Arthur and Beverly (Manley) Miller on August 8, 1951. He played baseball and pool. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, yard work, playing chess, being in the woods, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his mother Beverly Miller of Addison; loving companion, Laura Carr of Elkland; two daughters: Annette Smith of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Melissa (James) Prutsman of Elkland; two sons: Stephen Miller of Frankton, IN, and Mark Miller of Addison; two sisters, Irene Benjamin of Addison and Deborah Miller of Addison; one brother, Durward “Mert” (Marcia) Miller of Addison; grandchildren: Tyler, Jessica, Kaitlyn, Mark, Michael, Emily, and Andrea; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dwight was predeceased by his father Arthur and a brother-in-law Rodney Benjamin. Friends and family are invited to the Elkland United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 2:00 PM. A Memorial Service will follow at 3:00 PM with the Reverend Theodore Carr officiating. Contributions may be made in Dwight's name to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896 or to the American Lung Association-Finger Lakes Region, 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements have been made by Flint's Funeral Home, Addison, NY.
PANNELL Parker F. Jr.
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, September 14, 2009, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Parker was born on February 25, 1925 in Beckley, W. Virginia, son of the late Parker F. Sr. and Odessa (Robertson) Pannell. Parker served our country in the United States Navy during WWII. He retired from the City of Elmira after many years as a Department of Public Works truck driver. Parker is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lovelean (Hatcher) Pannell; daughter, Celia Jean Pannell; sons, Theodore, Harold and Joel Pannell; grandchildren, Carey, Parker, Taylor, Tevin, Jamaha and Javon Pannell. Brother, Eldred Pannell; several nieces and cousins. Parker was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Ann Pannell in 1969; and brother, Thurman Pannell. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, September 17, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Elmira Christian Center with Pastor Brian Harris officiating. Interment will be held on Friday, September 18, 2009, in Bath National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. with Full Military Honors. Published in Star-Gazette on September 16, 2009
PAUL - ROWE Janet Elizabeth
Age 79, of LaBelle, died September 6, 2009 in LaBelle. She was born August 6, 1930 in Buffalo, NY to Wortley B. Paul and Ivy (Nicol) Paul. Janet was a resident of LaBelle for the past 22 years and was a former resident of Horseheads, NY. She was employed for thirty years as a teacher with Horseheads Central School. Janet was a member of Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, WMU, Alpha Delta Kappa, Moose Lodge and the American Legion. She loved writing poetry and working on getting her writings published. Survivors include her sister, Barbara Selby and her husband, Richard of Wilmington, DE and their sons, Christopher and Timothy. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 12, 2009, 11:00 a.m. at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, LaBelle with Rev. John Bennett officiating. A viewing will take place one hour before the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity. Cremation will take place at Caloosa Crematory in LaBelle. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. Published in Star-Gazette on September 10, 2009
PECK - DAVIES Eva Antoinette
90, of Endicott, formerly of Elmira, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend slipped quietly into the arms of her Savior and Lord on Sept. 11, 2009 at Ideal Living Center. Predeceased by husband of 68 years, James Davies; brother, Floyd Peck; sister, Natalie Sherman. Survived by daughters, Audrey Messenger, Mexico, NY, Janet (Chuck) Pribulick, Sykesville, MD; grandchildren, Bernard Fleming, Roxanne Fleming (Sue Reiter, DVM), Kimberly (John) De Falco, Peter (Peg) Pribulick, Jim (Carol) Pribulick, David (Rachel) Pribulick; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Riley, Middlebury, CT; loving friend, Lee Reese; and many friends and staff at Ideal Living Center. She loved her family without limits, enjoyed living life to its fullest and was a pure delight and inspiration to all who knew her. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main St., Endicott. The Rev. David Parsons, Pastor of her church, will officiate. The family will receive friends 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Expressions of gratitude may be sent to Ideal Living Center, 600 High Ave., Endicott, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on September 13, 2009
PHILLIPS - Chester W. "Chet" Phillips, 90, of Troy, Pa, passed on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 at Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home. He was born on Dec. 17, 1918 in Jamestown, N.Y., son of the late Leon and Hazel (GLIDDEN) Phillips. He graduated from Lakewood High School where he was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball, and track. He graduated from Ithaca College and starred on the football team there. He came to Troy in 1942 and taught Physical Education and Drivers Training for 38 years. After retiring he was recognized by the state of Pennsylvania as the teacher who taught the most students to drive in the state, he taught over 3000. He started the football program at Troy High School and was the head coach, and also coached basketball and track. He helped start little league baseball, peewee midget basketball, and gave swimming lessons at Berry's Pool in Gillett. He was also instrumental in the building of the Troy Community Pool in 1957. In 1945 he married Blanche ANDERSON and they had 49 wonderful years together until her death in 1994. He enjoyed his grandchildren, his vegetable garden, and watching sports on TV. Chet is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Joan Phillips, of Troy; his grandson, Jeff Phillips and wife Mandy, of Edgewater Fla.; granddaughter and husband, Jennifer and Thomas Taylor, Jr., of Troy, and great-grandchildren, Jackson and Sydney Taylor. Chet is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Blanche, in 1994; and his son, Thomas Phillips, in 1946. The family has planned for a memorial service to honor Chet's life at a later date. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Contributions may be made in Chet's memory to the Trojan Booster Club c/o Doug Phillips, 476 Elmira St., Troy, PA 16947 or the Troy Little League Association c/o Jerry Ross, P.O. Box 101, Troy, PA 16947. 04 Sept. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
POTTER - BROWN, Judy E.
Age 56, of Alpine, NY, died on Thursday, September 10, 2009, at her home. Her husband, Thomas Brown, survives Judy; daughters, Sherri (Andrew) Kelly of Burdett, NY, Tanya (Brian Kleist) Brown of Alpine, NY and Brenda (Jared) Arcangeli of Odessa, NY; son, Jason Brown of Alpine, NY; grandchildren, Haley, Omni, Justin, Erin, Tapanga, Gage, Cal and Isabella; sister, Elizabeth Olmstead of Berkshire, NY; and brother, Jim Potter; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and Bob Clark of Trumansburg, NY; dear friend, Lana Bacon of Lansing, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, William and Phidelia Potter, Judy is predeceased by her sister, Joyce Rupert. Mrs. Brown worked for Borg-Warner of Ithaca, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for Mrs. Brown on Saturday, September 12, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Laurel Hill Cemetery, County Route 10, Odessa, NY. Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Odessa, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on September 11, 2009
PROOF - Robert "You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide tho' we can not see you, you are always by our side." Surrounded by his family, Robert C. Proof, 68, of Homets Ferry, (RR 4, Wyalusing, Pa.) died to his heavenly home on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. Lovingly known and remembered as "Bob," he was born on Oct. 7, 1940, in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Wilson and Dorothy (DODGE) Proof. Bob was a graduate of Wyalusing High School Class of 1959. Following high school, he entered into the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served his country as a Petty Officer. He was a Special Chemical Operator at Osram-Sylvania and retired in 1997 following 32 years of service. Bob was an avid Civil War history buff, enjoyed bird-watching and being surrounded by Mother Nature's greatest pleasures. He was a volunteer for the Wyalusing Volunteer Fire Company and also served as a volunteer at Park Place in Wyalusing. Bob is survived by: his wife of 15 years, Peggy HARFORD Proof; daughter and son-in-law Ann-Rae and William Travis, all of Wyalusing, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Theresa Wheeler of Windham, Pa.; a sister, Evelyn Kerschner of Endicott; three grandchildren, Kevin Wheeler, Faith Rae and Grace Irene Travis; special friends Paula and Gerard McKernan of New Albany, Alan Vanderpool of Camptown, John Timothy Kelly of E. Smithfield, and Carlton Wiggins of Stevensville; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his canine companion "Toby." Bob was predeceased by: his parents, Wilson and Dorothy Proof; and brothers Myron "Bill" Proof and Donald Proof. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service and celebration of Bob's life at noon Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday. Memories and condolences may also be shared by visiting our Web site at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Children's Miracle Network at Janet Weis Children's Hospital, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822, or your local American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org, in loving memory of Robert "Bob" Proof. 14 September 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
RANDALL (Buckboard) Carl Manley Randall (Buckboard), 77, of Stevensville, PA died on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 at his home with his loving family at his side after a courageous battle with melanoma cancer. Born in Montrose, on Feb. 16, 1932, he was a son of the late John and Thelma MCKINNEY Randall. He attended local schools and married the former Catheryn YANAVITCH on July 3, 1954; they recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. He served in the United States Army, 187th Airborne Division, having served three years in Japan and Korea during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Randall was employed with Irving Loomis and Sons as a heavy equipment operator on road construction for 40 years before retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 and the LeRaysville, VFW Post #6824. The love of his life was his wife, Catheryn. He loved spending time with his children and his family. Carl also enjoyed tinkering in his garage, driving his John Deere tractor and pampering his Chevy truck (Blue Boy). Surviving are his spouse, Catheryn at home; a son, Carl Randall, Jr. of Owego, NY; daughters and son-in-law, Patricia and Raymond Oslin of Auburn Center and Cassie Taylor of Mehoopany; grandchildren, Chaz Ryce of Meshoppen, Kristy and Rick Gill of Chesapeake, VA; great-grandchildren, Richard Gill, III and Micah Gill of Chesapeake, VA; brother, Edward Randall of Connellsville, PA; sister, Helen Cudo of Montrose and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Charles Randall, Kenneth Randall and John Randall and four sisters, Getty Groover, Lillian Randall, Rosemary Strohl and Marion Stockholm. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Jeffrey C. Wilkinson, chaplain of Guthrie Hospice, presiding. Calling hours will be from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday before the service. In lieu of flowers, Carl’s wishes were to donate to the HOPS Ambulance Assoc., c/o James W. Seipler, RR 1 Box 280, Rome, PA 18837 or the Stevensville Community Club, PO Box 92, Stevensville, PA 18845. September 10 2009, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
RENZO - John Martin Renzo, 50, of Troy, Pa., died suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. John was born on Dec. 5, 1958, in Waverly, N.Y., to James and Marjorie Renzo. He was a graduate of Troy High School and served four years in the U.S. Army. John went on to pursue his passion for construction as an experienced general contractor in the area for many years. He was an avid sports fan and also enjoyed many outdoor activities. Survivors include: his mother and father, James and Marjorie Renzo of Troy, Pa.; sons Jeremy (Brynne) Renzo of Troy and Jared (Tayce) Renzo of Troy; grandchildren Jayden and Saydi Renzo; siblings Kathy (Mike) Ayres, Joseph (Bernita) Renzo, and Jeffrey Renzo; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held for John's immediate family. A time for family and friends to gather will be held at the Renzo family cabin from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. 15 September 2009, Towanda Daily Review
REYNOLDS Joseph H.
Naples, Florida, died August 28, 2009 at the young age of 60 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Elmira, NY, Joe graduated from Williamson Jr. Sr. High School in Tioga, PA, and attended Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA. He was an active member of St. Agnes Church in Naples, FL where he was employed as the facilities manager for a number of years. Joe enjoyed life to its fullest and left this world as he wished with little fanfare and no loose ends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Chamberlain Reynolds of Tioga, PA; and his father, Joseph H. Reynolds of Pine City, NY. Joe is survived by his sister, Sylvia (Bonnie) Tomlinson of Elmira, NY; brothers, James of Lexington, KY, Patrick of Hagerstown, MD and Matthew of Eugene, OR; and several nieces and nephews. Joe is also survived by his ex-wife, Jane Moulton of Naples, FL. The Memorial Service will be held on September 9, 2009 at 7 p.m. at St. Agnes Church in Naples, FL. In lieu of flowers, Joe had requested that donations be made to the needy via a local food bank. Joe will be missed by many who love him and pray that he is in a better place. Our hearts are heavy with sadness that we have lost our brother, our uncle and our friend. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/8/2009 - 9/9/2009
RIBBLE Frederick R.
Frederick R. Ribble, 72 of State Rt. 414, Beaver Dams died Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born January 26, 1937 in Corning, NY the son of Carl and Annabelle (Reep) Ribble. Frederick and Barbara E. (Ward) Ribble were married on February 2, 1957 in Beaver Dams. He was retired from Corning Inc. as a Batch Operator. He was a member of the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church. Frederick is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Ribble of Beaver Dams, daughters, Paula Ribble of Beaver Dams, Diane Ayers of Beaver Dams, Lacinda (David) Hamilton of Painted Post and Christine (Shawn) McChesney of Beaver Dams, son, Steve (Lisa) Ribble of Beaver Dams; brothers, Richard Ribble of Corning and Danny Ribble, Sr. of Corning; sisters, Annabelle Folnsbee of Painted Post and Amanda Lunger of Baldwinsville, NY; 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters, Shirley Ruvolo, Nora Abbey, Pearl Hively and Addie Slaven and brother, Carl Ribble, Jr. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, September 21, 2009 at the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church in Beaver Dams, NY with Rev. Cindy Chidsey Officiating. Interment will be held at the families convenience in Beaver Dams, NY. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is trusted with arrangements. Published in Star-Gazette on September 19, 2009
ROBINSON Robert J.
Age 48 of Elmira, died Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Bobby is survived by his wife Rita Rogers Robinson; mother-in-law Alice Rogers of Elmira; stepdaughter Teri Kenyon of Marathon NY; stepson Scott (Shanda) Ayers of Callands, VA; grandchildren, Greg, Zack, Ethan and Cori; sister-in-law Ellie (Wade) Smith of Erin; brother-in-law Guy (Cyndy) Rogers of Horseheads. He is also survived by his faithful pets, Sabastian and Fuzzball. Bobby is predeceased by his father Gordon E. Robinson and daughter Sherry Robinson. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 5:00 p.m. Bobby's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of the dialysis unit at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the wonderful care they have provided to Bobby over the last 3 years. Published in Star-Gazette on September 14, 2009Continue to obituary
7 mos., infant daughter of Rebecca O'Dell and Christopher W. Rohrer of Norfolk, VA, died Monday, September 7, 2009. Arrangements (1-800-942-2258) are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA. Published in Star-Gazette on September 9, 2009
ROHRER - Lauryn T. Rohrer, infant, died Monday, Sept. 7. 2009 at Jones Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Rebecca M. O'Dell and Christopher W. Rohrer of Norfolk, Va. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa. Corning Leader - September 9, 2009
SCHADE - VETTER, Edith F.
Edith F. Vetter, age 80, of Covington, PA, died Monday, September 14, 2009 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Edith was born October 7, 1928 in Croydon, PA, a daughter of Clement V. and Edith (Strolley) Schade. She was the wife of Edwin Vetter, with whom she would have celebrated a 63rd wedding anniversary on October 19, 2009. Edith was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and also attended St. Pauls Episcopal Church. She enjoyed her grandchildren, family genealogy, animals, gardening, word puzzles, reading and participating with the Red Hatters. Edith is survived by her husband, Edwin; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Bonita Vetter of Dubois, PA, Mark and Dawn Vetter of Arnot, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Sam Cooke of Mansfield, PA, Lori and Alfred Tice of W. Burlington, PA; 13 grandchildren, Adam, Marty, Kevin, Sonya, Aimee, Samantha, Jake, Marrie, Sarah, Nicole, Katarina, Brandon, and Micah; 11 great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and JoAnn Schade of Doylestown, PA, Francis and Beth Schade of Bucks Co., PA; a sister, Helen Moroz of MD. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Schade. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 17, 2009 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at St. James Episcopal Church, E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the church with the Reverend Rowena Gibbons and the Reverend Canon Gregory P. Hinton officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Ediths memory to the Wellsboro SPCA, Rte. 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.
SCHRADER - Mary Beth (Schrader) Randall, 58, of Armenia Township died on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at her home. She was the loving wife of Lynn D. Randall. The couple married on April 7, 1979, and had 30 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at the Bakerburg Community Church, 197 Gray Valley Rd., Mainesburg, Pa. The memorial service to honor Mary Beth's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the church with her minister, Pastor David Dressler, officiating. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St. Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Mary Beth was born on Feb. 3, 1951, in Towanda, Pa., daughter of the late Floyd Schrader Jr. and Nellie (WILCOX) Schrader of Burlington, Pa. She was a 1965 (should be 1969 not 1965) graduate of Towanda High School and earned her teaching degree from East Stroudsburg University. She was the director of the Spire Nursery School in the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, and was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church, where she enjoyed being a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. Above all, she was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. Mary Beth is survived by: her husband, Lynn Randall; her son, Michael Lewis Randall of Charleston, S.C.; her mother, Nellie Schrader; her brothers, Alan (Robin) Schrader of Gloucester, Va., and Dale Schrader of Burlington, Pa.; her sisters, Jill McNally of Monroeton, Pa., and Judy Schrader of Montoursville, Pa.; her mother-in-law, Jean Randall; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Van and Kathy Randall, Merle and Alice Randall, and Joe and Gloria Randall; along with several nieces and nephews. Mary Beth was preceded in death by: her father, Floyd Schrader Jr.; her father-in-law, Steven Randall; and brother-in-law Robert McNally. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary Beth's memory to the Bakerburg Community Church, 197 Gray Valley Rd., Mainesburg, PA 16932. 03 Sept. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
SHAFFER - Edna L. Monahan, 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, in Englewood, Fla. She was born Aug. 29, 1926, in Bradford County, Pa. She moved to Fort Ogden, Fla. 31 years ago from Wysox, Pa. Edna was of the Methodist faith and a member of the Fort Ogden United Methodist Church. Edna was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends. She was a member of the United Methodist Women's Group, loved singing in the choir at church, enjoyed gardening in her yard and traveling to new places. Edna is survived by: two sons, Kevin F. (Bonnie) Monahan of Fort Ogden, Fla. and Elwyn C. (Bonnie) Monahan of Monroeton, Pa.; a daughter, Glenda J. Emigh of Birmingham, Ala.; one brother, Donald (Frances) Shaffer of Towanda, Pa.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her husband Carlyle M. Monahan; her parents Jessie and Lida STEELE Shaffer; a brother, Robert Shaffer; and sister Gladys Wright. A memorial service and celebration of Edna's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at New Albany Methodist Church, 63 Main St., New Albany, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Edna's name to the New Albany Methodist Church. 10 Sept. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
SKOWRONEK Mr. Ernest Albert
Age 68, of The Villages, FL, died Friday, September 18, 2009, after a long battle of cancer and surrounded by his family at Moffitt Cancer Center. He was born in Detroit, MI and moved to The Villages four years ago from Saratoga Springs, NY. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Community Church, Knights of Columbus Council #7273, was a Reader and Eucharistic Minister. He also was a marathon runner, loved woodworking, golf and fixing things. He retired as a computer engineer with Unisys Corp. and a gift shop owner. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marion, The Villages; son, Stephen (Stephen Marra, MD) Skowronek, Brooklyn, NY; two daughters, Elizabeth (Chris Keelty) Andrien, Horseheads, NY, and Catherine (Chris) Ramsay, Lake Forest, IL; brother, Richard (Mickey) Skowronek, Aurora, CO; sister, Geraldine (Gus) Zielinski, Warren, MI; and six grandchildren, Matthew and Marc Andrien, Stephanie, Sean and Bryan Ramsay and Vivian Marra Skowronek; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by twins, Theresa Marie and Ann Marie; and his parents, Albert and Helen Skowronek. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at St. Mark Catholic Community Church. Visitation for family and friends will be Monday, September 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Moffitt Cancer Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612; or to Catholic Charities, 6866 State Highway 37, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Published in Star-Gazette on September 21, 2009
UNDERDOWN - FEITNER, Judith U.
Passed peacefully on September 9, 2009, at her house in Montour Falls, NY. Born in 1918 in Odessa, NY, she was a classical musician from a young age. She is survived by her son, Quentin F. (Virginia) Feitner of Louisburg, PA; and daughter, Victoria F. McKinnon of Port Washington, WA; grandchildren, Field and Aaron Feitner, Seamus and Elizabeth McKennon; and 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Marie U. Daniel; and brother, Norman Underdown; and several nephews. Mrs. Feitner was predeceased by her brother, Loyd Underdown. Her passion for music was apparent, as she played overseas for the Red Cross during WWII, where she met her husband, Quentin Field Feitner II. In addition to being an excellent musician, Judy was a Yankee fan, humanitarian, teacher, gardener, as well as a wonderful mother, aunt, sister, grandmother, and friend. Judy will be remembered by the many she inspired. Judy's celebration of life will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, Catharine, NY on Sunday, September 13th, at 2 p.m. A reception will be held following her services at her home at 214 West South St., Montour Falls, NY. Memorial contributions and donations, in memory of Judy, may be sent to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14831 or to the Cantata Singers. Published in Star-Gazette on September 11, 2009
VOORHEES - CODY, Mildred R. Voorhees
Of Akron, OH, died August 26, 2009, 1 month before her 91st birthday. Mildred was a bus driver for Horseheads School District, before retiring in 1978. She was active in her church while health allowed. She is survived by daughter, Ruth Sutter Akron, OH; sons, Charles Cody, Horseheads, NY and Ivan Cody, Rochester, NY and families. A Memorial Service will be held at Big Flats Wesleyan, 561 Maple St., Big Flats on Sept. 26, at 4pm. Published in Star-Gazette on September 20, 2009
WETMORE - TEWKSBURY Marjorie J.
Of Montour Falls, NY died on Friday, September 18, 2009, at Clark Meadows in Canandaigua, NY. Marjorie was born November 10, 1930 in Osceola, PA to the late Leon D. and Gertrude Elliott Wetmore. Mrs. Tewksbury was a graduate of Mansfield University with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, a Graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science also in Music. Her loving husband, Elden Parker Tewksbury, whom she married in June of 1951, predeceases her. She is survived by her two daughters, Lorie Jean Tewksbury (D.L.) Winner of Owasso, Oklahoma, and Kim Marie Tewksbury (Jim) Verstringhe of Canandaigua, NY; seven grandchildren, Shane (Rita) Beardsley, Alicia Beardsley (Andrew) Learn, Sara Beardsley and fiancée, Keith Elder, Nora Spencer (Justin) Miller, Luke Spencer, Emily Ann Winner, Airman, Aaron Michael Winner; and great-grandchildren, Isabella Rose and Tyler Lewis Beardsley, Ava Schuyler and Grace Geyer Learn, Anthony Jacob and Jackson Dean Miller. Mrs. Tewksbury worked for both the Bradford Central School and the Odessa-Montour Central School for thirty years as a teacher of Music Education. After her retirement in 1986 she was a Counselor for Nutri-System Weight Loss Center in Horseheads, NY for five years. She was also a Trustee for the Village of Montour Falls and Mayor of the Village of Montour Falls for ten years. A member of the Montour Falls United Methodist Church and the Odessa United Methodist Church as Organist and Choir Director for over 40 years as well as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Montour Falls, NY for many years. Marjorie will be missed by many and especially by her loving family. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours from Noon - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2009, at the Odessa United Methodist Church, Church Street, Odessa, NY with Marjorie's funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Church; the Rev. Sheila Price to officiate. Interment will follow in the Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan- Susan G. Komen for the Cure or to the Odessa Methodist Church, Odessa, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on September 21, 2009
WILKINSON - Michael Wayne Wilkinson, 35, of Athens RR 2, Litchfield Township, Pa., died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009. Michael was born July 25, 1974, in Okinawa, Japan, the son of David B. Wilkinson and Patricia Marie BISGROVE Wilkinson. He was a graduate of Athens Area High School Class of 1994 and was employed by Ted Clark's Market in Waverly, N.Y. while attending high school. Michael was formerly employed by the Dalrymple Construction Co. in Horseheads, N.Y., and was presently employed by Eastern Industries (State Aggregates) in Wysox, Pa. Michael was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting fishing, archery and four-wheeling. He competed with his father in the World National Archery Championship in Bedford, England, at the age of 10. Michael also enjoyed participating in the horseshoe league of the Honest Horse Thieves where he had many good times and made many friends. He was a loving son and was always willing to help others in need. He is survived by: his wife, Connie Jo PARMENTER Wilkinson; parents David B. and Patricia Marie Wilkinson of Dearing, Ga.; brother David Paul Wilkinson; niece Madison Nicole Wilkinson; and nephew Gabriel David Wilkinson, all of Delta Junction, Alaska. A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., with Pastor Roland Romig of the Sayre Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Michael Wayne Wilkinson's memory. 06 Sept. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
? CALLAHAN, Nancy
Retired Watkins Glen Central School Teacher
Age 74, of Watkins Glen, NY, died Tuesday, September 15, 2009, after a brief illness. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; and Saturday from 2-3 p.m.; where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Michael Hartney officiating. Burial at Montour Cemetery. Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Robert T. Callahan on April 13, 1998. She is survived by two sons, Scott Callahan and Shawn Callahan (Karen Weinstein), of Rochester, NY; and one granddaughter, Cassidy Grace Callahan, the light of her life. She leaves behind many, many treasured friends. Nancy was a registrar for the Grand Prix Corporation and Watkins Glen International where she recently was awarded a plaque for 50 years of volunteer service. She was also a board member of the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary and had volunteered for many years as a tour guide at the Schuyler County Historical Society. Nancy was an avid card player and loved to travel. Memorials in her memory may be made to the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary Memorial Fund, PO Box 925, Montour Falls, NY 14865. Published in Star-Gazette on September 17, 2009
? DIX, Shirley I.
Of Horseheads, NY
died very unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was the wonderful wife of Dr. Dix. Her family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, September 12, 2009, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. A Memorial Service celebrating her life and honoring her memory will follow the calling at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 708 Lena Place, Elmira, NY. Age: 81, Birthdate: October 31, 1927, Place of Birth: Kennyville, PA
? GUERRERO, Essie M.
Age 86, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. It was her wish that there be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service for Essie will be held on Friday, September 11th, at 1 p.m. at the Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on September 9, 2009.
? SANDRA V. LAMBERT
Sandra V. Lambert, 68, of Elkland, formerly of Roseville, died, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at her home. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. at the Elkland United Methodist Church, Elkland. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from September 8 to September 15, 2009