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.
AUGUSTE William M. "Bil-Mar"
Age 70, of Sagetown Rd., Pine City, NY, died at home Thursday evening, October 15th, 2009, surrounded by the love of his family. Bill was the son of the late Stephen and Mary R. Backiel Auguste. He was born in North Hampton, MA. He married the love of his life, Marlene, 26 years ago. Together with Tucker they wove a wonderful life full of love, laughter, and special family, and caring friends. Also surviving, are his children that he cherished, Jay William Auguste of CT, Kevin Michael (Heidi) Auguste of CT, Theresa M. (Darrin) Morseman of Elmira, NY, and Jessica L. (Ted) Bolduc of CT; and his grandchildren whom he adored, Bryanne, Austin, Mackenzie, Nathan, Matthew, Ashley, Michael, and Anthony; brother, Michael Stephen Auguste of Brentwood, NY; and very special brother, Robert Schreppel of Corning, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the West Jackson Baptist Church, Alder Run Rd., Millerton, PA, Wednesday, October 21st, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A celebration of Bills' life will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 4:00 p.m. Reverend Harold Burrell will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Throughout his life, Bill loved his family and the wonderful life he and Marlene shared. In the past 4 years he lived in the Sagetown community. He and Marlene became amazed at how kind and friendly their neighbors were. It made their move from CT much easier with all the caring friends they made by moving into this wonderful community. He will always be remembered for his wonderful, friendly smile, and easy going attitude. He was proud to be a Navy veteran. For several years, he worked as an Oil Burner Technician in CT for Festis Oil Service where he retired. Bill and Marlene attended many Sunday church services at several different churches through out the area. They were always amazed at kindness shown to them as visitors. He loved to play "Bunco" with friends at Zig-Zags in Jobs Corners. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Bills' name to the West Jackson Baptist Church, Caton Bible Chapel, or the Coryland Church. Published in Star-Gazette from October 19 to October 20, 2009
BAGANS - VIRGINIA B. EVANS (1914-2009)
Virginia B. Evans of Johnson City, N.Y., died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009. Her husband, Emerson A. Evans, DDS, predeceased her. Born Oct. 12, 1914, in Philadelphia, to Arthur Laurence and Edwina Eshleman Bagans, she was a graduate of Temple University where she received a degree in social work and was elected May Queen in 1935. She later earned a master's degree in library science at Mansfield State Teachers College and served as librarian at the Warren L. Miller Elementary School, where she was surrounded by two of her lifelong passions – books and children. Besides Mansfield, she and her husband had a home in Penn Yan, N.Y. She is survived by three sisters; three children, Virginia Lynch of New York, N.Y., Mary Louise Valerio of Los Angeles, Calif., Sarah Disbrow of Endwell, N.Y.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family, who will remember her for a vibrant spirit that touched many lives. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the James G. Johnson Memorial Nursing Home, 286 Deyo Hill Road, Johnson City, N.Y. 13790. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 12 to October 20, 2009
BAILEY Ernest R.
66, of Van Etten, died October 1, 2009. A funeral service will be Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Published in Star-Gazette on October 5, 2009
BELL Willie Roy
Age 60, a resident of Cogswells Adult Home, 958 Lake St., Elmira, died Saturday, October 17, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by three sisters and five brothers. Willie was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Vietnam. He attended Lake St. Presbyterian Church and was a longtime friend of Bill W. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, October 20th, from 6 to 8 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 8 p.m. Rev. Ross Raymond will officiate. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in Star-Gazette on October 19, 2009
BLAKE Odes K.
Age 71, of Elmira, died Tuesday, September 22, 2009, in Miami, FL after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; their children, Joshua, Jordan, Jyleann; his children, Kenneth, Tyrone and Anthony; nephew whom he raised, Duane DeMellier; brother, William Wimbly; along with a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Odes was self-employed (J & B's Construction) serving many people in the area. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Saturday, October 17th, at 1 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Published in Star-Gazette on October 15, 2009
BROWN David Lee
U.S. Navy Retired OSC - Age 68 of Van Etten, NY died peacefully at home on Saturday October 17, 2009. David was born June 4, 1941 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Francis and Hazel Blanchard Brown. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1958 and retired in 1984 with the rank of OSC. Chief Brown was also a member of Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post # 442 in Horseheads, NY. David enjoyed hunting and fishing and took pride in building his home in Van Etten. He was a loving husband and father who treasured the time he spent with his family. David is survived by his loving and devoted wife Beverly Ann Carrington Brown; daughter and son-in-law: LeeAnn & Jason Aubin of Newfield, NY and their children Brittany Wright, BreAnna Aubin, Samantha Aubin, Skye Aubin, and Jason Aubin Jr.; step-children: Bonnie Jean & Ronald Austin of Columbia Crossroads, PA and their children Gina Renee Manley and Natalie Jean Everts; Terry Dean Howe of Elmira, NY and his children Justin Howe, Corey Howe, and Logan Howe; Ricky Gene & Tina Howe of Lounsbury, NY; Jody Dan & Wendy Howe of Troy, PA and their daughter Jordyn Howe; Garry Lee & Melissa Howe of Pottsville, PA and their children Benjamin Howe and Alexis Howe; brother and sister-in-law: Peter & Gloria Brown of Elmira, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Sally & Stan Higley of Rochester, NY; nephews: Jeffrey Brown, Michael Brown, and Brooks Tanner; several cousins and a host of caring friends including many of his former shipmates. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday October 19, 2009 from 7-9 PM. Published in Star-Gazette from October 18 to October 19, 2009
BURNETT - MONTGOMERY, Theresa Marie
died on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at the age of 73, after a period of declining health. She was born on January 4, 1936 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Patrick and Frances Burnett. Theresa's earlier years were spent in Indiana with her husband, Stanley, where her life was centered around her family and faith. She was predeceased by her son, Daniel Montgomery; grandson, Daniel Montgomery-Heady; brothers, Ash, Donald, Patrick, James, Michael and Joseph; and sisters, Mary Ann and Rose. Theresa is survived by her husband, Stanley O. Montgomery Sr.; children, Stanley (Pamela) Montgomery Jr., Jeannie (Alan) Holland, Alisa Montgomery, Terry (Bill) St. Laurent and Donna Montgomery; sisters, Frances Haywood and Virginia Burnett; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass for Theresa on Saturday, October 24th, at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on October 22, 2009
CAMBERS - SALLY C. REDEWILL (1927-2009)
Sally Cambers Redewill, 82, of La Quinta, Calif., formerly of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 peacefully in her home. Sally was born on Aug. 12, 1927, in Wellsboro, a daughter of Arthur and Saphrona Cambers. She was a faithful member of the Southwest Community Church. She was also an avid member of the East Valley Republican Women Federated. Sally is survived by four grandchildren, Les Redewill, Sarah McCormick, Justin Turner, Andrea Redewill; seven great-grandchildren, Marcus Redewill, Jayden Redewill, Sarina Trujillo, Danny McCormick, Dillon McCormick, Kaitlyn McManigal and Jared McManigal Friends and family are invited to join us in celebrating Sally's beautiful life on Friday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Southwest Community Church located on 77-701 Fred Waring Drive, Indian Wells, Calif. 92210, Room 202. Reception to follow at the same location. Per Sally's request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southwest Community Church and/or the Friends of La Quinta Senior Center. For further information regarding Sally's memorial service please contact her granddaughter, Andrea Redewill at (510) 517-8577. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 5 to October 13, 2009
CURTIN - DIX, Patricia A. (Curtin)
Age 65, of Big Flats, died unexpectedly, in her sleep, at her home on Tuesday, October 20, 2009. Pat was born November 22, 1943, daughter of the late Edward and Lenore Arace Curtin. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her son Curtin J. Dix, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward C. and Agnes H. Dix. Pat is survived by her husband of 44 years James F. Dix; son and daughter-in-law Edward J. and Julie M. Dix of Paxton, MA with their children, Craig, Ryan and Katharine; sister and brother-in-law Kathleen and Louis Holleran of Big Flats; brother and sister-in-law Edward and Wendy Curtin of Newtown, PA; niece Nicole Sweeney, and nephew Shane Holleran. Pat was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at St. Joseph's Hospital for 12 years, and was currently a Medical Case Manager for United Case Management Services. Involved in the community Pat was the current Chairman of the Board for Pathways, Inc., a long time member and past president of Elmira Heights Rotary Club, a member of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and a member of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, and Antique Automobile Club of America. She will be missed by all who knew her. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water & Walnut Sts., on Friday, October 23, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads. Donations in Pat's memory may be directed to one of the following…Pathways, 33 Denison Parkway West, Corning, NY 14830, Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904, or Elmira Heights Rotary Back Pack Program, PO Box 2093, Elmira Heights, NY 14903. The Ladies Division of the AOH will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our sister Pat. Signed, Maggie Busch, President St. Joseph's School of Nursing Alumnae will meet at St. Mary Our Mother Church on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. to form an honor guard for Pat. Published in Star-Gazette from October 21 to October 22, 2009
CUSHANEY Gary A.
Age 60, of south Florida, died October 9, 2009. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and later served as Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Tioga Post 2149 in Wood Dale, IL. Born in Elmira NY, Gary traveled the world during a long career in international communications, finally choosing to settle in south Florida during the last years of his life. He is preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Randolph Cushaney. Those left to mourn include wife Belkys Conesa Cushaney, his children Denise, Jonathan, Trevor, and David, father Peter Cushaney, sister Sheila Burdick, and grandchildren Andrew and Jillian. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the Del Lago Chapel, 131 South Lakeside Dr. Lake Worth FL 33460 at 2:00 in the afternoon. Those wishing are asked to send memorial donations to Hospice of the Piedmont 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point NC 27262. Published in Star-Gazette on October 11, 2009
DENTON Col. Edgar III (Ret.)
October 6, 2009 - Col. Edgar Denton, III, (Ret.), 89, of Fair Haven, NY, died October 6, 2009. He was born and raised in Elmira, NY. Col. Denton received his B.A., M.A. and PhD from Syracuse University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1969 in both WWII and the Korean War. While in the military, he taught history in the Social Sciences Department at U.S.M.A., West Point from 1954 to 1969. At West Point, Col. Denton coached the sailing team which became the first Army team to defeat Navy in sailing competition. For many years he served as the Officer Representative of the West Point Hockey Team. After retirement from the U.S. Army, Col. Denton moved to Kingston, Ontario where he taught American History at Royal Military College for 15 years. He retired as Full Professor of the History Department. While in Kingston, he continued to indulge his sailing enthusiasm with his participation in C.O.R.K. After retiring for a second time, Col. Denton moved to Fair Haven, NY, where he was elected President of the School Board of the Red Creek School District. He was Design Coordinator of the schooner OMF Ontario for the Oswego Maritime Foundation; as well as an active member of the Sterling Historical Society and the Sterling Silver Swingers. Colonel Denton was predeceased by his parents, Edgar Denton, Jr. and Dorothy Gwynn Denton; his wife, Janet Gere Denton; and his brother, Richard Denton. He is survived by his children, Peter Denton of Boise, ID (wife, Bonnie), Christopher Denton of Elmira, NY, Jennifer Denton of Syracuse, NY and Mary "Molly" Denton of Inverary, Ontario (Robert Moreland); two sisters, Mary Lou Engle and her husband, George of Scotia, NY and Gwynne Burkhardt and her husband, James of Hopkinton, NH; sister-in-law, Natalie Denton of Elmira, NY; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2009, at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal, NY 13074. A reception will follow at Fair Haven Community Church, 14463 Richmond Street, Fair Haven, NY. There are no calling hours. Contributions in memory of Col. Denton may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021 or to the Oswego Maritime Foundation, 41 Lake St., Oswego, NY 13126. Foster Funeral Home, Inc. Published in Star-Gazette on October 9, 2009
DUNSCOMBE - Michael C. Dunscombe, 62, of LeRaysville, Pa., died at his home on Oct. 5, 2009, with his loving wife by his side. Mike was born on July 2, 1947, in Glen Ridge, N.J., a son of the late Charles and Muriel (Connelly) Dunscombe. He married the love of his life, Sharon Kantor, on Aug. 27, 1994, in Owego, N.Y. Mike was a conductor for Conrail and loved to spend time outdoors. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working outside. Although, his greatest pleasure was found when he was surrounded by his family and good friends. In addition to his wife, Sharon Dunscombe, Mike is survived by: his children, Dawn and Tom Cueman of Glen Ridge, N.J., and Cheryl (Chris Paladino) Dunscombe of Belleville, N.J.; granddaughter Shane C. Cueman of Glen Ridge, N.J.; sister Doreen and John Holland of Nutley, N.J.; niece and nephew Sean and Wendy Holland of Nutley, N.J.; along with many special friends. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, Belleville, N.J. In lieu of flowers, friends may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in loving memory of Michael Dunscombe. Memories and condolences for Mike's family may be shared by visiting www.tiogapointcremation.com. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. 15 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
FROST Larry Patrick
Age 50, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Larry was born October 13, 1959 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Larry and Jacqueline A. (Clark) Frost. He was employed at Ward Manufacturing as a production supervisor for 33 years. Larry is survived by his father and step-mother, Larry and Luanne Frost of Little Marsh, PA; mother and step-father, Jacqueline A. and Colin L. Kelley of Savannah, GA; his beloved fiancé, Terry Mattison of Mansfield, PA; her children, Emily Coniglio at home, Terry Coniglio of Ithaca, NY, John Coniglio of Stuart, FL; two brothers and a sister-in-law, James and Barb Frost of Tioga, PA, Ronald Frost of Payson, AZ; a step-brother, Dennis S. (Jenny) Kelley of Japan; three nephews, Matt Frost of Tioga, PA, R.J. Frost and Scott Frost of Payson, AZ; a niece, Ashley Frost of Payson, AZ; two grand nephews and one grand niece; two uncles, Dale Frost of NC and Ronald Clark of Dansville, PA. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Louise Clark, and great grandmother, Celia Rudneski. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 38 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. John J. Chmil as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Emily Coniglio Education Fund, c/o Northwest Savings Bank, 50 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Published in Star-Gazette on October 23, 2009
GAMBLE Edward L.
Age 92, of Brookland, Ulysses, PA, died Monday, October 19, 2009, in his home. Born October 27, 1916, in Alfred, NY, he was the son of Charles H. and Carrie Mae Eaton Gamble. On July 4, 1942, in Buffalo, NY, he married the former Ruth A. French, who survives. A 1934 graduate of Lewisville Vocational School in Ulysses, he served with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Marienville, PA. He attended Penn State for three years studying pre-med and engineering and attended sheet metal school in Long Island, NY. During World War II, he was employed with Bell Aircraft in Buffalo. Moving to Brookland, he was a self-employed dairy farmer and carpenter and was employed as a draftsman at Worthington in Wellsville, NY. Returning to college, he earned a degree in Math Education from Mansfield University in 1965 and a Master's degree in 1970. He was an elementary math teacher for 13 years with two years as building principal with the Northern Potter School District, retiring in 1978. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookland, where he had served as senior warden and treasurer for many years, Lewisville Lodge #556 F&AM in Ulysses, Coudersport Consistory, Ulysses Lions Club, the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, serving as an ambulance attendant, and was a volunteer with Potter County Hospice. An avid reader, Ed pursued lifelong learning. Surviving besides his wife, Ruth, are: a daughter, Phyllis (Alan) Scardina of Winston-Salem, NC; two sons, Quentin A. (Bonnie) Gamble and Darrell (Patti) Gamble, both of Brookland; seven grandchildren, Lori (Matt) Maughon, Michael (Debbie McDaniel) Scardina, John (Mandy) Scardina, Sara Gamble, Aimee Gamble, Emily Gamble, and Nick Gamble; six great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Charles E. Gamble; and two sisters, Sarah Snyder and Marcella Kocher. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., with a Masonic service at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday in the All Saints Episcopal Church, Brookland. The Rev. Gregory P. Hinton and the Rev. Carol Carlson will preside. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to All Saints Church, c/o Joan Sampson, Ulysses, PA 16948. Published in Star-Gazette from October 20 to October 21, 2009
GIBSON Robert D. "Hoot"
Robert D. "Hoot" Gibson, 59, of Ulysses, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
GLENNON - Margaret M. Skrobot, 95, of Country Terrace, Wellsboro,
died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, in the Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation
Center, Wellsboro. Born May 1, 1914, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter
of Michael and Ellen Burns Glennon. She was married to Joseph W. Skrobot,
who predeceased her on Jan. 6, 1998. She was employed as an inspector by
Walter Kidde Corp. in Nutley, N.J. for over 40 years. She was a member
of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Wellsboro. Surviving are nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two sisters, Ellen Kennedy
and Anna Fuchs; and three brothers, Frank Glennon, Michael Glennon, and
James Glennon. Friends may call at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro
on Friday, Oct. 16, from 9 to 10 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial
celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev. John Chmil will be the Celebrant. Burial
will be in St. Catharine Cemetery, Sea Girt, N.J. Memorials may be made
to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney
Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses.
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 13 to October 20, 2009
HALL - STROPE, Dora J.
81, of Binghamton, NY, died peacefully at home early Thursday morning, October 8, 2009. She was born in Owego, NY on November 3, 1927, the daughter of the late Merwin and Blanche (Howell) Hall. She is predeceased by her two brothers, Neil and George Hall; three sisters, Francis LeSay, Letha Hall and June Reynolds. Dora is survived by her loving husband, Eugene "Bucky" Strope; one daughter, Dorene (Robert) Hopkins, West Windsor; two sons, Michael (Linda) Strope, Breesport, NY, Thomas Strope, Texas; one sister, Ruth Morris; nine grandchildren, Bryan (Alana) Strope, Derek (Jen) Strope, Brandon (Melissa) Strope, Hilary (David) Morales, Hannah Strope, Rachael Strope, Daniel Hopkins, Rose Hopkins, and Patrick Hopkins. Funeral Services will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Rt. 17c West, Owego, NY 13827 on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Eric Cimuchowski, Pastor of Endwell Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow in Tioga Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at Richards Funeral Home on Tuesday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions on Dora's name to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or Lourdes Hospice Program. Published in Star-Gazette on October 9, 2009
HAYES - Charlotte Hayes Smith, 89, formerly of Morris, died Thursday, July 23, 2009. She had been a nurse at Blossburg State Hospital and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Smith of Cleburne, Texas; three daughters, Rosemary Phelps of Nelson, Peggy Smith of Aurora Ill., and C. Ruthellen Gardner of Berrien Springs, Mich; and a son, Kenneth Smith of Flint, Mich. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Blossburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Pastor Michael Bernard officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Berrien Springs, Mich. Arrangements are with the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.
HOLMES Timothy C.
On the evening of Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, Canton resident Timothy Crawford Holmes went home to be with his Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 41 years of age, and resided for the last 35 years on Lake Nepahwin. There, at his Pioneer Cottage residence, surrounded by his loving family, Tim took the Lord's hand and entered his Heavenly Home. Tim was born in Lancaster, PA on June 20th, 1968, the son of Crawford C. Holmes and Carol (Knight) Holmes. Though physically challenged since birth, Tim made some great strides and was a source of inspiration to all who knew him. He was a 1987 graduate of Canton Area High School, and was employed as Parts Manager with Pelton Trucking for the last 22 years. He was the consummate outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, four-wheeling and maple syrup-making. In fact, his maple syrup found its way each year to such places as Hawaii, New Zealand, Europe and all across the United States. He also had an extensive collection of antique milk bottles, many from dairies that once served the twin tiers, and would graciously lend them for display at local heritage festivals. Tim was also a man of great faith. For many years he was an active member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Grover, PA, where over the years he served as president of the youth group, member of the Administrative Board and occasionally sang solos or duets with his sister. More recently he attended the Fellowship Bible Church in Troy. Tim was a loving son, brother and uncle, a mentor to his young nephews and a true and loyal friend. He is survived by his parents, Crawford C. Holmes and Carol K. Kneller; sister, Tammy (and Gary) Gleckner; nephews, Brooks, Brennan, Mak and Josiah Gleckner; step father, Cecil Kneller; and step mother, Cindy Walton, all of Canton; grandmother, Marie Campbell Dunham; aunts and uncles, Bruce and Peggy Hughes and Walt and Shirley Barnes, all of Millerton, Loren and Andrea Dunham of Taylor, PA, and Quinn Avery of Hawaii; as well as several cousins, He was preceded in death by grandparents, Lewis and Irene Knight and Crawford C. Holmes; step grandfather, Loren Dunham; and cousin, Katrina Barnes. Visitation will be Sunday, October 25th, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Fellowship Bible Church, Rt. 14 and Mud Creek Rd., Troy. A celebration of Tim's life will be held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jim Shay officiating. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that contributions in Tim's memory be directed to the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home of Canton. Published in Star-Gazette on October 22, 2009
HUESTIS C. "John"
At the age of 51 John died peacefully at his home in Elmira, NY, Monday, October 19, 2009. John was raised in Port Washington, NY. Beloved son of George and Irene (Mioduszewski), brother, Joseph Huestis; sister, Marianne (Robert) Coelho; loving uncle to Victoria, Adam, Allison & Daniel; life long partner, John Frisbie; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of caring friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Dodge Thomas Funeral Home, 26 Franklin Ave., Glencove, NY on Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 12-2PM and 5-7PM. A Funeral Service will follow. Local arrangements by Sullivan's Funeral Home.
Published in Star-Gazette on October 22, 2009
HUGO - Perry Wayne Hugo, age 49, formerly of New Albany, Pa., died unexpectedly, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at his home in Manalapan, N.J., after a brief illness. Born in Towanda, Pa., on July 9, 1960, he was a son of Virginia Hugo and the late Kenneth Hugo. He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1978. While in high school he enjoyed helping out at his grandpa's feed mill "Ivan Hugo Feed Mill," of New Albany, Pa. Immediately following high school, he attended Penn State University graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering. After college he was employed at Tobyhanna Army Depot until 1980. Currently he was employed at Fort Monmouth, in N.J. He was the lead engineer to establish the first software defined radio for soldiers, The Soldier Radio Waveform. Perry also established the Joint Tactical Radio System to link soldiers in the field to their units. Perry's efforts will benefit our soldiers for generations to come. He was a caring and giving person and loved being around family and friends. He loved to cook, collect recipes, travel, and was an avid reader. He is survived by his mother: Virginia Hugo, of New Albany, Pa.; brother: Sidney Hugo, of New Albany, Pa.; sister: Tamra Hill and brother-in-law: Christopher Hill, of Warminster, Pa.; sister: Tracy Hugo, of Phoenix, Ariz.; by several nieces and nephews, Autumn Wells, Quentin and Zachary Hugo, Madalyn and Angelica Karamooz, and by many many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Wayne Hugo, and by his nephew Justin Wells. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 in the New Albany Methodist Church, Front Street, New Albany, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the New Albany Library, 98 Front Street, New Albany, PA 18833, or the New Albany Methodist Church, Front Street, New Albany, PA 18833, in memory of Perry W. Hugo. Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa. 19 Oct. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
IRWIN - Paul G. Irwin, died Thursday,, Sept. 24, 2009 Born March 28, 1927, in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of George and Gertrude Rice Irwin. He is survived by son, James (Shiela); daughters, Bonnie (John), Betty (Stan), Belinda (Richard); 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Hemenway, Shirley Cressman Byam, Patricia Husted; brother, Donald Irwin, all of Tioga County. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Arline; daughter, Barbara; and brother, Hugh. He participated in the church choir, was a trustee with the First Baptist Church of Glendale. He enjoyed traveling and camping and will be missed by all family and friends. Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. with a service starting at 11 a.m. Burial was at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6290 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 9 to October 20, 2009
JENNINGS - LITWHILER, Sandra Lee (Jennings)
Age 49, of Odessa, NY, died peacefully from a long term illness on Wednesday night, October 14, 2009, at Schuyler Hospital. Sandy was predeceased by her mother, Doris M. (Mullen) Jennings in 1990 and is survived by her beloved daughter, Angel M. Litwhiler; father, Kenneth W. (Marion) Jennings; brother, Durwood (Linda) Jennings, all of Beverly Hills, FL; sisters, Doreen M. Silva of Groton, NY and Polly J. McMullen (formerly Laura L. Jennings) of Lake Worth, FL; nieces, Rhianna and Krystal; nephews, Jason, Shane, Phoenix, Jeremiah; and grandnephew, Logan; several aunts, uncle, cousins and second cousins; along with her best friend, Linda Cooper. Sandy was employed right out of high school at Cornell University and worked in the same unit (Alumni Affairs & Development) for 29 years, until she became ill in August of 2008. She was a member and Sunday School teacher at Odessa United Methodist Church. Sandy was friendly and outgoing, loved plants, flowers and animals, and was a devoted mother, employee, friend and family member. Services will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2009, with a time of calling beginning at 1:00 p.m. followed by her funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at the Odessa United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa, NY.
Published in Star-Gazette on October 20, 2009
Age 83, New Smyrna Beach, FL, loving husband, father and grandfather, died Thursday, October 8, 2009 at the Southeast Volusia Hospice Center, Edgewater, FL. Mr. Jusick was born in Philipsburg, PA and moved to Florida twenty years ago from Elmira. He was assistant vice-president at Marine-Midland Bank in Elmira for thirty-three years before his retirement. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Betty M. Jusick; one son, Conrad Joseph Jusick of Elmira; one daughter, Mary Catherine (Tim) Hicks of Horseheads, NY; two sisters, Dorothy Radomsky of Myrtle Beach, SC and Anne Lesko of Fox Lake, IL; three grandchildren, Greg, Jaclyn and Katie and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Smyrna Beach; member and past exalted ruler of BPOE Elks Lodge #62, Elmira and was a graduate of the University of Pittsburg, PA receiving a bachelor's degree in business administration. He was also a member of the New Smyrna Beach Golf and Country Club and was an avid golfer for over fifty years, achieving two holes in one. Visitation will be from 6 PM until 8 PM Sunday, Oct. 11 with a Wake service at 7:30 PM at Dudley Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Monday, Oct. 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Smyrna Beach. Burial will follow in Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater, FL. Dudley Funeral Home, 1108 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach is in charge of arrangements. Phone: 386-428-6414. Published in Star-Gazette on October 10, 2009
Donald "Link" Kear, 86, of Whitesville, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Kear of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and J. Michael Kear and Terry Kear, both of Whitesville; three sisters; and a brother. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at the Whitesville United Methodist Church. Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Arrangements are with the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa.
KING - BURNS, Mable J.
Age 83, of Elmira, NY died Friday, October 16, 2009, unexpectedly at home. She was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Mabel King and Joseph and Eva Thompson; sister, Eva Williams; and brother, Theodore King. She is survived by her children, William Burns IV, Anthony J. Burns, Naomi Burns-Carroll and JeanMarie Burns, all of Elmira, Roberta Burns-Grant of Buffalo and Betsy Burns of Elmira; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Cecil King of Long Island; sister, Esther King of New York City; along with many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Burns was a 1945 graduate of EFA, retiree of EOP with 16 years of service and an avid volunteer in the community including RSVP, Meals on Wheels, St. Joseph's Hospital, Board of Directors of Heritage Park and a NABE alumni. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, October 21st, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 12 noon. Published in Star-Gazette on October 20, 2009
KISSINGER Leland J.
Age 67 of Big Flats, NY. He was born December 14, 1941 in Washington, DC, son of Marlin and Mary (Schreffler) Kissinger and went home to be with Jesus on Friday, October 23, 2009 at Bethany Manor. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Jeannette (Graf) Kissinger; children and their spouses Karl and Christine Kissinger of Schoharie, NY, Kristina and Grady Cummings of Watkins Glen, NY, Kolleen and Brent Kemmer of St. Mary's PA; mother Mary Kissinger of Elmira; grandchildren Deserie, Michael, Abby, Cheyenne, Karl, Ethan, Emma, Hannah and Elisabeth; brothers and sisters-in-law Harvey N. and Susie Kissinger of Wheaton, MD, Donald and Regina Kissinger of Latham, NY, Dennis Kissinger of Aptos, CA along with several nieces and nephews. Leland retired from the Federal Highway Administration in 2004. He attended Maranatha Bible Chapel, was a member of the Retired Professional Engineers in Elmira and was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Tuesday, October 27th at 11 am at Maranatha Bible Chapel, 774 Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads. Rev. Verlyn Ratzlaff and Rev. William Wells will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a fund is being established for counselors at Delta Lake Bible Conference Center, c/o Maranatha Bible Chapel, 774 Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845 in Leland's memory. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in Star-Gazette from October 24 to October 25, 2009
KISTLER Stephen B. II
80, Danville, PA, died October 6, 2009 at Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA. He was born January 29, 1929 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Kirtsel S. and Helene Schulz Kistler. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith Laegeler Kistler. Also surviving is one daughter, Karen K. Kraft and her husband Christopher of Valparaiso, Indiana; and two grandchildren, Allyson and Matthew Kraft. He is also survived by one brother, Kirt William Kistler of Elmira, NY; one niece, Kristina L. Kistler of Troy, PA; and two nephews, Stephen P Kistler of Elizabethtown, PA and Scott T. Uecker of Franklin, Indiana. Published in Star-Gazette on October 8, 2009
LAFEVER Hilary Elizabeth
Born October 26, 1992, was called home by our Lord on October 21, 2009. Hilary came into the world with numerous challenges and little hope of survival. Doctors gave her under one year to live. Hilary fought the odds and survived 16 years. She has enriched the lives of all who knew her. Hilary will be missed beyond words. She is survived by parents, Martin and Dorothy LaFever; siblings, R.J. and Shannon LaFever of Beaver Dams, NY, Joshua of North Carolina, Andrea, Lee'ae, Ross, Steven, Alise and Peyton, all at home. Hilary joined in heaven siblings, Corey, Cameron, Emily, Elizabeth and Becca. Hilary is also survived by Christine Ayers (Mommy); grandparents, Ira and Jo Ann LaFever, Caroline and John Saltsman, Pauline Kelly, Jessie and Dan Ayers. Also Tammy Havens and Carla Gee. Memorial service will be held at the Holiday Inn, 304 South Hamilton Road, Painted Post, NY, Saturday evening at 5 p.m. Any Memorial Donations may be directed to the Corning Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY for the great care and equipment they provided to Hilary and her family. Published in Star-Gazette on October 23, 2009
LAMBERT - Anna Kathryn Lambert Krouse, 88, a resident until recently of Country Acres Assisted Living in Fairmount City, Pa., died Oct. 14, 2009, at UPMC in Seneca, Pa. "Kay" was born July 9, 1921, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Harry and Mary MURPHY Lambert. As an 85-year resident of Athens and Sheshequin, Pa., Kay was a 1939 graduate of Athens High School and a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Athens. Kay was married on Oct. 4, 1941, in Athens to John P. Krouse who preceded her in death in 2006. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by: brothers Bert, Charles, John and James Lambert; sisters Nora O'Brien and Barbara Fraley; and an infant grandson, James Krouse. Survivors include: her sister, Laura Sharkey of Warwick, R.I.; and brother Paul Lambert of Cooperstown, N.Y. Early in her life, Kay worked as a secretary at the Ingersoll Rand Company in Athens and later managed the produce department of the Super Duper grocery store in Sayre, Pa. Mostly, she will be remembered by all for her keen sense of humor, her infinite capacity for kindness and compassion, and her spirit of generosity. As a devoted mother, most important to Kay were her four children and their spouses, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Surviving are: children Charles Krouse and wife Suzanne of Madbury, N.H., Carolyn Hasenfus of Jonesboro, Ga., Susan Gage and husband Robert of Bloomsburg, Pa., and James Krouse and wife Kathleen of Summerville, Pa. Also surviving are grandchildren Kara Bliven of Rochester, N.H., John Krouse of Madbury, N.H., Kyle Krouse of New York, N.Y., Steve Hasenfus of Atlanta, Ga., Dianne Hill of Stockbridge, Ga., Michael Gage of Arlington, Mass., Justin Gage of Magnolia, Ariz., Nathan Gage of Wellsboro, Pa., Jennifer Haight of Clarion, Pa., and Jeremy and Eric Krouse of Summerville, Pa. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews who will sadly miss their Aunt Kay. Services are set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, at The Goble Funeral Home on Wood Street in Clarion, Pa., with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. The Rev. James Dietrich will preside. Online condolences can be sent to www.goblefh.net. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to the Spalding Memorial Library, 724 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. 16 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
LANGE - GUSTIN, Elsie C.
Age 86, died unexpectedly after a fall in her home in Bradenton, FL on September 12, 2009. Born in Germany, May 22, 1923, to Clara and Herman Lange, Elsie and her parents moved to America when she was a small child. They settled on a farm in Wilson, NY, where Elsie grew up and graduated from High School. She later married Joseph Moretti and they became the proprietors of the Hotel Wagner in Penn Yan and of Moretti's Restaurant in Elmira. Elsie was later married to Wayne Gustin and became a wonderful step mother to Steve, Ken, Keith (Bonnie Beckman), and Carol Gustin. Together, Elsie and Wayne opened Gustin's Theater Lounge on Water Street, and operated several other restaurants in Elmira and Owego before they retired and moved to Bradenton. Elsie was quick to throw all of her resources, her heart, her spirit, and her nearly boundless energy into anything she undertook, which was usually the job of caring for people who needed her. What she did, she did out of love and devotion. She always found time to enjoy to the fullest what life had to offer, whether that happened to be her family, her garden, a good martini, or a friend's good fortune. All who knew her will truly miss her wonderful being and remember her in the time to come. Elsie will be laid to rest with her husband Wayne after a service at 10:00 AM on October 21st at the Bath VA National Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on October 20, 2009
LECHLITER-DIVERIS, Joan Daisy "Yia Yia"
Joan Daisy "Yia Yia" Lechliter-Diveris, 67, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Elmira, NY, the 3rd child of the late John Lynn and E. Louise Lechliter. As a single mother of 6, she achieved many professional accomplishments. Her career began with an in home child care business. Upon receiving her Bachelor's Degree from Elmira College, she worked for several years as a social worker, finally culminating in a 25 year career in Real Estate as an Associate Broker here in the capital region. She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens, her 18 grandchildren and the annual family trips to Cape Cod and camping. She loved knitting, crocheting and sewing; her receiving blankets and baby booties are legendary. But her true passion was her family. She was a free spirit and lover of life, always giving more than she received. She will be greatly missed and loved always. Yia Yia is survived by her husband of almost 25 years Hercules John Diveris, 6 children: Gwendolyn Maturo-Grasso (Richard), Billy Gooshaw Jr. (Kathryn), James Gooshaw (Kimberly), Brenda Gooshaw Samson (Stephen), Cynthia Gooshaw-Shafer (Tal) and Suzanne Runyan (Charles); step-children, Michael, Christopher, Elizabeth, John and George; 18 grandchildren, Amalia, Lawrence, Angela, Mary, Mitchum, Austin, Madison, Savannah, Braidee-Ann Joan, Nathan, Jonathan, Katherine, Thomas, Rebecca, Eric, Samantha Daisy, Alysia and Makenzy Daisy; and 5 siblings, James M. Lechliter, Gerald L. Lechliter, Kathy H. Robinson, Daniel E. Lechliter and Don Charles Lechliter. She is also survived by her beloved canine companion, Sarona, who accompanied Yia Yia everywhere. Funeral service will be held Sunday 3:00 PM at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie (Rt. 155 south of Central Ave.). Calling hours will precede the service from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204. Published in Star-Gazette on October 15, 2009
LISK William A.
Age 88, of Lisk Road, Odessa, NY, died on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Vera, on March 4, 2009 and is survived by his children, David and Elizabeth Lisk of Watkins Glen, NY, Diana Castrenze of Harford, NY, Deborah Lisk-Boutoille and Andre of Mount Holly, NJ, Darleen and Milford Sanders of Palmer, TX, Denise and Jake Clark of Alpine, NY and Dana and Tammy Lisk of Newfield, NY; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Evelyn Lisk, Lucy White and Ida Mae Truax. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY on Saturday, October 24, 2009, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 pm. His funeral service will be held there following visitation at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Fred Dyer officiating, Interment Highland Cemetery, where Full Military Honors will be accorded. Those wishing to remember Mr. Lisk may do so through memorials to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY or Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14831. Published in Star-Gazette on October 22, 2009
MALYSA John Michael Jr.
Passed peacefully in the arms of his parents on October 3, 2009. He was born at 8:40 p.m. on October 2, 2009 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse and died the following day around 7:30 p.m. John Michael was the son of John Malysa Sr. and Julie (Miller) Malysa of Sauquoit, NY. His paternal grandparents are Bernice and the late Frank Malysa of Clayville, NY; and maternal grandparents, Steve and Jolene Miller of Watkins Glen. Maternal great-grandmother, Joyce Miller of Watkins Glen. John Michael is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Diane Malysa, Joe Malysa (Donna), Maria Canarelli (Rich), Jesse Miller and Brittany Miller; along with many cousins and members of his extended family. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Although his time here on earth was short, he gave us a lifetime of happiness and taught us many valuable lessons. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. Published in Star-Gazette on October 8, 2009
MATTESON - Donald E. Matteson
87, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at the Elks National Retirement Community in Bedford, Va. Born Nov. 5, 1921, he was the son of Emory and Lora (Paris) Matteson. Donald was preceded in death by his wives, Lucille (Adams) Matteson and Marie (Warriner) Matteson. He is survived by four great-grandchildren, four grandchildren, and two daughters, as well as many other extended family members and friends. Donald retired in 1983 from Mansfield University as the director of the bookstore. He enjoyed his retirement years in Sarasota, Fla. and Bedford, Va. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 22 to November 3, 2009
MEYER - BOTSFORD, Mary Jane
86, of 339 South Williamson Road, Blossburg, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 24, 2009. Mary was born on August 13, 1923 in Lock Haven, PA. She was the daughter of Martin and Rose Meyer. Mrs. Botsford is survived by her husband of 59 years, Frank R. Botsford; sister, Audrey; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Rose Meyer; and sister, Barbara. Mary graduated from Blossburg High School. Earned a BS degree at Mansfield State College, did graduate work in Theater Arts at Cornell University and earned a graduate Librarian degree at Mansfield University. Mrs. Botsford taught French and English at Canton High School and was librarian at Liberty High School. She left teaching after the death of her father to assist her mother in the management of the family business, The Victoria Theater in Blossburg. Mary was proud of her long association with the First Methodist Church of Blossburg, having been a member for 75 years. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Tuesday October 27th, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michele Somerville officiating. Interment will be at Sunny Side Cemetery, Bald Eagle Twp. Published in Star-Gazette on October 25, 2009
MILLER - Ria J. Miller, 29, of Athens, Pa., died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009 due to an automobile accident. She was born Nov. 29, 1979 in Casper, Wyo., the daughter of Fred and Sharon VANNOY Miller. Ria loved animals especially turtles, of which she owned several including a tortoise. She had a special love for all children, adored her mom and dad, and her whole family. Ria was known for her generosity, teasing nature, and sense of humor. She was a 1998 graduate of Athens Area High School, and served in the United States Army, participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom from June of 2005 to July of 2006. She was predeceased by her grandmother Rose BROWN, and grandfather Jacob VanNoy. Ria is survived by her loving parents Fred and Sharon Miller of Athens, Pa.; siblings Lois (David) Miller-Woodruff of New Albany, Pa., Fred (Karen) Miller of White Haven, Pa., Brookes Miller and (fiancé Brett Mason) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; grandmothers Doris VanNoy of E. Troy, Pa., and Carolyn Price of Athens, Pa.; nieces, and nephews Brayden and Beckett Mason, Lacey (Larry) Vanderpool, Patrick Woodruff, and Robert and Beth Miller, cousins Jamie (Janine) Price of Scranton, Pa.; and Colin Sheffler, special friend; and her children Christina Elsbree-Fields, Aubrey and Avery Chandler of Germany; and special friend Keith Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home with Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850. 18 Oct. 2009, Towanda Daily Review
MITCHELL J.W. "Mitch"
Age 72, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joan Mitchell; son, Bob (Karen) Mitchell; daughter, JoLynn Mitchell; grandchildren, Alicia (Tim) Diello and Brandon Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Josie and Tyler; sister, Mary Ruth Davis; best friend, "Spot"; also several nieces and nephews. Mitch was a United States Marine Corps Veteran and member of the Marine Corp League. He retired from the Bendix Corporation. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Reverend Anne Mowery will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Arnot Ogden Foundation, for the Dialysis Unit, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on October 19, 2009
NELSON - FILLMORE, Lois E.
69, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Mills, PA, died Sunday, October 4, 2009 in the Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY, surrounded by her family. Born August 25, 1940, at home in Bingham Township, she was the daughter of Charles B. and Mary Easton Nelson. She was a 1958 graduate of Northern Potter High School. She married Dale W. Fillmore in 1959 in Genesee and they celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 7, 2009. She joined Dale who had preceded her in death four days prior on September 30, 2009, took his hand at Heaven's gate and will continue on their journey together. She was a homemaker, worked at Electri-Cord in Westfield and Corning Glass in Corning, NY, retiring in 2000 after 25 years of service. In retirement, she volunteered at the Angel Food Ministry, Harrison Valley Library, and made pillows for Christmas House. Lois served as the Genesee Township Judge of Election. She and Dale spent a few months each year at their winter home in Florida. An avid reader, she also enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, bingo, traveling, four-wheeling, camping, baking, attending family reunions and the grandchildren's sporting events. She enjoyed the many family and friend gatherings through the years. She especially enjoyed time spent with her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters and brothers and their families. Surviving are: four daughters, Sheila (Jurgan) Bradac of Kirtland, OH, Annette (Joe) Miles of Little Marsh, PA, Susan (Ed) Quick of Freeport, TX, and Lynne (Tom) Roeske of Scio, NY; eight grandchildren, Cory (Nettie) Miles, Travis Miles, Lacy Miles, Bryan Miles, Vernon Quick, Samantha Quick, Mark Roeske, and Jennifer Roeske; four great-grandchildren, Jillian, Brock, Lana, and Jamal; two sisters, Audrey (Richard) Eaton of Genesee and Kathryn (Ray) Seeley of Troupsburg, NY; two brothers, Charles (Laura) Nelson of Genesee and Donald (Sheila) Nelson of Whitesville, NY; and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Genesee United Methodist Church, Genesee, PA on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 from 10:00- 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Deborah L. Watkins and the Rev. Lowell Watkins will co-officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local library, the Genesee United Methodist Church, Genesee, PA 16923, or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements with Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA. Published in Star-Gazette from October 5 to October 6, 2009
NIST-DOUD, Terry (Cherkis)
Age 56 of Corning, NY. Born June 5, 1953 in Canton, OH, the daughter of Thomas R. and Donna B. (Kerry) Nist died on Monday, October 12, 2009. She was predeceased by her mother, Donna Nist; and first husband, John Cherkis. Terry is survived by her loving husband, Thomas Doud; son, Christopher Cherkis of Washington, DC; daughter, Christin (Eric) Bresett; grandson, Caleb Bresett, all of Elmira; father and stepmother, Thomas and Beverly Nist of Auburndale, FL; brother, Thomas (Kathy) Nist, Jr. of Rochester, NY; sister, Linda (Stuart) Shaw of Cary, NC. Terry is also survived by her nephew, Jason R. Nist of Elmira; several other nieces, nephews, family and friends. Terry was loving and supportive to all who knew and loved her. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School and Corning Community College. She was an RN employed with Guthrie Medical Group in Big Flats and a member of Harley Owners Group, Corning Chapter. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, October 16th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Saturday, October 17th, at 1 p.m. Rev. Jerry Berbary will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Watkins Glen. Published in Star-Gazette from October 14 to October 15, 2009
NORDIN Steve A.
Age 37, of Elmira, NY, died very unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 21, 2009. He was born on December 8, 1971 in Elmira, NY. Steve is survived by his parents, Charles and Rose Nordin of Elmira; children, Nathan, Haley and Leah Nordin and their mother, Annette Nordin, all of Sayre, PA; daughter, Kayla Bauman of Wellsburg; brother, Chuck Nordin of Horseheads and his children, Chad and Kassie Nordin; along with many close friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 28th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow there at 8 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Published in Star-Gazette from October 23 to October 27, 2009
OAKS Michael "Tod"
Age 55, of Millport, died after a brief illness on October 20, 2009. According to his wishes there will be no funeral services. Tod was a talented musician, enthusiastic ZZ Top fan, and a member of the Oaks Brothers Band. He worked as a custodian for the Odessa-Montour Central School District. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Oaks; daughter, Allyson Oaks; parents, William and Joan Oaks of Watkins Glen; brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglass (Darienne) Oaks of Burlington, VT, Mark (Carolyn) Oaks of Fabius, Jonathan (Penny) Oaks of Marietta; sister and brother-in-law, Ellen (Edward) Peterson of Veteran; father-in-law, Richard Drum of Montour Falls; sisters-in-law, Beverly Rhynehart of Millport, and Catherine (Skip) Orcutt of Elmira Heights; brother-in-law, Rich Drum of Elmira Heights; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Mary Drum. Memorials in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY. You may sign a guestbook for the family online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. Published in Star-Gazette on October 22, 2009
O'BRIAN Daniel Clayton "Clayt" "Obie"
Age 96, of Hanwell Village in Corning, NY, died Sunday, October 18, 2009, at home. He was born in Corning on July 3, 1913 to Leo and Jessie O'Brian. He married Flora Mae Fish on July 12, 1937 in Corning and was predeceased by her on June 5, 2005. He worked for Dan Kelly Pontiac, Kings Dairy, Purcell Motors (Cadillac), Ed Gatke Chevrolet, Jim Fuller Chevrolet, and Van Brunt as a mechanic. He was a charter member of the Caton Volunteer Fire Department with 57 years of active service. Clayt was a member of the Caton Bible Chapel, and was an avid bowler. He had been a member of the CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps, when he was a teenager. He is survived by his daughter, Esther Ryder of Penn Yan; two sons, Louis (Jean) O'Brian of Bath and LeRoy (Sharon) O'Brian of Corning; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie O'Brian of Lawrenceville, PA; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Clayt was predeceased by a son, Justin O'Brian; brothers and a sister, Thomas, Clifford, and Helen; son-in-law, Charles Ryder, Jr. Calling hours will be Thursday, October 22nd, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will be held on Friday, October 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jeff W. Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning. Memorial donations may be made to the Caton Volunteer Fire Department or to Caton Bible Chapel. Published in Star-Gazette on October 22, 2009
O'KANE Richard J
Age 67 of Lawrence Johnson Road, Beaver Dams, NY died on Monday, October 8, 2009 in the comfort of his home. He is survived by his wife, Irene O'Kane; son, Richard John O'Kane II and wife, Bonnie of Temecula, CA; along with his children, Richie, Olivia, Quintin & McKenna; son, Patrick John O'Kane and wife, Marci of Danbury, CT along with his children, Evelyn & Faelinn; daughter, Allyson O'Kane of Spring, TX. Mr. O'Kane worked for the Schuyler County Highway Department & was a dispatcher for the Village of Watkins Glen Police Department, and Martz Trailways Bus Company, Wilkes-Burre, PA as a bus driver. He was a member of The Myrtle Jefferson Lodge #131 F&AM, Montour Falls, NY, The Royal Arch Masons and the Montour Moose Lodge and a former member of the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge. Mr. O'Kane served for six years in the U.S. Coast Guards. Family and friends are invited to attend a time of sharing and refreshments with Richard's family at the Montour Moose Lodge, St. Rte 14, Montour Falls, NY on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made in Richard's memory to the Montour Moose Lodge for the "Troop Mailings" for the Holidays, 2096 St. Rte. 14, Montour Falls, NY 14865. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on October 10, 2009
PARSONS - TALADA Helen L.
Age 85 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday October 16, 2009 at The Arnot Ogden Skilled Nursing Unit in Elmira, NY. Helen was born February 14, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Noble Parsons. She married her husband, Milford D. "Mick" Talada on February 26, 1946 and he pre-deceased her on November 15, 2006 after 60 years of marriage. Helen was also pre-deceased by her parents, her brother Carl Parsons, and her sisters-in-law Katherine Wright and Audrey Weber. Mrs. Talada was a retired employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Horseheads, NY. Helen was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who treasured the time she spent with her family and friends. Mrs. Talada is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: David & Angie Fusare Talada of Elmira Heights, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Patricia & David Kamas of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Kristin Talada Mecum & Wil Mecum, Allison Talada, Sarah Talada Kurcoba & Rob Kurcoba, and Cody Church; sister: Marie Rawleigh of Edmond, Oklahoma; brother: Robert Parsons of Batavia, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Raymond & Mary Talada of New Albany, PA, David & Polly Talada of Mountoursville, PA, Lynette Lamphere of Powell, PA, and Pat House of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday October 19, 2009 from 4-7 PM. Mrs. Talada's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 PM. Helen will be laid to rest in Clearview Cemetery in North Cohocton, NY next to her beloved husband Mick at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Talada through memorials to 4-D at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center 600 Roe Avenue Elmira, NY 14905. The Family would like to thank the "Special Angels" of 4-D at The Arnot Ogden Skilled Nursing Unit for their loving and compassionate care of their mother and grandmother. Published in Star-Gazette on October 18, 2009
PRESTON - SEELEY, Marie P.
85, of Elkland, PA, formerly of Harrison Valley, died Thursday, October 15, 2009. Born February 26, 1924, in Waverly, NY, she was the daughter of Guy R. and Myrtle Bellows Preston. She was a homemaker and a lifelong area resident. Surviving are a son, Larry E. (Marie) Seeley of Belmont, NY; three grandsons, Larry G. Seeley and Christopher (Jessie) Seeley, both of Elkland, and Stephen (Lisa) Seeley of Middlebury Center, PA; two granddaughters, Tracy L. Gleason of Illinois and Kathryn Weeks of Middlebury Center; 12 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, William Seeley, Jr.; three grandsons, Kevin Seeley, Mark W. Seeley, and Scott A. Seeley; a great-grandson, Bryton Seeley; a brother, Donald Preston; and two sisters, Barbara Masterellar and Lucille Reed. Friends may call Sunday, October 18, 2009, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Whites Corners Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette from October 17 to October 18, 2009
PRICKMAN - BULIN, Marilyn Prickman
Age 72, of Watkins Glen, loving wife, mother and grandmother died peacefully October 9, 2009 at St. James Hospital in Hornell, NY. Mrs. Bulin was born in Rochester, MN on March 28, 1937 the daughter of the late Dr. Louis E. and Laura R. Prickman. She is survived by her husband, George; 2 brothers, Jack Prickman of Rochester, MN and Dr. William Rickman of Edina, MN; son, Charles Olson of Annapolis, MD; daughter, Wendy Criss of Watkins Glen; sons, Dieter Bulin of South Lake Tahoe, CA and Jonathan Bulin of Dallas, TX and 3 grand children, Jessica Brogdon of Watkins Glen, NY and Andrew and Jenna Bulin of Dallas, TX. She was a former professional figure skater and skating coach achieving her gold medal in 1955 while residing in Rochester, MN. In 1970 she joined the professional figure skating staff of the Frank Ritter Memorial Ice Rink at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Marilyn was an enthusiastic supporter of her granddaughter Jessica's Watkins Glen HS sports teams and also enjoyed watching her compete in equestrian events. In keeping with Marilyn's wishes there will be no calling hours, but friends wishing to memorialize Marilyn may send contributions to the Watkins Glen High School Sports Booster Club or the Falck Cancer Center of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. Published in Star-Gazette from October 14 to October 15, 2009
REINERT - FLEISHER, Catherine Reinert "Kate"
Of Big Flats, died Friday, October 9, 2009 at Founders Pavilion in Corning. Kate is survived by husband Mark Fleisher; daughter and son-in-law, Claire and Jason Johnson and beloved granddaughters Abigail Kathryn and Ella Frances of Elmira; sister Susan Hintze of Hughestown PA, and late brother-in-law Edward Hintze; brother John Reinert of Glasgow MT; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Fred and Barbara Fleisher of New York City; an extended family of several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Kate was born July 16, 1942 in Wilkes-Barre PA, graduated from College Misericordia in Dallas PA and did graduate work at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications before becoming women's editor of the Schenectady Union-Star. She later managed Cuyler News Service in Albany, served as a reporter with the Elmira Star-Gazette, managed the Big Flats office of state Senator William T. Smith, and then established Kate Fleisher Enterprises, a marketing/public relations/writing firm with a diverse clientele ranging from industrial and commercial companies to not-for-profit organizations. Kate also wrote a business column for the Chemung Valley Reporter and worked as a correspondent for trade publications including Women's Wear Daily and Supermarket News. Among her many honors and accomplishments: Past President of the Elmira Torch Club, Torch International Regional Director, recipient of a Torch Gold Award; co-founder of the New York State Women's Press Club and 2006 inductee into its Hall of Honor; 1993 recipient of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce's Athena Award; co-chair of Chemung County's recognition of the 75th anniversary of women's right to vote; first woman elected Elmira Rotary Club president and recipient of a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Private burial will be at Bath National Cemetery. Kate always loved a good party. And so family and friends are invited to raise a glass or two in her honor at Horigan's in Elmira following the church service. In honor of Kate's granddaughter Abigail, donations in Kate's memory may be directed to Sweet Kids, a juvenile diabetes support group, c/o Mark Fleisher, P.O. Box 314, Elmira NY 14902. Published in Star-Gazette on October 11, 2009
RICHTER - Francis E. "Fran" Richter, 75, of Columbia Crossroads, Pa., died on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at the Green Home in Wellsboro, Pa. He was the husband of the late Nancy (JUDSON) Richter who died on June 24, 2006. The couple married in 1962 and had 43 years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Fran's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the funeral home. Fran was born on Sept. 22, 1934, in Stamford, Conn., son of the late Harry and Regina (NURNEY) Richter. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Fran apprenticed as a tool and dye maker and worked as a machinist, was a model maker in the shop, and later became the proprietor of Judson's County Store. He was Catholic by faith and enjoyed classical music. Fran is survived by: his son Edward J. (Jodi) Richter of Wellsboro, Pa.; his daughter Carole (Stephen) Suarez of Syracuse, N.Y., his grandchildren Scott, Brian, and Anna Suarez, and Eric Richter; five siblings; and several nieces and nephews. Fran was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Nancy, and one brother. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Fran's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. 14 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
RING - BELKNAP, Beatrice M. "Bea"
Of Florida, formerly of Horseheads, NY died October 16, 2009. Bea was a graduate of Southside High School, the daughter of Otto and Florence Ring. She was a secretary for the Board of Education, was a member of the Corning Country Club and a long-time volunteer for the Corning Classic. Bea was a loving mother and grandmother; her "passions" were golf and family. Bea is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Robert Belknap; children, Susan (Robert) Rohrig, Nancy Curren-Beers, Judith (Andrew) Burns, Robert (Susan) Belknap, Jr.; grandchildren, Joshua (Ricci) Curren, Jennifer and Christopher Rohrig, Michael (Jaclyn) Burns, Bailey (Jason) Megibow, Maxwell, Alison Belknap; great-grandchildren, Camryn and Ashley Curren, Jordon Megibow, and Paisley Burns. Private family services will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the HPH Hopsice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667-2460, or a charity of choice. Published in Star-Gazette on October 21, 2009
RUMSEY - BERLIN, Doris G. Rumsey
Age 92, of Gillett, PA and formerly a longtime resident of Horseheads, died on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009. Doris was predeceased by her first husband, Curtis Rumsey in 1971; son-in-law, Thomas F. Hakes in 1997; and more recently her husband, Earl Berlin in 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Hakes) and Gary Pierce of Keuka Lake; son, Curt and Pat Rumsey of Elmira; grandchildren, Julie (Paul) Pacheco, Steve (Kelly) Hakes, Chris Hakes, Candice (Tom) DiBerardino, Rob Rumsey, Michael and C.J. Rumsey; great-grandchildren, Tanner and Kennedy DiBerardino and Sydney Hakes, Stella and Paloma Pacheco, and Ava Rumsey; many friends, especially the "Mall Walkers" with whom Doris walked the equivalent of the distance from Horseheads to California. Especially remembered will be how Doris always had a kind word and was always able to find the good in everyone. Doris was a retired office manager from Curtis Wholesale Foods. She also worked as a crossing guard for the Horseheads Central School District. She was a gardener, an accomplished painter and a lady who always enjoyed nature's beauty. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a kind and gracious lady. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, from 4-7:00 p.m. Her service will take place there at the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Halsey Valley Cemetery, Halsey Valley, NY. Those wishing may remember Doris with memorials to Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Ave., Elmira, NY, 14903, www.tanglewoodnaturecenter.com. Special thanks to Betty Strait and Dr. Robert Lambert and staff for the special care and comfort given to Doris over the years. You always made her feel at home. Published in Star-Gazette on October 19, 2009
RUSSELL - Russell Hill Woman Passes Away - Mrs. [Anna] George A. Carney died at her home at Russell Hill, Monday, January 18, 1932. Mrs. Carney was born at Russell Hill, 62 years ago, the daughter of the late A. Harvey and Ellen Wood Russell. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Emerson of Meshoppen, were held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in Carney Flat cemetery. She is survived by her husband and several grandchildren. [ no source on clipping]
SCOTT - RANDALL, Patricia Scott
Age 69, of Montour Falls, died
on Tuesday, October 20, 2009. According to her wishes, private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Charles Randall; three children, Scott (Sue Ellen) Randall of Wilmington, NC, Katherine (Jason) Scott of Jacksonville, NC, Terri (Daniel) Minotti of Montour Falls; mother, Beulah Scott; four grandchildren, Jason Daniel Miller of Jacksonville, NC, Charles (Samantha) Randall of Pollocksville, NC, Mari Ann (Walter) Fawcett of Groton, CT, Connie Randall of Montour Falls; one great-grandson, Robert Charles Randall; special longtime friends, Cori, Gary, Brad and Steve Smith; and several brothers, sister, nieces, and nephews. Patricia worked for over 20 years for B.C. Cate School in Montour Falls. Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in her memory to the B.C. Cate Elementary School Library Fund, c/o "Cori Smith," 262 Canal St., Montour Falls, NY 14865. You may sign a guestbook for the family online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. Published in Star-Gazette on October 22, 2009
SPENCER - Kay Louise Spencer Nolan, 39, of RR2 Towanda, Pa., (Asylum Twp.) died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, unexpectedly at her home. Born June 15, 1970 in Towanda, Pa., she was the daughter of Debra MARKISH Spencer CAPWELL and the late Guy E. Spencer. Kay was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley High School, class of 1988 and married James Nolan on Dec. 17, 1988. Kay attended the Northern Tier Career Center in Towanda receiving her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1999. In earlier years she was employed as a Certified Nurses Assistant at the Highlands in LaPorte, Pa., for many years. Later she was employed by the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, Pa., the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., and most recently at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Kay was currently enrolled in the Chancellor's Learning System to receive her degree as a Registered Nurse. Kay loved spending time with her granddaughter Lily, embroidery, and reading. Surviving are: her mother, Debra G. Markish Capwell and her husband, John A. Capwell, of RR2 Towanda; her daughters, Micayla R. Nolan and her fiancé, Stephen BAILEY of Dushore, Pa., Jesslyn L. Nolan of Dushore, Pa.; her granddaughter, Lily Bailey of Dushore, Pa.; her brothers, Steven Spencer and his wife, Connie of New Albany, Pa., Shane Spencer of Towanda, Pa.; her sister, Tammy Bird and her husband, Kyle of RR4 Dushore, Pa.; her maternal grandmother, Bernice Markish of Towanda, Pa.; the father of her children and good friend, James Nolan, Dushore, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Guy E. Spencer on July 5, 1998; her maternal grandfather, John Markish; and paternal grandparents, James and Louise Spencer. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to trust fund at the Citizens and Northern Bank, Dushore, PA 18614 for the education of Kay's daughter, Jesslyn L. Nolan or to a trust fund for the medical care of Kay's granddaughter, Lily Bailey, at the Citizens and Northern Bank, Dushore, PA 18614 in Kay Louise Nolan's memory. 05 Oct. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
STEIN John C.
of Murrells Inlet, SC - John Charles Stein, age 71, died Sunday, October 11, 2009 at his residence. Born in Elmira, NY, he was the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Stein. He retired as a project manager for Corning, Inc. after 35 years. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Stein of Murrells Inlet; a son, John Charles Stein, Jr. and his wife, Heather of Chesterfield, VA; a daughter, Barbara L. McCall and her husband, Todd of Bethel Park, PA; eight grandchildren, Shannon M. Colgin, Justin C. Stein both of Chesterfield, VA, Amber D. Stein of Amelia, VA, Miranda L. Stein John C. Stein, III both of Chesterfield, VA, Kara J, Alyssa R, and Dylan A. McCall all of Bethel Park, PA; two great-grandchildren, Alex Colgin and Kendall Colgin both of Chesterfield, VA; and one brother, Robert W. Stein of Baldwinsville, NY. Services will be private. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Published in Star-Gazette on October 16, 2009
THORPE Kevin L. "Thumper"
Age 46, of Burdett, NY, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and friends on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his life partner, Alice Clawson and her children, Jeff (Sharon) Clawson, Mary (Harley) Connelly, Judy Randall, Brenda (Dan) Towner; parents, Ronie and Roberta Thorpe; brothers and sisters, Daniel (Joan) Thorpe, Tessie (Bill) Osborne, Trina (Tim) Wood, Charles (Martha) Thorpe, Matthew (Suzanne) Thorpe; and best friend, Harley Connelly; and several nieces and nephews and grandchildren. Thumper worked for Silverline Construction and was a member of the Burdett Fire Department. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, NY on Friday, October 16, 2009, from 3:00-7:00 p.m.; a funeral service will be held at the conclusion of services at 7:00 p.m. Rev. J. Keith Kissel officiating. Thumper was a member of the Burdett Fire Department. Those wishing to remember him may consider a donation in his memory to the Burdett Fire Dept. Building Fund, PO Box 238, Burdett, NY 14818. Published in Star-Gazette on October 15, 2009
TIMS - Kenneth R. Tims, 66, of New Albany, Pa., died at his home on Sept. 28, 2009 after a losing a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family. Ken was born on Oct. 22, 1942 in Newton, N.J., a son of the late Lewis and Edna (DICKERSON) Tims. On April 29, 1995, he married Cindy Decker in Blairstown, N.J. Ken worked for the M&M Mars Corp. for 31 years retiring on Oct. 31, 1995. Ken loved life and the outdoors especially enjoying hunting, farming, working outside, woodworking, and bird watching. He also loved his family and spending time with good friends. In addition to his wife, Cindy Tims, Ken is survived by his children, Steve and Christina Tims of Effort, Pa., Wendy Gee of Gloucester City, N.J., Alan and Margaret Tims of Kunkletown, Pa.; stepson, Richard and Denise Clark of Franklin, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and many special friends also survive. A service for Ken will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 10, at the family home, RR2 Box 237A New Albany, Pa., with Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. 08 Oct. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
TRIPP JR Charles M.
Charles M. Tripp, Jr., age 57, of Tioga, PA, died on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at his home. Born on July 5, 1952 in Blossburg, PA, he was the son of Charles and Gertrude (Kilburne) Tripp, Sr. Charles is survived by five sisters and two brothers-in-law; Denise Satterlee of Elmira, NY, Tammey and Dan Horton of Tioga, PA, Karen and Rick Satterlee of Lawrenceville, PA, Arlene White of Port Orange, FL and Laurie Miles of Tioga, PA, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Published in Star-Gazette on October 10, 2009
TURNER - REVEREND FREDERICK LOYST TURNER
HORSEHEADS - Reverend Frederick Loyst Turner, resident of Appleridge in Horseheads, New York, died peacefully on October 16, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York. He was 92 years old. Rev. Turner was born August 4, 1917, in Buffalo, New York, son of Frederick H. and Blanche Gagnon Turner. He was married to Evelyn Bravo Turner who died in February 2007. Rev. Turner was pastor to various New York area churches before his retirement from active ministry in 1980. He received an undergraduate degree from Cornell in 1939, graduated from Cornell Law School in 1941 and was ordained a Methodist minister in 1947 after graduating from Drew Theological Seminary. He often explained his decision to forgo the practice of law and enter the ministry as necessitated by the times, or as Fred wrote in his last pastoral letter before retiring from Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Church in 1980, "the world was going to hell [in 1941] and God was the only answer." Rev. Turner began his career with the Methodist church with an appointment to New Albany, Pennsylvania where he dutifully served four area congregations: New Albany, New Era, Overton and Hollenbeck. While pastor at New Albany he met his wife, Evelyn Bravo of Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. She was a school teacher when they married on June 12, 1945. In 1948 Fred was assigned churches in Wellsboro and Lowman and in 1950 he was transferred to Elmira, New York where he served as pastor at the former Epworth Methodist Church on Thurston Street. In 1954 Fred and family relocated to Jacksonville, New York where he served as pastor until 1959. In 1959 he was re-assigned to Dryden, New York and in 1967 he moved to Moravia, New York where he served churches in Moravia and neighboring Locke. In 1971 he assumed pastoral duties at Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Church in Southport, New York where he served until his retirement from active ministry in 1980. Following retirement, Fred and Evelyn settled in Pine City, New York where they enjoyed all the fruits of retirement, including entertaining their four grandchildren. Although Fred retired from active ministry in 1980, his insatiable need to read, study and contemplate the nature of humanity never ended. Following retirement, Fred taught "World Religions" at Elmira College for several years and continuously read and studied the Bible with friends and colleagues of diverse and varied affiliations. While in retirement he compiled the journal writings of his father, Frederick Henry Turner (1851 - 1947), who traveled throughout the American West during 1870's - 1880's, in a book entitled "The Early Life of Frederick Henry Turner." In the summer of 2008, Fred with daughter, Ruth, and grandson, David, traveled the West, visiting sites referred to in the journal and retracing the path of Frederick Henry. Fred was a voracious reader who loved studying the classics as well as the Bible; he was especially fond of Shakespeare and the classic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome. Wherever he traveled he was never without a book and he read at every opportunity. He loved all humanity and frequently commented in his final days what a beautiful world God gave us. As a minister and continuing until his final days, he counseled those in need of spiritual comfort; he was a friend to all humanity who cared deeply for the welfare of everyone. In his final days he stated that he was thankful for the life he had led. He is survived by his two children: a daughter, Ruth of Lebanon, Connecticut; and a son, Rick of Croton, New York; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on October 31, 2009, at First United Methodist Church on Broad Street in Horseheads, New York at 10:00 a.m., all are welcome.
VANDUZER - Rodney John VanDuzer, 70, of Franklindale, Pa., died
early Monday morning Oct. 19, 2009. Rodney was born April 13, 1939 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Burgess and Anna COLEGROVE VanDuzer. He was formerly employed by the A & P plant in Horseheads, N.Y. and by Jack SOPER Excavating in Athens, Pa. He is survived by: his son and daughter-in-law, Rodney Carl VanDuzer and Brenda VanDuzer of Powell; twin grandsons, Rodney Carl VanDuzer Jr. and Robert John VanDuzer both of Powell, Pa.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Chester and Leona VanDuzer of Sayre, Pa., Robert and Pat VanDuzer of St. Pauls, N.C.; sisters, Alice HORTON of Rome, Pa., Anna Mae Lantz of Athens RR 1, Pa., Lillian Talada of Sayre, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews; caring friends, Harold F. Williams Jr. and Josephine Saxon. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul and Leroy VanDuzer; and sisters, Grace Crandall and Helen Gesford. The family extends their greatest appreciation to all of Rodney's friends for their love, support and caring assistance over the past years. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Rodney's family with service arrangements. 19 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
VELIE Thomas Reed
Infant, died on Thursday, October 1, 2009. Beloved son of Brian Taylor Velie and Katherine Adatto Velie of New Orleans, LA; baby brother to Cooper Wells Velie; grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Fusco, Mr. James Velie of Corning, NY and Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth N. Adatto of New Orleans; great-grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Peelle of Corning, NY and Mrs. Carl Adatto of New Orleans. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. A private graveside ceremony will take place later this week in New Orleans. Donations, if desired, may be made to the Thomas Reed Velie Fund at Touro Infirmary Foundation to benefit mothers and their infants in Touro's Labor and Delivery Department, 1401 Foucher St., New Orleans, La. Published in Star-Gazette on October 23, 2009
WEBSTER - Edward A. Webster, 69, of Endicott, N.Y., died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at home following an extended illness. He was born June 1, 1940, in Towanda, Pa., the son of the late Paul and Lillian ZURN Webster. Ed loved life and lived it to the fullest; his sense of humor was contagious, and he was loved by all who knew him. He was employed with Ingersoll Rand in Athens for 25 years, and then I.B.M. in Endicott for 17 years, retiring in 2001. He enjoyed working out at American Family Fitness. He is survived by: his wife Natalie; children Melanie and James Boles of Chesapeake, Va., Michelle and Jed Murray of Athens, Pa., Kirk Webster of Chesapeake, Va., Kelley Webster of Lamarque, Texas, Melinda and Andrew Brooks of Virginia Beach, Va., and stepsons Shane and Heather Wolfsmith of Bloomfield, N.J., and Justin and Holly Smith of Barto, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Paul "Pete" Webster of Athens, Pa.; sisters Mary O'Connor of Sayre, Pa., and Jarmelia Mitchell of Fla., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, 701 W. Main St., Endicott, N.Y. with Fr. Edward J. Zandy officiating. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the: American Lung Assoc., 7328 S. Main Ave., P.O. Box 95, Scranton, PA 18504. 16 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
WILSON - FREEMAN, Robin C.
Robin C. Freeman died on Oct. 14, 2009. She was 67. Born in Orange, NJ, she lived in Parsippany, New York City, East Orange, Mt. Lakes, and Long Valley before moving to Tewksbury Twsp. in 1988. Mrs. Freeman received her BA Degree majoring in Political Science and Economics from Elmira College in 1963. She was the President of Triwef Corp. in Mount Arlington for 30 years before retiring in 2008. Her life revolved around her home, her daughter and her husband. She loved summers on Cape Cod, and spending time at their New York Apartment, attending New York Yankee games and going to the Theater with her close friends. She also enjoyed International travel and visiting with friends abroad. At home she enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and needlepoint. Survivors include her husband, William E. Freeman; one daughter, Dr. Andrea St. John Freeman and her husband, Nicholas Henn of Flemington; two brothers, Michael Wilson and his wife, Kay of New Bern, NC and Peter Wilson of San Francisco. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Shirley A. Freeman of Horseheads, NY; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Bailey Funeral Home, 8 Hilltop Rd., Mendham. Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Mendham. Cremation will be private. For those desiring, donations to the "Marines Helping Marines", Slattery Detachment, Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 306, Whippany, NJ, 07891-0306. Published in Star-Gazette on October 17, 2009
? MCCAULEY, Betty J.
Age 88, of Syracuse, died Friday at Van Duyn. Originally from Elmira, Betty worked as a hairdresser for the family-owned Bensons Beauty Salon and various salons in Syracuse for over 40 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack McCauley in 1979, a son, Michael in 1995 and her sister, Mary Belle Hind in 2003. Survived by her son, Daniel (Cherie) McCauley of Liverpool; two daughters, Katherine (James) Crane and Sharon (Donald) Boyle, both of Westvale; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday (today) at Holy Family Church with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204 or University Hospital - Burn Unit, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210. Arrangements by Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home, 3700 W. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13219. Published in Star-Gazette on October 13, 2009