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.
BAXTER - BIVIANO, Barbara Baxter
Originally of Norwich, NY died on Monday morning, November 2, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 90. Born February 21, 1919, Barbara was the daughter of the late Charles and Grace Wheeler Baxter. During her long career in nursing she worked as a private, public health, and school nurse. Her many interests included reading, knitting, playing the piano, and rooting for the Atlanta Braves. She married N. John Biviano who predeceased her in 1984. Surviving are her children, David (Julie) Biviano, Pine City; Brenda Matthews, Hot Springs Village, AR; and Gary (Suzanne) Biviano, Knoxville, TN; four grandchildren, Michael (Julie) Biviano, Jennifer (Brian) McKenzie, Elizabeth (Darren) Barker, Andrew (Elizabeth) Biviano; four great grandchildren and several cousins. At Barbara's request, there will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday, November 5, at 10 am in St. Mary's Church, Elmira with the Reverend Richard Farrell officiating. Burial will take place at the family's convenience in St. Paul's Cemetery, Norwich, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to "St. Mary's Church-Smile Train", 224 Franklin St. Elmira, NY 14904. Smile Train is a program that supports free life-changing cleft surgeries for children in impoverished countries. Published in Star-Gazette on November 4, 2009
BEGUN - ELIZABETH LENTKOWSKI (1933-2009)
Elizabeth Lentkowski, 76, of Wellsboro, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Broad Acres. She was the wife of the late Walter C. Lentkowski who died Aug. 9, 1984. Elizabeth was born May 26, 1933, in Chester, the daughter of the late Paul and Pauline Telko Begun. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse, homemaker and member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Elizabeth enjoyed arts, crafts and animals. Surviving are daughters, Judianne Lentkowski of Raleigh, N.C., Joanne (Mike) Fults of Raleigh, N.C.; sons, Paul Lentkowski of Copenhagen, Denmark, Cory (April) Lentkowski of Kailua, Hawaii; and nine grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m . with the Rev. Canon Gregory P. Hinton officiating. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 11 to November 17, 2009
BELLINGER - BAILEY, Marlene L.
Age 74, of Chesapeake, VA, died on Nov. 4, 2009. A native of Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Eleanore Bellinger. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at Qualex, Norfolk, in Human Resources. Marlene greatly enjoyed reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert T. Bailey Sr.; her children, Donna (Terry) Heath and Diana Merrill of Littleton, NC, Gilbert (Bonnie) Bailey of Spencer, NY, Richard Bailey, Kenneth Bailey, and Gene (Juanita) Bailey of Van Etten, NY; her grandchildren, Rachael (Dave) Reynolds, Jody Bailey, Kimberly Bailey, Tifanie Merrill, Nicole Bailey, Tyler Bailey, Marcus Bailey, Adam Bailey, and Kevin (Katrina) Heath; her great-grandchildren, Rylyan and Ryder Reynolds, Kayla and Kaiden Heath; her brothers, Kenneth (Ann) Bellinger, Raymond (Cheryl) Bellinger, Norman (Kathy) Bellinger; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Hospice for their tremendous support and kindness. There will be no viewing or services. Published in Star-Gazette on November 10, 2009
BENTLEY Roland Barr
Age 79, of Painted Post, NY, died Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Mr. Bentley was born in Erwin, NY on August 3, 1930, the son of the late Gerald A. and Cora (Barr) Bentley. He married Prudence Allen on May 14, 1976. Roland taught at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY for 25 years. The Dean of the Ithaca College School of Music commended his work as "role model of what it means to be a true professional". While at the college Roland established a reputation as a leading teacher of voice, attracting and graduating many fine performers in his career. He served as a music education supervisor, choral conductor, voice performer and associate professor of vocal music. After his retirement from Ithaca College in 1992, Roland and his wife, Prudence, divided their time between New York and Arizona with occasional trips abroad. In his retirement he became an excellent pastel artist and won a number of Steuben County awards. Roland was a serious student of local history as well as genealogy. He was active in the Steuben County Historical Society and wrote articles about his experiences at his local one room school house. Roland was the fifth generation of his family to live on the property purchased by Thomas Barr on Beartown Road. Some people think the spelling of Beartown changed through the years from Barrtown. He went to Painted Post High School, received a BS in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, and an MS in Music Education from Ithaca College. He was in the US Army from 1953 to 1955, then taught at Haverling Central School in Bath (1955-1960), Cortland High School, and Elmira Free Academy from 1961 to 1967 when he joined the faculty of the School of Music at Ithaca College. He retired in 1992 as Associate Professor of Music and Voice. Roland was an active volunteer at the Magee House in Bath, a board member of the Steuben County Historical Society, and chairman of the Schoolhouse Committee of the Society. His interests included music, of course, and genealogy, New York State and local history, and pastel painting. He is survived by his wife, Prudence Allen; daughter, Mary (Ray) Dunham of Cortland, NY; sons, David Bentley and Janet Keegan of Painted Post, NY, and Daril Bentley of Addison, NY; stepdaughter, Joanna (Gerald) Jones of Fairfax, VA; stepson, Chris (Jenny) Allen of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren; nephews, Roland (Gina) Bentley of Bozeman, LA, TJ Bentley of Cranberry Lake, NY, and Harry (Noemi) Bentley of Corning, NY. Roland was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Bentley. There will be a Memorial Service Sunday, November 1, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, One Wombaugh Square, Addison, NY. A spring time musical celebration is planned for friends and relatives unable to attend the November 1 service. Memorial donations may be made to the Roland Barr Bentley Voice Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Roland Bentley, 2 Barr Lane, Painted Post, NY 14870. Published in Star-Gazette on October 31, 2009
BLANCHARD Robert E.
Age 69, of Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, died Saturday, October 24, 2009, at home with his loving family at his side. Bob was born November 2, 1939 in Elmira, son of the late Clarence and Marion (Edic) Blanchard. He was a graduate of Southside High School and was a self-employed carpenter, specializing in cabinetry making for many years and also worked in the stockroom at Wal-Mart. He was a member of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, number painting, working on his computer and spending time with his devoted family. Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Gayle A. (Davies) Blanchard of Wellsburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Lawrence Richardson of Enterprise, FL, Barbara and Robert Mattison of Pine City, Robin and Steven Andrews of Gillett, PA, Tammy and Charlie Little of Elmira; a sister, Janet Allen of Belmont, NC; 10 grandchildren, 2 ½ great-grandchildren; and his canine buddies, Daisy and Happy. Robert was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Richard Blanchard. Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2009, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. His service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 p.m. with Reverend James Carr officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are directed to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or to a charity of one's choice. Published in Star-Gazette from October 25 to October 27, 2009
BOWMAN - Mr. Douglas K. Bowman, 52, of Main St., Laceyville, PA, died at the Hospice Community Care in Dunmore, PA on Tuesday evening, Oct. 20, 2009 after an illness. He was born in Meshoppen, on Nov. 8, 1956, the son of Marion ALLEN Bowman of RR2, Laceyville and the late Donald E. Bowman, who died on Oct. 9, 1992. Growing up in Laceyville, Doug was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1974. For over 11 years, he was employed at Penns Best Trucking in Meshoppen, where he was employed as a supervisor. He was a SAL member of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion in Black Walnut. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially his annual fishing trip to Canada. He also enjoyed golfing. Besides his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Angela M. Miller of Pittston; son, Stephen D. Bowman and his fiancé, Jennifer C. Hill of Laceyville; two sisters and brother-in-law, Mrs. Betty Hall of Laceyville and Bonnie and Keith Brodhun of Laceyville; three granddaughters, Joslyn Miller, Breana Miller and Justine Miller, all of Pittston and two nieces and three nephews. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Joshua Miller, who died on June 7, 2009. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Mark King of the Birchardville Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery at a later date at the convenience of the family. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday evening Oct. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations to the Hospice Community Care, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA. 22 October 2009, The Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
BRANN - HILL, Margaret B. (Brann)
Age 83, of Cape Coral, FL died on Sunday, November 1, 2009. She was a native of Elmira where she lived until 1976 when she moved to New Britain, CT. She also resided in Fort Myers, FL until relocating to Cape Coral, FL. Margaret was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary A. (Coveney) Brann. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Hill, Sr. and her brothers, Charles and James Brann. Margaret is survived by her children, Robert C. Hill, Jr. of Cape Coral, FL, Barbara Versage of Bedminster, NJ, Kathy Hill of Palo Alto, CA and daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Rick Mangone, a grandson, Mike Mangone of Southington, CT. It was Margaret's request that all services be private. For those wishing to make donations in her memory, the family suggests donations be made to Hope Hospice House Cape Coral, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Published in Star-Gazette on November 4, 2009
BRUBAKER Donald G.
Age 69, of Watkins Glen, NY, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, October 30, 2009. The family wishes to extend an invitation to join in a celebration of Don's life at Seneca Lodge on Tuesday, November 3, from 7–9 p.m. He is survived by his daughters, Wendy Brubaker of Watkins Glen and Heidi Brubaker of Gaithersburg, MD; brothers, John M. (Jack) Brubaker of Watkins Glen and Wm. James (Gloria) Brubaker of Watkins Glen; sisters, Nancy J. Hunter of Montour Falls and Edith J. (Allen) Berry, Sr. of Alpharetta, GA; grandchildren, Kai and Cale, whom he loved dearly and was affectionately known as "Papa". Don is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many special friends. Don was a free spirit. He was an accomplished carpenter, avid sailor, and the Seneca Lodge Philosophizer. He especially enjoyed the outdoors, reading and crosswords. Don was one of the initial participants and great supporter of the Cardboard Boat Regatta. He was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School Class of 1958 and Bucknell University Class of 1962, where he was a member of the SAE Fraternity. Cheers! Memorials in his memory may be made to the Friends of Watkins Library (FOWL), 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Published in Star-Gazette on November 1, 2009
BRYSON - MORGANDALE, Joanne (Bryson)
Age 82, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. She was born on March 22, 1927 in Uniontown, PA, the daughter of the late Frank Edwin and Olive Alberta (Johnson) Bryson. Joanne was married on February 22, 1975 to Donald J. Morgandale. She was formerly employed by Notewares and Dunham's Department Store both of Wellsboro, PA. She taught smocking classes at the Lumber Museum and was a judge at the Tioga County Fair. Joanne was a member of the EGA, Wellsboro Art Club and a charter member of the Mountain Laurel Quilt Club. She portrayed Whistler's Mother for a program at the Gmeiner as well as acting in plays for Hamilton-Gibson Productions including the part of Miss Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy. She won many ribbons at the county fairs and at the State Farm Show. She was an Inspector of Elections for Wellsboro's 2nd Ward for many years. Joanne is survived by her husband, Donald; daughter and son-in-law, Jaye Anna and Todd McCoy of Greensboro, NC; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Beth Weaver, Jeffrey and Linda Weaver and John Mark and Linda Weaver, all of Wellsboro, PA; step-son, Scott and Linda Morgandale of Reading, PA; sister-in-law, Cynthia Hoffman of Reading, PA, and nine grandchildren. Friends may call on Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 3 to 4 PM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 PM at the funeral home with the Rev. Canon Gregory P. Hinton officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in Star-Gazette on October 30, 2009
CARY - WALTERS Lillian L.
Age 82, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Thursday, November 5, 2009. Friends may call Sunday, November 8th from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday in the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. Published in Star-Gazette on November 8, 2009
Harrison Valley, Pa. - Lillian L. Walters, 82, of Harrison Valley, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009. Survivors inlclude her husband, Robert; two sons, Robert Walters of Ellisburg, and Larry Walters of Westfield; a daughter, Donna Plyler of Genesee; three sisters, Edna Giardina of Corning, Genevieve Hurler Viera of Westfield, and Alice Cervoni of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; and a brother, Arnold Cary of Westfield. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Harrison Valley Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
CHRZAN - Irene Rose "Ike" (CHRZAN) STONE, 74, of Troy, Pa., died on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Ike was born on Nov. 11, 1934, in Troy, the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (HAYES) Chrzan. The community of Troy knew her best as the Medical Laboratory Technologist for the Troy Community Hospital, and she worked for the hospital for over 45 years. She was Catholic by faith. Ike is survived by: her companion, Jim Shoemaker; her sons, Michael (Bonnie) Stone and William (Susan) Stone, Jr., both of Lakeland, Fla.; her daughter, Stephanie (David) Williams of Troy, Pa.; her grandchildren, Steven (Laurie) Stone, Renee (Dave) Knisely, Tara (Eric) Booth, Tyler Williams, Hailey Williams, and Jared Williams; her great-grandchildren, Caleb Seeley, Isabella Knisely, Jordyn Booth and Shayla Booth; her sisters, Annabelle Polly, Margaret Krise, Francis Chopak, and Kate Young, all of Troy, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; and her canine companion Midnight. Ike was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Ray, Vince and Bill Chrzan. Services are private and at the convenience of the family. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Ike's name to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. 29 Oct. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
COBLE - William "Bill" McKinley Coble Jr. of Superior, Wyo., who was born May 26, 1936, in Lancaster County, Pa., died with his wife and children by his side on Nov. 1, 2009, at the Utah Valley Specialty Hospital in Provo, Utah, after a courageous battle against multiple medical problems. He is survived by caretaker, wife and love of his life, Shirley Anne Coble (MULLl). They were married Nov. 15, 1953, and would have shared 56 years of marriage in 14 days. Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving from 1957 to 1959 in the 11th Airborne Division. He spent his younger years as a long-distance semi driver, as a dairy farmer in Bradford County, Pa., a butcher, and then back to the road. One of his road trips landed him in Rock Springs, Wyo. He was employed at Bridger Coal Co. as a warehouse supervisor from which he retired in 1998. He lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed a host of friends from all over the United States and Switzerland. He and Shirley made a life for themselves in Wyoming and entertained many visitors. They enjoyed traveling, especially to Alaska to fish. Bill was an avid hunter and had a great respect, understanding "God's Creation" — nature. And this he passed down to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In Wyoming, he fulfilled his civic duty by serving as a council member for the city of Superior for two years and was elected as the Mayor of Superior for 12 years. He was proud of his accomplishments and new friendships made throughout his political career. He was affiliated with the Rock Springs Masonic Lodge No. 12 and the Scottish Rite in Lander, Wyo. He was a member of the NRA and "The Mule Deer Foundation," and was a life member of both "The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation" and "The North American Hunting Club." Together they have three children, Dianne C. Garrison and husband Jerry of Rock Spring, Keith L. Coble and wife Brinda of Superior, and William M. Coble III and wife Marcy of Rock Springs; loving grandchildren, Travis Garrison and wife Juli, and Beau Garrison, all of Rock Springs, Daniel Booth and wife Jeanne of North Dakota, April Lawson and husband Victor, and Tessa Botero and husband David, all of Pennsylvania, William M. Coble IV of Rock Springs, and Amber Coble of Laramie, Wyo.; step-granddaughters, Eva Morin of Evanston, Wyo., and Audrey Prange of Rock Springs; great-grandchildren Tanner and Brittnay, Samantha, Jordan and Alexa, Heather and Dakota, Mikayla, Taylor and Shayla, Gaige, Parker, Madalynn and Maddox, and Jude Renee. He is also survived by his brother, Martin J. Coble; sister-in-law Dawn Lapp and husband Wayne; and several nieces and nephews, all in Pennsylvania. Bill was preceded by: his parents, William M. Sr. and wife Mary MARTIN Coble; sister Faye Stoltzfus and husband Abner; nephew Brent Stoltzfus; his in-laws, Paul and Faye Mull; a special nephew, Franklin Mull; an infant grandson, Mikah Garrison; and grandson Kodiak Coble. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs, Wyo. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday Nov. 6, 2009, and one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Rock Springs Masonic Lodge, c/o Mike Yedinak, P.O. Box 1101, Rock Springs, WY 82901. 04 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
DelGROSSO Anthony A. "Tony"
89, of Galeton, PA, died on Sunday, November 8, 2009, at his home. Born March 22, 1920 in Galeton, PA, he was a son of the late Costanzo and Lucia (Piaquadio) DelGrosso. He was a Veteran, having served with the United States Navy in World War II. On June 9, 1945 in Dickson City, PA, he married the former Helen Sargent, who predeceased him in 1988. Tony was a self-employed roofer and painter and also worked at Galeton Production and at the Cowanesque Valley Ironworks. He was a member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton, a Life Member of the Galeton VFW, and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are three daughters, Sandra Brooks, Galeton, Toni (Richard) Grant, Sunderlinville, Lori (Ray) Lopaz, Galeton; five grandchildren, Trent Brooks, Galeton, Julie Brooks, Montgomery, PA, Christa Buechler, Galeton, Joanna Brooks Evans, Mansfield, Lee Parker, Tioga, PA; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd (Peg) DelGrosso, Addison, NY; two sisters, Helen Baczek, New Mexico, Grace (Sam) Giordano, Galeton; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Tony was predeceased by three brothers, Daniel, Larry and George DelGrosso; and a sister, Leah DelGrosso. A private family service will be held at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, with interment following at West Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Potter County Hospice, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. Published in Star-Gazette on November 10, 2009
DEMING John H.
John H. Deming, 72, of Blossburg, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at his home. John was born Sept. 14, 1937, in Coudersport, a son of Howard E. and Elizabeth Hewitt Deming. Prior to his retirement, John was a teacher for the Southern Tioga School District. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and was a veteran having served with the United States Navy SeeBees. He enjoyed dogs, hunting, and was an avid fisherman. John is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, John and Teresia Deming of Blossburg, Adam and Yuko Deming of Indianapolis, Ind., Michael "Tyke" Deming of Texas; three step-sons, Daniel Strange of Texas, Mark Hotter of Morris, Ron Hotter of Morris; a step daughter, Debbie Campbell of Mainesburg; four grandchildren, Patrick, Eric, Mika, Erika Deming; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Andrew Deming of Blossburg, Howard and Nancy Deming of Tioga; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Rowena Gibbons officiating.
DUVALL - LATTIMER, Beverly J.
Age 68, of Horseheads, died Oct. 22, 2009 at Elcor Health Center. Bev was born Jan. 12, 1941 to Calvin and Minnie (Strain) Duvall. She was survived by her daughters, Kathy (Steven) Stanton of Horseheads, Donna (Corrie) Hofman; son, Donnell Lattimer, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Sherry (Raymond) Kelley, Christina and Jessica Stanton, Dylan Bricka, Joshua, Dustin, Desiree, Tiffany, Corey and Jenna Lattimer; one brother and two sisters. Predeceased by close friend, Irving Berthod; and former spouse, Ernest Hackett. Bev always put her family first. She was a caring mother and grandmother. At her request, her service will take place privately with a close family gathering. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830 or St. Jude Children's Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Published in Star-Gazette on October 27, 2009
EMERY Franz J.
Franz J. Emery, Age 44 of Gillett, PA died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Corning Hospital. Franz was born January 6, 1965 in Baltimore, MD son of the late Thomas E. Emery and Dorothy (Hauser) Emery. Franz worked as a landsmen for Long Consulting Group. His memberships included NALA and AAPL. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed canoeing, rafting and the times he spent with his family and friends. Survivors include his mother Dorothy Emery of Elmira, NY, companion, Brenda Galpin of Gillett, PA, two daughters Tyne Emery of Wellsboro, PA, Cassandra Emery of Galton, PA, two sisters Ann Moresi of Plant City, FL, Pauline (Michael Tice) Emery of Elmira, NY, a niece Melissa Moresi, nephew, Roy Tice, three uncles, Rudolph Hauser, Gerhard Hauser and William Emery, an aunt, Loretta Savage, cousins and many friends. Family and friends are invited to celebration of life at 1:00 PM Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the Brick Tavern, corner of Rte. 6 and Berwick Turnpike, Burlington, PA. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY is in charge of arrangements.
EMPSON - Gerald E. "Gerry" Empson, 67, of Ulysses, PA, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born November 9, 1941, in Ulysses, he was the son of Gerald G. and Ada Bennitt Empson. On August 1, 1959, in West Bingham, PA, he married the former Lena Mead, who survives. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Ulysses and was employed as an over the road truck driver by Sherwood Enterprises, Inc. in Ulysses for 36 years, retiring October 31, 2007. He was a member of Lewisville Lodge #556 F&AM in Ulysses. Surviving besides his wife, Lena, are: a son, Steven (Belinda) Empson of Ulysses; two daughters, Gerry Lynn (Allen) Schrock of LaGrange, IN and Jolene (Stanley) Neu of Elmira, NY; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; an aunt, Lula "Polly" Bennitt of Ulysses; three sisters, Shirley (Russell) Nicosia of Owego, NY, Anna Brooke of Blossburg, PA, and Margaret Torok of Ulysses; nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Gertrude Morley; and a brother, Harold A. Empson. Friends may call Friday, October 30, 2009 from 7:00-9:00 PM and on Saturday, October 31st from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.
FENNER - SWIFT, Rita L.
Age 80, of Tioga, PA, died Saturday, October 24, 2009, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Rita was born February 23, 1929 in Shunk, PA, a daughter of Reed and Emma (Shaddock) Fenner. She was married to the late Omar Swift. She enjoyed entertaining, traveling and cooking. Rita is survived by a daughter, Claudia Brown of Tioga, PA; a step-daughter, Betty (Charles) Link of Lawrenceville, PA; four grandchildren, Eric Schwartz, Keith Andreason, Ronald Andreason and Karen Brown; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Leonard and Harold Fenner of Florida, Jack and Pauline Fenner of Florida; a step-brother, Frank Wetmore of TX; a sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Ronald Johnson of PA. Rita was predeceased by her husband, Omar, in 2002, her parents and her step-father. Family and friends will celebrate Rita Swift's life at her daughter, Claudia's home on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Rita's memory to the Pennsylvania SPCA, Rt. 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901. 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 26, 2009
FERRIS Freeman F.
Age 97, of Bethany Village, Horseheads, NY formerly of Elmira, Painted Post, and Lawrenceville, PA, died quietly Sunday, October 25th, 2009. Freeman was the son of the late Harry A. and Bessie Short Ferris. He was born in Knoxville, PA, August 15th, 1912. Freeman was predeceased by his first wife, Doris Skinner Ferris, second wife, Mildred Anderson Ferris and his third wife, Marie Young Ferris. Surviving him are his children, Norman (Joann) Ferris of Elmira, Janet (David) Kester of Macedon, NY, Judith Jaworski, and Nancy Ferris, both of New Jersey; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille LeBoo of Victor, NY; brother, Merle (Phyllis) Ferris of Henrietta, NY; several nieces and nephews. Freeman is also predeceased by his brother, H. Wayne Ferris; and his sister, Betty Franks. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Wednesday, October 28th, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 29th, 2009, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 6 Franklin Street, Lawrenceville, PA. The Reverend Allen Hulslander will officiate. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Fairview Cemetery in Port Allegany, PA. Freeman will always be remembered for his kindness, and cheerful spirit. He loved meeting and helping people. He never stopped thinking about creating and inventing something to help others. He owned Ferris Garage on South Walnut Street, Elmira, NY, and worked for A&P as a mechanic for a few years before becoming an auto mechanics teacher for BOCES were he later retired. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Freeman F. Ferris' name to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 6 Franklin Street, Lawrenceville, PA 16929 or the Bethany Village, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in Star-Gazette on October 27, 2009
FILER - Frank S. Filer died on Oct. 23, 2009. He was the beloved husband of Marion (nee Winters) and the late Jacqueline (nee Phillipps). He was the dear father of Ruth, William, John Sr., Christy, Sharon, Victoria and the late Frank. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and his sister Marion Veneri. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing and services at 7 p.m. Wednesday from the Aldworth Funeral Home, Decatur and Charles streets, Philadelphia, Pa., where friends may call after 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Franks' memory are preferred and may be sent to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. 26 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
GOURLEY - MORAN, Geraldine G.
Age 89, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Geraldine was born on August 2, 1920 in Elmira, daughter of the late John and Cecilia (Melvin) Gourley. Geraldine retired from Elmira College after many years as a Financial Aide Advisor. She was a long time parishioner of St. Mary's Church and a member of the Lady's Of Charity. Survivors include her son, Michael Moran of CA; sister, Theresa (Edward) Connelly of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren, Michael and Lisa VanArsdale; son-in-law, David VanArsdale; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Geraldine was predeceased by her daughter, Kathleen VanArsdale and sister, Mary Gourley. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Tuesday, November 10th at 10 AM in St. Mary's Church with Fr. John DeSocio as celebrant. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on November 6, 2009
GUTHRIE - MYRA ALICE MORSE (GUTHRIE)
Myra Alice Guthrie Morse, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, in Avon Park, Fla. She was a homemaker, of the Presbyterian faith, member of Village Improvement Association and the Music Club in Canton. She was a 1945 graduate of Canton High School in Canton. She received her associates degree from Dickenson College, now Lycoming College. Along with her husband, Dean, she assisted in the running of Morse Funeral Home and Morse Furniture Store. She was a member of the Corey Creek Golf Club in Mansfield and former member of River Greens Golf Club in Avon Park, Fla. She was an avid sports fan. She was a Ladies Club Champion at Corey Creek Golf Club in Mansfield and had a hole-in-one at Harder Hall on April 10, 1987. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her sons, David L. (Ruth) Morse of Canton, Drake G. Morse of Wellsboro; brother, Attorney Donald (Carol) Guthrie of Media; grandchildren, Brandy Henson, Donna Smith, Darrin Morse, DeAnna Williams, Dana Vermilya, Nikolas Morse, Kylie Morse, Dale E. Morse, Lauren Morse; great-grandchildren, Tess, Zoey, Tate, Gavin, Taci, Lyle, Trey, Levi, Michaela, Makenzie, Marissa and Stephanie. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, Dean Stanley Morse; a son, Dale Stanley Morse; and a sister, Phyllis Springer. Funeral services will be held Monday Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. in the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, Fla.,with Pastor Bob Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Entombment will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Canton Green Free Library, P.O. Box, Canton, Pa. 17724 or Canton VIA, Canton, Pa. 17724. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 30 to November 10, 2009
HARTMAN - LONG, F. Virginia (Hartman)
74, of Galeton, PA, died Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA after a lengthy illness. Born September 19, 1935, in Huntington, PA, Ginni was a daughter of the late John and Bernice (Emigh) Hartman. On July 20, 1952, she married Fred Long and they resided in Galeton on the Long Farm, West Branch Road. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Fred Long; a son, Roger and wife Deborah of Galeton; three grandsons, Joshua and daughter Jaley of Galeton, Chad of Delaware, and Brett and wife Jill of Rochester, NY; and sisters, Barbara Hartman of Huntington, Margie Hartman of Galeton, and Debbie Hartman of Michigan. A family service will be held today, November 8, 2009 at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, with the Rev. John Prouty officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society . Published in Star-Gazette on November 8, 2009
HARTMAN George L.
Age 76, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on June 22, 1933 in Elmira, NY to the late Howard and Ruth (Duke) Hartman. George was predeceased by his brothers, Donald and Dennis Hartman; and sister, Beverly Reedy. Survivors include his wife, Melody (Weston) Hartman of Elmira Heights; sister, Ann Bacome of Elmira Heights; step-children, Shana Weston of Horseheads and Stuart Cummings of Tioga, PA; niece, Brenda (Mike) Johnson of KY; along with several other nieces and nephews. It was George's wish that no services be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on November 5, 2009
HEWITT Elizabeth E. "Betty"
Retired Educator - Age 88, was born October 19, 1921 in Homewood, PA, the daughter of the late Ellis Eberle and Ellyn (Tibbitts) Hewitt. "Betty" was ushered to heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from St. Joseph's Hospital. Her sister, Mary Kathryn (Hewitt) O'Connor also predeceased her. She is survived by her brother, Joseph Hewitt of Scottsdale, AZ; nephews, Richard O'Connor III, Ellis Eberle O'Connor; niece, Irene Esther (O'Connor) Gallup; along with several great-nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived by her church family at the Elmira Christian Center, as well as her school family at the Elmira Christian Academy. "Betty" was a graduate of the Homewood High School near Pittsburgh, PA. She received her teaching degree from Carnegie Melon University in Pittsburgh, PA and her Master's from Elmira College. "Betty" graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY as an accomplished French Horn player. She traveled all over the United States with an orchestra made up of Eastman Alumni. Prior to moving to the Elmira area, she taught for several years in New York City at the New York City Christian Academy. "Betty" was a faithful and devoted teacher at the Elmira Christian Academy retiring after 20 plus years of teaching history and typing. She attended the Elmira Christian Center and was a dedicated Sunday School teacher for many years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, November 14, 2009, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Reverend Belvy White will celebrate her services. Interment will take place privately in the Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA where she will be laid to rest on the Hewitt family plot. Published in Star-Gazette on November 13, 2009
HOLMES - On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 20, 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 20, 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 administration 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 from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at Fellowship Bible Church, Route 14 and Mud Creek Road, 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 suggests that contributions in Tim's memory be directed to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home of Canton. 22 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
HOWARD - Judy Genevieve Howard Evans, 59, of Waverly, N.Y. died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was born March 19, 1950 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Gerald Howard and Helen (Benjamin)Waldorf. Judy is survived by her husband, Ronald Evans, sons Randy, Adam, and Eric Chilson and six grandchildren; siblings Gerald Howard, Linda and Paul Bump, Reva Wagner, Connie and William Moser, Audrey Rosengrant, Becky and Virgil Root, Tina and David Plageman. Following Judy's wishes there will be no calling hours or memorial service. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Judy's life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at the Monroe Hose Company Social Hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. (For those unable to attend the services and are wishing to sign the E-guestbook or send condolences may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com.) 22 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
KANNENBERG - Eva Marie Warfle of LeRaysville, Pa. and Vestal, N.Y., passed into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2009 at Wilson Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health. Eva was born in Binghamton, N.Y. to Edward and Emma Kannenberg. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Andrew Kannenberg; sister, Mildred (Frank) Bogady; husband, Walter; and son, Grant. She is survived by her children: Oliver Warfle, Snoqualmie, Wash., Elsie (Clayton) Lantz, LeRaysville, Pa., George (Nancy) Warfle, Warren Center, Pa., Howard Warfle, LeRaysville, Pa. and Jill Reynolds (fiance Chris Carrican); grandsons, Brian Lantz, Tyler and Travis Parkhurst; sisters-in-law Bernice Warfle, Adele Warfle and Peggy Warfle; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Eva found her greatest joys in her children, grandchildren and her unwavering faith in God. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home, 765 Main St., Vestal, N.Y., with a period of visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Rev. Dale Anschuetz will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Warren Center Independent Bible Church, c/o Janice Young, RR1, LeRaysville, PA 18829. 07 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
KUHN Joseph P.
Joseph P. Kuhn, 88 of Germania, PA , died on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born April 12, 1921, in Susquehanna Twp., PA, he was a son of the late Antony and Tresia (Schmidt) Kuhn. Joe was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force during WWII. After the war, he returned and owned and operated Kuhn's Texaco station in Camp Hill, PA and then he worked at Stevens Equipment in Harrisburg where he sold equipment to townships and boroughs. He was married to the former Shirley Dimon, who survives. He was a Life Member of the Masons Lodge #681 in Mechanicsburg, PA, attended West Pike Baptist Church, was a pilot and greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycling and snowmobiling. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Joseph (Sue) Kuhn, Lansdale, PA, Steve (Becky) Kuhn, Gettysburg, PA, Thomas (Russanne) Kuhn, Shirleysburg, PA; three daughters, Denise (Robert) McCool, MD, Barbara Lush, Boiling Springs, PA, Becky (Bo) Washington, Carlisle, PA; two stepsons, Jerry (Jo) King, Gainesboro, TN, Ricky (Gail Stein) King, West Palm Beach, FL; a stepdaughter, Penny King, Westfield, PA; two brothers, Frank and Paul Kuhn; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by sisters, Pauline Cope and Tresia Sinkovich. Services will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association or to the West Pike Baptist church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. Published in Star-Gazette from October 31 to November 1, 2009
LABARRE - Richard ("Dick") A. LaBarre, 62, well-known resident of Rome RR3, Rome Township, Pa., died Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Dick was born May 16, 1947, in Sayre, Pa., the son of M. Jane Joyce LaBarre and the late Charles F. LaBarre Sr. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School Class of 1965. Dick dedicated his life to farming on the Jewell Hill Century Farm in Rome and also served as a bus driver for the Northeast Bradford School District for more than 40 years. He was also employed by Rome Township for many years. Dick loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren, and he enjoyed watching NASCAR Racing. He is survived by: his children, Susan Rogers and her husband Chad Rogers of Nichols, N.Y., Jill Vough and her husband David Vough of Rome RR3, and Kasey LaBarre and his wife Laurie LaBarre of Rome; his mother, M. Jane LaBarre of Rome RR3; grandchildren, Hillary Rogers, Troy Rogers, Alan Vough and Erika Vough; siblings, Charles F. LaBarre Jr. and his wife Arlene LaBarre of Rome RR3, J. David LaBarre and his wife Claudia LaBarre of Rome RR2, Rosanne Felter and her husband Keith Felter of Rome RR3, Linda Hosley and her husband Gary Hosley of Rome RR3, and Sandra Vaughan and her husband Elwood Vaughan of Rome RR3; a special uncle and aunt, Perl and Lillian Shores of Ghent; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by: his father, Charles F. "Frank" LaBarre Sr. on May 30, 1990; and by his nephews, David and Michael LaBarre in 1979. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Hezekiah's Hands in care of the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Richard A. LaBarre's memory. 04 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
LAVERTY - Brian T. Laverty, age 55, of 250 Redington Ave., Troy, Pa., died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at Troy Community Hospital. Brian was born Jan. 15, 1954 in Boston, Mass., a son of the late Charles and Janet (KEEFE) Laverty. He was a graduate of Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Mass., and served his country in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1977. He and the former Joanne S. RUBINO were married Feb. 2, 1975 in Millis, Mass. Brian was the founder of the Laverty Group an affiliate member of the Portfolio Resources Advisor Group. Active in the community, Brian was an avid government official serving of both the Borough of Milton, Pa., and Troy, Pa., where he served as president of the Troy Borough Council. His memberships included the Democratic Committee, St. John's Catholic Church, Pa. Environmental Network, Organization United for the Environment and the Community Legal Defense Fund. Brian also had been a member of the Green Party and was the first Green Party Member to be voted into public office in Pennsylvania when he was a Blossburg Borough Councilman. He was interested in environmental issues and sustainable energy and in his spare time wrote a column in the Canton Sentinel. He was also a devoted husband, father and New England Patriots fan. Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Joanne S. Laverty of Troy, Pa., son Charles "Chuck" Laverty of Pittsburgh, Pa., daughter, Christina "Tina" Laverty of Harrisburg, Pa., sister and brother-in-law, Virginia & Steven Ryan of Farmington, Conn., several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at St. John's Catholic Church, High & Exchange streets, Troy, Pa., with Rev. Martin Boylan as celebrant. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials are directed to The Wounded Warrior Project, 370 Seventh Ave., Third Floor, Room 320, NY, NY 10001; or to Xaverian Brothers High School, Office of School Advancement, 800 Clapboardtree St., Westwood, MA 02090 or to a charity of choice. Nov. 02, 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
LYONS - GRIFFIN, Katherine Elizabeth
Age 87, of Painted Post, NY, died peacefully at home on Wednesday evening, October 28, 2009. Katherine was born February 19, 1922 in Addison, NY, a daughter of the late Thomas and Minnie Kingston Lyons. She graduated from New York State Teachers College in Albany, NY with continued graduate studies at Columbia University and Elmira College. She was a lifelong educator. During her career she taught at Interlaken, Campbell, Ithaca and Corning-Painted Post High Schools. She was a communicant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where she was a founding member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Women's Club and taught Religious Education. She was a member of the NYS Regents Committee responsible for developing the Business Math Regents Exam for the State. She was also a member of Corning-Painted Post Retired Teachers' Association. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Edward J. Griffin; her children, John (Karen) Griffin of Keuka Village, NY, Mary (Thomas) Tammaro of Painted Post, NY, Thomas (Connie) Griffin of Binghamton, NY, Ellen (Bruce) Hostrander of Painted Post, NY, Mark (Karen) Griffin of State College, PA, Bryan (Marilyn) Griffin of Horseheads, NY and Matthew (Kristen) Griffin of Atlanta, GA; daughter-in-law, Susan Iversen of Gorham, NY; 22 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Kane of Addison, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is pre-deceased by her son, Edward James III; brother, Thomas Lyons; sister, Helen Frawley. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY on Friday, October 30, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary will be take place at 8:45 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catherine's Church, Addison, NY, on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 11 a.m. Katherine will be laid to rest immediately following at St. Catherine's Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on October 30, 2009
MARLATT Walter G. Jr.
Age 68 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday October 25, 2009 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Walter was born April 18, 1941 in Hornell, NY the son of the late Walter G. and Dorothy E. Bailey Marlatt Sr. He married his wife, Mary J. Bush Marlatt, on June 6, 1970 and they recently celebrated their 39th Wedding Anniversary. Walter retired from Bond Paper in Elmira, NY as a purchasing agent. Mr. Marlatt is survived by his wife Mary J. Marlatt; sisters and brother-in-law: Jean Dennis of Savona, NY and Phyllis & Gerry Feenaughty of Rock Hill, SC; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Jean & Dean Bedient of Wyoming, NY, Virginia Rappleye of West Seneca, NY and Grace & George Andrews of Dundee, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Wednesday October 28, 2009 at 1 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. The Rev. James R. Crupi will officiate. Interment in Hillside Cemetery in Canisteo, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Marlatt through memorials to The Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA Animal Shelter Route 352 Elmira, NY 14903.
Published in Star-Gazette on October 26, 2009
McINTYRE - Richard M. McIntyre
50, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009. He was born on Sept. 20, 1959, in Phoenixville, a son of Albert and Marie Emert McIntyre. Richard was the husband of Laura J. Fisk McIntyre. He was employed at the Maple Hill Tree Farm. Richard is survived by his wife, Laura; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Lindsay McIntyre, Richard A. and Leanne McIntyre, Theo McIntyre; daughter, Jeannie McIntyre, all of Wellsboro, and five grandchildren. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 6 to November 17, 2009
MEYER - Mary Jane Botsford
86, of 339 South Williamson Road, Blossburg, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. Mary was born on Aug. 13, 1923, in Lock Haven. 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. She earned a bachelor of science 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 Oct. 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michele Somerville officiating. Interment will be at Sunny Side Cemetery, Bald Eagle Township. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 27 to November 3, 2009
MILLER Kenneth L.
Age 88, of Cayuta Street in Corning, NY, died Sunday, November 8, 2009, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. Kenneth was born in Genesee, PA on September 22, 1921, to Foster and Gladys (Kent) Miller. He was a graduate of Harrison Valley High School in 1940. Ken married Lois Steadman on September 8, 1940 in Ulysses, PA and was preceded in death by her on May 9, 2009. He worked for 38 active years at Ingersoll-Rand, Painted Post, and retired in 1984 as a machine operator. He enjoyed walking, fishing, reading, and spending summers on Waneta Lake and winters in Florida. Ken enjoyed bus trips and traveling in his motor home with his wife, Lois. He is survived by three daughters, Donna (Gerald) Kibbe of Harrison Valley, PA, Janice (K. David) Holmes of Painted Post, NY, and Marjorie (Donald) Pratt of Beaver Dams; one son, Kenneth (Nancy) Miller of Bradford; a brother, Raymond Miller of Harrison Valley, PA; twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles; a sister, Thelma Steadman; three grandsons, David and Chris Kibbe, and Donald Pratt Jr.; a great-granddaughter Megan North. Friends may call on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from 2 until 3 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Kenneth's name to a charity of your choice. Published in Star-Gazette on November 10, 2009
ROBERT J. NACE
Robert J. Nace, 75, of Northampton, died Sunday, All Saints Day, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Robert and his wife, Delia M. Allen Nace, celebrated 55 years of marriage in June. He was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late William and Madeleine O'Neil Nace. Robert retired as industrial sales representative from Lighting Fixture and Supply Co., Allentown. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton and the Eucharistic Adoration Society. Robert was also a former member of Assumption of B.V.M. Church, Slatington, where he served as marshall for the Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Men of Sacred Heart, Wilkes-Barre. Robert was a Navy veteran, serving his country for eight years. Surviving are his wife, Delia; children, Delia Marie Sabadish, Robert J. Nace, Theresa M. Davis, Kathleen M. Zionkowski, Joseph F. Nace, Eileen M. DeWitt, Arthur J. Nace, Michael F. Nace, Madeleine E. Bama; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, William Nace, Rev. Monsignor Arthur Nace; sisters, Madeleine Nace, Theresa Ryan, Patricia Campbell. Robert was predeceased by his daughter, Bernadette M. Nace and a sister, Eileen Steer. Burial with military honors, was held in Our Lady of Hungary Parish Cemetery. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 11 to November 17, 2009
NORRIS - REED, Linda M. (Norris)
Age 60 of Gardner Rd. in Horseheads died after a courageous battle with leukemia on Fri Nov. 6, 2009 with her husband Guy, son Eric and dear friend Vandy at her side. Linda was born April 23, 1949 the daughter to James and Mary (Lauper) Norris. She was recently predeceased by her father Jim and is survived by her devoted husband Guy Reed; Son, Eric (Melanie Allen) Reed all of Horseheads, NY; Grandson, Greyson Reed; Mother, Mary Norris of Big Flats, NY; Sister, Sheila (Dave) Barmaster of Walworth, NY; Several nieces and nephews and many close and caring friends and neighbors. Linda was a loan officer at the First Heritage/ CCSD Federal Credit Union. She was a member of Big Flats Wesleyan Church and member of the Bethany Village-Bethany Knoll Apartments Board of Directors. Linda was devoted to her faith and a kind a gracious lady who had an infectious smile and always a genuine concern for others. She was full of fun, loved life, and will be missed by those whose lives she touched. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Tuesday Nov. 10, 2009 from 2-4:00 and again from 6-8:00 pm. A celebration of her life will take place on Wed. Nov. 11, 2009 at the Big Flats Wesleyan Church 561 Maple St., Big Flats, NY 14814 at 7:00 pm with the Rev. Bern Lytle to officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may also remember Linda with memorials to the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child, PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607. Published in Star-Gazette on November 8, 2009
PAUL Theodore "Ted" F.
Age 75, of Tioga, PA, died Wednesday, November 4, 2009 in Wellsboro, PA. Theodore was born February 12, 1934 in Galeton, PA, a son of Charles and Florence (Coon) Paul. He was the husband of Evelyn Ruth (McFall) Paul, with whom he celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary on January 3, 2009. Ted was employed by GE in Elmira, NY, and by Ward Manufacturing for 13 years, retiring in 1996. Ted was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Tioga. He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Ted is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Tioga, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dennis Crumb of Wellsboro, PA; three sons and daughters-in-law, Theodore "Ted" and Toni Paul of Millersport, OH, Delbert and Holly Paul of Fredericksburg, VA, Charles Eugene Paul of Tioga, PA; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Margaret McFall, of Tioga, PA; brothers-in-law, Bill McFall of Springfield MO, and Mart McFall of Canton, PA; a sister-in-law, Shirley McFall of Charlottesville, NC; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Kate Brecher of Galeton, PA, Erma and Albert Mitchell of Galeton, PA. Ted was predeceased by two brothers, Harry and Vern Paul. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 8, 2009 from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. and Monday, November 9, 2009 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Steven Neff officiating. The Tioga County Honor Guard will provide full military honors. Donations may be made to Evelyn Paul, 197 Rt. 328, Tioga, PA 16946 to assist with expenses. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, PA. Published in Star-Gazette on November 6, 2009
POTTER Howard L.
Howard L. Potter, 75, of Westfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. Survivors include seven brothers, Charles D. Potter of Sabinsville, David N. Potter of Elkland, James D. Potter of Coudersport, Lloyd D. Potter of Whitesville, N.Y., William F. Potter of Genesee, Stuart L. Potter of Harrison Valley, and Edward J. Potter of Ripley, N.Y.; and four sisters, Elsie Davis Geer of Rexville, N.Y., Marion Haskins of Genesee, Pauline Gross of Coudersport, and Geniese Brewster of Bath, N.Y. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 in the Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses. Arrangements are with the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses. Corning Leader - November 12, 2009
RICE Frances - Mrs. Frances J. Thompson, wife of William J. Thompson, of corning, died Feb. 25 , at the Corning Hospital. Death was caused by a cancer. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, aged 9, 7, 5 years, and 16 months respectively; three sisters, Miss Lillian Rice of Corning, Mrs. Alfred Worters of Lambscreek, and Mrs. L---- of Ulysses, Pa., and a brother, H.B. Rice of Galeton, Pa. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 6, 1918
RINEBOLD - Eulie Kay Rinebold Wickwire, L.P.N., 47, of Laceyville RR 1, Tuscarora Township, died Tuesday evening, October 20, 2009, at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. Eulie was born in Towanda, on March 22, 1962, a daughter of the late Lawrence D. Rinebold Sr. and Donna BRANNAKA Rinebold. She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School, Class of 1980, and continued her education at the Bradford County Vocational-Technical Center, where she received her certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was employed by Heartland Hospice in Pittston, at the time of her passing and was formerly employed by Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Guthrie Dialysis Unit in Towanda, Dr. Lawrence Tama in Towanda, Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock and the Wilkes-Barre General Hospita. Eulie enjoyed spending time with her grandsons and caring for her dogs and flowers. She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Rinebold, in 1973; her father, Lawrence Rinebold Sr., in 1989; sisters, Kimberly Rinebold, in 1970 and Cindy Decker in 1978; a niece, Jennifer Dunn Randolph and her mother-in-law, Sandra Wickwire. Surviving are her husband, Brian S. Wickwire, at home; children, Mika Pipher and her husband, James Pipher, of Waverly, N.Y.; Scott Cron and his companion, Amanda Kithcart, of Wysox, Pa.; grandsons, Kadon and Riley Pipher; sister, Laurie Kehler and her husband, Tom Kehler, of Harveys Lake; brothers, Lawrence Rinebold Jr. and his wife Theresa Rinebold, of Athens, Pa.; John Rinebold and his wife, Cindy Rinebold, of Towanda, RR 3; Jeffrey Beach and his wife, Lorrie Beach, of Thornhurst; Bradley Beach and his wife, Bonnie Beach, of Honesdale; stepmother, Nancy Rinebold, of Towanda RR 3; father-in-law, Scott Wickwire, of Wysox RR 2; brothers-in-law, Bradley and Tracey Wickwire, both of Wysox RR 2; several nieces; nephews; and cousins. The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, October 23, 2009, at 5 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Friday, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. 18850, or to the Guthrie Dialysis Unit, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. 18840, in Eulie's memory. 22 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
ROUNDS - DOW, Ruth Eleanor
98, of Corning, NY, died on Saturday, November 7, 2009, at Founders Pavilion. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late James and Eleanor Malbone Rounds. During childhood and early years she lived with her parents in a number of states, finally settling in Glens Falls, NY. In 1946 she was married to Howard F. Dow, at which time the newlyweds settled on the family farm in West Caton, where she lived until after Howard's death almost 11 years ago. She was a loving wife and mother and will be missed by both family and friends. As a child she first worked for her father in the bakery business, and later worked for years at the glove factory in Glens Falls. After marriage she drove school bus for Toby's and sold produce from a large garden. However, her primary career was as a homemaker and mother. During those years both Howard and Ruth were faithful members of the Free Methodist Church in Corning, serving the Lord there in a wide variety of capacities. Many Sundays found them traveling extra miles loading the car with children and youth, transporting them to church, Sunday school, or other activities. She worked hard at giving her family a strong and Godly heritage. Ruth enjoyed reading, particularly Christian fiction and non-fiction. She loved to whistle, sing, and play the piano. Gospel quartet music was a great favorite. She was blessed with a slightly impish personality and a great sense of humor. Surviving are three children: Laura L. wife of Robert H. Brimmer, Jr. of Corning, Harry T., husband of Sunnee L. Dow of Manheim, PA, Stephen J., also of Corning; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson, due to arrive in February. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to an hour of visitation at New Fellowship Ministries Free Methodist Church, 102 Coates Avenue, Elkland, PA, 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, November 14. A Life Celebration will follow immediately at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Harry T. Dow officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children's Heart Project at www.samaritanspurse.org, or sent to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Published in Star-Gazette on November 12, 2009
SAGE - HANER, Regina Sage
Regina Sage Haner, 61 of Pine City, NY died peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Monday, November 2, 2009 with her family at her side. Regina was born in Elmira, the daughter of the late John and Mary Ruth (Dunn) Sage. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Floyd "Jake" Haner; their two sons, John Michael (Debbie) Haner of Elmira and Timothy James (Pam) Haner of Columbia Crossroads; grandsons, Mikey, Jacob, Joey and Willie Haner and a granddaughter, Sam; step grandchildren Matt and Joe Mashanic and Brooke Thomas; sisters, Amy (Rick) Sage of Denver, CO and Molly (David) Sage of Ormond Beach, FL and a brother, Tim (Sue) Sage of Elmira; in-laws, Tina (John) Wood, James (Melanie) Haner and Susie (George) Batterson; special friends, Jocie and Joyce whom she worked with at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for over 21 years; a very special friend of many years, Kathy Southard and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Regina was predeceased by a sister, Julie Sage Weber and a brother-in-law, Phillip Weber DVM. Mrs. Haner enjoyed quilting, sewing and was an avid fan of Mark Martin (NASCAR). She also enjoyed her pets, Ella and Mandy. At Regina's request there will be no calling hours. Donations may be made in Regina's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 505 North Parkway, Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38105, Falck Cancer Center c/o Arnot Ogden Hospital Foundation, 600 Roe Ave, Elmira, NY 14905 or to Four Paws Rescue, 120 Jackson Center Road, Millerton, PA 16936. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Elmira, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on November 4, 2009
SENATORE - Robert M. Senatore, 80, of Rome, PA and formerly of Montville, New Jersey, died following a period of declining health on Monday, September 28, 2009 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Bob was born on October 2, 1928 in Newark, NJ, a son of the late Mario and Mary (STOCKEL) Senatore. Bob was employed by Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems for 38 years, starting as a machinist and ending his career as manufacturing manager. Following his retirement, Bob and Rosemarie moved to Rome, PA where they enjoyed his dream of farming for the last 21 years. He was a 30 year member of the Montville Township First Aid Squad, a founding member of Dept. 28, served with the National Guard, and was a member of St. John the Evangelist RC Church in South Waverly, PA. Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rosemarie (Peter) Senatore; his children: Kathleen and Gerard Canino, Bruce and Barbara Senatore, Neil and Melissa Senatore, Andrea and Leon Senatore Roszkowski, Adrienne and Steven Senatore Below, and Traci and Edward Senatore May. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren: Renee Dann, Adam Dann, Michele Sampson, Robert Senatore II, Steven Senatore, Amee Replogle, Natalie Senatore, Kyle Senatore, Dillon Senatore, Taylor Senatore, Adam Roszkowski, Sasha Roszkowski, Alek Roszkowski, Jacob Below, Greer Below, Christopher Abate, Allyson Abate; and three great grandchildren: Nicholas Sampson, Michael Sampson, and Ava Sampson. Bob was predeceased by his daughter Robin Dann, a son Terrance Senatore and two brothers: John and Vincent Senatore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 9:30 am at St. John the Evangelist RC Church, with Father Vincent Langan officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Thursday, October 1st from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, NY. Memories and condolences for Bob’s family may be shared by visiting our website www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to Father Tom Carroll, The Piarist School, Hwy 80 Box 870, Martin, KY 41649 in loving memory of Robert M. Senatore. Stufin Funeral Chapel obit.
SHERMAN - Betty Dibble, 83, of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Betty was born May 5, 1926, in Potter Brook, a daughter of Robert and Stella (Cratsley) Sherman. She and her husband, Lyman Dibble, owned and operated a dairy farm in Harrison Valley. Her passion was being a farmer's wife and mother, and her favorite hobbies were reading and needlework. Betty is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Susan Dibble of Lebanon, Scott and Rosanne Dibble of Mansfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Erich Hahn of Brookline, N.H.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Phillip and Pat Sherman of North Carolina, Larry and Nancy Sherman of Pennsylvania; a sister, Dorothy Amend of South Carolina; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lyman; a son, Dana Dibble in 1976; a granddaughter, Rhonda Dibble; two brothers, Maynard Sherman and Robert Sherman, Jr. In keeping with Betty's wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty's memory to the Green Free Library, 134 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 11 to November 17, 2009
SHERMAN - MULLER, Esther S.
Age 87, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Tuesday morning, November 10, 2009. Esther was born June 27, 1922 to the late Carlton and Elizabeth Sherman. She retired as the Children's Librarian for the Steele Memorial Library. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Muller Sr.; sister, Helen (Thomas) Guidus; and son-in-law, Raymond Dee Arthur. She is survived by her children; Charles W. Muller Jr., Betsy (David) Black, Becky Arthur, Robert (Deona) Muller and Jackie (Paul) Zeigler; grandchildren, Jason (Amanda), Melissa, Ryan, Jeff (Jacii), Nicole (Justin), Jennifer (Steve), and David II; great-grandchildren, Jakob, Jazlyn, Onalee, and Julia; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. The family will welcome relatives and friends to a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Oakwood United Methodist Church, Elmira Heights, NY with Rev. Grant T. Nicholls. Donations in Esther's memory may be directed to Steele Memorial Library, 101 E. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901 att. Children's Dept. or Oakwood United Methodist Church Student Aid Fund, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Published in Star-Gazette from November 12 to November 13, 2009
STATTS - VERNICE LEE "MIKE" JR. (1957-2009)
Vernice Lee "Mike" Statts Jr., 52, of Muncy died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at his home following a brief battle with cancer. He was born July 15, 1957, in Wellsboro a son of Vernice L. Statts Sr. of Hughesville and the late Joyce J. Morrow Statts. He was a truck driver for the past 36 years, last driving for Calex Trucking Co., Exeter. Mike was a member of the Wellsboro Veteran's Club and the Muncy Valley Moose. He loved fishing, riding Harley's and was an avid NASCAR fan. He is survived by his companion, Linda Gray Statts; two sons, Jason L. (Jennifer) Barto of Hughesville, Rocky K. Statts of Muncy; a step-son, Mike A. Gray of Pennsdale; a step-daughter, Charlotte Campbell of Muncy; four brothers, Paul Statts of Wellsboro, Kenny Statts of Muncy, Ronald Statts of Muncy Valley, James Statts of Garland, Texas; a half-sister, Lori Statts of Muncy; step-sister, Donna Keller of North Carolina, six grandchildren and a special friend, Kathy Barto Smith of Hughesville. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Statts and two brothers, Terry and Keith Statts. A gathering to celebrate Mike's life will be held at noon, Saturday at the family property on Thumptown Road, Wellsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, Pa. 17737 to assist with funeral expenses. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 8 to November 17, 2009
STUART James D. "Jimmy Dean"
Age 52 of Elmira, NY died peacefully at his Mom and Dad's home after an extended illness. He was born on February 11, 1957 in Elmira, NY the son of Donald L. and Anna M. Cavaluzzi Stuart. Jimmy was the Harris Hill Park Manager for Chemung County. He was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Jimmy was an avid Boston Red Sox and Dallas Cowboys Fan. He loved coaching baseball and brought the American Legion Baseball Championship to Horseheads and became an Umpire. He treasured his job, co-workers, and living on Harris Hill. Jimmy loved working with kids and his dogs. He loved his family and friends and always put his family above all else. Jimmy was pre-deceased by his mother Anna M. Cavaluzzi Stuart on November 29, 2005. He is survived by Sue Page Stuart and his daughter Halie Stuart of Elmira, NY; father Donald L. "Poppy" Stuart; brother and sister-in-law: Donald J. and Sherri Stuart and nieces Sara Stuart and Allison Stuart of Erin, NY; sister and "Special Angel" Suzette A. Stuart of Horseheads, NY who cared for Jimmy along with his "Poppy"; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Sunday November 1, 2009 from 1-3 PM. A Memorial Mass celebrating Jim's Life will be held on Monday November 2, 2009 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY with the Rev. Christopher E. Linsler officiating. In Lieu of Flowers those wishing may remember Jimmy through an Educational Scholarship Fund for his daughter Halie Stuart c/o Donald J. Stuart 323 Red Chalk Road Erin, NY 14838. Published in Star-Gazette on October 31, 2009
SWARNER - Barbara J. Swarner, 26, of 228 Schoonover Road, Westfield, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital. She attended the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing. Survivors include her parents, Lloyd and Mary Beth Swarner, of Westfield; brother Alan Swarner of Westfield; sisters Michelle Simon of Sabinsville, Cathy Krystoff, Kelly Swarner and Samantha Swarner, all of Westfield. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.
THOMAS Harry C.
Age 69, of Winter Garden, Florida, died October 21, 2009. He was born in Elmira, New York and moved to Winter Garden, in 1990. Harry is survived by his wife, Joyce (Whidden) Thomas; son, Bruce; daughter, Bonnie; brothers, Kenneth and Robert; sister, Gladys; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Interment was at Hopewell Memorial Gardens in Plant City, Florida. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 31, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Orlando in the Henry Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church of Orlando-Ocoee Benevolence, 3000 South John Young Parkway, Orlando FL 32805. Published in Star-Gazette on October 26, 2009
THOMPSON James H.
Age 66, of Sawdey Rd., Horseheads, died after a brief illness on Wed., Nov. 4, 2009. He was born in New Brunswick, Canada, March 29, 1943, the son to Raymond and Pauline (Howard) Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Kay (Hendrickson) Thompson; daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn (Robert) Johnson of Colden, NY, Susan (Jeff) Hardy of Satsuma, FL; grandchildren, Ken (Michelle) Johnson; sister, Patricia (Frank) Irving of St. Stephen, New Brunswick Canada; dedicated employee for over 20 years and also who Jim thought of as a son, Dave Brown of Ithaca, NY; and close friend, Hugh Reynolds of Vestal, NY. Jim was the owner and operator of Jim Thompson Food Equipment for over 30 years, where he met many friends and acquaintances, especially those of the Campus of Cornell University and surrounding communities. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by his family and those whose lives he touched. At his request there will be no prior calling hours. His interment will take place at the convenience of his family. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Jim with memorials to Tompkins Corners Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., 4228 Chambers Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in Star-Gazette from November 5 - 6, 2009
TOMBERELLI - AUGUSTINE, Donna M.
Donna M. Augustine, 50, of Hector, NY, died Monday, November 9, 2009 at the Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY after an extended illness. Donna was a hard worker who had been self employed for the past 22 years at the "Cheerful Cherry" fruit farm in Hector which she and her husband, Jim Augustine, owned. Donna and Jim had been married for 33 years. In addition to her husband, Donna is also survived by her brothers, Larry Tomberelli, Carmen Tomberelli and Robert Tomberelli; brothers, Dave and Danny of Pennsylvania and her aunt, Marie of Pennsylvania. She is also survived by her father-in-law, Henry Augustine; brothers-in-law, Gary and Martin Augustine and her sister-in-law, Victoria. As per Donna's request, she will be cremated and their will be no public services. Any cards or other expressions of sympathy should be directed to her husband, Jim, in Hector, NY. Published in Star-Gazette from November 12 to November 15, 2009
TUTTLE Durwood D.
Age 72, of #5795 Route 49, Knoxville, PA died Monday, November 2, 2009 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born February 18, 1937 in Knoxville, PA, the son of Lewis S. and Abbie Tuttle. He was a retired farmer. Durwood was a member of the Knoxville-Deerfield Vol. Fire Co., Elkland Moose Lodge #746, and Knoxville V. F. W. #6753. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by sisters, Audrey Potter, Westfield, PA, Naomi Jordan, Knoxville, PA; special nephew, Gene Mascho, Knoxville, PA; Goddaughter, Karrissa Stahli, Knoxville, PA; special friends, Tammy Burdick, Westfield, PA, Terri Speciale, Caton, NY and Shelva Clark, Knoxville, PA; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce A. Tuttle; sister, June Wilson and brothers, Edwin and Junior Tuttle. At Durwood's request there will be no services. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920. Published in Star-Gazette on November 3, 2009
VANKIRK - Mrs. Lillian Francis VanKirk Krukowski Heisler Adams, age 79, of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, Pa., died peacefully at the home with her family and her husband Louis Adams at her side, on Saturday morning, Oct. 24, 2009. She was born on Jan. 31, 1930 in Kingston, N.J., the daughter of the late John D. and Gertrude F. SMITH VanKirk. Lillian spent most her early life growing up in New Jersey. In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading and watching old movies. In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles W. Krukowski; two brothers, Jack and Bill VanKirk; and two sisters, Eva VanDerhey and Grace Higgins. Surviving are: her husband, Louis Adams, who she married, Sept. 5, 2007; her seven children, Sharon (Doug) Rohn, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dee (Jim) Schickert, of Plover, Wisconsin, Chuck Krukowski Jr., of Meshoppen, Pa., Steven (Lisa) Krukowski, of Meshoppen, Pa., Debbie (Gerry) Clouse, of Camptown, Pa., Nancy Krukowski, of Sugar Run, Pa. and Kelly (Randy) Moon, of Sugar Run, Pa.; four sisters, Ann (Les) Hoffman of Flemington, N.J., Gertrude Kramp, of Alaska, Leona Chambers, of Hamilton, N.J., Betty Jane (Tom) Sheppard, of New Jersey; one brother, Harry (Marilyn) VanKirk, of Hamilton, N.J. She is also survived by a goddaughter, Cindy Grafton, of Titusville, N.J.; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. At the request of Lillian there will be no public services. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa. The family wishes to thank the Wyalusing Personal Care Home, the Tyler Memorial Hospital and the Southern Care Hospice. 25 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
WALSH - John T. Walsh, 54, of Signal Hill, Calif., died suddenly on Oct. 29, 2009 at Long Beach Community Hospital. John was born Feb. 27, 1955 in Sayre, Pa., to James E. and Marie Walsh. He grew up in Towanda, Pa. John is survived by his loving parents; his brothers, Michael, (Rozanne), James B. (Linda), of Towanda, Pa., Joseph of Prescott, Ariz., David (Grace Reddy), of Oakland, Calif.; sister, Mary Ann Walsh, of Anthony, N.M.; several nieces and nephews, aunts and many cousins; his long-term partner, Juan Naverette; and his very special friend, Kay Mantoen both of Signal Hill; and his special dog, Mona. John was a generous kind soul with a wonderful sense of humor that always brightened everyone's day and put a smile on everyone's face. He will be terribly missed by his family and friends. A private memorial service in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 in Signal Hill, Calif., with a reception to follow at 3 p.m. at 2036 Raymond Ave., Signal Hill, Calif. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John's honor to your favorite charity are suggested. A memorial service will also be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda. 05 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
WIERZBIENIEC Dr. Paul H.
Retired Orthopedic Surgeon and beloved family member.
Paul H. Wierzbieniec, M.D., of Snyder, New York, died suddenly on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, in Estero, FL. He earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his medical degree from the University at Buffalo. He completed his orthopedic residency training at Albany Medical Center. He was an avid golfer and past president of Crag Burn Country Club where he was frequently found on the links. A gregarious man, he loved to entertain family and friends at large events that were filled with good food, wine, and laughter. Beloved husband of 35 years to Ellen T. (nee Lagonegro) Wierzbieniec; dear father of Beth (fiancé Ryan Nolan), Paul M. (Carolyn), and Andrew J.; son of Henry and the late Victoria (Kaniecki) Wierzbieniec; son-in-law of the late Edward T. and late Marion S. Lagonegro; brother of Joan (Edwin) Nowak; brother-in-law of Laurie (Arthur) Snyder, Kathy (Roy) Brotherhood, Jay (Harry J.) Lagonegro and Toby (Kim) Lagonegro. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday from 4-7 at the Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home, 1671 Maple Road, Williamsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Benedict's Church, Main Street and Eggert Road, Eggertsville, Monday at 11:00 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to either Arthritis Foundation , 3300 Monroe Ave, Suite 319, Rochester, NY 14618; or The First Tee of Western New York, Harvest Hill Golf Course, 3052 Transit Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127, where a scholarship is being created in his name. Published in Star-Gazette on November 6, 2009
WOOD Franklin L.
Hammondsport: Franklin L. Wood, age 69, of Hammondsport, NY died suddenly Friday October 30, 2009 at Ira Davenport Hospital, in Bath, NY.Private services were held at the Baird Funeral Home, in Dundee, NY for the immediate family. The family graciously request memorial contributions be made to the Wayne Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 91, Wayne, NY 14893, or the charity of the donor's choice. Frank was born May 13, 1940 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late John and Isabelle Conley Wood. On Aug. 22, 1958 in Elmira Heights, NY he married the former Carol M. Darrin. Frank was a roofing foreman for many years; having worked for Charles Evans Roofing Co. in Elmira, NY; WJ Grinder in Rochester, and AW Farrell in Dunkirk, NY. He also owned Indian Lakes Well Drilling for six years. He was a member of Roofers Local 22 of Rochester, retiring in 1997. Frank was an avid horseshoe player, taking 3rd place in the "A" Division at the NY State Tournament in 1991, and winning many trophies from other tournaments. He also enjoyed softball, bowling, hunting, and was a former stock car racer.He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 51 years Carol M. Wood at home; 4 sons Randy (Kimberly) Wood of Tobaccoville, NC, Charles "Chuck" (Shelly) Wood of Hammondsport, Anthony Wood of Rochester, and Jeffrey (Jeanne) Wood of Farmington, NY, 2 daughters Kimberly (Bill) Carenbauer of Wheeling, WV, and Dawn (Michael) Stopka of Newington, GA; 13 grandchildren Randy II and Sarah Wood; Brian Wood; Jami and Kaycee Wood; Nikki, Bill, Brittany, and Jessica Carenbauer; Melissa, Brandon, Joshua, and Cory Stopka; 2 great grandchildren Noah and Cassi Roberts; 2 brothers, Robert N. Wood, and Donald (Lois) Wood; 4 sisters, Doris Cecere, Shirley Cornish, Thelma Buckle, and Wilma Crance; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by 2 brothers, James and Harold Wood, and a sister, June Piper. Published in Star-Gazette on November 3, 2009
YALE - Mary Yale Sperduti died peacefully at home Saturday,
OCt. 3, 2009 in Slatington, Pa. She was born Dec. 5, 1933 in Sayre,
Pa. to Mary WILLIAMS Yale and Walter D. Yale. Mary attended Sayre schools
and graduated from Sayre High School in 1951. She was a clarinet player
in the high school marching band and also played in the school orchestra.
She attended the Sayre Presbyterian Church, where she was a past member.
Upon graduating from high school she married Louis P. Sperduti, and they
moved to Emmaus, Pa. She worked at, and later purchased, the telephone
answering service in Emmaus. Mary was an avid cook and gardener, enjoying
all forms of animal life. She was predeceased by her parents; her
former husband, Louis; and sisters Marian Yale Cocco of Allentown and Margaret
Yale Carl of Elmira, N.Y. She is survived by: her children, Judy Friend
of Allentown, Jeannie Laudenslager of Salisbury, James of Macungie, and
special sons John and Joe, with whom she resided; brothers Richard Yale
of the Bath, N.Y. Veterans Hospital and Robert Yale of Hammondsport, N.Y.;
granddaughters Jennifer, Bethany, and Shelby; and many nieces and nephews.
After cremation Mary will be interred with her family at Fairview Cemetery
in Slatington at the convenience of the family. Condolences can be sent
to John Sperduti at 3632 Church Street, Slatington, Pa. A gathering of
friends and family will be held Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at her home,
where all are invited. (3632 Church Street, Slatington, Pa.) 13 October
2009, Sayre Morning Times.
? Donna M. CLARK, 66, of Wellsboro, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St. Wellsboro.
? DAHAR Betty K.
Age 79, and recently of Horseheads and a longtime resident of Wellsville, NY, died unexpectedly on Nov. 6, 2009. She was born in Olean, NY Aug. 23, 1930. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Dahar on Feb. 25, 2002 and is survived by her daughter, Diane (Patrick) Haggerty of Pine City, NY; son, Stephen (Wendy) Dahar Solon, OH; grandchildren, Matthew and Lauren Dahar and Erin Haggerty at home; many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Betty was a longtime resident of Wellsville, working at the Wellsville Nursing Home earlier in her career as a registered nurse and assistant director of nursing there. She loved to travel with her husband on various Lions Club functions. She enjoyed a good game of cards and the camaraderie of her bridge club friends. She was also a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Betty was a loving wife, wonderful mother and grandmother. At her request, a memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Betty with memorials to the David A. Howe Library, 155 North Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895. Local arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Published in Star-Gazette on November 8, 2009
? STRATTON No Name - Mrs. A.J. Stratton, aged 83 years, widow of the late A.J. Stratton died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Evan William, in Blossburg Wednesday evening, after an illness of several days. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ira Williams of Arnot, two sons, John M. Stratton of Powell, PA, Robert Stratton of Portersville, Calif.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Evan Williams, Mrs. Frank Place of Blossburg, and two great-grandchildren, Ira Williams and Daniel Place of Blossburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 6, 1918
? WEBB Dorothy
Born January 9, 1920, died on November 4, 2009, after happily living out her final years at Founders Pavilion in Corning. A long time resident of Robinson Street in Elmira, Dorothy sold Avon for nearly 50 years. She won numerous sales awards and often place in the President's Club. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Harry and daughter Barbara. She is survived by daughters, (Carol) Christine, Virginia, and Nancy (with David Bowers); son, Douglas (and wife, Janine); son-in-law Michael; 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A brief service will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Founders Pavilion Building Fund, 205 E. First Street, Corning, NY 14830, in Dorothy's name, would be appreciated. Published in Star-Gazette on November 8, 2009