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SAMMONS –JOSEPHINE C. FOSTER, 71, 44 Lincoln Ave., Johnson City, N.Y. died on Wednesday, June 17, 1992 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy after an extended illness.  She was born in Towanda on June 7, 1921, the daughter of Charles J. Sammons and Josephine Kelley Sammons and graduated from Towanda High School.  She moved to the Triple Cities area following her marriage in 1946 to Harold D. Foster and resided in Endwell, N.Y. until 1976 when she moved to Johnson City.  She was predeceased by her husband in 1983.  Mrs. Foster was a member of the St. James Altar and Rosary Society, the YMCA, Aquatic Aerobics, EnJoie Golf Club, I.B.M. Duplicate Bridge Club and was active in the I.B.M. Art Program.  Mrs. Foster is survived by a daughter, Judith Keough of Elmira; a son, attorney Jonathan P. Foster, Athens; a son, Michael J. Foster, Trumbull, Conn.; nine grandchildren; three brothers, the Rev. Joseph Sammons of Montrose, Charles Sammons of Florida and Paul Sammons of Montrose; four sisters, Rita Marlowe of Endwell, Jeanne Fries of Endicott, Sister Mary Jude, Dallas, Pa. and Mary Beirne of Endicott; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Ott and a brother-in-law, Robert C. Ott, both of Johnson City; a close friend, Pauline Hayes of Johnson City and 30 nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Barber Memorial Funeral Home, 428 Main St., Johnson City on Friday, June 19 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church, Main Street, Johnson City on Saturday, June 20 at 9:30 a.m.  The Rev. Joseph Sammons, brother of the deceased, pastor of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Montrose will officiate.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City.  Memorials may be directed to the Dave Smith Cancer Run in Sayre, Pa. or to the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES F. SAXTON age 54 of 7 Sunset West, Ithaca, N.Y. in the Tompkins County Hospital, Saturday, September 23, 1978.  A memorial mass celebrated Tuesday morning, September 26th at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Sienna Church, Ithaca, the Rev. John S. Maloney and the Rev. Warren Traub officiated.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Elaine; one son, Randon Saxton of Albany; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Rosenfield of Andover, N.J.; his father, Harry C. Saxton of Ithaca; two brothers, James of Los Angeles and Richard of Hillsdale, both of California; several nieces and nephews.  Arrangements by Wagner Funeral Home, Ithaca.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/26/1978

ALFRED G. SCHAAD, 75 of Dushore, formerly of Mildred, died Sunday evening (1982) at Memorial Hospital in Towanda following a lingering illness.  Born December 19, 1906 in Mildred, Pa., he was the son of the late Henry J. and Katherine Cook Schaad.  A lifetime resident of Sullivan County, Mr. Schaad was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Towanda.  For years, he was employed by the Pennsylvania department of Highways and at one time had been employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as a sealer of weights and measures.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. John A. (Margaret) Kalb of Endicott, New York; two nieces and two nephews.  Funeral and committal services will he held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa., with Rev. Maurice J. Hart, his pastor officiating.  Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Dushore RD at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service.  –Towanda Daily Review

SCHRAMM –MRS. EMMA DEVLING age 97 of 14 Sherman St., Galeton, Pa. Thursday, May 10, 1984 at her residence.  Funeral services will be held at the Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, Pa. Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Beverly Karr.  Burial West Hill Cemetery.  She is survived by one son, Robert Devling of Galeton, Pa.; daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Billie) Watson of Galeton, Mrs. Wilbur (Patricia) Klotz of South Williamsport, Pa., Miss Mary and Miss Betty Devling, both of Galeton; 5 grandchildren 4 step-grandchildren, 2 great-granddaughters.  Mrs. Devling was a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1909.  She was a member of Galeton Eastern Star, the Ladies Aide and the Friend X Class of First Presbyterian Church, member of American Legion Auxiliary, graduate of Rochester Business Institute and taught school at the Kitzmeyer and South Branch Schools, former employee of the Mason Store of Galeton and the First National Bank.  She was the widow of Clyde Devling.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/12/1984

SCHWEIGER –MARY TERESA EVENDEN age 73 of 3394 Breeds Hollow Rd., Big Flats, NY, Monday February 20, 1989 as the result of an automobile accident, November 28, 1988.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service, Thursday, February 23, 1989 at 7:30 pm at the Big Flats United Methodist Church, Hillview Drive, Big Flats.  The Rev. Paul D. Mills officiating.  It was Mrs. Evenden’s wish that there be no flora tributes.  Memorials may be made to the Living Memorial Fund of the Big Flats United Methodist Church or the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA Animal Shelter.  She is survived by her husband, Norman R. Evenden; son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Beverly Phillips of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren, Howard W. and Amy Phillips, Jr., Joseph and Robin Phillips, John and Karen Phillips; great-granddaughter, Sarah Phillips; brother, George Schweiger of East Corning, NY; sister-in-law, Neva Evenden of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews, Mrs. Evenden was born November 22, 1915, in the town of Catlin, the daughter of Rudolph and Amelia Schural Schweiger.  She was a member of the Big Flats United Methodist Church and member and treasurer of the Big Flats Chapter of the United Methodist Women and was a Communion Steward at her church.  She was a sales representative for Avon Cosmetics for many years.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/21/1989

SCHWEIKLE –ROSEMARY V. ROCKWELL, 68 of 1795 Marshall Ave., died
to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer Friday, Aug. 19, 2005 at the Williamsport Home.  Her husband, Gerald L. Rockwell died Jan. 30, 1998.  Rosemary retired in 1998 after 27 years with Shop Vac.  She was a member of New Covenant United Church of Christ, a 1955 graduate of Williamsport High School, an avid bowler and enjoyed water aerobics and bingo.  Born Dec. 10 1936 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Paul H. and Violet E. Schreiber Schweikle Sr.  Surviving are her children, Teresa Ann Rockwell of Tuckerton, N.J., Geraldine J. (Scott) Shipton of Jersey Shore, Valerie Jean (Terry) Zimmerman of Cogan Station and Gerald L. (Tammy) Rockwell III of city; grandchildren, Tawnya Lovell, Stephanie and Lindsey Zimmerman, Leslie, Jason and Erick Rockwell; and great-grandchildren, Savanah Lovell, Nicholas and Zoey Elshoff.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday  at the church, 202 E. Third St. with the Rev. Clara A. Benson officiating.  Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Knight-Conferis, 1914 Memorial Ave.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Thirds St., Williamsport.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

REBECCA SUE ‘BECKY’ SCOTT, 39, Troy, PA died at the Bradford County Manor Dec. 10, 2005.  Born on Feb. 22, 1966 in Elmira, NY she was the daughter of Albert T. “Ted” Scott and the late Carol Ann Wylie.  She was a 1984 graduate of Troy High School.  In addition to her father, she was survived by her life partner, Roger LaBlanc, Troy and Murryville, GA; brothers, Gary A. Scott, Troy and Gregory M. Scott, Edinboro, PA; aunts, Annette Wylie, Elmira, NY, Patty Hmiel of Elmira and Barbara Doyle, Seattle, WA; uncles, Ricky Wylie, Honeoye Falls, NY, David Wylie of Elmira and Thomas Wylie, Elmira and three nieces; two nephews and several cousins.  In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her sister, Donna Lynn Bryant who died in 2003.  Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main Street, Troy, PA.  A memorial service will be held immediately following visitation at 8 p.m.  Cremation will take place following the service.  Memorials in her name may be directed to the Huntington’s Association, HSDA, W. Pennsylvania Chapter, PO Box 110232, Pittsburgh, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 12/25/2005

SEAL –MARY JOSEPHINE (SEAL) BREITENBACH, 67, Wellsboro, died December 20, 2008 at her home.  Born May 2, 1941 in Atlantic City, NJ she was the daughter of Walterand Gertrude (Kedian) Seal.  Surviving are a son, Robert McNeill, Wellsboro; granddaughter, Lindsey McNeill, Blossburg; great-grandson, James McNeill, Blossburg; brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Gloria Seal, Fallsome, PA.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Breitenbach; parents; a son, James McNeill and six brothers and sisters.  In keeping with her wishes there were no services.  The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield is handling the arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 12/25/2008

SEELEY –GENEVIEVE S. PECK died Saturday, May 8, 1999 peacefully in her sleep at her son’s home in Pittsford, NY.  A lifelong resident of Watkins Glen, she had been wintering with her son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Linda Peck in Pittsford, NY.  She is survived by a daughter, Lisette (Charles) Wray, Sherbourne, NY; two sons, Louis C. (Linda) Peck III, Pittsford, NY and Kenneth F. Peck, Van Etten, NY; six grandchildren, George Wray, Gretchen Boise (Russ), Aimee Wray (Doug), Bridgett Wary (Dan), Ken Peck Jr. and Nathan Peck; four great-grandchildren, Heather, Gavin, Cody and Hanna Genevieve Boise; niece, Jo Adele Davis (Frank).  She was the daughter of the late DeForrest and Genevieve VanHorn Seeley of Wellsville, NY.  She was married to Louis C. Peck, Jr. and a life long resident of Watkins Glen.  She was most noted for her efforts with the family hobby of sports car racing, was co-founder with Mrs. Jean Argetsinger of the Paddock Club in the heydays of the 1960-70 Grand Priix Formula One era at Watkins Glen as well as “mom” to a legion of drivers and Race Communication Association (RCA) members.  Genevieve continued to live  in Watkins  Glen at the Decatur Street residence after the passing of her husband in 1974.  Blessed with good health, she had a long life, aged gracefully and died peacefully of old age.  Friends are invited to call Wednesday, 6-8:00 PM at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral home, 212 E. 4th St. Watkins Glen.  Funeral services there at 8:00 PM following visiting hours.  Rev. J. Keith Kissel officiating.  Burial in Montour Falls Cemetery, Thursday at 11:30 AM.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

SEELEY –SHARON LEE SEELEY SHOEMAKER formerly of Canton, died April 19, 2006 in Walnut Creek, CA after a long illness.  She was born in Canton, July 30, 1942.  Surviving are her husband of over 44 years, David Edward Shoemaker; dad, Alfred Heasley; son, Mark David Shoemaker, Concord CA; daughter, Dana Nicole Day, Mountain Ranch, CA; grandchildren, Dawn Ashley Shoemaker, David Alan Day, Kristal ShaVonne Shoemaker, Samantha Louise Day, Matthew David Edward Shoemaker and Breyanne Shakespere Shoemaker; brothers, Douglas Seeley of Canton and his family; Dennis of Hughesville and his family, Marvin and Thomas; numerous nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends also survive her.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Heasley and niece, Ashley C. Seeley.  Mrs. Shoemaker will be loved and missed forever.  Address for cards is: The Shoemaker Family, 2017 Mendocino Drive, Bay Point, CA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SEGUR –MRS. MARY SEGUR MORRISON age 48 of 4211 West 176th Street, Torrence, Calif., unexpectedly, Saturday, Nov. 8, 1971.  Funeral service and burial will be held in Torrence.  Survived by husband, William; son, David of Redondo Beach, Calif., daughter, Mrs. Michael (Anne) Balleras of Torrence; 3 grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil J. Josephine) Segur of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Robert (Dolores) Wemple of Farmingham, Mass., Mrs. Frank (Rita) Benedict of Elmira; aunt, Mrs. Margaret Schultz of Elmira.  She was a graduate of a local schools and was employed as a secretary while in the Elmira area.  She has been a resident of California for the last 20 years.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1971

SELLERS –NELLIE I. BLESSING, 84 of Camp Hill, died Friday December 23rd, 2005 at Holy Spirit Hospital.  Mrs. Blessing was born in York County on June 22, 1921.  She was the daughter of the late Earl and Mary Sellers.  She was a member of Memorial Lutheran Church, Harrisburg.  She was the widow of George N. Blessing and was preceded in death by her son, Dale N. Blessing and a grandson, Scott W. Bower.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice and William A. Bower of Troy, PA; 6 grandchildren; Mark A. and Amy Bower and their children, Margret, Daniel, Benjamin and Alison of Arlington, VA; Holly and Dan Butcher and their children, Eve, Nathaniel and Grace  of Conestoga, PA; Shawn M. and Christine Blessing and their child, Payton of Appelton, WI; Todd and Lisa Blessing and their children, William and Nicholas of Colorado Springs, CO; Patrick B. Blessing of Milwaukee, WI and Judy and Larry  Tweed and their children,  Tanner, Aaron, Amanda and Lawson of Appleton, WI; a niece, Shirley and Charles  Valetske and 3 sisters, Mary Fitz, Marie Sellers and Ruth Anthony.  Funeral services were held in the Myers Funeral Home of Mechanicsburg at 2:00 on Tuesday, December 27th with Pastor Kenneth Marple officiating.  Burial will be in  Rolling Green Memorial Park.  There was a visitation of Tuesday from 1to 2 at Myers Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army.  –Troy Gazette-Register 1/5/2006

SESINGER –CONSTANCE ‘FAY’ (SESINGER) BASTIAN, 85 died on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 at her home in Liberty, PA.  Fay was born Jan. 20, 1920 in Freeburg, PA, the daughter of Lawrence and Kathryn (Arbogast) Sesinger.  She grew up in the Sunbury area and Williamsport.  Fay graduated from Williamsport High School and from the Dickinson Seminary, now Lycoming College.  She married Donald R. Bastian of the former Bastian Funeral Home in Williamsport and he preceded her in death in 1977.  Fay was employed by AVCO during World War II and later as a secretary for Bro-Dart.  She retired from Shop-Vac in 1992 as the secretary of the engineering unit.  She was a homemaker, volunteered with the PTA and the former St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years.  Fay was known for her uplifting and inspiring poetry, regularly published in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette from the early 1940’s through 1962.  She continued writing poetry for family and friends and had several pieces published in various poetry authologies.  Fay enjoyed living in the country near Liberty and was engaged in lifelong learning projects in poetry and philosophy.  She was an avid supporter of animal welfare groups, human rights organizations and environmental awareness projects.  She was known for her reverence for all life, especially animals and children.  Fay is survived by a daughter, Carole Diane of Liberty, two sons, Donald W. of Cogan Station and Lawrence R. of New Gloucester, ME; four grandchildren, Kimberly of Hartford, Conn., Lyneah of Williamsport and Emily and David of Maine.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA.  Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield is assisting the family wit arrangements.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

SHAFFER –HELEN SHAFFER BAILEY, 89 of East Smithfield, died May 26, 2006 at Towanda Memorial Skilled Nursing.  She was born February 18, 1917 in Forks Township, Sullivan County a daughter of Raymond Martin and Fredericka Shaffer.  She graduated from Estella High School in 1934 and married Richard Delbert Bailey on July 27, 1935 in New Albany.  They lived in New Albany until 1954, then moved to Clarendon, PA for 25 years and then lived in East Smithfield for 27 years.  She is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Carol (Donald) Dibble of East Smithfield, Margaret (Kenneth) Fowler of Monroeton, Diane (Jim) Elvidge of Milan, Susan (Jim) Carlton of Harrison, AK and Joyce (Tim) Walter of Warren, PA; six sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Bea) Bailey of Clarendon, Richard (Carol) Bailey of Sayre, Irvin (Cheri) Bailey of Clarendon, Gerald (Darla) Bailey of Portville, NY, John (Debbie) Bailey of Clarendon and Ray (Debbie) Bailey, of Warren; 42 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marie Gleockler and Iva Fowler of New Albany and Grace Allen of Greensboro, NC; a brother, Ray of Forrest Dale, MA and a sister-in-law, Vera Bailey at DarWay Nursing Home, Estella.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 1995; an infant daughter, Donna Marie in 1938; a son, Ivan James in 1967; brothers; Ivan, Irvin, Glenn, Harvey Freas; a sister, Joyce; great-grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer Bailey and Jack Worthington.  Funeral services were held May 30 at the New Albany Baptist Church.  Interment was in the Warburton Hill Cemetery, Forks Township, Overton.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore.  Memorials may be made to the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Box 320, Troy, PA.  –The Sullivan Review

SHANNON –BARBARA SHANNON KASHMER age 56 of 3239 Wheaton Rd., Town of Big Flats, Tuesday, June 12, 1990 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira.  Private funeral service at the convenience of the family with the Rev. David Braid officiating in Carpenter’s Funeral Home.  Interment, Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY.  Memorial contributions to the charity of one’s choice.  Barbara was born August 5, 1933 in Montour Falls, daughter of L. LeRoy and Isabelle Love Shannon.  She was a secretary of Corning Inc.  She and Robert S. Kashmer were married September 10, 1960 in Bradford.  He survives.  Also surviving are 1 son, Gregory of Fredericksburg, VA; daughter, Kimberly at home; a sister, Marilyn Lewandowski of Rochester.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/14/1990

FAITH EVELYN SHANNON, infant daughter of Michael and Stacey Pardoe Shannon died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000.  She was born Jan. 29, 2000 in Williamsport, PA.  Surviving are her parents, Michael B. and Stacey P. Shannon of Dushore, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Michael and Martha Shannon of Mount Pocono, PA; paternal grandmother, Helen Shannon of Beaverdale, PA; maternal grandparents, Joan and Waldo Kilmer of Dushore, PA; and maternal great-grandparents, Lawrence and Evelyn Highley of Forksville, PA.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, David T. Pardoe.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Forksville United Methodist Chruch, Forksville, PA with the Revs. David Hart and the Mathew Pickering officiating.  Interment will be in the Molyneaux Cemetery, Forksville, PA at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to C&N Bank, c/o Faith Evelyn Shannon memorial Fund, 11 E. Main St., Dushore, PA, to be directed to the Ronald McDonald House in Danville in baby Faith’s memory.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

SHERWOOD –ADA M. MAY, 70 of 153 Gregg Run Roand, Hughesville died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 at her residence.  Her husband, Arthur LaRue May died Aug. 31, 1974.  Ada was born in Hughesville on July 10, 1934, daughter of the late Eugene H. and Isabelle Elle (Entz) Sherwood.  Ada was employed by the East Lycoming School District where she retired as head cook in food service, working there for 29 years.  She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville and the Hughesville Garden Club.  She enjoyed gardening, outdoor activities and in earlier days, riding snowmobiles.  She is survived by her companion of 27 years, Carlos  Snyder of Hughesville; two daughters, Barbara A. (Harley) Gordner of Unityville and Cynthia L. (Chris) Stuck of Mountain Top; one brother, Melvin R. Sherwood of Hughesville; one sister, Connie J. Smith of Muncy; one granddaughter, Kelly (Michael) Stabley of Shenandoah and one great-granddaughter, Skye Stabley.  The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Inc., 557 E. Water St., Hughesville with Rev. Henry Gable officiating.  Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.  Friends will be received from 7to  9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to the Sun Home Health Services, 1601 Sycamore Road, Suite 2B, Montoursville, PA or American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

SHERWOOD –MRS. GENNIE GRACE STACKHOUSE, 83 of Williamsport died March 31, 1988 at the Leader Nursing Center, Williamsport.  She was the widow of Charles R. Stackhouse who died in 1982.  Her first husband, Howard H. Somberger died in 1969.  She was born in Unityville April 3, 1904, a daughter of John A. and Florence M. Heller Sherwood.  Surviving area a daughter, Mrs. Sarah S. Artley of Montoursville; three brothers, Raymond and Norman Sherwood, both of Unityville and Howard Sherwood of Dushore; four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Shultz of Muncy Valley; Mrs. Cecil Johnson of Hagerstown, md; Mrs. Ann Green of Berwick and Mrs. Martha Kriss of San Jose, CA.  Funeral services were held in Williamsport with Rev. Robert G. Wallace officiating.  Burial was in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

HOWARD H. SHERWOOD JR., 44 of Dushore RR 1, Cherry Township died Friday, Dec. 6, 1991 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  He was born April 3, 1947 in Shrewsbury Township, Sullivan County, the son of Howard H. and Anna Smith Sherwood.  He was employed by Vitos and Ginos Automotive Service in Forty Fort.  Howard served eight years in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving there for 3 ½ years.  He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal.  He was a member of the Turnpike high School, Mildred, class of 1966.  He is a member of the Mildred American Legion Post No. 452, the New Albany V.F.W. and Post No. 539 Veitnam Veterans of American.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sherwood of Dushore RR; a son, Teddy of Arizona; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Dorothy) Hochberg of Jonestown, Pa. and Mrs. Paul (Marjorie) Bednar of Dallas, Pa.; three brothers, Donald of Columbus, Pa., James of Dushore RR and Samuel of Wyoming, PA. and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1991in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of the Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore officiating.  Burial will be in the Franklin Cemetery, Lycoming County.  Graveside military services will be accorded by members of the American Legion Post No. 453 and the V.F.W. Posts.  Friends and family may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 1991 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

PERLEY L. SIVERS age 93 of 15 Canal Street Laceyville, PA, Saturday, April 18, 1981 following a long illness.  Friends are invited to call Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday10 a.m. until time of funeral.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., April 22 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street with Rev. Robert A. Ebersole, Pastor of Braintrim Baptist Church officiating.  Interment Rush Center Cemetery.  Survived by two sons, Arthur of Yellville, AK and Webb of Laceyville RD 2; two daughters, Mrs. Eldyn (Clarice) Wood of Sayre, PA and Mrs. Jesse (Agnes) Horton of Lawrenceville, PA; sisters, Mrs. Jennie Coy of Montrose and Mrs. Blanche Hardic of East Rush; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.  He was a member of East Rush Methodist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/20/1981

GEORGE A. SMITH JR. age 65 of Dushore died unexpectedly on Monday, March 7, 2005 in DuBois, Pa.  He was born on April 8, 1939 in Troup, Pa., a son of Evelyn Hadgson and George A. Smith Sr.  George moved to this area in 1969 upon his employment at Proctor & Gamble.  In 1994 he retired from P & G. and purchased the Dushore Dairy.  He had operated a farm in Colley Township where he raised buffalo.  He also enjoyed his time spent hunting and fishing.  For the last five years, George had been a self-employed long haul trucker.  He is survived by his wife, Theresa V. Smith of Dushore; his five children, Sandra and Gordon Lane of Meshoppen, Pa., Paul and Barbara Smith of Dushore, Bill and Sharon Sweeney of Dushore, Rick and Angela Raub Smith of Dushore and Tammy and Rich Radler of Freeland; two sisters; Diane Brunt of New Hampshire, Joan Sabet of New Jersey; three brothers, David, Bill and Richard Smith of New Jersey; nine grandchildren, Tara Lane, Barbara Jean Smith, Randy Smith, Steven Smith, Angela, William and Shane Sweeney and Kayla and Nicholas Radler and a great-grandson; Matthew Michael Roup.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Laurie Ann Smith in 2001.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 11 in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert Brown, pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Evangelical Cemetery, Lackawanna County, Mt. Cobb, Pa. at the convenience of the family.  Friends and family are invited to call from 2to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at the McHenry Funeral home in Dushore.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 228 S. Russell Ave., Williamsport, Pa. or the Sullivan County Library, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, Pa. in Mr. Smith’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

HOWARD F. (SMITTY) SMITH, 75, Williamsport died August 24, 2005 at his home following a lengthy illness.  Born April 16, 1930 in Shunk, he was the son of the late Harry and Mabel Brown Smith.  He retired from Fowler Motors, was a member of the Newberry Independent Club, the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston and the Marien Corps League Deer X-ing Detachment, Ralston, Hillside Rod and Gun club, the Canton Moose and the Morris Run American Legion Post.  He and his wife, the former Dorothy L. Danneker, celebrated their 24th anniversary on April 25, 2005.  Surviving are his wife of 2 years, at home; son, Brad D. (Kim) Simpson, Trout Run; step-children, Brenda L. Simpson, Sarasota, FL, Clarence I. Simpson, Jr., Williamsport and Dora A. (Mike) Marcusky, Cogan Station; brother, Harold Smith, Hawthorne, CA; grandchildren, William, John and Dakota Marcusky and Saundra, Jordan and Samantha Simpson; mother-in-law, Esther Danneker, Williamsport.  Smitty was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Lucy Thompson; and grandson, William Michael Marcusky.  The family suggests donations be sent to the Southern Care Hospice, 190  Choate Circle, Montoursville, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Knight-Confer Funeral Home.  -–anton Independent Sentinel

PHILLIP SMITH, 73, of Hendy Hollow Rd., Town of Big Flats, died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 19, 1938.  He leaves his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Marie Donaldson of Penn Yan; three sons, Louis of Elmira, Theodore of Hendy Hollow Rd., and Gardner, at home; a sister, Mrs. Kate Burchell of Scranton; two brothers, George of Scranton and Charles of Elkland, Pa.; a granddaughter, Phyllis Smith of Elmira.  He was a member of the German Evangelical Church of Elmira.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral home, Big Flats and will be removed to the family home, Monday noon.  Funeral in the family home, Wednesday, 2 p.m. Rev. R. Vieweg, Caton Cemetery –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/21/1938

SMITHYMAN –MRS. FRANCES L. (SMITHYMAN) KENNEDY age 70 of 403 West Broad St., Horseheads, NY formerly of the Villa Serene Apartments, Elmira Heights went to be with her Lord on November 1st, 1984.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads Sunday from2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Private funeral and committal services will be held there at the convenience of the family.  The Rev. Woodrow Whidden will officiate.  Interment Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY.  She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Robert (Kathleen Bedsworth of Lindley, NY, Ms. Elnora (Swartwood) Kennedy of Elmira, Miss Sylvia Kennedy of Elmira Heights, Miss Jacqueline Kennedy of Durham, NC and Mrs. John (Christine) Stanton of Horseheads; sons, Frederick (Florence) Kennedy of Big Flats, Gilbert (Donna) Kennedy Jr. of Elmira, Francis Kennedy of Tacoma, WA, Daniel (Lillian) Kennedy of Ft. Hood, TX; 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Florence Graham of Corning, Mrs. Robert (Clara) Towner of Painted Post; brothers-in-law, Robert Towner and Arnold Miller, both of Painted Post and Stanley Smith of Lindley; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  Mrs. Kennedy was predeceased on Oct.12, 1964 by her husband, Gilbert R. Kennedy, Sr. –Elmira Star-Gazette

SNELL –PAULINE S. HAWBAKER, 85 of 2691 Lawyers Road, Chambersburg, Pa. died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at her residence.  She was the daughter of the late Paul W. and Daisy (Sill) Snell.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Scott and a brother, David Snell, both  of Towanda.  She retired from the U.S. Department of Labor as a secretary.  She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  She formerly taught Good News Club for Child Evangelism Fellowship, Waynesboro and was a former volunteer for Hospice of the Good Shepherd.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Lester A. Hawbaker; three children, Nancy H. Aulds of Hilton Head, S.C., John A. Hawbaker of Chambersburg and Judith A. Findon of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren; one step-grandchild; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard E. Snell of Towanda and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 26 W. Commerce St., Chambersburg on Saturday, Dec. 18 at noon.  Visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowrrs, memorial contributions may be sent to Lutheran Home Services Inc., Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Fellowship, 45 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of Auer Memorial Home and Cremation Services Inc., Harrisburg, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 12/14/2004

SNYDER –LESALEE JEANNE STEWARD of Berwick died Jan. 26, 2005 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.  She was born in Brookville a daughter of Albert and Christina Little Snyder, but grew up in Dushore where her father worked at the Sullivan Review.  Thus, her love for Sullivan County was formed.  She was the widow of Glenn W. Steward who died in 1980.  She graduated from Mansfield State College in 1943 with a B.S. in Home Economics.  She taught in Estella for several years.  A homemaker and mother, she was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church of Berwick and was active in its ancillary organizations including the Naomi Circle and the Ruth Circle.  She was a certified Lay Speaker and was a well known speaker in many area churches.  She was a former Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader.  She was an accomplished seamstress, cook, gardener and bird watcher.  She was an international traveler, visiting Europe and Africa, took a rafting trip down the Colorado River in her 70’s and explored and studied cave paintings of the Anasasi Indians.  Surviving are two sons, Gale A. Steward of Quakertown and Stephen H. Steward of Interlaken, NY; tow daughters, Connie S. Webb of Pulaski, NY and Penny D. Steward of Allentown; one grandchild; two brothers, Albert “Bud” Snyder of Eutawville, SC and Bruce J. Snyder of Alpharetta, GA; a sister, Gay Richards of Alburtis.  Funeral services were held Jan. 29 at her church with Rev. Fred Fields presiding.  Burial was in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Berwick.  Arrangements were under the direction of the James L. Hinckley Funeral Home, Berwick.  –Sullivan Review

SPENCER –MRS. DELLA S. BENNETT, 55 of Waverly RD 2, Thursday, Nov. 8, 1962.  Survived by husband Harry Bennett; daughter, Miss Norma Bennett at home; father, Benjamin Spencer of Beaver Falls, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Alice Davenport of Beaver Falls, Mrs. Minnie Morgan of Holland, Ohio, Mrs. Ida Mae Palmer of Alba, Mrs. Edith Davenport of Hawthorne, Fla.; brothers, Benjamin Spencer Jr. of Waverly, James Spencer of Sylvania, Ohio, Cecil Spencer of Elmira.  Body of Luckner Funeral Home, Waverly.  Calling hours today and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Clifford Bammesberger.  Forest Home Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1962

MYLES A. ‘TOM’ SPENCER, 82, Honey Brook, PA died March 27, 2006 at his home.  Born in Granville Center, he was the son of the late Myles V. and Madelyn (Bunyan) Spencer.  He was the husband of Evelyn I. (Simpson) Spencer, with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.  Mr. Spencer was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1941.  During his lifetime he was employed at the following vocations: Tri-County dairy farm for 27 years, The Granite Run Mall, Media for 11 years, Farmer Brown’s in Morgantown and the Twin Valley School District were he retired at age 66.  He was a veteran of WW II serving in the US Marine Corps.  He was a life member of the Honey Brook Fire Company and a member of the American Legion Wawassan Post #422 of Honey Brook.  Surviving are a stepson, James Martin, Harrisburg; stepdaughters, Vickie Souden, Gap, PA, Beverly Reitz, Birdsboro, PA, Marily Evans, Elverson, PA, Polly Chester, Waveland, MS; Wendy Mosebach, Orlando, FL, Lynn Brier, Columbia, MD and Julia Martin, Poway, CA; brothers, Edward, Washington, NC, J. Perry, Monroeton, PA, Henry, Hamlin, NY and Joseph, Webster, NY; also 14 step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia (Humes) Spencer and a brother, Robert Spencer.  The memorial service was held April 1 at the Labs Funeral Home, Honey Brook, PA.  Interment was private.  Memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Mr. Spencer to Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 4/6/2006

RICHARD B. SPOTTS age 65 of Pinehurst, Idaho, formerly of Gillett, PA died at home Saturday, December 4, 2004 very unexpectedly.  He was born May 23, 1939 in Williamsport, PA, the son of the late Arista L. and C. Faye Kurtz Spotts of Gillett, PA.  Surviving Dick are his wife of 34 years, Veronica Bonik Spotts of Idaho; son, Arista Spotts of Tennessee; daughter, Betty Jean Felton of Factoryville, PA; brother, Elmer Spotts of Pheonix, AZ; sister, Betty Hoobler of Gillett and five grandchildren.  His parents and his isster, Marian A. Strasburg predeceased him.  Dick had a great love for playing the guitar and fishing.  Cards may be sent to Veronica Spotts, 610 B. Street, P.O. Box 629, Pinehurst, Idaho.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

WILLIAM J. STAGE, 88, died at the family home in Mainesburg, Pa., Tuesday, Mar. 2, 1937.  He was a member of the Baptist Church at Austinville.  He is survived by his wife and a son, Dyer of Troy; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Woodbeck, Freeman, N.Y.; Mrs. Homer Swan and Mrs. Belle Van Horn, both of Erin, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Methodist Church in Mainesburg, the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating and at 2 p.m. Friday in the Methodist Church in Freeman where burial will be made (Tuscora Cemetery).  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1937

STEVENS –AMY V. (STEVENS) NONNEMACHER, age 86, formerly of Jenningsville, Pa. died on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa.  She was born Feb. 26, 1919, a daughter of the late John and Lucy (Hope) Stevens.  Amy had been a member of the Jenningsville United Methodist Chruch for 73 years.  She was a graduate of Laceville High School Class of 1937.  On Sept. 19, 1938, Amy married Howell H. Nonnemacher.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1970.  In 1986 she retired from Endicott Johnson in Tunkhannock.  Amy had a love for animals and the New York Yankees.  She enjoyed time spent with her family and tending her flowers.  She leaves surviving a sister, Pearl Stevens at Beverly Health Care in Tunkhannock, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and John Saxe of Kingston, Pa.; a son, John Nonnemacher of Jenningsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Dave Weaver of Jenningsville; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; three nieces and six nephews and a cousin, Ralph Burgess.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Robinson in 1965; a granddaughter, Lynda Nonnemacher in 1999; a son, Kim Nonnemacher in 1999 and a son, Howell “Chip” Nonnemacher in 2004.  Funeral services will be  held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with Charles Bishop officiating.   Interment will follow in North Flat Cemetery, Laceyville.  Friends and family are invited to call from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service on Wednesday at McHenry Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the S.P.C.A. in Amy Nonnemacher’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

STEVENS –JENNIE E. (STEVENS) ROCKWELL age 89 died August 9, 2005 peacefully in her sleep at St Johns Home.  She is the widow of Edward C. Rockwell.  She is survived by two sisters, Gertrude Simon of Crystal Lake, IL and Phyllis (Bill) Bailey of Elmira, NY; three stepdaughters, Carol R. (John) Sissala of Rockville, MD, Betty J. (Jim) Damiano of McKinney, TX and Kathy R. (Ken) Zacharek of Plano, TX.  She also had four nieces and nephews; six step grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren.  Jennie was a loyal employee of Eastman Kodak for over 40 years until her retirement in 1981.  She also was a lifetime member of the YWCA and a 50 year member of Downtown United Presbyterian Chu8rch.  Friends may attend her memorial service 11 a.m. Friday at the Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (between English & Latta).  Private interment at White Haven Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

STONE –JOYCE E. CRANE age 82 of Montour Falls, NY died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.  Mrs. Crane was predeceased by her husband, Francis J. (Bud) Crane on April 8, 2005.  She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Harry) Boynton, Jay (Sandy) Crane, Francis (Lorraine) Crane, Peggy (Doug) Yaw, Terry (Diane) Crane and Richard (Sylvia) Crane; fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Winnie Stone, Norma Stone and Marge King.  Her extended family included Mike and Linda, Donna and Bob and Betty along with her friends at Romeo Village.  Her brothers, Julian and Carl Stone, also predeceased Mrs. Crane.  Joyce was a member of Rebekah Lodge #278, Montour Falls, NY, L.A.P.M. #61 of Auburn, NY and L.E.A. #7 of Manlius, NY.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Saturday, October 29, 2005 between the hours of 12 noon to 3 p.m.  Her funeral service will follow immediately after calling hours at 3 p.m.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in McLean Rural Cemetery, McLean, NY.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Grand Encampment Cancer Fund, C/O Charles Dickinson, 502, Holecek Ave., Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

NEIL A. STONE, age 54 of 2880 County Line Dr., Big Flats, Wednesday, April 27, 1988 at Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira.  The family will receive friends at their Country Line Dr. home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Horseheads Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Linda Slamon officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Neil’s name to the Memorial Fund of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church or the Big Flats Cinderalla Softball, PO Box 105, Big Flats, NY.  Arrangements by Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Janet; daughter, Karen L. Stone of Brooklyn, NY; 3 sons, Kevin G. Stone of Brooklyn, NY, Brian N. Stone of Reston, VA and Eric R. Stone of Big Flats; mother, Helen R. Stone of Union City, PA; 1 sister, Beverly Monroe of Union City, PA; several nieces and nephews.  He was born February 7, 1934 in Union City, PA, the son of Daniel R. and Helen R. Bisbee Stone.  He was married to the former Janet L. Appel.  He served as a Lieut. In the U.S. Air Force.  He received his B.A. degree from Gettysburg College and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.  He received his M.B.A. degree at Syracuse University.  He joined Corning Glass Works December 3, 1962.  He was formerly the Administrator of Tension and Investment Plans and currently the Director of Employee Benefits.  He was currently a Director for the Corning Glass Credit Union, a position he has held for 13 years.  He was formerly Corning Glass Works in-Plant Chairman of the United Way.  He was the Corning Glass Works Emergency Food Service Coordinator during the 1972 Flood.  He was a member, Elder and past Treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats.  He was also a member of the Corning B.P.O.E. 1071, the Masonic Order of San Antonio, TX and a long time member of the Wheat Agency Bowling team at Crystal Lanes.  He was a Coach and Team Manager of Cinderalla Softball and Commissioner in the Princess League.  He was a Past President and Team Manager of the Big Flats Little League.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/1988

DAVID ELWYN STOTLER, 96 a guest of Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, PA and formerly of Waynesboro, PA died February 13, 2006 in the nursing home.  Born March 14, 1909 in Greencastle, PA, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Ida B. (Cromer) Stotler.  He lived his early life near Greencastle, then Hagerstown, MD and Sullivan County, PA.  Mr. Stotler attended the Leitersburg, MD schools.  He was the widow of his first wife, Lucille (Morgan) Stotler whom he married in 1931 in Elmira, NY.  He married his second wife, Mrs. Evelyn E. (Izer) Lydic Stotler in 1970.  She died on August 26, 1981.  Mr. Stotler was a farmer most of his life in Maryland and Pennsylvania.  Prior to retiring in 1990 he was a carpenter with Harry Forney of Quincy.  He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Waynesboro and the national AARP.  Surviving are his daughter-in-law, Irene Stotler, Thurmont, MD; grandchildren, David Stotler, Frederick, MD, Delmar (wife Chontelle) Stotler, Frederick, Aletha (husband Melvin) Lochner, Beverly Hills, FL; three great-grandchildren; foster children, Bertha (Donald) Spencer, Orin (Florence) Finogle and George Finogle, all of Canton and Charles (Elizabeth) Finogle, Tioga; numerous nieces and nephews and his caregiver, Margaret Stotler.  In addition to his parents and wifes, he was preceded in death by a son, David L. Stotler who died in 1981; sister, Estella Smith; two brothers, Earl Stotler and Lauran Stotler; foster daughter, Viva (Bob) Menesh, Forksville.  Services were held February 16 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, PA with Rev. Thomas Hennlein officiating.  Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens near Frederick, MD.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 384 Flora Ave., chambersburg, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

STREET –STELLA M. PHILLIPS, 88, Trout Run died October 1, 2005 at her home following a brief illness.  Born July 28, 1917 in Roan Mountain, TN she was the daughter of Grant and Betty K. Barnett Street.  She was a Protestant and enjoyed spending time with her family.  Mrs. Phillips worked as a nurse'’ aide in the nurseries of Williamsport and Divine Providence Hospitals.  Surviving are sons, Paul H. of Avis, Gary G. and Steve L., both of Trout Run; daughters, Shirley L. Livermore, Trout Run and Alice C. Pena, Cogan Station; brother, Jack L. Street, Trout Run; sisters, Viola Jacoby, Williamsport and Velma Woodward, Ralston; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Leon H. Phillips December 3, 1977; grandson, Kim Livermore; granddaughter, Wendy Phillips; two brothers and a sister.  The funeral service was held on Oct. 4 at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport.  Burial was in the Trout Run Cemetery.  The family requests contributions be made to the Susquehanna Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

STRICKLAND –SHIRLEY ANN STRICKLAND SHERWOOD, 64, wife of David L. Sherwood of 1504 N. Bellevue Boulevard, Bellevue, Neb. died Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at home.  Shirley was born May 1, 1940 in Towanda, the daughter of Edward and Marh Strickland.  She lived in many areas of the country throughout her life, finally residing  in Omaha with her husband upon his retirement from the military.  She is survived by her husband, David L. Sherwood of Nebraska; her son, Bryan Harris of California; her daughter, Melissa (Ralph) Schwartz of Dallas, Pa.; her stepdaughter, Hope (Brian) Broadway of Sumter, S.C.; four grandchildren, Steven, Benjamin, Zachary and Ashley; her mother, Mary Strickland of Towanda; her brothers, Charles (Sue) Strickland, Daniel Strickland and Don (Kym) Strickland; a sister, Faye (Terry) Moore of Monroeton and several nieces and nephews.  Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Edward Strickland; her sister, Sylvia Strickland Brown and her sister-in-law, Shirl Strickland.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.  Tuesday, April 26 at SAC Chapel AFB.  A private interment will be held at a later date.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Shirley Ann Sherwood.  –Towanda Daily Review

DONALD D. THOMAS age 50 of 3070 Totem Drive, Fairbanks, AL, formerly of Big Flats and Woodhull, Friday, April 27, 1984 in Woodhull.  Friends may call at the Carpenter Funeral Home Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.  Funeral services Monday 11 a.m. in the Big Flats Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Marcy Punnett officiating.  Friends who wish may make contributions to the Big Flats Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Big Flats, NY.  Survived by his wife Rachel two sons, Timothy Thomas of Kalamazoo, MI and Ted Thomas of Fairbanks, AL; one sister, Mary Davis of Woodhull; two brothers, Luther Thomas of Panama City, FL and Lawrence Thomas of San Antonio, TX; several nieces and nephews.  He was born January 29, 1934 in Watkins Glen.  He married Rachel A. Weinberg May 6, 1955 in Kenai, LA.  He was a graduate of Woodhull High School, graduated from the University of Alaska and Auburn University.  He was a member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church, charter member of the Big Flats Lions Club.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/1984

THURSTON –LULU MOLYNEAUX age 88 of Forksville RD died at the Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 following an illness.  Born Dec. 10, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Emma Thurston of Athens, Pa.  Lulu is survived by a son, William Molyneaux of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Hambrick of Sierra Vista, Ariz. And William and Karla Molyneaux of Dunkirk, N.Y.; a great-grandchild, Sterling Hambrick of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Vencil Molyneaux in May 1988; two brothers, William and Charles Thurston and a sister, Lilly Chilson.  A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 12, 1999 at 1 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, Pa. with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda United Methodist Church officiating.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

MORRELL ‘BARNEY’ TILLOTSON age 86 of Lowman, NY died Friday, January 21, 2005 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY.  He was born June 24, 1918 in Canton, PA, the son of the late Paul and Maude (Wilcox) Tillotson.  Barney was a self-employed farmer, a member of the Baldwin Fire Department and the Chemung County Farm Bureau.  Barney donated the property and helped start The Lowman Little League Baseball.  He was truly very devoted to family, friends and neighbors.  Whenever anyone was in need, Barney gave unselfishly to all.  He was open-hearted to all in the community no mater what and Barney will be missed by all.  Barney is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen (Myslivecek) Tillotson; son, Jerry (Doris) Tillotson of Lowman, NY; daughters, Sue (Edward) Barhite of Groton, NY, Karen Tillotson of Waverly, NY; brothers, Leon (Vivian) Tillotson of Roaring Branch, PA, William (Betty) Tillotson of Waverly, NY, Lewis (Jean) Tillotson of Elmira, NY, Dean Tillotson; sisters, Ernestine Herman of Canton, PA, Aletha (Wayne) Wright of Troy, PA, Spike Yoggie of Canton, PA, Tyke (Mark) Wright of Waverly, NY; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents.  Barney is preceded in death by his son, Jack Tillotson.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Roberts Funeral home, 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY on Sunday, January 23, 2005 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Funeral and committal service will be held immediately following visitation with the Reverend Vince Cooper officiating.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Barney’s memory may be made to the Baldwin Fire Department.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LARRY D. TIMERMAN, 53, Laceyville, PA died at his home in Laceyville July 18, 2005.  Born in Elmira, NY, December 19, 1951, he was the son of the late Donald M. and Gertrude Timerman.  He was a graduate of S.R.U. High School class of 1970.  In 1971, he entered the U.S. Air Force and later the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam Conflict.  He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1995 after serving his country for 24 years.  Mr. Timmerman was a member of the V.F.W. Post #714, Canton and also the Disabled American Veterans.  Surviving is his wife the former Debra L. George Timerman to whom he would have been married for 25 years in Sept. 2005; son, Chad W. Timerman, Black Walnut, PA; daughters, Joette Egnatzky, Wyalusing and Megan Timerman, Tunkahnnock; brother, Milton D. (Beverly) Timerman, Lake Worth, FL; sisters, Jeanette (Richard) Farr, Ulster, and Gloria Parsons, Canton; grandchildren, Courtney and Joseph Egnatzky, both of Wyalusing.  Besides his parents, a sister, Mary Mills, preceded him in death.  Memorial services will be held July 22 at 4 p.m. from  the Sheldon Funeral home, Main Street, Laceyville, PA.  Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.  There will be no calling hours.  Military services will be conducted at the funeral home following the memorial services, conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post #510, American Legion of Black Walnut, PA and the Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post #3583 of Mehoopany, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

TRAVIS –EMMA MAE MITSTIFER, 95, formerly of the 600 block of Center St., Williamsport died Saturday, July 30, 2005 at the Nottingham Village Nursing Home, Northumberland following an extended illness.  Her husband, Sylvanus M. Mitstifer died January 22, 1995.  They were married for 66 years.  Mae was a member of the former Wesley United Methodist Church, Now New Hope United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed spending time with her family.  Born April 6, 1910 in Williamsport she was a daughter of Frank E. and Mable F. Fravel Travis.  Surviving are seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.  Mae was predeceased by sons, Frank E. and Kenneth M.; a daughter, Joyce Marlene Mitstifer and a sister, Florence Smith.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. with Rev. M. Joyce Ginseb officiating.  There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ARCHIE L. TREAT died yesterday morning (July 27, 1918) at a local hospital.  The decedent was a resident of Center Mills.  Besides the widow he is survived by three sons, Leon, Gordon and Charles all at home; his father, Homer Treat and three brothers, Howard Treat of Hornell and Ralph and Clyde Treat of Elmira.  The decedent was employed as a chauffeur for the E. W. I. & R. R. Co.  The remains were taken to Wilson’s Undertaking Rooms and will be taken to the family plot at Center Mills.  Funeral announcement later.  –Elmira Telegram 7/28/1918

VOUGH –MRS. DELLA RUMSEY, 80 of Dushore RD 2, Pa. Sunday morning, Aug. 23, 1953.  Survived by sons, Lyle and Howard Rumsey at home; step-sons, Earl of Elmira and Seth of Millerton; step-daughters, Mrs. Minnie Maxman of Elizabeth, N.Y. and Mrs. Winifred Kuhn of Newfield; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Cranmer Funeral Home, New Albany, Pa. where friends may call after 3 this afternoon.  Funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the East Forks (Pa.) Church.  East Forks Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/24/1953

MARY CATHERINE ‘CATHY WALLIN, 53, of Alexandria, Va., died on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at her home.  Cathy was born on June 7, 1955, in Chapel Hill, N.C., the daughter of the late George and Beverly (Ware) Wallin, Jr.  She was employed as a telemarketer for Awards of Excelence.  Surviving are brother, Jeffrey Ware Wallin, Baltimore, MD; sisters and brothers-in-law, Amy and Douglas Ogden, Morris Run, PA, Alexandra and Mark Kirchner, Orlando, FL; one niece and two nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Julia Anne Wallin.  In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield is assisting the family. –Canton Independent Sentinel 2/12/2009

WALTZ –MRS. LOUISE D. MARBLE age 102 of RD 5, Penn Yan died Saturday May 7, 1994 at the Homestead.  Memorials may be made to the Second Milo Baptist Church or Unit 2 of the Homestead.  Friends may call at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel on Monday evening from 7-9 pm and Tuesday afternoon from 1-2 pm.  Her funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours on Tuesday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jerrie S. Matney, officiating.  Burial at the Second Milo Cemetery.  Mrs. Marble was born in Tioga County, PA on July 21, 1891, the daughter of Jacob and Sophie Jupenlaz Waltz.  She attended the Second Milo Baptist Church and was a member of their Missionary Socitty.  She is survived by her 2 sons and daughter-in-law; Paul and Virginia Marble, Earl Marble all of Penn Yan; 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, William Marble on May 7, 1957 and a daughter-in-law, Viola Marble.  -El–ira Star-Gazette 5/9/1994

HENRY G. WEAVER, 79 of Reasor Hollow Road, Big Flats, Friday Aug. 18, 1961.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Savona Masonic Lodge.  Survived by son, Daniel of big Flats; grandson, Robert of Big Flats; two great-grandchildren.  Body at Bortle Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Derwin Hauser.  Coopers Plains Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/19/1961

RICHARD LAVERN ‘WEBBY’ WEBSTER age 65 of Reasor Hollow Rd., Big Flats, died Thursday, March 28, 1996 at Highland Hospital in Rochester.  He was born September 10, 1930 in Corning, the son of Arthur L. and Mary Ann Robbins Webster.  Richard served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  He married Myrtle L. Gorman in April of 1952 and was a milkman for King’s Dairy in Corning and later delivered for Dairlyea in the Corning-Elmira area.  Richard is survived by his mother, Mary Anna Webster of Corning; his wife, Myrtle Lou Webster; children, Connie (Thomas Dembey of Corning, Kathryn (Fran) Wilson of Corning, Robert (Susan) Webster of Honeyoye Falls, Richard (Cheryl) Webster of Lumberton, NC, Thomas (Maryjo) Webster of Elmira, Timothy Webster of Horseheads and Renee (Bob) Kolcum of Syracuse; sister, Jean (Alex) Telehany of Corning; 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by a daughter, LouAnn Webster; father, Arthur L. Webster and brother, Artie Webster.  Friends are invited to call at Hills Funeral Home, 69 Main St., Big Flats, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home, Tuesday April 2, at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Walter G. Griffith officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.  Memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s name to the American Cancer Society, Plaza 21, 1080 St., RD 21, Hornell, NY of American Heart Assoc., 100 Northern Concourse, N. Syracuse, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/1996

GEORGE EDWARD WELLES, 54, son of the late George M. Welles and the late Louise Fassett Welles of Big Flats, died Oct. 17, 1938 at his home in Riverside, Calif.  He is survived by his widow and two sons, George Edward Jr. and James Matson; also by two brothers Matthias H. and J. Sloat of Big Flats; a sister, Emily Welles Hammond of Flint, Mich.  Funeral announcements later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/18/1938

MARTHA LOUISE WELLES, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Welles died at the home of her parents in Big Flats, Saturday night (Jan. 7, 1905) at 11 o’clock.  The deceased was born March 13, 1898 and was an unusually bright child whose lovable disposition attracted all who knew her.  The bereaved parents will have the sympathy of a host of friends in their sad affliction.  The funeral will be held from the family home at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon and will be private.  –Elmira Daily Advertiser 1/9/1905

WELLMAN –MRS. MARY J. KIES wife of J. B. Kies of Big Flats, died at 5 a.m. today (April 27, 1940 at her home at the age of 73.  She had lived in Big Flats for some years.  Born in Caton, October 3, 1866, she was the daughter of James R. Wellman and the former Charlotte Spencer.  Surviving in addition to her husband are; one daughter, Mrs. Joshua Phillips of Endicott; two sons, James and Harvey Kies of East Corning; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Swartout, Miss Julia Wellman and Mrs. Josie Grisswold, all of Lindley; and two brothers, John and Jay Wellman, both of Caton.  The body was removed to the Hilton Funeral Home and will be taken to the family home Sunday where a private prayer service will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  Funeral services will be held privately Monday at 2 p.m., EST, at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  The Rev. O. H. Travis of the Big Flats Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Barnard Cemetery, Town of Corning.  –Corning Evening Leader 4/27/1940

JUSTIN CARL WELLS, 21, beloved son of David E. Wells and Tamra L. Hugo died unexpectedly in New Albany on Friday, Feb. 22, 2002.  He was born on Feb. 3, 1981 in Sayre and had been a lifetime resident of the New Albany area.  At the young age of 3, Justin chose the name of “Autumn” for his sister, whom he later called “Auti.”  In his younger years, he played Little League baseball, which was coached by his father.  He was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School, Class of 1999.  Justin enjoyed time spent hunting, fishing, playing video games, basketball, WWF, reading, music and computers and he loved helping people.  He left surviving after 21 loving years his mother, Tamra L. Hugo of New Albany; his father, david E. Wells of New Albany; his sister, Autumn Lynn Wells at home; his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Virginia Hugo of New Albany; his paternal grandparents, Carl and Loueva “Pee Wee” Wells of New Era; two aunts and an uncle, Tracy Karamooz and Rose and Lamar Kipp; two uncles, Sidney Hugo and Perry Hugo; several cousins; Jennifer, Marla, Madalyn, Angelica, Zachary and Quentin; a special friend, Stephanie Hoskins; a maternal great-grandfather and wife, Ivan and Grace Hugo of New Albany; several great-aunts and great-uncles and his many friends.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002 at 10 a.m. in the New Albany Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronald Troup officiating, assisted by the Rev. Robert Martin.  Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday at New Albany Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until the time of the memorial service.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Justin Wells Memorial Fund, c/o People'’ State Bank, P.O. Box A, New Albany, Pa.  This is a counseling memorial fund for Wyalusing Valley Junior Senior High School students in Justin’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review 2/23/2002

WHITING –MARY ESTELLE ROONEY, 88 of Manor Care North passes away on Dec. 30, 2004 after a 6 year struggle with Alzeheimer’s Disease.  Born Feb. 2, 1916 in Driftwood, she was the daughter of Melvin and Mary Bagley Whiting.  Mary was married in Driftwood to Jack J. Rooney, Sr. who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1972.  She made her home in Renovo until moving to Williamsport in 1989.  From 1973-1979 she worked as a House Mother at Lock Haven University.  She continued to work until age 70 at Renovo Area Public Library.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed bus trips with various Senior Citizens Groups.  She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, a life member of Catholic Daughters of America (Court of St. Veroica), past president BPO Elks #334 Aulixilary.  Mary is survived by two sons, Jack Rooney, Jr. of Quakertown, Patrick (Lezlie) Rooney of South Williamsport; a daughter, Ella Barkley of Williamsport; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a special brother-in-law, William McCoughay of Williamsport; a sister, Pauline Newton of Emporium; two brothers, William of Seneca Falls, N.Y. and Melvin of Centerville.  A memorial mass will be celebrated in St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport on Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 at 10 a.m.  Friends may call prior to the mass from 9 to 10 a.m.  Burial will be at noon in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hyner.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern PA Chapter, Kirby Health Center, Wilkes-Barre or to Renovo Area Public Library, 7th St., Renovo, PA.  Kaufman Funeral Home, 2102 Northway Rd. Williamsport is in charge of services.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

WHITMARSH –LENA M. NICKERSON, 81 of RR 3, Wyalusing, Herrick Township, Pa. died Sunday morning, May 30, 1999 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Nov. 19, 1917 in Franklin Township, Susquehanna County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Warren and Grace Conrad Whitmarsh.  Lena was employed by the Binghamton State Hospital and Margaretville Hospital, Margaretville, N.Y. as a cook and baker for many years.  She enjoyed fishing, crocheting and taking care of her family.  Also, later in life, Lena volunteered as a senior companion.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Paul Burgert of Herrickville; her grandchildren, Robin and Meliton Ramirez of Anaheim, Calif., Debra and Franchis Chilson of Dushore, Pa., Julie and Body May of Leroy, Pa., Nancy Sands of Corning, N.Y., Paul C. Burgert of Guam, Christopher M. Burgert of Ulster, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Fran and Jesse Sands, Tlysa Sands, Tracy Chilson, Bryan and Ashley Bennett and Ryan Mingos; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Mel Cheffrey of Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Gloria Boyce of Johnson City, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Leona Whitmarsh of Binghamton, N.Y.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse W. Nickerson in 1959; a daughter, Pricilla Stanley; sisters, Mabel E. Blair, Betty Fisher; brothers, Russell and Clifford Whitmarsh.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Shavertown Cemetery, Andes, N.Y.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association in care of James W. Seipler, secretary/treasurer, RR 31, Box 280, Rome, Pa. or to Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Nickerson’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 Yor4k Ave., Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILEY –VELMA W. KELLEY age 78 of 661 Park Place, Elmira, NY at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Saturday, May 17, 1986.  There will be no calling hours.  The family will provide flowers.  Donations may be made in her memory to the Diabetes Foundation or to the Organ Fund for the Woodhull United Methodist Church.  A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Woodhull Cemetery Chapel, Woodhull, NY.  The Rev. William McCaffery officiating.  Burial Woodhull Cemetery.  Survived by husband, Cecil G. Kelley at home; one son, James Kelley of Claremont, CA; 4 daughters, Mrs. Patricia Lazeski and Mrs. Joan Sawdey, both of Wellsburg, NY, Pauline Kelley of Millerton, PA and Mrs. Marilyn Treat of Elmira, NY; 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  She was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and Mansfield State College.  She was a member of the Caton Grange.  She was born in Woodhull, the daughter of Lewis D. and Enda Sovereen Wiley.  Arrangements by H. P. Smith & Son, Inc., of Woodhull, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

WILLIAMS –LINDA J. MCCONNELL – On the evening of Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, Linda J. (Williams) McConnell of Canton died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was 66 years of age.  Born in Elmira on Oct. 11, 1942, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Marion (Holmes) Williams.  Linda graduated Canton Area High School with the calls of 1960.  During her senior year she had the honor of being chosen May Queen.  Linda was married to Thomas McConnell and together they raised three sons.  Throughout most of her adult life, Linda was employed as a secretary-office manager.  For over twenty years she served in this capacity at the former Eastern Milk Processing Co. in Canton until the plant’s closure forced her into retirement.  Next she worked as a manger for the Air Tight Insulators of Canton for as long as her health permitted.  In her free time, Linda was an avid reader and was especially fond of mystery novels.  It was not uncommon for her to read a book per day.  She was also a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  Also dear to her heart were the many who knew her as a friend.  She cared for them as though they were her brothers and sisters.  Her passing leaves a void that will be difficult to fill.  Linda is survived by; her husband, Thomas at home; sons, Michael (and Susan) McConnell of Wilmington, N.C., Patrick McConnell of Troy and Christopher McConnell of Williamsport; grandchildren, Garett McConnell of Towanda, Chris McConnell of Wilmington, N.C., Bronte McConnell of Fredericksburg, Va., and David and Benjamin McConnell of Wiilmington, N.C.; half-brother, James Shoemaker of Troy; special cousin MaryBeth Schoonover of Canton and Jane Holcomb of Dallas, Texas and special aunts, Mary Lou Chadwich of Camptown and Dorothy Smithgall of Canton.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Marion Williams.  In keeping with Linda’s wishes there will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be hel at 6 p.m., Dec. 23 at  Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating.  The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 12/25/2008  (Note: Linda’s mothers maiden name was Mott.)

DUNCAN G. WILLS died at 6:30 o’clock last evening (Dec. 29, 1900) at the home of his sister, Miss Wills, No. 518 Madison Avenue.  The deceased who was sixty-five years of age is survived by two  brothers, Rutan Wills of Painted Post, James L. Willis of this city and a sister, Miss Martha A. Wills of Elmira.  The funeral will be held at 9 o’clock Sunday morning from the house.  The interment will be in Big Flats.  Funeral Director Harrington is in charge of the arrangements.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/30/1900

CHARLES W. WILSON, 72 of Hughesville died July 31, 2005 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.  He was predeceased by his wife of 23 years, the former Viola Parker, who died Nov. 1, 1980.  Born July 5, 1933 in Muncy, he was the son of Elmer and Edith Rider Wilson.  Charlie was retired from the former Rischell Furniture Co. after having worked there 35 years.  He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  Charlie enjoyed woodworking and outdoor activities.  Surviving are a step-son, Charles E. Parker of Montgomery; a step-sister, Helen Sherwood of Hughesville; a niece, Edith Perrit of Picture Rocks; two nephews, Dwayne Sones of Bloomsburg and Carl Simpson of Hughesville and five grand nieces and nephews.  A sister, Doris Sones and a step-brother, Irvin Ryder, preceded Charlie in death.  Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 Water St., Hughesville with the Rev. Bethany Wood officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

WISSINGER - Charles.  On Dec. 9, 2009 Robert Charles Wissinger died.  Bob was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and worked for Bell of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia Pa. His daughter Vicki's special needs brought him to Martha Lloyd Community Services where he dedicated himself to making his daughter's life, as well as the lives of the other 125 residents meaningful, productive, and happy. He served MLCS for 25 years on the board of directors, became president of the board, and after his retirement from Bell he became President of Martha Lloyd Community Services. His vision moved Martha Lloyd forward as he developed individualized programs for each resident; he developed the Orchard Grove Program for older residents to enjoy their senior years; he opened the doors of Martha Lloyd to the community by allowing respite care for local seniors, and the pool was opened to support the rehabilitation of cardiac and arthritic patients in the Troy area in conjunction with local hospitals. In the pursuit of making Martha Lloyd's residents more productive he built the Copper Tree Gift Shop and Work Shop and opened this program to surrounding community members with special needs. He received commendations from the Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania for his work for the developmentally disabled.  He is survived by his wife Nancy, son Robert W., daughter Vicki J., sister Janet Thomas, and grandchildren Sarah, Macey, Liam, and Aidan. The family suggests donations in memory of Bob to be sent to Martha Lloyd Community Services, 190 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947.  .January 17, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

FRANK WOOD, Chemung St., Horseheads.  Unexpectedly Friday morning, Mar. 3, 1944.  Survived by wife, Jennie; sons, Fred, Harry and Frank Jr. of Elmira, Clarence of Camp Gordon Johnson, Fla.; daughters, Mrs. Eva Wilbur, Mrs. Florence Seymour and Mrs. Mildred Strait, all of Elmira; brother, Joel of Big Flats; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson and Mrs. Cora Doud of Elmira.  Body is in the Davis Funeral Home.  Announcements later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1944

WOOD –LEONA J. BACON 61 of 24 Wardell St. died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1984 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira.  Born Oct. 21, 1922 in Wellsboro, Pa. she was the daughter of Stephen and Eva Chadderdon Wood.  She and Charles D. Bacon were married Aug. 31, 1941 in Maryland.  He died July 22, 1982.  She was a member of the Central Baptist Church and Corning Area Senior Citizens.  Surviving are one son, David Bacon of Corning; five sisters, Helen Wagner, Patricia Kriner and Roberta Knapp, all of Wellsboro, Pa., Priscella Knapp of Troy, Pa. and Murriel Callahan of Big Flats; two brothers, Romaine Wood of Blossburg, Pa. and Edward Wood of Tioga, Pa. one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours are today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral Home where services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. the Rev. Ronald Kebersold officiating.  Burial will be in Coopers Chapel Knoll, Coopers Plains.  Memorial donations may be made to the Central Baptist Church or Southern Tier Hospicare Inc., 175 Grand Central Ave., Elmira Heights.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/15/1964

WOOD –REBECCA R. (WOOD) HOLLENBECK age 75 of Virginia Ave., Elmira Heights, unexpectedly on March 19, 1997 in the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  Mrs. Hollenbeck is survived by her children, Bobbie (Earl Burdick) Sykora of Pine City, NY, Richard (Rose) Hollenbeck of Elmira Heights, NY, Wayne (Lynda) Holcomb of Winter Park, FL, Roger (Barb Garey) Holcomb of Elmira Heights, NY; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Vern (Theresa) Wood Sr. of Watkins Glen, NY, Howard “Bud” (Dawn) Wood of Breesport, NY; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harry J. Hollenbeck in 1981; her daughter, Audrey Savey in 1993; her brothers, Meryl Wood Jr. and Cleon Wood.  Mrs. Hollenbeck was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church and a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Friday from 4-6 PM.  Mrs. Hollenbeck’s funeral service will follow calling hours at 6 PM with the Rev. Donald Guiles officiating.  Interment will take place in Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, NY at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

WILLIAM W. WOODARD, 54, died Wednesday, May 27, 1942 at a Montour Falls hospital.  The body was removed to  the Hibbard Funeral Home, Montour Falls where the funeral will beheld Friday at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Roy S. Smyers will officiate.  Burial will leaves his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Stewart Chapman of Clifton Springs and Mrs. Charles Benson of Montour Falls.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/28/1942

ALVIN WORDEN, 75 of Breesport died Sunday, July 19, 1942 after and extended illness.  Survivors; brother, Willis J. of Waverly and a sister, Mrs. Marion Sumner of East Smithfield.  The body was removed to the Kolb Funeral Home, Waverly.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/20/1942

JOSEPH WRIGHT – Word has been received by Mrs. Henry Hamlin of Fulton Street of the death of her great-uncle, Joseph Wright at San Francisco, Calif.  Mr. Wright went to California a number of years ago, where he owned and conducted a large orchard.  Mr. Wright is survived by his wife and several children, all of whom are in the west; two sisters, Mrs. N. P. Williams and Mrs. Jennetta Williams of Canton and two brothers, Myron of Canton and John of Grover, Pa.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/6/1919

PETER YEDINAK, 44 of Hammond St., Big Flats, Monday, April 6, 1959.  He was a member of Big Flats Methodist Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Grace McDowell Yedinak; daughters, Dawn Marie, Suns G., both at home; sons, Peter D., Michael G., Stephan A., Murray J., all at home; sisters, Mrs. Gerald MacDonell of Endicott, Mrs. Ohon O’Donnell of Hornell, Mrs. Bernard Emerick of Oxnard, Calif.; brothers, John of Hornell, Michael of Bath, Stephen of Elmira, Elmer of Dundee.  Body at family home.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Paul Zelinka.  Avoca (N.Y.) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/7/1959

DENNIS WAYNE YOUNG, 46, of North Port, FL died on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008.  He was born on October 31, 1961 in Sayre.  He moved to North Port 30 years ago from Pennsylvania.  He was employed by the city of North Port where he worked in the Utilities Dept.  He was a big NASCAR fan, enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.  He is survived by his mother, Vivian Young of Nokomis, Fla.; daughters, Amanda (Brian) Haettich, Holly (Paul) Young and Casey (Robert) Young, all of North Port; sisters, Linda Traylor (Jim Billig) of South Carolina, Jeanette Spalding of Pennsylvania; brothers, Carl (Jean) Young of Pennsylvania, Dave (Maryanne) Young of Pennsylvania, Larry (Cheryl Ann) Young of Kansas; and five grandchildren, Jessie Ruccione, PJ Ruccione, Jadon Ruccione, Ember Cuevas and Andrew Hettich.  Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 with a service to follow at 5 p.m. at Farley Funeral Home in North Port.  Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida.  Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home, North Port.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 2/21/2008

DANIEL L. ZENKER 55 OF 3052 Post Street, Big Flats, N.Y., Wednesday, April 1, 1981 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, NY Saturday 7-9 PM.  Funeral services Sunday 2 PM in the First Presbyterian Church, big Flats.  Rev. Marcy Punnett officiating.  Burial at the convenience of the family.  Family will provide flowers.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Big Flats or St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was a design engineer for Corning Glass Works, life member of the Crystal City VFW, former member of the Big Flats Planning Board, a member of the Big Flats Planning Commission, he was the president of the Crystal City Spinners.  Survived by his wife, Katherine D. Zenker; three daughters, Donna Lee of Charlottsville, VA., JoAnn Zenker of Ithaca and Cynthia Zenker of Santa Cruz, Calif., and parents, Leon and Aldona Zenker of Scranton, Pa.; three brothers, Robert of Wilkes-Barre, John of Scranton and Thomas of New York city; one sister, Shirley Evans of Scranton.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/3/1981

?. –THELMA M. DANIELS AGE 76 OF 3523 Sing Sing Rd., Big Flats, Wednesday, March 23, 1977 in St. Joseph’s hospital.  Calling hours are Friday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.  The Rev. John Bedzyk will officiate.  Interment in Cooper’s Cemetery, Cooper’s Plains, N.Y.  She is survived by one nephew, Mr. Guy B. Hammond, Big Flats; one sister, Mrs. Clayton (Sarah) tucker, Orange City, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.  She was the widow of Frank Daniels who died Nov. 8, 1975.  She was a member of the Erwin Valley, Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and attended the Pentecostal Tabernacle of Elmira.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/24/1977

?. –MRS. SARAH E. DAVENPORT –The death of Mrs. Sarah E. Davenport occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. William J. Tunis, Tuesday morning (Jan. 17, 1899).  Mrs. Davenport’s home for forty years had been in Big Flats and she was visiting her sister when death came.  Bronichal trouble was the cause.  Deceased was sixty-seven years of age.  She is survived by two daughters, Ada of Ithaca and Mrs. Emma Fell of Big Flats; one son, Fred of Big Flats; two sisters, Mrs. Tindall of Clark’s Mills and Mrs. Tunis of Horseheads.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon.  Rev. C. E. Christian officiating and the remains were taken to Big Flats for burial.  –Elmira Telegram 1/22/1899

?. –MRS. CATHERINE DORN died at the home of Seeley Reeder in Big Flats, Sunday (July 13, 1884) She was born in New Jersey in 1804 and moved in early life to Big Flats, where she has ever since resided, proving herself a worthy woman and winning and retaining throughout her long life the respect of all who came within the circle of her acquaintance.  For more than fifty years she was a zealous member of the Baptist Church.  She had bee in a feeble condition about one year and lived with her daughter, who faithfully attended her to the last.  –Elmira Weekly Advertiser 7/18/1884

?. –JEANETTE W. EIFFERT age 87 of R.D. 2 Wellsburg, formerly of Lawrenceville, Pa., Saturday evening, October 7, 1978 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.  Friends may call Tuesday prior to funeral services at 11 a.m. at the H. P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Addison.  Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ellen Kauppinen of R.D. 5 Ithaca, Mrs. Leah Sammons of Dewitt, Mrs. Cora Yeomans of Pine City R.D. 1; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; a stepson, Fred Eiffert of Yardley, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville; was married to Edward Andrus who died in 1944.  She married Frank Eiffert in 1947 and he predeceased her in 1977.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/9/1978

?. –MRS. (MARY) VALENTINE FARR –The funeral of Mrs. Valentine Farr who died Monday afternoon at her home near Big Flats was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at her late home.  Mrs. Farr was born in the town of Fig Flats in May 1831, where she had since resided.  She married Valentine Farr about fifty years ago.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Big Flats and one of its most devoted communicants.  –Elmira Daily Gazette -1/5/1899

?. –MRS. NANCY ANN FITZGERALD died at 5:50 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. M. Corbin, 154 West Clinton Street, Mrs. Fitzgerald is survived by two sons, T. J. Fitzgerald of Montrose, Pa. and Joseph Fitzgerald of Paducah, Ky., and two daughters, Mrs. F. M. Corbin of Elmira and Mrs. T. J. Litzelman of Dushore, Pa.  –Elmira paper 11/14/1926

?. –MRS. PERMELIA JANE FOWLER of 108 West lake St., Horseheads.  The body is in the Gustin Funeral Home, Horseheads, where the funeral will be held Sunday at 9:30 a.m. EDT.  Rev. Roy Smyers will officiate.  Burial in West Flranklin, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/9/1939

?. –MRS. EDITH M. GARRISON, 54 of Bennettsburg, Monday, May 5, 1947.  Survived by husband, Levi; son, Arthur Sawyer of Mainesburg; two grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Horton Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Friday 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church, Odessa.  Rev. Leonard Basford and Rev. D. S. Peterson.  Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/7/1947

?. –MRS. ELLEN GILDEA died at her home at Big Flats Saturday morning (2/23/1901).  Death was the result of a severe attack of grip, which at the age of thirty years, the patient was unable to withstand.  Mrs. Gildlea was born in Ireland and has lived in this country for the past forty years.  She is survived by her husband, William Gildea and two daughters, Mrs. D. Hardiman of Big Flats and Mrs. Katherine McGary of Elmira.  The funeral will be held from St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Corning this morning.  The interment will be in the Corning Cemetery.  The arrangements are in charge of Funeral Director W. E. Barnes of Big Flats.  –Elmira Daily Advertiser 2/25/1901

?. –MILDRED B. VOORHEES age 89 of 2822 Church St., Big Flats, Tuesday, December 7, 1976.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Friday, 2 p.m.  Rev. Bond Harlan assisted by Rev. Bernard Lytle and Rev. Albert Webster officiating.  Burial Old Field Cemetery, Ferenbough.  Survived by stepsons, Howard Voorhees of Big Flats, Merlin Voorhees of Gershem, Ore.; stepdaughters, Mrs. Roy (Mildred) Cody of Big Flats, Mrs. James (Helen) Danes of Savana; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two nephews, Bruce Scudder of Horseheads, John Scudder of Florida; nieces, Mrs. Marguerite Wilson of Cameron Mills, Mrs. Marion Ramsay of Elmira Heights, Miss Mildred Scudder of Ithaca, Miss Florence Pyle of Lewisburg, Pa.  She was a retired school teacher in the town of Catlin. Graduate of Huron College and a charter member of Big Flats Wesley Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/8/1976

?. –EVELENA WALSH age 95 of 215 W. 12th St., Elmira Heights, formerly of Mildred, Pa., Sunday, April 3, 1983.  Friends may call at the Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, Pa. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Church, Mildred, Pa.  She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Edith Walsh, Niagara Falls, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, Dushore, Pa., Lewis and Theresa Walsh, Mildred, Pa., James and Frances Walsh, Burlington, NC; daughter and son-in-law, Martina and Edgar Cavanaugh, Elmira Heights, NY; sisters, Catherine Bonci, Forksville, Pa., Mary Tracy, Windsor Locks, Conn.; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.  She was the widow of the late James Walsh.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/5/1983

?. –MRS. PHEBE WORMLEY – Death of an Estimable Resident of East Corning Saturday.  Big Flats, Sept. 26 –Mrs. Phebe Wormley of East Corning, died at her home, September 25, 1897.  She was born near Elmira on April 3, 1810, where she resided until united in marriage to the late Jacob Wormley on October 18, 1829.  Since that time she has resided on a farm at East Corning with the exception of last year, which she spent with her daughter, Mrs. George Alexander of Fontive, Mich.  Mrs. Wormley was widely known throughout this entire community.  Every one who knew her loved and esteemed her highly.  Her’s was a most lovely character.  Possessed with a vigorous mind, her appreciation for literature, as shown in her wide reading, displayed no mean gift along literacy lines.  She lived to see nearly all the friends and companions of her youth pass on before her.  Her last illness was severe, but she expressed great satisfaction that her children were near to tenderly care for her.  She lived a devoted Christian life.  Three children survive, Simeon Wormley of Big Flats, Mrs. Byron Burt of East Corning and Mrs. George Alexander of Fontive, Mich.  The funeral services will be held at the residence of Byron Burt Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.  –Elmira Advertiser 9/27/1897

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