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.
ATWATER Iva Jean Taylor
84, of Stevensville RR1, Pike Twp., Pa., died
Monday, May 10, 2010 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Twp., Pa. Iva was born in Florida on April 30, 1926, the daughter of the late Hattan and Rose Beardon Atwater. She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, N.Y. for many years until her retirement. Surviving are: her children, Philip Taylor of Florida, Paula J. Bennett and her husband James A. Bennett of Stevensville RR 1, Pa., Hattan E. Taylor of South East Kent, Wash., Cindy L. Hunt of Binghamton, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew. In honor of Iva's request, there are no funeral services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in Iva Jean Taylor's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. – Towanda Daily Review, May 11, 2010
BEAVER - Lorraine E. Blasi, 78, of Mildred, Pa., died
on Monday, April 12, 2010, at Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa. She was born on Sept. 4, 1931, in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa., a daughter of the late Theodore and Ruth (Crist) Beaver. She was a graduate of Turnpike High School. On Jan. 21, 1950, Lorraine married Louis Blasi in Bernice. It has been a loving and devoted marriage of 60 years. Lorraine owned and operated the Rustic Coffee Shop. She was also a nurses aide for the Laporte United Methodist Home. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mildred, Pa.; Order of the Eastern Star, Towanda Chapter No. 76, and served as a Past Matron for three terms. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society in Towanda. Lorraine enjoyed bowling and traveling, and especially enjoyed time spent with her family and many friends. She leaves surviving her husband, Louis Blasi, at home; her children, Wayne and Diane Blasi of Sayre, Pa., Laura and Steve Anapolsky of Las Vegas, Nev., and Kevin and Amy Blasi of Dushore, Pa.; a special niece and caregiver Karen Blasi; two brothers, Robert Beaver of Mildred, Pa., and Harold Beaver of Ithaca, N.Y.; her five grandchildren, Sara, Nicholas, Amy, Chelsea and Thomas; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to call from 12:30-1:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mildred. O.E.S. funeral services will be conducted by Towanda Chapter No. 76, Towanda, Pa. at 2 p.m. Funeral services are to follow with the Rev. Randele Albers, her pastor officiating. Interment will in the adjoining parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, Mildred, PA 18632; or O.E.S. Chapter No. 76, c/o Mrs. Phyllis Patton, 10 William St., Towanda, PA 18848, in memory of Lorraine E. Blasi. Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. – Towanda Daily Review, April 14, 2010
BOEKER - Donald L. Boecker, age 53, of Forksville, PA, died
on Monday, April 5, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. He was born on March 4, 1957, in Sayre, PA, a son of the late Harry and Norma (Gilbert) Boecker. Donald was employed as an auto mechanic. He was a member of the Mildred American Legion Post No. 452, and? Evergreen Lodge No. 163 F.&A.M., of Monroeton, PA. He enjoyed working and was always busy and enjoyed helping others. He especially enjoyed his time spent fishing, hunting, gardening and farming. He leaves surviving his wife: Debra Boecker, at home; by his children: Jeremy (Jessica) Boecker, of Forksville, PA, Brooke Boecker and fianc? Titus Sheets, of Picture Rocks, PA; by his sisters and brothers: Jane (Jerome) Jimerson, of Omaha, NE; Lora M. (Brock) Deihl, of Danville, PA, Caroline Hunsinger, of Hickory, NC, Marcille (Robert) McCarty, of Mehoopany, PA, Harry (Nit) Boecker, of Panama City, FL, Lonnie (Christie) Boecker, of South Auburn, PA, Debra (Benjamin) Nocera, of Mohnton, PA, Robin (Keith) Morin, of Estella, PA; by a brother-in-law: Pat Kelly; by granddaughter: Bethany; step grandchildren: Kymberly, Wesley, and Deagan; by many many nieces and nephews, and by his good friend Larry Stoudt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Vickie Kelly. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Forksville Fire Company, 64 Main Street, Forksville, PA 18616; or the Mildred American Legion Post No. 452, Route 487, Mildred, PA 18614 in memory of Donald Boecker. McHenry Funeral Home Obituary
BOLEN Harlin Franklin Bolen
born May 23, 1954, age 55, died Wednesdsay, May 12, 2010 at Grove Hill Hospital in Grove Hill, Ala., after an automobile accident.
Mr. Bolen was a native of Waverly, N.Y., and a resident of Grapevine, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Linda Perry Bolen of Grapevine, Texas; sons, Mark Bolen of Grapevine, Texas, and Tim Bolen of Grapevine, Texas; daugher, Brandi Bolen of Grapevine, Texas; grandchildren, Timmy Bolen, Russell Bolen and Elizabeth Bolen of Grapevine, Texas; parents, Bobby and Jacque Bolen of Jackson, Ala.; brother, Philip “Pete” Bolen of Huntsville, Ala.; and sister, Marlene Brown of Jackson, Ala. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service in the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson, Ala. Interment will be in the Grapevine City Cemetery on Dooley Street in Grapevine, Texas. An online grapevine may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.
Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson, Ala., is handling the arrangements. – Sayre Morning Times, May 14, 2010
BOREK - Michael Borek, 60, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died
on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Born on April 3, 1950, in Sayre, Michael Thomas was one of seven children in the family of Grace (Fetherbay) Borek and the late Walter Borek. He graduated from Troy High School with the class of 1968. In addition to operating a dairy farm, Mike owned Springfield Equipment Company. He enjoyed doing many things in life, especially spending time with his grandchildren, flying, farming, hunting and just being outdoors enjoying nature. In addition to his mother, Grace Borek of Columbia Cross Roads, surviving are: his wife, the former Susan Blair, at home; three children, Kyle Borek and Kane Borek (Samantha Greene) all of Columbia Cross Roads, and Lindsay (Brett) Chesshir of Broadway, Va.; two grandchildren, Evan Michael Chesshir and Delaney Mae Borek; brothers and sisters, John (Sherry) Borek of Cortland, N.Y., Mark (Becky) Borek, Sue (Tom) Leonard and Becky (Ed) White, all of Columbia Cross Roads, Bernie Borek of Mansfield and Cindy Vineski of Kingsport, Tenn.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his father on Oct. 3, 1979. In keeping with Michael's wishes, there will be no public services. Burial will be private. His family suggests those who wish direct memorials in Mike's name to a charity of one's choice. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting with arrangements. – Towanda Daily Review, April 15, 2010
BREWER - HENRY, Sandra A. (Brewer)
Age 67 of Breesport, NY died
on Fri. Jan. 29, 2010. She was born March 21, 1942 in Binghamton, NY. She is predeceased by her mother, Gertrude Brewer, step-mother, Harriet Brewer, in-laws, Cell and Ruth Henry. She is survived by her husband and caretaker of 44 years, Marcellus “Ron” Henry of Breesport, NY; father, Harland Brewer of Troy, PA; son, Erik Henry of Breesport, NY; daughter, Michelle (Michael) Jamison of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Christopher (Nicole) Jamison, Jessica (Brent) Stone and the “Apple of her Eye” Allena Jamison; Great-grandchildren, Brent Jr., Jaebreonna, Alexis and Kaden; Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom and Bonnie Henry of Mishawaka, IN, Kathy and Linn Henry of Burdett, NY; niece, Amanda (Paul) Henry of Manhattan, NY; step sisters, Marijane (Tim) Wade of Horseheads, NY, Jackie (Harlan) Press of Mosherville, PA, Nancy Denunzio of Florida; extended family, Michelle and Alex Jamison; good friends, Betty Merrill and sons, and numerous cousins and friends. She graduated from T.A.E. in 1960 and the Arnot Ogden School for Nursing on 1965 with her RN. She worked locally and downstate for many years in the nursing profession. Her accomplishments included serving as an adjunct fire instructor with the NYS Fire Academy in Montour Falls, a Deputy Coordinator assigned to the Chemung County Fire Investigation Unit, and held many offices in the Breesport Fire Department, including Assistant Fire Chief and was a former Secretary/Treasurer of the Horseheads Fire District #1 (Breesport). She was the recipient of the Ray C. Margeson Award from the Chemung County Fireman Association. She was co-owner of Nurses Field, was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Excelsior-Southern Light Chapter #323, Horseheads Women of the Moose Lodge #1832 and the American Legion Auxiliary Post #154. Her interests included archery, animals, especially dogs, Crafts, sewing, and horses. The family would also like to give a heartfelt thank you to the Breesport Fire Department and Erway Ambulance for their excellent care. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Tuesday Feb. 2, 2010 from 4-7:00 pm. Her service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 pm. Interment to take place at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may also remember Sandy with memorials in her name to the Breesport Fire Department PO Box A. 14816.
CAIN - Mr. James "Frank" Francis Cain of Port Jervis, N.Y., and a long time resident of the area, died Saturday, April 17, 2010 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., with his family by his side. He was 72 years old. He was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis and a Third Degree in the Knights of Columbus. A family statement read: Frank's greatest loves were God, family and his Irish heritage. Frank was born to James Francis (d 1963) and Elizabeth Teresa McKernan Cain (d 1975) on Sept. 24, 1937 in Johnson City, N.Y. He was raised on the family farm in New Albany, Pa., along with his younger brother and best friend, John. He married Joy Owen on Feb. 20, 1964 at St. Basil's Church in Dushore, Pa. He welcomed a son, James, in 1965 and a daughter, Marie, in 1967. He was particularly proud of his wife's and children's accomplishments, as well those of his daughter-in-law Roberta, brother John, John's wife Catherine, and their children Theresa and Marcie. In his later years his grandchildren James, Morgan and Francesca brought much pride and sunshine into his life. He loved to dance and was the life of the party wherever he went Frank, then known as Francis, graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1957, where he was a standout basketball player. After high school he worked for a year in a shoe factory to earn money to attend college. When he decided to go to college, Frank drove to Mansfield University, went directly to the president's office and asked to meet the president. The president met with Frank, was impressed by his boldness and told Frank that he would be glad to have him at Mansfield. Frank graduated from Mansfield in 1962. He taught school for one year at Northeast Bradford High School in Rome, Pa., before returning to school at Seton Hall University in 1963 to pursue a graduate education in counseling psychology. After graduation from Seton Hall University, Frank accepted an appointment from President Johnson to serve on the Committee to Eradicate Poverty in the United States. Frank's focus was on rural poverty in Appalachia. He became the director of the Endless Mountain Community Action Committee based in Tunkhannock, Pa. While with the AntiPoverty Program, Frank founded Northeast Pennsylvania's first Head Start Programs to promote the school readiness of low-income children. In 1968 he returned to school to begin a new career path, and obtained certification in school psychology from Marywood College. Frank then came to Port Jervis, N.Y., in 1969 where he remained a school psychologist until his retirement in 2000. Always an advocate for those less fortunate, Frank found great fulfillment in his calling as a school psychologist. He touched many lives and many touched his life. He often said that the students gave as much to him as he gave to them. He particularly enjoyed seeing those whom he had spent much time advising and advocating for make success of their lives. Surviving are: his wife, Joy Cain, at home; son, Dr. James "Jim" Cain and his wife Dr. Roberta Renzelli-Cain of McMurray, Pa.; daughter, Marie Cain of Port Jervis, N.Y.; brother, John Cain and his wife Catherine of Cansteo, N.Y.; three grandchildren, James, Morgan and Francesca; brother-in-law William Owen and his wife Barbara of Pinellas Park, Fla.; sister-in-law Judy Hursh and her husband Blair of Gulf Port, Fla.; sister-in-law Emily Turner of Towanda, Pa.; four nieces, Theresa and her husband Ted, Marcie, his goddaughter, and her husband Ryan, Lisa, Crissy and Tara; two nephews, Brian and Robbie; as well as several great- nephews and nieces. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Funeral services will be held with a 9 a.m. prayer on Friday, April 23, 2010 at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's R.C. Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, N.Y., with Rev. George Hafemann officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to: Bon Secours Community Hospital Foundation. Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771, (845) 856-5191 – Towanda Daily Review, April 20, 2010
CHAMOULAUD - KIMMEL, Jeanne C. "Chammy"
Jeanne Chamoulaud Kimmell, 83, daughter of the late Muriel Iszard Chamoulaud of Elmira, NY, and Louis Michel Chamoulaud of New York, NY died on Thursday, May 13, 2010, after a short illness. Her family was by her side. Known to family and friends as Chammy, Mrs. Kimmell was born March 19, 1927, in New York City, and raised in Elmira, NY. A lifelong member of the Society of Friends, she attended George School in Bucks County, PA, and graduated from Cornell University in 1949. While at Cornell she met her husband of 49 years, the late G. Franklin Kimmell, architect. The Kimmells lived for 35 years in Squire Cheyney's 1729 farmhouse in Cheyney, PA, where they raised six free range children and innumerable dogs, cats, chickens, goats, and horses. Chammy worked for many years at the tiny and picturesque Cheyney Post Office, as well as at Glen Mills and Westtown, where her effervescence and natural joie de vivre helped define and maintain the charm of village life. She was a loyal and steadfast supporter of a broad variety of charitable and social service organizations her whole life. In the 1990s, the Kimmells moved from the farm to Kennett Square, PA. After the 1999 death of her husband, Chammy moved to Cornwall Manor in Cornwall, PA. She was a beloved friend and good neighbor to all who knew her. Chammy Kimmell is survived by her children: Pamela, of Asheville, NC; Wendy Daly, of York, PA; Todd and wife Kristin, of Philadelphia, PA; Christopher and wife Llenay, of Annville, PA; Katherine and husband William Dolchan of Frostburg, MD; and 8 wonderful grandchildren. Along with her husband, she was also preceded in death by her son F. Scott Kimmell. Mrs. Kimmell was a long-time member of the Westtown (PA) Friends Meeting. Interment and a graveside gathering of family and friends will be held at the Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, adjacent to Birmingham Friends Meeting, near West Chester, PA, on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in her name may be made to the American Friends Service Committee or the Humane Society of America. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 15, 2010
CLEARY William (Bill) Barton
February 13, 1942 to May 11, 2010 - His work is now done. The pages of his book have all been cleansed. He entered into the Kingdom of Heaven, into the arms of God and his Saviour Jesus Christ. He is now reunited with his beloved wife Barbara and daughter Tammy. Some others he is now with include his father Matthew, in-laws Stanley and Beatrice, brothers-in-law Stanley and Lester and special family friend Janet. He is survived by his mother Betty, his children Johnna, Deborah, Patrick and Barbie, his siblings Phillip, Bonnie, Debbie, John, Larry, Shawn and Kathy, his grandchildren Matthew, Michael, Raymond, Taylor, Tyler, Marie, April, Brendan and Devin; his great-grandchildren Kaylee, Chloe, Riley, Austin and Lillie. There are many nieces and nephews and their children. He will also be missed by his dear friend Sharon, his friends at the Kiwanis, the members of his Church (Immanuel Chapel), as well as the residents of Lake Placid Mobile Home Park and the members of the Panama Jack Club. A celebration of his life will be held at Immanuel Chapel, 7100 142nd Ave N., Largo, FL on May 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 15, 2010
COBB Penny C. Armitage
RR1 Box 70, Sugar Run, died
Thursday afternoon, May 13, 2010. She was born May 30, 1943, at Mills Hospital, Towanda, Bradford County. Penny Graduated from Wyalusing High School in 1961. She later was employed at GTE-Sylvania, Towanda for 23 years. Penny was predeceased by her father, Chester Cobb; and her mother, Ella Marie Manning Cobb Jackson; and brother, Donald Cobb. She is survived be her husband, Martin (Gene) Armitage, with whom she was married 34 years. Also surviving are two daughters, Kim Conner of Wyalusing and Betty Ann Hochingavong of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Shawn and daughter-in-law Jill Johnson of Monroeton, and Todd Johnson and his partner Mark Harmon of Belfast, Maine; a special friend, like a daughter, Julie Richter of Lovelton; along with three brothers-in-law, Melt and wife Gail Armitage of Laceyville, Joe Armitage of Spring Lake, and John and wife Ellen Armitage of Laceyville; and a sister-in-Law, Rita Cobb of Canada. Penny also had eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A small private service will be held for family only. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society , Bradford Sullivan Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17702 in Memory of Penny Armitage. – Towanda Daily Review, May 15, 2010
CONGDON J. Michael "Mike"
62, of 136 N. Franklin Street, died on Friday, January 29, 2010, at Guthrie Hospital in Corning following a long illness. He was born August 6, 1947 in Elmira, the son of the late Joseph and Helen (Striker) Congdon. On June 12, 1971 in Elmira Heights he married the former Rhonda Kendrick, who survives. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for 36 years and was the Postmaster in Wellsville from 1981 until he retired in 2002. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover and the Wellsville Rod & Gun Club. Surviving in addition to his loving wife of 39 years are two wonderful children, Christine (Todd) Jeffers of Genesee, PA and Timothy (Samantha) Congdon of Wellsville. His pride and joy were his grandsons, Michael Congdon and Christopher and Trevor Jeffers. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Rosemarie Kendrick of Elmira; a sister, Mary Ann (George) Novotny of Elmira; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a precious granddaughter, Cassandra Congdon. Friends are invited to call on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. The funeral will be Tuesday, February 2nd, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Sean DiMaria presiding. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
CONNELL Lawrence Patrick Connell
age 67, of San Mateo, Calif., and Dushore, Pa., died
on Friday evening, Feb. 5, 2010, at the Mills Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, Calif., after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. His loving wife, Hazel, and his sister Pat were at his side. Larry was born Sept. 21, 1942 and graduated from St. Basil's High School, a member of the class of 1961. He graduated from the University of Scranton in 1965 with a B.S. degree in Accounting. He married the former Hazel M. Allison of Winchester, England on June 15, 1985. Larry worked for Sears Roebuck & Co. for 25 years, initially on the East Coast, and then as the Far East Financial Officer, based in Tokyo, Japan. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1982 to work at Sears Tower in Chicago, he and Hazel lived in Oak Park, Ill., for 15 years, and then relocated to California in 1997. On his retirement he joined Hazel in the real estate industry at Coldwell Banker. Although Larry traveled and worked around the world, he and Hazel always loved to return to the family farm in Dushore, Pa. Best known for his sense of humor, dry wit and generous personality, Larry will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. A few days before his death, Larry carefully arranged his own funeral. Surviving are his wife, Hazel, at home; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia (Nasser) Azadi of Waltham, Mass.; a sister and brother-in-law, Lord & Lady Strathcarron of London, England; and nephews and niece, Sean, Rory & Sophie. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on May 15 at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. at St. Basil's until the time of the service. A period of fellowship will follow the interment at the Dushore American Legion Post. Memorial Contributions are directed to St. Basil's Restoration Fund, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614. – Towanda Daily Review, May 11, 2010
DENOIA - Feloma D. Fiorini, 89, of Cherry Township, Dushore,
on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at her home. She was born on Aug. 4, 1920, in Mildred, Pa., a daughter of the late Michael and Beatrice Denoia. On March 24, 2010, she and her husband Donald Fiorini celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Feloma has been a lifetime resident of Sullivan County. She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills, Zion Chapel, of Dushore, and was a member of the Dorcus Society. She leaves surviving: her husband, Donald Fiorini, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna Lee and Rev. Rodney Saylor of Waverly, N.Y.; and by three grandchildren, Adam Saylor of Ervin, Calif., Elizabeth Saylor of Raleigh, N.C., and Katherine Saylor of Lillington, N.C. Friends and family may call from 11:30 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, in Dushore. Funeral services will be held at noon in Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church with the Rev. Randele Albers, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, Dushore, PA 18614, in memory of Mrs. Feloma D. Fiorini. Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. – Towanda Daily Review, April 19, 2010
DRAKE - PETERSON, Tammi L.
Age 45 of Burdett, NY died
on Sunday, May 9, 2010. Her husband, Osco K. Peterson, survives Tammi along with her son, Matthew Dutton Peterson; parents, James and Lois Drake of Odessa, NY; sister, Wendy (Steve) Weber of Elmira, NY; brothers, James R. Drake Jr. of Elmira, NY and Michael (Elaine) Drake of Scotia, NY; along with her beloved nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles. Tammi was a legal secretary for the law firm of Holmberg, Galbraith, Van Houston & Miller, Ithaca, NY. Tammi loved the outdoors, her flowers gardens, the beauty of the land and all the birds that she loved to feed. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 3 to 6 PM. Her funeral service will be held following visitation at 6 PM. The Rev. Michael E. Hartney will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Highland Cemetery, Odessa, NY. Flowers are acceptable or the wishing may make memorial contributions to a charity of one's choice in her name. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 11, 2010
ERDLEY - Harold Elwood Erdley, Sr., 80, of 718 Vista Heights, entered into rest at 11:50 a.m., Monday, April 12, 2010, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Jackson Township, Snyder County, a son of the late John P. and Carrie I. (Eberhart) Erdley. On Oct. 20, 1951, in the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Berlin, he married the former Laura A. Hummel, who survives. Harold grew up farming in the area of Erdley's Church, Middlecreek Township. He enlisted in the Air Force and served from 1951 until his honorable discharge as Staff Sergeant, in 1955. Harold was employed for 30 years at Pennsylvania House, Lewisburg, and 23 years for Playworld Systems, New Berlin and Lewisburg, until he retired just prior to his 80th birthday in January 2010. He was an active firefighter and ambulance responder from 1957 to 2000. Harold was a life member of the New Berlin Fire Company, where he served a term as First Assistant Chief, many years as Financial Secretery, and marched with the Honor Guard, even after retiring from active service. Harold was a member of the Central District Volunteer Firemen's Association, SUN Valley Scottish Rite Club, Williamsport Consistory, Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 370, Mifflinburg, and a life member of the New Berlin American Legion Post 957. He was a 59 year member of the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Berlin, where he served several terms on the church council. Harold enjoyed driving his 1930 Model A in local parades. Surviving, in addition to his wife of nearly 59 years, are his children and their spouses Harold "J.R." and Pamela A. Erdley of Mifflinburg, Debra K. and Douglas T. Navickas of Columbia Crossroads, Patti A. and Richard W. Faux of Lewisburg; five grandchildren and their spouses, Andrew J. and Abigail L. Erdley of Mifflinburg, Justin D. Navickas and fiancee' Jennifer M. Sherman of Towanda, Joseph M. Navickas and girlfriend Stevie Silvers of Columbia Crossroads, Laura A. Faux of Lewisburg, Amy L. Faux, who was born on Harold's 65th birthday, of Lewisburg; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert L. and Aimee Erdley of Mifflinburg, and Richard E. and Margaret "Peggy" Erdley of Milton; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, C. Irene Kessler of Mifflinburg, I. Bessie and Willard Miller of Montandon, C. Mary and Erlyn Keefer of Milton, L. Jennie McNier of Milton; one brother-in-law, Robert and his wife Nancy Hummel of New Berlin; two sisters-in-law, Miriam and her husband Eugene Keister of New Berlin, and Mary C. Hummel. He was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law, E. Mae and Raymond Ulrich, and Kathryn H. and James Myers; three brothers-in-law, Harold Kessler, William McNier, and Oliver W. Hummel; one sister-in-law, Helen and her husband Calvin Renninger; and one nephew, Sgt. Ray L. Ulrich. Friends and family are welcome from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 308 Market St., New Berlin, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 8:45 p.m., and also from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m., with Rev. Andrew Fitch, officiating. Burial will be in the New Berlin Cemetery, with military honors by the New Berlin American Legion Post 957. To honor Harold's dedication and service, firefighters and EMS personnel are encouraged to attend in uniform. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Messiah Lutheran Church, 308 Market St., New Berlin, PA 17855, or the New Berlin Fire Company, Ambulance Fund, 415 High St., New Berlin, PA 17855. Funeral arrangements by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg. – Towanda Daily Review, April 13, 2010
HEATH - George Franklin Heath, age 78, of Mildred, PA died
on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the Williamsport Hospital after a brief illness. George was born in Mildred, PA on June 12, 1931 a son of the late Robert & Mary Ellen Hunsinger Heath. He married the former Joan R. Philippi of Wilmot on June 25, 1955. They would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this June. George worked in the Lumber industry with the former Flynn's Logging and Lumber Co. For the past 30 years he had owned and operated the Heath Refuse and Recycling Service throughout Sullivan County. His wife Joan and all the children helped in the operation of this business over the years. Surviving are: a son, George C. Heath of Mildred, Pa.; five daughters, Roxanne Heath and partner Francis Colegrove of Wilmot, Pa., Lynne (Stephen) Lewis of Stowe, Pa., Beth Burt of Mildred, Pa., Pamela (Chuck) Lewis of Harrisburg, Pa., Colleen (John) McBride of Mildred, Pa.; two brothers, John Heath of Exeter, Pa., Wesley (Elizabeth) Heath of Colley, Pa.; sister, Marjorie (Harold) O'Connor of Mildred, Pa.; sister-in-law, Jeanie Heath of Towanda, Pa., seven grandchildren, Matthew, Jessica, Allen, Nicole, Brandy, James and Daniel. George was predeceased by brothers, James Heath of Mildred, Robert Heath Jr. of New Albany, Ernest Heath of Towanda; sister, Cora Elchak of Lopez; a half-brother, James Heath of Ohio; and a half-sister, Margaret Hughes of Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 17, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Randele Lee Albers, officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the Homer Funeral Home. – Towanda Daily Review, May 15, 2010
HENRY Marcellus "Ron"
Age 70, of Breesport, died
the day after his wife, Sandy, on Sat. Jan 30, 2010. Ron was born Nov. 16, 1939 in Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, Cell and Ruth (Perry) Henry; mothers-in-law, Harriet and Gertrude Brewer; and his wife, Sandy. Ron is also survived by his son, Erik Henry of Breesport, NY; daughter, Michelle (Michael) Jamison of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Christopher (Nicole) Jamison, Jessica (Brent) Stone and the "Apple of his Eye" Allena "the Kid" Jamison; great-grandchildren, Brent Jr., Jaebreonna, Alexis and Kaden; father-in-law, Harland Brewer of Troy, PA; brothers, (Tom) Bonnie Henry of Mishawaka, IN, Linn (Kathy) Henry of Burdett, NY; niece, Amanda (Paul) Henry of Manhattan, NY; step sisters, Marijane (Tim) Wade of Horseheads, NY, Jackie (Harlan) Press of Mosherville, PA, Nancy Denunzio of Florida; extended family, Michelle and Alex Jamison; good friends, Betty Merrill and sons, and Garth Rumsmoke; and numerous cousins and friends. Ron graduated from T.A.E. in 1959, was a veteran of the US Navy, for a brief time worked at the Bridge Works in Elmira Heights and was a retired Corrections Officer from Sing Sing and Elmira Correctional Facility. Throughout his retirement he was a handy man, carpenter and sub contractor. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, ice fishing and always had a joke and kind smile. Most of all he was a caregiver to his wife. Along with his wife he was a member of the Chemung County Fire Investigation Unit, member of both Elmira Heights and Breesport Fire Departments, and American Legion Post #154. In keeping with his own wishes and that of his late wife, family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, from 4-7:00 p.m. A service celebrating both the life of Ron and Sandy will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m. The family would also like to give a heartfelt thank you to the Breesport Fire Department and Erway Ambulance for their excellent care. Interment will take place together at the convenience of their family. Those wishing may also remember Ron and Sandy with memorials to the Breesport Fire Department, PO Box A., 14816.
HERB - James H. Herb Sr., 93, of Forks Township, Dushore, Pa.,
on Monday, April 5, 2010. He was born on Nov. 7, 1916, in Loganton, Pa., a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth M. (Grape) Herb. Prior to his retirement in 1983, he was employed on the state highway crew for PennDOT. On Sept. 30, 1999, he was preceded in death by his wife Violet Herb. He had attended St. Peter's Church in Elkland, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially bass fishing. Surviving are his children, Joyce (Carl) Vough of Dushore, Pa., James H. (Patricia) Herb Jr. of Montgomery, Pa., David (Winfred) Herb of Montgomery, Pa., Robert W. (Kathy) Herb of Valdosta, Ga., and Steve R. (Deborah) Herb of Waldorf, Md.; daughter-in-law Fae Herb of Montgomery, Pa.; daughters Lucille Forrest and Shirley Hall; and by his numerous grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Paul Daniel, and by a son, Lester L. Herb on Nov. 21, 1991. Friends and family are invited to call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2010, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Darcy Miller, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. Peter's Cemetery. - Towanda Daily Review, April 8, 2010
HOLLERAN John L.
Age 85, of Tioga, PA, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at the Bath VA Hospital, Bath, NY. John was born December 9, 1924 in Tioga, PA, a son of George and Hilda (Leslie) Holleran. He was the husband of Donna (Miller) Holleran. John was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of the Tioga Legion. John is survived by his wife, Donna; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dempsy and Diane Holleran of Newport, PA, Mike and Cheryl Miller of LeNore, NC; two daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and Jeff Engelbrecht of Burlington, CO, Sally and Jeff Harr of East Freedom, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, June and Roy McGregor, of NV; three grandchildren, Aaron Moore, Stephanie Waters, Shanna Ranck. He was predeceased by a son, Mike Holleran in 2006. In keeping with John's wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Bath VA Cemetery, Bath, NY. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. Published in Star-Gazette on April 2, 2010
HOOD - Richard L. "Dick" Hood, 77, of Mifflintown and formerly of Towanda, died at 12:45 a.m., on Friday, April 16, 2010, at the Bridges at Brookline, Mifflintown. Born Jan. 22, 1933, in Mifflintown, Juniata County, he was a son of the late I. Dice and Willa V. (Horning) Hood Sr. His wife of more than 48 years, Beverly R. (Ritzman) Hood, whom he married on Oct. 5, 1961, survives. In addition to his wife, his sister, Betty L. Davis, of Mifflintown, also survives him. Preceding him in death was one brother, I. Dice Hood, Jr. on April 19, 1983. Richard was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Oakland Mills, the Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5863, the American Legion Post 298, both of Mifflintown. He also volunteered with the Juniata County Meals on Wheels and Commodity Foods. Mr. Hood worked as a line clerk for Penelec of Towanda, for thirty years, until retiring in 1994. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving on the aircraft carrier, USS Gilbert Islands, during the Korean War. "Dick" was an avid collector of anything and everything. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 19, 2010, from the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Vaughn Glover officiating. Interment will follow in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, where full military burial honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Viewing will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2010, at the funeral home. For those who wish, memorial donations in Mr. Hood's memory may be made to the Juniata County Meals on Wheels, c/o Diane Marshall, Treas., 311 Washington Ave., Mifflintown, PA 17059; or to the Juniata County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 44, Mifflintown, PA 17059; or to a charity of ones choice. – Towanda Daily Review, April 17, 2010
HOYT Jeremy C.
Age 31, of 211 Holden St., Osceola, PA, died
January 30, 2010 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. He was the son of Alec and Susan Mason Hoyt. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. where a Memorial Service will be held following calling hours at 4:00 p.m. Rev. Larry O'Dell, officiating.
LANTZ Jeannette L. Velardo
70, of 111 Stedman St., Sayre, Pa., died
Friday morning May 14, 2010 at her home. Born May 22, 1939, in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James E. and Marion Yale Lantz. Jeannette was a graduate of Sayre High School, Class of 1957. Following high school, Jeannette moved to Washington, D.C., and was employed by the FBI for several years. There she met her husband Ernie Kotchka, whom she married in 1958. He preceded her in death in 1978. She received a surgical technician degree from the Robert Packer Hospital in 1977. Jeannette was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and subsequently employed by the Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia. Upon returning to Sayre in 1978 she was employed by Dr. Myron Bucholtz in Waverly, N.Y., for many years until her retirement in 2005. In retirement Jeannette was employed in the offices of Dr. James Ferenzi and Dr. Jose Nazar, both in Towanda. She was a member of St John's Lutheran Church, Sayre. Jeannette was active in the Sayre High School Alumni Association and recently helped organize her 50th class reunion. She loved her Pugs, Maggie and Mindi and her Chihuahua, Buster. Surviving are: her children, Vicki Kotchka (Dr. James Ferenzi) of Sayre, Pa., Debbie Piccariello, and her husband, Martin, of Falls Church, Va., Kenneth Kotchka of Harrisonburg, Va.; her grandchildren, Thomas Hiralez, Jennifer Elizabeth, Cari Lynne, and Lisa Jean Piccariello; her sister, Judith Patrick of Ormond Beach, Fla.; her brother, James R. Lantz of Sayre, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Ernie Kotchka; mother, Marion Yale Lantz; and father, James E. Lantz; she was preceded in death by her sister, Suzanne Wilmoth. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 17, at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Rodney Saylor, pastor, officiating. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Sayre House of Hope, 312 Chemung St., Sayre, PA 18840 in Jeannette L. Velardo's memory. – Towanda Daily Review, May 15, 2010
LEROY Paullena Richards
99, of 488 Cayuta St, Waverly, died
on Monday, May 10, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Paullena was born on January 17, 1911 in Halsey Valley, N.Y., the daughter of her late parents William and Lillian Grippen Leroy. She married the love of her life Horace (Huck) Richards on January 24, 1931. Paullena was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and will be greatly missed. Paullena is survived by son Leland Richards of Lockwood, N.Y.; daughter Viola Barton of Barton, N.Y.; grandchildren Larry Richards of Lockwood, N.Y., Bonnie (Jon) Rice of Waverly, N.Y., Richard (Kim) Barton of WaverlyY, and Cheryl Richards of Lockwood, N.Y.; great-grandchildren Sean Richards of Florida, Shelia Richards of Maryland, Amy Forbes of Waverly, and Erika (Brian) Howard of Kenmore, N.Y.; six great-great grandchildren; a niece; nephews and their families. Paullena is predeceased by her husband, Horace, twin sister, Pearllena Ellison, and sister, Ellen Witteman. A graveside service will be held on Friday May 14, 2010 at 1 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly. The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Huling Hummel of the Waverly First Presbyterian Church will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stray Haven Humane Society 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 in Paullena's name. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly. – Sayre Morning Times, May 12, 2010
LINDAU - POWERS, Patricia Lindau
Died peacefully at home surrounded by her family in Pine City, NY, Saturday May 8, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Whitney "Bud" Powers; her children Peter (Joanne) Powers of Atlanta, GA, Elizabeth (Alan) Perry of Atlanta, GA, Linda (Anthony "Tony") Orbanac of College Park, MD, Margaret Powers of Pine City, NY, Laura (Alex) Hill of Atlanta, GA, Marshall (Julia) Powers of Willow Springs, NC. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Kathryn and David Perry, Whitney and Timothy Orbanac, Elena and Graham Hill and William Powers. She is survived by her sister Barbara Carter of Endicott, NY; predeceased by her sister Phyllis Converse of CT. Pat served as Vice President for Powers Manufacturing from 1958 until 1980. Her intelligence, commitment and support were key to the growth and success of Powers Manufacturing. Pat Powers is well known for her dedication to and involvement in the community. Pat began volunteering with Arnot Ogden Volunteer Auxiliary in 1971 and was elected President in 1976 serving until 1978. Pat joined the Board of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in 1982. She was passionate about issues relating to the welfare of the hospital staff. She will be remembered for her indefatigable dedication to the health issues of women in the community. At her retirement in 2005, she was recognized by the Board and remained an Honorary Member of the Board. Pat was elected to the Board of Directors of the Elmira Savings Bank, FSB on June 21, 1977, and she was a committed participant until her retirement in 2001. She served as the Audit Committee Chair Person for several years. Pat had a special allegiance to the Clemens Center for the Performing Arts. She first joined the Board of the Clemens Center in 1980, five years after the organization was formed. She was instrumental in bringing structure to the Board and instituting term limits for trustees. Pat served six years, from 1980 to 1986 before stepping down at the end of her second three-year term. She was nominated to return to the Board after the required 1-year absence and began her second tenure in 1987 and continued through 1993, another six years of service. Pat succeeded George Zurenda to become the second President of the Board of Trustees as the organization was preparing to transition to its third Executive Director. Pat appointed and served on the search committee to hire Tom Weidemann, succeeding Robert A. Freedman. After serving as President from 1982-1984 (and establishing the precedent that Presidents will serve two year and then step down), Pat was re-elected President of the Trustees in 1988. She shares with David Mandeville the distinction of being one of only two Trustees elected to serve as president of the Board on two separate occasions. In September 1991, the Board of Trustees honored Pat for her leadership and service to the organization by naming the main theater the Patricia L. Powers Theater. In 1996, Pat was again nominated and elected to serve. She served a single three-year term before retiring to spend more time with family. In the years when Pat was not sitting as President of the Board of Trustees, she was the active liaison between the Clemens Center and the regional foundation community and annually hosted a foundation "brown-bag lunch" at the Center to keep donors informed of the Center activities and needs. Pat supported many charitable and goodwill community organizations including the Chemung County ARC, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Meals on Wheels, Pine City Volunteer Fire Department, Reins of Hope, Southern Tier Hospice, Southside Community Center and the SPCA. The family will receive those wishing to celebrate her life and accomplishments on Friday, May 14, 2010, from 2pm - 7pm in the Patricia L. Powers Theater at the Clemens Center in Elmira NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620 or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association / CMT Research, 601 Gates Road, Vestal, NY 13850. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue Elmira/South-port, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 12, 2010
MARSH Dorcas J.
Age 82 of Elmira, NY. She was born August 23, 1927 in Candor, NY, daughter of the late Howard and Josephine (Penning) Marsh and went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters and one brother, Edna Marsh Steinkamp, Joann Marsh Camm and Howard Marsh. "Doll" is survived by two nieces and one nephew, Nancy Baldwin of Binghamton, NY, Tracey Steinkamp Cucci of Newark Valley and Eric Steinkamp of Scottsdale, AZ; brother-in-law Stanley Steinkamp of West Melbourne, FL; one great niece and two great nephews Jennifer Kukuchka of Denver, CO, Adam Cucci of Binghamton, NY and Evan Cucci of Newark Valley, NY; one great great nephew Zander Kukuchka; her dear friends, neighbors and caregivers Linda and Eric Doty. Dorcas was an insurance agent in Elmira for many years. Private services were held. Those wishing may remember Dorcas through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Walter J. Kent is assisting the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 13, 2010
MEADE Joseph F. Jr.
88, of 10719 East Lake Rd., Hammondsport, died
Friday, January 29, 2010, at his home. He was born June 26, 1921 in Freeport, Long Island, the son of Joseph and Ella Schultz Meade Sr. His wife, Helen B. Meade, died
January 14, 2010. Joe was a 1939 graduate of Hammondsport High School and attended Alfred University where he studied engineering. He started in the engineering department of Mercury Aircraft in 1950 and served in the Navy from 1943-1945 earning a Purple Heart and Silver Star. He then returned to Mercury and became president in 1940 with the death of his father; a position he retained until 1987 when he became Chairman of the Board; a title he still retained. Joe was a longtime board member of the Curtiss Museum, longest active member of the Glenwood Club; in terms of membership, member of the Urbana Lodge of Masons, past president of the Hammondsport Rotary Club, longtime member of the Bath Country Club, and an avid golfer, founding member of the World Business Council, and past member of the Young Presidents Org. He was president of Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital when the new hospital was built. Joe loved the challenge of a good project whether it be for Mercury or some other organization. He loved sports, was an avid ice boater and skier, and loved boating and sailing on Keuka Lake. He also loved a good game of Pitch and most important to him was his love for his family. Surviving are his daughter, Marcia Coon of Hammondsport; sons, Joseph F. "Bud" (Katherine) Meade III of Hammondsport, David (Bobbie) Meade of Cooper City, FL; grandchildren, Devon Coon Rohr (James), Lindsay Coon Zema (Jason), Joseph F. Meade IV (Kelley), Carrie Meade, Daniel Meade (Kendall), Jessica Meade and Madison Meade; great-grandchildren, Brynn and Kelsey Meade, Jacob Zema, Ashleigh Meade and Alexandra Rohr; sister, Jeanette Waterstraat of Lake Placid, FL; and two nephews, Louis (Skip) Waterstraat and Richard (Rick) Waterstraat. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 5th, at 3 p.m. at the Curtiss Museum with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Curtiss Museum, 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840 or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport.
MORLEY - MARUSARZ, Arloine I.
Age 82, of Watkins Glen, NY, died Friday, January 29, 2010, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, NY. Friends may call Monday (Feb. 1) from 4-6 pm at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at 6:00 pm with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association , Rochester Chapter, 435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.
Dundee, N.Y. — Arloine I. Marusarz, 82, of Watkins Glen, died Friday,
January 29, 2010 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.
Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 at the Baird Funeral Home,
36 Water St., Dundee; where a funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. with
Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery,
Dundee, at the convenience of the family in the spring. Memorial
contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association, Rochester Chapter,
435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 Arloine was born March
27, 1927 in Dundee, the daughter of Leon R. and Winifred Brimmer Morley.
She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1946. On November 27, 1952
in Dundee, she married Edward J. Marusarz; he died
on July 10, 1991. She returned to the area in 1986, having lived in Berkshire County Mass. for many years. Mrs. Marusarz was a member of All Saint's Roman Catholic Church in Housatonic, Mass. She enjoyed reading, gardening, crossword puzzles, writing, and collecting everything imaginable. She is survived by her daughter Linda A. (Eddie) Vickio; grandchildren Deanna L. Marusarz, Brian C. Vickio and Gordan E. Crans; a brother David Morley; and a sister Marion Colunio, all of Watkins Glen; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and God children. She was pre-deceased by a daughter Carol A. Marusarz in 1990, a brother Mahlon Morley in 2006, and an infant sister Betty Morley in 1932. Copyright 2010 Penn Yan Chronicle-Express.
MOSHER George V. Mosher, 78, of the Morgan section of Sayreville,
May 9th, 2010 at his home. Born in Stalker, PA he had resided in Garfield, NJ and Troy before moving to Morgan, three years ago. Mr. Mosher was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Before his retirement in 1997, he was employed as a machinist for Oxberry, a division of Rich Mark Camera Services, Moonachie, NJ. Prior to that he was a carpenter and cabinet maker. Surviving are his sons and their wives: Dale and Susan Thierry, Morgan and Mark and Carol Mosher, North Arlington; grandchildren, Katelyn, Lauren, Leah, Ian, Corey, and Kimberly; brothers, James, Donald, Ralph, David, William, and Stephen Mosher; brother-in-law, Lawrence Scucci. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years Angela Scucci Mosher in 2004 and also by his brothers Thomas, Arthur, Richard, and Robert Mosher. Funeral services will be held May 13 at the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, 15 Cherry Lane, Parlin, NJ. Burial will follow at Brigadier General Willam C.Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in George's name be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517. – Canton Sentinel, May 14, 2010
MYERS Doris M. Rees
peacefully in her home in Towanda, Pa., on May 10, 2010, to be with her Lord and loving husband, the late Rev. George Rees. She was under the care of her family and the Towanda Memorial Hospice. She was born on May 7, 1922 in Nanticoke, Pa. Her family and friends loved Doris dearly. She was honest, caring, loving, and the family's pillar. She was resilient; she worked hard and she was grateful for what life gave her. Doris' mother died
when she was 8 years old. Their maternal grandparents raised her and her sister Jean. She graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1939. After high school, she completed nursing school at the Nesbit Hospital in Kingston, Pa. She then enlisted in the Army Corps of Nurses and served during World War II. After completing her tour in Burma, she received an honorable discharge from the Army in 1945 as a 2nd Lieutenant. After the war, she began her nursing career and raising a family. She married Rev. George Rees and gave birth to six children. Her hobbies included quilting, canning, reading and spending time with her friends at her cottage at Patterson Grove Campground. She served as a Central Pa. United Methodist Conference Nurse after her retirement, and kept her registered nursing license current until she was 87 years old. Although she was legally blind, she continued her hobbies, including making pickles, freezer jam, canning, audio books, and 203 quilts for family and friends, which she called "TV Tucks." Doris quilted by touch versus sight. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda and never lost faith in the power of prayer and praising the Lord. Some of her last words to her family were "I love you all and God bless." She is survived by: her sister, Jean Cain of Nanticoke, Pa.; daughters, Mary Rees Strickland of Towanda, Pa., and Edie of Towanda, Pa.; sons, Tom Rees Stacey and his wife Sue Paulhaus of Williamsport, Pa., and John and wife Zannetta of Towanda, Pa., Malvern of Fort Mill, N.C.; step-son Edward and wife Valerie of North Carolina; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by: her mother and father, Verda Metcalf Myers and Howard Myers; maternal grandparents, Mary and Joe Metcalf; husband, Rev. George Rees; and daughter, Shirley Rees Strickland. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 1 p.m. on June 27 at the Patterson Grove United Methodist Campground. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be sent in memory of Doris Rees to the Patterson Grove United Methodist Campground Association, 1128 Bethel Hill Road, Shickshinny, PA 18655. – Towanda Daily Review, May 12, 2010
NEUSCHWENDER - Glenn Lewis Neuschwender, 67, of Windham Center
(RR 2, Rome, Pa.,) died
on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Glenn was born on Jan. 23, 1943 in Jersey City, N.J., a son of Lewis and Clara Hostak Neuschwender. An avid outdoorsman, Glenn was an excellent hunter and fisherman. Glenn was a member of the Windham Center Community Church. He also fellowship and was a member of the Nichols and Athens American Legions. Glenn will be greatly missed by his fiancée, Barbara Reiger; his brother, Lewis Neuschwender; his canine companion Buster and two sons. Abiding with his wishes, there will be no services. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our Web site at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010, www.boystown.org in loving memory of Glenn Lewis Neuschwender. – Towanda Daily Review, May 11, 2010
NICHOLS - MANWARING Marilyn J.
Age 61, of Brooksville, formerly of Elmira, NY, died
on May 3, 2010 at Pasco-Hernando Hospice, Dade City, FL. after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by both her parents, Leland (November 1956) and Helen (March 1999) (Townsend) Nichols; and a brother. Thomas Cau. Survived by husband of 15 years, Clarence Manwaring of Brooksville, FL; brother, Bob (Carol) Cau of Erin, NY; sister, Beverly (Chuck) Steller, of Jacksonville, FL; children, Melyssa Peri (Tim) Schwartz of Inverness, FL, Tracey (Kevin) Perry of Festus, MO, Chuck (Michelle) Butler of Millersville, PA, Shannon and Shelley Butler of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Ashley and Brandon Perry Festus, MO, Desirae and Emelia Butler Millersville, PA, Cassie and Carly Kiser, Elmira, NY, Dylan Butler Elmira, NY, Brianna Chandler Elmira, NY, Tiffany Travis, Elmira NY. A Memorial Service was held on May 8, 2010 at St. Catherine Baptist Church, St. Catherine, FL. Arrangements were entrusted to Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo, FL. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 16, 2010
OLIVER - Floyd 'Hutt' Paul Oliver Jr., 80, of Wyalusing, died
on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa. He was born on Jan. 27, 1930, in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Floyd P. Oliver Sr. and Jennie (Stoddard) Oliver. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served with the 12th Air Force 311th Renaissance Wing as a crew chief for B-29 bombers. On June 11, 1950, he married the former Reta Kunkle in the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. His wife Reta Oliver preceded him in death on April 12, 2004. They had been married 53 years. Prior to his retirement in 1992, he was an over the road truck driver for W. H. Johns. He enjoyed his time spent wintering in Leesburg, Fla. Floyd was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 618 F.&A.M; was a life member of V.F.W.; and was a member of the Towanda Rod & Gun Club. He was active in the Wyalusing Fire Company, and always assisted during the carnival. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, and especially time spent with his grandchildren. Surviving are: his children, Robert Sr. and Irene Oliver of Wyalusing, Pa., Linda and Dennis Brown of Wyalusing, Pa., and Curtis and Tina Oliver of Troy, Pa.; his sister Janet Wyda of New Albany, Pa.; grandchildren, Robert (Melinda Miller) Oliver Jr., Jason (Audrey) Oliver, Adam (Angie) Oliver, Jenny (Jeremy) Law, D.J. Brown, Sophie Oliver and Gabrielle Oliver; great-grandchildren, Fontana Oliver, Janie Oliver and Haley Hemmerly, Thomas Oliver, Tyler Law and Kasey Brown. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Anna Oliver Durland. Friends and family are invited to call from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. Masonic funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. in the funeral home by members of Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F.&.A.M. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Beverly Murphy, pastor officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Colley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in memory of Mr. Floyd "Hutt" Oliver. – Towanda Daily Review, April 19, 2010
PERSONIUS Marion J.
Marion (Sonny) Personius, age 82, of Terry Hill Rd, Horseheads died Friday, May 14, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born March 9, 1928 in the very home he raised his own family and operated the family farm. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty (Powers); his sons Tom (Betsy) Personius of Kentucky and John (Connie) Personius; his daughters Linda (Kevin) Roe, Kathleen (Rich) Cicora, Patricia (Mike) Hazen, and Kelly (Tim) Sherwood, all of Horseheads; his sister, Aloise Benedict; and 12 grandchildren, one great-grandson and multiple nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Thomas and Mary (Hajek) Personius, he was also predeceased by sister and brother-in-law Julia and Robert Ettenberger; brother Thomas Personius; and granddaughter Corey Cicora. As a life long resident of the Town of Veteran he was a former member of the Veteran Grange, Chemung County Farm Bureau, and the 4-H. He will be fondly remembered for his love of family, farming, fishing, and hunting. A celebration of his life for friends and family will be scheduled at a later date in June. Further arrangements will be announced. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Sonny with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 16, 2010
PETIT Charles A.
78, of Camillus, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at home. Born in Buffalo, he lived in Horseheads for 15 years before moving to Camillus in 1979. Charles was a civil engineer for Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, retiring in 1995 after more than 20 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and attended Grace Assembly of God Church. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Theresa Levanduski; daughter, Carol (Darl) Ware of Bigler, PA; sons, Michael (Luann) Petit of the Philippines, John (Ruth) Petit of Watertown and Charles (Paula) Petit of Tully; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Relatives and friends may call preceding the service from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Free Gospel Missions, c/o Rev. Michael C. Petit, P.O. Box 477, Export, PA 15632.
POVERO Charles D. "Chic"
Age 70, died
on Thursday, May 6, 2010. His long time companion, Vicki Wood Burton, survives Chic. He is also survived by his Sister, Janet Plate and Brother, Anthony (Diana) Povero all of Montour Falls, NY along with a niece, two nephews and several cousins; Vicki's parents, Francis & Betty Fisk and Brother in law, Raymond Hogan, also survive him. Chic was predeceased by his infant daughter, Grace Angelica, parents; Joseph & Domenica Povero and brother in law, Wesley "Sandy" Plate. Chic served his country for 4 years with the US Army and retired from the Schuyler County Highway Department. He also worked for Silverline Construction Co. and was a self-employed truck driver. Chic loved to hunt, fish, enjoyed cooking and loved to socialize with all the local restaurant and diner patrons and was a lover of animals. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 1 to 3 PM and 5 to 7 PM. His funeral service will be held there following visitation at 7 PM. A private burial will take place at Highland Cemetery with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Schuyler County Humane Society, 2386 County Route 10, Odessa, NY 14869. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 11, 2010
ROBINSON - Elizabeth Wommer, 90, of Canton, Pa., formerly of
Croydon, Pa., died
on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the Community Hospital in Troy. Elizabeth was born on June 17, 1919 in Red Rock, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert and Rose Robinson. She was the widow of John W. Wommer. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Jean Wommer of Canton; three grandchildren, Michelle (Carl) Linsenmeier of Oakford, Pa., Laura (Dean) Toothman of Levittown, Pa., and Ronald Frederick of Maryland; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Justin. In addition to her husband, John, Mrs. Wommer was predeceased by a daughter, Marylou Frederick and a son, John W. Wommer. As per Elizabeth's wishes, there will be no public services. A private burial will be in Warminster Cemetery in Willow Grove, Pa. Those who wish may make memorials in her name to a charity of one's choice. – Towanda Daily Review, April 17, 2010
RUBY Kenneth Lee
67, of Elkland, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born August 3, 1942, in Johnstown, PA, he was a son of the late Jessie and Matilda (Felhauer) Ruby. He was a Veteran, having served with the United States Coast Guard in the Vietnam War. Ken was employed by the Department of Forestry, owned and operated Northern Tier Music in Galeton, PA, and was a self employed musician. He greatly enjoyed playing guitar, singing, camping, fishing, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family. Ken never met a stranger. Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly Ruby Morral, Wellsboro, PA and Stefanie (Duane) Ruby Wolfe, Eldred, PA; a son, Ken (Nichol) Ruby, Lakeland, GA; eight grandchildren; his companion, Belinda "Blondie" Rager, Elkland, PA; a brother, Ron (Judy) Ruby, Sandston, VA; two nieces and one nephew. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 30, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pine Creek Vista Campground, Watrous, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 14, 2010
SEAMANS - Lloyd Hunt Seamans, 68, formerly of Wellsboro, died
on Thursday, April 15, 2010 in Prior Lake, Minn. Lloyd was born Feb. 12, 1942, in New Kensington, PA, the son of Winifred Hunt Seamans and the late Perry Eli Seamans. Lloyd was a graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, Class of 1959. He earned his bachelor of science in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1963 and his PhD. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1965. After graduation from Minnesota, Lloyd spent two years lecturing and working as a research chemist in Denmark and other European countries. He then returned to the University of Minnesota to work as a professor of chemistry. Lloyd retired from West Publishing Company in Minnesota in 2002. Surviving are his wife, Janice (Rumley) Seamans; son, Perry H. Seamans, both of Prior Lake, Minn.; his mother, Winifred H. Seamans of Wellsboro; his brother, Harold C. Seamans of Gaines; his sister, Nancy (Bruce) Fowler, of Monoursville; his nephew, Matthew Fowler, of Hillertown; his nieces Krista Archibald of Mechanicsburg, Ashley Fowler of Montoursville; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Lloyd was predeceased by his father, Perry E. Seamans, in November 2005, and his brother, Gordon P. Seamans, in April 2007. A 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. – Wellsboro Gazette, April 21, 2010
SILVERSTRIM - Carl William Silverstrim, age 74, of Cherry Township,
Dushore, Pa., died
on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at the Wyalusing Valley Retirement and Personal Care Home. He was born on July 24, 1935, in Towanda, Pa., a son of the late William and Ina Mae (Cole) Silverstrim. Prior to his retirement in 1995, Carl was a self employed dairy farmer. He enjoyed his time spent being in the outdoors and farming. He leaves surviving his brothers and sister-in-laws, Gerald (Irene) Silverstrim, of Dushore, Pa., Leland (Elaine) Silverstrim, of Coudersport, Pa., Dale (Irene) Silverstrim, of Owego, N.Y., Richard (Josie) Silverstrim, of Dushore, Pa., James (Sylvia) Silverstrim, of Moneta, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joann (Melvin) Yonkin, of Towanda, Pa., Linda (John) Yedowitz, of Salisbury, N.C., Barbara (Joe) Rehmeyer, of Liberty, Maine; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a young brother, Jack. Friends and family are invited to call from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Brown, pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Guthrie Hospice, R.R. 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, or the Dushore Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614, in memory of Carl W. Silverstrim. - Towanda Daily Review, April 12, 2010
SMITH - Robert B. Smith, 83, of Hornbrook, Towanda RR5, Pa.,
Monday morning, April 5, 2010, at his home following declining health. Robert was born June 1, 1926 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Roger and Gertrude Park Smith. He was a graduate of Ulster High School Class of 1944 and served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1948. Robert attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical from 1949 to 1950. He was formerly employed by Schweizer Aircraft in Horseheads, N.Y. in the finishing department and served as an airline captain for Trans World Airlines (TWA) for 27 years until his retirement in 1983. Robert was a glider pilot and enjoyed trap and skeet shooting, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Aircraft Owners Pilot Association, National Rifle Association, National Skeet and Trap Shooting Association, Soaring Society of America, Airline Pilots Association, American Legion, Long Island Soaring Association, Harris Hill Soaring Association, Sayre & Waverly Sportsmen Clubs, Ulster Fire & Ambulance Association and the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Delores Smith; children, Charles (Debra) Smith, Connie (Mark) Matthews, Robert (Fong) Smith; grandchildren: Heather and Cassie Smith, Beth (David) Stablewski, Patrick (Kacie) Matthews, and Jared (Sarah) Matthews, Megan and Amy Smith; great-grandchildren, Ava and Aubrey Stablewski; sister, Julia Duvall; brothers, Dr. Roger (Mary Ann) Smith, Tom (Barbara) Smith, Dana Smith; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with Pastor Sandy Brant officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster Fire and Ambulance Association, c/o Karen Bixby, RD1, Ulster, PA 18850; or to Guthrie Hospice, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in Robert B. Smith's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, April 6, 2010
Age 61, of Corning, NY, died on Friday, May 14, 2010, following a lengthy illness. Bob was born on September 7, 1948 in Salamanca, NY, a son of the late Paul and Margaret Taylor. He married Beth Drone in Salamanca, NY on August 14, 1971. A graduate of Salamanca High School, Bob went on to serve his country in the Marine Corps. He attended Fredonia State College, Corning Community College, and Elmira College, earning a degree in Computer Science. He retired from Corning, Inc., where he earned the title of Distinguished Associate, in 2008, with 36 years of service. Bob is survived by his wife, Beth Taylor of Corning, NY; his sons, Paul (Brandi) Taylor of Corning, NY and James Taylor of San Diego, CA; his grandson, Colin Taylor of Corning, NY; his brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Debbie Taylor of Angola, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 18th, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney Street, Corning where funeral services will be on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery in Addison, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 17, 2010
THOMPSON Luella Mary Holland was born on Dec. 1, 1946 in Petosky, Michigan to Melvin Willard Thompson and Virginia Lillian Evans. She was the eldest of four children: Reynor Thompson, Myron (Juanita) Thompson and Ida (Paul) Haney. Luella married the love of her life, Coy Llody Holland, on April 3, 1964, whom she remarried on their 25th anniversary. From this union four children were born: Wayne Holland, Ward Holland, Carrie Holland, (Shea Edmundson) and Thereasa Holland Perry. Her greatest legacy, besides her family, was her ability to put her faith in the Lord and her strength. She had the strength that was unparalleled. Her life was full of joy and tragedy but she knew that the Lord only gave her what she could handle and handle it she did with pride and great strength. She was predeceased by her husband, father, brother Reynor, and both sons. She is survived by her wonderful mother Virginia Thompson-Patton-Mosier, brother Myron; sister Ida; daughters Carrie and Thereasa; grandson Joseph; granddaughters Rebecca and Destiny; sister-in-laws Cathy Rorick and Carol (Bob Nase), her loving companion of eleven years John Frandsen; several nieces and nephews; and a plethora of loving friends. Friends and family may call at noon with services to follow at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 at the North Spencer Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the North Spencer Chrisitan Academy or the American Cancer Society. – Sayre Morning Times, May 13, 2010
VanZILE James "Jimmy"
James “Jimmy” VanZile, 78, Monroe, NC, formerly of S. Dayton, NY, quietly died
on May 1, 2010, surrounded by his children. Jimmy was born January 21, 1932, in Elmira, NY, to the late Raymon and Florence Seymour VanZile. He grew up in Roseville, PA, and resided in S. Dayton, NY for twelve years. He was married to the late Patricia Ann Moyer on March 13, 1955. They were married for 52 years. He was an avid sports fan and could often be found watching more than one game at a time in his den. He enjoyed playing cards and fixing things in his home. He will be fondly remembered for his love of family, his great work ethic, and his sense of humor, which was evident in his last days. Surviving are: daughters: Cinda Howard (Terry, Cherry Creek, NY, and Linda Meyers (John), S. Dayton, NY; sons: Daniel VanZile, Matthews, NC, David VanZile (Cheryl), S. Dayton, NY, and John VanZile (Vickey), Monroe, NC; a brother, LaRue VanZile (Carol) and sisters, Sharon Gurnsey (George) and Gladys Starkey (Paul); thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren of whom he was very proud and who visits he cherished. A funeral Service was held May 4 at Heritage Funeral Home in Indian Trail, NC. Burial followed at Forest Lawn East Cemetery. – Canton Sentinel, May 14, 2010
WALKER Rev. D. David
Age 82, of Elmira, NY. He was born January 9, 1928 in Ridgeway, NC, son of the late Andrew and Esther (Mayfield) Walker and died
Saturday, January 30, 2010, at home after an extended illness. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife of 29 years, Modestine Walker; and sisters, Esther McBride, Loraine Walker and Mae Campbell. Rev. Walker is survived by his wife of 25 years, Maryann; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Savory and Javier Evans; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Allen, Jamie and Heather Allen, Matthew and Sueann Walker; grandchildren, Douglas Savory, David, Sarah, Meghan, Alexandria, Joshua and Cameron Allen, Molly Young and Alicia Walker; brother, Samuel Walker; sisters, Eva Taylor, Minnie Williams, Sarah Sasser and Catherine Pan. Rev. Walker was a member and assistant minister at Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired Protestant Chaplain with the NYS Department of Corrections at Southport Correctional Facility. He was a member of the Chemung County Council of Churches, the Ministers Alliance and the NYS Chaplains Association. Family and friends are invited to visit Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 402 Madison Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, February 2nd, from 5 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, February 3rd, at 11 a.m. Rev. Michael D. Bell will officiate. Committal prayers and interment, with Military Honors, will take place in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY on Thursday, February 4th, at 1p.m. Those wishing may remember Rev. Walker through donations to Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
WALKER - TICE, Eva A. "Weenie" Hauger
Age 84, of Elmira Heights, NY, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 31, 2010. Eva was born on June 25, 1925 in Corning, NY, daughter of the late Lewis Omar and Susan Jane (Landis) Walker. Eva was predeceased by her husbands, Jack Hauger and Homer Tice; sisters, Margaret "Jan" Dobson and Ruth "Babe" Reynolds. She is survived by her daughters, Diannah Palmer of Elmira and Nancy (Gary) McDonald of Long View, TX; granddaughter, Tammy (Jeffrey) Wood of Erin, NY; great-grandsons, Clai Mitchell Wood and Chandler Scott Wood; brother, Charles "Tip" Walker of Gibson, NY. A special remembrance to aunt Weenie's niece, Susan Jane Cook, for her visits of love, joy and comfort. A special prayer of blessings to the 3C Floor staff at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the preciousness of peace and loving comfort bestowed upon our mother. She was surrounded by Angles of Mercy. Also a special acknowledgement to our dear friend and Sister In Christ, Patricia "Pat" Mawhir, for her prayers and presence during our mothers transition. It was Eva's wish that no services be held for her. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.
WELCH Richard C. Welch
80, of South Waverly entered into the peace of his Lord on Wednesday, May12, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born Nov. 14, 1929 a son of Harry and Ida (Duhlstine) Welch. Dick as he was known to his family and friends was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1947. After graduation Dick served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed by Ingersoll Rand as an electrician until his retirement in 1991. On April 15, 1983 Dick married Gay (Woods) Welch. Dick had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and bowling or golfing with his many friends. Dick was pre-deceased by his parents, Harry and Ida Welch, daughter Deborah (Steele) and grandchildren Michael (Deborah), Lisa and Kevin (Richard). Dick is survived by sons and daughters-in-law: Richard (Kathy) Welch of Spartanburg, S.C., John (Ann) Welch of Apalachin, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law Joan (Vincent) Paolozzi of Schenectadym N.Y.; stepchildren: William Hughes of Madison WI and Dawn (Bill) Lutz of Elmira, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law Joseph and (Jaqueline) Welch of Powhatan, Va.; 9 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and very special friends also survive. According to Dick’s wishes there will be no service with burial to take place at the convenience of the family at a later date. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the organization of their choice. Memories and condolences for Dick’s family may be shared by visiting our website at ww.tiogapointcremation.com. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. – Sayre Morning Times, May 15, 2010
WILLIAMS - LARRISON, Debra Ann
Age 55, a dedicated and loved member of the Southside community, died
very unexpectedly Tuesday, May 11th, 2010, at home. She is survived by her loving husband, William "Skip" Larrison of Elmira; daughters, Laurie Larrison and Hope (Greg) Davis; grandchildren: Makenzie Bush, Joshua Bush, Jesse Bush, Alex Bush, Casey Bush, Amya Davis, Olivia Davis and Landon Davis; mother, Carol Curkendall; father, Richard C. Williams; sister, Linda (Scott) Morton; brother, Richard Todd Curkendall, all of Elmira; sisters, Karen Ackerson of Horseheads, Kristy (Gary) Dolan of Lockhaven, PA; brothers-in-law, Jay (Claire) Larrison of Elmira, Mike (Kathy) Larrison, Walter Larrison, Danny Larrison; and sisters-in-law, Carol (Dale) Stewart, all of Colorado Springs, CO, Cindy (Robert) Harrell of Houston, TX; brother-in-law, David Larrison of Raleigh, NC; beloved aunt, Doris (Bill) Quinn of Pine City; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as her dearest lifelong friends, Sandy and Colin Brown of Elmira. Debbie is predeceased by her aunt, Phoebe Johnson; grandmother, Vivian VanZile; stepfather, Richard A. Curkendall; grandparents, Vern and Lena Leonard, Johnny and Ann Williams; mother and father-in-law, Patricia and George Larrison. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY, 14904 Friday, May 14th, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and again from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there Saturday, May 15, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 224 W. Franklin Street, Elmira, NY at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Committal prayers will follow the Mass at the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. All are invited to attend a fellowship at the St. Mary's Gymnasium. Debbie will be best remembered for her love and involvement of her grandchildren, her dinner parties, and creative decorating especially on the holidays. She was always willing to lend an ear to someone in need and offer her support if possible. She was an active member of the Red Hat Society (The Broad Squad). She enjoyed playing euchre at the Wellsburg Fire Department. Debbie was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Auxiliary and the Disabled American Vets Auxiliary. Debbie enjoyed the many friends and family at Lake Grove Park in Cayuta, NY. She enjoyed her craft club gals and her passion for her profession as a beautician. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Chemung County Multiple Sclerosis Association, 960 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 13, 2010
WHRITNER - YOUNGSTROM Barbara W.
Age 87, of Houghton Circle in Corning, NY died Monday, May 10, 2010 at home surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born in New York City on July 26, 1922, to Philip and Harriet (Wakefield) Whritner. She married Harold Youngstrom in 1943 in Denver, CO and was preceded in death by him in 1975. She had been employed by the Corning Painted Post School District as a secretary for over twenty years. Barbara was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Corning where she had been a member of the greeters, altar guild, women's guild, and archive committee. She volunteered for Meals-On-Wheels, American Red Cross, Corning Salvation Army, Advisory Board member of the Salvation Army, Memorial Society of the Greater Corning area, Corning Quilters Guild, Red Hat Society, Corning Hospital, Benjamin Patterson Inn, and the Rockwell Museum. Her survivors include three daughters, Karen Snader of Roanoke, VA, Nancy (Steve Mamus) Youngstrom of Sarasota, FL, and Lisa (Michael) Hess of Horseheads; sons, David (Frances Mackey) Youngstrom of Denver, CO and John (Sandy) Youngstrom of Corning; brother, John (Kay) Whritner of Niantic, CT; daughter-in-law, Gail Carmichael of Antigua; 17 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her son Stephen Youngstrom in 2004. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 13th from 4 until 7 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 14th at 10:00 am at Christ Episcopal Church, 33 E. First Street, Corning with Reverend Ella Breckenridge officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Barbara's name to the American Red Cross - Corning Chapter, 123 West Market Street, Corning, NY 14830, Salvation Army Citadel, 32 East Denison Parkway, Corning, NY 14830, Corning Meals on Wheels, Inc, 144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830, or to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 – Elmira Star Gazette, May 12, 2010
YOUNGS Waldo L.
Age 62 of Elmira, NY died
on Friday, May 7, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Mr. Youngs is survived by his wife, Dawn Miller Youngs, of Elmira, NY; son, Waldo (Charlett) Youngs, Jr., son, Joseph (Kate) Youngs; six grandchildren all of Sayre, PA; brothers, Lewis (Sharon) Youngs of Pine Valley, NY and Bernard Youngs of Elmira, NY and mother, Lucille A. Youngs of Horseheads, NY. Waldo was intrigued with old tractors, trains and old cars. Mr. Youngs was predeceased by his father, Waldo C. Youngs, in 1990. Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service for Waldo on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 1:00 PM in the Montour Cemetery, upper drive, Montour Falls, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 11, 2010
? DeGRAW Susie J.
Age 73 of Montour Falls, NY died
on Friday, April 30, 2010 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. Mrs. DeGraw is survived by her husband, Robert E. DeGraw; children: Mike (Deb) DeGraw of N. Carolina, Laura Sopp of Elmira, NY, Linda Leonard of Montour Falls, NY and Sherry (Doug) Habbershaw of Montour Falls, NY; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren; sister, Beatrice (Reedie) Clark of Elmira, NY; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. DeGraw was a retiree of AKZO Salt Co., Watkins Glen, NY and from Ann Page Co. Horseheads, NY. She was an avid reader, card player and loved to travel. The family of Mrs. DeGraw wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to her many friends and the Nursing staff at Seneca View Nursing Facility for her excellent care. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, May 3, 2010 from 3 to 5 p.m. Mrs. DeGraw's funeral service will be held there following visitation at 5 p.m., the Rev. Jane Winters officiating. Interment will be held in Montour Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Mrs. DeGraw may do so through memorials to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY or to the Montour Falls Fire Department, PO Box 369, Montour Falls, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 3, 2010
? GASCON, Linda Sue
Age 72, of Hector, NY, died
unexpectedly at Schuyler Hospital after battling an extended illness. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Edward "Buddy" Gascon; children, Timothy (Angela) Gascon of Raeford, NC, Melissa Gascon of Valois, NY, and Danielle (Kenny) Cummings of Watkins Glen; 5 grandchildren, Jonathan Gascon, Sarah Paradiso, Brittany Taylor, Dustin Cummings, and Dalton Cummings; step-grandchildren, Lee Olivas, Pamela Olivas; great-grand daughter, Lorelei Paradiso; and step-great-grandson, Lucus Olivas. According to her wishes there will be no funeral services. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 9, 2010
? HESS Adeline L.
On May 15, 2010 there will be a service of memorial, and celebration of life for Adeline L. Hess, age 94 at First United Methodist Church, 1034 West Broad St, Horseheads N.Y. at 10:30 AM. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Adeline died on March 2, 2010 at Bethany Manor where she had been resident for many years. There are no pre-service calling hours. A time for fellowship and refreshments will follow the service at the Church. Interment will be later in the day in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas, Pennsylvania. She is survived by her three children, Rev. Charles (Betty) Hess III of Corning, Donald F. Hess of Liberty, Pennsylvania, and Jane (Dr. Curtis) Bonser of Seminole, Oklahoma, seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grand children, two brothers and one sister. Her husband Charles preceded her in death in 1979. Adeline was an educator whose teaching career included instruction in every age level from kindergarten through college. She held degrees from Bloomsburg University, Mansfield University, and Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania in Library Science. She was listed in "Who's Who in American Women" for over twenty years. She was a home maker whose benevolent ways drew her into varying service and civic activities in the communities where she lived over the years. Active in her faith, she was dedicated to the services of her church wherever she resided. A Certified Lay Speaker of the United Methodist Church, she took active role in a variety of leadership capacities as she lived out her discipleship to the Lord of the church. In lieu of flowers, any contributions made in memory of Adeline would be suggested with appreciation to the "Living Memorial Fund" of First United Methodist Church, Horseheads, New York. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 12, 2010
? HOXSIE, Agnes L.
88, of Waverly, died
Friday, April 23rd 2010, at the Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY. Born February 9, 1922 in Waverly, NY. The wife of the late Raymond Hoxie and mother of the late Raymond Hoxsie. Agnes was a lifelong resident of the valley. She was a homemaker for most of her life and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Saint Johns Lutheran Church in Sayre, PA. Agnes is survived by her daughter-in-law, Cheryl Hoxsie of Waverly; her grandchildren, Ray Hoxie, and Marjorie (Thomas) Sampson, all of Waverly; and her great-grandson, David Sampson, also of Waverly; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Agnes was also predeceased by her parents and all eleven of her brothers and sisters. Funeral and Committal Services will be held Monday, April 26th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY. Friends are invited to call on the family at the funeral home Monday from 1:00 p.m. until time of the service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Barton Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 24, 2010
? JOHNSTON Joanne D. Johnston, 75, of Susquehanna Township, died
on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at home. She was born on Jan. 17, 1935 in Franklin County, Pa. Joanne was a graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda, Pa., and Misericordia College, Dallas, Pa. She was retired from the Dauphin County Assistance Office as Deputy Director. She was an avid reader and greatly enjoyed NASCAR. Surviving are two sons, Richard W. Johnston and his wife Teresa of Chesapeake, Va., John J. Johnston and his wife Sarah of Fredericksburg, Va.; four cousins, John Thomas Kielty of Towanda, Joseph A. Kielty of Towanda, Patrick F. Kielty of Harrisburg, Mary Katherine Phinney of Blossburg; five grandchildren, Kayleigh Johnston, Richard A. Johnston, Chelsea A. Johnston, Jacob Pressley Johnston, Olivia J. Johnston; and a great-grandson, Zane M. Quidley. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Benjamin Lavey, Eugene Hoye and Kenneth Harrison. Funeral services was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 5, in the Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home, 2100 Linglestown Road, Susquehanna Township, with The Most Rev. Michael J. Scalzi officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joanne's honor may be made to Crossings Hospice of the VNA, 3315 Derry St., Harrisburg, PA 17110. - Towanda Daily Review, April 6, 2010
? MEEKINS Ann "Babe"
Age 99, on April 29, 2010. She was the devoted wife of the late Elmer "EJ" Meekins. Beloved mother of Dennis (Dina), Richard, Barbara (John) Fracchia, Gary (Mary), and Victoria. Dear grandmother of Dennis (Pat), Donna (David), Christopher (Stacey), Dina (Dennis), Theresa, John (Nancy), Susanne (Genady), Gabrielle (Robert), and Daniel (Karen). Loving great-grandmother of thirteen and great-great grandmother of three. The family will receive friends Monday, May 3, 2010 at Cecere Family Funeral Home, 2283 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 10:45 a.m. at St. Christopher Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Coram, NY. A memorial service will be held in Elmira at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Babe's name to the American Heart Association , Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Alzheimer's Foundation or the American Cancer Society .www.cecerefamilyfunerals.com Babe's family extends their sincere thanks to the St. Joseph's Hospital SNF third floor staff & doctors for the wonderful care given to Babe over the past 2+ years. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 2, 2010
? WOOD, Jacqueline M.
"Our pillar of strength" - Age 65, was embraced in the arms of her Lord on January 26, 2010. There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be private for the family. It is suggested that memorial donations be made to St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis TN 38105. Jackie is survived by her five children, William Wood of Grand Junction, CO, Howard G. (Jana) Wood of Las Vegas, Jan Marie (Russ) Talbo of Lyons, Sandra Ann (Eddie Falcon) Wood of Fountain Hill, AZ, Tina Lee Retka of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Casey Lee, Chelsea, Shawna,Trevor and Elizabeth Mae; two great-grandchildren, Jakiah and Jackson; mother, Mary Northrup of Clifton Springs; three brothers, Theodore (Martha) Newland of Geneva, Wilford (Lois) Newland of Newark, Lindsley (Terry) Newland of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.