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.
BANKS - Mrs. Eva B. Brewer, age 86, of 10 Cranberry Lane, Sayre,
at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., on Friday evening, March 19, 2010. She was born in Oswayo, Pa., on Feb. 9, 1924, the daughter of the late Charles and Emily Phillips Banks. Mrs. Brewer was the wife of the late George F. Brewer, who died
on Jan. 28, 1999. Mrs. Brewer was a graduate of the Shinglehouse High School. After her marriage to her husband George, she was a housewife and homemaker for her husband and their family. While living in Sayre, she was a member of the WPS Club of Sayre, Pa. Surviving are her daughters and their husbands, Lela and Larry Strittmatter, of Centreville, Md., and Louise and Tom Jense, of Provo, Utah; her sons, Glenn F. Brewer, of Tunkhannock, Pa. and Harold F. (Astrid Kelley) Brewer, of Meshoppen, Pa.; her seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Marie Sands, of Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Mary Thomas of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Brock Brewer; and a sister, Pauline Slaughter. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 23 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, Pa., with Pastor Linda Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Meshoppen, Pa. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the health care providers at the Skilled Nursing Unit, in Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial donations to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848. - Towanda Daily Review, Mar.21.2010
BARBER - EISNER, Mrs. Velma J.
Age 87, died
and her husband, George, on Friday, February 5, 2010, at United Memorial Medical Center after a short illness. She was born July 7, 1922 in Wolcott, NY. She raised her family in Millerton, PA before moving to Batavia in 1988. She was employed at Eclipse/Bendix Corporation in Elmira Heights, NY for 30 years. After her retirement, she enjoyed participating in activities at the Millerton Wesleyan Church. From 1988 to 2002, she wintered in Phoenix with her snowbird friends. She also enjoyed being a member of the Batavia Scarlett O'Hatters. She is survived by her 4 children, Jim (Anne) Lafaette of Ohio, George Eisner, Jr. of CA, Sharon (Dominic) Cavalieri of Batavia, and Kathy Snyder (Bill Dietrick) of PA; her grandchildren, David, Sharon, Bradley and Sherri; her great-grandchildren, Brandon, Rachel, Christina and Isabella; her great-great-grandchildren, Haley Jo and Grace; her niece, Dianna and nephews, Richard and Melvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, George in 1975; her brother, Ken Barber; sisters, Virginia Render and Betty Combs; and grandson, Jamie Lafaette. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Alexander officiating. Memorials may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
BARILE - SEREFINE Palmena K. "Polly"
Age 95, of 313 9th St., Watkins Glen, NY died
Sunday, February 07, 2010, at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2010, at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Memorial contribution may be made in her name to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Polly was born on April 5, 1914 in Watkins Glen, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph and Kathleen Barile. She was a member and past president of St. Theresa's Society and a parishioner of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church. She was employed with International Salt Co. in Watkins Glen. Polly is survived by her children, Justine A. Serefine of Fresno, CA, Alice M. Sanchez of Patterson, NJ, Julia F. (Emmitt) Metcalf of Okay, OK, Sally L. Serefine of Watkins Glen, NY, Peter A. (Sandy) Serefine of Elmira, NY, and Paul J. (Christine) Serefine of Brighton, MI; 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; sisters, Virginia DeDominick of Watkins Glen, NY and Barbara (James) Spena of Watkins Glen, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Angelo J. Serefine; her brothers, Joseph and Bernard Barile; and her sisters, Elizabeth (Dr. William) Frank, Margaret Barile, Josephine (John) Carpenter, Louise (Hamm) Andrews, and Mary (Ellis) Blunt.
BENNETT - Rebecca A. Miller, 59, of 102 N. Higgins Ave., Sayre,
on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Rebecca was born on May 19, 1950 in Towanda Pa. the daughter of Limmie and Paula Struppler Bennett. Rebecca enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her family was her life. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany. Rebecca is survived by her sons Duane and daughter-in-law Anna Struppler, Otto and Joe Miller; Brother Ardell Culver; grandchildren: Alisha Struppler, Dalton Miller, Dylan Miller, Mariah Miller, Katrina Miller, Joey Wright, Kayla Miller, Emily Miller, Matt Miller, Mike Miller, Brayden Miller, and Trenton Miller; nephews Adam Culver and Ethan Culver; nieces Mary Carol and Heather Culver. Uncle Joseph "Bill" Struppler. Best friends; Leona DeSisti and Robin Travis. Rebecca is predeceased by her mother Paula Dunn and grandson Duane Struppler. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. Honoring Rebecca's wishes there will be no funeral service. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Sayre Morning Times, Feb. 4, 2010-
BENNETT - She possessed great love for her family, and enjoyed
reading and crocheting - Rosemary Jean Bennett Wittig, 56, wife of Richard
J. Wittig of 1260 Mt. Pleasant Road, Nichols, N.Y., died
Wednesday morning, Feb. 3, 2010 at her home following declining health. Rosemary was born in Waverly, N.Y., on Feb. 11, 1953 the daughter of the late Ronald and Betty Rowe Bennett. She attended Tioga Center High School, Tioga Center, N.Y., and was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School, Watkins Glen, N.Y., then continued her education at BOCES in Elmira, N.Y., where she received her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Rosemary was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse first at the Vestal Nursing Center in Vestal, N.Y., and later by the Willow Point Nursing Home in Binghamton, N.Y., until declining health no longer permitted her to continue. Rosemary possessed great love for her family, and enjoyed reading and crocheting. She is survived by her husband, Richard J. Wittig, at home, whom she married in April of 1982; her children, Tina Rappely and her husband Randy of Burdett, N.Y., Rebecca Jean Wittig of Bentley Creek, Pa., April Lynn Wittig and her fiancé, Ed Brewer of Towanda, Pa., Amanda Wittig of Nichols, N.Y., Richard Wittig Jr. of Chemung, N.Y., James Richard Wittig and his wife, Shannon of Barton, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren, Josh, Jessie, Jordan, Michael, Breanna, Aaron, Jacob, McKenzie, Hunter, Keegan Wayne, Rebecca, Nick, and Ali; her sister, Debra Brownlee and her husband, Gary of Waverly, N.Y.; her brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Shirley Bennett of Windham, Pa.; brothers-in-law, Carson Hines of Athens, Pa., Robert Wittig of California, Russ Wittig of Waverly, N.Y., George Wittig of Horseheads, N.Y.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Albert and Jan Wittig of Bellflower, Calif., Don and Joyce Wittig of Downey, Calif., Chuck and Roxie Wittig of Simi Valley, Calif., Ira and Loretta Wittig of Jenningsville, Pa.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Fran and Dennis Wargnier of Simi Valley, Calif., JoAnne and Thomas Hardwick of Lynden, Wash.; father-in-law, George Wittig, of Waverly, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Hines, and a brother-in-law, Monte Wittig. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Roland Romig of the First Baptist Church, Sayre, officiating. Interment will be private. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.5.2010
BOND - Kenneth E. Bond, 67, a resident of Wyalusing, and formerly of Greene, N.Y. and Madisonville, died Friday [March 19, 2010] morning, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. His wife of 30 years is the former Cheryl Haluska. Born in Massachusetts, he was the son of Ernestine (Smith) Bond of Anaheim, Calif., and the late Dwight Bond. Educated in Harpursville High School, New York, he was employed as a truck driver by Oneida Motor Freight in New Jersey; Reisch in Hop Bottom; Consolidated Freightways, in Mount Pocono and Carlisle; Atkinson Freight Lines in Bensalem; Yellow Freight in Middletown, N.Y.; and Calex, Pittston, from where he retired. He was a member of the Teamsters Local Union 707. He attended St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow, and St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother who was a great man and a good provider. He was a dependable worker who told the truth for your own good. He was strong in his ways and was always there for his family and friends. He enjoyed taking road trips with his family and especially looked forward to the family gatherings. He will always be remembered and deeply missed by those whose lives he touched. Surviving are: five daughters, Christy Laird, and husband John of Clarks Summit, Lynnae Bond of West Scranton, Traci Bond and companion Gene Hermanski, of Dunmore, Nannette Yost and husband Bill of Morgan Hill, Calif., Teresa Dries and husband Larry of Pennsburg, Pa.; four sons, Robert E. Bond of Wyalusing, Kenneth E. Fial and wife Lee Ann of Mississippi (Katrina survivors), David Black and wife Patricia of Philadelphia, Kenneth Jay Bond of Lakeland, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Arlene Grace and husband Lloyd of Spartansburg, S.C., Alice Hand and husband Mike of Anaheim, Calif.; a brother, David Bond and wife Linda of Kennedy, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia (Brown) Bond, two daughters, Constance and Anna Bond, and a son, Frank Bond. The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, at the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, 3 First Street, Spring Brook Township, with Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Church Street, Moscow, to be celebrated by Rev. Robert Simon, pastor, and Rev. Joseph Weber. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association , 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. - Towanda Daily Review, Mar.22.2010
BRUBAKER - Kathleen Ann Piccolo, 61, of Johnsonville, N.Y., died Monday morning March 1, 2010, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Born on June 17, 1948, in Harrisburg, Pa., she was the daughter of Charles and Marian Hoffman Brubaker. Kathy was the wife of Joseph V. Piccolo whom she married on Sept. 22, 1968. She was a graduate of Elizabethtown College and SUNY Albany. Kathy was a retired public school teacher having taught English at Averill Park High School. Kathy also taught at Jakarta International School, in Jakarta, Indonesia and at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia. Kathy’s most recent position was that of School Improvement Specialist for Regional School Support Center in East Greenbush, N.Y. Kathy most loved spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid traveler, book reader, beekeeper, and lover of all things related to fiber arts. Survivors in addition to her husband Joseph and her mother Marian Wolfe of Harrisburg, Pa., include daughters Julie M.( Rhodri) Piccolo–Evans of Bristol, R.I., Jodi L. (Andrew) Piccolo–Van Sprang of Tiverton, of Rhode Island; and son Joseph K. Piccolo of Watervliet, N.Y.; siblings Joseph D. Brubaker of Harrisburg, Pa. and Marion Rhone of Xenia, Ohio. Kathy is also survived by her beloved grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Rensselaer County Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rennselaer, NY, 12144, in her memory. - Sayre Morning Times, Mar.4.2010
CHASE - Anita B. Williams - Age 81, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at her home. Born July 12, 1928 in Costello, PA, she was a daughter of the late Emery and Ethel (Ward) Chase. Anita was predeceased by two husbands, Eugene Earle and Robert M. Williams; and a companion, Harold "Tom" Devlin. She worked at Galeton Production for over 25 years. She was a member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton and greatly enjoyed baking, camping, and spending special time with her friends and family. Surviving are three sons, Donald (Bonnie) Earle, Nelson, PA, Charles Williams, Germania Station, PA, and Robert (Noreen) Williams, Kepner, TX; four daughters, Anita (Frank) Vittorio, Cogan Station, PA, Darlene (Robert) Perry, Kings Mt., NC, Pamela (Richard Greene) Foster, Galeton, and Jacqueline (Joseph) Steadman, Painted Post, NY; thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, husbands, and companion; Anita was predeceased by all ten of her siblings. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Monday, March 15, 2010, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with a Blessing Service following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will officiate. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Goodyear Hose Co., the Gale Hose Ambulance Association, or the Galeton Library. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.12.2010
CILLEY - HYER Denida L.(DeDe)
Age 47, of Alpine, New York, died
on Monday, February 8, 2010, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Her husband, David L. Hyer, survives DeDe, along with her sons and daughters-in-law, Greggory and Bridget and Patrick and Lindsey; grandchildren, Jonathan, MaKennah and EmmaLee; "Grand Puppy", Remy; parents, Charles and Chris Miller; grandparents, Bud and Betty Cilley; brother, Armin and Kelly Miller; brothers-in-law, Jerry and Donna Hyer, Bill and Susie Hyer; and sister-in-law, Donna and Dwight Wilber; among several nieces, nephews and cousins. Dee is predeceased by her sister, Tina Miller; and her father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Esther Hyer. Dee was a former employee of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and currently worked at Cbord Group, Ithaca, NY. She was very active in the Relay For Life Organization. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Saturday, February 13, 2010, between the hours of 1 to 4 p.m. Her Memorial service will be held there following visitation at 4 p.m. The Rev. Edward Ayers will officiate.
CLEWELL Thomas S.
Age 80, of Gillette, PA, died Monday, February 1, 2010. Survived by wife, Beverly; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Karen Clewell, Gillett, James and Vickie Clewell, Newburgh, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Lou Mastrella, Walkill, NY; step-son, John (Cheryll) Herrick, Elmira; step-daughter, Paula Kretchmer; sisters, Evelyn Tancin, Whitehall, PA, Harriet and Earl Santee, Palmerton, PA, Ruth Ann Shambo, Whitehall, PA; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by son, Thomas Clewell; brothers, Harold, Walter, Richard Clewell; a sister, Gracie Almond. Thomas was a member and Past President of South Creek Northern Tier Sportsman Club; love to fish and hunt and enjoyed shooting trap. He was a former employee at South Creek Township and retired from the Finger Lakes Engineering. The family will receive relatives & friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, February 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. with his Funeral Service to follow at 8 p.m. Interment at the convenience of the family.
COE - Sandra A. Reynolds, 63, of Forksville, Pa., (formerly of
on January 30, 2010 at Darway Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was born October 18, 1946 in Binghamton, N.Y., to the late Leland and Genevieve Collins Coe. She is predeceased by her husband George Robert Reynolds. She is survived by her children Joseph Patrick (Stacey) Coston of Athens, Pa., Clara Christine (Greg) Fiske of Monticello, N.Y., Michelle Coston of Waverly, N.Y., and Jennifer (Tom) Delp of Towanda, Pa.; grandchildren Roman, Derek, Brandon & Parker Coston of Athens, Pa., Jonathan & Joshua Fiske of Monticello, N.Y., Tiffany & Jacob Coston of Waverly, N.Y., Brianna & Lucas Sibly of Towanda, Pa., Crystal Allen of Towanda, Pa., and Daniel Delp of Towanda, Pa.; twin sister Judy Scheubel of Ontario, Canada; brothers Duane Coe of Sayre, Pa., Mike Coe of Wisconsin, and Skip and Kevin Coe; many sisters and brothers-in-laws; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the New Generation Church, Route 220, Milan, Pa., with the Rev. Doug Abbey officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, P.O. Box 191, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the funeral costs. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.5.2010
CONANT - VAN ETTEN Virginia (Jini) Conant
Age 88, of 12118 Silver Creek Dr., Houston, TX (most recently of Big Flats, NY), died January 17, 2010 in Houston, TX. Survivors include her husband, Bim; son, Peter and wife, Charleen (Charley) Van Etten of Houston, TX; sister-in-law, Ms. Lois Van Etten of Penn Valley, CA; nephew, Stephen (Sabrina) Van Etten, Grass Valley, CA; niece, Laura (David) Collins, Grass Valley, CA; cousins, Vance (Chris) Likins of Bradenton, FL, and Mrs. Dotty Mullen of W. Bath, ME. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 11:00 at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning. Internment will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY.
COTTON - Kenneth O. Cotton, 84, of Tioga Center, N.Y., died
at home on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. He was predeceased by his wife, Carol Jane Cotton; his grandson, James Curtis Barnum; and his brothers, Lewis, Charles and Harry Cotton. Ken is survived by his daughter, Melissa Jane Patterson, Owego, N.Y.; his sons and daughters-in-law, Mathew Harvey and Sherri Cotton, Tioga Center, Elliott Kenneth and Kimberly Cotton, North Carolina; his grandchildren, Jennifer and Louis Pratt, Madison Sue Cotton, Tracey Jane Spaulding, Stephan Merrill, Michelle Barnum, Timothy Barnum, Kimberly Bishop, Elliott Kenneth Catlett, Malachi Alexander Cotton; his many great grandchildren; his brothers and sister-in-law, Howard Cotton, Paul and Patricia Cotton; and several nieces and nephews. Ken was born in Spencer, N.Y. on Sept. 21, 1925, the son of the late Charles and Ella (Leonard) Cotton. He was a mill foreman for Ward & VanScoy in Owego for many years. He always took pride in his vegetable garden, and enjoyed sharing what he produced. Ken was also a Life Member of the Tioga Center Fire Department. A memorial service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Rte. 17C West, Owego, N.Y. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Halsey Valley Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home on Thursday evening, Feb. 11, 2010, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Ken to the Tioga Center United Methodist Church, the Tioga Center Fire Department, or Lourdes Hospice. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.8.2010
DAVIES - Chris Thomas Davies, M.D., 55, Chief of Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery, Guthrie Clinic Ltd., Sayre, Pa., died
March 8, 2010 in Sayre, Pa. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the Patterson Auditorium of the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. A memorial mass will be celebrated Friday, March 12, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue in Sayre. Contributions may be directed to the Guthrie Healthcare System, Dr. Chris Thomas Davies Memorial, Guthrie Resource Development, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. Gifts in memory of Dr. Davies will be used to support Guthrie Breast Cancer patients with financial need and the Guthrie Medical Education Library. - Sayre Morning Times, Mar.10.2010
FITZGERALD Kenneth M. "Stub"
Age 74, of So. Hulett Ave. in Horseheads, died
after a brief illness on Mon., Feb. 1, 2010. He was born in Erin, NY on Dec. 5, 1935 the son of the late John and Myrtle (Sharp) FitzGerald. He is survived by his sons and daughter, Brian FitzGerald of Millerton, PA, Lori FitzGerald of Horseheads, NY, Douglas (Kristine) FitzGerald of Pine City, NY, Martin FitzGerald of Elmira, NY, Matthew Buell of Elmira Heights, NY; 2 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; brothers and sisters, Jack (Patricia) FitzGerald of Seattle, WA, Marleah (Bill) Kemmerer of Horseheads, NY, Eleanor (Bill) Terwilliger of Corning, NY, and Ed (Judy) FitzGerald of Lowman, NY. Ken was a member of the (IBPAT) International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trade, Local #677. He was also a longtime employee of Binghamton Plate Glass where he worked as a Glazier. Ken was a veteran of the US Army and member of the Catholic War Vets and Ukranian Club in Elmira Heights. Services with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads will take place privately at the convenience of his family.
FRANZESE - BIAGETTI, Nicolina E.
Age 82, of Salt Point Rd., Watkins Glen, NY, died
peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th St., Watkins Glen. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen with Father Paul Bonacci, celebrant. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891; or to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Nicolina was born in Watkins Glen, NY on July 23, 1927, the daughter of the late Anthony and Roma Franzese. She had worked at the library at Watkins Glen High School, Jefferson Village, and the Tourist Center at the Chamber of Commerce. Nicolina was a very active parishioner of St. Mary's of the Lake Church, where she enjoyed participating in the Women's Prayer Groups and Bible Studies. She enjoyed writing and reading poetry. She was very devoted to her entire family and was very proud of her husband, children and grandchildren. Nicolina is survived by children, Carl (Ellen) Biagetti of Silver Spring, MD, Rosanne Doane of Watkins Glen, NY, and Lida (Michael) Riedlinger of Pittsford, NY; her grandchildren, Adam (Casey) and Anthony Doane, Michael and Samuel Biagetti, and Clara and William Riedlinger; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Michael Doane; her brother, Albert Franzese of Watkins Glen, NY; sister-in-law, Carolyn Quirk of Hyde Park, NY; sister-in-law, Mary Borra of Alpine, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Nicolina was predeceased by her husband, Frank E. Biagetti on December 22, 2009.
GALEK - WODARSKI, Teresa J.
Of Dundee, NY died
after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the age of 54. Teresa was born June 21, 1955, daughter of Louis and Doris Yost Galek. She worked as a Senior Case Manager for Schuyler County Children's Services until her retirement. She loved music, auctions, and yard sales. Teresa is predeceased by her father, Louis. Survivors include her soul mate and best friend, Tom Lathrop of Dundee, NY; mother, Doris Galek of Dundee, NY; sister, Elizabeth (Arnold) Thompson of Dundee, NY; special aunt, Helen (Floyd) Wicker of Dundee, NY; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and her four legged companions. It was Teresa's wishes that there will be a Memorial Service and Celebration of her life on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Altay Baptist Church, Altay, NY. Her service will be officiated by Rev. Evelyn Emerson and Floyd Wicker Jr. Please bring your remembrances to share. Arrangements by Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to American Cancer Society , 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 or a charity of your choice. Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in the spring. Elmira Star Gazette, February 4, 2010
GEIGER Mr. Franklin Leroy
Age 73, of Tifton, GA, and formerly of Mansfield, PA died Saturday, February 6, 2010, at his residence. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, in the Chapel of Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors with Dr. Danny Ray officiating. Private burial will follow at a later date. Born on December 28, 1936 in Mansfield, PA, to the late John Elmer and Ruth Hendricks Geiger, Mr. Geiger was a retired, self-employed electrician and was of the Methodist Faith. He had served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing and being outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Hines Geiger of Tifton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Tawana Geiger of Tifton; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen Geiger and Robert Young of Bethlehem, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Georgia Geiger of Leesburg, FL; a grandson, Alex Geiger of Tifton; 5 step grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Flowers will be accepted or donations to the Alzheimer's Association , the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared by visiting albritton-beaumontfuneralhome.com. Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
GOBLE - Life long resident of Waverly - Nancy J. (Goble) Olmsted
of Waverly, N.Y., died
on Feb. 3, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, after an extended illness, with her loving family by her side. Nancy was born in Sayre, Pa. Nov. 30, 1933, the daughter of the late Fay and Dorothy Loop Goble. She was a life-long resident of Waverly with the love of her life, Wes. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1951 and retired from Robert Packer Hospital’s microbiology lab in 1994, after 23 years of service. Nancy loved and enjoyed her family, church and spending time with her many friends. Nancy had most recently devoted much of her heart to the Grace Episcopal Church in Waverly. She is survived by her very devoted and loving husband of 57 years, Wesley J. Olmsted, and children, Joelle (Joseph) Graney of Auburn, N.Y., Steven (Rena) Olmsted of Waverly, Robert Olmsted and Judy Pliner of Chapel Hill, N.C. Nancy is also survived by sisters Barbara (Harry) Hoffman of Longmont, Colo., Beverly Smith of St. Cloud, Fla., Joanne Weiss of Pomona, Calif.; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. Nancy “Grandma Blue” will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Blaine (Theresa) Olmsted, Brooke Olmsted, and great grandchildren, Madelyn and Makenzie Olmsted. Memorials in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church , Park Avenue, Waverly, NY 14892. A time for gathering with family and friends will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Nancy’s life will follow the visitation with Rev. Benjamin Lee Lentz honoring her memory at 1 p.m. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.5.2010
GOWAN - Robert “Bob” Gowan, 65, died
on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, Ind. He was born in Waverly, N.Y. on May 10, 1944. He was an Army veteran serving in Vietnam and retired from the military after 20 years. He was united in marriage on Oct. 4, 1986 to Brenda Whalen. He worked as Director of Human Resources at Branchville Correctional Facility retiring after 20 years. Bob was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and V.F.W. Post 2939. He was an avid sports fan, particularly baseball and football. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Whalen Gowan, of Tell City; sons, Ronnie and his wife Amy and Brad Gowan, all of Tell City; daughter, Sandy Hobson of Louisville, Kent.; grandchildren, Tosha and Lindsey Gowan, Steven and Andrew Hobson;three step-grandchildren, Derek, Travis and Evan Dalton; five step great grandchildren; brothers, Jerry Gowan of Barton, N.Y., Dick Gowan of Glen Allen, Va. and Jack Gowan of Smithboro, N.Y.; sister, Beatrice Horton of Apalachin, N.Y. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Alberta (Williams) Gowan; brothers, Don and Jim Gowan; nephew, Donnie Gowan. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. (CST) on Thursday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. The Rev. Barnabas Gillespie, O.S.B. will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association or the Ronald McDonald House. - Sayre Morning Times, Mar.9.2010
GREEN - THURSTON, Celestia A.
Age 79, of Watkins Glen, NY, died
Thursday, February 11, 2010, at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no prior calling hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY with Father Paul Bonacci, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Watkins Glen Fire Co., 201 N. Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Celestia was born in Montour Falls, NY on May 22, 1930, the daughter of the late Roswell and Dorothy Green. She first worked full-time from 1950 to 1952 for Dr. Tague and Dr. Norton. She also worked for 34 years for Schuyler County, was the Commissioner of Jurors and was elected the Schuyler County Clerk in November of 1975, taking Office on January 1, 1976. Celestia had also been employed since 1985 as a fire instructor at the NYS Academy of Fire Science. She worked in registration at Watkins Glen International Raceway, was the first secretary of the Watkins Glen Grand Prix and was a part-time clerk at the Gold Mine in Watkins Glen. She was the former secretary for the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce and a member of St. Mary's of the Lake Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, A. Keith Thurston on October 7, 1984. Celestia is survived by her sons, Ernie E. (Brenda M.) Thurston of Port Orange, FL, Alan K. (Karen C.) Thurston of Montour Falls, and Kenneth R. (Renee M.)Thurston of Watkins Glen; her daughters, Sheryl C. (Linwood Standish) Thurston of Burdett, Debra L. McDonald of S. Carolina, and Wendy K. (Victor) Scuteri of N. Carolina; grandchildren, Derick M., Mitchel D., Aidan K., Kendra R., and Aaron K. Thurston, Jennifer K. and Daniel B. Bardeen, Randy A. Jr., Travis K., Aarin D., and Austin M. McDonald, Anita, Anthony, and Philip Scuteri; two great grandchildren; special cousin, Helen Marie Sipperly; several cousins; and her special K-9 companion, 'Ollie'.
GUTHRIE Richard H. "Dick"
Age 88 of Elmira, died Friday, February 5, 2010 at home. Dick was born in Elmira, a son of the late Jesse B. and Grace Hemenway Guthrie. He was predeceased by his brother Donald Guthrie. Richard is survived by his wife of 63 years, M. Irene Sullivan Guthrie. He is also survived by daughter Donna J. Guthrie of Trumansburg NY with her daughters, Laura B. and Sarah K. Calabrese; daughter and son-in-law, Carol G. and Joseph M. Zimmerman of Fishers NY with their children, Richard A. Grace A. and Irene J. Zimmerman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John J. and Margaret Sullivan of Buffalo, Edward and Betty Sullivan of Elmira, Sally Guthrie of Trumansburg, Jean A. and Charles DesJardins of Wilmington DE; several nieces and nephews; faithful canine companion Cocco. Dick was a US Navy veteran who served as a pilot during World War II. He retired as a salesman for ID Booth with over 30 years of service. Along with his wife Irene and their family, they enjoyed their summer home on Seneca Lake for over 50 years. Dick enjoyed hunting and he was an avid fisherman on Seneca Lake. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers donations in Dick's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning NY 14870 or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
HAMMOND - Gene Hammond, 68, of Candor, has gone to be with his
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at home surrounded
by loving family. Gene was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Dorothy
Pass Hammond; and brother, Orrin Hammond. Gene is survived by his loving
wife of 46 years, Lenore Brainard Hammond; children, Lori Hammond Howard
of Candor, and Todd (Tracy) Hammond of Candor; brother, Ken ( Sally Brainard)
Hammond of Candor; two grandchildren, Rachel and Aaron Howard; along with
several nieces, nephews and Cousins. Gene was a proud veteran of the Vietnam
War, serving in the Army as a Tank Commander and receiving a Silver Star
and a Purple Heart. Gene was a laborer for McGuire & Bennett Construction
for 30 years, enjoyed woodworking, gardening and enjoying the outdoors.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Candor Congregational Church, 134 Main Street, Candor with Rev. Douglas Brock officiating. Family invites friends to call on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 137 Main Street, Candor. Memorial donations may be made in Gene's Memory to Straits Corners Baptist Church 1140 Straits Corners Road, Candor, NY 13743 - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.9.2010
HARRIS Leland F.
Age 85, of River Road in Lindley, NY, died Friday, February 5, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Leland was born in Lindley on August 22, 1924, to Harlow and Gertrude (Harrison) Harris. He was a graduate of Northside High School. He married Joyce Hammond on August 26, 1943. He and his wife owned and operated Leland F. Harris Incorporated for over 45 years. He was a member of the Lindley Community Church and had been a Deacon for many years, Chairman of the Lindley Planning Board, a member of the National School Bus Transportation Association (NSBTA), from 1977-1979 had been the President of the School Bus Contractors Association, received the Golden Merit Award from the NSBTA in 1979. Leland was on the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Bank in Lawrenceville, PA. In 1991 he was the School Bus Contractor of the Year. He was a charter member of the Lindley Presho Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his daughter, Patsy Harris of Lindley; son, Larry (Jean) Harris of Lindley; granddaughters, Holly (Kevin) Piselli of Jamesville, NY and Wendy (Mark) Dupree of Lindley; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Garrett Dupree, and Giovanna Piselli; several nieces, nephews and cousins, many very special friends and neighbors. Leland was predeceased by his wife, Joyce in 2009; and by two sisters, Marion Miller and Wilma Welty. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, February 9th from 5-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning and on Wednesday, February 10th from 10-11 a.m. at the Lindley Community Church, corner of Morgan Creek Road and Route 15 in Lindley, NY where funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Pastor Ron Head officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Lindley. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Lindley Community Church, PO Box 94, Lindley, NY 14858; or to the Lindley- Presho Volunteer Fire Department Inc., 9541 Tannery Creek Road, Lindley, NY 14858.
HARTSHAW - Mrs. Joan R. Bendock, age 75, of RR1 Box 1167, Laceyville,
Pa., (Silvara), died
on Monday evening, March 8, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., after a short illness. Born in King of Prussia, Pa., on Sept. 6, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Hart Hartshaw. Joan was the wife of the late Edward T. Bendock Sr., who died
on Feb. 25, 1991. Joan and Ed were married for 37 years before his passing. While growing up in Laceyville, Joan was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, class of 1953. For many years, she was employed by the Grange National Bank, working in Laceyville and Lawton. She volunteered many years, for the Red Cross, at the Wyoming County Fair in Meshoppen, Pa., and for many other community events in the Laceyville and surrounding areas. Joan was also a member of the Lawton Senior Citizens, and loved to attend the different activities there. She was a very active member of the Laceyville Alumni Assoc., spending countless hours gathering information for the annual alumni banquet. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling, and being with her family and many friends, especially being surrounded by her family at Christmas. Surviving are her son, Edward T. Bendock Jr., of Laceyville, Pa.; and her daughter and her husband, Vicky and David Roth, of Manilius, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Thomas Christman and Kathryn Christman, both of Manilius. She is also survived by three sisters, Jane Shafer of Doylestown, Pa., Betty and her husband Ken Jayne, of Laceyville, Pa., and Doris Newhart, of Binghamton, N.Y.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Roland Hartshaw, Joseph Hartshaw and Robert Hartshaw. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Patricia Newhart, of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and long time friend, officiating. Interment will be in the St. Joachim's Cemetery in Meshoppen, Pa. Family and friends may call from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the health care workers at the Skilled Nursing Unit, in Towanda, Pa., and the Endless Mountains Health Care Systems, in Montrose, Pa. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848; the Endless Mountains Health Care Systems, 1 Grow Ave, Montrose, PA 18801; the Montrose Minute Men, PO Box 461, Montrose, PA 18801; or to the charity of the donor's choice. - Towanda Daily Review, Mar.10.2010
HAUSER Sr. Jane Frances RSM
Rochester: Sr. Jane Frances Hauser, RSM died
on February 8, 2010. Survived by her nephews, Thomas (Ellen), James (Margaret) of NC and John (Luellen) of CO; grand-nieces and nephews and the Sisters of Mercy. Friends may call Friday 4-7 PM at Mercy Center, 1437 Blossom Road, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7 PM. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 AM in the Mercy Center. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Sisters of Mercy.
HENNINGER Chad Eric
Age 32, of Mansfield, PA, died unexpectedly Monday, February 8, 2010. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 13, 2010, from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Cheryl Berner officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Chad's memory to the Education Fund for Shelby and Jade Henninger at Citizens and Northern Bank, 1085 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.
HOHORST Edith Harriett - Owned J.F.K. Distribution Company -
Edith Harriet (Hohorst) Koehn of Barton, age 74, died
on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 following a period of declining health. Edith was born on May 11, 1935 in Brooklyn, N.Y. a daughter of the late George and Helen (Hashagen) Hohorst. She graduated from BayRidge High School and earned her histological technologist degree from Eastern School for Physicians Aides, New York, N.Y. On Oct. 6, 1957 she married John F. Koehn, they owned and operated a Carvel store on Long Island, and eventually owned J.F.K. Distribution Company in Barton, N.Y. They raised four children while residing in Freeport, LI, N.Y. In 1972, the family moved to Barton, N.Y. Edith went back to work as a histo tech initially at Wilson Memorial Hospital for almost a decade before retiring from Cornell University Vet School. Edith was predeceased by her husband, John F. Koehn in 1998 and by her parents George and Helen Hohorst. Surviving are her children and their respective spouses Brenda (Koehn) and Terry Hill of Corning, N.Y., John and Barbara (Palmer) Koehn of Nichols, N.Y., Karla Koehn of Waverly, and Heather (Koehn) and Steven Kotula of Richford, N.Y. Edith also has three grandchildren; Christina Piechowski of Brooklyn, N.Y.; John Piechowski of Green Bay, Wisc. and Brittany Hill of Corning, N.Y. along with one great grandchild, Chase Piechowski of Milwaukee, Wisc. Edith was very involved in Girl Scouts and was a Girl Scout Leader for over 20 years. She was active in the Tioga Central School PTA and was a volunteer with the Halsey Valley Fire Department. In her spare time she enjoyed family, sewing, canning, gardening and living in on a small farm in Barton. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories was held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services followed at 6 pm at the funeral chapel. Pastor Dan Martin and Pastor Ann Bey-Canfield, officiated. Pastor Dan and Pastor Ann reflected on Edith's love she had for her family and the many memories of being on the farm and with her family. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations be sent to either Halsey Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 506 Hamilton Valley Rd., Spencer, NY 14883 or the Tioga Center Fire and Emergency Dept., PO Box 185, Tioga Center, NY 13845 in loving memory of Edith H. Koehn. - Sayre Morning Times, Mar.2.2010
HUBBARD - Marian G. Hubbard Smith, 94, of the Boothwyn, Pa., section of Upper Chichester, died Jan. 27, 2010, at Naamans Creek Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Ulster, Pa., to George and Anna Kitchen Hubbard where she was reared and educated. She lived in Boothwyn with her son and daughter-in-law for more than 20 years and has been a resident of Naamans Creek Manor since October of 2009. She was a woman who devoted her life to her home and family. She also enjoyed reading and crocheting blankets for her family. Wife of the late Howard L. Smith, she was also predeceased by her son James L. Smith and her brother George Hubbard. She is survived by: one daughter, Sandra Boehm of Georgia; one brother, Donald Hubbard of Lakeland, Fla.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons; and also her daughter-in-law Janet Smith of Boothwyn, with whom Mrs. Smith made her home for the last 22 years. Her funeral service will be private. Inurnment will be announced at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Crozer-Chester Medical Center, One Medical Center Blvd., Upland, PA 19013. - Towanda Daily Review, Feb.5.2010
HUDSON - Janet C. Goode (nee Hudson) born June 19,1921, beloved
mother of Robert Goode and Wendy Goode, sister of Sara Hoff, sister-in-law
of Carroll Goode and grandmother of Naomi Goode died
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010. A private graveside service will be arranged through Nesbitt Funeral Home, Cleveland OH, (216) 431-5825, at Lakeview Cemetary on Wednesday Feb. 10. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 51 Locust Ave., suite 201, New Canaan, CT 06840. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.9.2010
HULSLANDER - Edith A. Hulslander, age 87, of Lakeland, Fla.,
on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, from heart failure. She was born on Feb. 5, 1922 in Troy, Pa., the daughter of Alfred A. And Esther (Weed) Hulslander, and moved to Lakeland in 1948 from Philadelphia, Pa. Ms. Hulslander was a missionary from CBM Ministries for 47 years and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Edith is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, George, Alfred W. and John; and by two sisters, Francis Morrell and Adelaide Pierce. Ms. Hulslander will be remembered by her nieces and nephews for her love of Camp Gilead, her love of sports, and her trips north to visit her family. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Fellowship Baptist Church, 4626 Cleveland Heights Boulevard. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Camp Gilead, PO Box, Polk City, FL 33868. - Towanda Daily Review, Feb.7.2010
KOWALCZYK - CHIMILESKI, Mary A.
Age 91, of Elmira, died Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at her home, with her loving family by her side. Mary was born October 14, 1918 in Nicetown, PA, daughter of Anthony and Catherine (Segal) Kowalczyk. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph J. Chimileski, and brothers, Michael and Walter Kowalchik. Mary is survived by her children, Joseph W. Chimileski of Webster, NY with wife Joanne, Robert M. Chimileski of Horseheads with wife Kathleen, Anne K. Wahl of Dacula, GA with husband Robert, and David J. Chimileski of Elmira; grandchildren, Deanna Dramer, Brian Chimileski, Kevin Chimileski, Robert Chimileski, Michael Chimileski, Kristen Roessler, Melissa Cummings, Laura Berry, Alicia Cummings, and Timothy Cummings; 9 great-grandchildren; brother William B. Kowalchik of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Private services will be held. Those wishing may remember Mary with a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
KUBINSKI John P.
Of Elmira, died
on Thursday, February 4, 2010 while residing at Bethany Manor at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Thelma (West) Kubinski of Elmira, NY; daughters & sons in law, Sharon & John Bacon and Susan & Anthony Mastrantonio and Wendy Kubinski with fiance, Randy Covell; grandsons, Jeremy Bacon, Jeffrey & Alianne Bacon and Matthew Cook also survive John. Granddaughters, Allison (Kevin Fitch) Mastrantonio and Erin & Bob Benoit. Two great grandchildren, Annabella & Johnathan Bacon. Brothers in law: Norman West and Richard (Shirley) West. Sisters in law: Marsha (Dan) Jenkins and Florence (Daniel) Bentley along with several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents, Leon & Mary, brother, Leon, sister & brother in law, Mary & Gordon Connelly, father & mother in law, Arthur & Myra West, sister in law, Joyce West, brother in law, Kenneth West and nephew, John Connelly. He was a 40-year employee of American La France as a project engineer, retiring in 1984. His many loves included hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. He was the oldest person at age 74 to finish the Finger Lakes Trail from end to end with special friend Bob Kephart. He was instrumental in laying out the Queen Catherine Marsh Trail and the Montour Falls Historic Loop Trail. A 27-page guide was published in 1995 by the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, Inc. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1936. He took an ICS Course through the mail to receive his Engineering Degree. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY on Monday, February 8, 2010 from 2 to 4 PM. His funeral service will be held following visitation. The Rev. Larry Burke will officiate. Burial will take place in Montour Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family of Mr. Kubinski would like to express their gratitude and thanks for the wonderful care he received by the staff at Bethany Manor.
LAWSON - Daniel L. Lawson, 63, of RR 1 Box 150 Ghent Hill, Ulster,
Monday, March 8, 2010 after a long illness. Daniel was born on Feb. 18,1947 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Guy V. Lawson and the late Esther M. Lawson of Allen Park, Michigan. Daniel was a graduate of Melvindale High School (Michigan) class of 1964. He had been employed by Ingersoll Rand Company for over 35 years (Mass., N.J., Pa.) working at four locations. Daniel enjoyed reading, electronics, music, movies and had been a longtime member of the BPOE No. 1296 of Greenfield, Ma. prior to his illness. Daniel is survived by his loving wife Linda L. Lawson for 36 years; two sons Mark Lawson of Mt. Pleasant, Mich. and Matthew (Katrina) Lawson of St. Charles, Mo.; a sister Patricia (Stanley) Bonikowski of Allen Park, Mich.; in-laws Francis Fisher (Father), Norma Fisher (sister), both of Northfield, Mass., Ellen (sister) and Richard Roberts Jr. of Leverett, Mass.; a special friend Matthew Snow of Northfield, Mass.; four grandchildren Benjamin, Hannah, Donelda, and Jaden; 11 neices and nephews. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his sister Judy Dubay of Highland, Mich. Honoring Daniel’s wishes there will be no services. The family request that contributions be made in Daniel’s name to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly. - Sayre Morning Times, Mar.10.2010
LITKE Gustaf "Gust"
February 7, 2010 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born August 28, 1914 in Munson, PA, the son of Henry and Rose Ziemer Litke. Gust was a retired dairy herdsman, and was employed by Handy and Harman. He was a member of the Forest Baptist Church, Morrisdale, PA. Gust is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra Flack and Tom Hill of Mansfield, PA, Nancy and David Mitchell of Corry, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Rose Litke of Newbern, NC; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Effie, in 2008; a brother and 4 sisters. Friends are invited to call at the Forest Baptist Church 11:00-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Funeral services will follow there at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Christopher Schafer officiating. Burial in Forest Baptist Church Cemetery.
LYLE Melissy Jean,
Age 76, of Corning, formerly of Horseheads, NY died Sunday January 31, 2010 at Corning Hospital, in Corning, NY. There are no prior calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be in Bradford Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Altay Baptist Church, c/o Steve Wicker 4485 Six Corners Rd. Dundee, NY 14837. Melissy was born April 29, 1933 in Tyrone, NY, the daughter of the late Paul and Cassie Yawger Lyle. She worked for many years in manufacturing development with the Schuyler County A.R.C. in Watkins Glen, and retired from U.C.P. in Horseheads, NY in 2005. She attended the Altay Baptist Church when ever she could. A loving and caring sister, and aunt; she is loved and will be missed by three brothers, James Lyle of Dundee, NY, Jack (Gail) Lyle of Bath, Roland (Suckey) Lyle of Branchport, NY; five sisters Mary Schroeder of Penn Yan, NY, Winifred Seyboldt of Horseheads, Atha Lee Dencenburg of Altay, Naomi DeCamp of Bath, Wanda (Jim) Penna of Hammondsport; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was pre-deceased by a brother, Richard Lyle in 2005. The family wishes to thank the many caregivers over the years; who shared their love and provided Melissy with a wonderful living environment. There are far too many to mention, but you know who you are. Thank you! Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.
MACKEY - A devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, Melvin
E. Mackey, 76, died
on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, after an extended illness at home. A native of Franklin, N.Y., Melvin served in the Army, graduated from Hartwick College, and taught music for 33 years at Tioga Central Schools in Upstate New York. During his career there, he led a successful string & harp program and later added elementary vocal music. He was involved with the Boy Scouts and Little League baseball for many years; was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Waverly, N.Y. Throughout the years, Melvin enjoyed playing violin for many weddings, church services and community events in New York and Florida. He is survived by his wife, Helene Scheifele Mackey; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Denise, Tim and Paula, and Ben and Kim; two grandchildren, Amanda and Kevin; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Audrey & Richard Strangeway and Phyllis and James Jennings; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Waverly, N.Y., at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. Interment will take place in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Verona, N.Y., at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, N.Y. Contributions may be made in Melvin’s memory to the Alzheimer’s foundation online at http://www.alz.org or by mail at Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. -Sayre Morning Times, Feb. 4, 2010
MACZUGA - Helen V. Radzavicz - Age 93, died
Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at the Homestead Nursing Home in Penn Yan, NY. Helen was born in Nanticoke, PA, the daughter of the late Andrew and Julia Gorka Maczuga. She was a retiree of Westinghouse. She will be remembered by both relatives and friends for her artistic and creative afghans that she crafted for them. In addition to her parents, she was preceded her in death by her husband, Andrew L. Radzavicz; her brothers, Frances, Louis, Joseph, Charles, and Raymond Maczuga; and her sisters, Julia Swatek and Amelia Maczuga. Helen is survived by her son, Jack of Penn Yan, NY; her sister, Jane Lukowski of NJ; her granddaughter, Jill (Kevin) Ayres of South Carolina; her grandson, Jay (Maureen) Radzavicz of Florida; her grandchildren, Brendan and Bonnie Ayres; and also several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 15, 2010, at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Liberty St., Penn Yan, NY. Interment will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Nanticoke, PA at the convenience of the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.12.2010
MAHNKE Harry Lewis, Sr.
79 years, of 4 South Corning Road, died February 5, 2010 at his home. He was born August 7, 1930 in Macedon, NY the son of the late John Joseph and Florence Sarah Pardee Mahnke. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. Harry and Hertha Chapin were married June 26, 1952 in Mansfield, PA. Hertha predeceased him May 2, 2009. He was a retired employee of the Box Factory – Corning Inc. Among survivors his son, Harold (Karen) Mahnke of Beaver Dams, NY; daughter, Debi Lozo of Gillett, PA; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Private Committal Service with full Military Rites will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. Memorial Donations can be given in Harry's name to Debi Lozo, RR2 Box 867, Gillett, PA 16925.
MARCELLINO - HUMAN, Helen Marie Marcellino
Of Watkins Glen, NY, age 77, of 401 Tenth St., Watkins Glen, NY, died
peacefully on Thursday, February 4, 2010, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2010, at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of one's. Helen was born in Watkins Glen, NY on May 17, 1932, the daughter of the late John and Nellie Marcellino. She was a member of the Watkins Glen High School graduating Class of 1950. Helen was employed as a telephone operator for AT&T, the Glen-Baxter Dairy, and as a library clerk for Watkins Glen Central School. She was a past member of the Watkins Glen Elk's, St. Mary's Guild, and a parishioner of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in which she was very actively involved. She had volunteered for many area organizations including Schuyler Hospitals Auxiliary, the Chamber of Commerce, the Schuyler County Veteran's Service Agency. She was a member of the Watkins Glen High School Alumni and a key organizer for the Class of 1950. She was well known for her Jello Cakes, pasta fagioli, and her anisette cookies. Helen was a very loving and proud mother and grandmother and was very active in her grandchildren's activities and lives. With all of her love and kindness, Helen, was a mother and grandmother to many of her families friends and extended relatives. Helen is survived by her children, Charles Human Jr., Patty (Jeff) Meehan both of Watkins and Brenda (John) Leu of NC; her grandchildren, Jeffrey Charles, Marissa Kari, and Katherine Amanda Meehan; her brother, Rocco Marcellino of Watkins Glen; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by her husband, Charles L. Human Sr; her brothers, Joseph and John Marcellino; her sister, Rose Huber; and sisters-in-law, Teddie Marcellino and Lucille Marcellino.
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. She is survived by 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.
MAURER - Helen E. Rider, 81, of Athens, Pa. died
Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 at home. She was born Feb. 15, 1928 in East Cameron Twp. the daughter of the late Ira and Lollie Tobias Maurer. Helen retired from American LaFrance after 25 years of service. She was a volunteer in the Coal Twp. and Ulster Mather Memorial Libraries. Helen enjoyed crocheting, knitting, bingo, and reading. She is predeceased by two sisters, and two brothers. Helen is survived by her children Ira D. Rider of New Milford, Pa., and William Rider of Ulster, Pa.; four grandchildren Jenny, Christy, Denise, and Kati; four great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Freedman of Wildwood, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services will be announced by the family at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. of Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Ulster Mathers Memorial Library, 300 Main Street, Ulster, and PA 18850. -Sayre Morning Times, Feb. 4, 2010
MICHAEL - MAYES, Rosella M. (Michael)
Age 87, of Jackson Creek Rd., Erin, died
at home Feb. 4, 2010. She is survived by her husband of nearly 65 years, Clarence Mayes. Also surviving are their son, Robert Mayes, also of Erin, NY and with whom they resided; brother, James (Linda) Dugan of Horseheads, NY; many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors. She was also predeceased by their infant daughter, Patricia Mayes. Rosella and her husband were longtime residents of Jackson Creek Rd. in Erin. She was a loving wife and mother and devoted to her family. She loved gardening, being outside and always loved her pets. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Thursday, Feb. 11 2010, from 2-4:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 p.m. Those wishing may also remember her with memorials to the Cerebral Palsy & Handicapped Children's Assoc. of Chemung County, 398 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY 14845.
MIETTINEN - She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Spencer - Liisa I. Edelman, 94, formerly of Lockwood, died Monday, February 8, 2010 at Park Ridge Living Center, Rochester, N.Y. She was born in Yohannes, Finland, on October 7, 1915, the daughter of Toivo and Hilda Maria (Rapeli) Miettinen. She was predeceased by husband, Albert E. Edelman, and two sisters, Vieno H. Miettinen and Elli M. Vare. Liisa is survived by son David E. (Anna) Edelman, Rochester; grandson, Eric Edelman, San Antonio, Texas; granddaughter, Carrie Thomas, Austin, Texas; brother, Vilho J. Miettinen, Finland; nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Spencer. Friends may call on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Beverly Davenport officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, N.Y. Memorials may be directed to Unity Health Foundation (Park Ridge Loving Center), 1555 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.10.2010
NORTH - Mary (North) Vollmer, 99, of Saint Mary's Manor, Lansdale Pa., formerly of Rydal, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Saint Mary's Manor. She was born in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pa., on April 23, 1910. She was the daughter of the late Dennis and Blanche O'Neill North. She moved to Dushore, Pa., at an early age and graduated from Saint Basil's High School in 1928. She graduated from nursing school at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1932, were she was employed for several years. She later moved to Abington, Pa., where she continued her nursing career. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl S Vollmer; two brothers, Paul B. North of Dushore and John North of Abington; and four sisters, Catherine North of Abington, Veronica McDonald of Dushore, Sister Rose Alice C.S.J, and twin Sister Rose Anita C.S.J. of Buffalo, N.Y. She is survived by two stepchildren: Earl (Sue) Vollmer Jr. of Rydal, Pa., and Valerie (Barney) Berlinger of Carversville, Pa.; along with six step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mary was a former member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, in Abington, Pa., and was currently of member of Saint Mary's Manor Chapel in Lansdale. Mary was a very caring person who always thought of others. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 with a viewing at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Saint Basil's Church in Dushore Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Towanda Daily Review, Feb.8.2010
OHL - ERWAY, Mary Jane
Age 86 of Elmira, NY, died March 8, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Endicott, NY November 26, 1923, daughter of Maurice John Ohl and Letha Eughemia Edwards. She is survived by a son, Grover (Ann) Erway, Owego; grandchildren, Molly (Ed) Corwin, Owego, Barbara (Jeff) Hughston, Lyons, GA, Carl Erway, Cleveland, OH, John (Jessica) Erway, Owego; ten great grandchildren, Shawn, Randy and Stephanie Corwin, Kyle, Andrew and Samantha Hughston, Adam and Brandon Erway, Austin and Zachary Erway; sister, Sister Barbara Ohl, Garrison, NY. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Hector Union Cemetery, Route 414, Hector, NY. Star-Gazette on April
OHL - Mary Jane Erway, 86, Elmira, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. She was born in Endicott, NY on November 26, 1923, the daughter of Maurice John Ohl and Letha Euphemia Edwards. A graveside service will be announced in the spring. Arrangements are with the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.12.2010
OSBORNE - SNYDER, Bernice M.
Age 96, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. Born February 6, 1914, in Factorytown, PA, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Vandalin (Ellis) Osborne. Bernice was predeceased by two husbands, Max Conable and Marvin Snyder, and a special companion, Robert Sinton. She worked at Galeton Production for over 33 years. She was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines, a founding member and former President of the VFW Women's Auxiliary #6611 in Galeton, and a founding member of the Women of the Moose in Galeton. Bernice's greatest joys in life were animals, artwork, paintings, feeding deer, and fishing. Surviving is a half brother, Allen Benjamin of Seal, AL; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, husbands, and companion; Bernice was predeceased by her step-father, Howard Benjamin; her sisters, Nellie Allen and Alice Douglas; and a half-sister, Cora Smith. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Monday, February 15, 2010, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with funeral services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. David K. Shultz will officiate. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 83, Gaines, PA 16921.
OTT - He was extremely mechanical, and could fix anything he
tried. Walter L. Ott, 69, of Waverly, N.Y. and formerly of Owego,
at home on Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia Ott; his two daughters and son-in-law, Trina and Nick Smith, Huntersville, N.C., Angela Ott, Barneveld, N.Y.; his mother, Julia (Ott) Barrett; his sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and James Nichols, Binghamton, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Ott; his sister, Marlene Covey; and his step-father, Marshall Barrett. Walter was born on Sept. 24, 1940, in Sayre, Pa. He retired from IBM and Lockheed Martin in Owego after over 30 years of service. Walt always enjoyed camping trips with his family at Cayuga Lake and later with his motor home all around New York and Pennsylvania. He was extremely mechanical, and could fix anything he tried. He used this gift in restoring antique automobiles, and his love of rebuilding player pianos. A funeral service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Rte. 17c West, Owego on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at 2 p.m. with his nephew, Mitch Nichols officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Tioga Cemetery, Owego. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home on Saturday from noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. Please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Walt to the Guthrie Clinic Oncology Department, Nancy Quattrini Fund, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 or to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Dr. Binghamton, NY 13901. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.12.2010
PECK Joyce Lorraine - Mrs. Joyce (Peck) Riley, 85, of Breakneck
Hill Road, died
peacefully, surrounded by her family, May 13, 2010, at her home. She was the devoted wife of the late John J. Riley. Mrs. Riley was born Marcella Jane Peck on Sept. 9, 1924, in Elmira, NY to Durland and Sadie (Osbourne) Peck. She was adopted on May 20, 1925, by her aunt, Elizabeth (Janowsky) and her husband, John Peck, and renamed Joyce Lorraine Peck. She married John J. Riley on June 26, 1943, and settled in Troy. Her family was her life, and for many years she enjoyed hosting family gatherings at her summer home on Indian River Bay in Delaware. Joyce is survived by her daughter, Jacquelyn Del Negro and her husband, Anthony, Middlebury, with whom she made her home; sister, Betsy Storrs; grandsons, Christopher Del Negro and his wife, Heather, Williamsburg, VA, Andrew Del Negro and his wife, Karla, Middlebury and Shawn Riley and his wife, Chrissie, Brookhaven, PA; six great-grandchildren, Sage, Jacob and Owen Del Negro, Gaius Del Negro and Allison and Caitlin Riley; two nieces and two nephews. She is predeceased by her son, Tom Riley, two sisters, one brother and a niece. A celebration of Joyce's life was held May 19, at Maiorano Funeral Home, Waterbury. Memorial contributions in Joyce's name may be made to VNA Health at Home Inc., 27 Siemon Company Dr., Watertown 06795; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. – Canton Sentinel, May 21, 2010
PELRAH - Todd G. Pelrah - Age 65, of Parrish, FL, died
on February 22, 2010. Born in Williamsport, PA and moved to Manatee County, FL in 2005 from Ithaca, NY. He was predeceased by his son, Michael T. Pelrah and wife, Patricia (Slater) Pelrah. He is survived by his daughter, Teresea Renshaw (R. Scott Baldwin); grandchildren, Breyanna and Jonathan Renshaw, all of Elmira; brothers, Jack (Carol) Pelrah of Horseheads, Gary Pelrah of Millport, and Carl (Sue) Pelrah of Elmira; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jacqueline and Charles Simcoe of Painted Post; along with a host of relatives and friends. Todd retired from Cornell University. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, March 13th, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. His memorial service will be held at 12 Noon. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.12.2010
RAUPERS - Alyce Raupers Bluett, 87, died
on Tuesday Feb.2, 2010 in Tijeras, New Mexico, following a short illness. Alyce was the youngest of seven children born to the late Peter and Dora (Kimball) Raupers. Alyce is survived by her husband James Bbluett and son Marc Bluett and family, both of whom also reside in Tijeras. Alyce was a graduate of Athens High School. Following graduation she worked as a nurses aid at the Robert Packer Hospitol, a riviter at the Brooklyn Naval Yards (during WWII) and at Salmina in New Mexico. She had resided in New Mexico for over 40 years but she always considered “the Valley” home. She was an accomplished painter and animal lover, especially her many dogs and cats. Alyce was predeceased by her parents, Dora and Peter; her twin brother Albert (Mary Lou) , Charles (Margaret), John (Mary), Paul (Elizabeth) and sisters Maria Brinkley Anderson (Kenneth), Anna Worden (Kenneth); she is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bradford county animal shelter. Private funeral services will be held at a later date..- Sayre Morning Times, Feb.6.2010
RILEY Troy Anthony II - During the early morning hours of May
11, 2010, Troy Anthony Riley II, 21, of Williamsport died
suddenly as result of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 180. Born in Philadelphia on February 7, 1989, he was the son of Troy A. and Denise (Lopez) Riley. About ten years ago his family moved to Williamsport. Blessed with a keen sense of humor and an outgoing personality, young Troy quickly made new friends. In time he embraced the Islamic faith and was an active member of the Muslim community in Williamsport. However, that never prevented him from having close friends of all faiths. He always strove to live by the creed, "There is no god but God." He is survived by his parents and two sisters, as well as a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. His Janaaza (funeral prayer service) was conducted Friday, May 14 at the Williamsport Islamic Center on West Memorial Avenue, with Imam Abdul leading the prayers. Interment followed in Wildwood Cemetery. Professional services were entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home. – Canton Sentinel, May 21, 2010
ROBBINS - Norman S. Robbins, 63, of Raymond, N.H. died Jan. 24, 2010 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. He was born in Waverly, N.Y. on April 29, 1946 the son of the late Charles S. and Mildred (Depew) Robbins. He attended Waverly High School in Waverly and graduated with the class of 1964. In 1994 he graduated from Hesser College. He was a resident of Raymond for 40 years. Norman enlisted in the US Navy in 1964, serving 6 years active duty aboard destroyers. He worked for Raytheon Marine and Sorensen in Manchester, NH for 25 years and Raytheon MSD in Andover, Mass. for 7 years, retiring after 32 years in 2004. Norman enjoyed camping, traveling, wintering in Brooksville, Florida and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of more than 41 years, who he married on Sept. 9, 1968 at Morrill Baptist Church, Morrill, Maine, Arlene L. (Morse) Robbins of Raymond; three brothers, Arthur, Franklin and William Robbins; four sisters, Patricia Sulger-Phelan, Charolette Petty, Ida Shipman and Shirley Howard and several nieces and nephews. In his life: Norman will also be missed by his mother in-law, Pauline L. (Warman) Thomas of Belfast, Maine; sisters in-law, Cheryl Perry, Shelia Fuller, Kathy Morin, Sharon Lee, Cindy Shaw, Dolores Davis and their families and special friends, Lorn Munson and Art Decker. He was predeceased by his brother, Louis Robbins and his sister, Louise Ennis. His calling hour was held at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St, corner of Union St, Manchester. His funeral service followed in the funeral home Chapel. Following cremation private burial will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norman’s name can be made to the Manchester Mental Health Foundation, 401 Cypress St, Manchester, NH 03103 or to the charity of your choice. Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is in charge of arrangements. Sayre Morning Times, Feb. 4, 2010
ROWE - She always led by example and inspired those around her
to always be their best. Susanne Louise Wolfe, 62, of Sayre has been guided
gently home to the arms of our Lord. She died
at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Susanne was born on Oct. 29, 1947 in Dauphin County, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Celia Bingaman Rowe. Susanne was passionate about life and especially her family. She always led by example and inspired those around her to always be their best. Susanne dedicated her life to helping people and had a special passion for helping any child in need. She was a dedicated teacher who was loved, honored and respected by her students and peers. Throughout her thirty plus year career in the Athens Area School District she touched countless lives. Her life revolved around her family. She also enjoyed playing tennis, kickboxing, aerobics, horseback riding, hiking, and camping. She was also well known for the 10,000 plus Christmas cookies she made and gave away as gifts every year. Susanne is the strength of her family and is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert Wolfe; three children Robert Wolfe, Alison Coyle, Krista Satterly; and eight grandchildren, Cassi Coyle, Nicholas Coyle, Jessica Truesdail, Anthony DeCoro, Angel DeCoro, Lauren Wolfe, Chase Satterly, and Keegan Satterly; brother Raymond Rowe of Douglasville, Pa. Susanne was predeceased by her grandson, Anthony Wakefield. Those who knew Susanne were blessed by her grace. She will be greatly missed by all. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sayre Christian Church. Funeral services will follow calling hours at 1 p.m. at the church with Pastor James Doahoo officiating. Burial will be held at the convenence of the family. Because of her passion for the Christmas season and helping children, in lieu of flowers the family encourages donations be made in Susanne’s memory to: ‘Christmas Is for Kids’ in care of WATS/WAVR, 204 Desmond Street, Sayre, PA 18840. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St., Waverly NY. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.12.2010
SCHINDEWOLF Frederick L.
77, of Lawrenceville, PA, died
February 5, 2010 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born December 1, 1932 in Trenton, NJ, the son of Frederick and Evelyn Bogart Schindewolf. Fred was a retired electrician, and a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former H. Ann Cruise; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Marc of Blue Bell, PA, Douglas and Linda of Horsham, PA; a stepson, Kenneth VanSant of Wellsboro, PA; two stepdaughters, Patti (Nick) Portale of Port St. Lucie, FL, Nina (Mike) Bray of Doylestown, PA; and six grandchildren, Amanda Sciolla, Jessica, Nicole, Erica and Dillon Schindewolf, and Kelsey Bray. A memorial service celebrating Fred's life will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, PO Box 293, Wellsboro, PA 16901. A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
Age 81, of Tamarac, FL, formerly of Binghamton, and Elmira, NY died
on January 31, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis; his children, Mark, Susie, Laurie and Ted; and his grandchildren, Joshua and Andrea.
SMITH - James Smith, 91, of Palm Desert, Calif., died
on March 13, 2010. He was born on Aug. 12, 1918 to John and Carrie Mitchell Smith of Sayre. He lived all his life in Sayre until and he has wife moved to Palm Desert in 2004. He is survived by his wife Frances Smith, daughter Pamela Houtz, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins in Scranton. A memorial service was held March 19, 2010. - Sayre Morning Times, Mar.20.2010
SOULE Robert "Bob" E.
Of Cayutaville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 8, 2010, at the age of 83. Born on October 5, 1926 in Hector, Bob was the son of the late Oscar and Margaret (Strong) Soule. He was a member of the American Legion Post #676 and many other organizations. Bob attended the Cayutaville Church. Bob loved his family unconditionally and cherished every moment he spent with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his son, Rob; and three sisters and four brothers. Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce Soule; two children, Lori (Kevin) Snow of Cayutaville and Chris (Tracy) Soule of Ithaca; six grandchildren, Jeremiah (Theresa) Snow, Heather (Mark) Hall, Rachel Snow, and David, Justin, and Michael Soule; four great-grandchildren, Sean and Abigail Snow, and Ryan and Nathan Hall; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on March 13, 2010 at the Cayutaville Church with Bob's nephew Pastor Doug Reynolds, Pastor Dave Connors, and Pastor Steve DeWalt officiating. Food and fellowship will follow after the service at the church. In lieu flowers, the family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Bob's memory to kindly consider the Cayutaville Church, Cayutaville Rd., Alpine, NY 14805 or to a charity of the donor's choice. The family is being assisted by the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg. 1-888-534-5446
STANSFIELD - GIAMMICHELE-McKAY Patricia Stansfield
January 14, 1940 - February 7, 2010
"Patti" of Ellenville, NY died
on February 7, 2010 at Ellenville Regional Hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 70 years old. She was born in Elmira, NY on January 14, 1940 and moved to the Ellenville area in 1965. She was the daughter of the late Everett Stansfield (Rochester, NY) and Evelyn Robinson Hogan Stansfield (Elmira, NY.) Patti was a faithful member of the Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew in Ellenville and had attended the Ellenville United Methodist Church for a time. She worked at the Eastern Correctional Facility for 23 years and had been most recently employed at the Ulster Federal Credit Union's Ellenville Office. She is survived by her children, Michael Giammichele, Theresa Hyatt, Mark Giammichele and his wife, Sherry and Anthony "A.J." Giammichele and his wife, Joy; her grandchildren, Nicholas, Vincent, Lindsay and her husband, John, Andrew and Tyler Hyatt, Robert, Madeleine, Steven and Joseph; her great-grandchildren, Calib, Gabriella and Arryannah; her brother; Mike Stansfield and his wife Judy; her sisters, Alyce "Bunny" Gaskin and MaryAnn Weaver; nieces and nephews, Cindy, Ben, Heather and Gertie Stansfield, Laurie, Tracy and Mitchell Gaskin and Scott Weaver. Besides her family, she wants to be remembered by Berdella (Ber-Do-Do) Smith, Mary Bury, Iris Friedman, Connie Hempstreet and her former and predeceased husband, Tony Giammichele. Patti loved life, especially her children and special friends. She enjoyed reading and spent many hours browsing at the Ellenville Library. Her favorite saying was: "I shall pass this way but once, Any good, therefore, I can do for my fellow man – Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again" by Etienne deGrallet. Visitation hours will be held on Thursday, February 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Loucks Funeral Home, 79 N. Main St., Ellenville. A Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 12th at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew, 137 S. Main St., Ellenville. Cremation will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Patti's name to the Food Pantries at the Church of St. Mary and St. Andrew or the Ellenville United Methodist Church.
SWICK - LINCOLN, Norma
Age 80, of 8450 Lower Lake Road, died
unexpectedly at her home on Friday, February 5, 2010. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 10, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 Main Street, Ovid. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Reverends Jim and Nancy Yao of the Lodi Presbyterian Chapel. Kindly consider a donation to the South Seneca Ambulance Corps, PO Box 280, Ovid, NY 14521 or the charity of your choice in memory of Norma. Norma was born in the Town of Ovid on April 21, 1929, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Inez (Spooner) Swick. She was a graduate of the Ovid High School. She began her work career as a housekeeper at Willard Psychiatric Center, and then transferred to Newark Developmental Center, retiring in 1984. She had been an active member of the former Ladies Auxiliary of the Lodi Fire Dept, and had many close friends and neighbors on Lodi Point and surrounding areas. She is survived by her children, Diane (Donald) James of Baldwinsville, Donna (Paul) Shaff of Lodi, and Debra (Jake) Stimson of Millport, and David (Debra) Lincoln of Lodi; grandchildren, Dennis James, Paul L. Scott Jr., Donna Crawford, Kurtiss Scott, Steven Shaff, Denise A. Baker, Brad W. Davies, Andrea L. Stein and Stefanie Duggan; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her brothers, Ronald and Wilber "LeRoy" Swick.
TERESKE - Agnes C. Pollock, 86 years, of Raritan Township, New Jersey, died on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in the Hunterdon Care Center, Raritan Center, N.J. Born in Elmer Township, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Coyas Tereske. She had formerly resided in Sergeantsville, N.J., Arnot and Levittown. Agnes was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed needlework, reading, watching classic movies, and the company of her two beloved pets, April and Jackie. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Robert W. Pollock, Sr. and her son, Edward J. Hilgendorff, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Mary Chiacchio of Hamilton, N.J.; her brother, William Tereske and wife, Mary of Gig Harbor, Wash.; daughter, Linda O'Neal and husband, Gary of Levittown; step-son, Robert W. Pollock, Jr. and wife, Kim of Levittown; and step-daughter, Sharon Mayo and husband, Herbert of Ringoes, N.J. She also leaves nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services and interment will be private under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Flemington, N.J. - Wellsboro Gazette, Feb.10.2010
THIER Charles Robert "Bob" Their - Age 91, Spencer, NY, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at home. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, June 8, 1918, the son of George and Minna (Heurich) Thier. He is survived by wife, Anne (Follmer) Thier of 73 years; sons and daughters, Charles (Barbara) Thier, Jr., Barbara Anne (Corky) Corkhill, Carolyn (Nicky) Scarangella, William (Mary) Thier, Steven Thier, Victoria (Bob) Goodwin; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Fuller; son-in-law, Joe Baglivio; 25 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren plus two due summer 2010, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Lawrence Thier; and two daughters, Christine Baglivio and Lauren Chiusano; eight siblings, George, Teddy, Edward, Louis, Christine Reichert, Minnie Their, Ruth McCardell, and Christian Thier. Friends may call on Saturday, March 13, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. The funeral service will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. William A. Moorby officiating. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850. Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.12.2010
THOMPSON - The greatest mom that ever walked - Thelma M. Mitchell,
83, of Waverly died
, Wednesday March 3, 2010 at the Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly, N.Y. Thelma was born Sept. 28, 1926 in Waverly, the daughter of the Late Flora Atchinson Thompson and Harry A. Thompson and wife of the late Walter A. Mitchell who died
in 1987. Thelma was also predeceased by her sister Virginia Thompson and her special friend Donald Loveland who died
in 2005. Thelma was a lifelong resident of the Valley. She attended North Waverly Chapel. Thelma worked on product assembly for Westinghouse. She was “The Greatest Mom That Ever Walked”. Surviving Thelma are her son and daughter Ronald A. Mitchell, of Sayre, Pa. and Audrey (Ronald) Searfoss, of Waverly, N.Y. Six grandchildren survive Thelma Wendy, Susan, Robin, Charles, Tammy and KathiJo. Also surviving Thelma are her special friend Veronica Bump and her very special companion “Punkie” Funeral services will be held Saturday March 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly. The Reverend William Wells will officiate. Family and friends are invited to call on the family at the funeral Home Saturday morning March 6 from 10 a.m. until time of the service. The family would like to thank the caring and professional staff at the North Unit at the Elderwood Nursing Facility for the wonderful care they gave Thelma. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Thelma’s name to Stray Haven Humane Society. - Sayre Morning Times, Mar.5.2010
WEBSTER Francis (Frank) Eugene, Jr.
Of Elmira, NY, 55 years old died suddenly Feb. 4, 2010. He was born Sept 14, 1954 in Cranston, RI. Frank was preceded in death by his parents Francis E. Sr. and Mildred Kozlowski Webster. He is survived by wife Linda Webster, sisters: Magda (Dake) Clark of Kerrville, TX; Jean (Garl) Zimmerman of New Port Richey, FL and brother Martin O. Webster. Nephews: James, David, Michael Garczynski and Joseph Ordway. Nieces: Kelly Torgerson and Tina McMillan; Grand nieces & nephews: Cathleen, Thomas and Samantha Garczynski; Leslie Bolton, Conner and Hunter Garczynski, Maxine Torgerson, Alexis and Cassidy McMillan; Step children Sean (Rachel) Buono and Holly (Chris) Johnson; Grandchildren Taylor Buono and Samantha and Mackenzie Johnson; Auntie Claire L. Webster of Coventry, RI and Uncle Earl Webster of FL. Frank is survived by many cousins in Elmira and the East Coast from New England to Florida. He also has extended family in FL. Frank was a local contractor for many years and in addition to improving people's homes, he improved people's lives by his presence, charm and sense of humor. He was always there when a friend was in need. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial Services for friends and family will be held at Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Saturday, February 20, 2009 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity or a charity of one's choice.
WHITE - Our beloved mother, Stella Wolfe, has completed her life’s journey and joined her loving husband, Harlen Sr. in eternal rest on Jan. 29, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years; her only son, Harlen Jr.; grandsons William Darly Donlin, Timothy Wolfe; parents and several siblings. She will be greatly missed and always loved by her daughters, Delores (Arthur) Alpaugh, Phyllis (William) Eddy, Shirley (Alfred) Taylor and daughter-in-law Idella Wolfe. Also survived by her special brother Robert (Virginia) White; favorite sister-in-law Sarah White; sisters Patricia Hall, Helen Soper and brother Jack Erle. Others remaining behind and missing her are 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends. Mrs. Wolfe was born in Athens, Pa. and lived her entire life in the Valley until she moved to California 7 years ago to live with, and be cared for, by her daughter Shirley and son-in-law Al. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, and a lifetime member of the South Waverly Fireman’s Auxiliary. Funeral services at St. John’s Church with a spring burial will be announced later. Caring assistance is being provided by Russ Monroe Funeral Home, Fair Oaks, Calif. - Sayre Morning Times, Feb.6.2010
WILKINS - SCHIEFEN Mary Lou
Age 89 of Corning, NY formerly of Horseheads, NY died
on Sunday February 7, 2010 at Bethany Manor. Mary Lou was born June 6, 1920 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Lewis J. Wilkins and Anna D. Shea Wilkins. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Elmira College and was a member of The American Association of University Women. Mary Lou married her husband, James C. Schiefen, on August 2, 1947 and they would have celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary on August 2, 2010. Mrs. Schiefen was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horsheads, NY. She enjoyed gardening and everything Mother Nature had to offer. Mrs. Schiefen is survived by her loving and devoted husband James C. Schiefen; daughter and son-in-law: Cindy & Richard Annunziata of Horseheads, NY; granddaughters: Lisa M. (Aaron) Miller of Corning, NY and Lori A. (Abe) Tenenbaum of Fabius, NY; great grandchildren: Isaac Tenenbaum and Sadie Tenenbaum of Fabius, NY and Morgan Miller of Corning, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special friend and neighbor Jeanne Bilson. Private Funeral Services and Interment in Goodsell Cemetery in Hornby, NY at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Mrs. Schiefen through memorials to The Children's Miracle Network 600 Roe Avenue Elmira, NY 14905. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the entire staff at Bethany Manor for their loving and compassionate care of their beloved wife, mother, and grandmother Mary Lou Schiefen. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
WILLIAMS - Frank C. Williams, 84, of Springville, PA, died on
Friday, March 12, 2010 at home. He is preceded in death by his wife of
29 years, Mary E. Williams, who died
in October 2009 and by his first wife of 29 years, Carol M. Williams. He was born June 9, 1925, son of the late Leon and Alice Williams. Frank was a farmer for most of his life and for a short time worked for Springville Township. He will most be remembered as a loving father, who enjoyed life and family. He also had a great enjoyment for traveling, baseball/Cincinnati Reds, playing cards and farming. He will be deeply missed by his children, grandchildren, sister and brother. Survivors include his children, Nancy and husband, Gene Bush of Springville, Alice and Ray Davis of Meshoppen, Gloria and Jim Baker of Springville, Robin and Wayne Michaels of Meshoppen, Ralph Williams of Springville; a brother, Roger Williams and sister, Esther Ralston; grandchildren Susan Huff, Steven Leiser, Kathy Filer, Charles Davis, Frankie Davis, Marty Davis, Gavin Davis, Kimberly Lane, Danielle Davis, James (Bucky) Baker, Emily Baker, Heather Stone, Jeremy Vaskas, Kyle Michaels, Timmy Williams and Tommy Williams. He was preceded in death by a son, James Williams; grandson, Kenneth Leiser and sister, June Glemser. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 26 at 10 a.m. with Pastor John Shaffer from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Interment will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Lemon United Methodist Church. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, Mar.25.2010