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.
ACE Elsie - Mrs. Elsie A. McMicken, 79, formerly of Meshoppen,
unexpectedly at Ann’s Grove Nursing Home in Tunkhannock on Friday morning, June 11, 2010. She was born in Retta on March 12, 1931, daughter of the late Floyd L. and Ethel C. Younker Ace. Mrs. McMicken was a graduate of Meshoppen High School, Class of 1949. While living in Meshoppen most of her life, she was employed by Ken-Mar Home Furnishings for a number of years and continued working as a secretary for Tri-County Insurance in Tunkhannock, for over 30 years, where she would later retire from. She was very active in the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women and was a pianist for the church and Sunday School for a number of years. Elsie was also a member of the Tyler Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Meshoppen Birthday Club. Surviving are her daughter, Renée Williams of Meshoppen; son, Neil McMicken of Meshoppen; four grandchild-dren, Tara Williams of Meshoppen, Chad Williams of Murrieta, CA, Robyn McMicken and Jennifer McMicken, both of Montrose. She is also survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mrs. Lucy Keeney of Meshoppen and Regina and Charles Pierson of East Rush; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Janet Ace of Elizabethtown, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Ace. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 15 at 11 a.m. from the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tom Mott of the church, officiating. Interment was in the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Family and friends called at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, on Monday evening, June 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Cris Wiswell, 1 Digger Drive, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. – Wyalusing rocket Courier, June 17, 2010
BERGER - BENTLEY Anna Lou (Berger)
Died May 13, 2010 in Penfield, NY. She was predeceased by her parents, Roy and Elizabeth Berger; brothers, Robert and Donald. She is survived by her husband, R. William; five daughters, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; brother, William (Alice) Berger; sister, Judy (Chuck) Seurman; sisters-in-law, Margaret Berger, Peg Berger, Jeanne (Bentley) Hopkins; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Penfield Presbyterian Church on Monday, July 5th at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Anna Lou to either Penfield Presbyterian Church or Penfield Volunteer Ambulance. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 25, 2010
BLAKE Doris Mae - Doris Mae Sharpsteen, 85 of Lockwood, NY, died
suddenly on June 25 surrounded by her family. Doris was born in South Waverly, PA. on February 13, 1925, the daughter of the Late Franklin E. and Myrtle VanGorder Blake. Doris was a caring and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who lived her life taking care of her family, and always thought of her children first. She loved going to Bingo, planting flowers, cooking, singing, crocheting, making things for her family, and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a 25-year member of the Owego Loyal Order of Moose, a lifetime member of the Lockwood Volunteer Fire Department , and a member of the Sayre V.F.W. Doris was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Henry. She is survived by her five children sons and daughters in law; Donald and Diane Sharpsteen, Spencer, NY, Allen and Debbie Sharpsteen, Waverly, NY, daughters; Dolores Allen, Waverly, NY, Lena Sharpsteen, Waverly, NY, daughter and son in law Bonnie-Lee and Darel Kyle Jr., Lockwood, NY. Also 16 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren. Doris is also survived by her sister, Frances Mooney, of Newfield, NY, half sisters; Betty Campbell, and June Matthews, half brothers; Henry Blake, of VanEtten,NY and Ronald Blake, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Doris was predeceased by her brother, Franklin L. Blake, sister, Myrtle Johnson, half sisters; Katherine and Mary Blake and Dale Eccelston, half brothers; Frank, Purl and Howard Blake, her grandchildren; Michael John Lindblad, Dontai Grayson, and Carter Wheeler.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday June 29, 2010 at noon at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY. Pastor Richard Vanderpoel will officiate. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of the service. Internment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly, NY . Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Doris’ name to the American Cancer Society. - Sayre Morning Times, June 28, 2010
BLANCHARD Jack C.
Age 70, of Burdett, NY, died
at home on Monday, June 28, 2010. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday from 9-10am; a funeral service will follow at 10am; burial at Hector Presbyterian Cemetery. Jack was recently predeceased by his wife of almost 50 years, Freda M. (Lott) Blanchard on May 29, 2010. He is also predeceased by parents, Harold and Mildred Blanchard; and a son, Scott Blanchard. He is survived by his children, J. Todd (Karen) Blanchard of Logan, Jeffrey (Michele) Blanchard of Watkins Glen; daughter-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Blanchard of Hagerstown, MD; sister-in-law, Ruthanna (Marvin) Secord of Logan; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Lott of Burdett and Virginia Lott of Montour Falls; brother-in-law, James Bardeen of Burdett; six grandchildren, Karlee, Hilary, Jonathan, Victoria, Craig and Scott; his faithful and loving companion Kirby; and many nieces and nephews. Jack worked 33 years for ISA Babcock of Ithaca until 1993 as a Production Manager. He continued his career with Avian Farms in Kentucky and Maine, and later with Empire Agri Systems in Auburn, NY. Jack was the Treasurer for the Logan Community Center; former member and youth leader at the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church and at the former Logan United Methodist Church. Jack will be remembered for his love as an outdoorsman, and love of hunting, shooting, and fishing. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler Co, 2386 County Road 10, Alpine, NY 14805 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 29, 2010
BONHAM - BARTLETT, Lori M.
age 45 of Elmira Heights died
after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on Wed. June 16, 2010. Lori was born in Lodi, NY, on Feb. 21 1965 and was raised in Beaver Dams. Lori was predeceased by her parents, Chester aand Iva (Mosher) Bonham. She is survived by her daughters, Nichole (Scott Shirley) Draheim of Horseheads, Jessica Phillips, Brandy Breese both of Elmira Heights, Ashley Vaughn of Monterey, TN, Lindsey Squires of Corning, granddaughters, Amelyah Breese and Blair Phillips; sister, Sandy Jean Goode; brothers: Ronnie Bonham, Donnie (Jackie) Bonham all of Beaver Dams. best friend, companion and “S.O.” Donald Miller who was always there for her and always at her side; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Lori enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, crafts, fishing and gardening. She especially enjoyed her flowers. Family and friends are invited to call at the barber Funeral Home 43 So. Main St. Horseheads on Monday June 28, 2010 from 4-5:00 pm. Her service will follow there at 5:00 pm. Interment will be at Beaver Dams Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Lori with a memorial to Falck Cancer Center 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14901. – Barber Funeral Home, June 18, 2010
BROWN - Frances M. Carter, 99, of Corning, NY, formerly of Addison, NY, entered into rest Dec. 1, 2009. She was born August 5, 1910, in Borden, NY, to the late Dora Brown Long and Will Brown. She was married to Thomas Harvey Carter from England who preceded her in death May 3, 1977. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Howell, Newfield, NY; Ethel Jones, Addison, NY and brother William Brown, Largo, FL. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia (Roger) Watkins, Buffalo, NY; Peggy (Roger) Wynkoop, Osceola, PA; four grandsons, Mark Brian, Thomas (Linda) Watkins, Alan (Jenni) Brian and Steven Watkins; several great grandchildren and nephews. Francis was a homemaker, childcare provider, manager of ProAction meal site in Addison and had 15,000 hours as a RSVP volunteer. She was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Addison, NY, and a member of the Episcopal Church Women. Burial will be in the Addison Rural Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on July 3rd at 11:30 AM in the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Wombaugh Square, Addison, NY. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Redeemer. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. Funeral home obituary
BROWN Harold - Harold (Sonny) Brown, 82, former Sayre resident
Sunday, June 13, 2010 at the M.D. Anderson Hospital in Orlando, Fla. with his daughters Louise, Jeanne, Debbie and two granddaughters at his bedside. Born May 24, 1928 in Sayre, Pa. he was the son of the late Evelyn Brown DeSisti and Harold Brown. He attended Sayre High School and served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed by DeWitt Electric in Athens, Pa. and retired from the Lehigh Valley Railroad. After moving to Orlando, Fla. he was employed by the Sheraton Hotel, serving as their Chief of Maintenance until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sun Brown, as well as his first wife and mother of his six children, Clara Sandroni. Survivors also include his daughters Louise Viruet, Rose Raupers, Jean Pryor, Debbie Whitmire and his sons, Herbert Sandroni and Joseph Brown, all of Orlando, Fla.; his brother, Joseph DeSisti; sisters Patricia Johnson, Leona DeSisti, Marilyn Robinson, and Jacqueline Gallagher; his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his step-father Frank DeSisti; his sister Jean Pierce; his brothers Bernard DeSisti and Franklin DeSisti. A memorial service with Pastor Grace officiating will be held at a later date at the Church of the Light in Orlando, Fla. – Sayre Morning Times, June 16, 2010
BURROUS Ronald L. Age 65, of West Branch Twp., PA, died on Monday, June 14, 2010 at his home. Born June 29, 1944, in West Branch Twp., he was a son of the late Lester and Virginia (Knickerbocker) Burrous. He was married to the former Joan Costanza, who predeceased him on May 20, 2006. Ron was employed by PPL for 35 years. He was a member of the West Pike Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and participating in the Ciminos' hunts, especially for bear. Ron also loved to cook and was well known for his chili. Surviving are his beloved dog, Miss B; two sons, Tony L. Burrous, Galeton and David A. (Wendy Jeffries) Burrous, Germania Station, PA; two daughters, Carmella J. (Lou) Cora, Mansfield, PA and Sarah (Todd) Wagaman, Wellsboro, PA; four grandchildren, Isaiah and Grace Goodreau and Hannah and Silas Wagaman; five brothers; six sisters; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Ron was predeceased by two brothers, Ned and Dell Robert Burrous. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Thursday, June 17, 2010 from 4:00-8:00pm and on Friday, June 18, 2010 from 10:00-11:00am with Funeral Services following at 11:00am. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Laurel Hospice or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 16, 2010
BUTTORFF - KYTTLE, Donna L. Buttorff (Stutzman)
of Louisburg, NC - Pastor Donna L. Kyttle, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 24, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 10, 1940 in Sunbury, Pa., daughter of Leona and Elmer Buttorff, Jr. Donna served God in many ways over her lifetime, is a retired United Methodist Minister and was currently serving as Senior Pastor of the Bunn, NC Foursquare Gospel Church. Besides her mother, Leona Kendall, she is going to be deeply missed by her husband of 49 years, Gary Kyttle, Sr.; son, Gary Kyttle, Jr.; daughter, Sherryll Nadolny; grandchildren, Joshua Hicks; Peter Nadolny; Thomas Nadolny; Stephanie Nadolny; sisters, Jackueine Adams; Jan Windsor; brother, Gary Stutzman; many nieces and nephews; in-laws; aunts; uncles; cousins; heart-adopted children; and friends. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2010 starting at 10 am. The location is the New Hope Worship Center located at 7428 Pearces Road, Louisburg, NC 27549 just north of Bunn, NC off of NC Route 39. In lieu of flowers, tax deductable memorial contributions may be made to THE WELL, 1229 Lake Royale, Louisburg, NC 27549. Donna loved children and the funds will be used to provide a playscape at the community center in Bunn. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 29, 2010
CHILSON Francis L. - Francis L. Chilson, 76, of New Gretna, N.J.,
June 10, 2010. He was born Oct. 12, 1933, the son of Harry and Irene Jennings Chilson. He served in the U.S. Army, and was in the Korean War. He worked for Sylvania for several years and later moved to New Jersey, where he was self employed as a carpenter and cabinet maker. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James A. Chilson. He is survived by a special friend of 20 years, Dorothy Cramer, and her family; a sister, Beverly Dunn of Towanda, Pa.; brothers, Harry (Esther) Chilson, LeRoy (Billie) Chilson of Towanda; and Richard (Sharon) Chilson of Kansas; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at a later date. Wood Funeral Home, 134 E. Main St., Tuckerton, N.J. is in charge of the arrangements. – Towanda Daily Review, June 17, 2010
COLE - Eileen M. Brass, 91, of Cowanesque, died
Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at Carleton Senior Care Home, Wellsboro. She was born April 20, 1919, in Westfield, the daughter of Wallace and Edith Stiles Cole. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Cowanesque United Methodist Church, c/o Fern Plumley, 2771, Rt. 49, Westfield, Pa. 16950. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from June 25 to July 6, 2010
COLE - BRASS Eileen M.
Of Cowanesque, PA died
June 23, 2010 in Wellsboro, PA. She is survived by a son Buddy (Linda) Brass of Knoxville, PA and was preceded in death by her husband Robert. Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 25, 2010
COLE - Wellsboro, Pa. — Eileen M. Brass, 91, of Cowanesque died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Carelton Senior Care Home. She worked as a floor monitor for Galeton Production. Survivors include a son, Buddy Brass of Knoxville. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. Corning Leader - June 24, 2010
COLE Gordon R.
Age 75 of Retirement Estates, Horseheads, NY. He was born February 15, 1935 in Blossburg, PA, son of the late Ray E. and Florence (Bergstresser) Cole and died
Monday, June 14, 2010 at home. He was predeceased by his daughter Joy Cole and brother Raymond Cole. Gordon is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carol; sons Scot Cole with Marilyn Aloi of Elmira, Bill R. Cole of Horseheads; daughter Kay Cole of Orlando, FL; sister Dorothy Court with Bill Carlton of Pine City; brother Calvin and Lucille Cole of Sayre, PA; sister-in-laws Marilyn Cole of Monterey, CA along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cole developed Retirement Estates in Horseheads and Airport Seniors Community in Sayre, PA. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Monday, June 21st at 10:30 am at Retirement Estates Community Center, 34 Retirement Drive, Horseheads. Rev. Gail Wilson, Rev. Lee Thompson and Lay Minister Gerry Orr will officiate. Entombment will be in Shady Rest Cemetery, Holly Hills, FL at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 19, 2010
DAVIS Scott W.
Age 46, of West Mohawk St. Oswego, died
, Sunday, June 20th, 2010 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. Born in Oswego, he was the son of David and Linda (Pollock) Davis of Oswego. Scott was a fireman and a critical care technician with the Oswego Fire Department for 14 years. He previously was employed at Niagara Mohawk for 8 years. Scott enjoyed camping, hiking and crossword puzzles. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He loved his family and fire department. Surviving besides his parents, are his wife, Shawn (Bond) Davis; two daughters, Brandi Davis Leaf of Cortland and Kimberly Davis of Oswego; one son, Daniel Davis of Burdett, NY; three brothers, Jeffrey (Elisa) Davis of Oswego, Todd (Gail) Davis of Miami, FL and Stephen (Sara) Davis of Oswego; one sister, Penny (Brent) Hays of Erie, PA; several nieces and nephews. A Fireman's Service will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson Funeral Home. Calling hours will be held 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, at the funeral home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Oswego Firefighters Association, 35 East Cayuga St., Oswego. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 22, 2010
DIVENY - GILBERT, Alice Theresa (Diveny)
Age 84, died
at her home on June 27, 2010, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, William F., and their five children, Mary Ann (Jay) Johnston of Brockway, PA, Alice Theresa "Terri" (James) Auckland of New Market, VA, Susan M. (Timothy) Krotz of Anaheim, CA, William J. (Amy) Gilbert of Bentley Creek, PA and Michael Gilbert of Auburn, NY; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Annie (Ray) Coughlin of North Tonawanda, NY, and many nieces, nephews. A loving mother and wife, Alice was also known for her athletic achievements. Those who competed against Alice knew her to be a force to be reckoned with on the golf course and bowling alley. She was among the first members of the Mark Twain Women's Golf Association and won the club championship there 13 times. When she and her husband competed in the Polish National Alliance golf tournaments in the 1970s, she won the women's division 7 consecutive years. A talented bowler, Alice earned many honors and held the high series record in the St. Mary's bowling league in Elmira for many years. An Elmira native, she was the daughter of John and Alice (Connelly) Diveny. Alice and her father had the distinction of being the first father and daughter combination to be inducted into the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame. It wasn't just natural athletic prowess that propelled Alice to the top of so many winners' lists; it was her ability to keep a cool focus on each swing of the club or toss of the ball. Her level head and steady nerves in competition were as much a part of Alice as the warmth, intelligence and dry humor she shared with those around her. In addition to athletics, Alice enjoyed bridge with her friends and euchre with her husband at the White Eagles Club, Elmira. Alice recently retired from Soaring Eagles Golf Course Pro Shop after 20 years of service. Her family was important to Alice, as was her participation in the Catholic Church. She will be missed by her family and by the many people she touched in the community and remembered with love. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Alice's memory to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 29, 2010
DUNN - CHRISMAN Judy Lynn
Age 34, of Horseheads, NY, died
Saturday, June 19, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Judy graduated from Watkins Glen High School, Class of 1994. She worked as a Marketing Representative for Sams Club. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm, with funeral services Friday at 10am at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Lakeview Cemetery. Judy is survived by her husband Andy Chrisman II; 8 year old son Zakkary, and 6 year old son Alexander; father Rick Dunn; mother Alice Rice; paternal grandmother Frances Lyboult; maternal grandmother Rosemary Dunn; brothers and sisters, Richard A. Dunn, Jr., Roger Dunn, Cheryl Dunn, Jeremy Dunn, Kevin Raccine; mother-in-law, Kathleen (Ayers) Dunn; father-in-law, Andy Chrisman; sister-in-law, Amber (Adam) Pratt; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Donations may be made to the family or a charity of one's choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 22, 2010
DURANT - CARR, Dawn L. (Durant)
Age 73, of Chemung, NY, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was the loving wife of Rev. James O. Carr of Chemung, NY. The couple married on April 21, 1956 and had 54 happy years together. Dawn was born on July 28, 1936 in Ogdensburg, NY, daughter of the late Ross and Verna (MacClean) Durant. She was a member of the Northern-Central New York Conference of the United Methodist Church and was very active in the United Methodist Women. Dawn was a homemaker, but moreover was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Dawn is survived by her husband Jim; her children, Cynthia (Greg) Misiewicz of Lafayette, NY, Russell J. (Sherry) Carr of Tully, NY, and Rodger (Jeannette) Carr of Watertown, NY; her grandchildren, Zackery Misiewicz and Rachel Carr; her brother, Gerald (Patricia) Durant of The Villages, FL; her sister Faye Pospiech of Fairport, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Dawn was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Joan Durant. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1:00-3:00 PM on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the Wellsburg United Methodist Church, 140 Front St, Wellsburg, NY. The memorial service to honor Dawn's life will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday July 1st at the church with Pastor Daniel Burgess officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of Dawn's family. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 28, 2010
ERVAY - CERNOHORSKY, Evelyn May
Long time resident of Erin, NY died
at Bethany Manor on June 22, 2010 at the age of 92. Evelyn was born April 4, 1918 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of the late Charles and Helen Ludwig Ervay. She retired from the Breesport Post Office after several years of service and was active in the Erin Senior Citizens group. She was pre-deceased by her husband, John Cernohorsky and all her siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Joanne (Donald) Goode of Erin, NY and son, John (Kathy) Cernohorsky Jr. of Tampa, FL; and several grandchildren, a great granddaughter, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. It was Evelyn's wishes that services be held privately at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Evelyn may direct memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830. The family is being assisted by Sullivan's Funeral Home. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 24, 2010
GANUNG Frank D.
Age 87, of Moreland, NY, died
peacefully at home on Saturday, June 19, 2010. Frank was born at home in Moreland, NY on January 26, 1923, the son of late Walter and Bertha Ganung. Frank worked as a dairy farmer on the family farm; and served as the Town of Dix Supervisor from 1961-2005, retiring as the second longest serving Town Supervisor in New York State. He also worked as a motor equipment operator for the Schuyler County Highway Department and served three terms as a Schuyler County Legislator. Frank was predeceased by his wife of 53 years in 2003, Jessie (Henderson) Ganung; and brothers, Robert, Roger, and John Ganung. He is survived by a son, Edward W. Green of Moreland; brother, Carl (Arlene) Ganung of Salt Lake City, UT; grand-daughter, Daphne (Graig) Vona of Addison; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There are no prior visiting services. Burial will be in Roby Cemetery in Grover, PA at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the International Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or a charity of one's choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 21, 2010
GILMAN - Arthur Gilman, 94, of Oconomowoc, Wis., died
Thursday, May 27, 2010. Arthur is survived by his wife, Agnes (nee Crosby); children, Anne Casbeer, Donald (Bonnita) Gilman, Joan (Emery) Shelley, Sue Ellen (Bret) Vincent; grandchildren, Warren (Marta) Casbeer, David (Rachelle) Casbeer, John Casbeer, Kimberly (Roy) Boom, Robert (Jennifer) Gilman, Elizabeth (Michael) Davidson, Eric (Heather) Shelley, Kristina (Jason) Cope, Jessica (Dale) Bunderson, Evan (Kelsey) Shelley, Liesl (Jared) Curtis, Ean Shelley, Hilde Shelley, Daniel (Rachel) Vincent, Andrew (Rebecca) Vincent, Matthew Vincent, Alexander Vincent, Emily Vincent, Aaron Vincent; 16 great-grandchildren, along with many other relatives and friends. Services for Arthur were held on Saturday, May, 29, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, Wis. Arthur will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery in Nashua, New Hampshire. Arthur will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts. Wellsboro Gazette from June 28, 2010
GREENE - Edward J. Greene, 53, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Edward was born Oct. 21, 1956, in Mansfield, a son of William and Alberta (Ayers) Greene. He was the husband of Jeanette (Wales) Greene. Edward had served with the National Guard. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and children, watching wrestling, NASCAR racing, playing games on the computer and chatting with friends online - Jackie Stoutenburg Tankersley - whenever Edward needed something, she would be there. She used to call him ""Eddie Bear."" He enjoyed making jokes and fooling around. He was always full of laughter. Edward is survived by his wife, Jeanette; his father, William Greene of Ohio; two sons, Phillip Greene of Blossburg, Keith Callahan of Elkland; three daughters, Amy Greene of Mansfield, Bonnie Gwinn of Michigan, Kattie Goodwin of Florida; three brothers, Donald Mac of North Carolina, Timothy and Howard Greene of Ohio; three sisters, Patricia Stahle of Alabama, Julie Rose of Waverly, N.Y., Cindy Jerrells of N.Y.; a stepfather, Claude Ayers of Gillett; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; special friends, Angela Pennypacker, Justin Wisk, Ambrosia Crable, all of Mansfield, Christopher Langan of Elkland, Cynthia Stout of Muncy and special internet friend, Jackie. He was predeceased by his mother, Alberta in 2009 and a brother, Donald Lee Ayers. He has always missed his mother and has gone home to be with her. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, July 18, at the Mansfield VFW at 2 p.m. with a dinner following. Please bring a dish to pass. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette June 28, 2010
HALL Roscoe - M/Sgt. (Ret.) Roscoe Hall went home and was reunited with loved ones on May 13, 2010. Mr. Hall was born in Sayre, PA on April 27, 1930. After 25-1/2 years in the U.S. Air Force, he retired to Panama City, FL after serving at Tyndall Air Force Base for two tours of duty. He served in many overseas areas, receiving numerous awards and commendations. Mr. Hall was a past member of the Moose Lodge and the BPOE No. 1598, holding many offices, including chaplain, secretary, leading knight and exalted ruler (president) as well as member of the Retired Enlisted Association. He had been an avid square dancer for many years. He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Charlotte L. Jackson Hall and by his wife, Bertha P. Dauphin of 16 years and a great-grandson. Survivors include children, Gary L. Hall and wife, Anita of Wysox, Eugene E. Hall of Panama City, FL; Gregory D. Hall and wife, Mandy of Winter Garden, FL, Carrie L. Sumerall (Kay) and husband, Bill of Parker, FL and Michael D. Hall of Radcliff, KY; stepchildren, Keith J. Owens and wife, Stephanie of Haddonfield, NJ, Kenneth R. Owens and wife, Penny of Beijing, China, Brian L. Owens and wife, Sandy of Raleigh, NC, Jeanette P. Harmon and husband, Steve of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Jennifer Hall, Michael Hall, Marcy Fitzgerald, Richard Hall, Tayah Hall, Brian Hall, Scott Hall, Nicky Lee Jeffs and Christina Hall; step-grandchildren, Courtney Davenport, Andrea Dudley, Christopher Smith-Howe, Sabrina Owens, Carter Owens, Kirby Owens and Kelsey Owens and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Ronald Hall of Tacoma, WA and Warren Hall of Brackney. The family wishes to thank dear friends, Sue Nolan, Kristin Nolan and Brenda Landrum for their never-ending love and support. In addition, they would like to thank Tracy of Emerald Coast Hospice. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 18 at the Kent Forest Lawn Chapel with the Rev. Mike Young officiating. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 17 at the funeral home. The Elks Lodge members, BPOE No. 1598, served as honorary pallbearers. – Wyalusing rocket Courier, June 17, 2010
HANER - KIRLIN, Isabelle
Age 74, of Gaines, PA, died
Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born January 18, 1936, in Blossburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah (Brown) Haner. Isabelle was a Veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. She was married to Barry W. Kirlin, who survives. She was a homemaker, a social member of the Galeton VFW and loved reading, gardening, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Surviving are: three sons, Doug (Sheila) Vandernick, Hummelstown, PA, Wayne (Leslee) Vandernick, Fredericksburg, PA and Adam Kirlin, Gaines; two daughters, Kim (Phil) Moshier, Horseheads, NY and Betty Jo (Gary) Dean, Addison, NY; twelve grandchildren; a bother, William (Toni) Haner, Horseheads, NY; a sister, Evelyn Phelps, Shinglehouse, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Isabelle was predeceased by two husbands, Wayne Vandernick and Francis Ingraham; and several brothers and sisters. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 11:00 am at the St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Galeton. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Service Organization. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 21, 2010
HANSELL Roberty Dean - Robert Dean Hansell Jr., 62, of Sayre, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, unexpectedly at home. He was born June 6, 1948 a son of the late Robert and Eleanor (Rowe) Hansell. After high school Robert joined the Navy and served his country from 1968-1971. He married Beverly Jane (Fenton) Hansell on April 17, 1976 who preceded him on Feb. 17, 2006. Robert was also preceded by his stepfather Paul Hayford and Sister Elizabeth Hansell. Robert served as commander of the Athens American Legion from 1999-2001. He worked at American LaFrance, Elmira, N.Y., Valley Instant Homes, Athens, Pa., and most recently Valley Taxi for a number of years. Robert enjoyed spending time on his computer and also hunting and fishing. He was also an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching the races. Robert is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn Hennesy Cain of Colombia Cross Roads, Pa., Gerald (Michelle) Chandler of Rome, Pa., Dale (Felicia) Chandler of Milan, Pa., Brent (Christi) Chandler of Towanda, Pa.; daughter, Angel Chandler and (Thomas Sweet) of Big Flats, N.Y.; sisters, Helen Hansell of Sayre, Pa., Paula Hayford of Athens, Pa., Peggy (Ricky) Johnson of Athens, Pa., Theresa Hayford of Waverly, N.Y., Vicijo Hayford of Towanda, Pa., Tamisue Hayford of Iowa; brothers: David (Darlene) Hayford of Athens, Pa. and Emmett Hayford of Athens Pa.; several very special grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends also survive, which Robert loved dearly. Robert is also survived by a special friend, Donna Horton with whom he spent much time. Robert's burial arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the organization of their choice. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. There will be a special picnic gathering for family and friends to celebrate Robert's life at noon on July 25, at Round Top Park, by the baseball field. The family is asking for a dish to pass. Anyone with questions can contact Brent and Christi Chandler at (570) 265-6779. – Towanda Daily Review, June 17, 2010
HANSEN Svend S.
Age 66, of West Elmira, NY, died
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Svend was born on December 11, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Frode and Emilie (Petersen) Severin-Hansen. He was also predeceased by his devoted wife, Sara Aspinall Hansen in 1995. Svend served our country honorably in the United States Army during Vietnam. He retired from Suffolk County Department of Health after many years as a ground water tester. Svend was a life long member of the Elks Lodge Post#1565 and the VFW Post # 1469. Svend loved all trains and his faithful companion dog, "Blue." Svend is survived by his daughter Victoria (Robert) Hickey of Emery, SD; sons, William (Christine) Hansen of Baldwinsville, NY and Lawrence (Lauren McKenna) Hansen of Manhattan, NY; sister, Linda (John) Hogg of FL; brother, Neils (Jeanne) Severin-Hansen of NC. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Interment will take place on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 1 p.m. in Bath National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Svend can be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America War Memorial Museum Chapter 803, 1200 Davis St., Elmira, NY 14901. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 26, 2010
HARTFORD Jeremiah J. - Jeremiah J. Hartford of Shunk, Pa., died
on Monday, June 14, 2010, from injuries received in an automobile accident. The son of Kent and Rosa (Hunter) Hartford, he was 26 years old. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his three year old son, Athan, who was the world to Jeremiah; grandparents, Neva and Lawrence Hartford of Shunk and Minnie Hunter of Ralston; sisters and brothers, Kimberly (Chris) Merwin of Binghamton, Amy (Jess) Millard of Elkland, Melissa Hartford of Shunk, Michael Hartford (Tara Proctor) of Williamsport, Kent Hartford Jr. of Shunk and his fiance, Gina Indelicarto and her son, Gabriel of Jersey Shore; his best friend, Brian Brown of Shunk; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Jeremiah was predeceased by his grandfather, Robert Hunter; and an uncle, Larry Hartford. Jeremiah James was born on Feb. 5, 1984, in Williamsport, Pa. He graduated from Sullivan County High School with the Class of 2003 and studied the electrical trade through the school's VoTech program. Most recently, Jeremiah was employed at Kidiron in Montgomery. He previously worked at Frog Hollow Development for several years. Jeremiah was happiest while enjoying the outdoors, hunting, camping and especially fishing with his son. He also liked collecting antiques and tinkering. He was a member of Ralston's Red Run Rod and Gun Club. A memorial service to celebrate Jeremiah's life and the times he shared with loved ones will be held and announced at a later date. Interment will be private. His family suggests that those who wish may make a memorial donation to benefit his son, Athan Hartford c/o 3507 Locey Creek Rd. Osceola, PA 16942. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is in care of arrangements. – Towanda Daily Review, June 16, 2010
HILL Leslie R. - Leslie R. Hill, 73, of Waverly, N.Y., died
Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., following an extended illness. Leslie was born on July 19, 1936 in Cumberland Gap, Tenn., the son of the late Eugene and Imogene (Ledger) Hill. Leslie loved golfing, bowling, working with wood, gardening and his four-legged best friend "Chelsey." He is predeceased by his sister Mildred. Leslie is survived by his wife, Lizzie of 50 years at home; children, Terry and Howard Putnam of Dushore, Pa., Timothy and Cindy Hill of Palmyra, Pa., Thomas and Cheryl Hill of Marysville, Ohio, Tamara and Will Huggins of Jacksonville, Fla., and Leslie and Daniel Van Allen, of Waverly, N.Y.; grandchildren, Travis, Kristin, Natalie, Stephanie, Levi, Zack, Christina, Tiffanie, Eric, Willie, and Abigail; great-grandchildren, Lucas, Kaelynn, Emma, Lillian, Aubrey, and Conri; brother, Amel Hill of Mooresville, N.C., brother, James Edward Hill of Clinton, Tenn.; and sister, Peggy Ann Fracker of Orlando, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Come and join us for a time of remembrance and rejoicing from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Leslie's memory to Catholic Charities food bank, 464 Broad Street, Waverly, NY 14892; (607) 565-7580. - Towanda Daily Review, June 26, 2010
HOLLEY Clarence R. - Clarence R. Holley, 86, of Morris Run, died
Friday, June 18, 2010, at his residence. Born June 8, 1924, in Elmira,
N.Y., he was the son of Thomas and Melvina Molyneux Holley. Clarence was
retired from Ward Manufacturing. He loved fishing and gardening, especially
Surviving Clarence is his wife, Betty Holley of Morris Run; his children Deb (Ed) Johnson of Morris Run, Dan Holley of England, Darlene Anderson of Philadelphia, Doreen (Tom) Mase of Blossburg, David (Clara) Holley of Covington, Doug (Flo) Holley of Lawrenceville; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Betty Costley of Lawrenceville, June Sawle of Nebraska, Louise Bilheim of Northampton, Marian Reed of Blossburg; brothers, Rodger Lowry of Waverly, N.Y.; Thomas Holley of Morris Run, Harold Lowry of Gillett and John Lowry of Shunk. Clarence was preceded in death by a grandson, brother and two sisters. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Monday, June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 23, 2010
ISENBERG Dilworth Duran - Dilworth Duran "Ranny" Isenberg, age 66, of Manassas, Virginia died Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia. Mr. Isenberg was born April 5, 1944, son of the late Arthur V. and Mary E. (Davis) Isenberg. He was a member of Antioch Church of Christ; a member of PWPN Marketing Group; a member of NOVA ASHI and a member of ASHI. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James Isenberg. Survivors include his wife, Penny L. Isenberg, the former Penny Pidcoe of Canton (CHS class of 1978); four children, Theresa Shepard and husband, Joel, Mary Elizabeth Isenberg, Peter James Isenberg and wife Ann and Arthur Duran Isenberg; two step-children, Lisa Briggs and Michael Briggs; two sisters, Winifred Shoemaker and Vida Curry and husband Cliff; nine grandchildren, Donald Duran Price, Pierce Shepard, Quentin Shepard, Abigail Shepard, Rachel Russell, Isabel Isenberg, Michal Isenberg, Jordan Isenberg and Andrew Isenberg and two great- grandchildren, Lucas Ivey and Katie Russell. A memorial service will be held 7 pm Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Antioch Church of Christ, 8310 Plantation Lane, Manassas, Virginia with Jon M. Ulm, Minister officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family would like everyone to consider becoming an organ donor or contributions to American Cancer Society, 124 Park Street, SE, Vienna, Virginia 22180 in loving memory of Dilworth D. Isenberg. - Canton Independent Sentinel, June 25, 2010
JOHNSON Orlando K. - Orlando K. Johnson, 68, of Spencer died
on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 after an extended illness. Orlando was predeceased by his father, Orlando Johnson. He is survived by his mother, Frances Johnson; his wife of 27 years, Carol Johnson; children and their spouses, David and Tina Goodwin, Belinda Carman, Brian and Laura Carman; nine grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Richard Decauter; brother, Gary and Don Johnson; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Orlando K. Johnson’s memory to Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY 14892. The family is being assisted by the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home. - Sayre Morning Times, June 24, 2010
JONES Bryce E. - Bryce E. Jones, 77, of Laceyville, died Monday morning at Mercy Hospital Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley Wilcox Jones. Born on Russell Hill on April 1, 1933, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mary Phinney Jones. He was employed by Taylor Beef for 27 years, worked on his family farm and at the old charcoal plant in Laceyville. Bryce enjoyed walking, visiting with his family and friends, and his dogs. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ethel Rogers. He is survived by his son, Dean Jones of Laceyville; daughters, Melinda Jones, Robin Barrett, Brenda Sands and husband Hudson Wayne, all of Laceyville; brothers, Lyle Jones of Pittston and Russell Robinson of Mehoopany; sister, Mary Louise Place of Mehoopany; grandson, Lyle, whom Bryce raised; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Pastor Richard Camp officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends and family may call from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a Cancer Society of the donor's choice. – Towanda Daily Review, June 16, 2010
JONES - Harrison Valley, Pa. — Mary A. HOPPE, 86, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010 in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born December 11, 1923, in Woodhull, NY, she was the daughter of George W. and Emily Nelson Jones. On August 19, 1945, in Harrison Valley, she married Robert G. Hoppe, who survives. She and her husband owned and operated Valley Milling Co. in Harrison Valley for many years. Surviving besides her husband, Robert, are: a son, R. Tom (Lucille) Hoppe of Harrison Valley; three daughters, Dolores (Dennis) Koch of Worland, WY, Leota (James) Rose of Kent, OH, and Tina (Gary) Hamilton of Ulysses, PA; ten grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; a brother, Harold Jones of Cowanesque, PA; a sister, Maxine Ross of Spring Mills, PA; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Iva Mae Amburn and Fern Palmer; and three brothers, Kennith Jones, George N. Jones, Walter W. Jones. Friends may call Friday, June 25, 2010 from 2:00 -- 4:00 and 7:00 -- 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Corning Leader - June 24, 2010.
KEELER - Alvin W. Keeler, 85, of Allentown Road, Franconia, died Thursday, June 17, 2010, in Quakertown Center. He was born at home in Kulpsville, Jan. 15, 1925, the son of Alvin C. and Addie R. Wisler Keeler. Alvin married Thelma P. Freed on June 12, 1948. Alvin attended the Kulpsville School and graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Va. He worked as a carpenter for H. Mininger and Son until his retirement. Following retirement, he delivered parts for Bergey's Truck Center. He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church. In his younger years, he served as a part time chorister and Sunday School teacher. He loved working outdoors and took pride in his lawn, garden and trees. He enjoyed sports, especially watching the Phillies and Eagles. Surviving is his wife, Thelma, of 62 years; two sons, Terry Keeler and his wife, Ava, of Wellsboro, Timothy S. Keeler of Telford; three grandsons, Jason Keeler and his wife, Elizabeth, of Wellsboro, Nathan Keeler and his wife, Cindy, of Perkasie, Darrin Keeler of Wellsboro; one granddaughter, Barbara West and her husband, Jacob of Wellsboro; three great-grandchildren, Ethan West, Jennie West, Lucas Keeler, all of Wellsboro; two sisters, Esther Pearson and her husband, Joe of Souderton, Arlene Moyer of Davenport, Fla.; brother-in-law, Curt Stout of Souderton; sister-in-law, Ruth Keeler of Harleysville and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Alvin Keeler in 1964 and mother, Addie Wisler Keeler in 1976; sisters, Mabel Leatherman, Kathryn Detweiler, Susan Stoudt and Mary Keeler, stillborn in 1921 and brothers Nathaniel and Harvey Keeler. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Tuesday, June 22, between 10 and 11:15 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. in Franconia Mennonite Church 613 Harleysville Pike, Telford. Interment will be in adjoining cemetery. Arrangements are with Huff and Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from June 19 to June 29, 2010
LOVELAND Richard T.
Age 74, formerly of Elmira, NY died June 16, 2010 in Penn Yan. The owner of the Side Door Antique Shop, he was a Korean War Veteran and had been a career teacher at EFA and Geneva High School. Mr. Loveland is survived by his wife of 49 years, Virginia (Rohrer) Loveland; sons, Richard and William; five grandchildren; a brother, George (Marlene) Loveland of Pine City; a sister, Lucy (Ed) Collins of Ohio. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 29, 2010
Penn Yan, N.Y. — Richard T. Loveland Sr., 74, died June 16, 2010, at the Keuka Comfort Care Home. At his request, there will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at the family's convenience. Arrangements were with the Weldon Funeral Home of Penn Yan. Donations in his memory may be made to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, NY, 14527, or to the Loveland Memorial Award (Dollars for Scholars) in care of Lyons National Bank, 205 Liberty St., Penn Yan, NY, 14527. A 1954 graduate of Elmira SHS and a Korean War veteran, Loveland worked for NYSEG for nine years. After earning his B.S.and M.S. by taking night courses at Elmira College, he taught Business at Elmira Free Academy until 1970, when he moved to Penn Yan. He then taught for 24 years at Geneva High School. In retirement, he enjoyed meeting people as the owner of the Side Door antiques shop. Loveland is survived by wife Virginia (Rohrer); sons Richard (Sheryl) of Littleton, N.H. and William (Amy) of Keuka Park; brother George (Marlene) of Pine City; sister Lucy (Edward) Collins of Greenville, Ohio; a friend, William Rohrer, of Potter; grandchildren Sarah and Hannah of Littleton, N.H.; William Jr.,Joseph, and Jacob of Keuka Park; and several nieces and nephews. The Chronicle-Express - Posted Jun 25, 2010
MacFARLAND - TARABORI, Eleanor M. "Ellie"
Age 84, of Galeton, PA, died
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. Born December 22, 1925, in Waynesburg, OH, she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Clarissa (Bliss) MacFarland. She was married to Harry F. TaraBori, who predeceased her in 1971. She was employed by the Galeton Rexall, Lush Bros. in Galeton, and then the Charles Cole Hospital where she worked in admissions and switchboard. Eleanor was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Galeton, a member of the Gospel Tabernacle in Coudersport, and attended the Galeton Assembly of God. She sang in the church choir, taught Sunday School, loved to garden, and taught herself to play the organ and piano. Surviving are: a son, Jan (Debra) TaraBori, Galeton; three daughters, Linda (James) Lane, Coudersport, Denise (Jake Brown) Tarabori, Spring Grove, PA, and Randa Androzzi, Coudersport; 13 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Radlinski, Port Allegany; several nieces and nephews; and the children of Polly Lyon. In addition to her parents and husband, Eleanor was predeceased by a brother, Harold MacFarland; two sisters, Ruth Burr and LauraMae "Rusty" Pearson; and her dear friend, Polly Lyon. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Thursday June 24, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and on Friday, June 25, 2010 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the Gospel Tabernacle in Coudersport with Funeral Services following at 6:00 pm. The Rev. David Minor will officiate. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 10:00 am. Memorial contributions may be made to the Goodyear Hose Company or to the Gale Hose Ambulance Association. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 23, 2010
MERRICK William R. - William R. Merrick, 59, of Covington, died Sunday, June 6, 2010, in Lindley, N.Y. William was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Wellsboro, a son of Varley and Gladys (Karns) Merrick. William was an accountant for Ron Baltzley Hardwoods in Covington. He was a United States Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. William is survived by mother, Gladys of Lindley, N.Y; a son, Chad Merrick of Wellsboro; a daughter, Alicia Merrick of Wellsboro; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark (Brenda) Passmore of Marion, N.Y., Richard (Maggie) Passmore of St. Paul, Minn., and Norman (Linda) Passmore of Broadview Heights, Ohio. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 16, 2010
MERRILL Jennifer A. Frank, age 40, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, June 11, 2010 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born May 22, 1970 in Rochester, NY, a daughter of Theophane and Virginia (Black) Merrill. Jennifer is survived by a son, Joshua Frank of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter, Canada Frank of Lawrenceville, PA; a sister, Lana Cawley of Buffalo, NY. In keeping with Jennifers wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.
MILLER Shirley - Shirley M. Schwoerer, 83, of Wysox RR 2, Wysox
Township, Pa., died
Friday, June 18, 2010 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Township, Pa. Shirley was born April 21, 1927 in Pottstown, Pa., the daughter of the late Paul J. Miller and Marion Bush Miller. In early years, she was employed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and the Bell Telephone Company. Shirley was later employed by Merck & Company in West Point, Pa., for 30 years. She is survived by: her husband, Henry P. Schwoerer at home; son, Stephen Yambor and his wife Debra of York Haven, Pa.; two grandchildren; step-son, Ammon Schwoerer and his wife Karen of Souderton, Pa.; step-daughter, Gloria Moyer and her husband Larry of Devon, Pa., four step-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. In honor of Shirley's request there are no funeral services or calling hours. Interment will be private. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Shirley's family with arrangements. - Towanda Daily Review, June 20, 2010
NASH Donald W. - Donald W. Nash, 80, of Athens, Pa. died
on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Nash was born on December 30, 1929 in Nanticoke, Pa. the son of the late C. Walter and Carol (George) Nash. Following graduation from Newport High School in 1947, he served in the United States Army of Occupation and was stationed in Tokyo, Japan. He was a 1953 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, attaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. His first post-college position was with General Railway Signal Corp. in Rochester, N.Y. in 1955. Mr. Nash joined International Business Machine Corp., initially in Vestal, N.Y. and then at the Federal Systems Division in Owego, N.Y., retiring in 1985. A 30 year resident of Nichols, N.Y., he was active in the Nichols Jaycees and served on the Tioga Central School Board of Directors for several terms. He was a life member of the Sayre Sportsmen’s Club, a member of the Sayre ELKS Lodge BPOE 1148, Sayre V.F.W. Skiff Bower Post 1536, a social member of Roma Madre Lodge 1342 Sons of Italy. Mr. Nash had many hobbies including fishing, hunting, golf, and bowling. He was an avid stamp and coin collector. He is predeceased by his parents and brother Jack O. Nash. Mr. Nash is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol (Karpinski); sons, Donald W. (Michaelene) Nash Jr., M.D. of Chenango Bridge, N.Y. and David O. (Mary) Nash of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter, Debra (Gregg) Jorissen of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Michele, Sean, and Eric Nash of Indianapolis, Ind., Derek Starr of Binghamton, N.Y., and Tiffany Starr of Phoenix, Ariz.; niece, Jill (Alton) Blodgett and nephew, Jack D. (Donna) Nash both of Conn. At Mr. Nash’s request, there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to your favorite charity. – Sayre Morning Times, June 18, 2010
NAYLOR Captain Larry Lee
Captain Larry Lee Naylor, Special Forces, Ret., 70, joined his mother and father on Thursday, June 17, 2010. Born March 14, 1940 in Corning, NY, he was the son of Harry E. and Frances J. (McGhee) Naylor. He was educated in the Elmira, NY public schools, received his Bachelors degree from Genesceo NY University, his Masters and PhD from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Larry did social-cultural fieldwork in Papua, New Guinea and Ecuador. He provided Pipeline Impact studies as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, then started and grew the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas, Denton from 1978 until he retired in May of 2004. He served as Chairman of the Anthropology Department for 14 years. Larry has published six books and a study guide and developed many on line courses over his career. He did all things well. He served his country in the US Army as a paratrooper with the Special Forces Unit, stationed at Ft. Knox, KY from November 1963 to May of 1966, during the Vietnam Conflict. Larry loved to serve the communities he lived in, and was the Mayor of Krugerville, TX. He was known for his talent making turquoise and silver jewelry, which some of his pieces can be found at Texas, Etc, in Kerrville. Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his wife of 12 years, Diane Bennet Naylor of Hunt; his daughter, Kelley L. Naylor; his sister and her husband, Marlyn Kay Hubbard and Tom Hubbard; his former wife, Sharon L. Van Derveer; many nieces and nephews and his wife's children and grandchildren. Larry was loved by all of these families. He will be greatly missed by his earthly family. There will be no visitation. A Celebration of his life will be held at Kerrville Funeral Home, main chapel, on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 2:00PM. The family suggest and encourage that memorial donations in his name be sent to the Larry L. Naylor Anthropology Student Scholarship, Department of Anthropology, 1155 Union Circle, #310409, Denton, TX 76203-5017 – Elmira Star Gazette, June 21, 2010
NEVONE Richard F.
Age 70, of Waverly, NY, died
unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Richard was born on March 22, 1940 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Sydelko) Nevone. Richard was an accomplished guitarist and was know for playing in many local bands. He organized many charity events for needy causes. Richard was always looking to help someone in need. He is survived by his children, Michael Walters of Vero Beach, FL, and Tracey Eliason of Allegheny, NY; and many close friends. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, March 24, 2010 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A remembrance service will follow at 4 p.m. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 23, 2010
NORTON John W. - John W. Norton, 40, of Shunk, Pa., died
resulting from an automobile accident on Monday, June 14, 2010. John will always be remembered by those whose life he touched. He was a wonderful father, son, brother and friend. Surviving are his two beloved children, Mitchel and Heather Norton; parents, Hal Norton Sr. and Sharon Lee (Smith) Norton of Shunk; a brother, Hal Jr. (Deborah) Norton of Troy; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; special nieces and a nephew, Courtney Norton, Kirsten (Chad) Bagley, Skyler Williams and Jesse Williams; a special cousin, Gwen Williams; many dear friends; and his favorite dog and companion, Lucy. John William was born on Dec. 24, 1969, in Blossburg. He was a 1990 graduate of Sullivan High School. John enjoyed his work as a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Canton's American Legion Post 303 and Moose Lodge 429. John loved to do many things, but special times were spent hunting, camping, riding motorcycles and four-wheelers. A memorial service and celebration of a beautiful life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. In lieu of flowers, his family requests your consideration of a memorial donation to help benefit his children c/o Hal and Sharon Norton, 381 North St., Shunk, PA 17768. – Towanda Daily Review, June 16, 2010
PARFITT - SCHNAUTZ, Anna
A longtime resident of the Southport community died
at her Cedar St. home on Wednesday morning, June 16, 2010 at the age of 77. Born on April 16, 1933 in Elmira, Anna was the daughter of the late, William & Ida MacNeal Parfitt. She married Earl Schnautz on January 3, 1954 in Centenary United Methodist Church and he pre-deceased her on January 22, of this year. Anna enjoyed being a homemaker and drove school bus in earlier times and was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church. Surviving is her loving family, son, Earl (Debbie Lackey) Schnautz, Southport; grandchildren, Brittany Schnautz, Rochester and Katie Schnautz, Elmira; sister-in-law, Barbara Schnautz, Elmira; brother-in-law, Carl (Sally) Schnautz, Horseheads; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Anna was predeceased by her daughter, Melinda "Moe" Carpenter on March 30, 2008. In honoring her wishes there will be no public services. Memorials in her memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Anna through her brief illness and final days at home. A special thank you to Kate Hembrooke for caring for our family through the most difficult of times. May God Bless You. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 22, 2010
PERSONIUS Marion J.
Marion (Sonny) Personius, age 82, of Terry Hill Rd, Horseheads died Friday, May 14, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Memorial hospital surrounded by his family. He was born March 9, 1928 in the very home he raised his own family and operated the family farm. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty (Powers), his sons Tom (Betsy) Personius of Kentucky and John (Connie) Personius, his daughters Linda (Kevin) Roe, Kathleen (Rich) Cicora, Patricia (Mike) Hazen, and Kelly (Tim) Sherwood all of Horseheads, his sister, Aloise Benedict, 12 grandchildren, one great grandson and multiple nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Thomas and Mary (Hajek) Personius, he was also predeceased by sister and brother-in-law Julia and Robert Ettenberger, brother Thomas Personius, and granddaughter Corey Cicora. As a life long resident of the Town of Veteran he was a former member of the Veteran Grange, Chemung County Farm Bureau, and the 4-H. He will be fondly remembered for his love of family, farming, fishing, and hunting. A celebration of his life for friends and family will be scheduled at a later date in June. A celebration of his life will take place on Sunday June 27, 2010 from 12:00 noon 2:00 pm at the farm, 403 Terry Hill Rd., Horseheads. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Sonny with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 25, 2010
PINNOCK Lorraine - Lorraine Pinnock Keeney, 86, of Auburn Twp.,
Meshoppen, PA, died
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at her home, surrounded by her family. Born on April 2, 1924 in Meshoppen, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Cora Pinnock. She was a 1942 graduate of Meshoppen High School and attended Sayre Nursing School where she attained her Registered Nursing Degree. Lorraine was employed as a Night Supervisor by Tyler Memorial Hospital from 1948 until her retirement in 1987. She was a member of the Meshoppen Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as past matron, Retta Red Hatters, Meshoppen Alumni Association and the Red Cross Blood Bank Volunteers. Lorraine also was a Sunday school teacher at the Meshoppen Methodist Church and a Girl Scout Leader for the Meshoppen Troop. In her spare time, Lorraine enjoyed reading, watching CSI and spending time with her family. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Keeney to whom she was married to for 56 years. Harry and Lorraine enjoyed traveling with the “Snowbirds” to Frostproof, FL in the winter months. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jill Keeney and Wade Lunger of Meshoppen; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Judy Keeney of Meshoppen, Jack and Patricia Keeney of Collegeville; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Alice Pinnock of Elizabethtown; sister and brother-in-law, Ernestine and Paul Mowry of Bloomsburg; grandchildren, Collin and Kristian Lunger, Matthew and Timothy Keeney, and Lee and Ryan Keeney; great-grandchildren, Piper and Paige Keeney and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 at the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, with Rev. Thomas Mott, officiating. Interment will be in Jersey Hill Cemetery, Auburn Twp. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 25 at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home in Tunkhannock. An Eastern Star Service will be performed by the Meshoppen Order of the Eastern Star at 7 p.m. on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church or to the Order of the Eastern Star. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, June 24, 2010
PLANK Michael Gee - LCPL Michael Gee Plank, 25, of Cameron Mills, N.Y., died while serving his country in Afghanistan on June 9, 2010. He was born Aug. 23, 1984, in Corning, N.Y. He served in the Marine Corps, was a 2004 graduate of Elkland Area High School, was an avid outdoors man, enjoyed body building, was a member of the Cowanesque Valley Rod and Gun Club. Michael was a very diligent person in everything he did and had a passion for cars. He is survived by his father, Gerald Plank of Lawrenceville; mother, Kathleen Parker of Cameron, N.Y.; step-father, Butch Parker of Borden, N.Y.; brothers, Dominic Plank of Westfield, Jerry (Tricia English) Plank of Elkland; nephews, Trenten Plank, Gage Plank; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, June and Gene Bailey of Binghamton, N.Y.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Veronica Jean Plank in 1988; paternal grandfather, George Plank; maternal grandfather, Ernest Burrows; and maternal grandmother, Wanda Miller. Friends are invited to call at the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, 302 West Main St., Elkland on Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted there Sunday, June 20, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will be in Northrup Hill Cemetery, Cameron Mills, N.Y., with full military honors. Memorial donations may be made to the Cowanesque Valley Rod and Gun Club, P.O. Box 162, Elkland, Pa. 16920. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland. The family requests that if you have any photographs of Michael, that you bring them to share at the calling hours or funeral. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 16, 2010
REED Leon Leroy - Funeral service for Leon Leroy Reed, 92, of
New Smyrna Beach, Fla., who died
peacefully at Hospice Care Center, Edgewater, Fla., on Thursday, June 3, was held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach with the Rev. Laura Walters Baskett officiating.Friends called from 6 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Born March 27, 1918 in Lowville, N.Y., to Roland and Mabel Reed, Leon moved to Wellsboro in 1946; to Apollo Beach, Fla. in 1984 and finally to New Smyrna Beach in 2005. In Wellsboro, Mr. Reed was the founder and owner of Reed's Cable TV System, Reed and English Hardware, and built and maintained the former Coin-Op Laundromat. Mr. Reed was a two term mayor of Wellsboro, past president of the Wellsboro Lions Club, past commodore of the Watkins Glen Yacht Club in New York, member of the Smyrna Yacht Club, former member of the Wellsboro Loyal Order of Moose, member of the former Apollo Beach Yacht Club and long-time member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Mr. Reed was an avid boater, first with his 1963 40 foot Owens Ju-Be-Le on Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen and later with his 43 foot Hatteras SandyJ on Tampa Bay. Mr. Reed also enjoyed riding his Harley with his beloved Maltese, Max, on the back. He is survived by his wife Sandra; daughter, June Cooper of Wellsboro; stepsons, Marvin (Kim) Haner of Colonial Heights, Va., David (Karen) Haner of Westfield; brother Gerald (Jean) Reed of Glenfield, N.Y.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends, and his Maltese Mickey. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Muriel Traxel; daughter, Sandra Kay Schnibbe in 1973 and Max in 2003. The family would like to thank the staff at The Hospice Care Center in Edgewater for the wonderful care they gave, and request memorial donations be made in Leon's honor to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler Edgewater Care Center, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Fla. 32127. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 16, 2010
REUTTER Dorothy Pearl - Dorothy Pearl Brusamonti, 69, of Colley
Township, Dushore, Pa., died
on Sunday, June 20, 2010, as result of an accident in York, Pa. She was born on July 5, 1940, in Pinewall, N.J., a daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Hewish) Reutter. On Nov. 28, 1959, Dorothy married her husband Peter Brusamonti. The Brusamontis had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and have shared a loving and devoted marriage. Dot was presently employed at Hurley's Market in Dushore. She has been a resident of Sullivan County for 29 years, having moved from Thomas River, N.J., in 1981. She was a member of Redeemer Church in Dushore. Other memberships are: Towanda Chapter No. 76, Order of the Eastern Star, and served as past matron; Dawn Chapter OES, of Denver, Colo.; member of the Mildred American Legion Ladies Auxiliary; and the Pleasant Plains Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, and was a past president. She was a Mother Advisor to Endless Mountains Assembly No. 156, of Towanda, Pa., International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG); and Holly Assembly No. 56, IORG, of Thomas River, N.J. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, cooking, crafting and traveling. She leaves surviving: her husband, Peter Brusamonti, at home; her father, Thomas Reutter (95) of Seaside Heights, N.J.; children, Danielle (Richard) Batesko of Whiting, N.J., Debora (Eric) Rolaf of Woodbridge, Va., Deneen (Kenneth) Brusamonti-Bosch of West Chester, Pa., and Peter (Lisa) Brusamonti Jr. of Fenelton, Pa.; sisters and brothers, Gail Henry, Robert Reutter, Richard Reutter and Mary Margaret Jones; and her eight grandchildren. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Reutter. Friends and family are invited to call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2010, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa., and from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at St. Paul's Church in Overton, Pa. OES funeral services will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at St. Paul's Church by members of Towanda Chapter No. 76. Funeral services will be held at noon in the church with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, her former pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Colley Cemetery, Colley, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to: Towanda Chapter No. 76, c/o OES Volunteer Donation for Service Dogs, Towanda, PA 18848, in memory of Dorothy P. Brusamonti. - Towanda Daily Review, June 23, 2010
ROOT Donald S.
When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, remember the love that we have shared, and that will comfort thee….Our loving husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother and friend, Donald S. Root, 79, of Smithboro died
with his family at his side on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at home. "Rabbit", as he was affectionately known and remembered by his family and friends was born on August 4, 1930 in Endicott, a son of the late Donald L. and Anna (Buchi) Root. He enjoyed spending time on his farm, tinkering, in his woodshop and was proud to call Smithboro his home. Don is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 60 years, Gloria A. (Ketron) Root; his children G. Ann (Wayne) Benscoter of Berkshire; Donald L. (Shari) Root of Sharon, SC; Bonita (Bob) Dombroski of Concord, NC; Kerry (Kim) Root; Chris W. Root all of Smithboro; his sisters Annie Root of Smithboro and Englewood, Fla; Beverly (Douglas) Graham of Englewood, Fla; 22 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Don was predeceased by his parents, and his sister Dorothea C. Root. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life at 3 pm Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the North Waverly Chapel. A luncheon and gathering will follow the service. Memories and condolences for Rabbit's family may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850 in loving memory of Donald S. "Rabbit" Root. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 26, 2010
ROY - KITTLE, Catherine R.
Age 76 of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at her home. Catherine was born on Nov. 16, 1933 in Welles Twp., PA, the daughter of Albert D. and Alice (Lewis) Roy. Prior to her retirement, she was employed for over 14 years with Bethany Village. Catherine was a 40 year member of the Austinville Union Church where she served as pianist, choir director and produced a significant Christmas cantata for many years. She was a volunteer at the Troy Farm Museum, a member of the Columbia Cross Roads PTA, participated in PTA variety musical show fundraising. Catherine is survived by two sons, Robert Kittle of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, James Kittle of Colorado Springs, CO; two daughters, Debra Greenleaf of State College, PA, Darlene "Dolly" Anderson of Mansfield, PA; a brother, Lyle Roy of South Carolina; three sisters, Barbara Spotts of Phoenix, AZ, Eleanor Zeigler of Troy, PA, Joyce Taylor of Wellsboro, PA; two granchildren and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 11, 2010 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM at the Austinville Union Church, Austinville, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at the church at 4:00 PM with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Catherine's name to the Austinville Union Church, RR 1, Box 368, Troy, PA 16947. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 29, 2010
SCARAMUCCI Elizabeth - Elizabeth "Beth" (Scaramucci) Kennedy died peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 6, 2010, at the age of 81, in Plainfield, IL. Beth was the former wife of Marshall L. "Bud" Kennedy, of Troy, PA. Mother of Marsha Kennedy Ridings, of Frankfort, IL, Patricia (Ben Schulte) Kennedy, of Plainfield, IL, Ruth (Jim) Keegan, of Penn Hills, PA. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Karl, in 1959. Her parents were the late Mabel and Orlando Scaramucci of Penn Hills, PA. Devoted grandmother of Matthew, Brendan, Eric, Jacob, Rourke, Adam, and Katherine. Sister of Joan (Andrew) Nepsa, of Penn Hills, PA, and Ruth (Frank) Gallo, of Plum, PA, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was an educator, teaching Home Economics for 30 years at Troy Area Schools in Troy, PA, before retiring in 1991. After her retirement, she moved back to her hometown and family in Penn Hills, PA, where she resided until moving to Illinois in 2008 to live with her daughter, Patricia. She was a graduate of Penn Hills High School and obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from Mansfield State Teacher's College (now University) in Mansfield, PA. She earned a Masters Degree in Education from Elmira College, Elmira, NY. Beth was a member of the American Home Economics Association, PA Chapter, throughout her professional career. She loved beautiful things, and enjoyed learning how to make them. She loved to travel, visiting England, Italy, and Egypt, as well as many of our states. Beth was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, PA, where she sang in the choir. In her later years, she was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Monroeville, PA. She was a volunteer at the Canterbury Home in Pittsburgh, PA and a member of the East Hills Garden Club, Monroeville, PA. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, PA, at 1 PM, July 30, 2010. Overman-Jones Funeral Home, Plainfield, IL assisted the family with arrangements. - Elmira Star Gazette, June 27, 2010
SCHELER Victor W. - Victor W. Scheler, 83, of Wysox RR 2, (Rome
Twp.) Pa., died
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa. Born April 13, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter G. Scheler and Linda Maire Ohmeg Scheler. On July 6, 1957 he married the former Margaret L. Simmons in Bristol, Pa. Vic and Margaret moved with their family to the area in 1974 from Levitttown, Pa. He was a member of the Mountain Chapel in Owego, N.Y. and its choir. He enjoyed playing the keyboard, fishing, gardening and model trains. Surviving are: his wife, Margaret at home; his sons, Karl V. Scheler and his companion, Heather Conklin of Rummerfield, Pa., Paul R. Scheler and his wife, Naomilyn of Foley, Ala., Eric W. Scheler and his wife Kimberly of New Albany, Pa.; six grandchildren, Rebecca Morris and her husband Kyle Morris, Brittany Scheler, Chad Scheler, Chip Scheler and his wife Autumn, Crystal Scheler, Clayton Scheler; a great-grandson, Heaton Scheler; a brother-in-law, Roy Simmons and his wife Nancy. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Linda Gretchen Scheler. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday June 19, at the Mountain Chapel, Sulfur Springs Road, Owego, N.Y., with the Rev. Thomas O'Connor officiating. There are no calling hours. – Towanda Daily Review, June 18, 2010
SHADDUCK Dena Ann - Dena Ann King, 72, of Sayre, Pa. died in Christ on June 17, 2010 at home with her family by her side after a brief and a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on April 21, 1938 in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of Earl and Beatrice (Bride) Shadduck. On Oct. 5, 1957 at St. Joseph’s Church, Athens, Dena married Harry King and together they raised seven children. Dena loved to travel especially to St. Petersburg, Fla. Dena was a dedicated mother and grandmother never missing a game or event, volunteering at many events in support of her children. Dena is preceded in death by her father Earl Shadduck, brother John Shadduck and sister-in-law Marlene Shadduck. Dena is survived by her husband Harry King at home; mother Beatrice Shadduck of Athens; daughters and dons-in-law: Teresa (Craig) Tober of Longmeadow, Mass., Colleen (William) Zurn of Sayre and Kathleen (Christopher) Deitman of Elbridge, N.Y.; sons and Daughters-in-law: Richard (MaryLu) King of Sayre, Timothy King of Sand Springs, Okla.., John (Tina) King of Allegany, N.Y., and James King of Sayre; brothers: Mike Shadduck and Joe Shadduck; sisters: Mary Teresa St Claire, Dona Solomon, Elizabeth Nadler and cousin Becky Bride; nineteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; brother-in-law Roy (Beverly) King; former daughter-in-law Teresa Yeomans of Keller, Texas; former son-in-law Donald Homan of Athens and many other special friends relatives and neighbors. A memorial mass will be held for Dena on Monday, June 21st at 9 a.m. at Epiphany Roman Catholic Church with celebrant Fr. Langan. At her request there will be no calling hours. The burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family. Flowers will be provided by the family however, those who wish to may make a donation to Epiphany School Scholarship fund. 627 Stevenson St. Sayre, PA. 18840. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. - Sayre Morning Times, June 19, 2010
SHAYLOR Iona J. (SRGP 87222) - Iona J. (Shaylor) Sherrill died Thursday, May 20, in Alabama following a brief illness. She was a 1951 graduate of Troy High School and a 1954 graduate of Practical Bible Training School in Johnson City, NY. She is predeceased by her parents, Howard and Ruth Shaylor of Troy, two infant brothers, and a brother Stanley. Surviving are her husband William E. Sherrill of Daphne, AL; two daughters; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters – Leida (Mrs. Lee) Mead of Liberty, NC, and Doris Reese of Sayre, PA. - Canton Independent-Sentinel, June 18, 2010
SNYDER - Kayre Gene Snyder, 45, of Middleburg, formerly of Dallas,
Texas and Wellsboro, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 18, 2010,
at his residence.
He was born May 9, 1965, in Lewisburg, a son of John J. and Carolyn J. Glass Snyder of Middleburg. He graduated in 1983 from Wellsboro High School and was a member of the National Honor Society. Kayre and his friends formed a band during their high school years, known as Night Force. His love of music continued as he also enjoyed karaoke and was quite talented in demonstrating a strong singing voice. In addition to his mother and father, surviving are a brother, Gregory Snyder and his wife, Dana; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Kayre was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Leroy and Mary Snyder and by his maternal grandparents, Albert and Kathryn Glass. The family will receive friends for the viewing on Thursday, June 24, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service on Thursday at 2 p.m. from The George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with Pastor Steven Hoke and Pastor Dennis Bliss, officiating. Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery, Freeburg. Wellsboro Gazette, June 23, 2010
SPRINGER Isabel M. - Mrs. Isabel M. Springer Mowry, 84, of 153
Cooley Hill Rd., Meshoppen, Pa. (South Auburn), died
on Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010, at the Gracious Living Estates in South Montrose, Pa., where she had been a resident for the last eight years. She was born in Springville, Pa., on May 2, 1926, the daughter of the late Max O. and Martha Reed Springer. While growing up and spending her childhood in Springville, she was a graduate of the Springville High School with the class of 1944. After graduating high school, she married Kenneth V. Mowry. After her marriage they moved to South Auburn where they made their home and raised their family. Mr. Mowry died
on June 14, 1999. Mrs. Mowry was employed as a cafeteria worker at the Elk Lake School District, where she would retire after 25 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Mowry enjoyed her time serving the many children over those 25 years, and her job was something she enjoyed and looked forward to every day. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend. She loved her community, her church, and her family and extended family. While living in South Auburn, she was a very active member of the South Auburn United Methodist Church and was also a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was also active with the church's United Methodist Women. Mrs. Mowry was also an active and now a honorary member of the South Auburn Grange No. 1188, and a past 4-H leader with the South Auburn 4-H Club. For many years, she participated with the ladies of the South Auburn community, making many quilts for the homeless. Surviving are: her sons, Rodney and his wife Dianna Mowry, and James Mowry of South Auburn, Pa.; her daughter, Wilhelmina and her husband David Merrick of Tunkhannock, Pa.; her six grandchildren, Benjamin (Kim) Pierson of Lititz, Pa., Ashley Pierson of Lancaster, Pa., Rod Mowry of Charleston, S.C., Kevin Mowry of Lansdowne, Pa., Michael Mowry of Scranton, Pa., and Emily Mowry of South Auburn, Pa.; and her great-granddaughter Samantha Pierson of Lititz, Pa. She is also survived by her two brothers, Robert and his wife Barbara Springer of Springville, Pa., and Paul Springer of Nicholson, Pa.; and her sister, Lila and her husband Bill Loch of Springville, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jake Mowry in 1980; and a sister, Retha Buehring. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the South Auburn United Methodist Church with Rev. Jane Bensley, of the Springville United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, Pa. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the South Auburn United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Iva Benninger, RR 2 Box 320, Meshoppen, PA 18630. - Towanda Daily Review, June 24, 2010
SWARTHOUT Teresa Lynn - On the morning on Friday, June 25, 2010,
Ridgebury Township resident Teresa Lynn Swarthout died
at the Robert Packer Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was 39 years of age. Born in Florida on Nov. 10, 1970, she was the daughter of John and Janet (Lang) Swarthout. During the early years of her life Teresa lived in North Carolina, moving to Pennsylvania when she was about the age of 6 years. Throughout most of her adult years Teresa was employed in the construction trade, most recently working for Rider Paving. In her free time she enjoyed hunting, fishing and just about everything associated with the outdoors. She loved to garden, raising both vegetables and flowers from seeds, and was a great animal lover. Teresa was a devoted mother whose children were the central focus of her life. She was also a loving, loyal and devoted daughter, sister and aunt. To her many friends Teresa will be remembered as one who put them before herself. Despite several hardships in life, she always tended to the needs of others and put her own needs aside. Teresa is survived by her father, John L. Swarthout, at home; daughters, Sherri Buchanan of Franklin, N.C. and Julia Swarthout of Athens, Pa.; sisters, Brenda Lee of Franklin, N.C. and Sharon Coolbaugh of Gillett (Ridgebury Township); nieces, Tiffany Stilwell and Destiny Lee, both of Franklin, N.C.; nephews, Christopher Crane of Franklin, N.C. and William and John Coolbaugh, both of Gillett. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janet; and brothers, William Gavin and Timothy Swarthout. In accordance with the family's wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 94 N. Center St., Canton. - Towanda Daily Review, June 26, 2010
THOMAS - SCHANBACHER Mary Ellen
Age 75 of Alpine, NY found peace after an extended illness on Friday, June 25, 2010. She was born in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Lee and Eunice Harrington Thomas and was predeceased by her husband Kenneth W. Schanbacher and daughter, Marrietta R. Cranmer. She is survived by her children, Barbara Lee Schanbacher, Kathleen A. Cranmer, Joseph J. Schanbacher, Susan K. (Robert) Marshall, Donna J. (Brian) Szuman, Sandra M. (Wayne) Eccleston and Diana R. (Martin) Kennedy; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Anne Plattborze and Sarah (Charles) Vary, Brothers, Frederick (Yvonne) Thomas and Michael (Debbie) Thomas; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Her sister, Ruth Christopher and brother, Leigh Thomas Jr, predeceased her. Mrs. Schanbacher was a long time member of the Lakeview Assembly of God Church, Watkins Glen, NY and was a 35 year employee of Schuyler Hospital as a Nursing and later Nursing Supervisor. She will be remembered as a good caregiver and confident to all her patients. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, June 28, 2010 from 6 to 8 PM. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at the Lakeview Assembly of God Church, Watkins Glen, NY at 1 PM. Interment will follow at Montour Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Houseknecht will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, Elmira, NY or to the Building Fund at the Assembly of God Church, Watkins Glen, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 26, 2010
UHL Donna - Donna Martz, 64, of Sayre, Pa., died
on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. She was born on July 19, 1945 in Far Rockaway Beach, N.Y., the daughter of the late Charles and Marion Rumsey Uhl. Donna worked at Blue Swan Mills prior to becoming a full time homemaker. She loved collecting stuffed bears and perfumes. Donna enjoyed Conway Twitty music, sewing, puzzle books, camping, tractor pulls, and loved playing marbles. She was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Donna will be dearly missed by her family and many who knew and loved her. She is predeceased by her brother Robert Uhl, sister Bonnie Uhl, mother and father-in-law Ward and Sara Clark Martz, and brothers-in-law Gilbert Martz, and William Spencer Jr. Donna is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Ray D. Martz, at home; children Chuck Martz of Sayre, Pa., David and Phyllis Ackley Martz of Sayre, Pa., Lisa and Shane Spinner of Barton, N.Y. (Shane is currently deployed in Afghanistan serving our country), and Monique Barrineau of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren Heather Martz and fiancé Nicholas Laplante of Sayre, Pa., Tiffany and Richie Lynch of San Diego, Calif., Cassandra Martz and fiance’ Adam Robets of Tunkhannock, Pa., Andrea Ackley and fiancé Jake Vosburgh of Sayre, Pa., Kendall Martz currently in the Army Reserves in Basis Training, and Connor Martz of Sayre, Pa.; great–grandsons Lucian LaPlante of Sayre, Pa., and Gabriel Robets of Tunkhannock, Pa.; a future great-grandbaby Lynch of San Diego, Calif.; brothers Fred (Janet) Uhl of Roanoke, Va., and John (Christina Uhl of Waverly, N.Y.; a very special and dedicated sister Diana Shattuck of Sayre, Pa.; sisters-in-law Marylin Martz of Nichols, N.Y., and Shirley Martz Spencer of Barton, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, godmother Rosemary Bellon, and very special friends Kathy Rorick and Jon and Kesha Belles. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Athens Wesleyan Church, R.R.#2, Wilawana Road, Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. David Larsen officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens, Pa. – Sayre Morning Times, June 18, 2010
Van der MEULEN - TURK, Gertje
Age 85 of Beaver Dams, NY died
on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Mrs. Turk was born in Steins, Holland and came to this country in 1930. She was the daughter of the late Wybe & Trientje van der Meulen and the wife of the late Paul E. Turk who died
in 1984. Her brothers, Harman, Lammert & Albert and sister, Gertje van der Meulen, also predecease her. Mrs. Turk is survived by her son: David W. Turk of Beaver Dams, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Turk was a reading buddy and was a volunteer driver for RSVP. She was a member of the Schuyler County Historical Society and Museum, Montour Falls Library, League of Women Voters, Democratic Party and loved to sew and make her own clothes. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Her funeral service will be held there on Thursday at 10 AM. Interment will be in Montour Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Mrs. Turk may do so through memorials to the Schuyler County Historical Society & Museum or the Montour Falls Library. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 22, 2010
WOODARD - STARK Corrine R.
Corrine R. (Woodard) Stark a longtime resident of Elmira died
on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Bethany Manor Nursing Facility in Horseheads, NY. She was the third child of John Henry and Susie Mae (Young) Woodard. Corrine was born October 2, 1918 in Ida May, West Virginia and moved to New Kensington, PA after her father's death with her mother and siblings in 1932. After graduating from New Kensington High School in 1939, Corrine moved to Scranton, PA to live with her aunt, Hannah Woodard Rosser. She then moved to Waverly, NY, in 1943 where her cousin and his wife, Henry and Lucille Ross had relocated to worked at O'Brien's Restaurant in Waverly, NY. Corrine met and married Lewis H. Stark Sr. in 1944. The couple married in Scranton, PA. They made their home in Elmira, NY on Lake Street with her stepson, Lewis H. Stark Jr. (Buzzy). She joined Monumental Baptist Church in 1944 and was a lifetime member. Corrine is among the founding members of the local Omega Chapter 2, P.H.OES, Eastern Stars. Her former employers were Schweitzer Aircraft during the 1940's, Remington Rand and she retired from The Great A&P Company where she worked in the mailroom. Corrine was predeceased by both parents, John Henry and Susie Mae Woodard as well as her sisters, Ruth Mitchell, Mary Catherine Terry, Elizabeth Collier, Naomi Smoot and her youngest sister, Mamie W. Carroll; as well as her brother, William Woodard, Sr. and her former husband, Lewis H. Stark Sr. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Samuel Woodard (Linda) of Ark, VA; stepson, Lewis Stark Jr. (Buzzy and Zelma) of Elmira along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend Corrine's homecoming celebration Friday, June 25, 2010, at Monumental Baptist Church, 308 Clinton St. Elmira, NY. Viewing 11AM-12PM. Funeral will follow at 12PM with Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Arrangements are with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 24, 2010
? BURKE Carolyn
Webster: Formerly of Elmira. Born July 27, 1922, died June 23, 2010 at age 87. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, James L. Burke, Esq. Carolyn was raised in Maplewood, NJ, and graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Brooklyn, NY. She also earned a Masters Degree in Nursing later in her career. She is survived by her children, Carol (Frank) Volpini, Prudence Taylor, Martha (Ricardo) Wilson, Deborah Brown, James L. Burke Jr., and Philip (Sharon) Burke; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; Carolyn and her husband made Elmira, NY their home for almost 60 years. She worked as a Nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira and was an instructor for several years in the LPN Program at BOCES, Chemung County. Friends may call at Jennings, Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home, 1704 Penfield Road, Penfield, NY, Monday 4-8 PM. A Funeral Mass for Carolyn will be held 10 AM on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Elmira. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Shepherd Home for their wonderful care and also would like to thank extraordinary caregivers, Lynette and Cassandra, for their compassion and dedication. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Shepherd Home, 1959 Five Mile Road, Penfield, 14526. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 26, 2010