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AMEIGH - OSMA (Ameigh), Leslie
Age 48 of Deltona, FL died Sunday, July 11, 2010. She was born in Wellsboro PA, December 21, 1961. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday from 2-4pm; with funeral services directly following at 4:00pm; burial at Sugar Hill Cemetery. She is survived by her beloved husband George Osma having celebrated their 28th Anniversary in December. Leslie was a devoted mother to two beautiful daughters, Ameigh and Amanda Osma of Deltona, FL. Leslie was predeceased by her father Frank Ameigh and her father-in-law Carlos Osma. Other survivors include her mother Janice and her step-father Nelson Ameigh of Watkins Glen, NY, mother-in-law Gloria Osma of Winter Park, FL, brother and sister-in-law Frank (Sue) Ameigh of Mansfield, PA, sisters and brother-in-laws Janice (Albert) Shaffer of Watkins Glen, NY, Barbara (Curt) Connelly of Burdett, NY, Patricia (Darren) Rose-Morley of Watkins Glen, NY, Cathy Jones Leslie's best friend a.k.a sister-in-law of Winter Park, FL (who has always been there for her), Leslie is also survived by many nieces and nephews Adam, Jessica, Zach, Caitlin, Courtney, Mackenzie, Brooke, Cameron, Lexi, Tristin, Robbie, Gian, Nico, Santi, and her Rocky (Raquel). Also many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Leslie graduated from Watkins Glen High School and she served in the US Air Force. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 16, 2010
BAILEY Herbert Frederick
died Thursday, July 29, 2010, as a result of an unexpected illness. Herb was a loving husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa and pop-pop. He was born in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania on October 1, 1930, the son of Helen Naylor and Peter Bailey of Elmira. He was predeceased by his brother Perry Bailey and sister Lillian Schwab. Herb is survived by his loving wife Patricia Combs Bailey; sons, Kenneth (Roxanne) Bailey of Sidney, MT, Curtis (Molly) Bailey of Pine City; daughter Kathleen Carleton of Henrietta, NY; grandsons, John (Randene) Bailey, Ethan (Ashley) Bailey, Donald James Bailey; great-grandson Bohden Bailey, all of Sidney, MT; granddaughters, Whitney and Rachel Carleton of Henrietta, NY; step-daughters, Robin (Carl) Holmqvist of Bangor, PA, Vicki (Michael) Cooke of Stroudsburg, PA; step-grandchildren, Ciarrah and Jordan Holmqvist of Bangor, PA, Olivia, Annika and Tyler Cooke of Stroudsburg, PA; sister Shirley (Erling) Orke; sisters-in-law, Donna Chapman and Mary Lou Richards; special niece Carol (Richard) Adams; nephews, Harold (Bonnie) Bailey, David (Diane) Bailey, and their families; along with several other nieces and nephews. Herb proudly served his country, from 1947 – 1952, in the U S. Army and the NY National Guard Co. E. He attended the Monterey Army Language School and was then stationed in Germany where he was a Russian translator. Herb was Superintendent of General Crushed Stone Company in Horseheads, retiring in 1994. At one time in his life Herb learned to fly airplanes and became a flight instructor. He enjoyed boating and was a member of the Watkins Glen Yacht Club. Active in local organizations, Herb was a long time Rotarian and was proud to have been named a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a lifetime member of the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge, a member of the Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364, Horseheads American Legion, Arnot Sportsman Club, Arnot, PA, and the Wheel Inn Club, Roaring Branch, PA. Herb loved to hunt, taking several trips out west to hunt in Montana with his son and grandsons. After retirement, Herb and Patricia traveled all over the country. He loved woodworking, building model airplanes and taking care of his home and property. Herb had a wonderful sense of humor and a positive outlook on life. He was a self-made man, rising above the adversity he experienced as a child. Herb will be missed by all who knew him. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, August 1, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 5:15 p.m. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 30, 2010
BENJAMIN Ronda L. - Ronda L. Benjamin Sewalt Savey, 70, of Sayre,
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at home. She was born in Elmira, N.Y., on June 18, 1940, the daughter of the late John and Marjorie Whiting Benjamin. Ronda worked at the Valley Inn as the administrator. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by: her brothers, Donald R. Benjamin Sr. and his wife Becky, William Benjamin, John "Micky" Benjamin and Charles Benjamin; and sister Sandy Morgan. Randy is survived by: her children, Dawn Comfort of Corning, N.Y., and Diane Kedrowitsch of Sayre, Pa.; longtime friend Lawrence Sewalt; grandchildren, Jessica M. Warrick, Brad W. Comfort, Brittany M. Erway and Gretchen M. Kedrowitsch; great-grandchildren Ethan L. Warrick and Logan L. Warrick; siblings David Benjamin, James (Gloria) Benjamin, Donna (Rich) Donald, Lorraine Benjamin and Catherine Benjamin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2010, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, Attn: Clinical Coordinator. - Towanda Daily Review, July 15, 2010
BLAKE - HOFFMAN, Alma K. "Mikie"
Age 50, of Pine City, NY, died
on Monday, July 26, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on March 21, 1960 in Germany to James and Josephine (Ramsauer) Blake Sr. Alma is survived by her parents; daughters, Deanna (Chip) Henry of Elmira and Nicole Hoffman of Pine City; sons, Scott (Julia) Hoffman of Elmira and Tim (Justine) Hoffman of NC; fiancée, Brian Cummings of Pine City; brother, James (Johnna) Blake Jr. of Bentley Creek, PA; sister, Bridget West of Elmira; grandchildren, Olivia and Brayden Henry and Emma and Aiden Hoffman; close friend, Tammy Tomisman of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 29th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 8 p.m. with Rev. Jim Pierce officiating. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 27, 2010
BOYER - Mr. Charles R. "Charlie" Boyer, of RR 2 Box 2342,
Second Street, Laceyville, Pa., died
at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, Pa. on Thursday afternoon, April 22, 2010. He was born in North Wales, Pa. on Sept. 12, 1933, the youngest son of a family of 16 children, to George and Endora Boyer. Mr. Boyer served his country during the Korean War, as a corporal, with the U.S. Marines, being discharged in 1961. After his service to his country, he was employed as a housing manager in Levittown, Pa. for more than 15 years. In 1972 he moved to the Meshoppen area, and would later own and operate, along with his wife, Charlie's Bar and Grill in Meshoppen from 1974 until 1987. After his retirement in 1987, he enjoyed woodworking. Charlie was a member of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion in Black Walnut, Pa. He was also a past member of the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club, and the Black Walnut Rod and Reel Club. Surviving is his wife of 33 years, Evelyn L. Brotzman Repsher Boyer, who he married on Nov. 20, 1976. He also is survived by: his children, Mrs. Barbara Culver of Black Walnut, Pa., Carol and Jim Furman of Terrytown, Pa., and Roger Repsher of Laceyville, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by: a son David Repsher; a granddaughter, Michelle Davis; two grandsons, Clarke Davis and Michael Davis; a son-in-law, David Culver; and 15 brothers and sisters. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Kenneth Small of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery at a later date. Military services will be held Sunday at the funeral home, conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, Dennis Strong Post No. 457 American Legion, and the Endless Mountains Post No. 3583 V.F.W. Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, or to the charity of the donor's choice. – Towanda Daily Review, April 24, 2010
BROSCHART - JUSICK Betty M.
Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother - age 84 formerly of New Smyrna Beach, FL and of Elmira,NY died
on Thursday July 22, 2010. Betty was born on December 29, 1925 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Carl and Marie Considine Broschart. She married her husband Conrad Jusick on September 26, 1952 and they were married for 57 years before he pre-deceased her on October 8, 2009. She was a retired bookkeeper for Beneficial Finance Company in Elmira Heights, NY. Mrs. Jusick was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes in Elmira prior to moving to Florida. She was a member of the Legion of Mary and Home Bureau. Betty was pre-deceased by her brother John Broschart and 3 brothers-in-law. Mrs. Jusick is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Mary Catherine and Tim Hicks of Horseheads, NY; son: Conrad Joseph Jusick of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Greg Jusick of AZ; Jaclyn Jusick of AZ; Katie Hicks of Horseheads, NY; 4 great grandchildren; sister-in-laws: Dorothy Radomsky of Myrtle Beach, SC; Anne Lesko of Fox Lake, IL; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday July 26, 2010 from 5-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday July 27, 2010 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads with the Rev. Christopher E. Linsler Officiating. Mrs. Jusick will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Conrad in Sea Pines Memorial Gardens in Edgewater, FL.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 24, 2010
BROWN - Berton O. Brown, 85, formerly of Millerton, Pa., died
Friday, April 30, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., following a lengthy illness. Berton was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Springfield Township, Pa., son of the late Irvin and Marjorie (Williams) Brown. He was a farmer for 20 years and then employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways as a foreman prior to retirement. Berton enjoyed the times that he spent with his loving family, especially his grandchildren, who he loved to play board games with and like giving them rides on his bulldozer. Berton enjoyed the outdoors and was most happy when he was fishing. Survivors include: his two daughters, Sally McClintic of Troy, Pa., and Patricia May of Gillett, Pa.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Russell Brown of Cortland, N.Y.; two sisters, Lillian Wells of Troy, Pa., and Geraldine Crout of Canton, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. His parents and a sister, Evelyn Seymour, predeceased Berton. Services are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. – Towanda Daily Review, May 1, 2010
BROWN Jeanne Anne - Jeanne Anne Munkittrick, 43, of Wilmington, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 16, 2010. Jeanne was fluent in Spanish and English. She loved cooking and caring for her family. She was a loving wife and mother, and enjoyed her animals. Jeanne is survived by: her loving husband of 19 years, Robert Munkittrick; son, Robert Munkittrick III; daughters, Erin and Lauren Munkittrick; two brothers; two sisters; parents William and Lori Brown; and her best friend Stephanie Tucker. Burial will be private. Contributions may be sent to the funeral home at Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702, to assist the family with expenses. - Towanda Daily Review, July 23, 2010
BURKE - Shane R. Burke, 22, of Knoxville, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 17, 2010, in Westfield Township. Shane was born Aug. 14, 1987, in Philadelphia, a son of Sean Burke and Carol ""Carrie"" (Walker) Burke. He graduated from Pennsbury High School in Levittown and was employed by K & W in Westfield. Shane enjoyed go-kart racing and cars. Shane is survived by his mother, Carol Burke of Knoxville; a brother, Sean Burke of Morrisville; a sister, Danielle (Erik Nehez) Burke of Wellsboro; a paternal grandfather, Robert T. Burke of Benton; two nephews, Joshua Burke, Evan Nehez both of Wellsboro; aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Sean Burke; a sister, Jackie and a brother, Sean. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 26, at Pine Grove Memorial Park Cemetery, 1475 County Line Road, Hatboro, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be mailed to Susan Dugan, 509 Barbara Circle, Fairless Hills, Pa. 19030. Wellsboro Gazette from July 21, 2010
BUSHIK Charles Emerson - On the morning of July 16, 2010, Charles
Emerson Bushik, 78, Trout Run, died
quietly at The Gatehouse Hospice in Williamsport, surrounding by his loving family. Born May 19th, 1932 in Roaring Branch, he was the son of Andrew and Adelia (Morris) Bushik. Charles was married to the former Vera Sechrist and together they raised two daughters. By profession, Charles was a mechanic, and was a retiree of Central Equipment Co., Montoursville. Though he specialized in heavy equipment, his mechanical prowess and intuitive nature earned him a reputation as the man who could fix anything. Whether fixing the smallest of mechanical toys, repairing a neighbor's lawn mower, or servicing the trucks of the Ralston Volunteer Fire Company, Charles graciously shared his skills and expertise. He also enjoyed hunting, competitive trap shooting and yard sales. He was a member of the Ralston Fire Company, the National Rifle Association, and a lifetime social member of the Deer X-ing Detachment of the Marine Corps League. Mr. Bushik was also known for his outgoing personality and friendliness which endeared him to all who knew him. He was also a great story teller, and had a gift for making an otherwise ordinary tale seem lively and humorous no matter how many times he told it. Charles was also a man with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord, and was an active member of the Ralston United Methodist Church. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and a true and loyal friend to many. Surviving are his wife, Vera, at home; daughters, Lisa (and Dennis) Dean, Canton, Vicki (and William) Henderson, Williamsport; grandchildren, Kristen (and Eric) Lamphear, Corning, NY, Stacy Dean, Wellsboro, Michelle Dean, Canton, Nathan, Noelle, and Kayla Henderson, all of Williamsport. Funeral services were held July 20 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Interment was in Pennsdale Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Ralston United Methodist Church or Ralston Fire Co.- Canton Independent Sentinel, July 22, 2010
BUTCHER Wade - Wade Butcher, 36, of Roaring Branch, Pa., died
Sunday, July 18, 2010. Wade Gary Butcher was born on Aug. 16, 1973, in Waverly, N.Y. He was the beloved husband of Joanna, the devoted father of Jacob, Travis and Allyson, and the son of Gary L. and Esther (Pelton) Butcher of Granville Center. Also surviving are: two sisters, April (Bill) Barnes of Danville and Angel (Keith) Bishop of Pittsford, Vt.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Cindy Edkin of Roaring Branch; a niece and two nephews, Luke and Lauren Barnes and Alex Bishop; as well as his dearest friends, Sam (Deanna) Watkins of Roaring Branch and Brett Grace of Windfall. Wade grew up in Granville Center and was a 1991 graduate of Troy High School. He married Joanna Edkin on May 19, 1996 in the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church. In addition to being a self-employed truck driver, he most recently worked for Pelton Trucking in West Franklin. Always drawn to the outdoors, Wade aspired to become a farmer. Special times were spent playing with his children and riding 4-wheelers with his sons, going to area tractor pulls, farming, gardening and riding motorcycles. Wade will be forever remembered as a generous person. He was able to see the needs of others and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Calling hours are from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. A memorial service to celebrate Wade's life will follow with Rev. Bill Shepherd officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to may consider a donation to benefit his children c/o Cindy and John Edkin at P.O. Box 12 Roaring Branch, PA 17765. - Towanda Daily Review, July 20, 2010
CLAMPFFER - SPALLONE Marjorie C. "Marge" formerly Elberston
on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Vicki Lynn Elberston in July 1993. She is survived by her loving companion, Anthony L. Spallone III; stepsons, Anthony IV of Rochester, NY; Michael, Philip, and Paul of Elmira; stepdaughters, Barbara O'Connell of Elmira; Roberta Spallone of Smyrna, TN; sisters, Joan Pearson of Moorestown, NJ; along with 20 grandchildren and 4 great granddaughters. Marge came to Elmira in March 1957 as a transplant from southern New Jersey. She retired from New York State Division of Parole in 1990 after 15 ½ years at the Elmira Reception Center. At her request there will be no calling hours, no flowers and no memorial service. Also at her request, cremation will be done by the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. "Scatter my ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow. If you must bury something let it be my faults, my weaknesses, and all prejudice against my fellow man. Give my sins to the devil; give my soul to God. If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or work to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked I will live forever." 'Nuff said, Marge.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 23, 2010
CLARK Florence - Florence Baker, 98, died Feb. 8, 2007, at The Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa. She was the wife of the late Walter L. Baker who died Dec. 27, 1998. Florence was born Aug. 27, 1908, in Spencer, N.Y., the daughter of the late Bert E. and Josie Howell Clark. She was a housewife and member of the First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are granddaughter Ann (Robin) Barclay, Ephrata, Pa.; grandson Bert Baker Jr., Lancaster, Pa.; and great-grandchildren Robin Barclay Jr. and Katie Barclay. There will be no visitation. Funeral is private at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Sun Gazette - 2/11/2007
CLAYCOMB Christobel Lee - Christobel Lee (Claycomb) Haulman, 71, of Imler, formerly of Lock Haven and Duncansville, died Friday, July 16 at home. She was born July 1, 1939 in Sproul, a daughter of the late Ray C. and Pauline (Feather) Claycomb. She married Rev. Donald Haulman on July 26, 1961 in King. She was a member of Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church, Duncansville. She graduated from Greenfield-Kimmel High School in the Class of 1957. She graduated from Shippensburg University with a BE in 1961. Christobel taught elementary education for three years at Garden Heights Elementary School in the Dayton, Ohio public schools and then taught in the United Methodist Neighborhood Center pre-school program in Harrisburg. She was a substitute teacher for East Pennsboro Township in Enola, and Keystone Central Schools in Lock Haven. She was a Vista Volunteer for several years with the Clinton County Literacy Council teaching English as a second language working with adults and children. She also taught for many years doing remedial work with students in the Lock Haven Junior High School. As a pastor's spouse she supported ministry in the local congregations as a Sunday School and Bible School teacher. She provided leadership in United Methodist Women both in the local church, in district, and conference offices. Having a strong interest in Christian mission work, she served on the Central Pennsylvania Schools of Christian Missions Team and helped found the Children's School of Missions. Chris was a Mission Ambassador for Central Pennsylvania Conference touring Methodist missions throughout Brazil then interpreting the work in many congregations. She served for many years as a mission interpreter for Heifer International speaking in local congregations and providing resources about this worldwide program. aving a keen interest in intercultural experiences, she participated in mission work camps traveling to Uruguay, Sierra Leone and the Czech Republic. Christobel was a devoted wife and mother, and a skilled homemaker in the kitchen and sewing room. She was a host "Mom" to two international college students, Elenio Colman of Paraguay and Samuel Fornah of Sierra Leone, who became part of her family. She enjoyed reading to her grandchildren, flower and vegetable gardening, bird watching, family camping and traveling. he is survived by her husband of Imler; three sons, Samuel A. and wife Debra of West Milton, David A. and wife Stacey of Lock Haven, and Mark A. and companion Cheryl of Dushore; 12 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Roger M. Claycomb and wife Jean of Media and Timothy M. Claycomb of King; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Claycomb of King. She is also survived by an international son, Samuel Prince Fornah and companion Kadi of Upper Marlboro Md. She was preceded in death by a brother, Schubert Claycomb.Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg and from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church, Duncansville. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev. Rich Morris presiding. Internment in St. Mark's, King Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given to the Heifer International, PO Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203-8058 or the Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church, 1801 N. Third St., Harrisburg, PA 17102-1800. - Towanda Daily Review, July 18, 2010
CLOSE George Arthur - George Arthur Close, 52, of Morris, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a four month courageous battle with cancer. George was born in Arnot Ogden Hospital on Jan. 4, 1958. He graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1976. George served in the United States Army for eight years and was stationed in Germany for two tours. He was instrumental in development and testing of the Abrams Tank. He also served along the Berlin Wall. George was a carpenter by trade and also worked on road and bridge construction. George is survived by his mother, Mrs. John C. Close, Jr.; brother, John C. Close III of Penn Yan, N.Y.; sisters, Connie Putnam of Troy, Jeanne Butler of Rome; former wife, Susan Howe; companion of nine years, Bonnie Sitar; children, Staci Lynn Close, (son-in-law, Joseph Lynn Sherman), Ryan Paul Close (daughter-in-law, Brandi Lyn Owlett), Shane Michael Close (daughter-in-law, Tara Lynn Close); grandchildren, Kadance Xan Everett, Evan Michael Close; step-grandchild, Hailie Marie Kerr; several cousins, nieces and nephews. George requested there be no services. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette - July 28, 2010
COLLINS William J. - William J. “Bill” Collins, 70, a longtime resident of Pitney St., South Waverly, Pa., died Monday, July 26, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. “Bill” as he was known by his family and friends was born September 20, 1939 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Joseph J. Collins and Marion Layer Collins. He was a graduate of Sayre High School Class of 1958 and was employed by Clare Printing in Sayre for 46 years until his retirement in 2004. In earlier years, Bill played baseball in Sayre. He enjoyed going to ball games and formerly served as scorekeeper at Quinlan Park in Waverly, N.Y. Bill will fondly be remembered as an avid sports fan, especially of the New York Yankees and USC. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary L. and James H. McNeil of Bellevue, Neb.; nieces Amy Iwanski of Illinois and Kathrine Quail of Colorado; nephews Eric McNeil of North Carolina, the Rev. Joel McNeil of Iowa, Sumner Drake of Colorado and Patrick Drake of Colorado; six grandnieces and grandnephews, and a number of cousins; very special friends Jesse and Louise Harris, Jean and Fran Wolcott, John Stanchak and his former co-workers at Clare Printing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen M. Drake, and brother-in-law, Harold E. Drake. Friends may call Friday, July 30, 2010 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd, Waverly, NY 14892, or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in William J. “Bill” Collins’ memory. - Sayre Morning Times, July 28, 2010
CROMPTON Virginia Mae - Mrs. Virginia Mae VanGorden, 95, RR4, Meshoppen, PA, died early Thursday morning, July 22, 2010 at Mercy Tyler Hospital in Tunkhannock. She was born in Johnson City, NY, on April 8, 1915, the daughter of the late Allan Jayne and Ruth Hengoid Crompton. While growing up in the Johnson City area, she was a graduate of the Johnson City High School. After her marriage, she was a homemaker for her husband and their daughter. Her husband, John W. VanGorden, died on May 3, 1991. Surviving are her daughter, E. Joan Hamilton of Meshoppen; a stepsister, Mrs. Winifred Towner of Florida; two nieces, Mrs. Dorothy Lowe of Binghamton, NY, and Mrs. Silvia Squier of Florida. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Jennings and Mildred Harvey. The family also wishes to take this time to thank the Schultz Family of Black Walnut for their many years of loving and tender care given to their mother and aunt. Funeral and committal services were held on Monday morning, July 26 at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church, officiating. Interment was in the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mercy Tyler Hospital, 880 SR6 W, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.- Wyalusing Rocket Courier, July 29, 2010
DAVIES Lewis Joseph - Lewis Joseph Davies Sr., 67, of Jupiter, Fla., died Saturday, July 24, 2010, after a battle with cancer. Born in Blossburg, Lew moved to Jupiter, Fla. with his family in 1972. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing in the Jupiter area, wondering at the beauty of nature and appreciating time with his family and friends. Undoubtedly, he will be missed, as he was the kindest of men, one who valued simple things, and who surrounded himself with love. In addition to his wife, Dawn; his son, Lew Jr. and his daughter in-law Mary Beth, his family includes sisters, Betty Armani, Fran Smith; brother, John (deceased); half-sisters, Patty Wilcox, Michelle Jones; a wonderful extended family of nieces, nephews and in-laws; and his best buddy, grandson Anderson. He will forever be remembered as a good, honest man, cherished as a husband, father, grandfather, and friend. The family will hold a private service immediately; friends and neighbors will be invited to join the family at a "Celebration of Lew's Life" on Sunday, Sept. 5 in Jupiter, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Lewis J. Davies Memorial Fund, to be used for eco-restoration projects in Jupiter and Blossburg. Wellsboro Gazette - July 28, 2010
DAVIS Frances M. (SRGP 87380) - Frances M. Tetor, age 82 of Mansfield, died Saturday, September 1, 1973, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. The funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Tuesday at 1 p.m. Burial was in Coopers Cemetery, Coopers Plaines, NY. She is survived by one sister,Mrs. Astella Tetor, Bath, NY; three nephews, Bruce Tetor of Bath RD2, Willard Tetor of Sarasota, Fla., Harry Tetor of Painted Post. She was a former employee of Cross-Trail Restaurant in Mansfield and the West Motel, Covington. She was born October 3, 1890 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Harry and May Warren Davis. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 6, 1973, p.16
DeRISIO Robert A.
Robert A. DeRisio of Vestal died very peacefully at home on Sunday, July 18, 2010 with his loving wife, his family, and his very special and dedicated caregiver, Louise Williams at his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Angelo and Marie DeRisio. Robert is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Patricia DeRisio, Vestal; sister, Rose Donahue, Elmira; brother, Dr. Vincent DeRisio (Doris), Gaithersburg, MD; brother, Richard DeRisio (Megan), Newport, Beach, CA; a special godson, Dr. Michael Perna (Kathleen); special cousins, Dr. Alfonso Perna (Theresa) and Diane Perna Brady, all of Binghamton; Mike , Kim and Justin Petcosky; Louise and Joe Kurutz who were very dear friends and were so supportive during his illness. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Vestal, a retired IBM Corporation employee, retiring after thirty years of service and a member of its Quarter Century Club. Bob enjoyed watching all sports, especially football games and the NY Yankees. He loved jazz and big bands and had great pleasure listening to his extensive jazz and big band collections. Robert received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Syracuse University where he majored in Office and Production Management. He was a long time member of Vestal Kiwanis and was past President. He enjoyed his many winters in Kiawah, S.C. and loved dining out with his wife and close friends. A special thank you to Dr. Spivak, Dr. Lethin, hospice nurses and aides who gave such comfort to Bob. Funeral services will be held Friday 9:15 a.m. from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Vestal at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Robert's memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul's Food Pantry, 465 Clubhouse Road, Vestal, NY 13850 or to the charity of one's choice. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 21, 2010
DOLLEY Joseph G.
Age 76, of Orchard Street in Savona, NY, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Joe was born in Corning, NY, on September 18, 1933, to Benjamin F. and Helen (Stenger) Dolley. He served his country in the Army from 1953 to 1955 and served in the National Guard for 25 years. He married Barbara Conner in 1957 in Corning. He worked at Corning Glass Works from 1951 until 1994. Joe had been a glass polisher for Steuben. He was a member of the Corning VFW, Campbell American Legion, Corning Moose, VFW Memorial in Bath, and the Mason Lodge 0755 in Savona. He loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family. Joe was a past commander of the VFW in Painted Post. He was a fire police chief for the Savona Volunteer Fire Department and was a man of many hats. He is survived by his wife Barbara; five daughters: Karin (Skip) Covert of Seneca, SC, Janice (Dale) Pettitt of Seneca , SC, Kathleen (Roger) VanVorce of Newark Valley, Penny (Brian) Schoonover of Bath, and Christina (Roy) Preston of Corning; son, Francis B. Dolley of Savona; three sisters: Helen Bishop, Bessie (Jack) Holmes of Campbell, and Emma (John) West of Savona; two brothers, Evan Dolley of Horseheads and Thomas Dolley of Painted Post; grandchildren: Michele (Jeff) Crimmins of Wesley Chapel, FL, Heather Pettitt of Seneca, SC, John (Katie) Pettitt of Elmira, Casey Schoonover of Bath, Dylan Schoonover of Bath, Brandon Smith of Newark Valley, and Jessica VanVorce of Newark Valley; great grandchildren: Ashlyn, Haven, Jason, Gabriel, Xavier, and Lily; his favorite pet, Kitty; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joe was predeceased by his brothers: William, Benjamin, and Francis Dolley and by his son Joseph C. Dolley in 1992. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 25th from 1 - 4 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Seamans Cemetery in Savona. Memorial contributions may be made in Joe's name to the Savona Volunteer Fire Department. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 23, 2010
DRAKE - Freida L. Beers, 89, of Athens, Pa., died on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Ashton Healthcare Facility following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 17, 1920, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late George L. and Emma (Cron) Drake. Freida graduated from Sayre High School and went on to graduate from Bailey's School of Cosmetology in 1940. She was a lifetime member of the Sayre United Methodist Church and there taught Sunday school for many years. She retired from the Sears Catalogue store in Sayre in 1983 after 31 years of service. After retirement, she and her husband spent 22 winters in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. They also traveled extensively to many foreign countries and spent a great deal of time traveling with their two grandsons to many destinations for which grandmother will always fondly be remembered. Freida and her husband spent many enjoyable hours together with friends golfing and bowling as well as taking many memorable bus trips with the senior citizens of the Valley. Freida also enjoyed reading, baking, sewing, crocheting, knitting and crafts. She is predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Elmer and Doris Staight. Freida is survived by: her husband of 67 years, Bernard H. Beers of Athens, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law Duane and Marsha (Zagozewski) Beers of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, David and Joyce Beers of Columbus, Ohio, and Brian Beers and children (great-grandchildren) Ethan and Anderson of Green Bay, Wis.; and many nieces, and nephews. Friends and family may call from noon to 1 p.m. on May 6, 2010, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home immediately after visiting hours at 1 p.m. and will be officiated by the Rev. Martin Bovee. Memorial donations may be made in Freida's memory to: The Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. The family would like to express their appreciation for the wonderful loving care shown to our loving wife and mother over the past several months of her life at Ashton Healthcare, (Victoria Unit). – Towanda Daily Review, May 4, 2010
DYER Lucille (SRGP 82713)- Mrs. Jules [Lucille] Glosque, Island Heights, NJ, formerly of Mansfield and Knoxville, died December 25, 1976, at the Point Pleasant, NJ hospital. She was 78. She was born Lucille Dyer in Deadwood, SD, and moved to New Jersey 30 years ago. She had been a school teacher in New York State. He was the widow of Jules Glosque who died in 1966. Surviving are two brothers, George E. Dyer of Mansfield, and Lawrence Dyer of Burbank, California. She is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC, on December 29. She graduated from Knoxville High School in 1915 and from the Mansfield Normal School in 1917. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 5, 1977, p.10
EVANS Evelyn - Evelyn E. Husted, 87, of Wellsboro, died on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, in Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. Evelyn was born on April 4, 1923, in Wellsboro, the daughter of Harold Kenneth and Millie Bell (Learn) Evans. Prior to her retirement, Evelyn was employed as a school bus driver for the Wellsboro Area School District. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Mansfield. She spent countless hours sharing Bible truths. She was a very loving and caring mother. Evelyn is survived by two sons, Gary Husted of Wellsboro, Myron John Husted of Sasabe, Ariz.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marlene and Richard W. Fillmore of Wellsboro, Millie and Edward W. Glascock of Culpeper, Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harland and Beverly Evans of Millerton, Harold and Julie Evans of Horseheads, N.Y.; one sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and John Kilborne of Wellsboro; eight grandchildren, Rhonda, Amber, Ricky, Tim, Sheila, Amy, Chris, Eric; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Evelyn was predeceased by a grandson, Gary James Husted and a sister, Marilyn. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1, at Kingdom Hall, Kingdom Lane, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn's name to Kingdom Hall, Kingdom Lane, Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main St., Mansfield.- Wellsboro Gazette, July 28, 2010
FLETCHER Marie [SRGP 87218] - Marie F. Storms, age 87, of Mansfield, RD2, died Thursday, November 3, 1977 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. She was born June 15, 1890 in Jersey City, NJ, the daughter of John and Katherine Kunle Fletcher. She attended school there and graduated from the Pittman Business School in New York City. She was the widow of James Russell Storms of Westwood, NJ, whom she married in 1912. Positions held by Mrs. Storms included managing the water department in Wanaque, NJ, where the family lived and Welfare Department Director of Northern New Jersey. Mrs. Storms resided at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert [Evelyn] Henninger in Mansfield for seven years prior to going to the Green Home in Wellsboro. Mrs. Henninger and her husband now reside in Englewood, Florida. Other survivors include two sons, James Russell Storms Jr., Lopez Island, Washington, Robert F. Storms, Franklin Lakes, NJ; one sister, Mrs. Katherine Roehrs, Closter, NJ; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. William Every III officiating. Cremation will follow at the convenience of the family. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 9, 1977, p.12
FREER Sharon - Sharon F. Borden, 73, of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at Broad Acres Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 6, 1937, in Auburn, N.Y., the daughter of G. Stanley and Gladys Devitt Freer. Sharon was a retiree of WNBT Radio and a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Charles; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Deborah Borden of Wellsboro, Stanley and Cynthia Borden of Wellsboro; a brother, G. Bernard Freer of Endicott, N.Y.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service for Sharon will be held Thursday, July 22, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary, her pastor officiating. A service of James A. Carleton Funeral Home, 11470 Route 6 Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette - July 21, 2010
GRABIJAS-CHRISTY Stephan Francis (Steve Christy) "Mr. WENY"
Age 75 of Elmira, NY died on Thursday July 29, 2010 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Steve was born July 24, 1935 in Buffalo, NY the son of the late Martin and Stephania Cisz Grabijas. Steve served his country Honorably with the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1960. He married his wife Mary L. "Lou" Guriey Grabijas-Christy who pre-deceased him on July 5, 2006. He was also pre-deceased by his brother and sisters: Marty Grabijas, Verna Monczynski, Fran Grabijas and brother-in-law: Donald Sniezak. Steve was a Disc Jockey for several years for WENY and the Elmira Heights American Legion. He was a lifetime member of both the Big Flats American Legion Post and the Elmira Heights American Legion Post. He was a bartender at the Elmira Heights Legion and the Horseheads Elks Club for many years. Steve loved gardening, taking care of his lawn and growing his roses. He recently retired as the News Weatherman for WENY TV in Horseheads. He enjoyed entertaining and working with and for the community he loved and served for so many years. He is survived by his loving daughter: Susan A. Swan and her fiancé Lewis Cook and granddaughter Paige Cook; son: Thomas W. Swan of Jacksonville, FL; sisters and brothers-in-law: Ann and Jack Heltman; Char Sniezak and Al Monczynski; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a community of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday August 5, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Steve's funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8PM Where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Grabijas Christy. It was Steve's wish that he be remembered through memorials The American Cancer Society 1316 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 30, 2010
GRIDLEY Lyman D.
Age 91, of Elmira and Glenora on Seneca Lake, died peacefully at home on Thursday, July 22, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. Lyman was born July 12, 1919, a son of Frederick B. and Marjorie (Drake) Gridley. He is predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Grandison "Bud" and Ruth B. Gridley. Lyman is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years Lois Myer Gridley; children, Richard M. Gridley, with Debby Rockwell, of Elmira, Lyman "Jeff" Gridley, Jr., with wife Jeanne, of Burdett, Alida G. Schamel, with husband Norman, of Elmira, Mimi D. Gridley of Elmira; and daughter-in-law Janie B. Gridley of Elmira. Also surviving are grandchildren, Alison (Marc) Richard, Megan (Phil) Conley, Lindsay (James) Simmen, Sydney (Justin) Fitzgerald, Nathan G. Schamel, and Jacob M. Schamel; great-grandchildren, Carter and Caroline Richard, and Madison Conley; brother and sister-in-law, John Haines and Marilyn Gridley of Richmond, VA; along with several nieces and nephews. A lifelong resident of Elmira, Lyman was a graduate of EFA, Class of 1937. He then went to the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1942. Lyman was President and owner of Lyman D. Gridley Lincoln Mercury, and Merlin Leasing Company from 1959 to 1987. An active member of the community he was a member of the "Whiz Kids", a civic group that during the early 1960's worked toward the betterment of downtown Elmira, member and past president of the Elmira Rotary Club, member and past president of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, also serving on numerous community boards over the years. He was very active with Boy Scout Troop 18, serving at one time as the Scoutmaster and was proud to see his sons and grandsons become active scouts. Lyman was a member of The Park Church, and the Elmira City Club, where for many years he took his daughters and granddaughters to the annual Father/Daughter dinner. Upon his retirement Lyman and Lois enjoyed their travels throughout the United States and abroad. Their favorite times were those spent with family and friends at their home on Seneca Lake. A Memorial Service will be held at The Park Church on Monday, July 26, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Felicity Wright conducting the service. Donations in Lyman's memory may be directed to The Park Church, 208 W. Gray St., Elmira NY 14901, Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830, or Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and Finger Lakes Inc., 307 E. Water St., Elmira NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 24, 2010
HEMENWAY - Daniel R. Hemenway Sr., 71, of Kingman, Ariz., formerly of Troy, Pa., died on March 25, 2010 after a brief illness in Kingman, Ariz. Born July 16, 1938, in Blossburg, Pa. He was the son of Howard and Helen (Mackowiak) Hemenway. He is survived by: his wife Lisa of Kingman, Ariz.; sons, Daniel Jr. of Elk Grove, Calif., and David of Kingman; daughter Patricia of El Granada, Calif.; sisters, Rosetta Vance of Canton and Helen (Doug) Leiby of Wetona; sister-in-law Erma Stanley of Blossburg, Pa.; grandson Kraiss Cannaday; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his parents; step-brother Charlie Stanley; first wife Sumiko Hemenway; and brother-in-law Wayne Vance. Dan served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in government. He lived in Japan, Saudi Arabia and England, before retiring to Kingman, Ariz. He will be remembered as a loving husband, dad, brother and friend. – Towanda Daily Review, April 23, 2010
HOUSEKNECHT Erik G.
Age 20, of Burdett, NY died unexpectedly at home on July 17, 2010. He was pre-deceased by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Elizabeth Houseknecht and maternal grandparents, Michael and Irene Lukacs. He is survived his loving family; parents, Scott and Barbara Houseknecht; brother, Christopher Houseknecht, sisters, Kayla Lukacs and Rachel Houseknecht; nephew, Dylan House-knecht; favorite companions - dogs, Keller and Bear; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday from 5-8pm; a funeral service will be held Friday at 10am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family will establish a scholarship program to benefit young writers. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 20, 2010
HUHTANEN - PARSONS Lempi H."Lilly"
Age 78 of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Ithaca, NY and Dryden, NY, died suddenly on June 16th, 2010 in Horseheads. Born December 10th, 1931 in Ithaca NY, she was daughter and one of 13 children of the late George Elias Huhtanen and Ada Marie Muje Huhtanen of Ithaca. In life Mrs. Parsons was a very active woman, achieving multiple accomplishments while enjoying a wide range of interests. Beginning work at age 16 at Cornell University, Lempi worked for 35 years in various Ithaca offices including The Ithaca City Court Clerk while simultaneously operating various personal business ventures. At age 19 she purchased her first business, a mail-order publishing company which she ultimately owned for 23 years. Lempi's love of antiques and doll collecting led to the purchase of The Little Glass Shop, the oldest antique shop in the Ithaca/Cortland area. As a result, Lempi began and was a charter member of The Tompkins County Antique Dealers Association, serving as the association's President and Vice President. Lempi also worked as a life insurance underwriter. In her spare time, Mrs. Parsons was a vigorous volunteer, serving as member of The Red Hat Society plus volunteering for several other Ithaca organizations including The American Cancer Society. She was a past Chairman and member of The Board of Directors for five counties for The March of Dimes and conceived the idea of televising The March of Dime Telethon in the local area. Devoted to Ithaca's local history, Lempi developed and chaired past historical programs at The Eight Square Brick School, including reviving class reunions from as far back as the 1930's. Lempi was extremely proud of her Finnish Heritage and was an enthusiastic folk dancer. In 1968, she formed the Finger Lakes Finns organization which evolved into The Scandanavian Folk Dancers club. Lempi also loved ornithology, patronizing Sapsucker Woods and maintaining membership in The Audubon Society. Mrs. Parsons was nominated to Who's Who of American Women, published in the 8th and 12th edition and donated to The National Women's Hall of Fame. After her retirement, Mrs. Parsons maintained a private life but assisted and cared for elderly in their homes, treating them as family. She also enjoyed playing cards with friends and was reknowned as a fierce but fun competitor. Mrs. Parsons is survived by her children: Els Sincebaugh of Lawrenceville, NJ; Margaret & Lester Mayo of Webster, NY; Lawrence G. & Yeon-Hee Sincebaugh of Seoul, South Korea; Sandra M. Chiszar, and Donald Jr. & Pearlena Sincebaugh of Greenville, TX; grandchildren: Michelle VanHout, Sean Mayo, Rachel Sincebaugh, and Taylor Scialabba; great grandchildren: Madison VanHout & Miranda VanHout; brothers and sisters-in-law: Charles & Sylvia Huhtanen and Carl & Theresa Huhtanen of FL, and Everett & Leigh Huhtanen of Ithaca, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends. Mrs. Parsons was pre-deceased by many of her 12 brothers and sisters. Lempi was also preceded in death by her beloved, loyal and amusing dachschund "Buddy". She will be missed. It was Mrs. Parson's final wish that there be no calling hours or funeral services. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 25, 2010
Feb. 17, 2002 - Art Irwin of Clarksville, GA, died on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002 after a short illness. Art and his family moved to Retta, PA from Florida and bought the Raymond Ace farm, which he ran for several years, and just recently moved to Georgia. Art is survived by his wife, Charlotte; two daughters, Maryln Bell of Georgia and Sharon Parker of Elmira, NY; a sister, Marylyn of Florida; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A daughter, Peggy, preceded him in death. Art was a member of the Retta Methodist Church, Men’s Club and Rod and Gun Club of Rush. He will be sorely missed by his family and all his many friends. Art was held in high esteem. He leaves a wide circle of close family and friends.
JOHNSON - KRETCHMER Patricia A. (Johnson Miller)
Town of Southport resident, was born May 7, 1937 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Raymond G. and Alberta (Gilbert) Johnson, died peacefully on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at her home at the age of 73. Her parents, Raymond and Alberta; husbands, Kenneth Miller and Paul Kretchmer predeceased her. Several cousins and their families survive her, including, Marilyn J. McMullen, Nancy J. Wenslow, Karin P. Howland and Edgar Susemihl. Pat was active in the area art community as an artist and teacher of many workshops. She will be laid to rest in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of her family. Pastor Abigail Zang Hoffman will officiate her graveside services. The family would like to thank her caregivers and the staff of Southern Tier Hospice for their outstanding love and care given to Pat. Those wishing may direct memorial donations to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, the SPCA Animal Shelter, Route #352 Elmira, NY 14903 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 24, 2010
JOHNSTON Sandy L. - Sandy L. Henry, 57, of Sayre, PA died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at home following a battle with cancer. Sandy was born February 5, 1953 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Edward and Betty Lantz Johnston. Sandy enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, swimming and spending time working on her water garden. Sandy was a very independent and strong person. Sandy was predeceased by her aunts and uncles. She was survived by her children Kathy and David Tuttle of Athens, Pa.; Jason and Jolenia Henry of Sayre and a faithful companion Hailey; parents Edward and Betty Johnston; grandchildren Kristy Tuttle; Kaitlynn, Jayce, Jacob and Tanner Henry; great grandchildren Carter Houseknecht; brothers and sisters Pat and Jim Post; Mike and Holly Johnston; Danny Johnston; Candy and Roger Maher; John and Terry Johnston and Jim and Debbie Johnston; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 22, at 1 p.m. at the Ulster United Methodist Church with Rev. Sandy Brandt officiating. The family is being assisted by the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Robert Packer Hospital, Attn: Oncology Dept. 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa., 18840. - Sayre Morning Times, July 19, 2010
KELLEY - Kathleen D. Gross, 62, of Columbia Cross Roads, went to rest in the peace of her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 30, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Kathleen was born on Nov. 14, 1947, in Bradford County, the daughter of the late Carl and Ida Kelley. Kathleen married William H. Gross Sr. on June 26, 1965, in Canton, Pa., and together they raised two children, William H. Gross Jr. and Billie Jo Gross. Kathleen was pre-deceased by her husband William in 2000 and a grandson, Shane Collin Minnier, in 2009. Kathleen is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law William Jr. and Maria Teresa Gross of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; two foster grandchildren; a daughter, Billie Jo Gross of Columbia Cross Roads; and many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters, cousins and dear friends also survive. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at the Springfield Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Graham officiating. – Towanda Daily Review, May 2, 2010
KILGUS - Peter M. Kilgus Jr., age 51, of Dutch Mountain, Colley Township, Dushore, Pa., died unexpectedly on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. He was born on Feb. 11, 1959, in Schenectady, N.Y., a son of the late Peter M. Kilgus Sr. and Carol (Barber) Kilgus. He is a 1977 graduate of Sullivan County High School. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, and served as a Fireman. On May 16, 1981, he married the former Dawn Hottenstein in St. Paul's Church in Overton. Pete and Dawn have celebrated 28 years of marriage. He was a welder for Iron Workers from 1980 until 1991. In 1991 until his passing, he was employed as a welder by Proctor & Gamble in Mehoopany, Pa. He was an avid hunter, NASCAR fan, Ultimate Fighting Championship fan, and enjoyed farming and raising beef cattle. Surviving are: his wife, Dawn Kilgus, at home; two children, Chad Kilgus, at home, Tara Kilgus, at home; his mother, Carol Kilgus, of Dushore; a sister, Terry (Kevin) Bullis, of Dutch Mountain; a brother, John (Kim) Kilgus, of Mertztown, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to call from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa., and from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service on Thursday, April 29, at St. Paul's Church in Overton. Funeral services will be on Thursday, April 29, at St. Paul's Church in Overton, with the Rev. Darcy Miller, pastor, officiating. Pallbearers are: Michael Kilgus, Donald Pinard, Paul Boivin, Vito Arcaro, Mike Robbins, Thomas Sysock, Vincent Baumunk and Al Kimelewski. Interment will follow in Bella Sylva Cemetery, with full military honors being accorded. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Mildred Ambulance, P.O. Box 74, Mildred, PA 18632; or the American Heart Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 228 South Russell Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701, in memory of Peter M. Kilgus, Jr. – Towanda Daily Review, April 27, 2010
KNICKERBOCKER - Alverta "Dood" McConnell, 81, from Wellsboro, died Monday, July 26, 2010, in Addison, N.Y. She is survived by special friend, Bill Freeman; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Bob) and Charlene Knickerbocker, Terry and Kay VanGorden, Peter Jr. and Suanne VanGorden, Charles (Bounce) and Jan VanGorden, David and Etta VanGorden; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy Thomas and Joe Francisihiello, Alverta (Sis) White, Carol and Rodney (Skeet) Crane, Paula (Suckie) and Steve Copp; brothers and sisters-in-law, Guy and Barb Knickerbocker, Leslie and Jane Knickerbocker, Larry Knickerbocker; sisters and brothers-in-law, Naomia and Robert Moon, Rosella and George Barker, Regina and David Birdsell, Shirley and Robert (Bud) Gee, Sandy and Allen Cook, Darlene McNett and Ed Stalley; 27 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are parents, Lorena and Elmer Knickerbocker; husbands, Peter VanGorden, Sr., Grant (Push) McConnell; daughters, Connie and Debra VanGorden; grandchildren, Amy Stedman, Jody Knickerbocker, and Cody Lee VanGorden. Alverta was a member of the Wellsboro V.F.W. and Moose. She loved camping, bingo, dancing, hunting and fishing. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to the Wellsboro V.F.W. in honor of "Dood." The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette - July 29, 2010
KOSHETAR - Tania Koshetar Jurvis, 96, widow of Robert F. Jurvis, formerly of Towanda RR 3, Burlington Twp., Pa., died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Township, Pa. Tania was born March 30, 1914, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of the late Maxim and Vera Nedohon Koshetar. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses for 77 years. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in North Towanda, Pa., with Mr. David Malosh officiating. Service arrangements are provided by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. – Towanda Daily Review, May 1, 2010
KUBELSKY Mildred - Mrs. Mildred Overfield, 88, of 1938 SR3001, Meshoppen, PA, (South Auburn) died at her home in South Auburn early Sunday morning, July 18, 2010. She was formerly of Parker Ford, PA. Born in Volga, WV on March 23, 1922, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna Martinkus Kubelsky. Growing up in the South Auburn area, she was a graduate of Laceyville High School, Class of 1939, after which she graduated from the Scranton Lackawanna Business School. Mrs. Overfield was employed by the G.L.F. in Laceyville for many years as a secretary and bookkeeper. For many years, she was married to William A. Overfield, who died on Nov. 10, 2001. She was a member of St. Joachim's/St. Bonaventure’s Roman Catholic Churches of Meshoppen and Auburn and was also a member of the South Auburn Grange #1188 for over 70 years. Surviving are her son, William P. Overfield of South Auburn; her daughter, Ann Denise and her husband, Albert Wedemeyer of Fairfax, VA; two grandchildren, David Wedemeyer of San Diego, CA and Deborah Wedemeyer of Richmond, VA. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Kubelsky, who died in 1981, and Cassie Lobur, who died in 2010. A Memorial Mass was held on Wednesday, July 21 at 11 a.m. from St. Bonaventure’s Roman Catholic Church in Auburn, with Fr. Joseph Manarchuck of the church, officiating. Interment was in the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Auburn Grange #1188 or to St. Joachim’s/St. Bonaventure’s Roman Catholic Churches. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, July 22, 2010
LEWIS James Edward - James Edward Lewis, 66, of Plank Road, Morris, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at home. He was the husband of Sharen Yonkin Lewis whom he married Jan. 4, 1964. Jim was born Aug. 25, 1943, in Williamsport, the son of the late LaRue and Clarabelle Rouse Lewis. He was a welder, heavy equipment mechanic and partner in Lewis Welding and Excavating with his sons. Surviving are his wife, Sharen; daughter, Dianna (Leon) Graham of Morris; sons, James (Nicole) Lewis and Ronald (Leslie) Lewis, all of Morris; grandchildren, Lee (Meghan) Graham, Arika Graham, Larissa Lewis, Ronald Lewis, Jr., Megan Lewis, Madison Lewis, James Lewis, Jr. and Tessa Lewis. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette - July 28, 2010
LEWIS - Pearl L. Thomas, 76, of Forksville, died April 25, 2010. Born on Feb. 10, 1934 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Gideon and Edith (Maley) Lewis. She was preceded in death by husband Robert Thomas, and a special friend Allen "Homer" Davis. Pearl was a homemaker and worked as a laborer at World's End Park; Camp Maple Lake; and the Forksville Fair. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Gary) Cole of Illinois; grandchildren, Jason Robert (Melissa) Cole of Illinois, Aaron Thomas (Beth Ann) Cole, Illinois, and Angela Mae (Andy Glenn) Cole of Brentwood, Mont.; brothers, Roy Lewis of Williamsport, Jim Lewis of Proctor; sister, Mildred Leonard of New York; and by many wonderful neighbors. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Ellen Fry and Betty Thomas. Graveside funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 29, at 3:30 p.m. in the Forksville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Forksville UMC, Forksville, PA 18616; or to the Forksville Fire Co., 64 Main St., Forksville, PA 18616. Arrangements by the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, Pa.
MARTIN Nancy - Nancy M. McKenzie, 72, of Meshoppen, PA died Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born on Jan. 29, 1938 in Long Branch, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Robert W. and Frances Chandler Martin. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed playing Bingo. Mrs. McKenzie was preceded in death by her son, Carmelo P. Lopez, Jr. and daughters, Frances Marie Minor and Penny L. Minor. Survivors include her sons, Robert J. Minor of Seminole, FL, Glenn H. McKenzie of E. China, MI and Douglas B. McKenzie of Tunkhannock; sisters, Tracy L. McKenzie of Meshoppen, Justine A. Smith of Nicholson and Christina Lopez of Meshoppen; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 28 at 3 p.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc., 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friends and family called at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.- Wyalusing Rocket Courier, July 29, 2010
McCRACKEN Lawrence Jimmy McCracken
74, of Milan, Ridgeburry Twp., died Sunday, July 25th at home surrounded by his loving family. Jimmy was born in Binghamton, NY on July 19th, 1936 a son of the late Lawrence and Cora (Bennett) McCracken. On March 5th 1988 Jimmy married Jeannie Frisbie at the Valley Full Gospel Tabernacle in Milan PA. Together they were married 22 years filling their house with laughter and love. Jimmy enjoyed Pro-wrestling, Nascar, playing with his grandchildren, the great outdoors, and spending time with his wife, family, many friends and loved his dog Baby Bear. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marie McCracken and Loretta Russell. Jimmy is survived by his wife Jeannie McCracken at home. Daughters and Sons-in-law: Loretta McCraken and Bradley Kellogg of Candor, NY., Denise Stubbs of Plainsfield, VT., Lori Stubbs and Richard Beaulieu of Jewett City, CT., Debi Stubbs of Spencer, NY., Vicky and Roy Hunsinger of Athens, PA. Son and Daughter-in-law: Steven and Joleen Stubbs of Nichols, NY. Mother-in-law: Dorothy Louise LaPlant of Troy, PA. Brother: Robert (Nancy) McCracken of Watertown, NY. Brothers and Sisters-in-law: William Russell of Athens, PA., Tammy and Bromo Salsman of Milan PA., Bonnie Jones of Milan PA., Missie and Jermey McKean of Milan, PA., Mike and Tammy LaPlant of Athens, PA. Several grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. A memorial service and celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held on August 14th at 10AM at the New Generation Church, Milan, PA. with pastor Doug Abby officiating. In lue of flowers those who wish may kindly consider a donation to a memorial fund to be set up in the name of Lawrence J. McCracken at the New Generation Church, RR1 Box 1B Milan, PA. 18831. . Memories and condolences for Jimmy’s family may be shared by visiting our website at www.tiogapointcremation.com. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. - Sayre Morning Times, July 27, 2010
MILLARD Marjorie H. - Marjorie H. Buckley, 81, of Candor, formerly of Marathon, N.Y., died on Friday, July 16, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard F. Buckley. She is survived by four children: Beverly (David) Kisner, Apex, N.C., Valerie (John) Peckham, Pangburn, Ark., Sharon (Richard) Schmidt, Merrimack, N.J., Robert Buckley, Norwich, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Walter Millard, Downingtown, Pa.; many sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews and cousins. Marjorie was born in Bradford, Pa., to Walter (Dora) Millard, graduated from Canton in 1947, married Richard Buckley in 1950 and moved to Marathon, N.Y. She was a member and held many positions with the Willet Methodist Church. She moved to Candor to be a caregiver for her great niece and nephew. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Whitney Point United Methodist Church with Reverend Ron Wenzinger officiating. Burial will be in Willet Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Whitney Point United Methodist Church on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to The Sayre House of Hope, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. - Sayre Morning Times, July 20, 2010
MOORE Archie James - When someone you love becomes a memory…the memory becomes a treasure. Our loving husband, father and grandfather Archie James Moore, 85, of Rome, Pa., died on Monday, July 19, 2010. Archie was born on Sept. 29, 1924 in Orwell Twp., a son of the late Charles and Fern (Gorton) Moore. He was a graduate of Rome High School and attended Williamsport Technical Institute where he studied tool making. Prior to finishing his studies at Williamsport, Archie was hired by the Ingersoll Rand Company as a tool maker. He retired in 1986 following 44 years of service. On July 15, 1950, Archie married Anita Roof and together just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Archie was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church and enjoyed fellowship with the Wysox Senior Citizens. He always looked forward to a "trip in the car" touring the countryside, camping and traveling. Archie is survived by his wife, Anita; his children, James (June) Moore of Warren Center, Pa., Debi (Doug) Hicks of LeRaysville, Pa., Richard W. Moore of Rome, Pa.,; his sister, Betty (Charles) Powers of Nokesville, Va.; sister-in-law, Norma Moore of North Orwell; his grandchildren, Mindy (George) Emerick of Florida, Tyler Moore of Dallas, Pa., Amanda (Julien) Fey of Ithaca, N.Y., Keisha (Shane) Heivly of Missoula, Mont., Michael Strope of Texas; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Aiden, Elodie and Vivian. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Archie was predeceased by his parents Charles and Fern Moore, a brother Clarence Moore and grandson Jason Moore. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Archie's life on Thursday, July 22 at 1 p.m. at the Rome United Methodist Church with his pastor, Rev. K. Ben Robinson, officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Rome United Methodist Church, RR 3, Box 3085, Rome, PA 18837 in loving memory of Archie James Moore. - Towanda Daily Review, July 20, 2010
MOTT Stephen D. - Stephen D. Mott, 79, a native of Canton, who resided in Palmer Township, died July 16, 2010 in VNA Hospice House of St. Luke's, Bethlehem. Born July 14, 1931 in Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, he was a son of the late Harry G. and Mary Kohler Mott. Stephen and his wife, the former Shirley J. Allen, celebrated 58 years of marriage together. He was a 1949 graduate of Canton High School. Mr. Mott was employed as the Principal of Vocational Technical School for 20 years, retiring in 1987. Prior to that, he was employed as an elementary school teacher for five years. He served our country in the Air Force from 1951-1954. Stephen earned his bachelor's in education degree from Mansfield College and his master's in education degree from Newark University. Memberships: Stephen was a member of St. John's UCC Church of Farmersville. Survivors in addition to his wife, are his son Stephen L. and wife Helen Mott of Goodyear, AZ; daughter Sheryl and husband Richard Palmateer of Charlottesville, VA; sisters Doris Hurley, Alice Packard, Madeline Tillotson; brother Harry Mott; and grandchildren, Heather, Shane and Elizabeth. A sister, Peg Loomis, preceded Stephen in death. The funeral service was held at St. John's UCC Church of Farmersville, Bethlehem Township. A July 21. Interment was private. Arrangements were under the direction of the Morello Funeral Home, Inc., Palmer Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042 or the National Kidney Foundation, 111 S. Independence Mall E., Suite 411, The Philadelphia Bourse Building, Philadelphia, PA 19106 in memory of Stephen.- Canton Independent Sentinel, July 22, 2010
NICASTLE Thomas A.
Age 79 of Odessa, NY died unexpectedly on July 15, 2010 at Kindred Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Tom was born on November 25, 1930 in Billings, Montana. He was the son of Fred Nicastle and Katheryn Schultes Nicastle, who predeceased him. Tom made his home in Odessa, NY for 30 years after spending many years at Craig Developmental Center in Sonyea, NY and Sampson State School. He enjoyed frequenting local family restaurants for a meal or coffee and socializing at the Office for the Aging meal sites. He loved country music and western movies, and was a faithful follower of the "Gunsmoke" television series. Tom enjoyed many concerts in the park with friends and companions. Tom is survived by his brother, Fred Nicastle of Dalton, NY; his special friend and companion Frances Welsh, his housemates, as well as many friends at The Arc of Schuyler and in the community. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Tom's life at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls, NY on Thursday July 22, 2010 at 11:00AM. Interment will be in Dalton, NY at the convenience of the family. Contributions in Tom's memory may be made to The Arc of Schuyler, 203 Twelfth St., Watkins Glen, NY.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 20, 2010
PAGE George E.
George E. Page, Jr., 94, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Peace River Regional Medical Center, Port Charlotte. George was born March 3, 1916 in Somerville, MA and moved to Punta Gorda 30 years ago from Binghamton, NY. George was a member of the United States Power Squadron, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Vestal-Otseningo Lodge #0435 and the Mystic Shrine of New York. George was a considerate man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving daughter, Beverly, along with husband Tom Stantz of Big Flats, NY; a brother, Fenwick W. "Mike" (Delores) Page of Concord, NC, a sister, Joanne Matheson of Jacksonville, FL; 4 grandchildren, Todd (Kim) Stantz, Brent (Lisa) Stantz, Mark (Michelle) Stantz and Jennifer (Richard) Parton; and 9 great-grandchildren. Private graveside services and interment will be held at Vestal Hills Memorial Park in Vestal, New York.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 23, 2010
PICKEL Dorris V. - Dorris V. Waters was called home Friday, July 16, 2010 at the age of 88. She was born April 9, 1922 in Elmira, daughter of the late George F. and Edith E. (Shelansky) Pickel and made her home on Hendy Creek Road until her marriage on August 8, 1942 at Fort Eustis, VA to James E. Waters of Elmira. She and Jimmie traveled around the U.S. while he served in the Army during World War II and she returned to Elmira when Jimmie was stationed overseas. After the war while Jimmie worked at the Star Gazette, Dorris was a mother to their 4 sons. Once the boys were grown, she worked as a cafeteria aide at Hendy Elementary School and later was a library aide at the West Elmira Steele Memorial Library. She was a founding member of West Craft, a social and craft making group, meeting weekly at the library for the past 30 years. Dorris is survived by her 4 sons and their wives Mike and Jean Waters of Penfield, NY, Jim and Judy Waters of Orangeburg, NY, Gary and Bambi Waters of Rome, GA, Jeff and Debra Waters of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren Jenny (Greg) Miller, Greg (Danielle) Waters, Matthew (Nicole) Waters, Christopher (Cynthia) Waters, Lindsey, Molly, Charlie and Laurie Waters, Kim (Larry) Greeno, Amanda (Chad Munsey) Waters; great grandchildren Noah and Ellison Miller, Baylee and Carter Greeno and Ryan Waters. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, July 19th from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Her remembrance service will follow at 12:30 pm. Rev. Richard Farrell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Dorris through donations to West Craft, c/o Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 18, 2010
QUINN Maureen -Maureen Q. Kirwan, 71, of Johnstown, was taken home to the Lord on Saturday July, 17, 2010 at home. She was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Auburn, N.Y., the daughter of John and Virginia (Hockeborne) Quinn.She was preceded in death by parents; and brothers, Rev. John Quinn and Edward Kany.She is survived by loving husband of 50 years, William E. Kirwan; daughter, Kathleen; sons, James, married to Renee; and John, married to Charlotte; and grandchildren, Michael and Quinn Larkin; James, Aidan, and Delana Kirwan; and Natalia Gonzalez. She is also survived by a sister, Beverly, married to Steven Graham; brother Michael, married to Louise; nieces and nephews, Michael and Kelly Graham; and Todd and Michelle Kany; and special friend, Donna Lorditch.A graduate of Nazareth College, Rochester, N.Y., Maureen retired as Controller with KirCon Breco Inc.She was a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. She was a guiding spirit for her family and friends who are grateful that she is in His eternal glory. Maureen will be greatly missed.She was a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday July 20, with Father Dan Holland as celebrant.Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 19, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd.Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. - Towanda Daily Review, July 18, 2010
RAYANIC Steve - Steve Rayanic, 74, of Tunkhannock, PA, died Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Plains Twp. Born Nov. 9, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Michael and Mildred Doshna Rayanic. Forty-eight years ago, Steve married the former Elaine Wickizer on Sept. 23, 1961. He worked for Allied Bendix for 37 years as a Receiving Inspector. He attended Retta United Methodist Church. A 1953 graduate of Meshoppen High School, he attended Auburn Center Elementary School, was a member of the International Association of Machinists local and a lifetime member of the N.R.A. Mr. Rayanic enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and watching the birds and animals in their natural environment. He enjoyed the old John Wayne, Laurel and Hardy and Three Stooges shows. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Stephen A. and wife, Stephanie of Meridian, ID; brother-in-law, Harold and Cheri Wickizer of Virginia; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Monday, July 12 at 10 a.m. from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Rev. Craig Gommer of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. Interment was in Jersey Hill Cemetery, Auburn Twp. Friends called at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, July 15, 2010
RIFFLE - MCKINNEY, Helen I.
Helen I. McKinney, 88, of Chemung County Nursing Center died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born September 8, 1921, in Dundee, NY, the daughter of the late Reginald and Jessie (Sprague) Riffle. She married Harold F. McKinney in St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Harold predeceased her after 69 years of marriage on September 19, 2008. Helen was a member of All Saints Parish attending St. Mary's Church. She is survived by her sister, Thelma Borden of Corning, NY; sister-in-law, Joyce McKinney of Harrodsburg, KY; a special niece who Helen and Harold raised, Carolee Nelson (Ross) Peck of Big Flats, NY and Lake Mary, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special neighbor and friend, Mark Williams. She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Lee; brother-in-law, Walter McKinney; and sister-in-law, Catherine Tetor. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 30, 2010
RILEY Ann - A memorial service will be held for Ann Riley Tucker on Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m. at St. Bonaventure’s Church, located north of Meshoppen where Rt. 3009 intersects Rt. 3001. Ann Riley Tucker was born on Dec. 10, 1914, the sixth of eight children of Rose Isabelle Fitzsimmons and John Henry Riley, Jr. and died peacefully on Sept. 23, 2009. She was born and raised just north of Meshoppen on the Riley Farm. Her father died of influenza when she was five, and she began living on her own, working for room and board at age 10. She excelled at education and became a registered nurse at King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn and worked as a public health nurse in New York and Miami. In Miami, she met her husband, Robert H. Tucker, emeritus professor of Roosevelt University, with whom she shared the next 61 years in Chicago. Mrs. Tucker was the loving, devoted mother of Susan and Jim Malone of Barrington, IL, and Robert Riley and Jennifer Tucker of Gainesville, FL; cherished grandmother of Jennifer Malone, Megan Malone, Shannon Tucker, Heidi Tucker, Riley Tucker, June Huang, Colleen Tucker and Bailey Tucker. Ann lived a good Christian life of service and charity. She will be remembered always for her big Irish heart that warmed and enriched the lives of everyone she touched. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, July 15, 2010
ROBINSON - MOSHIER, Viola E.
Age 82, formerly of West Caton Road, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Founders Pavilion in Corning. Viola was born on March 18, 1928 in Corning to Raymond and Stella (Fero) Robinson. She was a 1946 graduate of Northside High School. Viola married Malcom Moshier in 1950 and was preceded in death by him in 1989. She was a founding member and long-time pianist of West Caton Community Chapel, now known as West Caton Baptist Church. She loved crocheting, embroidering, quilting, knitting, gardening, playing piano, and especially spending time with her family. Viola is survived by her daughter, Rebecca (Brad) Drake of Corning; four sons, Jeffrey (Linda) Moshier of Corning, Mickey (Connie) Moshier of Nederland, TX, Ron (Gwen) Moshier of Beaver Dams, and Tim (Carmel) Moshier of West Caton; two sisters, Dorothy (Fred) Crow of Pikesville, MD and Sandra (Harold) Stewart of Maitland, FL; grandchildren, Jen (Brad) Cramer, April (Brad) Prinzi, Steve (Jessica) Moshier, Matthew Drake, Kelsey (Jerod) Barnes, Stefanie Moshier, Alex Moshier, Brandon Drake, Timothy Moshier, Jr., Thomas Moshier, Katy Moshier, and Kevin Moshier; 3 great-grandchildren, Carter and Natalie Prinzi and Andrew Cramer; several nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law, Bernice Moshier and Lois Wilson. She was preceded in death by her half-brothers, Ted Robinson and Francis Robinson; and by her grandson, Dustin Drake who died on the same date in 1996. Calling hours will be held today, Tuesday July 20, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday with Reverend James Proper officiating. Burial will be in Barnard Cemetery.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 20, 2010
SILVERNAIL John N. (Jack)
John N. (Jack) Silvernail, 81, of Endwell, died on Monday, July 26, 2010, after a short illness surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his parents, Jay and Eileene Silvernail; and by his high school sweetheart and wife of 15 years, Marjorie, in 1965. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Gloria; his children, Robert of Endwell, Stephen (Cheryl) of Elmira, Gary of Florida, David (Jacquie) Scoff of Endwell, and Ellen James of Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Jay, Ryan, Matthew and Jeffrey Silvernail, Marisa Scoff, Micah, Caleb and Faith James; one great-grandson, Jeremy Silvernail. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Joyce) Silvernail of Florida; a sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Tom Tobin of Vestal; and last but not least his four-legged walking companion, Sammy. Jack was born in Roxbury, NY on October 4, 1928. He graduated from Stamford High School and Drew University in Madison, NJ. He joined the U.S. Marine Corp in 1946 and was on active duty in Korea in 1950 and 1951. For many years, Jack was a Field Scout Executive and directed Boy Scout camps in NY and NJ. He also taught Sunday school for several years and sang in his church choir. After raising their children in Chenango Bridge for 13 years they moved to Sarasota, FL in 1985, where Jack was employed in purchasing and sales at Precision Fabrication for 10 years. After retirement they moved to Endwell to be near their children and their grandchildren, whom he adored and spent much quality time with. Jack attended St. Francis of Assisi Church in Hillcrest for 29 years and was active in many volunteer organizations, including Hillcrest-Port Dick Kiwanis, nursing home visitor, elementary school reading program, R.S.V.P. "Faith In Action" and Meals on Wheels of Western Broome. A Funeral Mass for Jack will be held on Friday, July 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1031 Chenango St. in Binghamton. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at 11. Expressions of sympathy in Jack's memory may be made to: Meals on Wheels of Western Broome, 705 W. Main St., Endicott, NY 13760 or to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal NY 13850. Arrangements are by the Allen Memorial Home, Inc. in Endicott, NY.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 28, 2010
SMITH Ralph Winchester - Ralph Winchester Smith, 96, of Henrico, died peacefully at his home on July 9, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dulcie, in 1984 and his son, Steven, in 1998. He is survived by his three children, Barbara Smith and her husband, Bob Stiff; David and his wife, Ann, and Dulcie Lynn Wright and her husband Allen; and daughter-in-law Margaret Brewster. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ralph was born in 1914 in Sayre, Pa. He worked for the Chicago Daily News and in 1943 accepted a job with Richmond Newspapers in the advertising department. In 1950 he began working for Wards Company (Circuit City) until his retirement in 1983. He was a gracious gentleman and was greatly loved by his children and all who knew him. - Sayre Morning Times, July 29, 2010
STEVES - WRIGHT, Deborah J.
Age 51 formerly of Cayuta, NY died on July 14, 2010 at her home. Her children, Rebecca Wright and Christopher Wright, survive her along with two grandchildren and sister, Kathy Specchio and brother, Rodney Steves and several aunts and uncles. Deborah was predeceased by her mother, Joyce Collins on April 17, 2010. At the family's request, private services will be held at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY at the convenience of the family.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 20, 2010
TENNY Richard L. Sr. -Richard L. Tenny Sr., age 59 of Breesport, NY died on July 14, 2010 after a brief battle with cancer with his loving family at his side. Dick is survived by his former wife and the love of his life, Antoinette L. "Toni" Tenny of Breesport; children, Richard L. "Rick" (Shay) Tenny Jr. of Horseheads, NY, Jeffery "Jeff" L. Tenny of Horseheads, NY, Eric L. (Ashley Ayres and Aubrey) Tenny of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Jasmine, Lily, and Hannah; brothers and sisters, Sharon ( Earl) Bush of Erin, NY, William Tenny Jr. of Corning, NY, James (Rita) Tenny of Elmira, NY, Linda Tenny of Horseheads, NY, Harvey Tenny of Elmira Heights, Harold (Annette) Tenny of Danbury, NC; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Predeceased by his parents, William and Florence Tenny, sister, Joanne Wilcox, brother, Charles Tenny and nephew, William "Billy" Tenny III; Dick was a graduate of Horsheads High School Class of 1969. Upon graduation he was employed at the A & P Plant in Horseheads while also serving in the US Army reserves. More recently he was employed as a supervisor for Ameripride Linen in Owego, NY, for over 20 years. He also enjoyed his membership at the White Eagles Club in Elmira, NY where he treasured being surrounded by the love and laughter of his many good friends, especially his brother Jim. Dick was a diehard NY Yankee fan, avid NASCAR and Bodine Fan. He loved Elvis and all country music, spending time outdoors, and anything and everything about Christmas. He especially cherished time spent with Rick, Jeff and Eric to which they all profess "He was truly in our eyes the BEST dad in the whole world" He will always be sorely be missed by all of them. Dick will be sorely missed by ALL whose lives he touched. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Tuesday July 20, 2010 from 3-5:00 pm. His service will follow at 5:00 pm. Interment in Hector Union Cemetery in Hector NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 18, 2010
TIDD Clara E. Rolfe, age 92 of Burdett, NY died Friday, July 16, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Mrs. Rolfe was predeceased by her husband, Leon Rolfe and is survived by her daughters, Marion Auble and Norma Rolfe both of Burdett, NY; brother, Lewis (Barbara) Tidd of Amsterdam, NY; nieces, Beverly Chalk, Rita Berlin, Nancy Bennett and Donna Moore; nephews, John and Norman Tidd; several great-nieces, nephews and many good friends. Mrs. Rolfe is also predeceased by Elsie Auble, Howard and Norman Tidd. She was a faithful member of the Hector Presbyterian Church, Hector, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, July 19, 2010 from 1 to 2 PM. Her funeral service will follow at 2 PM. The Rev. James and Nancy Yao will officiate. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery of Hector. Those wishing to remember Mrs. Rolfe may do so through memorials to the Hector Presbyterian Church or to the Burdett Fire & Rescue Squad.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 18, 2010
TONKIN Sandra V. - Sandra V. Brown, 72, of Mansfield, died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Sandra was born Oct. 27, 1937, in Big Rapids, Mich., a daughter of Lawrence and Ida Valeria (Coon) Tonkin. She had been employed by the former Super Duper, BiLo and Meijer, Inc. before retirement. Sandra enjoyed gardening, loved flowers, and was an avid reader. Sandra is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Robbin and Brian Loher of Mansfield, Julie Brown-Morgan of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two grandchildren, Sarah and Jenny Loher; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Arlene Tonkin of Hastings, Mich.; a sister, Shelley Buhl of Battle Creek, Mich. In keeping with Sandra's wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette - July 29, 2010
VOUGHT - Marjorie Myers, 90, of Lakeland, Fla., and formerly of Canton, died Friday, April 23, 2010. She was born in Ulster, Pa., on Oct. 12, 1919, to the late Sumner and Mabel (Gillette) Vought. She was a longtime member of The Evangelical Friends Church. She was a graduate of Cleveland Bible College where she met Russell Myers, who she later married on June 13, 1940. She was an elementary school teacher and also a pastor's wife. Her late husband, Pastor Irvin Russell Myers, was past superintendent of Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region and died in 2001. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ester Musser, and brother Carl Vought. She is survived by: nieces and nephews, including Duane and Andrea Musser, and Marilyn and Larry Moyer; great-nieces and nephews; and friends, including the Ben and Karol Agler family. Calling hours are from 1-2 p.m. Thursday and funeral services are at 2 p.m. at Damascus Friends Church, 28857 Walnut St., Damascus, Ohio, with Pastor Dr. John P. Williams Jr. and Pastor John Ryser officiating. Final resting place is Damascus Cemetery. Memorials may be made to EFC-ER Missions.- Towanda Daily Review, April 29, 2010
WALKER John "Jack"
John "Jack" Walker, 59, of Colorado City, CO, died unexpectedly at home on June 26, 2010. Survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Donna; children, Jackie Karsen (Greg Leber) of Pueblo and Jeremy Walker of Colorado City; five grandchildren; father, Donald Walker of Horseheads, N.Y.; sisters, Donna (Judd) Sullivan of Erin, N.Y. and Joan (Dave) Dolaway of Florida. Preceded in death by his mother, Mary Walker, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Eleanor Kerbein. Jack was born Feb. 9, 1951 in Elmira, N.Y. He was a longtime Pueblo area automotive technician, most recently associated with Pueblo Toyota. Memorial service was held on July 3, 2010 at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 24, 2010
WALSH - Robert J. Walsh, 83, of 2725 Four Mile Drive, Montoursville, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Williamsport Hospital. Bob was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Dunmore, Pa., the son of Harold and Marie Spillar Walsh. He and his wife, the former Grace M. Devine, were married on Dec. 27, 1950. Bob was a 1945 graduate of Dunmore High School and a 1950 graduate of Penn State University. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Sylvania for 35 years, in Emporium Pa., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dallas, Texas, and Muncy, Pa. Following retirement he worked for "Fish Finder" Magazine. He was a member of the Church of St. Ann, and their Senior Adult Club. He was in the percussion section of the Repaz Band and was very active in helping at St. Anthony's Center. Bob was a member and past president of the Loyalsock Township Lions Club. Surviving in addition to his wife, are: one son, Robert E. (Vida) Walsh of Georgetown, Texas; one daughter, Marie (Lane) Seibert of Towanda, Pa.; one sister, Mary Ann Tomulis of York, Pa.; six grandchildren, Ken (Kim) Walsh, Michael (Laura) Seibert, Claire, Susanna, Theresa and Stephen Seibert; and two great-granddaughters. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Andrew, Edward and Martin Walsh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010, at the Church of St. Ann, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, with Reverend Charles Cummings officiating. Burial will be Monday, May 3, 2010, in St. Mary's Cemetery in Dunmore. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Kaufman Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport. Family will provide flowers, and suggest that memorial contributions in Robert's name be made to the Church of St. Ann, or to St. Anthony's Center, 125 E. Willow St., Williamsport, PA 17701. – Towanda Daily Review, April 30, 2010
WELCH - Lillian "Lill" Ruth Welch Beeman, 69, of Sayre, Pa., died on Sunday, May 2, 2010. She was born July 30, 1940 in Endicott, N.Y., the daughter of the late Leon and Gertrude Gregory Welch of Warren Center, Pa. Lill graduated from Northeast Bradford High School in 1958. She was a loving wife, having just celebrated her 50th anniversary with her husband, Larry, on Feb. 13, 2010. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who devoted her life to her family. Lill enjoyed making quilts, and cooking. She loved family reunions, traveling around the country to be a part of them and weekly family get-togethers at her home. Lill and her husband Larry, with their family owned and operate Beeman's Family Restaurant where her hometown cookin' has been a tradition for over 30 years in Sayre, Pa. The restaurant will be closed all day Wednesday, May 5, 2010 honoring Lillian and celebrating her life. She is predeceased by her brother Donald Welch. Lillian is survived by her husband of 50 years Lawrence "Larry" Beeman, two daughters Karen and her husband Tom Higley of Sayre, Pa., and JoAnn Havey of Athens, Pa., two sons Steve Beeman of Sayre, Pa., and Scott and his wife Shelly Beeman of Sayre, Pa., five brothers Albert (Ann) Welch, Ronald (Doris) Welch, Gene (Alice) Welch, Lawrence (Donna) Welch, and Leland (Gale) Welch, seven sisters, Frances Holden, Irene Welch, Dorothy (Chuck) Pease, Mary (Glen) Hainey, Helen (Tom) Brown, Lucille (Karl) Wells, and Eleanor Browning, twelve grandchildren Elizabeth, Marshall, Dan, Jay, NyAnna, Ashley, Zack, Miranda, Tyler, Scott, Sandon, Sydney, two great-grandchildren Noah, and Trenton, several cousins, nieces and nephews, and two special family members Jack Walker, and Ron Elliott. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life service from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the V.F.W. Skiff Bower Post 1536, 932 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, Pa. – Towanda Daily Review, May 3, 2010
WRISLEY - Eloise F. (Wrisley) Likewise, 86, of Endwell, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband Charles in 1980; a sister and brother-in-law Ophelia and Robert Ayres; brother and sister-in-law Russell and Keitha Wrisley; and brother-in-law Charley Stapley. She was born in Burlington, Pa., on Nov. 14, 1923, to the late Mahlon and Ruth (Harkness) Wrisley of Burlington, Pa. Eloise is survived by: her sisters and brothers, Elnora Stapley of Pittsford, N.Y., Gladys (Sam) Jerome of Sayre, Pa., Lois Wrisley of State College, Pa., Marilyn (Liston) Pepper of Burlington, Pa., Mahlon (Jean) Wrisley of Troy, Pa., Duane (Sheila) Wrisley and Stuart (Cathy) Wrisley, all of Burlington, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Eloise graduated from Troy High School in 1941, and the Elmira Business Institute in 1943. She worked for the last Pa. Senator Albert Madigan in Harrisburg, Pa.; Attorney Robert L. Bennett in Towanda; and Meagher, Eisenhart and Madigan, Attorney's at Law in Binghamton, N.Y. She retired from IBM, Endicott, N.Y. in 1979. Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, May 3, at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main St., Endicott, with the Rev. Susan Davis, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Endicott, officiating. Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service time at noon on Monday at the Allen Memorial Home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790, or the charity of one's choice. – Towanda Daily Review, April 30, 2010
WYTHE Michael J. - Michael J. "Mickey" Whyte, 68, of Schrader Creek Road, (Weston), Monroeton, Pa., died Tuesday morning, July 27, 2010, at his home. "Mickey," as he was known by his family and many friends, was born Aug. 12, 1941, in Baltimore, Md., the son of the late Donald and Catherine Mahoney Whyte. In early years, Mickey was employed by the Fontaine Weaving Company in Towanda and drove truck for Walt Drislane. He was later employed as supervisor of the block plant and as a heavy equipment operator for State Aggregates in Wysox for 35 years until his retirement. Mickey was a social member of the Beirne-Webster VFW Post in Towanda. He enjoyed motorcycles, tractors, hunting and watching softball and football. He is survived by: his children, George Michael Whyte and Roberta Marcy of Weston, and Amy Whyte, with whom he resided; grandchildren, Donald Whyte of Sugar Run, Devin Whyte of Sugar Run and Kaleb Whyte of Franklindale; sister and brother-in-law Jean and Vernon Perry of Powell; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his canine companion, Peanut. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: a brother, George Whyte; and a sister, Donna Barbur. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in Mickey's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Mickey's family with arrangements.- Towanda Daily Review, July 28, 2010
ZAMBONI Thomas John - Thomas John Zamboni of Mt. Carmel, Pa., died in the early morning hours of July 21, 2010. He was born Dec. 15, 1949, in Ashland, Pa., the youngest of four sons, to Richard Zamboni and Alice (Moratelli) Zamboni of Mt. Carmel, Pa. He was a 1967 graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School and was an active member of the class of '67 reunion committee. He enjoyed a fulfilling career employed for more than 30 years as a manager at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Harrisburg, Pa., retiring in early 2004, spending leisure time exploring his family homeland in Tyrol, Austria, and Northern Italy, and boating and fishing the northern Susquehanna river from his cottage and second home in Wyalusing, Pa. Always concerned with the environment and the health of the fishing waterways he so loved, Thomas was a founding member and former president of local waterways conservation group, the Shamokin Creek Restoration Alliance (SCRA), which continues to work today to reclaim water quality from pollution caused by mine drainage. He is survived by: wife, Ethel (Swinehart) Zamboni; daughter, Pamela Ann (Zamboni) Knarr and her husband Glenn (Clarks Summit); son, Ryan Thomas Zamboni (Mount Carmel); grandson, Glenn Thomas Knarr (Clarks Summit); brothers, Robert Zamboni (Harrisburg) and William Zamboni (Danville); and was preceded in death in 2004 by: brother, Richard Zamboni (Dillsburg). Family and friends will gather for a viewing from 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Willard A. Rothermel Funeral Home, 120 S. Market St., Mount Carmel. The viewing will continue from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, immediately followed by a service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Kulpmont, Pa., where he will be laid to rest next to his mother and father. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Mount Carmel Public Library.- Towanda Daily Review, July 23, 2010
? IRWIN Charlotte - Charlotte Irwin, a former resident of Retta, PA, died on Friday, May 7, 2010. She was the wife of Art Irwin, who purchased the Raymond Ace farm, which they ran for several years. She is survived by two daughters, Maralyn Bell of Helen, GA and Sharon Parker of Salorsville, KY; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her daughter, Peggy Overfield, and son-in-law, Dick Overfield, preceded her in death. Mrs. Irwin was loved by her friends, family and caretakers in the nursing home. She will be sorely missed. - Wyalusing Rocket Courier, July 22, 2010
? MURCH, Chong H. Lee
Loving mother & grandmother was born September 9, 1944 in Seoul, Korea died peacefully on Monday, July 19, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family. Her beloved companion, Eugene H. Mallacoccio Sr. predeceased her in 1993. She is survived by her loving children, Ted (Tina) Murch, Maryann (Tim) Lynch and Lena (Clint) Freeman; adored grandchildren, Tyler Lynch, Autumn and Amber Freeman; life-long and best friend, Sharon Carr along with her family; canine companion, "Kojack". She especially adored her children and spoiled her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and was well known for her homemade egg rolls. She loved visits from her family and friends but her dearest visits were those from her much loved grandkids. Chong knew many people in the community and had a smile on her face and a cheerful hello for everyone. She touched many hearts and will be dearly missed by all. At Chong's request there will be no calling hours or services. Her daughters would like to invite her family and friends to gather on Friday, July 23, 2010 at St. Mary 's Church Miriam Center 224 Franklin Street Elmira, NY from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for a luncheon to celebrate their mother's life. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/ Southport, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 21, 2010