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BENJAMIN J. June Benjamin Corbett, 79, wife of Gerard D. Corbett, of 971 Summit Road, Towanda, Pa., North Towanda Twp., died
Wednesday evening, Nov. 17, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. June was born in Towanda, Pa., on June 20, 1931, the daughter of the late Audley and Grace Benjamin. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1949 and was later employed by the J.J. Newbury Co. in Towanda. On Aug. 9, 1951, she married Gerard D. Corbett in Towanda. June was employed by the Towanda Tire Company for several years. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda, the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club and the Towanda Gun Club. In earlier years, June enjoyed boating, waterskiing, camping and traveling. She was a dedicated Giants, Penn State, NASCAR and Jeff Bodine fan. June possessed many wonderful friends who supported her during her declining health. June loved her family very much, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Gerard at home; daughter and son-in-law, Kay C. and Samuel Kintner of Towanda RR 1; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin C. and Kim L. Corbett of Towanda RR 2; her grandchildren, who will be her honorary pallbearers, Kyle (Christine) Kintner, Kacie (David) Ferraro, Hayley Corbett, Meredith Corbett, Daniel Corbett; sister, Helen Landmesser of Towanda RR 2; sisters-in-law, Barbara Benjamin, of Towanda RR 2, Louise Benjamin of Durell, Tess Benjamin of Florida, Gytha Corbett of Tennesee; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Jan Corbett, of Towanda RR 5; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth, Irvine, Eugene and Dean Benjamin; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and William Vosburg, and a nephew, Duane Corbett. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at Christ Episcopal Church, Main St. Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Maureen Hipple, Rector as celebrant. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Christ Church, 1 Main St. Towanda, PA 18848, in June's memory. Towanda Daily Review - November 19, 2010

BENNETT Dale F. Bennett
62, formerly of South Waverly died
November 16, 2010 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. He is the son of the late Wayne H. and Reba Welch Bennett. He is survived by son: Scott; 2 daughters: Kimberly (Guy) Slocum, Athens; Brianna (Joel) Boone of RI. His sisters: Elinor McGarvey of Charleston, SC; Eunice Puglia, CourDAlene, ID; Janet (Jerry) Belcher, Uniondale, PA; June Bennett, PA. One brother, John (Betty) Bennett of Hallstead, PA. One Uncle, Victor Welch, Hallstead; one Aunt, Louise Davis, Springville. Numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Also, his significant other, Carol Donohay of Canton, PA. He was predeceased by 7 brothers: Jerry, Jay Niel, Kenneth, Harold, Gene, Darwin and Billy. Honoring his wishes, there will be no calling hours. A quiet Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Dale's family. Sayre Morning Times - November 20, 2010

BOCKELCAMP Christine I. Buchanan
60, of 2662 Homets Ferry Road, Wyalusing, Pa., died
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. Christine was born Dec. 5, 1949, the daughter of the late Norbert Bockelcamp and Elizabeth Lorraine Guntz Bockelcamp. She was employed as a medical paralegal secretary in Philadelphia for a number of years and later by Glaxo Smith Kline, Inc. Christine received her master's degree in Criminal Justice Public Safety from the University of Phoenix and was working on her doctorate degree with DeVry University. Christine enjoyed knitting, painting ceramics, the outdoors and gardening. She is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Beth Buchanan Woodruff and Tracy Woodruff of Wyalusing; her extended family, Kathaleen and Roy Johnson, Marianne McGowan, Edward McGowan and Marlene, Theresa McGowan, Jackie McGowan and Jennie Bellows; grandchildren, Colleen of Marion, Pa., Aaron, Ashley and Kira of Wyalusing; her canine companion, Cleo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Laurie Anne Buchanan on March 9, 2005. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822-5020 in Christine's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Christine's family with arrangements. Published in Daily Review on November 18, 2010.  Towanda Daily Review - November 18, 2010

BROWN Yolanda Mosher
During the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, Yolanda (Brown) Mosher of Canton Township died
quietly at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was 74 years of age. Born in Shunk on May 24, 1936, she was the daughter of Walter and Owanda (Kilmer) Brown. On Dec. 30, 1965, she was married to Charles L. Mosher, and together they raised three sons and opened their hearts and home to a foster daughter. Yolanda was a woman with a strong work ethic, never one to indulge in idleness. In addition to the normal tasks and responsibilities of being a homemaker and mother, she worked as a house cleaner for 30 years. She was always happiest when doing for others, and was active for many years in Canton's Village Improvement Association. Yolanda also served many years as the AWANA leader at LeRoy Independent Baptist Church mentoring young people and preparing them for the Lord's service. Yolanda was well known for her culinary skills which she freely donated to her church as one of the LeRoy Angels. Like Martha in the Bible, Yolanda was the consummate hostess, ever attentive to her guests and putting them before herself. She loved cooking and baking for family gatherings and holidays where usually everyone else was finishing the meal as she was just sitting down to eat. She had a keen sense of humor and a knack for brightening everyone's day. She also had an extensive collection of Teddy Bears. Most importantly, Yolanda had a deep abiding faith in the Lord and a positive attitude, both of which carried her through the darkest days of her illness and served as a shining example for her family. Yolanda is survived by her husband, Charles, at home, sons Joseph E. Coyle of Canton, Thomas (and Cindy) Coyle of LeRoy, Eddie (and Mary Beth) Mosher of Syracuse, N.Y., foster daughter Ruth Ann Bump of North Carolina; brother Gary (and Judy) Brown of Canton; sisters-in-law Ruthie Taylor of Canton, Esther (and Wayne) McIlwain of Elmira, N.Y.; and brother-in-law David (and Linda) Morse of Trout Run; grandchildren Mark Coyle, Jamie Coyle, Barbie Mosher, Amy Koval, Barbara Coyle, Jodi Rakoski, and Dennis Coyle; four great-grandchildren and her special extended family which includes Bob and Mary Jennings, Matthew and Debbie Jennings, Shelly Griffin, Mary Lutz, Joe Aelio, Mike Aelio, and Richie Aelio, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Owanda Brown, and infant daughter Johanne, brother Arnold Brown and sister-in-law Pat Brown, parents-in-law Victor and Esther Morse.  Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Fellowship Bible Church, Mud Creek Road at Route 14, Troy. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:30 p.m. with pastors Jim Shay and Ron Bly officiating.  Interment will be in the Brown Cemetery in Shunk. Memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, or the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Daily Review - November 27, 2010

BRUNO Mary Ann Deljanovan
77, lifelong resident of Ralston,  died
at home while surrounded by family on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. Born on January 16, 1933 in Ralston, Mary Ann was the daughter of the late John S. and Elizabeth (Kump) Bruno.  She graduated from Ralston High School in 1950.  Mary Ann was married to the late Thomas C. Deljanovan for over 52 years before his passing on July 4, 2005.  She worked at Stroehmann's Bakery.  Mary Ann was a member of Ralston’s St. Aloysius Catholic Church and their Altar & Rosary Society, the Ralston Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Ralston High School Alumni Assoc. and the Baker’s Assoc. Retirees. Mary Ann cherished times spent with her children and grandchildren.  She also loved traveling to visit with family and friends.  She enjoyed attending many high school reunions and Stroehmann's get-togethers. Surviving are three children, Thomas (Rebecca) Deljanovan, Carole (Homer) Parker and John B. (Diane) Deljanovan; eight grandchildren, Angela and Anthony Parker, Timothy, Elizabeth, Theodore, Jackie, Samantha and Chance Deljanovan; four great-grandchildren, Shailynne and Alaina Swain and Akia and Gavin Parker; a brother, John “Jack” Bruno, many nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Mass of Christian burial was held November 15, at St. Aloysius Church in Ralston.  Burial followed in Wildwood  Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements.

BUBACZ Andrew S. Bubacz
very unexpectedly, November 12, 2010 in Nuristan, Afghanistan from a head injury at the age of 23. He was born September 15, 1987 in Sumter, SC. He joined the Air Force September 27, 2005 and this was his first deployment. He was part of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Nuristan. He was stationed at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma where he was a member of the 97th Communication Squadron. He received the Outstanding Airmen of the Year award in 2009. He was the beloved husband of Ashley Bubacz of Oklahoma and beloved son of Patrick and Linda McKlevis Bubacz of Sumter, SC, formerly of Elmira; beloved brother of Ryan and Kelly Bubacz and niece Chloe of Williamson, NY; beloved grandson of Stephen (Tony) and Phyllis Paul McKlevis of Elmira and June Bubacz of Florida. Also survived by loving uncles, Scott McKlevis of Florida and Matthew Bubacz of Elmira; loving aunts and uncles, Kirk and Pamela Owen of Horseheads, Carl and Elaine Ashlaw of Williamson, NY; loving cousins, Shayna (Andy Labuski) McInerny, Tracy (Trevor) Mellon, Christopher McKlevis, Brooke Owen, Kaitlyn and Carl Ashlaw. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Andrew James Bubacz in 1990 and special uncles, Robert and Ralph Paul and Joe McKlevis. Andrew was such a loving and caring person to everyone. They said he could make friends with a tree. He would talk to anyone and with his outgoing personality and he made lasting friendships with the neighbors in his and Mom and Dad's neighborhood. They were all there for the candlelight vigil held November 18, 2010. Many of his friends spoke of him and several people had gone and had tattoos put on themselves in his memory. He loved music and could play several instruments. You knew when Andrew came into a room because it lit up like a Christmas tree. Andrew also had two degrees in Biology and he had hoped to become a Doctor. He would have been a good one. He loved learning about diseases. His funeral service was held November 19, 2010 in Sumter, SC at the Bullock Funeral Home with Chaplin Capt. Kathy Scott giving the sermon. The Freedom Riders were escorts of the funeral procession and the Patriot Guards stood at full attention for four hours at the funeral home. Thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and civilians lined the road at Shaw Air Force Base and along the roads to the Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, SC where Andrew was laid to rest. His wife and parents were each presented an American flag. He will be forever loved and missed by all.

BUGAY Paul Dominic Bugay
80, of Mansfield, died on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. He was born in Birdsboro; the son of the late Dominic and Anna (Ferko) Bugay. Paul proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He served his community as an art teacher from pre-k to graduate school for over 36 years.  Paul will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Steffie Mary (Winiarska) Bugay; his daughters, Stephanie Sharpe,Teresa Williamson, Paulette Lebchuk and her husband, Andrew, as well as his son; Paul Joseph and his wife, Jean; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Fleming and Rose Harter. Paul was preceded in death by his sisters, Anna Rodolff and Dorothy Bugay; his brothers, John, Joseph and Andrew and his son-in-law Jack Sharpe. Paul was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Arrangements have been entrusted to Connell Funeral Home, Bethlehem. A viewing will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov, 24, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 3219 Santee Road, Bethlehem, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial and entombment will be held at Gethsemane Cemetery, 3139 Kutztown Road, Reading, on Monday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S 12th St., #101 Allentown, Pa. 18103.  Wellsboro Gazette - November 19, 2010

BUTTON Hazel L Dean
Addison, N.Y. — Hazel L. Dean, age 85, of Addison died on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Absolut Care At Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY.  Hazel was born on October 1, 1925 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Abraham and Katherine (Baker) Button.  She married Merle L. Dean on April 8th, 1942 in Corning and she was predeceased by him in 1984.   Hazel attended school in Corning and was briefly employed briefly at Corning Glass Works. She was later employed by Silver Top Diner in Addison where she worked as a waitress for many years.  Hazel was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for fifty years. She had also been a member of the Addison Fire Dept. Auxiliary.  She was an avid bingo player and bowler, and she traveled many years with her husband. She is survived by two daughters: Diane (Doug) Baker of Cameron Mills, NY, and Cindy (Dino) Dean of Addison; two sons: Wayne (Connie) Dean and Thomas Dean, both of Addison;  three sisters: Frances Aiken of Painted Post, Delores Wheaton of Addison, and Janet (Wayne) Cornish of Big Flats; sister-in-law Minnie (Max) Norton of Shunk, PA;  21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 8 great, great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Hazel was predeceased by sisters, Ella Mae, Erma, and Joyce; brothers Wallace and Donald Button; sons, Merle "Bud" Dean, and Kenneth Dean; and by daughter, Donna Dean. Friends may call at Carpenter Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street in Addison on Sunday, November 28th from noon to 2:00pm.  Burial will be in Addison Rural Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609 or to the Addison American Legion, 85 Maple Street, Addison, NY 14801. Corning Leader - November 27, 2010

CONANT Virginia (Jini) Conant Van Etten
Houston, Texas — Virginia “Jini” Conant Van Etten, 88, Silver Creek Drive, Houston, formerly of Big Flats, N.Y., died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. Survivors include her husband Bim and a son, Peter Van Etten of Houston. Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, N.Y.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning, N.Y.   Corning Leader - February 2, 2010

COURTNEY Daniel "Taz"
CORNING, NY/RAHWAY, NJ — Daniel “Taz” Courtney, age 47, of Corning, NY, Rahway, NJ, and Shakedown Street, Anywhere USA, died
unexpectedly, on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at home.  He was born on December 3, 1962 in Rahway, NJ, the son of the late James and the late Patricia L. (Krueger) Courtney.  He married Helen O'Neill on February 14, 2010 in Millport, NY. Taz was happiest when he made people laugh and was an amazing chef.  He was a dedicated Deadhead and went on many tours and shows.  Taz was an amazing husband and best friend to many.   Taz loved to live and lived to love.  He enjoyed life the most in front of the stage, dancing through life to the sounds of music taking many of us along for the ride.  And what a long strange trip it's been. He is survived by his wife, Helen, daughter: Jessica M. Guth of Corning, his New York family, brothers, Bren (Kellie) Alleman of Millport and Bruce (Keough) Hallock of Horseheads, Godchildren and nieces, Kayte Allemen, Emily Allemen, and Kaycie Hallock, his New Jersey family, sisters, Vicky (Jim) Schmidt of Mountainside, NJ and Patty (Michael) Nunez of Corona, CA, brother, Bill (Susan) Courtney of Whitehouse Station, NJ, nieces and nephews, Katie, Shannon, Billy, Molly, Alex and Emma, and niece, Ashlee Henderson, mother-in-law, Helen O'Neill of Piscataway, NJ and  sister-in-law, Theresa Santa Maria of Jackson, NJ. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 12:30pm followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00pm at St. Mary's Church, 155 State St., Corning.  Corning Leader - November 20, 2010

COX James H. Cox
68, of 282 Thompson Blvd., Watertown, passed November 15, 2010 at the Samaritan Medical Center. Arrangements are with the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Born Dec. 12, 1941 in Elmira, NY, son of Harold S. and Helen Palmer Cox, he graduated from Western State College of Colorado, with a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Business. He later received a Paralegal Certificate from Syracuse University. Mr. Cox worked several years at JC Penney's as a management trainee. He also spent several years working at Jerome's Clothing Store in Elmira as an assistant manager along with numerous other positions. He went to work at Jefferson Community College in 1968 as a business teacher and retired in 2000 as a Professor and later received Emeritus Status. He was Past President of Planned Parenthood, member and board member of JCC Foundation, member of the Jeff Lewis Mediation Center and former Vice President, member of the Neighborhood Watch Program in Watertown and he was an Eagle Scout. Among his survivors are three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Richard P. Cox, John T. and Jean Cox, all of Elmira, William R. and Mary Cox, Horseheads, NY and several nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to the JCC Foundation, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown, NY 13601.  Star-Gazette - November 18, 2010

DAVIS Lester E. Davis Jr.
Age 87, died
on November 16, 2010 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, NY. He was the owner of Duke's Bar & Grill in Watkins Glen, run by he and his wife for many years. He loved a good game of euchre and to bet on the horses. He is predeceased by his wife Norma Davis; parents Lester and Pauline Davis; brothers and sisters, John Davis, Olga Newell, Stella Boardman, Mary Ellen Reeder, Alice Mikel, and Dorothy Carle. He is survived by his children, Michele (Bob) Salamy, Diane (Ben) Bond, Lisa (Jamie) Wade, Jimmy Davis, Sharon Thompson, and Bob Davis; brothers, Harry (Marge) Davis and Bob (Mickey) Davis; also many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A private burial at Glenwood Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. The family invites friends and relatives to a reception in a celebration of his life, on Sunday, (Nov 21st), from 2-4pm at the Moose Lodge in Montour Falls. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Schuyler Hospital Foundation, PO Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865 in lieu of flowers. Star-Gazette - November 18, 2010

EBERT Stephen C
Age 57, of Dundee, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, November 14, 2010. Steve is survived by his wife, Judith Ebert; sons, Stephen C. Ebert, Jr. and Eric Ebert; three grandchildren; and good friend and co-worker, Karen Rounds. Steve and his wife where Inn Keepers of the South Glenora Bed & Breakfast. He proudly served in the US Air Force and retired as Captain after 21 years of service. He was also member of the V.F.W Post 0660, Dundee, for 12 years, and attended the Barrington Community Church. There are no prior calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Bath National Cemetery, on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:30am, with full military honors; Pastor Gerald Vanaman officiating. Those wishing to express their condolences may consider a memorial donation in his memory to the Barrington Community Church, PO Box 73, Dundee, NY 14837. Star Gazette - November 16, 2010

ELLIOTT Sandra L. Dalrymple
Age 69, of Valois, NY died
surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, November 20, 2010.  Sandy was born in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Merle and Virginia Elliott. She was the owner and operator of Anchor Acre Farms in Hector, NY. Sandy was a member of the Hector Presbyterian Church, and supported and volunteered over the years with many groups, charities and organizations, including Labor of Love, Live Like Liz, Schuyler Outreach, Seneca Santa and Arctic League. Sandy was predeceased by her husband, the love of her life and soul mate, the late Edward C. Dalrymple. She was also predeceased by her sister, Lindy Bond, and brother, Jack Elliott, brother-in-law, Dr. Bill Miles, and loyal companion, her dog, “Tootsie.” She is survived by her loving family: children Deb Schmidt (Gary) of Watkins Glen, Bonnie Specchio (Mark) of Watkins Glen, William “Billy” Yaw of Valois, Jackie Yaw Leszyk (Mark) of Watkins Glen, Edward Dalrymple Jr. (Cathy) of Virginia, Vicki Schmael (Guy) of Hector, Pam Dalrymple (Jim Shaw) of Hammondsport, Bill Dalrymple (Shelly) of Lodi, Nancy Barrick of Watkins Glen, and Donnie Dalrymple (Anita Dvornicky) of Hector; a brother, Larry Elliott of Palm Desert, CA; a sister-in-law, Carol Miles of Elmira; brother-in-law Doug (Marilyn) Dalrymple of Elmira; grandchildren Eric Schmidt, Lindsay Schmidt, Mark (Klena) Specchio, Matt Specchio, Cas "Sandra" Wait, Danielle Leszyk, Cassidy Yaw, Tai Givin, Erin Givin, and John Clawson; great-granddaughters Briana Specchio and Kaylee Yaw; and numerous step grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews whom she loved very much; and her loving companions -- dog, “Eddy” and cat, “Kaylee.”  The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday, November 26, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 27, at 11 a.m. at the Hector Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at the Hector Presbyterian Cemetery following services. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Odessa File - November 22, 2010

EMPSON Edward H. Empson Sr.
Age 68, son of the late Howard and Kathryn (Ardislane) Empson, died
peacefully Thursday, November 11, 2010. He was predeceased by his son; Edward H. Empson, Jr., sisters; Carol Gee and Sandy Moag and sister-in-law, Amy Empson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 14 years, Betty L. Empson of Elmira Heights, NY; brothers, Gary Empson of West Bingham, NY, and Don (Lee) Empson of Long Island, NY, step children, Donna Truax, Darla Talmage, Dennis Truax and Michael Serow, great-granddaughter, Manajia and many others as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Edward proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Navy. He worked in G.E. Foundry and retired from the NYS Department of Corrections as a roofer/plumber in 2000. The last 10 years of his life were the best 10 years of his life, and these years included senior games in softball, basketball, volleyball and working out at the YMCA. A memorial service honoring Edwards life will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm. The Rev. Michael Spencer will be officiating. Those wishing may make memorials to the YMCA , 425 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904.  Star-Gazette - November 18, 2010

GERARD Elizabeth J. “Liz”
On Saturday, November 13th, Liz Gerard ended her life. She struggled for a long time with an undefinable illness. She desperately wanted to heal, but  when she felt that it was becoming unendurable,  she found relief in the only way she knew how. We are just beginning to feel how much her life changed us, and to know what we have lost. Liz was a wonderful potter and a truly gifted massage therapist, but her greatest gift was for deep and lasting friendships. She was happiest in the water, and loved to travel. She blended these passions whenever possible, and was always ready to bring her friends with her if she could. She had a delicate and profound way of holding people's lives, of seeing deeply into them and finding ways of bringing to everyone she loved some part of her gift. She was unfailingly thoughtful, sensitive and caring, and her educated  healing touch will be missed by her massage family as well as her clients. She made her ceramics to fit comfortably in your hand, and she would always gently remind us that her pots were meant to be used. She would like that. In death, she will at last be joining her closest friend and sister Debbie Gerard White and her beloved mother Jeanne Gerard. She also joins her brother Bobbie Gerard. Among the many friends she had to leave behind are her sister Barb Gerard, her brother Jim Gerard and his wife Anne, her other brother Rick Gerard, her treasured friend Luanne Gardner, and me, Marty Poole. We will be looking for her out of the corner of our eyes for the rest of our lives. She was so beautiful. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, November 19, 2010 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Her memorial Service will follow the visitation at 6pm. She will be laid to rest in the Greensprings Cemetery, Newfield, NY on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 10 am.  Corning Leader - November 19, 2010

GOLDENER Dr. Margaret H. Launius
58, of Mansfield, died on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at her home.  Margaret was born on Jan. 27, 1952, in Ross, Calif., the daughter of Robert and Mary (Grant) Goldener. She was married to Bruce W. Launius. A professor of psychology at Mansfield University for 21 years, Margaret was a superb teacher, scholar, mentor, advisor to students and a treasured colleague at the university. She challenged students to achieve their absolute best, teaching and leading by the example of her life. Margaret was a member of the Tioga County Women's Coalition and extremely active in women's issues on campus. She enjoyed crocheting, reading mysteries, birding, spending time with her family, her Blue Merle Shelties and Papillions puppies. In addition to her husband of 33 years, Bruce and mother, Mary, Margaret is survived by her daughter, Marlo Marie Mann Paxson of Camp Hill; sister, Ellen Goldener Bingel of Sebastopol, Calif.; and brother, Rob Goldener of California. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Margaret's memory to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Wellsboro Gazette - November 17, 2010

GORGES Ruth M. Gorges Leszyk
Formerly of Port Charlotte, FL, died Thurs. Nov. 18, 2010 at the age of 88. She is predeceased by her husband, Edward J. She leaves her children, Gerald (Ruth), Ronald (Joyce), Charles (Mercy Longshanks), Richard, and Carol (Dave) Ross; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; dear friends and staff at Baywinde. Friends may call 4-8 Mon. at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave., Webster. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 A.M. Tues. at Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Rd., Webster. Interment, Holy Trinity Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the St. Joseph's Alumni Assoc. c/o Dolores Boedicker, Treasurer, 1209 West Water St., Elmira, NY 14905, or Webster Comfort Care Home, 700 Holt rd., Webster, NY 14580. Star-Gazette - November 21, 2010

GORMAN Craig R. Gorman
Age 67, of Horseheads, NY, died
unexpectedly at home on Saturday morning, November 27, 2010. Craig was born on August 31, 1943, a son of the late Angus and Geneve Monahan Gorman. He retired from Dresser-Rand where he was employed for over 20 years. He enjoyed his time at the camp on Sacandaga Lake and was quite the "animated" sports fan, especially when it involved his family. Craig is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Ann Callahan Gorman; children, Kelli (John) Fesetch of Elmira, NY, Gus (Tiffanie) Gorman, Katie Gorman, both of Mechanicsburg, PA. A proud "pop-pop" to Madelyn, Paige, and Jack; brother, Jay Gorman of Putnam Valley, NY; niece, Jill (Tim) DeRenzo; mother-in-law, Catherine Callahan of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Robert (Susie) Callahan; and nephew Tom Callahan. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, from 3-6 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 10 a.m. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing to remember Craig may do so through memorials to American Heart, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or American Diabetes, 160 Allens Creek Road?, Building 160, 1st Floor?, Rochester, New York 14618 in his memory.  Star-Gazette November 29, 2010

HART Lorraine L. Watkins
81, of Howard, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College. She was born in Tioga County on Jan. 8, 1929, a daughter of the late Owen and Daisy Griffin Hart. She was married June 9, 1946, in Leona, to Arthur L. Watkins. She graduated from Troy High School. Lorraine was the head cashier at the Super Duper Grocery Store in Mansfield for 17 years. She was a Christian. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jeannie L. Goleman of Howard; a son, David A. (Pamela J.) Watkins of Boalsburg; brother, Richard of Hart of Elmira, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.Visitation will be held at the Kader-Neef Funeral Home, 135 W. Main St., Howard, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, Nov. 17, for one hour prior to the service. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home, with Albert Knaggs officiating. Burial will be at Zion Cemetery, Walker Township. Wellsboro Gazette - November 17, 2010

HARTSHAW Betty L. Jayne
78, of 362 Second St., Laceyville, Pa., died
at her home on Second Street early Friday morning, Nov. 26, 2010, after an illness. Born in King of Prussia, Pa., on June 29, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Hart Hartshaw.  While growing up in Laceyville, Betty was a graduate of the Laceyville High School class of 1951. On Jan. 16, 1954, she married her husband Kenneth Jayne, and they were married for 56 years. In 1970 Betty and Ken bought the Legal Blank Printery in Laceyville, and together they owned and operated the business until 1989. Betty was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, Pa. and the Laceyville Oldest House. After their retirement Betty and Ken enjoyed traveling. In her spare time Betty, loved doing crafts, and every summer she enjoyed her garden. For many years, Betty entered her crafts and canned goods in the Wyoming County Fair. She is survived by: her husband, Kenneth Jayne, of Laceyville, Pa.; her daughter and son-in-law Dorothy and Jerry Weir of Laceyville, Pa.; her son and daughter-in-law Dale and Trudy Jayne of Wyalusing, Pa.; her four grandchildren, Crystal (Nate) Lacey of State College, Pa., Capt. Eric (Ava) Jayne stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla., with the U.S. Army, Jared Weir of Laceyville, Pa. and Joel Weir of Odenton, Md.; and three great-grandchildren. Betty is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jane Shaffer of Doylestown, Pa., and Mrs. Doris Newhart of Binghamton, N.Y. and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph Hartshaw, Roland Hartshaw and Robert Hartshaw, and a sister, Joan Bendock, who died
on March 8, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday morning, Nov. 29, 2010 from the Braintrim Baptist Church, in Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Davis and Rev. Dave Faulkner of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St. Cemetery, in Laceyville. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday morning at the church. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Braintrim Baptist Church Library, P.O. Box 281, Laceyville, PA 18623. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.  Daily Review - November 27, 2010

HECK Carl L. Heck
Age 60 of Mystic View Lane, Lawrenceville, PA died
Nov. 23, 2010. A memorial service will be held Saturday Nov. 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.

Lawrenceville, Pa. — Carl L. Heck, 60, of Mystic Lane, Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at home. He was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Lisa; two daughters, Candy Marble of Bath and Angelina Heck of Lawrenceville; two brothers, Fred Heck of Williamsport and Vern Heck of Covington; and four sisters, Carol Baker of Williamsport, Geraldine Davies of Knoxville, Connie Johnson of Tioga, and Eva Carson of Wellsboro. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  Corning Leader - November 24, 2010

HORNET James Tyler Homet
81 of Versailles MO and formerly of Troy, died Friday, October 29, 2010 after an extended illness. Born in Metuchen, New Jersey on December 9, 1928, he was the son of the late Francis J. and Ruth Tyler Homet. He grew up in Camptown PA & Allentown PA.  He graduated from Allentown High School & attended Penn State University.  For many years Tyler, owned in partnership with his cousin Harold Chadwick, the John Deere Troy Equipment Company.   He was a welder, heavy equipment mechanic & beef cattle rancher. He owned the first car wash in Troy for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Troy Volunteer Fire Department. He also was a Justice of the Peace in Troy. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Janice Burgess Homet; a daughter, Kathleen A. Custer of Marietta, GA; three sons, James T. Homet, II and wife Kimberly of Kingsley PA, David L. Homet and wife Sandra of Mansfield TX, and Daniel L. Homet and wife Lynda, of Granville Summit; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren and the mother of his children, Francesca Marcucci Homet. He will also be remembered by many other family members and close friends. His sister, Mrs. Miriam Homet Martin, predeceased him. A  private memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a later date on his farm in Versailles MO.  Canton Sentinel - November 19, 2010

JOHNSON Rosie J. Laport
60, of Waverly, N.Y. died
on Nov. 18, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on Jan. 1, 1950 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Albert and Rosie (Lattimer) Johnson.  Rosie loved to camp and spend time outdoors. She especially loved fishing and playing pool with her many friends. Rosie was a dedicated mother, grandmother and caregiver always living life to the fullest. Rosie is preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Shirley Mallard, and a brother, Jimmy Johnson. Rosie is survived by her daughters and son-in-law Michelle (Richard) Robinson of Waverly, N.Y.  and Patty Heinzelman of Aravia, Fla.; sons and daughters-in-law Walt Heinzelman of Vestal, N.Y., Ernie (Sue) Heinzelman of Waverly, N.Y., Tommy (Crystal) Heinzelman of Lowman, N.Y. , and Jim Hienzelman of Carleton MI; brother Albert (Shelly) Johnson of Waverly, N.Y.; sister Martha (Butch) Gable of Waverly, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; one very special great-grandchild; nieces, nephews, and many other special friends relatives and neighbors. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27th  from 2 to 5 p.m. at the South Waverly Community Hall, 57 Pleasant St. South Waverly PA. The burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family. Flowers will be provided by the family however, those who wish to may make a donation to the Guthrie Cancer Center 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. 18810 in loving memory of Rosie J. Laport. 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 - November 21, 2010

KELLER Charles Stanley  Keller
age 95, a resident of The Laurels in Wellsboro passed peacefully of natural causes on Monday, November 15, 2010. Before moving to Wellsboro in 2005, he was a resident of Brittany Pointe Estates in Lansdale, PA. Stan, as his friends knew him, was born April 9, 1915, in Philadelphia, the son of Charles Calvin Keller and Linnie (Moyer) Keller. He graduated in 1938 from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. Stan was married to the late Harriet Burt Keller who passed in 2005 while the couple was living in Lansdale. He was also preceded in death by a younger sister, Doris Rife of Chambersburg, PA.
Stan and his wife, Harriet, met while they were employees of General Electric Corporation in Philadelphia. He was co-founder in 1947, and chief operating officer for most of his career, of Plastica (now Jet Plastica) in Hatfield, PA, which designed and manufactured the first plastic eating utensils. He and his wife were active in community theatre in the Lansdale area and the Thomas Paine Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Collegeville, PA. Activities that Stan pursued with passion ranged from art and architectural design to tennis, which he played well into his eighties.  Stan is survived by two sons. The eldest, Peter A. Keller, serves as Provost of Mansfield University and is married to Rhonda S. Keller. The youngest, C. Stephen Keller, is a principal of Woodhouse and Murus corporations of Mansfield and resides in Boulder, CO. Grandchildren include Dr. David P. Keller, an oceanographer who resides in Kiel, Germany; Dr. Kirsten Keller Titelman, a researcher with Rand Corporation, who resides with her husband in Santa Monica, CA; and Hali Keller who resides with her parents in Boulder, CO. A great grandson, Ayden J. Keller, lives with his father in Germany.  A private memorial service is being arranged by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Wellsboro Gazette - November 20, 2010

KENNEDY Wilbur F. Kennedy
81, of Galeton, PA, died on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born December 25, 1928, in Wellsboro, he was a son of the late Elias and Elizabeth (Wilson) Kennedy. He was a Veteran, having served with the United States Army in the Korean War. He was married to the former Ruth J. Lovell, who predeceased him on September 27, 2006. Wilbur worked at Corning Glass in Wellsboro for many years. He greatly enjoyed bird watching, animals, being outside, and was the master of "puttering around". Surviving are five sons, Walter (Paula) of Morgantown, WV, William (JoAnn) of Littlestown, PA, John (Catherine) of New Oxford, PA, James of Galeton, and Robert (Candy) of Thomasville, PA; a daughter, Vickie Hurst of Galeton; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three brothers, Calvin of Coudersport, PA Richard (Gerry) of Wellsboro, Leroy (Sandy) of Middlebury, PA, and Richard (Gerry) of Wellsboro; two sisters, Jean Ingram of Wellsboro and Ruth Wilkins of Covington, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Wilbur was predeceased by two sons, Scott and Wilbur, Jr. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, November 26, 2010 from 6:00-8:00pm and on Saturday, November 27, 2010 from 11:30-12:30pm, with Funeral Services following at 12:30pm. The Rev. Lynn Geiser will officiate. Interment will be made in the Germania Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.  Star Gazette - November 26, 2010

KIRCHNER Robert George Kirchner Sr.
74 of Dutch Mountain Road, Dushore, Pa., died
on Friday morning Nov. 19, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Robert was born on Nov. 11, 1936 in Allentown, Pa., a son of the late Woodrow and Madlyn Dibert Kirchner. Robert is a Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Army. He later married Carol Godusky in Allentown and worked for the Service Electric Cable TV company of Bethlehem as a Technician for 34 years until his retirement. He and Carol have resided in Dushore for the last 23 years. Robert enjoyed bowling and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Carol at home; four children, Robert and (Marge) Kischner Jr., of Coopersburg Pa., Rachael and (Keith) Briech of Cataswaka, Pa., Holly and (Mike Fife) Foust of Peckville, Pa., and John Kirchner of Laceyville, Pa.; two sisters and a brother, Patricia and (Robert) Grace, Ronald and (Kaye) Kirchner, and Jean and (Robert) Werley; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA 18614 with the Rev. Robert W. Brown officiating. Family and friends are invited to call from noon until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Leigh Valley Health Network, Heart and Lung Instute, 1247 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18103, in Memory of Robert. Towanda Daily Review - November 22, 2010

KNISLEY Marietta Knisley Searles
age 78 died
suddenly on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 while visiting her daughter in Raleigh, NC. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the Odessa Baptist Church, Maple Avenue, Odessa, NY 14869. Marietta was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on December 2, 1931, to the late Elgene Knisley and Kathleen Knisley. She moved to Hamburg, NY at a young age and graduated form Hamburg High School. Marietta was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Howard Searles; her son, Alan Searles of Ketchum, Idaho, and daughters, Carol Thomson (Rich French) of Enfield, NY and her children Shannon and Aaron; and Mary Beth (James) Huber of Raleigh, NC and her children Bryan and Timothy. She is also survived by her sister Kathleen Blackburn of Baltimore, MD and brothers-and sisters-in-law: Frederick (Patricia) Searles, Christine Milne, Dorene (Edward) MacDonald, Marion (Richard) Buck and Isabel (Jack) Mroczkowski. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Elgene and John Knisley. Marietta was a long-time member of the Odessa Baptist Church. She retired from Cornell University and also worked for several attorneys in Watkins Glen, Elmira and Geneva. She was for former President of the Watkins/Montour Zonta Club and volunteered for several years at Schuyler Hospital and the Dutton S. Peterson Library. She was also a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader for many years. She loved working in her flower gardens, painting, and traveling with her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Odessa Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are entrusted with the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home.  Star Gazette - November 27, 2010

KOBBE Delos H. Kobbe
70, of Ringtown Mountain Road, died Thursday, Nov 25, 2010, following an automobile accident in Forks Township, Sullivan County.  He was born January 29, 1940 in Forksville, Sullivan County and was a son of the late Francis and Beltha Boyles Kobbe. Delos graduated from Loyalsock Area High School in the class of 1957. Following graduation he worked as a logger in Sullivan County until moving to the Catawissa area where he was employed by Cattawissa Lumber as supervisor, moving to the Paxinos Lumber Company plant until retiring in 2006. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Numidia.  Delos enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, was a Philly's fan, and liked to go to casinos. He took pride in his work, was a very dedicated worker, work was his life, was a great family man, easy going, and was a kind and loving husband.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Betty L. Karnes, who died in 2002 ending a marital span of 43 years.  He is survived by two sons, Ralph E. Kobbe and his wife Suzanne, of Elysburg, Robert A. Kobbie, and his wife Mary, of Catawissa; four grandchildren Nicole Shebelskie, Audra, Krista and Jason Kobbe; his companion Connie Campbell, of Hillsgrove; three brothers, Alan Kobbe and his wife Beverly, of Milledgville, Ga., Norman Kobbe and his wife Elaine, of Montgomery, Durwood Kobbe and his wife Shirley, of Overton; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Numidia, with the Rev. Gordon Smith, his pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Linda Renninger pastor of Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, Hillsgrove. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 at the Allen R. Horne Funeral Home 193 McIntyre Road, Catawissa and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Roaring Creek Valley QRS c/o of Tom Runge, 1091 Numidia Dr., Catawissa, PA 17820 or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 27 Ringtown Mountain Road, Catawissa, PA 17820.  Daily Review - November 28, 2010

LARRISON Agnes Irene Evans
93, Inverness, died Nov. 18, 2010 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. from Oak Ridge Cemetery with Fr. Charles Leke of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow. There will be no calling hours at the funeral Home. A native of Corning, N.Y., she was born April 5, 1917 to the late Liston and Irene (Wheale) Larrison and moved to Florida after retiring as a Register & Recorder for Bradford County, Pa. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Agnes is survived by her daughter, Patricia Strauser, Inverness; her brother, Robert Larrison of Corning, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and a brother and sister, Elwyn Larrison and Doris Rockwell.  Towanda Daily Review - November 19, 2010

LOOMIS Loretta Loomis Billingsley
96, of Cactus Forest, Arizona, died
of natural causes Monday, October 4, 2010, at her home. Loretta was born January 15, 1914, near East Troy on the family farm to Arthur Reid and Fannie (Parke) Loomis,  She has six siblings, Florence, Arthur, Ellsworth, Lucien, Charles and Luther, all of whom preceded her in death. Her husband Charles R. Billinsgley also preceded her in death.  She is survived by her sons John (Marge) of Florence, AZ and Edward (Dorothy) of Honolulu, HI. Loretta had four grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild by John as well as Ed's family of four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In 1951 she moved with her husband Charles and sons to Coolidge, Arizona. They lived at the Coolidge-Florence Airport and Valley Farms prior to moving to Cactus Forest. She retired from the old Pinal General Hospital administration offices where she made many life-long friends. There was a celebration of life at her home, 9705 N. Diffin Road in Florence, AZ on October 23. Memorial contributions are suggested to: Hospice Compassus, 1675 Monument Plaza Dr., Casa Grande, Arizona 85122.  Canton Independent Sentinel - November 27, 2010

John G. Lozier, 93, of 353 Steuben St., Painted Post, New York, entered into rest Friday, November 26th 2010 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers, Painted Post, NY. Born in Brookfield Township, Pa. April 17th 1917, he was the son of the late Roger and Effie Cady Lozier. A graduate of Troupsburg High School, he was a retired instrument mechanic from Corning Inc. John was an accomplished pianist. He married Bertina L. Stickler in May 1952. She survives. Also surviving are his sons and daughters in law, Jesse and Sylvia Lozier of Sabinsville, Pa. and John Bayard and Donna Lozier of Knoxville, Pa., his daughter and son in law, Robin and Rob Munn of Sayre, Pa., his step son, Stanley (Sharon) Young of Watkins Glen, NY, six grandchildren, several great grandchildren and his sister, Eileen Wynick of Westfield, Pa. John was preceded in death by his sister, Eliza Davis. It was John’s wishes that there be no visitation, nor funeral. Final disposition will be made at the convenience of the family.   Star-Gazette November 29, 2010

LUTES David Christopher Lutes
OAK GROVE, KY — Spec. David Christopher Lutes U.S. Army of 944 Van Buren Ave, died November 12, 2010 from injuries sustained in the line of duty while serving with the 101st airborne Div. in Afghanistan. Born on February 15, 1982 in Bethesda, MD. He married the former Bobbi Jean Childs of Bolivar on March 10, 2009 in Clarksville. Tenn. Mrs. Lutes survives. David was a graduate of Westmar High School Lanaconing, MD and a graduate of Allegheny Community College Cumberland, MD. David Enjoyed playing video games, drawing, playing basketball. He loved playing with his girls & being a husband and father. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters Kya M. Lutes & Kaitlyn E. Lutes at home. Mother and stepfather Delia (Rich) Ahern Westernport, MD, two brothers, Kenny Lutes & Jarod Lutes both of Westernport, MD, one sister Kylie (Robert) Stanley Westernport, MD, mother-in-law Nancy Childs Bolivar, father-in-law Douglas Childs Corning, NY, brothers-in-law PFC Allan Childs South Carolina, PFC Kristopher Childs Scofield Barraks, HI, sister-in-law Tamarakye Hoffman-Childs, Hawaii. Preceded in death by a son Damien Lutes 2006. Friends may call Sunday 1-5pm at St. Marys Church Bolivar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday November 22, 2010 at 10am in St. Marys Church. Burial in St. Marys Cemetery Bolivar. Memorials to the charity of donors choice would be appreciated by the family.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar.  Corning Leader - November 20, 2010

MACK Deborah Jeannie Mack Sandroni
58, of Waverly, NY died peacefully in the comfort of her home on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010, surrounded by her family. Deborah was born on September 19th, 1952, in Barton, NY and grew up on the Mack family farm on Ellis Creek Road. She was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Deb loved to dance, bake, read, crochet, play games, do crafts, and collect tiger memorabilia. She loved life and lived for spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Her and her husband, Ron, loved to travel, gamble, and dance. One of her favorite pastimes was to sit by her brother’s pond and a bonfire with family and friends. Another was to spend time with her faithful pets, Clyde, Gidgy, Cargo, and Sassy. Deb was a caring and generous person, always supportive of others. She courageously fought a battle against breast cancer that lasted eight years. Although her body failed her, her will to live never wavered. Her perseverance continues to inspire all that knew her. When asked during the last few days of her life, "How she wanted people to remember her?" She stated, "As a fighter". Her smile and presence will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Deborah was a 1971 graduate of Waverly Jr.-Sr. High School. She was a member of the band, playing the trumpet. She was employed at Thomas & Betts in Horseheads, NY as a Quality Technician. She was also a team leader and conducted trainings. She is predeceased by her father, Alfred Mack Jr. and her brother, Lewis "Lewdie" Mack, who both bravely fought and lost their own battles with cancer. She is also predeceased by the father of her children, Robert Bostwick Jr.  She is survived by her best friend and beloved husband of 20 years, Ronald Gordon Sandroni; her mother, Genevra McNaney Mack of Waverly, NY; her mother-in-law and dear friend, Barbara Pearce of Waverly, NY; her father-in-law Louis Sandroni (Gail) of Waverly, NY; her daughter, Susan Bostwick Kreider (David) of Athens, PA; her son, Robert Orwin Bostwick III (Elizabeth) of Vestal, NY; her stepsons, Nicholas Sandroni (Amanda) and Angelo Sandroni of Ocoee, FL; her grandson, Dylan Teribury; her granddaughters, Emileigh Bostwick and Alexandria Schmidt; her sister, Pamela Mack Kittle (Joseph) of Nichols, NY; her sister-in-law, Paula Hamilton of Waverly, NY; her twin brother, Stephen Mack of Waverly, NY; her sister, Lori Mack of Waverly, NY, her brother, Gary Mack (Corky) of Waverly, NY; nieces, Pam Minotti, Lisa Cridge, Annette Creedon, Kelley Dean, Shannon VanSkiver, Jaime Coleman, Rachel Raab, and Jennie Mack; nephews, Lewis Mack, Alfred Mack, Justin Mack, and Benjamin Mack; her special cousin and dear friend, Jolie Wratten, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and 20 grandnieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box#650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 (  A time for gathering with family and friend will be from 1-3 PM, Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Deborah's Life will follow the visitation with Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring her memory at 3 p.m.  Funeral home obituary.

MARSHALL Shari Lynn Felix
Age 55, died
unexpectedly on Thursday, November 18, 2010. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Tuesday from 6-8pm; a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00am at the funeral home; Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon officiating. She is survived by her daughter, Christie Coolican; son, Brian Coolican; parents, Lyndon and Jayne Marshall; brother, Robert (Susan) Marshall; loving companion Shawn Tomari; and granddaughters, Addison and Molly Coolican. Shari loved to entertain, was an amazing cook, talented piano player, and loving mother and grandmother. She helped found the original Arts In The Park festival and very giving of her time to community projects and events.  Star Gazette - November 20, 2010

MEHLENBACHER Gordon W. Mehlenbacher
age 82, of Dundee, NY died Tuesday November 23, 2010 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan, N.Y. Friends are invited to an open house celebration of his life at the family home 5 Hannah Lane, Dundee, NY from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 30). In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837. Gordon was a former General Manager with Seneca Foods, of Dundee, retiring in 1986. He is survived by his wife Norma L. Mehlenbacher at home, 3 sons; 2 daughters; one sister; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces, and nephews. Arrangements are entrusted to the BAIRD FUNERAL HOME, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY.   Star Gazette - November 25, 2010

Dundee, N.Y. — Gordon W. Mehlenbacher, 82, of Dundee, died Tuesday November 23, 2010 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Friends were invited to an open house celebration of his life at the family home 5 Hannah Lane, Dundee from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837. Gordon was born June 30, 1928 in the Township of Grove, Allegany County, the son of Leo and Gladys C. Ludwig Mehlenbacher. He graduated from Nunda High School in 1946 and later in life received a Certificate of Program Management Development from Harvard School of Business in 1970. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea, for two tours of active duty from 1946-1951. On Oct. 6, 1951 in Salamanca, he married Norma L. Barney. They lived throughout Western New York, while he was employed by Agway; moving to Dundee from Gorham in 1957. In 1958 he accepted a position with Seneca Foods, of Dundee, where he worked for 28 years, retiring as General Manager in 1986. Mr. Mehlenbacher was a member of the Dundee United Methodist Church, the Dundee American Legion Bradley-Jessop Post #660, was a Past President of the Dundee Rotary Club, and served on the Yates County Legislature.In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting. Later in life he loved to travel and vacation, and spent as much time as he could on a golf course. He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of 59 years Norma L. Mehlenbacher at home, three sons, Michael (Sue) of Waxahachie, Texas, Bruce (Lisa) of Jacksonville, Texas, and Greg Mehlenbacher of Sugarland, Texas; two daughters Kathy (John) Miles of Watkins Glen, and Karen (Paul) Brown of Dundee; a sister Betty Hess of Hornell; 10 grandchildren Lacey (Mike) Baird, Mycah, Mathew, Molly, and Emily Mehlenbacher, Joshua (Ashley) and Joel Skorusa, Hannah, Mason, and Haley Brown; four great-grandchildren, Kaleb Skorusa, Macy Mehlenbacher, Kiley, and Presley Baird; several nieces, and nephews, and his home caregiver Craig Nelson. He was predeceased by four brothers.  Penn Yan Chronicle Express - November 25, 2010

MORGAN Rose M. (Morgan) Comfort
Age 76, of Johnsonburg, died November 13, 2010. She was born November 1, 1934 in Elmira, a daughter of the late Alva and Helen Morgan. She is survived by seven children, 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and five sisters, including Patricia (Ray) Thompson and Margaret (Donald) Schrom, all of Elmira. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Sat. Nov. 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. in St. Cecelia's Church, Sheldon.  Star-Gazette - November 19, 2010

MORGAN Rose M. Comfort, age 76, of Johnsonburg, died Saturday November 13, 2010 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mike & Judy Comfort in Johnsonburg. She was born November 1, 1934 in Elmira, New York a daughter of the late Alva and Helen Morgan. She was a school bus driver for 37 years, volunteered at Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw; volunteered for Meals on Wheels, enjoyed playing Bingo and supported many other local organizations. Her husband Ronald Comfort died December 25, 1993. She is survived by her loving children: R. Micheal (Judy) Comfort of Johnsonburg; A. Joseph Comfort of Florida; Stephen J. (Cheryl) Comfort of Colorado; Brian (Maria) Comfort of Alder Creek, NY; Jeffrey (Jody) Comfort of Strykersville; Rose Marie (David Aldrich) Comfort of Attica; Jason P. Comfort of Johnsonburg; 14 grandchildren: Mary Beth, Jim, Jill, Christopher, Darren, Lia, Katie, Levi, Jessica, Troy, Jalyn, Jacob, Jena and Gus; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters: Patricia (Ray) Thompson of Elmira; Sister Janice Morgan, SSJ of Rochester; Sister Carol Morgan, SSJ of Clarence; Margaret (Donald) Schrom of Elmira; Jann (William) Grenier of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister and brother-in-law: Frances and Robert Schrom. There will be no calling hours, at her request her body was donated to the University at Buffalo. There will be a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday November 20, 2010 at 11 am in St. Cecelia’s Church, Sheldon. Her ashes will be interred in Johnsonburg Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Funeral home obituary.

MORSE Kaylah A. Morse
Age 22, of Elmira, NY, died
unexpectedly on Monday, November 15, 2010. Kaylah was born on September 12, 1988 in Elmira, NY to Norman and Cynthia (Paulo) Morse. She is survived by her parents; siblings, Keagan Morse of Paris Island, SC, Kirsten Morse of Elmira and Kolton Morse of Elmira; paternal grandparents, Alfred Morse and Ardath Wolcott; uncle, Dwayne (Samantha) Paulo. Kaylah was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Sylvester and Judith (Brown) Paulo, maternal great-grandparents, August and Irene Paulo and uncle, George Morse. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, November 19th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service for Kaylah will follow there at 6 p.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. She will be so dearly missed by all those that knew her.  Star Gazette - November 16, 2010

MORSHEAD Emma L. Knuppenburg
Age 87 and long time resident of Pine Valley died
peacefully with her son and daughter at her side on Thurs. Nov. 18, 2010 at Elcor Health Center. She was born Feb. 21, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA a daughter to Howard and Charlotte (Smith) Morshead. Emma was predeceased by her husband, Harold in 1995 and granddaughter, Kelly in 2007. She was also the youngest of ten siblings who predeceased her. She is survived by her son and daughter, David (Rayne) Knuppenburg of Pine Valley, NY Jan Nicholson also of Pine Valley, NY; Grandchildren, Julie Nicholson, Danny, Laura and Jimmy Knuppenburg; Great grandchildren, Gavin, James V, and Logan; Emma was a member of Pine Valley United Methodist Church. She was active with a regular euchre club and bowling league. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Tuesday Nov. 23, 2010 from 4-6:00 pm. Her service will follow calling hours there at 6:00 pm. The Rev. William Wells will officiate. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Emma with memorials to Pine Valley United Methodist Church 529 Pine Valley Rd. Pine Valley NY 14872 and the Millport Vol. Fire Department, 2016 Crescent St. Millport, NY 14864. Special thanks to the staff of Elcor Maple Creek Meadows and Southern Tier Hospice. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the special friends she made over the years at Elcor.  Star Gazette - November 20, 2010

OZARD Janice O. Frawley
Sayre, Pa. — Janice O. Frawley 86 years of 75 Gorton St., Corning, NY died Thursday November 25, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born July 31, 1924 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late William and Irene McKinnon Ozard. A lifetime resident of the area and graduate of Elmira Free Academy. Janice and Francis J. Frawley were married August 10, 1946 in Elmira, NY. He predeceased her August 12, 2004. She had been employed as a Dental Assistant for Dr. Robert Wylie. She was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church, a past member of the Parish Council and past president of Catholic Action. Janice had received the Vital Award from the Diocese of Rochester for Community Service. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Corning Community Food Pantry, a past Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader, and Cinderella Softball Coach, an active member at the Corning Senior Center and enjoyed her involvement with the Sugar and Spice Singers. Janice loved her family, her home and Keuka Lake. Her gentle smile and caring ways will be missed by her family and friends. Surviving her Sons, Timothy Frawley of Painted Post, NY and William Frawley of Corning, NY. Daughters, Margaret (Timothy) Roe of Painted Post, NY., Mary Beth Lovejoy of East Rochester, NY., Susan (Larry) French of Corning, NY and Janet (Carlos) Bettencourt of Salinas, CA. Grandchildren, Charles (Megan) Lovejoy, Patricia Lovejoy, Mathew (Jessica) Roe, Adam Roe, Jennifer Roe, Kelsey French, Dustin French, Jamie Guglielmo and Paul Guglielmo and Great Grandchildren, Elizabeth, Hannah, Madelyn, Madison and Jordan. Sister, Mary (Mike) Scriver of Fishkill, NY. Niece, Janice (Jack) Lohr and Nephews, Thomas (Diana) Scriver. Also close family friends, Cheryl Jordan and Shelly Crouch. Family and friends are invited for visitation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Corning, NY. Tuesday November 30, 2010 from 10-11am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am Committal Prayers and Interment will be held at the family plot in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Addison, NY at the convenience of the family. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Janice’s name to: The Corning Community Food Pantry, 35 West William St., Corning, NY 14830.  Corning Leader - November 27, 2010

PETERSON Betty L. Martin
88, died November 20, 2010 at The James River Convalescent Center in Newport News, Virginia. She was born in 1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of the late Henry Gaufin Peterson and Gertrude Dahl Peterson. Betty spent her youth in Minneapolis and, after studying Home Economics at the University of Minnesota, she moved with her parents to Abington, PA, where she worked on ad campaigns for a leading Philadelphia agency. After the war, Betty moved to Corning, NY, where she worked in the Home Economics Department of the Corning Glass Works, and where she met and married Frederick E. Martin in 1951, at the First Presbyterian Church of Corning. In their 59 years of marriage they lived in Corning and Horseheads, NY; Clearwater and Tampa, FL; and Newport News, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick, in July 2010, and her older brother Henry Peterson, Jr., in 1949. Mrs. Martin was employed as a secretary for many years by the Chemung County Youth Bureau in Elmira, NY. Betty enjoyed many family activities, including picnics with friends at the lake and daughters' music programs. She had many friends with whom she shared many laughs, and was an avid bridge player. Betty and Fred were faithful members of the Corning and Horseheads Presbyterian Churches. Betty devoted much time to community service as a Girl Scout Leader, a volunteer librarian, and President of the Horseheads Women's Club. She loved flowers, plants, crafts, sewing, and painting and took great pleasure in her art. Eager to learn about her Norwegian and Swedish heritage, she traveled with daughter, Phyllis, to Norway and Sweden, and to Minneapolis to locate original documents of family history. Mrs. Martin is survived by three daughters, Nancy Johnson and her husband, Peter, of Doylestown, PA, Phyllis Martin of Colorado Springs, CO, and Ellen DeMaria and her husband, John, of Newport News, VA. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Eric Johnson of Austin, TX; Emily Johnson of Philadelphia; Laura DeMaria of Lawton, OK; and Lindsay DeMaria and John DeMaria III, of Newport News. The family would like to thank staff at Hidenwood Retirement Home, Riverside Hospice, The Newport and the James River Convalescent Homes for their loving support. A memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2010 at Weymouth Funeral Home, 12746 Nettles Dr., Newport News, VA 23606 by the Rev. Kathy Gray. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery in Corning, NY at a later date.  Star Gazette - November 22, 2010

PETTITT, Walter R. “Dick” [SRGP 87839]
81 years old of Waverly,TN, formerly of Troy, PA, died
March 9, 2009 at home with his family at his side. Funeral services were arranged by the Humphrey Co. Funeral Home, Waverly, TN (931-296-5955). To accommodate family and friends from the 55 plus years of his residence in the Troy area, a memorial service will be held March 21, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Towanda, PA, located off of Rt. 6 and 220 intersection, turn right at Bradco Supply Co. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Theresa McBlane Pettitt; and their children, Steven and Sandy Pettitt of Troy, PA, Susan and Bruce Busia of Millerton, PA, Gloria and Dan Bauer of Baton Rouge, LA, Mike and Debbie Pettitt of Amarillo, TX, Mary and Gordon Mattocks, of Waverly, TN, Theresa and Mike Fuller of Baton Rouge, LA, and Anette Morseman of Troy, PA; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and the many others that viewed him as a father and grandfather. He will be missed so much by his loving family and by all of those who knew him

RAPLEE Richard G
Tyrone — Richard G. Raplee, age 74, of Tyrone, died
with the love and support of his family at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Born in Elmira, NY on February 29, 1936 to the late Walter E. and Lila Mae (Campbell) Raplee. On April 21,1957 he married Jenny Mae Freas and shared a committed, devoted union filled with much love and laughter until her passing in 1996. On May 3, 1997, he married Hazel Oliander and shared a wonderful companionship of 13 years until her passing in August of 2009. As a  strong, hardworking, dedicated family man, he worked on the family farm for most of his life and found much joy and happiness in the simple pleasures, and watching his family grow. Richard is survived by his 8 children; Roxanne (Ronald) Perry, Pamela (Daniel) Perry, Lisa (Harvey) Bishop, Karla (Lynn) Nichols, Geanna(Jerry) Biesterbeld, Rita Aplee, Michael (Lisa) Raplee, Brian (Brenda) Raplee, as well as his many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers, Joseph (Nancy) Blake, LeLand Blake, and Calvin Ball, and his sisters, Joyce (Norman) Knight and Marjory (Rob) Carpenter, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation for Richard will be held at the he Altay Baptist Church, 4289 Six Corners Road, Dundee, NY 14837, on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Services will commence immediately following with Rev. Gerald Vanaman celebrating. As opposed to floral offerings, please consider making contributions in his memory to the Kidney Foundation. Envelopes will be available during the service.

ROSEKRANS Warren "Rosey" Rosekrans
73, of Lowman, NY, died unexpectedly at home. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Claire. He is also survived by daughter, Valerie Caward; and two grandsons, Sam Caward and Max Caward, all of Ithaca, NY; brothers, Bob Rosekrans and Keith Rosekrans, both of Lowman; also longtime brother-in-law, Larry Musto of Lowman. Rosey retired from Schweitzer Aircraft in 2000 with over 41 years of service. He loved fishing and spending time on his pontoon boat. Family and friends may come to call from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The memorial service to honor Rosey's life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 27th, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rosey's memory to the Alzheimer's Association -Endicott Southern Tier Regional Office, 401 Hayes Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760. Star-Gazette- November 24, 2010

SAVINO Michael A. Savino Jr.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in Pembroke Pines, FL where he resided for the last 15 years at the age of 60. Born on March 12, 1950 in Elmira, Michael was the son of Michael A. Sr. and Delores Hanlon Savino. He enjoyed socializing playing golf and cards. Surviving are his loving children: daughter, Maressa (Todd Shumaker) Savino, Erin, NY, son, Shawn (Selena) Savino, OK; grandchildren, Caleb, Sage and Tiarra; father, Michael Savino Sr.; siblings, Marybeth Savino, Michelle (Jim) Allen, Renee Savino, Mark (Marybeth) Savino, Jim (Susan) Savino and Joe (Karen) Savino; special friend, Brigitte Savino; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Michael was predeceased by his son, Sandy Savino; and mother, Delores Hanlon Savino. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 between the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6:15 p.m. with family friend, Deacon George Welch officiating.  Star-Gazette - November 27, 2010

SCHUTZ Peter Schutz
91, of Wellsboro, died on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at his home. Born on July 28, 1919, in Kathreinfeld, Yugoslavia, he was the son of Frederick and Maria (Tell) Schutz. He and his wife, Hedwig (Nadler) Schultz, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Oct. 19, 2010. Prior to his retirement, Peter was a self-employed excavator. He is survived by his wife, Hedwig, of Wellsboro. In keeping with Peter'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 - November 19, 2010

SEELEY Floyd Martin Seeley
60, longtime Odessa resident and husband of Bonnie Seeley, died Thursday, Nov. 18 after a battle with cancer. A private family service was held Saturday, Nov. 20. Calling hours at the Odessa Baptist Church fellowship hall will be held from 2-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, with a memorial service at 7 that evening in the Baptist Church sanctuary, Rev. Jeremy Spencer officiating. The Vedder & Scott Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Odessa File - November 22, 2010

Montour Falls, N.Y. — Floyd Martin Seeley, age 60, slipped the surly bonds of Earth & touched the face of God on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, following a valiant battle with cancer.. Floyd was born on December 3, 1949, in Corning, NY, to Robert D. & Mary Elinor (Barnes) Seeley. He married Bonnie May (Chabot) Seeley on June 19, 1971, at Southside Baptist Church in Elmira, NY. Floyd is survived by his beloved wife of 39 1/2 years, Bonnie, three sons: Aaron & his wife, Terry (Naylor), Seeley, with their precious sons, Ryland & Alden, of Lebanon, TN; Nathaniel "Peter" Seeley & his life partner, Keven Collins, of Bradford, PA; & Benjamin & his wife, Paula (Sur) Seeley, of Corning. Also surviving are Floyd’s sister, Deborah E. Seeley, of Corning, & several brothers- & sisters-in-law: Bruce, Jr., “Mickey” Chabot, of Lakeland, FL; Brent & Karin (Ward) Chabot, of Russellville, KY; Walter & Becky (Chabot) Iddings, of Groton, NY, & their sons, Bret & Sean; Charles & Betty Lou (Chabot) Smolos, of Painted Post, with son, Corey & Jessi (Warham) Benkelmann, daughter, Jessica (Benkelmann) & Shey Eckberg, & son, Jacob Smolos. Floyd is also survived by father-in-law, Bruce Chabot, Sr., of Toledo OH, & paternal aunt, Mary Lou Seeley (Stanley) Reeves of DeWitt, NY; & cousin, Patricia Reeves (James) Allen of Larchmont, NY. Floyd was predeceased by his mother, Mary Elinor (Barnes/Seeley) Campbell, his father, Robert D. Seeley, & his step-father, Ransford “R.O.”/” Soup” Campbell, & his mother-in-law, Bessie (Reynolds) Chabot. Floyd graduated from Corning East High School in 1967, Corning Community College in 1970, & Elmira College in 1971, with a Bachelor’s Degree in History/Secondary Education. He worked at ACI Supply, a Division of the Albee Truck Corporation for over 35 years. Services will be held on what would have been Floyd’s 61st birthday, Friday, December 3, 2010. Visitation & sharing will take place in the Odessa Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at the corner of Church Street & Maple Avenue in Odessa from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. that evening in the Church Sanctuary. The family is being assisted by Vedder & Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls, NY.  Flowers are gratefully declined, but Memorial Contributions may be made to the Odessa Baptist Church Memorial Fund, the Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library in Odessa, or the American Cancer Society in Floyd’s name. Envelopes will be available at the visitation & services.  Corning Leader - November 24, 2010

SOUTH Brian South,
34, formerly of Waverly, N.Y., died
on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, surrounded by those who loved him and will dearly miss him.  Brian was born on May 7, 1976.  He was the son of the late Bruce R. South and Glenda Bracken South- Matheny of Mt Hope, W. Va. Brian was predeceased by his father, Bruce.  He is survived by his wife, Catherine LeeAnn Gray-South and stepsons Brian and Alexander of  Mt Hope, W. Va., his devoted mother, Glenda of Mt. Hope;  his loving sister and brother-in-law Melissa and Walter Baun of Scranton, Pa.; his two sons Brandon and Dylan of Oak Hill, and his beloved grandmothers, Stella and her husband Ted Czupryna of Binghamton, and Pauline Bracken of Tampa, Florida. Brian graduated from the Waverly High School in 1994.  Prior to his illness Brian was a hardworking, devoted father and husband who loved working with electronics and computers.   He will be remembered by all who knew and loved him for his kindness, generosity and sense of humor. The family would like to say a special thank you to the Beckley Hospice. Sayre Morning Times - November 19, 2010

SOUTHARD Anthony Ray Southard 48, Knoxville, died
Nov. 22, 2010, at his home. His memorial luncheon is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 27, at the Community Youth Center, Westfield.  Williamsport Sun-Gazette - November 24, 2010

STERMER James Owen Stermer-Wandell
age 23, of Hamden/New Haven, CT, died
on November 16, 2010, unexpectedly. Jim was born to mother and best friend, Deb Brown of Hamden, and late father, Dana Stermer of Elmira, NY on 12/28/86. James leaves behind the love of his life, Ashley Kristant of East Haven; sister, Amy Park (Rich) of Horseheads; his older brother, Rich Wandell (Stephanie) who he looked up to of Hamden; sister, Ryenna Clark of SC; brothers, Brian Bonci of New York, NY and Blake Stermer of Elmira; stepfathers, Rich Wandell of Lowman, and Henry Verdejo of Hamden; grandmother, Janet Stermer of Horseheads; aunts, Jackie Berry, Gina Glosenger of Elmira, NY, Renea Stermer of Erin; uncles, Jim Brown of Horseheads, NY, who resides in a group home and inspired him to go into the field of Human Services, Ron Brown (Adrianna) of VA, Ernie (Laura) of Canandaigua, Eric (Cynthia) Stermer of Horseheads and Brent (Peter) Stermer of Elmira; nieces, Jamie Wandell (his little sweetheart) of Hamden, Megan and Payton (his other two little sweethearts) of Horseheads; and many cousins, Michael, Alisha, Gina Cheree, Lisa, Chris, his second cousins Cris and Mary's Berry Bunch- Jared, Aaron, Casey, Casandra, Tyler, Becca, Jessie, Jennie, Luke, Jamie and Christopher; as well as many friends who will miss him and beloved 13 year old English Springer Spaniel, Jake and cat, Nellie. (He was grateful to Vicki Iocca for caring for them at times). He worked for Sarah Seneca Residential Services as support staff for the developmentally disabled. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and NY Mets and loved video games, music, movies, fishing and had aspirations of joining the military in the near future. He was part of many charitable events including the Walk for Hunger and Special Olympics. Everywhere he went he made a friend and he will be missed deeply by everyone whose lives he touched. He was proud of his Welsh Heritage from his Grandmother, Margaret Williams (DeeDee) and his Grandfather, Jack Brown (Papa) who he will now be joining in heaven. A Mass was held at St. Michael's Church in New Haven. Locally, family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sat. Nov. 27, 2010 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the James Stermer Wandell Fund at P.O. Box 234 North Branford, CT 06471. Star Gazette - November 25, 2010

STEWART David Stewart
Age 52 of Elmira, NY. He was born May 13, 1958 in Elmira, son of the late Leo and Betty (Warner) Stewart, Sr. and died
Saturday, November 13, 2010 unexpectedly. He is survived by his daughters Stacey Sosnoski-Brown and her mother Dawn Sosnoski; Contessa and Tiffany Stewart and their mother Janice Norwood all of Elmira; 5 grandchildren; siblings JoAnn (Ron) Bissell of Corning, James Stewart of Elmira, Leo "Rusty" (Debbie) Stewart of Elmira, Susan (Jeremy) Stewart and William (Gert) Stewart both of Elmira Heights along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, November 19th from 3 to 4 pm.

TAHIRAK Richard W. "Rick" Tahirak
A long time resident of the Caton community died
at home Tuesday evening, November 16th, under the loving care of his wife and children at the age of 64.Born on April 30, 1946 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Rick was the son of the late Michael and Mary Meszaros Tahirak.He attended Rutgers University, graduated from RCA Institutes in New York City and received a degree from Elmira College. In serving his country Rick was enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve for seven years as an Aviation Electronics Technician, First Class. He married Joanne M. Moses on June 28, 1969 at St. Patrick's Church in Corning.In 2002 Rick retired from Corning Inc. after 36 years of employment as a project manager.Rick took great pride in his home, his farm and his surroundings. His many interests included scuba diving, golf, snowmobiling, skeet shooting, hunting and an occasional trip to the casino. He is survived by his wife Joanne; his son Jason M. Tahirak of Caton; his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Alden Leeman Jr. of Orr's Island, Maine; his brother Michael F. and Barbara Tahirak of Etowah, NC; and several nieces and nephews. In honor of his wishes there will be no services. Star-Gazette - November 21, 2010

THOMAS Austin W. Thomas
Age 73, of Breesport, NY died
on November 16, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ellen Thomas; sons, Edward Thomas of Washington, and Marty (Stephanie) Thomas of Pennsylvania; daughters, Lynn (Jeff) Jaakola of North Dakota, and Nancy (Greg) Schenter of Washington; grandchildren, Samuel L Beavers (Chassidy Boman) Ellen Beavers, Sarah Schenter, Melissa Schenter; great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Beavers, also many loving friends. Austin was a Fire Warden in the State Of New York, and a volunteer fireman with the Breesport Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid model train collector and enthusiast, and retired from the Chemung County Department of Parks and Recreation with over 25 years of service. The family will receive friends on Tuesday November 23, 2010 from 4:00 t0 7:00 PM at their home, 309 Church St., Breesport, NY. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials to The Breesport Volunteer Fire Department, Jackson Creek Road Extension, Breesport, NY 14816. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette - November 22, 2010

THOMAS Beverly J. Vandevort
77, Barton, N.Y., died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. She was born in June 28, 1933, in the Town of Tioga, N.Y., the daughter of William E. and Alice (Caulkins) Thomas. Beverly is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Rhea and Paul Montague, Barton, N.Y.; four sisters, Grace Nau, Waverly, N.Y., Ruth Harrison, Endicott, N.Y., Marian Clute, Richford, N.Y., Patricia French, Barton, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William Charles Vandevort Jr.; five brothers; and two sisters. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Waverly First Church of the Nazarene, 310 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y., with Pastor Paul Montague officiating. Interment will be in the Tioga Cemetery, Owego, N.Y. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Guthrie Clinic Foundation for Cancer Research in Beverly’s name. Sayre Morning Times - November 21, 2010

TIMM Elliott Tracey Timm Jr.
66, of Athens Twp., Pa., went to be with his Lord on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 at Towanda Memorial Hospital after an extended illness with his loving family by his side. He was born Nov. 14, 1944, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Elliott T. and Doris Isabell Pond Timm Sr.  Elliott married the former Myrtle Roy on Nov. 11, 1961, having just celebrated their 49th anniversary. He was employed with Ingersoll Rand Foundry, Athens and Waverly plants, Athens Ingersoll plant, Douglas Bros. Paving, Twin Tier Casting Waverly, and Iroquois Foundry Waverly. Elliott loved camping at his private campground by the creek with all his family, riding four-wheelers with his wife, playing with his grandbabies and great-grandbabies and always feeding them chocolate. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed spending time watching westerns on TV with his four-legged buddies.  He is predeceased by his great-granddaughter and little angel "KylieAnne." Elliott is survived by: his loving wife of 49 years Myrtle, at home; his children, Elliott "Trace" Timm III of Waverly, N.Y., Diana and Tom MacBride of Milan, Pa., Amy Browne and special friend Jay Arden of Athens, Pa., Kim Goble and special friend Chris Wolfe of Burlington, Pa., Lori Lattimer and Nelson "Willy" Brown of Waverly, N.Y., Carmon and Bob Birks of Athens Twp., Pa., and Scott and Dedra Burgess of Sayre, Pa.; 22 grandchildren and their many significant others; 18 great-grandchildren and two more soon to arrive; brother William and Mary Timm of Athens Twp., Pa.; sisters Beverly and Neil Coy of Athens, Pa., and Barb Bailey of Michigan; sisters-in-law Grace and Gary Talada of Sayre, Pa., and Liz Hill of Waverly, N.Y.; brother-in-law Ted and Maxine Roy of Wellsboro, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a few very special "adopted family members" and his special buddies "yeller and blackie," his cats. A celebration of Elliott's life will be held at the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. A remembrance service will take place at 4 p.m. with Chaplain Linda Rogers from the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Elliott's name to: Lowery Monument Service, 225 S. Main St., P.O. Box 191, Athens, Pa., to help offset the cost of a memorial bench in memory of Elliott.  Daily Review - November 24, 2010

TOFTS Calvin A. Tofts
Calvin A. Tofts, 86, of Troy, PA, died
on Friday, November 19, 2010, at the Troy Community Hospital. He was the loving husband of Sandra (LaForme) Tofts. The couple married September 15, 1980 and had 30 happy years together. "PA", as known by his family, loved and enjoyed family gatherings and was proud of all his grandchildren's activities and accomplishments. Calvin was born on October 30, 1924 in Jersey City, NJ, son of the late Edgar and Minnie (Lau) Tofts. He was a U.S. Army veteran. After moving to Troy in 1950 and farming for 30 years, he then established his own excavating business. Calvin was a member of the Leona United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion Post #49 in Troy. He enjoyed hunting, deep-sea fishing, and watching Jeff Gordon in NASCAR races. Calvin is survived by his wife, Sandra; his children: Curt (Candice) Tofts, Deb (David) LeVan, Randy (Kathleen) Tofts, Judy (Ken) Bloom, Jackie Wisniewski, Julie (Brian) Griner, and Chris (Jenny) Page; his grandchildren, Robert Tofts, Kristine Tofts, Michelle Harkness, Ryan Estep, Jason LeVan, Jordan Loftus, Josh Loftus, Ashley Bloom, Zachary Wisniewski, Paige Wisniewski, Bethani Griner, Mikayla Griner, Devin Page, and Macey Page; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law, Edgar and Florence Tofts. The family will be having a private memorial service. Family and friends are invited to gather from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2010, at the First Baptist Church of Troy, 160 Canton Street, Troy, PA for a time of food, fellowship, and a time to share memories of Cal. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Calvin's memory to the Leona United Methodist Church Building Fund C/O Denise Fusner, 900 Porter Road, Troy, PA 16947.  Star-Gazette - November 22, 2010

TRACY Matthew P. Tracy
53, died
on Nov. 14, 2010 after his second battle with cancer. A funeral service was held at Twin Oaks Baptist Church, 1301 S. Main St., Keller, Texas. Matt was born in Waverly, N.Y., and graduated in 1975. He was an American Airlines employee for many years, and enjoyed fishing, the holidays and spending time with his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 20 years, Alicia; five children, Justin, Michael, Jonathan, Isabell and Melinda; eight grandchildren; his parents Don and Jan Tracy, and mother Helen Tracy; his sisters, Donna (Ron), Lori (Kenny), and Amy (Bruce); and brothers, Mark and Thomas (Alice). Memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Healthcare System/Guthrie Cancer Fund, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in Matt Tracy’s memory. Sayre Morning Times - November 21, 2010

WATERS Susie Waters Day Curry
born 9-12-1911, died 11-20-2010. She was pre-deceased by her husband Peter Curry (1982), son Richard Madorsky (1998) and three grandchildren. She is survived by her son Donald Day of Buffalo, son Bernard (Bertha) Day of Tarpon Springs, FL, daughter Delores Santeno, as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In honor of her wishes, no services will be held. Donations may be sent to Hospice. Star Gazette - November 27, 2010

WENZEL Dale Edward Wenzel
On November 26 "In the year of our LORD 2010" Dale went to be with his Savior. Born to George and Florence Wenzel in 1947, he was known as a financial planner, better known as a passionate hunter and golfer, but more than that, he loved and was loved by so many. He was a husband to Mary Lynn for 42 years; father to Becki (John) Bennett, Eric (Michele), Brett, and Pete (Tina); brother to Susan "Dawny" Wenzel-Bertelsen, Dean "Deano" and Dann "Socko" Wenzel, Sue (Don) Whipple, Betsy (Tom) Gorman, Scott Johnson and Gail Whittaker; and Papa to his most precious grandbabies Tori, Chloe, Ellie and Derek Bennett, Ryan, Jack and Ivy Wenzel. He was survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews, and was a second dad to many. His heart and his door were always open to his friends. His dimpled laughter and his endless supply of trivia will be missed. He will always be remembered by his great faith in God and his love for family and friends. Calling hours will be held at North Baptist Church, 127 Sly Avenue in Corning on Friday from 4 until 7 PM where Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice or Blessings Trust through North Baptist Church.  Star-Gazette November 28, 2010

WILLIAMS Martha E. Westbrook
81, of Athens, Pa., died
on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at Sayre House Inc. following an extended illness. She was born on Sept. 26, 1929 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Benjamin and Mabel Rogers Williams. Martha graduated from Sayre High School in 1948. She was employed with the Acme Markets, Sayre Lingerie, and retiring from Bradford County Day Care. Martha enjoyed doing crafts, reading and listening to Daniel O'Donnell music. She was a longtime member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. She is predeceased by her husband, Jesse, in April 1998; daughter Barb Kustaborder, in March 2010; sisters Ruth Merrill, in March 2010, Barbara Kay, and Pearl Williams, and brother Paul Williams.  Martha is survived by her daughter, Linda (Ralph) Blowers of Athens, Pa.; and sons Benny (Kim) Westbrook of Athens, Pa., and Willie (Sherry) Westbrook of York, Pa., 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, son-in-law Jack Kustaborder, brothers Donald (Shirley) Williams of Bend, Ore., and Harold (Melva) Williams of Lowman, N.Y., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Day of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in memory of Martha to the: American Diabetes Association , Wilkes-Barre Pa. Office, 65 E. Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  Daily Review - November 20, 2010

WILSON Eleanor Rita Benza
95 years old, formerly of 182 North Place died Friday, November 19, 2010 at Founders Pavilion. She was born October 27, 1915 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late James R. and Ella Holleran Wilson. She was a graduate of Southside High School. Eleanor was married to Harry G. Benza, he predeceased her in 1979. She was also predeceased by a brother, James R. Wilson, and a grandson, Mark M. Cosgrove. Eleanor was previously employed for Rockwell's Dept. Store, in the accounting department, the Corning/Painted Post School District food service department and retired at the age of 85 years from Rossettie's Pharmacy. She was a member of All Saint's Parish, attending St. Vincent de Paul Church. Eleanor opened up her home to many student teachers from Cortland State Teacher's College. She was an avid sports person who loved the games of football, baseball, lacrosse and golf. She is survived by a son, William (Eileen) Benza; and four daughters, Kathleen (Evar) Overstrom, Mary Ellen (Thomas) Cosgrove, Patricia Kirby and Christine Benza, all of Corning, NY. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She will truly be missed by her loving family and many community friends. Family and friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Sunday November 21, 2010 from 4-6 p.m. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home Monday, November 22, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 10:00 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will be held at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Eleanor's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or Founders Pavilion, 205 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830.  Star-Gazette - November 21, 2010

YONKIN Miss Kathleen (Kay) A. Yonkin
age 87, of Dushore, Pa., died
on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at the Highlands Care Center, Laporte, Pa. Kay was born April 24, 1923, in Dushore, Pa., a daughter of the late Arthur W. and Mary Blanche McDonald Yonkin. She graduated from St. Basil's High School, a member of the class of 1941. She began working at GTE Sylvania in Montoursville, Pa., and enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard (SPARS) and served until 1946. She worked at the Dushore telephone office until it closed and then went to work for the former Meehan Oil Company in Dushore, Pa. She later worked for the Picklner Oil Company of Williamsport, Pa., from which she retired. She resided in Williamsport until declining health required her to move to the former Williams Personal Care Home in Hillsgrove and after it closed to the Wyalusing Personal Care Home.  Kay was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., and a life member of Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa.  Surviving are: brother, Arthur A. (Bernice) Yonkin, Dushore, Pa.; sister-in-law, Marjorie Yonkin Dushore, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews. She was redeceased by siblings, Ann (Ivan) Tourscher, Agnes (Patrick) Hanley, Mary E. (John) McMahon, John (Josephine McMahon) Yonkin and Clare (John) Quigg.  A Transferal Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by as Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday morning at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa. Members are asked to assemble at St. Basil's Cemetery at noon.  Towanda Daily Review - November 22, 2010

? Margaret DiBartolomeo
Age 85 of Elmira, NY died
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Joan and Philip Gerolstein of Morehead City, NC; son and daughter-in-law Nicholas and Rene DiBartolomeo, Jr. of Elmira; 5 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Margaret through donations to the Elmira Community Kitchen, 215 E. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star-Gazette- November 24, 2010

? Margaret DiBartolomeo, 85, formerly of Middlesex, NJ died
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY.  She was predeceased by her husband, Nick DiBartolomeo, Sr. in 1992 and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Philip Gerolstein of Morehead City, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Rene DiBartolomeo, Jr. of Elmira; 5 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Margaret retired from Tenneco Chemicals and later the Bernardsville School District. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Piscataway, NJ. Courier News - November 24, 2010

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