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ALLEN Arthur F. Allen, Jr.
Arthur F. Allen, Jr., age 48, of Wellsboro, PA, died unexpectedly Friday, February 25, 2011 in Gaines Twp. Arthur was born June 22, 1962 in Monticello, NY, a son of Arthur F. Allen, Sr. and Paulette (Williard) Confer. He was a horse trainer, bartender at the Road House, and carpenter. Arthur enjoyed canoeing, riding snowmobiles, motorcycles, horses, and collecting antiques. Arthur is survived by a daughter, Harley Anne (Mark Pogany) Allen of Pittsburg, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven (Angeline) Osowski of Monroeton, PA; two grandchildren, Seth and Tristan Osowski; his father, Arthur, Sr. of Rising Sun, MD; his mother and step-father, Paulette and Mark Confer of Wellsboro, PA; a brother, Anthony (Stayce) Allen of Wellsboro, PA; a step-brother, Ronald Confer of Alabama; a step-sister, Debra Leber of Mornsville, PA; aunts, uncles, and cousins; nephews, Anthony (Christy Mitchell) Allen, Jr., Christopher (Autumn Geneski) Allen, Dennis Leber and Zackary Leber; a niece, Desiree (Jim) Tipping; great nieces, Arianna Anne Allen and Alexis Anne Allen. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wellsboro S.P.C.A., Pitbull Adoptions, 11765 Rte. 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Funeral home obituary – February 28, 2011
ALLEN Pauline R. Woodford
Age 86 of Burdett, NY died on Thursday, February 24, 2011 in the comfort of her home. Her children, Kenneth & Marie Woodford of Montour Falls, NY, Jack & Sandra Woodford of Prince Frederick, Maryland and Shirley Woodford, of Burdett, NY, survive Mrs. Woodford along with 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Her brother Robert Allen of PA. and several nieces and nephews also survives her. Her husband John Woodford predeceased Mrs. Woodford in 1971. Mrs. Woodford was very active with the Schuyler County Senior Citizen's and was named Senior of the Year. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 from 11AM to 1PM. Her funeral service will be held following visitation at 1 PM. The Rev. Mark Flandreau will officiate. Interment will be held in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Star Gazette - February 26, 2011
BEHRENS Janet Behrens Brusso
Age 59 of Rochester, NY. She was born August 19, 1951 in Elmira, the daughter of Edward and Doris A. (Robinson) Brusso and died Monday, January 31, 2011 in Rochester. She was predeceased by her mother Doris (Robinson) Brusso; maternal grandparents George and Catherine Robinson; paternal grandparents Joseph and Martha Brusso. Janet is survived by her husband James Behrens of Macedon, NY; father Edward (Debra Manwaring-Brusso) Brusso of Elmira Heights along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Janet graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School, Nazareth College and SUNY Albany. She was a Spanish teacher with East Palmyra Christian School in Palmyra, NY. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Sunday, February 27th at 1pm at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Deacon William Dougherty will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Janet through donations to the American Cancer Society. Star Gazette - February 24, 2011
BETTS Debra E. (Betts) Moyer
38, of Wellsboro, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Debra was born April 25, 1972, in Williamsport, a daughter of Wilbur A. Jr. and Judith (Willets) Betts. Debra enjoyed spending time with her children. Debra is survived by her children, Coty Allen Betts, Lashonda Angelic Moyer, both of Wellsboro; her father, Wilbur A. Betts, Jr. of Warrensville; three sisters, Dodi Marie (Alan) Livergood of Sumpter, S.C., Dawn Denise (Bradley) Timbrook of Shanks, W.Va., Dori Ann (Michael) Flook of Cogan Station; a half-brother, Wilbur Betts, III of Warrensville; her children's step-father, Richard Douglas Osgood, Jr. of Wellsboro; numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and one great nephew. Debra was predeceased by a son, Devin William Moyer in 1998, and her mother, Judith, in 2009. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John Mann officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Debra's memory to the Educational Fund for Debra Moyer's Children, c/o Jersey Shore State Bank, 300 Market St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Wellsboro Gazette – February 27, 2011
BRADY James S.
Stanhope, NJ: James Stephen Brady died suddenly on Saturday (2/26). He was 34 years of age. James was born in Dover and lived in Pine City, NY before moving to Stanhope in 1996. James worked for Bain's Citgo Quick Mart of Succasunna for several years. He previously worked at Walmart of Ledgewood & Mt. Olive and Best Buy of Rockaway. Survived by his mother, Virginia Congdon and stepfather, Sparky, of Pine City NY and his father, James H. Brady and stepmother, Nancy, of Stanhope; two sisters, Allyson Van Dyke and Amanda Brady, both of Stanhope; his stepbrother, Randy Congdon of Pine City, NY; two stepsisters, Brenda Ahner and Sarah Parker, both of Pine City NY; two nephews, Jack & Scott Van Dyke; neice, Bailey Van Dyke. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 4-8PM at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton, followed by an 8PM service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Little Hill-Alina Lodge, 61 Ward Rd., Hardwick NJ 07825-9636 will be appreciated. Star Gazette – March 1, 2011
BURNSIDE Jean B. Lawton
(Age 86) Teacher - On Friday, February 25, 2011 Jean Burnside Lawton died peacefully with family by her side at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Born on August 4, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harold Whiting and Enid Holden Burnside of Chevy Chase, MD and the sister of the late James Bradford and Bruce Holden Burnside. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, John Stephen Lawton; son, Stephen Jeffery Lawton; and daughter, Linda Greene (Ross), and Julie Anne Lawton (Dr. Jennifer Thomson). Additionally, she is survived by several nieces and nephews and their spouses/partners, Chris Burnside (Karl Green), Diane Burnside Murdock (Steve), Malcomb Burnside (Robyn), Jamie Burnside (Marianne), Theresa Clapp-Burnside (Mitchell), Lora Burnside, G. Frederic Hall, Dale Hall Vetuskey (Jim), Jacqueline Hall Barton (Wayne); and many grand nieces and nephews, second cousins and their families. Jean was an honors graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education as well as her membership in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society in April 1946. She was also an active member of the Delta, Delta, Delta Sorority. On August 17, 1946 she married John S. Lawton and shared a full, vibrant life with her husband, children, family and friends. Jean received her Master of Science degree from Elmira College, Elmira, NY in 1964. She also attended Cortland State University (NY) and Ithaca College (NY) where she received her 90-hour certificate in continued education, the pinnacle for her profession at that time. She began her teaching career in 1950 and taught varying grade levels of K-12 for 36 years until her retirement in 1986. During those years, she was the first winning coach for the girls’ basketball team in 1972 with an undefeated season of 6 & 0. She was also a coordinator for the three county area Special Olympics where her athletes won 19 gold, 10 silver, and 10 bronze medals. Additionally, she coached two champion participants who qualified for and competed in the National Special Olympics at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA in 1972. In 1985, Jean received a special dedication in the first edition of the XGES Times, from the members of the fourth grade at Watkins Glen elementary school, paying "Special Tribute to a Special Teacher." "She taught us a lot more of the meaning of equality, goodness and sportsmanship. She believes in rewarding the competitor for trying. She is always there with a cheerful smile and high spirits to help us make it through the day. She had always been a shining example for us to follow. Her office walls are filled with warm symbols of happy times. As you walk past her, it's not uncommon for her to stop and tell a joke. The time with her taught us something we will take with us and merely one, small unit compared to all of the hours, days and years she put into our school. This dedication is a thank you to her for her contributions and fun she shared." She truly loved teaching and her students, and it showed. In 1994, Jean was inducted into the Watkins Glen High School Hall of Fame for her career achievements. An avid athlete, she thoroughly enjoyed tennis-winning numerous trophies at local tournaments. She also loved swimming and especially walking, everywhere, but thrived on walking the beach. Other favorite activities included reading, listening to music, watching musicals, people watching, socializing and maintaining correspondence with friends and family. There was never an event or holiday untouched by a note, a card or a call from Mom! She always loved traveling and enjoying yearly trips to Virginia Beach, VA - her "Home Away from Home", as well as numerous other locations. In her later years, she relished her senior citizen trips to various destinations, enjoying musical concerts, plays, botanical gardens, Boldt Castle, and many sightseeing tours. As well, she enjoyed relaxing at our lake cabin with family and friends and also swimming in the State Park pool and walking through the Glen and camping area trails. We will always love and cherish the memories of our Dear Sweet "Mom"! She and her wonderfully warm disposition and special brand of wit and humor will be truly missed, but as she always said - "Remember to Smile and Keep on Keepin On." There will be a private memorial observed by the family. Our very special thanks go to Esther Heichel, Nurse Manager, and her superb team and staff at the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Their professionalism and gracious treatment is a testament to their skill, talent and compassion. For that, we are tremendously grateful. We extend our heart-felt thanks also to Dr. Blanche Borzell and the caring staff at Schuyler Hospital. Thanks too, to the doctors, nurses and staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865. Star Gazette – March 2, 2011
BUTTON Daniel "Danny" James
formerly of Lawrenceville, PA: Daniel "Danny" James Button, 47, of Paisley, FL, died on Sunday, February 20, 2011. Born to Lester and Shirley Button of Lawrenceville, PA on June 8, 1963. Survived by wife, Debbie Cummings Button; daughter, Amanda Button; son, Michael Button, all of Paisley, FL; brother, David (Sandy) Button, Tioga, PA; sisters, Susan (Mike) Updyke, Millerton, PA; Ginny (Marty) Rankin and Kathy (Terry) Rose, both of Wellsboro, PA; father and mother-in-law, Jim and Stella Curnutt; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Debbie Cummings, Brian (Punk) Stone, Heather Curnutt, all of Florida; several aunts and uncles; special aunt and uncle, Fred and Mary Robbins, Tioga, PA; numerous nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews; many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lester and Shirley Button. Danny enjoyed the outdoors and special cookouts with his family. He loved NASCAR (Tony Stewart). He also was a big Florida Gator fan. Danny will be greatly missed by family and friends. Funeral services were held at Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla, FL. Star Gazette – March 1, 2011
CAMPBELL Hazel Pearl Crouch
Campbell: age 94, died peacefully on Wednesday morning, February 23rd, 2011 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, after an extended illness. Daughter of the late Martin and Lela Covey Miller, Hazel was born December 12th, 1916 in Towanda, PA. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, George Crouch, on April 9th, 1983, as well as her sisters Shirley Louise Gee, Thelma Hamilton and brother Donald Miller. Hazel spent most of her life in the Campbell, NY area, where she raised her children and was active with the local senior citizens group for many years. She retired from Phillips Lighting in Bath, NY in 1983. Hazel loved listening to music, especially the Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry. Hazel is survived by her daughters, Doris (Robert) Smith of Horseheads NY, Harriet Jones of Corning NY, and Joyce (Milton) DeCamp of Savona NY and her son, George M. Crouch of Welaka FL. She is also survived by one brother, Richard (Lenora) Miller of Painted Post NY, and two sisters, Doris Vonderchek of Odessa NY and Norma Mission of Florida, as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Per Hazel's wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Burial in Hope Cemetery in Campbell, NY will be held at the convenience of the family. Kindly remember Hazel with memorials to the Chemung County Nursing Facility, 103 Washington St., PO Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902-0588 in her memory. Star Gazette – February 27, 2011
CARRIGAN Paul R. Sr.
Age 68 of Horseheads, NY died peacefully at home on Friday February 25, 2011. Paul was born May 10, 1942 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Francis and Ethel Newman Carrigan . He was Vietnam War Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Navy. Paul married his wife, Etta Jane Davis Carrigan , on July 1 , 1967 and they would have celebrated their 44th Wedding Anniversary on July 1 , 2011. Paul retired from Liberty Labs in Waverly, NY. Paul enjoyed spending time with his family playing cards, watching his grandchildren's sporting events, and was an avid Washington Redskins fan. Paul is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 43 years Etta Jane Davis Carrigan ; sons and daughters-in-law : Paul R. & Amanda Carrigan Jr. of Elmira , NY , Jason & Karen Carrigan of Horseheads , NY , and Chris Carrigan of Horseheads , NY ; 10 wonderful grandchildren which include Karon , Kameron , Kyle , Jason Jr. , Samantha , Erin , Zack , and Cassandra ; one great grandchild ; sister and brother-in-law Nancy & Sonny Pond of Nichols, NY , brother and sister-in-law: James & Lou Carrigan of Horseheads , NY ; several nieces , nephews , cousins , and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday February 28, 2011 from 3-6 PM . Paul's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Paul through memorial donations to The American Cancer Society 1316 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901 or to an organization of one's choice. Star Gazette – February 27, 2011
CHRISTY Douglas Crawford "Chris Douglas"
died peacefully Monday evening, February 28, 2011, at the age of 71 from a long-term illness. Doug was born July 12, 1939 in Norwich, NY, a son of the late Robert and Marion Crawford Christy. He honorably served his country with the US Army intelligence as a Green Beret from 1962 to 1965. Doug was a man of many talents that included sales for the Penny Saver in Hammondsport, NY, radio personality, private investigator and many community organizations. His passion was fishing, his band "The Chris Douglas Band" and golfing. He was also an avid Brooklyn Dodger Fan and Cleveland Brown Fan. He is survived by his daughter, Jeanette (Rick) Kuehner of Horseheads, NY; son, Jeff (Christine) Christy of Madison, WI; grandchildren, Amber, Shawn, Chris, Cole and Shayley; great-granddaughter, Caitlyn; aunt, Judy Christy; surviving ex-wives, Carman Gebhardt and Sue Christy; sister, Carolyn Christy Boyden; and cousins. The family would like to welcome relatives and friends to Doug's Memorial Service on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – March 2, 2011
COLE Dorothy C. "Dot" Court
Of 88 Pine Hills Drive, Pine City, NY, died Friday, February 25, 2011. She was born in Rome, PA on May 11,1928 to Ray E. and Florence B. Cole of Sayre, PA. She is survived by Bill Carleton, her loving partner; her children, Raye (Skip) Yeager, Paul Court and Sharon (David) Sedlak; her brother, Calvin (Lucille) Cole; her grandchildren, Renee Yeager, Cara (Jonathan) Walter, Tawnya (Dan) Michaloski, Katherine Sedlak; and several great-grandchildren as well as her little dog, "Holly". She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Court (1986); and her brothers, Col. Raymond (Marilyn) Cole and Gordon (Carol) Cole. After finishing high school in Sayre, Dorothy attended Maryland College for Women. She learned to fly at her father's airport, where she met her husband, Bob. After marrying, they settled in Horseheads, NY where they raised their family. Dorothy was an avid supporter of her children's activities and her husband's flying. She devoted her life to following the hobbies of her family, including the love of golf. Dorothy spent the later years of her life between Florida and Elmira with her best friend and constant companion, Bill. A memorial service will be held on her birthday, Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Retirement Estates in Horseheads, NY, 34 Retirement Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845 (off Sing Sing Road) at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. Star Gazette – March 1, 2011
CONNOLLEY Joseph D. Connolley
of Lindley, NY went to be with his Lord on February 20, 2011. He was born in Mansfield, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1933 to Sydney W. Connolley and Grace L. Whittaker. Joe graduated from Covington High School and joined the U.S. Navy where he served from June 1951 to 1955, where he served on the US Monrovia in the Sixth Fleet with two tours in the Mediterranean. He married Marian Joyce Warner in August 1962 at Presho Methodist Church. He worked at Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post as a machinist. When he retired, he and his wife wintered at Little Willies RV Resort in Arcadia, FL. He and Marian enjoyed the park activities, particularly bicycling and shuffleboard. They treasured the many friends they had met. Joe is predeceased by his parents and his wife Marian (2005). He is survived by his brothers Norman (Diana) of Covington, PA and George (Georgia) of Shippensburg, PA and a sister-in-law Joyce Warner of Painted Post, NY., as well as several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many wonderful friends. A memorial service will be held at the Presho Methodist Church on March 5th at 2pm by Rev. William Lusk. A dinner will be provided by his friends of the church immediately afterward. All are invited to attend. Donations may be made in Joseph’s name to the charity of your choice or to the Presho Methodist Church. Corning Leader – March 2, 2011
COY Matthew "Matt" A. Coy
31, of Barton, N.Y., died on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born Sept. 15, 1979 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Neil and Beverly Timm Coy. Matt was a member of Pack 1 and Troop 1 Boy Scouts of America, Athens. He also was a member of Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F&AM, Amity Royal Arch Chapter No. 293, Athens, and past member of the Gen. John Sullivan Chapter of Demoley. Matthew was currently a student at Elmira Business Institute, in medical billing and coding. In his spare time, Matthew enjoyed playing video games. He is predeceased by both his maternal and paternal grandparents, aunt Karen Penington and uncles Lyle Coy, and Elliott Timm. Matthew is survived by his wife, Heather; children, Eve, Tyler, and Jasmine; and special step-daughter Emily all of Athens, Pa.; siblings, Teresa Smith of Sayre, Pa., Crystal (Jason) Ricard of Mooseup, Conn., Dan (Cindy) Howard of Waverly, N.Y., Michael (Amy) Howard of Waverly, N.Y., and Neil Coy Jr. of Franklindale, Pa.; aunts, Barbara Bailey of Tawes, Mich., and Myrtle Timm of Athens, Pa.; uncles, William (Mary) Timm of Athens, Pa. and Kevin Coy of Clymer, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. at the fire hall with the Masonic holding services and Chaplain Linda Rogers from the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Matthew's memory to: Guthrie Federal Credit Union, 104 North Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., for a memorial fund for his children. Towanda Daily Review – March 1, 2011
CRATSLEY Linda Cratsley Bishop
A resident of the Millerton, PA community, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 41. Born on January 16, 1970 in Elmira, NY, Linda was the daughter of Edward & Hazel Edminster Cratsley. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy. Linda held many interests, she loved the outdoors and caring for animals. Possessing a strong will, she was very independent. Linda was a devoted mother, daughter and companion. Surviving is her loving family, children, Kayla, Clarissa & Ryan Bishop, Millerton, PA; father, Edward (Jeanie Gleason) Cratsley, Pine City; Fiancée and companion, Lloyd Bieri, Millerton, PA; siblings, Rita Gleason, Elmira; Donald Cratsley, Elmira; nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins along with a host of loving friends. Linda was predeceased by her husband, Jack Bishop; mother, Hazel Cratsley and son, BJ Bishop. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Saturday, February 26, 2011 between the hours of 12 (noon) - 3 p.m. Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 3:15 p.m. Star Gazette - February 24, 2011
DAVIS Ruth Davis Nordlie
of Raleigh, NC died Wed., February 23, 2011, after a brief period of illness. She faced her battle with her usual optimism, but was overwhelmed by complications. Her passing leaves an enormous void in our lives. Ruth was born in Wellsboro, PA. on November 19, 1926 to the late Ralph E. and Neva M. Davis. She was married to the late E.J. “Jack” Nordlie for 44 years. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Doris (Jim) Taft; her brothers, Hugh (Betty) Putman and Charles (Rita) Putman. Ruth is survived by her daughters Ruth Ann of NC, Barbara (Phillip) of Mass., Mary (Walter) of NC, Lisa (Bobby) of NC, Sherrie of NC; her sons Ralph (Chris) of MD., John (Bridget) of NC, David of NC. Ruth had 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and is also survived by her sister-in-law Betty Putman of Painted Post, NY, and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to her caregivers with Six Forks EMS; Rex Hospital’s ER department, 5th floor, especially the ICU; Horizons; NCCC and to all our friends for their thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, please give generously to your local Hospice. Funeral services for Ruth will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2011 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook, Raleigh, 27609. The family with receive friends from 12 – 1 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow the funeral service at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, 770 Stadium Drive, Wake Forest. Wellsboro Gazette – February 27, 2011
DORISS Carol (Doriss) Schwartz
68, of Wellsboro, Pa., died on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, in Chemung County, NY. Born on Oct. 30, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of Houston Stokes Doriss and Lucy Ziskind Doriss. Carol was predeceased by her husband, Lee Schwartz. Carol taught for many years at the Philadelphia Art Institute and later as an Art Professor with Pennsylvania College of Technology. She loved gardening, bird watching and rescuing cats and dogs. Carol is survived by a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Jill and Fred Davis of Willow Grove, Pa.; one step grandson, Michael Davis of Willow Grove, Pa.; one sister, Sandy Adams of Seattle, Wash.; three nephews, Robert (Rie) Schwartz of Courtlandt Manor, N.Y., Peter Schwartz of Allendale, N.J., Dr. David Adams of Maryland; two nieces, Natasha Schwartz of Brooklyn, N.Y., Julianne Adams of Seattle, Wash.; three great nephews, Hideo Schwartz, Ryoji Schwartz, David Schwartz and a great niece, Jenna Schwartz. A celebration of Carol Schwartz's life will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made in Carol's memory to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 293, Wellsboro, PA, and the American Bouvier Society. Williamsport Sun Gazette – March 3, 2011
ELMY Marjorie B Kleinsteuber-Mitchell
Age 90 of Corning, NY formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday February 19, 2011. Marjorie was born October 19, 1920 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada the daughter of the late Hamilton and Hilda Bradshaw Elmy. She married The Rev. Ronald L. Kleinsteuber on May 18, 1946 and he pre-deceased her on November 8, 1996. She was also pre-deceased by her brother Harold James Elmy. Marjorie was an associate pastor with her late husband at Central Assembly of God in Horseheads, NY. She married her husband Royce E. Mitchell on February 7, 2004 and they recently celebrated their 7th Wedding Anniversary. Marjorie loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. She is survived by her husband Royce E. Mitchell; son and daughter-in-law: Rev. R. Wayne & Nancy A. Kleinsteuber of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; daughter and son-in-law: Brenda A. & Ted Garriss of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Gregory A. Gary Jr. of Denver, Colorado, Laura E. Kohli of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Michelle L. & Will Staurbeck of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, Geoffrey A. Gary of Santa Cruz, California, Guilian A. Gary of Baltimore, Maryland, Alexandre Kleinsteuber of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Stephen Chinon of Syracuse, NY, and Amy Chinon of Florida; several great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law: Gordon & Phylis Elmy of Belleville, Ontario, Canada; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: David & Joyce Mitchell of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at The Central Assembly of God Church Brenway Drive (off Hickory Grove Road) Horseheads, NY on Wednesday February 23, 2011 from 1-3 PM. Mrs. Kleinsteuber-Mitchell's Funeral Services will be held at 3 PM following calling hours. The Rev. Steven Shinn will officiate. A Memorial Service will be held for Mrs. Kleinsteuber-Mitchell at a time to be announced. Interment in West Lake Cemetery in Picton, Ontario, Canada. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – February 22, 2011
FAZZARI Mary E. Perazzini
age 85, of Watkins Glen, NY died Tuesday, February 22, 2011 surrounded by her loving family at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls. Mary was born on November 1, 1925 in Watkins Glen, NY the daughter of the late, Antonio and Maria (Palamara) Fazzari. Mary was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake and a member of St. Mary's Guild and the Women of the Moose. She worked for the former Super Duper and ran a day care at home. Mary will be sadly missed by all of her family, who she deeply loved and cared for. Mary is survived by her son, Louis (Vickie) Perazzini, Jr. of Montour Falls; step grandsons, Nicholas and Jarrod Jones; sisters, Tomasine Sacco of Waverly and Carmela Simiele of Watkins Glen; brothers, James (Marie) Fazzary of Orange City, FL and Sam (Doris) Fazzary of Burdett; sister-in-laws, Nancy Fazzary and Reda Fazzary both of Watkins Glen; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mary is predeceased by her husband, Louis Perazzini, Sr on April 21, 2003; siblings, Michael (Angelina) Fazzary, Jennie (Joseph) LaFace, Andrea Fazzary, Frances (James) Peters, Dominick A. "Art:" Fazzary and Henry Fazzary; brother-in-laws, Roy Sacco and Medio Simiele. Friends and family may call from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm on Friday, February 25th, 2011 at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday, February 26th at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, with Father Paul Bonacci, celebrant. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Watkins Glen, NY at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary's memory to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Star Gazette - February 24, 2011
GARDNER Jean Frances Gardner Dickinson
died at the Chemung County Nursing Facility on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. She was born in Brockport, NY on May 22, 1912 the only child of George P. Gardner and Jeanne M. Flagg. She graduated from Keuka Collage in 1933 and married W. Kenneth Dickinson in 1934, who died in 1978. Jean lived in Brockport until moving to Elmira in 1990, where she lived in the Flannery Apartments. Jean was an active member of the community there, among other things she led an exercise class for several years retiring when she was 85. Jean will be greatly missed by her family, son; Richard Gardner Dickinson of Hollywood, FL, his sons; Enrique, Justin and Jamie as well as their mother, Vivian Dickinson, daughter; Rita Dickinson Dery of Catlin, NY and her family, sons; G. Daniel Dery of Manchester, NH, his daughter; Jennifer Lindgren and granddaughter, Mageris Lindgren and son, Christopher R. Dery of Spencerport, NY, his wife; Bonnie and daughters, Danyel L. and Stephany J. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport. Rev. Gary Chorpenning will officiate. Memorials in her memory may be made to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., P.O. Box 2127, Elmira, NY 14903 or to the Seymour Library, 161 East Ave., Brockport, NY 14420-1505. Star Gazette - February 24, 2011
GEORGE Michael Reed
Charlotte, NC: Michael Reed George died February 18th, 2011, in Charlotte, NC, after enduring a progressive illness. He is survived by his wife Margaret (Laux) George, children Kimberly A. (Wayne Heffner) and David R., former wife, Anor George (all of Charlotte, NC), sister, Margo and brother-in-law Fletcher McTaggart (of Penn Yan, NY). He was predeceased by his parents, Peg and Mike George, former Director of Athletics for Elmira Schools. Mike was in sales for Procter & Gamble for 28 years, but he was better known in his magic and entertainment business as Mika Magic. For over 30 years, he entertained the Charlotte area with children's birthday magic, corporate and charity events, local comedy clubs, company picnics, etc. He entertained for local and national celebrities and NASCAR personalities. Mike was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy where he wrestled and played varsity football. Throughout his life he maintained strong feelings for that school, along with Bucknell University, where he was on their swim team and the camps he attended as a youth in Vermont. Honoring his request, there will be no public services. His talent and joy for life will be greatly missed. Star Gazette – February 27, 2011
Denver, NC: age 78, died February 22, 2011 at CMC Lincolnton. He was born on August 26, 1932 in Seattle, WA to the late Loretta and Anthony Grabinski. He worked at Chrysler in Detroit, MI, Kennedy Valve in Elmira, NY and Alcatel in Clarimont, NC. He has been retired for 14 years. He had many interests and hobbies including woodworking, boating, reading, watching old movies, researching family ancestors and giving albums to his families. He also loved to travel abroad. He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church Parish Council. Tom was in the Elks Club and on the Senior Advisory Board for Lincoln County. He is survived by his wife, Joanna; daughter, Loretta and husband Michael Bolotta of Metamora, MI; son, Christopher Grabinski of Ashland, OR; son, Thomas Grabinski and wife Gerry of Rochester, NY; daughter, Victoria and husband Robert Badzinski of Milwaukee, WI; daughter, Mary Manning of Avon Park, FL; daughter, Catherine Grabinski of Horseheads, NY; daughter, Beth and husband Michael DeWitt of Midlothian, VA; daughter, Lisa and husband James Dillow of Denver, NC; also many loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter Joan Stover. A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Carmen Malacari officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday, February 25 from 5-8 PM. Memorials may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church; the Alzheimer's Foundation; or the American Heart Association . Samuel S. James, FSL of Huntersville, is serving the family.
HACKETT Charles A. "Chip"
Westfield, PA: Age 93 of 830 Bertch Rd., Westfield, PA died peacefully Feb. 23, 2011 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born Jan. 2, 1918 in Leetonia, PA, the son of Fred and Leah Niles Hackett. He was a veteran of the US Navy where he was awarded a Purple Heart. He was retired from Corning Glass Works, worked at Elkland Leather Co. and was a lifelong farmer. He loved hunting, fishing, and building custom knives and was an avid Yankee and NY Giant fan. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce Butler Hackett; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Leon Parker, Bradford, PA, Cathy and Jeff VanDusen, Westfield, PA, Melanie and Jack Kenyon, Elkland, PA, Lori and David Tomb, Westfield, PA, Deann and Alan Hanes, Virginia Beach, VA; son-in-law, Paul Truax, Lawrenceville, PA; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-grandchildren; sisters, Louise Kreisler, Lovedland, CO, and Leah Rhodes, Harrisburg, PA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son Randy; daughters Virginia Hackett and Joyce Traux; and several brothers and sisters. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA Saturday 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Deborah Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery, Woodhull, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the Brookfield United Methodist Church 2380 Rietter Hill Rd., Westfield, PA 16950 or the American Diabetes Association , 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311. Star Gazette - February 25, 2011
HAM Joyce Prudence Barnes
South New Berlin: age 80, of South New Berlin NY, died peacefully on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 surrounded by her family. Joyce was born on September 2nd, 1930 in Elmira NY, to Gordon and Prudence (Cortright) Ham. Joyce is survived by her daughter, Julie Lynne (Craig) Young of Unadilla NY; daughter, Kathleen Joyce (JoDee LaCasse) Barnes of Mount Bethel PA; daughter, Laurie Beth (Don) Benoit of Grand Island NY; beloved grandsons, Jourdain Pierre Benoit and Nathanial Isaac Benoit of Grand Island NY; brother, Clairmont (Gretchen) Ham of Pine City NY; sister, Sharon Tolbert of Pine City NY; brother-in-law, Willis (Barbara) Barnes of Toano VA; sister-in-law, Elsie Bennett of Sherburne NY; sister-in-law, Jean (Ward) Dewey of Sherburne NY; 12 nephews; 7 nieces; numerous life-long friends and her cat, Kirby. Joyce was predeceased by Charles, husband of forty-seven years, and a baby. Calling hours will be held 7 - 9pm on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 and 10 am ? 12 pm on Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home in Norwich, NY. The funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Ralph Hinman. Interment will be next to her husband, Charles, in Evergreen Cemetery in White Store NY in Spring 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Joyce Barnes to the NYS Veterans Home, 4207 State Highway 220, Oxford NY or the South New Berlin Rescue Squad, Route 8, South New Berlin NY. Joyce and her family are eternally grateful to the NYS Veterans Home staff for the loving care and treasured memories during her stay. Star Gazette – February 21, 2011
HAUSE Mary Jane Krebs
87 years formerly of 180 W. Second St., Horseheads, died Monday February 28, 2011 at Elcor Health Services. Mary Jane was born on June 2, 1923 to Genevieve Gallagher Hause and Charles E. Hause. She was a lifetime resident of Corning and a graduate of St. Patrick's School and Corning Free Academy. Mary Jane and Robert Krebs were married on June 21, 1947. She was a home-maker, a member of St. Mary's Church, Rosary and Altar Society, a Eucharistic Minister, and the League of Sacred Heart. She was also a member of Corning Hospital Chapter “D”. Surviving are her husband, Robert Krebs, who resides at Bethany Village in Horseheads, NY. Sons, Thomas (Mary) Krebs of Elmira and Charles Krebs of Sheboygan, WI. Granddaughters, Jennifer (Adam) Robinson and Megan Krebs and Grandson, Timothy Krebs all of Elmira, NY. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY on Thursday March 3rd, 2011 from 4-6pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday March 4th, 2011 at 10am St. Mary's Church, Corning. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Mary Jane's name to: All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830. The Krebs family would like to thank the staff of Elcor Health Services for the compassionate care they showed Mary Jane. A special thank you to Elsie and Dr. Robert Mauri who helped the family during this difficult period. Corning Leader – March 2, 2011
HENLEY Robert Archie Henley
65, of Radcliff, Ky., died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, Ky. 1SG Henley retired from the U. S. Army and was a veteran of Vietnam. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Radcliff. He is survived by his wife, Doris Henley; his six children, Erika, Kenny, Pamela Ronald, Penelope and Kurt; three sisters, Rogena A. Henry and Rosanna Roach, both of Towanda, Pa. and Janice Pond of Athens, Pa.; and one brother, Ronald Henley of Harlingen, Texas. The funeral service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff with Pastor Paul Horn officiating. There will be no prior visitation. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Towanda Daily Review – March 1, 2011
HILL Nancy A. Lahr
age 65, of Lindley died on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Founders Pavilion in Corning. Nancy was born in Blossburg, PA on August 14, 1945, the daughter of Floyd Hill and Helen (Padgett) Hill. Nancy loved the outdoors, camping, gardening, and craft work. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She is survived by her husband: Richard W. Lahr, sons: David (Elizabeth Padgett) Stickler of Lindley; Rick Stickler of Bath; Francis Stickler of Lindley; grandchildren: Rebecca Stickler, David Stickler, Jr., Melonie Stickler, Curtis Stickler all of Lindley; sisters: Elizabeth “Tish” Hill of Kirkwood; Kathleen “Kathy” Shearing of Kirkwood; Helena Woodworth of Castic,CA and Margie Reed of Harpersville; two brothers: George Hill of Troy, PA and Floyd Hill; also, several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 4 until 6 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 6:00 PM with the Reverend Beth Bouwens officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Caton, NY. Corning Leader – March 3, 2011
HUGHES Gregory M.
Moravia, NY: Gregory M. Hughes, 56, of Sayre, PA formerly of Elmira, NY died Sunday, February 20, 2011 at his home following declining health. Gregory was born May 9, 1954 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Raymond D. Hughes and Mary Katherine Leahy Hughes. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy High School, Elmira, NY and Dean Junior College in Franklin, MA. Gregory subsequently served in the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Sergeant. Following completion of his military service, Gregory was employed as a cross-country truck driver for a number of years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. Gregory was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post in Sayre. He was an avid reader and NASCAR fan. He is survived by his siblings: Susan Hughes of Madison, WI, Joseph P. Hughes of Moravia, NY Mary B. Sullivan and her husband Daniel J. Sullivan of Endwell, NY , James K. Hughes and his wife Mary Sue Hughes of Chatham, NJ, Charles J. Hughes and his wife Mary K. Hughes of Clarks Summit, PA, Barbara E. Hughes of Newark, DE, Bridget A. Manda and her husband F. Chibwe Manda of Berkley, CA Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, PA with Dr. Maureen Collins officiating. Interment will be at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. There are no calling hours. Star Gazette – February 22, 2011
LAMPMAN Terry, PMP
Age 60, of Burdett, NY, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 25, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home in Watkins Glen, NY on Friday, March 4, 2011, from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will immediately follow at 4:00 p.m. Terry is predeceased by father, John Lampman; and nephew Dana Carr. Terry is survived by his loving wife, Judy (Farr) Lampman; sons, Dexter and (Nicole) Siglin of Boston, Josh Lampman of Burdett; mother, Audrey Lampman of Horseheads; brothers and a sister, Dewitt and (Karen) Lampman of Gibsonia, PA, Linda (Lampman) Carr and husband Rick Carr of Horseheads, Craig and (Kim) Lampman of Ashburn, VA, and Jake Lampman of Big Flats; three grandchildren, Dexter, Ava Grace and Ronan Siglin. Loving nieces and nephews include Ian (Jennifer) Lampman, Leslie Lampman, Melissa Lampman, Jessica Carr, and Brett Lampman. Those that know Terry will remember that his passions revolved around family, technology, and anything that allowed him to spend time on Seneca Lake with his wife Judy and family. Terry grew up on Laurel Street in the Southside of Elmira with a large and loving family. When he met and fell in love with his future wife Judy Farr in 1976, Terry was still working on what he wanted for a career. He would later retell his children often that Judy consistently rebuffed his marriage proposals until one day, she informed him that she was not going to marry a man "that didn't wear a suit to work". It was soon after (very soon) that Terry launched a career in technology that not only required a suit, but would go on to become a lifelong passion. After living and working in Virginia for some years, Terry and Judy were able to start traveling extensively as his career took them to far corners of the globe. First moving to Australia where he worked for British Telecom, the family spent four years there making friends that have since become extended family and are part of their lives to this very day. After Australia, they spent six years in Hong Kong where Terry conducted business and traveled with his family all over the Pacific Rim. With an empty nest, Terry and Judy embarked on their next adventure and bought the Seneca Clipper Inn in Watkins Glen, NY which they ran while Terry continued his career with IBM. Terry and Judy sold the Inn in 2004 which enabled them to turn their camp on Seneca Lake into their dream home where they have lived ever since. In addition to being a great husband and father, Terry was the 1st Chairperson of Schuyler County Lodging and Tourism Association formed in 2002, and was a Certified Project Manager for IBM Global Technical Services. Star Gazette – March 1, 2011
LOVE Charles M. Love Jr.
age 80, of 3810 SR3001, Meshoppen, Pa., (South Auburn), died early Monday morning, Feb. 21, 2011, at Hospice Community Care, in Dunmore, Pa. Charles was born in the house where he still lived, in South Auburn on April 19, 1930, the son of the late Charles M. (Mack) and Luella Grow Love Sr. All of his life was spent in the South Auburn area, graduating with the class of 1948 from the Meshoppen High School. Mr. Love was employed by Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, for 50 years, retiring in 1999, where he acted as road foreman and supervisor for most of those years. Mr. Love was also a former member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. He was a life-long member of the South Auburn United Methodist Church, and a member of the South Auburn Grange No. 1188, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Jersey Hill Cemetery Association. Charles was a Charter member of the Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus (SPEBSQSA). In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, singing with his friends in the barbershop chorus, riding his snowmobile and 4-wheeler. He also enjoyed going to antique car shows and area parades with his 1957 Chevy. Charles is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Vera M. Norton Love, of South Auburn; and his son Steve Love, also of South Auburn. Also surviving are his daughter-in-law, Tammy Love Schaeffer, of Wyalusing, Pa.; his special nieces and nephews, Luella Ruhf and family, Donnie and Karen Fuller, Jim and Laurie Fuller and family, and Maxine Alderson and family; his special grand-nieces, Kayla and Bethany Fuller; and many other nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Chuck L. Love April 15, 2003; his sister, Ruth Ann Fuller May 30, 2008; his stepmother, Velma Barnes Love Sept. 15, 1971; and a special uncle Arthur Love May 17, 1982. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 from the South Auburn United Methodist Church, with Rev. Patricia Newhart, and Rev. Beverly Murphy officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, Pa. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the South Auburn United Methodist Church, C/O Mrs. Karen Fuller, 334 Love Hill Rd., Meshoppen, PA 18630. Towanda Daily Review – February 22, 2011
PATTON Rev. Horace M. Patton, 'Pat'
85, of Beachwood, died Feb 1, 2011 in Toms River, N.J. Pastor Pat faithfully served the Troy and Sylvania Presbyterian Churches from 1979 until 1984. He also served his Lord pastoring Presbyterian churches in New Jersey (Bayville) and Pennsylvania (Roslyn and Williamsport). Horace was predeceased in 1997 by his wife May and son Paul. Surviving are six children, Eloise M. Patton, Ft. Washington, Pa., Steven M. Patton, Poulsbo, Wash., David B. Patton, Rock Island, Ill., Ruth B. Fox, Manhattan, Kansas, Grace P. Casey, Lancaster, Pa. and Philip M. Patton, Bremerton, Washington. Left behind are two grandchildren who lived with Pat and May in Troy, Kimberly Hodson, Charlotte, N.C. and Jason Patton, Beachwood, N.J. Additionally surviving are 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held March 15 at the First Assembly of God, Toms River, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to WEC International, P.O. Box 1707, Ft. Washington, PA 19034. Regards or questions, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Towanda Daily Review – March 3, 2011
PATRIGNANI Anthony J.
Waterford: Anthony J. Patrignani, 43, of Middletown Rd., died Monday, February 28, 2011. Born in Waterford, he was the son of the late Benedetto and Lena Caponi Patrignani. He was a 1986 graduate of Waterford-Halfmoon High School, received his Associates Degree from HVCC, his Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY and his Master’s Degree from Northeastern University in Boston. Just over two years ago, Tony achieved his lifelong ambition when he was named a Probation Officer in Rensselaer County; prior to that he was employed by the New York State Police. He was a member of the NYS Probation Association. Tony was a passionate wrestling fan; he attended wrestling matches, followed wrestling web sites and was an avid collector of wrestling memorabilia. The World Wrestling Federation was his favorite organization. The greatest joy in his life, his world, is his loving wife Danielle and his daughter Addison. He has said that he would consider himself a success in life if he were remembered as a devoted husband and good daddy. He is the loving husband of Danielle Good Patrignani, the devoted father of Addison Denice Patrignani and brother of Katherine Vermilyea (Richard) of Waterford, Benedetto Patrignani (Marie) of Clifton Park, Dominick Patrignani (Tammy) of Waterford, Teresa Cietek (Rick) of Waterford, Anne McEntee (Chris) of Texas and the late Adelina Patrignani Ritchie. He is the son-in-law of Dixie Lewis of Corning and Robert and Jeannette Good of Montour Falls and brother-in-law of Denice and Dale Hughey of Watkins Glen. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford, NY 12188. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3-7 p.m. prior to the funeral. Those who wish may make contributions to the Addison Denice Patrignani Education Fund in care of the funeral home office. Star Gazette – March 2, 2011
POSTEN Jayden James
infant son of Maurice Justin Posten and Holly Jean Sullivan Posten of Horseheads, NY died Saturday February 12, 2011. Jayden is survived by his parents Maurice Justin Posten and Holly Jean Sullivan Posten; his brother Justin A. Posten at home: maternal grandparents: Daniel & Laura Sullivan of Beaver Dams, N Y; maternal grandfather: Troy Thompson of Bath, NY; paternal grandmother: Patricia A. Posten of Horseheads, NY; paternal grandparents: Maurice A. & Debbi Posten of Lowman, NY; maternal great grandparents: Lester & Marjorie Puryear of Tioga, PA and Roberta Thompson of Bath, NY; Paternal great grandmother: Joan Goodrich of Middletown, NY; aunts and uncles: Hope & John Mosher of Fort Hood, Texas, Scott Lehman Jr. of Beaver Dams, NY, Joe Tocco of Elmira, NY, Jennifer Posten of Horseheads, NY, and Jamie Posten of Daytona Beach, Florida; numerous additional relatives. Jayden’s Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
RIGDON Jane Pledger
Elmira: age 80, a resident at Penn Hall, died Monday, February 21st, 2011 at the home. Born June 16th, 1930 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Carl Emory and Helen Hicks Rigdon. Jane was a 1948 graduate of the Elmira Free Academy, Elmira, NY, attended Cortland State Teachers College, Cortland, NY and a 1978 graduate of the Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She retired in 1988 from the Head Start Nursery School Program in Newburg, as a Nursery School teacher after ten years of service. She was a member of the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church where she was very active in the women groups and was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Civic Club all in Shippensburg. She and her husband were avid world travelers and Penn State fans, and she loved reading, playing bridge, golf, collecting shells and needle point. Jane was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Surviving is one son; Walter E. Pledger and his wife Regan, of Adamstown; two daughters, Victoria P. Krenitsky and her husband Thomas, of Chambersburg and Linda S. Lowery and her husband Joseph, of State College; five grandsons, Thomas D. Krenitsky, Andrew J. Lowery, Scott D. Krenitsky, Carl and Matthew R. Pledger and six great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter R. Pledger, who died July 27th, 2007. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. in the St. Andrews Episcopal Church with the Rev. Christine F. Purcell officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held immediately following the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Andrews Episcopal Church or to the Episcopal Home, both may be mailed to 206 East Burd Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257. Star Gazette – February 22, 2011
SAVKA John Savka
age 84, of Painted Post, died on Monday, February 21, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital. He was born on June 6, 1926 in Taylor, Pennsylvania, the son of Michael and Anna (Kolson) Savka. He married Margaret E. Barney on March 5, 1976 in Big Flats. John retired from Corning Inc in 1987 following 42 years of service. He was an avid sports fan, baseball card collector, played softball and enjoyed bowling. He was a loving husband. John is survived by his wife, Margaret E. Savka, daughters, Kathleen (Jim) Fortuna of Winston-Salem, NC, Michelle (David) Hill of Boone, NC, Mary (Ken) Reese of Winston-Salem, NC, and Joan Wolfe of Nashville, TN, first wife, Helen, sisters, Anna Mae (Joe) Pritchyk of Clark Summit, PA, and Mary Rose Klimowski of Camden, DE. He also has grandsons, Christopher Babcock of Corning, Michael Shay of Winston-Salem, NC, and Bucky Wolfe. John was predeceased by his sisters, Babe Macheska and Margaret Tragyer, and daughter, Patricia Babcock. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. John’s funeral service will be held there following calling hours at 2:00 pm. Burial will take place at Beaver Dams Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Corning Leader – February 24, 2011
SCHUCHARDT Brandon G. Schuchardt
"May the gates of Heaven welcome you with open arms and loving hearts." Brandon G. Schuchardt, 29, affectionately known by his family and friends as "B" died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Brandon was born in Sayre, Pa., on Aug. 7, 1981, the son of Marlene Rohe and Graydon Schuchardt. He attended Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, N.Y., and Schenectady Community College in Schenectady, N.Y. He was a former manager of McDonald's Restaurant in Sayre and while attending McDonald's training program, was a dean's list recipient and received numerous awards. Brandon later moved to Latham, N.Y., where he was employed by Langan Audi East as a sales counselor. Brandon was an individual of keen intellect and interpersonal communication skill. He possessed the willingness to learn, a devoted strong work ethic and the determination to succeed in reaching his goals in life. His congenial outgoing personality and warm smile won him the high regard of many and he was always willing to be of assistance to others. Brandon's special love in life encompassed his family and he cherished the lasting friendships of those around him. "B" will be remembered for his loving heart and soul and for the impact his life had on others. He will also be remembered for his love of cooking as he was a perfectionist in every way, reading, technology, science and history. His passing comes as a tremendous loss, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Brandon was a member of Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre and the Sons of the American Legion. He is survived by his loving family, mother and father, Marlene Rohe and Graydon Schuchardt; sisters, Lindsey A. Schuchardt and Ashley K. Schuchardt; niece, Alivia; maternal grandfather, Lawrence V. Rohe; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Geraldine S. Rohe; and paternal grandparents, Ann Marie and Silas Benjamin and Harry Schuchardt. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Epiphany Parish, S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Ronald McDonald Children's Charities, Oakbrook, Il. 60521 in Brandon's memory. Towanda Daily Review - February 23, 2011
SEBRING Esther Sebring Stewart
Age 99, of Montour Falls and formerly of Rochester, NY, died peacefully at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls on Saturday, February 19, 2011. A memorial service will be announced at a later date in the spring. Esther was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Harry L. Stewart. She is survived by her sons, Scott Stewart of Rochester, NY and Terry Stewart (Lisa Oldroyd) of Montour Falls; grandchildren, Christopher (Jody) Stewart, Benjamin (Naomi) Stewart, Rebecca Stewart, Caryn (Kevin) Herzog, John Stewart, and Laura Stewart; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Maya Stewart, Desiree and Tyler Stewart, Emma Kate Herzog, and Jacob Herzog. Esther was born and raised in Rochester, NY, where she worked as a store manager for the former Fannie-Farmer Candy Company. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and especially enjoyed being with family. Her joy was Keuka Lake, where she spent 50 years and treasured her walks and swims. Her family wishes to express their thanks to Sandra and Paul Montgomery of the Montgomery Home in Odessa for their excellent and loving care. Star Gazette – February 22, 2011
SHEINER Nancy B.
Age 73, of Pine City, died unexpectedly at the Robert Packer Hospital. She is survived by her partner and companion, Peter Zloch of Pine City; her mother, Beatrice of Ontario; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with funeral services at 7:00 p.m. Star Gazette – February 22, 2011
SMITH William M. (Billy) Smith, Jr.
46, of Alpine, formerly of Ithaca, died Monday, February 21, 2011, at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira following a long illness. Billy was born in Ithaca. He was employed at Calvary Cemetery and Immaculate Conception School for 12 years. Later he was employed by TDS in Elmira where he worked until becoming ill three years ago. His favorite pastimes included making model cars, gardening, snowmobiling and sitting around a good campfire. Billy was an animal lover and especially loved his dog and companion, "Sheba". He enjoyed spending time with his extended family's children and grandchildren. Billy is survived by his mother, Geraldine Smith of Groton; fiancée, Joyce Walker of Alpine and her family, Priscilla Barron, Crystal Walker, Sally Walker, Tyler Walker, and Brittany Mosier; brother, Craig (Colleen) Smith of King Ferry; nieces and nephews, Cassandra LaRow, Gerald Smith II, Caitlyn Smith, Jon Rafferty, and Alexander Smith; aunt, Bonnie (Roy) Lewis and their daughter, Michelle Alex; uncle, Phil (Sally) Quick; aunt, Marlene Cutler; and numerous additional aunts, uncles and cousins. Billy was predeceased by his grandparents, Gerald and Veda Quick; and cousin, Jeffrey Lewis. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 26, at the Wagner Funeral Home, located at the Family Service Center Building, 110 S. Geneva St., Ithaca. A reception following the service will be held at the Ithaca Eagles Club. Burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Falck Cancer Center at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira or to your local SPCA. Star Gazette - February 24, 2011
SNELSON Doris Grace Snelson Caum
95, formerly of Athens, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on Monday morning, February 21, 2011 at Absolute Care Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY. The daughter of the late Ralph E. and Olive M. Snelson, Doris was born January 9, 1916 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, E. Leonard Caum in 2002, and her son, The Rev. Canon Edward L. Caum, III in 2009. Doris spent most of her life in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, where she was a member of Church of the Incarnation and also sang with the Episcopal Cathedral in Trenton. She volunteered with the League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood and the Church’s Bargain Mart. She and her husband moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1964, where she was active in her church, community organizations and thoroughly enjoyed the ten-year experience. They returned to Morrisville in 1975 and subsequently moved to Athens in 1994 where she was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She relocated to Painted Post, New York in 2005. An avid bridge player, traveler, fisherman, talented creator of fine knitting and stitchery, and teller of wonderful stories and jokes, “Grammy” was a joy to her friends and family. She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Jerry) Brandt of Frostproof, Florida, her daughter-in-law, Barbara Cameron Caum of Athens, grandchildren Virginia Caum Lake (Greg) of Corning, Ed Caum (Susannah) of New Port Richer, Florida, Allen Brandt (Shannon) of Salinas, California, David Caum (Erica) of Gladstone, Oregon, Doug Brandt (Shelley) of Wampum, Pennsylvania, Jessica Cameron (Chris) of Yakima, Washington, Alan Caum of Athens, and numerous great grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 26, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 703 S. Main Street, Athens, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her honor to Trinity or to The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Free Library of Philadelphia, 919 Walnut Street, First Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5289. Corning Leader – February 24, 2011
St. JOHN Miles Eugene St. John
78, of Waverly, the loving husband of Carol A. (Klimovitz) St. John, died on the 19th of February 2011 after an extended illness. Miles was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Edith Inman St. John; nephew, Michael. Dr. St. John and his wife, Carol, were married on the 2nd of December 1967. Dr. St. John is survived by his wife, Carol at home; and brothers-in-law, Raymond (Janet) Klimovitz of WI and Joseph (Cathy) Klimovitz of MI; nieces and nephew, Debbie, Wayne, Kathie, JoAnne, Alex, and Ana Klimovitz. Dr. St. John was born on the 10th of September 1932 in Springfield, OH, the son of Harold and Edith Inman St. John. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1950. Dr. St. John served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on the 7th of September 1954. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1958 and from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1963. He received internship and specialty training in Baltimore area hospitals before locating to Waverly, NY where he practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology until his retirement in 1997. Dr. St. John was board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Those wishing to do so may make a donation to Stray Haven Animal Shelter, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892-9584, The Waverly Free Library, 18 Elizabeth Street, Waverly, NY or a charity of their choice. Arrangements by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St, Waverly, NY 14892.
THEETGE Dale E.
of Ovid, died at Cayuga Medical Center on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the Ovid Federated Church, 7137 Main Street, Ovid, officiated by Rev. Diane Walker. Kindly consider a donation in Dale’s memory to the Boy Scouts of America, Seneca Waterways Council, 3685 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456 or the Friends of Sampson, 6096 Route 96A, Romulus, N$ 14521. Dale was born on August 31, 1946 in Elmira, a son of the late Joseph and Dora (Landon) Theetge. Throughout the years, Dale worked in many positions at several different companies including NCR and South Seneca Elementary School. He was a traveling salesman for the Pennysaver, Ithaca Journal, Cotton Hanlon Lumber, and Wicks Lumber. He earned his LUTCF degree and worked for Combined Life and American Agriculturist. Dale retired in 1995 from Prudential as a sales manager. Remaining active in his retirement, Dale was a member of many organizations including Friends of the Three Bears, the Masons, the Grange, and Friends of Sampson. He was a Past Department Commander of the Sons of the Union Veterans of New York and was a founding member of the 7th Calvary of New York Reenactory historian group. This year, Dale would have been a member of the Boy Scouts of America for 20 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and traveling with his wife, Diane. Dale was an avid historian focusing especially on Civil War history. Dale is survived by his wife, Diane Theetge of Ovid; two sons, Ed (Chandra) Theetge of Ovid and Doug (Adrianne) Theetge of High Falls; three grandchildren, Robert, Nicholas and Aliza Rose; mother-in-law, Florence Vargason of Ovid; a half-brother, Richard Davis; two half-sisters, Carolyn Spitz and Sally Propylowski; and many cousins. Funeral home obituary – March 3, 2011
THOMPSON Robert F.
Of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert H. and Sylvia Thompson; sister, Marilyn Kuitunen of Rochester; and brother, Charles Thompson of Hannibal. Robert is survived by his sisters, Carole Sollars of Baldwinsville, NY and Janet Thompson of Fulton, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Syracuse University and a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was a veteran of the US Army serving for four years overseas. Robert was employed in the automobile sales business in the Elmira Corning area for many years. Interment will take place in the family plot in Martville, NY in the spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – February 22, 2011
TREAT Jan H. "Dutch"
Age 75 died Saturday February 12, 2011. Jan was born May 30, 1935 in Elmira, NY the son of the late James Jarius Treat and Irene Marion Hosley Treat. Mr. Treat is survived by his children: Judd Treat, Jan H. Treat Jr. Bruce Treat, Allen Treat, and DelAnn Treat; grandchildren: Melissa White, Christel Treat , Lori White , Jason Treat , Christina Treat , Zachery Hager , Eric Hager , and Rose Treat ; great grandchildren: Caleb Moore , Cheyenne Lee Firmino, Blaine Firmino , and Michael White : sisters : Patricia Mallow and Nancy Frederick ; brothers : James J.Treat , Robert Treat , and Charles Treat ; several aunts , uncles , nieces , nephews , cousins , and a host of caring friends. Dutch resided on Waneta Lake in Wayne, NY and wintered in Lewisville, Texas with his eldest son Judd. Dutch got his nickname just before entering The U.S. Navy. He felt "Dutch" was more manly than Jan. He served in the Navy as a beach comer, which is the predecessor to The Navy Seals, clearing ordinance from the beaches before landing. He served in Korea where he received wounds from shrapnel in combat. After his discharge from the Navy he joined The U. S. Air Force. When they found out that he had Ordinance Disposal Training, he was given top secret clearance and trained to arm and disarm thermo nuclear weapons aboard B-52 airplanes. He served in The Strategic Air Command at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas and at this time he turned his 8th grade education into a GED and into an Associate's Degre. Dutch was the only person his son knew that would actually read the newspaper all the way through. After his military career ended he went to work for The New York State Corrections Department in Elmira, NY as the head farmer. He later worked in the foundry and the print shop prior to his retirement. Upon his retirement, he began to travel south to Texas each winter. He continued to work at various part-time jobs. His favorite hobby was buying, rebuilding, and reselling Simplicity tractors. Over the last few years he grew closer to God and attended Lake Keuka Community Baptist Church in Penn Yan, New York. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Tuesday March 1 , 2011 at 7 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads , NY with the Rev. John Busch officiating. Star Gazette – February 27, 2011
Pine City: Age 70, of Mount Saviour Monastery, formerly of Grand Rapids, MI, died unexpectedly, but peacefully, on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Facility of St. Joseph's Hospital from complications of Parkinson's disease. He is survived by the community members of Mount Saviour; a sister, Mrs. Mary Anderson of Wyoming, MI; along with several nieces and nephews. Br. William's body will be received at Mount Saviour before the office of None on Friday, February 25, 2011. Visiting hours will be from 3:00 p.m. until the office of Compline at 8:15 p.m. His funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011. Burial will be in May with the day yet to be determined. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette - February 24, 2011
VanSICKLE Melvin F., Jr.
Age 54 of Elmira, NY. He was born August 17, 1956 in Elmira, son of Melvin Sr. and Margaret (Johnson) VanSickle and died Tuesday, February 22, 2011 unexpectedly at home. He is survived by his son Josh; mother Margaret; sisters Marion, Linda, Barbara and Caroline; brothers Vernon and Arthur along with several aunts, uncles and many good friends. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, February 25th from 10 to 11 am. His funeral service will follow at 11 am. Star Gazette - February 24, 2011
VINSON Bonnie L. Merritt
67, of Mikado Mich., (formerly Troy, Pa.), died unexpectedly, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at home. Born Aug. 20, 1943 to Elmer and Rena (Joralemon) Vinson in Troy, Pa., she was raised there. In 1966, she moved to southeastern Michigan, and began a career with General Motors. On April 26, 1968, she married Merle Merritt in Ypsilanti. They retired to Mikado in 2006. Bonnie loved to crochet, and won second place in the state of New York for two tablecloths. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, gardening, and cooking. She is survived by her husband, Merle; one daughter, Rena (Mike Burgess) Merritt of Oscoda Mich.; three sons, Edward (Cathy) Merritt of White Lake, Mich., Jeff (Tracey) Merritt of Azalia, Mich., and Alonzo (Carey) Merritt of Monroe, Mich.; eight grandchildren; Deborah, Joshua, Jessica, Christine, Jeffrey, Randi, and Jodi Merritt, and Thomas Hall; two great-grandchildren, Quentin Leys and Savannah Merritt; four sisters, Dolores (Jim) Henry, Audrey Puglisi, Ethel (Bob) Anderson and Linda (Kevin) Polovick; two brothers, Ned Vinson, and Garth (Carol) Vinson; two sisters-in-law, Wanda, and Marilyn Vinson; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Jimmy, Delos, Charles, and Dewayne Vinson; and one sister-in-law, Shirley Vinson. Mrs. Merritt is at Gillies Funeral Home, 201 North Second Street, Lincoln, where visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, and from 11 a.m. until the funeral at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28. Rev. John Harris will officiate. The family will provide flowers. Memorials suggested to: Tawas St. Joseph Hospital, 200 E M 55, Tawas City, MI 48763-9360, in memory of Bonnie L. Merritt. Arrangements offered by McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. Star Gazette - February 25, 2011
WATSON Geraldine A. Ling
Hereford PA: Geraldine A. (Watson) Ling, 69, wife of Waymon A. Ling for 51 years in November, formerly of Cowanesque, PA died February 25 at her home in Hereford, PA. Born in Cowanesque, PA she was a daughter of the late Thurston and Alice (Simons) Watson. Surviving with her husband are three children, Anita, wife of Cole VanZile, Hereford, PA, Michael Ling, Reinholds, PA and Lisa, wife of Grantland Rice, Belleville, IL; three brothers, Kenneth Watson, Corning, NY, James Watson, Cowanesque, PA and Thomas Watson, Greenville, TX; two sisters, Delores, wife of Bob O'Bryant, Inverness, FL and Esther, wife of Fred Spencer, Collinsville, IL; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Her siblings, Wilbur, Donald, Evelyn, Albert, Harvey and Jeanette predeceased her. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12th at Cowanesque Methodist Church with Pastor Daryl M. Butler officiating. Cremation services by Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, East Greenville, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Cowanesque Methodist Church, c/o Fern Plumley, 2271 Rt. 49, Westfield PA 16950. Star Gazette – March 1, 2011
WILLAREDT Phoebe A. Reigh
73, of Mansfield, Pa., formerly of Westfield, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in her home. Born April 30, 1937, in Phoenixville, Pa., she was the daughter of H. Andrew and V. Mae Speece Willaredt. On April 14, 1956, in Limerick, Pa., she married Thomas L. Reigh, who survives. She was employed as a school bus driver by the Blast Intermediate Unit for 20 years, then operated Reigh's Personal Care Home in Westfield for 19 years. Phoebe was a member of the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and the Women's Missionary Circle. Surviving besides her husband, Tom, are four sons, Randy (Tammy) Reigh of Sabinsville, Richard (Sue) Reigh of Harrison Valley, Ryan (Mary) Reigh of Bloomsburg and Russell Reigh of Westfield; a daughter, Rosanne (Scott) Dibble of Mansfield; a son-in-law, Randy (Patrice) Wheaton of Knoxville; 26 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Herman Andrew (Nancy) Willaredt Jr. of Zieglersville; two sisters, Patsy Lamphier of Mills and Betty Lou McCoy of Florida; two aunts; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Robin M. Wheaton, in 2000; and a sister, Joan Marie Willaredt. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 in the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Harrison Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the CMA Church, Harrison Valley, PA 16927 or the Community of Grace Church, 4109 Lambs Creek Road, Mansfield, PA 16933. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Star Gazette – February 22, 2011
WILSON Elizabeth Grace Bullock
On Tuesday, February 15, 2011, Elizabeth "Bedot" Grace Bullock, nee Wilson, died at Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Warrenton, VA, where she received expert care for nearly 2 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert "Evey" Everett Bullock; loving mother of Connie Bullock Wall (Gerd) and Mary Bullock-Bagosy (Joseph) and the late Robert M. (Lenore N.) and Jack J. Bullock; sister of the late Donald and Homer "Butch" Wilson; devoted grandmother of Shannon, Colleen, Courtney, Jean-Paul and Cathy; and great-grandmother of Wilma, Tom, Otis, Aidan and Ryan. Elizabeth will be remembered for her loving devotion to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews as well as other children in the close family, notably Marijo Aboosamara and her son, Blake. Elizabeth was born in Patton, PA on October 4, 1914 and raised in Elmira, NY, where she met her husband and attended Elmira College. They moved to Virginia and then to Maryland with their young family. While Elizabeth was a homemaker and the mother of four, she found time for other activites. She worked as a volunteer for the Red Cross in several periods, she supported her husband's work for the U.S. Government, which included living in Germany for four years during the cold war, and she was involved in Brownie, Girl Scout and Boy Scout activities with all her children. Upon returning from Germany, Elizabeth lived in McLean, VA for 40 years. She loved spending time with Robert and Lenore and minding their three daughters. Family was important to Elizabeth and being a dedicated mother and grandmother was her most important mission. She also faithfully stayed in close touch with her parents and all the rest of her family in Elmira, NY. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Internment at Fairfax Memorial Park is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Star Gazette - February 26, 2011
? COMPTON Hazel A.
Age 88 of Burdett, NY died peacefully on Friday, February 18, 2011, at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. She is survived by her loving husband, Frank Compton; children, Ruth (Donald) Murray of Jacksonville, NY, Mary (Jack) Arcangeli of Burdett, NY, Sid (Pam) Compton of Westfield, NY, Robert (Sue) Compton of Westfield, NY, Paul (Donna) Compton of Burdett, NY, Jack (Lisa) Compton of Warm Strings, VA, and Betty (Pat) DeLong of Burdett, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Relatives and friend are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Hector Presbyterian Church, Hector, NY. Star Gazette – February 21, 2011
? KNAPP Julia M.
Age 86, died Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her son, Wilbur D. Knapp in 2003; and her sister, Shirley Grimes in 2002. She is survived by her children, Allan A. Knapp (Joann) of Caton, NY, Julia M. Deck of Elkland, PA and Thomas R. (Kathy) Knapp of Horseheads, NY; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She retired from Arnot Ogden Medical Center after eight years of faithful service in the Central Service Department and attended Elmira Business Institute. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, February 28, 2011, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with funeral service following the calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Reverend Michael Weeden will officiate. Star Gazette - February 25, 2011
? SCHROEDERS Caroline Schroeders
78 of Venice, Fla., formerly of Pennsylvania and the Netherlands, Saturday, died Feb. 26, 2011. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 1, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. (1301 Center Road, Venice, Fla.) Caroline immigrated from Holland in 1956 to the United States and became a citizen in 1962. Caroline and Joe resided in Pennsylvania for 30 years before moving to the Englewood/Venice area in 1987. Caroline and Joe have been members of the Venice Yacht Club and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She will be remembered for her energetic, shining personality and a smile that could change your day. Caroline is survived by her husband of 54 years, Joseph; three children, Tilly Murray (Philip) of Brookeville, Md.; Diane Johnson (Kirk) of Port Charlotte, Fla.; David Schroeders (Shawn) of Sarasota, Fla. and five grandchildren, Monica, Devon, R.J., Sophie, Nicole and twin sister, Francis Weerts of the Netherlands. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Research Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas. Wellsboro Gazette – February 28, 2011