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ABRAHAM Dr. P.V. Abraham
Age 77, of Horseheads NY, died on April 29th, 2011. He was born in India, the son of Mr. P.A. Varkey and the late Annamma Varkey. He married Sarah Kuruvilla in 1961. After graduating from Kasturba Medical College in 1961, he moved to Milwaukee WI in 1963. He continued his residency at Stamford Hospital in Stamford CT and at the College of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark NJ. He was employed at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady NY and in 1973, he moved his family to Waverly NY, where he started a surgical practice at Tioga General Hospital, eventually serving as Chief of Surgery. In 1989, Dr. Abraham came to Schuyler Hospital as Chief of Surgery, continuing in that position until 2010, but continued his private practice until his death. Dr. Abraham is survived by his wife, Sarah Omana Abraham, and his four children and their families: his daughter, Shinu Abraham; his daughter and son-in-law, Seema and Brian Lynch and grandchildren, Sarah and Benjamin; his daughter, Sheela Abraham Pyles and grandchildren Kiran, and Sreya; and his son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Sunil and Lisa Abraham and grandchildren, Nicholas and Katherine. He is also survived by his 100-year-old father, Mr. P.A. Varkey, who resides in Kerala, India. Friends and family are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads NY on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. His funeral service will take place at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St. Horseheads NY. Star Gazette – May 2, 2011
AMES Carol Barrett
Friends and family of Carol Barrett are invited to a memorial celebration of life. The gathering will take place Saturday, May 7th, 2:00pm at Taughannock Falls State Park at the north lakeside pavilion. Everyone is welcome to share their thoughts and memories as we take time to honor her amazing life of adventure, integrity and humor. Light refreshments will follow. Star Gazette – May 2, 2011
Carol Ames Barrett
Ithaca: age 62, died Friday, March 4th, 2011 at the Hospicare Residence in Ithaca, NY from cancer. She was born in New York City on December 2nd, 1948 to the late Roberta Lennertson and Karl Ames of Austin, TX. She was the middle child between two surviving brothers, Michael (Ronnie Steinberg) Ames and Chris (Lauren) Ames. Carol graduated from Alfred University with a BFA in 1970. She enjoyed almost 30 years at Cornell Adult University working up to assistant director. As part of her work, she organized educational programs that allowed her to travel all over the world. Some of her favorite places included the Amazon, Belize, and New Zealand. She was an avid hiker, loved snorkeling, gardening, and her dog, Teddy. She spent the majority of her years in Odessa and Ithaca, NY. She is survived by her loving companion, Charles Pomada; her daughters, Valerie (Les) Stephens of Fayetteville, GA, Allison (David) Spain, and grandchildren Dave, Kyle, and Cameron Spain of Kernersville, NC. She is also survived by her former husband, W. Timothy Barrett of Odessa, NY. She leaves behind a large and wonderful group of friends. She will be greatly missed. Carol lived an amazing life of adventure, integrity and humor. Calling hours will be held at Bangs Funeral Home 209 W. Green St, Ithaca, on Tuesday March 8th, 2011 from 4 to 6pm. The family invites friends to a celebration of Carol's life to be held in the spring, date and location to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospicare of Tompkins County. Ithaca Journal – March 7, 2011
Blossburg, PA: Gary Anderson, 58, of Blossburg, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. Gary was born July 6, 1952, in Blossburg; he was the son of the late Herbert and Evelyn Seeley Anderson. Gary is survived by a brother, Duane (Linda) Anderson, Morris Run; and a niece, Debby Boyce, Blossburg. In keeping with Gary's wishes, funeral services will be private. Donations in his memory may be directed to the charity of choice. Funeral arrangements under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. Star Gazette – May 9, 2011
ANDREWS Donald E. Andrews
72, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Donald was born May 31, 1938, in Blossburg, a son of Ernest B. Andrews and Margaret (Sweet) (Andrews) Rice. He was the husband of Helen (Main) Andrews and would have celebrated their 30th anniversary on July 11. He was a truck driver for Benson Trucking and K. House and Son Lumber Company. Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and operating logging equipment. Donald was in the Navy Seabees. Donald is survived by his wife, Helen and his mother, Margaret Rice of Wellsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and David Robinson of Mansfield, Pamela and Michael Taft of Middlebury; two step-sons and a step-daughter-in-law, John Dolliver of New Bloomfield, Mo., Christopher and Donna Dolliver of Blossburg; seven grandchildren, Paul Robinson, Tabatha Taft, Courtney Taft, Alyssia Dolliver, Joshua Dolliver, Kyle Dolliver, Breanna Dolliver; two great-grandchildren, Atlea Robinson, Payton Dolliver; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Oveta Andrews of Covington, Gary and Sandy Andrews of Wellsboro, Steven Andrews of Wellsboro; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Lewis Covert of Wellsboro, Debbie and Danny Neal of Raleigh, N.C., Betsy and Larry Tokarz of Mansfield, JoAnne and Jean Plemons. Services will be announced at a later date. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.
Wellsboro Gazette – May 6, 2011
ANSTEE William Morris
Tucson, AZ: William Morris Anstee died peacefully on April 25, 2011 surrounded by his family and with loving care from the staff at St. Mary's Hospice in Tucson, AZ. Bill ("Papa") is survived by his wife of 13 years, Phyllis; his sons, William of Elmira, NY, Larry of West Palm Beach, FL; daughter, Robin M. Dean (Mike) of Tucson, AZ; stepdaughter, Cheri Smith of Warsaw, NY; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois Crane (Leland) of St. Petersburg, FL, Patricia Penner (Larry) of Homosassa, FL; his extended Tucson family (Steve, Jennifer, Jeff, Cameron, Christopher & Connor Nichols); several cousins, nieces, nephews, his Aunt Marjorie and many beloved friends. Bill was born in Tupper Lake, NY on May 17, 1930 and after living in the Elmira area for many years moved to Tucson, AZ with his bride Merna in 1967 spending 30+ years working for Sears & Roebucks and able to fix absolutely anything! After Merna's passing he married his wonderful wife Phyllis whom he spent the rest of his golden years with. A memorial will be held to celebrate Bill's life on Wednesday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. at Tucson Baptist Temple on 1525 S. Columbus Blvd, Tucson, AZ. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the charity of your choice in Bill's memory. Star Gazette – May 1, 2011
AUSTIN Shirley Norquest
Shirley died on April 28, 2011 surrounded by her loving family in her North Heidelberg Township residence. She was the beloved wife of Thomas E. Norquest, whom she married on October 20, 1973. Born on July 15, 1947 in Blossburg, PA, she was a daughter of the late Elwin L. and Lucy A. (McIlwain) Austin. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School, NY and attended Cortland State University, NY. Shirley worked as a law firm administrator for Leisawitz Heller Abramowitch Phillips, P.C., Wyomissing for 17 years last working on July 2, 2010. She was a member of the Association of Legal Administrators and of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) International. She was blessed with an enormous heart which she shared with everyone she met. She loved life and loved her friends and family. She was a lover of her furry friends, especially her German Shepherd, Maggie, and routinely made contributions to the ASPCA and Best Friends. She had a strong faith and enjoyed attending bible studies in group settings as well as daily studies she did individually. She loved scrapbooking and crafts, traveling and experiencing any kind of new adventures. She especially loved her trip to Hawaii and those girls' only trips with friends. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, David S., husband of Kimberly A. Norquest, Muhlenberg Park and her step-daughter, Carol J. Norquest, Morrisville, NC. Also surviving is her brother, Alan "Moose" Austin, Corning, NY and her best friend and "sister", Pam E. Kehl, Robeson Township. Two grandchildren: Carissa J. Norquest and Kody A. Dunlap survive her. She was predeceased by her step-son, Stephen L. Norquest on April 3, 1980. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11 a.m. in Calvary Bible Fellowship Church, Sinking Spring. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in NY. Contributions may be made to Forever Friends Twin Valley Relay For Life Team, c/o American Cancer Society , 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading PA 19605. Star Gazette – May 1, 2011
BALDWIN Nancy Struble
Age 65, of Montour Falls, NY, went to be with the Lord after a long and courageous battle on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Nancy was born on December 20, 1945 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Richard and Ruth (Townsend) Baldwin. Nancy is survived by her fianc?, along with being devoted and her guardian angel, Clay Reese; daughters, Laura Jordan and Ruth (Kevin) Samson; sons, Richard (Alanna) Struble and Thomas (Jessica) Struble III; grandchildren, Brandon, McKenna, Megan, Natasha, Brianna, Ava and Hunter; accepted into the family grandchildren, Kayla and Ashlin; sister, Marjorie; brothers, Richard, William, Robert and John; several nieces and nephews. Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Struble Sr. in 1996. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, May 6, 2011, at 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Many have benefited from Nancy's warm and open heart. She would unselfishly take in and raise like family anyone who needed assistance. She will be dearly missed by those that knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Nancy can be made to the American Cancer Society . Star Gazette – May 2, 2011
BARRY Sharyn Cloke Ann (Barry) "Clokey"
Elmira: Age 65, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Leo J. and Jennie (Orzechowski) Barry. Sharyn was also predeceased by her daughter Kristin Cloke Erbach and brother Spencer Barry. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years Edward J. Cloke; children, Amy E. Scaramucci with husband Jimmy of Littleton MA and their children, Jack and Nina; Matthew E. Cloke of Boulder CO; Edward L. Cloke of Elmira with his daughters, Gabriella and Cassandra; Sarah A. Keenan with husband Peter of Dorchester MA who are expecting their first child within weeks; and Megan K. Cloke of Dorchester MA; Kristin's husband Thomas Erbach Jr. of Elmira with their daughter Samantha; aunt Alice Gazda of Rhode Island; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Ann Lepkowski of Horseheads, Marguerite and Kevin McDonough of Endwell NY, Kathleen Cloke of Elmira, Patricia and Joe Call of Elmira, Joseph and Nancy Cloke of Elmira; many nieces and nephews. She was affectionately known as "Clokey" by the numerous children she provided day care for over a 30 year period. Sharyn was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was an active member, and former past president, of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Sharyn was an avid reader. She enjoyed knitting and looked forward to the meetings with the knitting club on Wednesday evenings. Sharyn's greatest love was for her family and close behind was her passion for the Boston Red Sox. Those wishing to remember Sharyn may do so with donations to either, Holy Family Catholic Schools, 1012 Davis St., Elmira NY 14901 or Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave, Elmira NY 14904. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Southern Tier Hospice nurses who cared for Sharyn over the last two weeks and the staff at the Falck Cancer Center for their care of Sharyn over the last two years. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. The officers and members of the Ladies Division of the A.O.H. will assemble at St. Mary's Church on Saturday, May 7th at 10:45 a.m. in honor of our departed sister, Sharyn Cloke. Signed, Mary Ellen Alllington, president Star Gazette – May 6, 2011
BENNETT Willard P. "Bill" "Bucky"
Greece: April 21, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Alva "Ann" (Brooks) Bennett; daughter, Carmen Brooks-Bennett; grandchild, Aszia Sullivan; sisters, Connie Williams, Lillian (Charles) Keith & Isabelle (Fred) Johnson; several nieces & nephews. For more information about Bill, visit www.aliferemembered.com;Bill's services were held at Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home in Rochester, NY. Interment private. Bill's visitation will be on Thursday from 2-4 PM at the Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between 390 & Long Pond Rd.) His Funeral Service will be immediately following. Interment private. Bill worked as a Forester for the City of Rochester. He was a family man. He liked family reunions. He had a great sense of humor, was loving, generous and private. He also, enjoyed his neighbors. He liked working around his yard, fishing, boating, animals, basketball fan, Lebron James, football, outdoors and camping. Bill liked all types of music especially Blues. He liked eating, enjoyed Alva's cooking, McDonald's filet of fish, french fries and quarter pounders with cheese. Funeral home obituary – May 4, 2011
BETZ Shirley E. Betz Welty Foster,
88, of Sayre, Pa., died on Thursday, April 28, 2011. She was born on April 21, 1923 in Slatington, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Eugenia Wilcox Roeder Betz. Shirley was employed at Robert Packer Hospital as a switchboard operator and in the mailroom, First National Bank of Sayre, Pa., for 18 years, in the school cafeterias in the area, and before moving to the area with Zinc Works in Palmerton, Pa., as a professional cook. She was a member of Sayre Christian Church and belonged to the Loyal Bereans. She volunteered at Robert Packer Hospital in the Lab and Record Room. Shirley enjoyed knitting, loved to read and bake, and her famous Christmas Cookies will be missed by her family and all who enjoyed receiving them. She is predeceased by her parents, first husband Irwin C. Welty, four sisters Marian Rhodes, Evelyn Evans, Jean Fowler, and Charlotte Iobst, brother Joseph D. Betz, half-brother Leon Roeder, and step-son John Foster. Shirley is survived by her husband Donald E. Foster at home, son Richard (Loretta) Welty of Sayre, Pa., and daughter Judith (James) Walter of Ariz., grandchildren Marlies Welty of Biloxi, Miss., Heather Welty of Sweden, Lisa Simons of Athens, Pa., James Walter of Binghamton, N.Y., Brian Walter of Ariz., her extended family Jean Foster of Clarks Summit, Pa., and her children Ken (Dana) Foster of Clarks Summit, Pa., and Susan Foster (Paul) Flynn of Clarks Summit, Pa., five great-grandchildren, Ryan and Ethan Flynn of Clarks Summit, Pa., Sophia and Olivia Foster of Clarks Summit, Pa., and Alex Simons of Athens, Pa., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at noon at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Avenue, Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA. Sayre Morning Times – April 30, 2011
BLOCHBERGER Anita J. Jurick
Age 72 of Big Flats, NY died on Thursday May 5, 2011. Anita was born on August 4, 1938 in Montrose, PA the daughter of the late Walter and Freda Stephens Blochberger. She was also predeceased by her sister, Gerilyn Fish. Mrs. Jurick was a substitute teacher at the Horseheads Central and Corning School Systems. Anita was a member of the Maranatha Bible Chapel. She is survived by her loving husband Steven E. Jurick; daughters: Lisa A. Hoynowski and Susan M. Hoynowski both of Rochester, NY; brother: Austin Blochberger of Virginia; sister: Joyce Andrus of Port Crane, NY; mother-in-law, Frances Jurick of Binghamton; 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 Saturday May 7, 2011 from 1-3PM. Anita's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM with the Pastor Bill Wells. Interment in Vestal Hills Memorial Park in Vestal, NY. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Anita through memorials to the Chemung County SPCA 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Star Gazette – May 6, 2011
BRISTOL – Frank J. Bristol, formerly of Ulysses and lately of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Tuesday, June 29, 1954. Surviving are his wife, the former Anette Beach and a daughter, Mrs. Florence Ducher, of St. Petersburg. Services were Friday at the funeral home in Ulysses, with the Rev. Paul Caubell officiating. Burial was in Ulysses Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, July 1954
BUCK Bernard Gene Buck
Born on May 19, 1964 in the town of Urbana, NY died suddenly at home on May 2, 2011. Bernard graduated from Avoca Central School in 1982 and attended SUNY Geneseo for Language Arts. Bernard loved to cook and enjoyed good food. He had a huge heart and had a special love for animals, especially birds and cats. He leaves behind a loving family; parents George and Lucille Buck of Wallace, NY; brothers and sisters: Karen (Leo) Downey of Farmington, NY with children Terry, Theresa, Kathy, and Kevin: Ronald (Donna) Buck of Ft. Valley, Georgia with children Bruce and Kelly; George Buck of Pittsford, NY with children Angela, Adrian, and Leslie; Cindy (Delbert) Sheard of Lufkin, Texas with children Jason and Colbert; Jeffrey Buck of Lufkin, Texas, Margaret Parsels of Elmira, NY with children Regina and Rachel; Roger Buck of Avoca, NY; Matthew Buck of Rochester, NY; Gregory Buck of Avoca, NY, eight great nieces and nephews, aunts Virginia Buck of Hammondsport, NY and Joan Buck of Bath, NY, and several cousins. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Bath, NY at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6th. Corning Leader – May 4, 2011
CHOUINARD Richard Chouinard
age 77 of Montour Falls, NY died on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Mr. Chouinard is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Peterson Chouinard. Daughter: Suzanne (Jack) Cole of Walton, NY and Son, Richard (Christine) Chouinard of Montour Falls, NY. Grandchildren: Elizabeth (Brian Magnin) Cole, Daniel (Danielle) Cole and Timothy (Brittany Patterson) Cole, Wallace (Erin) Chouinard, Andrew Chouinard and Ashley Chouinard. Great granddaughter: Madeline Grace Magnin. Mr. Chouinard along with his wife Barbara, owned and operated the Noel Gift Shop in Watkins Glen, NY for over 15 years. He previously operated the Pine Hollow Nursery in Greenlawn, L.I., NY for 35 years and was a member of the Watkins-Montour Rotary Club. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 12 Noon to 1 PM followed by a Memorial Service. His daughter, The Rev. Suzanne Cole will officiate. In lieu of flowers those wishing may do so through memorials to the Schuyler County Head Start, 323 Owego Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865 in is name. Star Gazette – May 4, 2011
CLARK Dawn E. SCHEID
of Coudersport, PA, died Thursday, April 28, 2011 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. Born November 20, 1915, in Sunderlinville, PA, she was the daughter of Herbert A. and Myrtle M. Davis Clark. On May 24, 1969, in Coudersport, PA, she married Edwin H. Scheid, who survives. She attended Sabinsville High School and graduated from Westfield High School. During World War II, she was employed by Galeton Production. She earned her LPN degree from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Reading, PA and went on to work at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Dawn was known for her exquisite embroidery work, gardening, making jams and jellies, and her love of hummingbirds. She dearly loved her many nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport. Surviving besides her husband, Ed, are: a sister, Jeanne Cole of Ulysses; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Merritt “Pete” Walters; two sisters, Virginia Stewart and Mildred Long; and three brothers, Otto Henry Clark, Keith Clark, and Francis Clark. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Sunday, May 1, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM, Monday in St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, with the Rev. James C. Campbell as Celebrant. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Funeral home obituary – April 30, 2011
DIAMOND Theda D. Radin
Born March 23, 1916 in Camden, NJ to Rose and William Diamond. She was raised in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from West Philadelphia High School. In the mid 1930’s at the height of the Depression, she worked for RCA Music in Camden, rising to the position of Executive Secretary to the Vice President of Classical Recordings. She participated in early dramatic radio shows and was known among her performing peers to possess a penetrating scream when the script demanded. She married Alfred D. Radin on May 17, 1942. Her son, David, was born on New Year’s Eve, 1943. The Radins moved several times, following the career of Mr. Radin from Philadelphia, to Pittsfield, MA, to Springfield, NJ, Philadelphia, Syracuse, and finally to Summit, NJ where Theda and Alfred lived from 1965 to 2010. She prided herself on being an exceptional homemaker, mother, wife, and accomplished cook. Alfred died in 1987, sixteen years after suffering a debilitating stroke in 1971. If it had not been for her constant care, he surely would have met his demise much sooner. She was also predeceased by her two older brothers, Arthur and Milton. Theda and Alfred were among a small group who founded Reform Congregation Temple Sinai in Summit during the 1950’s, where she was an active member for decades. She logged thousands of hours as a volunteer at Overlook Hospital in Summit and served at countless Red Cross Blood Drives. In her mid 80’s she began Yoga lessons and at age 85 could perform an unassisted headstand, to the dismay of her classmates half her age. She moved to Woodbrook Assisted Living in December 2010. Her health slowly declined culminating in a hospitalization approximately two weeks before her death. Mrs. Radin is survived by her son David (Claudia) of Horseheads; grandson David (Randi) of Huntersville, NC and their two children Matthew and Hailey; grandson Andrew (Wendy) of San Jose, CA, and granddaughter Sarah of Brooklyn. NY. For friends wishing to make a charitable donation in Theda's behalf, it is her wish that gifts be directed to HOMEFIRST, Interfaith Housing and Family Services, PO Box 569, Plainfield, NJ 07601; or Temple Sinai, 208 Summit Ave, Summit, NJ 07901. Funeral home obituary – May 1, 2011
DOAN Dianna Rosplock . "Lady Di"
Age 65, of Horseheads, NY, died on May 1, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family. Dianna was born January 23 1946 in Elmira Heights, the daughter of the late James and Gladys Doan who predeceased her in August 2010. Dianna was also predeceased by her sister Linda and brother Raymond. Dianna is survived by her loving husband of 47 years Larry Rosplock and her children Marie of Erin NY and Treva (Joe) Andrzejewski of Horseheads, Grandchildren Erin &Tyler Temple, Charisma & Haley Andrzejewski and Great Granddaughter Aubree Marie; sister Marilyn (Jim) Byron of Shortsville NY and brother James (Betsy) Doan of Horseheads NY. Brothers-in-law, Robert (Glenna) Rosplock of Dunkirk NY, William (Sarah) Rosplock of Campbell NY, and Michael (Cynthia) Rosplock of Savona NY as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to thank the Southern Tier Hospice for their care over the last several months. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads, NY on Thursday May 5, 2011 from 4-6:00 pm. Her service will follow there at 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dianna can be made to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830, the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA 2435 State Route 352 or Home Veterinary Care 201 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903. Star Gazette – May 5, 2011
DUNBAR Edwin L. Dunbar, Sr
of West Creek Rd., Newark Valley and formerly of Windham Twp., PA died Thursday morning, April 28, 2011. Ed was born on October 26, 1944 in Sayre, PA a son of the late Lewis and Rose (Corey) Dunbar. He proudly served his country with the US Navy. Ed was a long time employee of Harvard Manufacturing in Owego. Ed enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing in Pulaski and hunting. He is survived by his companion and caregiver Lyda M. Jackson; his children: Eddie Dunbar, Brayen Dunbar, Teri Lyn Moe, Michael Dunbar, Lewis Dunbar; step-children: Cindy Thetga, Teresa Hongach, Douglas Miller; Lyda’s extended family; his brothers: William (Nancy) Dunbar, Teddy (Judy) Dunbar, Chuck (Penny) Dunbar, Mike (Becky) Dunbar; a sister Sandy (James) Russell; his first wife Genevieve Dunbar; twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Ed was predeceased by his wife Phyllis O. Evans Miller Dunbar and granddaughter Amber O. Miller. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Ed’s life on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 10 am at the West Warren Congregational Church, with Pastor David Pitcher, officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a contribution to the family. Caring assistance is under the direction of the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Sayre Morning Times – April 30, 2011
FOOTE – Mrs. Ida Foote Gibbs, of McLean, Va., died at her home on Friday, July 2, 1954, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Emma Watrous Foote of Wellsboro and Washington, DC. She was born in Wellsboro and was a graduate of Wellsboro High School. She is survived by sister, Mrs. Mabel Foote Witman, Washington DC and nephew, Henry Gibbs, Washington DC. Burial was on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Falls Church Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, July 1954
FRIEDAH Louise Strong
98, of Barton, N.Y., died at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. She was born in Meadville, PA on December 23, 1912 the daughter of Olen and Louisa (Gessling) Friedah. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Strong Sr. in 1970, her son Harold Strong Jr., sister Pearl Dehaan, great grandson, Ryan Bidwell. She is survived by her seven sons, L. Henry Strong, Olen Strong, Bill (Barbara) Strong, Ed (Wilma) Strong, Bob (Ruth) Strong, Chuck (Liz) Strong, Steve (Sueann) Strong; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Early in life, Louise worked as an LPN in the nursing field. She started the Strong Family Farm in the early 1950s. Active in the community, she was a member of the Newark Valley Baptist Church and the Tioga Center Senior Citizens. Hobbies included doing crewel handwork, cooking, baking and being an avid reader. She loved working with her flower beds, gardening, but most of all she loved her family. Funeral services will be held at Richards Funeral Home, 3670 Waverly Rd., Owego, NY 13827 on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Spiegel, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Newark Valley, officiating. Burial will follow in Tioga Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at Richards Funeral Home on Monday, May 9, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. Those wishing, may direct memorial contributions to the Tioga Center Emergency Squad. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at ElderWood for their care and compassion. Sayre Morning Times – May 6, 2011
FRIENDS Glenn L. Friends
A lifetime Millerton, PA resident died surrounded by his loving family, Sunday evening, May 1, 2011 at the Absolute Care at Three Rivers at the age of 79 following a battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Born on April 16, 1932 in Elmira, son of the late, Firmund Friends & Valeda Updyke Friends-Wells. In service to his country, Glenn served in the US Air Force. He was employed by Black & Decker, Emhart Mfg. and Powers Mfg. for over 20 years until his retirement. He was a talented woodworker and mechanic. Glenn enjoyed family vacations and was very proud of his John Deere Tractor. Surviving are his loving daughters and their families, Gaylene (Bruce Sterling) Page, Caton; Gina (Jim) Westervelt, Horseheads; three grandchildren, Greg Page, Michael and Jessica Westervelt; brother, Donald (Joyce) Friends, TX; sisters-in-law, Edna Friends Tioga, PA and Faye Friends, Millerton, PA; Glenda (Randy) Farrell; brothers-in-law, James Horton, Lawrenceville, PA several nieces and nephews including, Donnie (Laurie) Friends whom he thought of as a son; and special people, Chuck & Peggy Jerzak, Bob Westlake and Walter (Phyllis Knapp) Updyke; In addition to his parents, Glenn was predeceased by his loving wife of 40 years, Gladys Horton in 2002; brothers, Robert and Wilber "Bill" and infant sister, Virginia Friends, brother-in-law, Ken Greenwalt. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6:15 p.m. after which full military honors will be accorded Mr. Friends in the Gardens at Caywood's.
GARNER Richelle Ryan Garner
21, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at McKay-Dee Hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was born in Charleston, S.C. to Richard and Terri Millard-Garner on March 26, 1990. At the age of 10 she was diagnosed with a massive Arterial-Venous Malformation (AVM) and given six months to live. Beating the odds after 11 extra years of living life to the fullest and bringing smiles to everyone’s faces, it is with much sadness that we must announce her passing due to complications of the AVM. She was a resident of Pennsylvania working at Tops when she decided to spend some time with her dad in Utah after the passing of her 7-year old brother Jayden. Richelle wanted most of all to be a mom so now she is “mommy” to her brother. Richelle is remembered by her parents; Terri and Jonathan Dearborn of Athens and Richard and Deanna Garner of Layton, Utah; two sisters Jessica and Shelby of Layton, Utah; one brother Tristen Dearborn of Athens; her grandparents, Donald Millard of Athens; Dale and Ida Ferguson of Falls, Pa.; Edmund and Alberta Dearborn of East Douglas, Mass.; her Great-Grandparents, Lewis and Bernice Druffner of Athens, Joyce Patton of Wyalusing and Katherine Phillips of Northbridge MA; her aunts and uncles, Kenneth and Doniell Park of Athens; Dustin Millard of Athens; Phil and Carol Dearborn of Millbury, Mass.; Robert and Becky Waltman of Sayre; and her cousins, Cody and Nicholas Park; Tiffany and Jessica Bentley; Desirae Waltman; and Tara Patton. Richelle lived life to the fullest always mindful that life was extremely precious; because of her awareness she decided at an early age to become an organ donor in the hopes of, quote “Mom, if I can’t come home with you and Dad, I want someone else to be able to go home with their parents.” Terri and Jon Dearborn would like to invite all of her friends and family to the Elks Lodge, 117 Elmer Ave, Sayre, Pa. on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 2 – 4 p.m. to share with them in celebrating the short, but happy, life that she lived.
Sayre Morning Times – April 30, 2011
GIROUX B. Camille Steere
Age 93, was born December 2, 1917 in Waverly, NY. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1936. Camille worked in Elmira at Izard's photo studio, Winchester Optical, Dr. Donald Miller's dental office, Chemung County Board of Elections as Republican Election Commissioner and founded the Republican Women's Club-the GOPhers. She was predeceased by her husband, James, her parents, Bessie and George Giroux, her brothers, George, Kenny and Jack Giroux and her sister, Jeanne Vogel. She is survived by three daughters and two sons: Ann (Hal) Brink of Penn Yan, NY; Richard (Mary Lou) of Pinehurst, NC; Linda Swarthout of Elmira; Robert (Deborah) of Fairport, NY; Betty Steere of Elmira. She is survived by ten grandchildren: Carey (Bruce) Beckwith, Jim (Chris Lioci) Brink, Jeff Steere, Kelley (Bill) Onesti, Elliot (Sara Barker) Swarthout, Scott (Sasha Reed) Swarthout, Sarah Steere, Rachel Steere, Hannah Steere and Laura Steere. She is also survived by her great grandchildren: Jeremy and Camille Beckwith, Noah Brink, Aidan and Morgan Swarthout, Ethan, Brady and Emily Onesti and Luca and Siena Burgess. She is survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Phyllis Steere of Jamestown, NY and many nieces and nephews. Camille loved her family and spending time with them every weekend at her cottage on Seneca Lake. She also had a passion for cooking, oil and watercolor painting, flowers, playing bridge or any other card game, reading and lemon meringue pie. She was a past member of the Elmira Art Club, Hedding Methodist Church, the Home Service of the Red Cross and she served as leader of a Cub Scout pack and Girl Scout Troop. A private memorial service for the immediate family will be held at a later date. Those wishing may remember Camille with a donation to the Steele Memorial Library. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. Star Gazette – May 4, 2011
GLEOCKNER David C. Gleockner
82, of Waverly, N.Y. died Tuesday, May 2, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born July 1, 1928, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Leroy and Lorna Rose Gleockner. David was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He lived in the Valley Area his whole life and was employed with Ingersoll Rand in Athens for 34 years, retiring in 1990. David served in the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict. He was an avid New York Yankee’s Fan, enjoyed fishing, traveling, and playing golf. David was a member of the Korean War Veteran’s Alliance and Skiff Bower Post #1536. He is predeceased by his brothers Donald, Otis, and Richard Gleockner, and James and Robert Cooley, and sister Helen Alexander. David is survived by his wife of 55 years Janice Gleockner at home; children Lynne (John) O’Brien of Waverly, NY, Laurie Gleockner of Sayre, Pa., Nancy (Jan) Beck of McGuire AFB, NJ; very special nephews Guy (Diane) Gleockner of Sayre, Pa., Gary Gleockner of Sayre, Pa., and Glenn Gleockner of Myrtle Beach, SC; stepsons Phillip (Paula) Wood of O’Fallon, Ill., and Gary Wood of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Cherise Beck of Anchorage, Alaska, David Beck of Anchorage, Alaska, and Erika Beck of Travis AFB, Calif.; great-grandchildren Vincent and Mason Hug of Anchorage, Alaska; sister Joanne West, brother Tom Gleockner, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. 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 David’s memory to the: GVEMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 104, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Sayre Morning Times – May 5, 2011
GOODWIN Donald A. Goodwin
went home to meet his Savior after he died suddenly on May 2, 2011. Don was born to Archie and Frances (Allen) Goodwin in Wysox, Pa., on Feb. 21, 1921. On June 12, 1942 Donald married his lifelong sweetheart Lila Wells. He and Lila were separated for three years while he served as a Medic for the U.S. Army Air Corps in Northern Italy during World War II. Upon returning to the States, Don attended the University of Buffalo where he received his B.S. in pharmacy with honors. In 1956 Don and Lila relocated to Medina where Don served the community as an owner/operator of a local pharmacy. While he wasn't busy with his business he was actively involved in numerous civic organizations including Rotary Club, the Masons, Boy Scouts of America as well as the United Methodist Church. Donald's free time included enjoying anything that could fly, from birds to airplanes. He was also an avid golfer, reader, sports enthusiast, photographer, outdoorsman, hiker, camper and a ham radio operator. He was known by those around him as a man who had a curious mind and a man of great Christian faith. Don is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lila Goodwin; as well as his children, Luana (Dennis Bogyo), Harold "Hal" (Carol) and Paul (Debbie). He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Nicholas, Jonathan, Benjamin and Nathanael; and four great-grandchildren, Anna, Kaitlyn, Matthew and Daniel. Don was the third of seven children born to Archie and Frances Goodwin and is also survived by his three sisters, Alma Josbena of Towanda, Pa., Marjory (Norman) Aten of Williamsport, Pa. and Barbara Yanofski of Lake Wesauking, Pa. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Archie, Jack and Walt. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 6 at the United Methodist Church in Medina. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the United Methodist Church in Don's memory. Towanda Daily Review – May 5, 2011
GOULD Richard Lionel Gould
72, of Millerton, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Troy Community Hospital. Richard was born Sept. 22, 1938, in Walton, N.Y. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, is handling the arrangements. Wellsboro Gazette – May 6, 2011
GREEN Madeliene O (Green) Smith
95, of Indiana, formerly of Denver CO, died May 5th at home with family. Preceded in death by former husband, Donald (DJ) Smith, of Elmira; parents; brothers, Donald and Boyd. Survived by daughter, Signa; 3 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces & nephews in New York and Colorado. Memorial Service Mon, May 9th - 4:30 at St. John's Chapel in Anderson, Indiana. Memorial contributions to St. John's Home Care & Hospice. Star Gazette – May 8, 2011 496
GREEN Madeliene Olivia (Green) Smith
ANDERSON, Ind. — Madeliene Olivia (Green) Smith, 95, formerly of Denver, Colo., died May 5, 2011, at her home, surrounded by family. Survivors include her daughter, Signa Smith-Moore (husband, Randy Moore); ex-son-in-law, John Rossiter; three grandchildren, Adrianna Bishop, Jessica Rossiter and Joseph Rossiter (wife, Jesska Pinion); four great-grandchildren; niece, Rene Green; and nephew, John Green. Madeliene was preceded in death by her parents; and two younger brothers, Boyd Green and Donald Green. The family would like to thank staff members of St. John’s Home Care and Hospice and Gloria for providing exceptional care during the last years of Madeleine’s life. Memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Chapel at St. John’s Hospital. Cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be given to St. John’s Hospice. Arrangements by Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, Anderson. The Herald Bulletin - May 07, 2011
HAYES Keith Edward Hayes
Age 57, of Lamoka Lake, died unexpectedly on Apr. 28, 2011. He was born Feb. 3, 1954 in Elmira, NY, son to Melvin and Marjorie Hayes of Horseheads, NY. Keith is survived by Lisa Hayes and two sons Grayson (20) and Jordan (17) of Elmira Heights, NY and loving life partner Cindy Monroe and her family David (20) and Molly (18) all of Lamoka Lake; surviving siblings, Bonnie (Charles) Breines of Baco Raton, FL; Dennis (Kimberly) of Waneta Lake, Judy (Jerry) Eddy of Corning, Chester (Karen) Hayes of Horseheads; Sheldon (Cindy) Hayes of Kayutah Lake; Brian Hayes of Breesport, David (Abby) Hayes of Lamoka Lake and Daniel (Judi) Hayes of Horseheads; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Keith was a graduate of Horseheads High School class of 1972 Keith was the owner of the Post-Creek Market, Beaver Dams and previous co-owner of the Elmira Business Machines. In addition to being an independent business man, he was an outstanding father who taught by example and patience. He inspired all who knew him. Keith particularly enjoyed spending time with his sons, family, and friends; the home he built on the lake, where he laughed, loved, snowmobiled and skied. He liked to end a day with an evening campfire. He will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday May 2, 2011, from 5-8:00 pm. His service will take place privately at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may also remember Keith with memorials in his name to the MDA Association National Head Quarters, 3300 E. Sunrise Dr., Tuscon, AZ 85718 Star Gazette – May 1, 2011
HEFFNER John E. Heffner, Jr.
age 42 of Henderson, Nevada, died unexpectedly due to heart failure on January 3, 2011. John was born on March 2, 1968, in Blossburg, PA, to John Heffner, Sr. and Linda Sturgis Heffner Bates. A celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Addison High School, Addison, NY. Visiting hours with the family will be from 10am to noon with a memorial service immediately following. Those wishing to remember John may do so by making a donation to the John E. Heffner, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Checks should be payable to SECTA, mailed to Heidi Lange, School Banker, Southeast Career Technical Academy, 5710 Mountain Vista St, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120. Corning Leader - May 9, 2011
HORKIN Theresa Nell Horkin Leet
was an extraordinary person. Her life ended far too soon on Monday, May 2, 2011 in Horseheads, New York at the age of fifty-four. Fondly called Terry by those who knew her, she was born on October 13th, 1956 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret (Richardson) Horkin. Her childhood took place in Corpus Christi, Texas, a place that was always very dear and important to her. That was where she met her husband of thirty years, James Leet and married him there on March 24th, 1981. For many years Terry lived with her adoring husband James in their home in Corning, New York. James and Terry were a wonderful couple. They both loved each other for exactly who the other was and they stayed together no matter what obstacles they faced. They were each other’s companions and friends, not just husband and wife. She loved their two cats, Buff and Puff who were just like children to her. She and James had a daughter in November of 1994, named Mary Leet, and they both loved her dearly. They wanted her to have as good a life as she could, and so three weeks after she was born, Mary went to live with James’ older brother George Leet and his wife. Terry loved her daughter very much, and even though they didn’t get to see each other as often as they would have liked, Mary loved her every bit as much as her mother loved her. Theresa enjoyed life to its fullest. She had true love for nature, music, her religion, Native American culture and everyone she met. She had a generous heart and a sweet nature that never faded, even when things grew to be difficult in her life. The last seven years of her life were spent in ELCOR, a nursing home in Horseheads, New York where she had many, many friends. She never lost hold of her Catholic faith and was especially close with the hospice chaplain, Virginia Williams. Through all of her illnesses, she still became friends with those who knew her and always loved the company of everyone who came to see her. Terry was a very social person and nothing made her happier than spending time with other people. She was an incredible woman and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Theresa was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Margaret. She leaves behind her husband, James Leet of Ithaca, New York and their daughter Mary Leet of Stanley, New York; her brother Patrick (Linda) Horkin of San Antonio, Texas; her uncle John Richardson of San Antonio, Texas; her brothers and sisters-in-law Ian (Edith) Leet, Julia Parker, George (Joyru) Leet, and Nancy (John) O'Leary; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service honoring Terry’s life on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 11:00am at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning. The Rev. Virginia Williams will officiate. Corning Leader – May 8, 2011
HOUSE Ella Louise (House) Gallow
A mother holds her child’s hand for a little while and their hearts forever……Our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother Ella Louise (House) Gallow, 89, of Bridge Street, Barton died on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Elderwood Nursing facility, Waverly. Ella was born on December 5, 1921 in Waverly, NY a daughter of the late Solomon D. and Olive (Burke) House. She was a graduate of Owego Free Academy class of 1939. On September 28, 1942 she married Lawrence E. Gallow and together they have shared nearly sixty-nine years of happiness. Ella was a devoted member of the Smithboro United Methodist Church, where she assisted with the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed cooking, baking, completing crossword puzzles, although her greatest enjoyment was found being surrounded by her family. Ella treasured the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandsons. Ella is survived by her husband Lawrence, her daughter Deborah Hottle and her special friend George Smith; her grandsons, Lynn R. and his wife Shawn Hottle who were so willing to help when needed; Lyle H. Hottle; great grandsons: Jacob, Joshua and Theron; a brother John House; sisters Carolyn (Bob) McCarthy, Susan Carpenter, Betty (Pete) Plestis and Gladys Kucher; several nieces, nephews and special neighbors Ray and Pat Horton. Ella was predeceased by her brother Edward House, brothers-in-law: Michael Kuchner and Norman Carpenter; nephews: Keith Shrauger, Steven Shrauger, Jr., and Trevor Shrauger. Funeral services and a celebration of Ella’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Smithboro United Methodist Church with Pastor Donna Martin, officiating. Interment will follow in the Smithboro Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Wednesday from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at the church. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Tioga Center Emergency and Fire Dept., PO Box 185, Tioga Center, NY 13845 or the Smithboro United Methodist Church, PO Box 89, Smithboro, NY 13840. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Sayre Morning Times – May 4, 2011
JACKSON Harry L Jackson
age 90, of Williams Street, Addison died on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at home. Harry was born July 16, 1920 in Addison. He is the son of the late Edwin Q. and Mable A (Chart) Jackson. He married Ella Crum on May 18, 1946 in Elmira. He was predeceased by his wife, Ella in 2007. He served his country in the 8th Army Air Corps, during WWII, from 1942-1945. Harry was active in the battle of the Bulge, 1944. Harry retired from the Corning Painted Post School District as General Mechanic in 1980. He was a member of the Corning VFW and the Addison American Legion. He is survived by one daughter: Sharry (Martin) McLean of Addison; two sons: Robert Jackson of Elmira, Gary Jackson of Tyrone, NY; five grandchildren: Kathy (Russ) Kuon, Mark Lovell, Maureen McLean, Patrick (Bridgett) McLean, Rebecca Jackson; five great-grandchildren: Kelsey, Myha, Kailey, Kendra, and Kolby. Predeceased by his brother, Duane "Ted" Jackson and his sister, Martha Pauline Veckery. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 1:00PM-3:00PM. Funeral service honoring Harry’s life will be immediately following calling hours with Rev. Joe Sevier officiating. Burial will be in Tyrone Union Cemetery. Corning Leader – May 1, 2011
JENNINGS Kryssie Elizabeth Jennings
infant daughter of Scott R. Jennings and Janae Kinsley Jennings of 123 ½ North Higgins Ave., Sayre, Pa., died Monday, May 2, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Kryssie was born Dec. 16, 2010 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. In addition to her parents she is survived by: her special brother, Lucas Adams of Athens; maternal grandmother, Jean Kinsley of Sayre; paternal grandparents, Ruth Vanderpool of Dushore, Allan Jennings of Spring Lake; paternal great-grandparents, Genevieve Jennings of Spring Lake, Jane and Kenneth Higley of Albany Twp.; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by: her brother, Dustin Jennings; grandfathers, Morris Kinsley Jr. and Jeff Vanderpool; uncles, Christopher Kinsley and Charles Warfle; and cousins, Tyler and Izaiah Wood. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 9, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Monday afternoon at the funeral home. Towanda Daily Review – May 5, 2011
JOHNS Esther J. Mann
Esther J. Mann, age 77, of Westfield, PA, died Monday, May 2, 2011 at her home. Esther was born February 22, 1934 in Tioga County, PA a daughter of David and Dorothy (Horton) Johns. Esther is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Joyce Cook of Osceola, PA, Butch and Nancy Cook of PA, Rick and Alice Cook of NY; four daughters and a son-in-law, Glenda Wyse of Hornell, NY, Lynn Northup of Westfield, PA, Perrietta Davis of Osceola, PA, Tammy and Mike Gardner of SC; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; three brothers and sister-in-law, Bob and Marge Johns of NY, Charles Johns of Osceola, PA, Jack and Razelle Johns of Sabinsville, PA; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Evelyn McFall of Sabinsville, PA, Annabell Neal of Lawrenceville, PA, Betty and Gordie Swartout of Beaver Dams, NY; Donna Tucker of SC. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Funeral home obituary – May 4, 2011
KELLEY Dorothy M. Dean
Age 76 of Burdett, NY died on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. Her loving dog "Mary" survives her. Children, Debbie (William) White, Larry Dean, Calvin (Kathy) Dean and Melvin (Lisa) Dean. Sister: Evelyn (Howard) Stamp, Sisters-in-law: Florence Kelley and Bonnie Stewart. 9 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dean was predeceased by her husband Earl P. Dean on April 4, 2000 and was the daughter of the late Millard & Minnie Bush Kelley. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, May 9, 2011 from 3 to 5 PM. Her funeral service will be held following visitation at 5 PM. Interment will be held privately for the family in Union Cemetery of Hector. In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the Southern Tier Hospice or to the Burdett Fire Department in her name. Star Gazette – May 6, 2011
KINSLEY Sherrie K. Bennett
Don't grieve for me, for now I am free. I'm following the path God laid for me, I took his hand when I heard him call. God wanted me now he set me free. Sherrie K. Bennett, 70, of Towanda, Pa., entered the arms of her Lord on April 29, 2011 at home surrounded by her family. She was born a daughter of the late George F. and Gladys (Carr) Kinsley. Sherrie was a loving and dedicated mother and loved the outdoors hunting and working in her garden. Sherrie was preceded in death by a daughter, Kinsley Bennett on June 3, 2008. Sherrie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lindsey and Stacey Bennett of Towanda, Pa.; grandchildren, Talon and Porschia Bennett of Towanda, Pa.; brothers, Ronald Kinsley of Henderson, N.C. and Gary Kinsley of Athens Pa.; sister, Jean and Smedley Henderson of Jacksonville, Fla.; special nephew Doug and Nina Kinsley of Waverly, N.Y.; many nieces, nephews and special friends. At the request of Sherrie there will be no services. For those who wish donations may be directed to the Guthrie Cancer Center, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, in loving memory of Sherrie. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. Towanda Daily Review – May 5, 2011
KNAUER Marian O. Knauer
94, formerly of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011. There will be no services. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – May 1, 2011
LANE Robert L. Lane
83, of East Smithfield, Milan RR 1, Pa., died Monday evening, April 25, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with his family that loved him by his side. Robert was born in Rome, Pa., on October 20, 1927, the son of Robert and Laura Ransom Lane. He worked for awhile in the coal mines on Barclay Mountain and was later employed by the Athens Foundry for 33 years. Robert retired from the Waverly Casting Facility. Robert had a nickname for all his family and friends and often told wonderful stories of days gone by. Robert was a loving husband and exceptional father who was always there for his family when needed. He will be remembered as a hardworking honest man, a loyal friend and as a brilliant carpenter. He remained steadfast to his beliefs and values and will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Coats Lane with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on May 19, 2011; eight children, Laura (Richard) Snyder, Wanda Hildebrandt, Robert Lane III., Joseph (Mary) Lane, Gerald (Diane) Lane, Gary Lane, Patricia Lane and Thressa (David) Thompson; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Joyce Beherns, whom Robert loved like a daughter and was always a great source of love and support. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter Shannon Lane and a sister, Phelda Pelton. The funeral and committal service will be held Monday, May 2, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Sayre Morning Times – April 29, 2011
LATTIMER Walter E. Lattimer
79, of Waverly, NY died on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at ElderWood at Tioga. He was born March 4, 1932 in Waverly, NY the son of the late Edwin and Elenora Foist Lattimer. Walter was employed as a truck driver for the Armour Meat Co. before retiring. He attended the Litchfield United Methodist Church. He is predeceased by his wife Harriet Roy, 1994, son Dan Lattimer, brothers Burton and Frederick Lattimer, and sister Joyce Barton. Walter is survived by sons Lewis (Connie) Lattimer of Waverly, NY and Arthur (Debra) Lattimer of Waverly, NY, sister Almira McClure of Athens, PA, brothers William (Sally) Lattimer of FL and Stanley (Barbara) Lattimer of IL, step-mother Eleanor Lattimer of So. Waverly, PA, 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and very special friend Bernice Goble. No services will be held at his request. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be in Emory Chapel Cemetery, Waverly, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Walter’s memory to: American Diabetes Association, Wilkes-Barre Office, 65 E. Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Sayre Morning Times – May 6, 2011
LEWIS Clinton W. "Billy"
His life was tragically taken in a senseless and cowardly act of violence on Sunday morning, May 1, 2011 at the age of 53. Born on November 8, 1957 in Montour Falls, Billy was the son of Edwin & Roxann Bovaird Lewis. Billy was well known in the area having cooperated Angles for many years and most recently operated Chill. He loved to entertain guests and went out of his way to make new comers feel welcome. A very giving person, Billy became a second father to many during his life. Billy was active in organizing local events within the community. Surviving is his loving family, parents, Roxann Lewis, Montour Falls; Edwin Lewis, Alpine; sister, Jodi (Jeff) Blaha, Cayuta; brother, Jimmy (Rachel) Lewis, Erin; nieces and nephews, Jennifer, James, Jeffrey, Carissa, Jessica, and Jeffrey W.; several great nieces, nephews; aunts, including, Ella Mae; uncles and cousins; Billy's best friend, Tom Schrrue; cherished friends, Dean & Jackie Lamb; along with many close and loving friends and associates in the community. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Friday, May 6, 2011 between the hours of 4–7 p.m. A celebration of Billy's life will follow at Chill, 200 W. Fifth St. Elmira, NY 14901. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the charity of one's choice in Billy's memory.
Star Gazette – May 4, 2011
LIBRYK Joseph Libryk
Age 95, of Berwart Street, Wellsboro, PA, died May 7, 2011 at Carleton Senior Care. He was the husband of Irene F. Ross Libryk. Joseph was born June 23, 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late Julius and Helena Szuzurek Libryk. He attended Milan High School, Ohio, Class of 1935, and had worked for Cleveland Plains Dealer, and the Denver Post Newspaper, retiring in June 1980. Joseph was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, member of the International Printing Pressman Association, BPOE, Jersey Shore, PA, and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross American Cancer Society, and Laurel Health/Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Irene; daughter, Judy Haist, Cleveland. Services will be private with Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. Burial in Mills Cemetery. If desired, memorials in Joseph's name may be made to the American Cancer Association, Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.
MERRIL Martha E. Tucker
age 92, formally of Campbell, NY, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Broad Acres Health & Rehab Center, Wellsboro, PA. Martha was born on October 2, 1918, in Bath, NY, daughter of Clarence and Ethel Bridgeman Merril. She was a homemaker, and a member of Risingville Methodist Church. Survivors include, children, Gail (Robert) Colegrove, of Knoxville, PA. Evalyn (Pete) Poston, of Deland, FL. Dennis (Eddie) Tucker, Avoca, NY. One Sister, Marie (Ted) Wightman of Avoca, NY. even grandchildren, Britt (Nikki) Brewster of Lawrenceville, PA. Suzette (Eddie) Vallee of El Mirage, AZ. Nicole (Troy) Hall of Davison, MI. Patricia ( Michael) Frankenburger of Fort Myers, FL. Leigh Spruelle of Moody, AL. Zach Tucker of Horseheads, NY. Cassie Tucker of Campbell, NY. 16 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Predeceasing Martha were her parents, husband, Herald Tucker, daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia & Leon Spruell, great grandson, Tyler Brewster, brothers, Donald and Richard Merril, sister, Ruth Buchanan. Calling hours for Martha will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 1 to 3PM, the funeral service will be held at the end of visitation at 3PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home, 31 West Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810. Interment will be in Grove Cemetery, Bath, NY. Corning Leader – May 8, 2011
MOORE James L. Moore
78, died peacefully on Friday, April 29th surrounded by his loving family. Jim was preceded in death by his beautiful daughter Nancy Moore Douglas and his parents Max and Harriet Moore. He is survived by his wife of 54 wonderful years, Barbara Moore, their children: Betsy and Gary Douglas, Jim and Shannon Moore, and Jeff Moore, grandchildren: Ellary and Lee Ann Douglas, and Adam and Emily Moore. He is also survived by his brother Tom Moore, and sisters Carol Twigg and Susi DePaul. Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was on the Tioga Country Club board for 17 years and had a passion for golf. He enjoyed many things including morning coffee with his friends. Jim served faithfully in the Korean Conflict and was a successful business man. Jim worked in the family business, Moore’s Auto Parts, since the mid-60s. After retiring in 1993, he continued his devotion to his loving wife and family and enjoyed all that life had to offer. Jim touched many lives and will be most remembered for his devotion to family, especially to his wife Barbara. His absence will be greatly felt by many. At his request, there will be a private family gathering and service in his memory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Bradford County Unit, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA, 17701 or a charity of your choice. Sayre Morning Times – May 3, 2011 Sayre Morning Times – May 4, 2011
MROZOWICZ Donald "Doc" Mrozowicz
69, of Germania, PA, formerly of Levittown, PA, died on Thursday, April 28, 2011. Born November 8, 1941 in Queens, NY, he was a son of the late Zigmund and Josephine (Barbera) Mrozowicz. He was married to the former Jean Mansfield, who survives. Doc worked for the New York City Transit Authority as a Supervisor for 25 years before retiring to live in "God's Country". He was a member of the Galeton Masons. He greatly enjoyed RC model airplanes, electronics, shooting and hunting. Surviving in addition to his wife, Jean Mrozowicz, are two sons; three daughters; two daughters-in-law; six grandchildren; one great grandson; and a step-sister. In addition to his parents, Doc was predeceased by a son, Donald J. Mrozowicz, Jr. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 11:00-1:00pm with Funeral Services following at 1:00pm. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
MURPHY Walter C. Murphy, Jr.
age 74, of Mansfield, PA, died on Sunday, May 1, 2011 in Broad Acres Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Walter was born on March 30, 1937 in Atlantic City, NJ, the son of Walter and Mary (Money) C. Murphy, Sr. He was married to Sara (Hardy) Murphy. He and his wife, Sara, were co-owners of the Oasis Motel. Prior to moving to Mansfield, he was employed in the trucking industry in New Jersey. In addition to his wife, Sara, Walter is survived by a son, Walter C. Murphy, III of New Jersey; a daughter, Stephanie Murphy of New Jersey and two grandchildren, Walter and Danny Murphy. He was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Wellsboro Gazette – May 4, 2011
PETERS Ruth Marjorie Spicer
91, of Palatka, FL died Thursday, April 28, 2011. Before moving to Florida, she worked for 21 years at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira, NY. Mrs. Spicer was a two time Breast Cancer survivor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Eugene Spicer; her parents, Wayne and Sallie Peters; and a son-in-law, John C. Baston, Jr. Mrs. Spicer is survived by her daughter, Sally Baston of Palatka; a son Gene (Dot) Spicer of Scotia, NY; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011. Star Gazette – May 5, 2011
RAFFERTY Steven Rafferty
60, of Columbia St., Corning died Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Absolut Care of Three Rivers. He was born February 24, 1951 in Elmira, NY the son of Thomas J. and Rosemary (Brown) Rafferty. Steven was a graduate of Horseheads High School. He worked for Thatcher Glass in Elmira Heights. He was an avid bowler and received the diamond ring award for his 300 game. He is survived by his sons, Daniel (Amanda) Rafferty of Lodi, Brian (Suzanne) Rafferty of Elmira and Jason Rafferty of Elmira; Father, Thomas Rafferty of Painted Post; brothers, Timothy (Annie) Rafferty of Fayetteville, NC, Shaun Rafferty of Cortland and Michael (April) Rafferty of Corning; sisters, Colleen (Timothy) Morseman of Mifflinburg, PA, Rosemary Smith (Douglas) of Woodhull, Robin (Michael) Benesh of Barton and Sharon (James) Machuga of Addison; 8 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother and brother, Daniel Thomas Rafferty. A private family committal service will be held on Saturday, May 14th followed by a time of gathering and remembrance with family and friends from 1-4 at the Addison Eagle's Club, route 417, Addison, NY. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with Arrangements. Corning Leader – May 5, 2011
RHODA Philip W. Rhoda, Sr
age 67, of Hornby Road in Corning, NY, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Robert Packer in Sayre, PA. Philip was born in Corning on October 18, 1943, to Elmer and Julia (Bennett) Rhoda. He served his country in the United States Army from 1962-1965. He married Alberta White in 1966 and was preceded in death by her in 2008. Philip retired from Ingersoll – Rand in Painted Post as a mechanic for forty years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He was very close to his family and loved spending time with them. He is survived by his daughters: Karen (Bill) Howe of Cortland, NY, and Roberta (Bill) Letts of Painted Post; son, Philip (Teri) Rhoda, Jr. of Corning; grandchildren: Matthew Rhoda of Corning, Felicia Mc-Connell of Campbell, Julia Schosger of Painted Post, Paul (Vicki) Richard-son of Rochester, NY, Ryan (Liz) Richardson of Amherst, Angel Howe of NJ, James (Teresa) Howe of Horseheads, Kelsey Richardson of Rochester, Caleb Richardson of Rochester, Christina Howe of Horseheads, Alexander Howe of Horseheads; several nieces; special friends, Jim and Carol Poust; and companion, Janice Miller. Philip was predeceased by his brother, Larry Rhoda. Friends may call on Thursday, May 5th from 1 until 2 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow calling hours at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. Corning Leader – May 1, 2011
ROCKWELL Carmeta F. “Kit” Sidey Wainwright
of Doylestown, Pa., passed on peacefully May 4, 2011, at Briarleaf Nursing Home at the age of 82. Kit grew up on the family farm in Ghent, Bradford County. She was the beloved daughter of the late Eugene and Marian (nee Robinson) Rockwell. Kit was preceded in death by her husband. She was the beloved mother of Lana K. Klein and spouse, John, of Levittown, Pa., Ronald M. Bull of Union City, Pa., Chris Bull and spouse Mary Lou, of Wapwallopen, Pa., Dale Shaffer and the late Mark E. Bull, Sandra L. Nero and her surviving spouse, Rory. She was the beloved sister of Marlene Ayres of East Smithfield, Pa.; devoted grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing Tuesday afternoon, May 10, 2011, calling time 1 to 2 p.m. at the Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA 17325. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Garden Inc., 1380 Chambersburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
ROMASH Paul M. Romash
52, of Tioga, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at home. He was born Oct. 18, 1958, in Newburgh, N.Y., the son of Michael and Rose Perkins Romash. Paul was a stone mason at Priset Construction. He is survived by his wife, the former, Candice Williams; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jillian Elizabeth Wilson of Lewistown, Alyssa Ann and Phillip Stimely of Reedsville; a grandson, Liam Stimely; a sister and brother-in-law, Robin and John Gallagher of Newburgh, N.Y.; his father-in-law, Norman Williams of Lewistown and a sister-in-law, Connie Foss of Lewistown. At Paul's request, funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions in his memory may be directed to Candice Romash, 14 Hopi Lane, Tioga Pa. 16946. A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield. Wellsboro Gazette – May 4, 2011
SPARKUHLE Ralph W. Sparkuhle
age 88, of 6 Belleau St., Corning died Monday, May 2, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira with his loving family by his side. “Sparky” was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany on November 27, 1922, the son of the late Hans and Marie (Theisinger) Sparkuhle. He married Carolyn Glover on March 27th, 1971 in Corning NY, she survives him. Sparky immigrated in 1925 and graduated from high school in New York City. He then served with the US Army during World War II. He was employed by the Corning Leader where he was a linotype machinist, then later in the pressroom. Sparky retired after 35 years of service. He was a master craftsman in woodworking and enjoyed making furniture, cabinets etc. He was a devoted New York Yankee and Giants fan. He is survived by his wife: Carolyn Sparkuhle, daughters: Shelley (Delbert) Wead of Walnut Ridge, AR.; Laurie (Glenn) Wead of Watkins Glen, NY; Amy (Frank) Kramarik of Elmira NY; Mary Lou (Kevin) Segreve of Boston, MA; nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, nephews: Ramon (Denise) Espinosa of GA; Robert (Megan) Espinosa of GA; their two children, and several close, beloved friends. Also, surviving brothers-in-law: Robert (Sandra) Glover and Thomas Glover, and nephew, Rian Glover. He was predeceased by a sister, Irmgard Espinosa of GA. Sparkys’ wish was for no memorial service. Private burial will take place at the convenience of the family. The family suggests donations to a charity of one’s choice. Corning Leader – May 4, 2011
TEADA Paul LeRoy Teada Sr
age 70, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Towanda Skilled Nursing Facility in Towanda, Pa. Paul was born Feb. 27, 1941 in East Stroudsburg, Pa., a son of LeRoy David and Elizabeth W. (Reagle) Teada. He was the husband of Lois J. (Young) Teada. Paul was a self-employed contractor/home builder, and was associated with the Fellowship Bible Church in Troy, Pa. He loved life, enjoyed auctions, gardening, hunting and building. When he retired he built wishing wells and bird houses. Paul is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Paul L. Teada Jr. of Easton, Pa.; stepdaughter, Valerie Glassford of Blue Bell, Pa.; granddaughter, Haley; brother, Wayne Teada of Windgap, Pa.; sister, Betty Stenlake of Bangor, Pa. In keeping with Paul's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made in Paul's memory to the Fellowship Bible Church, 121 Mud Creek Road, Troy, PA 16947. Towanda Daily Review – May 2, 2011
TESSIER Lillian Mann Tessier
68, Cheektowaga, N.Y. Lillian (Tessier) Mann, beloved wife of Richard, died April 27, 2011. Besides her husband, Lillian is survived by her children, Patrick (Isis)Mann, Kimberley (Craig) Connock, Janelle (Daniel) Sliwinski and Jason (Shannon) Mann; grandchildren Kenny, Mia, Sophia, Max, Eliana, Fiona and Eli; brother Warren (Barbara) Tessier; sisters, Joan Jackson, Deloria (Andrew) Shaver and Delores (Carl) Riddle. She was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Tessier. Donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc. Pacer Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. They may be reached by phone at (716) 681-7078.
TESSIER Lillian Mann Tessier
April 27, 2011, beloved wife of Richard; dear mother of Patrick (Isis) Mann, Kimberley (Craig) Connock, Janelle (Daniel) Sliwinski and Jason (Shannon) Mann; grandmother of Kenny, Mia, Sophia, Max, Eliana, Fiona and Eli; sister of Warren (Barbara) Tessier, Joan Jackson, Deloria (Andrew) Shaver, Delores (Carl) Riddle and the late Francis Tessier; survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.). Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gabriel's Church, 5271 Clinton St., Elma, Tuesday 9:30 AM. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Buffalo Inc. Buffalo News – May 1, 2011
UPDIKE Frances M. Smith (Updike) Daugherty
Age 96, of Elmira, NY, died May 2, 2011 at the St. Joseph's Hospital. Frances was the daughter of the late Jesse Updike and Gretchen M. (Wingrave) Updike. She was born in Elmira on November 9, 1914, one of ten children, and the second to the last surviving in her family. She is predeceased by her husbands, Norman Smith in 1955 and Glen Daugherty in 1983; siblings: Marleah Louise Metzke, William Updike, Charles Updike, Edward Updike, Robert Updike, Richard Updike, Raymond Updike, and Louis Updike. She is survived by her sister whom she held so close, Betty Farley of Lowman, NY; and her loving children, Louise Edna (Richard) Knapp of Deland, FL and Robert Elliott (Janis) Smith of Pine City, NY; grandchildren: Beth R. Marczyk and Betsy M.(John) Mattoon; great-grandchildren: Christopher Mattoon and Gabrielle Mattoon; and several nieces, nephews and her dog whom she leaves behind, "Jake". Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Thursday, May 5, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there at the conclusion of the calling hours at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Michael Weeden will officiate. Private graveside services will be held following on Friday morning in the Tioga Point Cemetery. In addition to being a homemaker Frances worked at Westinghouse for a number of years, the Remington Rand and was a beautician out of her own home. She was a past President of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Auxiliary, and American Legion Auxiliary. Frances was known for her love of animals and the care of others. She loved to play shuffleboard, shopping, crocheting, ceramic crafts, sewing and dancing. She loved to hear of all the wonderful accomplishments of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials in Frances name to the Chemung County SPCA, Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14905. A very special "Thank You" from the family to the staff of Bethany Courtyards, Bethany Manor, and St. Joseph's Hospital for the heartfelt care and love shown to Frances during her stay with them. Star Gazette – May 4, 2011
WOOD Charles Gilbert Wood
82, of Elkland, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the VA Hospital in Bath, N.Y. Charles was born Jan. 13, 1929, in Mansfield, a son of Earl and Gladys (Heater) Wood. He was the husband of Mary (Wills) Wood. Charles was a retired truck driver for Elmira Transit Authority. He was a member of the American Legion in Elkland, and a United States Army veteran having served in World War II. Charles is survived by his wife, Mary; his mother, Gladys Wood of Mansfield; a son, Charles Wood, Jr. of Milton; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Diane Wood of Tampa, Fla., Peggy and Bob Jackson of Mainesburg, Debbie and Harry Heilman of York; 10 grandchildren, Laurie Smith, Wendy Clemons, Carrie Wood, Angela Bixby, Shannon Rodgers, Paige Wood, Timothy Merrick, Ben Rodgers, Ashley Rodgers, Danielle Wood; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gordon Wood of Mansfield; and a sister, Anna May Hammond of Mansfield. Charles was predeceased by his father; a son, Delos Wood in 1976; three brothers, Wilbur Wood, Dick Wood and Delos Wood. In keeping with Charles' 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 – May 6, 2011
WREN John P.
Age 69 of Halderman Hollow Rd. died unexpectedly on Apr. 26, 2011 at Corning Hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1942 in Oneida, NY, a son to Patrick and Loretta (Gilbert) Wren. John is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna (Barlow) Wren; Daughter, Lisa Pruden of Painted Post, NY; Son, Thomas (Christina) Wren of Beaver Dams, NY; grandchildren, Amanda Matkosky and Justin Pruden; Great grandchild, Maddox Mahoney; Brothers and sisters, Patricia (Duane) Burgdoff of China Grove, NC, Catherine (Donald) Wittman of Westmoreland, NY; Brother-in-law, Gary (Linda) Barlow of Earlville, NY; Sister-in-law, Nancy Elberson of Oneida, NY; and several nieces and nephews. John was a manager at UPS for 15 years. For the last 25 years, John and his son have been owners and operators of the former John’s Auto and Truck repair now Wren’s Auto Center in Big Flats, NY. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and landscaping, trips to Colorado with his son, and time spent with his family. He was a veteran of the US Navy and locally a 26 year member of the Big Flats American Legion. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Friday, Apr. 29, 2011 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 pm. His service officiated by the Rev. Bern Lytle will be celebrated in the funeral home on Sat., April 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. where military honors will also be accorded at the conclusion of his service. Those wishing may remember John with memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org or American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Corning Leader – April 30, 2011
YONKIN Jerry E. Yonkin
Jerry E. Yonkin, age 60, of Cherry Township, Sullivan County, died on Sunday, May 01, 2011 at his home after an extended illness. Jerry was born July 8, 1950, a son of the late Morgan & Nettie Hottenstein Yonkin. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 1968. He married the former Marguerite Y. Chilson of Terrytown on January 26, 1973. Jerry worked for the Cherry Township Supervisors for 37 years before retiring. Surviving: Spouse: Marguerite at home Two brothers: Henry Yonkin Dushore, PA Raymond Yonkin Dushore, PA. Sister and brother-in-law: Joan & Ray Koschak Dushore, PA and several nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St. Dushore, PA on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, officiating. Interment will be in Peace Cemetery, Dushore, PA. Friends may call on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Homer Funeral Home. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorials be directed to the Dushore Ambulance Association, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614. Funeral home obituary – May 2, 2011
? Freda E. Rodabaugh
Age 95 of Millport, NY died on Thursday May 5, 2011 at Seneca View Nursing Home, Montour Falls, NY. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Richard E. Rodabaugh; son, George (Martha) Smith; very special friends, Walter & Cindy Phillips and their children Desra (Chris) Clemons and Adam Phillips; brother in-law, Robert Rodabaugh; sisters in-law, Diane Rodabaugh, Eileen Cundy, and Sally Jane King; also several grandchildren, great grandchildren and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Lewis Smith. Freda was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church. She was an Elections Inspector in the town of Veteran for over 25 years and was Chairman for many years. She loved gardening, growing her own plants and cutting her own grass. Freda enjoyed canning vegetables & fruits and crocheted many afghans in her lifetime. But most of all she loved her husband, family and friends. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, on Tuesday May 10, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM with Memorial Service there Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM. In Lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials in Freda's name to the charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – May 8, 2011