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BENNETT, Bert E. – Mrs. W. P. VanDusen has received official notice that her son, Private Bert E. Bennett, of the 304th Divisional Supply Train, Co. B., died in France Jan. 22 of bronchial pneumonia. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, two brothers Fred L. Bennett, of Mansfield, and G. L. VanDusen, of Elmira, and one sister, Beatrice, at home. Wellsboro Agitator, 12 Feb 1919
BROWN Welles "Al" Brown
age 70, of 143 Deer Run Lane, Lacey St., Laceyville, Pa., died at his home in Braintrim Township, Wyoming County, early Sunday morning, Aug. 21,2011, surrounded by his family after a short illness. Al was born on May 29, 1941 in Canton, Pa., a son of the late Wallace and Doris Brown. After moving and residing in Clarks Summit, Pa. during his childhood, he graduated from the Abington Heights High School, Class of 1959. He would later attend the Keystone Junior College, and Penn State extension, for Architectural Design and Drafting. Al moved to Laceyville in 1963 and on Nov. 16, 1963, he married the former Gladys Lacey. Al had several interests in his life at which he excelled. He designed and built some of the area's finest homes, and his construction company, Al Brown Construction, was known for his high-quality craftsmanship. Although he had not performed in several years, he was a well-known singer and musician, and played for many functions, including at many clubs and weddings receptions, with several area musicians including his son, Kris, throughout northeast Pennsylvania, including events for the former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburg, and U.S. Congressman Joe McDade. He was also an avid bowler, and was an original member of the Voda's Garage Team, that won many league titles in the 1960s and 1970s. His record three-game score of 729 stood for 22 years before it was broken at the Wyalusing Mountainside Lanes. He won many American Bowling Congress awards over the years. He was a member of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, in Black Walnut, and the Towanda Elks Club. In 1991 he restored a 1971 Plymouth Roadrunner, to honor the last season of racing great, Richard Petty. The car made appearances at Pocono Raceway where the car was personally autographed by Richard Petty. The car also made appearances at the Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 16, 1992, which was Richard's last race at that speedway. The car has won multiple car show awards, and was involved at many special events, and parades throughout the area over the years. He was loved by all of his friends, neighbors, and his family, which includes his wife of 47 years, the former Gladys Lacey Brown of Laceyville, Pa.; and his children Curtis Merrick of Laceyville, Cynthia and her husband Tom Tesluk of Kent, Wash., Robin and her husband Bill Pickett of Laceyville, Kris Brown of Cornelius, N.C., and Kurt and his wife Karen Brown of Lititz, Pa. Al was also the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Preston and his wife Illa Brown of Alexandria, Va.; a sister Bonnie Lubin, of Millis, Mass.; a brother-in-law Richard and his wife Marion Lacey of Rome, Pa.; and one niece and several cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson-in-law, Pennsylvania State Trooper Joshua Miller, who was killed in the line of duty on June 7, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Pat Newhart, a long time family friend officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations in memory of Al to the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, SR 6W, Laceyville, PA 18623; or to the Wyoming County Cancer Society , SR 6W, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. Towanda Daily Review – August 23, 2011
BUTLER Gertrude Butler (Trudy) Howatson
85, of Cheyenne, died June 22. She was born on June 12, 1922, to Ina Mae Makin and Gordon Elwin Butler, the second of five children. She grew up in the small town of Wellsboro, Penn., and graduated with honors from the Wellsboro Jr.-Sr. High School in 1940. While employed at the Corning Glass Works in Corning, N.Y., she met John Howatson, a glass chemist. They were married in September 1945. After their marriage, they moved to Madison, Wis., where John completed work for his doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, and where Trudy began an undergraduate program in the Humanities. After John received his doctorate, they returned to Corning, where John was again employed by Corning Glass. During their years in Corning, they adopted two sons, Andrew and Brian. In 1955, the family moved to Golden, Colo., where John had accepted a position at The Colorado School of Mines. In 1956, John accepted a position with the University of Wyoming, where he taught and directed research for 30 years. During those years, Trudy completed work for a B.A. With Honors in Education, and later earned her Master’s Degree. She taught, first, in the Laboratory School at the University, then, for 19 years in the second grade at Slade Elementary School. While there, she initiated and developed a Work Centers program for individualized instruction and, in partnership with the District art instructor, Mignon Hill, received a Federal grant for a demonstration program incorporating the use of art in teaching subject matter. After their years of finding much satisfaction in teaching and research, John and Trudy retired, she in 1985, he in 1986. In their later years of teaching, John had become a licensed pilot, and they spent many enjoyable hours flying a Beech Musketeer, both for pleasure and for enhancement of their professional activities. They spent several of their retirement years in South Texas, on South Padre Island and in a golf course/resort community near Brownsville, Texas. In 1998, because of John's ill health, they returned to Wyoming and became residents of Cheyenne to be near family members. After John died in 2001, Trudy continued to live in Cheyenne, enjoying the company and support of family. During these years, she rekindled a relationship with John's Scottish cousins, and traveled to Scotland three times with other family members. She became a proud supporter of both the Western Art Museum and the Laramie County Public Library System. In 2002, she created The John and Gertrude Howatson Endowment for the benefit of the Laramie County Library System, and in 2005 designated a group of eight paintings, purchased from the Western Art Museum, to be placed in the new Library upon its completion. In her later years, she enjoyed being mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to children Andrew, Brian and Suzan; daughters-in-law Kathie and Joy; grandchildren Dennis, Jennifer, Heather and Sarah; and great-grandchildren Kiena, Michelle, Dominic, Payton and Josephine. She is survived by a brother, Gordon, who resides in California; a sister and brother-in-law who reside in Vestal, N.Y., and numerous nieces and nephews who live in Pennsylvania and California. Preceding her in death were three sisters, Betty, Ina Mae and Pearl. Memorial Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel with Rev. Delbert Hansen officiating. Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens. Submitted by Gary Butler.
CAREY Lois Kay (Carey) Wandell
68, formerly of Mansfield and a resident of the Bradford County Manor in Troy, until her illness, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. She was born July 30, 1943, in Blossburg, a daughter of Gorden "Glenn" and Dorothy (McDermott) Carey. Lois, also known as "Tiny," worked many jobs as a factory worker for Keystone Manufacturing in Covington, custodian at Mansfield University, to the kitchen at Eddie's Restaurant in Mansfield, before retiring. Lois is survived by three daughters, LuAnn (Kevin) Cummings of Tioga, Carla Wandell Fessler of Fredericksburg, Va., Patricia (John) Nowakowski of Blossburg; six grandchildren, Jason, Justin and Stuart Cummings, Krystal Hess, Victoria and Chad Fessler; four great-grandchildren, Jacob and Joshua Cummings, Hailey and Karley Hess; six sisters, Beverly Cohick, Margaret Davis, Donna Peffer, Carol Chamberlain, Glenda Sherant, Karen Harbold; one brother, Richard Carey. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Carey and a sister, Debra Herlocher. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m., at the funeral home with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Wellsboro Gazette – August 28, 2011
COTTERILL Brenda Cotterill
54, resident of Southport section, Elmira and Harford, died August 18 after a valiant 5 year struggle with cancer. Brenda graduated from Dryden High School in 1975 and worked as a home health aide in Ithaca and Elmira. Daughter of Lloyd and Joyce Cotterill, Harford, she is survived by her mother; her brothers, Ronald, Storrs, CT and Richard, Truro, Nova Scotia; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She has many friends across the Southern Tier and will be remembered for her concern for others, her indomitable spirit, her raucous sense of humor, and her loyalty to those she loved. At 1 p.m. Sunday, August 28th, there will be a religious service at Harmony United Methodist Church, Harford. At 2 p.m. there will be an open remembrance service and gathering at the Harford Town Hall. Star Gazette – August 24, 2011
COUPE Candace A. Coupe
Paul T. Kosloski age 66, and Candace A. Coupe, age 53. Both died very unexpectedly recently after a loving partnership spanning the last 34 years. Paul died from a heart attack at home on June 19, 2011, and Candy died from bone and lung cancer on July 30, 2011. They lived in Spencer NY at a beautiful hilltop farm. Paul was employed by Mirion IST Division in Big Flats, NY and formerly worked at Toshiba and Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Elmira, NY and attended seminary. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war. He later attended Corning Community College where he met Candy. Paul loved listening to music, driving his Corvettes and tinkering with computers. Candy was employed by Hardinge in Elmira for 29 years until she was laid off in 2009. She recently got a job at the Corning Inc. Erwin Plant but was injured after only 5 weeks of work. Two weeks later, she was diagnosed with cancer. After 3 weeks of radiation treatments, she went home only to have her husband die 2 days later. Candy loved horses and dogs. As a child, she started collecting toy horses. She got her first real horse, Tammy, when she was 14. On their farm Candy and Paul always had horses and dogs. She loved going on trail rides with her horse buddies and was a member of the “Twin Tiers Trail Riders”. For several years she coordinated entries in the Spencer Parade. Paul and Candy never had children of their own but agreed to be guardians of her brother Tom’s twin 14 year olds, Cassie & T.J. Coupe when Tom died in 2003 unexpectedly. This is when Paul and Candy were married. Paul’s parents predeceased him, Mary Hayduk Kosloski in 1987 and Leonard S. Kosloski in 1995. Paul is survived by his life-long friend Conrad Schwenzer of Elmira. Candy is survived by her father John Coupe of Corning, a brother Charles (Jackie) Coupe, of Corning and a sister Marjorie (Stan) Solsky of Lindley, NY. Candy’s mother Mollie Coupe and a brother Tom Coupe predeceased her. She is also survived by nephews Andrew Coupe and T.J. Coupe; nieces Cassie (Joseph) Cron, Corey (Justin) Cornaire and Lonnie Solsky; and her dog Baron. There will be no services. Corning Leader – August 20, 2011
DERRICK Frances E. Jurick
87, of Binghamton, died Tuesday, August 16, 2011, in Painted Post, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Jurick; a brother, Cyril Derrick; her sister, Agnes Hunter; and daughter-in-law, Anita Jurick. She is survived by her son, Steven Jurick, Big Flats; two granddaughters, Lisa Hoynowski and Amy Liu, Susan and Timothy Wilson; a sister, Anna Foltyn, Binghamton; a brother, J. Edward and Eleanor Derrick, Windsor; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Mildred Fedin, Johnson City. Frances was a member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, Binghamton, and a retired 20-year employee of Giant Markets. Funeral services will be held at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Monday at 9 a.m. and at 9:30 a.m. at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, were a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the McCormack Funeral Home Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Star Gazette – August 20, 2011
FERRIS Margaret Johnson
Mrs. V. T. Johnson died at her home in Elkland Jan. 8 after a long illness of a complication of diseases. Had she lived until next March she would have been 52 years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson moved to Elkland from Hammondsport, N.Y. two years ago. Funeral services conducted by Rev. S. D. Angel, of the Presbyterian Church, were held Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. after which the remains were taken to Hammondsport for burial. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, her father, David Ferris, one brother, Edward Ferris, of Cornell, three daughters, Mrs. Clara Dennis, Mrs. Walter Gleason, of Hammondsport; Mrs. Arthur Sturdevant of Addison, Michigan and one son, Edward, who is in the U. S. Army in France. Wellsboro Agitator 29 Jan 1919
FLANNERY John Michael Flannery
a veteran employee of the Corning Glass Works, died Wednesday at 8:30 p. m. at the Corning Hospital. Mr, Flannery, a resident of 108 West First Street, had been in ill health for five years. He was 48 years old. He was born in Corning August 31, 1901, the son of John Flannery and Polly Driscoll Flannery. His marriage to Beatrice Butler was solemnized August 2 1933 at St. Mary's Church by the Rev. John A. Smith, assistant at that time and now pastor Mr. Flannery was a lifelong citizen of this city, and for 31 years was employed at the Corning Glass Works. He worked in Production Planning Department of the Fall Brook Division. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of the Holy Name Society of that parish. Mr. Flannery, a graduate of St, Mary's Parochial School, was associated with the Production Club of the Corning Glass Works. Survivors are the following: his widow, Mrs. Beatrice Flannery, two sons, John Jr. of Corning and Pfc James Flannery, who is serving in Germany with the Army; mother, Mrs. Polly Flannery of Coming: brother. Thomas Flannery, of Corning; sister, Mrs. Richard Sheehan of Rochester.Saturday at 8 a. m. the funeral will be held from the A.W. Bellby and Son Funeral Home at 9 30 a. m. Requiem Mass will be offered at St Mary's Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Corning Evening Leader - Sept 4 1947 Beatrice Butler Flannery, born 28 Aug 1904, died May 1979, Corning NY, the daughter of Elwin Gibson Butler and Cora Dessie Kerrick, both of whom are buried at Hills Creek Cemetery, Charleston Twp. Beatrice married John M Flannery. Submitted by Gary Butler.
FRANS Pamela Sue Paul
54, of Woodsboro, Md., died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md., following a brief illness. Born Sept. 22, 1956, in Wichita, Kans., she was the daughter of Charles W. Frans of Jacksonville, Fla. and Judith Thach Wetzel of Mansfield. Ms. Paul was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed helping others. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her significant other, Michael Phebus; son and daughter-in-law, George P. and Kristina Frans, all of Woodsboro, Md.; grandchildren, Alyssa, Brody, Dylan; brother, Wesley Frans and wife, Tina of Westminster, Md.; stepbrothers, Matthew Wetzel of Mansfield, Marc Wetzel of Charlotte, N.C.; stepsister, Denise Harris of Carrollton, Va.; and many nieces, nephews and close friends. Private services will be held at a later date. Wellsboro Gazette – August 20, 2011
Age 56, of Able 2 in Horseheads, NY, died on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Monday, August 29, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Richard Farrell will officiate. Interment will take place at St. Michael's Cemetery, Penn Yan, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to Able 2, 1118 Charles St., Elmira, NY 14905. Marilyn is survived by her brother, Brian Gamper of Elmira, NY; special friends, Henry Schurr and Mary Ose; also many friends at Able 2. Predeceased by parents, Arthur and Margaret Gamper. Marilyn had a very strong spirit, loved swimming and riding her bike. The Gamper Family wishes to thank all the staff at Able 2 for all their love and wonderful care given to Marilyn since 1984. Star Gazette – August 26, 2011
GODFREY, L.Z. Gilbert – Mrs. L. Z. Gilbert, for many years a resident of Mansfield, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.P. Inscho, in Birmingham, Ala., February 2, of pneumonia, following influenza. Mrs. Gilbert was born in Warsaw, Illinois, November 20, 1843. Besides her son and daughter, she is survived by a brother, S. A. Godfrey, of Wellsboro, and six grandchildren. Mrs. Gilbert was a consistent member of the Baptist church and leaves many friends who mourn her loss. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 Feb 1919.
GOODRICH Terri Lynn
Age 49, years old died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Teri is survived by her Mother: Mary Lou Peppard, Father: Edward Goodrich. Brothers: Pete Goodrich, Jim Goodrich and Steve Peppard. Sisters: Paula (Walter) Jerzak and Yvonne Peppard (Ron Rea) along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Terri had a fondness for the Native American culture and loved animals. Although Terri was more than rough around the edges, she had a lot of love for her family and will be greatly missed. A Private service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY is assisting the family. Star Gazette – August 24, 2011
GREEN Mary N. Breidenstein
age 67, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, August 25, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born February 8, 1944 in Knox, Indiana, a daughter of Grant and Margie Green. She celebrated a 21st anniversary on June 16th with her husband, Philip D. Breidenstein. She was a claims adjuster for Erie Insurance before her retirement. Mary enjoyed quilting, raising Cocker Spaniels and the SBG Cocker Family. Mary is survived by her husband, Philip; a step-son, Philip O. (Denise) Breidenstein of Birdsboro, PA; a daughter, Jane (Scott) Hunter of Hughesville, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron (Dawn) Green of Michigan City, MI, Ed (Laura) Green; 2 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 1 step-great grandson; her mother, Margie Green of Knox, IN; a sister and brother-in-law, Becky (Harold) Welter of Knox, IN; and a best friend, Janice Brooks, of Westfield, PA. Mary was predeceased by a sister, Carol, and her father, Grant Green. In keeping with Marys wishes, there will be no services. Donations may be made in Marys memory to Goodies for the Troops, P O Box 383, Wellsboro, PA 16901. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Funeral Home obituary – August 26, 2011
HAGADORN Kenneth C. Hagadorn
Age 64 of 209 Mac Dowell Place, Odessa, New York died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in the comfort of his home. Ken was born on July 8, 1947 in Montour Falls, NY the son of the late Charles & Gladys (Anderson) Hagadorn of Mac Dowell Place, Odessa, NY. He was a graduate of Odessa-Montour Central School and Elmira College. Ken will be sorely missed by his Aunt, Frances LaRow of Cayuta, NY and his Aunt & Uncle, Katie & Dwayne Anderson of Oakland, NE. He also leaves behind many cousins and other family, friends and his best friend Tom Mathews. Kenneth worked as the Sales manager for 26 years at Cotton-Hanlon Cumber Co. Cayuta, NY and one year for the 4 Guys Lumber Co. before retiring due to ill health. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, September 3rd, at the Odessa Wesleyan Church, 304 Church St., Odessa, NY at 10 AM. Family, friends and neighbors are invited to a gathering in the fellowship hall following Ken's services. Arrangements under the assistance of the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. Star Gazette – August 28, 2011
HARKNESS, Alhson E. – Alhson E. Harkness, aged 56 years, died at his home in Corning Jan. 14 of acute indigestion. Mr. Harkness had lived in Corning for the past nine years, having moved there from Tioga. He had been employed at the Corning Glass Works. He was a member of the First Baptist church of Corning and was also a member of the Odd Fellows. Mr. Harkness is survived by his wife and one son, Alfred, also by two brothers and two sisters. Wellsboro Agitator, 22 Jan 1919
HATHAWAY, Kenneth – Kenneth Hathaway, the 12 year-old son of Charles Hathaway who was born and brought up in Tioga, a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Colby Reed, formerly of Mill Creek, was killed by a bull Saturday evening at the home of a neighbor of Mr. Hathaway in Mitchell, Pa. says the Argus. The lad had been assisting with the chores and was not missed from home as he frequently remained there over night. The neighbor, W.L. Wallis, upon returning home in the evening, supposed the boy had gone home for the night. His mangled remains were found the next morning in the barnyard by Mr. Wallis, and near him the broken handle of a pitchfork, indicated that he had made a manly struggle for his life. The bull had never been considered dangerous but the fact that the boy wore a red sweater probably accounts for the animal’s viciousness at this time. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 Feb 1919.
HOLLANDS, George - George Hollands, aged 78 years, died Jan. 18 after an illness of two weeks, at his home in Hornell. He is survived by his widow; two sons, George Jr. and Burr, of Hornell, and a brother Stephen H. of Hornell. Mr. Hollands was one of the most prominent men of Steuben county. He was born in Sussex, England, and came to this country in 1850. He took an active part in Republican politics and was elected country supervisor in 186, sheriff in 1894, superintendent of poor in 1897, and supervisor again in 1907. He was a trustee of the State Soldiers Home at the time of his death and had served as senior vice commander of G. A. R. of New York state. He was also a member of the Rotary Club and the Park M. E. church. Mr. Hollands was a veteran of the civil war, in which he served with distinction as a member of company B. 101st Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was captured April 29, 1864, and sent to Andersonville prison. Later he was exchanged, and while returning to his regiment was shipwrecked on the Potomac river, where he floated all night on a spar before being rescued. In the autumn of 1866, Mr. Hollands entered into business in Fall Brook and Morris Run. In 1871, however, he again established his home in Hornell. Wellsboro Agitator, 29 Jan 1919
HOOVER Harry James Hoover
44, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Waverly, N.Y., died on August 18, 2011. Harry was born on November 5, 1966 in Elizabeth, N.J., to Chick Earley and the late Francis Buteau. Memorial services to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at The Rail House on Broad Street in Waverly. Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel, N.C., with a private burial. Harry was dedicated to his family and friends. He graduated 1984 from Waverly High School. He attended Morrisville College in New York. He served in the Army. Harry worked for Carter-Haston for 13 years. He is survived by his mother, Chick Earley of Charlotte, N.C.; father, Ken Hoover of Hardy, Va.; brothers; John Hoover and his wife Darlene of Roanoke, Va., Ken Hoover and his wife Jennifer of Matthews, Jason “Chip” Hoover and his wife Janelle of Charlotte, N.C., Frank Buteau and his wife Penny of Milford, Pa., Joseph Buteau and his wife Colleen of Brick, N.J., Billy Buteau and his wife Bridget of Mountainside, N.J.; sisters, Stacey Seaberg and her husband Rich of Tunkhannock, Pa., Roseanne Haines and her husband George of Elizabeth, N.J., Donna Cardet of Elizabeth, N.J.; grandparents, Harry J. and Mary Earley of Waverly, N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews. Harry will be greatly missed by many. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Wounded Warriors Project. Heritage Funeral Home, 4431 Old Monroe Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079 is assisting the family. Sayre Morning Times – August 24, 2011
HULBIRT Della (Hulbirt) Stout
84, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, with family at her side. She is predeceased by her parents Boyd & Margaret and brothers Jack, Leroy, and Ceilan "Jiggs." She is survived by her daughter Jean Warren (Jerry) of Fairport, N.Y., sons Neil Stout (wife Annette) of Hathaway Pines, Calif. and Chris Caley of Murphys, Calif., grandchildren Carole Utter (Sue Bradshaw) and Michael Utter of Rochester, N.Y., Mark Utter of Ithaca, N.Y., cousins John (Marie) Decker of Mehoopany, Pa. and Arden (Norma) Campbell of Traceyville, Pa., several nieces and nephews, and friends throughout the country. Born in Wyalusing, Pa., Sept. 21, 1926, Della was raised in Sayre, Pa., graduating from Sayre High School, Class of 1944. She worked for a knitting mill and then Bendix Aviation in Elmira, N.Y., before moving to the Rochester, N.Y. area with her first husband, Frank H. Utter, Sr., in 1948. In 1963, she moved with her children and second husband, Harry J. Stout, to the Chicago, Ill. suburbs, then to Danville, Calif in 1967. In 1983, Della moved to Murphys, Calif., establishing Stir Crazy's Frozen Yogurt, which she ran until 1992, when she returned to the Rochester area. She was honored for her years of volunteer service at the Gleaner's Kitchen in Canandaigua, N.Y., and for her volunteer efforts at the Ontario County Health Facility, where she lived the last year of her life, receiving very good and loving care and making many friends. Della was also a proud member of the Eastern Delaware Nations. A ceremony will be held at Prayer Rock in Wyalusing, Pa., the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, after the Council Meeting. Copies of pictures for her memory board, to be displayed on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, can be sent to Mollie Eliot, Secretary, 35 Morgan Circle, Troy, PA 16947. Memorial contributions can be made to the Eastern Delaware Nations, (memo line - Building Fund) and sent to Chief Mike Taffe, 126 Old Mill Lane, Mehoopany, PA 18629. Towanda Daily Review – August 23, 2011
HULSLANDER, Ida Warner – Mrs. Ida Warner, aged 63 years, died Feb. 10 at her home in Corning. She is survived by her husband, Charles D. Warner, one granddaughter, Mrs. Eva Watson, formerly Miss Eva Warner, who had until recently made her home with her grandmother. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Freeman Warren, of Elmira and Mrs. Libbie Truax, of Corning, and two brothers, Franklin Hulslander and Watson Hulslander, both of Lawrenceville. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. D.E. Haglund, of the First Baptist church, officiating. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 Feb 1919.
HUNTER Alexander James (A.J.) Hunter
75, of Morris, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at his home. AJ was born Oct. 15, 1935, in Blossburg, a son of John and Anna C. (Christian) Hunter. He was married to Jeanne B. (Berg) Hunter for 51 years on April 24. His daughters, Beth Brown and Susan Buck invite friends and family to a memorial service for Alex, to be held Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Coolidge Hollow Methodist Church with Kristy Webster officiating. Wellsboro Gazette – August 24, 2011
INGALLS, Xylphia A. – Xylphia A. Ingalls, the third daughter of Erastas and Elizabeth Ingalls, was born in Richmond township April 21, 1849; was married to Geo. W. Smith March 2, 1874 by Rev. L.R. Spencer, and died at her home in Covington, January 29. Those surviving her are her husband and three children, Jasper E. of Covington; Elizabeth Wilcox, of Canoe camp; Lillie, at home; seven grandchildren: Leone, Wesley and Samuel Smith, Valeda and Dorothy Wilcox, George and Gilmore Wyne; five brothers, Joshua, A.H., Electrus, Erastus Ingalls, of Covington; Jeremiah Ingalls of Red Oak, Iowa; two sisters, Helen Elliott, of Los Springs, Kan., and Anna McLean, of Veedersburg, Ind. Wellsboro Agitator, 12 Feb 1919.
JOHNSON Isaac D. "Ike" Johnson
76, of Powell, Pa. died Monday evening, Aug. 22, 2011 at the Sayre House, Sayre, Pa. Isaac was born in Towanda, Pa. on Feb. 9, 1935. He was employed by Ferrario Chevrolet in Wysox for 28 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. "Ike" as he was known by his family and friends, enjoyed electronics, working on cars, picking blueberries and hunting. He is survived by his children, Gail Mulno and husband Jim of LeRoy, Pa., Betty Legge of Owego, N.Y., David Johnson and wife Vickie of Shermansdale, Pa., Gary Johnson and wife Damian of Towanda, Penny Timmerman and husband Keith of Cape Canaveral, Fla. and Isaac Johnson of Towanda; step children Wendy Temple of Lock Haven, Pa., John and Edward Rakowski of Towanda and Steven Rakowski and wife Judy of Towanda; several grandchildren and step grandchildren, a sister, Kathryn Haggerty of West Burlington, Pa., and his longtime companion, Diane Leighton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a step daughter, Susan L. Skeeber Homet on Aug. 24, 2009. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be private. Towanda Daily Review – August 24, 2011
KANTZ Deborah K. Anderson
Deborah Kantz Anderson, 82 of Wellsboro, died after a long illness on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. She was a devoted wife and a beloved mother, grandmother and aunt. Deb Anderson was born on Nov. 25, 1928, in Philadelphia, to John and Marion Kirkpatrick Kantz. She graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1946, where she was president of her senior class. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania on an academic scholarship, graduating Cum Laude in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Deb met World War II veteran and medical student John D. Anderson III at Penn and they were married while she was still an undergraduate. After graduation, they lived in Landisburg, (Perry County) and Swarthmore for several years each before establishing their home and raising their two children in Bala Cynwyd. John became an anesthesiologist, practicing during the 1960s at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, then at Bryn Mawr Hospital from 1970 until his retirement in 1996. Deb was a very active community volunteer, working for the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association, the League of Women Voters, and thrift shops at The Haverford School and Bryn Mawr Hospital. After retirement, Deb and John moved to their retirement home in Wellsboro. She is survived by her daughter, Kate Fisher and her husband, Russell D. Fisher of Farmington Conn.; son, John IV (Dirk) and his wife, Mary Willy of Falls Church, Va.; and grandson William Russell Fisher (Rusty). Deb was predeceased by her husband, John and her brother, Boyer Kantz of Wellsboro. A private memorial service will be held at the Anderson home near Wellsboro on Oct. 8. Anyone who would like to attend should contact the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro. Her cremains will be interred alongside her husband's at Arlington National Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – August 22, 2011
KARPINSKI Joseph K.
Age 68, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, August 21, 2011, at home with his loving nephew and his family by his side. Joseph was born on December 18, 1942 in Elmira, son of the late Frank and Margaret (Gott) Karpinski. Joseph served our county in the US Army during Vietnam War. He retired from the Elmira Dept. of Public Works after many years of service. Joseph loved participating in antique car shows and showing off his muscle automobiles that he owned. He was very close to his nephew, Frank and his family and loved spending time with them. Joseph is survived by his brother, Roger Karpinski; nephew, Frank (Alice) Karpinski; several nieces; close friends, Tom Evans, Don and Jean Kobbie, Lloyd Brown and Ed Maxin. Joseph was predeceased by his brothers, William Karpinski and Peter Gott. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. with Fr. Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors. Star Gazette – August 23, 2011
KEEN Margie A. Southard
age 89, of Corning died on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at Absolut Care at Three Rivers. Margie was born in Clearfield, PA, on May 31, 1922. She was the wife of Mertin Southard. She was predeceased by him on June 8, 1986. Margie is survived by her children: Judy Smiley-Jones of Coopers Plains, Linda Benjamin of Watkins Glen, Richard Smiley of Corning, Ramona (Larry) Crawford of Elizabethtown, KY, and Debbie (Jim) Ribble of Painted Post; son-in-law: Henry Scholtisek; stepchildren: Mert (Joan) Southard, Walt (Lucy) Southard, Paul Southard, Floyd Southard, Robert (Mary) Southard, Rodney (Marty) Southard, Jean (Steve) Paulhamus and Rosalie Southard; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ramona Kephart. Margie was predeceased by son, William (Billy) Smiley; daughter, Dorothy Smiley-Scholtisek; daughter, Brenda Southard; and her brother, Kenneth Keen, Jr. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 21st from 2 pm until 5 pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning. A funeral service will follow immediately after calling hours with Jim Radford officiating. Burial will be in Oldfield Cemetery, Hornby on Monday, August 22nd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Food Bank of The Southern Tier, 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903-9701 or Corning Meals on Wheels, Inc., 144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – August 20, 2011
KELTS, Ellsworth - Ellsworth Kelts, aged 57 years, died at 11 p.m. last Wednesday at the Tioga County Home. The funeral was held Saturday and the remains were taken to his former home in Covington for burial. Wellsboro Agitator, 22 Jan 1919.
KELTS, Ellsworth - Ellsworth Kelts, a life-long resident of Covington, died Jan. 16, aged about 54 years. He leaves one son, Emory Kelts, of Morris Run; two grandchildren and one brother, R. H. Kelts, of Covington. Wellsboro Agitator, 29 Jan 1919
KINGSBURY, Lyle – Killed in a Riot in Germany With U.S. Army of Occupation. Stonyfork, Feb. 3 – Mrs. Grace Kingsbury has received an official dispatch stating that her son, Lyle, has been killed December 18, during a riot following the entry of the American Army of Occupation on German soil. Lyle was at Big Bay, Michigan, when war was declared and enlisted with Michigan troops. Being assigned to Co. E. 19th Field Artillery, and sent to St. Louis, Mo.; later to Kelley Field, Texas, where he remained until he started for overseas on May 24, sailing for France. He survived the war and had written his mother that he expected to be home soon, but was assigned to the army of occupation. Lyle was born at Hoytville, Feb. 6, 1895, where he lived with his parents until 1910, when they moved to Stonyfork. Lyle was an active and cheerful young man, well-liked by his associates, and of generous disposition. The community extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved mother and grandmother who survive him. Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919.
KOSLOSKI Paul T. Kosloski
age 66, and Candace A. Coupe, age 53. Both died very unexpectedly recently after a loving partnership spanning the last 34 years. Paul died from a heart attack at home on June 19, 2011, and Candy died from bone and lung cancer on July 30, 2011. They lived in Spencer NY at a beautiful hilltop farm. Paul was employed by Mirion IST Division in Big Flats, NY and formerly worked at Toshiba and Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Elmira, NY and attended seminary. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war. He later attended Corning Community College where he met Candy. Paul loved listening to music, driving his Corvettes and tinkering with computers. Candy was employed by Hardinge in Elmira for 29 years until she was laid off in 2009. She recently got a job at the Corning Inc. Erwin Plant but was injured after only 5 weeks of work. Two weeks later, she was diagnosed with cancer. After 3 weeks of radiation treatments, she went home only to have her husband die 2 days later. Candy loved horses and dogs. As a child, she started collecting toy horses. She got her first real horse, Tammy, when she was 14. On their farm Candy and Paul always had horses and dogs. She loved going on trail rides with her horse buddies and was a member of the “Twin Tiers Trail Riders”. For several years she coordinated entries in the Spencer Parade. Paul and Candy never had children of their own but agreed to be guardians of her brother Tom’s twin 14 year olds, Cassie & T.J. Coupe when Tom died in 2003 unexpectedly. This is when Paul and Candy were married. Paul’s parents predeceased him, Mary Hayduk Kosloski in 1987 and Leonard S. Kosloski in 1995. Paul is survived by his life-long friend Conrad Schwenzer of Elmira. Candy is survived by her father John Coupe of Corning, a brother Charles (Jackie) Coupe, of Corning and a sister Marjorie (Stan) Solsky of Lindley, NY. Candy’s mother Mollie Coupe and a brother Tom Coupe predeceased her. She is also survived by nephews Andrew Coupe and T.J. Coupe; nieces Cassie (Joseph) Cron, Corey (Justin) Cornaire and Lonnie Solsky; and her dog Baron. There will be no services. Corning Leader – August 20, 2011
KROUT Florence L. Costantini
68, of Palmyra, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Born Aug. 17, 1943, in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Leonard Krout and Juanita (Pitman) Kentopp and was also preceded in death by a sister Joanne Graser. Surviving are her husband, Vincent Costantini; son, Philip Costantini of Lebanon; daughter, Pamela, wife of William Trautman of Lebanon; step-father, Herbert Kentopp of Florida; brothers, Jack Krout of Trevose, Bill Krout of Feasterville; and grandchildren, Molly and Wade Trautman with whom she loved to spend time. Private interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Memorial contributions may be made to American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852 or the American Heart Association , 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, Pa. 17043. Wellsboro Gazette – August 24, 2011
LANDMESSER Randy D. Landmesser
53, of Rome, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at home surrounded by his family following declining health. Randy was born on Sept. 11, 1957 in Towanda, Pa., the son of Glenn and Marilyn Miller Landmesser. He was employed by Masonite Inc. in Wysox for over 26 years. Randy loved to hunt and spend time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Abbie (Grover) Landmesser, daughter Krissa (Landmesser) Westbrook, three grandchildren Dakota, Harli, and Mahala Westbrook, parents Marilyn (Miller) Landmesser and Glenn (Herk) Landmesser, four brothers and one sister, mother in-law Edna (Yates) Grover and two sister in-laws, along with several nieces, nephews and many special friends. No funeral services will be held. Contributions in Randy's memory will gratefully be accepted by his family at 169 Lower Creek Lane, Rome, PA 18837. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Randy's family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review – August 26, 2011
LICHT Edward W. Licht
age 80, of Moon Twp., PA, died August 19, 2011. Born in Geneva, NY January 12, 1931 to the late Edward & Dorothy Salladin Licht. Edward was an Army Veteran and a 1952 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Electrical Engineering and was an International Director with Westinghouse retiring in 1993 with 35 years of service. An avid sports car buff he was a VSCCA member where he raced at Watkins Glen in a 1956 Lotus Eleven and obtained the nickname "Crazy Eddie", and had a plaque installed as a member of the Racing Hall of Fame at Watkins Glen. Edward loved to travel and loved the scenery of Spain and the People of Ireland. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marsha McIvor Licht; his children, Barbara (Gregory) Coon of Watkins Glen, Beverly (Robert) Nowlan of Pompano Beach, FL, David Licht of Brooklyn, NY, Gerie Licht of Lodi, NY, Elizabeth Licht of Corning, NY, Carolyn Licht of Anchorage, Alaska, Stephanie Licht of Moon Twp. and Lauren Licht also of Moon Twp.; and his 2 grandchildren, Ryan and Breana Coon. He was also predeceased by a twin brother, Fred Licht and a beloved aunt, Geneiveve Rosenblum. Family will receive friends Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Copeland Inc. Funeral Home, 981 Brodhead Rd., Moon Twp. PA. Services will be Wed. at 11AM in Sharon Presbyterian Church, Moon Twp., PA. Memorials to Stem Cell research in his name will be appreciated. Star Gazette – August 22, 2011
MATHIAS, John H. – Rev. John H. Mathias died Jan. 22, after a short illness of pneumonia, at his home in Philadelphia. He was a former pastor of the Baptist church of Knoxville. He is survived by his wife and four children. Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919
MCCABE, Edward - Edward McCabe, one of Arnot’s oldest, competent and careful miners, was injured by a fall of fall in No. 2 mines on November 14. He was removed to the Blossburg hospital, where it was found that he had received a compound fracture of the leg and was internally injured from which he died on Sunday, January 5, says the Herald. On October 1, 1868 (or 1888) he married Miss Jane Laffert at Wilkes Barre, and to them were born eleven children, three girls and eight boys. The following survive: Edward Jr. of Windberg, Frank, of Weborn, James of Johnstown, Roger of Bessemer, Ala.; Thomas, Alexander and Luke, at home; Mrs. Thomas McNamara of Miners’ Mills, Pa.; Jane and Mary at home. Mr. McCabe was one of Arnot’s most highly respected citizens. Wellsboro Agitator, 29 Jan 1919
McCRARY Nancye I. "Nan" Nigro
Longtime resident of Horseheads, NY died Saturday evening, August 20, 2011, following a brief illness. Daughter of the late Eugene and Nannie Cox McCrary. Nan was born on September 6, 1924 in Durham, NC. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Nigro. Nan spent much of her life at home with her cats and her grand kids. Nan is survived by her sons, Lawrence (Michelle) Nigro of Horseheads, NY and Steven Nigro of Florida. She is also survived by grandchildren, Ryan, Celeste, Melissa, Amanda, Christina, Michael and Christopher; six great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas McCrary of Cottageville, SC; and sister, Elizabeth Stafford of Falls Church, VA. Per Nan's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY. Burial in Bath National Cemetery beside her husband Richard will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her honor to Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Star Gazette – August 22, 2011
McDONALD Margaret Gamper (MAIDEN name: McDonald)
Age 81 of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, formerly of Lyons St., Elmira, NY, on Monday, January 13, 1997. Friends may call at the Holly-Keck & Baker Funeral Home on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. A prayer Service will be held at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Friday followed by a Funeral Service in St. Mary's Church, Elmira, NY at 10 a.m. with Deacon Robert Stowell officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Penn Yan, NY at the convenience of the family. Survivors include son, Brian Gamper of Elmira, NY; daughter Marilyn Gamper, of Horseheads, NY; sister in law, Orris McDonald of Binghamton, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Margaret was a retired school teacher with the Horseheads School District. (Elmira Star Gazette, page 2b, Wednesday, 15 January 1997)
MEEHAN Louis J.
Watkins Glen: Age 85, of County Line Road, Watkins Glen, died peacefully on Monday, August 22, 2011 at Seneca View in Montour Falls. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday, August 25, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 9:30am at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen, with the celebrant Rev. Paul Bonacci. Burial and committal services will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Louis was born March 28, 1926, at home on the land that was first settled by his family in 1810, in the Town of Reading. He was the son of the late John D. and Esther (Carney) Meehan. He was a lifelong Dairy Farmer and a former president, director, and agent of the Finger Lakes Casualty Insurance Company. He also worked as an assessor for the towns of Montour Falls and Reading. Lou was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church, member of BPOE 1546 Order of Elks and the Order of Redman of Watkins Glen. He was predeceased by his son, James Woodworth, and a brother, William Meehan. Lou is survived by his wife, Anne Meehan; step-children, Larry (Sheila) Woodworth of Hector, Nan Woodworth-Shaw (George Shaw) of Watkins Glen, Morgan (Linda) Woodworth of Covington, PA; brother and sisters, Kay Smith of Illinois, Vera Franzese of Watkins Glen, and Tom Meehan of Honeoye Falls; daughter-in-law, Lee Anne Woodworth of Watkins Glen; sister-in-law, Patricia Meehan of Watkins Glen; 6 grandchildren, Emily Bozeat, Paul (Viola) Woodworth, Leah Shaw, Rachel Shaw, Zach Woodworth, and Sameh Shaw; 2 great-grandchildren, Lester and Anna Bozeat; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Family of Friends Campaign, c/o "Schuyler Health Foundation", P.O. Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865; or St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891; or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. You Star Gazette – August 23, 2011
MEYERS Helen M. Sprague
Age 92 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday August 24, 2011. She was born in Big Flats, NY on May 30, 1919 the daughter of the late Michael and Katherine Meyers. She was pre-deceased by her husband Curtis Sprague of 52 years on May 26, 1990. Helen was an avid bowler and a member of numerous clubs and organizations, including the Order of the Eastern Star, Women's Ambulance and Defense Corps of America, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and of the Masons. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and a host of caring friends. It was Helen's wish that her funeral services remain private. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – August 26, 2011
MUNCASTER, Reid – Reid, aged 16 years, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Muncaster, formerly of this place (Cherryflats), died from the effects of an operation for appendicitis last week at Endicott, N.Y. Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919.
MURPHY Mary Frances (Murphy) Kane
Wilmington, DE: Mary Frances, age 84, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at Wilmington Hospital. She was born in Elmira, NY to the late Violet M. (Hunter) and Robert Murphy. Mary Frances's loving husband of 63 years, Thomas, died in May of 2011. She was predeceased by her only sister, Anna C. Schroeder. Mary Frances graduated from Elmira Free Academy and from St. Joseph's Hospital School for Nursing where she earned her registered nurses degree. Mary Frances was very active in the Girl Scouts and also enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading books. Mary Frances was a loving mother and is survived by her daughters, Patricia and her husband Mark Feigenbaum of Marlboro, NJ and Michelle and her husband Steve Glackin of Newark DE; grandsons, Matthew and Adam Feigenbaum and Justin Glackin; and nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Gilpin Hall, Hospice, and the staff at Wilmington Hospital. Burial will be at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery and services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to City Fare which aids seniors with daily meals. Star Gazette – August 21, 2011
NOLAN Margaret C. Berecki
88, of Waverly, NY, died Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Port Reading, NJ, the daughter of William and Mary Eva (Eak) Nolan. She is survived by daughter, Janice, (Joseph) Moraczewski, Spencer; grandchildren, Tracey Sherwood, Cindy Zingerella, Brian Moraczewski, Brenda Sparks; six great grandchildren; sister, Leona (Robert) Allen, Deptford, NJ; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Andrew Berecki; son, Gary Berecki and brother, James Nolan. Friends may call Tuesday, August 30, 2011 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. A private funeral service will be held later for family. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY. Memorials may be directed to Spencer Emergency Squad and American Cancer Society . Star Gazette – August 27, 2011
ORSER, Franklin B. – At his home in Watkins, Thursday morning, Jan. 28, at 1:30 o’clock occurred the death of Franklin B. Orser after an illness of three days of heart disease. Mr. Orser was a well-known newspaper man. For a number of years he was affiliated with the Addison Advertiser, and for 14 years he was editor and publisher of the Elkland Journal. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Marion, at home, and one son, First Sergeant F. Earle Orser, who is with the American Expeditionary Forces in France. Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919.
OVENS Ella M. Rought
Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend Ella M. Rought, 83, of Candor and for many years of LeRaysville, Pa., died Tuesday morning, Aug. 16, 2011 following a brief period of declining health. Ella was born on May 14, 1928 in Jessup Township, Pa., a daughter of the late William H. and Jennie M. (McGinnis) Ovens. She was a graduate of the LeRaysville High School and for many years owned and operated Rought's Garage in LeRaysville with her husband Marvin. Together they were married 44 years, until his passing on July 4, 1994. Many will remember Ella for her wit and "tell it like it is" attitude. Ella is survived by her children: Marlene (Mike) Dziuba of Pennsville, N.J., Stan (Norma) Rought of Yuba City, Calif., Dianna (Scott) Bennett of Candor, N.Y., Bill (Colleen) Rought of Wysox, Pa.; a brother Robert Ovens of Bridgeport, Conn.; sisters Esther Meager of Endicott, N.Y., Alice Mykovitch of Johnson City, N.Y., Jeanette McKercher of Binghamton, N.Y., Lois Lindemuth of Philadelphia, Pa.; her grandchildren: Thom (Dawn) Dziuba, Victoria Dziuba, Jason Rought, Andrea Bennett, Melissa Rought, Nicole Rought and Bill Rought. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Ella was predeceased by her husband Marvin L. Rought and a brother William "Bill" Ovens and sister Dorothy Petrick. Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation and time of sharing from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A gathering for family and friends will be held following calling hours at the home of Dianna and Scott Bennett. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to HOPS Ambulance, c/o Mr. James Seipler, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA 18837 in loving memory of Ella M. Rought. Towanda Daily Review – August 20, 2011
PHILLIPS Walter C. "Stubby" Phillips
53, of Millport, N.Y., formerly of Morris, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. Born Jan. 2, 1958, he was the son of Dale and Phyllis Osborn Phillips. His funeral was held Thursday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m., at the Sullivan Funeral Home, Horseheads, N.Y. Wellsboro Gazette – August 26, 2011
Walter C. “Stubby” Phillips, 53, of Millport, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Cindy Collins Phillips of Millport; a daughter, Desra Clemons of Horseheads; a son, Adam Phillips of Millport; his father, Dale Phillips; two brothers, Butch Phillips and Buster Phillips; and a sister, Sis Plumley. Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads. Services will be held there at 11 a.m. Thursday, Pastor Karen Boone officiating. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Corning Leader – August 15, 2011
POTTER, M.J. – Milton J. Potter, one of the most prominent residents of Potter county, died unexpectedly at 7:30 o’clock Saturday morning at his home in Coudersport, of neuralgia of the heart, after an illness of only a few hours duration. Mr. Potter was a 33rd degree Mason. He had been present at the Temple of the Scottish Rite Masons Friday evening and was there until a later hour, rehearsing for the degree work at the Consistory Reunion. Shortly after his return home he complained to Mrs. Potter that he did not feel well. Mr. Potter summoned Dr. F. G. Reese who lives next door and Dr. Reese administered remedies that brought temporary relief. Mr. Potter’s illness did not them appear to be serious. Shortly after 7 o’clock Saturday morning, he complained of having a very severe pain in his chest, as though someone were thrusting a knife into his chest. Mrs. Potter immediately went to consult Dr. F. G. Reese but when she returned to the house, she found Mr. Potter dead in his bed. Mr. Potter was president of the Coudersport Electric Light Company and manager of the American Silver Truss Company’s plant in that borough. When a young man he was cashier of the First National Bank of Coudersport and at the time of his death he was a large stockholder in that bank. For many years Mr. Potter had been active in politics although he never held public office. Mr. Potter had extensive land holdings in the county. For years he had been the land agent for the Keating estate. Besides his widow Mr. Potter is survived by a son, Robert Potter, who is in the United States Army at Miami, Fla., and by three other sons, Paul, Willard, and Milton, who live at home. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 Feb 1919.
PRESTWOOD Donald L.
Age 53, of Elmira, NY and formerly of Alabama, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 19, 2011, coming back from a camping trip. Don was born October 20, 1957, a son of Lebron and Helen Murray Prestwood. For 12 years Don worked at Quick Lube in Horseheads. Don is survived by his companion, Patty Hannan of Elmira, NY; mother, Helen Murray; sister, Sheila (Leon) Skyles, all of Ft. Payne, AL; daughter, Janna (Michael) Stevens of Lindley, NY; sons, Ryan, Patrick, Brian and Shaun Hannan; and granddaughter, Ellen Stevens. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 East Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Don will be laid to rest at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – August 22, 2011
PURDY Joanna Ruth Purdy Thornton
56, of Rome, Pa., went to be with her Lord on Aug. 17, 2011. Joanna was born June 22, 1955 in Johnson City, N.Y. She graduated from Ross Corners Christian Academy in 1973 and from Broome Community College with a Liberal Arts degree in 1975. She also attended SUNY Cortland for Recreational Education. Joanna worked for IBM Endicott, Savin Corporation, Sew-Much-More, and drove van for the North Rome Christian Academy. Joanna was a former active member of the Vestal Emergency Squad acquiring a cardiac tech level. She enjoyed scuba diving with the Neptunes Intruders and The Ed Gillette Memorial Educational Association Inc. before marrying and raising her beloved children. As a loving homeschooling mother for Oliver Logan, son and Arielle Ruth, daughter, Joanna was in a leadership role in LEAH (Loving Education At Home) and a member of CHAP (Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania). Joanna organized many homeschool physical education events and while working with the Boys and Girls Club of Endicott became the synchronized swimming coach for three years. She was actively involved with the 4-H program in multiple counties in New York and Pennsylvania. She was an avid gardener, and loved planning quilts with her fabric stash. In everything Joanna did she served her Lord and Master Jesus Christ. She leaves behind a beautiful story attesting to God's mercy and grace in our lives. She is survived by her husband Francis M.; two children, Oliver Logan and Arielle Ruth; her mother, Janice R. Purdy; and five siblings, Ivan Purdy Jr. of Triangle, N.Y., Kevin Purdy of Kingsley Pa., Joel Purdy of Towanda Pa., Daryl Jayne of Meshoppen, Pa., and Nathan Purdy of Baldwinsville N.Y. She was preceded in death by her father, Ivan D. Purdy Sr. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at the Hope Baptist Church in Wyalusing, Pa. where she attended with her family. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Towanda Daily Review – August 25, 2011
RENNELLS Roger Rennells
78, of Bradenton, Fla., and Ellisburg, Pa., died Wednesday (Aug. 24, 2011) in the Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla. Born March 24, 1933, in Coudersport, Pa., he was the son of Frank and Isabelle Smith Rennells. A US Army veteran, he served honorably during the Korean War from 1953-1955. On Oct. 17, 1953, in Brookland, Pa., he married the former Dorothy D. Beckhorn, who predeceased him on April 29, 1989. On March 16, 1991, in Genesee, Pa., he married the former Elizabeth “Liz” Baumgarner Erhard, who survives. Roger was employed by ABB Air Preheater in Wellsville for over 30 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Ellisburg Union Church and the Orange Grove Free Methodist Church in Bradenton, Fla. Surviving besides his wife, Liz, are two daughters, Debra (Rick) McHenry of Garner, N.C., and Diane (Ronald) Barker of Gainesville, Va.; three sons, David Rennells of Ellisburg, Pa., Darryl (Robin) Rennells of Raleigh, N.C., and Dale (Shelly) Rennells of Ellisburg, Pa.; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Kurt (Lois) Erhard of Spencerville, Md., and Van (Sandra) Erhard of Santee, Calif.; and a brother, Francis (Karen) Rennells of Mifflinburg, Pa. In addition to his first wife, he was predeceased by an infant brother, David Rennells. Friends may call at the Ellisburg Union Church on Monday (Sept. 5, 2011) from 9-11 a.m., with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul M. Karges will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa. Wellsville Daily Reporter – August 25, 2011
RICE Frances Rice Smith
91, of Towanda, Pa. died peacefully at her home on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Born at Mills Hospital in Towanda on Dec. 3, 1919, the daughter of F. Richard Rice and Helen Coolbaugh Rice, "Frannie" grew up on the family farm in Monroeton and attended the public schools in both Monroeton and Towanda before obtaining a degree from Bucknell University. Frannie was primarily a homemaker, but worked for the local rationing board during World War II. She served as secretary for the Monroe Borough Council for many years. Frannie was active in the George Clymer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, served as a volunteer for Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and participated in Towanda bowling leagues. She loved tennis, and continued to play well into her eighties.Frannie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Scott E. and Donna C. Smith, of Monroeton,; son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey A., and Ann M. Smith, of Towanda; daughter-in-law Eleanor Harden Smith of Monroeton; grandchildren Joshua Smith, Erica Smith, Nicholas Smith, Alison Smith, Schuyler Smith, Simon Smith, and David Smith, and sister-in-law, Margaret Smith Ross, of Elkhart, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, David Rahm Smith, Jr., and sons David R. Smith III, and Kirk C. Smith. The family will have private services, and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to Serve Inc., 22 Chiola Lane, P.O. Box 93, Monroeton, PA 18832 in Frances Rice Smith's memory. Towanda Daily Review – August 24, 2011
RICHARDSON, Harry Leon - Former Wellsboro Man, a Y.M.C.A. Secretary, Died in Italy. Harry Leon Richardson, of Elmira, for the past several months a Y.M.C.A. secretary with the Italian army in Italy, died at Florence, Italy, January 22, according to word received by Mrs. Richardson Saturday. The war has brought a double bereavement to Mrs. Richardson, whose son by her first husband, FRANCIS LACFOSTE, a member of Company L, also gave his life in the service of his country, says the Star-Gazette. Private laCoste was killed in action September 29, the day that Company L and the others of the 27th Division smashed through the famous Hindenburg line. His step-father, Harry Richardson, had been eager to get into the conflict, and this feeling was further intensified by the news of the death of his step-son. Mr. Richardson was unable to pass an army examination because of hernia and made application for appointment as a Y.M.C.A. secretary, during the time when this organization was making a big campaign for men to go overseas. He was accepted on June 22, and after taking a course of instruction, sailed from New York September 1. Secretary Richardson was assigned to work with the soldiers in Italy, where Red Cross headquarters was located at Bologna under the direction of John Nollen. Letters received from him had stated that he was greatly enjoying the work, but did not tell much of his experiences. He gave the impression that he was located at one of the Red Cross hospitals. Mr. Richardson suffered from an attack of influenza in October, of which he had written. The understanding was that he had recovered from this illness. However, the hernia had bothered him, and during a coughing spell, while he had the influenza, he is reported to have ruptured his other side. In December he underwent an operation, and it is believed here that he died as a result of this operation. Mr. Richardson was a native of Wellsboro. Besides his wife he is survived by his mother, one brother and one sister at Wellsboro, another brother in New Jersey and still another in Millerton. He was 37 years of age. Secretary Richardson was at one time an employee of the Willys-Morrow plant, which he left to become circulation manager for the Elmira Advertiser. He left the Advertiser to enter the Y.M.C.A. war service4. He was a faithful employee and easily made friends with all associated with him. He had frequently spoken of his desire to do something in the war and was over-joyed when his Y.M.C.A. application was favorably acted upon. On December 27, the nurse in charge of his case at the Italian hospital wrote Mrs. Richardson at her husband’s request, informing her that he was getting on satisfactorily, and telling her of the second rupture which he had sustained during a coughing spell. He had been operated upon about two weeks previous to the date of this letter. The nurse stated that he was an admirable patience, never complaining or objecting to treatment, although at times he suffered much pain. A cablegram informed Mrs. Richardson that her husband was in a serious condition and another letter was received from the Red Cross headquarters containing the cablegram which told of his death. This cablegram read: “Bologna, January 22 - Harry Leon Richardson died at 7 o’clock this morning in the American hospital at Florence. Shall send particulars soon. Inform wide. Signed, John Nollen” This letter explained that John Nollen was in charge of the work at the Italian headquarters at Bologna; also that it would take some time to send further details of Mr. Richardson’s death. The letter also explained that no bodies will be removed to this country until after the formalities of war have been concluded, and that even then it is possible that many bodies will not be brought home. Wellsboro Agitator, 29
ROBB, James – James Robb, aged 54 years, of Charleston, died yesterday morning about one o’clock at his home near Roundtop. He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Eric Johnson and Mrs. W. Hallock. The funeral will be held tomorrow and the remains will be taken to Scio, n.Y., for burial. Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919.
ROSSI Nicholas A. Rossi
age 74, of Knoll Road in Painted Post, NY died Thursday, August 25, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Nicholas was born in Elmira, NY on July 3, 1937, to Carmen and Marion (McIntyre) Rossi. He married Joan Canzoneri on August 23, 1958 at St. Anthony's Church in Elmira. He was a graduate of Cortland State Teachers College, received his Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois, and served as a principal in the Corning-Painted Post School District, retiring in 1998 from Severn Elementary School. He is survived by his wife Joan; six daughters, Colleen Williams of Buffalo, NY, Julianne Rossi of Chicago, IL, Kathleen (Wayne) Holder of Scottsdale, AZ, Johanna (Edward) Gigliotti of Painted Post, Dr. Ann Rossi of Chicago, IL, and Dr. Marie Rossi of Baltimore, MD; three sons, Nicholas A. (Karen) Rossi of Orlando, FL, Michael (Angela) Rossi of Denver, CO, and Christopher (Georgia) Rossi of Paris, France; two sisters, Angeline (Gerry) Kerwan of Elmira and Mary Catherine Carnegie of Columbia, SC; 14 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Sunday, August 28th from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 29th at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue in Corning at 10:00 AM with Father Patrick Connor officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. Corning Leader – August 26, 2011
SANDERS, Mae Grattan - Mrs. Mae Grattan died at her home in Galeton Jan. 19, at 5:30 p.m. after an illness of nearly two years. She had been confined to the bed for the past eight weeks. Although her death was not unexpected, it came as a shock to her many friends. She was an untiring worker, always thinking of the comforts of others, and her many good traits endeared her to those who knew and loved her, says the Leader Dispatch. Mae Saunders Grattan was born at Stonyfork, Pa., April 15, 1870, and had been a resident of Galeton for the past 23 years. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Grattan; one son, Charles C.; two sisters, Mrs. J.T. Wheat, of Buffalo, and Mrs. J. R. Smith, of Middlebury Center, and two brothers, Charles Sanders, of Elmira and William Sanders of Marsh Creek. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock Rev. J. R. Adams officiating; interment in West Hill cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 29 Jan 1919
SHORT Lena Mae Short Savino, age 62, of Wellsboro, PA, died at the Williamsport Hospital on August 17, 2011 after a short illness. Lena was born on December 13, 1948 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Basil, Sr. and Anna Moore Short. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles Mayo; sister, Genevieve Short Goodwin; and brother, Dale A. Short, Sr. Lena is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Savino, Sr.; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey R. Jr. and Rachel Savino of Mansfield; two brothers, Basil, Jr. (Elizabeth) and Harold (Rebekah), all of Wellsboro; two sisters, Ruby Webster of Wellsboro and Sharon Powers of North Carolina. She was also survived by aunts and uncles, many nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation and burial will be at the convenience of her family. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. Star Gazette – August 18, 2011
SMITH, Willis E. – Aged ?7 years was found dead in the road in front of his home Jan. 12 dead ---- due to apoplexy and frozen. He had been to Mansfield Saturday attending a meeting of the ---------League, and had accompanied his cousin Bert Smith home, reaching the latter’s place about 12 o’clock that night. Will’s home the Smith Brothers is but a short distance farther and Mr. Smith started toward it carrying a small bundle beneath his arm. Roland and Harland Pratt found him at about – o’clock lying face downward in the road, his hand by his side and the bundle still under his arm. The body was warm but efforts to revive him were futile. The extreme cold of the night combined with the attack of apoplexy had caused his death. He is survived by his mother Mrs. Mary A. Smith, an aged invalid, his brother Clarence; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Packard of Pine City, N.Y.; and Mrs. Lydia Collins of East Charleston. The funeral was held Tuesday at two o’clock. Mansfield Advertiser Wellsboro Agitator, 22 Jan 1919.
SMOUNTAS Margaret S. "Peg" Seiver
Formerly of Wellsboro, PA: Margaret S. "Peg" Seiver, age 90, of Youngstown, NY, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died August 19, 2011 at her home. She was the wife of the late Lloyd W. "Govner" Seiver who died October 13, 1997. Peg was born March 21, 1921 in Summit, NJ, the daughter of the late Thomas Smountas and Evelyn White Eastwood. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy, Cristobal Canal Zone, Panama. Peg was Tioga County Cartographer in the Assessment Office, and was Chief Assessor for the Tioga County Tax Office from 1960 until her retirement in 1986. Peg was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, a member of the Republican Committee for over fifty years, Judge of Election Board for fifty years, and member of the BPW for almost seventy years. Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law, William (Jennifer) Seiver, Hawk Point, MO, and Michael Seiver, Angelica, NY; daughters and son-in-law, Dr. Christine Harper, Lancaster, CA and Margaret (Nelson) Beard, Youngstown, NY; half-brother, Anthony (Judy) Eastwood, Saratoga Springs, NY; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Dorothy Reeves. Friends and family are invited to Peg's Life Celebration on Monday, August 22, 2011 from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Wellsboro, with Rev. John Chmil officiating. Burial in Until Day Dawn Cemetery in Angelica, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret's name to the Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. Star Gazette – August 20, 2011
SPENCER Floyd E. Spencer Jr.
Age 68 of Elmira, died Friday August 26, 2011. Survived by daughter, Roxanne Walker, Sayre, PA; son, Floyd ( Melanie) Spencer III, Elmira; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Jimmy; sister, Pat; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; pre-deceased by parents, Minerva and Floyd Spencer Sr. Floyd was retired from Finger Lakes DDSO. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Monday August 29 from 10 am until noon followed immediately by his funeral service at noon. Burial at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – August 27, 2011
SYLVIA Angela Faye Andrews
50, of Bath, NY, died Monday August 15, 2011 at the Vincent House in Wayland, NY. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Sylvia of Addison, NY. She was the mother of two daughters, Mandy and Cindy of Corning area and had 7 grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Charlene and Robert Burrell of Holland, MI, and Vicky and Roger Shelansky of Tampa, FL, brothers Charles and Shirley Sylvia of Batavia, and Francis and Pamela Sylvia of Zealand, MI, James Eastwood of the Elmira area, several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Harvest Baptist Church, 7568 Bath Hammondsport Road, Bath, NY, on Saturday August 27, 2011 at 2:00pm. Burial will be at the Woodhall Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. Corning Leader – August 23, 2011
TOMPKINS Sharon Ann (Tompkins) Gauvin
Horseheads: Sharon Ann (Tompkins) Gauvin, age 64 of Horseheads, NY died August 18, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Sharon is survived by husband Alfred, sons Scott Gauvin of Horseheads and Darrin Gauvin of Camarillo, CA., sisters Cheryl Parshall (Don) of Spencer, Jeannie (Pat) Gaffney of Alpine, Laurie (Larry) Lockwood of Enfield, Bonnie (Robert) Steinberg of Dunedin, FL; granddaughters Allyson Hancock of Montour Falls, Malia and Alexandra Gauvin of Camarillo, CA and several nieces and nephews. Relatives are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Sunday, August 21, 2011 between the hours of 4 PM to 7 PM. Her funeral service will be held at the Odessa United Methodist Church, Odessa, NY on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 10 AM, Interment will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or to the Odessa United Methodist Church. Star Gazette – August 20, 2011
UPHAM, Mary E. Pepper - Mrs. Mary E. Pepper, aged 78 years, died Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Manley, at Presho. Her maiden name was Mary Upham. Her husband George Pepper died several years ago. She is survived by three sons: William of Presho, John of the Pepper bakery of Addison and George,a farmer of Presho; one daughter, Mrs. William Manley of Presho; a brother Henry Upham of Watkins, and two sisters, Miss Clara Upham and Mrs. Adaline Cady of Elkland. (This note is mostly illegibile, I’ll try to read some of it) Wellsboro Agitator, 12 Feb 1919.
URBAN Michael C. Urban
Memorial Service for Michael C. Urban - A celebration of his life will be held at the Elks Club in Watkins Glen on Saturday September 03, 2011 from 1-4 PM. Reflections at 1:30. Please bring thoughts and memories to share. Luncheon to follow. Star Gazette – August 27, 2011
WALSH Thomas K. Walsh
51 of Corning, NY, died August 3 at home. Tom was born in West Islip, NY. He was predeceased by brothers, James and Brian. Survivors are children, Veronica Quick and Thomas; sisters, Jacqueline, Kathleen and Denise of Florida; brothers, Harry and Anthony of Islip, NY, and Dennis of Nebraska. He is also survived by mother, Veronica of Winter Haven, Florida and long time companion, Linda Campbell of Corning. He will be greatly missed and thought of by many, especially at Xmas time when he played Santa for so many. Our loss is Heaven's gain! Star Gazette – August 28, 2011
WILLIAMS, Stephen – Stephen Williams died Feb. 1, after a six months’ illness of heart disease. He was born in Covington, May 3, 1843, and married Miss Katherine Snyder in 1867. Although not accepted as a soldier, owing to some disability, he served two years in the South, showing his patriotic spirit to Uncle Sam. He was a glass gatherer and in the past years working in many glass factories, residing in Findlay, Ohio, eight years, also other places besides Arnot and Blossburg. He was an industrious, hardworking man, a good neighbor, and will be missed. The funeral was held from the home, Rev. W.E. Wells officiating. Three children and two brothers survive, besides Mrs. Williams. – Covington Sun. Wellsboro Agitator, 12 Feb 1919.
WILLIAMS, Stephen – Stephen Williams died February 1 after a six months’ illness of heart disease. He was born in Covington, May 3, 1843, and married Miss Katherine Snyder in 1867. Although not accepted as a soldier, owing to some disability, he served two years in the South, showing his patriotic spirit to Uncle Sam. He was a glass gatherer and in the past years worked in many glass factories, residing in Findlay, Ohio, for eight years, also other places besides Arnot and Blossburg. – Herald Wellsboro Agitator, 19 Feb 1919.
? Grace Cummings – Mrs. Grace Cummings died at her home in Osceola on February 7. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Wilma, and one sister, Mrs. Sabra Heath, of Rathbone. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 Feb 1919.
? Rose McElligott
Elmira: Age 89, died at her home on Friday morning, August 12, 2011, A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Star Gazette – August 21, 2011
? Carol L. Paul
of Litchfield, Pa., died on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. On Dec. 22, 1961, Carol was united in marriage to Kenneth Paul, who survives her at home. She and her husband served as missionaries in Bolivia, South America for 12 years. They moved back to the Valley in 1979. Carol loved many people, impacted many lives for the Lord. They are long-time members of Cross Roads Family Ministries. Carol is survived by her daughters Taunya Paul and her husband Jason of South Carolina, Crystal Ray and her husband Lyndon of Litchfield, Leann Williams and her husband Doug of Denver, Pa., Sherilyn Bubniak and her husband David of Waverly; her grandchildren, Kara Eberlin and her husband Marc of Athens, Hollyann Yoder and her husband Jon of Lititz, Pa., Melissa Williams, Brandon and Sean Bubniak and great-granddaughter Autumn Rayne Eberlin; and many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. A celebration of Carol’s life will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Cross Roads Family Ministries, 353 Fulton, St., South Waverly. The family would ask in lieu of flowers donations can be made to mission work at Cross Roads Family Ministries. Sayre Morning Times – August 24, 2011
? Glenora E. Rogers
71, died Aug. 5, 2011. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no funeral. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Williamsport Sun Gazette – August 21, 2011
? Helen J. Taylor
died August 11, 2011. She was predeceased by husband John.
She is survived by sister Lulu Hewitt and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – August 24,