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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

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Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

 

Tri County Clippings- Page Five Hundred Eleven
This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE - Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it..


 

BADGER Jody Kay Miller

age 50, of 45000 Route 6, Wyalusing, Pa., died at her home in Browntown, Wyalusing Twp., Pa., on Saturday evening Sept. 10, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, after a long lingering illness.  Jody was born in Towanda, Pa. on Aug. 16, 1961, a daughter of the late Edna Bailey Badger, who died in 1988. Most of her life was spent in the Wyalusing and New Albany area, where she was a member of the Wyalusing Valley High School, class of 1980.  From 1979 until 1988, Jody was a seamstress at the Meshoppen Dress Factory.  On June 14, 1986, Jody married Thomas Miller, to whom she has been married to for the last 25 years. From the time Jody was married, she has been a full time wife and mother for her family. Her entire life was dedicated to her family and home, taking great pride in making her home look its very best.  In her spare time, before her ill health, Jody was a very active member of the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department, where she was awarded the 2007 WVVFD Celebration Helper of the Year. She was also active around the Wyalusing Community, also being awarded the 2008 Wyalusing Outstanding Citizen. Jody was also a member of the Wyalusing Rainbow Club. In her spare time she loved being surrounded by her very large family.  Surviving is her husband, Thomas Miller, of Wyalusing, Pa.; her daughter, Brandy Lee Carr of East Syracuse, N.Y.; and her son Andrew Thomas Miller, of Wyalusing, Pa., a student at Penn State Lehman. Jody also had three grandchildren, Samantha Carr, Holly Carr, and Maddux Jones, all of East Syracuse, N.Y. She was also survived by her many siblings, Richard and Lois Badger of Gillett, Pa., Art and Pam Badger of Dushore, Pa., Debbie Nogalo of Laceyville, Pa., Wendy and Bob Smith of Greenville, N.C., Terry and Beth Badger of Athens, Pa., Peg and Kevin Huyck of Laceyville, Pa., Mark Badger of Davenport, Fla., Tim and Patty Badger of LaPlata, Md. and Charlie Badger of Harrisburg, Pa. and many nieces and nephews. Jody also is survived by a special aunt, Ruth Herburt of Towanda, Pa.  Funeral services will be held on at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church with Rev. Barry Ballard of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa. from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 or from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church until the time of the service.   In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Mrs. Alice Matson, P.O. Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853.    Towanda Daily Review - September  13, 2011

 

BALLENTINE Harriet "Bally" MacKenzie

died Sept. 13, 2011.  She was born in Smithfield Township, Bradford County, Pa., on June 21, 1921. After graduation from East Smithfield High School she attended Bucknell University graduating in 1944. Harriet taught English and Latin at Wellsboro (Tioga County) High School in 1944-'45. She was then editor of Campbell Soup Company Camden edition of their company magazine from 1946-'52. Harriet married Howard M. Ascough Jr. in 1948 and moved to Paoli, Pa. in 1953. He died in 1988.  She was a volunteer in fair housing council and affordable housing groups for many years. Harriet helped form the Housing Partnership of Chester County and was its first president in 1988. She was an active member of the League of Women Voters for almost 20 years. She taught English as a second language for the International Hospitality Program and International House at the University of Pennsylvania for many years. Harriet moved to Whitehorse Village in 1990 where she met and married James S. MacKenzie September 18, 1993. He died Aug. 24, 2011.  Harriet is survived by her brother, George Everett Ballentine and wife, Phyllis, of Danville, Ind.; Alan, Colin and Christopher MacKenzie of Phoenixville, Pa.; nephews Scott, wife Vicki, Ballentine, Wayne, wife Jane, Ballentine of Indiana.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 in the Chapel of Whitehorse Village, 535 Gradyville Rd., Newtown Square, Pa with interment to follow at Philadelphia Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to The League of Women Voters or a charity of the donor's choice.  Towanda Daily Review - September 16, 2011

 

BOWEN Theodore K. "Ted"

Elmira: Born April 13, 1948 in Syracuse, NY. On Saturday, September 17, 2011, Ted's heroic 15-year battle with cancer came to an end and he went to his rest with Christ. Ted's good humor, courage and grace throughout his battle were an inspiration to those who knew him. He was principal of Thomas Edison High School in Elmira Heights from 1987 to his retirement in 2003. Ted was a passionate golfer and spent many happy hours at Corning County Club, where he served as club president and board member. As much as he loved being on the golf course his true passion was spending time with his immediate and extended family.  Ted is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Eileen Lane Bowen; daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Greg Tombline with their son Joshua; brothers and sisters, Nancy (Walter) McKeen, Pamela Bowen, Daniel (Patty) Bowen, Phillip Bowen and Terry (Bruce) White; along with a large, loving extended family.  Ted will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.  Friends and family are invited to pay their respects to Ted and to help celebrate his life. Calling hours are on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira.   Those wishing may remember Ted with a donation to Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642-0002.  Star Gazette – September 20, 2011

 

BRACE Norton A.

With sadness we note the passing on Monday, September 12, 2011 of our beloved father and grandfather, Norton A. Brace, of Elmira Heights, NY. Norton was born on October 11, 1924 to the late Adelbert and Bernice (Tichenor) Brace. He was predeceased by his wife, Delores in 2008. Norton is survived by his daughter, Susan, sons, David (Joyce), Robert (Marlene) and Thomas (Cyndi); grandchildren, Eric, Craig, Matthew and Adam Brace; sister, Rhea Peppard. Norton was proprietor of Brace Tool & Machine Shop, in Elmira Heights. He enjoyed many happy times with his family at their cottage on Keuka Lake. He will be missed dearly. Norton requested that his services be private.  Star Gazette – September 13, 2011   

 

BUTCHER Lillian M. Butcher Esaias Chamberlain

93, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at her home in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Lillian was born February 14, 1918 in Millerton, PA, to parents Harry and Ruby Butcher. She attended Millerton High School graduating in 1936. In 1940, Lil would marry Richard (Dick) Esaias. In 1949 they moved to a farm in Columbia Crossroads, PA. It was there she raised her four children. In 1965, they moved to Blossburg, where Lil worked as a clerk at the 5 & 10 store and later as an assistant manager of Widmanns. In 1980, she retired to DeLand, Florida with husband Laverne (Pete) Chamberlain where she lived until moving back to PA in April, 2011. As one of 12 children, Lillian developed a love and dedication to her family. The ultimate matriarch, she inspired this same sense of family devotion in everyone around her. To her, any free time was family time. Lil loved to play cards, bingo, and go camping while taking any and all opportunities to involve even the youngest family member. Many of us learned how to play and win thanks to Lil. Her strong competitive nature taught us the importance of giving our best, and inspired us to set out and accomplish even our loftiest goals. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Butcher and Ruby Smith, husbands, Richard (Dick) Esaias and Laverne (Pete) Chamberlain, mother-in-law, Grace Edwards, father-in-law, George Edwards, brothers, Harry Butcher, Harold Butcher, Bob Butcher, Raymond Butcher, and Bill Butcher, sisters, Blanche Gregory, Mary Rusin, Carol Morrison, and Hazel Toothacker. Also, preceding Lillian in death are her brothers-in-law, Sam Gregory, Mike Rusin, Jack Toothacker, Bill Tanner, Guy Houser, and Des McCann, sisters-in-law, Margaret Butcher, Margareta Butcher, Doris Butcher, Agnes Butcher, Irene Butcher, and Ellen McCann, step-son, Gale Chamberlain, and step-son-in-law, Robert Bovier. Lillian is survived by her sisters, Phyllis Houser, Ruby Tanner and her brother-in-law, George Morrison, her children, Kathy Young, Sherry (Jake) Wrisley, Ruby (John) Driebelbies, and son, Wyatt (Rick) (Faye) Esaias, her step-children, Tim (Colleen) Chamberlain, Terry Chamberlain, Donna (Babe) Bovier, and Sandy Chamberlain Wood (Jim). In addition, Lil is survived by her grandchildren, Cindy (David) Saska, Kipper (Darlene) Burleigh, Anita (Roger) Bellows, Cam (Mary) Wrisley, Tristen and Troy Esaias, Ryan (Alicia) Welch, Dixie (Mike) Williams, Samantha and Patrick Driebelbies, her step-grandchildren, Mike (Ginnie) Chamberlain, Joe (Judi) Chamberlain, Judy (Dave) Johnston, Julie (Kevin) Comfort, Lori (John) DeWitt, and Dan (Beth) Chamberlain, Sharayah, Noelle, Christianna, Kayla, Noah, and Jeremiah Chamberlain, Corey Chamberlain, Robbi (Cindy) Bovier, Keith (Theresa) Bovier, Scott Bovier, Jan (Maureen) Bovier, and Marnie Bovier-King. She is survived by great-grandchildren, Zack, Colton, and Jake Saska, Mason Bellows, Bo, Brock, Brent, and Brody Burleigh, Melanie and Missy Jo Welch, Anthony and Jasmine Williams; her step-great-Granchildren, Korin Terry, Emily and Evan Chamberlain, Jessie Bovier, Megan and Destiny Bovier, Dianne, Jack, Lilly, and Emily Coons, Esther, Hillary, and Trace Bovier, Kyle, Sean, Vanessa, and Austin King, Jamie (Natalie) Taylor, Rachael Taylor, Joe (Kelly) Chamberlain, Chad, Addison and Mallory Chamberlain, Jordan Johnston, Travis (Melanie) Scott, Madilynn Scott, Tyler Comfort, Brandi Butcher, Derreck DeWitt, and Kyle Chamberlain. Lil is also survived by her dearest friend, Jackie Cady of Deland, and her trusted companion Dazie. At her request, no funeral or viewing will be held; instead a graveside service will be conducted in Blossburg, PA, July 4, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jasmine Wellness Fund @ Citizens & Northern Bank, 1085 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933 Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, PA assisted the family.  Star Gazette – September 21, 2011    

 

BYRD John (Jack) Irving Byrd Jr.

67, of Bath, NY died on Thursday September 15, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with his family by his side. John was born on February 29, 1944 in Rutherford, Conn., the son of the late John and Irma Byrd Sr. He graduated from Southside High School. He was a member of the Army.  His interest included barbering, gardening, fishing, dancing, and reading. He worked at the Elmira Psychiatric Center for many years until he retired in 2006. He also transported Amish to Michigan.  He was predeceased by his father John Byrd Sr. and mother Irma Byrd.  He is survived by his wife Janet Brace Byrd of Bath, NY., son Ryan and daughter-in-law Kate, daughter Caitlin and son-in-law Mike, grandchildren Nolan, Caleb, Anna, Liam, his sister Nancy Byrd-McCarthy and brother-in-law Tom McCarthy, nephews Brendan, and Sean, great nephews and nieces Kiersten, Kaelyn, Keenan, Connor, and Brooke, sister-in-law Carol Burlingame and husband Bill, nieces Tiffany Robertson and Cassie Setzer, and his wife’s children Amy Murphy, Jamie Landsborough, and Scott Landsborough, and many step-grandchildren.  Calling hours are being observed on Thursday September 22, 2011 from  6:00pm to 7:00pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where his Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00pm with the Reverend James Hall Officiating.     Corning Leader – September 18, 2011  

 

CAMPBELL Harrison Sherwood Campbell

resident of Wellesley, MA for 31 years, died June 20, 2011 in Columbus, OH.  He was 85. Born in Athens, PA and a graduate of Athens High School, he joined the Navy at age 16. He was a graduate of both MIT and Columbia and worked with Rand in Santa Monica, CA and later at Charles River Associates in Boston, MA. He taught at the University of Lowell in MA and served as finance chair of the State Board of the United Church of Christ in MA.  Harrison leaves his wife of 61 years, Joyce Macdonald Campbell, and four sons: Bruce, Alan, Drew and Harrison Jr. Preceded in death by parents Herbert and Mary (Wands) Campbell of Athens, sister Janice (Campbell) Candela Tate and daughter-in-law Jama. Memorial service at 1:00 pm at Wellesley Congregational Church in Wellesley, MA on September 17.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Sayre Morning Times – September 14, 2011   

 

CLARK Stephanie Clark McGuire

Stephanie J. Clark McGUIRE, 50, of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, September 17, 2011 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY.  She was born September 21, 1960, in Bradford, PA.  Surviving are: her mother, Doris F. Clark of Ulysses; a son, Benjamin Swan of Florida; a sister, Tracey (Dale) Stermer of Wellsboro, PA; nieces, Morgan (Wayne) Ergott of Addison, NY and A1C Ashley (Nicholas) Zarokowski of Osan, Korea; a nephew, Robert J. Ace of Clarks Summit, PA; two aunts, Ruth Gamble and Jeanne Cole, both of Ulysses; a half-brother, Thomas Clark of Manlius, NY; and a half-sister, Caroline Jones of Mobile, AL.  She was predeceased by her father, Francis E. Clark; and a half-brother, Richard A. Clark.   A graveside service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise - September 18, 2011

 

CLEVELAND James E

Age 80, of College Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, died at home Sun. Sept. 11, 2011 with his family by his side. He was born in Elmira, NY on Aug. 8, 1931 to James and Erma (Ostrander) Cleveland. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Paula "Polly" Cleveland; son, Joseph (Pamela) Cleveland of Elmira Heights, NY; stepsons, Carl DeWitt of Athens, PA, James (Trudy) DeWitt of Summerville, SC, Guy (Judy) DeWitt of Athens, PA and Scott DeWitt of Nutter-Fort, WV; grandchildren, Heather and Joseph Cleveland of Elmira Heights, Brandy and Jessica DeWitt, Chelsea and Tyler DeWitt, Nicole DeWitt, all at home; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and many good friends and neighbors. Jim was a graduate of Thomas A. Edison in Elmira Heights and was one of the last retirees from American LaFrance when the plant closed in 1985. He was a veteran of the US Navy and active baseball coach for Southport Recreation in the late 60's and early 70's. He will be missed by his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed. Sept. 14, 2011 from 4-7:00 p.m. His service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Burial service will take place privately.    Star Gazette – September 13, 2011   

 

COLE Ira E. Cole

93, of Glen Valley Road, Athens, Pa. died on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.  Ira was born on June 22, 1918 in Windham, Pa. a son of the late Merritt and Cecil (Walker) Cole. Ira was a former member and past board member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Waverly and was a co-founder and member of the Athens Wesleyan Church. Ira was a long time employee of IBM in Endicott and Owego. In addition he also drove school bus for the Athens and Sayre schools; many will remember his smile and caring ways of crossing area children to school until the age of 85. He enjoyed horses, farming, visiting with others at the Valley Stock Yard.   Ira and Mary always enjoyed sharing meals with others whether it was at a local diner or a church supper. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and many children whose lives he brightened.   Ira is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary (Kishbaugh) Cole; his children, David and Ruth Cole of Athens, James and Patti Cole of Sayre, Robert and Margaret Cole of Athens, Marilyn Mosher Williamson and Joe Williamson of Trout Run, Pa. and Nancy and Ryan Miller of Tioga Center, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Carol Mitchell of Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law John and Susan Cole and James (Lou) Cole, all of State College; a sister Rosella Hess State College, Pa.; fifteen grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and their families.   Ira was predeceased by his parents, his first wife Marion Dawn Cole on Feb. 2, 1954, a son, Gary Mitchell, a son-in-law, Thomas Mosher, a brother, Robert Cole and a sister, Bertha Stoner.  Funeral services and a celebration of Ira's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Rev. Larry Day, officiating.   Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel.   Towanda Daily Review – September 20, 2011 

 

COLLINS Maureen A. Palmer

Elmira Heights: Age 71 died at home on Monday, September 12, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Maureen was born in Elmira on August 30, 1940, a daughter of the late Robert and Lucy (Pulaski) Collins. She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Jay E. Palmer; sons and daughters-in-law, Craig J. and Jennifer Palmer of Elmira, with their children, Lauren, Caitlin, Sarah and Steven; Scott R. and Theresa Palmer of Plant City FL, with their children, Eric, Tara and Jenna; daughter and son-in-law, Karen P. and Scott Anglehart of Elmira Heights, with their daughters, Anna and Olivia Hoyt and Margaret Anglehart; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ellen Collins of Sayre PA; sister Donna O'Buckley of Elmira; sister-in-law Alois Riker; brother-in-law Zane (Jean) Palmer, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Maureen was a lifelong resident of Elmira Heights. She and Jay have operated Palmer's Hallmark in the Heights since 1977. Active in the community, Maureen twice served as a board member with the Elmira Heights School District, worked in the Reading Lab and was in charge of the tutoring program at Thomas Edison High School. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Friday, September 16, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Casimir's Church on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Maureen to the TAE Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund, c/o Thomas Edison High School, 2083 College Ave, Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Maureen's family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Joseph Navone, Priscilla Nicotra and the staff at the Hematology Oncology Associates of C.N.Y. for the wonderful care provided to Maureen for the last 11 years.  Star Gazette – September 14, 2011

 

COOLICK Ann Catherine Ungvarsky

Formerly of Sayre, PA: Ann Catherine Ungvarsky, age 81, of Gahanna, Ohio died on Thursday, September 15, 2011. She was born on December 1, 1929 in Sayre, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Catherine Coolick. She retired from Columbus Public Schools after 22 years of service. She was a longtime member of St. Matthew the Apostle Church in Gahanna. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, David Joseph Ungvarsky; and sister, Mary Elizabeth Kubinski. Survivors include her children, Mary Catherine (Keith) Cowgill and David Michael (Gail) Ungvarsky; grandchildren, Edward David Cowgill and Colleen Mary Cowgill; and brother, Philip Coolick. Ann enjoyed cooking, reading, and exercising. Friends may call on Monday, September 19, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd. (at Beecher Rd.) Gahanna. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 807 Havens Corners Rd., Gahanna, Ohio. Fr. Ryan Schmidt, celebrant. Interment will follow at Mifflin Cemetery, Gahanna, Ohio.   Star Gazette – September 18, 2011 

 

CROSS Cheryl Ann Slocum

April 26, 1938 – September 9, 2011  Cheryl  Ann Slocum died on Friday, September 9th after a short battle with cancer. Cheryl touched so many people’s lives with her nurturing and inspired us with her adventurous spirit and genuine zest for life.   Cheryl was born in Painted Post, NY, the youngest of five daughters to Frank and Florence Cross. She graduated from Painted Post High School where she was involved in absolutely everything from band to yearbook to drama club. She later graduated from Arnot Ogden Hospital, School of X-ray Technology in Elmira, NY. She married David Slocum in 1960 and the two relocated shortly thereafter to California. Together, they raised two amazing children in Walnut Creek, and also lived for a year in Mexico and fourteen years in England. Cheryl had a great passion for world travel and she became a professional Travel Agent in 1976. She started her own travel agency and ran it successfully for many years. Cheryl was very involved with Trinity Hospice in London and Hospice of the East Bay in CA. During the mid-1980’s she hosted a TV series called “Death and Dying”, which aired on PBS. She and Dave eventually retired to their summer home in California and winter home in Florida – when they were not travelling abroad.  Cheryl is survived by her husband of 51 years, David John Slocum and her daughter, Dr. Susan Lynn Slocum. She is also survived by two sisters, Beverly Sokira and Florence Miller, both of whom live in Corning, N.Y. Cheryl was sadly preceded in death by her son, James David (J.D.) Slocum, who also passed of cancer at the age of nineteen in 1988. The family takes comfort in knowing that Cheryl and J.D. are together once again. She is also preceded in death by her two sisters, Georgia (Dodie) Cross (who passed in 1998) and Betty Rogerson (who passed in 2011).  Friends are invited to a visitation on Tuesday, September 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, and a funeral service on Wednesday, September 14th at 11:00 AM. Both will be held at Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette, CA. Reception following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice.  Corning Leader – September 13, 2011  

 

CURRY Edward D. CURRY

68, of Genesee, PA, died Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.   Born August 18, 1943, in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of Fred D. and Dorothy M. Granger Curry. On October 24, 1975, in Shinglehouse, PA, he married the former Lila S. Dickerson, who survives.  A Vietnam War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army from 1964 — 1965. He was employed by ABB Air Preheater in Wellsville, NY for 11 years.  Ed was a member of the Genesee United Methodist Church, the Genesee Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company, serving as Chief, President, Captain, radio operator, and ambulance driver, and a life member of the Southwestern Firemen’s Association.  He served as girls softball coach in Whitesville, NY for several years and as a baseball umpire for all age levels.   Surviving besides his wife, Lila, are: two sons, Robert (Tracey) Nelson of Genesee and Scott (Christie) Curry of Evans, GA; a daughter, Jo Ann (Todd) Phillips of Genesee; six grandchildren, Deven Phillips, Mandy Slawson, Ryan Slawson, Conner Phillips, Emma Nelson, and Cameron Curry; a brother, Kenneth Curry of Wellsville; two sisters, Marilyn (Louis) Swarthout of Tampa, FL and Betty Sheard of Wellsville; nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Richard Curry; and two sisters, Joyce Darling and Marge McGlier.   Friends may call Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 3:00 – 5:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, September 19, 2011 in the Genesee United Methodist Church. The Rev. Deborah L. Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville, NY, where Military Rites will be accorded.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Fire Company Building Fund, Genesee, PA 16923.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – September  16, 2011

 

DEAN Donald Michael

43, of Burdett and formerly of Goldsboro, NC, died after a battle with cancer on September 9, 2011 at Update Medical Center in Syracuse. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Tuesday, September 13, from 12-2pm; followed by a funeral service at 2pm. Mike is survived by sons, Aaron and Ethan Dean of Watkins Glen; mother, Margaret Dean of Burdett; brothers, Rex (Donnell) Nunemaker of PA, Brad Nunemaker of PA, and sister, Elizabeth (Charles) Hill, of TX. He was predeceased by his father, Donald M. Dean. Mike graduated from Watkins Glen Central in 1987; and served in the US Army. He was a life member of the V.F.W., Watkins Glen and a member of the Montour Moose.   Star Gazette – September 11, 2011

 

DePEW Frederick DePew

age 80, of County Rd. 14, Montour Falls, NY died Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital.  Fred was born on October 28, 1930 in Montour Falls, the son of Russell and Frances Pelham Depew. He graduated from Odessa-Montour Falls Central School in 1949. He then attended Elmira College and SUNY at Oswego, where he received a degree in Vocational Technical Education. Fred was a retired 1st Sergeant in the United States Army, serving over 20 years for the Corp. of Engineers. He also served 25 years and retired from the New York State Department of Correctional Services as an Educational Supervisor. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Carpenters & Jointers of America, the BPOE of Watkins #1456, American Legion Post of Watkins Glen, and a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church of Watkins Glen. He loved his family and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Fred is survived by his wife Rosemary Simiele Depew; brothers, Claude Oliver Depew of Honeoyne, Clyde Orville Depew of Prattsburg, and Eugene Nelson of Zephyr Hills, Florida; sisters, Ruth Ainah Bennett of Montour Falls and Sarah Mary Copper of Florida; special niece, Krista Green, and many other wonderful nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers Russell Paul, Gail Francis, and Bela Earl (Bill) Depew; and sister, Doris Anna Field. His brother, Ernest Neal Depew, died as an infant.  Friends may call at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 5th Street, Watkins Glen, between 4 and 8pm, Thursday, September 22, 2011. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am, Friday at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, with Father Paul Bonacci officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Watkins Glen. A reception will follow at the BPOE Lodge of Watkins #1456.  Contributions in Mr. Depew's honor may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 2386 County Route 10 - Alpine, NY 14805; the Falck Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905-1629l; or a charity of one's choice.   Arrangements are with the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.  Star Gazette – September 20, 2011

 

DOAN Elaine D. Farr

age 90, died Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at Founders Pavilion in Corning, NY. Elaine was born July 9, 1921 in Knoxville, PA, a daughter of Lynn W. and Emma (Bellows) Doan. She was predeceased by her husband, James E. Farr, in 1979. She was a member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church and enjoyed taking care of children. Elaine was a buyer for the Children's Department at Rockwell's in Corning, NY for 35 years. Elaine is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Rebecca Farr of Sommerville, NC, Glenn and Diane Farr of Big Flats, NY; a daughter, Pamela McIntosh of Lawrenceville, PA; 9 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 1 great step-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, James, a granddaughter, Jennifer Farr Powell, and a brother, Reed Doan. A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – September 16, 2011  

 

DOANE Ada D. Cope Westcott Walenta

of Seneca View Nursing Facility, formerly of Beaver Dams, NY died on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital. She was born January 10th, 1915 in Spencer, NY to Addison & Clara Leonard Doane. She was married to John Cope & William Westcott. Both predeceased her as well as her one half sister, half-brother and a step sister. She received her education in the Spencer School System, was a member of the Spencer-VanEtten Alumni Association Class of 31, Moreland Presbyterian Church, Olive Branch Grange, Watkins Glen Shequaga Council #340 Degree of Pocahontas, Senior Citizen Club & RSVP of Schuyler County. She was employed at Corning Incorporated with over 50 years active & retired service. Mrs. Walenta is survived by her step-daughters, Joyce (Roy) Clark of Watkins Glen, NY, and Elizabeth (Ross) Cavallero of Corning, NY; step-sons, Keith (Sandra) Cope of Geneva, NY and Wayne (Cathy) Cope of Columbia, Maryland; 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and special cousin, Lynn Doane. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service for Mrs. Walenta on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Beaver Dams Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Moreland Presbyterian Church, c/o J. Shaneley, 191 Johnson Hollow Road, Millport, NY 14864.   Star Gazette – September 15, 2011   

 

ELLISON Victor “Vic” Kenneth Ellison

34, of Main St., Big Flats, died very unexpectedly at home on Sunday, September 11, 2011.  Victor was born March 12, 1977 in Corning, NY.  He was a beloved Son, Father, Brother and Uncle.  Victor had many friends and family.  He was a people person and loved talking.  He loved his family and spending time with them.  He loved anything with a motor, cars, motorcycles, four wheelers and electronics.  An impression of Victor will always live on in our hearts.  Victor is survived by his Mother and Father, Lynne and Brian Richards of Corning, Daughter, Brielle Ellison and her mother, Lisa Ellison of Caton, Sisters, Crystal (James) Chaffee of Corning and Tiffany Richards of Corning; Nephews, Adam, James and Matthew Chaffee of Corning; Aunt, Beverly Ellison and Cousin Richard Hill of Corning; Sarah (Shane) Shedrick of Campbell; his girlfriend, Becky Moshier.  He was predeceased by his Grandmother, Gertrude Ellison, Grandfather, Victor “Doc” Ellison, Grandpa, “Bob” Jack and Aunt Kimberley Ellison.   His time here was too short but he always lived life to the fullest. The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Dan Barnard Officiating.  Committal prayers and interment will follow in Hope Cemetery Annex, Corning.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made once a trust fund has been established for his daughter, Brielle.    Corning Leader - September 16, 2011   

 

FALLS Judith Ann  "Judy" Sills

A longtime resident of the Horseheads community, died Thursday evening, September 15, 2011 at home with her loving family by her side at the age of 67. Born on November 16, 1943 in Elmira, Judy was the daughter of the late William P. & Lucille Pack Falls. She married Antonio L. "Tony" Sills in 1979. Judy was the proprietor of Marians Gifts & Ceramics, Southport where she enjoyed caring for her customers and meeting new people within the community. "Judy's family and very special ceramic family will continue to operate her store." She was a loving and devoted mother to her family who survive, husband of 32 years, Tony Sills, Horseheads; son, William J. (Kathy) Quail, KY with their children, Colin and Alex; daughter, Sheri Quail-Trombetta, Elmira with her sons, Patrick and Mathew; stepson, Antonio L. (Renee) Sills II, Lancaster, PA; stepson, Jason (Robin) Sills, Lancaster, PA with their daughter, Mia; brother, Richard Falls, Elmira; nieces, nephews and a special niece, Debbie Smith. In addition to her parents, Judy was predeceased by her brother, William Falls and her canine companion, "Buddy". In honor of her wishes there will be no public services. Memorials may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 in her memory.   Star Gazette – September 17, 2011

  

FRANKS Richard L. Frank

73, husband of Alice A. "Sis" (Moyer) Franks, E. Third Ave., Trappe, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, after being stricken in Mansfield.  Mr. Franks was born on July 31, 1938, in Pottstown, and was a son of the late Charles J. Franks, Sr. and the late Mildred L. (Bechtel) Franks.  He was a 1956 graduate of Collegeville – Trappe High School, a 1960 graduate of Temple University, and served as First Lieutenant, with the Co A., 228th Support and Transportation Battalion, PA Army National Guard. Mr. Franks was an auctioneer and the owner of Richard L. Franks Real Estate, Collegeville. He and his wife owned and operated the Bucktail Camping Resort, Mansfield. Mr. Franks was a member and former Sunday school superintendent of Augustus Lutheran Church, Trappe, a regional vice-president of the PA Campground Owners Association, a director on the board of the PA Amusement Park Association, a charter member of the American Truck Historical Society, a member and past president of the Collegeville Lions Club, and member of the Warren Lodge #310, Free and Accepted Masons, Collegeville. He was also a member of Keystone Grange #2, Trappe, Skip-Perk Jaycees, Trappe Historical Society, Trappe and Collegeville fire companies, Mingo Express Horse Company, Showman's Association, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, and National Assn. of RV Parks and Campgrounds. He was a former 22 year member and past president of Trappe Borough Council.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Franks is survived by his sons, R. Lee Franks, Jr., and his wife, Catherine (DiMattia) Franks of Mansfield, James M. Franks and his girlfriend, Jaclyn Lobb. He was preceded in death by his brother Charles J. Franks, Jr., husband of Dorothy (Walker) Franks of Lower Providence Township.  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, at The Penn Wells Hotel, 62 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Suite 5010, 555 North Lane, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Augustus Lutheran Church, Trappe, with burial in the church cemetery.    Wellsboro Gazette – September 13, 2011    

 

GAINER Rita Ann Gainer Stoddard

age 76, of Sugar Run, Pa., died Monday morning, Sept. 12, 2011, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital, with her loving family at her side.  Rita was born on June 19, 1935, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary O'Neill Gainer. She graduated from St. Basil's High School, in the class of 1953. After school Rita worked at the Mildred Post Office, and then later worked in a cafeteria. She met and married William R. Stoddard of Sugar Run on Feb. 27, 1963. They resided on the family farm in Sugar Run, where she devoted her life to raising her seven children and helping around the farm. Rita really enjoyed working in her garden and canning. She loved spending time with her family, especially going on family camping trips and other functions. Her family was her life and she will be dearly missed by all.  Rita was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Wyalusing, Pa.  Surviving are her spouse, Bill; a son, Stanley (Michelle) Stoddard; daughters and sons-in-law: Sharon (Russell) Prevost, Susan (Brett) DiMassimo, Joanne (Ken) Wettlauffer and Joyce (Joseph) Chipolis; grandchildren Logan, Connor, Prescott, Johnathan, Jessica, Nicole, Angelia, Rebekah, Kahla, Brittani, Kenny, Megan, Jacob, Emily, Hailey, Cassie, and Madelyn; great-grandchildren Bella, Xavier, Ryleigh, Layla and Trey, with two more expected soon. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Ronald Stoddard on Nov. 19, 1991, and Randy Stoddard on June 30, 2011.  A Transferal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Stowell, Pa.  Friends may call on from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. Donations may be sent to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, RR 4 Box 4003, Wyalusing, PA 18853.   Towanda Daily Review - September  13, 2011    

 

HAND Carlton L. Hand

age 78, of Mills, PA, died on Monday, September 12, 2011 at his residence. Born on June 28, 1933 on Bailey Hill, he was the son of Arthur and Belva (Lampman) Hand. Carlton is survived by his wife, Reha Betty (Mahnke) Hand. Prior to his retirement, Carlton was employed as a machinist at Electri-cord in Westfield, PA.  In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived by six sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Peggy Hand of Harrison Valley, PA, Douglas and Cheryl Hand, Carl Hand, Loren Joe and Norma Hand and Mark Hand all of Mills, PA, Lester Mahnke of Palmyra, NY; three daughters and sons-in-law, Katheleen and Donald Tilton of Ulysses, PA, Sandra and Robert Sheehy of Scio, NY, Rose and Alvin Kenderdine of Washington Crossing, PA; one brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Esther Hand of Harrison Valley, PA; one sister, Emily Cary of Westfield, PA; 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Carlton was predeceased by two brothers, a sister and a great grandson, Jacob Tilton.   Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. and Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Ulysses Free Methodist Church, 602 S. Main Street, Ulysses, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following calling hours on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at the church with Rev. Eugene Charsky and Rev. Brad Miller officiating. . Memorial contributions may be made in Carltons name to the charity of one’s choice. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery, Bingham Twp., PA. Funeral services are under the direction of Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA.   Funeral home obituary – September 14, 2011  

 

HAWLEY Mark A.

Died very unexpectedly at home on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the age of 38. Mark was born January 29, 1973 in Elmira, a son of David and Susan Kiser Hawley. Mark was employed as a school bus driver for the Newfield Central School Dist. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, the outdoors, riding his four-wheeler and most importantly spending time with his family and children. Mark is survived by his loving wife of twelve years, Rose Dann Hawley; his "little girls", Brittney and Megan Hawley; mother and father, David and Susan Hawley; brother, Scott (Jill) Hawley; and several in-laws, specials nieces and nephews and cousins. Family and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, from 12-2 p.m. A Prayer Service will follow at 2 p.m. with Fr. Michael Hartney. Private family burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to remember Mark may do so to the Hawley's Educational Fund, P.O. Box 295, Pine Valley, NY 14872.    Star Gazette – September 20, 2011    

 

HELMS William R. "Bill"

Age 78, of Elmira, died on Friday, September 9th, 2011. Bill leaves behind his loving companion of many years, Sharon Tallo, Elmira; sister, Mary J. Seal, Elmira; two sons, William Jr., and Michael; daughter, Barbara, all of Juneau, Alaska; several grandchildren, nieces & nephews. He graduated from Troy, PA High School, served four years in the US Air Force and was an employee of Corning Inc. for over 40 years. Bill loved playing Bingo and made many "Bingo" friends and he will be sadly missed by all who him. At his request there will be no calling hours or Funeral Service but a Memorial Service will be held later at the convenience of the Family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – September 11, 2011

 

HENSEL Evelyn Louise (Hensel) Pletcher

89, of Wellsboro was lifted to God on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.  Evelyn, the daughter of the late Albert and Amber (Sharp) Hensel, was born July 21, 1922, in Germania.  Evelyn volunteered her time and heart to many charitable activities including delivering Meals on Wheels, teaching Sunday School, serving as a Christian shepherd, reading with students at Wellsboro High School, and caring for children at Wellsboro Montessori Children Center. She enjoyed all aspects of life to their fullest including camping, spending time with her family and friends, and dancing/singing upon request. Evelyn's life was filled with love that radiated upon all who met her. She is survived by her loving children, Dawn Pletcher of Wellsboro, Ray Pletcher (Judy Todd) of Tupelo, Miss., Marianne Allen (Terry) of Galeton, Alice Rachiele of Wellsboro, Evelyn McIntyre (Jim Sparks) of Frankford, Del., Donna Burrous (Stewart) of Middlebury Center, Joseph Pletcher (Alicia) of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Julie Betts (Dale) of Mansfield. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Renee Davis (Kevin), Raymond Palmerine, Charmaine Nordquist (Nels), Wanda Pletcher, Jacquie Knott (George), Jason Irwin (Kassie), Josh Rachiele, James McIntyre, Amanda McIntyre, Amber Whitney (Joseph), Christopher Bull (Lisa), Sarah Bull, Joseph Pletcher II (Ashley), Alaina Pletcher, Randy Pruden, and Emily Pruden. Her beloved great-grandchildren are Colby Davis, Rachel Davis, Ashley Nordquist, Lyndey Nordquist, Jessica Stallings, Savannah Stallings, Hunter Stallings, Allison Frost, Gabrielle Knott, Abigail Knott, Jayden Irwin, Landon Rachiele, Brealynn Dowd, Henry Whitney, Katherine Whitney, Joelle Bull, and Matthew Jones; and brother, Arthur Hensel, N. Tonawanda, N.Y. She was predeceased by her son, Charles and brothers, Paul Hensel and Francis Hensel.  Her family welcomes friends to call on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home, 11470 Rt. 6, Wellsboro. Friends and family are invited to the funeral service on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m., also at Carleton Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Germania Cemetery. In accordance with Evelyn's wishes, memorial donations can be made to Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 15, 2011

 

INMAN Ruth M. Pickett

age 90, of 393 Marbaker Rd., Laceyville, Pa., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2011 at her home in Tuscarora Twp., Bradford County, Pa.   Mrs. Pickett was born in Laceyville, Pa., on March 22, 1921, a daughter of Charles R. Inman who died in 1941 and Alice V. McManus Inman who died in 1983. Mrs. Pickett was a resident of Laceyville most of her life. She was the wife of the late R. Bruce Pickett who died in 1957.   In the fall of 1956, Ruth started working for the Grange National Banks in Laceyville, Lawton and Meshoppen and worked there, for 42 years. For many years Mrs. Pickett turned her hobby of building doll houses and doll furniture into a long time business, known as Ruth's Doll Houses and Furniture, working out of her home just outside of Laceyville for many years.   For the last few years she turned her spare time into working on her family's genealogy and family history, tracing the Inman and Preston Families back to England.  Mrs. Pickett attended the Transue Community Church and she was a member of the Wyoming County Historical Society.  Surviving is her sister Mrs. Lucy M. Hamilton of Windsor, N.Y.; and her three brothers, Eugene E. Inman of Meshoppen, Pa. and Ray B. Inman and Charles R. and his wife Sharon Slater, all of Laceyville, Pa. She is also survived by an aunt, Mrs. Shirley McManus of Conklin, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as many beloved friends, including Joyce Ann McMicken and her family. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her little sister, Annabel Inman, who died in 1934.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wyoming County Red Cross, 455 SR6E, Ste 2, P.O. Box 386, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, to help her friends and neighbors, recover from the September flooding.  Towanda Daily Review - September 16, 2011    

 

JOHNSON Walter Nils Johnson

age 83, Wellsboro, PA, died September 9, 2011. He was the husband of Janice Brion Johnson. Walter was born April 8, 1928, the son of the late Enoch H. and Wyma Spencer Johnson. Surviving are his Wife; Daughters, Colleen Johnson and Carol Johnson; Sons, Victor, Max, Brion and Michael Johnson. Friends and family are invited to Walter's Life Celebration on Saturday September 17, 2011 from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. A Memorial Service to follow at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 293, Wellsboro, PA 16901, the American Cancer Society, 5 East Avenue, Wellsboro, PA or the American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701   Star Gazette – September 14, 2011

             

LEWIS Norma L. Kellogg

Norma L. McCollough Kellogg, 81, of Ulysses, Pa., formerly of Ceres, Pa., died Monday (Sept. 19, 2011) in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born Feb. 3, 1930, in Little Genesee, she was the daughter of Nieure and Edna Marsh Lewis. A 1948 graduate of Bolivar Central High School, she was a liberal arts major at Syracuse University. She was employed by American Olean Tile Co. as a senior designer and AVX, both in Olean, retiring in 1992.  A resident of Ulysses since 2006, she resided in Ceres, Pa. for over 30 years and Holland for 17 years. An artist, she painted original wet water color paintings for over 50 years and had works exhibited in the Buffalo Science Museum, the Albright Knox Museum of Art, and the Allentown art shows. She was a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists. In addition to her career, Norma was a member of the United Methodist Church, a cub scout den mother, garden club member and taught art classes to local art enthusiasts.  Surviving are two sons, Curtis (Jacki) McCollough of Yorkshire, and Kent (Ruth) McCollough of Wellsville; two daughters, Maureen (Dale) Marshall of Brandon, and Susan (Richard) Erickson of Ulysses, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother, Art (Karen) Lewis of Sharon, Pa.; four sisters, Kay (James) Webster of Oberlin, Ohio, Sharon (James) Leonard of Little Genesee, Bev Morris of Little Genesee, and Cindy (Fred) Unverdorben of Portville; and nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Miranda Wright; five brothers, William, Russ, Steve, Nieure Jr. and Jerry; and a sister, Susie Lewis.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, Pa., on Thursday (Sept. 22, 2011) from noon–2 p.m. A graveside service will follow in Fox Hill Cemetery, Ulysses, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.   Wellsville Daily Reporter – September 20, 2011

 

LISK Denise C. Clark

Age 55 of Alpine, NY died on Thursday, September 8, 2011. She is survived by her children: Will (Shelly) Clark of St. Charles, MO, Jasmine (Jerry) Krnotch of Wright City, MO, and Levi Clark (Tobi Thornton) of Alpine, NY; grandchildren: Tyler & Annika Clark, Paul & Annabelle Krnotch and Julian Thornton; sisters: Debbie Boutoille, Dianna Castrenze and Darlene Sanders; brothers: David Lisk and Dana Lisk. She is also survived by her mother-in-law: Rachel Clark and brother-in-law: Andy Clark both of Horseheads, NY. Denise worked in the Schuyler Hospital Billing Department and was the former office manager for the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott, Inc. Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Saturday September 17, 2011 between the hours of 9 AM to 12 Noon. Her Memorial Service will be held there following visitation at 12 Noon. Burial will take place immediately following at Highland Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Denise may do so with donations to the American Cancer Society , Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 7, E. Syracuse, NY 3057 in Denise's name.  Star Gazette – September 14, 2011 

 

McCLENNY Kamyra Traelyn McClenny and Kamryn Marquis McClenny

Went home to be with their older sisters, Trinity and Serenity on Sept. 7, 2011.  Born on Sept. 7, 2011 to loving parents Danielle (Turner Grace) and Antonio McClenny of Athens. They are survived by their mother and father, sisters Brandi, Shelby, Blaze, Grace and Azalea McClenny; brothers Tyler, Isaiah, Tavone, and Keyon Dre McClenny; maternal grandfather Pete Turner of Athens; paternal grandparents Carolyn McClenny and Edward Harris of Moyock, N.C.; maternal aunts, Darlene Wampole of Sayre, Brenda, Dawn and BillieJo of West Virginia; maternal uncles Daryl Tuner of N. Augusta, S.C., Gregg and Steve Turner of Athens, Pa., Pete and Ramsey of West Virginia; paternal aunts Deshawn McClenny and Lora Pearson of Virginia; paternal uncles Nate and Dennis McClenny of New Jersey; cousins Walter, Adam, Brook, Paige and Blair Wampole of Sayre, Thomas Morley of Sayre, Alee Turner of Waverly and Steven Turner Jr. of Sayre.  They are predeceased by their sisters, Serenity and Trinity on March  23, 2009; grandparents Alma and Charles Shaffer, Dorothy and Constant Turner and Florida McClenny.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Waverly Methodist Church.  Due to the family losing their home in the recent flood, they are asking that any donations be sent to Danielle McClenny, c/o Darlene Wampole, 44 Warren St., Sayre.   Sayre Morning Times – September 14, 2011     

 

McCRAY Dorothea M. Henry

Dorothea M. Henry, formerly of Little York, died on Tuesday, September 12, 2011, surrounded by her loving and caring family.  Dot, or Dottie as she was affectionately known, was born in Waverly, New York, June 1921 to Clarence W. and Edith A. (LaFever) McCray.  She graduated from Waverly High School and then attended Buffalo State Teachers College where she earned a B.S. in Education. She taught kindergarten at Oakfield Central School for a number of years.  While teaching at Oakfield, she met Wilber E. Henry.  On December 29, 1948 Dottie and Wilber were married.  In 1964 Dottie and Wilber moved to Little York, New York with their five children. In April 2003, Wilber died after 54 loving years of marriage.  Dottie continued to live at Little York until 2009 when she moved to Appleridge Senior Living Complex in Horseheads, New York.  Dottie’s life was full of many interests and activities. She was a member of the Homer Congregational Church since 1966.  Dottie was a member of the Order of the Amaranth, for which she had served as Grand Royal Matron of the state organization at one time.  She also belonged to Eastern Star.   Dolls, miniatures, and ceramics were some of her hobbies.  She created porcelain and ceramic dolls, had belonged to the Syracuse Area Miniature Enthusiasts, and had held weekly ceramic workshops at the Homer and Cortland Senior Citizens Centers.  Dottie is survived by her five children - Jane (Roger) Sullivan of Otego, NY, James (Sheri) Henry of Ithaca, NY, John (Rebecca) Henry of Strafford, NH, George (Jennifer) Henry of Carol Stream, IL, and Joanne (Jay) Adams of Savona, NY, twenty grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Dottie is pre-deceased by her brothers Richard and Robert, and is survived by her sister, Fran of Edmond, OK and brother, Theodore of Montour Falls, NY.  Calling hours will be at the Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Avenue, Cortland, NY on Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 4 to 7 pm. Services will be at the Homer Congregational Church, 28 South Main Street, Homer, NY on Friday, September16, 2011 at 1 pm.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.   In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Diabetes Association, 358 N. Mildred Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13206.   Funeral home obituary – September 14, 2011 

 

McMAHON John Michael (Mike) McMahon

68, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre with his special loved one Chris by his side.  He was born Sept. 24, 1943 in Ft. Myers, Fla. He was a Valley resident and attended Waverly Schools. He served in the United States Navy.  He was predeceased by his parents Thomas (Broody) and Marguerite (Burke) McMahon.  He is survived by his sister Kathy Gray of California; children and their spouses: Mike and Sue McMahon of South Waverly; Tamara and Frank McMahon of Lockwood, Scott and Tiffney of Wisconsin, Tom and Dot of Barnsville, Pa., and Mark of Missouri; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mike’s name to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda or Guthrie Oncology Department.   Sayre Morning Times – September 18, 2011

 

MEDER Gertrude CHROSNIAK

95, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Buffalo, NY, died Sunday, September 11, 2011 in Cole Manor, Coudersport, PA.  Born June 25, 1916, in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of Adam and Maryja Wisnieska Meder. On October 18, 1933, she married Henry A. Chrosniak in Buffalo, NY, who predeceased her on March 19, 1994. She attended St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport, PA.  Surviving are: a son, Leonard (Marilyn) Chrosniak of Florida; nine grandchildren including, Karen (Patrick) Larsen of Coudersport, Michele (Mark) Farber of Getzville, NY, and Douglas (Kathy) Chrosniak of Florida; several great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Judith (Jeffrey) Maciejewski of Naples, FL; and a sister, Regina Stepa of Buffalo, NY.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Henry A. Chrosniak, II in 1981.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 AM, Friday, September 16, 2011 in St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, PA. The Rev. James C. Campbell will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.   Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise - September 13, 2011

 

METZER Charlotte G. (Melzer) Proctor

86, of Troy, Pa., went to Heaven on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.  She was born on Aug. 10, 1925 in Springfield Park, N.J., a daughter of the late Mack and Georgina Melzer. In her younger years, Charlotte lived in Frenchtown, N.J. where she made her living painting and wallpapering. She was a "jack of all trades" and was quite talented in art, ceramics, and carpentry. Charlotte came to Troy, Pa., in 1987 where she purchased the property of the late Winona F. Pierce and has made her home here ever since. She had a passion for skiing, ice skating and flying. She learned to fly single engine airplanes and received a plaque for doing so. When she was younger, iceskating was her life. She had the opportunity to be in the winter Olympics but finances and sponsorship were not forthcoming so she was not able to participate. In her later years, Charlotte attended the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church was a member of the Troy Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary. Charlotte thrived at life, her health record was only a few sheets thick and she had the energy of someone half her age. She lived a very simple life; however she accomplished more in her life than anyone could imagine. Charlotte's life ended so tragically yet has meant so much to ones who knew her. She will be greatly missed.  Charlotte is survived by her sons Drew Proctor of Washington, N.J. and Keith Proctor of Salt Lake City, Utah; along with several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her good friends Jamey and Gyla Hoose of Troy; her friends Annie Scheck, Sandy and Dave Jackson, and Shirley Brace, all of Troy, Pa., Florence O'Malley of Frenchtown, N.J. and Sandy Bjerre of Effort, Pa., and her feline companion, Puffy.  Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, her son Bruce Proctor and her sister Helen Weiler.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The memorial service to celebrate Charlotte's life will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Dale Bird officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Charlotte's memory to the Bradford County Humane Society, US Highway 220 Ulster, PA 18850 or to the Troy Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary, Box 152 Troy, PA 16947.   Towanda Daily Review - September 16, 2011

 

MONIGAN Sheila Ann (Monigan) Lyman

N. Baltimore, MD: Sheila Ann (Monigan) Lyman, of N. Baltimore, MD, died Monday, September 12, 2011. She was the devoted wife to the late Jeffrey Lyman; loving mother to Christina Curry, Samantha Curry, and Jeremy Cormier; dear sister to Timothy Monigan, Any Monigan, Belinda Carroll; cherished daughter to Carol A. Monigan and her partner, Betty York. Relatives and friends may call at the Connelly Funeral Home of Dundalk, 7110 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, MD on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. A funeral service to celebrate Sheila's life will be held on Saturday at 7:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Star Gazette – September 16, 2011   

 

MOUNTZ Jack (Jakie) Delroy Mountz

68, of Grabill, Ind., went peacefully to his heavenly home Monday Sept. 19, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.  Born on Aug. 2, 1943, to Kauffman and Kathryn (Hoffman) Mountz in Morgantown.  Jack graduated from Daniel Boone High School and later in life earned a degree in Biblical studies. Jack worked for over 39 years at Morgan Corporation, holding many positions from welder to sales manager, achieving Top Salesman of the Year. He will be remembered as someone who never met a stranger. He loved meeting and talking to people and once introduced, he would never forget your name. He enjoyed being a prankster and his smile was always paired with a twinkle in his eye. His strong love for the Lord was characterized by his joy in helping others. Jack served others through missions, church outreaches, meals on wheels, and wherever he saw a need arise. He loved hunting, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.   He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty (Mast) Mountz of Grabill, Ind.; daughters, Wendy (Russ) Peterson of Denver, Colo., Gretchen (Tracy) Shellabarger of Leo, Ind., Heidi (John) Glick of Mason, Ohio; brothers, George Mountz of Lewisberry, Ralph (Nancy) Mountz of Elverson; sister-in-law, Teena Mountz of Gaines; grandchildren, Jack, Julia, Brooke, Olivia, Jesse, Paige, Logan, and Joel. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Elton Mountz and sister-in-law, Barbara Mountz.  A memorial service celebrating Jack's life will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, at Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State Street, Grabill, Ind., with the Rev. Ray Harrison officiating, with calling one hour prior. Memorials may be made to ALS-TDI, Visiting Nurse and Hospice, or Buckmasters Disabled Hunters Services.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 21, 2011  

 

NOGLE Dorothy I. Nogle

age75, of 7246 South Main Street, died on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Cayuga Medical Center, following a very brief illness. The family will receive friends from 10:00am to 11:00am on Monday, September 19, 2011 at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 So. Main Street, Ovid. A funeral service will then follow at 11:00am, officiated by Pastor Diane Walker of the Ovid Federated Church. Prayers of committal will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery in Union County, PA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Friends of the Three Bears, PO Box 75, Ovid, NY 14521. Dot was born on December 19, 1935 in Buffalo Twp., Union Co., PA, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Mary E. (Wise) Nogle. She came to live with her sister Blanche in 1959, following the death of her mother. She was a welcomed addition to Tilinghast family and her love of children and babysitting spanned several generations. Her memory for dates and birthdays was incredible, never failing to remember an occasion. Dot was a great help at the Tillinghast Manor, with the many housekeeping duties that she proudly took on daily. She is survived by her siblings, Blanche Tillinghast, Miriam Farnsworth, Anna Snyder, Jane Sees, Louise VanVleet, George, Joe and Charlie Nogle and of course, a very large extended family. Dot was preceded in death by her siblings, John, Donald, June and Ralph.  Star Gazette – September 15, 2011

 

PARK Adeline L. (Park) Church

of Old Main Street Extension, Wellsburg, NY, formerly of Nichols and Elmira, NY died peacefully on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at home at the age of 88. She was born March 3, 1923 in Nichols, NY daughter of the late Claude and Gertrude (Bensley) Park. Adeline and her late husband Donald H. Church were married in 1946 and enjoyed many years together prior to his passing. Adeline worked in the Accounting Department at American LaFrance in Elmira, NY prior to retiring. She was a member of the Westside United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Adeline like the outdoors and was a farm girl at heart. Her other interest included watching baseball and cheering for the NY Mets and playing cards with her church friends and at Chapel Park. Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca & William "Bill" Liddy of Wellsburg, NY and Carla & Michael Booker of Wellsburg, a brother and sister-in-law, Robert & Edna Park of Wichita Falls, TX, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Adeline was predeceased by her parents, husband, Donald H. Church and her brother, Richard Park. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 AM on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Westside United Methodist Church, 744 West First Street, Elmira, NY. Her funeral will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 AM at the Church. Interment will follow in Addison Rural Cemetery, Addison, NY. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY.  Star Gazette – September 19, 2011   

 

RICHEL Florence R. Foley-Luppold

16 February 1927 - 13 September 2011

84, Formerly of Alpine and Big Flats, New York. Lake lover, pie baker, gardener, napper supreme. Seamstress, crafter, homemaker, campfire cook. Woods walker, rock collector, beach comber, bird watcher. Coffee addict, lead foot, hostess extraordinaire. Adventure seeker, old house explorer, Fingerlakes trekker. Generous of heart, kind to strangers, light of spirit, quick to laugh. Pittsburgher to her final day. Devoted to her siblings and nieces and nephews too numerous to name but much beloved. Friend. Wife of the late John J. Foley and the late Manfred Luppold. Mother and Grandmother we adored and will miss always. Peaceful journey, Flo.    With love from your children:  Stephen (Holly) Foley; Marianne (Lester III) Reimsnyder; JoAnne (Scott Green) Foley; Barbara (Michael) Kohberger; Karen (Ray) Thrall; Joyce (Barry) Hexum; Kathleen (John Hedlund) Foley.  And from your grandchildren: John William Foley; Sara (Corey) Rynders; Les (Min) Reimsnyder; Roarke, Kelsey & Nolan Baldwin; Kaitlin Kohberger; Ryan (Rebecca) Pritchard; Kristin (Dave Cowan) Pritchard; Colter & Nors Hexum Josephine & Henry Foley-Hedlund; And your great-grandchildren: Arianna Mastronardi; Anna & Adam Pritchard Marvin & Alyssa Reimsnyder.  There will be no calling hours and a private memorial will be held at the convenience of the family. To remember Florence, please do something kind for a stranger.   Star Gazette – September 15, 2011

 

ROBINSON Gordon Eugene “Gordy” Robinson

76, of Athens, Pa., died Sunday, September 11, 2011 at home, surrounded by his family.  Born October 11, 1934 in New Albany, Pa., the son of the late Harold “Bucky” and Mildred Sullivan Robinson. He was a lifelong farmer, worked for IBM then Lockheed Martin, enjoyed hunting, bowling, coached Little League, and loved sports.  Gordon was predeceased by sisters, Phyllis Tennant and Beverly Macaffee, and brother Donald Robinson.  He is survived by Mark (Barbie) Robinson of Litchfield, Pa., Neil (Kelley) Robinson of Sayre, Pa., Tim (Stephanie Rogers) Robinson of Athens, Pa., Todd (Sara Kingsley) Robinson of Litchfield, Pa., Scott (Lori) Robinson of Athens, Pa., Jennifer (Sharon Sulimowicz) Robinson of Newark Valley, N.Y., Grandchildren Michelle (Andy) Watkins, Jamie Robinson, Tricia (Jon) Campbell, Hannah Robinson, Mollie Robinson, Katy Robinson, Kristia (Dan)Riggs, Kiley (Ben) Hiley, Sean Robinson, Cassie, Megan, Tyler Robinson, seven great-grandchildren, sister Tammy Parker of Athens, Pa., Brother Francis (Darla) Robinson of Waverly, N.Y., brothers-in-law Bob Tennant of Owego, N.Y., and Johnny Macaffee of Milan, Pa., along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Raised as one of his own Randy (Jona) Donovan.  Family and friends may call Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Litchfield United Methodist Church. A celebration of his life will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Jon Austin officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Gordon’s name to the Guthrie Hospice, 1 Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA 18848.   Sayre Morning Times – September 13, 2011

 

RORICK Willis E.

Age 61 of Newfield, NY passed one Wednesday, September 7, 2011. His parents, Willis E. Sr. and Lydia Cornwell Rorick and his brother Robert Rorick predeceased Willis. Willis is survived by his Sisters: Virginia Ann (James) Butler of Nichols, NY and Lorraine Sue (Jack) Babcock of Waverly, NY. Brother: Harold (Helen) Rorick of Alpine, NY. Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and Great Nephews along with several Aunts and Uncles also survive him. Cotton-Hanlon, Costal and Wagner Lumber Company's employed Willis for many years. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. They will be announced upon completion and are under the directions of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.    Star Gazette – September 10, 2011 

 

SCOTT SPC Christopher John Scott

a Military Policeman, age 21, of Dundee, NY was killed in action while serving our country on Saturday September 3, 2011 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Friends and Community are invited to pay their respects to him and his family from 2:00 -7:00 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 13 at the BAIRD FUNERAL HOME, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY. A funeral service with Full Military Honors will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 14 at the Dundee Central School Gym, 55 Water St., Dundee with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary and his cousin Pastor Gary Michael Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee. In lieu of flowers the family graciously request memorial contributions be made to create the Christopher J. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Serv U Credit Union, 46 Millard St., Dundee, NY 14837. Christopher was born November 17, 1989 in New Port Richey, FL, the son of Kenneth M. and Tammy L. Trank Scott. He was raised in Dundee, and graduated from Dundee Central School in 2009. "Chris" was a wonderful student and athlete, having received both Maroon and White Varsity Letters in Football, Track and as the only male Cheerleader on the Varsity Squad. Chris had also been a Boy Scout, and as an avid sportsman, and hunter who loved duck and coon hunting, he was a former member of the Spencer Van Etten Coon Hunting Club. Chris was skilled in martial arts, having studied under Zeus Ortiz in Dundee, and later with Dwight Laffler at Penn Yan Martial Arts; receiving his Senior Red Belt. Christopher John Scott always dreamed of serving his country as an M.P.; he followed that dream as soon as he graduated high school. He joined the Army in 2009 assigned to the 561st Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade. He was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY in May 2010. He was deployed in July 2011 to Kandahar, Afghanistan where he made the ultimate sacrifice for his Country. His awards and decorations include: the National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; and Army Service Ribbon, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Overseas Service Ribbon, and he has been awarded the following medals posthumously Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, NATO Medal, and Combat Action Badge. He is loved and will be forever missed by his parents, Kenneth M. and Tammy L. Scott at home in Tyrone, NY; 2 brothers, PFC Michael A. Scott currently stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, as part of the 1st Engineer Battalion 41st Engineer Company, and Daniel S. Scott at home; his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Marge Trank, paternal grandmother, Cathy Scott, all of Dundee, his fianc? who he was going to marry on September 18th, Tory L. Oden of Clarksville, TN, his Brother In Arms SPC Daniel L. Osciezanek currently serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends.Star Gazette – September 11, 2011  

 

SEARFOSS Lawrence "Larry" A. Searfoss

79, of Ulster, Pa. died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at his current home in Ulster with his family and friends by his side.   He was born to the late Elmer Searfoss and C. Irma Nuckolls, Jan. 5, 1932 in Towanda, Pa. Larry graduated from Ulster High School in 1951. He was married to Loyce Eiffert Searfoss and lived in Ulster for many years. In 1991 he was re-married to the late Marjorie McGarry Searfoss. They spent several years living in Breesport, N.Y.  Larry moved back to Ulster in 2006 after declining health. His last days were spent with family and friends at his first home with a special person (Loyce) that was in his life. Larry retired from Westinghouse, Elmira, N.Y. and enjoyed bowling and was a big Yankees fan. He was a left handed pitcher and went for try outs in the hopes of becoming a major league player. During try outs he injured his shoulder and was unable to continue with his baseball hopes. He bowled in many bowling leagues and participated in several tournaments. Larry enjoyed country music and Loretta Lynn was his favorite country singer.  Larry was preceded in death by his wife Marge; his son Gene; mother C. Irma Nuckolls; father Elmer; sister Alice Hunsinger; and many aunts and uncles.  Larry is survived by two children Raymond and Gerry (Robin), both of Ulster. He is also survived by his brother Leland A. Searfoss and wife Betty of Newville, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the charity of choice.  No viewing will be held. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  The Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, Pa is assisting Lawrence's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – September 17, 2011  

 

SHAVER Beverly Jean Fenton

80, of Sayre, Pa., entered the arms of her Lord on Sept. 11, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on Nov. 26, 1930 a daughter of the late Ralph and Hilda (Lippincott) Shaver. On Dec. 5, 1957 Beverly married her true love Albert Fenton and together they filled their home with love and happiness. Beverly loved to crochet, read, surfing the Internet on her computer and traveling. She was also member of the Red Hat Society in Sayre.  Beverly was preceded in death by her husband Albert on Nov. 17, 2005.   At the request of Beverly all services will be private.   Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.   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.     Towanda Daily Review – September 14, 2011

 

SMITH Irene A. DeMay

age 90, of ElderWood Assisted Living, Waverly, N.Y., went to be with her Lord, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011.  Irene was born on Sept. 1, 1921 in Benton Center, N.Y., the daughter of the late Alice Gramling and Simon Peter Smith. Irene was employed at the Newark Wayne Community Hospital as a supervisor in housekeeping, in which she took great pride. She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church and a former member of the Waverly Senior Citizens. Irene was of strong Christian Faith, and her joy was spending time with her family, as she loved to cook and bake and shared with all. After retiring, Irene traveled with the Senior's Group to many locations, including Hawaii as her favorite. Irene also enjoyed her flower garden.  She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Linda and Frank Smith of Waverly, daughter, Debra DeMay-Smith and her husband, Bernie Smith of Sayre, grandchildren, Jon Lattari of Waverly, Tara Smith of Ledgewood, N.J., Andy Smith of Sayre, Louie (Stacey) DeMay of Geneva, N.Y., two great-grandchildren, Alexis Lattari of Waverly and Caleb Lattari of Sayre, sister, Marilyn Horton of Vestal, N.Y., several nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Irene was predeceased by her son, Richard Alan DeMay on September of 1972, husband Arthur Lewis DeMay and brothers, Kenneth and Irvin Smith.  Friends are invited to call at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, on Sunday evening 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Anne Canfield officiating. Interment will be in White Haven Memorial Park, Pittsford, N.Y. Flowers will be provided by the family and donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 14620 or the Waverly United Methodist Church in Irene's name.   Sayre Morning Times – September 18, 2011  

 

SNYDER Nathan L. Snyder

Surrounded by his loving family, Nathan L. Snyder, 47, of North Orwell, Pennsylvania went to his heavenly home and to be reunited with his father on Monday, September 19, 2011 following an ongoing and courageous battle with Cancer. Nate is survived by his wife, Brenda; daughter, Alicia; sons, Kyle and Shane Snyder; mother, Shirley Snyder; his siblings, Shawn (Doug) Russell; Bill Snyder, Jr.; Neal Snyder; his mother-in-law, Marge Murphy; his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Leeonda (Everett) Thoman; Rhonda Ham; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services for Nate on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 11 am at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation will be held on Thursday, from 5 to 8 pm at the funeral chapel. Donations: Quattrini Fund at Guthrie Cancer Center, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848.  Star Gazette – September 21, 2011     

 

TAYLOR Louis B. Taylor

60, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born Jan. 4, 1951, he is predeceased by his wife of 34 years Marion (Mimi) Howard Taylor, parents Francis and Pauline Taylor, LeRaysville, Pa., brother Dale Taylor, niece Michelle Harvey, infant nephew, William Taylor.  Louis is survived by his three sons, Jeffrey Taylor, Endicott, Christopher (Emily Piza) Taylor, Binghamton, and Sean Taylor of Apalachin; four grandchildren, Justin, Zackery, Cassidy and Kaylin & brother Burton (Patricia) Taylor of Reading, Pa.; sisters Ruthann (Francis) Kolosky of Binghamton, Peggy Bessey of Great Bend, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  After attending Northeast Bradford High School, Rome, Pa., he was privileged to have a successful 35-year career at Lockheed Martin earning numerous patent awards.  Lou loved his Harley and enjoyed many road trips with his wife Mimi along in the side car.  Louis had unconditional love for his family. Despite his illness and the hardship it brought to him, he remained a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather, wonderful brother and good friend. He found his greatest joy in his four beloved grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 from the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main St., Endicott with the Rev. Susan E. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Apalachin. The family will receive friends and family on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family requests that any donations be made in memory of Louis to the Apalachin Emergency Squad, Pennsylvania Avenue, Apalachin, NY 13732, American Cancer Society , 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790, American Heart Association , 59 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13902.  Towanda Daily Review – September 20, 2011   

 

TAYNTON Craig M. Taynton

52, of Main St., Wellsboro, died Sept. 7, 2011, at his home. There will be no services. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – September 11, 2011 

 

WALKER Leo S. “Butch” Walker Jr.

68, of College Avenue, Corning, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Survivors include his wife, Joyce; father Tip Walker of Corning; daughters Penny Tirrell of Corning, Florence Reed-Ward of Beaver Dams, Michelle Walker of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister Marsha Overhiser of Largo, Fla.; brothers Greg Walker of Corning, Michael Walker of Lindley, Charles Walker of Horseheads.  Calling hours are 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, the Rev. Bern Lytle officiating.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.   Corning Leader – September 19, 2011   

 

WITTIG Theodore "Teddy" Wittig

Bath: Our Dad, Theodore "Teddy" Wittig of 3 Opila Way, Bath, NY, left us for new horizons at 8:54 pm on September 14, 2011 at the age of 82 years young. He is survived by Kristina Perialas, his only Daughter, Sons Kerry and Kurt Wittig, along with his children's birth Mother Ellen O'Bryan. His Grandsons Marshall and Andrew and a Great Grandson Landon will carry on the Wittig name for generations to come. The definition of a best friend can be stated in just two words, Gene Benoit…Dad was his mentor and Gene was always there for Teddy. Teddy was known to quickly descend 10,000 feet in just seconds to accommodate his BFF's "needs"! Thanks to his neighbors at Hickory Hills for keeping Teddy in their thoughts, especially Sandy Pruden whom Dad would award a big gold star for being there…always. To those of you at Ira Davenport Hospital, Bangs Ambulance Service and Funeral Home, and the Cayuga Medical Center staff we all say thanks for the care and services that were always given with Dad's dignity being paramount. To all his golfing buddies…….keep him in your foursome, remember his passion, his ability to drive you crazy, and that Titleist long. Dad never inhaled, loved being a science teacher in Penfield, NY, inspiring everyone, especially the young, to always look beyond the boundaries and ask questions. He was precise, he was hilarious, he was not perfect, he was a great friend, he was a pain in the neck, he was compassionate, he was loved and best of all, he was your friend, your neighbor and our Dad…………He's flying again……..go long Dad, go long………we'll find ya!   As far as a formal service……Teddy would ask that you individually celebrate his life, with a prayer, or a sip of Wild Irish Rose. Maybe you can share a story, or even have reservations (they're required) about Teddy and then let by-gones be by-gones. Let's all do this at noon on the 17th of September…..coz Teddy has done a walk around, strapped himself in tight, gotten clearance from Clarence in the tower and Teddy is holdin' over us all and he ain't comin' down!! 10-4, Roger Wilco, Over and out…………Star Gazette – September 16, 2011 


 

? Margaret M. Ahlquist

Margaret M. Ahlquist, age 79; beloved wife of the late Frederick A. Ahlquist; loving mother of Pamela (James) Young; Vicki Ahlquist and Karen (Marc) Baumann; devoted grandmother of Eric, Sarah and Michael Young, Laura, Kate, Grace and Christine Baumann. Visitation 3 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, from Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home, 4343 Main St. (1 blk. S of Ogden Ave.), Downers Grove, Ill. to St. Joseph Church, 4801 Main St., Downers Grove, Ill. Mass 10 a.m. A private family interment will be held. Memorials to SS Peter & Paul Parish, 106 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848.   Towanda Daily Review – September 21, 2011

 

? Dorothy J. Greene

82, died September 9, 2011 after a brief illness. Born in Elmira, Dorothy was a resident of Port St. Lucie, FL for 22 years, coming from West Palm Beach. Predeceased by her husband, Paul Greene, Dorothy is survived by daughters, Deborah Schmitt of Lake Worth and Melinda Nichols of Columbia, TN; son, Kevin Greene of Port St. Lucie; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held this Tuesday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m. at Emeritus Senior Living, 1700 NE Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Martin Memorial Foundation.  Star Gazette – September 13, 2011

 

? Anita (“Neta”) Patterson

died on July 13, 2011. Her daughters, Tessa Alburn & Susi Hackman are hosting a celebratory Memorial Gathering with some music and sharing on Saturday, October 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. at The LOOM in Waverly at 439 Waverly St., Waverly. Friends and family of Anita are welcome to attend for any portion of the afternoon.  Sayre Morning Times – September 18, 2011    



 

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