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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 Twelve
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..


 

ALBRIGHT Nora Mae Breen

age 93, of ElderWood Health Care, Waverly, N.Y., formerly of Owego, N.Y., and Kissimmee, Fla., died on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.  She was born May 10, 1918 to the late George and Nellie (Northrip) Albright. She was a past member of the Tioga Center Baptist Church and Good Samaritan Community Church, Fla., where she was a secretary. Nora loved to sew, read and spend time with her family and friends.  She is survived by her children; David (Nancy) Breen of Hope Mills, N.C., Allen (Nancy) Breen of Clearwater, Fla., Charles (Nadine) Breen of Lynchburg, Va., and Sharyl Bellis of Barton, N.Y. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Christy (Steve) Price, Carinda (Tim) Kerr, Nicole (Julius) Rhoe, Amber Wyatt, Shannon Breen, Kyle (Renee’) Breen, Brittany Breen, Micheal Bellis, Michael Bellis, Miranda (Brian) Szymanski and several great-grandchildren.  Besides her parents, Nora Mae was predeceased by her husband A. John Breen on Jan. 27, 1993, brother; Irving (Robert) Albright in 1998, sisters; Rita Albright on Sept. 5, 2011, Florence Albright in 2000.  There will be a time of celebration for Nora Mae and Rita Albright, on Monday, September 26, 2011at the ElderWood Health Care, Main Dining Hall, Waverly, N.Y., with the Rev. William Wells officiating.  The family would like to thank all the staff at ElderWood for the care that you provided for our mother/grandmother and the help and support that you gave to us in our time of need and sorrow.  We would also like to thank Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home for their assistance.  Sayre Morning Times – September 25, 2011      

 

ALDRICH Sharon A. Jordan

61 of Knoxville, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.  She was born Jan. 13, 1950, in Wellsboro, the daughter of Curtis and Marguerite Wood Aldrich.  Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Friday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., where a memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Burdick, offciating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Knoxville – Deerfield Volunteer Fire Co. Wellsboro Gazette – September 28, 2011 

 

BALL Michael Ball

85, of Sayre, PA, died Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born on September 1, 1926, in Sayre, PA the son of the late Patrina and Alex Ball.  Michael was a graduate of Sayre High School. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during WWII, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. After his discharge, he attended the University of Scranton, graduating with a degree in Physics. He was employed by IBM, Owego, NY for over 30 years until his retirement in 1990. For many years, he also owned a jewelry and gift store in Waverly, NY (S.J. Ball Jewelers) which he had started with his brother, Steve.  After retiring, he became involved in volunteer activities, for many years teaching AARP safe driving courses and assisting with income tax preparation for seniors. He also served on the Athens Township Planning Committee for a time. He was a member of Epiphany Parish in Sayre, Skiff Bower Post #1536 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Sayre Elks Lodge #1148. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle who loved nothing more than to spend time with his family.  He is predeceased by his sisters Anna and Stella Ball, Ann Porter, and brother Steve Ball.  Michael is survived his wife of 42 years Patricia Thomas Ball at home, daughters Kathryn (Charles) Talada of Litchfield, PA, Mary (Clay) Flannigan of San Antonio, TX, and Sara Ball of Indianapolis, IN, grandchildren Samantha King, Mallory King, Heather Talada, Joseph Michael Talada, and Graysen Talada, brother-in-law George Porter, nieces Patricia (Dale) Freed, Susan Toukatly, Sharon (Kenneth) Harding, Mary Kay (John) Palumbo, and Monica (Keith) McFall, and several grand nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA.  Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY.  The family will provide flowers, memorial donations may be made in Michael’s memory to: The Bridge, P.O. Box 202, Sayre, PA 18840 to support the flood relief survivors, please note “Flood Relief” on your check or call 570-888-8826 for further information.   Sayre Morning Times – October 3, 2011 

 

BARRETT Marion D. Young

84, of Bingham Center Road, Genesee, PA, died Friday, September 23, 2011 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.  Born October 18, 1926, in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of Patrick Edward and E. Faye Shirey Barrett. On February 6, 1944, in Ellisburg, PA, she married Byron M. Young, who predeceased her on July 22, 1997.  She was employed as a nurse’s aide at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA for 23 years, retiring in 1995. Marion was a member of the HUG Senior Center in Ulysses.  Surviving are: a son, Michael (Cheryl) Young of Bingham Center, PA; two granddaughters, Jaime (Rob) Stiles of Eldred, PA and Pam (David) Seifert of Bristow, VA; two great-grandsons, Zachary Seifert and Caleb Seifert; a brother, John Barrett of Wellsville, NY; a sister, Beatrice Cramer of Wellsville, NY; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Alice Fay Young in 1954; a son, Lawrence Young in 1987; a brother; and five sisters.   Friends may call Monday, September 26, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Lewis Mericle will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the Sweden Valley Manor Activity Fund, Coudersport, PA 16915.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – September 25, 2011

 

BARTON Julian Reid

Longtime Valley businessman Julian Reid Barton died Oct. 2, 2011 after a period of declining health. He was born on Sept. 7, 1919, the son of Orlie and Jessie Leadbetter Barton. He grew up in Vestal Center where his father was a dairy farmer. Reid graduated in the last Vestal class to graduate from Union-Endicott High School in 1938, an active member of Future Farmers of America.   Reid joined his father in farming in Vestal Center and later, Nichols where he met and married Louise Hinkson in 1948. He left farming to enter the auto business with Wells Messmer Dodge in Endicott in 1949 and later opened Penn-York Valley Motors on Keystone Ave. in Sayre, Pa. in 1952, remaining at that location until 1974, when he built a new building for his dealership on Spring Street in Sayre, Pa. He retired from business in 1989 when he sold the dealership to Scoville-Meno Dodge.  Reid was member of the Sayre Rotary Club, holding positions of president (1958) and historian throughout his 57 years of membership. In 1988 he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award, Rotary's highest honor for outstanding service. He faithfully attended meetings until he was no longer able and in 2010 he was granted the status of honorary member. Reid also donated generously to the Guthrie Foundation and was a member of the board of directors for many years.  He was the mayor of Nichols from 1966 to 1972 and during his mayoral tenure was instrumental in building the floodwall that surrounds the village, which preserved the village over the years beginning with Hurricane Agnes in 1972 to the past flood of 2011. He also served on the Village and Town of Nichols Boards until 2008 and the Nichols Cemetery Board as recently as 2010. He was a founding member of the Tioga Country Club in Nichols established in 1964. He was actively involved in Habitat for Humanity, donating many hours to the construction of the Habitat home in Nichols which was completed in 1999. In addition, he was a member of the Westbrook Masonic Lodge in Nichols for more than 63 years, joining in 1948. He served as a lodge trustee for several years and was Worshipful Master of the Lodge in the years 1954, 1955, and 1965.  Reid was a member of the Nichols United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. Over the years he served on the board of trustees, administrative board, as Sunday school superintendent, chaired committees, and donated hours of labor to the upkeep of the church building. He also traveled to South Carolina with the First Presbyterian Church Endicott for 12 annual mission trips until he was 88 years old, to work on construction and rehabilitation of homes in the impoverished communities outside Charleston.  Reid was predeceased by his parents Orlie and Jessie Leadbetter Barton, his wife Emma Louise Hinkson Barton in 1995 and his sister Ruth Barton Stradley. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Douglas Kerr of Vestal, his son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Barton of Nichols; five grandchildren: Rebecca Barton Butterworth of Apalachin, Kathryn Kerr Bates of Binghamton, Elizabeth Kerr Wilson of Conklin, N.Y., Daniel Reid Barton of Houston, Texas, and Andrea B. Kerr of Boston, Mass.; 12 great grandchildren, Evelyn, David, Louisa, Adele, and Edward Julian Butterworth, Marina, Emma, and Olivia Bates, McKenna and Grant Wilson, Fayne and Farah Barton; and many nephews, nieces, and friends in the community.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of calling hours from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. on Friday by the Westbrook Masonic Lodge. Memories and condolences for Reid's family may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. A service of remembrance and celebration of a life well lived will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Brown Naik, officiating. A period of visitation will also be held on from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday. Interment will follow at the Nichols Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Nichols United Methodist Church, Bliven Street, Nichols, NY 13812 or the Nichols Cemetery, PO Box 42, Nichols, NY 13812 in loving memory of J. Reid Barton.   Towanda Daily Review – October 4, 2011  

 

BELLARDINI Joseph J. Bellardini, Jr.

age 85, of Corning died peacefully on Saturday Oct. 1st, 2011 at home. He was employed by NYSEG for 35 years, taking retirement in 1988. Calling hours are on Tuesday, Oct. 4th from 3 to 7 pm at Carpenters Funeral Home LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St. in Corning. A funeral Mass will be on Wed. Oct 5th at 10:00am at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Corning. Burial will be at St. Mary's Mausoleum in Corning. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY, 14830 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.   Star Gazette – October 3, 2011  

 

BOWMAN Mary Lou Moore

83, died Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the ElderWood Nursing Facility in Waverly New York.  Born January 2, 1928 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter on Shubal and Louella Turner Bowman and lived in the Valley most of her life. She was employed at Robert Packer Hospital for many years.  She was a member of the Sayre Christian Church, where she was an active member until her extended illness.  She is survived by her son William Moore of Sayre, Pa.; a son Thomas and Judy Moore of Waverly, New York; and a daughter Rosemary and Steven Garland of West Hartford, Conn.  She is also survived by her two brothers Robert and Richard Bowman, and many nieces and nephews. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother.  She is predeceased by her husband William Sr., son, Donald and daughter, Lucindia.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m., Monday September 26, 2011 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Mary’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. James Donahoo honoring her memory at 11 a.m. A special tribute to Mary’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – September 25, 2011  

 

BROODER Robert T. Brooder

61, of Cary, formerly of Bath, N.Y., died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.  He was employed as a parts clerk at Hendricks Chevrolet in Cary and formerly worked at dealerships in Bath, Corning, N.Y., and Elmira, N.Y. Also, we was a U.S. Army veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen; children, Erin Brooder, Shannon Brooder, Michael Brooder; a sister, Jane Brooder Laisenring.  Services will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post 173, Bath.  Arrangements are with Fagan’s Funeral Home.   Corning Leader – September 30, 2011

 

CAREY Lucille C. Jenks

age 79, of 419 West High Street, Painted Post died Saturday September 24, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira surrounded by her family. Lucille was born in Corning on February 24, 1932, the daughter of the late John Walter and Ethel Marian (Schuyler) Carey.  She married Larry Jenks on Nov 4th, 1950 in Painted Post, NY.  He survives her.   Lucille graduated in 1949 from Painted Post High School and was employed at Tillmans Drug Store as a bookkeeper. She worked for Dr. Rochester and then for Dr. Franklin as a receptionist retiring in 1994. Lucille was a member of the Painted Post First Baptist Church.  She was a cub scout den mother, and assisted with the Gang Mills girl scouts.  Surviving besides her husband Larry are three sons: Thomas (Sherry) Jenks of Corning; Larry Michael Jenks of Haggerstown, Ind; Timothy (Deborah) Jenks of Greenlawn, NY; one sister, Maureen (Kenneth) Naylor of Corning, NY;  grandaughter, Deanna (Tracy) Rhoads of Beaver Dams, NY; grandaughter, Kiersten Jenks of Dallas, TX; grandson, Sean Jenks of AZ; grandaughter, Amy Peters of Canisteo, NY; grandson, Adam Jenks of Fort Benning, GA; grandaughter, Katharine Jenks of Greenlawn , NY; grandson, Alex Jenks of Greenlawn, NY, and step granddaughter Trish VanGorden of Horseheads, NY; six great grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.  Lucille was predeceased by a brother, John Carey in 2010.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. Corning, Thursday Sept 29th from 2:00 to 4:00pm, services will follow at 4:00pm with Pastor Gary McCaslin officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.  Family suggests memorials in Lucilles’ name be made to The Dialysis Unit at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905-9984.  Corning Leader – September 27, 2011

 

CAREY Margaret Lant

age 72, of New Albany, Pa. died on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital with her loving family at her side.  Margaret was born May 20, 1939 in Long Branch, N.J. a daughter of the late Joseph & Clara Fritzsinger Carey. She married Donald S. Lant Jr. of Piscataway, N.J. on May 16, 1959. They resided in Piscataway until moving to Bradford County in 1970. She worked for 15 years for Herman Rynveld's Son Corp. wreath factory in New Albany.  She enjoyed family gatherings, especially preparing the food. She enjoyed collecting pennies trying to fill a big glass piggy bank. An avid bowler, she was a member of three teams in Towanda. She was a collector of many items, especially dolls and had a love for the casino and often had a lucky winning streak.  Surviving are her spouse, Don; six children, Donna Mae (Vic) Ordille, Donald S. (Maryanne) Lant III, Denise (Vern)Wells, James R. (Tina) Lant Sr., Anna M. (Ricky) Johnson and Deborah A. Lant; twenty-three brothers and sisters; brother-in-laws: Richard (Priscilla) Lant and James K (Vicki) Lant; grandchildren, Arthur Audet, Penny Audet, James R. Lant, Jason S. (Mandy) Lant, Joshua L. (Courtney) Lant, Brigitte C. Wells, Matthew N. Ordille, Dillon M. Dodge, Keely E. Johnson, Katie M. Johnson, Dayna M. Dodge, Garret T. Ordille; great grandchildren: Connor Duperre, Tristen Duperre, Legacy Duperre, Quinlan Audet, Jordan J. Lant, Lillyana May Lant, Brayden David Wells; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. with Pastor Beverly A. Murphy, officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Relay For Life , c/o Amy Huffman, Peoples State Bank, PO Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050-3701.   Towanda Daily Review – September 23, 2011  

 

CERIO Angela M. Zepp

Was born November 20, 1940, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, September 25, 2011. Beloved wife of Dennis and loving mother of her devoted children, Michael (Martha) Zepp, Michelle Troccia and Lisa (Carl) Camacho. Angela was predeceased by her parents, Anthony and Antoinette Cerio. In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her grandchildren, Jared Zepp, Brandon Zepp, Erica Zepp, Carrie Thompson, Elliott Thompson, Craig (Jeannette) Troccia, Heather (Reynaldo) Rios, Danielle (Thomas) Cavanaugh, Nicole Troccia, Jessica Camacho (Carlos Colon); as well as her sister, Suzanne West; and brothers, Joseph (Fran) Cerio and Richard (Mary Jane) Cerio. She also leaves 14 great-grandchildren. Angela was a longtime parishioner of Saint Anthony's Church in Elmira, and more recently of the Blessed Sacrament. She loved her family more than anything else, especially her loving husband of more than 54 years, Dennis. Each new grandchild and great-grandchild brought special joy into her life, and even Zoey, her little dog, knew the tenderness and attention of her maternal care. She loved flowers and everything beautiful in the world. Friends and neighbors, as well as her family, were blessed by her gentle spirit, sweet nature, and sense of humor. Angela was a wise, beautiful and gentle person. She will be missed greatly by her husband, family and friends. Prayers for the repose of her soul and for the grieving family and friends will be greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Southern Tier Hospice for their wonderful care and support. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, if preferred in lieu of flowers. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, September 29th, at Blessed Sacrament, St. Peter and Paul's Church, 161 High Street, Elmira at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate Angela's Mass.   Star Gazette – September 27, 2011

 

COLE Ira E. Cole

 93, Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call you took the hand God offered you,  and quietly left us all….. Ira  E. Cole, 93, of Glen Valley Road, Athens, Pa., died on Monday, September 19, 2011. Ira was born on June 22, 1918 in Windham, Pennsylvania, 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 longtime 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, Pa.; Marilyn Mosher Williamson and Joe Williamson of Trout Run, Pa.; 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; James (Lou) Cole; sister Rosella Hess all of State College, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive.   Ira was predeceased by his parents; his first wife Marion Dawn Cole on February 2, 1954; a son Gary Mitchell; son-in-law: Thomas Mosher; brother Robert Cole and sister Bertha Stoner.  Funeral services and a celebration of Ira’s life will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with the 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, September 21 from 6 to 8 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel.  Sayre Morning Times – September 23, 2011

 

DAILEY Eugene C.

Age 79 of Marshall St. Horseheads died Wed. Sept. 28, 2011 at Elcor Health Center. Gene was born in Waverly to Horace and Leona (Maas) Dailey. He was predeceased by their daughter, Mary Dailey. He is survived by his wife Emilee (Granger) Dailey; Daughter, Yvonne Dailey of Horseheads, NY; Son, David Dailey of Falls Church, VA; Grandchildren; Amanda Costello, Dane Dailey, and Morgan Dailey; Sisters, Janet Lundenberg and Susan Gillian. He was also predeceased by brother, Tom and sister Edna. Gene was retired from Thatcher Glass where he was a batch and melting foreman. He was also a veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Army. He loved his family, was a caring and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend who also enjoyed reading. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads, NY on Sat. Oct. 1, 2011 from 10:00 am-12:00 noon. His service will follow at 12:00 noon. Those wishing may remember Gene with memorials to the Alzheimer's Support Group C/O Chemung County Office for Aging PO Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902.   Star Gazette – September 30, 2011   

 

DAVIS John C. Davis

Age 84 of Watkins Glen, NY died on Monday, September 19, 2011 at Seneca View Nursing Facility. John is survived by his wife, Cora Sue Davis; children, Gertrude Brisbois & Family, Shirley Wells & Family and Patricia Mitstifer & Family; stepdaughter, Dawn Harrell & Family. His first wife, Mildred Davis, predeceased John. John retired from Nycor of Watkins Glen, NY, was a life member of the Mechanic's Club and serviced his country in the US Army. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services on Friday, September 30, 2011 in Montour Cemetery (upper drive) at 1:00 PM, The Rev. George Norton will officiate and where full Military Honors will be accorded. Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.  Star Gazette – September 28, 2011

 

DUFFY Patricia Ann Duffy Gushka

age 67, of 259 Marbaker Rd., Laceyville, Pa. died on Sunday afternoon Oct. 2, 2011 at Wilkes Barre General Hospital.  Pat was born on Oct. 19, 1943 in Wilkes Barre, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Irvin E. Duffy who died in 1986 and Virginia A. Rumpilla Duffy who died in 2007. Pat was a graduate of E.L. Myers High School in Wilkes Barre class of 1961. She would later graduate from the Empire Beauty School on May 31, 1963.  Pat married Anthony Paul Gushka on Aug. 1, 1964 in Wilkes Barre. After moving to the Laceyville area Pat would open her own beauty shop, Pat Gushka Beauty Shop at her home on May 18, 1984 and would operate the shop for 23 years before retiring on Dec. 31, 2007. Pat was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Parrish which would include her church St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing, Pa. She was involved in many Laceyville community associations and activities including the Laceyville Oldest House and was a past board member of the Laceyville Library.  Surviving is her husband of 47 years, Anthony Paul Gushka of Laceyville, her son and daughter in law Anthony Patrick and Tammy Lee Gushka and her grandson Von Anthony Gushka all of White Haven, Pa. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers George Duffy who died in 1978 and Irvin Duffy, Jr who died in 2008.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday morning Oct. 7, 2011 from the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. from the St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing with Father Joseph Manarchuck of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Albert Cemetery in Mountain Top, Pa. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.  In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Laceyville Library, PO Box 68, Laceyville, PA 18623, the Laceyville Oldest House, Main Street, Laceyville, PA 18623, or the charity of the donor's choice.  Towanda Daily Review – October 4, 2011    

 

DUTTON Constance Marie Dutton

A life well-lived is a precious gift of hope and strength and grace from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place.   Constance Marie Dutton, 76, of Cady Avenue, Nichols died on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 following a period of declining health. Connie as she was affectionately known by her loving family and friends, was a lifelong resident of Nichols. She was born on July 2, 1935 a daughter of the late Earl and Nellie (Olmstead) Dutton. Connie was well known throughout the community as a hard worker, a reliable and loving babysitter and a very caring person. Connie was a member of the Nichols United Methodist Church where she was a member of their "Friday Crew" She opened her heart and arms and was known as "other mother" to Barry Dutton, Kelly Dutton Edsell, Alan Dutton, Richard Cole, Carl Cole and Lori (Cole) Somers. She will be greatly missed by her family and for the awesome coconut cream cake she made.  Connie is survived by her sisters, Althea Lewis and Jean Henry; and brothers Jack Dutton and Jay (Carol) Dutton. She is also survived by her very special niece and best friend, Charlene Katchuk; nieces and nephews Ronald Henry, Gary (Carol) Henry, Bonnie Walker, Doug (Diane) Rogers, Charlene (Larry) Katchuk, Terry (Debbie) Rogers, Todd (Carla Bendock) Rogers, Carol (Michael) O'Toole, Cindy Nye, Barry (Edlyn) Dutton, Kelly (Joel) Edsell, Alan (Rachael) Dutton and their families. Connie was predeceased by her parents Nellie and Earl Dutton, sisters Harriet Rogers and Catherine Nye; brothers Leroy and Franklin Dutton; and nieces Barbara Lewis, Beverly Bell and Becky Henry.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Connie's life on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with her pastor, Rev. Daniel Martin, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Nichols Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols United Methodist Church, Bliven St., Nichols, NY 13812 in loving memory of Constance Marie Dutton.   Towanda Daily Review – September 22, 2011 

 

EVANS Edward R.

Erin: Age 57 of Laurel Hill Rd. (PO Box 169) Erin, NY, died Sat. Oct. 1, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was retired from Southport Correctional Facility and was a seven year veteran of the US Army. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Marylin Evans; children, Cyle (Amanda) Evans of Breesport, John Millsaps, Monique D'Errico, Marc DeBates and Nie'cole DeBates; grandchildren, Gabriella, Troy, Joshua, Marc, Josiah, Nikhi, Lani; brothers, Chris Evans, Vinny Evans; and sister, Joyce Evans. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed. from 1-3:00 p.m. His service with military honors will follow calling hours at 3:00 p.m. with Mr. Stan Young officiating.  Star Gazette – October 4, 2011  

 

FEIGHERY Robert Feighery

74, of Cape May, NJ, died suddenly at his home on Sunday, October 2. He is survived by his five children, Judy Feighery Marble of Erdenheim, PA; Robert of Philadelphia, PA; Thomas of Apex, NC; Michael of Stephens City, VA; and Richard of Medford, NJ; his 15 grandchildren; and his brother, Edward of Diamond Bar, CA. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Bob was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School, Class of 1955. Bob lived in Woodbury, NJ; Horseheads, NY; Erie, PA; and Medford, NJ; before moving to Cape May in 2001. Bob retired after 33 years of service with IBM. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, vacationing in Fort Myers Beach during the winters, volunteering at his church, fishing and spending time on the beach. Bob was pre-deceased by his wife, Carol and sister, Kathleen. A viewing will be held Wednesday October 5th, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and Thursday October 6th from 10 to 11a.m. at Saint John Neumann Parish, at St. John of God Catholic Church, 680 Town Bank Road, North Cape May, NJ 08204. A Funeral Mass will be held October 6th, at 11:00 a.m., at Saint John of God followed by his interment at New Saint Mary's Cemetery, 515 West Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob's name to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 Route 9 North, Swainton, NJ 08210 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements: Ingersoll-Greenwood Funeral Home, North Wildwood, NJ.   Star Gazette – October 4, 2011

 

FRANZESE Erik J. Franzese

Age 29 of Lowman, NY died at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Erik is survived by his mother, Debra (Brent) Andrews of Lowman, NY; father, Stephen (Sue) Franzese of Newark Valley, NY; fiancée, Sarah Monell of Lowman, NY; grandmother, Helen E. Conkright of Lowman, NY; grandfather, Albert A. Franzese of Watkins Glen, NY; and special great aunt, Ellen Hulslander of New Port Richie, FL. He is also survived by stepbrothers, Steven McCall (Jenn), Cameron Andrews (Carissa) and Colby Andrews; stepsister, Carrie Andrews; along with numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, a niece and many friends. Erik is also predeceased by his grandfather, John L. "Beebop" Conkright; grandmother, Dorothy M. Franzese; and stepbrother, T-Jay McCall. Erik was born on August 16, 1982 in Rochester, NY and served as a Combat Medic in the US Army and served in Iraq from 2004-05. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sports and loved music. Erik was a member of the American Legion and VFW of Owego, NY. Erik was also employed with Falcon Technology Incorporated of Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, September 30, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Reading Center, NY where full Military Honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans, 434 Garrison Place, Elmira, NY 14903 in Erik's name.   Star Gazette – September 29, 2011

 

FRISBIE Edna A. (Frisbie) Ehrhart

92, of Palmyra, died peacefully on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Twin Oaks Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family.   She was born Tuesday, May 27, 1919 in Burlington, Pa., to the late Myron K. and Bessie A. (Ellis) Frisbie. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Russell D. Ehrhart on Monday, October 11, 1999.  She was a loving homemaker, member of Bethany United Methodist Church and had served on the administration council, former member of United Methodist Women, Ladies Bible Class, Palmyra Senior Citizens, Sojourners Travel Club of Hershey. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be missed by many.  She is survived by a son, James K. Ehrhart and wife Donna of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Victoria E. Inscho and husband Donald of Etters and Patricia E. Frye and husband Richard of Middletown; six grandchildren, Eric Inscho of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Jennifer Inscho of Arlington, Va., Daniel Floyd of Langhorn, Pa., Joseph Floyd of Middletown, Jaime Floyd of Middletown, Pa., and Greta Ehrhart of Kennett Square, Pa.; one great-grandson, Beau Phillippy.   She was predeceased by three sisters, Doris Snyder, Jane Levering and Adelaide Grune.  Funeral services will be held Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Rothermel Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, Pa., with the Rev. Richard A. Clark officiating. Family and friends are invited for viewing from 10 a.m. until time of the services. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Annville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Bethany United Methodist Church, 20 East Cherry Street, Palmyra, PA 17078.    Sayre Morning Times – September 28, 2011

 

GEORGIA Joyce Mae Georgia Benesh

age 85, of Penn Yan died Thursday, September 22, 2011, at her home.  Joyce was born April 30, 1926, the daughter of LaMonte and Lida Hamilton Georgia.  She was a 1942 graduate of Horseheads Central School, serving as class treasurer, after high school she attended Russell Sage College, of Troy NY; she was a 1946 graduate with a degree in Marketing.  She became the wife of Joseph Clyde Benesh in 1948.  Past employment for Joyce included Bendix Eclipse and Gorton Coy in Elmira, NY.  She was a former member and president of the Haverling Central School Board, she served as an officer of the NYS School Board Association.  Joyce was also a proud founding member of the Bath Chapter of the American Association of University Women.  Also to her credit, Joyce was a US Navy LST 559 Reunion secretary, and author of LST559 Newsletter.  Surviving Joyce, her husband, Joseph Benesh, three children, Mark LaMonte (Kay) Benesh, Matthew Clark (Marie) Benesh, Barron Jay (Lisa) Benesh. Three grandchildren, Jeffrey Matthew Benesh, Kyle Joseph Benesh, Maxwell Conrad Benesh.  Private services at the family’s request, and the gratefully declines flowers.  Memorials in the name of Joyce M. Benesh may be directed to Bath Chapter of American Association of University  Women, 11350 East Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840.  Fagan’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Corning Leader – September 25, 2011  

 

GLASBRENNER David C

David C. Glasbrenner, Sr., age 59, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  David was born June 18, 1952 in Philadelphia, a son of George and Ruth (Rittinger) Glasbrenner. He was the husband of Sue (Hale) Glasbrenner.   David had been employed as a Fire Department Administrator and was president of the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department in Ashland, NJ prior to his retirement. David enjoyed spending time with his family and was very devoted to them. He was a member of the Ashland Presbyterian Church.   David is survived by his wife, Sue; two sons, David Carl Glasbrenner, Jr. and Jacob Charles Glasbrenner, both of Wellsboro, PA, a step-son, Robert Michael Sapio, III of Wellsboro, PA; a sister-in-law, Maryann Glasbrenner of Williamstown, NJ; a niece, April (Tom) Leach of Blackwood, NJ; a nephew, Paul Glasbrenner of Williamstown, NJ; a Godfather, Joseph Miller of Huntingdon, PA. He was predeceased by his parents, and a brother, John Glasbrenner in 2010.  Services will be private. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 26, 2011

 

GUIDICE Sheila Anne Guidice

age 46, of 179 Chestnut Street, Corning, NY, died unexpectedly on September 20, 2011, in Williston, Vermont. Sheila was born in Bellville, N.J. on July 11, 1965, the daughter of Carl W. Guidice and Anne M. Capawana.  Sheila graduated from Hopatcong High School in Hopatcong, N.J.  Sheila embraced life and took her travels from Florida to California, Seattle, WA to Georgia and finally found her home in Corning, N.Y.  She was employed by Corning Museum Of Glass, Corning, NY,  where she was a Leisure Sales Manager since 2002. Sheila most treasured the moments spent with her loving nephews, nieces and cousins, and found a home in the hearts of many close friends.  Sheila had an infectious laugh and could make everyone around her smile and feel special.  She is survived by her father: Carl W. Guidice of White Meadow, Florida, mother: Anne M. Capawana of Elmira, NY, three brothers: Joseph Capawana of Elmira, NY, Daniel (Michelle) Capawana of Elmira NY, Thomas (Bridget) Capawana of Wappinger Falls, NY, four nephews; three nieces; many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Sheila was predeceased by her sister, Carla Guidice and grandparents Thomas and Margaret O’Neill, Mario and Anna Guidice.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W Pulteney St. In Corning, Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00pm and from 6:00 to 8:00pm, services will follow at 8:00pm with Father Lewis Brown of All Saints Parish officiating.  Burial will be in Gate Of Heaven, East Hanover, N.J. on Monday, September 26th at 11:00am.  Memorials may be made to: Big Brothers & Sisters of Central Southern Tier, 79 Flint Ave., Corning, NY 14830.   Corning Leader - September 24, 2011    Marion D. Young, 84, of Bingham Center Road, Genesee, died Friday (Sept. 23, 2011) in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Arrangements are under the direction of the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service   

 

HANER Roger H. Haner,

age 71, of Middlebury Center, PA, died on Sat., Oct. 1, 2011. He was the son of the late Earl and Iona (Reynolds) Haner. He is survived by his companion of 18 years, Jean Nickerson of Middlebury Center, PA, brother, Robert Haner of Middlebury Center, PA, sister, Delores Weeks of Wellsboro, PA. A memorial service will be held on Sat., Oct. 8, 2011 at the Church of Christ, Wellsboro, PA at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.   Star Gazette – October 2, 2011

 

HAWKINS Frances J. "Franny" Trick

On the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, Frances J (Hawkins) Trick of Canton died unexpectedly at Williamsport Hospital. She was 56 years of age. Born in Sayre, Pa., on July 1, 1955, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Jane (Johnson) Hawkins. Franny was employed for many years as a medical secretary, and she worked as long as her health permitted. She was a soft spoken lady, quiet and unassuming. No one could tell from a first glance that within her slender frame there beat the heart of a mother lion when it came to her family nothing was too good or too out of reach. In addition to her own children Franny opened her home to numerous others who became part of her unofficial "adopted" family. She became "Mom" to scores of Canton's young people over the years. Franny was one of Canton's preeminent civic activists, always going the extra mile above and beyond . She was a very active member of Canton Chapter No. 981 Women of The Moose and served in the College of Regents. She tended to the bookkeeping of the chapter for many years and assisted in awarding scholarships to deserving young people. Franny was also a member of the Village Improvement Association and was a familiar face during the annual "Mile of Pennies" drive. One of her most definitive works was in being a founding member of Save The Pool. As was true of most Canton kids during the late 1950's and 1960's, Franny practically grew up at Canton's War Memorial swimming pool. By the mid 1990's as the pool was showing severe signs of wear, and faced with permanent closing, Franny's fond recollections and her desire for ensuing generations to enjoy the pool as much as she did drove to help spearhead a campaign to save and restore the facility. She also served as treasurer of Save the Pool, as well as the Canton Area Recreation Association. Franny was also a woman with great faith in the Lord, and was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton. In times of distress and tribulation she drew strength from her Savior. Even when serious health issues began to take their toll on her she remained undaunted, always putting the concerns of others before her own. With a friendly countenance and a humble demeanor Franny opened her heart to all.  Franny is survived by her mother, Mary Jane Watson, a son, Glenn Trick, daughter, Nichole Trick (and John Ambruch) all of Canton, a very dear member of her adopted family whom she loved like a daughter, April Mattox of Webster, N.Y.; brothers Roger Hawkins of Canton, James (and Leslie) Hawkins of Moscow, Pa., Thomas Watson (and Lisa Mertz of Limerick, Pa.; a sister Nancy (and Michael) Neff of Canton; granddaughters Isabella Cornbower and Katie Shay, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Lynn Hawkins.  Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. A celebration of her life will take place at 3 p.m. with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that donations in Franny's name be directed to the Frances Trick Memorial Fund, c/o 57 E. Carson Street, Canton, PA 17724, for the purpose of placing a fitting memorial to Franny at the Canton pool.    Towanda Daily Review – September 22, 2011 

 

HOSTRANDER Thelma P. Monks

90, of Woodland Ave., Wellsboro, Pa., died Sept. 25, 2011, at her home. She was the wife of the late Kenneth D. Monks who died Sept. 30, 1977. Thelma was born Oct. 14, 1920, in Jersey Shore, Pa., the daughter of the late Edward L. and Mabel Carl Hostrander. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, a housekeeper for Laurel Health Hospital and a cafeteria worker for Corning Glass Works Mfg., Mergenthaler and the Wellsboro School District. Thelma was a very active member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, and enjoyed cooking and baking.  Surviving are sons, Kenneth Monks, Hazelton, Pa., and David Monks, South Williamsport, Pa.; daughter, Vona Kelly, Wellsboro, Pa.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Edward (Pete) Hostrander, Wellsboro and Royce Hostrander, Williamsport, Pa.; sister, Nora Tebbin, Dryden, Mich.; sister-in-law, Margaret Myers, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law, James Kelly; brothers, Richard, Carl, and Harold; and sister, Geri.  Friends and family are invited to Thelma's Life Celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. Funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Burial in Jersey Shore Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 26, 2011

 

HOUGHTALING Actie A. Hauber

age 97, of Campbell, formerly of Caton, NY went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 2, 2011 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY. Actie was born March 8, 1914 in Potter Brook, PA to Charlie and Annie May (Webster) Houghtaling. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Stanton of Horseheads and Carol (John) Adams of Colorado Springs, CO; three sons, Wendell (Amelia) Hauber of Millford, PA, Clinton (Shary) Hauber of Campbell, and Craig (Christine) Hauber of Oshawa, Canada; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Effie Mather, Julia Simmons, John and Clinton Hauber. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 1-3 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral service will follow calling hours at 3:00 PM with Reverend Dale Ingraham officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Caton.   Star Gazette – October 4, 2011   

 

KEENER Nancy L. Bailey

72, peacefully died and met her Savior on September 23, 2011 in the comfort of her home. Mrs. Bailey was born July 6, 1939 to the late Lester and Kate Keener in Horseheads, NY. She was a longtime, active member of Thailia Lynn Baptist Church Bible Fellowship Class. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, sister, and friend. She will be deeply missed. Left to cherish her memory is: son, Dennis Bailey and wife Karen; brother, Raymond Keener and wife Joannie; and sister, Eula Pratt and husband Bill of Horseheads, NY. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gary Bailey; and son, Joe Bailey; and brother, Charles Keener of Sacramento, CA. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2011, at Thailia Lynn Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Epilepsy Society.   Star Gazette – September 28, 2011 

 

LEONARD Robert H. Leonard

age 59, born Elmira, NY died suddenly on September 18, 2011.  He was predeceased by parents, William Leonard and Mary Earle Leonard of Elmira NY; brothers, William (Hoss) Leonard and Richard (Dickie) Leonard. Robert is survived by his wife, Sheila Speed-Leonard of Rochester, NY. Also survived by three children; son, Shaun Leonard and daughters, Melissa (Stevie) Fender and Melanie Leonard all of Valdosta, GA; two step-sons, Peter Palombi of Ontario, NY and Jonathan Speed of Rochester, NY and 13 beloved grandchildren in both NY and GA; sisters, Grace (Robert) Thomas and Aurora(Chris) Buchanan; sisters-in-law, Carol (Hoss) Leonard and Linda (Dickie) Leonard. Bobby also left behind several nieces, nephews, cousins, one aunt and countless friends.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Johnson's (in the back pavillion) 5800 State Route 414, Hector, NY 14841 (607) 546-5800. Any flowers may be sent directly to Johnson's.   Star Gazette – September 24, 2011    

 

MacNAUGHTON Patricia Joyce (Klein) Howland

Wendy Ward MacNaughton Castrone of Margate, Fla., died on Thursday September 22, 2011 at the age of 68. Wendy was a 1961 graduate of Waverly Central High School. She graduated from the Binghamton General Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 as a Registered Nurse. Her life’s nursing career found her in a variety of locations including Massachusett General Hospital, facilities in Syracuse, N.Y., Phoenix, Arizona, and most recently, as a  private duty nurse in Margate, Florida.  Wendy is predeceased by her parents Marguerite(Muggins) Smith and Malcolm Duane MacNaughton, and older brother Malcolm Duane, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Castrone Musselman and son-in-law Lt Col USAF Brian Musselman and granddaughter, Tavia Cate Musselman of Washington, D.C.  Surviving family include Darby MacNaughton Graves and Robert F. Graves, Columbus, Ohio, Bonnie MacNaughton in Tennessee, Duncan and Dawn MacNaughton,  Chemung, New York, Sandra MacNaughton Hogan and Steve Hogan Margate, Florida. Wendy is also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Wendy’s love for her dogs and all animals were of great importance as were all the Societies that protected the humane treatment of  animals. She was also an active volunteer for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Awarness program.  Interment will be held in late fall at the Oakwood Cemetary, Syracuse, New York, at the discretion of the family. Donations in her name may be made to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.   Sayre Morning Times – September 30, 2011   

 

MacNAUGHTON Wendy Ward MacNaughton Castrone

of Margate, Fla., died on Thursday September 22, 2011 at the age of 68.   Wendy was a 1961 graduate of Waverly Central High School. She graduated from the Binghamton General Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 as a Registered Nurse. Her life’s nursing career found her in a variety of locations including Massachusett General Hospital, facilities in Syracuse, N.Y., Phoenix, Arizona, and most recently, as a  private duty nurse in Margate, Florida.  Wendy is predeceased by her parents Marguerite(Muggins) Smith and Malcolm Duane MacNaughton, and older brother Malcolm Duane, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Castrone Musselman and son-in-law Lt Col USAF Brian Musselman and granddaughter, Tavia Cate Musselman of Washington, D.C.  Surviving family include Darby MacNaughton Graves and Robert F. Graves, Columbus, Ohio, Bonnie MacNaughton in Tennessee, Duncan and Dawn MacNaughton,  Chemung, New York, Sandra MacNaughton Hogan and Steve Hogan Margate, Florida. Wendy is also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Wendy’s love for her dogs and all animals were of great importance as were all the Societies that protected the humane treatment of  animals. She was also an active volunteer for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Awarness program.  Interment will be held in late fall at the Oakwood Cemetary, Syracuse, New York, at the discretion of the family. Donations in her name may be made to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.  Sayre Morning Times – October 3, 2011    

 

MAY Phillip E. May

59, of 711 Wells Ave., Athens, Pa. died early Saturday morning, Oct. 1, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Phillip was born in Sayre, Pa. on April 3, 1952 the son of the late Claude F. May and Sadie Louise Gowin May Kasson. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School class of 1970. On Aug. 28, 1983 he married the former Kelly DeKay at the Athens Wesleyan Church. Phillip was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for 35 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. He loved spending time with his daughter and granddaughters and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and refinishing furniture. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kelly May; daughter and son-in-law Katie Lynn and Elvin Seals of Athens; granddaughters, Sariannah, Ahtyriannah, Trinidy and Nakiah; brothers, Edwin May and wife Bonnie, Claude May, Joseph May and Mark Kasson; stepbrothers David and Robert Kasson; step sisters, Mary and Carol Kasson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters Phyllis Kasson and Connie Nichols, and brothers Larry James May, Clyde Robert May and John R. May. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. with Rev. James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford Unit of the American Cancer Society , 1948 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701-3945, in Phillip's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – October 2, 2011    

 

McCARTHY Martin R. "Red" McCarthy

71, of Binghamton, ended his battle and entered the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Survived by his wife of 39 years, Mary Jo (Toomey) McCarthy; three daughters, Vicki (Mike) Campbell of Bybee, TN, Chrystyne McCarthy of Saratoga, NY, Lisa Collins of Sherburne, NY; a son, Timothy (Deana) McCarthy of Marathon, NY; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was a member, Eucharistic Minister, Sacristan, and usher at Saturday evening Mass at St. Andrew's Church and a spiritual caregiver at Lourdes Hospital. The family would like to express their gratitude to Lourdes Hospice Program, especially his nurse, Lori. Red was a 1959 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Elmira. In his teens he was employed as a tray boy at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was known for his friendliness, wit, hard work and generosity. His enlistment with the United States Marine Corps was cut short by heart and back injuries which plagued him throughout life. A Funeral Mass was offered at the Church of Sts. John and Andrew. At a later date burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with full Military Honors. Arrangements were made by McDevitt & McManus Funeral Home, LLC, 88-90 Front St., Binghamton.   Star Gazette – October 2, 2011

 

McCHESNEY John E. “Butch” McChesney Sr

66, of East Hill Church Road, Addison, formerly of East Corning, died on Friday, September 30, 2011 at Corning Hospital following an extended disability.Born in Elmira on July 13, 1945, Butch was the son of the late Donald and Juanita Morter McChesney. He and the former Linda D. Newell were married on September 5, 1970 at the Rathbone United Methodist Church.Butch was a long time employee at Rhinehart Sand & Gravel in East Corning until a serious injury sustained 10 years ago while deer hunting. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved his Harley motorcycles. He and Linda both owned Harley’s and truly loved riding together. A very gifted musician, Butch was a guitarist in various country bands over the years including his own band, “Mobile Express”, which he and Linda both performed in. Surviving Butch are his wife of 41 years, Linda McChesney of Addison, his daughter, Jody Arms of Corning, his sons, John (Joy) McChesney Jr. of Addison and Shawn (Christine) McChesney of Beaver Dams, his grandchildren, Joshua Baxter, Amanda Jo Baxter, Dallas Arms, Austin McChesney, Michael McChesney and Susan McChesney, his great granddaughter, Arielle Baxter, his brother, Lonnie (Diane) McChesney of Corning and several nieces and nephews.Friends may call on Tuesday, October 4 from 6 to 7:30 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull. A memorial service for Butch will follow at 7:30 PM with his Pastor, Rev. Pete Miller officiating.

Corning Leader – October 4, 2011 

 

McCLURE Richard Edgar McClure

75, of Crossville, TN, formerly of Pine City, New York died Sept. 19, 2011. Mr. McClure was born March 14, 1936, in Bradford County, PA, the son of the late Harry J. McClure and Helen L. Campbell McClure. He served his country in the United States Army in Korea and was employed as a supervisor in the Central Motor Pool in the Army Reserve, was an active member of Lyons Club in both NY and TN, and served as a District Governor in NY. Mr. McClure and his surviving wife, Delores A. (Hendrix) McClure would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on October 5th. He is also survived by; daughter, Tammy Lea Johnson of West Point, Utah; daughter and son-in-law, Sara J. and Edward Lattin of Elmira, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Mark R. and Margie McClure of Mansfield, PA; brothers, Donald McClure of Millerton, PA and Harry J. McClure of Hickory, NC; and eight grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Allen and Horton Pete McClure. A Memorial Service will be announced for a future date in Elmira, New York.    Star Gazette – October 4, 2011   

 

NICKERSON Kelly Daniel Eugene Nickerson

39, of Towanda, Pa., formerly of Cleveland, Texas, died early Thursday morning Sept. 29, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Born April 29, 1972 in Sayre, he was a son of Daniel Lane and the late Delores Nickerson. Kelly attended the Towanda schools and was a tattoo artist in Towanda for several years. He later moved to Cleveland, Texas where he was employed as shop foreman for Rake Sales. At the time of his death he was employed by Johnson's Quarry in Stevensville, Pa. Kelly enjoyed working on cars, fishing, hunting, and NASCAR. He was a person of many talents.  Surviving are his wife, E. Diane Baker Nickerson; daughter Nikita Nickerson of Wysox; father Daniel Lane of Monroeton; brothers Daniel Lane and wife Deb of Laceyville, John Daniel Lane of Troy; sister Sue McCandless of Shepherd, Texas; his extended family, Robert Douglas of Towanda and Barbara Douglas of Towanda; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.   He was preceded in death by his mother Delores Nickerson on March 18, 2009.  Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.   Towanda Daily Review – October 1, 2011  

 

OSGOOD Audrey Osgood Dean

81, of Galeton, PA, died Thursday, September 29, 2011 at her home. Born July 30, 1930, in Galeton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Cecelia (Burrous) Osgood. She graduated from Galeton High School in 1948. On July 27, 1948, in Elkland, she married Ronald Dean, Sr., who survives. Audrey was a homemaker who enjoyed bingo, bowling, reading, vacationing in Florida, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to her husband of 63 years, Ronald Dean, Sr., are a son, Ronald Dean, Jr., Galeton; four grandchildren, Ronald E. Dean, III, Kimberly G. (Thomas) Preston, Leslie and Ashlie Dean; three great-grandsons, Michael, Mitchell, and Matthew Preston; two sisters, Erma Evans and Sharon (Paul) Dean, both of Galeton; a step daughter, Diana Smith, Galeton; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Audrey was predeceased by a son, William Dean, a brother, Vern Osgood, Sr., a sister, Thelma Evans, and a daughter-in-law, Ellen Dean. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.  Star Gazette – October 2, 2011   

 

PARADISO James 'Ratsie' Paradiso

died at home surrounded by family on September 30, 2011. He was 75 years old. Did you know Ratsie? If you met him you wouldn't forget him. He was a unique individual, for sure. A native and lifelong resident of Watkins Glen, he served in the Army before receiving a degree in electrical engineering from Alfred College. He worked briefly for Shepard Niles before life took him in another direction. In 1963 he assumed responsibility for the family restaurant after his father fell ill. A successful businessman, he was the owner and operator of Paradiso's Restaurant for 34 years, catering to locals, tourists, and the occasional race car driver. Upon entering retirement he embraced new found opportunities, resuming gardening, volunteering for local organizations, and bartering with businesses to keep WG's Adopt-a-Highway program thriving. One of his greatest pleasures came from his participation in the region's pool playing community. He was a skilled shooter, having learned the sport at Shang's Pool Hall as a youth, and was well known in the area competing in many tournaments, some as far away as Las Vegas. Though his preference for socializing was limited, over the years he was a member of several local clubs, including the Elks, Moose, Redman, American Legion, Mechanics Club and the VFW. Jim lived life on his own terms; there was no way around that. A man of few words he had much to say, infusing everything with his dry wit, humor, and unique view of the world. He was a seeker of knowledge, evidenced by the stacks of books, papers and clipped articles on his kitchen table. If you were one of the lucky ones, that information made it to you in some unusual and unexpected way, with a spirited debate not far behind. Jim was a generous soul, and what one might describe as a 'zealot' in the 'reduce, reuse, recycle' movement. Jims health declined rapidly in the past few years and he was the fortunate recipient of exceptional support from many people who cared for him greatly, including his sister Jo Pat Wright, who selflessly gave of her medical knowledge, time, patience and love, his sister Mary Cook, his son Greg, his daughter Olivia, his lifelong friend and ex-wife, Liz, and his care providers Anna Snyder, Jesse Parish, and Connie Rekczis. Having moved beyond his physical being, we envision him engaged in an animated reunion with his much loved family who eagerly awaited his arrival - his parents Ratsie and Angie, his sister Cliss, and his children Jimmy and Lisa. Jim is survived by his children Greg (Cathy) Paradiso of Parkton, MD, Anne (Charles Baah) Paradiso of Burlington, VT, Julia (John Davis) Paradiso of Burlington, VT and Olivia Paradiso of Watkins Glen. He is also survived by his brothers Paul and Bob, his sisters Mary (David) Cook and Jo Pat (Jack) Wright. "Papa" had ten grandchildren - Caitlin, Angelo, Anna, Gianni, Gabriel, Juliana, Sam, Eva, Theo and Sofia - and likely will be remembered as a jokester, somewhat eccentric, and probably a bit grumpy; as Jim would have said, "a curmudgeon". At his request there will be no funeral or service. Family and friends are invited to a life celebration at the former location of Paradiso's Restaurant in Watkins Glen (now Bleachers Sports Bar and Grill) from 5-10pm on Thursday, 10/6. As a pragmatist, Jim would see no value in flowers. If you would like to remember him he has suggested donations to the Schuyler County Ambulance Association and the Watkins Glen Police Benevolence Association. And when the next opportunity presents itself, we ask you to grab a Coors Light and raise a short glass in his memory. We sure will miss you Jim- until we meet again.

Star Gazette – October 2, 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, N.Y. 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 a.m. 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 a.m. 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.    Sayre Morning Times – September 22, 2011

 

PETERS Stephen Mark

Bradford County officials have identified the body found floating in Mill Stone Creek last week, but are still working to discover more details about the man's death.  Bradford County Coroner Thomas M. Carman issued a statement on Saturday identifying the victim as Stephen Mark Peters, a 33-year-old Bradford County resident. Carman said that a key factor in identifying Peters was publication of photographs of his tattoos, though his identity was confirmed through fingerprints and medical records.  "I would like to thank the media and public for their assistance in the identification of Mr. Peters," Carman said.  According to Pennsylvania State Police, Peters' body was discovered on Sept. 8 in Mill Stone Creek along Deep Hollow Road by a person state police identified as "working on the road" in the aftermath of recent flooding.  Officials have not issued any statement concerning how the body got into the creek or if it was related to the flooding.  An autopsy was performed on the Peters on Friday by Dr. James Terzian, a forensic pathologist at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y. Carman said he doesn't expect the autopsy report to be issued for approximately three weeks after the autopsy, at which point he and the state police hope to determine the cause and manner of death.  At the time of the discovery, State Police Cpl. Al Ogden said that police were investigating multiple scenarios, and Carman said that no possibility was being ruled out.  Toxicology tests were performed on the body, which Carman said is standard procedure for any autopsy, but he added that it will take some time before those results will become available. The results of the toxicology tests will be part of the autopsy report.  According to Carman, Peters was married and had 3 children.

 

PLANK Gerald Lee

Gerald Lee Plank, 50 of 387 Station Road, Lawrenceville, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Elkland.  He was born in Wellsboro, the son of George and June Combs Plank.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Thursday, Oct. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 11 a.m., with Pastor Jonathan Hardt, officiating. Burial will be in Northrup Hill Cemetery, Cameron, N.Y. Donations may be made to the family to help with expenses.   Wellsboro Gazette -  – October 4, 2011  

 

POWELL George H.

Age 62, born in Elmira, resident of Seattle, WA with last port of call Sydney, Australia. George died Tuesday, September 13, in Seattle, WA. Predeceased by father, Richard. Survived by wife, Kathy, mother, Chris, brothers: twin Richard (Donna), Robert (Brenda) and David; sister, Lisa (Gerry); nephews, Erik, Brett, Brian, Ryan; niece, Beth and great-nephews & niece, Christopher, Damien and Megan, sister-in-law, Sandy (Bruce) Cunningham, stepdaughters, Heather (Mike) Stagg, Sarah (Carl) Beauregard, Stepson Joseph Bostic and step-grandchildren, Alexis, Ethan, and Hayden. George graduated from Horseheads High School 1967, Corning Community College 1969 & Florida Atlantic University in 1973. An Eagle Scout, George spent several years on the waterfront staff of Camp Seneca. (Some campers may still not know there were twins on staff.) He spent much of his career in Underwater/Ocean Engineering, most recently working for the University of Sydney in Australia. He had friends around the world and was a favorite Uncle & tickle monster. He is remembered for the humorous cards he drew, service to others, love of adventure, bear hugs, and stories from his travels around the world. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may honor George's memory with donations to the Boy Scouts Five Rivers Council, 244 West Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Family and friends are invited to call at Rufus Tanner House on Wednesday, October 12 from 5-7:00pm.   Star Gazette – October 2, 2011 

 

ROMANCE Gary J. Romance

48 died Monday September 19, 2011 at Corning Hospital.  He was born in Bath, NY on October 20, 1962 the son of Steve Romance and Dorothy Harrian Romance. He was a farmer at the Romance Farms in Savona, NY.  He was predeceased by his father Steve Romance in 1990, two brothers Don Romance, Mark Romance.  He is survived by his mother Dorothy Romance of Horseheads, NY, three sisters Sharon (Doug) McCann of Savona, NY, Cindy Romance of Horseheads, NY, and Krista (Chadd) Soto of Lake View.  Calling hours are being observed TODAY Friday September 23, 2011 from noon to 2:00pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where his funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling at 2:00pm with Father Connor officiating. His burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Bath, NY.   Corning Leader – September 23, 2011   

 

SACKRIDER Ann L. Holder

Age 80, of 242 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at her residence. She was born September 11, 1931 in Brave, PA, the daughter of Francis and Louise Phillips Sackrider. Ann was raised by her stepmother, "Elsie" and her father, "Sacky." She was a nursing assistant for Dr. Stuart Davis in Westfield, PA for many years. Survived by sons, Bruce R. (Lori) Holder, Morgantown, WV, Graye (Elizabeth) Holder, San Antonio, TX; daughters, Debra J. (Tim) Savoy, Mansfield, PA, Louise A. Holder and Jon Hoffer, Lawrenceville, PA, Neva S. Reese, Mansfield, PA; sister, MaryJo Fosmer, Alden, NY; 10 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Holder. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA. Pastor Jason Reed Offc. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Westfield Public Library.   Star Gazette – October 1, 2011   

 

SAXON Frank W. Saxon

62, of Rock Hills, S.C., formerly of Towanda, died at his home on July 7 and will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors on Oct. 11, 2011.  Frank is survived by his wife Diane Saxon; two daughters, Frannie Saxon Gage of Rock Hill, S.C. and Tai Saxon of Austin, Texas; his step-daughter Connie Burt of Troy, Pa.; his mother Rebecca R. Saxon of Towanda, Pa.; his brothers Donald Saxon Jr. and Ernie Saxon; and also his sister Melissa Kinsman.  Towanda Daily Review – September 28, 2011 

 

SHERWOOD Ruth E. Cady

93, of Mills, PA, died on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born November 24, 1917, in Wellsville, NY, she was the daughter of Frank and Lucy Lorrow Sherwood. Mrs. Cady owned and operated a dairy farm for many years. She was employed as a cook by the Northern Tier Children's Home in Harrison Valley for 21 years. Ruth was a member of the Mills Union Church, the Harrison-Ulysses-Genesee senior center, and enjoyed playing bingo. Surviving are: three sons, Paul Cady of Cato, NY, Ronald Cady of Wellsville, NY, and Marlin (Debbie Dickinson) Cady of Ulysses, PA; 23 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two sisters, Trudie Henchey of Westfield, MA and Marie James of Shinglehouse, PA; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Arnold in 1969 and Kenneth in 2005; two daughters, Virginia Waite in 2010 and Joyce Tubbs in 2011; her former husband, Arthur H. Cady in 2006; three sisters; and three brothers. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and on Wednesday at the Mills Union Church, Mills, PA from 12:00 - 2:00 PM, with Funeral and Committal Services following at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Michael Hale will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Star Gazette – September 25, 2011

 

SNELL Verna L. Wert

87, of Wysox and formerly of Carlisle died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. She was born on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1923, in Lemoyne, a daughter of the late Harry and Mabel (Goodyear) Snell, and the widow of John Harold Wert Sr., who died in 1977.  Verna attended Lemoyne High School and was a loving homemaker. She formerly attended Cavalry Road Church of God, Carlisle and was preceded in death by brothers; Irvin, Herman and Robert Snell and sisters; Lucinda Murphy, Lillian Kramer Shade, Doris Rhoads and Elva Finkbeiner.  She is survived by one son, Craig A. Wert of Wysox, one sister, Jean Runkle of Mechanicsburg, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in the Westminster Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 1159 Newville Rd., Carlisle, with Pastor Tim Wheeler officiating. There will be no viewing. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements. Towanda Daily Review – September 29, 2011

 

SPITTLE Thelma Wenrich

91, formerly of Ulysses and Williamstown, PA, died Saturday, September 24, 2011 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born March 12, 1920, in Williamstown, PA, she was the daughter of Edward and Catherine Shomper Spittle. On December 19, 1942, in Williamstown, she married Earl T. Wenrich, who predeceased her in 1964.  She was employed by the US Dept. of War during World War II in Reading, PA. A lifelong resident of Williamstown, she moved to Potter County in 1998. She was a life member of the Williamstown United Methodist Church and attended the Ulysses United Methodist Church.  Surviving are: two sons, Rev. James T. (Bette) Wenrich of Elizabethtown, PA and Kenneth E. (Becky) Wenrich of Dalmatia, PA; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Marlin (Thelma) Spittle of Millersburg, PA and James Spittle of Dornsife, PA; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Autumn; two brothers, Robert and Edward; and a sister, Kathryn Ferron.  A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in the Williamstown Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Williamstown, PA.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Williamstown United Methodist Church, 203 East Street, Williamstown, PA 17098.   Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – September 26, 2011

 

TEWKSBURY Kim Marie Verstringhe

Stanley, NY: Kim Marie Verstringhe, age 55, formerly of Montour Falls, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Strong Memorial Hospital. Friends may call Friday (Sept. 23rd) from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 E. Main St., Gorham, NY. A memorial service will be held Saturday (Sept. 24th) at 3 p.m. at the United Church, 11 Gibson St., Canandaigua, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Embrace Your Sisters, P.O. Box 322, Canandaigua, NY 14424; or Central NY Affiliate for Susan G. Komen for the Cure , 5008 Brittonfield Parkway, Suite 300, E. Syracuse, NY 13057. Kim was born in Montour Falls, NY, the daughter of Elden and Marjorie Wetmore Tewksbury. She graduated from Odessa-Montour Central School in 1974. Kim received her Bachelor's Degree from S.U.N.Y. at Cortland, and her Master's degree from Elmira College. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. Kim taught reading for 25 years, including 18 years at Marcus Whitman Central School. Kim touched and enlightened more lives than she could have imagined. She never complained during her 23 year battle with breast cancer, and found something positive in every moment. She is survived by her husband, James Verstringhe; children, Nora (Justin) Miller and Lucas Spencer; stepchildren, Kimberly S. Verstringhe and Michelle (Lorenzo) Fabiani; three grandchildren, Anthony and Jackson Miller and Gino Fabiani; sister, Lorie (D.L.) Winner; nieces and nephews, Shane (Rita), Alicia (Andrew), Sara (Keith), Emily (Kenny) and Aaron.   Star Gazette – September 22, 2011    

 

TYLER David E. Tyler

David E. Tyler, age 69, born Dec. 30, 1941, died at Bath, Va. on Sept. 21, 2011. He is survived by his mother Ardena Seymour Tyler, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and predeceased by his father, Herbert H. Tyler and wife Frances Smith Tyler. He is survived by brothers Floyd (Arlene) Tyler, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Wayne (Vickie) Tyler, Wellsburg, N.Y., Dale (Kathy) Tyler, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Paul Tyler, Nichols, N.Y.; and sisters Lorraine (Delbert) Resmer, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Carol Tyler Leonard, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; an aunt Hazel (Ralph) Enright, Cincinnatus, N.Y.; special cousin Kay Wilbur, Elmira, N.Y. as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.  David graduated from Troy High School, Troy, Pa. in 1961 and has been a lifelong resident of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and is a veteran of the United States Navy having served eight years.  A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Big Pond Church.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of David Tyler to the American Legion, Robert Bentley, Post 442, 71 Old Ithaca Rd., N.Y. 14845.  Towanda Daily Review – September 25, 2011   

 

WARD James Francis Ward

92, of 3349 West River Road, Nichols, N.Y., died Thursday evening, September 22, 2011 at his home.   James was born in Sayre, Pa., on October 19, 1918 the eldest child of James Lawrence Ward and Anna L. Hughes Ward. He was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1936. On October 13, 1945, he married the former Marilyn Jayne Vaughn at the Epiphany Church Rectory in Sayre. James was employed as a senior electrician by the Lehigh Valley Railroad for 25 years and was later employed as a test lab technician by IBM in Owego, N.Y., for many years until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre and the ARRL. James was a dedicated MARS amateur radio operator for many years and provided radio communication assistance benefitting families globally during times of disaster. He was a man of many gifted talents who enjoyed studying electronics, repairing electronic devices, photography, fishing and watching baseball games. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.  Surviving are his devoted wife of nearly 66 years, Marilyn Jayne Ward at home; five children, Candice Warner of Sayre, Karen Wolcott and husband Fran of Phoenix, Ariz., Connie Weaver and husband Donald of Nichols, N.Y., James Michael Ward and wife Mary of Lantana, Fla., Christopher Ward of Lake Worth, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Ward, sister, Janice Tierney, and son-in-law, Ralph “Bud” Warner.  A memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, September 26, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Epiphany Parish, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 or to the Valley Railroad Museum, PO Box 244, Sayre, PA 18840 in James Francis Ward’s memory.  The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre is assisting the Ward family with service arrangements.  Sayre Morning Times – September 25, 2011

 

WILLIAMS Helen L. Chapman

74, of Sarasota, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2011. Born April 7, 1934, in Rutland Township, she was the daughter of Kenneth D. and Viola F. Williams.  She is survived by her husband, Dale W. Chapman; son, Matt (Shelly) of Sarasota, Fla.; daughter, Lori (Buster) Smolarz of Sarasota, Fla.; brothers, Gordon (Rose Marie) Williams of Sarasota, Fla., Franklin (Joyce) Williams of Covington, Kenneth Williams of Tioga; sisters, Edith Lutz of Mansfield, Ruth (Donald) Smith of Blossburg, Joan Knapp of Binghamton, N.Y.; five grandsons, Richard, Brandon and Nolan Smolarz, Matthew and Levi Chapman; and one great-grandson, Bentley Smolarz.  Services will be at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Life Church of Sarasota. Burial will be in the Sarasota National Cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette - September 22, 2011 

 

WOODWARD Mary Lou Woodward Buck

Mary Lou Woodward Buck, 70, of Richlands, N.C., died on Sept. 27, 2011 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Mary Lou is originally from Troy, Pa., and moved to North Carolina 18 years ago.  She is survived by her husband Bruce 'Bucky' of 49 years; her daughters Carol Appleyard of Richlands and Brenda Buck-Ramadhan of Jacksonville. Mary Lou loved her six grandsons Sean, Ryan, and Dylan Appleyard of Richlands and Elijah, Kaleb, and Gabriel Ramadhan of Jacksonville. She is also survived by her sister Pat Case of St. Johnsville, N.Y. and her brother Thomas Woodward of Nevada, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Centerview Baptist Church in Jacksonville on Piney Green Road. There will also be a memorial service held in Pennsylvania at 3 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Sylvania Presbyterian Church.  Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home, Richlands.   Towanda Daily Review – September 29, 2011  

 

YEAGLE Eva E. Yeagle,

84, of Rome, Pennsylvania died peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, September 18, 2011.  Eva was born on October 3, 1926 in Muncy, Pa., a daughter of the late Jacob and Ethel (Meckes) Yeagle. She was a graduate of Rome High School and later attended business school at Wyoming Seminary. Eva was a life-long and dedicated member of the North Orwell Union Church where she served on various committees and the Administrative Council. For nearly 30 years Eva was employed by the Northeast Bradford School District as the school board secretary and later as the business manager. Living life to the fullest by reaching out and caring for her family, friends and community was her greatest joy. Eva was a volunteer and supporter of various organizations including the Northeast Bradford Student Loan Fund, Grace Connection, and the Abuse and Rape Crisis Center. When she was able, she assisted each month with the North Orwell recycling program. She loved to do landscaping, gardening, and home decorating as evidenced by her lovely home. An avid sports enthusiast, Eva was a fan of all woman’s sports but especially loved her favorite NBA team, the Chicago Bulls — especially when Michael Jordan played.  Eva is survived by her four sons: Dennis and Christine Chaffee of Rome, Pa.; Barry and Carol Chaffee of Rome, Pa.; Alan and Janet Chaffee of Nantucket, Mass.; and Thomas Chaffee of Wellsboro, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law: Bruce and Lois Yeagle of Windham, Pa.; sister  and brother-in-law: Shirley and Michael Kelly of Swiftwater, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and their families also survive.  Eva was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Ethel Yeagle and a brother Ronald Yeagle.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 2 p.m.at the North Orwell Union Church, Route 187, Rome, Pa. A period of visitation and time of sharing will be held at the church from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m.   Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Grace Connection, 908 Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848 or a charity of one’s choice in loving memory of Eva E. Yeagle. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Sayre Morning Times – September 23, 2011 

 

ZIMMERMAN Arlene R. Hockenberry

78, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Carleton Senior Care, Wellsboro.  She was the wife of the late John W. Hockenberry who died July 20, 2001. Arlene was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Mifflintown, the daughter of the late William and Margaret Fogleman Zimmerman.   She was a housewife and member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church.  Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, John and Tonda Hockenberry of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., Michael and Sherry Hockenberry of Wellsboro; daughter, Wendy Scott of Liberty; sister, Vesta Crozier of Mifflintown; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.   There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette - September 23, 2011


 

? Mary L. Bunch

88, of Parsonsburg Md. (formerly of Wellsboro), died Friday Sept. 23, 2011. She was born in Shade Gap in 1923. She was married to Ollie R. (RB) Bunch for 45 years and spent the majority as a homemaker.  Once her kids were in school she worked at Dunham's Department Store in Wellsboro, from where she retired. As an adult, Mary obtained her GED of which she was very proud to earn. Among her hobbies, she enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie, in 1996. She is survived by her children, Ginger (Simmons) and Robert Smiley, Rome, Pa.; Victoria (Bunch) and Jeff Wootten, Parsonsburg Md.; David and Sheila Bunch, Wellsboro; Helen Lou (Bunch) and Charles Henson, Syracuse N.Y.; Ollie and Norita Bunch, New Hartford Conn.; Alonzo and Rosemary Bunch, Coudersport; and Marvin Bunch, Southport N.Y. She is also survived by three sisters, one brother, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Memorial services to celebrate Mary's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday Oct. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro. There will be no graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society .   Wellsboro Gazette – September 28, 2011   


? Suzanne T. Godat

Age 89 of Horseheads, and formerly a longtime resident of Long Island, died Sun. Sept. 18, 2011 at the Manor at Bethany Village. Suzanne was born in the South of France. Emigrating to the United States, she was employed by the Colgate Family and their home administrator on Long Island until she recently relocated to Horseheads to be closer to her son Mike Godat and his fiancé Tina Izzo and her family, all of Horseheads. She is also survived by her husband, Rene Godat of Florida and several members of the Colgate family. A private burial service will take place on Long Island at a later date.    Star Gazette – September 22, 2011 

 

? Marion Kiefer

age 97, went home to be with The Lord at her home in Vineland, N.J. A long-time resident of Bradford County and graduate of North Orwell High School, she was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, husbands Paul Jones, Wesley Short, and Reese Kiefer, a son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and step- son. She is survived by her son, daughter, eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, four step-sons and a step-daughter. She has been a member in good standing at Warren Center Baptist Church, Independent Baptist Church in Towanda, Maranatha Baptist Church in Sebring, Fla., San Jose Bible Baptist Church in Bisbee, Ariz., and Rosedale Baptist Church in Hammonton, N.J.  Funeral services and a celebration of Marion's life will be held on at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday with service to follow.   Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Rosedale Baptist Church, 115 East 15th Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037 in loving memory of Marion Emma Kiefer.  Towanda Daily Review – October 4, 2011 

 

? Patricia (Stahle) McPeek

Died on September 28, 2011, very unexpectedly. She fought a short battle with cancer. She leaves behind her loving husband, Clay; daughters, Julie Bernard, Susan Reed, Shelley Hall; son, Jamon Stahle; 2 step daughters, Samantha and Stephanie; also lots of grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family asks that you make a donation in Pat's memory to the American Lung Association, in lieu of flowers. A private ceremony is scheduled for family.  Star Gazette – October 2, 2011

 

? DeEtta F. Noblit

95, formerly of Flemington, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, 2011, in the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. She was born Feb. 14, 1916, in Jersey Shore. DeEtta was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Noblit, March 2, 1989. She was retired from JCPenney Co. after many years of service and enjoyed crocheting and making Christmas cards.  DeEtta is survived by a son, Donald L. (Sharon) Noblit II of Tioga; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at 1 p.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from noon Friday until time of services in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Rev. David McCoy will officiate.   Williamsport Sun  Gazette - September 22, 2011 

 

? Helen O. Shaw

87 of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at her residence.  In keeping with Helen's wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Junior Mechanics Cemetery, Tabernacle, N.J. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – October 4, 2011     


 

 

 

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