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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

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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
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Tri County Clippings- Page Five Hundred Twenty
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BAKER Cathy B. Hibschman

60, died Saturday Nov. 12, 2011 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was born June 4, 1951, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker.

She is survived by Husband, Robert Hibschman; sister, Mary Baker, sister-in-law Becky Hibschman (Sonny Brown), Muncy; brother-in-law, William (Cheney) Hibschman, Md. and father-in-law, William Hibschman (Helen), Williamsport. She is predeceased by nephew, Tate Hibschman.  A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church of Willow Grove on Nov. 22, 2011.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Abington Memorial Hospital, Rosenfeld Cancer Center, 1200 York Road, Abington, PA 19001.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 27, 2011

 

BONNEY Beverly J. Bogert

85, of Bardwell Rd., Nichols, died Thursday, December 15, 2011.  Beverly was born on October 19, 1926 in Endicott, N.Y., the daughter of (the late) Francis and Mary (Holcomb) Bonney. She attended school in Endicott and was a graduate of Owego Free Academy in 1944. Beverly was an active member of the Nichols United Methodist Church.  Beverly is survived by her sons and daughters in-law: Gary and Marlene Bonney, Gary and Roxanne Bogert, Robert and Mertie Sturdevant; daughters and sons-in-law: Mary Chalker, Dorothy and Leon Macumber; Connie Moshier; Terri and Joe Baldwin; Linda and Albert Howe; sister-in-law: Fermina Bonney; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Donald Bogert on December 7, 2000; brothers, William and George Bonney; sons, William, Michael and Louis.  A period of visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Nichols United Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Daniel Martin, officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols United Methodist Church in loving memory of Beverly J. Bogert. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.   Sayre Morning Times – December 19, 2011

 

BRAIM Rosalie M. "Sis" Warner

68, of Muncy, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the Gatehouse Hospice Unit, Williamsport.  Born June 21, 1943, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Herman H. and Maxine M. (Bartlett) Braim.  Sis was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Muncy, Muncy Legion Post 268 Ladies Auxiliary and was a social member of the Muncy VFW Post 3428. She also worked as a bookkeeper for the Muncy VFW.  Sis enjoyed traveling, cooking, playing cards, making people laugh and spending time with her family. She was an avid Penn State and Philadelphia Eagle football fan.  Surviving are sons and a daughter-in-law, Edward M. and Michele Vining, of Turbotville and Harry L. Vining of Williamsport; daughters and son-in-laws, Karole D. and Thomas Smith of Montoursville, Daisy J. and Scott Danielson of Grove City and Susan K. and Darren Schweikart of Muncy; sisters and a brother-in-law, Judy J. and Earl Wertman of Leesburg, Fla. and Viola A. Zimmerman of Watsontown; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and her loving companion of 22 years, Leon Clayton Sr. of Muncy.  In addition to her parents, Rosalie was predeceased by a brother, Herman Braim Jr. and a sister Darlene Braim.  Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Grace Baptist Church, 5471 Clarkstown Road, Muncy, with her Pastor Charles Teffeteller officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.  Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the church.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 24, 2011  

 

BRYAN E. Ruth Crist

80, of Cemetery Road, died on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at The Gatehouse Hospice following an illness.  Ruth's husband of 59 years, Carl E. Crist, died May 4, 2008.  Ruth retired from the former GTE Sylvania after 40 years of service. She was a 1948 graduate of the Williamsport High School.  Ruth loved animals, especially her four indoor cats. She fed and cared for numerous outdoor cats and kittens over the years that were homeless.  Born Feb. 18, 1931, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Walter and Tressa Wesley Bryan.  Surviving are several nieces and nephews.  Ruth was predeceased by brothers, John Bryan and Walter Bryan Jr. and a sister, Helen Edwards.   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. Mark A. Beard officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers in Ruth's memory, contributions may be made to the Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS), 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 17702.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 24, 2011

 

BURCH Rachel Hile 

Rachel E. HILE, 96, of Genesee, PA, died Monday, December 19, 2011, in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born December 14, 1915, at Ford Hill, Coudersport, she was the daughter of Ernest and Ruby Fosmer Burch. She was married to Harlan G. Hile, who predeceased her in 1996. She was a member of the Harrison-Ulysses-Genesee Senior Center, the Andrews Settlement—Ellisburg Community Club, and the Wellsville Grange.   Surviving are: a son, Gary (Mary Spellicy) Hile of Genesee; a daughter, Diane (Richard) Traver of Dundee, NY; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis (Robert) Burdick of Coudersport; and nieces and nephews.   In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Robert G. Hile; and a brother, Ralph Burch.   Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Friday, December 23, 2011 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Darell D. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Andrews Settlement Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Andrews Settlement—Ellisburg Community Club, the Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, Genesee, PA 16923, or the Allegany County SPCA, Wellsville, NY 14895.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise - December 21, 2011 

 

BURCHELL Mark H. Burchell

54, of Hector, NY died unexpectedly at home on Monday, December 19, 2011. A celebration of his life will be held at the Hector Presbyterian Church on Monday, (Dec. 26th) at 10:00am. He is survived by his children, Kenneth Burchell, Kylie (Michael) Rodrigues, and Mark Burchell, all of Hector; mother, Elsie Burchell of Florida; brothers and baby sister, Ronald Burchell of Bennettsburg, Kevin Burchell of Florida, Suzanne (Robert) Raiford of Florida, and Chris Burchell of Burdett; grandson, Austin Hazlitt; favorite buddy, Bandit; best friends, Robert Johnson and Jerry Damiani and their families; several nieces, nephews, and all of Hector! He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth Z. Burchell and sister, Cassie Burchell. Mark lived and worked in the Hector area as a well-known carpenter. He enjoyed hunting the Hector woods and fishing on Seneca Lake. He loved to make others laugh and spending time with family and friends.   Star Gazette – December 22, 2011 

 

CARSON Richard J. Carson

73, of 231 Coldwatertown Road, died Thursday evening, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home.  Born April 13, 1938, in Jersey Shore, he was the son of Wilson Carson and the former Alice Ross.  Richard is survived by his wife, the former Irene L. Guillaume. They were united in marriage Oct. 21, 1961, in the Brookside United Methodist Church.  Earlier in his life he was employed by C.A. OFRAY and later retired from Phillips E.C.G. He lived a full life, and enjoyed tractor pulling and hunting.  Also surviving are two sons, Michael J. (Anna) Carson of Milton and Dan R. Carson of South Williamsport; one daughter, Zena L. Carson of South Williamsport; two grandsons, William Carson and Scott Carson; two stepgrandchildren, Jeffrey Horn and Casandra McLean; four stepgreat-grandchildren; two nephews; one sister, Joan (Dave) Fay of South Williamsport.  Richard honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy from June 5, 1956 until June 10, 1960.  Burial and services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Summit Cemetery at White Pine. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, is in charge of arrangements.     Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 29, 2011

 

COOPER Robert M. Cooper

75, of Mansfield, died on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Brooksville, Fla. He was born in Elmira, N.Y., and spent his winter months in Brooksville.   He was owner/operator for 30 years of the Garrison Insurance Agency in Mansfield and had also worked for 12 ˝ years with the N.Y. State Electric and Gas Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church in Roseville. He was also a life member of Mansfield Fire and Ambulance Co. His world revolved around his family and friends.   He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son and daughter-in-law, Robert M. II and Lori Cooper of Duryea; daughters and son-in-law, Beth Cooper and Jim Doane of Addison, N.Y.; Marcy Johnson of Millport, N.Y.; Mindy Farr of Umatilla, Fla.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.   Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roseville United Methodist Church, 4118 Route 549, Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville, Fla.    Wellsboro Gazette – December 21, 2011

 

COLEMAN Miss Josephine L. (Josie) Coleman

81, longtime South Williamsport resident, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.  Josie had resided at The Williamsport Home for the past two years. Josephine was born in Williamsport on June 18, 1930. She was the daughter of the late H. Clifton and Carrie E. Frey Coleman. Josie was a graduate of the South Williamsport High School, class of 1948 and from the former Miss Wheaton's Commercial School in May of 1949. Josephine was preceded in death by her late parents and is survived by several cousins and friends.  Miss Coleman retired from Lycoming County where she had been employed in the office of the Prothonotary for many years. She was a lifelong member of Messiah Lutheran Church at South Williamsport. Josie succeeded in becoming a sixteen gallon blood donor for the American Red Cross. She was a member of the former Oaks Club of Williamsport.  Josie especially loved dog sitting for her friends' pets and was an avid Notre Dame fan. She enjoyed jazz music as well as spending time on the Susquehanna with her special "River Gang" friends. She also enjoyed travel.  Graveside funeral services with committal will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The Rev. Kenneth R. Elkin, pastor at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church at Williamsport will officiate. There will be no visitation and flowers are respectfully declined.  Memorial contributions in memory of Miss Josephine L. "Josie" Coleman may be made, if so desired to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 22, 2011    

 

COLEMAN Robert “Bob” Coleman

87, of Binghamton, NY, and formerly of Irish Hill, died on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at his residence. He was born in Sayre to the late Francis B. and Alice J. (Golden) Coleman. His wife of 67 years, Anna Mae (Farrell) Coleman, survives.  Also surviving are his three daughters and son-in-law, Mary Alice Babcock of Charlotte, NC, Rita and William Graham of Farmington and Maggie Kosik of Conklin, NY; two sons and daughters-in-law, Francis and Mary Ann Coleman of Binghamton, NY, Michael and Lyn Coleman of Irish Hill; eight grandchildren, Laura Case, Eric, Meaghan, Colleen Coleman, Ryan and Patrick Coleman, Dillon Graham and Joey Kosik; four great-grandchildren, Matthew and Kaitlyn Case, Kasey Coleman and Kinsley Keil; nieces, nephews and a special niece, Janice Russell of Little Meadows. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Peter, Frank, and Charles Coleman, and two sisters, Josephine and Pauline Coleman.  Mr. Coleman was a farmer for many years, a school director and fieldsman for Eastern Milk Producers. He taught agriculture courses to veterans and was an insurance agent for R.W. Michaels. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church and the Holy Name Society. Bob was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He was also a loving husband, father and grandfather.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19 at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville, with Rev. Casimir Stanis officiating. Interment was in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Irish Hill. Visitations were Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose.  Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to Hospice at Lourdes Hospital, 169 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905, or Boystown, 234 Monsky Dr., Boystown, NE 68010.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – December 22, 2011

 

CREVELING Mary Agnes Mapes

87, formerly of Harding Ave., Williamsport, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the Williamsport Home.  Born June 23, 1924, in Bloomsburg, she was the daughter of Hurley and Cecelia (Stopper) Creveling.  She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Annunciation Church, where she had been the Sunday School secretary for many years. Mary retired from J.C. Penney Company after 30 years as the buyer of women's clothes. She was a former member of the Antlers Club, played bridge for many years, enjoyed traveling and loved being at home with her family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Sidney A. Mapes on April 15, 2008, and a brother, Jack Creveling.  Surviving are three children, Sidney L. Mapes, of Clearfield, John A. Mapes, of Bradenton, Fla., and Deborah A. Bower (Jeffrey) of South Williamsport; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three brothers, William and Robert Creveling, both of South Williamsport, and Richard Creveling, of Williamsport.  A Mass of Christian Burial will held at 1 p.m. Monday at Annunciation Catholic Church, 720 W. Fourth St. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm Monday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.  Memorial contributions in Mary's name may be made to the Divine Providence Foundation memo: Alzheimer's Support Group, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 25, 2011 

 

DALRYMPLE Robert J. (Ripple) Dalrymple

71, a resident of 250 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, PA, died at 5:40 A.M. on Friday, November 25, 2011 in the Muncy Valley Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, on Thursday, October 17, 1940, he was the son of the late John and Emma (Hart) Dalrymple.  Bob was the husband of Freda M. (Brink) Dalrymple with whom he celebrated a 37th wedding anniversary on February 17, 2011.  Bob was last employed as a security guard by Century Security at Williamsport, PA. He was also employed by the former Ulrich Assembly at Watsontown, PA.  He enjoyed canvas work and watching car racing and wrestling on the television.   In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Christopher W. and Lindsay Dalrymple, Montgomery, PA; John R. Dalrymple, Montgomery, PA; two sisters and two  brothers, Elizabeth Campbell, Michigan; William Dalrymple, Conn.; John Dalrymple, Hampton, VA; Emily Sterling, Alabama and one grandson, Camden Dalrymple. Bob was preceded in death by one sister, Miriam Way.    Friends will be received by the family at the Dalrymple residence, 250 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, PA on Thursday, December 1, 2011 after 11:00 A.M.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 28, 2011    

 

DANE Michelle G. Ryan

age 56, of W. Water Street, Elmira, NY died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 15, 2011. Michelle was born on January 27, 1955 in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Bruce and Joyce Dane. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Her funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. The Rev. Michael Hartney will officiate. She graduated from Tyrone, PA Area High School in 1973 and obtained her LPN degree from Altoona, PA Vocational Technical School of Nursing in 1976. She received her Associates Degree of Occupational Studies in February 2010 from Elmira Business Institute. Michelle is survived by her sons, Christopher M. Shay and Eric M. Shay, both of Montour Falls, NY; brothers, Scott Dane of Tyrone, PA; and sister, Pamela Palarmo of Erie, PA. Also several nieces and nephews and friends throughout the area and was affiliated with the Episcopal Church.   Star Gazette – December 19, 2011  

 

DEEMER Esther "Marie" (Deemer) Trump

69, of Trout Run, died Nov. 19, 2011, at her home with her loving family.  Born in Mundorf on July 23, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Alexander David and Mary L. (Uplinger) Deemer.  Marie worked as a program specialist aide for Hope Enterprises. She was also a member of Trout Run United Methodist Church. Marie especially loved traveling with her grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by sons, Randall Scott and Robert Allen Trump; and a sister, Julia Catherine Bassinger.  Left to cherish her memory is husband, Harry Trump; daughter, Michelle Marie Sheppard and husband, Wayne; grandchildren, Randall S. and Tucker N. Trump, Jesse and Alexandra Sheppard; great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Isabella Trump; brother, Alexander David Deemer Jr. and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Allen & Redmond Funeral Home Inc., Williamsport.  A memorial service will be held for Marie Friday, Nov. 25, at the funeral home at 5 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lycoming Animal Protection Society.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 22, 2011   

 

DIETTERICH Thomas Allen Dietterich (Jamison)

19 years of 48 Morse St., Dansville died Monday, December 19, 2011 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.  He was born in Montour Falls, NY, October 17, 1992 the son of David and Kristen M. Collins Dietterich.   Surviving, his mother and stepfather, Kristen and George L. Jamison, III, Elmira, NY, sisters, Ashley and Allison Jamison, Elmira, NY. Maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Mary Collins of Dundee, NY, grandparents, George and Mary Jamison of Campbell, NY. Aunt, Theresa (David) Dann of Corning, NY and Uncles, Robert Collins and John Collins. Also several cousins.  There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church, Campbell, NY, Rev. Patrick Connor celebrant, Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 11:00 am. Committal prayers and Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post, NY.  The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Thomas's name to: Make a Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6662    Corning Leader – December 21, 2011  

 

DOTTS Renny Dean Dotts

78, of Dewart, died Thursday, Nov. 24 at the Kramm Healthcare Center, Milton.  Born in Milton on June 8, 1937, he was the son of the late Samuel A. and Mary (Bastian) Dotts. He was married for 33 years to the former Bonnie Miller, she survives.  Renny was a 1957 graduate of the Milton High School and had served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed by Con Agra for 39 years retiring in 2006.  He enjoyed bowling where he was a bowling league member and team captain for over 20 years at Imperial Lanes, Milton. He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by three brothers, William A. of New Columbia, Elwood O. of Lewisburg and Samuel E. of Montgomery; a sister, Betty Rother of White Deer; father and mother-in-law, Elwood and Vera Miller of Watsontown and a sister-in-law, Linda Miller of Tenn.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Dotts in 1984.  Friends and relatives will be received on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Officiating will be the Rev. Patricia Pittsnogle and burial with military honors will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.  Memorials in Renny's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 26, 2011   

 

DYMOND Mildred E. Dymond Arthur

95, formerly of RR#2, Meshoppen (Black Walnut), PA died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2011 at The Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock. Born on March 17, 1916 in Centermoreland, PA, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Helen Dymond.  She is survived by three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and her son-in-law, Mario Maggio of Bridgewater, NJ. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul M. Arthur, who died March 28, 1992; her son, Paul L. Arthur, who died Aug. 21, 1987; her daughter, Helen Maggio, who died in February 2011; her brother, Bob and sisters, Hazel, Marion, and Dorothy.  A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, with Rev. Dorothy (Dolly) Tarreto of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating.  Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – December 20, 2011  

 

EDKIN Billy C. Edkin

81, of Eagles Mere, died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at his home.  Born July 23, 1930, in Eagles Mere, he was a son of the late Harry C. and Eliza L. Little Edkin. His wife of 41 years, the former Arlene Barto, preceded him in death on Feb. 8, 1993.  Billy retired from the former Marquardt Saw Mill, Muncy Valley, where he had worked as a sawyer for many years. He loved fishing, hunting and the outdoors.  Surviving are a son, Timothy W. Edkin of Eagles Mere; a daughter, Debbie S. (Michael) Roman of Dushore; three grandchildren, Jeremy Edkin, Aaron Roman and Bryant Roman; four great-grandchildren, Ehrik Edkin, Eli Edkin, Camryn Roman and Collin Roman.  In addition to his parents and wife, Billy was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Edkin.  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 22, 2011   

 

FAZZARY Tomasine Fazzary Sacco

age 92, of 495 Cayuta Ave., Waverly, NY formerly of Watkins Glen, NY died Friday, December 16, 2011 at Elderwood Health Care, Waverly, NY. Friends and family may call from 4 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at St. James Catholic Church, Chemung St., Waverly, NY. Memorials may be made in Tomasine's memory to St. James Church, 503 Clark St., Waverly, NY 14892 or St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Tomasine was born January 16, 1919 in Watkins Glen, NY the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Palamara) Fazzari. Tomasine is survived by her daughter, Lisa Sacco-Lawrence and granddaughter, Amanda Nicole Lawrence of Lockwood, NY and sister, Carmela Simiele of Watkins Glen, NY, brothers, James (Marie) Fazzary of Orange City, Florida and Sam (Doris) Fazzary of Burdett, NY, sisters-in-law, Nancy and Reda Fazzary of Watkins Glen, NY, Mary (Vince) Catarisano, Vincenzia and Teresa Sacco of Waverly, NY; several loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Tomasine was predeceased by her husband, Rosario (Roy) Sacco, siblings, Michael (Angelina) Fazzari, Jennie (Joseph) LaFace, Andrea Fazzari, Mary (Louis) Perazzini, Frances (James) Peters, Dominick Fazzary, Henry Fazzary; brothers-in-law, Medio Simiele, Joseph, Leonard, Salvatore, Santo, and Saverio Sacco.   Star Gazette – December 20, 2011 

 

FLEMING Barbara Ann Cole (Fleming)

58, Haverhill, MA, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at her home. She was a longtime resident of Wellsburg, NY before relocating to Haverhill in 2010. Barb was most recently employed by St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY as a nurse before retiring in 2004. She loved chatting to her friends online, shopping and spending time with her animals, family and friends. She was a Green Bay Packers and New York Yankees fan. Barb volunteered many hours of her life with the Boy Scouts of America - Troop 70. Barb was predeceased by her husband of 31 years David Cole Sr., her parents, George and Anna Fleming, and sister in law, Barbara Cole. She leaves her only son David J. Cole. Jr. and his wife Michelle of Rowley, MA; sister, Bonny Sunheimer and her husband Robert; brother, Robert Fleming and his wife Kimberly, mother in law, Genevieve Cole, brother in law, Donald Cole and sister in law, Joanne Manchester; nieces include Julie Manchester, Kristin Sunheimer, Sarah Cole and Alison Cole; nephews, Brian Manchester and Mark Sunheimer as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dear friends Karen Brown and Charles (Buzz) Boston and Karen Leach Lawn. Beloved pets Molly and Rocky. Due to Barb's wishes, there will be no viewing or funeral services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Barb's name to your local SPCA or humane society. Arrangements are under the direction of Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill, MA.   Star Gazette – December 23, 2011 

 

FRANZESE William J. Franzese

was born in Montour Falls, NY on March 25, 1931. He was the son of the late Dominick and Carmella Romeo Franzese. Bill, as he was known, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in March 1954. He married the love of his life, Carol, on May 22, 1954. He worked with his father, uncle, cousin and four brothers at the family owned construction company D&T Franzese Bros. Inc. He and Carol later owned and operated the Longhouse Lodge Motel and the Longhouse Manor until his retirement on 12/31/01. His son, Jim took over and owns these properties now.  Bill loved to travel and particularly liked to cruise. He and Carol loved to dance and, in fact, met on a dance floor in 1953. He built a total of four homes during their long married life and was always happiest when he was working on their home and grounds.  He was a member of the Board of Trustees for Schuyler Hospital for nine years. He was also very active with Squires Jr. Drum and Bugle Corps. All of his children were in the Squires, and the members of the corps have kept in touch throughout the years.  The loss of his daughter, Sandy, in 1987 was the saddest moment in his life. He was also predeceased by his parents and four brothers, Nick, Jim, Joe, and Richie. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol, son James Franzese and Mary Wilson, daughters, Jeannette Franzese, Mindy and her husband, Andy Catron, and nephew/son, David and his wife Lori DeHond. His grandchildren are Greg and Colleen Franzese, Jennifer Franzese, Thomas Lloyd, Amanda Lloyd, Michayla Catron, Liana Catron and Dennis DeHond. He is also survived by three great grandchildren, Tyler Franzese, Benjamin DeHond and Sophia Franzese. Nephews Bruce and Brian DeHond were always an intregal part of his family. He is survived by his brother Dominick and sister-in-law Midge Franzese, sisters Jane Franzese and Sr. Margaret Franzese, MPF, and sister-in-law, Vera Franzese. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and God Children, Julie Franzese-Bonzo, David Franzese, Mark Quirk, John Harms and Joseph Franzese III.  Friends and family may call from 3pm to 7pm on Thursday, December 22nd at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home in Watkins Glen, NY. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 23rd at 10am with Rev. Paul Bonacci, Celebrant at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, the church where he was a member from birth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Watkins Glen Public Library, 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 endowed fund for the Career Center founded in honor of his daughter, Sandra Franzese Black, to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 282, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.   Star Gazette – December 22, 2011

 

FULLER Marjorie Faith Borger

Age 77, of Lake Wales, FL, died on Saturday, December 17, 2011 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Marjorie was born on January 19, 1934 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Wilson C. and Nellie (Mott) Fuller. She was predeceased by her first husband, Phil Morse, second husband Larry Barteau, and third husband, Neil Borger. Marjorie was an avid reader and loved animals (especially Irish Setters) and collecting animal memorabilia. She also loved to spend an afternoon in a casino. Marjorie is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Richard "Rick" and Margaret Barteau of Albuquerque, NM, Gary and Deeanne Barteau of Rio Rancho, NM, Michael and Susan Barteau of Rio Rancho, NM, James Borger of Huron, OH; two sisters, Muriel Andrews of Wellsboro, PA, Elouise N. "Suzie" Hardy of Tijeras, NM; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a special niece, JoAnne (Richard) Bell of Middletown, NY; other nieces and nephews. Arrangements are entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.  Star Gazette – December 20, 2011   

 

GAIR Raymond E. Gair

83, of Williamsport, died at the Valley View Nursing Center on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, with his family by his side.  Born Oct. 25, 1928, in Williamsport, he was the son of Mary G. Gair. Raymond attended Williamsport area schools. He served in the United States Army and the Marine Corps. He was employed at the Williamsport Mirror and Glass, served as a city fireman, and retired from the C.A. Reed Company. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.  Raymond was a quiet and kind soul who enjoyed playing the piano, harmonica, and the guitar. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, spending time with his family and his cat.  Raymond was diagnosed with Hairy Cell Leukemia in 1980. He maintained a positive attitude based on a strong belief in God for the following sixteen years. He survived the leukemia, but in 2011 he lost his life to cancer. He remained strong and positive even during his last moments. He will forever remain in our hearts as the kindest, most positive man we have ever known. Never will the memories fade.  He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Michaeleen G. and Stephen McNamara of Montoursville, Pa., Kathleen E. Gair; granddaughters and grandson-in-law, Veronica and George Powell of State College, Ariana Winder of Bloomsburg and Kristiana E. Winder of Guam and great-granddaughter, Alyssa M. Powell of State College. He is predeceased by a daughter, Mary-Jo E. Winder.  Funeral arrangements have been made through Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St. A viewing will be held Monday Nov. 28, from 7 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011, and burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pa.  Contributions in Raymond's honor may be made to Silent Unity, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO 64065-0001 for their 24/7 Prayer Ministry.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 27, 2011 

 

GRAY Shirley L. Shaner

74, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at SUN Home Hospice Center, Sunbury.  Born March 24, 1937, in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Raymond C. and Esther M. Burkhart Gray.  Shirley was a member of the Williamsport Moose and the Muncy Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and shooting pool.  Surviving are two sons, Timothy S. (Donna Sejuit) Shaner and Theodore L. Shaner, both of Hughesville; a sister, Carlene Hess of Hughesville and a grandson, Shawn M. Shaner.   In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene, Donald and Charles Gray.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 24, 2011    

 

HARDEN Rebecca Harden (Becky) Bradley

Rebecca (Becky) Harden Bradley of 100 Madera Lane Chapel Hill, North Carolina, died Sunday, December, 18 following a short illness. She is survived by her husband Michael, her sister Eleanor Smith of Towanda Pennsylvania, her brother Dr. Burt Harden of Raleigh North Carolina, her sister-in-law Darla Johnson of Princeton Idaho, two nephews and four nieces. Becky was born in Towanda Pennsylvania on August 18, 1949, the daughter of Paul and Maxine Harden. She attended Towanda area schools where she was a cheerleader and Homecoming Queen. After graduation she attended Southern Seminary College in Virginia and was graduated from Elmira College.   Becky was instrumental in creating the Bradford County Day Care Center in her hometown, which was a precursor to the Head Start Program, in 1969. On March 27, 1971 she married Michael Bradley and together they set off into the world of academics first at the University of Chicago where Becky worked at Arthur Anderson while Michael earned his Doctorate in Economics, later at the University of Rochester, then at the University of Michigan and eventually settling at Duke University in 1995. Becky always found places that needed her help whether with children as a CASA volunteer or later as an advocate for the elderly. She received numerous commendations for her work with the Head Start Program of Chapel Hill, a member and Chair of the Orange County Nursing Home Advisory Committee and volunteer at Charles House – an adult daycare facility in Carrboro NC. Becky loved sports and remained a Michigan football fan, and became an avid Duke basketball fan. She loved traveling with Michael, especially trips to her hometown and spending summers in their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Services will be private. Memorials should be sent in her name to Charles House Association, 109 Hillcrest Avenue, Carrboro, NC 27510-1415.    News Observer – December 20, 2011    

 

HATTON Barbara Ann Hatton

53, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA, and Media, PA, died on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport. Born October 21, 1958 in Media, she was a daughter of Grace (Stokes) Hatton of Galeton, and the late Thomas S. Hatton, Sr. Surviving in addition to her mother, Grace Hatton, are a son, William Greenwood, Galeton; a brother, Thomas (Dianna) Hatton, Jr., West Grove, PA; two sisters, Linda Richway, Voorhees, NJ and Deborah Yerger, Wellsboro, PA; and several nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.   Star Gazette – December 23, 2011

 

HESS Harold T. Hess

95, formerly of Carpenter St., Muncy, and Rockwell Center, Milton, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, where he resided the past 14 months.  Born May 16, 1916, in Benton, Columbia County, he was the son of the late G. Ernest and Mary C. (Diltz) Hess. On July 25, 1953, he married the former Esther E. Blase, with whom he shared 57 years until her death on Jan. 26, 2011.   A graduate of Benton Consolidated High School, he trained to service and repair diesel engines at Hemphill Diesel School in Memphis, Tenn., graduating in 1939. From 1939 to 1942 he worked at American Car and Foundry in Milton.  In 1942 he attended the Army Airplane Mechanics School and served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal, and was honorably discharged in 1945.  After a few years of training and repairing band instruments, Harold began his career in electronics. He attended additional technical courses and worked for various employers, including 18 years with R.C.A. in Camden, N.J. In 1977 he retired from Zenith, Watsontown.  Harold was a member of First United Methodist Church, Muncy. In his spare time he enjoyed amateur electronics, fishing, and hunting, and was a member of Painter's Den Hunting Club in Sullivan County.  Surviving are one sister, Dorothy Burlew and one nephew, William Burlew, both of Fair Haven, N.J.; three nieces, Susan Southard and husband Randy of Davis, Calif., Elisabeth Burlew and husband Ibraham Abedrabo of Jamesburg, N.J., and Dorothy Ann Burlew and husband Richard Davis of Little Rock, Wash. and five great-nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Officiating will be his pastor, Rev. Michael R. Gardy. Burial will be held privately in Benton Cemetery.   The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, PA 17756.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 26, 2011

 

HUGGLER Harold Lee Huggler Sr. (Bud)

61, born Jan. 23, 1950, 723 State Route 54, Montgomery, Pa., died on Nov. 19, 2011, at Watsontown Rehab.  He is survived by daughter, Lena Testerman and husband, Darren; as well as a son, Harold Lee Huggler Jr. (Jump).  There will be a dinner in his honor at A-1 Auto Auction on Nov. 25, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friends and family welcome.  In lieu of flowers, send donations to Harold L. Huggler Jr., 723 State Route 54, Montgomery, PA 17752, to aid in burial expenses.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 23, 2011   

 

JACKSON Nathanael Lee Hunsinger Jackson

26, of Sayre, Pa., died unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born on April 18, 1985 in Sayre, Pa., the only son of Ronald and Susan Jackson Hunsinger.  Nathanael attended Children's Place Nursery and then Sayre schools, enjoying school he missed only 8 days throughout the years. In 1997, he placed first in the sixth grade Science Fair, in 1998 he placed second in the District Spelling Bee, and math was his best subject. He was known in high school as "the kid who spoke his mind." He was fair and honest, easy going and liked by everyone, and a mild mannered young man.   Upon graduation in 2003, he went to work at Cargill's, Wyalusing, Pa., and was employed with them to the present. Nathanael liked country music, especially Garth Brooks, music by Bob Dylan, and pizza.   He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Eugene and Arlene Jackson of Fulton, N.Y., his paternal grandparents Howard and June Hunsinger of New Albany, Pa., and his cousin Steven Gorman of Mexico, N.Y.  Nathanael is survived by his loving parents Ronald and Susan Hunsinger, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins which he loved and thought the same of and whom he had no favorites.  Friends and family may call on from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at the Christian Life Church, 207 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at noon at the church with the Rev. Dean Santon officiating.  Burial will be in the Warburton Hill Cemetery.    Towanda Daily Review - December 20, 2011 

 

JONES Troy T. Sr.

Age 57, of Elmira, NY, died on December 17, 2011 surrounded by his family. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 23rd from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Michael Joe officiating.   Star Gazette – December 21, 2011  

 

KREWER Arline M. Cronin

 88, died December 21, 2011 in Safety Harbor, FL. Arline was born August 9, 1923 to parents Elmer and Helen Krewer in Rochester, NY. She was a longtime resident of Corning and Big Flats, NY before moving to Florida in 2005. Arline was a graduate of Northside Blodgett High School, Corning, NY, and a longtime employee of Corning, Inc. She was a communicant of All Saints Parish, Corning, NY and Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, FL. Arline was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister who dedicated her time to her family and served as Den Mother and Troop Leader to her children’s’ scout troops. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Raymond F. Cronin, sister-in-law Gloria Cronin, and brother-in-law Bernard Miller. Arline is survived by her daughter Barbara (Timothy) Wojdan of Safety Harbor, FL; son Robert Cronin of Houston, TX; grandson Michael Wojdan of the U.S. Air Force Academy; sister Phyllis Miller of Raymond, NH; nieces and nephews Diane (Alan) Anderson of Raymond, NH; Greg (Heidi) Miller of Litchfield, NH; Christopher (Kate) Miller of Webster, NH; Jennifer (Michael) Anderson of Austin, TX; several cousins; 2 great-nephews; and 1 great-niece. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home on Tuesday December 27th. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 1pm on Wednesday December 28th at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church with interment to follow in Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Arline’s honor to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home.  Corning Leader – December 23, 2011 

 

LAMBERT Daniel D. Lambert Sr.

74, of Millersville and formerly of Williamsport, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at the Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster.  Born April 22, 1937, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Albert E. Lambert and Felina M. (DiRocco) Grafius. He was married to Mary H. (Shope) Lambert on Dec. 31, 1956.  A veteran, Dan proudly served with the U.S. Navy. He retired from Verizon in 1999 where he worked for 29 years.  In addition to his wife of nearly 55 years, he will be lovingly missed by three children, Daniel D. Lambert Jr., husband of Laura, of Williamsport, Sherry L., wife of Matthew Fischer, of Elizabethtown and Darrin L. Lambert, husband of Pamela, of Willow St.; three grandsons, Joshua, Eric and Leo; two great-granddaughters, Autumn and Stella; a brother, Albert "Buc" Lambert, of Montoursville and a sister, Lillian Snyder, of Williamsport.   A Celebration of Dan's life will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 222 N. George St., Millersville, Pa., on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Constance Mentzer officiating. Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with the family at the church on Thursday between 10 and 11 a.m. Military Honors will be accorded at the church. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial remembrances can be made in Dan's memory to St. Paul Lutheran Church.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 27, 2011 

 

LONG Annette M. Long

55, of Williamsport, died rest on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Williamsport Hospital after a long struggle with an illness, surrounded by her family.  Net graduated from Williamsport High School in 1974 and Penn College in 1988. She devoted most of her life to helping others. She worked at Hope Enterprises at resident housing and the Children's Development Center. She often brought clients home for the holidays.  Net was a loving daughter, a devoted sister, a caring aunt, a loving companion and to so many a friend.  Born Nov. 6, 1956, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Orville and Valaria Federowicz Long.  Surviving are her close companion, Harry J. Derr; her mother; brothers, Harold, Tom, Frank, Mike (Cheryl); a sister, Cathy (Steve) Spotts and many nieces and nephews.  Net was predeceased by her father and a sister, Theresa Workman.  Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Alliance Church, 1680 Fox Hollow Road, with Pastor Michael R. Clayton officiating.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 23, 2011

 

LOVE Marjorie L. Kibbe

92, of Williamsport, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at her residence.  She was born Sept. 6, 1919, in Blossburg, the daughter of John H. and Ruth A. Marquart Love.  Marjorie was the wife of the late M. Eugene Kibbe, who passed in 1989.  She was always home when the kids needed her and was very supportive of her family.  Marjorie loved to laugh and taught her entire family how to laugh.  She enjoyed Friday night Yahtzee, traveling and most recently annual camping trips with family in New York and was a faithful Repasz Band "groupie".  Marjorie is survived by a son, Kenneth M. (Barbara) Kibbe of Williamsport; three daughters, Linda J. Kibbe of Williamsport, Deborah A. Warren and Kandice K. (Doug) Funk, both of Watsontown; four grandchildren, Sean Funk, Ryan Funk, Christopher Warren and Patrick Warren; two stepgrandchildren, Terri O'Neil and Kristi Lang; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Josh and Jeremy Kuzo; a brother, Orson Love of Oregon Hill; a sister, Lula Mae Brinthaupt of Gillette.  She was predeceased by three brothers, Ken, Willis and Francis, also a sister, Emma Chaken.  Family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.  Relatives and friends are invited to Marjorie's Life Celebration from 7 until 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home", 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 29, 2011  

 

LUDWIG Alma L. Johnston

97, formerly of Minersville, PA, died on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Broad Acres Health & Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Alma was born in Minersville on July 12, 1914 to Clarence Franklin and Sadie Miller Ludwig.   Alma was a graduate of Minersville High School, Ursinus College and Columbia University's Teachers College where she earned a Master’s Degree in 1941. While at Ursinus, she was a physics assistant under Dr. John Mauchly who later built the first digital electronic computer. She taught mathematics at Minersville High School and Penn State University, Schuylkill Haven Campus Summer School. Alma attended Summer Institutes at Franklin and Marshall and San Diego State. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Minersville and served as Worthy Matron of the Pioneer Chapter of the Eastern Star and as Mother Advisor of The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She was active in Girl Scout Troup #1 as Assistant Leader, a member of the American Association of University Women and the Treasurer of Delta Kappa Gamma.   Alma is survived by two daughters, Marilyn (Winfield M.) Watson of West Chester, PA, Jeanne (Dr. Edward, Jr.) Cias of Mansfield, PA and a grandson, Dr. Edward (Karen) Cias, III, also of Mansfield.   In keeping with Alma's wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. Burial in Charles Baber Cemetery in Pottsville, PA.     Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 29, 2011

 

MATTESON Joel R. Matteson

36, of Emporium, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA, died surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, December 19, 2011 after a lengthy stay at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Born December 5, 1975 in Coudersport, PA, he was a son of Michael and Kathy (Youndt) Matteson who both survive. He was a 1994 Graduate of Galeton High School. Joel had an amazing mind and was creative and imaginative. He loved to draw and sketch, enjoyed movies, was a Harley Davidson enthusiast, and had the gift of gab. Surviving in addition to his parents, Mike and Kathy Matteson, and a brother, Jesse (Nadia) Matteson, State College, PA; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Richard and Ruth Matteson, Galeton; maternal grandmother, Jeanette Youndt, Emporium; and one nephew and three nieces. Joel was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Doris Matteson and his maternal grandfather, William Youndt. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, December 23, 2011 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate. Interment will be made in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron County SPCA or to the American Heart Association.  Star Gazette – December 22, 2011   

 

McCLAIN Evelyn M. Fithian

92, of Hughesville, died Friday, Nov.25, 2011, at the Muncy Valley Hospital.  Born Sept. 24, 1919, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Charles F. and Mayme O. Poust McClain. Her husband of 54 years, John William Fithian, preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2001.  Evelyn graduated from Picture Rocks High School, class of 1937 and Goodwins School of Business, Williamsport. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Hughesville and the East Lycoming Historical Society.  Evelyn was a very independent person who loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, collecting antiques and had a special interest in dolls.  Surviving are many nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by two brothers, F. William McClain and James H. McClain and two sisters, Pearl M. Diggin and Betty M. Springman.  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to one to the following organizations: East Lycoming Historical Society, 66 S. Main St., Hughesville, PA 17737; Hope Enterprises, P.O. Box 1837, Williamsport, PA 17703 or Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 27, 2011    

 

McGARVEY Doris I. Leathers

76, of 2725 Four Mile Drive, Montoursville, died on Nov. 28, 2011, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  She was born April 2, 1935, in Williamsport, the daughter of Rev. Joel W. and Daisy Irene Dittmar McGarvey.  Doris retired from Divine Providence Hospital and was a member of its auxiliary. She was a member of Faith Alliance Church, enjoyed crocheting, crafts, reading and loved her family.  She was preceded by her husband, Donald J. Leathers, who died in 1973.  Surviving her are two sons, Dr. Donald J. (Deborah) of Cogan Station and Dr. Daniel J. (Pamela) of Nottingham; a daughter, DeAnna J. (Robert) Gannon of Cogan Station; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Carol Leathers of Williamsport and six grandchildren, Michelle, Krista, Ashley, Emily, Lindsey and Danielle.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with Rev. Timothy Keller officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 29, 2011  

 

McGINN Mary Emma McGinn Newcomer

78 of South Williamsport, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Rose View Center. Mary was born Oct. 24, 1933, at South Williamsport. She was the daughter of the late Alex and Mary (Brand) McGinn.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband, the late Robert P. Newcomer Sr.  Mary had worked at GRIT Publishing Co., DA Fuller Co., Little League Headquarters, and the Williamsport Hospital where she worked as a secretary.  Mary also enjoyed attending church, cooking, knitting, shopping, and collecting Santas and frogs. She loved and enjoyed her family and was loved by them as well.  Mary Emma Newcomer is survived by her daughter, Mary Catherine Newcomer Lynn; her son, Robert P. Newcomer Jr.; two grandsons, Christopher Thomas Lynn and his wife Lisa, and Jason Robert Newcomer and one granddaughter, Tara Catherine Koser and her husband Michael. She is also survived by three great-grandsons Robert Thomas Lynn, Taylor Michael Koser, and Weston Robert Koser. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her late parents and late husband, Mary was also preceded in death by her late brother, Frank McGinn.  Funeral services and the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Her pastor, Monsignor Stephen D. McGough, will officate. Interment will immediately follow at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pa.  Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation starting at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church.  The family of Mary kindly declines floral tributes and graciously requests that donations, if so desired, be made in memory of Mary Emma McGinn Newcomer to the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport PA 17702.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 26, 2011 

 

MIESE Diane D. Siegl

Age 59 of 820 County Road #5, Addison, NY, died Monday, December 19, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born September 26, 1952 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Harold and Betty Manning Miese. She was a homemaker. Diane is survived by her husband of 35 years, Frank G. Siegl; sons, Edward R. (Tracey) Chaney, Rochester, NY, Jesse E. (Tammy) Chaney, Rochester, NY; daughters, Katherine Reece, Addison, NY, Jamie (Brian) Ribble, Addison, NY; 6 grandchildren; brother Harold Miese, Jr., Rochester, NY; sister Roxanne (Richard) Fuller, Rochester, NY; also several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Miese. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.   Star Gazette – December 21, 2011    

 

MILLIRON Louise M. Carpenter

84, of Ellisburg, PA, died Thursday, December 22, 2011 in her home surrounded by her family. Born September 15, 1927, in Shippenville, PA, she was the daughter of James F. and Annie E. Clark Milliron. On March 30, 1946, in Urbana, NY, she married Calvin R. "Bud" Carpenter, who predeceased her in 1996. She was a graduate of Genesee High School, where she was a cheerleader. A mother and homemaker, she operated a catering service for many years and served as a volunteer at Sweden Valley Manor. She was a former member of the Ellisburg Union Church, where she served as church secretary, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, trustee, and faithful kitchen coordinator. She was a current member of the West Union Mennonite Church. Louise enjoyed cooking, gardening, hunting, and was an avid sports fan. She loved her family and friends and she worshipped, praised, and adored her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and served as a faithful prayer warrior, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Surviving are: three sons, James Calvin (Jolene) Carpenter of Jersey Shore, PA, William Richard (Patricia) Carpenter of Forest Hill, MD, and David Clyde (Abby) Carpenter of Uniontown, OH; two daughters, Lois Ann (Robert) Walters of Ellisburg and Ella Loraine (Thomas) James of Stafford Springs, CT; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three brothers, James W. Milliron of Warner Robbins, GA, Joseph F. Milliron of Tucson, AZ, and Thomas W. Milliron of Horseheads, NY; nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held on 11:00 AM, Wednesday in the West Union Mennonite Church, 1459 County Route 84, Rexville, NY 14877. Visitation will precede the funeral from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Her son-in-law, Pastor Robert Walters, will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Union Mennonite Church, 1459 County Route 84, Rexville, NY 14877 or Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.   Star Gazette – December 23, 2011

 

OPP Robert Stephen Opp

686, a resident of Montoursville, Pa., died on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in The Gatehouse at Williamsport, Pa. following a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1943, he was the son of the late Robert Kimber and Jeannette (Hester) Opp.  Steve was a 1961 graduate of Muncy High School and received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Muhlenberg College in 1965. He had served with the National Guard. He was employed as a salesman by Alcan Cable, Williamsport, Pa. retiring in 2001. Steve was then employed by South Wire, Atlanta, Ga. and then the Pennsylvania State Liquor Control Board from which he retired in March of this year to truly enjoy life.   Steve was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, the Susquehanna Boat Club and the National Rifle Association. He loved to boat and fish and enjoyed being in the out of doors.  He is survived by one son, James Stephen Opp, Helena, Mont.; two brothers, Richard K. Opp, Muncy, Pa.; Rodney H. Opp, South Williamsport, Pa.; his longtime companion, Sharlene Hain, Montoursville, Pa. and his beloved dog, Cami.  A celebration of Steve's life will be held at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy, Pa. at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, with Brian Osman officiating. Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park, Fairfield Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Friends may call on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.     Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 24, 2011  

 

PEPPERMAN David W. Pepperman

86, of Macon, Ga., died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, in Ga.  Born May 29, 1925, in Lycoming County, he was a son of David B. and Mary Margaret Beach Pepperman.  Surviving are a brother, John E. Pepperman and a sister, Dorothy Fritz-Douty, both of Williamsport.  A private graveside service will be held in State Road Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 29, 2011

 

QUARANTA Rose Quaranta Miles

84, of Milesburg, died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Bellefonte, the daughter of the late Anthony and Lena Torsell Quaranta. On Jan. 7, 1950, she married Chester Thomas Miles Jr. who preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1999.   She attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic School for eight years and was a 1944 graduate of the Bellefonte High School. After graduation she worked for several lawyers in Bellefonte. She also worked at Penn State University in the Correspondence Dept. until 1951. She retired in 1993, after having worked 26 years in the Guidance Office of the Bald Eagle Area High School.   She was a lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte where she was a past member of the Liturgy and Pastoral Councils. She was active in the "Disciples in Mission" program. She also volunteered for various activities in the church and school.   She is survived by two sons, Thomas (Carol) of Montoursville, Pa. and James (Tracy) of Williamsport, Pa.; one daughter, Mary Judith Miles of Bel Air, Md. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; a sister, Sylvia Quaranta Swartz of Bellefonte; a brother, William of Monee, Ill. and a brother, Herbert of Sparks, Md. Along with her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Angelo.  Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Neil Dadey officiating. Friends will be received at the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg, Pa. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A vigil for the deceased will be held at 7:15 p.m. Committal services will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and request that memorial contributions be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, PA 16823. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg, PA 16853.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 27, 2011 

 

RAYHORN Woodrow W. Rayhorn

formerly of 1495 Valley View Road, Jersey Shore, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at the ManorCare Health Center, Jersey Shore.  Born July 5, 1915 in Corning, N.Y., he was the son of George W. Rayhorn and the former Ellen L. Chubb. Woodrow was preceded in death by his wife, the former Eva P. Matter. She died April 30, 2004. They were united in marriage Nov. 16, 1935. Earlier in his life he was employed by Woolrich Piper Aircraft and the Jersey Shore Water Co. He later retired from Avco in 1980 after 28 years of service. For many years, he was a member of the Mountain View Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He enjoyed hunting, biking and running. During W.W. II, Woodrow served his country in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by a son, Keith W. (Marilyn) Rayhorn of Port Smith, Va.; two daughters, Bonnie J. Orndorf of Jersey Shore and Debora A. (Robert) Bubb of Jersey Shore; 10 grandchildren, Jeff Rayhorn and Tracy Rayhorn, David (Beverly) Orndorf, Robyn (Judy) Orndorf, Steven (Carol) Orndorf, Melinda (Dawn) Hillard, Dan (Mary) Bubb, Wendy (Ray) Ayres, Jennifer (Matt) Kennedy and Cory (Julie) Bubb; 21 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren and 2 step-great-great-grandchildren.   Funeral services will be Saturday Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. in the Mountain View Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of services in the church. The Rev. Robert Grimes, his pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Woolrich Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard. Frederick B. Wrinkle Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore is in charge of arrangements.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 23, 2011 

 

RENN Grace Mae Newberry

80, of Williamsport, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011.  She was born May 9, 1931, in Sunbury, the daughter of Ray and Lillian Lepley Renn.  Grace retired in 2006 from Brodart.  She is survived by four daughters, Linda A. Tawney of McLeansville, N.C., Diane L. Troy of Williamsport, Debra K. Allen of Colonial Heights, Va. and Tammie L. Newberry of Muncy; eleven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; also a brother and three sisters.  Grace was predeceased by a brother, a sister and a grandson.  Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 29, 2011 

 

ROOT Madelyn A. Wilcox

84, of Morris, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at the Williamsport Hospital.  She is survived by husband, Richard D. Wilcox, with whom she celebrated 65 years together Nov. 9. Madelyn was born May 7, 1927 in Morris, the daughter of the late Bruce and Daisy Thompson Root.   She was retired from Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro, and was a former member of the Morris Firemen's Ambulance Association. She loved little children, her flowers, watching the birds, camping, bingo and traveling. She also loved her pet dogs and her cat, Morris.  Surviving are her husband, Richard; daughters and sons-in-law, Marna (Robert) Wirth, Liberty, Pam (Larry) Warriner, Mansfield, Ann (Shawn) Pylinski, Mansfield, Kathy Kreger, Morris; eight grandchildren, Melissa (Lee) Witherow, Athens, Nicole (Thad) York, Mainesburg, Jamie Warriner, Brooklyn, N.Y., Gretchen Wirth, Frisco, Texas, Kristen (Beau) Dobberstein, Florence, Mont., Jennifer Klinger, Apopka, Fla., Tiffany Kreger, Morris, Kellen Kreger, Covington; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Vivian Urban, Liberty, Wanda Marvin, Morris; sisters-in-law, Jean Stadler, Mansfield, Josephine Root, Brooksville, Fla., Joanna Witmer, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, James Root, Clifford Root and sister, Nellie Domineski.   Friends and family are invited to Madelyn's Life Celebration on Friday, Dec. 30, from 10 –11 a.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a ""Life Celebration Home,"" 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., with Lay Speaker Sherri Butters officiating. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Morris Firemen's Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 11, Morris, Pa. 16938.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 23, 2011 

 

SCHICK Mary Lou Schick

83, formerly of N. Main St., Muncy, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Rose View Center, Williamsport.  Born April 7, 1928, in Oneida, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Adrian and Minnie (Zellers) Schick. A 1946 graduate of Muncy High School, she was employed 32 years in the textile industry. Mary Lou enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Surviving are several nephews. She was predeceased by six brothers and one sister.  In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Interment will be held privately in Muncy Cemetery.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 24, 2011 

 

SEYLER Emerson (Pete) Seyler

formerly of Jersey Shore, Pa., died Nov. 20, 2011, in Wellington, Kansas.  Surviving are his daughter, Delpha Graddis of Kansas; three brothers, George, Larry and Dennis Seyler; six sisters, Bonnie Ferguson, Sharon Whipple, Laurel McCloskey, Annetta Krape, Karen Nittinger and Vicki Seyler.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Delpha Seyler; wife, JoAnn; three brothers, Robert Jr., William and Kenneth; and one sister, Verrena Galentine.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 22, 2011  

 

SHADE Robert J. Shade

44, of 102 Boyles Drive, Cogan Station, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. Rob and his wife, the former Brenda M. Prentiss, celebrated their 19th anniversary on Sept. 19.  Rob was a 1985 graduate of Williamsport High School and received an associate’s degree from the former Williamsport Area Community College in 1988. He was a former coach and umpire at Hepburn/Lycoming Little League and enjoyed hunting.  Born May 13, 1967, in Williamsport, he was the son of William F. Jr. and Doris Menzing Shade.  Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Zachary D. and a daughter, Zoey E., both at home; his father of Williamsport; brothers, Richard (Patti) of Denver, Colo., David (Lynn) of Cogan Station, Donald (Joan) of South Williamsport and Daniel (Jane) of York; sisters, Susan (Chris) Zeigler of Mt. Holly Springs and Kathy (Tim) Nelson of Oval; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, with Pastor Steven E. Halstead officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Fairlawn Community Church Youth Group, 353 Pleasant Hill Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 22, 2011   

 

SMITH Joseph E. Smith

age 53, of Blossburg, PA, died Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Joe was born December 27, 1957 in Sarasota, FL, a son of Donald F. and Ruth (Williams) Smith. Joe worked as a body and fender repairman. He enjoyed leather tooling.   Joe is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Samantha (Chad) Roupp, Ashley Smith, both of Blossburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael Scott (Theresa) Smith of Blossburg, PA; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Theresa (Tom) Mahosky and Sherry (Mike) Stoudt, all of Blossburg; his parents, Don and Ruth Smith of Blossburg; one grandchild, Tyler; aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews.  In keeping with Joe's wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 29, 2011 

 

SPRING Clark R. Spring

70, of Montoursville, Pa., died on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Clark was the husband of Jean Butson-Spring with whom he shared 25 years of marriage.  Clark was born in Muncy on Oct. 7, 1941, and was the son of the late Jubert R. and Martha Dimm Spring.  Clark was an Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1969.  Clark was a retail manager at Penn National Gaming prior to his retirement in 2003. Clark also worked for So-fro Fabrics, Hickory Farms, Wes Freedman and UPS.  Clark was known for his appetite. He currently holds the Olive Garden all you can eat pasta bowl record at 13 bowls. Clark was a huge Los Angeles Dodgers fan. He loved to read about history and take long walks. His granddaughter NiKaya Spring Dewald referred to Clark as Grandpaman.  Clark is survived by his wife; a daughter, Chandra H. Spring (John Jr.) of Pennsdale, Pa.; a sister, Rita Younger of Watsontown; a granddaughter, NiKaya Spring Dewald and by three nieces and five nephews.  In Clark's memory, memorial contributions may be made to Konkle Memorial Library, 384 Broad St., Montoursville, PA 17754-2206 or to the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Family and friends are invited to attend Clark's Life Celebration from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home", 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.     Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 24, 2011 

 

STARR Shirley A. Fabo

80, of Bethlehem, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. She had resided in Williamsport all of her working years until relocating to her son's home seven years ago.  Born Jan. 19, 1931, in Turbotville, she was the daughter of the late Rufus L. and Hazel L. (Hawley) Starr. She was married to James L. Fabo for 28 years until his death, Feb. 24, 1985.  A graduate of Turbotville High School, she had worked for the Williamsport Hospital earlier in life.  She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Hellertown and enjoyed watching television, especially Philadelphia Phillie's baseball games.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert D. Miller II and his wife Debra, with whom she resided in Bethlehem, and Raymond J. Fabo and his wife Kathy of SpringLake, N.C.; three grandchildren, Eric C. Miller, Shelly Miller-Strauss and her husband Edward Strauss, and Karyn Fabo; and two great-grandsons, Benjamin and Jacob Strauss.  Preceding her in death, besides her husband, were two brothers, Charles and Richard Starr and three sisters, Caroline Powell, Agnes Appleman, and Gladys Gresh.   Friends are invited to call at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. with Rev. Monica Guepet, her pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 645 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 24, 2011   

 

UPLINGER Julia M. (Uplinger) Clark

96, of Trout Run, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Rose View Center, Williamsport.  Born on Dec. 19, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Adam N. and Ada C. (Shaffer) Uplinger.  After graduating high school, Julia owned her own restaurant and also worked as a registered nurse in Meadville, Pa.  She enjoyed singing, playing bingo, reading books and traveling in the fall. Julia was also a member of Trout Run United Methodist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands, Frank McGuiness, Reginald Embler and Wray Clark; stepdaughter, Jane R. Kupper; sister, Mary Deemer; brothers, Herbert Lynn, Paul Edward, Reed and Harvey C. Uplinger; and nieces, Judy Bausinger and Marie Trump, with whom she was especially close to.  Left to remember Julia is stepson, Edward L. Ember and wife, Bev; stepdaughter, Judith A. Joyce and husband, Richard; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nephew, David Deemer.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, Inc., Williamsport, Pa.  A service will be held at the family's convenience and announced at a later date.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 22, 2011   

 

WALDRON Margaret Rose Connelly

 age 80, of Westfield, PA, and formerly of Bucks County, PA, died on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at her home. Margaret was born on December 11, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Joseph and Edith (Carter) Waldron. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold R. Connelly on December 4, 1979.  Margaret was a member of the St. John the Baptist Church in Ottsville, PA.  Her favorite past time was gardening.  Margaret is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Ruth Connelly of Harrison Valley, PA, Patrick and Pauline Connelly of Bethlehem, PA, Daniel and Linda Connelly of Plumsteadville, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and John Broderick of Syreville, NJ, Kathleen and Clark Taylor of Walnutport, PA; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Annie Waldron of Bensalem, PA; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Edith Waldron of Cornwells Heights, PA, Dorothy Rafferty of Bristol, PA, Frances and William Zuchero of Tullytown, PA; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.   A memorial mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. John The Baptist Parish Church, 4050 Durham Rd., Ottsville, PA 18942. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Margarets name to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery in Ottsville. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 22, 2011    

 

WARNER Lawrence Warner Jr.

68, of 205 Marion St., Jersey Shore, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in the Manor Care Health Center in Jersey Shore.  Born Dec. 19, 1942, in Barton, N.Y., he was the son of Lawrence Warner Sr. and the former Eba Utter.  He was a retired welder from Radient Steel Co.  Lawrence was preceded in death by his his companion, Dorothy L. Rodgers, Jan. 23, 2010.  Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Friday until time of services in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Saint John Cemetery. Rev. David McCoy will officiate.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 22, 2011 

 

WELLMAN Kay Wellman Tobey

ODESSA: 58, of Odessa, NY, died peacefully at home after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, James Tobey; son, Justin (Crystal) Tobey of Brooktondale; brothers, Craig (Marge) Wellman of King Ferry, Loren Wellman of Montour Falls; brother-in-law, Gerald Tobey of Watkins Glen; and grand-daughter, Mya Tobey; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Clara Wellman; brothers, Lloyd Wellman and Leonard Adams; and sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Don Fisher. A celebration of her life will be held at the Odessa Wesleyan Church, 304 Church St. in Odessa, at 11:00am on Saturday, December, 31, 2011. She enjoyed gardening, baby sitting and children, dogs, camping, crafts, sewing and her home. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to her church; or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830; or ALS Assoc. of Upstate New York, 890 Seventh North Street, Ste. 108 Liverpool, NY 13088.   Star Gazette – December 23, 2011    

 

WESTPHAL Betty Jane (Westphal) Wood

died on Nov. 18, 2011. She was 89.  She was the daughter of the late Lee and Emma Westphal of Williamsport, Pa.  She was the dearest mother of Sandy Clemens (Clifford) of Middlebury Center, Pa., Lana Wetherbee (Karl) of Warrington, Pa., and William W. Wood of Jenkintown, Pa.  Ms. Wood had been a resident of Heritage Towers of Doylestown and volunteered at Wellsboro Hospital and Warminster Hospital.  Ms. Wood was preceded in death by her brothers, James Westphal, Jack Westphal and her sister, Anna Mae Sober.  Betty is also survived by her brother, Robert Westphal of Williamsport, Pa.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Family and friends are invited to her viewing 10 a.m. and Prayer Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 2131 Palomino Drive, Warrington, PA 18976, where friends may call at the church by 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Endowment Fund at the above address. Interment will take place Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Green Lawn Cemetery, Williamsport, Pa.  Craft-Givnish Funeral Home, Abington.     Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 22, 2011    

 

WOMER William H (Womer) Miller

formerly of Williamsport, died on Nov. 17 at his home in Tuscon, Ariz. after a lengthy illness.   He was the son of Frederick Womer Sr. and the former Helen M. Mckinney Womer.   He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Mary Lou Trammell; two sons, Faron and Dale Miller Of Fla.; a stepdaughter, Debbie Splane Of Tuscon; three brothers, Frederick Womer Jr. of Hughesville, Harold Lambert of Del., James Womer of Jersey Shore; two sisters, Barbara O'Connor of St. Louis, Mo., and Sharon Wilkinson Of Cogan Station.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He served in the U.S. Air Force before moving to Ky. and then to Ariz.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 23, 2011 

 

WOODRUFF Norman C. Woodruff

of Montoursville, died on Nov. 19, 2011. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 25, 1926, he was a son of the late Archie and Ida May (Saunders) Woodruff. Norman grew up in St. Davids, Ontario, Canada.  Norman graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He also served in the Canadian Army.  Norman worked as an accountant with Bro Dart, Pa., Allen Industries, N.J., and General Motors, N.Y.  He was an avid ice hockey and opera fan and also loved reading about history.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Roxie Slaby.  Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 45 years, Janet Johnson Woodruff; son, Paul Woodruff; daughter, Donna Zeitzeff and husband, Paul; brother, Paul Davidson and wife, Pearl; and sisters, Pat Krohn and Imogene Costas.  Funeral services are entrusted to Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, Inc., Williamsport.  A service for Norman will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, at 6 p.m. from the funeral home at 331 Elmira St., Williamsport.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Community Baptist Church Building Fund or General John Burrows Historical Society.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 22, 2011

 

YOUNG Stephen George Young

62, of Martinsburg, W.V., died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 at home.  He was born in Williamsport, Pa., June 30, 1949, a son of George Stuart Young and Helen Joan Spotts.  He was employed and retired from Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem and was currently assisting at Walmart. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve and a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.  He is survived by his sister, Lauren J. Haas and her husband David, of Sanford, Fla.  Graveside services for Stephen will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at the Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, Pa. There will be no visitation.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 26, 2011   

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? Elizabeth M. Holford

Age 99 of Hector, NY died on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Mrs. Holford is survived by her grandson, Steven Brown; great grandchildren, Stephen & Karyn Brown and Kristine Brown; great- great grandchildren, Philip III, Shyanne and Payton; several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, from 1 PM to 2 PM with funeral services at 2 PM. Mrs. Holford was the owner of the Holford Garden Center, Hector, NY.   Star Gazette – December 21, 2011 

? Diane K. Logan

died at her home in Eliot, Maine, on Tuesday December 13th, surrounded by family and friends. The cause of death was ALS, which she had battled for years with dignity, grace, and humor. She is survived by her sons, Scott and Bruce Logan, her daughter, Stephanie Fox, and her six grandchildren. Diane was born in Canton, Ohio where she met her future husband, Martin Logan. She received a B.S. in Education from Northwestern University in 1958, was married in 1959, and moved to Wellsboro, PA. After relocating to State College, PA in 1966, Diane studied for her Masters in Counselor Education at Pennsylvania State University while raising their young children. The family then settled in Big Flats, NY where Martin died of cancer in 1976. After 18 years of dedicated service in various counseling and administrative positions in the Corning, NY city school district, Diane retired in 1991, though she continued to volunteer for the Rockwell Museum of Art. In 1999 Diane moved to Eliot, Maine where she lived with her son, Scott Logan, and his family until her death. A counselor by profession and a great listener by nature, Diane will be remembered by friends and family for her deep warmth, her sharp wit, and her unwavering strength of spirit. She loved the pine woods and coastal vistas of her adopted Maine home. She loved spending time with her six grandchildren, showering them with attention and loud kisses. And she loved the family dogs, spoiling them with too many treats.  A celebration of Diane’s life will be held on January 14th, 3:30-6:30 pm, 171 Cedar Arts Center, Drake House Black Box Theater, Corning, NY. Donations in Diane’s memory may be made to the ALS Association, NNE Chapter.  Corning Leader – December 21, 2011   
 

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