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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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Tri County Clippings- Page Five Hundred Twenty Two
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BALDWIN Elson Everett Baldwin

80, of 597 Williams Road, LeRaysville, PA, fondly regarded by his family and many friends as “Parker,” went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 21, 1931 in Rushville, the son of James and Ruby Birdsall Baldwin.  Parker served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1960 during the Korean War. He enjoyed operating his garage in LeRaysville for 40 years, spending time with his family and dear friends, fishing and hunting. Many will remember precious times spent with Parker as he shared his stories.  He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Frances Henry Baldwin, at home; children, Anna (Jerry) Chilson of Rome, Wanda (Paul) Jackson of Towanda, Anita (Doug) Clearwater of LeRaysville, Everett (Trudi) Baldwin of LeRaysville, Jody (Brian) Hawthorne of LeRaysville, Michael (Kim) Baldwin of Rome. Parker was blessed with 10 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren and a special little angel, Crystal Clearwater of LeRaysville; a brother, Welton Baldwin of Warren Center; sister, Verna (Ken) Vail of Hot Springs, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Dale Robert Baldwin; half-brother, James Baldwin; sisters, Mildred Dooley and Mary Newman and sister-in-law, Beverly Baldwin.  A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. at Haigh’s Pond VFW Post No. 6824, Potterville, with Pastor Tom Burlington of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ of LeRaysville and Potterville officiating. The family received friends following the memorial service until 5 p.m. with a memorial dinner following at the post.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, c/o James Seipler, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA 18837 or to the LeRaysville- Pike Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 78, LeRaysville, PA 18829 in Elson Everett “Parker” Baldwin’s memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Baldwin family with arrangements.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 5, 2012 

 

BARRETT Arlene L. Evenden

Age 79, of Big Flats, NY, died on Tuesday January 3, 2012. Arlene was born November 29, 1932 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Theron and Elizabeth Lewis Barrett. Arlene was a school bus driver for The Horseheads Central School District for over 35 years. She was an active member of The Skinner-Ernest American Legion Post #1612 Auxiliary in Big Flats, NY. Mrs. Evenden was pre-deceased by her husband Richard Evenden on October 1, 1971, her grandson, Brian James Evenden on November 19, 2011, by Gordon Gaylord in 1993, her brother and sister, Robert Barrett, Jean Barrett, brother-in-law, James McCrieght, and by her sister-in-law, Yonny (Mrs. Douglas) Barrett . Arlene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all and she who will be dearly missed. Arlene is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jill & Leland Cole of Big Flats, NY and Ricarda & Robert Little, of Big Flats, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Brian & Tia Evenden of Central Square, NY and Shawn & Johna Evenden, of Big Flats, NY; step children, Donald Gaylord, Sharon Frisbie, Gail Courtright, Gordon "Buster" Gaylord Jr. , Gary Gaylord, Susie Deegan, Tim Gaylord, Rick Gaylord, and Kim Shaffer; sisters and brother-in-law, Hazel & George "Bucky" Dew of Interlaken, NY and Patricia (Mrs. James) McCrieght of Big Flats, NY; brother, Douglas Barrett of Horseheads, NY; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Arlene's Life on Saturday January 7, 2012 at 1 PM at The Skinner-Ernest American Legion Post #1612, 45 Olcott Road South Big Flats, NY 14814, with Rev. James Radford officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Arlene through memorials to The Arlene L. Evenden Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 166 Big Flats, NY 14814. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.   Star Gazette – January 6, 2011    

 

BIDLACK Lucy Mae (Bidlack) Corey

83, daughter of (the late) Floyd and Pauline Bidlack of Litchfield, died peacefully Tuesday, after a lengthy illness.  Lucy would have been 84 on January 28.  She is survived by her sons, Robert Rought (and wife Joann) of Canton, Pa., and Randy Rought (and wife Bonnie) of Elizabeth, Colo.; four granddaughters, Heather, Jennifer, Erin and Tamara and their husbands; scores of great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Phoebe Keeney, Wilma Freeman, and Harvalee Dimon.  Lucy was preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Bidlack Jr, and her husband, Victor Corey.  Lucy was a long-time Bradford County resident and a 1948 Athens High School graduate. Some of her favorite pastimes were crafts, reading, and clipping articles from the local papers, of which her favorite subjects were poetry and Bradford County history. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2012 at the Litchfield Methodist Church, Litchfield, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – January 14, 2012

 

BRYANT Judith (Bryant) "Judy" Nicklaus

Judith (Bryant) "Judy" Nicklaus, age 69, of Knoxville, PA, died on Monday, January 16, 2012. She was born on May 15, 1942 in Middlebury Center, PA, a daughter of the late Harold W. and Eloise (Hoyt) Bryant. Judy was the wife of Carl H. Nicklaus. She will be remembered for being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Carl; two daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene (David) Ray of Jacksonville, FL, Deanne (Todd) Aichholz of Golden, CO, brother and sister-in-law, Terry (Nancy) Bryant of Wellsboro, PA; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie (Doug) Davis of Middlebury Center, PA, Vicki (Harland) Hilborn of Wellsboro, PA, Tammy (Dale) Mattison of Tioga, PA and a grandson, Nick Aichholz. Judy was predeceased by a brother, Larry Bryant. Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.   Star Gazette – January 18, 2012 

 

BURLINGAME Donald A. Burlingame

age 74, of Waverly, N.Y., died in Waverly, New York, Wednesday, January 11, 2012.  Born December 11, 1937, in Waverly, he was the son of the late Judson and Lillian Loomis Burlingame. Don was a school teacher for 35 years in the Athens School District at the Gladys Burnham Elementary School in Ridgebury, Pa. He also worked for Jim's RV Center for over 40 years. Don had degrees from Morrisville College and Elmira College.  Don is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Cramer Burlingame of 52 years; sons, Keith Burlingame of Binghamton, N.Y., David Burlingame of Wernersville,, Pa., and Steven Burlingame of Waverly, N.Y.; daughter, Shelly Burlingame Harrison of Richmond, Va.; brother, Grayson Burlingame of Endicott, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Don loved and enjoyed his family, but also immensely enjoyed fishing with his friends in the Catskill mountains and on lake Ontario.  Atime of gathering with family and friends will be from 10 -11 a.m., Friday, January 13, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Don’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring his memory at 11 a.m. A special tribute to Don’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, New York 14892 or Bradford County Humane Society, in Ulster, Pa. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York.   Sayre Morning Times – January 12, 2012 

 

CASINI Anna M. Sutton

86, of Coconut Creek, FL, formerly of Lake Havasu City, AZ, and Syracuse, NY, died peacefully in her sleep on October 4, 2011. Anna was born to Emidio and Annunziata Casini in Roulette, PA. Anna leaves 6 children: Scott (Cinda) Sutton of Coconut Creek, FL, Gail (Steve) Kise of Lilburn, GA, Nancy (Ken) Howell of Flower Mound, TX, Marie (Scott) Burnham of Newark, NY, Stephen Sutton of Lake Havasu City, AZ, and Teresa Sutton of Needles, CA; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her sister, Virginia Bruni, of Port Charlotte, FL; and sister-in-law, Adeline Casini, of Olean, NY. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Arlow M. Sutton, in 2005. She will be interred at the Nathan Littlejohn Memorial Garden at Grace Episcopal Church in Lake Havasu City, at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to: Vitas (Hospice) Charitable Fund, 5420 NW 33rd Ave, Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 or the Lake Havasu Area Literacy Council, P.O. Box 2186, LHC, AZ 86405.   Star Gazette – January 18, 2012     

 

CASS Emily

The Western New Yorker, Warsaw, NY; dated Sept 25 1980

Mrs. Emily Hyde Mang, 65, of 10877 North Lake Rd., Pavilion, died Wednesday (Sept. 24, 1980) at Wyoming County Community Hospital. A daughter of Albert and Azuba Harding Cass, she was born in Wellsboro, Pa., March 31, 1915. A member of the LeRoy Order of Eastern Star and Moose Club, she and her late husband, Richard Mang, were former operators of Pine Grove Inn at Stafford. Her first husband, Ronald Hyde, died in 1960. Surviving are a son, Lawrence Hyde of White's Corners, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Marian) Sprague, with whom she resided; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Lena)Davis of Wellsboro and Francis Fuller of Doylestown.    

 

CHARLES Randal C. "Randy" Charles

39, of Mansfield, died on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.  He was born on July 4, 1972, in Wellsboro, a son of Paul Charles and the late Nancy (Wolfinger) Charles.  He enjoyed hunting, dirt track stock car racing and participating in the Tioga County Fair and Demolition Derby. Randy was the owner of Randy's Lawn Care Service for over 15 years.  Randy is survived by his father, Paul; special friend, Bonnie Brace of Mansfield; step-son, Trevor Case of Mainesburg; brothers, Michael Charles of Colorado, Robert Charles of Macungie; aunts and uncles, Larry and Marjorie Wolfinger of Sellersville, Ralph Wolfinger of Bath, Pa., and John and Ester Hoover of Quakertown. Friends may call on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Please come with some memories of Randy to share with the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Whitneyville Fair Grounds c/o Ellene Siegfried, 1500 Kingsley Road, Mansfield, Pa. 16933.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 11, 2012    

 

CLARK Michael E. Clark

64, of Elmira, New York, died peacefully on Sunday, January 1, 2012, in his home. Born July 4, 1947, in Meridian, Mississippi, he was the son of the late James E. and Dorothy Ann (Carter) Clark. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Jill Thomas-Clark; sister, Patricia Easley and her son, John Easley, both of Laurel, Mississippi; uncles, Roland (Jean) Carter of Columbus, Mississippi, Paul Clark of Columbia, Mississippi; aunt Beverly Clark of Meridian, Mississippi; and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his aunt and her husband, Gean and Charles Hudson. Michael graduated from the University of Mississippi, earning both a BA and MFA. He completed doctoral studies for his PhD in Theater History and Criticism at the University of Michigan. After accepting a position at Elmira College, Michael, along with his bride Jill, moved to the area. He rose to the position of Associate Professor of Theater and Speech Communications. He and Jill shared a mutual interest in the arts and together researched, lectured, participated in conferences, and authored numerous publications on the Arts and Crafts Movement. Michael retired from Elmira College in June, 2011, receiving the honor of Professor Emeritus. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney St., Corning, NY 14830. There will be no calling hours. Michael believed in education. Teaching was not just his job, but his passion and he strove to make a difference in his students' lives. Memorial donations may be made in the name of Dr. Michael E. Clark at the non-profit organization: Arts and Crafts Research Fund, Attention Bruce Johnson, 25 Upper Brush Creek Road, Fletcher, NC 28732. Any questions may be directed to Bruce Johnson at (828)-628-1915.  Star Gazette – January 8, 2012   

 

COLLINS Shirley M. Barber

age 73, of Beaver Valley, died on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Shirley was born October 6, 1938 in Carnwath, PA. She was the daughter of Patrick and Catherine (Fleck-Brown) Collins. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Barber in 2007. She is survived by three sons, David Barber of Westland, MI, Mark (Nancy) Barber of Horseheads, Skip Barber of Beaver Valley; two sisters, Linda Mapes of Watkins Glen and Peggy Lund of Bakersfield, CA; brother, Hugh Gallaher of Painted Post. Calling hours will be held on January 18, 2012 from 3-5 PM at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney Street, Corning. A memorial service will take place immediately following the calling hours at Carpenter's Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley's honor may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or the Crohns and Colitis Foundation, 2117 Buffalo Road, Suite 299, Rochester NY 14624.  Star Gazette – January 17, 2012    

 

COLVIN Maynard Colvin

Maynard L. COLVIN, 67, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Woodhull, NY and Genesee, PA, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.   Born February 13, 1944, in Wellsboro, PA, he was the son of Frederick L. and Ruth Simpson Colvin. A Veteran, he served honorably with the US Air Force from 1963 – 1968 and the US Army from 1977 – 1992, including Operation Desert Storm. He was employed by the PA Department of Forestry.   Surviving are: a daughter, Nicolle (Robert) Brandt of Olathe, KS; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Edward Colvin of Springfield, MO, Richard Colvin of Corning, NY, and Gary Colvin of Hammond, IN; five sisters, Eleanor Brown of Knoxville, PA, Wanda Vance of Woodhull, NY, Mary Bradstreet of Batavia, NY, Janet Smithers of Elkland, PA, and Helen Chase of Blossburg, PA; nieces and nephews.   In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Frederick L. Colvin, Jr.   Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, January 9, 2012 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM, with Funeral Services following at 3:30 PM. The Rev. Paul M. Karges will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – January 8, 2012 

 

DOUGHERTY Joseph E. Dougherty

age 68, of Meshoppen, Pa., died at the Regional Hospital of Scranton, on Thursday evening Jan. 12, 2012.  He was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa. on Aug. 23, 1944, the son of the late Edward J. and Catherine Burke Dougherty. Joe grew up on the family farm on Shannon Hill in Auburn Center, Pa. He graduated from the Elk Lake High School, class of 1962.  After high school, he served his country for four years in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Germany. After his discharge from the service, he would later work for Auburn Township. During that time he also helped his cousins, Jerry and Gail Burke and family at Shamrock Auctions. It was there that he became interested in the auctioneering business and Joe became a licensed auctioneer, and worked with his cousins for many years, and retired just recently. It was at the auctions that he made many friends, and he made a great impression on everyone he met. Joe was a devoted member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, in Meshoppen, Pa. and he was a very active member of the St. Joachim – St. Bonaventure Cemetery Assoc. He was also a member of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, in Black Walnut, Pa., and in his spare time he loved to collect many things, with his antique tractors and tools most dear to his heart. Besides his parents Joe was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Ann Dougherty. He is survived by an aunt, Mrs. Regina Burke Graham, of Endicott, N.Y., and an uncle, Edward T. Burke, of Johnson City, N.Y. He is also survived by his cousins, Jerry and Gail Burke; William and Clara Burke; Patricia Beirne; Margaret Graham Hellenga; Marty McGavin; and Tim and Tracie McGavin, as well as many great cousins.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, Pa. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, in Meshoppen, Pa., with Fr. Joseph Manarchuck of the church officiating. Interment will be in the St. Bonaventure's Cemetery in Auburn, Pa. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2012. A Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.   Military services will be held at the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion Social Hall on Monday afternoon at the funeral luncheon immediately following the interment at 1 p.m., conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion, the Dennis Strong Post No. 457 American Legion and the Endless Mountains Post No. 3583 V.F.W. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the St. Joachim's – St Bonaventure's Cemetery Assoc, c/o Mr. Roger Furman, 2431 SR 3004, Montrose, PA 18801.    Towanda Daily Review – January 14, 2012

 

DRAKE Jr., Winfield S. "Sonny"

Of Pine City, NY died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 following a valiant and persevering battle with cancer at the age of 82. Born in Elmira on February 24, 1929, Sonny was the son of the late Winfield S. & Naomi Rockwell Drake, Sr. Sonny was a true gentleman. His steady, gentle presence brought comfort to many and honor to his family. At the age of 12, Sonny started working to support his family after the untimely death of his father. Dedicated to his country, he enlisted in the US Army during the Korean Conflict then worked for New York Telephone Company for 42 years up until his retirement. Sonny's great loves in life were his faith, his family and Keuka Lake. A dedicated family man, Sonny was creative, logical and resourceful. His many interests inspired a love of learning in his children and grandchildren. He had a lifelong, abiding fondness for Keuka Lake, living and vacationing there for over 65 years of his life. He also enjoyed vacationing in California, especially Coronado, CA. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #95 for over 50 years, American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights and a member of the Downtown Health Club. He was a long-time member and served as the past President and Vice President of TELCO Federal Credit Union. Sonny was predeceased by his brother, Gerald Drake. Surviving is his loving family, wife and unwaveringly devoted soul mate of 49 years, Janice Antrim Drake, Pine City, NY; children, Winfield Scott (MaryBeth) Drake, III with daughter Taylor Elise, Elmira, NY; Jennifer Drake (Lawrence) Gacka with children Sarah Elizabeth and Lawrence Winfield, Mechanicsburg, PA; best friend and brother-in-law, Samuel Antrim, Paso Robles, CA; brothers, Donald (Barbara) Drake, Anaheim, CA; and Carl (Valetta) Drake, Carson City, Nevada; many nieces and nephews; and faithful dog, Gracie. In keeping with Sonny's wishes, there will be no prior visitation. A Memorial Service for this beautiful soul will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to the "Winfield Scott Drake, Jr. Memorial Fund", Pennsylvania Ave United Methodist Church 1238 Pennsylvania Ave Pine City, NY 14871 or Elmira City Animal Shelter, 842 Linden Place, Elmira, NY 14901.    Star Gazette – January 5, 2012   

 

FENTON William E. "Bill"

Died Saturday, January 14, 2012, at home after a brief illness. William was born in Burdett, NY on May 11, 1938, the son of Roy E. & Florence E. Egleston Fenton. Bill is survived by his wife, Bonnie Arnold Fenton of Horseheads, to whom he was married for 52 years; daughter and son-in-law, Sonja & Michael Keller of Falls Church, VA with their children, Hannah, Alexander and Noah; sister and brother-in-law, Ann & John Hawken. Bill worked for Corning Glass Inc. up until his retirement in 1994 after 30 years of service. He was an avid stamp collector, enjoyed researching local history and family genealogy. He also enjoyed hiking, gardening, woodworking and spending time with his family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. His Funeral Service will take place at the Funeral Home at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will follow in Hector Union Cemetery.   Star Gazette – January 16, 2012 

 

FLEMING John L. Fleming

age 65, of Corning, died on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born on July 7, 1946 in Corning, the son of the late Harry and Mattie (Jones) Fleming. He married Rosa May Keck on September 7, 1974 in Corning. She predeceased him on December 30, 2002. John retired from Corning, Inc. in 2001 following 35 years of service. He later worked at Southern Tier Logistics, and then Wal-Mart. He was a member of the East Corning Fire Department for 15 years, having served as Chief for 5 years. John coached girls Cinderella softball. He enjoyed bowling, NASCAR, and football, especially the Buffalo Bills. He liked to travel and spend time with his family. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Amy Lynn and Shafiq Niaz of Greenville, SC, and Chrissy and Gary Hankinson of Savona; his significant other, Ruth Stratton of Addison; sister and brother-in-law, Annette and William Walker of Arizona; grandchildren, Brandon Fleming, Danielle, Sharon, and Allison Hankinson, and Ashlie and Shyanne Naylor; extended family, Bud Keck and Mary Ann Keck, both of Corning, Dan and Linda Hamilton of Enoree, SC, canine companion, Lady, Brian Stratton of Ithaca, Kim Stratton of Castle Creek, NY, Todd Stratton of Addison; and several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his brother, Harry Fleming and by his mother and step-father, Mattie and Lee Shumway. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning on Friday, January 13, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. John's funeral service will follow there at 8:00 p.m. Burial at Coopers Plains Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in John's name may be directed to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, Heart & Vascular Institute, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905.  Star Gazette – January 11, 2012  

 

GAIGE Nancy L. Russell

80, of Waverly, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at ElderWood at Tioga following an extended illness. She was born May 28, 1931, in Binghamton, N.Y., to (the late) Charles and Geraldine Brown Gaige. Nancy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Athens Wesleyan Church, and served as Den Mother with the Cub Scouts for many years, receiving numerous Cub Scout Awards during that time. She is predeceased by her sister, Norma Degraw.  Nancy is survived by her husband of 63 years, Walter, at home; children, James and Estelita Russell of Port Richey, Fla., Kathleen and John Dutton of Waverly, N.Y., and David and Terry Russell of Sayre, Pa.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther Roe of Hallstead, Pa., Doris Henry of Hallstead, Pa., Linda Gaige of Johnson City, N.Y., Dorothy Gardener of Johnson City, N.Y., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Randy Stilson officiating. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Hallstead, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Nancy’s memory to: ElderWood at Tioga, 37 North Chemung Street, Waverly, NY 14892.   Sayre Morning Times – January 18, 2012  

 

GYURIK Stephen Michael Gyurik

59, of 116 N. Higgins Ave., Sayre, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at his home following declining health. Stephen was born in Jersey City, N.J. on June 11, 1952 the son of the late Stephen T. Gyurik and Rose Brown Gyurik. He attended Northeast Bradford High School and later served in the U.S. Army. He was formerly employed by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Mildred, Pa. and worked in construction in the area.  He is survived by is wife, April Morris Gyurik; his children, Stephen Daniel (Krista) Gyurik of Ridgebury Twp., Pa. and Kathy Jo Cavanaugh of Newport News, Va.; his stepchildren, William Lee Farr of Sayre, Miner LeRoy Farr of Sayre, LeRoy Miner Farr of Athens and Terri Wittig of Athens; four grandchildren; his sisters, Roseanne Cotter of Sheshequin Twp., Pa., Terry (Guy) Farrell of Orlando, Fla., and Marylou (John) Kaufmann of Levittown, Pa.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.  The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre, Pa. is assisting the Gyurik Family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – January 17, 2012  

 

HARKINS John William Harkins

age 55, died Sunday, Jan. 15 at CHP Hospice, Defiance, Ohio. He was born in New Brunswick, N.J., on Jan. 20, 1956 the son of Eugene V. and Jane Bell (Shedden) Harkins. He is survived by his fiancé, Karen J. Colley, Paulding; three children, Adam Harkins, Athens, Pa., Joe (Courtney) Harkins, Vacaville, Calif., and Caitlin (Dylan) White, Midenhall Norfolk, England; two sisters, Diane (Dave) Lawson, Lynchburg, Va., and Mary Lou (Bill) Wesp, Plainsboro, N.J.; a brother, Michael Harkins, Ulster, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Jacen, Cheyenne, and Janae Harkins.  He is preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of services at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Donations may be made in memory of John Harkins to Karen Colley or Hospice.   Towanda Daily Review – January 17, 2012    

 

HARTER Jack L. Harter

age 82, of Elmira, died on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  He was born on April 8, 1929 in Hornell, NY the son of Guy and Hazel (Peck) Harter.  Jack served in the U.S. Army as a medic stationed in Guam from 1947-1949.  He was employed by Corning Glass Works as a machinist with 55 years of service.  He was past President of the Corning Lions Club and past President and Secretary of the Southern Tier Retired Lions Club where he received numerous awards for his service.  He was also a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion.  He is survived by his daughters and son-in-laws, Karen (Carmen) Spart of Arizona, Susan (Joseph) Longo of Georgia, Tracey (Jeff) Phillips of North Carolina, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Jack was predeceased by his daughter Linda Bachman, his two sisters Elsie Everett and Jane Nesbit, his wife of 22 years Laura (Crane) Harter and his beloved dog Carmel.  A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elmira Christian Center located at 235 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY.  Burial will take place at the Hope Cemetery Annex in Corning at 10:00 a.m. on January 24, 2012.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Corning Chapter of the ASPCA.   Corning Leader – January 17, 2012

 

HENDERSON Smedley D. Henderson

77, of Jacksonville, Fla. died Nov. 7, 2011 following complications of a fall in September. He was born to the late Robert B. Henderson and Susan Meredith Henderson. He was a graduate of Towanda High School, Towanda, Pa. and Bucknell University, Lewisburg Pa. He lettered in basketball and football in high school and lettered in football in college.  He was a member of Saint Mark's E. Lutheran Church. He retired from Becton, Dickinson Co. after 39 years. His career took him from New Jersey to New York to Ohio to Michigan to Indiana to Wisconsin to Florida where he retired. He had a great sense of humor, liked to hear an entertaining story as well as tell them. He was proud of his Scottish heritage. He was a regular blood donor. He enjoyed collecting various works of art and traveling. The last twelve years spending time at their summer home that he and his wife built in Pennsylvania.   He is survived by wife, Jean Kinsley Henderson; daughters Kyle Henderson Hall (Bill) Bloxom of Virginia. andShawn L. Henderson of Jacksonville; granddaughter Kinsley Meredith Hall Bloxom of Virginia; a brother, Jack Henderson (Patricia) Bayhead, N.J.; brothers-in-law, Ronald Kinsley Henderson of North Carolina and Gary Kinsley of Sayre, Pa.; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Dr. R. Meredith Henderson and wife Colleen, and a sister in law, Sherrie K. Bennett.   A memorial service will be held at St. Marks E. Lutheran Church, 3976 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. Memorials may be made to Towanda Area Christian Outreach Food Pantry (TACO), P.O. Box 463, Wysox, PA 18854 or the Towanda Library.  Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207.    Star Gazette – January 8, 2012    

 

HENRY Clara Mae Witter

84, of Tunkhannock, PA died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, while residing at Gracious Living Estates in South Montrose. She was born in Butler, PA on June 15, 1927, the eldest of eight children, to the late Charles D. Henry, Sr. and Elsie Hutzley Henry. As a young child, her family moved to Mehoopany, where she graduated from the Mehoopany High School.  Clara Mae was a member of the Lemon United Methodist Church in which she was the secretary and treasurer for many years, as well as the secretary for the Lemon Township Supervisors. She was a member of The Lady Esther Rebekah Lodge No. 74 of Tunkhannock, and in 1974 she received “The Decoration of Chivalry,” the highest honor bestowed on a Rebekah sister. She also held the president’s seat of the Republican Women of which she was a dedicated member.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Irving P. Witter, who died on June 20, 2002; two brothers, Walter Henry and Charles D. Henry, Jr., and one brother-in-law, James Hamilton.  Survivors include two sons, Richard W. and Sharon Witter of Mehoopany and Donald W. and Pamela Witter of Alburtis; two daughters, Eileen J. and Robert Spencer of Tunkhannock and Barbara J. and Roland Smith of Wyalusing; 14 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Lou and Edward Furman, Elsie Fae Hamilton, Ruth and Webb Comfort and Kay and Albert Dymond; one brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Cindy Henry, and two sisters-in-law, Lenore Henry and Nancy Henry and many nieces and nephews.  A visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, followed by a memorial service at 5 p.m. with Rev. Alice Ann Bonham of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Lebanon, officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming County Cancer Society, 8 Ironwood St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657 or the Visual Eye Research, Grand Lodge of PA, 1001 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 12, 2012 

 

HICKS Ruth A. Hicks

97, of Sayre, Pa., died on December 24, 2011, at the home of her sister in Westerville, Ohio.  Born in Sayre, April 15, 1914, she was the daughter of Verne and Ina Hicks.  She was a graduate of Sayre High School, Albright College, and Penn State University.  For many years she was a high school English teacher in New York State and served as an English Regents examiner in Albany. In 1978 she retired from Canisteo Central School, Canisteo, N.Y.  She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. She was a life member of Sayre Chapter #43 Order of the Eastern Star, of the American Association of University Women and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. She was a member of Tioga General Hospital Jr. Auxiliary, the board of directors for Valley Meals on Wheels, and the Sayre Organization of Business Professional Women.  She was predeceased by her sisters Marion Horton and Charlotte Valenta, and her brother Donald Hicks.  She is survived by her sister Bernice Knecht of Westerville, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at the Waverly United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Memorials may be directed to the Waverly United Methodist Church or the Sayre Historical Society, 103 S. Lehigh Ave, P.O. Box 311, Sayre, PA 18840   Sayre Morning Times – January 5, 2012

 

HIVELY Gary D. Hively Sr.

age 62, of Addison, NY went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and friends.  Gary was born July 21, 1949, son of the late Daniel Hively and Leorane Hively.  He is predeceased by his brother: Sheron Higgins; sister: Crystal Space and niece: Starr Ruocco.  Gary is survived by his wife, Anne Hively of 43 years and their three children: Gary Hively (Tammy Updegraff), Loran (Tina) Hively and Misty (John) Hively- Pierce. He has eight grandchildren: Loran Hively, Brandon Hively, Brittany Hively, Kari Hively, Ward Hively, Jacob Miller, Emily Pierce and Hannah Pierce and one great grandson: Jonathan Carlson All of Addison, NY. He is also survived by his sisters: Daniene Bartlett of Elmira and Dieatra Nicholson of Kentucky along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Gary worked at the Corning Hospital for 30+ years. He was an active member in the community and co-founder of the Tuscarora-Addison Wrestling Club (TAWC). Gary was also inducted into the Addison High School Hall of Fame for his wrestling success . He enjoyed hunting with his family, playing the guitar, giving guitar lessons and writing music during his free time.  Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 3-5pm at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY. A funeral service for Gary will take place at the funeral home immediately following calling hours at 5pm, with his best friend Pastor John Randall officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial donations made to the American Legion Post 730, 85 Maple Street, Addison, NY 14801.   Corning Leader – January 6, 2011   

 

HULL V. Jerlene (Hull) Yeager

V. Jerlene (Hull) Yeager, age 97, of Mainesburg, PA, and formerly of Carlsbad, NM, died on Friday, January 13, 2012 in Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., PA. Jerlene was born on October 14, 1914 in Hillsborough, TX, the daughter of Artie Mishie (Dawkins) Hull. She was predeceased by her husband, Will Dee Yeager. Jerlene enjoyed quilting, embroidery and crocheting. She was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ in Carlsbad, NM.  Jerlene is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Yeager of New Mexico, Bobby Yeager of Oregon; one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and James Padden of Mainesburg, PA; one brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Barbara Tooke of Florida, four sisters, Rosemary Garner of MO, Dorothy Scott of OH, Pat Haggerton and Nancy Emerson, both of Texas; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Betty Yvonne.   Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Jerlene on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA, with the Rev. Jacek Bielkowski officiating. Burial will be in Carlsbad, NM at a later date.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 15, 2012 

 

JOHNSTON William (Billy) E. Johnston Jr

41, also known to his loved ones as Bipp, was a loving, caring, adventurous man who loved his music, and the Dallas Cowboys. Billy’s life was cut short sometime between November 15, 2011, and December 31, 2011, when he was found after being missing from the town of Barton, N.Y.  Billy was born on March 23, 1970, in Waverly, N.Y., to Jacquelyn Hadlock Johnston Putnam of Addison, N.Y., and the late William (Willie) E. Johnston Sr. formally of Barton, N.Y.  Billy was survived by his mother and step father, Robert Putnam of Addison, N.Y.; his sister and best friend, Julie Johnston, whom he loved, of Beaver Dams, N.Y.; and another sister by choice, Dianna Arnold of Lockwood, N.Y. His sons Krystien Johnston and Dustyn Henry were his world.  He was very close with his nephew William Stark Jr., and niece McKayla Stark who both looked up to him and loved him dearly.  On March 23, 2010,, Billy was given as he said "the greatest birthday present of all times" that was his greatniece Kelli-Jo Schoener, and then in November 2011, his great-nephew Justin Jr.  Billy left behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and a lot of very close friends including two very special friends, Michael (Skully) Lehto of Sayre, Pa and Brandi Winslow of Waverly, N.Y.; which stood by his side and loved him unconditionally no matter what.  He also had a step-sister, Wendy Padgett, and step brother Robert Putnam Jr. Billy also had a very special pen pal Julie Paris from the UK.  He touched the lives of many people that he come across with just a simple smile or his great sense of humor and personality, especially the children most of them knew him as Uncle Billy, he had a heart of gold and anyone who knew him would say the same.  Billy was predeceased by his father, who passed in a house fire on March 23, 1994; paternal grandparents, Henry (Hank) and Sara Johnston, aunt, Bernadett ; uncle Richard Johnston, formally of Miltown, Pa.; maternal grandfather, Jonathan (Johnny) Hadlock of Rome, Pa.; maternal grandmother Mildred Spencer of Barton, N.Y.; nephew, Chad William Arnold in 1990; and his closest friend Leo Camp Jr. in 2003.  Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday January 13, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the Jesus Church. The church is located at 7797 St. Rt. 417, Addison, N.Y.  Also any donations can be sent via mail to Julie Johnston at 105 St. Rt. 414, Beaver Dams, NY 14812 to cover funeral and burial expenses.  Electric Zombie Tattoos and Body Piercing located at 202 Desmond St, Sayre, Pa., is giving all proceededs to his family for all tattoos in memory of Billy. Electric Zombie Tattoos and Body Piercing is also having a benefit on Saturday the 21st at Kellys Pit stop in Sayre, Pa., 8-?. Please save the date.   Star Gazette – January 11, 2012 

 

KELLY Margaret R. “Jean” Zello

81, of Bluffton, Ind., died on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at Luther Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.  Zello was born on Dec. 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Edward Kelly and Margaret (Maughan) Kelly. Jean worked outside her home as a financial secretary in Greenville, Ohio, and also as a teaching assistant in the Bluffton Harrison School District. Jean was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and volunteered her time there. She was a member of Foltz-Bay Reading Club. Jean loved her family and spending time with them.  She is survived by her husband, Nick M. Zello at home, whom she married on July 23, 1949 in Sayre, Pa.; her children, Mark Zello (wife, Kathy) of Lafayette, Ind., Joe Zello (wife, Kathy) of Phoenix, Ariz., Peggy Bowman of Bluffton, Ind., Colleen Yee (husband, Rodney) of Sag Harbor, N.Y., Nick Zello (wife, Lee) of San Jose, Calif., Ed Zello (wife, Mara) of Mesa, Ariz.; John Zello (wife, Sue) of Tempe, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren, Rita, Matt, Gina, Mark, Rachel, Lily, Maria, Johnny, Ava, Evan, Adesha, JoJo, Kaitlin, Kourtney, Matt and Shannon; seven great-grandchildren, Milo, Sadie, Luci, Luke, Mattie, Sydney and Roman; one brother, Larry Kelly (wife, Pat) of Rotonda West, Fla.; and one sister-in-law, Jo Anne Kelly of Waverly.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Kelly.  Calling hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Thoma/Rich, Chaney and Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton, Ind., and one hour prior to the funeral service Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Garden of Chimes at Elm Grove Cemetery. Father Steve Colchin will officiate the service. Funeral arrangements are by Thoma/Rich, Chaney and Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton.  Sayre Morning Times – January 18, 2012    

 

KENNISON Charles A. Kennison, Jr.

71, of Watkins Glen, died December 30, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday, January 7, 2012, from 10am-2pm; with a funeral service at the funeral home following at 2:00pm; burial at Lakeview Cemetery. Chuck is survived by his wife, Cherie; children, Larry (Nancy) Kennison, William (Linda) Kennison, Deborah Simpson, Robert Simpson Jr. (Tiffany), Kenneth (Danielle) Cummings, Lowell “L.J.” Cummings Jr.; step-mother, Lorraine Sheesley; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard (Barb) Sheesley, Nancy Boylan, Billy (Bobbie) Sheesley, John (Jackie) Sheesley, Steven (Mary) Sheesley, and Terry Lynn (Eric) Herr; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Chuck, known as the “Lil Ole Gunmaker”, raced the number 9x car for over 50 years on dirt tracks all across the country.  He worked for 20 years at Ithaca Gun, and later Mickey Marollo Racing Engines in Pine City, Stapleton Engines in Elmira, and the Painted Post Car Mart.  Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004; or Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, c/o “Schuyler Health Foundation, Inc.”, PO Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865.   Corning Leader – January 6, 2011

 

LUCAS Kenneth E. Lucas

47 years old. Born November 3, 1963, died September 30, 2011 due to a motorcycle accident in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kenny graduated from Corning East High School in 1981. Kenny is survived by his parents, Fred and Carol Lucas, Beaver Dams, NY, sister, Karen (Stephen) Ceranowicz, Fort Worth, Texas, nephews, Jeffrey Ceranowicz, Fort Worth, Texas and Jonathan Ceranowicz, Oakdale, Minnesota. Kenny went to Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a Master Mechanic and worked at Knockout Motorcycle Company. There will be a Memorial Service for Kenny on January 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church in Beaver Dams, NY on State Rte 414. All are welcome.   Star Gazette – January 8, 2012   

 

MALONEY Dennis Andrew "Andy" Maloney

age 19, of 402 Second St., Towanda, Pa., died unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Wyalusing, Pa. Andy was born in Towanda, Pa. on July 21, 1992, a son of Joseph E. Maloney of Towanda, Pa., and Nichole I. Eddy Pivaral, and Saul Pivaral, of Wyalusing, Pa. Growing up and spending most of his life in the Wyalusing area, Andy attended the Wyalusing Valley High School. For the last few months, Andy was employed as a laborer, with the Washita Valley Gas Co. While in school; Andy was a member of the football team. His favorite things in life were Notre Dame football, going to his favorite place "The Cabin" and playing his guitar with his special uncle and best friend, B.J. Eddy of Towanda, Pa. Andy also enjoyed many sports and hunting with his family. His favorite activity was to spend time with his many friends and family, especially with his sister Mallory.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his infant son Jayden Michael-Andrew Maloney of Durrell, Pa.; his sister Mallory Catherine Maloney of Wyalusing, Pa.; and brothers Mitchell and Braden Felter of Wyalusing, Pa. and Ryan Keegan, of Sayre, Pa. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Jack and Judy Eddy, of Towanda, Pa.; and paternal grandparents Mrs. Dorothy Maloney and Tony Goraczka of Pittston, Pa.; his step-father Wayne Felter II of Wyalusing, Pa.; special grandfather Poppy Wayne Felter Sr. of Wyalusing, Pa.; his girlfriend Jordan Preston of Wyalusing, Pa.; special friend Micah Wilcox, of Durrell, Pa.; best friend and cousin Jack Tyler Williams of Lowman, N.Y. and close friends Jackie and Shawn Adams, Siana Adams and Baby Shawn Adams, all of Wyalusing, Pa. He is also survived by many other very close friends, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Andy was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John "Jack" Maloney who died on Dec. 21, 1981; his grandmother Sally Brown and an Uncle Randy Eddy.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at the New Generation Church, 82 Freedom Lane, Milan, Pa., with Pastor Doug Abby of the church officiating. Family and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family, at a later date. The family will be furnishing their own flowers, and wish to have those wanting to make memorial donations to the Jayden Michael-Andrew Maloney Fund (Andy's infant son), c/o Peoples State Bank, SR 6, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – January 15, 2012

 

MANSOURI Karim Mansouri

M.D., age 76, came to the U.S. in 1961 to further his medical career. He was born on March 11, 1935 in Shiraz, Iran. He left Iran for a medical Fellowship in Paris, France before arriving to the United States of America. He was Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ before joining the V.A. system where he was a pioneer in zinc metabolic research under the leadership of Dr. James Halstead in Washington, DC. His research articles appeared in The Journal of Internal Medicine. He then was in the private practice of Internal Medicine for 25 years in Elmira, NY where he partnered with Dr. William Kelly. In 1992 he rejoined the V.A. medical system where he headed a new Mobile Clinic based in Prescott, AZ. He was awarded the Arizona Medical Innovations Award for that year for his work. He then joined the V.A. in Cumberland, MD until his retirement. Dr. Mansouri married Rosalyn Lee Asherman in 1966. They have two sons, Richard Paul Mansouri (Leila) residing in New York City, and Edward Bryan Mansouri (Virginia) who lives in Tallahassee, FL. He is also survived by four grandchildren, William, Maxwell, Abigail and Mason. He has the following surviving siblings: Ahmad of CA, Jafar of CA, Hamid of Sweden, Majid of VA, Ashraf and Rahim, both still in Iran; brother and sister-in-law, Herbert Asherman (Renee) also survive him, as well as their daughters, Georgette and Sharon. There are also many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Friends and family may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook Road), Baltimore, MD 21212 on Monday, January 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, at which time a funeral service will be held. Interment will follow in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium, MD 21093. Those desiring may contribute in his name to the Leukemia Society of America, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society .    Star Gazette – January 15, 2012

 

MASLIN Jean (Maslin) Miller

of Lockwood, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 after a very courageous battle, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.  She was born June 27, 1939 in Waverly, N.Y., a daughter of the late Kathryn (Crowley) and Archie Amos Maslin. Jean was also predeceased by her husband and father of her children Lynn Schock; and husbands Kenneth Coddington, and Lee Miller; her sisters, Maryann Williams and Rose Alexander; and her brother John Maslin.  Jean was a lifelong resident of the Valley. She graduated from Waverly High School. She attended Saint Pius Church and Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church in Waverly. Jean enjoyed snowmobiling, reading, gardening, bird watching, church, and especially sharing time with her family. Jean worked as an administrative assistant for many area employers, Ransom Insurance, Ithaca Agway and most recently Tioga State Bank. Jean was well known and respected throughout the community. You couldn't ask for a better mother and grandmother. Those around her will be deeply saddened not having her in their lives. Surviving Jean are her children; her son Allyn Schock; her daughters Deborah (Thomas) Bannister, Kathryn (Joseph) Sears and Mary (John) Cary; her grandchildren Lucas (Nicole) Bannister, Tiffany Bannister, Jeana (Robert) McKenzie, Joseph Sears Jr., Jack Cary; grandson Greyson Bannister; and special stepdaughter Dona Mistler. She is also survived by her sisters Margaret Maslin and Margaret Brackin; as well as other step-children, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church in Waverly. Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y. Internment will be in Lockwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Jeans' name to either the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Lung Association, or the pulmonary department of the Strong Memorial Hospital.  Towanda Daily Review – January 9, 2012  

 

MAY Wayne A. May

age 42, of Bear Lane, Gillett, Pa., died unexpectedly at home on Jan. 5, 2012. Wayne was born September 22, 1969 in Towanda, Pa., a son of Kenneth and Melva (Reider) May. He was a graduate of Canton schools and worked in factories for various local employers.  He and the former Sharon Passeri were married on November 6, 1998. Wayne enjoyed music and liked to play guitar and piano. He also liked to bicycle. Survivors include his wife Sharon of Gillett; parents Kenneth and Melva May of Leroy; brothers Scott and Donna May of Troy, David May of Monroeton; three nephews Dylan, Tyler and Hunter May of Troy; mother and father-in-law Fred and Linda Passeri of Columbia Cross Roads.   Funeral service will be private and are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947.   Towanda Daily Review – January 7, 2012 

 

MILLER Lois A. Pope

Died at home in Wellsboro on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at age 68.  She was the wife of Arthur Pope. Lois was the daughter of Frank Miller and Julia Brown.  She was a Wellsboro graduate and later became an E.M.T., worked at the Green Home as a Nurse’s Aide and then worked in SSMH ER. She enjoyed traveling out west and keeping house.  Surviving are three sons, Kevin Pope, Kent (Marlene) Pope, Kirby Pope all of Wellsboro; one brother, Michael Miller of Wellsboro; five sisters, Bonnie Miller, Cheryl (Bobby) Confer, Debbie Miller, Sandy (Kerry) all of Wellsboro, and Wendy Miller of Selinsgrove; also friends Ralph and Brenda Hopkins of Wellsboro, the Coolidge Family, the Wagaman Family, and Jimmy Walker as well as many nieces and nephews.  There will be no visitation or service. If desired memorials may be sent to charity of one's choice. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, A "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Gazette - January 10, 2012 

 

MONIHAN Robert P. "Schaller" Monihan

Died on January 10, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Lucille Dalberth and is survived by his daughter, Sheila Ann Schaller and Walter (Bud) Schaller. He retired from Union Carbide as a Locomotive Engineer and then started a new career for the next 25 years as a Tour Guide in Niagara Falls, NY and Canada. Prior to moving to Horseheads, to reside with his daughter, he worked as a lunch aid in Middle School for four years. Bob enjoyed the companionship of his beloved Pomeranians who accompanied him everywhere. He was extremely proud of his Irish heritage and his favorite holiday "St. Patrick's Day" when he could dress all in green from his derby hats to his green shoes. Bob was always involved in local politics and was an avid campaigner. He served as a republican committee man for his district. He enjoyed all sports especially football and his favorite teams were "Notre Dame" and "Buffalo Bills", always the loyal fan. Bob was blessed with many wonderful friends, especially Harold Manceni, Val Colacelli, Betty Bolus, Bill Newman, Geraldine Donovan, Liz and Doug Lewis, Ted Saglebene, Marge Butler, Dawn and Fran Lamb. During Bob's stay at St. Joseph's third floor skilled nursing he developed a close relationship with the many new friends he made there, especially staff members and volunteers. Bob was instrumental in the planning for the new senior center in Niagara Falls and was honored at the 25th anniversary ceremony and luncheon for his dedication and contributions. Bob will be remembered for his outgoing personality, happy and positive attitude and the ability to leave everyone with a smile. Friends will also recall Bob's love of music and how he enjoyed singing and dancing. He will be missed. Family and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Sat. Jan. 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. His burial will take place at a later date in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kenmore, NY. Those wishing may also remember Bob with memorials to St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845.  Star Gazette – January 13, 2012   

 

MONTE Leiber John "Lee"

Age 84 formerly of Burdett NY and Elmira NY and recently residing at the Bath VA Nursing Home where he died on Tuesday December 27, 2011. Leiber John was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on August 19, 1927 the son of Nicholas and Gaitana Villano Monte. The Monte family moved to Granville Summit PA, where Lee spent his childhood and received his primary education. After the family moved to Elmira, Lee attended and graduated from Southside High School. Leiber served with the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a gunner on a B29 bomber crew, and later served in the military police. After an honorable discharge, Lee attended Elmira College and Cornell University, where he earned his accounting degree. Upon his return to Elmira he founded the El Monte Inn which was later owned and operated by his brother Joseph G. Monte. Leiber married the late Francis Parks Monte, and together they operated Leiber's accounting practice, a beef cattle farm in Burdett NY which he called "Hillside Acres", and the former Coach and Carriage grocery in Catherine NY. Leiber was a life-time member American Legion Post #555 in Watkins Glen and a former member of Watkins Glen Elks Lodge #1546. For much of his life, Leiber was very active in the Democratic Party in Schuyler County, and once ran in the Democratic primary for the NY State Senate against long time local incumbent Senator William Smith of Big Flats NY. Leiber is survived by his sisters Kathryn D. Monte and Paula "Polly" Monte Chapman of Elmira NY, a sisters in-law Dorothy Cronk Monte of Horseheads and Mary McIntosh (Lonny) Johnson of Horseheads, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and numerous cousins, long-time friends, and comrades at the VA in Bath NY. He is predeceased by his beloved parents, Nicholas and Gaitana Villano Monte, his sisters Lucy Neidszwski, Manuella Muccigrosso, Carmella "Millie" Colton, and Antoinette "Toni" Monte, and by his brother Joseph G. Monte. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Leiber's Memorial Services on Saturday January 14, 2012 at 1 PM at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Monte. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery in Wilkes Barre, PA at the convenience of the family. The family wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the extraordinary care and love given to Leiber during his stay at The Bath VA Nursing Home by his doctors and the entire medical staff. Those wishing may remember Leiber may do so through memorials to The Resident Activities Fund C/O The Bath VA Nursing Home Bath, NY 14810.   Star Gazette – January 11, 2012    

 

MOONEY Anthony P. Mooney

74, of Valparaiso, IN, formerly a long-time resident of Canton, died Thursday, December 22, 2011, at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso.   He was born Dec. 18, 1937, in Philadelphia, PA to Anthony and Rose (Frank) Mooney. Mr. Mooney served in the U.S. Army Reserves and had worked as an electrician in heating, ventilation and air conditioning.  In 1962 in Philadelphia, he married June Rose, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one son, Anthony; his parents; and one sister.   Survivors include four children, Kathleen (John) Rainieri, Putnam Valley, NY, Eileen (Tracey) Woodruff of Mount Pleasant, SC, Timothy (Rose) Mooney of Glyndon, MD, and Patrick (Jody) Mooney of Valparaiso; two brothers; three sisters; 12 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.   Canton Independent Sentinel – January 7, 2012   

 

MOSHIER Timothy A.

Age 51, of Elmira, NY, died after a courageous battle with neck and lung cancer, at home surrounded by his family and loved ones on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Tim was born on March 10, 1960 in Rolla, MO, the son of Sandra (Spencer-Moshier) Damon of Horseheads and the late Robert W. Moshier, who predeceased Tim in 1986. In addition to his mother Sandra, Tim is survived by his daughter, Heather M. Williams of Elmira; his sister, Tamara A. Moshier of San Diego; and his stepfather, Patrick "Michael" Damon of Horseheads. Tim is also survived by his soul mate, Debbie Wilson and her family; and a loving family including his paternal grandmother, Lillian Moshier of Rolla; aunts, uncles, cousins and a vast circle of friends. After graduating from Southside High School in 1978, Tim served in the US Navy where he was a jet aircraft mechanic. Tim also worked for many years as an over-the-road truck driver with United Van Lines, Naglee and O'Connor's Express and recently, until his illness prevented it, he worked for G&T Expediting in Elmira. Tim was an avid fisherman, league bowler and pool player, a country music fan, military history buff, NASCAR aficionado and a lover of NFL Football, especially his beloved Kansas City Chiefs. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 18th, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will follow at 12 p.m. with Meredith Tift officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the American Cancer Society in Tim's name, via his sister's Cancer Relay for Life donation page.   Star Gazette – January 16, 2012     

 

PANDOLFINO Catherine Rubin

44, of 389 Goose Hollow Road, Athens, Sheshequin Twp., Pa., died Thursday, January 12, 2012, at her home.  She was born August 19, 1967, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Felix Pandolfino and (the late) Nancy Ostrander Pandolfino. Catherine was a graduate of Canarsie High School in Carnarsie, Brooklyn and was later employed by National Westminster Bank in Valley Stream, N.Y., for a number of years.  She is survived by her husband, Richard H. Rubin, and daughters, Valarie Rose Rubin and Kathryn Aida Rubin. She is also survived by her father, Felix Pandolfino; sisters, Madeline Schoeller, Debbie Brown and Felicia Pandolfino; as well as several nieces and nephews.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.  The Bowen-Farr Funeral Home of Ulster, Pa. is assisting the Rubin Family with arrangements.  Sayre Morning Times – January 16, 2012   

 

RAPLEE Mary Lou (Raplee) Amole

of Phoenixville, PA was born on June 10, 1942 in Elmira, NY, died on January 17, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Mary Alice (Malone) Raplee. Mary Lou was a nurse and veteran of the Vietnam War and a Bronze Star recipient. She was an active volunteer through the Phoenixville VFW, Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion and Mom's House, and a member of Sacred Heart Church. She attended Notre Dame High School and St. Joseph's Nursing School, both in Elmira, NY. She was a longtime employee of Valley Forge Ear, Nose and Throat in Phoenixville, PA. Mary Lou is survived by her devoted husband, Barry; her two children, Allison Nemetz of Chicago, IL and Scott Nemetz of Chanhassen, MN; her four stepchildren, Dennis Amole (Christine), John Amole (Tasha), Shannon Dusko (Joe) and Cliff Amole (Rachel Coakley); six grandchildren, Jennifer, Erin, Jack, Joey, Andrew and Ryan; and her brother, Bill Raplee of Pine City, NY. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service in the Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 517 S. Main Street at Fourth Avenue, Phoenixville, PA on Friday, January 20, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Donato Silveri officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Spring City, PA. A viewing will be held in the Funeral Home on Thursday evening, January 19, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Friday morning from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904.  Star Gazette – January 18, 2012     

 

RUCK Richard E. “Rich” Ruck

65, of Milan, Pa., died Friday, January 13, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born August 8,1946, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of (the late) Emile and Rose Postrich Ruck.  Rich loved woodworking and he was an amazing carpenter. He loved building wooden ships. He was especially close to his beloved son and granddaughters.  Richard is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nancy, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Zachary and Pamela Ruck of Honey Brook, Pa.; granddaughters, Lauren, Alexandra, and Julia Ruck of Honey Brook, Pa.; sisters, Janet, April, Nancy, Elizabeth, Monica, and Penny; brothers, Charlie and John; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc., Athens, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – January 14, 2012    

 

RUMSEY Winifred Covert

76, of Trumansburg, NY, died at Cayuga Medical Center on January 9, 2012, surrounded by her loving and devoted husband of 53 years, Stanley, and her beloved son Daniel, daughter-in-law Shelly, Shelly's mother, Karen Thurnheer, and her beloved grandchildren Vanessa, Valerie and Ethan. Winnie was born August 1, 1935, one of seven children, to Victor and Golda Switzer Rumsey. She is survived by her husband, Stanley; son, Daniel (Shelly); grandchildren, Vanessa, Valerie and Ethan; sister, Freda (Bill) Covert of DeRuyter; sisters-in-law, Joan Rumsey of Red Creek; Margaret Covert of Watkins Glen; Angelina Covert of Burdett; brothers-in-law, William (Ann) Covert of Corning; Norman (Ruth) Covert of Burdett, Walter Watkins of Red Creek, Jerry Chamberlin of Raeford, NC; and many uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She had many close friends, and school mates from the Trumansburg Central School Class of 1953. Winnie retired from NCR Ithaca in 1999 with 36 years of service. She was a wonderful, giving, and caring person to all throughout her life. She enjoyed her many close Car Pride friends, working outside, keeping her home neat, and of course, shopping on the QVC Network. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Winnie fought a very courageous battle with cancer over the past year. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen; on Saturday (Jan. 14th) from 12-2pm; with a memorial service immediately following at 2:00pm; interment at Union Cemetery, Burdett. Memorial donations may be made in Winnie's memory to the Calvary Baptist Church, PO Box 413, Trumansburg, NY, 14886; or the American Cancer Society .     Star Gazette – January 12, 2012 

 

SARING Mary Theresa Crawford

age 88, of Wyalusing, Pa., died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, with her loving family at her side.  Mary was born in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1923, a daughter of the late Francis and Katherine Slowey Saring. She married Joseph S. Crawford Sr. of Lansdowne, Pa. on June 20, 1942. They resided in the greater Philadelphia area until moving to retiring to Bradford County in 1976.  She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Wyalusing, Pa. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo, and traveling.  Surviving are three sons Joseph S. (Judith) Crawford Jr. of Severna Park, Md., Francis (Deborah) Crawford of Holland, Pa. and Daniel (Lorraine) Crawford of Levittown, Pa.; daughter Katherine (Rick) Carr of Wilmot, Pa.; sister Sister Frances Katherine MSBT of Philadelphia, Pa.; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband and a son, James C. Crawford; a sister Mary Saring; and three brothers James Saring, Frank Saring and Joseph Saring.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, presiding. Interment will be in the Norconk Cemetery, Wilmot, Pa.  Friends may call at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa.  In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity, 3501 Solly Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19139. Towanda Daily Review – January 14, 2012

 

SCHRADER Patricia Jenkins

Surrounded by her family and those she loved so dearly, Patricia Jenkins, 76, of Oak Hill Coral Lane, Rome, Pa died Wednesday evening, January 4, 2012. Pat as she was affectionately known by her family and friends was born on November 6, 1935, in Windham Township, Pa., a daughter of the late Raymond and Pearl (Walburn) Schrader. She attended school in Rome and on December 29, 1953, she married Thomas Jenkins.  Pat will be lovingly missed by her husband of 58 years, Thomas Jenkins; her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David English; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sherry Jenkins; grandchildren, Matthew and Hunter Jenkins, Jason and Molly English, and John and Jenna English; her sister, Joanne Olmstead; brother and sister-in-law, James and Lula Schrader; sister-in-law, Retha Schrader; numerous nieces; nephews and their families also survive.  Pat was predeceased by her parents; brother-in-law, Stub Olmstead; brothers, Lee and Clifford Schrader; and sister and brother-in-law, Hilda and Lorton Blair.   A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Saturday, January 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of a life well lived will be held for Pat on Saturday, January 7th at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor C. Kenneth Crain, officiating.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Valley Youth Hunter Education Challenge Program, c/o Mrs. Nan Lowery, 1534 Front Street, Athens, Pa. 18810 or Windham Twp., Dept. 19, 39158 Route 187, Rome, 18837 in loving memory of Patricia Jenkins.   Sayre Morning Times – January 6, 2012

 

SMITH Demetri Jacob Smith

Infant son of Jonathan and Clara Smith of Rock Stream, NY, was brought into this world and departed on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. He is also survived by his loving brother, Vladimir Smith; maternal grandfather, John Hutchens of Dundee; paternal grandparents, David and Anita Smith of Watkins Glen; and aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Sarah Hutchens. Though your time with us was brief, the love you brought into our lives will always be remembered. A private graveside service was held at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Reading Center. Star Gazette – January 15, 2012  

 

SOUTHARD Darleen J. Southard

58, of Painted Post, NY went home to be with the Lord on January 2, 2012.  She was the daughter of Reverend Leland H. and Irma L. Southard of Corning, NY.  Darleen was a 1971 graduate of Corning-Painted Post East High School.  She was a special education teacher for many years at Cowansque, Williamson, and Warren Miller, school in PA.  She retired from teaching in June 2007.  Darleen was predeceased by her parents Leland and Irma Southard, brother, Floyd Lovejoy, sister, Betty Hall, sister, Carol Paul and brother, Harold Southard.  Darleen is survived by her siblings, Harry (Jean) Southard of Zephyrhills , FL , Caroline (Fred) Chandler of Corning, NY, Rebecca (Robert) Elliott Sr. of Painted Post, NY, Stephen (Joann) Southard of Millport, NY, Sheila Southard of Painted Post, NY, Esther (Robert) Hoose of Preble, NY, Thomas Southard of Painted Post, NY; Aunt Vera (Len) Tyler of Watkins Glen, NY; Brother-in-law, Kenneth Paul of Athens, PA; several nieces and nephews and many special friends in and around Covington, PA.  Darleen was a funny, loving and caring person who will be greatly missed by many.  She will forever hold a special place in our hearts and memories.  Family and friends will gather for a celebration of Darleen’s life on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at the Quackenbush Hill Baptist Church located at 4371 College Ave., Corning, NY 14830 .  Reverend Dan Barner presiding with dinner to follow.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.   Acly-Stover Funeral Home is handling arrangements.   Corning Leader – January 5, 2012  

 

SPIRAWK Joseph C. Spirawk

49, of Troy, entered into eternal life on Monday January 9, 2012 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy. Born in Elmira Heights he was the son of Carl D. Spirawk and the late Kathleen Bowers Spirawk. Upon completion of high school, Joe joined the U.S. Coast Guard where he served as a Diesel Engineer until his retirement. He was also the co-owner and operator of All Brand Appliances in South Troy where he enjoyed spending time joking with his customers and friends. In his off time Joe loved fishing, camping and most of all spending time with his family. In addition to his dad Carl he is survived by three loving daughters, Jodi (Henry) Zajac, Octavia Spirawk (Joseph Chalk), and Olivia Beligotti. He was the proud grandfather of Jason, Allison and Jocelyn Zajac and Isaac Chalk. He is also survived by his brothers, Thomas, Robert and Patrick Spirawk and sister, Michelle Marks, as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and his canine companion Sandy. Joe's family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the Doctors, nurses and staff of the Samaritan Hospital E.R. and I.C.U. Anyone wishing to make donations in Joe's memory may send contributions to the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society Oakland Ave. Menands, NY 12204. Memorial services for Joe will be held at a time to be announced. Arrangements by: Wm. Leahy Funeral Home, 336 3rd Street,Troy, NY.    Star Gazette – January 14, 2012 

 

SWACKHAMER Charles A. “Chub” Swackhamer

of Dimock, PA lost a lengthy battle with ALS on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at Northeast Hospice, Scranton. Born Jan. 4, 1950, he was the son of Adelia (Dee Hall), Dimock, and the late Charles W. Swackhamer, who predeceased him on June 14, 2011.  He is survived by his precious daughter, Shawn Lee; two loves of his life, his grandchildren, Haley Marie and Axel McNeice; a son-in-law, William McNeice of Auburn Four Corners, Meshoppen; sister, Sandra Newman of Montrose; a special cousin, J.T. Hall of Montrose and nieces and nephew. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Stacy Kaye in 1970; two brothers, Danny in 1998, David in 2003, and a brother-in-law, Michael Newman in 2004.  A graduate of Elk Lake High School, he was employed at Procter & Gamble prior to his illness. He was a very kind and caring father, grandfather, son, brother and friend, whose faith in God never wavered during his 40 years of illness. He loved his family and friends and was an avid hunter and fisherman, walking many miles through the woods following creek beds, deer paths, stonewalls and back roads.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Elk Lake Community Church with Pastors Charles Bishop and Brian Williams officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Humane Society or County Historical Society in Montrose. The family would like to thank the Clarks Summit State Hospital, Moses Taylor Hospital and Northeast Hospice for the tender loving care these past few years and the many caregivers in the years prior. We would also like to thank Pastors Charles Bishop and Brian Williams and Daniel K. Regan for their caring and kind services.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 12, 2012   

 

TEETSEL James P. Teetsel Sr.

age 66, of 1302 Lomery Rd. Meshoppen, Pa., died suddenly at his home in Auburn Twp., Susquehanna County, Pa. on Thursday Jan. 12, 2012.  Jim was born in Meshoppen, Pa. on Feb. 6, 1945, the son of the late James S. and Ida Steinrock Teetsel. Growing up, he spent most of his life in the Meshoppen area.   Jim was employed with PennDOT in Susquehanna County from 1966 until 1969, after which he was employed at Procter and Gamble in Mehoopany, Pa. in their wood yard, where he worked for 29 years, until March of 1997. In his spare time Jim enjoyed to hunt and fish, play cards, and just sit and watch old western movies.  He was a social member of the Gardner Warner Post 154 American Legion in Montrose, Pa., and also the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club.  Jim is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Dorothy A. Lasher, whom he married on Aug. 25, 1962. He is also survived by his son and his wife James P. and Catherine Teetsel Jr., of Meshoppen, Pa.; and a daughter and her husband, Debora and Robert Cudworth of Moosic, Pa.; and his grandchildren, David J. Teetsel and Carolyn T. Teetsel, both of Meshoppen, Pa.; Christy L. Cudworth and Diana L. Cudworth, both of Moosic, Pa. Also two sisters Mabel and Robert Vanderpool of Spring Lake, Pa. and Gloria "Toot" and Hallock Kissel of Durrell, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Phillip Teetsel in March 1992, and a brother Ken Teetsel in April 2006.   With abiding with the wishes of Jim, the Teetsel family would love to invite all of Jim's family and friends to a memorial luncheon, to be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2012 at the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, Pa.  In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial donations to the Renal Unit of the Tyler Memorial Hospital SR 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.  Towanda Daily Review – January 14, 2012

 

VanCAMPEN Roland Wilbur VanCampen

73, of Morris, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.   He was the husband of Lillian J. Dowling VanCampen whom he married Nov. 25, 1978. Roland was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Blossburg, the son of the late Lewis and Clara Young VanCampen.   He was a retired bridge construction foreman, lifetime member of the DAV and VFW, Liberty, and member of the Carpenter's Union, Pittsburgh. Roland loved working with wood, and was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean and VietNam conflicts.   Surviving are his wife, Lillian; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Alvin Brown, Wellsboro; step-sons, Ronald (Vicky) Erb, Harrisburg, Kenneth (Sharon) Erb, Ben Salem; Daniel Erb, Bristol, Russell (Tina) Erb, Ben Salem, Stephen (Regina) Erb, Morris; step-daughters, Kathleen (Terry) Rogers, Wellsboro, Barbara (Steven) Alexander, Morris, Thereasa (Michael) Miller, Levittown; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara VanCampen, Grand Rapids , Mich.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Roland was preceded in death by son, Scott VanCampen and step-son, Timothy J. Erb.   There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, with Rev. John Chmil officiating. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O.Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0201 or to Father Flanagan's Boys Home, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, Neb. 68210. Arrangements were handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a ""Life Celebration Home,"" 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – January 5, 2011

 

WAGNER Maria Williams

83, of LeRaysville, Pa., died at her home on Monday morning Jan. 16, 2012.  She was born on Nov. 20, 1928 in Geiselhoring Germany, and was raised by the Hans Wagner family.  Maria managed a Gasthaus, "Guest House," in Germany where she met and married John R. Williams Sr. on July 6, 1962 in Grafenwohr, Germany, where he was stationed with the U.S. Army until 1964 when they returned to the United States.  She was a loving wife and mother of 49 years. She cared for their family as John was deployed throughout the world as his Army career took him away from them for long periods of time.  Maria enjoyed traveling and sight-seeing, she loved raising their family and caring for her husband. She enjoyed gardening and being outdoors, and after their retirement, they worked beside each other building their home in LeRaysville area.  Maria is survived by her husband John Sr., at home; three children and spouses, Marina and Jim Harmon of Lakeworth, Fla., Nancy Williams of Meshoppen, Pa., and John R. and Rose Williams Jr.; three grandchildren, Jason and Carrie Harmon and John R. Williams III; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Donald J. and Cindy Williams; and niece Michelle.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Hans Wagner, and a sister, Gundl Neumeir.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the Memorial Hospital Hospice, One Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA 18848.    Towanda Daily Review – January 18, 2012     

 

WALKER Clifford Lee Walker

age 74, of Elkland, PA, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Clifford was born February 10, 1937 in Lock Haven, PA, a son of Joseph Roy and Martha (Weaver) Walker. He and his wife, Darla (Cashner) Walker, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 4th, 2011. Clifford was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.   Clifford is survived by his wife, Darla; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Margaret Walker of Flemington, PA, Jeffrey and Bonnie Walker of Elkland, PA; five grandchildren: Kelsey, Bradley, Amaya, Rylie, and Jude; a brother, Robert Walker of Woolrich, PA; a sister, Shirley Walker of Altoona, PA. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Richard, Verna, Harry, Harvey, Anna Mae, Bruce, Calvin, Betty Jane, and Ralph.   In keeping with Clifford’s wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17714. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.   Funeral home obituary – January 13, 2012   

 

WEIGEL Betty Jean Weigel Bennett

Wellington, AL: Memorial services for Betty Jean Weigel Bennett, 64, formerly of Horseheads, NY, are Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Greenbrier Road Baptist Church in Anniston. Mrs. Bennett died January 6, 2012 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Alabama. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Don Bennett, formerly of North Chemung, NY; four children, John Miller, Tina Miller, Kenny Miller and Doug Bennett, and a stepson, Tim Bennett, all of Calhoun County; five step-children out of state; 33 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; six brothers and two sisters. She was preceded in death by one sister.   Star Gazette – January 12, 2012 

 

WILKINS David J Wilkins

48, died unexpectedly on Friday January 13, 2012. He was born in the Town of Urbana on May 26, 1963 the son of F. Richard Wilkins and Marie P Wilkins.  He received a Bachelor’s degree from Hobart College in 1985. He worked at Ithaca College as Director of Ithaca Fund, the College’s annual giving program. Prior to working at Ithaca College, David worked at Elmira College and had a distinguished career in National Sales and Marketing. He entered the sales field with Proctor and Gamble in 1985 and went on to hold senior positions at Polaroid and Sunbeam. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He was an avid reader and writer, and engaged an active hobby as a screenwriter. He was predeceased by his father F. Richard Wilkins on July 8, 1988.  He is survived by his loving wife Amy Wilkins of Elmira, NY; mother Marie P. Wilkins of Penn Yan, NY; his sons and daughters - Daniel  and Susanna Wilkins of California and Ryan, Nick and Holly Goetz of Elmira, NY; two brothers Richard (Susan) Wilkins of Pittsford, NY and Christopher (Jill) Wilkins of Pittsford, NY and a sister Susan (Kevin) Denny of Buffalo, NY, along with many nieces, nephews and a grandchild. Calling hours are being observed on Friday January 20, 2012 from 9:00am to 11:00 am at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church Penn Yan, NY, with his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am with Father Stan Kacprzak, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Autism Speaks.  Arrangements are being handled by the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath, NY.  Corning Leader – January 17, 2012 

 

WOOD Frank G. Wood

49, of Odessa, NY, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 15, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Teresa; beloved children, Kara, Frank A. and Kacie Wood, all of home; parents, Frank G. Wood, Sr. and wife Linda of Lynchburg, VA; mother, Bonnie Covington of Trumansburg; 2 brothers, Floyd "Woody" (Patricia) Wood of VA, Filip (Megan) Wood of VA, 6 sisters, Mishel Powell of VA, Stefani (David) Tucker of VA, Helena Childress of VA; Jesicalyn (Randy) Byars of VA; Meggin (Jason) Pitcher of Trumansburg, and Yvonne (Don) Price of VA; brothers-in-law, Tracey (Karen) Cole of Beaver Dams, and James Cole of Odessa; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alex and Marjorie Cole of Watkins Glen; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday (Jan. 19th) from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 10:00am at the funeral home; Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon officiating; burial at the Union Cemetery of Hector in Burdett. Frank worked at Borg-Warner of Ithaca for 29 years, and was currently the Safety and Security Manager. Frank was a very devoted family man. His greatest pleasure in life was doing things with his children and being involved in every aspect of their lives. He was also a loving, compassionate husband who will be greatly missed. He was always there for us, and always will be forever and always. We love you. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Odessa Fire Dept., 300 E Main St , Odessa, NY 14869; or Schuyler Ambulance, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.     Star Gazette – January 17, 2012

 

 

 

? Theresa Mary Haven

Died Thursday, December 22nd, 2011. She was born July 20th, 1927 in Elmira, NY. Survivors include her four children, Mary, Deb, Peter, Randy, nine grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. Theresa was a sweet loving mother always in service to her family and community. She loved working in her yard and always appreciated the beauty in God's creation all around her. She inspired a sense of care and nurturing that can be seen even in her grandchildren today. The work of the Lord was complete in her. We will all miss her dearly. Services were held privately. Those wishing may make memorials in Theresa M. Haven's name to the Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14901.   Star Gazette – January 8, 2012    Star Gazette – January 8, 2012 

 

? Rosemarie Kappel

77, of Blossburg, died Jan. 3, 2012.  She was born Jan. 18, 1934, in Abington.  Rosemarie is survived by her children, Jack Hall, Rick Hall, Donna Kappel, Theresa Azar, Joe Kappel and Rosemarie Rosado; sisters, Genevieve Lau and Carleen Jones; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Saturday, Jan. 7, from 2 to 3 p.m. Memorial services will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Robert Martin officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – January 6, 2012 

 

? Ora Pike

67, of Montour Falls, died peacefully at home on Sunday, January 15, 2012. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Wendall; children, Rose (Steven) Liszka of Watkins Glen, Mickey Pike of Rochester, Wayne (Therri) Pike of Wisconsin, Frederick Pike (Diane Pfleegor) of Rochester, Roger Pike (Debra Pike) of Prattsburg; brothers-in-law, Norman (Mary) Pike of Hornell, Francis (Karen) Pike of Russell; special granddaughters, Jennifer and Clarissa Pike; 13 additional grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday (Jan. 18th) from 2pm-4pm; with a memorial service following at 4:00pm.      Star Gazette – January 17, 2012   

 

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