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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

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Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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

 

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

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


 

BATON Troy Scott Baton

age 31, of New Albany, Pa., died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Driscoll Pond in Elkland Township as a result of an accidental drowning.  Troy was born Oct. 24, 1980 in Passaic, N.J. a son of George D. Baton Jr. and Linda Ann Hallabuk Baton. He attended Sullivan County schools and has been employed in the forestry business for the past twelve years. He was formerly employed by Lewis Lumber Co, Spako Tree Service and was currently working for Asplundh Tree Expert Company for the past three years.  Troy was a devoted father and enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his children. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and driving his motorcycle. He also loved to cook and bake.  Surviving are his fiancé, Kimberly Burke at home; three daughters Trinity Jordan McCoy Kipp of Benton, and Jocelyn Renee Baton and Bianka Lynn Bennett at home; parents: George D Baton, Jr. of Mt. Joy and Linda Baton of Dushore; two brothers, George D Baton III of Dushore and John R. and (Ember ) Baton or Lopez; and several aunts and uncles and cousins.  A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and will followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, presiding. Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul's Byzantine Cemetery, Lopez, Pa.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review – March 22, 2012   

 

BAUMAN William B. Bauman

52, of Watkins Glen died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Beechtree Care Center, Ithaca, following a long illness.  According to Bill's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A Celebration of Life is being planned by family members at a date and location to be determined. Bill was born July 5, 1959 to Oakley and Margaret Bauman. He was a 1977 graduate of Watkins Glen High School and a 1981 graduate of Cornell University. He was a well-known area photographer, with experience in covering Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR racing. He had been in charge of photography for Watkins Glen International on race weekends for several years. Bill was predeceased by his sister, Susan, and his father, Oakley. He is survived by his mother, Margaret, of Watkins Glen; three brothers, Richard of Elmira, Steven (Gail) of Ithaca, and Patrick (Melissa) of Watkins Glen; a brother-in-law, Charles Haeffner of Odessa; a niece, Elizabeth Bauman Chase; nephews Christopher Bauman, Jonathan Haeffner and David Haeffner; and many friends. Bill had many passions in life, including golf, auto racing, music, photography, food, beers, wines, and dining with friends.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Bill Bauman Photo Camp, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 323 Owego St., Montour Falls, NY 14865.  Odessa File -  March 22, 2012  

 

BESLEY Ruth A. (Besley) Johnson

Formerly of Pine City, NY and most recently of Ilion, NY, died Friday, March 9, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born in Elmira on July 2, 1927, the daughter of the late Stephen and Augusta (Slocum) Besley. She was raised and educated in Elmira. She was a devoted wife to David J. Johnson for 36 years until his passing. Ruth prided herself on raising and enjoying her family. She was of the Methodist faith. She is survived by her son, Stephen Strope; daughters Sharon Cummings and Joan DiMaggio; grandchildren Kristen, Heather, Joshua, Ann, John, Stephen, Thomas, Stephanie; and 12 great grandchildren. Her Memorial Service will be held at the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave. at 2 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 30. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church.   Star Gazette – March 26, 2012  

 

BOMBOY Sandra J. “Mimi” Prebula

77, of Montrose, formerly of Birchardville, PA died Monday, March 19, 2012 at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose. Born Aug. 24, 1934 in Vestal, NY, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Dorothy [Graham] Bomboy.  She loved playing bingo, dancing, gardening and sitting on her front porch. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and Phillip D. Stetson of Little Meadows, Ella Krawecki and fiancé, Joseph Sobiech of Apalachin, NY, Monica and Michael Redding of Brackney; sons and daughters-in-law, Graydon Timothy and Betty Bomboy of Monroeton, Chris and Bette Bomboy of Conklin, NY, Bradley and Joanne Prebula of Shady Side, MD, Patrick and Brenda Prebula of Billingsley, AL; 28 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Joyce Fitzgerald of Vestal, NY, Fayne and Donald Smales of Springville; brothers and sisters-inlaw, Dale and Carol Bomboy of Middletown Township, Galen and Carole Bomboy of Tunkhannock; sister in-law, Kathy Bomboy of Endicott, NY; stepdaughters, Darlene Gould, Dana Teed, Debbie Lamen, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her significant other, Duane Schell; granddaughter, Mickala Redding; sisters, Christine Jones and Marcia Szabo and brother, Elden “Buzzy” Bomboy. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 65 E. Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 22, 2012  

 

BROWN Garry D. Brown

M.D., age 62, died at Wesley Hospital, Wichita, KS on March 23, 2012 after a short illness. Garry was born May 12, 1949 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY to parents George and Lillian Brown (Lillian predeceased Garry in 1990). Garry is survived by his father, George A. Brown, Watkins Glen, NY; brother, Collins G. Brown (Sandra), Elmira, NY; and niece, Stacy B. Husted (Joel), Montour Falls, NY. Garry graduated from Odessa-Montour Central School in 1967, going on to receive his B.S. Degree from Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY in 1971 and Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1975, becoming a doctor with a special interest in pathology. Memorial services are planned for later in the spring. Burial will take place in the Montour Falls Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vedder and Scott, Inc. Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. Star Gazette – March 29, 2012 

 

BRUNO Peter F. Bruno, Sr.

died at his home on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Mr. Bruno is survived by his wife, Carol Fraim Bruno; children, Carol McDowell of Montour Falls, NY with her two daughters, Frank Bruno of Montour Falls, NY, Lisa & Brian Rhoads of Burdett, NY and their two daughters, Dawn Vincent of Montour Falls, NY and her two daughters, Peter Bruno Jr. of Horseheads, NY and his two daughters and one son; along with one great-granddaughter. Mr. Bruno was predeceased by his parents, Francis Bruno and Carmella Messina Bruno. Mr. Bruno was a cook by trade and was employed at Cornell University and Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, March 23, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Bible Baptist Fellowship, County Route 14, Alpine, NY at 1 p.m. The Rev. Bruce Varner will officiate.  Star Gazette – March 22, 2012 

 

CAMPBELL Louise C. Towner

died Monday, March 19, 2012 at Noyes Memorial Hospital, following a short illness; slightly over one week after celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born on March 10, 1922 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of James P. and Lula Belle (Brewer) Campbell. Louise and her parents operated a “Tea Room” restaurant from their home in the Avoca/Wallace area at one time. Louise and her husband Don owned and operated a small family dairy farm in Cohocton for many years with their son, Ronald. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased her brother, Raymond Campbell. She was a member of the Wallace Methodist Church until its dissolution. Louise volunteered many hours at the Lighthouse Pantry serving the community until her health forced her to step down. She is still remembered for her recipes used at the Church suppers. Louise’s kindness and concern for others is a trait fondly remembered. Her unconditional love for her family and the joy she received from being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren cannot be measured. Known for her love of Lottery scratch-offs & playing Bingo, she was often teased for her “winning” ways. Sharp and competitive, Louise enjoyed game shows like “Jeopardy”, “Price is Right”, and “Wheel of Fortune” and a Saturday night did not go by without the entertainment of “Lawrence Welk”.  In the early 1950’s, WHAM Radio hosted a game show panel contest called “Cinderella Weekend”. This was a game show take-off popular on television and radio in at the time. Louise was always confident in her ability for quick recall and entered the contest. She competed in Rochester against other area contestants and was “crowned” Cinderella in a process of elimination rounds and was awarded a weekend of sightseeing and entertainment in New York City. Louise was an ardent Baseball fan and enjoyed watching the games on television. In recent years, Louise and Don were regulars at local restaurants, enjoying the company of their many friends. They made friends wherever they roamed. Louise and Don made the “City” of Wallace their home throughout their married life.  Louise is survived by her husband of 72 yrs., Donald; her son, Ronnie (Jane); her grandchildren, Rick (Christine) Towner, Ronda (Steve) Sick and Ryan (Meredith) Towner; her great-grandchildren, Scott & Samantha Towner, Brianna Louise and Bradley Sick, and Dylan Towner and her special Grandpups, “Sugar and Meg”. Per Louise’s wishes, there will be a private viewing and service for her family; held at their convenience at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home in Wayland, with Rev. Verne Schattner officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Louise’s name may be made to the Cohocton Historical Society, the Cohocton Ambulance Corp., or a charity of one’s choice.  Corning Leader – March 21, 2012

 

COLLINS Alice MaDonna Collins Jennings

age 89, of 8674 SR6 Meshoppen, died Tuesday morning, March 27, 2012 peacefully at her daughters home surrounded by her loving family by her side. She was born Sept. 19, 1922 the daughter of the late Lewis and MaryLou Cain Collins. Alice graduated from Wyalusing High School class of 1940.  Alice was a dedicated homemaker and housewife for her five children and late husband, LaVerne H. Jennings, who died October 1987. She loved cooking and baking especially for her family. She also loved her Irish heritage. She took great pleasure in going to yard sales and having yard sales of her own. She enjoyed reading the newspapers. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.  Alice is survived by her children Mary Ellen Madigan of Tunkhannock, Ed Jennings and his wife Vida of Stowell, Ann Clark and her husband Jeff of Lake Winola, and Christine Jennings Reese of Meshoppen. She is survived by her grandchildren Kim, Ronnie, Kellie, Megan, Danny, Elissa, Christopher, Patrick, Nicholas, Jessica, and John; great grandchildren Marisa, Kyle, Ryan, MacKenzie, Ben, Mia, Logan, Caden, Kaylen, and Gabriella; sisters Delores Cullen and her husband John of Buffalo, N.Y. and Margaret Kintner of Tunkhannock; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, and great nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Jennings, grandson Casey Jennings, son-in-law Frederick Reese, sister and brother-in-law Helen and Eugene Yonchuck, and brother-in-law William Kintner.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Meshoppen with Father Joseph Manarchuck of the church officiating. Interment will be at the St. Anthony's Cemetery in Stowell. Family and friends may call at the church at 9 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make contributions may do so to St. Anthony's Cemetery Association, c/o Edward Jennings, 141 SR 4002, Laceyville, PA 18623.    Towanda Daily Review – March 28, 2012 

 

COLLINS Percy E. Collins

89 of Dade City, Fla. died March 14, 2012 in Dade City. He was born Jan. 29, 1923, in Crooked Creek, Pa. to Ray and Mabel (Carpenter) Collins. He worked for GTE Chemical Metallurgical factory as a laborer.  Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Lorraine Collins of Dade City, Fla.; a son, William R. Collins of Williamsport, Pa.; two daughters, Peggy Lee Collins and Linda K. Welch both of Dade City, Fla.; three grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.  Towanda Daily Review – March 23, 2012  

 

COPP Eleanor A. "Mac" Lee

65, of Millerton, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was born June 1, 1946, in Wellsboro, the daughter of Lawrence and Ethel Eleanora Copp.  Eleanor had been employed at Paper Magic in Troy, and at Trayer in Elmira, N.Y.  She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Walter; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Jolee Lee of Millerton; a grandson, Jeffrey; a brother, George Copp of Mansfield; and a sister, Norma Kilmer of Troy. She was predeceased by her brother, Lawrence Copp.  Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Friday, March 30, from 5 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Friday at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Jennifer Wolf officiating.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 28, 2012  

 

DEVONALD Eunice Naomi Devonald Smith

age 97, died March 28, 2012. Eunice was born January 31, 1915 in Orange, NJ. She was the youngest child of nine children to Frederick Charles Devonald and Julia Gertrude Miller Devonald. Frederick and Julia had met when both worked for Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park, NJ laboratory. Eunice married Alden Harold Smith of Hackettstown, NJ on June 23, 1945 at The Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Stewartsville, NJ. Eunice and Alden lived in the Hackettstown, NJ area from their wedding date to 1951 when they moved to Asbury, NJ. In 1966 Eunice, Alden and their five children moved to Beaver Dams, NY. Eunice worked for the FBI before her marriage. She taught at the Elmira Business Institute; she substitute taught in both NJ and NY. Eunice was involved with the NJ PTA (Parent Teachers Association), served on the Catlin, NY township planning board and was a member of the township historical society. Eunice also volunteered at the Steele Memorial Library. Interests for Eunice included reading, crafts, flowers and a much-loved chair caning class. Eunice was preceded in death by son, Devonald Smith, in 2001; husband, Alden in 2010; and her Devonald siblings, Florence, Edwin, Frank, Margaret, William, Oliver, Ida and Stanley. Surviving Eunice are sons Peter Smith and Martin Smith of Beaver Dams, NY; daughters June (Keith) Williams of Wyalusing, PA, Penelope (Ralph) Charlier of Corning, NY; step grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the SPCA, a library or hospice. Arrangements are under the care of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – March 30, 2012    

 

DODGE Rebecca M. Wilson

age 67 of 743 Hibbard Road Horseheads, NY died unexpectedly on Sunday June 6, 2004. Rebecca was born December 31, 1936 in Galesburg, Illinois the daughter of the late Philip and Frankie Kerns Dodge. She was a graduate of Gem City Business College in Quincy, Illinois. Rebecca married her husband, Dr. Boyd O. Wilson, on June 15, 1963 and they would have celebrated their 41st Wedding Anniversary on June 15, 2004. She had been very active in The League of Women Voters, The Medical Auxiliary of Arnot Ogden Medical Center, and was an Ombudsman for the Elderly. Rebecca enjoyed nature's beauty and particularly bird-watching. She also appreciated music and loved attending performances at The Clemens Center in Elmira and The Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, NY. Rebecca is survived by her loving husband Dr. Boyd O. Wilson; her beloved children: Amy L. Wilson of Chicago, Illinois and Seth P. & Jennifer Wilson of Exeter, Rhode Island; sister: Marjorie Green of Hampton, Illinois; brother and sister-in-law: John & Mary Dodge of Pryor, Oklahoma; uncle: Dwight Kerns of Independence, MO; several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk–Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Thursday June 10, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Rebecca's Funeral Services will be held at The First Presbyterian Church of Elmira Rambler Road & West Clinton Street on Friday June 11, 2004 at 10 AM. The Rev. Betsy R. Crimmins will officiate. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Wilson through memorials to The Les Turner ALS Foundation, 8142 North Lawndale St., Skokie, Illinois, 60076, The Clemens Center Clemens Center Parkway & West Gray Street Elmira, NY 14901, or The Tri-Cities Opera Angel Fund 315 Clinton Street Binghamton, NY 13905.    Star Gazette – June 8, 2004       

 

DONALDSON Madeline T. Donaldson,

of Glendale, Ariz., died peacefully on December 11, 2011, with her brother Thomas at her side.  Madeline was born on March 26, 1930, in Nanty Glo, Pa., a daughter of the late of John W. Donaldson and Mary (Baldwin) Donaldson, of Nichols, N.Y.  She was predeceased by brothers and sisters, John and James Donaldson, Agnes Deretz, Esther (Miller) Peterson, and MaryJane Goodenough; and nephews Robert Goodenough and Craig Donaldson.  Madeline is survived by brother, Thomas Donaldson, Kennewick, Wash.; nephews and nieces, Vickie (Deretz) French, Dwight and Dwayne Deretz, William and John Miller, Barbara (Miller) Westfall, Patricia (Miller) Wood, Diane (Donaldson) Stephens, Connie (Goodenough) Fedorowicz, John Neal Donaldson; brother-in-law Harvey Goodenough; and long-time companions, Jan Logan and Laura Miller. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for Madeline on Monday, March 26, 2012.  Sayre Morning Times – March 24, 2012  

 

DUNLAVEY Catherine Loretta McCarty

Horseheads: Age 80, died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Elcor Health Services. Loretta was born in Elmira, daughter of the late John and Catherine (Casey) Dunlavey. She was predeceased by daughters, Mary Jo Brinthaupt and Michele McCarty. Loretta is survived by her husband of 60 years, Harry A. McCarty; daughter Lu Ann McCarty of Horseheads; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon J. and Thomas Fitzsimmons of Rochester, NY, Patricia L. and Greg Lawrence of Orefield, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Margaret Dunlavey of Leister, NY; grandchildren, Brian Brinthaupt, Amy, Lisa, and Colleen Fitzsimmons; along with several nieces and nephews. At the request of her family there will be private services. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – March 20, 2012

 

EGLER Cheryl A. Criswell

Cheryl A. Criswell, 58, of Galeton, PA, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport, PA.   Born September 25, 1953, in Wellsboro, PA, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (Evans) Egler. Cheryl graduated from Galeton High School in 1972 and was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant at Hickory House in Honey Brook, PA.  Surviving are a daughter, Stacy (Eric) Mendenhall, Narvon, PA; two grandchildren, Paige and Cole Mendenhall, Narvon; a brother, Robert Egler, Galeton; a sister, Karen (Ben) Hall, Wellsboro; and a niece, Kristen Hauser. 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.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise - March 27, 2012

 

ELLIS James L. “Big Jim” Ellis

69, of South Waverly, died on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at his home. He was born on October 20, 1942 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Charles Frederick and Agnus Chamberlain Ellis.  James served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. Following his discharge from the U.S. Army, he was a self-employed truck driver for over 35 years. He loved to ride his motorcycle.  He is predeceased by his sister Margaret Forrest, April 2007.  James is survived by his wife of 23 years, Pamela, at home, daughters Lori Masters (Jay Lefchek), Karen (Mitchell) Johnson, and Jennile (Brian) Ernest, sons James E. Ellis, and Michael P. Ellis, stepson Joseph (Christa) Alliger, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, brothers LaVerne (Roberta) Ellis, and Charles (Rose) Ellis, mother-in-law BettyLou Orshal, brother-in-law James (Beverly) Orshal, sister-in-law Peggy (Steve) Merritt, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family are invited to stop at the family home at 344 1/2 Fulton Street, South Waverly, Pa., at any time to offer their condolences to the family. At James’ request, there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in James’s memory to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Sayre Morning Times – March 24, 2012 

 

FRANK Louis John Frank

82, husband of Ann Mott Frank, of 16 Beasley Dr., died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Rainey Hospice House.  Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Louis John Joseph Moser and Florence Frank. He was of the Lutheran Faith, and was a retired General Contractor. He was a former fire chief in East Brentwood, N.Y. He was past master of the Taylors Lodge No. 345 A.&F.M and a former member of the Hejaz Marching Unit.  Surviving are his wife of the home; two sons, Richard C. Mott and wife Kim of Taylors and William H. Mott and wife Judy of Honea Path; a daughter, Suzan Place and husband Ken of Easley; six grandchildren, Mary Beth Mott, Jason Place, Kathryn Place Boling and husband Chris, Michael Mott, Brandon Mott, and Christopher Mott, and a great- grandchild, Asher Boling. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Moody officiating. The family is at the home, and will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday at Pruitt Funeral Home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Rainey Hospice House, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. or to the American Lung Association , 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.    Towanda Daily Review – March 22, 2012

 

GIAMBRONE Mary A. Graham

Mary A. Graham, 94, of Corning, died Monday, March 19, 2012 with her loving family at her side.  Mary was born February 13, 1918 the daughter of Francis and Angelina (Messina) Giambrone.  She married Leo E. Graham April 26,1941 who predeceased her January 1, 2009.  Mary was an Inspector for Corning Glass Works, a member of All Saints Parish and played golf up to her late eighties.  She is survived by her son Michael (Teresa) Graham of Corning; daughter Patricia (Charles) Murphy of Manchester Center, VT.; grandson, James (Laura) Murphy of Montpelier, VT.; granddaughter, Cheryl (Jonathan) Brownell of Vergennes, VT.; great grandchildren, Lathrop and Guinevere Brownell and Luke and Fiona Murphy; sister-in-law’s Margaret Louise Kosty and Eleanor Kane Giambrone; several nieces and nephews. Also, many golfing and bingo buddies.  She was predeceased by brothers,; Myron, Samuel and Peter Giambrone.; sisters Catherine DiLaura and Carmella Howland.  There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Corning with the Rev. Lewis Brown Officiating. Committal prayers and Internment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning.  Those wishing may make memorial donations to: All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY 14830. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  Corning Leader - March 21, 2012   

 

GRABOWSKI Carol L. Bocanelli

62, formerly of Elmira, died suddenly on March 14, 2012 at her home. Carol was born Aug. 12, 1949 in Elmira, the daughter of Walter and Francis Grabowski. She was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and recieved an associate's degree in graphic arts from Community College of the Finger Lakes. She enjoyed writing and art. She is survived by; three children, Dominic Bocanelli Jr., Cesare Bocanelli, and Monica Marie (Douglas) Smith; granddaughter, Anna Marie Bocanelli; mother, Francis Ryan; stepmother, Mary Anna Grabowski; three sisters, Rita Letts, Mary Jo Lichterman, and Katrina Lublin; brother, Walter Grabowski; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call Tuesday, March 20 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Halsted-Patrick Funeral Home, 19 N. Main St., Manchester, NY. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 21 at 11am at Anchor Christian Church, 375 Beaver Road, Rochester, NY.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol's memory can be made to Anchor Christian Church, #375 Beaver Road, Rochester, NY 14624.  Star Gazette – March 20, 2012    

 

HAMMOND Janet R. Hammond

75, of 8710 County Route 70, died early Sunday morning (March 25, 2012) at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath. Born in Elkland, Pa on Feb. 23, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Arbutus Bliss Hammond. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her two granddaughters, Melissa and Stacey; and her two sisters and two brothers. Janet was employed in the housekeeping department of St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell before her retirement. Her family includes her husband, Victor, who she married in Wallace in 1955; her 10 children, Mary (Doug) Erickson, Victor (Brooke) Hammond, Jr., Judy Dunaway, Jeffrey (Brandy) Hammond, Brenda (Jim) Kirkum, Raymond (Anastasia) Hammond, Allan Hammond, Gary (Michelle) Hammond, Gerald (Missy) Hammond, and Amy (Will) Nunn; also a “barn full” of grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brother, Harry (Ella) Baker; also several half-sisters and one half-brother; as well as several nieces and nephews and special friends, Fred Zeh and Pam (Don) Hammond.  Calling hours are from 6-8 p.m. today (Wednesday) and 12-2 p.m. Thursday at the Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca, where a funeral service will be held following calling hours at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Daniel Pickering officiating. Committal services and interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery, Avoca.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Wallace Volunteer Fire Dept., 9087 State Route 415, Avoca, N.Y. 14809.   Corning Leader – March 28, 2012M 

 

HARTL Douglas “Pooch” Hartl

65, died at home on Thursday, March 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Weld) Hartl; his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew Hartl and Kelly Diemond; his daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Douglas Barnes; and his three grandchildren,  Marisa, Jason and Ryan.  Doug was born in Rochester, N.Y., on September 12, 1946, the son of the late Louis and Beulah (Emerick) Hartl. He loved boating and fishing on Cayuga Lake and also enjoyed growing and tending his tremendous vegetable gardens over the years. Doug was an avid fan of NASCAR and Tony Stewart. Also, as a major supporter of Little League, he was instrumental in bringing Little League to Nichols leading to the dedication of the ball field at Kirby Park in his name. Above all, Doug loved his family and especially cherished his grandchildren.  In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Doug to NASCAR’s Victory Junction Gang, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317 or Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892.  Sayre Morning Times – March 23, 2012  

 

HENNIGAN David Hennigan

55, of Broken Arrow, Okla., formerly of Williamsport, died on March 8, 2012.  Born Dec. 18, 1956 in Williamsport, he was a son of Jay E. and Patricia A. Hennigan of LeRaysville.  David, a 1975 graduate of Williamsport High School, leaves behind his wife Tami and three children: Rebecca, James and Joshua all of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two sisters Sharon D. Gordon (husband William), Debra J. Fairchild (husband Timothy); his brother Vincent J. Hennigan (devoted friend Frances Haskins) of Loveland, Colo.; and with many nieces and nephews.  Dave worked for an aircraft sheet metal fabricating company in Tulsa, Okla. for many years and plied his craft faithfully and with skill. Visitation will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Friday March 23, 2012 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, Pa. A memorial service with devotions led by Timothy Fairchild will begin at 4 p.m.  Towanda Daily Review – March 20, 2012    

 

HOPPER Jacklyn Colunio

age 62, of Montour Falls, NY died Wednesday, March 25, 2012. Jacklyn is survived by her husband, John Colunio; her children: Christine Munson, John Colunio Jr. and Michele Ann Colunio; grandchildren: Alicia, Ashley, Amber, Nicholas, Dylan, Nicole and Dominic, great grandchildren: Patsy, Katie, Jeremiah, Bubby and Isaac; sisters, Nancy Laughlin, Linda Wire, Deborah Hopper; and brother, Albert Hopper Jr., Aunt Esther Comfort and godson Brian Vandyke. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 4PM to 6PM. Memorial service to immediately follow.   Star Gazette – March 28, 2012    

 

HUGHES Gerald "Jerry" Hughes

formerly of Tioga, recently died at his home in Pinellas Park, Fla.  Jerry was the son of Monica and Harvey Hughes. He attended and graduated from the Tioga School. Jerry served with the U.S. Marines and later worked for Abraham Aerial Survey out of Lansing, Mich. He traveled all over the eastern states and surveyed in Niagara Falls, Mackinaw Island and the Tioga Dam areas. Jerry met his wife, Lanora and married in 1972 in Bloomington, Ill. He moved to Florida 37 years ago and worked for over 30 years in sales with the Economy Plumbing Company. Jerry enjoyed watching the Tampa Bay Buck football, Tampa Bay Rays baseball and barbecuing chickens. In addition to his wife, Lanora, he is survived by his two children, Kevin Hughes of Largo, Fla., Tanya Donalson of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Martha Lamoni of Florida and Kathy Watts of Lawrenceville.  Jerry's final resting place will be in the VA Cemetery, Bay Pines, Fla. with full military honors.   Wellsboro Gazette – March 28, 2012   

 

HURLEY Dale W. Hurley

Rochester: Formerly of Elmira on March 12, 2012 at age 78. Predeceased by his parents, Richard & Mabel Chaapel Hurley. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ross Hurley; brothers, Ted (Shirley) Hurley of NC & Stan (Kathy) Hurley of FL; brother-in-law, Charles (Mannie) Ross of OH; aunt, Shirley Ross; also nieces & nephews, & many dear friends. Dale was a US Army veteran & a Lawyers Publishing Coop retiree. The family will receive friends MONDAY from 6-8 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 495 N. Winton Rd., (between Browncroft & Humboldt). Funeral Service TUESDAY 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For those wishing, please consider honoring Dale with a donation to The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm (99 Victor Rd., Fairport 14450) or the Sisters of Mercy (1437 Blossom Rd., Rochester 14610). Star Gazette – March 20, 2012

 

JOHNSON Elnora Ransom Knauer

92, of Coudersport, PA, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  Born September 3, 1919, in Bingham Township, PA, she was the daughter of Rufus and Helen Shutt Johnson.  She attended the country school in Ischua, NY and graduated from Lewisville Vocational High School in Ulysses in 1937.  She was employed at the Anchor Toy Factory in Coudersport, Cooper-Slide in Genesee, furniture manufacturer in Canisteo, NY, Mapes Woodworking in Whitesville, NY, and worked as a caregiver for many area residents.  Elnora attended the First Baptist Church in Roulette and more recently the Bingham Center Bible Church.  She was a member of the West Bingham Grange and the Coudersport Senior Center.  Surviving are:  three sons, Eugene (Patricia) Ransom of Conesus, NY, Robert (Paula) Ransom of Whitesville, NY, and Dale (Georgia) Ransom of Genesee, PA;  17 grandchildren;  many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren;  and 12 step-children.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Howard E. Ransom in 1959;  her second husband, George Knauer, Sr. in 1984;  a daughter-in-law, Carol Ransom;  three brothers, Daniel Johnson, Donald Johnson, and Arthur Eugene Johnson;  two sisters, Mary Springer and Helen Mae Burrous;  and three step-children.  Friends may call Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM.  Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate.  Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bingham Center Bible Church or the Coudersport Senior Center, Coudersport, PA 16915.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – March 23, 2012  

 

JONES Betty Barnes (Jones)

88, Horseheads, NY, died 03-15-2012.  Arrangements: Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Tuscaloosa, AL.  Star Gazette – March 17, 2012

 

KAPLAN Jerome

Elmira: Age 66, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jerry was born May 1, 1945, in Elmira, the son of the late Barnett and Ada (Schayer) Kaplan. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years Cheryl Billy Kaplan; son Connor J. Kaplan of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Bilha Kaplan of West Hartford, CT; sister-in-law, Lori Billy-Marnell, with husband Mike, of Sylvan Beach, NY; cousins, Dr. David Kaplan of Albany, NY, and Ellen Kaplan Gordon of Allentown, PA; along with extended family, Joe, Fran, and Morgan Cerio. Jerry received his Bachelor's Degree from Syracuse University. He continued his education, receiving a Masters of Geography Degree from the University of Nebraska and a Masters of Education Degree from Elmira College. Jerry was a Chemung County Probation Officer, before going to work as a Corrections Counselor at Elmira Correctional Facility. Upon the opening of the Southport Correctional Facility, Jerry went to work there, retiring in 2001. He was an avid Syracuse University football and basketball fan. Jerry also followed the University of Nebraska football, the New York Giants, and the San Francisco Giants. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Private interment.  Star Gazette – March 21, 2012   

 

KESSLER Carl C.

67, of Park St., Benton died in the Bloomsburg Hospital Jan. 24, 1978. He was born in Jordan Township, Lycoming County, and his parents were the late Wilbur and Edith Charles Kessler. Mr. Kessler was self-employed as a trucker from 1937 to 1974 when he retired. He was the Mayor of Benton since Jan. 3, 1978.  He was a member of Benton Lodge 667F and AM, which held memorial services; the Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg; the Benton Park Commission, the Benton Fire Co. and the Mountain Laurel Winnies. He and his wife, the former Helen P. Long, celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary July 27, 1977.  Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three children, Mrs. John W. (Gladys) Funk, Mountain Home, V. Blaine Long, Benton, and Mrs. Larry (Ruth Ann) Beagle, Almedia. Seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Doyle (Helen) Puderbaugh, Picture Rocks; Mrs. Roy (Ruth) Green Benton; two brothers; Graden Pickiney, Michigan and Oden Whitmore, Lake Michigan.  Funeral services were held at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., with the Rev. Edgar R. Baker pastor of the Muncy Valley United Methodist charge officiating. Burial was in Benton Cemetery. 

 

KING Betty L. Zebrowski

Of Big Flats, NY, died March 20, 2012 in Tampa, FL. Betty was born November 3, 1928 in Rossiter, PA, a daughter of the late Cyril and Luella Stevens King. Betty is survived by her husband of 66 years, Walter S. Zebrowski; children, Terry Boyce of Syracuse, NY, Paula Zebrowski of Phenonix, NY and Brian (Amy) Zebrowski of Tampa, FL. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, March 29, 2012, from 2PM - 4PM and 7PM - 9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Friday, March 30, 2012 at 9:30AM with Fr. Christopher Linsler. Betty will be laid to rest in St. Stanislaus R.C. Cemetery in Buffalo, NY immediately following.  Star Gazette – March 24, 2012  

 

KOCH Harriet H. Donovan

96, of 301 Colonial Terrace, Towanda, Pa., died March 18, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda, Pa.  Harriet was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Jan. 23, 1916, a daughter of John and Mable Farmer Koch. In early years, Harriet was employed by the U.S. Department of the Navy in New York and later worked at several restaurants in New York City. She enjoyed collecting angels.  She is survived by many nieces and nephews whom she adored; a special niece, Dolly Bowen of Stockton, N.J.; dear friends, Sharon Wilson and Sonia Huff both of Towanda.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Patrick Donovan on Jan. 25, 2002 and sisters Ruth Cowburn, Irene Greene and Jean Oglesby.  In abiding with Harriet's request there will be no services.  Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.  Contributions in Harriet's memory may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – March 29, 2012

 

KONISZEWSKI Mrs. Stella T. Hebda

93, of Stevensville, PA died on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at her home with her loving family at her side.  Born in Avoca, PA on Sept. 16, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Antonia (Ressick) Koniszewski. She married August J. Hebda of Stevensville on Nov. 27, 1941.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the happiest when she was lavishing her love on all of her family.  She and her husband were dairy farmers for many years. Stella was a helpmate to her husband, raised chickens and cooked many wonderful meals for the neighboring farmers when they did the seasonal haying and threshing. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Wyalusing, of the Wyalusing Senior Citizens group, the Stevensville Birthday Club and the Stevensville Sewing Circle. She took instruction from Bonnie Bell and became accomplished as a painter. She made many beautiful paintings and craft objects that her family now enjoys.  Surviving are a son, Joseph Hebda of Martinsburg, WV; daughter, Theresa (Robert) McDonough of Vestal, NY; four grandchildren, Theodore and Cameron Hebda, Jon (Tracy) McDonough and James (Kristine) McDonough; two greatgranddaughters, Emma and Addison McDonough; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Ann Lyons of Chipley, FL and three brothers, Edward Koniszewski, Leonard Koniszewski and Theodore Koniszewski all from Long Island, NY.  A Transferral Service was held on Monday, March 19 at 9:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Wyalusing. Interment was in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Stowell.  Friends called at the Homer Funeral Home on Sunday, March 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. There was a recitation of the rosary at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family provided flowers. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, 245 State St., Wyalusing, PA 18853.     Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 22, 2012     

 

KOROMLAN Helen Darling Lewis

69, of Rush Twp., PA died Monday evening, March 26, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Auburn Twp. on Dec. 2, 1942 the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Bowen Koromlan. Her stepdad, John Koromlan, died in 1991. Her husband, the late Gerald Lewis, died in 2011.  Prior to retirement, Helen worked at Walmart in the fabric department. She graduated from Elk Lake School District. She enjoyed being in her flower garden, crocheting, lunches with her friends and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are two sons, Michael and wife, Tammy Darling of Rush Twp., Edward Darling and wife, Cathy Wildoner of Auburn Twp.; a daughter, Elizabeth Spickerman and Larry Fike of Montrose; five grandchildren, Edward J. and Brian Darling, Kaitlin Spickerman, Kelly Darling and Mercedes Spickerman; three step-grandchildren, Corey and Jonathan Wildoner and Vicki Robinson; a brother, John Koromlan of Auburn Twp., several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, March 30 at 11 a.m. from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with Pastor Pat Newhart officiating. Interment at Jersey Hill Cemetery, Auburn Twp.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 29, 2012 

 

KREITZER Donald C. Kreitzer

of Loyalsock Township, formerly of Canton, died at his residence on March 15, 2012. He was 84. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Morse & Kleese, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Service to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Duane Taylor.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – March 20, 2012  

 

LANE Florence Tyler

age 80, of Caton, died on Monday, March 19, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital.  She was born on December 15, 1931 in Rummerfield, PA, the daughter of Dighton and Mary (Ransom) Lane.  She married William E. Tyler Jr on February 20, 1949 in Sayre.  He predeceased her on March 11, 1995. Florence loved her family, enjoyed the company of family and friends, and enjoyed sewing. She loved cooking, especially holiday meals and watching Soaps. She is survived by her children, Oscar Tyler of Caton, Peg Rose of Caton, Cindy Sue Pellett of Corning, Kimberly (Charles) Baker of Corning, Kurina (James) Mase of Caton, Rick (Mary E.) Tyler of Elmira, Robin (Tamara) Tyler of Elmira, and Mary (Doug) Tyler-Crout of Caton, sisters, Darlene, Dorothy, MaryLena, Sherry, and Carol, brothers, Dick, Jim, and Dan, special friend, Mary Salisbury, 26 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Along with her husband, Florence was predeceased by her son, William E. Tyler III, great granddaughter, MacKenzie Maynard, brothers, Oscar, Art, Tom, John, and Darb. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.  A funeral service will follow calling hours there at 4:00pm.  Burial will take place at Barnard Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790 or Relay for Life, Southern NY Region, 1316 College Ave, Suite 2, Elmira, New York 14901.  Corning Leader – March 22, 2012

 

MARSH Betty Jane Marsh Tice Northrop

90, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on June 13, 1921 in Renovo, PA she was the daughter of Elizabeth Mae Marsh. In 1922 she was adopted by her grandparents, Delbert and Fannie Mae McClinsey Tice. On April 13, 1944 in Ft. Myers, FL she married Benjamin Llewellyn Northrop, Jr., who died on December 24, 1995.   Mrs. Northrop was a 1940 graduate of Galeton High School. She was formerly employed with the A-1 Stop, Widmann’s Discount Store in Coudersport and with GTE Sylvania in Galeton and Emporium, PA. She had also been employed for 7 years at the Crittenden Hotel in Coudersport. She was a volunteer at the Coudersport Senior Center and at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Northrop enjoyed people. She loved her Maine-coon cat, Mr. Babe. She loved to go shopping, to read, and enjoyed holidays and activities with her family.   Surviving are five children, Benjamin L. Northrop, III and his wife, Noreen, of Odessa, TX, Cora Tarabori and her husband, Donald, Sueann Walaski and her husband, Gary, Betty Jean Mottern and her husband, Dave, and Michael Northrop and his wife, Betty Jean, all of Coudersport, eleven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one granddaughter, Tammy Tarabori, and a dear friend, Beverly Frith. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 11:00am on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Fickinger Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, of Coudersport. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in West Hill Cemetery in Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sweden Valley Manor Activities Fund, 1028 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915, or to Home Health Care of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.     Solomon’s Words for the Wise – March 31, 2012   

 

MATTSON Dennis H. Mattson

Dennis H. Mattson Sr., 68, died after a period of declining health on March 27, 2012. He was born August 4, 1943 in Romania. He came to this country in 1952 at the age of nine with his family. He became a citizen at age of 18.  Denny is survived by his wife of 47 years, Evelyn (Kinney) Mattson; a special daughter, Patty (Jeff) Wheeler of Waverly and a son, Dennis H. Mattson Jr. of Texas, and his pride and joy, granddaughter Katie Wheeler; two grandsons, Matthew and Michael Mattson. He is predeceased by a brother, James Matt; son and parents John and Stephanie Mattson. Denny enjoyed fishing, camping and playing cards. He was a member of the Van Etten Volunteer Fire Company. He worked for Dalrymple’s in Seneca Falls for many years and was a great handyman. He and his father built and operated a saw mill in Van Etten for many years. He was a self-taught diesel mechanic, welder, logger and small engine repairer. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. There will be no calling hours per his wishes. The family wishes to say a special “thank you” to Anja from Guthrie Hospice for all her help and guidance during this difficult time. The Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York, is helping the family with arrangements. Memorials can be sent to Guthrie Hospice, RR#1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.  God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon your tired face. He put His arms around you and He lifted you to rest. God’s beautiful garden must be beautiful, he only takes the best. He knew that you were suffering. He knew that you were in pain, He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and hills were hard to climb, so He closed your weary eyelids and whispered, “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you the day God took you home. Though smile is gone forever and your hands we cannot touch, we will always have sweet memories of the one we loved so much.  Sayre Morning Times – March 30, 2012 

 

MINOTTI Mark David

Horseheads:  Died on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. He was born August 20, 1991 in Orlando, FL to his loving parents, David Michael and Mary Frances (Carberry) Minotti. He was preceded in death by his uncle and namesake, Mark C. Carberry; paternal grandfather, Carl (Michaeline Caracciolo) Minotti; cousin, Joseph Minotti. His survivors include: loving parents, David and Mary of Horseheads, NY; sister, Kristin Minotti (Cal Niles) of Tampa, FL; maternal grandparents, Mary and Kelly Carberry of Elmira Heights, NY; paternal grandparents, Ed and Virginia Ryan of the Villages, FL; maternal great grandmother, Mary Carberry; paternal great grandmother, Helen Minotti; aunts and uncles, Joel and Susan Carberry, Dan and Katie Carberry, Fred and Vicki Keeney, Bob and Wendy Minotti, Todd and Veronica Minotti, Michael and Michele Minotti, Carl Jon Minotti, Julie and Antonio Gutierrez and Chris Ameduri; cousins, Isabella Carberry, Jack Finnegan Carberry, Kyle (Ellen) Keeney and their son, Brody, Ashley Keeney, Michelle (Jeremy) Erhart, Amy, Jennifer and Bobby Minotti, Katherine and Julia Minotti, Sophia Minotti, Daniella Gutierrez, Michael Minotti; along with many other relatives and many, many friends. His family and friends will be gathering at His Tabernacle, 16 Level Acres Road ,Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. A celebration of Mark's life will follow the visitation at 5 PM, with Pastor Bruce Aubrey, Pastor Scott Lowmaster and Father Lou Brown honoring Mark's life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mark's name may be directed to the Renovation House, 379 Dean Creek Road, Spencer, NY 14883, Jack Morgan Productions c/o 105 Holiday Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845 or to a charity of one's choice . The celebration of Mark's life will continue at the Minotti  Home, 105 Holiday Drive, Horseheads, NY with the conclusion of the service at His Tabernacle. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.  Star Gazette – March 20, 2012  

 

MORGAN Sandra Morgan

A much loved daughter and sister died Sun. Mar 18, 2012 following an illness at the age of 64. Surviving are her loving parents, Vernon & Frances Woodward Morgan; siblings, Blanche, Charlotte, Harry, Terry, John, Roxanne and Kevin; nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wed, March 21, 2012 from 1-2 pm. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m.  Star Gazette – March 20, 2012

 

MORGAN Timothy E. Morgan

41, of Windham Twp., died on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Tim was born on July 20, 1970 in Waverly, a son of Lawrence and Lorna Morgan.  He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School and enjoyed assisting his parents in their woodshop "The Wooden Mouse."  In addition to his parents, Larry and Lorna, he is survived by a son, a daughter, four uncles, three aunts, several cousins.  Abiding with his wishes, there will be no services. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial donation to CORE, (Center for Organ Recovery & Education), 204 Sigma Drive, RIDC Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Towanda Daily Review – March 22, 2012   

 

PERRINS Leonard R. Perrins

64, of Covington, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Leonard was born July 25, 1947, in Duryea, a son of Arthur and Elizabeth (Burnside) Perrins. He was the husband of Anne "Susie" V. (Ozark) Perrins.  Leonard had been a mechanic for the former T.R.L. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a National Guard veteran having served during the Vietnam War.  Leonard is survived by his wife, Susie; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Leonard Perrins, Jr. of Duryea, Kenneth and Amy Perrins of Moosic; David Perrins of Wellsboro; a daughter, Lisa Perrins of Scranton; three grandchildren, Cory, Seth, and Kayla; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Arthur and Donna Perrins, Jr. of DuPont, Raymond and Ellie Perrins of Thornhurst, Mark and Joanna Perrins of DuPont, Owen and Chris Perrins of Dupont; a sister and brother-in-law, Rosella and Bill Smith of Pittston. He was predeceased by a grandson, Aaron Michael, and a brother, Jerry Perrins. In keeping with Leonard's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral chapel to assist with expenses. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 30, 2012  

 

PICKERING Stanley Pickering

73, of Harrison Valley, PA, formerly of North Fork, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in his home.  Born March 9, 1939, in North Fork, he was the son of Carl and Jennie Snyder Pickering. He was employed by the Cowanesque Valley Iron Works.  Surviving are: a daughter, Mary Ann Barner of Coudersport, PA; four sons, James (DianeHurd) Pickering of Harrison Valley, Douglas (Tracey) Pickering of Rexville, NY, Timothy (Amy) Pickering of Westfield, and Thomas Pickering of Harrison Valley; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Linda K. Pickering, on March 20, 1979; and a half-brother, Richard L. Snyder. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. The Rev. David L. Aungst will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – March 29, 2012    

 

HOLLOWAY Paul Alan Holloway

59, of Albany and Germantown, NY, died March 25 at Albany Medical Center, of heart failure and complications of kidney disease. He was the beloved husband of Stephanie Mumford Brown, father of Emerson Holloway Brown, and grandfather of Emerson Holloway Brown Jr. Paul was born in Elmira on August 12, 1952, to Norma King Holloway and Ronald Ivor Holloway. He was a 1970 graduate of Southside High School, attended Corning Community College, and earned a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Hartford. He met Stephanie, who grew up in Horseheads, at a summertime jazz workshop in Elmira in 1971. They were married at New York City Hall on January 10, 1990, and their son was born later that year. After a career in accounting at Bloomingdale's and various small firms, Paul retired in 2001 and focused on his family and pastimes. Paul is also survived by siblings Donald Holloway of Pine City, NY, Ralph Holloway of Jacksonville, FL, and Joan Grinolds of Myrtle Beach, SC, and as well nephews Andrew and Colin Holloway of Pine City, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown of Elmira and New York City, niece Sharla Lefkowitz Brown of Horseheads, and six additional nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to Walkway Over the Hudson or a charity of one’s choicr.  Star Gazette – March 30, 2012 

 

PUSKAR Michael John Puskar

age 65, of Middlebury Twp., died Friday, February 24, 2012 at his home. Michael was born August 7, 1946. He was retired from Dietricks Milk Plant in Middlebury Center, PA.  Arrangements are incomplete. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 657 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is handling the arrangements.  Wellsboro Gazette – February 29, 2012

 

REAGAN Mary Catherine Muccigrosso

81, of Guilderland, NY, died at home, on March 24, 2012. Born July 21, 1930 in Elmira, NY, Mary Catherine (Reagan) was the daughter of the late Catherine (McCarthy) and Daniel Reagan. She graduated from Southside High School and St. Joseph's Hospital Nursing School, both in Elmira, NY. She worked as an RN at St. Joseph's Hospital, and at hospitals in Pensacola, Jacksonville & Key West, Florida while her husband, Angelo, whom she married on September 13, 1952, served in the Navy. She continued her nursing career at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, NY while Angelo attended college. Mary Catherine and Angelo moved to Schenectady in 1957 where he began a career with GE and she worked as a homemaker. Mary Catherine was a wonderful wife and mother who demonstrated the same caring and healing skills from her nursing career in her love and support for her family. Her love of children led her to become a volunteer at a day care center and she enjoyed every baby, wobbler and toddler she met. A strong advocate for the mentally ill, she served for many years co-leading support groups for family members of the mentally ill. Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, Angelo T. Muccigrosso; son Paul of Albany, NY; daughter Diane of Guilderland, NY; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Reagan. A 22 year survivor of breast cancer, Mary Catherine courageously battled lung cancer with dignity, grace and humor. The family would like to express their gratitude for the excellent care and compassion provided by Hospice as well as the staff at New York Oncology, Riverview Rd., Rexford, and all of Mary Catherine's home-based caregivers. We would like to give special thanks to Erica, her private nurse, and Brittany, her home health aide. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady. Funeral services will be Wednesday 9:15 a.m. from the Funeral Home, NY and then to St. Helens Church, 1803 Union St., Schenectady, where at 10:00 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Bob Longobucco, Pastor. Interment will be at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Schenectady. In keeping with her wishes, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Mary Catherine's memory are asked to contribute to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205 (donations.communityhospice.org) or to Columbia University Medical Center, Development Office, Schizophrenia Research, 100 Haven Ave., Suite 29D, NY, NY 10032.  Star Gazette – March 24, 2012 

 

REED Bessie M. Folts

Bessie M. Folts, age 89, of Corning, died on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Founders Pavilion, previously of Savona for over 50 years. Born in Hornby, she was the daughter of the late Adrian and Bertha (Cody) Reed. Bessie was a lifetime member of the Bath VFW Auxiliary, Marconi Lodge of Corning and the 20th Century Club in Savona. She was a loving wife and mother. Bessie worked as a waitress at the Savona Hotel. Survived by four daughters: Bonnie Lehman of Beaver Dams, Vickee (Ted) Mike of PennYan, Keva (Michael) Parry of Painted Post, Tina (John Baldwin) Vimislik of Bath; one sister: Shirley Piersons of Savona; daughter-in-law, Nancy Folts; sister-in-law: Sharon (Art) Yapple of Newfield; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Arthur H. Folts; son, Harold A. Folts; sister, Esther Kashmer; brother, Harold Reed; great grandson, Jared Greene. Family and Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 4:00PM-6:00PM. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 10:00AM with Deacon Ray Defendorf officiating. Interment will take place in the family plot at Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Painted Post. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.carpentersfuneralhome.com. The family asks that donations be made in Bessie's name to: Founders Pavilion, 205 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830.

Star Gazette – March 30, 2012   

 

REILLY Leonore D. Jerzak

age 78, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, March 16, 2012 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born August 4, 1933 in Phillipsburg, NJ, a daughter of Francis and Dorothy (Nolan) Reilly. .Leonore was the wife of Francis R. Jerzak. She was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA and enjoyed painting, music, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Leonore is survived by her husband, Francis; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Ginger Jerzak of Mansfield, PA, Eugene and Ann Jerzak of Erwinna, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverley and Robert Gilder of Mansfield, PA; twelve grandchildren, Sarah Jerzak, Emily (Jim) Goins, Amanda Jerzak, Andrew Jerzak, Tim Jerzak, Allison Jerzak, Zac Gilder, Caleb Gilder, Benjamin (Jackie) Jerzak, Parry Jerzak, Jacob Jerzak, and Michael Jerzak; two great grandchildren, William and Gavin Jerzak; a sister, Marie Schadt of Bethlehem, PA. She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and Frank  Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 19, 2012 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Child Catholic Church on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Jacek J. Bialkowski as celebrant. A committal service will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Marys Mausoleum, Alpha, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Leonores memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P O Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 20, 2012 

 

RIMBEY Donald H. Rimbey

86, of Bentley Creek, PA, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on June 22, 1925 in Sayre, PA the son of the late Byron and Loretta Culver Rimbey. Donald was employed with Sayre Lingerie as a Mechanic for 41 years, retiring in 1986. He was a Lifetime Member of the L.O.O.M. of Waverly, NY. Donald enjoyed camping at Bonnin Lake, and traveling. He is predeceased by his son Donald Rimbey and his brother Bruce Rimbey. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Helen at home, son and daughter-in-law Richard and Sandra Rimbey of Bentley Creek, PA, grandchildren Stacie (Jeff) Rogers of Chenango Bridge, NY, Chad Rimbey of Geneva, NY, Scott Rimbey and Todd Rimbey, and 7 great-grandchildren.  At Donald’s request there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Donald’s memory to: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.   Sayre Morning Times – March 18, 2012     

 

SAUNDERS Charles J. Saunders Sr.

84, of E. Hill Rd., Pine City, NY, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at home. He was a retired Supervisor from Corning Glass Works machine shop.  He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Gibson. Charles is survived by his son, Charles J. Saunders Jr. of Pine City; brother, Robert Saunders of Corning; sister, Mary Powers of Erwin and three grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Gertrude (Krouse) Saunders; wife, Helen (Durkin) Saunders and daughter, Kathleen Kulcavage. Calling Hours will be held Friday, March 23, 2012, from 1-2 p.m. at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning. Funeral Services will follow calling hours at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Saunders Officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY.  Corning Leader – March 21, 2012  

 

SCHINDLER Henry W. "Hank"

Town of Southport resident - Was born July 13, 1930 in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late Henry M. and Amelia (Walker) Schindler, died on Wednesday, March 21, at the age of 81. On October 12, 1974, Marilyn (Mosch) came into Hank's life. They have enjoyed 37 wonderful years of life and love together and were rarely seen one without the other. His other survivors include: daughters, Sandy (John) Cunningham of Olathe, KS, Pam Kaminsky of Ithaca, NY; sister, Helen Hedden of Randolph, NJ; grandchildren, Sara (Joshua) Falk, Jessica (Matt) Craig, Kelly Kaminsky; great-grandchildren, Lincoln Falk, Kaley Craig and Madison Craig; along with several nieces and nephews. Hank was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp proudly serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Moore Business Forms as Quality Control Manager after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a faithful member and greeter at the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church and a big supporter of their food cupboard. Hank was the Concessions Manager at the Chemung County Fair; this was his love for more than 12 years. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, March 25, 2012, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. His Pastor and friend, Bill Vallet, will celebrate services for his parishioner, Hank. Interment will take place on Monday, March 26th, at 11:00 a.m. where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Schindler military honors. Memorial donations in memory of Hank may be directed to the P A U M C Food Cupboard, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871.  Star Gazette – March 23, 2012     

 

SEELMAN Errik David Seelman

Errik David Seelman, 49, died Wednesday morning, March 14, 2012, after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his parents, DiAn Baccman, originally from Endicott, NY, and David and June Seelman, of Nichols, NY, his sister and brother-in-law, Stephanie and Scott MacDonald, and two nephews, Alex and Ian MacDonald, of Owego, NY.  Errik grew up in Endicott and Nichols, NY, and attended Maine-Endwell High School, during which time he won a gold medal in the Decathalon at the National Greek Youth Olympics. He relocated to San Jose, CA as a young adult, where he worked at several restaurants. Errik enjoyed tinkering with old cars, and beating everyone at chess, and had a special connection with animals of all types. As a child, he especially loved spending time at his grandparents’ farm, and hiking in the woods and singing with his sister.  A service of remembrance will be offered at the Christian Life Church, 207 Broad St., Waverly, NY, on March 24th, at 1:00 pm, with a period of visitation and sharing to follow.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a memorial donation to the Christian Life Church Food Pantry, 207 Broad St, Waverly, NY, 14892.   Funeral home obituary – March 20, 2012  

 

SEYMOUR Austin Holcomb Seymour

was born still Jan. 18, 2012. He was the first child of Captain Nate and Michelle Seymour of Alexandria, Va. He was the first grandchild of Gary and Diane Seymour, Towanda; the second grandchild of Charlie and Martha Denkenberger of Montrose; the tenth grandchild of Murray and Julie O'Donnell of Towanda; and the ninth great-grandchild of Allen and Marge Seymour of Wysox. Austin received his middle name in honor of late great-grandparents, James and Ruth Holcomb of Troy. A small urn was made special for Austin by his dad of cherry wood taken from the family's lake cottage known as the "Shack."  Austin was full term plus three days. He was 8 pounds 5 ounces and 21½ inches. A memorial service was held at the Bush Hill Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Va. Family, friends and many community supporters attended the service on Jan. 21.  Towanda Daily Review – March 23, 2012    

 

SHAPPEE Kenneth Shappee

Died on March 25, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was one of the good guys of this world and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by the love of his life, JoAnn. They were married 58 years. Also surviving are his children, Kimberly and John Brabant, Kyle and Cheryl Shappee, Tracey and Walter Farrell, Jody and Jim Lynch. Ken's eight grandchildren - Christian and Tyler Shappee, Phoenix, AZ, Cory and Jenna Brabant, Rochester, NY, Austin, Luke and Haleigh Farrell, Horseheads, and Sheamus Lynch, Horseheads - all held a special place in his heart. Ken was born May 27, 1930 in Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Amelia (Thomas) Shappee; his sister and brother-in-law Mary and Robert Hyssong. He is also survived by his brother, Robert and Arlene Shappee, Buffalo, NY. A graduate of Southside High School, Ken served in Korea with the US Marines. He worked as a telecommunications engineer, retiring from Verizon. Ken was a gentle and kind individual who always looked at the bright side of life. He was especially fond of a shiny car, Elvis on the radio, a morning gardening followed by an afternoon near the pool, rooting for NY, be it the Giants or the Yankees. But most of all, he loved being with his family and close friends, including his four legged ones. A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – March 28, 2012  

 

SMITH Eva M. Fitzgerald

Corning, NY Age 89, years of 420 East Third Street, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, following an extended illness at her home surrounded by her four children. She was born April 4, 1915 in Tioga, PA, the daughter of the late Harry A. and Elma V. Ames Smith. She was a graduate of the Pine City One Room School and Elmira Southside High School (Class of 1934). Eva and Edward T. Fitzgerald were married February 26, 1935, the Rev. Edmund Rawlinson officiating, at St. Patrick's Church in Corning, NY. Edward predeceased her July 5, 1993. She was a member of all Saint's Parish, attending St. Patrick's Church, past member of the Stella Marist Society and past member of the Corning Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Eva was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her enjoyments were her card clubs, knitting clubs and her love of cats. Surviving her are son, Donald (Donna) Fitzgerald of Horseheads, NY; daughters, Alma (William) Murdough of Elmira, NY, Cheri (Van) Hartman of Newfield, NY, and Patrice (Steven) Drew of Corning, NY; nine grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marna Smith of Horseheads, NY; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Earl Smith and Claude Smith. There will be a Memorial Service in the Chapel at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY, Saturday, June 12, 2004, at 11 a.m. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Eva's name to Chemung County SPCA & Shelter, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Star Gazette – June 8, 2004

 

SMITH Kelsey Lynn Smith

24 No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why…. Kelsey Lynn Smith, 24, of Nichols died on Monday, March 26, 2012. She will be greatly missed by her parents; her mother and step father, Kathleen and Charles Chambers of Nichols; Warren Smith and fiancé, Robyn Judge of Virginia Beach, Va; her pride and joys, daughters, Madelynn Marie age two years, and Kallie Mae age two months; her identical twin sister, Sarah Smith and her fiancé, Daryl Labour and their son, Carson Michael of Nichols; sister, Kyla and Philip Baker and soon to be newest nephew of Nichols; sister, Cassie Chambers, a student at Niagara University; Kelsey’s companion and fiancé, Chris Woodard of Athens, Pa.; grandparents, Helen and Warren Smith of Wilawanna, Pa.; Rita and Jim Youngs of Owego, NY; aunts and uncles Susan (Jim) Douglas of Candor; Kevin Robinson of NJ; Colin (Rhonda) Robinson, of NC; Karen Smith of Waverly; and numerous cousins also survive. Kelsey was predeceased by her maternal grandparents Elizabeth and Robert Robinson.  Kelsey came into our lives on May 19, 1987 and touched the hearts of those that she knew. Her smile and caring ways will be greatly missed. Kelsey enjoyed fishing, taking long walks, playing the piano; although her greatest joy was playing with Maddie. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Friday from noon until 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Funeral services and a celebration of Kelsey’s life will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Donna Martin, officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Maddie and Kallie in loving memory of Kelsey Lynn Smith.  Sayre Morning Times  – March 29, 2012    

 

STANLEY Phillip H.

Age 63, of #223 Holden St., Osceola, PA, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Corning Hospital, Corning, NY.  He was born March 26, 1948, in Corning, NY, the son of Cecil and Elizabeth VanZile Stanley.  He was a retired machinist.  He is survived by:  his wife of 43 years, Judy Haskins Stanley; sons: Charles Stanley of Blossburg, PA; Daniel (Ruth) Stanley of Addison, N.Y.; and Chris Stanley of Osceola, PA; grandchildren: Tabitha (Jeff) Clark of Bath, N.Y.; Matthew Stanley of Wellsboro, PA.; mother Elizabeth Stanley of Osceola, PA.;  brothers: John (Beverly) Stanley of Elmira, N.Y.;  Mike Stanley of Osceola, PA.; several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, & Cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil and his sister, Lorraine.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA. on Tuesday, Mar. 27, from 2 to 3 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. immediately following visitation.  Pastor Theodore Carr, officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to help with Phillip's final expenses.   Funeral home obituary – March 25, 2012

 

STILLMAN Jonathan R.

Passed away on March 26, 2012 in Rochester, NY after a short illness at the age of 31. Jonathan was born March 18, 1981 in Elmira, NY to Guy and Janice Stayton Stillman. He graduated from Horseheads High School, Sage School of Trucking in Binghamton, NY, attended CCC and was employed with Southern Tier News, Elmira Heights, NY. Jonathan was an avid Yankee, Bills and Knicks fan. He is survived by his parents, Guy and Janice of Breesport, NY; sister, Stephanie (Michael) Schreiber of Elmira, NY; fiancée, Kathleen Keller of Elmira, NY; children, Makenzie, Alanna, and Logan; grandmother, Deltra Stillman of Wellsville, NY; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. and Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Friday, March 30, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Jonathan's funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY with Rev. Jonathan Knight. Jonathan will be laid to rest at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a fund for his children. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.  Star Gazette – March 28, 2012    

 

SWARTWOOD Roger H. Swartwood

BURDETT: 71, of Burdett, NY, died on Sunday, March 25, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Rita; children, Teresa "Terri" Swartwood of Burdett, Roger (Barbara) Swartwood of Burdett, Belinda (Carl) Bromka of Interlaken, and Matthew Swartwood of Watkins Glen; 8 grandchildren, Hilary, Makenzi, and Mitchell Swartwood, Alex, Christina and Nicole Bromka, and Tucker and Brian Swartwood. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church, in Reynoldsville, NY on Saturday, March 31, from 3:30pm-5:00pm; with a memorial service following at 5:00pm; Rev. Michael Kelly officiating. Roger was a longtime member of the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church. He was an avid baseball fan, hunter and family man. Roger retired after 23 years for Texas-Eastern, Inc. of Watkins Glen. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to his church or American Cancer Society.  Star Gazette – March 28, 2012    

 

VANDERPOOL Richard Edward Vanderpool Sr.

67, of 208 Main St., Towanda, Pa., died Friday evening, March 23, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.   Richard was born September 29, 1944 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Clifford and Lucy Johnson Vanderpool. He was employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox, Pa., for over 30 years until his retirement. Richard was a member of the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed working on his computer, woodworking and wood carving.  Surviving are his children Lucy (Jim) Jones, Richard E. (Donna) Vanderpool Jr., Sally (Tracy) Johnson, Elizabeth (Greg) Curran, Tashia Vanderpool and Shawnie McKusic; eight grandchildren and several step-grandchildren; sister Ida "Dorothy" Maloney; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and special companion, Leona "Rose" Johnson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Virgil, Glenn and Clifford Vanderpool; and sisters Virginia, Sally, Merilla and Betty. Abiding with Richards request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 in Richard Edward Vanderpool Sr.'s memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Richard's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – March 26, 2012

 

WANDELL Cora Jane Wandell Parmelee Richards

Died surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the age of 71. She was born on May 20, 1940, in Washington Township, Meshoppen, daughter of the late Melvin Wandell and Martha Wandell Jackson. She was staying at her granddaughter’s house in Coatesville, PA and had just moved back to Pennsylvania from Raleigh, NC where she lived with her son-in-law and daughter for five years. Before that, she lived in Binghamton, NY where she worked and retired at Buckingham. She was preceded in death by her son, Melvin Parmelee; brother, Raymond Wandell and husband, Thomas Richards, Sr. Survivors include her three sisters, Marie Owen, Nellie Owen and Grace Bowman, all of Pennsylvania; three children, Robin Parmelee, Raymond and Penny Huffman of Pennsylvania and Roger and Vicky Parmelee of NY. She had 12 great-grandchildren; 17 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that loved her very much. Memorial services were held at the United Methodist Church, 126 Church Rd., Meshoppen, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. A dinner followed services at the Laceyville Fire Hall. In Memory of Our Mother - Don’t think of her as gone away Her journey’s just begun, Life holds so many roadways. This earth is only one. Just think of her as resting from the sorrows and the tears In a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how she must be wishing that we could know today.  How nothing but sadness can really pass away.  We love you mom, Ray, Penny, Roger and Vicky    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – March 29, 2012   

 

WARD Sheryl Ann Ward Oden

died in Las Vegas on November 1, 2011. Sheryl was born on April 8, 1956 in Elmira, NY to Ralph and Elaine Kelley Ward. A 1974 graduate of Elmira's Southside High School, Sheryl was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Ward, and nephew, James Armstrong. Sheryl is survived by her children and grandchildren            : daughter Ryann Oden Tena, son-in-law Aaron Tena, and their daughter, Alexie Tena; son Dillon Oden, his fiancée Rochelle Holland and their son Caiden Oden; her mother, Elaine Ward; a brother, Harold Ward and his son Tanner; her two sisters, Helen Ward Helm, Helene Ward Armstrong and her sons, Andrew, Brandon, Cameron and Mark Jr.; her aunt and uncle, Maryann and Ed Lapating; and numerous extended family. Sheryl was a kind, fun-loving person who lived life "Day by Day." She will be forever missed and always loved. A friend wrote, "Just overshadowed all day by a major loss of a long lost friend. Toasting to 'Strawberry'; may she rest in God's loving spirit." A private memorial service will be held in California.   Star Gazette – March 24, 2012  

 

WATKINS Merlin “Mert” W. Watkins

79, of Addison died on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira.  He was born February 13, 1933 in Knoxville, PA.  Mert served during the Korean War in the US Navy.  He owned and operated Mert’s Radio, TV and VCR Repair in Osceola.  He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Sherri; his daughters, Patricia Watkins of Tioga, Yvonne Johnson of Elkland and Debbie Watkins of Tioga; his stepdaughter, Patsy (Steve) Givens of Wellsville, NY; his grandchildren, Andrew, Ashley and Zachary Dickson of Wellsville; and a dear friend, Glenda Jackson of Elkland. He was preceded in death by his sons, Rick, Stevie and Mike, an infant daughter and a stepson Francis Cavallaro.  Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, 12:30 – 2:00 PM at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  A funeral service will immediately follow at 2:00 PM.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 25, 2012  

 

WEICHMANN Anne R. Greene

91 formerly of Staten Island, N.Y. and Granville Summit, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy. She was born Jan. 28, 1921 in Staten Island, N.Y. daughter of the late August and Katherine (Mohr) Weichmann. She was retired from AT&T where she worked as a telephone operator for many years. Anne was a member of the New Dorp Moavian Church and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, gardening and flowers. She loved spending her time with her family who she loved deeply.  Survivors include her daughter, Betty M. Olsher of Black River Falls, Wisc.; son and daughter-in-law, Bryan H. (Patricia) Greene of Granville Summit; son-in-law, David Eastham of East Smithfield; ten grandchildren, Duane Greene of Granville Summit, Bonnie Green of Granville Summit, Ann-Margaret (Mike) Bronson of Taylor, Wisc., Andrea (Mark) Louden of Madison, Wisc., Amanda (Joseph) Cyrus of Tempe, Ariz., Jane (Robert) Lenahan of Granville Summit, Debra (Kenny) Prucha of Staten Island, N.Y., Jimmie (Jean) Ehrlich of Honesdale, Dianna (Frank) Muniz of Staten Island, N.Y. and David J. Eastham of Staten Island, N.Y; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and friends.  Anne was predeceased by her husbands, Raymond Wright, Herbert Greene, John Rand, a daughter, Ruth A. Eastham in 2003 and her grandson, Neil Greene in 1993. Interment will be in Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island N.Y. at the convenience of the family. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947.  Towanda Daily Review – March 31, 2012    

 

WOODARD Gerald Lee

Age 72 of Bath, NY, formerly of Elmira, died on Monday, March 26, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his brother Edward (Joan) Woodard of North Carolina; sisters Beverly Hamilton of Las Vegas, Nevada and Barbara Long (John Durkin) of Pine City, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Gerald was a U.S. Army and Navy Veteran. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family and interment will take place at Bath National Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – March 28, 2012    

 

ZWALLEY John Edwards "Jack" Zwalley

80, of Wysox, formerly of Portsmouth, N.H., died peacefully in his sleep, late Friday evening, March 2, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in N. Towanda Twp.  Born Sept. 30, 1931 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Roma Edwards Zwalley. Jack was a graduate of J. P. McCaskey High School class of 1949 and Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, class of 1953 where he received his degree in geology and also studied art. He was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. Jack was employed as art director for Sears at the Sears Tower in Chicago for 17 years. Jack was a well known metal sculptor in Chicago and was invited and participated in the Gold Coast Art Fair in Old Town Chicago, Ill. for many years and additional art shows in the Chicago area. He later moved to Portsmouth, N.H. where he started a lobster company and also served as a free-lance artist and designer for Ace Hardware. Jack was a talented artist who enjoyed wildlife photography, painting, sculpting, boating and great meals with family and friends. Jack was giving in his nature with a great sense of humor and well loved by his family and friends. Jack will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Surviving are his children, John Michael (Jane) Zwalley of Florida and Lisa Michele Zwalley-Miller of Wysox; grandchildren Kelsey Devon Elizabeth Miller and Daniel Garrett Michael Miller; sisters Margerie (James) Cunningham of Lititz and Linda (Gary) Collins of Lancaster; and he is remembered by nieces, nephews and cousins. Jack's family expresses their deepest appreciation to Dr. Walter Black and the staff and nurses of Memorial Hospital in Towanda for the exemplary care provided to Jack.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Charles Snyder Funeral Home, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Lancaster County Conservancy, 117 South West End Ave., P.O. Box 716, Lancaster, PA 17608 in John Edwards "Jack" Zwalley's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – March 18, 2012 


? Jane BATES

HORNELL,  Feb, 10.—Mrs. Jane Bates, 7l years old, died Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jay Guernsey, 36 West Genesee street. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ida Guernsey of this city and Mrs. Emma Boom of Sabinsville, Pa., and one son, Albert Bates of Westfield. Pa The body will be taken to Westfield Pa. for burial. The funeral announcement will be made later. The Evening Leader, Corning, NY – Tuesday, February 10, 1920   (note:  obituary looks like 71 but s/b 81)

 

HORNELL Feb. 9—Mrs. James Bates, aged 71 years, died at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Jay Guernsey of 81 West Street, Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. She was born In Addison. She had been an invalid for many years. She to survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ida Guernsey, of this city, and Mrs. Emma Boom, of Sabinsville, Pa.; one son, Albert Bates of Westfield, Pa.    The Evening Leader, Corning, NY – Monday, February 9, 1920    (note:  obituary looks like 71 but s/b 81)   

 

? Ruth Elizabeth MELTZER

age 91 of Anderson, died peacefully at the Rainey Hospice House. She was born on July 2, 1920, in Hartford, CT. She was a graduate of the Mount St. Joseph's Academy in Hartford, and attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Ruth also studied nursing at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. In 1942, Ruth married the love of her life, Gilbert Meltzer. After Gil's service in World War II, they returned to his hometown of Elmira, NY, where they made their home for the next 40 years. Gil and Ruth continued the family business, a women's ready-to-wear clothing store called The Lovely Shop. Ruth also attended and graduated from Elmira College. She also worked for the New York Welfare Department and taught sixth grade in the Elmira public schools. However, Ruth's main focus was always her husband Gil and children, David and Susan. Upon retirement, Ruth and Gil moved to Sarasota, FL, and later to Dallas, TX. Following the death of Gil in 2004, after 61 years of marriage, Ruth moved to Anderson, SC. In 2005, at age 84, she joined the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, making her the oldest new member of that organization. She had a great love and appreciation for musicals, both cinematic and live theater. A consummate optimist, she especially loved uplifting themes and music, and demonstrated to all who knew her how to age with grace and class. Those left to carry on the legacy of Ruth Meltzer include her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. David W. Meltzer of Dallas, TX; her daughter, Susan Meltzer Tuten and son-in-law Dr. Thomas U. Tuten of Anderson, SC; six grandchildren, Dr. Robert H. Meltzer, Dr. Amanda Meltzer Rush, Sarah Meltzer Wandrey, Esq., Dr. T. Alexander Tuten, Dr. Jane Tuten Ware, and Caroline Amelia Tuten; and 6 great-grandchildren. The family appreciates the love and attention given by her friend and caregiver Shirley Brown over the past four and a half years. A reception honoring and celebrating the life of Ruth Meltzer will be held Thursday evening, March 29, 2012, from 6 PM until 8 PM, at The McDougald Family Center. Memorial contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to the Cancer Association of Anderson Sustainability Fund, 215 E. Calhoun St.  Star Gazette – March 27, 2012  

 

? Lisa J. SCHILL

Age 59 of Horseheads, NY; died on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Bethany Manor. She is survived by her husband, John L. Schill; daughter and son in-law, Sarah and Matthew McLaughlin, of Penfield, NY; grandson, Maedoc; sister, Linda (David) Gleason, of Churchville, NY; sister in-law, Elizabeth Gardener, of Wellesley Hills, MA. Lisa fought a courageous battle with MS for over twenty-five years. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service honoring Lisa at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 3:00 PM. Interment will be held at the convenience of family. Those wishing may make memorials in Lisa's name to the animal shelter of their choice.  Star Gazette – March 24, 2012 

 



 

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