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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. 

 

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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..


 

BANNISTER William J. "Jim" Bannister

77, of Hernando, FL, died December 5, 2011, in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jim was born October 1, 1934, to the late Lyman and Martha Bannister in Elmira, NY. He retired from the Town of Dix, NY, as the Superintendent of Highways with 38 years of service. He was a member of Calvary Chapel of Inverness; past officer of the Hernando Civic Association; member of Schuyler County Highway Superintendent's Association; past president of New York State Highway Superintendent's Association; and former member of Sullivan Trail Council of Boy Scouts. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Judith Koch Bannister; three sons, Douglas Bannister, Hickory, NC, Bill Bannister, New Hampshire, and Donald Landmesser, Montour Falls, NY; two daughters, Eileen (Jerry) Pompilio, Inverness, FL, and Rose (Bruce) Bulau, Loganville, GA; four brothers, Richard (Norma) Bannister, Montour Falls, NY, Robert (Shirley) Bannister, Port Byron, NY, Kenneth (Karen) Bannister, Gresham Falls, OR, and David (Dorothy) Bannister, Elmira, NY; his sister, Pat (Tony) Fanchullio, Beaumont, CA; sister-in-law, Helen Bannister, Odessa, NY; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. A brother, Stanley Bannister, predeceased him. The family will receive friends at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY, Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 10 to 11 AM with the funeral service to immediately follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, 5454 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465; or Calvary Chapel of Inverness, 960 South US Hwy 41, Inverness, FL 34450.  Star Gazette – May 2, 2012     

           

BARILE Barbara B. Spena

age 87, of Watkins Glen, NY died  Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. Barbara was born on February 21, 1925 in Watkins Glen, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph and Kathleen (Carey) Barile. She was employed for many years with the Selective Service Draft Board and at the Schuyler County Mental Health Clinic in Watkins Glen. She was an active member and communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen, and a member of the League of Women Voters. She was predeceased by her husband, James on October 15th, 2011 and her brothers, Bernard Barile and Joseph Barile; her sisters and brother in laws, Elizabeth "Betty" (Dr. William) Frank, Paulmena "Polly" (Angelo) Serefine, Margaret Barile, Mary (Spike) Blunt, Josephine (John) Carpenter, Virginia (Walt Dempsey and Joseph) DeDominick, and Louise (Leon "Ham") Andrews.  She is survived by her sons; Bob (Lorraine) of Rochester and J.D. "Jud" (Rebecca) of Binghamton; grandchildren, Andrea, Rob, Samantha, Lucy, and Michael; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, May 9th at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th St., Watkins Glen. A Mass will be held at 9am on Thursday, May 10th at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery at the Convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Restoration Campaign, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.  Star Gazette – May 7, 2012 

 

BENJAMIN Charles R. Benjamin Sr.

Charles R. Benjamin Sr., 69, of 1719 Kellogg Road, Towanda, Monroe Twp., died early Wednesday morning, April 25, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. Charles was born Jan. 18, 1943 in Monroeton, the son of Burton Benjamin Sr. and Jennie Johnson Benjamin. In early years, Charles was employed by Coolbaugh's Garage in North Towanda and was later employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for over 24 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. He was a life member of the Towanda Gun Club and the NRA and was a NASCAR racing fan. Charles enjoyed working and cutting wood. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing and rides on the mountain. Charles was very proud of the two bears he hunted and claimed as great accomplishments in his life. He loved attending high school wrestling events and watching his son compete.  Charles attended the Assembly of God Church in Towanda. Surviving are his wife, Dawn Vanderpool Benjamin, whom he married on Feb. 16, 1984; children Charles Robert Benjamin Jr., Julie Dieffenbach (Greg Wilcox), Brenda (Andrew) Forbes, and Joseph, Jeni and Cheyenne Benjamin; ten grandchildren; siblings Thelma (Carson) Packard, Marion Northrup, Nettie Brown, Kenneth Benjamin, Richard (Lola) Benjamin, Frank (Liza) Benjamin, Leonard "Benny" Benjamin and Walter "Beetle" Benjamin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Leo Benjamin, Burton Benjamin, Burton Benjamin Jr., Clara Kinner, Alice Northrup, Helen Waldorf and Nellie Mills. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2012 at the Assembly of God Church, Kingsbury Avenue, Towanda, with Pastor Thomas Geiger officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday at the church. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – April 27, 2012   

 

BENN C Marcene

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, January 28, 1948

C. Marcine Benn, aged 97 years, oldest resident of Westfield, died Friday, Jan. 23, at his home, after an illness of several weeks.  He was born in Gaines, August 31, 1850, son of John and Nancy Head Benn. In January, 1873, he married Miss Mary Seagers at Sabinsville. Mrs. Benn died Jan. 16, 1937. Mr. Benn

had been a resident of Westfield for 60 years. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Anna Purple, of Westfield; three grandchildren, Mrs. Frank Monroe, of Elkland; Mrs. Herbert Behrman and Howard Purple, of Rochester, N. Y.; great-grandchild, Jack Yeager. Funeral services were held Monday, Rev. Clifton Swearingen, pastor of the Methodist church officiating; burial in the Ulysses cemetery

 

BROWN Brian A. Brown

53, formerly of Laceyville, PA, died at the DarWay Elder Care Center in Estella, PA on Sunday evening, May 6, 2012, where he has been a resident since February.  Born in Meshoppen on March 22, 1959, he was the son of the late George E. and Marian E. Eddy Brown. Brian attended the Wyalusing Area High School, and after which for a number of years, worked for his brother at R.G. Brown Refuse Removal in Laceyville.  Loving to be surrounded by his family and many friends, he enjoyed camping, fishing, or doing anything as long as he was outside. He enjoyed music all of his life, and he was proud to be a member of the Freedom Rides of Binghamton, NY.  Surviving are his daughter, Aireal Webb of Lake Winola; grandchildren, Octavia Carpenter and Hoban Webb, both of Lake Winola; his sister, Janet E. Brown of Tunkhannock, and nine nieces and nephews, and many cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald (R.G.) Brown, who died on Feb. 16, 2004.  Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of his family. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Braintrim Baptist Church, Church St., Laceyville, PA 18623.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – May 10, 2012   

 

BROWN William M. Brown  

On May 9, 2012, "Captain Bill," beloved husband of Sharron L. Brown (nee DeJulia). loving father of Tonia of Williamstown, Adam (Allison) of Little Egg Harbor Twp., and Tamara of Haddon Heights, passed away. Also survived by five grandchildren, Crystal Brown, Shanna Sommers, Joshua William Brown, Brian Brown, and Chelsea Brown; two great-grandchildren, Mason Sommers and Camron Brown; sisters Barbara Angelo of Vineland and Joyce Speckman of Mt. Pocono; and many loving nieces and nephews.  Bill served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post No. 371 in Gibbsboro. He was the founder and former owner of the Divers Academy of the Eastern Seaboard in Camden, and a member of Square Circle Sportsmen Club for 54 years, the Over-The-Hill Gang, LOOM No. 548 in Lindenwold, Haddonfield Silver Bullets, and NJ Retreads Motor Cycle Group.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday evening and 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Ora L. Wooster Funeral Home, 51 Park Blvd., Clementon, NJ 08021. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Interment in Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Ave., 3rd Floor, Rm. 320, New York, NY 10001.  Towanda Daily Review – May 10, 2012   

 

CANNON James L. Cannon

age 56 of Denver Co. Formerly from Elmira died peacefully on May 2, 2012. Jim was a glazer and hung glass on many Denver buildings before declining health forced him off the scaffold. Jim then was a maintenance man at a Denver area storage facility for many years before declining health, again forced him in to early retirement. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Leon and Maryellen Cannon and his older brother, Patrick. Jim is survived by his children Mark and Amanda Cannon and there four daughters, in Sterling, Co; Sara Cannon and her daughter in Panama Beach Fla. and Cassidy Cannon in Denver, Co., Former wife Kathy Elliot Jackson in Sterling. Brothers and Sisters, Bill and Cindy Cannon in Odessa, N. Y., Marylee Cannon in Lexton, S.C.; Trina Millaway at Moss Lake, Texas; Mike and Joelle Cannon in Tarpon Springs, Fla.; Kathy and Rick Hardy in Lexton, S.C.; Terry and Clyde Button of Elmira, N.Y.; Betsy and Tom Bailey in Rochester, N.Y. and his special friends Amber, Naomi, and Sonya. Jim is fondly remembered for his great story telling abilities and dry sense of humor. Arrangements are incomplete at this time but a Memorial will take place the last weekend of July.  Star Gazette – May 5, 2012  

 

CLEMONS Elizabeth Anne "Beth"

Lowman: died at her childhood home on Thursday, April 26, 2012 after she had fought diligently with a very difficult battle with a brain tumor. Beth was born in Elmira on November 2, 1946, one of a team. She was a daughter of Steward E. and Florence (Collins) Clemons. She was predeceased by her father and sister-in-law Betty Strawn Clemons. Beth is survived by mother Florence of Lowman; sisters Jean of Ithaca and Mary (her twin) of Syracuse; brother Steward E. Jr. of Franklin NC. Also surviving are 6 nieces and nephews along with their spouses and children. Beth operated Beautiful Brides by Beth, one of Syracuse's well known bridal couture. She loved making bridal dresses from scratch, designing or redesigning them. In her younger years Beth belonged to the Girl Scouts and 4H Clubs as well as 4H Council. She was a graduate of EFA Class of 1964 and St. Joseph's Hospital X-ray school. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – April 27, 2012   

 

COLLINGWOOD Justine Marie Collingwood Brown

25, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Branford, CT, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, in Elmira from injuries received in a car accident. She was the beloved daughter of Lorraine Johnson Collingwood of East Haven and R. Lowell Collingwood of Branford. Justine was born July 30, 1986 in New Haven and grew up in Branford. As a Girl Scout she earned her Silver Award and became a Brownie leader. She was an avid figure skater, skating with two synchronized skating teams, including one that went to the Nationals. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Branford and taught Sunday school there; she served as a camp counselor at Killam's Point Day Camp and Camp Totoket. She did mission work for two summers in Ecuador, and also did volunteer work and studied in Peru. Justine was a Past Worthy Advisor of Branford Assembly 19, Past Grand Patriotism, Past Grand Representative to several states and a member of the Grand Cross of Color, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She was a 2004 graduate of Branford High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2008 from Elmira College in NY with a Bachelor's Degree, majoring in Spanish, International Relations, Economics and Political Science, and she was a Rhodes Scholar nominee. After graduation she worked for the college as a book buyer for the book store. She was currently working as a child care professional for the Hillside Family of Agencies out of Rochester, NY. Besides her parents, Justine is survived by her brother, Jonathan Collingwood of Branford; her former husband, Stephen Brown of Elmira; her paternal grandparents, Robert and Barbara Collingwood of Spring Hill, FL; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Alyn and Donna Johnson. Friends may call Saturday afternoon from 1-4, with a service from 4-5, at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St., Branford. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Hillside Children's Center Foundation, 1183 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620.    Star Gazette – May 4, 2012 

 

CONNER Patricia A. Conner

Patricia A. Conner, age 54, of Elmira died Friday, April 27, 2012.  Predeceased by brother, Bobby Conner. She is survived by mother, Geraldine Dewert; sister, RoseMarie (Bruce); brother, Richard; aunts, Mary, Loretta, Virginia (Earl); uncle, Harold (Ann); several cousins; friends, Beverly, Shelly, Carol & Dr. Tapia, Roz & James, Patti, Lois and their families along with many more friends; canine, ChiChi; feline, Taz.  Those wishing may make a donation in Patricia’s name to Southern Tier Hospice (envelopes available at funeral home). The family will receive relatives and friends at from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Kalec Funeral Home 705 E. Church St., Elmira, NY. Her Funeral Service will be held immediately following at 3 p.m.   Bath Courier – May 4, 2012   

 

CROOKER Florence Marie Jacque

Age 99 died Wed. May 2, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Marie was born Aug. 17, 1912 in Pine City to Frank and Myrtle (Reasor) Crooker. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis S. Jacque in 1978; daughter, Marjorie Saunders in 1986; brother, Harold Crooker in 1995 and sister, Mabel Hollenbeck in 1987. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Pelling of Horseheads; granddaughters, Jill (Michael) Sando of Elmira Heights and Sherry Saunders of British Columbia, Canada; grandsons, Gavin (Christine) Pelling of Mill Neck, NY, Andrew (Robin) Pelling of Montclair, NJ, NY; Peter (Jo-Anne) Pelling of E. Islip, NY; sisters, Catherine Schwab of Elmira and Reida Miller of Horseheads; thirteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandson; several nieces nephews and cousins and a host of other extended family members. Marie is also survived by Jay Morales, whose special unselfish care made it possible for her to live her final years in her own home. At her request her services with the Barber Funeral Home took place privately. Her burial service next to her late husband Lewis will take place in Elmwood Cemetery in Caton, NY at the convenience of her family.  Star Gazette – May 6, 2012

 

CRUZ Che Xander Cruz

infant son of Brendon Cruz and Audrey Harkenrider was born into the arms of Angels on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Arnot Ogden  Memorial Hospital.  He never spent any time with us here on earth, but he's touched our hearts forever.  Che Xander is survived by Maternal Grandparents, James and Dorthy Harkenrider  Jr. of Beaver Dams; Paternal Grandparents, Angel and Sheila Cruz of Caton;  Maternal Great Grandparents, James and Beatrice Harkenrider of Beaver Dams;  Maternal Great Great Grandmother Beatrice Moshier of Corning; Paternal Great  Grandmother, Mary Conklin of Caton; Maternal Aunts, Lindsey, Erin, and Ellen  Harkenrider; Paternal Aunt, Melissa (Issac) Candelario.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.  Corning Leader – May 9, 2012 

 

DURTCHE Harry F. Durtche

Age 86, of Watkins Glen, died peacefully at home with his family on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. He is survived by seven children; a brother and sister; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.   Date of Birth: Sunday, May 31st, 1925  Date of Death:  Tuesday, May 8th, 2012  Star Gazette – May 10, 2012 

 

FENSTERMAKER Edna Mae Shoemaker Grimm

88, of Muncy Valley, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 12, 1923, in Greenwood Township, Columbia County, she was a daughter of the late Domer F. and Myrtle V. Strong Fenstermaker. Edna was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed assisting the elderly. She was also an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, painting, reading and all types of puzzles. Surviving are two sons, Harold L. Shoemaker of Mildred and Frank L. Shoemaker Jr. of Eagles Mere; two daughters, Lenna B. (Clarence) Bruch of Muncy and Mary A. (Leo) Fiester of Muncy Valley;13 grandchildren;17 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Edna was preceded in death by her first husband of 34 years, Frank L. Shoemaker Sr.; her second husband of 23 years, John W. Grimm; two daughters, Alice M. Edkin and Christine B. Shoemaker; a grandson, Keith Shoemaker; a great-granddaughter, Melissa Bruch; three brothers, Grover, Gordon and Glenn Fenstermaker; two sisters, Grace Stackhouse and Thelma Sullos; a niece, Elsie Wertman; and a nephew, Dale Stackhouse. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Eagles Mere Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review – April 27, 2012 

 

FISHER Helen Fisher Wittry

died May 8, 2012, at the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home. She was born Jan. 30, 1926, the daughter of Capt. James L. and Mary Vought Fisher. Helen was a 1944 graduate of Towanda High School, and earned a BFA degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.  Helen started her career as an assistant buyer for the B. Altman's Department Store in New York. She went on to the Brooklyn Children's Museum, where she became director. She later joined the staff at the Cranbrook Institute in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., as a curator. Helen returned to Towanda in 1982 working as the bookmobile librarian for the Bradford County Library System. Helen was a lifetime member of the Che-Hanna Rock and Mineral Club, the AAUW, the Wednesday Club and the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She volunteered at the "Wish-You-Well" gift shop for several years. Helen was also an avid bridge player.  Helen is predeceased by her parents and sisters, Marilouise Cleveland and Sally Loose, and former husband, Warren Wittry.  She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and George "Zeb"Lehman of Standing Stone; nieces Winifred Cleveland Sherman and her husband Douglas of Irwin, Pamela Wolber and husband James of Whitesboro, N.Y., Elizabeth Blose and her husband Jeffrey of Wichita, Kans., Emily Loose of New York City, Deborah Lehman of Meadville, Mary Ellen Lavin and her husband John of Jackson Heights, N.Y., Charlotte Lyon and her husband Stephen of Troy, George E. Lehman, Jr. and his wife Jane of Erin, N.Y., Dolly Tarreto of Laceyville and James Lehman of Dushore; and several grand-nieces and nephews.  Helen was a favorite of the staff at the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, much loved for her sense of humor and positive attitude. She will be greatly missed by the personnel there, who gave her such loving care.  According to Helen's wishes, there will be no funeral. A social reception to honor her memory will be held at a later date, to be announced. Memorials to Helen may be directed to the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or to the Bradford County Library. Towanda Daily Review – May 9, 02012

 

FIVIE Herbert "Bud"

Memorial Services for Herbert "Bud" Fivie will be held on Sunday, May 6th, at 2 p.m. at the Schuyler County Veterans Memorial Park at the intersection of RT 228 and County RT 10. Family and Friends are invited to attend. A reception to honor Bud's life will follow at the Odessa American Legion Post #676 directly across from the Memorial Park.  Star Gazette – April 29, 2012

 

GREENLAND Earl D. Greenland

32, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Monday, May 7, 2012 at home.  He was born on October 22, 1979 in Huntingdon, Pa., the son of William and Carol Reed Greenland. Earl was a wonderful husband, father, son, and brother and was devoted to his family. He enjoyed derby cars, loved to bowl, play pool, watch NASCAR and dirt track race car driving. Earl enjoyed classic cars and going to classic car shows.  He worked at G.E. Railcar and was a member of J.E. Wheelock Hose Company.  He is predeceased by cousin, Dee Taylor, Jr. May 5, 2008, infant son, Dylan 2000, and grandmother Helen Reed 2010.  Earl is survived by his wife Bobbi Jo at home, children: Daven Greenland of Three Springs, Pa., and Rylan Greenland of Athens, Pa.; parents, William and Carol Greenland of Calvin, Pa., sister Amy (Nathan) Whitsel of Three Springs, Pa., brother William (Kris) Greenland of Mapleton Depot, Pa., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, N.Y. A Memorial Service will follow at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Earl’s memory to: J.E. Wheelock Hose Company, 217 North Street, Sayre, Pa., 18840.  Sayre Morning Times – May 9, 02012

 

HALL Daniel Raymond Hall

age 59, of Coopers Plains, died  on Saturday, May 5, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on October 15, 1952 in Elmira, the son of Raymond L. and the late Irene E. (Shephard) Hall. He married Kathleen Ellis on July 4, 1996 at Bethal Assembly of God Church in Bath.  Daniel worked at Dresser Rand, enjoyed camping, bowling and horseshoes. He attended the Bethal Assembly of God Church and spent time at the Dresser Rand outings. He liked to travel and spend time with his family. He will be remembered for his attention to detail and his love for his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, sons, Timothy Hall of Beaver Dams and Christopher Hall of Beaver Dams, father, Raymond L. Hall of Corning, step sons, Richard LaDieu of Thurston, Michael LaDieu of Savona, and William LaDieu of Savona, granddaughter, Kathleen Ann Hall of Hawaii, step grandchildren, Brendan Wentling, Ashdan LaDieu, Aurora LaDieu, Cooper LaDieu, Evan Lansborough, Joshua Hall, and Melissa Bowers, and mother-in-law, Harriet Ellis of Coopers Plains.  A memorial service honoring the life of Daniel will be held at the First Assembly Of God Church, 260 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm.  Those wishing may make donations in Daniel’s name to the First Assembly Of God Church, 260 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY 14830.  Corning Leader – May 7, 2012   

 

HAMPSEY Ronald A. (Art) Hampsey

age 72 of 375 Andrea Lane, Milan, Pa., formally of Laceyville, Pa., died on Thursday afternoon, May 3, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Art was born in Meshoppen, Pa. on Feb. 22, 1940, a son of the late Arthur Paul Hampsey Jr. and Evelyn Staights Hampsey. Art was in the final graduating class of the Meshoppen High School class of 1957. He was retired from Osram Sylvania where he worked as a laboratory technician for 33 years.  Prior to his career with Sylvania, he worked for Ansco in Johnson City, N.Y. and served his country in the United States Army as a Radio Intercept Specialist at Fort Jackson, S.C. and Fort Hood, Texas. He lived a full life starting in scholastic athletics as a basketball and baseball letterman. He participated in numerous adult softball and basketball leagues in his younger years. Later he touched many lives as a little league baseball and men's softball coach of many championship teams in the area. He also served as a volunteer firefighter and was an assistant chief for the Laceyville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company. Art enjoyed hunting, camping and traveling. He spent life after retirement, golfing and traveling the United States and Western Europe. Art wintered many years in Dunellon, Fla. as a Pennsylvania snowbird, visiting with other retirees from the Towanda area. He loved collecting and is remembered as a friend to all he encountered. Art was a loving father, uncle and grandfather. He is survived by his son Ronald Arthur Hampsey II his wife Gabrielle and three granddaughters; Casey, Jamie and Molly all of Tunkhannock, Pa.; his son Russell Hampsey; granddaughter, Christina and grandson, Nicholas all of Tampa, Fla.; and his daughter, Rebecca DePue and her husband Matthew, of Montrose, Pa. Also his step-daughters, Brenda Polons of Meshoppen, Pa. and Karen Maxwell, of Wyalusing, Pa.; his brothers Robert and his wife Elaine Hampsey, of Montgomery, Ala. and Donald Hampsey, of Laceyville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Art is also survived by his long time companion with whom he lived with for the last few years Mary Lacey of Milan, Pa. Besides his parents, Art was preceded in death by an infant son, Randall Hampsey, and an infant daughter, Rhonda Hampsey, as well as his sister, Naomi O'Sullivan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Wade Clauser, of the Herrickville Hope Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen, Pa.   Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Graveside military services will be conducted at the Overfield Cemetery with 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 VFW.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Goodwill Fire Company, P.O. Box 207, Laceyville, PA 18623.  Towanda Daily Review – May 6, 2012 

 

HARNAS Timothy Harnas

54, Sarasota, FL, formerly of Watkins Glen, NY, died April 26, 2012. A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2nd, at Palms-Robarts Funeral Home. Survivors include his daughter, Casey; brothers, Michael, Stephen, Anthony; and sister, Debra Karius; fiancée, Donna Hammond. Star Gazette – April 29, 2012  

 

HAUCK Ruth Mae Hauck Rote

of Chemung, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was 76. Born November 11, 1935 in BIoomsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of Esther and James Hauck. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Augustus Rote; children Russell Rote, David (Kathy) Rote, Steven Rote, Sharon (David) Gentilin, Jeffrey (Barbara) Rote, and Michael Rote; grandchildren Jennifer Rolls and fiance Matt Everson, Jason Freeman, Adam and John Gentilin, Sharlene, Megan, and Sabrina Rote, EIsi, Corey, Owen, and Kevin Rote, Matthew, Timothy, and Sarah Rote; great-grandchildren Iroquois, Dakota, Montana, Sequoia, and Laquota Rolls; Tevon, Tiara, Travis, Tiana, and Tristan Rote; brothers James (Gloria) Hauck Sr., BIoomsburg, Pa., and Edward (Ruth) Hauck, Virginia Beach, Va., and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her son Allen Rote, great-granddaughter Tamia Rote, and her brother Harold Hauck. A memorial service and a time of remembrance will be held Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Waverly at 23 Tioga St., Waverly, N.Y.   Sayre Morning Times – May 4, 2012

 

HINTZ  Thomas P.

Age 61 of Pine City, NY. He was born May 19, 1950 in Elmira, son of the late Edward T. and Mary Catherine (Drake) Hintz and died Monday, April 30, 2012 at home. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Edward J. Hintz. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Elaine (Miller); children and their spouses Michael and Jessica Hintz of Elmira, Michelle and Paul Pfister of Jasper, IN; granddaughter Montana Hintz of Elmira; sister Nancy Clark of Chemung. Tom retired from Hardinge, Inc. and was a member of the Twin Tiers Sportsmen. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, May 2nd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Thursday, May 3rd at 9:30 am followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Tom will rest in a spot he chose on his son's property. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Tom through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette – May 3, 2012   

 

HOLMES Ronald F. Holmes, Sr.

age 75, of Savona, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 4, 2012 at home. He was born on April 26, 1937 in Avoca, the son of the late Frederick and Norma (Hoad) Holmes.  He married Jennifer R. Dykes on July 15, 2000 in Savona. Ron was a member of Lifetime Trappers, Ordination New York State, New York State Sportsman Educator, and retired from Elmira Local Labor’s Union. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was the owner of Wildlife Consultant. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, sons, Mark (Debbie) Bardo of Las Vegas, Joseph (Tammy) Bardo of Corning, Ronald Holmes, Jr of Brooklyn, Langdon Holmes of Savona, and Jonathan Holmes of Savona, and a daughter, Norma Holmes of Savona, grandchildren, Joseph Bardo Jr, Jessica Bardo, Timothy Bardo Jennifer Bardo, Jeffrey Bardo, and Harrison Holmes, great grandchildren, Brianna Combs, Paige Bardo, and Carter Bardo, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Donald Holmes. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  A funeral service will be held there following calling hours at 4:00 pm. Burial will take place on Monday at 10:00 am at Seamans Cemetery in Savona.  Corning Leader – May 6, 2012 

 

HOSTRANDER Sandra L. (Hostrander) Davis

died on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at her home. Sandy was born on May 22, 1941 in Corning to Charles G. and Catherine W. Hostrander, who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her husband, Dwight M. Davis, Sr. in 2009.  Sandy graduated from Northside High School and attended Arnot Ogden School of Nursing, graduating from Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Nursing School in Brooklyn, New York. Sandy spent her entire career in the nursing field as an RN, most of it in long term care facilities, where she retired as a shift supervisor. Sandy is survived by a son, Dwight M. Davis, Jr., of Austin, Texas, a sister Susan (Doug) Kirchbaum, of Big Flats, NY, a brother David (Kathy) Hostrander, of Corning, NY, and several nieces and nephews. Sandy was a very warm, caring, loving and generous person who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A memorial service will be held later at the convenience of the family. 

Corning Leader – April 30, 2012   

 

HOWELL Baby Victoria Rose Howell

died on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Victoria Rose was the infant daughter of Christopher M. and Joy Sands Howell of Mehoopany.  Besides her parents, she is survived by her sisters, Nicole Agnes, nine, and Michaela Elizabeth Howell, 18 months, both at home; maternal grandparents, Jeff and Laurie Sands of Laceyville; paternal grandparents, Fran and Kim Howell of Mehoopany and Val and Ralph McCook of Tunkhannock; maternal great-grandparents, Jim and Jody Sands of Laceyville, Patricia and Wayne Parsons of New Albany, and Harold and Betty Fenton of Dushore, and paternal great-grandparents, Sarah Howell of Tunkhannock, Maxine Giberson of Tunkhannock and Doc and Nancy Ayers of Tunkhannock. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – May 3, 2012 

 

HUTCHESON Jeffery Alan Hutcheson

age 28, of Tioga, PA, died unexpectedly on May 1, 2012. Jeff was a good-natured, hard-working man that loved his family more than anything and had a special zeal for life. His favorite time of day was when he came home to see his childrens smiling faces.  Born on March 20, 1984 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Carl and Cindy (Finch) Hutcheson of Millerton, PA. He is survived by his wife, Meagan (Stermer) Hutcheson of Tioga, PA; a 2 year old son, Levi Corbin Hutcheson and one daughter, 4 month old Alexis Keylee Hutcheson, both at home; one brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Melissa Hutcheson of Tioga, PA; one sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Todd Degarmo of Wellsburg, NY; his paternal grandmother, Hazel Hutcheson of Millerton, PA and maternal grandmother, Yvonne Finch of Arizona. Jeff was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Hildreth Hutcheson in 1984, maternal grandfather, Ivan Finch in 2007 and maternal cousin, Clint Williams in 2003.  Jeff was an avid motorcyclist, a passion he shared with his Dad, and one he introduced to his son on his second birthday. He was an award-winning dirt bike rider, claiming several first place wins between 1998-2008 and taking home over 20 awards. His wins include first place in the 2001 WYNOA Barbed Wire Hare Scramble and first place in the 2006 Hogback Hill Motocross 201cc+ Amateur Hare Scramble. In addition to motor bikes, he also loved mountain biking, and often carved his own trails through the mountains between Tioga and Mansfield with his wife.  Jeff was a proficient mechanic and enjoyed working in the garage with his Dad, brother and son. Jeff was creative through and through. He had an artistic eye and could do or create just about anything he put his mind to. Jeff found his niche in the workforce by spending his time outdoors. He enjoyed working in construction and took pride in building the Route 15 bridge in Tioga. After an injury, he changed careers and found new enjoyment in truck driving. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 4:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Debbie Button officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffery Hutcheson Memorial Fund, Citizens and Northern Bank, PO Box 489, Tioga, PA   Wellsboro Gazette – May 3, 2012    

 

KEENE Edward

On Thursday, May 3, 2012, God called one of his finest angels home. Edward (Papa) Keene died peacefully in the Robert Packer Hospital with his family by his bedside. Edward was born May 18, in Waverly, the son of the late Floyd and Susie (Hoover) Keene. Ed lived his entire life in Barton. He worked on the family farm and was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Conrail for 37 years until his retirement. Ed was an active member of the Masonic Tioga Lodge #534 in Smithboro and received a Citizenship Award from the Tioga Central School District in 1988 for his dedicated community service. As his children grew, he was always involved in their many activities from Little League and Tioga Youth Organization (TYO) to their high school sporting activities. He continued that dedication with his grandchildren. His whole life revolved around his wife and family. Ed and his wife Carol could be found at wrestling matches, basketball games, soccer and field hockey fields and baseball fields from Waverly to Alabama! Ed was a diehard Yankee fan and enjoyed watching the games with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed traveling to Yankee games with his brother Jerry and sister-in-law Mary. He was the epitome of a husband, father, grandfather, friend and everything that a man should be. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Carol (Hand) Keene and children; Kenny (Tommi) Keene of Fuquay Varina; Daniel (Kathleen) Keene of Barton; David Keene of Barton; Katheryn (Tom) Hendershot of Barton; Karen (Lindsey) Colegrove of Athens; and Colleen (Fredric) Orsino of Utica; their grandchildren, Melissa, Jeremy and Stepanie Keene; Miles, Caroline and Megan Keene; Travis Keene; Brandon, Brian, Paige, Parker and Pierce Hendershot; Zachary, Shane and Kirsten Colegrove; and Amanda, Maria and Alyssa Orsino and great-grandchildren Amaya Elizabeth Hendershot and Kaden McCrory and his faithful dog Winnie. He is also survived by his siblings, Shirley Millard of Barton; Dick (Lois) Keene of Nichols; Jerry (Mary) Keene of Waverly; Elizabeth (Jim) Birney of Waverly; Louise (Maurice) Fay of Athens and Lois (Fred) Hill of Barton. He is also survived by his dear friends Barry and Rosann Davis. Atime of gathering with family and friends will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  The celebration of Edward’s life will be Sunday, May 6, 2012, 4 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, New York with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring his memory.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, New York.   Sayre Morning Times – May 4, 2012 

 

KELLEY Margaret "Peggy" Kelley Shortsleeve

died peacefully on April 26, 2012. Born Margaret Helena Kelley on December 17, 1921 she was a graduate of Regis College and was married to Dr. Joseph F. Shortsleeve, who died in 1980. She is survived by their eight children, Michael Joseph Shortsleeve (Lincoln, MA), Brian Francis Shortsleeve (Cataumet MA), Cathleen Anne Shortsleeve Miller (Cummaquid MA), John Kevin Shortsleeve (Newburyport MA), Mary Virginia Shortsleeve Dorato (Brighton, MA), Joseph Michael Shortsleeve (Weston MA), Christopher Connor Shortsleeve (Medfield MA) and Kevin Kelley Shortsleeve (Newport News VA), twenty grandchildren and six great grandchildren. For a detailed obituary, go to Peggy's "wall" on Facebook, "Peggy Kelley Shortsleeve." Funeral: May 5, 11:00 a.m., St. Julia's Parish Church, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston MA 02493, 781-899-2611. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sen t to St. Julia's Parish in memory of Peggy Shortsleeve.   Boston Globe - May 2, 2012

 

LABZENTIS Vincent “Bill” W. Labzentis

90, of Jessup Twp., PA, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Golden Living Center, Scranton. Born Jan. 10, 1922 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Peter C. and Anna M. (Yucus) Labzentis. His wife, Jean D. (Palmer) Labzentis, predeceased him in 2005. Bill worked as a dairy farmer for many years, followed by a second career at IBM in Endicott, NY. He retired from IBM in 1984 and enjoyed woodworking and taking care of a small farm and orchard during his retirement years.  The family wishes to thank the staff of Meadowview Senior Living Center, Montrose, and Golden Living Center, Scranton, for the care given during his stays.  Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, David V. Labzentis of Danielson, CT, Michael R. Labzentis of Montrose, Daniel and Patricia Labzentis of Apalachin, NY; granddaughter and her spouse, Amy and Kyle Vitale of Virginia Beach, VA; sister-in-law, Wilma Palmer of Montrose and nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by sisters, Anna Bolles, Charlotte Bendock and Helen Yurgatis and a brother-in-law, Glen Palmer.  Funeral services were held Saturday, April 28 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, with visitation from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Endless Mountains Health Systems Building Fund, 25 Grow Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801 or to the Rush Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 5, Lawton, PA 18828.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – May 3, 2012 

 

LATSHAW John F. Latshaw, Sr.

age 76, of Buck Rd., Wellsboro, Pa. died May 1, 2012. He was the husband of Fannie Elaine Pennell, whom he married on July 7, 1956. John was born November 11, 1935 in Pottstown, Pa. He was retired from Massey-Bishop Co., Exton, Pa., and also was a farmer. John attended Draper Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman; he also enjoyed 4-wheeling and gardening. Surviving is his wife Fannie Elaine; sons, Eaton Robert Latshaw, Pottsville, Pa., John Latshaw, Jr., Mahanoy City, Pa., David Latshaw, Pottsville, Pa.; a daughter, Alice Marie Myers; granddaughter Felicia Myers whom they raised, granddaughter, Kimberly Latshaw, Mahanoy City, Pa., twelve additional grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A son Austin preceded John. At his request, there will be no viewing or funeral service. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home",

Funeral home obituary – May 5, 2012 

 

LESH Douglas James Lesh

age 58, died Friday, April 27th. He is the son of Donna Donahue Lesh and the late Richard J. Lesh. Doug will surely be missed by his life soul mate, Maureen Stangle; his brothers, Donald E. Lesh and wife, Lori, Darryl V. Lesh and wife, Tammy; and his sisters, Doreen M. Lesh Vargo and husband, Edward, Deneen A. Lesh Diller and husband, George, and Dawn G. Lesh Rose and husband, Rich. Doug will best be remembered for his amazing musical talents. He was adept at playing the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, and guitar. Doug played in some amazing bands, such as The Bluegrass Hoppers, The Diamondback Rattlers, The Skillet Lickers, and Spurs of the Moment. He has picked with the likes of Paul Warren, Eddie Adcock, Gene Johnson, Jeff Wiser, and rubbed shoulders with John Duffy. Doug played on the Channel 12 Morning Show (1978) with the Spurs of the Moment (along with his brother, Don) introducing Binghamton viewers to Bluegrass music. He was featured as a banjo player on the album, Hung Up On the Voices of Bluegrass. He played many benefits and toured with the Voices of Bluegrass while winning many prestigious awards. Doug was a gifted song writer and a master of the art of woodworking. Doug had a great love of life and never missed an opportunity to celebrate it. Please remember his unique sense of humor and his compassion for others. Calling hours are Saturday, May 5th, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at 92 Main Street, Van Etten, NY (formerly the Van Etten Catholic Church). A Celebration of Doug's life will begin at 3:00 p.m. Refreshments immediately following service.   Star Gazette – April 29, 2012    

 

LOTT Dorothy “Dottie” Mae Lott Goodwin

of Forkston, PA died on April 29 at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, PA at the age of 82. She had been a resident of the retirement community since August 2011.  Born in 1929, she was the fourth child of Wilson Lott and Gladys Jayne Lott Trowbridge. She had four siblings: Byron, Ellen, Verne, and Elizabeth (Betty). Wilson died at a relatively young age, and the family lived at various farms around Forkston, Lovelton, and Mehoopany. She graduated from Mehoopany High School in 1947 and went on to college at East Stroudsburg University. She graduated from that institution in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education, the first of her family to earn a bachelor’s degree.  Physically active her entire life, Dottie particularly enjoyed swimming “in the crick” and hiking local trails. On several occasions she hiked over Dutch Mountain from Forkston to Noxen with family and friends. She loved nature and was very observant of God’s creation.  After completing her studies at East Stroudsburg, she pursued a career in nursing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 1954 and a master’s degree in the same field from Syracuse University soon after. She went on to become a member of the nursing faculty at Syracuse University, teaching there in the 1960s. Later she served on the nursing staffs at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, and Tyler Memorial. While at Robert Packer, she was also a faculty member at Mansfield University.   She was beloved by her family, patients and students because of her kindness and careful attention. She was always willing to share her knowledge of medicine and skills as a caretaker with family, neighbors and friends. She returned to the area from Cleveland in 1980 to help with the care of her mother who was suffering from dementia.  In 1987, at the age of 57, she married her Forkston neighbor Harold Goodwin after a long courtship. The couple was happily married until his death in 2007.  Dottie was an active member of Mehoopany Baptist Church and the Forkston Grange. She will be remembered for her generous and caring spirit, her friendly and fun-loving demeanor, and her love for the Lord. Her Savior Jesus Christ was very important to her.  She is survived by her brother, Verne of Elizabethtown; her stepchildren, Dorothy Goodwin of Hudson, OH and John Goodwin of Jericho, VT; her brother in-law, Roger Twidt of Hudson, FL; her niece, Alissa Hood of Schroon Lake, NY; nephew, Brian Twidt of Raleigh, NC, their spouses and families. Many cousins also mourn her loss, but celebrate her life and rejoice that she is with her Savior.  Interment will be in the Forkston Cemetery and a memorial service is planned for June 10 at Mehoopany Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Visitation with the family will start at 3:30 p.m.  Memorials may be sent to Mehoopany Baptist Church or to Word of Life Ministries, P. O. Box 600, Schroon Lake, NY 12870 for the Hood’s ministry.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – May 10, 2012    

 

MARZO Joseph J. Marzo

Age 62, of #36 Norway Ridge Road, Woodhull, NY, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his residence. He was born July 10, 1949 in Blossburg, Pa. the son of Benjamin and Patricia Doan Marzo.  Joe was a graduate of Penn State University, was previously employed by Citizens and Northern Bank and owned and operated Marzo Beer Dist. for “38” years. He was a member of Elkland Moose Lodge #746, the Knoxville Firehall, Arnot & Hillside Sportmans clubs, the Galeton V.F.W. and St. Thomas Catholic Church, Elkland, Pa.  Joe was an avid deer hunter. Survived by his Wife of “33” years- Glenda; Son- Anthony “Bubba” Marzo & Trina Wilson, Woodhull, NY; Daughter- Nicole “Rob” Lee, Elkland, Pa; Grandchildren- Sydney Barley and Cole Joseph Lee, Elkland, Pa; Mother- Pat Marzo, Elkland, Pa; Aunt- “Kitty” Giantomasi, Elkland, Pa; Sisters-in-law- Sandy Marzo, Elkland, Pa. & Robin Aldrich, Elkland, Pa; “Special Friends”- Randy Doan & Ben Walters; Children- Ben Marzo, Loyalsock, Pa. & Mitch Marzo, Fairbanks, Alaska and several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.  He was preceded in death by his Father, Ben & his Brother, Terry.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 2-4 PM. at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Elkland Area Community Library and the Elkland Little League.   Star Gazette – May 10, 2012 

 

MILLS Dorothy E. Stone

85, formerly of Hammondsport, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira. She was born December 3, 1926 in Bath, the daughter of William and Edith Stratton Mills. He husband, Claude E. Stone, predeceased her on June 5, 1980. Dorothy was a self-employed caregiver in this area, and also did laundry for people for years. She was an avid harmonica player, member of the Fingerlakes Singers, very active in the Hammondsport United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir for many years, and also of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Wine Country Senior Citizens. Surviving are several nieces and nephews and special friend Don Zimmer. Friends may attend a memorial service Thurs-day, May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Hammondsport United Methodist Church, Rev. Paul J. Rowley will officiate.  Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hammondsport Methodist Church. After the committal service at the cemetery, everyone is invited to the church for a coffee hour. Arrangments are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.  Corning Leader – April 30, 2012   

 

MULVANEY Nancy M. Foreman

72, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Robert Packer Hospital after a long battle with many physical adversities. Prior to her death, she enjoyed a fabulous weekend of good health, laughs, and memories with her children and several friends. Nancy was born on Sept. 2, 1939, in Pomeroy, the daughter of Malcolm and Elizabeth (Leike) Mulvaney. She was married to John J. Foreman of Parkesburg.  In the 60s, she raced her Corvette in the Powder Puff Races. She worked for the Parkesburg Police Department, where her favorite duty was handing out candy on holidays to every student from Parkesburg Elementary School that crossed her street. Nancy was a caregiver for many years to her father-in-law, and then operated a nursing home out of the family home. She then worked at the Bradford County Manor and Pepper's Pantry. She was an active member of Family Haven Church in Troy. But she will be best known for her selfless giving and caring always remembering friends and relatives.  She is survived by sons Randy R. Scrafford Sr. (Jean Scrafford) and MicKenzie T. Scrafford (Geri Streett) of Parkesburg and Brett A. Scrafford (Ken Hodder) of Troy; daughters Jennifer Beth Chapman of Burlington and Carol (John) Wentworth of Morgantown; grandchildren Tonya (Erick) Ballard, Malcolm Mulvaney, Jeremiah Chapman, Heather Scrafford, John (Katie) Wentworth, and Lisa (Eddie) Norris; great grandchildren Isaiah, Haden, Rylan, Malcolm, John, Dominick, Alise, Maddie, Grant, Paige, Little Darnell, Mia, and Karen (with more on the way!); brother-in-law Bill Brackin; and nephew James Moretz. Nancy was pre-deceased by her parents Mack and Betty Mulvaney, husband John J. Foreman, sisters Connie Brackin and Cindy Moretz, granddaughter Jennifer Lynn and grandson Randy Scrafford, Jr.  Funeral services are provided by life-long friends at Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 and 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, May 7 at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg. There will be a Service of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Monday followed by the Committal at Friendship Methodist Cemetery in Gum Tree.  There will also be a service of celebration and thanksgiving for Nancy at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Church of Christ (Disciples) in Canton.  In lieu of flowers, please offer donations in Nancy's honor to The American Heart Association , The American Cancer Society , The Humane Society, and/or Family Haven Church.  Towanda Daily Review – May 4, 2012  

 

MURPHY J. Michael Murphy

age 68, of Nisbet, Pa., formerly of Dushore, Pa., died on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Mike was born in Dushore, on Feb. 1, 1944 a son of the late Bernard N. and Helen Ballentine Murphy. He attended St. Basil's High School and graduated from Turnpike High School, a member of the class of 1962.  Mike married the former Jeannie L. Johnson of Williamsport on Oct. 12, 2001. He retired from Cleveland Brothers in Turbotville in 2009 after 40 years of service. Mike was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., and a member of the White Ash Land Association, and the Knights of Columbus in Williamsport. He most enjoyed participating with his friends in activities at the Monroe Hunting Club, where he was a member for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was very adept at finding old tractors and completely restoring them.  Surviving are his spouse, Jeannie at home; son Joseph (Rachael) Murphy of Boston, Mass.; daughters Mary (Jeff) Sheaffer of Montoursville, Pa., Ann (Chris) Davidson of Baltimore, Md.; step-daughters Tricia (Marshall) Corbin of Nesbit and Tammy Shoalts of Williamsport; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. The family will received friends at the church from 10:30 A.M. until the time of the Mass. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be directed to the American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review – May 6, 2012   

 

MURPHY Judith Ann Zimmer

who retired to Winter Haven, Florida, was a long time resident of Horseheads, NY by winter and of Long Lake, New York by summer, died unexpectedly on September 5, 2011. Judy was the daughter of the late Bernice (Nester) Murphy and Frederick Murphy of Utica, New York. She is predeceased by her brother William Murphy; sisters-in-law Patricia Murphy (Utica, NY) and Pauline Murphy (Denver, CO); one son, George Zimmer (Oneida, NY); and one step granddaughter, Katie DelGaudio (Alpharetta, GA). She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Martin) van der Grinten (Big Flats, NY), Lisa Eichholtz (Louisville, KY); sons Fred (Jean) Zimmer (Auburn, NY), Bruce (Catherine) Zimmer (Alpharetta, GA); siblings Sheila (Bill) Graveline (Ardmore, AL) and Fred Murphy (Denver, CO); 9 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters, 4 nephews and 4 nieces. Judy graduated from Proctor High School and MVCC in Utica, NY. She retired from Agway Inc. She will be interred on May 24, 2012 at St. Agnes Cemetery, 605 Arthur Street, Utica, NY at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association.  Star Gazette – May 6, 2012   

 

MURRAY James L. Murray

60, of Towanda, formerly of Bellefonte, died Tuesday, May 2, 2012, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Dec. 4, 1951, in Middleton Conn., he was the son of the late Kermit and Betty (Martin) Murray. He married Robin (Cole) Murray, who survives at home.  Jim was a graduate of Bellefonte Area High School and Penn State University. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a master chief. He was an electrical occupational instructor at Northern Tier Career Center for over eight years. He was a member the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.  Along with his wife Robin, he is survived by his two sons, Nathan Murray (Sharon), of Wyalusing and Daniel Murray (Jennifer) of Clarence; one sister, Susan Murray, of Bellefonte; and two brothers, Mike Murray, of Bellefonte and Doug Murray, of Greensboro, N.C.  A memorial service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2012 at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, PA 16823. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Bradford County Humane Society, Route 220, Ulster, PA 18850.   Towanda Daily Review – May 4, 2012   

 

PARSONS Lana M. Allphin

age 61, of Troy, PA, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Lana was born December 26, 1950 in Troy, PA, a daughter of Donald Parsons and Marilyn (Baxter) Harris. She was the widow of the late William Allphin. Lana was employed as an LPN at Robert Packer Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with her children.  Lana is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bret and Danielle Allphin of Marietta, OH; a daughter, Lacey (Ben Hulslander) Connell of Troy, PA; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Gary Burroughs of Leesburg, VA, Barbara and Mike Yanchuk of Troy, PA; a special sister-in-law, Bonnie Donnelly of Marietta, OH; mother-in-law, Kathleen Gray of Marietta, OH. She was predeceased by her husband, William in 1995 and a brother-in-law, Russell in 2006.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Lanas memory may be made to the Troy Community Hospital, Elmira St., Troy, PA 16947. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Towanda Daily Review – May 4, 2012

 

PHILLIPS Edward Laverne Phillips

85, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Inverness, FL. He was born September 5, 1926 in Elmira, NY. Mr. Phillips was a Steel worker. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Elmira, NY. He is survived by his sons, David L. Phillips of Kissimmee, FL and Edward W. Phillips of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; daughter, Connie R. Reddon of Gansevoort, NY; 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Phillips. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Elmira, NY. The family requests that there be no flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society .  Star Gazette – May 4, 2012

 

PORTER Linda Jean (Porter) Merrill

64, of Conklin, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly April 27, 2012.  Born May 3,1947, she was the daughter of Wilford and Jean (Swayze) Porter of Canton. She attended and graduated from Canton High School in 1965.  She is survived by her husband, John Merrill of Conklin, N.Y.; two daughters, Tina (Todd) Congdon of Troy and Jennifer (Len) Rutecki of Bellfonte; one son, Mark (Marissa) Rockwell, Sayre; five grandchildren, Casie (Todd) Vargson, Brietta and Anna Rutecki, and Carson and Kendall Rockwell; a father, Wilford (Bill) Porter of Florida; three sisters Suzanne (Jon) Palo of Washington, and Deborah Porter and Amy Orr, both of Florida. Also survived by her first husband, Gary Rockwell, Troy.  She was predeceased by her Mother Jean (Swayze) Porter (1970), brother Thomas (1956) and infant grandson Logan Rutecki (1997).  She will rest at Park Cemetery in Canton, following a graveside family service.  In lieu of flowers, gifts may be directed In memory of Linda (Porter) Merrill to Citizens & Northern Bank, Troy, PA 16947 for grandchildren's future plans.  Towanda Daily Review – May 2, 2012

 

ROSE John R. “Jack” Rose

76, of Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday morning, May 8, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. John was born in Scranton, Pa., to John and Gertrude Shaw Rose. He enjoyed a 37- year career with IBM Federal Systems Division and was a volunteer firefighter with Howard Elmer Hose Company No. 4 in Sayre.  John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Green Rose; his daughter, Cynthia Rose Simon of Horseheads, N.Y.; son-in-law, Mark Simon; grandson, Mark Simon Ill.; granddaughter, Lindsey Simon; son, Stephen Rose of Sayre, Pa.; and daughter-in law, Sharon Rosh Rose.   Abiding with John’s request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. Interment will be private.  The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre is assisting the Rose Family with arrangements.  Sayre Morning Times – May 10, 2012

 

RUGER Kenneth E. Ruger

age 88, of Warren Center, formerly of Terry Township, Bradford County, died on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Ken was born in Sullivan County on May 26, 1923 a son of the late Stanley W. & Sara Tiffany Ruger. He graduated from the Loyalsock Vo-tech High School in Estella, a member of the class of 1943. He lived in Terry Township until last year when he moved to Warren Center. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved all animals. He worked for a long time at the McDonough Manufacturing Company of Monroeton, PA retiring in 1988. Surviving: Friends and caregivers, Mark & Rebecca Eidson, of Warren Center; two brothers: Gerald Ruger of Rome, PA and Herbert Ruger of Doylestown, PA and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Barry A Ruger in 1938, Duane Ruger in 1940, and Louis R. Ruger in 1998. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairmont Cemetery, Forksville, PA.  Funeral home obituary – April 30, 2012   

 

RUGGERO Grace Sarin

Age 79, of Burdett, NY, died on April 25, 2012, at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY. A graveside committal service will be held at the Union Cemetery of Hector in Burdett on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 10:00am. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Sarin and son, Richard English. She is survived by sons, Robert English of FL, Ronald English of FL; step-son, Harry (Theresa) Sarin of Long Island, NY; step-daughters, Donna (Albert) Maldonado of Long Island, NY, Andrea (Joseph) Giordano, Long Island, NY; brother, Daniel (Marie) Ruggero; sister-in-law, Elsie Lachman of FL; and six grandchildren, Harry Sarin, Jr., Nicholas Sarin, Amanda Sarin, Joseph Giordano, Jr., Samantha Giordano and Emily Grace English; and nieces, Natalia Speechley and Noel Couch.  Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.     Funeral home obituary – May 3, 2012   

 

RUSSELL Roberta R. Metcalfe

age 78, of Jamestown, died Thursday (May 3, 2012) in WCA Hospital after a sudden illness. She died peacefully with her children at her bedside. She was born August 7, 1933 in Jamestown, the daughter of the late Harold and Mildred Cosgrave Russell. Roberta returned here with her family after her husband retired from military service. Roberta was a graduate of Jamestown High School and had been employed by Uniguard Insurance and Chautauqua General Insurance Company. She retired from at Taber & Taber Insurance. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving are three children: Debra (James) Apperson of Ft. Washington, MD, Donna (Roy) Kanenberg of Sophia, NC and Charles (Breigh) Metcalfe of Elmira, NY; seven grandchildren: Christopher Apperson; Matthew and Travis Stull; Ted, Scott, Claire, and Sarah Metcalfe, and their mother, Marcia Metcalfe; also two great grandchildren: Michael and Justin Apperson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin A. Metcalfe, whom she married August 5, 1952 in Falconer and who died April 16, 2012; a brother, Harold Russell; and two sisters: Doris Beckstrom and Mary Jane Tracy. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Timothy D. Phelps will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received by the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the funeral service Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the Falconer United Methodist Church, 201 North Work Street, Falconer, NY 14733.  Star Gazette – May 6, 2012

 

SEAGERS Mary

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, January 21, 1937

Westfield — Mrs. Mary Seagers Benn, 84, died Saturday. She was born Sept. 6 1852 at Westfield.  She was the daughter of Almira Rixford and Henry Seagers.  On August 17, 1873, she was united in marriage to Marcene Benn and to them was born a daughter, Anna. A lifelong resident of Westfield she was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Westfield. She is survived by her daughter Mrs. Anna Purple of Westfield; three grandchildren: Mrs. Herbert

Behrman of Rochester, N.Y.; Mrs. Frank Monroe of Westfield and Howard Purple of Rochester, N. Y.; one great-grandson, Jack Yeager.

 

SHRIMP Robert C. Shrimp

Robert C. Shrimp, 65, of Dushore, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Robert was born on July 16, 1946 in Sayre, the son of the late Howard and Dorothy Sherman Shrimp. He was formerly employed by Herman Rynveld Sons in New Albany, Clark Transportation and Wickwire Trucking in Wysox. Robert was a member of the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, playing pool and darts.

Surviving are his wife, Renee Lawrence Shrimp; children Daniel Howard Shrimp of Monroeton, Donald Charles Shrimp of Monroeton, Duane Robert (Ann) Shrimp of Waverly, N.Y. and Clairene Jean Mae (Kenneth) Bartholomew of Monroeton; stepdaughter Nichole Silvers of New Albany; 11 grandchildren and a step granddaughter; brothers Howard Shrimp Jr. of Overton, William (Caroline) Shrimp of North Carolina and Edward Shrimp of North Carolina; sisters Catherine Carner of Mildred, Shirley (Eugene) Richland of Dushore and Rose (David) Edkins of New York; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by; a daughter, Roberta Elizabeth Shrimp on Jan. 4, 1987, and a brother, Jerry Shrimp. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Terry VanHorn of the New Albany Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Clairene Bartholomew, 398 Bartholomew Lane, Monroeton, PA 18832 in Robert's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – May 2, 2012  

 

SKINNER Walter C. Jr. "Bud"

Age 67 of Alpine, NY, died on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Bath VA Medical Center, Bath, NY. He was born on November 28, 1944 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Walter and Ellen (Gable) Skinner Sr. Surviving is his wife of 42 years, Rose Fish of Alpine, NY; his children, Timothy (Jennifer) Skinner of Odessa, NY, Robert S. Skinner of Rochester, NY, April (David) Moore of Interlaken, NY, and Patrick (Sarah) Skinner of Savona, NY; grandchildren, Benjamin, Meagan, Alexis, Kalyn, Jacob, Page, Christopher and Alex; great granddaughter Phoenix; brother, Robert C. Skinner and sister Bonnie (Larry) Spencer both of Seneca Falls, NY; many nieces, nephews and family friends. Walter served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a Black Top engineer with Dalrymple Construction with 41 years of dedicated service. Walter also was an avid hunter and fisherman. Family and friends are invited to the Odessa American Legion, 2532 Steam Mill Rd., Odessa, NY 14869 on Wednesday May 9th 2012 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of call hours at 2:00 p.m. Interment, with Military Honors will follow in Laural Hill Cemetery. Star Gazette – May 6, 2012  

 

SMITH Virginia S. Knapp

90, formerly of Horseheads, NY, wife of the late Jason Knapp, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Evergreen Health Care Center, Stafford Springs, CT. She was born in Valois, NY, daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Chrysler) Smith. Virginia spent most of her life in Horseheads, where she retired as a secretary from A & P Foods, and was a member and active volunteer of St. Matthew Church, where she was a member of a luncheon group called the 39ers. After recently moving to Stafford Springs, she spent time making friends at the Stafford Senior Center. She also enjoyed watching theatrical plays and traveling. Virginia is survived by her two children, Linda Henley and her husband Russ Andrews of Syracuse, NY, and Mark Henley and his wife Cindy of Stafford Springs, CT; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by 11 siblings. Funeral services with burial in Valois Cemetery, Valois, NY, will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 9376, Framingham, MA 01701. Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, CT has care of the arrangements.   Star Gazette – May 11, 2012      

 

SMITH William A. Smith

72, of Odessa, NY, died on April 28, 2012. A graveside service will be held at the Hector Presbyterian Cemetery, 5516 Rte. 414, Hector, NY on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11:00am. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Diane Smith; 7 children, Steven (Carolyn) Smith, Tony (Gloria) Smith, Robert Smith (Judy Weiland), Rick Smith (Jacqueline Porter), Angie Harbot, William Smith, and Lacey Osborne (Nikolas Arden); 7 brothers and sisters, John H. Smith, Jr., Richard C. Smith, Sandra (Eugene) Willet, Betty (John) Shaffer, Henry C. (Donna) Smith, Linda Byroads, and James R. Smith, Sr. (Linda Smith); 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Bill drove truck for Ehrhart Propane and Oil of Trumansburg for 26 years. He was also an assistant fire chief at the Valois-Logan-Hector Volunteer Fire Company. Bill's greatest joy was his family and he also loved camping, fishing and hunting.  Star Gazette – April 30, 2012  

 

STEADMAN Belle

Wellsboro Agitator – August 31, 1938

The funeral of Mrs. Belle Steadman Ludington, 87, was held Aug. 23 at the home of Mrs. Dora Loucks in Westfield. Mrs. Ludington died Aug. 21 at the home of Mrs. Loucks, where she had lived for the past two months. She was born September 9, 1850, in Harrison township, Potter county, and lived most of her life near Northfork, later moving to Westfield, where she spent the past 12 years. She was married to Swinton Ludington, deceased, and to them was born one daughter, who died in infancy. She is survived by a brother, David Steadman, of Brookfield; nephews, Floyd, of Troupsburg, and Frank, of Brookfield; Douglas Steadman, of Harrison Valley, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Bump,

of Westfield.     

 

TRAVIS Betty Wyant-Myers

Age 88, formerly of Cayuta, NY, died on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Schulyer Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. She was born on March 3, 1924 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Leroy and Sarah (Pope) Travis. Betty is predeceased by her first husband, Robert Myers Sr.; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann & Arden Franklin; son-in-law, Ed Avery; and brothers, Robert and Charles Travis. Surviving is her husband of 41 years, Harland Wyant of Canisteo, NY; her children, Robert Jr. & Lavon Myers, Leroy & Carla Myers, Janet Avery and Patricia & Richard Hoffman; 14 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; stepchildren, Doug & Marylee Wyant, Danny & Sue Wyant, Denny & Connie Wyant and Dawnne & Kurt Loper; 6 step grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and many family friends. Betty enjoyed bingo, crafts, reading and playing cards. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY on Wednesday, May 9th 2012 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty's memory may be directed to Schuyler Hospital Skilled Nursing Activities Department, 220 Steuben Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865.   Star Gazette – May 6, 2012  

 

UNDERWOOD Margaret Underwood Henderson

84, formerly of Penn Yan, NY, died May 1, 2012, at Arnot Hospital, Elmira, NY. Margaret was born October 3, 1927, in Rochester, NY the daughter of Lucille Boughton and Stephen L. Underwood.  Margaret graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1945 and Keuka College in 1949. She was employed at Keuka College until her marriage to Elwin H. Henderson, November of 1950. Margaret was a dedicated wife and homemaker for her family. She was a member of the Milo Center United Methodist Church in Milo Center.  Margaret is survived by her children, Robert (Kay Yarnall), Leon (Lana Yarnall), David (Cheryl Ingram), and Gary, all of Penn Yan, NY; Anne (Edward) Hall, Branchport, NY, Brian (Peggy Smith), Bruce (Lisa Simonsen), Penn Yan, NY, and Amy Buck, Pine City, NY; 28 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, brothers, Stephen J. (Barbara) Underwood, Las Vegas, NV, Norman (Jacqueline) Underwood, Newark, NY and Sister Carol U. Robeson, Branchport, NY, sisters-in-law, Jeanne (Gordon) Andersen, Marlene Hunt, Margaret S. Henderson and several nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Elwin H. Henderson and her parents, Stephen L. and Lucille Underwood.  Visitation will be held from 4-7pm Friday, May 4,, 2012, at Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 5that 10:30am at Milo Center United Methodist Church, Milo Center Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Interment will follow the service at City Hill Cemetery, Town of Torrey, NY.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Milo Center United Methodist Church, Milo Center Road, Penn Yan, NY, 14527.  Star Gazette – May 3, 2012 

 

VANCE Geraldine Zander

78, of Wellsboro, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Danville.  Born Aug. 17, 1933, in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Georgianna (Campbell) Vance.  She enjoyed spending time at the casinos and was a great supporter of Native American causes. She was loved and cherished by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.  Surviving are a son, Edward Zander of Delaware; two daughters, Tina Vinluan of Woodhull, N.Y., Cathy Vinluan of Prospect Park; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Geraldine was predeceased by a son, Richard Zander and a daughter, Anita Zander.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m., at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Wellsboro Gazette – May 9, 02012

 

VANDERPOOL LaVerne E. "Vernie" Vanderpool

45, of Ulster, died early Tuesday morning, May 8, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Twp. "Vernie" as he was known by his family and friends was born Sept. 14, 1966 in Sayre, the son of LaVerne R. and Linda Yates Vanderpool. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School and was formerly employed by Lehto Manufacturing in Wysox and Proctor & Gamble in Mehoopany. Vernie enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and four wheeling.  Surviving are his daughter, Nikki; parents LaVerne R. and Linda Vanderpool of Towanda; brothers Todd Vanderpool and wife Amanda of Warren Center and Richard Vanderpool of Towanda; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his companion, Elizabeth Benjamin of Towanda.  He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Veronica.  Abiding with LaVerne's request, there will be no funeral service or calling hours. Interment will be private. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Vanderpool Family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – May 9, 02012 

 

WEHRMAN Amy Claire Wehrman

54, of Lopez, died on Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Hershey Medical Center.  Amy was born on March 10, 1958 a daughter of Ellsworth and Gloria Melbourne Wehrman of Bay Village, Ohio.  Amy is survived by her two sons, Anthony E. Wehrman of Lock Haven and Nathan D. Wehrman of Lopez; a grandson, Carter Wehrman of Lock Haven; and a brother Scott Wehrman.  She attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Dushore.  In accordance with Amy's wishes, there will be no viewing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Dushore. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Sullivan Co. Unit, 1948 East 3rd St., Suite F., Williamsport, PA 17701 in Amy's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – May 9, 02012 

 

WERNER Phyllis Marie Muccini

age 73, of Corning, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Corning Hospital. Phyllis was born on July 14, 1938 in Sabetha, KS, the daughter of Ferdinand and Helen (Vohs) Werner. She graduated from Fairview High School, and received two Associate degrees from Corning Community College and a B.A. from Elmira College. She married Frank Muccini on August 7, 1992 in Sabetha, KS. Phyllis was employed for Corning Incorporated in the Corning Asahi, International, and TV groups retiring with over 35 years of service. She was a Communicant of All Saints Parish and was passionate about volunteering. She served as a leader with the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. While coaching softball, her team won the Cinderella World Series. She was a member of the Sister Cities Association, where she had been instrumental in creating the exchange program of American and Italian students. She was an active member and past officer of the Corning Lioness Club where she had been instrumental in promoting and training others in the Pre-School Vision Screening Program for children throughout New York State. She received numerous awards for various Corning community activities. Phyllis volunteered with the American Cancer Society She enjoyed traveling, the outdoors, flowers and gardening, spending time at the farm, reading, listening to music, and spending time with her family. She was very compassionate and had a lot of empathy. She will be greatly missed by all. She is survived by her husband, Frank; two daughters, Deborah Waterstraat of Painted Post and Nancy Daines of Corning; a son, Steven Rossettie of Corning; four sisters, Patricia (Gary) Meyer of Athens, OH, Charlene Beckett of Marina, CA, Eileen Hill of Mi Wuk Village, CA, and Susan (Jack) Fanning of St. Josephs, MO; two brothers, Melvin (Jan) Werner of Sabetha, KS and Richard (Jana) Werner of Manhattan, KS; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, May 13, from 1-3 and 6-8 at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 14, at St. Mary's Church, State Street in Corning with Father Pat Connor and Father Lew Brown officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  Star Gazette – May 11, 2012    

 

WISE Lillian Deline

Died the morning of May 8, 2012, at the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua, NY. Born April 30, 1919, in Oswego, NY, she was the daughter of Alfred and Cecilia Wise (deceased). Lillian is survived by three daughters, Constance Mahool (Dana Malley) of Ithaca, NY, Marcia L. Deline and Sharon (Robert) Pepper of Canandaigua; and one granddaughter, Nicole L. Mahool of Waldorf, MD; as well as many nieces and nephews. She worked 18 years as a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone in Oswego, NY, and in 1972 moved to Ithaca, NY, where she worked as a switchboard operator at Tompkins Community Hospital for 11 years, retiring in 1983 — not only from the hospital, but also from her supervisor post at Ithaca's Oak Hill Manor. She lived her retirement years at Bethany Center in Horseheads, NY, and for the last 8 years in Canandaigua. A special thank you to the associates on the Pines for their compassionate care. Friends may call Friday, May 11, 2012, from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 100 North Main St., Canandaigua, followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at the Church. A Private Burial will be in Frear Memorial Park in Ithaca, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Sharon M. Pepper Wish Upon A Star Program % MM. Ewing Continuing Care Center, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 or First United Methodist Church, 100 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424. Arrangements were made by the Fuller Funeral Home, 190 Buffalo St., Canandaigua, NY.   Star Gazette – May 10, 2012   

 


? Loretta D. Benninger

Loretta D Benninger, Age 96 Passed away April 30, 2012. She was a long time resident of Waverly, working at Ted Clarks and Cole's markets. She was an active member of the Waverly Methodist Church. She was predeceased by husband Francis, survived by son Gerald Benninger and wife Joyce, sister Ida Orshal, sisters-in-law Elizabeth Benninger and Phyllis Carpenter, granddaughters Jenny Benninger and Jill Dehihns and several nephews and nieces.

A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10:00-11:00 A.M., Friday, May 4, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Loretta’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring her memory at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, New York 14892. Burial will be in Bradford Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pennsylvania.   Funeral home obituary – May 2, 2012 

 

? Grace Sarin

79, of Burdett, NY, died on April 25, 2012, at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY. There are no prior services. A memorial service will be held at the family's convenience and announced at a later date. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Sarin and son, Richard English. She is survived by sons, Robert English of FL, Ronald English of FL; step-son, Harry (Theresa) Sarin of Long Island, NY; step-daughters, Donna (Albert) Maldonado of Long Island, NY, Andrea (Joseph) Giordano, of Long Island, NY; sister-in-law, Elsie Lachman of FL; and six grandchildren, Harry Sarin, Jr., Nicholas Sarin, Amanda Sarin, Joseph Giordano, Jr., Samantha Giordano and Emily Grace English. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen   Star Gazette – April 27, 2012   

 

? DeLoris E. Schiller

91, Eisenhart Place, died 04-21-2012.  Arrangements: Barber Funeral Home.
 

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