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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 


 

 

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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 Thirty 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..


 

ALLIGER Joseph D. Alliger

65, of Athens, died on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. following an extended illness.  He was born on Aug. 22, 1946 in Towanda, the son of the late Harvey and Donna Cooley Alliger.  Joseph was a member of the Good News Church in Waverly, N.Y. His main focus in life was his grandchildren, especially Cassie. He loved music, and to play the guitar and sing, and he was a part of the Page Manor Band. Joseph enjoyed traveling and he loved cooking, having owned and operated several diners over the years.  He is predeceased by his step-father Robert Smith, brother Lawrence Alliger, and brother-in-law Norman Wintermute.  Joseph is survived by his children, Joseph Andrew Alliger "Joey" of Waverly, N.Y., Joshua David Alliger of Sayre, Jessica (Alva) Chandler IV of Lockwood, N.Y. and step-daughter Christa Alliger of Elmira, N.Y.; grandchildren Derek Alliger, Destiny Alliger, Skyler Dolan, Hannah Chandler and Aly Chandler; special granddaughter Cassie Evans; siblings and in-laws Joan Wintermute of Sayre, Joy (Timothy) Csanadi of Bristol, R.I., Carol (William) Darby of Spotsylvania, Va., Robyn (Timothy) Chilson of Meadville, Bruce (Sherry) Alliger of Lake Okeechobee, Fla. and Robert L. (Jody) Smith of Columbia Cross Roads; sister-in- law Phyllis Alliger of Sayre; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins .  Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. A memorial service will follow at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. John Talada of the Good News Church, Waverly, N.Y. officiating.  The family respectfully asks that flowers not be sent to the funeral home or to their homes and that donations be made to his beloved grandchildren to a fund that has been set up in his memory at the: I.R.F.C.U., 199 North Main Street, Athens, PA 18810, In Memory of Joseph Alliger.   Towanda Daily Review – July 20, 2012  

 

ANDERSON Vanessa Anderson Shaffer

age 58, of Wyalusing, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at home with her loving family at her side.  Vanessa was born on Jan. 18, 1954 at home in Terry Twp, daughter of the late Raymond "Smokey" and Dorothy Benjamin Anderson. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School in the class of 1971. She married Richard C. Shaffer of Wyalusing on Oct. 15, 1977. She was a homemaker but was employed for several years as a Baker at the former Honchell's Market in Wyalusing.  Vanessa was a member of The Wyalusing Methodist Church, Wyalusing. She loved spending time with her family and friends and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed bowling with her sister Laura's team, the "Contacts," in the Wyalusing Women's Bowling League.  Surviving are her spouse, Richard C. Shaffer at home; sons and daughter-in-law Richard R. and Colleen Shaffer of Wyalusing and Calvin Shaffer of Wyalusing; brother George Anderson and Norma Lee Farrell of Wyalusing; sisters and brothers-in-law Martha (Arthur) Cole of Towanda and Jan (Russell) Williams of Wyalusing; grandchildren Zachary and Isaac Shaffer of Wyalusing; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister, Laura E. Loyack on Dec. 31, 2011, a brother-in-law, Robert A. Loyack Sr. on Dec. 4, 1999, and a nephew, Jacob Drew Heeman on Feb. 16, 2006.  To honor Vanessa's wishes there will be no funeral service, but friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m on Monday, July 23, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home.  The family will provide the flowers and requests that Memorial Contributions be sent to the Wyalusing Fire Department, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Towanda Daily Review – July 18, 2012   

 

ATWELL Dean Daryl Atwell

Dean Daryl Atwell, 85, of Westfield died on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Dean married Jeannette (Burkett), she died in 1991 and then he married Brenda (Cushing), she died in 2011. He worked for Tioga Petroleum and owned and operated a TV repair shop. He was a pilot, the Chief of Police in Westfield, and the caretaker of the Champlin Cemetery for many years. He loved anything electronic, gardening and was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by a daughter, Nora-Lei (Fred) Elwell of Westfield; a son, John VanDusen of Westfield and two grandchildren, Cody and Kari Elwell. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, on Sunday, July 29th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 3:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Ronald McDonald House, Attention: Charitable Accounting, One Kroc Drive, Oak Brook, IL 60523.   Funeral home obituary – July 20, 2012  

 

BENNETT Eleanor M. Walker

90, of Milan, Pa., died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at ElderWood following an extended illness.  She was born on July 16, 2012 in Litchfield, Pa., the daughter of the late Floyd W. and Isabella Catlin Bennett.  Eleanor was a caring and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was very active in the Milan Methodist Church. Eleanor enjoyed needlepoint and crafts, playing cards, and in her younger years was an avid bowler.  She is predeceased by her husband of over 51 years, Donald H. Walker in Nov. of 1992.  Eleanor is survived by her sons Robert S. (Mary) Walker of Waverly, N.Y., and Donald J. Walker of So. Waverly, Pa., grandchildren Anne M. Teeter, Michael P. Walker, Jeffrey M. Walker, and Steven M. (Karen) Walker, great-grandchildren Michaela, Collin, Dylan, Devon, Nicholas, Sean, Jack, Cole, Lily, and Liam.   Friends and family may call on Monday, July 30, 2012 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Calling Hours will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Milan United Methodist Church, Route 220, Milan, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 11am the Church with Lay Pastor Judy Elchak officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Eleanor’s memory to: A Charity of One’s Choice.  Sayre Morning Times – July 27, 2012  

 

BROWN Rene - Mrs. Edward Dalton

Mrs. Edward Dalton, formerly of Mansfield, died August 28, at her home at Baldwinsville, N.Y., aged 71 years.  Mrs. Dalton, who was a daughter of Rev. John Brown, was born in Mt. Desert Island, Maine, but the family removed to Pennsylvania when she was a girl and she lived in Tioga county until about 20 years ago, when she removed to Syracuse, N.Y. with her husband.  Mrs. Dalton is survived by her husband and one son, James C. Dalton, city editor of the New York office of the Associated Press.  Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Laura B. Nelson, of Phoenix, N.Y. and two nieces, Mrs. Seth Palmer, of Troy, Pa. and Mrs. Mark Cleveland, of Covington.   Wellsboro Agitator, 10 September 1919.

 

BURRELL, Louisa Brewer Lee

Mrs. Louisa Brewer Lee died September 1 at Wilmington, Del.  The remains arrived in Corning last Thursday evening and were taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Burrell, of Sebring Park.  Mrs. Lee is survived by her husband, Edward L. Lee, of Wellsboro, and by three children: Doris, Floyd, and Gertrude, of Wilmington, Del; by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Burrell, of Corning; one sister, Mrs. B.W. Rose of Wellsboro, and three brothers, Floyd Burrell of Wellsboro; Austin Burrell and Audrey, of Corning.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock; interment in Ferenbaugh.   Wellsboro Agitator, 10 September 1919. 

 

CANNON James L.

Jim died peacefully on May 2, 2012 in Denver, Co. A Memorial will be held in Jim's honor at a family and friends picnic, Sunday July 29th at Culte Park, Watkins Glen, NY from morning until dark (Look for us by the volleyball courts). The weather looks great for a Sunday picnic. All of Jim's siblings will be there, and would love to see you. All family, friends and acquaintances are welcome. So bring a chair, a dish to pass (optional), some good conversation, and let's visit. Hope to see you there.  Star Gazette – July 27, 2012   

 

CHAMBERLAIN Gerald F. Chamberlain

72, of Raeford, N.C. died Friday, July 20, 2012 in Rutland, Ohio due to injuries sustained in an aviation accident.   Jerry was born April 19, 1940 in Mansfield, the second of five children, the only son born to Maurice and Marion Whitteker Chamberlain.   He served a term in the U. S. Navy in his late teens. Jerry retired from the transportation department of P&C Foods, Inc. in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1996 after 28 years of exceptional service as a truck driver. He then drove full-time with Walmart out of Hope Mills, N.C. for 15 years, where he was still employed at the time of his death.  He was an avid boater, motorcyclist and pilot. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him.   He was predeceased by both his parents, his former wife, Ruth E. Chamberlain; son, David B. Chamberlain (Dianne); and daughter, Jeanine E. Maxson (Scott).   He is survived by his children, Jeffery G. Davis (Yvonne) of Augusta, Ga., Donald W. Davis, Jr. (Carole) of Pensacola, Fla., Gary L. Chamberlain (Brenda) of Freeville, N.Y. and Jill L. Taylor (Chris) of Liverpool, N.Y.; sisters Cleo Thetga (David) of Wysox, Maureen Van Deusen of Canton,Gail Dull (Charles) of Herrickville and Marilyn Sue Peck of York; 20 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.   A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at The Ulster Village Presbyterian Church in Ulster. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Angel Flight, Mid-Atlantic Chapter.   Towanda Daily Review – July 25, 2012 

 

CLOSE, Hattie Shappee – Word has been received here that Hattie Close Shappee, wife of Dr. Wm. A. Shappee, died at her home at Pasadena, Cal. On Aug. 7.  She spent her girlhood days in this place.   Wellsboro Agitator, 10 September 1919.  

 

COHICK C. Arlene Benson

A memorial service for C. Arlene Benson, formerly of Wellsboro, will be held Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro. Light refreshments will be served afterward. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice . Business casual attire is preferred. Mrs. Benson died April 2, 2012, in Murrells Inlet, S.C., after moving there from Wellsboro in mid-February with her husband Martin R., who now resides in Pawleys Island, S.C. A full obituary ran in the April 11 issue of The Wellsboro Gazette.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 19, 2012   

 

COLDIRON Paul Dean Coldiron

71, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in Mesquite, Texas.  He was born 27 October 1940 in Stewart County, Tennessee, a son of Otto G. Coldiron and Addie May Middleton.  After Paul graduated from SRU High School in East Smithfield, Pa., in 1958, he worked for East Smithfield Farms and Alart Chevrolet in Horseheads, N.Y.  He was in the US Army from October 1963 to October 1965, with a tour of duty in Germany where his unit’s responsibility was to guard Checkpoint Charlie.  After the military service, he worked for Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads, N.Y., to December 1977. Shortly thereafter, he moved his family to Dallas, Texas and he worked for Texas Instruments Co. in Dallas to 1981. He worked at Continental Electronics 1981 to 2008 as a Quality Control Supervisor until his retirement.   Paul was also a musician from 1958 to 1980, playing bass guitar in a Country & Western band headed by his brother Clifford.  Those surviving him include wife Joan (Wood) Coldiron of Mesquite, Texas; daughter Kimberly (Shawn) Latham of Mesquite,Texas; granddaughter Morgan Latham and grandson Peyton Latham.  Also surviving are brothers Hayward (Beverly) Coldiron of East Smithfield, Pa., Charles (Shirley) Coldiron of Leesburg, Fla., Otto (Patricia) Coldiron of Masaryktown, Fla., and Karl (Donna) Coldiron of Horseheads, N.Y.; and sisters Juanita (David) May of East Smithfield, Pa., and Imogene (Rex) Paris of Sayre, Pa.  Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers Clifford and Clarence Coldiron, and sister Geneva Duggan.   Sayre Morning Times – July 25, 2012  

 

COLE Sandra Y. Pachokas

of Athens, Pa., died on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born on February 19, 1950 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of (the late) Robert and Joyce Cox Cole. Sandra enjoyed scrap booking, cake decorating, and reading.  She is predeceased by her brother Randy Cole.  Sandra is survived by her children Kenneth Dawson of Ulster, Pa, and Michael and Connie Dawson of Bridgeport, Ill., grandchildren Taylor Dawson, Tori Dawson, Dominique Ruiz, Tabatha Dawson, Wes Pepper, Tommy Forrest, and Kady Dawson, great-granddaughter Isabelle Dawson, siblings Gene Cole, Gary Cole, Debbie Cole, and Richard E. Cox, Jr., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 5 p.m. at the Nichols American Legion Post 1624, 1 Dean Street, Nichols, N.Y. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Sandra’s memory to: The Valley Food Pantry, 314 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  Sayre Morning Times – July 17, 2012

 

COOLBAUGH Willard Lee (Lil Sonny)

March 5, 1969 - July 16, 2012

Died as a result of an illness. He is survived by parents, Willard Rollins and Betty Coolbaugh; chilrdren, Raven-Marie Corbett and Randall Corbett. A Memorial Service 2:00pm Saturday July 28th, 2012 at Resurrection Tabernacle, Lake Rd, Elmira, New York.

Star Gazette – July 26, 2012

 

COTANCH Ronald L. Cotanch

age 79, formerly of Groton, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the Gulfside Center for Hospice Care in Zephyrhills, FL. "Ron" was born June 23, 1933 at Home in Groton, a son of the late LaVerne and Ruth Lombard Cotanch. Ron was graduated from Groton High School and in 1956 was married for 32 years to the former Elizabeth "Penny" Bryant, who died in 1988. Ron worked on the family poultry farm for many years and later became a poultry salesman covering a northeast territory. He was a sports enthusiast and in his early years played baseball and basketball. In retirement, golf became his passion and allowed for many new friendships. He was involved in many community activities and was a member and Past Master of Groton Lodge #496, F. & A.M., a member of the Scottish Rite as a 32 degree mason and a member and Past Patron of the Hudson-Fulton-Dryden Chapter #250, Order of the Eastern Star. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the Cayuga-Tompkins Masonic District in 1974-1975 and had served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the Cayuga-Tompkins District O.E.S. in 1987-1988. Ron and his wife, the former Gail Hadley, had made their home in Florida since 2003. With beautiful blue eyes that would sparkle at the mere mention of any family member, he was very proud of his family and did not hesitate to brag about them. Survivors include his wife, Gail Cotanch of Zephyrhills, FL; his daughters, Karen (Scott) Bishop, Susan Spagnola, Barbara Hebert, Lisa Cotanch and Lori (Rob) Sandoz; his grandchildren, Christopher & Patrick Bishop, Nichole & Ryan Clark, Mya Hebert, Ashley Winn, Valerie Nopper, Karrie Ayee, Jamie Spagnola, Leona & Griffin Sandoz; nieces, nephews and cousins. His sister, Evelyn Baker and a son-in-law, Kevin Spagnola predeceased him. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2012, at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden, NY. Friends will be greeted by the family at the funeral home after the memorial service. Burial will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Members of Groton Lodge will offer the Masonic Service at the time of the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.   Star Gazette – July 25, 2012 

 

EDWARDS Susan M Kemp

A mother holds her child's hand for a little while and their hearts forever ... Susan M. Kemp, 47, of Owego died on Monday, July 23, 2012 following a brief battle with cancer.  Susan is survived by her parents, Russell and Margaret Edwards; her daughters, Jessica Kemp and Samantha Kemp; a sister, Loretta and her husband Kelly Phillips and their children Mya and Logan; several aunts and uncles, among them a special aunt who was like a sister to Susie, Christine Casselbury; numerous cousins and their families; and six special cats. Susan was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Irvin T. and Arlene Smith, paternal grandparents Clyde and Blanche Edwards; an infant brother Russell Clyde Edwards Jr.   Susan was born on Dec. 16, 1964 in Sayre, a daughter of Russell and Margaret Edwards. She was a graduate of Owego Free Academy class of 1983 and currently working on receiving her psychology degree from the University of Phoenix. Susan was an employee of Endicott Research until her health declined. She enjoyed spending time in her flower and rock gardens, was an avid reader, collecting antiques, although her greatest pleasure was being with her girls.  Mom, may you find comfort in the arms of the angels.  Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of her life will follow at 4 p.m.   Flowers will be provided by the family, those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society or an educational fund for her girls at Visions Federal Credit Union, 24 McKinley Ave., Endicott, NY 13760 in loving memory of Susan M. Kemp.  Towanda Daily Review – July 25, 2012

 

FRASER David A. Fraser

30, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Our House, Elmira, NY.  Born October 4, 1981 in Corning, NY, he was the son of George D. and Sally A. Fraser.  David is survived by his parents; George and Sally Fraser, Painted Post, NY, beloved son, David A. “D.J.” Fraser, Jr., brother, Keith (Heather) and special niece, Trinity Fraser, special  Sisters: Chris Ballard and Alissa Herbert,  a fiancee, Barbara McCarty, maternal grandmother, Alice Hart of Corning, NY and paternal grandfather, Grover Fraser of Painted Post, NY. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 11:00 am at the Harvest Baptist Church, Bath Hammondsport Rd., Bath, NY. Immediately following the services, there will be a luncheon offered at the Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be given in David’s name to the: Lamoka Baptist Camp, 3646 E. Lamoka Lake Rd., Tyrone, NY 14887 or to the Harvest Baptist Church, 7568 Bath Hammondsport Rd., Bath, NY 14810.  D.J, “I love you” - David Fraser  Arrangements by Carpenters Funeral Home LLC 14  E Pulteney St Corning NY.   Corning Leader – July 22, 2012  

 

FREEMAN Arnold Freeman

61, of Coudersport, PA, died Friday, July 13, 2012 in his home, with his family by his side. Born October 11, 1950, in Shady Grove, PA, he was the son of Franklin L. and Evelyn P. Wagaman Freeman. On December 19, 1975, in Hagerstown, MD, he married the former Teresa M. Forsyth, who survives.  Mr. Freeman was a self-employed stone mason and carpenter. A long-time resident of the area, he previously resided in Waynesboro, PA. He attended the Gold Church in Gold, PA. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.   Surviving besides his wife, Teresa, are: three sons, James (Brenda) Harnish of Chambersburg, PA, Joshua (Jacelyn) Freeman and Caleb (Susan) Freeman, both of Coudersport; a daughter, Rosanne (Jason) Leach of Coudersport; twelve grandchildren, one great-grandson; six brothers, Donald R. Freeman, Michael L. (Gwen) Freeman, Timothy W. (Tina) Freeman, and Thomas W. (Tina) Freeman, all of Waynesboro, PA, Dennis E. (Deborah) Freeman of Greencastle, PA, and Daniel E. (Grace) Freeman of Shinglehouse, PA; four sisters, Phyllis L. Richardson, Joyce I. “Susie”(Robert) Izer, and Christine M. (Lanny) McClure, all of Waynesboro, PA, and Ruth A. “Toodie” (Calvin) Farrar of Chambersburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents; and three brothers, Franklin L. Freeman, Joseph A. Freeman, and Stephen A Freeman.  Friends may call at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Coudersport, PA on Tuesday from 6:00 -- 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM -- 12:00 Noon, with Funeral Services following at 12:00 Noon. The Rev. Frank Mickle, Pastor of the Gold Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – July 16, 2012  

 

GEROULD Ruth (Gerould) Heffner

Ruth was born in Wellsboro, on April 25, 1918, to Henry and Susan (Duffy) Gerould.  She died on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, Calif., at the age of 94. She was our last surviving parent and we were fortunate to have her as long as we did. She was able to have some quality to her life almost to the day she died.  She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Edward Nelson Heffner. They both had worked for Corning Glass Works in Wellsboro. Following mom's retirement in 1978, they moved to Bradenton, Fla. They really enjoyed life in Florida, knew some other couples that had moved there from Wellsboro and made some new friends, too. They spent a lot of time at the beach collecting shells. They bowled some, golfed some, made some ceramics and had fun socializing. Since dad was an avid sportsman, mom became very proficient in golfing, bowling and archery. She was always a "good sport," willing to try new things, well-liked, easy to talk to and be with. They moved to Napa in 1990 to be near their only son, Robert L. Heffner and his family.   She is survived by her son, Robert (Sharon); one grandson, Robert E.; great- grandchildren, Tiffany Holland, Kristina Heffner, Stefan Heffner and a great-great-granddaughter, Allison Holland.  Mom moved to Redwood Retirement Center when she became widowed. She lived there for 10 years before moving to Piner's Guest Home. She requested that no funeral services be held.  Thanks to everyone for their support, to Dr. Dermody for taking such good care of her and we are so grateful for the loving care she received at Piner's.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 24, 2012 

 

HART Admiral Dewey "Uncle Skeets" Hart

81, of 251 Elbow Lane, Monroeton, formerly of Landenberg, died Tuesday morning, July 24, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. He was born in Cumberland, Ky. on April 13, 1931, the son of Admiral Dewey Hart and Sophie Shepherd Hart. Following graduation from high school, Admiral served in the Merchant Marines.   On Feb. 27, 1954 he married the former Rosa Pennington who preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 1996. Admiral was employed by Chrysler Corporation for 30 years until his retirement in 1982. Following his retirement, he worked as a master cabinet builder in Landenberg. Admiral was an active member of the Assembly of God Church in Towanda.  He is survived by nieces, Blythe Hart (Eric) Jones and Domenick of Monroeton and Sandi Hart Diamond of Wilmington, Del.; nephews David Hart and fianceé Tammy of Monroeton and children, Madigan, Connor and Cody, James Hart of Monroeton and Lee (Angie) Hart and children; and numerous additional nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by siblings James Hart Sr., Otho and Juanita Hart.  A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, July 29, 2012 at the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, with Pastor Thomas Geiger officiating. There are no calling hours. A private interment service will be held in Hockessin Friends Cemetery, Hockessin, Del. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Assembly of God Church, 20 Kingsbury Ave., Towanda, PA 18848 in Admiral Dewey Hart's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – July 25, 2012  

 

HIGGINS Lawrence L. "Larry" - "Big Red"

Pine City: Age 78, died peacefully at his daughter and son-in-law's home on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Larry was born December 22, 1933, son of Carroll Higgins and Carro Higgins Webber. He is predeceased by his wife Shirley (Nagle) Higgins. Larry is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Jean L. and Ernest Germano, Pine City; Robyn M. and Jesse Richardson, Montana; grandchildren, Christopher Germano, Marie (Chad) Payne, Matthew Germano, Michael Camporeale; great-grandchildren, Brody and Miles; step mother Marjorie Higgins of Bangor ME; sisters and brother-in-law, Carol Higgins, Bangor ME, Jackie and Roy McFarland, of Bar Harbor ME. Larry was a U S Marine Corps veteran, serving his country during the Korean War. After his military service he moved to Southern California, where he raised his family. Larry was a Letter Carrier with the U S Postal Service for 45 years. He moved to Pine City in November 2008 to be with his family. Larry was an avid California Angel's baseball fan, and while living in California loved to go to "Blackie's By the Sea", a popular gathering place in Newport Beach. He was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Larry was also an avid gardener and reader. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Further services and burial will be handled through Jordan-Fernald Funeral Chapel in Mount Desert ME. Larry's family extends their deep gratitude to Southern Tier Hospice, for the compassionate care given to Larry. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember him with a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830, or a charity of one's choice .  Star Gazette – July 18, 2012 

 

HOARE Edith Yung

Mrs. Edith Hoare Yung, wife of William A. Yung, of Wellsboro, died at her home on Main street about five o’clock last Friday morning.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hoare, of Corning.  She was married to Mr. Yung on January 25, 1919 and had made a host of friends since coming here to make her home.  The sudden and untimely death of this estimable young woman is deeply mourned by all who knew her, and the sympathy of the community is extended to the husband and family of the deceased.  The death of Mr. Yung is the first break in the family circle.  Mrs. Yung is survived by her husband, by her parents, seven sisters and one brother – Mrs. W.J. Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Kate Prince, Misses Amy and Harriet Hoare and John S. Hoare, all of Corning; Mrs. Q.W. Farr, of Seattle, Wash; Mrs. S.B. Ross of San Francisco, and Mrs. C.D. Champlin, of San Paulo, Brazil.  The remains were taken to Corning, where the funeral was held Sunday.  Rev. Mr. Farland, rector of Christ Episcopal church, of which deceased was a member, officiating; interment in Hope cemetery in Corning.   Wellsboro Agitator, 17 September 1919  

 

HOYT Kenneth R. “Dick” Hoyt

71 Kenneth R. “Dick” Hoyt, 71, of Litchfield, Pa, formerly of Elizabethtown, Pa., died on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at home following an extended illness.  He was born on December 30, 1940 in French Azylum, Pa., the son of the late Kenneth W. and Nellie Walter Hoyt.  Dick was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was a graduate of Waverly High School class of 1959, after which he joined the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam Conflict, his last duty station being aboard the USS Ethan Allen (SSBN608). Dick was a member of the Athens Fort Sullivan Post 246 American Legion, and a life member of the Skiff Bower Post #1536 V.F.W. Kenneth enjoyed working and restoring antique cars, fishing, hunting, and all outdoor activities.  He is predeceased by his sisters Sharon R. Hoyt and Sandra J. Hoyt, and brother Robert L. Hoyt.  Kenneth is survived by his ex-wife Bea Carpenter Hoyt of Palmyra, Pa., children Carmen (Cheryl) Hoyt of Hershey, Pa., Chris (Susan) Hoyt of Elizabethtown, Pa., and Curtis (Julie) Hoyt of South Mill, NC, grandchildren Chrystal Hoyt, Ashley Hoyt, Kyle Hoyt, Derek (Amanda) Hoyt, Bradley Hoyt, and Rachel Hoyt, siblings and their spouses, Joanna (Howard) Kinney of Waverly, N.Y., Charlotte (Earl) Good of Ephrata, Pa., Claude (Mary) Hoyt of South Waverly, Pa., Gerald Hoyt of South Waverly, Pa., and Judy (Charles) Brown of Apalachin, N.Y., companion Marsha Shoemaker, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and several special friends.  Friends and family may call on Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Memorial Service will follow at the Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey Wilkinson of Guthrie Hospice officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Valley Color Guard and the New York State Military Forces Honor Guard.   Sayre Morning Times – July 24, 2012   

 

LAMBERT Kathryn Ruth English

age 56, of Lawrenceville, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born August 31, 1955 in Corning, NY, she is the daughter of Thomas and Janet (Ford) Lambert. She is a 1974 graduate of Corning West and a graduate of Corning Community College. Kathy worked at Walmart in Gang Mills, Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, and Corning Photonics. She provided home daycare services and did wall papering. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville. She will be remembered for her love of children and animals. Kathy is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Craig; her daughter, Rachel English of Pittsburgh; her son, Jacob English of Edwards AFB, CA; brothers, Alan (Judy Kennett) Lambert of Bellevue, WA and Shevach Lambert of Springfield, OR; a sister, Elizabeth (Jack) Lassiter of Charlottesville, VA; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Sunday 2:00 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 6 Franklin St., Lawrenceville, PA, with Reverends Lewis George and Allen Hulslander officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tanner's P.A.W.S., PO Box 1125, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  Star Gazette – July 27, 2012 

 

MANNING Louise Fuller Tomb

Louise C. Fuller TOMB, 66, of Elkland, PA, died Thursday, July 19, 2012 in her home.  Born May 11, 1946, in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of Fred M. and Marion Cooper Manning. She was employed by Electri-Cord in Westfield, Galeton Production, and the Penn Wells in Wellsboro. She was a member and Sunday School teacher at the Abundant Life Fellowship in Knoxville.  Surviving are: a son, Michael (Peggy) Fuller of Elkland; a daughter, Charlotte French of Galeton; a son-in-law, Lee Colvin of Galeton; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lena Manning of Towanda, PA.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Bert Fuller; her second husband, Paul Tomb; two daughters, Diane L. Colvin and Darlene Fuller; and a son, Terry Manning.  A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, July 23, 2012 in the Abundant Life Fellowship, Alba Street, Knoxville, PA. The Rev. Terry Spencer will officiate.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – July 21, 2012   

 

MILLER Doris A. (Miller) Vondracek 

Age 77 of Odessa, NY died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 surrounded by her loving children after a brave fight with pancreatic/liver cancer. Doris was the daughter of the late Martin and Lela Covey Miller. She was married to Edward J. Vondracek who predeceased her in October 2000. She is survived by her five loving children: Doris Ann Harris of Abilene, TX, Mary (Gary) Stickler of Alpine, NY, Shirley (Stanley) Phelps of Beaver Dams, NY, Joseph (Theresa) Vondracek and Martin (Kathy) Vondracek of Odessa, NY. Also surviving is a sister, Norma Misson of Horseheads, NY and a brother, Richard (Lenora) Miller of Painted Post, NY and two sisters-in-law: Jennie Miller of Chemung, NY and Anna Mae Kerstetter of Golden, CO. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 7 step great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be on Monday, July 23rd from 11 AM to 1 PM with the funeral service directly after at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls, NY. Interment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery for the immediate family. Doris' daughters would like to express their most sincere thanks to their sisters-in-law Theresa and Kathy who treated our mom as if she were their own - we are extremely grateful. The family would like to thank our mother's Hospice nurse, Mary Kellogg, for the utmost care she gave to our mother in the short time she was there to assist us. Please remember our mother through memorial donations in her name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care @ 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette – July 20, 2012    

 

MILLER Kimberly A.

Age 46 of Horseheads, NYdied Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Corning Hospital after a long, hard fought battle with illness. She was predeceased by her mother Sara DeFazio and is survived by her husband Theodore E. Kephart; sons Trevor Miller and Noel Kephart; father Charles T. Miller; sister Tamara K. Miller; brother Charles S. Miller; nieces Sara and Emily Dodson-McGovern. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – July 24, 2012  

 

MOSHER Robert L.

Age 73 of Beaver Dams, NY died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Wells, NY. His wife Bertha M. Mosher and brother Stanley Mosher predeceased him. He is survived by his children, Karen & Rob Ketchum of Wells, NY, Mary & Bob O'Dell of Watkins Glen, NY, and Thomas & Debbie Mosher of Elmira, NY. Grandchildren, Sarah & Brian Peck of Carthage, NY, Allen & Amber Ketchum of Horseheads, NY, Joshua Harrison of Orlando, FL, Cory Harrison of Watkins Glen, NY, Neyheta Burdick of Corning, NY, Michael Saxbury of Corning, NY, Heather DeCamp of Bath, NY, Jason Bryon of Bath, NY and Jessica Mosher of Corning, NY. Great grandchildren, Luke & Ethan Peck, Drake Ketchum and Maelyn Byron. Sister, Frances (Dick) Parker of Painted Post, NY and brother, Donald (Jerry) Mosher of Beaver Dams, NY, and mother-in-law, Bertha Gay of Painted Post, NY. Mr. Mosher was a member of the Odessa Wesleyan Church and loved his faithful dog "Pug". Mr. Mosher also loved to go camping and fishing and was retired from Dresser Rand after 47 years. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 11 AM to 2 PM. His funeral service will be held there following visitation. Interment will follow in Beaver Dams, Cemetery.  Star Gazette – July 26, 2012 

 

MUDGE Linda Lou Mudge Pellot 

Concord, NC: Linda Lou Mudge Pellot, 74 of Concord, formerly of Mansfield, PA died on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Tucker Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Mansfield. Linda was born on April 17, 1938 to the late Cole Joe Mudge and Ruth Mae Ellis Mudge. She is survived by her husband Samuel Pellot of NY, NY; son, Matthew Leach of South Korea; daughter, Nancy Leach Kuhns and husband Joe of Concord; Two grandchildren, Joseph and Abigail; sister, Nancy Pieri of Painted Post, NY; nephew, Michael Pieri of Tampa, FL; niece, Susan Burt of Rochester, NY and nephew Jay Pieri of Charlotte. Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Pellot family.   Star Gazette – July 24, 2012    

 

MUDGE Linda Lou Mudge Pellot

74 of Concord, N.C., formerly of Mansfield, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Tucker Hospice House in Concord, N.C.  Linda was born on April 17, 1938, to the late Cole J. Mudge and Ruth Ellis Mudge.  She was a long-time resident of Mansfield before relocating to North Carolina in 2007 to be closer to family. She had a long career in health care and served as a home health nurse for many years in Tioga County before taking a position as a psychiatric nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.   She is survived by her husband, Samuel Pellot of New York, N.Y.; son, Matthew Leach of South Korea; daughter, Nancy Leach Kuhns and husband Joe of Concord, N.C.; two grandchildren, Joseph and Abigail; sister, Nancy Pieri of Painted Post, N.Y.; nephew, Michael Pieri of Tampa, Fla.; niece, Susan Burt of Rochester, N.Y. and nephew, Jay Pieri of Charlotte, N.C.  A memorial! service is being planned for a later date this fall in Mansfield 

 

MUCHLER George

Leetonia, Sept. 15 – George Muchler, for many years a resident of this place, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Hills, of Port Allegany, last Thursday afternoon at 1:35 o’clock.  He was in his 90th year.  He was born in Bucks county, March 16, 1830.  About two weeks ago he and Mrs. Muchler went to Port Allegany to visit their daughter, where he was suddenly taken ill and died shortly afterwards.  Sickness from old age was stated as the main cause of his death.  Mr. Muchler spent most of his childhood in Lehigh and Bucks counties.  When a young man, at the outbreak of the civil war, he enlisted in the Union army and served the whole four years of the war with the 9th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company L.  He had also seen much service on the sea, having made several voyages to foreign countries.  He married Mary Gress, of Goldsboro, Wayne county.  To them were born the following children:  three sons – Edward, Jacob and Emmett (deceased) and three daughters – Vallie, Susie and Elsie.  Mr. Muchler had spent most of his later years here.  He was always a good citizen and leaves a host of friends, both in this place and elsewhere, besides many relatives to mourn his loss.  He is survived by his wife and the following children:  Edward and Jacob Muchler and Mrs. John Pratt, of this place; Mrs. Frank Hills, of Port Allegany; Mrs. Lem  Falkner, of Sabinsville.  The funeral was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Hill, on North Maine street, Port Allegany, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock; interment was made in the Fairview cemetery at Port Allegany.    Wellsboro Agitator, 17 September 1919.  

 

OLEVNIK Stanley P. 'Stosh' Olevnik

age 76, of Dundee, NY died Tuesday July 17, 2012 at home. Mr. Olevnik was a retired foreman for Rhinehart Sand & Gravel, in East Corning, NY. Friends are invited to call from 5-8 pm Friday (July 20) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday (July 21) with Rev. Judy Peppard officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ontario-Yates County Hospice Assoc., 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456; or to the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527.    Star Gazette – July 19, 2012  

 

PAK Im Sun

Age 84 of Elmira died Sunday, July 22, 2012. Survived by loving son, Steve Choe, Horseheads; grandchildren, Stephen (Laura) Choe, Justin Choe, and Trendon (Valerie Benedict) Choe; great grandchildren, Amara and Lincoln Choe; sister, Kwon Sun Baltimore; nieces and nephews, James Baltimore, Lauren (Charles) Letizia, Theresa (Alan) Comfort; great nieces Alexxis Letizia, Allison Letizia, Corissa Comfort and Courtney Comfort. Predeceased by brother-in-law, Dennis Baltimore. She was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish. Special thanks to Chemung County Nursing Facility and the fifth floor staff for the wonderful nursing care provided. Thank you to Southern Tier Hospice, Paullette and Marylynn you were angels. Those wishing may make a donation in Im Sun's name to Southern Tier Hospice (envelopes available at the funeral home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, on Saturday, July 28 from 4:30-6:30 PM; followed by her Funeral Service at 6:30 PM, Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan, Officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – July 25, 2012   

 

PARDOE Carl R. Pardoe

age 84, of Forks Township, Sullivan County, died on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre with his loving family at his side.  Carl was born June 8, 1928 a son of the late Nelson Carl Pardoe and Clara Hocker Pardoe. He worked on area farms and married the former Marguerite Fay Driscoll on June 5, 1948. They purchased the Driscoll Family Dairy Farm in 1953. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and retired in 2001 after the passing of his wife Marguerite. He also was engaged in logging for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his life.  Surviving are four sons, Stephen C. and Shirley Pardoe of Forks Twp., Brice N. and Lois Pardoe of Elkland Twp., Lester F. and Scarlett Pardoe of Fox Twp. and Shelley M. Pardoe of Forks Twp.; a daughter, Fay Pardoe of Cherry Twp.; brothers Robert and Ann Pardoe of Williamsport and James and Dottie Pardoe of Elkland Twp.; sisters Mary Lou Balzer of Millview and Katherine Leljedal of Estella; brothers-in-law Marvin and Jule Driscoll of Canton and Richard Brown of Russell; sisters-in-law Marlene Pardoe of Elkland Twp. and Doris Driscoll Wells of Houghton, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant sister, Helen, two brothers, David Pardoe and John Pardoe, and an infant great-granddaughter, Erica Hope Shaffer.   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Millview Wesleyan Church with Pastor Erik Ireland officiating. Interment will be in East Forks Union Cemetery, Forks Twp.  Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday morning.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contribution can be directed to the Sullivan County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review – July 20, 2012 

 

PARRY Joseph M. Parry

69, of Wellsboro, Pa., died on Thursday, July 19, 2012. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, Pa.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 21, 2012 

 

PEAKE Carrie Agnes Bliss

Carrie Agnes Peake Bliss, aged 60 years, widow of the late George Bliss of Roundtop, died last Friday about 4 p.m.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock; burial in the Bockus cemetery.  Mrs. Bliss is survived by two children, F.E. Bliss and Miss Alice Bliss, both of Roundtop.  The funeral was held Monday, Rev. M.S.  Black officiating.   Wellsboro Agitator, 3 September, 1919. 

 

PRYSLOPKSKI Irene P. Cloud

died on July 15, 2012.   She was born in Sayre, Pennsylvania on July 14, 1924 and was daughter of Samuel Pryslopski and Eva Fetsco Pryslopski, the youngest of nine children.  She graduated from Sayre High School in 1942. She married the love of her life, Therence Cloud, in 1945 and they had six loving children.  She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four brothers, and four sisters.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Family was always first in her life. She was a joy to be around and always had time to listen, offer advice, and assure us that things would work out. She will be greatly missed. She will be remembered for her faith, strength, courage, strong will, humor, and devotion to her family. Her love was unconditional and she gifted her family and friends with love beyond measure.  Irene was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #200 since 1958. In her 40s, after raising her six children, she went to work at State Farm Insurance Company until her retirement at age of 62. She then continued to work as an office manager at her daughter’s medical practice for many years. She devoted the remaining years of her life to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her five daughters: Cheryl Lee Hooper (Bob), Phyllis Bouchelle (Howard), Terri Cloud Stovall, Barbara Cloud Gutridge, Evelyn “Maggie” Cloud; one son, Therence L. “Roy” Cloud (Patti); her 10 grandchildren Michelle, Howard, Lisa, Jackie, Lauren, Megan, Amanda, Douglas, Victoria and Jennifer; her six great-grandchildren, Preston, Kamryn, Joey, Lily, Reed and Ashton; her two nephews, Walt Ball (Maxine) and Jerry Pryslopski (Mary Jane); niece Michaelane Foisy (Stephen) and other extended family members who mourn her passing. AMass in celebration of the life of Irene Helena Pryslopski Cloud was held Friday, July 20, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Fla. Services under the care and direction of Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, Fl.    Sayre Morning Times – July 21, 2012  

 

REPPARD John "Jack" Lee Reppard

69, of Nokomis, Fla., formerly of Covington, died Sunday, July 15, 2012.  He was born May 29, 1943. Jack was a mechanic for Matthew Currie Ford for many years. He was a United States Army Vietnam veteran. Jack was a member of the American Legion, Moose Club, and Fly Wheelers Club.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jacqueline of Nokomis, Fla.; sister, Juanita Cron of Athens; special friend, Patti Highland; several nieces and nephews.  Burial will be on Friday, July 20, 11:30 a.m., at Sarasota National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 425 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, Fla. 34229.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 19, 2012    

 

RORICK Eugene "Gene" Rorick

79, of Aloha, OR, died on July 14, 2012 unexpectedly at home. He was born on July 9, 1934 in Van Etten, NY the son of the late Emmett and Dorothy Barton Rorick. Friends and family may call on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Masonic Lodge, 1 Temple Lane, Spencer, NY from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation to: Spencer VanEtten Youth Asso., P.O. Box 162, Spencer, NY 14883.  Star Gazette – July 18, 2012    

 

ROSENCRANCE Ellen Rae Rosencrance Cornell

age 61, of 92 King Lane, Laceyville (Indian Hill), lost her battle with leukemia early Monday morning, July 23, 2012, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre. Ellen displayed courage and humor throughout her entire treatment. Ellen was born in Waverly, N.Y., on Nov. 28, 1950, the daughter of the late Robert Rosencrance Sr., who died on Dec. 1, 2001, and Anita Harrison Rosencrance, who died on March 16, 2002. Growing up in Laceyville, she was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley High School, class of 1968.  For over 20 years, Ellen worked as a postal carrier in Laceyville and her first concern, even when sick, was her customers.  Ellen enjoyed researching and cataloging the family tree often traveling to remote cemeteries to collect more information. She also was an avid reader and loved to watch the Yankees play baseball. One of Ellen's favorite things to do was to take her granddaughter, Danella, out for a "me and you day."  Ellen had a sharp wit and kept those around her laughing with her smart quips. For over 20 years, she was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534 Ladies Auxiliary. Ellen also served as a liaison between the home association and the Auxiliary for many years.  Ellen was devoted to her family and will be greatly missed. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Cy C. Cornell, who died on Jan. 29, 2002.   She is survived by her son, Steven Cornell, of Laceyville; her granddaughter, Danella Cornell of Laceyville; her three brothers and their wives, Robert and Sandra Rosencrance, of Brackney, Alan and Susan Rosencrance, of New Market, Md. and Albert and Wen Rosencrance, of Great Falls, Va. She is also survived by her nieces, Debra Rosencrance, Charlene Lohmuller and Anna Rosencrance; and her nephews, Michael Rosencrance, Jeffery Rosencrance and Kevin Rosencrance.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2012 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Rev. Richard Vieldhouse, a longtime family friend, officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, July 25, 2012 at the funeral home.   In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 961 Marcon Blvd., No. 452, Allentown, PA 18109.    Towanda Daily Review – July 24, 2012   

 

ROTTIGNI Bartolomea Valli

known to her friends as Milli, was born on June 24, 1922 in Lovere, Italy, a small town set on a mountain lake in the Alps. Her father was a civil engineer and she received a good education, eventually winning a post in a national competition for a position teaching at the junior college level. While she was teaching, she married Isacco Valli and had her first son, Luigi. Later, with her 9-month old son in her arms, she followed Isacco to Corning, where he had gone to build a life in the New World.  In the United States Milli was mother to 6 children and a partner in her husband's construction business, providing bookkeeping and strategic advice that helped the business grow and diversify. She also worked as a tour guide at the Corning Museum of Glass, provided written and oral interpreter services for the Corning Glass Works, gave private lessons in Italian, and worked as a real estate agent.  Through good times and bad, Milli never lost her zest for life. She loved to sing, and sang with the Corning Philharmonic and in St. Mary's choir for years. Both she and Isacco loved dancing, and spent many happy evenings dancing together. She enjoyed sewing, and took great pride in creating and embroidering many outfits for herself and her family. Finally, she found great joy in gardening, which she said always uplifted her soul. Throughout her life, Milli found great solace in her deep belief in a just and merciful God. She was preceded in death by her husband Isacco in August of 2011. In the United States, she is survived by her 6 children (spouses): Luigi (Florence), Paolo, Isacco A. (Mary), Ubaldo, Elisa (Sean) and Maria; 4 grandchildren: Annalisa, Mea, Francesca, and Isabella; and one great-grandchild, Grace. Her surviving family in Italy includes two nieces, Genni and Annalisa, a nephew, Luigi, and numerous cousins, grandnieces and other family members.  Milli died at home on July 18, 212 surrounded by her family, as she wished. She was much loved and will be much missed.  Friends and family are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, on Sunday, July 22, 2012 from 2 to 6 pm. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 9:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. Committal prayers and interment will follow at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning.  The Valli family would like to thank Southern Tier Hospice and the Hospice volunteers for all their care and attention during a difficult time. In lieu of sending flowers, the family asks that those who would like to remember Milli plant some flowers in her memory and/or make a donation to: Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – July 21, 2012

 

SCHOONOVER Walter Ernest

Wellsboro Agitator – April 28, 1937

Walter E. Schoonover, aged 49 years, son of the late Elizabeth Baker Schoonover, and Chester L. Schoonover, of Ansonia, died at his home in Toronto. Canada, April 21.  He is survived by his widow, S. Ethel Witt before her marriage, and one son, Lloyd Chester, at home, and by the following Ansonia relatives; his father, Chester L. Schoonover; a brother, Lee and a sister, Mrs. Leah Kilbourne.    

 

SCHOONOVER Walter Ernest

Word was received at Ansonia of the death of Walter E. Schoonover at Toronto, Canada, Wednesday morning, after many years of ill health. Mr. Schoonover, who was 48 years of age, was born at Sunderlinville, Pa., Aug. 25, 1888. He was the eldest Son of Chester L. and the late Elizabeth Baker Schoonover of Ansonia. He is survived his widow who was before her marriage, Miss Ethel Witt, one son, Lloyd at home; his father, C. L. Schoonover; a brother, Lee, and a sister, Mrs. Leah Kilbourne all of Ansonia.  Funeral services and burial at Toronto, Friday.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Schoonover have many friends in this vicinity, where they resided for many years before moving to Toronto.  Mrs. Schoonover is a sister of Mrs. M. Jenkes of Ansonia.  C. L. and Lee Schoonover were in Toronto to attend the funeral.

 

SHAFFER Michele L. Shaffer

48, of Waverly, N.Y., formerly of Binghamton, N.Y. died on Thursday,  July 26, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born on November 9, 1963 the daughter of (the late) Bernard and Shirley Furman Shaffer.  Michele is survived by her daughters Andrea of Binghamton, N.Y. and Kim of Waverly, N.Y., siblings and in-laws Barbara (Patrick) Orshaw of Bradenton, Fla., Susan Shaffer of Bradenton Beach, Fla., Nancy (Richard) Vanderpool of Waverly, NY, Catherine (Guerino) Alexander of Waverly, N.Y., and Bernard (Deborah) Shaffer of Sayre, Pa., great aunt and uncle Edward and Margaret Jones of Sayre, Pa., several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, and special friend Nick Franks of Binghamton, N.Y.  A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 9am at the Glenwood Cemetery, Moore Street, Waverly, NY with the Rev. Bruce Vanderpool officiating from Shepards Creek Chapel. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y.  Memorial donations may be made in Michele’s memory to: Guthrie Cancer Research, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, Re: In Memory of Michele Shaffer.  Sayre Morning Times – July 27, 2012

 

SHEERER Margaret S. Stiles

86, former resident of Wellsboro, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 22, 2012.  Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Interment will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Ridglea Presbyterian Church, 6201 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76116.   Margaret was born July 24, 1925, in Hawley, to Frederick and Helen Sheerer. Margaret was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and Mansfield College. She was a former teacher at Wellsboro High School. She loved her family, baking and watching sports. She was a concert-level pianist and volunteered at several retiree centers. She was a longtime member of Ridglea Presbyterian Church. She was loved by all who knew her.  Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Maj. Charles A. Stiles Jr. Surviving are her sons, Fred Stiles and wife, Dee Anne, John Stiles, Lee Stiles and wife, Connie; grandchildren, Adrienne Wright and husband, Joey, Alex Stiles, Lindsey Stiles and Clayton Stiles; sister-in-law, Betty Gallagher; and numerous other family members and friends.  Wellsboro Gazette –July 26, 2012   

 

SMITH Allen "Reid"

Age 77 of Elmira Heights, NY. Reid, as he was known by his family, was born May 12, 1935 in Elmira, son of the late Max L. and Hazel (Carpenter) Smith and died Friday, July 13, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a short illness. He was predeceased by his brother Dale Smith of CA and sister Phyllis Smith of Wilkes-Barre, PA. He is survived by his son Allen (Linda) Smith with their children Treena, Lindsey, Emily and Tessa Smith of Horseheads; daughter Merilouise Smith and her children Marie Beardsley, Beth Kaulfers of Elmira and George Beardsley of Pine Valley; sisters Lois (Art) Rathbun of Elmira, Dawn (Harlan) Bailey of Casper, WY, Rae Logan of Chattanooga, TN along with many nieces and nephews and good friend Delia Cady. Reid was also predeceased by his faithful companion "Buddy". Reid attended Southside High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired as Freight Manager of K Mart in Wallingford, CT in 2000. Private services will be held. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – July 17, 2012

 

SPENCER Michael Spencer Sr.

64, of Monroeton, died unexpectedly on June 30, 2012 at home.  Mike was born on December 6, 1947 to the late Betty Blaney Gray and Howard Spencer.  He was drafted in the Army in 1967 and served overseas.  He loved to work on cars and was employed at McClure Motors for several years.  Survivors include a daughter, Star (Bill) Smiley of Canton; a son, Michael Spencer Jr. of Canton and a daughter, C J (Robert) Houseweart of Columbia Cross Roads; grandchildren Adam, Matt, Josh, Ryan, Heather, Bristal, Riley, and Jayden; brothers Skeet Lathrop of North Carolina and Pete Spencer of Kentucky; special nephew Jeff (Julie) Spencer of Roaring Branch.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step-father Bill Gray and infant son Charles Spencer.  There will be no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  The Morse & Kleese Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Canton Independent Sentinel – July 21, 2012 

 

STONE Rodney Allen Stone

48, of 2840 SR 3023, Montrose, PA (East Rush), died Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2012 at the Hospice Community Care in Dunmore. Born on Dec. 4, 1963, he was the son of the late Henry Stone and Dorothy O. Rose Stone of California.  He graduated from Elk Creek High School, in Elk Creek, CA in the class of 1981. After high school, he went on to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1982 to 1984. He was an avid fisherman and he especially enjoyed fishing in the Great Lakes with his best friend, Errick Nolty, who jokingly always called Rodney “Rooster.” He also enjoyed hunting. He took great pleasure in working around the house and farming. Rodney just really loved to be outdoors.  Survivors include his wife, Tracy A. Lattimer Stone, whom he married on Dec. 3, 1983 in Las Vegas; his daughters, Tanya Ann Stone of Dimock and Patricia Jean Stone of Mehoopany; his grandchildren, Ryan Rhoads, Jr., Grandpa’s fishing buddy, of Dimock, and Benjamin Layaou, Paige Layaou and Lillie-Ann Layaou, all of Mehoopany; his brother, David Stone of CA; and his sisters, Debbie Stone of Texas, Kathy (Gene) Travesari of San Jose, CA and Martha Stone of San Jose, CA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one younger sister.  Rodney’s request was not to have a memorial service, but family and friends may come to Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, on Friday, July 6, from 3 to 7 p.m. for a time for calling and to share in remembrance.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Rodney’s name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – July 26, 2012

 

STRUNK Lillian "Lodi" M. Clark

59, died Sunday, July 15, while visiting family in Stroudsburg, PA. She was the wife of David F. Clark with whom she shared 29 years of marriage on December 31, 2011. Born December 19, 1952 in Stroudsburg, PA, daughter to Fred Strunk of Delaware Water Gap, PA and the late Pauline (Whitmore) Strunk. She graduated from East Stroudsburg High School and has lived in Tioga County for the past 30 years. She worked at Kane Magnetics in Knoxville, PA and was a homemaker. Lodi was involved in the 4H club and was an avid cook, crafter and gardener. She was a good, kind and loving human being who always supported and helped others. In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by her son, Scott Caramella and his fiance Pam Hedgelon of Stroudsburg, PA; a grandson, Tyler Caramella of Stroudsburg, PA; seven siblings, Vicki Boushell of Chantilly, VA, Penny Harriton of Tobyhanna, PA, Barbara Lancaster of Tobyhanna, PA, Donald Frick of Sycamore, IL, Judy Palmer of Woodale, PA, Melodie Solvonic of Pittsburg, PA and Chris Hacket of Cresco, PA; an aunt, DeeDee Brennan of Mt. Pocono, PA; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Clark of Stroudsburg, PA and many neices and nephews including Erica Reinhardt of Stroudsburg, PA.   A memorial service will be held in Elkland at a later date. Private cremation took place in Stroudsburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial remembrances be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 -1718.  Star Gazette – July 17, 2012

 

SWETLAND, Roy - Roy Swetland, of Mills, Pa., died in a Pittsburgh hospital on Aug. 24.  He is survived by his wife, three children, his parents Mr. and Mrs. K.F. Swetland, and three brothers Ray Ross and Rupert Swetland, and one sister Mrs. Blanche Barton.   Wellsboro Agitator, 3 September 1919.     

 

TADDEO Gabriel E. Taddeo Sr.

90 of Williamsport died at home on July 15, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Williamsport on August 15, 1921, the son of Luigi and Vincenza Sabatini Taddeo. Gabriel was retired from the Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation. He enjoyed all sorts of racing, especially Formula 1 and Nascar. He enjoyed football, soccer, working around the house, cooking, dancing, the company of friends and family, talking and telling jokes and loved watching T.V. He is survived by his wife the former Connie Brill, a son Gabriele Eduardo Taddeo Jr. of S Williamsport; grandchildren Nichole (Bryan) Graham of Maryland, Emily Taddeo and Benjyan Taddeo both of S Williamsport. A sister survives him Giannia Tretola of Benevento, Italy. He is also survived by Father in law Donald L. Brill of Big Flats N.Y. several brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews in New York State, a nephew in New York City Gabriele Taddeo and his wife Dagmar and several nieces and nephews in Italy. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Angela Taddeo, Rita Liguori, and Lena Saracino. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family wishes to thank Susquehanna Hospice for the wonderful care they provided in his final months Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.  Star Gazette – July 18, 2012    

 

THOMAS Frederick R. USN Ret.

Vietnam Veteran - A memorial service will be held on Aug. 4th, 11:00 AM at the American Legion Veteran's Park, Odessa, NY. Rte 228 & 10. A reception will follow at his seasonal home, Cayuta Lake Park, Cty Rte 6, Alpine, NY. Fritz died at his FL winter home on Dec. 7, 2011. He was born Oct 28th, 1938 in Elmira, NY to the late Leigh E. and Eunice (Harrington) Thomas. Also predeceased by siblings Leigh Thomas, Ruth Christopher, Mary Ellen Schaunbacher, Sarah "Tori" Vary. Fred retired from the United States Navy (1955-1975) as a Boatswain Mate First Class. He later enjoyed a second retirement from Cornell University, where he was a maintenance mechanic. While at C.U. he served as a union steward and past vice-president of local UAW 2300. He loved boating, fishing, baseball (avid Yankee fan) and socializing with friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the VFW post 7122, the American Legion post 0225 of Floral City, FL, the Fleet Reserve, as well as the Withlapopka Civic Assoc.   Survivors include his wife, Yvonne, who will be forever grateful for the 39 yrs they shared together, his son, Frederick R. (Brenda) Thomas, of Kinston, NC; two daughters; Selene M. Thomas of Horseheads, NY and Cindi (Mark) Lurcock of Hammondsport, NY; his brother, Michael (Debbie) Thomas of Orange City, FL and sister Anna Platteborze of Floral City, FL; mother-in-law C. Irene Thornton also of Floral City, FL; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and his loyal canine companion Taz. He maintained life-long friendships from boyhood with the Smith's; Dale, Ray, Jerry, Joan (Oscar) Hall and Bob Mathers. In later yrs he developed close bonds with many of the neighbors at his seasonal residence on Cayuta Lake. The family wishes to extend a "special thanks" to Mark Batchelor for his labor of love in fulfilling one of Fritz's final wishes last summer. He left this life on his final voyage the way he lived his life and the way we will all remember him with a wave and a smile.  Star Gazette – July 25, 2012   

 

TRACY John R. Tracy

75 years old, died, June 12, 2012, at his home at 6236 Bridgemont Lane, Willow Spring, N.C., after an extended illness.  Born in Sayre, Pa., on August 17, 1936 to parents James and Helen Heverly Tracy. He was a 1954 graduate of Athens Area High School, attended Alfred University and was employed by United States Steel. He worked as a draftsman until his retirement. John served as an Elder in the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 40 years.  He participated in sports at Athens High School and was one of the first little league teams in Athens which went on to Williamsport, Pa., to compete in the finals.  After high school, he played football at Alfred University.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Casselbury Tracy; six children, John and Kathy Tracy, Wendy and Vaughn Adams, Jill Tracy, Dan and Sheryl Tracy, Debbie and Clint Rubright, and Mike and Karrie Tracy; seven grandchildren; as well as sister-in-law, Barbara Kinsley and her children.  Sayre Morning Times – July 18, 2012   

 

TYLER Cyrus Benton Tyler

76, formerly of Ware Shoals, SC, died Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Magnolia Manor in Greenwood, SC. Born in Sayre, PA on Nov. 22, 1935, he was a son of the late Ralph and Evelyn Purdy Tyler.  He attended Holiday Church in Ware Shoals, SC and was a retired salesman.  Surviving are two sons; two daughters; two brothers, Richard Tyler of Gouldsboro, NC and Charlie Tyler of South Auburn; a sister, Nancy Crisman of Tunkhannock and many nieces and nephews.  Memorials services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 12 at Pitts Park in Ware Shoals with Rev. Byron Wood officiating.

Wyalusing Rocket Courier – July 19, 2012   

 

UNCAPHER Wilda VanEtten nee: Uncapher

age 90 of Elmira, formerly of Gibson, NY died Saturday, July 21, 2012.  Survived by her daughter, Louise Wayman, Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Lynn Wayman Jr. , Tammy Bibeau, Richard Wayman; great grandchildren, Breanna, Andrew, Jacob & Josh; several nieces, nephews and cousins; pre-deceased by son in-law, Lynn Wayman; brothers, Berl, William and Ivan Uncapher; sister, Bernice Burton.  She was retired from Corning Glass Works. Wilda loved her family and enjoyed jewelry parties and shopping. She was loved by all and will be missed very much.  The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, July 27 at 3  pm for her Funeral Service at the Kalec Funeral Home located at705 East Church St. Elmira. Burial at the convenience of the family.    Corning Leader – July 25, 2012    

 

VanDERHOFF Alan L. VanDerhoff

52, of Savona, NY, died on Friday July 13, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA surrounded by his family. He was born in Bath, NY. on November 4, 1959 the son of Richard VanDerhoff and Ethel Drehmer VanDerhoff.  He graduated from Savona Central School and received his Associates Degree from Alfred State College. He was a member of the Bath American Legion.  He was predeceased by his father Richard VanDerhoff and a sister Babette Jones. He is survived by his daughter Tiffany VanDerhoff of Savona, NY., grandson Keller VanDerhoff-Ivey of Savona, NY., mother Ethel VanDerhoff of Savona, NY., brothers Ken (Nicole) VanDerhoff of Cortland, NY., Aaron (Joy) VanDerhoff of Bath, NY., Terry (Betty) VanDerhoff of Savona, NY., Cathy Sweeney of Savona, NY., brother-in-law Chris Jones of Bath, NY., many nieces and nephews.  Calling hours are being observed TODAY Monday July 16, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Bath Centenary United Methodist Church with his Funeral Service to follow calling hours at 4:00pm with Reverend Nathan Cooper Officiating.  In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to a Memorial Fund Alan’s name in care of Ken VanDerhoff 2875 Webb Road Cortland, NY 13045.  Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.  Corning Leader – July 16, 2012  

 

WALLIS Nancy Corey Wallis

77, died peacefully on July 12, 2012.  Born Jan. 28, 1935 in Youngstown, Ohio, Nancy was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Betty) Wallis and younger sister of the late Richard C. Wallis. Nancy loved spending time with her family, especially holiday celebrations. She enjoyed books and helping her mother in the garden. Her sweet personality and sense of humor brightened many family gatherings.  Nancy moved from Youngstown to Troy in 1972 to attend the Martha Lloyd School. The family is very grateful to the staff and caregivers at Martha Lloyd Community Services for all the years they lovingly cared for our dear Nancy.  Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, John E. and Elizabeth C. Wallis; her brother and sister-in-law, Richard C. and Judith B. Wallis; and a nephew, David T. Wallis. Nancy is survived by a niece, Susan Wallis Smith; a nephew Richard C. Wallis Jr. (Carol), nine grandnieces and grandnephews; and many friends in the Martha Lloyd Community.   Towanda Daily Review – July 24, 2012   

 

WALTER Charles M. Walter

of Milan, Pa., died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at home.  He was born on March 6, 1935 in Sayre, Pa., the son of (the late) Lewis M. and Ruth Wilcox Walter.  Charles loved to hunt and fish, and watch NASCAR. He worked at a few different garages in the Valley as a mechanic.  He is predeceased by his brother Donald Walter.  Charles is survived by his wife of 24 years, Diane, at home; daughter Beth Ann West of S.C.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his brothers James (and wife, Judy) Walter of Ariz., and Richard (and wife, Suellen) Walter of Milan, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friend, Stanley Mullen.  At the request of family 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.   Sayre Morning Times – July 17, 2012   

 

WANDELL Helen Mae Everson

82, of Brookdale, Pa., and formerly of Waverly, N.Y., peacefully died on July 26, 2012 with her loving family surrounding her. She was predeceased by her husband of more than 60 years, Oliver.  Helen is survived by her children, Christine and Scott Bond, Fairport, N.Y., David and Joyce Everson, South Waverly, Pa., Paul and Julie Everson, Barton, N.Y., Vicki and Stephen Roe, Brookdale, Pa., and Kathy and Burt Grippin, Winter Springs, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a brother, Lewis Wandell Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her sister, Gladys Hoyt.  Helen was an active member of the North Waverly Chapel and was very involved in the music ministry, playing piano and singing in the choir. She also taught Sunday School for many years. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. The most important thing to Helen was spending time with her family. She was well loved and will be greatly missed. A funeral service celebrating Helen’s life will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at the North Waverly Chapel, Waverly, NY. Interment will be made in the Barton Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. at the church, prior to the service. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Memorial Fund, 207 Locust Street, Montrose, PA 18801.   Sayre Morning Times – July 27, 2012 

 

WEBBER Kay N. (Webber) Parotte 

Age 73, died July 18, 2012 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Daughter of the late Roy and Nena (Brown) Webber. She is survived by husband of 55 years, Kenneth Parrotte; brother, Chester Webber; sisters, Virginia Osborn and Alison Wandell; brothers-in-law, Carl Parrotte; sisters-in-law, Bernice Parrotte and Gene Kelley; children, Regina Davis (Don Soper), Cris Parrotte, Kelly Siglin, Pamela (Joey) Edwards, Brian (Eunju) Parrotte, Muriel Parrotte; grandchildren, Kenneth Parrotte (DeAnne Yasenchak), Michael (Sherry) Parrotte, Jennifer and Cory Siglin, Sean and Ian Hoke, Tyler, Shane, and Chance Parrotte; great-granddaughter, Alana Kay Parrotte; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Maggie Fitzpatrick-Covell and Beth Rounds. She was predeceased by her brothers, Doyle and Philip Webber; sisters, June Rowland, Beverly Fuller, Maureen Personius, and Shirley Peterson; brothers-in-law, George, Charles and James Parrotte; and sister-in-law, Eleanor Julian. Kay was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who possessed strong family values. She had high work ethics, a kind heart, was a loyal friend to many, caregiver to many pets throughout her life and an inspiration to anyone who knew her. She was described by a dear friend as: "she was a Mom that was "super-woman", she was also known as the "snack Lady" that will be so missed by anyone who shopped at Maphis' Grocery. She was the little lady with the wonderfully warm smile for everyone." Family and friends are invited to call at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, on Friday, July 20th, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 21st, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would like those wishing to remember Kay to do so through memorials to the American Cancer Society , Southern Tier Hospice, American Red Cross or Chemung County SPCA. A special thanks to Dr Agheli and the entire staff of the Corning Cancer Center. Also, special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Corning Hospital, floor 2 for their support and kindness.   Star Gazette – July 19, 2012   

 

WHITE Kevin M. White

age 48, of Hollywood, FL formerly of Sayre, Pa., died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 12, 2012, from injuries sustained when struck by a vehicle.  Kevin was born in Sayre, Pa., on March 24, 1964, the son of Richard and Catherine Merrill White.  He was a graduate of Sayre Area High School. He has been employed in the landscaping business while in Hollywood, Fla. He was an avid sports fan and especially liked the Miami Hurricanes.  He is survived by his sisters: Susan (John) Nobles of Sayre, Sybil Merrill of Hollywood, FL, and Elaine (Bill Alderson) White of Binghamton, N.Y. Kevin is also survived by nephew, Scott Nobles; nieces, Tiffany Zazari and Shari (Roger) Guzman; great nieces, Holly and Katie Guzman; numerous cousins in the Valley area; as well as his special lifelong friends, Gene (Booper) Coston and family.  Honoring his wishes, there will be no calling hours.  A private graveside service will be held at a later date.   Sayre Morning Times – July 21, 2012   

 

WISE Kathrine Ann Micklas

died at home on July 25, 2012 with her family by her side. Katherine was born on Dec. 28, 1961 a daughter of James Wise and Jeanette Tenaglia, A very compassionate and caring person. She loved the beach was a rock for many people in hard and trying times. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother , and like a second mother to many.  Katherine is survived by her loving husband, Michael A Micklas Sr., at home; daughters Nicole Williams, Monica Robins and Joy Hayner; son Michael Micklas Jr.; brothers William Wise and James Wise. At Katherine's request all services will be private.  Towanda Daily Review – July 27, 2012

 

WOODS Alma Morrow

age 87 of Elmira, NY died on Friday July 13, 2012 at Elcor Health Service's, Horseheads, NY. It was Alma's request that there be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – July 14, 2012 

 

WOOLCOCK Betty W. DeWitt

88, wife of Paul DeWitt, 13 Watts St., Towanda, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.   Betty was born Aug. 22, 1923 in Kingston, the daughter of Ronald and Ruth Weitzel Woolcock. Betty was a graduate of Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, and Bucknell Junior College. In early years she was employed in Medical Records at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and was Director of Medical Records at Memorial Hospital Towanda for 28 years, retiring in 1989.  Betty was active in Christian work and has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda for 60 years. She was active in choir and women's work, and served as a deacon.  Professionally, she was a member of the National Association of Medical Record Librarians and served as President of the Pennsylvania State Medical Record Librarian Association. She was also an active member of the Towanda Women's Club and the Towanda Musical Society and in early years served as a Girl Scout leader.  Betty is survived by her husband of 62 years, Paul; daughters Debra Jane Weicker (Steve) of Romeo, Mich. and Judith Ann Douglas (Reg) of Towanda; grandchildren Matthew (Lealme) Weicker, Brian (Katie) Weicker, Tim Davenport, Scoff Davenport, Kevin Davenport, Sandy (Derek) DeCru, Ted (Ashley) Douglas, Susan (Scott) Sauers; five great-grandchildren, Abigail, Isabella, Zachary, Nathan and Micah; a sister, Margaret Porter of Milton; a brother, Ronald (Patricia) Woolcock of Baytown, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Fern Knoll Cemetery, Dallas, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, Music Department, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA, 18848 or to the American Red Cross, Main Street, Towanda PA 18848 in Betty's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – July 17, 2012

 

ZEPP Michael A.

Of West Elmira was born December 25, 1956 in Elmira, NY, the son of Dennis A. and Angela M. Zepp, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving and devoted family on Saturday, July 21, 2012, after a hard fought and courageous battle with brain cancer. His beloved mother, Angela M. (Cerio) Zepp preceded him in death September 25, 2011. This August would have marked his 23rd wedding anniversary with his loving wife, Martha (Ellers), who survives him. Other survivors include: children, Erica Zepp, Jared Zepp, Brandon Zepp, Elliott (Haley) Thompson and Carrie Thompson; much loved grandchildren, Tala, Jessica and Jude; adored family: father, Dennis; sisters, Michelle Troccia and Lisa (Carl) Camacho; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends that were always there for him. His canine companion, "Maggie", also survives him. Michael worked for Anchor Glass as a supervisor for 34 years until 2009 when he was forced to step down due to his illness. He had a passion for golf and a love for the game. He especially enjoyed hitting the links with his best buddies and uncles Joe and Rich. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. with Reverend Richard Farrell celebrating his life and honoring his memory. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in his memory to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – July 23, 2012    

 

? Pearlena Cron

77, of Citra, Fla., died on Sat., July 21, 2012, at her home.  A native of Sayre, Pa., she moved to Florida in 1982 from Ulster, Pa. ln addition to being a lifelong homemaker, Mrs. Cron was a former owner and operator of a produce stand in Citra, Fla., with her late husband Morris, for many years. She also worked in an egg factory in Belleview, Fla., as well as being a caregiver at Bradford County Manor, a nursing facility in Pennsylvania.  Mrs. Cron is survived by her five children; Bruce Cron (Robin) of Citra, Fla.; Gloria Potter (Terry) of Towanda, Pa.; Robert Cron (Linda) of Abbeyville, Ala.; Jesse Cron (Marge) of Ulster, Pa., and Hope Cordwell of Citra, Fla.; sisters Frieda Hibbard of Milan, Pa., Emma Evans and Connie Campbell, both of Athens, Pa.; four grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.  Pearlena was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Morris Cron in 2007 and three siblings; Garfield, Howard and Shirley.  Friends will be received on Fri., July 27 from 11:00 a.m. until noon at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Ocala, Fla. Graveside service will follow at noon at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.   Sayre Morning Times – July 26, 2012   

 

? Clarissa O’Neal – Mrs. Clarissa O’Neal died Sept 1 at the home of her son, William O’Neal in Allegany, of pneumonia.  Mrs. O’Neal had resided in Mansfield for nearly fifteen years, making her home with her daughters, Mrs. Jay Barrows, Mrs. E.C. Wade and Mrs. Jay W.D. Bradway.  She went to Allegany in June to visit her son and had expected to return soon to make her home in Mansfield.  She would have been 80 years old in December.  She is survived by three sons, Will, of Allegany; John, of Delavan, and Bert, of Machias, N.Y.; three daughters, Mrs. Jay Barrows, Mrs. E.C. Wade and Mrs. W.D. Bradway, of Mansfield.   Wellsboro Agitator, 10 September 1919. 

 

? Ella Williamson - Leetonia, Sept. 9 – On Friday morning Ellis Williamson received the sad news of the death of his mother, Mrs. Ella Williamson, of Hepburn.  Mrs. Williamson left the house to hunt some cows, and was gone only fifteen minutes when her body was found by her daughter, Mrs. Harry Beach, with whom she was residing.  Apoplexy is believed to have been the cause of her death.  She was 63 years of age and is survived by four children, Ellis and Mary, of this place; Sarah of Rochester, and Mrs. Harry Beach, of Hepburn.  The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, from the residence of H.B. Beach.  Interment was made in the Trout Run cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator 10 September 1919.     

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