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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 Forty One
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..


 

BEEBE Rita A. Stage

85, formerly of Monterey and Campbell, died Thursday (August 2, 2012) at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls following a long illness.   Rita was born June 24, 1927, in the town of Canisteo (Adrian) to Kenneth and Pearl (Randolph) Beebe. On June 23, 1946 in Canisteo, she married Paul R. Stage, Sr. who predeceased her in September of 1997. She was also predeceased by an infant son Kenneth Lawrence Stage in 1953, a daughter Fay Howard in May of 2012, two sisters: Althea and Marjorie Beebe and son-in-law Howard Salisbury in June of 2007.   Rita was a graduate of Canisteo Central School and was a housewife and mother. She had worked outside her home for a time at Corning Glass's Pirex Division and also at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira in the laundry dept. She was a member of the Elmira Moose Club and the Campbell American Legion Auxillary.  Survivors include a son Paul R. (Donna) Stage, Jr. of Elmira, two daughters: Marjorie (Craig) Wellman of King Ferry, NY and Cathy (Rocky) Brey of Newark. She is also survived by a sister: Joyce (Gary) Landolf of Painted Post, son-in-law Bruce Howard of Las Cruces, N.M.  as well as 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  There will be no public calling hrs. or service, a private graveside service will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery in Canisteo.  Memorial contributions may be made to either: St. Joseph's Mental Health, St. Joseph's Hospital, 555 East Market St. Elmira, N.Y. 14901 or to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd. North, Rochester, N.Y. 14609.   Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo.   Corning Leader – August 7, 2012  

 

BEIRNE Dr. Michael F. Beirne

86, formerly of Towanda, died peacefully at his residence on Monday, July 30, 2012 in Cathedral City, Calif.  Dr. Beirne was born in Towanda on Nov. 22, 1925. He graduated from Towanda High School in 1942, lettering in football. After graduation, Dr. Beirne helped manage and operate the family farm near Liberty Corners before attending and graduating from the University of Scranton. In 1951, Dr, Beirne received his medical degree from St. Louis University. After graduation, Dr. Beirne returned to Sayre and interned under Dr. Donald Guthrie. Thereafter, Dr. Beirne served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and received additional medical training in Pathology. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1957, Dr. Beirne and his family moved to Anchorage, Alaska where he established his home and practiced medicine for 54 years.  While in medical school, Dr. Beirne met Corinne Annabelle Roe of Eureka, Mont. They married in 1952 and produced seven children, two daughters, Beverly of Cathedral City, Calif. and Sally of Anchorage Alaska, and five sons, David Michael Beirne of Cathedral City, Dr. Mark Beirne married to Maureen Tschirhart of Symna, Ga., Paul Roe Beirne of New York City, Greg Beirne married to Nga Kim Doan of Houston, Texas, and George Robert Beirne married to Cindy West of Anchorage, Alaska.  Dr. Beirne was a strong believer in community service, While living in Alaska, Dr. Beirne was active in politics, working to help the Territory of Alaska to become the 49th state. He was a forensic pathologist serving as the Alaska State Medical Examiner. He was instrumental in bringing other physicians to Alaska from the "Lower 48." As both an avid small plane pilot and the only pathologist in Alaska, he flew to many of Alaska's villages. He established the Blood Bank of Alaska and functioned as its director. He was the director of laboratories for Providence Hospital, Anchorage Community Hospital and Fairbanks Hospital. He was the founder and director of the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, a consultant to both the U.S. PHS Hospital and Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital, the owner and director of several medical laboratories in Anchorage and Fairbanks, and as a member of the Anchorage Municipal Health Commission, he served as an advisor to the Mayor and Assembly. He volunteered in many other activities and programs.  Dr. Beirne served as a member of the Alaska State Legislature. He pioneered the Alaska Homestead Act in an attempt to share some small portion of Alaska's vast government owned land with the Alaska individual.  He was known for giving a helping hand to startup entrepreneurs. Close friends and relatives described him as a deeply caring man, always there in times of need.  During his retirement, Dr. Beirne spent his time at his homes in Anchorage, Cathedral City and Towanda.  Last week, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell ordered the Alaska flags be lowered to half-staff in honor or Dr. Beirne's contributions to that state.  In addition to his children, Dr. Beirne is survived by his longtime partner, Margie St. Anthony; his grandchildren, Anne, Betty, Sean Ryan and Ella; his brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Carol Beirne of Towanda; his sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Patrick Barrett of Towanda; sister-in-laws, Shirley Beirne of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla. and Teresa Carola of Sayre; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Corinne A. Beirne in 1992, parents, Col. John F.A. and Helen Beirne, siblings Lt. John F. Beirne, who was killed in World War II, Attorney Robert J. Beirne, O. Thomas Beirne, Virginia M. Beirne and Dr. Daniel K. Berne.  Condolences can be sent to Dr. Michael F, Beirne Family, c/o Sally Beirne, P.O. Box 91539, Anchorage, Alaska 99509.  Pursuant to his wishes, Dr. Beirne's remains were cremated and be brought back to Bradford County.  Towanda Daily Review – August 21, 2012

 

BIRDSALL Marlene M. Walmsley

age 51, of Sayre, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, after an extended illness.  Marlene was born in Neptune, N.J. on Nov. 17, 1960, to Florence and Millard Birdsall. She graduated from SRU in 1979 and received an Associate's Degree from Elmira College in 1981. Marlene was married to George H. Walmsley on June 28, 1980.  After her double lung transplant in 2002, she took on life with extra ambition. When not running a tax firm, Marlene was busy spending time with her husband, daughters and grandchildren in addition to attending her nieces' and nephews' school and sporting events. On summer weekends, you would find Marlene with her husband at their home on Lamoka Lake. While there, she enjoyed her time canning, working with her flowers, playing cards, and entertaining friends and family on her pontoon boat.  Marlene could always find a motivation to get the entire family together whether it was for a well-planned family reunion or simply to celebrate Chinese New Year's. Of course these gatherings gave her the opportunity to seek out new recipes and special details. Christmas was Marlene's favorite time of year with the singing of Christmas carols being a highlight.  Throughout her illness, Marlene didn't dwell in self-pity. Instead, she was overflowing with genuine concern for the activities happening with others. She inspired people to make the most of opportunities and to enjoy every moment.  She is survived by her husband, George H. Walmsley; daughters Erin Walmsley and Caitlin Walmsley (Bleiler); son-in-law Craig A. Bleiler; grandchildren Carter Walmsley, Clyde Bleiler and Ariana Walmsley; parents Florence and Millard Birdsall; and siblings Richard Birdsall, Sandra Cuno, Michael Birdsall, David Birdsall and Jennifer Vosburg; and many nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Marlene's memory to the University Place, Family House in Pittsburgh, via their website.  Please join us in a celebration of Marlene's life at 4 p.m. on Sunday Sept 2, 2012 at the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church located on the Berwick Turnpike, East Smithfield.  Towanda Daily Review – August 17, 2012 

 

BURTON William J. “Bill” Burton

74, of Harrison Valley, PA died August, 14th 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Born in Blossburg, Pa on November 19, 1937 Bill was the son of the late Robert and Etta (Potter) Burton. Bill was a longtime residence of Farmington Township, PA. He was a retired dairy farmer as well as a retiree from Metamora Products Corp. in Elkland, PA. Bill is survived by his children: Marie (Chuck) Zinck of Middlebury Center PA, Annabel (Tim) Irvin of Milesburg PA, Francis Burton of Harrison Valley PA, and Adel (Bob) Husted of Osceola PA, 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Siblings: Helen Beard of Osceola PA, Nora Hallett of Middlebury Center PA, Fern Tombs of Altamonte Springs FL, George Burton of Lawrenceville PA, Larry Burton of Knoxville PA, Eloise Stewart of Lawrenceville PA, Rose Sexton of Spring TX, Dorothy Messing of Titusville FL, Connie Wicks of Florida, Andrea Moon of Elkland PA, Debbie Seeley of Savona NY and several nieces and nephews. Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Norma Burton a son, William R.C. Burton, and a brother Stanley Burton. A memorial service will be held at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Saturday, 11:00 AM with Reverend Larry O’Dell officiating.   Funeral home obituary – August 17, 2012 

 

CANFIELD Natasha (Tasha) Marie Canfield

age 17, of 456 Farr Rd., Mehoopany, died from injuries sustained as result of an automobile accident on Monday afternoon, Aug. 13, 2012 in Windham Twp., Wyoming County.  She was born in Sayre on Aug. 28, 1994, the daughter of Roger Dale and Sylvia Marie Parks Canfield Jr. of Mehoopany.  Natasha had just graduated with the class of 2012 this spring from Tunkhannock Area High School. Enrolled in the Child Development Program at Tunkhannock, Tasha was on the honor roll for many marking periods. She was accepted and excited to attend Keystone College this fall semester.  Natasha loved camping with her family on their trips to Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands. She took great pleasure in taking family trips to Lancaster and especially the shopping there. She loved clothes, fashion and keeping track of what's going on with her friends and family on Facebook. She especially enjoyed being surrounded with her family and many friends. She loved keeping busy, and for the last several months, Tasha was employed at the Tioga Bistro in Tunkhannock.  In addition to her parents, Natasha is survived by her siblings, Christina M. Canfield of Factoryville, Holly A. Milliron of Laceyville, Roger D. Canfield III of Scranton, Shawn W. Caines of Tunkhannock and Sandra M. Canfield and Brigette M. Canfield both of Mehoopany; her paternal grandparents, Roger and Marion Canfield Sr. of Mehoopany; her maternal grandparents Harold and Ruth Parks of Laceyville and Pete and Gloria Ayers of Johnson City, N.Y.; her paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Murphy of Beaumont; her niece, Aubrey Milliron of Laceyville; a nephew, Holden Canfield of Factoryville; and twin nephews Randy and Nicholas Manzer of Factoryville. Natasha also had several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and many close friends and neighbors.   She was preceded in death by her brother, Roger (Squeak) Dale Canfield IV, on July 25, 2011 and her paternal grandmother Sandra Lou Murphy Canfield who died on May 22, 1985.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday Aug. 17, 2012 at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will be in the Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Natasha Marie Canfield Memorial Fund in care of Peoples Neighborhood Bank, PO Box 149, 83 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.  Towanda Daily Review – August 15, 2012 

 

CAREY Mildred E. Decker

age 90, formerly of Lacey Street and Second Street, Laceyville, died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 14, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, where she was a resident since February.  Mildred was born on June 1, 1922 in Lemon Twp. Wyoming Co., the daughter of the late Frank and Emily Rundle Carey. Mildred was a member of the West Nicholson United Methodist Church. She loved to bake, cook, and being surrounded by her family.  Mildred is survived by her son, David Decker and wife Bonnie of St. Augustine, Fla.; daughter Emily Bitler of Laceyville; brothers Carl and his wife Shirley Carey of West Nicholson and Charles Carey of Falls; sisters Shirley Wood of West Nicholson and Pearl Larue of Dimock; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  Besides her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Bruce Decker (1991), her son Edwin Decker (Aug. 5, 2002), her son in law Edward Bitler (Nov. 23, 2000), a great granddaughter Brittney Devine and several brothers and sisters.  Funeral and committal services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville with Rev. Pat Newhart of Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home before the funeral service. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations, may do so to Asera Care Hospice; 749 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 in Mildred's name.  Towanda Daily Review – August 16, 2012  

 

CHASE Laura Jean Wolz

87, of Galeton, PA, died on Friday, August 17, 2012, at St. Vincent East Hospital, Birmingham, AL. Born May 9, 1925 in Dubois, PA, she was a daughter of the late Milton M. and Laura V. (Verbeck) Chase. Jean was a 1943 Graduate of Galeton High School. On October 5, 1946, in Galeton, she married David J. Wolz, who predeceased her on May 5, 2011. Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church of Galeton. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother who enjoyed needlework and playing board games, especially Scrabble. Surviving are a son, David P. (Diane) Wolz, Gaines; a daughter, Lynda (Jerry) Hinkle, Pinson, AL; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Jean was predeceased by a daughter, Sharon Bridgeman; 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and a great-granddaughter. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Thursday, August 23, 2012, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Friday, August 24, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Galeton from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Richard Tintle will officiate. Interment will be made in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Galeton or to the American Cancer Society.  Star Gazette – August 20, 2012   

 

CINELLI Michael Anthony "Mickey" Cinelli

13, of 60 Emory Allen Lane, Towanda, PA, Burlington Township, died Friday, August 10, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.  “Mickey” as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born March 20, 1999 in N. Towanda, PA the son of Mary Blow Cinelli and Michael F. Cinelli. Mickey attended the Troy Schools and would have been an eighth grade student this fall. He loved being outdoors, climbing trees, riding his bike, playing video games on his computer and playing football with his friends.  Surviving are his:  mother and father, Mary Cinelli and Michael F. Cinelli sisters, Samantha and Teressa Cinelli maternal grandparents, Hazel and Richard Barlow III. and Frank Blow Jr.  paternal grandmother, Felicia Cinelli several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by and infant brother, Zechariah Melvin Cinelli on February 2, 2000, paternal grandfather, Michael Cinelli on January 4, 1990 and uncle, Michael Schrimp on June 5, 2003.  The family will receive friends Friday, August 17, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA with the funeral service being held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 p.m. Interment will be private.

Funeral home obituary – August 13, 2012 

 

COCHRAN Carl E. Cochran

88, of Sayre, Pa., died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Bradford County Manor.  He was born on December 11, 1923 in Gilfoyle, Pa., the son of the late Nelson and Cordilia Loucks.  Carl was the owner and operator of Cochran’s Shoe Repair in Athens and Ruth and Carl’s Shoe Repair in Sayre, Pa. He enjoyed fishing and bailing hay with his friend Bill Shoup for the Shoup Family Farm in Marienville, Pa., and riding his scooter. Carl was a 1947 graduate of the Technical Institute of Shoe Repairing, Altoona, Pa.   He is predeceased by his first wife Barbara Peters, and 16 brothers and sisters.  Carl is survived by his companion of 30 years, Ruth Bishop at home; sister, Ruby Johnson of CA, brothers Delmar Cochran of Nashville, T.N., and David Cochran of W.I., numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins including Charles, Judith, and Amy Cochran, and special friends Dorothy O’Connor and Missy Mullen. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 3 p.m., at the Athens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andrew Weidner officiating.   At Carl’s request his body has been donated to Medical Science Research, Syracuse, 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 Carl’s memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 to help the family defray the costs of the funeral.  Sayre Morning Times – August 7, 2012

 

COGSWELL Elizabeth C. “Betty” Walter

85, of Stateline Rd., Nichols, died Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., following a period of declining health.  Betty was born on August 5, 1927 in Norwalk, Conn., a daughter of Richard and Adelina Cogswell. Betty worked at the Nichols Telephone Company in her earlier years. She then worked at IBM and Sears, prior to staying home to be a housewife and mother. She enjoyed cooking, playing computer games and chatting with friends on the computer.  She will be greatly missed by her sons, Brian Walter, Timothy Walter both of Nichols, Terry (Barbara) Walter of California; a brother-in-law: Joel Huhtanen; three special grandchildren: Aurel, Donielle, Teagan and Quentin; and her nephews, Richard Lindeborne and David Lindeborne.  She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Walter in 1997 and her sister,  Jeanette Huhtanen.  A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Betty’s life will follow at noon. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Nichols Cemetery.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Community Care Network of Nichols, PO Box 100, Nichols, New York 13812 or the Nichols Emergency Squad, PO Box 336, Nichols, NY13812 in loving memory of Elizabeth C. “Betty” Walter.   Sayre Morning Times – August 11, 2012 

 

COLE Margaret Constance "Connie" Bulkley

Our wonderful wife, mother, nana, great-nana, sister and aunt died on August 2, 2012, after a most courageous, lengthy battle with cancer, at home in Odessa, NY, surrounded by her loving family. The daughter of the late Lewis N. and Dora Baxter Cole, Connie was born September 18, 1940. She attended Montour Grammar School in Montour Falls, NY, and graduated from Odessa High School in Odessa, NY in 1958. Connie is survived by her devoted, loving husband of 52 years, Allen H. Bulkley III, devoted daughter and best friend, Katharine (Kay), and son-in-law, Arnie Hughes of Odessa, son and daughter-in-law Allen H. (IV) and Beth Bulkley of Romulus; her beloved grandchildren David Jacobs of buffalo, Marine Cpl. Matthew (Kassie) Jacobs of Odessa, Alison Bulkley of Rochester, Sarah Bulkley of Clifton, NJ, and Madison Bulkley of Romulus, as well as soon to be great-grandson, Cameron M. Jacobs. Connie is also survived by her brother, L. Claude (Bonnie) Cole of Montour Falls, sister Kathleen C. Cleveland of Cayuta, sister-in-law Marcia (Kurt) Bischoff of Odessa, mother-in-law Frances Bulkley, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her father-in-law Allen H. Bulkley Jr. Connie retired from the Cornell University ILR library after 40+ years of service in the documentation center, as a Research Associate. She loved to travel around the country and the world, and made many friends with her warm smile and friendly nature. Many of her family members and friends will forever treasure the mementos that Connie crocheted and crafted for them. Her beautiful home welcomed many family members and friends to numerous celebrations of holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. Connie's life was full of love, devotion, good advice and encouragements for everyone. A special thank you to the staff at the Guthrie Cancer Center of Sayre, PA, especially Dr. Cynthia Lynch, RPA Sue Damico, Sabrina, Heather and the rest of the nursing staff, as well as Mary Kellogg and the staff at Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care for all of their loving care and help provided to Connie and her family. Those wishing to make a donation in her memory may do so to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or the Humane Society of Schuyler County. Based on her wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral. The committal will be at the convenience of the family at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.    Star Gazette – August 9, 2012.   

 

COOK Dr. Joseph Thomas (Joe)

Died August 4, 2012 of a prolonged illness at home in Elmira, NY.  Joe was born September 4, 1946 in Bolivar, PA, the son of Thomas Foster Cook and Ethel Woodward Cook.  Joe is survived by his children Seeley and Rachel.   Also surviving are his brothers Dennis and Chad, their wives Theresa and Pam, his many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Joe was a devotee of classical art song. His love of music manifested early when he sang at church and joined every choir and band in grade school through high school: marching band, orchestra, barbershop quartet, German band and community choirs, where he sang tenor or played the trombone or piano.  This love for music followed Joe to college and graduate school where he received advanced degrees in music.  He graduated from the College of Wooster BMus. in Voice, went to Oakland University in Rochester, MI for vocal training, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL for a MMEd. in Vocal performance.  He attended Indiana University, Bloomington, IN for a DMus. in Choral Conducting.  He taught at Northern Michigan University in Marquette and at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. He was Associate Director of the Aspen Summer Choral Institute, CO.  Most notably he headed the Music Department of Elmira College where he worked for 32 years.  Joe is recalled fondly as a passionate, committed teacher.  In addition to his work on campus, Joe invested in community theatre and directed or featured in many stage productions including his work with Elmira Little Theatre and the readers’ theatre duo Camerata Players.  Joe was a voracious reader with an inquisitive mind, a science fiction enthusiast, an accomplished culinary adventurer, a lover of local food and wine, a back roads tour guide, an Eagle Scout and lifelong lover of the outdoors; above all a gifted storyteller, and remembered for his wry humor and snappy repartee.  He will be missed.  The date and location of Joe's upcoming memorial service will be announced.  If you wish to honor his memory by supporting any of the choirs in which he sang, please see the web addresses below.  Ithaca Community Chorus: www.ithacacommunitychoruses.org; Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira: office1@grace-elmira.org; Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes: info@osfl.org;  Mansfield University Festival Chorus: music.mansfield.edu    Star Gazette – August 7, 2012   

 

CRYDERMAN Loren Harold Cryderman

of Waverly died Saturday August 4, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born October 17, 1928 in Madrid, the son of the late Ida (Denesha) and Alexander Cryderman, and husband of the late Esther (Edwards) Cryderman. Loren was also predeceased by his brothers Michael, and Elwood, step daughter Donna and daughter in law Beverly Porter.  Loren has called the valley home since 1991. He loved to travel. Loren worked for General Motors Corporation as a Lead man on the manufacturing assembly line in Buffalo, N.Y.  Surviving Loren are his children; Lyle L. (Marie), Carol, and Marlene. His stepdaughter and son; Connie (Rick Pettingal) son Larry (Linda) Pettingal Mann, his son in law his grand and great grandchildren, sons-in-law Ralph Porter and Paul Guarino, and sister in law friend Dora Edwards.  Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, August 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly, N.Y. A Funeral service will follow calling hours at 12:00 noon. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor NY.   Sayre Morning Times – August 6, 2012  

 

DEAN Doris A. Micklitsch

of Southport, NY: Age 84 died on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Doris was the daughter of the late Leon and Ruth Dean. She is predeceased by her husband of 34 years Robert E. Micklitsch. She is survived their daughter Ruth (Michael) Hosey, grandchildren: Megan and Eric Hosey; brother: Leon (Cathy) Dean, companion and friend of 22 years Joseph Matlega and many nieces and nephews. Doris worked for Remington Rand for 26 years in the personnel department, and for 20 years with the United States Small Business Administration as a loan officer. Doris enjoyed traveling the world and winters in Florida. She has been an active volunteer for the Local Chapter of AARP since her retirement. Memorial services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may make contributions in lieu of flowers to the Arnot Ogden Foundation, 600 Roe Ave, Elmira, NY 14905, Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 or to the American Cancer Society , 1316 College Ave. Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY 14904. Star Gazette – August 20, 2012 

 

DODGE Richard E.

With family in close attendance, the Lord called home one of his finest children today, August 6th, 2012. Richard E. (Dick) Dodge was a Christmas baby, arriving on December 25th, 1935. He was the first of 11 children born to J.R. and Louise (Spears) Dodge. The first years of his life were spent in Syracuse and Warners, before moving to Alpine in 1982. He retired from Crucible Steel after 30 years of service. The ultimate outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time in the Adirondacks. He took great pleasure in spending time with his friends and family, and logged many miles traveling to the Syracuse area and Virginia to maintain a loving presence. Dick was predeceased by his parents and sister Linda. Those still remaining on Earth to share the memories of his wonderful life include his children, Rick (Nida) Dodge of Baldwinsville, Jeff (Shelly) Dodge of Camillus, and Kurt (Donna) Dodge of Winchester, Virginia. Grandchildren include Sonya, Jamie, Bill, Rachel, Erica, Chelsi and Chase. Siblings include Bob (Sue) Dodge, John (Marie) Dodge, Ginny Longo, Jess (Jim) Carr, Cindy (Bob) Keyes, Ed (Mary) Dodge, Karen Sue Juszek, Jim (Debby) Dodge, Pam Dodge, and all their children, Dick's nieces and nephews. Also left to cherish his beloved memory is his life's partner, Ann Wood of Alpine and her family, including children Cherith (John) Keeton and Evie and Greg Noden. Grandchildren include Forrest, Maeve, Marshall, Leah, and Mariah. Ann's nieces and nephews will also cherish his loving memory. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service to celebrate his amazing life will be held Saturday, August 11th 2012 at 11am at the Odessa-Catherine United Methodist Church, 305 Church Street, in Odessa.  Star Gazette – August 8, 2012  

 

DONLIN Eleanor Donlin

96, died Aug. 2, 2012 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Forksville, Pa. Prior to her hospitalization, she was a longtime resident at Keystone Manor in Sayre, Pa.  She was born Sept. 4, 1915 in Auburn Township, Pa., the daughter of James J. and Ella F. Costello Donlin.   She graduated from Meshoppen, Pa., High School in 1933, and in 2008, attended her 75th high school reunion. In 2007, she was inducted into the Pennsylvania State Voters Hall of Fame. She had voted in every November election for 50 years or more.  Surviving are her many nieces and nephews, and very good friends Chris and Bettie Shaffer.  Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.    Sayre Morning Times – August 7, 2012  

 

FULLER Claude A. "Pete" Fuller

84, of South Montrose, and formerly of Orange and Tunkhannock, died on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose. He was born in Sayre, to the late Claude A. and Susie (Smith) Fuller, Sr. His wife of 58½ years, Ellen (Crosby) Fuller, predeceased him.   Surviving is his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Robert Taiko, Barnesville; four sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Linda Fuller, Dallas, Pa., Edward and Patricia Fuller, Clarks Summit, Joseph and Diana Fuller, Kingsley and Daniel Fuller, Tunkhanock; seven grandchildren, Kristin, Debra, Michael Jr., Phillip, Traci, Heather and Carrie; 10 great grandchildren, Kendyl, Nathan, Hunter, Emily, Hannah, Peter, Ryan, Cheyanna, Zoey and Reese; brother, Richard Fuller, Jasper, Ind.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was also predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Marsha and Bertha Fuller, niece, Sandra Fuller, nephew, Kenneth Fuller, aunt, Sarah Fuller who raised him from age five after his mother died.  Pete was employed for 36 years at Lake Louise Farms in Orange and Tunkhannock. Pete and his wife Ellen were among the founding members of the Northmoreland Township Ambulance, he was also a member of the Franklin Township Fire Police, and Franklin Township Fire Company. Pete was an avid hunter and fisherman, and every summer, he and his wife Ellen would take a trip camping around the country.  A Memory Service will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Rev. Gerard F. Safko of Holy Name of Mary Church, officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wyoming. Friends may call on the family from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  The family will provide flowers; their wishes were the memorial contributions in Pete's name be made to the Montrose Minute Men, P.O. Box 461, Montrose, PA 18801, or to the Endless Mtns. Health Systems Building Fund, 25 Grow Ave. Montrose, PA 18801.  Towanda Daily Review – August 21, 2012   

 

GEROW Ellen E. Gerow

85, of Wellsboro died Friday, August 10, 2012.  Born Feb. 5, 1927, in Charleston Township, she was the daughter of Floyd V. Gerow, Sr. and Edna Apgar.  Ellen retired from IBM in Owego, N.Y., where she worked as an electronic assembler, earlier she also worked at the former Lynofilm in Wellsboro. Ellen attended the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, and had been a past member of the Wellsboro Moose.  Surviving are three daughters, Darlene Webster of Wellsboro; Annamarie Hampton (Billy) of Chincoteaque, Va.; Bernita Cook of Apalachin, N.Y.; one son, Lewis Covert (Linda) of Wellsboro; one sister, Beverly Heck of Wellsboro; three brothers, Merrill Gerow of Corning, N.Y., Arnold Gerow, of Tioga, and Robert Andrews of Elmira, N.Y.; ten grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; 11 brothers and sisters; one grandson, Raymond Hughes; and one great-granddaughter, Sadie Hughes.  At Ellen's request, there will be no public service. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorials may be made in her memory to a charity of one's choice.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 13, 2012

 

GILL George R. Gill

61, of Sabinsville died on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at home.  Born Feb. 22, 1951 in Philadelphia, he is the son of George R. and Theresa (Jeffery) Gill.   He worked for the City of Philadelphia in the street department as a mechanic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking and riding his Harley. George is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his two sons, George R. Gill, III, Sabinsville; Jessie R. Gill, Galeton; his father, George R. Gill, Sr.; one brother, Bill; and three sisters, Patricia, Sally and Anna-Marie.  There will be no services at this time.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 20, 2012 

 

GOBLE Mary Elizabeth Morgan

69, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Mary was born on January 26, 1943 in Owego, N.Y., a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Goble.  Mary was an avid NASCAR and INDY fan and enjoyed volunteering at the Watkins Glenn International Speedway. She also loved taking trips to casinos and spending time with her friends. Mary was preceded in death by two special aunts, Gladys Stafford and Bessie Howey.  Mary is survived by her children: Richard (Kimberly) Morgan of Mahtomedi, M.N. and Tammey (Steven) Woodring of Hendersonville N.C.; sister, Carolyn Goble of Nichols, N.Y.; grandchildren, Natalie Morgan, Jake Morgan, Ryan Woodring, Tyler Woodring, Nicholas, Woodring, and Kiersten Woodring; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Spring View Apartment Commons, 80 Spring St. Waverly, N.Y.  Caring services are being provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Athens, PA.    Sayre Morning Times – August 7, 2012 

 

GRAVES Leo J. Graves

66, of Ulysses, PA, died Monday, August 13, 2012 in his home.  Born August 5, 1946, in Genesee, PA, he was the son of Myron T. and Lillian Hulse Graves. On December 2, 1972, in Ulysses, he married the former Sherrill D. “Sheri” Watkins, who survives.   He was employed by Pure Carbon (Morgan AM&T) in Coudersport for 30 years.  Surviving besides his wife, Sheri, are: two sons, Shane (Theresa) Graves of North Bingham, PA and Clifford Scott Graves of Lockport, NY; two granddaughters, Presley and Sophia; five brothers, Charles (Charlotte) Sutton of Oswayo, PA, Byron (Marie) Sutton of Eldred, PA, Lowell (Bonnie) Graves of Genesee, PA, Lynn (Judy) Graves of Covington, PA, and Leon (Debbie) Graves of Middlebury Center, PA; five sisters, Dorothy (Dick) Nelson of Wellsville, NY, Maude (James) Goodenough of Gold PA, Linda (Roy) Thomison of Blossburg, PA, Louise Payne of Emporium, PA, and Lucille Copp of Emporium, PA; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.   Friends may call Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – August 14, 2012

 

GREEN Fordyce Green

90, formerly of Genesee, PA, died Sunday, August 19, 2012 in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.  Born June 28, 1922, on Cobb Hill, Allegany Township, PA, he was the son of Erville and Anna Reynolds Green. On January 7, 1979, in Genesee, he married the former Helen Yeager, who predeceased him on January 14, 2005.  He owned and operated a dairy, beef, and potato farm. He attended the HUG senior center in Ulysses. Surviving are: three nephews, Charles (Carolyn) Hemphill, James (Sherry) Green, and Raymond (Peggy) Green; a niece, Fredericka (Larry) Fletcher; several great-nephews and great-nieces and three step-sons, Clifford (Roxy)Bisnett, Michael Bisnett, and Charles (Paula) Bisnett.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Marjorie Hemphill; and five brothers, Clair Green, Richard Green, Gerald W. Green, Francis Sheon, and Charles Sheon.    Friends may call Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. His nephew, the Rev. James Green will officiate. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery, Allegany Township.  Memorials may be made to the Sweden Valley Manor Activity Fund, 1028 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – August 19, 2012

 

GRIGGS Betty Frances (Griggs) Morris

The best Ma ever is now pain-free, shopping with the angels, and playing bingo in heaven. At 89 years young, she passed peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 13, 2012. Although she suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis, she never let it define who she was. Instead, Ma was a tremendous inspiration to her children, grandchildren and anyone who knew her and her feisty, spirited character.  Ma was born on April 21, 1923, in Olyphant, Pa. She was the youngest of nine children born to Thomas and Laura Azer Griggs. After graduating in the Class of 1940 from Olyphant High School, she was employed at IBM, Endicott, New York, to help with the World War II supply effort. Ma married Lyle Morris on June 1, 1957, in Duncannon, Pa. In 1969, they purchased the B&L Café in Towanda, where Ma touched many lives with her generous and giving heart.  Ma was a woman of strong faith and a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church and a lifetime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post 1624, Nichols, N.Y.  Lyle, her husband of 55 years, survives her at their home in Rome, Pa. Her legacy lives on in her six surviving children, grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren: Linda and the late John Strope and children Terry, Janice, John, Jerry, Karen and Tammy; Jerry and Helen Ousterout; Diana and Charles Dewing and children, Jessica, Jordan, Clayton and Ashley; Mickey and Sondra Morris and children, Erin, Kyle, Mike and Alec; Jill and Edward O'Connor and children, Bradley and Laura; Bette and Darren Howell and children Taya and Paige. Also surviving are 24 great-grandchildren.  Ma is predeceased by her parents and eight siblings Almer, Alfred, Thomas, Willard, Mabel, Laura, Violet and Jennie.  Abiding with the families wishes, a private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one's choice in loving memory of Betty F. Morris. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Towanda Daily Review – August 14, 2012

 

GROW Bernetta French

91, died on Friday August 3, 2012 at Riverview Manor, Owego, N.Y. She was born in Endicott, NY on July 1, 1921, the daughter of the late Corey and Zetta (Wiles) Grow.  Bernetta was predeceased by her husband, Edward French; her son, Merland; her daughter, Barbara; her two sisters, Arleigh and Shirley; and her two brothers, Donald and Leonard.  She is survived by her two sons, Lewis Briggs and Rustin Briggs; numerous grandchildren, great-and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Throughout her life, Bernetta was a servant for the Lord. She was a caregiver and was always there to help others in need. She always did what the Lord called her to do.  A Memorial Service will be held at Mountain Chapel, 2070 Sulphur Springs Rd., Owego, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jason Laudermilch officiating. A graveside service and interment will take place in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Herndon, Va. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial contribution in memory of Bernetta to Mountain Chapel or the Gideons International, Tioga Camp, PO Box 481, Owego, N.Y., 13827.   Sayre Morning Times – August 8, 2012   

 

HERRIMAN Roger R. Herriman Sr.

59, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at his home. Born May 15, 1953, in Muncy, he was the son of Barbara (Kile) Herriman Roupp of Canton and the son of the late Carl R. Herriman and stepson of the late Max Roupp.  Surviving, besides his mother, is his wife of 41 years, Shirley K. (Walburn) Herriman; three sons, Roger R. Jr. (Tracie) of Watsontown, Shannon R. (Nicole) and Jason "Jake" B. Herriman, all of Turbotville; nine grandchildren; a sister, Debra A. (David) Richart of Canton; and his father-in-law, Howard Walburn, Turbotville.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville, where the funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Franklin "Stone Heap" Cemetery. The family suggests contributions in his memory be made to Susquehanna Health Cancer Treatment Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.    Williamsport Sun Gazette – August 16, 2012

 

KENDALL J. Fred

79, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 in the Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Born July 26, 1933, in West Chester, PA, he was the son of John F. and Emily S. Wood Kendall.  A US Army Veteran, he served honorably from 1956 – 1958.  On June 25, 2005, in Elkland, PA, he married the former Amy J. Madison, who survives.  He owned and operated Kendall Supply in New Jersey for 17 years.  Fred was employed as a truck driver by Peffer Express for 30 years.  Locally, he was employed as a school bus driver by Ulysses Motors and Rice Transportation.  He was a member of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company.  Surviving besides his wife, Amy, are:  five children, Holly (Ben) Miller, John F. (Melody) Kendall, Jr., and Dennis A. Kendall, all of New Jersey, Harley Jo Kendall of Westfield, and son to be born on Tuesday, August 21st, Logan Charles Kendall;  six grandchildren, Jennifer Kendall, John F. Kendall, III, Tristan Kendall, Ben Miller, Jr., Jonathan Miller, and Emily Miller;  one great-grandson, John F. Kendall, V;  and two sisters, Fredda Myers and Jane (John) Cinghina.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 4:00 PM.  The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, 20 E. Tannery St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927 or a charity of the donor’s choice.    Funeral home obituary – August 18, 2012  

LEWIS Jan Marie Theisen

53, of 634 Walnut Ridge, Peosta, Iowa, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 7:05 p.m. at her home in Peosta, after a courageous battle with cancer. Friends and relatives of Jan may call from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, Iowa, where a wake service will be held at 2:00 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held for Jan at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Peosta, Iowa, with Rev. John Haugen Presiding. Burial will be held in St. John's Cemetery in Centralia, Iowa. Jan was born March 10, 1959 in Elmira, NY, daughter of Robert and Virginia (Bailey) Lewis. On May 23, 1987 in Elmira, New York she was united in marriage to Thomas Theisen. She is a 1977 graduate of Southside High School, Elmira, NY. She is a graduate of Corning Community College in Corning, New York with an Associates Degree in Nursing, the University of Texas, Houston, TX with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and later received her Master's at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. She was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX and Finley Hospital in Dubuque. She then became a Nursing Instructor at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta for 17 years. Jan enjoyed track during high school, softball, and bowling. She had a love for theater and country music. She was an avid Cubs and Hawkeye fan. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Peosta. Jan was a 2012 Nominee for Woman of the Year in Dubuque County. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Thomas Theisen of Peosta, IA; two sons, Brian Theisen of Cedar Falls, IA, and Nicholas Theisen of Peosta, IA; her father and mother, Robert C. and Virginia B. Lewis of Largo, FL; two sisters, Kathi Burt of Pearland, TX, and Patricia Crowley of Breesport, NY; two brothers, William (Penny) Lewis of Hector, NY and Michael (Connie) Lewis of Pine City, NY; her mother-in-law, Grace Vaske of Dyersville, IA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Peg (Dennis) Ries of Epworth, IA, Mike (Deanna) Vaske of Richmond, TX, and Chris (Cindy) Vaske of Peru, IL; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many special caring and loving friends. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Avis Bailey and Frederick and Katherine Lewis; her father-in-law, Donald Vaske and a brother-in-law, Dan Theisen.   Star Gazette – August 8, 2012 

 

MAKLEY David Makley

60, of Covington, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.  Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.; funeral services will follow the viewing at 8 p.m.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – August 16, 2012    

 

MALANDRA Pauline Theresa (Malandra) Popovich

died on the morning of Sunday, August 5th, 2012 at the age of 85 at Noble Hospital in Westfield, MA. Born on July 4th, 1927 in Elmira, NY, she graduated from Elmira Catholic H.S. in 1944 and attended Elmira College. She married her husband Sam Popovich (born in Elmira Heights, NY) on August 16th, 1948. The family has lived in Westfield since 1961. She was employed as a textbook manager at Westfield State College and worked for many years at Hamden District Court in Westfield, retiring in 1994. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her four children Michael (and his wife Cheryl, both of Westfield), Gary (Midlothian, VA), Lynn (Jensen Beach, FL) and Lisa (Denver, CO), her brother Vincent (Warminster, PA), and numerous nieces and nephews.  Star Gazette – August 19, 2012  

 

MARINCE Doris Ann Kondisko

84, of Williamsport and formerly of Lock Haven, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 24, 1928, in Troy, Pa., the daughter of Michael and Mary (German) Marince.  Doris was the wife of Andrew Kondisko with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage in May.  She was a former member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Lock Haven where she was a cantor and a member of the choir.  Doris was employed for 15 years at the Bootery Shoe store in Lock Haven.  Her family was the most important part of her life.  Doris was very athletic, had she been born in a later generation she would have definitely excelled in sports. She is survived by her husband, Andrew; two sons, James M. (Elizabeth) Kondisko of Williamsport and Les "Ron" Kondisko of Philadelphia; a brother, Frederick Marince of Cleveland, Ohio; six grandchildren, Michelle Kondisko, Brian (Kris) Kondisko, Jessica Ledsom, Sarah (Steven) Aloi, Grant Kondisko and Krista Kondisko and five great-grandchildren.  Doris was predeceased by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.  Relatives and friends are invited to Doris' Life Celebration Memorial Mass 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the Immaculate Conception Church, 310 W. Water St., Lock Haven, Pa., with Fr. Joseph Orr, celebrant. A reception will follow.  Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – August 10, 2012   

 

MONDALTO Vincenza "Vincy" Ruvolo

age 78, of W. Second St., Watkins Glen, passed away Thursday, August 9th, 2012 in the comfort of her home.   Vincy was born in Campobasso, Italy on September 14, 1933, the daughter of the late Giuseppe "Papa Joe" and Mary (Lupo) Mondalto. She was member of the Watkins Glen 1952 Graduating Class. Vincy was employed at Westinghouse and retired as a coordinator after 13 years of service with the Falls Home in Montour Falls. Vincy was a very active communicant at St. Mary's of the Lake Church where she was a Stephens Minister, a Eucharistic Minister, past President of the St. Mary's Guild, an Auxillary Member of the Legion of Mary, and a member of the Resurrection Choir. She was also a member of the Hospital Auxillary and a substitute on the Schuyler County Election Board.  Vincy is survived by her son, Gregg (Gwen) Ruvolo of Wesley Chapel, FL; her grandsons, Michael (Camilla) Ruvolo and Brett (Candin) Ruvolo all of Lakeland, FL; her dear brother and sister in law, Nick and Mary Lou Ruvolo; nieces, Linda Mizerak and Lori (Rocco) Zingaro and their children; and cousin, Jeanine (Frank) Wells.  Friends and family may call from 4 to 7pm on Monday, August 13th at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Paul Bonacci at 11am on Tuesday, August 14th at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Watkins Glen.  Memorial contributions may be made in Vincy's memory to the Restoration Fund at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.  Star Gazette – August 12, 2012 

 

MOORE Rebecca L. Moore

Age 57, of Waverly, N.Y., died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly, New York after a brief illness.  She was born July 17, 1955 in Sayre, Pa. Becky was the daughter of the late James R. Moore & Louise Shellard Moore.  She was a life-time resident of the Valley; graduating from Sayre Area High School in 1974. Becky loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and always loved having people around. She enjoyed listening to all kinds of music.  Surviving Becky is her daughter Heather Moore of Waverly, a son Brandon Moore of Waverly and his girlfriend Amber Ellis of Owego, a son & daughter-in-law Joshua & Angel (McKean) Moore of Wysox, PA. She is a survived by a granddaughter Danielle Moore of Waverly, grandsons Zachary & Justin Moore of Wysox, granddaughter Jasmine Moore of Wysox and a granddaughter Brianna Ellis of Owego.  She is also survived by sisters, Rachel Vaughn of Shortsville, N.Y. and Renee Moore of Waverly. A brother and sister-in-law Ronald & Nancy Moore of Duncannon, Pa. She is survived by several nieces, nephews & cousins.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.., Thursday, August 9, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Rebecca’s life will follow the visitation with Rebecca’s niece, Stacey Moore Nybeck honoring her memory at 2:00 p.m.    Sayre Morning Times – August 8, 2012  

 

MYERS Charlotte Ann (Myers) Callanan

a long-time resident of Watkins Glen, NY, died peacefully on August 13, 2012 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, N.Y. She was born on December 10, 1930 in Fulton, NY to Alberta (McDougall) and William Arthur Myers. She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, The Honorable John ("Jack") Patrick Callanan, Sr. retired Schuyler County, Surrogate and Family Court Judge of Watkins Glen, NY, and their five children: Karen A. Callanan (Nahant, MA), John Patrick Callanan, Jr (Eleanor Honan) (Burdett, NY), Margaret ("Peggy") Copley Callanan ( East Aurora ,NY), Kevin Callanan (Kathy Koerner) (Mumford, NY) and Constance ("Connie") Shea Bennett (Mathew) (Hudsonville MI). Charlotte also had nine grandchildren; Shannon Shea Schamel (Mathew) of West Chester PA, Cornelius Daniel (Neil) Callanan of Washington DC, Courtney, Amanda, Patrick and William Callanan of Mumford, NY and Abigail, Madison and Joshua Bennett of Hudsonville MI, as well as a sister-in-law Kathleen Callanan of Buffalo, NY, several nieces and nephews and a cousin, Bill Meyers (Pam) formerly of Fulton, NY. Charlotte graduated from Buffalo State Teacher's College, Buffalo NY and worked as a teacher in Ithaca, NY upon her graduation. For over 50 years, after moving to Watkins Glen in 1955, Charlotte was an active participant in the community, working as a tireless campaigner and supporter of her husband Jack's three runs for elective office. She also served as President of the Schuyler County League of Woman's Voters and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Schuyler Hospital. Charlotte also worked at the Odessa-Montour School District in Odessa, NY in administration and publicity. She also spent countless hours over the years volunteering for numerous organizations, including St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church of Watkins Glen, the Watkins Glen Public Library, The Squires Drum & Bugle Corp, The PTA, 4-H, and the Hospital Auxiliary. She was also an avid bridge player for many, many years, thoroughly enjoying her bridge playing friends and companions. She was a longtime communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Watkins Glen. NY. A Mass celebrating her life will be held on Friday, August 17, 2012 at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Watkins Glen, NY at 10:00 am. Calling hours will be held at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 East 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 on Thursday August 16, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Those who wish may send a memorial donation in her memory to The St. Mary's of the Lake Restoration Building Fund, St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or the Watkins Glen Public Library at 610 S. Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.   Star Gazette – August 15, 2012  

 

NAUTA James Richard

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, we’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again…..surrounded by his family, James Richard Nauta, 74, of Warren Center, Pa went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 5, 2012.  Dick, as he was lovingly known by his family and friends, was born on February 15, 1938 in Morristown, New Jersey a son of Edith E. and the late Peter Nauta.  He was a veteran of the US Army and served his country from 1961-1964. On June 28, 1958, he married Jean Hoekendorf and together they celebrated 54 years of marriage.  Dick treasured his time spent with his family, especially enjoying his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and traveling.  He leaves his wife Jean, his children: Christopher (Becky) Nauta, Janet Sue Nauta Russell; Charles Surine; his mother Edith Nauta; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ron (Marie) Nauta, Bob (Lin) Nauta, Leon (Marcia) Nauta, Dale (Kathy) Nauta; sister-in-law, Loretta Nauta; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-inlaw: Peter and Josie Hoekendorf. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Dick was predeceased by his father Peter Nauta and brother Peter W. Nauta.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Sunday, August 12th from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Dille Parish United Church of Christ, LeRaysville, Pa. A memorial service and celebration of Dick’s life will follow at 2pm with Pastor Tom Burlington and his son Pastor Christopher Nauta, officiating. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local chapter of the American Cancer Society or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of James R. “Dick” Nauta. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.   Sayre Morning Times – August 7, 2012  

 

NEGRI Frances Marie Agosta

age 91, of West First Street in Corning, NY died Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath. Frances was born on January 16, 1921 in Corning to Charles and Josephine (Pasquerella) Negri and grew up in an Italian neighborhood on Water Street. She worked for the Hunt Glass Company in Corning as an engraver until she married Orlando Agosta on June 19, 1948 and then became a housewife and mother to four. Orlando pre-decreased her on July 5, 1999. Dedicated to her faith, she carried it into all aspects of her life. While raising children, she helped with school activities as well as Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. She worked many years (into her 80's) making St. Mary's Church shine by caring for altar boy vestments, altar cloths, and cleaning and polishing. She loved to cook and bake; making Sunday dinner a great family tradition. She and her husband, Orlando, had a beautiful garden every summer which resulted in much canning and freezing for the winter to come. Going to the horse races and casino with friends and family balanced out the later years in life. Her pet cats Trudy and Elizabeth brought much joy to her over many years. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann (Timothy) Lanahan of Painted Post and Florence Agosta of Corning; two sons, Anthony (Jill) Agosta of Corning and Carmen (Patsy) Agosta of Charlotte, NC; five grandchildren, Michael Lanahan (Ellen Blagg), Erin (Patrick) Dugan, Nicholas and Stephanie Walker, and JonPaul Agosta; step granddaughters, Teresa Barnes, Julie Harnish, and Kippie Baker and several step-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters Victoria Berto and Irene Hanley, a brother Richard (Sissy) Negri and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by sisters Florence Crans, Philomena Ruocco and brothers Michael, Tony and James. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 19th from 3 until 6PM at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 East First Street, Corning, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 20th at St. Mary's Church in Corning at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. Memorial donations may be made in Frances' name to the All Saints Parish Memorial Fund, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830 or Steuben County Office of the Aging, 3 East Pulteney Square, Bath, NY 14810.   Star Gazette – August 17, 2012 

 

OTTMAN Carolyn O. Bellinger

95, formerly of Lawyersville, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Nov. 16, 1916 in Carlisle, N.Y., she was the daughter of Schaeffer and Lena (Karker) Ottman. Carolyn was raised in Carlisle and lived in Lawyersville after she was married. She moved to Troy and resided with her son for the past two years.  While raising her family, she was a member of the local 4-H Club and the Rock District Grange, as well as the Seward Valley Grange.  Carolyn was an active member of the Lawyersville Reformed Church, its Women's Guild, and volunteered at the church dinners.  She was predeceased by her husband, Franklin, who died in 1984.  Survivors include her two children, Joan (Bruce) Bishop of Rutland, Vt. and Carl G. Bellinger of Troy; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law: Mildred Erikson of Cobleskill.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at Lawyersville Reformed Church, 4957 State Route 145, Cobleskill, with Rev. Pacia Ferrell Vamvas officiating. Burial will follow in Slate Hill Cemetery. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawyersville Reformed Church, 4957 State Route 145, Cobleskill, NY 12043.   Towanda Daily Review – August 15, 2012

 

PORTER Addison Dean Porter

59, of Sayre, Pa., died unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born on April 28, 1953 in Blossburg, Pa., a son of the late Addison C. and Etta May McNeal Porter.  Addison loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and working on vehicles.  He is predeceased by his brothers Willis "Butch" Porter and Michael Porter, sister Mable Roupp, and nephew Addison "Skeet" Porter.  Addison is survived by his children Tracy Dean Porter of Canton, Pa., Tim and Tennille Porter of Athens, Pa., and Raymond Charles Porter of Minnesota; grandchildren Robert Addison Charles Porter, Parker Talada, Jessica Marie Rebholtz and Brendin Thomas Porter; siblings Addison Charles Porter, Randy Porter, Rose Marie Benedict, Ruthellen Machmer, Tom Porter, Gary Porter and Pauline Jackson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Addison's memory to the: American Diabetes Foundation, Wilkes-Bare PA Office, 65 East Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018  Towanda Daily Review – August 8, 2012  

 

PERRY Ella B. Preston

95, of County Route 16, Painted Post (Town of Orange), entered into rest on Tuesday morning, August 7, 2012 at home. Ella was born in Pine Valley, NY on March 1, 1917, one of nine children of Arnold and Blanche Miller Perry. She attended country school in Little Marsh, Pa., graduating as valedictorian of her class.  On January 5, 1936, she and Donald F. Preston were married in Little Marsh. Don preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1977. Ella worked for several years at Miller’s restaurant in Painted Post. She later worked for Corning Glass Works and retired after many years with Ingersoll- Rand Company in Painted Post. Ella was a very talented quilter and lovingly shared her work with family and friends. She was also a great cook and her meals were the highlight of all family gatherings. Besides her husband Don, Ella was predeceased by her son Hugh Preston in 2001, her sisters, Ethel Long, Shirley Hunter and Betty Tongue, her brothers, Bill Perry and Fred Perry and her son in law, Jim Price.  Surviving are her sons and daughters in law, Robert & Kathryn Preston of Laveen, AZ, Larry & Chris Preston of Morrisville, NC and Michael & Marie Preston of Painted Post, her daughters and sons in law, Donna Price of Painted Post, Sherri & Bruce Kasick of Dallas, NC, Kay & Howard Houghtaling of Bradford and Patti Preston of Malta, NY and her daughter in law, Carol Preston of Hornby. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren, her sisters, Wanda Matthews of Painted Post and Ruth Arduini of Corning, her brother, John Perry of Florida, her sister in law, Alberta Woodworth of Hornell and many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call on Sunday, August 12 from 1-2 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Services will follow at 2 PM with Rev. Daniels Knopf officiating. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery.  Corning Leader – August 10, 2012 

 

PRESTON JoAnne Gray

62, of Athens, Pa., died unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born on April 16, 1950 in Waverly, N.Y. a daughter of Marshall Preston Sr. and Oaple Grabb Preston.  JoAnne loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and the rest of her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and reading. JoAnne owned and operated the 61 Diner, Waverly, N.Y. and was the manager of Lou's Diner in Nichol's, N.Y. for 4 years.  She is predeceased by her infant son Matthew Todd Brown, father Marshall Preston Sr., and close friend Alvin "Butch" Curtis.  JoAnne is survived by her daughter Jennifer Gray Cranor of Athens, Pa.; and sons Mark (Katherine) Brown of Athens, Pa. and Jason Brown of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Nina Needham, Matthew Brown, Miranda Brown, Kali JoAnne Alexander, Sierra Brown and Kieran Cranor; mother Oaple Boehm; siblings Mrs. Cremora "Tish" Dailey of Florida; Marshall Preston Jr. of Oklahoma, Nancy Wootton of Florida, Raymond Preston of Waverly, N.Y., Donald Preston of Canton, Pa. and Lucille Jordan of Sayre, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.   Friends and family may call from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Chris Gray from Greater Valley Assembly of God officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y.  Memorial donations may be made in JoAnne's memory to: Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892.  Towanda Daily Review – August 8, 2012  

 

RUGER Alayna L.

Infant daughter to Jessica Ruger was brought into our arms Friday, July 20, 2012, and went home to be one of God's little angels on Fri., Aug. 10, 1012, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Alayna is survived by her mother, Jessica; sister, Aaliyah; aunts and uncles, Michael Wheeler, Steven, Christopher and Courtney Ruger; maternal grandmother, Laura (Jim) Douglas; maternal great-grandparents, Charlotte Ellis and David Costley; maternal great-great-grandmother, Myrtle Houck; paternal great-grandparents, Elmae and Bill Ruger; several other family members and friends. She was also recently predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Timothy Ruger. Although her time with us was brief, we loved her dearly and are comforted to know she is in Heaven sitting on grandpa's lap. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., Aug. 15, 2012, from 4-6:00 p.m. Her service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Special thanks to all our family and friends for their prayers, support and friendship.  Star Gazette – August 14, 2012 

 

RUSSELL John N. Jr.

Age 57, of Elmira, NY, died on August 3, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. John was born on May 30, 1955 in Elmira, son of John Sr. and Helen (Cook) Russell. John retired from Monroe Muffler and Tire in Elmira as assistant manager after many years of service. He was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan and had a passion for classic cars. John is survived by his daughter, Tanya Russell; sons, Christopher Russell and Michael (Racheal) Russell; mother and step father, Helen and Howard Goodall; sisters, Vickie Rhodes, Deb (Mike) Kelly, Suzan Russell and Sally Swart; brother, James (Laurie) Russell; 16 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; many nieces and nephews; dear friend and mother of John's children, Karen Rogers. John was predeceased by his father, John Russell Sr. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. Interment will take place in Hillside Cemetery in Dundee, NY at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – August 5, 2012  

 

SANFORD Stephanie S. Sanford Myers 

Stephanie S. Sanford Myers, 44, of Elm Creek Road, Randolph, died at 7:55 AM Saturday (August 4, 2012) at home with her family by her side. Steph had experienced an escalation of the cancer that weakened her body such that her spirit went home to be with the Lord. She was born February 9, 1968 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Riley T. and Judith Barnes Sanford. Mrs. Myers was a graduate of the Elmira Free Academy and in 1990 received a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. While working as a coop at Cummins, Inc., she met her husband Randy. She had worked as an Engineer and Materials Manager at Cummins, Inc. in Ashville. Previously she had worked for MRC Bearings in Falconer following college. She was a member and ordained elder of the Randolph United Presbyterian Church, she became ordained at the age of 16 in Elmira and was very active in her local church ministry. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women, H.P. Lodnar Book Club in Randolph and was and active leader in both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts with her children. Stephanie loved to travel and spend time with her beloved family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Randal L. Myers, whom she married on October 19, 1991 in Elmira, two children; Alexandra E. Myers and Austin R. Myers at home, a brother Carl F. Sanford II and his son Xayn Kurta of Elmira, NY. She was preceded in death by her father Riley Sanford on May 11, 1992 and her mother Judith Barnes Sanford on February 18, 2009. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 PM Monday (August 6, 2012) in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM Tuesday in the Randolph United Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Leslie Latham, pastor of the Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rutledge Rural Cemetery in Conewango, NY.  . Star Gazette – August 7, 2012  

 

SCHROM Marjorie "Marge" Johnston

Age 73 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Sunday August 5, 2012. She was born on August 7, 1938 in Schenectedy, NY the daughter of the late Lawrence and Beatrice Kirker Schrom. Mrs. Johnston was pre-deceased by her husband Wesley Johnston in 1990; and also by her brother Robert Schrom. Marge worked at the Convenient Mart in Horseheads, NY for over 20 years. The family would like to thank John Overacker and her Convenient Store Family for all of the years of friendship and love. Mrs. Johnston is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Stephen and Kathy Johnston of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren: Autumn Johnston and friend David Lawrence; Scott and Lindsay Green; Laura Green and friend Brett Barney; Kevin Green; brother and sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Donald and Margaret Schrom of Elmira, NY; LaRue Shuart; Margaret Clevelend; Ruth Wales; Ronald Gordon; nieces and nephews: Theresa, Robert Jr., Kathy, Donald Jr., Linda Hughes, Bill Schrom, Cheryl Blair. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Tuesday August 7, 2012 from 4-6 PM. Mrs. Johnston's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 PM with the Rev. Rick Price Officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery in Spencer, NY.   Star Gazette – August 6, 2012 

 

SCHULTZ Robert Jerome Schultz

73, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at his residence in New Bern, NC. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had worked with the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller for 20 years. He later worked as a merchandiser for Hallmark Cards at the Wal-Mart in New Bern. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Schultz and Theodosia Rosno Schultz, his stepmother, Ann Schultz and his brother, Raymond "John" Schultz. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Schultz of New Bern; daughters, Wendy Schultz of New Bern and Theresa Cormican (Sean) of New Bern; two sisters, Geraldine Schultz of Wake Forest and Patricia Spoor (Leroy) of Honesdale, Pa.; one brother, Richard Schultz (Randi) of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Nancy Schultz Gell of Rochester, NY; and four grandchildren, Cameron, Jacob, Christopher and Alyssa. Graveside Memorial Service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012 at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Wounded Warriors Project. Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations has the honor of Schultz family.   Star Gazette – August 19, 2012

 

SMITH Catherine Smith Grannis  "Kate"

Elmira: Age 91, died peacefully at Elcor Health Services, with her loving family by her side, on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Kate was born in Rochester NY, a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Reger) Smith. She married Thomas E. Grannis on May 18, 1946 in Elmira and they were married for 61 years before his passing on September 28, 2007. Kate was also predeceased by brothers, Arthur J. and Francis Smith; sisters, Margaret T. Houle and Jean E. Seeley. She is survived by her children with their spouses, Mary T. and Bruce Newkirk, Kathleen A. and Louis Sterpe, Patricia J. and Frank Bohart, Donna M. and Michael Stempin, Thomas J. and Jill Grannis, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Theresa Strong, Charlie Sterpe, Debra (Dean) Benjamin, Susan (David) Ackerman, Christine (Michael) Saccucci, Mary Pat (Steven) Cantando, Michelle (Chris Rossi) Bohart, Frankie (Niki) Bohart, Matthew (fiancée Danielle) Bohart, Michael Stempin, John (Lisa) Stempin, Jessica (Cody) Price, Emily Grannis; 25 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson. Kate was retired from Morrison Interior Design. It was her request to have private family services. Donations in Kate's memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Memorial Processing, P O Box 7, East Syracuse NY 13057.   Star Gazette – August 15, 2012

 

SMITH Lewis Stephen Smith

70, of 391 McMicken Rd., Meshoppen, PA, died at his home in Meshoppen Township surrounded by his family on Thursday evening, Aug. 9, 2012, after a long illness. Born in Meshoppen on Nov. 1, 1941, he was the son of the late Burton Lewis and Harriet May Storey Smith. Growing up and spending all of his early life in the Meshoppen area, he was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School, Class of 1959. After graduation, he served his country with the U.S. Army from August 1960 to Januar 1961. He later served in the U.S. Army Reserves until June 1966. For over 20 years, Louie was a machinist at many companies in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. For over 10 years, he and his family owned and operated Pristine Manufacturing, a UV Water Treatment Company. In his spare time, Louie enjoyed golfing in which he took great pride in lowering his handicap and becoming very good over the years. Since relocating back to the area, he also enjoyed his driving range at his home. Louie also spent a lot of his spare time hunting and fishing.  Surviving are: his wife, the former Susanne Tokach of Meshoppen; his sons, Stephen L. Smith of Meshoppen and Theron J. and his wife, Mary Smith of Enola; his grandchildren, Ian Hunter Smith, Trevor Lewis Smith and Annie Smith. Also, his two brothers, Burton Robert and his wife, Kathy Smith of South Auburn, Samuel Joseph and his wife, MaryLou Smith of Meshoppen; four sisters, Sharon Thorpe of Camp Hill, Hollis Jane Vaow of Laceyville, Lorie Anderson of Laceyville and Lana and her husband, Sidney Davies of Meshoppen and several nieces and nephews.  Abiding with the wishes of Louie, a private family memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club, Byrd Hill Rd., Meshoppen. Interment will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the charity of the donor’s choice.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – August 16, 2012 

SPOTTS Margaret E. Coldren

age 99, formerly of Ecumenical Community, Harrisburg and Shillington died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Manor Care of Camp Hill.   Born Thursday, July 24, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Jennie (Good) Spotts.  She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Shillington where she sang with the choir for over thirty years and retired from the Governor Mifflin School District. Surviving are three sons, Donald and wife Kay of Mechanicsburg, Dr. Robert of Harrisburg and John and wife Mary Beth of Towanda; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Coldren of Ephrata; a sister, Ruth A. Spotts of Tucson, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband Paul E. Coldren, a son, David Coldren, a sister and two brothers.  Memorial services will be at Immanuel UCC, Shillington at a time to be announced. Inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Shillington.  Memorial contributions may be made to her church 99 S. Waverly St., Shillington, PA 19607.  Towanda Daily Review – August 21, 2012

 

SWAN Benjamin William Swan

known to friends and family as Ben, age 14, of Middlebury Center, PA died on Monday, August 13, 2012 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA due to injuries from an automobile accident on August 9, 2012. Born on March 12, 1998 in Lansdale, PA he was the son of Dale T. and Lynda (Swartley) Swan of Middlebury Center, PA. Ben was a loved and happy student at Williamson Jr. Sr. High School, in Tioga, PA. He would have been entering the 9th grade this fall. Throughout his school years Ben attended Trinity Lutheran School in Wellsboro, PA and Clarkwood Elementary in Elkland, PA. He was a member at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale, PA, ARBA, ADGA, HLRSC, AFNZRB, CRSC, as well as a very active member of Tioga County 4H. Ben served as past President and current V.P. of "Hare Raisers" 4H club as well as a member of Tioga County 4H County Council. He loved to raise and show his animals at the Tioga County Fair each year as well as at ARBA shows across the country. Ben enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, horseback riding, swimming and X-box live with all his friends. His infectious laugh, sense of humor and beautiful smile touched everyone he met. In addition to his parents, Dale, Sr. and Lynda Swan, he is survived by a sister, Jessica Swan of Middlebury Center, PA; his maternal grandfather, Donald Swartley of Colmar, PA; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Darlene Swan of Princeton, MN; aunts, uncles, cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Dale T. Swan, Jr. "D.J.", on August 9, 2012, and his maternal grandmother, Carol Swartley, on January 3, 2007. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, and Monday, August 20, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Avenue and Luther Lane, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will be held at Noon at the church with Rev. Peter A. Devantier officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Swan Family Memorial Fund, c/o First Citizens Community Bank, East Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901.   Star Gazette – August 17, 2012   

 

SWAN Dale T. Swan, Jr.

known to friends and family as D.J., age 17, of Middlebury Center, PA died on Thursday August 9, 2012 in Middlebury Center, PA due to injuries from an automobile accident. Born on December 10, 1994 in Lansdale, PA he was the son of Dale T. and Lynda (Swartley) Swan of Middlebury Center, PA. Dale "DJ" was an honor student at Williamson High School in Tioga, PA and currently dually enrolled at Corning Community College ACE program. He would have been entering his Senior year this fall. Throughout his school years DJ attended Trinity Lutheran School in Wellsboro, PA, Elkland High School and CV High School in Westfield, PA. DJ had a love for Engineering, Math and Science and was on the Williamson HS robotics team serving as lead engineer in the Alfred college competition. In his free time, DJ loved to hunt and could always be found in the woods during deer season. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale, PA and a very active member of Tioga County 4H serving as past county council member, president of his 4H club "Hare Raisers", 4H Camp Counselor, assisted teaching a robotics class for 4H, and completed his senior project assisting the Tioga County Extension office interns with the recent summer day camps this year. In addition to his involvement in the county, DJ also was a youth district director for the HLRSC and avid breeder of the Holland Lop Rabbits, earning himself several top placings on a national level. Dale also enjoyed sports, participating in basketball, track and field, and cross country at Williamson High School. He received an award for outstanding academic achievement and would have participated in FBLA and County Council this fall. His quiet nature, beautiful smile, and lending hands will be truly missed. In addition to his parents, Dale, Sr. and Lynda Swan, he is survived by a sister, Jessica Swan of Middlebury Center, PA; his maternal grandfather, Donald Swartley of Colmar, PA; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Darlene Swan of Princeton, MN; aunts, uncles, cousins and a brother, Benjamin William Swan who died on Monday August 13, 2012. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Carol Swartley on January 3, 2007. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S Main St., Mansfield, PA and Monday, August 20, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Avenue and Luther Lane, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will be held at Noon at the church with Rev. Peter A. Devantier officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Swan Family Memorial Fund, c/o First Citizens Community Bank, East Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Star Gazette – August 17, 2012 

 

TALADA Madeline J. Talada Yaples

81, died on July 25, 2012, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. She was born August 8, 1930, the daughter of the late Harry and Carrie Talada.  She is survived by her children: Gloria Grant of Arizona, William Yaples of Erin, N.Y., and Nancy Bubb of Erin, N.Y.; sisters: Thelma Vanduzer Nichols, Clara Mullen, Charlotte Chamberlain Rowe, all of Sayre, Pa.; and sister-in-law Jane Yaples of Newfield, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Jessica Partel, Jim Howser, both of Arizona; and Warren Bubb III of Mansfield, Pa. She was predeceased by her beloved daughters, Carol and Helen Yaples.  Madeline was an avid gardener and loved her flowers and her cats.  It was her wish that no funeral service be held.  Sayre Morning Times – August 9, 2012   

 

TARBANIA Nicholas F. Tarbania, Jr.

49, of Westfield, formerly of Rome, died on July 31, 2012 in Sayre, Pa., after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Rome on Jan. 22, 1963, he was the son of Nicholas F. and Mary T. Martin Tarbania, Sr. Nicholas was the step-son of William Jones IV.  He received his education in the Rome schools. Nick enjoyed fishing, camping, and playing poker on face book. He loved the Dallas Cowboys.  Prior to his illness he was employed by Tioga Container.  Surviving are his fiancée, Victoria Smith, to whom Nick was to be married this fall; his mother, Mary Jones; two daughters, Autumn and Cassidy; one son, Hunter; step-son, Gage; three sisters, Rose Tarbania, Mary O'Brien and Bea Tarbania; two brothers, Dominick Tarbania and Thomas Tarbania; and Victoria's two daughters, Kristina and Chelsea; several nieces and nephews, and his very close friend, Michael Turck.  A memorial service will be held at the Westfield Wesleyan Church, 244 Church Street, on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers family would be grateful for donations for medical expenses.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 23, 2012  

 

TERWILLIGER Evelyn L. Thorpe (1919 - 2012)

92, of Watkins Glen, died August 7, 2012. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Monday (August 13th) from 6-8pm; followed by a funeral service at 8:00pm. Her burial and committal service will be held Tuesday at 11:00am at Sugar Hill Cemetery. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Susan Terwilliger; husband, Bernard; children, Wayne, Marvin and Larry Thorpe; and 3 grandchildren. She is survived by 9 children, Roberta (Roland) Thorpe, Charlotte (Peter) Bond, Laura Kent (Gil LeRoux), Lola Ray, Pearl Champion, William Thorpe, Jay (Virginia) Thorpe, Sue (Robert) Olevnik, and Rhea Serefine; 31 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Evelyn resided at Jefferson Village in Watkins Glen for over 20 years, and was one of the first 10 original residents. During WWII she worked at the Eclipse, She later worked for Cornell Cooperative Extension as a nutrition aide for many years. Her hobbies included crocheting hats and gloves for the children of Schuyler County and the Bath VA, as well as crocheting blankets for babies born at Schuyler Hospital. She was a devoted RSVP volunteer, receiving the honor RSVP Senior Citizen of the year in 1994 as well as numerous other awards such as, the Presidents Volunteer Service award, and the Souhan Award for her volunteer service at the Willard Psych Center in the 1980's. She was also a long term member of the Schuyler County Senior Citizens Club.    Star Gazette – August 10, 2012 

 

TRUESDALE Larry Lott Truesdale

52, of Wyalusing, PA, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.  Born in Meshoppen on April 10, 1960, he was a son of Jacqueline Lott Morgan and the late Archie R. Truesdale.  He enjoyed working on cars, antique cars, trucks, NASCAR and cooking for family.  Surviving are his daughters, Emily Truesdale of Winston- Salem, NC, Lindsey and Mitch Bliss of Wyalusing; mother, Jacqueline Lott Morgan of Meshoppen; special mother-inlaw, with whom he resided, Pat Luttinen of Wyalusing; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Beatrice Truesdale of Peckville, Richard Truesdale of Falls, Ronald and Judy Truesdale of Meshoppen; a sister-in-law, Debbie Truesdale of Meshoppen; numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased in death by his father; two sisters, Cindy Truesdale and Kathy Wuagon and a brother, Russell Truesdale.  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions can be made to Bradford County Drug and Alcohol Services, 220 Main St., Unit 1, Towanda, PA 18848.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – August 16, 2012  

 

TULEY Jessica Tuley Allison

95, died July 30, 2012 in Corning, NY.  She was born April 11, 1917 to George and Enid Brearey Tuley in Rochester, N.Y.  Jessica graduated with honors from the Rochester School for the Deaf and attended RIT where she majored in art.  She married James W. Alpha II in 1939. The couple moved to Indianapolis, IN where her husband, a teacher, was struck by a car the following year. Widowed at 23, Jessica moved back to Rochester. She was employed by Kodak for 40 years.  Charming and vivacious, Jessica traveled widely and adventurously.  Her friendships were close and longstanding, her correspondence worldwide. She was an accomplished artist and photographer. In 1962 she married Thomas J. Allison of Rochester; they resided in Henrietta, NY and Seeley’s Bay, ON.   Jessica was predeceased by her parents, both of her husbands, and by her sisters Enid (Jo) Gardner and Helen Hanna.  She is survived by her sister Esther Dutcher (Glenn) of Rochester and her brother Douglas Tuley of Manhattan Beach, CA, and by her son James W. Alpha III (Karen) of Corning, and grandsons Christopher Alpha (Carrie) of Ithaca and Nicholas Alpha of New York. Also great-grandchildren Mika, Zoe and Malu Rose Alpha.  A celebration of her life will be held later at the convenience of the family. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.   Corning Leader – August 6, 2012   

 

WACHTENDORF Alfred T Wachtendorf

age 77, of Terrytown, died on Aug. 13, 2012 at home with his loving family at his side.  He was born in Philadelphia on Sept. 2, 1934, a son of the late Alfred L. and Eleanore Huetger. Al attended Neshaminy High School, graduating in the class of 1953. Shortly after graduating he went to work for Patterson Parchment Paper Company, as a printer, where he worked until the company closed, and then worked for various other printing companies until retiring in 2000. He met the former Patricia Bond of Langhorne, during their Sunday school classes; they were married on June 30, 1956, having recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.  He loved all sports, especially baseball, and enjoyed anything that involved being outdoors, his most recent favorite past time was watching the great wildlife on his mountain with his trail camera. He was a member of the Flight 93 National Memorial group, the Towanda Area Senior Citizens Club, and the Wyalusing Valley Senior Citizens Club where he served as vice-president, and the Bradford Sullivan Chapter No. 4423 of the AARP.  Surviving are his spouse, Patricia at home; daughters Louann Boos of Levittown and Marybeth Fahr of Terrytown; brother Paul Wachtendorf of Levittown; step-sister and husband Eleanor (Frank) Shaw of Holland; cousins and husbands Norman Huetger of Trenton, N.J., Linda (Robert) Wilson of Lambertville, Susan (Thomas) Molnar of Lambertville and Paula Huetger of Bensalem; grandchildren: Kevin, Daniel, Rachael, Jakob; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother: Henry Richard Wachtendorf, and three cousins; Harry Huetger, David Huetger, and Sgt. George F. Huetger.   A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Homer, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.   Memorial contributions can be made to Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 and or Memorial Hospital Home Health, 1 Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review – August 15, 2012   

 

WAKEFIELD Kathleen A. Wakefield 

Walnut, CA: Age 61, died Saturday, July 28, 2012. Kathy was born and raised in Elmira, a daughter of John and Irene (Hayduk) Wakefield, Elmira. In addition to her parents she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Stephen Hodges, California, with daughter MacKenzie; sister and brother-in-law Jeannette and David Weaver, Roanoke, VA; brother and sister-in-law, John and Sheila Wakefield, Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Services were held in California.   Star Gazette – August 5, 2012    

 

WALTERS Nathaniel G. Walters

83, of Westfield died on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Carleton Nursing Home in Wellsboro.  Born Sept. 9, 1928 in Westfield, he is the son of Harold and Ilba (Bush) Walters.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 – 1949.   He married Ramona Bacon.   Nathaniel worked for Eberle Tanning Company for 35 years and was the caretaker at Champlin Cemetery in Westfield. He enjoyed traveling and loved to hunt.  He is survived by his wife, Ramona; his children, Gordon Walters, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Nancy (Terry) Allen, Machon, Ga.; Gregory H. Walters, Colorado Springs, Colo.; David M. (Terri) Walters, Phoenix, Ariz.; Lori Walters, Tallahassee, Fla.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Reed, Lakeland, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.   He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Walters.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 156, Sabinsville, Pa. 16943.   Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 13, 2012 

 

WEALE William W. (Bill)

Friends of Bill Weale are invited to a Memorial Gathering at 3 PM on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Hill Top Inn in Elmira.  Star Gazette – August 17, 2012

 

WILSON Paula Wilson-Todd

of Cowley Hill Farm, 145 Front Street, Addison, NY passed away at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY on Saturday, August 4, 2012.  She was the daughter of the late Paul and Lois Wilson.  A retired teacher, she taught for many years in both the Addison and Canisteo School Districts.  Paula had been a very active member of the Addison Community.  She was a member of Church of the Redeemer, Episcopal Church, where she had served as a Vestryperson, President of the Episcopal Church Women, Delegate to Convention and Altar Guild Member.  She was a member and Past Regent of the Onwentsia Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.  She was also a member and former Trustee of the Middletown Historical Society of Steuben County.  Her interests included family, genealogy, history, antiques, design, decorating and entertaining.  Paula is survived by: Son - William Wilson Todd, Florida.  Grandsons – William Todd, Tennessee and John Todd, Tennessee.  Brother – John (Jean) Wilson, Pennsylvania.  Aunt – Ruth Jones, North Carolina and many other loving family members including a nephew, nieces and cousins.  All are invited to attend her funeral service at Church of the Redeemer, Episcopal Church, 1 Wombaugh Square, Addison, NY on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.  Ladies who attend the funeral are encouraged to wear a hat in honor of Paula.  Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Redeemer, 1 Wombaugh Square, Addison, NY 14801 or The Middletown Historical Society, 41 Main Street, Addison, NY 14801.  Paula Wilson-Todd of Cowley Hill Farm, 145 Front Street, Addison, NY passed away at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY on Saturday, August 4, 2012.  She was the daughter of the late Paul and Lois Wilson.  A retired teacher, she taught for many years in both the Addison and Canisteo School Districts.  Paula had been a very active member of the Addison Community.  She was a member of Church of the Redeemer, Episcopal Church, where she had served as a Vestryperson, President of the Episcopal Church Women, Delegate to Convention and Altar Guild Member.  She was a member and Past Regent of the Onwentsia Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.  She was also a member and former Trustee of the Middletown Historical Society of Steuben County.  Her interests included family, genealogy, history, antiques, design, decorating and entertaining.  Paula is survived by: Son - William Wilson Todd, Florida.  Grandsons – William Todd, Tennessee and John Todd, Tennessee.  Brother – John (Jean) Wilson, Pennsylvania.  Aunt – Ruth Jones, North Carolina and many other loving family members including a nephew, nieces and cousins.  All are invited to attend her funeral service at Church of the Redeemer, Episcopal Church, 1 Wombaugh Square, Addison, NY on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.  Ladies who attend the funeral are encouraged to wear a hat in honor of Paula.  Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Redeemer, 1 Wombaugh Square, Addison, NY 14801 or The Middletown Historical Society, 41 Main Street, Addison, NY 14801.  Corning Leader - August 12, 2012

 

WOLFE Lucinda Wolfe (Cindy) Hughes 

Age 63, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, August 10, 2012. She died peacefully at her home. Cindy was born in Scranton, PA, on September 7, 1948. She graduated from Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, PA, in 1966 and from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, in 1970. Cindy loved gardening, swimming, and observing the wildlife near her home. She was devoted to her daughter, Rebecca, and her husband, Fred. Cindy is survived by her husband, Frederick P. Hughes of Elmira; her daughter, Rebecca W. Hughes Paukner and son-in-law, Richard W. Paukner, Pleasant Prairie, WI; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel M. III and Nancy F. Wolfe, Harvey's Lake, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Louis B. and Carol D. Hughes, Fairfield, CT; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Norman C. and Lesley T. Hughes, Cary, NC; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Susan H. and H. Cleveland May, Little Rock, AR. Cindy is also survived by numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, August 14th, from 4-6 p.m. A religious service conducted by Catherine Conway will follow calling hours. Interment of Cindy's ashes will take place at the convenience of the family at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Cindy's family would like to express its great appreciation to the members of the staff at the Falck Cancer Center in Elmira and to the members of Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either of these organizations, or to a charitable organization of one's choice.  Star Gazette – August 13, 2012  

 

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