Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

 

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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

 

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This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

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


 

ALBRIGHT Dorothy Delores Cupper

91, Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Liberty, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Roaring Spring, Blair County. She was born May 9, 1921, in Saxton, Bedford County, daughter of Albert A. and Rose M. (Richards) Albright. She married Robert A. Cupper on June 21, 1941 in Warren. He died July 5, 2005.  Surviving are two sons, Robert D. (wife, Sandra) of Meadville, James A. (wife, Christine) of Richland, Mich.; two daughters, Sally D. Lacey (husband, Scott) of New Milford, Conn., Mary Lou Beers of Williamsport; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her beloved companion, Gerald "Jerry" Barker, also of Homewood; and a special cousin, Charles Brady of Altoona. She was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Highhouse of Warren.  Dorothy retired as a home economics teacher at Ridgefield School District, Ridgefield, Conn., and then did substitute teaching at Southern Tioga School District. Dorothy formerly attended Salem Lutheran Church, Liberty.  There will be no viewing. A memorial service is being scheduled for a later date. Arrangements are by John C. Bolger Funeral Home.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 3, 2013 

 

ARCHIBALD William Charles Archibald

age 82, of Hoffman Road, Barton, N.Y., died  on Monday evening, January 1, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a period of declining health. Affectionately known as “Archie” and “The Mayor,” he was born on October 14, 1930, in Jeffersonville, N.Y., a son of (the late) William John and Nancy Archibald. As a young adult, Archie worked on a farm and delivered ice to area businesses. He enjoyed riding around seeing the sights on the back roads and spending time in the woods. He also enjoyed playing pool, bowling and playing cards. Many will remember him for his hard work and as a dedicated carpenter. Archie was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Owego and guest member at the Nichols American Legion.  Archie is survived by his sons and daughters in-law: William Charles Archibald Jr. of Conklin, Kenneth Wayne Archibald of Albany; Rodney Lane Archibald of Ocala, Fla.; Lonnie Alan and Diana Archibald of Barton, Donald Lynn Archibald of Waverly; his daughters and son-in-law: Cheryl Ann and Thomas Ferris of Spencer, Sally Lou Archibald of Owego, Deborah Leah Archibald of Endicott, Ellen May Archibald of Barton; the devoted mother of his children, Eleanor Archibald; his sisters and brother-inlaw: Alice and Bill Bennett of M.A.; brotherin law: George Yates of N.J.; his longtime companion Mitzie Cornwell of Owego; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and a great-great-grandson, nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive. He was predeceased by his parents; his sister Margaret Bartholomew, Marion Yates and second wife Selva Vargason Archibald.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Monday, January 7, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of his life will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Alan Bill, officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892 in loving memory of William Charles “Archie” “The Mayor” Archibald.   Sayre Morning Times – January 3, 2013  

 

BANNISTER Riley Ann

Infant daughter of her loving mother, Nicole Bannister. Our little angel died Saturday, January 5, 2013; also survived by grandfather, David Bannister; and aunt, Danielle (Darron Hall) Bannister, all of Montour Falls, NY. She is also survived by great-grandparents and many extended family and friends who live near and far that loved her dearly. She was a miracle and blessing from God. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Montour Falls United Methodist Church, 124 Owego Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865 from 1-2 p.m., with a celebration in remembrance of Riley to follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sheila Price officiating. Arrangements are with the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY.  Star Gazette – January 10, 2013 

BELLIS Robert L. Bellis

54 Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you, and quietly left us all…..Robert L. Bellis, 54, of Ellis Creek Road, Waverly, died on Monday morning, December 31, 2012.  Affectionately known by his family and friends as “Rubin,” he was born on November 16, 1958 in Waverly, a son of Gloria and the late Wayne E. Bellis Sr. Rubin was a graduate of Tioga Central High School. A well-known and respected business owner, Rubin owned and operated R.L. Bellis Excavating for nearly 25 years. He was an avid NASCAR fan, loved working and being surrounded by his family and friends. In addition to his mother Gloria, Rubin is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Paul Goodwin of Barton; son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Wendy Bellis of Waverly; his long-time companion of 17 years, Kate Vallequette and her children, Misty Ann Vallequette and Kristi Sue Vallequette, all of Waverly; his brothers and sister-in-law, Wayne Jr. and Janene Bellis; David Bellis Sr., and brother-in-law, Richard Coyle, all of Waverly; his grandchildren, Ashley, Ondrea and Hannah; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his canine companion “Minnie Pearl.”  Rubin was predeceased by his father, Wayne E. Bellis and his sister, Shari Ann Coyle.  Family and friends are invited to attend a time of sharing and fellowship on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. at the home of Wayne and Barb Shipman’s.  Flowers will be provided by the family and the family requests that memorials be directed to the Guthrie Cancer Center, Patient Assistance Fund, c/o Guthrie Clinic, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 in loving memory of Robert L. “Rubin” Bellis.  Sayre Morning Times – January 2, 2013  

 

BIRD George "Butch" Bird 

Was born May 14, 1941 in Coudersport, PA, died  peacefully at his West Elmira home on Sunday, December 30, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 71. He was preceded in death by his father, George F. Bird, and is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 32, years, Nancy; sons Gary Bird of Elmira, NY and Eric "Ricky" Bird of Nashville, TN; beloved mother, Jane Jaynes (Owens) of Horseheads, NY; siblings Janice (Loren) Wood of Horseheads, NY, Thomas Bird of Walworth, NY and Nancy (William) Chase of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. George served his community for nearly 20 years as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service, and he continued to enjoy neighborhood walks well into his retirement. George accepted his Parkinson's disease with stoic dignity and courage. He was an avid sports fan and loved the LA Dodgers and NY Giants. But above all, he was a caring husband and father. He will be remembered for his witty humor and for always enjoying the simple pleasures in life. At his request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to Care First 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – January 3, 2013

  

BLANCHARD Sandra F. Mitchell Blanchard Goodier

64, of 148 Tubbs Road, Osceola, died  Dec. 31, 2012 at her home. She was born Nov. 27, 1948 in Waterloo, N.Y., the daughter of Myron and Augusta Bump Blanchard.  She retired from Corning Inc. She is survived by husband, Kenneth A. Goodier, Osceola; daughters, Roxanne (George) Pryslak, Elkland; Laurie (David) Freeman, Elkland; Jackie Fisher, Osceola; son, Arthur (Melinda) Goodier, Osceola; stepdaughter, Lisa Repard, Westfield; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce (David) Cook, Osceola; brothers, Roy (Deb) Mitchell, Nelson; Greg Mitchell, Waterloo, N.Y.; Al (Cris) Mitchell, Waterloo, N.Y.; nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 196, Elkland, Pa. 16920.  Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  Wellsboro Gazette – January 2, 2013    

 

BROWN Laura B. Millard

79, died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Lockwood, N.Y., on Jan. 1, 2013.  Laura was born in Campville, N.Y., on Feb. 27, 1933.  She is survived by her longtime partner Fred Bombacie of Waverly, N.Y.; sister Vivian (Ralph) Cook of Campville, N.Y.; brother Calvin (Cecilia) Brown of Pleasant Hill, Calif.; sons Joseph (Karen) Millard of Lockwood, N.Y., and John (Hong) Millard of Endwell, N.Y.; daughters Lisa (Randy) Compton of Lockwood, N.Y., with whom Laura resided, Jan (Todd) Jewell of Waverly, N.Y., Melanie Callahan of Ithaca, N.Y., and Brigitt (David) Schaffner of Ithaca, N.Y.; grandchildren J. C. Adam (Brittany) Jewell, Jamie Ann Millard, Emily Schaffner, James Callahan, Melissa Callahan, Joshua Millard, Ethan Millard and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and special friends.  Laura was predeceased by parents Horace and Grace Brown and siblings Marion, Eleanor, DeWitt, Grace, William, Francis, and Edwin.  A private family memorial will be held. It was Laura’s wish that memorial donations be made in her name to the Lockwood Fire Department, P.O. Box 16, Lockwood NY 14892.  A special thanks is extended to their many volunteers for their dedication and care given on many occasions.  Sayre Morning Times – January 3, 2013 

 

BURSS Lillian Harris

88, of Liberty, died  at Divine Providence Hospital, Jan. 1, 2013. She was the widow of Walter Harris.  Lillian was born Nov. 30, 1925, the daughter of the late Walter E. and Maude Foote Burss. She was employed as a teacher at Liberty Jr. – Sr. High School for 30 years. Lillian was a member of Covington Baptist Church. She enjoyed her pets, especially caring for her cats.  Surviving are her son, Earl (Grace) Harris, Henrietta, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Michael, Christopher and Erin Harris, all of Henrietta, N.Y. Her husband, Walter, preceded Lillian in death.  Funeral service will be private, at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Fitch Cemetery, Falls, Pa.  Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Memorials may be made in Lillian's name to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 293, Wellsboro, PA 16901    Wellsboro Gazette – January 3, 2013

 

CALLEAR Connie Eileen Wilson

68, died Friday, December 28, 2012 at her home.  A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.  Connie was born in Elmira, NY and was the daughter of the late Elwood and Lorraine Churchill Callear. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Gordon Wilson.  She leaves behind three daughters, Joyce Predmore of Midway Park, NC, Joanne Sears of Montour Falls, NY and Janet Rogers of Elmira, NY; two sons, Gordon Wilson, Jr. of New Orleans, LA and Steven Wilson of Beaver Dam, NY; two brothers, Keith Callear of Elmira, NY and James Callear of Pittsburg, PA; two sisters, Leslie Roy of Horsehead, NY and Janice Hollenbeck, of Baltimore, MD; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren to cherish her memories.   Corning Leader – January 7, 2013   

 

CRAIG Bruce Craig

62, of Sayre, died late Friday evening, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Ashton Healthcare Center in Athens. Bruce was born Aug. 8, 1950 in Syracuse, N.Y. the son of James and Elizabeth Murphy Craig. He was a graduate of Lynbrook High School, Long Island, N.Y. class of 1969 and later attended Corning Community College in Corning, N.Y. Bruce served in the U.S. Navy and in early years worked in construction in New York City. After moving to Bradford County, he was employed by the Sayre Post Office and later served as postmaster at the Ulster Post Office until his retirement in 2006. Bruce enjoyed spending time with his family, reading and playing golf.  Surviving are his daughter, Jennifer Britt of Sea Cliff, N.Y.; two grandchildren; brothers, James Craig of Binghamton, N.Y., Timothy Craig of Burlington, Kenneth (Patricia) Craig of Sayre, Brian Craig of Cary, N.C. and John (Carolyn) Craig of Troy, Mich.; sisters, Elizabeth (Thomas) Hughes of Port Washington, N.Y. and Lorraine Craig of Memphis, Tenn.; 14 nieces and nephews; and cousins.  In addition to his parents Bruce was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Craig. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre.  Interment will be in the Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington Twp., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, PA 18840 or to the charity of one's choice in memory of Bruce Craig.   Towanda Daily Review – January 6, 2013   

 

CHILSON Franklin D. Chilson

77, of Asylum Township, died Friday evening, Jan. 4, 2013 at his home following a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 30, 1935 in Asylum Township, the son of Max H. Chilson Sr. and Daisy Stephenson Chilson. Franklin attended the Towanda Schools and subsequently served in the U.S. Air Force in Elindore, Alaska for two years during the Korean War. Franklin worked on numerous area construction projects over the years. He also provided small engine repair service to the community for many years.  He is survived by his sons, Adam L. Chilson of Sayre and Eric S. (Rose) Chilson of Ulster; grandchildren Adam Knight Chilson, Cheyanne Chilson and Wyatt Chilson; brothers Max Chilson Jr. of Asylum Twp., Clifford (Kay) Chilson of Asylum Twp., Thomas (Rosetta) Chilson of Wyalusing and Wilmer (Margaret "Peggy") Chilson of Asylum Twp.; a sister, Susan "Susie" (Ernest) Woodruff of Texas; a sister-in-law, Elsie Chilson of Towanda; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by; a sister, Margaret Doane and brothers, Paul and Albert Chilson.   Abiding with Franklin's request, there will be no funeral service or calling hours.   The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Chilson Family with arrangements.Towanda Daily Review – January 6, 2013    

 

DEXTER Marietta M. (Dexter) Coupe

Marietta M. (Dexter) Coupe, 81, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.  She was a daughter of the late Frederick and Mabel (Hart) Dexter. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.  Star Gazette – December 25, 2012

 

DIBBLE Duane Dibble

69, of Canton, Pa., born Oct. 25, 1943 to Reese L. Dibble and Dorothea Dibble Williams, died at home on Jan. 5, 2013, with his loving wife at his side.  Duane was preceded in death by his parents. Duane is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Carol A. Dibble; daughters Kimberly (Brian) Colston if Stillwell, Okla., and Michelle (Jerome) Castle of Roaring Branch; step-daughter Laurie (Andrew) Persons of Pennsburg; step-son William (Paige) Gates of Owego, N.Y.; sisters Eloise (John) Bennett of Grover and Brenda Bowers of Texas; brother Reese (Jeanie) Dibble of Haley, Ind., 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his beloved cat Speckles.  Duane served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War and was later employed by several businesses in Pennsylvania and New York.  There will be no viewing or services as per Duane's wishes. Everything will be handled by Auer Cremation Services of PA Inc., in Harrisburg, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848.   Towanda Daily Review – January 8, 2012

 

FILIPPETTI Mary M. (Filippetti) Vickio 

Our angel Mary has taken her place in the heavenly choir of our Lord above on January 3, 2013, born on July 31, 1919 to Thomas and Christine (Martine) Filippetti in Watkins Glen. Mary was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Ernie, Joseph and Thomas; her sister, Loretta Vanhorn; niece, Patricia Orcut and nephew, David Orcut. Mary is survived by the love of her life, Louis P. Vickio, Sr., who she spent 71 years of marriage with; daughter, Faith (Charles) Ciprich and their daughter, Dolores (William) Hrynko and their children, Desiree Ellison, JACQ Goehner, Victoria Goehner, Bradley Hrynko; their daughter, Maria (Scott) Eaton and their son Wyatt; their daughter, Claudine (William) Ciprich-Atwood and their children, Morgan Atwood and Charles Eisenhart, his daughter, Sydney Mann-Eisenhart; son, John L. Vickio, Sr., his son, John L. Vickio, Jr., his son, Gianni Vickio; daughter, Angela Vickio; her son, Samuel Smith; son, Louis P. (Mary) Vickio, Jr.; their daughters, Bernadette Vickio, Antoinette Vickio, Juliet Vickio and Natalie Vickio; son, Edward A. (Linda) Vickio and their children, Brian Vickio, Deanna Marusarz and GordanCrans. Mary is also survived by her wonderful sisters, Rachel Vickio, Henrietta Crouch, Gloria Menio, and Teresa (Ken) Cope along with many nieces, nephews & cousins. One of Mary's proud accomplishments was to graduate from Elmira College with a BS/MA Degree in Education with 5 certificates from the State of New York. She taught in area schools and for 15 years she and Louie owned a day care where many of the students learned how to count, write their names and add before they entered school. Mary was also a part owner in Vickio's Deerfield Park, a campground. Mary was a life member in the VFW, member of the Women of the Moose, sang in the Saint Mary's Choir, Resurrection Choir and Adult Choir, liturgy committee, Eucharistic minister, prayer leader, and member of Catholic Daughters. Mary loved to play cards with her faithful friends Patricia Hastings, Ginger and Guy Beebe, Cathy Love and Christina (Kelly) Amisano. Mary also loved to watch the Yankees play. She never missed a game, wore Yankee garb when they played and knew every player and their stats. Mary and her sisters would call each other during the games to discuss the plays.  Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to Mary in the link at Saint Mary's Church in Watkins Glen on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Funeral Mass will take place following visitation at 2:00 PM with interment to follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery. The family asks in lieu of flowers, that one donate to the Catholic Daughters of Saint Mary's Church in Watkins Glen. The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses at Schuyler Hospital ICU, Dr. Singh, Dr. Saks, the first responders and all the additional personnel.   Star Gazette – January 5, 2013   

 

FITZGERALD Vincent B. Fitzgerald

age 97, of Waverly, N.Y., died Sunday, January 6, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with members of his loving family by his side.  Vincent (Fitzie) was born May 26, 1915, a son of the late John and Helen (Rien) Fitzgerald.  He was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years Geraldine Robinson Fitzgerald; a granddaughter Cathy Lyn; and three brothers Joseph, John, and Leo Fitzgerald.  Vincent worked for 30 years as a conductor fort the New York Central, Lehigh Valley/Conrail Railroad; retiring September of 1979. He was a lifetime member of the United Transportation Union.  Fitzie was a great Mets fan and loved all of baseball. He was involved in establishing and managing Waverly Little League Baseball. He was honored last year with a plaque and baseball on the opening day of Waverly Little League play.  He is survived by his four children: Patricia Flanigan of Sparks, Nev., Helen Crowningshield of Sparks, Nev., James (Luanne) Fitzgerald of Sayre, Pa., and Sharon Sindoni of Nichols, N.Y.; grandchildren: Thomas, Timothy, Tammy, Kevin, Tara and Shannon; 12 great-grandchildren; four nieces, and two brother-in-laws.  At his request there will be no services. At a later date a private family gathering will be held to honor his life and memory.  Vincent requested that any memorial donations be made in his honor to the Waverly Little League.  Sayre Morning Times – January 9, 2013

 

GILBERT Rose (Gilbert) FARMER 

Of Millerton, PA - Was born March 5, 1948 in Montour Falls, NY and left her walk to begin her new journey on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, after a three year battle with Pancreatic and Ovarian cancer. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Amy Burris and parents, Gerald and Evelyn (Smith) Gilbert. She is survived by her husband, Robert Farmer of Millerton, PA; daughters, Paula (Carl) Card, Nancy (Scottie) Burris Burns; stepson, Dennis Farmer; grandchildren, Noel, Cody, Dalton, Alexa, Conner, Ryan and Riley; great-grandson, Noah; best friend, Roger Burris; loving dog, "Budda"; a very special cancer buddy and sister of support, rockin Robin Dildine, and "Our Girls" at the Falck Cancer Center; sisters, Rena White, Mary (Ray) Updike, Anne VanHorn, Connie Frisbee and Alta Dean; brothers, Michael and Greg Gilbert; along with many nieces, nephews, family and friends. At her request there will be no prior services. Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Mac's Tavern, 1064 South Main, Elmira, NY from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave.  To quote this special lady, "Sweet Dreams!"     Star Gazette – January 3, 2013

 

HALL Virginia Margaret Derr 

On the morning of Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, Virginia Margaret (Hall) (Graham) Derr of Roaring Branch died  quietly at her residence surrounded by her beloved family. She was 93 years of age. Born in Sharpsburg on July 16, 1919, she was the daughter of Warren W. and Cecilia (Snyder) Hall. Virginia came to the Canton area at the age of 27. She was employed for many years as a machine operator at the former Canford Manufacturing Co., having begun working for the company when it was still located in the old milk station on N. Center Street.  She retired in 1980. The responsibilities of being a home maker and working outside of the home at the same time never kept Virginia from being involved in her community.   She was a founding member of the Canton Mothers' Club and was involved with Canton Elementary School sports as well as Little League. Virginia was an avid reader and enjoyed being with her family. She was also a woman with an unshakable faith in the Lord and was a longtime member of the Newelltown United Methodist Church. She walked in His light throughout her life, and early Monday morning the Lord took her hand and led her home.  Virginia is survived by her sons Wellington "Tim" Graham of Roaring Branch and Wade W. (Dorthie) Graham of Canton; daughters Sue Ann (Edward) Kieffer of Dryden, N.Y. and Sherie Lynn (William) Cowan of Covington; sister-in-law Molly Hall of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren Melissa Smith, Jodi (Jim) McPherson, Wade Graham, Jr., Kari (Don) Harper, Kelli Fuller, Kristi Wood, Melinda Barrett, Rebecca Wilcox and Aviva Shay (Matt) Tappan; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Cecilia Hall, her husbands, Wellington "Tam" Graham and Raymond Derr, brothers Warren W. Hall and John W. Hall, and sister-in-law Peg Hall.  At a later date, a memorial service will be announced by Morse & Kleese Funeral Home of Canton.   Towanda Daily Review – January 3, 2013  

 

HANNAN Michael T.

Michael T. Hannan, 67, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Clarabelle Hannan of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; his grandmother, Bessie Erway; his mother-in-law, Josephine Perzanowski and her husband, Michael; and his brother-in-law, Thomas R. Perzanowski. Michael is survived by his wife, Barbara (nee Perzanowski); his sisters, Maureen Palcos of Westlake, Ohio, Deena Ernie of Alexandria, La., and Penny Rosenfield of California; his brother, Patrick of Elmira, N.Y.; his aunt, June Brownlee of Wilmington, Ill.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Michael also has a sister-in-law, Judith Goodman, and nephew, Timothy B. Turer, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Michael was born in Valdosta, Ga., but grew up in Watkins Glen, where he worked during the summers on his grandmother's peach farm. He attended Watkins Glen Central School and was class president, on the National Honor Society, and president of the French Club, Current Events Club and Debate Club. He attended the State University of New York, Binghamton (Harpur College) and graduated with a B.A. in linguistics. He also attended Elmira College in New York for post-graduate work in business. After college, in 1968, Michael worked for IBM's Data Processing Systems Communications and Office Products Division for both domestic and international assignments, including development, purchasing, sales and marketing of information systems products. In 1981, he managed a large group responsible for all aspects of AT&T's Information Systems Division for competitive analysis programs. He then went on to ITT's Business Systems Group and worked at ITT's Advanced Technology Laboratories in Shelton, Conn., to oversee the development of emerging products. In 1988, Michael founded his own company, New Perspectives Inc., a company dedicated to providing educational services to large corporations needing insight into the telecommunications industry. As a marketing manager, Michael worked for France Telecom Inc. in New York City. He specialized in sales of international virtual private networks and videoconferencing services in the United States and Canada. While a resident of Fayetteville for 16 years, Michael was an account executive with Time Warner Telecom in Fayetteville and Raleigh, specializing in high-speed telecommunications services. He became active in various community activities and was a member of the Fayetteville Downtown Alliance. Among his accomplishments, in 2003, he established a downtown Farmers' Market on Rowan Street. In 2005, he ran for City Council for District 5 with a platform that focused on having a recycling program, revised zoning laws and an improved land use plan. While working for Huntington Learning Center, he was instrumental in improving student LSAT scores. He then went on to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to Korean nurses at UNC Pembroke. Michael was a loving husband, had a great sense of humor, was compassionate and a good neighbor who cared about and protected the neighborhood he lived in. He loved reading, caring for his roses, cooking, traveling, playing Scrabble, doing puzzles and spending hours and hours enhancing and restoring thousands of family photos. A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home on Ramsey Street in Fayetteville.     Fayetteville Observer – January 1, 2013  

 

HOFFMAN B. Jean Hart

age 87, of Painted Post, NY died Friday, January 4, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  Jean was born on November 12, 1925 in Corning to Francis and Marguerite (Arnold) Hoffman. She married Edward Hart on April 10, 1948 in St. Patrick's Church in Corning and was preceded in death by him in 2004. Jean worked for Iszards Department Store at the Mall for several years and in later years she enjoyed volunteering in pre admission testing at Corning Hospital. Jean was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved to travel around the US with her husband, and also enjoyed cooking, reading, and spending time with family.  She was a firecracker with a sharp tongue and lively sense of humor, always speaking her mind. She was a strong woman! There were many fun filled times with grand and great grandchildren.  She was considered the mother hen of the family holding everyone together.  A favorite pastime was singing in the car. We will miss her laughter and love, but her memorable personality will never be forgotten.   She had a special great granddaughter, Alana, who lived next door; they took care of each other. When Jean died, Alana said “we can still talk to Gramma in heaven by wishing upon a star.”  She is survived by two daughters, Susan (Steven) Preset of Corning and Kathleen (Steven) Stewart of Bath; son, Mark (Debbie) Hart of Painted Post; grandchildren, Stephanie VanGesen of Painted Post, Kim Hart of Burlington, VT, Kristen Stewart of Bath, Jennifer (Bruce Long) Preset of Wilmington, NC, Lindsey Hart of Willits, CA, and Steven (Becky) Preset II of Lindley; great grandchildren, Katelynd, Tristan, Melani, Hunter, Claye, and Alana; a niece, Pam (Ken) Lewis of Elmira; and a nephew, Joe Gibbons, Jr. of Tampa, FL.  She was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Gibbons Nelson, and by a brother, Francis Hoffman.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 East First Street in Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning.  Memorial donations may be made to Tanner's PAWS, PO Box 1125 Corning, NY 14830 or to National MS Society, Upstate NY Chapter, and 1650 South Avenue, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14620-3901.    Corning Leader – January 7, 2013   

 

HOFFMAN Viola (Hoffman) Evans

age 69, of Tioga, PA, died peacefully, with her loving family and friends by her side, on Friday, January 4, 2013, in Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY, after a courageous 3 ½ year battle with lung cancer. Viola was born on April 17, 1943 in Renova, PA, the daughter of Clyde and Alice (Reeser) Hoffman. She and her late husband, Marshall E. Evans, were owners of Valley Cove Corp. in Tioga, PA. Viola enjoyed traveling and doing crossword puzzles. Viola is survived by two daughters, Karen Ford of Dundee, NY, Suzanne (Michael) Savino of Lafayette, LA; one son, John Young of FL; two stepsons, Jim (Tammie) Evans of Lawrenceville, PA, Keith Evans of Lawrenceville, PA; one stepdaughter, Susan (Ken) Pilgrim of Okeechobee, FL; sisters, Diane Baldick, Wanda Kingsley and Donna Cornell; sister-in-law, Becky Hoffman; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; loving and devoted friends, Kevin and Pam Costley of Lawrenceville, PA; and her feline companion, Missy. In addition to her husband, Marshall, who died December 5, 2009, she was predeceased by a stepson, Thomas Evans in 1995; three brothers, Clyde, Jr., Stanley and James Hoffman; a sister, Evelyn Jane Johnson. At Viola's request there will be a private burial. Family and friends will be invited to celebrate her life at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – January 7, 2012    

 

HOGAN Barbara D. Buckley

On the evening of Friday, December 28th, 2012, Barbara Diane (Hogan) Buckley of Wyalusing, age 68, died quietly at her residence with her beloved family at her side.  She was born May 6th, 1944 in Bayshore, Long Island, NY and was the wife of Robert Buckley. Barbara enjoyed cooking for her family’s weekly get-togethers each Sunday, and treasured the moments spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was also a woman of faith who enjoyed the fellowship of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Canton until her health declined.  Barbara is survived by her husband, Robert, at home, sons Alex (& Annette) Hogan of Wysox and Robert (& Angie) Buckley, Jr., of Monroeton, daughters Dawn Coy (& Brent Lindsey) of Towanda and Bobijo (& Greg) Sherman of Wyalusing, a sister, Barbara Merritt of Florida, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  In accordance with Barbara’s expressed wishes all services are private. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, PA, 17724.   Canton Independent Sentinel – January 5, 2013    

 

JIVIDEN Chad A.

Age 37 of Painted Post, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Chad was born in Elmira, NY on December 1, 1975 to Gary and Carol (Russell) Jividen. In addition to his loving parents, Gary and Carol Jividen, Chad is also survived by his sister, Lisa Jividen of Las Vegas, NV; Maternal grandmother, Doris Russell of Elmira, NY; Paternal grandmother, Pauline Jividen of Horseheads, NY; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, coworkers and many close friends, including Josh Jankowski, Dan Bissell, Jason Ferger and Elizabeth Treffeisen. Chad was a graduate of Southside High School Class of 1993, CCC and RIT where he received his BS and the University of Rochester receiving his MBA. He had been employed with Dresser Rand in Painted Post working as a program manager stationed in Saudi Arabia. He had also worked for Hilliard and Eastman Kodak. Chad enjoyed watching movies and playing video games. He also enjoyed skiing, Boy Scouts of America--being awarded an Eagle Scout, traveling, photography, Face Booking and was a collector and connoisseur of fine wine. Most of all, Chad loved his family and friends. Chad was loved, admired and respected by his family, many friends and coworkers he had made across the world. He will be missed dearly by his family and those who knew him well. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Saturday, January 12, 2012 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 pm. His service will take place there at the funeral home on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Burial will take place at the convenience of his family.   Star Gazette – January 10, 2012 

 

KENYON Steve

Steve died Sunday, December 30, while at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, with his loving family at his side, after a valiant fight with leukemia. He was born on April 3, 1949, the son of Charles and Doris L. Kenyon. Steve resided at 428 East Main Street in Montour Falls, NY for his entire life, including the past 42 ½ years with his loving wife, Sharon Letteer Kenyon, who survives him. He graduated from Odessa-Montour School in 1967 and the Wellsville Vocational Division of Alfred State College in 1969. He was self-employed as a carpenter for 17 years. Steve retired from the Southport Correction Facility in July 2011, where he worked as an instructor then a carpenter for almost 25 years. He was a former trusted for the Village of Montour Falls, and a former steward and officer in CSEA Local 156. He was also a longtime member of the Mechanics Club in Montour Falls. Steve was predeceased by his father, Charles, in 1968; his father-in-law Tom Letteer, Sr. and mother-in-law Helen Letteer. In addition to his wife, Sharon, Steve is survived by his mother, Doris of Painted Post (formerly Ovid) and his very best friend, Buddy, a Springer Spaniel. He has four sisters, Brenda (Dale) Nichols of Florida, Sharon (Gerry) Wilcove of Tennessee, Nancy (Ed) Silva of North Carolina and Linda Kenyon of Corning; as well as his brother-in-law, Tom Letteer, Jr. and wife Nancy of Odessa. Also surviving him are nieces and nephews, Skip, Melissa, Keny, Jennifer, Erin and Daphne and their spouses and children, as well as Maureen and Michelle (Eddie) and their children. Steve also leaves behind several maternal cousins, as well as a host of "cousins-in-law" and caring friends and classmates, who have "been there" for both Steve and Sharon, providing prayer, fellowship and support. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street in Montour Falls on Monday, January 7, 2013, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow, led by Pastor Richard Hack of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Horseheads, NY. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa. Those who wish may remember Steve with donations in his memory to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY. If you wish, you may light a candle at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com. Sharon and the family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to Dr. O'Brien, and all of the wonderful doctors and nurses in the Oncology Unit at Guthrie Clinic and Robert Packer Hospital for their care and friendship. He was an upbeat, happy and optimistic patient, and he appreciated not only their professional help and support, but also the friendly conversations and discussions they enjoyed. Also, many thanks to the doctors and nurses of the transplant team at Strong Memorial Hospital, and especially to the medical staff of the ICU unit who tried so hard to help Steve. They provided compassionate advice, comfort and prayer to Sharon, Steve's sister Linda and brother-in-law Tom as they joined Steve on his final walk.  Star Gazette – January 3, 2013

 

KETCHUM Edward N. Ketchum 

Age 62, of Troy, PA, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital. Edward was born April 1, 1950 son of Newton E. Ketchum and the late Dorothy (Kaiser) Ketchum. Ed was a graduate of Troy High School and served his country from 1967 to 1972 with the US Navy during the Viet Nam War. He was formerly employed at American Silk Label and later was the owner of Troy Sport Shop. He was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church and enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting. But it was his family, especially his grandchildren that were most important to him. Surviving are his longtime companion and fiancée, Joy Jennings of Troy; children, Melissa & Shawn Field of Elmira, NY, Ian & Peggy Ketchum of Pine City, NY, Robert & Jessica Ketchum of Elmira, NY and Valerie Lynn Ketchum of Elmira, NY; ten grandchildren, Alexis, Andrew, Paige, Allison, Kaitlynn, Aimee, Mariah, Jeremiah, Hayden, Ava Lynn; two sisters, Nancy & Tom Byrd of South Carolina, Donna & Gary Apiag of Virginia; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ed was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy (Kaiser) Ketchum. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 5, 2013, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Ed's funeral and committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bill Bardo officiating. Memorials are directed to the Troy Presbyterian Church, W. Main Street, Troy, PA 16947.   Star Gazette – January 3, 2013

 

KINNEY George E. Kinney

of Barton, N.Y. died  unexpectedly on New Year’s Day at his home.  George was born on Ross Hill on April 6, 1933, the son of (the late) Hyman V. (Pat) and Evelyn Emerson Kinney. He was pre-deceased by his parents, his wife of 49 years Julie (Hill) Kinney in 2002, his eldest son Gregory in 1971, a sister and brotherin law Delores and John Drake of Litchfield, Pa., and a sister-in-law Francine Hill.  He is survived by a daughter Mary Lou Kinney and her husband Sean Mongan of Ithaca, N.Y.; two sons and daughters in-law, Douglas and Linda Kinney of Purcellville, Va., Patrick and Patti Kinney of Glastonbury, Ct.; and three grandchildren, Thomas, Nicholas, and Sarah Kinney.  He is also survived by his brother and sisterin law John (Steve) and Kathy Kinney of Pinebluff, NC; a sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Donald Harsh of Hammondsport, N.Y.; a brother-in-law George Hill of Apalachin and a brother and sister-in-law Gerald Hill and Monica Delta of Lima, Peru, and many nieces and nephews.  George attended Owego Free Academy and served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, earning an honorable discharge as a sonarman aboard the destroyer USS Ault. He retired from Conrail in 1994 after 43 years in the signal department. George was a devoted family man who enjoyed gardening and landscaping. He was also a lifelong sport fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed woodworking and model airplanes.  George was a member of the Smithboro United Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Friday, Jan. 4, from 3-5 p.m., and on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10-11 a.m., at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services will follow visitation on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Alan Bill, officiating. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Gregory L. Kinney Memorial Fund, c/o Tioga Central School, 5th Ave., Tioga Center, NY, 13845 or the Smithboro United Methodist Church, PO Box 89, Smithboro, NY 13840 in loving memory of George E. Kinney.   Sayre Morning Times – January 3, 2013  

 

KNICKERBOCKER Ethel Outman

90, of Genesee, PA, died Saturday, January 5, 2013 in her home.   Born May 11, 1922, in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of Arthur J. and Katie M. Knickerbocker Jeffers. On July 26, 1941, in Whitesville, NY, she married Urvil L. Outman, who survives.  She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Bingham Township for many years.   She was employed by Galeton Production and Herbert Cooper Co. in Genesee.  Surviving besides her husband, Urvil, are: two grandsons, Lewis S. (Jennifer) Cook of Genesee and Urvil “Bucky” (Patty) Cook of Lakeland, FL; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Velma (Harvey) Vallieries of Whitesville, NY and Beverly M. Cook of Genesee, PA; and nieces and nephews.   She was predeceased by a daughter, Phyllis M. Cook; an infant son, Jimmy Outman; an infant granddaughter, Doddie Cook; five sisters; and four brothers.    Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate. Burial will be in Yorks Corners Cemetery, Yorks Corners, NY.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, Genesee, PA 16923.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – January 8, 2012

 

LARRISON Gavin Paul Larrison

infant son of Benjamin Larrison and Krystina Wilken, died January 7, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Gavin is survived by his father, Benjamin Larrison, mother, Krystina Wilken, sister, Carsen Elizabeth Larrison, all of Bradford, New York; paternal grandmother, Carrie (Ron) Stiles of Painted Post; paternal grandfather, Bruce (Melanie) Larrison Sr of Lindley; maternal grandmother, Cassandra DeJonge of Sandusky, OH; maternal grandfather, Arthur (Beth) Wilken of Sandusky, OH; paternal great grandmother, Judy DeCamp of Savona; paternal great grandmother, Joan Tyler of Belfast, NY; maternal great grandmother, Jo DeJonge of Sandusky, OH; paternal great grandfather, Arlen Larrison of Corning; paternal great grandmother, Joan Keefer, aunts, Heather Wilken, Elizabeth (Jeff) Wilken, and Kayla Stiles and Hillary (Eric) Johnson; uncles, Bruce (Toni) Larrison Jr, Peter Wilken, Matt Dress, Tyler Stiles and Bernard Johnson; and cousins, Eli and Bryce, Darius and Aericah.  He was predeceased by his paternal great grandfather, Paul E. Tyler Sr, paternal great grandfather, Hubert Keefer, maternal great grandfather, Frederick DeJonge, and maternal great grandparents, Elnora and Pete Wilken. Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.   A funeral service will be held there following calling hours at 12:00 pm.  Burial will take place at Chapel Knoll Cemetery.    Corning Leader – January 9, 2013  

 

LOVE David G. Love

60 of Old Lycoming Township died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Williamsport Hospital.  He was born June 13, 1952, in Williamsport, the son of Francis and Eleanor Love.  He was a graduate of Williamsport High School where he was a three sport letterman and received his B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University. He and his wife Eylene (Sawyer) were married for 37 years. For over 32 years he taught driving, physical, and health education in the Williamsport Area School District. Dave coached football at the high school for over 20 years, as well as track and wrestling. He also coached softball while his daughters played. He loved spending time with family and being "Boppy" to grandsons, Jason and Brian. Dave was a lifetime member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting and family time at the cabin he built. He was an avid nonfiction reader, knowledgeable historian and a self-taught handyman and mechanic.  Besides his wife, Eylene, he is survived by his mother, Eleanor Love of Williamsport and three daughters, Erica Love-Borzok (Tony) of Pittsburgh, Melissa Love-Ritchey (Shawn), Alesha Love-LaForme (Adam) all of Williamsport and two grandsons, Jason and Brian Love-Ritchey.  Dave's Celebration of Life will begin with a visitation on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 4 until 9 p.m., at the Maneval Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport where services will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Jay E. Jones officiating. Interment will be private. A scholarship fund for a deserving college bound football linemen is being established in Coach Pooh's name and contributions may be sent to the Williamsport Area School District Education Fund, c/o Greg Hayes, Exec. Dir. 2780 W. 4th St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 9, 2013   

 

LYNCH Mary A. Litzelman

Mary Alice Litzelman, age 91, well known resident of Dushore, Pa., died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa.  Mary was born in Dushore on March 20, 1921, a daughter of the late Vincent Joseph Lynch and Emma Cook. She graduated from St. Basil's High School, a member of the class of 1939.  Mary married J. Bernard Litzelman on Sept. 14, 1946 after he returned home from the Army serving in World War II. Bernie predeceased her on Aug. 19, 2011.  Mary and Bernie began operating her father Vincent Lynch's luncheonette which they renamed Litzelman's. It was located at the red light in Dushore. They operated their store until about 1966 when Bernie began working as a clerk in the Dushore Post Office. Mary and Bernie and Joe and Ann also operated the concession stand at the World End State Park for several years. Mary worked at the Ben Franklin store in Dushore for many years. She and Bernie also volunteered at the PA Bowhunter's Festival since it began over 50 years ago.   Mary was an active member of St. Basil's Church, and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society and a member of Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion Auxiliary.  Mary is survived by a daughter Ann Litzelman of Harrisburg, Pa.; daughter-in-law Denise Litzelman of Matthews, N.C.; a sister-in-law Mildred Litzelman of Harrisburg, Pa.; three grandchildren Scott (Christine Ng) Litzelman, Marie Litzelman and Jennifer Litzelman; a great-granddaughter Cora Ming Litzelman and several nieces and nephews.  Mary was predeceased by her son Joseph William Litzelman on Feb. 26, 2012 and her daughter Mary Ann Litzelman in January 1950.  A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding.  Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11 at the funeral home. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 3 p.m. at the funeral home by members of I.H.M. Altar and Rosary Society.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be directed to the Sullivan County Library, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, PA 18614.   Towanda Daily Review – January 8, 2012  

 

MAGER James H. Mager

47, Elmira, died 12-25-2012.  Arrangements: James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – December 28, 2012

 

McMAHON Patricia C. Pritz

age 82, of Muncy Valley, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 with her loving family at her side.  Pat was born Feb. 22, 1930 in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late William A. and Bertha Flynn McMahon. She graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, a member of the class of 1948. She married Thomas J. Pritz of Philadelphia on Oct. 1, 1955. Tom predeceased her on July 20, 2003. She and Tom resided in Philadelphia where Tom operated Trico Metal Products of Willow Grove and were summer residents of Muncy Valley since they were married and retired here in 1995. Pat was a member of the former Sacred Heart Church in Laporte, now I.H.M. Parish and was homemaker, a loving spouse, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of the Muncy Valley Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, the Muncy Valley Senior Center and enjoyed all kinds of gambling.  Surviving are four children: Catherine (Chris) Fagan of Copley, Terry (Don) Markee of Muncy Valley; Thomas John Pritz Jr. of Roslyn and William (Kathleen) Pritz of Roslyn; five grandchildren: Michael (Ann) Markee, Brian Markee, Amy (Dan) Eberlin, William Pritz and Casey Ann Pritz; four great grandchildren Brandon Markee, Paige Markee, Christopher Eberlin and Mariah Eberlin; two sisters Joan (Jerry) McCausland of Marlton, N.J. and Kathleen (Tom) Hodgins of Secane; a brother, Michael McMahon of Quakertown; an aunt Mary (Flynn) Quigley of Roslyn and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a great grandson, Austin Bailey Markee and a brother William McMahon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at St. Basil's Church, Dushore with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the Cherry Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 from at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be directed to the Muncy Valley Area Volunteer Fire Company, Route 42 Hwy, Muncy Valley, PA 17758.  Towanda Daily Review – January 10, 2013

 

McNEAL Susan Kay Sackett

Susan Kay McNeal Sackett died quietly with her family and friends at her side at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, N.Y., on Sunday, January 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer.  Susan was born on December 20, 1961 in Waverly, N.Y., the daughter of (the late) Floyd and Cora Mayo McNeal.  Susan was a Veteran of the United States Navy and was employed with Wal- Mart in Elmira, N.Y.  Susan had a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice which she obtained through Colorado University. Susan had a love of gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting, camping, and living life to the fullest. Susan loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.  Susan is survived by her husband of 21 years, Arthur Ray Sackett, Jr. Susan is also survived by her five children and two step children: Megan Garry of Spokane, Wash., Samantha Hill of Philadelphia, Pa., Timothy Sackett, Melodee Sackett, and Martin Sackett, all of Chemung, N.Y., Arthur Sackett III and Ida Sackett, Jr., both of Elmira, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Amber, Thomas, Rebecca, and Alex.  Susan is also survived by her stepmother, Jeanette McNeal of Athens, Pa.; brother, Charles McNeal of Lexington, Ky.; and sisters Maxine (Larry) Latterman of Baldwin, N.Y., and Lisa (Dan) Reed of Athens, Pa.; as well as many nieces, nephews.  Susan was predeceased by her parents Floyd McNeal and Cora Mayo McNeal as well as siblings Dennis McNeal, Carol Belcher and Marlyn McNeal.  Susan will be honored with a full Military Funeral which will include her nephews Ryan Reed playing Taps and John Belcher delivering the Military Service. Calling Hours for family and friends are on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., with the Funeral directly following at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made towards the cost of the funeral to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.  Please join the family for a gathering of remembrance hosted by The Rev. Mark Lemon at the First Methodist Church of Chemung on Main Street in Chemung, N.Y. directly following the service.    Sayre Morning Times – January 9, 2013   

 

McNETT Baby Noah George McNett

of Roaring Branch, died early Friday morning, Jan. 4, 2013 from the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  June 15, 2012 – Jan. 4, 2013. Noah was loved by all who met him. He has a special place beside Jesus and the Angels. Full of joyful play and a bright curiosity, Noah loved bath time, all animals, nature, especially trees. He also enjoyed watching TV, football, listening to music and "growling."   Surviving Noah are his loving parents; Courtney Harkness and Taylor McNett of Roaring Branch; maternal grandparents, Tammy Evans of Lawrenceville and Michael (Michelle) Harkness of Alba; paternal grandparents; Craig and Connie McNett of Canton; great grandparents, Eleanor Harkness of Canton, Rose and Raymond "Wes" Jaynes of Montana, Jack and Eleanor McNett of Canton; aunts and uncles, Katie, Jordan and Derek Campbell, Michael Harkness all of Alba, Andrea Zoe McNett and Doug (Sara) McNett all of Canton; several great aunts and great uncles. Also his canine buddy, Bennelli.  He was predeceased by three great grandparents; George Harkness, Frank and Shirley Castle.  Calling hours are 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Canton Ecumenical Parish on North Center Street in Canton. Pastor Jerry Schmidt will officiate the funeral service at 7 p.m. followed by a time of fellowship at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Noah's name to the Janet Weis Children's Hospital, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822 or the Ronald McDonald House, P.O. Box 300, Danville, PA 17821. Arrangements are in the care of Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton.   Towanda Daily Review – January 6, 2013  

 

MILLER Betty Mickey

82, of Canton, widow of James, died  on Sunday evening, Dec. 30, 2012 at Darway Nursing Home in Estella.  Born on Jan. 31, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Betty Jane Miller was one of five children in the family of the late John B. Jr. and Hazel (Parks) Miller. She married James Mickey on March 4, 1955 in Pittsburgh. In 1972, they made their new home just south of Canton. Betty and Jim shared 52 years together before his passing on June 18, 2007. Betty was employed by Canton Manufacturing Company for many years until retiring. She was a member of the East Canton United Methodist Church. Betty's family always came first in her life and she enjoyed times shared with her grandchildren. Her hobbies included collecting dolls and quilting.  She is survived by her four children Sheryl Richards (Martin Seymour) of Odessa, N.Y., Keith (Sue) Mickey of Canton, Susan (Craig) Pender of California and Lisa (Mark) Wilcox of Canton; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two siblings, Charles (Carolyn) Miller of Alabama and Georgina (Ray) Anderson of Virginia; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her beloved dog and companion, Buddy. She was predeceased by two siblings John Miller III and Frances Harris.  A memorial service in celebration of her life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Betty's name to The Alzheimer's Association of NE Pa., 57 N. Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or to a charity of one's choice. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – January 3, 2013   

 

MONROE Joan M. "Joanie" (Monroe) WASHENKO 

Age 63, of Erin, NY, died on Monday, January 7, 2013, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with her loving family at her side. Joan was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and battled it courageously. Joan was born on September 14, 1949 in Elmira, NY. Joan was preceded by her parents, John and Gertrude Monroe. She is survived by her daughter, Brandi (Joseph Abbott) Root of Horseheads, NY; sons, Anthony (Jessica) Washenko of Syracuse, NY and Thomas Preston of Erin, NY; her sister, Carol (David) Wood of Horseheads, NY; her nieces, Kristy (Michael) Ryan and Kim (David) Nagle; her loving friend, Todd Sherwood; and several cousins. Joan was an endearing grandmother to her 4 grandchildren, Brittany Root, Alexis Washenko, Ty Washenko and Alexa Edersheim. Joan loved to sit at her kitchen table enjoying a cup of coffee with her sidekick (Morgie-cat) at her side and watch her television shows. "Spunky" Joanie was a bartender for many years at Erin Town Tavern and was not afraid to take her stick out and take care of business. Joan is loved by so many. Family and friends are invited to gather at Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thursday, January 10, 2013, from 5 -7:00 p.m. A private burial will be at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – January 9, 2012

 

MONROE Audrey A. Monroe

60, of Mills, PA, died Thursday, January 3, 2013.  Born March 8, 1952, in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of Leon M. and Anna Sabin Monroe.  She was employed as a waitress and worked at Ulysses Woodcraft.  Audrey was a member of the Women of the Moose.   Surviving are: two sons, Gilbert (Kerri) Hall, III of Waterloo, NY and Leon (Michelle) Hall of Rochester, NY; five grandchildren; a brother, Michael Monroe of Scranton, PA; two sisters, Leona M. Thompson of Odum, GA and Ruth (John) Kinchen of Harrison Valley; an aunt, Rebecca Monroe of Rochester, NY; an uncle, Richard (Norma) Monroe of Sabinsville, PA; nieces, nephews, and cousins.   In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Lee Eugene Monroe in 1994.   A family viewing will be held at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – January 5, 2013  

 

OLDROYD Glenn M.

New Baltimore, OH: Glenn M Oldroyd, age 61, of New Baltimore, OH, died on Monday, January 7, 2013. He was born on July 27, 1951 in Elmira, NY and was a 1969 graduate of Edison High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and earned separate bachelor degrees from Buffalo State University and Ohio University. He recently retired from Goodyear Aero Space in Akron, OH. He is survived by his children, Eric Oldroyd, Jennifer (Chad Franer) Dennis, Christopher Oldroyd; grandchildren, Laura (Bret) Blackstock, Sean Henson, Shelby Oldroyd, Kevin Dennis; great-granddaughter, Kenna Blackstock; mother, Marian Oldroyd; brothers, Keith (Patsy), Clark (Janice) and Lynn (Ann) Oldroyd. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Oldroyd and wife, Bonnie Myers. Calling hours are Saturday 10-11 a.m. and services begin at 11 a.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home, 504 W. Maple St., Hartville, OH 44632.    Star Gazette – January 10, 2013   

 

RIGGS John Stark Riggs, Jr.

of Old Forge, NY and Horseheads, NY died on January 3, 2013 in a Boston, MA hospital surrounded by his wife Dorianne and his four children. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2011, he underwent various treatments and surgery. He was born November 10, 1942 in Elmira, NY. His parents were John Stark Riggs and Elizabeth Arnot Falck Riggs Hart. He spent his early years in Elmira. He attended Elmira Free Academy, graduated from Hebron Academy in Maine, and then attended the University of Denver. In Colorado he met and married Rose Mary Runions in 1966. During army service at Fort Ord, they lived in Monterey, CA. They moved to Denver, CO and raised their two children, John William and Rebecca Louise. For many of these years he sailed competitively in international racing circuits. They divorced, and he returned to Elmira, NY. In 1989 he married Dorianne Roy of Horseheads and had two children, James Mathias Arnot and Beatrice Krista Elizabeth. John Riggs enjoyed the outdoors where he skied, hunted, bicycled and sailed. He loved the Adirondacks. Throughout his life he listened to music, especially symphonies and operas. He was an avid reader and a spirited discussion held his attention.  Survivors include his wife Dorianne and his four children: William of Hong Kong; Rebecca Brunner (Matthew) of Pittsburgh, PA; James of Missoula, MT; and Beatrice of Charleston, SC; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Diana Riggs Genung (Fredrick) of Naples, FL, and Anne Riggs Good (Rexford), of Naples, FL, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Falck Cancer Center, the Arnot Art Museum, the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, or Trinity Episcopal Church, all in Elmira, NY. Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Church at the corner of Main and Church St. in Elmira, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS , NY.   Star Gazette – January 6, 2013  

 

RITZ Geraldine "Gerry" M. Youst

age 75, of Millerton, PA, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Gerry was born February 3, 1937 in Reading, PA, a daughter of Morris and Thelma (Drey) Ritz. She was the wife of Robert A Youst whom she married on June 9, 1956. Gerry loved to cook, care for animals, and her grandchildren. Gerry is survived by her husband, Robert; a son, Denny Youst of Millerton, PA; a daughter, Bobbi Ann Porter of Palmyra, PA; a brother, Robert Ritz of Florida; two grandchildren, Randy and Jason Porter; two great grandchildren, Evan and Haiden Porter. She was predeceased by four sisters, Pat, Nancy, Sharon and Jackie. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral chapel at 2:00 PM with Rev. Harold Burrell officiating.    Star Gazette – January 9, 2012  

 

SHRIVER Pamela G.

Elmira: Formerly of Lewisburg, PA, was born June 12, 1952 in Altoona, PA, the daughter of the late Frederick and Annetta Mae (Foor) Shriver, went to heaven on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the age of 60. Pam was a graduate of Mifflinburg High School and Millersville College. She was a foreign language teacher and was passionate about teaching. She is survived by her loving son, Graeme Massa and her companion of 17 years, Lewis Outlaw both of Elmira, NY; sister, Karen Pesillo and her husband Clayton of Lewisburg, PA; brother, Todd Shriver of Watsontown, PA; and her nephew, Weston Pesillo. Pamela was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, companion, teacher and friend. She enjoyed knitting and loved to crochet. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 12:00 (noon) to celebrate her life and honor her memory. The Reverend William Copp will officiate.  Star Gazette – January 9, 2012   

 

SMITH Holly J. Smith Vaow

64, of 2321 Storey Lake Rd., Laceyville, PA, died at the Regional Hospital of Scranton, early Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2013.  Born in Meshoppen on Nov. 1, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Burton Lewis and Harriet Mae Storey Smith. Growing up around the Meshoppen area, Holly was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School, and also received her cosmetologist degree from the Susquehanna Co. Vo-Tech.  On July 21, 1967, Holly married Robert (Bob) Charles Vaow, and they were married for 44 years until his sudden death on Jan. 25, 2012. For many years they lived at their home just above Storey Lake, in Meshoppen Twp., Wyoming Co.  Being a licensed cosmetologist, Holly enjoyed cutting and styling the hair of most of the members of her family, getting ready for most of the families’ weddings, and her nieces’ school dances and proms. Throughout the last few years, she worked with her husband and her sons at the Soaring Gardens (Artist Retreat) in Transue, where she enjoyed painting, wallpapering and a lot of other repairs. She was also a great seamstress, doing custom sewing of curtains and clothing. She was employed for many years at the Fashion Bug in Tunkhannock and for over 15 years was employed at the Walmart in Tunkhannock, retiring in 2011. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, knitting, painting, ceramics and shopping, especially shoe shopping. She also loved being with her family, especially being surrounded by her grandchildren.  Preceding her in death besides her husband and parents, was a brother Lewis Stephen Smith, who died on Aug. 9, 2012.  Surviving are her children, Hilary Poepperling and Jason Fluke of Harrisburg, Charles Robert Vaow of Laceyville and Burton Francis Vaow and LeaAnne Marshall of Meshoppen; granddaughters, Ashley Sarnosky of Clarks Summit, Jenna Vaow and Jillian Capwell, both of Mehoopany, and Kyleigh Marshall of Meshoppen; greatgrandchildren, Meleena and Masyn, both of Clarks Summit; brothers, Burton Robert (Kathy) Smith of South Auburn, Samuel Joseph (MaryLou) Smith of Meshoppen; sisters, Sharon Thorpe of Camp Hill, Lorie Anderson of Laceyville, Lana (Sidney) Davies of Meshoppen; sister-in-law, Susanne Smith of Meshoppen, and her extended family of Jack and Betty Lou Vaow of Meshoppen, Dora and Raymond Oliver of Hallstead and Fae Byers of York, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with Rev. Gary Myers of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening, Jan. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411, an animal shelter that is in dire need of funding and is in danger of closing.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 10, 2013

 

SMITH Ned M. "Dudder" Smith Jr.

79, of 27 Kingsbury Ave. Towanda, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp. Ned was born on Feb. 16, 1933 in Sayre, the son of Ned Murray Smith Sr. and Frances Tressler Smith. "Dudder" as he was known by his family and friends was a graduate of Towanda High School where he excelled in football and basketball. He later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following completion of his military service, Ned was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for a brief time and was later employed by the Towanda Post Office for over 30 years until his retirement. In early years, Ned enjoyed playing softball on several area leagues and playing golf with his friends. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda and Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191.  He is survived by his daughter, Terri L. Smith of Canton; grandchildren Brian (Shaylee) Smith of Towanda, and Nicole Woodward of Canton; great grandchildren, Brayden Woodward and Elora Smith; step great granddaughters, Brittni and Alexis; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Helen Smith of Florida; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Milton Munkittrick of Towanda; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Shirley Dibble of Florida, Francis and Janet Dibble of Florida and Carson and Eileen Dibble of Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, A. Denise Dibble Smith on March 7, 2007, son, Richard C. Smith on October 3, 1982 and grandson-in-law, Brent D. Woodward.  Abiding with Ned's request there will be no funeral service or calling hours. Contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179 Ulster, PA 18850 in Ned's Memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  Towanda Daily Review – January 2, 2013  

 

STEWART Blain H. Stewart 

On Dec. 29, 2012, Blain H. Stewart left this earth to be with God and reunite with his family.  Blain was a native of Greensboro, N.C., the son of William D. and Dorris Wise Stewart. He lived his life loyally, honestly and lovingly.   Above all, Blain was a loving father to his son, William, who was his pride and joy.  One lesson Blain instilled in his son was to treat everyone with dignity and respect. He felt a calling to study Catholicism to deepen his faith and follow God's plan. An avid reader, Blain enjoyed spending time reading and watching movies. He was a well-rounded individual with a vast knowledge of history, including the Civil War.   He was a lover of life, both of animals and his fellow man. Compassionate, he never met a stranger and always left that person with a smile on his face. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Blain worked as a service advisor for Crown Honda.  Blain was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William "Randy" Stewart.  He is survived by his wife, Marlea Stewart; their son, William "Will" Stewart; brother, Sanford "Sandy" Stewart of Greensboro; sisters Sandra Browne of Colorado and Cathy Lipscomb of South Carolina; brothers Curtis Ransom of West Virginia, Bill Gooding, Rich Gooding, Don Gooding all of South Carolina and Greg Gooding of North Carolina; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was a beloved family member to his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Margaret Fowler, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 201 South Chapman Street, Greensboro, NC 27403.   Burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park.  Immediately following the committal service, the family will receive family and friends at the Shrine Club, 5010 High Point Road, Greensboro, N.C.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Guilford County Animal Shelter, 4525 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27409. Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the family.  Towanda Daily Review – January 5, 2013

 

STOCUM Carol A. Seymour 

Age 64, of Vargo Rd. in Horseheads, died after a brief illness with brain cancer on Jan. 6, 2013 at Corning Hospital. She was born in Elmira Nov. 18, 1948 to the late Robert and Lois (Wheet) Stocum. Carol is survived by her husband, Ken Seymour; sons, David (Cassie) Seymour of Corning, NY, Michael (Heather) Seymour also of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Ryker, Thomas, Remy, and Robert Seymour; mother, Lois Stocum of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Robert Stocum of Alpine, NY, Richard Stocum of Big Flats, NY, Dean Stocum of Horseheads, NY. Carol dedicated her life to children, first as a teacher in the Watkins Glen Elementary for 6 years and then as a mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Together with her husband of 42 years they built their own home and ran a successful business for 19 years. Dogs played an important part in Carol's life with Honey being her most recent. Carol enjoyed making crafts, in particular crocheting. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Stray Haven Humane Society and S.P.C.A., Inc., 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Friday, January 11, 2013, from 3-5 p.m. Her service will follow at 5:00.  Star Gazette – January 9, 2012

 

THOMAS LaVerne Henry Thomas Jr.

50, of 732 Center Road, Wysox, Pa., died Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  LaVerne was born July 31, 1962 in Towanda, Pa., the son of LaVerne H. Thomas Sr. and Geraldine Bailey Thomas. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1981 and in early years was employed by the Taylor Packing Company in Wyalusing. LaVerne was later employed by Osram Sylvania in Towanda until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. LaVerne loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter Aislynn.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Surviving are his children, Joseph M. Thomas of Sayre and Tiffany N. Thomas of Standing Stone, granddaughter, Aislynn Thomas, step-father, Jim Schrimp of Rome, sisters, Janise Groover (Terry Vanderpool) of Towanda, Patricia (Cecil) Colegrove of Rummerfield, Tanya (Orlando) Brown of Rome, Tammy Thomas (Mike Warner) of Meshoppen and Kristy Brown of Rome, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Zachary Thomas, brother, Jim Thomas and good friends, John Weigan, Lyle Yates and Wade Warner.  Amemorial service will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Contributions in LaVerne’s memory are requested to be directed to the Tiffany N. Thomas Continuing Education Fund, in care of Citizens & Northern Bank, Wysox, PA18854.    Sayre Morning Times – January 2, 2013  

 

THOMPSON Patricia Van Fleet

age 83, of Stillwater, Okla., passed from this life on December 31, 2012 with her loving family at her side.  Patricia Estelle Thompson was born on June 23, 1929 in Waverly, N.Y., to Harold Arthur and Florence Leah (Shaffer) Thompson.  She attended schools in the area and graduated from Waverly High School. Following her graduation, she married Lewis William Van Fleet. The couple moved to Tulsa shortly after their wedding. Lew’s career took the Van Fleet family from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Arizona before returning to Oklahoma to stay in the late 1970s. Upon returning to Oklahoma, Pat spent more than 20 years working in retail sales for Dillards. After more than 50 years of marriage to her best friend and soul mate, Pat lost Lew in 1999.  In 2006, Pat relocated to Stillwater to live with her daughter Diane Tipling and her family. Pat enjoyed spending time at the Life Adult Day Center at the First Christian Church in Stillwater. She was lovingly known as “Momma Pat” due to her friendly, welcoming demeanor and because she adopted many as her own.   Music was an important part of Pat’s life. In her younger years, she sang, played the piano, and was involved in many musical productions at church and in school. She also never missed an opportunity to support her children in their musical, athletic, or scholastic endeavors. Pat loved to scrapbook and she was very artistic. She did canvas paintings, drawings and appreciated and collected artwork as well. Pat loved to travel. She was proud of the fact that she had been to Alaska many times to visit her daughter Vicki.  Pat Van Fleet loved life and did everything she could to make sure that her friends and family were happy and well- cared for. She was very independent, easy going, and enjoyed meeting new people. She can best be described as a “hoot,” who always had a positive attitude and an optimistic outlook on life. She never let sickness or difficulties get in the way of her remarkable life and she realized each day how blessed she had been to live the life she led. Pat was one of a kind and will truly be missed by her friends and family.  Pat was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lew Van Fleet, and two sisters: Esther Jones and Phyllis Munn.  She is survived by her four children: Elaine Van Fleet and partner Don Burns, of Glenpool, Okla., Vicki Van Fleet and husband Jack Gitchell, of Juneau, AK., Steven Van Fleet and wife Brenda, of Southport, Conn., and Diane Tipling and husband Jeff, of Stillwater, Okla.; a sister, Sylvia Thompson, of Sayre, Pa.; seven grandchildren: Meghan Hurley, Katie Keiser and husband Marty, Kelly Daniel, Taylor Van Fleet, Sydney Van Fleet, Claire Tipling, Gwen Tipling and one great grandchild on the way. Services have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home and will be held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Palmer Marler Funeral Home Chapel, 516 N. Washington, Stillwater, Ok. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa at 2:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Pat’s name to the Life Adult Day Center in care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home 5106 N. Washington, Stillwater, OK 74075.   Sayre Morning Times – January 3, 2013

 

TINKER Gwendolyn T. 'Gwen' McCabe

of Burgett Dr., Homer, died on Monday, December 31, 2012 at the age of 85. A longtime area resident, Gwen was born September 27, 1927 in Elmira, a daughter of the late Richard M. and Edna Waugh Tinker. On July 2, 1949 she married Timothy J. McCabe, Sr. in St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. She graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1945 and Cortland State Teachers College in 1949 with a degree in education. She went on to teach from 1949-1951 at Groton Central School, and from 1961 until her retirement in 1986 at the Cortland City School District. Gwen was a communicant of St. Margaret's Church, Homer, where she was active in the Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a member of the Cortland County Historical Society, the Cortland County Genealogical Society, the 20th Century Club and was a member of the Cortland RSVP, primarily volunteering at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Professionally, Gwen was twice nominated for the New York State Teacher of the Year by two different school principals and was a member of the Cortland Retired Teachers Association and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was an avid reader and enjoyed visiting and traveling. Surviving are her sons, Timothy J. (Annette) McCabe of Lansing, NY; Patrick M. (Holly) McCabe of Tully, NY and Steven (Abby) McCabe of Littleton, CO; and a brother, Richard (Maggie) Tinker of Watkins Glen, NY. Gwen cherished the time she spent with grandchildren and great grandchildren; Andrew (Marnie) McCabe; Matthew (Jessie) McCabe; Travis McCabe; Shannon (Dan) Aridgides; Staci McCabe and Christopher McCabe and her two great granddaughters, Jaelize and Cate McCabe. In addition to her husband, Timothy McCabe, Sr. in 1994, she was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Caldwell. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 in St. Margaret's Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Paul J. Alciati. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cortland. Calling hours will be held on Friday January 4, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. The family wishes to thank Dr. Sam Benjamin and Dr. Margaret Boufal for their wonderful care during Mrs. McCabe's recent illness. Memorial contributions in Gwen's name may be directed to the St. Margaret's Church Building Fund, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer, NY 13077.  Star Gazette – January 2, 2013 

 

TUTTLE Alice Elaine Johnson

73, of Monroeton, Pa., died early Monday morning, Feb. 7, 2013 at her home following declining health. Alice was born in Sayre, Pa., on Oct. 24, 1939, a daughter of Donald and Beverly Soden Tuttle. She attended the Towanda Schools and in early years was employed by Herman Rynveld Sons in New Albany and later by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Mildred for over 20 years. Mrs. Johnson owned and operated Alice's Restaurant on Main Street in Towanda for 13 years and later worked with her daughter Bonnie Monahan at her restaurant in Monroeton, Bonnie's Eats & Sweets for a number of years. Alice loved cooking and spending a day out at Tioga Downs in Nichols, N.Y.  She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Johnson, at home; daughter Bonnie (Kevin) Monahan of Monroeton; son Timothy Johnson (Laurie Brown) of Monroeton; grandchildren Jay (Carie) Cory of Monroeton; Brian Cory (Chris Pellor) of Englewood, Fla.; T.J. Johnson (Sara Johnson) of Monroeton, Amanda Johnson of Monroeton; great-grandchildren Michael, Mitchell and Matthew; a sister Evelyn Boyles of Wysox; a brother Ronald (Paula) Tuttle of Wysox; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers Donald, Allen and Joseph Tuttle and sisters Nancy Stevens and Barbara Woodruff.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. There are no calling hours.  Towanda Daily Review – January 8, 2012   

 

WIGAM Kathryn A. Van Order

92, of Wyalusing, died Jan. 8, 2013 at the Bradford County Manor, W. Burlington. She was born on Sept. 1, 1920 a daughter of the late Howell and Kate (Logan) Wigam in Walden, N.Y. She married Howard Van Order on March 28, 1942 in Waldon, N.Y. Kathryn was a dedicated and loving wife and mother filling her home with love and happiness. She was an active member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church and a member of the Herrickville Sewing Club.  Kathryn was predeceased by her husband, Howard Van Order. Parents: Howell and Kate Wigam. Sisters: Evie Sigman, Ellie McCrumm and Barb Hanson. Bothers: Howell W. Wigam, William Wigam and Jack Wigham.  Kathryn is survived by her son: Craig (Nancy) Van Order of Wyalusing; daughter Virginia Boylan of Charlottsville Va.; grandsons Kelly Boylan and Ed Van Order; sister-in-law Hazel Barnhart of Owego, N.Y.; three great grandsons; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends.  At Kathryn's request all services will be private. However those who wish may kindly consider a memorial donation to the Bradford County Manor 15900 RT 6, Troy, PA 16947 in loving memory of Kathryn Adeline Van Order. Condolences for the family may be shared by visiting our website at www.tiogapointcremation.com. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.   Towanda Daily Review – January 10, 2013   

 

WOLFE Dorothy Jane Scott

77, of 876 SR 3005, Meshoppen, PA (South Auburn) died  Sunday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2012 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.  She was born on Sept. 27, 1935, the daughter of the late Jess Lee and Addie Pearl Campbell Wolfe in Rogersville, TN.  Dorothy graduated from the Bulls Gap High School in Bulls Gap, TN and after high school attended business school in Kingsport, TN.  She was a secretary for many companies in Rogersville, TN before retiring in 1979. After retirement she and her second husband, George Young Scott, Jr. (married Sept. 27, 1979) moved to the South Auburn area where they became very active in the community.  She was a member of the South Auburn United Methodist Church as well as an active member of the Women Missions Union of the Church. She was also a member of the South Auburn Grange #1188. She enjoyed making “Ugly Quilts” and “Sleeping Bags” for the homeless.  Surviving is her husband of 33 years, George Young Scott, Jr.; children, William “Bill” O. Nickels (Amy) of Manchester, TN, Terry L. Nickels (Sharon) of Rogersville, TN and Dottie Jeffers (Gary) of Limestone, TN; her step-children, George Young Scott, III of North Plainfield, NJ, Robert Allen Scott of North Plainfield, NJ, Douglas Bruce Scott (Peggy) of San Antonio, TX, Geoffrey Mark Scott (Gloria) of San Antonio, TX, Christopher James Scott of Houston, TX, Jonathan Carl Scott (Faith) of Mobile, AL and Maribeth Margaret Teel (John) of Tunkhannock; grandchildren, William O. Nickles, Jr., Anna Grace Nickels and Cooper Lee Nickels, all of Manchester, TN, Samuel Owen Nickels and Isaac James Nickels, both of Rogersville, TN; 23 stepgrandchildren and many stepgreat grandchildren; brother, Charles Wolfe (June) of Rogersville, TN; sisters, Geraldine West (James) of Rogersville, TN and Zelma Sue Craighead of Irwin, TX and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Owen E. Nickels (April 3, 1964); brothers, Robert J. Wolfe, Eural Lee Wolfe and Wayne Wolfe and sisters, Evelyn Wolfe, Joyce Ann Wolfe, Ruth Wolfe, Viola Wolfe, Lola Wolfe and Ruby Wolfe Clark.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at the South Auburn United Methodist Church with Pastor Pat Newhart of the church officiating. Family and friends may call at the church Friday, Jan. 4, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Meshoppen.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations in Dorothy’s name to the South Auburn United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Karen Fuller, 334 Love Hill Rd., Meshoppen, PA 18630.  Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 3, 2013  

 

 


 

? Florence S. King

90, of Liberty, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.  She was born March 23, 1922, in Philadelphia.  Florence married Elwood King on June 22, 1941; they celebrated 60 years of marriage until Elwood's passing in January 2002.  She was a devoted Catholic and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the William Penn Fire Co. of Hulmeville, Pa.  Surviving are her sons, Anthony (Deborah) King, Penndel, Pa., and Michael (Kelly) King, Hatfield, Pa. Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. In addition to her husband Elwood, she was predeceased by one sister.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at 1 p.m. from the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Road, Blossburg, Pa., with Rev. Jacek Bialkowski officiating.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – January 9, 2013

 

? Donna C. Miller

died 12-23-2012.   Arrangements: Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – December 25, 2012

 

? Jenny E. Nichols

of Nichols, N.Y., died on Sunday, December 30, 2012 following a period of declining health. Jenny is survived by her husband of 60 years, Donald F. Nichols; her son Boyd (Andrea) Nichols; grandchildren, Brian and Lindsey; and six great-grandchildren.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Jenny’s life on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with her pastor, the Rev. Dan Martin, officiating.  Sayre Morning Times – January 2, 2013 


 

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