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.


 

ALLEN Jeffrey L. Allen, Sr.

age 52 of County Road 16, Beaver Dams, NY, died Friday, January 11, 2013 at his home surrounded by family.  Born September 14, 1960 in Corning, NY, he was the son of the late Richard and the late Shirley (Force) Allen. Jeffrey married Susan Smith August 15, 1981 at Corning, NY.  Jeffrey worked as a union carpenter for Local Union 281 in Elmira, NY. He was an avid Nascar fan, watching it every Sunday. He enjoyed hunting deer, camping, taking care of and taking pride in his yard and he especially loved his dogs, Cujo, Kia and Cosmo.  He is survived by his wife: Susan Allen, children: Jeffrey (Amber Blodgett) Allen, Jr., Beaver  Dams, NY, Ashley (Chase) Reed, Corning, NY and brothers: Carl (April) Allen, Corning, Hal (Debbie) Allen, Hayesville, NC and Rick (Bev) Allen of Corning.  In addition to his parents, Jeffrey was predeceased by close friend, Rosie Vanaman.  Friends and family are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:00am. Burial will take place in the family plot at Beaver Dams Cemetery, Beaver Dams at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be given in Jeffrey’s name to the: Elmira Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 or to Carefirst, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.    Corning Leader – January 15, 2013

 

ANDERSON Susan Carol Anderson

71, of Philadelphia, died on Sunday, January 13, 2013, at the VNA Hospice of Philadelphia. Susan was born on December 26, 1941, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Betty (Sutfin) Anderson of Elmira, NY. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1960, Well College with a BA in History, Cum Laude, in 1964, Cornell University in 1966 with a MA in Teaching and attended Temple University studying Journalism. She worked for 29 years in communications and public relations at the American College of Physicians, Metropolitan Hospital in marketing, the American Cancer Society in public relations, and director of the Marconi Senior Citizens Center, all in the Philadelphia area. Susan was a member of Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club, participated in renovation of the facility and grant writing for funding. She was a competitive rower, member of US Rowing Association, a fully licensed referee of National Association of Amateur Oarsmen a member F.I.S.A. 1979-1985, and the United States Rowing Association, officiating in local, national and international regattas. She opened her home to women rowers training in Philadelphia. Susan was committed to the advancement for a voice for women. She helped further the fight against Pancreatic Cancer through her participation in a clinical trial at the National Institute of Health on delivery methods of medications directly to the tumor. She was an excellent writer and story teller, keeping one's attention and entertained during the telling of many tales. She had a talent of keeping friendships over many years from high school, college and rowing. She is survived by her brother, Ken (Nancy) Anderson of Wooster, OH; sister, Libby (Paul Nurnberg) Anderson of Beaufort, SC; nieces, Julie (Dan) Cochran of Normal, IL and Kate (Doug) Billy of Westerville, OH. Donations in Susan's name can be made to the Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club: PGRC, 14 Kelly Drive, Boat House Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130.   Star Gazette – January 18, 2013 

 

AUSTIN Lawrence E. Austin

age 69, died peacefully from pneumonia Dec. 23 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Formerly of Lindley, NY, he was predeceased by his parents, Adrian & Verna (Horton) Austin.  He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years and primary caregiver, Christina Aguilar Austin, his sons Christopher of Oceanside, CA, Richard (Eliazer) of Redwood, CA, Grandsons Richie, Skylar, and Adrian Austin. He is also survived by sisters Joyce Shutts of Henrietta, NY and Virginia (Paul) Doud of Lawrenceville, PA, several nephews and nieces, mother-in-law Florence Aguilar, sisters-in-law Mary Ann (Ralph) Trujillo, Tammy Aguilar, Carla (Lemount) King, brother-in-law Steven Aguilar.  He graduated from Corning Northside High School in 1961, and worked at Corning Hospital prior to enlisting in the US Navy in 1964.  He served 24 years of active duty and 6 years in the Reserves earning the rank of Chief Petty Officer, Medical Corpsman.  He received a Commen-dation for a minefield rescue while serving in Cuba, and was an expert at assembling and fitting prosthesis for returning Viet Nam soldiers.  Upon retirement, he worked for Walmart for 14 years.  During his ten-year plus illness, Christina, assisted by his special caregivers, provided him with excellent care.  He and Christina were lovingly devoted to each other, their family, and extended families, and faced the health challenge courageously.  His special ‘brothers’: Ralph & Lemount lent care and support.   A life well lived was celebrated at a full military memorial service Jan. 5 at Dignity Memorial Gardens, Colorado Springs, CO officiated by Chaplain Chet Dean of American Legion Post 209.    There will be a memorial service in Oceanside, CA in the future where he lived from 1979 to 2007, following which he will be taken out to sea as a Sailor should be.   Memorial contributions may be made to Wheels for Disabled Veterans, American Legion Post 209 Attn: Chaplain Chet Dean, 3613 Jeannine Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80917.   Corning Leader – January 19, 2013  

 

BAILEY Robert L. Bailey

formerly of Millerton, Pa., died on Friday, January 11, 2013.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joyce M Bailey. Children: Tim (Karin) of Virginia: and children, Dane (Taylor) and Kelsey, Doug (Lisa) of Waverly, N.Y.: and their children, Brad (Brooke) and Anna; great-grandchild, Cooper; David (Barb) of Copley, Ohio, and their children, Caitlyn and Allie; also survived by three sisters, one brother and a sister-in-law.  Employed by Chapel Lumber for 38 years as a salesman Robert was saved by God’s grace at 35 years old and has touched many lives. He was a member of Millerton Wesleyan Church for 38 years. The family will receive friends at Millerton Wesleyan Church, Millerton, Pa., on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held celebrating Robert’s life there at 7 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Alzheimer Association, or Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, envelopes will be available at the church.    Sayre Morning Times – January 16, 2013 

 

BARTHEL Richard G. Barthel

82, of Middlebury Center, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at his residence.  Born on June 26, 1930, in Phoenixville, he was the son of Nicholas and Ruth (Noffsinger) Barthel. Richard and his wife, Helen (Sheha) Barthel celebrated 56 years of marriage on Nov. 3, 2012.  Prior to his retirement, Richard was employed at Eastern Foundry in Boyertown and also Waste Management of Pottstown. He was a life member of the Pottstown American Legion and a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of Pottstown. Richard was a Korean War veteran having served with the United States Marine Corps.  Richard is survived by his wife, Helen; one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Kay and Irvin Fox of Birdsboro; a sister, Hazel Rodriquez of Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren; Sara Weikel and her fiancé, James Schwartz, Jennifer Fry, Bradley Fox and his wife, Jean Fox, Alicia Fox, Drew Fox; five great-grandchildren, Abbey Schwartz, Dylan Schwartz, Aubrey Johnson, Braedyn Johnson and Khloe Fry. Richard was predeceased by a daughter, Vickie Weikel on June 23, 1997, five brothers and six sisters.  Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at the funeral chapel at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's memory to the Tioga County Honor Guard Association, P.O. Box 504, Tioga, Pa., 16946 or the Pottstown American Legion Post 602, 25 N. Main St., Spring City, Pa. 19475.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 15, 2013 

 

BARTOS Jean C. Kirkowski (nee Bartos)

of Holiday City Berkeley, section of Berkeley Township, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at Community Medical Center, Toms River.  Born in Jersey City, N.J. she lived there until she moved to Holiday City Berkeley 22 years ago.  Surviving are her children Dr. John Kirkowski and his wife Patricia of Troy, Pa., Christina Kirkowski of Toms River, Helene Webster of Toms River; and her five grandchildren Kerry Kardos and her husband Tom of Manchester, N.J., Charley Webster of Union Beach, N.J., Denise Bowler and her husband Jason of Downers Grove, Ill., Janine Pentzien and her husband Jonathan of New York City, N.Y. and John Kirkowski and his wife Elizabeth of Corona Del Mar, Calif.; and eight great-grandchildren. Jean was a frequent visitor to Troy and Canton and had many friends in the area.  A Funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 14, 2013, at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, Toms River. Entombment followed at Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel, N.J. The Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals was in charge of the arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – January 19, 2013 

 

BELANGER Garry Raymond Belanger "Gar"

Garry died January 15, 2013. He was born April 1, 1952 in Manchester, NH raised in the Watkins Glen/Montour Falls areas, he lived many places, including Phoenix, AZ, but mostly on the road. He graduated from Odessa-Montour, Odessa, NY in 1971. Gar died from complications of Hepatitis C, including liver disease. He leaves behind Belanger siblings: Roger (Kathy), Topeka, KS; Nancy, Horseheads, NY; Charles (Georgia), Van Etten, NY; Kenny (Randi), Chenango Forks, NY; Wayne, Plymouth, NH; Steve, Ithaca, NY; and Mary Belanger (Sona), Allenstown, NH; and an amazing number of nieces, nephews, friends, fans, and extended family! From the early beginnings of Gar's life he showed a deep interest in music, beginning with drums at the age of 9; as years passed becoming a 1st -string drummer with the world re-known Watkins Glen Squires Drum and Bugle Corps; continuing his interest in music he mastered drums, guitar, Bass, Keyboards and his wonderful Voice. He played with many local bands and eventually with his brothers formed their own band, "The Belanger Brothers". Gar is a professional recording artist, performer, songwriter, producer & singer! When people heard his voice, they paid attention. He toured with brothers Kenny & Wayne, as well as other artists, for 40 years, performing and backing many great artists of yesterday and today; always being active in the music business right to the end, Gar is what you would call a true dedicated Musician. Gar was a free-spirited soul and musician, who will always remain with everyone who had the pleasure to know him through his songs and spirit. He will be sorely missed among friends, fans, family and the music world! Gar always loved flowers, but more importantly, he loved to give a helping hand to food banks, homeless shelters and various Missing Children's foundations. Donations in Gar's name to the charity of your choice will be truly appreciated. A Memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, January 19th from 2:00-5:00pm at The Watkins Glen VFW 30 N. Franklin St. There will be many musicians, friends, and fans performing, telling stories or just smiling to pay tribute to Garry. Please join us, in sending Gar off to his new Tour that stretches beyond The Heavens!!! Rest in Peace and enjoy '"That great Gig In The Sky"; "In a blink of an eye life goes by".   Star Gazette – January 18, 2013 

 

BIGGS John "Chris" "CC" Biggs Jr

65, of Geneseo Heights in Geneseo, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 at his residence. He was predeceased by his parents, John "Jack" and Eleanor Biggs Sr., and brother, Walter Biggs. He is survived by his sister, Maribeth (Bruce) Brazill of Raleigh, NC, nephews, Adam and Jonathan Williams, Ryan and Andrew Brazill all of MT, companion, Jackie Davis of Geneseo, her children, Christi Davis of Geneseo, Cheri Struble of Canandaigua, Corey Davis of Geneseo, several aunts and cousins. He was born March 20, 1947 in Elmira, NY the son of John and Eleanor McPherson Biggs Sr. Chris was a US Navy Vietnam War Veteran. He was a retired Shipping Clerk from Lightnin Industries in Rochester, NY. Visitation will be held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Sunday from 1-4 PM. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10 AM at St. Mary's Church, 4 Avon Rd. in Geneseo with Father Edward Dillon officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Dr., Mt. Morris, NY 14510 or the Livingston County Humane Society, P.O. Box 233, Avon, NY 14414.    Star Gazette – January 19, 2013 

 

BROWN Michael "Brownie" Brown 

My best friend and husband Michael, Brownie to most, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.  Michael was born on May 23, 1956, in Elmira, N.Y. and resided in South Waverly. He was the son of Mary (Simmons) Ward and (the late) Richard Brown.  Michael was known to most as a man who loved to fish and when anyone needed anything done he was there and did it without being asked and never expected anything in return.  He is survived by his wife, Polly Steele Brown; children Scott, Kim, Tami and Steven; grandchildren Jada, Kendi, Malaikah, Qad'r, Amaya and Brody; parents Mary and Yogi Simmons; sisters Cindy (Ken) Wilson, Cathy (Leonard) Dodge and Robin (Kirt) Jilson; brothers, Danny (Dee) Brown and Bobby Simmons; mother and father-in-law Dorothy and Paul Steele; sisters-in-law, Edie (Bill Driscoll and Pat (Keith) Strouble; brother-in-law Joe (Bonnie) Steele; his pet children, Bobby, Pumpkin and Elmer; special friends and cohorts, Ron and Karen Fraley; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, fishing and golf buddies. He was predeceased by his father, sons Todd and James, and a brother Dickie.  At his request there will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y., with a social gathering to follow in the fellowship hall to celebrate his life, share stories and memories. The Rev. Anne Bey Canfield will officiate.   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Nancy Quattrini Patient Assistance Program, c/o Guthrie Clinic Sayre, Pa 18840 or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McKee Memorial Chapel, Waverly, N.Y.     Towanda Daily Review – January 16, 2013  

 

BURR Marilyn "Sally" Ann Burr Swingle

died on Jan. 15, 2013 at home.  She was born May 4, 1933, the only child of Mary and Howard Burr. Upon graduation from Canton High School in 1951, she attended Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1954 as an RN. On Aug. 19, 1955 she married Sterling "Mike" Swing in Canton. They had three children and four grandchildren.  Sally was born in Brockton, Mass. Verly early in her childhood, her family moved to Armenia Mountain. She lived for many years in Canton and Monroeton before moving to Zephyrhills, Fla., in 1991. At the beginning of her nursing career, Sally was the charge nurse at Crowe Nursing Home in Canton. She held various nursing positions at Memorial Hospital in the OR, the ER, on the floor and in the maternity ward. In the maternity ward, her kindness and her skills as a mother were legendary as she assisted new mothers at this joyous but difficult time. She also worked at Sylvania as an industrial nurse before retiring from the medical field.  At this point in her life, Sally worked on her dream of having a product stand. It turned into the successful M's in Monroeton which she ran for 10 years until selling it in 1991. Who can forget Sally offering freshly sliced piece of cheese of a sample of fudge? Upon moving to Florida, she concentrated on her final career which lasted to the day she passed away, professional grandmother.  She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society and was a coordinator of cookie distribution for the Girl Scouts. This delighted her daughter and is clearly remembered by one son whom she lured home to unload a tractor trailer filled with cartons of cookies.  Her life was marked by her loving ways and nurturing of her family and her many kindness to friends and strangers alike. She was a spectacular homemaker. Her table was always full of good food and a chair at the ready for anyone who happened to stop by around mealtime. She had a cellar full of canned goods and a freezer that she kept filled. She taught her three children to be "champion shoppers," how to preserve food and most importantly, that food is love. Sally loved the outdoors whether walking through the meadows of the family cabin to gather wild flowers and grasses or delighting in the beauty of clouds in the sky. Her husband honored her with an abundance of windows in their last home, bringing the outdoors inside.  Sally is survived by her husband, Mike of Zephryhills, Florida. She is also survived by her son, Craig and his wife Ruth of Charlottesville, Va. and their son, Seth of Mali, West Africa. She is also survived by her son, Jason, and his wife Jacqui of Zephryhills, Fla. and Jason's son, Abraham of Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is also survived by her daughter Michelle and her children Caitlin and Zackery of Zephyrhills, Fla.  Her final days were spent with all of her family at home where she was able to see the garden, the many birds visiting the yard and the clouds.   Towanda Daily Review – January 17, 2013   

 

CLUTE Martha Clute

85, of Pilgrim Drive, died at home on Saturday, January 12, 2013. Born in Elmira, New York on June 25, 1927, Martha was the daughter of the late Leslie Douglass Clute and Gladys Gridley Clute. A 1944 graduate of Kent Place School (Summit, NJ) and a 1948 graduate of Smith College, Martha earned a Master's Degree in Education in 1954 from Stanford University. She began a teaching career as a physical education instructor at Kimberley Academy (Montclair, NJ) and in 1955 returned to Smith, joining the physical education department faculty and becoming an associate professor in 1974. While at Smith, she served three years as an advisor to the Athletic Association, four years as the Intercollegiate Coordinator, and two years as Athletic Director. Between 1971 and 1978 Martha coached varsity basketball for seven winning seasons, logging an overall record of 33-22 and winning percentage of .621, the second highest in school history. The Pioneers went undefeated (8-0) in the 1972-1973 season under Martha's leadership, winning against Mount Holyoke for the first time. Following retirement in the early 1980s, Martha began a second career as a travel agent who navigated the globe while helping others do the same, affiliating most recently with Easthampton Travel (Easthampton, MA). Before Title IX when female athletes were few, Martha Clute excelled at tennis, swimming, basketball, and golf. She won the Elmira (NY) Country Club Championship twelve times between 1954 and 1984, and a tournament, the Martha Clute Invitational, is held each year at the club in her honor. She taught her niece and nephews as children how to swing a golf club, shoot jump-shots, and swim freestyle in the open water. She gave hours to the New York State Golf Association that promotes golf statewide. Active in the Smith College Alumnae Association, she became a noted fundraiser and a key to the establishment of Smith's Athletic Hall of Fame. Ms. Clute is survived by a sister, Mary Clute Lyon of Pittsford, NY; a niece, Martha H. Lyon of Northampton, MA; nephews, Peter S. Lyon of Boylston, MA, and Douglass C. Lyon of Rochester, NY; a grandniece, Hayley E. Lyon; and grandnephews, Jared C. Lyon and John N. C. Lyon. A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, January 23, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Smith College Alumnae House. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New York State Golf Association Foundation, 2717 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 6, Syracuse, NY 13219. Pease and Gay Funeral Service of Northampton is assisting the family.    Star Gazette – January 18, 2013   

 

COULTER Ruth Ward

of Blossburg was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Philadelphia. She died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the age of 90.  She was the daughter of Robert and Catherine Coulter, also of Philadelphia.  For many years Ruth and her companion, Raymond Harrison, now deceased, owned and operated the Harrison Hotel in Blossburg.  Surviving are her four children, Barbara Kelly, Ruth (Carmen) Denicola, George (Rose Mary) Ward, Evelyn (James, deceased) Ednie. Ruth also had many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Thursday, Jan. 17, from 1 p.m. until time of services at 3 p.m. with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Blossburg Fire and Ambulance Association or the American Cancer Society.    Wellsboro Gazette – January 15, 2013  

 

CROWDER Dolores Pauline Shuck

80, of Waldorf, Md., died on Jan. 14, 2013 at Charles County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in La Plata, Md.  Dolores was born on April 9, 1932 in Washington.  Dolores was raised in Washington and attended Saint Peter's Parochial School and Saint Patrick's Academy. She worked for the United States Census Bureau and retired after more than 20 years of service.  She was the daughter of the late John Crowder and the late Iride Crowder.  She was predeceased by her parents.  She is survived by her son Thomas (Terry) Shuck of Port Orchard, Wash.; three daughters Claudia (Alex) Piechocki of Towanda, Pamela Young (Steven) Depoy of Waldorf, Md. and Deborah (Bill) Shuck-Reynolds of Waldorf, Md.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 with a Rosary at 1:30 p.m. at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD 20646. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 4590 St. Joseph's Way, Pomfret, MD 20675. Clergy will be Fr. Mark Smith.  Interment will be held at the church cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Catherine Foundation Pregnancy Care Center, 3065 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601 or the Humane Society of Charles County, PO Box 1015, Waldorf, MD 20604.   Towanda Daily Review – January 17, 2013

 

DECKER Lacey C.

Age 52, of Wyncoop Creek Rd., Chemung, NY, died unexpectedly on January 17, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He will be missed extremely by his family and friends. It was Lacey's wish that no services be held for him. "May he rest in peace." Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – January 19, 2013

 

DOTTS Bernadette Frances Marks

age 63, passed away at Joanne's House in Bonita Springs, FL on January 11, 2013 after a courageous 17 year battle with cancer. She was the second of six children born to Ivan and Rita Dotts in the coal mining community of Indiana, PA.  Bernadette is survived by her husband Dick Marks, her son Bradley Jacobus, her mother Rita Dotts Acker, her three sisters Ivanna (Daniel) Fenti, Nanette (Patrick) Hanley, and Mary Jo (Steve) Karski, her two brothers Oliver (Tricia) Dotts and Francis (Patricia) Dotts, and her ten nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her husband's four children Trisha (Mark) Stephan, Kathy Schrock, Jim (Martha) Marks, and Kevin (Eileen) Marks, and twelve grandchildren. Bernadette graduated in 1966 from Corning-Painted Post West High School, and was a member of the National Honor Society. After working for the First Bank & Trust in Corning, NY, she earned her Associates Degree from Corning Community College and became an employee of Corning Museum of Glass. In 1974 Bernadette transferred to the Corning Inc. Human Resources Division, working in their Recruiting and Security Departments before becoming the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Human Resources. She worked in that capacity for 10 years before retiring to Wrightsville Beach, NC in 1995, moving to Bonita Spring, FL in 2003.  Bernadette's personal life was all about her love of family and friends. The highlight of most weeks was a gathering of the large Dotts clan, eating home-cooked food, telling stories and, above all else, laughing! Her Corning co-workers admired her technical and communication skills, and were in awe of her work ethic. The friendships expanded in her retirement as she picked up golf, bridge, Mahjong and fitness. She became an inspiration to members of the Palmira Golf & Country Club community when, after having her leg amputated above the knee in 2010, with the aid of a prosthesis she continued to dance, play golf, lift weights and do her work-outs at the Fitness Center.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Our Mother Catholic Church in Horseheads, NY on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Following the Mass, refreshments will be served at the Hilton Garden Inn, 35 Arnot Rd., Horseheads, NY in celebration of Bernadette's life. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Joanne's House at Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL 34135-5801. Arrangements are being handled by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, (239) 992-4982.   Star Gazette – January 15, 2013 

 

FERGUSON Sarah Pearl Ferguson Banks

86, died January 8, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Paul L. Banks, Jr. in 1998. A native of Arcola, MI, Sarah resided in Watkins Glen, NY and Virginia Beach, VA. Survivors include her children, Paul L. Banks, III and Sarah B. Norman of Virginia Beach, Daniel L. Banks (Kathleen) and Forrest R. Banks of Watkins Glen; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and her dog Kasey. Sarah was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Children and animals always held a special place in her heart. A Memorial Service will take place in the spring at Pleasant View Cemetery, Reading Center, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN or Humane Society of Schuyler County, Montour Falls, NY.   Star Gazette – January 11, 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 (Rein) 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 (Luann) Fitzgerald of Sayre, Pa., and Sharon Sindoni of Nichols, N.Y.; grandchildren: Thomas, Timothy, Tammy, Kevin, Kenny, Keith, 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 11, 2013

 

FORSYTHE Alice Moore (1930 - 2013)

WATKINS GLEN: 82, of Watkins Glen, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday from 4:00-6:00pm. A private funeral and committal service will be held at the convenience of the family; and burial at Rock Stream Cemetery. Alice was born in Kane, PA, the daughter of the late William and Ruth Forsythe. She worked as a 6th Grade School Teacher for Odessa-Montour Central School and retired in 1985. She was predeceased by her brother, Frank Forsythe. Alice is survived by her husband Max, and recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on December 27, 2012. Three sons, Max Moore II of Walled Lake, MI, Michael (Valerie) Moore of Burdett, and Mark (Catey) Moore of Washougal, WA; brother, William (Sybil) Forsythe of Indiana; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 274 N. Goodman St. Box 7, Suite 401 Village Gate, Rochester, NY 14607 or the Humane Society of Schuyler County, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865.   Star Gazette – January 18, 2013  

 

FORSYTHE Phyllis J. Terwilliger LYON 

Age 85 of Scio St. and formerly of Lake Rd. in Elmira died after a long illness on Monday January 14, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband, Cornelius F. Lyon Sr. in 1982. Her surviving family includes her sons and daughters, Joyce Terwilliger of Horseheads, NY, Alan (Nancy) Terwilliger of Indianapolis, IN, Steven Terwilliger of Elmira, NY, Lynnette (Andrew) Pfiffer of Aloha, OR; step children, Cornelius F. Lyon Jr. of Horsheads, NY, Ronald Lyon of VA, Marcie Coggins of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Vicki, Alan, and Tracey Steck, Matthew, Patrick, and Adam Terwilliger, Quinlan and Cameron Pfiffer; eight great grandchildren and sister, Marion Gordon of Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her former husband, Edgar Terwilliger and sister, Marcia Woodward. Phyllis was a retired bookkeeper for the former Van Brunt Motors in Elmira. She was a member and secretary for the Elmira Embroiders Guild. Services with Barber Funeral Home will take place privately.   Star Gazette – January 16, 2013    

 

GRACE Dorothy Louise(Grace) Kilgore

93, of Lincolnville, died peacefully, Jan. 9, 2013 in Belfast.  She was born Dec. 16, 1919, in Columbia Cross Roads, the daughter of Harland Sylvester Grace and Lula Florence (Wilson) Grace.  Dorothy graduated from Troy High School in Troy, and attended Mansfield State Teacher’s College and The University of the State of New York. She practiced and taught Cosmetology at Linton High School in Schenectady, New York. Later she had owned her own hair salon business, The Beauty Bower in Burnt Hills, New York. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, celebrating holidays with her family, plus had so many home keeping talents. She always cherished her loving pets.  Dorothy is predeceased by her beloved husband Melville Enoch Kilgore of 72 years and brother, Albert W. Grace. Survivors include two sons, Greg Kilgore and wife Elena Nechepurenkoof Lincolnville; Rod Kilgore and wife Lin Kilgore of Rochester, NY, grandsons Shaun Marcellus, Ryan Kilgore and Anton Nechepurenko; granddaughters, Jennifer Kilgore, Carlie Kilgore, Kelsey Kilgore; great-grandson, Christian Weed; great-granddaughter, Alexandra Marcellus; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Private services and a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in place of flowers may be made to World Good Will, Triangles, Lucis Trust, 120 Wall St. 24th Fl., New York, NY 10005. Arrangements are by Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast.    Canton Independent Sentinel – January 19, 2013    

 

GRAHAM Virginia (Graham) Derr 

The life of Virginia (Graham) Derr, who died Dec. 31, 2012, will be celebrated 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Ralston United Methodist Church, Ralston, Pa., with Rev. Ann Overmiller and Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Towanda Memorial Hospice or the Newelltown United Methodist Church. Morse & Kleese Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – January 13, 2013  

 

GRISWOLD Charles W., Sr.

Age 59 of Elmira, NY died Monday, January 07, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Estina Griswold; sister Sylvia Knotts and grandson Jeffrey Gasper, Jr. He is survived by his wife Mickey Griswold of Elmira; children Charles (Jamie) Griswold, Jr. of Elmira, Estina (Howard Henderson) Burlew of Elmira Heights, Sean (Tiffany) Griswold of Lindley, NY, Patrick Griswold of Elmira; stepson Jon Adams of Elmira; son-in-law Joshua Burlew of Elmira; partner Jesse Cortez of Elmira; several brothers and sisters including Chester (Patty) Griswold of OH, along with 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Chuck was formerly employed with the D.E.C. in Bath, NY. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Tuesday, January 15th at 6 pm at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Interment will be in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, NY.    Star Gazette – January 14, 2013 

 

HENRICH Donna Rae

Formerly of Elmira, NY: died on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the age of 64. She was preceded in death by her parents, H. Mettler and Grace Henrich. She is survived by daughter, Sharyl Snowden (Snyder); sisters and brother, Sharon (William) Ravert of Elmira, Harry (Bonnie) Henrich of NC and Janice Henrich of Elmira; along with a niece, nephews, other family members and many dear friends. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. A Memorial Service honoring her life will follow the visitation at 5 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm 99 Victor Road Fairport, NY 14450 or to the Strong Memorial Hospital ICU Unit 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14642. Interment will take place in Rochester, NY 14642.  Star Gazette – January 11, 2013 

 

JOHNSON Nancy Marie Johnson

61, of Dothan, AL died unexpectedly on December 20, 2012. Born in Blossburg on October 19, 1951, the daughter of the late Leonard and Mildred Ogden Johnson. She is survived by her sisters Joyce Johnson, Blossburg, Carol Johnson, a brother James Johnson of Dothan, AL. She was predeceased by brothers, Leonard Jr., Norman and Larry Johnson. She graduated from North Penn High School, went on to receive her degree from Mansfield University, and went on to get her Master's degree in Library Science. Her first job was in Horseheads High School, NY. For the last 30 plus years she worked in the technical service Dept. of the Houston-Love Memorial Library in Dothan, AL. Per Nancy's request all services were private.   Star Gazette – January 13, 2013   

 

LANTZ Ralph Lantz

81, of Litchfield, Pa., died peacefully at home on Thursday, January 10, 2013. He was born on November 12, 1931 to Luther and Katherine (Golden) Lantz of Greenslanding, Pa. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Richard and Paul, and sister Lois Ludwig. Ralph worked at Ingersoll Rand for 40 years, starting out as a laborer and retiring as a supervisor in 1983. He loved spending time with his family, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed working in the yard, running outdoor equipment, riding four wheelers and camping. He loved playing and beating the boys in the family in a good game of pool. Ralph enjoyed taking his family on lots of rides in the car and walking in the creek looking for fossils with his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed working in the stone quarry and using those stones on and around the house and yard. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to family members working on their houses or vehicles. In his younger years he liked to hunt and in later years enjoyed reading and watching westerns.  He will be greatly missed by his loving family.  Ralph is survived by his wife Marjorie of 63 years and children: Brian (Karen) Lantz of Farmington, N.Y., Patricia (Gwyn) Kelsall of Apalachin, N.Y., Nancy (John) Sargent of Camden, W.Va., Maureen (James) DeFrahn of Waverly, N.Y., Russell (Marlene) Lantz of Litchfield, Pa., Julie (James) Rodgers of Athens, Pa., Christine (Joseph) Woodcock of Lockwood, N.Y., and Kevin (Jessica) Lantz of Waverly, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are brothers: John Lantz, Larry (Karen) Lantz and William (Madge) Lantz and sisters: Doris (Morris) LaDue, Juanita Teeter, Phyllis Potter and Carol (Bill) Powless. A memorial service will be held Monday Jan. 14 at 1 p.m., at the Litchfield United Methodist Church in Litchfield, Pa. This is not to mourn his passing but to celebrate his life, so come with good stories and share some memories and time with family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Guthrie Clinic Attn: Nancy Patient Assistance Fund (an assistance program for cancer patients and their families).  Sayre Morning Times – January 14, 2013  

 

LISTER George James Lister

63, died in the early hours of Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania.  He had been battling Leukemia and a heart condition for some time, but with his loved ones by his side, he was read his last rites by Father Andrew Hvozdovic shortly before he passed.  Affectionately known as “Gig” to his family and friends, George was born March 4, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to George James Lister and Johanna (Mulhern) Lister, the third of seven siblings. After graduating from Collingswood High School, George went on to study at Boston College and LaSalle.  George’s career in media and publishing spanned several decades. After managing local and regional newspapers in the Tri-State area, George went on to enjoy a long, successful tenure with Capital Cities Communications, overseeing publications such as “The Institutional Investor.” He later went on to work for Dow Jones and Peterson’s.  Known for his bold, adventurous, fun-seeking spirit, George always had a penchant for putting a smile on the faces of those around him. An outdoor enthusiast, he was an avid skier, cyclist, traveler and photographer. He is remembered for his unconditional adoration for his family. Whether he was grilling up a steak dinner, planning family vacations to the Jersey Shore, or taking the lead on a ski trip, George’s priority was always to bring his family together, and nothing made him happier than a big family reunion.  George took great pride in his children who survive him. He was the proud father to three sons and one daughter: Jim Lister, of Athens, Pa., his wife Jill, and their children Austin, Logan, and Mason; Brad Lister of Horseheads, N.Y., and his wife Mary; George Lister, of Newark, N.J.; and Mercy Lister, of Fair Haven, N.J.  He will also be dearly missed by his brothers and sisters: Jo Anne (with husband, Pete), Geraldine, Laura (with husband, Steve), Joedy (with wife, Heather), Michael (with wife, Terie), and Jamie (with husband, Chris).  Memorial services for George will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, located at 126 Woodland Ave, Malvern, PA 19355. The family will be receiving guests at 12:30 p.m. for a viewing and Mass. George will rest beside his mother at St. Peter & St. Paul Cemetery in Springfield, Pennsylvania.       Sayre Morning Times – January 18, 2013

 

LOWE Paul J. "Shorty" Lowe

73 of Osceola, died at his son's home in Osceola on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.   Born Oct. 7, 1939 in Blossburg, he was the son of the late William H. and Ruth (Doan) Lowe.  Paul married Delores L. (Wilson); she died on Apr. 17, 2005.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, N.Y.   Shorty is survived by his children, William (Kimberly) Lowe, Osceola; Lori Lowe, Elkland; Angel (Charles) Deats, Knoxville; Amanda Wilcox, Elmira, N.Y.; Debra (Todd) Baker, Osceola; Charles Lowe, Canonsburg, Pa.; his grandchildren, Cheyanne Lowe, Chase Hallett, Willy Lowe, Mekhi Lowe, Andria Wojnarek, Aaron and Britany Russell, Jennifer and Charlie Deats, William, Michelle, Heather and Crystal Wilcox, Steven Baker and Alex, James and Jared Lowe; his siblings, Leroy and Donna Lowe, June Lowe, Ruth Johnston, Gerald and Penny Lowe, Charles and Jack Johns and Julie and Rodney Vargeson.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores; brother, Clifford Lowe; sister, Jean Lowe; and a grandson, Andrew Lowe.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.    Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.     Wellsboro Gazette – January 15, 2013 

 

MAYS Gene Anthony Mays

Infant son of Benjamin J. and Jennifer M. (Burris) Mays was ushered home to heaven where he became the newest angel on Monday, January 7, 2013. All services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Elmira, NY.  Funeral home obituary – January 11, 2013 

 

MURPHY Sheila R. Murphy 

Formerly of Elmira Heights, died January 9, 2013 at her home in La Quinta, CA after a bout with cancer. She was predeased by her parents, Francis and Katherine Murphy and her brother John and wife Kay, great nephew Michael Murphy. She is survived by siblings, Mary (Joe) Calabucci of Penn Yan, NY and Joe (Mary Margaret) Murphy of Elmira, NY and many nieces and nephews. Sheila graduated from T.A.E. class of 1953 and Morrisville State. She was employed by Quantis Air Lines. Sheila was fortunate to have traveled all over the world. She loved to golf, swim and played tennis. Sheila was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. A memorial Mass will be held for her at the convenience of the family.    Star Gazette – January 16, 2013    

 

OLIVER Janet Lee Wyda

William Bernard “Bill” Wyda, Sr., 83, and his wife, Janet Lee Oliver Wyda, 79, of New Albany, PA, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 as the result of a motor vehicle accident in West Burlington Township.  Bill was born Jan. 8, 1930 in Miners Mills, PA, the son of Joseph and Mary Kubitsa Wyda. Janet was born Sept. 19, 1933 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the daughter of Floyd and Jennie Stoddard Oliver. Bill and Janet were married on March 21, 1952 in Trucksville, PA and celebrated 60 years of marriage last year.  Bill enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January of 1948. He made the Inchon Landing with the 1st Marine Division and served in combat in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.  He was later employed by Ingersoll-Rand for many years until his retirement. He was a life member of the Penn York Detachment Marine Corps League, “The Chosen Few” Survivors of the Chosin Reservoir, the 1st Marine Division Association, Dushore American Legion Post No. 996 and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, and was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Janet was employed by Ames Department Store in Towanda until her retirement in 1995.  The Wydas enjoyed traveling and trips to Bill’s military reunions.  Surviving are their children, Kathy and Rob Blackstone of Livingston, TX, David and Tammy Wyda of Nescopeck, Bill Wyda of Hazleton and Patty Burk of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  Bill is survived by three brothers and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother and a beloved grandson, Daniel.  Janet is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother and a beloved grandson, Daniel.  The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A celebration of the lives of Bill and Janet will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Lynn Carr officiating. Interment will follow in the Colley Cemetery, Colley Twp., with full military honors accorded by the Penn York Detachment Marine Corps League and Dushore American Legion Post No. 996.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 in William Bernard Wyda, Sr.’s memory and to St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD, 57325 in Janet Lee Wyda’s memory.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 17, 2013

 

PORTER Wanda Lee JOHNSTON 

Died peacefully after a courageous and hard fought battle on January 3, 2013 at the age of 60. She is survived by her son, Allen Johnston of Rome, PA; beloved siblings, Tina Van Dyke of Limon, CO; William Porter of Breezewood, PA; Scott Porter of Slidell, LA; George (Glenda) Porter of Houston, TX; Sherry Mosier of Troy, PA; Albert "Jr." (Phylis) Porter of Breezewood, PA; Brian (Tina) Porter of Wellsburg, NY; along with 18 nieces and nephews, 39 great nieces and great nephews, one great-great niece, one great-great nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. For Wanda, it was all about family. She also enjoyed Indian and Wolf artifacts and was simply crazy about "Betty Boop". Family and friends are invited to Celebrate her life with a memory or story on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY Star Gazette – January 11, 2013 

 

REIDY John Daniel "Jack" Reidy

age 70, of Millerton, PA, died on Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. Born on July 9, 1942 in Elmira, NY, Jack was the son of Daniel and Blanche (Wilcox) Reidy. He was married to Ardath "Sundae" (Martin) Reidy. Prior to his retirement in 2003, Jack was employed with Mansfield University in the Maintenance Department. He was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club and the National Rifle Association (NRA). Jack is survived by his wife, Sundae; two step sons, Matthew (Johna) Neal of Mansfield, PA, Ryan (Alanda) Neal of Mansfield, PA; a daughter, Mary and son-in-law Jack Aumick of Mansfield, PA; one brother, Donald (Sharon) Reidy of Horseheads, NY; one sister, Sandra Bolonis of Ft. Myers, FL, and four grandchildren, Patrick Aumick, Macy Neal, Jaylynn Neal and Jayc Neal. Jack was predeceased by a son, John Reidy, a daughter, Aleisha Reidy, one brother, Joe Reidy, his parents and his step mother, Nona Reidy. In keeping with Jack's wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA, 17701. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.

Star Gazette – January 15, 2013   

 

REIGH Mary Lou Youse

70, of Westfield, PA, formerly of Boyertown, PA, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 in her home.  Born December 24, 1942, in Pottstown, PA, she was the daughter of Oliver L. and Hazel M. Edwards Reigh. On June 24, 1961, in Colebrookdale, PA, she married Dennis L. Youse, who survives.  She was employed as a houseparent at the Northern Tier Children’s Home in Harrison Valley and as a secretary by Russell Weller Contracting in Boyertown, Gehringer Plumbing and Heating in Boyertown, and Harrison Township.  Mary Lou was a member of the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and the Alliance Women.  Surviving besides her husband, Dennis, are: four sons, Jeffery L. (Barbara) Youse of Birdsboro, PA, Dale L. (Charlene) Youse of Westfield, Dean L. (Michelle) Youse of Pottstown, PA, and David L. (Laura) Youse of Cowanesque, PA; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Thomas L. Reigh of Avis, PA and Larry W. (Joan) Reigh of Pottstown, PA; a sister, Beverly (David) Hallman of Pottstown, PA; and nieces and nephews.   In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Phoebe Reigh.   A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, January 21, 2013 in the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Harrison Valley, PA. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the CMA Church (for missions), Harrison Valley, PA 16927.   Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – January 19, 2013 

 

ROGAN Eileen R. White 

Horseheads: Age 83, died Friday, January 11, 2013. Eileen was born March 14, 1929 a daughter of John and Susan (O'Doherty) Rogan. She is predeceased by her husband Donald J. White. Eileen is survived by her daughter Mary Ann White; siblings, Col U.S. Army Retired John F. (Ann) Rogan, Middleton WI, Millicent R. "Millie" Clark, Houston TX, Mary Lou Thurber, Elmira, O. Joseph (Mary Ann) Rogan, Elmira, Thomas J. Rogan, Elmira, Edward D. (Phyliss) Rogan, Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Eileen was born in NYC and spent her early years in Ireland before the family moved to Elmira. She was retired from the New York Telephone Co. after over 35 years of service. At Eileen's request there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date.   Star Gazette – January 13, 2013  

 

ROSENGRANT Michelle Mattison

43, of Covington, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at her residence.   Born on Feb. 23, 1969, in Montrose, she was the daughter of Rene Moreau and Bertha "Jean" Rosengrant.  A private memorial service will be held for the family in South Carolina. Memorial contributions may be made in Michelle's memory to Haven of Tioga County, 6 Old Tioga St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, is assisting the family.    Wellsboro Gazette – January 17, 2013    

 

SCHWENKLER Theresa S. Magliocca

age 86, of Corning, went home to be with her Lord, and her husband and son, on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at home in her favorite spot surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 7, 1926 in Elmira, the daughter of Anthony and Frances (Przybylski) Schwenkler. She married Henry Magliocca in 1957 at St. Patrick's Church in Elmira. He predeceased her on July 26, 2011. Theresa was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She received her Bachelor's Degree of Science in Chemistry from Elmira College graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1948 and received the college's Key Award. She retired from Corning, Inc. in 1984 as a Senior Research Scientist. She loved watching The Lawrence Welk Show, Syracuse Basketball (especially Jim "Smiley" Boeheim) and America's Funniest Home Videos. She loved her sweets, especially ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her passion. Theresa was a member of the American Chemical Society and Phi Beta Kappa at Elmira College. She so loved spending time in her favorite spot, her front porch. She was married to Hank for 54 years and it was a match made in heaven. Theresa was loved by so many and was able to stay in her home for many years due to the dedication of her special caregivers. She made our lives so blessed and we will miss her dearly. She was the kindest, most giving woman and her smile would melt your heart. She loved singing, 'Du, du liegst mir im Herzen' and 'Old Man River'. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rose and Steven "Sonny" Putman of Painted Post, sisters, Mary Cain and Jean Garvey, brother, Edward (Janet) Schwenkler, all of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Magliocca of Apex, NC; sister-in-law, Sally Schwenkler of Florida; grandchildren, Christopher (Nicole) Putman, Michelle Putman, Joseph Magliocca, and Thomas Magliocca; great grand-children, Dakota, Kaylee and Kaleb; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews and her extended 'Occa' family and so many friends. Along with her husband, Henry and her son John, she was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph and Anthony Schwenkler. Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow calling hours there at 7:00 p.m. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in Theresa's name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830, Corning Meals on Wheels, 144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830, or the Monastery of Mary the Queen, 1310 West Church St., Elmira, NY 14905.   Star Gazette – January 14, 2013

 

SHELDON Richard C.

Age 86, of Clearwater, Florida, died January 11, 2013.  He was born on February 6, 1926, in Elmira, NY.  Survived by wife, Dorothy; sons, Marvin (Rosemary), Jon (Pam), Daniel (Cindy), Brian (Terry), Lonnie (Mary), Michael (Anne), Douglas (Monica), Gregg (Rose); daughters, Anita (Skip), Donna (Dean), Julie (Gordon); 24 grandchildren & several great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at a later date at Bay Pines National Cemetery.   Star Gazette – January 18, 2013  

 

SMITH Joshua Smith

26, of Trout Run, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, from injuries received from an automobile accident.  Born on Dec. 3, 1986, in Williamsport, Joshua Scott Smith was a son of Darren and Kimberly (Hall) Smith of Trout Run and the devoted father of three daughters. He was a 2005 graduate of Williamsport High School and served our country in the U.S. Navy during two Persian Gulf War tours on the USS Roosevelt. Most recently, he worked in auto sales with Blaise Alexander in Muncy.  Josh was a friendly, outgoing and quick-witted young man who was happy being the center of attention. An excellent father and protective older brother, his family was very important. He loved doing many things, but special to Josh were times shared with his daughters. He enjoyed taking his girls to the park, metal detecting with his "big" little brother, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and times spent around a good campfire. In addition to his parents, surviving are his beloved daughters, Kirra, Kaylee and Kadence; maternal grandparents, Charles and Linda Fike of DuBoistown; paternal grandfather, Walter "Walt" Smith of Trout Run; a brother, Dylan Smith of Trout Run; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.  He was predeceased by his grandmother, Barbara "MiMi" Smith.   A private memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at the Bodines Mountain View Fellowship Church with Pastor Herbert E. Eby officiating. Private interment will follow at the Beech Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests your consideration of a donation to benefit his children's education c/o, 5987 Route 14 Hwy, Trout Run, PA 17771.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – January 15, 2013  

 

SPANGENBERG Robert L. Spangenberg 

Vestal NY: died peacefully on January 7, 2013 in his daughter's Elmira home, surrounded by his family, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Robert was born on June 6, 1930 in Endicott NY, the son of Thomas and Frances (Lane) Spangenberg. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years Constance (Kintner) Spangenberg in 2002. Bob is survived by his daughters, with their families; Kathleen and Mark Winslow of Fairfax VA and their children Matthew (Marissa) Tatusko and Kiprian (Abby) Tatusko; Laurie and Donald Frisk of Elmira and their children Robert, Julia, Edward and Valerie Frisk; great grandchildren, Jackson, Luke and Maria Tatusko, Ezra Tatusko; along with numerous other relatives and friends. Bob was an active member of the Endicott Kiwanis Club, Round Hill Masonic Lodge #533 of Endicott and the Valley of Binghamton Scottish Rite Masons. He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed many interests and hobbies including fishing, gliding and creating various devices in his workshop. He most enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. At his family's request services will be held at Vestal Hills Cemetery Chapel, 3997 Vestal Road, Vestal NY on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In Bob's memory donations may be made to one of the following…Harris Hill Soaring Club, 57 Soaring Hill Drive, Elmira NY 14903, Meals On Wheels of Western Broome County, 705 W. Main Street, Endicott NY 13760, or Salvation Army, 703 E. Main Street, Endicott NY 13760.     Star Gazette – January 14, 2013  

 

STACKHOUSE Marjory L. McKinery

91, of South Waverly, Pa., died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at home with her family by her side.  She was born May 14, 1921, in Sonestown, Pa., the daughter of the late Howard and Millicent (Gavitt) Stackhouse.  Marjory was a loving wife and mother who adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She graduated from Davidson Twp. High School, Sonestown, Pa., in 1938, and the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. She was retired from Sayre House Nursing Home where she was employed as a registered nurse.  Marjory loved to travel, especially with Clementine Ferro, taking numerous bus trips, and she loved going for rides, it didn’t matter where. She especially enjoyed sitting on her deck watching the fish in the Koi pond, observing the birds, and other joys of nature, and she always enjoyed listening to jazz.  She is predeceased by her husband Francis T. McKinery and brother Leonard Stackhouse.  Marjory is survived by her children: Jane and Gerald Ferro of Sayre, Pa., Donald and Sonya McKinery of Middletown, Del., Lucille McKinery of Sayre, Pa., William and Beth McKinery of Sayre, Pa., and Mary and John Schmieg of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren Denise Ferro Thompson of Dillsburg, Pa., Adrienne Russell of Mansfield, Pa., Brian and Amber McKinery of Del., Gabriel and Brooke Schmieg of Westborough, Mass., Sara Schmieg and Casey Kruger of Portland, Ore., Jordan Schmieg of Charlotte, N.C., Levi and Jennifer Schmieg of Corning, N.Y., Jeffrey McKinery of Sayre, Pa., Karen McKinery of Sayre, Pa., Margie McKinery of Syracuse, Pa., and Frances McKinery Jeppeson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; great-grandchildren Brooke Arnold, Addison Streeter, Audriana Sharp, David Jeppeson, Alaina Jeppeson, Kate McKinery, Giana Kruger, and Noah Schmieg; sister-in-law Marie Stackhouse; very special neighbors Mike and Diana Voytkowski; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa., with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield from the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating.  Memorial Donations may be made in Marjory’s memory to: Valley Food Pantry, 418 Waverly Street, Waverly, NY 14892.   Sayre Morning Times – January 19, 2013    

 

TEETER Nancy Lee Barton

age 62, of Sayre, Pa., passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at her home.  Nancy was born April 9, 1950, a daughter of (the late) Carlisle and Martha (Snyder) Teeter.  She graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School; a member of the class of 1968.  Nancy was a hard working nurse’s assistant for over 19 years at the Dar-Way Elder Care in Estella, Pa. She was married to Eugene Burgess and later to Robert Barton who predeceased her. She resided in Overton, Pa., most of her life until retiring to Sayre in 2008.  She enjoyed taking care of her pet cats and taking care of her flowers.  Surviving are her two sons Paul (Janet) Burgess and Scott (Dedra) Burgess, all of Sayre, Pa.; a half-brother, Edwin (Ann Marie) Sick of Dushore, Pa.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a half-brother Arthur W. Sick Jr. of Dushore on December 6, 1997.  Friends may call on Friday, Jan. 18, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – January 15, 2013  

 

THIEL Garfield V. II

Age 59, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Garfield was born on December 19, 1953 in Elmira, son of the late Garfield and Joan (O'Leary) Thiel. Garfield was an avid outdoorsman. He was a great father and brother and was always there for his family when in need. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Garfield is survived by his sons, Garfield III and Jeremiah Thiel; sisters, Lauren Seawalt and Joan Thiel; brothers, Mark, Bruce (Nelda), Glen and Patrick Thiel; five grandchildren; special friend, Rhonda Thiel. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Internment will take place at the convenience of the family.    Star Gazette – January 16, 2013    

 

THORNTON Ethel J. Harding

76, of Windham Twp., died on Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Ethel was born on Aug. 15, 1936 in Tioga Center, N.Y., a daughter of the late Harry Forsythe and Elizabeth Thorton. She was a graduate of Rome High School and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Ethel was a member of the Windham Center Community Church, enjoyed crocheting, knitting and being with her family.   She will be greatly missed by her husband, Duane T. Harding, her sons David (Donna) Taylor of Harrisburg, Pa.; Dale (Emma Jean) Taylor of Milltown, Dean Taylor of North Carolina, Alan (Wendy) Taylor of Harrisburg; step-children Lisa (Michael) Horton of Barton, Wanda (Ignagiuf) Allen of Smithboro, Tina (Ray) Frisbie of Little Meadows, Jeffrey (Sue) Harding of Nichols; her sister Ruth (Gordon) Donaldson of Wellsburg, N.Y.; sister-in-law Sharon Brown, Peggy (Raymond) Decker; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Ethel was predeceased by her infant daughter, daughter-in-law Renee Taylor; brother-in-law Orlando Brown.  Funeral services and a celebration of Ethel's life will be held at noon on Monday, Jan. 14 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. The family will receive their friends at 11 a.m. on Monday until the time of the service at noon.  Those who wish may kindly consider a card of remembrance to the family c/o Duane Harding in loving memory of Ethel J. Harding.  Towanda Daily Review – January 13, 2013   

 

TROJENOWSKI Alice M. Brown

84 years of Meade Street, Painted Post, NY, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Absolut Care At Three Rivers, Painted Post, NY. Born November 28, 1928 in Bradford, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Trojenowski and Mary Grzeskiewicz. Alice married Stuart Brown in 1966 at the First Presbyterian Church, Corning, NY. Alice was a graduate of Bradford Central School. She later worked as a secretary in the International Division at Corning, Inc., retiring in 1967. She is survived by her husband, Stuart Brown, Painted Post, NY; nieces, Denise York, Watkins Glen, NY, Jane Lopes of Rhode Island and M.J. Knight of Pennsylvania; as well as several great-nieces and nephews. There will be no immediate services. A Memorial Service will be offered at a later date in the spring to be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service.   Star Gazette – January 11, 2013 

 

VALEANT Angeline M. Decker, "Granny",

age 95, of Watkins Glen, New York peacefully died on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY.  Angeline was born in Burdett, NY on February 22, 1917, the daughter of the late, Michael and Rose (Favella) Valeant. Granny will be remembered for her love of her family and her baking. She was an active communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Charles, sisters, Mary and Delores and her brother, Joseph.  Granny is survived by her son, Richard (Kathleen) Decker, daughter, Peggy (Don) Blandino; grandchildren, Richard (Karen) Decker Jr., Bob Decker, Steven (Catrina) Decker, Paul (Michelle) Blandino, David (Cristy) Blandino, and Brian Blandino; great grandchildren, Emily, Ashley, Gabriella, and Ella Decker, Anthony, Jesse, and Angelina Blandino; nephew and niece, Joe Valeant and Beverly Borders, and several great nieces, nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.   Friends and family may call from 4pm to 8pm on Monday, January 14th at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 15th at 10 am at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Watkins Glen, NY. Memorials may be made in Granny's name to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.   Star Gazette – January 13, 2013  

 

VanDORPE Gloria A. Kirk 

Elmira: Age 86, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, with her much loved family by her side. Gloria was born March 2, 1926 in Irvington NJ, the daughter of Joseph C. and Marie (Bouin) VanDorpe. She is predeceased by her husband of 56 years Terrell P. Kirk, Jr. Gloria is survived by her sons, with their families, Jason R. and Debra Kirk, Elmira, with children, Neiko, Dustin and Haleigh; Tanner G. and Sherry Kirk, Big Flats, with children, Wesley and Alexis; great-grandchildren, K'Von, Avanna and Carter Kirk; nephews, John VanDorp, Robert Van Dorpe, both of Toms River NJ; nieces, Joan Iuzzolino, Jill Siep, both of Booth Bay ME, Nancy Murnyack, Maryland, and Patricia Gornor, Massachusetts. Gloria grew up in New Jersey with her eyes set on the bright lights of Broadway. A wonderful singer and actress Gloria moved to NYC where she was a Rockette and also performed on Broadway in the King & I, My Fair Lady, and Kiss Me Kate. It was there that she met her husband Terrell who was a talented musician. Terrell was also a pilot and it was his job with Grumman that brought them to Elmira. Gloria's love of music continued with her participation in the Elmira Little Theater and the Cantata Singers. She was also a longtime volunteer at The Clemens Center. Gloria was a skilled seamstress and an avid gardener who loved to grow all kinds of flowers. Knowing the importance of blood donation, she had donated over 23 gallons in her lifetime. Above all Gloria was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who always put the needs of her family first. In following her wishes there will be no services. Those wishing may remember Gloria with a donation to The Clemens Center, P O Box 1046, Elmira NY 14902-1046, or with a blood donation to the American Red Cross.   Star Gazette – January 15, 2013   

 

VanPELT Betty Jane Houghtaling

81, of Kiklowicz Road, Bradford, entered into rest on Friday, January 11, 2013 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, NY.  Betty Jane was born the daughter of Sadie VanPelt in Little Marsh, PA on February 22, 1931. She was a very determined and self-sufficient person who became employed at Corning Glass Works in Corning as a young woman. She worked as an inspector and had over 50 years of service with the company.  She was married to Howard C. Houghtaling who preceded her in death in 1976. Also predeceasing her were her sisters, Lucy Clark and Wanda Gillette.  Betty Jane made her home with her son on Lamoka Lake where she had many beloved friends and neighbors. She will be sorely missed by everyone in the community. A great animal lover, she adored her feline companions, Blossom and Opie.  Surviving is her son and daughter in law, Howard J. and Kaye Houghtaling of Bradford, her grandson, Vincent (Bill) Houghtaling of Palm Springs, Ca., her granddaughter, Jane (Jon) Balcerek of Irondequoit, NY, her brothers, Lloyd VanPelt and Jacob VanPelt, both of Corning, her sisters, Marcia of Sacramento, Ca and Nettie VanPelt and several nieces and nephews.  Following Betty Jane’s wishes, there will be no services. She will be buried next to her husband in Barnard Cemetery, Caton, NY.  Memorials in Betty Jane’s name are requested to your local SPCA.  Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull, NY.    Corning Leader – January 15, 2013  

 

VESNESKY Irene R. Kotch

88, of Warren Center, died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Irene was born on Dec. 20, 1924 in Dickson City, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie Vesnesky.  She was a graduate of Richland Township High School and worked at Willy's Overland Company in Toledo, Ohio installing Corsair aircraft wings. On November 18, 1946 she married George Kotch and together they celebrated 66 years of marriage. Following the war, Irene became an hairdresser. For many years, she was a Brownie and Junior Girl Scout Leader in Levittown. Irene was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Friendsville. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, cooking, crafts and will be remembered for her delicious cooking.  Irene is survived by her loving and devoted husband George; her children George and Cheryl Kotch of Shalotte, N.C., Charles "Chuck" and Sandy Kotch of Warren Center and Linda Kotch of Levittown; her special grandchildren Christine (Francis) Chismar and Michele Williamson; great grandchildren Hilary and Owen Williamson and Darien and Cole Chismar; a brother Joseph Visnesky of Levettown; half-brother Ronald Amistadi of Arizona; her sister-in-law: Pauline Kotch of Windber; and several nieces, nephews and their families also survive.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at St. Francis Xavier Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with Father Casimir Stanis, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the spring at St. Thomas Cemetery, Little Meadows. Memories and condolences maybe shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Heart Association, The St. Labres Indian School, PO Box 216, Ashland Mont. 59004, St Jude's Children Hospital or a charity of one's choice in loving memory of Irene R. Kotch. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.    Towanda Daily Review – January 18, 2013 

 

WATSON Richard E.

Age 82 of Great Barrington, MA died on Monday January 7, 2013. Richard was born on August 18, 1930 in Horseheads, NY the son of the late Leman and Evelyn Mitchell Watson. Dick graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School. He served his country with The US Army during The Korean War. Dick was a member and Past Master of Cincinatus Masonic Lodge and a member of The Melha Shrine. Dick owned a coffee and donut shop for many years and was a retired owner of The Mountain View Motel in Great Barrington, NY. He was predeceased by his brothers Gerald Watson and Blair Watson and by his sister Sylvia Gillis. Dick is survived by his wife: Elizabeth; his children: Nora Richardson of Great Barrington, MA, Rosemary Dill of Centerville, MA, Margaret & Mike DelGrande of Housatonic, MA, and Christine & Greg Colombie of Center Conway, NH; five grandchildren; sister: Kathleen Siglin of Horseheads, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: Frederick and Sandy Watson of Forrestport, NY and William and Eleanor Watson of Zephryhills, Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family.    Star Gazette – January 13, 2013   

 

WHEELER Delos E. Wheeler

80, of Horseheads, NY, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Delos was born in Seneca Falls, NY, November 15, 1932, to the late Ernest and Norma (Gould) Wheeler. Delos married Betty (VanAlstine) Wheeler on March 1st, 1997. She predeceased him on March 16, 2012. In service to his country, Delos enlisted in the United States Army. He served in Germany near the end of the WWII occupation. Delos transferred to the Navy to serve in Korea and Viet Nam and retired honorably after 23 years of service to our country. He was a lifetime member of the Corning VFW. Delos also retired from the Owego Foundry and then entered into his own business adventures. He was an avid bowler, serious card player, always enjoyed a good game of horseshoes, a game of pool and gardening. He also restored antique lamps. The Yankees and the Knicks were his favorites of the sports he loved so much. But above all, Delos was a wonderful, caring husband and father. He will be remembered for his witty humor and being a true friend. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. Delos is survived by five daughters: Antonia (Vincent) Hall of Johnson City, NY; Candace (Edward) Buchanan of Corning, NY; Marilea (Trevor) Stull of Corning, NY; Holly (Roy Gilbert) Smith of Horseheads, NY; and Dawn (Clarence Stevenson) VanDusen of Corning, NY; five sons: Delos Wheeler, Jr. of Rochester, NY; Bill (Gail) Soltis of Sayre, PA; Christopher Soltis of Conklin, NY; Robert (Beth) VanDusen of Corning, NY; and Christopher (Sarra Gauss) VanDusen of Corning, NY; sister: Margaret (Frank Bensley) Morris of Owego, NY; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and Marisa Smith, care giver for the last few months of Delos' life. Delos is predeceased by his parents; wife, Betty Wheeler; brothers: Ernest, Robert, Bernard, Ivan, and Sherman Wheeler; sister, Ethel Peterson; and a grandson, Michael VanDusen. Our family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Care First, Chemung County Health and the nursing staffs for the outstanding job they did in caring for Delos. The care, comfort and compassion offered to him and our family is something we will never forget! Friends and family may call Friday, January 11, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home following calling hours. The Reverend Wayne Wheeler will officiate. Interment will be Friday in Presho Cemetery, Lindley. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to CareFirst, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830.  Star Gazette – January 11, 2013  

 

WILSON Stuart Donald Wilson 

On the evening of Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, Stuart Donald Wilson of Monroeton passed away unexpectedly at his residence. He was 70 years of age. Born July 15, 1942 in Blossburg and raised in Stony Fork, he was the son of Stuart L. and Irene (Vandegrift) Wilson. He attended the Wellsboro schools, graduating Wellsboro Area High School with the class of 1960. After a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, Stuart returned to the Northern Tier where he served many years in local law enforcement, first in Wellsboro and later in Canton, as Chief of Police. He also worked in local radio and was a founder of the former station WKAB in Canton, and worked at its successor station, WHGL "Wiggle 100". He also served at KC101. Stuart enjoyed Bluegrass music, history and working on his genealogy. Most of all he enjoyed the company of his family and friends.   Surviving are his wife, Sharon, daughters Lainey (Dave) McBratney of Troy, Heather (Chris) Leonard of Columbia Cross Roads, grandchildren Caitlin, Matt and Ben McBratney, Ashley, Jacob and Adam Leonard, niece and nephew Nicole Wilson of Mansfield and Joe Wilson of Wellsboro, dear friend Kate Shertz of Canton and his beloved dog, Peanut. He was preceded in death by his brother, Curt Wilson, grandson Wilson Kenneth Leonard and dear friend, Kenny Brass. A celebration of Stuart's life will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at the Canton Mennonite Church, 7 East Union St. (at Center Street), Canton with the Rev. Doug Graybill officiating. There will be a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Rainbow Riders, PO Box 122, Troy, PA 16947, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, Ulster, Pa. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.   Towanda Daily Review – January 15, 2013  

 

WOODHOUSE Betty J. Bliss

age 83, of Horseheads, NY died Monday, January 14, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY.  Betty was born on February 21, 1929 in Corning to Thomas and Irene (Kittner) Woodhouse.  She was a graduate of Corning Free Academy.  She married James Negri in 1948. They resided in South Corning and had two children, Sharon and Joe.  Betty was employed by The Foodmart for a number of years. With hard work and dedication, she advanced to the position of bookkeeper for the Foodmart enterprise.  In 1976 she moved to Florida with her second husband, Forrest Bliss.  Together they owned and operated Alaco, a chain of supermarkets in Ocala.  They returned to Corning in 1995.  Betty engaged a variety of activities, including bowling, walking, and boating.  She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, and ceramics. She always looked forward hosting gatherings of family and friends.  She was a great cook and took great pride in sharing her delicious creations.  She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s parish.  Her survivors include a son, Joseph Negri of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a daughter, Sharon Negri of Washington, DC; three sisters, Marge Lovell of Corning, Sally (John) Thompson of Painted Post, and Shirley Ross of Corning; three brothers, Charles (Jean) Woodhouse of Corning, Earl (Joan) Woodhouse of Corning, and Richard (Danny) Woodhouse of Albany; step children, Stephen Bliss, Ronald Bliss, Thomas Bliss and Tami Bliss, and several nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her brothers, Tom and Jim, and by her sister, Mary.  Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 18th from 4-8 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. 216 East First Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday at St. Mary's Church in Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.  The family will provide flowers and asks that memorial donations in Betty's name be made to All Saints Parish, TV Mass, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830.    Corning Leader – January 17, 2013 

 

WRIGHT Helen Elizabeth Collins

85, of Indianapolis, passed away August 19, 2012. She was born September 1, 1926, to the late Charles and Corda Allen Wright.

A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Helen married Thomas E. Collins, and he preceded her in death. She was an executive secretary in the manufacturing field for many years, a longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and the Oasis Club.  Visitation will be Wednesday, today, August 22, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel , 5377 E. Washington St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 5333 E. Washington St.  Helen is survived by her children, Carol Routh (Vince), Sue Stouffer (Steve), Don Collins, and Chris Hendrickson (Donnie); grandchildren, Sarah Routh (Patrick Loftus), Caitlin Routh, Katherine McCarty (Dan), Patrick Stouffer, Tom Stouffer, Dustin Collins (Peggy), Jessica Collins, Brenna, and Benjamin Hendrickson; and one great-grandchild, Ruby Loftus; and brothers, Everett and Kenneth Wright.     

 

WRIGHT Helen Elizabeth Collins

Collins services held - Well attended funeral services for Helen E. Collins were held Monday, January 14, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. The Rev. Anne Bey Canfield, Pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Pall Bearers were Bambi Jackson, Sammi Bennett, Bonnie Johnson, Brandi Clark, Lauren Clark, Heather Clark, Penny Hardenstine and Helana Hoffman.  Sayre Morning Times – January 15, 2013

 

WYDA William Bernard "Bill" Wyda Sr

83, and his wife Janet Lee Oliver Wyda, 79, of New Albany, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 as the result of a motor vehicle accident in West Burlington Township, Pa.  Bill was born Jan. 8, 1930 in Miners Mills, Pa., a son of Joseph and Mary Kubitsa Wyda. Janet was born Sept. 19, 1933 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a daughter of Floyd and Jennie Stoddard Oliver. Bill and Janet were married on March 21, 1952 in Trucksville, Pa., and celebrated 60 years of marriage last year.  Bill enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January of 1948. He made the Inchon Landing with the 1st Marine Division and served in combat in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.  He was later employed by the Ingersoll-Rand for many years until his retirement. He was a life member of the Penn York Detachment Marine Corps League, "The Chosen Few" Survivors of the Chosin Reservoir, the 1st Marine Division Association, Dushore American Legion Post No. 996 and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda and was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Janet was employed by Ames Department Store in Towanda until her retirement in 1995.  Janet and Bill enjoyed traveling and trips to Bill's military reunions.  Surviving are their children; Kathy and Rob Blackstone of Livingston, Texas, David and Tammy Wyda of Nescopeck, Pa., Bill Wyda of Hazelton, Pa., and Patty Burk of Harrisburg, Pa., eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.   Bill is survived by three brothers and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister and brother and a beloved grandson Daniel.  Janet is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister and brother and a beloved grandson Daniel.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  A celebration of the lives of Bill and Janet will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the funeral home with Pastor Lynn Carr officiating. Interment will follow in the Colley Cemetery, Colley Twp., Pa., with full military honors accorded by the Penn York Detachment Marine Corps League and Dushore American Legion Post No. 996. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256 in William Bernard Wyda Sr.'s memory and to St. Joseph's Indian School, 1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325 in Janet Lee Wyda's memory. Towanda Daily Review – January 14, 2013

 

YANAK Michael M.

Age 84, of County Line Dr., Big Flats, NY, died at home on Wed., Jan. 16, 2013. Mike was born in Scranton, PA to Michael and Lucy (Martin) Yanak on April 21, 1928. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph; sisters, Lucy Ardizzone and Gladys Mintz. His surviving family includes his wife, Grace Nolan Yanak; daughters and sons, Barbara (Robert) Wywiorski of Towanda, PA, Claire (Jay) Ringel of Marlton, NJ, Michael (Maureen) Yanak of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Susanne (Brian) Godau of Montville, NJ; grandchildren, Jessica and Thomas Ringel, Kirsten, Paige and Kyle Godau. After moving to New Jersey, he graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a degree in Chemical Engineering and was employed as a Research Chemist at INCO where he retired early. While there, he developed and published a number of procedures for X-ray Spectroscopy of metals and alloys. He later worked as Lab Manager at IST in Horseheads, NY. Mike was a veteran of the US Army Air force serving from 1947-1952 having achieved the rank of Tech Sergeant. He was member and past President of Big Flats Lions Club in addition to being a Lion in the West Milford, NJ Lions Club for many years. At one time, he was also President of the West Milford Volunteer Fire Department and served as Scoutmaster for Troop #114 in West Milford. While living in West Milford, he became a charter member of Father Francis Koch Council 6342 of the Knights of Columbus. Until quite recently, Mike very much enjoyed bowling, especially with the Senior Bowling League in Corning and traveling with his wife, Grace. He was also a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, from 6-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads.    Star Gazette – January 17, 2013    

 

YOUNG Rebecca Anne Young Hopkins 

In the early morning hours on Jan. 10, 2013, Rebecca Anne Young Hopkins lost her courageous 20-year battle with cancer. Becky was born Feb. 29, 1956, a daughter of Arthur H. and Elizabeth McKeon Young of Ulster.  Becky was a graduate of Athens Area High School, Mansfield University and Syracuse University.  On Nov. 19, 1988, Becky married Gordon Hopkins of Oakland, Calif. They recently celebrated their 24th anniversary. On Dec. 10, 1993, they were blessed with the birth of their son, Arthur.  In addition to her husband and son, Becky is survived by her sister Millie and Richard Hollenback of Towanda; her brother Richard Young of Marion, N.Y.; her niece Lynne Dzwil; nephews Scott and Matt Young; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Becky was predeceased by her mother Elizabeth M. Young in 2006; her father Arthur H. Young in 2012 and her sister-in-law, Inez V. Young in 1997.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations, in Becky's memory, may be made to the Ulster United Methodist Church or to a charity of your choice.   Towanda Daily Review – January 14, 2013   

 

 

? June Eltus

age 83 of Big Flats, died January 14th, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born June 2nd, 1929 in Pittston, PA. She was predeceased by her husband Robert. Surviving are her three daughters: Suzan, Cheryl, Janice and a son Robert. She will be missed by her nine grandchildren and her four great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 7 Post Street, Big Flats, NY from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Emanuel Lutheran Church of Corning, NY. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Pittston Cemetery in Pittston, PA     Star Gazette – January 16, 2013        

 

? Paula "Sissy" Koerner

died unexpectedly on Jan. 8, 2013.  Sissy shared her life's passion of gardening, the blues and cooking with her family and friends. She had a heart of gold and always welcomed a person in need into her life and home. She was a kind and compassionate mother, daughter, sister and friend who will be missed and loved forever by those who truly loved her.  A celebration of Sissy's life is planned for Jan. 20, 2013, 1 PM at Lynn Johnson's home: 263 Jenny Rd, Millerton, Pa. 16936     Corning Leader – January 15, 2013     

 

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