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. 

 

Tri County Clippings- Page Five Hundred Sixty
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.


 

ANDERSON Doris Banker

90, of Peachtree City, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. She was very meticulous about things and enjoyed family gatherings. She was a secretary for the Penn-Wells Hotel for several years before moving to New York. She was an assistant office manager at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Corning, N.Y.  She was preceded in death by her husband George Banker; two brothers, Ward Anderson, Allen Anderson, and a sister-in-law, Lona Banker. She is survived by her daughter Anita and Tom Peterson of Sharpsburg, Ga.; grandson, Christopher and Jen Peterson of Chesapeake, Va.; granddaughter, Laura and Bill Linkous, III of Atlanta, Ga.; eight great-grandchildren; brother Robert and Nancy Anderson of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews including, Willard Banker of Wellsboro. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 3 p.m., in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City, Ga. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions in her memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, Ga.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 22, 2013    

 

BARRY Mary T. Harvey

age 88, of Dushore, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte.  Mary was born on May 10, 1924 in Satterfield a daughter of the late William P. and Martha G. Connor Barry. She graduated from St. Basil's High School a member of the class of 1944. Mary married Martin Elmer Harvey of Kaiserville, and he predeceased her on June 4, 1999. Before her children were born, Mary worked at the former Weldon Manufacturing Co. of Lopez, and also at GTE Sylvania in Towanda.  Mary was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She loved to visit her relatives and neighbors and was always willing to help anyone she could. She enjoyed walking and dancing.  Surviving are two sons Robert and Donnata Harvey of Wyalsuing and Leo Harvey of Tunkhannock; four daughters and sons-in-law Martina Mapes Post of Sugar Run, Elizabeth and John Meehan of Sarasota, Fla., Rose Harvey of Hanahan, S.C. and Charolette Richlin of Schaefferstown; brother and sister-in-law Francis J. and Sophia Barry of Dushore; sister and brother-in-law Martha and Nartcy Nitcznski of Dushore; brother-in-law Eben H. Harvey of Tunkhannock; 18 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant son, Martin Lewis Harvey and brothers William John Barry on Dec. 10, 1997 and Leo Charles Barry on March 31, 2005. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Wateron St., Dushore.  There will be a Funeral Service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2013 at the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick. Interment will be in Old Zion Cemetery, Dushore.  Towanda Daily Review – January 22, 2013 

 

BERMINGHAM Philip S.

Elmira: Age 58, passed away, Monday January 21, 2013 at home. Philip was born in Elmira on September 1, 1954, a son of the late Thomas D. and Margaret (Gallavan) Bermingham. He is survived by his wife Diana; daughter Danielle; brothers, Tim, John and Paul (Gail) Bermingham and their families; along with several cousins. Philip was employed by Hardinge, Inc. for over 35 years. There will be no funeral services. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – January 26, 2013 

 

BIERWILER Clara LaVerne (Bierwiler) (Punty) Griffiths 

Age 84 of Mclean, VA died on Saturday, January 26, 2012 at the Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center, where she was visited by family and friends. She grew up in Elmira, and then lived in Hornell, and Rochester, NY before settling in the Mclean, VA area. Clara excelled as a homemaker and retired from her position as a merchandise representative at K-mart, caring for several family members in her retirement. She is survived by her husband of 65 years Wilton B Griffiths, daughter-in-law Barb (Wurz) Griffiths of Blacksburg, VA, two grandaughters and many nephews, nieces, and her brother Charles Bierwiler of Orchard Park, NY. Clara was especially close to her aunt Vanetta (Johny) Baker of Horseheads, NY. Clara was predeceased by her sons Richard Charles Griffiths and John Bradley Griffiths and was the daughter of the late Clarence Charles Bierwiler and Lottie Ila (Dickson) Bierwiler. There will be a gathering at their home in Mclean, VA to celebrate Clara's life on Thursday, January 31 between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm. Private interment will take place at National Memorial Park King David Memorial Gardens, Falls Church, VA at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or American Breast Cancer Society.   Star Gazette – January 30, 2013   

 

BISEL Verna C. HAYMAN

93, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Confluence, PA, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in her home.   Born July 9, 1919, in Addison, PA, she was the daughter of Dillon and Carrie Roberts Bisel. She was married to Ronald F. Hayman, who predeceased her in 1992.  Surviving are: two sons, Edward (Gerea) Hayman of Kingsport, TN and Barry K. (Deborah Rutkowski) Hayman of Genesee; four grandchildren, Michelle Hayman, Dennis Hayman, Kristen Hayman, and Larkin Hayman; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Leslie of Somerset, PA and Hazel Martindale of Pontiac, MI ; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Glenn Bisel and Arthur Bisel; and a sister, Pearl Twigg.   A Graveside Service will be held in Somerset Memorial Park, Somerset, PA at a later date to be determined by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948 or Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.    Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – January 24, 2013

 

BOINSKI Mary Catherine (Boinski) Shedlawski

88, of Forty Fort, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.  Born on March 21, 1924, in Blossburg, Mary Catherine was the daughter of Frank and Helen (Kirejewski) Boinski. She was a graduate of Blossburg High School, Class of 1941. She was the 1944 class valedictorian from Saint Joseph's Hospital, School of Nursing, Elmira, N.Y. Mary Catherine married Dr. Joseph F. Shedlawski on Nov. 15, 1947. After his death, she began a new career as a kindergarten teacher at the Wyoming Seminary Lower School, Forty Fort. Throughout her 30 year tenure with Wyoming Seminary, Mary Catherine educated hundreds of children. In 2008, she received the Joseph C. Donchess Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her many contributions to the school.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mary Catherine was preceded in death by her daughter, Pauline Shedlawski, who died on April 28, 1973; her brothers, Francis, Don, Charles and Paul Boinski; her sisters, Virginia Manikowski and Betty Lupkowski. She is survived by her son, Joseph F. Shedlawski and Connie of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends are invited to call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Wroblewski Funeral Home, 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.  Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville.     Wellsboro Gazette – January 30, 2013

 

BREWER Ronald O.

Age 82, of Millerton, PA, died Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the Ashton HealthCare Facility in Athens, PA. Ronald was born on April 8, 1930 in Ashland, NY, son of the late Frank and Sarah (Moshier) Brewer. Ronald served our country in the US Army during the Korean War and retired from Thatcher Glass after many years of service. Ronald is survived by his sisters, Beverly (John) Stanley and Selma Randolph, both of Elmira, NY; brother, Vernon (Williemae) Brewer of TX; many nieces and nephews; close friend, Tom Bement. Ronald was predeceased by his sister, Bernice Heatherton; brothers, Welcom, Frank and Dana Brewer. Ronald's wish was that no services be held for him. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – January 21, 2013    

 

BULLOCK Mary Ann Bullock Bonavita

age 68, of 8849 SR 3001, Meshoppen, Pa., (Auburn), died Thursday morning, Jan. 24, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family after an extended illness.  She was born on Sept. 30, 1944 in East Rush, Pa., a daughter of the late Gerald E. (Oct. 3, 1987) and Helen M. Yucas Bullock (Jan. 11, 1997).  She was a 1962 graduate of Elk Lake High School and a 1963 graduate of Empire Beauty School.  Mary Ann married John J. Bonavita on March 30, 1963. They would have celebrated their 50th anniversary this March. In her early years she worked for Bendix Corp. in South Montrose, Pa. She also had her own beauty shop in Meshoppen. In 1966 she and John purchased a farm in Auburn which is known today as the Jon-Ann Farms, which is still run by the family.  Mary Ann also served as a Judge of Elections in Auburn Twp. for several years.  Mary Ann is a member of the St. Bonaventure's/St. Joachim's Churches of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parrish. She loved attending 4H Dairy Shows to watch and help with her children and grandchildren at the Wyoming, Harford, Luzerne, and Bloomsburg fairs, as well as at the All American Dairy Show and the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Years ago she enjoyed coaching the Auburn softball and a Bonavita Farm softball team. Most importantly what she enjoyed best of all was doing things with her family.  Besides he husband, John, she is survived by her children John J. Bonavita, Jr., Cherie A. Bonavita, Cindy L. Bonavita, Patty L. Bonavita, Chris B Bonavita, Lori M. Bonavita, and Stanley J. Bonavita and his wife Jennifer all of Auburn, Pa.; her grandchildren Alex J., Kyle R., Austin J. and Autumn J. Bonavita; her brother Chuck Bullock of Auburn Center, Pa.; her sister Geraldine Mokris and husband Myron of Auburn Center, Pa.; her extended family Kevin Palmer and Nicole "Nicki" Brooks; both of Springville, Pa., as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Stanley J. Bullock (Jan. 1, 1976).  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on at 11 a.m. at the St. Joachim's Roman Catholic Church in Meshoppen with Fr. Joseph Manarchuck of the church officiating. Interment will be at the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Meshoppen, Pa. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 with a Rosary to be recited at 3:45 p.m.  In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Mary Ann's name to the Susquehanna County 4-H 31 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801.  Towanda Daily Review – January 27, 2013

 

BURGEE Helena J Burgee Heckman

age 67, of Wyalusing, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  Helena was born on Nov. 10, 1945, in Rowlesburg, W.Va., a daughter of the late Virgil and Pearl Mae Pipher Sigley. She met James Heckman in El Paso, Texas, they were married on Dec. 7, 1967, and they recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.  Helena enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. She enjoyed knitting and was an avid Bingo player.  Surviving is her spouse James Heckman at home; sons and daughter-in-law Tim Heckman and Dawn Marklinger of Camptown, Pa., Chris (Nicole) Heckman of Towanda, Pa.; daughters and son-in-law Tammy (Patrick) Cunningham of Portage, Pa., Tarri Singleton of Wyalusing, Pa., Tina (Joe) Bohon of Philippi, W.Va.; sisters Oleta Sigley of Rowlesburg, W.Va., Addie Powling of Parson, W.Va.; grandchildren Michael, Daniel, Dana, Tina Marie, Autumn, TJ, Alicia, Jim Jr., Brian, and Sabrina; great-granddaughter Brandie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers Elmer Close, Ross Sigley, and Richard Sigley; four sisters Violet Sigley, Betty Hebb, Phyllis Bowen and Freda Sigley.  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family and are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.   Towanda Daily Review – January 26, 2013

 

BUTCHKO Stephen T. Butchko

85, of Horseheads, NY and Winter Haven, FL, died peacefully Sunday 20 January 2013, in Corning Hospital, with his loving family by his side. Stephen was born in Nanticoke, PA, on 10 April 1927 to the late Stephen and Margaret (Jacobs) Butchko. Stephen married Marie Maylock on 2 September 1949 in Frederick, MD. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy, on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Theater. Stephen graduated from the Mansfield Teacher's College in 1951 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. He completed his M.S. Degree in Education Administration from SUNY Cortland in 1970. His teaching career began at the Addison School District in 1951 followed by thirty-five years with the Corning Painted Post School District (C-PPSD). Mr. Butchko was a sixth grade teacher at Northside Grammar for numerous years, a Community School Director, a stint as an assistant principal at Northside Blodgett, and finishing his illustrious career as assistant principal at C-PPSD West High School, retiring in 1988. He was a caring and compassionate man who helped more than a few students obtain success through his guidance and dedication. Steve was a high school athlete where he lettered in basketball, football and baseball. Early in his teaching career, he was active as a basketball referee in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, IAABO. An avid golfer, Steve's love of the game led to his creation of the C-PPSD Teacher's Golf League. For years he could be pouring over that week's golf game stats. Other interest included stamp and coin collecting since childhood, as well as carpentry, woodworking and puttering around the family home he built himself in 1963. He also enjoyed travel with Marie going to Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. Another major component in Steve's life was the East Corning Volunteer Fire Department that he co-founded in 1959. For his service and dedication he was honored in 2010 at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Department along with co-founder and dear friend Ralph Miller. Steve was a member of the All Saints Parish for fifty-eight years, served on the Parish Council, as well as volunteered countless hours for the St. Patrick's Saturday night Bingo events. A devoted family man as well as a committed community leader, Steve will be missed for being an incredibly kind and gentle man. Steve is survived by his four children: Stephen T. Butchko, III of Keuka, NY; Sharon Butchko-Goretti of Avon, NY; David Butchko of Syracuse, NY, and Dianne (Daniel) Box of Corning, NY; grandchildren: Matthew (Nicole) Lynough, Andrew (Jessica) Lynough, and Allison Goretti; Jacob Butchko; Margaret and Madeline Box; great-grandson, Michael Lynough; one sister, Margaret Kresge of Mount Vernon, VA; sister-in-law, Joan Martin of Cherry Hill, NJ, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 59 years, Marie in August of 2009; brother-in-law, Ret. Col. Cletus Kresge; sister-in-law, Barbara Maylock; and nephew, Clete Michael Kresge. Friends and family may call Friday, 25 January 2013 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday 26 January 2013 at 10:00AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 155 State Street, Corning, NY. Burial will immediately follow at the mausoleum at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, with Military Honors and a Fireman's Dedication. The family extends its gratitude to the dedicated and compassionate staff at Guthrie Sayre, Corning Hospital and Absolut Care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made in Steve's name to the East Corning Volunteer Fire Department, 11873 E. Corning Rd, Corning, NY, 14830.   Star Gazette – January 23, 2013

Betty Spencer Campbell 

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CLAYSON Marilyn T. Cramer

of 4936 Rt. 228, Trumansburg, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the age of 78. Born on August 31, 1934 in Montour Falls, Marilyn was the daughter of Lewis H. and Naomi (Groom) Clayson. Following graduation from the Odessa-Montour High School, Marilyn moved from the Croton-Millport area to Trumansburg where she fell in love with and married Alan W. Cramer. In addition to many hobbies and interests, Marilyn was a member of the Moose Lodge #426 in Montour Falls. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013, at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg. Immediately following the visitation on Friday, a Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Cheryl Hine officiating. Those who wish to remember Marilyn in the form of a contribution are asked to kindly consider the Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 108, Mecklenburg, NY 14863 or the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.    Star Gazette – January 22, 2013  

 

CLEARY Joseph J.

Age 65 of Elmira, NY. He was born April 30, 1947 in Elmira, son of the late Gerard and Kathryn (Cherkis) Cleary and died Sunday, January 20, 2013 unexpectedly. He was predeceased by his brother Robert and is survived by his wife of 37 years Rebecca (Reinhart); sons Jeffrey, Ryan and Aaron; granddaughter Arielle all of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law Anna and Harold Jones of Big Flats, Mary and Rod Nordgren of Leesburg, FL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Michael and Jackie Reinhart, Dianna Reinhart and Patrick and Cheryl Reinhart all of Elmira, Marty Reinhart of Phoenix, AZ, Greg and Courtney Reinhart of Wilseyville, NY along with several nieces and nephews including special nephews Brian Cleary of Elmira and Patrick Cleary of Montour Falls. Joe retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility in 2005 after 33 years as a Corrections Officer. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and was an avid sports fan. At his request there will be no services. Those wishing to remember Joe may do so through donations to their favorite charity in his name. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.    Star Gazette – January 22, 2013 

 

CZADO JoAnn I. Czado

age 76, of Corning, NY, died on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.  Born on February 2, 1936 in Corning, she was the daughter of the late Frank and the late Anna (Berry) Buck.  JoAnn married John Czado on Sept. 17, 1955 at St. Mary's Church in Corning.  She was employed as a dental assistant for Corning Dental Associates, retiring in 1985.  JoAnn was an avid reader, landscaper and sewer, specifically making quilts. Her greatest joy was traveling to spend time with her children and beloved grandchildren who were her greatest treasure.  JoAnn is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, John Czado; sons, Michael (Brenda) Czado, Shawn (Ann) Czado; daughters, Deborah (Raymond) Gangarossa, Nancy (Steven) Vath, Maryann (Patrick) Brewer; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen (Gene) Latham, Rosemary Mixey, Diane Sutherland, Wanita (Henry) Knier; brother, John (Lynn) Buck; brother-in-law, Nicholas Milia; half-sisters, Ellen Gleason, Emma Cruz, Eunice Morse;  half-brother, Frank Buck; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  In addition to her parents, JoAnn was predeceased by her step-father, Jerry Rice and her sisters, Donna Buck, Beverly Snyder and Frances Milia.  Friends and family are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. in Corning on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 10:30-12:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent’s Church in Corning at 1:00pm.  Entombment will take place in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Corning.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local food pantry in JoAnn’s memory.   Corning Leader – January 29, 2013

 

DAVIES Bruce W.

Formerly of Horseheads, NY, died at his home in Port Richey, FL at the age of 59. Bruce was born on June 17, 1953 in Elmira, NY to James and Edna (May) Davies. Bruce is survived by his wife Diane (McCommons) Davies, Port Richey, FL; daughter, Denise (Jamie) Baker; son, Brad (Christy) Davies; daughter, Andrea (Brian) Stein; grandchildren, Alyssa Davies, Matthew Baker, Mckenna Baker, Aidan Stein, Alexa Stein; siblings, Alan Davies, Elmira, NY, Eric (Brenda) Davies, Horseheads, NY, Carla (Terry) Garlock, Moss Point, MS. Bruce was predeceased by his mother, Edna Davies. Bruce lost a long four-year battle with cancer. He worked as a general contractor (Davies Contracting) in Horseheads where he raised his family. He was a longtime member of the Horseheads Volunteer Fire Department. He will be missed by his family and friends. It was Bruce's wish that no funeral services be held.  Star Gazette – January 28, 2013   

 

FITZWATER Daniel A. "Bud" Fitzwater Jr. 

70 of Woodridge Dr., The Villages, FL and of Knoxville, PA passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA on Monday, 5:00 - 8:00 PM. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Knoxville Community Association, 320 North First St., Knoxville, PA 16928 or to a charity of your choice. 

 

FLEET Norman James Fleet

age 79, of Dalton, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Regency Park.  He was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Herbster Fleet; father Ollie Fleet; brother Ollie Fleet; sisters Norberta Fleet, Edna Biswick, Norma Heubert and Fonda Krapf.   He was a member of Fellowship Bible Church.  He is survived by his wife Joan Fisk Fleet; daughters and sons-in-law Michele and Jeff Pipe of Marietta, Lucinda and Bill Lutz of Westfield, N.J., Renee and Dan Fenton of Wyalusing, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Judy Fleet of Dalton; grandchildren Natalia and Richard Williams, Norman and Taryn Fleet, Niles Fleet, Charissa Pipe, Kirstin, Kara, Kylee Lutz, Levi and Katrina Fenton; great-grandchildren Blake and Tucker Williams, Connor and Rory Fleet; several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service to honor the life of Mr. Fleet will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Fellowship Bible Church, 2044 Dug Gap Rd., Dalton, GA 30720 with Rev. Jim Suddath officiating.   The family asked that flowers be omitted and memorial donations be made to Pursuing Grace & Truth Ministries, P.O. Box 6418, Dalton, GA 30722.  Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton. For more information, call (706) 259-7455.    Towanda Daily Review - January 29, 2013 

 

FORSYTH William G.

76, of Odessa and formerly Watkins Glen, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday, January 26, 2013. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1:00pm; followed by burial at Lakeview Cemetery. Bill was born in Elmira Heights on December 8, 1936, the second youngest of 14 children, to William and Lena Forsyth. Bill worked for the Public Works Department in Watkins Glen. He also worked and bowled at Johnny's Lanes and worked as a mechanic at Smalley's Garage. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie (Pike) Forsyth, 12 of his siblings and both parents. Survivors include his four children, Betty Hayes of Montour Falls, Kelly (Arthur) Bennett of Watkins Glen, Susan Williamson of Ohio, and William G. Forsyth, Jr. of Arizona; brother, Harold Forsyth of Elmira; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.    Star Gazette – January 24, 2013

 

FRAVEL Ruth L. Dixon

90 God saw you were getting tired, and whispered, “Come to me”.  Ruth L. Dixon 90, of Sayre, Pa., died at home on January 27, 2013.  She was born on July 5, 1922 in Wilawana, Pa., a daughter of the late Sheridan and Cora (Kustaborger) Fravel.  Ruth was a dedicated mother filling her home with love and happiness. She was a very outgoing person who loved life. She enjoyed fishing, going to casinos with friends and family, painting ceramics, and Yankee baseball. Ruth celebrated her 90th birthday by taking a hot air balloon ride and planned on going zip lining in the future.  Ruth was predeceased by a newborn son; parents Sheridan and Cora Fravel; daughter-in-law Janet Swackhammer; grandson: Michael Swackhammer; and all 11 brother and sisters.  Ruth is survived by her children: Robert Swackhammer Jr. of Sayre, Donna (Thomas) Limerick of Sayre, Richard (Donna) Swackhammer of Sayre, and Bernice (Wilbert) Reed of Sayre; grandchildren: Michelle (Thomas) Bennett, Randy Swackhammer, Bridget Swackhammer, Amy Swackhammer, and Vanessa Reed; great-grandchildren: Adam Bennett, Emily Bennett, Amanda Merrill Whyte, Brooke Rosh, Faith Swackhammer, Braxton Swackhammer, and Cody Swackhammer; many nieces, nephews, and special friends.   At Ruth’s request all services will be private. Those who wish may send a donation to Child Fund International by going to www.childfund.org in loving memory of Ruth L. Dixon. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens. 

 

FROST Richard M. Frost

75 of Covington, passed on from a long-time illness on Wednesday, Jan.16, 2013.  Born on Sept 26, 1937, he was the husband of Ruth (Hills) Frost and the son of Leonard and Irene (Woodard) Frost.   Besides his wife, Ruth, he is survived by his three sons, John Frost of Courtland N.Y., Lenny Frost of Millerton, Quincy Root of Sayre; five stepchildren, Pamela Knapp, Alan Knapp, Stephen Knapp, Michael Knapp, TJ Knapp; two sisters, Arlene Williams of Gillett, Loretta Roupp of Columbia Cross Roads; two brothers, Harold Frost of Mainesburg, Clifford Frost of Mansfield; two grandchildren, Gretchen Knapp and Jamison Root. He was preceded in death by his sister, Josephine Miles.  There was no viewing or visitation.    Wellsboro Gazette – January 25, 2013   

 

GEARHART Vernice Bird 

A longtime resident of the Millerton, PA community died peacefully, Sun. Jan. 20, 2013 while residing at Ashton Health Care, Athens, PA at the age of 94. Born on Nov. 7, 1918 in Phillipsburg, PA; Vernice was the daughter of the late, George & Mae Hastings Gearhart. She married the love her life, Clark Bird on Sept. 28, 1933 and he passed April 11, 2003. A homemaker, cherished wife and mother Vernice always put her family first. She loved music and played by ear. She was a longtime member of Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church. Surviving is her loving family; children, Dean (Christine) Bird, Port Saint Joe, FL; Robert (Janice) Bird, Gillett, PA; Trudy (Duane) White, Lawrenceville, PA; George (Jean) Bird, Athens, PA; Larry (Wendy) Bird, Millerton, PA; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family friends. In addition to parents and husband, Vernice was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Sandra Decker in 1980. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Tues. Jan. 22, 2013 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m. Interment will take place in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Williamsport, PA at her family's convenience.    Star Gazette – January 21, 2013    

 

GROVER John Henry Grover

Died on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Brooksville Regional Hospital at the age of 85 years old. He was born in Elmira Heights, NY and at the time of death was living in Spring Hill, FL. He is survived by his loving wife and "Angel" of 66 years, Norma Tucker Grover. John was preceded in death by his mother, Iva Grover and father, John Hazelton Grover. His life was blessed with three sons and their spouses, John (Marlene) Grover, Robert Grover, and Richard (Jacalyn) Grover. Along with his children the light of his life was his grandchildren, J.J. (Marisa) Grover, Aubrey (Jeremiah) Badell, Corina (Scott) Smith, Jill Grover, Michelle (Jason) Filer, Kelli (Bob) Sewell; and twelve great-grandchildren. John loved his family and friends dearly and was an avid golfer and fisherman who enjoyed all types of sports. He was a dedicated member of the American Legion, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local #449 and #529, the Elmira Elks Lodge, and First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, FL. Visitation will be held at Pine Crest Funeral Home, 3369 Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill, FL on Sunday, January 20, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive at 8:30 a.m. followed by a military burial at the Veteran's National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, (352) 684-0001      Star Gazette – January 20, 2013   

 

HAMMOND Frank W.

Town of Southport Resident: Was born December 2, 1946 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Frank C. and Helen (Bianculli) Hammond Jr. died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 66. He was preceded in death by his parents and uncle, James Bianculli. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Coleen (Gessi) Hammond; beloved children, John, Cathy (Jeremy) Mazur, Tom (Cherie) and Marty (Lisa); brother, Bob (Cathy); sister, Sue; aunts, Geri Hammond and Marilyn Bianculli; adored grandchildren, Madison; Casey and Hayden; Matt, Taylor, Emma, Joe and Gabby; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Frank was a Veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country from 1966-1969. He retired from Verizon after 30 + years of faithful service as an installer/technician. He was a life member and past Chief of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department. Member of the New York State Association of Fire Chief's and of the Fireman's Association of the State of New York. He was also a communicant of St. Mary's Church. He was a dedicated walker at the Arnot Mall and did so with many of his friends. Frank was an avid/enthusiastic hockey fan to say the very least, and a season ticket holder with the Elmira Jackals Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:45 PM. At 4:45 PM the Southport Volunteer Fire Department will offer a Fireman's Service to their fallen brother, followed by a Memorial Service honoring Frank's life. Deacon George Welch will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to St. Mary's Church restoration fund or to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. In 2002, Frank suffered a severe stroke and was forced into having open heart surgery as a result to prevent any further strokes. He was determined and very passionate about recovering from both and was extremely successful in both cases. He will be missed but never forgotten!   Star Gazette – January 25, 2013  

 

HARRIS Hope Harris Harvey

94, died on January 12, 2013 in Mt. Dora, FL. She was born to Carrie Irene Soper and Arthur Clay Harris in Elmira NY on September 15, 1918. She was a retired secretary for the Elmira Board of Education, a member of Elmira Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Edward's Episcopal Church in Mt. Dora, FL, and the DAR. She is survived by children Bernice (Michael) Gordon of Tavares, FL, Diana (Rex) Keeney of Northridge, CA and James E. (Jeanne) Harvey of Moneta VA. Sisters Irene (Joseph) Paggio of Elmira, NY and Patricia Swithers of DeLand, FL. Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A vibrant, beautiful woman who cherished her family, she found time for myriad activies including birding, sewing, camping, bridge and card playing, crocheting, antiquing, jewelry making, needle work and geneology research. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Edward's Episcopal Church in Mt. Dora, FL on February 7 at 11am. Interment following in the church's Rose Garden next to her beloved husband Leighton P. Harvey, who preceded her in death. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to go to St. Edward's Episcopal Church.  Star Gazette – January 30, 2013

 

HOPKINS James Larue Hopkins

63, of Mansfield, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born on Oct. 16, 1949, in Wellsboro; the son of Harry E. and Locady A. (Short) Hopkins. James was predeceased by his wife, Shannon Hopkins.  James had been employed as a groundskeeper for a cemetery. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran, and served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. James was a member of the Mansfield VFW and the Blossburg American Legion. He lived in Erie, prior to his recent return to Tioga County. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, bead crafts depicting the different conflicts during service in Vietnam, and according to his brother, a great athlete. James is survived by three sons, James Jr., Shawn, Joshua, and a daughter Cassandra Hopkins. He had one brother and sister-in-law, John and Marietta Hopkins of Lakeland, Fla. and several nieces, nephews, and great- nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was also predeceased by four sisters, Marie Butler, Irene Carson, Virgie Knapp and Helen Hopkins. In keeping with James' wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Veterans National Cemetery in Bath N.Y. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 23, 2013   

 

JASKOLKA John Joseph James Jaskolka

age 82, died Saturday, January 19, 2013, at his home in Warrensburg, MO. He was born June 4, 1930, in Aliquippa, PA, the son of Joseph John and Catherine (Mencher) Jaskolka. On June 9, 1953, he was united in marriage to Christine Willig in Rudesheim, Germany. John was a 1949 graduate of Elmira High School in New York. In 1950, he joined the U.S. Naval Reserves and then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1953 during the Korean War and retired as a Staff Sergeant. After the military, John worked as an over the road truck driver and mechanic for Russell Trucking Company in Sandusky, OH, and in 1984 was promoted to Terminal Manager in Wampum, PA. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the Warrensburg American Legion Post #131. John was survived by his wife Christine; two daughters: Elizabeth Hamilton and fiancé David Henry of Coraopolis, PA; and Elaine Guy and husband Dennis of Warrensburg; one brother, Edward R. Jaskolka and wife Roseann of Elmira, NY; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Frank S. Jaskolka; and two grandsons, Daniel and Aaron Hamilton. A private graveside service will be held with full military honors provided by Warrensburg VFW Post #2513, American Legion Post #131, and the Patriot Guards at the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, MO. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Missouri State Veterans Home in Warrensburg and can be left in care of Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, 617 N. Maguire Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093.   Star Gazette – January 22, 2013 

 

JENNER Ellen Alberta Jenner McCabe

90, of Harrisburg, PA died on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at the Community General Hospital in Harrisburg. She formerly lived in Rush, PA and Binghamton, NY.  She was predeceased by her husband, James F. McCabe, to whom she was married 48 years.  She was born on May 10, 1922 in Fairdale, the daughter of the late Harrison Edward Jenner and Pearl Belle Quick Jenner.  Ellen was a graduate of Rush High School, Class of 1940, where she was captain of her high school basketball team.  She was a member of the Rush United Methodist Church and Fairview Methodist Church in Binghamton, NY. She was an employee of Singer-Link in Binghamton and Kirkwood, NY for many years.  Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph James and Barbara (Sherwood) McCabe of Red Lion; her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Ellen and Joseph W. Lawrence of Lebanon Twp., NJ; her granddaughter, Shana Goodchild and her husband, Matthew of Easton; two great-grandchildren, Miles and Larson Goodchild of Easton; her sister and brother-inlaw, June and Paul Wilson of Meshoppen; two sisters-inlaw, Judith Jenner of Robbinsville, NJ and Norine Jenner of Hallstead, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Eliza Overfield and Jean Wilson and two brothers Gary Jenner and Bill “Arden” Jenner.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church. Interment will follow at the Montrose Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 2, from noon until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Ellen’s name to the Easter Seals Central PA, c/o Matthew B. Ernst, 2550 Kingston Rd., Suite 219, York, PA 17402.   Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 31, 2013       

 

KEENE Shirley (Keene) Millard

age 85, of Pine Street, Waverly, New York, died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at ElderWood Senior Care, Waverly, New York.  She was born June 23, 1927 in Waverly, a daughter of Floyd and Susie (Hoover) Keene.  After graduating from Waverly High School, she entered the work force and for the better part of her life was employed by Tioga General Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was an avid bowler – involved for over 50 years - inducted in the Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame and a member of the 600 club. She was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Eastern Star and the Barton Methodist Church.  She was predeceased by her husband Robert Millage of Barton, N.Y., in 1952 and her husband of over 43 years Clifford Millard of Waverly, N.Y., in 2009. She was also predeceased by her youngest daughter Patricia Millard in 2011, her stepson Fred Millard in 2004, her daughter in-law Arleta Millage in 2008 and her brother Ed Keene in 2012.  She is survived by her children and their spouses: Bob and (Kathy) Millage of Barton, Ron Millage of Barton, Sue and (Rusty) Morgan of Virginia Beach, Pam and (Steve) Zwierlein of Nichols and Norma and (Joe) Kurtz of Candor; stepchildren: Rose Millard of Troy, Dale Marshall of Elmira, Paul and Rose Millard of Waverly, June Marshall of Elmira, and Gene and Lyn Millard of Waverly.  Also surviving are siblings Dick and Lois Keene of Nichols, Gerry and Mary Keene of Waverly, Jim and Elizabeth Birney of Waverly, Fred and Lois Hill of Barton and Maurice and Louise Fay of Athens; sister-in-law Carol Keene of Barton; 26 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Shirley’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring her memory at noon. A special tribute to Shirley’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity. Burial will be in Barton Cemetery, Barton, New York.     Sayre Morning Times – January 29, 2013  

 

KEMP Nita S. Kleinschmidt

age 88, of Bath, NY died Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility.  She was born in Elmira, NY January 1, 1925 the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Hyde Kemp.  Mrs. Kleinschmidt retired as a Bookkeeper for Herff Jones of Buffalo, NY and Gettysburg, PA.  She was a member and past president of the Braunschidle Post American Legion Auxilliary of Kenmore, NY. She was a member of the Eastern Stars of Gettysburg, PA and Montour Falls, NY and an active member of the Centenary United Methodist Church of Bath.  She is survived by two daughters, Ruth E.(Joel) Kowles of Tonawanda, NY and Carol (Robert) Battaglia of Hammondsport, NY; three grandchildren, Janet (John) Grove, Andrew (Yuko) Edsall and Jeffrey Edsall.  She was predeceased by her husband George F. Kleinschmidt.   A memorial service will be held locally, at a later date to be announced.   Corning Leader – January 23, 2013     

 

MERRICK Sarah J

The Agitator – Wednesday, June 6, 1906

—A dispatch was received on Sunday morning announcing the death at San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday night of Mrs. Sarah J. Elliott, wife of Hon. Mortimer F. Elliott, of New York, formerly of Wellsboro. The cause of Mrs. Elliott's death was pneumonia. She had been an invalid for years and had resided in the South for a long time on account of her health. She was about 59 years of age.  Sbe was a daughter of the late Israel Merrick, of Delmar, and a sister of Major George W. Merrick, of this borough and Postal Clerk Ellis J. Merrick, of the Lyons and Williamsport route.  No further particulars were received up to last evening. The burial will probably be at San Antonio.     The Agitator – Wednesday, June 6, 1906        

 

MIX Phyllis L. Schillinger

81, of Tunkhannock, PA passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock, with her loving family by her side. Born July 6, 1931 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Arlie (Carrington) Mix. Her husband, Harold Otto Schillinger, Jr., predeceased her in 1993.  She was a graduate of the Waverly High School Class of 1949. After high school she married Harold Otto Schillinger, Jr. in 1959. They owned and operated Crystella Dairy Farm in Elk Lake from 1959 to 1985 when they bought the Edgefield Court Motel in Wyalusing. Phyllis owned it until 1995, two years after her husband, Harold passed away. She retired to her home in Lake Carey, and in later years became a resident of Tunkhannock.  Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Thomas Bidner of Baton Rouge, LA, Deborah and Steven Grimm of Branchville, NJ, Janet Schillinger of Lake Ariel, Lois and Brian Gregory of Tunkhannock; sons and daughters-inlaw, John and Jade Schillinger of Laceyville, Jerry and Debbie Hoffman of Vienna, WV; 16 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joyce and John Rudzianski of Elk Lake, Christine Rolnick of Lakewood, NJ, Barbara Williams of Reading, MA, William and Nena Schillinger of New York, NY; numerous nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughters, Donna Schillinger and Jean VanTassel and a granddaughter, Amanda J. Grimm.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 712 South Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517 or to the charity of one’s choice.    Wyalusing Rocket Courier – January 24, 2013   

 

MORTON Elizabeth L. Carapella

age 84, of Bethany Village in Horseheads, formerly of Davis Road in Corning, NY died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Betty was born on July 26, 1928 in Corning to Charles and Frances (Soich) Morton.  She married Gene Carapella in 1948 in Corning and was preceded in death by him in 2010.  Betty enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, and playing euchre, pinochle and bingo.  For many years she was an avid gardener and was especially proud of her beautiful roses and perennial gardens.   Always an animal lover, Betty doted on her family pets throughout the years along with tending to the numerous backyard birds and other wildlife in the yard.  Betty appreciated the staff and friends she made at the Bethany Village Orchard View dementia care unit where she called home these last two years.  Her survivors include two daughters, Judith O'Connell of Corning and Janice Merola (Jarious Peterson) of Painted Post; five grandchildren: Christopher O'Connell of Corning, Stephanie (Steven) Garner of Corning, Amie (Richard) Bills of Big Flats, Michael Merola (Stephen Santangelo) of Willington, CT, and Scott Merola (Vicki Soper) of Corning; great grandchildren: Nicholas, Alexander, Hannah, Emily, Bryan, Grace and Tanner; several nieces and nephews.  Betty was predeceased by three brothers: Walter, Joseph, and Donald Morton; and by her sister, Mildred Tawney.  The funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 East First Street in Corning.  Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s name to: Alzheimer’s Association, 425 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14626 or Finger Lakes SPCA, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810.     Corning Leader – January 23, 2013   

 

MURRAY Marjorie J. “Margie” Morris

87, of Sayre, Pa., died on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  She was born on June 16, 1925 in Groton, N.Y., a daughter of the late Floyd and Ida Dutton Murray.  Margie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed cooking.  She is predeceased by her son Dennis Morris in 1995, and a sister Ruth Bell.  Margie is survived by her husband of 53 years Cyril “Cy” at home; children, John and Joanne Curran of Corning, N.Y., Judy LaFritz of Bardstown, Ky., and James Morris of Spokane, Wash.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Eleanor Whelan of Lewiston, N.Y.; sisters-in-law Evelyn Jones of Towanda, Pa., Alma Randall of Forty Fort, Pa., Yvonne (Sam) Finley of Lake City, Fla., and Joanne Fairchild of Sheshequin, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A Memorial Service will be announced by the family at a later date. The family is being assisted by the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in Margie’s memory to the: Salvation Army, 314 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.   Sayre Morning Times – January 24, 2013     

 

NAGLE Warren C. “Bud” Nagle

M.D. of Athens, Pa., died peacefully at home on Jan. 20, 2013.  He was born on Sept. 4, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Dr. Frank O. and Alice Zahm Nagle.  Warren graduated from Episcopal Academy, and then joined the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge from the service, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School. He interned at Lankenau Hospital, followed by a four year residency in Urology at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Upon completion of his residency, he opened a private practice in Carlisle, Pa., and then joined the Guthrie Clinic in 1962. Dr. Nagle was appointed Chief of Urology, serving in that position for 24 years, retiring in 1991 after practicing at Guthrie Clinic for 29 years.   As a child, Warren spent summers at the family home in Ocean Grove, N.J., and after his retirement, he enjoyed spending time there with his family, especially his grandchildren. In addition to serving in his community upon retirement, he spent much of his time gardening, reading, and traveling to many parts of the world. One of his greatest pleasures was traveling to visit his grandchildren and attending their numerous school and athletic events. Warren was a long-time member of St. John Lutheran Church, Bradford County Humane Society, and Spaulding Memorial Library.  He is predeceased by his brother W. William Nagle, M.D. Warren is survived by his wife of 59 years Ardelle Hemmig Nagle, at home; children Warren C. (Joyce) Nagle Jr. of White River, Vt., Sheryl E. Nagle, M.D. (Jeffrey Ogorzalek, M.D.) of Clarksville, Md., and Elizabeth A. Nagle (Michael O'Connell) of Wilton, Conn.; grandchildren Aidan, Conor and Isabelle Nagle, Amanda, Jeremy and Emily Ogorzalek, and Kevin, Erin and Brian O'Connell; brother Frank O. (Alvina) Nagle Jr. of Gladwyne, Pa.; a niece, several nephews, and their families, and a dear family friend who was like a daughter Bonnie Brigham Packer of Athens, Pa.  Friends and family may call on from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Alexandra Liepe officiating.  Burial will be in St. Paul's Evangelical Church Cemetery, Catawissa, Pa.   Memorial donations may be made in Dr. Nagle's memory to: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850; Spaulding Memorial Library, 724 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810, or St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, PA 18840.  Towanda Daily Review  – January 22, 2013

 

NICHOLS Linda K. Powers

age 62, of Elkland, PA, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Linda was born June 27, 1951 in Blossburg, PA a daughter of Annette (Fuller) Nichols. She was employed as a cashier at Pump n Pantry in Lawrenceville, PA.   Linda is survived by 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, William and Stephanie Clemons of Jacksonville, NC, John Joseph Clemons, Jr. of Potterbrook, PA, and Lance Gleason; two daughters, Katrina King of Tioga, PA and Misty Gleason of Westfield, PA; 4 special grandchildren, John Cook, Shanadel King, Shy-La King and Cody Clemons; 6 additional grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, John Joseph Clemons in 1973.  In keeping with Linda’s wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Funeral home obituary – January 20, 2013 

 

OLSEN Margaret Borghild Skidmore 

Elmira: Age 86, died on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born February 4, 1926 in Bergen, Norway the daughter of Cornelius and Martha (Okland) Olsen. Her husband Willis J. Skidmore predeceased her in 1969. Margaret is survived by her daughter Barbara Skidmore, Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Susan Skidmore, Elmira; grandchildren, Eric Skidmore with wife Jennifer and children, Seanna, Samara and Neil, Lowman; Emily Coletta with husband Joel, Elmira. Margaret was a school photographer working in Long Island, NY prior to coming to Elmira to be near her children. Active in the community she was a volunteer with the Food Bank and Community Kitchen. Margaret enjoyed gardening, writing poems, traveling, and walking the beaches in New Jersey. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut Street, Elmira. This day would have been Margaret's 87th birthday. Those wishing may remember Margaret with a donation to a charity of their choice.   Star Gazette – January 26, 2013 

 

OSBORNE Thomas L. Osborne 

Age 61, died on January 15, 2013 surrounded by the love of his family. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Beatrice Cardone Osborne; mother, Norma (Ronald) Halstead; sister, Nancy (Furman) Kendall; sisters-in-law, Mary Margaret Samson, Anna (Bruce) DeDominick; uncle, Donald (Mary) Smith; several nieces, nephews, great nephews & nieces and many trusted friends. He is predeceased in death by grandparents, Leo (Mildred) Smith; Father, James Osborne; In-Laws, Vincent (Margaret) Cardone; brother-in-law, Francis P. Samson. Tom was faithful to the Lord; loved his family and pets; cherished his friends and loyal to his country. Tom was hard working; maintained their home with much respect; gardened and canned with skills taught by his grandparents, enjoyed traveled, fun loving, easy going, happy and an appreciative soul. We are very saddened by the death of our beloved Tom; we invite you to calling hours at the Oakwood Methodist Church on Saturday January 26, 2013 between the hours of 10:00AM-11:00AM; followed by his Funeral Service. In Lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made in memory of Tom to the Oakwood Methodist Church; where he was a devoted member since birth. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.     Star Gazette – January 20, 2013

 

PEALER Diane Elaine STANTON (1943 - 2013)

Age 69 of Elmira died January 19, 2013. She is survived by her children: Richard (Gwen) Stanton; Nevin Stanton; Cheryl (Ron) Strong; Sylvia (Keith) Borden; siblings: Richard (Janice) Pealer; Rebecca (Warren) Smith; Sylvia (Tom) Hom; several grandchildren & great-grandchildren; friend Carole Blake. The memorial is Saturday Jan 26, @ 306 Horner Street Elmira 1p.m-3p.m. Arrangements by LYNCH FUNERAL HOME.     Star Gazette – January 25, 2013    

 

PIKE Noel K. Pike

Noel K. Pike 31 of Afton passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 28, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.   She was born December 15, 1981, daughter of Charles and Teresa (Holtslander) Pike in Craig, CO.  Noel graduated from Sidney Central School with the Class of 2000. She was currently enrolled as a student with Broome Community College studying health sciences and radiology.  Noel is survived by her son - Donovan Lema, Afton; Parents - Charles and Teresa Pike, Nineveh; Sisters - Christina and Kevin Bennett, Skaneateles; Crystal and Jerry Powers, Morovia;  Rayne Pike, Nineveh; Autmune and Sam Arotsky, Sherburne; Dakota Pike, Bainbridge; Brother - Douglass and Heidi Pike, Bath; Best Friend - Lisa Munrett, Mahopac; Many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and nephews.  Friends may call Friday, February 1, from 7 to 9 PM and Saturday, February 2, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel 21 Main St. Sidney. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM in the Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Autumne Arotsky (Noel's sister) 177 West Hill Road Sherburne, NY 13460 to benefit Noel's son Donovan.  Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel Sidney.    Funeral home obituary - January 31, 2013   

 

REINBOLD Gladys T. Weaver

89 of South Waverly, Pa., died Monday evening, January 21, 2013 at Ashton Health Care in Athens, Pa.  Gladys was born in Waverly, N.Y., on December 24, 1923 the daughter of Paul and Hattie (Riley) Reinbold.   She was a graduate of Waverly High School and Elmira Business Institute and in early years was employed in personal finance in Sayre for five years. She was later employed by the Kasco Mill in Waverly, which later became Agway Mills, for 25 years until her retirement in 1986.  Gladys was a member of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre and was a member of the former St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly. Gladys enjoyed serving as a volunteer at the Epiphany School for many years, caring for her dogs, and reading.  Surviving are her husband, Leon H. Weaver at home, and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Reinbold and sister, Elizabeth Sullivan.  A memorial mass will be held at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Ave. Sayre, Pa., at a later date.  Interment will be private in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa.  There are no calling hours. Contributions may be directed to the Epiphany School, 627 Stevenson St., Sayre, PA 18840 or to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 in Gladys T. Weaver’s memory.    Sayre Morning Times – January 23, 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. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads.    Star Gazette – January 20, 2013     

 

RUPERT David C. Rupert

age 73, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in Highland Care Center, Laporte, PA. Born on August 27, 1939 in Beech Creek, PA, he was the son of LeRoy and Anna Belle (Waite) Rupert. David is survived by his wife, Emma Lou (Ross) Rupert.  Prior to his retirement, David was employed in the bridge construction industry. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wellsboro, PA and was an avid golfer.  In addition to his wife, Emma Lou, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeff and Mary Ellen Rupert of Wellsboro, PA, Jerry Rupert of Boone, Iowa; a brother, Eddie Rupert of Beech Creek, PA; a sister, Anna Meskell of Beech Creek, PA; two grandchildren, Justin and Adrianna Rupert and a sister-in-law, Anna Mae Rupert of Beech Creek, PA. David was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jillian Rupert in 2010 and a brother, Russell Rupert.   In keeping with Davids wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in Davids memory to the Jillian Rupert Memorial Scholarship Fund, Wellsboro High School, 225 Nichols Street, Wellsboro, PA, 16901. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.   Funeral home obituary – January 31, 2013

 

SANFORD Donald J. Sanford

age 80, of Corning, NY died Friday, January 25, 2013, at Corning Hospital. Don was born on December 23, 1932 in Dansville, NY to James and Dorothea (Locey) Sanford. He married Eva Allen in Corning in 1954. He served in the Air Force as an electrician and mechanic from 1952 to 1954. He worked for Corning Glass Works as a machinist and toolmaker, and retired in 1995 with 35 years of service to the company. He was a member of American Legion and V.F.W. in Corning. Don loved woodworking and made cabinets and furniture. He is survived by his wife, Eva; three sons, Donald (Kay) Sanford of Hammondsport, Earl (Angela) Sanford of Campbell, and Dale (Crystal) Sanford of Dixon, MO; sister, Dorothy (Donald) Manning of Branchport, NY; brother, Ronald (Martha) Sanford of Coopers Plains; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Shirley Sanford of Coopers Plains; several nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Sanford; and by his sisters, Patricia Bell and Mina Jean Sanford. Private family services will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post. Arrangements have been entrusted to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 East First Street in Corning. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society , 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901.   Star Gazette – January 28, 2013

 

SCHRINER Clora "Toby Ginny" V. Miller

74, Wellsboro, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.  She was the wife of the late Gerald G. Miller who predeceased her on Feb. 22, 1998. Clora was born October 26, 1938, in Williamsport, the daughter of the late Edward and Clora Saunders Schriner.   She was retired from Mergenthaler Linotype. Clora was a member of Morris United Methodist Church. She was involved with her church and community, volunteering for many events. She enjoyed reading and sewing. Clora was a committed caregiver, for over 34 years for her son, Gerald, Jr.   Surviving are her son, Gerald G. Miller, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Kim Grinnell (Dan); two grandchildren, Samantha and Brandon Grinnell; great-grandson, Owen Grinnell, all of Wellsboro; brother, Delmore Schriner of Tioga. Clora was preceded in death by her brother, Durwood Schriner; sister, Edwina Schriner; two half-brothers, Merton and Lyle Vail and half-sister, Iris Brown.   Friends and family are invited to Clora's Life Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorial service will follow at 7 p.m., with Pastor Keith Diehl officiating.    Wellsboro Gazette – January 29, 2013      

 

SEELEY Merle Guy Seeley

age 72, Millerton, PA, died Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Merle was born October 22, 1940 in Westfield, PA, a son of Irene Seeley. He was predeceased by his wife, Connie (Bentley) Seeley. He enjoyed working on small engines and the outdoors.   Merle is survived by two brothers, Donald (Sandy) Paul of Westfield, PA, Ronald Paul of Harrison Valley, PA; two sisters, Bessie (Aaron Thorne) Paul of Galeton, PA, Beverly (Edwin) Moon of Westfield, PA; several cousins, 3 nieces and one uncle.  In keeping with Merles wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 28, 2013    

 

SHORT Priscilla Ann (Sally) Short Taylor Lott Chabot Haner

of Nichols, joined her soul mate, Marvin Haner, on January 25, 2013. He was waiting for her with Barney their faithful companion by his side. Born Jan. 20, 1939, to Lewis Francis and Naomi Grace (Llewellyn) Short; she was nicknamed Sally by her big sister, Vivian. Sally never followed the easy path, but rather enjoyed blazing her own trails. A friend of Bill W. for 31 years, Sally went to college late in life, choosing Addiction Counseling as her final career path. She had found her passion and she was sought after by many organizations.  She worked for Clifton Springs Alcohol Rehab, Chit-Chat is Westfield, Pa., and The Dick Van Dyke Treatment Center in Willard, N.Y. It was at Willard that she picked up her last nickname, “Cocaine Sally,” because she worked with the cocaine addicts. Many lives were changed for the better because of her passion. Sally is survived by her children Donna (Dan) Martin and David Taylor; her grandchildren:  John (Crystal) Martin and their children, Emily, Hannah and Gideon of Lake Placid, Ashley (Peter) Martin and their children Micah and Abigail of Cortland, and Christopher Witty of Cortland; and her sisters, Vivian Settel and Caroline Smith; along with many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her loving brothers: Alan, Lewis, Douglas, Frederick, Thomas, Gary and Danny Short; and several nieces and nephews.  A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Nichols United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to noon. A memorial service and a celebration of Sally’s life will follow at noon with Rev. Joyce Allen, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Gibson Corners Cemetery.  The family will be providing flowers and ask that memorial contributions be directed to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892.    Sayre Morning Times – January 28, 2013   

 

SNELL Gladys M.

Was born May 25, 1948 in Waverly, NY the daughter of the late Nelson and Marion (Pratt) Snell, went home to be with her Jesus on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 64. She is survived by her sister, Barbara (Robert) Grace; brother, Jesse (Jean) Snell; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. For over 40+ years, Gladys resided with Ed and Marianne Bunke, caring for their four children and their children. She was a faithful member at the Elmira Christian Center. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Elmira Christian Center 235 East Miller Street Elmira, NY 14904 on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 and 5:00 to 6:00 PM. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 6 PM. Reverend David Cook will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Elmira Christian Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – January 30, 2013   Star Gazette – January 30, 2013    

 

SPENCER Betty Spencer Campbell

Betty Spencer Campbell's Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM. All are welcome.    Star Gazette – January 26, 2013

 

STEWART James "Jim" Stewart

longtime Towanda area resident, died unexpectedly at the Robert Packer Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Jim was born Jan. 4, 1946, in Norristown, Pa., a son of the late Ardemus and Inez Stewart. Jim graduated from Central Bucks High School in Doylestown, Pa. in 1963. He then attended Kutztown University through his junior year. Following his college years, Jim was employed as a cabinet maker in the Philadelphia area. During this time, he also moonlighted as a musician for various bands. In 1973, Jim relocated to Towanda where he was employed as a salesman for Rynone Industries for a number of years. In 1980 he entered into business as Kitchens by Jim Stewart on Main Street, Towanda which he owned and operated for three years. He was subsequently employed by Harvey Chernosky at Superior Paints in Towanda until 1994 and later by Fairchild's Hardware until his health began declining. Jim was active in the Towanda community having helped to organize Summerfest, which later became Riverfest. Jim was also active in the Towanda Business Association and served as an officer for several years. Jim is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Cullen J. Stewart and Kimberly Stewart of Portland, Maine; grandson Rory Stewart of Portland, Maine; brother and sister-in-law John S. and Wendy Stewart of Doylestown, Pa.; his constant companion Murphy; and his family friends at the office of Joseph Cama MD; Cookies Canteen; and the Red Rose Diner.  A gathering for family and friends will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at the Riverstone Inn, Wysox, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – January 26, 2013

 

STEWART Joan E. Howe

72 of Pease Hill Rd., Nelson died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at her home.  Born April 6, 1940 in Caton, NY, she was the daughter of the late Adelbert and Winona (Hackett) Stewart.  She is survived by her husband, John K. Howe; a son, Bruce (Melissa) Kirk of Elmira, NY; two daughters, Kristi (Todd) Brown and Michelle (Eric) Whalen, both of Knoxville, PA; step sons, John Paul (Diantha) Howe of Caton, NY, Tom (Faith) Howe, Andrew (Michelle) Howe and Dan (Brenda) Howe, all of Lawrenceville, PA; step daughter, Amy (Mike) Coates of Tioga, PA; her brothers, Gary Stewart of Caton, NY, Duane (Sue) Stewart of Nelson, PA and Gene (Linda) Stewart of Erwin, NY; her sisters, Pat Mangus of Louisville, KY, Lorraine (Neal) Butler of Elkland, PA, Barbara (Donald) Migliore of Florida, Lucille (Van) Emmons of Westfield, PA and Melva (Michaleen) Stewart of Albuquerque, NM; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Joan was preceded in death by two sons, Daryl and Marty Kirk.  A memorial service will be held at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA on Saturday, 2:00 PM with Pastor Sandra Hemker officiating.   Corning Leader – January 24, 2013

 

SWISHER M. Gwen Hall

75, of North Mountain, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.  Born Sept. 27, 1937, in Bloomsburg, she was a daughter of the late H. Glenn and T. Marion (Worthington) Swisher. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John A. Hall on June 3, 2009.  Gwen was a graduate of Penn State and was a member of the Penn State Alumni Association. She was a member of Franklin Bethel United Methodist Church and enjoyed volunteering with Meals On Wheels. After retiring in 1991 as a registered dietician, she and her husband returned home to operate her family's business, Swisher's Country Store.  Surviving are a daughter, Jolene and husband Stan Sloter of Bethesda, Md.; two sons, John R. Hall of Montoursville and Marshall and wife Alison Hall of Hughesville; a sister, O. Maureen Swisher of Unityville; and six grandchildren, Kelsey Sloter, Andrea Sloter, Autumn Hall, Christopher Hall, Lauren Hall and Camryn Hall.  The funeral will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Franklin Bethel United Methodist Church, Unityville, with Rev. Dan Cale and William VanHorn co-officiating. Burial will be held privately in Franklin Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.    Star Gazette – January 24, 2013

 

TAYLOR Patricia A. Culver

Age 61, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, January 19, 2013. She was born on June 11, 1951 in Elmira, NY to the late Orvis and Frances (Cooper) Taylor. Patricia is survived by her husband, Francis Culver of Elmira; daughter, Kathy (Dennis Mitstifer) Taylor of Ithaca; special brother, Frank (Carol Davis) Taylor of Elmira; brother, Raymond (Rose) Spearman of Elmira; sisters, Becky (John) Laba of Wurtsboro, NY, Rosemarie Hollern of Elmira and Margaret Rivenburg of Binghamton; special nieces, Elizabeth and Angela Laba; along with several other nieces and nephews; step-sons, Marc and Jeremiah Culver; longtime friends, Chaplain Buck and Eleanor Lateral and Pastor Nada Walcheski. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Patricia on Saturday, January 26th at 10 a.m. at the Elmira Christian Center in Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – January 23, 2013

 

THOMPSON Margaret T. "Fidge" Glenwright

87, of Tioga, Pa., died Jan. 23, 2013, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  She was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Newton Ransom, Pa., the daughter of Maurice and Lydia Thompson. Fidge was a retired high school music teacher from Williamson Jr. Sr. High School. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, James; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and David Egner of Bel Air, Md.; a son and daughter-in-law, Fredrick and Diane Glenwright of Muncy, Pa.; a granddaughter, Sara Egner of Malta, N.Y.; and a sister, Florence Jamison of Clarks Summit, Pa.  Friends are invited to a memorial service at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Debbie Button officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Williamson Jr. Sr. High School, c/o N. Tioga Schools, 110 Ellison Road, Elkland, PA 16920.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – January 24, 2013   

 

WALES Harrison W. Wales

age 84, of Millerton, PA, died Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Williamsport, PA. Harrison was born March 28, 1928 in Elmira, NY, a son of William B. and Minna (Henry) Wales. He was married to Erma L. (Miller) Wales. Harrison was a graduate of Millerton High School and worked as a welder and farmer. He enjoyed reading, telling stories and playing cards. Harrison was a member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church.  Harrison is survived by 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin (Patricia) Wales of Millerton, PA, Jeff (Linda) Wales and Keith Wales of Jackson Summit, PA, Greg (Kathy) Wales of TN; Alfred and Barb Wales of GA; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia (Alex) Stavisky and Karan (Barry) Kirby of FL; 10 grandchildren, Kevin, Jr., Bradley, Aimee, Cindy, Mike, Chad, Megan, Katie, Mike and Ashley; 10 great grandchildren; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, George (Beverly) Wales and Donald (Janet) Wales of Jackson Summit, PA, Robert Wales of AZ, a sister, Frances Woughton of Pine City, NY. Harrison was predeceased by 4 sisters, Eva Purvis, Leda Montgomery, Laura Miller and Hazel Pettit; 3 brothers, Joe Wales, William Wales, Jr., and Max Wales. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Eugene Charsky and Pastor Benjamin Lanning officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Harrison’s memory to the Jackson Summit Baptist Church Elevator Fund, Rte. 328, Millerton, PA 16936 or to the Millerton Senior Center, Back Street, Millerton, PA.    Star Gazette – January 20, 2013 

 

WALKER Suzanne L. Walker Kleckner

of Painted Post, N.Y., went home to her Lord on January 14, 2013.  Born on December 6, 1941, in Waverly, N.Y., to James (Jimmy Tex) and Marjorie Walker.  After marriage in 1964, she resided in Ithaca, N.Y., until moving to Painted Post in 1999.  She graduated from Waverly High School in 1960. Although educated as a radiologic technologist, she chose to be a homemaker and raise her family. She drew faith through her church communities of St. Luke Lutheran Church and later Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The bulk of her energy expended outside the home was spent caring for others. She was dedicated to her church and community, sharing her talents as a Sunday school leader, Scout leader, and class mother, among many other contributions of her time. She touched many lives with her courage and faith.   She was predeceased by her parents and brothers, William and David Walker.  She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Thomas; children William (Paige) Kleckner, Michael Kleckner, Kathryn Kleckner Lawson and Thomas (Megan) Kleckner; beloved grandchildren: Kyle Keri, Nicole, Casen, Aubrey, Brevin and Max; and her brothers James, Robert and John (Janet).   Sue was a loving and compassionate wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend who will be missed dearly by all whose lives were touched by hers. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the St. Luke Lutheran Church, 109 Oak Ave., Ithaca, N.Y. The family will have a private committal service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of one’s choice in Sue’s name.    Sayre Morning Times – January 24, 2013

 

WARFLE Cheryl Janice Patroskey

58, of South Waverly, Pa., passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 at home, following declining health.  Cheryl was born February 8, 1954 at Straights Corners, N.Y., the daughter of Robert A. and Ruth Esther Adams Warfle. She was formerly employed by the Animal Care Sanctuary in East Smithfield, Pa.   Surviving are her sons, Jeffery Scott Smith and his fiancé Amanda Holton of South Waverly, Willard Kenneth Smith Jr. of South Waverly; grandson, Willard Kenneth Smith III of South Waverly; sisters, Jean Kinsley of Sayre, Karolyn Smith of New Albany, Kathleen Hunter of Quicks Bend, Ruth Warfle of LeRaysville; brothers, Lawrence (Phyllis) Adams of Bath, N.Y., John Warfle Sr. and companion Betty Rought of Wyalusing; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and her companion, James Hall of South Waverly.  A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre, Pa., is assisting the family with arrangements. There are no calling hours.    Sayre Morning Times – January 31, 2013

 

WATACH Joan M. (Watach) Dayton

73, of Albany, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Albany Memorial Hospital. Joan was born in Elmira, NY. She retired as a Clerk for the NYS Department of Labor. Predeceased by her husband, Randall Dayton in 2008; a sister, Barbara Jackson; and one granddaughter, Alicia Hoover. Joan is survived by her two sons, Mark (Roberta Clark) Hoover and Michael (Wendy) Hoover; her three brothers, Michael Watach, Jack Watach and James Watach; two grandchildren, Joshua and Daniel Hoover. Funeral services will be held Friday January 25, 2013 12:00PM in the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home Inc., 165 Columbia TPk., Rensselaer. Friends may call prior to the funeral from 11-12PM. Interment will be in Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.    Star Gazette – January 20, 2013      Star Gazette – January 20, 2013 

 

WHITAKER Louise Converse

79, of Westfield, PA, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.   Born February 12, 1933, in Genesee, PA, she was the daughter of Preston A. and Lucy P. Gardner Whitaker. On September 11, 1951, in Genesee, she married Vernie H. Converse, who predeceased her in 1996.   She was a school bus driver in the Northern Potter and Northern Tioga School Districts for 25 years, retiring in 1990.  Surviving are: two sons, Wayne Converse of Westfield, PA and Dean Converse of Leola, PA; a daughter, Diane Patton of Philadelphia, PA; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.   In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Deidre Newberry; and a daughter-in-law, Tina Converse.   Friends may call Friday, February 1, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Edward Heyler will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance, Sabinsville, PA 16943.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – January 31, 2013

 

WOOD Ronald Eugene Wood, (Ron)

76 years old, of Elmira, NY, died on January 26, 2013. The calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira NY. The funeral services will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11:00am at Olthof Funeral Home and will be officiated by Minister James Radford.  Ronald was born in Elmira, NY on September 15, 1936. He graduated from Edison High School in Elmira Heights, NY. Ronald was married to Linda Stanton on March 23, 1963; they were married 49 years. Ronald was a Veteran of the US Air Force and worked as a Bartender for Moretti's Restaurant in Elmira, NY for more than 20 years. He enjoyed playing Euchre, putting jigsaw puzzles, together, drinking a cold beer and spending time with his family. After his retirement he was actively involved in volunteering his time with RSVP where he and his dog Baily would take people to their Doctors appointments in the local community, and he performed deliveries for Meals on Wheels for a number of years.  Ronald is survived by his loving wife Linda; his sons, James (wife Carol), Keith, Mark (wife Patty), Eugene (wife Tina); 9 grandchildren, Alan, Stephen, Brandon, Jennifer, Mark, Bryan, Dominick, Hunter, Aiden and 1 great grandchild, Michael. Ronald Eugene Wood is preceded in death by his father, James Wood and his mother, Lena Wood.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Chemung County SPCA. The family of Ronald Wood wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses, Hospice and caregivers whose professionalism and compassion allowed Ronald to go through his last months with us with dignity and respect. Special thanks to Tammy Moberg of the Chemung County Nursing facility.  Star Gazette - January 29, 2013 

 

WOODHOUSE Lois Phillips (O’Brien, Woodhouse)

72, died at her home in Bath on Tuesday January 22, 2013 after an extended battle with cancer.  A retired nurse, she graduated from Corning Northside in 1957, and Arnot Ogden School of Nursing in 1959. Lois would shortly after marry Robert O’Brien. Lois worked as a nurse and later head nurse at Arnot Ogden Hospital from 1959 until 1979 and at the Bath Veteran’s Administration from 1979 until 1998. She later earned her BSN at Elmira College in 1992. Lois was a member of the Harvest Baptist Church and Kings Daughters and Sons; she had a strong faith in God. Lois and her husband Dewaine, wintered at their home in Winter Haven, Florida. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gospel concerts, reading, cooking, gardening, shopping and traveling and had visited the Caribbean, England, Israel, Alaska and Vancouver, B.C. while her health still permitted.  Lois was predeceased by her husband Robert in 1999, son Timothy in 1968 and her parents Fred in 2000 and Margaret in 2004 Woodhouse of Wayne, NY.  Lois is survived by her loving husband Dewaine of Bath, NY., her daughters Pamela (Bret) O’Brien Paige of Campbell, NY., Ann (Dennis) Taft of Beaver Dams, NY., her sons Patrick O’Brien of Pulteney, NY., and David (Ken) O’Brien-Davis of Palmyra, NY., step son Craig of El Segundo, CA., her sisters Joyce (Larry) O’Brien of Jacksonville, FL., Susan Woodhouse of Alden, NY., and brother Donald (Kathy) Woodhouse of Hemlock, NY., as well as nieces and nephews, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Lois was a woman of great compassion, hospitality, humility and strength. She will be missed sorely by those whose lives she’d touched.  Calling hours are being observed today Thursday January 24, 2013 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Friday January 25, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm all at the Harvest Baptist Church on Route 54 Bath, NY. Her Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00pm Friday. Her Burial and Committal Service will be on Saturday at 11:00am in Beavers Dam Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers donations can be made in the memory of Lois Phillips to: Family Life Network or the Harvest Baptist Church.   Corning Leader – January 24, 2013

 


 

? Mildred L. (Millie) McMASTERS

Age 81 of Thurston St., Elmira died Saturday, January 12, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband, James McMasters in 1978. She is survived by her sons, Jim McMasters of Springfield, VA, Dale McMasters of Elmira, NY; and daughter, Dorothy (Curt Anderson) McMasters of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Timothy, Jennifer, Andrea and Alex; great grandchildren, Nick, Kaden and, Kayleigh; numerous nieces and nephews; siblings, Nellie, Isaac, Mary, Bob, Rich and Lucille. She is also predeceased by her mother, Emma; grandchild, Andy; and brothers, Tom, Will, Don, and Bert. Mildred was a waitress at the former Nicks Restaurant in Horseheads. She was a member of the American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliary and also an avid bingo player, as well a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and cousin to all. A special thank you to the staff on the 2nd floor at the CCNF, Elmira, NY. A Memorial Service will be held at the Hand in Hand Church located at 390 Warnick St., Elmira, NY 14901 on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10 a.m., followed by a small luncheon and fellowship. Cards may be sent to the McMaster Family, 310 W. Thurston St., Elmira, NY 14901.   Star Gazette – January 26, 2013   

 

? Shirley M. Millard

age 85 of Waverly, New York died on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Elderwood Senior Care, Waverly, New York.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10 a.m. to noon, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Shirley’s life will follow the visitation with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield honoring her memory at noon. A special tribute to Shirley’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity. Burial will be in Barton Cemetery, Barton, New York.   Birth Date: June 23, 1927  Birth Place: Waverly, New York.   Sayre Morning Times – January 28, 2013  

 

? Dorothy A. "Dottie" PACI 

Of Horseheads, died on Friday, January 18, 2013, at the age of 67. Dorothy was born January, 10, 1946 in Peekskill, NY.  Devoted mother of Sharon Klaus, Diana and Nick Medina of Horseheads, Melanie Klaus and Jennifer Voss of Landsdale, PA; grandmother of Kayla, Joseph, Antonio and Madyson Medina and Hannah Voss. Also survived by life partner, Roger Catron, the Clark families, Moniz families and several friends and loved ones. The family expresses great appreciation to her "Bethany Manor friends", caregivers and hospital personnel for their care and love through the last eight years and especially in recent weeks. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, from 4-5 p.m. with Funeral Service to follow at 5 p.m. She will be laid to rest at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – January 21, 2013        

 


 

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