Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

 

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

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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 Six
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 Andrea "Andy" Anderson Graham

87, of Wellsboro, died the evening of Sunday, May 26, 2013.  Andrea was born in Newville, the daughter of the late Andrew Anderson and Jennie Stockman Anderson. Andy graduated from Doylestown High School in 1943 and lived in the Doylestown area until relocating to Wellsboro in 1978. Andy worked for the Price Panel of Rationing Board after high school. She was employed as secretary to the editor and business manager of the Doylestown Intelligencer for six years and then assisted her husband, William J. Graham, in the building contractor business. She began her real estate career in 1972 in Bucks County then in 1978, continued as an agent and broker in Tioga County where she remained involved in real estate until the age of 82. She was a real estate licensing instructor for nine years. Andy devoted over 30 years to volunteer work and community service in the Doylestown area beginning as a Sunday school teacher at age 16, as a 4-H leader for ten years, and a Cub Scout leader. She volunteered with the Girl Scouts for 24 years as a leader, trainer, counselor, and delegate and received recognition from the Freedom Valley Girl Scout Council for her years of service. She was a member of the Doylestown Chapter Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Anderson Graham of Ephrata; daughter, Bonnie Anderson Graham of Hatboro; and her son, William J. Graham, Jr. and his wife, Wanda of Neenah, Wis. She is also survived by four granddaughters, Kelly Ling Graham of Ephrata, Rebecca Graham of Rockland, Maine, Trina Graham of Neenah, Wis., Nina Graham Minnear of Oswego, Ill., husband, Erich Minnear, and great- grandson, Brodic Minnear. Her five nieces and their extended families, as well as all members of Andy's extended family were an additional blessing in her life. She is also survived by her faithful and devoted miniature schnauzer, "Max." She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William J. Graham; her grandson, Andrew Christopher Graham; and two sisters, Jane Anderson Carlin and Margaret Anderson King. Andy enjoyed gardening and crafts. She was respected and considered a friend by many given the opportunity to share this lifetime with her.  Her children were truly blessed to have Andrea as a wonderful mother and friend. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and community.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service, at 1 p.m., Friday, May 31, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 301 North Main St., Doylestown, where her viewing will begin at noon. Interment will be private.    Wellsboro Gazette – May 29, 2013

 

ASELINE Gregg E. Aseline

age 64, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Moncks Corner, SC after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Isabella Aseline; and his loving wife of 30 years, Patricia A. Aseline. Gregg is survived by his three children, Tonya Fleming (James) of Millerton, PA, Diane Rote (Jim Copp) of Mansfield, PA and David Aseline of Monroe, NC; his sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl (Tom) Leshick of Elmira Heights, NY; seven grandchildren and four nieces and nephews. Gregg was employed by Hardinge Inc. for 23 years before relocating to South Carolina, where he worked at Meyer Industries as a Manufacturing Engineer before his retirement in 2004. Gregg was an avid bowler, golfer, scuba diver, and was an enthusiast of salt water fish. Per his wishes, there will be no calling hours and he will be laid to rest with his wife at a later date. In lieu of flowers, and cards, donations can be made to Amedysis Hospice of South Carolina, 1027 Physician's Drive, Suite 240, Charleston, SC 29414. The family would like to thank Amedysis for their assistance in providing excellent care to father.  Star Gazette – May 29, 2013 

 

BAKER George Marvin Baker

of Hollenback, Pa., died gracefully on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a poised confrontation of more than 20 years with Parkinson's disease. His wife was at his side. Born on May 29, 1933, he was the son of Ralph Lee and Nettie Cooper Baker. He was in his 80th year.  A native of Pavo, a small town in southern Georgia, Marvin grew up in a rural setting of peach and pecan orchards, tobacco and cotton fields, and gardens of sweet potatoes, okra and field peas in a town known as "Dixie's Garden Spot." He earned summer spending money loading watermelons in beds of straw on railcars headed north. Except for one grandmother, who thought her flower garden was the most important thing in life (her garden was always filled with color), he was born into a family who thought the "flower" business and the "artistic" business inappropriate, so he was pushed toward education as a profession and also as a practical matter: science teachers always have jobs. Valedictorian of his 24-member high school class at age 16, Marvin went on to work his way through Berry College in Rome, Ga. (in the college's forty acre vegetable garden) and to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Science with minors in education and English. He began his teaching career in small south Georgia high schools teaching whatever was needed: English, typing, general science, biology, chemistry, and physics, even ballroom dancing.  Unexpectedly drafted in 1956 between the Korean Conflict and the war in Vietnam, Marvin served as a cryptographer with the highest security clearance in the U.S. Army's Far East Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. During his time in Japan, he also taught English to Japanese students and edited the Battalion newspaper. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserve until 1962. Returning to the United States, he moved to take a job at Lake City Junior College in Florida, teaching college level biology and creative writing and within three years was appointed chairman of the Division of Science. He was awarded a number of outstanding teaching awards and was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education. Teaching and learning, always improving his own skills, Marvin pursued the academic life of both creative student and creative teacher with graduate work at Birmingham Southern University and at the University of Georgia. He was awarded funding by the National Science Foundation for both Academic Year Institutes and NSF Summer Institutes and he became a National Defense Education Act Fellow at UGA for four consecutive years. At the University of Georgia Marvin taught biology and botany in the School of Arts and Sciences; he also taught in the UGA School of Environmental Design. In 1973 he took a position at a new unit of the University System of Georgia in Swainsboro, Ga., where he spent the rest of his career at East Georgia State College.  Marvin had a unique style of teaching coupled with a fine sense of humor, a rapier wit and great compassion for his students; he was a master teacher who touched the lives of many people whether they were within or outside of the educational system. Formal lectures and labs, field trips, nature walks and retreats, plus all manner of books, debates, stories and humor, good food and a home always open to students at any hour of the day or night provided a venue for conveying every sort of information plus the desire to become life-long observers and risk-taking learners. He interacted with colleagues as well as students on an infinite number of issues and was well known for his innovative skills at bringing diverse communities of individuals together in outdoor venues such as beautiful Sapelo Island on the coast of Georgia and Great Spruce Head Island in Maine to examine the interactions between the natural world and the influence of Homo sapiens. He retired in 1999 as Professor Emeritus of Biology in the University System of Georgia. Many, many students continued to seek his counsel, to keep in touch with him and visit him; he dearly loved them all.   Impressed with his control of color and design, his first grade teacher invited Marvin to go to Chicago for a summer with her where she worked with the Disney Company as an artist. Marvin's parents thought that was entirely too far for a first-grader from Pavo and though he was eager (especially to ride on the train And to see), he didn't go... so art remained on the sidelines... but his creative life never entirely disappeared. He loved to sing, to act, to read to others, to plant and cook, to paint and draw, to entertain. When opportunities arose he directed plays and was involved with stage, set and costume design for college theater; he taught creative writing at the college level ... and he created drawings and paintings as gifts for his family and friends. Always an artist at heart, he finally announced it when he retired from his science and education activities. Scientists and artists are similar in that they are observers; both look at things closely and acutely. In that sense, a life in science and in education, a life of teaching others to see, is a wonderful preparation for an artist. Marvin approached his art as he had approached his teaching career, working constantly, treasuring the fellowship of other artists across many disciplines, preparing and enjoying exhibitions, talking intimately with those who purchased his work. His works are included in private collections in San Francisco, Boston, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Washington and Atlanta. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1993, art became a solace when he could no longer move about easily in his cherished woods. Many of his most intimate works are filled with expressions of the natural world and with his curiosity, and they are able to communicate that deeply to the viewer. He is survived by his beloved partner and wife of 45 years, Nancy Gamble Walker Baker, of Sugar Run, Pa.; two brothers, Larry Eugene Baker (Sandra) and William Lee Baker, both of Pavo, Ga.; a niece, Shannon Lea (Lee) Smith; and four grandnieces/grandnephews, of Coolidge, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents and by one older brother, Charles Romelus Baker. He will be dearly missed by many, many friends and students.  Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be forwarded to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008 or to The Penn State Center for Private Forests, please contact Carol Leitzell at (814) 863-0401 or cal21@psu.edu for information.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.   Towanda Daily Review – June 2, 2013   

 

BAMFORD Geneva (Bamford) Struwing

Age 96, died May 28, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Geneva was a retired language teacher serving 22 years, most of which was in the Elmira School District. She graduated from Midway (PA) High School and Bethany College in West Virginia. Geneva was a pioneer in the field of developmental disabilities. She and her late husband, Roy, were charter members of the Washington County (PA) ARC. Before moving to Elmira, Geneva and Roy helped organize a group of parents of special needs children in order to create the first ARC class in Burgettstown, PA. Upon their arrival in Elmira, Geneva and Roy found no provisions for their daughter, Janet, so they joined with a group of parents of the developmentally disabled to form a class for their children and to organize the Chemung County ARC. Geneva and Roy each served as president of the board for a term. Later their daughter, Janet, became a resident at the Martha Lloyd School (now the Martha Lloyd Community Services) in Troy, PA. There Geneva continued her involvement in the field of developmental disabilities and served, since its inception, on the Residential Living Committee at Martha Lloyd. In 2000, Geneva was presented with the Lloyd Award for her activity there. She also collaborated in publishing a book, Martha Lloyd: Her Biography to bring to light the dreams and ambitions of this founder of the Martha Lloyd School who encountered many hardships in achieving this lifelong dream. Geneva was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elmira Area Retired Teachers, and served as a Literacy Volunteer for several years teaching English as a Second Language. Geneva was predeceased by her parents, Leonard G. and Myra J. (McCullough) Bamford; her sister, Frances Rohm; husband, Roy; and daughter, Janet; and her special mother-in-law, Maude (Poppy) Struwing. There are no immediate family members surviving. Geneva leaves many friends from the organizations with which she was involved and one special friend, Sylvia Roy, of Gillett, PA and one cousin, Virginia Hauff, of Painted Post. Calling hours will be at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY from 3:00 - 5:00 PM on Saturday, June 1, the funeral immediately following with the Rev. Jane Winters, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, presiding. Interment will be at the North Syracuse Cemetery in North Syracuse, NY. Memorials may be directed to the Martha Lloyd Community Services, 66 Lloyd Lane, Troy, PA 16947 or to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.   Star Gazette – May 31, 2013  

 

BARRETT Glenn W. Barrett

84, died at Augusta Health, May 24, with family members at his side. He was born in Snedekerville, PA, son of Glenn S. and Pearl Warner Barrett. He was preceded in death by his parents; by two sisters, Vera Hall and Rhea Bryant; by a son, Tom. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Sylvia; son, David of Ann Arbor, MI; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Mick Lambert of Staunton, VA; two grandchildren, Kristen Lambert and Liam Lambert; sister, Geraldine Gray of Horseheads, NY, and several nieces and nephews. He graduated from Mansfield State College in Mansfield, PA and from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY. He was full-time pastor of three churches: First Baptist in Chili, NY, First Baptist in Cambridge, OH, and Memorial Baptist in Dayton, OH. After retiring, he was interim pastor in four churches. He also was a volunteer chaplain in several hospitals. A memorial service will be conducted by Jack Wilkers on Saturday, June 1, 11:00 a.m., at Third Presbyterian Church, 1313 Barterbrook Road, Staunton, VA. Memorial gifts may be made to Third Presbyterian's Memorial Fund. The family appreciates the competence and care shown by Augusta Health's emergency room staff. Glenn's body, at his request, was donated to the State Anatomical Board.   Star Gazette – May 29, 2013

 

BeGELL Marvin J.

Marvin J. BeGell, age 86, of Savona, died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on November 23, 1926 in Painted Post, the son of Walter and Anna (Adler) BeGell. He married Dorothy E. Redner on July 13, 1946 at Grace United Methodist Church in Corning. Marvin was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. He was veteran of the U. S. Navy, loved gardening, building and wood carving, having made many carving tributes for other people. Marvin built several houses locally and worked as a self-employed contractor for many years. He was a member of the Campbell United Methodist Church, Campbell American Legion, Masonic Temple, Savona Fire Department, Savona Village Board, and Savona School Board. Marvin always said if you don't learn something every day, it's time to quit. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy E. BeGell; children: David BeGell of Mesa, AZ, Dennis (Debbie) BeGell of Savona, Marla (Jim) Gannon of Pine City, and Tina (John) McKinley of Bath; twelve grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; brother-in-law, James (Marianna) Redner of Corning; and nieces and nephews. Marvin was predeceased by his sister, Beverdine Fuller and brother, Elroy BeGell. Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A Celebration of Marvin's Life will take place on Saturday at 1:00 pm at Campbell United Methodist Church, 8516 Main St., Campbell, NY. Donations may be made to the Savona Library, 15 McCoy Street, Savona, NY 14879.    Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

BENNETT Melvin "Mel" L. Bennett

71, of Marcola, Ore., formerly of Towanda, Pa., died on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at MeKenzie/Willamette Hospital, Springfield, Ore., following a lengthy illness.  He was born on Sept. 14, 1942, in Lansing, Mich., the son of the late Rev. Fenton and Ruth Hendricks Bennett.  Mel worked on a farm in Towanda during his school years and in 1958 was involved in a farming accident which took six months of rehabilitation because of the loss of his right arm from the elbow down. It, however, did not stop him from going back to school, and upon returning, he excelled in gym and was awarded the highest letter for gymnastic rings. He continued his education, graduating in 1961 from Towanda High School. Mel worked as a dispatcher and truck driver for various trucking companies out west. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles and spending time outdoors. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.  Mel is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Cathy at home; children, Richard, Rhonda, Renee, David, Thomas and Caylene at home; sisters, Marcia (David) Collins of Nichols, N.Y., Lisa (Rex) Seymour of East Smithfield, Pa.; numerous grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces Lynda Brown and Deborah Nichols; nephew, Daniel Brown; cousin, Judy (Frank) Marks of Williamsburg, Va., and a special great-niece, Erica Benjamin.  A celebration of Mel's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, Church Street, East Smithfield, Pa., with the Rev. Vern Jackson officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y.   Towanda Daily Review – June 2, 2013  

 

BURMEISTER Kenneth D. Burmeister

80, of Painted Post, NY, died Friday May 24, 2013 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born in Lima, NY, he was the son of the late Elton C. and Caroline E. (Papka) Burmeister. Kenneth married Barbara Swarts on August 29, 1959 in Caledonia, NY. He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1954 to1956. Ken began his teaching career as a science teacher at Northside Blodgett and moved to West High, when it opened, as head of the science department. He went to East High School as Vice Principal. After Wilbur Miller's death, Ken became the Acting Principal in 1969 and was named principal the following year. Soon after retiring in 1987, he became a school board member for a period of fifteen years and during that time he was a representative of the New York State Small City Schools and served as president for one term. During his tenure as principal he was very active as a member of the Middle States School Evaluation Committee. In keeping with his love of driving, Ken spent a period of time driving for Meal On Wheels. For several years he has delivered blood from blood drives to the Blood Bank in Henrietta, NY. He is survived by his wife: Barbara Burmeister; daughter-in-law, Susan Burmeister of Smithtown, NY; granddaughters: Gretchen and Lili Burmeister; brother-in-law, Raymond Davison of Keuka Park, NY; sister-in-laws: Lois Waldron of Caledonia, NY and Roberta Arnold of Lompoc, CA; and several nieces and nephews. Kenneth was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Lisa Burmeister; son, Kurt Burmeister; and his sister, Margaret Davison. Friends and family may call Thursday May 30, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A Memorial Service will be held Friday May 31, 2013 at 10:00 am at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to Southeast Steuben County Library Memorial Fund, 300 Civic Center Plz., Corning, NY 14830, Corning Meals on Wheels, Inc, 144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830, Food Bank Of The Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY 14903-9701, Corning Hospital, 176 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830, or Health Ministry Of The Southern Tier, Parkway, East, Corning, NY 14830.    Star Gazette – May 29, 2013 

 

BURNETT William D.

Pine City, NY: Was born June 12, 1956 in Elmira, NY the son of Richard Harlow and June E. (Watkins) Burnett; died peacefully at his home on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the age of 56. His father, Richard and brothers, Gary and Rick Burnett preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving mother, June E. and (Richard) Draxler of Pine City, NY; beloved son, Ferris J. Burnett of Pine City, NY; brother, Michael (Jan) Burnett of Florida; step-brother, Doug (Kathy) Draxler of Mansfield, PA; step-sister, Debbie Draxler of California; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He will always be remembered for, and we will never forget his inappropriate sense of humor. At his request there will be no prior calling hours. William's services will be held privately at the convenience of his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013  

 

BURRIS David B.

Covington, PA: David B. Burris, 72, of Covington, PA, died suddenly May 25, 2013 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born December 2, 1940 in Elmira, NY, the son of Jack & Dorothy Keene Burris. Dave retired with 28 years’ service as a Civil Engineer with the city of Phoenix, AZ. He was an U.S. Navy veteran, a private pilot, and a graduate of Penn State University. Dave was a member of TCCC, the Cowanesque Valley Rod & Gun Club, and served as a Board Member of Hillside Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and building fine furniture, and was a competitive 22 bench shooter. David is survived by his wife of 22 years, the former Karen Shaw; 3 daughters, Vicki (Chad) Sims of Ft. Collins, CO, Michelle (Scott) Kavieff of SanDiego, CA, Laura Burris; 1 grandson & 2 granddaughters; 3 brothers, Roger (Nan) Burris of Millerton, PA, Alan Burris of Chandler, AZ, Paul Burris of Painted Post, NY; 2 sisters, Janet Hammond & Susan Burris, both of Queen Creek, AZ; his father-in-law & mother-in-law, Seymour & Marie Shaw of Mansfield, PA; 2 brothers-in-law, John (Matina) Shaw of Madison, AL, Michael Shaw of Forksville, PA; 2 sisters-in-law, Jennifer (Richard) Kinsey of Mansfield, PA, Maureen Shaw of Bloomsburg, PA; several nieces, nephews, & cousins. A memorial service for David will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carleton Sts., Buffalo, NY 14263 or the Susquehanna Cancer Center, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701.   Star Gazette – May 28, 2013  

 

CADEK Arthur H., Jr.

Age 66 of York PA and a longtime resident of Elmira Heights, NY died after a brief illness on May 16, 2013. He was born in Elmira to the late Arthur and Grace (Wood) Cadek Sr. His surviving family includes his son, Jamie (Roberta) Cadek of Elmira, NY; step-daughter, Tina (Jim) Condon of Erin, NY; step-son, Jeffrey (Pam) Miles of Chemung, NY; dear friend and former spouse, Linda Cadek of Elmira Heights, NY; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brother, John Cadek of York, PA; and sister, Linda (Jack) Peckally of West Elmira, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his son, Gary Miles. He was a veteran of the US Army and a former police officer with the Elmira City Police Department. Later in his career he worked as a property manager for several Elmira Apartment companies including St. Patrick's, GHC, Travers and the Green Team. In his spare time he loved a round of golf and company with good friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tuesday May 21, 2013 from 5-7:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated there at the funeral home at 7:00 p.m. Burial at the convenience of his family.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013  

 

CALL Robert (Bob)

Port Orange, FL; formerly of Elmira: Robert (Bob) Call died May 15, 2013 very suddenly of a heart attack while working for Southern Freight. Bob had a heart of gold and lots of love to go around. His loves included his Harleys, Planes and most important his grandchildren and Family. Bob missed his calling we all would say because he could make anyone laugh. Bob is predeceased by his mother Evelyn Manbevers. He is survived by His Loving wife Terri Call, His children Angela (Brian) Keck, Rick (Christy) Symonds, His Grandsons Dale Keck, Nathan and Dillon Symonds, His step Father Larry Manbevers and five sisters. A viewing to say goodbye to a one of a kind special person will be held at Haigh-Black Funeral Home Ormond Beach, FL on May 22 2013, from 4PM to 5PM. Donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to Terri Call, 1145 Bayview Lane, Port Orange, FL 32127.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013  

 

CHAMBERLAIN Terry Lee Chamberlain

60, originally of Troy PA, died peacefully on March 25, 2013 at his sister Donna Bovier's home in Vestal, NY after a courageous battle with cancer. Terry is survived by his son Corey, several grandchildren, sister Donna Bovier, brother Tim Chamberlain and fiancιe Christine Kanaval. Terry was predeceased by his brother Gale, mother Mary, and father Laverne Chamberlain. Terry worked at the Elmira Correctional Facility for 27 years and loved motorcycles, fast cars, and his boat on Seneca Lake where he spent every summer for the last several years. He was also well known for his involvement in HAM radio and radio controlled airplanes, helicopters, boats, cars, anything that had a motor in it that he could race. A memorial service will be held at the Elmira Christian Center, 235 E Miller St, Elmira, NY Saturday June 1, at 1:00 p.m. and will be officiated by his brother Rev. Tim Chamberlain.    Star Gazette – May 29, 2013 

 

CLARK Theodore "Ted" Clark

65, of Covington, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.   He was born July 28, 1947, in Wellsboro, a son of Theodore and Audrey (Smith) Clark.  Ted was a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of the Mansfield VFW Post 6757 in Mansfield, The Thursday Night Bowling League in Mansfield with the longest standing 299 record, the American Legion in Morris Run, and the Fraternal Order of the Masonic Lodge. Ted enjoyed riding horse with his daughter and hunting. He was a United States Army veteran serving during the Vietnam war.  Ted is survived by a son, Theodore A. "Ted" Clark of Muncy; a daughter, Victoria Clark and her fiance', Dylan Pequignot of Covington; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Kenneth Gernert of Troy; a niece, Christie Jo Martin of Mainesburg; a nephew, Kenneth Gernert, Jr. of Hawkinsville, Ga..  Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 28, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will follow at the funeral chapel at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Military Honors will be presented at 7:30 p.m., at the V.F.W., S. Main St., Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Post 6757 - Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 73, Mansfield, Pa. 16933.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 25, 2013   

 

COATS Patrick J.

Age 36, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Shelley (Groves) Coats; sons, Zackary and Jacorey Coats; daughters, Destiny and Liberty Coats; mother, Mary (Ron) Schuyler; father, Ronald (Cheryl) Coats; brothers, Ronald (Jamie) and Michael (Julie) Coats; sister, Jackie Stalter; special friend and nephew, Darick Coats; along with many other family members and friends. Pat enjoyed cooking, football, NASCAR and playing cards. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 3 PM at the Salvation Army 414 Lake Street Elmira for family and close friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – May 29, 2013    

 

COOPER Betty J. (Cooper) Vondracek

Of Elmira, NY - Age 88, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. She was born on May 17, 1924 the daughter of the late Clements and Beulah (Wetzel) Cooper. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Frank W. Vondracek; brothers, Clements Jr. and DeWitt Cooper; sister and brother-in-law, Agnes and Clifford Laun. She is survived by sons, David (Anne) Vondracek, Dale (Melinda) Vondracek; grandchildren, Sarah H., F. Jesse, and Andria B. Vondracek; brother, Eugene (Crystal) Cooper; sisters-in-law, Margaret Leszyk and Rosalie Vondracek; also several nieces and nephews. Betty was employed by the Chemung Foundry for 32 years. She loved her job and continued to love her retirement. She was a hands-on grandmother, always helping with the grandchildren regularly. She filled her life with service work for the community, receiving numerous awards for her work. She volunteered for the PAL Program (special pal Rachel), Meals on Wheels, Community Soup Kitchen, AARP (Serving as local Chapter President), and she served as an Ombudsman for twenty years. From the age of 66 to 80, Betty did the bookwork for her son's business, DMV Tire. Betty was a longtime member of Bethany Lutheran Church, serving on many committees. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 258 South Walnut Street, Elmira, NY. The Reverend Krista Mendoza will officiate. Family will provide flowers and those wishing may make memorials to the Bethany Lutheran Church or Care First. The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany and Care First for the caring services they provide.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013  

 

CRAVEN Louise M. WILFERT

Age 82 of Elmira, NY. She was born August 30, 1930 in Elmira daughter of the late Ernest and Frances (Barton) Craven and died Monday, May 13, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Sidney; sons Dean and Victor ; brothers Tom, Bernard and Carl. She is survived by her daughter Anita Davidson of Liberty, NY; granddaughter Anita (Nick) Hymes of FL; brothers and sisters-in-law Jim and Jenny Craven of Elmira, Bill and Grace Craven of Elmira Heights; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Ron Keck of Waneta Lake along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, May 17th from 3 to 5 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 5 pm. Rev. Robert Smith will officiate. Interment will take place in Newton Township Cemetery, Newton Falls, OH at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – May 24, 2013 

 

DALY Mary C. Richards

of Doylestown, died on May 18, 2013. She was 80. She was the beloved wife of Otto Richards for almost 60 years. Born in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Beatrice MacDonald Daly and sister of the late Joseph Daly, Monica Nailen and Loretta Hughes. Mary earned her high school diploma from the Elmira Free Academy in Elmira, NY. She married Otto in 1954 and graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Elmira College. Soon after, she had her first child and stayed at home to raise and care for her growing family. In her younger years, Mary enjoyed golfing. She enjoyed cooking and sewing, and was an avid reader. Most of all, Mary enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed. In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by her children: William Richards, husband of Joanne of Lititz, PA, Kathryn Hinkle, wife of Delbert of Hatfield, PA, Julie Musante, wife of Thomas of Somers, NY, Anne Morris, wife of Michael of Ashland, MA, Mark Richards, husband of Lorraine of Western Springs, IL and Mary Richards of Doylestown, PA; her brother: Robert Daly of Palmyra, NY; her sister: Margaret Schornstheimer of Elmira, NY; 11 grandchildren: Mark, Adam, Brian, Kaitlin, Thomas, Grace, Matthew, Andrew, Jonathan, Erin and Michael; and her great-granddaughter: Kathryn. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.), New Britain, PA 18901 and from 9:00 a.m. until her Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from St. Maria Goretti Parish, 1601 Derstine Rd., Hatfield, PA 19440. Interment will follow at St. John Neumann Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013 

 

EASTON Margaret Ellen Easton Morrell

Born October 15, 1927 Margaret died comfortably in her sleep on May 14th in Ormond Beach, FL with her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Donald Fredrick Morrell, by her side along with her daughter, Schatzie (Donna) Rabits and son, Christopher. Margaret is predeceased by her son, Gregory Morrell; sister, Beatrice Brown; brothers, Stuart Easton, Robert Easton and Max Easton. Margaret is survived by her husband, Donald; children, James (Denise) Morrell, Schatzie Rabits, David (Anne) Morrell, Joel (Margaret) Morrell and Christopher Morrell; grandchildren, Lindsey (Pat) Hewell, Jamie Morrell, Brandon (Carly) Morrell, AJ Starkweather, Katie Rabits, Bryan Morrell, Sarah Morrell, Stephen Morrell, Michael Morrell, Elizabeth Morrell, Geneva Morrell; and several great-grandchildren. Born to Charles and Florence Mahar Easton of Elmira, NY, Margaret was a summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University's School of Nursing and worked for the Chemung County Health Department for many years as a visiting nurse before retiring in 1972. She was a fierce patient advocate and frequently spoke of moments where she was able to make significant improvements in the lives of her patients. Margaret spent the majority of her life in Elmira, NY raising her family and supporting her husband in the family business, Gentlemen's Quarter. Margaret is known for her delicious meals that made Sunday dinners and holidays so special, and being a loving Grandma, or "Mimi" as most of her grandchildren called her. Moving to Ormond Beach, FL permanently in 2003, she and Donald were able to enjoy the warm sunshine and to be close to many of their children. With her big bright smile and the mandatory hug for everyone she met, making people happy and always being ready to help someone in need was what she did best. Margaret will be greatly missed by her friends and family. A private burial service will be held at the family's convenience.  Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

FANSLAU George F. Fanslau, Jr

age 72, of Wellsboro, PA, died Thursday, May 30, 2013 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 12, 1940 in Woodbury, NJ, a son of George F. and Jeanne (Cornell) Fanslau. George was married to Eleanor (Brown) Fanslau and would have celebrated their 18th anniversary on September 23rd. He was employed by Prudential Insurance and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.  George was an aviation enthusiast who obtained a pilot's license at age 17 and a commercial license at age 19. He was well-known for his adventurous nature, and single-engine aircraft flying exploits, such as banner towing, crop dusting and cross country tours to deliver new Piper airplanes from Lock Haven, Pa to dealers all over the country. He had aerobatic training and was a member of the EAA, Experimental Aircraft Assoc., and AOPA, Aircraft Owners Pilots Assoc.   George is survived by his wife, Eleanor; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Barry Coles of Woodstown, NJ; a son, Christopher Fanslau of Pitman, NJ; 3 step-daughters, Jodie (Richard) Loufik of Pilesgrove, NJ, Barbara Kirsch of Wilmington, DE, Eleanor Kirsch of Woodstown; a step-son, Edward Kirsch; NJ; a grandson, Cody Coles; 5 step-grandchildren; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Maria Fanslau of Pitman, NJ, Ernest and Sharon Fanslau of Clarksboro, NJ. George was predeceased by his parents.   Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 3, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 A.M. at the funeral chapel with Rev. David Blowers officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 1, 2013

 

FERGUSON Theresa Ann (Ferguson) Kieffer

72, of Millport, NY, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Theresa was born May 4, 1941 in Elmira to George and Mary (Nickerson) Ferguson, who predeceased her in 1986 and 1997. She was the oldest of four daughters; her sister, Mildred "Bunny" (Ferguson) Hoy, predeceased her in 1975. Theresa graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1959. She was an excellent student and an accomplished singer, frequently performing duets with her sister Mary. Theresa attended Mansfield University for a short time and later worked at The Grit in Williamsport. On August 16, 1969, Theresa married Thomas Kieffer and moved to Elmira. In 1973 they moved to Millport. Theresa worked at Thatcher Glass in Elmira before being hired at SCT BOCES, where she worked in Computer Services until her retirement in 1996. She made many dear friends at BOCES and continued to meet "the gang" for lunch regularly. On June 27, 1974, Tom and Terry welcomed a daughter, Kristin Louise Kieffer (Butler); Kristi resembled her mom so much that Theresa's co-workers gave her the nickname "little Theresa." Theresa was a devoted mother who loved her daughter "to pieces and bits." Theresa was an active school parent and a founding member of the Home School Organization at Sing Sing Road Elementary School. She loved her daughter's friends and was always there to offer them advice. Theresa was also a wonderful grandmother to her grandchildren, Danielle and Gordon Butler III. She spoiled them rotten but was never afraid to tell them if they were out of line or needed a haircut. Theresa was an enthusiastic Yankees fan and loved relaxing in her den to watch games. She was an avid reader who could finish several books in one week, and she was always up for a game of Yahtzee. She also loved to shop, and particularly enjoyed Black Friday bargain-hunting with her sisters. Theresa is survived by her husband, who she gave hell to until the end; her daughter; her grandchildren; her sisters, Mary "Tish" (William) Huffman of Pine Creek, PA and Agnes "Elmer" (William) Neff of Mill Hall, PA; cousins, including Thomas Brown of Elmira, Russell (Judy) Brown of Elmira, and Nina (Brown) Kilgus of Texas; a sister-in-law, Catharine Brown of Horseheads; and two brothers-in-law, David (Deborah) Kieffer of Elmira and Martin Kieffer of Colorado. "Aunt Boots" is also survived by several nieces and nephews who she loved dearly and scolded regularly. Theresa's wish was that there be no calling hours or services. A celebration of her life will be held this summer. In her memory, donations can be made to the English/McWhorter Trust Fund, c/o: Barton, Smith & Barton, LLP, 304 East Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901; to the American Cancer Society ; or to United Way of the Southern Tier. Arrangements by Barber Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013   

 

FOSTER Linda K. Wells

Age 71, died on Friday, May 10, 2013. She is survived by her husband David; daughters Debra Morse, Cheryl Akers, Carol Esford, and Susan Bullivant; sons Mark S. Teed and Scott (Brenda) Teed; brother Arthur Foster, nephew Robert Foster and niece Gretchen Foster; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, May 17, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM followed by internment at the Seneca Union Cemetery, Valois, NY. A reception will be held at the American Legion Post 463, Ovid, NY following internment. Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

GROVER Marian E. Grover

from Sun City Center, FL, died on May 20, 2013 at the age of 78. Marian is predeceased by her father, Harry S. Grover; mother, Esther K. Grover; sister, Ruth; brothers, Richard, Buddy (Alvin), Martin and Byron. Marian is survived by her loving sisters-in-law, Rita (Martin) Grover and Jean (Byron) Grover Buchanan; her nephews, Richard Grover, Scott (Nina) Grover, Jeffery (Kimberley) Grover, and Eric (Bethany) Grover; and her nieces, Sharon (Joseph) Grover-Renda and Jennifer Grover. Marian was born in Baldwin, NY on May 28, 1934. She graduated from Van Etten Central High School in 1952 and went on to earn a Bachelor's degree at SUNY Buffalo in 1957 and a Master's degree from Cornell University in 1962. She worked as a nutritionist for the State of New Jersey after which she relocated to Sun City Center, FL. Marian enjoyed world travel and was known to go on major excursions that included outdoor activities such as hiking, white water rafting, river boat trips and many other activities. She was very active in her nephews' and nieces' lives, traveling to see school concerts, plays and graduations. She was an active member of the United Community Church of Sun City Center, FL. She also loved her cats very much. Friends can call at Allen Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY, on June 8th, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. A Christian burial service will take place directly after the memorial service at the Hicks Cemetery, Hickstown, NY. The Rev. Bruce Scott will officiate. Friends and family are invited for fellowship and light fare at Jeff Grover's home in Spencer following the burial. A separate memorial service will be held for Marian's fellow worshipers and friends at the United Community Church in Sun City Center, FL (1501 La Jolla Ave) on Saturday, June 29th, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Park Foundation in memory of Marian.   Star Gazette – May 31, 2013

 

HARDIMAN Terrence L. "Terry"

Rock Stream, NY: In the early hours of May 20, 2013, our dearest Terrence died with his loving family by his side. Terry was born November 12, 1934 in Elmira, a son of the late Bernard P. and Clara C. (Krazinsky) Hardiman. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Robert P. & Patricia Hardiman. Terry is survived by his loving wife and companion of 29 years, Maxima (Cosme) Hardiman; sister, Suzanne Rankin with fiancι Terry Driscoll of Horseheads, NY; brothers-in-law, Victor Cosme of Rock Stream and John & Alice Cosme of Kissimmee, FL; aunt, Olga Krazinski of Elmira; many nieces and nephews; his two feline companions, "Pelusa" and "LuLu". Terry served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was employed by the U.S. Federal government as a Geophysicist for many years. He was the director of the San Juan Observatory for 17 years and was given the key to the city and made a honorary son of the city of Cayey in Puerto Rico. A peak in Antarctica was named after him in his honor for his service with the U.S. Antarctica Research Program in 1965. Terry had many hobbies and loved to build model airplanes with the utmost precise detail and had a great and witty sense of humor which his family will surely miss. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Terry's life with a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Military Honors will be accorded outside of church after the Mass. Interment will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hammondsport, NY. Those wishing may remember Terry with a donation to the SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

HAUDENSHIELD Rose Mary Greninger

age 82, of Lowman, NY, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. She was born on January 10, 1931 the daughter of Charlotte and Herbert Haudenshield of Pittsburgh, PA. Rose Mary was a graduate of Westinghouse High School in 1948. She received a diploma in nursing from Shady Side Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburg in 1951, thus beginning a nursing career that lasted nearly forty years. Rose Mary is predeceased by her husband, Reverend Fredrick Greninger. She is survived by five children, Jonna(Gerald) Holden of Elmira, NY, Raymond Greninger of Manhattan, MT, Helene Greninger of Bozeman, MT, Pamela(Robert) Woodson of Jackson, WY, Howard(Maria) Greninger of Terra Haute, IN; seven grandchildren, Marc Holden, Chris(Cynthia) Holden, Ross Holden, Eric Woodson, Douglas(Marisa) Greninger, Gina Greninger, Emma Greninger; one great grandson, Liam Holden; sister-in-law, Dorthea Morck MN; caregivers, Rob and Lisa Kimball; housemates, Don, Inna, and Chester along with several nieces and nephews. As a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Corning, NY, Rose Mary served as organist for many years. Rose was also a member of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes Chorus. She loved to read and volunteered as part of the Mad Hatter's with the Southern Tier Steuben County Library for 10 years. A memorial service for Rose Mary will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 71 W. First St. Corning, NY 14830 on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 1:30PM. The family of Rose Mary would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Lisa and Rob Kimball who cared for her faithfully for close to three years, along with the entire staff of 2D at St. Joseph's Hospital.   Star Gazette – May 26, 2013

 

HAYES Kara Ann Hayes Martin

39 of Watkins Glen, NY died with her loving family by her side on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Kara was born on March 11, 1974 in Elmira, NY; she is the daughter of Henry L. and Nellie A. (Fish) Hayes. Kara graduated from Elkland High School in 1992. She attended Corning Community College and graduated with an associate’s degree in nursing. Later, she attended Finger Lakes School of Massage and became a licensed Massage Therapist. After moving to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Kara became a manager of a dialysis clinic. During this time she developed a love for surfing and enjoyed spending time at the beach. After returning to the area, she married her best friend and the love of her life, Johnny E. Martin. In the last year of her life, Kara was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome which limited her activity. During this time she loved and cared for her granddaughter and her pets; as well as reading, listening to music and time spent with her family. She took extensive comfort in reading her Bible and spending time in prayer. Kara is survived by her husband, Johnny; her daughter, Kirstyn Giardina of Corning, NY; her granddaughter, Baylie Giardina of Corning, NY; her parents, Henry and Nel Hayes of Nelson, PA; a brother, Hank (Melanie) Hayes, Jr. of Katy, TX; a sister, Luanne (Tom) Curren of Elkland, PA; and nieces and nephews, Daniel, Jordan, and Hamilton Schoonover and Taylor and Cami Hayes. Family will receive friends at the Tuscarora Baptist Church, 441 Cook Rd., Addison, NY on Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 6:00 PM with Rev. LD Maxson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with medical expenses. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.   Star Gazette – May 21, 2013 

 

HUTCHESON Benjamin "Ben" C. Hutcheson

72, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Ben was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Blossburg, a son of Fred and Hazel (Smith) Hutcheson. He was married 47 years to Patricia (Jones) Hutcheson.  Ben was a United States Navy veteran having served during the Cold War. He worked for the Mansfield Borough Maintenance Department for 38 years with best friend, Loren Kendrick. Ben was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, was past president and member of the Arnot Sportsman's Club, member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Mansfield V.F.W., Blossburg Legion, Theodore Roosevelt Post 167 American Legion. Ben served as captain of the Mansfield Ambulance Service, Fireman of the Year in 1970, Mayor of Mansfield 1977 to 1984, Boro Council member for two terms and Citizen of the Year in 2002. Ben is survived by his wife, Patty; a son, Craig Hutcheson of Fredon, N.J.; a daughter, Lisa Hutcheson of Smyrna, Del.; two grandchildren, Weldon "Tre" Hall, Talaney Pierce; mother-in-law, Dorothy Jones of Mansfield; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; special friends, Loren and Patty Kendrick, and Deanna and Jerry Rumsey. He was predeceased by a brother, Lester Hutcheson; two half-brothers, Arthur and Floyd Miller.  In keeping with Ben's wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers and cards, donations can be made via Patricia Hutcheson to the Ben Hutcheson Memorial Scholarship Fund to be developed and given to a senior from Mansfield High School. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 31, 2013   

 

KERN Rose M. Nace

64, of Middlebury Center, formerly of Harleysville, died on Friday, May 17, 2013, at her residence.   She and her beloved husband, Milton Nace would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in July.  Born in Sellersville, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Esther (Bergey) Kern. She graduated from Quakertown High School, Class of 1966.  Mrs. Nace was employed as a custodian for the Wellsboro School District for 11 years prior to her retirement in 2011. While living in the Harleysville community, she was employed as an accounts payable clerk for Fresco Systems in Telford for 10 years, and earlier for Nyce Printing in Vernfield for 10 years. In her free time she enjoyed gardening and working in her flower beds, and animals, especially dogs and horses.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Barbara Nichols and her husband James of Pennsburg, Tammy Nace of Massillon, Ohio; three grandchildren, Alicia Nace, Emily Nichols, Christy Nichols; two sisters, Marlene Bivighouse of Red Hill, Jane Avender of Perkasie; and three brothers, Russell Kern of Sellersville, Larry Kern and his wife Dusty of Quakertown, and Brian Kern of Red Hill. She was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Tucker.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 23, at 11 a.m., in the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, 33 N. Main St., Telford. Interment will follow in the Franconia Mennonite Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, Pa. 19002   Wellsboro Gazette – May 21, 2013    

 

KOSLOSKI Marguerite

Horseheads: Age 76, of Horseheads, NY, died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. She was born on September 23, 1936 in Elmira, NY to the late Louis and Phyllis (Gordon) Kosloski. She is survived by her brother, Louis (Cheryl) Kosloski Jr. of Horseheads; sisters, Linda (Pete) Newton and Loretta (Ken) Lewis both of Horseheads. It was Marguerite's wish that no service be held. The family would like to thank Able2 for the wonderful care that was given to Marguerite. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013 

 

KRUCKOW Gerald Edward Kruckow "Jerry"

52 of Corning, NY, died unexpectedly Saturday May 11, 2013 in the Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. He was born in Elmira, NY, on April 23, 1961 to the late John Joseph and Emily Jane (McCue) Kruckow. He served in the Marine Corps from 1978 to 1982. Jerry is survived by his significant other, Alberta Taft of Corning; one daughter, Valerie (Aaron Silva) Taft of Bath, NY and one son, Lennon Kruckow of Corning, NY; four brothers: Bud, Jack,Don and Ted(Lisa) Kruckow; granddaughter, Emily Harrison; grandson, Austin Silva; and several nieces and nephews. The family request memorial donations be sent to Strong Memorial Hospital, Cardiac Unit, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642 or the American Diabetic Association, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013 

 

LUM Gail Marie Hughey

age 50, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Gail was born in Riverhead, Long Island on November 2, 1962. She was a wonderful wife, devoted mother, and best friend to all that knew her. She is survived by her husband Wally; mother Marlene Gates Lum; father Gerald (Audrey) Lum; children Amy and Joey Willis; brother Jerry (Karen) Lum; stepchildren Jessica, Caitlin and Michael (Tricia) Hughey; father in law Lynn Hughey; sisters and brothers in laws Judy & Paul Ginther, Dale & Denise Hughey and Diane & Bill Woods; uncle and aunt Delivan (Augie) & Helen Gates; nine nieces and nephews and a number of other relatives and close friends. She was predeceased by her grandparents Lela & Delivan Gates. Gail worked for Schuyler County for 24 years as a typist, data entry machine operator, personal secretary, deputy clerk of the legislature, clerk of the legislature (county auditor) and human resource director. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home in Montour Falls, Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 2 to 5 PM with funeral services to follow.  Star Gazette – May 24, 2013 

 

MALEY Anna T. (Maley) Maio

age 93, of Corning, went home to be with the Lord and her deceased family on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Corning Hospital. She was born on April 18, 1920 in Punxsutawney, PA, the daughter of Rocco and Grace (Lorenzo) Maley. She married Carmen J. Maio, Sr. on June 13, 1943 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Astoria, Long Island. He predeceased her on January 16, 2000. Anna and her husband, Carmen, Sr. owned and operated Carmen's Pizzeria and The Devon on Market Street. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and the Anawim Community here in Corning. Anna's special interest was always that of her family. Anna's special talent was cooking, especially at the pizzeria. She worked at Corning Glass Works in Apparatus for a brief period of time. She is survived by her son, Carmen J. Maio, Jr. of Corning; daughter, Beverly (Mrs. William) Boyer of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter/granddaughter, Shawna Maio Layman of Yorktown, VA; grandchildren, William F. Boyer III of NC and Dawn Michelle Boyer of VA; great-grandchildren, Sarena Heins of WI, Katie Boyer, Danielle Boyer, James Hackett, Gabriella Layman, and Quinn Layman, all of VA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Anna was predeceased by siblings Frank Maley, Rocco Maley, Antoinette Pavone, Carolyn Holley, Angelina Chrissy, and Jenny Lucenti. Family and friends were invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home today at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

MALONE J. Bernard

age 97, died peacefully at the Chemung County Nursing Facility on May 27, 2013. Bernie was born in Elmira on April 20, 1916, son of the late Thomas A. and Mary Daley Malone. In addition to his beloved parents he was predeceased by his sisters, Sister Rita Malone SSJ and Mary Catherine Elliott. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 71 years, Mary Kane Malone, and his six children: Bernadette (James McMahon) of Washington, DC; Kathleen of Rochester; TJ (Mary) of Elmira; Patricia (Phil Kwiatkowski) of Arvada, CO; John (Jill) of Pine City; and Ginny (Tom Coon) of Corning. He also leaves eight grandchildren: Joseph McMahon (Bridget), Kelley Malone Knight (Dana), Kevin McMahon, Michael Malone, Molly Malone, Sarah Coon, Ryan Malone, and Timothy Coon (Natalie Stalis); and triplet great-grandsons. Bernie graduated from Southside High School in 1935 and St. Bonaventure University in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-45 during World War II. He and Mary were married in Coronado, California on March 2, 1942. On return from service he joined his father in running the Personius and Malone retail store in downtown Elmira. From 1975 to 1985 he owned and operated Malone's Liquor Store on East Church Street. Until he and Mary moved to Appleridge Senior Living in Horseheads in 2005, Bernie had spent his entire life on Elmira's Southside and was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Parish. He was a proud member of the Elmira Kiwanis Club since 1945, of the John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and of the Eagles Club. Bernie was both blessed by and a blessing to his family and many friends. He enjoyed bowling, golf, and never missed a card game. The family wishes to thank the Staff at Appleridge and Chemung County Nursing Facility for their kindness and care of Bernie. At Bernie's request, his body has been donated to the University of Rochester Medical School to further medical research in geriatrics. There are no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernie's memory may be directed to St. Mary's Southside, the Hibernian Building Fund, or the charity of your choice.  Star Gazette – May 29, 2013   

 

McCORMICK Carolyn B. Davis

Age 65 of Elmira, died on Friday, May 10, 2013. Born June 6, 1947 to the late Hazel & Noah McCormick. Also, predeceased by her brother, Luther McCormick. Survived by husband, William Davis; children Preston Davis ( Donna), Debra Davis (Rodney Dove Sr.) (Dave Holecek), Marty Davis ( Missy), Luke Davis (Tiffany); grandchildren, Derek, Michelle, Torey, R.J., Josh, Carissa, Martin, Brianna, Kristen, MaKeeris, Aiden, Shane, Lyden, Mike, Jaret, Samantha, Ashleigh, Cody; great grandchildren, Aiden & Barron; special friend John Rundell; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Donations may be made in her memory to the family for her funeral expenses in care of the Kalec Funeral Home, 705 E Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Friday, May 17 from 5 - 8 pm followed by her Funeral Service at 8 pm. Interment at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – May 24, 2013  

 

McNAMEE Margaret "Peggy" Carlin

Age 90, formerly of Elmira, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Crowne Health Care in Montgomery, AL. Margaret was born on June 22, 1922 in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of the late John and Jane (Williamson) McNamee. She married James Carlin on July 18, 1947 in Glasgow, Scotland after meeting while serving during World War II in the British Royal Air Force. Margaret was so proud of her service to her country and had many stories to tell about that time in her life. James and Margaret immigrated to the United States in 1947. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband James in January 2003 and her three siblings, George Daly McNamee, Arabella Graham (McNamee) Lynch and William Edward McNamee. She is survived by her only child James D. (Linnea) Carlin of Montgomery, AL; two grandchildren, James A. (Elizabeth) Carlin of Bangkok, Thailand and Krista L. Carlin of Montgomery, AL. Margaret was active in the Order of the Eastern Star Harmony-Loyal Chapter # 265 in Elmira as well as the Fraternal Order of Eagles # 941 Ladies Auxiliary. She worked in retail sales and was an avid shopper always looking for a great bargain. She loved to bowl and played on several leagues. Condolences may be directed to the following: her son, James Carlin 1119 Carston Point Circle Montgomery, AL 36117.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013 

 

MILLER Robert J., Sr.

Age 70 of Cayuta, NY died unexpectedly on May 13, 2013. He was born in Proctor, VT on August 29, 1942 to Arnold F. Miller and Catherine Mortenson. He is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years Carol (Basso) Miller; Christine (Todd) Sallstrom of Lake George, NY, Robert (Sue) Miller Jr. of Holland, MI; grandchildren, Madeline and Gabe Sallstrom; Tori, R.J. and McKenna Miller, Bridge and Hunter VanderMolen; sister, Beatrice Ostrander of Zephyrhills, FL. He was also predeceased by brother, Raymond Miller. Bob was a long time member of Breesport Baptist Church. He retired from Schweizer Aircraft-Sikorsky as a Maintenance Supervisor. Family and friends are invited to call at Breesport Baptist Church on Friday May 24, 2013 from 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. and again from 4-6:00 p.m. with his service to take place there in church at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Bob with memorials to Twin Tiers Baptist High School PO Box Drawer K, Breesport, NY 14816   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

MURRAY Charles Cyrus Murray

80, of Mansfield, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at his home.   He was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Pottstown, a son of Adnirum and Ethel (Snyder) Murray. Charles was married to his wife of 60 years, Mary (Moyer) Murray.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Covington United Methodist Church. Charles enjoyed hunting, going on hunting trips, and taught horseback riding to children.  Charles is survived by his wife, Mary of Covington; three sons and daughters-in-law, David Murray of Newtown Square, Timothy (Cathy) Murray of Mansfield, Robert (Carrie) Murray of Douglasville; a daughter, Diana (Ed Lehmann) Murray of Boyertown; seven grandchildren, Erin, Halli, Harold, Colleen, Timothy, Michael, Kyle; two great-grandchildren, Deacon, Gabriella; two brothers, Donald Murray, John (Linda) Murray, both of Pottstown; three sisters, Jane (Charles) Smith, Sara (William) Istenes both of Pottstown, Phyllis Murray of Oregon.  A memorial service for Charles will be announced at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 25, 2013

 

PEPPER Marjorie E. Ford

age 88, of Painted Post, died on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Taylor Health Center. She was born on November 3, 1924, the daughter of William and Clara (Reynolds) Pepper. She married William L. Ford on December 24, 1942 at the home of Marjorie's parents in Addison. Marge and Bill celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary last Christmas Eve. Marge and her husband Bill spent 38 happy years with their Airstream trailer traveling the United States and wintering in Florida. They are life time members of Wally Byam Caravan Club International, Finger Lakes Unit and Upstate Unit. They are also members of the Toy Stitchers Antique Sewing Machine Club and she was an avid quilter. She is survived by her husband, Bill Ford; sons, Larry (Patricia) Ford of Charlotte, NC and Gary Ford of Painted Post; daughter, Betty (Michael) DelGrosso of Painted Post; sister, Geraldine Allison of Painted Post; brothers, John (Lois) Pepper and James (Kay) Pepper both of Addison; sister-in-law, Virginia Bliss of Painted Post; grandchildren, Kimberly, Stephanie, April, Eric, Megan, and Evan, several great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Marge was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Spence. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, on Monday, June 3, 2013 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. A Celebration of Marge's Life will follow calling hours there at 1:00 pm. Burial will take place at Chapel Knoll Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the  American Heart Association , P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Massachusetts 0224-17005   Star Gazette – June 1, 2013

 

PIERCE Timothy L.

Age 65 of Horseheads, NY went home to be with our Lord after a short illness on Thursday April 4, 2013. Tim was born on November 25, 1947 and he was the son of the late Lee and Doris Burton Pierce of Unadilla, NY. Tim grew up in Unadilla and loved to tell stories about the fond memories he had from growing up in Unadilla. He still kept in contact with many of his Unadilla friends. Tim was proud to serve his country. He retired with the rank of First Sergeant from The U.S. Army after serving 24 years. While serving he spent 2 tours in Korea and 7 years in Europe. The last 10 years of his military career were spent in Fort Devens, MA. After his retirement from the military he moved back to New York and worked at The Holiday Inn in Oneonta and the Super 8 in Norwich. He permanently retired to Horseheads, NY in 2010. He spent the next few years volunteering his time to help others. His passion was making people smile while volunteering many hours at Eldridge Park in Elmira. A horse on the Carousel ride at the park will be memorialized with his name in honor of his selfless acts of volunteerism. In 2011 he received The Elsie Calhoun Award as Volunteer of The Year. Two times he received The Ray Novick Award for volunteering the most hours per year to The American Red Cross Blood Services. He touched many lives with his friendly personality and his ability to talk to first time acquaintances like they were old friends. Tim is survived by his two sons Sean (Jill) Pierce of Springfield, Ohio and Christopher (Nicole) Pierce of Sidney, NY and by his daughter Sarah (Jason) Morton of Pinehurst, NC. Tim will be missed by his eight grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters Loretta (Al) Hotchkin of Arizona and Joyce (Vernon) Sisson of Buffalo, NY. Tim is also survived by four nieces and nephews plus many great nieces and great nephews. There will be a Memorial Gravesite Service at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Unadilla, NY on Saturday June 15, 2013 at a time to be announced where Full Military Honors will be accorded Timothy L. Pierce First Sergeant, Retired US Army. A Celebration of his Life will follow at a placed to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

SEAMAN Edward A. Seaman

67, died on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Survived by daughter, Michele Baker; sons, Michael and Scott. He had several grandchildren, loved fishing and hunting, worked at Elmira Country Club for years. Preceded in death by his mother, father and brother George. He also had a sister Evelyn and a brother Sam, several nieces and nephews. He will be missed and forever be in our hearts. Service pending.Star Gazette – May 24, 2013   

 

SEELEY Maryetta Ruth Seeley

76 formerly of Westfield, PA died on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA. Born October 19, 1936 in Westfield Twp., PA, she is the daughter of the late Arthur and Grace Eva (Nickerson) Seeley. She is survived by her niece, Diane (Alan) Houghtaling of Westfield, PA and several other family members. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 21, 2013   

 

SHULTZ Benjamin Gray

Lowman: age 12, much-loved son of Mike and Peggy (Patterson) Shultz and great older brother of Alex, died Sunday, May 12, 2013 on the family hobby farm in Lowman as the result of an ATV accident. Ben loved being outside on the farm, driving tractor, riding his bike or the 4-wheeler, throwing rocks in the creek, bringing the cows in, keeping the lawn mowed, shooting hoops, even stacking hay. He was active in 4-H, particularly Dairy Bowl. As a 7th grader at Ernie Davis Middle School, Ben ran cross-country, was an honors student and was to have been inducted into Junior National Honor Society. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, active in the Elmira Catholic Middle School Youth Group, and was recently confirmed. Ben had previously attended Holy Family Elementary and Middle Schools, and prior to that Big Flats Elementary. He had enjoyed attending Fishing Camp at Tanglewood every summer. Other surviving relatives include grandfather Tom Shultz; uncles, aunts and cousins, Tim (Ben's Godfather) and Joan Shultz with Ashley and Megan, Jim and Tricia Shultz with Dominic and Dimitri, Joe and Sue Shultz with Bronson, Karen and Bernie LoBracco with Christina (Dan) Tabor and Neil, Don and Patti Patterson with Scott and Brian, Bernie and Dolores Patterson, Dave and Kathy Patterson with Matt (Tamara), Michael and Daniel, Anne Patterson (Ben's Godmother) and husband Al Davidson with Kim and Chris. He also has several great-aunts and -uncles and many other cousins. Welcoming Ben into heaven are grandparents, Pat and Dee Patterson and Peggy Shultz. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Ben with a donation to the Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department, 460 Breesport-North Chemung Road, Lowman NY 14861 or Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Avenue, Elmira NY 14903.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

SLONIGER Thomas J. (Jim) "TJ", "Sluggo"

Age 72 of Horseheads, NY. He was born April 2, 1941 in Elmira, son of Thomas and Charlotte (Tucker) Sloniger and died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his mother Charlotte Ballard and is survived by his children Karen Summers with children Angela Short and Ryan Summers of Horseheads, David Sloniger with children Kayla and Justin Sloniger of High Point, NC; father Thomas Sloniger of Elmira; siblings Janet Scarnecchia, Rita Rodgers, Peter Ricardo and Donna Isaacs; longtime friend and companion Joan McGinley and several nieces and nephews. Jim had a proud career serving many years in the U. S. Navy and Naval Reserves until his retirement. He was a long time member of the American Legion Clarence R. Oliver Post 154, Elmira Heights and Vice President of Post 154 Corporation Board. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, May 25th from 12 to 3 pm. His funeral service will follow at 3 pm. Interment with military honors will take place in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013 

 

SMITH Shawn M. Smith

21, of County Route 119, Cameron, NY, died suddenly on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira as the result of a motorcycle accident. Shawn was born in Landstuhl, Germany on November 3, 1991, the son of Herbert and Shannon Reagan Smith III. He was a 2009 graduate of Addison Central School and completed the heavy equipment course at BOCES in Coopers Plains. Following high school, Shawn attended Corning Community College and held jobs in the gas fields in Pennsylvania as well as having been a security guard at Pollio in Campbell. He recently was hired as a caster at Zeiser Wilbert Vault Co. in Elmira. Shawn was Chaplain for the Sons of the American Legion in Addison, a member of the Cameron Fire Department and was a talented, self-taught drummer, currently belonging to the musical group, "No Time to Lose". Surviving are Shawn's girlfriend, Caitlin Moberg of Pine City, NY; his father and stepmother, Herbert and Pamela Smith III of Cameron; his mother, Shannon Reagan of Mexico, NY; his siblings, Kristina Styron, Lela Arnett, Thomas McGowan and Taylor Smith, all of Cameron and Trevor Morrell of Mexico, NY; his paternal grandparents, Herbert and Irene Smith Jr. of Cameron; his maternal grandparents, Billy Joe and Judy Reagan of Addison and Sally Reagan of Cameron; his paternal great-grandmother, Jean Kendzierski of Pikeville, TN; his step grandmother, Polly Yarboro of Cameron; his step great-grandmother, Mary Ellis of Watkins Glen; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 21, from 7-9 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Stacy Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Townline Cemetery, Cameron Mills, NY. Memorials in memory of Shawn may be made to the Townline Cemetery Association.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013 

 

STEPHNO Anna Stephno

age 90, a lifelong resident of Watkins Glen died Wednesday, may 15th, 2013 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY. Anna was born in Watkins Glen, NY on September 29, 1922, the daughter of the late Tom and Jennie (Flammia) Stephno. Anna was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School Class of 1943. She retired from A&P in Watkins Glen after 29 years of service. Having a big heart for children, she then spent 8 years working as a teacher's assistant at Watkins Glen Elementary School.  In addition to her parents, Anna was predeceased by her brothers, Joe and Nicholas; sisters, Angeline Stephno, Nellie Davis, and Mary Turner; her sister in law, Jeannette Stephno. She is survived by her brother, Anthony Stephano of Seattle, WA; nieces, Jennifer Nichols and Jessica Farrell; nephews, Tom, Steve, and Mark Turner and Paul Stephano; and her brother in law, Charles Davis.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen on Sunday, May 19th, 2013, at 1 pm with Father Paul Bonacci, celebrant. A private burial will at St. Mary's Cemetery, Watkins Glen.  Memorials may be made in Anna's memory to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.  Star Gazette – May 24, 2013 

 

STEVENSON Tucker William

WATKINS GLEN: Infant son of Kayla Cornish and Brooks Stevenson died on May 19, 2013. He leaves behind on earth his loving parents and family, including maternal grandparents, Shannon Cornish and Scott Cornish; paternal grandparents, Cindy Stevenson and Doug Daugherty; maternal great-grandmother, Lisa Doolittle; and paternal great-grandparents, Joane and Charlie Stevenson. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – May 24, 2013  

 

STRETCH Yvette Marie Stretch

51, died in the Austin, Texas area, surrounded by family on May 9, 2013. She fought a gallant struggle against recent illness and also lifelong health afflictions. She will always be remembered for her kind and helpful ways, and dedication to helping others, which she utilized in her health career over many years.  Yvette was born on March 24, 1962 in San Francisco, Calif., to her parents James Alvin Stretch and Dixie Dee Stretch. She also lived in Diamond Bar, Calif., for many years, before moving to the Wyalusing, Pa. area, (Camptown) in 1978. She attended Wyalusing High School for the last three years of school and graduated with the class of 1981. She attended Red Rock Job Corp and took the medical assistant course, and then moved to California, where she received her Certificate of Phlebotomy.  Yvette worked as a Phlebotomist in California, Utah (University of Utah) and finally in Texas, which she was employed by the Blood and Tissue Center, of Austin Texas, from 2002 through 2012. Yvette had a special gift with children and was the one called upon most often for pediatrics. She also had a great love for pets and animals, and cherished her cat Sebastian for many years. Yvette studied sign language, which she enjoyed, and could use, to help others.  Yvette is survived by her parents James (and Lynn) Stretch, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Dixie Stretch, of Diamond Bar, Calif. She is also survived by her sister Donna (and James) Laiche of Cedar Park, Texas, (with whom she had resided for the last 10 years) and six other brothers and sisters including: Bette (and James) Caskey, Brentwood, Calif., Norm (and Fran) Stretch, Laceyville, Pa,, Daniel (and Elaine) Stretch, Hisperia, Calif., Marga (and Joe) Draper, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jim Stretch, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Francesca (and Shawn) Murphy, Eagle, Ind. Her aunts Mary, Jean and Donna, and many nieces and nephews also survive her. Deceased are grandmothers Mary Anders and Lucille Stretch.  A memorial service was held in Austin, Texas, and the graveside committal was held on May 15. A mass for Yvette's intention will be held at 12:15 p.m. on June 28 at St. Joachim's Church, Meshoppen. Anyone wishing to donate in Yvette's memory, is asked to consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Foundation, or the Ronald McDonald House (for families of sick children) in your area.  Towanda Daily Review – June 2, 2013  

 

TICE Jerry K.

Age 62 of Elmira Heights passed away, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, following declining health. Born on March 16, 1951, in Elmira, Jerry was the son of John and Ruby Wood Tice. He was the proprietor of Litany Research, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Jerry enjoyed gardening, cooking, and good debate between friends. Surviving is his loving family: wife, Connie Austin; children, Jamie Tice and Ashley (Robert) Randolph; mother, Ruby G. Tice; siblings, Joan (James) Lee, Joyce (Timothy) Thomas, Jeannine (David) Fife, and Janice (Dale) Ball; nieces and nephews, Kristina, Kenneth, Sarah Beth, Jeremy, Evan, David, Michael, Matthew and Brian. Jerry is also survived by the best, most wonderful canine companion, Sable. Jerry was predeceased by his father, John Tice, in 2012. The family expresses great appreciation to the staff at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center Dialysis Unit for their care and love through Jerry's illness. All services will be handled privately at the family's convenience.  Star Gazette – May 26, 2013    

 

VanSTEAMBURG Rena Virginia Mack

91, of Galeton, died on Friday, May 31, 2013, at her home. Born Feb. 17, 1922 in Galeton, she was a daughter of the late Gus and Ella (Anderson) VanSteamburg. She was married to Chester Mack, who preceded her in death on July 1, 1982. Virginia worked at Galeton Production for many years and enjoyed gardening, flowers and sewing. Surviving are a brother-in-law, Oliver "Twist" Campbell, Galeton; two nephews, William (Lynne) Campbell and John (Brenda) Campbell, both of Galeton; a niece, Nancy Campbell, Galeton; several great and great-great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia was predeceased by a sister, Betty Campbell, in 2010.  Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Wednesday, June 5, from 4 to 6 p.m., with funeral services following at 6 p.m. The Rev. Tom Shatto will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 1, 2013   

 

WALTZ Bertrand A. Waltz, Sr.

age 73, of Camp Hill, died on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Holy Spirit Hospital. Born November 8, 1939 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Keith Nichols Waltz and Florence (Harris) Waltz.  Bert served for four years in the U.S. Navy and spent his career as a barber, working most recently at the Camp Hill Barber Shop. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Hillside Rod & Gun Club in Blossburg and the West Shore Sportsman's Association.  Surviving is his wife, Diane L. (Wolf) Waltz; his children, Janeen Renι Waltz, Bertrand A. "BJ" Waltz, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Courtney Anne Burbank and husband John, and Whitney Ethan Waltz; grandchildren, Sarah Foltz, Ty Waltz, Ethan Waltz, Keeghan Waltz, Maddach Waltz, Easton Witmer Waltz, and Alanna Witmer; his brothers, Keith and George Waltz; as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.   At Bert's request, there will be no viewing or services. The family will host a wake at their home at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.   Patriot-News from April 2 to April 3, 2013

 

WARNER Ronald Bruce Warner

Ronald was born in Sayre, PA on July 28th, 1932, son of Lester & Florence Warner. He died on May 19th peacefully at home after a year-long battle with colorectal cancer. He would want for us to pass on to all who read this to get a colonoscopy early! It would have made a difference in his life. Ron was always an active person with his family, work & sports. Most importantly, he was a wonderful family provider & dearly loved his high-school sweetheart, Dolores Whyte-Warner. Together they enjoyed 62 years of marriage. He lived his life to the fullest; a true sports fan of horse racing, car racing & golf. He himself played football & basketball, raced cars, coached softball, bowled & golfed. At the young age of 70, he got his first hole in one at Fox Hollow GC on the 130-yard eighth hole with an 8 iron; and it was published in the newspaper! He was a 30 year member of Littleton Elks #1650 where he was a Trustee & gave back tremendously to his community through his involvement with the annual pig roast & other fundraisers. He created so many fond memories with his Elk buddies and many golfer friends (the Hermann group). All of you were so good at providing emotional support via regular phones calls & cards. As for making a living, he worked many odd jobs for his mother who owned a grocery store & laundromat in Sayre & then for the Sayre Water Co. & the Lehigh PA Railroad. He was educated as a mechanical engineer & plant manager. He worked for Hardinge (25 years) & then Storage Technology (17 years) where he was an innovator of manufacturing techniques & received many patents. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; sisters, Janice Martz (Bluffton, SC) & Joanne Luker Jr. (Odessa, TX); children, Michael Warner (Dallas, TX), Yvonne Quintana (Robert; Templeton, CA), Kathy Morgenstern (Thornton, CO), Mark Warner (Debbie; Gillett, PA) & Michelene Warner (Tony; Fort Collins, CO). He also has 8 grandchildren, 8 great-granddaughters, 3 great-grandsons & 1 great-great-grandson. At Ron's request, there will be no public memorial services; his family will hold private gatherings & his ashes will be scattered at a few special places. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the friends, family, church groups, Dr. Santosh Nandi, Charlotte Popovich, RN, Dr. Kenneth Atkinson & our team at Agape Hospice Services for the tremendous love & support.    Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

WELFLING Hugh S. Welfling

73, of Galeton, PA, died Saturday, May 25, 2013 in his home.  Born December 10, 1939, in Coudersport, PA, he was a son of Stanley C. and Beatrice Straley Welfling.  A 1957 graduate of Galeton High School, he served honorably with the US Army from 1959 – 1961. On September 24, 1962, in Elkton, MD, he married the former Barbara L. Hayes, who survives.  He earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Mansfield University in 1967 and taught in Bath, NY for one year and in Galeton from 1969 – 1996.  Hugh was a member of St. Matthaeus Lutheran Church in Germania and St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Galeton, Galeton Masonic Lodge, Kettle Creek Sportmens Club, and the Galeton Moose.   Surviving besides his wife, Barbara, are: a son, Hugh Frederick Welfling of Syracuse, NY; two daughters, Theresa Marie Welfling of Painted Post, NY and Alison Marie Welfling of Galeton; a sister-in-law, Ruby Welfling of Germania; nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, William Daniel “Dan” Welfling; a brother, Stanley E. Welfling; and four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Eleanor (Wilbur) Taxis, June (Harold) Traub, Beverly Emily Welfling, and infant Betty Frances Welfling.  Friends may call Friday, May 31, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Galeton, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Rev. M. Thomas Shatto will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Galeton Public Library, 5 Park Lane, Galeton, PA 16922, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Galeton, PA 16922, or Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – May 27, 2013  

 

WILLIAMS Elizabeth L. Hadley

Town of Southport Resident - Age 85, was born May 9, 1928 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Raymond Claire and Agnes (Simon) Williams Sr., died peacefully at her home in Pine City, NY with her family at her side on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Her loving husband of 51 years, Kenneth E. Hadley, preceded her in death on June 23, 1998. Her brothers, Raymond Claire Williams Jr. "Buster" and Donnie Williams and son-in-law, Ronald L. Barrett also predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved four daughters, Jacqueline Hadley, Debbie Barrett, Donna (John) Weston, Valerie Bunnell and Kirby Bunnell; devoted grandmother of 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Alma Harrison and Anna Mae Bohannon; brother-in-law, Robert (Irene) Hadley; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Elizabeth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother sister and friend. She loved gardening, spending time with family and enjoyed her trips to the casinos. Services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in her name. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.    Star Gazette – May 27, 2013 

 

 

? Cora Ruth Allen

age 77, of Ithaca, NY died on May 12, 2013. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held on June 8th at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Ithaca, NY at 11:00 AM, family will be there at 10 AM for visiting and there will be a luncheon to follow. There will also be a memorial service held on June 22nd at the First Baptist Church in Montour Falls, NY at 11 AM. Arrangements are under the care of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – May 25, 2013 

? Rebecca Sue Ameigh (1964 - 2013)

MONTOUR FALLS: Age 48, died on May 20, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 10:00am; followed by burial at Sugar Hill Cemetery. Becky was co-owner of B&D's Bargain Bin. She will be remembered most by her regular customers by her warm greetings, beautiful smile and her big heart. She leaves behind her husband, Donald Ameigh; devoted mother, Roma; daughter, Stephanie Bulkley (Joe); sisters, Margie Carpenter(Rob), Kathryn Smith (David), and Angela Radka; aunt, Norma (Ray) Abbey; stepson, Donald (Christine); stepdaughter, Marnie (Sean); grandchildren, Payten, Kaylee, Donny, Conrad, Ava, Salina, Brok, and Evalyn. She will be deeply missed by many, but will live on in all of those who were a part of her life. Remember her every time you see that special something you bought from her that she prepared for you. She was a friend who will be impossible to forget. Donny would like to thank Care First Hospice, Dr. Campbell, and the staff at Cayuga Medical Center for her care. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013  

 

? Eva A. Summit

Age 80 of Carriage Estates, died Saturday May 25, 2013 following declining health. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Friday May 31, 2013 between 6-7 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 7:15 p.m. and her ashes will be interred in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, PA    Star Gazette – May 29, 2013    

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