Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

 

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

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


ADAMS Ida M WARD

Age 80 of Elmira, NY. She was born December 11, 1932 in Charleston, WV, daughter of the late John Quincy and Ollie (Coleman) Adams and died Friday, July 26, 2013 at home. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, James E. "Beady" Ward, Sr.; son Kirk Ward; brothers Charles and Amos Adams; half-sister Leila Mae Adams. Ida is survived by her daughters Margo and Annette Ward both of Elmira; sons James E. (Gaynell) Ward, Jr. of CA, Rodney and Blane (Sharon) Ward both of Elmira, John Ward of Ithaca; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother John Adams; half sister Helen Adams (Johnnie Mae). Ida retired from the Elmira City School District after 32 years of service. She was president of ISEA for many years; was an employee and retirement consultant for NYSUT for many years and an election inspector for the city of Elmira for many years. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – July 28, 2013
 

ANDELL Mel Andell

formerly of Wayland, MA, died peacefully at home in Elmira, NY on July 29th at the age of 90. He left his wife, Sylvia, and his children, Andy and Debby Freeman, Jim and Michele Freeman, Nancy Andell, Debby Andell and Greg Voss. Also his grandchildren, Annie, Will, Sarah, Becca, Alyssa, Kate and Daniel. Mel was born in Boston and graduated from Boston Latin School and the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. After serving in the U.S. Army Dental Corps he practiced orthodontics in Newton, MA. He was actively involved in both teaching and research at Harvard Dental School for more than fifty years and was loved by his students for his quick wit and dry humor. His many interests included Greek and Roman history, theater, travel, the Boston Symphony, sailing, squash, tennis and swimming. He intuitively learned how to use each new technological device and immensely enjoyed all of them. He will be missed by all those who were fortunate to have known him. Mel will have a family memorial service at a future date. Donations in his memory may be made to First Care/Southern Tier Hospice. Star Gazette – July 31, 2013

ANDEREGG Stephen John Anderegg

age 22, of Tioga, PA, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Middlebury Center, PA. Stephen was born October 7, 1990 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Richard and Jennifer (Anderegg) Weidman of Tioga, PA. He was employed by Wolco Marketing in Amherst, NY. Stephen was a D.J., an avid reader of Science Fiction and enjoyed movies. Stephen is survived by his parents, Richard and Jennifer Weidman of Tioga, PA; a brother, Brody Aaron Weidman of Tioga, PA; paternal grandmother and grandfather, Margo and Ken Weidman of Painted Post, NY; maternal grandparents, Linda and John Anderegg, Sr. of Wellsboro, PA, maternal great grandparents, Clifford and Beverly Anderegg of Wellsboro, PA; 2 aunts and 1 uncle, John Anderegg, Jr. of Wellsboro, PA, Betty Jo Anderegg of Tioga, PA, Marybeth Beyer of Philadelphia, PA; several cousins; his dog, Vicilli. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Rte. 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901.   Star Gazette – August 5, 2013  

 

ANDREWS Donald L. Andrews

82 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday July 27, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on March 25, 1931 in Painted Post, NY, the son of Walter and Joyce Andrews. He was a 1950s graduate of Painted Post High School. Donald and Rosalie were married on September 21, 1951 in Corning, NY. Donald was a pipe fitter for Corning Incorporated, retiring after 42 years. He was a member of the Big Flats American Legion and the White Eagles Club of Elmira. Donald was a NY Mets, Knicks & Giants fan; he enjoyed all sports. Donald is survived by his loving wife, Rosalie Andrews of Horseheads; children, Douglas Andrews of Corning, Christine Jones of Indiana, Penny Andrews of Elmira; sister, Shirley Heckman of Florida; eight grandchildren; Paul (Kelly) Andrews, Kimberly (Mike) Zuke, Erica and Craig Jones, Lori (Ben) Cooke, Eric (Val) Andrews, Chad Domanski and Jennifer Tucker; he also had seven great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his parents and daughter Debra Thomas and grandson Craig. The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Monday July 29, 2013 from 12PM to 2PM. Funeral services will follow at 2PM with Robbie Ayers officiating. Interment and committal prayers will be in Coopers Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to First Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette – July 28, 2013
 

ASHWORTH Susan Lynn Ashworth Pawliczek

born August 1, 1954, died at home on July 11, 2013. She is loved and missed and always in our hearts!! Arrangements under the care of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY     Home: Tyrone, NY  Date of Death: July 11, 2013  Place of Birth: Lancaster, PA  Birthdate: August 1, 1954  Age: 58    Star Gazette – July 17, 2013
 

BARNABLE Sheila Barlow

69, of Clarion, died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loved ones. Sheila was born to the late Henry and Elizabeth Barnable in Calvert, Newfoundland, Canada. She was an islander at heart and introduced many a friend to the rugged, natural beauty of her Canadian home. Foremost, Sheila was a beloved mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend to all in need. She touched many lives. She will be remembered for her compassion, spirit and infectious laughter. She had a zeal for life and an adventurous spirit. She loved traveling, cooking, playing cards, skiing and jokes. After an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s, her body succumbed to the disease, but her unbreakable Spirit endured. She is our rock and will be forever. Sheila was the consummate health care professional. After graduating from St. Clare's Hospital's School of Nursing in St. John's, NF she started her career as a labor delivery nurse in St. John, New Brunswick, also then worked in Vancouver, British Columbia and Wellsboro. Later, Sheila returned to school and transitioned into teaching nursing. She graduated from Clarion University's first Bachelor of Science in Nursing class and continued her studies, completing a Master's of Science in Nursing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. She was an associate professor in the nursing department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania when she retired in 2003. In her professional capacity, she traveled and did research, but her first call was mentoring and nourishing her students whom she trained in local area hospitals. She is survived by her husband, Arthur H. Barlow; children, Maegon, Chris and his wife Joy Yan, Shannon and her husband Mark Flanagan; grandchildren, Morgan, Connor, Rowan; her sister, Bernice Piche; brothers, Wayne, Terry, James; her Uncle Stan and Aunt Frances; sister-in-law, Mildred Gesualdo; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements are under the care of the Goble Funeral Home and Crematory, 330 Wood St., in Clarion, where a visitation will be held Friday, July 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass will be held for Sheila at 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 27, at the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Clarion with Fr. Monty Sayers as celebrant.  The family is also planning a memorial service for Sheila in Ferryland, Newfoundland, the third week of August.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 25, 2013
 

BATHRICK Leila B. HUNT

85, of Genesee, PA, died Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Hart Comfort House, Wellsville, NY.  Born November 19, 1927, in Sabinsville, PA, she was the daughter of George and Laura Mascho Bathrick. On June 10, 1950, in Austinburg, PA, she married Ernest C. Hunt, who predeceased her on November 14, 2011.  A 1946 graduate of Sabinsville High School, she was employed by Galeton Production and National Cash Register Co. in Ithaca, NY.  She was a member of the Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church, the Genesee United Methodist Church, and past matron and life member of Order of the Eastern Star #95 in Ulysses. Surviving are: two sons, Edward E. Hunt of Stuart, FL and Gary (Linda) Hunt of Whitesville, NY; two daughters, Stephanie Scarkino of Lathrop, MO and Helen Candace (Pete) Hunt of Charleston, SC; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Theodore J. Hunt in 2002; and a brother, Howard E. Bathrick in 2011.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM, with an Eastern Star Service at 8:30 PM.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday in the Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church. The Rev. Paul M. Karges, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hart Comfort House, 141 E. State St., Wellsville, NY 14895, Genesee Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 9, Genesee, PA 16923, Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church, 1020 Rag Hill Rd., Genesee, PA 16923, or Order of the Eastern Star #95, Ulysses, PA 16948   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – July 29, 2013
 

BELLAS James J. Bellas

67, of Millerton, PA, died July 27, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born January 19, 1946 in West Pittston, PA, the son of James & Mary Rosetti Bellas. Jim was an electrician and U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, the former Connie Reinhardt; 4 daughters, Sherri, Kim, Cassandra, and Christine; several grandchildren and a lot of great friends and family from upstate New York. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Wednesday 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. John Chmil officiating. Burial will be in the Bath, NY National Cemetery.  Star Gazette – July 30, 2013

 

BENNETT Jacob L. Bennett, "Jake"/"Jack"

age 79, died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. He was born in Elmira to Curtis and Mary Thomas Bennett. Jacob was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a local musician for over 60 years. He was retired from the F.A.A. at Elmira/Corning Regional Airport. He is survived by his wife Betty; son Eric and his wife Kate and granddaughters Elizabeth and Meghan; daughter Sherrill and her husband Josι Herring and grandson Julian; sisters Valera (Robert) Burnham, Ileana (Stanley) Coole, and Carol Green; sister-in-law Jane Bennett; sisters-and brothers-in-law: Pat and Pete Champlain, Dorothy and Michael Giardino, and Edward Derleth; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jacob was predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law: Curtis and Kay, Shirley and Pat, Durland, and Merle; sisters and brothers-in-law: Leona Bennett, Vera and Wilbur "Mac" Roody, Evelyn and Donal "Pat" O'Buckley, Irama and Garry Cole; sister-in-law Peggy Derleth; nieces and nephews: Timothy Cole, Raymond Burnham, David Bennett, Barbara Perkins, Gregory Champlain, Mark O'Buckley, and Karen Aldrich; and great-niece Meaghan Herrity. It was Jacob's wish that there be no services.   Star Gazette – August 4, 2013  

 

BERGUSON Paul D. M.D.Paul D. Berguson, M.D.

66, of Drums, died Wednesday evening, July 31, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest Allentown, after a lengthy illness. Born in Blossburg, PA. on July 1, 1947, he was the son of Iris (Strong) Berguson, of Mansfield, and the late Walter B. Berguson. Dr. Berguson graduated from Mansfield High School in 1965. He graduated from Mansfield State College with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1968. He attended graduate school in biochemistry at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Institute and earned his M.D. at Jefferson Medical College in 1975. He finished his residency in anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1978. He held licenses to practice medicine in Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and West Germany. Paul was a Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at N.Y.U. He was a staff anesthesiologist at the Benedikt Kreutz Rehabilitation Center in Bad Krozingen, West Germany, and spoke fluent German. He was on the staffs of other hospitals, including Soldiers and Sailors in Wellsboro, Divine Providence in Williamsport, Miners Memorial in Coaldale, and the Hazleton General Hospital. He authored and presented a number of papers in the field of anesthesiology and had an interest in pain management. In the treatment of patients he was compassionate, skillful, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. He was dedicated to the practice of medicine. A member of MENSA, he was extremely intelligent and informed on many and diverse subjects and a great conversationalist. His generosity to his family, friends, and patients knew no bounds. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Bruce W. Berguson, Mansfield, his sister, Deidre E. Jago, Venice, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held in the Mansfield area at the convenience of the family. The Harman Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. (East) 669 West Butler Drive, Drums, is assisting the family with the arrangements.   Star Gazette – August 3, 2013   

 

BEYER George Redman Beyer

of Harrisburg, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the age of 76.  He was a distinguished Pennsylvania historian, editor, writer, and archivist. For many years, he was responsible for the state's highly regarded historical marker program. He had an eye for accuracy and detail during his 40 years of service (1961-2001). George gained respect from all as a gentleman, family man, and Quaker Peacemaker.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dana G. Beyer; his daughter, Anne Marie Brandenburg (Chris) and their children Areli Endura, Cole Patric, Cadin Christopher, Ashlyn Autumn, Chai Erik, Cooper Yale, Calvin Ajani, and Courage Justice; their son, Jason Eric Beyer (Katie Callan) has given them two grandchildren, Zane Redman and Mazzy Gabriel.  A memorial service is being held at Life Center Church on Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. Life Center is located at 411 S 40th St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17111. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Harrisburg Friends Meeting, 1100 North 6th St., Harrisburg, Pa., 17102. Arrangements are by Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Inc. Wellsboro Gazette – August 3, 2013

 

BOOTH Ellen B. Dart [SRGP 83419 - MHS 1945]

85, of Mansfield, PA, died July 27, 2013 at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro, PA. She was born October 17, 1927, in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Ainsworth & Lucy Lang Booth. Ellen had been employed by R. S. Electronics, Mansfield NAPA, & Photos by Dart. She served as Republican Committee Chair for several years, and was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Ellen received a citation from the PA Voters Hall of Fame for voting for 50 consecutive years. Ellen is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Bruce & Nancy Dart of Mansfield, PA, Larry Booth Dart of Chesapeake, VA, Timothy Dart of Mansfield, PA; a daughter, Sue Ellen Nieland of Rosemount, MN; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; two brothers & a sister-in-law, Wickham & Pat Booth of Port Orange, FL, James E Booth of Hayesville, NC; a sister & brother-in-law, Myra & Fred Brace of Beaufort, SC. Ellen was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Doug, on December 30, 2012; her son Steven in 1999; a brother & sister-in-law, John & Donna Booth; & a sister-in-law, Linda Booth. Friends are invited to celebrate Ellen's life on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. Rev. Rowena Gibbons will officiate. Memorial contributions in Ellen's memory may be directed to the Mansfield Veterans Memorial Park c/o American Legion Post # 478 P.O. Box 75 Mansfield, PA 16933.  Star Gazette – July 31, 2013

BOULIO Doris "June" Boulio Converse

92, late of Troupsburg, passed in her sleep on Monday, July 29, 2013, at her eldest son's home in Hornell, N.Y. June was born in Brookfield, on Oct. 19, 1920, the daughter of Rube H. and Ruth C. Parker Boulio. She attended and graduated from Westfield High School. June was a veteran of World War II. As a member of the W.A.C. she was stationed in Washington, D.C. and worked in the Aerial Reconnaissance and Intelligence unit there. She was employed in several different fields through her life and retired from the Bath VA Medical Center as a nurse's aid. June was a member of the Troupsburg Baptist Church and was a former member and EMT of the Troupsburg Ambulance Corp. June married her husband of 49 years, the late Stanley H. Converse, in 1944. Stan died on Oct. 31, 1992. She is survived by her sons, Victor (Theresa) Converse, Stan Lee Converse and Nathan (Kimberly) Converse; her daughters, Cathrine (Donald) Osberg and Carolyn (Larry) Baker; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her sister, Ida Ruth Bauer; several nieces and nephews .Besides her husband, June was predeceased by her brothers, Robert Boulio and Ralph Boulio, and her sister, Betty Jean Smith. June was a true Christian with an unyielding faith in God and her Savior. She had no fear of death and in later years was heard to say "I'm tired and when the Lord comes to take me Home, I'm ready to go with Him."The family will receive friends on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the H.P. Smith and Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, N.Y. Funeral services will be conducted there on Sunday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Larry Adee officiating. She will be interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Troupsburg, N.Y. Memorials are requested for the Troupsburg Fire Dept. and Ambulance Corp.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 3, 2013   

 

CARPENTER Emma Jean Carpenter

64, died at her home in Bountiful, Utah, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. She was born June 7, 1949, to Ross and Marion Alice Woodin Carpenter in Wellsboro. She grew up, attended school, and worked in Pennsylvania. After joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she moved to Utah where she has lived the last half of her life. She had a firm testimony of the gospel, enjoyed her church membership and held many callings. She is survived by sisters, Betty Brown (DuWayne, deceased), Donna Seamans (Jim), Marsha Schroeder (Martin), Ross-Ann Schwartz (Walter), Gail Jones (Terry), Ellen Van Order, Dawn Klinefelter; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Ida May Penner. To honor Emma's wishes, there will be no formal services. We say good-bye for now to our fabulous friend Emma. She was always positive and practical, with a great sense of humor and a delightful laugh. Wellsboro Gazette – August 4, 2013

 

COLE Hugh Edward Cole

69, of Ghent Hill, Sheshequin Township, Pa., passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at his home following declining health.  Hugh was born in Waverly, N.Y., on July 29, 1944, the son of Earl Edward Cole and Maude "Edna" North Cole. He was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1962 and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963 to 1967 during the Vietnam War. Following completion of his military service, Hugh returned home to work on the family farm at Ghent. He was later employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda, the Midway Market and G.E. Rail Car. Hugh subsequently attended Harrisburg Area Community College where he received his certification as an auctioneer and continued his career in the Bradford County area where he was highly regarded for his skill. Following his retirement, Hugh worked part-time at the NAPA store in Sayre. Hugh enjoyed spending time with his family, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, horses and tractors. He will be remembered for his tremendous inner faith.  Surviving are his true love and mother of his children, Linda Cole; sons and daughters-in-law, Shane and Lisa Fries Cole of Brush, Colorado, Philip and Rikki Bankus Cole of Towanda; grandchildren, Cody, Conrad and Colin Cole of Colorado, Abigayle and Adam Cole of Rome, Pa., Erikka and Cassidy Walker of Towanda, Savannah Gable of Towanda; sisters, Wealtha Vogel of Sayre, Pa., Barbara Naugle of Chambersburg, Pa., Lucille Folk and husband Douglas of Rome, Pa.; mother-in-law, Jean Hunsinger Isbell of Florida; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Cole of Sayre, and Renee Melchionne of Florida; brothers-in-law, Richard Woods of Nichols, N.Y., and Robert Isbell of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Earl on September 25, 2003; mother, "Edna" on September 28, 2004; brother, Stanley E. Cole in 1993; sister, Beverly Cole Woods in 2001; father-in-law, John F. Isbell Jr. in 2013; brother-in-law, William Naugle in 1991; and sister-in-law, Cynthia Isbell Goens in 1997.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with Pastor Tim Geiger officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Hugh's memory.    Sayre Morning Times – August 1, 2013
 

DAVIES Ruth E. (Davies) Rhode

Age 78, of Elmira, NY, died on July 25, 2013. She was born on August 31, 1935 in Endicott, NY to the late Elpha and Hugh Davies. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, "June" and brother Dean Davies of Horseheads. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Paula (Russell) McGlynn of Erin; sister, Gayle Blanchard of Wellsburg; brothers, Lawrence (RoseMarie) Davies of Elmira and David (Irene) Davies of N. Ft. Lauderdale, FL; sisters-in-law, Gerri Stocum and Florence Rhode both of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews and her pets. She was employed by Kresge's in Elmira, when she met and married Joseph R. Rhode. She had a great love for animals and could not bear to see one go hungry and none were after visiting her home. Ruth loved to watch TV and did much over the past years she spent at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. It was Ruth's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Anyone wishing to honor Ruth's memory may do so by donating to the Animal Care Sanctuary in E. Smithfield, PA. The family would like to thank the staff at the CCNF for the care she received for the last years of her life and the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital ICU for the excellent care given to her during the last days of her life. "Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of living creatures". Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.    Star Gazette – July 27, 2013
 

DRAKE David E.

Greece: July 24, 2013, age 89. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; 2 sons, Paul (Nellene) & Ron (Charlotte); 4 daughters, Linda Lindstrom, Sarah Ann (John) Jenkins, Naomi Drake & Dawn (Kevin) O'Grady; 2 sisters, Lois (Frank) Marshall & Vera (Ralph) Kent; In-laws, Berdina Kay & Francis; 18 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by 3 brothers, Clayton, Glenn and Wilbur; 2 sisters, Linda VanDerploog and Jean Powell. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and a, retiree of Eastman Kodak, Bldg 12. Friends may call at Arndt Funeral Home, 1118 Long Pond Rd. (south of Maiden Lane) Rochester, NY 14626 on Sunday 7-9PM. Funeral Service at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 855 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14612 on Monday at 11 AM. Interment Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Youth Dept.    Star Gazette – July 27, 2013
 

EHRLER Janice G. Gausline

A mother holds her children's hands for a little while, and their hearts forever… Our loving mother, Janice G. Gausline, 73, of Elkland, died Sunday, July 28, 2013. Jan will be greatly missed by her husband of 58 years, Raymond C. Gausline, Sr.; her son and daughters, Raymond (Debra) Gausline, Jr., Elkland; Carmen Tuttle, Elkland; and Janice (Duane) Hall Endicott, N.Y.She is survived by her sister, Faith Orth, Addison, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Charlot Ehrler, Levittown, Pa.; her cherished grandchildren, Kera (Michael) Hackett, Raymi Gausline, Carly Gausline, all of Elkland; Jonathan (Jerri) Tuttle, Crossville, Tenn.; Jamie (Charlene) Hall, East Norriton, Pa.; and Brett Hall of Hartford, Conn.; her adored great-grandchildren, Emily and Andrew Hackett; Hunter, Madison and Jesse Ray Tuttle; and baby boy Hall, expected in September; her very special nephews and nieces; Joseph Orth, Jr., Elkland; Hope (Michael) McLaughlin, Westfield; Stephanie Ehrler, Buffalo, N.Y.; Richard (Brenda) Ehrler, III, Westfield; and Jason (Cecilia) Ehrler, Addison, N.Y. Janice was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Carmen Ehrler, Sr., and one brother, Richard Ehrler, Jr. There will be a private memorial service for the family, held at a later date. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 30, 2013

FADDIS James V. Faddis

died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. He was a loving and caring husband and father. James was born on Oct. 19, 1930, to James and Rita Mae Werntz Faddis in Parkesburg. James married the former Mary Alice Baer on Aug. 31, 1954, in Parkesburg. Mary Alice died on Dec. 29, 2012.He was a member of Marsh Creek Baptist Church for 33 years. James was retired from his business, Faddis Bros. Concrete and became a gentleman farmer first in Oxford and then in Gaines. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by daughter, Wilma (David) Stark of Boynton Beach, La.; son, James V. Faddis Jr. of Crayleg; daughter, Brenda (Robert) Noyes of Wrightsville; son, Michael (Tina) Faddis of Middlebury Center; daughter, Deborah Johnson of Tioga; daughter, Alice (Richard lll) Moore of Wellsboro. He also has 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Sunday, Aug. 11, at Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church from 1 until 3 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Keith Williams and Pastor Ken Smith officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. -Wellsboro Gazette – August 6, 2013  

 

FINNEMEYER Dorothy F. Seiz

98, of 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, Pa., died on July 28, 2013 at the Rouse Home in Youngsville, Pa.She was born Dec. 23, 1914 in Hatfield, Pa., a daughter of the late Henry B. and Lanie K. Finnemeyer. She and her husband lived in Little Marsh for over 30 years before moving to Youngsville in 1991. They were members of Saron Lutheran Church. Dorothy considered graduating from Mansfield University in 1972, 40 years after graduating from Hatfield High School, as her greatest achievement. She was happiest when she was sharing her passion for music with others and considered her experiences teaching elementary school students in the Northern Tioga School District to enjoy and perform music, as the highlight of her long and varied life. She will be remembered fondly by her loved ones and those whose lives she touched with her talent, creativity, enthusiasm, and sense of humor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl H. Seiz, who she married on June 24, 1936 in Adamstown, Pa., and who died in March 1994; three brothers, Lester K. Finnemeyer, Lawrence K. Finnemeyer, and Harry J. Finnemeyer; two sisters, Margaret F. McArthur and Beatrice K. Finnemeyer; daughter-in-law, Judith L. Seiz and great-grandson, Shawn C. Seiz. She is survived by her son, C. Gary Seiz, Warren, Pa.; her daughter, Lucinda (Marcus) Briggs, Russell, Pa.; four grandchildren, David (Ellen) Seiz, Warren, Pa.; Lori (Brooke) Buckner, Hatfield, Pa.; William (Lynn) Shultz, Sheffield, Pa.; Matthew (Susan) Shultz, Golden, Co.; five great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Thomas (Beth) McCarty, Rebecca Seiz and her companion, Michael Johnston, and Lillian and Haven Shultz; two great-great-grandchildren Michael and Isabella Johnston; sister-in-law Shirley Finnemeyer; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Saron Lutheran Church in Youngsville, Pa. on Friday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mark Fischer, pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service. Interment will be in Hatfield Lutheran Cemetery, Hatfield, Pa., at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to Saron Lutheran Church, N. Main Street, Youngsville, Pa. 16371; the Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, Pa. 16371; or to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, Pa. 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa., has been entrusted with arrangements. Wellsboro Gazette – July 30, 2013
 

FISKE Jeffrey "Jeff" Eric Fiske

58, of Sayre, Pa., died on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at at home following his courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on June 28, 1955 in Binghamton, N.Y., the son of Richard F. and Neva Allen Fiske.  Jeff worked at International Stock Foods before changing his career to construction, working with Robinson's Concrete and Cotton's Concrete Construction. In his younger years, Jeff was a Boy Scout. He enjoyed old movies, 80's music, loved cooking and spending time outdoors.  He is predeceased by his father Richard F. Fiske and two brothers Richard J. Fiske and Daniel M. Fiske.  Jeffrey is survived by his two sons Jerimy Fiske of Barkley Mountain, Pa., and Jason Fiske of Barkley Mountain, Pa., grandson Tayton Fiske; loving mother Neva Fiske of Sayre, Pa.; sisters Anna Marie (Al) Scow of Moab, N.J., Nancy Cook of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Bonnie (Roger) Flandro of Salt Lake City, Utah; brother Benjamin Clark Fiske of Sayre, Pa.; sister-in-law Sandra Fiske of Waverly, N.Y.; nephews Kevin "KC" Fiske of Sayre, Pa., Billy J. Fiske, Braden Scow, Adam Scow, twins Jacob and Jared Scow, Greg Cook, Joshua Cook, and Christopher Allen; nieces Lisa Fiske of Sayre, Pa., JoAnna Fiske, Andrea Ackley Fiske of Sayre, Pa., Monica Marie Fiske of Sayre, Pa., Mandy (Dave) Leech, Holly Scow, Heather Rose (Mark) Gee, and Stacy Cook; great-niece Brandii ReKay Fiske; great-nephew Devin Fiske of Sayre, Pa.; several great-nieces and great nephews and many other loved ones and friends including Cassie Myers, Angel Atkins, Scotty and Michael Myers.  A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5 p.m., at the Salvation Army Church, 314 South Elmer Avenue, Sayre. A gathering of family and friends will immediately follow the service at the church. Please bring a dish to pass and stay and share your memories with the family.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Jeff's memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.    Sayre Morning Times – July 27, 2013

FREED James Freed, Jr.

of Troy, Pa., died at home on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, after a long illness. Jim is survived by his parents, James Sr. and Carole; his wife, Diana who he married on Aug. 13, 2004; his brothers, Don, Michael and Ronald; his sister, Mary Jo; two sons, Jacob and Mark; his stepson, William Bruce; his stepdaughters, Francis Yaw and Melissa Simon; his three granddaughters, Bella, Cora and Emily; and his two beloved dogs, Edgar and Allister. Jim was an avid collector of antiques and military memorabilia. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast. He also enjoyed renovating his Victorian house and yard work with his wife. He will be missed very much and forever loved. The memorial service to honor Jim's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim's memory to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Route 220, Ulster, PA 18850. Towanda Daily Review – August 6, 2013    

 

GEE Brett Michael Gee

46, of Farmington Township, Tioga, died on Sunday, July 28, 2013, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Brett is the beloved son of Jerry L. and Denise L. Gee of Wellsboro. Brett was born on April 9, 1967, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1985. Brett was an avid fan of boating and loved the water. He named his first boat Si-Savvy, after his two daughters, Sierra and Savanna, who have always been his pride and joy. Brett then went to work for his parents, where he was a salesman at Gee's Midway Homes for over 20 years. Brett loved working with the public and helping members of the community find "that perfect home" for their families. He was an excellent salesman, assisting his parents in achieving numerous awards for outstanding customer service from Marlette Homes. Brett is survived by Sierra Linette Gee and Savanna Faye Gee, his daughters; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. and Denise L. Gee, his parents; Mr. Theodore Compton, his maternal grandfather; Dr. and Mrs. Todd and Bethanie (Gee) Henry, his sister; Christopher W. and Jeremiah C. Gee, his brothers; Cassandra (Gee) Osgood, McKenna and Maitlan Henry, and Erica and Sophia Gee, his nieces; Mason, Grant, and Gunnar Gee, his nephews; special friend, Cynthia Wilkins; Ron Fish, of Lexington, Ky.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Brett is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Gordon and Naomi Gee of Middlebury Center, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Vida Compton, also of Middlebury Center. The family will welcome friends and neighbors at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," in Wellsboro, for a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 1. Also, the funeral service will be held at Holiday Alliance Church on Friday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m., with pastor Erik Ferguson, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made in Brett's name to Child Evangelism Fellowship, 16 Charleston St., Wellsboro, Pa., 16901.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 31, 2013     571

GEROULD Alberta G. Simpson

97, of Waverly, N.Y. died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. She was born on April 23, 1916 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of the late Clinton and Ada Huff Gerould. Alberta graduated from Rome High School in 1932 and graduated from the Maison De Paris Beauty College in Philadelphia. She was a beautician for 70 years, operating the Golelin Sham Beauty Shop in Binghamton, N.Y. for two years, she then owned and operated the Alberta Beauty Shop in Ulster for 15 years and the Alberta Simpson Beauty Shop in Athens, Pa., for 53 years. She received the Key to the City of Athens, Pa., on July 5, 1997, in recognition of 59 years of service to the community from 1937-1999. She married her husband Thomas Simpson on June 29, 1945, and they celebrated their fifth anniversary prior to his passing in 1995. Alberta attended the North Waverly Chapel, Waverly, N.Y. for over 30 years and the Word of life Bible Camp each summer for 29 years. She was a Counselor in the Billy Graham Crusade. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas Simpson and son Bernard Francis Simpson on June 10, 1953. Alberta is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel W. and Judy Cole Simpson of Sayre, Pa.; granddaughters, Liza Simpson Petrocco of Sayre, Pa., and Nicole Simpson of Athens, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Dominic Thomas Petrocco and Kaden Michael Willard Petrocco of Sayre, Pa., and Treyvon Simpson Bailey of Athens, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William Wells officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Alberta's memory to: Robert Packer Hospital, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, Robert Packer Cancer Research Center (noted on your donation) or Tioga Health Care Center, Activities Fund, 37 North Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892. Towanda Daily Review – August 6, 2013 

 

HATCH Norman J. "Chip" Hatch

63, of Wellsburg, NY died on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Carol S. (May) Hatch. The couple married February 8, 1969 and had 44 happy years together. Chip was born on January 16, 1950 in Waverly, NY, son of the late Norman and Jeanne (Deuel) Hatch. He was a 1968 graduate of Athens High School, and was a US Army veteran served his country in Viet Nam. After the Army, Chip spent a number of years working on local farms and then went to work as a Glass Polisher for Swift Glass in Elmira Heights until his retirement in 2009. In his free time, Chip was very involved in youth sports. He was a past president and coach for the Elmira Small Fry League, the Huck Finn Little League, coached the Wellsburg Little League, and was a member of the Umpire Association of Chemung County. Chip also volunteered at the Chemung County Family Fitness Center, and was an Elmira Star Gazette Volunteer of the Year. Even though he enjoyed volunteering, Chip loved nothing better than spending time with his family at the lake. Chip is survived by his wife Carol, his son Michael James Hatch of Elmira, his daughter Debbie Ann (Shawn) Foster of West Elmira, his grandchildren: Landyn and Rylee Hatch, Brionna and Shane Rafferty, and Avalyn Foster, his siblings: Leland (Terri) Hatch, Laura (John) Kelsall, Tom Hatch, and Barbara Hatch, along with several nieces and nephew. Chip was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Gracie May Hatch, and his brother John Hatch. Family and friends are welcome to call from 2:00-6:00 pm on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Chip's life will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 27th at the funeral Home, military honors will be given by the Chemung County Honor Squad. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Chip's memory to any youth sports organization of one’s choosing.  Star Gazette – July 25, 2013
 

HAZARD Joan Marie Lawrence

Age 61 of Horseheads, NY died very unexpectedly on Monday July 29, 2013. Joan was born January 18, 1952 in Cortland, NY the daughter of Harold and Mary Shirley Hazard. She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Cortland, NY and received her Associate's Degree from Auburn Community College. Joan married her husband, C. Fred Lawrence, on August 28, 1971 and they would have celebrated their 42nd Wedding Anniversary on August 28, 2013. She and her husband Fred owned and operated Lum's Restaurant near The Arnot Mall in Horseheads, NY. Joan was an Operations Manager for J.C. Penney's in Horseheads, NY for over 30 years. She was predeceased by her father Harold Hazard. Joan loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them and adored her twin grandchildren. Joan is survived by her loving and devoted husband C. Fred Lawrence; son and daughter-in-law: Abram and Brandy Lawrence of Butler, PA; son and fiancι: David Lawrence and Autumn Johnston of Horseheads, NY; twin grandchildren: Lyla and Keilan Lawrence of Butler, PA; mother: Mary S. Hazard of Cortland, NY; sisters and brother-in-law: Shirley & Larry Spearman of Pine City, NY and Susan & Colin Cummings of McGraw, NY; brother: Tom Hazard of Cortland, NY; sisters-in-law; Libby, Rebecca, and Nancy and their families; aunt and uncle Abe & Betty Shirley of Cortland, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including her special canine companion Gracie. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Saturday August 3, 2013 from 3-5:30 PM. Joan's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. John DeSocio officiating. Joan will be laid to rest with next to her father in St. Mary's Cemetery in Cortland, NY at the convenience of the family. Family and friends are invited to gather at Joan and Fred's Home following her Services for Remembrances and Reflections of Joan's Life. Star Gazette – August 1, 2013

KANE Robert E. Kane

age 90, of Williamsport, Pa., died Saturday evening Aug. 3, 2013, at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. Robert was born in Williamsport on Feb. 18, 1923. He was a son of the late Michael A. and Theresa (Dollinger) Kane. Robert and his high school sweetheart Marion L. Maule married Sept. 30, 1944, and celebrated over 68 years of marriage. Robert was a member of St. Joseph the Worker parish and organist at Church of the Annunciation for 52 years. Robert graduated from Williamsport High School, class of 1941, and attended Lycoming College. He was a self-employed interior designer and decorator for over 50 years. He was a member and past president of the Organ Guild, a member and volunteer at the Lycoming County Historical Museum and a docent at the Rowley House Museum. Robert is survived by his wife, Marion L. Kane; six children, Robert E. (Patricia) Kane, Jr., CoraLynn (James) Jordan, and Kathleen R. Kane all of Williamsport, Rebecca A. (Michael) Earnest of Palm Bay, Fla., Sara L. (George) Stempel of Towanda, and Jamie (Daniel) Cunnard of Orlando, Fla; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 24 step-great-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, William L. (Elizabeth H.) Maule, Sr.; and many nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Strailey; brothers, William and Hugh Kane; and his parents. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Aug. 7, 2013, at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. Funeral services for Robert E. Kane will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at the Church of the Annunciation, 720 West Fourth St., Williamsport, with Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating. Interment will follow in the Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Contributions in memory of Robert E. Kane, if so desired, may be made to Hope Enterprises, 2401 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. The family will provide the flowers. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review – August 6, 2013   

 

KENDERDINE Robert W.

53, of Genesee, PA, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 29, 2013 near Wellsville, NY.  Born March 22, 1960, in Abington, PA, he was the son of Harold S. and Joy Palmer Kenderdine.   He was a self-employed logger.  He was a member of the Genesee Rod and Gun Club and the National Benchrest Association.   Surviving are:  a daughter, Ashlee Kenderdine of Genesee;  a son, Robert “Robbie” (Samantha Cook) Kenderdine of Genesee;  a granddaughter, Emma Kenderdine;  his mother, Joy Kenderdine of Mills, PA;  his former wife, Sharon Kenderdine of Whitesville, NY;  three brothers, Harold (Sonja) Kenderdine, Jr. of Ellisburg, PA, Richard D. (Vicki) Kenderdine of Gig Harbor, WA, and Mark R. Kenderdine of Mills; three sisters, Linda E. Kenderdine of Mills, Ruth P. (Michael) Stanton of Concord, NC, and Susan J. (Warren) Lambing of Belmont, NY;  aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father.  Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM, with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 AM.  Rev. Paul M. Karges will officiate.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee Rod and Gun Club, Genesee, PA 16923.  Funeral Home Obituary – July 30, 2013
 

KLINE Elaine C. Hughes

age 83 of Lawrenceville, PA died on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Born July 1, 1930 in Elkland, PA, she is the daughter of the late Clifford and Clara (Steadman) Kline. She married Simeon Hughes and they shared 56 years together until he passed in 2003. She was a member of the Tuscarora Baptist Church. Elaine is survived by her daughters, Roxanna “Roxie” and Bill Swatsworth of Lawrenceville, PA and Janice Chapel of Millerton, PA; her son, Larry and Marcie Hughes of Lawrenceville, PA; her grandchildren, Bill and Michele Bailey, Brad King, Lyndie and Bryan Smith and Scott Hughes. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, on Sunday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 3:00 PM with Rev. Terry Moore officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tuscarora Baptist Church, 441 Cook Rd., Addison, NY 14801.   Kenyon Funeral Home obituary – July 28, 2013

KOHUT Nellie K. Chaykosky, 97, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Aug. 4, 2013 at Tioga Health Care Center after an extended illness.  She was born March 30, 1916, in Olyphant, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Anna Schlanta Kohut.  Nellie graduated from Olyphant High School in the Class of 1935. She worked at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre for 16 years and Tioga General Hospital for 18 years as a nurses' aide, retiring in 1984, after faithfully working for 34 years.  She will be remembered by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as a loving and giving mother and grandmother. They were the love of her life and she loved them all very much. Her life interests were her children and she encouraged them all to pursue further education and all accomplished what they set out to do.  She enjoyed reading, traveling, and flower arranging. She also enjoyed and watched all sports, her favorites being tennis, baseball, and football. Nellie was a former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Athens, Pa. She is predeceased by her husband Walter, two brothers: John and Harry Kohut and sister and brother-in-law Mary and John Yesalavich.  Nellie is survived by her three loving children and their spouses, Eugene and Joan Chaykosky of Waverly, N.Y., Walter and Marcella Chaykosky of Athens, Pa., and Patricia and Hank Ohlhoff of Franklin Lakes, N.J.; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Anna Chaykosky and family from Jermyn, Pa., and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends and family may call on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian burial will follow on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, N.Y., with the Rev. William Moorby officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Nellie's memory to: St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, NY 14892 or a charity of one's choice.   Sayre Morning Times - August 6, 2013 

 

KREBS Robert J. Krebs

age 90, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads after a brief illness. He was was born March 6, 1923 and was a lifetime resident of Corning, a graduate of St. Mary's School and Corning Free Academy. He married Mary Jane Hause on June 21, 1947. They were married for 63 years as she preceded him in death on February 28, 2011. For the past 3 years, Bob was a resident of Bethany Courtyards which allowed him to be surrounded by many friends and still have the freedom of his own assisted living apartment. He loved going to Lights for breakfast, The Central for a fish fry and Sunday dinner with his family. He exhibited great courage in his several illnesses, never complaining and always greeting you with a smile. He was fortunate to have attended both his granddaughter's weddings and played with his great-grandsons up until the final days of his life. He also lived to see his grandson Tim graduate from Cornell Veterinary School. His presence will be greatly missed by the family. Surviving are sons: Thomas (Mary) Krebs of Elmira and Charles Krebs of Kohler, WI; granddaughters: Jennifer (Adam) Robinson and Megan (Eric) Schmidt; grandson: Timothy Krebs; great-grandsons: Colton Schmidt, Lucas and Liam Robinson. He was a World War II Army veteran serving 3 years in the Pacific Theater. Bob retired from Gates Rockwell after many years of service as Manager of the Men's Clothing Department. He was an active member of St. Mary's Parish, and was most proud of his service to the church as an Alter Server, Eucharistic Minister and member of the Building and Grounds Committee. Bob was also a lifetime member of the Corning Elks Lodge #1071, serving as Tiler for many years. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 31st, from 4 - 6 p.m. at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 1, at St. Mary's Church in Corning and burial will be in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Memorial Fund, 155 State Street, Corning, NY 14830 or to Care First, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. The family would like to thank the staff of Bethany and Care First for the compassionate care they showed him. Bob's family have entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. in Corning.  Star Gazette – July 30, 2013
 

LAWSON Samuel B. Lawson

Purple Heart Recipient Samuel Benjamin Lawson, age 66, died on July 29, 2013. He was born in Elmira, NY on January 7, 1947 the son of Walter Lawson and Wanda (nee) Pettengill Lawson Scott. He served his country with pride as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, which included three tours of duty in Vietnam. He received several medals for his service, including Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Meritorious Mast, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Rifle Marksman Badge, and the one he was most proud of, a Purple Heart for being wounded in Vietnam December 17, 1967. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Janice Lawson; and stepfather, William Scott. He is survived by brothers, Victor (Deb) Lawson, Columbia Crossroads, PA, Walter Lawson Jr. of Addison, NY and Gene Scott of Oklahoma City, OK; sister, Janine (Dick) Adams of Edmond, OK; along with many nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Bath VA Hospital, Bath, NY or the charity of your choice . Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Sunday, August 4, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service there Sunday at 3:00 p.m. with final interment in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – August 1, 2013
 

LOAN Karen Ann Granger

Age 71 of Elmira, NY died on Monday July 29, 2013 at Elcor Health Services. Karen was predeceased by her husband Richard (Dick) Granger and son, Richard (Richy) Granger. She is survived by daughter, Kathryn Klumpe (with Fred Casimiro) Palm Coast, Florida; brothers, Richard (Dick) Loan, Canastota, New York and Donald (Donny) Loan, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; grandson, Theo & (wife) Megan Klumpe (with Great Granddaughter Madison) Chester, Virginia; granddaughters; Stephanie Klumpe (with Great Grandson Geamani) New York, New York, Kayla & Chelsea Granger, Biloxi, Mississippi; Life Long Best Friends; Holly Sweet, Oneonta, New York and Joan Granger, Horseheads, New York; along with several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in laws, and very close friends.. She was an avid lover of Cats, Dogs, Horses and Birds. It was Karen's request that there be no calling hours and a private ceremony honoring her was to be held in Florida by her daughter Kathryn, releasing flowers symbolizing her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren, into the ocean along with balloons being released. Memorial Donations can be made in to The American Cancer Society, Care First Inc. and the SPCA.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.    Star Gazette – August 1, 2013
 

LOOMIS Eleanor Alice Gauss

age 85, of Corning, NY, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at home, surrounded by family, after a three month struggle with pancreatic cancer and its effects. Eleanor was born on January 21, 1928, the second of three sisters, to James Harold Loomis and Alice Chloe Stone. After the death of her father when she was eight years old, Eleanor and her sisters, Doris and Norma, developed great independence, which strengthened their lives. She cherished her time at school, including the country school near Dyke and Northside High School in Corning, where she joined many clubs, graduated, and remained a contributing member of the Alumni Association. She was married February 13, 1946 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Corning, to Frank Arthur Gauss, a neighborhood boy she knew at the country school but then lost track of until he gave her a ride while home on leave during World War II, looking very handsome in uniform. Eleanor worked for more than 30 years in the grocery industry, a proud member of the union, enjoying her time with customers, many of whom she considered friends. She and Frank built a house and raised their family in Corning, NY, valuing connections with kin, and looking forward to the Gauss family reunion each year. They loved to eat out at local restaurants, and became friends with the people they met there. Eleanor treasured her faith and volunteered in many ways to support this faith throughout her life, including Stephen's Ministries, helping with the Angel Tree at Christmas through the Salvation Army, and visiting and comforting the homebound. She found great comfort and friendship at the Faith Lutheran Church in Corning where she attended weekly services, helped to make quilts, and participated in Bible study until her illness. Always saying what she thought, she taught her family to value honest communication. Her husband, Frank; her grandson, Noel Fraboni; her sister, Doris Bailey; and numerous dear brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles and friends have died before her. She leaves behind many who have been enriched by her presence, including her Aunt and friend, Mildred Gauss; sister, Norma Merrill; her brother-in-law, Richard Gilkinson; sisters-in-law: Constance Gauss, Diane Gauss and Ruth De Lorraine; her children: Kathryn (Tony) Stepnowski, Pam (Noah Fehl) Fraboni and Frank (Brenda) Gauss Jr.; her grandchildren: Christian Fraboni, Hanna Mitchell, William Willow, Ruby Hair, Corinna Oyer, Veronica Knowles, Jennifer Wells, Sarra Gauss, Bryce Stepnowski, Frank Gauss III, and Whitney Birkett; as well as 17 great grandchildren. She leaves us with her motto, "Never drink the bottom," the warm memory of her love and humor, and her faith in eternal life. Friends and family may call Friday, July 26, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A service celebrating Eleanor's life will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 71 W. First Street, Corning, NY. A luncheon will be held at the church following the service. Interment will be Saturday in Coopers Plains Cemetery.   Star Gazette – July 26, 2013
 

LOUI Helen J. Nelson

age 43, of Montour Falls, NY, died on July 29, 2013. Helen was born February 23, 1970 to Donald and Betty Loui. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Nelson; daughter, Faith Nelson; and grandchildren, Michael Abbey and Alexander McKie. Family and friends are invited to call at the Odessa Wesleyan Church on Friday, August 2nd, from 11 to 12 p.m. with a funeral service to follow. Private committal will take place at the Union of Hector Cemetery. Star Gazette – July 31, 2013
 

MARCY Debra Miller (Marcy)

57, died peacefully on July 25, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Miller, and is survived by her son Scott Wood, sister Sandy Waterman, brothers Larry and Dale Marcy, good friend Rachel Martie, and her beloved cat "Molly". A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 1054 W. Clinton St. Elmira, NY 14905 on Monday July 29, at 4:00 pm. Her service will be conducted by Reverend Dr. Betsy Crimmons. Burial arrangements are being made by Barrett's Funeral Home at 1004 Lake St. Elmira, NY 14901.  Star Gazette – July 27, 2013
 

MARSHALL Belva J. (Marshall) "Betty" Hart

Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died on July 24, 2013 at home. She was born on February 19, 1931 in Blossburg, PA to the late Andrew and Lillian (Ackley) Marshall. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Richard Hart, grandson, Geoffrey Davis and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Richard (Helen) Hart of Horseheads; daughters, Connie (Robert) Travis of Davenport, FL, Cathy Felix of Elmira, Cindy (Dale) Davis of Elmira and Roxanne (Gary) Krupkin of Davenport, FL; sisters, Pauline Reid of Elmira, Sylvia (Roger) Laughlin of Elmira and Norma (Fred) Matthews of OH; grandchildren, Bobbi (Allen) Roote, Michael Travis, Brian (Tina White) Felix, Gregory (Hope) Davis, Bradley (Terri) Hart and Stephanie Hart; ten great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Betty was very devoted to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary and was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church. All services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – July 25, 2013

MARTIN Maybelle Frances Kutka

Was born November 29, 1925 in New Rochelle, NY the daughter of the late Charles L. and Mary Mills (Bettles) [Earley] Martin Sr., died peacefully on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 87. Her loving husband of 66 years, Alfred F. Kutka Sr. and brother, Charles ("Uncle Linn") Martin predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved sons, Alfred F. Kutka Jr. of Fishkill, NY; Bob (Esther) Kutka of Elmira, NY; much loved grandchildren, Jennifer (Alex) Colandrea, Jason Kutka (Lauren Basciani) and Dan Kutka; adored great grandchildren, Shannon Maybelle Colandrea, Cecilia Tapley, Elizabeth Kutka and Ashley Lynn Kutka. After the flood of 1972, Maybelle became very proactive with flood control and flood prevention. She was a three term councilwoman for the city of Elmira proudly serving in the 5th District. Maybelle was also a long time member of the Zonta Club. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. She will be laid to rest in The Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx, NY with her beloved Alfred.    Star Gazette – August 4, 2013   

 

McLAUGHLIN Nora M. Smith

93, of Mosier Road, Wyalusing, formerly of Weatherly, went peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 25, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was the widow of William E. Smith, who passed away Nov. 8, 1987.Nora was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Weatherly, where she was very active. She was a graduate of Summit Hill High School. Nora held various jobs throughout her life, but most important to her were her faith and family. Born in Summit Hill, she was the daughter of the late Robert McLaughlin and the late Rebecca (Edwards) McLaughlin. She is survived by her two sons, Wayne W. Smith and his wife, Mary Jean of Wyalusing, and Gerald "Jerry" R. Smith and his special friend, Dolores Younker of Weatherly; four granddaughters, Christina Smith (Eden Berrigan), Kelly Andrus (Jason George), Kerry Altieri (Louis Altieri) and Kimberly Dotter; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, John and Robert, and sisters, Anne J. McLaughlin, Margaret Deisenroth and Marian Weston. Arrangements are being handled by Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 211 First St., Weatherly, PA 18825.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 335 Third St., Weatherly, PA 18255, with Pastor Dawn Richie officiating. Interment will be at Union Cemetery in Weatherly. Memorials in her honor may be sent to the church.   Towanda Daily Review – July 29, 2013
 

MILBURN Oskar James

Infant son of Melissa J. Arikian and Scott A. Milburn, brother of Ellie Milburn and Vencil Milburn, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition to his parents and siblings, he is survived by paternal grandfather, Richard Milburn of Arlington Hts., IL and maternal grandparents, John and Judy Arikian of Pine City, NY. A graveside gathering will be held Saturday, July 27 at 1:00 PM at Roselawn Cemetery in Roseville. Willwerscheid Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Star Gazette – July 27, 2013
 

MILLER LaFayette N. "Hud"

passed away as a result of an accident on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the age of 51. LaFayette was born April 24, 1962 in Elmira, NY, a son of the late LaFayette and Claribel Cook Miller Sr. LaFayette is survived by his fiance, Jodi Knoll; children, Noah, twins, Nathan and Nolan Miller, and Chandler Perez; sisters; Patricia (Charles) Beemer, Donna (Earl) Seymour, Cece (Rod) Dayton; Mary (Jeff) Case, and Ruth “Tiny” Payne; brother, Alvin Miller all of Elmira; and and several nieces, nephews and cousins. LaFayette worked in maintenance with Salvation Army and St. Mary Our Mother Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, was very competitive and always made everyone laugh. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan’s Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 4-7PM with Funeral Services to follow at 7PM. LaFayette will be laid to rest at Horseheads, NY.  Funeral home obituary – July 31, 2013

MOYER Thomas G. Moyer

of Alburndale, Fla., formerly of Wellsboro, died Monday, July 29, 2013.  He was born June 8, 1945. Thomas is survived by his wife, Dorothy; one son, Charlres (Lydia) Moyer of Anderson, S.C.; two brothers, Raymond (Rachel) Moyer of West Palm Bay, Fla., Robert Moyer of Alburndale, Fla.; one sister, Darlene Sayers of Wellsboro; three grandsons and three great-grandsons. Services will be held Thurday, Aug. 8, at the Cedar Run Baptist Church at 4 p.m.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 6, 2013   

 

MUDGE Linda Mudge Pellot

here will be a memorial gathering to celebrate the life of Linda Mudge Pellot, formerly of Mansfield, who died last summer on July 12, 2012. The gathering will br held on Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Penn Wells Hotel. We invite all of Linda's family and friends to come by anytime during those hours to share your memories and help us celebrate her life.  She was the daughter of Cole and Ruth Mudge of Mansfield and is survived by her daughter Nancy Leach Kuhns of Concord, N.C. and son Matthew Leach of Seoul, South Korea.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 26, 2013
 

PACKER Mary Ann WEBSTER (Cooper)

76, of Watkins Glen, died peacefully on July 28, 2013 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY, after surviving for almost 30 years with Leukemia and Lymphoma. She was much admired for her strength and grace while fighting these diseases and was an inspiration for many others diagnosed with cancer. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 11:00am-12:00pm; followed by memorial service and a celebration of her life at 12:00pm at the funeral home; and burial at Pleasant View Cemetery in Reading Center. Mary Ann was born in Toronto, Canada to the late Robert and Bertha Packer on January 9, 1937. She graduated from Keuka College where she received a degree in nursing. She moved to Schuyler County with her first husband, John Cooper, in the late 1960s. She was very involved with Schuyler Hospital having worked there for more than 25 years - first as an RN, then as a Nursing Supervisor and as the Assistant Director of Nurses. In addition, she was a volunteer for the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary and managed the hospital gift shop for many years. She served as a president of the Watkins Glen-Montour Falls Zonta Club and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen. After retiring from Schuyler Hospital, Mary Ann enjoyed traveling with her husband, Robert Webster, on cruises or to international destinations using his military Space A travel benefits. Later in life, when her immune system prevented her from venturing out among too many people, she developed an extensive international network of friends on Facebook and enjoyed staying in touch with friends electronically. Perhaps her greatest pleasures where spending time with her family and close friends. She enjoyed weekly lunches with friends and visiting Watkins Glen's farmer's market. She looked forward to visits from her children and grandchildren. Recently she enjoyed being involved and helping out at her daughter's new real estate office, Reality Realty in Montour Falls. Mary Ann was predeceased by her parents Robert and Bertha Packer, her husband, Robert W. Webster, and son, Cody Hitchner. Survivors include her three children, Diane Cooper (Bruce Coulombe) of Watkins Glen, Gordon (Jill) Cooper of San Jose, CA, and Nancy (Ray) Oliver of Albrightsville, PA; daughter-in-law, Jill Hitchner of Philadelphia, PA; twin granddaughters, Carly and Megan Hitchner, and grandsons, Evan and Alex Cooper and Mitchel Day. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org) or the Watkins Glen Library.   Star Gazette – July 30, 2013

PAINTER John P. Painter

69, of 571 Howland Hill Road, Westfield, died Aug. 2, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 4, 1944 in Wellsboro, the son of George H. and Myrtilla Wood Painter. He was a lifelong farmer at Painter Land Farms, member of the Cowanesque United Methodist Church, former member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, Grange, Tioga-Potter Farmers Association, Tioga County Democratic Committeeman and a director of the Headwater's, now known a Northeast Credit Association. He is survived by his wife, Lynda (Brown); sons, John Painter II, Westfield; Clinton (Maria) Painter, Westfield; Bradley (Alicia) Painter, Knoxville; grandchildren, Jacquline (Daniel) Outman, Blake Painter, Jacob Painter, Terri Painter, Stephanie Painter, Hayley Painter, Bryant Painter, McGwrye Painter, Amanda Painter, Andrew Baker, Ira Baker, Courtney Baker, Jason Perrone; great-granddaughter, Aydriannah Outman; brother, Norman (Marie) Painter, Addison, N.Y.; sister, Maryon (Keith) Swanson, Smethport, Pa.; sister-in-law, Marcia Elliott, Osceola; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Terry. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 West Main Street, Westfield, Monday, Aug. 12, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Westfield United Methodist Church. Ed Heyler, Pastor Harold Jelliff and Rev. Edward Caster, officiating. The family respectfully declines flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Cowanesque United Methodist Church. Wellsboro Gazette – August 6, 2013

 

PELKEY Minnie E. Peters (Pelkey)

79 years old of Watkins Glen, NY died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at home. Minnie was born July 29, 1934 in Lawrenceville, PA to Clarence and Luella Pelkey. She has been married for 46 years to Norman Peters. Minnie died after a long battle of cancer. For many years, she enjoyed work as a waitress and even owned NOR-MINS Restaurant in Watkins Glen. She worked for Curly's Family Restaurant where she met many folks and will be sadly missed, and finally retiring from Walmart. She was predeceased by her father, Clarence Pelkey; Step Father and Mother, Kenneth and Luella Fisher and brother, Ronald Fisher. Minnie is survived by her husband, Norman Peters; children, Steven (Nancy) Crout, Keith (Karen) Crout, Linette (Daryl) Vary, Anthony Peters, and William (Yolanda) Peters; Twelve Grandchildren; Twenty Great Grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call from 5 to 7pm on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, where her funeral service will follow at 7pm with the Rev. Ann Campbell. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Lakeview Cemetery in Watkins Glen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Minnie's memory to Care First, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or to the American Cancer Society, 1801 W Water St., Suite B, Elmira, New York 14905. Star Gazette – August 1, 2013

RELYEA  Marian L. Jennings

92 died peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.Marian, born Aug. 20, 1920, was a daughter of Harry D. and Rachel Relyea of South Waverly, Pa. Marian was predeceased by her husband Donald Jennings in 1988 and her son Donald (Duke) Jennings in 2004. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Richard and Ruth Burleigh of Ulster; daughter-in-law Judy Jennings of Waverly; her grandchildren John Burleigh (Lori) of Towanda, Tracy Wandell, (Chuck) of Ulster, Michelle Beers (Bill), of Athens, Michael Jennings (Ann) of North Carolina, and Stephen Jennings of Waverly. Marian had five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Marian is also survived by her sister Ruth Bloss of South Waverly along with several cousins. A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at the Waverly Glen. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly.   Towanda Daily Review – August 3, 2013

 

RIDDLE Roger Riddle

Roger Riddle, 64, of Austinville, Pa., died peacefully at home on Tuesday morning, July 30, 2013.Born on Jan. 13, 1949, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Roger was a son of the late Tracy and Birtie Mae (McBride) Riddle. He was affectionately known as "Ram Jet," "Roger Dodger" or "Rog" by his family and many friends. On Oct. 25, 1969, he married the former Sandra Swaine in Farmingdale, N.Y. Roger was a self-employed business owner for many years in Long Island, operating a landscaping operation and later an auto repair shop. Family was most important in Roger's life. He will be remembered as a very loving, caring person who would offer his help to anyone in need. He was of the Catholic faith. Roger also loved the great outdoors, especially camping. He was an avid fan of NASCAR, horseracing and football. Surviving are his beloved wife of 43 years, Sandra, at home; six children, Denise Riddle of Austinville, Roger (Becky) Riddle of Troy, Michael Riddle of Columbia Cross Roads, Diana Riddle and her fiance Hal Eighmey, who to Roger was another son, both of Austinville, Rosemarie (Willem) DeJong of South Carolina and Tabatha (Greg) Coultler of Austinville; 18 cherished grandchildren; four siblings, Tracy Riddle and Rose Smith both of Elmira, Allen Riddle of Mastic Beach, N.Y., and Jimmy (Mary) Riddle of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Dorothy Swaine. A memorial service to celebrate Roger's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive in Canton. Burial will be private by his family. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a memorial in his name to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848, or to Guthrie Clinic's Cancer Ward, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.   Towanda Daily Review – August 2, 2013
 

RUMSEY Joseph Rumsey

38, of Clark Summit, died on Monday, July 8, 2013, in Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 26, 2013
 

SHELLEY Brenda K. (Shelley) Brown

age 57, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, July 29, 2013 at her residence. Born on June 28, 1956 in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Faye (Connelly) Shelley.    Brenda was a homemaker who was very artistic and enjoyed sewing. She is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeff Brown of New Oxford, PA, Craig and Venus Brown of Palm Bay, FL, Zach Brown of Palm Bay, FL; one daughter, Shiloh Yilek of Friendship, NY; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Glenn Shelley of Elmira, NY, Bruce and Dawn Shelley of Anchorage, AK; one sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Rusty Johnson of Gaines, PA; 5 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.   Arrangements are entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Services for Brenda will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, Rte. 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Funeral home obituary - Wellsboro Gazette – July 31, 2013
 

SINDLINGER Eric D Sr.

age 56 of Farmington Twp., PA died on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Born January 6, 1957 in Liberty, PA, he is the son of Howard and Helen (Cole) Sindlinger. He married Debra Johnson. He was the maintenance supervisor for HMAC in Lawrenceville. Eric is survived by his wife of 36 years, Debra; his sons, Eric (Jen Johnson) Sindlinger, Jr. of Campbell, NY and David ( Renea) Sindlinger of Addison, NY; a grandson, Caleb Sindlinger; his brother, Carl (Joyce) Sindlinger, Sr. of Wellsburg, NY; his sisters, Beverly (Ken) Ellis of Hughesville, PA, Linda (Ray) Fisher of Williamsport, PA, Myra (Glenn) Schaffer of Liberty, PA, Mary (Steve) White of Blossburg, PA and Joni (Michael) Moskowitz of Texas and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Saturday, August 3rd from 12:00 – 2:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Pastor Roland Howard officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrenceville Ambulance Association or to the Addison Little League Association.  Kenyon Funeral Home obituary – July 28, 2013
 

SNOWBURG Holly I. "Russ" Snowburg, III

was a self-employed business owner of Snowburg Welding Supply, 117 East Main St., Knoxville. He completed his life journey on earth and now resides with his heavenly father. Friends and family are welcome to celebrate his life's journey on Thursday, July 25, 2013, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 26, 2013

STONE Florence Winifred Stone Morgan

"A mother holds her children's hands for a little while ... and their hearts forever. "Florence Winifred Stone Morgan joined her heavenly family on Aug. 1, 2013. She was at home surrounded by family at the time of her passing. Florence was born in Gleason, Pa., on Sept. 22, 1928, a daughter of Francis and Laura Carl Stone. She attended grade school in Wellsboro and graduated from the Canton High School in 1946. She married Lyle Morgan on Oct. 16, 1948 and together they built a beautiful farm out of sticks and stones and a family out of love. Lyle died on Nov. 19, 2012, after celebrating 64 years of marriage with his beloved wife. Florence was born with a gentle nature and a green thumb. African violets and iris thrived under her magical touch. A hummingbird at her feeder brought more joy to her than anything on television. She loved everything about the outdoors. Her grandchildren knew that Grandma Morgan would play anything with them from softball to board games. When she wasn't playing her favorite card game of "500," she was treasuring her time playing with her grandchildren. She taught her children important lessons about life. She led and taught with an angelic, patient demeanor few will ever know. She always said that if you couldn't find something nice to say about someone, it was better to keep quiet. She demonstrated that quality perfectly. She believed in keeping life simple and lived that way. From the homemade ice cream, hayrides, picnics, and gardening. To watching the cows grazing in the pasture and the deer helping themselves to the hay in the fields and the corn in the cribs, anything shared with family ... that was the life she cherished. She parented and loved with the soft soothing touch of an angel. There truly are no words to say what a perfect mother and grandma she was. To know her was to love her. Florence is survived by her children Stephen Morgan of Shunk, Mary Lou (and Richard) Isbell, Ulster, Pa., Pamela (and James) Bailey, Fairbanks, Alaska, and William (and Rebecca) Morgan of Shunk. Grandchildren include Laura (Matt) Connor, Jason (Tina) Rhodes, Donna (David) Welles, Rick Isbell, Lacey (Duncan) Westbrook, Jill (Kurt) Brown, Beth Bailey, Roger (Ashley) Hart, Autumn, Amanda and Sara Morgan. Her precious great-grandchildren include Ashlee, Haylee, Hollee and Blake Welles, the twins — Lane and Addison Westbrook, Shannon and Michael Connor, and the anticipated birth of Connor Michael Brown, due in December and Roger and Ashlee's baby in February 2014.In addition to her husband, Lyle, Florence was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters Mary Jane and Doris Stone. She is survived by her sisters Eleanor Hanna, Evelyn (Robert) Blow, Edith Lucas, Jean (Ronald) Shaner, Linda (Tom) Runkle and Janet Wagner; and one brother Clarence (Barb) Stone and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. Services will be held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. The viewing will begin at 12:30 p.m., with the funeral to follow at 1:30 p.m. A meal and gathering will follow back at the farm.     Towanda Daily Review – August 3, 2013

 

SWARTZ Ella L. Swartz

89, of Galeton, PA, died on Friday, August 2, 2013, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro, PA. Born June 23, 1924, in Galeton, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Sophia (Phillips) Swartz. Ella worked at Galeton Production for 44 years, retiring in 1984. She was member of All Saints Episcopal Chrurch in Brookland, PA and the Red Hat Society. She greatly enjoyed baseball (especially the Pittsburgh Pirates), fishing, playing cards, and working outside. Surviving are a brother, John Swartz, Mesa, AZ; a sister, Donna (Stewart) Leach, Wellsboro; two nephews, Scott (Gail) Mahon, Horseheads, NY and Brandon (Amy) Mahon, Galeton; four nieces, Linda Swartz, Mesa, AZ, Pam Swartz, Williams, AZ, Michelle(Chris) Piaquadio, Fort Walton Beach, FL, and Susan (Charlie) Nixon, Williams, AZ; four great nephews, Jake (Stephanie) Ingerick, Horseheads, NY, Josh (Jenni) Ingerick, Middlebury Center, PA, Justin (Ashley) Whipple, Crestview, FL, and Talas Mahon, Galeton; three great nieces, Kelly (Chris) Stokes, Alabama, Kristy (Benn) Carlson, Galeton, and Carissa (Cody)Piaquadio, Fort Walton Beach, FL; several great great nephews and nieces; and her special dog, Abby. In addition to her parents, Ella was predeceased by a sister, Audrey Swartz and a sister-in-law, Ada Virginia Swartz. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookland, PA. The Rev. Janice Yskamp will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the All Saints Episcopal Church, Brookland. Star Gazette – August 4, 2013    

 

WEBER Jay M

Age 68 of Elmira, NY, formerly of Beverly Hills, FL. He was born February 7, 1945 in Norristown, PA son of the late John Markley and Ruth Eleanor (Bowers) Weber and was called home to be with his Lord on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his aunt Lori Weber and granddaughter Cierra (CeCe) Hartford. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carol; children Mark (Mickie) Weber, Timothy Weber, Paul (Kim) Weber, Gary Warner, Ross Warner and Kelly Warner; grandchildren Zak, Nicki, Zoe, Devon, Duncan and Amanda Weber, Robbie and Joe Kimble, Maddison and Isabelle Weber, Tarynn White, Mathew Warner, Justin, Josh and Jamie Warner; great grandchildren Harmony, Lucy and Vivien; sisters Cleta (Roger) White, Phyllis (Bill) Beck and Marilyn (Dave) Powell. Jay was a motorcycle enthusiast, loved classic cars. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Saturday, August 3rd at 3pm at Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA. Star Gazette – August 1, 2013
 

WEBER Jay M.

Age 68 of Elmira, NY, formerly of Beverly Hills, FL. He was born February 7, 1945 in Norristown, PA son of the late John Markley and Ruth Eleanor (Bowers) Weber and died on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his aunt Laura Weber and granddaughter Cierra (CeCe) Hartford. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carol; children Mark (Mickie) Weber, Timothy Weber, Paul (Kim) Weber, Gary Warner, Ross Warner and Kelly Warner; grandchildren Zak, Andy, Nicki, Zoe, Devon, Duncan, Maddison and Isabelle Weber, Amanda (Montrel)Sturgis, Robbie(Cheryl)Kimble, Joey Kimble, Tarynn White, Matthew, Justin, Josh and Jamie Warner; great grandchildren Harmony, Lucy, Vivien, Mariah, Robby, Hannah, and Alivia; sisters Cleta (Roger) White, Phyllis (Bill) Beck and Marilyn (Dave) Powell. Jay enjoyed spending time with his family, going to the beach, bike week at Daytona, and flea markets. He also loved the Lord and being able to read his bible. He worked many jobs in his lifetime. He was a manager for many stores, a real estate agent, a CNA for CCNF, a health care aid at many facilities in Florida, a constable and he owned a bible book store. Jay was a motorcycle and classic car enthusiast. He loved telling jokes, which will be missed.    Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Saturday, August 3rd at 3pm at Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA.  Funeral home obituary – August 2, 2013
 

WHEELER Robert F. Sr.

Age 85, of Elmira, NY died on July 26, 2013 at Chemung County Nursing Facility. He is survived by his son, Robert "Bud" (Jackie) Wheeler, and their daughter Sarah; daughter, Pat (Bob) Lambert, and their children, son Kyle, his fiancιe Danielle Page, daughter, Allison, (Justin) Baer, Betsy Lambert; three great grandchildren. Robert was predeceased by his wife Joyce V. Wheeler; siblings, Harold Wheeler, Scott Wheeler, Fred Wheeler, Mary MacBlane, and Irene Kendall. Life member of the Masonic Lodge of Canton, PA. United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. Retired Elementary School Principal from the Elmira City School District. Avid Football fan of the Canton Warriors and he enjoyed Bowling. It was Robert's request that there be no calling hours and a Private Funeral Service be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Chemung County Nursing Facility Resident Activity Fund, 103 Washington St., Elmira, NY 14901 Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – July 28, 2013
 

WOLCOTT Ella "Jane" Spicer

89, of Route 17 C, Waverly, N.Y., passed away Wednesday morning, July 31, 2013, at her home following declining health. "Jane" as she was known by her family and friends was born in Sayre, Pa., on December 21, 1923, the only child of Lyman and Lillian McCraney Wolcott. She was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1941. On April 14, 1941 she married Clarence "Lynn" Spicer. In early years Jane was employed by the Lewis Garage in Sayre and later worked in the office of her father's plumbing and heating business, Spicer & Wolcott in Sayre for a number of years.  In 1960, Lynn and Jane started their business Charm Pools in Waverly, N.Y., which continues to present.  Jane was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Women's Group in Waverly. She enjoyed sewing, traveling and attending horse shows. Surviving are her children, Kay Onofre, Linda Spicer and Richard Spicer all of Waverly; grandchildren, Stacy Onofre of Waverly, Tami Spicer of Dallas, Texas, and Wade Spicer of Northumberland, Pa.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence "Lynn" Spicer and son-in-law, Richard "Rich" Onofre.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be directed to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 in Ella Jane Spicer's memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St. Sayre, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – August 1, 2013
 

WYLIE Elizabeth C. Pringle (nee Wylie)

died at her home on July 29, 2013. She was 98. Memorial visiting will be at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, on Saturday from 2 until 4 p.m. Prayer service will begin at 4 p.m. Her ashes will be interred at the convenience of the family. Born in Kearny, N.J., Mrs. Pringle lived in Toms River, N.J., before moving to Horseheads, N.Y., in 1986. Mrs. Pringle was a bookkeeper at Harrison Warehouse before retiring. She is survived by her daughters, Jeanne Reissner and Susan N. (Gary) Fredericks, along with five grandchildren, Ronald Reissner, Virginia Hoyt (Michael), Kristen Fredericks, Anna Fredericks and Katharine Brown (Marc). In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Care First Hospice in Corning, N.Y.   Star Gazette – August 1, 2013
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? Cindi L. Doane

died on July 11, 2013; Cindi will always be remembered by her children LuAnn and Keith; her siblings Cheryl, Keith, and Kevin; her nieces and nephews Kristy, Timothy, Taylor, Catherine, John, Christopher and Jamie; grandchildren Shelby, ZyAnn, ZeppLynn and Jovial II; her lifelong friend Doreen, her second family Debra, Kevin and the rest of the Wagner Hardwoods family. Memorial Services will be held in the near future, date and time TBA. Arrangements are under the care of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – July 25, 2013
 

? Frances J. Granger, 70, of LaPorte, Pa., formerly of Waverly, N.Y., died on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Highlands Nursing Home of LaPorte.  She was born on February 16, 1943 in Waverly, N.Y.  At Frances' request, there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa.    Sayre Morning Times – July 31, 2013

? Marie T Lafler

Our Guardian Angel Loving wife of Raymond Lafler and loving mother of William Garris, Sr., Vern Garris and Leo Garris, Jr and Crystal Garris, 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Several sisters, one brother and several nieces and nephews. Marie became Gods newest angel when she was ushered to her new home in Heaven on July 27, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME ON SUNDAY AUGUST 4, FROM 10:30AM-11:30AM FUNERAL SERVICES FOLLOWING CALLING HOURS. Marie's ashes will be laid to rest with her mother, father, sisters, grand daughter and her first husband. Star Gazette – August 3, 2013    

 

? Sharon Ann Parmelee

58, of Hardy, VA, died Saturday, August 3, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louise Imogene and Harley Hawkins; and her brother, Bobby Hawkins. She leaves behind a loving husband, Robert Parmelee; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Parmelee, Jr. and Jenny, Thomas and Cindy; two grandchildren, Brianna and Kylie; two sisters, Marjorie Thomas and Marilyn Draper and husband Tony; several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many family and friends. Services will be private. The family suggests memorials be made to Graves Disease Foundation, 1-877-643-3123. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount/Smith Mtn. Lake, VA.   Star Gazette – August 6, 2013    

   

 

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 07 July 2013
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