Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
 
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Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
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AINEY Ronald K.

Age 82, formerly of Horseheads, died in Spring Hill, FL on July 23, 2013. He was born in New Albany, Pennsylvania. He was a retired Senior Engineer for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Horseheads. Mr. Ainey is survived by his loving wife, June; son Ronald (Sara) Ainey; daughters, Anne (Christopher) Gilbert and Linda (Daniel) Janssen; brother Marvin (Carole) Ainey; six grandchildren: Sean (Erica) Gilbert, Brianna (Alex) Anderson, Julian Janssen, Alison Janssen, Jenna and Philip Ainey; two great-grandchildren, Maya Gilbert and Jon-Andrew Anderson. He was preceded in death by his brother, James. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest memorials be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Spring Hill, Florida or the American Red Cross. A Requiem Eucharist service will be conducted at 11AM on August 17th at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, 352/684-0001.   Star Gazette – August 10, 2013
 

 

ALLEN Eva F. Sanford

age 79, of Corning died Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Corning Hospital. Eva was born on July 12, 1934 in West Union, NY to Maynard and Olive (Amadon) Allen. She married Donald Sanford in 1954 and was preceded in death by him in 2013. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, sewing and knitting. She is survived by three sons: Earl (Angela) Sanford of Campbell, Donald (Kay) Sanford of Hammondsport, and Dale (Crystal) Sanford of Dixon, MO; two sisters: Ruth Merrick of Wellsville, NY and Linda May of Florida; one brother, Charles Allen of Avon, NY; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Eva was predeceased by one brother and six sisters. At Eva's request there will be no services and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post. Memorial donations may be made in Eva's name to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901. Eva's family have entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. in Corning. Star Gazette – August 11, 2013
 

BARNES Pauline (Barnes) Pardee

78, of Athens Township, died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Friday August 16, 2013. Pauline was born On June 23, 1935 in Sullivan County.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Alvie Pardee, and sons, Clifford Thomas and David Pardee.  Pauline is survived by her sons, Darrell Pardee of Athens and Spencer Thomas of Waverly; daughter and son-in-law: Barbara and Allen Ervin of Milan; daughter-in-law: Mary Pardee of Oil City, Pa.; grandchildren: Allen Ervin Jr., Marcus Ervin, Tiffany Ervin, Clifford Thomas (CJ), Nichole Thomas, Phillip Thomas, William Thomas, Danny Pardee, Janice Pardee, and John Pardee; five great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and special friends. Special Thanks to Judy Phelps.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 22 Circle Drive, Waverly, N.Y., with Brother Robby Boothby officiating.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.    Sayre Morning Times – August 17, 2013
 

 

BEAVER Robert E. Beaver

age 86, of Mildred, Pa.,died on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home. Bob was born in Lopez, Pa., on March 3, 1927, a son of the late Theodore Beaver Jr. and Ruth Dolores Crist Beaver. He graduated from the Cherry Township High School and served in the Army during World War II. He married the former Cherie Thrasher and she predeceased him in 1991.Bob began working for the Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. in Mildred, Pa., and also was the projectionist at the George Gatta's theaters in Mildred and Dushore and later at the Dushore Drive In. He worked for PennDOT and after the election changed, he was a delivery driver for Carl Weed, Ed Strickland and Dushore Beverage beer distributors. He then began working for Masonite Corp. in Wysox from which he retired. Bob was a member of the D.O.E. Charge Redeemer Church, Dushore, Pa., and a member of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa., and a member of Evergreen Lodge No. 162 F. & A.M. in Monroeton, Pa. Bob was a longtime Republican Committeeman for Cherry Township and was involved as a Boy Scout leader, and volunteered for AAA as a meals on wheels driver. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and really enjoyed fishing. Bob was honored in the Voter's Hall of Fame for not missing an election and was an accomplished bowler and a member of the Bowling Hall of Fame. Surviving is his son Theodore (Linda) Beaver of Lopez, Pa.; daughter Bobbi J. (James) Madigan of Luthers Mills, Pa.; brother-in-law Louis Blasi of Mildred, Pa.; a special friend Roberta Kneller of Dushore, Pa.; three grandchildren Lisa Sperry, Matthew Beaver, and Gabriel Minnier; three great-grandchildren Holly Sperry, Aiden Sperry and Lauren Minnier; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Robin Beaver in 2006 and a brother Harold Beaver of Ithaca, N.Y.; and a sister, Lorraine Blasi of Mildred, Pa. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Bob's life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Redeemer Church, German Street, Dushore, with the Rev. Ronald L. Dyer, his pastor, officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10:03 a.m. prior to the service. Evergreen Lodge No. 163, F. & A.M. will conduct a funeral service for Brother Robert E. Beaver at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Redeemer Church, German Street, Dushore. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent to Redeemer Church, P.O. Box 284, Dushore, PA 18614. Towanda Daily Review – August 14, 2013
 

 

BECHY Charles Anthony Bechy

age 59, was born April 24, 1954, and died at home surrounded by his wife and family on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 after a 19-year long battle with cancer.   He was predeceased by his parents Anthony & Marilyn Bechy; sister, Karen; and nephews, Craig Lyons and James Wilcox. He was survived by his wife Sally; daughter, Trista; eldest son, Chad and his special friend Mary; youngest son, Jonathan and his wife Alexandra; grandchildren, Javon, Tyriq and Anwar; Siblings, Carol and Robert Hughes, Lori Sawyer, James and Elaine Bechy, Alan and Sissy Bechy, Mary Bikowski, Patricia and Thomas Wilcox and Jeanne Bechy; and many nieces and nephews. Chuck was a wonderful father and loved his children very deeply. He was always involved in all of his children’s activities and sports. He was a hard worker and loved his work as a gifted electrician. He was a very special man with an amazing spirit that never gave up. He had a special gift with people and loved everyone. May he rest in peace.  Calling hours will be held Monday, August 19, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. with funeral services immediately following at 3 p.m. at Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main St., Endicott.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Charles may be made to Lourdes Hospice of Binghamton, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850.   Sayre Morning Times – August 17, 2013
 

 

BEFFERT Alice Blackburn

age 77, of New Era, died on Friday, August 16, 2013 at her home with her loving family at her side. Alice was born in Fallsington, Pa., on March 25, 1936, a daughter of the late Joseph J. and Helen Bux Beffert. She graduated from the Bristol High School a member of the class of 1955. She married Edward C Blackburn of Bensalem, Pa., on Sept. 10, 1955. Last fall they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Alice was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Dushore, Pa. Alice loved spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid bingo player frequenting the bingo halls in the New Albany Fire Company, and Black Walnut Legion. Alice liked reading, gardening, and visiting casinos', her favorites being Showboat in Atlantic City and Parx in Bensalem, Pa. Surviving is her spouse Edward C. Blackburn Sr., at home, sons and daughter-in-laws Edward C. (Mary) Blackburn Jr., Nescopeck, Pa., Joseph M. (Sandy) Blackburn, Levittown, Pa., Steven F. (Kelly) Blackburn, Freeland, Pa.; daughter Kathleen M. Blackburn, New Albany, Pa., Susan A. (Michael) Wallover, Levittown, Pa.; daughter-in-law Nancy Blackburn, Lansdale, Pa.; four brothers Joseph (Betty) Beffert, Venice, Fla., Ronald Beffert, Youngstown, Pa., William Beffert, Levittown, Pa., Arthur Beffert, Youngstown, Pa.; sister Barbara Asta, Chalfont, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Ronald A Blackburn; brother and sister-in-law James and Nancy Beffert; two sisters and brother-in-laws Josephine and Walter Blackburn, and Dorothy and Robert Litz; two brother-in-laws Richard D. Blackburn and Benjamin Asta; and two sister-in-laws Gayle Beffert and Lisa Beffert. Friends may call on from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA 18848.   Towanda Daily Review – August 18, 2013
 

 

BILLS Paula Bills Clark

died on August 9, 2013 at the age of 81 in Greeneville, TN, formerly from Montour Falls, NY. Paula was born November 4, 1931 to Earl & Ruth Bills. She was predeceased by her parents as well as her husband, Lawrence. Paula is survived by her son, Larry (Sharon) Clark of Montour Falls, NY; daughter, Bonnie (Mike) Pierce of Montour Falls, NY; daughter, Gloria (Mark) Boesch of Greeneville, TN; grandchildren, Matthew (Alicia) Clark, Andrew (Elise) Clark, Neil (Krysti) Westervelt, Timothy (Mary) Westervelt, Valerie (Brian) Youmans, Adam (Sylvia) Boesch; and 14 great-grandchildren. Paula was retired from the Chemung Canal Trust Company. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association. A private service will take place at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – August 15, 2013
 

 

BROWN Jessie Brown Nichols

was born to Sarah Louise and Charles Brown in Elmira, NY, May 4, 1920. With her father's death, her mother remarried, Theodore F. Berry. Together they raised Jessie and her siblings, now all deceased, including Lena, Joseph, Charles, Artiemeasia, and Theodore. Jesse graduated high school in Elmira, NY. She married her first husband Elijah Swain and bore two sons, Elijah, Jr., surviving, and Ronnie, deceased. With her second husband, William S. Nichols, the love of her life, she had two children, William Steadman and Sally. Jessie helped her parents run Berry's Hotel and the Berry's Stock Farm, worked as a homemaker and as a home health care aid for many years until her retirement. In 1979, she and her husband moved to San Diego, CA where their daughter resided. Following Bill's death in 1993 Jessie, "Nana" shared residence with each of her children, spending the last decade with her daughter. She was a strong pillar within her family and frequently consulted for wise counsel. She is survived by her children Elijah (Becky) of Las Vegas, Steadman and Sally of San Diego, grandchildren Tracey (Doug), William Steadman III, Jordan, Jadah, great grandson Jacob, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends accumulated over the years. Jessie died of natural causes in her home on August 5, 2013. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, August 9 in San Diego.  Star Gazette – August 7, 2013
 

 

BURKE John W. "Jack"

Lowman: Age 77, died at home on Friday, August 9, 2013. Jack was born in Elmira on Oct. 21, 1935, son of John W. and Mildred (Bradley) Burke. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Mary Frances (Lawes) Burke; children with their families Colleen and John Rich of Horseheads with children Mallory (Travis) Redner, Kristin and J.T. Rich; John W. Burke Jr. of Elmira with children Rachael and Ryan; Ellen C. Burke of Elmira; great grandchildren Chance and Lyla Redner; brother and sister-in-law, William J. and Anne Burke, Tyler TX; cousin Marsha McCarthy, Orchard Park NY; sister-in-law Joan Rommelt, Elmira; brothers-in-law, Theodore Rundall, New Jersey, Dr. Sydney Brown, Elmira, Jerome Lawes, Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Jack was predeceased by daughter Deborah J. and son Thomas J. Burke. Jack was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He served with the New York State Department of Corrections and retired as a Superintendent. While with the Department of Corrections he served as President of the Elmira Correctional Officers Union Local 1240 and then served as the State President for the New York State Corrections Officers Union Council 82 and served as Executive Director for Council 82 in Albany. After retiring he served as Baldwin Town Justice. Jack also served as President of the local magistrates association. He was an avid sportsman and rodeo enthusiast. He also enjoyed refinishing antiques. His greatest joy was time spent with his family. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Military honors will be accorded outside of church after the funeral mass. In lieu of flowers donations in Jack's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – August 10, 2013
 

 

BUYERS Charlotte Buyers Farr

98, died Tuesday, July 30. She was born April 5, 1915 in Hyden, Ky., to Rev. William Buyers of Honeybroook, Pa. and Rebecca Watson Buyers of Frankfort, Ky. Her father was a Presbyterian circuit preacher in Leslie County, Ky., and her aunts ran a boarding school for girls there. Her family then moved to Christiana, Pa. and she graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois. She taught school in Lancaster County, Pa. including a one-room Amish school. In 1941 she married the love of her life, Harry Farr, a Presbyterian minister. She worked alongside of him as he served churches in Honeybrook, Pa., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Towanda, Pa., where they raised their three children. Charlotte was a homemaker, gardener, Bible study leader, traveler, loving grandmother, outdoor enthusiast. In addition she published a book on her family's genealogy, was a member of the Lancaster Historical Society, the D.A.R., officer in Presbyterian Women Association and the A.A.U.W. Following retirement, she and Harry followed in her parents' footsteps as they moved to Paradise, Pa., entertaining family and friends for 13 years at "Summer Hill." Later in life, she and her husband lived at Westminster Village in Clarksville, Ind., where she enjoyed living near her grandchildren and where she tended a large flower garden into her 90s.Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Harry Farr; her sister Jane Arntz; and her brothers Robert Buyers, James Buyers and John Buyers. She is survived by her sons James Farr (Joan) of Papua, New Guinea, Lee Farr M.D. (Elizabeth), of Indianapolis; and her daughter Sally Farr Craxton of Louisville; grandchildren Jamie Farr (Anita), Chris Craxton (Karen), Robyn Lindquist (Carl), Charlotte Craxton, Kieran Farr, Eliza Farr, and Zachary Farr; seven great-grandchildren along with 11 nieces and nephews. A memorial service and burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Gap, Pa. at the Bellevue Presbyterian Church. Visitation at the church will be from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628211, Orlando, FL 32862; or Presbyterian Women PCUSA, 100 Witherspoon St., Louisville, KY 40202.  Towanda Daily Review – August 7, 2013
 

 

CLUNE Paul F.

Age 72, of Dallas TXdied August 1, 2013 in Dallas. Paul was born in Elmira on December 25, 1940, a son of the late Faustin J. and Ann (Dooley) Clune. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by twin brothers, John J. and Joseph F. Clune; brother-in-law David Wichtowski. Paul is survived by daughter Paula Noden with husband Todd McLaughlin of California; Paula's mother and Paul's former wife Kathy Clune of California; son Glenn Clune of Pennsylvania; sister Marianne Wichtowski of Elmira; grandchildren Connor, Kennedy and Kate Noden of California; nephew and niece, Michael (Melissa) Wichtowski and Michelle Wichtowski all of Elmira and Jason Clune of Florida; great nephew and great niece Andrew and Allyson Wichtowski of Elmira; special friend Dee Gilbert of Texas. Paul was a 1959 graduate of Notre Dame High School. He attended Corning Community College before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps and proudly served in Vietnam. He worked for Corning Incorporated before pursuing his passion as a "true cowboy" and working as a rancher in Texas. Paul was buried on August 5, 2013, with full military honors, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmira. Local arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Paul was a lover of animals. In his memory, donations may be made to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., Route 352, Elmira NY 14903. Star Gazette – August 14, 2013
 

 

CODY Daniel L. Cody

born in Elmira, NY, October 11, 1954,died July 15, 2013 in DeLand, FL after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He graduated with the Southside Class of 1972 and served two tours in the USMC, one in the US Army. By trade, Dan was an electrician. He was predeceased by his father, Leon L. Cody, in 1975. He is survived by his mother, Barbara (William) McCartney; daughter, Tia Cody of Charleston, SC; brothers and sisters, Michael (Kathy) Cody of DeLand, FL, Coralea Cody Lewis, Anna (Wesley) Hibbard and William (Cheryl) McCartney, all of Elmira; former wife, Lori; stepsons, Justin, Roger, and Nicky; six grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Donations may be made to American Veterans Association. Memorial service to be held in DeLand, FL on August 24, 2013. Star Gazette – August 14, 2013
 

 

COOK Carlyle H. Cook

91, Indiana, PA (formerly of Elmira, NY) died Thursday, August 8, 2013 while at Scenery Hill Manor. The son of Charles H. and Ruby (Hoag) Cook, he was born October 24, 1921 in Rutland Township PA. Surviving are his children, Debra Lawson, Indiana, Carlene Monsalve, Tampa, FL, and Brian Cook and his wife Judy, Greenwood, DE; grandchildren, Ian and Alicia Lawson, Indiana, and Moniqa Kiesling, Salem, OR; and David Cook, Greenwood, DE; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Carlyle in death were his parents; sisters, Fern Cook (1919) and Nelda Holton (2003), and Ina Neal (2012). There will be no visitation. The John A Lefdahl Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.  Star Gazette – August 9, 2013
 

 

CUMMINGS Donald L.

Age 69 of Cayuta, NY, died Monday, July 29, 2013, in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. Mr. Cummings was born in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Russell and Lila (Brasser) Cummings. Don is survived by his children, Timothy Cummings and Lori Cummings Colbath, both of Elmira, NY; and sister, Linda Marcucci of Rochester, NY. He was also predeceased by his son, Scott Cummings. Don retired as a driver from Howards Express, Elmira, NY and was a member of the Teamsters Local Union. Services will take place at the convenience of his family.  Star Gazette – August 7, 2013
 

 

DENNISTON Ethel (Denniston) "Babe" Holliday

age 98, a resident of ELCOR Nursing Facility of Horseheads, NY died at Arnot Ogden Medical Center on August 2, 2013 following a brief illness. Babe was a long time resident of Albion, NY followed by nineteen years in Orlando Florida upon retirement. She was born November 18, 1914 to Clara (Fose) and James Tiffany Denniston of Albion. She was predeceased by husband, Arnold W Holliday in 2001. She was the youngest of seven children including her twin brother Chuck, all deceased. She is survived by daughter Marsha (Robert) Curry of Webster, NY, Larry and Jane Holliday of Horseheads, NY and Marc D. Holliday of Waterport, NY. Also Grandchildren, Bryan, Suzanne, Christopher, Carrie, Holly, Janet and Katy. Great Grandchildren Kristine, Collin, Keigan, Liam, Jack and Reed. She proudly completed her GED in 1963 and later completed nurses training to become a skilled home health nurse in Orleans county. As a 62 year cancer survivor she often provided guidance and emotional support to other women with similar diagnosis. Always a pillar of strength and a source of much wit and wisdom Babe was loved and respected by every person she ever met and will be greatly missed by all. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the many wonderful friends and staff she met during her six years as a resident at ELCOR Nursing Facility, a place she quickly learned to call home. There will be no calling hours at Babe's request and services will be at the convenience of the family. She will be interned next to husband Arnold at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Orlando Florida. Memorial donations may be made to; The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY. P.O. Box 356, Camillus, NY 13031.  Star Gazette – August 7, 2013
 

 

DeWITT Donald B. DeWitt

80, died on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Don was predeceased by his sister, Marjorie Allen, and his two brothers, Fredrick DeWitt, Howard DeWitt.  He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Patricia DeWitt; their children, Bob (Betsy) James, Nichols, Robin James, Nichols, Rick (Deneen) James, Nichols; 11 grandchildren: Nicholas James, Doug James, Kristen James (Eddie) Meyers, Angela Swagler, Kristofer (Christine) Swagler, Jamie Swagler, Richard Swagler, Connor Swagler, Alexis Swagler, Brandi Norris, Brian Norris; six great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Vivian DeWitt; several nieces and nephews.  Don was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served on the U.S.S. Norton Sound. He worked for many local monument dealers and later owned and operated DeWitt Monument Service. He was a member of the St. Patrick's Church and the Owego Moose Lodge. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 300 Main St., Owego with the Rev. William Moorby, officiating. Burial will follow in the Nichols Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made in Donald DeWitt's memory to the Tioga County Rural Ministry, 143 North Avenue, Owego, NY 13827.  Sayre Morning Times – August 8, 2013
 

 

DURFEY Diane M. (Durfey) Sonner

63, of Hammondsport (formerly of Elmira, NY) died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Diane was a 1967 graduate of Elmira Free Academy and Beardsley Business School, Elmira, NY. Diane is survived by her loving husband of 24 years David, son Chad (Eva) Houston, and daughter Rebecca (Brett) Hampson, granddaughters, Leah and Aubrey, and grandson Will Hampson. Sister Donna (Tony) Lisano and brother Thomas (Cathy) Durfey. Sister-in-Law Kim Durfey, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pre-deceased by mother, Irene G. Durfey, father Robert H. Durfey and brother Gordon W. Durfey. She recently retired from Sikorsky (Schweizer) Aircraft after 28 years of dedicated service. Diane's life was devoted to the care and nurturing of her family and was known for her exceptional cooking. She made friends and visitors feel welcomed at her Waneta Lake home. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 12, at 4 p.m. at North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave, Elmira, NY. Friends are invited to a reception at the church celebrating Diane's life immediately following the Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester NY 14642    Star Gazette – August 11, 2013
 

 

FORMAN Betty A. Briggs

82 of Horseheads, formally of Sayre, PA died peacefully on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the home of her daughter and son-in law surrounded by her loving family. Betty was the daughter of the late Helen Sutton Forman and Arthur Forman. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waverly and the United Baptist Church of Elmira where she was a member of the choir. Betty will be remembered for her beautiful voice, her wonderful smile and laugh, and her always positive happy attitude, and her sense of humor. She was always willing to help others and volunteered at the soup kitchen. She enjoyed needlework, cross stitch, knitting, and putting puzzles together. What brought her the greatest joy were her grandsons. She attended every school event and every sporting event that she could. She worked for Acme Market in Sayre for 33 years. Betty is survived by her daughter, Wendy (Joe) Condame, and Grandsons, Tyler and Ryan Condame of Millport, NY and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Everett on May 17, 1984 as well has her brother Earl S. Whitney, and sisters, Helen L. Boehm and Doris L. Wolcott. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M, Monday, August 12, 2013, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The Celebration of Betty's Life will follow the visitation with the Pastor David Daniels honoring her memory at 11:00 A.M. A special tribute to Betty's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one's favorite charity.  Star Gazette – August 10, 2013
 

 

FREEMAN Burton F. Freeman

67, Horseheads, died 07-23-2013.  Star Gazette – August 1, 2013
 

 

GREENE Cheryl A. Greene

52, a lifelong resident of Galeton, died on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness. Born Dec. 17, 1960 in Wellsboro, she was a daughter of Leighton R. and Edna M. Abrahamson Greene. Cheryl was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Galeton. She enjoyed watching movies, shopping, going out to eat, playing bingo, and her brother's dog, Buddy. Surviving are a sister, Marcia E. (Kenneth) Wingo, Ulysses; a brother, Gregory P. Greene, Galeton; two nieces, Tess (Mike) Thome and Amanda (Dave) VanderWeele; seven great-nieces and great-nephews. Cheryl was predeceased by her parents. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Galeton. The Rev. Roger G. Wagner, of Middlebury Center, officiated. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Adam and Pine Streets, Galeton, Pa. 16922; or to Gale Hose Ambulance, P.O. Box 223, Galeton, Pa. 16922.Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 9, 2013
 

 

GUSH Cheryl Marie

Melbourne FL: Age 48, formerly of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 8, 2013. She was predeceased by her brother Randy L. Gush in 1996. Cheryl is survived by her son Ryan Lippert, Finnleyville PA; mother and stepfather Sandra and Michael Martyniak, Elmira; father and stepmother Charles and Linda Gush; siblings, Scott J. Gush and wife Nancy, Palm Beach Gardens FL, Michelle Redder, Elmira, Carol Kane and husband Joseph, Erin NY; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, all of whom meant so much to her. Cheryl will be greatly missed and will be remembered with only the fondest of memories. Please God watch over her and let her rest in peace. Funeral services will be held at McInerny Funeral Home at a later date. Star Gazette – August 13, 2013
 

 

HINDMAN Janet Hindman Begnoche

51, of Rochester, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro, suddenlydied on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. Janet was an Army veteran. She is predeceased by her sister, Judy Hindman. She is survived by her husband, Louis Begnoche of Rochester; father and stepmother, Ira and Kathy Hindman of Wellsboro; mother, Esther Walling of England; sisters, Jane E Hindman (Amalie Brewer) of New York City, Joanne (Mike Collins) Hindman of Brooktondale, N.Y., Julie (Paul) Werfelmann of California, Kelly (Joe) Barki of West Virginia, Tasha Hindman of Pittsburgh, Rosann Hindman of Pittsburgh; stepchildren, Amy (Cory) Erickson Mat (Nicole) Begnoche both of Minnesota; four step-grandchildren; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; her pets, Stewie and Ramona. Services were held at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Road, Rochester, N.Y. Interment was private. Those wishing memorial donations may be directed to Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, N.Y. 14450 in her memory. Wellsboro Gazette – August 14, 2013
 

 

HOFFMAN Michael G., Sr.

Age 55 of Elmira, died Sunday, August 11, 2013. Survived by his children Amber, Michael Jr., Jennifer (Chris) Simmons, all of Florida, Jack & Lewis of Dundee; nine grandchildren; siblings, Andrew, Sue, Dale (Char) Hoffman all of Elmira, Debra ( Donald) Meldrum, AL; several nieces, nephews & cousins; predeceased by parents, brothers and a granddaughter. He was a veteran of the US Army National Guard. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Friday, August 16 at 6 p.m. for his Funeral Service, Rev. Richard Hack, officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – August 14, 2013
 

 

HOLT Leighton Holt

age 61, of Mansfield, PA, died Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at his home. He was born February 23, 1952 in Lock Haven, PA, a son of LeRoy and Mary (Bartholomew) Holt. Leighton was the husband of Donna (Woodruff) Holt. He was employed as a lift-truck driver for Ward Manufacturing, Blossburg, PA, and Halstead's Saw Mill. He was a handyman.  Leighton is survived by a daughter, Kim Marmara of Arlington, TX; 2 brothers and 2 sisters, and several cousins, aunts and uncles.   In keeping with Leighton's wishes, there will be no services. Donations may be made in his memory to Community Hospice Charity Foundation, P. O. Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475-2277, or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 14, 2013
 

 

HOOEY Robert "Bob" Joseph Hooey

62, of Chestertown, MD, died peacefully at home Monday, August 5, 2013. Born on September 17, 1949 in Elmira, NY to the late Willard L. and Ruth Bixby Hooey. Early in his work life, Bob was a concert and events coordinator involving a variety of popular performing artists. The majority of his career, however, focused on working with at-risk youth starting with Horseheads Youth Bureau in Horseheads, NY and continuing at Set for Success in Baltimore, MD and Outward Bound. Mr. Hooey was a college Student Activities Director in Elmira, NY and Chestertown, MD. His dedication to youth is best summed up through the words of one of his mentees upon learning of his passing: "He had faith in me when no one else did. He taught me more about life than anyone else could." Beyond his career, Bob is most remembered as a kind and generous soul who will be sorely missed by many. Surviving are his wife, Susan Park-Hooey and his loyal loving dog, Wilson; one daughter, Kristina M. Hooey of Erin, NY; three grandchildren, Brianna Hooey, Emma and Kameron Gibson; one great-granddaughter, Peyton Hooey-Wolf, all of Erin, NY; father-in-law, Robert Park; brother-in-law, John Park; two sisters, Anne Marie Hooey (and husband, Elwin) of Michigan and Sheri Southard (Larry) of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, James Robert Hooey and his mother-in-law, Marjorie M. Park. A viewing will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013, at Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 219 North Hanover Street, Carlisle with Rev. William C. Forrey officiating. Graveside services will follow at Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Queen Anne's, 255 Comet Drive, Centerville, MD 21617.  Star Gazette – August 8, 2013
 

 

KELLEHER Kathleen "Kaye" Bowman Morgan (Kelleher)

73, resided in Indian Land, SC and formerly of Fayetteville, NC hung up her fighting gloves in exchange for a well-deserved pair of angel wings on Thursday August 15, 2013. She died peacefully at Memorial Springs Hospital in Lancaster, SC. A Celebration of Kaye's Life will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 in St. Mary's Chapel at St. Matthew Catholic church with Monsignor John J. McSweeney officiating. A time of visitation will be in the Chapel from 12 noon until 1:00 pm. Kaye was born in Barre, Vermont on November 3, 1939 to the late John Joseph Kelleher and the late Glenna Metivier Kelleher. Kaye was raised in Elmira, NY and graduated from Edison High School in Elmira Heights, NY. Kaye had a lifelong real estate career to include employment with Arran Realty, Yates Homes, Century 21, and Terry Spell Realty, all in Fayetteville, NC. She was co-owner of the Realty Centre and co-owner of Kiddie Kastle Day Care Center. Above all, her biggest accomplishment was her devotion to her children and family. She took pride in all they did. She was skilled in needlework, playing the piano, and enjoyed travelling. She will be remembered as an incredible mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and caring friend. Kathleen was preceded by her late husband James Bowman. She is survived by her son, James David Bowman of Fayetteville, NC; daughter Brenda Bowman Williams of Indian Land, SC; grandson James Gonzales of Anchorage, AK; granddaughter Madison Bowman of Fayetteville, NC; her great grandchildren, Nevaeh and James Gonzales of Fayetteville, NC; her sister Patricia Kelleher of Lake Wakes, FL and her deceased siblings - brother John Kelleher and sister Theresa Granger both from Elmira, NY, and ex-husband Jeff Morgan. The family wishes to express deep appreciation to Regency Hospice and Home Care of Lancaster. Special gratitude is extended to Dr. Daniel Haggstram, Dr. Benjamin Bringardner, Dr. William Bobo, and Dr. Wendy Brick. Thanks to their excellent medical care, as well as their genuine, on-going concern and encouragement. In lieu of flowers, Memorial gifts can be sent to the National Breast Cancer Foundation at www.nationalbreastcancer.org and the American Lung Association at www.lung.org. Heritage Funeral & Cremation Service - Ballantyne Chapel, Charlotte, NC was entrusted with the arrangements. -Star Gazette – August 18, 2013
 

 

KELLY Michael P. Kelly

of Chenango Bridge, age 53, died on Monday, August 12, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.  He was predeceased by his father, Edward Kelly. Michael is survived by his wife of 28 years, Brenda; his four children, Krista, Coleen, Erin and Kyle; his mother JoAnne and his siblings, Tim (Pam), Maureen (Joe Passarelli) and Patricia (Mike Reiter) also Brenda's siblings, Brett (Lisa) Nickerson, Sue (Shawn Dean) and Kathi Engleman, as well as a large extended family with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, also his feline companion, Chloe and K-9 companion, Bella.  Michael graduated from Waverly High School, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton and then completed his Master’s degree at Penn State University.  He began his professional career with IBM and then moved to Lockheed Martin where he was a Finance director, Controller in Owego. A devoted husband and father, the most important thing in Michael's life was his family. Both personally and professionally, he impacted the lives of countless individuals throughout his life. Outside of his family and professional career, his biggest passion was wrestling. Michael enjoyed a successful wrestling career in both high school and college, however, his ultimate joy was his involvement with Kyle's wrestling. Michael's family would like to extend a personal thank you to Dr. Lowry and staff at the Guthrie Clinic.  A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Paul's Catholic Church on Chenango St., Binghamton, NY, burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, NY.  Family and friends may call at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St. Port Dickinson, NY 13901 on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. Those wishing kindly consider memorial contributions in Michael's name to the American Cancer Society 13 Beech St. Johnson City, NY 13790.    Sayre Morning Times – August 16, 2013
 

 

KENYON Sandra J. "Sandy" Chamberlain Wood

age 69, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 4, 1944 in Wellsboro, Pa., she was the daughter of William E. and Gertrude (Clark) Kenyon. Sandy was a homemaker who enjoyed knitting, mowing grass and caring for her four dogs. Sandy is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Beth Chamberlain of Columbia Crossroads, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Kevin Comfort of Millerton, Pa., Lori and John DeWitt of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two stepsons, Mike and Joe Chamberlain; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dave Johnston; one brother, William Kenyon of Wellsboro, Pa.; one sister, Phyllis Price of Millerton, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; her companion, Jim Wood; several nieces and nephews, and her four dogs. She was predeceased by her husband, Gale Chamberlain and her dog, Cricket. Private services will be held by the family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family. Towanda Daily Review – August 16, 2013
 

 

KISER Mary P. (Kiser) Saylor

71, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born June 25, 1942, in York, a daughter of Clovis and Geneva (Ryer) Kiser. Mary graduated from York Catholic High School Class of 1960. She married John W. Saylor on May 13, 1961 and celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary this year. Mary and her husband owned and operated the Skyview Motel and Restaurant in Bremo Bluff, Va. from 1980 to 1999. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Wellsboro and Morris 55 Plus Club. Mary is survived by her husband, John; a son and daughter-in-law, John W. Saylor III and Kimberly of Troy, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and William Vienot of Palmyra, Va.; three grandchildren, Kiara Saylor, Scott Vienot and Johnny Batdorff; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul Franklin and Lori Kiser of Windsor, Denny and Pam Kiser of Windsor; a sister and brother-in-law, Alice and James LeMaster of Red Lion; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and numerous friends. Mary was predeceased by a son, John W. Saylor, II; sisters, Orpha Delp, Vivian Warner and a brother, Sonny Kiser. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Mary's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 17, 2013
 

 

KLEM Michael Klem

age 80, of Dushore, PA passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013 at the Hospice Care Center in Sunbury, PA with his loving spouse and Pastor, Father Joseph Hornick at his side. Mike was born in Lopez, PA November 11, 1932, the youngest of eleven children of the late Stephen & Mary Pishnak Klem. He graduated from Cherry Township high school a member of the class of 1951. He served in the US Navy from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict. He married the former Mary Lou McMahon on January 17, 1959. Mike worked at GTE Sylvania and on construction before retiring from Penn DOT in Montoursville, as a highway inspector. Mike was a member of St. Basil’s church, Dushore, PA and a member of McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred, and the V.F.W., A.J. Bird Memorial Post #384, New Albany, PA Surviving: Spouse: Mary Lou at home Two sons: Michael (Christine) Klem Flower Mound, TX David (Heather) Klem S. Williamsport, PA Two daughters: Mary Ann Klem Williamsport, PA Karen (Paul) Smurthwaite Woodlands Hills, CA Brother: Frank Klem White Lake, MI Sister: Rosalie Burke Lopez, PA Sister-in-law: Josephine Klem Dushore, PA Brother-in-law: Miles Little Benton, PA  13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, George (Boxer) Klem of Dushore, and seven sisters: Katie & Ella Klem, Julia Cole of Lopez, PA, Anna Sokach of Exeter, PA, Tillie Davis of Plymouth, Helen Wenner of Lopez, PA, and Esther Little of Benton.  A Transferal Service will be held on Friday, August 16th at 11:30 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M until the time of the service.  Graveside Military Services will be accorded by Members of McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred, and the V.F.W., A.J. Bird Memorial Post #384, New Albany, PA.  The family will provide the flowers and ask that Memorials may be directed to: St. Basil’s Church, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614; Dushore Fire and Ambulance Company, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614 or SUN Home Hospice Care Center, 350 N 11th St., Sunbury, PA 17801.   Towanda Daily Review – August 13, 2013
 

 

KNOUFF George J. Knouff Jr.

age 70, of Dushore, Pa., died on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at his home with his loving family at his side. George was born Dec. 17, 1942, in Irvington, Essex County, N.J., a son of George J. Knouff Sr. and Sonia Lehenke. He married the former Concetta Lia of Belleville, N.J., on Dec. 28, 1963, they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this coming December. George served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard as a Staff Sergeant with the 50th Armor Division, then with the 1st Army as a platoon Sgt. He served in the National Guard during the riots of the 1960s. He studied and obtained his engineering license and began work for AT&T Bell Labs. While at Bell Labs in the 1980 he was instrumental in getting AT&T to donate a retired Fire Engine to the Dushore Fire Company. He retired at age 55 to take up a second career as a Horse and Livestock dealer. He worked among the Amish who had horses with good driving standards. He owned and operated Foxmoor Farms in New Jersey, mainly in boarding and sales. He boarded as many as 120 head at a time. It took a lot of hired help for everything to run smoothly. He then downsized retired to having animals at home. George was a member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore, Pa., and a life member of Telecom Pioneers of America, American Legion State Post in Harrisburg, Pa., and A.Q.H.A., P.S.A and the N.R.A. Surviving George are his spouse, Connie at home; two daughters, Karen (Shawn) Abernethy of Laporte, Pa., and Kathryn Knouff of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, David (Kelly) Knouff of Dushore, Pa.; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one niece and three nephews. He was predeceased by his son George III on March 19, 2013; a grandson, Charles James Arnold; a sister, Kathryn Knouff; and a brother, John Knouff. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614.  Towanda Daily Review – August 9, 2013
 

 

KUEN Stephen Paul Kuen

58, of Wellsboro,died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Hershey Medical Center. He was born Feb. 26, 1955, the son of the late Stephen John Kuen and Catherine Schuessler Kuen. Stephen was employed by Point to Point Transportation as a driver. Stephen had a great sense of humor, and always had a story to tell. He was friendly with everyone he met, although his best friends were his two golden retrievers, "Scooter" and "Chatty." Stephen was passionate about music and played many instruments. Surviving are his daughters, Jennifer N. Bones (Ryan) of Denver, Pa., Jillian L. Barone-Kuen of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Jordyn L. Scholl, Trenton M. Scholl and Abigail J. Bones. Friends and family are invited to Stephen's Life Celebration on Friday, Aug. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. There will be a "Time of Remembrance" from 6 to 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue at 60 Vera Cruz Rd., Reinholds, Pa. 17569 or visit www.DVGRR.org. Please include with your donation that it is a memorial for Stephen P. Kuen. Wellsboro Gazette – August 14, 2013
 

 

LAMBERTI Nicholas D.

Age 88, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Survived by wife, Beverly Lamberti; children, Michael Lamberti, Joanne Lamberti, Nicholas Lamberti, and Lisa Lamberti; grandson, Daniel Lamberti. It was Nicholas's request that there be no calling hours and a private Funeral Service be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.    Star Gazette – August 15, 2013
 

 

LITTLE Lois E. (Little) Moucha

Age 84, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Lakeside Beikirch Care Center in Brockport, NY. Lois was born on April 8, 1929 daughter of the late John and Sarah Gladys Little. She is survived by her sons, William (Dawn), Brian (Cindy), and James; granddaughters, Janelle, Ashley, Emily, and Kaitlyn; and brother, Harold Little. She was predeceased by her husband, Marvin Moucha and daughter, Tula Joy Moucha. Lois was a graduate of Houghton College. She and her late husband were the owners of Little's Schwinn Cyclery in Elmira for many years. Calling hours 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Monday, August 19th, at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, with funeral service immediately following. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – August 16, 2013
 

 

MAKIN Robert L. "Bob" Makin

Robert L. "Bob" Makin, 82, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. He was born on Nov. 5, 1930, in Wellsboro, a son of the late Ernest H. and Velma (Wood) Makin. He was the husband of 59 years of Carol R. (Bell) Makin and owned Makin's Plumbing and Heating, Wellsboro, for over 50 years. Bob was a member of the Mt. Zion Full Gospel Church, Wellsboro and enjoyed playing golf, traveling, fishing and going to their cottage on Keuka Lake. He served in the United States Army National Guard. Bob is survived by his wife, Carol; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Warren Berg, Cassandra and Peter Boergermann, both of Wellsboro, brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Alma Makin of Wellsboro; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Calvin Mosher of Wellsboro; three granddaughters, Alyssa, Joy and Mikaela Boergerman; many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. Wellsboro Gazette – August 10, 2013
 

 

METZLER Edna Metzler Brunk

86, of Lititz, Pa., formerly of Westfield, and Honey Brook, Pa.,died on Monday, Aug. 12, at Landis Homes. Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Anna Bucher Metzler. She was married to Leonard S. Brunk for 60 years. Edna was a follower of Jesus from her youth and was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandma. She enjoyed homemaking and found great joy in helping her friends and neighbors. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Leon, married to Wendy (Keener) Brunk; Jim, married to Sandy (Kramer) Brunk; a daughter, Elaine, married to Sid Frey; five granddaughters, Heidi (Brunk), married to Matt Bane; Melissa (Brunk), married to Nate Showers; Heather (Brunk), engaged to Joey Calloway; Alyssa (Frey), married to Michael Peachey; Nikah (Frey), married to Jonny Tice; one grandson, Colton Frey; seven great-grandchildren. Edna was preceded in death by her sisters, Esther Martin, Elta Harnish, Grace Stauffer, and Anna Shank. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 3:30 p.m. from the Erisman Mennonite Church, 8 S. Erisman Road, Manheim, Pa., with a visitation with the family beginning at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be private. Donations may be made to the Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, Pa. 17543.Arrangements are in care of the Furman's Funeral Home, Leola, Pa. Wellsboro Gazette – August 14, 2013
 

 

MINARD Barbara A. Watkins

73, of Ulster Township, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Barbara was born May 22, 1940, in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of Harry and Betty DeGroff Minard. She was a graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda. In early years, she was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens and was later employed by the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre. Barbara enjoyed traveling, gardening and caring for her pets. Surviving are her children, Karen Prough (Jeff Sturznegger), Kevin Prough and fiancé Nancy Wilkins, Barry Watkins and wife Lisa, Amy Ward and husband Anthony, Jason Watkins and wife Darci; grandchildren, Kattie Lohmann, Charlee Prough, Kirsten Prough, James Prough, Alex Ward, Amanda Ward, Michael Watkins, Jason Watkins and Wyatt Watkins; brothers, Richard Minard and wife Carol, Thomas Minard and wife Audrey, Mike Davis and wife Robin; sister, Lynette; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles "Butch" Prough in May of 1984, John Watkins in February of 2007; infant grandson, Richard T. Prough in July of 1983; sister, Teresa. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family requests that contributions be directed to the Animal Care Sanctuary in care of Barbara and John Merrill, P.O. Box A, East Smithfield, PA 18817, in Barbara's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – August 9, 2013
 

 

MORSE Robert E. Morse

84, of Odessa, NY, died on August 9, 2013. Born August 8, 1929 to Reuel S. Morse and Roby G. Cotter Morse in East Corning, NY. Bob lived and worked most of his life in the Ithaca area, where he was the self-employed owner of Mor-Gas. He graduated from Painted Post HS in 1948. He served in the US Navy from 1949-1953. He is survived by his loving wife, Dolores J. (Ormsby) Morse; his three children, Robert A. (Georgia Buchanan) of Verona, NJ, Mary C. Blakely (Venn) of Westfield, NY, and Cindy S. Marshall (Robb) of Burnt Hills, NY. In addition, Bob leaves 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Carol Gallagher of Fort Myers, FL; and his brother, Alton Morse of Himrod, NY; as well as many nieces and nephews. Bob is predeceased by his parents and brothers, Merle, Walden, Seymour, Gordon, Reuel, and Reginald. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the People's Baptist Church, 364 Main Street in Newfield, NY with calling hours at 1 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory may be made to the People's Baptist Church, Care First NY, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Vedder & Scott Inc. Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY. Star Gazette – August 12, 2013
 

 

OAKES Betsy R. Anderson

Age 77, died Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Betsy was born in Mt. Jewett PA on October 21, 1935, daughter of the late Raymond and M. Maxine (Rafferty) Oakes. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brother Daniel Oakes, brother-in-law Phillip Barnhart and nephew Phillip Joel Barnhart. Betsy in survived by her husband of 58 years Robert C. Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Rae A. and James Terwilliger of Horseheads with her children Michael Nelson and Lindsay (Eric) Upham; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert E. and Jacqueline Anderson of Elmira with children Janet, Heather and James Anderson; Mark A. and Michelle Anderson of Gang Mills with sons, Alec and Brennan Anderson; great grandchildren, Ryan and Bella Maxine Upham; sister Sally Barnhart of East Aurora NY with daughter Susan Barnhart. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and dear friends. Betsy was the former owner of Cozy Corner Restaurant. In earlier years she was an avid bowler. She enjoyed her friends at Gerber's. Betsy's greatest joy was time spent with family. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira, on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Donations in Betsy's memory may be made to CareFirst, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Star Gazette – August 11, 2013
 

 

PAINTER John P. Painter

age 69 of 571 Howland Hill Rd., Westfield, Pa. died August 2, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 4, 1944 in Wellsboro, Pa. 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 Assn., Tioga Co. Democratic Committeeman and a director of the Headwater’s, now known a Northeast Credit Assn.. He is survived by: His wife, Lynda (Brown); Sons – John Painter II, Westfield, Pa., Clinton (Maria) Painter, Westfield, Pa. and Bradley (Alicia) Painter, Knoxville, Pa.; 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, and Jason Perrone; Great Granddaughter – Aydriannah Outman; Brother – Norman (Marie) Painter, Addison, NY.; Sister – Maryon (Keith) Swanson, Smethport, Pa.; Sister in Law – Marcia Elliott, Osceola, Pa. and 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 W. Main St., Westfield, Pa. Monday August 12, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 11:00 am. at the Westfield United Methodist Church. Ed Heyler, Pastor Harold Jelliff and Rev. Edward Caster, offc. The family respectfully declines flowers.  Memorial donations may be made the Cowanesque United Methodist Church.   Funeral home obituary – August 9, 2013
 

 

PALMER Roy W Palmer

age 66, of Big Flats, NY, died on August 6, 2013. Roy was born December 29, 1946, son of Roy and Lora (Hill) Palmer. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1965 and Hartwick College 1969. Roy served honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He worked with the department of Veterans affairs for over 35 years, most recently in Houston, TX. Roy was an avid outdoorsman and as a retiree enjoyed hunting and fishing all over the US. He is predeceased by his brother, Donald and brother-in-law, Patrick. He is survived by his parents; his children, Cory and Hunter Palmer of Nashville, TN; sister, Alice Sargent, Mendon NY; brother, John Pisgah, Forest, NC; nieces, Becky (Rob) Carpenter and Chrissy (DJ) Keough; nephews, Zach, Casey and Devon Sargent; great nieces and nephews, Cameron and Collin Carpenter, Jamie Warner and Cyle Keough. A special thank you to Roy's close personal friends who stood by him in his time of need: Helen & Bruce Davis, Jeff Davis, Ryan Davis and Ray Biagioli, among others.  Star Gazette – August 8, 2013
 

 

PAYNE Anna Frances Payne

died Aug. 14, 2013, after a brief illness. Anna was born June 27, 1927, to Earl J. Payne and Nellie Frances Sweeney Payne. She was a graduate of Waverly High School, 1945, and a graduate of Nazareth College (Rochester, N.Y.), class of 1949. Shortly after college, Ms. Payne returned to her beloved hometown of Waverly. She worked as a chemist with the Westinghouse Corporation in Horseheads, N.Y. and retired after thirty five years of service. She was a lifelong parishioner of St James Church, Waverly, N.Y. Anna Frances was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Nellie, in addition to her siblings, Genevieve, Earl, Jr., and Robert Payne. She is survived by her niece, Juliana (Garth) Payne Wootten and their children, Margaret and Carolyn; her niece, Jennifer (Patrick Johnson) Payne and their children, Katherine and Liam; and her devoted cousin, John G. Dugan of Athens, Pa. Her favorite pastimes included playing cards, golfing and spending time with close friends and family. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Reverend William Moorby, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Blessed Trinity Parish, St James Church in Waverly N.Y. Interment will follow at Saint James Cemetery. As per Ms. Payne's request there will be no viewing hours. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Anna Frances' name to either Catholic Charities of Southern Tier Office 231 Main St., Owego NY 13827, or The Waverly Free Library.  Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly N.Y.   Towanda Daily Review – August 16, 2013
 

 

PRINSSEN Pieter Prinssen

age 72, of Mainesburg, PA,died at home on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Pieter served with the101st Airborn and Naval Reserve. He was a graduate of Johnson and Wales University.   Pieter is survived by his wife, Sandra (Cabral) Prinssen of Mainesburg, PA; a son, David, and a daughter, Monique, and 2 grandchildren of Amsterdam, Holland.   In keeping with Pieter's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 14, 2013
 

 

PRIOR Robert C. Prior

age 72, of Dundee, NY died Sunday August 11, 2013 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, in Montour Falls, NY. There are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday (August 16) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee with Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, with a reception after. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Sports Boosters Varsity Baseball P.O. Box 53; the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., or the Dundee V.F.W., 125 Seneca St. Ext., Dundee, NY 14837. Robert was born June 14, 1941 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Walter and Virginia Andrus Prior. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1959. A dock worker for Penn Yan Express for many years; he retired in 2003 after more than 25 years with Suit-Kote, of Watkins Glen, NY. Mr. Prior was a member of the Dundee United Methodist Church, Dundee V.F.W., Dundee American Legion, and the Montour Falls Moose Lodge. "Bob" was a star catcher for the only D.C.S. Sectional winning baseball team in 1958; he was an avid sports fan all his life, especially the Cleveland Indians. He enjoyed cross word puzzles, movies, and socializing with friends. He is survived and will be missed by two daughters, LeAnne K. Bunn with whom he made his home, Polly L. (Daniel) Hughes of Tully, NY; a son, Robert K. (Lora) Prior of Dundee; 10 grandchildren, Andrea, Matthew, and Nicholas Bunn, Jake, Samantha, and Amanda Hughes, Mackenzie, Colin, Jessica, and Ryan Prior; a great granddaughter Kaelee Bunn-Smith; two brothers, Bill (Connie) Prior of Dundee, Michael (Charlene) Prior; and a sister, Wendy (Howard) Butters, both of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews.   Star Gazette – August 13, 2013
 

 

REEP Roger W. Reep

age 55, of Elmira, died August 6, 2013. Survived by mother, Roselee Reep; sisters, Sharri and Kimberlee Reep; brothers, Walter and Scott Reep, and Craig (Nancy) Gorvino; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Roxann Grace and brother, Timothy Reep. It was Roger's wish that there be no services.  Star Gazette – August 11, 2013
 

 

ROUNDS Gerard F. "Gerry" Rounds

age 52, of Sayre, Pa.,died on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, very unexpectedly.  Gerry was born on Oct. 2, 1960 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Elizabeth Barrett Rounds and the late Herbert Rounds.  Besides his mother, Elizabeth, he is survived by sister Kathleen Hale of Corning, N.Y.; brothers Jack Rounds of Athens, Pa., and Richard Rounds of Wilkes Barre, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  He was predeceased by his father and brother, David Rounds. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, N.Y. on Friday at 10 a.m. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  Sayre Morning Times – August 14, 2013
 

 

SARING Patrick Logan Saring Jr

beloved infant son of Patrick Logan Saring Sr. and Bonnielee Hudson of 201 Second St. Towanda, Pa., died Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Patrick was born May 18, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. In addition to his parents he is survived by his sister, Taylor Marie Saring; maternal grandparents, Scott Hudson and Patricia Harrigan; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Christie Saring; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Patrick's Family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review – August 9, 2013
 

 

SCHANBAHER Susan K. MARSHALL

WATKINS GLEN: Age 53, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Wednesday (August 14th), from 6:00pm-7:00pm; followed by a memorial service at 7:00pm; Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon will officiate. She is survived by her children, Robert Marshall Jr., Leanne (John) Komnick, Matthew (Angela) Marshall, and step-daughter, Jamie (Mike) Gaeb; sisters, Kathy Cranmer, Sandra (Wayne) Eccleston, Diana (Martin) Kennedy, and Donna (Brian) Szuman; brother, Joseph Schanbacher; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Mary Ellen Schanbacher.  Star Gazette – August 12, 2013
 

 

SECATELLO Anthony P. (Tony), Jr.

Age 42 of Elmira, NY. Died on Friday August 9, 2013 after a long illness at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on March 22, 1971 in Hoboken, NJ. Anthony was predeceased by his father, Anthony P. Secatello, Sr. in 2009. He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Boughton: mother, April Trumbull; sister, Clara Doralea (Jim) Shaffer; brother, John (Lisa) O'Connor; sister Coral (John) Streeter. Also several nieces, nephews and many close friends. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Monday August 12, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Prayers there at 4:00 PM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2507 James Street, Suite 106, Syracuse, NY 13206 or St Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Star Gazette – August 10, 2013
 

 

SEELEY Mildred L. Porter

95, of Lockwood died Monday, August 6, 2013, at the Schuyler Hospital. She was born September 5, 1917 in Cayuta, N.Y., the daughter of the late Sadie Brink and George D. Seeley.  Mildred graduated from Waverly High School, she received her bachelor's degree from Cortland State Teachers College and her master's degree from Cornell University. She taught third grade at the Van Etten, New York, Elementary School, and served as principal there for 11 years until her retirement.  Mildred was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Sears; her second husband Ellsworth Porter; her sister Loretta Martin; and her brother George Seeley Jr.  Mildred is survived by her three loving children and their spouses -- David and Deborah Sears, of Glenwood, N.Y., Marilyn and the late John Porter, of Trumansburg, N.Y., and Dale and Sibyl Porter, of Altus, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Friends and family may call Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, N.Y. Burial will be at the discretion of the family at the Lockwood Cemetery.  Sayre Morning Times – August 8, 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. Wellsboro Gazette – August 14, 2013
 

 

SMITH Frederick (Fred) Wilbert Smith

77, died at the Green Home in Wellsboro on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. He was born on Feb. 2, 1936, in Mansfield and was the son of the late Horton V. and Mildred Reynolds Smith. Fred was also predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are his sons, Andrew E. Smith and Eric M. Smith, as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Fred was an English teacher at Canton High School, spent 20 plus years with Putnam Company in Wellsboro, studied landscaping/horticulture technology in Williamsport and was well known throughout the northern tier of Pennsylvania for his creative designs and overall knowledge of plants and trees. Fred was also a very good watercolor artist. At Fred's request there will not be any calling hours at Carleton Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to a gravesite burial at Catlin Hollow Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m., with Father John Chmil of Saint Peter's church officiating. May Fred rest in peace.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 12, 2013
 

 

STAGE Paul Stage

66, Elmira, died 07-13-2013.   Arrangements: Walter J. Kent Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – July 14, 2013
 

 

STRATTON Roy Marshall Stratton

76, loving father and friend died on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Dallas. He was born June 27, 1937 in Middlebury. He resided in Granbury, Tex., near his daughter, Trish Stratton, for eight years and was presently employed at Bunker Hill Senior Village in Stephenville, Tex., as their maintenance man. Prior to his move to Texas he was a resident in Addison, N.Y., where he retired from a local newspaper, the Addison Post, and was an active member in the American Legion and Masons. Roy is survived by his daughter, Trish Stratton. A small service will be held at her residence Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Addison, N.Y. at a later date.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 12, 2013
 

 

SULLIVAN Joy Hanlon

age 85, of Odessa, NY died peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Joy was the daughter of the late George and Thelma Sullivan. Joy will be remembered as fun loving. She enjoyed playing cards, beautiful flowers, feeding the birds, and being a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. Joy was an x-ray technician at Arnot-Ogden Hospital and worked for Dr. Ward in Odessa. She was a wonderful homemaker as well. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband William. Joy is survived by her daughter, Sue (James) Wigglesworth; son, Mike (Laurie) Hanlon; grandsons, Kyle and Neil Hanlon; sister Kay Anderson; and several nieces and a nephew. Friends and family may call from 11 AM to 12 PM on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Odessa Methodist Church with a service and luncheon to follow. A private burial will be held for family at a later date. Memorials may be made in Joy's name to Odessa United Methodist Church, 305 Church St., Odessa, NY 14869.   Star Gazette – August 7, 2013
 

 

TATE George A. Jr.

Age 68 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Wellsville, NY died on Friday August 16, 2013 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. George was born July 14, 1945 in Wellsville, NY the son of the late George A. and Evangeline Dwyer Tate Sr. Due to the death of George's parents in August 1951 and February 1952, when he was a child, George was raised by his uncle and aunt Augustine "Gus" and Gertrude Dwyer Padden. George was raised with their children as a brother to the Padden children. He graduated from Wellsville High School Class of 1963 and received his Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Brockport and his Master's Degree from Elmira College. George was three credits from completing his Doctorate Degree. He was a Veteran of The Vietnam War serving his country with The U.S. Army. George married his wife, Rosalie Anne "Skip" Vosburgh Tate, on January 11, 1974 and they would have celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary on January 11, 2014. He was a retired Math and Technology Teacher having retired from The Horseheads Central School System. He was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul's Church in Elmira, NY and a Fourth Degree Knight with The Knights of Columbus. George was an avid sportsman and member of The North Forty Hunting Club and The Huntsville Hilton in Wellsville, NY, and a member of The Horseheads Elks Lodge # 2297. He and his wife were former members of The Corning Country Club. George is survived by his beloved wife Rosalie Anne "Skip" Vosburgh Tate; daughter and son-in-law: Beth Vosburgh & John Corbett of Homestead, Florida; brothers and sisters-in-law: Robert & Sylvia Benasutti Padden of Rochester, NY and Brian & Marilyn McLaughlin Padden of Murphy, Texas; sister: Maureen Padden Cooper of Wellsville, NY; sisters-in-law: Virginia Spry of West Corners, NY and Grace Marie Bystricky of Endicott, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Tuesday August 20, 2013 from 1-3 PM. George's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4 PM at St. Peter & Paul's Church in Elmira, NY. Gravesite Committal Services will be held on Wednesday August 21, 2013 at 11 AM at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Tate. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember George through memorial donations to The Kelley M. Cooper Memorial Scholarship c/o Immaculate Conception School 24 Maple Avenue Wellsville, NY 14895, The Elks National Foundation and Major Projects c/o Horseheads Elks Lodge # 2297 6 Prospect Hill Road Horseheads, NY 14845, or Care First (formerly Southern Tier Hospice) 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830, and The Disabled American Veterans. Star Gazette – August 18, 2013
 

 

THOMPSON Lawrence Walden Thompson

age 60, died suddenly at his home in Snellville, GA on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patricia (Pat) Bec Thompson; children: Nichole Thompson (Mike) of Corning, NY, Heather Upton (Don) of Tucker, GA, Matthew Thompson (Erin) of Snellville, GA, Andrew Thompson (Laurie) of Elmira, NY, Kathleen Thompson of Decatur, GA, Rachel Thompson of Snellville, GA; grandchildren: Walden Thompson and Kylie Accardi; sisters: Carol Thompson of Ft. Myers, FL and Margaret Thompson of Chapel Hill, NC; several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. Larry was preceded in death by his parents Craig and Lucille Thompson and his brother David Thompson. A Funeral Service honoring the life of Lawrence will be at 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Wages Snellville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation at www.myeloma.org. The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm until the hour of service at the funeral home. Star Gazette – August 16, 2013
 

 

UTTER Polly Alger

age 79, of Dundee, NY, died on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Schuyler Hospital's Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, NY. Polly was born in Rochester, NY, on September 5, 1933, the only child of Lawrence and Inez (Kendall) Utter. After graduating from high school, Polly attended Vassar in Poughkeepsie, NY, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She then attended Penn State and received a Master’s in Education. Polly lived for many years in Florida and had several occupations throughout her lifetime including tutoring and teaching. In 1983 Polly opened the A-Frame liquor store in Weston, NY, a hamlet near Lamoka Lake and Waneta Lake. In 1987 she and her husband Glen Alger transformed the liquor store into the The A & A A-Frame Coffee Shop, which she faithfully operated until a couple of years ago. Polly was very devoted to the A-Frame and her customers. She opened almost every morning at 5 a.m. for over 25 years and was closed only on Christmas Day. Most recently Polly operated a visitors center and lending library at the A-Frame. Polly was very involved with and enjoyed being a part of her local community. Polly was an avid reader, and education was very important to her. She was a woman of great faith and enjoyed singing with the choir at the Weston Presbyterian Church. Polly is survived by her sons, David Parrish and Matthew (Janine) Parrish, both of California; her daughter, Sarah (Keith) Kreech of Kentucky; three grandchildren: Erika, Michael and Cairn; several cousins, countless friends, two cats whom she considered family and an "invisible rabbit named Harvey". She was predeceased in 1992 by her husband, Glen Alger. Family and friends are invited to a festive gathering in celebration of Polly's life at the A-Frame, 494 County Rte 23, Dundee, NY, on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., hosted by her family. Family and friends are also invited to a memorial service honoring her at the Weston Presbyterian Church, on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Richard Scheid officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Schuyler Health Foundation, P.O. Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865, or the Weston Presbyterian Church, 510 County Road 23, Dundee, NY 14837. Arrangements are being handled by Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY 14801. Star Gazette – August 11, 2013
 

 

VOUGH Jace Carlton Vough

infant son of John and Michele Vough, 199 Potterville St., Rome, Pa., died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Jace is survived by his loving parents, John Vough Jr. and Michele Ackley Vough; sister, Kenda Vough; maternal grandparents, Mike and Bethea Ackley; paternal grandmother, Linda Vough and Mac McGlothlin; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Jace was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Vough Sr. in 2005.The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Vough family with arrangements. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be private.  Towanda Daily Review – August 16, 2013
 

 

WHITFORD Alice Ruth Kies

age 92 of Clara Street, Corning, NY, died on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. Born November 16, 1920 in Avoca, NY, she was the daughter of the late Claude C. and Sadie E. (Gurnsey) Whitford. Alice and Benjamin Kies were married February 11, 1943; he predeceased her July 8, 1998. Alice was a graduate of Avoca High School and later from Meyer Memorial Hospital where she received her nursing degree. Alice worked in maternity for Corning Hospital, retiring in 1985. Alice was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and was involved in a number of committees. She is survived by son, Richard L. (Adele) Kies of Painted Post, NY; two daughters: Patricia A. Edger of Corning, NY and Gail M. (Dan Towns) McIntyre of Elmira, NY; son-in-law: David Walker, Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law: Louise Warren of Painted Post, Jean Pierson of Hammondsport, NY; grandchildren: Stan Lewek, Sara Parsons, Ralph McIntyre, Jr., Lawrence McIntyre, Warren McIntyre, Richard McIntyre, Angela Kies, Amy Billings, Anita Lachut, David Walker and Derek Walker; several great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, several cousins, nieces and nephews and special friends: David Whitford, Bryon LaChance, Stanley Lewek and Ralph McIntyre. In addition to her parents and husband, Alice was predeceased by daughter, Tina Walker, and brother, Leon Whitford. Family will receive family and friends at the Grace United Methodist Church, 191 Bridge St., Corning, NY on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 10AM to11AM. A memorial service will immediately follow at the church at 11:00AM. Burial will take place in the family plot at Chapel Knoll Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Carpenter's Funeral Home, Corning, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be given in Alice's name to the: Grace United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 191 Bridge St., Corning, NY 14830. Alice's family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Elcor Health Services for the care and attention given their mother. And a very special thanks to Liz at Elcor for the care and friendship given to Mom.  Star Gazette – August 11, 2013
 

 

WHITNEY Richard B. "Dick" Whitney Jr.

83, died on August 9, 2013 at the V.A. Medical Center in Canandaigua. Richard was born April 28, 1930 in Rome PA., the son of Richard B. and Alberta Whitney Sr. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War and was retired from Unisys Corp. in Rochester. He was a member of the Palmyra V.F.W. and the Turner-Schrader American Legion in Shortsville. Richard enjoyed traveling, boating, and gardening. He is survived by three sons, Richard (Alicia) Whitney, Ronald Whitney, and Randy Whitney; and five grandchildren, Jordan, Richard, Matthew, Justin, and Emily Whitney. Friends may call from 4-7PM on Monday, August 12 at Halsted-Patrick Funeral Home, 19 N. Main Street, Manchester. A memorial service will be held 7PM Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard's memory can be made to the Volunteer Services Dept., V.A. Medical Center, 400 Fort Hill Ave., Canandaigua, NY 14424.   Star Gazette – August 11, 2013
 

 

WHREL Frances Mackiewicz

age 72, of Terrytown Road, Wyalusing, Pa., died on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Fran was born in Swoyersville, Pa., on Aug. 30, 1940, a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Mary Orchak Whrel. She attended Sacred Heart School, in Luzerne, and graduated from West Side Central Catholic High School in Kingston, Pa., now Bishop O'Reilly High School. Fran worked at several factories in the area and in Bristol, Pa. She later worked with her husband Joseph Mackiewicz, who was an independent claims adjuster at Harvey's Lake. They worked together for 28 years until their retirement. After retiring they moved to Wyalusing, Pa. Fran and Joe enjoyed traveling and fishing. She loved ceramic painting and sewing. Fran was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., and a member of the Red Hat Turnpike Gals. Surviving are her spouse, Joseph at home; son, Joseph A. Mackiewicz of Wyalusing, Pa.; granddaughter, Chelsea Lynn Mackiewicz of Plymouth, Pa.; grandson, Joseph Michael Mackiewicz of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Caroline Wrhel Petriga of Larksville, Pa. There will be a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial contribution be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 897, Hershey, PA 17033. Towanda Daily Review – August 17, 2013
 

 

WIORKOWSKI Elizabeth "Betty" Bliss

age 94, a resident of the Highlands Care Center, Laporte, formerly of New Albany, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 05, 2013

Betty was born June 11, 1919 the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Lukaszewski Wiorkowski of Justus, PA. She graduated from the Scott Township High School, Montdale, PA and married Carl W. Bliss, of Peckville, PA on January 30, 1943. Carl predeceased her on October 24, 1982.  Betty was a homemaker and a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed extensive traveling , gardening and was very proud of keeping a spotless home. She was also very active in earlier years with the New Albany Volunteer Fire Company.  She was a member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA.  She is survived by two sons: Carl and wife Linda Bliss of San Diego, CA, Michael and wife Sandi Bliss of Peoria, AZ and a daughter, Elizabeth Trine of Powell, PA; four grandchildren: Nicole McPherson of Glenville, NY and Deanne McPherson of State College, PA and Hannah and Carly Bliss of San Diego, CA; a sister, Pearl Bellan of Peckville, PA and a sister-in-law, Eleanor (Alden) Holmes of San Diego, CA& Pauline Wiorkowski of Scott Twp, PA ; a god-daughter, Maureen Beller of Morris Plains, NJ and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda McPherson on January 9, 2009 and a brothers, Alfonse Wiorkowski of Justus.  A Transferal Service will begin at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, presiding. Interment will follow in the adjoining St. Basil’s Church Cemetery.   Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 8:30 A.M until the time of the Transferal Service at 9:30 A.M.   In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the New Albany Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 167, New Albany, PA 18833.  Funeral home obituary – August 6, 2013

 
 

YOUNG George R.

75, of Bingham Center, Genesee, PA, died Friday, August 16, 2013. Born February 21, 1938, in Bingham Center, PA, he was the son of Charles J. and Hazel Abbey Young. On July 9, 1966, in Coudersport, PA, he married the former Marie Knauer White, who survives. George and his wife owned and operated a dairy farm in Bingham Center for many years. He was a member of the Bingham Center Bible Church. Surviving besides his wife, Marie, are: four sons, Raymond (Tisha) Young of Genesee, Robert (Brenda) White of Genesee, Benny (Nichole) White of Port Allegany, PA and Bruce (Denise) White of Lebanon, PA; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Emma Jaynes of NC; nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Etta Chambers. Friends may call Monday, August 19, 2013 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bingham Center Bible Church, Genesee, PA 16923.  Star Gazette – August 18, 2013
 

 

? Joanne Burget

80, of Tioga, died on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at her residence. There will be no services at her request. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette – August 14, 2013
 

 

? Julie H. McDowell

died on February 23, 2013. Friends are invited to a memorial service to honor Julie on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Lakemont Congregational Church on the Lakemont-Himrod Road, Lakemont, NY. Rev. Felicity Wright, Pastor of the Park Church, will conduct the service. Following the memorial at 4 p.m., Julie's children, Boyd, Peter and Betsy, and their families, will welcome visitors at Glenora Wine Cellars, Rte 14, Dundee, NY in the tent. Star Gazette – August 11, 2013
 

 

? Gwendolyn Snow

89, of Montour Falls, died on August 13th, 2013 to join her husband, Thomas, peacefully at home surrounded by family. She is survived by sons, Clayton (Barb), Dennis (Teena), and Kevin (Lori); grandchildren, Tonya (Kevin) Rounds, Brent (Melissa) Snow, Jeremiah (Theresa) Snow, Heather (Mark) Hall, Jason Snow, Ashley Snow, Rachel Wray; 10 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Bonnie, Jack, and Joan. Gwen was very active in the Methodist Church and The Eastern Star. She was Mayor of Montour Falls for fourteen years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, on Sunday, August 18th, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. with burial at Montour Cemetery to follow.   Star Gazette – August 15, 2013
 

 
  
 
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