Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

 

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

 

Tri County Clippings- Page Five Hundred Seventy Seven
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.


 

ABELINE John J. SSG

Romulus: SSG John J. Abeline (US Army retired), age 66, of 5854 State Route 96, died at the Canandaigua V.A. Medical Center on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 following an extended cancer illness. John was born in Herkimer, NY on June 3, 1947, a son of the late Earl J. and Helen (Pratt) Abeline. He proudly served his country in the US Army for 23years, until his retirement in 1992. John returned to the Herkimer area after many years abroad in the Army, and began working for the Herkimer County Sheriff's Office and Fire Department. He made his home in Burdett for a number of years, and for the past three years, lived in Romulus. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, spending as much time as he could in the great outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Susan of Romulus; a son, Kyle (Erika) Abeline of Willard and their daughters, Lexi and Bella; a sister, Micke Null of Herkimer; his stepchildren, Kevin Snyder of Avon, NY and Jill Snyder of Cromwell, MD and a step-granddaughter, Crystal Snyder. The family will receive friends at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 South Main Street in Ovid, from 2:00 to 4:00pm on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Military honors will observed by the family at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus. Kindly consider a donation to Lifetime Care Hospice, 800 West Miller Street, Newark, NY 14513 or American Cancer Society , 1120 South Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14620. Covert Funeral Home of Ovid has assisted the family with arrangements.   Star Gazette – October 26, 2013 

 

ARMSTRONG Edward Francis

Age 70 of Erin, NY died peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday October 9, 2013. Edward was born in Elmira, NY on February 23, 1943. He married his wife, Deannie L. Andrade Armstrong, on December 26, 1963 and they would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on December 26, 2013. Ed was pre-deceased by his mother Margaret, brother Freddy, sister Rosemary, and by his grandson James Thomas. Ed is survived by his loving and devoted wife Deannie; daughter: Karen Thompson & Eric Struble; sons: Mark, Michael, Scott (Amanda), and Chris (Michelle) Armstrong; 13 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. He was retired from Schweizer Aircraft and was an avid Ham Operator. Ed also served honorably in The Army Reserves and The National Guard from 1964 - 1968. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them and his canine companions. Ed's Family will hold a private family service. de W2YCA . Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.   Star Gazette – October 12, 2013   

 

BELLOWS Norma L. Bellows Heatwole

84, died Tuesday Oct. 8, 2013, at Indian Creek Nursing Home in Corydon, Ind. She was born Mar. 24, 1929 in Knoxville to the late Charles Henry and Ruth L. Doan Bellows. She was a member of Shiloh Pilgrim Holiness Church near Corydon. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Simon L. Heatwole; a brother, Robert Bellows; a grandson, Ricky Heatwole; and a granddaughter, Jessica Lowery. Survivors include her sons, Chuck E. Heatwole (Karen), Corydon, Ind.; Richard L. Heatwole (Patricia), Corydon, Ind.; Jim L. Heatwole (Martha), Hobe Sound, Fla.; her daughter, Polly A. Smith (Roger), English, Ind.; her sister, Wilma Flynn (Dean), Westfield; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday and after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon. Rev. Mark Ranke and Bro. Joey Pyle will officiate. Burial will be in Heidelberg Cemetery near Corydon. The family request expressions of sympathy be made to Shiloh Holiness Christian School. Pallbearers will be Caleb Smith, Buddy Burns, Dwayne Reynolds, Trevor Sturgeon, Jake and Jacob Lee.   Wellsboro Gazette – October 12, 2013 

 

BENJAMIN Barbara J. Benjamin

71, of Chestnut Hill Lane, Towanda, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa. Barbara was born in Towanda, Pa., on Sept. 7, 1942, the daughter of the late Johnnie Clinton "Slim" Benjamin and Freda Johnson Benjamin. She attended the Towanda schools and was employed as a housekeeper for many years in the Towanda area for several area families. Barbara enjoyed crocheting, sewing and playing bingo.Surviving are her children, Gena Woodruff (Jim Hatch), Bruce Benjamin (Claudia Fisher); grandchildren, John Woodruff Jr. and wife Zoe, James Woodruff, Joshua Woodruff; great grandchildren, Alexis Rae Woodruff, Colton Edward Woodruff, Aria Marie Woodruff, Ivan Joseph Woodruff all of Towanda; sisters, Dixie Benjamin of Towanda, Patricia Robinson of Knoxville, Tenn., Mary Ann Benjamin of Towanda; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Towanda Daily Review – October 18, 2013  

 

BROTZMAN Elaine Joy Washer

age 54, of 123 Bedford Rd., Meshoppen, Pa., died Saturday morning, Oct. 12, 2013, after an illness at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.Elaine was born on Feb. 13, 1959, in Tunkhannock, Pa., the daughter of the late Elisha John and Beverly Beebe Brotzman.She enjoyed sewing and yard sales. She adored all 10 of her dogs. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her family. Elaine is survived by her husband, William D. Washer, whom she married on Sept. 15, 2000; her children, Rexford L. Gregory, Jr. of Montrose, Pa., Georgina Renee Gregory of Montrose, Pa., John Elisha Merritt and his fiancι Norma Spindler of Tunkhannock, Pa., Melinda Sue Gunton of Mehoopany, Pa., and Brian Alan Gunton of Meshoppen, Pa.; her grandchildren, Rexford L. Gregory III of Allis Hollow, Pa., Cheyenne A. Gregory of Allis Hollow, Pa., Starr P. Nonnemacher of Montrose, Pa., Destiny H. Nonnemacher of Montrose, Pa., Dakota R. Herne of Montrose, Pa., and Brandon M. Franklin of Mehoopany, Pa.; her siblings, Marvin Brotzman Sr. and his wife Elsie of Laceyville, Pa., Florence Murray of Laceyville, Pa., and Charles Murray Jr. and his wife Deborah of Meshoppen, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, SR 6, Meshoppen, Pa., with Rev. Gil Clark of the Meshoppen and Russell Hill United Methodist churches presiding. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Elaine's name to the Relay for Life for South Auburn, c/o Mrs. Martha Lott, 724 Lott Rd., Meshoppen, PA 18630. Towanda Daily Review – October 14, 2013  

 

CARTER Madelyne "Mickey" (Carter) Toole

88, of Apalachin, died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, surrounded by family at the Ideal Nursing Home.  She was predeceased by her parents, Claude and Ethel Carter; her three sisters and brother; son-in-law, Dennis Doris of Apalachin, as well as her husband, Thomas E Toole, formerly of Vestal.  She is survived by her four children; Madelyne Raymond of Owego, Thomas and Kate Toole of Homer, N.Y., Josephine Doris of Apalachin, and Michael and Susan Toole of Salpulpa, Ok.  Madelyne was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. We all better people for having her in our lives and she will be deeply missed.  Mickey was an RN for over 30 years at Wilson Hospital, UHS. She loved caring for others and guiding those who worked with her and for her in the loving, and professional endeavor of caring for those who were in her care.  The calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday afternoon, Oct.20, 2013, at the Coleman & Daniels funeral home on Rt 434 in Apalachin with funeral service Monday morning, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be immediately following the service in her family plot in Retta, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – October 15, 2013 

 

CHEESEMAN Ruth Cheeseman Bernard

Our mother, Ruth Cheeseman Bernard died on October 24, 2013. She was born on January 19, 1920 to Edgar and Winifred (Huson) Cheeseman. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband John Bernard; brother Edgar James Cheeseman; and two sisters, Mary Parsons and Anna Ashley. She is survived by seven children, Dorothy Gross, Norwich, NY, Carmen Mills, Johnson City, NY, Karen (Rick) Reisinger, Watkins Glen, NY, Shirley McMullin, Lake Stevens, WA, Rudy (Diane) Bernard, Vestal, NY, Mitchell Bernard, Oxford, NY, and Douglas (Tina) Bernard, Binghamton, NY. Also survived by four sister, Alma Wells, Vestal, NY, Edna Reese, Binghamton, NY, Sara Hastings, Binghamton, NY, and Vera (Ken) Cornwell, Newark Valley, NY; one brother Albert (Rose) Cheeseman, Harpursville, NY; 16 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. She was a graduate of Windsor High School in 1938, married her husband John Bernard, and raised their children on a small dairy farm. She worked at Endicott Johnson shoe factory in Johnson City for ten years prior to moving to Florida in 1972, where she enjoyed swimming at Crystal Springs every day. Ruth enjoyed a full and long life. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY on October 27th from 2 to 4 PM with a funeral service to follow. Reverend Jane Winters will be officiating. Star Gazette – October 26, 2013  

 

COLLINS Peggy L. Collins

62, of Dade City, Fla., and formerly Bradford County resident, took her final journey on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Peggy was born in Sayre, on July 14, 1951. She graduated from Athens Area High School in 1969 and joined the Navy.  After her discharge, she attended college in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she received her degree as a registered nurse. She retired from nursing after 20 years at Pasco regional Hospital due to ill health.  She leaves behind her mother, Lorraine Collins of Dade City, Fla.; twin brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Nedeen Collins of Williamsport, Pa.; and sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Chuck Welch of Dade City, Fla. She is also survived by two nieces and their spouses, two nephews and their spouses and 10 great-nephews and great-nieces.  She was preceded in death by her father, Percy E. Collins.  According to her wishes, burial services will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing to honor Peg's memory may make a contribution to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 37445 Clinton Ave., Dade City, FL 33525. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills, Fla., is in charge of the arrangements.   Sayre Morning Times – October 17, 2013   

 

CORNACCHIO Pasquale M."Patsy"

Elmira: Age 79, died Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, with his beloved family by his side. Patsy was born January 9, 1934, in Elmira, a son of Michele and Rosemarie (D'Ambrosio) Cornacchio. He is predeceased by his son Christopher Michael, brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony and Marie Cornacchio, Joseph and Nellie Cornacchio, sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene and Sasa Messina, Grace and Bill Marrone, son-in-law James Robert Hooey, brothers-in-law, Lee Conklin, Edward Dean and Jack Fisher. Patsy is survived by his wife of 55 years Linda (Dean) Cornacchio; children, Kathleen Cornacchio Risso and husband Andrew; Beth J. Cornacchio; Patrick Cornacchio and wife Carol, with children, Nicole (Robert Seymour) Cornacchio and Jessica (Mark Golden) Cornacchio-Golden; Michele Cornacchio Hooey, with children, Angella (Justin) Beard, Elaina, Michaela and Lucas; Christy Cornacchio, with children, Victoria Hansen and Michael Cornacchio; great-grandchildren, Mark Anthony, Ayden, Arryanna, Anthony James, Connor Michael, Jeremiah and Nevaeh; best friend, his dog "Bear"; siblings, Sam Cornacchio, and his wife Ida, Lucy Rundell and Theresa Conklin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sandy and John Anderson, Richard and Kim Dean, Reggie Dean; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and neighbors. Patsy was a 1953 graduate of Elmira Free Academy where he was a standout athlete playing several sports, excelling in basketball. After high school he served in the U S Army. Upon leaving the military he played several years in the Blackhawk Basketball League. Patsy was a car salesman, with most of his career spent working at Clute Motors. For the past several years he worked as a crossing guard at Hendy Avenue School, something he really enjoyed doing. Patsy was very involved in the local sports community for decades. He was a youth coach, long time booster at EFA, a football official and a basketball referee. Patsy could also be found on the sidelines at his children, and grandchildren's, sporting events. He was a long time loyal NY Yankee fan, except for a brief time during the Earl Weaver years in Baltimore. Patsy loved going to auctions, having perfected the "art of the deal". He enjoyed his morning breakfast meetings at Cozy Corners, where he and his friends would solve the problems of the world. Patsy was an overall good and happy person, who cherished his family and friends, always looking forward to the next family gathering at his home for good food and good conversation. He will be forever loved and missed. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Military honors will be held outside of church following the Mass. Those wishing may remember Patsy with a donation to the Bath VA, Volunteer Services, Building 18, 76 Veterans Avenue, Bath NY 14810, or a charity of one's choice. Patsy's family offers a special thank you to the entire staff at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the wonderful care he received the past three months. Star Gazette – October 26, 2013

 

CUMMINGS Rosemarie E. Lahr

age 77, of Tioga, PA, died Friday, October 11, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 7, 1936 in Corning, NY, a daughter of Charles Gurdon and Elsie M. (Carlson) Cummings. Rosemarie was the wife of Donald W. Lahr, Sr. She graduated from the Tioga School and worked in Quality Control at Corning Glass. Rosemarie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tioga, PA; the Local 1000 and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, photography and her flower gardens. Rosemarie is survived by her husband, Donald; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Ted "Chuck" Bolt of Corning, NY, Randy and Lorraine Bolt of Tioga, PA, Ed and Paula Bolt of Tioga, PA; a step-son, Donald W. Lahr, Jr. of Kutztown, PA; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Gary Gee of Gillett, PA, Jeannette and Dave Weidman of Ovid, NY, Debbie and Cliffton Mays of Mansfield, PA; a step-daughter, Cynthia Snyder of Nazareth, PA; 2 sisters, Patricia (Lee) Sutton of Custer, SD, Mary Wheeler of Elmira, NY; 20 grandchildren, Kristopher, Eric, Shane, Joshua and Tiffany Bolt, Allan and Leonard VanOrder, Lori Rodgers, Emily and Melissa Gee, Allison Bolt Potter, Jillane Bolt Michewicz, Nathan, Nicholas and Neil Weidman, Jessica Mays Brown, Miranda Brion Smith, Skipper, Cristy and Renae Mays; 23 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by 2 grandsons, Eddie Bolt, and Stanley VanOrder. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church, Tioga, PA. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 P.M. with Pastor Steven Neff officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, Church St., Tioga, PA 16946. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – October 12, 2013

 

DATES Lois Ann Dates

61, of Sayre, Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital.  Lois was born in Corning, New York and graduated from C-PP East High School in 1970. She continued on with her education earning degrees from Skidmore College, Lake Erie College, and Alfred University.  In Corning, Lois worked at both Corning Glass and Steuben. With her master's in administration, Lois was employed by Hobart University and later accepted a position at Butler University in Indianapolis.  Her career then brought her to Sayre where she worked in research development at Guthrie Healthcare System. Lois also owned Bird of Paradise Antiques in Addison, N.Y. Her most recent employment was as a CNA at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Owego, and with senior centers in the Sayre area.  Lois is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Anna Dates of Corning. Lois is survived by her loving friend, Douglas Weeks and pets Ben and Sunny of Owego, New York; her brother, Harold Dates (Tami) and her sister, Mary Leah Dates (Robert Koch) of Cincinnati,Ohio; loving aunt, Mary Ellen Rowley of Rochester, New York; nieces, Kelly Bigham (Chris), Caitlin Dates, and Corrine Dates of Cincinnati, Ohio; nephew, Dane Goforth and great nephew, Calvin Bigham of Cincinnati, Ohio; and the rest of her cherished family and friends.  There will be a private interment in Corning. Acly Stover Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Lois' name to Stray Haven Humane Society and S.P.C.A. Inc., 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, New York 14892.  Sayre Morning Times – October 18, 2013   

 

DOSHIM John H. Doshim

73, Erin, NY, died 08-29-2013. Arrangements: Kalec Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – September 29, 2013

 

ESPOSITO Michael P. "Mike" Esposito

49, of Sayre, Pa., died unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born April 7, 1964 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Angelo and Donna Martz Esposito. Mike was a loving husband, father, and son, and especially loved spending time with his children. He was a 1982 graduate of Sayre High School and graduated from Lock Haven University in 1987. Mike was a self-employed painter and previously was employed with Ingersoll-Rand, Athens Plant. He enjoyed hunting and working on cars, especially his Blue 1966 Chevy. Mike was a coach for the Sayre Little League and Sayre Junior High Football Team, coaching his sons John and James. He was a Sayre School Board member, member of the Sayre Little League Board, social member of Engine Company No. 1 in Sayre, member of the Sayre ELKS, and the Sayre Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents Thersea and Angelo Esposito; maternal grandparents Martha and Charles Martz; paternal grandparents-in-law Harry and Ruth Bowman; and maternal grandparents-in-law Edward and Olga Granoski. Michael is survived by his wife of 17 years Christine at home; sons John and James Esposito at home; his parents Angelo and Donna Esposito of Sayre, Pa.; brothers Anthony "Tony" Esposito of Towanda, Pa., Christopher (Ann Marie) Esposito of Newfield, N.Y., and Patrick Esposito of Milan, Pa., mother and father-in-law Harry and Elaine Bowman of Mountain Top, Pa.; sister-in-law Lisa (Vincent) Grasso of Doylestown, Pa.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa., with the Rev. Bryan Wright officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Michael's memory to: Citizens and Northern Bank, 1827 Elmira St., Sayre, PA 18840 for his sons' future education. Towanda Daily Review – October 12, 2013  

 

FREESE Carol P. Araujo

age 82, died on October 11, 2013 at the Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. She is the daughter of Nickolas and Clarice Freese, and the sister of Nickolas Jr. and Raymond. She is survived by her husband of thirty-five years, Roger Araujo. She will be sorely missed by four loving stepdaughters: Rochelle Araujo, Wendy Messer, Lynn Araujo, and Renee Youmans, and by their partners. Carol was also grandmother to Devin, Nick, Kelsey, Ryan, Katie, and Brynna. In 1961, she and her first husband, the late Hans Pieper, came to Corning where they opened an Arthur Murray dance studio and two hobby shops. In 1966, she joined Corning Incorporated where she was employed as a secretary in the Industrial Relations Division until she retired in 1994. For several years after retirement she donated her efforts to the Corning Library where she undertook a number of special projects. Throughout her life Carol enjoyed reading, sewing, and bowling, as well as both ballroom and square dancing. She made several of her own ball gowns and square dance outfits. Carol enjoyed travelling with Roger when he attended scientific conferences. China, Thailand, Russia, and Austria were among the countries that she particularly enjoyed visiting, although she insisted that returning home was the most enjoyable part of any trip. Calling hours will be held from 2:00 to 5:00pm on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Carpenter's Funeral Home LLC on Pulteney Street in Corning. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association -Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620. Star Gazette – October 16, 2013 

 

FROST Arthur Frost

age 50, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Arthur was born July 15, 1963 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Melford "Sonny" Frost and Rosalita (Burguess) Frost Jones. He was married to Beverly (English) Frost. Arthur was employed by House Lumber Co. in Mansfield, PA. He was a veteran of the National Guard and enjoyed scraping.  Arthur is survived by his wife, Beverly; his father, Sonny Frost of Blossburg, PA; mother and step-father, Rosalita and Lonnie Jones of Troy, PA; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Robbie and Amanda Starkweather of CA, Michael Frost of Mansfield, PA; a daughter, Amanda Barr of Covington, PA; 2 grandchildren, Christopher and Chelsea Starkweather; a brother, Garron (Kristie Foust) Frost of Philadelphia, PA; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Sharlene and Scott Holley of Blossburg, PA, Christal Way of Blossburg, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 21, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the funeral chapel to assist with expenses. Wellsboro Gazette – October 18, 2013    

 

FURSMAN John J.

Age 74, of Big Flats, NY, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 6, 2013. John was born on November 15, 1938 in Schenectady, NY, son of the late Joseph and Dorothy Fursman. John was also predeceased by his wife, Gail in 2008 after 47 years of marriage, sister and brother-in-law, Georgiana and Charles Anken. John served our country in the US Navy and retired from NYSEG after many years of service. Early to late 70's, John was involved in the Big Flats Government and Fire Dept., where he was honored as a life time member. John is survived by his daughter, Wendy (Joseph) Ahearn of Greece, NY; sons, Jeffrey (Lori) Fursman of Horseheads, NY and Daniel (Nicole) Fursman of Pittsford, NY; grandchildren, Jolene, Samuel, Joseph, Bryce, Jason, Corey, Christopher, Alana and William; brothers, Sidney (Sally) Fursman of Holland Patent, NY and Mark (Vaughn) Fursman of Williamson, NY; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, October 16th from 2 to 4 pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 4 pm. Internment will take place in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank Sherry McMurray for the wonderful care she provided to John over the past few years. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to an association of the blind, or Chemung County Meals on Wheels. Star Gazette – October 13, 2013   

 

GRAY Dillon A. Gray

age 15, of Elmira, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 16th, 2013. He was born October 25th, 1997 in Port St. Lucie, FL. He was the beloved son of Judy Gray and Josh McCurry, both of Elmira, and loving brother to his sister: Celeste Rodriguez and twin brothers: Sean Patrick and Nicholas Ryan McCurry. Grandparents: Judy Laverne Gray of FL, Robbie McCurry of FL, and Michele Norton of TN; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Dillon was a well-liked student at Southside High School. He was very active in lacrosse, track and just started practice with the wrestling team. Dillon will always be remembered for his kindness and thoughtfulness shown to others. He preferred to be outside doing things like fishing versus being inside, and he would often do helpful things for his family. He carried a kind heart and was a great example for his younger sister and brothers. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Sunday, October 27th, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating Dillon Gray's life will follow. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate.  Star Gazette – October 26, 2013   

 

HACKETT Leah M. Rhodes

87, formerly of Orlando, Fla., died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, after a brief illness. She was born in Elkland, April 19, 1926, daughter of the late Fred W. and Leah (Niles) Hackett. She married Robert E. Rhodes on April 26, 1946, in Penbrook. He died on Feb. 20, 1993.Surviving are a son, Jerry W. in Minnesota; a daughter, Jo Ann Gunder, also in Minnesota; four grandchildren; three great- grandsons; numerous nephews and nieces, including Barbara Magill and husband, Harold of Steelton. She was preceded in death by seven siblings, Erastus, Frederick, Charles, Isabelle, Birdie, Margaret, and Louise. Prior to her death, Leah was anticipating the arrival of her first two great-great- grandchildren in the near future. She was primarily a homemaker, but had formerly assisted her husband in the daily operation of his business, Lighting by Four D, in Orlando. Leah was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Pennbrook. She enjoyed knitting, music, and being around people, always having a kind word for everyone. Leah was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. A very special thank you goes out to the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown for all of the love and attention given to Leah. A public graveside service was held Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair County, with Pastor Heather A. Hughes officiating. Interment followed. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to Pennbrook Trinity United Methodist Church, 3 N. 25th St., Harrisburg, Pa., 17103. Arrangements by John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.  Wellsboro Gazette – October 12, 2013  

 

HAGER Larry Hager

age 71, died Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Overlook Medical Center Summit. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 23 2:00 to 4:00PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the GOSSELIN FUNERAL HOME, 660 New Dover Road, Edison. Funeral Services Thursday 10:00 AM at Funeral Home. Interment St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. In lieu of flowers family request donations in his loving memory to American Cancer Society or to the Vietnam Veterans of America.   Star Gazette – October 26, 2013

 

HANRAHAN Sandra F. Hanrahan-Munn

age 48, of Riverside Circle, Corning, NY, died on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Born in Corning, NY she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jacqueline (Thompson) Hanrahan. She married Scott C. Munn on June 20, 2004. She is survived by her husband: Scott C. Munn of Corning; children: Candice Munn of Claremont, Florida, Tiffany Munn of Lindley, Thomas Hanrahan of Corning, Collin Hanrahan of Corning; granddaughter: Aubree Schroeder of Corning, Kelly (Hugh) Thorner of Endwell, NY; niece: Hannah Thorner of Endwell; nephews: Hugh Thorner of Endwell, Shawn Towner, and Brian Towner. Along with her parents she was also predeceased by her sister, Jeanne Spagenberg. Sandie was always surrounded by people that she loved. Her greatest joys in life were her two sons, as well as the rest of her family. She was a proud and adored teacher to many students in the Addison School District. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held at the Crystal City Corning VFW 524, 281 Baker St. in Corning on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5:00PM. Friends are invited to a reception at the VFW, celebrating Sandie's life immediately following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center: 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065.  Star Gazette – October 17, 2013

 

HEEMAN Louise Ann Norton

age 73, of 3684 Steam Mill Hollow Rd., Laceyville (Silvara), Pa., died on Friday afternoon, Oct. 11, 2013, at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa. Louise was born on Dec. 6, 1939, the daughter of the late Allie and Gladys Kithcart Heeman Sr. She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School with the class of 1957.After high school, Louise worked as an office manager for the Lander Company in Binghamton, N.Y., for 40 years before retiring in 1999.Louise was an active member of the Silvara United Methodist Church. She took great pleasure in traveling all over the United States with her husband, Phillip Norton. She also enjoyed gambling with her husband. Most of all she loved her family and cooking for about 30 family members every Sunday. Louise is survived by her husband, Phillip G. Norton, whom she married on May 6, 1960; her children, Phyllis L. Brown (Terry) of Mehoopany, Pa., Allen E. Norton (Kimberley) of Newark Valley, N.Y., Penni S. Pilch (Ronald) of Laceyville, Pa., Cathy M. Johnson (Randy) of Laceyville, Pa., and Jennifer L. Norton of Silvara, Pa.; her daughter-in-law, Kimberlee G. Norton of Wilmot Twp., Pa.; her grandchildren, Gregory C. Liddick, Michael P. Liddick (Lindsay), Emily J. Norton, Kelsey L. Norton, Marley M. Norton, Zane David Pilch, Kimberly Ann Pilch, Bridget L. Kelly (Brian), Christopher L. Norton (Brandy), Jared "J.J." Johnson (Lacey Mosher), Aaron P. Johnson (Jill Van De Mark), Kailee E. Norton, Evan R. Norton, Karley R. Norton, Karissa Allie Brown, and Dalton Phillip Brown; 10 great-grandchildren, and one on the way; her siblings, Barbara Osterhout of Susquehanna, Pa., Allie "Sonny" Heeman, Jr. of Silvara, Pa., Melvin Heeman (Jeanne) of Spring Hill, Pa., Sharon Slater (Charlie) of Laceyville, Pa., and Edward Heeman (Margie) of Endwell, N.Y.; her sisters-in-law, Judy Heeman of Newark Valley, N.Y., Beverly Casselbury of Montrose, Pa., and Vera Love of South Auburn, Pa.; brother-in-law, Bill Norton (Shirley) of Great Bend, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, John R. Norton (Jan. 17, 2012) whom she missed dearly; her nephew, Duane "Duff" Heeman; her sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Gerald Brown; and brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Clara Heeman.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Richard Card of the Silvara United Methodist Church officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Louise's name to the Silvara United Methodist Church, c/o Jane Walton, 2531 Steam Mill Hollow Rd., Laceyville, PA 18623.    Towanda Daily Review – October 13, 2013  

 

HICKS Wayne W. Hicks

75, Lockwood, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. He was born in Elmira on September 15, 1938 the son of Otto and Hilma (Salo) Hicks. Wayne was predeceased by his sons, Wayne William Hicks Jr. and William Wayne Hicks. He is survived by his loving wife, Loretta Darlene Hicks; sister, Elaine Hicks Simpson, Newburgh, NY; sons, William O. Hicks, Elmira, Matthew (Erin) Hicks, Waverly; sister-in-law, Sonja DePalma, Horseheads; stepchildren, Cherrie Taylor, St. Petersburg, FL, Kim Depew, Waverly, Hollie (Doug) Shoemaker, Waverly, Yvonne (Louis) Mack, Spencer; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958. Wayne retired from UPS in Horseheads after 30+ years of service. He was a leader of Spencer Troop 12, Boy Scouts of America. A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Spencer. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to American Heart Association , PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005; Boy Scouts of America, Spencer Troop 12; St. Paul's Lutheran Church, PO Box 36, Spencer, NY 14883. Arrangements are with Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer.    Star Gazette – October 11, 2013   

 

HOOVER Theresa G. Sheehan

Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Elcor Health Services. She was born on November 17, 1928 in Ithaca, NY to the late Merle and Grace Hoover. She was predeceased by her husband, William Bailey. Theresa is survived by her sons, Thomas (Paula Garman) Bailey of AL, Mark Bailey of Elmira, James Bailey of Elmira, David (Jill) Bailey of Elmira and Dan (Barb) Sheehan of Glens Falls, NY; daughter, Terry (Howard) Bindes of MD; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – October 15, 2013   

 

HOUSEKNECHT Eloise Jane

Of Elmira, NY Was born September 21, 1925 in Derby, CT the daughter of the late Nelson and Helen (Crowfut) Houseknecht, died peacefully on Sunday, October 13, 2013, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY at the age of 88. She lived in Oxford, CT attending Seymour High School, graduating in 1943. Following graduation, she attended the junior college of physical therapy in New Haven, CT, graduating in 1945. She accepted a position in Elmira, NY working for Dr. Jack Thomas. She later became office manager for Elmira Orthopedics, retiring in 1983. She worked at the West End Library in Elmira. Among her many interests, she was President of the Business & Professional Women's Club and activities in Trinity Episcopal Church. Eloise was known through her many activities and will be missed by her many friends. Eloise is survived by her sister, Lois Nickerson and brother-in-law, Dwaine Nickerson, who live in Boynton Beach, FL and their daughter, Diane Stephens, who lives in Tennessee. Interment will take place in Grove Cemetery in Naugatuck, CT at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Trinity Episcopal Church or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY 14904.  Star Gazette – October 14, 2013  

 

JERZAK Beverly A. Jerzak

age 59, of Elmira, NY, died late Friday evening at her daughter's home in Killbuck, NY following a short illness. Born June 11, 1954 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Betty Houston Jerzak. Mrs. Jerzak enjoyed bingo & shopping. Her life was spending time with her family. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Karen (David) Marsh of Killbuck, NY; twin sons, Timothy Shoop of Killbuck, NY and Thomas (Angles) Shoop of Georgia; 12 grandchildren, 4 brothers and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc., Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.  Star Gazette – October 15, 2013   

 

JOSLYN Shirley A. Buck

76, of Canton, Pa., died on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Shirley Ann was born on April 20, 1937 in Seneca Falls, N.Y. She was a daughter of the late Claude and Sarah (Scott) Joslyn. Shirley worked at Bradford County Manor for many years until retiring in 1993. She cherished her family and home, especially her devoted grandchildren. Shirley was a diehard NASCAR fan; her favorite driver being Dale Earnhardt Jr. She also loved playing games on the computer. In earlier years, she enjoyed making many trips to Florida and lived in Georgia and Florida for a time. Surviving are her four children, Sheldon "Jake" (Virginia) Sullivan of Grover, Kenneth "Bucky" (Amy) Buck and Connie (Robert) Boyd all of Canton, Lori Buchanan (Damien Mickey) of Roaring Branch; 16 grandchildren, Scott, Valerie, Ashley, Jesse, Shelly, Donny, Mindy, Cindy, Aaron, Garrett, Robert, Chris, Nick, Emma, Chelsea and Brant; 15 great-grandchildren; 10 siblings, Margaret of Florida, Edna of Jamestown, Dick of Watkins Glen, Alice of West Burlington, Velma of Montour Falls, Claude of Granville, Frank of Watkins Glen, Barb of Mountain Lake, Gary of Burlington and Judy of New York; a son-in-law Larry Heater of Lawrenceville; many nieces, nephews and cousins; a special friend Duane Buck of Canton and his children. In addition to her husband Kenneth E. Buck she was predeceased by her children Rebecca Heater and Donald R. Sullivan; also a brother, David Joslyn. A memorial service and celebration of Shirley's life will be held 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton with retired minister Jasper Smith officiating. Her family suggests those who wish consider a memorial in Shirley's name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review – October 12, 2013    

 

KARNS Leona Williams

62, of Morris, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Williamsport Hospital. Leona was born Mar. 13, 1951 in Blossburg, a daughter of Archie and Lillis (Stanton) Karns. She was the widow of Anthony Williams, Jr., who died Dec. 24, 2009. Leona was postmaster at the Morris Post Office for 21 years. She was a member of the Morris United Methodist Church, enjoyed reading and her TV shows. Leona is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Lori Spencer and boyfriend, Richard Phillips; Julie and Jason Wenrich, Dover, Del.; two sons, Adam Williams, Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Patrick Williams, Green River Wyo.; 6 grandchildren, Katelynn Wenrich, Ryan Berry, Alexis Wenrich, Tyler McDowell, Ashlee Wenrich, Dakota Phillips; a sister, Patricia (Melvin) Hilfiger, Westfield; 2 brothers-in-law, John Williams, Morris; Bernard (Marcy) Williams, Liberty; a sister-in-law, Christine Karns, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Leona was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and 2 brothers, Albert Karns and Archie Karns, Jr. A memorial service will be held at the Morris United Methodist Church, Morris, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. with Pastor Sherri Butters officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, USA, National Headquarters, 3300 Sunrise Dr., Tucson, Ariz. 85718, or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – October 14, 2013   

 

KISEL George Kisel

80, of Waverly, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Born April 9, 1933 in Olean, N.Y., the son of the late Wanda Coffey and Leonard Kisel, and the husband of the late Rose Marie (Anastasia) Kisel.  He was also predeceased by his brother and sister in law Leonard and Pauline Kisel, his sister Jean Bunch and his brother in law Rudy Melk.  George graduated from Olean High School in 1951. He married Rose Marie in 1955. He remarried in 1994 to Ann Hunsinger. George had many hobbies; fishing, hunting, golf, tennis, shuffleboard, singing, dancing, playing cards, billiards, horseshoes, ping pong, baseball coach, bingo, volunteer fireman and dedicated Yankee fan.  George also had many achievements during his lifetime among them; two-time Florida/Sebring Regional Golf Champion and men's Florida State Senior Golf runner up, two hole in one trophies, two time Senior Club Champion at Tomasso's Golf Course, nine time Wednesday Night Golf League Champion and Florida Pro shuffleboard player.  He retired in 1992 after a long, successful and respected career as a rail and transportation manager with Wirthmore Feed in Olean, NY and Agway, Inc. in Waverly.  He was an active member and treasurer for the Sebring Recreational Club. George was best known for being a proud and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be remembered for his an amazing spirit for life, as a competitive sportsman, his incredible sense of humor, his hard working ethics and organization skills. He had a loving family and countless friends, he will be missed dearly by all.  Surviving George are his wife, Ann (Hunsinger) Kisel; his children George Kisel, Jeff and Lisa Kisel, Dan and Sandra Kisel, Michael and Luisa Kisel and Wendy and Scott Welcome; grandchildren: Matthew, Brian, and Annie Kisel, Kristen (Brian) Wilcox, Shawn, and Erika Kisel, Stephanie and Alex Kisel, Aleisia, Vincenzo and Michael Kisel, also his sisters; Sue Melk and Sylvia Say.  Family and friends may call Friday, Oct. 18,, at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue Waverly, from 4 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 6:45 p.m. on Friday.   Sayre Morning Times – October 17, 2013    

 

LOGAN Elizabeth Etta WILCOX (SRGP 78564)

Age 75, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, November 7, 2008, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Elizabeth was born November 4, 1933 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Clarence and Edna (Carroll) Logan. She was married to the late Richard Erwin Wilcox. Elizabeth enjoyed watching animals and nature. She was a very giving person. Elizabeth is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Donna Wilcox of Showlow, AZ, Jeffery and Gale Wilcox of Tioga, PA; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Chad, Richard, Brandon, Danielle, Kaylah and Elizabeth; several great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Dora Logan of Wellsboro, PA; five sisters, Virginia Case of Mansfield, PA, Mary (Harlan) Case of TX, Ann (Ed) Menge of Wellsboro, PA, Ruth (Earl) Carpenter of FL, Dorothy Aumick of Mansfield, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; two brothers, Clarence Logan, Jr. and Robert Logan; two sisters, Laura Clark and Marian Logan. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, November 13, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 8:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Strozyk officiating. 

 

MacNEAL Patricia Ann Bond

85, of Jacksonville, Fla., died at her home on Sept. 30, 2013.  Ann, as her family and friends called her, was born in Sayre, to Paul and Violet Hakes MacNeal. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lois Stork and Janice Vallilee; brother, Michael MacNeal and a son, John R. (Bondy) Bond, Jr. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, John R. Bond of Jacksonville; daughters, Judi Brown of Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Salley Tomazinis (Fred) of Orange Park, Fla.; son, Paul T. Bond of Jacksonville; sister, Helen Tracy of Sayre; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  Ann attended schools in Sayre and South Waverly and graduated from the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in Sayre.  She pursued her nursing career in Sayre and St. Mary's, Md., until the arrival of her first child at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Md. That career was put n hold while raising a family and serving as a Navy wife.  She went back to nursing when her husband retired from the Navy in 1970. After retiring from active nursing, she worked as a Red Cross volunteer at the Jacksonville Naval Hospital for many years. In addition to her volunteer work at the hospital she helped friends and neighbors keep medical appointments and tended to their feet.  She was like a shining jewel in the neighborhood.  Professional services provided by Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home of Orange Park, Fla. A memorial service may be scheduled at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Sayre Historical Society.  Sayre Morning Times – October 11, 2013 

 

MAHANEY John Cushing Mahaney, CLU, ChFC, AEP (accredited estate planner)

75, of Summit, N.J., died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Weill Cornell Hospital in New York City, surrounded by his loving family.  Born on March 9, 1938, in Sayre, John was the youngest of five siblings; James, Jerry, Joseph, and Mary. He graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1959 and joined Equitable's administrative training program in Charleston, W.Va., where he embarked on a legendary 54-year career with AXA Equitable as a financial advisor.  He became a member of the National Leaders Corps, National Council and the even more prestigious Presidents Cabinet. In addition, he earned his Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1964 and was a qualifying life member of the Million Dollar Round Table for over 50 consecutive years.  He became a member of the National Leaders Corps, National Council and the even more prestigious Presidents Cabinet. In addition, he earned his Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1964 and was a qualifying life member of the Million Dollar Round Table for over 50 consecutive years.  In 1980, John was featured in the New York Times as honor agent of the Equitable's northeastern region for his professional distinguishments and contributions to the community.  He was fondly referred to in grammar school as "mooch," and by those who knew him in the insurance industry as "the legend."  John was an avid golfer with five career holes-in-one, and an active member of Baltusrol Golf Club and Canoe Brook Country Club. He was also a dedicated Giants fan who could be found in section 137 at every home game.  "Big John" had a short cut for every route in New Jersey and had a friend in every area code, including at a bar in Queenstown, New Zealand.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Ireland Fund, Bona's Alumni, and was an active parishioner at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church, where he shared a strong sense of spirituality and commitment to his faith.  Beyond his many professional and personal accomplishments, John was known for his great sense of humor, incredible work ethic and the enormous amount of empathy he had for his clients and for those who had experienced loss.  Some of his happiest times were spent during his summers on Martha's Vineyard, at the Jersey Shore in Sea Girt, N.J., and having Sunday brunch in the West Village with his daughters. He loved bragging about his wife and daughters, sharing laughs with best friends and working up until his very last day.  John was predeceased by his mother, Kathleen Cushing Mahaney; his father, James Ignatious Mahaney, and his four siblings. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Joanne, and his four daughters: Shannon, Kathryn, Deirdre (Joe Ostrowski), and Bevan.  Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bradley Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 309 Springfield Ave., Summit. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, 50 Short Hills Ave., Short Hills, N.J. Interment is at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery.  Sayre Morning Times – October 15, 2013

 

McCABE Joan M. McCabe (Good)

Joan M. McCabe age 71 years died September 14, 2013 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY. Joan was born in Olean, NY on August 15, 1942, grew up in Elmira, NY and graduated from Southside High School in 1960. She received her Associates Degree from the University of Toledo. Joan was employed by and retired from the NYS Office of Court Administration. She is predeceased by her parents John and Genevieve McCabe; brothers, Patrick, John and Peter; sister, Jacqueline and a nephew Peter. Joan is survived by her son Chip (Necole) Good; grandchildren; Riley, Aidan and Payton; sister, Jean Angell; sisters-in-law; Jeannie and Rita McCabe; several nieces and nephews and step-daughters Barb Good, Kim Lagonegro and Becki Good. A Memorial Mass will be from the St. Mary's Southside Church, 224 Franklin St, Elmira, NY Saturday, Oct. 19th at 11:00 AM where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. All are welcome to attend. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a remembrance gathering following the mass at 12:30 at Bernie Murray's in Elmira. Contributions in Joan's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association 2 Pine West Plaza Washington Avenue Extension Suite 204 Albany, NY 12205 or American Lung Cancer Association 155 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12210.   Star Gazette – October 12, 2013

 

McMAHON James Joseph McMahon

age 80, of New Albany, Pa., died on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Jim was born July 30, 1933, in Dushore, Pa., a twin son of the late Leonard A. (Happy) McMahon and Anna J. Perdishun McMahon. He graduated from St. Basil's High School a member of the class of 1952. He served in the Korean War in the Navy CBs from 1953 to 1957. After returning from the war, he married the former Pauline Hugo of New Albany on Oct. 26, 1957. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last October. Jim began working delivering fuel oil for Browning Oil Company of New Albany and later was employed as an electrician at GTE Sylvania for over 30 years, retiring in 1995.Jim was a member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore, Pa., and a member of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa., and a member of the GTE Sylvania Quarter Century Club. Jim also served over 10 years as a member of the Wyalusing School Board. Surviving Jim are his sons, Royce (LuAnn) McMahon of Rochester, N.Y., Russell (Michele) McMahon of Wyalusing, Pa.; daughters, Nadine McMahon (Sal Dabetta) of Wyoming, Pa., Celinda (Anthony) Crawford of Hagerstown, Md.; sister, Mary Lou Klem of Dushore, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Joan McMahon of Dushore, Pa., Ann McMahon of Pennsdale, Pa., Bernice (Art) Yonkin of Dushore, Pa., Doris Hugo of New Albany, Pa., Virginia Hugo of New Albany, Pa.; brother-in-law, Harold C. Rider of Eagles Mere, Pa.; four grandchildren, Preston Crawford, Connor Crawford, Ashton McMahon Martin and Shawn McMahon; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a twin brother, John L. (Jack) McMahon on April 7, 2000; and brothers-in-law, Michael Klem on Aug. 12, 2013, Kenneth Hugo, March 6, 2002, and Howard Hugo, June 6, 2004; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Rider, Sept. 29, 2006.A transferal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Edward L. Michelini, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore. Graveside military services will be accorded by member of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home.  Towanda Daily Review – October 11, 2013  

 

MILLER Elizabeth Joyce Miller"Betty Boo" Hunter

Passed away peacefully on Sun. Oct. 20, 2013 at Elcor Health Services. Elizabeth was predeceased by her father, Leroy Miller and her mother, Viola; husband, John H. Hunter; and four of her seven children, John L. Hunter in 1959; baby boy Hunter, twin of June E. Rice in 1970; Laverne J Hunter, twin of Lavere L. Hunter in 1983; and John H. Hunter Jr. in 2005. Elizabeth is survived by three children, Lavere L. (Melissa) Hunter, Horseheads; Kimberly J. (Edward) Henry, Sayre, PA; and June E. Rice, Erin; son-in-law, Richard Rice, Elmira; sister, Julia (Larry) Frawley, Elmira; grandchildren, Stephen J. Hunter, Matthew T. Hunter, Zachary R. Hunter, Jessica T. Rice, Gavin Q. Marquis, and Amanda M. Hunter. Elizabeth's family would like to acknowledge the family of Bing and Beverly Parker and their children, Susan, Nancy, Diane, Raymond, Michael, John and "Scotty" for their life long, over 40 years of close friendship and a very special thank you to Elizabeth's caregivers at Elcor. Along with being a very loving mother, Elizabeth worked at Artistic Greeting and Arnot-Ogden Medical Center for many years. At Elizabeth's request there will be no public services. A private interment will take place at her family's convenience.  Star Gazette – October 26, 2013  

 

MITCHELL Betty Jean"BJ" Holleran

Age 70, of Southport/Elmira, NY, died Monday, October 14, 2013, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. BJ was born in Elmira on November 29, 1942. She was the daughter of the late Douglas and Betty (Besanceney) Mitchell. She is predeceased by her dearly missed husband, Dan, who passed in 2004. Surviving BJ are her loving children, Beth Ann Holleran of Buffalo, NY and Patrick Holleran (Anne Polovick) of Pine City, NY; grandson, Zander Holleran; brother, Douglas Mitchell (Jennifer) of Florida; sisters, Sharon (Bill) Michaels of Elmira and Roberta Knickerbocker of Florida; along with several nieces and nephews. BJ was involved in various youth programs in the area. She was associated with YABA, Youth of America Bowling Association for many years. She retired from the Elmira City School District as an aide. She was on several Town of Southport boards to make our area a safe and happy place to live. She took great pride in her countless volunteer hours with the Children's Miracle Network and the American Heart Association. She loved being a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. Her hobbies included baseball, gardening, traveling and bowling. Her greatest joy was spending time with children. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Friday, October 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home, Saturday, October 19th at 9:00 a.m. The Lay Pastor John P. Knapp officiating. The family requests memorials be made to the Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905 in BJ's name. Star Gazette – October 17, 2013  

 

NEWHART Paul "Bunyan" B. Newhart Jr

age 56, of Montrose (Rush Twp.), Pa., died Sunday night, Oct. 13, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., after an illness. Paul was born on June 7, 1957, in Montrose, Pa., the son of Paul B. and Valerie Ruhf Newhart Sr. of Middletown Center, Pa. He worked in local stone quarries for Jerry Johnson Stone, Power Stone and Diaz Stone for a number of years. Paul loved to be outdoors, especially hunting and working with his flower garden. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also adored his dogs. Most of all he loved to spend time with his family. Besides his parents, Paul is survived by his son, Paul B. Newhart, III (Jessica Muller) of Philadelphia, Pa.; his daughters, April Wuethrich (Kent) of Sugar Run, Pa., and Crystal Conner (Mark) of New Albany, Pa.; his grandchildren, Madison Hebda and Zackery Wuethrich both of Sugar Run, Pa., Joseph Stroud, Allison Newhart, Luke Conner and Mya Conner all of New Albany, Pa., Tierney Newhart of Springville, Pa., Jenna Newhart and Karisa Newhart both of Oxford, NC; his siblings Ed Newhart (Doris) of Kirkwood, NY, Polly Bates (Gordon "Woody") of Stevensville, Pa., Emma Sobonski (Tom) of Friendsville, Pa., Diane Bates (Kenny) of Camptown, Pa., Karen Fitch (Mark) of Springville, Pa., David Newhart (Debbie) of Middletown Center, Pa., and Elisha Newhart of Middletown Center, Pa.; his stepchildren, Jeremy Kuntz of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Jamie Kuntz Shave of Hallstead, Pa.; as well as many, many nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Mc Neal Newhart on May 8, 2007.A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at the Rush Center Memorial Park with Rev. Pat Newhart officiating. A private visitation will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Paul's name to Interfaith of Susquehanna County, 45 Public Ave., Montrose, PA 18801.    Towanda Daily Review – October 17, 2013  

 

O’BRIEN Larry E. O'Brien

73, Elmira, died 09-20-2013. Arrangements: Kalec Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – September 27, 2013   

 

PALMBLAD Loretta Wheeler

54, of Warren Center, Pa., died on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.She was born in Perth Amboy, N.J. Loretta is survived by her father, Peter J. Palmblad, Jr. and his wife Lorna of Inverness, Fla.; her daughter Raeanna Brandes and her husband Christopher; granddaughter, Addison Brandes all of Los Angeles, Calif.; her son, Daniel M. Abell Jr. and his wife, Ashton; grandchildren, Annabelle, Daniel III, and Peter Abell, all of Warren Center, Pa.; her sister, Patricia Lamkay and her husband Robert; nieces, Allison, Melissa, and Megan all of Oviedo, Fla.; her brother, David L. Shields of Warren Center, Pa. Loretta was predeceased by her husband, Edwin R. Wheeler; mother, JoAnne M. Palmblad; brothers, Peter J. Palmblad III, infant twins Joseph and John.A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Towanda Daily Review – October 17, 2013   

 

PICCO Gennaro R. "Jerry" Picco

84, of Waverly, N.Y., died Wednesday, October 17, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., following a brief illness.  Born in Sayre on October 20, 1928, he was the son of Pasquale and Josephine (Ciccarelli) Picco.  Jerry grew up in Waverly and was a graduate of Waverly High School class of 1947. After high school, he began working in a print shop where he learned his trade as a printer. Jerry served in the National Guard from 1948 to 1952; he then enlisted in the United States Navy where he served in the Korean Conflict. He was Honorably Discharged on May 15, 1954. After his discharge, Jerry continued working for Moore's Printing. In 1962, he began working as a printer for the Elmira Star Gazette where he worked for 31 years, retiring in 1993 as advertising production manager. Jerry was a local business man, a member and officer of the Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342, Order of the Sons of Italy, and a communicant and active member of the Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James Catholic Church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He was married on November 19, 1963 in Williamsport, Pa., to the former Bianca Mercaldo who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Dr. Pasquale (Laura) Picco of Hornell, N.Y., and Dr. Joseph (Jacqueline) Picco of Waverly, N.Y.; one daughter, Dr. Lori (Drew Walker) Picco of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren, Nicholas, Gennaro, Pasquale, and Marco Picco; Capria, Gianna, and Gabriella Picco; and Dominic Walker; and his special friends from his coffee club at McDonald's.  In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by his infant brother, Arturo Picco in 1929.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James Catholic Church, Waverly, N.Y, with the Rev. William Moorby as celebrant. Interment will be private in the Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pa.  The family of Gennaro R. "Jerry" Picco will receive friends on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday morning.  Jerry's family requests that memorial contributions in his name be made to Sayre House of Hope, 312 Chemung Street, Sayre, PA 18840 or Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, NY 14892.   Sayre Morning Times – October 18, 2013   

 

PROUTY Catherine Butler

82 of Wellsboro died unexpectedly while passing through Chicago, coming back from Alaska. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held 11 .M., Saturday, Oct. 19, at the First Baptist Church, Galeton with the Rev. Skeet Keaton officiating. Memorials may be made to Shepherds College, 1805 15th Ave., Union Grove, Wis. 53182. Catherine was born March 20, 1931, the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret (nee Fuller) Prouty. On Dec. 27, 1952, she married Robert D. Butler and he survives along with five children, Densyl (Janet) Butler of Wellsboro, Greg (Teresa) Butler of Galeton, Dawn (Bruce) Shelley of Anchorage, Alaska, Wendy (Jeff) Monroe of Baroda, Mich., Alissa (Dan) Gibson of Alexandria Va;. 21 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren; a brother Ken (Geraldine) Prouty of Wellsboro and a sister Jean Prouty of Hershey. Catherine was preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie Butler in 1953.Arrangements by Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. Mich., (269) 465-3239.  Wellsboro Gazette – October 12, 2013

 

RICHARDS Mary Ann Taylor

age 72 of Waverly, N.Y., died on Sat. Oct. 12, 2013, at the Guthrie Medical Center after an extended illness. Born on May 17, 1941, in Sayre, Pa., Mary Ann was the daughter of the late Roland and Charlotte Richards. A lifelong resident of the Valley, Mary Ann graduated from Athens High School. On Nov. 21, she would have celebrated 24 years of marriage with A. Donald Taylor. She was retired from the Robert Packer Hospital where she worked in the business office. In retirement, Mary Ann was a volunteer and served as a member of the board of directors at the S.R.A.C. and was a past president of the Valley Polyhymnia Club. Mary Ann was active in the Waverly United Methodist Church, where she was a member of its Praise Band. Surviving is her loving family, husband, A. Donald Taylor of Waverly; brother, Alan (Leslie) Richards; children, Bryan (Sonya) Lane, Melissa Powell; stepchildren, Dr. Charles (Christine) Taylor, Dr. Don (Sara) Taylor, Mrs. Peggy (Michael) Holbrook; grandchild, Satchel Powell; step-grandchildren, Matthew (Teresa) Taylor, Daniel (fiancιe Kristen) Taylor, Ian Holbrook, Cassidy Taylor, Colin Holbrook and Trevor Holbrook. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 4 p.m. with a memorial service to follow from 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y., under the leadership of Rev. Ann Bey Canfield. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to either the Waverly United Methodist Church or the S.R.A.C., 345 Broad St., Waverly, NY 14892.Arrangements are under the direction of the Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Services, Sayre, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – October 17, 2013

 

SHOEMAKER Ruth L. Evans

90, of 198 Church St., Barton, N.Y., went into the arms of our Holy Father Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born July 9, 1923, at the People's Hospital in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lucy Eilenberger Shoemaker.  She graduated from Athens High School in 1941 and attended Anderson Christian College in Anderson, Ind.  She often spoke of working at the Blue Swan Mill in Athens during World War II. In 1955, she married Gordon L. Evans, who preceded her in death in 2004.  She is survived by her children: Gary (Colleen) Evans of Paint Rock, Tenn., Larry (Danielle) Evans of Vestal, Teri (Paul) Rosenberger of Owego, and Dr. Bruce (Marti) Evans of Huntington, Ind.; seven grandchildren: Melinda Evans, Mandy Fisher (Tyler Freese), Micheal (Kersten) Rosenberger, Nicholas (Cassandra) Evans, Michael Evans, Brett Evans, and Drew Evans; and five great-grandchildren: Gavin Fisher, Mya Freese, John Rosenberger, Austin Rosenberger, and Elaina Dean.  Ruth was a person of great faith and had a life-long commitment to the Church of God.  Above all else, Ruth devoted her life to her family. She treasured her time spent with them. Her greatest gifts were as a devoted wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and she was affectionately known as "Grandma Pizza" to her great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her brother, Harold Shoemaker in 2012, and survived by her sister-in-law, Joan Tuttle Shoemaker.  Ruth was blessed with countless friends and her wonderful neighbors in Smithboro. A special thanks to all who made her final years at her home so joyous.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10:00 to 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly. The celebration of Ruth’s life will follow the visitation with her son, Bruce, honoring her memory at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Ruth’s memory to the Tioga Center Fire Department, Fifth Avenue, Tioga Center, New York, 13845. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly.   Sayre Morning Times – October 17, 2013   577

 

SNYDER Elsie Marie Snyder Veres

age 89, of Big Flats, New York, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. She is predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Edward. She is the daughter of Stephen and Katherine Snyder of Charleroi, PA. The fourth of seven children, she is survived by her sister Helen (Charles Endter) of Mission Viejo, CA and her brother Joseph Snyder of Springfield, OH. Brothers Paul, Stephen, and Jim and sister Grace preceded her in death. She is survived by her children Robert (Christina) of Northville, MI, James (Julie) of Folsom, CA, Nancy (Robert Barrett) of Ithaca, NY, and Wendy (Danny Cheatham) of Carlsbad, CA. A loving person to six grandchildren: Karilyn (John Halloran), Bryan, Kimberly (Dave Hannah), Tucker (Barrett), Caitlin (Barrett) and Jodelle (Peters). A great-grandmother to Jack Halloran, Carter Halloran, William Peters and Oliver Peters. Elsie was a professional registered nurse who delivered many babies while working in Corning Hospital maternity for almost thirty years. She was known as a loving mother, a very generous caring person and an example of love in action. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 25 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, New York. A Celebration of Life Service followed by a luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 26th at 10:30 am at Emanuel Lutheran Church at 149 West William Street in Corning. The family requests memorial Elsie Margifts be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church of Corning, NY or Hospicare on 172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY. Star Gazette – October 26, 2013

 

SPEARS James F. "Jim" Spears Jr

64, of Sayre, Pa., died after a brief illness on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born on August 1, 1949, in Dothan, Ala., the son of the late James F. Sr. and Rose Ball Spears.  Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a 1967 graduate of Sayre High School. He was a veteran of the U.S.A.F, serving during the Vietnam War in Libya. He was stationed at Andrews A.F.B and served with the Honor Guard under President Richard Nixon. Jim attained the rank of sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1971. Jim was a huge fan of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and cars, especially his 1962 Buick. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren on trips to ride the Strasburg Railroad, and one of his favorite past times was watching American Pickers.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Phillip M. Spears, sister-in-law Rosemary Spears, and lifelong friend James E. Rinus. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years Shirley at home, children Amy and Glenn Murrelle of Sayre, Pa., Debbie and William Wood of Sayre, Pa., Kandy Kopatz of Athens, Pa., Kevin and Vicky Ferguson of Liberty, N.Y., and Daniel and Misty Spears of Sayre, Pa, 12 very special grandchildren Alex and Seth Murrelle, Chad (Kelly) Wood, Kylie Wood (Gary Brennan, Jr.), Philip Wood, Jessica, Abigail, and Brooke Kopatz, Tanner and Sophia Ferguson, and "RJ" and Kyle Spears, sisters Judi A. (James) Towner of Clarks Summit, Pa., and Maryellen (Craig) Shedd of Athens, Pa., several nieces, nephews, and cousins, special friends Ken and Esther Park, Rosemary Rinus, and Willard and Georgianna. Jim will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.  Family and friends may call on Monday, October 14, 2013 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 201 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, Pa. A memorial service will follow at the church at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Glenn Mahaffey and the Rev. Nelson Kopatz co-officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in James' memory to the: Sayre Historical Society, 103 North Lehigh Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840.  Sayre Morning Times – October 12, 2013

 

STROUD Daniel L.

On the evening of Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, Daniel L. Stroud of Troy died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a courageous battle with a debilitating illness. He was 38 years of age. Born on July 1, 1975, in Elmira, he was the son of Frederick and Pearl (Forrest) Stroud. Daniel was a man familiar with hard, physical work. Over the years, he developed skills in both welding and heavy equipment operation, skills which would serve him well while employed in the local natural gas industry. His failing health forced his early retirement. He enjoyed riding his Harley, camping, a good game of pool and spending time with his children. Daniel is survived by his children, Carlee Eakins, Ethan Stroud, Kayla Stroud and Seth Vickery. Also surviving are his parents, Frederick Stroud Jr. and Pearl (Forrest) Stroud, with whom he lived; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his Aunt Shirley Forrest, who was an important person in his life, especially in recent times. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Naomi Forrest and Frederick and Helen Stroud, as well as his aunt, Lorraine Geiger. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor David Storrs officiating. Interment will be private.   Towanda Daily Review – October 17, 2013 

 

SWARTHOUT Howard Jr.

Elmira, New York: Howard Swarthout, Jr., 84, died on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Howard was predeceased by his brother, Stanley Swarthout; sister, Bernice Eggleston. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly Swarthout; daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Michael Winters; three grandchildren, Michael, Timothy and Christopher Winters; brother, Duane Swarthout; sister, Shirley Swarthout; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Howard was a Korean War Veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Holmes Transportation. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego with the Rev. David C. Seaver, officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Star Gazette – October 15, 2013    

 

TEMPLAR Gary W. Templar, Sr

of Moravia, NY died October 8, 2013 at the age of 69. Born and raised in Elmira, Gary was the son of Hap and Dorothy Templar and son-in-law of Arthur and Esther Burt. A 1962 graduate of EFA, Gary was former President of Elmira College Booster Club. Gary is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Gary of Auburn, NY, son, Todd and wife Marina of Germany. A celebration of Gary's life will be held at Cascade, NY on October 19, 2013.    Star Gazette – October 16, 2013 

 

TOMLINS Gay T. Niehoff

84, Spencer, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Elderwood in Waverly, NY. She was born in Plainfield, NJ on June 23, 1929 the daughter of Roy B. and Jane Antoinette (Whiting) Tomlins. She was predeceased by husband, Henry Niehoff; sister, Blythe Benedict; and dog, Trouble. Gay is survived by a niece and two nephews. Gay received her Bachelor's in 1951 from Colby College in Maine and Master's in 1963 from Highland University in New Mexico. She taught high school in Collinwood, TN, elementary in Farmington, NM, Superior, AZ, and Spencer-Van Etten, Spencer, NY, where she retired after 21 years. Gay was a member of Van Etten Community Methodist Church, OES Spencer Chapter #549, Spencer Emergency Squad, and Spencer Grange. She helped with Meals on Wheels for 5 years. She served on the Spencer Town Board as Deputy Supervisor and the Town Planning Board. Her love of horsemanship brought her into the arena as a judge in horse shows in the USA and Canada. She was a proud member of the NYS Palomino Exhibitor Association. A memorial service will be Saturday, October 19, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. with calling hours from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Spencer Emergency Squad, PO Box 22, Spencer, NY 14883. Star Gazette – October 17, 2013  

 

VANDERPOOL Arba "Al" J. Vanderpool

80, of Lurcock Road, Sayre, Pa., went to his heavenly home and was reunited with his loving wife on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Al, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born on March 12, 1933, in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late DeWitt and Florence McIntire Vanderpool. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army and on Jan. 12, 1955, he married Masu "Dotty" Kasakawa. Together they shared 55 years of marriage until her passing on March 1, 2010. Al was a member of the Athens American Legion and former member of the Nichols, Sayre and Milltown American Legions. He was a dedicated pool player, enjoyed visiting with his many friends at Clam Night and playing pool at The Station. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him. Al will be greatly missed by his children, David and Bona Vanderpool, Johnny Vanderpool and Stacy Fassett, Larry Vanderpool and Beva Southworth, Dale and Brenda Vanderpool, Nancy and Curtis Brown, Leona and Anthony DiCenso; his siblings, Leona VanDuzer, James and Victoria Vanderpool, Bessie and Robert Porter, Verna and Ralph Kinney, Enos and Patricia Vanderpool, Glenn and Linda Vanderpool, Kathy and Dale Stack, Rosemary and Richard Bartleson, Ernest and Sharon Vanderpool; his special grandchildren, David Jr., Aron, Steven, Audra, Joshua, William (Kaitlyn), Corey, Jesse (Tara), Jessica, Anthony and Dominic; many great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and many, many friends also survive. Al was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Masu "Dotty" Vanderpool; his brother, William Vanderpool; brothers-in-law, Chester VanDuzer, Max Gefford; and a grandson, Alan Vanderpool. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Larry Jennings officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk   "It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, part of us went with you the day God called you home."  Towanda Daily Review – October 14, 2013

 

WELLS James E., Jr.

Elmira Heights: Age 24, died Monday, October 21, 2013. James was born October 18, 1989, the son of Susan Kingsley Montalvo and the late James E. Wells. In addition to his mother James is survived by brothers, Nieko and Gino Caelan Montalvo, stepfather Gino Montalvo, aunts and uncles, Richard and Carol Kingsley, Naomi and Andrew Avery, grandparents Gary and Shirley Kingsley, great-grandmother Helen Keel, along with several cousins. He is also predeceased by his grandmother Ruby Stills Wells, great- grandparents, Thomas and Susie Keel and Beatrice MacWhorter. James was a 2009 graduate of Edison High School. He was an avid video game player with the nickname of "Mortify", enjoyed working with electronics and was a NY Giants football fan. James was employed by Walmart in Horseheads. He was very close to his family. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Monday, October 28, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 P.M., with a funeral service taking place at 7:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation to the James Wells, Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Corning Credit Union, 1100 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira NY 14901.  Star Gazette – October 26, 2013  

 

WHEELER Joyce D. Sick

Age 73, went home to be with her Lord, on Monday, October 7, 2013. She resided in Wellsboro, PA, was born in Elmira, NY and was raised in Pine City, NY. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Donna (Kinner) Wheeler and was the wife of the late William Sick. Joyce was the mother of Sherri (Ed) Peckham, Rusty Lane, Frank Lane, Rob (Dinell) Lane and Brenda (Andy) Romig; along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and step-children, Alan and Kathleen. Her son, Leo Junior Lane and daughter, Rose M. Evans also predeceased her. Joyce was a Home Health Aid for Americare for numerous years, and was an avid sports fan. She loved her cat "Boots", who was her pride and joy. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and will be missed dearly. Family and close friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Horseheads, 2293 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, NY 14845. Reverend Rolland Romig will officiate. A private gathering for family and friends will be held at Brenda & Andy's immediately following her Memorial Service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY.  Star Gazette – October 13, 2013    

 

WILLIAMS Karen E. Stoquert-Benjamin

age 66, of Pennsylvania Ave, Pine City, NY, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Strong Memorial Hospital. Karen was born November 17, 1946 in Punxsutawney, PA daughter of the late Ralph and Elizabeth (Bailey) Williams. She and Richard D. Benjamin were married in Pine City, NY on November 23, 1997 and shared 15 years together. Karen was retired from the Elmira City School District where she worked at Ernie Davis Middle School as a Special Needs Aide. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling and genealogy, but found the greatest joy in spending time with her family. Survivors include her loving husband, Richard of Pine City; sons and daughters-in-law, Frederick "Rick" (Sandra) Stoquert, III of Camden, NY, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Stoquert of Wellsburg, NY; two daughters, Dianna Lazouras of Pine City and Kelly Stoquert of Pine City; grandchildren, Nicholas Lazouras, Justin Lazouras, Kyle Stoquert, Kamrin Stoquert and Nathan Stephenson; a sister and brother-in-law, Lois (Merle) Cratsley of Odessa, NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Karen was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Sandra E. Williams in 1945. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Karen's memorial and committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12 p.m. with Pastor Lynn Ensign of the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will be in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials in her memory may be made to the University of Rochester Medical Center, Palliative Care Program Unit 41200, 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 687, Rochester, NY 14642 Star Gazette – October 17, 2013

 

WILSON Bryan E. Wilson

age 35, of Penn Yan, NY, died on Friday, October 18, 2013 following a courageous battle with cancer. Bryan had a great love for music. He enjoyed singing karaoke with his family and friends, and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Billie Jo Wilson; step-children, Zachery and Tailyr; parents, John (Emma) Wilson and Vicki Huels (Ray Hann); siblings, James (Ashley) Fee, Jenna (Lucas) Schroth, Joshua (Jayme) Farmer, Tara Farmer, Sara Huels, Nancy Smallwood, Jason Jennings, Rick (Maryanne) Hann, Ben Hann, Raymond Hann II, and Phillip (Samantha) Hann; grandmothers, Patricia Jacobs and Dorothy Beebe; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Bryan was predeceased by his grandfathers, Kenneth Wilson, Joe Halderman, Lawrence Beebe, and Barton Jacobs, and his grandmother, Julia Halderman. The family will hold private services on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Anyone wishing may send flowers for the service to Weldon Funeral Home, 102 East Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Star Gazette – October 26, 2013 

 

WOOD Frances Marie Campbell

76, of Chemung, N.Y., died Saturday morning, Oct. 12, 2013, at Robert Packer in Sayre, Pa.  She was born on Nov. 19, 1936 to Chester A. and Isabelle M. Decker Wood, Sr. in Chemung.  She graduated from Waverly High School in 1955. On March 29, 1958, she married Mahlon W. Campbell with whom she just celebrated 55 years of marriage. She was retired at the Tioga Nursing Facility on Ithaca Street in Waverly as a Nurse's Aide. She enjoyed farming, gardening, canning, puzzles, and NASCAR and was Tony Stewart fan. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.  Frances is survived by her loving wonderful husband, Mahlon; her beloved children: James Campbell, Chemung, Cheryl (Brent) Chandler, Athens, Joy (Charles) Whitacre, Alma, Ga., and Gene (Jean) Campbell, Chemung; grandchildren: Flora (Dave) Crim, Indiana; William (Danielle) Chandler, Taylors, S.C., Tasha (Rob) Toole, Elmira, Katie Margensey and her daughter Alyssa of Auburn, N.Y.; Ruth (Vail) Prest and their son, Zach, Tennessee, and Tabatha Whitacre and Samantha Whitacre, both of Alma, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Chester A. Wood, Jr., and two sisters, Mary Maher and Dorothy Talada.  A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Chemung Fire Hall, 679 Main Street, Chemung, New York, 14825.  Sayre Morning Times – October 17, 2013  

 

WOOSTER Paula A. Chaapel

64, resident of Grover, Pa., died at home with her family by her side on the afternoon of Oct. 14, 2013, following a short battle with cancer. Her mother, Eleanor May Morris; father, Raymond Allen Wooster; siblings, Letha Wooster and John Wheeler; nieces, Nellie Wooster, Sonja Wooster, Shari Wooster, Joan Northrup and Paulette Wooster; a great niece, Angela Garcia Wooster, preceded her in death. Paula is survived by her husband, Raymond Chaapel; son, Ray (Lynette) of Grover, Pa.; daughters, Kitrina (Chris) of Macungie, Pa., and Kelli of Grover, Pa.; four grandchildren, Sebastian, Brianna, Brittany and Lucas; siblings, Viola Bartholomew of Towanda, Pa., Marie Bailey of Towanda, Pa., Bill Wheeler of May's Landing, N.J., Richard Wooster of Nichalson, Pa., Donald Wooster Gulfport, Miss., Rob Wooster of Towanda, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. Paula was born on July 6, 1949, in Towanda, Pa. After attending high school, she married Raymond Chaapel from LeRoy, Pa., on Sept. 17, 1966. Paula worked at Canton Manufacturing, Darway Nursing Home and Martha Lloyd. Her hobbies consisted of Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, PTA, knitting and crocheting. She was the kind of person who was always willing to volunteer for anything. She was involved with Girl Scouts for 20 plus years and was always known for participating in PTA functions. "Nana" could always be seen sitting in her chair making all kinds of gifts for her grandchildren and children. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. She was always just a phone call away, no matter the time of day. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Seven Lakes Girl Scout Council, 226 Colonial Dr., Horseheads, NY 14845. The family invites friends to call from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., in Canton. Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate a memorial service at 1 p.m. Following the service, there will be a luncheon at the Canton Legion. Towanda Daily Review – October 17, 2013

 

 

? Bernice Edna Cook

88, Painted Post, NY, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. Calling hours will be held Monday, October 28, 2013, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the Coopers Plains Community Church, 10 Race Street, Coopers Plains, NY. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm. with Reverend David Wolcott officiating. Interment will be Monday in the Coopers Plains Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 169th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10032 or Epilepsy Foundation, 1650 South Ave #300, Rochester, NY 14620. Star Gazette – October 26, 2013  

 

? Mardell "Dellie" Hartney

of Troy, wife of the late James T. Loving; mother of Ruth Renna, Gregory, Corinne Inchierchiro and Betsy Higbee (Billy); loving grandmother of Gregory, Melanie, Samantha, Taylor, Amanda, Alexander, Sara, Laura and Alisa; loving great grandmother of Ben; dear sister of Shirley, Enid, Donald, and the late Powell, Mari Ann and Rodney; loving friend of Karen Tworsky, died on Sept. 22, 2013.A memorial service will be held for Dellie at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26, at the Leona United Methodist Church in Troy.     Towanda Daily Review – October 19, 2013   

 

? Mary E. Jones

83, Elmira. Arrangements: James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette - October 6, 2013

 

? Joan E. LAGABED

Age 74 of Hendy Creek Road, Pine City died unexpectedly Friday, October 11, 2013. She was recently predeceased by her husband, Leonard and is survived by two step sons; nephew, Skip (Lori) Teets of Southport; great nephews, Joey and Tony Teets. Brother, John Haynes and sisters, Frances Bailey and Marion Lynn. Joan was retired from Anchor Glass in Elmira. At her request no prior service will take place.   Star Gazette – October 17, 2013   

 

? Inge Rosa Stanchi

On Monday, October 7, 2013 in Springfield, VA with her son Richard at her side.  Born in Nordenham, Germany in March, 1931, she lived in La Plata, Argentina and Lorraine, Ohio before settling down on Langford Creek Road, Van Etten in 1957. In 1989 she moved into the village of Spencer. She is survived by her children Fernando (of Arkansas), Roberto (of Texas), Richard (of Virginia), and Christina (of Ohio) and ten grandchildren. A school bus driver for over 18 years for the Spencer-Van Etten School District, she was often fond of telling driving stories. A memorial service will be held in Spencer in the spring of 2014 at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Crystal Gardens, 6712 Bostwick Drive, Springfield, VA 22151 in memory of Inge where she spent her final months.   Star Gazette – October 12, 2013  

 

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