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

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


 

ADAMS Gary W. Adams II

age 42, of Bloomsburg, died unexpectedly on Saturday morning, Oct. 19, 2013 in the Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital Emergency Room in Bloomsburg. Gary was born on Sunday, June 20, 1971 in Towanda, Pa., a son of Gary W. Adams of Tunkhannock and Carol (Schill) Adams of Wysox. Gary completed his education in 1989 after graduating from the Towanda High School. For over 15 years, Gary was employed by the Press Enterprise as a machine operator in the bindery. Recently, Gary was helping his brother with his business in Beef Jerky. On March 1, 2008, Gary married his loving wife, the former Dianna Torres. Gary loved the joys of the outdoors and spending his time fishing and camping. He loved spending time with his family and friends, and especially playing poker with "the boys." He will always be remembered as a dedicated fan of his two favorite teams, whether win or lose, the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Yankees. On June 20, 2007, tragedy struck when Gary was preceded by his only son Corey L. Adams. Surviving in addition to his parents is his loving wife, Diana Adams; a step-son: Jonathan Haupt of Storrs, Conn.; two brothers Danny Adams of Unityville and Randy Adams of Canton; a step-mother Virginia Adams and a step-father Howard Swope. Gary is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home Inc., 745 Market at Eighth Street, Bloomsburg. Funeral services will also begin on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. from the Allen Funeral Home Inc., Bloomsburg with Rev. Stephen D. Engelhardt, officiating. Graveside services, where Gary will be laid to rest with his late son, will immediately follow in the New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. Memorial contributions in Gary's name and in memory of his late son, Corey, are suggested to: Janet Weis Children's Hospital, c/o Geisinger Foundation, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17821.  Towanda Daily Review – October 21, 2013  

 

ALLEN Mary Lou Campbell

73, of Marana, Ariz., formerly of Wellsboro, died Dec. 8, 2012. She was the wife of Ernest P. Campbell whom she married on Dec. 28, 1958. Mary Lou was born Sept. 14, 1940, in Blossburg, the daughter of the late Richard and Rose Spencer Allen. She was of the Catholic faith. Mary Lou was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Marana, Ariz. She loved to volunteer, enjoyed crafts and crocheting. Mary Lou was a loving mother and grandmother. In addition to her husband she is survived by three sons, Ernest P. Campbell, Jr., James Campbell, Richard Campbell, all of Marana, Ariz.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Bonnie Allen of Wellsboro; two sisters, Sharon Henry, Vicki Mahon, both of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. Mary Lou was preceded in death by a son, Harry Campbell; a brother, Michael Allen and a sister Phyllis Allen Ives. A private family memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Gazette – October 26, 2013  

 

AMES Robert C.

76, of Watkins Glen, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday at 2:00pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. There are no prior visiting hours. Following services will be a burial at Union Cemetery of Hector with military honors. Robert was born in Candor, NY on August 26, 1937, the son of William and Hazel Ames. After school he served in the US Air force. Bob worked as a Plant Operator until his retirement at Suit-Kote in Watkins Glen. He was predeceased by his parents, also a brother, William Ames. He is survived by his daughter, Dawn and her husband Jess Esposito of Ithaca; brothers, Edward Ames of Watkins Glen and Daniel and wife Marie Ames of Verona, NY; sister, Ann and husband Richard Bradley of Rock Stream; sister-in-law, Ann Louise Ames of Watkins Glen; two grandsons, Jess and Craig Esposito; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Seneca View SNF at Schuyler Hospital, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865. Star Gazette – November 1, 2013   

 

BAHR Regina B. "Bunny" Kelly

age 83, of Mildred, Pa., died early Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at the home of her granddaughter in Swoyersville, Pa., with her loving family at her side. Bunny was born Aug. 29, 1930 in Dushore, a daughter of the late Sherman Z. and Carrie Krause Bahr of Dushore, Pa. She graduated from the Dushore High School a member of the class of 1949. She attended airline flight attendant school and ticket agent training in Kansas City in 1950. She married Ralph "Core" Kelly of Mildred in 1952, and he predeceased her on February 15, 1981.Bunny worked for the former Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred, Pa. for over 25 years until she retired. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mildred, PA. Bunny loved to travel and did so extensively all over the world, but most of all she loved children, and her greatest joy came from her grand and great grand kids! She will be extremely missed by her family. Surviving is a son Ralph (Macky) Kelly, Hughesville, Pa.; daughter Carrie Norton and Leonard Berlew, Shavertown, Pa.; brother Robert "Pete" Bahr, Monroeton, Pa.; brother-in-law Edward (Ace) Kelly, Endwell, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law Madeline Palmer, Elmira, N.Y., Anna Edgin, Tecumseh, Okla.; four grandchildren Candace Kelly (Paul Wascavage), Swoyersville, Pa., Tara Norton, Harvey's Lake, Pa., Kelly Norton, Wyoming, Pa., Corey Norton, Shavertown, Pa., six great-grandchildren Skylar Norton, Isabella Norton, Ava Patrick, Julian Norton, Dylan Norton and River Patrick; and numerous nieces and nephews and special niece Carol Ferrell of Dushore; and her three best buddies: Maggie, Minnie, and Ramey, her beloved companion dogs. She was predeceased by a son-in-law Dennis G Norton on Sept. 19, 2010; a brother Samuel Bahr of Towanda; five sisters Eve Dunn, Jerry Lou Bahr, Delores Whipple and Sarah "Sadie" Bahr, all of Dushore, and Etta "Dolly" Ferris of Endicott, N.Y.A transferal service will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., with the Rev. Edward L. Michelini, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery. Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. Towanda Daily Review – October 21, 2013   

 

BAKER Keith Clarence Baker

age 72 of Elkland, PA died on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Born January 15, 1941 in Knoxville, Pa, he was the son of the late Clarence D. and Leona (King) Baker. He retired from PennDOT after 25 years of service and was the Farmington Township Supervisor for the last 29 years. He is survived by his wife, Muriel (Enderle) Baker; his children, Melissa (Bob) Haynes, Duane (Bobbi Thomas) Baker, Barry (Elaine Balmer) Baker, Richard (Rhonda) Mosher, Susan (Jim Bixby) VanZile, Gail (Clifford) Thomas, Dale Mosher, Daniel Mosher, Mary Ann (E.C.) Jones and Judith (Karl Kleebach) Layser; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Keith’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.   Funeral home obituary – October 31, 2013   

 

BISHOP Robert C. Bishop

79 of Columbus, Ind., died at 9:10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. Robert was a former agriculture banker, serving as vice president of credit and an aviation mechanic. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, a Peace Corp volunteer and an avid pilot and motorcyclist. He was a member of the Jacksonburg United Methodist Church in Jacksonburg, Ohio. Keeping with Mr. Bishop's wishes, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements were made by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Jacksonburg United Methodist Church, 4654 Oxford Middletown Rd., Middletown, Ohio 45042; Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 East 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201. He was born in North Hampton, Ohio on Jan. 8, 1934, the son of Robert F. and Lillian Hart Bishop. He married Elizabeth Young on Sept. 15, 1958.Survivors include his wife, children, Kathryn (George) Eltzroth of Frankton and Howard (Susan) Bishop of Columbus; a sister, Clara Bishop of Petersburg; grandchildren, Katie Grabeman of King, N.C., Mary Grabeman of Frankton, Emily Bishop of Columbus and Davis Bishop of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents.   Towanda Daily Review – October 31, 2013

 

CHAPMAN Barbara Chapman Yunis

Elmira: Age 86, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Barb was born October 20, 1927, a daughter of Frank and Pearl (Coots) Chapman. She is predeceased by her brother Durwood Chapman and sisters, Louise Taylor and Ruth Rollins. Barb is survived by her husband of 69 years Nicholas Yunis; children, Georgia Reynolds and husband Ransom, Jr. with their children Ransom III (Sheila), Nicholas (Lia) and Gavin; Jeffery Yunis, with children, Cassie (Travis) MacDonald and Taylor Yunis; Pamela Yunis with Kim Kinsman and son Steven Shaw, Jr.; Bebette Yunis with Kristen DeLuca; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Helen Lutomski; and long-time family friend Ellen Gibbs Matson. Barb enjoyed her "canine grandkids" over the years who were so significant in her life especially Brittany, Ginger, Abby, London, and Coco. Barb was a faithful, loyal and dedicated mother and wife. She was committed to her loving family and friends. She loved Keuka Lake and the home they made at Camp Arey. Barb made everyone feel welcome and entertained groups of people with ease and grace. She was a wonderful cook who created delicious meals for all of her family and friends. Barb was the glue that kept the family together in a graceful and understated way. She was a natural beauty; beautiful inside and out. Her class, dignity and elegance were evident throughout her life. Friends are invited to a Solemn Requiem Mass at Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church Street, Elmira, on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Barb's memory to either, the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira NY 14903 or the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 State Route 14A, Penn Yan NY 14527. Star Gazette – October 31, 2013   

 

CHRISTINO Teresa M. McLean

92, formerly of 200 Chestnut St., Towanda, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at the Personal Care Home in Towanda. Teresa was born in Towanda on July 30, 1921, the daughter of the late James and Carrie Mason Christino. Teresa was a graduate of the Towanda High School. In early years, Teresa was employed by the Commonwealth Telephone Company and was later employed by the Bradford County Board of Assistance in Towanda for many years, until her retirement. She was a member of the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda. Teresa loved cooking and baking. Teresa is survived by her sisters, Margherita Chiola of Towanda, and Marie Beahan of Winter Haven, Fla.; niece, Peggy Sealander of Gaitheresburg, Md.; nephews, Stephen Chiola of Wyalusing, Pa., Michael Beahan of Lyme, N.H., Jake Beahan of Mt. Dora, Fla., and Thomas Beahan of Sharpsburg, Ga.; and several cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon McLean in 1968. A memorial mass for Teresa will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848; in memory of Teresa M. McLean. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home. Towanda Daily Review – November 1, 2013  

 

CLARK Doris L. Ward

73, formerly of Elmira, NY died peacefully at the Homestead Nursing Facility in Penn Yan, NY on October 24, 2013. She was born on August 19, 1940 in East Smithfield, PA the daughter of the late Manley E. and Beatrice J. (Park) Clark. On September 21, 1981 Doris married the love of her life, Ralph Ward. Together they filled their home with love and happiness. Doris was a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church and longtime bus driver for T&T Bus Service out of Caton, NY. Doris was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Ward in 1994, Parents: Manley E. Clark (1982), Beatrice J. (Park) Clark (2007). Daughter Cynthia Strope (2009). Grand-daughter Cheyenne Strope (2011). Doris is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Paula Sullivan of Dundee, NY. Brothers and Sisters: Maxine (Ted) Roy of Wellsboro, PA, Clyde (Phyllis) Clark of East Smithfield, PA, Vernon (Georgia) Clark of Elmira, NY, Rodney (Cathy) Clark of Hillsborough, NJ, Beverly Kellar of East Smithfield, PA, Cheryl Campbell Grimes of East Smithfield, PA. Grandchildren: LaTrisha (Joshua) Gaboriault, Zacharia Sullivan, Alexander Sullivan, and Maria Strope. Many nieces, nephews and special friends. A memorial service and celebration of her life will take place in the spring and will be announced at a future date.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.  Star Gazette – October 27, 2013 

 

COLLIN Ruth Collin Stong

Departed this earth peacefully in Spanish Fort, Alabama on July 25, 2013 after 99 ˝ active and fulfilling years. She was born December 7, 1913 the daughter of the late Henry B. and Lillian Beck Collin in Elmira, NY where she lived most of her life. Ruth graduated with Bachelors of Arts Degree from Wellesley College in 1935. She was a member of The Park Congregational Church in Elmira where she taught Sunday School. Other activities included playing piano accompaniment for ballet classes at Mme. Halina Dance Academy. Ruth was very interested in genealogical research. She compiled a book on the history of the Collin family, tracing it ancestry back to the seventeenth century forebears. Society memberships included The Society of Mayflower Descendants, The Daughters of American Colonists, The Huguenot Society, and The Daughters of the American Revolution. Ruth married her husband Guy Eugene Stong on December 26, 1936 and he predeceased her after 67 years of marriage on June 8, 2003. She was also predeceased by her son Dr. Guy Collin Stong, Lt. Colonel Retired on January 27, 2008. Mrs. Stong is survived by her three children, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Ruth will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY next to her beloved husband and son. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – October 30, 2013    

 

CURTIS Joyce M. Seelye

Pine City, NY: Born February 15, 1925 in Rochester, NY the daughter of the late George and Angelina (Espenmiller) Curtis, went home to be with her Lord peacefully on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Edward L. "Bunt" Seelye who died November 2, 2001. She is survived by her beloved sons, Edward C. (Karen) Seelye of Tioga, PA; Richard D. (Debora) Seelye of Millerton, PA; Larry A. Seelye of Elmira, NY; David B. Seelye of North Carolina; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; special friends, Mark and Lois Mood, Ella Kipfrel, Donna and Rick Powell; along with several other friends and her church family; feline friend, "Pootsie". Joyce was a faithful member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church and will be dearly missed. Family and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service honoring Joyce's life at the Millerton Wesleyan Church 5174 Main St. Millerton, PA 16936 on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM. Her pastor and friend the Reverend Laurie Greenlaw will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to Millerton Wesleyan Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – October 29, 2013   

 

DIELLO Melody (Diello) Wiesner

Alpine NY: died at her home, after a short illness, on Saturday, October 19, 2013. She is survived by husband Chris, daughters, Jessica Keck of Ithaca NY & Katy Keck Mathers of Pine City NY & son Chris of Alpine NY. Melody was blessed with six much loved grandchildren, Josh Keck (Emily Estrada) of NYC, Jacob Westrick of Pine City, Mackenzie Heavlin, Madison & Alyssa Kelly & Sadie Mathers of Pine City. Melody leaves behind her sister & her friend Sandy (Dick) Cook of Matthews NC, brothers, John Diello of Lexington KY, Edward Diello & Donald Diello of Elmira. She was predeceased by brother Francis Diello. It is Melody's wish that there not be a funeral, a life's celebration will be held in the near future. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – October 21, 2013   

 

DUMAS Ashley Rochelle Wilson

Our family is mourning the loss of our beloved Ashley Rochelle Wilson of Camden, N.C. Ashley died unexpectedly on Oct. 27, 2013 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  Ashley was born on Jan. 9, 1984 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was raised in Athens with her mother, Kim Dumas, and father, Bill Dumas. Ashley was raised in a very tight family. Kim has three sisters, Terry Forbes, Missy Johnson and Belinda Fulmer. Ashley has five cousins and they were raised very close together like siblings, Danny Wright, Amanda Forbes, Greg Golovko, Brandon Stuzenegger and Jenny Sturzenegger. Ashley was very blessed to have her family with her during her last hours of life. She will also be missed dearly by her half-sister, Heather Wilson of Ocala, Fla.  In 1998, Ashley and her parents moved to Elizabeth City, N.C. Ashley went to Pasquotank County School District where she met a close friend for years to come, Lori Russel Langley, who was also there during the last hours of her life. After completing school, Ashley met Jessie Langley, the father of her four boys, Gunner, Gavyn, Jeremy and Jackson Langley.   As we reflect on who Ashley was, she was a sassy, beautiful young woman with a zest for life. She had very strong family values, always staying in close contact with the people she loves even across the miles. Ashley was a proud mother, she took great pride in her children’s accomplishments and she loved her boys with her all. Ashley enjoyed outside activities such as fishing, four-wheeling, hunting and going to the beach.  A memorial service will take place Thursday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Church of New Beginnings, 113 Baxter Lane, Suite 17, Moyock, N.C., with the Rev. Vic Culberson and Pastor Ann Sahr officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Church of New Beginnings, P.O. Box 1015, Moyock, NC 27958.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, is assisting the Wilson family.  Sayre Morning Times – October 31, 2013    

 

ECK Jackie Eck NEWELL

BURDETT: Age 83, October 19, 2013: Having waited for a night of the full moon in order to have a more perfect light, Jackie Eck Newell left this world for one with a better view. We are sure that horses will be in the scene. In these days of blurred lines and rules, she always maintained her artist's eye for conformation and correctness, and most generally was unafraid to tell you so. She will be missed by all, and most especially, the horse community which she so loved. Survivors include husband, Ralph (Junie) Newell; daughter, Stasia (Tim) Dunlap; son, Peter (Anna) Newell; nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service November 16, 2013 at Bethel Fellowship, Rt. 414, Montour Falls at 2:00pm, followed by a gathering at the Newell farm at 4:00pm. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.   Star Gazette – October 21, 2013   

 

FRANCIS John Francis

75, Elmira, died 10-19-2013. Arrangements: Walter J. Kent Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – October 26, 2013

 

FRISBIE Jaclyn S. Ramirez

35, of Nichols, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital with her family by her side.  She was born on August 16, 1978 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Kay Frisbie.  Jaclyn loved spending time with her children, family and friends. She attended Waverly High School, and enjoyed camping, fishing, and cooking.  She is predeceased by her maternal grandfather Philo Johnson and her uncle Robert Walburn.  Jaclyn is survived by her husband of 17 years, Damien Ramirez Sr. at home, children Damien Ramirez Jr., Sabrina Ramirez, Isaiah Ramirez, Selina Ramirez, and Ciaria Ramirez, all of Nichols, N.Y., special step-daughter Amber Chandler of Lockwood, N.Y., parents Kay and James Liana of Nichols, N.Y., maternal grandmother Harriet Johnson of Waverly, N.Y., sister and her husband Jennifer and Brian Norton of Nichols, N.Y., brother Robert Coyne of Nichols, N.Y., and special step-sister Nikki Patton of Nichols, N.Y., step-grandparents Fay and Michelle Coyne of Waverly, N.Y., and their son James Coyne, aunts and uncles Wanda and Tom Comstock of Waverly, N.Y., Lisa Nichols of Endicott, N.Y., William Frisbie of Waverly, N.Y., Leona Walburn of Waverly, N.Y., MaryLou Johnson of North Carolina, and Cathy Vanderpool of Waverly, N.Y., special nieces and nephews Taylor Norton, Alexis and Hailey Coyne, Darrel Lynn Carpenter, and Robert Hillyard and a special friend Sandra Smith of Athens, Pa., several great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating.  Memorial donations may be made in Jaclyn’s memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.  Sayre Morning Times – October 31, 2013  

 

FRISBIE William M.

Age 55 of Newfield, NY died Saturday, October 26, 2013 at home after a long courageous battle with cancer. Survived by daughter, Heather (Paul) Waddell; son, Bill "Little Billy" (Ashley) Frisbie with their daughter, Taylor Jane Frisbie; mother, Alice Frisbie; sisters & brothers, Bud (Dot) Frisbie, Karen Frisbie, Vicki Zifchock, Roxanne (Duff) Terry, Valerie Shisler, Jeffrey Frisbie, & Katie Wright; uncle, Keith Carlyle; aunt Joyce Clark; several nieces, nephews and cousins; predeceased by father, Gilbert Frisbie Sr. William was an employee of Borg Warner, Ithaca, and a longtime avid race car driver and fan. He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, Ithaca. Those wishing may make a donation in his name to the Cancer unit at the Cayuga Medical Center (envelopes available at the funeral Home) The Family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, October 30 at the Kalec Funeral Home from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. His Funeral Service will be there Thursday, October 31 at 9 a.m. Burial to follow in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.  Star Gazette – October 29, 2013

 

FRUTCHEY Angelique "Sally" Allen, 94, of French Asylum died on October 27, 2013 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.  "Sally" was born in French Asylum on March 1, 1919, the daughter of Charles A. Frutchey and Sadie Ackley Frutchey.  Sally graduated from the Towanda High School, Class of 1936. Following graduation she was employed by the Towanda Credit Bureau for 5 years. In 1942 she began her 37-year career with the Northern Pennsylvania Power Company/Pennsylvania Electric Company. At the time of her retirement, she held the position of Supervisor of Division Business Offices. In the early '70s she was honored by the community by being named "Secretary of the Year."  Sally enjoyed traveling, going to auction sales, collecting antiques and gardening. She always took great pride in the valley in which she lived. She will be remembered for her love of her family, her keen sense of humor and her love of animals, especially Airedale dogs.  Sally was trustee of the French Asylum United Methodist Church; a member of the Bradford County Historical Society; a member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, for which she volunteered many years in their Rainbow Thrift Shop; and a member of the Penelec Retirees' Club. In her younger days she was very active in the Wysox Fire Company Auxiliary.  Sally is survived by two nieces, Shirley Van Horn Homan of Athens, and Peggy Van Horn Thomas of Towanda; a nephew, Charles "Bud" Van Horn of Canton; a nephew-in-law, Warren "Mac" Davenport of Wysox; and great nieces and nephews, Donald Homan, Patrick Homan, Karen Homan Whyte, Gerald Homan, Michael Van Horn, Amy Van Horn Zimmer, Mark Van Horn, Randy Davenport, Kay Davenport Calaman and Tammy Jo Thomas. Sally had 20 great-great-nieces and nephews and 6 great-great-great-nieces and nephews.  Sally was also survived by two stepdaughters, Suzanne Kulick and her husband Edward Kulick of Wysox and Ulilla Costello and her husband John Costello of S. Duxbury, Vt.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many great-nieces and nephews. Sally is also survived by her many good friends and neighbors who she was thankful for having them in her life.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Francis "Sam" Allen; a sister, Sadie Albertha Driesbaugh; a niece, Margaret Yvonne Davenport; two great nephews, Daniel Homan and James Thomas; and two in-laws, George Robert Homan and Barbara Van Horn.  A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. at the French Asylum United Methodist Church, French Asylum Road, Towanda, with the Rev. Jean Montgomery officiating.  Donations can be made to the French Asylum United Methodist Church, c/o Jack Kilmer, 7048 Liberty Corners Rd., Towanda PA 18848; the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179 Ulster, PA 18850; or a charity of one's choice in Sally's memory. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens.   Sayre Morning Times – October 29, 2013     

 

GLEASON Amiče Marie Casher Gleason

28, of Sabinsville, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born Dec. 20, 1984, in Wellsboro, a daughter of Thomas A. and Kitrina (Holley) Gleason. Amiče was a 2004 graduate of Mansfield High School. She enjoyed animals, especially her cats and frogs.Amiče is survived her parents, Thomas and Kitrina Gleason of Mansfield; maternal grandfather, Ernest Holley of Mainesburg; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Carole and Roger Smith, Sr. of Mansfield; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Thomas N. (Stephanie) Gleason of Mansfield, Sean A. Gleason of Mansfield; a sister, Desirče Copp of Mansfield; nieces and nephews, Jarek Copp, Josef Copp, Rylee Gleason, Averii Gleason and Noah; aunts and uncles. Amiče was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Donna Holley, and her paternal grandfather, Nelson Gleason.Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m., at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses.   Wellsboro Gazette – October 30, 2013 

 

HUBIAK Helen Hubiak Coles

age 88, of Port Monmouth, N.J., formerly of Lopez, Pa., died on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the King James Nursing Home in Chatham, N.J. Helen was born in Lopez, Pa., on Jan. 8, 1925, daughter of the late Theodore and Anna Rusin Hubiak. She graduated from the Lopez High School and worked for the former Weldon Mfg. Co. of Lopez and Dushore Lingerie of Dushore. She later moved to Scotch Plains, N.J., and married Fred Coles, who predeceased her on Dec. 10, 1999. Helen and Fred owned and operated Coles Sport Shop in Scotch Plains until they retired and moved to Port Monmouth. She was a member of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church in Lopez, Pa. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Rose and James Pignatello of Chatham, N.J.; brother, John Hubiak of North Ridgeville, Ohio; sister, Irene Gattuso of Pittston, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Marion Hubiak of Baltimore, Md., Rena Hubiak of Dickson City, Pa.; two grandsons, James Jr. (Alison) Pignatello of Chatham, N.J., Stephen (Tiffany) Pignatello of Aylett, Va.; four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Metro Hubiak of Lopez, on June 6, 1996, Paul Hubiak of Baltimore on March 30, 2002, and Peter Hubiak of Dickson City on March 23, 2013; and sisters, Stella Hunsinger of Dushore on Aug. 4, 1989, Mary Christini of Mildred on Dec. 27, 1998, and Stephanie Neufer on July 16, 2004.Burial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church, Lopez, Pa., with Father Dennis Hendershot presiding. Interment will be in St. Vladimir's Cemetery, Lopez, Pa. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. There will be a Parastas service at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to St. Vladimir's Church, P.O. Box 211, Lopez, PA 18628. Towanda Daily Review – October 26, 2013

 

JOHNSON Richard (Dick) Manly Johnson

age 83, of Granville Summit, Pa., died Sunday morning, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Troy Community Hospital. Born May 12 1930, in New Albany, Pa., he was the son of the late Virgil and Mildred (Montgomery) Johnson. He was an avid outdoorsman and always had a captivating story to tell about his many adventures. He married Isabelle Marie Johnson (Covey) on April 28, 1951. Together they have three surviving children, Betty Ann, Richard and Robert. Dick found great joy in his family, and especially enjoyed the gathering of family for Sunday dinner at his house. Dick is survived by his wife of 62 years, Isabelle Johnson; children, Betty Ann McNeal (Wayne Spiak) of Big Pond, Richard (Lisa) Johnson of Milford, Ohio, Robert (Denise) Johnson of Chula Vista, Calif.; sisters, Beverly Bailey of Mainesburg, Theola Avery of Canton; grandchildren, Marie and Michelle McNeal, Richelle Spiak, Rachel Seeberger, Rebecca Frey, Robin, Robert, Tina, Linda Ann and Joey Johnson; great grandchildren, Madison McNeal-Buchanan, Felicia and Kevin Young, Jacob, Matthew, and Austin Seeberger, Justin, Rachel, and Gavin Frey, and Derek and Elizabeth Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Mildred Johnson; an infant son; brother, Murray Johnson; nephew, Alan Avery; great grandson, Dakota Young; grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends. Dick was an avid NASCAR fan, who always enjoyed watching and hoping for Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson to win. He was a devoted husband, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed planting his garden from seed and canning and freezing the fruits of his labor. He was old-school, and believed in making food from scratch — he made the best pecan pie and sour dough bread around. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, and fishing — these were the basis for many of his entertaining stories. He enjoyed making his own wine, some of which tasted better than any you could buy. For many years, he collected ginseng, and knew the best places to find the best plants. He enjoyed watching hummingbirds out the living room window from his favorite chair, and could predict with close accuracy the day that they would return to his house in the spring and leave in the fall. He knew Barclay Mountain like the back of his hand, and the best spots to hunt, fish, trap and pick berries. Grampa Johnson was a wonderful, caring, wise man, and will be missed by those who were fortunate enough to have known him. We will meet again someday, but for now you have gone to the green, green grass of home. In keeping with Richard's wishes, there will be no calling hours or service. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., Canton.  Towanda Daily Review – October 26, 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 26, 2013   

 

KLINE Beverly K. BIGG

Age 75 of 80 Country Estates Dr., Horseheads, NY and San Juan, Puerto Rico was received by the hands of her Lord and Savior unexpectedly on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at home in Puerto Rico with her daughter Kimberley Shanks at her side. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Bill on October 7, 2013. Bill and Beverly renewed their wedding vows on September 5, 2013. Beverly was born in Strattonville, PA on August 21, 1938 to the late Leo T. and Leona M. (Hannold) Kline. She is survived by her children Janice Burns of Horseheads, Cynthia (Michael) Apgar of North Carolina, Scott (Debbie) Bigg of Elmira and Kimberley Shanks of Utah; stepchildren Ed (Dawn) Bigg of Colorado and Pamela Logan of Washington DC area; siblings and their spouses, Barbara (Paul) Howard of Elmira, Bernard (Carol) Kline of FL, Carol (Ronald) Mills of ME, Patricia (Edward ) Sassano of PA, Thomas (Stephanie) Kline of ID; brother-in-law Gerald (Joan) Bigg of Johnson City, NY; close family friend Bernie Packard of Campbell,NY along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and many lifelong and dear friends especially Donald and Jan Wheeler and Robert and Annette Ricks. Beverly was predeceased by her husband; parents; brothers Leo Thomas Kline, Jr. and George Kline; sisters Stella Lola Kline and EmmaLou Brink; brothers-in-law Louis Brink and Richard Kelley. Beverly and Bill were owners/operators of Biggsy's Corner and Biggsy's Restaurant in Hanover Square for many years. Beverly was a very hard working, devoted and much loved wife, mother, sister and grandmother. A memorial service will be held on November 30th at 4 pm in His Tabernacle Church, 16 Level Acres Dr., Horseheads. Beverly's wishes are that any donations go to Joel Olsteen Ministries. P.O. Box 4600, Houston, TX 77210 and His Tabernacle Church, P.O. Box 189, Horseheads, NY 14845. Beverly would also hope that if you have not received Christ in your heart, that you would do so, so you can be reunited in our Father's heavenly kingdom. Star Gazette – October 29, 2013   

 

LOW Gale A. Low

88, of Galeton, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Gale was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Elk Township, Tioga County, a son of Jay and Gladys (Fritchel) Low. He was predeceased by his wife, Marvene A. (Grabb) Low. Gale retired from Corning Glass in Wellsboro. He was a member of the Galeton V.F.W. and enjoyed gardening and mowing. Gale loved his animals. He was a Korean War and World War II Army/Air Force veteran. Gale is survived by four daughters, Sharon E. Stone of Galeton, Vicki L. Cobb of Martinsville, Ind., Cherri and Shelley; four grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; two brothers, Gene and Jimmy; four sisters, Edna, Pat, Ethel and Pearl. He was predeceased by four siblings, Ray, David, Velma and Earl. There will be a private burial at West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – October 30, 2013   

 

MANGINELLI Edward L.

Lifelong Educator Peacefully died on October 25, 2013 at the age of 82. He was born in Amsterdam, NY on February 8, 1931, the son of the late Dominick and Theresa Manginelli (DiChira). He was predeceased by his brothers, Nicholas, Arthur, and Ralph. He will be dearly missed by his beautiful wife Barbara of 54 years. Survived by his son Edward (Sheila) of Tonawanda, NY; daughters Anne (William) Yessman of Odessa, NY, Linda (William) Naill of Valrico, FL, Susan (William) Phillips of Elmira, NY, and Catherine Manginelli (William Krug) of Old Bridge, NJ. Adored by seven grandchildren: Andrew, Allison, Michelle, Matthew, Jonathan, Byron, and his princess Kaitlyn. He is also survived by his brother in law Dennis (Linda) Squires of Waverly, NY and "special" Aunt Fran Fox along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of the American Legion and well known educator in the Elmira City School District for over 30 years and coached several sports, wrestling being his passion. He was known as "Ed-Man" in the local broadcasting area. Ed was an avid gardener, loyal Yankees Fan and enjoyed spending time at Seneca Lake on his Cabin Cruiser with his family and was a communicate of St. Mary our Mother Church. Friends and family will be received at the Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 East Franklin St., at Rt. 13 Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, from 4-6PM. Ed's Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 30 at 10AM with Full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The American Heart Association. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Elcor Health Services staff and Hospice of Corning, NY. Star Gazette – October 27, 2013   

 

MARAFIOTI Mary D. Marafioti

age 93, formerly of Watkins Glen, died Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. Mary was born in Watkins Glen, NY on June 29, 1920, the daughter of the late, Dominico and Loretta (Crea) Marafioti. She worked for Bendix Corp in Horseheads, NY until her retirement. Mary was an active communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her brother, James Joseph Marafioti in 1976 and her sisters, Grace M. Ventra in 2008 and Anna M. Marafioti in 2009. Mary is survived by her nephew, Ronald Marafioti; and niece, Maureen (Tom ) Meley. Also surviving are her Great- nieces and nephews, Nancy (Alex) Wier, Anthony "Tony" (Sherry) Ventra, Sr., Ann Ventra Dickinson, Santo (Sam) Ventra, as well as several Great-great nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call from 9 to 10:30am on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at the Link at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, where her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am with the Rev. Robert Beligotti, celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary's memory to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, New York 14891 or the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865.  Star Gazette – November 1, 2013  

 

MAYNARD Harold "Web"

A longtime resident of the Town of Ashland, died Monday, October 21, 2013 following declining health in Florida where he had been residing. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.  Star Gazette – October 26, 2013    

 

McCLOSKEY Margaret Theresa Pullen Daniels

went to her heavenly reward at Aaron Manor, Penfield, NY on Monday, October 28, 2013. One of eight children born on April 7, 1917, to Frank and Margaret Wills McCloskey. She is pre-deceased by husbands, John E. Pullen and Charles Daniels, and special friend Les Truxell. Marge is survived by her sister Irene Townsend, Kane, PA. She is the beloved mother of Eldred Pullen (Donna) of Webster, NY and Sharon Baker (Gene) of Oak Hill, VA. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren Kathy Wright (Lenny) of Chantilly, VA; Debra Jones (Ross) of Fairfax, VA; Gary Pullen (Kirsten) of Webster, NY; and Christopher Pullen (Michelle) of Cream Ridge, NJ; cherished great- grandchildren David Wright; Garrett and Chad Jones; Brett and Kara Pullen; and Madison, Chase and Chad Pullen; extended family of Charlie Daniels; and many special nieces and nephews. Marg was a very devoted and loving mother to her family. She had many friends and neighbors who were very important to her life. She enjoyed listening to music and dancing. After raising her family, Marg worked for Schweizer Aircraft and enjoyed being a member of the Home Bureau. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 p.m. Private interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Star Gazette – October 29, 2013

 

McCONNELL Beverly Ann DeFrain

71, of Wellsboro, PA, died at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital on October 31, 2013. Beverly was the wife of George Howard DeFrain, who predeceased her on January 26, 2008. She was born April 25, 1942, in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Clifford and Ferne (Erway) McConnell. She was a CNA, having retired from the Green Home. Beverly was very active with the Tioga County Senior Center, she enjoyed walking and her dogs. She had a passion for butter pecan ice cream. Beverly is survived by two sons, George DeFrain of Wellsville, PA; Chris DeFrain and his partner, Dwayne Heisler of Catawissa, PA; a daughter, Fern and her husband, Gary Hunter, of Morris; four grandchildren, Jennifer Stacknick (Jason), Kayla Goodreau (Ben Lambert), Alissa Goodreau (Matt Martin) and Katie Hunter; great-grandson, Levi and great granddaughter Leddie Nichole; sister, Mazie Reynolds, Wellsboro and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Clair R. Brion. and her first husband, John Connor. Friends and family are invited to Beverly's Life Celebration on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 1-3 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Funeral to follow at 3:00 PM, with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Memorials may be made in Beverly's name to Tioga County Senior Center, 3 Queen Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, c/o Sue Cook, P.O. Box 293, Wellsboro, PA 16901.   Star Gazette – November 2, 2013 

 

McGUIRE Elizabeth Anne McGuire

died Monday, October 28, 2013. She was born March 16, 1959 in Corning, N.Y. the daughter of Donald and Joyce McGuire. She was a graduate of Suny Geneseo, with a degree in Fine Arts, and had worked at The Oliver House Museum and the Curtiss Museum and also at ARC, where she was very involved with the Autistic program. She was a blessed daughter, sister and mother she will be missed. Surviving are her parents Donald and Joyce McGuire; children Warren and Anne Holler; brother, Kenneth McGuire, and his wife Tammy; nephew Jeremy and niece Shannon and many cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Paul and grandparents Paul and Carrie Steere and Terrence and Margaret McGuire. Friends may call Friday November 1st from 3-6 p.m. at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport Services and interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hammondsport will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Paul and Elizabeth McGuire Fund in care of the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Fingerlakes, lnc. 301 S. Main Street Horseheads, N.Y. 14845 or a charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – October 30, 2013  

 

McLENNAN Matthew J. McLennan

of Trumansburg died unexpectedly on October 26, 2013 at the age of 42. Matt was born in Corning on December 31, 1970, a son to Charles McLennan and Andrea Marshall. After graduating from Corning West High School in 1990, where he was an exceptional wrestler, Matt attended SUNY Brockport. While attending college he continued his wrestling career and was an All-American and NCAA Wrestling Champion. Matt obtained his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland and later completed his Master's degree in Special Education at Mansfield University. He worked for several summers at Cortland ARC before accepting a position at Trumansburg Central Schools. More than anything, Matt loved being a father to his children, Ellie, Ryder and Brody, and husband to his wife Angela. He loved his family unconditionally and enjoyed including his kids in his 'projects'. They would often be at his side landscaping, playing by the creek, swimming, catching toads, crayfish and frogs, and identifying birds at the birdfeeder from the family Bird Book. He supported his wife and kids at all of their sporting events, helped with school work, and even played the part of student to let his oldest, Ellie, turn the tables to teach him. For extended family, Matt never missed a graduation, wedding, or bar mitzvah, and invited everyone to gather at his home every Fourth of July to see the bonfire that became larger and higher every year. At Ellis family gatherings he would always pull out his "Number 1 Son-in-Law" t-shirt to wear. During Matt's 16-year teaching career in Trumansburg, he impacted the lives of students, athletes, faculty and the community. He was an exceptional advocate for his students and incredibly proud to be an integral part to the development of the Trumansburg Learning Center. Matt also loved teaching the TST Boces driver's education class during the past 10 summers. His athletic prowess led him to be the Trumansburg Varsity wrestling coach for 10 years; he also coached girls' modified volleyball and softball with great success. Matt was 'the Number One supporter and fan' of the Varsity Volleyball Team. Matt will always be remembered by certain faculty as an original founder of "Men's Club." Matt always had 'projects', usually 3 or 4 at a time, all of which he loved to show to friends and family. An avid landscaper, he transformed his 11-acre property into a well-manicured estate, including a green for practicing his golf game, walking trails, and a pond; all accomplished with his beloved tractor. Matt kept a running tally of all of the groundhogs he removed from his property, releasing them back into the wild. To house his array of tools, Matt built a workshop where he spent many hours building and refinishing a variety of items. He enjoyed listening to Metallica, always blasting their music. Matt was genuinely comfortable with who he was. His personality shined bright and he had the ability to make everyone around him feel special. Whether talking to family, friends, students, or strangers, Matt truly cared about people. He was known for his protective nature of his family and friends. He kept his sense of humor in every situation and was a lifelong prankster. Matt's love of his family, friends, students, and the Trumansburg community will be greatly missed. Matt is survived by his wife, Angela McLennan; three children, Ellie, Ryder, and Brody McLennan; parents, Charles (Ruthie) McLennan and Andrea (Mark) Schmookler; sisters, Lisa (Jeff) Regner and Lynsay (David) Brown; grandparents, William Marshall and Richardean Wenderlich; mother- and father-in-law, Linda and Edric Ellis; sisters-in-law, Dawn (Mark) Ferzacca, Julie (Josh) Grove, and Tina Ellis; aunts and uncles, Lisa and Andy Stegeland; Harvey and Claudia Covell, and Nancy and Steve Atkinson; nieces and nephews, Jillian and Keenan Regner and Gavin and Logan Brown, and several additional nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Matt was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jane Marshall, Lawrence and Eleanor Schmookler, and James, Beula, and Beatrice McLennan. The family will be present to receive friends from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013, at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg. A Celebration of Matt's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013, in the auditorium at the Trumansburg High School. In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Matt's memory to kindly consider the McLennan Family Education Fund, c/o Tompkins Trust Company, PO Box 702, Trumansburg, NY 14886 or the Madison-Cortland ARC, Attn: Christine Sears, 701 Lenox Ave., Oneida, NY 13421. Star Gazette – October 29, 2013  

 

McNAMARA Marie Madigan

age 90, of Route 125 in Campbell, N.Y., died Thursday, October 24, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Marie was born on August 18, 1923 in Sayre, Pa., to Henry and Catherine (Walsh) McNamara. She married Alfred Madigan on February 8, 1947 in Waverly, N.Y., and was preceded in death by him on April 11, 2011. She worked for Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for 16 years as an emergency room clerk. She enjoyed reading books, baking, canning, making apple pies, and crocheting. She is survived by four daughters, Ann Gwinn of Campbell, Jean (Richard) Robertson of Johnson City, Kathleen (Richard) Welch of Canandaigua, and Carol Parker of Campbell; one son, Edward (Rita) Madigan of Athens, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.   Marie was predeceased by her brothers, John, Donald, and Robert McNamara; sister, Doris McLaughlin; son-in-law, James Gwinn; and grandchildren, Lisa and Kevin Welch.  A calling hour will be held at St. Joseph's Church in Campbell on Monday, October 28 from 10-11 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Father Patrick Connor officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery in Waverly.  Memorial donations may be made in Marie's name to CareFirst (formerly Hospice), 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Fingerlakes SPCA, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810.  Marie's family has entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home Inc.   Sayre Morning Times – October 26, 2013

 

MELANI Joseph Melani

92, formerly of Sayre, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 4, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz.  He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Brando Melani of Sayre. He graduated from Sayre High School in 1940 and served five years in the U.S. Air Force. In 1954, he married Lois Nichols.  He is survived by: his wife; his daughter, Jeannette Puccio of Woodinville, Wash.; his son, Alan Melani of Washington; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his sisters, Irene Zimmer of Apalachin, N.Y., Ophelia Sklarkowski of Sayre, Rita (Ronald) Billings of Sayre; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Fraley; his brothers-in-law, Douglas Fraley, Vernon Zimmer, Raymond Sklarkowski, Fred Nichols and Howard Nichols; and his sisters-in-law, Evelyn Nichols and June Chapman.  The funeral services were held at the Bring’s Funeral Chapel, Tucson.  Sayre Morning Times – October 31, 2013  

 

MILCZARSKI John M. Milczarski

age 71, of Bellona, NY peacefully died at home on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013. John was born in Niagara Falls, NY on November 28th, 1941, the son of the late Matthew and Genevieve (Rogala) Milczarski. He served in the US Air Force from 1960-64. He worked at Westinghouse in Horseheads, as a biomedical engineer for St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, Whittaker Inc. in Saudi Arabia, and Geneva General Hospital. John was also well known as an antique dealer, owning and operating a shop in Penn Yan. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister and brother in law, Julia and Walter Schoenfeldt. John is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 38 years, Patricia; his daughters, Alesia (Tony) Baatz, Melanie (Garry) Smith, and Jennifer Barden; grandchildren, Amanda, Courtney, Libby, Matthew, Emma, Megan, Pete, and Jacob; step children, Kim Sinko and Michael Weaver; step grandchildren, Jacob, Luke, Sam, Ben, and Tyler; his brother, Rick Milczarski; nieces and nephews; and his K-9 son, Sully the doodle. Memorial donations may be made in John's memory to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, PO Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527, the Humane Society of Yates County, PO Box 12, Penn Yan , NY 14527, Planned Parenthood, 15 LaFayette Avenue, Canandaigua, NY 14424 or the charity of one's choice. Friends and family may call from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday, October 26th at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, NY where a memorial service celebrating John's life will follow at 3pm with Military Honors, Rev. Jeff Falter, Celebrant.  Star Gazette – October 26, 2013    

 

MOLD Michael F.

Age 54 of Elmira, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Survived by sister, Rebecca (John) Green, Baldwinsville, NY; nieces, Jill (Loran) Crosby & Megan Green all of Canastota, NY; uncle, Carl (Jennie) Hanchett, FL; aunt, Margaret Tagg, DE; several cousins; predeceased by parents Viola & Frances Mold; brother, Dennis Mold. Those wishing may make a donation in his name to the American Cancer Society. At his request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Star Gazette – October 27, 2013   

 

MONROE Arlene L. (Monroe) Sowa

Age 86, of Waverly formerly Elmira Heights died with her loving family at her side on Sunday, October 27, 2013. She is survived by loving children, Sandra(Michael) Berry, Binghamton, Mark (Lisa) Sowa, Ohio, Christine Sowa, Binghamton, Rose(Ken) Fleming, Buffalo, Richard (Deborah), Elmira Heights, Kevin (Lisa), Elmira Heights; four granddaughters, Amy(Greg) Fuhrman, Jennifer Berry, Ashley Salois, and Brittany Spencer; two great granddaughters, Kaley Berry and Sophia Spencer; sister Phylis Swartwood; sister in law, Rose Guerrero; several nieces, nephews and cousins . She was pre-deceased by parents, Lillian & Llewellyn Monroe; husband of 51 years, George, and granddaughter, Julie. Arlene was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. She was a resident of the Elderwood Nursing Home. She spent many wonderful hours there with her many friends going to bingo, playing cards and doing crafts. She also loved her trips to the casino. The family wishes to offer sincere gratitude to the staff at Elderwood for the wonderful care and the love they gave Arlene. Those wishing may make a donation in her memory to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, October 31, from 5-8 p.m. with her funeral service there at 9 a.m. Friday, November 1. Graveside service and burial will follow at Bath National Cemetery. Arlene was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be greatly missed by all. Star Gazette – October 30, 2013     

 

MORSE Edwin Lavern Morse

89, Bradenton, Fla., died peacefully on Oct. 25, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. Morse was born on Sept. 27, 1924 in Sayre to his parents Archie and Pearl Morse.  After graduating from Athens High School in 1942, he was a dairy farmer in Litchfield. Mr. Morse and his wife have resided in Bay Shore Wind Mill Village in Bradenton for the past 18 years, coming from Pennsylvania.  He was a member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church.  He did custom farming and harvesting as well as working on cars, trucks and machinery while he was working on the farm. He also enjoyed traveling in his R.V.  He is survived by: his loving wife of 66 years, Esther Louise Morse of Bradenton; a son, Larry (Kathy) Morse of Ulster; three daughters, Susan (Alan) Gamble of Englewood, Fla., Linda (Tom) Kline of Elk Grove, Calif., and Carol Paul of Sayre; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services have been entrusted to Page-Theus Funeral Home Chapel, Leesburg, Fla.  A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Bayshore Windmill Village Hall in Bradenton.  In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Edwin Morse would be appreciated and mailed to one of the following organizations: Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; Bayshore Windmill Covenant Church, 603 63rd Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34207; or the Litchfield United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 99, Sayre, PA 18840.  Sayre Morning Times – October 29, 2013    

 

NEVILLE Richard E. "Bud" Neville, Sr.

85, formerly of Lancaster, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. He was born in Lancaster, on March 31, 1928, to the late Anna (Neville) and Elam Eisenberger. Richard was the husband of the late Christine (Horn) Neville who died in June 1998. They had celebrated 50 years of marriage. Bud served with the Merchant Marines during World War II. He retired from Ironworkers Local 420, Reading, after 38 years as a journeyman ironworker. Bud and Chris were avid square dancers for several years. They also spent the winters in San Benito, Texas for many years, RVing etc. After his wife's death, Bud moved from Salunga, to Tioga County. Bud enjoyed deer hunting in Tioga County and bird and wildlife watching from his living room window. Bud is survived by three daughters, Virginia (Storm) Hetrick of Mainesburg, Tina (John) Johnson of Houston, Texas, Brenda Schrader, companion of Ed Ney of Columbia; a son, Richard E. (Janet) Neville, Jr., of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Hazel "Honey" Asper of Landisville; nieces and nephews; his companion, Veronica "Vera" Sherwood, of Mansfield; and his dog, Missy. A memorial service will take place in the Mainesburg area at a later date. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bud's name may be made to Jill D. Cross Memorial Fund, c/o Mainesburg United Methodist Church, 100 Smith Park Rd., Mainesburg, Pa. 16932. Wellsboro Gazette – October 26, 2013 

 

PESCE Anna G. Bourke

age 95, of Hornby, died on Monday, October 28, 2013, at home. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frank and the late Mary (Donaruma) Pesce. She married Frank Bourke, a WWII Air Force Veteran, on September 28, 1941 in Brooklyn. He predeceased her in November of 1976. Anna was a skilled tailor and seamstress who taught sewing at the Corning Senior Center and prior to that she taught sewing at the Elmira YWCA. She and her husband, Frank, moved to the Elmira area as he relocated to accept a promotion from A&P Foods. Anna was a dedicated grandmother actively participating in the upbringing of her grandchildren and she was a loving and generous woman giving up her time to take care of others. She is survived by her son, Frank (Penny Wilson) Bourke of Beaver Dams; daughters, Mary Awed of Boca Raton, FL and Joanne (Richard) Stillwaggon of Dryden; sister, Lucy Gallo of Brooklyn; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass celebrating the life of Anna will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue in Corning. Arrangements by Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Star Gazette – October 29, 2013   

 

REYNOLDS Myrtle Hanford

A mother holds her child's hand for a little while...and their heart forever ~ Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother ... Myrtle Hanford, 94, of Nichols died on Friday morning, October 18, 2013. Myrtle was born on April 29, 1919 in Waverly, N.Y., one of twelve children to William and Isabelle Reynolds. She married George Hanford, a prominent dairy farmer in Nichols and she assisted in the operations of the farm. In addition, she worked for a time at the Eclispe in Elmira. Myrtle was an active member of the Grace Episcopal Church, Rebekah Lodge, Asbury Community Club and Senior Citizens. During her retirement, she and George spent winters in Florida, traveled to Europe, Alaska, and enjoyed several cruises. She greatly treasured her family and always looked forward to hosting dinners and get-togethers. Myrtle was a very generous and caring person. She loved playing cards, bingo and shuffle board, all at which she was tough to beat. She will be sincerely missed and always remembered.  Myrtle will be greatly missed by her daughter Anna Wheeler; her son and daughter-in-law Donald and Marda Hanford; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband George and several brothers and sisters.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Myrtle's life will be held on Wednesday, October 23 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Emergency Squad in loving memory of Myrtle Hanford.   Sayre Morning Times – October 21, 2013   

 

ROBINSON Betty Irene Brown

"Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all. "Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend Betty Irene Brown, 87, of Windham, went to her heavenly home on Friday morning, Oct. 25, 2013, and was reunited with her husband Hugh. Betty was born on Jan. 13, 1926, the second daughter of Wilton and Catherine Robinson. She married her only love, Hugh S. Brown, on Feb. 24, 1945. They spent many happy years raising their five children and enjoyed good times with friends and extended family, until his death on Oct. 14, 1993. Betty was an active member of many organizations over the years including Windham Ladies Aid, Nichols Senior Citizens, Oak Hill Corral and Windham Ambulance. She attended the North Orwell Union Church, and for over 40 years Betty served as the Windham Township Tax Collector. Many loved to pay their taxes in person for that allowed them to have a nice visit with Betty. Betty loved her home and having it filled with family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, birthdays and holidays. Betty spent many hours doing crafts, embroidering and plastic needlework. She will be greatly missed by her children and their spouses, Myron and Peggy Brown of Ulster, Stanley and Linda Brown of Windham, Bill and Carolyne Brown of Vestal, Patricia Lohmeyer and Allen Oakes of Vestal, Ronnie and Karen Brown of North Orwell. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren, Becky (David) Birdsall, Susan Brown (Michelle Michaels), Tina (Bob) Lewis, Stacey Brown, Charles Brown (Armonda Alverze), Billie Jo (Paul) Robbins, Tammy (Tracy) Babcock, Carol (Duane) Waltman, Charles (Cindy) Lohmeyer, Erica (Jack) Hansen, and Jamie Brown; four step grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; her siblings, Edna Springer, who lovingly cared for Betty the past nine months, Marjorie Garland of California, Joan and LaVerne Sollick of Lancaster, Pa., James Robinson of Erie, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Betty was predeceased by her parents; husband, Hugh; her older sister, Doris Maxwell; a great granddaughter, Samantha Swartz; and many close friends that left a mark in her life. Family and friends are invited to attend a time of reflection on Betty's life from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the funeral chapel with Rev. Jeffrey Wilkinson officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com.Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to WPEL Radio Station, P.O, Box 248, Montrose, PA 18801; in loving memory of Betty Irene Brown.   Towanda Daily Review – October 26, 2013 

 

ROUNDS Jonathan P.

Age 59 of Elmira died Friday, October 18, 2013. Survived by his children, Jennifer (Frank) Arcovio, Stephanie Rounds, Jonathan (Nicole) Rounds II; grandchildren, Marisa, Nicholas, Brendan, Nolan, Michaiah, Willy, Anthony & Jonathan III. Jonathan was a US Navy Veteran, Viet Nam. Those wishing may make a donation in his name to a charity of one's choice. His committal service will be held at Bath National Cemetery on Tuesday, October 22 at 11 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.

Star Gazette – October 20, 2013

 

SCOTT Donald S. "Scotty" Scott

was born in Rome, NY on October 11, 1946, to Dorothy and Wendell V. Scott. After a long courageous battle with cancer, Scotty died on October 28, 2013. Scotty is survived by his wife of 25 years, Joan Cole-Scott, children; Rich (Marlana) Scott, Wendy (Brian) Cozzens, Chad (Virginia) Maphis, Christian (Stacia) Maphis and grandchildren; Noah, Brianna and Emilee, Kayleigh, Austin, Angelina, and Aleigha, Aidan, with one on the way and adopted grandchildren Lance (Cassandra) McElroy and Laura McElroy, and adopted great-grandchildren Tyson and Aryanna. He is also survived by his siblings Jon (Sandy) Scott, Robert (Janice) Scott, Fredrick (Bonnie) Scott and Darla (Bruce) Kimmey and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and best friends Larry and Judy Hall. Scotty wore many "hats" and was a huge inspiration to many during his life. He is retired from the Department of Corrections (22 yrs); retired from US Army (27 yrs); Score Keeper for Odessa Montour Boys Basketball Team (30 years); Odessa Volunteer Fire Department (30+ yrs); Montour Falls Volunteer Fire Department; member of Hose Team for Odessa and Montour Fire Departments; Halpin Fire Equipment; Ward LaFrance Fire Equipment; avid bowler on two leagues; Barber Shop Quartet; involved with Boy Scout Troop 50 and Pack 3050; American Legion Post 676; OM Little League Coach; OM Bus Driver; RSVP Volunteer; Schuyler County Ambulance Association; Schuyler County Dispatch; Squires Drum and Bugle Corp; and Song Leader, Trustee and Soul Winner at Grace Baptist Chapel, Elmira and an avid Geocacher. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home from 2:00pm-4:00pm with service to follow. Burial with military honors will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY. Friends and family are invited to celebrate the life of Scotty at the Odessa American Legion located at St. Rte. 228, Odessa NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a scholarship program in Memory of Scotty at the Odessa Montour Sports Booster Program: 300 College Avenue, Odessa NY 14869. Please include "In Memory of Don Scott" in memo line.  Star Gazette – October 31, 2013   

 

SECHRIST Sarah J. Campbell

68, of Liberty, Pa., died peacefully at home while surrounded by family on Tuesday evening, Oct. 22, 2013.Born at home in Roaring Branch on Sept. 5, 1945, Sarah Jane was a daughter of the late Paul and Rose (Jones) Sechrist. On Dec. 12, 1964, she married Harry E. Campbell. They shared nearly 49 years together and were blessed with four children. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Sarah was employed by the former Wundies in Liberty. In earlier years, she enjoyed driving for Head Start at Roaring Branch and attended the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church. Sarah will be lovingly remembered as a caring and direct person who would help anyone she could. One would always know how Sarah felt, as she told it as she saw it and often would say, "Life is what you make it." You could find Sarah at auctions, rummage sales and antiquing. She also enjoyed reading and collected angels and water globes. Surviving are her husband Harry; children Harry Jr. (Billie) Campbell of Liberty, Theresa (Bob) Alexander of Trout Run, Paul (Barbara) Campbell and Jeff (Robin) Campbell, all of Canton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters Paulette Beckstead of Watertown, N.Y., Barb (Tony) Liberati and Ruth Ann (Jake) Machmer all of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two siblings, John Dowling and Catherine Sechrist. Family invites friends to call from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., in Canton. Burial will be private. Those who wish may consider a memorial to Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Towanda Daily Review – October 26, 2013 

 

SMITH Wendell E. Smith [SRGP 23109]

82 of 219 Leisure Lane, Horseheads, NY, died Sunday, October 27, 2013 in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born in Mainesburg, PA, August 19, 1931 son of the late Aaron and Margaret (Webster) Smith. Wendell married Shirley Boyce July 14, 1957 in Blossburg, PA, she survives him. He graduated from Mansfield PA High School, class of 1950 then served during the Korean war with the U.S. Army. Wendell was an Insurance Agent, employed by Prudential Insurance, Corning, NY for thirty-five years, retiring in 1993. He had formerly been employed with Garrisons Mens Shop in Mansfield. He was a member of the Corning, then Horseheads Elks Club, former President of the Insurance Underwriters Association and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Corning. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, reading and ping pong. Wendell volunteered for many years with the LPGA and also at Corning Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Babette Smith and Amy Beth (Paul) VanDelinder both of Painted Post, NY; sisters: Betty (Clif) Rice of Wabasso, FL, Marian Talbot of Vero Beach, FL, Geraldine Worden of Mansfield, PA and Juanita (Art) Mixell of Williamsport, PA; brothers: Ellsworth (Janet) Smith of Mansfield, PA, Roger (Carole) Smith of Mansfield, PA, Wilbur (Carolyn) Smith of Wellsboro, PA, Kenneth (Nancy) Smith of Mainesburg, PA, Chester Smith of Mainesburg, PA and Theodore (Alice) Smith of Crystal River, FL; grandson, Reese VanDelinder of Painted Post; two beautiful grandaughters, Megan Smith of Ithaca, NY and Emily VanDelinder of Painted Post; many nieces, nephews and cousins, and his buddy dog, "Buster". Friends will be received Friday, November 1st from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning. Funeral services with military honors will be Saturday at 1:00pm at the funeral home with Rev. Judy White officiating, private burial will be at Bath National Cemetery in Bath. Memorials in his name may be left to Corning, Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Suite 101 Corning NY 14830.  Star Gazette – October 30, 2013

 

SOUTHARD Earl E. Southard

age 70 of Tioga, PA died at his home on Monday, October 28, 2013. Born May 8, 1943 in Middlebury Center, PA, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Myrtle (Gleason) Southard. He retired from the Dresser Rand in Painted Post, NY and was a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge. He was an avid bird watcher, hunter and cat lover. Earl enjoyed playing lottery tickets and euchre and loved spending time with his friends playing cards. He is survived by his children, Dan Hackman of New Ringgold, PA, Lisa Vargeson of Elkland, PA and Michael Southard of Rochester, Minn.; three grandchildren, Cody Michael Vargeson and Emily and Allison Hackman; his siblings, Mildred (Paul) Stone of Tioga, Janet Sherman of Middlebury Center, Richard (Nancy) Southard of Lawrenceville, Mary Ann (Don) Cline of Knoxville, June (Gary) Sherman of Elkland, Everett (Debby) Southard of Lawrenceville, Ronnie (Robin) Southard of Middlebury Center, Lewis Southard of Elkland, and Robert (Linda) Southard of Middlebury Center; a sister in law, Laverna Southard of Elkland, PA and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ernie, Carl and Charles Southard and a brother in law, Donald Sherman. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating. Family would like to invite everyone to join them at the Elkland Moose Lodge following the service.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family to help with expenses at 401 E. Main St., Elkland, PA 16920.   Funeral home obituary – October 31, 2013   

 

STANTON Monroe H. "Monk" Stanton

DeBary, FL and Elmira, NY age 81 died on October 25, 2013 after a short illness. Monk was born September 19, 1932 the son of the late Hazzard and Dorothy Andrus Stanton in Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his son Alan and all of his 5 siblings. He is survived by his wife of 26 years Miriam "Mimi" Stanton; sons, Michael (Kathy) Stanton of Horse Heads, NY and Mark (Cheryl) Stanton of Elmira, NY; granddaughter, Sarah Stanton; step children, Kevin (Dawn) Walker of Elmira, NY, Rob (Chris) Walker of Buffalo, NY, Heather (Dickie) Bernas and Amber (Doug) Fredo all of Elmira, NY; sister in law, Rosie Stanton and her sons, Stephen, Brian, Keith and Kevin; his ex-wife, Barbara (Jake) Trimmer; several nieces and nephews. Monk served our country in the US Navy and was a retired Fireman for the Elmira Fire Department. Monk loved playing golf at Mark Twain G. C. in Elmira and Glen Abbey G. C. in DeBary. A memorial service will be held Friday November 8th, 1 PM at Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, 1295 Saxon Blvd., Orange City, FL 32763. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association . Star Gazette – October 31, 2013

 

STEVENSON Helen S. Travis

age 74, died at home on October 27th. She was predeceased by her first husband, Patrick Roberts; children, Patrick Roberts Jr. and Tina Roberts; her second husband, Charles Travis; and her brother, Earl Stevenson. She grew up in Cayutaville, NY, worked at the Odessa bank for 30 years and was a pillar of the community. She is survived by her daughter, Nanette Roberts; son, Richard Roberts; and grandchildren, Patrick and Maria Roberts. Special thanks to hospice for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, please give a donation in her name to Schuyler County SPCA. Family and friends are invited to the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home for calling hours from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013.  Star Gazette – October 30, 2013 

 

TITUS Viola T. Comstock

Age 96, of Horseheads, died Oct. 29, 2013. She was born Aug. 29, 1917 in Sayre PA to Regius and Anna (Schaad) Titus. Her surviving family includes her daughter, Sue Carpenter of Montour Falls; grandchildren, Alfreda (Les) Patterson Montour Falls, Regius (Sherry) Comstock, also of Montour Falls, Ralph Carpenter of Owego, Lori Carpenter of Southport, NY, Sherry Carpenter of Rochester, NY; 12 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends; brothers, Earl (Jeanne) Titus of Elmira, William (June) Titus of Pahrump, NV; sister-in-law, Doris Titus of Waverly. She was predeceased by longtime companion, Don Noyes; and her siblings, Albert (Carrie), Frank (Eulalia), George (Laura), Reid, Jasper (Pauline) Titus, Isabelle (Russell) Whitehead, Esther (Walter) Deubler, Katherine (Sam) Graham, and Elizabeth (Merle) Bruce; and son-in-law, Floyd Carpenter. Viola was a longtime member of Breesport United Methodist Church, active volunteer of Horseheads Food Pantry and a retired clerk for A & P foods. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sat. Nov. 2, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Her service will take place at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing may remember Viola with memorials to Horseheads Food Pantry c/o First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.  Star Gazette – November 1, 2013  

 

UNTERZUBER Zane R.

82, of Odessa, NY, died peacefully after an extended illness on October 29, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 6pm-8pm. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Zane was born April 25, 1931 in Moundsville, West Virginia, the youngest of 5 children, to Henry and Goldie Unterzuber. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sandra; three children, Gregory Reynolds (Barbara) of Newark Valley, NY, Michael Reynolds (Paola) of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, and Douglas (Lisa) Reynolds of Chandler, AZ; five grandchildren, Jerramie (Sarah), Erica, Samantha, Jason, and Molly; great-grandson, Jace; brother, Gene (Polly) Unterzuber of North Carolina; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Unterzuber of Virginia, Jody (Charlie) DeVay of Odessa, Carol Skinner of Montour Falls; brother-in-law, Richard (Fran) Skinner of Florida; and several nieces, nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by infant son, Eric Travis Unterzuber, parents, brothers Ralph and Ernest Unterzuber, and sister Carol Rex. Zane graduated from Moundsville High School, West Virginia in 1949, where he was an All-State Football player. He continued to play football and study at Cornell University. He returned to West Virginia where he worked on the family farm and later for Allied Chemical Company. He was a volunteer fire fighter and instructor. He was also active in the Moundsville United Methodist Church. He moved to Schuyler County in 1970 and worked for Watkins Salt/Cargill. He retired from Cargill in 1992 after 22 years. Zane was an avid bowler and golfer, and served as president of the Watkins Glen Golf Course for numerous years. He also served on the Schuyler County United Way Board, and was a member of the BPOE #1546 Elks Lodge of Watkins Glen and Moose Lodge #426 of Montour Falls. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Care First (Hospice), 11751 E. Corning, NY 14830; Hospicare of Tompkins County, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850 or the Washington Lands United Methodist Church, 242 Frontage Dr., Moundsville, WV, 26041. The family wishes to express their special thanks and gratitude to the staff at Cayuga Medical Center.  Star Gazette – October 31, 2013  

 

WALLACE Curtis G. Wallace

age 65, of 864 Lacey St., Laceyville, Pa., died Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Curt was born on Sept. 8, 1948, in Newton, N.J. the son of the late Edwin and Dorothy Gould Wallace. He was a graduate of Newton High School with the class of 1966. After high school, Curt married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Decker Wallace, on Sept. 16, 1967. Curt was a self-employed dairy farmer working in New Jersey and later in the Laceyville, Pa., area. He was a lifetime member of the American Hunting Club, as well as a member of the NRA. He enjoyed tinkering with tractors. He took great pleasure in all aspects of hunting, including target shooting and reloading his ammunition. Most of all he loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Curt is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bonnie Wallace; his children, Curt W. Wallace and his wife Bea of South Auburn, Pa., Carrie Simpson and her husband Jack of Spring Hill, Pa., and Corey L. Wallace and his wife April of West Auburn, Pa.; his grandchildren, Zachary Wallace and his fiancé Amanda Welshans of Avis, Pa., Alex Wallace and his wife Cindy of Hubert, N.C., Jake, Levi, and Cherokee Simpson all of Spring Hill, Pa., and Tyler Wallace of West Auburn, Pa.; his sisters, Gail Tringali and her husband Roy of Hicksville, N.Y., Edwina Jager and her husband Milton of Branchville, N.J., and Carol Goble of Newton, N.J.; three step-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Wallace, and brother-in-law, Dave Goble. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa., with Vickie Ellis of the Beaver Meadows and South Auburn United Methodist Church officiating. Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at the funeral home. Towanda Daily Review – November 1, 2013  

 

 

? Aliene Leota Horton

86, of Sayre died on Oct. 30, 2013 at home, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack R. Horton, in 2003. Aliene is survived by: her son, Samuel Horton of North Carolina.; daughters, Shirley (Joe) Temple of Florida and Penny (Jim) Niece of South Waverly; sister, Mildred Swingle of Athens; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  At Aliene’s request a private graveside memorial service will take place at the convenience of the family.   A special thank you to Guthrie Hospice for all their help and support to the family.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the animal shelter of your choice or Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre PA 18840.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens.   Sayre Morning Times – October 31, 2013      

 

? Twila M. Kane

88, a former Broad Street Brockway resident, currently a resident at Carleton Senior Care Center in Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at the Carleton Senior Care Center. She was born July 19, 1925, in Ridgway. She was the foster daughter of Clyde and Matha Spence. They held a special place in her heart as did her loving in-laws, Edith and Keith Hamman. She married Irvin "Ike" Kane on Nov. 11, 1944. He died July 27, 2010.Twila was a member at the Moorhead United Methodist Church in Brockway. She was a 1944 graduate of Brockway-Snyder High School. Twila also was a member of the Eastern Star. She loved to make food to share with family, friends and neighbors in her little kitchen. Twila participated in Girl Scouts when her children were young and bowled in a women's league in her younger years. She had a love of the out-of-doors and enjoyed working in her yard and rock garden. She loved animals and her favorite pet was a special dog, Ralphie, who gave her many years of joy. She also wrote poetry and had a few poems published. She was a homemaker. Surviving are daughters, Trudi (Neal) Dibble of Middlebury Center, Karen (Bob) Ferraraccio of Ft. Myers, Fla., Janet Kane of Tularosa, N.M.; grandchildren, Mark (Josie), Alan (Jennifer), Craig McMillen, Kathy (Steven) Swartz, Shelly (Matt) Chitwood, Trisha (Chris) Webb, Alyssa Hoffman; great-grandchildren, Jared and Bradley McMillen, Caycie and Carter Chitwood, Quinn and Liam Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband. Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 2, at Moorhead United Methodist Church at 2 p.m., with a luncheon served immediately following the service with the Rev. Robert Trask officiating. Burial will be in Beechtree Cemetery in Brockway. Memorials may be sent to Parson-Marnatti Post #95 of the American Legion, Pershing Ave., Brockway, Pa. 15824 or Childrens Aide Society of Clearfield, 1008 South Second St., Clearfield, Pa. 16830.  Wellsboro Gazette – October 30, 2013 

 


 

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