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 Nine
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.

ALLEN Mildred L. Sherman

82, of Wellsboro, formerly of Galeton, died on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born Dec. 14, 1930 in Warwick, R.I., she was a daughter of the late Willard and Ella (Gardnier) Allen. On Jan. 17, 1947, in Warwick, R.I., she married the late Lewis E. Sherman, Jr., who predeceased her in 1986. Mildred was a nurse who retired from the Kent County Hospital in R.I. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Galeton, and greatly enjoyed gardening and playing card games. Surviving are a son, John (Randi) Sherman, Warwick; two daughters, Linda Sherman, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; Susan (Joseph) Lewis, Wellsboro; a sister, Alice Barber Warwick; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a niece and a nephew. Friends may call on Friday, Nov. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Galeton with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. The Rev. Richard Tintle will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors. Services have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton.  Wellsboro Gazette – November 11, 2013   


BEEMAN Zell (Chip) Charles Beeman

peacefully died on Nov. 4, 2013 while working on his farm. He is the son of Boyd and Maxine Beeman.  He is survived by: his wife, Nancy; daughters, Stephanie (Michael) Falls and Bethli Beeman; step-sons, Rogan and Morgan Moore; sisters, Linda (Jerry) Rowe and Besty Beeman; grandson, Padraig Falls; nieces and nephews, Cindy (Steve) Watkins, Boyd (Elaine) Rowe and Janice (Jamie) Root; many great nieces and nephews; and a wealth of friends.  Zell worked as an Engineer at BorgWarner Global for 41 years. He began at Morse Chain as a draftsman and worked throughout the Ithaca plant. Zell lived abroad and traveled the world as an engineer with BorgWarner Global for the last several years. He has had many great friends throughout his career and travels to many parts of the U.S. and abroad.  Zell was happiest at home while working on his farm and with his family and friends. He was always busy with farm chores and enjoyed sharing time hunting, fishing and boating with family and friends. Zell was always happy when a young hunter was able to get his first deer at the Beeman farm.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the following 4-H organization: Megan Tifft, CCETC/4-H, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850, Attn. "FAIR."  Family and friends may call at the Herson Wagner Funeral Home, 110 S. Geneva St., Ithaca, N.Y., on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, from 2-3 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm.  Sayre Morning Times – November 7, 2013 


BLAIR (Mary) Emily B. Evans

a devoted educator and nutritionist, went to be with the Lord Nov. 14, 2013, at the age of 95 at the Aroostook Health Center, Mars Hill. Emily was born May 28, 1918, in Abrahamsville, Pa., the daughter of Clifford T. and Naomi (Baker) Blair. Emily's life was filled with love and devotion to her family and service to her church and her community — a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, neighbor and friend — she will be lovingly remembered. Valuing education in many venues, Emily was a Cooperative Extension Agent with the University of Maine, an Extension Nutrition Specialist and a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire, a high school home economics teacher (Towanda, Richland, and Schaefferstown, Pa.), a nutrition instructor for the Penn State University School of Nursing (Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.) and a home economist for Penelec (Pennsylvania Electric Company). Her influence as an educator extended to daily radio programs and the development of many teaching materials. In 1980, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Emily was valedictorian of her class at Damascus High School, having just turned 16. She earned her B.S. (1938) and M.S. (1943) degrees from Penn State University where she met her beloved husband, Robert. She also completed a variety of post graduate studies at other universities and colleges. She was a member of the honor societies Kappa Omicron Nu, Pi Lambda Theta, Delta Kappa Gamma and Epsilon Sigma Phi. Throughout her life, Emily was active in many community and professional organizations. In 1983, she was named the Fort Kent, Maine, Business and Professional Women's Club Woman-of-the-Year. Emily was an active member of her church wherever she lived. While living in Keene, N.H., where she spent most of her retirement years, Emily was a member of The American Association of University Women, Cheshire County Retired Educators Association, Cheshire County Republican Women's Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution; and was an avid bridge player. In 2007 she moved to Presque Isle, Maine, to live with her daughter and son-in-law. Emily was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Evans (1979); her brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Helen Blair; and son-in-law, Kenneth Wicks. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Ann and William Owen, Hancock, N.H., Louise and Robert Roy, Presque Isle, Maine, Pamela and Dr. Robert Snyder, Downingtown, Pa.; seven granddaughters, Aimee (Roy) and her husband Bruce Wilkins, Presque Isle, Maine, Kate Roy, Kansas City, Mo., Christine (Roy) and her husband Tony Alfonso, Roseville, Minn., Rebecca Roy, Baltimore, Md., Emily (Snyder) and her husband Geoffrey Goodman, Washington, D.C., Julia Snyder, Philadelphia, Pa., Catherine Snyder, Washington, D.C.; great granddaughters, Leah and Emily Wilkins, Gianna Alfonso; and great grandsons, Adam and Josiah Goodman. A memorial service and burial will be held in Gibson, Pa. The memorial service will start at 11 a.m., Nov. 23, 2013, at the Methodist Church with interment to follow. At the request of Emily, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in her memory to International Health Services (a Christian medical ministry founded by Emily's daughter, Pamela, and her husband, Bob), Box 265, Southeastern, PA 19399.  Towanda Daily Review – November 16, 2013 


BLISS George Kemp Bliss

83, of Elmira, NY, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 3, 2013, in the comfort of his home. George was born in 1930 to Earl L. and Martha H. (Kemp) Bliss in Wellsboro, PA. He served in the U.S. Army and later was a high school chemistry/physics teacher, both in the U.S. schools in Germany and at EFA in Elmira, NY. He then began a new career as an investment broker and achieved his CFP degree. George served on the National Ski Patrol at Denton Hill for 35 years and as their Director for 8 years. He obtained his national certification from the NSP in 1982. He was an avid skier, hunter, fisherman, and camper. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joan Cole Bliss; older brother, Earl (Miriam) Bliss, Jr.; son, Jody (Kelly Palmer) Bliss of Rock Stream, NY; daughter, Kristen (Tom) Perri of Webster, NY; grandsons, Shawn and Cole Bliss; and granddaughter, Tori Perri. George was predeceased by his eldest brother, Donald Bliss (WWII) and sister, Aileen (Francis) English. A special thanks to all the caregivers from Hospice (Care First) for their loving care. And a very special thank you to Cathy. Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Care First, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements are entrusted to Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – November 10, 2013  


BREEDLOVE Dorothy June Tompkins

Montour Falls: Age 96, died at the Seneca View Nursing Facility on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Dorothy was born on June 28, 1917, a daughter of the late Sherman and Nellie (Winton) Breedlove. She is predeceased by her brothers, Ernest and Richard Breedlove; sister, Elsie Barr; special nephew, William "Billy" Rosewall; husband and father of her children, Loyal H. Wickham and second husband, Claude Tompkins. Dorothy is survived by her son, David (Terri) Wickham, Tularosa, New Mexico; daughter, Sandra (David) Sidle and son, John (Jackie Lynn) Wickham, both of Alpine, NY; 14 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 2 more on the way, 15 great-great grandchildren; sister, Jean Ferguson, Wyoming; brother-in-law, Jessie Tompkins, Alpine, NY. Dorothy loved her large family of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, she just loved sitting quietly and watching all the interaction better known as chaos; Dorothy's best legacy is her family. She was a member of the Montour Methodist Church, Eastern Star Fern-Tyrone Chapter #142 of Montour Falls, NY, Catharine Mother's Club, Philathea Class, Widows Group and the Home Bureau. Family and friends are invited to Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, on Thursday November 7, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service for Dorothy will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Laurel Hill Cemetery immediately following funeral service.  Star Gazette – November 5, 2013


BUECHLER Francis R. Buechler Sr

73, of Galeton PA, died on Monday, November 4, 2013, at his home. Born May 30, 1940 in Salem, NJ, he was a son of the late Robert and Rose (Winstel) Buechler. Frank attended Salem County Tech and worked as a Chemist for DuPont in Gibbstown, NJ and City Service Oil Co. in Cranbury, NJ. On January 21, 1961 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Salem, NJ, he married the former Barbara Di Giantomasso. Frank was a published Chemist who enjoyed baseball, antique cars, camping, reading, politics, science, computers, and Facebook. He was a Son of the American Legion and a member of St. Michael's Mutual Club. Surviving in addition to his wife Barbara are three sons, Francis Buechler Jr., and Mark Buechler, both of Rochester, NY, and John (Christa) Buechler of Galeton, PA; a daughter, Jaqueline (James) Bohanna, Kansas City, MO; two brothers, William C. Buechler, Salem, NJ and Robert J. Buechler Jr., South Carolina; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and three nieces and one nephew. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00PM and on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00PM. Funeral Services will follow at 1:00PM. The Rev. Thomas Shatto will officiate. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, or the Gale Hose Ambulance Association. Star Gazette – November 5, 2013   



Age 66 formerly of Artie and the son of the late Clyde and Mary Burgess. Following a battle with cancer died on November 6, 2013 with family in his NY home. Leaving a sister, Venice and brother, Edwin. His wishes were for no services.  Star Gazette – November 8, 2013   


CARLIER Edward A. Carlier

age 45, of Elmira died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 in Elmira, NY. Ed was born on July 24, 1968 in Elmira to Roger and Dorothy (Woods) Carlier. He was a graduate of Biloxi Mississippi High School. He worked for Toshiba as an equipment mechanic for 17 years and then for Corning Incorporated as a lab technician. He married Debra Cutler in August 16, 2002. Ed enjoyed fishing, had a great sense of humor, and was very caring. He was a Saints fan. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Carlier of Horseheads; two sisters, Jodi (Tom) Atkinson of Glendale, AZ and Karen (Brett) Patton of Horseheads; a brother, John Carlier of Manchester, NH; two aunts, Marge Irwin of Chatham, Ontario and Ruth (Ron) Baker of London, Ontario; nieces and nephews, Scott Kennedy, Jennifer (Jason) Embree, Matthew (Nicole) Atkinson, Diane (Nick) Ranaldi; great niece, Olivia Scouten; great nephew, Alec Embree; several brothers and sisters-in-law on the Cutler side of the family. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 8th from 4 until 8 pm at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 9th at St. Mary's Church on State Street in Corning with Father Lew Brown and Pastor David Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. Ed's family has entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. in Corning. Star Gazette – November 8, 2013   


CLARK Sharon Clark Maurath

died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born Dec. 26, 1949, in Wellsboro, to Robert and Marie (White) Clark and moved to Colorado Springs in the early 1970s, where she ran a print shop called Paperworks in Old Colorado City. She had a strong and courageous will, surviving almost 64 years with cystic fibrosis and a double lung transplant nine years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Maurath. Donations can be sent to the University of Colorado Transplant Unit (720) 848-7749.   Wellsboro Gazette – November 14, 2013  


COON Claude E. Coon

59, Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all ~  our loving husband, dad, grandpa and brother Claude E. Coon, 59, of Ulster, Pa. (Rome Township), died on Friday morning, November 8, 2013 at his home.  Claude was born on January 10, 1954, one of 10 children of Arthur Datus and Margaret (VanWinkle) Coon. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1972. On July 28, 1973, he married Patricia Ayers and together they shared forty years of happiness. Claude was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church where he served as a former trustee. A devoted husband, father and grandfather — his greatest enjoyment was being surrounded by his family. Claude was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing and being amongst mother nature’s greatest surroundings. He had a special talent for woodworking and loved to travel. Claude retired from E.I. Dupont in November of 2012 after 39 years of employment there.Claude will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Patricia Coon; his son and daughter-in-law: Scott and Bobbie Coon of Sidney, Neb.; his daughter and son-in-law: Meranda and Kevin Abma of Burlington; his special grandchildren: Haley, Landon, Kevin “Dutch” and Mason.; his siblings: Lloyd (Linda) Coon of Rochester, N.Y.; Larry (Nancy) Coon of Endicott; Donald Coon of Towanda; Alan (Sue) Coon of Milan; Arthur William Coon of Towanda; Robert (Kathy) Coon of Rome; Kevin Coon of Wyalsuing; Denise (Jerry) Patterson of Waverly; Pam (Tim) Lovitt of Tennessee; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Margaret Coon. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Sunday, Nov. 10 from  5 to 7 p.m. at the Rome Presbyterian Church. A funeral service and celebration of his life will be held on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the church. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Rome Presbyterian Church or Memorial Hospice in loving memory of Claude E. Coon.   Sayre Morning Times – November 9, 2013  


CUTLER Debra Lynn Cutler-Carlier

age 51, of Elmira died Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Debbie was born on July 31, 1962 in Corning to Ash and Rose (McIntyre) Cutler. Debbie graduated from West High School, Bryant and Stratton, and Elmira College. She received a Master's in Education from Elmira College. Debbie loved music and singing. She married Edward Carlier on August 16, 2002. She worked for the Elmira Heights School District as a long term sub. She is survived by her parents Ash and Rose Cutler of Corning; two sisters, Kathy Cutler of Big Flats and Ann (Steve) Shelley of Corning; two brothers, Buddy (Sharon) Cutler of Big Flats and Jim (Krista) Cutler of Painted Post; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; mother-in-law, Dorothy Carlier of Horseheads; sister-in-law, Jodi (Tom) Atkinson and Karen (Bret) Patton; brother-in-law, John Carlier. Calling hours will be Friday, November 8th from 4 until 8 pm at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 9th at St. Mary's Church on State Street in Corning with Father Lew Brown and Pastor David Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning. Debbie's family has entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. in Corning. Star Gazette – November 8, 2013  


DILIBERTO Mary Primerano

of Watkins Glen died on Friday, November 8th, 2013. She was born in Garfield, NJ on November 19th, 1937 to the late Vincent and Maria Diliberto. She was married to Dominick Primerano on June 14, 1958. She is survived by her husband Dominick, and her children; sons Dominick Jr. (married to Laura) from Deltona, Florida, David (married to Mary) from Dundee, NY, Thomas from Burdett, NY; and her daughter Debbie (married to Skeet) from Watkins Glen, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kimberly, Joshua, Daniel, Rebecca and Rachel. Mary was laid to rest on Monday, November 11th at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Reading Center, NY.  Star Gazette – November 16, 2013  


DUTTON David J. Dutton

age 59, of Corning, NY, died on Monday, November 11, 2013 at Schuyler Hospital with his wife by his side. Born in Watkins Glen, NY, he was the son of James and Dolores (Deats) Dutton. They survive him. He also leaves behind his wife, Christine (Taylor) Dutton whom he married in 1996, and his daughter Emelia. David was employed with US Salt in Watkins Glen. He enjoyed hang gliding and dabbled in sailplanes. David was very knowledgeable about computers and could fix anything. He and his entire family enjoyed traveling to Disney World. His daughter, Emelia, has many cherished memories of exploring the parks with her dad. David was a dedicated and loving father to her. The moment he became a father his entire life was devoted to his beloved Emmy. He is survived by his wife: Christine (Taylor) Dutton of Corning; daughter: Emelia Dutton of Corning; parents: James and Dolores Dutton of Beaver Dams; sisters: Diane Pike of Beaver Dams, Dawn Dobson of Watkins Glen, Denise (Brian) Gardner of Beaver Dams; brothers: Dan (Cheri) Dutton of Watkins Glen, Doug (Linda) Dutton of York, PA; brother-in-law: Steve (Diane) Taylor of Lowman, NY; mother-in-law: Pauline Taylor of Elmira; cousin and best friend: DJ (Brenda) Griffin of Jacksonville, FL; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his Granny, Margaret Dutton, and his father-in-law, Chuck Taylor. Services will be announced at a later date.  Star Gazette – November 14, 2013 



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 – November 11, 2013    


ELVIDGE Mildred M. (Elvidge) Stahle

80, of Troy, Pa., died on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Lincoln A. Stahle, who died on April 9, 1993. The couple married May 30, 1952, and had 40 happy years together. Mildred was born on Jan. 17, 1933, in Elmira, N.Y., daughter of the late John and Helen (Dempsey) Elvidge. She worked 20 years for the Troy Community Hospital as a nurse's aide, and was a home health care provider for the Kennedy family of Troy. Mildred was passionate about bowling. She was a member of the Thursday League and helped with youth bowling at Terrace Lanes in Troy. Mildred is a member of the Troy Bowling Hall of Fame. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. Mildred is survived by her children, Sharon (Charles) Heasley of Gillett, Pa., Raymond (Penny) Stahle of Troy, Calvin (Denise) Stahle of Arley, Ala., Cathy (Dale) Farley of Arley, Ala., David (Patty) Stahle of Houston, Ala., and Richard Stahle of Troy; her 17 grandchildren; her 37 great grandchildren; her brother, Gary Elvidge of Troy; and her sister Jackie (Carl) Whitehead of Laceyville, Pa. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lincoln; her son, Kevin L. Stahle; and her brother, William Elvidge. Services will be at the convenience of Mildred's family. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Mildred's memory to the Youth Bowling Program at Terrace Lanes, 195 Weigester St., Troy, PA 16947.  Towanda Daily Review – November 8, 2013m   


FISCHER Larry A. Fischer

Larry A. Fischer, 65, of Knoxville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at his home. Born July 7, 1948 in Marysville, Calif., he was the son of William and Edith (Ford) Fischer. Larry married Sandra Mummey. He served in the U.S. Army and was the owner of Fischer Primers. He was an elder for the Church of Latter Day Saints, Mansfield, a member of the Penn National Guard from 1984 to 1994, a member of the Tioga County Honor Guard, and a member of North South Skirmish Association. Larry was an inspector for the National Civil War Artillery Association and from 1995 to 2013 he was a Civil War Reinactor and living historian. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; sons, Michael and Jeffrey Fischer; daughter, Stacy Fischer; step sons, Jason and Garetson Turner; his sisters, Irene (David) Looper and Rosemary Fischer; a sister-in-law, Carol Fischer; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Fischer. A Celebration of His Life will be held on May 17, 2014 at his home, 118 East Main Street, Knoxville. Memorial donations may be made to the Wesley Academy, 424 North Buffalo Street, Elkland, Pa. 16920. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. Wellsboro Gazette – November 15, 2013   



Age 56, of Philo Rd. in Horseheads, died Thurs., Nov. 7, 2013, after a brief illness. Bob was born Jan. 24, 1957 to Hugh and Verna Walburn Forrest. Bob is survived by his brothers and sisters, James Forrest of Elmira Heights, Rosemary Forrest of Binghamton, June (Mark) Richmond of New Boston, NH and David Forrest of North Berwick, ME; along with nieces, nephew and a host of friends. Bob was a mechanic with the Village of Horseheads Garage, a School Bus Driver for Horseheads Central School, and was an Ag Tech teacher's assistance at SCT BOCES. Bob was a caring brother and friend to many. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life to take place in Glad Tidings Christian Life Church, 116 Breesport Rd., Horseheads on Sat., Nov. 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. with a time of fellowship to follow.  Star Gazette – November 14, 2013


GOEBEL Annemarie (Goebel) Otto

age 85, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Thursday, November 14, 2013 in Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Born on May 4, 1928 in Eisenach, Germany, she was the daughter of William and Wilmine (Marbach) Goebel. Annemarie was predeceased by her husband, Joachim Fred Otto on July 24, 2005.  Prior to her retirement, Annemarie was employed in nursing with Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center. Annemarie is survived by a brother, Hans Goebel and two sisters, Renate Kermann and Elizabeth Goebel all of Germany.  In keeping with Annemarie's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette – November 15, 2013  


GRANGER Harris, Debra A. (Granger)

At age 58, Debra peacefully died on August 26, 2013. She passed in her sleep while living with her wonderful and caring family in North Carolina. Debra was predeceased by her daughter Christina and her father Richard, and other family members that she loved. She leaves behind her loving mother Neva Granger; brother Robert (Yvonne) Granger; sisters Diana Granger, Barbara Hall, Elaine (Tom) Kelley; and brother Richard (Toni) Granger Jr; her loving nephews and nieces; grandchildren and great grandchildren; her step children; and many friends. Her family and friends will be gathering at the Southport Correctional Facility Recreation Hall located Bob Masia Drive (or formally known as Institution Rd) in Pine City, NY on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 5 pm-7 pm. Friends and family are invited to share memories, and funny stories and look at photos from the past. In lieu of flowers, Debra would have liked having donations made in her name to the Chemung County SPCA. Star Gazette – November 8, 2013


GREEN Betty J. Tormey

age 90, of East Lamoka Lake, died Friday November 1, 2013 at the Sunset House in Dundee, NY. Honoring her wishes there will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday (November 17) at the Weston Presbyterian Church, 510 County Rte 23, Dundee with Pastor Richard Schied officiating. Inurnment will be in Tyrone Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Weston Presbyterian Church, 510 County Rte 23, Dundee, 14837, the Tyrone Fire Department, P.O. Box 69, Tyrone, 14887, or the Dundee Library, 32 Water St., Dundee, 14837. Betty was born July 27, 1923 in town of Tyrone, the only child of the late Lester and Nellie Best Green. She graduated from Dundee Central School class of 1941. She worked for Ingersol-Rand during World War II; on August 17, 1946 in Hammondsport, NY she married the late John Benjamin "Ben" Tormey; who died on October 8, 1983. Mrs. Tormey was a lifelong member and former Elder of Weston Presbyterian Church; a former member of the Tyrone Chapter # 612 Order of The Eastern Star; and had served on the Tyrone Election Board, and Tyrone Union Cemetery Board. In her spare time she was an avid reader, loved to watch the birds and thoroughly enjoyed the bus trips she went on with her friends, in previous years. She is loved and will be missed by her son Ronald B. (Patricia) Tormey of Lamoka Lake; her daughter Pamela K. (Steven G.) Fleet of Dundee; five grandchildren Jenna, Tommi Lynn, and Nathan (Abby) Tormey, Brian, and Douglas (Amy) Fleet; seven great granddaughters Adelaide, and Alayna Tormey, Anna, Emma, Eva, Ellie, and Renee Fleet; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, very dear caregivers and staff of Sunset House; and countless friends. Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee.   Star Gazette – November 10, 2013  


HARTMAN Janet Hartman James

Age 79, a longtime resident of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Janet was born August 9, 1934 in Elmira, NY to the late Dorothy Barchet and George Hartman. Along with her parents, Janet was predeceased by her daughter Valerie Shea in 2007 and her brother Glenn Hartman. She is survived by her loving children, Paul (Martha) James of Watertown, NY, Barry (Barbara) James of Elmira, NY, Douglas James of Riviera Beach, FL, and Gregory (Shelley) James of Elmira, NY; and six grandchildren, Daniel (Tamra) James of Rochester, NY, Nicole (Corey) LaRoche of Manchester, NH, Brandon, Lauren, Gregory, and Ava James of Elmira, NY. Janet is also survived by her son-in-law Joseph Shea of Clifton Park, NY; brothers Garey (Dixie) Hartman and Gerald (Cheri) Hartman all of Melbourne, FL; brother George (Susan) Hartman of Horseheads, NY; and sister Gloria (Gordon) Samson of Horseheads; NY; sister-in-law Susan Hartman of The Villages, FL; two nieces and several nephews. Janet was raised in Pine Valley, NY and graduated from Horseheads High School. She worked numerous jobs throughout her life to support her family. She retired from the New York State Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls, NY. Many will also remember Janet as a longtime bartender at Dad's Den in Elmira, NY. Family was extremely important to Janet, and her home was always open to not only her children but their friends as well. She was a "second mother" to many of her children's friends. Friends and neighbors knew that they were always welcome in Janet's home. When her children were young, she volunteered her time with Cinderella Softball, the Girl Scouts, the Boys Scouts, Mark Twain Little League, and she taught Sunday School classes. Janet's hobbies included bowling, golfing, and traveling. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Elmira, NY. For the last several years, Janet had been afflicted with Alzheimer's disease and resided at Elcor Health Services. Although her disease erased her memory, the memories she has left and the lives that she has touched will always be remembered. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Elcor Health Services for the compassionate care given to their mother. Friends are invited to call New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held following calling hours at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Janet's name may be directed to New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY 14904. Arrangements have been entrusted with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – November 8, 2013


HENNIGAN Jay E. Hennigan

82, died Nov. 1, 2013, following a brief illness and is now resting in his Savior. Born in Montour Falls, N.Y., on Feb. 13, 1931, Jay was the son of Mary Alma Clust Hennigan and Vincent "Babe" Hennigan, both of whom have pre-deceased him. Jay was also pre-deceased by a son, David, in 2012. Jay attended the Williamsport Area High School and because his father was an invalid, Jay sacrificed his senior year in high school to help care for the family. In 1974 he went back to school and attained his graduate education diploma, for which his family is very proud. Jay is also pre-deceased by his brother, Vincent Patrick Hennigan, who was the last casualty from Lycoming County, Pa., during World War II in the battle of Okinawa. Jay is a published author, having written a book about his remembrances of his brother, Pat. Jay was also pre-deceased by three great-grandchildren, Aiden, Brandon and Cameron Hsu. Jay married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Ann Spaeth in 1950 in Williamsport, Pa., and together they raised four children. Jay's trade was as a machinist and he spent several years working at Avoc Lycoming in Williamsport and later for many years at Linofilm in Wellsboro, Pa. In 1975, Jay and Pat relocated to Vinita, Okla., where they were the owners of Vinita Transfer, a moving and storage business. They relocated back to Williamsport in 1987 and then to LeRaysville, Pa., to be closer to their daughter in 2003. Jay was an outdoorsman who loved restoring his 1953 Packard and he liked to invent ways to make life easier when it came to outdoor chores. He enjoyed playing the piano and very much enjoyed getting together and talking with friends and family. One of Jay's passions was to write and record stories from his own past and those of his family. Jay is survived by his wife, Pat; his sister, Dawn Henderson and brother-in-law Don Henderson of Tallahassee, Fla.; three children, Sharon Gordon and her husband Bill of Cleveland, Texas, Debra Fairchild and her husband Timothy of Wysox, Pa., and a son Vincent and his devoted friend, Frances Haskins of Loveland, Colo. In addition Jay has six grandchildren, Donna Gordon, Jessica Fairchild Hsu and her husband Meng-Wei, Erin Fairchild, Samuel Fairchild, Vincent "VJ" Hennigan, and Nathan Hennigan and his wife Toni; and four great grandchildren, Emma and Jacob Hsu and Alexis and Kendall Hennigan. A memorial service will be held with calling hours at 2 p.m. and the service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Memorial Hospital's Hospice Program, at 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review – November 4, 2013


HESLOP Henry B. Heslop

Age 84, of Hilton Head, SC, died peacefully on October 28, 2013. An educator, devoted father and grandfather, and avid golfer, he was born in Pittsburg, PA to John and Alice Heslop on March 23, 1929. Hank spent his childhood in Newfield, NY and graduated from Ithaca College in 1950. He earned a graduate degree in public school administration from Penn State University. Early in his professional career he was a teacher with the Trumansburg Central School system, and moved into public school administration as the high school principal and later Superintendent of Schools at Odessa Montour Central School. He finished his career as the Superintendent of Pioneer Central School in Arcade NY. He was well known in upstate New York collegiate and high school athletics officiating football, basketball, soccer, and baseball. He was a former member of Watkins Glen Golf Club, Soaring Eagles Golf Club, Springville Country Club, and Port Royal Golf Club. He is survived by his wife Leanne; brother Albert; sister Bettebelle (Howard) Kidder; his son Jeff, daughter Jennifer (Rob) Erickson, step daughter Annlea (Tom) Rumfola; and stepson's Bob (Martha) Chaddock, Tom (Susan) Chaddock, and Jon Chaddock, and fifteen grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Services that will be celebrated on November 8th, 2013 at St. Luke's Church in Hilton Head Island at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Luke's Church c/o "Church Mouse Thrift Shop" 78 Arrow Rd. Cypress Square Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 and or the Glory Center of WNY 3671 Southwestern Blvd. Suite 213 Orchard Park, NY 14127.  Star Gazette – November 3, 2013  


HORN John R. Horn

age 89, died on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington, Pa., with his loving wife Lois by his side.  He was born June 27, 1924 to Frank E. and Laura (Drugan) Horn. Born and raised in Sayre, he attended Sayre High School, class of 1942. John was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps and served in the South Pacific during WWII. After returning home from the war, he married Lois Bagley on September 4, 1946. A community leader, John helped form the Valley Ambulance Corps. He was captain of the Howard Elmer Hose Company No. 4, a Sayre Borough Councilman, president of the Sayre Little League, president of the Sayre Rotary Club and director of the Valley Economic Development Association. He was a vestry member at the Church of the Redeemer. A long-time member of the Robert Packer Hospital Board of Trustees, he was awarded the Benjamin Rush Award for his accomplishments while president of that board. John and his family moved away from the Valley to explore career opportunities, including being the head of the world's largest industrial laundry.  Above all, he was a loving and faithful husband as well as a caring father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Lois Bagley Horn; sister Betty (Horn) Lehr; son Bob, wife Marion and their daughters Mary-Charles and Katie of Durham, N.C.; son David of Palo Alto, Calif.; son Richard, wife Chris of Vernon Hills, Ill., and their sons Doug of Chicago, Ill., and Andrew and wife Beth of Littleton, Colo. In addition, many nephews and nieces, including Susan Yale Lantz, who was a wonderful caretaker to him, survive him.  A celebration of Johns' life will be held Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer at 201 S. Wilbur Ave. in Sayre, Pa. Burial will follow at the church columbarium. The Rev. Glenn Mahaffey will be officiating.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – November 8, 2013  


HORTON Sheryl A. "Sher" Elston

Age 56, of Lowman, died unexpectedly on Nov. 11, 2013. She was born Nov. 20, 1956 in Groton, CT. Sheryl is survived by her husband, Charles Elston of Lowman; son, Shane (Debbie) Gerould of Lowman; mother, Irma Horton, also of Lowman; stepdaughters, Stephanie (Joel) Moore of Watkins Glen, Lisa (Eric) Lawrenz of Lowman, NY; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends, including longtime friends, Robin VanAtta and Jackie Thompson. Sheryl was also predeceased by her father, Harvey "Bud" Horton; brother, Fredric Horton; and stepson, Craig Allen Elston. Sheryl was employed at the Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls where she had worked for over 12 years in the food service department. She also was the co-owner of the Village Coffee Shop in Wellsburg, NY. She was an avid volleyball player and graduate of Waverly High School Class of 1975. Above all, she was a devoted caring wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and friend. She loved the pool, spending time with grandkids, family and friends, traveling and the beach. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, from 4-6:00 p.m. Her service will take place at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 p.m.  Star Gazette – November 13, 2013



Dr. Adrian P. Hulsebosch of Elmira, NY died Friday, October 25, 2013. He is survived by Jessica, his loving wife of 58 years; daughter Jody (Jay) Kiraly of Fairfield, CT; son Mark (Kathleen); grandsons, Matthew, Liam and Aidan of Lansing, NY; and son Christopher of Belleair Bluffs, FL. Adrian is survived by his brother, Thomas of Glens Falls, NY, where they both enjoyed the outdoors and family times. He is predeceased by brothers, Leonard and John; and sisters, Adelaide and Claire. Adrian leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews who will always remember him fondly and happily. An active member of the community, he served on the boards of Catholic Family Service, Elmira Savings and Loan, Fur Fin and Feather, Tanglewood Nature Center, and was a former president of Rotary and an active member of Blessed Sacrament Parish. Adrian graduated from Glens Falls High School, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, University of Pennsylvania Dental School. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Adrian obtained a degree in orthodontics at Columbia University, NYC. After nearly 30 years of practice in Elmira, he retired to a life he thoroughly enjoyed which included farming, hunting, fishing and family. As Adrian would say, "It's a Wonderful Life."  Star Gazette – November 3, 2013   


MACK Pearlie W. Link

Age 93, formally of Waverly, New York and of Prince Frederick, Maryland died at her daughter’s home, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 in Prince Frederick, Maryland.  She was born in Waverly, New York on April 14, 1920 to Irene and Alfred Mack. She moved to Washington DC at a young age to live with her aunt and uncle.   She was preceded in death by her two husbands Melvin Wolf and William Link, also by her brothers and sister Alfred Mack, Ronald Mack, Lois Dennis and Roger Mack.   Surviving brothers and sisters, Jack Mack, Jan Rogers, Terry Mack, Greg Mack, and her daughters Jolie M. Wratten, Kimberly A Redmiles, and Grandchildren Dylan and Jenna Ingersol.   A time of gathering with family and friends will be at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, November 10, 2013, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Pearlie’s life will be by the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York.  Funeral home obituary – November 8, 2013 


MALBURG Philip D. Malburg

age 69, of Painted Post, NY, died on Monday, October 21, 2013. Born in Corning, NY on December 10, 1943, Phil was the son of the late John Baptist and Lillian Elsie (O'Dell) Malburg. He married June Wilson on December 3, 1966 in Bath, NY. Phil had a great love for his family and for nature. He enjoyed collecting Indian arrowheads from local cornfields. He liked reading and solving Sodoku puzzles. Phil was a glass mechanic for Corning Glass Works in the Erwin automotive plants for more than 37 years. He was a member of the American Flint Glass Workers, the Local 1000 Union, and the Caton Fire Department. He was also a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 47 in Caton, NY where he was previously Assistant Scout Master. He will be dearly missed by his wife, June Malburg; three sons: David (Isabella) Malburg, Michael Malburg, and James Malburg; two sisters: Athalie Pratt and Naia (Richard) Hodge; grandchildren: Clarissa Thomas, Christopher Wilson, and Michaela Ferreira; nieces: Gail Clymo, Gwen Geyer, and Helen Gilson; and several other nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Caton Volunteer Fire Company, 1118 Caton Road in Corning. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be directed to the Caton Volunteer Fire Company, 1118 Caton Road, Corning, NY 14830, or the Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Star Gazette – November 14, 2013 


MILLER Regina M. "Jean" Wisel Pope

91, of Shinglehouse, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, after a short illness. Born Dec. 14, 1921 in Ridgway, she was a daughter of William and Neva Torrey Miller. On June 23, 1943 in Bradford, she married Grant G. Wisel, who died on July 26, 1998. On February 19, 2000 in Shinglehouse, she married Ross R. Pope, who died on Dec. 24, 2012.Jean was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School. She graduated from beauty school in Olean, N.Y. She owned and operated Regina's Beauty Shoppe in Shinglehouse for many years, retiring at the age of 85. She was a substitute aide and volunteer for the IU9 at the Oswayo Valley School Elementary School in Shinglehouse. Jean was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse where she served as treasurer for over 35 years, was a Sunday school teacher, and also was involved with vacation Bible school. She served as an auditor for the Shinglehouse Borough and the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library for many years and also served on the Election board for many years, with the last time being in the May 2013 primary. She was a life member of the former Shinglehouse Volunteer Fireman's Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association where she served as an EMT. She was a member of the former Minnehaha Rebekah Lodge in Shinglehouse and a 40 year plus life member and past matron of Eureka Chapter No. 52 Order of Eastern Star in Shinglehouse. She was also a life member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 Ladies Auxiliary. Jean and her late husband, Grant, were instrumental in the operation of the Shinglehouse Community Emergency Fund, which provides hospital beds and medical equipment to local families at no cost. Jean enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, knitting, and making candy. Surviving are a daughter Georgia J. Phillips of Odenton, Md.; five grandchildren Drew B. (Debra) Phillips, Durke C. Phillips, Kyle G. (Amy) Wisel, Michele D. (Jay) Johnson, and Alisha M. Wisel; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, including a special "nephew", John J. Press. In addition to her parents and husbands, Jean was predeceased by a son, Lyle G. Wisel; a son-in-law Denny Phillips; a brother, William Miller; and a sister, Alice Shields. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, Pa., with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating. Committal services and burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, Pa. Members of Eureka Chapter No. 52 O.E.S. will conduct a memorial service at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home. Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Baptismal Restoration Fund, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.  Towanda Daily Review – November 14, 2013  


MOFFE Joseph T., Jr.

Age 72 of Horseheads died Wednesday November 7, 2013. Joe was born October 18, 1941 in Elmira, NY to the late Joseph and Lena (Cavaluzzi) Moffe. He is survived by his wife of 38 years. Beverly (Park) Moffe; sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas (Patricia) Beckwith of Rochester, NY, Robert (Debra Koen) Beckwith also of Rochester, NY; son, Kevin Pearson of St. Louis, MO; daughter, Nicole; grandchildren, Jodi, Caitlin. Michael and Ellen; great grandson, Brady; several nieces and nephews including Joseph (Sandy) Corbo with their daughter Maggie Rose all of MD and many cousins. He was also predeceased by a sister, Rosemary Corbo and brother John Moffe. Joe retired as Yardmaster for Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was a US Marine Corp Veteran and member of Horseheads American Legion. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Tuesday November 12, 2013 from 10-11:30 a.m. where his service will follow there at 11:30 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. A continuation of food and fellowship will also follow the cemetery service. Memorials can be directed to Meals on Wheels 105 Fox St., Elmira NY 14901. Special thanks to Drs. Romeo, Calderone and Haung and their staff as well as the staff of Elcor Health Care Center for their wonderful care. Star Gazette – November 9, 2013


MOORE Betty Moore Powers

age 79, of Nokesville, Va., died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Prince William Hospital, Manassas, Va. She was born on Aug. 23, 1934, the daughter of the late Charles V. and Fern F. (Gorton) Moore. She grew up on her parent's dairy farm in North Orwell, Pa. While attending Rome High School she met her husband of 53 years Charles F. Powers, who died in 2010. She was a switch board operator for Penelec and a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a son, William "Bill" Powers in 2001. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Clarence and Archie Moore. She enjoyed her animals, gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Robert Powers of Nokesville and Alan Powers and wife Heather of Stephens City, Va.; one daughter, Sharon White and husband Bo of Fredericksburg, Va.; two grandsons, Scott Powers and Aaron White and three granddaughters, Ashlee Powers, Amelia Powers and Kaytria Powers; two sisters-in-law, Norma and Anita Moore; several nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Pierce Funeral Home Chapel, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, Va., with Rev. Susan Boehl officiating. Following the memorial service the family will receive friends until 8 p.m. Interment will be at Stonewall Memory Gardens at a later date. A second memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 9, at North Orwell Union Church, 34203 RR 187 Rome, PA 18837; with Rev Jackie Condon officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations go to the SPCA or the American Cancer Society. Towanda Daily Review – November 5, 2013  


NAILEN John T. Nailen

Our beloved husband and father John T. Nailen died at his home in Ogden, Utah, on Nov. 4, 2013. His life was one dedicated to service – to his country, his community, his church and his family – and he lived as an inspiration and trusted friend and advisor to all who knew him.  John was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Sayre, to Andrew and Genevieve Nailen.  He joined the United States Air Force in 1956, serving with honor and distinction for 30 years. He met the love of his life, Sandra Caruso, shortly after joining the service, and she shared his life for 54 years, moving throughout the United States before they settled in Ogden in 1986 upon John’s retirement from the Air Force. He worked another 16 years for TRW before retiring and enjoying full-time his lifelong loves of travel, trains, golf and spending time with his family.  John is survived by his wife Sandra, his children Patricia Maxwell, Mary Nailen and Daniel Nailen, his son-in-law George Maxwell and his grandsons Cameron Maxwell, Sean Maxwell and Tony Nailen, as well as his sisters Joanne Perrault of Morristown, N.J., Mary Margaret Russell of Binghamton, N.Y., and Nan Barnes of Canisteo, N.Y.  A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 514 24th Street, Ogden, at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.  John’s family invites all friends and family to join them for a celebration of his life, followed by the rosary, on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Aaron’s Mortuary, 496 24th St., Ogden.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Joseph Parish Building Fund.   Sayre Morning Times – November 9, 2013  


O’CONNOR Patricia Ann O'Connor ROEMMELT

Age 88, a lifelong resident of Elmira, NY and Swain, NY died on November 4, 2013 at the Elderwood Health Care in Hamburg, NY. Born on October 31, 1925, Patricia was the daughter of John and Ellen O'Connor. She married Richard E. Roemmelt on September 24, 1947 and mourned his loss on November 22, 2005. Patricia is survived by children Barbara (Bob) Sittniewski of Orchard Park, NY, Charles (Dale Pager) of Loudonville, NY, Daniel of Big Flats, NY, Ellen of Hector, NY, and Edward of Big Pond, PA. Other survivors include granddaughter Janna Edelman (Will) Sapp of Ithaca and grandson Ben (Wei) Edelman of Beijing China. She was predeceased by brother John O'Connor of Elmira, NY and is survived by sister Mary Ellen Marks of Elmira, Richard (Hiroko) O'Connor of Elmira and Michael (Nancy) O'Connor of North Attleboro, MA. Also predeceased by sister in law Matilda O'Connor and son in law Brian Edelman. Additional survivors include numerous O'Connor and Marks nieces and nephews and O'Connor and Mullen cousins. Patricia attended Catholic High in Elmira, NY. She spent her years as a homemaker and volunteered for the American Red Cross and the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Her funeral service will be conducted by Fr. John Cullen on Thursday, November 7 at 11:00AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 6 North Street in Canaseraga, NY. Burial to follow at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Canaseraga. Donations may be made to the American Red Cross Elmira, NY, The Arnot Ogden Hospital Elmira NY, or Animal Care Sanctuary, E. Smithfield, PA.  Star Gazette – November 6, 2013 


PHILLIPS Ronald J. Phillips Sr.

58, of Shunk, Pa., and formerly of New Providence, Pa., died at home on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.Ronald was born in Lancaster on Dec. 3, 1954, a son of the late Janet (Phillips) Grant and John P. Ciccone. On July 17, 1976, he married the former Linda Morrison in Lancaster. They shared nearly 36 wonderful years together and raised three children. His beloved Linda died on June 29, 2012.Ron was a devoted and supportive husband, father and grandfather. His interests included muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles. In younger years, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Victory Church in Troy. Surviving are his children, Ronald Jr. (Jess) Phillips of Lancaster, Kerri L. (Chris) Martin of Franklindale and Trista L. (Ken) Higley of Overton; 11 grandchildren; two siblings, Jennifer Grant and David Grant both of Lancaster. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Victory Church, East Main Street. in Troy with pastor Josh Payne officiating. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA 18018; or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review – November 13, 2013  


POPE Alyse P. Schrickel

95, of Appleridge, Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013. She was born January 21, 1918, in Edmeston, NY, the daughter of William Gates and Lillian F. Pope. She married Herman H. Schrickel who predeceased her on January 14, 1992. Alyse and Herman met at Alfred University where he graduated from in 1939. Alyse was a graduate of Cortland State Teachers College. She retired from the Corning School District where she had been a teacher then a substitute. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Corning. While at Appleridge she attended the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads. She is survived by her daughter, Gail Searfoss of Beaver Dams and a son, Gary Schrickel of Loxley, AL. A Memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Corning on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Corning, at a later date. Donations in Alyse's name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1 E. First St, Corning, NY, 14830 or to the charity of your choice.  Star Gazette – November 3, 2013


RABINOFF Annette R. Berman

Age 92 died on November 9, 2013 at The Weinberg Campus in Getzville, NY. Annette was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Pauline Rabinoff and husband, Nathan Berman. Survived by son, Steve (Jill); granddaughter, Lindsay, all of Buffalo; five nieces and many close friends. Annette was a fur model in New York City in her teenage years. After marriage and the war, they moved to Elmira, where Annette and Nat became co-owners of "Elmira Fabric Center" located on Langdon Plaza from 1946 until the 1972 Flood, which wiped out everything. Annette and Nat then re-located to Horseheads where they started "Annette's Discount Bridals" from 1973 to 2004. After retirement she then moved to Buffalo to be closer to her family. Funeral arrangements are private and a small memorial reception will be held later at The Weinberg Campus for friends at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Annette's memory may be made to Hospice Buffalo or a charity of your choice.   Star Gazette – November 14, 2013  


RANKIN Margaret A. "Peggy" Nowakowski

71, of Clay, died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse. She was born on August 21, 1942 in Elmira, NY, daughter of Harold Rankin and Margaret Joslyn. She last worked at Pitcher Hill Community Church, Liverpool. Peggy was a member of Syracuse HOG, Salt City Riders, DeWitt Fish & Game Club and the Faith Lutheran Quilt Guild. She enjoyed needle work, socializing with friends and her family, and motorcycling. She was predeceased by her brother, Ed and sister, Connie. Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Walt; her son, Robert (Sherrie) Kuhnel; 2 daughters, Kellie Goyette, Lisa Kuhnel; 8 grandchildren, Emily, Alex, Sara, Samuel, Maxwell, Grace, Paige, Sydney; 2 brothers, Larry Rankin, Stewart (Patricia) Rankin; sister, Carol (Tom) Null. A celebration of her life will be on Monday 11 a.m. at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Horeseheads, NY. All are welcomed. Following the celebration there will be a luncheon in the parish hall. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: or to Operation Smile, 1-888-249-3797; Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453 or to Lutheran World Relief, 1-800-597-5972; Lutheran World Relief, P.O. Box 17061, Baltimore, MD 21297-1061.  Star Gazette – November 15, 2013   


REED Dorothy L. Reed

Age 88, formerly of Reddington Avenue, Troy, Pa., went to be with Jesus because "It's better than Christmas" holding Mr. Whiskers, on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at the Bradford County Manor. Dorothy was born July 15, 1925, in Williamsport, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Chamberlin) Reed. Dorothy grew up in Farmers Valley on a farm, she attended Case School on Fallbrook Road and was a graduate of Troy High School with the class of 1944. Prior to retirement, she was employed by JC Penney’s in Troy for 43 years, where she worked as a clerk and office manager. Dorothy was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church where she served as secretary/treasurer for many years; past member and Worthy Matron of the Maxwell Chapter #233 Order of Eastern Star. She also was a former member of the Professional Business Woman's Group and was "Woman of the Year." Dorothy loved to travel and had been to England, Ireland and Hawaii, and many other places. She was voted Valentine's Day Queen when she resided at Hillcrest Apartments in Troy. Dorothy's memorial service and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947.Survivors include her sister, Edith (Sam) Hurlburt of Troy; a brother, Robert (Marcella) Reed of Alberta, Canada; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and her feline companion for 13 years, Cali. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Shirley Clickner; and a niece, Baby Sister Hurlburt. In lieu of flowers memorials in Dorothy's memory may be made to the Troy Food Bank or to the Special Olympics. The family would like to send a very heart felt thank you to all of the nurses, aides and staff at the Bradford County Manor and to Dr. Renzi and Dr. Good for the wonderful care that was given to Dorothy.  Towanda Daily Review – November 16, 2013  


ROBERTS William John (Jumper)Jumper

died on Tuesday, November 6, 2013, at his home. He was born on November 7, 1946, in Elmira, NY to George L. & Marion Monahan Roberts. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Elizabeth Teller Roberts; mother, Marion F. Roberts; sister-in-law Sara (Albert) May & children of Oklahoma; niece Nanette Roberts of Elmira, NY; and nephews Richard J. Roberts of Texas along with several cousins & dear friends. He is predeceased by his father, George L. Roberts; and siblings: Patrick, George Wayne & Jane Roberts. Bill was a very positive person and is missed by his faithful dog Heidi. Jumper retired from Shepard Niles in July of 2013, after 44 years of dedicated service. He was past president of the Mechanics Club in Montour Falls, NY, coached T-ball and girls 5th & 6th OMCS basketball. Jumper, along with his buddies, was an avid hunter and fisherman. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, November 11, 2013 between the hours of 1 to 3 PM. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery.  Star Gazette – November 9, 2013


ROTE Sharon E. Gentilin

age 54, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Sharon was born Oct. 10, 1959, in Williamsport, Pa., a daughter of Augustus and Ruth (Hauck) Rote. She was the wife of Dave Gentilin. Sharon enjoyed scrap booking, canning and flower gardening. Sharon is survived by her husband, Dave; three sons, Jason Freeman, Adam and John Gentilin, all of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Matthew Everson of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; five grandchildren, Iroquois, Dakota, Montana, Sequoia and Laquota; five brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Kathy Rote of Waverly, N.Y., Mike Rote of Chemung, N.Y., Jeff and Barb Rote of Ill., Steven and Cheryl Rote of N.C., Russell Rote of Elmira, N.Y.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Coryland Church. A dish to pass dinner will be held at the family home after the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family. Towanda Daily Review – November 12, 2013 


SAUTTER Martin "Uncle Mart"

age 89, of Dundee, NY, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Penn Yan, NY. His family will mourn their loss privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cardiac Rehab @Soldiers and Sailors, 418 North Main St, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Martin was the oldest active member of the Twin Tiers Sports Car Club. He is loved and will be missed by his daughter Terrie L. Sautter and son Howard W. (Kim McCormick) Sautter of Dundee. Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Star Gazette – November 3, 2013    


SHEARER Norman R. Shearer

84 of Wellsboro, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 11, 1929, in Hummelstown, a son of Christian and Laura (Leber) Shearer. Norman celebrated 65 years of marriage to Lois J. (Clare) Shearer on June 29, 2013. He was employed at the Hershey Chocolate Factory for 44 years retiring as production supervisor. Norman was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro, the Nessmuk Gun Club, lifetime member of the N.R.A., and a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting, hiking and camping. Norman is survived by his wife, Lois of Wellsboro; two daughters, Julie Shearer of Harrisburg, Tracey Lynne (Bryan) Moses of Woonsocket, R.I.; a son, Andrew David (Kim) Shearer of Hershey; grandchildren, Amber, Ashley, Caitlin, Andrea, Kristina; four great-grandchildren, Abby, Keely, Nick and Dayton. He was predeceased by two sons, Stephen Michael Shearer in 1948, Norman Christian Shearer in 1953; 10 brothers and sisters. Services will be private with the Rev. Glen Hallead officiating. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – November 3, 2013    


SHOCK Timothy E.

43, of Corning, NY, beloved son of Bonnie(Marshall) Lease of Elmira and John Wood of Florida, was called home to our Heavenly Father the morning of October 6, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by his wife Chi(Ranck), daughters Heather Ranck and Haley Langstine, his sisters Kim Klock and Sandra(Ronald) Terry, loving nieces and nephews Amanda(Carl) Watkins, Allison Terry, Joseph(Jenna) Terry, Aaron(Samantha) Klock and Andrew Klock, cherished grand nieces and nephews, grandmother Madalyn Caslin and many special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Tim gave his love to us all, taught us faith and humor and has left us with a legacy of love and memories. At Timothy's request no services will be held, instead, for the love of his dogs please make any memorials to the SPCA in his honor or to the dedicated organization CareFirst. Star Gazette – November 5, 2013


SIMONDS Thiadocia (Teddi) Simonds

died October 12, 2013 in Dover, NH. She was born August 31, 1937 in Albany, NY. She was the daughter of Virginia Simonds but was raised by her grandparents, Llewellyn and Marie Simonds. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1955 and Mansfield State College in 1959. She taught elementary and junior high levels in California, Waverly, Maine, and New Hampshire. She was especially proud of her students' successes competing in the Odyssey of the Mind competition. Teddi played softball while in high school and golfed for many years thereafter. She is survived by her sister Judi Price of California and brothers Neil Cole of Mississippi and Keith Cole of Arkansas. Surviving also are several cousins and many friends including the Wayne and Rita Barrett family, Rich and Maddy Kankus, and her former teaching friends. Her funeral was held at the convenience of family members.  Star Gazette – November 15, 2013


SINGER Thomas Paul "Tommy" Singer

21, of Franklin Township, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at his home. He was born Dec. 19, 1991, in Carlisle, Pa., and was a graduate of Fort Defiance High School in Fort Defiance, Augusta County, Va., in June of 2010. Tommy was employed by Union Local 712 of Wyoming with the natural gas pipeline industry. He loved spending time with family and friends, cooking, barbecuing, music and comedy. Tommy was an avid hunter and fisherman. Surviving are his parents, Janet Ayres Leber and husband Kenneth Leber of Franklin Township, Donald Paul Singer of New Bloomfield, Pa.; brothers, Wade Pipher and wife Kari and Lance Pipher of Franklin Township, John Nekrasz who is serving with the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas; step brother, Keith Leber and wife Trish of Blain, Pa.; step sisters, Erica Leber Burnham and husband Nathan of Blain, Pa., Elizabeth Leber and husband Kevin of Palmyra, Pa.; maternal grandfather, Harold Ayres of Landisburg, Pa.; paternal grandmother, Shirley Singer of New Bloomfield, Pa.; special grandparents, Phyllis and Rocky Pipher of Burlington Township; several aunts, uncles, cousins; special friends, Billy Brenner and Val Kisner; and Tommy's devoted feline friend, Tigger. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850; or to the Animal Care Sanctuary, P.O. Box A, East Smithfield, PA 18817; in memory of Tommy.  Towanda Daily Review – November 5, 2013


STANTON Edward "Terry"

Of Breesport, loving husband, son, father, "Poppa" and friend, died surrounded by loving family on November 11, 2013 at age 54. Terry was survived by his parents, Janet and Earle Stanton of Elmira; wife and best friend, Debra Copp Stanton, his "Boys" Jason Roark & Fiancée Laura West, Corning; and Geoffrey (Dr. Susan) Roark, Elmira; grandboys and loves of his life, Griffyn and Brayden Roark and Ethan Pronti; sister, Dawn (Ted) Aikman, Breesport; brothers, Randy (Lorraine) Stanton, Corning and Ron (Sue) Stanton, Elmira. Sisters-in-law, Jacki Satterlee and partner, Kate Hembrooke, Elmira who lovingly helped him through his final days and Karen (John) Phillips, Crestview Fl; father-in-law, Byron Copp Sr.; brothers-in-law, Byron Copp Jr. and Robert Copp all of Panama City Fl; special cousin, Laura Williams; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Terry was predeceased by his mother-in-law Patricia Copp and loving canine companion, Casey. He was employed as a machinist at I.D.M. in Elmira and had previously worked at Hardinge Inc. for over 30 years. Terry loved spending time with his family and friends at his summer place on Cayuta Lake and was always involved in the family ice cream business. He had a big heart and was always the first to offer a helping hand to anyone. A memorial service will be held in Terry's honor on Friday, November 15, 2013 (11AM) at the New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 E. Miller St., Elmira, NY. We will celebrate Terry's life with a reception at the Hibernian's at 701 Kinyon St. Elmira following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local humane society, to honor Terry's love of all animals.  Star Gazette – November 14, 2013 


TALLARIDA Catherine Mary Ennamorato (Kay)

age 78, of Montour Falls, NY died Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls.Kay was born on May 22, 1935 in Watkins Glen, NY, the daughter of the late Bruno and VirginiaTallarida. She worked for over 25 years as a nurse for Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Kay was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Being a grandmother was the greatest joy of her life. In addition to her parents, Kay was predeceased by her brother, Anthony Tallarida; daughter-in-law, Debbie Tallarida; and her sister-in-law, Betsy Tallarida. Kay is survived by her husband, Sullivan; children Bruno (Tiffany) Tallarida, Virginia (Larry) Montopoli and Anthony (Gail) Hicks; her grandchildren, Matthew and Elizabeth Hicks; sister, Mary (Gary) Lewis; and nieces, Andrea (Michael) Tallarida-Davis and Cheryl (Duane) Apple. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 10 am at St. Benedict's Church, 169 Speedway, Odessa, NY with the Rev. Paul Bonacci, celbrant. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made in Kay's memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or a charity of one's choice. The family would like to extend their gratitude to all the friends, caregivers, nurses and doctors who cared for Kay during her extended illness, especially the staff at the Seneca View Nursing Facility and the Arnot Ogden Dialysis Unit.  Star Gazette – November 6, 2013       


TAYLOR Vietnam veteran Alfred Taylor

68, left his earthly home in Antelope, Calif., to enter in eternal rest on Oct. 9, 2013.  His wife and soulmate, Shirley Donlin Taylor, devoted stepson, Bruce Donlin, and loving daughter, Holly (John) Stewart, are left to grieve and cherish his memory. Also missing him is his “baby girl” and constant canine companion “Miss Sassy.”  Al was proud to have served with the 101st Airborne Division of the Army in Vietnam. He was a decorated paratrooper, having been awarded the Silver Star, a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star and other medals from the U.S. and South Vietnamese governments. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, the Lutheran Church, and a robust lifetime fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Others left to remember him are his brother, Bill (Robyn) Hawk; his daughter, Suzzanne Taylor Murphy; his sons, Chris, Scott and Mark Taylor; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Eddy, Delores (Art) Alpaugh and Idella Wolfe; special cousins, Stan and Judy Augustine and Bill and Eunice Hagios; and many other friends and family in the Valley and Elmira area.  Full military services were held Oct. 12, 2013 in Fair Oaks, Calif., and, also, military honors and a service were held at     VFW Post No. 4647 in North Highlands, Calif.    Sayre Morning Times – November 9, 2013  


TITUS William H. Titus

formerly of Sayre, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.  William was born Jan. 26, 1928 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Regius and Anna (Schaad) Titus.  He is survived by: his wife, June (Duff) Titus; two sons, Kenneth and wife Patricia Titus and Rex and wife Joanne Titus; seven stepchildren, Kevin and wife Susan Duff, Michele and husband Charles Caisse, Richard Duff, Sharon and husband Robert Shaw, Michael Duff, Brian and wife Dana Duff, and Frances Duff; four grandchildren, Ryan and wife Teresa Titus, Leah Titus, Melissa and husband Michael Brown, and Kenny Titus; five great-grandchildren, Hannah and Heather Titus, plus three from son Ken's grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren, Ryan Duff, Joshua Royer, Ched Caisse, Mickey Caisse, Danielle Duff, Ashley Duff, Cherysh Duff, Destiney Duff, Kristin Shaw, Meghan Shaw, Eric Shaw, Molly Duff, and Abby Duff; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Shane and Skyler Duff-Kirshbaum, Ched Davie, and Madisyn Caisse; one brother, Earl and wife Jeanne; and many nieces and nephews.  Mr. Titus was predeceased by: his first wife, Ethel (Roberts) Titus; sisters, Viola Comstock, Elizabeth and Merle Bruce, Isabel and Russell Whitehead, and Katherine and Sam Graham; brothers, Albert and wife Carrie, Jasper and wife Pauline, George and wife Laura, and Reid and Franklyn and Eulalia; and one sister-in-law, Doris Titus.  Burial will be private in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sayre Historical Society Museum Building Fund, P.O. Box 311, Sayre, PA 18840; or Nathan Adelson Hospice, Route 160, Pahrump, NV 89048.   Sayre Morning Times – November 14, 2013  


TROTT Frederick W.

62, of Gold, PA, died Thursday, November 7, 2013 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY.

Born October 8, 1951, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Frederick A. and Shirley J. Redner Trott.  He was employed by D & J Auto Body in Wellsville for 41 years. Fred was a car enthusiast and a member of the Antique Auto Club of America. Surviving are: a brother, John E. (Linda) Trott of Genesee; two nieces, Kancie (Scott) Orris of Bradford, PA and Larae (Rodney) Franklin of Genesee; great-nephew, Ethan Trott; two great-nieces, Tiffany White and Vivien Orris; close friend with whom he resided, Carol Wolcott; and several cousins including, Charles Chapell of Coudersport.  He was predeceased by his parents.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – November 9, 2013   


VanAUKEN Dorothy Ruth Whitmore

86, of Maple St. Addison, entered into rest on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitative Care in Horseheads. Dorothy was born on June 10, 1927 in Schenectady, NY, the daughter of Paul and Mary Russell VanAuken. She was a 1945 graduate of Scotia High School. Dorothy attended SUNY Cortland where she received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 1949. On July 2, 1950, Dorothy married Matthew F. Whitmore Jr. She taught school in several schools around New York State. She and Matt settled in Addison where, after 27 years of teaching there took her retirement. Even after retirement, she was a substitute teacher for 14 years. A longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Addison, Dorothy also was a volunteer at Corning Hospital for many years. Activities with family and friends, cooking, reading and doing volunteer work kept Dorothy very busy. Surviving Dorothy is her beloved husband of 63 years, Matthew F. Whitmore Jr. of Addison. Also surviving are her sons and daughters in law, Michael and Mikelene Whitmore of Chula Vista, CA and Matthew P. and Marti Whitmore of Addison; her grandchildren, Matthew Patrick (Leia) Whitmore and Meghan Whitmore; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul VanAuken and her sister, Judith Martin. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, November 14, from 6-9 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Addison, Park St. Addison. Her funeral service will be conducted there at 11 AM on Friday with Rev. Peter Marr officiating. Burial will be made in Addison Rural Cemetery. Memorials in Dorothy's name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home in Woodhull. Star Gazette – November 12, 2013


WASHBURN Harold T. Washburn

98, of Wellsburg, died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia. Mr. Washburn was born October 7, 1915, in Ischua, NY, a son of the late Clair and Althea Moore Washburn. He was an electrician by trade and worked for Cady Electric in Elmira, NY. In his spare time, Harold enjoyed being an amateur ham radio operator. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Elmira. Harold was the husband of the late Elizabeth Learn Washburn, whom he married in 1937, father of the late Rita Jacobs and brother of the late Herbert Washburn and June (late Harry) Creamer. Harold is survived by his daughter, Nancy (Edward) Happ of Corfu; two sons, Harold Washburn, Jr. of Wellsburg and Clair Washburn of Savona; four grandchildren, Susan (Robert) Anthony, Lisa Fridmann, Bruce Jacobs and Julie Fuller; eight great grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren; a sister (Betty (William) Litzenberger of Sunset Beach, NC, a son-in-law, Lloyd (Ingrid) Jacobs of Cicero, Indiana and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cornerstone Church 2583 Main Road, East Pembroke with services to follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Hinsdale Cemetery, Hinsdale, NY. Memorials may be made to Savona Ira House 6119 State Route Road 415 Savona, NY 14879 or to the Seventh Day Adventist Church 809 Maple Ave. Elmira, NY 14094. Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu.  Star Gazette – November 8, 2013  


WILSON Dennis "Duke" Wilson

60, formerly of Lockwood, N.Y. (who also resided in North Carolina and Virginia), died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.   He was born in Waverly, N.Y., on April 19, 1953, the son of Robert and Ruth Wilson. He graduated Waverly High School in 1972.  Duke is survived by his wife of 22 years, Sharon; five children and their spouses, Andrea and John Harrison, Kyle and Tyle Wilson, Lindsey Thetga, Annette and Brian Thomas, and Todd and Yvonne Folk; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan and Barb Wilson, Ken and Cindy Wilson, Alan Wilson, and Jeff and Kristi Wilson; additionally, seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  Duke was known early in life as an athlete as he honed his wrestling skills or jumped to record heights in the pole vault. He later became known as a musician, where every note was critical to making the perfect sound.  No matter what he was doing his charisma would always shine through to brighten your day and to put a smile on your face. He was a husband, father, brother, but, most of all, he was a friend to everyone that he knew. He will be truly missed! Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, N.Y.  Burial will follow in the Tioga Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 17 from 1- 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  Sayre Morning Times – November 15, 2013   


WOLF Geraldine B. Long

Wellsville, NY: Geraldine B. Long, 93, of 3895 Fordsbrook Road, died on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the Highland Park Care Center following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on February 4, 1920 in Elmira, the daughter of Harry and Lucinda (Bellows) Wolf. On June 3, 1944, in Elmira, she married Robert W. Long, who predeceased her on June 4, 2011. Geraldine was a resident of Elmira and Horseheads area for many years before moving to Wellsville in 1991. She was a former employee of the A & P Store in Elmira Heights, Bendix Corporation in Elmira, and for many years was a beautician out of her home in Horseheads. She was a loving mother and grandmother, an accomplished seamstress and an avid swimmer. The family would like to thank the staff at Highland Park for their loving care of our mother over the past 11 years. She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Becz of Florida, NY; one son, Richard (Mary Anne) Long of Wellsville; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren as well as several nieces & nephews. A private service is being planned for a later date. The family suggest memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Star Gazette – November 7, 2013 


WOOD Barbara (Wood) McCauley

68, of Blossburg, died on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Williamsport. Born on Sept. 29, 1945, she was the daughter of Stephen Romaine Wood and Theresa Wood. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Janford McCauley on June 26, 2006.Barbara was employed with the Blossburg Library and as a childcare provider. She was a member of the Blossburg Fire Department and enjoyed crafts, her cats and cat collections. Barbara is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Randy M. and Melissa McCauley of Muncy; a daughter, Laurie Ann Confer of Blossburg and four grandchildren; Amanda Confer, Steven McCauley, Michael McCauley and Matthew McCauley.In keeping with Barbara's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.   Wellsboro Gazette – November 14, 2013


WOOD Lois I. Worthington,

89, of Stevensville, died Thursday night at the Bradford County Manor in Troy. She was the wife of Thomas S. Worthington, who died Aug. 28, 2006. Born Nov. 11, 1923, in Jordan Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte Robins Wood. She is survived by a grandson, Christopher Campbell and wife Abbey of Stevensville, Pa.; three great grandchildren, Tess, Riley and Brian Campbell; a son-in-law, Terry Campbell of Mehoopany, Pa. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Jane Campbell. As per Lois's request she was cremated and no services were held. Arrangements were entrusted to Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – November 12, 2013  


ZAGOZEWSKI Virginia “Ginger” (Zagozewski) Creedon LaFollette

Virginia E. "Ginger" (Zagozewski) Creedon LaFollette, age 67, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family, after battling cancer courageously for six years. Ginger, a daughter of the late Carl and Catherine (Blakeman) Zagozewski, was born in Sayre, Pa., on March 26, 1946.  Ginger was a 1964 graduate of Athens High School. She was a former employee of Sears Catalogue, Great American Supermarket, P&C Supermarket and Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Ginger enjoyed cooking and baking, working on various sewing projects, and was an avid reader of the local newspapers, various novels and any title about animals, especially dogs. She was generous and compassionate about life. She enjoyed visiting with friends at Elizabeth Square in Waverly, where she resided. Ginger was passionate about animals and held in her heart a special love and relationship with her dog "Max."  Ginger loved her family more than anything and spending time with them is what she loved most in life. Many family memories were created dining out at local restaurants and taking in a great movie at the Sayre Theater. Ginger was such a fun person and full of energy. She took pleasure in the simple things in life, a sunny day, a bird's song, a flower in bloom. She will be missed dearly and always remembered.  She is survived by her children, William P. Creedon Jr. of Waverly, Alison Ferro and her husband Greg Ferro of Sayre, Andrea Bean and her husband Denny Bean of Waverly, Lisa Creedon of Athens, and Jeff Creedon and his wife Annette Creedon of Sayre; grandchildren, Rachel Bean, Alicia Tappan, Brittany Roberts, and step-grandchildren, Maegan Mullen and Jordan Mullen and one great-grandchild, Jagger Roberts; her sister, Marsha and her husband Duane of Charlotte, N.C.; her uncle, Philip Zagozewski of Pennsylvania; brother-in-law, Jerome (Jerry) and his wife Louise Creedon of Maryland and her sister-in-law Andrea McMaster of Georgia; her sister-in-law, Shirley Creedon of Nevada; brother-in-law, John Tierney of Arizona; special aunt, Anne Dunning of Waverly; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. All that knew her loved her.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased in death by her husband, James LaFollette; the father of her five children, William P. Creedon Sr.; her sister, Jennifer Peters; her special grandparents, Jennie (Shadduck) Brennan and Edwin "Boo" Brennan; her brothers-in-law, John "Jack" Creedon, James Creedon and sister-in-law Nancy (Creedon) Tierney.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. The celebration of Ginger's life will follow the visitation with Father Bryan Wright honoring her memory at 2:30 p.m. A special tribute to Ginger's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Waverly Free Library, 18 Elizabeth St., Waverly, NY 14892, or to an animal charity would be an appropriate and appreciated way to celebrate her love of books and animals.  Ginger will be laid to rest privately at St. James Cemetery at the convenience of her family.   Sayre Morning Times – November 8, 2013  




? Vida P. Kone

Vida P. Kone, 94, of Waverly, N.Y., died on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at Elderwood Nursing Facility, Waverly.

Vida loved playing games, knitting and cooking, but above all, her family was most important to her.  Vida is preceded in death by Alexander Kone.  Vida is survived by: her son, David E. Whitmire of Sayre; daughter, Sandra (Whitmire) Tice of Paris, Texas; grandchildren, David, Tammy, Kenneth, and Michelle; and seven great-grandchildren.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one's favorite charity.  Burial will be in the Barton Cemetery, Barton, N.Y.  Sayre Morning Times – November 7, 2013    


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