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 Eighty
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.


 

AYERS Mary Ella (Ayers) Barrett

of Waverly, N.Y., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira, NY.  She was born Feb. 25, 1928, at Peoples Hospital, Sayre, to Leonard and Elizabeth (McCarthy) Ayers. She married Orin R. (Beans) Barrett on June 11, 1949, and they celebrated 60 years of marriage in June 2009. They made their home and raised their family in Waverly. He predeceased her in August 2009.  She was also predeceased by her parents, and sisters, Patricia and Kathleen.  Mary Ella is survived by her children, James (Charlene), Nancy (Mike), Earl (Sandy), Denise (Emery), Mark, and Matthew (Donna); grandchildren, Megan, Faren (Broc), Emily, Kelsey, Sharon, Michael and Ella; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Lucas, Madeline, Carleigh and Rosalie; and brother-in-law, James Glann. She is also survived by close friends, Jean and Steve Kennedy, Bob and Val Hugg, and many other special and much-loved cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and close friends.  She was a graduate of Epiphany Catholic School and Sayre High School. She attended St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, receiving her RN in 1949. Mary loved nursing and, of all her duties, loved the maternity floor the most. She worked at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following her graduation, then for many years at Tioga General Hospital and at Sayre House following her retirement from TGH.  She was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Parish in Waverly where she was a member of the Altar-Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters. She had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the parishioners of St. James Parish, for always letting Mary Ella know they were thinking of and praying for her, and to the staff at Woodbrook Assisted Living Center and CCNF for their truly compassionate care.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Waverly Free Library or the Waverly or Van Etten food pantries.  Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, Nov. 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Nov. 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Roman Catholic Church, 503 Clark St., Waverly.   Sayre Morning Times – November 21, 2013

 

AYERS William Ayers

77, formerly of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Bradford County Manor following a brief illness. Born on April 15, 1936, the son of the late Robert and Minnie May Lisk Ayers. Bill drove truck for a living and built computers in his early years. He enjoyed playing guitar, cards and marbles. Bill was a happy man that always had a smile on his face. He is predeceased by his wife Clara Ayers; brothers, Claude, Robert, and Richard Ayers; and companion Joann Sealey. William is survived by his son Frank Ayers of Horseheads, NY; sister and brother-in-law Minnie Mae Fisher and David Deats; special nieces and nephews Julie Rose and Cindy Ayers, Donald and Curtis Ayers, and Scott and Brad Greene; good friends Dale and Gail Stedge; and long-time companion Betty Lantz. At William's request there will be no calling hours or services. The family wishes to thank the staff of Bradford County Manor for taking Bill under their wings when he became ill. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Star Gazette – December 1, 2013 

 

BAILEY Violet M. LAUGHLIN

96, of Baker Hill Rd., Watkins Glen, died on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Violet was born on November 21, 1917 in North Dakota, the daughter of Err and Rose Bailey. She moved back to her parents' native area at a young age, and attended school in Watkins Glen. Violet was an active member of the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church for many years, where she helped prepare and serve numerous dinners. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Friday, December 6th, from 1:00pm-2:00pm; with a funeral service immediately following at 2:00pm and burial at Beaver Dams Cemetery. Violet was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin J. Laughlin, sons, Benjamin and Wesley Laughlin, and seven brothers and sisters, Harold, Francis, Leah, Arley, Wesley, Doris and Mark. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Frances "Sue" Laughlin and James Chu, of Boothwyn, PA; daughter-in-law, Sharon Laughlin of Watkins Glen; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Harry) Phillips of Corning, and Clara Laughlin of Corning; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Those wishing may consider a donation in her memory to "Seneca View SNF", 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865; or her church, "Beaver Dams United Methodist Church", 180 St. Rt. 414, Beaver Dams, NY 14812. Star Gazette – December 5, 2013  

 

BAKER Lila (Baker) Healey

63, of Lawrenceville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in The Green Home, Wellsboro. Born on Sept. 5, 1950, in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of Richard and Norma (Heater) Baker. Prior to her retirement, Lila was employed with Corning Glass Works in Fallbrook, N.Y. and was previously employed as a beautician. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. Lila was first diagnosed with MS in 1972 and struggled with it for 40 years. When she first entered The Green Home, she became an active participant in the residents' lives, often reading to them or assisting them in any way possible. Lila is survived by her husband, Patrick H. Healey; her parents, Richard and Norma Baker of Lawrenceville; a step-daughter, Justine Healey of Nelson; a brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Brenda Baker of Lecanto, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Donald Cramer of Lindley, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Kenneth (Kathy) Healey of Brookline, N.H.; a sister-in-law, Lucinda Healey of Parma Heights, Ohio; a mother and father-in-law, Betty and George Healey of Wellsboro; two grandsons, Nathan Healey, Sean Sconyer; several nieces and nephews. Lila was predeceased by a brother, Eugene Baker in 1994.Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, Nov. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield and Saturday, Nov. 30, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the East Lawrence Baptist Church, East Lawrence Road, Lawrence Township. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours on Saturday at 3 p.m., at the church with the Revs. Victor Perry and Eugene Charsky officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Lila's memory to The Green Home, 37 Central Ave., Wellsoboro, Pa., 16901 and The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters Donations, 6520 North Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla, 33309-2130.  Wellsboro Gazette – November 27, 2013

 

BIGG William Edward, Sr.

Age 78 of 80 Country Estates Dr., Horseheads, NY and San Juan, Puerto Rico died after an extended illness on Monday, October 7, 2013 at home in Puerto Rico with Beverly, his wife of 54 years and daughters Kimberley and Cindy  at his side. Bill and Beverly renewed their wedding vows on September 5, 2013. His strong will to live; unwavering faith of God and the love and prayers of many family members and friends carried him through a life well lived. His gift of joy shown through his smile, laughter and the brightness of those big and bright blue eyes of his, will never be forgotten. “Bill” was born in Elmira, NY on November 30, 1934 to the late Edward H. and Rebecca F. Bigg. Bill is survived by his loving wife Beverly K. Bigg; brother Gerald (Joan) Bigg of Johnson City, NY; children William (Dawn) Bigg, Jr. of Colorado, Pamela Logan of Virginia, Cynthia (Michael) Apgar of North Carolina, Scott (Debbie) Bigg of Elmira, Kimberley Shanks of Utah and Janice Burns of Horseheads; close family friend Bernie Packard of Campbell, NY. Bill was predeceased by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law Leo T. and Leona H. Kline; brothers-in-law Leo Thomas Kline, Jr., George Kline, Louis Brink and Richard Kelley; sisters-in-law Stella Lola Kline and EmmaLou Brink. Mr Bigg is also survived by Beverly’s siblings/spouses, Barbara (Paul) Howard, Bernard (Carol) Kline, Carol (Ronald) Mills, Patricia (Edward ) Sassano, Thomas (Stephanie) Kline along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren who loved their “Poppy”; many nieces and nephews who loved their “Uncle Bill” and many lifelong and dear friends; especially Donald and Jan Wheeler and Robert and Annette Ricks. Bill worked for Thatcher Glass for 31 years, until its closure. Bill and Beverly were owners/operators of Biggsy’s Corner and Biggsy’s Restaurant in Hanover Square for many years. Bill was a very hard working, devoted and much loved man. He lived life with honesty, truth and integrity. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A private service will be held in Puerto Rico. William’s wishes are that any donations go to Joel Olsteen Ministries and the ASPCA as they were a tremendous inspiration and impact in his life.     580

 

BIGG William Edward, Sr.

KLINE Beverly K Bigg

of Country Estates Dr., Horseheads and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Bill and Bev died; Bill on Monday, October 7, 2013 after an extended illness and Bev on Sunday, October 27, 2013 unexpectedly, both at home in Puerto Rico. Family and friends are invited to their memorial service on Saturday, November 30th at 4 pm at His Tabernacle Church, 16 Level Acres Dr., Horseheads.  Star Gazette – November 26, 2013 

 

BOND Susan E. CASLIN

HECTOR: 62, of Hector, NY, died peacefully in care of her children, on Friday, November 15, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives from 4pm-6pm on Tuesday, November 19th, at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. A memorial service will be held at 6pm at the funeral home. Susan is survived by her father, George Bond, Sr. of Hector; sons, Christopher Caslin of Burdett, Keith (Melanie) Caslin of Watkins Glen; daughter, Kathy (John) VanNorman of Hector; sisters, Debbie (Skip) Opdyke of Hector, Viola (Paul) Woodworth of Hector, Linda (Charlie) Knapp of Spring Hill, Leslie (Scott) Crane of Montour Falls; brothers, Charlie Bond of Hector, Tim (Cathy) Bond) of Burdett, George Jr. (Rita) Bond of Hector, Craig (David) Bond of Denver; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Bill) Larsen of Interlaken, Pamela (Raymond) Veins of Big Flats, Debra Gross of Corning; brothers-in-laws, Jonathan (Nancy) Caslin of Corning; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Larry, mother Barbara (Fredericks) Miller, sister Patricia Bond, brothers, Bruce and Larry Bond. Susan worked for Watkins Glen Central School for 28 years. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – November 17, 2013

 

BOWERS Keith Lee

Age 44 of Elmira, NY died unexpectedly on Thursday November 14, 2013. Keith is the son of James & Pauline Bowers; also survived by brothers, Carl, Earl and Duane Bowers; and three nieces and one great niece. Star Gazette – November 17, 2013   

 

BUSH Beatrice Bush Bixler, "Bea"

died on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. She was born in Sayre on Nov.7,1916, the only child of William and Emma Hakes Bush.   She attended Waverly High School and went on to attend both Houghton and Nyack colleges finishing in 1942. On June 29, 1943 she married Clair S. Bixler, who died on Dec. 1,1983.   She leaves behind her four children – Betsy, Bill (and his wife, Robbin), their two daughters Melissa (and her husband, Jacob), Heather (and her husband, Dave), Bob (and his wife, Lisa), Barb (and her husband, John) and three great-grandchildren, Tennyson, Wycliff and Emmeline.  She also leaves behind the legacy of her original music which has touched countless lives and will continue to live on in all of us.   Special thanks to the second floor staff at ElderWood who took such good care of her and comforted her as she was nearing the end of her journey.   Her family will announce a memorial service sometime in the future.   Sayre Morning Times – November 18, 2013  

 

CANFIELD Roger Dale Canfield Sr.

age 68, of Mehoopany, Pa., died Thursday morning, Nov. 21, 2013 at his home in Windham Township, Wyoming County. Roger was born in Towanda, Pa., on Jan. 30, 1945, the son of the late Olin (November 27, 2006) and Elizabeth "Betty" Canfield Jr., (March 30, 2009).He graduated from Wyalusing High School with the class of 1962. Roger was a self-employed building contractor with his sons Roger Jr. and Chris. Canfield Construction has remodeled and built homes through Wyoming, Bradford, Susquehanna, and Sullivan counties. Roger enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved to go camping with his family around Lancaster, Pa., and eating at his preferred restaurant the Shady Maple Restaurant. He also loved to camp in Fairhaven, N.Y. which was his favorite fishing spot. Roger is survived by his wife Marion Johnson Canfield; his sons Roger Canfield Jr. and his wife Sylvia of Mehoopany, Pa. and Chris Canfield of Mehoopany, Pa.; his step-children George Norconk of Towanda, Pa., Joyce Dickinson of Mehoopany, Pa., and Mary Zickler and her husband Steve of Wyalusing, Pa.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his brother-in-law Bud Secules of Towanda, Pa.; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Sandra Lou Murphy Canfield on May 22, 1985; his grandson Roger Dale "Squeak" Canfield IV on July 25, 2011; his granddaughter Natasha "Tasha" Marie Canfield on Aug. 13, 2012, and his sister Shirley Secules. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany, Pa. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Roger's name to the Jenningsville United Methodist Church, 1857 SR 4002, Mehoopany, Pa., or the Natasha Marie Canfield Memorial Fund or Roger Dale Canfield, IV Memorial Fund, Peoples Neighborhood Bank, P.O. Box 149, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.   Towanda Daily Review – November 23, 2013  

 

CARMAN Marion L. Carman Horton Walker Salter

91, of Waverly, N.Y. died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Marion was born March 8, 1922 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Charles Martin Carman and Thelma Shupp Carman. She was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1939. Marion's life revolved around her family and home where she provided care for 62 foster children over the years. Marion enjoyed traveling and camping across the United States and spending the winter months in Florida.  She is survived by her children: Duane Horton and wife Beatrice "Petie" of Apalachin, N.Y., Gary Horton of Ocala, Fla., Chuck Horton and wife Molly of Candor, N.Y., Shelda Hopkins and husband Bob of Barton, N.Y., Alan Walker and wife Deborah Ann of Barton, N.Y., Lynn Walker and wife Lorraine of Tioga Center, N.Y., Lyle Walker and wife Katy of Zephyrhills, Fla., Debbie Hanford and husband Mark of Nichols, N.Y.; 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, John and Elizabeth Carman of Vero Beach, Fla.; sisters-in-law: Louise Hammett of Augusta, Ga., Daphene Brock of Baconton, Ga.; a cousin, Eleanor Kring of Ulster, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard Walker in 1981 and James T. Salter in 2011, and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Fran Carman.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at noon at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa., with Pastor Alan Bill officiating. Interment will follow in the Reniff Cemetery, Lockwood, N.Y. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 in Marion's memory.  Sayre Morning Times – November 23, 2013

 

CLOSE Marion C. Washburn

died November 23, 2013, in Lenoir, NC. She was born in Elmira, NY on September 16, 1924, daughter of Julion and Clara (Bolton) Close. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald O. Washburn; her parents and a brother, J. Raymond Close. She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Bobby) Brumfield, of Lenoir, NC; granddaughter, Kimberly Sines and great granddaughter, Sara Sines, both of LaPlata, MD; brother, James E. (Beverly) Close of Interlaken, NY, as well as several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, November 30, 2013, at St James Episcopal Church in Lenoir with burial in Dundee, NY, in the spring.   Star Gazette – November 26, 2013      

 

COLEMAN Joanne Marie COLEMAN

Age 66 of Elmira, NY. She was born December 31, 1946 in Elmira, daughter of the late Harold Coleman and Charlotte (Watkins) Coleman Robinson and died Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her son Thomas Coleman of Albany, NY; sisters Donna Coleman and Cathy (Ron) Peterson both of Elmira; aunts Gladys (James) Bannon of Horseheads and Rose Coleman of FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend Laura Ingle of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Friday, November 22nd at 5 pm at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Her family thanks all of her caregivers. A special thank you to Heidi Dierckx and Katie Brand for all their support.  Star Gazette – November 20, 2013  

 

COSTELLO Mabel Woodhouse

82, of Wellsboro, died at her residence on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis B. Woodhouse on Aug. 22, 2000. Mabel was born in Pittston, the daughter of the late James and Mabel Chicallete Costello. Mabel was of the Catholic faith. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, they brought her much joy. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, TV and reading tabloids. Surviving are her sons, Michael Usselman of Madison, Tenn., David Usselman of Somersworth, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Rennie and Heather Woodhouse of Wellsboro; daughter, Luann Usselman of Greenville, N.H; daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Jim Losinger of Wellsboro; step-son, Francis Woodhouse, Jr. of Indiantown Gap; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Donald and Faye Woodhouse of Indiantown Gap; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Kathy and Ron Matthews of White House, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorials may be made in Mabel's name to the American Lung Association , c/o Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18509.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 8, 2013

 

COVERT Robert J.

Age 59, of Watkins Glen, died after an extended illness on Friday, November 22, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives on Saturday, December 7th, from 1pm-3pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, followed by a memorial service at 3:00pm. Robert was born on January 23, 1954 in Montour Falls, the son of Richard and Angelina Covert. He attended Amador High School in Pleasanton, CA, and later honorably served in the US Army. After the Army, he received his Associates degree at Corning Community and went on to serve a 25 year career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Schuyler County Sheriff’s office until he retired in 2003. Robert was predeceased by his father, Richard I. Covert; son, Richard Ellison, and brothers and sisters, Richard D. Covert, Sandra and husband James Kelley, Sharon Covert, and Timothy P. Covert. He is survived by his daughters, Zena and Elizabeth Covert (Stephen Harding), all of Watkins Glen; mother, Angelina Covert of Burdett; brothers and sisters, Cheryl (Ronald) Pike of Burdett, Michael Covert of Victor, Timothy Covert of Burdett, and Sue (Michael) Rentschler of Burdett; three grandchildren, Ellen Johnson, Devin Snow and Ilyse Harding; and five nieces and nephews, Cheryl Kelley, James (Jen) Kelley, Richard (Stacy) Pike, Brian Rentschler, and Timothy Rentschler. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Seneca Santa, 5712 Route 414, Hector, NY 14841    Funeral home obituary – November 25, 2013  

 

COVERT Robert J. Covert

COVERT Sandra Kelley

former Schuyler County Deputy, passed November 22, 2013 at the age of 59. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 1-3 p.m. at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will follow. Burial at Hector Union Cemetery on Sunday, December 8, 2013, will be a joint service with his sister Sandra Covert Kelley who passed March 28, 2013. Star Gazette – December 6, 2013 

 

CUMMINGS Virgie L. Smith

69, of Tioga, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Virgie was born May 21, 1944, in Lewisburg, a daughter of Edward and Ruth (Tilburg) Cummings. She was the wife of Richard D. Smith. Virgie was employed at TruckLite for 22 years, retiring in 2007. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Tioga and enjoyed knitting, reading, and her computer. Virgie is survived by her husband, Richard; a son, Jaime (Lyn Lamoreaux) Cummings of Drums; two step-sons, Edward (Lillian) Smith of Wellsboro, Carl Smith of Lock Haven; two step-daughters, Judy (Donnie) Hurlburt of Lawrenceville, Linda Wood of Elkhart, Ind.; grandchildren, Katelyn, Makayla and Magen Miller, Ailicia and Nathan Smith, Hayley Smith, Markia Gordon, Chris Hurlburt, Heather, Matthew, Faith and Michelle Hurlburt, Sam and Angela Paserallo; several great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, George and Pat Cummings of Tioga, Gerald Cummings of Arizona. She was predeceased by a step-son, Howard Smith. Family and friends were invited to call on Monday, Nov. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services followed at 7 p.m., at the funeral chapel with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Virgie's memory to Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.  Wellsboro Gazette – November 25, 2013  

 

DAVIDS Teresa "Terry"Teresa Gulati

of Elmira, NY died at home on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the age of 81 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights NY 14903. Terry was born Teresa Antoinette Davids on August 9, 1932 near Bangalore in South India. She was the ninth of twelve children and attended convent school before moving to Bombay in 1949 to attend the Sir J. J. School of Nursing. She was blessed with self-confidence and a daring spirit to take on life's challenges. Terry completed her nursing diploma and midwife certification in 1952. She worked as a staff nurse for the Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals in Bombay before coming to St. Luke's Hospital in New York City in 1959 to pursue advanced training in perioperative nursing. Her continued interest in the operating room took her to Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago the following year. While in Chicago, she met Suresh Gulati, who would become her life-long partner. They fell in love and married in 1961 in the heart of downtown Chicago. In 1962, they moved to Boulder, CO. There, Terry helped put her husband through graduate school by working in the operating room of the local hospital. Terry and her family moved to Corning, NY in 1967 when her husband was offered a research position with Corning Glass. That same year, she began to work in the operating room of Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira. As a mother of three, and while working full-time at Arnot Ogden, Terry enrolled in the nursing program at Alfred University. She received her BSN degree from Alfred in 1980 and then joined the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing as a faculty member in Perioperative Nursing. Terry went on to do graduate studies at SUNY Binghamton and Elmira College, completing her MS in Adult Education from Elmira College in 1984. She retired from the School of Nursing in 1997 after seventeen years of teaching. Terry was a wonderful wife and mother to her husband and children. She loved gourmet cooking and was a world traveler who enjoyed sharing her travel adventures with everyone. Terry was always very active in the community. She helped start the Family Health Center of Elmira in 1983, volunteering her services to provide free health care for the poor, homeless, unemployed, uninsured, and the elderly. She served on the Board of Directors for the Elmira Senior Center, and for many years was an active member of the Elmira Rotary Club. In this country, Terry is survived by her husband, Suresh Gulati, of Elmira; sons Raj Gulati (Wendy) of Elmira, Prem Gulati (Kathy) of Dallas TX, Phillip Davids (Reagan) of Wilmington NC; daughter Sonya Gulati-Brown of Poway CA; grandchildren Tara and Sirroc Gulati-Brown of Poway CA, Samir, Kiran, and Elise Gulati of Elmira; nieces Carol and Angela Pauchard of Horseheads, Jean Davids of West Palm Beach FL, Anna Hoover (Keith) of Corning; and nephew Ian Pauchard of Liverpool NY. She was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Pauchard of Horseheads. Helping others was Terry's lifelong mission. In recognition of her generous, tireless, and daring spirit, the Teresa Gulati Nursing Scholarship was established as a tribute to her dedication to, and love of, both nursing and education. The scholarship is awarded annually to selected nursing students of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Nursing. Those wishing to contribute toward the scholarship endowment may send their donations to the attention of Susan Rigo at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 555 Market Street, Suite 102; Elmira NY 14901. (Please indicate that your donation is intended for the Teresa Gulati Nursing Scholarship.)  Star Gazette – November 20, 2013  

 

DAVIS Genevieve Marie Maslin

87, went to her heavenly home on Nov. 30, 2013. She had been at Forest View Adult Care Home in Forest Grove, Ore., near her son Robin Maslin.  The only daughter of Hugh and Harriett Wandell Davis, she was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Sayre. She graduated from Nichols High School in New York and later married Paul Stuart Maslin on May 4, 1945. Paul completed Bible school in Johnson City, N.Y., and the family later moved to Eastport, Maine, as home missionaries. They later lived in the Chicago area until she and Paul retired to Florida in 1985. She has lived in Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, West Virginia, Illinois, Florida, Missouri, Washington, and Oregon.  While in good health, Genevieve was faithful in attending church in her cities of residence. She was especially interested in missions and corresponded with many missionaries. She was an avid reader and collected books on religious topics, politics, health, nature, sewing, cooking, and biographies. She loved keeping up with her friends and family by letters and phone conversations.  She was a homemaker, pastor's wife, and worked for Sara Lee Bakery in the Chicago area.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, who died in Ocala, Fla., in 1990. Survivors include her three children, Philip W. Maslin (wife Joyce), Robert E. Maslin, and Yvonne P. Mann; seven grandchildren, Shane Mann, Jacob Maslin, Levi Mann, Joel Maslin, Caitlin Maslin Boe, Janell Maslin Wright, and Jesse Maslin; one great-granddaughter, Peyton Boe; and many cousins and in-laws.  A private burial will be at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens in Ocala, Fla., on Dec. 10, 2013.  The family would be blessed if memorial donations are made to missions or churches of choice. Family contact person is Joyce Maslin at 7943 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131.  Sayre Morning Times – December 6, 2013

 

DUBERT Stephen J. Dubert

30, of Newfield, NY, died on November 26, 2013. Stephen was a 2001 graduate of Newfield High School and a 2008 graduate of Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. He was employed by the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his younger brother, Michael, in 1991. Stephen is survived by his parents, Jeffrey and Pamela Dubert, Newfield; maternal grandmother, Christine Armstrong, Ithaca, NY; paternal grandparents, Ernest and Marie Dubert, Massillon, OH; his girlfriend Lindsay Latshaw, Elmira, NY, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends. Calling hours (5:00-7:00 p.m.) and a celebration of Stephen's life (7:00 p.m.) will both be held on December 6, 2013 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1019 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY. A private burial is planned for the spring. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Stephen's memory made to the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1019 N. Cayuga St. Ithaca, NY. 14850.   Star Gazette – December 4, 2013  

 

EASTLAKE Beulah Eastlake Noldy

of Athens died Sunday, November 17, 2013 in the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit.  She was born in Jermyn, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Reuben and Mamie Seymour Eastlake on December 22, 1919.  She was the widow of Daniel Noldy, whom she married October 29, 1938 and who predeceased her on December 19, 1988.  She is survived by four children: Danice (Dale) Tanner of Horseheads, Gail (Jack) Riley of Sayre, Carol Lewis of Horseheads, and Rodney (Linda) Noldy of Sayre.  Nine of her grandchildren survive her as well.  Dale Tanner II of Oklahoma City, Kevin Riley, Sheila Riley DelPierre both of Sayre, Sue Riley DelPierre of Harrisburg, Karen Lewis Deines, Robert Lewis, and Beth Lewis Meehan, all of Horseheads, Mark Noldy of Sayre, and Matthew Noldy of Mansfield.  She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Melissa Tanner Brown of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Twenty-one great-grandchildren also survive her: Zachary, Clark, Jordan, and Owen Tanner of Oklahoma City, Kathryn, Daniel and Patrick Riley of Sayre, Erin and Meghan Delpierre of Harrisburg, John and Juliet Deines, Kyle Lewis, Jacob, Melissa, Joshua Meehan all of Horseheads, Abigail, Alexandra, Andrea and Audrey Noldy of Sayre, Lindsay Noldy and August Storey both of Mansfield.  A great-granddaughter Lindsey Tanner Brown of Albuquerque also predeceased her.

For 25 years Beulah was an employee of Sayre Lingerie, after which she worked as a technical specialist for E.I. Dupont in Towanda for 12 years, retiring in 1985.  Throughout her life Beulah was very accomplished with all varieties of needlework and created many beautiful pieces, most of which she enjoyed giving away to family and friends.  Beulah also enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, bingo and was an avid sport’s fan.  Prior to her husband’s death they enjoyed numerous trips in this country and abroad.  Beulah insisted on cooking delicious holiday meals for her large extended family until her mid-80’s. After retirement she served in the community delivering Meals on Wheels before her husband’s death and only recently as her eyesight began to fail did she give up her work at the election polls.  She and her husband for many years delivered the bread used in communion services at St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre where she was a member.  The family wishes to thank the staffs of Ashton Medical Care and Towanda Skilled Nursing for their care during the last ten months as well as our sister, Gail Riley, for many, many years of devoted care of our dear Mother.  Friends and family may call Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.  Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10 am at the St. John Lutheran Church, 207 South Hopkins Street, Sayre, PA 18840.  Sayre Morning Times – November 18, 2013  

 

EAVES Shirley J. Taft

age 73 of 6578 Rt. 249, Westfield, Pa. died November 29, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 21, 1936 in Mills, Pa. the daughter of William L. and Eva Mae Jones Eaves. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bingo at the Cowanesque United Methodist Church. She is survived by: Her husband – Paul A. Taft; Brother – Nathan W. Eaves, Shamokin Dam, Pa. Sisters – Carol McLaughlin, Westfield, Pa. Lois (Paul) Parslow, Knoxville, Pa. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins She was preceded in death by sons Robin and James Paul and a sister Doris Morley. It was her wishes that services be private at the convenience of the family.  Kenyon Funeral Home obituary – December 1, 2013  

 

GARDNER Ruth Gardner Yudzeky

age 82, of Lopez, Pa., died on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Ruth was born May 27, 1931, in Lopez, a daughter of the late William A. and Anna Pix Gardner. She attended school in Lopez and worked at the former Weldon Manufacturing Company of Lopez and the former Sullcraft Manufacturing Company of Dushore, Pa. She married William A. "Vince" Yudzeky of Lopez. Surviving, in addition to her husband, is a sister, Mrs. Lillian Verlardi of Riverside, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside service will be held at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Robert G. Kaltenbaugh, pastor of Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – December 1, 2013

 

GEROW Larry L. Gerow

54, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. He was the husband of Linda Huntington, whom he married on June 5, 2004. Larry was born May 26, 1959, in Wellsboro, the son of Perley Gerow and Joan Spencer Hart. He was a lifelong resident of Wellsboro, having graduated from Wellsboro High School with the class of 1977. Larry touched the lives of so many people with his kindness, encouragement and positive words. He was employed as a realtor for United Country Realty Pioneers. Larry attended God's Family Fellowship of Wellsboro, where he served as a Deacon. He was a member of the Wellsboro Moose, member of #350 Bloss Lodge F&AM and a past member of ABATE. Larry was an avid motorcyclist, he loved riding his Harley. In addition, he was an avid Penguins fan. He was a United States Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Linda of Wellsboro; two daughters, Danielle Stohlberg (Dustin) of Wellsboro, Tiffany Gerow of Blossburg; his mother, Joan Spencer Hart of Wellsboro; brother, Michael Gerow (Carol) of Covington; four grandchildren, Kaleb, Derrick and Andrew Stohlberg, of Wellsboro, Ryan Derby, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two nephews, Steve Butler, Terry Gerow, both of Pittsburgh. Larry was preceded in death by a son, Nicholas Stacey Gerow and his father, Perley Gerow. Friends and family are invited to Larry's Life Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7, 5 p.m., at God's Family Fellowship, 249 Old Tioga St., Wellsboro with Pastor Joe Wagner officiating. Services will be followed by a celebratory dinner at the Wellsboro Moose. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Larry's name to God's Family Fellowship, 249 Old Tioga St., Wellsboro, Pa 16901.  Wellsboro Gazette – November 30, 2013    

 

GRIFFIN Frances May Vrooman

died at her home early Friday morning, November 29, 2013 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by three husbands, Virgil Vrooman, LeRoy Hartman, Roy Sturdevant Sr.; three sons, Roy Sturdevant Jr., Larry Hartman, Allan Vrooman; sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Ralph Lewis; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Kathleen Griffin; and her son-in-law, Ted Bishop.  Frances is survived by her children, Nancy Bishop, Floyd and Barbara Hartman, William and Lila Hartman, Armond and Patricia Vrooman, Robert and Kim Vrooman; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and their families.  Frances was born on May 2, 1922, the daughter of Claude and Beatrice (Besteder) Griffin. She was a lifetime member of the Nichols American Legion Auxiliary Post 1624, lifetime member of Owego VFW Auxiliary Post 1371, and over 50 year member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 1595, and was an active, dedicated member of each organization. Among her many jobs throughout the years, she was most well-known as an excellent housekeeper for many families around the area and also at Richards Funeral Home for over 30 years.  A funeral service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Route 17C West, Owego, N.Y., on Tuesday December 3, 2013, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Gary Smith, pastor of the Tioga Center Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Tioga Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home on Monday December 2, 2013 from 6 until 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Frances to a charity of choice.  Sayre Morning Times – November 30, 2013    

 

HAMMOND Lois Hammond KIRKENDALL

Age 90 and longtime resident of Sunset Dr. in Horseheads died peacefully on Wednesday November 27, 2013. Lois was born November 1, 1923 in Paterson, NJ to Daniel Stanton Hammond III and Mary (Davison) Hammond. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert V. (Kirk) Kirkendall in 1980 and is survived by her daughter and sons, Mary E. (Thomas S.) Bagley of Chicago, IL, William H (Mary T.) Kirkendall of Horseheads, Robert H. Kirkendall of Horseheads; grandchildren, Aimee L. and Christopher W. Kirkendall; Denise A. Kirkendall and Danielle M. (Darren) Connell; great grandchildren, Aubryonna Kirkendall and Devin Connell; several close and caring friends including dear friend and companion Fred Swank. Lois was a 1946 graduate of Elmira College Phi Beta Kappa and later earned a Master’s degree from Syracuse University. Lois and her husband Kirk were longtime employees of the Horseheads Central School District. Kirk was a longtime athletic coach and Lois a career librarian. Lois was also a long standing member of The First Presbyterian Church in Horseheads. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Daniel Stanton Hammond IV and Eugene Hammond. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday December 6, 2013 from 2-4:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Interment at a later date in the family plot in Elm Grove Cemetery in North Kingstown, RI. Those wishing may remember Lois with memorials to First Presbyterian Church 2943 Westinghouse Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845. Star Gazette – December 1, 2013   

 

HARKNESS Ret. Major Edward M. Harkness

age 66, of Mooresboro, NC, died Monday, November 25, 2013 at his residence. Born June 23, 1947 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Darrell and Kathryn Harkness. He was a graduate of Penn State University, class of 1968 and was a retired Major in the US Army. Edward was a veteran of the Vietnam War and after retiring worked as a contractor with Logitec for many years. He had a passion for woodworking and will be known for his grand sense of humor, his comprehensive knowledge of "almost" everything and his ability to make strangers feel welcome. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Craig Harkness. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Harkness; daughter, Tracy Sue Short and husband, Bill of Forest City; son, Michael Andrew Harkness and wife, Kristie of Spindale; three step-sons, Mitchell Sherwood of Mooresboro, Scott Goodman of Boise, Idaho and David Goodman of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; step-daughter, Kristal Goodman of Mooresboro; six granchildren, Kaitlyn, Adrianne and Madison Harkness, Adam, Emily and Elaina Short. A private family service will be conducted on a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC or the Rutherford County Humane Society, PO Box 998, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.  Towanda Daily Review – December 4, 2013 

 

HARVEY Richard D. Harvey

73, of Crossville, Tenn., formerly of Glen Aubrey, N.Y. died Nov., 4, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Marian Harvey, daughter Machelle Ann Harvey, sister Donna Rosencrance and nephew Dennis Harvey. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Loraine Harvey of Crossville, Tenn.; son Richard and Kathy Harvey, Shichiney, Pa.; grandchildren Cory Douglass, Chad and Justine Douglass, Casey Douglass, Carly Douglass, Tamara and Cody Jacobson, Jacob Harvey and Karley Harvey; brothers and sisters Charles and Ruth Harvey of Rome, James and Anne Ferguson of Woolridge, Pa. Ronny and Chreie Jones of Rome, Thomas Harvey of Endicott, N.Y. and L. Steven and Betty Harvey of Nickles, N.Y.; great-grandchildren Graclynn, Kasan, and Carter Douglass, Annaliese Jacobson; many nephews and nieces. Richard retired from I.B.M. Endicott in 1998 after 32 years. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Kidney Foundation. The family and friends are invited to share in the celebration of Richards life, at the Methodist Hall on Main Street, Rome, Pa., at noon on Saturday, Nov. 30.  Towanda Daily Review – November 27, 2013  

 

HOUSEKNECHT Thomas Scott

Kernersville: Thomas Scott Houseknecht, 56, died November 12, 2013. A Celebration Gathering honoring his life will be held from 4-6PM Sunday November 24, 2013 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel. Tom was born December 6, 1956, in Elmira, NY, to the late Clara Miller and Harry Houseknecht. Tom's nickname was "Wolf" and had made his residence in Grand Prairie, TX for over 30 years. He had graduated from Southside High School in Elmira Class of '74. He was employed with Cardinal Health for the past 20 years. An avid hunter, Tom thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors. He was described as a "real personality", and never met a stranger. He had been married to Shannon Foster and later Bonnie McGregor and both survive. Survivors include his brothers Lynn Houseknecht and Gale of Mebane, NC, and Bruce Houseknecht and Dawn of Kernersville, NC; niece Karen Bovender; nephews Christopher, Brady, Bradley, and Andrew Houseknecht; five great-nieces and great-nephews; step-children Tina Johnson and Billy Green. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX, 75284.  Star Gazette – November 24, 2013 

 

HOWLAND Wilma Gleason Reese-Harrison

96 formerly of Lawrenceville died on Sunday, Nov, 17, 2013, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Born Dec. 21, 1916, in Lawrence Township, she was the daughter of the late Lewell and Ella (Mack) Howland. She resided in Lawrenceville area all her life and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville. Wilma is survived by her sons, Sidney Conaway, David Gleason, Theodore Gleason; a daughter, Louella Gleason Hext; and stepchildren, Toletha Reese Howe, H. Arden Harrison, Carol Harrison. She was predeceased by her son, Jonathan Gleason. A memorial will be held at a later date with a full obituary at that time. A special thank you to the staff at the Green Home in Wellsboro for the wonderful, compassionate care they gave to our Mother.   Wellsboro Gazette – November 21, 2013 

 

HUGO Pauline Hugo McMahon

Pauline Hugo McMahon, age 76, of New Albany, Pa., died on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Pauline was born Nov. 9, 1937 in New Albany, a daughter of the late Ivan M. and Helen O. Vogel Hugo. She graduated from the New Albany High School, a member of the class of 1955, which was the last graduating class from the New Albany High School. She married James J. McMahon of Dushore on October 26, 1957. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last October. Pauline was a member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore, PA. As a child growing up in New Albany, she was a member of the United Methodist Church. She became a beautician and operated her salon in New Albany. She worked for several years in the Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit (SNU) Housekeeping Department. She found great pleasure interacting with the patients and bringing happiness to their day. Following her retirement, she continued to volunteer at the SNU. Pauline also served on the New Albany Board of Elections for many years. Surviving are her sons Royce (LuAnn) McMahon, Rochester, N.Y., Russell (Michele) McMahon, Wyalusing, Pa.; daughters Nadine McMahon (Sal DiBetta) Wyoming, Pa., Celinda (Anthony) Crawford, Hagerstown, Md.; sister Bernice (Art) Yonkin, Dushore, Pa.; sisters-in-law Doris Hugo, New Albany, Pa., Virginia Hugo, New Albany, Pa., Mary Lou Klem, Dushore, Pa., Joan McMahon, Dushore, Pa., Ann McMahon, Pennsdale, Pa.; brother-in-law Harold C. Rider, Eagles Mere, Pa.; four grandchildren Preston Crawford, Connor Crawford, Ashton McMahon Martin and Shawn McMahon, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband James J. McMahon on Oct. 10, 2013; brothers Howard I. Hugo, June 6, 2004 and Kenneth W. Hugo on March 6, 2002; a sister Carolyn M. Rider on Sept. 29, 2009; and brother-in-laws John L. (Jack) McMahon on April 7, 2000 and Michael Klem on August 12, 2013A Transferal Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to IHM Parish, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614 for helping the poor of the community.  Towanda Daily Review – November 28, 2013

 

HUNT Edward E. Hunt

61, of Genesee, PA, died Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Hart Comfort House, Wellsville, NY.  Born June 10, 1952, in Ithaca, NY, he was the son of Ernest C. and Leila Bathrick Hunt.   A Vietnam War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army from 1970 –1973.   A graduate of Northern Potter High School and Williamsport Area Community College, he was employed as a helicopter mechanic for offshore oil and medical flight companies.   Surviving are:  two sons, Jeremy David Hunt and Michael Joseph Hunt;  a brother, Gary Hunt of Roulette, PA;  two sisters, Stephanie Scarkino of Lathrop, MO and Helen Candace (Pete) Hunt of Charleston, SC;  an uncle, Arthur (Barbara) Hunt of West Coxsackie, NY;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Theodore J. Hunt in 2002.   Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM.  Rev. Paul M. Karges will officiate.  Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.    Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Funeral home obituary – November 30, 2013 

 

JOHNSON Jeffrey H. Johnson

69, of Monroeton, Pa., died on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp., Pa. Jeffrey was born in Towanda on Nov. 13, 1944, the son of Floyd W. and Ruth E. Northrup Johnson. He was a graduate of Towanda High School and was then employed by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred, Pa. Jeffrey was an avid fan of the Yankees, Cowboys and Giants. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his cats. Jeffrey is survived by his brother, Richard J. Johnson and wife, Kathy of Brocktown; niece and special caregivers, Robin Shults and husband, Joe; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Floyd W. Johnson in 1979; mother, Ruth E. Johnson in 2004; and brothers, Gerald Johnson in 1956 and Jack Johnson in 1989.Abiding by Jeffrey's request there will be no services and interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.   Towanda Daily Review – December 4, 2013 

 

KEIR Howard ”Hoppy” Blair Keir

75, of Ulster, died from melanoma cancer leaving behind his loving wife of 40 years, Connie Mills Keir and their four children. He went quietly at home on Friday, November 22, 2013. Howard was born May 3, 1938 on the family farm in Trinket to Adam Blair “Hap“ and Daisy Larcom Keir. Howard graduated from Athens High School in 1956 where he served as senior class president. He married Connie Mills Keir on June 16, 1973 then took over operation of the family farm in 1974. For 30 years, he was a rural letter carrier with the U.S. Post Office. Howard loved his sports — specifically Penn State football, baseball, and NASCAR racing — as well as Allis-Chalmers tractors. He was also an avid hat collector. He always exhibited great affection for his “girls,” the cows.  Howard was a lifetime member and master of the PA Grange and the Wysauking/Sheshequin Grange #58. He was a director of the Bradford-Sullivan County PA Farm Bureau. Howard was also an active member of the Windham Summit Bible Church and the Trinket Community Organization.  Howard was preceded in death by his father, Adam Blair on April 24, 1976, and his mother, Daisy Larcom on March 24, 1985. His only sister, MariLou died on February 24, 1996. He will be dearly missed by his 4 children: Jason Blair (Kimberly) Keir of Clinton, Miss; Joshua Thomas Keir of Colonial Beach, Va.; Kristy Lou Keir of Ulster, Pa.; and Kimberly Sue Keir (James) Damian of Timonium, Md., and dearly loved two grandchildren, Gavin Blair and Kyla Anne of Clinton, Miss. He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Silas and Esther Mills, Sr., and close cousins, James and Jean Carleton of Wellsboro, Pa., and Mary Lou Keir of Sayre, Pa.  Family, friends, neighbors, and classmates are invited to share their loving memories of Howard at a memorial service to be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Windham Summit Bible Church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Windham Summit Bible Church at 7544 Battle Creek Road, Rome, PA 18837 in memory of Howard Keir.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  Sayre Morning Times – November 25, 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.  Funeral home obituary – November 26, 2013   

 

LAWYER Mark E.

73, of Odin, Coudersport, PA, formerly of Hanover, died Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.  Born July 25, 1940, in Hanover, PA, he was the son of George W. and Vida Stoner Lawyer. On February 10, 1978, in Westminster, MD, he married the former Clair I. Kauffenger, who predeceased him on November 13, 2009.  He attended Eichelberger High School in Hanover and served in the US Army, honorably discharged in 1961. He was employed by P.H. Glatfelter in Spring Grove, retiring in 2006. Since 2006, he served as nursery manager at the Potter County Anglers Club. He was a member of local hunting and fishing groups, the Home Association of McSherrystown, and the Quarter Century Club at P.H. Glatfelter.  Mark held an amateur radio license (W32Y) since 1952 and was a member of the American Radio Relay League.  Surviving are: a daughter, Jamie Lynn Lawyer of New York City, NY; three step-daughters, Robin Cardino of Gardners, PA, Diane Garland of McSherrystown, PA, and Cheryl Howard of Hanover, PA; four grandchildren; a brother, Donald Lawyer of Hanover; and a sister, Susan Lawyer of Hanover.  There will be no visitation or service.  Memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915. Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 6, 2013  

 

LENT G. Stephen Lent

age 79, of Herrickville, Pa., died on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, Pa. Steve was born Jan. 8, 1934, a son of the late Clyde and Lillian Cass Lent. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1951. He married the former Carol Earle of Troy on Nov. 20, 1965. They just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary last week. Steve was a lifelong dairy farmer in Herrick Township, Bradford County retiring in 1999. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed being in the outdoors. Surviving is his spouse Carol at home; two sons, Christopher D. (Ann) Lent of Herrickville, Pa., Peter M. Lent of Herrickville, Pa.; a brother, Floyd (Jean) Lent of Herrickville, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Lawrence Davidson of Sayre, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Victoria Golliver of Addison, N.Y., Patty Hackelton of Fontana, Calif.; seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Steve was predeceased by a son, Gregory Scott Lent, on June 14, 1986; and a sister, Elsie Davidson of Sayre. Friends and family may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. A memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. William L. Westbrook Sr. officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, Attn: James W. Seipler, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA, 18837; in loving memory of Steve Lent. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Towanda Daily Review – November 30, 2013   

 

LINES Linda Larae Baker

Sunday Morning, December First, the greatest joy of my life, Linda Larae Baker, died. I met Linda when she was just 19 years old. She was introduced to me by the personnel manager at SEARS, Roebuck and Company in Elmira, NY. I was a young department manager and Linda was assigned to me as a part-time sales clerk. I soon learned she was much more than a bright smile, gorgeous long legs and shining blond hair. I got to know her quickly, learning that she was a single mom with two toddlers. Linda was very smart, exceptionally capable, and she soon became my right hand and trusted assistant. She was so good at her job she was quickly promoted to full-time. During those first few months, as we worked side-by-side, we both tried to ignore and then resist our feelings for each other and we didn't begin to date until nearly three years had passed, but from that first day I saw her, Linda was a bright light in my life. I finally convinced her to marry me in the fall of 1977, after diligently courting her for over seven years. (I told you she was smart.) Linda continued to work at Sears for over 40 years and she made everyone around her happier, until her official retirement in 2011. She loved her friends and co-workers and was always there for anyone who needed help. Over her long career, her flashing smile, easy laugh, and gentle nature, became familiar to hundreds of loyal customers, who came back, time and again to buy their appliances. The current sales staff tells me folks still come into the store and ask for the beautiful blond saleswoman who sold them a washer or refrigerator, 15 or 20 years ago. My mother, "Barb" and father, "Stub" Baker, opened the Pinecroft Golf Course in nearby, Centerville, PA in 1972. After a few years Linda and I moved there as well and we raised our two sons, Rich and Mark together as a family. All three generations of the Baker/Fusare Family are blessed with an extended family of thousands of people who came to our "home" to play golf and often hung around to chat and share their lives with us. Survivors include her two sons, Richard (Trisha) Fusare and Mark (Missy) Fusare; grandchildren, Kasey and Sabrina. She was predeceased by her parents Linford and Onalee (Spencer) Lines. Over the span of her life, Linda had many health issues, including a kidney transplant 25 years ago and more recently a mitral heart valve replacement. Watching her become weaker each day for the past few years has been slow torture for both of us, but through it all, her spirit never failed and she rarely revealed the extent of her suffering to anyone. But I consider myself a very lucky man. For more than 40 years I woke up each morning knowing Linda loved me. I sometimes wondered if I deserved her passion and devotion, but eventually she taught me to accept her love without questions, and I know she felt mine in return. Over the past few months we have reflected on how wonderful our life has been. We were able to live our love every day, in the unique way we chose, sharing each trial and triumph, laughing and crying together, with hardly a cross word ever exchanged between us. In her final moments we were together, face-to-face, she was chuckling about some foolish remark I had made. When the stroke hit her, I watched the life leave her body and knew she could see my loving smile as she passed. Now she can finally rest, and I promised Linda I would do my best to honor her memory by continuing to live with the same joie de vivre she consistently shared with everyone. I will begin today, although I feel incredibly alone at this moment. It's time to feed our two cats... the "boys" Freddie and Tige, can already sense she is gone. It was Linda's wish that no formal viewing or funeral service be performed. However, I plan a celebration of her life and a tribute to her courage, in the very near future. In lieu of flowers, Linda and I wish to share our love and respect for staff and patients of the Kidney Dialysis unit at Robert Packer Hospital. In that spirit, we are collecting donations to help support the many friends and family members who dedicate hours of their lives transporting and caring for the daily needs of Dialysis Patients. If you feel as we do, please send a donation to this memorial fund to: John Baker, 1155 Plymouth Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904.   Star Gazette – December 4, 2013 

 

LITTMAN Ruth Littman Kimber RN

93 of Rest Haven Nursing Home, Schuylkill Haven, PA formerly of Elmira NY died Friday morning at Rest Haven. She was born January 5, 1920 in Sheboygan WI, daughter of the late Arthur and Meta Littman. Ruth graduated from Nursing School in 1939. On August 14, 1944 she married her husband Raymond Horace Kimber at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sheboygan, WI. She then moved to Elmira, New York in 1949 where her husband owned and operated R.H. Kimber Optical until his death in 2000. Ruth was very proud of her nursing career as a coronary care nurse at Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. She was a proud member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Elmira and the Elmira Country Club. She was also an avid duplicate bridge player. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Arthur and Lester Littman; a grandson, Timothy R. Kimber in 1999. Surviving are her three children, Ronald Kimber and his wife Judy, Pottsville, PA; Richard Kimber and his wife Beverly, Reading, PA; and Carol Blank Farr, Elmira, NY: grandchildren, Bill Kimber, Anne Kimber Grabowski, Lynn and Eunice Kimber, Jason Blank, Jessica Blank Getman, Shelby Kimber and Heather Kimber Wence; 9 1/2 great-grandchildren. Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family would prefer remembrances in form of contributions made to a charity of your choice. James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville, is in charge of arrangements. Star Gazette – November 30, 2013   

 

LOONEY Marvin H. Looney

of Genesee, PA, formerly of Monrovia, MD, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Born in Grundy, VA, he was the son of Gallie A. and Edna Thomas Looney. He was married to the former Mary C. Roberts, who survives.  A US Army Veteran, he served honorably from 1953 – 1955.  He worked as a meat cutter, self-employed building contractor, and was employed by the National Park Service. Marvin was a member of the NRA. Surviving besides his wife, Mary, are: three children, Patricia Ann (Jeff) Cohen of Alexandria, VA, Cheryl Lynne (Robert) Justis of Germantown, MD, and Marvin Randall (Monica Mintz) Roberts of Coudersport, PA; a brother, Henry (Judy) Looney of WV; three sisters, Fawn (David) Weed, Loretta (Mike) Murphy, and Evelyn “Carol” (Terry) James, all of Maryland.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Larry Looney and Bobby Gene Looney. Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 16, 2013 in the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Rev. Paul M. Karges officiated. Burial was in Ulysses Cemetery. Military Rites were accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – November 17, 2013  

 

MAGEE Sherry Mae Magee Christman Shelton

73, died Oct. 15, 2013, at her home in Richmond, Va. She was born Oct. 30, 1939. She was the youngest of the five Magee girls and was delivered at home in the oldest house in New Albany, the Allen House, by her grandfather Dr. A.J. Bird, remembered as the old country doctor, who had the maternity home there and had delivered her other four sisters. Her brother Jim was born in Memorial Hospital. She grew up in the same home and went to New Albany and Wyalusing schools. She graduated in 1957 with the first graduating class of the New Albany/Wyalusing consolidation. She then moved to Tennessee then Virginia, where she continued her life as a wonderful mother, loving wife and a loyal employee of the state of Virginia at Richmond, until retiring. She was a warm, caring, daughter, sister, mother, aunt, niece, friend and was dearly loved by all. She is survived by her loving husband, Tom Shelton at home in Richmond, Va.; daughter, Lisa (Robert) Christman Buckner; granddaughter, Jordan; grandson, Joshua of Jefferson, Ga.; stepchildren, Michael (Susan) Shelton and Sandra Pleasants of Richmond, Va.; sisters, Jeanette (Darrell) Brown of Troy, Pa., Joan (Robert) Woodhead of Forksville, Pa., Carol (Bedford) (Jake) Levan of Muncy Pa.; brother, James King (Ruth) Magee of New Albany; nephews, nieces, aunts, uncle and lifelong friends, Loretta and Joe Pedro of Hughesville, Pa. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Jessie (King) Magee; infant daughter, Vicky; sister, Sally VerBryck Lujeski; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Bedford. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the New Albany Methodist Church on Route 220. Dinner will follow. Private grave site services will be at a later date at the family's convenience.  Towanda Daily Review – November 20, 2013   

 

MAIER Janet May Kooistra

age 78, of Forkston Township, Dutch Mountain, died on Friday, December 6, 2013 the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with her loving family at her side. Janet was born Feb. 25, 1935, a daughter of the late John Raymond Ort and Lillian Marie Maier. She grew up in Hawthorne and graduated from the Hawthorne High School. She really loved her work in nursing at the Patterson General Hospital where she was employed until her marriage. She married Cornelius "Casey" Kooistra of Glen Rock, N.J. on Nov. 5, 1960. They recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Janet has resided at Dutch Mountain for the past 10 years. Surviving are her spouse Cornelius "Casey" Kooistra; five sons Kenneth J. Kooistra, Mahwah, N.J., David G. (Kim) Kooistra, Highland Lakes, N.J., Timothy A. Kooistra, Forkston Township, Pa., Donald S. Kooistra, Forkston Township, Pa., Michael Kooistra, Midland Park, N.J.; brother Donald Ort, Port Jervis, N.Y.; three granddaughters: Breann, April and Sara; and a great-granddaughter, Aleyla. She was predeceased by an infant daughter Karen Kooistra and by a brother, John Ort and a sister Elizabeth Ort. Friends may call on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the Washington Memorial Cemetery, Paramus, N.J. Towanda Daily Review – December 8, 2013  

 

MALLECOCCIO Walter

Age 79 of Horseheads and Lakota, ND, died peacefully Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born in Elmira and resided in Horseheads and Cando, ND. He was predeceased by his wife, Francella in 1998. He is survived by his sons and daughters, Patty Jane Patterson of TX, Patti Sue Mallecoccio of Elmira, Penny Russo of Lakota, ND, Tammy Johnson of Devils Lake, ND, Toni Mallecoccio of L'Anse, MI, Mike (Lisa) Mallecoccio of Erin, Walter Mallecoccio Jr. of Dallas and Rick (Darlene) Mallecoccio of Horseheads; sister, Marjorie Havlin of CA; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a generous and loving father and grandfather. He enjoyed tinkering and surrounding himself with family and friends. Walt was always the life of the party. Family and friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Breesport Baptist Church, 240 Church St., Breesport, NY. Star Gazette – November 22, 2013   

 

McCAULEY Mary F.

Elmira: Age 66, died Monday, November 25, 2013, at her home, with her daughters and grandchildren by her side. Mary was born December 18, 1946, in Elmira, a daughter of the late Josephine (Johnson) and Raymond R. McCauley. She is also predeceased by her granddaughter Allison Rodriguez and brother Raymond McCauley. Mary is survived by her daughters, Ramona M. Lares, Elmira, with children, Paul, Anna and Mary; Carolyn Rodriguez, Elmira, with Jamie Lovejoy and her sons, Brandon and Alex; sisters and brother-in-law, Patricia Cranmer, VanEtten, Judy and Carl Johnston, Sayre PA; brother Steven McCauley, Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Mary was a nurse's aide, retired from the Chemung County Nursing Facility with over 20 years of service. She enjoyed her monthly shopping trips with her sisters. Mary loved her time spent with her family. Private services will be held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – November 26, 2013  

 

McDONALD Lloyd V. “Mac” McDonald

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever….Our hearts were broken on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 with the sudden passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandpa, Lloyd V. “Mac” McDonald, 76, of Nichols. Lloyd was born on March 23, 1937 at home in Tioga Center, a son of Ambrose and Eleanor (Pelham) McDonald. He was a graduate of Tioga Center High School Class of 1956. On July 14, 1957, he married Sally Rogers and together they shared 56 wonderful years.  “Mac,” as he was affectionately known by his fellow co-workers, retired from IBM in 1992 following 36 years of service. Mac and Sally lived life to the fullest; together they shared many friendships with others while camping at Lake Bonin for over 36 years. Following retirement, they enjoyed wintering in Sebring, Fla. Lloyd was a member of the Nichols United Methodist Church and attended St. John Methodist Church while in Florida. In addition, he also was a member of the Owego Moose and in 1960s, a member of the Nichols-Tioga Jaycees. Lloyd was an avid bowler (he bowled a 300 in 1998), enjoyed playing cards, and hunting, although his greatest pleasure was being surrounded by his family and many friends. Lloyd will be greatly missed by his wife, Sally; his daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Phillip Gallo; grandchildren, Heidi Gallo, Joseph Gallo and Jessica  Barnhart, all of Nichols, and Phillip and Faith Gallo of Northumberland, Pa.; his great-grandchildren, Wolfgang, Atreyu and Isis, and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his fourth great-grandson. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Donald White, Ruth Ann White, Rhonda and Ken Johnson and Raymond and Diane Houghton; and many cousins and special friends also survive.  Lloyd was predeceased by his parents; sister, Janet Houghton, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Purl and Edith Rogers.  Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Lloyd’s life will follow at 12 p.m. with Pastor Dan Martin officiating.  Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols United Methodist Church, 122 Bliven St., Nichols, NY 13812; The Community Care Network of Nichols, P.O. Box 100, Nichols, NY 13812; or the Lounsberry Food Pantry, P.O. Box 318, Nichols, NY  13812 in loving memory of Lloyd V. “Mac” McDonald.  Sayre Morning Times – November 27, 2013

 

McGARRY Blanche Emily Iannone

Surrounded by her family, Blanche Emily Iannone, 91, of Church St., Barton, NY died on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at her home. Blanche was born on March 5, 1922 in Bridgeport, CT a daughter of the late Robert and Othelia Belle (Springer) McGarry. For many years, Blanche worked at the A&P in Horseheads. She was a member of the Smithboro United Methodist Church and a long-time member of the Rebekah's and Grange. Blanche treasured her family, was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting. Blanche is survived by her children: Thomas R. Iannone of Smithboro; Blanche and Daniel West; Betty and Daniel Keck all of Horseheads; sister Mildred Jenison; sister-in-law: Myra Iannone; Grandchildren: Daniel (Tara) West; Michelle (Mark) Procopio, Brian (Angela) Keck, Stacey (Alan) Heath, Jeffrey (Lynn) Iannone, Kelly (Mark) Squires, Lisa (Dave) Comer; twenty-one great grandchildren; nephew Robert (Tracey) Iannone. Blanche was predeceased by her husband Thomas Iannone in 1980, sister Vera Heisterhagen, and first cousin Dorothy Casey. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, Saturday, December 6th from 6-8 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 7th at 2 pm at the funeral chapel. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the Smithboro Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Those who wish may remember the Smithboro United Methodist Church, PO Box 89, Smithboro, NY 13840 in memory of Blanche E. Iannone. Star Gazette – December 5, 2013   

 

MERRITT Dawn M. Chamberlain

65, of Troy, Pa., beloved wife of Bradley, ended her courageous battle with cancer on Sunday evening, Nov. 17, 2013, at the Gatehouse in Williamsport, Pa. Born on June 23, 1948, in Waltham, Mass. Dawn grew up in an Air Force family of three children of the late Janice (Wetherbee) and Miles "Mike" Merritt. She was a member of Troy High School's class of 1966 where she enjoyed her studies and was exceptional as the band's drum majorette and twirler of two fire batons. Dawn continued her education at Mansfield State College, earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in 1970 and her teaching certificate in 1971. On July 31, 1971, Dawn married Bradley Chamberlain. Most recently, she was employed by Hoover's Hardware in Troy for 18 years. Dawn's faith in the Lord guided her life. As a young woman, she was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Alba and then the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton. Dawn had a beautiful singing voice and loved being a member of her church choirs. She and Brad enjoyed many early years of performing together in several dance bands, Dawn the lead vocal and Brad on drums. She also was a featured vocalist at many Christmas musicals, Lions Club minstrel shows and other special events. A loving and supportive person, she cherished her family and friends. Dawn traveled throughout the U.S. during her life and was especially interested in revisiting and connecting with old friends. She also enjoyed reading and following sports, especially football. Her devoted dogs were members of her family too; one could find them dressed in Halloween costumes and outfits to support her favorite football team. Surviving her is her loving husband of 42 years, Brad; three daughters, Karyn Chamberlain (Ingvar Vining) of Alexandria Va., Robyn Chamberlain of Troy and Marisa Chamberlain of Alexandria, Va.; a brother and sister, Rick (Mary Jane) Merritt of Elmira and Sheree Ripley (Frank Chrzan) of Troy; her mother-in-law, Donna Chamberlain of Springfield; sister-in-law, Cindy (John) Yellenic of Canton; aunts, uncles, cousins, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many very special friends. She was predeceased by her father-in-law, Duane Chamberlain. Family and friends are invited to call from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton. Rev. David Morris and Rev. Bonnie Browning will officiate at a memorial service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Mrs. Chamberlain's name to the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) P.O. Box 57, Canton, PA 17724; Susquehanna Health Medical Oncology or the Gatehouse of Divine Providence both located at 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – November 19, 2013  

 

MINARD Clifton R. Minard

83, of Myerstown, formerly of Stevensville, died unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Virginia G. (Rock) Minard. Born in Halethorpe, Md., on July 19, 1930, he was the son of the late Ralph and Brooksie (Booze) Minard. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was an active member in the Hudson Essex Terraplane Club. He was employed as a sales coordinator by the Clark Forklift Company, Baltimore, for many years until his retirement. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Allan, husband of Janet Minard of Myerstown; four grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons, Stephen and Glenn Minard. There will be no services. A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Grose Funeral Home, 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Towanda Daily Review – December 4, 2013    

 

MORRISON Richard John Morrison

During the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, Richard John Morrison of Granville Township died quietly at his residence with his beloved family at his side. He was 76 years of age. Born Nov. 9, 1937 in Granville Summit, he was a son of Francis and Bertha (Selleck) Morrison. Richard attended Troy High School and worked for many years as a forklift operator and welder for Masonite Corporation in Towanda. In April of 1960 he married Janice Kalo, and together they raised three sons and shared 53 years. In his youth Richard was an avid stock car driver, and in later years his mechanical expertise focused on lawnmower repairs and tinkering in his garage. Most of all, he enjoyed the simple pleasure of being with his family, and he would rather be at home than anywhere else. Richard is survived by his wife Janice, at home; sons Michael (and Lori) Morrison of Granville Summit, David Morrison, at home, Dale Morrison of Texas; sisters Irene McIlwain of Horseheads, N.Y., and Irma Page of S.C.; grandchildren Nikki, Krystle, Dillon and Derrike, and special nephew and niece Bill and Kathy Page of Canton. He was preceded in death by brothers Harry and George Morrison. In accordance with Richard's expressed wishes, all services are private, and have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Towanda Daily Review – November 27, 2013

 

MOSIER Frank Edward "Ed" Mosier Jr

71, of 3333 North Rome Rd., Rome, Pa., died Wednesday evening, Nov. 27, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. "Ed" as he was known by his family and friends, was born Nov. 25, 1942, in Sayre, Pa., the son of Frank Edward Mosier Sr. and Esther Mae Gillmer Mosier. He was a graduate of Athens High School with the class of 1961, and in early years he was employed by American LaFrance in Elmira, N.Y., and by Electromechanical Inc. in Sayre. Ed was later employed in building construction in the area for many years until his retirement. Ed was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed riding his four-wheeler, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his children, Frank Edward Mosier III of Rome, Annette Cornish and husband Mark Shaffer of Rome, Jodi Lynn Sellers and husband Glenn of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Karl, Samantha, Frank IV, Richard, Jessica, Amanda, Jeared, Amber; sister, June R. Victory and husband Jim of Rome; brothers, Malcolm C. Mosier and wife Peggy of North Rome, William D. Mosier and wife Diane of Rome, Weston W. Mosier and wife Bobbi Jo of Rome, Charles F. Mosier and wife Michelle of Rome, Keith L. Mosier and wife Maryanne of Rome Township, Dennis D. Mosier of Rome, Leon W. Mosier and wife Holli of Rome Twp.; brother-in-law, Everett Finch of Athens Township; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Edward Mosier Sr. on Sept. 22, 1988; mother, Esther Mae Gillmer Mosier on Oct. 17, 2006; sisters, Vivian Morrell on May 8, 2005, Nancy Finch on Oct. 18, 2012; and granddaughter, Stephanie Campbell on Feb. 11, 2001.A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945; in Frank Edward Mosier Jr.'s memory. Towanda Daily Review – November 30, 2013  

 

NEAL Virginia A. "Ginny" Cady

Age 78, died on October 30, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer in Sarasota, Florida. Ginny was born in Penn Yan, NY to Homer and Helene Neal. Ginny was predeceased by her husband of 41 years Robert L. Cady Sr.; and brother, William Neal. Ginny is survived by daughter, Carol (John) Dunbar; sons Robert Cady Jr. (Vinnie), Lester (Cindy) Cady, Frank Cady (Tina); daughter Connie (Rick) Morley. She is also survived by loving grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-laws; nieces and nephews. Ginny received her Associates Degree at SUNY College at Brockport studying Physical Education. She worked at the Penn Yan Boat Co. for over 20 years, also worked at the Hector National Forrest, and was an Election Inspector. Ginny was a member of the Moreland Grange and Women of the Moose. She loved dancing, enjoyed people, and would help anyone in need. A "Celebration of Her Life" will be held at the Mechanics Club, Montour Falls, on November 23, @ 2:00 pm until.  Star Gazette – November 17, 2013    

 

NEIGH Colleen Ellison

63, of Spencer, N.Y., died on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 at home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Esther Neigh; and son, Shawn Inman. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, James Ellison; children, Debbie Ellison of Spencer, Jeff (Abigal) Ellison of Lockwood, Michael (Donna) Ellison of VanEtten, Lisa (Rick) Gillette of Spencer, Todd (Terry) Ellison of Spencer, Kai (Christina) Inman of Ohio, and Tammy (Craig) Wilkinson of Athens; half-brothers, Richard and Tracey Neigh; 12 grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.   Colleen was a proud member of the Halsey Valley United Methodist Church, there she was baptized on June 15, 1980, and she was a former secretary/treasurer and leader of the youth group. She was a former member of the Allen-Manzer Memorial Baptist Church. Colleen enjoyed her gardens and doing her crafts.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. at Halsey Valley United Methodist Church, 497 Hamilton Valley Road, Spencer, with the Rev. Richard VanDerpoel and the Rev. Philip Jordan officiating.  Burial will follow in Halsey Valley Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Colleen’s name to Halsey Valley United Methodist Church, 497 Hamilton Valley Road, Spencer, NY  14883.   Sayre Morning Times – November 30, 2013

 

PERRY Donna L. Shaut

Painted Post: Age 70, died on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Donna was born June 19, 1943 in Corning, a daughter of the late Alice (Woughter) and Donald Perry. She is survived by her daughters, with their families, Corinna L. and Stanley Sullwold, Round Rock TX with son Kyle; Leigh A. and William Gaston, Geneva, with children Joey and Kayla; Sara E. and Patrick Palmer, Elmira, with their son Aedan and Patrick's son Carrick; siblings and their spouses, Sharon and Sumner Burr, Rockport MA, Michael and Julia Perry, Auburn WA, David and Kathy Perry, Saratoga Springs NY, Deborah and James Mills, Corning, Timothy and Joyce Perry, Lynchburg VA; former husband Ernest Shaut, Corning; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William and Linda Shaut, Painted Post, David and Cathy Shaut, Loveland OH; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Donna worked in marketing and sales at Steuben Glass for many years. She enjoyed cooking, baking and was an avid reader. Donna was a regular customer at Peaches & Cream Ice Cream Store in Gang Mills, where she was treated like family. A very generous and giving person Donna always put others needs before her own. She was a member of Twin Tiers Christian Church, Gang Mills. Her favorite scripture verse was Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Following Donna's wishes there will be no funeral service. There will be a celebration of her life at a later date. Those wishing may remember her with a donation to The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, 301 South Main Street, Horseheads NY 14845.  Star Gazette – December 5, 2013  

 

PLOUSE Dusty M. Thompson

34 years young of Waverly, N.Y. died peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2013 from pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her loving family.  Dusty is survived by her parents Brenda and Joe Plouse, her sister Erica and husband Michael Ward, nephews Micah and Noah Ward. Grandmothers Christine McMahon, June Plouse, Mona Thompson and many close family members.  Dusty loved spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed arts and crafts, landscaping, creating exquisite cakes, and shopping trips with the girl's!  There will be a celebration of Dusty's life in the form of a spaghetti dinner/live auction benefit at the Owego Moose Lodge 1595 located at 3 Goodrich Settlement Road Owego, N.Y. 13827. Proceeds will be donated to the 5th floor Guthrie Cancer Center at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania in honor and memory of Dusty and the life she lived!  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service,110 Woodworth St.,Sayre, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – November 18, 2013   

 

PROCTOR Linda L. Moyer

61, of Hickox, Genesee, PA, died Monday, December 2, 2013 in her daughter’s home.  Born December 19, 1951, in Wellsville, NY, she was the daughter of Burt M. and Beatrice Jeffers Proctor.  She was employed by the Vickie and Jen’s Family Restaurant in Genesee and the Modern Diner in Wellsville. Linda was a member of the Genesee Old Home Day Committee and involved in area charitable functions.  Surviving are: two daughters, Vickie (David) Kelly and Monica (Sean) Porcuri, both of Genesee; a brother, Jerry W. Proctor of Genesee; two sisters, Freida (Gordon) Mattison and Stephanie Proctor, both of Genesee; four grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two grandchildren. Friends may call at the Solid Rock Bible Church, Hickox on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. Rev. Mel Ternes will officiate. Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.   Memorials may be made to the American Eagles, P.O. Box 201, Ulysses, PA 16948. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 5, 2013  

 

RAUPERS George L. Raupers, Jr.

died on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. George was the loving husband of Clara (Krause) Raupers, (also known as Bonnie) for the past 73 years. He was the owner of B & C Photo for 30 years. George is survived by his wife, Bonnie; son, George W.; grandson, Gregory D. Raupers; granddaughter, Ginny (Raupers) Zmuda and two great-granddaughters, Victoria and Elizabeth. George was a lifelong resident of Elmira, NY. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – December 4, 2013  

 

RENNINGER Arlene Marie Wray

90 of Rte. 522, McClure and formerly of Mosherville, PA, died at 9:25 a.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Valley View Haven in Belleville. Arlene was born October 18, 1923 to George Dewey and Mary Esther (Knepp) Renninger. She married Gerald Vincent Wray on July 23, 1941 and he preceded her in death on January 15, 2000. Arlene is survived by her sons, Delmar K. and wife Debbie (Meisner) Wray; Jeffrey N. and wife Cindy (Gates) Wray; Mark D. and wife Tracey (Garrison) Wray; Tony C. and wife Peggy (Root) Wray all of Gillett, PA; and Lynn A. and wife Deb (Underhill) Wray of McClure; daughters, Janice E. Spangler of Bear, DE; Rita K. Kuhn and Deborah A. Sherwood and husband Merrill of McClure; Fran M. Majestic and husband Joe of Adamstown and Beth M. Eward and husband Robert, Jr. of Ephrata; 19 grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 13 step great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and one step great great grandchild. She is also survived by her sisters, Betty L. Shawver of Riverwoods Nursing Home, Lewisburg; Ruth M. Yetter of Middleburg; Gail D. Dillman of Berwick; Nancy V. Folk of McClure and Judy A. Renninger of Middleburg and a brother, Harold G. Renninger of McClure. In addition to her husband, Arlene was preceded in death by a son, Nelson E. Wray; grandsons, Glenn E. (Woody) Minium, Jr., Benjamin O. Eward and Brady E. Wray; son-in-laws, Glenn E. Minium, Sr., William H. Spangler and Donald J. Kuhn, and a brother, Donald E. Renninger. She had many, many friends who she loved and enjoyed being with. She was a homemaker, a very loving wife and wonderful mother to her children and loved visits from her grandchildren. She was dearly loved by all who knew her and will never be forgotten. Arlene was a faithful servant of her God, Jehovah and loved to tell people about him. She was a member of the Beavertown congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. All are invited to call at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main Street, Lewistown on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home and the family will also receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Wray's Family Cemetery in Gillett, PA. Star Gazette – November 30, 2013

 

RHODES Joseph M. Rhodes

age 37, of Indian Hills Road, Lindley, NY, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at his home. Born on May 7, 1976 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Glenn E. and Patti J. (Reep) Snyder. He was a graduate of Williamson High School in Lawrenceville, PA and obtained his CDL Class A driver's license through BOCES. Joe was a volunteer firefighter for several fire departments over the years. He enjoyed fishing and watching the NY Giants and Syracuse. He is survived by his daughters: Corrin, Billie Joe and Ashley; loving parents: Glenn E. Rhodes of Lindley, NY and Patti J. (Ben) Snyder of Lindley, NY; sisters: Melanie (Mike) VanZile of Lindley, NY and Tanya (Brian) Knowles of Corning, NY; paternal grandmother, Norma Rhodes and several nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Ernest Rhodes, and maternal grandparents, John and Hazel Reep. There will be a private graveside service at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, Joe's family requests that memorial donations be given in his name to your local fire department. Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning has been entrusted with the arrangements.   Star Gazette – December 6, 2013  

 

RICK Joseph D. "Joe" Rick

61, of Manheim, Pa., formerly of Ephrata, Pa., died on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of Karen L. (Shilobod) Rick and companion of Christine Whitsel. Joe is also survived by three sons, Joseph D. Rick II, husband of Angela L. Rick, of Lancaster, Pa., Andrew V. Rick, husband of Maria L. Rick, of Berwyn, Pa., and Christopher J. Rick of Manheim, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Justin, Joseph, Zachary, Anthony, Andrew, Tyler, Joshua, Julia and Isabella; five brothers and seven sisters. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Charles A. and Irene N. (LeGay) Rick; three brothers; and one sister. Joe was born in Pottstown, Pa., and was a 1971 graduate of Sun Valley High School in Aston, Pa. He was an active member of A.A. in Lancaster County and owned and operated Fab-Rick Industries in Ephrata. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 167 E. Main St., Ephrata, Pa., with the Rev. Henry E. Herbener officiating. Friends will be received before the service from 10-11 a.m. Place of interment will be Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata, Pa. Memorial donations in Joe's honor may be made to Lancaster Central Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous, 630 Janet Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601. Towanda Daily Review – December 1, 2013 

 

SAYMAN Regina R. Swank

84, of Sayre, went to be with her Heavenly family on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at her home. Born Jan. 18, 1929, in Peckville, she was a daughter of the late Delan G. and Johanna E. Silverstrim Sayman and was very proud of her Swedish ancestry. She and her husband, Irvin F. Swank, would have celebrated 62 years of marriage on Jan. 5, 2014.Regina was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed helping those in need. She was never one to sit idle and watch time pass by, so at the age of 66, she decided to study and receive her high school diploma. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Irvin F. II (Dawn) Swank of Elmira, N.Y., and Rev. Harry D. (Cathy) Swank of Hermitage, Tenn.; three daughters, Gail E. (Thomas Burnett) Decker of Ridgebury, R. Sue (Dennis Sr.) Moore of Chemung, N.Y., and Johanna O. (David Sr.) Kinney of Sayre; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Regina was preceded in death by a son, Vernon F. Swank; a granddaughter, Sarah M. Moore; a sister, Norma M. Sayman; and a brother, Arley G. Sayman. Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church on Carpenter Street, Dushore, with her son, Rev. Harry D. Swank, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday at the church. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Guthrie Hospice at https://payment.guthrie.org/cart/checkout; or the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Regina's caregivers and the Guthrie Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Towanda Daily Review – December 1, 2013

 

SCAIFE Frederick (Fred/Butch) J. Scaife

65, Spencer, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born in Elmira, NY June 27, 1948. Fred is survived by his wife, Donna (Alpert) Scaife; mother, Mildred E. (Vaughn) Scaife, Horseheads; sister, Maureen Grover, Lockwood; sister, Judith (Herman) Brown, Horseheads; brother-in-law, Donald Cole, Trumansburg; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by father, Frederick W. Scaife; sister, Barbara Cole; and brother-in-law, Harmon Grover. Fred was a carpenter at Local Union 603, Ithaca, working as a cabinet maker at Cornell. He enjoyed making furniture at home. A remembrance gathering will be held Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 12:00 noon at the Van Etten-Spencer VFW Post #8139, Wyncoop Creek Road and State Route 224.  Star Gazette – November 25, 2013

pencer, died 11-06-2013. Arrangements: Allen-Manzer Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – November 10, 2013

 

SCHOONOVER Juanita Derrig

Cedar Park, TX: Age 82, died on Sunday, November 17, 2013. Juanita was born July 21, 1931 in Elmira, the daughter of Jay and Mildred Schoonover. She is survived by her sister, Lois Janes of Corning; daughters Sandra Morgan, Chadds Ford, PA and Rhonda Wilcox, Delray Beach, FL; son Jason Fay, Cedar Park, TX; grandsons Andrew Morgan, Nathan Wilcox, Brent Morgan and Alex Wilcox; granddaughter Hannah Fay; great-grandchildren Blake Cheyney and Addison Morgan; along with niece Caprice Waller and nephew Clinton Janes III. Juanita was a graduate of the class of 1949 from Shouthside high school in Elmira. She worked at Westinghouse for many years and then went back to school at Corning Community College and became a Registered Nurse at Schuyler Hospital and Corning Hospital. After retiring she used her nursing skills to volunteer locally and even in Puerto Rico helping those in need. She lived in Big Pond, PA, Horseheads and Watkins Glen, before retiring to Lebanon, PA with her loving husband Donald Derrig. She had just recently moved to Cedar Park, TX to be close to family there. She was an active member of the Red Hat Society in Lebanon and had volunteered at the library. She was known for her love of flowers and butterflies, especially raising them from egg to hatching. A Memorial Service will be held in Lebanon, PA on December 14th at the Avion Zion United Methodist Church at 10:00am. Memorial donations should be made to Avion Zion United Methodist Church in Lebanon, PA or a local charity of your choice.  Star Gazette – November 24, 2013

 

SCOTT April M. MICHALKO

Age 48 of Port Republic, MD died Saturday, November 23, 2013, at home in the arms of her husband David and family after a courageous battle with cancer. Her funeral was held on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Maryland. She is survived by David and his children Kyle and Emily Michalko at home; her children Meghan, Kelly, and Allen John "A.J." Williams; her parents David Scott and Kathleen Menas Scott; grandmother Rosalie Menas; sister Krista (Kenny) Davis; brother Michael (Kathy) Scott along with many nieces & nephews. Also survived by her mother-in-law Beverly Michalko; sisters-in -law & brothers-in-law Kathy (Robert) Rhode, Tricia (Jeffrey)Lind, Gary Michalko and his son Tyler. It was April's request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Kyle & Emmy's college fund c/o David Michalko, 4830 Independence Dr., Port Republic, MD 20676.  Star Gazette – December 3, 2013

 

SECHRIST Margaret Roberta Sechrist Wilson

age 92 of Albion/Brockport died November 26, 2013 at Unity Health Care System in Greece following a long illness. She was predeceased by her ex-husband John Wilson of Elmira, NY. Surviving are her two loving sons, James Eugene Wilson (Joan) of Dundee, NY and Jerome Craig (Rosemary) Wilson of Albion, NY; her grandchildren Kyle Wilson of Buffalo, NY and Laura Wilson Standish (Ron) of Albion, NY and her great-grandchildren Brayden and Gavin Standish of Albion, NY. Margaret's family would like to give special thanks to the staff at The Landing in Brockport, NY where she lived for almost 10 years and had a very special connection to several people. They would also like to thank the wonderful staff of both Wegman's Cottages and Lifetime Care who were with Margaret during her last weeks. There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service for Margaret will be held at the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion on January 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Margaret's name would be most welcome especially for Lifetime Care, the Pullman Church or a charity of your choosing. Arrangements were made by Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion.  Star Gazette – November 27, 2013   

 

SEARS Robert L.

age 80 - Formerly of Elmira Heights, died Friday November 22, 2013. Robert was born October 27, 1933 in Clyde NY. Robert is predeceased by his parents Etha and Benjamin Sears, and six brothers. Robert is survived by his children Deborah (Joseph) Cruse, Randy (Doreen) Sears, Michael (Karen) Sears, Mark (Shelby) Sears, Larry (Alice) Sears and Michele (Colin) Rowe, and two sisters Betty Doyle and Midge DeMarco and 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Family and Friends are invited to Baris Funeral Home in Clyde NY, 87 W. Genesee Street on Wednesday, November 27th from 3PM to 5PM and Interment will be held at Graveside Friday at 11am in the Clyde Cemetery.  Star Gazette – November 24, 2013  

 

SHENK Betty Marie Shenk Stanton

age 90, of Forksville, Pa., died on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at the Dar-Way Elder Care in Estella, Pa. Betty was born in Jersey City, N.J., on Sept. 10, 1923, the daughter of the late Ira Franklin Shenk and Winifred Louella Bown. Her family moved to Flushing, N.Y., where she was raised. She graduated from Bayside High School, in Flushing, Queens, N.Y., a member of the class of 1941. During the war she began employment for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York City. She worked as a secretary until her marriage in 1949 to Albert E. "Bud" Snyder Jr., of Eutawville, S.C., who was formerly of Dushore, Pa., She married Bill Stanton of Charlotte, N.C., on June 10, 1967. They resided in Berwyn, Pa., and later Downingtown, Pa., and they enjoyed 28 years of marriage until his death on July 31, 1995. Betty was an Avon Cosmetics representative for over 40 years. Betty also was an accomplished knitter and made over 500 stockings with the names of her family and friends sewn into the stocking. Betty resided with her son Brett in Gap for the past four years prior to moving to Estella this past July. Surviving are her three sons, Bruce (Nan Gelhard) Snyder Akron, Ohio, Barry (Barbara) Snyder of Morgantown, Pa., Brett Snyder of Gap, Pa.; brother, George C. Shenk of Easton, Md.; two grandchildren, John (Angela) Snyder, of Columbus, Ohio, and Christina (Dwayne) Eckert, of Reading, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, Estella, Pa., with the Rev. William J. Hargenrader, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairmont Cemetery, Forksville, Pa. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, Forksville, PA 18616.  Towanda Daily Review – November 18, 2013  

 

SHRIVER Marion E. Campbell

88, formerly of Franklindale, Pa. died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa. Marion was born Sept. 9, 1925 the daughter of Adam and Florence Sutton Shriver. In early years she was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda. Surviving are her children, Marjorie Cron and husband Jesse of Ulster, Sandra Fitch of Canton, Deborah Ayers and husband Gary of Sayre, Barbara Wood and husband Ron of Monroeton, David Campbell of Ulster, Laura Stowits of Sayre, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sons, Kevin Campbell and Garn "Dusty" Campbell and by a sister, Jean Lane. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – December 6, 2013   

 

SIMMS David Charles

David Charles Simms, age 52, of Kanona, NY, died Saturday, November 23, 2013, at his home. He was born April 11, 1961 in Bath, NY the son of Robert and Patricia Grosfelt Simms. David was a graduate of Haverling Central School. He worked as a certified nurse's assistant and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Diane Simms Moore. He is survived by his children, Christopher (Jessica) Harrison and Cori (Adam) Coots; grandchildren, Lily Harrison and Madison and Colton Coots; brothers, Neil (April) Simms and Tom (Elizabeth) Simms; sisters, Judy Simms (Jim) and Lorraine (David) Fiedler; brother-in-law, Tom Moore; nephews, James Blankenship, Khurk Simms, Timothy and Jeffrey Moore and Daniel Fiedler; nieces, Alieshia Davila, Deziree and Courtney Simms, Emily Simms, Stephanie Moore and Katherine Fiedler; companion, Kathy Spitz; and lifelong friends, Paul Craddock and Shelby Kashorek. David's wishes were for no calling hours or service. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life gathering at the Hammondsport American Legion on Friday, December 6, from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in David's memory may do so to the charity of their choice.  Star Gazette – December 3, 2013 

 

SLADKY Douglas Frank Sladky

66, died Monday, November 18, 2013, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Born in Manhattan, NY, Mr. Sladky was the son of the late Jerry and Anne Frech Sladky. He was a retired police officer from the City of New York Triborough Bridge And Tunnel Authority. He was a very active member and former board member of the Lake Delaware Boys Camp in Delhi, NY. He was a 1st degree black belt in judo and also practiced jiu jitsu. His love of martial arts took him to the 1972 National AAU Judo Championships. Survivors include his son, Craig Sladky of Rock Hill; sisters, Audrey Clausson of Baltimore, MD and Beverly Sladky of Staten Island, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lake Delaware Boys Camp, 500 Lake Delaware Dr., Delhi, NY 13753. Star Gazette – November 21, 2013 

 

STEDGE Floyd W., Jr.

Age 78 of Erin passed away, Friday, November 29, 2013. He was born in Elmira, NY to the late Floyd and Edna (Riker) Stedge. He is survived by his wife, Delsie (Peters) Burdick Stedge; sons and daughter, Ralph, Marty and Mark Stedge of Florida, Roy Stedge of Seneca Falls, Pauline Stedge of Florida; Delsie's children, Sarah Cole of Horseheads, Robin Burdick and Debbie Hilfiger of Erin and Darlene Tadder of Millport; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family members. Floyd worked various places including Morris Chain in Ithaca. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads Today, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 1-3PM. His service will follow at there at the funeral home at 3PM.  Star Gazette – December 3, 2013

 

STOCUM Patricia Dianne Todd

age 62 of Dundee, NY died at her home on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Born July 8, 1951 in Elkland, PA she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Annabelle (Rudy) Stocum. She married Donald S. Todd on November 18, 1989. Patricia loved her dogs and enjoyed playing cards and being with her family. She is survived by her husband, Donald; her daughter, Teresa Allen and her fiancé, Jason Trojanowski of Dundee, NY; her grandchildren, Matracia Andrews and Tequila Allen; two great grandchildren, Hayden and Kailey Andrews; her sisters, Barbara Tracey of Elkland, PA, Carol Samuelson of Addison, NY and Penny McFall of Elkland, PA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA on Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 6:00 PM with Rev. Larry O’Dell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with expenses.  Funeral home obituary – November 27, 2013

 

STONER Florence S. Corbett

94, formerly of Troy, Pa., died peacefully at The Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care (Founders) on Nov. 22, 2013. Florence was born in West Newton, Pa., graduated with a bachelor's of science in music from Indiana State College in Indiana, Pa. She married Walter S. Corbett in 1942. While Walter served in WWII in the 3rd Division, she taught in Parker, Pa., and later, after having children, in St. Petersburg. After moving to Troy, Pa., she taught elementary school and music. She was an avid bridge player and loved teaching bridge to her friends. After retiring from teaching, she began doing needlework; especially, tatting and counted cross-stitch. She also loved quilting and made quilts for everyone in the family. Reading and crossword puzzles were also favorite pastimes. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog Sam, and will be sorely missed. She is survived by her son, Dr. William S. Corbett of Athens, Pa.; and her daughter, Kathryn (Fred) Mack of Corning, N.Y.; and by her grandchildren, Ben (Nora) Corbett of Philadelphia, Jackie (Brett) Howarth of Manchester, N.H., Chelsea Corbett of Pittsburgh, Pa., Betsy Corbett of Binghamton, N.Y., Andrew (Logan) Mack of Troy, Pa., and Jessica (Florian) Zink of Gifhorn, Germany. Additionally, she has three great grandchildren, Clara and Olivia Zink and Oren Mack. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Walter S. Corbett; sister, Francis Rambo; two brothers, William and Milton Stoner; and her cousin and dear friend, Gramma (Kay) Foote. At Florence's request, there will be no calling hours. Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. in Elmira is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Troy Area School District Foundation, Administration Office, 30 Taylor St., Troy, PA 16947; or the charity of your choosing. Towanda Daily Review – December 4, 2013 

 

STURDAVENT Carole Templar

of Hilton Head Island, SC since March of 1982 died at her home in Sea Pines at the age of 79 years surrounded by loving family members on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 after a long term illness. She was born in Westover, NY on November 10, 1934 daughter to Henry and Dorothy Sturdavent. She graduated from Elmira High School in 1952 and attended Elmira College. She was employed by NY Telephone Co. in Elmira, NY for 14 years, NY Telephone Co. in Ithaca, NY for 10 years and Hargray Telephone Co. on Hilton Head Island for 15 years until retirement. She was a member of Telephone Company Pioneer Club, American Legion Aux. Post 185 Hilton Head Island, a board member of the American Heart Association in Ithaca, NY, past Grand Councilor of United Commercial Travelers Insurance Fraternity Ladies Auxiliary and member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY. She enjoyed extensive traveling with friends and family from Hawaii and throughout Europe. She and husband Bill traveled the entire length of Route 66 in their 1950s Willys Jeepster in the year 2000. She is survived by her loving husband, William R. Templar and just celebrated their 55th anniversary. She also is survived by nieces Joann (Roger) Townsend of Taylorsville, NC, Diann (Mark) Murphy of Burdett, NY, Susan Kelly of Burdett, NY and Carolann (David) Dreisbach of Wellington, FL, as well as many grand and great grandnieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister Joyce Semski and nephew Neal Kelly. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Tidewater Hospice and Right At Home caregivers for their excellent care. Visitation will be Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm at The Island Funeral and Crematory, 4 Cardinal Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. Graveside funeral services will be held at Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902 at 11:00am on Monday, December 9, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewater Hospice, 10 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Suite A, Bluffton, SC 29910 or any charity of your choice. Star Gazette – December 6, 2013   

 

SWANN Margaret Swann Ryan (Peggy)

of Montour Falls, NY died on Monday, November 18, 2013, surrounded by her family at Robert Packer hospital, Sayre, PA, following an extended illness. Peggy was born on March 13, 1930 in Franklin, PA, the daughter of Violet and Preston Swann. Peggy lived in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island for about 40 years before moving to Schuyler County in 1978, upon her husband's retirement from NYPD. She is survived by her sisters Helen Carmine and Mabelyn Dellegrazie of Staten Island; sons Thomas Ryan, Jr. of Odessa, Donald Ryan and daughter-in-law Sandra of Montour Falls; daughter Colleen Ryan Quattrini and son-in-law Robert Quattrini, Horseheads, grandsons Richard Ryan, Ithaca, Daniel (Dana) Ryan, Westchester County, Nicholas and Michael Quattrini, Horseheads; granddaughter Lacy Ryan, Cortland; her beloved cat "Callie"; her three close friends Betsy, Linda and Nan, and several nieces and nephews. Peggy was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Thomas Ryan, Sr. in 2008, grandson Thomas Ryan III in 2010 and daughter-in-law Cindy Ryan in 2005. She was a member of the DAR and a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Watkins Glen and St. Benedicts in Odessa. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee Street, Montour Falls, NY on Thursday, November 21st from 6 to 8 PM. On Friday, November 22nd there will be viewing in the link at the St. Mary's Church in Watkins Glen at 9 AM followed by Mass at 10 AM; interment will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery. Her family wished to thank the caring staff at Bethany Manor, Horseheads and Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Star Gazette – November 21, 2013

 

TAYLOR Joseph C. Taylor Jr.

91, of Wellsboro, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.  He was the husband of Myra L. Bates, whom he married on Dec. 31, 1943.  Joseph was born June 29, 1922, in Wilkes- Barre, Pa., the son of Joseph Clisbe Taylor Sr. and Isabel Howe Taylor.  He was employed at Ingersoll-Rand as a mechanical assembler. Joseph was an accomplished woodworker; he enjoyed making clocks, caning chairs and traveling.  Joseph attended the Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Myra L. Taylor of Wellsboro; son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence Taylor (Dee), Jacksonville, Fla.; son and daughter-in- law, Dennis Taylor (Hilda), Owego, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Trudi Dirks (John), Ontario, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Mark Taylor (Nancy), Wellsboro; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and sister, Doris VanCott, New Milford, Pa.  Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, and a grandson, Michael Dirks.  Friends and family are invited to Joseph’s Life Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m., at the Draper Baptist Church, 22 Draper Rd., Wellsboro, with Pastor Ron Hagy officiating.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., “A Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Memorials may be made in Joseph’s name to Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Sayre Morning Times – November 23, 2013   

 

THURSTON Ernest "Ernie" Edward Thurston

of Port Orange, FL was born February 5, 1952 in Watkins Glen, NY to the late Alton Keith Thurston and Celestia Thurston, nee Green. He suddenly passed November 14, 2013 in Port Orange, FL at the age of 61. Ernie recently retired from the International Speedway Corporation (ISC). Ernie served honorably in the US Air Force having attained the rank of Airman First Class. Ernie also worked for the Schuyler County NY Sheriff’s Department, and was a former Schuyler County Fire Coordinator in NY. He was a member of the Watkins Glen NY Fire Dept., Squires Drum and Bugle Corps, past Schuyler County Legislator and a member of the Little Weasels and the Hoselines. Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Brenda Thurston, sons; Derek Thurston, and Mitchell Thurston; siblings, Sheryl Thurston (Linwood). Wendy Scuteri (Victor), Deborah McDonald, Alan Thurston (Karen), Ken Thurston (Renee). Additionally, he leaves behind his mother and father in law, Owen and Julia Mathews; brothers in law, Herb Matthews, Ron Matthews, Alan Matthews (Amy), Greg Matthews (Diana), and Doug Matthews; many loved nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to Watkins Glen Fire Department, 201 N. Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or www.woundedwarriorproject.org A local celebration of Ernie's life will be held 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Bill France Room, Daytona USA. Additionally, a final celebration of life will be held at Ernie's hometown at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Watkins Glen Fire Department, 201 Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891  Star Gazette – November 17, 2013  

 

VANDERMARK Ronald J., Sr.

Age 60, died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Ron was born January 26, 1953 in Elmira. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years Mary (Vanzile) Vandermark; mother Marie Armstrong Walters, father and step-mother, Walter J., Sr. and Shirley Vandermark; children and their spouses, Tammy Hyde, Cody Tyler (grandson), Ronald Vandermark, Jr. with Sharita Dennard, Holly and Steven Tyler, Ronda and Greg Washburn, Tonya Salem, Timothy and Tina Vandermark, Lisa and Aaron Boynton, Kathy and Rick Beard; siblings, Jim, Art, Lisa and Tammy; former step-mother Beverly Whitmarsh; granddaughter Amanda "Monkey" and her husband Robert Boynton; step-sisters, Dawn Swavely and Debbie Powlison; numerous other grandchildren and great grandchildren; best friend George Parker. He was predeceased by his brother Chuckie. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be a time for sharing stories and remembrances from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.  Star Gazette – November 23, 2013    

 

VanDUSEN Ola J. Whitehill

age 60 of Elkland, PA died on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Corning Hospital in Corning, NY. Born December 2, 1952 in Farmington Twp., PA, she is the daughter of the late Wallace B. and Willimine (Wanken) VanDusen. She married Michael Whitehill. She was a production planner for Ingersol-Rand in Painted Post, NY. Ola was a member of the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, the church financial secretary, a member of the choir and of the Ladies Association. She was also a member of the Elkland Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Ola is survived by her husband, Michael; her son and daughter in law, Brenton and Erica Whitehill of Elkland, PA; two grandchildren, Brooke and Andrew; a brother, George and Evelyn VanDusen of Sevierville, TN; her sisters, Sandra and Charles Johnson of Tioga, PA and Evelyn and Andrew Lychalk of Galeton, PA; a sister in law, Maryan VanDusen of Auburn, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brothers, William (Verna) VanDusen and John VanDusen. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.  Funeral home obituary – December 4, 2013  

 

VARGESON Janice L. Vargeson

69, of Cazenovia, died Friday, Nov. 29, at her home. Janice was born on Sept. 11, 1944 in Elkland, to the late Sarah and LaRue Vargeson. She is survived by her children, Randy Rohr, Oregon, Ohio; Debra (William) Goodfellow, Cazenovia; Angela Converse, Rochester; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her brothers Richard (Laverna) Vargeson, Westfield; James (Kathy) Vargeson, Camrillo, Calif.; her sister, Linda (Terry) Tubbs, Youngsville, N.C.; several nieces and nephews who were dear to her heart. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Cazenovia United Methodist Church, 23 Lincklaen Street. A family memorial will be held in Pennsylvania in July of 2014.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 4, 2013 

 

WALWORTH Susan M. Moore

died at Robert Packer Hospital on November 12, 2013 due to a cerebral hemorrhage. She was predeceased by her parents Louise H and Harold L. Walworth. She is survived by her beloved companions Panther and Duffy, her brother William of Binghamton, NY, her nephew Brent (Kimberly), their three boys and her nephew Brad (Tara) and their two girls. Susan was born in Oneonta, NY and the family moved to Elmira when Susan was five. She attended Hendy Avenue grade school, Elmira Free Academy, and graduated from Elmira College. After college she moved to Geneva, NY as an employee of IBM. One of her pride and joys those days was having one of the first red Mustang convertibles produced by Ford. Later she moved to Keuka Lake and was employed for a time at Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars before going to work as a paralegal at the Henry M. Hille Law firm in Bath, NY. She had many great memories of good times at the lake. She returned to Elmira eventually and went to work for Chemung County in the social services area. After retirement she continued on in Elmira and enjoyed many good friends, especially Gloria and Ron Schaef, long time Elmira area friends, and the gang at the health club she attended five days a week. If called at the wrong time in the AM it could be a very short call because the gym came first at that hour. Burial will be at Sylvan Hills in Greene, NY at the convenience of the family. A memorial gathering will be held in Elmira at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made in Susan's memory to the Elmira Animal Shelter, 842 Linden Place, Elmira, NY 14901 or Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 New York 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Star Gazette – November 19, 2013   

 

WARFEL Gene L. Warfel

age 74 of Tioga, PA died on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at his home. Born April 24, 1939 in Conestoga, PA, he was the son of the late Lester and Edna Warfel. He married Betty Heitzenrater on February 14, 1981. Gene retired from the Dresser Rand in Painted Post, NY after 25 years of service. He loved Nascar racing and was a Jeff Gordon fan. He got great pleasure from the visits with his grandchildren, “They loved their Pop.” Gene is survived by his loving wife, Betty; his daughter, Kelly (Duane) Marbaker of Tioga, PA; sons and daughters, Jeff, Lorie, Brian, Bradley and Stephen, all of the Lancaster area; his grandchildren, Joseph (Jennifer) Rogers of Tioga, PA, and Courtney and Caitlyn Marbaker of Tioga, PA; great grandchildren, Kristin Rogers, Joshua Rogers, and Jayden Marbaker, all of Tioga, PA and a sister, Gail Shank of Conestoga, PA. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA on Saturday, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Tioga Volunteer Fire Department, 7 Rarrick Dr., Tioga, PA 16946.  Funeral home obituary – November 21, 2013  

 

WATKINS Joseph E. Watkins

77, died Tuesday morning, November 20th 2013, at his home in Snowflake, AZ with his family. Preceded by his parents, Rodney Gleason (11-20-2000) and Freida Louise (Pond 2010), wife, Marjorie Jane (Baker 2007), brother, Rodney Arthur, nephews, Tracy Vargeson, Baby Shedden, Stewart Worthen. Survived by siblings, Harold Eugene (Tex), Maria Elena (Mena) (Vargeson, Reese), Iolani Lucretia (Loni) (Ruhmel). Also survived by children, Amelia, Timothy, Brian, Joseph C. and Mary Kathryn (Katie), 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and a very large extended family. Cremation performed by Silver Creek Mortuary, Snowflake, AZ. Memorial services to be held later at the family's convenience in Flagstaff, AZ.   Star Gazette – November 27, 2013 

 

WHEELER LaDrue V. "Dewey"

Age 78 of Millerton, PA died on Sunday December 1, 2013 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on February 5, 1935 the son of the late John and Murna Wheeler. LaDrue is survived by his wife and best friend of 58 years, Gladys F. Wheeler; children, Helen at home, Susan (David) Shaw of Elmira, NY, Gary (Emma) Wheeler of Lawrenceville, PA, William (Dawn) Wheeler of Dundee, NY, and Laurie (Brian) Clark of Millerton, PA; also 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; sister, Dalores Austin, of Millerton; brother, Shirley Wheeler of Millerton; sisters in-law, Judith Wheeler of Millerton and Mary Wheeler of Elmira, NY. Along with his parents, his brothers, John and Keith Wheeler, predeceased him. LaDrue retired from General Electric Corporation and was a farmer for many years. It was his request that there be no formal services, arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – December 3, 2013 

 

WOODRUFF Jane W. (Auntie) WILBER

Age 67 of Elmira, NY.  She was born January 8, 1946 in Sayre, PA and died Friday, November 22, 2013 unexpectedly at home. She was predeceased by her parents James and Edna (Snyder) Woodruff and is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, James J. Wilber; favorite niece Karen and Randy VanNess of Pine City; 1 brother and 4 sisters including Margaret and John Moore of WA; several nieces and nephews. Jane loved to read and go to household sales. She was a wonderful wife and aunt, always there for her family. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, November 26th from 4 to 6 pm.  Star Gazette – November 24, 2013  

 

ZOSH Albert Zosh

age 78, of Lopez, Pa., died on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Albert was born July 28, 1935, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a son of the late Andrew G. and Susan Homza Zosh. He graduated from Turnpike High School, a member of the class of 1953. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and served in the U.S., and also in Japan, and was discharged in 1958. During his time in the service he completed a year of college. Upon discharge, he was employed as a member of the Meriden CT Fire Department and served there until retiring in 1983. In Meriden, he enjoyed camping with his family and was also the president of the local International Association of Fire Fighters, and moved to Lopez in 1986. In retirement he enjoyed collecting colored gemstones. He also loved to be with his grandchildren, as they were the light of his life. He was formerly a member of Ss. Peter and Paul's Byzantine Catholic Church, in Lopez, Pa., and was currently a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa. Surviving are his daughter, Sonia Ann (Andrew) Wendt of Constableville, N.Y.; three brothers, Andrew J. Zosh of Montrose, Pa., Thomas Zosh of Akron, N.Y., and John Zosh of Alden, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Madeleine O'Leary of Meriden, Conn.; brother-in-law, Robert Halliday of Langhorne, Pa.; son-in-law, James Craddock of Dushore, Pa.; four grandchildren, Morgan Burd, Aimee Craddock, Sophia Burd and Hewson Burd, all of Constableville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Monica Lynn Craddock of Dushore, Pa., on Oct. 21, 2012; a brother, Stephen Zosh of Lopez, Pa., on Dec. 3, 1979; and a sister, Isabelle Halliday of Mildred, Pa., on Jan. 28, 1983.A transferal service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in Ss. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Lopez, Pa. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday at the Homer Funeral Home. Towanda Daily Review – November 19, 2013

 

 

? Joanna B. Boettner

88, of South Corning, died peacefully at home on November 14, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, George Boettner, on March 22, 2010, and her very special granddaughter, Amy Snow, on September 9, 1995. She is survived by her children: Carolyn (Peter) Calkins of Corning, NY, Jeffrey (Judy) Boettner of Campbell, NY, Barbara (James) Schirmer of Brighton, NY, and Susan (Thomas) Woodhouse of Canandaigua, NY. She is also survived by three grandsons: Andrew (Tara) Snow of Wilton, CT, Matthew (Leigh) Schirmer of Penfield, NY, and Timothy (Tessa) Schirmer of Webster, NY. She also leaves behind great-grandchildren: Molly, Phoebe, and Henry Snow and Camryn and Anna Schirmer. Joanna was born in Shanghai, China while her father was employed by Standard Oil. After moving back to the states at the age of two, her family was transferred many times to various locations. She moved alone to Corning, NY in 1944 to become a lab technician at Corning Hospital and met her future husband, George, in the choir at First United Methodist Church. Joanna loved her new hometown and, while raising her family, spent many years volunteering at Corning Hospital, Corning Philharmonic, Civic Music, and Red Cross Blood Bank. Joanna was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow recipient and she and George received the Corning Hospital Blue Ribbon Award in 2000. They were also Legend Members of the Corning Country Club. Her other loves were knitting, playing bridge, spending winters in Anna Maria Island, FL, and summers at their cottage on Keuka Lake where many happy memories were made with family and friends. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers for their dedication to our mother over the past few years. We can't imagine what her life would have been like without their tremendous love and support. A celebration of Joanna's life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Any memorial donations can be made to CareFirst, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; Corning Area Community Concert Band, PO Box 943, Corning, NY 14830; or a charity of one's choice. Joanna's family has entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. in Corning. Star Gazette – November 20, 2013 

 

? Sherrill Ann Nott

Lindley, NY: With dignity and grace, Sherrill Ann Nott, age 65, of Lindley, NY, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 5, 2013, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. A private service was held at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney St., Corning. Burial was held in Sampson Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Romulus, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to Care First, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette – December 9, 2013  

 

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