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 One
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.


 

ALEXANDER Harold H. "Rusty" Alexander, Jr.

age 59, of Covington, PA, died unexpectedly Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Bloomsburg Hospital. Rusty was born April 15, 1954 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Harold H. Alexander, Sr. and Viola "Tillie" (Tillotson) Gorda. He worked as a Union Carpenter in Union Hall, Scranton, PA. Rusty enjoyed watching football and his favorite team, The Pittsburgh Steelers, was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed listening to the blues. He was a member of the Modicker Mudders in Morris, PA  Rusty is survived by his father and step-mother, Harold H. Sr. and Jenny Alexander of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Carissa L. "Keri" and Tom Alexander of Morris, PA; a grandson, Dylan Cavanaugh; a great granddaughter, Lilly Cavanaugh; his loving companion, Karen Tsoucalas of Covington, PA; brother, Timothy Alexander of Wellsboro, PA, 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Jenifier "J.J." Gorda of Blossburg, PA, Patricia "Pat" and Robert Dean of Wellsboro, PA; a step-brother, Michael Gorda of Wellsboro, PA; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a step-sister, Catherine Troisi in September, 2010, and his mother, Viola Gorda.  Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will follow at 8:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the funeral chapel to assist with funeral expenses. Funeral home obituary – December 21, 2013   

 

BEALES Josephine B. [SRGP 09808]

Corning – Josephine B. Calkins, 81 of 208 Baker St., died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1988 at Corning Hospital.  She was born Jan. 1, 1907 in Corning, daughter of Ernest and Ella Lefler Beales.  She and Faye A. Calkins were married, Aug. 9, 1935 in Big Flats.  He survives.  Also surviving is one niece, Marjorie Rising of Corning.  Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter’s Funeral Home where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. David Braid officiating.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.     

 

BLAIR Michael Earl Blair

67, of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his home. He was born July 24, 1946, in Battle Creek, Mich., a son of Grover Cleveland "Curley" and Louise (Willison) Blair. Michael was a retired police officer, constable, past president of F.O.P., a member of the V.F.W., American Legion and Moose Club. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Vietnam war. Michael is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer and John Dunkleberger of Battle Creek, Mich., Kelly Blair of Elkland; four grandchildren, Laura and Marie Dunkleberger, Zachary Blair, and Dakota Cox. He was predeceased by an infant brother, Jim Blair and his parents. In keeping with Michael's wishes, there will be no services. A memorial dinner will be held on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 3 p.m., at the Moose in Elkland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, Pa. 18848. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 12, 2013   

 

BLANCKE (Adams), Thomas James, Sr.

Thomas died on December 14, 2013; he was born on February 28, 1989. He is survived by his wife Laurie, son Thomas Jr., father Billy, mother Michele, grandmother Ruth, several brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY on Monday, December 23 from 1 to 2 PM. Funeral service will follow at 2 PM with interment at the Cayuta Cemetery. Star Gazette – December 21, 2013  

 

BLEILER Robert William Bleiler

61, of Gaines, formerly of Lancaster, Pa., died on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Pa. Born Apr. 4, 1952, in Chester, Pa., he was a son of the late William A. and Thelma M. (Sykes) Bleiler. Bob served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a very patriotic man who enjoyed gardening and would help a friend or stranger at any time. Surviving are, long time soul mate, Faith Gallagher, Galeton; two sons, Robert and Shawn Bleiler; a daughter, Amber Bleiler; a brother, William Bleiler; two sisters, Barbara Leary and Beatrice Bleiler; and his beloved dogs, Crazy Lady and Knucklehead. Bob was predeceased by a sister, Beth Loyld. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Sunday, Dec., 22, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a memorial service following at 2 p.m. The Rev. John Knudson will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion. Wellsboro Gazette – December 16, 2013

 

BOMBARGER Carrol J. FULLER

Age 87 of Elmira, NY. She was born September 23, 1926 in Elmira, daughter of the late Carl and Catherine (Krouse) Bombarger and died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, William R. Fuller; stepdaughter Renee (Nicholas) DiBartolomeo of Elmira; grandchildren Heather (Jason) Wood, Nicholas DiBartolomeo, Jr. and Debbie DiBartolomeo all of Elmira; brothers Carl Bombarger of Horseheads and Richard Bombarger of Elmira; sister-in-law Pat (Jim) Stewart of Lowman along with several nieces and nephews. Carrol retired from Thatcher Glass after 42 years of service. After retiring, she and Bill traveled the country in their motorhome for 10 years, returning to Elmira. She was an avid bowler and golfer. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Monday, December 16th at 11 am at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. Mark Brown will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Carrol through donations to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Star Gazette – December 12, 2013  

 

BRADSHAW Janet CHIUMENTO

79, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Coudersport, PA, Hammonton, NJ, and Elm, NJ, died Monday, December 23, 2013 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.   Born March 29, 1934, in Crisfield, MD, she was the daughter of Hezekiah and Florence Tull Bradshaw.   On November 7, 1954, in Elm, NJ, she married Carmen N. Chiumento, who predeceased her in 1992.   She and her husband owned and operated C&J Blouse Co. for many years.   Surviving are:  a daughter, Dina (Erin) Buck of Genesee;  a son, Carmen (Denise) Chiumento, II of Coudersport;  five grandchildren, Tigan (Jason) Lewis, Carmen Chiumento, III, Kiah Chiumento, Jesse Buck, and Jenna Buck;  many nieces and nephews;  and dear friend, Ernie Pagano of Galeton.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by eleven siblings.   A graveside service will be held in Raymond Cemetery at a later date.   Memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.   Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Funeral home obituary – December 25, 2013  

 

BUSS Tedd Allan Buss

52, of Blossburg, died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.  He was born on June 16, 1961, in Wellsboro, a son of Theodore V. Buss and Myrna J. Graham.  Tedd was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his parents; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Deborah and Norman Mosher of Jacksonville, Fla., Terri and Jerry Locey of Wellsboro, niece, Caitlin Locey and a nephew, Eric Locey.  A private memorial service will be held at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, with the Rev. Jody Reese officiating. Wellsboro Gazette – December 25, 2013 

 

CAHILL Robert T.

Age 84, of Elmira and Fort Myers FL, died Thursday, December 12, 2013. Bob was born October 18, 1929 in Bath NY the son of Marie (Griffin) and Thomas Cahill. He is predeceased by his first wife Margaret L. Crane Cahill. Bob is survived by his wife Patricia A. Cahill; step children, Thomas Cosentino, Robert (Beth) Cosentino, Phillip Cosentino and Rosemarie Cosentino; sister Teresa Blencowe; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rosemary Negri, Sally and Ben Crowl, Nancy and Kenneth Swarthout; along with many nieces and nephews. Bob was a U S Army veteran serving his country during the Korean War. He retired July 1, 1987 as a Vice President-Science Products Division at Corning Incorporated where he had 67 years active and retired service. Bob was a member of the Scientific Apparatus Maker's Association where he served for 12 years on the Board of Directors, including 2 years as Chairman of the Board. He was a member, Director and past President of Corning Country Club, a member of the Elmira Country Club, the Forest Country Club, Fort Myers, Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297, Corning Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 524 and Elmira Heights American Legion Post 154. Bob was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Elmira and Church of the Resurrection in South Fort Myers. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Monday, December 16, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Military honors will be accorded outside the church immediately following. Interment, with committal prayers, will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning NY. Those wishing may remember Bob with a donation to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P O Box 27105, New York NY 10117-2504, or to a charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – December 15, 2013

 

CESARI Dr. Henry A. Cesari

91, Elmira, died 11-21-2013. Arrangements: Kalec Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – December 5, 2013

 

CLARK Sandra L. (Clark) Griffith

69, died 12-03-2013. Arrangements: Olthof Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – December 4, 2013

 

COLLINS Marie R Sharrow

After a 14 year battle with cancer, Marie R. Sharrow, age 67, went to be with the lord on Christmas Day, Wednesday, at her home in Mildred, with her loving family at her side.  Marie was born on July 31, 1946 in Towanda, daughter of the late Harold M. “Red” Collins and Victoria “Veechie” Trasco Collins. Marie attended Turnpike School in Mildred until the new school was built. She was a member of the first graduating class from Sullivan County High School in 1964. Marie married Lee R. Sharrow of Nordmont on July 16, 1966 in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, PA. They had celebrated their 47anniversary in July.  After graduation, Marie worked at the former Endicott Johnson Shoe Co., in Mildred, as payroll clerk. She later left to start her family. During that time period, Marie was a Day Care Mother for many years, working in her own home. She had cared for many children and enjoyed each and every one of them. After being a Day Care mother, she later worked part time for the postal service, where she enjoyed working with the community.  Marie was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred and a member of the IHM Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed life and being around others. The most important things in her life was spending time with her family and being with her two precious grandsons, Ryan and Evan. Her grandsons were the center of her life.  Marie is survived by her husband Lee, a son, Michael L. Sharrow, of Mildred, a daughter, Lisa M. (Emery) Smith, of Dushore, two grandsons, Ryan and Evan Smith, of Dushore, Sisters-in-law, Sherill Collins, of Lowman, NY, and Rosalind Sharrow of Hughesville, brother-in-law, Wayne (June) Sharrow of Rochester, NY, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Marie was predeceased by a brother, James W. “Bonzo” Collins, two infant grandsons, brother-in-law, Dale Sharrow, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Vernon and Lois Booth.  A Transferal Service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, PA with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home on Friday, December 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.  The Family will provide the flowers and request that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, Sullivan County Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Funeral home obituary – December 26, 2013   

 

CUNDY Shirley Anne Cundy Walker

age 79, of Charlotte, NC and formerly of Horseheads, died Friday, December 6, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (Huston) Cundy. Shirley was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother she was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Gastonia, Aquatics Instructor at Stowe's YMCA in Belmont and retired from the Charlotte Mecklenburg County School District as a Special Ed Teacher. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Wilbur Walker; Sons and daughters, Paul Johnson of Mt. Morris, Jeff (Pam) Johnson of Horseheads, Jimmy (Dena) Walker of Virginia Beach, VA, Will (Paula) Walker III of Wilmington, NC; Kathie (Peter) Ray of Denver, NC, Laurie (Kerry) Burden of Buford, GA., Liz (Joe) Santamorena of Brewster, NY; grandchildren, Brandi, Kristin, Peter-John, Jennifer, Cari, Lyndsey, Graham, Danielle, Jamian, Chase, Jona, Jarid, Sarakay, Dakota, Melissa, Nicole and Victoria; and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob Cundy and Craig (Lisa) Cundy all of Horseheads. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her son, Joe Walker. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Saturday December 14, 2013 from 11:00 am-12:00 noon where her service will follow at 12:00 noon. Those wishing may remember Shirley with memorials to All Saints Episcopal Church, 1201 South New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC 28054.  Star Gazette – December 12, 2013  

 

DAVIS Robert E. Davis, Sr

78, of Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – November 28, 2013

 

DEPEW Robert Depew

died at the age of 89 on Friday December 13, 2013 at the Cayuga Medical Center with his loving wife, stepson, brother, grandson and granddaughter close by. Bob was the oldest of seven children and is survived by his wife Paula Depew; stepson, Tom Brown; stepdaughter, Nancy Clark; brothers, George & wife Sharon from Florida, Kenny & friend Jan from Watkins Glen, Albert & wife Thelma from Montour Falls; sister Pauline Patchen from North Chemung; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren & great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Keech Depew; and sister, Gertrude. He attended school in Odessa and later joined the Army. He drove tractor trailer for Boss Linco for over 25 years and drove Stock cars at North Chemung for over 20 years. He was a huge fan of Nascar Racing. His favorite driver was #24 Jeff Gordon. He loved playing cards and spending time at the Moose Lodge 426 at which he was a long standing member. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY on Monday, December 16 from 5 to 7 PM. His funeral service will be held there on Tuesday at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Moose Lodge #426 in Montour Falls, NY.  Star Gazette – December 15, 2013   

 

DeSARNO Alexander C.

ATLANTA, GA: 37, formerly of Hector, NY, died unexpectedly December 8, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. He is survived by his parents, Quentin Louis and Caroline (Ebel) DeSarno; and brother, Emerson; also, Phylissa DeSarno and Peter Widynski, William Jr. and Phyllis DeSarno, Aalia DeSarno, Yvonne Overbeck, Leah Stevens, Annie DeSarno and Holli DeSarno, Camilla (Ebel) Goodman, Constance Ebel and Lawrence Ebel, and many, many dear friends. Our Ray of Sunshine, beloved son and best of friends is grievously missed. A celebration of his life will be announced in May 2014. We are grateful for all the kindness, prayers and light sent to us.  Star Gazette – December 19, 2013   

 

DINGLE Ronald W. Dingle Sr.

70, of Galeton passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.  While he resided in Galeton for the past six years, he was originally a native of White Deer, Pennsylvania.  Additionally, he lived in the Turbotville and Watsontown areas for about twenty years each.   He was born on December 19, 1942, a son of the late Frederick Joseph Dingle, Sr. and Alberta Mae (Huff) Dingle.  He leaves his wife, Sandy K. Dingle, for whom he was married to for nearly 25 years.  Having being wed on February 14, 1989, they were looking forward to celebrating their silver anniversary on Valentine's Day, 2014.  Losing his father early in life, he needed to grow up quickly as a young man in order to help support his mother and younger brother.  After high school graduation, at the age of 17 in 1960, he started working for American Home Foods in Milton, Pa.  He remained employed with this company until his noteworthy retirement in 2002, completing 42 faithful and devoted years of service.  Throughout his tenure, he worked in many aspects of the manufacturing of “Chef Boy-Ar-Dee” products.  He started his career in the Mushroom Plant and moved on to become a manager of the vegetable fields- overseeing the local farming and growing of tomatoes.  He completed his career working inside the factory managing the kitchen preparation and batch formulation operations.  Outside of work, he had many interests and hobbies.  First, he was an avid outdoorsman.  He spent numerous hours of his life, hunting, fishing, and trapping- learning to coexist with the environment and wildlife.  He enjoyed sharing these activities with his brother, sons, and friends.  As such, he was a long-time member of the Limberger Cabin located on the White Deer Pike.  He was proud to be a Founding Father and co-owner of Blue Run Farm, Inc.- a hunting and fishing club located in Tioga County.  He has served as the Secretary/Treasurer since its inception in 1969 and his knowledge, management skills, and leadership will surely be missed.  His keen eye and marksmanship has bagged him a bountiful assortment of game throughout his journey through life; as a result, he was a very successful and well rewarded outdoorsman.  To say that he loved to cook and eat would be an understatement.  He would often turn a simple meal at the cabin into a meal of grandeur since he insisted that he had to make the pasta fresh himself.  This love of cooking led him to the development and ownership of his business “Oink & Cluck Party Roasting Service”.  With this venture, he provided full catering or a simple roasting of a pig or chicken for nearly a decade.  This was a very successful endeavor and for several years, he maintained a stand at the annual McClure Bean Soup Festival.   He recently took his latest hobby, collecting post cards, to the next level by becoming an author.  He penned his first book “Around Galeton and Coudersport, a Postcard History Series” in 2008.  He recently completed his second narrative- a project completed specifically for the Galeton Public Library.  At the time of his passing, he was working on his third post card history book.   Another recent hobby of his was the making of homemade wine.  He enjoyed learning about the process and developing his own style.  He would frequently provide a bottle or two at the hunting camp or family events to help keep the spirits lively.  Recently, he even won some awards for his wine in an amateur wine making competition.   Earlier in life, he enjoyed raising livestock and participating in the family butchering events.  He was an avid bowler and member of many organizations such as the Moose, VFW, and American Legion.  He graduated from Milton High School in 1960 and was proud to be one of the last few remaining students from the last class from the White Deer Elementary. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law: Ronald W. Dingle, Jr. and his wife Allison of Catawissa; Donald E. Dingle and Lisa A. Boyer of Lewisburg; one daughter and son-in-law: Michele I. Fisher and her husband Kevin of Trevorton; four step-daughters: Cindy and her husband John McCarthy of Gaines; Lisa and her husband Jeff Lazorchak of Germania; Sandy and her husband Mike Bennett of Ulysses; Vicki and her husband Bobby Sherwood of Ulysses; and one brother: Frederick Joseph Dingle, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition, he is survived by 18 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one infant son.   In keeping with his personal wishes, there will be no public services performed.  Memorials may be made to the Potter County Historical Society, 308 N. Main St., Coudersport, PA 16915 or the Galeton Public Library, 5 Park Lane, Galeton, PA 16922.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 11, 2013

 

DISBROW Edward J.

Age 21 of Elmira, NY. He was born September 15, 1992 in Elmira, the son of Scott and Roxanne (Schilling) Disbrow and died Saturday, December 21, 2013 unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his father Scott on October 19, 2010 and is survived by his mother Roxanne; siblings Scott II (Jill) of Elmira, Thomas (Caron) of Ticonderoga, NY, Alana (Will), Joseph (Caitlyn) and Matthew Zimmer (Nikki) all of Elmira; maternal grandmother Polly Cain of Elmira; nieces and nephews Calei, John, Giuliana, Jazlyn, Joseph, Benjamin, Liddy and Dresden; several aunts, uncles and cousins including aunt Lori Jordan and cousin Amanda Jordan both of Elmira; close friends Robert Quick, Johnny Case, Corey Narosky and Kyle Harrison. Ed was employed with Best Buy in Nichols, NY. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, December 28th from 6 to 8 pm. His memorial service will follow at 8 pm.  Funeral home obituary – December 25, 2013  

 

GAVIN Francis J. (Frank) Gavin

age 80, of Stevensville, Herrick Twp., Pa., died on Dec. 13, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Frank was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 2, 1933, son of the late James T. and Agnes Moran Gavin. He attended Germantown High School and Dobbins Vocational School. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and was sent to Korea as a radio telegraph operator. Upon return to the States he went to work for Capital Airlines in Harrisburg before transferring to United Airlines in Philadelphia where he met and married the former Mary Ann Kotnarowski on July 13, 1957. They just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past summer. He worked various jobs throughout his career, ending as construction manager with Trane Thermal of Conshohocken, Pa., from which he retired in 1985. Projects throughout his career allowed him to travel far and wide. From winters in Thule, Greenland and Nome, Alaska, to summers in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and just about everywhere in between. Frank was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1972. Through the years, even though the activities of daily living became more and more difficult, he fought hard against the disease. He and Mary Ann were active in their local chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society; and, worked with others living with this disease. Frank enjoyed spending time with his family, watching news and sports, and playing toss with his faithful dog Molly. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter Linda Vincent of Pocono Lake, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law Mark and Virginia, of Alden, Pa.; brothers and sisters-in-law William and Valerie, of Westminster, Md.; John and Melinda of Willow Grove, Pa.; a sister, Catherine Pyne, of Malvern, Pa.; and a brother-in-law Joseph Kotnarowski, of Old Forge, Pa. Numerous nieces and nephews including a special niece Mary Ellen Didden who with her father Bill Gavin is actively involved in the Multiple Sclerosis Society. For the past 20 years they have participated in walks and fundraising for MS awareness and the search for a cure. Frank's two older brothers, James and Thomas Gavin, are deceased. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at St. Mary's Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Route 6, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph Manarchuck presiding. Friends and family may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 and from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Maryland Chapter, 2219 York Road, Suite 302, Timonium, MD 21093.   Towanda Daily Review – December 14, 2013  

 

GEFFERS Kolby Ryan Geffers

Bolivar, NY: Kolby Ryan Geffers, 17, of 2653 West Notch Rd., died on Friday, December 13, 2013, in the Town of Genesee as the result of an auto accident. He was born in Wellsboro, PA on December 19, 1995, the son of Troy Simmons and Kerensa Geffers. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was an Honor Student in the Senior Class at the Bolivar-Richburg Central School. Kolby enjoyed being with his family, hunting, cars, soccer, hiking, fishing, and riding ATVs. He was attending the BOCES Campus in Belmont and was excelling in the welding program and had received a scholarship from Ohio Tech to become a professional welder upon graduation from high school. Surviving are: father, Troy Simmons of Westfield, PA; mother, Kerrie Johnson of Bolivar; stepfather, Rhett Johnson of Bolivar; sisters, Brystal Tompkins and Te'a Johnson of Bolivar and Haylee Simmons of Westfield, PA; brother, Brant Johnson of Bolivar; paternal grandparents, Bob and Barbara Simmons of Westfield, PA; maternal grandmother, Kathi Nelson of Little Genesee, NY; step-grandparents, Jerry and Brenda Johnson of Newton, MO; also many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Joel Geffers. Friends may call today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Crosstown Alliance Church, 450 N. Highland Ave. in Wellsville. Rev. Jeremy Gorham officiating. Burial will be at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Community Bank, 113 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895 in care of Bessie Jones. This will establish a scholarship in Kolby's name for a future welder. Star Gazette – December 17, 2013

 

GOAD Verona G. Danner

Age 77, of Millport, NY, died on Monday, December 23, 2013, at home. She was born on March 11, 1936 in Stuttgart, AR to the late James and Anna (Witt) Goad. Verona is survived by her husband, Bernard Danner of Millport; son, Andrew Danner of Mecklenburg, NY; daughter, Joan (James) Pierce of Horseheads; brothers, Dale (Elizabeth) Goad of AR, Ralph (Karen) Goad of AR and James (Geneva) Goad of AR; sister, Patricia Masters of KS; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 26th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Love Church, 3136 Lake Road, Horseheads and there again on Friday, December 27th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral service will take place there at 12 p.m. with her son-in-law, Bishop James Pierce officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – December 25, 2013 

 

GUILE Donald L.

Age 81 of Stoneybrook Dr. East died after an extend illness on Monday December 9, 2013. He was born in Olean, NY on November 12, 1932 to Lloyd and Blanche (Rowe) Guile. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janice (Wilmot) Guile; daughters and son, Kathleen Guile of Elmira, Stephanie Guile and Lisa Raber both of Cleveland OH; son, James (Michele) Guile of Corning; grandchildren, Matthew and Jonathan Guile; brother, Gary (Gail) Guile of Dansville, NY; nieces and nephews. Don was also predeceased by his sister, Janice Jerome in 1994. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Horseheads and a retired research scientist at Corning Inc., Sullivan Park. Over the years Don held several patents while working with Corning Inc. He was a graduate of Dansville High School and received both his B.S. and PhD at Alfred University. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Don especially enjoyed working outside in his yard. At Don's request a service will take place privately at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may remember Don with memorials to Southern Tier Food Bank 388 Upper Oakwood Ave. Elmira, NY 14903 or Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA-2435 St. Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Star Gazette – December 11, 2013

 

HAGLUND Raymond

Rochester, NY: died December 7, 2013 at the age of 87. He is predeceased by his wife, Blanche; grandson, Michael; and sister, Joan McLean. He is survived by his children, David Haglund, Thomas (Cindy) Haglund, Mary (Dan) McDonald, Robert (Judy) Haglund, Judy (Robert) Stowell, Timothy Haglund, Theresa (Charles) Yeakel; grandchildren, Leah (Clayton), Mathew (Sarah), Larry (Crystal), Peter, Adam, Sarah (Nick), Alex, Josh, Marten and Katie; great-grandchildren, Grayden and Rylan; brothers, James (Betty) and Richard (Millie) Haglund. Family and friends may call on WEDNESDAY, 6-8 p.m., at Miller Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. (3325 Winton Road South, Rochester). His Memorial Mass will be celebrated on THURSDAY, 11:15 a.m., in the Church of the Assumption (20 East Ave., Fairport). Private interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heathwood Assisted Living (100 Elderwood Ct., Penfield, NY 14526).  Star Gazette – December 10, 2013

 

HAND Faye M. MEISE

77, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born January 28, 1936, in Harrison Valley, she was the daughter of Derward and Gladys Garner Hand. On February 20, 1965, in Whitesville, NY, she married Harry L. Meise, who predeceased her in 1992. She was employed by the Northern Tier Children’s Home in Harrison Valley. Faye volunteered with the foster grandparent program with Head Start in Knoxville. Surviving are: three sons, Charles (Joanne) Wright of Knoxville, Terry (Cindy) Wright of Galeton, and Jason (Lisa) Meise of Westfield; four daughters, Joanie Caane of Duke Center, Lisa K. Wright of Westfield, Tina (Reuben) Manny of Mills, and Kelly (Dave) Erhard of Ulysses; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two brothers, William Hervey (Patricia) Hand of Harrison Valley and Frank (Evelyne) Hand of Ulysses; a sister, Kay (Sam) Whitsell of Wellsville, NY; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Sarah Shutt; three sisters, Linda Mae Lewis, Onalee VanTreese, and Audrey L. Lampman. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, December 16, 2013 from 12:00 –2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 14, 2013 

 

HANES Rhonda Hurd

58, of Galeton, PA, died Sunday, December 15, 2013 in her home. Born December 8, 1955, in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of Glen and Joyce Turner Hanes. She was employed locally by Helpmates and Kane Magnetics. Surviving are: her companion of 13 years, Max Hoppe; her parents, Glen and Joyce Hanes of Galeton; two sons, Michael (Amy) Tanner, III of Tioga, PA and Robert Hurd of Galeton; a step-son, Eric Hoppe of Galeton; a step-daughter, Kara Hoppe of Galeton; three grandchildren; two sisters, Kelly (William) Hackworth of Silver Springs, FL and Tracey (David) Holley of Gold, PA; an uncle, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by an infant son, Edward K. Tanner; and a sister, Kimblya Lottie.  Friends may call Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 2:00 –4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Services will be held in Parker Hill Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Galeton Public Library, 5 Park Lane, Galeton, PA 16922 or the Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – December 17, 2013 

 

HAYES Edith "Edie" Hayes Brigham

75, of Laceyville, Pa., died on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2013 in her home after a very long battle with cancer. Her husband, sons and daughters were at her side through her last days, praying, singing hymns and reading scripture. Edith was born April 15, 1938 in Birchardville, Pa., to the late Lester and Miriam Bushnell Hayes, one of seven children. She graduated from Montrose High School, Montrose, Pa., in 1956. Edith married Robert E. Brigham 57 years ago and together they raised five children. Edie was a dedicated mother, homemaker and virtuous wife. She was an active member of the Braintrim Baptist Church for over five decades, a Sunday School teacher, youth leader with her husband, and an AWANA leader for over 35 years. Edie loved working outdoors, landscaping, mowing her lawn and enjoying God's creation but most of all her biggest pleasure was to serve Jesus and share the Good News of the Gospel with everyone she met, and she made Laceyville her mission field for over 55 years. She held and attended many Bible studies over her lifetime and memorized large sections of scripture which were of great comfort to her. She is survived by her loving husband Robert (Bob) Brigham; their five children and their spouses Raymond (Susan) Brigham of Spring Hill, Randy (Rene') Brigham of Laceyville, Robert G. Brigham of Laceyville, Leah Sapp of Dallas Texa, and Miriam (Mike) Lutes of Kingsville, Ohio; her 15 grandchildren and their spouses Amanda (Justin) Millard, Eric (Jessica), and Adam, Preston (Rochelle) and Jay (Dezra), Brianna, Nichole, Alyssa, Miranda, Erica, Tyler and Janae, Taymar, Katherine and Justin; and 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother George (Sandy) Hayes, and three sisters Barbara (John) Murphy-Howard, Pricilla (Charles) Ellis and Dorothy (Dick) Joyce. She was predeceased by two sisters Judy Malony and Joann Roberson. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. from the Braintrim Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Davis of the church officiating. Interment will follow at the Lacey Street Cemetery. There will be a private viewing for the family from 8-9 a.m. and public calling hours from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements will be entrusted to the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Laceyville, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – December 12, 2013  

 

HECK Geraldine R. Davies

60, of Knoxville, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 1, 1953 in Wellsboro, a daughter of Gerald and Jetta (Borden) Heck. Geraldine was the wife of George L. Davies for 42 years. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, painting, gardening, cooking, baking and animals. Geraldine is survived by her husband, George; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Mariann Davies, Knoxville; Michael Davies, Williamsport; Mark and Jasmine Davies, Knoxville; a daughter, Stephanie Davies, Williamsport; 9 grandchildren, Doyle, Damion, Marleigha, Natosha, Seth, Allora, Gavin, Kerryn, Cassandra; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Vern and Jennifer Heck, Covington; Fred Heck, Williamsport; a brother-in-law, Richard Davies, Knoxville; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Emmit Baker, Williamsport; Connie and Robert Johnson, Tioga; Eva Carson, Wellsboro; a sister-in-law, Elaine Rush of Rushville, NY. She was predeceased by brothers, Terry and Carl Heck. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, Pa. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 2520 Elisha Ave., Zion, IL 60099. Wellsboro Gazette – December 16, 2013 

 

HOVIS Colton James Hovis

Colton James Hovis, 22, died on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, unexpectedly in his home.  He was the son of Saskia L. Davis Cohick (David), his mother and step-father of Wellsboro and Michael Hovis his father of Grove City; Colton was born Nov.17,1991, in Grove City. He enjoyed hunting and snowboarding. Colton attended Mansfield University, after graduating from Wellsboro High School with the class of 2010. He was employed at Costys Gas Company.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Sherri Hovis of Wellsboro; numerous grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.  Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Wellsboro  Gazette – December 18, 2013  

 

HUGHES Russell W. Hughes

58, of Mansfield, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born Aug. 1, 1955, in Blossburg, son of Harry W. and Emma B. (Simmons) Hughes. Russell was the husband of Linda (Robinson) Hughes and would have celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on Jan. 21, 2014. He was a Penn State fan, Eagles fan, enjoyed the Grateful Dead, loved his family and his dog, Lacey Louise. Russell was a disabled United States Army Veteran. Russell is survived by his wife, Linda; a son, Brandon Hughes of Wellsboro; step-son, Eric (Trudy) Schultz of Mansfield; step-daughter, Lindsay (Conrad) Crance of Lawrenceville; step-grandchildren, Maddison, Robert, Darby, Gabriel; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Kathy Hughes of Sayre, Ivan and Wanda Hughes of Dallas, Texas, Mark and Janice Hughes of Wellsboro; two sisters and brothers-in-law; Anita and Charles Jackson of Tioga, Eleanor and Layne Conrad of Mansfield, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Glenn Hughes. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at the funeral chapel at 7 p.m., with Pastor Calvin Yoder officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Wellsboro Gazette – December 16, 2013

 

HYDER Edward George Hyder, Jr.

83 of Corning NY went home to be with God on Monday December 9th, 2013 after a long illness. Born in Corning, NY the son of the late Edward and Mary (Nessle) Hyder, Sr. Ed served during the Korean war in the Army from March 2, 1951 until his Honorable Discharge on March 13, 1953. Ed married Agnes Strawser on April 15, 1967 in their hometown of Corning and had two children, Edward G. (Karen) Hyder III and Karen Marie (Ahmed) Mustafa. Ed was predeceased by his sister, Reba Lewis and is survived by his sisters: Rose Hyder and Evelyn Breuilly; wife, Aggie; brother-in-law, Tom Strawser; son, Eddie (Karen); daughter, Karen Marie (Ahmed), and four grandchildren: Zachariah, Gabriel, Sabriya and Rhana Mustafa and extended family including many nieces and nephews. Ed owned and operated Hyder's Grocery with Aggie and his sisters, Rose and Evie. The grocery store first opened on Market Street and re-opened in 1973 after the flood and operated until in 1997 when the building was sold to become what is today the Cancer Center. Hyder's was a well-known landmark in Corning, the place where everyone from the CEO's to small children shopped, always greeted by Ed with a warm smile and personal greeting. If you wanted a special cut of meat or a unique beer, Hyder's was the place to go. After the store closed, Ed enjoyed spending time visiting friends and family in town, hoping the next lottery ticket would be the winning one, and visiting his kids and grandkids in Rochester. A lifelong NY Giants fan, Ed was often found tuning in on Sunday afternoons to watch the game and the rest of the time enjoyed watching old Westerns with his cat, Felix curled up on his lap. The family will greet well-wishers at the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney St. Corning from 4 to 7pm Friday December 13th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday December 14th at 11:00am at St. Vincent's Church, 222 Dodge Ave. Corning, burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Food Pantry, SPCA or to All Saints Parish. Star Gazette – December 11, 2013 

 

JONES Sandra (Jones) Strobridge

of Winter Haven Florida, formerly of Elmira, died after a courageous battle with cancer on November 26, 2013 at age 64. Sandra was a 1967 graduate of Southside High School, She went on with her schooling to become an LPN. She was loved and will be forever missed by her family and friends. She loved making quilts and knitting for her family and friends. She stayed strong and kept her sense of humor up to the day of her passing. She is survived by her son, Jason Carr and wife Rebecca; grandchildren Brayden and Mackenzie; her daughter, Shannon Carr and her sister, Shirley Norton; brother, Bryce Strobridge and wife Mary with son, Gary; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dawn and Stan Jones, Helen and Leo Jones and George Jones of Florida; several aunts, uncles, cousins and her very best friend, Kathy (Magno) Kohberger.  Star Gazette – December 22, 2013   

 

KNAPP Laurie Ann Knapp

41, of 123 South Thomas Avenue, Sayre, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Laurie was born Nov. 2, 1972 in Sayre, the daughter of the late LeRoy and Barbara Young Knapp.  She attended Sayre High School.  Laurie loved spending time with family and friends.  She is survived by her brother, Robert L. Knapp and wife Billie Jo of Monroeton; nephews, Bradley and Dillon Benjamin; niece, Kari Knapp; companion, Herbie Vanderpool; special friend, Merial Coston; and canine companion, Teddy.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.   Sayre Morning Times – December 20, 2013  

 

LAMBERT Harold Anthony ("Hal") Lambert

of Sayre, PA, died unexpectedly on December 13, 2013 at home. Hal was born at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, September 25, 1942. He was the son of Harold F. ("Bert") Lambert and Mary (Collins) Lambert. Hal is survived by his wife, Janet and daughters, Eileen (John) Hall of Sayre, PA and Andrea Lambert of New York City. Other survivors are his mother, Mary A. Lambert, living at Elderwood in Waverly, NY; sisters, Mary C. (Arthur) Dimock of Barton, NY, Peg (Roger) Ilardi and Anne Lambert, both of Victor, NY; four nephews, three nieces, and forty cousins. Hal was a graduate of Athens High School, Class of 1960. He enlisted in the US Navy after graduation. He served from 1962-1966, which included tours on submarines and an assignment to the Pentagon. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, he went on and graduated from Rochester Business Institute. He opened Hal's Hot Dog Stand on May 11, 1978, which shortly thereafter expanded to include Lambert's Ice Cream Parlor. The opening of Lambert Chocolatier was soon to follow, and this popular establishment still remains in business in Sayre, PA. He also worked as a sales executive for WBNG-TV in Binghamton, NY and retired from WETM-TV in Elmira, NY. He served on the St. James School Council and later as the President of the Waverly School Board. He was also chosen as the Valley Business Person of the year. Hal became involved in Greyhound adoption and formed the Sayre Satellite of Keystone Greyhounds, which has placed over eighty Greyhounds within a sixty-mile radius of Sayre, PA. A funeral mass celebrating Hal's life will be held at 10 o'clock a.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at St. James Church in Waverly, NY. The Reverend Wm. Moorby will be assisted by The Reverend Vincent Langan. Donations may be sent  Star Gazette – December 17, 2013    

 

LEWIS Donald Richard Lewis

age 69, of New Era, Pa., died on Friday evening at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, with his loving family at his side. Richard was born October 28, 1944, in Terry Township at his family home. He was the son of the late Donald Cameron Lewis and Dolly Heath Lewis. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School as a member of the class of 1962. He served in the U.S. Air Force a member of the 8th Tactical Wing in Ubon, Thailand, during the Vietnam War. He became an electrician through the GI Bill and worked on construction in Texas. He married the former Selvia Reeves of Houston, Texas on July 1, 1973. He and Selvia moved back to Pennsylvania in 1974 and he went to work for RD Goss for 14 years, until relocating to Lock Haven where he was employed by Hammermill Paper Company which later became International Paper. After the plant closed he began working for Craftmaster Mfg. in Wysox, Pa., from which he retired in 2008.Richard was a member of the New Era Methodist Church and a past member of the Sugar Valley Lions Club. He loved riding motorcycles, he also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, NASCAR, and Formula One racing. His special love was being with his grandchildren. Surviving is his spouse Selvia, at home, three daughters Andrea Summers, Heilwood, Pa., Diane (Michael) Elmore, Leesburg, Va., Katherine (Edward) Armstrong, Huntingdon, Pa.; three sisters Shirley Lewis Butler, Springfield, Va., Jean Adams, Buckhannon, W.Va., Frances (James) Elliott, Falls Church, Va.; three grandchildren Andrew Christopher Lewis, Benjamin Elmore, Maya Elmore; special niece Cyndi Butler, Springfield, Va.; special daughter Cathi (David) Short, Orlando, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brother-in-laws: Nathan Adams on April 22, 1993, and JT Butler in April of 2004.A funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at noon at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with Florence Campbell and Edward Zinser officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Memorial contributions can be made in Richard's name to the New Era Methodist Church, c/o Florence Campbell, 1560 North St., Wyalusing, PA 18853. Towanda Daily Review – December 22, 2013

 

LEWIS Robert Lewis

of Largo, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, December 5, 2013. Robert was born February 26, 1935 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Frederick and Kathryn (Draper) Lewis. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia (Ginger) Lewis and his loving children, William (Penny) Lewis of Burdett, NY, Kathi (Lewis) Burt of Pearland, TX, Patricia (Lewis) Crowley of Breesport, NY, Michael (Connie) Lewis of Pine City, NY; sister, Margaret Mary (Lewis) Dunlavey of Leicester, NY; brother, Joseph Lewis of Virginia; son-in-law, Thomas Theisen of Peosta, IA; (13) grandchildren, (4) great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by daughter, Jan (Lewis) Theisen and brothers, John and James Lewis. Robert served in the US Navy. He is a former Printer of the Elmira Star Gazette and a retired Correctional Officer. He was an avid NY Giants and Boston Red Sox fan. Family and friends of Robert may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at the National Cremation Society in Clearwater, FL where a wake service will be held at 2:00 p.m. A memorial mass will be held for Robert at a later date in Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – December 10, 2013   

 

LITTLE Vincent T.

11/6/1962 - 3/8/2013

Survived by son and daughter-in-law Sean T. and Carolyn Little, mother Elva Little, father Lacy Little, sisters, Impala Messick and Brenda Fagre, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – December 21, 2013   

 

MALICK Vincent Paul Malick

Died December 9, 2013, very unexpectedly, at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. Vince was retired from Corning, Incorporated with over 40 years of service. He was the son of the late Leo and Martha Conkel Malick of Olean, NY. He is survived by his wife Sharon (Salvatore) Malick, and his mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Leonard Salvatore of Watkins Glen. He is also survived by his brothers, Bernard (Butch) Malick, Norman Malick and sister, Roseanne (Happy) Adsit of Olean, NY. In addition to his parents, Vince is predeceased by his brother, Donald and his sister, Jean. Friends and family may call from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, December 13th at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th St., Watkins Glen, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, December 14th at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St.,Watkins Glen with Father Paul Bonacci, celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Watkins Glen. Donations may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, Operations Center, PO Box 1582, Merrifield, VA 22116-1582 www.nwf.org or The Salty Dog Rescue Team, 504 Magee Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, in Vince's memory. Star Gazette – December 12, 2013  

 

MAXFIELD Joan Milinski

73, of Shunk, Pa., died unexpectedly on Dec. 8, 2013 at Dar Way Elder Care in Estella. Born on July 2, 1940 in Manhattan, N.Y., Joan Alice was a daughter of the late Anna R. and Adam Maxfield. On July 7, 1961, Joan married Benny Edwin Milinski in New York City. They shared 39 years together before his passing on March 12, 2000.Joan was of the Catholic faith. She was employed by MetLife Insurance Co. in New York City for several years before retiring in 1994. She and Benny then moved to Sullivan County. Joan was a private person who loved all animals and appreciated nature's beauty. Her pets were like her children and she was very interested in helping animal rescue shelters and humane societies. Surviving are her dear friends Julie and Ed Minnier and their son Dillon of Ellenton and Max and Minnie Norton of Shunk. She was predeceased by her husband Benny, a sister and her beloved German Shepherds, Beau and Sheba. Rev. Herbert Eby will officiate a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Joan's name to the ASPCA of Bradford County at P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.  Towanda Daily Review – December 10, 2013   

 

McCARTY Richard D. McCarty

age 94, well known former Sullivan County Commissioner of Dushore, Pa., died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Dick was born Aug. 21, 1919 in Elkland Township, son of the late Francis M. and Jessie Lula Day McCarty, and grandson of Ardel and Anna Baumunk Day, and Job and Georgiana Molyneaux McCarty. He graduated from the Estella High School a member of the class of 1937. After graduating from high school, he began working for the Edward Lee Lumber Co. until the death of Mr. Lee in 1940. On Jan. 20, 1941, Dick became the first draftee from Sullivan County to be inducted into the Army. He received his training with the Second Infantry Division in Texas and Wisconsin and went with the Division to North Ireland in October 1943. He remained with the Division as a Corporal throughout all the major campaigns of Western and Central Europe and was entitled to wear the following medals; Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, European Service Medal with five Bronze Stars, Combat Infantry Badge Sharp Shooter Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. He returned to the states in September 1945 and was discharged on Oct. 4, 1945. He married the former Anne Lois Williams of Dallas on July 23, 1949, and they celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary last summer. After his discharge he purchased the farm that his father was farming and operated it as a dairy farm until retiring in 1984. He moved to Dushore with his wife in 1996. He was a member of the Dushore, Overton, Elkland United Church of Christ and served as a Consistory member for many years. When they moved to Dushore he became a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. During his lifetime he belonged to many farm organizations and also served as a township assessor, school director, and 12 years as county commissioner of Sullivan County. Surviving are: his spouse, Lois, at home; his son, Dr. Thomas R. (Connie) A. McCarty of Newville, Pa.; three daughters, Patricia Anne (Michael) Foster of Williamsport, Pa., Barbara Jean (Randy) Durlin of Danville, Pa., Kay Evelyn (John) Krakoski of Dushore, Pa.; brother, Francis M. (Joyce) McCarty of Forksville, Pa.; three sisters, Evelyn R. Higley of Forksville, Pa., Doris Whiteley Stephens of Forksville, Pa., Joanne Menard of Johnson City, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Rowena McCarty of Monroeton, Pa.; four grandsons, nine granddaughters, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Edward L. McCarty of Monroeton; and brothers-in-law, Cecil Whiteley, Lawrence Higley, Fred Bennett, Roger Stephens of Forksville and Victor Menard of Johnson City, N.Y.A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Dushore, Pa., with his pastor, Rev. Robert W. Brown, officiating. Interment will be in the Friends Cemetery, Shunk, Pa. The family will provide the flowers and request that Memorial Contributions be directed to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 397 Drake Road, Dushore, PA 18614. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – December 23, 2013  

 

McCLARY Mary Jane (McClary) Johnson

Age 95 of Cayuta died December 10, 2013. Loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was born January 10, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from Alfred University she also attended Oneonta State University and NYU. She started her teaching career in a one room school house and continued her career in the Long Island New York school system until 1973 when she and her husband Norman retired to her family property in Cayuta; enjoying life there and on golf courses in Florida. She is survived by her three children: Norman Johnson of Clifton, NJ; Frances (Joseph) Dannelley of Ithaca and Robert (Anne Marie) Johnson of Cayuta. She is also survived by four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Frances McClary; and her husband of 63 years, Norman Joseph Johnson. Mary enjoyed playing the piano and singing; knitting and sewing; recording her family history; and spending time with her family. Her strong sense of family was exhibited in books that she made for each of her children and grandchildren with copies of old family photographs and noted genealogy. Sunday dinners were a ritual of love. The family wishes to thank all those who provided support and sympathy during Mary's final days. There will be no calling hours. A burial Mass will be held on Friday, December 13th at 10:30 AM at St. Mary's of the Lake, Watkins Glen. Following Mass she will be buried next to her husband Norman in the Cayuta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Road 64, Elmira, NY 14903. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home. Star Gazette – December 11, 2013  

 

MOREHOUSE Clifford E. Morehouse, Jr.

age 80, left this earth on December 20, 2013 to join his wife Darlene Nye Morehouse in heaven. Clifford was the son of Marcella and Clifford Morehouse, Sr. Clifford and Darlene were married 48 years prior to Darlene's passing on May 12, 2003. Clifford spent many years working a farm and raising a family as well as retiring from Shepard Niles after many years of service. He also was a 66 year member and past Master of Townsend Grange #1208. Surviving Clifford is his daughter Kenna Morehouse (David) Sawdey of Easley, SC, and son Blaine (Kathryn) Morehouse of Horseheads, NY. Also surviving him are his most prized accomplishments, granddaughter Alyssa March (Robert) Wixson of Cayuta, NY, grandson Brandon March of Easley, SC, grandson Tyler Morehouse and granddaughter Danika Morehouse of Horseheads, NY. Clifford was also blessed with two great grandsons, Andre Wixson and Xavier March. He so enjoyed visits from the grandchildren as they danced for him or showed off their latest karate move. As for those two great grandbabies, they could do no wrong. Jumping on the bed was a privilege. Also surviving him is his sister, Marion Morehouse Boyce and brother Frank Morehouse of Watkins Glen, NY; mother-in-law Joanne Nye of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; sisters-in-law Sandra (Dick) Jones of Ocala, FL, and Julie (Dana) Nye Corley of Jensen Beach, FL; brothers-in-law David Nye of Ocala, FL, and Timothy Nye of West Palm Beach, FL. Clifford is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews; Don & Jean Boyce, Marcie & Raymond Ergott, Patti & Michael Bilinski, Clifford (Kip) & Nancy Boyce, Robert & Heidi Morehouse, Dawn (Morehouse) & Bill Hornsberger and many, many neighbors who meant the world to him and very dear friends Roger and Cora Miller. Clifford is predeceased by his wife Darlene, brothers-in-law Fred Boyce and Theodore Nye and parents. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls on Thursday, December 26 from 6 to 8 PM and on Friday, December 27, from 1 to 2 PM. Funeral will be held at the conclusion of calling hours on Friday. Clifford will be laid to rest in the Beaver Dams Cemetery beside his wife immediately following the funeral. Phil Pecks will be playing the bagpipes.  Star Gazette – December 25, 2013

 

MORGENSTERN Dale Alan Morgenstern

62, of Easton, PA, died on Saturday, December 21, 2013 in Easton Hospital. Dale was born in Elmira, NY, a son of the late Sayre Andy and Jessie (Groner) Morgenstern, and grew up in Gillett, PA. Dale was married to the former Shirley Ann Keifer. He graduated from Troy High School, and briefly attended Mansfield University as an English major. Dale was a Mechanical Contractor for Wagman's Co for 7 years and T.C. Wills Co., Inc. for 23 years, many of which he spent as Superintendent. He enjoyed all hours spent on a golf course, especially if they were with his children, whose skill in golf could only be attributed to his unending patience, knowledge and persistence. He loved spending time with his family talking, playing and watching sports and chatting about anything from global warming to the best way to make chilli. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him, especially his family, his dog Jake, and his rosebushes, which will not flourish nearly as well without him. Many wonderful hours he spent with golf buddies from Riverview Country Club, and with neighbors who have helped make his last years pleasant. Some of his favorite authors were John Irving, Mark Twain and Tom Clancy. His favorite book was most likely The Bible; his favorite psalm: "this is the day that The Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." Dale was a member of College Hill Presbyterian Church. In addition to his wife, Dale is survived by a son Matthew Alan Morgenstern and wife Karla of West Chester, PA; a daughter Sara Ann Morgenstern-Gallego and husband Francisco of the Bronx, NY; a sister Suzanne Massey of Tulsa, OK; brother Jay Morgenstern of Raleigh, NC; and a granddaughter Olivia Morgenstern. He is preceded in death by brothers Karl and Henry Morgenstern. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Morello Funeral Home, Inc., 3720 Nicholas Street, Easton, PA (Palmer Twp). Memorial Contributions: Contributions in Dale's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Star Gazette – December 25, 2013   

 

MURPHY Joseph "Joe" F. Murphy

86, of Sayre, Pa., died on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at home. He was born on Sept. 19, 1927 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Francis J. and Josephine Cahill Murphy. Joe was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a former member of St. John's Church, South Waverly. He owned a farm in Athens Twp. for 50 years before retiring. He worked at P&C for 14 years, Stateline Auto for many years, and was very well known for his years of service at the Athens Twp. Recycling Center. Joe loved being around all children and horses. He is predeceased by his brother Donald Murphy, sisters Beatrice Murphy and Mildred Schreck. Joseph is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years Mary Jane at home; children Rosemary E. Abrams of Athens, Pa. and her former spouse Louis Carlin, George F. and Shari Murphy of Venice, Fla.; grandchildren Joshua Murphy, Mykala Abrams, Karrigan Abrams, Shonda Hill, Shawn Struble, Donald Struble, Nicholas Murphy; great-grandchildren Lexus Bogert, Levi Bogert, Elijah Struble, Caleb Struble, and Jayden Struble; sister and her husband Theresa and Maynard Beckman of Plano, Texas; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and devoted friends, the Browns' and Elsbrees'.Friends and family may call from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, at Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y., at the convenience of the family.  Towanda Daily Review – December 26, 2013

 

NYTCH Joseph Nytch

77, Elmira, died 11-30-2013. Arrangements: Olthof Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – December 5, 2013

 

OGLE Rachel L. Kessing

age 68, of Reynoldsville, PA, died at home on Saturday, December 21, 2013. She was born on February 10, 1945, to Levater Ogle and Blanche O. Henry Ogle. Rachel is survived by her husband, Robert K. Kessing, whom she married on March 19, 1994; three sons, Curtis L. Evans, Summerville, SC, Douglas P. Evans (Melissa), Mt. Olive, AL, Robert E. Evans (Esperanza) Ft. Worth, TX; daughter, Kathy L. Evans, Knoxville, TN; two step-sons, Chad W. Kessing (Christy), Summerville, SC, Brian M. Kessing (Michelle), Harisonville, MO; step-daughter, Ada M. Samonte (Cyril), Hanahan, SC; six grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren; brother, Homer W. Ogle, Sevierville, TN; four sisters, Linda S. Vanover, Walland, TN, Mary Ann Hayes, Strawberry Plains, TN, Mildred D. Warwick, Strawberry Plains, TN, Shirley D. Landston, Alexandria, TN; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and five brothers, Lee Ogle Jr., Russell E., David A., Johnny R. and Jimmy R. Ogle. Rachel was a retired dietician for the State of South Carolina. She was a member of the Solider Community Church in Reynoldsville, PA. A funeral service will be held at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home in Reynoldsville, PA on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11AM., Rev. Kevin Brooks and Rev. Douglas P. Evans officiating. Calling hours will be at the funeral home Monday, December 23, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Solider Community Church 762 Reynoldsville Sykesville Rd., Reynoldsville, PA 15851 Star Gazette – December 22, 2013  

 

O’SHEA William M. O'Shea

of Towanda, Pa., formally of Warrington, Pa., passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. He was 29 years old. Billy was the life partner to Michael Holt, the love of his life. He was the son of the late William and Renee O'Shea. Billy was the co-owner of the Red Rose Diner in Towanda, Pa. Even with being as young as he was, he worked his whole life and changed everyone who met him. He looked after three boys Josh, Jarred and Tristen Parsons. He brought smiles to those who passed by and had a kind and gentle heart and always put everyone else before himself. Billy had a passion for collecting antique toys. In addition to his life partner Michael, and three boys Josh, Jarred and Tristen, William was raised and survived by his aunt and uncle — Tina and Roland Lukoschek; four sisters Melissa O'Shea, Ashley Lukoschek, Kaitlin Lukoschek, Cara Lukoschek and a brother Sean O'Shea, nephews Keegan and Declan Bailey. Relatives and friends will be received by his family on Wednesday after 4 p.m. in Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road, Hatboro and are invited to attend his memorial service at 5 p.m. His interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William's name to the American Diabetes Foundation, 150 Monument Rd., Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Towanda Daily Review – December 18, 2013  

 

PERRY Robert W. Perry

87, of Penn Yan, formerly of Potter Brook, died at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.Bob was born Mar. 13, 1926, the son of Clell and Mary Butler Perry. He was an avid hunter, a stamp collector, and a carpenter. Bob was also a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. He retired after 25 years in 1987 as a tool and die worker. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Phyllis E.; three sons, Dan (Sherry) Perry, Michigan; Rev. Ronald (Victoria) Perry, Nebraska; Donald (Julie) Perry, Penn Yan; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Mildred) Perry, Lawrenceville; two sisters, Evelyn (Rodrick) Newland, Florida; Vivian Short, Westfield; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Perry, Benton; several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents; a son, Glea; a brother, Clell; and a sister, Hazel. Calling hours were held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, where funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church or to Emmanuel Baptist Academy, 332 Main Street, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 20, 2013 

 

PETROSILLA Rose M. Hrynko

age 92 formerly of Montour Falls, NY died on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Syracuse, NY. Rose was born in Watkins Glen, NY, the daughter of the late Cosmo Petrosilla and Josephine Petrosilla-Kinney. During WWII, Rose was employed by The Eclipse in Horseheads, NY where she made parts for the Military. After the war, she was a devoted wife, homemaker, and loving mother to her five children. Rose was predeceased by her husband William Hrynko, Sr. in 1986 and by her siblings, Elizabeth Rourke-Ruhmel and JoAnn Kinney. Rose is survived by her children: Joyce Schutt of Arab, AL, Betty (John) Cherock of Victor, NY, Kathy (Larry) Boyer of Liverpool, NY, William (Dodie) Hrynko, Jr. of Burdett, NY and Raymond (Thea) Hrynko of Waldorf, MD; her grandchildren: Terry Schutt, Todd Schutt, Tara Morgan, Tera Odom, Tia Vaughn, Bradley Hrynko and Jennifer Hopper; her great-grandchildren: Stefanie Schutt and John Hopper; brother: William Kinney; sister: Ann Crainey-Morgan; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends and family may call on Saturday, December 28, from 11am to 1pm at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th Street, Watkins Glen, NY. A service will be held at 1pm followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Watkins Glen. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rose's memory to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, 905 N Decatur St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.   Star Gazette – December 25, 2013

 

PICKETT Francis Tyrone

A memorial service for Francis Tyrone Pickett, who died on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, will be held on Friday, Dec. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Elkland Moose Lodge, Elkland. Arrangements were handled by Kenyon Funeral Home.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 16, 2013

 

POPPLETON Lewis G., Jr. Poppleton

Age 77 of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, December 9, 2013 at home from Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born on August 25, 1936 in Elmira, NY to the late L. Glenn and Gertrude (Geisser) Poppleton. Lew was predeceased by his first wife, Joan (Mirich) Poppleton and brother, Richard Poppleton. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen W. Poppleton of Elmira; children, L. Glenn Poppleton of NYC, Margaret (Scott) Poppleton Sherman of GA, Alan (Lynn) Poppleton of Elmira, Patrick (Lisa Chalk) Poppleton of Elmira, William (Angela) Poppleton of TX, Elizabeth (Mike) Poppleton Isenberg of MI, Amy (Brian LeBaron) Poppleton of Elmira and JR (Julie) Westervelt of Elmira; grandchildren, Alex, Marc, Tyler, Merrick, Alan Jr., Amanda, Brian, Benjamin, Olivia, Ella, William Jr., Zachary, Alexandra, Dominick, Vincent, Josette, Kaylee and Kyle; great-grandchildren, Sebastian and Aiden; sisters, Suzanne Poppleton Hallowell of Rochester, NY and Barbara Poppleton Braustein of VA; along with several nieces and nephews. Lew attended St. Bonaventure and then served honorably in the US Army where he trained in IBM programming in NYC, Germany and France. He was a local retired businessman, who spent most of his life raising his seven children with his first wife Joan and operating several service stations, The Ice Company of Elmira and three Convenient Food Marts. He was an active member in the Elmira Jay Cees and was instrumental in forming the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department after being elected Fire Commissioner. Lew spent his later years traveling the country with wife Kathy and canine companion "Casey Too" in his favorite Prevost Bus then settling down in Port St. Lucie, FL until recently moving home due to his illness. It was Lew's wish that no prior calling hours be held and that a Celebration of Life be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to CareFirst Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – December 11, 2013   

 

RAE Brian W. Rae

of Sayre, Pa., died Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella, PA.  He was born on December 9, 1954 in Sayre, PA the son of Paul C. and Ersa M. Baggerly Rae.  Brian recently began attending Greater Valley Assembly of God Church, Athens. He loved all people and animals, but his greatest joy was his love for his "MaMa." He is predeceased by his father Paul C. Rae and two brothers James A. Rae and Stephen T. Rae.  Brian is survived by his mother Ersa M. Rae, siblings and their spouses Paul C., Jr. and Linda Rae of Athens, Pa., David P. and Kathleen Rae of Athens, Pa., Warren and Svetlana Rae of Moneta, Va., Lauraine and Robert Velardo of Lutz, Fla., Jacqueline Szabo of Lutz, Fla., William G. Rae of Kinman, Ariz., and Deborah A. and Leon Glasby of Salem, Va., and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later time. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.  Memorial donations may be directed in Brian's name to: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 or the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Sayre Morning Times – December 26, 2013    

 

RIAL Jarrod Edward Rial

age 32, of Caton, NY died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the farm he rented in Caton. Jarrod was born March 28, 1981 in Corning to Edward and Priscilla (Crooker) Rial. He was a graduate of Twin Tiers High School and Corning Community College. He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 112. He married the love of his life, Katie Kibbe, on February 1st of this year. Jarrod was a loving, devoted husband, son, brother, and friend. Farming was Jarrod's life-long passion and enjoyed farming side by side with his father. Jarrod was an avid race fan/participant and enjoyed time with his family and friends. His hobbies included farming, hunting, snowmobiling, and anything outdoors. Jarrod had a genuine love for God and shared this with all around him. He was an enthusiastic attendee of Victory Highway Wesleyan Church. He had a love for life that was obvious to anyone he encountered. His compassion, sincerity, and strong work ethic will be remembered by all. He is survived by his wife Katie; parents, Edward and Priscilla (Perk) Rial; brother, Jason (Amy) Rial of Corning; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Doug and Tammie Kibbe of Harrison Valley, PA; sister-in-law, Alisa (Brett) Main of Lindley; special friends, Ken and Michelle Stacy; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; nieces and nephew, Madigan Rial, MacKenna Stacy, Braylin Main, and Bryer Main. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 19th from 11 AM until 2 PM at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway in Painted Post, where funeral services will follow calling hours at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Caton. The family will provide flowers and ask that memorial donations be made to the Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, Missions Fund, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY 14870. Jarrod's family has entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – December 18, 2013

 

SARGENT William Henry Sargent

74, of 348 Hayden St., Sayre, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at home, following an extended illness.  William was born in Sayre on July 22, 1939, the son of Harold and Mary Brennan Sargent.  He worked as a millwright and retired from the Ingersoll-Rand, in Athens, following many years of service. William was a member of the Sayre Elks Lodge No. 1148, Order of Eagles Lodge No. 1367 in Towanda, Sayre Lions Club, National Rifle Association, Sayre Sportsmen's Club, and the Ridgebury Sportsmen's Club.  William enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He is survived by his son, William Harold Sargent and wife, Laura of Sayre; grandson, Jonathan Sargent of Sayre; sisters, Ruth Ann Gumbash of Charleston, S.C., Rose Mary Dickinson and husband, Robert of Sayre, and Laurena Sargent of Waverly, N.Y.; brother, Leo Sargent and wife Marguerite of Sayre; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, William is preceded in death by his brothers, Bernard Sargent and John Joseph Sargent. A memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 at the Epiphany Parish, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre.  There are no calling hours. Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in William Henry Sargent's memory.   Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, Sayre.  Sayre Morning Times – December 20, 2013

 

SHERMAN Richard A. Sherman

53, of Ithaca, N.Y., died Dec. 12, 2013 at the University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y.  He was born May 12, 1960 in Waverly, N.Y., to James and the late Helena Sherman.  Richard is survived by: his children, Nikki (Rick) Crawn of Waverly and Ricky Sherman of Florida; his father, James Sherman Sr. of Waverly; his brothers, James (Connie) Sherman Jr. of Waverly and Gary (Sandy) Sherman of Florida; his sisters, Rose (James) Bill and Judy (Jeff) Stephens, both of Waverly; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Friends and family will gather to remember Richard at the Herson Wagner Funeral Home, 110 S. Geneva St., Ithaca, N.Y., on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at noon.  Donations may be made to the American Red Cross, Friendship Center, 618 W. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850.   Sayre Morning Times – December 18, 2013  

 

SHUFF Oliver "Ollie" Louis Shuff

age 77, of Wellsboro, PA, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born September 25, 1936 in Blair County, a son of Louis and Louise Shuff. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley A. (Weyant) Shuff on September 17, 2013. Oliver worked as a chef at Holiday Inn before his retirement. He enjoyed cooking, trucks, his grandchildren and family. He was a U.S. Marine veteran.  Oliver is survived by 3 sons, Terry Shuff of Covington, PA, John Shuff of PA, Steven Shuff of MI, 2 step-sons, Bill Jones of MI, and Roger Jones of Bath, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Jerry Jester of Lancaster, PA; 8 grandchildren, Susan, Mark, Shannon, Brion, Sarah, Tasha Amanda and Josh; 16 great grandchildren. Oliver was predeceased by his wife, Shirley.  In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Funeral home obituary – December 18, 2013

 

SIMMONDS Gertrude Simmonds ROUSE

94, of Watkins Glen, died peacefully with her loving family at her side on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday (Dec. 21st) from 12:00pm-2:00pm, followed by a funeral service at 2:00pm; and burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Watkins Glen. Born in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lucille Kretschmann and Charles Simmonds, and step-daughter of the late Adolf Kretschmann. She is also predeceased by her late husband Raymond G. Rouse, daughter and son-in-law, Joan (Rouse) Augustine and Richard Augustine, and grandson Ricky Augustine. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Joseph) Fazzary; and seven grandchildren, Bambi Kelly, Joe Fazzary, Neil Fazzary, Ashley Fazzary, John Augustine, Chris Augustine, Dickie Augustine; 13 great-grandchildren; loving niece Julie Castle; cousins, Ruth Ames, Betty Wainright, Ann Baker, and her dear friend Lillian Johnson. She graduated from Painted Post High School in 1939. During World War II, she worked at Corning Glass Works. She later went on to become a licensed nurse assistant and worked at Founders Pavilion in Corning for many years. She retired in 1982 and moved to Watkins Glen where she resided at Jefferson Village for 29 years. The many residents became her second family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Watkins Glen. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in her memory to "Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance", 533 W. Uwchlan Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335.   Star Gazette – December 19, 2013  

 

SIMONDS Thiadocia (Teddi) Simonds

died Oct. 12, 2013 in Dover, N.H.  She was born Aug. 31, 1937 in Albany, N.Y. She was the daughter of Virginia Simonds, but was raised by her grandparents, Llewellyn and Marie Simonds. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1955 and Mansfield University in 1959. She taught elementary and junior high levels in California, Waverly, Maine and New Hampshire. She was especially proud of her students' successes competing in the Odyssey of the Mind competitions. Teddi played softball while in high school and golfed for many years thereafter.  She is survived by: a sister, Judi Price of California; brothers, Neil Cole of Mississippi and Keith Cole of Arkansas; special cousins, Robert Simonds of Waverly, John and Sherry Simonds of Athens and Stephen Simonds of Montana; and special friends Wayne and Rita Barrett family, Richard and Madelynne White Kankus family, and former teaching friends.  Her funeral was held at the convenience of family members.  Sayre Morning Times – December 17, 2013

 

SNELL Barbara J. Grace

Age 68, of 207 Snell Road, Town of Chemung, NY, died at home on Saturday, December 14, 2013, with her loving family at her side. Barbara was born March 9, 1945 In Waverly, NY daughter of the late Nelson & Marion (Pratt) Snell. She was a graduate of Waverly High School. Barb was retired from Chemung Spring Water where she worked as the office manager for many years. She was a member of the Chemung United Methodist Church and past member of the Waverly Moose Lodge, Secretary/Treasurer of the Fire Commissioners of the Chemung Fire District, and former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chemung Fire Department. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother that will be missed deeply by her loving family and the community. Survivors include her loving husband, Robert S. Grace of Chemung; son and daughter-in-law, Scott & Theresa Grace of Freedom, OH; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle & Daniel Hart of Bear, DE; her three grandchildren, Cameron Hart and Jesse & Riley Grace; her brother and sister-in-law, Jesse & Jean Snell of Chemung, NY; special friends, Edith Robbins of Chemung, Shelia Jilson of Waverly, Edward Frisbie and Dave Collett, both of Athens Twp., PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her parents and sister, Gladys Snell, predeceased her. Family and friends are invited to call at the family residence, 207 Snell Road, Town of Chemung, on Thursday, December 19, 2013, between the hours of 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials in Barbara's name be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY 14894. Star Gazette – December 16, 2013

 

SNYDER Danny L. Snyder

age 67, of Mansfield, PA, died on Monday, December 9, 2013 at his home. Born on May 25, 1946 in Sellersville, PA, he was the son of George M. and Emma (Whitman) Snyder. Danny is survived by his wife, Paula (Lewis) Snyder.  Prior to his retirement, Danny was employed as a mechanic. He enjoyed his work as a mechanic, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.   In addition to his wife, Paula, Danny is survived by a son, Danny E. Snyder of Baldwin, LA; four daughters and sons-in-law, Samantha and Charles Ordway of Westfield, PA, Polly and Mike Lofland of Sellersville, PA, Karin Snyder of Mansfield, PA, Amanda Snyder of Mansfield, PA; four brothers, three sisters; nine grandchildren: Paul, Ryan, Sean, Katelyn, Joseph, Cory, Brandon, Alex, Blake and four great grandchildren.  In keeping with Danny's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 10, 2013  

 

STRONG Patricia S. Edwards

age 75, of Selbyville, Del. and formerly of Towanda, Pa. died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. She was born in Herrick Township, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Paul and Gertrude (Hines) Strong Sr. She had been an accountant and a member of St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island, Del. She is survived by a son, Gregg E. Leavenworth (Dorothy) of Elmira, N.Y.; a daughter, Terry Bankus (Walter) of Berwick, Pa.; two brothers Paul Strong Jr.(Marjorie) and John Strong (Beverly); two sisters Sally Ross (Fred) and Joyce Frisbie (Nelson); three grandchildren, Joshua Bankus (Melanie), Jazmin Bankus and Rachael Cierniakoski (Ron) and one great-granddaughter, Julia Hope Bankus. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island with Rev. Bruce Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, 1000 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, DE 19944.  Towanda Daily Review – December 11, 2013 

 

VALENTINE Alice E. Valentine Huyck

age 80, of Laceyville, Pa., died at her home Saturday morning, Dec. 21, 2013 after a short illness. Alice was born on Feb. 24, 1933 in Meshoppen, Pa., the daughter of the late Arthur P. and Merre Martin Valentine. She was a graduate of Laceyville High School with the class of 1951. She furthered her education by attending Antone School of Beauty Culture. Alice worked for Blue Ridge Cable from 1973 until she retired in 1991 as an office manager. She was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, Pa. She loved to spend time with all of her family. Alice is survived by her son Kevin Huyck and his wife Margaret "Peg" of Laceyville, Pa.; her daughters Heidi Shaw and her husband Robert of Seaford, Del., Bonnie LaFrance and her husband David of Newville, Pa., and Diana Havard and her husband Edward of Laceyville, Pa.; her grandchildren Ryan Shaw, Rebecca Shaw, Deanna LaFrance, Tricia LaFrance, Daniel and Christine LaFrance, Adrienne LaFrance, Danielle and Chad Ruhf, Erica and Lanny Hotaling, Bryan and Nicole Huyck, Katie Havard, James Havard, and Nicholas Havard; her great-grandchildren Ben Ruhf, Bailey Ruhf, and Landon Hotaling; her brothers Roger Valentine and his wife Helen of Laceyville, Pa., and Kenneth Valentine I and his wife Mary of Forkston, Pa.; her sisters Janet M. Kovarik of Johnson City, N.Y. and Joyce M. Blanchard of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, whom she married on June 26, 1954, Walter Thomas Huyck (Aug. 17, 2011) and her brother David Valentine. Private funeral services will be held at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Reverend Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – December 23, 2013

 

VAUGHN Kathleen Marie (Vaughn) Overhiser

41, died December 17, 2013. Katie was born July 22, 1972 in Montour Falls, NY. She was the daughter of Edward Vaughn and Angelita Bruman. Katie is survived by her loving husband, Edward Overhiser and sons, James David, Jason Tyler, Jeffrey Edward and daughter, Leah Michelle Overhiser. She is also survived by her brother, Edward (Susan) Vaughn; sisters, Janice (Scott) Vaughn Young, Deborah (Mark) Holton and Diana (William) Vaughn-Russell; father-in-law, Clarence Overhiser; brother-in-law, Alan Overhiser; sisters-in-law, Deb (Joe) Peach, Brenda Link and Dawn Vaughn; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Brady Vaughn. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013, at 5 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Catherine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the care of Vedder & Scott Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – December 24, 2013

 

VERNON Lori V. Rossi

51, of Agony Hill West, Waverly, N.Y., died Sunday morning, Dec. 15, 2013, following an almost eight-year long battle with cancer.  Lori was born on Dec. 31, 1961 in Sayre, a daughter of Florence Vernon and the late Carl Vernon. She was a graduate of Waverly High School Class of 1979 and State University of New York at Potsdam Class of 1983.  Lori married Joe Rossi and together they celebrated 25 years of marriage.  Lori was a longtime teacher at Waverly High School. She was admired by not only her fellow colleagues, but also the students whose lives she touched. Lori was an avid bowler and a member of the Valley Bowling Association Hall of Fame. One of her greatest accomplishments came when she was named Star-Gazette Twin Tier Bowler of the Year for the 2003-2004 season. She also enjoyed golfing, racquetball, spending time with friends and family, and traveling to watch her daughters compete in various sports. Lori also enjoyed watching tennis and routing on her favorite, Novak Djokovic. She was a true New York fan, supporting her teams the New York Giants, the New York Rangers, and, of course, the New York Yankees.  Lori was a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend.  Lori is survived by: her husband of 25 years, Joe Rossi; her daughters, Rachel Rossi of Ohio and Paula Rossi of Buffalo; her sister, Annette Vernon and brother-in-law, Paul Reinhart of California; her mother, Florence Searfoss Vernon of Waverly; and several other cousins, nieces and nephews.  Lori was predeceased by her father, Carl Vernon, and uncle, Charles Vernon.  Family and friends and former students are invited to join in a visitation memorial service on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Waverly High School Auditorium from 2-5 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks instead that you make donations to either Stray Haven Humane Society or The Nancy Quattrini Fund at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre. Sayre Morning Times – December 17, 2013 

 

WALTER Rita Ann Maynard, age 80, of Corning, died on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at home. Born in Corning, she was the daughter of Louis and Loretta (Geisler) Walter. She married Stuart Maynard on March 3, 1949 in Corning. He predeceased her in 1998. Rita enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, pets, flowers, singing, laughing, dancing, and bowling. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary's Church and she retired from Gates Rockwell Department Store. She is survived by her partner, John Richards of Corning; children and their spouses, Sandra and Gary Yates of Salem, VA, Sheila and Carl Biver of St. Petersburg, FL, Susan Diez of Cape Canaveral, FL, Francis and Debbie Maynard of Dundee, and Jennie and Scott Adriaansen of Big Flats; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Joyce Walter of Corning; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rita was predeceased by her sons, Daniel and Timothy Maynard; siblings, Joseph Walter and Betty Hapman; and son-in-law, Richard Diez. Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, on Saturday, December 21, 2013, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, December 23, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 155 State Street, Corning. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Mausoleum. Those wishing may make donations to the Alzheimer's Association -Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620 or Care First, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – December 17, 2013  

 

WEYANT Shirley A. (Weyant) Shuff

age 78, formerly of Blossburg, PA, died Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born March 1, 1935 in Altoona, PA a daughter of John and Catherine Weyant. Shirley was the wife of Oliver Shuff. She enjoyed playing bingo, going shopping, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Shirley is survived by her husband, Oliver; sons, Bill Jones of Michigan, Roger (Raven) Jones of Bath, NY, Terry Shuff of Covington, PA; adopted sons, John and Steven Shuff of MI; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Jerry Jester of Scranton, PA; 7 grandchildren, Susan, Mark, Shannon, Brian, Sarah, Tasha and Amanda; brothers and sisters. Shirley was predeceased by her parents. In keeping with Shirley's wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Blossburg, PA 16912. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Funeral home obituary – December 18, 2013 

 

WOLFE Rachel F. Boose

53, of Columbia Crossroads, Pa., died on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following an extended illness. She was born March 30, 1960 in Kentucky, the daughter of Tinia Wolfe. Rachel was a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a very active mother with the Foster Care Program in Bradford County. Rachel enjoyed scrap booking. She is predeceased by her step-father Albert Wolfe, sister Tinia Murray, and brother Ricky Wolfe. Rachel is survived by her companion of 33 years, Leslie Jennings, at home; children Tracy Boose of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Teresa Morris of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Dorothy Wolfe of East Paradise, Pa., Nancy Wolfe of East Paradise, Pa., Tyesha Wolfe of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., and Brittany Wolfe of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, grandchildren Rachel Porter, Jarrett Miller, Jasper Miller, Keyshon Porter, Cheyanne Shires, and Jordan Miller, siblings and their spouses Judy and David Kohler, Alger and Kim Melton, Barbara Melton and Troy, Jimmy and Danielle Melton, Roger and Janice Melton, Jackie and Rodney Berry, Sharon Wolfe, Roger Wolfe, and Barry Wolfe, mother Tinia Wolfe of Columbia Cross Roads, PA., several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. At Rachel's request there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to Rachel's memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 to help defray the cost of the funeral expenses. Towanda Daily Review – December 22, 2013 


 

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 26 NOV 2013
By Joyce M. Tice
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