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ALMERIAN BURT ‘BUD’ ABER age 80, of Winter Haven, Florida passed on November 22, 2014 at Spring Lake Rehab Center in Winter Haven, FL from complications due to COPD. Bud was born on January 12, 1934 in Elmira, NY and is the son of the late Meriam and Wilda Aber and brother to the late June R. Aber Durham. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Suzanne Bailey Aber of Winter Haven, FL. He is also survived by his son Gerald B. Aber (Linda) and grandchildren Christopher, Nicole, and Lexi of Houston, TX, and daughter Jennifer Aber LiBrizzi (Vincent) and granddaughters Elissa and Katherine of Charlotte, NC. Also surviving are his brothers-in-law, Charles P. Bailey (Constance) of Williamson, NY and David E. Durham (Kathy) of Honeyoefalls, NY as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In 1951 Bud graduated from Southside High School in Elmira and was a veteran of the United States Army and Army Reserves stationed at Fort Dix, NJ and in Germany. He attained the rank of Corporal and received an honorable discharge in 1955. Bud was a very active member in the in Union #95 F&AM in Elmira; Past High Priest of the Elmira Chapter #42 RAM ascending to Grand Scribe, Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, State of New York; and past Commander of St. Omers Commandry #19 KT. After 25 years of service, Bud retired from the New York State Department of Corrections and to help entertain himself in retirement started his own landscaping company. He later went to work for Brink's incorporated as Branch Manager of the Elmira office. He retired for good in 1994. Not long after retirement Bud along with his wife became "snow birds" splitting time between Winter Haven, FL and Elmira, NY. He finally gave up the "snow bird" title in 2000 and became a permanent Florida resident. It was Bud's wishes to be cremated. A memorial service with family, relatives, and friends is to be held at the Carefree Country Club in Winter Haven, FL on December 21, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. Those wishing to make a remembrance may contribute to the Carefree Memorial Fund c/o Sandra Cyr, 9705 Lake Bess Road #637, Winter Haven, FL or the Ashland Historical Society c/o Elsie Lusk 147 Terrace St., Wellsburg, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/2/2014

JAMES E. ADAMS - Jim's journey was long and hard and he battled the only way he knew... "Jim Tough" He was born January 21, 1951 and passed away on November 30, 2014 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family who meant the world to him. Jim started working as a laborer for PennDOT, Tioga County and retired 30 years later as an Assistant Manager. He liked to fish and hunt but in later years turned his gun in for a spatula and became chief cook and bottle washer at his hunting camp. He loved baseball and fastpitch softball. He coached his boys in Little League and continued to coach them on a Men's Traveling Fastpitch Softball team-Knoxville Ontario. He found time between his job, his boys, and working on his Dad's dairy farm to coach his wife's softball team-Knoxville Stingers. After retirement he still had a love for farming and cattle so he hobbied in Angus beef cattle-Edgewood Farms and Adams Beef LLC. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Janet Payne Adams; sons, Kip & Amy of Knoxville and Chris & Angie of York, PA; five grandchildren, Cole, Tyler, Justin, Katie, and Bo; mother-in-law, Norma Payne of Potter Brook, PA; brother-in-law (and childhood friend) and sister-in-law, Dave and Judy Romaneo of Chaffee, NY; brother-in-law, John Green of Bloomfield, NY; nephews, Jeff & Debbie Romaneo and son Ethan of Williamsville, NY, Quinton & Shelly Taylor and children, Catherine and Adam of Batavia, NY. Preceded in death by his parents, Edge & Evelyn Adams; sister, Jane Green; and brother-in-law, Dave Kingston. It was Jim's wishes to have a gathering at the family camp, casual dress and no tears only stories and laughter. Because of the time of year, please join the family at the River Valley Country Club, 80 Bailey-Burrous Ave., Westfield, PA to "Celebrate Jim" on Friday, December 5, starting at 5:00 PM. A private family service will be held in Rexville, NY beside his parents and grandparents. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elkland Softball Association, 413 North Buffalo Street, Elkland, PA or Valley Community Ambulance, 7125 Route 49, Osceola, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/3/2014

BRENDA MARIE ALLEN, 40, of 203 Pine St., Towanda, Pa., passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 18, 2014 at her home following a brave fight with metastatic breast cancer. Brenda was born in Sayre, Pa., on Aug. 11, 1974. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1992 and Elmira Business Institute, Elmira, N.Y. Brenda was formerly employed as a bank teller in Michigan and by P&C Markets in Wysox, Pa. Surviving are her children Tyler Allen, Elizabeth Allen and Kolby Penton all of Towanda; mothers Diane Vincent Dieffenbach of Standing Stone and Eileen Allen of Towanda; siblings: Ronda Ann Allen Yonkin and husband Chris of Mildred, Lara Allen (Jason Chilson) of Asylum Township, David Ausem of Los Angeles, Calif., Richard Ausem of Stuart, Fla.; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Stevens of Wysox; niece Megan Rose Yonkin as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and the love of her life Carl Pierce Jr. of Towanda. She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald L. Allen, on Nov. 7, 2001; sister, Kristina May Allen on Dec. 24, 1986; maternal grandfather Donald Stevens; and paternal grandparents, Doris and Emory Allen Sr. A celebration of Brenda's life will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Towanda American Legion Post, 912 Main St., Towanda, Pa. Contributions in Brenda's memory may be directed to the B's are Beautiful Benefit, in care of Marlene Goss, Towanda American Legion Post, 912 Main St., Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 12/20/2014

AYRES –BEVERLY ANN ‘TOOTIE’ ALLEN, age 70 of Pine City, NY passed away very unexpectedly at home surrounded by the love of her husband of 21 years Warren. She was born in Elmira, NY, July 12th, 1944. The daughter of the late Edward and Myrtle (Callahan) Ayres. In addition to her husband, Warren, she is survived by children, daughter, Kelleane Hope Rice; son, Shane (Shanda) Benjamin-Herchanik, April (Tony) Spencer, all of Elmira; five grandchildren that she loved and enjoyed, Sheyden, Zane, Tony, Sierra, Nick; five brothers, Michael, Tim, Terry, Teddy, and Todd; along with several nieces and nephews. Tootie loved and cherished her children and grandchildren. She found her peace in gardening and watching it bloom with life. She loved fishing and had a profound interest in the St. Lawrence Seaway and the many family fishing trips she had taken. She was very active in the Bethany Lutheran Church, serving in the bell choir. Tootie lived to have family get-togethers, wine tasting, bonfires, canning, baking cookies and decorating for the holidays. A memorial service will be announced celebrating Tootie's beautiful life at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Beverly "Tootie" Allen to the Falck Cancer Center. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/2014

GEORGE R. BAHL – Well-Known Area Farmer dies at 85, of Dushore, formerly of Forks Township, Sullivan County died Friday afternoon, Nov. 7, 1986 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born in Forks Township on March 29, 1901, he was the son of Edward and Ella O’Brien Bahl. He was a farmer, and a good one, all of his life. George and his wife, the former, Mary McGovern of Towanda were married in Towanda on Aug. 11, 1938. They moved to North Turnpike St., Dushore about 1971 after he retired from farming. Throughout his career, George gave many hours to county, regional and township organizations. He served as Sullivan County Commissioner and was a Forks Township supervisor for many years. During his tenure, roads in the township were greatly improved. When rural electrification started, George was in on the ground floor and was one of the directors who signed the papers getting REA started in Sullivan County. He was the first chairman of the Sullivan County ASCS and continued with this for fifteen years until he had to resign upon being elected as county as county commissioner. Along with county agent Bill Gregory in 1950, George began the first pasture renovation project in the county. They divided a 12-acre field into three parts and by steps reclaimed a “Tee brush” field into usable pasture for George’s herd of Holstein cows. So successful was this project that the state ASCS committee adopted it as a practice. Another first for George was the organizing of Sullivan County dairy farmers as part of Eastern Milk Producers Cooperative. Most dairies in operation today in Sullivan County continue as members. George was first in other endeavors, like making the first weed sprayer and making substantial improvements in the use of a buck rake to bring in loose hay from the field. During World War II he, along with his neighbor Oscar Warburton served on a local board that “rationed” farm machinery. He was among the charter subscribers to the SULBRA breeding cooperative and served as a director. He was also a director emeritus of the Northern Central Bank, Dushore. His precise farming technique was reflected in his herd of cows which were among the highest producers at the time. George was awarded a certificate of recognition for outstanding service and contributions to the program and objectives of the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service. He was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Overton and a member of it Holy Name Society. He served for many years as the treasurer of St. Francis’ picnic. Surviving are his spouse Mary at home; a brother, Vincent Bahl of Sayre and a sister, Mrs. Valeria Frawley of Elmira, also several nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Grace Rouse predeceased him. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:15 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore followed by a concelebrated Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church, Overton with Rev. William J. Karle, pastor and Joseph T. Conboy, pastor of St. Joseph Catholci Church, Athens and the Rev. Thomas J. Sokolowski, assistant pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday 2/4, 7-9 p.m. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

BAILEY –CAROL BAILEY ENGLE, 65, of Lawsville, PA died Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Born February 22, 1949 in Binghamton, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ward and Grace DeWitt Bailey. She was married to Anthony R. Engle. She received a Bachelor's degree from Albright College and a Master's degree from Marywood University. Carol was a teacher in the Elk Lake School District for many years, retiring in 2008. She was a member of the E.L. Rose Conservancy, the Downtown Singers of Binghamton, NY, an Associate Director of the former Peoples Neighborhood Bank, and a member of the Franklin Forks United Methodist Church where she served as Choir Director for many years. She enjoyed running, swimming, and skiing. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Megan & Daniel Egitto, of Binghamton, NY, her daughter Elizabeth Engle & Jason Howes, of Lawsville, her son and daughter-in-law, Nathan & Amanda Engle of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and her granddaughter, Kylee Engle. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, David W. & Marlene Bailey, of Lawsville, and sister and brothers-in-law Diane & Robert Beyea, and Dennis Carey of Montrose, aunts Elsie & Doris Jones of Fairdale, PA, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, a sister, Mary B. Carey predeceased her. Services: 11:00 AM Friday at Franklin Forks United Methodist Church, Franklin Forks, PA Visitation: 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday at Bartron Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Franklin Forks United Methodist Church, PO Box 318, Franklin Forks, PA, Montrose, PA. –Carol Brotzman

BAKER –PRUDENCE A. BAKER WILSON - A heart of gold stopped beating, two willing hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us…. He only takes the best. Prudence A. Baker Wilson, 71, of West Warren, Pa. passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Prudy, as she was lovingly known by her family and friends, was born on Nov. 16, 1943 in Sayre, Pa, a daughter of the late Phylis (Clark) and Kenneth L. Baker. She was a graduate of Cowanseque Valley High School in Westfield, Pa., class of 1961, and continued her education as an x-ray technician. Prudy served as a x-ray technician for the Geisinger Hospital, Williamsport General Hospital and later Lourdes Hospital, until her life was blessed with her daughter Kimberly in 1976 and a son Marcus in 1977. On May 25, 1974, she married Howard A. Wilson and together they celebrated 40 years of marriage. Prudy was a member of the First Congregational Church of West Warren, where she actively participated with the West Warren Ladies Aid and was a Sunday School teacher. In addition she also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 498, the Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, member and secretary of the North Orwell TOPS, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Holly Ho Red Hat Society. Although, most will remember her fondly for her serving as their Avon representative for 25 years. She always looked forward to making her deliveries and visiting with her customers. Prudy enjoyed word searches, cross word puzzles, completing jigsaw puzzles, playing the piano, Bunko and attending her card parties. Her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by her family and friends.Prudy will be deeply missed by her husband of 40 years, Howard A. Wilson; her daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Matthew Connor of Wayne, Pa.; her son and daughter-in-law, Marcus and Jennifer Wilson of Cadis, Pa.; her special grandchildren, Jackson and Ella Connor, Christopher, Brandon and Ayden Wilson; her brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Judy Baker of South Williamsport, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Patience and James Kroto of Erie, Pa.; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, David and Sandy Wilson of Nokomis, Fla., Elaine and Michael McCann of Ashley, Pa., Edward and Pennie Wilson of West Warren, Pa.; her nieces and nephews, Jackie Baker, Jared Kroto, Delanie (Brian) Crew, Kyle (Katie) Wilson, Eric McCann, Kreshel (Scott) Hakes, and Carrie Wilson; great-niece and nephew, Cricket and Hawthorn Crew. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. Order of Eastern Star services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Funeral services and a celebration of Prudy's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, with Pastor David Pitcher and Pastor Larry Jennings officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the First Congregational Church of West Warren, c/o Janet Brown, 2712 Sugar Cabin Rd., Rome, PA in loving memory of Prudence "Prudy" Wilson. –Towanda Daily Review 12/11/2014

ROSEMARY ‘ROSIE’ BARNES, age 62, of Covington, PA, died Tuesday December 23, 2014 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Rosie was born June 23, 1952 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Gerald W. Barnes Sr. and Agnes (Kelly) Barnes. She was a member of the Mansfield First United Methodist Church, and had worked for Pudgies in Mansfield for 15 years, and was a merchandiser for Stroehmann Bread Co., Rosie enjoyed mowing her lawn. Rosie is survived by a brother, Ralph K. Barnes of Mansfield, PA; a sister, Joyce A. Barnes of Blossburg, PA; a special niece, Breanne Barnes. She was predeceased by her parents, and a brother, Gerald W. Barnes. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 27, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow with at the funeral chapel with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA specifically for ovarian cancer. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/25/2014

JAMES OTIS BARR JR., 55, of Towanda passed away on Nov. 27, 2014 at home. He was born on Nov. 4, 1959 in Towanda, a son of the late James O. and Evelyn (Vanderpool) Barr. James is survived by his sisters, Tina (Rob) Finan of Dushore, Pa., Lynn (Wayne) Welch of Towanda, Pa., Debra Stroud of Towanda, Pa., Sandra (John Miller) Barr of Towanda, Pa. and Kathy Heskell of Towanda, Pa.; brother, Keith (Renee) Chilson of Towanda, Pa.; a very special aunt, Theresa Johnson of Towanda, Pa. He is predeceased by his parents and a sister, Winnie Barr. At James' request all services will be private at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may donate to www.red.org for Aids awareness and research in loving memory of James. Caring assistance is provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 11/28/2014

CHARLES A. BARTO, 76, of Northumberland, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born September 1, 1938 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Charles A. and Eleanor A. Rothermel Barto. He and his wife, the former Jacqueline E. Middlesworth, celebrated 56 years of marriage on May 26, 2014. Charles retired from Penn Reel as a Plastic Engineer in 2002. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Society of Plastic Engineers. In his spare time, Charles enjoyed fishing, shooting, woodworking, traveling, and camping. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Angela E. (Blaise) Myers of Northumberland; three sons, Charles S. Barto of Northumberland, Michael A. Barto of Hazelton and Matthew L. (Rebecca) Barto of Selinsgrove; a sister, Carol A. Barto of Spring, TX; a brother, Gerald E. Barto of Virginia Beach, VA; five grandchildren, Christopher Hill, Daniel Hill, Keegan Myers, McKenna Myers, and Logan Barto; and one great-grandson, Skyler Hill. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 16, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. –McCarthy Thomas Funeral Home Obiturary

BEERS –HAZEL PEARL JOHNSON, age 61, of Laporte, PA passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at her home with her loving family at her side. Hazel was born April 23, 1953 in Braddock, PA a daughter of the late Frederick Leroy Beers and Alice Louise Carr Beers. Hazel was the housekeeping supervisor at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY for many years until her illness forced her retirement. Hazel was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading, playing games, visiting at the Highlands Care Center and watching kids play basketball at the high School. Surviving are a son, Norman (Tammy) Martone, Elmira Heights, NY; daughter, Veronica (Nelson) Montero Anchia Laporte, PA; two brothers, Frederick Sherlock, Richard Beers; two sisters, Kay (Dale) Haines, Shirley LaFleur; 10 grandchildren, Amanda, Sabrina, Anthony, Caitlin, Samantha, Tonya, Frank, Francel, Yasler and Aaliyah; a great grandson, Anthony and a great granddaughter, Kristina; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of her life was held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at her home in Laporte. Arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/16/2014

JOHN J. "BOOTS" "TINY" BONAVITA JR., 50, of Rome, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at his home. He was born on Jan. 4, 1964, in Meshoppen, Pa., to John J. Sr., Auburn, Pa., and the late Mary Ann Bonavita. He is survived by his six siblings, Cherie Bonavita, Cindy Bonavita, Patty Bonavita, Chris Bonavita, Lori Bonavita, and Stanley and his wife, Jennifer Bonavita, all of Auburn Twp., Pa.; nephews, Alex, Kyle and Austin Bonavita; niece, Autumn Bonavita; extended family, Kevin Palmer, Springville, Pa., Nicole Brooks Jayne, Springville, Pa.; companion, Teri Brady, Rome, Pa.; aunts, uncles, and cousins. "Boots" graduated from Elk Lake in 1981 and was active in soccer, wrestling, and baseball. After high school, he enjoyed bowling, and played softball for "Bonavita Trucking," in a men's league, and also for a 50-50 league. After school, "Tiny" worked as a truck driver; his first job was working for his father with Bonavita Trucking. He also worked for Hughey Trucking, AC Tyler Trucking, and his last company was Aqua Vac Transport. John was very fond of his nephews and niece, his Facebook page was filled with their pictures. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the Daniel K. Regan, Montrose, Pa. with Pastor Gary Myers of Biblical Baptist Church, Meshoppen, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery, Auburn Twp., Pa. Visitations will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 12/12/2014

WALTER B. BOSTWICK JR., 83, of Waverly, NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, February 6, 2008 following a period of declining health. Walter was born on March 20, 1924 in Sayre, Pa a son of the late Margaret (Bowman) and Walter B. Bostwick, Sr. He was an avid race fan and driver at the Chemung Speedrome during the 1950’s and 1960’s. For many years, Walt owned and operated his own trucking and mechanical repair business in Wavelry. He is survived by his wife Mildred (Shaffer) Bostwick, his children: Gene (Diane) Bostwick; Joyce (Ronald) Ellers; Bruce (Johanna) Bostwick, a stepson Ron Tryon; grandchildren: Scott (Kim) Bostwick; Lori (Doug) Patak; John (Lea) Tryon; Gary Tryon, Beth (Charles) Weaver, Ron (Stephanie) Tryon, Jr., Tom (Clara) Tryon, Julie Roof; his sister Charlotte Johnston; sisters-in-law: Winifred Bostwick, Linda Bostwick and Mary Bostwick; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his parents, stepson Paul Tryon; grandson Ryan Bostwick, brothers Edward, Gilbert, Melvin and Stephen; sisters Lillian Evans and Mary Rignall. A service of remembrance and celebration of his life will be held at the convenience of the family at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols with Pastor William Wells. Interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in loving memory of Walter B. Bostwick, Jr. –Carol Brotzman

BROWN –INEZ MERRILL, 75, passed away December 23, 2014 at the Elderwood Healthcare Facility in Waverly after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born April 26, 1939 in Waverly, NY the daughter of the late Lydia (Furman) and Charles F. Brown, and loving wife of the late James H. Merrill Sr. Her daughter, Cindy Varga, two infant brothers, and her sisters Beatrice, Pauline and Veronica also predeceased her. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday Jan. 3, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Talmadge Hill Gospel Chapel. A Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m. Internment will be in Lockwood Cemetery. Arrangements are with Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 12/27/2014

MR. LEON T. ‘GUNNER’ BUBACZ JR., 81, died Friday, December 12, 2014, in NH. Born on February 12, 1933 in Blossburg, PA, Leon was the son of Leon and Elizabeth (Lamonski) Bubacz. Soon after high school, Mr. Bubacz joined the US Air Force, where he served for 20 years, retiring in 1971 as a Technical Sergeant, stationed out of Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, NH. Members of his family include his wife of 59 years, Ruth Elaine (Robson) Bubacz of Allenstown; five children, Sharon Campbell, Bruce Bubacz, Craig Bubacz, Mark Bubacz, and Criss Bubacz; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Bubacz was predeceased by all his siblings. Calling hours are Thursday, December 18th from 10 to 11:30 AM at the Petit Funeral Home, 167 Main Street, Pembroke, NH, followed by services in the funeral home at 11:30 AM and then burial with military honors at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen at 1 PM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/17/2014

EUGENE W. ‘GENE’ BUCK, age 77 of Horseheads, NY went to heaven Friday morning, December 26, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Lynne M. Freels Buck; daughters, Diane (Stan) Komor, Donna (Don) Michalko, and son, Mike (Kim) Buck; seven beloved grandchildren; sisters, Mary (Roger) Mack, Charmaine (Dennis) Shaffer, Kathy (Larry) Nogle; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Gene was an employee of Westinghouse/Cutler Hammer for over 40 years. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home. 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 Horseheads, NY on Monday December 29, 2014 from 4-5 PM. Gene's Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of hours. The family graciously accepts remembrances with donations in Gene's memory to CareFirst, 11751 Corning Road, Corning, NY or a charity of one's choice . –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/2014

KAREN BURKHART, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burkhart, and formerly of Sayre, Pa., passed away after an extended illness. She was 60 years old. A devoted mother and grandmother, Karen always took the time to appreciate the little things, those things that really matter. She will be dearly missed. Karen graduated from Sayre Area High School in the class of 1972. She attended Alleghany Junior College in Pittsburgh, Pa. Before retiring, Karen was a registered nurse at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Fla. and later at Bethesda Home Health Care. She has resided in south Florida for the past 30 years, most recently in Delray Beach, Fla. Karen is predeceased by her husband, Patrick O'Riordan. Besides her parents, Karen is survived by her three children and eight grandchildren. Her daughter, Lisa Lynch Kendall, and her husband, Chad live in Boynton Beach, Fla. with their children, Tyler, Jaymee, and Drew. Tyler is a junior and baseball player at Penn State University. Jaymee is a freshman softball player at Central Florida College. Karen's son, Jeffrey Lynch, and his wife Ali, also reside in Boynton Beach with their children, Ryan, Natalie, and Justin. Karen's youngest son, Adam Lynch, and his wife, Tanya, live in Boca Raton, Fla. with their children, Kate and Mason. Karen is also survived by eight brothers and sisters, 27 nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces, nephews, and cousins. Four generations from the Joseph and Mary Burkhart family number 102 family members. Karen's brother, Joseph (wife Dolores), and her sister, Lisa Jarvis (Glenn) both live in Sayre. Kathleen Stevens and her husband, Burt, live in Palm City, Fla. Patrick and Michelle Munn Burkhart, and James and his family live in Boca Raton, Fla. Michael and Maureen Crowley Burkhart live in Lake Worth, Fla. Ellen Weiland (Ron) lives in Boynton Beach, Fla. Karen's youngest brother, William, lives in Fort Lauderdale. Karen was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Boynton Beach, Fla. and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Boca Raton, Fla. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, friends and family can make a donation in her honor to Birthline, 212 East Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL or to Boco Helping Hands, 1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton, FL. –Towanda Daily Review 12/17/2014

MICHAEL W. BURT of Sarasota, FL and formerly of Elmira, NY passed away unexpectedly on November 27, 2014 at the age of 66. Michael was born December 6, 1947 to the late Eldon and Mary Burt. He is survived by his children Michael C. Burt and Melissa Burt; grandchildren, Angel & Eva Burt; great-grandchild Zayden Burt; sisters Shirley (Bob) Hendershott and Phyllis (James) VanGalder; brother Patrick Burt, friend and long time companion Patty Bruce, and a host of friends. He is predeceased by his brother Gary Burt. A Memorial Service will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, on December 19, 2014 at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity fund of your choice through the Fraternal Order Of Eagles. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/14/2014

JOSEPH M. BUSH, age 81, of Corning, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on November 19, 1933 in Wellsboro, the son of George and Gertrude (Harper) Bush. He married Patricia Briggs on July 6, 1952 in Big Flats. Joe retired from Dresser-Rand in 1995 following 39 years of service; he previously worked at Cobakco Bakery and later as a School Bus Driver at Birnie Transportation. He was a member of the Corning VFW, the Corning American Legion, and the Corning Moose. Joe enjoyed some winters spent in Florida along with fishing and fixing things. Joe's greatest delight was spending time with his grandchildren. He was always willing to help those in need, loved to cut wood, and spend time outdoors. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia; daughters: Doreen (John) Bierwiler of Corning and Cynthia Bush of Beaver Dams; son, Gerald (Catherine) Bush of Jersey Shore; sisters: Beatrice (Lawrence) Hurlbut of Andover and Geraldine (Ken) Trout of Wellsboro; granddaughters: Julie (Edwin) Moore of Corning and Elizabeth Bush of Jersey Shore; grandsons: Malachi Bush of Beaver Dams and Micah Bush of Corning; great grandchildren: Kalon and Zachary Moore; and several nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his son, Joseph M. Bush Jr,: sisters: Genevieve, Dorothy, Margie, and Julia; and brothers: Clifford, Harry, Wallace, and Larry. Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A celebration of Joseph's life will follow calling hours there at 4:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Chapel Knoll Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Care First, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY; the Finger Lakes Humane Society, 7315 State Route 54, Bath, NY or the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/6/2014

CASE –BARBARA IRENE GOLATA, born January 7, 1928 in Syracuse NY, passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was the daughter of the late Clifford and Mildred (Palmeter) Case, Sr. She is also predeceased by brother, Clifford Case, Jr. and sister, Janet (Case) Renko. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Joseph W. Golata, Jr.; daughters, Kathleen (Dennis) Andrews of Melbourne FL, Christine Taylor of Newport News VA; brother-in-law Frank Renko, sister-in-law Donna Case; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bernard and Jean Rutzke; along with many loving nieces and nephews, most especially Susan (Charles) Woods and Julie (Renko) Shanks. Her grandchildren also survive her….Christopher (Cynthia) Harsh of Wasilla AK, Theodore (Alana) Andrews of Ft. Pierce FL, Timothy Taylor of Newport News VA, Tracy (Keith) Grayson of Newport News VA; and nine great-grandchildren in VA and FL. There will be a private family Mass and burial. The Golata Family wishes to extend their eternal gratitude to Debbie Troccia, Barb and Joe's "special angel" whose care and devotion was lovingly lavished on Barb during her illness. We also want to thank the nurses and staff on the 3rd floor of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their wonderful care. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/24/2014

KENNETH E. CHILSON, 73, of Binghamton, NY, passed away, after an extended illness, on Monday, December 8, 2014, at Binghamton General Hospital. He was born on March 18, 1941 in Sayre, PA, to the late Kenneth O. and Marjorie Zoa (Millard) Chilson. Surviving is his wife, Joyce Clark Chilson, Binghamton, NY, brother and sister, Richard and Catherine Chilson, Sayre, PA, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, his twin, Keith and Lloyd Chilson. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made through the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home. –Carol Brotsman (Her maiden names was Wickham not Millard as shown in obit. pmmg)

C0LE –ESTHER (COLE-ROGERS) BOUGHTON, 90, passed away Nov. 24, 2014 in Altoona, Fla., a lifetime resident of the Waverly/Owego area. She recently went to Florida after a period of declining health to be with her son, Philip, and his wife, Debbie Rogers. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Boughton and two sons, Jim (Frankie) Rogers and Richard (Dick) Rogers. She was also predeceased by a grandson. She is survived by 11 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the spring at the Blauvelt Funeral Home. The date of the service will be announced in the future. –Sayre Morning times 12/3/2014

COLLINS –MARY ALICE LAMBERT died peacefully at Elderwood in Waverly, NY on Dec. 25, 2014. Mary was born at home in Waverly on Dec. 18, 1913, the youngest daughter of Anthony F. and Mary Ann (Cahill) Collins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Lambert on June 4, 1993; her son, Harold A. ("Hal") Lambert on Dec. 13, 2013; two grandsons, Joseph P. and Roger A Ilardi; and her siblings, Margaret, Francis, John and Catherine (Koons). Mary graduated from Waverly High School (Muldoon building) in 1932, and married Harold F. ("Bert") Lambert of Athens, PA on Nov. 3, 1934 at St. James Church in Waverly, NY. A long-time resident of Athens, PA, Mary was an active member of St. Joseph's Parish. Survivors include daughters, Mary Catherine (Arthur) Dimock of Barton, Peg (Roger) Ilardi and Anne Lambert, both of Victor, NY, and daughter-in-law, Janet Lambert of South Waverly, PA. She is also survived by grandchildren, Michael, Thomas, Andy Dimock, Sue (Dimock) Penny, Katy (Dimock) Butler, Jack Ilardi, Anne Marie (Ilardi) Turner, Eileen (Lambert) Hall, and Andrea Lambert. Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; her brother-in-law, Paul Lambert, of Cooperstown, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Please consider donations to charity of your choice . Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at Blessed Trinity Parish, St. James Church, Waverly NY. Arrangements are with Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/28/2014

DR. JOHN E. CONNELLY passed away November 30, 2014. John was born December 4, 1934 in Elmira, NY, the son of Edward F. and Margaret Spillane Connelly. He was an alumnus of Southside High School in Elmira, SUC Cortland, and the University of Buffalo. He was a teacher in the Corning and Painted Post public schools. He and his family moved to Fredonia in 1962 and he was a professor of Education at SUNY Fredonia until his retirement on 1995. He was director of the reading clinic and the coordinator of the Hamburg student internship program. John and his wife made several trips to Wales, as advisors in the Fredonia/Swansea student exchange program. John served for 2 terms as a Fredonia Village Trustee and was a long time member and Chairman of the Village Planning Board. He was a board member of the Fredonia Opera House and an active member of many organizations including the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Knights of Columbus, Literacy Volunteers and Meals on Wheels. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church where he served in many capacities including Eucharistic Minister, Parish Council member for many years and Church Trustee. John married Mary Claire Woodhouse in 1957 and is survived by Claire and their children: John (Cheryl) Connelly and Ellen (Scott) Foley of Fredonia, Nancy (Peter) Sorci of Hamburg, Joe Connelly of Avondale, Arizona, and Anne (David) McLain of N. Yarmouth, Maine. He was the very proud grandfather of Sarah, Andres, and Matthew Sorci, Brooke and Caitlyn Connelly, Margaret, Jacob and Clare Foley and Finn and Myla McLain. He is also survived by his sister, Anne Connelly of Modesto, CA. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Timothy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Calls may be made Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Ave., Fredonia, where prayers will be offered Thursday morning at 9:15 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church at 10 am. Arrangements by David J. Dengler. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/2/2014

DOC M. DAUGHERTY JR., 68, of North Towanda, Pa. went home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family and friends, early Friday morning, Dec. 26, 2014, following an extended illness. Doc was born in Klamath Falls, Ore. on Dec. 22, 1946. Doc was proud of his Native American heritage. He was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army having served two duty assignments in Vietnam during the war. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Overseas Service Ribbon-4, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster. Following his retirement from military service in 1986, Doc studied at the Art Institute with Bob Ross and was an avid artist. He married the love of his life, and special angel Stacy Dodge on Dec. 30, 2011. Together, the couple lived life to the fullest along with friends, hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with family pets. Doc was a life member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post in Towanda and was a member of the AM Vets Post in Durell.Deepest gratitude and appreciation is extended to dear friend and caregiver Kim Whyte for her tender care provided during Doc's illness. He is survived by his wife, Stacy and step-son, Bristin Robinson.A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions in Doc's memory may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Doc's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 12/27/2014

JOHN C. DAVEY, age 65, of Albany Township, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at his home with his loving family at his side.John was born in Fountain Hill, Pa., a son of the late Walter M. and Ada Parsons Davey. He grew up in Pen Argyl and graduated from the Pen Argyl High School as a member of the class of 1967. He went on to graduate from East Stroudsburg State College with a degree in Education. He taught English at the Pen Argyl Elementary School for a short time and then became a Rural Mail Carrier for the Pen Argyl Post Office. He retired from there and moved to New Albany in 2008 after 30 years of service. He married the former Linda J. Miller of Pen Argyl in 1979. John enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, telling tall tales, rock collecting and fixing broken things. He was a loving spouse and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. His love for animals brought him to New Albany and that love was passed on to his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and also a former member of the Grange. Surviving are his spouse, Linda at home; son, James G. (spouse Allison) Fanner of Nazareth, Pa.; three daughters, Carol L. Kregel of Watertown, N.Y., Elizabeth "Beth" L. God of New Albany, Pa., Casey L. (spouse Jesse) Ransom of Montrose, Pa.; mother-in-law, Helen Miller of Wind Gap, Pa.; brother, Donald F. Davey of Silver Springs, Fla.; twin sister, JoAnne (spouse Thomas) Evans of Stuarts Draft, Va.; eight grandchildren, Diane God, Emily God, Ashley (spouse Brian) Hoffman, Brandon Fenner, Myla Ransom, Austin Kregel, Lindsey Kregel, Todd (spouse Maria) Kregel; and one niece and three nephews. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be directed to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 12/24/1014

DUELL –LEONA M. ‘TONI’ LUDWIG, age 80, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Born February 2, 1934, in Galeton, she was the daughter of Ernest and Florence Johnston Duell. She was a member of the Lawrenceville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary. Surviving are three daughters, Leona "Lee" (Dan) Nichols of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Cynthia (Bradley Fritton) Lawton of Tioga and Connie (Michael) Schoener of Nelson; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Irvin Duell and Fred Duell, both of Coudersport; and a sister, Alice Hoffman of Coudersport. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry S. Ludwig, in 1969; a son, Henry G. Ludwig, in 2001; and sisters, Hazel E. Duell and Dorothy Badmone. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 11:00AM - 1:00 PM, with Funeral Services at 1:00 PM. Rev. Harold Burrell will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/3/2014

GARY ‘BONES’ EDDY, 67, of Towanda passed away on Dec. 6, 2014 at Memorial Hospital, as a result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in May of this year. Gary was born Feb. 4, 1947 in Sayre, Pa., the son of George and Virginia Roof Eddy. He graduated from Towanda High School in 1964. He is survived by his wife, Connie, at home; a son, Kirk; and granddaughter, Jada; a brother, Rusty and his wife Connie; and a brother, Calvin; also two close friends, Jerry Howard and Dale Wood. He was a member of the Sons of American Legion Squadron 42 and Towanda's American Legion Post 42 funeral guard. He enjoyed traveling and watching high school sports, especially football, basketball and baseball. Per Gary's request, there will be no calling hours and burial will be at the family's convenience. Memorial donations may be made to American Legion Post 42 of Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review 12/11/2014

GAMBLE –MARIAN FRANCES GAMBLE BROWN passed into the hands of God Dec. 2, 2014 with family at her side after a long battle with cancer. Marian was born at home in Warren Center, Pa., the first child of Carl Gamble and Lora Wilhelmina Snell Gamble on March 22, 1933. Marian grew up on the family farm and attended LeRaysville High School. She worked for many years as a seamstress and floor lady at several area garment factories. She also delivered Sunday papers from Binghamton, Elmira, and Williamsport to homes and businesses throughout Bradford County. She would eventually be employed by IBM Endicott where she assembled, inspected, and became a QC lead for various electronic products. She has always had a special place in her heart for children and seniors. She was always visiting or taking something to someone in need. She was very active in the IBM Club for employee's recreation and loved being Mrs. Claus at the children's Christmas parties. She loved crafts, cooking, family, old friends, a jet black 59 Chevy that she never wanted to part with and following high school sports whenever she could. She also loved gardening, especially flowers and could make almost anything grow. Marian has three children Wayne and Cinda Brown of Rome, Pa., Yvonne and Curtis Cragle of Rome, and Kent and Karmie Brown of Chemung, N.Y. Marian is survived by her siblings Esther Marie Tyrell of Wyalusing, Pa., Earl James Gamble of Warren Center, and Alan and Susan Gamble of Englewood, Fla. Marian has many nieces and nephews, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and was predeceased by a great-grandson Ethan Brown. The family would like to thank the staff of the Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit for their care, dedication, and love during her stay there as well as the Memorial Hospice who were so very helpful and caring. Thank you also to all of the friends she has collected over her life that visited her during her illness. It is Marian's request that there be no memorial or services at this time. The family will gather for a private celebration of her life at a later date. Memorials in her name can be directed to the NEB Education Foundation, 141 Morris Road, Rome, PA or you can honor her memory by taking a plant, a smile, and an hour of your time to visit an elderly neighbor, friend, or family member in a nursing unit who will truly love you for it. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. –Towanda Daily Review 12/7/2014

RICHARD ‘RICK’ GEROULD of Cohoe, Alaska, left this earth on Dec. 10, 2014 to go to his everlasting fishing, hunting, snow machining and camping grounds to be with his departed family and friends. A celebration of his life and love will be held at F.O.E. Aerie 4317 in Kasilof on Dec. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. His cremated remains will be returned to the earth on the Kasilof River during Kingfishing this summer. Contact the F.O.E. in spring for exact date. His predeceased include his maternal and paternal grandparents; father, Manley Gerould; stepfather, Bill Kaye; father and mother-in-law Richard “Dick” and Ann Baldwin; cousin, Jeff Mitchell; his treasured best friend Repo Dog Gerould. He is survived by his wife of almost 19 years, Catherine “Cathy” (nee Patterson); mother Jane Kaye of East Smithfield, Pa.; sons Lucas (Heather), Rick’s pride and joy granddaughter Kennidi Jane; Isaac, all of Mattoon, Ill.; stepchildren Ryan and Mike Olson, Kirsten Johnson and their families all of Alaska; brother Neil (Shellie) of Bentley Creek, Pa.; stepsiblings, Bill, Fred, Steven, Andrew, Gerry, and Kris Kaye; nieces Ivy (David) Pesa, of North Carolina; Sarah (Jason) Johnson; nephew Jesse (Barb) Gerould of Bentley Creek; several grandnephews and nieces; and many other family members and lifelong friends from East Smithfield. After graduating high school in Pennsylvania, Rick traveled and worked throughout much of the Lower 48, becoming an accomplished plasterer and making many steadfast friends. He came to Alaska to visit cousin Jeff for only the summer in 1991. After seven years, he finally went back outside briefly, introducing his bride to family, and again just this past summer for Jeff’s funeral. Retiring from Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 867 in 2003, he and Cathy bought a “Base Camp” home in Cohoe. He was a member and officer of F.O.E Aerie 4317.
Rick will be greatly missed for his willingness to help family and friends, his easygoing but protecting manner, and also his infamous 4th (and 3rd, 5th, 6th) of July parties. –Sayre Morning Times 12/17/2014

TIMOTHY MARTIN GRANTIER, age 49 of St. Petersburg, Florida formerly of Horseheads, NY died as the result of injuries when struck by an automobile on Friday December 5, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Timothy was born November 4, 1965 in Morgantown, West Virginia the son of Robert and Jeannette May Grantier. He was pre-deceased by his father in 1987. Tim was a construction worker in St. Petersburg, Florida. Tim is survived by his mother and step-father Jeannette May Grantier Good & Robert Good of Montour Falls, NY; brother: Dale Grantier of Beaver Dams, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Karen & Tracey Cole of Beaver Dams, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Monday December 15, 2014 from 2-3 PM. Tim's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment in Montour Falls Cemetery in Montour Falls, NY at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/12/2014

BRUCE NELSON HARDING, 70, of Shohola, Pa., was promoted to heaven on Dec. 3, 2014 at Geisinger CMC, Scranton, Pa., following a catastrophic fall. The son of Harold and June (Tingley) Harding, he was born in Sayre, Pa., on June 2, 1944. He was married to Linda (Otto) Harding June 4, 1966. Harding graduated in 1968 from Phillips University, Enid, Okla., with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. He attended Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Ind., and was in the first graduating class of Nursing Home Administrators at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. Harding enjoyed men's Bible studies and sang tenor in the choir of several congregations over the years. He was an avid reader and dog lover.
He was an early member of the Health and Hospital Planning Council of N.E. PA, past member of the Board of Directors of the PA Assisted Living Association, member of the DPW Personal Care Home Advisory Committee, past Chairman of the Shohola Zoning Hearing Board, a former Rotarian and past President of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Harding felt God guided him in establishing Twin Cedars Assisted Living Center, which was built on the Otto family farm in Shohola in 1989, opening in 1990, which he, his wife and daughter operated until June 30, 2011. Survivors include his wife Linda; daughter, Linette Harding of Shohola; son, Jonathan Harding of Las Animas, Colo.; sisters: Alice (Phil) Nichols of Milan, Pa., Kathy (Robert) Mitchell of Brunswick, Maine, and Dawn Van Horn of Menlo, Wash.; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and great-grandnieces.
Harding was a member of the Joslin Diabetes Longevity Study, having survived well with Type I diabetes for 53 years. Memorial donations may be made to Joslin Diabetes Research Foundation, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA or the Mission Fund of Milford Bible Church, 110 Foxcroft Drive, Milford, PA.
The family wishes to thank the many friends for their prayers and thoughts of concern. A special thanks goes to the RNs Nichole, Gretchen, and Gail, Case Manager at CMC's ICU. Family will receive friends at Milford Bible Church, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 from 10-11 a.m. A celebration of Mr. Harding's life will be held at Milford Bible Church, Milford, Pa., on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. A memorial service at Sayre Christian Church, Sayre, Pa., will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford. –Sayre Morning Times 12/9/2014

HARTSOCK –LUESTHER M. MOULTHROP age 91, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 6, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. LuEsther was born May 25, 1923 in Williamsport PA, a daughter of William M. and Mary M. (Blitz) Hartsock. She was predeceased by her husband James E. Moulthrop, brother, Raymond Hartsock, sisters, Ella June Goldie and Irene Harris and grandson Earl Kristen Plate. LuEsther is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Earl L. and Norina Plate of Elmira, Thomas A. and Deborah Plate of Nevada City CA; daughters, Mary H. Heidemann of Horseheads and Deborah A. Woodard of Elmira; step daughter Sondra Palmer of Kingston NC; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Mary Lou Hartsock of Horseheads, Gordon and Wanetta Hartsock of Millport, Robert Hartsock of Auburn NY; sister Margaret Martin of Roanoke VA; "adopted" children, Linda Eastwood of Elmira, Imogene Fratt of Gold Canyon AZ and Harold Harris of Seneca Falls NY; 21 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. LuEsther was a longtime member of First United Church of Christ. She enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and going to casinos. Her most cherished time was that spent with family. Private family services will be held with Deacon George Welch. Donations in LuEsther's memory may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY, a humane society of choice, or the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/9/2014

HENRY –FRANCES E. HENRY BALDWIN, 81, of 597 Williams Road, LeRaysville, Pa., passed away Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Frances was born in Nichols, N.Y. on March 18, 1933, the daughter of Minor and Mary Jane Davison Henry. She grew up in Warren Center, Pa., attending school there and later married Elson Everett Baldwin on April 26, 1954. In early years, Frances was employed by Pipher's Diner in Wysox and was later employed by the J.A. Dress Company in Standing Stone, Pa., for a number of years. Frances loved spending time with her family and enjoyed working word search books. Surviving are her children Anna Chilson and husband, Jerry of Rome, Wanda Jackson and husband, Paul of Towanda, Anita Clearwater and husband, Doug of LeRaysville, Everett Baldwin and wife, Trudi of LeRaysville, Judy Hawthorn and husband, Brian of LeRaysville, and Michael Baldwin and wife, Kim of Rome;10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; her special little angel Crystal Clearwater of LeRaysville, Gladys Allyn of Utah who is a loving second mother to Frances; as well as several siblings and their families. In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Elson Everett Baldwin on December 27, 2011, and by an infant son Dale Baldwin on May 12, 1968.A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association in care of James W. Seipler, Secretary/Treasurer, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA in Frances E. Baldwin's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Baldwin Family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 12/25/2014

COYCE HICKS, 57, of Canton, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Born on Aug. 13, 1957 in Williamsport, Coyce was one of four children of Eddie and Janice (Hagar) Hicks. He was a 1975 graduate of Liberty High School. Coyce married the former Denise Micklitsch on Nov. 22, 1985. In earlier years he was employed by Marathon Carey McFalls and Chromographic Co. both in Williamsport before working at Aif's Distributing in Canton for 17 years. Coyce was blessed with a witty and outgoing personality, always ready with a friendly smile. He was an avid outdoorsman especially enjoying hunting and target shooting. Coyce also was an accomplished woodworker who could reproduce most anything from sight. He also crafted many beautiful pieces. In addition to his parents, Eddie and Janice of Ogdensburg, surviving is his beloved wife of 29 years, Denise; a son, Jason (Kelsey) Hicks of Roaring Branch; two sisters, Barbara (Robert) Edwards and Ginger Hicks all of Jersey Shore; three grandchildren, Austyn, Zoey and Aliviajo; many nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Aif and Ellen DeKnecht of Canton and many dear friends. He also leaves his devoted pets, Greta, Duke, Ollie, Spazzy and Bear. He was predeceased by his brother, Glen Hicks. A memorial service in celebration of Coyce's life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers consider a memorial to the Animal Care Sanctuary, Sanctuary Hill Lane, East Smithfield, PA or to Susquehanna Health Cancer Center Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 12/2/2014

HOUSEKNECHT –LORETTA MAE PEDRO, 76, of Hughesville, died Monday, December 1, 2014, at her home. Born August 22, 1938 in Nordmont, she was a daughter of the late Theodore K. and Laura V. Little Houseknecht. She and her husband, Joseph E. Pedro, celebrated 55 years of marriage on August 29, 2014. Loretta was a graduate of Sonestown High School, Class of 1957. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Nordmont, and attended Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville. Loretta had many interests in her life. A few of the things she especially enjoyed, were oil painting, sewing, knitting, fishing, camping, growing flowers, gardening, traveling, biking, swimming, reading, and bird watching. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Timothy L. (Pamela) Pedro of Unityville, and Kevin E. Pedro of Hazelton; a daughter, Kim L. Pedro Foust of Forksville; a brother, Kent “Doug” (Mary) Houseknecht of Muncy Valley; a sister, Karen Busey of Muncy Valley; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. –McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home notice

HURLEY –MARY LOU (HURLEY) KRAUSER, whose obituary appeared in the November 27, 2014 edition of the Independent-Sentinel, was born August 23, 1936, to Matthew and Irene W. Hurley of Canton.
"Gib" as she was known by many friends and classmates because of her resemblance to "the Gibson Girl," excelled in sports, academics, music and drama throughout her years in the Canton schools. She graduated with the Class of 1954. She was one of the lifeguards when the Canton War Memorial Pool first opened.
She was predeceased by her parents, Matthew and Irene W. Hurley; a brother, William and sister-in-law Doris (Mott) Hurley, and aunts and uncles Mildred and Robert Burk and Eulalia and Judson Innes, all of Canton; Mazie and Jack Elliott of New Jersey; and Marguerite and Thomas Hurley of Blossburg; and a special cousin, Jerry Innes. She is survived by her husband Walter Krauser, whom she met while attending Penn State University; a daughter, Linda (Kevin) McQuaid of Longview, Texas; a son, Mike Krauser of Chicago, Illinois; son Matt (Jessica) Krauser of Wheaton, Illinois; nine grandchildren, and her brother Michael (Joy) Hurley of Sierra Vista, Arizona. A funeral Mass was held Saturday, November 22, at St Mary’s Catholic Church at in Longview Texas. There will also be a memorial mass in Maine in early July 2015. Please consider making a donation in Gib’s name to the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME.) –Canton Independent-Sentinel 12/1/2013

JANSEN –BETTY M. DRIFT, 82, of Wellsboro, died on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at The Green Home. She was the wife of Raymond G. Drift, Sr., who preceded her in death, April 24, 2002. Betty was born June 9, 1932, in Albany NY, the daughter of the late Leo H. and Jenny (Snyder) Jansen. She was a member of Draper Baptist Church. Betty enjoyed knitting, crocheting, bingo and camping. She loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Raymond G. & Teresa Drift, Jr. Hillsborough, NJ; daughters and sons-in-law, Debby & Adam Patterson and Tracy & Kelly Young, all of Wellsboro, PA; seven grand-daughters, Brittany Burgess (William), Shelby Young, Jenny Young, Mackenzie Patterson, Mackayla Patterson, Toni Marie Gushue and Desiree Moczydlowski; great grandson, Anthony Tacak. Friends and family are invited to Betty's Life Celebration on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 3-5 PM at Draper Baptist Church. Memorial service to follow with Pastor Ronald Hagy officiating. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/5/2014

MICHAEL R. KILBURN, age 64 of 109 W. Woodlawn Ave., Elkland, Pa. passed away December 19, 2014 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Mike was born October 11, 1950 in Wellsboro, Pa. the son of Robert and Jane Hobin Kilburn. He proudly served in the US. Navy for 30 years where he earned the rank of Command Master Chief, was manager at US. Steel in Indiana for 7 years, Schweizer Aircraft for 2 years, HMAC for one year and worked in the gun dept. at Ackley and Sons, Westfield, Pa. He was avid hunter and loved dogs. He is survived by: wife – Sheena; children – Michael R. (Amber) Kilburn II., Capron, Va., Tracie Chaffee, Danville, Va. and Chad Kilburn, Knoxville, Pa.; grandchildren – Emily Kilburn, Taylor Kilburn, Caitlin Chaffee, Eric Chaffee, Gregory Chaffee, Corin Chaffee, Mercedes Chaffee and Kylie Kilburn; Brother – Thomas Kilburn, Osceola, Pa.; sister – Judy and Niece – Stacie Orooney. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Monday Dec. 22, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/21/2014

KILMER –EUNICE H. FOUST, 82, of Hughesville died Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Valley View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 14, 1932, in Sayre, a daughter of the late Stanley C and Clara G. (Dean) Kilmer. June 29, 1950, she married William Elery Foust Sr., who survives. Eunice is survived by a daughter, Rebecca (Dana) Bertin, Muncy; four sons, William (Jean) Foust Jr., Dushore, Gerald (Elane) Foust, New Albany, Rodney Foust, Hughesville and Kevin Foust, Hughesville; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be sent to Susquehanna Home Hospice, 1201 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA or to Lights of Love of Valley View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, PA. –McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home Obituary

LANE –EVA L. GREEN, age 97, of Painted Post, NY passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Absolut Care of Three Rivers, Painted Post. Eva was born on December 8, 1917 in Elmer, PA. She was the daughter of the late Carl J. and Charlotte (Keeney) Lane. She attended elementary school in Westfield, PA and was a graduate of Painted Post High School, Class of 1935. Eva married Clayton F. Green on August 10, 1935 in Painted Post, NY. He predeceased her on June 29, 2002. Eva spent her years as a homemaker, caring for her six children. She was a Last Charter Member of Victory Highway Wesleyan Church and former member and deaconess of the Horseheads Baptist Church. Eva was an avid crossword puzzle fan and enjoyed making handmade quilts for family and friends. She is survived by two sons, C. Harold (Ruth) Green of Springfield, IL, Kenneth (Vandy) Green of Addison, NY; three daughters, Phyllis (Ed) Crook of Corning, NY, Sylvia (Kenneth) Jimerson of Dunnville, KY, Carol (Daniel) Davidson of Lancing, TN; daughter-in-law, Nancy Green of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Charles Green of Painted Post, NY; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Eva was predeceased by son, Charles Green; brother, Clair Lane; sister, Reva Bolton; and grandsons, Jonathan Green and John Tucker. Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A funeral and committal service will immediately follow at 4:00 p.m., Reverends Edwin Roloson, Theodore Brennan and Donald Guiles officiating. Special music will be sung by Pastor Vaughn Vanskiver. Burial will take place in the family plot at Goodsell cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Eva's name may be sent to the Brazil Gospel Mission, 125 W. Ash St., Springfield, IL or to the Grace Methodist Church, 191 Bridge St., Corning, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/18/2014

LOCKWOOD –MARION L. HALPIN, 92, of Troy, formerly of Tamaqua, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, surrounded by her family at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa. She was born in Tamaqua, June 11, 1922, the youngest child of the late Roy and Anna Lockwood. She was a graduate of Tamaqua High School. She married Frederick Halpin on Sept. 3, 1948 and shared 56 years of marriage before his passing on Dec. 23, 2004. She was the mother of one daughter, Carol, wife of Rev. Garry Zuber, grandmother to Tracy (Bruce) Charsky, Mt. Top, Pa. and Mark (Dana) Zuber, Lancaster, Pa. She has four great-grandchildren, Brooke and Brady Zuber and Katie and Aaron Charsky. Marion is retired from Atlas Chemical (ICI) after 35 years. She is a past Matron of the Tamaqua Eastern Star and held a state star point. She was past president of the Tamaqua Senior Citizens. During her retirement years Marion and her husband ran many trips both national and international. She was former member of the Summit Hill Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school, was a trustee and a member of the Calvin Club. She currently is a member to the Trinity UCC. Church in Tamaqua. Marion loved being a grandmother and great-grandmother. Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at the Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Tamaqua (hometown) with a celebration of her life to follow at 2 p.m. Because she was an avid reader, memorials may be directed to the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 34 Fenner Ave., Troy, PA in Marion's memory. Lamar Christ Funeral Home, 31 Mahanoy Ave. Tamaqua, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 12/18/2014

The Rev. JACK LONG, age 90 of Horseheads and Painted Post went home to be with the Lord on Wed. Dec. 3, 2014. Jack was born in Williamsport, PA to Clifford and Ruth (Sahm) Long in Oct. 22, 1924. He is survived by his wife Pauline (Silsbee) Long; daughter and son, Nancy Long of Elmira, NY, Susan Long of New Market, NH; Tim (Patti) Long of Chula Vista, CA; grandchildren, Rebekah (George) Torres, Anna (Tim) Slade, Aaron (Lindsay) Long, and Daniel Long; great grandchildren, C.J. and Naomi Slade, Ariana, Leia, and Isaiah Torres; and sister, Betty (Jeffrey) Nevel of Williamsport, PA. Jack ministered several places including tenure with Nebraska and Ohio World Mission Campaign, 1st Baptist Church in Buda Illinois, 1st Baptist Church of Montour Falls and Painted Post. Jack was a strong man of faith and also a veteran of the US Army. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Fri. Dec. 5, 2014 from 5-7:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated in the American Baptist Church in Big Flats on Sat. Dec. 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Kirk officiating. Burial service will take place in Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport, PA. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember of International Ministries American Baptist Churches USA, PO Box 851 Valley Forge PA.–Elmira Star-Gazette 12/5/2014

DONALD L. MATTISON JR., age 81, of Elmira Heights NY, began his new journey surrounded by the love of his family on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Donald was born on December 14, 1932 in Elmira NY. He is survived by loving wife Shelva Jean (Brown) of 59 years. Don adored his family of five daughters and one son. Daughters, Debra (Albert) Newcomer Pine City, Donna Mattison Elmira Heights, Gayle Taylor of Horseheads, Janet Mathews Moravia, NY and Diane (Ron) Sempler of Horseheads, Son, Donald L. (DonnaJo) Mattison III also of Horseheads; twelve grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Brother, Jack Mattison of Watkins Glen NY; sisters, Zoie Covert of Springfield, KY and Sandra Brown of Newfield, NY. Don was predeceased by his parents Donald L. Mattison and Iona M. Mattison of Elmira NY, Brothers Maurice (Mouse) Mattison, Waverly, NY, and Gary (Butch) Mattison, Elmira, NY. Don worked for Joe Chairvolotti Trucking, Waverly NY, for 27 years, and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He also worked for Coldiron Fuel for 7 years, where he then retired at the age of 66. Don was an avid sports fan, his favorite teams were NY Yankees and NY Giants, even when they lost! He loved watching his grandchildren play sports, was a Mall Walker with his loving wife, loved playing cards and even more, spending time with his family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Sat. Dec. 6, 2014 from 5-7:00 p.m. His service will follow there at 7:00 p.m. Burial at the convenience of his family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/4/2014

MELLON –MARJORIE ANN FAIRBAIM, 83, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at the Lake Wales Medical Center. She was born Oct. 13, 1931 in Watertown, N.Y., to the late Carl George and Gertrude Mellon; and she came here from St. Augustine in 2003. She was a retired bookkeeper from Tioga General Hospital and Waverly School District; and she was a member and deacon of the Hope Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven. She was also a member of the Sassy Singers & Red Hatters of Tower Wood. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Allen T. Fairbairn; daughters, Lynn M. Cranmer of Sayre, Pa., and Linda A. White of Wurtsboro, N.Y.; son, Paul A. Fairbairn of Gillett, Pa.; sisters, Shirley Huminick of Alaska and Marilyn Labosky of Milan, Pa.; five grandchildren, Colleen (Ken) Vanderpool, Kimberly Lattimer, Andrea Johnston, Tim (Sarah) Cranmer and Keith (Kristie) White; and 13 great-grandchildren. There was a gathering of family and friends on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at the Tower Wood Clubhouse. –Sayre Morning Times 12/17/2014

FRANK J. MITCHELL, 84, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Born April 30, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Miklitsch) Mitchell. On June 18, 1955 in Galeton, he married the late Shirley Paul, who preceded him in death on February 22, 2014. Frank worked at Galeton Production for many years as a mechanic, owned and operated his own farm, and was an original co-owner of Mitchell's Twin Valley Farms in Germania. Frank was a member of St. Bibiana's Catholic Church in Galeton, a member of the Galeton Moose, a member of the Black Forest Snowmobile Club, and sat on the Board of Elections for West Branch Twp. He greatly enjoyed polka and feeding the wild birds. Surviving are his two sons, Stephen (Vickie Hurst) Mitchell and Brian (Charlotte) Mitchell, both of Galeton; four grandchildren, Jason Mitchell, Alicia Mitchell, Aimee (Robert) Fisher and Brandy Mitchell; three great-grandchildren, Breanna Fillmore, Chad Fisher and Macie Casher; a brother-in-law, Bravo Button; a sister-in-law, Erma Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Frank was predeceased by a brother, Albert Mitchell and a sister, Helen Button. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Monday, December, 29, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00pm and at St. Bibiana's Catholic Church, Galeton on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00am with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:00am. The Rev. Joseph Dougherty will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice . –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/2014

RAIR –PHYLLIS C. SINGER of Frostproof, FL, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. Born on July 30, 1926 in Mountain Top, PA, she was a daughter of the late Kasson and Lucille Wakeman Rair. She spent her childhood in Mountain Top, Forty Fort and Laceyville, PAa, as her father worked for the Leigh Valley Railroad. She graduated from Laceyville High School in 1944. Besides being a homemaker, she worked at Dibble’s IGA Market for many years before becoming librarian of the Laceyville Public Library. She retired in 1988. Phyllis was a member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church in Laceyville. When she moved to Frostproof, FL, in 1993, she attended the United Community Church of Avon Park, FL and the Faith Lutheran Church in Clewiston, FL. She enjoyed her life in Frostproof. Phyllis is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Rexford (Jack) Singer; a sister, Joanne Brown and two brothers, Richard and Bernard Rair. Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Claudia and John McGill of Republic, MO and Jacklyn Espinoza of Clewiston, FL; four grandchildren, Brian McGill and wife, Holly, Krista McGill, Anthony Espinoza and wife, Erin and Martin Espinoza; three great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Zachary and Brady McGill; a niece, Lynne Bressi of Pottsville; two nephews, Gail Brown and Stephen Brown of Jacksonville, FL and their families. A memorial service will be held in Laceyville, PA at the Spring Hill Cemetery at a later date. –Wyalusing Rocket 12/4/2014

ROMANICK –MARY BREHMER, 94, of Ulster, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Mary was born on April 4, 1920 in Coaldale, Pa., the daughter of Anastasia (Nelly) Siomko Romanick and Michael Romanick. Mary was predeceased by five brothers, John Romanick, Michael Romanick, Peter Romanick, George Romanick, and William Romanick. Walter Romanick of Rome, Pa. is her surviving brother. Mary is also survived by her daughter, two sons, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mary will be deeply missed by her companion of 16 years, William G. Avery Sr. Aside from immediate family, Mary was blessed with a very large extended family that loved her dearly, William and JoAnn Avery Jr., Rodney and Kathryn Clark, Leon and Alice Mosher Sr., Carol Jenkins, Connie Avery, Neil Sheddon, Michael and Lori Gross IV, and many extended grandchildren. Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Immediately following the funeral service there will be a luncheon gathering at the Burlington United Methodist Church in Burlington, Pa. Memorial contributions can be made to the Burlington United Methodist Church in care of Eileen Sherman or to Towanda Memorial Hospice. –Towanda Daily Review 12/15/2014

SANTUCCI –ANNA SANTUCCI ALTIERI, 93, of 18 William St., South Waverly, Pa., passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Anna was born November 5, 1921 in Sassinoro, Italy. She came to the United States in 1948 at age 27 and on Jan. 6, 1949, Anna married Clement Altieri at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in South Waverly. Anna devoted her life to raising her family and caring for her home. Anna possessed a loving and caring spirit always giving of herself and thoughtful of others. She loved to cook for family and friends and never allowed anyone to leave her home without sending something special that she had prepared to take home with them. Anna was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre and the Altar and Rosary Society. Surviving are her children, Angela M. Green of Maryland and Joseph M. Altieri and wife Patricia of Sayre, grandchildren, Joey Altieri and wife Lucia of Corning, N.Y., Gregg Altieri and wife Kati of Fox Chapel, Pa., Matthew Altieri of Bra, Italy, and Corey Green and wife Laura of Maryland, great-grandchildren, Megan and Adam Green of Maryland, sister, Angelina Benedetti and husband Nino of Ossining, N.Y., brothers, Modestin Santucci of Ossining, N.Y., Giovani Santucci of Brighton, England, several dear nieces, nephews, cousins and many wonderful friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clement Altieri on May 22, 2010 and by three brothers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, with the Rev. Vincent Langan as celebrant. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. The family suggests that contributions be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN in Anna's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 12/8/2014

NICHOLAS J. SCHOONOVER, 72, of Tioga Center a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, and uncle passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital after a courageous 26 month battle with chronic lyme disease. Nick was predeceased by his father, Burton Schoonover; brothers, Joseph Schoonover and Gary Schoonover. Nick is survived by his mother, Helen; wife, Sally; children, Nicholas J. (Tammy Bell) Schoonover III and their children, Ethan and Shelby of Sellersville, Pa., Mark R. (Tammy) Schoonover and their children, N. James and Justin of Horseheads, and Elizabeth Schoonover (Jonathan) McCarthy of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister-in-law, Bonnie Schoonover; niece, Julia Schoonover; devoted friend and neighbor, Jim Stewart; our ray of sunshine, Charlotte Baker; along with Danny and Steve and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Nick worked 40 years at IBM Owego, starting in Oct. 24, 1964. He started off on the Apollo program from 1964-72, then to AWACS and ending with FSD. He relocated several times to accommodate the demands of his job. Nick was involved in the Nichols-Tioga Jaycees organizing the Raft Races. Member of the Owego Camera Club and the Tioga Center United Methodist Church. Nick was a former leader of the Boy Scouts Troop #40. Nick always wanted to retire in his childhood community and cared deeply about the quality of life in Tioga County. He devoted many hours to the Tioga County Landowners group’s endeavors. Special thanks to the infusion lab and the third floor west at Lourdes for his excellent care. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at noon at Tioga United Methodist Church, Main Street, Tioga Center, with Pastor Donna Taylor Martin officiating and burial to follow in Schoonover Cemetery. Family invites friends to call on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in Nick’s name to The Nicholas J. Schoonover Science and Engineering Scholarship, P.O. Box 18, Tioga Center, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 12/17/2014

SEELEY –MARLENE A. PALUMBO, 78, died peacefully at her home Sunday November 30, 2014 surrounded by loving family and friends following a brief illness. Marlene, known by Marti to many, was the daughter of Ralph and Harriet (Hattie) Seeley, born November 4, 1936 in Knoxville, PA , She was the loving and devoted wife of 56 years to her husband Thomas and a loving and caring mother to her four sons Tom, John and his wife MaryKay, Jeff and Greg and his partner Lorraine Brown. She was a doting Grandmother to Kyle, Christopher, Danielle and Mathew. She was an Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews and a dear friend to many here in the Valley and around the country. Besides her husband and sons, and grandchildren, she is survived by brother Mark Seeley of Elkland PA and sister Helen Pratt of Knoxville PA, sister in law Marylou Duffy of Atlanta, sister in-law and brother and law Virginia and Andrew Schliecker of Waverly. She excelled in her career as a Registered Nurse, having graduated the RPH School of Nursing and retired from the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, PA. Marlene was very active in several local organizations including the Valley Jayncee's, Sons of Italy, VFW Auxiliary, The Red Hat Society and Waverlys Attic. During the 1980's she owned and operated the card and gift store 'Marlees' in Waverly. In her youth she was active in the Grange and took pride with her work on the family farm. Services will be held at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street in Waverly, calling hours will be Thursday December 4th, from 3-4PM for family and from 4 to 7 PM for friends and community. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 5th at 9:30AM at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark St. in Waverly and a celebration of her life will be hosted by her family at 11:30 AM at the Sons Of Italy, 301 Desmond St., in Sayre, PA. Internment will be at St. James Cemetery in Waverly. Family asks that in lieu of flowers, a contribution be made in Marlene's name to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wounded Warrior Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House or charity of your choosing. Those wishing may sent a private sympathy message of remembrance for Marti’s family. –Blauvelt Funeral Home notice

SILVERSTRIM –ALICE L. CHRZANOWSKI, 80, of Apalachin, passed away on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at her home. She was born Nov. 15, 1934 in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward and Florence Fulmer Silverstrim. She graduated from Turnpike High School, a member of the class of 1953. She married Bernard Chrzanowski of Bernice on Aug. 17, 1957. Alice was a member and treasurer of the Apalachin United Methodist Church, a member of the Eastern Star Round Hill Chapter No. 104, Endicott and was inducted into the BJCE USBC Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame. She had a love for bowling and genealogy. She is survived by her loving husband Bernard Chrzanowski; son Douglas (Colleen) Chrzanowski, Owego, N.Y.; five siblings: Rose Mary (Russell) Bennett of Forksville, Pa.; Gloria Ann Bryan of Dushore, Pa., Patsy Jean (Douglas) Fries of Pineville, La., Dorothy Silverstrim and Robert Silverstrim of Dushore and Connie (Robert) Vohrer of Meshoppen, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins .She was predeceased by her sisters Dolores (Earl) Insinger on Sept. 16, 1987 and Joan (Donald) Shaffer on Feb. 20, 1988. The family will receive friends at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Linda Renninger, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Alice can be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 12/21/2014

SINKER –HILDEGARDE B. TOUCHON, 73, of Athens, PA, formerly of Martinsville, NJ, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at home following an extended illness. She was born on March 18, 1941 in Plainfield, NJ, the daughter of the late Martin Sinker and Mary Riester Sinker. Hildegarde was a Beautician for many years. She was a volunteer at the local VA Hospital and especially enjoyed helping with the MS patients. Hildegarde was an active member of the Blessed Sacrament Church of Martinsville, NJ, participated in the Notes of Love musical group at the church and learned to play the guitar and bass fiddle. Hildegarde loved to teach ceramics and many of her family and friends have precious mementos of her artistic talents. She enjoyed raising chickens, doves and quails. Hildegarde is predeceased by her husband Richard Touchon in 2011. Hildegarde is survived by her children Heidi and Keith Apgar of Gillett, PA, Jon Touchon of Athens, PA, and Michelle Cook of Hillsborough, NJ; grandchildren Jessie Apgar of Towanda, PA and Dana Apgar of Gillett, PA; sister Eileen O'Hara of FL and brother Martin Sinker of FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. At the family's request, there will be no calling hours or services at this time. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., of Athens, PA. There will be a memorial service at a later date to be held in New Jersey. Memorial donations may be made in Hildegarde's memory to Guthrie Home Health Care at 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 12/28/2014

JAROSLAW ‘JERRY’ STANECKY age 89, died suddenly December 4, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Born on October 17, 1925 in Horodenka, Ukraine, he was the son of the late Andrij and Olena (Bochovska) Stanecky and brother to the late Mykhash and Yurko Stanecky. He was predeceased in 2004 by his beloved wife, Anna (Zwir) Stanecky, whom he married November 25, 1949. He is survived by his daughter Orysia J. and son-in-law John L. Calka of Clifton Park, NY, his grandson, Stefan G. Calka of Sacramento, CA, and granddaughter, Dr. Larissa A. (Calka) and her husband Eric Gemme of Boxford, MA. Jaroslaw is also survived by nieces and nephews Volodymir Stanecky and Ihor Stanecky both of Horodenka, Ukraine, Lubov (Stanecky) Jelizarova of Prague, Czech Republic, Orest and Halina Stanecky of Garson, Ontario, Dmytro Stanecky of Garson, Ontario, Dr. Oryst and Gail Swyszcz of Mississauga, Ontario, and Dr. Orysia (Swyszcz) and Ihor Skotar of Mississauga, Ontario. As a young man Jaroslaw studied as a barber's apprentice in Ukraine. In 1943, during WWII, he joined the Ukrainian Army and fought for Ukrainian independence. Following the war, he moved to England where he met and married Anna Zwir. Soon after, their daughter Orysia was born in Leeds, England. In 1958 the family immigrated to the United States as passengers on the Queen Elizabeth and settled for a brief time in New York City before moving to Elmira, NY. He worked as a barber at the Mark Twain Hotel for a few years and then opened Jerry's Barber Shop on the Southside, where he worked for almost 50 years until retiring in 2011. Jerry built a cottage on Lamoka Lake, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating with his family and friends. He was a communicant of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church and one of the original members of the Ukrainian American National Club of Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, December 9th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Panakhyda service will be held at 8 pm. Panakhyda will continue at the funeral home on Wednesday at 12:30 pm followed by Divine Liturgy at 1 p.m. in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interment will take place in St. Nicholas Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 210 East McCann's Blvd, Elmira Heights, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/7/2014

TETOR –VIRGINIA L. LITTEER, 72, of Dundee, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. She was born in Penn Yan on September 17, 1942, the daughter of the late Clayton and Juanita (Foote) Tetor. She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Phillip Wright, and by her sister, Deborah Tetor. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Donald W. Litteer and by several nieces and nephews. Services will be private. Burial will be in Tyrone Union Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/22/2014

GARY W. TUTTLE, 60, of County Road 9, Burdett, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 after a long, courageous battle. He is survived by his wife, Faye (Bailey) Tuttle; children, Gary (Margaret) Tuttle, Gregory Tuttle, Greta (Chris) Zafonte, Marlana (Bill) Beardsley, Melissa (Jesse) Smith, and Marianne (Jason) Narde; sister, Diane (Calvin) Carl; 18 precious grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Gary was predeceased by his parents Harry "Bucky" and Phyllis (Dean)Tuttle, and sister Donna Kelley. Gary was employed by Painters and Allied Trades until his retirement in 2009. He was a member of the Burdett Fire Department for 40 years, and a member of the Montour Moose Club. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A service will follow at the conclusion of calling hours. Special thanks, thoughts and prayers are extended to Dr. Blanche Borzell and staff at Schuyler Hospital for the special care given to Gary during his illness. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Burdett Fire Department or Schuyler County Ambulance. –Towanda Daily Review 12/19/2014

JOHN MICHAEL VERHAGE SR., 81, of Milan, Pa. passed away on Dec. 10, 2014 at home with his family by his side. John was born on Nov. 22, 1933 in Jersey City, N.J., the son of John and Mary Verhage. He was an avid reader, enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoy attending Broadway shows and met many well known singers and celebrities in clubs in NYC. While living in New Jersey John was employed with UPS and ITT Continental Baking Company. John moved to Pennsylvania in 1978. He worked at Robert Packer Hospital for 20 years and owned and operated Verhage Photography. He was married to Barbara Bernath Verhage and they celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary in 2014.John was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Army as a Corporal. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was a member of the VFW Skiff-Bower Post in Sayre Pa. He also served on the Habitat For Humanity Board. He was a member of the International Operating Engineers Union No. 68 and Professional Photographers of America. John was a Past Master of Rural Amity Lodge No. 70, Athens Pa., Past High Priest of Amity Royal Arch Chapter No. 293, Athens Pa., Past Thrice Illustrious Master of Northern Council No. 24, Athens Pa., Past Commander of Northern Commandery No. 16, Towanda Pa. and received the Knights York Cross of Honor. Besides his wife Barbara, he is survived by his son, John Arthur Verhage; daughter, Patricia Verhage; son, John Michael II; step-daughter, Karen (Mark) Robins; step-daughters, Nancy (Ramon) Perez, and Catherine (Ron) Christy; step-son, Douglas Brarens; grandson, Jammie Verhage; granddaughters, Katlin (Brian) Sirois, Britanny Verhage; and grandson, John Verhage III; step-grandchildren, Maria (Sean), Jennifer Perez (David) Bowlby, Heather Perez (Ryan) Sutcliffe, Ramon Perez, Dawn (Rick) Granja, Ronald (Ashley) Christy, Douglas Christy, Cherie (Brandon) Green; great-grandchildren, Ryan Sean Bunson, Brayden and Kyleigh Sirois; step-great-grandchildren, Brandon, Brianna, and Savannah Bowlby, Arianna and Dylan Sutcliffe, Richie and Emily Granja, Riley Lynne Christy, Benjamin, Cameron and Charlotte Green; brother-in-law, Daniel (Jacqueline) Bernath; several nieces and nephews, and several extended families. John was predeceased by his father, John Arthur Verhage; mother, Mary MacInnery Verhage; brothers-in-law, Derwent Bernath and David Bernath; sister-in-law, Theresa Bernath. At John's request there will be no calling hours or services. Memorial services will be at the family's convenience. Memorial donations may be made in John's memory to the American Lung Association, 302 N. Main St., Scranton, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 12/19/2014

ROBERT C. ‘BOB’ WARNER SR., 75, of Sayre, PA passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on June 17, 1938 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Lee and Janet I. Williams Warner. Bob served in the US Army from 1959-1964 with the 82nd Airborne Paratrooper stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC. During high school Bob was on the Athens High School undefeated football team of 1956 and track team of 1957. He was a 3 Sport Letterman in football, track and basketball. Bob was the Owner and Proprietor of the VanEtten Hotel for 20 years. After selling the hotel, Bob sold real estate for almost 20 years, prior to retiring in 2012. He was the Chairman of a Local AAHA, a member of ELKS Lodge #1148 and the Loyal Order of the Moose #1490. He is predeceased by his step-daughter Cindy King and ex-wife Audrey Warner. Bob is survived by his children Susan Warner of Candor, NY and Robert Warner, Jr. of Ithaca, NY, step-children Raymond Raupers and Michael Warner of Geneva, NY, 9 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Friends and family may call on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 12pm-1pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. A Memorial Service will follow at 1pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE #M20, Atlanta, GA. –Sayre Morning Times 12/8/2014

YANAVITCH –CATHERYN G. YANAVITCH RANDALL, age 85, of Stevensville, Pa. passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. with her loving family at her side. Catheryn was born at home on the family farm in Stevensville, Pa. on Nov. 16, 1929, a daughter of the late Joseph and Cassie Moleski Yanuicz. She graduated from the Camptown High School in the class of 1947. She married Carl Manley Randall on July 3, 1954 and they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary before his passing on Sept. 9, 2009. Catheryn loved spending time with her family and friends, she was looking forward to the arrival of her fourth great-grandchild. She was an avid gardener, she also enjoyed hunting and bird watching. Catheryn liked to stay active, what was work to others was play to her. She helped with the Ugly Quilts for the homeless project at the Spring Hill Community Hall. She had many talents not the least of which included carpentry, masonry, sewing, and general supervision. She enjoyed visits from her grand-dogs and cats. She loved a good adventurous yard sale excursion. She was always willing to lend a helping hand, and was always thinking of others. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.Catheryn was a member St. Mary's Church in Wyalusing, Pa.Surviving are: son, Carl Randall Jr. of Owego, N.Y.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Raymond Oslin of Auburn Center, Pa., Cassie Taylor of Mehoopany, Pa.; two grandchildren, Chaz Ryce of Meshoppen, Pa., Kristy and Rick Gill of Chesapeake, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Richard Gill III of Chesapeake, Va., Micah Gill of Chesapeake, Va., Alena Gill of Chesapeake, Va.; brother, William Yanavitch of Waverly, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Martha Yanavitch of Stevensville, Pa., Betty Yanavitch of LeRaysville, Pa.; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony Yanavitch on Sept. 21, 1988 and Joseph Yanavitch on July 22, 1998; and also by two sisters, Anna Bagdon on April 22, 2005 and Mary Jones on Feb. 26, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. with her pastor, the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, presiding. Friends and family may call from 6 p.m. to the start of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the HOPS Ambulance Assoc., c/o James W. Seipler, 606 Ridge Rd., Rome, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 12/19/2014

VANDERPOOL –JOYCE M. PRUYNE, 77, of Athens, PA passed away on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital after her courageous battle with cancer.She was born on Sept. 29, 1937 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Robert S. and Daisy M. God Vanderpool. Joyce worked for Rynveld Wreath Factory in her earlier years then she went to work for Paxar Label Processing for 31 years until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time in her flower garden and with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her step-father LaVerne Powers and brother Robert S. Vanderpool, Jr. Joyce is survived by her husband of 56 years Robert at home, children and their spouses Donna and Thomas Walters of Milan, PA, Michael Pruyne of Milan, PA, Terry and Lori Pruyne of Addison, NY, Darren Pruyne of Milan, PA and Dean Pruyne of Athens, PA, grandchildren Stacie and Jon Peterman, Nicholas Walters and Malorie Hiller, John Walters and Elizabeth Smith, Dustin and Jamie Pruyne, Cody Pruyne, Austin Pruyne, Jennifer Terrell, Elizabeth Pruyne, Juliet Pruyne, Kyle Pruyne, Tanisha Ostrander, and Douglas Pruyne, great-grandchildren Addison Peterman, Brody Peterman, Parker Walters, David Walters, Jonica Walters, Kendall Walters, Emerson Terrell, and Natalee Beebe, brother and sister-in-law Albert and Janice Vanderpool, sister and brother-in-law Linda and Michael Stanton, sister-in-law, Mabel Vanderpool, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Following Joyce's wishes, 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 in Joyce's memory to charity of one's choice. –Towanda Daily Review 12/5/2014

MR. ROBERT CLINTON (BOB) VANDUZER SR., 72 years young, of St. Pauls, N.C., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C. Mr. VanDuzer was a U.S. Navy veteran with 30 years of service, a member of Fleet Reserve Branch 259, a member of the American Legion, and a member of St. Pauls United Methodist Church. He worked for 15 years with the Ingersoll Rand Corp. in Athens, Pa., and was retired from Mueller Steam Inc. of St. Pauls. He also enjoyed wood working. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at St. Pauls United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Skipper officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service, beginning at 5 p.m., also at the church. Bob will be laid to rest in Pennsylvania at a later date. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra (Pat) VanDuzer; his son, Robert VanDuzer Jr.; his daughter, Becky Cable and husband, Robert (Jay) Cable; his sisters, Anna Mae Lantz, Alice Horton, Lillian Stroud; his grandchildren, Nick Cable, Natasha Cable, Tiffany Holton; and an expected great-grandchild. Preceding him in death were his brothers, Henry LeRoy VanDuzer, Chester VanDuzer, Paul VanDuzer, Rodney VanDuzer; and his sisters, Helen Gesford and Grace Crandall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Pauls United Methodist Church, 406 W. Broad Street, St. Pauls, NC. –Sayre Morning Times 12/13/2014

WOZNICKI –ELIZABETH WOZNICKI MARSHALL, age 98, of Wyalusing, Pa. passed away on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, Pa., with her loving family at her side. Betty was born in Plains, Pa. on Feb. 7, 1916, a daughter of the late Francis J. and Susan Bodnar Woznicki. She graduated from the Wyalusing High School in the class of 1935. After school she worked at the Wyalusing Rocks with her sister, Louise Wildrick. She married Carl H. Marshall on April 8, 1936. He predeceased her on March 17, 1987. Soon after they got married the family moved to Buffalo, N.Y., where Carl worked on aircraft for the war effort. In the early '50s the family moved to Willow Creek, N.Y., where they resided until moving back to Wyalusing in 1976. They remodeled her childhood home and Betty lived there Until she moved to the Wyalusing Personal Care Home and later The Manor three years ago. Betty was a committed member of her community and was a member of the Wyalusing Lioness, the Wyalusing Borough Election Board for 10 years, the Wyalusing Borough Shade Tree Committee and the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 Auxiliary. She was in the Grandparent Helper program, tutoring students at Wyalusing Elementary School for 10 years. Betty enjoyed taking bus trips with the Senior Citizens AARP, and spending time with friends in the Stevensville Birthday Club. Betty had a zest for life, loved her family, friends and community. Her passion was gardening, and she was well known for her beautiful flowers gardens. She loved to travel, having been to Russia, Greece, Italy and many other destinations. She would hop in the car at a moment's notice just to take a ride around the countryside. Betty was an avid reader and especially liked history and biographies. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel (Laura) Marshall of Holtwood, Pa., Jack Marshall of Trumansburg, N.Y., David Marshall of Yuma, Ariz., Richard Marshall of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Leona Dunklee of Laurel, Md.; brother, Carl Woznicki of Athens, Tenn. Also surviving are four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her sister,  Louise Wildrick and two brothers, Francis Woznicki and Albert Woznicki. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial gifts be directed to the Wyalusing Public Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 12/28/2014

YOUNG –BERNICE L. MARKISH, 91, of Towanda, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 1, 2014 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Bernice was born in Mill Hall, Pa. on Jan. 27, 1923, the daughter of Albert J. Young and Rebecca Allen Young. She graduated from Lock Haven High School and in early years was employed by Piper Aircraft in Mill Hall, Pa. She was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 20 years, retiring in 1982. Bernice was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda and volunteered with the church visitation committee. She was also a member of the Sylvania Women's Club. Bernice enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her children, William Arthur "Art" Markish and wife, Bernice "Boni" of Towanda, Debra G. Capwell of Macedonia, Marilyn L. Markish of Towanda, Janet S. Bright and husband, Larry of Sheridan, Wyo.; special daughter, Michelle Jacovino of Wilton Manors, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Clarence L. Young, Ruth Young Swartz, Wilber L. Young and wife, Jane, Robert J. Young and wife, Dorothy, James A. Young and wife, Alice, LeRoy M. Young and wife, Ethel, Bonavee R. Young Cornell; sister-in-law, Vivian Young; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Bernice was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kay Nolan; siblings, Carl Young, George Young and wife, Thelma, Geraldine Young Winkleman and husband, Dan, Harold Young and wife, Mildred, Caroline Miller and husband, Leroy and Charles Young, Kenneth Young and wife, Jane; sister-in-law, Mariam Young; brother-in-law, Glenn Swartz; and son-in-law, John Capwell. In accordance with Bernice's wishes, there will be no services. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda United Methodist Church, 103 Main St., Towanda, PA in memory of Bernice L. Markish. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Bernice's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 12/3/2014

JOHN BLAIR YURKANIN SR., age 61, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., passed away on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 unexpectedly at Troy Community Hospital. Blair, as he was affectionately known, was born July 8, 1953 in Orange, N.J., son of the late John G. and Dorothy (Shelinski) Yurkanin Jr. Blair was a graduate of Delaware Valley College and worked side by side with his loving wife Cammy as dairy farmers. He and the former Cammy Wood were married on October 4, 1975 and began their life of farming together ending up in Columbia Cross Roads. Blair in his spare time was a track coach at Troy High School working with the discus and shot-put athletes. His memberships included the Troy Rotary Club, Pennsylvania Dairyman's Association, The Center for Dairy Excellence, past member of the Brown Swiss Association, Jersey Association and Holstein Association. He was a hard working individual who instilled the ethics of hard work and love to his family and friends. Surviving are his loving wife Cammy Yurkanin of Columbia Cross Roads; son and daughter-in-law John B. (Ally) Yurkanin Jr.; daughters and sons-in-law Heather (Brandon) Walters of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Amberleigh (Justin) Packard of Columbia Cross Roads; his loving grandchildren Katherine Blair Walters, Connor George Packard and John Blair Yurkanin III; a sister and brother-in-law, Gail Ann (Steven) Stargardter of San Diego, Calif. and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; aunts and uncles; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc. Blair's funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with Reverend Garry Zuber officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at the farm that Blair so dearly loved. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Troy Track & Field in memory of Coach Yurkanin. –Towanda Daily Review 12/21/2014
 

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