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ABRAMS –PAT DENISE TAPPAN passed away after an illness at the Guthrie Medical Center on Friday, June 27, 2014. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she lived to serve her family. She is wife to Doug Tappan, mother to Jimmer Tappan and Monica Chilson and their spouses Kelly Schrader Tappan and Mike Chilson. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy: they called her Nomie: they are Rielly Tappan, Kaeli Tappan, Luke Tappan, Dylan Chilson, and Dawson Chilson. Pat's brother is Allen Abrams and her sister is Kathy Chapman. Her mother-in-law is Charlotte Tappan. Pat is preceded in death by her daughter, Tara Lynn Tappan, her father, John Abrams, and her father-in-law, James Tappan. Besides her constant care of her family, Pat loved to play bingo and found great joy in watching thunderstorms. A private burial will be at the preference of the family. –Sayre Morning Times 7/1/2014

ALCOTT A. ALLEN, age 88, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Alcott was born in Elmira on May 30, 1925 to the late Jesse and Dora (Sage) Allen. Alcott served our country in the US Army during WWII and retired from the Elmira School District after many years as a bus driver. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Allen of Elmira; granddaughters, Marci E. Wright and Amy A. Oatmeyer, both of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Shawn, Airik, Kyle and Alex Wright, all of Elmira; 1 great-great grandchild, Micah and another one due in August, along with several nieces and nephews. Alcott was predeceased by his wife, Marylou in 2005 and sister, Phyllis Young. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, March 3, 2014 from 4 to 6 pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor David Sullivan officiating. Alcott was a great father, grandfather, great-great grandfather and friend. He will be missed dearly. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/27/2014

ALLEN –LEONA ESTHER ALLEN WARD died Jan. 27, 2014 at her residence at Foxdale Village in State College, Pa. where she and Samuel A. Ward, her surviving husband of 68 years have lived since 1997. She is survived by her two children, Elaine D. Ward, of Queens, N.Y., Raymond A. Ward, of Dunstable, Mass.; and her brother-in-law, Raymond B. Ward and his family of Waverly, N.Y. She is also survived by her nephews and a niece who are the sons and daughter of her late sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Albert Woleslagle who are Allen, Duane, Gary and Joann Wright and their spouses, children and grandchildren, all of Pennsylvania. Also surviving Leona Ward are her Madigan family cousins and their families including Janice Kennedy, Geneveive Corwin, Charles, Mylen, Leila Kilmer and the families of the late Clifton Madigan, Marjorie Lombardy, Hope Madigan, Carlton Guild and Michael Madigan. Leona was born on May 27, 1924 to Glenn and Elizabeth Madigan Allen on a farm in the Mountain Lake area of Bradford County, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Troy High School in 1942. In 1945 Leona completed Nurses Training at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. She married Samuel Ward in 1946. Leona became a Head Nurse in an OB GYN hospital while Sam completed graduate school at Cornell. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Rutgers in 1953. A daughter, Elaine was born in 1954; a son, Raymond, in 1958. In the mid-sixties, Leona went back to work full time as a kindergarten teacher at a public school in Ridgefield, Conn. She earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education at Western Conn State College in Danbury, Conn. She taught first and second grade in New Canaan and Byram, Conn. in the late 1960s and 1970s. When Sam's job took them to Carlsbad, Calif., Leona became a reading specialist. She taught reading to children in California. She taught reading in Massachusetts when they returned to the east coast. She and Sam took a trip around the world when they retired. Leona loved animals, birdsongs, wildflowers, wildlife, other people's pets and her family. She was a talented self-taught seamstress and sewed for everyone in the family including herself. She knitted, crocheted and quilted. Her other pastimes were water color painting, gardening and reading. She loved helping people, especially children. She traveled to many places including Alaska, Arizona, Ireland and New York City with Elder Hostels. Leona and Sam were lifelong Unitarians. In her early years at Foxdale she could be found in the art room, at a singing practice, or as a volunteer at the information desk or with Sam in her favorite easy chair. She was part of the helpline for residents and was active in some of the committee meetings and choral programs that keep the Foxdale community lively. A memorial service will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Foxdale Auditorium, Foxdale Village, 500 East Marilyn Ave., State College, PA, with a reception to follow from 3 to 4 p.m. All those who wish to attend are invited. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. –Towanda Daily Review 3/8/2014

FREDERICK ARTHUR ARNDT, 73, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014. He was born on January 4, 1941. Fred was the son of Arthur E. and Nellie Arndt (Husted). He served in the United States Army from December 20, 1965 to February 20, 1967 and received an Honorable Discharge. After the army, Fred worked at the A&P Plant until 1982. Next he worked at Kennedy Valve as a security guard. To further provide for his family, Fred took on a second full time job at St. Joseph's Hospital in housekeeping. Later he successfully transferred within to become a security guard, thus allowing him to work one 40 hour job and spend more time with his family. In the 70's, Fred became one of Jehovah's Witnesses and remained faithful through his life. He will be remembered as a loving husband and devoted father. Fred is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucille Arndt; two sons, Charles F. Arndt, Edward R. Arndt (Naomi) and Fred's sole beloved grandson, Nathan. He was predeceased by his father and mother Arthur E. and Nellie. General visitation will be from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 708 Lena Place, Elmira, NY followed by a Memorial Talk to be given at 2 p.m. by Stan Young. Arrangements are with the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. Those wishing to send flowers may send them directly to the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their excellent care. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/23/2014

ROGER G. AYERS, 89, of Dalton passed away Saturday (2014) at Geisinger CMC. He was born in Newton on Oct. 25, 1924 the son of the late Elmer and Fay Avery Ayers. He married Mary Pasmeg Johns and they would have celebrated 47 years together this coming July. Roger worked his entire life as a 3rd generation Painter with the Railroad. Roger was an active member of the Dalton Fire Company since 1950 and held the offices of President and Fire Chief. He was a very dedicated member. In addition to his parents, Roger is preceded in death by a sister, Ramona Britton. In addition to his wife Mary, Roger is survived by daughters; Lucille Myers and husband Bill of Clark Summit , Jackie Zurowski and Bonnie Ayers of Nazareth, son Jeffrey K. Ayers of Northampton, brother Elwyn Ayers of Charlotte, NC sister Marilyn Blardone of Spring Hill, Fl., and brother in law Kennard Britton of Factoryville. Five grandchildren, one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dalton Fire Company 109 S. Turnpike Rd., Dalton PA. –Carol Brotzman

FRANCIS XAVIER BAHL, 101, of Athens, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Sayre Healthcare Center. He was born on June 1, 1912 in Dushore, Pa., the son of the late Charles and Mary Henley Bahl. Francis was a member of the Church of the Epiphany. He retired from the Ingersoll Rand, Athens Foundry and also was a Fuller Brush salesman. Francis enjoyed woodworking and he loved to shop and go out to eat. He was well known for always having a smile on his face. He is predeceased by his first wife, Mary Burke Bahl and ten siblings. Francis is survived by his wife of 22 years, Helen, at home; children, Mary Alice Eppers of Sayre, Pa.; step-children, Nancy and Paul Saxton of Grand Rapids, Mich., Phyllis and Roy Darling of Mehoopany, Pa., Calvin and Robin Carter of Bonita Springs, Fla., Barbara and Roger Fike of Athens, Pa., and Jeannette and Stephen Zang of Gibsonia, Pa.; grandchildren, Dr. Anne and Joseph Robbins of Virginia Beach, Va., John Eppers of Centreville, Va., Louis Eppers of Falmouth, Mass.; 11 step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Megan Robbins of Virginia Beach, Va. and Jacob Robbins of Virginia Beach, Va.; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Edna Lewis of Sayre, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made in Francis' memory to: Sayre Healthcare Center, 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA or Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/8/2014

BRETT JOHN BAILEY, 42, of Mentor, OH died suddenly at home Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from a cardiac episode. Brett was born April 27, 1971 in Elmira, NY, the youngest of five children, to his parents Phyllis C. and John R. Bailey who predeceased him. Brett graduated from the Elmira Free Academy in 1989 and The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 1992. A true artist of food, he pursued his career in Grand Cayman Island with Chef Tell, then on to Charleston, SC at Magnolia's, Bully Hill Winery on Keuka Lake, NY and next became the Test Kitchen Chef for Marcel Desaulniers of Williamsburg, VA, Author of Death by Chocolate. Brett assisted in the development and publication of seven of Chef Desaulniers' cookbooks. Upon his death Brett was working as a private chef throughout the Cleveland, OH area as well as in Naples, FL, and was most proud of his recent culinary work for The M Cellars Winery in Geneva, OH. Brett was a lover of life, people and the outdoors. An avid sportsman, Brett excelled at his favorites; Motocross racing, fishing, hunting, water and snow skiing. He was never happier than when doing these things with his family and close friends and especially in his favorite spot on Sanibel Island in Florida. Brett had many accomplishments in his short life and was most proud of receiving the Havoline Sportsman Award from the Virginia Championship Hare Scramble Series for 2008. Brett was a devoted brother and uncle, beloved by the family he leaves behind, brother, Dr. Jeffrey (Dawn) Bailey of Mentor OH; sisters, Pamela (James) Sullivan of Portsmouth, NH and Sanibel, FL, Brenda (Philip) Scinto of Mentor, OH, Bonnisue (Timothy) Angulas of Mont Vernon, NH; and his nieces and nephews, Erin (Todd) Gonzales, Caitlin and Sean Sullivan, Ian and Jenna Bailey, Hanna and Sara Scinto, Madison, Grace and Jake Angulas; and great-niece, Lindsay Gonzales. There will be a private family memorial service. Contributions in memory of Brett can be made to the John R. Bailey & Brett J. Bailey Memorial Fund, Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Ave. Elmira, NY. Arrangements Entrusted to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/8/2014

BAILEY –ROBIN G. FITZGERALD, 58, of West Water Street, Elmira, died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born October 18, 1955 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Ronald and Elizabeth (Orme) Bailey. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, W. Pat Fitzgerald and children, Kristyn Davidson of Horseheads, James (Betsy) Rockwell, Jr. of Kalispell, MT, Katie (DeShon, Sr.) Rockwell Cook of Jamestown, NY, Tim (Julie) Fitzgerald of Anacoco, LA, Michelle Holbrook of Bath, NY, Shaun (Lynn) Fitzgerald of Hornell, NY and Cindy Southard of Painted Post, NY; Grandchildren, Mitchell, Morgan, Desmond, Deyja, DeShon, Jr., Katrina, Kaiya, Zia, Nicole, Dylan, Alexandria, Trey, Malcolm, Trevor, Jennifer, Bianca, Caitlin, Nicholas and Allison and her special 4 legged children, Bailey and Quinn. Her siblings, William (Peggy) Whitford, Dennis (Carmella) Whitford, Frances (Ann) Whitford of Elmira, Suzanne Whitford and Brian Bailey, all of Elmira, NY and Kevin (Claudia) Bailey of Kalispell, MT; Sister-in-law, Suzanne Fitzgerald of Bath, NY and several nieces and nephews. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1973 and attended Corning Community College. She was a life time member of the Auxiliary at the South Corning Volunteer Fire Department. She was an avid football fan, loving her Buffalo Bills and cheering for them at every game. She enjoyed playing in local euchre and trivia tournaments. Friends and family will be received at the South Corning Fire Department, Maple Street, South Corning on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 2-6 pm, with a Memorial service to be held at 6:00pm. Memorial Contributions can be made to Kathy Rose, 11216 River Road, Corning, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/30/2014

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ BAILEY, 74, of Port Charlotte, FL, passed away March 27, 2014. He was born November 23, 1939, the son of Clarence and Mildred (Daniels) Bailey, in Barton, NY. Bill served in the US Navy and retired as a bus driver for Trailways Bus Service. Bill moved to Port Charlotte in 1971 from Elmira, NY. He enjoyed farming, gardening, and astronomy. Bill was an excellent cook/baker and is known for his homemade pies. He is survived by ex-wife, Louise; daughters, Becky Bailey, Sara (Andy) Seymour, both of Elmira, NY, Janet Sanchez of Walterboro, SC and Katherine (Louis) Adamo of Port Charlotte; sons, Raymond (Kim) Bailey of Pine City, NY, Duncan and David Jamieson both of Port Charlotte and James (Michelle) Jamieson of Pagosa Springs, CO; sister, Barbara (Howard) Harris of Elmira, NY; brothers, Larry (Theresa) Bailey of Millerstown, PA, John (Kathy) Baily of Port Charlotte and Dick (Kathy) Bailey of Elmira, NY; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Bill is also survived by his two beloved dogs, Trixie and Holly. Service will be private. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Make a Wish Foundation or MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association). Arrangements are with National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, FL. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/1/2014

WILLIAM ‘BILLY SERFAS’ BAILEY - After a brief illness William "Billy Serfas" Bailey passed at Geisinger Hospital in Lebanon, Pa. on May 6, 2014. Billy was a laborer by trade spending years in Florida until recently moving back home with family and was currently employed at the Burlington Dandy. He enjoyed spending his time with his grandchildren and going to their baseball games. After many years it was a pleasure to watch him with them. He is survived by his sisters, Theresa Serfas and Linda (Joe) Stone; brothers, David Serfas and Roger Serfas; son, David Beech; daughters, Desiree Bailey, Ulster Pa. and Krista Bailey, Florida; his loving step father, Lou Serfas; as well as his six grandchildren. Billy was predeceased in death by his mother, Sandra Shumway-Shaffer; father, Corbett Bailey; and childhood sweetheart, Lisa Jo Beech. Upon Billy's last wishes no formal funeral services will be held but any memorial contributions can be sent to PS Bank, P.O. Box 217, 76 Church St., Wyalusing, PA. Ulster Branch #9001894032. Letters of sympathy may be sent to the family at 4465 Mac Rd., Ulster, PA. The family would like to thank the Geisinger Hospital Staff, 5th Floor ICU for all your hard work and emotional support and the Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Services, Sayre, Pa. for all your help in our time of need. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 5/16/2014

KEITH E. BAKER, 74, of Coudersport, formerly of Horseheads, NY, passed away in his home with his loving family by his side on Saturday, July 26, 2014, after a long illness. Born November 17, 1939 in Port Allegany, he was a son of Russell L. and Virginia L. Brewer Baker. He was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1958. Following high school, Keith enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Germany. He was discharged in June of 1960 and was called back up to serve from 1961 to 1962. Keith was employed by Emporium Specialties in Austin, PA as a machinist. He later was employed as a machinist at the A & P Plant in Horseheads, NY for over 10 years. He retired as a machinist/tool and die maker from Purolator Products in Elmira, NY after 24 ½ years of service. He was a member of Coudersport American Legion Post 192 and a member of the Moose in Port Allegany. He enjoyed golfing, especially with his cousin Gene and his wife Sandy of Olean, NY. He volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels in Elmira and Horseheads. Keith enjoyed life to its fullest. Surviving are a sister, Shirley L. (William) Gleason of Coudersport; nieces and nephews, Chuck (Brenda) Gleason of Dreumore, PA, and Kaye Gleason-Breitinstien, Terry Gleason and Jeff (Sally) Gleason, all of Coudersport; and several cousins. In addition to his parents, Keith was predeceased by a nephew, Rick E. Gleason in 1986. In keeping with Keith's wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, 1001 East Second St., Coudersport, PA or to a charity of the donor’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/28/2014

HARRY LOWMAN BALDWIN, age 95 of Southport. He was born January 14, 1919 in Elmira, son of the late Harry, Sr. and Rena (Case) Baldwin and passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife Beverly in 2006 and is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Scott Lee and Beth A. Baldwin of Elmira Heights. Mr. Baldwin retired as vice president of Marine Midland Bank with 45 years of service. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to CareFirst, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/5/2014

LLOYD R. BALDWIN of Elmira, NY age 75, was born July 23, 1938 in Elmira, the son of the late Mahlon B. and Genevieve (Weston) Baldwin, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his loving daughters, Charlene Baldwin, Betty Jo Baldwin, and Patricia Baker. At his request there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/30/2014

BALDWIN –NANCY (ARLENE) KELLY age 75 residing at Bethany Village, Horseheads, passed away Thur. July 10, 2014 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following declining health. Born on Mar. 22, 1939 in Elmira, Nancy was the daughter of the late, Horace H. & Vera M. Carpenter Baldwin. Nancy was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, crocheting embroidery, quilting, playing cards with friends, shopping and yard sales. Nancy faithfully attended the Millerton Wesleyan Church. She is survived by her loving family, daughter, Kim (Michael) Conley, Elmira, Heights, NY; her pride and joy, two cherished grandchildren, Chad and KC Conley; along with three great grandchildren, Austin Joseph Donahue, Jennica Leigh Donahue, and Paisley Ann Wandell; sisters, Jean (Bill) Walton-Zukas, Pine City, NY; Doris (Henry) Lembeck, Watkins Glen, NY; sister-in-law, Hazel Baldwin, Horseheads, NY; nieces and nephews; cherished friends, Jenny Atwood Hunt and Jack (Chris) Stanton. In addition to her parents, Nancy was predeceased by her former loving husband and friend, Richard W. Kelly; and brother, Howard Baldwin. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Sun. July 13, 2013 between the hours of 1-3 pm. Funeral services will follow at 3:15 p.m. with her pastor and friend, Rev. Laurie Greenlaw officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Millerton Wesleyan Church in her memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/12/2014

BARBER –JESSIE V. HARVEY, 89, of Jenningsville, formerly of Montrose, passed away, Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born October 13, 1924 in Skinners Eddy, she was the daughter of the late Leslie W. and Maud V. Barber. Her husband Bernard Harvey predeceased her in 1992. She was a member of the Montrose United Methodist Church. She enjoyed collecting Garfield memorabilia, watching NASCAR, playing rummy, putting together puzzles, family cookouts and most of all spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and William Phinney of Jenningsville, Grace and David Allen of Harford, Janet Clapper of Lenox, Sandra Fink of Harford, son Ralph Harvey of Thomasville, Fla., 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by daughter, Blanche Heeman, sons-in-law Roger Clapper and Doug Fink, daughter-in-law Barbara Harvey, twin sister Bessie Hoover, siblings Charles, Harry and Helen Barber, grandsons Scott Fink and Kevin Fassett, and great grandson Jason Fuller. Services are at 2 p.m. today at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA.Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA. –Wyoming County Examiner 4/9/2014

JACK CURTIS BARNES formerly of Elmira: age 77, of Elliston VA, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Jack was predeceased by his parents Henry and Dorothea Barnes of Canton, PA, and also five siblings. Jack proudly served in the United States Marine Corps, he made his living as a carpenter, a trade he learned from his father and in the Marine Corps. He enjoyed deer hunting, bowling and playing golf, he was also known for grilling delicious BBQ ribs. He was a wonderful, loving, caring husband, father and grandfather. Left behind to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Priscilla; sons, Jimmy Barnes, Ray Barnes, Patrick Barnes, Eddie Mochrie, Jimmy Lindblad and Stanley Lattimer; daughters, Evelyn Phenes, Yvonne Lindblad and Yolanda Montgomery; brothers, Clark Barnes and John Barnes; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. A celebration to honor the life of Jack Curtis Barnes will take place Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Elmira Christian Center, 235 Miller Street at 12:00 (noon). Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/5/2014

ROBERT W. ‘ARNIE’ BARTON - The twelfth of never came for Bob on May 2, 2014 at age 80. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 39 years, Rose (Ripley) Barton. Bob is also survived by his first wife, and the mother of his four children, Nancy Pierson Havey of Aguila, AZ. Bob's children are Barbara Barton, with wife Pamela Speed of Social Circle, GA, Steven Barton of Johnstown, PA, Caroline Salazar of Lakeland FL, and Susan Stringer with husband Rex of Lakeland, FL. He was the first-born son of Werner Barton and Dorothy Earl. Two of his brothers, Joseph and James Barton predeceased him. Also surviving Bob is a sister, Jackie Grafius with husband Rich of Horseheads, brother John Rogers with wife Geri of Elmira. Bob also leaves three sisters-in-law, Lorraine Payne with husband Bob (who passed in 2006), Darlene Itjen with husband Doug of Big Flats, and Marlene Blauvelt with husband Brian of Corning. Bob leaves several grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Tracey Itjen, a most special niece to her "Uncle B", spent much of her childhood and many hours with him, along with special family friend, Amy Fisher. A true friend who always made Bob smile and gave unquestioning concern and care in the last years of his illness is Kellie Faulkner of Elmira. Bob retired in 1996 after almost 20 years of service at Gerould's Pharmacy where he handled their in home delivery service, a job that allowed him to meet people from so many walks of life, and he really enjoyed that. Bob also was a retiree of the Erie Lackwanna Railroad with 14 years of service. Bob was a member of the U S Army Reserve during the '50's, rejoined from 1978 to 1986 and was Supply Sergeant for our local 969th Maintenance Company. He loved golfing and in 1994 had 3 holes-in-one at Tomasso's in one season. He also enjoyed bowling, betting on thoroughbred racing - and a really good argument! Funeral arrangements are entrusted to McInerny's and are private as per Bob's wishes. Special thanks to Dr. Francisco Corbalon, Dr. James Freeman and Dr. Daniel Fisher for their unwavering support and medical expertise with Bob's care. Bob's first stroke was in late 1996, and because of these three learned and compassionate men, he enjoyed 18 more years of life and precious time with family and friends. Bob spent the past 2 ½ years as a resident at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Every, every department of our community based facility endeavored daily to make it a homelike place for Bob to live. The nursing staff on the 3rd floor kept Bob smiling on every shift. They were often caught holding his hand "just because". So many individuals performed both small and large kindnesses that kept him comfortable and happy - you know who you are - thank you so much. Stay tender. Keep giving of yourselves like you gave to Bob.
Now, as Bob so often said, "Oh well….."
One last song for my sweetheart,
You ask how much I need you -
Must I explain…
I need you, oh my darling -
Like roses need rain.
You ask how long I'll love you,
I'll tell you true -
Until the 12th of never,
I'll still be loving you.
Hold me close, never let me go -
Hold me close, melt my heart like April snow
I'll love you 'til the bluebells forget to bloom.
I'll love you til the clover has lost its perfume.
I'll love you 'til the poets run out of rhyme,
Until the 12th of never, and that's a long, long time -
Until the 12th of never, and that's a long, long time.
Now be free, rest well, my Arnie.
–Elmira Star-Gazette 5/4/2014

RAYMOND D. BEACH, 69, of Cayuta, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. He was born in Van Etten, NY, August 31, 1944, the son of the late Link and Bette (Mathews) Beach. He was predeceased by daughter, Julie Hibbert; grandson, Herbie Hibbert; several aunts and uncles. Raymond is survived by his wife of 21 years, Patricia Beach; three brothers, Edward and Karen Beach, Sodis, NY, Robert Beach and Laura, Nick, Trenton Rouille, Cayuta, Mark and Leslie Cortright, Van Etten; five stepdaughters, Dawn Gibson, Tampa, FL, Sharell Bates, Pontiac, IL, Donna and Kim Beckner, Land O'Lakes, FL, Sallie Gibson, Pontiac, IL, Nadine and Mathew Herrala, Barton; grandson, Michael Hibbert, Monroeton, PA; aunt, Ruby Stutzman, Commerce City, CO; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Raymond had worked as highway superintendent for the town of Cayuta and worked for Spencer Paving. There will be no calling hours or service. Memorials may be directed to Falck Cancer Center, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/25/2014

BELL –RUTH BELL MONTELEONE, 91, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. She leaves behind great-niece and caretaker Linda Ortiz, her husband Daniel Ortiz and their three children Avery, Julian and Melina Ortiz of Waverly, N.Y., nephew Jeffrey Bell and his wife Kim Pierotti/Bell of Painted Post, N.Y., niece Candace Bell Roberts and her husband Harry Roberts of North Fort Myers, Fla. She is also survived by several great-nieces and nephews that brought her great joy and pride in her life. Born in Binghamton, N.Y., she was the daughter of Albert Bell and Eliza Jane Bell. She was raised in an orphanage in Binghamton. She was predeceased by her brother, Arthur Bell; brother, Edward Bell; and sister, Nellie Sabarra; and her husband, veteran and former P.O.W., Thomas Monteleone. Ruth worked most of her life in the garment industry and was a skilled seamstress. She enjoyed puzzles, painting ceramics and practical jokes. "Aunt Ruth" as she was lovingly called by most, never met a stranger. Love of animals was Ruth's biggest passion. Ruth especially loved her dog and companion Roxie. She never missed an opportunity to show pictures of her faithful friend and Roxie's extensive wardrobe. Memorial gifts may be made to the Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY and S.P.C.A. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. The celebration of Ruth's life will follow the visitation with her family honoring her memory at 6 p.m. A special tribute to Ruth's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. Burial will be at a later date. –Sayre Morning Times 6/17/2014

SCOTTIE BELLINGER, age 38, of Warren Center, Pa., lost a courageous two year battle with humanity's most evil villain — cancer — on April 28, 2014. He passed away at home with his mother singing to him. Scottie arrived on earth May 10, 1975. Bobbie Goldsboro had the hit song Watching Scotty Grow just when parents Keith and Virginia needed a name for their first and only son. They sang along with the radio back then, unsuspecting how music can influence paths taken, "There he sits with a pen and a yellow pad, what a handsome lad, that's my boy." They also sang Harry Chapin, "There are so many colors in the rainbow, so many colors in the morning sun, so many colors in the flower and I see every one." Scottie became an artist who hated pop music. He left his rural roots, like young Clark Kent, for the big cities but eventually returned home a full-fledged member of the international art community. His fantasy art and photography is known far and wide but his true super power was the gift of friendship, knowing how to turn tears to smiles, confusion to confidence, and pain to creativity rather than destruction. Friends and relatives can pay their respects between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 6519 Route 434, Apalachin, N.Y. There will be a memorial dinner (bring a dish to pass) afterward at Warren Center Community Hall, Warren Center, Pa. until 5 p.m. To all the doctors and nurses who helped Scottie, to all the friends and family and even complete strangers who offered support, encouragement and love during his struggle, thank you so much! Special thanks to "Uncle Ray" for driving when Scottie was too weak to fly (ride the bus) for treatment. –Towanda Daily Review 5/4/2014

BENJAMIN –DELORES BENJAMIN TILLOTSON, 68, a Severn, MD resident for over 30 years, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Baltimore Medical Center. She was born Nov. 17, 1945 in Pennsylvania, and was the co-owner and operator of The Cleaning Authority of Anne Arundel County. She was formerly of the Herrickville area and was a member of the Class of 1963, Wyalusing Valley High School. Delores was preceded in death by her son, John Tillotson. She is survived by her daughter, Tracy Tillotson and her granddaughter, Leann Sarmousakis. Services were held on Friday, June 20 at Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A. in Gambrills, MD. Interment was private. –Wyalusing Rocket 6/24/2014

GERALD A. BENJAMIN, 57, formerly of Towanda passed away Saturday April 23, 1988 following a lingering illness at the Veteran’s Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Gerald enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1948, serving 21 years. He was the son of the late Albert and Lulu Mayo Benjamin of Towanda. A brother, Theodore predeceased him in 1960. Surviving him is his wife, Virginia of Alabama; three daughters: Cindy, Debbie and Ann, all of Alabama; one son, Rick of California; four sisters; Daisy Pierce, Eleanor Ellis and Marjorie Pierce, all of Towanda and Shirley Dickinson of New Jersey; one brother, Albert of Alabama; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews. The funeral service is being held in Montgomery, Ala. –Towanda Daily Review

BENNETT –DORIS VERONICA ‘ICE BREAKER’ BENNETT MILES, TRIPP, COWELL, age 76, of Millerton, PA, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Doris was born January 20, 1938 in Sabinsville, PA, a daughter of Howard Lee and Lidia Mae (Hackett) Bennett. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl H. Cowell, Jr. on August 27, 2004. Doris worked at Paper Magic, Thatcher Glass and tended bar for local bars before her retirement. Doris enjoyed home canning and loved animals. Doris is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Carla Miles of Fulton, MS, Lawrence and Paula Miles of Lindley, NY, Kenny and Josephine Miles of Mansfield, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Daryle Gardner of Jobs Corners, PA, Shelva and Lewis Gleason of Fulton, MS; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 4 surviving siblings, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl, a daughter, Rozina Suttle, and 12 siblings. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 25, 2014 from Noon to 2:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Burial will be in Presho Cemetery, Presho, NY. Donations may be made in Doris's memory to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 293, Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/2014

ERNEST ‘SONNY’ BENNETT, 69, of Aynor, S.C. (previously of Wilawana, Pa.) passed away at home unexpectedly on Saturday, May 17, 2014. He was born Aug. 26, 1944 in Montrose, Pa. Sonny is predeceased by two children, Al and Angie Trout. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Gail Bennett of Aynor; and three children, a daughter, Michelle (Donnie) Helms of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and two sons, Butch (Barb) Haynes of Pennsylvania, and Brian Trout of Little River, S.C. His life was blessed with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His grandchildren are: Timmy Larabee, Ashley (Daniel Steihl) and Shelby (Derrick Davis) Bennett, Brian, Andrea, Kaitlyn, Tisha, Brittany, and Susie Trout, Nicholas and Heidi Haynes. Great-grandchildren are Bentley, Julia, Maddie, Constantine and William. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon Graham officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Union Baptist Church. Calling hours will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Bennett and his family are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home of 290 9th Ave., Aynor, SC. –Sayre Morning Times 5/19/2014

BENNETT –KATHRYN J. MESSIG of Elmira Heights, NY passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 after a brief illness at the age of 91. Kathryn was born June 13, 1922 in Waverly, PA, a daughter of Robert and Harriet Ames Bennett. Her parents, brother and husband, Charles predeceased her. Kathryn is survived by her son, Carl Messig; daughter, JoAnne (Wes) Campbell; grandchildren, Jacqueline (Eric) Taber, Weston Campbell and Katrina Thompson; great grandchildren, Josh and Jenna Taber. Upon graduating from Robert Packer School of Nursing with her RN she married her husband Charles and moved to Burdett to raise her family. She worked for many years at Schuyler Hospital Emergency Room. After moving to Horseheads she worked at Dr. Roemelt and Dr. Preucil's office until her retirement. She wanted to let all her friends at Villa Serene know how much they meant to her and that she appreciated everyone's thoughts and prayers. The family would like to thank CareFirst and Dr. Kaffenberger for their wonderful care. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 1-3PM. Mrs. Messig's Memorial Service will follow at 3PM with Rev. Rhonda Kouterick. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband in Hector Union Cemetery, Burdett, NY immediately following. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/4/2014

MICHAEL L. BENNETT, 26, of Hornbrook, Pa. passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Michael was born July 8, 1987 in Towanda, Pa. the son of Timothy L. Bennett and the late Karen Ann Benjamin Driscoll. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 2005. Michael was formerly employed by TOPS Market in Wysox, GTP in Towanda, Cargill in Wyalusing and the Dandy Mini Mart in North Towanda. Michael was an avid professional wrestling, Towanda Black Knights football and Denver Broncos football fan. He enjoyed NASCAR and enthusiastically followed Jeff Gordon. Michael enjoyed computer gaming, playing Magic the Gathering with friends and participating as a character actor at the Wysox EMS Haunted House. Surviving are his father, Timothy L. Bennett of Towanda and partner Nancy Rohde; brother, Shawn H. Bennett and wife Brittany of Towanda; sister, Marisha Bennett of Towanda; special nephew, Shawn Bennett Jr. of Towanda; maternal grandparents, Shirley and Henry Benjamin with whom he resided of Hornbrook; paternal grandmothers, Nettie Brown of Wysox, Shirley Bennett of Hornbrook; his fiancé Cara Mays of Sayre; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Ann Benjamin Driscoll on Feb. 10, 2012 and by his paternal grandfather, Melvin L. Bennett on April 10, 2008. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Thomas Geiger pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, Pa. officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Towanda Touchdown Club, in care of Craig Dawsey, 103 Chestnut St., Towanda, PA in Michael's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 2/25/2014

CHARLES O. BENSLEY, 91, formerly of 1534 Front St., Binghamton, NY passed away July 25, 1988 at the Susquehanna Nursing Home. He was predeceased by his wife, Wanda Bensley. He is survived by his sister, Gertrude Park of Waverly and several nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of World War I with the US Navy. He was a member of the Frank A. Johnson American Legion Post 758 in Johnson City, NY where he was a past commander of the legion. He was a retired employee of IBM Corp. in Endicott, NY. Funeral and committal service will be held at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc., 150 Main St., Johnson City on Wednesday, July 27 at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert L. Benson will officiate. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends and relatives Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

ALVY M. BERRY, 94, of Stanton Hill Road, Lunsberry in the town of Nichols died Thursday evening, August 13, 1987 at his home. He was born February 8, 1893 in Nunda, NY a son of James H. and Myra E. Robinson Berry. He was a well-known dairy farmer in Lounsberry for many years, a member of the Tioga County Farm Bureau and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Berry was predeceased by his wife, Waneta Shoemaker Berry on March 24, 1971. He was also predeceased by his brothers, James, Milo, Harland and a half-brother, Orin. He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. John P. (Ruth M.) Quinn of Willseyville, NY and Mrs. F. John (Lois E.) Waite of Owego; five sons, Raymond M., John E., Robert A., Lloyd J. and Fred M. Berry all of Nichols; a brother and sister-in-law, Clark M. and Louise Berry of Candor; sister, Mrs. Grace Barber of Rochester: half-sister, Mrs. Inez Leasure of Nichols; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Friends who wish may remember the Lousberry United Methodist Church Organ Fund in memory of Waneta and Alvy Berry. The family will receive their friends Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. –Towanda Daily Review

RAYMOND BERRY, 84, of Troy, Pa., went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Faye M. (Cook) Berry. The couple married July 18, 1953 and had 61 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, at the Olde Covert Church on Fallbrook Road on Armenia Mountain near Troy, Pa. The memorial service to honor Ray's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, at the church with his pastor Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Ray was born on April 23, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Raymond and Helen (Royal) Berry. He was a 1948 graduate of Doylestown High School and was a US Navy veteran serving his country on the USS Damato during the Korean War. After his return home Ray worked 20 years for Bell Telephone, then worked for Paper Magic in Troy as a Cylinder Press Operator for 20 more years. He retired from Paper Magic in 1993. Ray was a member of the Olde Covert Church, Sylvania Lions Club, and the American Legion Post No. 49 in Troy. As a youth Ray was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the highest rank in Scouting, the Eagle Scout. For many years he was a Boy Scout leader and was a weather spotter for the National Weather Service. Ray is survived by his wife, Faye; his children, Ray (Raylene) Berry of Troy, Pa., Cindy McWhorter of Elmira, N.Y., and Brenda (Gary) Shaak of Quakertown, Pa.; his grandchildren, Tracy (Jeff) Bartlett, Gwen (Nico) Bosch, Chanda Davis and fiancé Shane, Justin (Justine) McWhorter, Patrick (Jessica) McWhorter, Kelly McWhorter, Taylor Shaak, and McKenzie Shaak; his six great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews and his canine companion, Bissy. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Clifford Berry; and his sister, Nancy Wacker. Memorial contributions may be made in Ray's memory to the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd., Suite 260, Ambler, PA or to the Olde Covert Church, 8698 Old State Rd., Troy PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/8/2014

BIRNEY –LINDA S. ZIMMERMAN, 57, of Sayre, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on June 6, 2014, following an extended illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 7, 1957 in Sayre. Linda was the daughter of the late Katherine and George Birney. Linda was a graduate of Sayre High School Class of 1973. She was employed at RPH from 1999 until 2013. Linda was a member of the American Legion Post 283. Linda is survived by: her husband Richard of 25 years; and her daughter Tori and son-in-law Troy Prutzman of Bloomsburg, Pa.; sisters, Georgianna Birney (Willard Johnson) and Mary Birney, both of Sayre; stepchildren, Christina Stillman of Sayre, and Michael Zimmerman of Waverly, N.Y.; a special niece Kelly and nephew David; a great-niece Brittany and great-nephew Derrick; and several furry felines. At Linda's request, there will be private services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Guthrie Resource Development Patient Fund - "Nancy Quattrini" Fund. –Sayre Morning Times 6/10/2014

GILBERT L. BISHOP, 85, of Springville, died Tuesday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. His wife of 63 years is the former Alice J. Howell. They were married on June 10, 1950. Born Aug. 23, 1928, in Rush Twp, son of the late James Lee and Ruth Kinney Bishop, he was an Army veteran and loved spending his years working his land as a dairy farmer. Also surviving are a sister, Betty Mack, Harford; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Meredith, Dale and Elston Bishop. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Roger Rosenau of the Springville Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Jersey Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL. –Scranton Times 2/27/2014

BLACK –DIANE BLACK SERAFINI - Surrounded by her family at home, Diane Black Serafini took her last breath on earth and her first breath in heaven on April 8 2014. She was born May 4, 1934 the daughter of William Black and Ethel Johnson Black. Diane went to school in Lopez and when the school closed she transferred to Cherry Township High School. Diane was left without parents at a very young age; her father William died when she was only nine and her mother died when she was 16. Diane suffered from polio when she was 15 and had back surgery soon after her second child was born. Suffering with pain her whole life, she never complained about her pain and could be heard saying, "I'm thankful to God to be able to walk." Diane married Arno Serafini Oct. 23, 1954 at St. Francis of Assisi in Mildred. She worked at the Pajama Factory in Lopez for many years before marrying and then later worked at Sulcraft Sewing Factory and for Endicott Johnson on what was called the second or night shift. It was through her strength and faith in Jesus when late in 1979, her daughter Kim Marie was killed in a motorcycle accident, that her family pulled through with a great faith and love of God. While on earth, Diane took care of her family and for a period of time took care of Arno's parents as well. During a six-month stay at the Serafini parents' home, Diane and Arno took care of his ailing parents. She cooked, cleaned, and cared for her own family as well as his parents, all with no running water or inside bathroom. Diane is survived by her husband, Arno; her children, including Debra Ryan and her husband Richard, Mondi Serafini and his wife Mona, Bobbi Jo Brown and her husband Tim; grandchildren, including Kim Williams, Brittany Zachariah and her husband Zac, Daniel Ryan and his wife Kelly Ann, Cameron Serafini, Kassidy Brown and Noah Brown; and great-grandchild, Evelyn Zachariah. A brother, William Black of Dushore survives her and two brothers predeceased her, Clair Johnson of Lopez and Robert Black of N.J. It was Diane's wish that there be no service at the time of her death and she be memorialized with her husband at the time of his death. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Diane's name at the Bradford County Humane Society, Ulster, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/9/2014

NICHOLAS J. BLACKWELL, 32, of Erie, formerly of Oregon Hill, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 in Erie. Nicholas was born in Heidelberg, Germany on Jan. 9, 1982, to Kurtis and Brenda Phelps Blackwell. Surviving in addition to his parents of Oregon Hill are a brother, Brandon and his wife Jami Blackwell, of Wellsboro; maternal grandparents, Robert and Jane Phelps of Morris; paternal grandmother, June Blackwell of Morris; nieces and nephews, Whitney, Willow, Logan and Layton. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Glenn Blackwell. A memorial service will be held for friends and family at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at Oregon Hill Grace Chapel with the Rev. Jeffery Rush officiating. –Wellsboro Gazette 4/19/2014

BLIZZARD –JOY ANN WILSON of Waverly, passed away and was called home by our Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, June 20, 2014 at her home with her sons by her side. Joy was born Sept. 16, 1943, in Endicott, N.Y., the daughter of the late Charles and Regina Blizzard. Joy was predeceased by her husband William F. Wilson, and her daughter Angel M. Dunker, and grandson Paul Dunker. Joy graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1961, and embarked on her adult life which included raising five children, providing a home to six foster children, and working as a storekeeper, and childcare provider, and bartender. Joy loved to go antique shopping and yard sales with her husband Bill and really enjoyed decorating her house in a Mediterranean theme. She is best remembered by her family for the effort she put forth in the holidays a special time for everybody. Joy loved to entertain and will be remembered by her friends for the times they shared in Joy's backyard. Surviving Joy are: her four sons, James L. Barton and Scott E. Barton, both of Waverly, Reed Barton of Harrisburg, Pa., and Allen D. (Toni) Barton, of Waverly. Joy is also survived by five grandchildren: Nicholas S. Barton, Jake D. Barton, Samantha Barton, Cameron Barton, and Coral Dunker; also, two great-grandchildren. Family and friends may pay their respects by attending a graveside service at Waverly Glenwood Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014. –Sayre Morning Times 6/26/2014

ARTHUR LLEWELLYN BLOW, 89, of Wyalusing, Pa. passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014 at The Highlands in Laporte, Pa. Arthur was born in Ulster, Pa. on August 14, 1924, to the late Percy M. and Elizabeth Rosengrant Blow. Arthur attended a one room school house until 9th grade and helped on his family's farm. He joined the Army in 1943 during World War II, where he served in Company A 6th Armored Infantry Battalion. He traveled to South Africa, Italy and Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1945. Upon returning from war, Arthur took classes on agriculture through the GI Bill and found work at the farm of Delos Acla in Wyalusing. He soon met the late Eleanor Acla. They married in 1947 and had four children. Arthur and Eleanor bought a daily farm on Vial Hill Road, Terry Township. He spent his life raising his family, working on the farm, milking cows and tending the fields. After Arthur and Eleanor retired, the couple built a new home and spent their free time traveling to nearly all 50 states and spent the winter months in Florida, first in West Palm Beach, then in Davenport, Fla. He enjoyed helping on the farm after retirement, spending time outdoors, playing cards, watching baseball and was very patriotic. Arthur spent the last few years of his life at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home which he enjoyed and made many friends before moving to The Highlands. Arthur is survived by his son, Patrick A. Blow, of Wyalusing; his daughter, Veronica Sollick, of Wysox; his granddaughters, Amber Blow, Jade Blow, Candy Lilley, Shannon Casselbury and Holly Poole; his grandsons, Travis Blow, Shane Blow, Jim Sollick and Matt Sollick; as well as many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brothers, David Blow and Burton Blow; and sister, Janey Douglas. Arthur was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Eleanor; his sons, John Blow and Michael Blow; his brothers, Henry, Earl, Robert, Floyd, Roy and Frank; as well as his sister, Lois. A private memorial service will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/5/2014

BLOW –DONNA M. BLOW DEIM, 53 of Mt. Clemens, Mich., formerly of Ulster died April 19, 1990 after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Harmon and Florence Blow Sr. Mrs. Deim was the wife of George Deim of Mt. Clemens. Also surviving are her children: Stephen and wife, Jackie of Michigan, Laurie and husband, Henry Vettraino of Kentucky, Daniel of Michigan; John Anthony and wife, Vicky of Michigan, Elizabeth of Florida and George at home; five grandchildren. She was the sister of Harmon Blow Jr. of Milan, Betty Schmoll of Easton, Nathan of Ulster and George of Mainesburg, who also survive
her. The funeral service was held in Mt. Clemens. –Towanda Daily Review

BLY –BERTHA ESTER (BLY) PHILLIPS age 85, of Cayuta, NY went to be with her Father on Sunday, May 25, 2014, as a result of complications of injuries received in a car accident on May 13. Bertha was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Born in Potter County, PA, she was predeceased by her parents, Charles Irving and Laura (Clark) Bly, and siblings Charles Jr., Betty, Albert, and twin sister Ruth. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Donald M. Phillips and four children: Carol (Thomas) Peters, Odessa, NY; Marc (Anne Morris) Phillips, Anchorage, AK; Daniel (Daneen) Phillips, Burdett, NY; Sharon Douglas with Scott Wheeler and his children, Kennedy and Kaden, Erin, NY. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Nicholas, Jennifer, Samantha, Johnathan, Olivia and Andrea; two great-grandchildren: Karmyn (KK) and Marc; brother-in-law, Arland (Beverly) Phillips; sister-in-law, Mary Ellen (John) Ford; along with several nieces and nephews. Bertha loved her family and enjoyed doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a special spot in her heart for animals, especially King her devoted canine companion and protector. She enjoyed square dancing, needle-pointing and cross-stitching, macramé, puzzles, walking, vacations at Myrtle Beach, and traveling to visit with her family. She was a den mother to her son's Cub Scout Troop and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Horseheads, NY. She avidly supported the Humane Society of Schuyler County. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial celebration on Saturday, May 31 at 11:00 am at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. Rev. John Ford will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bertha's memory to the Schuyler County Humane Society, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, or the Odessa Fire Department Rescue Squad, 300 East Main Street, Odessa, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/29/2014

BOGH –VIBEKE BOGH BAILEY, 89, of Mansfield, PA, passed away March 31, 2014 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born August 15, 1924 in Sindahl, Denmark, the daughter of Laurits Johannes & Edith Rasmussen Bogh, and moved with her parents to Mansfield in 1929. Vibeke was a graduate of Mansfield High School Class of '42, and the retired owner of Bogh's Flowers & Greenhouses. She is survived by her daughter, Lise Bailey of Mansfield, PA, four nephews and one niece, all of Elmira, NY, and numerous friends and family in Oregon, Washington, Ohio, & Denmark. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl Robertson Bailey in 1990, and her younger sister, Karen Margaretha Noonan. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of her family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/2/2014

RAY ARTHUR BONNELL, 65, Montgomery passed away Monday, May 19, 2014 at his residence. He was born October 15, 1948 in Ralston, a son of Arthur D. and Mildred Bonnell. Ray was the husband of the former Kristy Lupold, who survives. He had been employed with the American Lumber Yard. Ray enjoyed farming, antique cars and John Deere equipment. He loved his grandchildren and also his dog Carley. Surviving are his wife Kristy; daughters, Betty (Eric) Bonnell-Pennington, Quiggleville, Bonnie (Frank) Bonnell-Hunter, Ralston; son, Donald Bonnell, Montgomery; grandchildren, Steven Mayer, Hayden Bonnell, Autumn Hunter and Amber Hunter; four great-grandchildren, Alivia, Maycee, Tenleigh and Colten; two brothers, Harry Bonnell and Robert Bonnell. He was predeceased by two brothers, Roger and Torrence, two grandchildren, Toni and Derek Bonnell. Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Assoc., 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA or Lung Assoc., 3001 Old Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA.  Friends and relatives are invited to Ray’s Life Celebration service 1pm Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. A visitation will be from 11am-1pm. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 5/23/2014

BOOTH –ISABEL CHEYNEY, 93, of Blossburg, PA, passed away, May 21, 2014 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. Born in Boothwyn, PA on May 12, 1921, Isabel Marie was the daughter of George and Viola (Fritz) Booth. She married Edwin Cheyney on Aug. 12, 1938. They shared 47 years together and were blessed with five children. Edwin passed away on Nov. 28, 1985. Family and home came first in Isabel’s life. She will be remembered as a caring wife, mother and grandmother. Isabel was a member of theBlossburg United Methodist Church and was very active with their former Alpha Circle. She enjoyed times shared with family, knitting and puzzles. Surviving are three children; Sharon (Mickey) Levandoski of Mansfield, Lollie (Dan) Short and Edwin Jr. (Linda) Cheyney all of Covington, nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, She was predeceased by two daughters, Marlene Bubacz, Patricia Johnson and a grandson, Michael “Mikey” Levandoski. The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St. Blossburg. Isabel's Pastor, Michele Somerville will officiate the funeral and committal services at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the Blossburg U.M. Church, 108 N. Williamson Rd. Blossburg, PA. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 4/29/3014
 
BORGESE –NINETTE GLORIA (NINA) ELDRIDGE, 86, the widow of Reverend Dr. Richard D. Eldridge Sr. passed away peacefully and comfortably on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre with her two sons by her side. Nina was born on October 7, 1927 in Corona (Queens), N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Borgese. She grew up in NYC and spent much of her childhood living in Cairo, N.Y., while her father Joseph built a summer home and then a larger home where they would eventually retire to. After attending High School, Nina went on to attend Drew University in Maddison, N.J., earning a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology. She began her professional career doing cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City before accepting a position with Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute in Rensselaer, N.Y. In February 1961, she married her husband Richard and was a stay-at-home mom and foster mother raising her two sons until they were teenagers. She then went to work at the Food and Drug Research Laboratory in Waverly, N.Y., and then the Troy Hospital in Troy, Pa. After her retirement she worked part time at the Evening Times (Morning Times) in Sayre, Pa. and at St. Joseph's Hospital In Elmira, N.Y.She is survived by her sons Mark Eldridge (Jane Stone) and Richard D. Eldridge Jr. both of Sayre; her grandchildren Richard D. Eldridge III, Jennifer Pricilla Collings (Bob), Charlie Fedock, Harley Eldridge, Summer Ninette Eldridge and Rachel Bennett; her brother-in-law Rev. Russell Sargent; nieces and nephews Luther Sargent (Graciela), John Sargent (Tracy Farley), Jeanette Hill (Arthur), Paul Sargent (Jerelyn), David Sargent; and many other cousins, family and friends.Shen was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Dr. Richard D Eldridge Sr., parents Joe and Josephine Borgese, and sister Nancy SargentThe family would like to thank all those whom gave her comfort throughout her illnesses. Nina will be remembered first as a Christian and member of the Sayre Christian Church and as a fighter having survived cancer five times. She died at peace, her faith never wavering, from complications of pneumonia. At her request there will be no funeral services. However, a memorial service will be held on July 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Sayre Christian Church, 427 S. Keystone Ave. Sayre, PA. Her final resting place will be at the Freehold (NY) Cemetery beside her loving husband.Caring assistance was provided by the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.  –Sayre Morning Times 6/30/2014

BOWMAN –BETTY JEAN MORNINGSTAR, 81, of 117 Lilly Ave., Sayre, Pa. went home to be with the Lord peacefully at her home where she was born and lived most of her life on Sunday afternoon, April 13, 2014, following an extended illness. Betty was born on July 26, 1932, the daughter of Fred and Pauline Vought Bowman. She was a graduate of Athens High School, where she was a Majorette and in early years was employed by the former Pages Department Store in Sayre, Philadelphia Sales in Waverly, Paluzzis in Sayre, and the Super store in Athens. Betty also cleaned homes for families in the valley area for many years. Betty "Boop" as she was affectionately called, loved life and treasured time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her beloved niece Judy Oropello. A caring and sharing person, Betty always placed the interest and benefit of others before her own. She enjoyed riding motorcycle and golfing with her husband of 63 years Cecil, opening tickets at the VFW, bowling, cooking, sewing, watching her favorite game shows, playing cards and caring for animals, including all the neighborhood strays. Betty was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed watching tennis, the New England Patriots, NASCAR and was a follower of Jeff Bodine's and Jeff Gordon's racing careers. She will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her. Betty attended the First Church of God in Sayre. Surviving are her children, Pamela Jean Lane and husband Donald of Sheshequin, Cecil Morningstar Jr. and wife Suanne of Ulster, Susan Keir and husband William of Sheshequin; grandchildren, Marlene Marshall, Kristin Wales and husband Andy, Kyle Eddy, Bryon Morningstar and wife Marleta, Julie Hadlock and husband Ron, Jennifer Kelsall and husband Jamey, William Keir II, Isaac Keir and wife Anna, Amy Keir; step-grandchildren Tabitha Wagner and Eric Lane; great-grandchildren, Marissa, Nathan, Delia, Keegan, Cayden, Lilyanna, Liam, Andrew, Rachel, Delaney, Cody, Lily and Adrian; her sister, Millie Wallin of Maine; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil W. Morningstar on Feb. 2, 2013; and her sister Donna Piatt. Abiding with Betty's request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA or the Animal Care Sanctuary, East Smithfield Pa. in Betty Jean Morningstar's memory. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre is assisting Betty's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 4/17/2014

ROBERT F. BOWN, 89, a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, Pa., was called home to his Savior on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Dar-Way Elder Care in Estella. Born at the family home in Forksville on Nov. 16, 1924, Robert Francis was one of five children of the late Raymond and Thelma (McCarty) Bown. Upon graduating from Elkland Twp. Vocational School in 1942, Bob completed a machinist course in Williamsport before serving during WWII as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force. After returning to Sullivan County, he worked in the lumber business most of his life. In 1952, Bob went into a sawmill partnership with Harry Ketchum. Later he became the sole proprietor of the Bown Lumber Company and saw to the daily operations until 1974. In 1978, he was employed as a lumber buyer for Eastern Wood Products in Williamsport and retired in 1986. Mr. Bown was an active and respected member of his community and Sullivan County. He was a member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church for more then 70 years where he served as Lay Leader, Church Trustee, Sunday School Superintendent and Church Building Fund Treasurer throughout the years. He was a former director and lifetime member of the Sullivan County Historical Society and lifetime member of the Sullivan County Fair Association and past president. Bob also helped to organize and assisted with the Sullivan County Bow Hunter's Festival. He was a director of the former Sullivan County Telephone Co. and Dushore National Bank, an Elkland Twp. School Board Director and a member and former president of the Dushore Chamber of Commerce. Family was very important in Bob's life. He will be remembered as a caring, devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He especially enjoyed sharing in family events and times spent hunting, fishing, woodworking and traveling. He also played the harmonica in the group, "The Music Makers" and made maple syrup for many years. Surviving are his wife, Grace (Hunsberger) Bown; three children, Barry (Sharon) Bown of Piedmont, S.D., Roy Bown of Dalton, Pa. and Judith (Gary) Peterson of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; five grandchildren, Robert (Angie), Richard (Amanda), Michael, Mark and Kara; and five great-grandchildren; three siblings, Gene (Bernadine) Bown of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Joyce Homberg of Ashbury, N.J. and Patricia (John) Duncan of Denver, Colo.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Doris Pardoe Bown in 1975; and a brother, Bruce Bown. Calling hours are 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with his pastor, Rev. William Hargenrader officiating. Interment will be in the Elkland Friends Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Mr. Bown's name to the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church, c/o 6575 Route 87, Forksville, PA. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 4/22/2014

BRADLEY –BEVERLY BRADLEY WALTERS of Lehigh Acres, Fla. passed peacefully on Feb. 18, 2014. Beverly was born Oct. 10, 1931, the daughter of Raymond Bradley and Mildred Thompson Bradley of Columbia Cross Roads. She graduated from Troy High School, joined the Air Force and graduated from Elmira College. She taught at Northeast Bradford High School until her retirement. She lived in the Spokane, Wash. area for several years before moving to Florida. Beverly was an avid birder, outdoors woman and member of the Rome Chapter of the International Order of the Eastern Star. While Beverly lived in Washington she was an active member of the snowmobile search and rescue, and Winter Knights Snowmobile club in Spokane. She is survived by her two daughters, Portia (Kevin) Clapper of Lehigh Acres, Fla. and Maren Walters of Sylvan Beach, N.Y.; three granddaughters, Kayci Walters, Leaha Clapper (Brent) Weidenhamer and Morgan Walters; in addition to a great-grandson Bradley Weidenhamer. She is further survived by four brothers, Rex (Maggie), Dean, Dale (Yvonne) and John (Kelly) Bradley; and three sisters, Bonnie (Ralph) Carls, Dawn Lacy, and Marlyse (Garrett) Wright; together with seven nieces and four nephews. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on June 11 at the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, with a social hour to follow. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Fund or a charity of your choice. –Towanda Daily Review 6/9/2014

THEO YALE BRAWN was born on March 16, 2014 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Theo spent a week surrounded by loving family, friends and the amazing staff at Brigham & Women's NICU, and passed away in the loving arms of his parents on March 23, 2014. Theo Yale is the beloved son of Tristan Yale and Shelly VanBlarcom Brawn of Billerica, Mass. Theo touched many lives, is loved deeply and will be missed by family and friends, especially his big brother Cody Robinson Brawn. A celebration of Theo's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the First Congregational Church in Billerica, Mass., with a reception following. The family requests that everyone wears blue and green to honor the life of Theo. In lieu of flowers or donations, we would be honored if you would extend kindness to a friend or stranger in honor of Theo. Arrangements under the care of the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica, Mass. –Towanda Daily Review 4/3/2014

PAUL LEWIS BREWER, 68, of Portage, Ind., formerly of Sayre, Pa., passed away peacefully at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago on June 13, 2014, following a brief illness. Born June 28, 1945 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Jack and Joan (Onofre) Brewer. Paul was a graduate of Athens High School (Athens, Pa.) Class of 1963. He also graduated from Broome (Tech) Community College (Binghamton, N.Y.) Class of 1966 and Tri-State University (Angola, Ind.) Class of 1975 with degrees in Electrical Engineering. His schooling was interrupted for four years when he proudly served his country with the U.S. Army stationed at the Red Stone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala., and then for two years in Germany before his Honorable Discharge in 1972. (He returned to school at Tri-State University).
Following graduation from Tri-State, he worked for United States Steel Corporation in Gary, Ind., for eight years, then moved to Portage, where he ran the Spot Not Car Wash, worked for Leisure Time Amusement, and ran a Saturn Fireworks store and shortly thereafter enjoyed his retirement. Paul was a devout Christian and served as Deacon to the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hobart, Ind., for 10 years. Paul is predeceased by his parents Jack and Joan (Onofre) Brewer, paternal and maternal grandparents, aunts and uncles. Paul is survived by his sister, Barbara (Jim) Murray of Owego, N.Y.; his brother, Michael (Sandra) Brewer of Waverly, N.Y.; nephews, Todd (Maria) Murray of Binghamton and their children Francesca and Evan, and Scott (Maryann) Murray of Tully, N.Y., and their children Maria and Joseph; his Uncle Joe and Aunt Marilyn "Petey" Onofre of Winter Springs, Fla.; and several cousins. It was important to Paul to mention that he is also survived by his very special friends in the NW Indiana area: Ethel Smith, Mike and Sheila Lewendowski, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brant, Mr. and Mrs. David Landry, the "gang" at Burger King who he joined every day for coffee and the group at Ponderosa. He wished to let them all know he loved them with all his heart and he considered all of them to be his extended family.
Paul wanted to also mention that he was very appreciative of the care he was provided at the VA Medical Center in Chicago. Interment will be held at noon, July 25, 2014 at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, Ill. A memorial service for Paul will be held at a later date in Sayre. At Paul's request, memorial contributions are welcome in Paul's name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA. –Sayre Morning Times 6/15/2014

BRINK –BONNIE LOU COLE, 65, passed away on Monday July 14, 2014. She was born in Waverly, NY on April 21, 1949, the daughter of the late, Herbert Sr. and Margaret (Shumway) Brink. She was predeceased by her husband, WWII Veteran Miles R. Cole, Sr. Bonnie Lou is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Miles, Jr. and Kathy Cole; her daughter and son-in-law, Clover and Evan Perrotta; her step-daughters, Rebecca and Ronald Richards, Nancy Gallatin, Jane and Annie Flowers; her grandchildren, Jacob Cole, Michelle and Joseph Taylor, Trenton and Tammy Perrotta; her great grandchildren, Kamren and Kollen Westbrook, Karsen Taylor; many other grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Billie, Henry, John and Herbert Brink, Jr.; several nieces and nephews. Bonnie Lou was a long time farmer, operating MiBon farms along with her husband. She was an avid supporter of Tioga County 4-H, as well. She had a passion for animals of all kinds and loved horses, especially her pride and joy, Prince. Bonnie Lou was devoted to her family and was always there to give whatever she could to help others in need. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home, Rte. 17c West, Owego, NY on Thursday July 17, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. A Funeral Service will begin at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Freeland, Pastor of the Flemingville United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Flemingville Cemetery. Those wishing, may consider a memorial contribution in memory of Bonnie Lou to Tioga County 4-H, 56 Main St. Owego, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 7/16/2014

FRANCES ‘DALE’ BROTZMAN - On April 7, 2014, in the afternoon the Lord called another of his children home. Francis 'Dale' Brotzman died at Scranton Regional Hospital, Scranton, Pa. He would tell us do not stand at my grave and weep, for I am not there. He was born in Meshoppen, Pa. Nov. 20, 1948, the son of Francis Arthur and Jeanette Amanda Salsman Brotzman. He resided his entire life on the Brotzman family dairy farm. Farming became his way of life. He lived for his Jerseys, his family and his farm. He graduated from Wyalusing High School in May 1968 and immediately began farming with his father. He met the love of his life, Carol Ann Hoose, at the Troy Fair in July 1970, and the Rev. Al. B. Jayne married them March 24, 1973 in the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church. They began housekeeping in the old farm house in which his grandparents had resided. The next year their family began to grow with Amanda being born in June 1974. They purchased interest in the family farm 2 days after Charles was born in November 1975 and 2 days after Mary Ellen was born in October 1977, they purchased the farm that his grandparents Clark and Florence Sink Brotzman had purchased from his father Elisha and Rose Culver Brotzman in 1902. The farm grew as did their lives. Jersey cattle covered the hillsides numbering as high as 125. Farming was their life. After his father died, they purchased the remainder of the family farm and his brother Randy came to live with them. The only home he too had ever known. In July 2002 both farms were declared Pennsylvania Century farms. The original farm in Tuscarora Township had been purchased by James C. and Margaret French Culver before 1845. Dale was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and the Cemetery Association there. He was always helping someone do whatever needed to be done. Even after his death, his corneas will help someone else see. In October 2011 when his health was failing, Dale and Carol found a home for all their Jerseys on Rock Hill with the Jimmy Milliron family. They had to go together. They were a family too. Dale is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol; his daughter, Amanda Louise Kingsbury and her husband Kevin. They have two sons, Alex and Storm, who reside in Gouveneur, N.Y. Their son Francis 'Charles' resides on the family farm and married Jennifer Hunsinger. They have two sons, Damien and Tyler. Mary Ellen Brotzman resides in Berwick with her two Rotties. He is survived by his siblings, Ray Brotzman and his wife Karen of Tunkhannock, Norma Jean Ahlbrandt of Mehoopany, Alan Brotzman of Grover, and Sue Teeter of Ulster; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Donna Spencer of Ulster. There are many nieces, nephews and cousins that survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Brotzman on July 4, 2000 and his mother Jeanette on May 3, 1992; his brothers, Dennis Brotzman on June 30, 1997 and Randy Brotzman on May 24, 2005; his brothers-in-law, Gerald Ahlbrandt on Oct. 1, 2006 and Ricky Teeter on March 20, 2008; his in-laws, Charles F. Hoose on Nov. 23, 1991 and Louise Shefler Hoose on Oct. 12, 2011. It is Dale's wishes that there be no formal services. A small private service will be held at the family farm with a friend Bill Beebe officiating. Burial will be on the family farm he loved soooo very much. Pallbearers that will be carrying Dale to his final resting place will be Charlie Brotzman, George Bolles, Kevin Kingsbury, Alex Kingsbury, Storm Kingsbury, Tyler Brotzman, Damien Brotzman, Marvin Brotzman Sr., Jerry Clapper and Clyde Trible. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville. We are all God's children. Thank you Lord for letting us borrow Dale Brotzman for a short time. If you feel the need for donations, please donate to a local person in need, or a local charity. –Towanda Daily Review 4/9/2014

ARNOLD L. “BROWNIE” BROWN, 75, of Montoursville, formerly of Sonestown, died Monday December 1, 2008 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born May 17, 1933, he was a son of the late Walter and Owanda Kilmer Brown.  His wife of 36 years, the former Patricia G. Crist preceded him in death on June 22, 2006.  Brownie was a truck driver for several area businesses and retired in 1995 from Eastern Wood Products.  He was a member of the Valley United Methodist Church, Muncy Valley.  Brownie enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing bingo and spending time with his grandchildren.  Surviving are seven sons, Lyle, Tony, Brian, Rocky, Jerry, Scott and Randy; three daughters, Lisa, Juanita and Denise; a brother, Gary (Judy) Brown; a sister, Yolanda (Charles) Mosher and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 12/4/2008

DEAN E. BROWN age 56 of Gulf Road, Troy, Pa., passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Dean was born April 2, 1958, a son of Ellen (Leonard) Brown and the late Earl Brown. Dean was a graduate of Canton High School. Dean also attended trade school where he studied welding. He was employed at the Hilliard Corporation in Elmira, N.Y. where he worked as an assembler. He attended the Victory Church in Troy. Dean found great joy in spending time with his family, riding his Harley Davidson, he rode in the Pride Ride that benefited the Toys for Tots. He liked fishing, watching the History Channel and making people laugh with his great story telling. Survivors include his mother, Ellen Brown of Forksville; sons Levi (Kaitlyn Hedgeland) Brown of Wellsboro, Cory (Katie) Brown of Salt Lake City, Utah; a daughter Kelsey (Brandy Buchholz) Brown of Towanda; granddaughter Parker Brown-Buchholz; a brother Derek Brown of Scranton; sisters: Debra Leonard of Towanda, Denice (John) Keulseth of Washington; nieces, nephews; special friends Melissa Wilcox of Troy and Tammy McCabe Schultz of Towanda. Dean was predeceased by his father, Earl Brown. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, May 20, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. Dean's memorial service will be held following calling hours at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 5/17/2014

BROWN –LILLIAN (BROWN) WELCH, 91, of Troy, Pa. passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor. She was the wife of the late Darwin Welch who passed away in 1993. Lillian was born on Nov. 6, 1922 in Leona, Pa., daughter of the late Irvin and Marjorie (Williams) Brown. She was a farmer most of her life and especially enjoyed tending to the cows. Lillian was a past secretary of the Checkerville Grange and bowled in both the Couples and Ladies League at Terrace Lanes. While living in Gillett, Lillian was on the Board of Elections for South Creek Township. Lillian is survived by her children, Paula L. Mallory of Troy, Pa., Stanley A. (Debra) Sterling and Steve M. (Sally) Sterling, both of Gillett, Pa.; her grandchildren, Susan (David) Denham of Troy, Pa., Linda (George) Slobodnyak of Horseheads, N.Y., Gordon (Jennifer) Mallory of Wellsburg, N.Y., Marissa (Kevin) Hammond of Chemung, N.Y., Tony (Mindy) Sterling of Lancaster, Pa., Chad (Paula) Sterling of Gillett, Pa., Lynette (Anthony) Sterling of Georgia, Travis (Annika) Sterling and Brooke Sterling, both of Gillett, Pa.; 10 great-grandchildren; Darwin's children, Janice, Kenny, Chuck and Phyllis and their families; her sister, Geraldine (Clayton) Crout of Canton, Pa.; along with several nieces and nephews. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Darwin; her brothers, Burton Brown and Russell Brown; and her sister, Evelyn Seymour. Services for Lillian will be private and at the convenience of her family. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. has been entrusted with the arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 6/18/2014

BROWN –MRS. MILDRED FRANCES BROWN SINGER age 87, of Vandervort Road, Laceyville, Pa., passed away at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, Pa. on Wednesday morning, May 14, 2014. Mrs. Singer had been a resident of Golden Living Center for the last 5 ½ years. Born on the Brown Family Farm in Scottsville, Pa., on Oct. 28, 1926 she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Ney Brown. Growing up on the farm she loved being able to be outside and loved all animals and wildlife, which carried over into her adult life. Mildred graduated from the Laceyville High School with the class of 1944. After her graduation, she was married in December of 1944 to Charles B. Singer, who she was married to for over 57 years. Charles preceded Mildred in death when he passed away on March 12, 2002. For all of those years that she was married, Mildred and Charles owned a farm just outside of Laceyville on Indian Hill. Mildred was a housewife and homemaker for her husband and their two daughters; she also worked side by side with Charles, doing much of the farming chores. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, and everything involved with running a farming household. In her later years, she loved to be surrounded by the family and friends. Mildred was a past member of the Indian Hill Birthday Club. Surviving are her two daughters, Charlene Repsher of Laceyville, Pa. and Connie and David Wood also of Laceyville, Pa.; her four granddaughters, Cindy (Bill) Eberhardt, of Laceyville, Pa., MaryAnn Stevens, and Debbie Taylor both of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Kelly (Keith) Pennay of Laceyville, Pa.; also 10 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her son in law, Keith Repsher, who passed away on May 31, 2010 and her brothers, George Brown, Ken Brown and Ralph Brown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, May 17, 2014 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with a long time family friend and neighbor, Rev. Mark King, officiating. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review 5/16/2014

BROWN –ROSEMARY KATHRYN MANUEL, age 66, of Dushore, Pa. died on Thursday, March 13, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident in Monroeton, Pa. at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. with her loving family at her side. Rosemary was born March 8, 1948 a daughter of the late John Henry and Kathryn Allen Brown. She attended the NE Bradford High School. She began working in a dress factory in Sayre, Pa. She married George H. Manuel of Mildred, Pa. on Sept. 28, 1968. After raising her family she worked as a cook at the Freidenshutten, Pepper Shaker, Bishop's and the Ram Zone restaurants. Rosemary was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She was an excellent cook, and enjoyed computer games, sewing, knitting and especially her jewelry collection. Surviving are five sons, George H. (Cindy) Manuel Jr. of New Albany, Pa., Jason (Susie) Manuel of New Albany, Pa., Dennis R. (Misty) Manuel of Dushore, Pa., Eric Manuel and fiancée Emmy Griswold of New Albany, Pa., DeVaughn (Patty) Manuel of New Albany, Pa.; two daughters, Cheryl (Mark) Garrison of Towanda, Pa., Amy Manuel and Floyd Bacorn of Overton, Pa.; foster child, Jamie Perham of Sayre, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Frank (Connie) Manuel of Mildred, Pa., John Manuel of Mildred, Pa.; sister, Betty Bicham of Sayre, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Grace Rekito of Mildred, Pa., Ann (Ray) Robinson of Evergreen, Pa.; mother-in-law, Nancy Wilcox Manuel of Mildred, Pa.; twenty-nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband George H. Manuel Sr. on Jan. 30, 2000; sister, Mona Parks; and brother, Buckey; and a daughter-in-law, Robin L. Manuel on Sept. 21, 2010. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte, Pa. with the Rev. Robert G. Kaltenbaugh, officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/20/2014

BRUCKLACHER –BEATRICE MAE BRUCKLACHER SEYMOUR. age 82 of Horseheads, NY lost her courageous fight with cancer on February 26, 2014. She was born July 28, 1931 in Balls Mills, PA to John E. and Mabel Schon Brucklacher. Bea was raised from an infant by Trevett and Mary Dunkleberger of Roseville, PA. Bea is survived by her children Martin Seymour (Sherry Richards), John Seymour, Ann (Walter) Lant, Jean Seymour, Nancy (Rick) Stratton of Horseheads, NY, Gary and Susan Seymour of Valatie, NY, Keith Seymour (Marge Seamon) of Moreland, NY and Brenda (John) Rockwell of Reading Center, NY. Grandchildren Laura and Karyn Seymour, Alicia Janke, Sarah Preston, Thomas Rockwell, Edmond Seamon, Tonya Schloupt, Beth, Jason and Corey Richards. Great Grandchildren Seth Janke, Breyden Seamon, Matthew and Kyle Richards, Aundrea and Alexus Dupree, Hannah and Mariah Schloupt. Brothers Charles, Edward and Kenneth Brucklacher all of Liberty, PA. Sisters; Faye Patterson of Canton, PA and Leona Robson of Mansfield, PA. She was pre-deceased by her husband William T. Seymour in 1992, her brothers Harris (Hank) and Ermin (Short) Dunkleberger, sister-in-law Phyllis Parker and brother-in-law Murray (Bud) Seymour. Her passion was for her family and she was devoted to the dairy farm that she and Bill worked so many years to build. Bea enjoyed spending time at her place in Florida, gardening and reading. She was a member of the Catherine Mothers Club, Town of Veteran Historical Society, Cayuta Free Church, Farm Bureau and was a 4-H mom to her 8 children. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 3818 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Sunday March 2, 2014 from 11 AM-2:30PM. Bea's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:30PM with the Pastor Justin Beck Officiating. Internment in Highland Cemetery in Odessa, NY in the spring at the convenience of the family. The family will furnish flowers. Donations may be made to Care First (Southern Tier Hospice) 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY, or to a charity of one’s choice.. Special thanks to Tina Robinson, Care First, and those who took such great care of Mom. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/28/2014

HUGH FRANCIS BUNNELL, age 101, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Riverdale, Md., and Lawton, died on February 18, 2014 at Season's Hospice in Wilmington, Del. Hugh graduated from Rush High School, Rush, in 1930 and The Pennsylvania State University in 1934. After teaching industrial arts in Reinerton, and Greenbelt, Md., he earned an MEd from the University of Maryland and served as a guidance counselor for Chestertown High School and as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the state of Maryland. Hugh was a member of the Chestertown, Md., Rotary Club and the Chillum, Md., Lions Club. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy May Gilbert Bunnell of York; daughter, Catharine E. Mincey of Hyattsville, Md.; and daughter-in-law Susan Purdy Bunnell of Wilmington, Del. Hugh is survived by his sister Catharine E. Gardiner and family of Lafayette, La.; daughter, Lois A. Bunnell Pollock, her husband Donald R. Pollock Jr., their children Ren and Lauren, all of Bowie, Md.; son, H. Timothy Bunnell, his wife Martha H. Stow, and their children Matthew and Jessica Bunnell, Nathan and Jeffrey Elton, their families and five great-grandchildren. Internment to be held in the late spring at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Middletown Twp. –Susquehanna County Independent 2/26/2014

BURGESS –BESSIE MARIE VANDERPOOL, 83, formerly of Towanda died Monday, July 13, 1992 at the Darway Nursing Home in Forksville. Born Oct. 31, 1908 in East Smithfield, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Charles and Flora Smith Burgess.  Surviving are three sons, Eugene Inman of Delaware and Raymond Inman and Charles Slater, both of Laceyville: four daughters, Pauline Breckle of Pennsgrove, NJ, Lillian Franks of Barton, NY and Lucy Mae Hamilton of Binghamton and Mary Louise Novotny of Centerville, Pa.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A very good friend, Ruth Pickett of Laceyville also survives. A graveside service will be held Friday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review

BUSH –SANDRA KREIDLER age 63, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Sandra was born in Elmira on January 8, 1951, daughter of the late Curtis and Hazel (Coyle) Bush. Sandra retired from Synthes USA in Horseheads, NY after many years of service. She is survived by her son, James (Nicole) Kreidler Jr., granddaughter, Christina Kreidler, grandson, James Kreidler III, all of Dundee, NY; daughter, Debra (Carl) VonRapacki, granddaughters, Keirsten and Kasey-Jo VonRapacki, all of Elmira; sons, Brian and Brandon Kreidler, both of Elmira; brothers, Bruce (Linda) Bush of Elmira, Wayne and Daniel Bush, both of Millport, NY; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Sandra was predeceased by her husband, James Kreidler Sr. in 2006 and brother, Raymond VanCise. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 28th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Michael Spencer officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/25/2014

CARPENTER –ALFREDA ALMEDA CARPENTER HIGLEY - On March 21, 2014, the first whole day of spring, Alfreda Almeda Carpenter Higley, 87, longtime resident of Estella, PA entered eternal life from The Gatehouse inWilliamsport. On December 8, 1926 in Shunk, PA Alfreda’s earthly life began. She was a daughter of the late Ralph Lynn and Agnes (Morgan) Carpenter. Alfreda attended Shunk Elementary School and eventually Estella High School. The highlight of her early adulthood was June 6, 1941 when she married Richard W. “Dick” Higley whom she adored. She and Richard shared 63 wonderful years together before his passing on February 23, 2004. Being a loving wife and mother was Alfreda’s whole life. When Dick was drafted during WWII, it was off to California for the couple and their first daughter, infant Sandra. At that time you didn’t fly by airplane, it was a long journey by train. When Dick was shipped to Germany, Alfreda and daughter returned to Shunk to live with her mother as her father was also a soldier. At that time Alfreda, her mother and siblings Floyd, John, Milford and Phyllis held down the fort and managed the switchboard for the telephone company. Alfreda soon realized there was to be a second child, a son Richard R. whom Dick would not see until the baby was one year old. After the war, Dick and Alfreda purchased a dairy farm in Estella. Alfreda was quite willing to do what ever she could to help with the farm’s daily chores and milking while Dick worked at the Baumunk Lumber Co. in Forksville. After their third child, Marvin was born, Alfreda also cared for her ailing mother. A few years later another family member arrived, a daughter Cheryl. In a couple of months Alfreda’s mother passed away and Alfreda would become a second mom to her younger brothers and sisters. This would bring the count to eight youngsters at the farm in Estella. In 1960, L & H Lumber was established in Estella and again Alfreda was an active partner. She handled the bookkeeping, ran for replacement parts and answered telephone calls all while continuing her loving role as wife, mom and, of course most important, loving grandma. Daughter, Sandra and Dale had three sons, Roy, Terry and Greg. Richard and Charlotte had a daughter Lanette and a son Dann. Marvin and Rose had a son Jeff and a daughter Nicole. Cheryl and Keith had two sons, Keith Robert and Ryan. It had been a long ten years for Alfreda to be without the love of her life and to deal with diabetes and renal failure. She still remains the matriarch of the Higley family, born to treasure and nurture. Surviving are her four children; Sandra (Ronald) McCarty, Richard (Charlotte) Higley and Marvin (Rose) Higley all of Forksville and Cheryl (Keith) Rohrer of Enola, PA nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, two siblings; John Carpenter and Phyllis Molyneux both of Shunk, many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her beloved husband Richard, Alfreda was predeceased by two siblings, Floyd and Milford Carpenter and a son-in-law, Dale Bennett. In keeping with Mrs. Higley’s wishes, Rev. Robert Martin will officiate a graveside service for immediate family at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, at the Forksville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the Eldredsville Volunteer Fire Company, 402 Route 4007 Forksville, PA. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.

JAMES BRET ‘JIM’ CARPENTER, 44, of Waverly, NY passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. He was born on June 15, 1969 in Walton, NY, the son of David W. Carpenter and April Skinner Carpenter Knox. Jim was a graduate of Athens High School, Class of 1987 and then attended Bloomsburg University. He was an avid writer who published two books on his own while working for Murelle Printing. Jim was the Owner/Operator of Lush Life Books, Waverly, NY. His love of Music and the Arts were a large part of his life. Jim was a talented Artist, who shared many of his works with his family and friends. He loved to travel and the outdoors. Jim was a dedicated and loving father, son, and brother. He is predeceased by his father David W. Carpenter, step-father James E. Knox, and maternal grandmother Joyce Skinner. James is survived by his mother April Knox of Waverly, NY, daughter Emily Anne Carpenter/Tully of Waverly, NY, brother, Scot Knox of Washington D.C., stepsisters: Nancy Vernold of Fort Edward, NY, Kathy (Bill) Hastings of Hudson Falls, NY, Sandra (Ian) Scott of Pottstown, PA, and Sharon Gray of Gainesville, GA, maternal grandfather Allan Skinner of East Branch, NY, paternal grandmother Joyce Hodges of FL, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 21014 at 10:00am at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

MARVIN CARPENTER, 52, of Shunk, Pa., passed away very unexpectedly at home on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Marvin Luther Carpenter, known as "Bear Claw" to family and friends, was born on Nov. 10, 1961 in Williamsport. He graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1980 where he excelled in Warrior football and enjoyed wrestling. Marvin was employed by Harrisburg's Local 158 Heavy and Highway Union for 30 years. Two passions in his life were farming and caring for his animals, especially his special black calves. Marvin and his wife, the former Wendy Zinram, made a good team when it came to the operations of their hog and cattle farm. He will be remembered as a good family man, a man who gave to others and felt good about his deeds. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, trapping and fishing. He also loved his grandchildren and sharing times with family. In addition to his father, John D. Carpenter of Shunk, surviving are his wife Wendy; children Melissa, Mariah, Mindy and Lane; several grandchildren; a brother, Lonnie Carpenter of Canton; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Dean and Elvina Williams and Ralph and Agnes Carpenter. It was Marvin's request that a time of celebration be held for his loved ones and friends that will be announced at a later date. Those who wish may consider a donation in Marvin's memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA or to a charity of one’s choice. Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, Pa., is assisting his family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 5/4/2014

CARR –CAROL MARY SUPPLEE, 75, of Standing Stone, Pa., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. passed away Friday afternoon, May 9, 2014, at home following declining health. Carol was born in Philadelphia on April 20, 1939, the daughter of Gerard F. Carr Sr. and Mildred Carr (Adams). She was a graduate of St. Hubert's High School in Philadelphia with the class of 1957. Following her retirement, Carol moved to Standing Stone to reside with her immediate family. Carol will be fondly remembered by her family and friends as a devout Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Mummers fan. Surviving are her sons, David Wolf and wife Lois, Stephen Supplee; brother, Gerard F. Carr Jr. and wife Beth; sister, Maureen Zechman; a special aunt, Joan Cummings and husband Tom; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Supplee in 1985. A memorial service and celebration of Carol's life will be held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 5/13/2014

CARR –DORIS C. COOLBAUGH, 68, Leraysville died Tuesday Dec. 22, 1987 at the home of her daughter after a long illness. She is survived by her husband Ellis Coolbaugh of Leraysville; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dale Shiner, Vestal, NY; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Margaret Coolbaugh, Benson, Az.; her mother, Caroline Carr, Leraysville; four grandchildren, Sandy and Michael Shiner, Vestal and Karen and Kelly Coolbaugh, Benson; one sister, Donna Benjamin, Rome; four brothers, Elwood and Gerald Carr of Leraysville, Venron Carr of Rome and Romeyn Carr of Lawton, Pa. She was a retired employee of Cadre Electric. Funeral and interment services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Colemen & Daniels H.P. Moat Funeral Homes, 765 Main St., Vestal, NY with the Rev. John Goodell, associate pastor of the Vestal United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family request that contributions be made to the Alzheimers Family Support Group, c/o/ Wilson Memorial Hospital, Harrison Street, Johnson City, NY. –Towanda Daily Review

CASHMAN –MRS. MARGARET DONOVAN, 86 of Wyalusing Township died Sunday morning March 6, 1988 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Good. She was born in Ireland September 18, 1901, daughter of the late Timothy and Catherine Sullivan Cashman. She came to the United States in 1920 and married Patrick Donovan of New York City on August 13, 1922. She resided in New York City until moving to Wyalusing in May of 1985. Mr. Donovan predeceased her in 1966. She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Wyalusing. Surviving are two sons; Patrick of Iselin, NJ and James of Monsey, NY; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Catherine) Good of Wyalusing; a sister, Catherine Cashman of County Cork, Ireland; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Bural will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. Mary’s Church, Wyalusing with the Rev. Walter J. Plominsky officiating. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Groverdale Lane, Wyalusing. –Towanda Daily Review

CASTERLINE –KANDI CASTERLINE HOYT died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Homosassa Hospice House in Florida. Kandi was born Jan. 8, 1956 in Sayre, Pa. Kandi is survived by: her husband of 40 years, Rufus "Sonny" Hoyt of Homosassa, Fla.; and her beloved children and grandchildren Brandi (Brian) Lindsey and their children Sierra "CC," Leah, Brian Jr. and Rufus "Bub" Hoyt and his children Ethan and Adyen Hoyt, all of Homosassa. Kandi is also survived by her beloved brothers and sisters and their families, Jeff Casterline of Waverly, N.Y., Chris "Pops" (Becky) Casterline and their children Patrick and Dylan and Jay (Bert) Casterline and their children Jay Jr. and Josh, all of Sayre, Cindy Olsen and Dennis of Bend, Ore., and her children Shantel "Chance" and Kelly Witt with Levi and Garrett of Bend, Ore., Scott and Krista of Washington, Tyler Olsen of Bend, Ore., and Tammy and Dick Barry of Waverly with their children Richard "Ricky" and Josie Ponce Barry and their daughter Hallie Jo Barry of Fresno, Calif., and Chelsie and Dustin Manuel and their daughters Aubrey Lynn and Madison Jo of Waverly; and very many loving nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and great friends and co-workers, who were like family. Kandi worked as a CNA at Crystal River Health and Rehab Center for 24 years, where she will be sadly missed. Kandi was predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Patricia Casterline; and a niece, Holly Jo Barry. Kandi's love for all of her family members made her the happiest - her children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Whenever she was needed by any family member, she would be there, here in the Valley or at her home in Homosassa. She was always a phone call away. She will be missed by everyone who knew her, most of all by her family. Services are pending and will be held at a later date. –Sayre Morning Times 7/30/2014

THOMAS ROGER ‘TOMMY’ CASTLE JR. - The Knecht and Castle families lost their beloved Tommy on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The son of Michelle Knecht of Roaring Branch and Thomas R. Castle, Sr. of Rauchtown, Pa., Thomas Roger Castle Jr. "Tommy" was born in Williamsport on Oct. 21, 1987. During his 26 years, family and friends were held very dear in his heart. He resided with his loving sister Shilynn, Jeff "Monk" Eaton and special nephew Gavin, who were not only his family, but also his best friends whom he was devoted to. Tommy fell in love with Desiree Stiver along with her son, Kaleb "Taddy." They were married on June 11, 2011. His favorite times were family get-togethers, listening to music and being outdoors especially when hunting, fishing and camping; his bonfires were famous. Teaching Kaleb that love and appreciation of nature was very important to Tommy. He would always take the time to give his special hugs and "I love yous." Tommy was employed by M & M Custom Wood Products in Morris Run. He knew and loved God and was a member of Canton's Seventh-Day Adventist Church where he had special friends, Jake and Audrey Randall. Tommy lived in a community where people knew he lived a troubled life, but they loved and respected him anyway. He appreciated that and leaves many special friends behind. Tommy was the kind of person who would give you the shirt off his back and be ready to jump into helping others, no matter the task. Tommy's death will leave a huge void but his memory, his caring ways and loving heart will remain. In addition to his parents and sister, surviving are his paternal grandparents, Roger and Joyce Castle of Canton; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Kenny and Gladys Knecht; two aunts; and his best friend, Chris Swain. Calling hours are noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton with funeral services following at 2 p.m. Burial will be private at a later date. –Towanda Daily Review 3/25/2014

CHADWICK –MRS. DOROTHY ANN (CHADWICK) BRABSON, retired, 82, of Titusville, Fla., passed away on Saturday, June, 14, 2014. She was born Dec. 7, 1931 to Dr. Everell V. and Mildred (Homet) Chadwick. She graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1949 and Penn State College in 1953. She worked as a customer service agent for Trans World Airlines and later worked as a retail cashier and ticket agent at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center until her retirement in 2002. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Debbie Brabson; and daughter and son-in-law, Kevin and Beth Odermatt; as well as two grandchildren, John Paul Brabson and Cassandra Alyssa Odermatt, all of Florida; brother, James Chadwick of Camptown, Pa. She was preceded by her husband Wray D. Brabson. In lieu of flowers, donate to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. –Towanda Daily Review 6/18/2014

DANIEL D. CHAFFEE, 65, of West Belmar, NJ died suddenly on Feb. 16, 1988 at the Memphis South Emergency Room, Memphis, Tenn. He was an electrical engineer for American Electronics Laboratories, Monmouth County for the past ten years. Prior to that he was a project engineer for HRB-Singer Co., State College for 15 years. He was a member of the Elks Club in State College and the International Order of Odd Fellows, Camptown, Pa. He was also an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Scotty; a daughter, Kathey Chaffee of Brooklyn; two sons: Scot Carter and Daniel D. Chaffee III, both of State College; a brother Donald of Towanda. The funeral was held in State College with burial in Centre County Memorial Park. The family has requested that memorials be directed to the American Heart Association, 458 E. College Ave., State College, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

CHANDLER –CINDY L. JENNINGS of Canton, Pa. passed away on July 8, 2014. Cindy Louise Chandler Jennings was born in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of Lavern Chandler of Elmira and Iris (Hollenback) Heller of Blossburg. She was a 1987 graduate of Troy High School and later graduated from Penn College's Nursing Program. Cindy was employed by Susquehanna Health as an RN in their operating room and emergency room. She also worked for Med Express in Williamsport. Cindy was always busy; she enjoyed doing many things. Her first priority was her children. She was a homebody and loved watching movies. Trips to the beach were also favorite times. In addition to her parents, surviving are four children, Rachel (Randy Jr.) Ragan of S. Williamsport, Nicholas Jennings, Zachary LaGier and Matthew Machmer all of Canton; two grandchildren, Brooklyn and Carson; four siblings, Christina Hand of Alabama, Gene Heller of Erie, Pa., Ricky Heller of Michigan and Johnny Heller of Elmira; special companion, Matt Machmer of Canton; grandfather, Glen Hollenback of Alabama; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Cindy was predeceased by grandmothers, Mary Jenkins and Olga Broughton. Calling hours are 12 – 1 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Pastor Dan Walker will officiate the memorial service at 1 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review 7/102014

KENNETH PAUL CHAPMAN, 62, of Great Bend, PA died January 9, 2009 at his home.  He was the husband of Diane (Merrill) Chapman.  Born April 11, 1946 in Dunmore, PA, he was the son of Lester and Dorothy (Grimm) Chapman.  He enjoyed antique cars, Dunkin Donuts and visiting with his cruising buddies.  He was a self-employed truck driver.  Surviving are his wife, Diane; son, Kenneth Chapman, Jr., Clayton, DE; daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Welcome Murray, Mainesburg, PA, Lisa and Mark Marchese, Kingston, PA, Heather Chapman, Great Bend, PA; grandchildren, Kevin Chapman and Bryan Chapman; brothers, Richard, Donald, James and Lester Chapman; sister, Gail Snyder.  He was predeceased by a brother, Bobbie Chapman and a sister, June Dolinsky.  In keeping with Kenneth’s wishes there will be no services.  The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 1/15/2009

WILSON K. ‘BILL’ CHAPMAN, 81, of Auburn, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Services. Born in Elmira, NY, on January 19, 1933, he was the son of Wilson and Elisbeth Carr Chapman. He was a graduate of Southside High School, Class of '51. On July 9, 1960 he married the former Lucille Bail of Lewiston. Mrs. Chapman passed away on April 10, 2004. Bill worked in sales for several companies including Fairchild, Digital Equipment Corporation, NEC, Toshiba and later as an executive recruiter for Intrinsix, spending most of his career living and working in Acton, MA and Brookline, NH. His family summered at Taylor Pond in Auburn, ME and upon his retirement in 1998 he and Lucille moved there full time. He played golf when he could and enjoyed traveling with his pals from high school and visiting friends away from Maine whenever he could. Bill was a volunteer at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center and a member of Holy Cross Church, Prince of Peace Parish. Bill is survived by two sons, Wilson K. Chapman III of Pittsburgh, PA, and Matthew and wife Kim Chapman of Nashua, NH; four daughters, Marie and husband Michael Degulis of Brookline, NH, Madelyn and husband Walter Reed of Auburn, RuthAnn and husband Scott Votra of Gardiner, and Claire and husband Steve Risteen of Nashua, NH; ten grandchildren and a close friend and "Best Pal" Mariette Bernier of Lewiston. Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Edgar and William, and a sister, Ann Davis. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/26/2014

STEPHEN S. CHILSON, 42, of Windham Center (Rome RD 2) died suddenly early Monday morning July 27, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital. He was born June 9, 1945 in Johnson City, NY, a son of Ida Wood Chilson and the late Stephen L. Chilson. He was an employee of HADCO, Inc. in Owego and a former employee of Magentic Labs in Owego. He was a long-time member of the Windham Volunteer Fire Co., presently serving as fire chief and fire warden. He was also a member of Windham Volunteer Ambulance Association and enjoyed hunting. In addition to his mother of Cadis, Mr. Chilson is survived by his son, Rusty Chilson and daughter, Christeen Chilson, both at home; three brothers, Keith Chilson of Rome, Scott Chilson of Cadis and David Chilson of Owego; three sisters, Mrs. Rosslyn (Jeanette) Culver of Harpursville, NY; Joce Spacek of Owego and Lucie Relyea of Owego, NY; his former wife, Gloria Chilson of Apalachin; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Chilson in 1967. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, NY with the Rev. Judith Sievold pastor of the Lounsberry United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Nichols Cemetery. Friends who wish may remember the Windham Volunteer Fire Co. in Mr. Chilson’s memory. The family will receive their friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. –Towanda Daily Review

JAMES N. CHRISTINI, age 74, a well-known, respected, and loved community member of Towanda, Pa. passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City with his loving family at his side. Jim was born Dec. 19, 1939, a son of James V. and Mary L. Hubiak Christini of Mildred, Pa. He graduated from Turnpike High School in Mildred, a member of the class of 1957. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University and his MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He then served two years in the United States Army stationed in Ft. Sill Oklahoma. He was honorably discharged in July 1963 having achieved the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Jim married the former Lucille Tubach of Dushore on Aug. 17, 1963. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage and have resided in Towanda since 1964 where they raised their four sons. He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda, Pa., and was very active in many aspects of parish and school activities over the years. Jim was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus and served as a lector. He served St. Agnes School for many years as school board president, building and grounds chairperson, and basketball assistant. He also served his community in many areas over the years, including charter member and president of the Jaycees organization, scout leader and committee chairperson of the Boy Scouts, manager for the Towanda Little League, member of the Rotary Club, president and member of the Towanda Borough Council, Mardi Gras Ball chairman, Memorial Hospital Charity Ball committees, and current secretary of the Towanda Lions Club. Professionally he worked at Sylvania (currently GTP) for 34 years, retiring in 1998. His career began in plant engineering, and he later became a manager in the tungsten, cobalt, and chemical processing areas. He was awarded fifteen U.S. patents and the GTE Leslie Warner Technical Achievement Award. He was recognized internationally as an expert in those areas of chemical processing and maintained an active consulting business after his retirement through this year. For the past 20 years, Jim, Lucille, and their family have enjoyed owning and operating Dalhousie Lodge Cottages, a summer vacation spot in Ontario, Canada which many area families continue to enjoy on an annual basis. He is survived by his spouse, Lucille at home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Julie Christini of Towanda, Pa., Michael and Amanda Christini of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., David and Dionne Christini of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Steven Christini of Philadelphia, Pa. He and Lucille have eight grandchildren, Carolyn, Maria, and Cecelia of Towanda, Pa., Cole, Ella, and Reid of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Devon and Kate of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. Jim is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ted and Kathleen Christini and Roy and Joyce Christini; an aunt, Irene Gattuso; and uncle, John Hubiak. Also surviving are special in-laws, Irene Tubach, Paul and Barbara Tubach, and John and Mary Frances Cummiskey; and numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be greatly missed by his many wonderful friends and especially by his Coffee Buddies at the Weigh Station Café. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda with his pastor, the Rev. Edward L. Michelini, presiding. A funeral luncheon will follow at the JFK Hall of St. Agnes School in Towanda. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Mildred, Pa., at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be directed to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848; North Rome Christian School, 3376 N. Rome Rd., Rome, PA; the American Red Cross, 800 S. Main St., Towanda, PA or a charity of one’s choice in memory of James Christini. –Towanda Daily Review 3/5/2014
 
ROBERT E. ‘BOB’ CLAPPER, age 86, of 579 McMicken Rd, Meshoppen, PA passed away, Thursday evening, February 20, 2014 at his home, in Meshoppen twp., Wyoming Co., PA. Bob was formally of Retta, PA. Bob was born on June 24, 1927 in Towanda, PA, the son of the late Lloyd Joseph Clapper (June 25, 1985) and Florence Howard Clapper (November 9, 1995). He was a graduate of the Laceyville High School with the class of 1944. After high school Bob served his country for 24 years in the US Air Force. He served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the US Air Force in 1972 as a Chief Master Sergeant. Bob then moved back to Wyoming County and worked for Proctor and Gamble before retiring in 1989. Bob was an active member of the Franklin Lodge #263 F&AM in Laceyville, PA. As a Mason he was a Past Master in 1993, a past Secretary, and a current Trustee. He was also a past member of the Irem Temple. Bob thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Masonic Lodge. Bob is survived by his daughters Barbara Kapolka and her husband Stephen of Wilkes-Barre, PA and Patricia Clapper of Meshoppen, PA; his grandsons Alex Clapper of Meshoppen, PA, Robert Kapolka of Wilkes-Barre, PA and Anthony Kapolka of Wilkes-Barre, PA; his sister-in-law Ruth Clapper of Retta, PA; as well as nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Bob was preceded in death by his wife Muriel Lorraine Clapper (November 5, 1990) whom he married in September 1950, his brothers Lt. Richard Clapper (July 6, 1960) and Donald Clapper (January 15, 2007), and his sister Janice Hammond (2013). Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM at the Sheldon Funeral Home, SR 6, Meshoppen, PA with Rev. Gary Myers of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church officiating. There will be Military Services preformed prior to the funeral service by the members of the Rought Hall Post# 510 American Legion of Black Walnut, PA, the Dennis Strong Post# 457 of Tunkhannock, PA, and the Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post# 3583 of Mehoopany, PA. The Military Service will be followed by a Masonic Service preformed by the members of Franklin Lodge #263 F&AM of Laceyville, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3:00 PM until the time of the services. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Bob’s name to the Franklin Lodge #263 F&AM, PO Box 86, Laceyville, PA.

GAIL L. ‘CLARKE’ CLARK, age 68, of Dushore, Pa., passed away at home with his loved ones by his side on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 following a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 7, 1945 in Waverly, N.Y., the son of the late Kenneth and Virginia Balmer Clark. Gail attended Chemung schools, graduating from Waverly High School Class of 1963. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Vietnam War. He was previously employed with Elm Chevrolet, Elmira, N.Y. and was the owner/operator of Clark Race Engines. Gail was an avid NASCAR fan and Stock Car Race fan. He loved building race engines and would help anyone at the tracks to be sure their engine was ready for racing. The drivers he built engines for brought home many track championships at various tracks in the area, including NASCAR drivers, Geoff Bodine and Jimmy Spencer when they raced at the local tracks. Gail loved spending time with his son Bryan and on many of those occasions they spent them hunting and fishing. He is predeceased by his brother-in-law, James Brown. Gail is survived by his wife of 32 years, Adelia at home; son, Bryan Drake of Athens, Pa.; siblings and in-laws, Glenda Brown of Pine City, N.Y., Gary and Mary Clark of Bristol, Vt., Greta and Pete Elston of Chemung, N.Y., Gwen and Hollis Raymond of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and Kenny and Linda Clark of Chemung, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and his dear friend, Elden York of Sylvania, Pa. Friends and family may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield of the Waverly United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gail's memory to: Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA, Sullivan County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 55, Dushore, PA or the Spaulding Foundation for Injured Drivers, 1074 Sulpher Springs Rd., Owego, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 5/23/2014

CLEVENGER –ROBERTA MARIE SEYMOUR - When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, remember the love that we have shared, and that will comfort thee….Roberta Marie Seymour, 82, of Tioga Center passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Bradenton, Florida. Roberta was born on November 6, 1931 in Cherry Tree, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Mathew Henry and Rachel (Rummel) Clevenger. Roberta lived life to the fullest, enjoyed visiting with others and dining out with her friends. She will be greatly missed by her daughter and son-in-law Valerie and Dennis Platt of Nichols; her grandchildren: Lawrence R. (Michelle) Seymour; Mathew (Michelle) Seymour; great-grandchildren: Matthew and Jackson. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Roberta was predeceased by her son, Lawrence R. Seymour; daughter, Vonda Lee Seymour; brother, Leonard Clevenger and sister, Ruth Wood. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Saturday, April 12th from 10 to 11 am at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service will follow at 11 am with Pastor Dan Martin, officiating. A luncheon and time of sharing will follow the service at the Nichols American Legion. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Tioga Cemetery, Owego. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Lounsberry Food Pantry c/o Mr. Raymond Berry, 1826 Smithcreek Rd., Nichols, NY or Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY in loving memory of Roberta Marie Seymour. –Sayre Morning Times 4/1/2014

COCHRAN –MARY H. VERGASON - Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you, and quietly left us all…. Mary H. Vergason, 87, of Decker Hill Road, Nichols, went to her heavenly home Thursday morning, April 10, 2014, following a period of declining health. Mary was born on Oct. 5, 1926 in Coudersport, Pa., a daughter of Howard and Pearl (Friggel) Cochran. Mary was a member of the Lounsberry United Methodist Church, where she participated with the United Methodist Women and was a member of the OES – Waverly Star Chapter No. 9. Many will remember Mary for her smile and caring ways. For over 20 years, Mary worked at the Tioga Central School in the cafeteria. She enjoyed square dancing, making crafts, and camping – although her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by her family. Mary always looked forward to attending sporting events for her great-grandchildren. Mary is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Fred Ackley of Brackney; special friends, Sue and Chuck Alger; her brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Marilyn Vergason of Bodine, Pa.; sister, Phyllis Culver of Williamsport, Pa.; her special grandchildren, Kirk and Susan Vergason of Clarksville, Tenn., Michael Vergason of Nichols, Jason Ackley of Brackney, Brian Alger, Heather Snyder; great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Melissa and Patrick Vergason, Ryan and Brittany Vergason, Nick and Katie Alger, Ashley and Matthew Snyder; a great-great-granddaughter, Harper. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Mary was predeceased by her husband of nearly 66 years, Clair Vergason, on July 16, 2009; her sons, Ernest in 1964 and David in 2003; brothers, William Cochran, John Bloomer and Clayton Cochran; and sister, Shirley Priscilla. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Monday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Mary’s life will follow at noon with Pastor Jon Austin officiating. Interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Lounsberry United Methodist Women, P.O. Box 318, Nichols, NY or the OES – Waverly Star Chapter No. 9, c/o Carolyn Eiklor, 67 Perrine Road, Owego, NY in loving memory of Mary H. Vergason. –Sayre Morning Times 4/11/2014

JOHN PATRICK COSGROVE, age 77, of Laporte, Pa., passed away at home on Friday, May 23, 2014 with his loving spouse at his side. John was born in Laporte, Pa., on Jan. 3, 1937, a son of the late Thomas Patrick and Anna Buschausen Cosgrove. He graduated from Eastern High School in southeastern Washington D.C in 1955. He was the first in his family to attend college and graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering in 1960. Upon graduation from college he earned a commission in the Navy and served as a pilot in the Navy's reserve anti-submarine / search and rescue Helicopter Squadron 75 known as the "Emerald Knights" based out of Lakehurst, N.J. John was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight rescue missions over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre during the severe flooding from hurricane Agnes in 1972. On occasion, John was known to buzz Lake Mokoma, his brother Tom's house in Laporte, and even maneuvered a few unscheduled landings on the Sullivan County H.S. soccer field. He retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in 1978. John began his professional commercial career as a test pilot and engineer for Boeing-Vertol in Philadelphia, Pa., where he flew helicopters and also worked on the design of the Apollo Space Flight Suit. He joined American Airlines as a Flight Engineer in 1966 based out of LaGuardia Airport in NYC and moved his family to the New Jersey shore, living in the towns of Brick and Fair Haven. In 1990, John and his wife Maureen, moved to Tavernier, Fla., in the Florida Keys when he was transferred to Miami and began flying international routes to South America and the Caribbean. After a long and successful career, John retired as a Captain from American Airlines in 1997. John's roots run deep throughout Sullivan County where, despite his distant travels, he would always return several times a year with his wife and three children, Bob, Cliff and Carolyn to his home town of Laporte to visit with his family and friends. John purchased a home in Laporte in 1979 where he loved to sit on his porch swing drinking a cup of coffee in the early morning and go for walks throughout the town with Maureen after dinner. John was an avid golfer and a member of the Eagles Mere Country Club where he developed many life-long close friendships and won the Men's Club Championship for his flight class in 2003 and 2010. He was a member of the Lake Mokoma Association and loved to spend time watching his children, nieces, nephews, and later five grandchildren, play at the beach. John was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Laporte since his early childhood. In his twilight years, he could still be found sitting in his favorite church pew (now in his basement recreational room) praying for a friend in need — or a good round of golf at EMCC! Surviving: Spouse: Mary "Maureen" Cosgrove; two sons Robert Patrick Cosgrove of South Riding, Va., and Clifford Thomas (Jodi) Cosgrove of Ellicott City, Md.; daughter Carolyn Cecelia Cosgrove of Kalispell, Mont.; two sisters Margaret Anne (John "Bucky") Hall of Sarasota, Fla. and Mary Lucht of Manassas, Va.; a sister-in-law Mary Cosgrove of Laporte, Pa.; grandchildren Conor (21), Delaney (19), Emily (8), Christian (6), and Julia (4); nieces Mary-Jo and Jill; nephews Tom, Mike, Will, John, and Craig; and 8 great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant sister Helen Cosgrove on November 24, 1935; his brother Thomas H. Cosgrove on November 29, 1996 and a nephew, Patrick William Cosgrove on March 28, 2009. John was well loved by family, friends and the entire Laporte community. He will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 26, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. The family will provide the flowers and asks that Memorial Contribution be directed to the Laporte Volunteer Fire Company. –Towanda Daily Review 5/26/2014

COMFORT -(CHLORICE) JEAN PERRY of Centerville, Pa., age 86, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Francis (Gavette) Comfort; son, Steven; great-grandson, Harley Perry; brother, Donald Comfort; sisters, Virginia Meisner and Betty Bonning. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, David; son, Jack (Della) Perry; (Margo) Tina Stroman. Jean retired from Fairway Springs Company, Elmira, N.Y. in 1988. She was a member of the Eastern Star,Towanda, Pa. Jean loved camping at Pine Cradle Lake in Rome, Pa. As Jean requested there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review 3/16/2014

LAWRENCE H. ‘PAT’ CONLON JR. of Lansing, N.Y., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at the age of 81. Pat was born in Sayre, Pa., on Feb. 7, 1933 to Dr. Lawrence H. Conlon Sr. and Lucille Horton Conlon. He is survived by: his wife, Constance Salm Conlon; his children, Martin A. (Sandra) Conlon, and Lauren E. Conlon (William Radzik). Grandchildren include Chad D. Worsell, Erin L. Worsell, Andrea R. Conlon, M. Ross Conlon, Amber L. Radzik (son Daiker); great-granddaughter, Jordan E. Brinkley; sister, Katherine Conlon Payne; niece, Clare L. Holmes; and great-niece, Jessica Holmes. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Elizabeth Conlon Chambers. Pat grew up in Waverly, N.Y., and graduated from Waverly High School in 1951. He participated in high school sports, including football and basketball. During the last game of his senior year, he helped his basketball team win the state championship by sinking two free throws in overtime. After spending summers at his uncle’s dairy farm near Ulster, Pa., Pat decided to study Agriculture at Cornell University. He graduated from Cornell’s School of Agriculture and Life Sciences in May 1955 as a brother of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. During his summers at Cornell, he worked at Rally Farms in Dutchess County caring for prize Angus beef cattle. It was at Cornell that Pat met and courted Connie Salm, a Home Economic Education major, Class of ’55 and a Pi Beta Phi sister. Everyone who knew Pat realized he had gotten it right and found himself a “winner.” Pat and Connie were married on May 5, 1956 in Verona, N.Y. For his required military service, he was chosen to participate in the Army’s elite Counter Intelligence Corps for two years. This took Pat to Baltimore’s Fort Holabird for training and then on to Japan for the remainder of his tour of duty where he was joined with his “child bride.” After completing his Army service, Pat and Connie returned to the ancestral home which was dear to his heart on Conlon Road in Lansing, and then relocated to another ancestral home on North Triphammer Road. On a near-perfect lot, with mature trees that included a picturesque view, they took up residence in the home they built on Conlon Road in 1968. Based on Pat’s prior farming experiences, he decided to raise Angus beef cattle, some of which were shown by his children in local 4-H fairs as well as the New York State Fair. After a brief stint of selling life insurance and propane, Pat started a successful career in brokering real estate with J.D. Gallagher Co., Inc., and eventually became co-owner. This career included chairing the Ithaca Board of Realtors as president. He served as director of the NYS Association of Realtors and was named Realtor of the Year in 1976. Pat had a well-deserved reputation as an expert on rural properties throughout Central New York. His greatest asset was his knowledge of agricultural real estate. Upon retirement, Pat did the things he loved, which included working with appraisals for local banks and participating in the re-appraisal of Tompkins County, while working with the Doane Appraisal Company. Pat returned to his love of farming by working at Hardie Farms in Lansing, consistently being a part of the farm in many ways, and for years was an elder advisor to the next generation. At any point in time, friends who expressed an interest in farming were immediately taken up the road to have a tour of Hardie Farms. He enjoyed maintaining a beautiful and bountiful garden in which he shared his homegrown vegetables and fruits with so many of his close friends. Stock car racing was always a passion of Pat’s and he continued to enjoy this during retirement years. “Pops” was a permanent fixture in the pits and attended nearly all races where his son, Marty, and his team were participating. He also enjoyed woodworking, including making wooden trunks for each of his grandchildren as well as many wooden picture frames. Pat enjoyed traveling with Connie, including a special trip out west in 2002 and numerous trips to San Diego, California and Maine. Pat was a charter member of the Lansing United Methodist Church and was treasurer for many years. He also served as treasurer of the Asbury Cemetery Association, was a member of the Lansing Lions Club and was a faithful volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army. For years, Pat provided commitment, leadership and love for his Lansing community through many activities and consultations with others. He was very well informed on the performance of many local high school and college athletes and teams, knew the team history and followed them season after season. He always loved a good athletic contest. Pat was involved in all his grandchildren’s lives and when they were participating in athletics or any other school events, he was sure to be there in support of all of them. He quickly became their biggest fan and will remain so. His family looked to him for knowledge, guidance and advice. He cultivated family values and instilled his strong work ethic in his children and grandchildren. After the hard work was done he always made time for fun, including numerous pranks or antics in which close friends were often a part of. Pat truly enjoyed communicating with everyone; and communicate he could. He preferred making impromptu visits to see friends in person and you never knew when he was going to show up. However, over the years, when that became difficult, he would then phone, write, and use e-mail; he never stopped communicating. Most important to him was keeping in touch with former colleagues from his past, especially those from his hometown of Waverly, his AGR brothers and Army buddies. Pat had a skill for retaining vast amounts of knowledge on the past history of many subjects. He always knew about current events, and if he didn’t know about a subject, he knew someone who did, and he would get the information. Friends recently described him as “Pat was one of a kind – the right kind. He was a talker; he could talk himself into or out of any situation.” A husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, colleague and friend; no matter the role he played, he is irreplaceable and will be greatly missed. Family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Monday, May 12, at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing. A memorial service to celebrate Pat’s life, with the Rev. Bruce Barden officiating, will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, at Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat’s memory may be directed to Waverly High School Athletics, Attn: Athletic Department/Director of Athletics, 1 Frederick St., Waverly, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 4/26/2014

ERNEST W. COREY, 74, of Ulster, PA formerly of Spencer, NY passed away Tuesday October 13, 1987 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. He was born September 23, 1913, son of the late William and Zelphia Vanderpoel Corey. Mr. Corey was a retired custodian from Cornell University. He is survived by two daughters, Ada and Alice Corey both of Ithaca; one step-daughter, Laura Hollenbeck of Spencer: three step-sons, Roy Grover of Pompano Beach, Fla., LaVerne Grover of West Danby, NY and Edward Grover of Newark Valley, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Carl Corey of Brooktondale, Enos Corey of Camden, NY and Dan Corey of Newark, NY; one sister Elsa Brown of Cortland, NY. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

CARL JACOB COTT, age 84, well known mayor, of Forksville, Pa. passed away on Thursday night, April 3, 2014 at the Williamsport Hospital in Williamsport, Pa. with his loving family at his side. He was born Dec. 2, 1929 in Dushore, Pa. the son of the late Lawrence Jacob Cott and Audra Mae Steiner of Forksville, Pa. He married the former Grace Wilcox of Forksville, Pa. on July 17, 1955. Carl attended the Cherry Township School and then later graduated in 1948 from the Loyalsock Area High School, Estella, Pa. He honorably served during the Korean Conflict in both the United States Army and Navy. He started working at Baumunk Lumber and then proceeded to work at Randall Logging and McCarty Driscoll Lumber Company before retiring from Lewis Lumber Company after 26 years of service. He also worked as the manager of the Sullivan County DMV in Laporte, Pa. for several years. Carl was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church and served the church as a trustee for many years. He was also a member of the McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa., the A.J. Bird Memorial Post #384 V.F.W. New Albany, Pa. and the Evergreen Masonic Lodge #163 in Monroeton, Pa. He was also a life member of the Scottish Rite in Williamsport, Pa. He had been serving as the mayor of Forksville for many years and was very active in the Sullivan County Food Pantry. He enjoyed camping and traveling. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Grace at home; son, David Cott of New Albany, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Andrew Bucikowski of New Albany, Pa.; brothers-in-law, Clark Walker of Wyalusing, Pa. and Norman (Ann) Wilcox of Montoursville, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Judy Cott of Millville, Pa. and Alberta Thall of New Albany, Pa. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Catarina Daugian on Sept. 27, 2012; and by two sisters, Audrey Mae Gilbert and Gail Dorsey Walker; and a brother, Larry Cott. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Forksville United Methodist Church, Forksville, Pa. with Pastor Linda Renninger, officiating. Interment will be in the Friends Cemetery, Shunk, Pa. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of the McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa., and the A.J. Bird Memorial Post #384 V.F.W., New Albany, Pa. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday in the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be sent to Forksville United Methodist Church, PO Box 4, Forksville, PA, Forksville Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 64, Forksville, PA or the Sullivan County Food Pantry, PO Box 55, Dushore, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/5/2014

COVEY –BARBARA J. FINNERTY age 74, of Troy, PA, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born on July 6, 1939 to the late Claude and Iva (Eddy) Covey. She was predeceased by her husband, George Finnerty, daughter, Ada Finnerty and several brothers and sisters. Barbara is survived by her children, Arthur (Lorie) Finnerty Jr. of Lowman, Theresa Johnson of Yardley, PA and Vivian Johnson of Gillett, PA; sister, Isabelle Johnson of Granville Summit, PA; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. It was Barbara's wish that all services be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/ 2014

ALAN BENJAMIN CRAMER age 90 of Horseheads, NY passed away Mon. May 26, 2014. He was born on Nov. 28, 1923 in Elmira, NY. Alan was predeceased by his parents, Friend M. Cramer & Lillian (Foss) Cramer; his brothers, Lee, Elwin, Meredith; and his sister, Mabel Wood. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Leah Sperry Cramer, his daughter, Susan Cramer Maizel, and her husband, Richard; his son, Elwin "Bud" Cramer, and his wife, Ina; his son, James Cramer and his wife, Jean; his son, Dana; five grandchildren, Alexia Maizel, Megan Cramer Andrews, Jason Cramer, and Warren Cramer, and seven great grandchildren. He was a graduate of Elmira High School. Alan was a US Army Veteran of WWII, in which he served as a Cannoneer with the heavy artillery in the European Theater. He was a master carpenter and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America for 60 years, and worked with Welliver Construction Co. Alan was a member of the Horseheads Historical Society where he contributed his carpentry skills to the Horseheads Historical Society and Zim Bandstand in Teal Park. He enjoyed his family and friends, and had a great love for the outdoors and camping. Funeral services will be private. Memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/30/2014

DWAIN CRAWFORD, 50, of RR 5, Country Club Apartments, Dallas, PA died Wednesday, April 22, 1987 at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. Mr. Crawford was born August 4, 1936 at Berlin Center, Ohio, the son of Eleanor Thomas Crawford and the late Ralph Crawford. He was a member of the Towanda Elks Club and served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed by Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company. Surviving in addition to his mother, Eleanor Crawford of Ohio, is a daughter, Jennifer of Ohio and the following sons, all of Ohio: Dan, Scott, Brent and George. There are four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Joanne Heiner of Ohio, who also survive. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 3 p.m. from the Clarke-Piatt Funeral Home, Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek with the Rev. William Lukesh of Hunlock Creed United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Sorber Cemetery in Reyburn. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service. –Towanda Daily Review

CRONK –CLARA JANE PASSMORE, 92, of Montrose, PA, passed away after an extended illness, on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Meadow View Senior Living Center. She was born on July 23, 1921 in Fairdale, PA, to the late Glen A. and Faith Irene (Devine) Cronk. Her husband, Franklin “Bud” Passmore, predeceased her. Surviving are her four children and their spouses, David and Donna Passmore, Wilmington, NC, Gary Passmore, Montrose, PA, Janice and Ronald Hollenbeck, Lawsville, PA, Corey and Debbie Passmore, West Palm Beach, FL, eight grandchildren, Brian Hollenbeck, Becky Arnold, Jeffrey, Brandon, and Chris Passmore, Jennifer (Dan) Solvino, Faith and Collin Passmore, 11 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Mavis Bunnell, and Nedra Allen, a brother, Rolland Cronk. Clara was a lifetime member of the Fairdale United Methodist Church, and former member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She graduated from the Rush High school, class of ’39, and then graduated from the Ridley Lowell business school. She had worked at the hanger factory in South Montrose, then in the payroll department at the highway shed, and for over 35 years at the Montrose General Hospital. Clara also ran the telephone switchboard at the same time her mother ran the post office in Fairdale. She was a fervent fan of the New York Yankees, and the Boston Celtics. Clara was also a loving and devoted grandmother. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard Spering of the Hop Bottom Methodist Charge, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairdale Cemetery. Friends may call on the family an hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions in Clara Jane’s memory can be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2405 Park Dr., Harrisburg, PA. –Carol Brotzman

J. STUART CROSSEN, 78, of Mansfield, PA, passed away July 22, 2014 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born June 17, 1936 in Newark Valley, NY, the son of John & Beatrice Whitney Crossen. Stuart was a retiree of BLAST IU 17. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, the Wellsboro Men's Chorus, the Wellsboro Moose, and the Mansfield Lions Club, where he was a past President and past Treasurer. Stuart served as a board member for Partners in Progress, Southern Tioga Schools, and Mansfield Boro Council. He is survived by his wife of nearly 28 years, the former, Sylvia Snyder; three sons & daughters-in-law, John & Kim Crossen of Avis, PA, Donald & Tammy Hall of Mansfield, PA, Dennis & Gloria Hall of Wellsboro, PA; two daughters, Diane Thomas of Liberty, PA, Beni Jo Hall (Lyle Wright) of Trout Run, PA; a brother, Steve Crossen of Vestal, NY; two sisters, Charlyn Jackson and Nancy Crossen, both of Cincinnati, OH; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Clark Crossen. A memorial service for Stuart will be announced in the future. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/24/2014

JEFFREY T. DAILEY SR., 53, of Tioga Center, N.Y., passed away on March 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Vicky Dailey; his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Jr. and Diana Dailey; his daughter, Nicole Dailey and Jason Whitmarsh; his grandchildren, Cadence Gainous, Peyton Whitmarsh, and Jeffrey Dailey III; his sisters and brother-in-law, Tammy and Rob Cullen, and Terri "Chubby" and Bob Young; nieces and nephews, Trisha and David Rosh, Tom and Sherri Howe, and David Young; grandniece and nephew, Kelsi Rosh, and Hayden Howe; his mother-in-law, Sylvia Middaugh; special uncle, Sonny Ayers; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many good friends. He was predeceased by his father, Tom Dailey; his mother, Ina Mae Keene Dailey; special uncle, John Ward; and nephew, Robert Michael Young Jr. Jeffrey was born in Sayre, Pa., on Dec. 29, 1960. He worked as a chemical technician at Lockheed Martin in Owego and also worked at Bostwick Auctions and Cole Auction Service. He was a volunteer fireman and EMT for many years with Greater Valley and Cayuta Hose Company and was a member of the Tioga Center Baptist Church. Jeff enjoyed watching local circle track racing and NASCAR. He loved the thrill of deer hunting and all kinds of fishing as well. Jeff was especially a loving husband, devoted father, cherished brother, and amazing grandfather. He loved life, and always lived it to the fullest. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home, Route 17C West, Owego, N.Y., on Wednesday, March 19 from 5-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Richards Funeral Home on Thursday, March 20 at 11 a.m. with Pastor and friend, Gary Smith, officiating. Memorial contributions in memory of Jeff may be directed to the Tioga Center Baptist Church or the Tioga Center Fire Department. –Sayre Morning Times

PAUL R. DAILY, 73 of 1012 Martone Dr., West Chester and Towanda RD 5 (Macedonia) died Sunday November 1, 1987 at home after an illness. Mr. Daily was born January 31, 1914 at Towanda RD 5 (Macedonia) son of the late Agnes Goodwin Daily Heath. He was educated in the Kingston schools, graduating with the class of 1930. He attended Bethany College in West Virginia. During World War II he served in Europe with the 94th Infantry Division, 319th Engineers. He lived for many years in Shavertown and was a member of  and was a member of Huntsville Christian Church, Masonic Lodge #531, F&AM Dallas, Caldwell Consistory and Irem Temple. Before retirement he was district manager for MAC Tools. Mr. Daily is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Schickram; daughter, Mrs. Mark (Marilynn) Swenson of Arlington, Va. and Japan: step-daughter, Mrs. Frank (Donna) Gormley of Glenn Mills, PA; step-sons, Lawrence Schickram of Spring City, Pa. and Jay Schickram of Pleasantville, NJ; sister, Mrs. William (Jean) Brackett of Dallas, Pa.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday November 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Huntsville Christian Church with the Rev. Cliff Jones pastor and the Rev. Jule Ayers, D.D. officiating. Memorial contributions, if desired may be made to the American Heart Association. –Towanda Daily Review

TERESA M. DANIELS passed away after a brief illness on Friday, July 26, 2014 at the age of 55. She was born on November 30, 1958 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Charles W. and Helen M. (Collins) Daniels. Her sisters, Nancy Maurer and Patricia Hofman also preceded her in death. She is survived by sisters, JoAnne Andrews, Ellen (Carl) Rose; brothers, William (Margaret) Daniels, David (Theresa) Daniels; family members, Ren Hofman and Joe Christastie; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and many friends. Teresa graduated from Southside High School and Bryant & Stratton College. She worked as a medical transcriptionist for Hutching Psychiatric Center; Elmira Correctional Facility and other various organizations. Teresa enjoyed sketching, painting, playing her guitar and just "loved" her cats. "No more pain Sis!" Services will be held privately at the request of the family. Memorial donations may be directed to CareFirst 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY, Chemung County Human Society and SPCA 2435 Route # 352 Elmira, NY or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of New York P.O. Box # 327 East Syracuse, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. Thank You: Teresa's family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to CareFirst, Elcor Health Services and Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the care given to Teresa. We would also like to especially thank Lacena McAllister, a very special person. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/29/2014

HOLLIS ELSWORTH DANN – Dr. Hollis Dann, 77, a native of Canton died at his home in Douglaston, NY. He was formerly head of the music departments of Cornell University and New York University. His earliest experience in the world of music consisted of conducting “singing school” in and near Canton in the early ‘80s. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 1/16/2014 (75 Years Ago-1939 column)

DAVIS –MRS. CLARA PAULINE DAVIS GREENE, 98, formerly of Ken Dwiggins Drive, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Brian Center in Salisbury. She was born March 16, 1916, in Tazewell County, Va. to the late Floyd and Flora Moretz Davis, the youngest of 11 children. Mrs. Greene was a member of The Grange, Canton Senior Citizens Center in Pa. She enjoyed flower gardening and working on the family farm in Pennsylvania. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, W. Dale Greene; and her 10 siblings. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Harbac of Mocksville and Norma Wilcox of Canton, Pa.; a son, Randy Greene of Mocksville; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, August 1, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Boone. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Old Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Boone. Eaton Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Greene. –Towanda Daily Review 7/29/2014

KENNETH ARNOLD DAVIS, age 74, of Tioga, PA, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 18, 1939 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Raymond and Bernice (Tillinghast) Davis. He was the husband of Janice Ann (Howe) Davis. Kenneth was a self-employed building contractor. Kenneth enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all his family. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Janice; four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth A. Davis, Jr. and special friend, Fran, of Mansfield, PA, Timothy J. and Michelle Davis of Lawrenceville, PA, Anthony R. Davis of Nelson, PA, Charlene and Robert Knickerbocker of Lawrenceville, PA, Marty A. and Robin Davis of Tioga, PA; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Virginia Davis of GA; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorraine and Roland Satterlee of Lawrenceville, PA, Carolyn Tomlinson of Lawrenceville, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Penny J. Davis in 2006. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/24/ 2014

JAMES ‘JIMMY’ DECKER, 89, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at home IN Willseyville, NY. Mr. Decker was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Florence (Holland) Decker; sisters, Florence Grover, Teresa Franklin; brothers, Clarence Decker, Wallace Decker, Ted Decker. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 25 years, Donna Decker; his children and their spouses, Terry Decker, James and Rachel Decker, Leon Benjamin, Jr., Kevin and Mitzy Benjamin, Carol and Calvin Pyhtila, Susan and Randy Raupers, Karen and Fred Hayes; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Alta Decker; several nieces and nephews. Jimmy was a very well-known musician and was inducted into The Statewide Country Music Association, Inc., of New York in 1986. In honoring Jimmy's wishes, a celebration of his life will be celebrated on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Van Etten - Spencer VFW Post 8139, 3496 Wyncoop Creek Road, Van Etten, NY from 1 to 5 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Smith Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in James E. Decker's memory to Hospice at Lourdes, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY or Cortland Opry Barn, P.O. Box 402, Cortland, NY.

DEFRAIN –RUTH D. LITTLE, 99, formerly of Sayre, died April 1, 2014 in Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, Pa. She was the wife of the late Donald T. Little, who died in 1990. Ruth was born Feb. 17, 1915 in Collomsville, daughter of the late James E. and Catherine (Boone) DeFrain. She was a fifth-grade teacher in the Waverly School District, Waverly, N.Y., before retiring. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the church Senior Choir, and the Valley Chorus. She was a volunteer at the Valley Food Pantry, Sayre Public Library and held a story hour at Sayre House for those who could no longer read. Ruth was a life member of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 43, and the Waverly Polyhymnia Club. Her love of music, reading and travel took her and her husband to many countries in Europe and a trip to the Orient in 1979. They were both members of the Penny Promenaders and square danced in many of the countries where they traveled. Ruth was a graduate of South Williamsport High School, Mansfield State University and received a master's degree in education from Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y. Survivors: sons, Leslie Little and wife Nancy, Nazareth, and J. Alan Little and wife Louise, Dallastown; daughter, Virginia Neale and husband Joseph, Woolwich, Maine; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Mary Van Fleet and Iva Campbell; and brothers, Major Ray L. DeFrain and 1st Lt. James Ernest DeFrain Jr. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Kortz Hall, Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth. A calling hour will precede the service. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery, Montoursville. Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Inc., Nazareth, is in charge of arrangements. Donations can be made in Ruth's memory to St. John's Lutheran Church or to Moravian Hall Square in care of the funeral home. –Sayre Morning Times 4/4/2014

DELEMETOR –MRS. PEARL E. LITTLE, 88, of Muncy Valley RD 1 died Sunday evening June 7, 1987 at the United Methodist Home in LaPorte following a lengthy illness. She was born May 14, 1899 in Emmons, Columbia County, daughter of the late Victor and Clara Hess Delemeteor. She had spent most of life in the Sullivan County area and had attended St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Nordmont. Her husband the late Harrison W. Little died March 10, 1963. Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Laura Houseknecht of Muncy Valley RD, Mrs. Colleen Hess of Pine City, NY RD 1, Mrs. Althea Johnson of Hughesville RD 1, Mrs. Mildred Pearson of Muncy Valley RD; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Speary of Dallas, PA; 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Patricia Brown Bauman, pastor of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Nordmont officiating. Interment will be in St. Gabriels Cemetery, Benton RD. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9. –Towanda Daily Review

JOSEPH WILLIAM ‘LITTLE JOE’ DESISTI, 81, of Milltown, Pa. passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 after losing his battle against cancer he left in peace at home surrounded by his loving and devoted family at his side. He was born on March 25, 1933 at Tioga General Hospital, Waverly, NY, the son of the late Frank and Evelynn DeSisti of Milltown, PA. Joe attended Sayre High School and left at age 17 to join the US Navy. He served his country on the USS Leyte Air Craft Carrier and was stationed in Norfolk, VA from 1951-1955 during the Korean Conflict. Joe was honorably discharged in 1955. He was very active in the J.E. Wheelock Hose Company #5, serving as past President of the J. E. Wheelock Hose Company #5, was a Lifetime Member . He was past Chief of Engine Company #1, and past President of the Valley Firemen's Association. In 2012, the J.E. Wheelock Hose Company #5 hosted an Appreciation Dinner honoring Joe for his many years of service, devotion, and dedication to the company and his community. Joe was employed by the Ingersoll Rand, Athens from 1964-1995 when he happily retired. He loved to sit on the front porch, listening to his vinyl on his old record player, while watching over the neighborhood. Lifelong neighbors and friends referred to Joe as the "Mayor of Milltown." Most of all he loved his family, his wife, his 2 girls, and all of his grandchildren who each held a special place in his heart. He also loved spending time at the kitchen table having a cup of coffee and conversation with friends and family, waiting for one of his treasured grandchildren to walk through that kitchen door and say "Hi, Pa." He is predeceased by his granddaughter, Tara Lynn Peters, sister Jean Pierce, brothers Bernard DeSisti, Franklin DeSisti, Sr., and Harold Brown, mother and father-in-law Euleta and Thomas Shaffer, sister-in-law Lucinda (Cindy) Shaffer, and brother-in-law Douglas Shaffer. Joe is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years Roberta (Bobby) Shaffer DeSisti at home, daughter Ginger DeSisti of Sayre, Pa. and daughter Bobbi Jo DeSisti-McCutcheon and her husband Ken of Sayre, Pa. He has 5 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Joe is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law Patricia &Thomas Johnson and Jacqueline and August Gallagher, sisters Leona "Donie" DeSisti and Marilynn "Tiny" Robinson, aunt Alva Miller, close niece and her husband Sandy and DeWayne Henrich, brothers-in-law Thomas "Tokey" Shaffer, Jimmy (June) Shaffer, Leslie and Kathy Shaffer, Cubby and Cindy Shaffer, and Dean Shaffer, sisters-in-law Marlene (Thomas) Quattrini, Betty "Sis" Gable, Grace (Paul) Gardner and Shelley (Tyler) Fraley, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 4pm-6pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent Langan offciating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Joe's memory to: Towanda Memorial Hospice Center, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA or J. E. Wheelock Hose Company #5, 217 Frank St., Sayre, PA. A special thank you to caretakers of Towanda Memorial Hospice Center, nurse Sharon and Jessica, Dr. Lowery of Guthrie Clinic Oncology Department, Laura Mitchell of Guthrie Act Clinic, and Linda King Rogers of Lowery Funeral Home. –Sayre Morning Times 7/19/2014

DEVINE –ARLENE V. BENNETT - A mother holds her children's hands for a little while…..and their hearts forever... Arlene V. Bennett, 94, a life long resident of LeRaysville, Pa., passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor. Arlene was born on October 12, 1919 in LeRaysville, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Carrie (Goodwin) Devine. She was a graduate of the LeRaysville High School where she participated with the basketball team. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother — she treasured her family and always looked forward to cooking Sunday meals. Arlene enjoyed spending time in her garden, watching the Yankees, playing cards and being surrounded by those she loved so much. Arlene will be greatly missed by her children Curtis and his wife Jolene Bennett of Elk Lake, Pa., Sandra and her husband Robert Wilmot of Rome, Pa., Diane and her husband Robert Strait of Elk Lake, Pa., Sharon and her husband Robert Brown of Rome, Pa., Albie Bennett of Elk Lake, Pa,, James and his wife Paula Bennett of Stevensville, Pa., 20 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Arlene was predeceased by her husband Albert Bennett in 1999; her parents William and Carrie Devine; brother Louis and Guy Devine and a infant sister. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Tuesday, July 8 from 11 to noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of her life will follow at noon. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the Rushville Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one’s choice in loving memory of Arlene V. Bennett. –Towanda Daily Review 7/6/2014

DEWEY –AUDREY SHEPARD, 101, formerly of Gaines, PA and Westfield, PA, passed away Monday afternoon March 21, 2014 at The Green Home, in Wellsboro, PA. Audrey was born July 28, 1912 in Gaines, PA, to Walter and Lucy Gill Dewey. She graduated from Troy High School and later from beauty school in Elmira, NY. She worked as a barber for several years; owned and operated Golden Glow Heights in West Elmira, NY. Audrey was a positive person who saw the best in others and was known for her quick wit. She had many interests and activities as she always enjoyed life. She was an avid outdoorswoman and loved to travel. Her and her husband traveled the country and spent their winters in Arizona. Her love of billiards led her to win the gold medal twice at the Arizona state senior Olympics for Women’s Pool. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Westfield. She was predeceased by her husband of 60+ years, Roland Shepard, and their son, Richard (Ricky); two sisters, Gertrude and Faye VanNoy and two brothers, Donald and Rex Dewey. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Aunt Audrey was loved by her many nieces and nephews and will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held on April 12, 2014 at 1pm at the Westfield Baptist Church, 122 Church St., Westfield, PA. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. –Kenyon Funeral Home notice 3/25/2014

DEWITT –EUNICE I. OSBORNE, age 90 of Pine City, NY. She was born March 8, 1924 in Elmira, daughter of the late Frederick and Maude (Lyon) Dewitt and passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at home after an extended illness, with her family by her side and was looking forward to her painless eternal life in Heaven with her Savior, Jesus Christ. She was predeceased by her husband Clayton in 2007 and is survived by her children and their spouses Jim and Barb Osborne, Tom and Beth Osborne, Larry and Laurie Osborne, Pat and Jerry Moore, Bobby and Sheri Osborne; sister: Betty Auffhammer; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Eunice was a WWII wife of a Navy veteran. She had her first child while he was at sea. She worked at the Nordon Bomb Site factory. After Clayton returned from the war, they had four more children. She was a stay at home mom. After the children were gone, she had an upholstery shop in her home. She loved gardening and cherished the many photo albums she had of her family and friends, but most of all, she loved her family. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, May 27th from 6 to 8 pm and on Wednesday, May 28th from 11 am to 12 pm at the Southside Alliance Church, 530 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira. A Celebration of her life will follow at 12 pm. Rev. John McConnell will officiate. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Eunice through donations to Southside Alliance Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/22/2014
 
ROBERT W. DIBBLE age 91, of Browntown, Wyalusing Township, died on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at the Wyalusing Valley Retirement and Personal Care Home. Bob was born Dec. 7, 1916, son of the late Sloan Ross Dibble and Millie Almira Davis Dibble. He graduated from the Wyalusing High School a member of the class of 1935. After graduation Bob began working at a butcher shop, owned by his father and brother, Bruce. He then proceeded to drive a panel truck delivering meat and groceries to local residents at their homes. Eventually it progressed into Dibble's Market, located where Wyalusing Country market is currently. Bob served in the Army Air Corps in World War II where he was a radio operator for the B-24's. He married Harriette Jane Smith in Pueblo, Colo., on July 2, 1943. After the war he entered into a partnership with his father Sloan and brother Bruce Dibble, and brother-in-law Mick Honchell operating as Dibble's Market and later sold his partnership interest and continued working at the market until his retirement in 1977. Bob was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He was renowned for his expertise with firearms and ammunition. He loved to travel, having gone to British Columbia and Alaska on big game hunts. He especially enjoyed fly fishing and tying his own flies. He was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, a past Commander of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534, and a member of Wyalusing Masonic Lodge No. 618 F. & A.M. He was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte Honchell (1997) and a brother Bruce Dibble (1993). Surviving are his spouse, Harriette Dibble, of Wyalusing, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law: Annette and Michael Merrow, State College, Pa.; Cathy and Dave Keeney, Wyalusing, Pa.; grandchildren, Betzi and Jason Dreibelbis, Bellefonte, Pa.; step-grandchildren: Mathew and Wendy Keeney; Wyalusing, Pa.; Miranda and John Clark of Wyalusing, Pa.; Colleen Keeney of Newport, Pa.; great-grandchildren: Jason Dreibelbis, Bellefonte, Pa.; Madison Dreibelbis, Bellefonte, Pa.; step great-grandchildren: Jasmine and Elizabeth Keeney, Wyalusing, Pa.; Bella Clark, Wyalusing, Pa.; special cousin: Kern Dibble, Meshoppen, Pa. He was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. His wishes were that funeral services be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial Contributions may be made in his memory to the Salvation Army, 218 Main St., Towanda, Pa. 18848 and or the Wyalusing Public Library, P.O. Box 98, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 2/18/2008

ISRAEL (PETE) DICKINSON, 73 of Owego died at heritage Nursing Home, Athens, May 6, 1987. Mr. Dickinson was born in Silvara, PA November 14, 1913, son of Israel and Lulu (Brown) Dickinson. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Armed Forces and the VFW Post 1371. Mr. Dickinson was a former employee of Stackmore Company in Owego. He is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Nellie and Roger Snapp of Newark Valley, Donna and Donald Berent of Nichols, Helen and Donald Getzke of Owego, Sharon Dickinson of Omaha, Nebraska and Danna Snyder of Owego: one son, Clarence and Sandra Dickinson of Rockhill, South Carolina; two sisters, Nellie Owens of Laceyville and Jeanette Johnson of Towanda and one brother, Howard Dickinson of Rome: 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Richards Funeral Home, Owego with the Rev. Donald Mueller, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Vestal officiating. Memorials in his name may be made to the Study of Crohns Disease in care of Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. –Towanda Daily Review

PERCY DIEFFENBACH, 65, of 2342 Slate Run Apartments, Lebanon, Indiana died Monday, April 6, 1987 at his home. Mr. Dieffenbach was born May 12, 1921 in Dushore, the son of the late Lewis M. Dieffenbach and Adelia E. Eberlin. He has been a resident of Lebanon, Indiana for many years. He had been engaged in the Christmas tree manufacturing business. He also was the inventor of the artificial Christmas tree and holds several patents on its manufacture. He is survived by two sons, George of Lebanon, Indiana and John of San Bernadino, Calif.; his mother, Mrs. Adelia Dieffenbach, at the Laporte United Methodist Home; four brothers, Erleau of New Albany RD, Rex and Bud J., both of Dushore RD 2 and William R. of Tunkhannock RD 4; sister, Mrs. Edward (Ruby) V. Anjeski of Dushore RD 1; three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday 10 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St. with the Rev. Father William Karle, pastor of St. Basil’s Church officiating, burial will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Dushore. Friends may call at the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN W. DIETZ, 39, of Troy RD 2 formerly of Phillipsburg RD 1, NJ passed away Friday June 23, 1989 as the result of a heavy equipment accident at his home. Mr. Dietz was born June 3, 1950 at Phillipsburg, Warren Co., NJ, a son of Warren C. and Phyllis Foose Dietz. Prior to moving to the Troy area in December 1988, John was a self-employed carpenter in Phillipsburg for 20 years. Presently, he was a licensed Real Estate Agent employed by Jacksons Real Estate, Century 21, Wysox. He was a 1969 graduate from Mor6th Hunterdon Regional High School, Annondale, NJ. He was a member of the Canton Mennonite Church. Mr. Dietz was an avid hunter and a life member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and a member of the Pohatcong Valley Semi-Wild Gun Club. He was also a Little League Baseball coach for the Pohatcong Little League for six years and was currently coach for the Troy Rotary Club Little League Baseball team. Surviving are his wife the former Karen Stefano with whom he celebrate 19 years of marriage with on May 2, 1989; a daughter, Heidi and a son, Joel both at home; parents, Warren C. and Phyllis Dietz of Asbury, NJ; two brothers, Michael Diets, Middlebury Center, PA, Thomas Dietz of Oxford, NJ; father and mother-in-law, Anthony and Anna Lou Stefano of Phillipsburg, NJ; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday from the Canton Mennonite Church with the Rev. Douglas Graybill, his pastor officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Mennonite Church, Union street, Canton, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

PAUL F. DORR SR., 77 of 594 Goldenville Road, Gettysburg died Monday morning, April 20, 1987 at the Gettysburg Hospital. He was a farmer of the East Smithfield area and D.H.I.A. tester for northern Bradford County before moving to South Carolina and later to Gettysburg where he was also a farmer. He was born in White Township, Indiana County and was the son of the late Henry Riley and Nora Fleming Dorr. Mr. Dorr was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and a member of Mount Moriah Lodge No. 106 F. and A.M. of Yemassee, South Caroline. He is survived by his wife, Clara Harris Dorr; one son, Paul Dorr, Jr., Gettysburg; three daughters, Elizabeth Holloway, Philadelphia, Mary Cavellero, Warminster, Pa.; Linda Dorr, Gettysburg and several grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday from the Peters Funeral Home, Gettysburg with the Rev. E. Edward Keyser officiating. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Adams County Hospice in Mr. Dorr’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
 
MARGARET DOUGHERTY, 47, formerly of Spring Hill, PA and recently a resident of Canton died in Canton on December 27, 2011.  She was born in Phoenixville, PA on October 14, 1964, a daughter of Henry and Anna (Seitz) Dougherty.  Margaret was a 1982 graduate of Spring Ford High School.  She was a member of the Canton Women of the Moose and Canton VFW Post #714.  She is survived by her daughter, Natasha; five brothers: Richard Hoagie, Henry Dougherty, Joseph Dougherty, William Dougherty and Patrick Dougherty; three sisters, Anna Dougherty, Kathleen Haggerty and Rose Dougherty; several nieces and nephews.  Some of her closest friends in Canton were Mark VanHorn a Rose Sentyz, Roni Kilmer and Cindy West and she was loved by many more.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Alice Dougherty and a brother, Augustus Hoagie.  The funeral was held on January 4, 2012 at Shalkop, Grace and Strunk Funeral Home, Spring City, PA with Rev. Paul Thornhill presiding.  Memorial gifts may be made in her memory to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd Street, New York, NY. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 1/12/2012

DRY –KAY IRENE SCHWAB - The Reverend Kay Irene Dry Schwab, 68, of Lykens, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 at her daughter's home in Virginia under the care of hospice. Born Feb. 23, 1946, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of Melvin A. and Jane Kern Dry. She graduated from Mansfield High School in 1964 and Mansfield State College in 1968. She was employed as a home economics teacher for the Southern Tioga School District until she left to stay home and raise her children. She earned her Masters of Science in home economics in 1987. She was very active in the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, which led to her decision to pursue ordination as a United Methodist pastor. She served as a local pastor at Middle Ridge and Grover-Shunk, and then as a student pastor at Centenary United Methodist Church in Attleboro, Mass. She graduated from Boston University's School of Theology with a Masters of Divinity in 1997. She served appointments in the Susquehanna United Methodist Conference in Windfall, Sugar Valley, and Lykens United Methodist churches. Kay is survived by her daughters, Jennifer D. (Craig) Swain of Leesburg, Va., Jane M. (Mark) Spohn of Mansfield; her sister, Sondra D. (Charles) Yarrison of Oley; her brothers-in law Tom (Marge) Schwab of Horseheads, N.Y., Frank (Susan) Schwab of Towanda; her sister-in-law Linda Schwab Farrer of Mansfield; her grandchildren, Cade Swain, Jordan Spohn, Sarah Spohn, Megan Spohn, John Spohn; her great-grandson, Daniel Fortney; and several nieces and nephews. Kay's viewing (10 a.m.) and service (11 a.m.) will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, on Wednesday, May 21, with the Rev. Thomas R. Searfoss officiating. Her burial will follow on Thursday, May 22, at Union Cemetery in Bellefonte. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library or to the Organ Fund of the Lykens United Methodist Church, 527 North Second St., Lykens, Pa. –Wellsboro Gazette 5/18/2014

ANNA DUBIAK age 101, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born on March 10, 1913 in Lopez, PA to the late William and Mary (Cigan) Dubiak. She was predeceased by her brothers, Nicholas, Samuel and Peter Dubiak; sisters, Mary Komer and Eva Dates; and nephew, Raymond Dates Jr. Anna is survived by her brother-in-law, Michael Komer of Elmira; nieces, Doris (John) Ketcham of Beavercreek, OH, Beverly Pickering of Pittsford, NY, Suzanne (Jesse) Martin of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC; and special niece, Mary Ann Komer of Elmira and also great nieces and nephews. Family was always Anna's first priority and she was very supportive of everyone. It was Anna's wish that all services be held privately and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary, PO Box 130, South Canaan, PA or to the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 137-139 Horseheads Blvd., Elmira Heights, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/3/2014

JOSEPH ARTHUR DYMOND SR., 78, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Born in Tunkhannock, he was the son of the late Floyd and Madge Brown Dymond. He was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School. Joseph was in construction with Bechtel Construction Co. and was a member of Local 542 Operating Engineers in Wilkes-Barre. He was also a member of The Centermoreland United Methodist Church. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, the former Celeste Machell, in 1997; sisters, Evelyn Berger and Betty Wikoski; brothers, John and Floyd Dymond and George Harps. Surviving are sons, Joseph Dymond and his wife, Jacqueline, James Dymond, Clifford Dymond; daughter, Debra Lamoreux and her husband, William, all of Centermoreland; grandchildren, Jamie Dymond, Stephanie Dymond, Bradley Lamoreux, David Lamoreux, Zak Dymond, Luke Dymond and Olivia Dymond; great-grandchildren, Mason and Sawyer Dymond; brother, Frank Dymond, East Stroudsburg; sisters, Florence Lucky, Phoenix, Ariz., Sandy Rader, Gathersburg, Md., Mary Lou McDonald, Washington D.C., and Shirley Stofflet, Stroudsburg. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Judy Walker officiating. Interment will be in Marsh Cemetery, Centermoreland. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. –Times Leader 2/19/2014

HARRY JAMES EARLEY, 93, of Monroe, N.C., formerly of Waverly, N.Y., passed away on July 31, 2014. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Nov. 19, 1920, to the late Harry and Margaret Earley. He was married for 50 years to Mary Earley of Seldon, N.Y. Harry was one of the most recognized faces in the Valley area, primarily due to his military exploits during World War II and his years of service in leadership positions in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Harry enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1939 and, after the outbreak of the war, was sent to the Pacific Theater of operations. There he fought as a combat infantryman with the legendary "Bushmasters." His unit was deeply involved in the liberation of the Philippines. Upon his return from overseas, Harry moved to the Valley area, where he became involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1536, in Sayre. Harry worked diligently on behalf of veterans, active duty service members forward-deployed, children and his adopted community. Harry's exceptional service, which earned him a rare "Outstanding Service Award" in 2010 from the Pennsylvania Department of the VFW, spanned 38 years! He was the Sayre Post Commander for five years, served as the Quartermaster for 20 years, was the VFW District 14 Quartermaster for 10 years and the District Commander for three years. During those years, Harry also earned additional recognitions as "All-State Quartermaster" (six years), "All-American Quartermaster" (three years) and All-American Commander (two years). Along with his leadership, Harry was involved in nearly every Post activity, especially the Color Guard and Firing Line, and at every event, veteran's funeral and holiday. He was a strong advocate for education and worked with areas schools promoting the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen essay and speech contests. He was most proud of the fact that the winner of the Sayre Post's 2007 Patriot's Pen Contest went on to win at the District, State and National Level. Harry proudly accompanied the Sayre winner to the National VFW Convention in Washington, DC, where she presented her essay in front of the entire convention. Five years ago, to honor his unselfish service, and the service of fellow WW II veteran Olin Spencer, the Sayre VFW Post began the annual presentation of a $500 graduation award. The award, "The VFW Post 1536 Harry Earley and OC Spencer Community Service Award" recognizes a Sayre graduating senior who "displays exemplary effort in service to the school and community during his/her senior high school years." Harry Earley, the tough infantry soldier, great American patriot and three-and-a-half decades community and veteran's activist, will be very much missed. Harry is survived by his daughter Chick Earley of Monroe, N.C.; grandchildren John and Darlene Hoover, Roanoke, Va., Rich and Stacey Seaberg, Tunkhannock, Pa., Ken and Jennifer Hoover of Waxaw, N.C., Jason Hoover, Charlotte, N.C., nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Harry Hoover of Orlando, Fla. A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Indian Trail, N.C. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. –Towanda Daily Review on Aug. 3, 2014

EBERLIN –ADELIA E. DIEFFENBACH, 90, of Dushore RD 2 died Wednesday morning at the Laporte United Methodist Home, Laporte, Sullivan County following a lingering illness. She was born Nov. 26, 1898 in Wilmot, Bradford County, daughter of the late Ransom and Drusilla Norconk Eberlin. She had spent most of her lifetime in the Bradford-Sullivan County area and was a member of the Shepard of The Hills Lutheran Church Zion Chapel of Dushore. She was also a member of the Wyalusing Chapter #523 Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Ruby) Anjeski of Dushore RD 1; four sons, Erleau of Kissimmee, Fla. and Evergreen, Pa.; Rex and bud both of Dushore RD 2; Bill of Tunkhannock; brother-in-law, Richard Dieffenbach, Sr. of Wyalusing; 34 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 21, 1989 at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore RD. Friends may call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore from 7-9 p.m. Friday and at the Zion Lutheran Chapel, Dushore from 10-11 a.m. Saturday. The Wyalusing Chapter #523 Order of the Eastern Star will hold services at the McHenry Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. Friday. –Towanda Daily Review

ECK –JOSEPHINE HOLCOMBE, 74, of LaPorte died Friday October 13, 1989 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. Born January 4, 1915 in Williamsport, PA she was the daughter of Howard A. and Irene Schreiver Eck. Mrs. Holcombe was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in LaPorte. She is survived by her husband, Vell C. Holcombe, LaPorte; one son Vell H. Holcombe, Milton, PA; two daughters, Irene Tubach of Manlius, NY and Jean Lundy of State College, PA; six grandsons; five granddaughters and one great-grandson. The funeral will be held Monday, October 16 at Sacred Heart Church, LaPorte. Am Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. with Father Paul Baier officiating. The family will receive friends from 9-10 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Church, LaPorte. Burial will be in Mountain Ash Cemetery, LaPorte. The family will provide flowers. The family request memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, North Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 912 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA. Arrangements were made by the Maneval Funeral Home, 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

EDWARDS –HELEN JEAN DUART - Our beautiful mother passed to her heavenly family on a cloudy Wednesday morning, May 21, 2014. Helen Jean Duart nee Edwards, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, was born to Anna and Elva Edwards in Lafayette, Ind. on Aug. 27, 1933. She attended St. Francis High School and graduated class of 1951. Upon graduation she left for Phoenix, Ariz. with her best friend Harriet in tow. She was working for an interior design company when she was introduced to 1st Lt. David Duart USAF who was earning his wings as a fighter pilot stationed at Luke AFB. They married Aug. 4, 1956 and thus began an adventure lasting 47 years until Dave died in 2003. They lived all over the world and enjoyed making lifetime friendships everywhere they were stationed. They valued these friendships and kept in touch with most people until only recently. Mom volunteered many hours in AFB thrift shops and hospital gift shops wherever she happened to live. She took a CNA course while living in Carlisle, Pa., and worked briefly for a family. The position that made her the proudest was her involvement as the Indiana State Coordinator of the National League of Families of POW and MIAs. This shy woman certainly did not consider herself a public speaker, yet she unhesitantly spoke at universities, colleges, and rallies as well as at The Paris Peace Talks where she along with numerous other wives, mothers and sisters represented the POWs and MIAs of the Vietnam War. She worked tirelessly on the behalf of not only David but of all of the men who proudly served this country in the most heinous of circumstances. She was fun, she was kind, and always had a smile on her face. She leaves behind her children, Pam Rosen (Joel), Brian Duart, and Susan Duart Eagan (Pat). Her beloved grandchildren are Zach, Josh, and Elise Rosen, and Brodie and Shain Eagan. Her sisters were her best friends and they include Rosalie Roadruck (Daniel), Pauline Synesaul (Charlie), Patsy Knights (Alan), Sharon Finnerty, (Richard), Janice Wright (Robert), and Jeanne Duart (Thomas). She also leaves behind her two brothers, Robert Edwards (Charline) and Ronnie Edwards (Linda), plus numerous nephews and nieces all of whom she loved dearly and was immensely proud of. We consider mom as much a patriot of this country as we do dad. She supported our father in every way possible during his 27-year career in the Air Force. She was very proud of two of her grandsons, and her son-in-law who joined the military. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on May 25 at the Rosen Family residence. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation in her name to the American Cancer Society, or the Wounded Warriors Project. Interment will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at a later date. –Towanda Daily Review 5/25/2014

ANTHONY M. ‘TONY’ ELTRINGHAM, 39, of Johnson City, N.Y., formerly of Franklindale, Pa., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, June 24, 2014 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. "Tony" as he was known by his family and friends was born in State College, Pa. on Oct. 10, 1974, the son of Gary A. Eltringham and Donna McClintic Stout. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School class of 1993 and as a student was a member of the high school band. He continued his education at Elmira Business Institute, Elmira, N.Y. graduating in 1995 and was employed by Elm Chevrolet in Elmira while attending EBI. Tony was employed by IBM in Endicott, N.Y. for 17 years. He formerly served as an emergency medical technician for the Towanda Ambulance Association and was a member of the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department. Tony enjoyed camping, music and attending concerts. Most of all, Christmas was his favorite time of the year. Surviving are his husband, Gregory D. Doane of Johnson City; parents, Donna Stout of Towanda, Gary and Karen Eltringham of Athens; step dad, Ken Hoover Jr. of Towanda; siblings, Christopher McClintic and wife Virginia of Athens, Jason Eltringham of Puyallup, Wash., Kelley Eltringham Hursh and husband David of Dover, Del., Jerame Eltringham of Athens, Ariel Overdorff of Towanda; maternal grandparents, Robert and Betty McClintic of Franklindale; niece, Bethanie; nephews, Daniel and Conner; mother-in-law and husband, Kathy and John Tokos of Endicott; father-in-law, Doug Doane of Conklin, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Gordon Doane of Conklin, N.Y.; aunt, Susan Blau and husband David of Marietta, Ga.; as well as numerous additional family members, special friends and his canine companions, Jasper and Chance. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will provide their own flowers and requests that contributions in assistance be directed to Gregory D. Doane, 83 Baker St., Johnson City, NY in Tony's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 6/26/2014

ENGLISH –STELLA M. (ENGLISH) PARSONS, 94, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
She was born on Dec. 20, 1919 in Wellsboro, a daughter of the late Charles and Priscilla (Decker) English. She was the wife of the late Tilford L. Parsons. Mrs. Parsons was a former member of the Ansonia Full Gospel Church and enjoyed her cats over the years. She was the owner and operator of Parsons Store for over 40 years. Stella is survived by several nephews and cousins. At her request, there will not be any services. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. –Wellsboro Gazette 5/4/2014

FAIRBANKS –ELIZABETH IRENE ‘BOBBIE’ FAIRBANKS HARRIS - Today, Monday, June 16, 2014, we mourn the loss of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. Bobbie as she was known to friends and family was born on July 5, 1939. She was born in Burlington Pa., the daughter of Allen (Bob) and Hazel Waldren Fairbanks. She graduated from Troy High School, class of '57. On Oct. 25, 1958 she married G. Lyall Harris and they made their home in Monroeton. Together they shared 56 beautiful years together and raised their four children. In early years she worked at the Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y. After marriage and when her children came along, she chose to be a stay at home mom. She babysat for neighbors and friends and when her children were old enough, she wore many different hats in the workforce. Donut maker, nurses aide, laborer. Her favorite job in life was that of wife and mother. When the grandbabies came along and then the great-grandbabies they became her joy. She loved her flowers, trips to the cabin, hummingbirds, her red hats and time spent with family and friends. Her declining health was a challenge she took on head first. She fought to the end but did it her way. She was blessed with 74 years on the earth and she made the most of each and every one of them. She will be greatly missed but will fly high with her newly acquired angel wings and she will be watching over us all. She is survived by her loving husband, G. Lyall at home with her devoted dog, Honey; her daughter, Terry (Frank) Weber of Canton Pa.; her son, Michael (Marjay) Harris of East Troy Pa.; her daughter, Tammy (Jerry) Howard of Monroeton Pa.; and her daughter, Tina (Will) Edwards of Luthers Mills Pa. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Megan (John) Wilson, Allison (Eddie) Gerlach, Gary (Amber) Saxon, Geoffrey (Ashley) Saxon, Amber Harris, Kaitlyn Howard, Amanda Harris, Aaron Howard, Allen Michael Harris, Josh Edwards and Jess Edwards; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, as well as many friends who will miss her dearly. She was predeceased by her parents, Allen (Bob) and Hazel Waldren Fairbanks; sisters, Kate Fairbanks, Phil (Stuart) Norton and Jean Burlingame. Per Bobbie's wishes there will be no calling hours and interment will be private at the convenience of the family. If you would like, donations can be made to the Monroeton Public Library, PO Box 145, Monroeton, PA, the Oncology department at the Robert Packer Hospital, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA in Bobbie's memory. Finally Bobbie would want everyone to live life to the fullest and with determination. Enjoy each day that you are given and love with all of your heart. –Towanda Daily Review 6/16/2014

CHARLES D. ‘CHARLIE’ FARR, age 76, entered into rest June 9, 2014. He died in his sleep surrounded by his family, after a short battle with cancer. Born in Sayre, Pa., on April 18, 1938, he was the son of Louis and Louise (Willatt) Farr. Charlie grew up in Waverly, N.Y., and moved to Lockport, N.Y., in 1969. He retired after 30 years from Harrison Radiator, a division of General Motors. He and his wife moved to Ocala, Fla., 10 years ago from Lockport. He enjoyed Dixieland Jazz, Civil War history, traveling and spending time with his family. Charlie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Viola Babcock Farr; sons, Patrick (Terry) Farr of Ellicott City, Md., and Michael (Bernadette) Farr of Lockport and brother, Robert (Barb) Farr of Sayre. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will hold a "Celebration of Life" service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Charlie's memory to the American Cancer Society, The Junior Jazz Foundation or the Tioga County Historical. –Sayre Morning Times 6/12/2014

WALTER FRANCIS FARRELL JR., age 84, of Huntingtown, MD, formerly of Elmira, NY and Blue Bell, PA, passed away on July 13, 2014. Born September 7, 1929 in Syracuse, NY, he was the son of the late Walter (Sr.) and Madeline (Ayres) Farrell. He was predeceased by his devoted wife of 45 years, Helen (Wock); eldest son, Michael B.; and sister, Catherine (Farrell) Zaparzynski. He is survived by daughter, Lizabeth P. (Farrell) Shertz and son-in-law, Michael Shertz of Blue Bell, PA; 3 sons, Mark P. of Buffalo, NY, Matthew T. of Ambler, PA, and Patrick W. of Huntingtown, MD; 2 sisters, Patricia (Farrell) Finnerty of Bath, NY and Julia (Farrell) Rose of Groton, CT; and 5 loving grandchildren, Michael and Danielle Shertz, Kyle Price, Meagan Kelly Farrell and Kelisha Moran; and many nieces and nephews. Walt graduated from Southside High School, Elmira, NY in 1947 and The University of Toronto, St. Michael's College, Toronto, Canada in 1951. He was a veteran of the US Army and served his country during the Korean War. He was plant manager of Remington Rand in Elmira, NY. He retired from Unisys, Blue Bell, PA in 1983. Walt was an avid sports fan and he coached his children in basketball and baseball at Southport Rec in the 1960's and 1970's. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to The Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown, PA. Friends and family are invited to attend the funeral service to celebrate Walt's life on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Southside, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/22/2014

BERTRAM A. FIESTER, 71, of Monroeton, Pa. passed away from cancer at his home on Monday, March 31, 2014. Born Aug. 12, 1942 in Williamsport, Pa., Bertram was the youngest boy of seven children born to James "Dewey" Fiester and Alice Hinds Fiester. He was raised in Sullivan County and helped on the family farm at Nordmont and in the family grocery store in Laporte until he graduated from high school. Bertram graduated in the class of 1960 from the Sullivan Highland High School in Sonestown. After graduation, he worked various jobs including Sylvania and PennDOT in Montoursville and the Western Auto in Dushore. In 1970, Bertram started his 39 year career of commercial truck driving. He began by delivering petroleum products for the Meehan Oil Company in Dushore and continued his career transporting milk products, coal, and salt for Pelton Trucking Company in Monroeton. Bertram frequently carried Milk Bones for his dog friends while making his dairy farm rounds. Although he retired from driving big rigs in 2009, he stayed on with Pelton working in their Parts and Service Department. Married since June 1970, Bertram is survived by his wife, Joan (nee Place); and his mother-in-law, Mary Louise Place of North Towanda; three children, Stacey Fiester of Stillwater, James Farley Fiester and wife Norma of Mildred, Nichole Johnson and husband Dale and their children (Bertram's grandchildren), Elaina and Mason of Towanda; sisters, Carlene Masters of St. Louis, Mo., Joan McMahon of Dushore; brother, Don Fiester of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Carol Schultz of Towanda, Jean Watkins and husband Carl of Powell, Frances Fiester (wife of Myron) of Laporte, and Sally Cox of Elmira, N.Y.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Molly, his dog and Stella his cat were Bertram's constant companions during his homebound illness. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul Fiester and wife Virginia, James Myron Fiester; sister, Margaret Stover and husband Bill; brothers-in-law, Ed Cox (husband of Sally), Stan Masters (husband of Carlene), John McMahon (husband of Joan), John Shultz (husband of Carol); and sister-in-law, Norma (wife of Donald). Abiding with Bertram's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Bertram was especially grateful for the assistance his niece Faith McMahon provided during his illness. The family extends their deepest appreciation to the doctors and nursing staff of the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for their care. Contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA in Bertram A. Fiester's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 4/1/2014

MR. ROBERT E. FINAN age 86, a well-known Wilmot Township resident passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Bob was born July 5, 1927, on the family farm in Wilmot Township, the son of the late James Xavier Finan and Blanche O'Neil Finan. He graduated from the Dushore High School, a member of the class of 1945. After high school Bob entered the US Army during WWII. He re-enlisted and was discharged in 1950. During his time in the Army he was stationed in Denver, Colo. where he met his wife the former Betty Lee Roop. They had two of their children, James and Jo Ellen while in the Army and returned home in 1950 to the family farm. Betty Lee predeceased him on May 18, 1998. Bob began working at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred and was there for 15 years. He then worked for Dolly Madison Ice Cream Factory in Dushore for 3 years until he took a job with PennDOT from which he retired after 25 years of service. He also took over the family monument business, Finan Monuments, which he operated for many years with the help of his sons while working full time. Bob was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa. Surviving are: four sons, James L. Finan of Jacksonville, Fla., Thomas R. (Rachelle) Finan of New Albany, Pa., Kenneth F. (Faith) Finan of Mehoopany, Pa., Robert J. (Tina) Finan of New Albany, Pa.; two daughters, Mary (William) Flottemesch of Beach Lake, Pa., Anne (David) Fitzgerald of Dushore, Pa.; two sisters, Dorothy Stoddard of Sugar Run, Pa., Theresa (Brian) Tourscher of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; brother-in-law, Lahman Stoddard of Sugar Run, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog, "Daisy." He was predeceased by a daughter, JoEllen Lamphere on March 17, 1984; a grandson, Brandon Donald Finan on June 20, 2013; a granddaughter, Melissa Noel Wood on March 4, 2005; a sister, Darlene Rose Stoddard on Aug. 11, 1984; a brother-in-law, Martin J. Stoddard on July 17, 1988; a step-father, Paul Edward Adams on Dec. 23, 1996; and a special friend, Evelyn Ruth Vanderpool Daugherty, on Jan. 15, 2014. A transferal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Cummiskey, Pa. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, Pa. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA or the American Cancer Society, Bradford County Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 3/31/2014

FISHER –MRS. DOROTHY LEHMAN, age 91, of Standing Stone Township, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Dorothy was born on June 10, 1923 in Honolulu, Hawaii, a daughter of the late Capt. James L. & Mary Vought Fisher. She graduated from Towanda High School in 1941 and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked toward her Master in Education from Boston College. She married George E. Lehman Sr. of Rummerfield on June 11, 1949, they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. She taught chemistry and physics in Wyalusing High School, and worked at State College in the Crystalography Labs, where she dealt with discerning the arrangement and bonding of atoms in crystalline solids and with the geometric structure of crystal lattices. Dorothy later worked for Bradford County Day Care. Dorothy was very active in the community, participating in the Wypotamos Girl Scout Council, American Field Service Exchange Program, also serving as a host parent, American Association of University Women, Standing Stone United Methodist Women, the Lady Whittemore Reading club of Standing Stone and Asylum, and the Towanda Wednesday Club. Dorothy was active in the Friends of the Library and one of the founding members of the Bradford-Wyoming County Literacy Program. She was a literacy volunteer for over 20 years clocking hundreds of hours helping others learn to read. She took further training and became a tutor trainer, and served on the Bradford County Library Board. Dorothy loved the outdoors and spent many happy hours hiking with her husband George, and a group of good friends. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters: Deborah Lehman of Meadville, Pa., Mary Ellen and husband John Lavin of Jackson Heights, N.Y., Charlotte and husband Stephen Lyon of Troy; son George Edward Jr. and wife Jane of Erin N.Y.; daughter Dolly Tarreto of Laceyville; and son James of Dushore. Her nieces Winifred Cleveland Sherman of Pittsburgh, Pamela Loose Wolber of Whitesboro N.Y., Elizabeth Loose Blose of Austin Texas and Emily Loose, and their families along with 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive her. She was predeceased by three sisters Mary Louise Cleveland, Helen Wittry, and Sarah Ann Loose. In lieu of flowers please send donations in her name to the Bradford–Wyoming County Literacy Program, 200 Main St., Suite 5, Towanda, PA. A private family viewing was held at the Dean Homer Funeral Home on Sunday. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, with her pastor the Rev. William L. Westbrook Sr., officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/28/2014

TIFFANY LYNN FLEMING, 20, of North Towanda, Pa., passed away Friday afternoon, April 4, 2014 at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. Tiffany was born in Towanda, Pa., on December 21, 1993, a daughter of Donna Rogers Fleming and Mark Fleming. She attended the Towanda schools and was a graduate of Towanda Area High School class of 2012. While attending high school, Tiffany was an avid athlete playing volleyball, basketball and competing in track and field events. Tiffany was currently a student at Penn Tech in Williamsport, Pa., and would have received her Associates degree in Human Services this spring. Tiffany enjoyed spending time with her many friends and will be remembered for her winning smile, vivacious personality and positive spirit. She will be deeply missed. In addition to her parents she is survived by her sisters Christy Fleming of Gillett and twin Ashley Faith Fleming of North Towanda; nieces Lilli, Lexi and Lyndee; paternal grandfather, Clifford Fleming of Granville Summit; uncles and aunts Daniel and Nikki Winters of North Carolina, Greg and Laura Fleming of Springfield, Va., Jeff and Debbie Fleming of Athens, Brett Fleming of Canton; several cousins and her boyfriend Schuyler Stevens of Towanda. A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be directed to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Foundation for Ewing Sarcoma Research, Attention: Lynne Salvo, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA in Tiffany Lynn Fleming's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 4/7/2014

THOMAS MATTHEW FOLEY, MD, FACS, 72, of Marshalltown, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
Thomas was born on Nov. 26, 1941 in Elmira, N.Y., to Thomas Matthew and Frances Hilda (Cortright) Foley. After graduating in 1959 from Sayre Area Joint High School in Sayre, Thomas attended the University of Scranton where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1963. He graduated from Creighton University's medical school in 1967. While attending Creighton, Thomas met Mary Agnes Willhoft, and the two were married on April 20, 1968 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Central City, Neb. Thomas and Mary raised four children in Marshalltown: Michael (Amy) of Oshkosh, Wis., Patrick of Saint Paul, Minn., Sarah (Scot) Marcotte of Barrington, Ill., and Timothy (Steph) of Iowa City. He was known as "Bacca?" to his eight grandchildren: Emily, Michael, and Matthew Foley of Oshkosh, Benjamin Foley of St. Paul, Rachel and Stephanie Marcotte of Barrington, Ill., and Julia and Maureen Foley of Iowa City. Dr. Foley completed his first two years of surgical residency at the University of Kentucky before finishing his residency at the University of Iowa. In 1972, Dr. Foley moved to Marshalltown before serving for two years in the United States Air Force at Ellsworth Air Force base in Rapid City, S.D. In 1974, Dr. Foley moved back to Marshalltown, where he joined the general surgery practice of Drs. Reading and Mandsager. In 1996, he joined the McFarland Clinic. He practiced as a general surgeon until his retirement in 2010. He was board certified by the American Board of Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Medical Association, the Iowa Medical Society, and the Marshall County Medical Society. Dr. Foley was actively involved with Emergency Medical Services across the State of Iowa and was an Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Iowa Trauma System and served as chair of the verification and categorization sub-committee of the State of Iowa Trauma System Advisory Council.
Dr. Foley was a co-author of the Rural Trauma Team Development Course for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and was a past Chairman for the State of Iowa for the Committee on Trauma for the ACS. He was also a lead reviewer to verify trauma centers for the ACS Committee on Trauma's Verification Review Committee. Thomas was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and an active member of Saint Mary Catholic Church and the Saint Mary's Saturday Morning Men's Prayer Group. His hobbies included gardening, model railroading, woodworking, and genealogy. He was an avid reader, sports fan, and supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was a member of the Elmwood Country Club and the YMCA. He also enjoyed traveling with his family. Thomas is survived by his family and his brother John (Diane) Foley of Taylor, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Francis School and Iowa River Hospice. –Sayre Morning Times 5/16/2014

FOSTER –EVELYN F. EICK, 93, of Towanda Township, Pa. passed away Sunday evening, March 9, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Evelyn was born Jan. 27, 1921 in Frenchtown, N.J. the daughter of Charles and Olive Hann Foster. In early years Evelyn was employed by the spark plug factory in Frenchtown, N.J. She assisted her husband Joseph H. Hance in the operation of their dairy farm in Whitehouse, N.J. for many years and in 1967 the couple moved to Bradford County where they continued farming on a smaller scale until Joseph's passing in 1983. In 1985 Evelyn married Robert Eick who later passed away in 2010. Evelyn enjoyed the outdoors, flower and vegetable gardening, training and riding horses and caring for her dog, Daisy. Surviving are her grandchildren, Joseph D. Hance and wife Tara Hance of Hornbrook, Melissa "Sam" Hance and husband Jeremy Rosencrance of Wysox, Art Hance and wife Connie Hance of Long Valley, N.J.; great-granddaughters, Alainah Rosencrance, Sydney Rosencrance, Molly Hance; step-children, William Eick and wife Sally Eick, Fred Eick and wife Carolyn Eick, Beth Root and husband Jerry Root all of Columbia Cross Roads, Virginia Kieser and husband William Kieser of Trout Run Raymond Eick and wife Sally Eick of Memphis, N.Y.; numerous step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren; wonderful caregiver, Kathy Vanderpool; special friends, Roger and Linda Henson; and her canine companion, Daisy. In addition to her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by her son, Joseph C. Hance in 2009. The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Richard Davis, Memorial Hospital Hospice Chaplain officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Frenchtown Cemetery, Frenchtown, N.J. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA in Evelyn's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 3/11/2014

FOUNTAIN –ALICE MARIE (FOUNTAIN) BOSTON - On April 5, 2014, Alice Marie (Fountain) Boston of Sayre, Pa. passed away peacefully after a brief illness. Born in Prospect Park, Pa. on Sept. 13, 1921, she was the daughter of the late George and Ethel M. (Hewes) Fountain. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Boston; granddaughter, Amy Brangan; sisters, Miriam Seltzer and Dorothy Sigler; brother, William; and daughter-in-law Cheryl Boston. Alice is survived by her six children, J. Ronald (Mary) Boston of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Diane (Tom) Ginalski of Groton, N.Y., Donna (Othar) Peel of Sayre, Pa., David (Gale) Boston of Tampa, Fla., Richard Boston of Atlanta, Ga., and Dennis (Sandy) Boston of Huntley, Ill.; 21 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; special nephew, John VanHorn and his son David VanHorn of Tucson, Ariz.; several nephews; special niece, Dottie Ann Fetter of New Holland, Pa.; and dear friends, Robert Hill and Natalie Morris. Alice graduated from Prospect Park High School in 1939 and remained an active lifelong member of the Alumni Association. She worked as Manager/Sales Clerk at the Park Bakery for 27 years, retiring in 1983. Alice was a faithful member of Sayre Presbyterian Church, having served as Deacon and Elder for many years, taught Sunday School to children and adults, and led a Women's Bible Study for over 30 years. Alice was passionate about music, serving as a member, Moderator and Secretary of the Church Choir for over 40 years; she was also a former Valley Chorus member. Her other interests included writing poetry, birds and nature, and she was an accomplished gardener. Above all, Alice was a loving, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Family was most precious to her. Friends and family may call from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the former First Presbyterian Church of Sayre, 203 S. Elmer Avenue, Sayre, Pa. A memorial service will follow at the church at 3 p.m. with Chuck Carver officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be directed in Alice's memory to the Valley United Presbyterian Church, 622 South Main St., Athens, PA, Artic League, P.O. Box 113, Elmira, NY or a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review 4/8/2014

SHANE MICHAEL FOX, 20, of Barton, N.Y., passed away on Monday June 2, 2014. He is survived by his grandparents who raised him, Ernest and Barbara Floyd; his aunt, Lori Fox Floyd; his son, Hunter Michael Fox; his grandmother, Faye Alvarez; his mother, Gloria Alvarez; his father, Robert Fox, his sisters, Hannah Fox, Desiree Fox, Mackenzie Alvarez, Morgan Alvarez; his brothers, Noah Fox, Jaiden Fox; and his cousins, Sgt. Mark McCane, Lance Cpl. Kodi Floyd, Savannah Floyd, Trey Floyd.
Shane was truly loved and will be sadly missed. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home, Route 17C West, Owego, N.Y., on Monday June 9, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor Gary Smith of the Tioga Center Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Halsey Valley Cemetery. In memory of Shane, please consider supporting a program or helping a friend suffering from substance abuse. –Sayre Morning Times 6/5/2014

ROBERT HAMILTON ‘BUZZ’ FRALEY passed away on March 12, 2014. He just turned 97 years old.
He was born in Nichols, New York, on March 10, 1917 to Sumner M. Fraley and Mary Berdena Bentley Fraley. He was owner of Fraley’s Amusement Park in North Waverly, New York. He also played in Fraley’s Band for many years prior to helping found Fraley’s Amusement Park. He passed away peacefully at Darway Elder Care in Forksville, Pa. He leaves his wife, the former Joyce Hendrickson at home, his daughter, Helen Stowell, of Dunedin, Florida; his son William (Bill) Fraley of Elbert, Colorado; and a son, John (Jerry) Doak, who predeceased him in 1995. He leaves five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Also, many nieces and nephews. He will be interred at the convenience of the family. The Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main Street Wellsburg, N.Y., has been entrusted with the arrangements. –Sayre Morning Times 3/15/2014

FRANKLIN –VIOLA ‘AUNT VI’ SNIDER, 95, of Nichols passed away on Tuesday evening, May 27, 2014 at the Elderwood Health Care Facility in Waverly. Viola was born on July 28, 1918 in Athens, Pa the daughter of the late Ray and Mattie (Brown) Franklin. She was predeceased by her husband Earl in 2001; a son Ronald Brennan; brothers Edward Franklin and Charles Franklin; a sisters Hazel Olmstead and Virginia Platt. Viola is survived by her nieces and nephews among them: Dawn and Joseph Wagner of Rome, PA; Larry and Sylvia Olmstead of Athens, Pa; Virginia and Jeff Showers of Shafferstown, PA; Evelyn “Cis” and Charles Sandt of Ulster, Pa; Gail and Patrick Murphy, Nichols; devoted great niece and nephew Tyler and Kylie Murphy; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive. Her daughter-in-law Linda Brennan of Monoreton, Pa; grandchildren: Kimberly and Robert; four great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Saturday, June 7th from 4-6 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Flowers will be provided by the family and those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one’s choice in loving memory of Viola “Aunt Vi” Snider. Sutfin Funeral obit (Buried Nichols Cemetery)

FRASER –JANE F. HAWLEY, 74, Forest Lake, Pa., died December 19, 2002, at Robert Packer Memorial Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Born March 9, 1928 in Forest Lake Twp., Susquehanna County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Ruth (Gardner) Fraser. Her husband of 55 years, James B. Hawley, Sr., survives her. Jane was a member of Fairdale United Methodist Church and also spent many years at Forest Lake Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting and singing - especially singing in the Community Choir at the Harford Fair. In addition to her husband, survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Janie and David O'Brien, Sally and Alan McCarthy, Mary Jane and Richard Foote, all of Forest Lake, Pa.; sons and daughters-in-law, Leslie J. and Mary Alice, Robert L. and Corrine, Philip B., Carlton R. and Nadene and James B., Jr. and Penny, all of Forest Lake, Pa., Theodore W. and Nancy, Michigan; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Irene Fancher, Stevensville, Pa., Beverly Chapel, Forest Lake, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Beverly Fraser, Montrose, Pa.; a brother-in-law and wife, William and Edna Hawley, Montrose, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Nina Hawley, Hop Bottom, Pa.; nieces and nephews. A grandson, Mark Hawley, predeceased her. Funeral services were held December 23, 2002 at the Bartron Funeral Home, a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church St., Montrose, Pa. The family received friends December 22, 2002 at the funeral home. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Fairdale United Methodist Church, RR 5, Box 36, Montrose, PA, Forest Lake Baptist Church, RR 2, Box 79, Montrose, PA or the WPEL Radio, PO Box 248, Montrose, PA. –Susquehanna Independent Weekend

LAWRENCE D. FREY JR., 71, of Shunk, Pa., passed away peacefully at the Frey Homestead on July 2, 2014. Born on Feb. 2, 1943 in Shunk, Lawrence Decker "Larry" Frey Jr. was the first son of the late Lawrence Sr. and Leona G. (Brown) Frey. He was a graduate of Loyalsock Area High School and later earned an Associates degree from Keystone Community College in La Plume, Pa. In earlier years, Larry enjoyed working in farming, electrical and plumbing trades. He later found his calling as an owner/operator cross-country truck driver for the next 20 years. Larry had a special attention for details and design. He customized the cab of this truck and was currently building his own home from plans he developed. He was a member of The Brotherhood of the Order of the Arrow and was active in Forksville's PA Bow Hunters Festival from its beginning. As a young man, he earned the Boy Scout of America's honor of Eagle Scout and attended their prestigious Philmont Ranch in New Mexico. Larry always appreciated nature, especially Sullivan County's Camp Brule', and supported many Scouting improvements there. Surviving are his two sons Larry Frey III of Sayre, Pa., and Steven (Tatsuko) Frey of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three grandchildren Megan Frey, Andrew Plossl and Evan Frey; two sisters: Ina (Donald) Harding of Athens, Pa., and Lillian Waldeisen of Williamsport, Pa.; a sister-in-law Maureen (Swisher) Frey of Unityville, Pa., and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Larry also leaves his friend and companion, Bea McCue. He was predeceased by a brother, Don Frey and daughter, Susan Plossl. Family invites friends to attend a celebration of Larry's life at the Shunk United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m. Dan Crooke, family friend, will officiate the memorial service with the burial following in the Quaker Cemetery in Shunk. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the Boy Scouts with a noted memo of "Camp Brule Fire Circle Fund," 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY; Susquehanna Health Hospice at 1100 Grampian Blvd.; or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., both in Williamsport, PA. Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 7/7/2014

FULFORD –MAE ROSE (FULFORD) JENNINGS, 69, of Troy, Pa. passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of A. Mark Jennings. The couple married Oct. 12, 1963 and had 50 happy years together. Mae was born on Oct. 24, 1944 in Chatham Township, Morris County, N.J., daughter of the late Robert B. and May R. (Snyder) Fulford II. Mae was a secretary for Beneficial Finance and was a member of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church in Morristown, N.J. Locally she was a member of the Canton Daughters of the American Revolution and the Canton Red Hats. Mae loved gardening, and when she was younger she helped with the gardens on an estate in Whitehouse, N.J. Mae is survived by her husband, Mark; her daughter, Katherine Clucas of Troy, Pa.; her grandsons, Matthew Clucas and Roy Tabor; her sister, Barbara (Oliver) Crisp of Granville Summit, Pa.; along with several nieces and nephews. Mae was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Brett Jennings; and her brother, Robert Fulford III. Services for Mae will be private and at the convenience of her family. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Mae's memory to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 5/14/2014
 
ELMER E. FULMER, 94, of Dushore, died March 6, 2014 at The Highlands Care Center, Laporte. Born July 12, 1919, in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Allen L. and Bessie E. Snyder Fulmer. On Nov. 13, 1944 he married the late Grace Louise Packard, who died April 7, 1991. Elmer was a member of the Redeemer Church of Dushore and served as a custodian in the Sullivan County High School for many years until his retirement. Earlier in life he had worked as a state highway worker with many nights driving snow plows and had also worked at a saw mill. He enjoyed raising sheep and chickens on his gentleman's farm in Dushore. Elmer is survived by a son, Richard J. (Norma) Fulmer of Fairfax, Va. In addition to his wife and parents, Elmer was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Fulmer. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the Redeemer Church of Dushore, 244 S. German St., Dushore, by Pastor Ron Dyer. The interment will follow in Peace Cemetery, Dushore. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. till the time of services, Tuesday, in the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dushore Ambulance, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. –Towanda Daily Review 3/8/2014

DAVID R. GARDNER, 78, of Brighton Township, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014. Born October 12, 1935 in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late Oscar and Sarah Reynolds Gardner. A veteran of the US Army, he retired from Ski Roundtop, Lewisberry, as a groomer after over 20 years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Edith Gardner; two sons, Richard D. and Jody Gardner, Patterson Township, Daniel G. and Kristin Gardner, Seneca, S.C.; four grandchildren, Michael and Brent Gardner, Patterson Township, Jessica (Michael) Peckham, Ashville, N.C., and Ansley Gardner, Seneca, SC. Preceding him in death, besides his parents, were twin sisters, Reta Gardner and Leta Beeman, and a brother, George Gardner. Friends were received Saturday, February 15, 2014 prior to the 2 p.m. service in the Noll Funeral Home, Inc., 333 Third St., Beaver. Pastor Bill Anzevino officiated. –Susquehanna County Independent 2/19/2014

FRANCIS GERAULD, 88, died January 1, 1989 in Sun City Centre, FL. Gerauld was the son of Truman W. and Betsy B. Gerauld. A veteran of World War I and World War II, Gerauld was also a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Brown Gerauld and a brother, Owen Gerauld of Sayre. He was predeceased by a brother, William W. and a sister, Mrs. Ernest (Mildred) Wood. He was retired from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. –Towanda Daily Review

FREDERICK ROBERT GERRITY JR., age 79 of 747 Wesauking Dr., Towanda, Pa., passed away peacefully at the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit on Friday, May 9, 2014. Fred was born Aug. 19, 1934 in Scranton, Pa., to Frederick and Sarah Joyce Gerrity Sr. He attended Coughlin High School and graduated from George Brown College with a degree in Denturism. Fred served 8 years with the U.S. Naval Reserve. He owned and operated the Bradford Denture Center in Towanda, Pa., for 45 years serving many less fortunate patients with pride and dedication, until 2006 when he retired due to illness. Fred was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Parish in Towanda, serving on the school board of St. Agnes School, The Holy Name Society, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and was a Grand Knight and a Faithful Navigator, BPOE Elks No. 2191 Towanda serving as a Trustee for 8 years, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, National Denturist Association and served as president for 8 years. While in the association he received the 2002 Denturist of the Year Award and also the Brotherhood of Sterkenburgers Award which has been awarded to only 10 Denturist in the United States. Fred was one of the founders of Serve Inc. and was also a volunteer ambulance driver in Towanda for a number of years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Connie; daughter Erin; son Patrick and Terri; grandchildren Skyler, Coleton and Logan; brother Martin; sisters Helen Maygar, Jenny Comitz, and Sally and Mitchell Maxwell. He was predeceased by three children Frederick III, Christopher and Leo; his parents; brothers Joseph and Gerald; sisters Ann Marie Martin and Joyce Sladin. A Mass in Celebration of Fred's life will be held at 11 a.m., Monday May 12, 2014 at Ss. Peter & Paul's Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the church. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold a service of remembrance Sunday at 5:45 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be offered to Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa., or St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA in Fred's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 5/10/2014

GILBERT –WILMA JUNE BOYLES, age 83 of Knoxville, PA passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born January 25, 1931 in Estella, PA, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Earl and Mildred (Nichols) Gilbert. She raised and showed horses for many years. June was a member of the Knoxville Yoked Church and was an officer of the CV Saddles Club. She is survived by her children; Diana and Nelson McKee of Middlesex, NY, D. Susan and Thomas Howe of Mansfield, PA and Jeffrey Gilbert Boyles of Knoxville, PA; 6 grandchildren, David and Kim Cruttenden, Kelly Cruttenden, Jason and Ann Howe, Jared Howe, Garrett Boyles and Erika Boyles; 3 great-granddaughters, Mikayla Cruttenden, Lydia Howe and Shiloh Boyles; a brother, Audrey “Bub” and Reba Gilbert; two sisters, Nellie Smith and Gloria Gilbert; her good neighbors, Nola and Gary Ream and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Torrance L. Boyles in 1996. Private family services will be held at their convenience. Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. –Kenyon Funeral Home Notice

GOODWIN –MARJORY G. ATEN passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was born Dec. 30, 1925, in Macedonia, Pa., the daughter of Archie Wallace Goodwin and Frances Allen Goodwin. Marjory graduated from Towanda High School in 1943. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Marjory is survived by a son, Norman Aten III of State College; two daughters, Bonnie Aten of Clearfield and Bethann Aten and her husband Steven Gallik of Lewisburg; and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Norman Ellsworth Aten; and a son, Andrew Allen Aten. Private services will be held by the family at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Judd Funeral Home, Allentown. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the James V. Brown Library, 19 East 4th St., Williamsport, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/1/2014

ANDREW L. ‘ANDY’ GRAHAM, age 35, of Liberty, PA, died unexpectedly Friday, March 21, 2014. Andrew was born November 1, 1978 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Roger L. and Dorothy "Dot" (Woodson) Graham. He was married to Shanon (Mase) Graham. Andy was a self-employed logger for 18 years. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Wild Turkey Federation and Whitetails Unlimited. Andy is survived by his wife, Shanon of Liberty, PA; 2 sons, Andrew James "A.J." and Dalton Lee Graham, both of Liberty, PA; his parents, Roger and Dot Graham of Liberty, PA; mother and father-in-law, Monte and Chery Mase of Liberty, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Neal and Samantha Graham of Liberty, PA; maternal grandmother, Mary Woodson of Morris, PA; paternal grandmother, Jean Graham of Morris, PA. Andrew was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Hilton Woodson, and paternal grandfather, James A. Graham. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Brian Litzelman officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Education Fund for A.J. and Dalton Graham, c/o First Citizens Community Bank, 15 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.

JOHN H. GRANGER - On July 7, 2014, John H. Grainger was called home. John is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Frederick Luther, three grandchildren, Logan Luther, Matthew Luther, and Megan Luther, and one great-grandson, Jordan Vanderpool. John was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Frances. In 1940, John hitchhiked from Riverside, Calif., to Ketchikan, Alaska, to work in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He called Alaska home for over 70 years. He came down to Waverly to be closer to his only daughter and his grandchildren after the death of his wife. John served in the United States Army during World War II, serving with the 297th Infantry Battalion, in defense of Alaska in the Aleutian Campaign, the only military campaign during World War II that was fought on North American soil. After the war, John resumed his former job as advertising manager of the Alaska Sportsman magazine and later became a partner in the company. When the company was sold, he went to work as a linotype operator at the Ketchikan Daily News for many years. John then was publisher and owner of Tongass Publishing Company and the author of such books as "Dolly's House" (an account of the early years of Ketchikan, Alaska) and "Alaska National Guard, 297th Infantry Battalion," an account of the war in the Aleutian Campaign in Alaska during World War II. In his later years, John worked for the State of Alaska Department of Labor, specializing in employment issues concerning logging, before retiring. John was initiated as a Noble in the Shriners organization and was a 33 Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a past Master of the Ketchikan Free & Accepted Masonic Lodge No. 159 and was a past Grand Master of the Free & Accepted Masons of Alaska in 1993. He was also a member of the Bent Lodge No. 42, in Taos, N.M., where he maintained a dual membership with the Ketchikan Lodge. He was instrumental in the re-establishment of the Masonic Lodges in Siberia and the eastern parts of Russia after the end of the Cold War and remained active working with Pacific Rim Lodges for a number of years. John enjoyed flying as a private pilot, beachcombing, collecting glass fishing floats, collecting early Alaska postcards, and fishing. Burial will be in Sitka National Cemetery, Sitka, Alaska, with full military honors at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one's favorite charity. –Sayre Morning Times 7/10/2014

HARVEY R. GREEN SR., 79, of Hughesville, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Unit. Born June 13, 1934 in Hughesville, he was a son of the late Alvin C. and Jessica M. Snyder Green. He and his wife, the former Sylvia M. Secules, would have celebrated 61 years of marriage on June 30, 2014. Harvey retired in 1990 from Sprout-Waldron's, Muncy, after having worked there for over 24 years. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville, the Hughesville Senior Citizens, Friends of Bill W. and a past member of the Hughesville Fire Dept. Harvey enjoyed hunting with his sons and grandsons, fishing, word search puzzles, and spending time with his great-grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Patricia M. Stroup of Hughesville; two sons, Harvey R. Green Jr. of Kulpmont and Carl A. (Sharon) Green of Hughesville; a sister, Edna Myers of Muncy; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Dan Cale officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to either Bethany United Methodist Church, 113 S. Second St., Hughesville, PA, the Hughesville Fire Dept., P.O. Box 53, Hughesville, PA or the American Cancer Society. –McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home Notice 4/13/2014

GREEN –THELMA AILEEN GREEN BROTZMAN, 93, of Laceyville, passed away Sunday evening, April 13, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Thelma was born on Feb. 3, 1921 in Retta, Pa., the daughter of the late Bruce Milton and Edna Samantha Young Green. She was a graduate of the Laceyville High School with the class of 1938. After her graduation Thelma soon became the wife of Elston Smith Brotzman on June 25, 1938. Thelma was employed at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock for many years. She was a member of the Silvara United Methodist Church and the Silvara Ladies Aid both for over 66 years. She was a member of the South Auburn Grange No. 1188 since she was a little girl. She thoroughly enjoyed flower gardening; in fact some say she had a true green thumb. She liked reading biographies and romances. She was a romantic at heart, but loved what history had to say. She enjoyed her home and friends, but most of all she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Thelma is survived by: her children, State Rep. Tina Louise Pickett of Towanda, Stephen Bruce Brotzman (Annie) of Albuquerque, N.M., John Michael Brotzman (Jennifer) of Windsor, Conn., Julie Aileen Ennis (Rob) of St. Cloud, Fla., Jeffery Richard Brotzman (Natasha) of Mt. Laurel, N.J., and Lee Eric Brotzman (Susan) of Raleigh, N.C.; her grandchildren, Lynne Pickett, Jon Brotzman, Jamie Brotzman, Andrew Brotzman, Michael Brotzman, Sean Ennis, Tom Ennis, Brandon Ennis, Yana Brotzman, Erica Brotzman, Christopher Brotzman, Bill Brotzman and Journey Brotzman; great-grandchildren Annabella Kokoyachuk, Samantha Ennis, Troy Jacob Ennis and Liam Asher Ennis; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Elston Smith Brotzman on Nov. 10, 2003, and her brother Elston Green. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Silvara United Methodist Church with Reverend Richard Card of the church officiating. Interment will follow in the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, April 18. –Towanda Daily Review 4/15/2014

GREENE –MELBA R. WATKINS, 94, of South Montrose, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Gracious Living Estates. She was born in Lenox Twp., PA, to the late Harry L. and Bridget L. (Kane) Greene. Her husband, Morgan Goff Watkins, predeceased her in 1964. Surviving are her three daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Calvin Smales, South Montrose, PA, Sharon Newhart, South Montrose, PA, Nancy and Gary Jerauld, South Montrose, PA, nine grandchildren and spouses, Lisa and Bill Reidsema, Brad and Sherry Smales, Debra and Donald Frear, Loni and Christopher Kilburn, Cynthia Newhart, Brenda and Michael Ognosky, Michael Newhart, Shari and Michael Mangan, Shawn Campbell, 13 great grandchildren and spouses, Lennae (James) Warren, Kaleigh (Joseph) Griffin, Dustin Smales, Alexander Frear, Bridget and Andrew Kilburn, Eric Lloyd, McKenzie, and McKala Newhart, Devin and Justin Mangan, Chase and Sadie Campbell, great-great-grandson, Ezekiel Warren, sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Donald Blaisure, South Montrose, PA, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two infant sons, and many brothers and sisters. Melba was a member of the South Montrose Community Church, and she worked at Bendix in South Montrose, for over 35 years. She and Morgan owned and operated the Imperial Grill on Public Ave., in Montrose in the late 1940’s. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, and music; especially singing. She crocheted hats and scarves for her grandchildren; she also enjoyed social gatherings and events in South Montrose. Melba was always there for her family. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the South Montrose Community Church, with Rev. Jane Pykus, officiating. Interment will be in the South Montrose Cemetery. Visitations will be an hour prior to the service at the church. Donations in Melba’s memory can be made to the South Montrose Community Church, P.O. Box 86, South Montrose, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/27/2007

GRISWOLD –MARSALEE A. (GRISWOLD) ROZELL went peacefully to be with our Lord on February 20, 2014. She is predeceased by her father, Albert Leroy Griswold Sr.; mother, Beverly Simpson; and step father, Donald Simpson. Marsalee left behind her loving companion, Donald Bellgraph; son, Arthur Rozell (Jjay); daughter, Shiela Rozell and several grandchildren; brothers, Albert Griswold (Roy), Durrland Griswold, Donald Simpson; sister, Miracle Williams (Tris); several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Marsalee has lived in Georgia for the past 24 years, were she battled bravely a long fight with cancer. She now has her wings and can rest in peace. Any donations in her name can be made to the SPCA (for she loved her animal(s) or the Cancer Research Foundation. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/22/2014

ANDREA JO GUINDON - On July 1, 2014, Andrea Jo Guindon ended her battle with cancer, finding peace after a fierce fight. Surrounded by loved ones, she was survived by parents Dave and Linda Guindon, sisters Megan Couden and Erin Guindon, nephews Jacob, Dillan, Noah, Ben, and Max Couden, grandparents Lionel Guindon and Alberta and Edward Richie, fiancé Joe Sayre, her cat Loki, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, HBT members, neighbors, co-workers, and students, all who she cherished deeply. Preceding Andrea in death include her grandmother Patricia Guindon, great-grandmother Kathryn Wentling, and great-aunt Jo Wentling. They and others welcomed her to Heaven with open arms and angels' wings. Born on Aug. 12, 1989, Andrea's 24 years were filled with fun. Her adventures began in Delaware and continued in New York. She earned her bachelor's degree in Art Education at Mansfield University, and worked at Discover the World Learning Center in Sayre. A lover of nature, animals, and art, her creativity and talents were limitless. From pottery and sculpting to drawing and painting, not only did Andrea create works of art, she shared her creations with others and loved to teach them how to do it, too. Andrea's zest for life was infectious. Whether it was playing board games or video games, creating a string laser hallway or a giant fort, organizing an impromptu marching band parade or masterminding New Year's Eve festivities, when Andi did it, she did it wholeheartedly with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. Please join us in celebrating Andrea's life on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. Services will be held at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, located at 625 Broad St. in Waverly, N.Y., with a reception to follow at the Guindons' home. –Sayre Morning Times 7/3/2014

HACKLING –MARGARET J. KOHLER GOLDBERG -Our beloved mother, Margaret J. Kohler Goldberg, age 101, of Wyalusing, PA went to her reward on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock, PA. Margaret was born in the Sullivan County hamlet of Jamison City on June 13, 1912, the fifth of eleven children of the late Joseph E. and Luella Dewald Hackling. In addition to her parents, Joseph and Luella Hackling, Margaret was predeceased by her first husband, Isaac Kohler, her second husband, Mortimer Goldberg and ten brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Robert R. Kohler and his wife Joanne, one grandson, Darin E. Kohler and his wife Eileen, and one great grandson, Justin. She is also survived by her step daughter Linda Levine and her husband Allan, three step grandsons: Eric, David, and Seth Levine, and four step great grandchildren: Logan, Adam, Matthew, and Brielle Levine. The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at Golden Living and Hospice of the SACRED HEART whose care and compassion towards our mother in the final year and a half of her life was greatly appreciated. Private interment will be held in the St. Gabriel’s Church Cemetery, Benton, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. –P. Dean Homer Funeral Home Notice 5/21/2014

KEITH LEVERNE HAIGHT, 67, of Waco, formerly of Towanda, Pa., passed away, Thursday, March 27, 2014. The family will have services at a later date in Towanda Pa. Keith was born, Sept. 15, 1946, in Towanda Pa., to Wayne Sr. and Catherine Haight. He worked 18 years for Swayze's Folding Box Company and 11 years with Canton Manufacturing, retiring in 2003. He was a big fan of the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and NASCAR, especially Geoff Bodine. He enjoyed fishing up North and coaching Little League. He loved spending time with his friends drinking coffee, but most of all his beloved grandchildren and family. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Wayne Haight Jr.; his in-laws John and Elizabeth Clark. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Patricia; daughters JoAnn Taylor and husband, Todd and Doreen Spencer; grandchildren: John Keith and Micheal Taylor, Caleb Spencer and John Dale Schrader; sisters: Marilyn Place and husband Jim, and Sylvia Lewis and husband Robert; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; special friends Sheila Porter, Louise Ginion and Mable Shedden. Memorials can be made to American Diabetes Association. The family would like to thank, Blue Bonnet Home Health Care and Dr. David Fedro. –Towanda Daily Review 3/29/2014

HALL –GERI J. HALL DAILEY, 75, of Monroeton, Pa., passed away Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. surrounded by her loving family. Geri was born Oct. 14, 1938 in Newark, N.J., the daughter of Wilbur and Anna Rosso Hall. She was a graduate of Pocono Mountain High School and in early years was employed as a waitress. Geri later owned and operated a garden store in Tannersville, Pa., a cleaning business and worked as a real estate agent. She served as a Girl Scout leader in the 1970s and 1990s. Geri enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. Surviving are her husband, Charles D. Dailey; daughters, Deborah Werkheiser of Seattle, Wash. and Lori Gocek of Scotrun, Pa.; grandchildren, Samantha and Zachary Gocek; step sons, Todd Dailey of Lehighton, Pa., Douglas Dailey and wife Sandy of Lehighton, Pa., Jared Dailey of Washington, DC; and her brother, Robert Hall of Arizona. The funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 6/3/2014

JESSE A. HARRIS SR., 79, of South Waverly, Pa., passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., following an extended illness. He was born on August 1, 1934 in Charleston Township, Tioga County, Pa., the son of the late Albert W. and Louise Mae Bockus Harris. Jesse enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family at the lake. He was Assistant Chief and later elected Chief of the South Waverly Fire Department. He was also a member of the Sayre Fire Department Ambulance Corps where he was elected Captain and was also a Lifetime member of GVEMS. He is predeceased his parents, sister Madeline Aldridge and a great-great-grandson Chance Sutton. Jesse is survived by wife Louise of 60 years at home; children Jesse Jr. and Denice Harris of South Waverly, Pa., Norma and Tim, Sr. Cahill of Athens Township, Brenda and David Johnston of Athens, Pa., and Greg Layton of Apalachin, N.Y.; grandchildren Jamie (Charles) Johnston, Tim (Shannon) Cahill, Jr., Daven (Jason) Darrow, Jennifer (Glen) Harris, Amy (William) Baker, Shannon (David) Baker and Joseph Cahill; great-grandchildren Bethany, Dakota, Jalyn, Harley, Cassidy, Wyatt, Nathan, James, Rebecca, Zachary, Brooke and Emmalyn; great-great-grandson Zayne; siblings Rosemarie & Gordon Williams, Phyllis Flikkema, and Robert (Donna) Harris; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends and family may call on Friday, May 30, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Crossroads Family Ministries Church, 353 Fulton St. South Waverly, Pa. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor James Fox and Pastor Tyson Wahl officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Jesse's memory to GVEMS, 904 N Lehigh Avenue, Sayre, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 5/27/2014

HARRIS –PHYLLIS JEAN HUDSON, 75, passed away on Feb. 15, 2014, surrounded by family at her home in Citra, Fla. Phyllis was born to Paul and Gertrude Harris of Sayre, Pa., on March 14, 1938. Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Richard Harris. Phyllis graduated from Sayre High School in 1956 and earned her degree from Jean Summers Business School in 1958. Phyllis is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth “Kit” Hudson Jr.; her sister, Betsy Dunfee; her children, Todd, Terri, and Kraig Depue; daughter-in-law, Kimberly Depue; Kit’s daughters, Samantha and Terri Hudson; her grandchildren, Sean, Connor, and Carly Depue; as well as her many nieces and nephews. Since Phyllis had retired, she enjoyed traveling around the country with Kit in their Fifth Wheel, as well as all over the world, including Europe and Asia. She also loved fishing and spending time with family and many friends. The family of Phyllis Jean Hudson wishes to thank all family and friends for your support during this difficult time. We will celebrate Phyllis’ amazing life with a memorial service at Fort King Presbyterian Church, 13 NE 36th Avenue, Ocala, Fla., on Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial donations to one of these organizations: The Wounded Warrior Project at and Moffitt Cancer Center. –Morning Times

ROCKY LANE HARTFORD, 62, life-long resident of Shunk, Pa. passed away at home while surrounded by his beloved family on Thursday June 19, 2014, in the same house and room that he was born. Rocky Lane Hartford was born on April 17, 1952 at the family home in Fox Twp. He was one of five children of Neva (Norton) Hartford and the late Lawrence Hartford. Rocky graduated in 1970 from Sullivan County High School where he participated in the WACC Vo-Tech program, studying aviation mechanics. On Nov. 18, 1979, he married the former Margaret "Peg" Porter in the East Canton United Methodist Church. Rocky enjoyed his work for the IA Construction Co. out of Muncy for many years advancing to paving supervisor and a grade foreman. After "retiring" he worked in the pipeline construction field until 2004. He then worked for Pride Enterprises until 2010, leaving to help care for his father. Rocky will be remembered as a man who enjoyed a good day's work, always giving 110 percent. He was the ultimate "family man" and their welfare always came first. He lived life to its fullest and loved doing many things. Rocky was an avid outdoorsman, appreciating all of nature's beauty. He hunted, fished, tended gardens and picked "blueberries from hell." His deer stands were modern marvels of comfort. Most of all, Rocky was willing to help anyone in need. He was a member of the Laborer's Local Union 158 of Harrisburg and Canton's Moose Lodge No. 429. In addition to his mother, Neva of Shunk, surviving are his wife of 35 years, Peg; three children, Stacy Hartford of Shunk, Rod (Amanda) Hartford of Canton and Nickie (Scott) Jennings of LeRoy; six grandchildren, Maleigha and Jillaney Hartford, Siarra (Josh) Gordon, Brianna and Austin Hartford and Emily Jennings; a great-granddaughter, Lily Gordon; a sister, Cheryl (Marlin) Norton of Olean, N.Y.; his mother-in-law, Mable Shedden; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rich (Donna) Porter and Shelia Porter all of Canton; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Butch and Sue Pennabaker of Honey Brook, Pa., Don and Wanda Boomer of Irasburg, Vt., Joe and Mary Napolsky of Pringle, Pa.; also his devoted dogs, Billy and Babe. In addition to his father, Rocky was predeceased by three brothers, Larry, Marty and Kent "Bucky" Hartford; his father-in-law, Art Porter; and sister-in-law, Cheryl Porter. Calling hours are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 28, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Rev. Thomas Blackall will officiate the memorial service at 12 p.m. Interment will be private. –Towanda Daily Review 6/21/2014

HATHERILL –DONNA HATERILL COUTER passed away Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014, at the Muhlenberg Campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital with her loving husband and sister by her side. She was the wife of Franklin L. Courter. They would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on April 26. Donna was born in Canton on March 19, 1941, to the late Ross E. and Alice V. (VanTassel) Hatherill. She retired from PPL where she worked most of her life. During their marriage, Frank and Donna lived in Cogan Station and Blanchard. In December of 2013, they moved to their new home in Northampton. Donna was a caring, kind person who always had the desire to help others. She deeply loved her husband, family and friends and always wanted the best for them. We now honor her not through our grief, but through our love and gratitude. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her brother, Bradley R. Hatherill and wife, Anne, of Lowman, N.Y.; her sister, Marilyn Hatherill Wright, of Bath; sister-in-law, Carol Courter Fox and husband, Jack, of Lancaster; nieces and nephews, Chris, Jane Tom, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Deborah; six great-nieces and nephews; and her cat, Sammy. Services and interment are at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., Moorestown Bath. In honor of Donna's love for all animals, memorial contributions can be made to your local animal shelter, or to the animal charity of your choice. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 3/30/2014

MR. WESLEY RICHARD HEATH, age 78, of Colley, Pa., passed away on Friday evening, July 4, 2014 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. Wesley was born in Mildred, Pa., on Nov. 28, 1935, a son of the late Robert Heath Sr. and Mary Ellen Hunsinger Heath. He married the former Elizabeth Mary Shepard, of Deer Isle, Maine on Dec. 17, 1978 in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Harrisburg, Pa. Wesley worked in Florida for 20 years and moved back to Pennsylvania in 1976. He worked in the Sullivan County School District, as a custodian and worked part-time at PennDOT. In 2000 he retired from both jobs. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth at home; sons Terry Heath, St. Augustine, Fla., Danny Heath, St. Augustine, Fla., Jeffrey Heath, St. Augustine, Fla., Donald (Vivian) Heath, St. Augustine, Fla., Wesley R. (Shana) Heath Jr., Sonestown, Pa., Justin (Billy Jo) Heath, Dushore, Pa., step-son Jesse (Debra) Gibbs Dushore, Pa.; sister-in-law Rose Hutchinson of Deer Isle, Maine. Wesley is also survived by 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers Robert Heath Jr., George Heath, Ernest Heath, James W. Heath, John Heath, James L. Heath and also by sisters Cora Elchak, Margie O'Connor, and Margaret Hughes. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with pastor, Rev. Robert G. Kaltenbaugh, officiating. Friends and family may call at the Homer Funeral Home on Monday, July 7, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 7/6/2014

HICKMAN –MARY LINDEN HICKMAN MILLIRON, age 96, of 2567 Golden Hill Rd., Laceyville, passed away peacefully at her home on Rock Hill, Windham Twp., Wyoming Co., Saturday evening, March 15, 2014. Mary was born in Birmingham, Pa. (Chester County) on July 2, 1917 the daughter of the late George R. and Marrinett S. Long Hickman, Sr. She was a graduate of West Chester High School and then went on to study from the Philadelphia School of Music. On March 21, 1936, she married Ralph R. Milliron, Sr. who passed away on Jan. 14, 1988. For the 51 years that she and Ralph were married, Mary worked as a dairy farmer and a homemaker on Rock Hill. Before Ralph and Mary's family moved to the Laceyville area she held many other jobs in Chester County, Pa. Mary was involved in many organizations and had several pastimes that were special to her. She attended Golden Hill Community Church where she played piano and was a member of the Secret Sisters. She practiced Quaker, Christian Science and Presbyterian. Mary was a member of The Oldest House, Rosie the Rivetter in Chester County during the WWII war effort, highly involved in the Democratic Committee in Chester and Wyoming Counties, Pro-Ag Organization, Wyoming County Holstein Association, Chester County Fresh Air Program (which helped inner city children), Daughter of the American Revolution (she was a distant relative of William Penn). She helped with the probation office in Chester County and was a host for the Agricultural Farmer Exchange Program. Mary also held offices in the local and state Granges (Marshalton and Lovelton, Pa.) and was at a time, the President of the Laceyville Women's Club. She also loved teaching piano and being a 4-H Leader. Mary presented the flag to the town of Laceyville that flew during bi-centennial that now is on display at The Oldest House. Mary is survived by her children, Ralph R. (Gloria) Milliron, Jr. of Laceyville, Pa., Alice Milliron Brinton of Tunkhannock, Pa. and James Milliron (Kelly Davis Pascoe) of Laceyville, Pa.; her 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, George R. Hickman, Jr. (Toni) of Paoli, Pa.; and her sister Elizabeth Crossan of Chesapeake City, Md.; long time family friends Richard and Linda Green of Stevensville, Pa.; and family friend David Ross of Laceyville, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Thomas Milliron; three infant great-grandchildren, Kyle Brinton, Payton Z. Milliron and Liam Brinton; her brother, William "Bill" Hickman; and her sister Jane Hayes. Calling hours will be from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. Burial will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, Birmingham Township, Pa. The family wishes to provide their own flowers; however in lieu of flowers, the family asks those wanting to make a memorial donation may do so to The Oldest House, PO Box 175, Laceyville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/18/2014

HARRY W. HINES, age 82, of Wellsboro, PA died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Harry was born July 4, 1931 in Norwood, PA, a son of Walter Thomas and Violet May (Spoerl) Hines. He was the husband of Barbara E. (Prall) Hines. Harry had his own auto body and PA State Inspection Garage before his retirement; was a member of the Woodlyn Volunteer Fire Department for 23 years and a member of the Wellsboro Fire Department Auxiliary. He enjoyed helping others, music, riding motorcycles, and especially teaching his children and grandchildren. Harry is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Kim (Paul) Gentile of Downington, PA, Kelli (Scott) Kincaid of Westtown, NY, Darren (Angel) Wilson of Mansfield, PA, Jason (Elizabeth) Hines of Wellsboro, PA, Lenae (Wayne) Doty of Wellsboro, PA, Harry "Butch" Hines, Jr. of Baltimore, MD, Vicki (Kevin) Fulmer of Pottstown, PA; 19 grandchildren, Jacqueline, Zachery, Ashley, William, Aaliyah, Mia, Cora, Alexandra, Ronon, Grace, Jeremiah, Jorden, Makayla, Ariana, Jeanie, Ryan, Robin, Kylie and Desiree; 1 great grandson, Jayden; a sister, Adda Gontarz of Lawrenceville, PA. Harry was predeceased by 2 sisters and 5 brothers. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Ron Hagy officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/2014

FREDERICK A. ‘FRED’ HITCHCOCK, 69, of Yonkers, N.Y., passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital in New York, N.Y. Fred was born in Towanda, Pa., on May 21, 1944, the son of Welles and Hope VanBarriger Hitchcock. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1962 and later in that same year enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served until 1965. In early years, Fred was employed by the Ann Page Plant in Horseheads, NY and by Masonite Corporation in Wysox, Pa. He later served as an emergency medical technician in Newark, N.J. for several years. As a youth, Fred developed a keen interest in working on and restoring old pianos at his family's homestead in Rummerfield, Pa. In years to follow, through extensive self-education, dedicated long working hours and being blessed with "perfect pitch," he began what was to become a successful career as a piano technician in Yonkers, N.Y. Fred operated his business, A Piano Shop in Yonkers, N.Y. for many years and during this time acquired a faithful following of prestigious clientele from all walks of life including Ray Charles, the Three Tenors, and Liberace, for whom Fred constructed a custom designed piano. Fred was honored to provide exclusive technical service to the Julliard School of Music, Lincoln Center and the New York City Ballet and was working on a piano at the New York City Ballet when he collapsed. He was considered as one of the top three piano technicians in the world. Fred was held in high esteem in his profession and as a friend to many. He will be dearly missed. Fred is survived by his sisters, Barbara Rinebold and husband David of Athens, Lila Moughan and husband William of Sayre, Janice McCloskey of Lewisburg, Pa., as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Fred's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 5/17/2014

CATHERINE C. HOFFA, 89, formerly from Athens, Pa. passed away Saturday evening, March 15, 2014 at the Elderwood Healthcare Center in Waverly, N.Y. Kate was born in Bernice, Pa. on Sept. 11, 1924, the daughter of Francis and Clara Herker Hoffa. She was a graduate of Athens High School and the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing. Kate was employed as a registered nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital for 50 years until her retirement in the 1990s. She was a former member of St. Joseph's Church in Athens and a current member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. Kate was an avid sports enthusiast and was frequently seen at sporting events throughout the Valley. She was inducted into the Athens High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 as a life-long participant and contributor. Kate was a much-loved aunt to seven nieces and nephews, 21 great nieces and nephews, and 24 great-great nieces and nephews, all of whom she took great pleasure in entertaining, spoiling, and showering with her affection. Her nieces and nephews were blessed to have her in their lives and her loss will be greatly felt by all generations in the family. Kate is survived by her nieces and their spouses, Mary Frances (James) Smith, Anne (James) Riley, Kathleen (David) Rae, Margaret (Gerard) Spagnoli and Phyllis (Brian) Huff; her nephews and their spouses, Richard (Wilma) Hogan Jr., Christopher (Tricia) Hoffa, and 21 great nieces and nephews, 24 great-great nieces and nephews and a close friend Betty Page. In addition to her parents, Kate was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Genevieve Hogan; and her brother, Francis Hoffa Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Avenue, Sayre. Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. at a later date. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. The family suggests that contributions be directed to St. Jude Children’s Resarch Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN or to the Elderwood Residents Council, Elderwood Healthcare Facility, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, NY in memory of Catherine C. Hoffa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/18/2014

WILLIAM J. HOFFMAN formerly of Towanda, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at his home in Butler, Pa. "Bill" was born March 16, 1934 in Towanda, a son of the late Henry and Helen (Bride) Hoffman. He was employed at the Armco Steel Plant in Butler, retiring after 25 years of service. Being an avid golfer, in 1981, he became the owner/operator of the Perfect Swing Golf School and Driving Range. Hoffman was a member of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Butler, the Armco Country Club and the Greens Keepers Association. Surviving is his wife, Joyce (Huff) Hoffman, whom he married on June 3, 1961; his daughter Lori (Richard) Brady; his son, Kennedy Carl "K.C." Hoffman; and four grandchildren, all of Butler. He is also survived by siblings: Catherine "Kate" Snell of Towanda, Henry "Doc" (Glenna) Hoffman of Towanda, John "Butch" Hoffman of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jane (Jerry) Madden of Corning; his twin sister, Agnes (John) Griffin of Towanda and a brother Frances Hoffman. –Towanda Daily Review 4/26/2014

DENNIS M. HOLDREN, age 65, of Sylvania passed away peacefully at home on Monday June 2, 2014. Dennis was born Oct. 31, 1949 in Williamsport, son of the late Artie Marvin and Doris (Thomas) Holdren Sr. Family and friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. His memorial service will be held following at noon followed by military honors. Dennis was a veteran of the US Army and served in Vietnam. He was awarded many medals for his combat service including the Bronze Star Medal. He was employed by Cudd Energy Services and previously worked at Parker Hannifin. He was a lifetime member of the Troy VFW and member of the Morris Run VFW. Dennis enjoyed nature and riding motorcycles. Survivors include his son and daughter in law, Terry (Jillian) Holdren of Bear, Del.; his loving companion, Kathy Bailey of Sylvania; stepchildren, Heather Vroman of Troy, Sean Bailey of Sylvania, William Bailey of Columbia Cross Roads, Bradley Bailey of Towanda, Jonathan (Teresa) Vroman; brothers, Keith (Wendy) Holdren, Gary (Kim) Holdren, Randy (Kathy) Holdren, Brett (Geisela) Holdren, Darryl (Brenda) Holdren, Jeff (Mary Ann Shultz) Holdren, Jody Holdren, Artie Jr. (Delores) Holdren; three sisters, Carol (Joseph) Williams, Nora Sue Odum, Linda (Trey) Ripley; his grandchildren, Kellan Holdren, Macy Vroman, Kason Kahanu, Noah Gowan, Keano Vroman, Brock Vroman, Christopher Williams, Dakota Williams; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dennis was predeceased by his parents, Artie (Doris) Holdren, his mom, Martha L. Holdren; a brother, Terry Holdren; and sisters-in-law, Shelly Holdren and Jill Aderhold. Memorials in memory of Dennis may be made to the Troy VFW Post # 8675, P.O. Box 113, Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/4/2014

HOLLOWAY –GAIL M. STRUBLE, age 58 of Breesport passed away unexpectedly on Thursday April 3, 2014. She was born in Elmira to the late Charles and Florence (Reed) Holloway. Her surviving family includes her husband Robert Struble with whom they recently celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary; daughters and sons, Janice (John Stermer) Struble and Jason (Rachel) Struble all of Elmira, Robert M.C., Jeff. Matthew and Britany Struble all of Breesport; grandchildren, Kaleb, Abreyonna, and Samara; brothers and sister, Jeanie (Max) Lathrop, Glen (Bonnie), Ron (Linda) and Charles (Theresa) Holloway, Charleen (Randy) Goodreau; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of caring friends and neighbors. Gail was a wonderful woman with an infectious smile whose presence always lit up a room. She loved cooking, socializing with friends, shopping, occasional trips to the casino and above all, time spent with her family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Thursday April 10, 2014 from 5-7:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at the funeral home at 7:00 p.m. Burial service will take place privately. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/6/2014

HOLLY –RUTH E. CONGDON age 95, was born October 6, 1918 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late George W. and Maude E. (Andrews) Holly, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Her loving husband of 64 years, Arthur I. Congdon Sr.; twin sons, Jack and Jerry Congdon; grandson, James A. Lewis; brothers, Clarence T. Holly and George W. Holly II; son-in-law, Richard L. DeMark; daughter-in-law, Patricia A. Congdon preceded her in death. She is survived by her beloved children, Arthur I. Congdon Jr., Robert C. (Rose) Congdon, Carolyn (Donald) Lewis, Lorraine DeMark and Evelyn (Terry) Putney; sister, Ella Wheeler; along with 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Ruth was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be dearly missed. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. Ruth will be laid to rest with her beloved Arthur in the Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Foundation: NYS Affiliate, Attention: Heart Gifts, 17 Technology Place, East Syracuse, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/10/2014

EDWARD F. HOOVER, 70, of Springville, Pa., formerly of Wyalusing died on Monday, Oct. 19, 1987 at the Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. Mr. Hoover was the son of the late Mabel Bennett Hoover formerly of Wyalusing. Survivors include his wife, Nina Hoover of Springville, Pa., four daughters: Alberta Steigerwald of Palm Bay, Fla.; Janet Donahoue of Johnson City, N.Y.; Cindy Petty of New Jersey and Vicki Dixon of Mehoopany; six sisters and brothers, Pearlena Zubris of Towanda, Donald Hoover of Lakeland, Fla.; Virginia Rickard of Walton, NY, Garnetta Collins of Lakeland, FL, Albert Hoover of Bentley Creek and Clarice Hawley of Binghamton: 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at the Bartron Funeral Home in Montrose today at 11 a.m. The Rev. Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Hallstead. Memorial donations can be directed to the Kidney Foundation in care of the Rev. Williams, Springville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM H. HOOVER, 84, of Lopez died Friday evening March 11, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born in Scranton on October 16, 1903, the son of the late Irving and Emma Jane Searfoss Hoover. Mr. Hoover worked in the Legget Creek Mines in the Scranton area for several years. He married the former Virginia C. Palmer of Murraytown on Nov. 1, 1926. He moved to Sullivan County in 1935 and worked for the Stabler Construciton Co. of Harrisburg for many years. He was the foreman for PennDOT for eight years, retiring in 1965. He was also the Colley Township Tax collector for several years. He was a member of BPOE Lodge 2191, Towanda and a member and former director of the White Ash Land Association. His spouse of 55 years predeceased him on October 16, 1983. Surviving are one son: J. Thomas of Dushore: three daughters, Mrs. Victor (Mary Louise) Stavisky of Verona, NJ, Mrs. Jan (Emily) Benjamin of Lopez and Mrs. Joseph and (Christina) Tabor of Towanda: a brother, Charles of Boise, Idaho: six sisters; Mrs. Rella Suber of Estero, FL, Mrs. Irene Buchannan of Dover, NJ, Mrs. Gertrude Oakey of Troop, PA, Mrs. Stella Plauga of Scranton, Mrs. Dorothy Murray of Mildred and Mrs. Leona White of Milford, PA; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Monday morning at 10 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore with the Rev. Richard A. Reeser officiating. Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

RICKY G. HOWE - Softly in the morning you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you and quietly left us all. ... Our hearts were broken on Tuesday morning, March 25, 2014 when Ricky G. Howe, 56, of Barton and formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. passed away. Rick as he was known by his family and friends was born on Oct. 15, 1957 in Troy, Pa. a son of LaVerne M. Howe and Beverly Carrington. He was a graduate of Troy High School and for many years was a butcher at Ted Clark's Busy Market. In addition he also drove a school bus for the Owego Apalachin School District and First Transit in Nichols. Most recently, Rick worked at Advanced Auto Sales in Sayre, Pa. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, taking walks and treasured his time spent with Tina. Rick is survived by his caregiver and best friend, Tina Bishop of Barton; his father, LaVerne M. Howe and his companion Daisy Pruyne of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; his mother, Beverly Brown of Horseheads; his siblings, Bonnie (Ronald) Austin of Columbia Cross Roads, Terry D. Howe of Horseheads, Jody D. (Wendy) Howe of Troy, Pa., Garry L. Howe of Pine Grove, Pa, LeeAnn (Jason) Aubin of Newfield, N.Y.; his aunts, Esther Haynes of Horseheads, N.Y., Vera Battisti of Tucson, Ariz., Linda Tanner of Elgin, S.C.; many friends among them his cancer survivor and Christian friends Liz and Bud; several nieces, nephews and their families; five cousins and his canine companions Jasemin and Ginger. Rick was predeceased by his step-mother, Doris Howe on Jan. 11, 2003; step father, David Brown Oct. 17, 2009. You will never be forgotten, we pledge to you today, a hallowed place within our hearts, is where you'll always stay. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, March 28 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow at 2 p.m. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Community Care Network of Nichols, PO Box 100, Nichols, NY or Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY in loving memory of Ricky G. Howe. –Towanda Daily Review 3/26/2014

HUGHES –BONNIE S. UPDYKE, age 75, of Tioga, PA, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Bonnie was born January 22, 1939 in Muncy, PA, a daughter of Earl and Sara (Senseman) Smith Hughes. She was a long-time resident of Tioga since the age of three. Bonnie and her husband, Ralph L. Updyke, would have celebrated 57 years of marriage this year. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Tioga, PA. Bonnie always enjoyed spending time with her family and caring for her animals. Bonnie is survived by her husband, Ralph; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Gina Updyke of Tustin, CA, James and Jennifer Updyke of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Sallie and James Mundy of Tioga, PA; 7 grandchildren, Jon, Jared, James, Ralph, John, Bonnie Kate and Cullen; special niece, Kathy Gee of Tioga, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tioga Ambulance Assoc., P O Box 103, Tioga, PA or the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, P O Box 293, Wellsboro, PA. –Buckheit Funeral Chapel funeral notice 3/6/2014

DEWEY B. HUNSINGER SR., 85, of Elk Lake, PA passed away, Monday, April 7, 2014 at his home. Born January 3, 1929 in Dimock Twp., PA, he was the son of the late Raymond Sr. and Ellen J. [Tyler] Hunsinger. His wife of 62 years Helen [Martin] Hunsinger predeceased him in April of 2012. Dewey worked at Elk Lake School as a janitor, Hinds Oil as the parts manager, a self-employed electrician, plumber and carpenter, and a farmer on the family century farm with his son, Byron and grandsons, Leslie and Brandon in Dimock Township. He loved the farm and his family. There was nothing that he could not do or fix. He enjoyed dancing in his younger years and telling his boyhood stories. He loved to sit on the floor and play with his grandchildren and enjoyed being at Lake Elray. Survivors include his son & daughter-in-law, Byron & Pat Hunsinger of Springville, PA, Byron's family, Leslie, Ashley, Theron & Jolene Hunsinger of Wyalusing, PA, Brandon, Christina, Conner & Hunter Hunsinger of Springville, PA, daughter & sons-in-law, Mabel & Harold Welles of Elk Lake, PA, granddaughter, Debbi Birchard of Montrose, PA, several other grandchildren & great grandchildren, brother & sister-in-law, Raymond & Mary Jane Hunsinger of Elk Lake, PA, sister, Erma Crawford of Springville, PA, sister-in-law, Annie May Hunsinger of Dimock Twp., PA, extended family members, Dave, Annette, Ryan, Mazie & Kaitlyn Depew and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents & wife he was predeceased by a stepson , Leslie Hunsinger, 3 grandsons, brother, Ronald Hunsinger, sisters, Kathleen Davies, Madeline Birchard, Elaine Strohl, brothers-in-law, Clarence Davies, Fred Birchard, Nelson Crawford and William Strohl. Services: 11 AM Friday at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA. Visitation: 1 hour prior to services on Friday Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA in memory of Dewey Hunsinger. –Submitted by Carol Brotzman

HUNT –WINIFRED H. SEASMANS, 100, of Jackson Street, Wellsboro, PA died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Valley View Nursing Center in Montoursville, PA. She was the wife of the late Perry E. Seamans who preceded her in death, November 7, 2005. Winifred was born September 26, 1913 in Westfield, PA, the daughter of the late Norman and Ada (Blakely) Hunt. She was a graduate of Harrison Valley High School, Class of 1930. Winifred graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, with a BS in Education in 1934. She taught in Harrison Valley for three years and Wellsboro School District for 20 years. Winifred was a member of Wellsboro United Methodist Church. In addition she was a member of B.P.W., Wellsboro, Delta Kappa Gamma and retired teachers association, Potter-Tioga County Chapters. She was a volunteer driver for North Penn Comprehensive Health Services and a volunteer for Special Olympics. Winnie was a quiet special lady, with great wisdom. She inspired her family with her kindness, love, gentle soul and generous spirit. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bruce Fowler, Montoursville, PA; four grandchildren Krista (Robert) Archibald, Perry Seamans, Matthew Fowler and Ashley (Lee) Citarella; three great-grandchildren, Gregory and Andrew Archibald and Clara Fowler; daughter-in-law, Janice Seamans, Minneapolis, MN; nieces and nephews, Anne Frohm, Karen Keenan, David Hunt and Paul Hunt. Winifred was preceded in death by her sons, Lloyd H., Gordon P. and Harold C. Seamans and a nephew, Norman Hunt. Private family services will be held at Mills Cemetery, Mills, PA. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Memorials may be made in Winifred's name to Harrison Twp. Community Library, 105 E. Main Street, Harrison Valley, PA or Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/3/2014

INGERICK –VERA M. REESE age 94, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on June 26, 1919 in Wellsboro, PA to the late Ross and Charlotte (Ludlum) Ingerick. Vera was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Reese; grandson, Jeff Reese; daughter-in-law, Patty Reese; stepdaughter, Margie Emmick; brothers, John, Cecil, Ivan, Thomas and Paul Ingerick; and sisters, Pauline Dee, Francis Peake and Louise Erway. She is survived by her sons, James (Aileen Colunio) Reese of Elmira, Edwin (Veronica) Reese of FL and Scott Reese of FL; daughter, Connie (Gregg) Martin of Horseheads; brother, Floyd Ingerick of PA; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Vera retired from Iszards and was a longtime member of Westside United Methodist Church and the Golden Glow Volunteer Fireman's Auxiliary. She delivered for Meals on Wheels and volunteered for many local organizations. Vera was an old-school stay at home mom, who worked in the garden, canned what she grew, and kept a shiny home. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 13th, at 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home with Rev. Vincent Howell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Jeff Reese Memorial Fund, c/o Ruth Donaldson, 3256 Comfort Hill Rd., Wellsburg, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/11/2014

RODGERS E. JACOBY, 67, passed away June 9, 2014, at the age of 67 in Leesburg, Fla. He was born on Aug. 17, 1946. He lived in South Waverly until his graduation from Sayre High School in 1965, at which time he entered the U.S. Army, where he served for three years. Following the service to his country, he was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Conrail from 1969 through 1998 as a fireman and then engineer. When not at work, he enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and collecting various antiques. Rodgers was predeceased by his father, Paul Sr., and brother, Paul Jr. He is survived by: his mother, Eleanor, brother, Timothy, wife Pat, children Jennifer and Brian and their mother Sandra, grandchildren Robert Jr., Michael, Victoria and David. Also, nieces Michelle, Karen and Tracy, and a nephew Todd. As well as Lucas and Bentley, his two great-grandsons. Following his wishes, there will be no services. –Sayre Morning Times 6/14/2014

ELWIN S. JEFFERS of Ulysses,  PA:,86, died June 27, 2014. Surviving are: three sons, Gene Jeffers of Sabinsville, James Jeffers of Ulysses, and Gary Jeffers of Carlisle; three daughters, Donna (Donald) Richardson of Monroeton, Roxanne (Anthony) Tomak of Campbell, NY, and Lori (Kenneth) Risser of Ulysses; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathleen Bledsoe of Olean, NY and Alice Flynn of Galeton. Friends may call Monday, June 30th from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/29/2014

JENKINS –CONNIE LEE (JENKINS) LEE of East Canton, Pa., left her physical world, peacefully, at home surrounded by many family members Monday, April 14, 2014, after a long hard battle with cancer. Born on March 15, 1948 at Towanda Memorial Hospital to Chuck and Mary (Phillips) Jenkins, Connie was a graduate of Towanda Area High School. She enjoyed life spending her time reading books, playing computer games, dancing and listening to music. She spent many years working with the handicapped and doing cake decorating with her Aunt Carol Kipp. Connie's greatest love of all was spending as much time as possible with her family. She was a mother to many, as she claimed them, "self-adopted children." Connie was a very caring woman who touched many people's lives and made lasting impressions in everyone's hearts she met. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Chuck and Mary Jenkins and by her husband, Larry Lee. Connie is survived by her brother, Larry (Barbra) Jenkins of Elmira, N.Y.; sons, Kevin (Karl) Fitzwater of Gillett, Pa., Keith (Ashley McCarney) Fitzwater, Canton, Pa., Kelly "Baby Boy" (Brandi Bellows) Fitzwater, East Troy, Pa; one daughter, Angelia "Ange" (Nick Murphy) Hicks, Canton, Pa.; and her adopted son, Jason (LaToya) Murray; nieces and nephews, Tanya (Kris) Chilson of Towanda, Pa., Danielle and Matthew Jenkins of Elmira, N.Y.; many special grandchildren, Abeni, Desiree, Mayson, Jaid, Selena, Dalton, Tarah, Amber, Danny, Mariah, Harley, Breanna, Ashley, Aaron, Elizabeth, Cherish, Mary, Austin, Abbigayl, Nevaeh and Sadie; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Madalynn, Caleb, Brooke, Peter Jr., Johnathon, Zoe, Ellie, Latreya, Tyler; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Connie's family would like to give a special thank you to Dave Terrel. A memorial service for Connie will be held at the First Baptist Church of Troy and will be announced at a later date. Contributions to the American Diabetes Associaton or the American Cancer Society in Larry and Connie Lee's memory would be greatly appreciated. –Towanda Daily Review 4/16/2014

JENKINS –JOSEPHINE ADA CONKLIN, 60, wife of Robert E. Conklin Sr. of Towanda RD 2 (Monroe Twp.) died early Wednesday morning Feb. 28, 1990 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Oct. 28, 1929 in Warwick, NY she was a daughter of Edward and Abbie Riggs Jenkins. Mrs. Conklin’s main interest in life was in her family and home. She was a member of the Soul’s Harbor Church, Towanda. Surviving are her husband, Rober E. Conklin, home; four sons, Donald N. of Forksville, R. David of LeRaysville, Russell A. and Ronald A. Conklin, both of Towanda; six daughters: Mary Frey of Laceyville, Frances Spenser of Cooperston, NY, Alice St. Martin of Windsor Locke, Conn.; Aundrey Conklin of Towanda; Beatrice Conklin of LeRaysville; Brenda Sutton of Montrose; 27 grandchildren; two brothers: Edward Jenkins of Middletown, NY and Russell Jenkins of Port Jervis, NY; two sisters: Ida Mae Jenkins of Port Jervix, NY and Edith Jenkins of Georgia: several nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside service will be held this afternoon, March 2, 1990 at 2:20 at the Woodlawn, Cemetery, Suffield, Conn. Arrangements are under the direction of the Nicholson-Carmen Funeral Home, 443 East St., Suffield, Conn. –Towanda Daily Review

FLOYD COLIN JENNELLE - During the early morning hours of Monday, June 23, 2014, Floyd Colin Jennelle of Canton passed away quietly at Dar Way Elder Care in Estella with his beloved family at his side. He was 76 years of age. Born in Konnarock, Va. on Dec. 5, 1938, he was the son of Michael and Myrtle (Childers) Jennelle. For many years he hauled logs from Virginia to the lumber mills of Sullivan County. He liked the area well enough that he began making hunting trips, eventually resulting in his moving here in 1971. Floyd was employed for many years as a die setter with the former Canton Manufacturing Company. While dining one evening at a local restaurant he met Audrey Leonard, and the two were eventually married at the Grover Church of Christ by Pastor Fred Bryan, and shared nearly 40 years together.  Floyd was mechanically inclined and had a knack for tinkering with machines. He enjoyed keeping busy. He also enjoyed hunting, camping and playing cards and horseshoes. He was known for his good sense of humor and for being a good cook. Most of all, Floyd was a devoted family man who loved his wife, children and grandchildren dearly. He is survived by his wife, Audrey, at home; sisters, Chris Cullop of Meadowview, Va. and Lil (and Art) Unruh of Elverson, Pa.; sons, Clarence and Floyd Jr. (and Louise) Jennelle of Elverson, Pa.; daughter, Carol (and Robert) Gomez of Jackson, N.C.; step-children, Gary Barnes, Anna Watkins, Robin (and Jeff) Campbell, Elwin Jr. (and Tami) Barnes, Linda Perry, all of Canton; and adopted daughter, Jennifer (and Raymond) Cole of Ralston; a very special grandson, Tommy Aurandt of Canton; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Myrtle Jennelle; brothers, James, Woody and David Jennelle; sisters, Marie, Ginnie, Regina and Ruby Pearl; and a daughter, Sandy Jennelle. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 27, at the Church of Christ (Disciples) of Canton. A celebration of Floyd's life will be held at 1 p.m. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review 6/25/2014

RALPH CONRAD JOHNS, age 58, of Mansfield, PA, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Ralph was born May 13, 1955 in Elmira, NY, a son of Wilbur W. and Margaret (Stull) Johns. He celebrated 22 ½ years of marriage with Sarah (Bolt) Johns. Ralph was owner and operator of Mill Creek Equipment Sales and Service for 12 years. He had worked as an electrician at Kennedy Valve for 5 years. He was a member of Living Word Fellowship. Ralph enjoyed hunting, fishing, stocking trout, cutting firewood, coaching soccer, baseball, was a NASCAR fan and an original Star Trek fan. Ralph was an excellent drummer and played a snare drum with the Roseville Rinky Dinks. Ralph is survived by his wife, Sarah; a daughter, Jamaica Johns of Mansfield, PA; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Jason Johns of Millerton, PA, Travis and Maggie Johns of Mansfield, PA, David and Cyndi Johnson of Mansfield, PA, Zachary Johnson of Mansfield, PA; 4 grandchildren, Emerald Walker, Ava and Jacob Johnson, Gabrielle Johns; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Anita Moran of Portland, OR; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Louise and Ross Neu of Troy, PA, Linda Johns of Lantana, FL. Ralph was predeceased by his parents, Sarah's son, Jacob M. W. Johnson in 1986. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow on Saturday at 10:00 AM at the funeral chapel with Pastor J. Robert Vaughn officiating. Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery, 1151 Cemetery St., Williamsport, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Ralph's memory to Bear Creek Fishing Club, Living Word Fellowship Church, 1285 Charleston Rd., Wellsboro, PA or the Roseville United Methodist Church, Box 4118, Rte. 549, Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/14/2014

JOHNSON –ARLENE L. ROGERS, 82, of Sayre, Pa. passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital with her family by her side following an extended illness. She was born on March 25, 1932 in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late Claude and Anna Louise Smith Johnson. Arlene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and her favorite past-time was spending time with and being surrounded by family. She was a devout Christian and an Ambassador for Christ. She was a lifetime member of the First Church of God in Sayre. Prior to her passing, Gilbert and Arlene celebrated their 62nd anniversary in March. Arlene enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, crocheting and sewing. One of Arlene's favorite things to do with her husband was travelling, especially to the Lancaster area. Arlene was loved and will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. She is predeceased by her brother Earl Eugene Johnson. Arlene is survived by her husband of 62 years, Gilbert E. Rogers at home; children Steven and Robbin Rogers of Waverly, N.Y., Connie and David Webster of Sayre, Pa., and John and Aida Rogers of Palm Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren Steven Rogers Jr. of Sayre, Pa., Chelsea, Lucas, and Courtney Webster of Sayre, Pa., Jeremiah and Sara Rogers of Sayre, Pa., and Bulat and Marat Biyarslanov-Rogers, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; great-grandchildren John, Kylee, Kohen and Tristen; brother and sister-in-law Donald and Donna Johnson of Sayre, Pa.; sister-in-law Joyce Johnson of Newport Ritchie, Fla.; and several special sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. At Arlene's request, the family will be honoring her memory at a private gathering. There will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Arlene's memory to: First Church of God, 416 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA, Robert Packer Dialysis Unit, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA or a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review 6/22/2014

JOHNSON –EVA BELLE MACMILLAN, 79, of Dadeville died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Bethany House in Auburn. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Corbitt’s Funeral Home in Tuskegee at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Tim Moore will officiate, and burial will follow in Carrville Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral starting at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday. Mrs. MacMillan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by her children: Larry MacMillan, Cynthia MacMillan Hooper, David MacMillan, Barbara Butler, Donald MacMillan, Sherry Crane and Regina Kunkel; her sisters: Lena (Dennis) Wohlschlag and Gladys (Lewyn) Moon; her brothers: Arthur Johnson and George (Nita) Johnson; 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. (Daughter of Mahlon Johnson and Angie Clara Herman.)

RICHARD C. JOHNSON, 84, of Ulster, Pa., passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday morning, July 28, 2014, at the Robert Packer Hospital, following an extended illness. Richard had been residing at the caring hands of the Bradford County Manor. Richard who was also known as Dick to his family and friends was born at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., on April 20, 1930; he was the son of Carl and Hazel Roberts Johnson. He was a graduate of Ulster High School, Class of 1948. He was married to Verna Mae Driesbaugh on June 26, 1954. They just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Richard was a lifelong outdoorsman who loved to fish and go on trips to Canada with his family. He was an avid bowler and a member of the local bowling Hall of Fame. He was a devoted family man who loved each and every one of his family members dearly. He volunteered for many years as an ambulance attendant and fireman with the Ulster Fire Company. He also was active in doing the chicken barbecues for their fundraisers. Dick was a lifelong member of the Ulster United Methodist Church. He enjoyed listening to his wife, Verna, and her sisters sing in the church choir. Many people will remember him sitting on his front porch when the weather allowed it. From the age of 12 until he entered the military, Richard farmed. He served in the US Army from February 1952 to 1954 in Germany as a radar operator for anti-aircraft artillery. After separation from the service he worked clearing right of way for road construction. He left construction in 1954 to join Claverack REC. He was employed with Claverack REC for over 38 years until his retirement. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Verna, at home; his children, Becky E. Hicks (Ken) of Rome, Pa., Donald R. Johnson (Flora) of Sugar Run, Pa., Dean A. Johnson (Yvonne) of Sugar Run, Pa., Dina M. Moreau (Derrick) of Prairieville, La., Daryl L. Johnson of Ulster, Pa., Richard C. Johnson Jr. of Ulster, Pa., Carl L. Johnson (Charlotte) of Ulster, Pa. Richard also has 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers, James Johnson (Shirley) of Sewickley, Pa., Larry Johnson (Ann) of Athens, Pa.; his sister-in-law, Hannah King of Ulster, Pa.; brother-in-law, Robert Driesbaugh (Ruth) of Ulster, Pa. Richard was predeceased by his brother, Charles Johnson. Richard has numerous nieces and nephews that he loved as if they were his own. Funeral services for Richard will be held at 11 a.m.. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at the Ulster United Methodist Church, Ulster, Pa. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home in Ulster, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ulster-Sheshequin Volunteer Fire Company, c/o Karen Bixby, 1899 Ghent Hill Rd., Ulster, PA or the Ulster United Methodist Church, PO Box 345, Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/30/2014

JONES –MABLE A. DAVIS, age 93, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Mable was born in Waverly, N.Y., on May 21, 1920, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Electa Johnson Jones. She is survived by her son, Bernard Davis of Waverly, step-daughter, Joyce (Fred) Park Sr. of Waverly, grandchildren, David (Kimberly) Kinsley, Doug (Nina) Kinsley, Fred (Tina) Park Jr., all of Waverly, special great-grandson, Justyn Kinsley, great-granddaughters, Kelsey and Kelly Kinsley, special niece, Charlotte (Jerry) Richards. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Davis, daughter Ada Kinsley, brothers, Herman, Elmer, Bazel, Lionel, and Howard Jones. Mable was a retired employee of the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly. She liked to embroider and was a good cook and nobody ever went away hungry. Friends are invited to call at the McKee Memorial Chapel, 462 Fulton St., Waverly on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. with funeral and committal services there at 3 p.m. The Rev. Charles Wasielewski Sr. officiating. Mable will be laid to rest next to her loving husband in Glenwood Cemtery, Waverly.

JONES –MAXINE MINERVA POTTS ROSSA, LPN, 88, of Stevensville, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Maxine was born July 25, 1925 in Kingston, Pa., a daughter of the late Ezra T. and Dora Betty May Jones. She moved to Liberty Corners in 1935 and she graduated from the Towanda High School, a member of the class of 1943. She graduated from the Chicago School of Nursing in 1952 and worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Mills Hospital, Towanda, and the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She later worked for Dr. Peterson M.D. in Wyalusing. Maxine was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of LeRaysville Chapter #498, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are: son and daughter-in-law Thomas & Esther Potts of Sugar Run; three daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and James Williams of Harwinton, Conn., DeLores A. and Garry O. Cobb of Spring Hill, Pa., and Evaughn Satterfield of Siler City, N.C.; grandchildren and spouses, Dr. Michael and Mary Ann Williams of Miami, Fla., Vaughn and Carolyn Cobb of Stroudsburg, Pa., Kelly Sullivan of Towanda, Jenny and Scott Dickinson of Concord, N.C., Alicia and Justin Clouse of Sugar Run, and Chavonne and Dan McKenna of Cortland, N.Y.; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by: her first husband, Vaughn Potts; second husband, Thomas Rossa; grandsons, Jared Cobb and Ezra Potts; and son-in-law Dwight Satterfield. Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 11, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Bishop Dan Buynak officiating. Interment will be in the Rushville Cemetery, Rush Township, Susquehanna County. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. There will be an Eastern Star service directly preceding the funeral service. Memorials are directed to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Missionary Fund, c/o Bishop Dan Buynak, 181 Hummingbird Lane, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/9/2014

JONES –MYLTLE V. VANZILE, 94, of Cayuta, N.Y., passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, N.Y. She was born in Warren Center, Pa., on May 26, 1920, the daughter of the late Leo and Madeline Jones. Myrtle was a hairdresser for 30 years. She was a member of the Cayuta United Methodist Church, the Cayuta Cemetery board, and served for over 20 years at the Cayuta Food Pantry. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, L. Rodney VanZile, in 2000. She is survived by her son Thomas L. (Linda) VanZile of Shreveport, La.; grandson Patrick VanZile of Pensacola, Fla.; step-grandchildren Ammie Carey of Louisiana, and Robert Carey of Connecticut; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Carlton (Maxine) Jones of Warren Center, Pa.; and nieces and nephew, Diane, Jackie and Leo. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Myrtle's graveside service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Cayuta Cemetery, Cayuta, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. –Towanda Daily Review 6/10/2014

ROBERT MAURICE ‘BOB’ JONES SR., 86, of Summerville, S.C., entered eternal life on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Knightsville United Methodist Church, Summerville. The family will receive visitors in the Family Life Center of the church beginning at 3 p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel. Jones was born on Nov. 5, 1927 in Galeton, Pa. He was the son of Edgar William Jones and Bernice Emma Sager. He was a graduate of Nichols High School in Nichols, N.Y., and he was a Mason. He served in the U.S. Navy Sea Bees from 1945 to 1946 and was stationed in the Philippines. He achieved the rank of Baker 3rd Class during World War II. He married Doris Elaine Baldwin in 1947 and they had four children. Jones and his wife moved to Charleston in 1961. In New York, he worked at the American Bridge Company and apprenticed with his father in the plumbing business. In Charleston, he worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard until his retirement as a sheet metal mechanic. In the community, he volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years, working on the unit, district and council level. He received the Silver Beaver Award, the Vigil Honor and the E. Urner Goodman Founders Award. He was a charter member of the Unali Yi Lodge 236, Order of the Arrow. As an Eagle Scout counselor, he guided many young Boy Scouts along the trail to earning the Eagle Scout Award. He also served as Scoutmaster and District Commissioner and on various adult training staffs for Scouting. Jones volunteered at Knightsville United Methodist Church as Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher and served on the Administrative Board and Council on Ministries. For his work bringing the Boy Scout program to the church, the United Methodist Church presented him with the Cross and Flame Award. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; his parents; his sister, Barbara; and his daughter, Beverly. He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Patee of North Charleston and Wendy Cole (Fred) of Wasilla, Alaska; his son, Robert M. Jones Jr. of Ladson; and four grandchildren, English Pike (Brad) of Cherry Hill, N.J., Christopher Patee (Carla) of Santee, S.C., Michael Patee of Abilene, Texa, and Laura Earley (Zach) of Jasper, Ala.; and two great-grandchildren, Cooper and Charleston Pike of Cherry Hill. He will be missed by his four-legged buddy, Daisy, who he loved very much. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in the name of Robert M. Jones Sr. to: Boy Scouts of America - Camp Ho Non Wah fund, 1025 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC, Meals on Wheels of Summerville, P.O. Box 592, Summerville, SC or Knightsville United Methodist Church, 1505 Central Ave., Summerville, SC. –Sayre Morning Times 4/22/2014

KELLOGG –JANET B. KELLOGG SHOEMAKER of Rock Stream: Age 82, of Rock Stream, NY died unexpectedly on Monday June 16, 2014 at the home of her son, surrounded by her loving family. Friends may call from 2-4 pm Thursday (June 19) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where her funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Interrnment in Rock Stream Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837, or the Ovid Ambulance Corp. 2136 Brown St. Ovid, NY. Janet was born November 13, 1931 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Mott H. and Beatrice Bement Kellogg. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1951. She worked for Rothchilds until she married the late Carvey Dale "Pete" Shoemaker on Nov. 18, 1951 in Himrod, NY. He passed away on February 7, 2011. A homemaker for the rest of her life; Mrs. Shoemaker was a member of the Himrod Baptist Church, and occasionally attended the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church; she was also a Past President of The King's Daughters in Corning, NY. A lifelong local resident having lived in the same home since she was thirteen; in her spare time she enjoyed crochet, knitting, quilting, her cats, but most of all. She loved spending time with her family. She loved and will be dearly missed by her only son Curtis Dale (Roeberta "Birdie") Shoemaker of Lodi; 5 grandchildren, Curtis Dale (Sue) Shoemaker Jr. of Moravia, NY, Scotti Lee (Jaimi) Shoemaker of Lodi, Nickie (Chris) Wayand of Bossier City, LA, Tricia (Brian) Edwards of Groton, Dale Richard "D.R." (Erin) Shoemaker of Hartford Mills, NY; 12 great grandchildren Meagan, Cody, Little Joe, & Korey Shoemaker, Chrissy, & Amber Wayand, Austin, & Emma Edwards, Daimon, Ethan, Reece, & Grace Shoemaker; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Christine Ann Shoemaker in 1993. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/18/2014

RUSSELL E. KELLOGG, 45, of Ithaca, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born in Chestertown, MD on October 30, 1968 and graduated from Ithaca High School. He was employed for several years at Welliver in Montour Falls. He is survived by his mother, Jane Coker of Interlaken; sister, Jane (William) Oper of Syracuse; aunt, Sue Kellogg of Marathon, FL; uncles, Russell Kellogg of Port Charlotte, FL and James Kellogg of Hector; step sister, Nicole Coker; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Charles Kellogg in 1997. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Private burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Russell's memory to the Ithaca Rescue Mission. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/24/2014

WILLIAM R. ‘BILL’ KELLOGG of Conesus, NY died March 10, 2014 at home, after a lengthy battle with bladder cancer, at age 53 years. Survived by his wife, Connie Kellogg of Conesus; children, Daniel (Heather Martin) Kellogg of Dansville and Justin (Kristen Spadin) Kellogg of Gates; grandchildren, Taylor & Evan Kellogg; parents, Robert (Patricia) Kellogg of Conesus; siblings, Carol (Tom) Inskeep of PA and Linda (Sandy) Kellogg-Bentivegna of Greece; grandmother, Sarah Leiby of Troy, PA; nieces & nephews, aunts & uncles, and many friends. Bill was an active member of the Conesus Lake Riders Motorcycle Club where he was the Sergeant At Arms for several years. He served his community as a Conesus Town Councilman for several terms. Bill retired from the Trane Company after serving 31 years as a Heating and Air Conditioning Technician, where he worked in the Central New York region. He was on the Executive Committee for the Conesus Lake Boy Scout Troop for many years. Bill was always ready to help people, he was always there for his friends and family. Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, where services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial Arnold Cemetery, Conesus, NY. Following the services, all are invited to a gathering at the Conesus Lake Riders Motorcycle Club, 6199 Liberty Pole Road, Dansville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Road, Geneseo, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/12/2014

KELLY –VIVIAN LUNGSTROM, age 88 of 34 Broad Ave., S Waverly, PA passed away on Monday July 21,2014 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre,Pa. after a very brief illness. Vivian is survived by her husband Norman Lungstrom they just celebrated 36 years on June 24th. Their children include Donna and Tom Earley, Kay and Gus Warner, Anne Rinbker and George, Deb McCaluley, Linda and Dale Conrad, Connie and Mark McGinnis and Timothy Lungstrom. She was predeceased by her first husband Bill Wallace, sons Tom and Scott Wallace and daughter Pamela Lungstrom Hubinger. She was very active in several clubs and was a retired X-ray technicain. She enjoyed playing Yahtzee and going to lunch with friends. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Thursday, July 24th at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street Waverly, NY. The celebration of Vivan's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one'ss favorite charity. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, New York. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/23/2014

HOMER EDWIN ‘ED’ KENNEDY, 93, of Newark, Del. passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Born on May 15, 1921 in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late Homer E. Kennedy Sr. and Helen Anna Goeke Kennedy. Ed graduated from Sayre High School, Class of 1940. On Aug. 12, 1942 he joined the U.S. Army Signal Corp. and spent the next two years attending classes at Pennsylvania State College, Philadelphia Signal Depot Civilian Training Division at Temple, Fordham University and NYU. While in the US Army Signal Corp., he proudly served his country during World War II with the 9th Armored Division in Rhineland Central Europe. Ed's tour of duty included the Battle of the Bulge and Liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp. During his service, Ed was awarded several decorations including the Presidential Unit Citation, American Service Medal, EAME Service Medal and WWII Victory Medal. Following his discharge from the military, Ed started his lifelong career in the recording industry. From 1946 to 1960 he served as Chief Engineer of WILM Radio Station. In 1950 Ed launched his own recording company, Ken-Del Productions Inc. which continues to operate in Wilmington, Del. after 64 years. He recently fulfilled his dream with the completion of Delaware's largest commercial recording studio. On Oct. 15, 1954, he married the love of his life, Marjorie Leap. He and Marjorie then moved to Delaware where they raised their three daughters. Always active within the community, Ed was a member of the Masonic Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 in Athens, Pa., Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 74 in Wilmington and served as Vice President of the Big Band Society in Wilmington. Ed will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by the many lives he touched. In addition to his loving wife of more than 59 years, he is survived by three daughters, Shirl Kennedy Lord (Dirk) of Newark, Barbara Kennedy Bobik (Andy) of Bear and Karen Kennedy Burgess (Liam) of Middletown; and nine special grandchildren, Brent, Ryan, Brittany and Victoria Bobik, Brad and Kristen Burgess, Gabriel and Joshua Lotz and Ryan Lord. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, Del., where friends may visit with Ed's family from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A committal service with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning, June 19, 2014 at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, Del. –Towanda Daily Review 6/15/2014

ELYWYN VERN KIE, ("Brother Kie"), formerly of Canton and Towanda, died on March 22, 2014 at age 85 in Rochester, NY after a struggle with cancer and of causes incident to age. Elwyn was born in Johnson City, NY on 3 April 1928, served in Germany with the US Army 1946-1949 and many service organizations throughout his life: police officer, Justice of the Peace, local Red Cross director, VFW, Canton Ambulance Company, Masonic Lodge 745. He authored several historical books on the history of Bradford County, PA. Elwyn owned and operated an agricultural service (an animal health business) for 35 years. He married his wife in 2002 on a promise to a friend and fellow patient at the VA Hospital in Canandaigua, NY and was with her through everything until her passing. He enjoyed woodworking, painting, hunting, fishing, joking, serving others and exploring Family History. Elwyn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he assisted in directing a local Family History Library and loved helping others find and make connections with their family and ancestors. Affectionately known at the center as “Brother Kie” he truly personified the brotherhood of all mankind. It was fitting with his character and personality to see him become Santa Claus at church activities and events at Christmas-time. He is survived by brothers and sisters; John Frank Kye (Sally), Marilyn Jean VanSon (John), Paul C. Kie Bollen (Margaret –deceased), George William Kie (Charlotte), step brothers and sisters; Helen M. Loomis, Harold J. Kie (Kathy), and Phillip E. Kie and many nieces and nephews. Elwyn is predeceased by his wife, Joyce Crump Dehmler (2011), his parents John O. Kie (1988) and Betsy Mae Frazier Kie (1993), sisters; Barbara Anne Twigg (Robert), Joyce E. Susa, Sharon L. Salvi. A Burial Service was held on March 24, 2014 at White Haven Memorial Park in Pittsford, NY with military honors. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday April 19, 2014 7:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1400 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints C/O Cary Jensen, 8 Eastland Ave, Rochester, NY, to the Canton Ambulance Company, American Red Cross or to a charity of one’s choice. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 4/17/2014

KING –JUANITA FELTEN, 93, of Towanda, Pa., passed away Friday morning, March 28, 2014 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Juanita was born in Elkins, W.Va. on March 17, 1921, a daughter of Carl and Edith Boyles King. She served as secretary to the Towanda School District business manager for many years until her retirement. Juanita was a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church where she participated in the choir and the ugly quilts group. Juanita enjoyed playing pitch every Monday with friends and baking cookies and pies for all to enjoy. Surviving are her children Susan Felten of Towanda, William K. Felten and wife Sherry A. Felten of Towanda, Carla Waltz and husband George Waltz of Ulster; grandchildren Kris Middaugh and husband George of Liberty Corners, Haley Ramsauer of Manassas, Va., Ryan Ramsauer and wife Abby of Tucson, Ariz., Tyler Spencer of Towanda, Benjamin Felten of Towanda; great-grandchildren Jillian Larnard and Emitt Klees; brothers Carl King and wife Louise King, Jerry King and wife Joanne King; sister Jean Richey and husband Marl Richey; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Felten, in 1996 and by several brothers. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, with Rev. James Hollister, pastor officiating. Interment will be private. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 103 Main St., Towanda, PA or to Memorial Hospital, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA in Juanita Felten's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/29/2014

ROBERT LEE ‘BOB’ KINNER, of Watkins Glen/Corning area aged 88 years, died on Wednesday March 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm after a long and amazingly beautiful life. His creative mind was strong throughout and he was surrounded by his immediate family and some wonderful friends as he left us. He was born in Elmira, NY on June 22, 1925 to Dr. Jesse Lee Kinner and Margaret Knapp Kinner. He is survived by his sister, Mary Elizabeth Kinner Shoemaker; nieces, Janet Leigh Jones (Walter), Barbara Knapp Shoemaker-Claussen (Bret) and nephew, John Arthur Shoemaker (Marianne); great-niece, Meredith Watts (John); great-nephew, Matthew Haas and special friends, Steve and Deb. Bob served his country during WWII, in Europe, where he was wounded. Bob did many things in his life from running coin laundries to working at banks -- but his forte was remodeling old buildings and turning them into something beautiful and useful such as The Red Schoolhouse in Caton, NY, and what most of you might remember was the Gallery Winehouse and Wet Goods in Corning, NY. He was a great promoter of art, music, good wine and community. He knew and loved everyone and they loved him. He is an icon in Corning and Watkins Glen and leaves behind a legacy of friendship, good works, art and love. He will be missed by all. Per his wishes there are no services planned. There will be a gathering sometime in the future to have his friends all together and laugh, as he is no doubt doing right now, having a great time at his new party. Bob loved travel, and took all the side tours. He is finally in "the land of the grape and the home of the spree" He will be missed and thought of often. À bientôt dear friend. Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/4/2014

KLINE –KATHRYN DYCK, who taught voice at Mansfield University from 1967-1987, died on June 2, 2014 at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, NY. At Mansfield, she conducted the Festival Chorus and taught many students how to perform and appreciate choral and vocal music. She specialized in teaching vocal diction in many languages and also gave numerous vocal recitals and sang and acted in musicals and plays. Kathryn was born in Kutztown, PA, on October 21, 1921, the only child of Lulu (Humbert) Kline and Daniel S. Kline. She graduated from Kutztown State Teacher's College in 1943, Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ) in 1947, and received a master's in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. She became a youth minister and choir director for the Evangelical and Reformed Church, and took part in the ecumenical movement, including the founding of the World Council of Churches in Amsterdam in 1948. In 1949, she married Henry Dyck, of Manitoba, Canada. With her husband, she taught at Bemidji State College in Minnesota, moving to Mansfield with her family in 1967. Kathryn directed church choirs for many years in Minnesota and at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield. After her retirement, she was a major presence in her grandchildren's lives and enjoyed gardening, travel, and research on the Commedia del'Arte, the tradition which produced such diverse genres as comic opera and Punch and Judy puppet shows. For the last 11 years she has lived on an organic farm near Bainbridge, NY. She is survived by a son, John Dyck of Herndon, VA; two daughters, Kathy Mellander of Moose, WY and Elizabeth Dyck of Bainbridge, NY; her son-in-law, Edwin Mellander and daughter-in-law Beth Hardesty; five grandchildren, Karl Mellander, Sarah Bierhaus, Daniel Hardesty-Dyck, Nathan Hardesty-Dyck, and Will Hardesty-Dyck; and one great-grandchild, Helen Bierhaus. Her husband, Henry, died in 1973. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/28/2014

JAMES KLOTZ SR., 79, of Troy, Pa., passed away quietly at home on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Born on March 17, 1935 in Chester, Pa., Jim was a son of the late William L. and Sara (Gray) Klotz. He moved to Bradford County in 1981 and settled on the Hidden Spring Farm in West Burlington Township. Professionally a software engineer, Jim also remodeled two Victorian homes and built two barns as well as being a great husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Elva "Ellie" (Taylor) Klotz; three children, Janice (Mark) Webster, Eve (Michael) Orvis and James Jr. (Lorraine) Klotz; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two brothers. In keeping with Mr. Klotz's wishes, services will be private. Interment will be in Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery in Chester County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Jim's memory to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 91 Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA. Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 6/13/2014

ALBERT MORRIS ‘BUTCH’ KNAPP JR. - It is with sad yet grateful hearts that we say goodbye to Butch, 63, who passed away peacefully at his childhood home on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Butch is predeceased by his father, Albert Morris Knapp, Sr. and his beloved brother, George A. Knapp. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Marguerite Cady (Steve); sisters and brothers-in-law: Donna and Keith Bost, Judith Knapp and Wolfgang Pauli, Sandra and Fran Dunbar, Deborah Lepay, Kelly and Ted Norton; sister-in-law: Pam Knapp; as well as nieces and nephew: Averyl Howe (Jason), Nicole Knapp and Zeke Knapp. Butch also leaves behind many relatives and friends. Throughout his youth, Butch was extremely gregarious, fun-loving, and social. He was attractive and smart. Rarely would a week go by when he hadn’t organized an event – a sleep-over, a baseball game on our diamond in the front lawn or swim at the Pond House for neighbourhood friends. He loved dancing, driving his car, fishing and hunting – always with friends. He lived life “large”. On December 1, 1969, all that changed. At 19, he was drafted by the US Selective Services in the first lottery-by birthday drawing since 1942. He was inducted into the Army as Sergeant E-Five and served from January 19, 1970 to November 19, 1971. He was awarded the PURPLE HEART for wounds received in action in the Republic of Vietnam. After his term of service, he was a changed man. He suffered deeply from the devastating effects of being in a war. Over time, he became more reclusive. Our family respected his wishes and supported his chosen life-style. He lived out his life, happy at home, made possible by the on-going support and care from George’s family, next door.
He was our beloved hero. He is truly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. (Born September 14, 1950) –Carol Brotzman

THOMAS M. ‘KNAPPY’ KNAPP SR. was born July 21, 1938 in Elmira the son of the late Ross and Mary (Stropes) Knapp Sr. passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 peacefully at his home in Southport surrounded by his loving family. His siblings, Darla Simons, Ross Knapp Jr., Shirley Blasingim and Joe Edwards preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sandra (Frost); beloved children: Thomas Knapp Jr. of Millport, NY; Karen (Robert) Coats of Catlin, NY; Denise Cady of Pine City, NY; siblings: Nancy (Darold) Champaign of South Carolina; Joan Stevens of Tennessee; Gordon Knapp of Tennessee; along with 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. For many years, Tom owned and operated Knappy's Body and Fender in Horseheads. He was an avid NASCAR fan and followed it religiously, with Brad Keselowski being his favorite driver. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday, March 17, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 7 PM. Lay Pastor and friend, Art Swartwood will officiate. Memorial donations in Tom's memory may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/2014

KNELLER –FIETTA D. SAXE, 74, of Dushore, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at her home. Born Aug. 23, 1939 in Colley, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Pearl Barnes Kneller. Her husband of 31 years, Arthur H. Saxe Sr., preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1994. Fietta was a very loving and caring person who was always willing to help those in need. She attended the Lovelton Bible Church and was very much a country girl. She loved country music, square dancing, gardening, canning, watching soap operas and attending yard sales. Fietta also enjoyed animals, bird watching, and could fix nearly anything. Surviving are a daughter, Susie M. (Joshua) Garner of Madison, Wis.; three sons, Jay A. Saxe of Dushore, Arthur H. (Danelle) Saxe of Williamsport, and James C. (Beth) Saxe of Ark.; three grandchildren, Sandra Saxe, Ryan Saxe, and Alexa Saxe; two great-grandchildren, Tucker-Roy Saxe and Ashlyn-May Saxe; a half-sister, Pauline Hilliker of Chemung, N.Y.; a half-brother, Kenneth (Phyllis) Quail of Shunk; and her beloved cat, Dolly. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Redeemer Church, 244 S. German St., Dushore, with Pastor Doug Mills officiating. A private burial will follow in Colley Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. –Towanda Daily Review 4/3/2014

JACK BRUCE KNOUSE, formerly from Sayre, passed away June 2, 2014 at the Rockhill Mennonite Community in Sellersville, PA. Born in Benton, PA on April 25, 1924, he was the son of Doyle and Nora Knouse. Jack graduated in 1942 from Athens High School. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America. Upon graduation, Jack enlisted in the US Army Air Corps and served in the Troop Carrier Command in World War II. After the war, Jack attended Bucknell University, graduating in 1949. He was employed by Ingersoll –Rand in Athens until his retirement in 1977. Jack enjoyed the outdoors and achieved a lifetime Master rating with the NRA in small bore rifle shooting. Jack was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sayre, serving on the church council and as financial secretary. He was a kind, gentle man who enjoyed traveling and volunteered his time graciously to Meals on Wheels, where he served on the board of directors. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Betty (Lehman), daughter Jan Kolesar (David) of Brookline, NH, son John (Maureen) of Perkasie, PA, grandchildren Hannah and Ross Kolesar and Ryan, Allison, and Brendan Knouse. He is also survived by brother-in-law George Lehman of Standing Stone, PA, and sister-in-law Janet Knouse of Dover, DE. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins Street in Sayre on Monday, June 9. Jack's family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 with funeral service immediately following. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack's name can be made to your charity of choice or St. John's Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins Street, Sayre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/3/2014

KNOWLDEN –C. JEAN “GRAMMIE” WALL, 90, of McGraw House, Ithaca, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Hospicare Residence surrounded by her loving family. Jean was born in Ralston on May 31, 1923, daughter of the late Albert and Katherine Brannaka Knowlden and widow of John Wall. Jean was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star, Mystic Chapter #275, where she was a faithful color-bearer for over forty years. Survivors include son, David (Dee) Wall; daughters, Shirley (Bill) Betts, Sonja (Mark) Vann and daughter-in-law Catherine Wall; grandchildren, Kevin (Tracy) Wall, Kim (Tim) Payne, Solon (Sonja) Betts, Tori (Mark) Braley, Matt (Lindsey) Vann, Justin (Kirsten) Vann, Andrew, Peter and Patricia Wall; great-grandchildren, Abigail and Madison Wall, Patrick and Kassidy Payne, Ted Robson, Dakota and Dustin Betts, Kody Braley, Robby Dodson, Lucas and Emma Vann; also brothers, Russell, Louis, Carl Knowlden; several nieces, nephews, cousins and her extended family at the McGraw House of Ithaca. In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by her son, Norman Wall, three brothers, and one sister. A celebration of Jean's life was held April 18, 2014 at Bangs Funeral Home with pastor Dale Ford Officiating. Burial was held at the Larue Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Newfield Fire and EMS Co. or Hospicare of Tompkins County. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 6/20/2014

KNOWLES –JOYCE V. JERAULD, 70, of Montrose, PA, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Endless Mountains Health Systems. She was born on February 18, 1944 in Bridgeport, CT, to the late Laurens Vernes and Ella (Dougherty) Knowles. Her husband of 45 years, David P. “Duffy” Jerauld, predeceased her in June of last year. Surviving are her three daughters and sons-in-law, Lori King, Rebecca and Andy Klie, Davina and Geoffrey Magargal, six grandchildren, Andrea and April King, Abigail and Ethan Klie, Grant and Ashley Magargal, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Terrence and Betty Vernes, Robert and Haydee Lombard, two sisters, Diane Evans, Nancy Knowles, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joyce was a warm and caring person who chose to devote much of her life to the care of others; from her own family to the many children she welcomed into her home throughout the years. She will be greatly missed. Callings hours will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home. A Private Graveside service will be held in the South Montrose Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

MICHAEL N. KOMER age 96, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was born on January 5, 1918 in Elmira, NY to the late Andrew and Anna Komarnisky. Michael was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Mary Komer and brothers, John and Walter Komer. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Ann Komer; nieces, Kathleen Komer, Dr. Claudia Komer and Elizabeth Krohn; along with several other nieces and nephews and close friend, Irene Miles. Michael was a veteran of the US Army, severing during WWII. He was a longtime member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church and volunteered for many years at Chemung County ARC. Funeral services will be held at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church on Tuesday, August 5th at 1 p.m. with Father Jason Kappanadze officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Chemung County ARC, 711 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/2014

KREWSON –ELAINE KREWSON STARZER of Waymart, PA, was promoted to glory on Friday, May 23, 2014 after a brief illness. She enjoyed 52 years of marriage to the Rev. Charles F.J. Starzer, who died in 1995. She was born in Newark, NJ on March 19, 1926 and was raised in East Orange, NJ, the daughter of the late William Henry and Florence Crelin Krewson. She was a partner in her husband’s ministry and served as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader and Bible Study teacher, among many other roles in the Rose to Presbyterian Church, the First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale and the Waymart Presbyterian Church. Through her life and ministry she touched innumerable lives with God’s love. Elaine is survived by her children: Paul C. Starzer of Carbondale, Miriam S. Baker, R.N., of Port Jervis, NY and the Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Starzer of Mechanicsville, VA, former pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. She was also blessed with eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She sadly was also preceded in death by her son, John A. Starzer in 2010. The funeral was held Wednesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. in the Waymart Presbyterian Church, Belmont Street, Waymart. Interment was in Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart. Friends called Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale and WednesdaY from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Waymart Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, she requested gifts be sent to the Memorial Fund of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wyalusing, PA. –Wyalusing Rocket 6/4/2014

DONALD E. KUHN, 73, of Troy, Pa. passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 7, 2014. Born in Wayland, N.Y. on Oct. 30, 1940, Don was a son of the late Francis and Anna (Didas) Kuhn. He was a 1959 graduate of Aquinas Institute High School. On Sept. 16, 1961, Don married the former Bonnie Elphick in Rochester, N.Y. They were blessed with 52 years together and raised five children. Don began his working career with E. I. DuPont Corp. in Rochester before transferring in 1985 to the Towanda plant. After retiring in 1992, he continued working as a truck driver for Taylor Meats in Wyalusing. Don's favorite hobby involved his love for trains. His enjoyment came with spending meticulous hours in his basement creating miniature displays of working model trains, detailed scenery and railroad fixtures. His favorite display took 9 years to complete. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie; children, Deborah Kuhn of Rochester, N.Y., Ronald (Kristin) Kuhn of Wells, Maine, Gregory Kuhn of Troy, Robert (Lisa) Kuhn of Weston, W.Va., Christine (Matt) Davis of Troy; seven grandchildren, Brittany and Desirae Kuhn, Andrew, Nicholas and William Kuhn, Morgen and Corey Davis; three siblings, Carol Grove of Spencerport, N.Y., Leo (Ruth Anne) Kuhn of Murray, N.Y. and Tom Kuhn of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Robert Hartman of Wisconsin; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Barbara Maher and Dorothy Hartman. A memorial service in celebration of Don's life will be announced at a later date. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 3/8/2014

KERMIT A. LABARR, 69, of Sayre, Pa., went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa., following a brief illness. He was born on April 29, 1945 in Ithaca, N.Y., the son of the late Howard and Nellie Hoose LaBarr. Kermit loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was formerly employed by Douglas Brothers Paving. Kermit was a collector of miniature tractors and statues of animals. He loved being outside enjoying the nice weather.
He is predeceased by his sister Louise Carter, brother-in-law Russell Ike, and nephew Tony Ike.
Kermit is survived by his wife of 46 years Margaret at home, Carrie and John McKean of Ulster, Pa., Rachel and Chris Ishman of Blades, Del., and Nellie LaBarr of Sayre, grandchildren Amanda Philpot, Jennifer Matthews, Russell Matthews, Andrea Young, Ryan Burlingame, Eric Ishman, Autumn McCracken, Austin McCracken, and Daniel LaBarr, two great-grandchildren Tyler and Ethan, siblings Jane Ike of Lodi, N.Y., Marge Stanton of Ithaca, Carol Seaman of Newfield, N.Y., and Arlene of Newfield, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Waverly Nazarene Church, 310 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Kermit's memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 4/23/2014

COLONEL WILLIS FRANCIS ‘BILL’ LARRABEE, U.S. Army, retired, formerly of Elmira, NY, died at his home on Amelia Island, FL on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Born on December 12, 1942 he was the eldest of four children born to Isabelle Jean Lisi Larrabee and the late Willis I. Larrabee. Mr. Larrabee graduated from the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, where he received a BS in Accounting in 1964. He earned his MS in Business Education from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA in 1972. Bill was commissioned in the United States Army Infantry, July, 1964. His military schooling included Basic and Advanced Officer courses, Airborne and Ranger schools, Special Forces Officer courses, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. Colonel Larrabee served two tours in Korea and two in Viet Nam. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V Device and two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with numeral 9, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Navy Commendation Medal with V Device, Air Force Commendation Medal, the Combat and Expert Infantry Badges, Master Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Army General Staff Identification Badge, The Legion of Merit first Oak Leaf Cluster, Order of National Security Merit, SAMIL Medal from the Republic of Korea and various foreign awards. Upon retirement from the Army, he worked as a contract consultant with the Department of Defense in Washington, DC. From 1997 to 2000 he was President and General Manager of The International Trust Company Bank of Liberia, West Africa. Until present time, he consulted for The Department of Home Land Security and FEMA as ICF Regional Coordinator and Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program DHS-FEMA Region IV. Bill is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rita Leonhardt Larrabee, originally of Cherryville, NC; their daughters, Brooke Larrabee of Pinehurst, NC, and Paige Larrabee McCullough (David) of Marietta, GA; his mother, Mrs. Isabelle Larrabee of Elmira, NY; three grandchildren, Bain, Carter and Ellie McCullough of Marietta, GA; sister, Theresa Larrabee Creed (Ed) of Solano Beach, CA; brothers, Jerry Larrabee (Nancy) of Horseheads, NY, and Joe Larrabee (Rico Rapasora) of Hadley, NY. His family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 16 from 5PM-7PM at Oxley - Heard Funeral Home, Fernandina Beach, FL. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Thursday July 17 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Fernandina Beach, FL with Father Jose Kallukalum, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the United Cerebral Palsy Association and/or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/16/2014

LEDERER –MARJORIE A. CARDI age 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Seneca View Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. Marge was born in Sayre PA on July 26, 1922 the daughter of Otto H. and Elizabeth Touhey Lederer. She was predeceased by her son Robert J. Cardi. Marge is survived by her daughter Elizabeth A. Preston of Montour Falls; sons, Joseph V. Cardi of Syracuse and Thomas A. Cardi of Newburgh IN; daughter-in-law Kelly Cardi of Elmira; grandchildren Todd Cardi, Kristy Poole, Jamie Preston, Dana Rentes, Ajay Cardi and Vinny Cardi; great grandchildren, Mariya, Rory, Marilyn, Juan, Laurel, Luca, Lorenzo and Julian. Marge was retired from the Star Gazette with over 35 years of service. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Burial will be at St. James Cemetery in Waverly. Those wishing may make donations in Marge's memory to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., Route 352, Elmira NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/12/2014

DONALD LEE LEIGHTON JR. - On Sunday, May 18, 2014, Donald Lee Leighton Jr., of Monroeton passed away unexpectedly at his residence. He was 42 years of age. Born in Sayre on May 11, 1972, he was the son of Donald L. Leighton Sr., and Marjorie (Dunn) Leighton. For most of his working life Donny was a mill worker for Shaffer's Feed Service in Monroeton. He loved the company of family and friends, and enjoyed mountain riding in a jeep. Donny had a huge heart and would do anything to help his friends and family. He is survived by his girlfriend, Tammy Kellum of Monroeton; sisters, Donna (and Gary) Eddy of Troy, Pa., Diane Leighton of Monroeton, Pam (and Charles) Johnson of Towanda; niece, Stacy (and Daniel) Barnes of Coryland; nephews Charles Johnson Jr. of Towanda and Brett Johnson of San Diego, Calif.; great-niece Evie Barnes and great-nephew Kaleb Barnes. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, with services at 3 p.m. Interment will be private. –Towanda Daily Review 5/20/2014

WILLIAM LARUE LETTS SR., 88, of Ocala, FL passed away November 27, 2013. He was the son of Harold Clark and Kittie Maud (Watkins) Letts. He is survived by his daughter, Christine (Edwin) Watts of Elmira, NY and son, William (Roberta) Letts, Jr. of Painted Post, NY. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; brothers, Harold, Jr. and Lawrence; and sisters, Florence, Doris, Marion, Janice, Betty and Shirley. William was born in Troy, PA and was schooled in New York, and graduated from Painted Post High School. After high school, he entered the US Navy. Bill was a member of Under Water Demolition Team 19 and participated in the invasion of Okinawa. He was a member of VFW Post #524 in Corning, NY and the American Legion Post #1612 in Big Flats, NY. He will be buried in the Veterans National Cemetery in Bath, NY with full military honors, at the convenience of his family. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/2014

GERALD PAUL LIBONATI, 92, of Towanda, Pa. passed away Wednesday evening, June 25, 2014 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Gerald was born in Teaneck, N.J. on April 22, 1922, the son of Paul and Marie Marsillio Libonati. He was a graduate of Bergenfield High School, Bergenfield, N.J. Following high school, Gerald was employed in the cosmetic manufacturing industry for several years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Gerald worked as a truck driver for a number of years and later joined his brother John in the pipe fitting business in Saddle Brook, N.J. where he remained until his retirement. Gerald enjoyed gardening and caring for his home. He is survived by his wife, Betty Brink Libonati; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory A. and Cindy Libonati of New Jersey; and grandchildren, Michael and Kristen. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Libonati in 1995; sister, Marie Alfis; and brothers, John and Anthony Libonati. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 6/27/2014
 
LINSNER –KATHY ANN AYERS, age 59, of Corning, NY, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira following a lengthy illness. Kathy was born December, 22nd, 1954 in Elmira, daughter of the late Arthur and Rose (Gartner) Linsner. She married Bruce M. Ayers May 30th, 1987 in Corning, he survives her. Kathy graduated from Horseheads High School, class of 1973, and later from Corning Community College. She received her Bachelors' Degree in graphic design from Syracuse Business Institute and she operated Fanfare in Corning for many years. Kathy was an assistant teacher at Severn Elementary in Corning and had been a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, Troop 1096, and she was a member of St. Mary's Church in Corning. Kathy enjoyed gardening, rock collecting and bird watching. A keyboard player, Kathy liked to jam with her classmates. She was devoted to organizing her class reunions and took great pride in it. Her great enjoyment was spending time with her family, friends and her dog Misty. Kathy's smile and laugh would light up any room. She is survived by her husband: Bruce M. Ayers, two daughters: Jessica (Bradley) Pryslopski of Painted Post, NY, and Jennifer Ayers of Corning, NY and one son: Jordan Ayers of Corning, NY, one brother: Arthur (Carolyn) Linsner of Chicago, IL, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received Monday June 30th from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm at Carpenters' Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney St. Corning. A Mass for Kathy will be Tuesday July 1st at 11:00am at St. Mary's Church 155 State St. Corning. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Corning Food Pantry, 35 W William St. Corning NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/29/2014

LITTEER –LILLIAN ETHEL LITTEER ACKLEY, 80, of Burdett, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, July 14, 2014. She was born on September 1, 1933, the daughter of the late Fred and Ethel Brown Litteer. Lillian retired from Cornell University after 20 years of dedicated service. She was an avid Yankees fan and she lived for her family. She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert and Skip Litteer, and sister, Emma Barrett. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Charles Ackley, Sr.; her adoring children, Charlene (Albert) Root, Kathleen (William) Leff, Darlene (Richard) Jaynes, Eileen (Rick) Dean, Charles (Jan)Ackley, Jr., and Marlene (William) McMinds; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; her brother, Donald (Virginia) Litteer; sister, Sadie Wheeler; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends, including Pat and Joanne Chaffee and Barbara Grey. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from 12-2 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor David Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Beaver Dams Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/2014

GEORGE A. LITZELMAN, 81 of Dushore RD 1 died Sunday afternoon March 19, 1989 at his home. He was born in Cherry Township a son of Mathias and Josephine Marshall Litzelman. He married the former Loretta Pritchard on April 27, 1931. He was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County and was engaged in farming all of his life. He owned and operated the G.L.F. Mill in Dushore for 25 years. He was a member of St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church in Dushore and was a member of its Holy Name Society. Surviving are his spouse, Loretta at home; five sons: George of Bryceville, Fla., Gerald of Orange Park, Fla., Bernard, Donald and Gordon of Dushore: two daughters: Mrs. Mary Jane Trasco of Dushore and Mrs. Marlene Pardoe of Forksville: two brothers: Paul and Charles of Dushore: a sister, Mrs. Helen Broschart of Dushore; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Marie Broschart in 1973; by a sister, Lydia (Sister Emily IHM) in 1973; two brothers: Leo in 1968 and Francis in 1977. The funeral service will be held Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Basil’s Church with the Rev. Patrick J. McLaughlin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will be a vigil service at 8 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday. –Towanda Daily Review

ROLLAND B. LOOMIS, 84, of Montrose, Pa., passed away peacefully after an extended illness on May 30, 2014, at the Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose, Pa. He was born on Jan. 25, 1930, in Sayre, Pa., to the late Irving Nelson and Anna Grow (Lott) Loomis. He was predeceased by his wife, Marion (Crosby) Loomis. Surviving are his three sons and significant others, Rolland B. Loomis Jr. and Roy DeBise, Tucson, Ariz.; Jerald and Lori Loomis, Montrose, Pa.; and Timothy and Kristine Loomis, Montrose, Pa.; daughter, Deborah Loomis and Todd Smith, Montrose, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Jerald Jr. (Michele) Loomis, Brooke, Kyle and Zachary Loomis, Justin and Anna Loomis and Morgan and Colby Major; five great-grandchildren, Kaylyn, Ashton, Jerrin, Kathleen and Jaylyn; sister-in-law, Jean Loomis, Montrose, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother, Irving Loomis. Rolland was a member of the Masonic Warren Lodge, Lions Club, American Society of Highway Engineers, APC, VFW, American Legion, American Concrete Pipe Assoc. and various hunting associations. He was an avid hunter, who traveled the world to hunt in expeditions to Mongolia, Siberia, Alaska and South Africa. He enjoyed golfing, traveling with his wife, going on cruises and cross country trips, ice fishing and spending time at the family cabin. He was a partner in the operation of Irving N. Loomis & Sons, who constructed highway and manufactured concrete pipe. The company built 100s of miles of highway and millions of feet of concrete pipe. His favorite saying was "Merry Christmas!" A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Montrose United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Sarah Kolenda officiating. Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be sent to Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, Pa., or the United Methodist Church of Montrose, Pa. –Scranton Times 6/1/2014

DAVID A. LOPER age 68, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Born April 29, 1946 in Elmira to the late Francis E. and Mildred (Carey) Loper. His wife of nearly 49 years, Sandra (Crain) Loper, who were married July 17, 1965 survives him. The couple have 3 children: Denise (Bill) Dzikowski of Lyons, NY; David (Tammi Baldwin) Loper of Erin, NY; Lori (Dale) Dapp of Millerton, PA. They also have 6 grandchildren: Josh and Julia Dzikowski; Abbi and Alex Loper; Kayla and Ashley Dapp; great-granddaughter, Kendall Klub; and was predeceased by grandson, Gregory Klub in September 2013; sister, Agnes Cundy. He is survived by 2 sisters, 2 brothers, also 2 special nephews, Jay (Toni) House, Todd Loper and his best fishing buddy, Willy McGee; along with several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to a dear friend Loretta Smith for always being there for the Loper family. He ran his own business, Loper Construction for over 20 years. He loved fishing, hunting and anything outdoors. He loved and enjoyed his grandchildren and they loved and enjoyed their Pa Pa. He had 2 furry companions, "Oscar" and "Fuzzy". It was David's request for no viewing or receiving hours. He will be cremated at the family's convenience. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY to celebrate Dave's life at a luncheon from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Rev. Mark Erway will celebrate Dave's life at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/11/2014

LYKE –ALICE E. FISKE, 88, of Wyalusing, died Saturday May 20, 1995 at the home of her daughter following a long illnessBorn in Towanda, Nov. 23, 1906, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Browing Lyke. She was a cook in the cafeteria at the Camptown and Wyalusing elementary schools for 22 years. She also was a cook at many summer camps throughout Bradford County. She was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, serving as church custodian and caretaker for several years. She was preceded in death by sisters, Laura Meyers, Erva Wells, Adela Eldred and son-in-law, Neil Benscoter. Surviving are her son, Louis, Spring Hill; daughters, Mrs. William (Aileen) Learn, Spring Hill; Mrs. Frank (Marilyn) Carr, Wilmont; Mrs. Wayne (Patricia), Dushore; Mrs. Janice Benscoter, Laceyville; half-brother, Perry Babcock, Pompton Lakes, N.J.; brother-in-law Robert Eldred, Towanda; 22 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Memorial funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with the Rev. Sue Hardman Zimmerman of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Spring Hill Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The family will furnish their own flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, RD 1, Wyalusing, Pa., or the Northeast Health and Hospice Care, Inc., 38 N. Main St., Pittston, Pa. –Times Leader 5/22/1995

WILLIAM A. (BILL) MACINTYRE JR., 96, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Towanda Pa., passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was born to the late Anna Lynch MacIntyre and Dr. William A. MacIntyre, Sr., in October 1917 in Boston, Mass. He grew up in Manchester, Mass. from the age of 6. Bill graduated from Andover Academy. He graduated from Harvard University, Cum Laude and went on to graduate from Harvard Business School in 1942. He was married in November 1942, after going with his wife Anne Tower since they met as teenagers in dancing school. Bill spent his working career with Sylvania, working in Salem, Mass., Wheeling W.Va. and Towanda, Pa. Upon retiring after 35 years, he moved to Port Charlotte and formed a group of sailors to teach sailing to all who were interested. After teaching over 700, they lost count. He was a long time member of Punta Gorda Boat Club, Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, and the Port Charlotte Sail Club. He actively raced and encouraged his students to do so as well. Bill leaves his wife, Anne, and their four children and their spouses, daughter, Marilyn (Christopher) Wolf, daughter, Nancy (Eric) Johnson, son, Bill (RaeAnn) MacIntyre and daughter, Jeanne (Robert) Hand; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held April 9 for the immediate family at Charlotte Memorial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross, Good Will or Salvation Army. –Towanda Daily Review 4/13/2014

RICHARD W. ‘DICK’ MADDOX, 85, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born August 20, 1928, in Elmira, NY, the son of Raymond W. and Flora E. (Roby) Maddox. Dick graduated from Elmira Southside in 1946, and went on to serve in the U.S. Army for two years. He received his Retail Business Management Degree at Utica Tech in 1950. Dick's successful retail career began at Sears-Roebuck & Co. in Elmira, NY. He then worked 20 plus years as the Men's Clothing Buyer at S. F. Iszard's Co., Elmira. He went on to complete his retail career at JC Penney. Dick loved following his many children and grandchildren's sporting events, and was an avid NY Mets fan. Dick was known for his sharp wit and great sense of humor. He also enjoyed gardening, bird watching, Big Band music, shooting pool and golfing - In 1957 Dick played on the Sears Roebuck Golf Team at the Mark Twain Golf Course where his team completed 65 holes (490 strokes) considered then to be the most holes played in 1 day at Mark Twain. He was a longtime member of the American Legion, and faithfully donated to many charitable organizations including the local PBS station. Richard is survived by his wife, Bette J. (Webster) Maddox of 56 years; his eight children, Roger, Tom, Bill (Tami), Carol (Carl) Holmes, Kim (Dave) Townsend, Karen, Gary, Crystal (Kirk) Ruddock; grandchildren, Valerie (LaGesse), Justin, Nicholas, Marissa, Ray, Andrea, Toni, Alex, Jacob and Addison. He is predeceased by his parents, brother Gary (of Florida) and daughter Susan. The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Friday, April 18, 2014, from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow calling hours at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Campbell, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National MS Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/16/2014

MICHAEL D. ‘MIKE’ MADIGAN, 69, of Melbourne, Fla., died unexpectedly on Friday, May 9, 2014.
Mike was a former Valley resident and graduated from Waverly High School in 1963. Mike was the son of the late Frank and Betty Madigan and brother of the late Donna Romania. He is survived by: his wife, Elizabeth, of Florida; two sons, Michael of Texas and Mark of Georgia; brother, Tom Madigan of Sayre; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Florida. –Sayre Morning Times 5/24/2014

ROBERT L. MANLEY, 72, of Whitesboro, NY died January 8, 1988. He was born in Granville Center, PA, son of Paul and Eleanor Manley. Mr. Manley graduated from Troy High School and was a World War II veteran serving in the Pacific Zone. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Packard Manley in 1972. He is survived by daughters; Mrs. Fred (Janet) Griffiths, New York Mills, NY and Mrs. Carol De La Marter, Lake George, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Debra Manley, Whitesboro, NY and son, Paul Robert Manley of Albany, NY; four grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Robert Estep and Elizabeth and Earl Ripley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Ruth Manley and Harry and Elizabeth Manley all of Troy, PA. The funeral service was held in Whitesboro, NY on Jan. 11. –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES A. MARCY of Tunkhannock died at his home on Tuesday April 15, 2014. He was born in Tunkhannock on November 24, 1935 son of the late Charles O. and Ada Allen Marcy. Chuck was a 1953 graduate of Tunkhannock High School. He was a member of IBEW local 1319 and for several years he worked as a lineman for several electric power company’s. A member of Nicholson Lodge #438, and various other Masonic organizations. Preceding him in death were brothers: Jack and Francis ‘Bubs” Marcy, sisters: Emily R. Wilcox and Irene Smurkowski. Surviving his is wife and companion of 35 years Dorothea Watkins Marcy, sons Charles R. III and Todd Marcy of Scranton, daughter Karen A. Borden of Tunkhannock, 2 grandchildren, a great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. –Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Notice

MAST –PATRICIA RENEE ‘PATTY’ TURNER age 43, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, before departing to meet her Eternal Father. She is survived by her husband Richard "Turk" Turner, with whom she shared many wonderful and adventurous years together; two sons, Kaleb and Jacob; parents, Esther Mast of Winfield PA and Daniel Mast of Milton PA; brother Daniel Mast of Allenwood PA. Patty adored her husband and children. They were the center of her universe. Being a mother was the most important job to her. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, bird watching and many exciting trips with her family. Patty fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a nurse and worked many years in the healthcare field. She provided empathy and compassion to all her patients and was dedicated to help them recover. Patty is a 1989 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School, continuing her education at Geisinger School of Nursing receiving a degree as a Registered Nurse. She began her nursing career in the Intensive Care Unit at Evangelical Community Hospital. Patty spent the last 19 years of her career at Arnot Ogden Medical Center serving many roles, until she was finally able to return to her passion of critical care in the Intensive Care Unit. Calling hours are from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday July 21, 2014 at Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City NY. A Memorial Service officiated by Pastor Bill Vallet will follow at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family has established a scholarship fund for Richard and Patty's children. Contributions to the Turner Children Scholarship Fund are being handled by GLN Tax and Payroll, 221 W. Church Street, Suite 1, Elmira NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/17/2014

MATYLAS –NANCY C. MATYLAS-PRUTSMAN, of Troy, PA, passed away on June 29, 2014. Her passing was peaceful and without pain. Nancy was born on September 7, 1937 in Cuba, NY, the youngest of five sisters born to Eva Louise Pierce and William Carl Matylas. She attended Cuba Public High School and was graduated from Avon Park High School, Avon Park, FL. She attended the Davis Institute of Medical Technology in Miami, FL; Milton College, Milton, WI, and was graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. She completed graduate work at Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton, FL and received a Reading Specialist Certification from Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA. She taught art education in Emory, GA schools and elementary education in the Broward County School system in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She chose to be an at home wife and mother and found satisfaction with that choice. She was very knowledgeable about flowers and herbs and had a successful mail order business in special culinary herbs. Well known for her flower gardens, she won numerous awards with her herbs and flowers. She served on the Troy Library Board and numerous church committees. During her college years she sang in college and university choral groups and continued her musical interests by becoming proficient with the guitar and singing in holiday cantatas. For many years she was a literacy volunteer. Nancy, (Wisnewandoga), was an active member of the Diahoga Paths Community of Native Americans, an affiliation which was especially meaningful for her. Survived by her husband of 53 years, Thomas D. Prutsman, of Troy, PA; 2 children, Eric D. Prutsman (Kimberly) of Tallahassee, FL, and Rebecca C. Wilber (Mark) of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. grandchildren; Michael, Jordan, and Steven Prutsman, Andrew, Mattea, Isaac, Maryah, Mishala and Sanna Wilber; sisters, Evelyn Shoots of Henrietta, NY and Lois Gilbert of Mobile, AL; and 12 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Marilyn Paull (Phillip) of Ft. Atkinson, WI, and Eileen Bartell (Robert) of San Antonio, TX. A memorial service for Nancy will be held at the Austinville Union Church, Austinville, PA on August 9th, 2014 starting at 10:00 A.M., conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Marple. A social gathering will follow the service. Those wishing to do so may remember Nancy by contributing to any of the following organizations: World Vision, P O Box 70224, Tacoma, WA; Family Life Network, P O Box 506, Bath, NY; The American Cancer Society, East Central Division, P O Box 3125, Williamsport, PA; The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P O Box 27106, New York, NY; or to the Nancy C. Matylas-Prutsman Scholarship Fund, Mansfield Foundation, Mansfield University, Attention: Mindy Engel, Mansfield, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.

FRANCIS EDWARD MCDONALD SR., 80, of Searcy, Ark., formally of Towanda, Pa., passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at White County Medical Center. He was born June 3, 1933 to the late Joseph McDonald Sr. and Fern Clark McDonald in Towanda, Pa. He was of the Catholic faith. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was proud to have served his country. He was a jack of all trades. He loved to tinker with everything. His favorite leisure time was building and flying model planes. He also enjoyed his time at McDonald's restaurant drinking coffee and socializing. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Martha Jane McDonald; four sons, Francis E. McDonald Jr. (Marcy), James Patrick McDonald, Kirk Eddy all of Pennsylvania, and Dennis Eddy (Kim) of Arkansas; three daughters, Ruth Rogers (John) of Florida, Theresa Bump (Brian) of Ohio, and Denise Passeri (Joe) of New York; two brothers, Joseph McDonald Jr. (Doris) and Calvin McDonald (Jane); one sister, Catherine Stephenson; and 11 grandchildren. The memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at St. Paul and Peter Roman Catholic Church. –Towanda Daily Review 4/14/2014

MCMAHON –GERALDINE M. BATTIN of Dushore, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born April 4, 1924 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Francis B. and Mary E. Farrell McMahon. She and her husband, Judson T. Battin, would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on June 25, 2014. After graduating from New Albany High School, she was employed by GE Sylvania, Towanda working in the chemical lab. She then became a full time mother and homemaker in addition to serving as the secretary and bookkeeper for the family business which she continued until retirement. Geraldine was very proud of her Irish heritage and Catholic faith. She was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a devoted Notre Dame fan who also enjoyed traveling. An avid reader, she loved current events and politics along with caring for her many plants and flowers. Above all, she was happiest spending time with her immediate and extended family and friends. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three sons, Bradley J. Battin of Dushore, Steven J. Battin of Philadelphia and Jamie A. Battin of Collegeville; a daughter-in-law, Jacqueline D. Battin of Dushore; three grandchildren, Franklin J. (Brenda) Battin, Amber J. (Shane) Pedro and Brooke J. Battin; six great-grandchildren, Andrew Battin, Michael Battin, Amanda Battin, Silas Pedro, Zane Pedro and Cash Minier; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Oliver and infant Jane McMahon; and three brothers, Edward, Eugene and Joseph McMahon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick presiding. Burial will follow in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Pallbearers will be her nephews, Frank McMahon, Joe McMahon, Kevin McMahon, Tim McMahon, Gary Oliver and Robert Oliver. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in memory of Geraldine be sent to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Endowment Fund, 101 Church Hill St., Dushore, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. –Towanda Daily Review 6/12/2014

MCMURRAY –SIBYL M. STUMP PYLE, 93, of Granville Summit, Pa. (Windfall), died on May 16, 2014, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre Pa. She was born Dec. 19, 1920 to George and Blanche Benninger McMurray at Windfall, Pa. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, the Troy Study Club and attended the Troy Baptist Church. She graduated from Mansfield University (then the Mansfield State Teachers College) in 1942. She taught music in the public schools of Pa. and N.J. She lived in Newton, N.J. for many years before returning to her birthplace at Windfall, Pa. in 1979. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Corinne and Roy Fairbairn of Lititz, Pa.; two granddaughters, Laura Hodges (wife of J. Andrew Hodges) of Chandler, Ariz. and Alison Pidgeon (wife of David Pidgeon) of Lititz, Pa.; four great-grandchildren, John and Elanor Hodges, Ryan and Liam Pidgeon; a stepson, Tom Pyle and wife, Kathy of Providence Forge, Va.; step-granddaughter, Amanda Pyle, Ca. and step-grandson, Russell Pyle, N.M. Three nephews also survive: Clifton McMurray of Canton, Pa., Bruce McMurray and Gene McMurray of Granville Summit, Pa.; as well as several great and great-great-nephews and nieces. In addition to being predeceased by her parents, Sibyl was predeceased by her first husband, John A. Stump; daughter, Stephanie Stump; her second husband, John W. Pyle; a sister, Phyllis Bowen and her husband, Ivan Bowen; and a brother, Percy McMurray and his wife, Neva McMurray. A memorial service to celebrate Sibyl Stump's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Windfall United Methodist Church in Windfall, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 6/12/2014

MCNEIL –SHEILA A. (MCNEIL) CARTWRIGHT, 61, of Elmira, NY went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Sheila was the daughter of the late George and Ruth (Dunbar) McNeil. She is survived by her devoted husband of 33 years, Floyd Cartwright Sr.; son, Floyd (Amanda) Cartwright Jr.; granddaughter, Natalie Cartwright; grandsons, Floyd Cartwright III and Chase Cartwright all of Elmira; sisters, Lorraine Groat (Gaylord Besemer) of Locke, NY; Colleen (Gary) Palmer of Horseheads, NY; step-sons, Martin and Michael Cartwright both of Louisiana; Robert and Christopher Cartwright both of Maine, NY; sisters-in-law, Emma Goodrich of Florida; Alberta Blim of Beaver Dams, NY; Wanda (Charles) Johns of Florida; along with many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and very special friends. She is predeceased by her sisters, Shirley Mapes, Emma Dunmire; brother, William McNeil; nephew, Jerome Bush, who was born the same day as Sheila, February 24, 1953. Sheila graduated from Odessa-Montour High School with her dear lifelong friend, Lois Travis and was employed by the Arnot Ogden Medical Center before developing serious health issues which she endured for many years. She enjoyed crafts and bingo for 13 years at the Elcor Adult Day Care. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral Services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 7 PM. Reverend Edward "Chip" Hoffman will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, NY. Thank You: The family wishes to thank Dr. Povanda, also the doctors and staff at St. Joseph's Hospital, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Corning Hospital, Founder's Pavilion and the Chemung County Nursing Facility who have cared for Sheila since January 2014. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/19/2014

ART MEYERS passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2014. He is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth (Kriner) Meyers; his only son Robert Meyers and his wife Lisa Meyers of Nichols, N.Y.; his two cherished granddaughters, Elizabeth Meyers and her boyfriend, Stephen Kizale, Alisha Meyers and her fiancé, Tyler Allen; his very dear nephews Richard Satterly and his wife, Denise, William Satterly and his fiancée, Amy Beisher, all of Sayre, Pa., as well as his beloved four-legged grandchildren, Abbey, Zoey, Marshall and Sadie. In his early years, Art proudly served in the United States Army. After his military career, he worked as a carpenter in the Valley area for many years prior to being employed at Ingersoll-Rand from 1969 until his retirement in 1997. Art enjoyed hunting, fishing, volleyball and softball. He played several years in the Senior Olympic Games, winning many medals that he proudly shared with family and friends. Throughout his years, he donated over 30 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross. A memorial service will be held this Saturday July 12, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, N.Y. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 7/10/2014

MICHAEL –ELEANOR MAE SHOEMAKER, 85, of Hughesville died Friday February 21, 2014 at her home. She was born July 11, 1928, in Davidson Twp., Sullivan Co., a daughter of the late Milo S. and Ocia I. (Phillips) Michael. January 15, 1942, she married Robert Edward Shoemaker, who died April 21, 2001. She was a member of the Fairview Church of the Nazarene where she served as a Sunday School teacher. She worked for the former Carey McFalls for many years. Eleanor loved sewing, gardening, baking, crocheting, working in her flower beds and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by three sons, David (Judy) Shoemaker, Muncy, Robert E. Shoemaker II, Muncy and Terry E. Shoemaker, Hughesville a daughter, Kathleen Carol (Earl) Little, Muncy, 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three brothers, George (Tess) Michael, Turbotville, Irvin (Patsy) Michael, Hughesville and Clarence (Karen) Michael, Muncy. In addition to her husband of 59 years, she was preceded in death by a son, Randy Q. Shoemaker, Sr. and a sister, Shirley Simons. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville by Rev. Jane O’Borski. The interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home, Tuesday from 1 p.m. till the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the SUN Home Hospice, 260 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg, PA. The family wishes to thank the Muncy Valley Hospital, Skilled Nursing Unit and Rehabilitation Center for their special care of Eleanor. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 2/22/2014

JAMES DAVID MINGOS, 43, of 34 Lilac Lane, Sayre, Pa., passed away early Monday morning, May 26, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. James was born in Sayre on Oct. 6, 1970, the son of Dorothy King Mingos and the late George Mingos Sr. He was a graduate of Troy High School, Troy, Pa., Class of 1988 and was a graduate of the Municipal Police Program at Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa. James served as a police officer in South Waverly and part-time as an officer in Athens and Towanda until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. He enjoyed music, playing guitar and NASCAR racing. Surviving are his mother, Dorothy Mingos of Sayre; brothers, Jerry Mingos of Sayre, George Mingos Jr. and wife Linda of Syracuse, N.Y.; nephew, Adam Mingos of Waverly; and an aunt and uncle, Pauline and Steve Gandolph of Sayre. He was preceded in death by his father, George Mingos Sr. in 1990. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home of Sayre is assisting the Mingos family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be directed to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA in memory of James David Mingos. –Towanda Daily Review 5/28/2014

JEFFREY JAMES ‘JEFF’ MITCHELL, age 65, of Wasilla, Alaska, formerly of East Smithfield, went to be with his father, Frank Mitchell, on July 1, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska, after a lingering illness. He was born on March 28, 1949 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Frank and Marion Adams Mitchell.  Jeff had spent the last 35 years in his beloved Alaska doing construction work, living in Homer for a time and finally settling in Wasilla. He loved the outdoors, animals, and his family. He also loved showing Alaska to anyone who made the trek "up north." He was often visited by moose in his yard and on his deck during the winters and sent many pictures as proof. He graduated from SRU High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. He enjoyed joining his family at his father's ship's reunions at various locations across the country. He had a talent for playing pranks on people and was always able to bring a smile to one's face. He was a simple man and didn't require a lot to be happy in his life. He is predeceased by his father Frank Mitchell in April, 2007. Jeff is survived by his son, Zac (Grace) Runyan; and grandkids Nakia and Jameson Runyan of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Seneca Runyan and grandson Rhett Bivens from Okla.; his mother Marion Mitchell of East Smithfield, Pa.; siblings Nancy (Jack Felicita) Mitchell of East Smithfield, Pa., Cedric (Karen) Mitchell of Sacramento, Calif,, and Pam Mitchell of East Smithfield, Pa., niece Dana (Tom) Beyer and TJ of Wyalusing, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, many special friends, wonderful family and friends Rick and Kathy Gerould of Alaska, Jeff Fridley of Alaska, and Rose and Lilly from Alaska, whose sacrifices were invaluable and greatly appreciated. At Jeff's request, there will be no calling hours. A memorial will be held at a later date at the family's convenience and will be posted in a future edition of the newspaper. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in Jeff's memory to the: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/6/2014

MOORE –MARILYN J. MOORE VOORHEES BUTLER age 90 of Millerton, PA, went to be the Lord on Saturday June 28, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Marilyn is survived by her children, Robert "Bud" (Kay) Voorhees, Steve (Cathy) Voorhees and Peggie (Chuck) Meyer; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Chase and Lois Phelps. Marilyn was a former employee of Williamson High School, Tioga Junction, PA. She was an active member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Best Years Fellowship, and the Millerton Senior Center. She was previously a piano teacher, choir director, cake decorator, and a trainer for Evangelism Explosion. The family will receive friends on Saturday July 5, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Millerton PA, with Funeral and Committal Service there Saturday at 3:00 PM. Pastor Laurie Greenlaw will officiate. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials to the Millerton Wesleyan Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/3/2014

MORGAN –LOIS M. NORTON, 95, of Forksville passed away Thursday afternoon, March 20, 2014, surrounded by her family. Lois was born in Montoursville on Feb. 4, 1919. She was a daughter of the late Floyd and Dorothy Smith Morgan. On Dec. 12, 1941, Lois married Archie I Norton. The couple had been married for 55 years. Lois was a school teacher for 35 years, beginning in a one room school house and ending her tenure at Sullivan County Schools. Lois was a graduate of Mansfield State College with a degree in Education. Lois enjoyed family and friends visiting the family farm, canning, crocheting, and playing beautiful music on her piano. The family will miss the memories of morning pancakes made with love from Grandma Norton, as well as the many pies, cookies and cherry delight shared by many hunters throughout the years. Lois was a member of the Sullivan County Fair Association and was recognized by The PA State Fair Association for her many years of service. Lois was most proud of all the blue ribbons she got for the canned goods she took to the fair. She was a member of the Millview Wesleyan Church for which she was the pianist for more than 60 years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. Lois is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Lana C. and L. Lee Randall of Olean, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law Marlin A. and Cheryl L. Hartford Norton of Olean, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law Joy M. Hayes Norton of Leesburg, Va.; a special niece, Audrey Eberhardt and her granddaughter Amy McGee of Forksville and Eugene Dieffenbach of Pennsville, N.J. who resided with Lois and her husband for many years. She is also survived by her sister Audrey (Carl) Bedford of Mehoopany, Pa., and by 13 grandchildren Kirk (Lisa), Shawn (Marlene), Valerie and Eric (Kathryn) children of Wayne and Joy, Todd (Janice) and Gwen (Leonard) Higby, children of Lana and Lee, Charity (Mark) Curtis, Rachelle Jordan, Janna (Tom) Davis, Elissa (Matt) Burke, Marla Cole, and Cody children of Marlin and Cheryl; and 18 great-grandchildren. Lois was predeceased by her loving husband Archie I. on Feb. 11, 1997 and her son Wayne D. Norton on November 22, 1992; also brothers Desmond, Donald, Roland, Claude and Darwin and sisters Lucille, Lenore Mae, Mertie, Alfreda and Ethlyn. Calling hours will be held at The Millview Wesleyan Church in Forksville, Pa., Monday, March 24, from 7 until 9 p.m. and Tuesday, March 25, from noon until 2 p.m. with the service immediately following at the church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William J. Hargenrader, pastor, and Rev. Matthew D. Pickering and Rev. Erik J. Ferguson, former pastors, officiating. The interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Lois M Norton's name to the Millview Wesleyan Church, 6575 Route 87, Forksville, PA or the Sullivan County Fair Association, 4430 Route 154, Forksville, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/2/2014

MORGAN –MARGARET E. SCHROM age 74, of Elmira NY, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 1, 1940 in Elmira, NY to the late Alva and Helen (Ellis) Morgan Jr. She was predeceased by her sisters, Frances Schrom, Rose Comfort and Sr. Carol Morgan SSJ. Margaret is survived by her husband of 52 years, Donald Schrom Sr. of Elmira; sons, Donald Schrom Jr. of Elmira and William (Marianne) Schrom of Pine City; daughter, Linda (Stephen) Hughes of Elmira; grandchildren, Stephen Michael II (Mary Catherine) from Charlotte, NC, Morgan and Natalie Hughes both of Elmira, Megan, Samantha and Katelyn Schrom all of Pine City; great-grandchild, Stephen Michael III of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Patricia (Ray) Thompson of Elmira, Sr. Janice Morgan SSJ of Pittsford, NY, and Janice (Bill) Grenier of Punta Gorda, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Margaret was a retired nurse and worked at St. Joseph's Hospital, Arnot Ogden Medical Center and several doctor's offices. She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Church and enjoyed traveling and doing crafts. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 5th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/6/2014

MORRIS –ARLINE N. TAYLOR, 100, formerly of West Warren, passed away March 30, 2014. Arline was born on Orwell Hill, Pa. Jan. 11, 1914, the daughter of the late Clayton V. Morris and Elizabeth M. (Ford) Morris. She was a graduate of LeRaysville High School Class of 1932. Arline married Hiram Taylor, Dec. 15, 1934 at the Morris Family home in Rome, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram on April 30, 1987; her daughter, Betty (Taylor) Canfield; sister and brother-in-law, Ken and Martha Westover; sisters-in-law, Matilda Wheaton, Ruth Jones, Betty Morris; and nephew Walter Wheaton; and great-nephew Charles Wheaton. Growing up on her parent's farm, Arline experienced and participated in all aspects of farm work, and lived in an era where travel progressed from horse and buggy to automobiles, airplanes and beyond. Arline honed the skills learned in childhood as she worked beside Hiram farming and raising their family in West Warren, Pa. Arline never met a stranger, and was known for her kind, cheerful and helpful nature, she was a member of the West Warren Church, and the Ladies Aid group of that church, and in later years attended Dille Parish once she moved to Towanda Senior Citizens Center. Arline's life revolved around her family and children for whom she provided encouragement and was supportive in any way possible. She was also devoted to her grandchildren for whom she enjoyed making personalized quilts and crocheted blankets. She has several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren that also kept her busy with her crocheting and quilting, making blankets as long as she was physically able. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Hiram Jr. and Elaine Taylor of Nichols, N.Y.; her son-in-law, James Canfield of Woodbridge, Va.; her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Eileen Taylor of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; her daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Kevin Hanley of Portville, N.Y.; brother, Lyle Morris of Rome, Pa. Arline is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great-grandchildren, many nephews and nieces as well as special niece Dolores and great-niece Beth Wheaton of Windham, Pa., and many dear friends at Towanda Senior Citizens Center. Special thanks to Una Pitcher and Betty Johnson for their help, care and concern for Mom while she resided at the Towanda Senior Center. A funeral service and celebration of a life well lived for Arline will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 at Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols with her granddaughter, Rev. Donna Taylor Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from noon until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be directed to the West Warren Ladies Aid, c/o Janet Brown, 2712 Sugar Cabin Rd., Rome, PA or the Nichols Cemetery Association, PO Box 122, Nichols, NY in loving memory of Arline N. Taylor. –Towanda Daily Review 4/1/2014

WILLIAM ALAN MORSE, age 71, of Lake Street, Elmira, N.Y. passed away at home Sunday evening May 4, 2014. William was born on June 26, 1942, a son of Ruth Gerould and Harold Morse. He was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1961 and retired from Purolator in Elmira Heights, N.Y. after 30 years. Surviving are his children, Harold Morse, Melissa Morse and Carrie (Dave) Locke; five grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Marlene), Donald (Roberta) Morse, Donna (Ron) Carman; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Virginia Ann Morse and brother, James D. Morse. In keeping with Mr. Morse's wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. or to The American Legion, 316 Lake St., Elmira, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 5/7/2014

MOSIER –MRS. ELEANOR KILMER, age 82, of Dushore, Pa., passed away on Tuesday evening, June 17, 2014 at her home. Eleanor was born in New Albany, Pa., on March 17, 1932, a daughter of the late Daniel Willis Mosier Sr. & Kathryn Rohe Mosier Camp. She graduated from Williamsport High School, a member of the class of 1950. She married Max. H Kilmer on October 1, 1955 in the Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, Pa. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage before Max's passing on May 13, 2012. Eleanor worked for several companies over the years, including Western Union, the Sullivan County School District Office and finally retired from the former Northern Central Bank in Dushore. She was a member of the Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Dushore, Pa. She enjoyed square dancing, bowling, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Surviving is her son Paul (Heidi) Kilmer of Harrisburg, Pa.; a daughter Donna (Jeff) Francis of Norcross, Ga.; four grandchildren Timothy Noonan, Alexandria, Va., Kevin Kilmer, Harrisburg, Pa., Leanne Francis, Norcross, Ga., Jennifer Francis, Norcross, Ga.; a sister, Sandra Bakley, Elmira, N.Y.; a brother, Daniel W. Mosier Jr., Sayre, Pa., a brother-in-law, Waldo (Joan) Kilmer, Dushore, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Paul W. Mosier. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 with service at 7:30 p.m. at the Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, Pa., with her pastor, Robert G. Kaltenbaugh, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover, Pa. Friends and family may call on Friday, June 27, 2014, from 6 p.m. until the start of the service at 7:30 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Dushore Fire and Ambulance Company, Dushore, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 6/19/2014

MOYER –BONITA (MOYER) BROCK, 49, Bisbee, AZ, formerly of Canton passed a way peacefully, January 9, 2009 to join her husband Rick and son, Ricky.  Born on December 7, 1959 in Troy she was the daughter of Kenneth L. Moyer, Canton and Iona Straka, Canton.  She was a graduate of Canton Area High School class of 1978 and joined the Air Force of fall of 1978.  Bonita married Rick Brock, Tucson, AZ and they had three lovely children.  She enjoyed her church family, children and grandchildren; gardening and crocheting.  She was a recipient of two heart transplants and also was an organ donor.  Surviving are her children, Nita Brock, Tucson, AZ and Andrea Thompson, Santa Rita, Guam; five grandchildren; step-parents, Arla Moyer and Andrew Straka; brothers and sisters, Cathy (Billy) Davy, Roaring Branch, Candy (Anthony) Brown, Millerton, Alan (Rhoda) Moyer, Canton, Tammy (David) Reichard, Herrickville, Scott (Kim Lovell) Moyer, Canton, Kenneth L. (Sandra) Moyer, Jr., Belton, TX; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.  Preceding her in death are her grandparents, Ervin and Katherine Fitzwater and Charles and Estella Moyer.  Family and friends are invited to a memorial on January 17 at East Canton United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with dinner following in the basement of the church. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 1/15/2009

MOYER –DEE CARLISE (Nov. 1, 1943 - May 17, 2014), as she was known to her family and friends rests peacefully now with the angels. This world has lost a truly good and gentle soul. Her battle with lung cancer ended early Saturday morning at her home. She had been fighting illnesses for quite awhile. She was a kidney cancer survivor, but grew very tired since being diagnosed in January during a five week stay in the ICU at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. After a short stay at the Bradford County Manor, she decided to enjoy her remaining days with her family and friends in the comfort of her own home on Barclay Mountain on Hospice care. She left this world quietly and peacefully with a small smile on her face having lived a crazy, wild and full life and knowing she was with the love of her life, George Carlisle. Dee enjoyed playing Bingo, going to the casinos, crafting, reading, playing her online games and face painting at the local fairs but more than anything she loved spending time with her family and George. And she loved with all her heart! When Dee loved you, you knew you were loved! When she hugged you, you knew you had just been hugged! When you talked to her, important or not, she listened. She offered everything she had to anyone that needed it. Friends, family, strangers, her table or a couch was always ready for whoever showed up!  Having grown up in Manyunk, (Philadelphia) Pa. during the Depression with eight other siblings, she saw her share of struggles. She went on to raise five children of her own, 11 grandchildren, and even three great-grandsons that are proud to call her Mom and Nanny. Sometimes working several jobs to make ends meet, mostly factory work or waitressing, she still made time to make "family time" a priority. When Dee met George, "Pop" to us, in 1975 she finally knew she had found happiness. She had found her soul mate and someone who would return to her the love she had always so generously given out. They hunted and vacationed for a few years before moving from New Jersey to Barclay Mountain in 1989 to stay and make it home. Dee will be met in heaven by her mother, Florence (Eaton) Moyer; her brothers, Walter "Remmy" Moyer, Billy Moyer and Michael Moyer of Manyunk, Pa.; sisters, Jacquelyn "Jacqui" Moyer, of Lansdale, Pa. and Valerie Wobensmith of Hatboro, Pa.; brother-in-law, Thomas Martin of Collegeville, Pa.; infant grandson, Dane Weed, and many of her friends. She is survived and will be missed by sisters, Priscilla "Sue" Martin, of Collegeville, Pa., Patricia Flem of Nanticoke, Pa. and brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Zettia Moyer, of Manyunk, Pa., Tom Wobensmith, of Hatboro, Pa., and by her "D's," her children, daughters and sons-in-law, Deena Weed and Glenn Miller, of Piscataway, N.J., and Danna Sayers and Paul Champlavier, from Towanda, Pa.; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Teri Dungee, from Lansdale, Pa., Dane and Lisa Dungee, from her favorite sunny W. Melbourne, Fla., Dorian and Maria Dungee, from Pennsuaken, N.J.; and grandson, Christopher Carlisle, of Monroeton, Pa. Dee also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends who grew up with "Aunt Dee" that she will now be watching over. A private family service will be held on Tuesday morning. A memorial service is scheduled at 7 p.m. for Wednesday evening, May 21, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. in Towanda for those that wish to pay respects or celebrate her life. One of Dee's last wishes was that in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to, instead send a donation to Memorial Hospital's Hospice in Towanda or to a Relay For Life program near them in her memory. –Towanda Daily Review 5/20/2014

MOWRY –MARYALICE GREEN, 85, of South Waverly, PA went home to be with her Lord on Friday, June 20, 2014 peacefully at home. She was born on July 14, 1928 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Wilmer and Myrtle Irons Mowry. Maryalice started with her husband, the Rev. Donald Green, the Keystone Baptist Church in South Waverly, PA in 1954, and she was active in many of the church ministries. Together in 1976 they began the Keystone Christian Academy. She served as the Secretary and a Teacher at the school. In 1988, they retired to Florida. Maryalice was a prayer warrior who served her Lord every day, and was faithful to reading and living by God’s Word. She was an expert seamstress, making her husband’s suits, her children’s clothing, her daughters’ wedding gowns, and sewing for many people throughout the Valley. Maryalice also enjoyed quilting. She is predeceased by her husband the Rev. Donald Green in March, 2004 and her twin grandsons Jason and Jeffrey Ferguson, daughter-in-law Cindy Green, and brother-in-law William Faber. Maryalice is survived by her children Kelly and Everett Gorsline of Athens, PA, Karen Ferguson of Colorado Springs, CO, Donald and Vicki Green of Lusby, MD, David Green of Sayre, PA, John Green of Sayre, PA, Danielle Miller of South Waverly, PA, and Norma Brown of Evington, VA, 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, sister Wilma Faber of Tulsa, OK, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 2pm-3pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 3pm with Maryalice’s grandson the Rev. John Green of Cornerstone Church of Clarion officiating. Burial will be in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Maryalice’s memory to the: Cornerstone Church of Clarion, 36655 East End Road, Shippenville, PA.

RALPH RAYMOND ‘JUNIE’ NEWELL passed away Monday June 9, 2014 at his home in Burdett NY. Born in Elmira, NY on July 25, 1932, Junie was the youngest child of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Newell, having five older sisters. In his younger years, Ralph worked hard with his wife Jackie to build a Quarter Horse breeding stable at Newell Farm. Both Jackie and Junie were involved in 4H, teaching children the importance of horses. At the same time raising their own two children, Peter and Stasia, who both inherited their love of horses and farming. Ralph retired from Yellow Freight after over 35 years of driving tractor trailer. He was proud of being awarded the coveted 100,000 mile safe drivers' award more than once. Junie also was an amazing woodcarver and photographer. He loved nature and captured it beautifully on camera. He'd been known to drive a hundred miles just to photograph an elk! Ralph Newell is survived by, daughter Stasia Newell and her husband Tim Dunlap; his son Peter Newell and wife Anna Kost Newell; his sisters, Marjorie Bates of Fairport, NY, Irene Melcolm of Clearwater, FL, Shirley Chase of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by his wife Jacqueline Eck Newell and his sisters, Betty Zigler and Aletha Townsand. There will be a Memorial Picnic for family and friends at Newell Farm, 4064 Logan Rd Burdett NY on Saturday June 14th at 3:00pm. Casual and fun just as Junie liked it! Extra thank you's go to Caroline of CareFirst Hospice and Kirstin of Burdett (both modest people, so no last name). These amazing women made Dad's time full of joy, while providing wonderful care. The family members are forever grateful to them! Also, a thank you (to the not so modest) Frenchy Pierce, who without being asked, became constant guardian and companion. In lieu of flowers, please donations to CareFirst Hospice, 11751 E Corning Rd, Corning, NY. Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/2014

MAURICE P. ‘DEWEY’ NEWHART JR., 72, of Montrose, PA passed away, Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, PA. Born August 10, 1941 in Forest Lake, PA, he was the son of the late Maurice P. Sr. and Vivian [Bishop] Newhart. Maurice served in the 101st Airborne Division in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Gardner-Warner American Legion Post #154, Montrose, PA. He loved his family very much and was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a craftsman in anything he did including woodworking and building stone walls. Dewey enjoyed fishing and being in the great outdoors. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Nancy [Catlin] Newhart of Montrose, PA, daughters, Amy Newhart of Montrose, PA, son & daughter-in-law, Maurice T. Newhart & Amanda Sabot-Newhart of Dickson City, PA, his other children, Candy & Karen, grandchildren, Rachel Mae and Erik Todd Newhart and several other grandchildren, numerous siblings and their spouses, several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, many nieces & nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by 3 sisters. Visitation: from 2-3 PM on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to the Endless Mountains Health Systems Building Fund, 100 Hospital Drive, Montrose, PA.

NICHOLS –ANGELINE J. NICHOLS YALE, 83, of 456 Bridle Path Rd., Smithfield Township, Pa., passed away at home attended by her family on May 16, 2014. She was born, raised and lived in the East Smithfield area. Angeline was active in the community: a founding member of the "Good Neighbor Sewing Club" for 67 years; a member of STVFD Auxiliary; and a volunteer for Tri-Township Ambulance Association. She will always be remembered by friends and family for her famous chocolate cake. She is survived by her husband of 67 years Richard A. Yale; children Carolyn (Don) Learn, Merle (Linda) Yale; grandchildren Mark (Christine) Learn, Jeff (Stacey) Learn, Penny (Kevin) Yale Wood, Brent (Desirae) Yale; great-grandchildren Kali (Tim) Learn Mobley, Bruce Learn; Noah, Madalynn and Alivia Learn, Dillon and Ashton Wood, Makaylah, Mya, and Madison Buck; a very special great-great granddaughter, Layla Carolyn Mobley; sister Pat (Ramon) Nichols Yale; brother, Ralph (Joann) Nichols; brother-in-law Donald (Velma) Yale; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Ralph L. and Elsie Fuller Nichols. A celebration of her life will be held Monday, May 19, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Smithfield Township municipal building. Caring assistance is being provided by Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tri-Township Ambulance Association c/o Diane Husted, 16145 Berwick Tpk., Gillett, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/18/2014

DANNY NORTH, 62, of Canton, Pa., (Franklin Twp.) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday evening, May 16, 2014. Danny Lynn North was born on July 8, 1951 in Altoona, Pa. He was a son of the late Walter B. and Twila (Reffner) North. Danny grew up in Allemansville, Pa., and graduated from Moshannon Valley High School. He served our country during the Viet Nam War as a U.S. Army Sergeant stationed in Korea. Danny enjoyed his work in the HVAC trades all his life. Most recently he was employed by Agway and Suburban Energy. Danny will be lovingly remembered as a man who would offer the shirt off his back to help someone. He was a lifetime member of Towanda's VFW. Danny collected radio-controlled airplanes and was an avid gardener. In earlier years he enjoyed hunting. Surviving are his wife, the former Priscilla Powell; six children Jaime (Jason) Olbert of Lily, Pa., Aaron (Laurie) North of Cresson, Pa. and Geoffrey, Kelsey, Mimi and Christopher North all of Canton; two grandsons Dakota and Damon; a brother and three sisters; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant daughter, Angel North. In maintaining with Danny's wishes, a family gathering will be announced at a later date. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is care of arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 5/19/2014

DARLA SUE NORTHRUP, 62, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away peacefully May 22, 2013 at her home. She was born on Jan. 13, 1951, in Erie, Pa., to Harold and Helen Northrup. She graduated from Chambersburg High School in Pennsylvania and Lock Haven University in 1971. She went on to work at SRU High School as a physical education and health teacher. She later went to work at Century 21 Realtors in Connecticut and then GeoSonics managing their Raleigh, N.C., branch. Darla loved traveling, tennis, Carolina basketball and spending time with family and friends. She was a caring and kind friend to all that knew her. She is predeceased by her parents, and her sister Cheryl Northrup. Darla is survived by her sisters Lee Ann Solesha (Ron), Melinda Fox (Kenny), Shelley Greenwald, Robin Greenwald; brother, Troy Greenwald (Darlene); and Aunt Janet Johnson; as well as several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Yoffe and his staff at the Cancer Centers of North Carolina and Hospice of Wake County. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to
or Hospice of Wake County. –Towanda Daily Review 5/24/2013

OMELION –ARLENE H. MURRAY, age 88, of Leroy, NY, formerly of Corning, NY, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family. Arlene was born on June 10, 1925 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of Roy and Eva (Hulslander) Omelion. She married Bernard Murray on November 26, 1942. Arlene was a homemaker most of her life, taking great pride in her family and her home. She enjoyed reading good books and making beautiful latchhook rugs for her family and friends. She loved vacationing in Maine with her family and cherished her trips to the ocean. She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen (Jeffrey) Fritz of Lawrenceville, PA and Jacqueline (Shawn) Kelly of LeRoy, NY; grandchildren, Suzianna Fritz of Lawrenceville, PA, Todd (Lee) Fritz of Phoenix, AZ, Tara Kelly of Brockport, NY, and Devyn Kelly of LeRoy, NY; niece, Stephanie Carter of Williamsville, NY; brother-in-law, Keith (Diane) Dalrymple of Harrisburg, PA; sister-in-law, Carol Dalrymple of Clyde, NY; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Pumpkin. In addition to her husband Bernard, she was predeceased by her daughter, Patricia Murray. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street in Addison on Thursday, March 27, 2014, from noon-2:00 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow with Rev. Linda Liebhart officiating. Arlene will be laid to rest next to her husband in Addison Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arlene's name may be made to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY or to Alzheimer’s Association, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Buffalo, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/24/2014

O’NEAL –MRS. VERONICA SAYMAN, 62, of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore died Thursday morning July 13, 1989 at her home. She was born in Luzerne February 6, 1927, daughter of Mary McKernan O’Neal and the late Vincent O’Neal. She attended St. Basils School in Dushore. Mrs. Sayman worked for many years as a waitress at the Green Swan Hotel and was employed by the former Dushore Silk Mill for over 10 years. She was a member of St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church in Dushore and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. She is survived by her mother, Mary O’Neal a guest at the Dar-Way Nursing Home; two grandchildren; one niece; two nephews; numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Vincent in 1936; brother, Robert in 1975 son, Bernard in 1976. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Walter St., Dushore followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Basil’s Church, Dushore with the Rev. Patrick J. McLaughlin officiating. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Cummiskey. Friends may call today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. A vigil service will be held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

ORDWAY –S. JEAN LITTLE, age 73, of Ralston, PA, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Friday, May 16, 2014. Born December 31, 1940, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Wilfred R. and Esther M. Spencer Ordway. On August 8, 1959, in Harrison Valley, she married J. Dewey "J.D." Little, Jr., who predeceased her on September 11, 1998. Jean was a 1958 graduate of Northern Potter High School. She and her husband owned and operated Little's Personal Care Home in Westfield for many years. Surviving are: two sons, John (Christine) Little III of Wellsboro and Barry (Barbara) Little of Portville, NY; a daughter, Mae (Peter) Russell of Westfield; seven grandchildren, Jason (Laura) Moszak, Adam (Jessica) Hewitt, Johnna (Craig) Wetmore, Max Little, Peggy Russell, Lisa Russell, and Kathy Russell; and one great-grandson, Blake Hewitt. She was predeceased by her companion, E. Burley Pease, on December 30, 2009. There will be no public visitation or service. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Teacher's Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/18/2014

ORSHAL –KATHY LOUISE (ORSHAL) ELMSTROM - On the morning of Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, longtime Canton resident Kathy Louise (Orshal) Elmstrom passed away quietly at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. She was 54 years of age. Born in Sayre, Pa., on Aug. 28, 1959, she was the daughter of James and Freda (Jackson) Orshal. In earlier years Kathy had been employed at the former Swayze Folding Box Company, and later Canton Area High School as part of the custodial staff. She enjoyed life's simple pleasures; cats, long walks through town with her husband, Mark, and spending time with her family. A few years back Kathy and Mark experienced a most memorable visit to the United Kingdom, and a chance to connect with her husband's family. Kathy had also undergone weight reduction surgery and had dropped from 470 to 219 pounds. She served as an inspiration to others. Kathy and Mark were inseparable, and he never left her side throughout her hospital ordeal right up to the moment that the Lord called her home. Kathy is survived by her husband, Mark, at home; son, Jeff Kreitzer of Pittsburgh; daughters, Faith (and Chris) Rinker of Hillsgrove and Tina (and Bill) Robinson of New Castle, Pa.; sister, Sara Shannon of Canton, granddaughters, Antonia Kreitzer and Helena Elmstrom; nephew, Chaz Morgan and niece, Kassi Morgan. She was preceded in death by her mother, Freda Shannon; step-father, Bob Shannon; mother-in-law, Doris E. Reynolds; brother-in-law, George Elmstrom; and infant brother, John Orshal. In accordance with Kathy's expressed wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. –Towanda Daily Review 3/2/2014

GARY LEE OSBORNE SR., age 70, of Alpena, Ark. passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his home.  The son of Walter and Doris (Theetge) Osborne was born March 22, 1944 in Waverly, N.Y. Gary was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had been machine operator at Rock-Tenn for many years. He had lived in this area for 40 years, moving from Pennsylvania. He was a member of Alpena First Baptist Church. He enjoyed photography, traveling, and reading about history. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lloyd Osborne. Survivors are his wife of 46 years, Merna (Brown) Osborne of the home; son, Gary Lee Osborne Jr. and wife Carrie of Harrison; daughter, Christine Karpinski and husband David of Derby, Kan.; sisters, Janice Rowe and husband Bill of Rome, Pa. and Laura Clark and husband John of Athens, Pa.; and six grandchildren, Michael Karpinski and wife Ashley, Aaron Doyle and wife Emily, Patric Doyle, Vincent Karpinski, Courtney Karpinski, and Amanda Copeland. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Alpena First Baptist Church. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Alpena First Baptist Church with Bro. Freddie Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Alpena Cemetery with pallbearers being Michael Karpinski, Aaron Doyle, Patric Doyle, Vincent Karpinski, Joey Kelley and David Karpinski. Memorials may be made to The Gideon's International. –Towanda Daily Review 7/8/2014

MARK C. OVERSTROM age 52, of Horseheads, passed away very unexpectedly on Mar. 20, 2014. Mark was born in Corning on April 6, 1961 to Norman and Laura (Wilson) Overstrom. He is survived by his wife Lynda Rockwell Overstrom; sons, Zachary and Nicholas Overstrom of Horseheads; father, Norman Overstrom of Painted Post; brothers and sisters, Brenda (Chris) McCann of Savona; mother-in-law, Joan Rockwell of Horseheads; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim (Suzanne) Rockwell of Lansing, MI, Tom (Mary Ann) Rockwell, Tricia (Gary) Taylor, and Bruce Rockwell, all of Rochester; several nieces and nephews and a host of many caring friends and co workers. He was also predeceased by his mother, Laura Overstrom; brother, Ralph Overstrom; sister, Laurie Lynn Hackett; and father-in-law, Ralph Rockwell. Mark was employed at the Elmira Correctional Facility as a Plant Utilities Engineer. He was veteran of the US Navy and member of the Elmira Heights American Legion. Mark enjoyed working on cars and skiing. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working around the house, in the yard, helping friends and especially that special time he spent with his boys. Even after his untimely passing, Mark was still able to help others as he was an Organ and Tissue Donor whose precious gift helped over 30 people. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed. Mar. 26, 2014 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Service information will follow. Those wishing may remember Mark with memorials to a College Scholarship fund for his son Nicholas c/o Tricia Taylor, 48 Chimayo Rd., Rochester, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/2014

PADLESKI –ROSE M. ‘ROSIE’ MITCHELL, age 69 of Elmira, NY. She was born August 11, 1944 in Wellsboro, PA, daughter of the late Ambrose and Helen (Patt) Padleski and passed away Saturday, August 02, 2014 peacefully, with her family at her side, after a long battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her father Ambrose Padleski; mother and stepfather Helen and Grant Makley and is survived by her husband of 24 years, Michael T. Mitchell; daughters Tammy L. (Nichols) Hudik of Delray Beach, FL and Terri L. Nichols of Elmira; stepdaughter Tammy (Greg) Price of Ridgeville, SC; grandchildren Jonathan M. and Michael T. Hudik of Delray Beach, FL and Dylan and Cody Price of Ridgeville, SC; siblings Bobby Padleski of Las Vega, NV, Ronnie (Hazel Tarbox) Padleski of Blossburg, PA, Kay Myers of Lakeville, MN and Debbie (Greg) Harding of Mainesburg, PA along with several nieces and nephews. Rose loved her grandchildren including her 4 legged grandchildren Mattison (Matty), Gracie Lu and Cooper too. She was a faithful Christian who believed in God; was a member of EFA class of 1962; an avid gardener, loved antiquing and owned and operated an antique boutique on Lake St. in Elmira called "Second Hand Rose". Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, August 5th from 5 to 7pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Rosie through donations to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/2014

SCOTT GREGROY PARSONS, 77, of Binghamton, N.Y., passed away on May 11, 2014. He was born on May 4, 1937 in Towanda, Pa., a son of the late Edgar Parsons and Althea (Gregory) McCracken. Scott was a graduate of Athens High School Class of 1956. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army.
Scott is survived by: his children, Dean and his wife Suk Parsons of Sayre, Pa., and Debbie and her husband Mike Rice of Newport News, Va.; his sisters, Nancy Parsons of Florida and Bonnie Courtright of Waverly; his brothers, Jerry Gregory of Florida and Jeffrey Gregory of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Scott was predeceased by his parents and two children, Lisa and Dale. Abiding with the family’s wishes, services will be held at the convenience of the family. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Zion Fellowship Church, 54 County Route 60, Waverly, NY in loving memory of Scott Gregory Parsons. –Sayre Morning Times 6/7/2014

PERRY –LENA MAE (PERRY) FOUX, 72, of Springbrook, passed away Feb. 19, 2014, at her home. She was born in Sayre on Feb. 10, 1942. Her spouse of 50 years was Nathan Paul Foux Sr. She was a daughter of the late Ione M. (Harding) Perry and the late Charles H. Perry. She was employed by Wesley Village and Highland Manor Nursing Home for many years. She also worked for Party Time and The Cigar Factory for a number of years. Preceding her in death are her five sisters, Charis Hoskins, Faye Perry, Priscilla Lavallee, Sandra Suhockey and Dawn Perry. Surviving are her sons, Nathan Paul Foux Jr. and Alan M. Foux; brothers, Charles Perry Jr. and Patrick H. Perry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral and interment services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Lena will be laid to rest in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. –Times Leader 2/20/2014

PETERSON –MARY LEE PETERSON MESSINGER, age 92, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died June 16, 2014 at home, in Lewisburg, PA. Born in Blossburg, PA, daughter of Mary Eleanor (Judge), originally from Mansfield, and Herbert Gerhard Peterson, originally from Arnot, she was raised in Mansfield, graduating from Mansfield Senior High School in 1939. She had one brother, the late Dr. Herbert Gerhard Peterson, Jr., a radiologist, who died in California at age 37 in 1960. Mary Lee attended Penn Hall Junior College in Chambersburg, PA for one year, then graduated from Syracuse University in 1943. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and president of the Panhellenic Council at Syracuse. In September, 1944, she married her college classmate, Ernest Anderson, who had entered the Naval Air Corps after graduation. Within the year, Lt. Anderson's small plane went down off the coast of Florida in a routine flying mission and was never found. As a young widow, Mary Lee returned to Mansfield and later moved to Ithaca, NY to work in the Business Office of Ithaca College. There, she met her future husband, Robert G. Messinger of Kingston, NY, a student who had returned to complete his music degree after serving in the war. In 1948, she and Bob were married and moved to Watertown, NY where Bob was a teacher. In 1950, Mary Lee and Bob moved to Mansfield where Bob joined his father-in-law in the family business, T.W. Judge Company. Judge's was founded by Mary Lee's grandfather, Tom William Judge, around 1900. During her 71 years in Mansfield, she was a pillar of the community, well known to many local residents, just as her mother and father were. She enjoyed life to the fullest with family and friends. She was a devoted, life-long member of St. James Episcopal Church and, in recent years, was graciously ministered to by St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Lewisburg. A member of Corey Creek Golf Club which was founded by her father, she was an enthusiastic participant in ladies golf, playing with many of her closest friends. She was President of the Northern Pennsylvania Arts Council, President of the Blue Monday Investment Club of Wellsboro, and a board member of the North Penn Health Center. For a remarkable 70 years, celebrated in April of this year, Mary Lee was a member of the PEO Sisterhood, an international organization that supports education in women. She was a member of Chapter D of Mansfield and later, Chapter BV of Lewisburg whose members welcomed and lovingly embraced her when she moved to town. Bob and Mary Lee were honored by their selection as Citizens of the Year in Mansfield, in 2003. That year, they moved to RiverWoods retirement community in Lewisburg, PA but never forgot their roots in Mansfield or the friends they cherished. After Bob's passing, Mary Lee continued to live at RiverWoods, thanks to the loving concern of her loyal caregivers. Mary Lee will be remembered for her everlasting sense of humor and positive attitude, her beautiful family home where she lived much of her life and enjoyed hosting many guests, her many funny sayings, the personal notes she wrote to friends, her generosity and kindness to all, her dedication to family, church and community, and her love of family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Lee Stearns and her husband David of Bluffton, SC and their daughter Erin, of Chattanooga, TN; and her daughter, Nan Lansinger and her husband Bob of Rosemont, PA, children Reed of Conshohocken, PA, Peter of New York, NY, and Diana, of Rosemont, PA. A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield, PA at 11AM on Saturday, June 28, 2014. A celebration of her life will also be held at RidgeCrest, 270 RidgeCrest Circle, Lewisburg, PA on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 4PM in the second floor lounge. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 18 St. James Street, Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/19/2014

PATRICIA ANN PETERSON, 71, of Towanda passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Patricia was born on Aug. 30, 1942 in Waverly, N.Y. a daughter of Clair L. and Muriel (Brown) Peterson. Patty has been a life-long resident of the Valley. She worked at Rynone's and Penn York Opportunities. She enjoyed Bingo and spending time with her friends at the Towanda Senior Apartments, especially her best friends Shirley Wright and the late Delores Smith. Patty is survived by her "very special sister" Joyce Nichols of East Smithfield, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Walter Depew of Boca Raton, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law Clair and Chris Peterson of Chemung, N.Y., Richard and Donna Peterson of Waverly, N.Y., Jack Peterson of Tenn., Donald and Ann Peterson of Lockwood, N.Y., Raymond and Liz Peterson of Towanda, Pa., Charlie and Grace Peterson of Waverly; several nieces and nephews and their families also survive. Patty was predeceased by her parents; two brothers: Clayton Peterson of Gasport, N.Y. and Terry Oliver Peterson of Clearwater, Fla. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA in loving memory of Patricia Ann Peterson. –Towanda Daily Review 2/27/2014

PETTENGILL –BEVERLY DAWN PORTER, 62, of Porters Simmental Lane, Waverly, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2005, at the Corning Hospital, after a long courageous battle with emphysema. Born December 3, 1942 in Big Flats, New York, the daughter of the late Esther Edwards Cryderman and Rexford Pettengill. Beverly was a loving, caring and thoughtful wife, mother and grandmother. She always put her family first. She enjoyed helping others in times of need. We are thankful for all that she taught us and for the times we have shared with her, but most of all for the love that she has given us. She will be missed by the many of us whose lives are forever changed because of her kindness and goodwill. She was a very successful self-taught business owner. Beverly was the President of Porters Concrete Service, Inc., and Porters Sand and Gravel of Waverly, NY. A few of her achievements include being a past member of the Board of Directors of Northern Central Bank, a member of the Valley Economic Development Association and awarded Employer of the Year 1998 and 2002. She was also a member of the National Business Association and the Waverly Chamber of Commerce, The New York State Cattleman's Association and New York State Simmental Association and the Waverly Chamber of Commerce. Beverly also received the New York State Reclamation of the Year award and the National Reclamation of the Year Award in 2000 presented to her by the Interstate Mining Compact Commission in Charleston South Carolina. She is survived by her husband, Ralph E Porter, of Waverly; her daughter, Cindy Lou Porter, of Waverly; her granddaughter, Shannon Marie (Chris) Spaulding, of Chemung, NY; her brothers and sisters, Larry (Linda) Petengill, of Wyoming, Donna (Paul) Guarino, of Buffalo, NY, Connie Mann, of Waverly, NY, and Rick Pettengill, also of Waverly. Also her stepfather, Loren Cryderman of Waverly, NY; also several nieces nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call Monday, October 31 2005, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, New York. A Celebration of Beverly's Life will be held Monday, October 31, at 8:00 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home with Reverend Bruce Vanderpool officiating. Internment will be at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/28/2005

PIERCE –HAZEL E. PIECRE SPAVEN was born September 12, 1915 in her grandparents' home in Troy, PA to Mary E. Smith and Leslie Abner Pierce. (Died May 16, 2014) She and her brothers Kenneth and Glenn grew up in several small towns near Elmira, NY. Hazel graduated with honors from Elmira Free Academy in 1933 and received a secretarial degree from Elmira Business Institute in 1935. She worked in Elmira as a secretary for a varnish company and then at Remington Rand, where she met Lawrence Spaven, an engineer and amateur photographer. They were married on June 29, 1941 at Centenary Methodist Church with Rev. Edgar O. Spaven, Lawrence's father, officiating. After the birth of their two girls, Susan and Virginia, the family moved to Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, NY, where Lawrence worked as an engineer at Eastman Kodak and taught photography. Hazel was a homemaker, Girl Scout leader and active in Seneca Methodist Church where she served on the board. In the early 1950's the family built a cottage on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes where they spent summers, treating friends and family to picnics and water sports for forty years. She and Lawrence also enjoyed square and round dancing and taught square dance lessons in Newark, NY after he became a caller. When the girls were older teens, Hazel worked as a secretary in the church office and later as secretary to the president of Colgate Rochester Divinity School. Upon retirement, Hazel and Lawrence moved to Sun City, AZ, continuing to summer at Keuka Lake. In Sun City they both learned to play the organ and taught square dancing at Willowbrook United Methodist Church. After Lawrence's death in 1998, Hazel lived at Sierra Winds in Peoria, AZ for nine years, then moved with daughter Ginny to Montrose, CO. Hazel spent her last five years at Sunrise Creek in Montrose in assisted living and memory care. Hazel Spaven is best known for her poetry. She had always enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and double crostics. During her retirement years, she channeled her love of words, her wit and wisdom into poems about family life, the environment, current events and many other subjects. She self-published three collections of her poems: 'Random Rhymes', 'Earth and Sky and A Touch of Wry' and 'Heaven Days!'. Her poems often appeared in the Sun City daily newspaper and the Sierra Winds newsletter, and she was awarded several prizes by the Arizona State Poetry Society. She often gave readings of her poems and was honored to be a member of the American Pen Women. One of her favorite short poems is titled "A New Wrinkle":
For each thing learned we all sustain
a tiny wrinkle in our brain.
I only hope they're keeping pace
with those appearing on my face.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Milner Spaven; her brothers and their wives: Kenneth and Irene Hunter Pierce, Glenn and Grace Spaven Pierce; and her nephew Norman Pierce. She is survived by her daughters and their husbands: Susan M. Spaven and Daniel Neagley of Albuquerque, NM, and Virginia M. Spaven and Nick Hoppner of Montrose, CO; niece Linda Pierce of Cleveland, TN; nephew and wife Raymond and Shirley Pierce, also of Cleveland, TN; Norman Pierce's wife Cheryl Pierce of Keuka Park, NY; as well as several grand nieces and nephews. A memorial service celebrating Hazel's life will be held at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel at 802 E. Main St., in Montrose, CO on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Akzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter, 455 Sherman Street, Suite 500, Denver CO, or Hope West Hospice Care Center, 3090 North 12th Street, #B, Grand Junction, CO. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/24/2014

CHARLES PIERSON, 80, of Rush, PA, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at CMC in Scranton, PA, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 26, 1933, in Rush, PA to the late Donald I. and Letha A. (LaFrance) Pierson. He will be reunited in heaven with his loving wife of 59 years, Regina Pierson, who passed away on January 31, 2014. Surviving are his four children and their spouses, Colleen and Karl Gesford, Dimock, PA, Maureen Pierson and Karla Amburgey, Moorestown, NJ, Kevin and Melanie Pierson, Rush, PA, Shelley and Donald Hohn, Brackney, PA, seven grandchildren and their spouses, Jeremy and Jessica Pierson, Moscow, PA, Hilary and Glenn Brewer, Belmont, NC, John Pierson and fiancé Katherine Lucenti, Rush, PA, Joshua and Brenna Gesford, York, PA, Kristin Hohn, Liverpool, NY, Matthew Hohn, Brackney, PA, Kody Amburgey, Moorestown, NJ, four great grandchildren, Jillian Gesford, Jacob and Isabelle Pierson, Calvin Brewer, sister, sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther Brink, Phyllis and James Flick, and Robert Montross, sisters-in-law, Lucy Keeney and Janet Ace, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers; Bernard, Douglas and Leo, and sister, Marion Montross. Charles was a lifelong dairy farmer taking over operation of the farm from his father. He served as a Rush Township supervisor for 30 years, and was secretary and/or treasurer for 23 years. He was a member of the East Rush United Methodist Church where he would help make ice cream for their socials for many years. Charles was a member of the Rush Vol. Fire Co. for 58 years, and held various offices during his years of active service. He was also a member of the Rush-Middletown Sportsman’s Club for 55 years, and was an avid hunter. Charlie considered it a challenge to fix anything and everything, but his lifelong passion was baseball; both as a player and as a fan, especially rooting for his grandchildren and his beloved Atlanta Brave’s. He played a major part in the development of the two Rush athletic fields. He dedicated time and labor to build the fields and truly enjoyed seeing kids them over the years. The only thing loved more than baseball was his family. He was devoted to his wife and children, and adored his grandchildren, and great grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard Spering of the Hop Bottom Methodist Visitations will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles’ memory can be made to the Rush Athletic Assoc., in care of Jennifer Ramey, 31 SR 858, Lawton, PA. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

PIERSON –MABEL E. BROTZMAN, formerly of Laceyville passed away Monday night August 7, 1989 at the Carpenter Care Center, Tunkhannock where she had been a resident for the last six years. She was born in Auburn Center October 7, 1895, a daughter of the late Charles and Marian Cruser Pierson. In her early years, she was a school teacher in Auburn Township schools and also schools in the Binghamton, NY area. She was married to Jacob D. Brotzman who passed away in July 1969. They owned and operated a dairy farm in Transue, Auburn Township for 50 years until his death. She was a member of the Transue Community Church and served as its pianist for many years and was also a member of its Sunday school and ladies aid society. She was also a member of the South Auburn Grange No. 1188. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Floridon (Lorraine) Repsher and Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) Boyer, both of Laceyville; a brother, Lloyd D. Pierson of Montrose; a sister, Mrs.Elna Jamieson, Tampa, FL; seven grandchildren, Mrs. David (Barbara) Culver, Mrs. James (Elaine) Doty, Mrs. Michael (Terri) Mahoney, Mrs. Donald (Cheryl) VandeMark, all of Laceyville, Mrs. James (Carol) Furman of Lovelton, Roger Repsher of Hesperia, Calif. and James Repsher of Skinners Eddy; 24 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Charles Jacob Brotzman in 1921; two sisters, Lucy Pierson Schneider and Frances Pierson Champonex, both of Binghamton, NY and a brother, William Cruser Pierson. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with the Rev. William Townsend, pastor of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

PIPHER –WHITNEY MOORE ROCKWELL, 43, of Herrick Township, Pa., passed away Saturday morning, July 19, 2014 at her home following an extended illness. Whitney was born in Sayre, Pa., on May 2, 1971, the daughter of Edwin and Allyson Moore Pipher. She was a graduate of Athens Area High School class of 1989 and later received her Associates degree in Human Services from Corning Community College. On April 29, 1995, Whitney married San D. Rockwell at the Hornbrook United Methodist Church. Whitney cherished spending time with her family and was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed volunteering at the Camptown and Wyalusing Elementary Schools and serving as cheerleading advisor for Wyalusing youth football. Whitney also enjoyed traveling, gardening, scrapbooking and caring for her animals. Surviving are her husband San D. Rockwell, children: Morgan C. Rockwell and Devin M. Rockwell, all at home; her parents Allyson and Edd Pipher of Hornbrook; sister and brother-in-law Lindsay R. and Andrew G. Nixon of Baltimore, Md.; nieces Eliza and Abbey Nixon; nephew Will Nixon; mother-in-law and father-in-law Cam and Guy Rockwell of Ulster; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Heather and Mike Gigliotti of Virginia; and nephew Mickey Gigliotti of Virginia. A service of remembrance and celebration of Whitney's life will be held Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. at O'Connor's recreation pavilion and pond located on Mercur Hill Road in Herrick Township, Pa. The family requests that contributions be directed to LMS Direct Research, P.O. Box 52697, Tulsa, OK; or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Whitney's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Whitney's Family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 7/20/2014

CINDY LOU PORTER, 53, of Waverly, passed away Wednesday May 28, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with her loving family by her side. Born July 3, 1960, in California, she was the daughter of Ralph E. Porter and the late Beverly Porter who passed away in 2005. She is also predeceased by her husband Thomas Campbell. Cindy graduated from Waverly High School, class of 1978. She has worked as the corporate secretary and co-owner of the family business, Porter’s Concrete Service Inc. for 35 years. Cindy was a loving daughter, mother and grandmother, and her greatest joy was her granddaughter Grace, who she loved spending time with. Those who knew Cindy, enjoyed how she was able to make people laugh, her caring and loving personality, and her genuine happy nature. She had a big heart for animals and would often open her doors to stray animals and provide them with a forever home. She also enjoyed driving her Trans-Am and Corvette and vacationing in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Surviving Cindy are her father Ralph E. Porter, daughter, Shannon Porter-Spaulding and granddaughter Grace Spaulding. She is also survived by her uncles Don (Adele) Porter, Art (Alice) Porter, John (Agnes) Porter, Harold (Judy) Porter and Larry (Linda) Pettengill, Paul Guarino, as well as many cousins.
Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday June 3, 2014 at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue in Waverly, N.Y., from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Entombment will be held Wednesday June 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Porter Family Mausoleum located at Porters Simmental Lake in Waverly, N.Y. –Sayre Morning Times 5/31/2014

TOD EUGENE PORTER - On the afternoon of May 25, 2014, Tod Eugene Porter of Granville Township passed away quietly at Robert Packer Hospital from complications that were the result of a debilitating illness. He was 42 years of age.  Born in Blossburg, Pa., on Oct. 8, 1971, he was the son of Willis E. and Olive (Barrett) Porter. Tod was a lifelong Granville resident and graduated Troy High School with the class of 1990. Tod worked most of his life as a dairy farmer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and all things associated with the outdoors. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed teaching his children how to safely operate farm equipment. He was a loving, devoted father who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Tod is survived by his wife, the former Georgianna McCaslin at home; his mother, Olive Porter of Arkansas; sons, Dylan Buck of Canton and Brett Douglas Porter at home; daughters, Megan Marie Porter Kimbell (and husband Cyle) of Chemung, N.Y., Mickenzie Jo Porter, at home; and granddaughter, Miracle Rae Eddy-Porter. He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Porter. In accordance with Tod's expressed wishes there are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review 6/3/2014
 
PRYMER –ETHEL M. BENJAMIN, 69, of Annaheim, Cal. and former resident of California died Tuesday Feb. 27, 1990 at her home following an extended illness. Born Aug. 17, 1920 in Frenchtown, she was a daughter of the late John and Nora Wood Prymer. Moving from Towanda, she had resided in Annaheim for 24 years. Surviving are her husband Walter J. Benjamin with whom she celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 24, 1989. Also a son, Donald Benjamin at home; two sons and daughters-in-law: James and Robin Benjamin of Orange, Cal., Walter Jr. and Becky Benjamin of Corona, Cal.; a daughter Kay Few, Fairbanks, Alaska; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marian Harvey Barrowcliff of Livermore, Cal.; Margene and Timothy Hickey of Fort Lutton, Co.; 15 grandchildren: three great-grandchildren; also her mother-in-law, Margaret Shafer of Towanda, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Earl and Herman Prymer and by two sisters: Dorothy Rowe and Genevieve Moyer. Funeral services will be held Sat. afternoon March 3 at 1:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, Cal. The family requests that memorials be sent to the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review

QUICK –T. MILDRED CANFIELD, 87, of New Albany died Thursday October 12, 1989. She was born August 8, 1902 in Elmira, a daughter of the late Victor and Martha Northrup Quick. Mrs. Canfield was predeceased by her husband Lester Canfield in 1953. She was a resident of Terry Twp. Since April 1923 and was the oldest member of the Moxie Community Church. After her retirement from Rynveld’s she enjoyed needlework, crafts and her family. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law: Carl and Loueva Wells, New Albany RD: a son and daugher-in-law, James and Freda Canfield, New Albany RD: a sister, Mrs. Sarah Reynolds, Sayre: a brother, Victor Quick, Hamburg, NY; five grandchildren: Rose Marie Kipp, David Wells, Steven Canfield, Victor Canfield and Brian Canfield; Eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a son, Wallace Cecil Canfield, who died in 1933. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 am. In the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with Pastor Thomas L. Henderson, her pastor officiating. Burial will be in the Forkston Cemetery, Wyoming County. Friends may call Sunday, Oct. 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the Keer-McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wyalusing Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 86, Wyalusing or the Moxie Community Church Building Fund in care of LaMar Kipp, RD 2, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

LAURA EMILY RACE, 21, of Rome, Pa., passed to Heaven on June 7, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital after a brief battle with Leukemia. She was born on June 23, 1992, the daughter of Kevin and Mary Lou (Pauling) Race of Cadis, Pa. Laura was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School. She greatly enjoyed her nephews Keagan and Kaden. She enjoyed baking, gardening and being outdoors. Her parents survive along with four sisters, Clara and Eddie Netherton Jr., Monica, Katrina and Hannah Race. Also surviving are her grandparents, Max and Evelyn Pauling and Sylvia Race. Also surviving are Aunt Helen, her uncles, Dan, Joe, Allan, Dean, Chuck, Steve, and Craig and many, many cousins. Laura was predeceased by her grandfather, Harold Race, Aunt Debbie and Uncle Mike. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Richards Funeral Home, 3670 Waverly Rd., Owego, NY, with Rev. Larry Jennings, officiating. Burial will follow in the South Owego Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Laura's name to the Leukemia Association. –Towanda Daily Review 6/8/2014

RATHBUN –JACQUELINE LOUISE CASEY, age 57, of Savona, NY, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in Ira Davenport Hospital, Urbana, NY. Born on November 25, 1956 in Westfield, PA, Jacqueline was the daughter of Ralph B. and Darlene (Bennett) Rathbun. She is survived by her husband, Bourke N. Casey. Jacqueline was self employed as a hair dresser in Bath, NY, and drove school bus for the Bradford Central School District in Bradford, NY. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, scrapbooking and sewing. In addition to her husband, Bourke, and her mother, Darlene Rathbun of Tioga, PA, Jacqueline is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Autumn and Shawn Dean of Tioga, PA; one step daughter, Kari Porter of Avoca, NY; one brother, Rex L. Rathbun of Tioga, PA; one sister, Kathryn "Kay" Hassan of Gouldsboro, PA; two grandchildren, Steven and Carissa Brown; three step grandchildren; two nephews and one niece. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, July 7, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S.Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 6:00 PM at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Jacqueline's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/4/2014

KEVIN A. RATHBUN, age 49, passed away March 28, 2014 Buffalo, NY after a short battle with cancer surrounded by family. Born in Elmira, NY on July 12, 1964. Kevin graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1982 and ITT Technical Institute, Buffalo, NY in 2004. He was a Dept. Manager at LOWE'S in Amherst, NY. He is survived by his parents, Arthur J. and Lois (Smith) Rathbun, Elmira and siblings, Deborah (John) Mallette, Elmira, Patricia (Tim) Shay, Chemung, NY, David Rathbun, Elmira, Kathleen (Bob) Christman, Virginia Beach, VA, Francine Rathbun (David Taylor), Endicott, Thomas (Linda) Rathbun, Tarpon Springs, FL, Marybeth Rathbun, Gering, NE, Brenda (Don) Logan, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, James Rathbun, Buffalo; also several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by nephew, Jermiah Cade in 1995. Kevin touched the lives of everyone he met and he will be greatly missed by all. No memorial services will be held per Kevin's wishes. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/8/2014

JOHN SCOTT RAVER, 62, of Littlestown passed away as a result of a tragic accident on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Baltimore Shock Trauma Center. He was the loving husband of Susan B. Raver for 28 years. Born Feb. 22, 1952 in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late John Samuel Raver and Lois "Penny" (Gallagher) Raver of Frederick, Md. John was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Hanover and the United Methodist Men. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving his country proudly during the Vietnam War. John was employed with The Brickman Group Limited, Urbana, Md. for the past 15 years. John was an active outdoors man and enjoyed camping, hiking, canoeing and biking. He also loved gardening, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to John's wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Michelle Stair and her husband Scott of York Springs; two granddaughters, Carrie and Addison Stair; his sisters, Robin Marie Zuckerman of Germantown, Md. and Elizabeth "Kelly" Beller of Westport, Conn.; his father-in-law, Lloyd W. Bailey and his wife Betty of Ulster, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Bailey of Troy, Pa. and Brian Bailey and his wife Helen of Towanda, Pa.; his sister-in-law, Pat Carr and her husband Jack of Stevensville, Pa.; his very special friends, Frankie and Mike Crosby of Hanover and many adoring nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his baby daughter, Carrie Lynne Raver. A celebration of life memorial service was held on Saturday, April 5 at First United Methodist Church, Hanover, Pa. with Rev. Gregory A. Rapp officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 Frederick St., Hanover, PA or to the American Cancer Society in honor and memory of the women in John's life, c/o 924 N. Colonial Ave., York, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/8/2014

IRVIN W. RAWLINGS JR. 72, of 244 Patton Hill Rd., Towanda, Pa., passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at his home. Irvin was born in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 10, 1941, a son of the late Irvin W. Rawlings Sr. and Catherine Turnbull Rawlings. Irvin was employed by the Department of Defense as a cartographer for many years until his retirement in 1995. He worked on many important map projects over the years including mapping of the moon. Irvin was a member of the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club, Bridge Street Hill Rod & Gun Club and Beirne-Webster VFW Post in Towanda. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and working on vehicles. Surviving are his children Richard W. Rawlings of Seattle, Wash., Lillea V. Newman and husband Brian of Towanda, Sara S. Hollett and husband Joe of Towanda, Andrew T. Rawlings of Towanda; grandchildren Wilson, Howie, Gracie, Madison, Ali and Kristi; brother Bernard Rawlings of Washington, D.C.; sister, Ella Leigh and husband Donald of Bristow, Va.; a niece and two nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, Aug. 5, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers, Irvin's family requests that family and friends raise a glass in a toast to a wonderful man. –Towanda Daily Review 8/3/2014

RAYMOND –LYNDA CHARLENE WAGNER, age 64 of Sayre, PA passed away July 19, 2014. She was born in Elmira, NY to Charles & Jeanne Raymond. Lynda was predeceased by her parents; her long time partner, Stephen Carey; and her nephew, Joseph Raymond. She is survived by her brothers, Lynn Raymond of Wellsburg, NY and Gene Raymond of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; daughter, Danille Inman and grandchildren Jadakis & Khamiah of Elmira NY; many cousins, aunts and uncles. Lynda was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed movies, music, dining out, shopping and spending time with family & friends. Lynda especially enjoyed her pets. She was a dedicated employee of Guthrie for more than 20 years where her co-workers were like family. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday August 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. The family would like to give a special thanks to several close friends for the care and attention Lynda was shown during her illness. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Lynda's memory to the Mark Stensager Human Service Fund, Guthrie Clinic Resource Development, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA or Animal Care Sanctuary 353 Sanctuary Hill Lane, East Smithfield, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/27/2014

REEVES –J0LENE M. LOCKNER of Penn Yan, N.Y., passed away at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Jolene was born Aug. 15, 1964, the daughter of Gary and Barbara Strope Reeves. She is survived by: her parents, Gary Reeves of Waverly, N.Y.; mother, Barbara Dalton of Canton; her husband of 30 years, Vincent Sr. of Penn Yan; two children, Vincent Lockner Jr. and Carissa Lockner, both of Penn Yan; two grandchildren, Connor and Chloe; two brothers, Gary Lee (Gloria) Reeves of Waverly and Keith (Vicki) Reeves of Montana; three sisters, Bonnie (Ellwin) Monahan of Montana, Connie (John) Bradley of Mountain Top, Pa., and Missy (Paul) of Waverly. Jolene was predeceased by her stepfather, Robert Dalton. Calling hours will be held Saturday, March 8 from 3-6 p.m. at Weldon Funeral Home, 102 E. Main St., Penn Yan. Memorial donations may be made to Jolene Lockner Memorial Nursing Scholarship in care of Five Star Bank, 129 Elm St., Penn Yan, NY. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Nettle Valley Cemetery. –Sayre Morning Times 3/5/2014

REID –HELEN REID ACKLEY, 90, died April 13, 2014 in her beloved Hawaii. She was a retired communications employee with the Naval Communication Area Master Station, Eastern Pacific. A native of Athens, she proudly served with other "Rosies" at the LVRR during WWII. Following the war, her husband Elmer J. Ackley (USN) returned to the Valley, but they decided Hawaii beckoned. He went first and she joined him in 1950 with their four oldest children. Helen was predeceased by her husband Elmer, daughter Diana Lantz, sons Elmer Jr. and Alan, as well as her parents David Leroy and Elizabeth Lyons Reid, and sisters Laura Knowles and Virginia Havens. She is survived by sons David, Stephen and Brian; grandchildren Bucky Lantz, Katrina Thompson, Luke Lantz, David C. Ackley and Margaret Jennifer Gouge; and five great-grandchildren Nicholas Thompson, Alex and Andrew Gouge, and Lily and Jason Lantz; along with numerous nieces and nephews. We shall miss her wonderful stories of family history, her beloved Hawaii, books, her many travels...and her sweet laugh. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, Makai Chapel. Services will follow at 10:30 a.m. Committal services will be held at 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). She will be buried alongside her husband Elmer J. Ackley and son Alan C. Ackley. –Sayre Morning Times  4/21/2014

CARL EDWARD REYNOLDS SR. -On the morning of Monday, May 19, 2014, Carl Edward Reynolds Sr. of Sayre, passed away peacefully at his residence with his family and friends at his side. He was 68 years of age. Born June 5, 1945 in Scranton, he was the son of Charles and Mary (Slocum) Reynolds. Carl was well acquainted with hard work, and had been employed as a foundry worker. On Aug. 14, 1965 he married Peggy Utter of Sayre, and together they raised three sons and a daughter. Carl will always be remembered as being a loving father and a true friend to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Peggy, at home; children, Lisa (and Bill) Matthews of Canton, Carl Reynolds Jr. of Wysox, Brian Reynolds of Sayre and Bruce (and Cory) Reynolds of New Albany; sisters, Betty (and Velton) Lattimer of Litchfield, Jane Hibbard of Athens, Pa., and Dorothy Wheeler of Penn Yan, N.Y.; as well as six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Charles, Donald, George, Robert and Ronald. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. The service will be at 7 p.m. Interment will be private. –Towanda Daily Review 5/20/2014

RICE –HELENE RICE DAVIS, 83 of Monroeton passed away peacefully on the morning of March 20, 2001 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte with her husband, Gordon Davis of nearly 62 years at her side.  Helene was born in Monroeton on Dec. 23, 1917, a daughter of the late Helen Coolbaugh Rice and F. Richard Rice.  Helene was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1935.  She started her long and varied collegiate career at Drexel University and received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT.  She had taken many graduate courses at different times and had received Ford Fellowships for three summer school sessions at Bucknell University in Asian Studies.  She received a Carnegie Fellowship for a years study at the University of Pittsburgh in the School of Public and International Affairs.  She was an avid reader and was always looking for more ways to increase her education including many courses offered locally by Mansfield University.  She privately studied French, Spanish, Russian and some Chinese.  Another interest of Helene’s was foot reflexology, which she would practice on anyone who would shed their shoes for her.  Helene had quite a varied work career including teaching and substitute teaching a host of subjects for many years in area schools.  She was an instructor in a training program at the Adult Learning Center in Towanda and also at the JTPA training program located in Northumberland.  Helene served as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the HUD Disaster Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. after the 1972 flood.  She also was an instructor for both the Dale Carnegie and Dorothy Carnegie courses.  She volunteered in many programs to help the needy and worked for a long time on the crisis program in the county and was on call 24 hours a day.  She was the first woman to be elected to the Monroe Borough Council and early in her marriage had taken a Civil Aviation Administration ground school course and had won a flight scholarship leading her to being a licensed pilot.  Helene was also very involved in the running of Rice’s Dairy, dairy store, orchard and sheep farm when not working at her other careers.  Her work routinely included tending sheep and other animals, delivering milk, making cider, tending to the orchard and picking apples, keeping the various buildings painted and maintained, bee keeping (including removing swarms from neighbors properties and transporting the queens to her hives), and perhaps what she’s most remembered for during the summer months, mowing acres and acres of grass.  She is survived by her husband, Gordon P. Davis of Monroeton; her children, Richard R. and wife, Lee Wisel of Silver Spring, MD; Gordon P. Jr. and wife, Olympia of Tampa, Fla.; Jacqueline Wolfe and husband, Robert Bagshaw of Reston, VA; Adelaide (Dee) and husband, Edward Arnold of Endwell, NY; grandchildren, Scott and wife, Mary Davis of Virginia Beach, VA, Karin and husband Mark Thompson of Chesapeake, VA, children of Richard Anastasia (Stacie), a senior at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., daughter of Gordon Jr.; Brett Gerald and Eva Jacqueline, children of Dee; a great-granddaughter, Morgan Grace, daughter of Scott and Mary Davis; a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and David R. Smith, Jr. of Towanda and their children, Kirk, Scott and Jeffrey Smith.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a nephew, David R. Smith III.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  The family suggests that those who may wish to make a memorial gift in lieu of flowers in Helene’s memory may consider Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Rd., Suite 140, Rockville, MD or a charity of their choice. –Towanda Daily Review

RICKEY –NANCY A. (RICKEY) DAVIES age 84 of Horseheads, NY passed away on June 23, 2014. Nancy was born on the Rickey Farm in Horseheads, NY, attended and graduated with honors from Horseheads High School. Nancy graduated with honors with a Bachelor's in Education from Cortland State University in New York. Nancy taught elementary grades in Whitney Point, NY; Cortland, NY; Millis, MA; and Amherst, MA until 1976. Nancy received her Master's in Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA and worked at the Achievement Center in Horseheads. Nancy was an avid reader and was proudly a charter member of the Women's Barbershop Chorus, the Crystal Chords. Nancy is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Richard C. Davies; her daughter, Carol (Stephen) Tobias of Weymouth, MA; son, Richard (Debra) Davies of Cranston, RI; son, Mark (Paula) Davies of Holden, MA; and daughter, Linda (Carlton) MacDonald of Horseheads, NY; eight grandchildren, Stephen, Jennifer, Kimberly, Kelley, Sara, Katherine, Zachary and Rebecca; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Evan; her first cousin, Linn McKee and family of Horseheads, NY. Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Howard and Beatrice (VanDusen) Rickey; and her brother, Howard (Sonny) Rickey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy's memory to the Southern Tier Food Bank, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY. A memorial gathering will be announced at a future date. Arrangements by the Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/25/2014

KARL A.  (BONES) RINEBOLD, 44, of 78 Sammy Lane, Athens Township, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2010, at home. Karl was born on Feb. 14, 1966, in Sayre, Pa., the son of Karl E. and Nancy E. Miller Rinebold of Chemung, N.Y. Karl loved fishing, working on cars, music and movies. Karl is survived by: his parents; sisters: Deb (Fred) Talada of Chemung, N.Y., and Cindy (Dan) Howard of Waverly, N.Y.; grandmother Norma Rinebold of Athens, Pa.; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and his faithful companion Hooch. Karl is predeceased by: sister, Jody Pond in June 2000 and grandparents Theodore and Helen Miller. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Waverly, N.Y. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made in Karl's name to: Stray Haven Human Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review 5/19/2010

ROBERTS –SHARON R. SUHR, 73, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, April 7, 2014, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of John K. Suhr whom she married on July 23, 1960. Sharon was born Jan. 31, 1941, the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Louise (Robbins) Roberts. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School. Surviving in addition to her husband, John, are her daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Scott Gorg of Wellsboro; son and daughter-in-law, David and Tina Suhr of St. Louis, Mo.; son, Steven Suhr of Elizabeth City, N.C.; two grandchildren, Mathew Wilson, Logan Gorg; great-granddaughter, Molly Anderson; sisters, Jackie Knaus of Wellsboro, Susie and Debbie of Westfield; sister and brother-in-law, Barb and Tom Auman of Wellsboro; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Mike Kudrich of Hawley; brother, John Robbins of Westfield; stepmother, Lucy Roberts of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. Service will be at the convenience of the family. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. –Wellsboro Gazette 4/7/2014

ROCKWELL –BOBBIE JO ROCKWELL CHACONA, 35, of Sayre, Pa., passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at home following an extended illness. She was born on August 22, 1978 in Sayre, Pa. Bobbi Jo was a loving wife, mother and step-mother. She loved spending time with her family, especially her daughters. She enjoyed scrapbooking, flower arranging, and gardening. Bobbi Jo graduated from Athens Area Schools in 1996 and then obtained her Associates Degree from Corning Community College. Bobbi Jo was a person who enjoyed life and did it her way. She is predeceased by her grandparents who raised her Henry and Helen M. Rockwell. Bobbi Jo is survived by her husband of 12 years Theodore C., Jr. at home, children Madisyn Alexandra and Peyton Leigh at home, step-daughters Brooke Ryan Chacona of Elmira, N.Y. and Hailey Marie Chacona of Elmira, NY, father and mother-in-law Theodore C., Sr. and Mary Jean Chacona, brother-in-law Michael John Chacona of Sayre, Pa., special cousin Cammy Jo and Thomas Carman, nephew Joshua Michael Chacona and niece Morgan Elizabeth Chacona. Friends and family may call on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from noon - 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 1pm with Rev. David Larson officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Bobbi Jo's memory to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 3/5/2014

GENE ROCKWELL, 74, of Halsey Valley, N.Y., died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, N.Y. He was born in Waverly, N.Y., on Dec. 30, 1939, the son of Paul and Mildred (Bidlack) Rockwell. He was predeceased by his son, Lewis Whalen Jr.; daughter, Laurie A. Rockwell; and grandson, Ryan Bellini. Gene is survived by his wife, Barbara Rockwell; children, Nancy (George) Oakes, Jay (Kerry) Rockwell-Joyce, Jeffrey A. (Joanne) Rockwell, Kevin Whalen, Melissa (Rodrick) Hopkins, Michael (Dawn) Rockwell; grandchildren, Josh, Samantha, Buddy, Irene, Shane, Taylor, Torianna, Bryant, Kyla, Conor, Brandon, Alex, Sarah, Matthew, Emily, Addison, Jacob, Ella, Antonio; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Gene was a member of the Halsey Valley Fire Department, having served as fire chief for 16 years. He served on the Tioga District Fire Commissioners, Tioga Advisory Board and Halsey Valley Cemetery Board. Calling hours will be Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from noon to 2 p.m. and funeral at 2 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Interment will follow at Halsey Valley Cemetery, Town of Barton, N.Y. Memorials may be directed to the Halsey Valley Fire Department and the Halsey Valley United Methodist Church. –Sayre Morning Times 6/28/2014

ROGERS –ELAINE HERMAN passed into the hands of the Lord on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the age of 79. Elaine was born in 1934 in West Nicholson, Pa. and graduated from Nicholson High School in 1952. She went on to graduate from Mansfield University in 1956 with a degree in elementary education. She played trombone in the marching bands at both schools. Subsequently, she taught in Tunkhannock. She married Robert Herman of Tunkhannock in 1957 and spent the next 25 years traveling the world with him and the Air Force — from the pagodas of the Far East to the castles of Europe. They returned back to the family farm in West Nicholson in 1981. They were married 56 years. Elaine enjoyed exploring history throughout her life, square dancing (having danced under the Eiffel Tower), cake decorating (creating beautiful wedding cakes), was a voracious reader and had a soft spot for animals and ice cream. She also played the piano and organ at West Nicholson UMC for the past 20 years. She was a dedicated church worker and volunteered at a number of local organizations including the Nicholson Fire Company Auxiliary, the Wyoming County Fair and the Elections Commission among others. Elaine was the daughter of the late Kenneth and L'Neita Rogers of West Nicholson. She is survived by her husband, Bob; daughter, Cathy; and son, Steve; sister, June Wadlington; and brother, Carl Rogers; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by a sister, Ruth Ann Jendreck. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State Street, Nicholson, with a funeral service to follow on Saturday, March 29, at 10:00 a.m. at the West Nicholson United Methodist Church. Interment to follow at Nicholson Cemetery with a luncheon at the church directly thereafter. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Nicholson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 151, Nicholson, PA or to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA. –Scranton Times 3/27/2014

SCOTT ROGERS, 63, of Troy, Pa. passed away at home while surrounded by his family on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Scott Steven Rogers was born on Sept. 21, 1950 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Donald H. and Ethel (Schreck) Rogers. After graduating from Sayre High School in 1968, he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in accounting from Bloomsburg State College. On Sept. 2, 1972, Scott married the former Patricia Leiby in Bloomsburg. He was employed since 1976 as a CPA and later became a partner with the Allen, Rogers and Osgood Accounting Firm in Troy. Scott was very involved in his community. He enjoyed being an active member of the Troy First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, church treasurer and pancake breakfast chairman. He possessed a beautiful voice and sang in the church choir and area gospel groups; Northern Heirs, Higher Ground and Old Hymns. He was a 30-year member of the Troy Rotary Club, serving as president, secretary, assistant district governor, exchange student chairman and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow. He was a life member of Troy's Oscoluwa Fire Co. where he earned the honor of fireman of the year. Scott also was a member of the Troy Lodge 306 F&AM, a PIAA high school track official for 30 years and volunteered as an ambulance driver. Surviving are his wife Pat; two children, Gretchen (Matthew) Geer of Springfield and Zachary Rogers of Sunbury (fiancée Megan Kerlin); two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Evan Geer; three siblings, Brett (Alice) Rogers of Sayre, Seth (Bonnie) Rogers of Wellsboro and Sandy Call of Sayre; a sister-in-law, Carol (Glen) Coombe of Bloomsburg; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eli and Jean Leiby. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Troy First Baptist Church. Pastor Garry Zuber will officiate the memorial service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, 579 Canton St. or to the Troy Rotary Club, P.O. Box 84 both in Troy, PA. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 2/27/2014

PAUL E. ‘CHIEF’ ROHE, 82 of Rushville, PA passed away, Monday, June 30, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born May 28, 1932 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Clarence S. and Grace (Rohe) Bender. His wife Emily J. (Hunsinger) Rohe predeceased him in 2009. He owned the Rainbow Inn for 44 years. Paul served in the Navy from 1950 to 1970 and was active in Korea during the Korean War. He was raised by his grandfather and lived with his aunt and uncle, Alverta and Lawerence Rohe, Sr. and their children, Tom, Bernadine, Catherine, Mary and Lawrence Rohe, Jr. Survivors include his son, Joel A. Rohe of Rushville; daughters and son-in-law, Karen and Keith Mitchell of Lawton, Kimberly Freeman of South Montrose; grandchildren, Heidi, Cambria, Emilie, Aaron, Nathan; six great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Kelley; brothers, Paul, Robert, Arthur, Donald, Leslie and Gary Bender. His brother, Richard Bender predeceased him. Interment was held in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 7 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. –Carol Brotsman

DAVID F. ROSS, JR., age 84, of 2567 Golden Hill Rd., Laceyville, PA, passed away on Saturday evening, March 22, 2014 at the Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA in Scranton, PA. David was born in Coatesville, PA on January 23, 1930, the son of the late David and Anna Fox McDonald Ross, Sr. He worked for many years in the West Chester area, most notably in the maintenance department for West Chester University. After he moved to Laceyville, PA he worked at the J-Long Vu Farm with the Milliron Family on Golden Hill. In his spare time, David enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and taking care of his cats. David is survived by his brother, John Ross (Bonnie Shippee) of Springhill, FL; nephew Johnny Ross of Plant City, FL; special friends Alice Brinton of Tunkhannock, PA, Sherry & Carl Dulaney, Carl Dulaney III, Clayton Dulaney, Cole Dulaney and families all of Towanda, PA; Thomas & Kimberly Brinton and their children Chelsea, Thomas Jr., & Tori-Lynn of Forkston, PA; Timothy Brinton of West Chester, PA, Keith Brinton of Pottstown, PA, Amanda Brinton of West Chester, PA, Colin Brinton of West Chester, PA; Ralph & Gloria Million, Jr., of Golden Hill, PA, Melissa & Mark Manning of Lake Carey, PA, Karl Milliron of Golden Hill, PA, Aaron Milliron of Tunkhannock, PA, Conrad & Jen Milliron of DuBois, PA, Eric Milliron of Tunkhannock, PA, Sabrina Milliron of Moosic, PA, Tom & Mindy Milliron of Rome, PA, James Milliron & Kelly Davis Pascoe of Golden Hill, PA, Jason Milliron of Tunkhannock, PA, Josh Milliron of Elizabethtown, PA, and Jesse & Mindy Milliron of Liberty Corners, PA. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a very special friend Mary Milliron on March 15, 2014. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville, PA. There will be a tree planting ceremony following the graveside service to honor David as well as Ralph and Mary Milliron, Sr. at Mary Milliron’s Home, 2567 Golden Hill Rd, Laceyville, PA. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville, PA. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make memorial donations may do so in David’s name to The Oldest House, PO Box 175, Laceyville, PA.

FRED A. RUMSEY, 64, of Shunk, Pa., formerly of Troy, passed away on Friday morning, May 2, 2014, at the Troy Community Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Fred was born on June 24, 1949 in Elmira, N.Y., one of three children to the late Emery Earl and Marjorie (Kittle) Rumsey. He was a 1968 graduate of Troy High School, where he excelled in Trojan wrestling. Renowned as "The Magnificent Rumsey," he was inducted into the THS Hall of Fame in 1982. Fred was employed at Blossburg's Ward Foundry for 33 years until retiring in 2011. He was a member of the Canton and Morris Run American Legions. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman and also loved all types of auto racing. In earlier years, Fred built cars with Ray and Ronnie McClure. Surviving are his children Rebecca (Ralph) Lees of Hector, N.Y., Robert E. (Barbara) Rumsey of Newport, Va., William E. Rumsey of Ithaca, N.Y., David E. and Bryan L. Rumsey, both of Shunk; nine grandchildren; a sister Gayle Chase of Covington; a life-long friend Gloria Gates of Alba; many friends, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Fred was predeceased by his brother, Earl Rumsey and brother-in-law, John "Jack" Chase. It was Fred's wishes that services and burial be private. The Rumsey family is being assisted by the Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the family, c/o 354 Elsory Hill Rd., Shunk, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/4/2014

RUMSEY –IRENE RUMSEY MESSING, 93, died June 22, 2014 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA. Mrs. Messing was born to Dean and Helen (Crum) Rumsey on February 1st, 1921 in Sayre, PA. She was wed to Frederick Messing on August 2, 1943 at the Daggett United Methodist Church. While growing up, she worked in her father's bakery and upon graduation from the Mansfield State Teachers College, began her teaching career in the one room school house in Coryland, Pa. Irene then went on to be employed by Millerton Elementary School for over thirty years as both a teacher and then a principal. She loved to learn and was a lifelong educator. With a stern classroom discipline, she was remembered by many sixth graders, including both her daughters. Her enjoyment of geography and history came through in her lessons. Later in life, she loved to tap trees and boil maple syrup with her husband. As a member of the Daggett community and the Daggett United Methodist Church for over 80 years, she taught Sunday school, was president of the United Methodist Women, and was secretary of the Daggett Cemetery Association. With her husband, they acted as caretakers of the Daggett Cemetery for over twenty years. Irene was an avid traveler who was always ready for a trip. Well into her Golden years, she enjoyed cruising the Caribbean or go on adventures with her family to Belize, Guatemala or Costa Rica. As a fan of sports, she loved watching football and particularly her Grandsons playing. All her life, she enjoyed reading, bird watching, gardening and cherished time with her family. Her life in three words: Family, Faith, Strength. Mrs. Messing is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Messing, and survived by two daughters, Ann and Tom Nickeson of Bicknell, UT and Lisa and Mark Tuttle of Redmond, WA. She is further survived by five grandchildren, William Linder, Heather Linder Spring, Stephanie, Jennifer and Daniel Tuttle and a great granddaughter, Alyvia Spring. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sibling Evelyn Rumsey Norton. Family and friends are invited to the memorial service to be held at the Daggett Methodist Church, 44 Church St. Millerton, PA, on June 27, 2014 at 11:30 AM. Memorial donations may be made in Irene's memory to the Daggett United Methodist Church or the Daggett Cemetery Association, care of Irene Winterstein, 44 Church St. Millerton, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/25/2014

RUTH –EMILY RUTH PFAADT, age 85, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, June 13, 2014 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born November 23, 1928 in Scottdale, PA, a daughter of John Homer and Ruby (Bailey) Ruth. Emily was the widow of the late William Pfaadt. She was a retired nurse from Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Emily was a very active member of St. James Episcopal Church where she was involved with the Altar Guild and choir. She also enjoyed golfing, reading, needlework, playing bridge and later was a member of the Red Hatters. Emily is survived by her son, Eric William (Susan Reyes) Pfaadt of Timonium, MD; her daughter, Margaret Cunningham (Timothy) Argo of Cincinnati, OH; her grandchildren, Karen Ruth (Matt) Bader and Thomas Michael Argo; her great grandson, Noah Jeffrey Bader; two brothers, John H. (Judy) Ruth of Cedar Rapids, IA; and James W. (Kathy) Ruth of Dunlap, IL; a cousin, Joyce Evans of Dewey, AZ; several nieces and a nephew, Beth (Steve) Westra, Cathy (Pat) Keeley, Melissa (Georgie) Ruth, Amy (Leigh) Allen and Michael (Romby) Ruth. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Ellen Jones. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. James Episcopal Church, 18 St. James St., Mansfield, PA with Rev. Rowena Gibbons officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. James Episcopal Church Organ Fund, 18 St. James St., Mansfield, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/23/2014

SAGER –NANCY (SAGER) WANNENWETSCH, age 72, of Holley, N.Y., died June 6, 2014 peacefully at home, after a short illness. Born Dec. 25, 1941 in Sayre, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Genevieve and Donald Sager. She lived most of her life in this area. Nancy was a graduate of St. Mary's X-Ray School in Rochester, N.Y. She went on to work at the old Arnold Gregory Hospital in Albion, Lakeside Memorial in Brockport and retired from Orthopedic Association of Rochester. She enjoyed her career and the many lifelong friends made along the way. Nancy was an avid reader and could always be found with a book in hand. After her two granddaughters were born, she devoted much of her time to them. They were the "light of her life" and the girls loved their "Momo"! She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jack; two children, Kurt Wannenwetsch and Krista (Gary) Radford of Holley; two granddaughters, Emily and Olivia Radford; sister, Cheryl (Walter) Durfor of Dunnville, Ky.; brother, Thomas (Carol) Sager of Sayre and several nieces, nephews, and cousins who all had a place in her heart. Family and friends are welcome to attend a graveside service Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY or the Holley Community Free Library, 86 Public Square, Holley, NY. Arrangements are by Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Holley. –Sayre Morning Times 6/10/2014

FRED V. SALSMAN of Laceyville RD2 (Golden Hill) passed away Tuesday March 8, 1988 at the Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock where he had been residing. Born on Golden Hill October 24, 1891, he was the son of the late Walter and Esther Ford Salsman. Mr. Salsman was a dairy farmer all his life on Golden Hill. In his earlier years he was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed hunting. In his earlier years he was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed hunting. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Bessie McCarrol, who passed away in 1956. He is survived by eight daughters: Mrs. Ernest (Louise) Ditchburn of Wilmmington, Del., Mrs. Ben (Freda) Stedge of Waverly, Mrs. Edwin (Letha) Robinson of Middletown, PA, Mrs. Lela Smith of Laceyville, Mrs. Melvin (Martha) Adams of Sugar Run, Mrs. Richard (Thelma) Larrabee of Durham, NC, Mrs. Floyd (Marjorie Bahr of Byron, MN and Mrs. George (Nancy) Vargason of Towanda. He is also survived by four sons: Robert and Harold both of Laceyville, Glen of Danville, PA and Fred Salsman Jr. of Stevensville; 38 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Forrest Salsman. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. in the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with the Rev. Doug Hoeffner of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery, Laceyville. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening from 7-9. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wyoming County Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review

SAMPSON –MADALINE S. SHAY of West River Road, Nichols went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Madaline was born Feb. 2, 1927 in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of Carl M. and Anna Rose (Smith) Sampson. She was a devoted and faithful member of the Nichols Baptist Church. Madaline touched many lives and will be missed by so many. She enjoyed spending time in her gardens, cooking, baking although her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by her family. Madaline will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 60 years, John "Jack" Shay; her daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Larry Sterling, Cindy and Ron Keppler; her sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Sandy Shay, Jim and Patti Shay; her special grandchildren, Jenny and Jon Hardin, Jessica and Rich Lambert, Dan and Catherine Shay, Julie and Joel Riley, Brad and Karyn Sterling, Justin and Heather Keppler, Kristen Keppler, Katie Shay and Adam Shay; 12 great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Richard "Dick" Smith; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and Bill Hay; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Madaline was predeceased by her twin sister, Margaret Towner; sisters, Doris Moore and Alma Smith; brothers, Donald Sampson and Warren Sampson. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and a celebration of Madaline's life will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Ron Park, officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Baptist Church, P.O. Box 156, Nichols, NY in loving memory of Madaline S. Shay. –Towanda Daily Review 3/21/2014

STANLEY J. (JAY) SAXTON went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 16, 2014 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He breathed his first breath in heaven that day after fighting a courageous battle with Glioblastoma Multiform, brain cancer. Jay was employed for over thirty years as a painter's helper by Mercury Aircraft at both the Hammondsport and Bath plants. His most recent employment was with Demet's Candy Company of Horseheads. As a longtime member of Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, he served on the board of Trustees and derived great pleasure from participating in many of Victory's Easter productions, often portraying one of the disciples. One of the greatest joys of Jay's life was playing Euchre with various clubs and in multiple tournaments. As an avid Cowboys fan, he seldom missed watching his 'boys' when their games were televised and counted his tour of the new Dallas stadium as one of the highlights of his life. He also enjoyed watching all levels of baseball-especially the Cincinnati Reds, playing the football pools and making NCAA basketball playoffs more exciting by filling out brackets. Jay's survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Mary Kelly; his mother, Janice Russell of Hornell; daughters, Jamie Kelly of Cohoes, NY and Erin (Robert) Bruce of Camp Hill, PA; sons, Christopher (Melissa) of Clay, NY, Mathew of Fort Drum, and Scott (Stacy) of Willoughby, OH; grandchildren, Danielle Kelly, Dominick Bruce, Brayden and Kaitlyn Saxton; great-grandchildren, Traevon and Delena Watkins; sisters, Kathleen (Gary) Holmes of Arkport, Yvonne Saxton of Hornell, and Donna (Mike) Wyant of Arkport; brother, Allen (Becky) of Erie, PA; several nieces and nephews. The family invites you to join them at a luncheon to celebrate Jay's life at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church on Saturday, June 21st at 2:00 PM. Mary entrusted Jay's care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/17/2014

GARY JAMES SCHOONOVER, 61, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014 with his loving wife and daughter at his side at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Buffalo. Gary was born January 11, 1953 in Johnson City to Burton and Helen (Dubisch) Schoonover. He resided with his extended family at the homestead on Schoonover Road in Tioga Center for over half of his life. Gary graduated from Tioga Central School with the class of 1971, Broome Community College, and Elmira College with a Bachelors of Arts Magna Cum Laude and Masters of Science in Education. His first (and only) teaching position was at his alma mater. After earning tenure, Gary started his own independent advertising agency which he continued to work until his passing. In 1987, Gary began his career with Keith Clark in Sidney, N.Y. Gary was in his 26th year of working for the manufacturer at the time of his death. Gary also served as vice president of the Sidney Central School Board of Education. In 1989, Gary moved to Sidney and was married to Bonnie MacDonald-Schoonover less than a year after they met on Oct. 14. In 1995, the love of his life, his daughter, Julia, was born. Julia had completed her freshman year at the University at Buffalo the week of her beloved father's death. Gary was born January 11, 1953 in Johnson City to Burton and Helen (Dubisch) Schoonover. He resided with his extended family at the homestead on Schoonover Road in Tioga Center for over half of his life. Gary graduated from Tioga Central School with the class of 1971, Broome Community College, and Elmira College with a Bachelors of Arts Magna Cum Laude and Masters of Science in Education. His first (and only) teaching position was at his alma mater. After earning tenure, Gary started his own independent advertising agency which he continued to work until his passing. In 1987, Gary began his career with Keith Clark in Sidney, N.Y. Gary was in his 26th year of working for the manufacturer at the time of his death. Gary also served as vice president of the Sidney Central School Board of Education. In 1989, Gary moved to Sidney and was married to Bonnie MacDonald-Schoonover less than a year after they met on Oct. 14. In 1995, the love of his life, his daughter, Julia, was born. Julia had completed her freshman year at the University at Buffalo the week of her beloved father's death.
Gary is also survived by his mother, Helen Schoonover; brother and sister-in-law, Nicholas and Sally Schoonover all of Tioga Center; nephews, Nicholas (Tammy) Schoonover of Sellersville, Pa., Mark (Tammy) Schoonover of Big Flats; niece, Elizabeth (Jonathon) McCarthy; three great-nephews, Ethan, James and Justin; great-niece, Shelby; two loving cousins and their families and a diverse group of friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at noon at Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, with the Rev. Donna Taylor Martin officiating. Family invites friends to call from 10 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Schoonover Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made toward Julia's remaining years of college tuition to Bonnie Schoonover, 74 West Main St., Sidney, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 4/23/2014

JIMMY M. SCHRIMP, 68, of Rome Township, Pa. passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Jimmy was born March 12, 1946 in Cookeville, Putnam County, Tenn., the son of Eugene and Louise Barbara Stewart Schrimp. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1964 and later served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper having attained the rank of Sergeant in E. Troop, 17th Cavalry, 173rd Airborne Brigade which overran a Viet Cong tax collecting point on Highway 20 during the Vietnam War. Jimmy was the recipient of the Parachute Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Following completion of his military service, Jimmy was employed as an explosives technician for the Blazely Construction Company on the Towanda Route 220 By-Pass Project and was later employed by the Lamp Phosphors Division at GTE Sylvania and subsequently Osram-Sylvania in Towanda for many years until his retirement. Jimmy was a life member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda and was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. He also assisted in construction work on the early AM Vets Post in Asylum Township. Jimmy enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and helping family and friends. Surviving are his children, Patricia (Cecil) Colegrove of Standing Stone, Janice Groover (Terry Vanderpool) of Towanda, Tanya (Orlando) Brown of Rome, Kristy Brown of Rome Twp.; grandchildren, James (Jessica) Brown of Rome, Justin (Abby) Brown of Muncy, Brett (Julie) Vanderpool of Wysox, Ronda Bouse of Waverly, Holly Bouse (Bill Johnson) of Wyalusing, T.J. Vanderpool (Brooks Shaw) of Wyalusing, DeeAnn (Jeff) Valentine of Louisiana, Art Everly Jr. of Towanda, Tanya Ball of Asylum Township, Tiffany Thomas of Standing Stone, Joseph (Beth) Thomas of Sayre; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Roy Schrimp and wife Lori of Towanda, Wayne Schrimp of Karnack, Texas; sisters, Barbara Park and husband Skip of Wysox, Regina Moon and husband Bill of Ontario, Calif., Brenda Hill of Flower Mound, Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special nephew, David Park of Wysox; and special niece, Jessica Amato of Sayre. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved life time partner of 43 years whom he dearly missed, Geraldine M. Thomas on July 25, 2012; son, LaVerne H. Thomas Jr. on Dec. 28, 2012; brother, Phillip G. Schrimp on June 14, 1981; and sister, Cindy S. Foust on Aug. 3, 2008. A joint memorial service for Jimmy M. Schrimp and Geraldine M. Thomas will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Military honors will be accorded for Jimmy by Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. The family suggests that contributions in Jimmy's memory be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL. –Towanda Daily Review 8/8/ 2014

SCHULTZ –JANET S. COOLBAUGH, 81, of Sarasota, Fla. formerly of Towanda died May 18, 1989. She was the daughter of the late Henry G. Shultz and Gertrude Dixon Schultz of Towanda. Mrs. Coolbaugh was educated in the Towanda schools and married George H. Coolbaugh of Durell in September 1928. She moved from Media, Pa. to Florida at the time of her husband’s retirement in 1966. Throughout her retirement she was active in various charitable organizations in the Sarasota area and as a member of the First Presbyterian Church in that city. In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Joan C. Winterbottom of Marrero, La. and Jeanne C. Alshouse of Boise, Idaho; two sons, Jesse D. Coolbaugh of Baldwin Park, Calif. and George H. Collbaugh Jr. of Rochester, NY; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Her husband currently resides at Apt. 108, 2214 N. Tamiami, Trail, Sarasota, Fla. The funeral service was held May 22 in Florida. Memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of South West Florida, 40 North Osprey Ave., Suite A., Sarasota, Fla. –Towanda Daily Review

DUANE JOHN SCOTT JR of Durell, Asylum Township, Pa. passed away Jan. 11, 2014. He was born at Fort Bragg, N.C. on Jan. 9, 1963, the son of Duane J. Scott Sr. and Susan J. Strope Scott. Duane attended the Towanda Schools and worked as a general contractor in the area for a number of years. He was well known and possessed many friends. Duane enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and helping others. Surviving are his children, Tonya, Dustin, Chelsie, Brad and Nichole; his parents, Duane J. Scott Sr. and Susan J. Scott of Durell; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Warren Santee of Durell; brother, Joey Dunn of Durell; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Scott Family with arrangements. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St. Williamsport, PA in Duane's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 4/1/2014 (Interesting note: In his Apr 1, 2014 obit, Jan 11, 2014 is stated as Duane’s date of death but he was missing since July 27, 2012 –Linda Mutzer -Authorities ID bones found back in January Remains discovered in remote, swampy area in Burlington Township.)

JASON MICHAEL SEARLE born March 3, 1976 passed away on Sunday June 22, 2014 unexpectedly. He is survived by his children, Jasmine Searle and Deven Searle; his fiancé, Nicole Shaff; his mother Jan Martz; aunts, Linda (Marc) Whitney and Karen (Burt) Schoonover; mother of his children, Denise Searle. Jason was predeceased by his grandparents, Arthur & Martha Searle whom he loved dearly. He loved his children more than life itself and was a devoted father. The "cridders" always came first. He will be missed greatly but forever in our hearts. There will be a graveside service on Friday June 27 at 10 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira. A reception will follow at a place to be announced. A life celebration will be held at a later date to be announced. Memorial donations may be directed to the wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS in Jason's memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/26/2014

SEARLES –BONNIE LEE (Searles) CROCKETT, 68, of Waverly passed away Tuesday June 17, 2014 at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, N.Y. Born April 15, 1946 in Waverly, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Doris (Lent) and Fay Searles. Bonnie was a lifelong resident of the Valley. She graduated from Waverly High School. She was employed by many area companies; Eastern Milk Producers, Leprino's, Food & Drug Research Lab and most recently retired from Hagen's Inc. Bonnie was a member of the North Barton Grange. She enjoyed quilting and farming. Bonnie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be deeply missed. Surviving her are her husband Ray at home; her sons Paul (Tanya) Crockett and Dave (Kathy) Crockett; her grandchildren Paulie, Emily, Brian and Jenna; her brothers Stan, Wayne and Alan, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins and her very special pets Molly and Sassy. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the North Barton Grange Hall, Ellis Creek Road. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review 6/19/2014

JOHN J. SENTYZ SR., 68, of 117 Tasker St., Philadelphia died Saturday afternoon, June 4, 1988 at Albert Einstein Hospital, S. Philadelphia. He was born January 27, 1920 in Philadelphia, son of Kazimer and Catherine Sentyz. He was a former resident of West Leroy Township. He was a member of the International Longshoreman’s Association Local #1291 for 43 years until his retirement in 1986. A veteran of World War II, he was also a member of St. Casmir’s Catholic Church in Philadelphia. He is survived by his wife, the former Catherine Woods, to whom he was married for 48 years; a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Mary) Aiello of Upland, PA; five sons, Charles a. and Jospeh M. of Philadelphia, Robert J. and Stephen K. of Upland and John Jr. of West Leroy; two sisters; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rachubinski Funeral Home, 1600 S. Second St., Philadelphia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at St. Casmir’s Roman Catholic Church, Philadelphia. –Towanda Daily Review

SERAFINI –MRS. ANNETTA ‘ANNA’ DECKER, age 90, of Mildred, Pa. passed away peacefully on early Friday morning, July 11, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Anna was born Aug. 21, 1923 in Bernice, Pa. to Eugenio and Susan Mattioli Serafini. One of eight children, Anna grew up in a very active household. She attended Bernice School. On May 7, 1945 she married Stephen Matthew Decker and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage before his passing on Jan. 12, 2000.  After having children, she became a devoted mother and a full-time homemaker. Anna was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Mildred, Pa. Surviving are son, Michael D. Decker of Dushore, Pa.; brother, Arno Serafini of Mildred, Pa.; sister, Anita Sysock of Dushore, Pa.; grandchildren, Malina (Vincent) Finan, Clint Decker, Ayla Decker, Wyatt Decker and Tyrell Decker; special caregiving niece, Jeanne (Mike) Bilski of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She was predeceased by a son, Eugene S. "Jimmy" Decker on May 22, 2009; and also by brothers, John Serafini and Armando Serafini; and by sisters, Rose Gardner, Josephine Barnatovich, and Enis Serafini. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa. with the Rev. Edward L. Michelini, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning, July 14, 2014 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorials be directed to the St. Francis of Assisi Maintenance Fund, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA or to the Mildred Ambulance Association, PO Box 74, Mildred, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/12/2014

SHAFFER –CAROL M. BENNINGER, 74, of Fulton Street, Waverly, N.Y., passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born in Towanda and graduated from Towanda Area High School, Towanda Area Vo-Tech and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Carol was a former member of the American Legion. She enjoyed gardening and floral design, watching NASCAR (especially her favorite driver Jeff Gordon), collecting antiques. Her greatest pleasure and passions were her Faith and her family. Carol is survived by her children, Gay-Dee (Paul) Bloss of Ulster, Michael (Sharon) Kelly of Wyalusing, Pa., Chris (Jenny) Kelly of Pt. St. Lucie, Fla., Janey (Bob) Stowits of Athens, Pa., John (Valerie) Kelly, of Elmira, N.Y. and Dominique (Megan) Benninger of LeMoyne, Pa.; her sisters, Marion Manahan, Doris Lane, Bette LeStrange, Jacqueline Chilbert, Dorothy Louise; and brothers, John Michael and Dean Shaffer. Thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. She was predeceased by her biological parents, Thomas and Irene Shaffer and her adoptive parents, Claude and Ethel Michael; sisters, Dianne Linaberry and Jeanne Marie Shaffer; brothers, Donald Dunham, Thomas Shaffer, James Kilgore and Robert Shaffer. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Carol's life at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, at the Greater Valley Assembly of God, 104 S. Main St., Athens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a local public library. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/27/2014

SHANER –MRS. PAULINE RUTH ‘PEGGY’ BENNETT, age 88, Wyalusing Township resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor, in Burlington Township, PA. Peggy was born on October 1, 1925 in Rushville, PA a daughter of the late Fay N. and Emma Edwards Shaner. She graduated from the Rush High School. She married Clifton Bennett of Stoney Point on October 9, 1944, he predeceased her on January 5, 2006. They had celebrated 61 years of marriage. Peggy was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she loved spending time with them. She enjoyed helping others, whether it be cooking for church dinners or sending cards to lift people’s spirits. She loved spending time outdoors, planting flowers, gardening, doing work around the yard. Peggy liked going for rides in the fall and taking in all of the beautiful foliage. Peggy would always put the needs of others in front of her own, her loving and caring nature was evident to all who knew her, and she will be greatly missed. She attended the Herrickville Wesleyan Church. Surviving: two sons: Richard (Charlene) Bennett of Sugar Run, PA and David F. Bennett of East Stroudsburg, PA; two daughters: Sharon Iskowitz of East Stroudsburg, PA and Barbara (Anthony) Rockwell of Spring Lake, PA; six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Jason Bennett and by two sisters, Arlene Schiappa and Helen Smith, and a brother John Shaner. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family at Peggy’s request and are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Herrickville Wesleyan Church, 127 Lent Road, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Rerview 4/14/2014

SHAW –RUTH E. SHAW DAVIS, 95, of Wilkes-Barre passed away peacefully at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on Monday evening February 24, 2014. Ruth was born April 28, 1918 in East Lemon, PA the daughter of the late Arthur and Marion Stark Shaw. Ruth was a member of the 1935 graduating class of Tunkhannock High School. She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert B. Ganley in 1962 and her second husband, Luther Davis in 1996. Ruth was a former member of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. During the 1950’s Ruth was nominated by PA Governor George M. Leader and unanimously confirmed by the State Senate to the vacant office of Wyoming County Treasurer. Ruth was also a special tax investigator for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Division of Sales and Use Tax. She also served 10 years as Vice Chairman of the Democratic Committee in Wyoming County. Ruth enjoyed her backyard and was an avid gardener and was proud of her vegetable and flower gardens. Ruth was also predeceased in death by brothers: Arthur W. and Charles E. Shaw. She is survived by son, David L. Davis II, his wife Virginia and Grandson David III of Kingston, PA. She is also survived by sisters Mary Tripp of Tunkhannock, Jean Loomis of Montrose and brother Edward Shaw and wife Lois of Coatsville, PA and Ocean Isle Beach, NC. and numerous nieces and nephews. The family extends special thanks to her dear friend and longtime loyal caregiver Roberta Borum and Ruth’s nephew John Rowlands for always being there for her. Additional thanks are extended to the 6th floor staff of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Kingston Health Care Center and Erwine Home Health and Hospice for their loving care and kindness. Viewing will be held at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home 123 W. Tioga Street Tunkhannock from 4-6 PM on Thursday 2-27-14 followed by funeral services at 6PM, Rev Peter F. Geschwinder of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church officiating. Internment will be at Sunnyside Cemetary at a later date. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the charity of the donors choice. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOHN ‘JACK’ SHAY, 82, of West River Road, Nichols went to his heavenly home and was reunited with his wife Madaline on Friday, June 13, 2014. Jack was born on Nov. 13, 1931 in Towanda, Pa., a son of the late Paul and Jeanne (Hogan) Shay. He was a graduate of Towanda High School and proudly served his country with the US Navy. Jack was a retired employee of IBM Owego. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time outdoors — although his greatest pleasure was being with his family. Jack was predeceased by his wife Madaline on March 19, 2014 and will be greatly missed by his children, his daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Larry Sterling, Cindy and Ron Keppler; his sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Sandy Shay, Jim and Patti Shay; his sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Bill Hay; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Jack's life will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ron Park, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will be in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Baptist Church, PO Box 156, Nichols, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 6/15/2014

SHEDDEN –LYNETTE JOYCE (SHEDDEN) BOYCE, age 87, of Spring Grove PA, formerly of Horseheads, NY and Blossburg, PA passed away on April 26, 2014 at York Hospital in York PA. She was the loving wife of the late Glenn E. Boyce, who passed away in 2001; together they shared over 54 years of marriage. Lyn was born on March 26, 1927 in Granville Center PA and was the daughter of the late Laurence & Mona (Case) Shedden. She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and Elmira College. She taught Math in Horseheads Central School System in New York for 24 years. She is survived by her daughter Susan Berg and husband Larry of Richmond VA; her sons Dennis Boyce and wife Debi of Clemmons NC and Steven Boyce and wife Pattie of Colorado Springs CO; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her daughter, Betsy Boyce, passed away on the same day just a few minutes after her death. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol. Services and Interment are being held privately by the family under the direction of Irwin-Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., of Spring Grove. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to your local chapter of American Diabetes Association. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/30/2014

ROBERT ALTON SHEETS, 75, well-known resident of North Towanda, Pa., formerly of Hughesville, Pa., passed away Friday morning, April 18, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Robert was born in Muncy, Pa., on May 22, 1938, the son of Gus and Iva Little Sheets. Following graduation from Hughesville High School, Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960. He later attended and graduated from Williamsport Area Community College. Robert was employed by the Bradco Supply Company in North Towanda for 53 years. He was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Boston, Mass. Robert served as chairman of the North Towanda Township Board of Supervisors, president of the Western Bradford County Council of Governments, and secretary of the Bradford County Progress Authority. He was a life member of the Franklin Engine Company in Towanda, charter member of the North Towanda Fire Department, member of the Bradford County Fire Police, and was a life member of the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club. Robert enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and fishing trips to Canada. Most of all he enjoyed working. Surviving are his wife, Eileen Thompson Sheets; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Tammy Sheets of N. Towanda, Bill and Patty Sheets of Towanda, Bob and Diane Sheets of Towanda, Gerald "Jass" and Cindy Sheets of Towanda; daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Andy Barnett of N. Towanda; grandchildren, Christopher Lee, Joshua, Jarrett, Nathan, Tricia, Taylor, Tyler, Christopher Kitson, Jimmy, Justin, Jeremy, Rhyan, Wyatt, Myriah; great-grandchildren, Kenley and Ryker; siblings and spouses, Betty and Jim Giles of Jersey Shore, Les and Linda Sheets of Denton, Texas, Nancy and Bill DeWire of Hughesville, Lee and Katie Sheets of San Diego, Calif., Jane and Alan Flenner of Harrisburg, Mark and Sheila Sheets of Muncy, Edie and Bill Heinzelmann of The Villages, Fla., Earla and Tom Gower of Montoursville, Ann and Keith Wallis of Muncy, Gale and Dean Kaler of Milton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Loretta and Edward Kukiates of Towanda; sisters-in-law, Shirley Sheets of Arlington, Texas, Winona Benjamin of Wysox, Doris Jane Simonds of Elmira, N.Y., Dorothy Bomboy Benjamin of Wysox, brother-in-law, Jerry Webster of Towanda; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace M. Benjamin Sheets on July 17, 2001; an infant son; his father and mother, Gus and Iva Sheets; brother and sister-in-law, Landy and Doris Sheets; brother, John Sheets; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Gerry Benjamin. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Bill Kleese officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening and one hour prior to the service Wednesday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be directed to the North Towanda Fire & Rescue Volunteer Fire Department, 40 Hillcrest Drive, Towanda, PA in Robert's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 4/19/2014

SHERMAN –CLARA ANN WEAVER, 75, of Standing Stone Twp., passed away at home on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Clara was born in Dushore on Dec. 27, 1938, a daughter of Carl S. Sherman Sr. and Evelyn Pauline Beaver Sherman. She met her future husband, Ivan Weaver, while ice skating at Gorman's Pond in Towanda. Clara and Ivan were married on April 20, 1957 in Wysox, Pa. She was employed by the sewing factories in Wysox, Shore's Short Stop in Wysox for 10 years, and P&C in Wysox for 15 years, as a cashier until her retirement. Clara enjoyed sewing, baking and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She loved taking care of her home and family; she knew just how to care for everyone, making them feel special, pampered, and at home, especially when they were sick. Clara made many delicious breakfasts and spaghetti dinners with her special sauce for her family. Clara is survived by her husband of 56 years Ivan Weaver; daughters Cynthia Blokzyl and Carrie Fitch and husband, Allen; grandchildren Kelcey Blokzyl, Ty Blokzyl, Carter Gosik, Paxton Fitch, Mallory Fitch, Bradley Gosik, Katerina Fitch, Nolan Fitch, Emsley Fitch, Dmitry Fitch and Jonah Fitch; sisters Elsie Fassett and Regina Carrington; brother Larry Sherman; best friend Irene Kelley; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Clara is preceded in death by her infant brother, Carl Sherman Jr. and her sister, Elizabeth 'Betty' Rohe. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Herrickville Wesleyan Church, 127 Lent Rd., Wyalusing, PA with Pastor Jason Laudermilch officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home. –Towanda Daily Review 3/29/2014

SHERMAN –ETHEL LOUISE SHERMAN CHILSON, 82, formerly of the Page Manor, Athens wife of Edward Chilson, died in 1986 at the Bradford County Manor. Born July 14, 1904 in Locke, NY, she was the daughter of George and Isabell Reynolds Sherman. On October 11, 1964 she married Edward Chilson in Waverly, NY. She is survived by her husband, Edward; two stepdaughters, Mrs. George (Phyllis) Baggerly of Sayre, Mrs. Agnes Heeman of Alba, PA; a stepson, Francis Chilson of Elmira; several step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Alice) Tucker of Zephyrhills, Fla., Mrs. George (Myrtle) Hanford of Nichols and Mrs. Henry (Sara) Johnston of Sayre; four brothers, Henry Sherman of Alowagiac, Michigan, Edwin Reynolds of Sayre, Lewis Reynolds of Waverly and Floyd Reynolds of Wellsburg, NY; an aunt, Mrs. Ruby Sharpsteen of Cortland, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas A. Geiger officiating. Interment will be in Cayuta Cemetery, Cayuta, NY. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

SHIPMAN –MRS. JANET LOUISE SHIPMAN LEWIS - Memorial services for Mrs. Janet Louise Shipman Lewis, 85, who entered into rest Feb. 28, 2104, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon from St. Luke United Methodist Church, Sanford, N.C. The Rev. Dr. A. Gene Cobb will be officiating. Internment will follow in the Church Columbarium. Mrs. Lewis was born in Towanda, Pa. on March 30, 1928 to the late Clarence and Eleanor (Bennett) Shipman. She graduated from North Towanda High School in 1946 and worked for Sylvania. She was married to the late Ralph Eugene Lewis on Sept. 9, 1950 at the United Methodist Church in North Towanda, Pa. They moved to Mentor, Ohio in 1959 and lived there for 30 years where she taught nursery school at MUMC for 25 years, sang in the church choir, played in the bell choir and was on various committees throughout the years at Mentor UMC. She was also in the Brentmoor Garden Club and worked as a bookkeeper for the GE Credit Union. Upon retiring to Carolina Trace in North Carolina, she enjoyed playing golf, singing in the Get Happy Chorus and the St. Luke UMC Choir, serving on the POA board and helping children with reading at the local elementary school. Mrs. Lewis also enjoyed taking care of the neighborhood entrance by planting flowers and decorating for different holidays. She was preceded in death by her brother, Fay Shipman. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Geoffrey and D'Jeanne Lewis, Mentor, Ohio and David Lewis, Edinburg, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Michele and William Picciano, North Augusta, S.C.; a brother Clarence Shipman (Peggy), Hideaway, Texas; three grandchildren, Kalana Lewis, Alexander Picciano and Milena Picciano. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 301 Silver Bluff Road, Aiken, SC 29803 or to St. Luke UMC Music Fund, 2916 Wicker Street, Sanford, NC. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta are in charge of arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 3/2/2014

GENE F. SHOEMAKER SR., age 72, of 44 Heller Rd., Laceyville, PA passed away at his home on Friday night, March 14, 2014 after an illness. Gene was born on May 22, 1941 in Sayre, PA the son of the late Arthur and Nellie Shoemaker. He attended and graduated from Meshoppen High School. After high school Gene served his country in the US Army. He served during the Vietnam War. Gene worked as an over the road truck driver. He was a member of the Rought Hall Post # 510 American Legion in Black Walnut, PA. He was also a member of the NRA. Gene loved to hunt, fish, and play softball. He especially enjoyed bowling with his wife, Beverly. Gene is survived by his wife Beverly A. (Acly) Shoemaker, five children, and several grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Ruth Shoemaker. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA with Reverend Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating. There will be Military Service preformed prior to the funeral service by the members of the Rought Hall Post# 510 American Legion of Black Walnut, PA, the Dennis Strong Post# 457 of Tunkhannock, PA, and the Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post# 3583 of Mehoopany, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:00 AM until the time of the services. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Gene’s name to the Rought Hall Post # 510 American Legion, 328 Old Rt. 6 Rd., Laceyville, PA.

DAVID LEE SHORES - On May 31 2014, David Lee Shores passed away unexpectedly at his home. He was born Dec. 7, 1957, to the late Robert James and Marion Louise Kinney Shores. David was a well-known lifetime resident of Towanda and a friend to many. David loved life and lived it to the fullest. His hobbies included riding his Harley, collecting Harley memorabilia, lifting weights and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He had a very special bond with his grandson, Ryan "Chopper" Burlingame. He is survived by his wife, Tina at home; son, Lukus (Rachelle) Shores of Towanda; daughter, Harley Shores and fiancé Ryan Jeter of Burlington; stepsons, Dighton "DJ" Lane of Wysox, and Michael (Alicia) Lane of New Albany; brothers, George Shores of Rome, Tom (Penny) Shores of Canton, Michael "Mike" Shores of Lakeland, Fla.; sisters, Geraldine (Dighton) Lane of Lakeland, Fla., Susan Morris of Scranton, Pa., Patty Hinckley of Towanda, Mary (Oliver) Johnson of Wysox; grandchildren, Blaise and Cohen Shores and step-grandchild Zhayne Maddox, Ryan "Chopper" Burlingame, Lela Ayres and Jake Burlingame, Ella Boss, Sianna and Ocealyn Lane, Brayden, Ethan, and Audrey Lane; several nieces, nephews and cousins; three very special friends, John and Karrie McCane of Ulster, Ricky (Kimmie) Armitage and Mike (Lisa) Goodnow of South Carolina. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert James Shores and Marion Kinney Shores Wolfe; and a brother, James "Jimmy" Shores. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday June 7, 2014, at the Ark of the Covenant Church in Brocktown, Pa. with Pastors Rosie and Paul Benjamin officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

ELWOOD SICK – On the afternoon of Tuesday February 16, 2010, Elwood Gilbert Sick of Sugar Run passed away quietly at Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella.  He was 72 years of age.  Born in Wyalusing on April 3, 1937, he was the son of Darwin and Eunice (Jayne) Sick.  After graduating high school he served our country with the United States Army.  After his hitch was up, Elwood returned to work the family farm until his health failed.  He is survived by a brother, Harvey (and Diane) Sick of Lititz, PA and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Squire of Sugar Run.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Eloise Squire.  In accordance with the family’s wishes all services are private and have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton. –Canton Independent-Sentinel

DUANE SIVERS, 83 of Montrose, PA, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He was born in Rush Twp., PA, to the late Francis H. and Mildred O. (Estus) Sivers. His wife of 55 years, Doris L. (Millard) Sivers, predeceased Duane in 2007. He is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Diane Truman, Montrose, PA, Sue and Burley Myers, Hamptonville, NC, 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny and Linda Sivers, South Gibson, PA, Al and Edye Sivers, Forest Lake, PA, 12 grandchildren, Jennifer Lucas, Wendy Thomas and Timothy Sivers, Kristina Wilcox and Jason Truman, Ben and Becky Richards, Brandon and Aaron Myers, Justin and Ashley Huff, Jessica Sivers, 15 great-grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Linda Sivers, three sisters, Iva Beecher, Dee Oleniacz, and Carol Jones, aunt, Violet Sivers, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Duane worked as a farmer, baker, factory worker and custodian of the Montrose School District. He was a member of the Fairdale United Methodist Church.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Doug Sivers officiating. Interment will be in the Rush Center Memorial Park, Rush Twp., PA. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon, from 2 to 4 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Duane’s memory can be made to the Fairdale United Methodist Church, c/o Gail Warner, Babcock Rd., Montrose, PA. –Carol Brotzman

JOHN (BEAR) SIMPSON, 67, of Monroeton passed away on June 2, 2014 at home with his wife by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. John was born in Philadelphia on May 8, 1947, a son of the late Donald and Ann (McKay) Simpson. After high school John joined the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He married his wife Maxine (Brown) Simpson on Sept. 21, 1992. John was an avid camper and outdoors man, hosting many camping and fishing trips with his wife Maxine. He was an avid supporter of sporting events at Towanda High School and worked the ticket gate for many years. John was a lifetime member of the Monroeton Gun Club and a member of the American Legion Post 945. John is survived by his wife, Maxine (Brown) Simpson at home; god-daughter, Chennandoah Jones of Towanda Pa.; brother, Donald and Barbara Simpson of Springfield Pa; brother-in-law, Neil Brown of Towanda; sisters-in law, Harriett Glidewell of Dushore, Pa. and Trudy Brown of Middleberry, Pa.; many nieces, nephews and special friends. A memorial service and period of visitation will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Towanda American Legion Post 45. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/5/2014

SLINGERLAND –FLORENCE (SLINGERLAND) WALLACE passed away September 21, 2008.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter G. Wallace; a sister, Marjorie S. King and two brothers, Robert and Isaac Slingerland.  She was mother of Benno Wallace (Carol) and also is survived by grandchildren, Dana Noonan (Bob), Mathew Wallace (Shannon), Jeremy Wallace, step-grandchildren, Madison, Madeline, Mason, Manley and Makalyla; brother, Wilbur Slingerland (Betty), sister-in-law, Mildred Slingerland, many nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held at a later date. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 10/30/2008

SLOCUM –ERIS ANNE (SLOCUM) TROY age 76 of Elmira, NY passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her grandson, Timothy and is survived by her sons: Timothy of Rexford, NY, Joseph of Elmira and Mark of Pine City; grandchildren Mara and Markis of Pine City; brother and sister-in-law, Kent and Phyllis Slocum of Elkland, PA and sister-in-law, Mary Connors of Addison. Eris graduated from Elkland High School in 1955, attended the University of N. Florida; the Court Reporting School in Jacksonville, FL and was employed in the Florida legal system for 30 years. A service honoring her life will be held at a later date. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/11/2014

SLUYTER –ROSE MARY SLUYTER ANDERSON CENDER, 61, of Inglis, Fla. passed away April 20, 2014. Rose was born on June 21, 1952, to William and Laura Sluyter in Towanda, Pa. She moved to the area 33 years ago from Towanda, Pa., worked as a factory worker in the metal industry, and for the B&D Diner in Wysox, Pa. Rose also worked for Dick Close Garage in Durrell, Pa. and was a school bus driver for the Citrus County schools. Rose designed model railroad systems, loved anything mechanical, lighthouses, riding motorcycles and was a great animal lover. She enjoyed canoeing and growing orchids and ferns. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Rose was preceded in death by her father, William; sister, Nancy Hufford; her step-sister, Sherrie Teeter; and step-father, Chris Bullock. She is survived by her loving husband, Alfred Cender; mother, Laura Sluyter Bullock; daughter, Patricia Kay Anderson; step-children, Gary (Elaine) Cender and Karen Cender; siblings, Julia (Jug) Johnson, Bob (Kathy) Sluyter, Jim Sluyter, and Billy (Mary Pat) Sluyter; step-siblings, Fred Teeter, Richard Teeter, Brenda (Charles) Ross, Raylen (Gary) Eveland, and Debbie (Dr. Con, III) Matz; step-grandchildren, Thomas, Gregory, and Christopher as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto, Fla. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the North Citrus Christian Church, 6442 N. Elkam Blvd., Citrus Springs, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Citrus Christian Church. –Towanda Daily Review 4/23/2014

SMITH –BONNIE S. UPDYKE, age 75, of Tioga, PA, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Bonnie was born January 22, 1939 in Muncy, PA, a daughter of Earl and Sara (Senseman) Smith Hughes. She was a long-time resident of Tioga since the age of three. Bonnie and her husband, Ralph L. Updyke, would have celebrated 57 years of marriage this year. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Tioga, PA. Bonnie always enjoyed spending time with her family and caring for her animals. Bonnie is survived by her husband, Ralph; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Gina Updyke of Tustin, CA, James and Jennifer Updyke of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Sallie and James Mundy of Tioga, PA; 7 grandchildren, Jon, Jared, James, Ralph, John, Bonnie Kate and Cullen; special niece, Kathy Gee of Tioga, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tioga Ambulance Assoc., Tioga, PA, or the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, P O Box 293, Wellsboro, PA. –Buckhiet Funeral Chapel notice

SMITH –MRS. ETHEL IRENE SANDUSKY age 88, well known co-proprietor of Sandy's Bar, of Satterfield, Cherry Township, Pa. passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Highlands Care Center, in Laporte, Pa. Ethel was born in Turbotville, Pa. on Sept. 27, 1925, the daughter of the late Samuel and Ocie Ellen Sanders Smith. Her family moved to Davidson Township and she graduated from Sonestown High School. She married the late Harry Pete Sandusky of Coraopolis, Pa., whom she met while he was stationed at the Red Rock Air Base, on Sept. 19, 1959. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary before Harry's passing on Jan. 3, 2014. After Harry retired from the Air Force, he and Ethel purchased Mac's Bar from Agatha McDonald and changed the name to Sandy's Bar. Ethel and Harry operated the bar for 28 years until they retired in 1998. Ethel served the finest and largest hamburgers in Sullivan County. She also worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Mildred, Pa. Surviving are her son, Matthew (Susan) Sandusky of Denver, Pa.; two daughters, Stacy Sandusky of Satterfield, Pa. and Jan (James) Ritinski of Dushore, Pa.; sister-in-law, Helen Jean Harriger of Spartanburg, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Ethel was predeceased by a sister, Anna Mae Sherwood of Dushore. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor of IHM Parish, presiding. Interment will be in Peace Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the Homer funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 5/16/2014

OLEN SMITH - Early on the morning of Thursday, June 26th, 2014, lifelong Canton resident Olen Smith passed away quietly at his residence with his beloved family at his side. He was 93 years of age. Born in Canton on May 5th, 1921, he was the only child of Olen Sr. and Annie (Owens) Smith. He served our country during the Second World War in the United States Army's First Division, fighting at the Battle of The Bulge under the command of General George S. Patton. Prior to his deployment overseas Olen married his longtime sweetheart, Lenore Keagle, on January 30th, 1943. When he returned to civilian life he worked for many years as a machinist with the former Schrader-Bellows company in Canton. Olen was a man who applied himself to the greater good of his community. He was a member of the Innes Hose Company and served for many years as an active fire fighter. He was also a founding member of the Canton Ambulance Association (now Western Alliance Emergency Services). He was also a familiar sight at the various parades in Canton, where he could be seen driving his classic, mint-condition Studebaker amid the other classic vehicles. Most of all, Olen was devoted family man who loved his wife, children and grandchildren above all else. He is survived by his daughters Janna (Ray) Pitlyk of Albany, NY and Alaire (Mark) Miller of Canton, grandchildren; David and Anne Pitlyk and Elliana Miller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenore, and his son, Richard. All services are private. In keeping with Olen’s love of cats the family suggests that memorial contributions in his name be directed to You Too Rescue, in care of Chloe Lantzy, 39 Maple Acres Lane, Dushore, PA. Professional services provided by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 7/6/2014

WILLIAM LEE SMITH - Early on the morning of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, William Lee Smith of Canton passed away quietly at Bradford County Manor after a brief illness, with his wife and daughter at his side. He was 80 years of age. Born at his grandparents' home in Monroeton on March 7, 1934, he was the son of Laine T. and Eva B. (Wilcox) Smith. He spent his childhood years in LeRoy. As a young man he moved to Philadelphia, residing in the Manayunk section. He often said in later years how the steep, hilly streets of the neighborhood reminded him of his Bradford County roots. To his city friends he was "Bill," and to his country friends, "Lee." But to everyone he was a true friend, straightforward and without pretense. He served our country with the United States Marine Corps, and in civilian life was employed at the former Stetson Hat Company. After that facility closed in 1970 he worked as a freight elevator operator at the main Sears & Roebuck facility in Northeast Philadelphia, retiring in June of 1990, and eventually moving to Canton. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 211 in Philadelphia and Post No. 303 in Canton, VFW Post No. 714 in Canton and Canton Lodge No. 429 Loyal Order of Moose, where he was a past governor. Surviving is his wife, the former Eva Hower; daughter, Margaret (and Hank) Haegele of Chalfont, Pa.; brother, Richard E. Smith of Williamstown, N.J.; and sisters, Norma K. Fields of Philadelphia and Marna Jeanne Marshall of Greensboro, N.C. In keeping with Mr. Smith's wishes there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review 6/25/2014

SNEAD –MRS. MYRTLE DOLORES ZANER, age 85, of Marsh St., Wyalusing, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 8, 2014, at DarWay Elder Care, in Estella, PA. Dolores as she was known was born in Danville, VA, on January 7, 1929 the daughter of the late Andrew Cabel and Catherine Schott Snead. Dolores was the wife of the late Earl H. McLane Jr., who passed away on October 11, 1973, and the current wife of William L. Zaner Sr. Dolores was a graduate of the Danville Virginia High School, class of 1947. For many years, she worked as a bank teller. While living in the Wyalusing area, Dolores attended the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, and was a past member of the Wyalusing American Legion Auxillary Post #534. Dolores always enjoyed spending time with her extended Zaner family, at their family picnics and holiday get-togethers. Surviving is her husband, Bill Zaner Sr., of Wyalusing, PA., her two daughters, Kathy and Paul Mahoney, of Indianapolis, IN; and Cheryl and Robert Bland, of Weldon, NC; and her son, Tommy and Gloria McLane, of Elizabeth City, NC, as well as her 7 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Robert and Shirley Snead, of Black Water, VA, and several nieces and nephews. As abiding with Dolores’ wishes, there will be no calling hours, or funeral services. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Franklin ,VA. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, 77 Church St., Wyalusing, PA. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville PA. –Towanda Daily Review 3/10/2014

SOUTHARD –JOYCE ELIZABETH BELCHER, 75, of Monroeton, Pa., passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 at her home following declining health. Joyce was born in Sussex, N.J. on March 4, 1939 a daughter of Harrison and Hazel Southard. She was formerly employed in the garment manufacturing industry in New Jersey for several years. Joyce enjoyed fishing and crocheting. Surviving is her husband Richard Belcher Sr.; children Richard Belcher Jr. and Margie of Black Walnut, Harrison Belcher and companion Mary of LeRaysville, Kevin Belcher and wife Meghan of Laceyville, Penny Belcher of Monroeton and friend William, Patricia Belcher and companion Clayton of Tunkhannock; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Bunk Southard of Florida as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a great-grandson Kenny Belcher; brothers Harrison, Bob and Sonny; and her sister, Frances Clark. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Richard Davis officiating There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. –Towanda Daily Review 4/28/2014

SPRINGFIELD –MRS. BONNIE S. CAMPBELL, 70, of Waynesboro, Pa., formerly of East Smithfield, Pa., died Monday April 28, 2014 at her daughter's house in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., surrounded by her loving family. Born July 27, 1943 in Lockport, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Hilda Springfield, and later step-mother Lillian. She was the wife of William R. Campbell, her husband of 50 years. Mrs. Campbell was an accountant for more than 43 years working for R.R. Donnelly in Thurmont, Md. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed many hobbies, including golf, the beach, crocheting, cards, puzzles, movies and a good cup of coffee. Surviving are children, William J. Campbell of Sterling, Va., Karen S. Jaeger and husband Shane of Blue Ridge Summit and Kevin D. Campbell and wife Mindy of Westminster, Md.; grandchildren, Ashley, Lindsey and Cory Campbell and Olivia Jaeger; brothers, Ray, Roger and Ronald Springfield. She was predeceased by her sister, Sue Baker. A private memorial service will be held at a later time. Project A.L.S., 801 Riverside Drive, Apt 6G, New York, NY or The Lutheran Homecare & Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/1/2014

HENRY WELLS CAMPBELL SR. of Waverly, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Bath VA with his family by his side. Born June 24, 1944 in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of the Late Leslie and Julia Campbell. Henry was also predeceased by his very special friend Jane Vernon and nephew Kevin Henley. Henry attended Waverly High School. After school, he joined the United States Army. He worked as a self-employed mechanic and handyman. He enjoyed fishing, watching Nascar, and wrestling. Henry enjoyed when his friends stopped by for coffee every morning and spending time with his grandchildren. Henry also enjoyed working in his garden and going to auctions. Surviving him are his wife Marie of Elmira, his children; Ray Travis, Barton, N.Y., Henry Campbell Jr. (Sherry Campbell), Berwick, Pa., Tammy Campbell of Waverly, also his five grandchildren, Brian, Dylan, Kirsten and Haley Campbell of Waverly and Damien Travis ,who is currently stationed at the USMC Base Parris island, S.C. Also surviving Henry are his sisters: Mary McMinds (Jim McMinds), Laura Shadduck, Shirley Stedge (Delbert Stedge), and his brothers: Richard Campbell (Kathy Campbell), Francis Campbell (Bernice Campbell). Henry is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins and his special nephew, Carl Campbell, special niece Alana Campbell Sewalp, and special family members Robert (Bob) Decker and Clay Decker. Family and friends may call Monday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, N.Y. A Funeral service will follow the calling hours at noon at the funeral home. –Sayre Morning Times 7/4/2014

GEORGE H. STEDGE, 72, of Waverly, N.Y., was called home after a short battle with cancer on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 to be reunited with his son, Brian K. Stedge, and grandson, Gaige Robert Manuel. He passed away peacefully at home with his wife, Christine, at his side. He was born Sept. 19, 1941 in Waverly, the son of the late Benjamin T. Stedge and his birth mother, Mildred Forbes, and his stepmother, Freda (Salsman) Stedge. George married his wife, Christine, on July 7, 1974. The Stedges resided in Waverly, raising their two children, Colleen (Manuel) and Brian Stedge, along with children from George's first marriage, Wayne G. Stedge, and Sue Ellen Stedge. George worked as a machinist for Ingersoll Rand Tool Company for 40 years from 1964-2004. During the '70s he became avid in racing. His No. 0 four-cylinder car raced many races at Chemung Speedrome to bring him a few track championships. He returned to the very same track in 2000 to become the head tech inspector. He was also a tech inspector at the Shangri-La Speedway. For 15 years George served as an EMT and line officer for the Valley Ambulance Corps. In George's early years, he served as the president and a coach at the Waverly Little League. George was a very dedicated and loving man to his family and friends. His grandchildren are Matthew Sidey, Thomas and Christine Wright, Jessica, Reese, Wayne, Marie, and Blair Stedge, Kiana and Dalton Manuel, McKenzie, Bailey and Austyn Stedge. His special grandchildren are Kiana and Dalton Manuel, who he was blessed to spend every day with. He taught Kiana how to play one of the sports she is passionate about, softball, spending day after day playing catch with her and pitching the ball to her since she was 4 years old! And Dalton; Dalton was his pride and joy, whom he taught many things to, how to build things, tear things apart, but most special are all those Friday nights at the track at the Chemung Speedrome. Dalton was his "junior" tech inspector who was in the pits by Poppy's side, learning the ropes of racing and the rules to include knowing parts that were legal and those that were not legal on those cars! Surviving George are: his wife, Christine (Coleman) Stedge; son, Wayne G. (Michelle) Stedge; daughters, Sue Ellen Stedge, and Colleen (Robert) Manuel; Brothers, Donald (Winifred) Stedge, William (Diane) Stedge, and James Stedge. He is also survived by his Mother-in-law, Mary L. Coleman; also survived by his Sisters-in-law, Mary T. Coleman, Patricia (George) Goodwin, and Kathleen (Manley) Frisbie; Brothers-in-law, John (Bonnie) Coleman, Richard (Sandra) Coleman, James (Darlene) Coleman and David (Priscilla) Coleman. George has many, many friends, nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren; too many to list, but not any less special to him. Family and friends are invited to join our celebration of George's life on Saturday, April 12 from 12-2 p.m. at the South Waverly Community Hall. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. –Sayre Morning Times 4/11/2014

MARTIN H. STEIN III passed away suddenly inTallahassee, FL on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Marty graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School with the Class of 1963 and spent three years in the Navy from 1963 to 1966. He worked for 35 years at Procter & Gamble including, the company’s Mehoopany plant as well as facilities in Cape Girardeau, MO, Albany, GA and in Germany. Marty was widely known in the Wyalusing area and highly regarded for his sense of humor and endearing personality. He leaves behind four adult children: Martin H. Stein, IV, wife, Paula and their daughters, Ashley Stevens, 26, Faith Stein, 13, and Grace Stein, 10. A son, Todd Keith Stein, his wife, Julie and their son, Maxwell. A son, Shayne Karl Stein, his wife, Sue, their daughter, Katherine and sons, Morgan, Shayne, Logan, Wyatt and Noah. A daughter, Heather Danielle Stein and her sons, Zack and Dennis, Jr. Other survivors include: a brother, Brian Stein; sisters, Joy Stein, Renee Christensen and Lori Carpenter and stepsons, Brandon and Connor Butler. He was predeceased by his parents, Martin Stein, II (1990) and Marie (2000), formerly of Spring Hill; brothers, Glen (1990) and Randal (2000) and a sister, Marcia (1991). A memorial service will be held at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville at noon on Friday, April 18.

STEVENS –LEONA G. NICHOLS, age 89, of Waverly, New York passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Nichols, Waverly, NY, her children: Melvin (Judy) Hollenbeck, Lockwood , NY, Judy (James-deceased) Hulslander, East Smithfield, PA, Rose (Richard) Hollenbeck - Elmira, NY, stepchildren: Mary Lou (William) Horvath, Ft Pierce, FL, Laura (Mark Allen) Ellis - Smithboro, NY, William Nichols, Smithboro, NY, Dena Wilkinson, Waverly, NY, Jeannette (Steven) Bergene, Apex, NC, John Nichols, Waverly, NY and Fred (Sara) Nichols, Colonial Heights, VA. 8 Grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, many nieces & nephews and Countless friends. Also survived by brothers: Liel Stevens, Purl Judy) Stevens and sister-in- Law Charlotte Stevens. Proceeded in death by: Her first husband Charley Hollenbeck, sisters, Ruth Helvey, Marie Rowe & Norma Titsworth, brother, Clarence Stevens. Most recently her sister-in-law Betty Stevens. Leona loved to be outside working in her flower gardens. She was a person who loved to give to her family and friends. Her last act of giving - Easter Baskets she was making for all of the kids. These were found in her room. She will be greatly missed by her family & her many friends. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10:00 A.M.to 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. The celebration of Leona’s life will follow the visitation with the Pastor Alan Bill honoring her memory at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be at Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, New York. Those wishing may send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Leona’s family. –Sayre Morning Times 4/22/2013

STICKLER –PATSY M. (STICKLER) CONGDON of Pine City, NY passed away very unexpectedly on Monday March 24, 2014 at Corning Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Dean Earl Congdon in 2011 and daughter Denise Congdon, 1989. She is survived by her son, Scott Congdon; grandchildren, Sarah, Isaac and Logan; brother and sister in-law, Steve and Mary Jane Stickler; sisters in-law, Phyllis (Kenneth) Hill, and Janet Robbins, also several nieces and nephews. She was an active member of Caton United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Saturday March 29, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there at 8:00 PM. Graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Cancer Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/28/2014

STIVER –M  CLEMENTINE SMOUSE, age 80, of Lenox Rd., Collins, N.Y., passed away Tuesday April 29, 2014 at the Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y. surrounded by family. Born Martha Clementine Stiver Sept. 8, 1933 in Punxsutawney, Pa., she was one of two daughters born to Edward and Alice (Jordan) Stiver. Clem married Raymond Smouse on Oct. 18, 1952 at the home of her parents in Cloe, Pa. Raymond survives. A member of the Gowanda United Methodist Church, Clementine and Raymond, were long standing members. She served on various boards/committees of the church throughout the years and was the church treasurer at the time of her death, a position she held for a very long time. Memberships include the Gowanda Garden Club and Friends of Collins Library. Clem worked for nearly 25 years at the Gowanda Free Library in Gowanda, N.Y. Survivors, other than her husband of 61 years, include two sons, Dennis (Barbara) Smouse of Monroeton, Pa., Edward (Marjorie) Smouse of Springville; and a daughter, Kathy Smouse of Gowanda; grandchildren, Jay, Ryan, Ashley, James and Jamie; great-grandchildren, Sara, Keegan, Kollin, Peyton and Aidan; sister, Joyce (Jack) Laverty of Texas; nieces and nephews also survive. Clementine's father Edward passed away Aug. 16, 1969; her mother Alice, April 14, 2010. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday at the Schindler Funeral Home, 44 Center St., Gowanda. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Gowanda United Methodist Church, 30 North Chapel St., Gowanda (assemble at church). Interment will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Gowanda, N.Y. Memorials may be made to the church. –Towanda Daily Review 5/2/2014

WILLIAM G. ‘BILL’ STONE SR., a resident of the Veterans' Administration Facility in Bath, NY, went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2014. Mr. Stone was born on March 7, 1920, in Elmira, NY, to Sydney Stone and Louise Stone Sechrist. He was twice married, first to Dorothy Dodge Stone and secondly to Carmella (Betty) Ladonne Stone. Bill graduated from Elmira Southside High School with the class of 1939. William was selected to be a member of the Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame for his participation and excellence in the sports of wrestling and boxing. He enlisted in the U.S. Army prior to World War II. He was deployed with the 9th Infantry Division during World War II, where he served as a staff sergeant, and saw action in the European, African, and Middle Eastern Campaigns. He received medals including medals for Good Conduct and a Bronze Star for heroic and meritorious achievement. William worked at the former Remington Rand, and he retired from the United States Postal Service, where he worked as Assistant Superintendent of Mails, overseeing the Elmira Postal Sectional Center. Following retirement from the USPS, Bill volunteered with the American Red Cross of Steuben County and was a Patient Advocate Representative at Corning Hospital. He belonged to the American Legion, Veterans' of Foreign Wars, and the Lions Club. Left to cherish Mr. Stone's memory are sons: William, Jr. (Brenda) Stone of Montgomery, TX; Gregory (Sue) Stone of Summerfield, FL; Randall Stone of Auburndale, FL, Lawrence Stone of Strasburg, VA, and step-son, Jerry Bower of Reno, NV; daughters: Danielle (Doug) Woodward of Horseheads, and Tamara (Jerry) Lipscomb of Montrose, WV, and daughters-in-law Carol Stone of Odessa, NY and Eura Kang Stone of Albany; grandchildren: Stephanie Woodward, William Stone 3rd (Audrey), Chad Woodward (Jessica), Ryan (Sarah) Woodward, Grant Woodward, Lauren Stone, Joshua Lipscomb, Elijah Lipscomb, Preston Lipscomb, Kristen (Dave) Heichel, Katie (Kyle) Holtz, Kelly Stone, Mary Stone, and 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, Sydney and Louise; his step-father Ronald Sechrist, wives Dorothy and Carmella, Carol June Bodine, Ronald (Duke) Sechrist, Darrell Sechrist, Ronda Hall, and granddaughter Aleena Lipscomb. A Memorial Service is planned to be held Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Church at 3 p.m. in Pine City, NY. The Reverend Bill Vallet officiating the service and military honors will be conveyed. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/6/2014

GARY W. STRECK - A heart of gold stopped beating, two willing hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best ... Gary W. Streck, 68, of Seven Hills Drive, Rome, Pa., passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 at his home. Gary was born on June 4, 1946 in Beechcreek, Pa., a son of the late Nona M. (Yaggi) and Clarence Streck, Sr. A professional lumber jack, Gary worked locally and in Virginia. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Gary will be greatly missed by his children, Jeffrey Streck of Rome, Pa., Greg Streck of Owego, Michelle Baker of Pageland, S.C.; his siblings Charlie Streck of Vista, Calif.; Harry (Connie) Streck of Barton, N.Y., Richard Streck of Covington, Va., Ann Streck of Canton, Pa.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Gary was predeceased by his parents; brothers: Pete and Gene; and a sister, Ida. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing Gary's memory on Saturday, July 19 from 10 to noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 26 at Jerry's Run, Covington, Va. at 2 p.m. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Home Health or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA in loving memory of Gary W. Streck. –Towanda Daily Review 7/13/2014

ISAAC LEROY STROPE, 61, of Towanda, Pa. passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2014 at the Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa. Isaac was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. on Sept. 15, 1952, the son of Isaac and Anna Brown Strope. He attended Troy High School in Troy, Pa. Surviving are his children, Nikki Strope and Angel Strope both of Wellsburg, N.Y., Dustin Strope of Towanda; grandchildren, Jaycee, Scott Jr., Kayden and Audrianna; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Charles Johnson of Burlington, Susan and Duane Scott of Durell, Rose and John Gross of Rummerfield, Faith and Steve Dickinson of Wysox; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Hyla Pierce Strope; infant son, Isaac; sisters, Henrietta Strope and Nellie Harkness; and brothers, Leonard and John Strope. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Strope family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 7/4/2014

STROUP –HATTIE A. DIETER, 87, 207 E. Pine St., Athens died Tuesday, November 28, 1989 at Towanda Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Born June 27, 1902 in Berrysburg, PA she was the daughter of the late Harry and Cora Stroup and wife of the late Rev. Gerald W. Deiter. She attended the Athens First Presbyterian Church and formerly resided in Monroeton for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Peter (Susan) Teetsel of Meshoppen and Mary Ward of Athens; three brothers: Patrick Stroup and Paul Stroup both of Millersburg, PA; one sister, Mrs. Martha Watts of Millersburg, PA; two grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly on Thursday from 1-2 p.m. The funeral and committal service will follow immediately at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harry Carolus, retired pastor of the United Church of Christ in York, PA officiating. Interment will be in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review

STUART –MARY JO WILCOX, 91, of Mansfield, PA, passed away April 20, 2014 at home. She was born August 10, 1922 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Ernest & Hilda Dann Stuart. Mary Jo was a graduate of Mansfield State Teacher's College, and the University of Michigan. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, and the American Association of University Women. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack & Tracy of Clarence, NY, Brian & Christina of Mechanicsburg, PA and eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack in 2008 and her sister, Ernestine Allen. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary Jo's memory may be made to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church 100 Smith Road Mainesburg, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/2014

SWAIN –DORIS KOVALEFSKY, 86, Canton, PA, formerly of Meshoppen, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her family early March 28, 2014. Born in West Burlington on June 25, 1927, Doris Eloise was one of thirteen children of late Charles and Alice (Spencer) Swain. She was married to Donald McCormick, Harold Hunsinger and Charles Kovalefsky. Doris worked at Bradford County Manor as a Certified Nurses Assistant for several years. She always had a smile for everyone and enjoyed times spent playing board games, going shopping and yard sales. In earlier years, Doris loved swimming and fishing. She was a talented cook and kept an immaculate home. Surviving are children; Dale Hunsinger, Sr., Sayre, Judy Jayne, Canton, Ronald McCormick, Bellefonte and Bruce Hunsinger, Ulster;14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor, Phyllis and Gladys. In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by nine siblings; Mildred, Florence, Edna, Frances, Bertha, Lewis, Robert, Paul and Clayton. Rev. Jerry Schmidt will officiate her memorial service at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to her grandson to help with expenses: Brandon Carey, 553 E. Main St. Canton, PA. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 4/4/2014

KENNETH R. SWEIGART, age 85, of Dushore, formerly of Denver, PA passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. Kenneth was born, September 8, 1928 in Denver the son of the late Harry B. & Kathryn Grimes Sweigart. He attended local schools began working as an electrician’s helper. He enlisted in the US Army in 1952 during the Korean War and was discharged as a Corporal in 1954 and continued on to eight years of service in the Army Reserve. After returning from Korea, he began working for the PA Turnpike Commission for 16 years, and later began working for Kalas Mfg. Co, of Denver, a wire mfg. company from which he retired after 25 years of service. He was a member of several Legion and VFW Posts in Denver. He very much enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and golf. In his later years, he enjoyed reading and spending time with his family. Surviving: son: Richard “Amy” Sweigart Dushore, PA: daughter, Kathy “John” Weinhold Ephrata, PA :sister, Mary Alice Hassler Reamstown, PA, four grandchildren: Chad Weinhold, Heather Weinhold, Melissa Sweigart and Richard Sweigart, five great-grandchildren: Calen Sweigart, Seth Sweigart, Soren Tryon, Svea Tryon and Ava Weinhold. Ken was predeceased by a brother, Rudolph Sweigart of New York. Kenneth’s wishes were that there would be a private family service and that Memorial Contributions be sent to the Highlands Care Center, PO Box 10, Laporte, PA. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –P. Dean Homer Funeral Home record 6/25/2014

TANNER –SHIRLEY ANN MUNKITTRICK of Sayre, Pa., and formerly of Towanda, Pa. and Lake Zurich, Ill., passed away on June 15, 2014, after a short illness. Shirley was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and always the light and life of the party. All who knew her already lovingly miss her. Shirley was born on April 6, 1930, to the late Carl Tanner and Lydia (Haber) Tanner, in Schuylerville, N.Y. A 1947 graduate of Towanda High School, she received her nursing degree from Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, in 1950, and then worked with Dr. Guthrie in the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre. Shirley cared for patients at the Ithaca County Hospital before doing industrial nursing in Buffalo, N.Y., and then Carol Stream, Ill. While in Illinois, Shirley was active with St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Barrington Hills, serving on the Altar Guild. Prior to retiring to Sayre, Shirley was a member of the Towanda Country Club and was active with Christ Episcopal Church, serving on both the Altar Guild and the Vestry. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of 51 years, Robert E. Munkittrick Sr., and her three children, Bruce Lee Sprinkle and his wife Victoria of Hendersonville, N.C., Sue Ann Comfort of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Robert E. Munkittrick Jr. and his wife Michele of Wilmington, Del. Shirley is also survived by her dear sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Karl Muchow of Buffalo, N.Y., for whom her loss is especially poignant. Four grandsons, Samuel Comfort, Tanner Comfort, Robert Comfort and Robert Munkittrick III, and two granddaughters, Erin Munkittrick and Lauren Munkittrick, also carry special memories of Shirley in their hearts. In addition to her parents, her sister, Mary Elizabeth Stepanik and brother-in-law, Thomas Stepanik of Buffalo, N.Y., predeceased her. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service in her honor at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 21 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre. A reception will follow at Tomasso's Restaurant in Waverly. Donations in her memory may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, One Main St., Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/17/2014

TARBOX –PAULINE C. WALSH of Pine City, NY was born October 25, 1920 in Afton, NY the daughter of the late Clifford and Carrie (Utter) Tarbox, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Elcor Health Services at the age of 93. Her beloved husband, Raymond G. Walsh, predeceased her on March 11, 1967. Her special granddaughter, Yvonne Berry, and all of her siblings also preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving daughters, Sally Sellers, Rae (Ron) Spencer and Wendy Rightmire; along with several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Pauline owned and operated Pally's Beauty Shop for several years. She was a 40+ year member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #154, Elmira Heights, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate Pauline's life on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. Care First Chaplin Meredith Tiff will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/20/2014

DUANE A. TAYLOR, age 42, of Herrickville, Pa. passed away on Monday evening, Feb. 24, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. with his loving wife and family at his side. Duane was born on April 19, 1971 in Towanda, Pa. a son of the late Ralph W. Taylor and Vivian Wright Harbst. He married the former Carrie Sue Mosier on Sept. 8, 2012 after 10 years of dating each other. Duane graduated from Wyalusing Valley Jr./Sr. High School a member of the class of 1990. After graduation he worked on neighboring farms around Herrickville and also worked at the former Jersey Engine Rebuilders in West Warren, Pa. He then later worked at J & J Sales and Bluhm's Shopping Center. He attended CR England Truck Driving School in Salt Lake City, Utah and then received his CDL from there. He drove truck for several local companies, with his wife Sue beside him, including Miller's Automotive of Dushore, Pa., Gardner Trucking of Roaring Branch, Pa., Midwest Auto Transport of Clyde, Ohio, Motor Corp. Transportation of Oberlin, Ohio, and Wyalusing Transport of LeRaysville, Pa. He enjoyed collecting scrap with his dad, Ralph and he loved fixing tractors, trucks, and cars in his garage with his dad also. He also loved hunting, fishing, and camping. Duane and Sue always looked forward to their yearly trips to the beach. Surviving are: wife, Carrie Sue Taylor at home; four daughters, Jessica (Kyle) Netherton, Rome, Pa., Candy Taylor, Castle Creek, N.Y., Megan Taylor, Castle Creek, N.Y., Terry Taylor, Castle Creek, N.Y.; mother and step-father, Vivian (Joseph) Harbst, Chemung, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Aubrey Netherton, Rome, Pa., Kyle Netherton Jr., Rome, Pa.; two brothers, Ralph (Doreen) Taylor, New Albany, Pa., Donald (Debra) Taylor, Wyalusing, Pa.; sister, Teresa (Chet) Brown, Ridgeway, S.C.; father-in-law, Norris Mosier, Sugar Run, Pa.; brothers-in-law, Norris Mosier Jr., Wyalusing, Pa., Timothy Mosier, Jenningsville, Pa., Dennis Mosier, Quicks Bend, Pa., Gary Mosier, Quicks Bend, Pa.; sister-in-law, Laurie Mosier, Towanda, Pa. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Ralph W. Taylor on Feb. 20, 2014, his mother-in-law, Julia Ann "Judy" Mosier, on Feb. 14, 2013 and two nephews, Ralph "Bucky" Taylor and Austin Jordan Cook. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Herrickville United Methodist Church, Herrickville, Pa. with Rev. William L. Westbrook Sr. and Rev. Dale L. Russell co-officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Herrickville Fire Co, 6149 Herrickville Road, Wyalusing, PA or to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, Attention of James W. Seipler, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/26/2014

TAYLOR –MS. ELAINE M. TAYLOR SEACRIST, age 72, of Dushore, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Elaine was born June 18, 1941 a daughter of the late Gerald and Alice Larsen Taylor. She graduated from the Sonestown High School a member of the class of 1959. Elaine was a member of St. Basil's Church and a member of her Altar and Rosary Society. She was a loving mother and homemaker and her primary interest was her children. In her younger years she loved to dance and cook and be with her friends. Surviving are: son, Ben Seacrist of Ludowici, Ga.; two daughters, Elaine Anghel of Scottsdale, Ariz., Tracy Tedesco of Meridian, Idaho; two sisters, Marguerite Rossi of Fairfield, Pa. and Alice (Edward) Carey of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sister-in-law, Katherine E. Taylor of Lock Haven, Pa.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Gerald J. "Bruz" who passed away on April 9, 2000. A transferal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. The family will received friends from 9 a.m. until the time of the transferal. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Highlands Care Center, PO Box 10, Laporte, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/1/2014

RALPH W. TAYLOR, 71, of Herrickville, Pa. passed away at home early Thursday morning, Feb. 20, 2014 following declining health. Ralph was born in Towanda, Pa. on Feb. 3, 1943 the son of Glenn W. Taylor and Florence Welliver Taylor. He attended Wyalusing High School and in early years operated the family farm in Herrickville. He was later employed in logging and by State Aggregates in Wysox and retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda in March of 2003 following 31 years of service. Ralph enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, carpentry work and possessed great love for his cat, George. Ralph was a member of the NRA and enjoyed helping at auctions at the Herrick Township Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving are: his children, Ralph E. Taylor and wife Doreen of New Albany, Donald L. Taylor and wife Debra of Wyalusing, Duane A. Taylor and wife Carrie Sue of Herrickville, Teresa L. Brown and husband Chet of Ridgeway, S.C.; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Ralph Taylor and a sister, Marjorie Hitchcock. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Jason Laudermilch of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA or to the Herrick Township Volunteer Fire Company, HOPPS Road, Wyalusing, PA in Ralph's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 2/21/2014

RALPH CAPWELL TEWKSBURY SR., age 91, of 1404 Under Hill Rd., Laceyville (Spring Hill), Pa. passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Ralph was born on the family farm on Jan. 28, 1923, to George and Valda Capwell Tewksbury. On June 27, 1942, Ralph married Betty Jane Brown in Wyalusing, Pa. Their love endured many years of hard work and devotion to the large family that they raised on the same family farm that Ralph was born on. Working side by side, from sun up until sun down and then some, Ralph and Betty Jane ran their very successful dairy farm while raising their 8 children. In between working on the farm, Ralph worked full time at Vandevort Mills in Laceyville where he was a dedicated employee who was a joy to work with. He left the farm for a short period to "spread his wings." He and Betty Jane moved to Sayre where he worked at the Sayre Shops Railroad Company. The military called on Ralph to serve in WWII however, when he informed them that he had previously worked for his dad on the family farm, they told him to go back to farming to honorably support his country. Ralph had more friends than anyone could even begin to imagine and he never failed to pay respects to all those that passed before him. He was the center of any gathering, where he always declared "No one has more fun than our family." He enjoyed his family and friends and loved surrounding himself with fun people. He never missed a night at the annual Wyalusing Carnival where he would ride the Ferris wheel over and over. He greeted each fellow with a hearty handshake and saved all his kisses for his "girls." He enjoyed attending family reunions and never missed any of them. He attended each graduation, marriage or any other special event for all of his family. At the age of 80, Ralph was given a party by his family and no one at the age of 80 ever danced as much as he did and he outlasted everyone there. Ralph's zest for life was envied by many. He always looked at the positives in life and was always willing to help anyone that needed it. All deals were made with a handshake and a promise. Ralph never was in a confrontation with anyone as he knew issues could always be worked out. Ralph endured prostate and skin cancer and beat it back in the 80s and would milk his cows in the morning, drive himself to Sayre for his treatment and be back in time to milk the cows at night. He did this for weeks and never once complained. Each day was a gift to him and he enjoyed every minute to the fullest. The last few years of his life, he had slowed down quite a bit as he was unable to see as clearly as he wanted to. However he still managed to "drive his buggy" every day and greet his "fans" at Mark's Valley View to have his lunch. He always enjoyed getting together with his family for their annual hunting adventures and until the past few years, could out walk anyone while pushing out the deer to his family and friends. Ralph leaves behind a wonderful legacy and is survived by his sons and their wives, whom he referred to as his daughters, Ralph (Damon) and Doreen Johns Tewksbury, Jr. of Wake Forest N.C., Bruce and Patti Warner Tewksbury, Brian (Buck) and Linda Fenton Tewksbury, Bart (Babe) and Tammy Loomis Tewksbury, Brett (Fred) and Carla Ferris Tewksbury, and Ben (Juby) and Rena Jayne Tewksbury, all of Spring Hill. He is also survived by his daughter, Betsy (Trixie) Tewksbury VanDeMark of Spring Hill and his son-in-law, David VanDeMark of Sugar Run. Also surviving Ralph are 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren with another great-grandchild due in the next few weeks. He is also survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Ruth Brown of Wyalusing, as well as many nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Betty Jane, on Feb., 21, 1999; his loving daughter, Beverly Kay Tewksbury Navle, on May 27, 2007; his father, George, on Sept. 23, 1971; his mother, Valda, on Jan. 22, 1970; his brother, Verne Tewksbury; and his sister, Dorothy (Dot) Tewksbury Tilley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Reverend Dale Russell of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church and long time family friend, Reverend Helen Learn officiating. Interment will follow at the Lacey Street Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 1-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at the funeral home. Flowers will be furnished by the family. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to an organization that was very close to Ralph's heart, Over the Hill Relay for Life, c/o Barb Gary, 1822 Shumway Rd., Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 3/17/2014

TIDD –MRS. FRANCES DELORES HEMANN, age 87, of Sugar Run, Pa., passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at her home with her loving family at her side. Frances was born March 5, 1927 in Camden, N.J. — one of 10 children of the late Charles & Anna Novak Tidd. She married Henry Hemann also of Sugar Run, Pa. on Sept. 14, 1946 and he predeceased her in 1997. Frances was a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing, Pa. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In her retired years she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, embroidery, quilting, sewing, gardening, and reading. Surviving are three daughters Jacqueline Baruch of Towanda, Pa., Deborah L. Fry of Sugar Run, Pa., Lori Jean (John) McConville of Crystal Lake, Ill., and daughter-in-law Pamela Hemann of Meshoppen, Pa.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Frederick Hemann of Meshoppen in 1997. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Wyalusing, Pa., with her pastor, the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, presiding. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. The family asks that memorial contributions be sent to St. Mary's of the Assumption, 245 State St., Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/18/2014

TROWBRIDGE –MRS. ANNA T UNDERWOOD, age 88, of Rock Hill, Laceyville, Pa., passed away at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, Pa. early Sunday morning, June 22, 2014. She was born in Sayre, Pa., on Feb. 8, 1926, the daughter of the late John R. and Ethel Mae Brown Trowbridge. Growing up on North Flat, near Laceyville, she was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, with the class of 1944. The next four years were spent at Mansfield State Teachers College, where she graduated with the class of 1948. She later taught at the West Auburn School. Anna was the wife of the late Carl J. Underwood, who preceded her in death, on April 7, 2010. For many years, Mrs. Underwood attended the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville. While in good health, and up until just a few years ago, she was also a very active member of the Meshoppen Chapter No. 70 of Eastern Star, where she served her lodge as Worthy Matron for three terms, as well as many other offices and chairs. She took great pleasure in the art of canning, freezing and preserving and also cooking for large family get-togethers. She was also infamous for her letter writing which will be greatly missed by her recipients. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. Prior to and after her husband's retirement, they spent many winters in Texas with Kay and Chuck's families. Surviving are her children, Charles J. (Elia) Underwood, of Rosharon, Texas, Robert C. Underwood, of Laceyville, Pa., Connie B. (William) Smith of Nicholson, Pa., Carla J. Underwood, of Laceyville, Pa. and Kay L. (Franco) Mendoza, of Pearland, Texas; her eight grandchildren, Daniel (Amanda) Underwood, of Pearland, Texas, Jamie (Robert) Williams, of McKinney, Texas, AWR 2 Christopher Underwood, of Jacksonville, Fla., Theodore Smith, of Doylestown, Pa., Rebekah (Edward) Burke, of Meshoppen, Pa., Jeremiah (Amanda) Smith, of Nicholson, Pa., Michelle Mendoza and Maegan Mendoza, both of Pearland, Texas; as well as her 11 great-grandchildren, Rylee, Brody, and Aubrey Underwood, of Pearland, Texas, Haydon and triplets Kensley, Annalise and Easton Williams of McKinney, Texas, Mason and Logan Smith of Doylestown, Pa. and Molly and Liam Burke, of Meshoppen, Pa., and two more on the way; and two step great-grandchildren, Ryan Divito, and Jordan Divito, both of Pipersville, Pa.; brother-in-law, Adelbert (Sally Ann) Underwood, of Willis, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Norma Trowbridge, of Laceyville, Pa.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Donald Trowbridge; a sister-in-law, and brother-in-law Charlotte and Elmer Cook; and a sister-in-law, Beatrice Underwood. Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, June 26, 2014, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, officiating. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery, in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the funeral home, and from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the charity of the donor’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review 6/24/2014

TUBBS –KATHRYN J. HILLYARD 88, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Born May 11, 1926, in Sunderlinville, PA, she was the daughter of John R. and Nora Belle Glover Tubbs. Surviving are five sons, Richard (Emma) Hillyard of Ulysses, Ronald (Elverna) Hillyard of Galeton, Robert Hillyard of Ulysses, Raymond Hillyard of Westfield, and Randall (Jane) Hillyard of Sabinsville; four daughters, Judy Turner of Nashville, NC, Marcia (John) Fraser of Stony Creek, VA, Donna (Simon) McCullough of Sabinsville, and Laura Hershey of Galeton; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by four brothers, Winford Tubbs, Sidney Tubbs, Charles Tubbs, and Stanley Tubbs; and three sisters, N. Marie Kibbe, Margaret Schweigart, and Genevieve Flynn. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, on Saturday, July 12th, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/2014

TARRY M. TUBBS, 55, of 1205 Twin Creek Rd., Charlotte, TN passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, April 24, 2014. He was born on August 14, 1958 in Coudersport, PA and was the son of Charles and Melva Tubbs. Tarry attended Galeton High School. He was a skilled welder most of his life, and spent the past few years living his dream playing bass guitar with bands in Nashville, TN. Known for his smile, big heart and good spirit, he will greatly be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by a son, Ryan Tubbs of Charlotte, TN; a daughter, Tara (Edward) Silva, one grandchild, Kane Silva, Trout Run; five brothers, Charles Tubbs, Ulysses, Barry Tubbs, Mills, Wade Tubbs, Harrison Valley, Marlin Tubbs, Williamsport, Earl Tubbs, Harrison Valley; six sisters; Charlotte Schweigart, Mills, Sonya Amos, Burlington, NJ, Valerie McCaslin, Linden, Lori Walker, Osceola, Annie Tubbs, Olean, NY, Yvonne Emerson, Shongo, NY. He was predeceased by a sister, Elaine Adams. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April, 30 2014 in Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1301 Clayton Ave., Williamsport, PA with Reverend Michael Swimley officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service. A celebration of life is to follow. Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/2014

J0SEPH W. TULANOWSKI, age 81, of Gillett, PA, died April 1, 2014 at Troy Hospital, Troy, PA. Joseph was born July 13, 1932 in Freeland, PA to Joseph and Helen (Novalsky) Tulanowski. In the 1950?s he was employed by Hinkle & McCoy as the senior welder on the Texas Pipeline. Later he was self-employed in the construction industry. Joseph was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a jack of all trades, welder, and liked tinkering around his garage. Joseph had a great sense of humor. Joseph is survived by a son, Tony and JoAnne Tulanowski of Campbell, NY; 5 grandchildren, Brittany, Brandon and Kimberly Tulanowski, Zackery Nichols, and Anthony James Tulanowski, Jr.; special great nieces, Laura and Stephanie Bolt of Gillett, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Stephen Misto of Hazelton, PA; and a great great niece, Emmeilia Maurey. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Rev. John J. Chmil officiating. Military honors by the Tioga County Honor Guard.

LESLIE O. TURNER JR., 83, long time resident of Canton, Pa. passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Leslie Orlando, "Junior" to family and friends, was born in Canton on Feb. 4, 1931, one of 15 children in the family of the late Leslie Sr. and Bessie Elizbeth (Snyder) Turner. A 1951 graduate of Canton High School, Junior studied academics, played Warrior Football and worked as a farmhand for Lewis Lathrop. On June 6, 1951, he and brother Herbert enlisted in the Marine Corps together. Throughout his life, Leslie was very proud of his service to our country. In keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Marine Corps, his conduct was honest and his service, faithful. During the Korean War, he served for a time in Okinawa, Japan. Leslie was a boxer in the service. After re-enlisting, he became an engineer and heavy equipment operator, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. Leslie was a very organized, private individual and his neighbors and friends respected that. He also had a kind heart if one were blessed to see this side of him. He enjoyed going to yard sales; in his little apartment workshop, Junior would tear stuff apart, fix it and then resell it. He was a fan of Dr. Gott, cutting out the newspaper clips and carrying them around in his wallet. Junior got great joy from the simplest things that we might take for granted such as McDonald's drive-up window where he took a shining to chocolate milk shakes, sitting in his recliner watching football games on TV, joking and visiting with folks in town. Prior to his declining health, he enjoyed walks to the American Rescue Workers store. Surviving are his siblings, Sarah Ella Pidcoe of Williamsport and Audrey Jane Thomas of Canton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special caregivers, Deanna and Randy May and family of Canton. Mr. Turner was predeceased by 12 siblings, Geraldine Laverne, Ethart Ira, Marian Isabelle, Ernest Arthur, Gwendolyn, Annie Lenora, Albert Larue, Calvin Lavern, Chester Orman, Wynetta Vivian, Herbert James and Howard Philip. It was Leslie's wishes that services and burial be private. Arrangements are in care of Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in his name to a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review 7/12/2014

URSIDA –ROSE MARIE URSIDA ALEXANDER, 95, of Sayre, Pa., passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 22, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Rose was born in South Waverly, Pa., on February 19, 1919 the daughter of Carmine and Lena Santone Ursida. She attended school in South Waverly, Pa. On April 15, 1939, Rose married Theodore Angelo "Zeke" Alexander and the couple made their home on Lehigh Avenue in Sayre for many years. Rose was employed by Label Processing in Sayre for many years until her retirement in 1978. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Order Sons of Italy in Sayre. In earlier years, Rose was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking, baking and playing golf with her husband. Surviving are her children, Donna M. Henderson and husband Jerry A. Henderson of Apalachin, N.Y., Daniel T. Alexander and wife Andrea J. Alexander of Henderson, Nev., grandchildren, Connie Monday, Steve Henderson and wife Phyllis Henderson, great-grandchildren, Shawn Monday, Rachael Monday, Samantha Monday, great-great-grandchildren, Ryan Theodore Monday and Paige Elizabeth Chase, her sister, Lucy Baglini of Sayre and nephews, Fred Baglini, Tom Baglini and Carmen Alamo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore on January 11, 2009, sisters, Antoinette Bird, Josephine Bickford and a niece, Joan Regala. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Sayre House, 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA in Rose Marie Ursida Alexander's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 7/24/2014
 
UTTER –ELEANOR SKINNER, 75, of Montrose, PA, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was born on November 29, 1938 in Clifton, NJ, to the late Vera Alta Millard. Her husband of 57 years, David Skinner, survives. Also surviving are her six children and their significant others, Theresa and Shawn Treadway, Susquehanna, PA, David Skinner, FL, Marjorie McLain and Bob Freelove, Trumansburg, NY, Julia Gregory and Gary Fugel, Montrose, PA, Stephen Skinner and Jeffery Skinner of Montrose, PA.19 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, George and Ginny Utter, Amarillo, TX, Dorothy and Timothy Koloski, Binghamton, NY, Mary Durbin, Rochester, NY, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond and Edward Utter, and a sister, Mary Mofsky. Eleanor was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister; who loved her family dearly. She loved crocheting, and sewing. Eleanor made a lot of friends along the way, and will greatly be missed. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, PA. Visitations will be from 9:30 until the time of the service. Interment will be in the South Montrose Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of choice.

MCKENZIE JUNE VANDERPOOL, age 4, of 2007 Cornell Rd. Laceyville, Pa. (Indian Hill), went home to be with her Savior, in the comfort of her home, on Friday, March 7, 2014, surrounded by her family. McKenzie lost the battle with an inoperable brain tumor that infected her little body less than six months ago. Known to her family as Bubba Girl, she was a bright cheerful little girl full of life, that brightened everyone's day. Little Kenzie was born in Towanda, Pa. on Sept. 6, 2009, the daughter of Nicholas "Nick" and Kristy Dougal Vanderpool. Kenzie was enrolled in pre-school at the Wyalusing Children's Center, then later at the Sonbeam's Pre-Kindergarten, in Laceyville, Pa., that she faithfully attended until she became ill. She loved to be surrounded by her large family and her many friends. Kenzie loved to play dress up, especially when she got to dress like a princess. She also loved to play and watch Dora the Explorer, and absolutely loved the colors of purple and pink. Little Bubba always loved to be with her older sister, and her two older brothers, but it was her little baby sister, that she loved to help her mother with. Having a large back yard, with many toys, and a swing set, she would love to run and play, with her brothers and sisters. Bubba Girl was also an experienced four wheeler rider. Surviving are her parents, Nick and Kristy Vanderpool; her sisters and brothers, Taylor, Nicholas Jr., Tacoma, and Quinn. McKenzie, is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Carl and Terri Dougal, of Monroeton, Pa.; Patricia Cuddy and Tony Pousen, of Towanda, Pa.; paternal grandparents, June and Joe Rhubright, of Laceyville, Pa.; and Jack and Gail Vanderpool, of Laceyville, Pa. Maternal great-grandparents, Ernie and Harriet Vargason, of Liberty Corners, Pa., Jack and Karolyn Cuddy, of Missasauga, Ontario, Canada; and paternal great-grandmother, Katy Vanderpool, of Laceyville, Pa.; her extended family of aunts and uncles, Branden and Eva Vanderpool, of Laceyville, Pa.; Kristine Rhubright, of Laceyville, Pa.; Austen McGee, of Towanda, Pa.; Erynn and Jacob Wahlgren, of Seattle, Wash.; Samantha Dougal, of Wysox, Pa.; Cornell Dougal of Philadelphia, Pa.; Christopher Dougal and Cheyenne Ackley, both of Wysox, Pa.; and many cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Braintrim Baptist Church, Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Thomas Davis of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey St. Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. and again from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the church. In lieu of flowers, McKenzie's family is asking those wishing to make memorial contributions in her honor to the McKenzie June Vanderpool Memorial Fund C/O PS Bank, 76 Church St., Wyalusing, PA, a fund set up to help area families that are battling through similar diseases and circumstances. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/8/2014

FREDERICK DALE VAOW, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Smithfield, N.C. He was born in Scranton, Pa. on July 13, 1938, son of the late Fred and Peg Vaow. Dale graduated from Towanda High School in 1956. He went in the Marines after high school and later joined the Navy. After leaving the Navy, he retired in Arizona. His favorite hobbies were golfing and fishing. In May 2014, he moved to Smithfield, N.C., to be with his daughter Rose and her family. He is survived by his two daughters, Rose Watkins, N.C., Raisa Gibson, Ariz.; sister, Dixie Dickerson, Ore.; and six grandchildren, CJ, Nicole and Frederick Watkins, Andrew, Natalie and Max Gibson. He will be having a military funeral at the Arlington National Cemetery, Va. –Towanda Daily Review 5/29/2014

GARY L. VASEY, age 61 of Erin passed away after a brief illness on April 25, 2014. He was born in Buffalo and was a US Army Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary (Ober) Vasey; daughters and son, Jessica (Jaydee Benjamin) Ober of Corning, Caryn Ober of TX, Michael and Miranda of TX and several siblings; sister-in-law, Karen (Dwight) Fry of Trout Run, PA. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Matthews Episcopal Church 408 S. Main St. Horseheads. A gathering for family and friends will immediate follow in the Fellowship hall of the church. Barber Funeral Home Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/ 2014

ROBERT W. WALKER of Forksville, Pa. died Feb. 25, 2014 at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania with his wife and children by his side. Mr. Walker was born in Chester to Ernest and Joyce Walker. He graduated from Ridley High School. He worked for PECO, he had a hearing aid center in Chester and he was the founder, inventor and CEO of Walker's Game Ear. Mr. Walker was a pioneer in the outdoor industry and an avid outdoorsman. He was a loving husband and a proud father and grandfather. His final project was the Hunt for Donors for bone marrow registry. Mr. Walker was predeceased by his father and his brother Roland. He is survived by his mother, Joyce Kissinger of Swarthmore; his wife, Karen (nee Iritano) of Forksville; his son, Robert Walker Jr. of West Chester; his daughter, Beth Fitzgerald of Wallingford; his grandchildren, Justin, Elaina, Miranda and Sebastian Fitzgerald and Henry Robert Walker. He is also survived by his sisters, Dora Millard of Aston, Jean Walker and Terri Mastripolito both of Swarthmore; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held March 4. Contributions in his memory to Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA would be appreciated. –Towanda Daily Review 5/23/2014

DAVID L. WARREN, age 81 of Big Flats, NY passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. David was born in Canton, PA on September 20, 1932, a son of the late Leslie and Doris (Furman) Warren. David was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Philip. He is survived by Dorothy (Boyd) Warren, his loving and devoted wife of 63 years; daughter, Cathy Bragg of Minot, ND; son and daughter-in-law, Dana and Marie Warren of East Northport, NY; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Ruth Ward and several nieces and nephews. David was first employed by Schweizer Aircraft and then as an engineer with both Ward LaFrance and American LaFrance until their closing. He later retired from Volvo GM Heavy Truck in Greensboro, NC. The family will welcome relatives and friends at the First Presbyterian Church, 95 Main St., Big Flats, NY on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 1 PM for David's Memorial Service. The Reverends Rick Price and Patrick Holder will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association and the First Presbyterian Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette –5/4/2014

WATKINS –C. ANNE BARTLOW - mother holds her child's hand for a little while and their hearts forever. ... Surrounded by her loving family and those who meant so much to her, C. Anne Bartlow, 78, of Bartlow Road, Athens, Pa. passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 at her home. Anne was born on March 25, 1935 at the home of her grandmother's in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Leon "Bill" and Charlotte (Whyte) Watkins. A kind and gentle woman, Anne worked as a housekeeper at the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens. In 1953, she married Donald Edward Bartlow, Sr., they shared 46 years of marriage until his passing in 1999. Anne was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Waverly. Many will remember her and the visits she made as a AVON representative. Anne enjoyed crocheting, cooking for her family and friends. She treasured her family, had a heart of gold and will be missed by her family and friends. Anne is survived by her children, Donald E. Jr. and his wife Anne Bartlow of Athens, Pa., Rebecca Taylor of Athens, Daniel Bartlow of Syracuse, Vicki Newman of Johnson City, N.Y.; her brothers, Tim Watkins of Warren, Pa., Tom Watkins of Waverly, N.Y.; a sister, Sharon Watkins of North Carolina; her special grandchildren, Donald E. (Jen) Bartlow, III, Kyle Bartlow, Trisha (Jake) Scarinzi, Andrea Bartlow (Joe Tigue), Eric Bartlow (Kaylee Sheffler), Elizabeth "Libby" Lawson (Jason Miller), Stephanie Bryan, Christopher Coe, Tammy (Nathan) Wilsford; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Stella, Hayden, Kendra, Karlee, Hailey, Kara, Owen, Leah, Logan and Luke. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Anne was predeceased by her husband Donald Edward Bartlow, Sr. in October 1999; sons, David Lee Bartlow in 2003 and James Bartlow in 2008. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A celebration of her life will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Bradford County Area on Aging, 301 Main St., Towanda, PA or the Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA in loving memory of C. Anne Bartlow. –Towanda Daily Review 3/26/2014

The Rev. THOMAS H. WATTS, 83, of Sayre, Pa., passed away June 30, 2014 at his home. Born Jan. 31, 1931 in Waverly, N.Y., the son of the late Thomas J. and Flora (Jenkins) Watts. Thomas was baptized November 15, 1934 at Saint James Church in Waverly, N.Y. He attended Lincoln Public School, Waverly Junior High and graduated from Waverly High School, Saint Andrews Prep and Saint Bernard's. Father received Tonsure June 3, 1954, Minor Orders, September 17, 1955 and September 22, 1955, he received his Sub-Deaconship September 16, 1956 and Deaconship September 22, 1956. He was Ordained June 15, 1957 at Saint Ann's Church in Hornell, N.Y. He served as Assistant at Saint Mary's , Corning , NY June 25, 1957 Assistant at Saint Rita's West Webster, N.Y., February 14, 1961, Assistant Saint Charles Borromeo, Elmira Heights, N.Y., June 29, 1965, Assistant Saint Patrick's, Mount Morris, N.Y., Assistant Saint Patrick's, Owego, N.Y., June 25, 1970, Co-Pastor Saint Patrick's, Owego, N.Y., June 27, 1973, Pastor Saint Patrick's, Owego, N.Y., June 30, 1985, Pastor Saint Benedict's, Odessa & Saint Pius X, Van Etten, June 30, 1987 and Pastor Saint James, Waverly & Saint Pius X, Van Etten, June 27, 1989. Father Tom retired from his home parish, Saint James, Waverly, N.Y., on June 26, 2001. Father will lie in state on Wednesday, July 2 from 4-7 p.m. with evening prayer at 7 p.m. and Thursday morning, July 3 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church, Clark Street, Waverly. The Rev. Watts' funeral liturgy will be held at 10:30 a.m. with the Most Rev. Salvatore R. Matano presiding. Internment will follow at Saint James Cemetery, Waverly. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. –Carol Brotzman

RANDY NATHAN WEAVER, age 51, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at his home on Dutch Mt. Road in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa. Randy was born Feb. 3, 1963, a son of Maxine Richlin Weaver and the late Ellery Weaver Jr. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 1981. He was employed at Hoffman New-Yorker in Dushore, Pa. He was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving in addition to his mother, Maxine Weaver, Dushore; is his brother, Michael G. Weaver of Dushore, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Toney (Douglas) Harstead of Montgomery, Pa. and Veronica (Albert) Conner of Dushore, Pa.; father and mother-in-law, Ronald and Dee Kulsicavage, Dushore; two nieces, Sarah Weaver and Brock Delill and Kathryn Weaver; a great nephew, Layne Delill; and several aunts and several uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his spouse, Bernadette Kathleen Kulsicavage Weaver and his son, Nathan Michael Weaver on March 28, 2010. A transferal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Mildred, Pa. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/11/2014

THOMAS E. WELDY, 67, of East Towanda, Pa. passed away Wednesday evening, April 9, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa. Tom was born Jan. 11, 1947 in Troy, Pa., the son of George and Hallie Trent Weldy. He was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1964 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Navy. Tom was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for many years until his retirement in 1997. He was later employed as an automobile salesman for Ferrario Chevrolet in Wysox for several years. Tom was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 and the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club. Tom enjoyed spending time with his friends and working on muscle cars. He is survived by his children, Sean M. Weldy and wife Shannon of Towanda, Sonya M. Belcher and husband Tony of Herrickville; grandchildren, Logan and Raigan Steele, Casey and Leonary Longcoy and Seanna Weldy; sisters, Patricia Pipp and husband Carl of Watkins Glen, Sheila Wrisley of Burlington; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Lynn McLinko, Cecil Lines, Tim Archer and Bill West. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his best friend, Robert Douglas. A memorial reception will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Beirne-Webster VFW Post, Bridge Street Hill, Towanda, Pa. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191, Main Street, Towanda, PA in Tom's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 4/11/2014

GORDON ERNEST WETHERBEE age 83, of Pine City passed away Tuesday May 6, 2014 at Elcor Health Services following declining health. Born on April 21, 1931 in Elmira son of the late, Earl & Edna Menold Wetherbee. He married Nancy Appleton in 1952. Gordon was employed for over 25 years by F.M. Howell & Co. and was a proud member of the "25 Year Club". In his retirement he worked as a Crossing Guard at Broadway School for many years. Gordon always had a quick sense of humor and was a devoted family man. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Nancy Appleton Wetherbee, Pine City; children, Linda Walton, Elmira; Lori Reed, Horseheads; and Kevin (Robin) Wetherbee, Hartsville, SC; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Emily, Ryan, Elizabeth, Cody, and Jesse; two great granddaughters, Rowan and Aubrey; sisters-in-law, Joyce (Jack) Fiester, Horseheads and Jane (Bill) Allington, Hector; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gordon was predeceased by his in-laws, Harold & Arlene Quick Appleton; brothers, Owen, Manford, and Eugene Wetherbee; and a grandson, Jared Walton. All services will take place privately at the family's convenience. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/9/2014

CARL B. WHITNEY, 86, of Beaver Meadows, PA, passed away Thursday morning, July 10, 2014 at Endless Mountains Health Care Systems in Montrose, PA. Carl was born June 8, 1928 at his family homestead in Beaver Meadows. He was the son of the late Bryce and Helen (Hunsinger) Whitney. Carl was a graduate of Rush High School. He was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and Dairymen’s League. Carl lived and worked on the family farm which was operational for over 100 years. He hauled canned milk for Dairylea for 13 years. Reading, talking with friends, and enjoying good food were some of his favorite pastimes. His wife, Marcella, and he loved square dancing and spent many of evenings twirling in the area dance halls. Being a good neighbor was of upmost importance. He will be remembered for his honesty, patience, and hearty laugh. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marcella (Jayne) Whitney. Survivors also include daughter and son-in-law Donna and Richard Marcho of Gibson, PA; daughter Kathy Whitney and Alvard Kedrick of Mayfield, PA. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Whitney, March 18, 1977. He is also survived by a sister, Irene Squires of East Rush, PA, two grandchildren Jennifer Marcho and Tom Cox of Peckville, PA; Bradley and Michelle Marcho of Gibson, PA, three great grandchildren, Racheal, Olivia, and Halle Marcho, four nieces, one nephew, and one grand-nephew. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Gary Whitney who passed away on March 18, 1977 and a brother Max B. Whitney who passed away on March 25, 1989. Funeral services will be held on Monday July 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA. with Rev. Dolly Tarreto of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home, on Sunday afternoon July 13, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Memorial contributions in Carl’s name can be donated to Endless Mountain Medical Care Foundation. C/O: Patricia Loaby, Attn: Building Fund 25 Grow Ave Montrose, PA. –Carol Brotzman

WILBUR –EDNA L. MARSHALL, 72, of Susquehanna, Pa. passed away, Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Forest City Nursing and Rehab Center, Forest City, Pa. Born May 16, 1941 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of Eva M. (Baldwin) Wilbur and the late Clayton A. Wilbur. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her mother, Eva M. Wilbur of LeRaysville, Pa.; grandchildren, Wayne Rafferty, Jessica Rafferty, Megan Kelsey, Christian Good; several great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Rockefeller of Rome, Pa.; brother, Arlyn and Arlene Wilbur of LeRaysville, Pa.; aunts, nieces and nephews and cousins. Besides her father, she was predeceased by a daughter, Penny Rafferty; and brother-in-law, Richard Rockefeller. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Rushville Church, Rushville, Pa. with the Lay Pastor Sharon Rockefeller officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rushville Church, c/o Marie Watkins, 10 Gage Rd., Rushville, PA. Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 5/6/2014

WILBUR –VIRGINIA MATHIS - A bit of this world's sparkle has dimmed: Virginia Mathis passed away on May 20, 2014 at home surrounded by her beloved family. Ginny was predeceased by her parents, Byron Wilbur and Eleanor Kerrick Wilbur. She is survived by her husband, Daniel E. Mathis; her children, Daniel Mathis (Dianne) of Trout Creek, Mont., Lyndal Mathis Cole (Kevin) of Vestal, N.Y., Michael Mathis (Ann) of Stevensville, Pa.; her dear sister and best friend, Marge Tompkins; brother, Richard Wilbur; sister, Janice Soloway; grandchildren, Stephanie Heller, Christopher Lordi, Jackson Taylor, Lindsay Cole Voss, Michaela Mathis Mansergh-Wallace, Melissa Mathis, Jennifer Mosier, Shelby Ann Mathis; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ruth Ann and Ernie Wolfe. Ginny's first calling was that of devoted wife and mother but she enriched many lives in her work as Activity Director at the Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. She treated each resident as a priceless treasure and was richly rewarded with their affection and respect. She lit the halls of the hospital with her smile and vibrant personality. Formally retiring in 1988, she continued to entertain senior citizens with plays, musicals and various means of show on a volunteer basis. To help her community was a privilege and she did so with grace and great pleasure, working on the Camptown Alumni banquet on a consistent basis, writing columns for the Wyalusing Rocket (annual bear sightings, PhD candidate count from Spring Hill!) and making pies as requested for any and all events. Ginny had a gift for making people feel special, valuable, talented and cherished. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her just as those who knew her have been greatly blessed. The Mathis family wishes to express thanks to Sandy Curtis of the Hair Boutique and to Guthrie Hospice for making Ginny's last weeks comfortable and pleasant. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Camptown Community Church, Camptown, Pa. with Pastor William Westbrook and Pastor David Dewing officiating. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday morning at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA in memory of Virginia Mathis. –Towanda Daily Review 5/23/2014

RICHARD D. ‘DICK’ WILCOX, 90, resident of Morris, passed away on May 19, 2014, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madelyn A. Wilcox, Dec. 22, 2011. Richard was born on May 10, 1924, the son of the late Henry and Carrie (Perry) Wilcox. Richard attended the Wellsboro Area High School and graduated in 1942. Richard was a United States Army World War II veteran and served in Shemya of the Aleutian Islands from 1943-1946. He was honorably discharged in 1946. After serving his time in the Army, Richard met his wife, Madelyn A. Root and they were married in 1946. Richard than began working for the United States Postal Service and retired after 30 years of service in 1982.Richard was a life member of the Morris Township Fire Company and a charter member of the Morris Fireman's Ambulance Association in Morris and served as both Fire and Ambulance Chief for many years. He is a man that loved his family, volunteering, camping, watching the birds and also his cat Morris. Richard is survived by daughters, Marna (Robert) Wirth of Liberty, Pamela (Larry) Warriner of Mansfield, Ann (Shawn) Pylinski of Mansfield, and Kathy Kreger of Morris. Richard also has eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Richard is also survived by a sister, Jean Stadler of Mansfield; sister-in-laws, Wanda Marvin of Morris, Vivian Urban of Liberty, Joanna Witmer of Wellsboro, and Josephine Root of Brooksville, Fla. He was preceded in death by brothers, William Losinger and Warren Wilcox.Friends and Family are invited to Richard's Life Celebration on Friday, May 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A Memorial Service will follow at 7 p.m., with Lay Speaker Sherri Butters officiating. Memorials may be sent to: Morris Firemen's Ambulance Association P.O. Box 11, Morris, Pa.. –Wellsboro Gazette –5/20/2014

SHARON L. WILCOX, 33, of Bath, NY died Wednesday Aug. 12, 1987.  Sharon graduated from Southside High School in 1971.  She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Jim Kellogg of Elmira; brother, Leon Wilcox of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Nancy Wilcox of Silt, Colo.; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, NY Sunday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Curt McComis officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILCOX –SHIRLEY A. JONES, 87, formerly of 25 Hickory St., Waverly, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014. For the past year she was a resident of Elderwood Assisted Living in Waverly.
Shirley was born Aug. 8, 1926 at The People's Hospital, in Sayre, Pa. She was the daughter of the late James H. Wilcox and Marslette Crandle of Waverly. She had one brother, James, and three sisters, Rhoda Jean O'Brien, June Deming and Phyllis Loraine Bullock. All her siblings are deceased but Phyllis, who lives in Florida. She was a lifelong resident of Waverly and graduated from Waverly High School in 1945. She knew her future husband, Charles Pierce Jones, throughout their childhood, living only seven houses from each other. Charles served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in South Hampton, England. After his return from military service, they were married on June 29, 1946 at the Waverly United Methodist Church. Both Shirley and Charles were employed by IBM in Owego, N.Y. Shirley loved to spend time at her Lake Ontario cottage entertaining her family and friends. She was a life member of United Methodist Church in Waverly and enjoyed teaching Sunday school. Shirley was an accomplished golfer and was a former member of Shepard Hills Country Club. She also enjoyed bowling with her friends and was an avid reader. Shirley was predeceased by her husband Charles in 2003. She is survived by her children, Ronald L. (Carol) Jones of Fair Haven, N.Y., Karen E. Willis of Leesburg, Va., Denise M. (Jacob) Brierley of Manahawkin, N.J., and Kim M. Jones of Winchester, Va.; grandchildren, Leslie Anne Jones, Heather (Ike) Swart, Ryan (Tara) Willis, Ashley, Dylan and Tyler Brierley; and great grandchildren, Abigail Swart and Ryan Willis. Those wishing to remember Shirley with a memorial donation are encouraged to support the Waverly Free Library, 18 Elizabeth St., Waverly, NY in her name.
A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. Private graveside services will be at Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly. –Sayre Morning Times 4/23/2014

STANLEY L. WILSTON, 82, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Manor Care Health Services North, Williamsport. Born November 19, 1931, he was a son of Floyd and Loretta (Elliot) Wilston. He married the former Frances M. Wesneski. Stan graduated from Canton High School, Class of 1950. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War and was a member of the Canton V.F.W. Stan worked for 43 years at Bastian Tire Sales and retired at the age of 81, he was affectionately known as “Stan the Tire Man”. Surviving in addition to his wife Frances are two daughters, Tamela R. Smith (William) and Gail M. Mahaffey (Mark), both of Williamsport; two grandchildren, Terri Wilston-Bashnick and Zac Mahaffey (Samantha); three great-grandchildren, Sophia and Skylar Bashnick and Alexandrea Mahaffey; and one sister, Pauline Cole of Gillett. He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Donald and Jack Wilston, and Doris Williams. A funeral service was held April 20 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Burial will be held at Wildwood Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Veterans. Memorial contributions in Stanley’s name may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 4/25/2014

MR. BOYD R. WOOD age 55, of Wyalusing, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Boyd was born on Oct. 9, 1958, in Meshoppen, Pa., a son of Henry and Winifred Kinney Wood Sr. He graduated from Wyalusing High School in the class of 1976. After graduation he joined the United States Army, where he served in Germany. Upon being honorably discharged he came home and began working for Leprino's Cheese Factory, Waverly, N.Y., for 8 years and then went to work for Cargill Beef, Wyalusing, Pa., where he had worked for 22 years. Boyd liked watching NASCAR. Surviving are: sons, Brandon Wood of Monroeton, Pa., Eric Wood of Wyalusing, Pa.; mother, Winifred Wood of Wyalusing, Pa.; brothers and sister-in-law, Tom and Sue Wood of Wysox, Pa., Henry Wood Jr. of Dushore, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Robert Gilbert of Forksville, Pa.; grandchildren, Rylan Wood of Towanda, Pa., Ethan Wood of Wyalusing, Pa., Aryana Wood of Monroeton, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Henry Wood Sr. in 1997. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorials be directed to the Wyalusing Valley Fire Co, c/o Tom Miller, PO Box 86, Wyalusing, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 3/31/2014

WOOD –DONNA M. (WOOD) SWACKHAMMER, wife of Richard D. Swackhammer, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on March 19, 2014. Donna was born July 1, 1949 to the late Lawrence O. and Vivian M. (Cox) Wood in Waverly, NY. Donna was a 1967 graduate of Sayre High School and went to work for Electrol Mechanical Corp where she built military shelters and later worked for Household Finance Corp for 8 years and then as office manager of Ideal Consumer Disc. On July 18, 1970, Donna married Richard who was her loving husband, friend and partner for life. They enjoyed doing things together and spending time at their campsite at Haighs Pond. They would have celebrated 44 years of marriage on July 18th, 2014. Richard was always there for her on bad and good days. They had 2 wonderful daughters, Bridget Swackhammer of Sayre, PA and Amy Swackhammer of Buffalo, NY, whom she loved dearly and will greatly miss. Donna also had a great love for her 3 special granddaughters, Amanda L Merrill who lived with them and was like a daughter, talented Brooke Rosh who was bright and cheerful and her special little angel Faith Marie Swackhammer who loved to stay with Grandma and Grandpa Swack. Donna always had time no matter what for her family. Donna was also a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary VFW 6824 of Rome. Donna is survived by her husband, daughters, granddaughters, her only sister, Dawn (William) Steimel of Wisconsin and a special grand fur-baby (Moose). She was predeceased by her grandmother, Hazel Cox and her stepmother, Rachel Wood. Donna had a great love for her family and always put them first. A period of visitation will be held on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 3-5PM with a memorial service to immediately follow at 5PM at the Waverly United Methodist Church with Pastor Ann Canfield officiating. Donation may be sent to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St. Waverly, NY. in loving memory of Donna. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA.

WOOD –KAREN L. SHORES, 67, of Ulster passed away at Memorial Hospital in Towanda on June 10, 2014. She was born on Oct. 9, 1946, a daughter of the late Neilson and Dorothy (Brace) Wood. Karen owned and operated Memories Bridal Shop in Athens for many years. She married Boyd Shores on Aug. 2, 1991 at the Milan Methodist Church. Together they shared their love of raising alpaca's on their farm. Karen is survived by her husband, Boyd Shores at home; daughter, Tayrn Chaffee of Erie, Pa.; son, Todd (Shana) Cockcroft of Athens; three grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. At Karen's request all services will be private at the family home. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/12/2014

WOOD –MARY WOOD CONKLIN former Sayre resident, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in St. George, Utah, after a brief illness. She was 81. Mrs. Conklin was born in Bentley Creek, Pa., on November 30, 1931. She was the daughter of Ray and Frances Mabel Wood. On December 17, 1949, she wed Richard H. Conklin. They were happily married for more than 62 years. Mrs. Conklin graduated from Mansfield State College with a bachelor’s degree in education and taught in the Sayre Area School District for many years. She was a faithful parishioner of Church of the Redeemer, Sayre, where she sang in the choir. After retiring from H. Austin Snyder Elementary School, Mrs. Conklin and her husband traveled the country for 15 years as full-time RVers, visiting all 50 states over the course of their travels. Mrs. Conklin remained active in community service while living at Sterling Court Assisted Living Community in St. George, including sewing blankets, scarves, and other accessories to benefit fellow Sterling Court residents and a local shelter for battered women and their children. Mrs. Conklin is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Conklin McNeal of Nokesville, Va., and Melinda Conklin of St. George, Utah; nephew Gary Wood of Gillett, Pa.; niece Constance Wood Garrity of Vero Beach, Fla.; niece Linda Wood Corbin of Sayre, Pa., and nephew Galen Wood of Fleetwood, Pa.; son-in-law Robert McNeal; and three grandchildren, Kathryn, Amber, and Robert, junior, all of Nokesville. She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard LeRoy Wood. A memorial service and inurnment for Mr. and Mrs. Conklin will be held at Church of the Redeemer, Sayre at 10:30 a.m. on June 21, 2014. –Sayre Morning Times

WOODS –CATHRYN M. SENTYZ, nee Woods, 67, a former resident of West LeRoy died April 18, 1990 in Upland, PA. She was born July 1, 1922. She was the beloved wife of John J. Sentyz Sr. who was deceased in June 1988. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Aiello, Upland, PA; five sons, Charles Sentyz of Canton, Robert Sentyz of Upland, John J. Sentyz Jr., West LeRoy, Stephen Sentyz of Upland, Joseph Sentyz of Philadelphia; two sisters, Margaret Murray and Amelia Skillman of Philadelphia; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Casimir’s Church, Philadelphia on April 21. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Casimir’s Church 324 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

HOMER RUBERT WOODS JR., 78, of Canton, PA passed away at home on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Homer Rubert, “Buckshot” to family and friends, was born on March 26, 1936 in Gladwin, Michigan, the son of the late Homer Sr. and Delia (Rabadue) Woods. He was proud to have served our country during the Korean War with the U.S. Marine Corps. Buckshot was a quiet man who kept to himself. A “jack of all trades” type, his favorite hobby was tinkering and he could fix about anything. An accomplished mechanic, he owned and operated the Buckshot’s Base Garage on Springbrook Dr. in Canton and later worked for Larry DeWert's Garage in Beech Flats and the garage at Sechrist Farms in Canton. After retiring, he kept busy with his fix-it shop at home on Lake Hill. On December 23, 1989, Buckshot married the former Irene Theresa Dawicki at their home in Canton. They were blessed with 14 years together before her passing on April 26, 2004. Surviving are two children, Walter J. Woods of Canton and Michelle Schilero of Freehold, NJ, four stepchildren; Michele Barats (Scott Moore) and Steve (Bonnie) Barats all of Canton, Wynk (Donald) Payne of Nebraska and Miriam Paskman Gaghan of Philadelphia; five grandchildren, four siblings; Wilma Homer, Warren Woods, William Woods and Kathryn Brueggeman, several nieces, nephews, cousins and neighbors. In addition to his wife Irene, he was predeceased by his son, Paul Woods on October 27, 2007. As per Buckshot’s wishes, services and a celebration of his life will be private. The family will provide flowers. Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. –Canton Independent –Sentinel 4/20/2014

WRIGHT –JANICE WRIGHT LOWRY, age 72, of Galloway, N.J., passed away peacefully on June 5, 2014 in her home with family by her side, after battling cancer for the previous six months. Janice was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend who always put the needs of others above those of herself. She made friends wherever she went. She was born on Jan. 2, 1942 in Canton, Pa., the daughter of the late Liston and Gertrude Wright. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Charles, who resides at home. She is also survived by her children, Scott Lowry of Galloway, N.J., Susan Lowry of Fairfield, Conn.; and three brothers, Lyle Wright, Canton, Pa., Harry Wright, Milan, Pa., and Ron Wright, New Cumberland, Pa.; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Janice always spoke fondly of her early years growing up on a dairy farm, time with her brothers, and her many dear childhood, high school, and college friends. She was a member of the East Canton United Methodist Church and 4H. Her love of music extended to playing piano and trumpet and attending all sorts of music events. She graduated from Lycoming College and Williamsport School of Nursing, and as a RN, she dedicated her entire career to pediatric nursing, first at Atlantic City Hospital and then retired from Children's Seashore House, Atlantic City, N.J. after 17 years as Inservice Director. She then taught CPR and first aid at Atlantic County Special Services of N.J. In retirement, she enjoyed attending pool exercise classes and developed wonderful relationships with her fellow pool classmates. She also enjoyed travelling with her daughter to Europe, Peru and Egypt and annual family vacations to Cabo San Lucas with friends. Janice was an avid NBA fan and always enjoyed discussing daily world news and politics. Friends will be received between noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Parsels Funeral Home, 324 New Jersey Ave., Absecon, NJ and a service will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 6/11/2014

JAMES DONALD ‘BIG JIM’ WYGRALA, 71, of 1756 Laning Creek Rd., Towanda, Pa., Wysox Township, passed away Sunday morning, April 6, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born at home at Skinner's Eddy, Braintrim Township, Pa., on June 6, 1942, the son of Emil W. and Marie Martha Szukalski Wygrala. He attended the Wyalusing Schools and later served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War. On Jan. 31, 1969, Jim married the former Jean Snell at the First United Methodist Church in Towanda. Jim was employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox for 37 years until his retirement in 2003. During his retirement years, Jim and Jean enjoyed extensive traveling with their motorcycle taking trips to the Western and New England States and visiting friends. Jim loved spending time with his family, being outdoors on the mountain, riding motorcycle, four-wheeling, cutting and selling firewood and woodworking. Jim made many friends over the years and will be remembered for his love of life and congenial personality. Surviving are his wife of 45 years Jean Wygrala; children Shannon Chilson and husband Randy of Sayre, Shawna Klinger and husband Rex of Towanda, Jamie Hughes of Towanda; grandchildren Ashley and Evan Hughes; sister Katy Vanderpool of Laceyville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Elsie and Michael Fraboni of Arizona as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Charles Vanderpool. The funeral service will be held Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 5 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Jim's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review 4/7/2014

YUDZEKY –MRS. SOPHIA Y. BUNDLE, age 95, of Lopez, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Sophia was born in Plains, Pa. on July 1, 1918, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Pechulis Yudzeky. Her family moved to Lopez where she attended local schools and married Joseph Bundle of Mildred, Pa. on June 20, 1936. Joe predeceased her on May 9, 1999. Sophia worked at the former Weldon Mfg. Co. of Lopez, Pa. and retired from Dushore Lingerie after many years of service. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa. and enjoyed quilting with her quilting group. She most loved being with her grandsons and great-grandson. Surviving are her daughter, Sylvia Ann (Gerald P) Dempsey of Dover, Del.; two grandsons, Jeffrey (Donna) Dempsey of Laurel, Md., Patrick Dempsey of Alexandria, Va.; great-grandson, Ryan Dempsey; brother, William A. "Vince" Yudzeky of Lopez, Pa.; sister, Josephine Fedrow of Waynesburg, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Catherine Buck of Groton, N.Y., Mary (Joseph) Lamoreaux of Elmira, N.Y., Elsie Bundle of Dushore, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Keith Dempsey, on June 18, 1972; brother, Edward Yudzeky; brothers-in-law, Stanley Bundle, Edward Bundle, Peter Bundle, Paul Bundle and John Bundle; sisters-in-law, Clara Bahr, Sophia Tracy, Helen Bundle and Ann Kramer. A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa. with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions may be sent to I.H.M. Parish, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614 in her memory. –Towanda Daily Review 6/2/2014

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??. –MILDRED ‘MILLIE’ BLISS, 93, passed away peacefully at The Green Home in Wellsboro, PA on August 5, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband Mahlon "Pooch" Bliss and son Gordon "Scoop" Bliss. Millie is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, O. Eugene Bliss (Cherie) of Singers Glen, VA and Dr. Weldon E. Bliss (Patricia) of Astin, PA; granddaughter Joy L Mitchell of Lawrenceville, PA; and very special great granddaughter, Alyse M Mitchell of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Millie is also survived by four other grandchildren, seven other great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Millie also leaves behind numerous other friends and family who loved her unconditionally. Millie lived a long and very fulfilling life serving others and her community, something that she always cherished. Millie was a long time resident of Lawrenceville, PA and served on the Borough Council for over 20 years. She was also a Justice of The Peace, a school bus driver for RB Walter Elementary and Williamson High Schools, and served on the Northern Tier School District School Board for a number of years. Millie was also a member of The Calvary United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, PA. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to The Calvary United Methodist Church Friends In Deed Fund, Franklin St, Lawrenceville, PA. Millie's family will plan a Celebration of her life at a later date. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/8/2014

?? –IRENE W. CHILSON, 85 of Thompson, PA passed away Friday March 4, 1988 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital after an illness. She was a member of the Thompson United Methodist Church and its women society, the King’s Daughter Class, the Optimist Club and Choir. She was also the Thompson Borough tax collector for 17 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Lester J. Chilson in 1955 and by a son, Boyd Chilson in 1935. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Loyd and Ruth Chilson of Cattarawgus, NY; one daughter and son-in-law, Norma and David Glover of Vestal, NY; a step-mother, Ruth Walker of Lawrenceville, PA; one sister, Cecil Cole of Spring Mills, PA; four grandchildren: Jonathan Chilson, Rebecca Chilson, Robin Fricano and Carol Hogan and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Monday March 7 at 11 a.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Gaustad and the Rev. Lee Prong officiating. Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery in Nichols, NY. Friends may call at the Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna on Sunday afternoon from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and Monday at the church from 10-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Thompson United Methodist Church. –Towanda Daily Review

??. –MARGARET ‘PEG’ MOSER, 89, passed away peacefully Friday, April 4, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Pamela Gardner, in Harrisburg. Peg was the widow of Clarence "JR" Moser who passed away in April 1987. Both were longtime residents of Blossburg. Peg moved from Blossburg to Harrisburg in 2007 where she was a resident of the Ecumenical Retirement Community. She only recently began to receive hospice care in Pam's home. Peg was a 1942 graduate of Blossburg High School and a 1945 graduate of the Episcopal School of Nursing in Philadelphia where she was a member of the Nurse Cadet Core. She and JR were married in 1947 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Blossburg. Peg worked as an operating room nurse at Blossburg State Hospital for many years before transferring to Mansfield State University as a nurse in the college infirmary. She retired in 1986. Peg was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a treasured aunt and loving friend. Her beautiful smile and pleasant way brightened the lives of everyone around her. Peg was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield and belonged to the Alpha Circle at the Methodist Church in Blossburg. She was a Blossburg Red Hat Lady and for many years brought smiles to Blossburg residents with her porch side ceramic duck dressed in outfits she made for every season and holiday. Surviving are her two daughters, Pamela Gardner and husband, Larry of Harrisburg, Kimberley Brown and husband, Michael of Crown Point, Ind. She is pre-deceased by her daughter, Michelene "Mickey" who passed away in 1951 and her grandson, Michael Jr. who passed away in 2002. Also surviving are grandchildren, Hugh Gardner, Lee Anne Richardson and husband, Bob, Ryan Brown and fiancée, Alisha, Kendall Brown; great-grandson, Calvin Richardson; numerous nieces and nephews. Services to celebrate Peg's life will be held Saturday, April 12, at St. James Episcopal Church, 18 St. James St. in Mansfield. Public visitation will begin at noon followed by the church service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Peg's memory can be made to her grandson's memorial scholarship program. Make checks payable to "CPCF c/o MBJR Memorial Fund," and mail to MBJR Memorial Fund Crown Point Community Foundation, P.O. Box 522, Crown Point, Ind. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. –Wellsboro Gazette 4/7/2014
 
 

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