This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
ANDRUS –RUTH M. ANDRUS FAUS WENTZEL, 97, of Hughesville passed away Thursday February 12, 2015 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Muncy Valley Hospital. She was born September 10, 1917, in Roaring Branch, a daughter of Hiram and Charlotte Woodward Andrus. Ruth graduated from Ralston High School in 1936. She also went to a business school. She married Harold W. Faus, June 28, 1939 at Central Baptist Church, Williamsport. Ruth worked at R and G Knitting Mills in Williamsport. Ruth and Harold had five surviving children, Bonnie (Carl) Reece, Sally (Michael) Minetti, Larry (Alice) Faus, Linda (Daniel) Pitcher and Mary (Thomas, deceased) Smith. Harold passed away October 25, 1966. They were married 27 years. Ruth married James Wentzel March 1, 1972. They were married 43 years. Jim is currently living in the Muncy Valley Hospital, Skilled Nursing Unit. Ruth was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Hughesville. She was an active member for many years. In her younger years, she worked with the youth fellowship in the Methodist Church of Hughesville. She was president of the Hughesville High School Band Parents with four kids in the band. She also was very active in the Hughesville Fireman’s Auxiliary. After Harold passed away she worked at the Hughesville High School library, Muncy State Prison, Glamorize and Lysock View in Loyalsock. Ruth loved to work in her garden and flower beds. She planted flowering trees and loved to feed the birds. She enjoyed travelling, knitting, reading and loved to play bocce. She was secretary of the Picture Rocks Bocce League for several years. She loved to have all the family home for thanksgiving, birthday dinners and picnics. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed going to Hughesville High School football games up until her early 90’s. Ruth had nine grandchildren, Annette, Lynn, Michael, Chris, Stephanie, Darin, Ryan, Dawn and Rebecca, and one great-great-granddaughter, Strayer. She was preceded in death by her eight siblings, Alice, Russell, Rosalie, John, Ernest, Fred, Harry and Eugene. Her pastor, Cinda Brucker, Trinity Lutheran Church and Pastor Robert Ingraham, Moreland Baptist Church will officiate at Ruth’s funeral service 2 p.m. Friday in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 S. Main St., Hughesville. The family will receive friends in the church Friday from noon till the time of service.
AUGUSTINE –P. "JUDY" FEATHERSON PORTER, 73, of Sayre, PA passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 following a brief illness. She was born on August 17, 1941 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Stanley and Dorothy Talada Augustine. Judy loved spending time with her family and friends. She worked as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Judy was well known for helping others in need. She enjoyed crocheting and taking care of her horses. She was an avid hunter, and enjoyed spending time at the lake. Judy was a Girl Scout Leader and a member of the South Waverly Borough Council. She especially loved her red Corvette. Judy is survived by husband of 29 years Harold Porter at home, children Tory and Melanie Featherson of Sayre, PA, Dawn and Jeff Mattison of Waverly, NY, Jona and Randy Donovan of South Waverly, PA, Eric and Wendy Featherson of Waverly, NY, Cherie and Brian Mallynn of Santa Fe, TX, and Kimberly and Tom Bruinsma of Rochester, NY, grandchildren Nicole, Chatney, Felicia, Mckhenna, Nathaniel, Keesha, Jason, Justin, Jared, Cody, Breanna, Evan, Emma, Adeline, and Benjamin, great-grandchildren Ameilia, Sydney, Cecilia, and Jared, Jr., brother and sister-in-law Stanley "Bud" and Irene Augustine of Interlaken, NY and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 2pm-4pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 4pm at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Judy's memory to: Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY or a charity of one's choice. –Sayre Morning Times 2/3/2015
BACORN –BLANCHE BACORN EVERINGHAM drifted peacefully away on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, 2015, from the hands of daughter Carol, and into the harmony of the heavens. At 98, Blanche is last of the 8 children of Clara & Garrett Ezra Bacorn of Elmira NY. Named after the 1916 silent movie star, Blanche Sweet, and like her life-long beloved sister Evie (b. 1913), named after Lady Evelyn of England, both were born in their Grandfather Ezra's home (corner of 6th & Davis) - the present site of Elmira College campus Health Center! Having been "pre-college" bound, the Bacorn sisters, Evie in '35 and Blanche in '38, did graduate with a "Bachelor Degree" from Elmira College in business.On Valentines Day 1944, "Miss Bacorn" typing & business teacher at Ithaca High School, became engaged to the Ag teacher & school wrestling coach, Robert I. Everingham. They were married "quickly" Memorial Day weekend in Cornell's Sage Chapel -- in a "shotgun wedding" (as the groom told his Cornell AGR fraternity brothers) -- but it was "Uncle Sam holding the shot gun." Draft notice in hand, the newlyweds went south -- RIE to boot camp and BBE became research librarian at Duke University. In Jan '45 Private Everingham was sent overseas, and his darling "B" moved to Rochester NY, to share an apt. with sister Evie, and to take grad courses for a Master's Degree from Univ. of Rochester. In Nov '46, Staff Sergeant Everingham, honorably discharged w/Purple Heart, passionately returned to his parents Edna & William French Everingham's family farm in LaFayette, and now proudly, with a "Mrs. Robert I. Everingham" at his side... "Blanche" settled in -- a daughter born the following August, joining the Presbyterian church Apr 10, 1949, prized son Bob Jr born on March 7, 1950; and on for the next six decades, a life rich in literature, arts and travel. Her amazing "personal best" -- was reading the 7 vol. of Proust's "Things of Remembrance Past" -- in French! -- and being on Côte d'Azur France with her daughter -- mauve being declared "a pigment of the imagination" ... So with the tintinnabulation of the Bells, bels & Belles of St David's Episcopal and the countryside chimes of LaFayette Columbian Presbyterian, and Le Petit Prince sharing his flock of bird flight, Blanche B. Everingham continues on, ever enchanted by the wonders of the great beyond. In her heart, she will always carry the love of her childhood at 506 W. Water -- now a historic Painted Lady -- with siblings Rayne, Garry, Evie, Bob, Dick, Fred & Jeannie. "Aunt Blanche" was just designated legal "Next of Kin" for eldest "in testate" nephew Raynesford Taylor Bacorn, but is survived by dozens more Bacorn nephews & nieces -- grand and great! -- from Boston to Texas, Spain to Australia; and the very last Everingham nephew Rick Williams & family in CA. "MOM" leaves behind her adored AFS son Paco Marco of Barcelona, and her Provençal "hitchhiking buddy!" and only daughter Carol.A "Celebration of Life" memorial service will begin at 11am Sat. April 11th in the lovely apple orchard Ballweg-Lunsford Funeral Home location, 2584 Field Lane, LaFayette. Interment will follow at the LaFayette Rural Cemetery in the Everingham family plot: next to husband, Robert I. Everingham Sr. and beloved son Bob Jr., and nearby, her dear, dear mother-in-law Edna I. Everingham who taught a young newlywed everything about canning & cooking & molasses cookie-making to nourish those healthy farm appetites. In lieu of flowers, BBE would absolutely prefer to be honored by a gift in her name to "The Mark Twain Archives" at Elmira College, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/8/20105
CHARLES BAILEY, 82, of 86 Crimson Maple Dr., Rome, Pa., passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 15, 2015 at his home following declining health. Charles was born in Sayre, Pa., on May 14, 1932, a son of Wesley and Elizabeth Johnson Bailey. In early years, Charles was employed by Max Cohen's Salvage Yard in Athens and by several area dairy farms. He was later employed by Valley Cities Gas Service in Sayre for many years until his retirement in 1993. Charles enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and trapping. He is survived by his wife Marleta Lamphere Bailey; children Rose Slater and husband Rick of New York State, Charles Bailey Jr. and wife Lisa of Sayre, Fred Bailey and wife Debbie of North Towanda, Becky Parker and husband Leslie of Towanda; daughter-in-law Rachel Bailey of Monroeton; step-children whom he thought of as his own and was very close to Robert Hughes of Florida, Brian Hughes and wife Betty of Florida, Laurie Henery and husband Kevin of Rome; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren whom he also loved dearly; sisters Emma Larrabee of Towanda, Catherine Vanderpool of Towanda; brother John Bailey of Franklindale; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; very good friends Clyde and Tammy Heskell, Ron Chesla, Donna Pozzi and Robert Hughes and wife Holly whom he thought of as a brother. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Alice Edsell Bailey on Feb. 14, 1990; and by a son Henry Bailey on Sept. 4, 2008; sister, Sara Vanderpool; brothers, Fredric and Lloyd Bailey; brother-in-law Frank Larrabee and nephews Elmer and Willy Larrabee. Abiding with Charles request, services will be private. There are no calling hours. The family requests that contributions may be directed to a charity or organization of one's choice in Charles Bailey's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Charles Family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 1/18/2015
JAMES L. BAILEY age 79, of Millerton, PA passed away at his home on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Jim was a retired dairy farmer and custodian with Elmira Free Academy. He is survived by his loving wife, Teresa M. Bailey; children, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and several close friends. Private services will be held at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to Guthrie Hospice 421 Tomahawk Road Towanda, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/14/2015
RAYMOND F. ‘ZIPPY’ BEACH, age 56 of Erin, NY passed away on Friday February 13, 2015 at The Center (Founder's Pavilion) in Corning, NY. Ray was born April 26, 1956 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Ralph and Eunice M. Wood Beach. Zippy loved working on cars, fishing, hunting and riding his four-wheeler, as well as camping and partying at "The Bomb Shelter." Ray is survived by his son Jamie Davenport & Amanda Zell of Elmira, NY; grandson: Zane Davenport of Elmira, NY; sister: Lisa Vanderpool & Ed Mitchell of Erin, NY; nephew Tim Vanderpool Jr.; cousin: John Wood and his son Shawn of Erin, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many many friends including Todd & Dody Buchanan and Aryonnah, Billy Sue, and Stephen. It was Zippy's wish that there be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of His Life will be held at a time to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/16/2015
BOLLES –PHILATHES BOLLES (Foote) MURDOCK of Nichols, NY, after 102 years on this earth, passed away on February 6, 2015 at Elderwood at Tioga Healthcare in Waverly, NY. Born July 9th, 1912, she was the youngest of four children and the only surviving daughter of the late Frank and Luella (Goodrich) Bolles. Mom graduated at the top of her high school class in Greene, NY and did a lot of living in her time. Married twice, she outlived both of her husbands, Paul Foote and Stephen Murdock. While living in Nichols, she was very active in various groups and organizations, including the Nichols United Methodist Church, Friends of the Cady Library, and Senior Citizens. She was a beloved Girl Scout leader, UMW member, Sunday School teacher, and choir member. In her 70s she started her clown act, creating 3 distinct characters, and visiting nursing homes, performing at churches, community events and schools. Her home on the corner of Main and Life was always open to friends, neighbors, kids and teens, who called her “Ma Murdock”. Visitors were always welcome and served tea and homemade cookies around the kitchen table. Her crafts – ceramics, embroidery, and cloth painting among others – often left with visitors. Plants and baked goods also found their way into friends’ hands upon leaving. Mom loved to travel, and was willing to go any time. Her penchant for travel served her well on her jobs as a saleswoman for various businesses over the years, and she made many friends among her customers. In her later years, she would transport anyone who needed a ride, and would often deliver meals or flowers to those unable to leave their homes. Not bad for a woman who learned to drive after she was widowed at the age of 54. A generous woman who was both frugal and giving, she taught us to make do with what we had, appreciate our blessings and share with others. She also bequeathed her love of chocolate. Mom lived in Nichols for 53 years before age and health dictated she live at Elderwood. Surviving family include daughter Paula (Foote) Lane and spouse Alan; son Gary Foote and spouse Dolores; daughter Meleta (Murdock) Baker and spouse Dan; son Mark Crimmins-Murdock, and spouse Marianna. Also surviving are grandchildren Alecia Lane ONeill; Charles, Carey, Sheldon and Derek Foote; Emily Murdock Baker and six great-grand children. Also surviving are “adopted” kids Nancy Carter, Mary Davis, Cary Harned, and Tina Ridgeley, and special nephew Orlow Cramer. Many thanks to her friends in Nichols, too numerous to name, who helped look after her while she resided in her home, allowing her to stay there as long as she did. Thanks also to Elderwood at Tioga for such wonderful care and respect during her residency there, and to Sutfin Funeral Chapel for their personal involvement and professional expertise. Friends and family are invited to attend a period of visitation on Tuesday, February 10th from 1 -2:30 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of her life well lived will be held at 3 pm with Pastor Dan Martin officiating. Interment will be in Worchester, NY (next to her parents) at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to the Nichols United Methodist Church, 59-1 Main Street, Nichols, NY, Community Care Network of Nichols, PO Box 100, Nichols, NY. Friends of the Cady Library, PO Box 70, Nichols, NY or a charity of one’s choice. –Carol Brotzman
BOTSFORD –GENE E. CRAFT, 91, of Rock Run, died peacefully on Monday, February 16, 2015, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born February 8, 1924 in Nordmont, she was a daughter of the late Emory and Phoebe Walters Botsford. Her husband of 64 years, Jack G. Craft, preceded her in death on May 30, 2009. Gene was a member of Valley United Methodist Church, Muncy Valley, and attended Point Bethel United Methodist Church, Glen Mawr. She was an avid reader who enjoyed antiques, baking, quilting, and fishing for catfish. Gene also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are three daughters, Ruth A. (Gary) Moore of Rock Run, Robin L. (Bob) Beilman of Muncy Valley, and Nancy J. (Tim Leid) Craft of Sonestown; two sons, Gary M. (Nancy) Craft of Rock Run, and Jack A. (Debbie) Craft of Sonestown; a sister, Ruth A. Carpenter of Sonestown; a brother, Walter Botsford of Muncy Valley; seven grandchildren, David S. Craft, Jack A. "Bucky" Craft Jr., Richard L. Levan Jr., Randy L. Levan, Ryan C. Levan, Jeremy C. Moore, and Jacquline L. Moore; four great-grandchildren, Morgan A. Craft, Ethan R. Craft, Dylan M. Craft, and Riley B. Levan; and her beloved dog, Rufus. In addition to her parents and husband, Gene was preceded in death by a son, Randy L. Craft; two sisters, Louise Swisher and Elizabeth Speary and a brother, Don Botsford. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at the family farm in Rock Run. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Gene to Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 185, Muncy Valley, PA or Point Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 366, Picture Rocks, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. –McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home Notice, Carol Brotzman
OWEN J. (OJ OR GIG) BOYER, 93 of Ralston, PA died on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Loyalsock Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Montoursville. Born December 2, 1921 in West Fairview, PA, Owen was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine, a son, James and daughter-in-law, Ellen. He retired from JP Ward Foundry, Blossburg and was a very active member of the community and the United Methodist Church of Ralston. Owen was also a Free Mason of the Canton Lodge #415. Surviving are a son, Albert Boyer of Ralston; grandson, Larry (Karen) Boyer of Mount Laurel, NJ, their children, Michael and Margaret; granddaughter, Lori (Rick) Pfiester of Altoona, their children, AnnMarie and Richard Albert and special friends; Bruce Corl, John Blackburn, John Koyen and Denny Sourbeer who supported and visited Owen throughout his extended fight with Alzheimer’s Disease. There will be no public services. Those who wish may make a memorial to Ralston Volunteer Fire Co. at P.O. Box 1 or to the Ralston U.M. Church, P.O. Box 66 both in Ralston, PA. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is in care of arrangements. –Carol Brotzman
BRAINARD –MARGARET A. PITCHER, 103, of West Warren passed away on January 29, 2015 at Elderwood Skilled Nursing Facility in Waverly, N.Y. where she received loving care by their staff during the past three months. Margaret was born on Feb. 1, 1911 at the family home, the oldest daughter of Jesse and Frances (Dewing) Brainard. Margaret was a very contented person; material things were not important to her. Her love was for her Savior, family and friends; her love was unconditional. She always took interest in others — their concerns and accomplishments — and had an amazing manner that always made everyone feel comfortable in her presence. All who knew her were blessed. Margaret attended the Warren Center School until the 11th grade and then boarded with families in the Towanda area to graduate from the Towanda High School in 1929. Margaret continued her education and graduated in 1931 from Mansfield Teachers College and then taught in a one-room school at Ghent Pa. Margaret married Glenn Pitcher in 1935 and enjoyed raising their five children together. After the death of her mother in 1946, they moved to the 100-acre century-old farm to begin farming with her father. Margaret loved the farm and enjoyed all of the outside work and especially her gardening. She was thankful for the close bond with their families who were always willing to help each other and all the fun that they had together too. After her husband died in 1963, she needed to seek employment and taught at a school in Towanda, then changed to work at Westons' Department store in Vestal, N.Y. She was also elected to the Office of Tax Collections for Warren Township where she served for 20 years. Margaret was a member of the West Warren Congregational Church serving many years as Sunday school teacher and superintendent plus actively participating in the Ladies Aid. She also served on the boards for the Dille Parish United Church of Christ and the Northeast Bradford School.Margaret was a fan of the New York Yankees and could also be found at many local games watching her grandchildren at high school basketball games and more recently at softball games where great grandchildren and others were playing. Many called her "Grandma." Margaret is survived by her children Elma Wheeler of Warren Center, Pa., Carl (Donna) Pitcher of Warren Center Pa, Doris (Duane) Beavan of Endicott, N.Y., and Ethel Pitcher and friend Tom Sechrist of Endicott, N.Y. The grandchildren are Nancy (Greg) Stockdale, Robert (Charlotte) Wheeler, Ron (Linda) Wheeler, Janet (Paul) Delameter, Judy (Joe) Ely, Rita (Thomas) Quimby, Glenn (Dawn) Pitcher, Michelle (Jeff) Haight, Jeff (Teresa) Pitcher, Melinda (Harold) Lake, Tom (Ruth) Beavan, and Phyllis (Dana) Guest. She is also survived by many great- and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; special sisters Minnie Brainard and Arlene Oakley. Margaret was predeceased by her beloved husband Glenn Pitcher in 1963; daughter Ruthie Weaver in 2009; sisters and brother, Laura Allyn, Theresa Rockwell, Albert Brainard and Beatrice Oakley. The family will receive friends and family at Sutfin Funeral Chapel at 273 S. Main Street, Nichols, N.Y. on Feb. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. with a service following with Pastor Dale Anschuetz. The family will provide flowers and friends who wish may consider a memorial contribution to the First Congregational Church of West Warren, c/o Janet Brown, 2712 Sugar Cabin Road, Rome PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/1/2015
CAMPMAN –MARGARET C. ETNER, 96, of Wellsboro, PA died on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at The Green Home. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles K. Etner; Waldo E. Shumway and Robert C. Scase. Margaret was born May 31, 1918 in Castanea, PA, the daughter of the late Charles L. and Helen K. (Peters) Campman. In addition to graduating from high school, Margaret was a graduate of Lycoming Seminary. She was employed for 30 years at the Citizens and Northern Bank, completing her career there as an auditor. Margaret was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro. She also belonged to the Eastern Star and was a member of Business and Professional Women's Organization. Margaret belonged to a local sewing club and bridge club, she also enjoyed traveling. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara S. and Ronald D. Weller, Wellsboro; three beloved grandchildren, David B. Weller (Janet), Calverton, NY; Michael T. Weller (Desiree) Middlebury; Bradley J. Weller (Tracy), Minneapolis MN; four great-grandchildren, Brooke, Blake, Joseph and Eva; sister, Martha Close, Wellsboro; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her three husbands, and parents, Margaret was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Arthur, Frederick and David Campman and her sister, Helen Campman. There will be no visitation, a memorial service will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:00 AM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pearl St., Wellsboro, PA, with the Rev. Canon Gregory P. Hinton officiating. Internment at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Margaret's name to The Shared Home, 27 Bacon St., Wellsboro, Pa. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St. Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/30/2015
JOHN F. ‘JACK’ CARMAN, 62, of Stone School Road (Northumberland) passed away, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at his home. Jack was born June 1, 1952 in Sayre, Bradford County, a son of the late Donald and Helen (Driscoll) Carman. On Aug. 24, 1984 he married the former Karen McPherson who survives. He was a 1969 graduate of Troy High School. After more than 20 years of service, Mr. Carman retired from Kohl Building Products, Selinsgrove, as the operations manager. Jack was a great Syracuse basketball fan and was an avid fisherman. He was a wonderful person who enjoyed helping others whenever possible and had a great love for animals. Jack's greatest love was for his family; he especially enjoyed attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting events. Earlier in life he coached basketball, football and baseball for his son's teams. He is survived by two daughters, Jill M. Deitrick of Troy, Andrea M. Carman of Northumberland; one son and daughter-in-law, Ry J. and Courtney L. Carman of Northumberland; four grandchildren, Anthony, Jakob, Madison and MaeLeigh Deitrick; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Donna Carman of Towanda, Ronald and Donna Carman of Canton; and one sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Wes Hodge of Rome. He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Carman. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday at the Albright Center, Fifth and Chestnut Streets, Sunbury, with Rev. Mark Gittens officiating. Contributions in Jack's memory may be made to h2 Church, Mission Trips, P.O. Box 558, Sunbury, PA. Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland. –Towanda Daily Review 1/27/2015
JOHN EDWARD ‘JAKE’ DEWAN, 84, of 111 Lundy Ave., Towanda, Pa., passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2015 at Memorial Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit, surrounded by loving family after a lengthy period of declining health. He was born on Nov. 24, 1930, in Towanda, Pa., to James and Ellen "Nellie" (Rutty) DeWan.He had been employed as a salesperson at A.C. Smith Auto Parts. He also worked in the sales department at the former GTE Sylvania plant. In 1992, he retired after 21 years of service as a Research and Development technical specialist at DuPont. For many years Jake was a private pilot. He was the proud owner of a Waco biplane which he enjoyed flying at every opportunity. He was an avid enthusiast of antique aircraft, trains and automobiles. In retirement, he enjoyed adding to his personal library collection of books about these topics. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family and the company of many pets. He was a lifelong member of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish and a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. For many years he was an active member of the local Lions Club and a charter member of the Towanda BPOE No. 2191.Jake is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Kathleen (Dougherty) DeWan; daughters, Jennifer (Julian) Velasco and Charlotte (Matthew) Adams. He is also survived by granddaughters, Graciela Velasco, and Meredith and Caroline Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, James; and sister, Mary Theresa DeWan.The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the DeWan family with arrangements. It was his wish that there be no calling hours, and funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to direct them to St. Agnes Elementary School, 102 Third St., Towanda, Pa. or the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/14/2015
DAVID EARL DUTTON SR. was born January 15, 1941 in Madisonville, KY the son of the late Clarence M. and Goldie Evelyn (Corbit) Dutton passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 74. He was predeceased by his parents; son, David Jr.; and brothers, William, Darrell and Claude. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Evelyn (March) Dutton; daughter, Debra Ann (Mike); grandchildren, Lisa (Chris), David (Latrease) and Cassidy; great grandchildren, Shalious, Aiden, Gavyn and Jordyn; brother, Paul (Lorraine); sister, Mary; along with several nieces and nephews. David retired from Kennedy Valve after 31 years of dedicated service. He loved fishing, camping, playing cards, spending time with family and friends, watching NASCAR; especially his favorite, the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. Per Dave's 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 2/11/2015
FERGUSON –MARY KATHRYN CLARK, age 81, formerly of Ridge Road, and MacIntosh
Lane, Horseheads, N.Y., passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015. Mary was
born in Elmira, N.Y., to the late Robert and Lenora Ferguson. In addition
to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, Richard "Dick"
Clark in 1987; and siblings, Robert Ferguson and Shirley Pepper. Mary is
survived by her loving family, daughters and son-in-law, Susan and Tim
Schweiger of Waverly, N.Y., and Barbara Clark of Horseheads, N.Y.; granddaughter,
Sara Jo Schweiger of Waverly, N.Y.; granddogs, Katie and Baylee; brother,
Walter Ferguson of Horseheads, N.Y.; sister, Rose M. Ferguson of Elmira,
N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, extended family members, and special
friends. Mary was a graduate of Southside High School class of 1951. Mary
was an active community volunteer for many organizations. She was a member
of the First United Methodist Church since 1950. She sang in the church
choir for over 50 years and was their financial secretary for many years
and a member of the Ladies Red Hat Society. She was a longtime supporter
and volunteer with the Girl Scouts of the USA. Mary volunteered in the
gift shop at Bethany Village and was affectionately known with her MacIntosh
neighbors as Bethany "Gazebo Girls."
Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home Inc., 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tues. Feb. 3, 2015 from 3 to 6 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Wed. Feb. 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. Burial service will take place privately. Those wishing may remember Mary with memorials to Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd, P.O. Box 665, Mendon, NY or charity of one's choice. –Sayre Morning Times 1/31/2015
FIELD –DOROTHY O. ‘DOTTIE’ (FIELD) KUYPER, 75, of Troy, Pa. went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at her home with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of John C. "Jack" Kuyper. The couple married June 4, 1960 and had 54 wonderful years together. The memorial service to honor Dottie's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at the Austinville Union Church, Austinville Road, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., with her pastor and friend, Rev. Kenneth Marple, officiating. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Dottie was born on Feb. 4, 1939 in Morrisville, N.Y., daughter of the late William and Olwen (Jones) Field. She was a graduate of Morrisville Central School, class of 1957. After her marriage to Jack, Dottie and he moved to Troy, Pa. and opened the Armenia Mountain Trading Post where she was the business manager. She was a member of the Austinville Union Church, enjoyed gardening and interior decorating and she and Jack enjoyed traveling together. Dottie is survived by her husband, Jack; her son, Clint (Loretta) Kuyper of Mead, Colo.; her daughter, Jen (Kirt) Casler of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; her grandchildren, Lynze (Nathan) Mewhort, Tately Casler, Lukas Kuyper, and Kallie Kuyper; her great-grandchildren, David and Evellyn Mewhort; her brother, Donald (Shirl) Field of Mooresville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Dottie was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Barbara Niles, Eleanor Abbuhl, and Katie Laube. Memorial contributions may be made in Dottie's memory to the Austinville Union Church, c/o Rev. Kenneth Marple, 8698 Old State Rd., Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/5/2015
BRIAN L. FORREST, 39, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away on Jan. 29, 2015. He was born on Jan. 21, 1976 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Glenn L. and Claire L. Blanchette Forrest. Brian loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He loved hunting, wildlife, and nature. He enjoyed collecting knives. Brian liked to learn about history. He is predeceased by his father, Glenn L. Forrest. Brian is survived by his mother, Claire L. Forrest; grandchildren, Makayla, Carter, and Bentley Harris-Terry; sister and brother-in-law, Colleen and Thomas House of Alabama; siblings, Valerie Parmenter of Sayre, Glenn Forrest of Greenes Landing, Pa., Sheila Forrest of Berkshire, N.Y., Patricia Downey of Ashville, N.C., and Michael Forrest of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, PA to help offset the funeral expenses. –Sayre Morning Times 1/31/2015
GOODWIN –HELEN MARIE GOODWIN NEWHART, age 92, of Laceyville, Pa. passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, Pa. She was born on Nov. 12, 1922 in Elmira, N.Y. She was the daughter of the late Charles Goodwin and Leslie and Gladys Harris. She was a 1942 graduate of Laceyville High School. Helen married her husband, Frank Newhart, on Aug. 8, 1942. Helen was a stay at home mother who lovingly raised her eight children (four boys and four girls). Through the years she was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors when they were in need. Once the youngest child was out of the house, she went to work at Proctor & Gamble and remained there until her retirement. Helen enjoyed cooking for her family, BINGO, and knitting slippers, which were a favorite gift to her family members. The last two years she had lived with her daughter and son-in-law in Virginia and was an active member of the Heritage Baptist Church of Chesterfield, Va.Helen is survived by her children and their spouses, Barbara and John Caprioli of Cresco, Pa., Judy and Carlton Meeks of North Chesterfield, Va., Frank and Sharon Newhart of Dunnellon, Fla., Dennis and Maria Newhart of Tunkhannock, Pa., John and Joan Newhart of Tunkhannock, Pa., Max and Joe Bendock of Wyalusing, Pa., Ike and Liria Newhart of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., and Kelly Stephens of Meshoppen, Pa.; 31 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren, all of which she made feel like they were her favorite. She is also survived by her brother, Jessie and Millie Goodwin of Laceyville, Pa. and sister, Hetti Tinna of Sugar Run, Pa. Besides her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Frank Newhart (Sept. 26, 2011); an infant daughter, Gladys Newhart; a son-in-law, Francis Whiter; and her sisters, Margaret Honeywell and Gertrude Pennay.A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 from the Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., with Reverend Gary Myers of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be held a later date at the convenience of the family at the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Helen's family would like to extend their most sincere thanks to the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, Pa. and the dedicated staff members who cared for Helen through her last weeks. Their attentiveness, compassion, and loving care made Helen's last days as comfortable as possible. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Helen's name to the Heritage Baptist Church (Building Fund), 7777 Cogbill Rd., Chesterfield, VA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/4/2015
HARRY DANIEL GRAY, 92, of Painted Post, NY passed away Thursday (February 12, 2015) while in the ICU at Robert Packer Hospital. A lifelong area resident he was born August 10, 1922 in Spangler, PA, the son of the late Harry and Anna (Saltzgiver) Gray. Harry was a WWII veteran that landed D-Day on Omaha Beach. He fought with the Engineer Corp. 1109 and built the bridges needed to move Eisenhower's army forward. He participated in the battle at St. Lo and the extremely brutal Battle of the Bulge. Though he was a true hero, he was a modest man who did not talk about his experiences until very late in life, and even then he never divulged the worst of what he saw. Besides caring for his family, Harry worked a variety of jobs among them being a police officer with the Corning Police Department, and a security officer with the Corning Glass Works where he was entrusted with the transportation of valuable assets all over the United States and Europe. He was an extremely clever and skilled man who built his own and other's houses, repaired his own cars, and knew how to fix anything broken. After retirement he enjoyed going to the casino on occasion, keeping up his immaculate yard, and golfing. Indian Hills Golf Course was his second home and he had many friends there who will sorely miss him. Though his health was greatly challenged, he never gave up until the very end. He kept a tender caring watch over his elderly wife, and did everything he could to keep her safe and happy. He will be remembered as a curious, intelligent, courageous, charming, humorous, generous, delightful, and loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He was pre-deceased by many of his siblings and friends as well as his beloved son, Rodney Gray, and an infant baby girl who died shortly after birth. Surviving him are his devoted wife and daughter, Viola Mickey Gray and Gayle Gray. Surviving also are his beloved grandson Damon Furberg, his wife Jacki and children Max and Grace, and loving granddaughter Colein Whicher. A memorial service with full military honors is to be scheduled sometime in the spring at the Indian Hills Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be donated to Disabled American Veterans.
ARTHUR R. ‘POPPY’ GRIST, age 88 of Catalpa Dr. Horseheads, NY. Poppy was born in Elmira NY, the son of Irene and Daniel (Taylor) Grist and passed away unexpectedly at home on Feb 1, 2015, with his wife, Allyn; daughter, Tammy; and granddaughter, Nikki by his side. He is survived by his wife, Allyn Grist of 47 years; daughter, Tammy (Donald) Tyo of Horseheads; sister, Joanne (Bob) Fisher of Georgia; grandchildren, Nikki (Jeff Eno) Kelly, Dominick (Sam Watts) Tyo Raven, Angel, Keith (Jess Talmage) Tyo; Donald (Ashley) Tyo III; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Marge Campbell and Elsie Grover; and brother, Cecil Loomis. Poppy retired from Chemung County Nursing Facility after 30 years of employment. He enjoyed watching the Mets, NY Yankees, and above all else, his grandchildren. Poppy will be missed by everyone who knew him. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Thurs. Feb. 5, 2015 from 3-5:00 p.m. His service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to the Chemung Co. Alzheimer's Support Network, Chemung County Office for the Aging, 425 Pennsylvania Ave., P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/4/2015
HANLING –MARYLOU E. ELLIOTT, 76, of 408 Elliott Mountain Lane, Monroeton, Pa., Franklin Township, passed away Saturday evening Feb. 7, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Marylou was born on Sept. 19, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Jacob and Virginia Peek Hanling. She was a graduate of Haddonfield High School in Haddonfield, N.J. and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia. Marylou was employed as a Registered Nurse by the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, N.J. for 20 years and later by Memorial Hospital in Towanda for 30 years until her retirement. Marylou enjoyed spending time with her family and caring for her pets. Surviving are her husband, Harold W. "Bill" Elliott Jr.; children: A. Scott Priest of Monroeton, Tama Jean Dalabes of Blackwood, N.J., Brian K. Elliott and wife Wendy of Hornbrook, Jana L. Burleigh and husband Jeffery of Wysox, Kevin S. Elliott and wife Margaret of Athens, Penni L. Hall and husband, Jeffery of Monroeton; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, John and Maryellen Hanling of Turnersville, N.J.; two nephews and her mother-in-law, Doris Elliott of North Towanda. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Harold W. "Bill" Elliott Sr. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Marylou's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Elliott family with arrangements. Memories –Towanda Daily Review 2/9/2015
CLIFFORD G. HAVENS, age 82 of Elmira, NY passed away on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at home. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rita Havens; step-son, Kenneth E. (Mary) Dickinson Jr.; step-daughter, Bonita (Glen) Holloway; grandchildren, Kimberly (Eddie) Updike and Jennifer (Kevin) Luck; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; sister in-law and brother in-law, Dolores and Stanley Potter. Cliff was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post 154, the Loyal Order of Moose of Corning, NY, the V.F.W. and the Elmira Elk Club. Cliff worked for Renko's Polish Sausage, Elmira, NY and was a dedicated associate of Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. for many years. It was Cliff's request that there be no calling hours and a private funeral service be held at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/15/2015
RONALD S. “RON” HAWLEY - Surrounded by his family to whom he devoted his entire life, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Born February 16, 1951, Ron was a lifelong resident of Elmira, and son of the late Sophia (Dobek) and Michael Hawley, Jr. He was also predeceased by father-in-law Joseph Malandra and brother-in-law Vinnie Malandra. Ron is survived by his best friend and wife of 41 years, JoEllen; children, Jessica L. Hawley of Boston MA, Adam S. Hawley of Endicott NY with his wife Nicole and their children Benjamin and Alexander, Justin M. Hawley of Baltimore MD; siblings, Michael A. Hawley III and his wife Doris, of Fayetteville NC, Charlene A. Craven and husband Phil of Horseheads, Michelle P. Chapman, with Tom Walushka of Millerton PA, and Anita L. Mawhir of Elmira Heights; very special mother-in-law Stella Malandra of Elmira; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Susan Rossi of Elmira, with Patrick Sweeney; Carol and Dave Dehmler of Phoenix AZ, Joseph Malandra of Elmira; special friends, Vicki and Tony Fabrizio, Paula and Pete Carozza, Mary and Bob Edger, Julie and Terry Hurley; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends, including his Grove Street neighbors. Ron was a 1969 graduate of EFA. He was employed with the City of Elmira for 34 years, serving the last 15 years as the Director of Public Works. After retiring from the city, Ron went to work with Edger Contracting, a job he truly loved. Every July for more than 30 years, Ron's bright blue eyes could be found on the beach at Ocean City watching over his family and many Elmira friends that joined him there. Ron enjoyed hunting and was an avid NY Giants and NASCAR fan. When asked who his favorite driver was, Ron often answered "whoever is driving the Miller Lite car." He enjoyed listening to Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones as he worked around his house. Ron could repair, remodel or build anything around a home, and he also enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Ron was the Grove Street fixit man who never said no to a request for help and his garage and backyard often served as a welcome place for all to gather. When his day's work was done, Ron would usually enjoy a cold beer before cooking great family meals. Never far from Ron, throughout the day, was his faithful canine companion, Marley. Above all else, Ron was a good, kind, decent man who loved his family dearly, with his grandsons, who called him "Jagee," being the light of his life. Ron's strong, humble presence and his ever present smile will be forever loved and missed. At his request there will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to Ron's Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., St. Casimir's Church. Those wishing may remember Ron with a donation to CareFirst, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/9/2015
CLIFFORD HILL of Rushville dies of a heart attack at the Robert Packer Hospital Sayre, PA (January 19, 1947). at age 41 years. He was born January 5, 1905. He was a truck driver for Harrington Company. He is survived by his wife Margaret and one daughter, Betty Jean Carr. two grandsons Jackie and Dennis. His mother survives Mrs. Cora Hill of Rushville, PA. Burial will be in the Rushville Cemetery with the Rev. John F. Blewett officiating. –A Mae Fassett clipping submitted by Crol Brotzman
HITCHCOCK –VIOLET ELIZABETH SIVERS, 93, of Montrose, PA, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, February 6, 2015 at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose, PA. Born January 26, 1922 in Camptown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ivan & Elizabeth [Wells] Hitchcock. Her husband Ernest C. Sivers predeceased her on March 7, 1984. She was employed by Taylor's Store, also the former Craige's Store in Montrose for 30 years. Violet was a member of the Fairdale United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughters & son-in-law, Barbara & Jerome Connell of West Grove, PA, Joyce Clark of Binghamton, NY, Bonnie Henderson of Kirkwood, NY, son & daughter-in-law, Douglas & Joanne Sivers of Hallstead, PA, grandchildren, Daniel Martin, Christopher Martin, Kevin Connell, Douglas R. Sivers, Rebekah Hubbard, 10 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews. Besides her parents & husband she was predeceased by grandsons, David Martin & James Clark, a great grandson, Swan Ernest Kvatum-Connell, sisters, Millie Streurer, Eva Davenport, Charlotte Griffis, Eleanor Perkins and brothers Harold Hitchcock & Eugene Hitchcock. Services: will be announced and held in late April at the Fairdale United Methodist Church with interment at the Rush Center Cemetery. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Fairdale United Methodist Church, c/o Gail Warner, 1461 Babcock Road, Montrose, PA. Services are being entrusted to the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA. –Carol Brotzman
JACKSON –DORIS STAGE, 89, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2015, at the home of her son, James in Tioga, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, with whom she worked together in farming for many years. She is survived by 3 sons, James (Sandra) of Tioga, PA, Richard (Alice) of Big Flats, NY, and George (Diana) of Mansfield, PA and a daughter, Mary Sundin (Peter) of Collegedale, TN, and twelve grandchildren. Another granddaughter, Abigail, preceded her in death. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Doris was a member of the Hillcrest Seventh-day Adventist church in Wellsboro, PA. A memorial service is planned at a time and place to be determined. In lieu of flowers or other memorial gifts, donations may be made to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/8/2015 (p. Delbert E. Jackson Sr. and Ida Hazel Brown)
JEFFREY L. JANNEY, 48, of Towanda, died late Thursday evening, Jan. 22, 2015 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, Pa. Born Oct. 23, 1966, in Quakertown, he was a son of the late Jacob C. Janney, who died Sept. 24, 2009 and Judith A. (Winkler) Janney, who died July 5, 2011. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jacob C. "Chuck" Janney Jr. on March 4, 2014. Jeffrey was of the United Methodist faith. He was an avid outdoorsman, and especially enjoyed fishing, hiking, camping and biking. Surviving are his brother, Anthony L. "Tony" Janney and his wife, Susan, of Towanda; a sister, Judy Kerrick and her husband, Dave, of Monroeton; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Fishing Creek Township. Arrangements are under the direction of the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., Benton. –Towanda Daily Review 1/26/2015
JOHNSON –ALICE C. PIONTEK, 49, of Blossburg, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Arrangements are with Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 1/27/2015
KECK –HELEN F. AYERS - A Strong and Loving Matriarch: Helen F. Ayers, age 86, of Corning, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. Helen was born on April 19, 1928 in Corning, NY. She was the daughter of the late Otto A. and Rose A. (Flaitz) Keck. Helen was a graduate of Northside High School, Class of 1947. She married Robert W. Ayers, he predeceased her on October 28, 1960. A strong and independent woman, Helen raised six children on her own after her husband died at a young age. Relying solely on her faith, strength, and inner fortitude, she overcame difficult financial circumstances to become a role model of family and faith to her children and grandchildren. She worked as a nurse's aide for Corning Hospital, retiring in 1989 with 25 years of service, and just recently received her 50 year service certificate. Helen was a member of The Bridge Church held at the Sandlot Sports Academy. She will be remembered for her quick wit, strong opinions and for the love of her family. A true matriarch, Helen supported her children's and grandchildren's sports and activities as their biggest fan - creating many amusing and memorable stories on and off the fields. In her free time, Helen also enjoyed gardening, crocheting and knitting. She is survived by one daughter: Kathleen (David) Robenolt of Painted Post, NY; five sons: Gregory (Jean) Ayers of Corning, NY, Duane "Duke" (Joyce) Ayers of Lancaster, PA, Kevin (Robin) Ayers of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jeffrey (Karen) Ayers of Corning, NY, Cavanaugh "Rocky" (Donna) Ayers of Corning, NY; ten grandchildren: Shawn Robenolt, Tisha Friedrichsen, Kristy Kimball, Emily Ayers, Kimber Rutt, Jennifer LeBaron, Roberta Hoult, Robert Ayers, Derek Ayers, Erica Gongloff; 21 great-grandchildren; sister: Rosalie Andrews of Big Flats, NY; several nieces and nephews, including her close niece, Betty Little. In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters; and close friends: Brian Ott and Howard Mattice. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 16, 2015 from 12pm to 2pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 2pm, Pete Bradstreet officiating. Burial will take place in the family plot at Hope Cemetery, Corning at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helens name may be sent to the: Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/15/2015
LARRY THOMAS KEPNER, 65, of Concord, N.C., passed away Wednesday, March
18, 2015 at CMC NorthEast. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday,
March 21, 2015 at St. Martin Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ray Sipe officiating.
A meal will follow in the church fellowship hall. Mr. Kepner had been a
member of the local YMCA and loved water aerobics. He was also a member
of St. Martin Lutheran Church where he was an usher and enjoyed volunteering
for all church activities. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul
Kepner Sr. and Lillian Kepner; sisters, Barbara and Doris; and brother,
Paul Kepner Jr. Left to cherish his memories are: wife, Norma Kepner; daughter,
Arrah Cline and her son, David; stepson, Jason Saredy; sisters, Marilyn
Renninger (Samuel), Kathleen Henderson (Charles), and Mary Alice Kepner;
and brothers, Gary (Mary), John (Lauren), Jim (Rita) and Mike (Debbie)
Wilkinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. –Sayre Morning Times 3/20/2015
ROBERT ALLEN LAMONT, 55, formerly of Brackney, Pa., succumbed to lung cancer in a Florida hospital on Jan. 30, 2015. Robert is survived by his former wife, Julie LaMont; daughter, Heather Purvis; son, Eric LaMont; brother, David LaMont; sisters, Nadine LaMont, Charise Antalek, Kathy Camp; sister-in-law, Jacqueline LaMont; and mother, Florence LaMont; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. He is predeceased by his father, Wendell LaMont; brother, Raymond LaMont; brother-in-law, Kim Camp; and nephew, William LaMont. Bob loved being outdoors and at the beach, and worked for multiple landscaping and lawn care companies while dwelling in Florida. He liked to work with his hands and was always willing to help his fellow man if he could. He was cited in a local Florida paper for saving a drowning victim off the Florida coast during a storm. A memorial service will be held for Bob at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Warren Center Baptist Church with a luncheon to follow. A special thank you to the Turning Points Open Door Day Resource Center for their loving care and support for Bob. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made to Turning. Isaiah 53:6 — All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. –Towanda Daily Review 2/4/2015
MADIGAN –MARY ELLEN GIEDLIN, 80, peacefully passed away January 20, 2015 in Fairhope, AL. She was the daughter of the late Clara and Thomas Madigan, born in Canton, PA, raised in Elmira, NY. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by husband Richard John Giedlin, sons Timothy Richard Giedlin, and Christopher John Giedlin. She attended Elmira Free Academy for High School and later nursing at the Robert Packer School of Nursing, Sayre, PA. Mary Ellen was a Nurse for many years at Bethesda Hospital in Hornell, NY, before earning her Bachelor nursing degree at SUNY Alfred, where she later became an instructor. In addition to her nursing profession and raising five active and athletic boys, Mary Ellen became very active in bowling, as well as an avid golfer, all the while attending nearly every athletic event her sons participated in while growing up in Alfred, NY. Later in life after moving to Virginia Beach, she continued her nursing career with an Immunology and allergy group, while exploring more relaxing hobbies of sitting on the beach, reading, and dwelling into almost any type of arts and craft. Her craftworks are cherished by all the family that have received them. She is survived by her brother Michael Madigan, and his wife Janet who reside in Corning, NY; her sons, Dr. Martin Giedlin and his wife Nancie Zimmerman of Moraga, CA; Thomas Giedlin and wife Mary of Cypress, CA; Michael Giedlin and wife Lynn of Daphne, AL; daughter in-law, Beth Gills; daughter in-law, Lori Giedlin; grandchildren, Andrew Giedlin, and Liza Giedlin of Virginia Beach, VA, Richard Giedlin, and Sophie Giedlin of Cypress, CA, Melanie Giedlin, and Max Giedlin of Moraga, CA, Brooke Giedlin and Kate Giedlin of Carleton, MI, and Mitchell Giedlin of Daphne, AL; great grandson, Carson Dove of Virginia Beach. A Memorial Mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015 at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church, 1968 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL. In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, in association with the Purple Stride Detroit event, and team 'For the Love of Buck.' Mail donations to Ms. Lori Giedlin, 184 West Labo Road, Carleton, MI. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2//8/2015
MARKISH –DEBRA GAY MARKISH CAMPWELL, 64, of Asylum Township, Pa. passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 at her home of natural causes. Debra was born in Lock Haven, Pa. on July 27, 1950, the daughter of John and Bernice L. Young Markish. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1968. In early years, Debra and her husband Guy Spencer owned and operated the Dushore Inn. She was later employed by The Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Wyalusing Personal Care Home and the Towanda Rod and Gun Club. Debra also most recently served as caregiver for her mother, Bernice Markish. Debra was a member of the Towanda Gun Club, Millstone AM Vets Post No. 187 of Asylum Township and PFC Earl T. Fulmer VFW Post No. 6072 Auxiliary of Asylum Township. Debra enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, camping and cross stitching. Surviving are her children, Tammy Bird and husband Kyle of Dushore, Shane Spencer and wife Dee of Monroeton, Steven Spencer and friend Stacey of Towanda; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, William Arthur "Art" Markish and wife Bernice "Boni" Markish of Towanda, Marilyn L. Markish of Towanda, Janet S. Bright and husband Larry of Sheridan, Wyo., Michelle Jacovino of Wilton Manors, Fla. and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Capwell on Aug. 2, 2014; father, John Markish on April 1, 2003; mother, Bernice Markish on Dec. 1, 2014; daughter, Kay Louise Spencer Nolan on Oct. 1, 2009 and by an infant great-granddaughter, Alivia Kay Bailey on Feb. 2, 2013.A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the family with arrangements. Contributions in Debra's memory may be directed to Memorial EMS, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA or to Millstone AM Vets Post No. 187, 97 Echo Beach Rd., Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/19/2015
MR. FRANCIS M. MCCARTY, age 87, well-known Forksville businessman, passed away on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Francis was born Feb. 9, 1927 in Elkland Township, a son of the late Francis M. and Jessie Lula Day McCarty. He graduated from the Estella High School a member of the class of 1944. He served in the U.S. Army stationed in Italy during World War II. Returning from the service, he drove a log truck for Baumunk Lumber Company and also for Dwight Lewis Lumber Company. He married the former Joyce Shaffer of Forksville on July 16, 1954 and the celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last year.Francis founded the McCarty Insurance Agency in the early 1970s and it is still operating in Sullivan County. He was also elected as the District Justice for Sullivan County from which he retired after serving for 18 years. Francis was a member of the United Church of Christ and was an avid reader. He was a faithful Penn State football fan and never missed a game. He and Joyce spent many wonderful winters in Florida over the years. Surviving is his spouse Joyce, at home; daughter Vickie Lynn McCarty of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three sisters Evelyn R. Higley of Forksville, Pa., Doris Whiteley Stephens of Forksville, Pa., Joanne Menard of Johnson City, N.Y.; sisters-in-law Anne Lois McCarty of Dushore, Pa., Marlene Hottenstein of Overton, Pa., Connie Smith of New Albany, Pa., Gail Shane of Millersburg, Pa.; five grandchildren Jerry Rea, Abigale Attridge, Jonathan McCarty, Ashley Chidester and Joshua McCarty; three great-granddaughters Liliana Attridge, Amelia Attridge, and Aurelia Attridge; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Dwight Francis McCarty on April 23, 1982; and by brothers: Edward L. McCarty of Monroeton, and Richard D. McCarty of Dushore and brothers-in-law: Donald Shaffer, Cecil Whiteley, Lawrence Higley, Fred Bennett, and Roger Stephens of Forksville and Victor Menard of Johnson City, N.Y.; and sister-in-law Rowena McCarty of Monroeton, Pa. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Forksville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Linda Renninger his pastor and the Rev. Robert W. Brown, officiating. Interment will be private at the Friends Cemetery, Shunk, Pa. Friends and family may call at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers and request that Memorial Contributions be directed to the Sullivan County Library, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 2/1/2015
METZGAR –ELLEN ORLOWSKY, age 81 of Elkland, PA passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born November 30, 1933 in Altoona, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Willette (Eckenrode) Metzgar. Mary married William B. Orlowsky and was a nurse's aide. She enjoyed her retirement, spending time with her grandchildren, reading, working on her computer and traveling. She is survived by her loving husband, William; her children, William F. (Diane) Orlowsky of Whitehall, PA and Rosalie A. (Jack) Bates of Osceola, PA; her four grandchildren, Katelyn and Nicholas Orlowsky and Thomas and Sarah Bates; brothers, Joseph (Camille) Metzgar of Altoona, PA and James (Rosemary) Metzgar of Hollidaysburg, PA; a sister, Margaret (Roman) Cruk of Norristown, PA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rosalie. A memorial mass will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Elkland, PA on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:30 AM with Father John Kita officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Catholic Church, 111 First St., Elkland, PA or to the Valley Community Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 280, Osceola, PA. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/14/2015
ROY F. MEYER SR., 84, formerly of Mildred, died Tuesday, January 27,
2015, at Manor Care North.
Born September 10, 1930, in Sayre, he was a son of the late Julius F. and Ethel G. Baumgartner Meyer.
Roy served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 452, Mildred. He was employed with the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation as a road engineer for over 30 years, retiring in 1993. Roy was a member of the White Ash Land Association, an active member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and above all, watching his grandchildren play sports. Surviving are his wife, Carol A. Lamanowicz Meyer of Mildred; three daughters, Kimberly D. (Larry) Kiess of Muncy Valley, Deanne D. (John) Rider of Eagles Mere and Susan R. (Douglas) McNeal of Wichita, KS; three sons, Tony P. (Jacqueline) Meyer of North Chesterfield, VA, Roy F. (Barbara) Meyer Jr. of Muncy Valley and Billy R. (Terri Beth) Berry of Delano, MN; one sister, Jule Marie Egly of Hughesville; 14 grandchildren, Douglas "Chip" McNeal, Roy Anthony McNeal, Angela R. Henderson, Kodiak W. Berry, Ashley W. Berry, Gary A. Stanton, Valerie J. Rider, Ryan M. Stanton, Derek F. Meyer, Aaron J. Meyer, Autumn M. Spencer, Katlyn M. Shoemaker-Kiess, Carissa A. Meyer and Zachary D. Meyer; and several great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by a grandson, Larry L. Kiess Jr.; and a sister, Lois A. Cook. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 2, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, and David K. Fishel, Susquehanna Home Health Chaplain, co-officiating. Burial will be held privately in Old Zion Cemetery, Dushore. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Military honors will be accorded by combined veterans organizations. –Carol Brotzman
MITCHELL –LILLIAN A. (MITCHELL) WOLFE age 82 was born on February 28, 1932. She passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Lillian was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Violet (Gratton) Mitchell. She was predeceased in death by her husband of 61 years, Winslow A. Wolfe and by her brothers: Carl, Roy, Webster, Leo, and Paul. She is survived by her children: Winslow Jr. (Diana), Rosemary (Marty) Polovick, Richard, Barbara (Donald) Miles, Lawrence (Dorotha), Ronald (Mary), and Timothy (Jean); 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Lillian was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her husband, children, and grandchildren. She enjoyed crafts, music, camping, and cooking. Her homemade pizza and baked goods were enjoyed by many in the neighborhood. It was Lillian's request that there be no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/8/2015
RAYMOND MONTANYE age 81 of Chemung, NY passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. Ray was born in Elmira, NY to the late Philo and Ruth (Johnson) Montanye. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Westinghouse in Horseheads. Ray is survived by his loving family, childhood sweetheart, co-worker, and wife of over 60 years, Marjorie (Taft) Montanye of Horseheads, NY; children, Tim (Jennifer) Montanye of Chemung, NY, Bonny (Jason) William of Elmira, NY, Michael Montanye of Rochester, NY, Phyllis (Michael) Flemming of GA; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister, Marietta Voorhees of Troy, PA; and brother, Lester Montanye of Pine City, NY; and many nieces and nephews. He was a member of I.B.E.W. Union in Elmira. Ray was an avid gardener who loved spending time with his family and always enjoyed a meal at Bernie Murray's. Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/30/2015
MURRAY –MARGARET M. (PEGGY) BOSLEYdied at 93 years, died of old age on January 29, 2015 at her home in Milton, MA. She was born in Elmira, NY on November 19, 1921, the daughter of John J. (Red) Murray and Beatrice (Riley] Murray. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Russ Bosley and her daughter, Suzy Bosley. She is survived by her brother, John R. Murray of Elmira; her son, John and daughter-in-law Bridget Bosley of Milton, MA; and granddaughters, Sarah Slimbaugh, Katie Knowles, Molly Bosley, Emily Rockcastle; and grandsons, Logan Rockcastle and Skye Rockcastle. Peggy also had six great grandchildren. Peggy enjoyed family vacations to Cape Cod and traveling in Canada and enjoyed her many rounds of golf with her friends. When asked how she played, she would say, "Not far, but straight". She began downhill skiing in her 40's so she could take her children and friends to Greek Peak, Denton Hill and Vermont and continued skiing into her 80's. In the winter she cross county skied every day on her local golf course. While in her 80's she traveling to Paris, through the Alps of Switzerland by night train to Venice, Tuscany and the Cinque Terre in Italy. She hiked the mountainous trails above Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, stopping to enjoy a glass of wine along the way while looking out on the Mediterranean Sea. Funeral services will be private. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes (Christ the Redeemer) Church in Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/2015
NASH –DOROTHY NASH SHEPARD age 89, died Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at the Groton Nursing Facility. Dorothy was born May 20, 1925 in Troy, Pa. a daughter of the late Roy and Bernice Sweeney Nash. She was graduated from Troy High School in 1943 and from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Elmira, NY in 1946. She worked as a private duty nurse, at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Utica, NY, and for 27 years Dr. Ferger and Dr. Baurle in Dryden. Dorothy and Harold were married on June 7, 1947. They moved to Freeville in 1956 and lived in the same house for 48 years. Dorothy loved her flower and vegetable gardens and especially enjoyed growing flowers inside and outside their Freeville home, she also enjoyed reading, traveling, cross country skiing, cross word puzzles, stage productions, crewel and sewing. She was a loving mother and grandmother who really enjoyed being a den mother when her sons were in Cub Scouts. She was a member of the Freeville Firemen Auxiliary for many years, a 50 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Troy, PA and a member of the Dryden Senior Citizens and the Dryden Kiwanis Club. Survivors include her husband, Harold M. Shepard of Groton; two sons Drew (Chrystine) Shepard and Douglas (Elizabeth) Shepard; three grandchildren, Matthew Shepard, Ashley Foden and Scott Shepard; a great-grandson Connor Foden; a great-grand-daughter, Ellie Foden; several nieces, nephews and two cousins. Her sister, Doris Dunn died in 1986. Funeral services will be private with burial in Green Hills Cemetery, Dryden. Friends who wish to remember Dorothy are asked to consider a memorial gift to the W. B. Strong Vol. Fire Co. Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 229. Freeville, N Y. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/28/2015
ALLEN “DALE” NEAL - A longtime resident of the Lindley, NY community passed away, Sun. Feb. 1, 2015 at his home with his loving family by his side at the age of 66 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on Oct. 9, 1948 in Tioga, PA; Dale was the son of the late, Robert & Jessie Burrows Neal. He was an equipment operator for the Lindley Highway Dept. for many years. He married his best friend and caregiver, Darla Bakeman on Dec. 7, 1991. Also surviving is his daughter, Hollie (Eric) Lyon; grandchildren, Anthony, Dakota, and Allison; sisters, Linda Bradley and Diane Loos; brothers, Gerald, Robert, Richard, and Hugh Neal; nieces nephews and many cherished friends, including Duane E. Hills, Andrew Van Dusen and Frank (Debbie) Burdick. In addition to his parents, Dale was predeceased by his sister, Ann Neal and brother, William Neal. His many interests included auto mechanics, classic cars, times at home and a good cup of coffee. Family and friends will be received at the Presho United Methodist Church, 1727 Indian Hills Rd. Painted Post, NY on Fri. Feb 6, 2015 between the hours of 11 am-1 pm. Funeral services will follow at 1 pm with his pastor and friend, Rev. William Lusk officiating with the interment in the Presho Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Presho United Methodist Church in his memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/2014
JOHN NIKULICK age 90, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Friday, February 06, 2015 at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. John was born in Sayre, PA on August 3rd 1924, son of the late Harry and Anna Nikulich Sr. John served our country honorably in the US Army during WWII and retired from General Electric in Elmira after many years of service. John graduated from Sayre High School and was a longtime member of St. Cecilia's Church, Eagles Club and the Moose Club. He enjoyed camping with his family at Enfield Glen (Treman State Park). He will be missed dearly by his family and friends. John is survived by his daughters, Alice (Ken) Smith of Longmont, CO, Susan (Shawn) Stentz of Florida, Joan (Bruce) Robertson of Tyrone, NY, Margaret (Thomas) Barrett of Gainesville, GA, Katherine (Steve) Wich of Alpine, NY and Patricia Nikulich of Nashville, Tenn; grandchildren, Michelle (Dave), David, John (Monique), Steven, Brian, Joshua, James, Laura and Marissa; great grandchildren, Jordyn Manzer, Owen Wich, Jasmine and Jonathan Williams, Alexander Robertson, Isla and Suvi Atherton. John was predeceased by his wife, Katherine (Betty) in 2005. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, February 11th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Father John DeSocio officiating. Interment will take place in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of John can be made to Chemung County Humane Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/8/2015
JOHN O’BRIEN, 68, died February 17, 2015 from renal failure at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC. He was born April 25, 1946 in Waverly, NY to the late William O'Brien (born in Waverly, NY) and Justine (Cullen) O'Brien (born in Athens, PA). Following graduation from Canisius College, he received an honorable discharge from the Army ROTC. John graduated from The Boston College of Law. He spent most of his career with Pepsico Corp. in the I.T. Dept. where he traveled extensively. John made many friends during this time and was a very generous and selfless person who helped others less fortunate. He was also a mentor to those reporting to him and assisted in advancing their careers. John retired from Pepsico in 2002 as Director of I.T. Operations in Winston-Salem. Although retired, John's generosity continued even to a greater degree. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister Kathleen. John is survived by brothers: Bill and his wife, Blanche, of Hudson, OH, Mike and his wife Bridgett and their children Patrick, Kathy, Tracy and Kelly, nephew, Father Bill O'Brien, S.J. of St. Louis, MO, niece, Colleen M. O'Brien Cherry, PHD, and her husband Mark T. Cherry of Athens, GA and their children, Bramwell and Aidan. Memorial donations may be made to any Catholic charity or local Veterans Association. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Luckner Funeral Home in Waverly, NY. Times for Mass of Christian Burial at the Blessed Trinity Church and internment in St. James Cemetery both of Waverly, NY, will be announced at a future date due to weather restrictions. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/19/2015
FRED PARK, age 89 of Waverly, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, January
28, 2015 at Elderwood, Waverly, N.Y. Fred was born on August 26, 1925 in
Athens, Pa., the son of the late Harry and Belle Madigan Park. Fred was
a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the combat engineers
and helped build pontoon bridges across the Rhine River, under heavy fire,
which General Patton's tanks crossed. He worked for Lehigh Valley Railroad,
Remington Rand and retired from Leprino Foods.
Fred is survived by his wife, Joyce, son, Fred (Tina) Park of Chemung, N.Y., brother, Frank (Lela) Park of Waverly, sister, June Malanoski of Sayre, Pa. Besides his parents, Fred was predeceased by his brothers, Walter, Harry, Wilbur, Robert, Richard and James and sisters, Ida, Julia and Ruth. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 23 Tioga St., Waverly with the Rev. George Herrick officiating. Interment will be in the Chemung Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, N.Y in Fred's name. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McKee Memorial Chapel, Waverly, N.Y. –Sayre Morning Times 1/29/2015
GLENN PRATT, 94, of Trout Run, PA passed away February 13, 2015 at The
Gatehouse in Williamsport.
Born June 29, 1920 in Gamble Township, PA near Rose Valley, Glenn was a son of the late Joseph and Edith (Sellers) Pratt. After graduating from Ralston High School, he served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Glenn earned the rank of Corporal and saw action with the 283rd Field Artillery Battalion in Normandy, Northern France, The Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns including The Battle of the Bulge. Glenn was employed by Litton Industries in Williamsport for many years until retiring in 1984.
On June 23, 1961, he married the former Margaret Richards. They shared 44 years together before her passing on Dec. 25, 2005. Glenn enjoyed woodworking and tending his gardens. He was a member of the Wheel Inn Club in Roaring Branch. Surviving are four children; Rose Ann Schaeffer of Mascotte, FL, Mary Jane (Robert) Spencer of Trout Run, David L. (Sharon) Myers of Roaring Branch and Dean W. Myers of Williamsport; 13 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; also a special niece, Linda Heitsenrether of Williamsport. In addition to his beloved wife Margaret. Glenn was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Paul Peterson. A graveside service will be held at Pennsdale Cemetery on Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m. with military honors accorded. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to Ralston Vol. Fire Company at P.O. Box 1 or to the Ralston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 99 both in Ralston, PA. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is in care of arrangements.
DANIEL P. PRESTON, 51, of Ravena, N.Y., and formerly of Sayre, Pa., passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Daniel was restaurant manager for Burger King, Carrolls Corp., in many of the area stores for 20 years. Survivors include his loving wife of 23 years, JoAnn Alteri Preston of Ravena; children, Aaron and Shelby Preston both of Ravena; his mother, Marie Preston of Sayre, Pa.; sister, Donielle Farrell of Athens, Pa.; brother, Douglas Preston of Shavertown, Pa.; and one niece, several nephews and cousins. Daniel was predeceased by his father, Donald Preston. A Celebration of Life Service for Daniel will be held at noon on Saturday, February 21 at the Sayre Elks Club, 117 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to consider a donation in memory of Daniel to the American Cancer Society. –Sayre Morning Times 2/17/2015
QUACKENBUSH –BETTY LOU (QUACKENBUSH) JACKSON - On the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, Betty Lou (Quackenbush) Jackson of Troy passed away at Robert Packer Hospital as the result of injuries suffered when she was struck by a motor vehicle. She was 60 years of age. Born in Elmira on May 14, 1954, she was the daughter of Aaron and Bessie (Bailey) Quackenbush. Betty was a woman who was well acquainted with hard times and misfortune, from childhood through her adult life, but she never allowed these things to define who she really was. Despite her many hardships Betty stood fast as an independent woman who never let life's difficulties get to her. She came to know the Lord and placed her trust in His love. Betty was a member of the Victory Church in Troy almost from the day that it opened. She became an integral part of the congregation, sealed in the bonds of love and Christian fellowship. Given that her elementary education was somewhat sketchy, Betty enrolled in an adult literacy class, learning to read so that she could draw upon the wisdom and comforting words of her Lord Jesus. Her Holy Bible was never far from her, even during the last fleeting moments of her life on Earth. Betty is survived by her son, John (and Mary) Everett of Canton; brothers, Pat Quackenbush of Waverly, N.Y., Milton (and Debbie) Quackenbush of California and Ernie (and Tracey) Quackenbush of Towanda; granddaughter, Evelyn; and grandsons, Thomas and John III. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Russell, Aaron J. and Michael Quackenbush. A celebration of Betty's life was held Sunday, Feb. 15 during regular morning worship at the Victory Church with Pastor Josh Payne officiating. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 94 N. Center St., Canton. –Towanda Daily Review 2/17/2015
HAROLD E. ‘PETE’ RAPPLEYE, 77, of Watkins Glen, passed away on Monday, February 2, 2015 at home. The family will receive visitors at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home on Friday (Feb. 6th) from 4pm-6pm; followed by a funeral service at 6:00pm. Burial and committal services will be Saturday at 11am at Lakeview Cemetery in Watkins Glen. He is survived by five children, Darlene Rappleye of Watkins Glen, Harold J. (Vivian) Rappleye of Burdett, Kimberly (Dale) Delong of Hector, Brian Rappleye of Rock Stream, and Randy (Tina) Rappleye of Montour Falls; brother, David Rappleye of Elmira; sisters, Shirley Rappleye of Elmira. Edna (Ron) Johnson of Horseheads and Ruth (Bob) Ehrhardt of Elmira; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was born in Montour Falls on May 27, 1937, the son of Homer and Frances (Impson) Rappleye. Pete worked for the Town of Reading Highway Department for 42 years and served as the Superintendant for 26 years. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Care First, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY or Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/1/2015
RENSON –MRS. KAREN ANN FLYNN, age 69, of New Albany, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, with her loving family at her side. Karen was born on July 31, 1945 in Abington, Montgomery County, Pa., a daughter of the late Frederick and Grace Huber Renson. She married Stanley Errol Flynn Sr. in 1962 and they enjoyed 31 years of marriage until his passing in 1993. Karen moved to New Albany, Pa., in 1995. She worked for the New Albany Elementary School for 13 years until it closed. She enjoyed crafts and camping and working with the children at school. Surviving are: her son, Stanley "Scott" (Adriana) Flynn Jr. of Rogersville, Tenn.; daughters: Mary Beth Frankenfield of Dushore, Pa., Michelle (Joe Armitage) Schum of Wyalusing, Pa., Rochelle Lanza of Wyalusing, Pa.; brothers: Clayton (Karen) Renson of Penndel, Pa., Bradford (Carol) Renson of Tamarac, Fla.; sisters: Mary (Floyd) Gladwell of Quakertown, Pa., June Molis of Quakertown, Pa. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and 16 nieces and nephews, and 27 grand nieces and nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Frederick Renson in 1995. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and ask that any memorial contributions be sent to the New Albany Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 167, New Albany, PA or the American Cancer Society, Bradford County Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/10/2015
SEARS –MARILYN D. PORTER of Trumansburg passed away at Beechtree Care Center surrounded by family on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at the age of 71. Marilyn was born on May 23, 1943 in Waverly, a daughter of the late Howard Sears and Mildred (Seeley) and Ellsworth Porter. She enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening, traveling throughout the United States, and antiquing. Marilyn is survived by four children, Cari (David) Maslow, Lori McCoy, Mari Rector, and Robert (Paul Buck) Rector; three stepchildren, Jeff (Joanne) Porter, Rodney (Lynne) Porter, and Christine (Rob) Goble; 13 grandchildren, Jonathan, Megan, David (Carolyn), Stefani, Matthew, Ashley, Jordan, Emeline, Lydia, Zachary (Debra), Hunter, Braylan, and Olivia; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dale (Sybil) Porter and David (Deb) Sears. In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, John Porter, in 2012. The family will be present to receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg. Committal will be private for family. The family asks those who would like to make a donation in Marilyn's memory to kindly consider the Cancer Resource Center, 612 West State St., Ithaca, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 2/6/2015
WILLIAM NORMAN ‘BILL’ SPYKER, age 87, of Wyalusing, Pa., formerly of Alexandria, Pa., passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Bill was born on Sept. 9, 1927 in Huntingdon County, Pa., the son of the late Ida Mae Chilcote and Norman C. Spyker. He graduated from the Huntingdon High School with the class of 1945. After high school Bill served his country in the US Air Force during World War II. He was a Corporal in the Air Force and was a member of the 1600 AT Wing 12th Weather Detachment in Manila in the Pacific Ocean. After Bill was discharged from the US Air Force he graduated from the Eckles School of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia. He owned and operated the Spyker Funeral Home in Petersburg, Pa. for many years. Bill was a member of the William P. Spyker American Legion Post No. 520 in Alexandria, Pa. He was also a member of the Shriner's in Altoona, Pa. and the Masonic Lodge and the Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191. After his retirement as a funeral director Bill moved to Cape Coral, Fla. and he loved to go fishing in the gulf. He was also an avid hunter, especially bird hunting with his Springer Spaniel dogs he trained. In 1993 he moved to Wyalusing, Pa. to live with his daughter and her family. He then moved to Park Place Apartments on Riverside Drive in Wyalusing. Bill is survived by his daughter, Beth Schulze, of Wyalusing, Pa.; his son-in-law, Jonathan Schulze; his daughter-in-law, Debbie Spyker of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; his granddaughters, Lindsay Elysabeth of Wyalusing and Elesha Janelle of Wyalusing; his nephew, Jeffrey Norris; and many special friends at Park Place. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son, William P. Spyker III (May 2014) and his sister, Betty Jayne Norris. It was Bill's wishes not to have any services at this time. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bill's name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK. –Towanda Daily Review 1/31/2015
STARR –FLORENCE REESE, 84, of Ralston, PA passed away at home on Tuesday,
February 3, 2015.
Born June 19, 1930 in Williamsport, Florence, “Flo”, was a daughter of the late Kermit E. and Gladys B. (Grenell) Starr. After graduating from Ralston High School in 1948, Florence studied cosmetology and received her certificate to teach hairdressing. On May 3, 1952, she married Robert D. Reese in Ralston. She and Bob shared 46 wonderful years together and raised seven children before his passing in 1998. Florence enjoyed being active in her church and community. She was an devoted member of the Ralston United Methodist Church, especially with the King’s Daughters Class, a Methodist women’s group, and Ralston Church’s Parsonage Committee and Pastor Parish Relations Committee. She also served as communion steward and held many offices on the church’s board. Florence was a life-member of the Ralston Area Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary and was secretary of Ralston High School’s Alumni Assoc.
Florence cherished her children and grandchildren and enjoyed being involved with their activities. She also loved to garden, play bingo, read, bake and sew. Surviving are four sons; Steven K. Reese (Melinda Menard) of Madison, WI, David A. Reese (Linda Metzler) of Gainesville, FL, Charles I. Reese of Ralston and Michael (Jane) Reese of Ft, Myers, FL, three daughters; Gale M. (John) Orr of Ralston, Glady (Jay) Perry of Canton and Michele Reese (Larry Moltedo) of Gainesville, FL; a daughter-in-law, A. Michele Reese of Ralston, 11 grandchildren; Kermit and Clayton Reese, Angela Height, Breana Allen, Daniel, Ashly and Christopher Reese, Kayla Sprague, Adam Wufsus, Erin and Evan Perry, eight great grandchildren, three sisters; Joyce (Dale) Reynard of Athens, PA, Constance (Robert) Robbins and Rebekah Boyer all of Ralston, many nieces, nephews neighbors and friends. In addition to her husband Bob, Florence was predeceased by a sister, Carol Cowing in 2009. Calling hours are 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Ralston United Methodist Church. Pastor Ann Overmiller will officiate the memorial service at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Ralston Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ralston U.M. Church P.O. Box 113 Ralston, PA or Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA. Pepper’s in Canton is in care of arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 2/6/2015
MR. GEORGE SURPLUS, age 67, of Detrick Rd., Sugar Run, PA passed away unexpectedly at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA on Thursday, February 12, 2015. George was born in Scranton, PA on January 5, 1948 the son of the late Lemule and Ruth Strausser Surplus. George served his country as a member of the US Army, during the Vietnam Conflict, where he served in Korea. He was a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post # 534. For many years, George was employed as a log truck driver for Donny Baker Logging, of Wyalusing, PA, retiring in 2012. After his retirement he worked a short time for Burgess Construction, in Wyalusing, as a dump truck driver. Throughout his life he loved being surrounded by his family and many friends. George loved to hunt in his younger years, but his favorite outdoors activity was fishing. He spent many hours fishing the Susquehanna River, and also made trips to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, deep sea fishing. In his later years, he enjoyed the time that he got to spend with his grandchildren. Surviving is his long time companion, Patricia Manning Gruver of Sugar Run, PA, his son and his wife, Joe and Hope Gruver Sr., of Laceyville, PA and his daughter in law, Karen Gruver, of Silvara, PA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Hannah Keifer and her fiancé Matt Wilson, of Laceyville, PA; Samantha Gruver (Brandon Bonavita) of Meshoppen, PA; Joey Gruver Jr., of Laceyville, PA; Haylee Gruver, of Silvara, PA; Damian Manning, of Laceyville, PA; and Christina Grimes, of Stantonsburg, NC; and his great-grandchildren, Amber; Eli; Gunner; and Bow. George is also survived by his brother and his wife, Ronald and Maria Surplus, of Avoca, PA, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Gruver in 2012 and a grandson, Dillan Gruver in 1991. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family, and will be announced through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA. In memory of George, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Wyalusing American Legion Post # 534, PO Box 71, Wyalusing, PA or to the Wyalusing Loins Club, C/O Kathy Trowbridge, PO Box 171, Wyalusing, PA. –Carol Brotzman
TEARS –SUE M. KINKEAD of Hollidaysburg, PA, 70, passed away Feb. 1, 2015. She was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Nellie (Williams) Tears; and son, Dennis who passed in 1971. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Kenneth L. Kinkead; daughter, Helen S. (Daryl) Marden of Jersey Shore, PA; granddaughter, Christine M. (Robert) Woods of Lock Haven; 2 great grandchildren, Garrett and Arwen; sister, Sally Ann VanNoy of Grandville Summit, PA; and brother, Carol L. of Mansfield, PA. Sue was a graduate of Mansfield High School, class of 1962, and Williamsport School of Commerce. She retired in 1988 from Bon Secours Hospital, Altoona, after 16 years of service as Medical Records Administrator. Sue was a member of First United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore, PA. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and camping. Friends will be received from 1-3pm on Thursday, Feb. 5 at Sorge Funeral Home, Inc., Hollidaysburg, PA, immediately followed by a 3 p.m. funeral service by Rev. Jaime G. Olson. Interment will be at Jersey Shore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/4/2015
RANDY A. WESTBROOK, age 60, of Chemung, passed away on Feb. 16, 2015 at home surrounded by his family, loving wife and his constant companion, Jewel (the wonder dog). He passed away after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. Born April 13, 1954 in Sayre, Pa., Randy enjoyed camping with family and friends, fishing, photography, observing all aspects of nature and spending time with his dog Jewel. He was predeceased by his parents, Franklin "Pete" Westbrook, Anna McCloe Westbrook and a sister, Susan Westbrook. Randy is survived by his wife Linda Sempler Westbrook, step-children Wendy (Josh) Sackett of Chemung, David "Bud" (Kristy) Schrader of Lockwood, brothers, Gary (Linda) Westbrook of Lockwood, Terry "Jake" Westbrook of Colorado, sisters Patricia Westbrook of Athens, Vicki (Lester) Bostwick of Texas, Brenda Shirah of Florida, Rita (Bruce) Kennedy of East Smithfield, Rhonda (Mark) Allis of Wyalusing, Joette (Gil) Crossett of Sayre, grandchildren Hunter and Patrick Schrader and Dalton and Derek Sackett, uncle, George Westbrook of Athens, aunt and uncle Jim and Helen McCloe of Waverly and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a casual remembrance gathering requested by Randy to be held at Alliger's House of Wings in Sayre, Pa., on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 2/18/2015
SHIRLEY WHEELER, 81 of Millerton, PA passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015. He had been in failing health for the past few months. Shirley was predeceased by his parents, John and Murna Wheeler; brother, Keith, John, "Dewey" LaDrue. Survived by sister, Dalores Austin; sisters-in-law, Mary (Keith), Judy (John), Gladys (Dewey). Also survived by a special aunt Doris Criss of Pine City, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Shirley loved county western movies, playing his guitar and keyboard, and singing. Graveside services at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to Jackson Summit Baptist Church, 2851 Route 328, Millerton, PA, Jackson Summit, PA. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/12015
KENNETH R. WINTERMUTE, 82, of Mehoopany died Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the VNA Hospice in Scranton. He was born in Forkston, PA on February 10, 1933 son of the late Roy and Beatrice Decker Wintermute. He retired from Penelec after 40 years. He was a member of the Tunkhannock Ambulance Association, Towanda Ambulance Association, Antique Truck Club, The Franklin Lodge # 263 F&AM in Laceyville and Masonic Lodge # 438 in Nicholson, and the Irem Temple. He is preceded in death by his brothers: Don and Carl Wintermute, and sister, Dorothy Miner. He is survived by daughters Janice and husband Kelvin Salsman, of Laceyville, Audrey and husband Joseph Mazzarella, of Bainbridge, NY, brother, Roger and wife Shirley Wintermute of Mehoopany, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 16th at 4:00 PM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 West Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA with Pastor Jay Morris from the Mehoopany United Methodist Church. A Masonic Service will be held at 3:30 pm prior to the funeral service. Interment will be held in the Forkston Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 PM until the time of the service. –Carol Brotzman
WOLFE –DOLORES E. ALPAUGH, 75, of 434 East Main St., Ridgway, Pa., passed
away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at St. Johns Specialty Center, in Mars, Pa.
She was born Oct. 26, 1939 in Sayre, the daughter of Harlen W. and Stella
M. Earle Wolfe. She attended St. John's Lutheran Church. She had been a
Ridgway resident for five years. She was a graduate of Waverly High School.
She had been a Girl Scout and a majorette. Mrs. Alpaugh enjoyed playing
cards, bingo, crafts, karaoke, flea markets, yard sales, cake decorating,
casino, and was a fan of Jeff Gordon and the Dallas Cowboys. She was fond
of animals, especially dogs. She loved to help people in need. She is survived
by: her husband, Arthur V. Alpaugh Jr. of Ridgway; daughters, Tammy Beattie
(Chris) and Teresa Carey (Mark), both of Canadotha, N.Y.; sons, Jamie Lee
(Robyn) and Jerry Lee (Jodi), both of Athens; two sisters, Shirley and
Phyllis; a son, Arthur V. Alpaugh III (Aliesha) of St. Marys; a daughter,
Patricia Alpaugh of Charlotte, N.C.; several grandchildren; a great-grandchild;
several extended family members; and by her dogs, Katie Lynn and Precious.
She was predeceased by her parents and by an infant son. Funeral services for Dolores Alpaugh will be held in the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway, on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at 3 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Erik Hart, pastor of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 12-2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in care of the family to Arthur Alpaugh, 434 East Main St., Ridgway, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 1/27/2015
MR. DAVID E. WOOD, age 63, of Laceyville, PA passed away unexpectedly
on Friday evening, February 13, 2015 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, in
Tunkhannock, PA, where he had been taken earlier in the day. Born in Meshoppen,
PA. on November 13, 1951 Dave was the son of the late Alva G. and Alice
M. Stegner Wood. Growing up in the Wyalusing area, he was a graduate of
the Wyalusing Valley High School, class of 1970. On August 31, 1974, he
married the former Connie Lou Singer, of Laceyville, PA.
For over 34 years, Dave worked in many stone quarries, throughout Bradford County. For over 10 years afterward, Dave was employed as a bank courier, for Peoples State Bank, in Wyalusing, PA, until his retirement in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors and watching wildlife, and loved the time he got to hunt with his son in law, and other family members and friends. Being a very accomplished hunter, fisher, and trapper, Dave was awarded in 2010, by taking the largest archery buck in Tuscarora Township in Bradford County, through the Bradford County Trophy Bear and Deer Club. For many years, he was a member of bowling leagues with the Mountainside Lanes, in Wyalusing. He loved the many family dinners, and picnics, especially spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving is his wife of 40 years, Connie Lou Wood, of Laceyville, PA., his daughter and son in law, Kelly and Keith Pennay, and his two grandchildren, Brett and Brianna Pennay, all of Laceyville, PA. Dave is also survived by his brother and his wife, Roger and Mary Wood, of Sugar Run, PA and his sister in law, Charlene Repsher, of Laceyville, PA. as well and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Alva C. “Bucky” Wood, in 2010; his father in law, Charles B. Singer, in 2002; his mother in law, Mildred F. Brown Singer, in 2014; and his brother in law, Keith E. Repsher, in 2010. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA with a long time friend and neighbor, Rev. Mark King, officiating. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home, on Tuesday evening, February 17, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. In memory of Dave, in lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA. –Carol Brotzman
RONALD W. YATES, 60, of 11 Ash Lane, Wysox, Pa., Standing Stone Township, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 26, 2015 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Ronald was born in Sayre, Pa. on July 2, 1954, one of 18 children of the late Robert Yates Sr. and Marjorie Smith Yates. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1973 and was employed by Tamarack Farms in Standing Stone Township his entire life. Ronald enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Dawn S. Charland Yates and son, Ronald D. Yates both of Wysox; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Wanda Yates of Towanda; sisters and brothers-in-law, Amanda Johnson of Wysox, Rose and Fred Sites of Towanda, Lillian Vanderpool of Towanda, Darlene Yates and Richie Leighton of Towanda, Kristina and Robert Robinson of Wysox; brothers-in-law, Frank Horton of Rome, Ting Leighton of Wysox and James Johnson of Wysox; sister-in-law, Mary Yates of Rome; special aunt, Gwendolyn Lovelady of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and his canine companion, Rascal.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Lewis, Walt, Robert Jr., Ernest (Dotti), Lyle and Edward Yates; sisters, Marilyn Horton, Kathy Johnson, Marion (Harrison) Fenton, Shirley (Charlie) Fulton and Colleen Yates. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA or to a charity or organization of one's choice, in Ronald W. Yates' memory. –Towanda Daily Review 1/28/2015
RICHARD STEVEN ZETTLE, 53, of Monroeton and formerly of the Benton area,
died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville where
he had been a patient for the past three days. Born June 13, 1961 in Lehigh
County, he was the son of the late Charles E. Zettle, who died Dec. 18,
1998 and Roberta A. (Belcher) Zettle, who died Dec. 17, 2004. Also preceding
him in death was his sister, Deborah A. Wedge on Jan. 15, 2005. He was
a 1979 graduate of Northeast Bradford High School and also a graduate of
Penn State University. He also faithfully served his country in the U.S.
Army from 1979 to 1983. He worked as a surveyor for various companies for
the past 15 years. Mr. Zettle was a proud member of the Penn State Alumni
Club and an avid Penn State Football fan. He was also a member of the American
Legion and the VFW. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping
and canoeing on the river. Surviving are his brother Robert M. "Bob" Zettle
and his wife, Joyce, of Benton; his girlfriend Janet Davis of Monroeton;
and his former wife Cheryl Zettle, of Bowling Green, Ky. Memorial services
will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Suite
900, Pittsburgh, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the McMichael
Funeral Home Inc., Benton. –Towanda Daily Review 2/1/2015