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CARLOS G. ‘GEORGE’ ADAMS age 93, passed away on Thursday June 18, 2015 at the Bath VA Medical Center. George was born in Sayre, PA on December 2, 1921 a son of the late Jay and Cecile Willson Adams. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, May Lou (Hoag); children, Jay (Linda) Adams of WV, Brian Adams of Elmira NY, Elizabeth Hotaling of TX, and Todd (Nancy) Adams of State College, PA; sister, Marion Mitchell and brothers Donald and James Adams; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He spent the majority of his life as a carpenter and in the construction industry, where he built and ran Adams Brothers construction and Adams Brothers lumber and hardware before retiring self-employed. He was also an excellent cabinet maker and after retiring built many pieces of fine furniture in his beloved shop at his home in Ulster PA. George was most proud of his service during World War II in the US Coast Guard in the Pacific Theater on the cutter USS Bibb from 1942-1945 as a carpenters mate. He was also past commander of the VFW Post 1536 in Sayre PA. At his request there will be no services. Interment will be held with full military honors in the Bath National Cemetery. There will be a memorial gathering of family and friends at a time and place to be named in the near future. The family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude and pride with the care, treatment, and dignity provided by the staff of the Bath VA Community Living Center #2 for the last 21 months. Those wishing to make donations in memory of George may do so to the Debra Adams Fund c/o Holy Family Schools Attn: Joseph Kosmicki, 421 Fulton St, Elmira, NY. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/21/2015

SHERWOOD GARY ADAMS age 66, of Terrytown, Pa., passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, Pa., with his loving family at his side. Gary was born on June 15, 1949, a son of the late Roy P. and Reva Eberlin Adams. He graduated from Sullivan County High School in the class of 1967. After school he worked construction and then for the Dushore Creamery, followed by Proctor and Gamble from which he retired. He married the former Cheryl Hoffman on February 11, 1984; they celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary this past February. Gary was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 534, Wyalusing, Pa. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also liked to ski. Gary was a very handy guy, a jack of all trades. He was always smiling, and was known to have fun wherever he went. Surviving is his spouse Cheryl at home; two daughters and sons-in-law Paula (Barry) Bruyn, Wyalusing, Pa., Katie (Jason) Harrod, Norman Park, Ga.; three sons and daughter-in-law Toby Adams, Wyalusing, Pa., Bill Thompson, Wyalusing, Pa., David (Heather) Thompson, Emmaus, Pa.; grandchildren Corey, Zachary, Jacob, Briston, Samuel, Stephen, Justin, and Tyler; great-granddaughter Hadley; three brothers and sisters-in-law Burton (Joanne) Adams, Colley, Pa., William Eberlin, Washington D.C., Ransom (Elaine), Eberlin, Ohio; three sisters and brothers-in-law Bonnie (George) Long, Wild Run, Pa.; Neva (Vincent) Minarick, Laporte, Pa., Lacinda Jackson, Pensdale, Pa. Gary is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by grand-daughter Mariah Bruyn. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 4 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hunts for Healing, 3 Coburn Hill Road, Laceyville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/29/2015 (Cheryl was first married to Jamie Raymond Thompson)

ADRIANCE –JUDY ANN (ADRIANCE) DEMING our beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend, age 72, of Lawrenceville, PA passed from this world to her eternal home on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. She praised her Father God each day of her illness for the straight line she had to Him through Jesus his Son. Judy's loving heart and beautiful contagious smile brightened the lives of all who knew her. Judy was born December 10, 1942 in Tioga, PA, to Harry and Ruth (Turner) Adriance. One of the highlights in her life was the trip she took to Israel with her East Lawrence Baptist Church family. Being a people person, Judy worked several part time jobs within the community while raising her children, taking care of her home and garden. Later years were spent enjoying a wonderful retirement with her husband of 54 years, John "Jack" Deming Jr. They would have celebrated 55 years of marriage on July 26, 2015. She is survived by Jack; 2 daughters, Jacqueline (Tim) Snyder of Painted Post, NY, and Amy Deming of Saint James City, FL; 2 grandsons, Mario Trizzino and Jesse Horton; 3 sisters and a brother, Sheila (John) Kilmer, Linda (Lew) Brill, Cathy (Joe) Hamilton, Tim (Lorraine) Adriance; a sister and brother in-law Joanna (George) Stickler, many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant daughter, Jill Ruth Ann Deming, father and mother Harry and Ruth (Turner) Adriance, a sister Nancy Barksdale, and her father and mother in-law John and Betty (Woodford) Deming. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St, Mansfield, PA. A memorial service in her honor will be held immediately following calling hours at the funeral chapel at 7:00 PM with Rev. G. Victor Perry officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Judy's name to the East Lawrence Baptist Church, East Lawrence Rd., Lawrenceville, PA or the charity of one's choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/9/2015

ALLEN –HAZELLE ALLEN BROOKS, 103, of Mehoopany passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Tunkhannock Manor. She was born on May 21, 1912 in Mehoopany, a daughter of the late Howard and Essie (Comstock) Allen. She was active and alert until a few months ago. She was married to the late Foster Robinson Brooks for 63 years before his death in 2005. Also preceding her in death was her sister, Marian Allen and her daughter, Martha Brooks. She received her teaching degree from Dickenson College and was a teacher at the Mehoopany High School. After raising her family, she returned to school and received her Master's degree in Library Science from Marywood College, and became the Tunkhannock Area High School librarian from 1953 to 1980. She and her husband gave slide shows to the community of their travels and of Mehoopany area history. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Mehoopany Methodist Church, and was a charter member of the Wyoming County Historical Society. In addition, she co-authored a book on the history of the Mehoopany School and was active in the Culver family reunions. She relished her time spent reading as well as writing poems. Surviving are children, Mildred (Charles) Grime of Sebring, Fla. and Allen (Donna) Brooks of Tunkhannock; grandchildren, Ric McNeill of Atlanta, Ga., Nora Weder of Lancaster and Timothy (Judi) Brooks of Bethlehem; great-grandchildren, Cody and Trevor McNeill, Jared Brooks, Christian, Joshua, Casey and Bradley Weder; and nephew, Lynn Brooks of Tunkhannock. Also surviving are cousins, nieces and nephews. Church services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Mehoopany Methodist Church. Internment at Vaughn Cemetery will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Visitors are invited from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Many thanks to the staff at the Tunkhannock Manor, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, and Dr. Christopher Andres for their tender kindness and excellent loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mehoopany Methodist Church or to the Wyoming County Historical Society. –Towanda Daily Review 7/16/2015

JAMES C. ALLEN – Word has been received that James Clifford Allen, 51, of Elsberry, Mo., formerly of Powell passed away Thursday afternoon Oct. 1, 1987. He is survived by his wife, Lois and four children: Jamie, Rorey, Jeff and Stacey and one granddaughter, all of Missouri; three brothers: Howard and Richard of Powell, Rex of Williamsport; five sisters: Gladys Derr and Elsie Bailey of Towanda, Donna Morningstar, Betty Dieffenbach and Kay Stranger all of Powell and Agnes Northrup of Athens. He was proceded in death by a brother, Clyde and his mother and father. Mr. Allen was a veteran of the Korean war and Panama Canal conflict and served in Viet Nam, retiring as a Staff Sergeant of the US Army. His funeral will be held Monday in Elsberry, MO with full military honors. –Towanda Daily Review

VERNON G. AMBROSIUS, 71, of Wilmot died Thursday afternoon Dec. 29, 1988 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda. He was born in Girardsville on March 31, 1917, son of the late George J. and Catherine Marshalasciute Ambrosius. He married the former Anna Labuda of New York City on Oct. 18, 1941. They moved to Wilmot in 1945 to engage in farming. In 1949 he started Ambrosius Salvage Yard and Variety Store which they operated seven days a week for 34 years before retiring in 1983. He was a member of the St. Basil Roman Catholic Church in Dushore and was a member of the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his spouse, Anna at home; son, Vernon P. of Wilmot; a daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Sandra) Cole of Dushore; two granddaughters: Annette and Sandee Cole of New York City. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore with the Rev. Patrick J. McLaughlin officiating. Interment was in the St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Commiskey. Memorials can directed to the Sullivan County Library in Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE ANDERSON, 35, of Brookville, FL, brother-in-law of Mrs. Randy Walker of Wyalusing RD 2 died Saturday July 16, 1988 the victim of a drowning accident. Surviving include his wife, the former Linda Williams of Canton; two daughters; brothers and sisters and his parents. The funeral service will be held Saturday in Florida. –Towanda Daily Review

BABCOCK –HELEN BABCOCK CRONK, 79, of Wysox RD 2 (Rome Township) died early Friday morning, Jan. 15, 1988 at her home. Born Sept. 13, 1908 in Tunkhannock, she was a daughter of William and Theresa Covert Babcock. Mrs. Cronk was employed for 20 years by the Commonwealth Telephone Co. and was later employed for ten years by Pargas Co., retiring in 1971. Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Everett (Patricia) Cook with whom she resided: three great-granddaughters: Mrs. Leon (Holli) Mosier of Ulster RD 1, Mrs. Jon (Kandi) Twigg of Sayre RD 1 and Traci Cook of Wysox RD 2; a sister, Mrs. Genevieve Jacobs of Albuquerque, NM, a brother, Peter Babcock of Tunkhannock, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Fay Cronk in 1938 and by two sons, James Maxwell in 1976 and Eugene Fabrani in 1951. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bumpville Bible Church with the Rev. William Cox officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, Springville, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review

BABCOCK –HELEN BABCOCK CRONK, 79, of Wysox RD 2 (Rome Township) died early Friday morning, Jan. 15, 1988 at her home. Born Sept. 13, 1908 in Tunkhannock, she was a daughter of William and Theresa Covert Babcock. Mrs. Cronk was employed for 20 years by the Commonwealth Telephone Co. and was later employed for ten years by Pargas Co., retiring in 1971. Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Everett (Patricia) Cook with whom she resided: three great-granddaughters: Mrs. Leon (Holli) Mosier of Ulster RD 1, Mrs. Jon (Kandi) Twigg of Sayre RD 1 and Traci Cook of Wysox RD 2; a sister, Mrs. Genevieve Jacobs of Albuquerque, NM, a brother, Peter Babcock of Tunkhannock, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Fay Cronk in 1938 and by two sons, James Maxwell in 1976 and Eugene Fabrani in 1951. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bumpville Bible Church with the Rev. William Cox officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Fairview Cemeter, Springville, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. There will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review

ALAN M. BAKER, 61, of 23208 Route 6, Towanda, Pa., passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Alan was born on June 2, 1953 in Towanda, the son of the late Donald and Marian Moore Baker.He was a graduate of Towanda High School and was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 30 years until his retirement. Alan loved music, especially composing and performing, the outdoors and hiking. Surviving are his wife, Karen Dotter Baker whom he married on March 22, 2004; twin sons, Jeremy Baker and wife Sharon of Effort, Pa., Jason Baker and wife Melanie of LeRaysvile, Pa.; step-children, Tamera White and husband Joshua of Franklindale, Jason White and wife Ashley of Wyalusing, Pa.; grandchildren, Owen, Lia, and Sadie Baker, Chloe and Cameron Baker; step-grandchildren, Kendra and Raina White and Jayley White; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Kevin Hammer of Bethlehem, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Abiding with Alan's request, there will be no services. The family requests that contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA or to an Animal Rescue organization of one's choice in Alan's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Baker family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 5/8/2015

BARTO –LILLIAN R. SMITH, 93, of Hughesville, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born August 27, 1921 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Albert M. and Jessie A. Gray Barto. She and her husband, Myron T. Smith, would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on October 23, 2015. Lillian was a member of Friends Church, Hughesville, where she served on various committees, taught adult Sunday school, and played the piano and organ for over 50 years. She was a gifted musician who taught private piano and organ lessons and sang at numerous weddings throughout the area. Lillian was employed as a substitute school teacher for the East Lycoming School District for many years. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook, who also loved spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Eloise S. "Ellie" Green of Happy Valley, OR; two sons, Thomas M. (Sandy Bitler) Smith, and David N. (Connie) Smith, both of Hughesville; six grandchildren, Jennifer R. (Karel) Pribyl of Happy Valley, OR, Christopher D. (Tasha) Green of Happy Valley , OR, Jeremy M. (Kacey) Green of Bend, OR, Nathan D. (Mindy) Green of Springfield, MA, Amos D. (Amber) Smith of Pennsdale, and Caleb D. Smith of Shippensburg; 15 great-grandchildren, Kailey Pribyl, Maddie Pribyl, Josie Pribyl, Drew Green, Ben Green, Calvin Green, Mary Green, Brooklynn Green, Kennedy Green, Payton Green, Preston Green, Morgan Green, Riley Smith, Cole Smith, and Emma Smith. In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Donald A. Green. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Hughesville Friends Church, 137 South Third Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Dan Cale and Rev. Robert Ingraham co-officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water St., Hughesville. Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made to the Hughesville Friends Church, 137 S. Third St., Hughesville, PA or Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, PA. –McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home notice, Carol Brotzman

BATSON –ELAINE E. (BATSON) ALLEN of Lawton, PA passed away on June 25, 2015 at home with her loving family by her side. Elaine was born in Netcong, NJ on April 20, 1933 to Elsie Baxter Batson and Ernest Batson, and raised in New Jersey. She married her high school sweet heart Lenny Allen March 13, 1954 and moved to Pennsylvania in 1970. She was predeceased by him on October 12, 2013. Throughout her life, she farmed with her husband in New Jersey, labored in a pocket book factory, worked as a telephone operator and also worked as an aide in a nursing home. She finally retired in 1995 as a kitchen aide from Endless Mountains Health Systems. For many years, she was a den mother for the Boy Scouts and was also avidly involved with the Girl Scouts. Elaine delivered Meals on Wheels for numerous years. If a friend needed a ride to the grocery store or a doctor’s appointment, Elaine was there to help. She loved to do word puzzle books, jig saw puzzles, playing bingo, and did as often as she could. She also enjoyed travelling to visit relatives, going to NASCAR races, visiting the Grand Ole Opry, camping with family & listening to country music. She always enjoyed a good game of scrabble with her good friend Betty Pisaneschi. She dearly loved her family and spending time with them. Elaine is survived by her, children: Jim Allen (Kelly) of Lawton, PA, Patty Allen (Gary Berumen) of Wheatridge, Co., and Brenda Allen (Marshall Thompson), Lawton, Pa., grandchildren, Cortney Allen Tyler (Mike), Dan Allen (Michelle) both from Lawton, Pa., Leeann Brookhouser (Paul), Bacliff, Texas, Kelsi Berumen and Nikki Berumen, Wheatridge, Co., Robert Allen-Sapp (Kristi), Bayard, NE and Devyn Allen-Sapp, Denver, Co., great-grandchildren: Matthew and Kevin Tyler, MaKayla Allen, Lawton, Pa., Andrew Luna of Bacliff, Texas, Haylee Smith, Alyssa and Brooklyn Allen-Sapp all of Bayard, NE, sister , Roberta "Rusty" Pascoe of Hackettstown, NJ, brother & his special friend, Malcolm Batson & Liz Lynch, Norwich, NY, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & her canine fur baby, Tramp. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers-in-law, Joseph Semonski & Eddie Pascoe. A very special thanks to her wonderful caregivers, Sue Kelley, Julie Hibbard-Garner, Stevi Peck, Ranee Bennett & Marshall Thompson for taking great care of Elaine and making it possible for her to spend the end of her life at home where she loved to be. Services: 2 PM Monday, June 29 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA.
Visitation: 6-8 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. Interment: Rush Center Cemetery immediately following. Memorial contributions: may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Greater PA, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA or to True Friend's Animal Welfare, 16332 SR 706, Montrose, PA. –Carol Brotzman

CLAIR R. ‘LOLLY BIXBY of Lowman, NY passed away Thursday morning, July 2, 2015 at the age of 71. Clair was born July 5, 1943 in Elmira, NY, a son of the late John and Grace Bixby. Clair worked for the Elmira Water Board as a mechanic for 26 years and served his country honorably with the US Air Force. He is predeceased by his brothers, John and Richard; sisters, Camilla Heck, Shirley Hurley, Annie Schultz and Mary Lou Graves. Clair is survived by his wife, Geraldine "Gerry" Lowman Bixby; children, Kim (Tony) Glover, Tammy King, Teresa Moody, April (Suzette Laughlin) Borden and Joshua Bixby; 16 grandchildren; sisters Barb Hubbard and Phyllis Kibbe; sister-in-law, Patty (Jerry) Borden; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St, at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 1- 3 and 5 - 7 with military honors to follow at 7PM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/6/2015

BUCK –JEAN B. HOWE, 92, of Walnut Creek, CA, formerly of Mansfield and Ulysses, PA, died Friday, May 8, 2015 in her home. Born May 11, 1922, in Ulysses, she was the daughter of Lawrence E. and Mabel V. Evans Buck. A 1940 valedictorian graduate of Ulysses High School, she went on to Mansfield State College where she graduated in three years. On February 5, 1943, in Ulysses, she married Richard A. Howe, who predeceased her on October 5, 1981. Jean was a long-time member of both Ulysses First Baptist Church and Mansfield First Baptist Church. She also was an active member of several literary and charitable organizations throughout her life. She enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by her many friends and family. Surviving are her four daughters, Margery (Enoch) Bell of Moraga, CA, Joanne (Robert) Horne of Tucson, AZ, Carolyn (Michael) Barrett of Bremerton, WA, and Laurie (Daniel) Corbett of Himrod, NY; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond (Sylvia) Buck of Ulysses; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five sisters, Lois Wilson, Gladys Angood, Louise Miller, Dorothy Erway, and Grace Kear; and two brothers, Roger L. Buck and Robert A. Buck. Friends may call Friday, May 15, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday in the Ulysses First Baptist Church. The Rev. Jason K. Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ulysses First Baptist Church, Ulysses, PA or your own local food bank. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/11/2015

IRVING E. BUMP SR., 74, passed away on June 15, 2015 at his home in Wysox. He was born on May 24, 1941 in Sayre, Pa., a son of the late Irvin E. and Isbell E. (Johnson) Bump. Before he retired, Irvin was employed by the Towanda Borough as part of the public works department. He loved to fish and hunt and was an avid garage sale and flea market shopper. Irvin is survived by his wife, Helen Bump of Rome, Pa.; children, Irvin E. Bump Jr. of Wysox Pa., Cindy and John Evans of Rome, Pa., Lloyd A. Bump of Towanda, Pa., Christina and David Coats of Wyalusing, Pa., and Misdy and Norman Johnson of Colsax, La.; grandchildren, Jessica L. Evans, Donald E. Burgess, Johnny L. Evans III, Cody D. Burgess, Analisa S. Coats and Mackenzey R Evans; one great-grandchild, Natalie M. Burgess; sisters, Mable M. Madigan of Towanda, Pa. and Rosie M. Bailey of Towanda, Pa. At Irvin's request all services will be private. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/16/2015

J. J. BUNNELL of West Avenue, Meshoppen passed away Friday evening, Oct. 13, 19?? (No date written on paper) at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock following an illness. He was born in Tunkahnnock Oct. 3, 1913, son of the John L. and Katherine Gilmartin Bunnell. He was a retired state school auditor and was a personal friend of Governor Robert Casey. Previously he was self-employed for over 40 years as an egg wholesaler, operating Bunnell’s Egg of Meshoppen. He was a member of St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church, Meshoppen and its Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus of Tunkhannock. Mr. Bunnell served as a state democratic committeeman for Wyoming County, was past secretary of Messhoppen Borough and past school director with the Elk Lake School District for many years. He is survived by his wife Mary Bunnell, to whom he had been married 50 years. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Charles Fix of Livingston, NJ; two sons and daughters-in-law; Charles and Patricial Bunnell and John V. and Shirley Bunnell, all of Meshoppen; two sisters, Miss Margaret Bunnell of Cranford, NJ and Mrs. Rose McCrossen of Meshoppen; four grandchildren, Heather Fix, Stacey Bunnell, Jodi Bunnell and Jonathan Bunnell. He was predeceased by a son, Arthur, who passed away at age 14 in 1957. Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. from St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick McDowell officiating. Interment will be in St. Joachim’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited Sunday at 8 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

HAROLD J. BURKE, 80, of Wilmot Township, Bradford County died Tuesday Sept. 13, 1988 at his home. He was born in Wilmot Township April 26, 1908, son of the late John W. and Gertrude Saxe Burke. Mr. Burke married the former Helen Goldbach of Wilmot on June 18, 1946. He was engaged as a dairy farmer all of his life. He was a member of St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church, Dushore and a member of the Wilmot Fire Company. Surviving are his spouse Helen at home; four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Kathleen) Salsman of Wilmot, Miss Maureen Burke of Dushore, Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Mapes of Wyalusing, Mrs. Thomas (Susan) Burns of Dover, DE; a brother, Gerald Burke of Sugar Run; two sisters, Mrs. William (Masie) Steveskey of Binghamton, NY, Mrs. Virginia Traupane of Gainesville, FL; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, James Burke. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore with the Rev. Patrick J. McLaughlin officiating. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Cumminskey. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with a Vigil Services being held at 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

DALE G. BUSHOFSKY, 45, of Dushore died Friday evening Feb. 17, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born in Buffalo, NY on Oct. 4, 1943, the son of Helen Fisher Bushofsky and the late John J. Bushofsky, who predeceased him on April 8, 1984. Mr. Mushofsky was a graduate of Turnpike High School, Mildred class of 1962. He was a trust officer at County National Bank in Montrose for over 15 years and worked for several years at Marine Midland Bank in Binghamton. He returned to Dushore where he was employed for several years at the Endicott-Johnson Corporation in Mildred. For the last several years he was employed by Herman Rynveld’s Son Corporation in New Albany. He was a member of Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, Evergreen Lodge 163, Monroeton and the Colley Grange #365. Surviving in addition to his mother in Dushore, are his wife, the former Mary Walker at home; two sons Dale Timothy and Adam at home; two daughters, Wendy Bushofsky of Binghamton and Brenda Wison of Dushore; a brother, John F. Bushofsky of Phoneix, Arizona; a grandson, Nicholas Wilson of Dushore; three nieces and a nephew. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Zion Chapel, Dushore with the Rev. Richard A. Reeser officiating. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review

BUTLER –KIMBERLY BUTLER DODGE, age 57, passed into rest on Thursday June 4th, 2015 peacefully in her sleep, after a long battle with cancer. Kimberly "Kim" was a wonderful and beloved wife, grandmother, mother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, aunt, cousin, niece, friend, artist, teacher and Christian. She loved the Lord Jesus Christ and will be greatly missed by family, friends, and students. Kimberly was born in Elmira, New York, and is daughter of Robert E. (Judy) Butler and the late Barbara Butler. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy High School. She received her Bachelors in the Arts at Syracuse University and her Master's in Education at SUNY New Paltz. Kimberly worked as a surface pattern designer for Schumacher in New York City and later became an art teacher. Her first teaching position was at Twin Towers Middle School for the Middletown School District in New York until 2009. In 2009, she moved with her family to Hampton, Virginia and began teaching art at Menchville High School for the Newport News, VA, School District. As a teacher, she was very dedicated to the success of her students and the school's art department. She attended Freedom Life Church in Hampton, VA. Kimberly is survived by her husband, William Dodge; sons, Grant (Brook) Dodge of Hampton, VA and Jamieson Dodge of Charleston, SC; daughter, Kristine Dodge (Jonnathan Wilson) of Hampton, VA; brother R. Bruce (Cheryl) Butler of Elmira, NY; sisters, Laura (John) Hart of Norwood, NY, and Susan (Douglas) Pellor of Alpine, NY; grandson, Tyler Dodge; brother-in-law, David (Nancy) Dodge of Huntington, NY; nieces, Alexandra (Scott) Walker of Lockport, NY, Kady Hart of Norwood, NY, Kayla Pellor of Alpine, NY, and Alison Dodge of Huntington, NY; nephews, Justin Seymour of Alpine, NY; Hayden Hart of Norwood, NY, and Scott (Adria) Dodge of Huntington, NY; Uncle, Robert (Chris) Briggs of Cranbury, NJ.; Cousins, Kari (Eddie) Novak of Cranbury, NJ; Heidi (Bernie) Buonanno of Providence, RI; and Amy Briggs of Arlington, VA. A memorial service will be held for family and friends in Virginia at Freedom Life Church, 35 Tide Mill Lane, Hampton, VA at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 27, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Freedom Life Church or a charity of your choice in Kimberly's name. A private service will be held in Elmira for family at a later date. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/2015

MISS CATHERINE E. CAIN, 91, of Dushore died Thursday afternoon April 16, 1987 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estelle. Born in Dushore Dec. 30, 1895, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Harrison Cain. She resided in Dushore most of her life and worked for many years at the Dushore Silk Mill. She also worked for several years in Elmira, NY. She was a member of St. Baisl Roman Catholic Church in Dushore and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. Surviving are one brother Charles Cain of Athens and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday 9:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil Church, Dushore with Rev. William J. Karle officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES A. CAIN, 88, of Athens, PA formerly of Dushore died Friday September 18, 1987. He was born in Dushore, PA on July 1899, the son of Charles and Mary Harrison Cain. Mr. Cain attended Dushore Schools. He was employed for several years by the Harrington Creamery Co. in Dushore and worked for many years for the Cain Dairy as a delivery man in the Dushore and Lopez area. Mr. Cain was a member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore and its Holy Name Society. Recently he attended St. Joseph’s Church in Athens. Survivors include a very close friend, Pauline Leonard of Athens; three nephews: Robert Cain of Dushore, Dr. Francis Cain of Buffalo, NY and John Cain of Chambersburg, PA; five nieces, Mrs. Vern (Alice) Jennings of Meshoppen, Mrs. John (Delores) Cullen of Gasport, NY, Mrs William (Margaret) Kintner of Mehoopany, PA, Mrs. Eugene (Helen) Yonchiuk of Tunkhannock and Mrs. Richard (Mary Grace) Tabor of Manheim, PA. He was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters and one sister, Catherine Cain died on April 16, 1987. Funeral services will be held Monday 10 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Basil’s Church at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph T. Conboy, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church of Athens and the Rev. J. Karle, V.F. pastor of St. Basil’s officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary will be held at 7 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

RICHARD H. CALKINS, age 68, of Venice, FL (formerly of Troy, PA), passed away unexpectedly on June 26, 2015. He was born on February 27, 1947 to Thomas A. (deceased) and Marilyn Calkins in Troy, PA. He is survived by his loving wife, Susan, of 47 years and children, Natalie Lumetta (Vincent) of Palm Bay, Yvonne Calkins (Todd Lynn) of Venice, Danielle Polk (Terry) of North Port, Holly Newell (Nathan) of Tallahassee, Tricia Matheson (Andy) of Venice, and Ricky Calkins of Venice; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas A. Calkins, III and sister, Cheryl Hutter of Troy, PA, several Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He graduated from Troy High School in 1965. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Lion's Club and American Legion. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of any flowers, please enjoy a beverage with your family and neighbors in memory of him. Burial will be private. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/1/2015

JOHN THOMAS CAMP –Word has been received of the death of John Thomas (Tommy) Camp on March 9, 1990 in Chicago, IL. Mr. Camp was born May 10, 1932, the son of the late Harold Camp and Marjorie White Camp Knapp. He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie; three children: Michael Camp and daughter-in-law, Vicki, William Harold Camp and daughter-in-law, Cheryl and a daughter, Susan Camp Moody, all of Chicago. A paternal aunt, Dorothy Washburn, lives in the North Towanda Senior Citizens Building. The funeral service was held March 12 at St. Edward Church in Chicago. Burial was in Mary Hill Cemetery in Chicago. –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES H. ‘BUTCH’ CAMPBELL, 69, of Wellsburg, NY, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Butch was born on June 6, 1946 in Ralston, PA, son of the late Elmer and Marjorie (Letteer) Campbell. He was a graduate of Southside High School, Class of 1965. Butch worked as Chief Lineman for NYSEG and his hobby was helping others. Butch was a volunteer fireman for the Wellsburg Fire Department, enjoyed working on friends cars, and was a part of the Wellsburg Diner family. Butch is survived by his children, Tina M. Campbell of Elmira, NY, Marjorie A. (Richard) Silvestri of Gillett, PA, and Michael C. (Mary Brink) Campbell of Horseheads, NY; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his girlfriend, Cheryl Drew of Horseheads, NY; his brother, Lester "Jim" (Wilma) Campbell of Wellsburg, NY; and his sister, Gertie (Merle) Kingsley of East Smithfield, PA; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. He is also survived by his canine companion Reggie. Butch was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Pauline Robinson. Family and friends are welcome to call from 2:00-4:00 PM on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St. Wellsburg, NY. The memorial service to honor Butch's life will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 3rd at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked memorial contributions may be made in Butch's memory to the Chemung County SPCA 2435 NY-352 Elmira, NY or to the Athens Animal Hospital 475 Riverside Drive Athens, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/1/2015

CLINTON W. ‘CLINT’ CAMPBELL, 94, of Galeton, PA, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Born May 22, 1920 in Germania Station, PA, he was a son of the late Roy and Marie (Burrous) Campbell. Clint was a Veteran having served in the United States Army during WWII. On August 17, 1968, in Galeton, he married the former Mary Pansero, who survives. Clint and his brother, Twist, started Campbell Brothers Trucking and then he worked for the Wellsboro, Addison, Galeton Railroad, the Devling Brothers Hardware Store, Lush Bros. Consolidated Natural Gas, and County Line Enterprises. Along with other medals and awards he received during WWII, Clint was presented the Chevalier Award in 2010. He was an avid supporter of Galeton Little League and was one of the men responsible for building the Little League field. He was a member of St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton, the Galeton VFW, and enjoyed mowing lawn, cutting firewood and spending time with his family. Surviving in addition to his wife, Mary, are two sons, Jim (Diane) Campbell, Wellsville, NY and Thomas (Jill) Campbell, Galeton; two daughters, Diane (Larry) Button and Betty Ann (Bill) Lechler, both of Galeton; a sister, Joan (Richard) McInroy, Canisteo, NY; six grandchildren, Jeff Button, Rick Lechler, Kim Cole, Jaime Palmatier, Kamryn Campbell, and Hayes Campbell; eight great grandchildren, Mara and Lyndsey Rieppel, Marika Swetland, Lexi, and Braelyn Palmatier, Eve Cole, and Mitchel and Billy Lechler; sisters-in law, Toni (Bill) Haner, Horseheads, NY, Francy DeStevens, Gaines, PA and Ginny Pansero, Horseheads, NY; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Clint was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Chase Campbell, a brother, Oliver "Twist" Campbell and a brother-in-law, Carmen "Peanuts" DeStevens. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm and on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00-11:00am at the St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00am with the Rev. Joseph Dougherty as Celebrant. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Military Rites will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/2015

COL. JOSEPH LESTER CAMPBELL, M.D. died Aug. 5, 1989 in Wilson, NC. He was born Feb. 2, 1908 Paterson, NJ. He was reared in Bradford County, PA where he graduated from high school at Athens in 1926. After two years at Mansfield State College, he went to the University of Alabama where he obtained his A.B. degree in 1931. He finished the two year medical program then offered by Alabama before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania medical school where he received his M.D. in 1935. He interned at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and spent several years in private practice before being called for military service. His first assignment was with the Civilian Conservation Corp at the Masten Camp in Pennsylvania. Dr. Campbell received his army training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Beauregard, La. and Fort Bragg, NC. He organized the 42nd Airborne Field Hospital at Camp Carson, CO and commanded this unit when it was glider-landed in the Normandy operation on D-Day. He was engaged in six major campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge. Dr. Campbell was awarded the Soldiers Medal and the Purple Heart. At the end of the war he remained in the Army Medical Corps and served as internist at Veterans Hospitals at Albuquerque, NM, Dwight, IL and Wilmington, DE. His last VA service was as head of the hospital at Butler, PA. While there he earned a Masters of Public Health at the University of Pittsburg. In 1954 he was appointed director of the Greene and Wilson Counties health department, a position that he held until he retired in 1977. He organized a mental health clinic which became a permanent feature of the Public Health Service. In 1959 Dr. Campbell took a years leave of absence to serve as health adviser to the Minister of Public Health of South Korea. Dr. Campbell was a 50-year member of the North Carolina Medical Society and an honorary staff member and an honorary staff member of the Wilson Memorial Hospital. He served for 15 years as a part-time instructor at Atlantic Christian College. He was president of the Eastern North Carolina Public Health Association and was active in the Cancer Society and the American Red Cross. Dr. Campbell was a member of the Wilson First Presbyterian Church, the Rotary Club and the Travelers Protective Association. He is survived by his wife Bernice Bass. Dr. Campbell and his first wife, Eleanor Hoover who died in 1978, leave two daughters: Dr. JoLynne Campbell, who teaches at Wichita, Kansas State College and Nancy Campbell Coker, a legal librarian in New Orleans, LA. He also leaves three step-daughters, Melody Wiggins, Micki Webb and Kay Jackson. Dr. Campbell is survived by a brother, Dr. William A. Campbell of Athens, GA. –Towanda Daily Review

MICHAEL P. CAMPBELL, 70, of Box 216 Lopez, near Lesterville in Sullivan County died Friday afternoon Dec. 26, 1986 at his home after a lingering illness. Mr. Campbell was born July 4, 1916 Hurlford, Scotland, the son of the late Arthur and Agnes Brady Campbell. He has been a resident of Sullivan County since 1982 when he retired as Laundry Manager for St. Francis Hospital in Trenton, NJ. He was a member of the Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mildred and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Surviving are his wife Elizabeth Friedrich Campbell at home: five sons: Arthur of Fairless Hills, PA, James of Cornwell Heights, PA, Francis of Morrisville, PA, Thomas of Mt. Holly, NJ and John of Warrington, PA; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Irene) Sommerser of Levittown, PA and 14 grandchildren. A prayer service will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. Following will be a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Funeral services will be held at the St. Francis of Assisi Church with Rev. Father Paul M. Baier officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home where a recitation of the rosary will be held at 8 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

SHANE BENJAMIN CAMPBELL born June 11, 1987 at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Hospital died shortly after birth. He was the son of Douglas and Michelle Davis Campbell of Goldsboro, NC. He is survived by a brother, Douglas Leo; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Davis of Athens and Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Campbell of Sayre; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Be. Rice; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later time. Memorials may be directed to the North Waverly Chapel, Waverly or the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review

TALMAGE G. ‘BUD’ CAMPBELL, 93, a resident of rural Huntertown, passed away at 7 a. m. on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the family residence in Eel River Township following an extended illness. Mr. Campbell was born on June 2, 1920 in Stanley, New York, a son of Talmage and Lena (Gerould) Campbell and spent his formative years in that area. He graduated from high school in Geneva, New York in 1938, and as a young man served with the U. S. Army during World War II. On October 25, 1947 he was married in Canandiagua, New York to Margaret Wood. He attended Hobart College and IPFW, and was employed at the Cornell University Experiment Station while living in Stanley, New York. For 25 years he worked as a chemist and microbiologist for Central Soya in Decatur, Chicago and later in Fort Wayne, retiring from there in 1982. He later graduated from the nursing program at Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne, and worked as a nurse at Parkview Hospital from 1982 to 1986. He later was employed as a nurse for the American Red Cross for over nine years, retiring in 1996. He and his wife had lived at their present home near Huntertown since 1978. In addition to his employment, his life was marked by memberships and activities in several organizations. He was a member of the Huntertown United Methodist Church, where he had taken an active part and had served as the chairperson of the church's recycling program. He was also a member of the Huntertown Lions Club, Huntertown Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 11314, the American Microscopial Society, the Indiana LPN Association, and participated in Voluntary Opthometric Services for Humanity. Following his retirement he served as chairperson of Huntertown's Focus on Health, and also volunteered with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile. The surviving relatives include his wife Margaret, to whom he was married for over 65 years; two sons Brian E. (Jacqui) Campbell of Delaware, Ohio and Blair G. (Sheila) Campbell of Evanston, Ill; three daughters Cathleen (Ronald) Gjerde of St. Charles, Ill., Constance (Mitchel) McConnell of Brownsburg, and Cynthia (James) Hartline of Noblesville and nine grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers William Campbell and J. Lawrence Campbell; a sister Louise Garcia; and by a grandson Ian Talmage Campbell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Huntertown United Methodist Church, 16021 Lima Rd., with Pastors Greg Hiatt and Sherri Long, officiating. Military rites will follow. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 2-4 and from 6-8 p. m. or one hour prior to the service Thursday. Interment will be in the family plot at the Number Nine Cemetery in Stanley, New York on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 10 a. m. –Funeral Home notice, Carol Brotzman

WILLARD S. CAMPBELL, 86, OF Kent, Ohio passed away Jan. 28, 1988. He was a World War I Army veteran and a member of the Infantry 28th Division. He is survived by his wife, Mildred, nee Wiggins; sons, George of Romulus, NY, Thomas of Hudson, Ohio; grandchildren: Christopher and Amy and a sister in Florida. Private graveside services were held at Crown Hill Memorial Park at Twinsburg on Jan. 30. –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES RALPH CAPWELL, 78, formerly of South Thomas Avenue, Sayre, Pa., passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Pa. Charles was born in Waverly, N.Y. on Oct. 8, 1936; a son of Ralph Freeman Capwell and Myrtle Thelma Larrabee Capwell. He attended Wyalusing High School, Wyalusing, Pa., and in early years worked with his father, Ralph as a house painter in the Valley area. Charles was later employed by Sayre Borough for 20 years until his retirement. Surviving are his sister, Rhoda Higley of Sunbury, Pa.; half-brothers: Harry Barnes and wife Phyllis of Monroeton, Pa., Thomas Barnes and wife Linda of Bartlett, Texas; half-sister, Beth Ann Michaelis and husband Charles of State College, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters: Phyllis Buskirk, Harriet Zolkosky and Anita Ball and a brother, Donald Capwell. The funeral service will be held at 7 p..m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 6/2/2015

CARLSON –HELEN M. WOOD, 87, of Elmira Heights and formerly of Montour Falls, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. She was born in Montour Falls on September 6, 1927, the daughter of the late John and Minnie (Hollenbeck) Carlson. She retired from Shepard-Niles after many years of service. She was predeceased by her husband George Wood, a brother, John Carlson; and her sister, Mildred Knapp. She is survived by her children, Patricia Barber of Elmira Heights, Debra Wheeler of Horseheads, and George Wood; sisters, Betty Carlson and Lois Notarfonzo of Watkins Glen; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Montour Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/10/2015

BYRON G. “BARNEY” CARNEY JR., age 67, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 25, 2015.
Barney was born Feb. 28, 1948, the son of the late Byron G. Carney Sr. and Caroline Rose Carney.
He married the former Diane Smith on May 25, 1968 in Sayre, Pa. He served in the United States Army from 1968 through 1971 in Germany. He worked at Swingle's NAPA store in Sayre for 34 years as a machine shop operator. He was employed as the parts manager at Joe's Marine at the time of his death.
Barney loved anything to do with cars and auto racing, especially NASCAR. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt Jr. He loved to travel with his wife to Lancaster, Pa., and Ocean City, Md. Barney is survived by his wife of 47 years, Diane, at home; his sister, Margaret and her husband, Larry Keener, of Milan, Pa.; brother, James Carney, of Milan, Pa.; sister, Carol, in Alaska; brother, David and his wife, Sharon, of Lakeland, Fla.; aunt Mary Ann Shannon, in Florida, and uncle George and aunt Marie Rose, in Mississippi; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, several cousins, and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ed and Bea Smith, his grandmother, Anna Rose, and his grandfather. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Barney's life will follow the visitation with the Rev. James Donahoo honoring his memory at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one's favorite charity. –Sayre Morning Times 6/27/2015

ZANE B. CHAMBERLAIN, 82, of East Smithfield, Pa. went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was the loving husband of Mary Ellen (Gerould) Chamberlain. The couple married Sept. 30, 1951 and had 63 happy years together. Zane was born on July 27, 1932 in Big Pond, Pa., son of the late John and Doris (Leonard) Chamberlain. He was a 1950 graduate of SRU and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving his country in the Korean War. He worked for Westinghouse for 22 years, the last 12 of those years he was the General Manager of the Westinghouse Transport Fleet in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the next 12 years he was General Manager of the Combustion Engineering Fleet in Windsor, Conn. After leaving Combustion Engineering, Zane and Mary Ellen became owner/operators of Tom Jack's Trading in East Smithfield, and later were joined by friends Mike and Marge Jenkins. Zane was a member of East Smithfield Federated Church, the American Legion, and was past Commander of VFW Post 7378, and served as Smithfield Township Supervisor from 2002-2009. Zane loved God, his family, his country and horses. Zane is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Ellen; his daughter, Lt. Col. Crystal Chambers USMC retired and her husband Jay of Carlsbad, Calif. and his son, Tad L. Chamberlain who is Manager of Systems Analysis for United Health Care along with his wife Vicki of Granby, Conn.; his grandchildren, Adam (Tanya) Nans, Lena (Kyle) Kendall, and Jason Chamberlain; his brother, Lynn (Doris) Chamberlain of Bentley Creek, Pa. and his nephews, Neal and Mark Chamberlain and their families. Zane was preceded in death by his parents.A memorial service for Zane B. Chamberlain is being planned for a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made in Zane's memory to the East Smithfield Federated Church, 257 Church St., East Smithfield, PA or to the Tri-Township Ambulance Assoc., c/o Diane Husted, 16145 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA. "Live fully, be happy, and show any fond memories of me by how you live your life." –Towanda Daily Review 4/26/2015

CHANDLER –SHARON J. COLE, 72, of Sayre, PA passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. She was born on May 19, 1943 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Wilbur and Alberta VanGorder Chandler. Sharon loved spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking. She is predeceased by her husband Harold in 2011 and brother William Chandler. Sharon is survived by her children Karla and Chris McDuffee of Sayre, PA and Barb and Terry Catlin of Chemung, NY, granddaughters Taylor McDuffee and Meghan McDuffee, brother and sister-in-law H. Karl and Gloria Chandler, sister-in-law Barbara Chandler, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. At the family's request a private service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Sharon's memory to: Bradford County Humane Society, US-220, Ulster, PA. –Funeral Home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

IGNATIUS F. (IG) CIPRICH, 72, of Laceyville RD 1, (Black Walnut) passed away Saturday morning Nov. 26, 1988 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock following a long illness. Born in Laceyville Sept. 5, 1916, he was a son of the late Ignatz and Frances Kuffa Ciprich. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the US Army where he was a Private First Class in the Signal Corps, serving in the Pacific Theatre in Luzon from 1941-46. In 1978 he was retired from the Pennsylvania Liquor Contro Board after working there for 30 years. He was a member of St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church of Meshoppen and its Holy Name Society. Mr. Ciprich was a member of the Rough-Hall Post #510 American Legion of Black Walnut and was on the board of directors of the Legion’s Social Club. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Geraldine Cook; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Jane) Ryan of Black Walnut and Mrs. Graham (Judy) Wheel of Kingwood, TX; two sons, Thomas Ciprich of Black Walnut, Robert Ciprich at home: four sisters, Mrs. Stanley (Anna) Kirk of Wyalusing, Mrs. Helen Quinn of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Alberta Lombard of Miramar, FL, Mrs. Ed (Julia) Wiernusz of Tunkhannock; three brothers, Joseph Ciprich of Clark Summit, George Ciprich of Black Walnut, Michael Ciprich of Meshoppen, five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother John in 1967. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 29, 1988 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joachim’s RC Church, Meshoppen with FR. Walter Plominski officiating. Interment will be in St. Joachim’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 709 p.m. Monday with the recitation of the Rosary to be held at 8:30 p.m. Graveside military services will be conducted by the Rought-Hall Post #510 American Legion. –Towanda Daily Review

OWEN ARTHUR CLARK, 87, of Troy, PA, passed away quietly at his home on Friday, May 1, 2015. Married November 22, 1950 to Marie (Card) Clark, he was the loving husband, father, and grandfather for 64 years. Owen was born May 8, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late William A. and Leona F. (Owen) Clark. He served his country in the US Navy and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Education and Physics from Penn State University and his Master’s degree from Brown University. Owen was the Troy High School Mathematics teacher from 1956-1966 and then Professor of Mathematics at Mansfield University from the fall of 1966 till his retirement in 1990. He was head of the Mathematics Department for several years and was also involved in the university math club. Owen was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, the church’s choir, and served on the Presbyterian Session. He was a member of the grange and their barbershop quartet, and served on the Troy Area School District School Board for many years. A challenge to balance his devotion to teaching and farming, Owen always had time to encourage his children, especially in the area of swimming. His love of history inspired Owen and Marie to travel abroad to study the masters of art, music, and woodworking which he himself had as hobbies. Owen had the utmost respect for the farming community and loved the tranquility of the family farm with its wildlife, woodlots, and sheep. Owen is survived by his loving wife Marie, his daughters Cynthia (Steve) Litchfield of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and Dorothy (Kim) Kinsman of Troy, PA, his grandchildren: David and Elizabeth Litchfield, Chelsea (Matthias) Hess, Angela (Jeff) Jennings, Blair (Ashley) Kinsman, and Leslie Kinsman, his great grandsons Clayton, Weston, and Joel Jennings, his brother Donald (Doris) Clark of Laytonsville, MD, a nephew and two nieces, his Tuesday card playing group, along with his loving care givers and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a nephew, and his son, Thomas O. Clark. Family and friends are welcome to gather to celebrate Owen’s life from 3:00-5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Owen’s memory to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, PO Box 84, Sylvania, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/2/2015

CONVERSE –DEBORAH MARIE (NANA) HACKETT, age 64 resident of Elmira, NY passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Alabama. Deborah retired from the Chemung County Nursing Facility after many years of service. Deborah is survived by her seven children, Sarah (Gregory) Scheepsma, Elmira, NY; William (Michelle) Hackett, Elmira, NY; Tricia (Ralph) Cleveland, Hornell, NY; Theresa (Arthur James) Melendez, Foley, AL; Michele Hackett (Ron Chandler), Lockwood, NY; Michael Hackett II, Montgomery, AL; Stacey Hackett (Willie Henry), Elmira, NY; her grandchildren, Maria, Gregory II, Jennifer, Joe (Jennifer), Jonathon (Kirsten), Brent, Summer, Chad, Mandy, Ronnie, A.J., Anne Marie, Chris, Courtney, Ronald, Nora, Breton, Marquessa, Makayla, Patience, Evan, Mikey III, Jamie, Jackie, Devonte, Jaycey, JT; 12 great grandkids; her brothers, Doug (Robin) Converse, Richard (Rita) Converse and her sister, Peggy (Lane) Fluman. Deborah was predeceased by her husband, Michael J Hackett; father, Richard Converse; mother, Teresa Converse and her sister, Carol (Joe) Barton. Friends may call at the Baker Family Funeral Home on Wednesday June 10, 2015 from 3PM-5PM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Debra's memory to a charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/7/2015

TREVOR STEPHEN VAUGHN COOKE, 26, of East Troy, PA passed away accidently on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the family farm. Trevor was born on May 25, 1989 in Towanda, PA, son of Stephen P. Cooke and Trena Jennings. He was a Troy High School graduate, Class of 2008 and was a member of the Future Farmers of America while in school. After high school Trevor attended the Hiram G. Andrews Center in Johnstown, PA where he learned small engine repair. His true love was the family farm and all the livestock there. Trevor also enjoyed riding his four wheeler, playing video games and watching movies, hunting and fishing, and arguing with family and friends. He attended Grave Fellowship Church in Troy. Trevor is survived by his father, Stephen P. Cooke of East Troy, PA, his mother, Trena Jennings (Kenny Brown) of Springfield, PA, his brother, Specialist Devin Cooke of Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, his sister, Whitney Cooke of East Troy, his maternal grandparents Vaughn (Joan) Jennings, Jr. of Granville Summit, PA, and Janet Cooke of Pottsville, PA, his special great uncle and aunt Norman and Pat Fish of East Stroudsburg, PA, his canine companion Aiden James, his favorite cat Sh*t Head, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many good friends. Trevor is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Donald and Patricia Cooke. Family and friends are welcome to call from 12:00-1:00 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA. The family has asked that all attending please dress casual to honor Trevor. The memorial service to celebrate Trevor’s life will follow the visitation at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 20th at the funeral home with Pastor Joe Alkire officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Trevor’s memory to the Troy Future Farmers of America c/o Troy High School 310 Elmira Street Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/17/2015

GERALD L. (JERRY) DAILEY, age 79 and a long-time resident of Elmira went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 7. 2015. Jerry was born in Williamsport, PA.; March 24, 1935 to William Dailey and Dorothy Emerick Dailey; both deceased. He is predeceased by his brother Charles (June) and sister, Judy (Rand) Murnane. He is survived by sisters Penny (Charles) Noll who shared birthdays with him, Linda (Edward-deceased) Coleman, Ethel (Jan) Verkey; and brothers William (Rita), Dennis, Duane (Charlotte) and Gary Dailey; and a loving step-mother, Marion Dailey. As a young man Jerry did superior paint jobs and mechanical work on foreign cars at a gas station at the end of Kinyon Street for many years. Throughout his life he enjoyed buying, fixing and selling cars. His love was in the junk business. He enjoyed getting a good bargain on anything and passing those savings onto family and friends. Jerry was loved and will be missed by his family and friends. He will be in our hearts forever. Donations may be made to the Heart Association. There will be a celebration and memorial of Jerry's life at Harris Hill Park on July 26, 2015 from noon until. We welcome everyone who knew Jerry to join us. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/24/2015

ROBERT FRANCIS DAVENPORT, 91, of Stroudsburg, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Pocono Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Lena G. (Geffert) Davenport, who died June 10, 2012; they were married for 67 years at the time of her death. Born Dec. 12, 1923 in Passaic, N.J., he was the son of the late General James W. and Lois (MacGuffie) Davenport. He was a Pennsylvania resident of Stroudsburg from 1955 and, prior to that, of Sayre. He was a member of Saint Luke's Catholic Church of Stroudsburg. He was a kind, caring and patient man who silently helped a lot of people less fortunate than himself. Bob was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II in the European Theatre, England, France, Belgium and Germany. He was inducted in November of 1942 and discharged in March of 1946. Bob was a reconnaissance NCO with the 881st Field Artillery of the 69th Division from its formation at Camp Shelby, Miss., to Winchester, England, to the Battle of the Bulge, as an attached unit of the 28th Division, continuing with the 69th thru Leipzig, to ultimate link-up with the Russians on the Elbe River. His European service ended following duty as a part of the Occupation Forces in the American zone of Berlin. Bob was active in the community and was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 1106, Stroudsburg; George N. Kemp Post American Legion, East Stroudsburg; Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre, Pa., a member for over 50 years; BPOE Elks Lodge No. 319, East Stroudsburg; CLU Club, East Stroudsburg and the Moose Lodge No. 1336, Stroudsburg. Prior to his retirement in 1988, he worked as a banker for over 48 years, starting his career at the First National Bank of Sayre, then the Security Bank of Stroudsburg, and retiring from the First National Bank of Palmerton. Bob is survived by his two sons Robert F. Davenport Jr. of Loganville, Ga., and Mark Davenport and his wife Lidarae of Stroudsburg; seven grandchildren James Davenport and his wife Diana, Amy Davenport Walker and her husband Michael, Jeffrey Davenport, Amy Sabatino, Steven Davenport, Lara Davenport and Jon Davenport; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by twin sons Matthew and Michael, a twin granddaughter Lisa Davenport and a brother James A. Davenport. He is also survived by his siblings, Martha Schreck of Sayre, Warren (Mac) Davenport of Wysox, Pa., and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 818 Main St., Stroudsburg, with the Rev. Fr. Carmen Perry as celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow in the Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg. There will be a viewing from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: St Luke's Catholic Church, 818 Main Street, Stroudsburg, or the charity of your choice. –Sayre Morning Times 4/21/205

DAVIDSON –KATE (DAVIDSON) BALL of Union City, N.J. (formerly Wellesley and South Dennis, Mass.) passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Alaris at the Fountains South in Seacaucus, N.J. Born in Springfield, Mass. to Walter and Jane (Beyer) Davidson, Kate spent most of her childhood being raised in Towanda, Pa. by Dan and Marjorie Oakes and graduated from Athens High School. Kate worked as an administrative assistant at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kate also owned and operated a typing service, then became a dedicated housewife and mother. She also wrote and researched a piece on the Coconut Grove Fire in Boston. Kate will be greatly missed by her beloved husband, Donald E. Ball; her two cherished daughters, Emily Ball Jabbour and her husband Peter, and Kristen Ball; and her endeared granddaughters, Katherine and Brynn Jabbour. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Failla Memorial Home in Hoboken, N.J. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Kate's memory to the Alzeheimer’s Association. –Towanda Daily 5/9/2015

DAVIS –BETTY (DAVIS) ATKINSON, 87, long-time resident of Morris Run, PA passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 22, 2015 at the Carlton Senior Care Home in Wellsboro. Betty Elizabeth was born in Middlebury Center on November 21, 1927. She was married to Louis Atkinson for 58 years before his passing on Dec. 10, 2007. Family, home and raising her children always came first in Betty’s life. She possessed many friends and was well-known for her outgoing nature. Though sometimes stubborn, everyone loved Betty’s humor. She especially enjoyed being outdoors and picking blueberries. Betty received wonderful care at Carlton’s where the staff affectionately called her “Betty Boop”. Surviving are her six children, Louie (Roxie) of East Troy, Gary (Rose) of Calif., Denny (Tina) of Covington, Sherry (Rob) Winter of Cogan Station, Ron and Larry both of Morris Run; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Louis; an infant son, Donald and two sisters. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Betty’s life 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3rd at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St. in Blossburg with Pastor Michele Somerville, officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. The family will provide flowers. Consider a memorial in Betty’s name to the Carlton Senior Care Home, 10 West Ave. Wellsboro, PA. –Carol Brotzman

WILLIAM LAMARR DAY, age 67 of Lowman, NY, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 following an extended illness. Bill was born November 21, 1947 in Elmira, NY, son of Mary (Holcomb) Day Conkling and the late Robert Day. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Vietnam era but received an honorable medical discharge due to health issues which he had most of his life. Bill and the former Sylvia Jocelyn Lermeny were married on May 28, 1977 and would have celebrated 38 years together on Thursday. Bill was an avid sportsman, card player and gardener. His family will miss the vegetables and wild game on their table. Bill's memberships included the Sullivan Trail Rod & Gun Club, Ridgebury Sportsman Club, and he was also a former dedicated member of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department. He was a good man and sociable person who would lend a helping hand to anyone who was in need. Survivors include his mother, Mary Day Conkling of Virginia Beach, VA; father-in-law, Edward Skinkle of Lowman; his loving wife, Sylvia Jocelyn Day of Lowman; two sons, Craig Day (Suzanne Sumner) of Lowman, Thomas Day (Francesca) of Lowman; a grandson, Gavin of Tully, NY; sisters, Nancy Storch of Ocala, FL, Catherine Holroyd of Virginia Beach, VA, a brother, Robert (Christy) Day of Chambersburg, PA; close friends, Jason Robinson of Springwater, NY, Raymond Fraboni of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held at the family cabin on Armenia Mountain, PA in July. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/28/2015

JERRY J. DEAN, age 57, of Dundee, NY died unexpectedly on Wednesday May 20, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital, in Montour Falls, N.Y. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to help with headstone costs c/o his wife Colleen Dean, 43 Hollister St. Apt. 1, Dundee, NY. Jerry was born January 13, 1958 in Montour Falls, NY, the son of Leo C. and Catherine Edwards Dean. On April 17, 2009 in Elmira, N.Y. he married the former Colleen S. Bender. He had been a carpenter in Wyoming, prior to returning to NY. Jerry loved nature, Native American Art, and Country Music. He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife of six years, Colleen S. Dean at home; his mother, Catherine Dean of Montour Falls; a sister, Blanche Rowsey of Binghamton; two brothers, Delbert Dean of Pennsylvania, and Charles Edward Dean of Dundee; along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Leo "Clyde" Dean Jr. in 1988; his father, Leo C. Dean Sr. in 1999 and a sister, Dorothy Dean in 2008. Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/24/2015

ANDREW S. ‘SONNY’ DECKER, age 76, of Lopez, Pa., well known Dushore barber, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. "Sonny" was born Jan. 24, 1939 in New Albany, Pa. to the late Andrew and Julia Patrician Decker. He graduated from the Turnpike High School a member of the class of 1957. He worked for a short time at the former Weldon Mfg. Co. in Lopez, and was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1963 during the Vietnam War. He served Fort Sam Houston, Texas where he worked in the Hospital Medical Laboratory, and was discharged in 1965. He graduated from the City Barber Institute in Wilkes-Barre and then completed his internship as an apprentice for Guy Miller, in Benton, Pa. In May of 1968 he started his own business in the former Green Swan Block at the red light in Dushore, by taking over the shop that was previously run by Core Kelly and Tony Zangara. After the building was razed in 1999 he moved to his present shop next to Peoples State Bank. He was quoted in an article that he was the only male barber in Sullivan County. He was widely known and cut hair for the very young to the very old and also on occasion did house calls for the infirmed. Another quote from a customer was that, "We have solved quite a few problems while waiting or sitting in the chair." He was an icon of the quiet simple life that is synonymous with Sullivan County.Sonny had a love of nature since he was a child which continued throughout his life. He would constantly comment on the beauty of God's creation. He maintained a magnificent flower garden at his home and also at his shop. Sonny was a very active member of Ss. Peter & Paul's Byzantine Catholic Church in Lopez, Pa. where he was the treasurer and a member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore, Pa. He was also a member of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion in Mildred, Pa. Surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Donna Decker of Levittown, Pa.; two sisters and brother-in-law, Sister Janet Decker O.S.B.M. of Uniontown, Pa., Elaine and Gerald Gehman of Sellersville, Pa.; and three nieces, Lisa Decker, Lori Gehman and Vanessa Gahman Cloud; and one nephew, Bobby Decker; and two grand-nieces, Juliet Cloud and Ally Decker; and two grand-nephews, Timmy Decker and Ryan Decker, all of which he was very proud.Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the transferal service on Tuesday morning at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Richard Rojas, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in Ss. Peter & Paul's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Lopez, Pa.The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be sent to Sisters of St. Basil, P.O. Box 878, Uniontown, PA.Graveside military services will be accorded by members of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 4/25/2015

DEEMY –MARY FRANCES VAUGHAN, 83, passed away on May 5, 2015 at her residence in Alexandria, Va. Mary, who was called "Sis" by her family and many of her friends, was born in Canton, Pa., the daughter of John and Winifred (Pomeroy) Deemy. She was a graduate of Troy Pennsylvania High School and The Pennsylvania State University. In 1954 she wed her high school sweetheart Evan "Jim" Vaughan, now Captain USN (ret.), to whom she was married for 60 years. In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Valerie (Jon) Monschein, Elaine (Walter) DeLap and James (Eleanor) Vaughan. Her son Andrew predeceased her. She also leaves behind her sister Ruth Deemy, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Mary was a Navy wife, a mother, and a teacher. She was a beautiful and kind lady who loved teaching, reading and working in her gardens. She was also a Nittany Lion and Navy football fan, who enjoyed an occasional glass of good wine. She looked forward every year to summers spent with her children at her cottage on Mountain Lake in Pennsylvania. In retirement she continued to teach in elementary school as a volunteer and worked in support of her local library. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames XVII Century. For many years she was a docent at the DAR Museum in Washington D.C. Funeral services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., 2nd Floor, Bethesda, Maryland. –Towanda Daily Review 5/17/2015

TODD A. DEWEY, of Horseheads, NY, passed away after a courageous fight with lung cancer on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the too-young age of 55. Todd was born on September 10, 1959, in Elmira, NY, a son of Charles J. and Beverly Lathrop Dewey. He was everyone's favorite plumbing and heating contractor. Todd served in the 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division of the United States Army from 1977-1980. Todd is survived by his wife, Jeanne E. Ross; his children, Charles R. of Horseheads, and Nicole Dewey-Apgar (George) of Trumansburg; his brothers, Lon (Karen Mecum) of Horseheads, Scott (Becky) of Elmira, and Matthew (Debra) of Dallas, PA; his grandchildren, Mia DiLuzio and Lucas Apgar of Trumansburg; and his parents. He also leaves Uncle Roger and Aunt Jeanne Dewey of Horseheads, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, hunting and fishing buddies (you know who you are), friends, and customers. Relatives and friends are invited to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, on Monday, May 4, 2015, from 2 PM - 7 PM. Todd's Funeral Services and Military Honors will begin at 7 PM. Please bring your photos of Todd to share and write down your stories and memories of Todd for his family to cherish. A celebration of Todd's life will be held at a later date. A special thank you to the angels in the Oncology Department of the Guthrie Clinic and on 5 Main in Robert Packer Hospital for their TLC. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/3/2015

REGINALD DIODATI, 86, of Troy, PA passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Reginald Robert Diodati was born May 10, 1929 in Methuen, Mass. He was a son of the late Ralph and Marie (Victor) Diodati. After serving in the U.S. Army, Reginald was employed as an engineer for Gerber Scientific Instruments in Connecticut for many years until retiring. He and his wife of 60 years, the former Ingrid Loeffeck, made their home in Bradford County 28 years ago. Reginald possessed a loving spirit and was a devoted husband, brother and friend. In addition to his wife Ingrid, surviving are two brothers, Ralph Drew of Georgia and Ronald R. Diodati of Maine and a niece, Cynthia Diodati of Maine. In keeping with Mr. Diodati’s wishes, there are no public services. His remains will be placed on his beloved property. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. –Pepper Funeral Home Notice 6/12/2015

MR. LOWELL THOMAS DITZLER, age 81, of Colley, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., with his loving family at his side. Lowell was born on Aug. 1, 1933 in Greenpoint, Lebanon County, Pa., a son of the late David Elmer and Jennie Caroline Krieser Ditzler. He graduated from Jonestown High School in Jonestown, Pa. and honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956, having served during the Korean conflict and achieving the rank of Sgt. He was transferred in the Army Reserves and later to the 201 Red Horse Air National Guard at Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pa. He married the former Marguerite "Peggy" Tironie of Hughesville, Pa. on May 9, 1959 and they enjoyed 50 years of happy marriage until her passing on Jan. 27, 2010. Lowell and Peggy resided in Lickdale, Pa. where he owned and operated a barber shop for 25 years. He was a carpenter who worked at the Ft. Indiantown Gap until retiring as a Master Sergeant in 1998. He was also a deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer in Lebanon and then transferred to Sullivan County until he retired. Lowell and Margaret moved to Sullivan County in 1984 while he continued his work at Indiantown Gap.He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and enjoyed spending time with them and also his favorite dogs, Beau and Beauty.He was a member of the Sattazahn Lutheran Church in Jonestown, Pa. and attended Zion Chapel in Dushore, Pa. He was a member of the Masons, Shriners and Tall Cedars of Lebanon in Jonestown, and a life member of the N.R.A. Surviving are his two sons, David Lowell Ditzler of Colley, Pa., Drew Thomas Ditzler of Colley, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene (James) Price of Fredericksburg, Pa.; brother, Pierce (Shirley) Ditzler of Jonestown, Pa.; sister, Sandra Fulmer of Cleona, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Cecelia Tironie of Hughesville, Pa., Ruth Alice Hunter of Florida; two grandsons, Thomas James Price of Fredericksburg, Pa., Travis Lowell Price of Fredericksburg, Pa.; two great-granddaughters, Sarah Elizabeth Price of Lebanon County, Pa., Amelia Grace Price of Lebanon County, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, with the Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier officiating. Interment will be in the Colley Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home. Graveside military services will be accorded by Legion members who are asked to assemble and pass in review at 1:45 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society , Sullivan County Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/26/2015

MARGARET MAY DONAHUE, age 82, of West Auburn (Laceyville), PA passed away peacefully on April 19, 2015 at her daughter’s house in Monroe Township, PA. Margaret was born on July 31, 1932 in West Auburn, PA the daughter of the late Michael P. Donahue and Celia Nichols Donahue Benscoter. She graduated from the Laceyville High School with the Class of 1950. She was employed with the Bendix Corporation in South Montrose, PA. She retired after 40 years of employment when the plant shut down.
Margaret enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Pennsylvania Polkas. She liked to play cards, crochet, bowling leagues at the Maplewood Lanes in Montrose, PA, and sitting peacefully in her chair while watching the cows in the back yard. She loved the New York Yankees and was a special fan of Derek Jeter. She appreciated the county music especially Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, and Johnny Cash. She took great pleasure in hanging out with her friends from the Bendix Corporation at PJ’s (Bowies), Red’s Dinner, and the ballpark in South Montrose, PA. She was fond of eating at Long John Silvers and Marsha’s Dinner in Sugar Hollow, PA. Most of all she like to hang out with her friends Janice Robinson and Shirley Thrasher and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a very giving heart and was always there to help people, sometimes even a little too much. She is survived by her daughters Terri DeWolf of Monroe Township, PA, Debbie Childress of Great Bend, PA; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brother Randel Donahue of Laceyville, her best friend Bambi (the cat) as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law Bessie and Gerald Benscoter and her sister-in-law Helen Donahue. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Warren Hotel, 46 Warren St., Tunkhannock, PA. Interment will follow at the Vaughn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Margaret’s name to the EMS station of the donor’s choice. –Carol Brotzman

JONATHAN ANDREW DRAKE, 32, of Pine City and formerly of Wellsburg, NY passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Jonathan was born on May 10, 1983 in Elmira, son of Michael F. and Teddi Anne (Vanderpoel) Drake of Pine City, NY. He was a graduate of South Side High School, Class of 2000, and worked as a Roustabout in the natural gas industry. In high school Jonathan was all around outstanding athlete, playing basketball, football, and baseball where he excelled. He also enjoyed playing golf and spending time with family and friends. Jonathan was known for his generosity and having a big heart, he would give everything he had to someone in need. He was friendly, always happy, and was loved by all. Jonathan is survived by his parents, his son Jonathan Andrew Drake, Jr. who was the light of his life, his siblings: Courtney (Jamie) Mines of Elmira, NY, Michael M. (Crissy) Drake of Vestal, NY, Craig M. (Michele) Drake of Wellsburg, NY, Lindsey L. (Benjamin) Becker of Elmira, NY, and Maria Drake with fiancé Steven Wright of Corning, NY, along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are welcome to call from 12-3pm on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Jonathan's life will be held at 3pm on Saturday, July 18th at the funeral home with Fr. Joseph Kutch of the Epiphany Roman Catholic Parish officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/2015

DRISCOLL –CELIA JANE (DRISCOLL) LENOX born Oct. 18, 1960, to Thomas and Betty (Taylor) Driscoll in Towanda, Pa., died unexpectedly in her home in Nanjemoy, Md., on Friday, May 15, 2015. She graduated from Towanda High School in 1978 and married Bill Lenox of Towanda, Pa. in 1981. To say that Celia was a devoted mother and grandmother is an understatement; she helped raise her grandchildren, who affectionately called her "Mom Mom." Celia also extended her love and kindness to children of friends and neighbors and welcomed them into her home with an "open-door" policy. Additionally, she was a most tender and compassionate steward to animals. Although she held various jobs throughout her life as cook, secretary and childcare worker, her most gratifying position outside the home was serving as a receptionist in a local veterinarian's office. Celia's care for animals extended outside the clinic as she frequently adopted stray and/or injured dogs and cats. Celia was a generous, passionate person who always considered the feelings of others over her own. She loved music, dancing, her friends, and family, and life itself. She was sensitive, compassionate and quick to forgive, and her frequently self-deprecating sense of humor saw her through many a tough time. Celia will be sorely missed by her closest family members and friends. Celia is survived by immediate family members: her husband Bill; daughter Mallory (Robert) Johnson and their children Kadence, Kassidy, and Joszef; her mother Betty Driscoll of Athens, Pa.; sisters Maria (Hugh) McMahon, of Lockwood, N.Y.; Darla (Lawrence) Morse of Monnroeton, Pa.; Linda Rhodes of Rome, Pa.; Donna (Richard) Scheithauer of Towanda, Pa.; in-laws Margaret Chilson, Mary Theresa (Gary) Bailey, Sarah (Rick) ?Rehfeldt, Timothy (Connie) Lenox, Kathleen (Mike) Reider, Missy (Donny) Parsons; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and animals she loved. She was pre-deceased by her father, Thomas Driscoll; grandparents William and Mabel Taylor of Sayre, Pa.; father and mother-in-law Bill and Dorothy Lenox of Towanda, Pa.; brother-in-law, Michael Rhodes of Tunkhannock, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a special animal companion "Tinkerbell." A celebration of Celia's life will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at Memorial Park in Towanda, Pa., Friends and family are invited to at the United Methodist Church on Church Street, Monroeton, Pa. immediately following. Pastor presiding is Pastor Kitty Keller. Those who wish may kindly make a memorial donation in Celia Lenox' name to the Bradford County Humane Society at P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 5/19/2015

ELLIS –WANDA BAKER was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and had attended Muncy High School. She retired in 1995, from SCI Muncy after 10 years as a corrections officer. She was a social member of the Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Company and enjoyed bingo, spending time on her computer and with her grandchildren. Wanda is survived by a son, Terry R. (Stacey) Baker, Harrisburg; a daughter, Linda A. Hopkins, Huntersville; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren and two sisters, Betty Sones, Clarkstown and Rosemary Plotts, Augusta, GA. In addition to her husband, Wanda was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Jean Barto; three brothers, James, John and Oscar “Bud” Ellis and a sister, Anna Skiver. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville by Pastor James Savage. The interment will be in Twin Hill Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. till the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Co., 180 North Main St., Picture Rocks, PA. –Funeral Home Notice contributed by Carol Brotzman
ELLIS –WANDA E. BAKER, 83, of Muncy died at her home June 16, 2015. She was born March 5, 1932, in Muncy, a daughter of the late Oscar E. and Pearl E. (Savage) Ellis. In 1962, she married the late Ray F. “Pete” Baker, who died in 1980. –Towanda Daily Review 6/17/2015

ERLE –THELMA R. BUNDLE, 60, of New Albany RD 2 died Tuesday morning Sept. 16, 1986 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a lingering illness. Born Dec. 3, 1925 in Sullivan County, she was the daughter of Byron and Edna Hunsinger Erle. On July 12, 1986, she and her husband celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary. She was a life-long resident of Bradford and Sullivan counties. Her main interest in life was her home and family. She was a devoted wife and mother and a truly loving and caring grandmother. She has a special love and talent for music which was a gift that she shared with everyone who knew her. Surviving are her husband, Stanley F. Bundle at home; three sons, Thomas (and Karen) Bundle of Syracuse, Byron (and Cynthia) Bundle and Stanley D. (and Cindy) Bundle, all of New Albany; four daughers, Mrs. Frederick (Susan) Pellecchia of Morristown, NJ, Mrs. Charles (Nancy) Hendricks of Dale City, VA, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Bump of Towanda, Mrs. Marc (Patricia) Teeter of New Albany; father, Byron F. Erle of Sayre; two brothers, Elwood Erle of Penn Yan, NY and Bernard Erle of Athens; sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Dorothy) Cullen of Owego; ten grandchildren, Thomas R. and Tricia Bundle, Eric Pellecchia, Sheena Hendricks, Zachary Bump, Amanda and Samantha Bundle, Devin Teeter and Jason and
Jamie Bundle. The funeral service will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Richard Reeser, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review

LEWIS C. ESTELL, 59, of Elk Lake, PA passed away unexpectedly, Monday, June 8, 2015 at his home. Born April 19, 1956 in Sayre, PA, he was the son of Alberta [Potter] Estell and the late Lewis L. Estell who passed away when he was a teenager. He was a foremen for the former Brunges Pallet for 31 years, worked for the former Castle Concrete Products for 3 years and most recently Hall Construction. Lew was an avid hunter & fisherman and enjoyed playing horseshoes. Survivors include his loving wife of almost 35 years, Carol [Owen] Estell of Elk Lake, PA, mother & step-father, Alberta & Blaine Warriner of Montrose, PA, daughters & sons-in-law, Christina & Brandon Hunsinger of Springville, PA, Brandy & Timothy Arthur of South Montrose, PA, sisters & brothers-in-law, Judy & Jack Grick of Panama City, FL, Debbie & Jack Bennett of Monroeton, PA, Twyla & Steve Puterbaugh of Williams Pond, PA, brother & sister-in-law, Dale & Cindy Estell of Montrose, PA, grandchildren, Conner, Hunter, Mathew, and Abigail, mother-in-law, Marie Owen, Black Walnut, PA, one sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law and several nieces & nephews. Services: 11 AM Friday at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA. Visitation: 1 hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross, 3880 SR 6, Tunkhannock, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

ROBERT (BOB) FARRELL, 78, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015 after a courageous fight with cancer. Bob is survived by his wife, Dawn of 37 years; son and daughter-in-law, Patrick (Mickey) and Donielle Farrell; daughters, Teresa (Terri) Farrell and Neil Cornell, Elizabeth (Beth) and Sean Coddington; stepson, Anthony (Tony) and Lisa Jenner; sisters, Patricia Farrell, Judy White, and Gracanne (Steve) Engler; a brother, Terence (Terry) and Nancy Farrell; and sister-in-law, Sandra Farrell; 11 grandchildren, Kathie (Steve) Elmore, Eric, Donny and Chloe Farrell, Dillon Farrell, Seanny, Sarah and Kyle Coddington, Christopher, Cole and Hali Jenner; great-grandsons, Zachary and Allen Elmore. He is also survived by many brother- and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Maurice (Maury) Farrell. Born June 13, 1936 in Williamsport, Pa. to Patrick J. and Inez Farrell, he graduated from Sayre High School in 1954. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954-1958. He retired in 2000 from the Sayre Post Office after 20 years as a letter carrier. He also worked at Athens Foundry, Conrail, and GE Railcar. He was a past social member of the Sons of Italy, Catholic War Vets and Waverly VFW. He was a lifetime member of Sayre Elks 1148. He is a member of the Sayre Athletic Hall of Fame. An avid sports fanatic, he loved his Celtics, Vikings, Twins and "Alabama Crimson Tide." He loved playing cards (euchre and poker). He was a past member for many years of Tomasso's Golf Club. He had many friends and a special knack for humor. A special thank you to Dr. Walsh, Dr. Jones, Dr. Sampson, Dr. Cagir and Dr. Lowry for their care over the years. Thank you also to Lourdes Hospice. Family and friends are invited to call from 9 to 10 a.m. with the funeral service beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, Pa. Memorial donations can be made in memory of Robert Farrell to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a Foundation for Childhood Cancer — Fundraising ID E1134799, Wynnewood, PA (This foundation was important to Bob as it helped his great-grandson Zachary when he was facing medical difficulties). Arrangements have been entrusted to The Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Services, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 5/12/2015

FERRIS –FRANCES O. ‘FRAN’ REEVES, age 76, of Wysox, Pa., passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday afternoon July 4, 2015. Fran was born on May 25, 1939 in Lymanville, Pa., a daughter of the late Frank K. Ferris who passed away in 1984, and Edna C. Sickler Ferris who passed away in 2000. She graduated from Tunkhannock High School with the class of 1958. On June 18, 1960 she married Maurice "Mike" I. Reeves Sr., in Jenningsville, Pa. Mr. Reeves, passed away on April 28, 2008. Fran was employed as an Operation Manager, for the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority for over 20 years until her retirement in 2005. Fran attended the Bumpville Bible Church. She loved the ocean, the beach, and especially the lighthouses of the Outer Banks, N.C. Fran was very interested in history especially her family's genealogy and the history of the Civil War. Fran also enjoyed grave stone hopping as well. Fran is survived by her sons Maurice "Mike" Reeves Jr. of Clermont, Fla., and Allen D. Reeves of Wysox, Pa. Also surviving are her brothers Henry Ferris of Battle Mountain, Nev., David Ferris of Jenningsville, Pa., Howard Ferris and his wife Tammy of Jasonville, Ind.; sisters Bessie Robinson of Jenningsville, Pa., Kathy Dimon of Jenningsville, Pa., Naomi Worth of Battle Mountain, Nev., and Eva Minchew and her husband Art of Carlin, Nev.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband she is preceded in death by her brothers Frank A. Ferris Jr. (2001) and Stanley A. R. Ferris (2004). Abiding with the wishes of Fran there will be no funeral services or hours of calling. Family and friends may attend a graveside service at the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville, Pa., at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015 with the Reverend Ron Dyer of the Dushore United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main St., Laceyville, Pa. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa; the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA or the Bumpville Bible Church, Rome, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 7/7/2015

FINNERTY –RUTHANN EDWARDS, 48, of Bethlehem, Pa., passed away May 18, 2015 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa., following a prolonged illness. She was born Ruthann Noelle Finnerty on Dec. 25, 1966 at Easton Hospital in Easton, Pa. She was the daughter of Mrs. Marianne Byars and the late Mr. Andrew Finnerty of Ulster, Pa. and granddaughter of Ruth and Stephen Leskoven of Wilmot Township, Pa. She was raised on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Towanda, Pa., where she developed her love for animals and became an avid horsewoman. She was active in 4H and competed in the Dairy Princess pageant. She graduated from Troy Area High School. Ruthann traveled and resided in several western states where she worked as a waitress, secretary and office manager. She had three loving sons, Ritchie, Roger and C.J. She is survived by her mother, Marianne Byars of Bethlehem; as well as a sister, Colleen of Carlisle, Pa.; and three brothers, Christopher of Bethlehem, Daniel of York, Pa., and Drew of Bethlehem; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and a fiancé, Glen Goreski of Bethlehem. An open-air memorial service will be held to celebrate her life at 10 a.m. on July 18, 2015 at the pavilion in Riverfront Park on the east bank of the Susquehanna River in Wysox, Pa., with the Reverend Bob Martin officiating. Any person wishing to show their respect is invited to participate. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Marianne Byars at 323 Apollo Drive, Bethlehem, PA –Towanda Daily Review 7/16/2015

FISK –WANDA L. RODMAN, age 86 of Knoxville, PA, passed away at her daughter's house in Troupsburg on Saturday, October 24, 2015, surrounded by her family. Born March 4, 1929 in Covington, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Pauline (Moore) Fisk. Wanda grew up in Elkland, where she was known as "Sweetheart". Her family moved to Knoxville where she graduated from the Knoxville School. She married Donald Rodman on April 7, 1946, he passed away in 1975. Wanda, who was lovingly known as "RR" by her family, was a lifetime member of the Knoxville VFW Auxiliary, a member of the River Valley Country Club, where she was Ladies club champ for two years. Wanda loved to play golf at other local clubs and Myrtle Beach. She enjoyed bowling at the Westfield Bowling Alley and going on the state bowling trips. She liked playing euchre at the Elkland Rod and Gun Club, playing BINGO, family games of pinochle and going to the cottages in Canada and riding the pontoon boat. Wanda loved listening to the Jasper-Troupsburg bands and watching the Jasper-Troupsburg Lady Wildcat sports. She is survived by her children, Donald and Linda Rodman of Clifton Springs, NY and Lisa and Keith Demun of Troupsburg; her grandchildren, Walter Rodman of Naples, NY, Christal Rodman-Horn of Phelps, NY, Paige Demun of Troupsburg and Walter and Christina Rodman; four great grandchildren, Destiny, David, Benjamin and Carrina; a brother, Charles and Harriet Fisk of Venus, FL; good friend, Eva Fay; her second daughters, Tracey and Missy, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald and her brother and sister in law, Roger and Pat Fisk. Per her request there will be a private family service at their convenience. In lieu of flowers, she would greatly appreciate for anyone to donate blood to the Red Cross. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/27/2015

MARK JOHN FITCH, 63, of Springville, PA died Tuesday October 20th in the Geisinger South Hospice Unit in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Karen Newhart Fitch. Mark was born on December 2, 1951 son of the late Norris and Marilyn Swackhammer Fitch. He is a veteran of the United States Army and served his country for 13 years. He is survived by his sons Leon and wife Nicole Fitch, of Waukee, Iowa, Josh Fitch, of Springville, and daughter Norean Devin and her husband John Grady, of Tunkhannock, brothers Alan Fitch, Adam Fitch, sisters Laura Fitch, Kelly Keller, and grandsons Lucas Fitch, Aidan Grady, granddaughters Taylor, and Julianna Fitch. A Memorial Service will be held at the Springville United Methodist Church Friday October 23rd at 6:00 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to the wounded warriors Project or the Springville United Methodist Church, Arrangements by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 West Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA. Funeral Home Notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

DAVID E. ‘DAVE’ FORREST, age 71, of Mansfield, PA, died on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Dave was born on August 5, 1943 in Sayre, PA, the son of James and Irene Naomi (Porter) Forrest. He is survived by his wife, Sally (Reynolds) Forrest. Dave owned and operated the Forrest Carpet and Furniture store in Mansfield from 1972 to 2001. He was a lifetime member of the Austinville Union Church and enjoyed woodworking and reading. In addition to his wife, Sally, Dave is also survived by a son, Shawn Forrest of Mansfield, PA; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Eunice and Art Wilston of Troy, PA, Shirley Forrest of Elmira, NY, Pearl and Fred Stroudt of Troy, PA, Donna and Rich Brass of Woodhall, NY; one grandson, Josh Forrest and a brother-in-law, Charles Geiger of Corning, NY. Dave was predeceased by a brother, James E. Forrest and a sister, Lorraine Geiger. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Dave on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Austinville Union Church with Rev. Dan Shaylor officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dave's memory to the Shaylor Missionary Family, Austinville Union Church, 8698 Old State Road, Troy, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/4/2015

LARRY R. FREASE, 69, of Ashland, Ohio, loving husband and father, died on June 11, 2015. He was born on Aug. 25, 1945, in Bradford County, Pa. He was the son of Eden Judson and Hazel (née Barrett) Frease. Larry was an Army veteran, having served in Vietnam, where he earned his Purple Heart. Always joking around, Larry had a great sense of humor. In his free time, he loved to spend time with his family and enjoyed camping and cutting firewood. Surviving are his wife, Donna Frease of Ashland; son Dominic Frease of Pennsylvania; daughter, Lori Frease (Stephanie Ditmars) of Ashland; sister (Janise) Seeley of Canton; two grandchildren, Gage (Amanda) Frease and Dylan Shipman; great-grandson, Leviathan Frease, and a dear friend since childhood, Dale G. Palmer of Alba. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret (Peggy) Woodward; brothers-in-law, George Seeley Sr. and William Woodward. There will be no services at this time. The Ashland Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is handling the arrangements for the family. –Towanda Daily Review 6/27/2015

FRIES –VIOLA ANDERSON, Wysox (Towanda RD5) died Sunday Sept. 10, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Her husband, Joseph M. Anderson died May 20, 1939. Born April 2, 1898 in Vandling, PA and formerly of Carbondale and Waymart, she lived in Wysox for six years. She was retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and was a public health nurse in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties for 23 years. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Waymart. Her early schooling was in Vandling and Aldenville and she was graduated from the Emergency Hospital School of Nursing, Carbondale. Surviving are a daughter and sun-in-law, Mary Lu and Hobart Hutchins of Towanda with whom she resided and a son and daughter-in-law James and JoAnne Lamberton Anderson of Mechanicsburg; five grandchildren: Kristopher Hutchins of Columbus, Ohio, Jeffry Anderson of Rising Sun, MD, Robin Hutchins Barrett of Downingtown, Kimberly Anderson of Enola and James Anderson II, Mechanicsburg; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Barrett of Downingtown; one brother, Russell Fries of Vandling; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her parents, Phillip and Mary Walker Fries; two sisters, Mildred Fries and Essie Fries Davis and one brother, Arthur Fries. The funeral service will be conducted from the Jenkins Funeral Home, Waymart on Wednesday Sept. 13. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. with the funeral service following. Burial will be in Clinton Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Large Print Section of the Towanda Public Library, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

GARDNER –KATIE GARDNER THOMASON age 35 of Elmira Heights, NY passed away on Thursday April 23, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Katie was born on June 14, 1979 in Elmira, NY the daughter of E. Jerry and Linda Mallette Gardner. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and received her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree. Katie married her husband Anthony T. Thomason on July 17, 1999. She was an LPN and Case Manager at St. Joseph's Hospital prior to her illness. Katie was pre-deceased by her brother, Gregory Allan Gardner and by her maternal grandmother Teresa Mallette and her husband's mother Karen Y. Thomason. She volunteered for the walk a mile in my shoes anti suicide campaign and also southern tier care first petal pushers. Katie loved her family and friends and treasured every moment she spent with them. Katie is survived by her loving and devoted husband Anthony T. Thomason; her beloved children Abigail T. Thomason and Noah A. Thomason both at home; mother: Linda Mallette Gardner of Elmira, NY; father and step-mother : E. Jerry & Delia Gardner of Corning, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Krisanne & Jamie Brown of Horseheads, NY and their children Marissa, Nicholas, and Avalin Brown; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Thomas G. & Shirley M. Thomason of Horseheads, NY; maternal grandparents: Allan & Dee Mallette of Horseheads, NY; paternal grandmother: Emma Gardner of Big Flats, NY; grandmother-in-law: Lucille Thomason of Baker, Oregon; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Donald & Ellen Lewis of California and their children Corvin and Nikolas, Tara & Peter Kastner of Elmira, NY and their children Phoenix and Tommy, Jeromy & Christy Eddy of Horseheads, NY and their children McKenzie, Isabella, and Jeromy Jr., and Stephanie Dyer of Horseheads, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous caring friends and neighbors. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Celebrating Katie's Life on Monday April 27, 2015 at 1 PM at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816, West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Katie's honor to Hope Lodge , 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY, The Josh Palmer Fund, P.O. Box 3225, Elmira, NY, or the charity of ones choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/25/2015

JOHN JAY GORDON, 82, of Towanda, Pa., passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. John was born in Towanda on May 4, 1932, a son of John M. Gordon and Eleanor Keyser Gordon. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1950 and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from May 7, 1951 to April 15, 1954. John was employed by Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y. for a brief time and was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 36½ years until his retirement. John was a 60-year member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, and was a member of the Sylvania Men's Club and Quarter Century Club. John was an avid reader. He enjoyed gardening and following televised football and baseball games. Surviving are his wife Eleanor Warner Gordon; daughters and sons-in-law Gaylene Gordon Patterson and Craig Patterson of Churchville, Pa., Shirlene Gordon and Charles Baldonado of Buckeye, Ariz.; grandsons Kevin and Jason Patterson of Churchville, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Remsnyder; and brother George Gordon. Abiding with John's request, a private funeral and interment service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA in John's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Gordon Family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 5/4/2015

ROBERT WAYNE GRANTIER of Troy, Pa., passed away on April 25, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was 58 years old. He was born in Sayre, Pa., on June 18, 1956, the youngest child and only son of the late Robert Dixon and Olympia Iannetti Grantier of Canton, Pa. He grew up on the family farm, and although his career would take him from the Canton area, when he retired from education in 2014, he was happy to return to the farm and take up the work he loved. Bob attended Canton schools where he enjoyed performing in musical productions and playing sports, in which he showed prowess at an early age. He loved playing for Canton High School and lettered in baseball, football and basketball. He graduated from his alma mater in June of 1974, and that fall he entered Bloomsburg University where he continued his football career and pledged the Delta Pi Fraternity. He graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1978, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in education, and in 1981 he earned his master's degree. In the fall of 1978 Bob began his teaching career as a history teacher for the Troy Area School District. His first few years found him working in the district's junior high school; eventually he would transfer to the high school where he taught history and later was a remedial reading specialist. He continued his education as well, eventually receiving a secondary principal's certificate from Bucknell University, and a superintendent's certificate from Marywood University. Bob's career with the Troy Area School District spanned 31 years in which he served the district in many capacities; in addition to his years in the classroom, he was a football coach, a dean of students, an athletic director, an assistant principal, principal and eventually, district superintendent, a position he began in 2002. Among his many accomplishments as Troy's superintendent were the building projects of which he was very proud, particularly the construction of a new state-of-the-art auditorium. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Troy Area School District Foundation, which will continue to positively impact students and teachers in the district for many years to come. In 2009 Bob left his employment with Troy and served one year as the superintendent of schools in Pine Grove, Pa. The following year he began his work for the Loyalsock Township School District where he would finish his career in education. Bob thoroughly enjoyed his years in the Williamsport area, making a difference in many organizations, making many friends and helping to establish the Lancer Foundation. Bob retired from the Loyalsock Township School District in April of 2014. Bob was a member of many community organizations, and throughout this involvement, further demonstrated his belief in the importance of youth and public education. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity of Professional Educators, the Troy School District Foundation and the Loyalsock Township School District's Lancer Foundation. In addition, he was a board member of the Pennsylvania State University Educational Outreach Program, the Mansfield University K16 Program and the Lycoming County United Way. He served as an executive board member for the Pennsylvania Governor's School for Health Care and the Susquehanna Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the board of trustees for the Wings of Discovery Challenge Center and the Guthrie Health Care System. He served as president of the Blended Schools Network. In addition, he was a past PIAA District IV chairperson and at the time of his passing was president of the Canton Main Street Cemetery Association. Bob married the former Shirley Ripley of Painted Post, N.Y., on Aug. 1, 1981, and they reared three sons, Jacob, Nathan and Seth. As proud as Bob was of his accomplishments as an educator, it was truly his three boys who were his pride and joy. He loved his family, his farm, Notre Dame and Green Bay Packer football. He enjoyed a lifelong pursuit of history and its leaders, and always had a good book in his possession. Bob is survived by his wife, Shirley; his sons, Jacob (and wife Cara) of Columbus, Ohio, Nathan of Chicago, Ill., and Seth of Brooklyn, N.Y. Survivors also include two sisters, Carol Rechel of Hughesville, Pa., and Joan Hendricks of Catawissa, Pa.; brother-in-law, Alan (and wife Barbara) Ripley of West Henrietta, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Sharon Quattrini of Painted Post, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews, John, Joseph, Augie, Christian, Lucas, Eileen, Cassie, Gail and Erin; as well as nine great-nieces and nephews. In addition, he was blessed by a very large circle of wonderful friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Libby; mother-in-law, Eileen Ripley; brother-in-law, John Rechel; and nephew, Nicholas Quattrini. Per the family's wishes, there will be no calling hours, and the funeral will be private. A memorial service to celebrate Bob's life will follow at a future date. The family will provide the flowers and has requested contributions to a number of organizations that were near and dear to Bob: the Troy Area School District Foundation, the Loyalsock Township School District Lancer Foundation, the United Way and the Boy Scouts of America. If your circumstances do not allow a monetary donation, please honor Bob's memory by doing something good for a child. –Towanda Daily Review 4/28/2015

CLARENCE R. ‘ROBERT’ HARRIS, also known as - Bob, Flatbed, CR, or #4, age 70, of Big Flats, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Corning Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. Robert was born on August 7, 1944 in Montour Falls, the son of the late Clarence J. and Doris (Goodrich) Harris. He joined the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1964. He married Linda M. Johns on November 6, 1965 in Elmira, NY. He worked for A&P of Horseheads, NY for 15 years until their closing. Robert then began working as a truck driver for Bouille Electric of Elmira, NY, often taking on many other roles. Robert was an avid sports fan, watching and playing various sports over the years. He enjoyed attending his children and grandchildren's various sporting events - always their number one fan. Robert's greatest joy came from his family - always looking forward to holidays and family picnics. He will be remembered for his love and dedication to his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Linda M. Harris of Big Flats, NY; four children: Rob (Cindy) Harris of Big Flats, NY, Teresa (Chris) Dean of Big Flats, NY, Tammy (Paul) Stein of Big Flats, NY, Tina (Joe) Martin of Southport, NY; grandchildren: Brian (Ann) Dean, Tyler (Alisha) Dean, Derek Stein, Alyssa Martin, Mackenzie Stein, Lizzy Martin, Betty-Jo Daum, Jimmy Daum; 10 great-grandchildren; 11 brothers and sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends. In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by a granddaughter, Emily Martin; two sisters; and one brother. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 1 to 4pm at the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Road S., Big Flats, NY. A memorial service will immediately follow at the Legion at 4pm with full Military honors. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's name may be sent to a charity of one's choice –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/5/2015

HARRIS –HELEN M. PLATT - A mother holds her children’s hands for a little while and their hearts forever….Our loving mom, grandmother and great grandmother Helen May Platt, 91, of Athens, Pa passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 following a brief period of declining health. Helen was born on June 18, 1924, in Burlington, PA a daughter of the late Jay and Ellen (Floyd) Harris. For many years, Helen worked at Endicott Johnson, Robin Tech and HADCO all located in Owego. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, gardening, reading and tending to her flowers. She will be greatly missed by her family. Helen is survived by her children: Carolyn and John Pitcher of Texas; Raymond and Karen Brown of Auburn, NY and Sharon Brown of Athens, Pa; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Helen was predeceased by her husbands: Lawrence Brown and Clifford Platt; her siblings: Lester (Barbara) Harris; Dorothy (Roy) Hulbert; and Harold Harris. Abiding with her wishes, there will be no services. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Evergreen Cemetery, Owego. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Lung Association in loving memory of Helen May Platt. –Funeral home obit Carol Brotzman

HARRIS –MARY EDNA GEBHART, 77, of Muncy died Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy. She was born December 14, 1937 in Hughesville a daughter of the late H. Emerson and Edna Mae (Sechler) Harris. Mary was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School, Class of 1955. She retired from SCI Muncy after 15 years as a clerk typist in 2001. She had also worked at Penn College. She was a social member of the American Legion, Montoursville, the Ladies Auxiliary of the legion and a member of Williamsport Moose. Mary enjoyed country music, dancing, gardening, watching game shows and football (Miami Dauphins) and traveling to Nashville for fanfair. Mary is survived by one daughter, Mary Lee Keagle Lamey, Lampasas, TX; three sons, Terry E. (Kathleen) Keagle of Linden; John H. Gebhart III, Williamsport and David L. Gebhart, Muncy; two brothers, Raymond Harris of FL, Melvin (Gail) Harris of AZ; three grandchildren, Terri Lynne Keagle, William Lamey and Christopher Lamey and three great grandchildren. The funeral will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor James Savage officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to LAPS, www.lapsshelter.org or 195 Phillips Park Drive, S. Williamsport, PA. –Funera Home notice contributed by Carol Brtozman

DONALD K. ‘SKIP’ HARSH age 65, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Thursday May 21, 2015, in his home on Waneta Lake. He was the son of the late Merle C. Harsh and Barbara (Wood) Harsh. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Patricia "Patty" Harsh; his daughter, Francie J. Harsh; son, Timothy "Tim" D. Harsh; grandsons, Alexander "Alex" D. Harsh, and James D. D. Harsh; sister, Patricia "Patty" Harsh DeGraw; further survived by his niece and nephews, Lisa Montrose, Tony Montrose and Dan DeGraw; and great-nephew, Jake Montrose; brother, Tom "Mike" (Nancy) Harsh; further survived by his nephew, Christopher Harsh. Faithful companion, Sammy. Many near and dear friends. He served four years in the United States Air Force as a Sergeant. Donald retired from the New York State Parks and Recreation and Historical Preservation. He was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time fishing and hunting. His laid back, easy going spirit would make you want to join the fun. He enjoyed woodworking and watching NASCAR races. He enjoyed his retirement years living at Waneta Lake. The stories and good times of years past will be shared by family and friends for a lifetime. It was Donald's request that there be no calling hours and a private Funeral Service be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Elmira Star-Gazette 5/24/2015

JAMES L. HARVEY, age 89, of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was the son of Lazell and Myrtle (Pierce) Harvey. From 1949-1961 he owned and operated Lazell Beauty Shop. After he closed his beauty shop he worked for Borden's in Wellsboro for 26 years. James enjoyed fishing, leatherwork, and being a part of his shooting club, where he won first place in the state pistol range contest. He is survived by his wife, Helen; a daughter, Deborah (John) Heidler of Spring Hill, FL; a grandson, Robert Heidler; and three great-grandchildren, Jack, Jessica, and Justin. James is predeceased by a son, James W. Harvey; a granddaughter, Amy Blow (2012); and a sister, Molly Harvey. In keeping with James' wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/2015

HATTON –ANNA BELLE PALMER age 67 of Erin, NY, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. AnnaBelle was born in Elmira, NY, to the late Clarence and Cora (Stone) Hatton. She was a graduate of T. A. E. class of 1965. AnnaBelle worked for F.M. Howell, in Elmira, NY, for 25 years. She was also a Sunday school teacher for Glads Tidings Christian Life as well as a member of Maranatha Bible Chapel on Sing Sing Rd. AnnaBelle is survived by her loving family, husband, Donald E. Palmer of Erin, NY; children, Donna (Anthony) Paladino of Charlotte, NC, Dawn McIntire of Erin, NY, Eugene (Toni Morton) Palmer of Newfield, NY; grandchildren, Anthony Joseph Paladino, Elizabeth Susan Paladino, Cora Ann McIntire, Michael David Emmick, and Nathan Eugene Palmer. Services with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads will take place privately at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in AnnaBelle's memory to Erin Historical Society 1138 Breesport Rd., Erin, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/17/2015

HEEMAN –SHARON MAE SLATER, age 66, of Laceyville, PA went to be with her Lord on Saturday evening July 4, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Sharon was born the daughter of the late Allie C. and Gladys S. Kithcart Heeman on May 21, 1949 in Sayre, PA, she was the wife of Charles R. Slater of Laceyville, PA. Sharon worked as a team leader for Landers Cosmetic Company of Binghamton, NY, where she worked for almost 15 years until her retirement in 1999. She was a long time member of the Silvara United Methodist Church. Over the years, she loved collecting cookbooks and also watching various cooking channels. Gospel music was here favorite music to listen to. But most of all Sharon enjoyed being surrounded by her large family very much. Sharon is survived by her husband of 17 years, Charles R. Slater of Laceyville, PA; step-children, Charles Slater Jr. of Wysox, PA; Kenny Slater of LeRaysville, PA; Denny Slater of Rome, PA; Randy Slater of Rome, PA; and Chari Jo Slater of Tunkhannock, PA; as well as several grandchildren and one great-grandson. Also surviving are her brothers Allie “Sonny” Heeman of Laceyville, PA; Melvin Heeman and his wife Jeanie of North Augusta, SC; Edward Heeman and his wife Marjie of Owego, NY; and her sister Joyce Osterhout of Susquehanna, PA; sister in law Judy Heeman of Newark Valley, NY; special niece Sara Brown of Meshoppen, PA; and many loved nephews and nieces. Besides her parents Sharon was preceded in death by her sisters: Beverly Brown and Louise Norton; brother, Robert Heeman; sisters in law Dorothy M. Heeman and Clara Heeman; brother in law Robert Osterhout; nephews Duane “Duffer” Heeman, Melvin Heeman Jr., and John Norton; and great niece, Carina Heeman. Funeral services for Sharon will be held on Thursday July 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main Street, Laceyville, PA with Reverend Gloria Montgomery of the Silvara United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening July 8, 2015 from 6:00–9:00 PM. –Towanda Daily Review 7/7/2015

HENBURY –AGATHA R. ALDRIDGE, 65, of 278 S. German St., Dushore died Wednesday night at Laporte United Methodist Home in Laporte. She was born in Cherry Township, April 26, 1923, daughter of the late Floyd and Agatha Middendorf Henbury. She graduated from St. Basil’s High School in Dushore, class of 1941. She was a Dushore area reisdent all of her life. She retired from PennDOT, Laporte in 1985 after many years of service as a secretary. She was a member of St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church in Dushore and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. Surviving are her husband, Ottie B. (Henry) at home; three sons: Romber M. McDonald of Auburn FL, Gerald J. McDonald of Germany and Kevin L. McDonald of Auburn, FL; two daughters: Mrs. Maureen Flynn of Cleveland, TN and Mrs. Sharon Rosbach of Hills Grove; a brother, Joseph Henbury of Cherry Mills; sisters: Mrs. Gertrude Lantz of Sayre and a twin sister, Mrs. Geraldine Krakoski of Wescosville, PA; three step-brothers: Arthur Smithkors of Philadelphia, Leland Smithkors of Williamsport and Clair McEwen of Williamsport; a step-sister, Miss Jean Smithkors of Clark Summit; two half-sisters, Mrs. Adelaide Finan and Mrs. Ethel Fulmer, both of New Albany; 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Mary McEwen and step-brother, Cecil Smithkors. The funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore with the Rev. John R. Polinsky officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the funeral home. There will be a recitation of the rosary at the funeral home at 3 p.m. by members of St. Basil’s Altar and Rosary Society. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be directed to the Sullivan County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review (handwritten on paper 6/15/1988)

LYLE F. HICKS - Jesus took Lyle F. Hicks' hand and led him home on June 6, 2015 at 2:00 a.m. Lyle was born November 4, 1938 in Troy, PA son of the late Leland G. and Esther (Comfort) Hicks. He was a lifelong resident of Elmira and a retired Corrections Officer. Lyle is predeceased by his brothers, Maxwell and Loren Hicks and sister, Charlene Habel Seymour. Lyle is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Marjorie Ann Hicks; sons, Christopher L. Hicks, Chips F. (Heidi) Hicks; daughters, Patricia A. Hicks, Lila A. (Wayne ) Menzi and Margie A. (William ) Green; grandchildren Shannon Hicks-Albrecht, James and Richard Hicks, Blake Marshall, William J. (B.J.), Jr. and Tiffany Green; great grandchildren Joseph, Charlotte & Caitlyn Albrecht; brothers Kenneth R. (Daisy) Hicks, Sr., James C. (Nancy) Miller and Alan W. (Linda) Kakretz along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, June 9th from 6 to 8 pm. His memorial service will follow at 8:00 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/7/2015

HILL –SHARON HILL O’NEAL DEBRUIN, age 71, of Canton, Pa. passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in her Florida home. Born Dec. 25, 1943, Shari was raised in Rochester, N.Y. She was the daughter of Joseph and Betty Hill. She entered the workforce after high school at the Eastman Kodak Co. but her love for horses led to a second career of buying and selling horses as well as western tack and cowboy clothing. In 1962, she purchased her first motorcycle and enjoyed taking many trips on her "iron ponies." All in all, she raised and sold over 500 horses and owned at least 10 motorcycles. Later, Shari helped neighborhood children by starting a 4-H club teaching horsemanship and taking these kids to every function possible involving horses and amusement parks. She built a restaurant and western store catering not only to truckers, but to motorcycle riders, rodeo riders, backyard horse owners and country western dances.When Shari moved to Canton with Marinus on the farm, she started rescuing abused horses and formed another 4-H horse club and her western store. Shari's passion for life and animals has left a memorable impression on many who will cherish knowing her. She is predeceased by her father, Joseph Hill; and mother, Elizabeth (Betty) Hill. Surviving are her husband, Marinus deBruin; son, Mark O'Neal both of Canton; brother, Thomas Hill of Marcedon, N.Y.; and sister, Debra Hill of Lakeland, Fla.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an animal shelter or horse abuse facility of your choice. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the North Union Church on Route 414 with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. –Towanda Daily Review 4/28/2015

HINDERLITER –BARBARA C. (HINDERLITER) ROPER age 81 of Big Flats, NY formerly of DuBois, PA passed away on Wednesday April 22, 2015 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Barbara was born February 24, 1934 in DuBois, PA the daughter of the late Franklin and Mary Loretta McMahon Hinderliter. She married her husband Richard C. Roper on October 31, 1959 and they would have celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary on October 31, 2015. In addition to her parents, Barbara was pre-deceased by her sister Margaret Harvey, sisters and brothers-in-law Joanne & Joseph Castliglione and Mary & William (Scotty) McManus, brother, Edward Hinderliter, and brother-in-law, Martin Lyle. Barbara loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Barbara is survived by her loving and devoted husband Richard C. Roper; daughters and son-in-law: Karen Keenan & David Davie of Erin, NY and Kim & Christopher Dietterich of Big Flats, NY; son and daughter-in-law Richard M. & Jinhee Roper of Alpine, NY; grandson Kyle J. Gush & Jessica Markle; four great granddaughters: Mallory, Bailey, Delilah, and Kylee Gush; sisters: Claudia Lyle and Zita Hinderlither; brother and sister-in-law Daniel & Carol Hinderliter; brother-in-law George Harvey; sister-in-law: Mitzi Hinderliter; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Kaye & Jack Guthridge, Michael & Debra Roper, and Becky & Terry Parsons; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Sunday April 26, 2015 from 4-7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday April 27, 2015 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/24/2014

THOMAS ROBERT HOFFA, 59, of Oriskany, N.Y., passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at the Siegenthaler Center, in New Hartford, N.Y. Tom was born Oct. 2, 1955, at the Loring A.F.B. in Limestone, Maine, a son of Stella Sitas Hoffa and the late Robert Eugene Hoffa. He graduated from the Oriskany High School, a member of the class of 1973. He attended a technical school and was the greenkeeper at Domenico's Golf Course, Whitesboro, N.Y. for over 30 years. Tom enjoyed working on cars, gardening, and was a stamp and coin collector. Tom was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in New Hartford, N.Y. Surviving are: his mother, Stella Hoffa of Oriskany, N.Y.; a sister, Barbara (Robert) Johnson of Oriskany, N.Y.; a nephew, Brandon E. Scalise of Oriskany, N.Y.He was predeceased by his father, Robert E. Hoffa, on April 15, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA with the Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier, pastor of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Mildred, Pa. Family and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the Homer Funeral Home. –Towanda Daily Review 5/26/2015

BRADLEY L. HORTON, 72, of Canton, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Troy Community Hospital. Brad was born Oct. 30, 1942 at the family home in Grover. He was one of five children of the late Clifford C. and Millie (Adams) Horton. He was a 1960 graduate of Canton High School and served in the U.S. Army while stationed in Alaska during the Vietnam War. On July 31, 1969, he married the former Sharon Hicks and they were blessed with two children. Brad proudly served 26 years with the Pennsylvania State Police, earning the rank of Corporal before retiring in 1994. He then owned and operated Heather Oaks Construction. He was a member of the Grover Church of Christ, sang in the church choir and was a member of Bradford County's Code Inspection Board. Though a private person, his family's well being was most important. He especially cherished times spent with his grandchildren. Brad loved to read. He also was usually busy with a project. He and Sharon took many vacations to Myrtle Beach, which was always his home away from home. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Sharon; children, Stormy (Brian) Bell of Bergenfield, N.J. and Travis (Cami) Horton of Washington D.C.; five grandchildren, Alexander "Zander" Bell, Andrew Bell, Connor Horton, Jordan Zabrocki and Alexander Zabrocki; four siblings, Dawn (Lewis) Schanbacher of Canton, Alfred (Charlotte) Horton of Cameron Mills, N.Y., James (Pauline) Horton of Canton and Clifford "Calvin" Jr. (Joan) of Montoursville; a special cousin, Grace Gant of Rock Hill, S.C.; many nieces, nephews and cousins.Pastor Will Strunk will officiate a memorial service at 10 a.m. on July 18, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. Burial will be private at a later date. Following services, a lunch and time of fellowship will be held at the St. John's Methodist Church in Grover. In lieu of flowers, Brad would have appreciated your consideration of a memorial to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/1/2015

RICHARD (RICH) HOSTRANDER, age 46, of Mattydale, NY, passed on Saturday July 4, 2015. He graduated in 1987 from Southside High School. He served in the US Airforce from 1987 to 1995. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jodi (Perham); son, Tanis; and daughter, Witnie (James) Alexander. Parents, Les and Elaine (Hart) Hostrander; sisters, Laureen and Krista (William) Welch; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephew and maternal grandmother. Memorial Services pending at Newcomer Funeral Home, N. Syracuse, NY. Donations in his honor can be sent to the Syracuse Veterans Medical Center, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/2015

HUGO –BERNICE HELEN YONKIN, age 80 of Dushore, Pa., passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015. Bernice was born Feb. 25, 1935 in New Albany, Pa., a daughter of the late Ivan M. and Helen O. Vogel Hugo. She graduated from the New Albany High School and was a member of the Class of 1953. She met Arthur A. Yonkin of Dushore and they were married on Oct. 10, 1953. Art and Bernice resided in Elmira, N.Y. where Bernice went to work for Westinghouse Mfg. Co. in Elmira, N.Y. They returned back to Dushore where they raised their seven children. Bernice became the Dushore Borough Secretary where she worked for 30 years until retiring. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in October of 2014. Bernice was a member of The Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Dushore. She was active with community organizations and was a Den Mother for the Troop 48 BSA. She was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. In retirement she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Surviving is her spouse Arthur of Dushore, Pa.; seven children David Yonkin of New York, N.Y., Douglas Yonkin of Boise, Ind., April (Bob) Gavitt of Eagles Mere, Pa., Dennis Yonkin of Lewisburg, Pa., Chris Yonkin of Chesapeake, Va., Steven (Laurie) Yonkin of Rockhill, N.Y., Yvonne (Michael) Kelly of Dallas, Pa.; eight grandchildren: Jessica Yonkin Schreib, Cody Yonkin, Kanen Gavitt, Reilly Gavitt, Jacob Gavitt, McKenzie Kelly, Mitch Kelly and Forest Smithkors; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by an infant son Duane Yonkin; and a grandson Tristen Yonkin; brothers: Howard Hugo and Kenneth Hugo; sisters Pauline McMahon and Carolyn Rider. Funeral services will be held on at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Rojas, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call at from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorials in her name be directed to the Sullivan County Library, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, PA. –P. Dean Homer Funeral Home notice 5/1/2015

INMAN –KAY M. (INMAN) MCELWEE, 76, of Orlando, passed away on May 6, 2015 at her residence. She was born on July 15, 1938 to John Inman and Ileta Tichenor in Waverly, NY. Kay worked as a head cashier for Loblaws Supermarket in Elmira, New York were she met her soon to be husband Irwin "Mac" McElwee who she married on October 9, 1966. Kay worked as a General Manager for Gala Enterprises and was also an Ambulance Volunteer. Kay and her husband Mac relocated to Florida in 1977 and raised their family. She was preceded in death by father, John D Inman, mother, Ileta Cronkrite. Kay is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Irwin "Mac", her son, Mark McElwee and his wife Teresa of Lakeland, FL; her daughter, Joni McElwee and her fiancée John Miceli of Orlando, FL; her step-son, Scott McElwee of Fairport, NY; her granddaughter, Lauren McElwee of Lakeland, FL; her grandsons, Nathan McElwee of Lakeland, FL, Finn G McElwee of Orlando, FL; step grandchildren, Leah Miceli, Michael Miceli, Karlie Miceli, Christina Camp, Heather Camp, Alyssa Camp; her brother, James Inman of Madison Heights, Virginia; her sister, Toni Jones of Lutz, FL; her sister-in-law, Margaret Inman of Elmira, NY; her many nieces and nephews and her loving pet Maggie. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 8th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Porta Coeli Funeral Home, 2801 E. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm with Dr. Bob Reaves, officiating. She will be laid to rest at Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery in Chapel of Light Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK and Cornerstone Hospice  Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/10/2015

JACOBS –ONALEE V. STAHLE age 90, of Elmira Heights, NY, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on May 4, 1924 in Gaines, PA to the late Clifton and Iva (Hurlburt) Jacobs. Onalee was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Stahle; son, Eugene Stahle; sister, Kay Jacobs and son-in-law, James Weaver. She is survived by her son, Keith Stahle of Elmira; daughters, Linda (Jerry) Comfort of Horseheads, Bonny (Fran) Farren of Elmira Heights, Diane Weaver of Horseheads and Nancy (Don) Manwaring of Erin; brothers, Sheldon (Valerie) Jacobs of CO, Duane (Georgia) Jacobs of North Tonawanda, NY and Harold Jacobs of New Mexico; sister, Carol (Ken) Thompson of Angelica, NY; 18 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Onalee was a longtime member of Elmwood Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Oddfellas, Rebekah, Eastern Star and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an avid bowler and belonged to the 600 club. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, May 6th from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Elmwood Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Funeral services will follow there at 3 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. The family would like to thank the staff on the 6th floor at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care given to Onalee. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/4/2015

JAMISON –JANICE J. PRESTON of Trumansburg, matriarch and last survivor of her generation passed away at Oak Hill Manor on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the age of 88. Janice was born on September 4, 1926 in Sidney, a daughter of the late Archie and Neva (Clark) Jamison. She grew up in Johnson City and moved to Trumansburg where she resided until 2012. For over 30 years, Janice was administrative secretary for the Dean of Student's Office at Cornell University. An animal lover at heart, she helped care for horses and had many cats, dogs, and other pets over the years. Janice enjoyed bowling, reading a good book, and completing crossword puzzles. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. The Preston family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Oak Hill Manor nursing staff for their excellent care during her last few weeks. Also a special thank you to Dr. Jander and the staff of Clare Bridge who made Janice a part of their family for the past two years. Janice is survived by three children, Robert Preston, William (Ella) Preston and Patricia (Carl Hubbell) Preston; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Perrion Preston in 1968; grandson, Nicholas Preston; great granddaughter, Shianne Henkel; two sisters, Doris Bullock and Joyce Holowinski and a sister-in-law, May Moon. The family will be present to receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30am on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow in Riverside Cemetery in Apalachin. In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who would like to make a contribution in Janice's memory to kindly consider the Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/3/2015

GEORGE C. JEFFERSON, 84, of 3421 Laurel Hill Rd., Milan, PA, Smithfield Township, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015 at his home. George was born in Terry Township, Bradford County, Pa., on May 8, 1931, a son of George Thomas Jefferson and Beulah Corson Jefferson. He was a graduate of East Smithfield High School and later on Feb. 22, 1957, married the former Marian L. Spencer in East Smithfield. George was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for many years until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed the outdoors, farming, hunting, fishing and dancing. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Marian L. Jefferson; children Becky Stradley and husband Fred, Karl Jefferson and his wife Kim and their daughters Katy and Karlee; Jason Jefferson and John Raub; 50 foster children; brother Louis Jefferson and wife Nancy; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; aunt Dorothy Corson; special nieces and devoted caregivers Julia Purdy and Cathy Tabor.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Gwen Harper, Thelma Jefferson and Nancy Jefferson.Abiding with George's request, a private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA in George C. Jefferson's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Jefferson family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 6/2/2015

KENNETH CLAIRE JENNINGS, 88, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2015 in his home in Gettysburg. He was born June 24, 1926 in Herrick Township, Bradford County, Pa., the son of George and Ethel Jennings. Kenneth was an honors graduate of Camptown High School. For several years, Kenneth operated the family farm as a dairy farmer. Later he moved to the Adams County area, finally settling in Gettysburg. He worked at the Park Service, the Prince of Peace Episcopalian Church and was employed for 15 years at Walmart. Kenneth was an avid reader with a keen memory. He loved history and could recall intricate details of the Civil War and World War II. He was also well versed in current events and kept abreast of world news until his death. For several years, the Yecks and Bosaks of Gettysburg have been his extended family, including him in family celebrations. They were also his gracious and loving caregivers. Kenneth was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Harvey, Ralph, Lyle, Carlton, Lloyd; sisters, Pearl and Sylvia. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He will be remembered as a good friend and loving uncle. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg, Pa. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pa. There will be a viewing from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home –Towanda Daily Review 5/13/2015

JOHNSON –KATHERINE LORA (JOHNSON) PARK (MORRELL) - Known by many as "Kay," born March 25, 1921 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late George Herbert and Grace (VanBuren) Johnson, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilbur Park; second, Jack Morrell; son, Fred Park; brother, George Johnson; sisters, Phyllis Bloss and Jean Chevalier; brother-in-laws, Donald Bloss and Thomas Besecker; and sister-in-law, Mary Johnson. Kay is survived by her loving children, Sally (Larry) Johnson of Florida; JoAn (Bill) Galpin of Elmira, NY; John (Gale) Park of Ithaca, NY; Toni Sue (Fred) Swayze of Van Etten, NY; sister, Janice Besecker of Sayre, PA; brother, Dick Johnson of Sayre, PA; along with 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Kay was a dedicated employee of the former Howard Johnson's Restaurant, starting as a waitress and retiring as Hostess. She was an avid baseball fan and was crazy about her New York Mets. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 1 PM. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/2015

RICHARD EDWARD JOHNSON, 65, of Standing Stone Township, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Richard was born Oct. 24, 1950 in Sayre, the son of Edward Johnson and Louise Covey Johnson. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1968 and subsequently served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Vietnam. Richard was employed by the A & P Market in Towanda for 10 years and was later employed by GTE Sylvania and GTP from 1978 until his retirement in 2014 due to declining health. He was a member of Beirne–Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, Towanda Beagle Club and the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club.Richard loved spending time and sharing his knowledge of nature and animals with his grandchildren who were his pride and joy. He also enjoyed hunting, ice fishing and coon hunting with his very special friend Francis Groover, Friday Night Football at Larry Vanderpool's for the Towanda Black Knights and annual "Trout Camp" at Sun Fish Pond for 41 years.Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Velda Losinger Johnson; children, Fawn Vanderpool and husband Uriah and their sons, Donald and Collin Shrimp, Bambi Fulmer and husband Brad and their daughters, Ashlyn Fulmer and Caitlyn Schoonover, John R. Johnson and fiancée Kasie Edsell and their children, Kaya Irene and Waylon Colt Johnson; nephew, Ronald Brookens and family; special friends, Francis Groover, Larry Vanderpool, Charlie Place, John "Porky" Allen, John Ferguson, Raymond Finlan, and all his Trout Camp and GTP friends.The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Terry VanHorn officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be private. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, acksonville, FL in Richard Edward Johnson's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 10/31/2015

KEIFFER –MADGE (KEIFFER) GRACE, 86, of Chemung, NY, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Arthur W. Grace. The couple married July 6, 1947 and had 67 happy years together. Madge was born on July 24, 1928 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Earl and Hilda (Hardy) Keiffer. She was a 1946 graduate of Corning's North Side High School went on to be the Post Master at the Chemung Post Office for 36 years until her retirement in 1989. Madge was a member of the Chemung United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and dominoes, bowling, camping, and spending time with her family and friends. Madge is survived by her husband Arthur, her children Steven (Cindy) Grace of Windsor, CT, and Rebecca (Stephen) Horton of Chemung, NY, her grandchildren: Geoff (Jen) Grace, Michael (Araceli) Grace, Kevin (Sarah) Grace, Andrea (Jenn) Grace, Nathon (Jessica) Horton, Jason Horton, and Anthony (Stefanie) Horton, eleven great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews including special nieces Dorothy Van Deusen, Sharon Wood, Barb Pfiffer and Barb Mackenzie. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sons: Gerald and Rexford Grace, her sister, Frances Patrick, and her niece Bonnie Fuller. Services will be private, at the convenience of Madge's family. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St. Wellsburg, NY, has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Chemung United Methodist Church, 5369 Main St., Chemung, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/3/2015

KELLEY –BARBARA A. (KELLEY) SPENCER age 86, was a long-time resident of the Pine City community. Barbara passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015. She was born on January 31, 1929. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence T. Spencer on February 21, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Roscoe W. and Esther (Walker) Kelley. She is survived by her children: son, Craig L. (Mary Lou), grandchildren, Sara E. (Keith) Vakiener, great grandchildren, Emma and Jack Vakiener; son, Matthew (Carrie) Spencer, grandchild, Danica Spencer; son, Steven (Melody) Spencer, grandchild, Jeffrey, great grandchildren, Sylva and Noemie Spencer; son, Lee (Charity) Spencer, grandchildren, Thomas, Collin, and Landen; son, Brian (Luanne) Spencer, grandchildren, Kathryn (Mike) and Brian (Laurie) Spencer, great grandchildren, Jacob, Garrett, and Zander Spencer; daughter, Sherry L. Spencer; daughter, Suzanne (Roger), grandchildren, Andrew (Kathleen) Stamp and Justin D. Stamp; her sister, Judith Nagy; brother, Jack E. Kelley; and many nieces and nephews. Barbara retired from Notre Dame High School where she enjoyed seeing many children succeed in their dreams! Barbara was an avid reader and dog lover. She loved to crochet and when her health was better she loved flowers and gardening. She had crocheted afghans for all but one of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also proud to be the grandmother of 5 Eagle Scouts! She helped for many years with class reunions of her high school which started a group of friends meeting once a month, "The Breakfast Club". A memorial service will be held for family and friends on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM at the Southport Community Center in Chapel Park. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/12/2015

KELLY –BONNIE L. VANBOVEN - Former Sayre resident, Bonnie L. VanBoven, 70, lost her battle with lung cancer on April 1, 2015 at her DaySpring Assisted Living home in Plano, Texas. Bonnie was born March 8, 1945, in Charleston, W.Va., to Willard and Evelyn Kelly. Ms. VanBoven was a Valley resident for nearly 40 years and was retired from the Robert Packer Hospital, where she worked as a nurse's aide until 2010. She was a lifetime member of the Sayre VFW Skiff-Bower Post No. 1536 and enjoyed many years of service in the Women's Auxiliary. Her smile will be missed by many friends and especially by her family. She is survived by her children, Renea and Tim Purtell of Plano, Texas, Mary and Brian Pond Sr. of Athens, Pa., Russell VanBoven Jr., formerly of Athens, Pa., and Evie VanBoven of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren, Brian K. Pond Jr. and wife, Stacy, Christina and Danielle Pond, Teala Hugo, Emily Garrity, Ali Purtell, Nathan Garrity, Adam Purtell and Adrianna Moe; and great-grandchild, Rylynn Pond. A service was held in Plano, Texas, for Ms. VanBoven and final burial arrangements will be at the family's discretion in Carthage, N.C. –Sayre Morning Times 5/11/2015 (Her husband’s obit has the spelling VanBuren, pmg)

KENYON –PHYLLIS J. PRICE, age 82, of Millerton, PA, died Friday, May 8, 2015 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Phyllis was born March 14, 1933 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Gertrude (Clark) Kenyon. She worked as a machine operator for Moore Business Forms in Elmira, NY. Phyllis enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Phyllis is survived by 3 sons, Donald (Susan) Price of Horseheads, NY, Stephen Price of Big Pond, PA, David (Eileen) Price of Horseheads, NY; a daughter, Judith (Randy) Sheive of Millerton, PA; 4 grandchildren, Jonathan and Martha Price, Jared and Andrea Sheive; a step-grandchild, Angie Wood; 2 step-great grandchildren, Blake and Alexis Wood; a brother, Bill Kenyon of Blossburg, PA. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Sandy Chamberlain Wood. In keeping with Phyllis's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/10/2015

JASON ANDREW KINGSLEY, age 26, of Mainesburg, PA, died on Monday, June 8, 2015. He was born on February 2, 1989 in Wellsboro, PA a son of John R. Kingsley of Mainesburg, PA and Denise K. (Crane) Kingsley of Elmira Heights, NY. Jason served in the PA National Guard, attended the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, loved hunting, the first day of buck season, riding four wheelers, the outdoors, spending time with friends, building things and woodworking. Jason is survived by his parents, two sisters and a brother-in-law: Rachel Kingsley of Pittsburgh, PA, Kristin and Bryant Claytor of Morris Run, PA, paternal grandparents: Louis and Doris Kingsley of East Smithfield, PA, maternal grandmother: Eleanor B. Crane of Elmira Heights, NY, many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. A viewing will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015 from 5 to 8 PM at the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, Mainesburg, PA, and on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10 to 11 AM at the Church. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM at the church with William Baker officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/2015

ERNEST S. KNOWLES, 92, of Painted Post, died on Friday, May 15, 2015. He was born on January 11, 1923, to Mina and Harry Knowles, in Watkins Glen. He was one of twelve children raised on the family farm. On July 4, 1940, Ernie met the love of his life, Margaret E. Holton of Beaver Dams at a dance in Watkins Glen. They were married on May 31, 1941. Ernie was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School. He served in the 357th Infantry of the U.S. Army during World War II, and participated in the Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe Campaigns. He received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, the World War II Victory Ribbon, and the Silver Star Medal. As a young man, Ernie developed a love of cars and the way they worked. For many years, he owned Ernie's Garage in Coopers Plains. In 1966, he became an instructor of automotive repair at Alfred State College Wellsville Campus. During his early years at Alfred, Ernie took evening classes and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Buffalo. He retired in 1985 as an Associate Professor. Ernie was a true Renaissance man. A music lover, he and Peg—he called her "Peg of My Heart"—frequently enjoyed listening and dancing to the music of local talents. He was a master woodworker, and he and Peg built three homes while raising their three children. He was creative, and a mechanical wizard; he could repair nearly anything. Ernie enjoyed reading, reciting poetry, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, a glass of wine, and his home. Ernie's adoring family, friends and neighbors loved being entertained by his stories and wit. Ernie is survived by Peggy, his loving wife of 74 years. Also surviving are his Daughter, Kathie Long of Corning, son, Lonnie (Shido) Knowles of Elmira, and daughter, Valerie (Gary) Howe of Cazenovia; Grandchildren Stephanie (Jim) Spry, David Ruocco, Sean Howe, Erin (Marc Schuricht) Howe, Arielle Knowles, and Serina Knowles; step-grandsons: Brian Williams and Brandon Williams; four great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; former son-in-law Joe Ruocco; brothers: Harry (Donna) Knowles of Rochester and Stanley (Esther) Knowles of Virginia, and many nieces and nephews. Private burial will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Painted Post. Memorials in Ernest's name may be sent to Care First (hospice), 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY or the American Legion, Post 154, 220 Scottwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, New York. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/19/2015

ROBERT W. ‘BOB’ KUNKLE JR., 66, of 20723 Route 187, Towanda, Pa., Asylum Township, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 16, 2015 at his home following declining health. Bob was born on Feb. 8, 1949 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Robert W. Kunkle Sr. and Vina M. Groover Kunkle. He was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1968 and later served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On April 11, 1970 he married the former Lola J. Vanderpool at the Liberty Corners United Methodist Church. Bob was employed by the Claverack Rural Electric Company for 30 years as a lineman and serviceman until his retirement in 2004. Following his retirement, Bob worked as an electrician with JR's Electric Service of Monroeton. Bob was a life member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, AM Vets Post No. 187, Asylum Twp. and the Towanda Gun Club. He also was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, the Vietnam Last Man's Club, the Towanda Beagle Club and the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club. Bob enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and traveling. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Lola J. Kunkle; daughter, Jacque E. West of Liberty Corners; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Keegan, Rhyan and Derika; sisters, Sheila Johnson of Towanda, Roberta Johnson of Towanda; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and George Patrick of Herrickville; brother, Roger Kunkle of New Albany; brother and sister-in-law, William and Nancy Kunkle of Towanda; brothers-in-law, Eugene Maines of Towanda, Donald Vanderpool of Towanda; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and Ralph Miller of Shunk; sister-in-law, Vera Fowler of Perkasie, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by his son, Rob Kunkle III; mother, Vina M. Groover Kunkle; father, Robert W. Kunkle Sr.; sisters, Linda Maines and Susan Kunkle; nephews, Dean Eric Johnson and Jason Robert Kunkle; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ira and Julia Vanderpool.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Mr. Ed O'Connor officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Rob Kunkle Memorial Fund in care of the Towanda High School, High School Drive, Towanda, PA or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Robert W. Kunkle Jr.'s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 6/17/2015

DAVID GILBERT FRANCIS LANE, 55, of New Albany, passed away on Friday evening July 10, 2015 at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. David was born on January 17, 1960 in Boston, MA. He was the son of Edward and Kathy Schmuch of Bemidji, MN and the late Barbara Lane Slaney. He attended Lynn Classical in Massachusetts. David moved to New Albany, PA and had worked as a chef at Villa Sena in Towanda, PA, and at both the Wyalusing Post #510 and Bob’s Restaurant in Wyalusing, PA. David is survived by his father, Edward and stepmother, Kathy Schmuch; his children: Richard Francis David Lane (Lisa) of Wyalusing, PA, Christopher David Lane of Salem, MA, and Heather Elizabeth Lane also of Salem, MA; grandchildren: Tristan David Lane, Cameron Nathanial Lane, and Sylvia Elizabeth Lane, all of Wyalusing, PA. Also surviving are David’s siblings, Mark Slaney (Chey), a very special brother of Rosewell, GA, and Lisa Slaney, Marta-Rhae Slaney, Stephanie Slaney, and Rachel Slaney, all of Lynn, MA. David is also survived by a very special nephew Victor Soto-Soto of North Carolina, a very special niece Felicia Slaney of Florida, as well as many loved nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Lane Slaney. Memorial services for David will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA with Dr. Rev. Barry Ballard of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 3:00 until the start of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations please be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX. –Sheldon Funeral Home notice Carol Brotzman

KEVIN L. ‘SID’ LEE, age 49, of Jobs Corners, PA, died at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. He was born November 16, 1965 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Walter L. and Eleanor A. (Copp) Lee. Sid was the husband of JoLee A. (Tolbert) Lee. He had been employed at Trayer Products in Elmira, NY and Roseville Woodworks. Sid was a member of the Chemung Valley Old Timers Assoc., Tioga County Early Days, participated in tractor pulls, and showing tractors. Sid is survived by his wife, JoLee; his father, Walter Lee of Jobs Corners, PA; a step-son, Jeffrey Shuster of Tioga, PA; several aunts, uncles, cousins and his canine companion, Junior. He was predeceased by his mother, Eleanor A. Lee. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Jennifer Wolf officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Sid's memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, 26 Broadway, New York, NY or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/30/2015

BRUCE R. MACKAY, MD passed away Friday, April 24, in Vero Beach, Fla. Bruce led a full, purposeful life, dedicating his substantial energies to the betterment of family and community. Born in 1931 in St. Albans, Vt., Bruce was the only child of Roland and Addie Hull MacKay and grew up in rural Vermont. Bruce's academic career blossomed while at Middlebury College where his decision to pursue a career in medicine took root. Graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1953, he enrolled in UVM Medical School.In 1957, Bruce graduated UVM Med School with cum laude honors and married Phyllis Ann Davis of St. Albans, Vt. After completing a year of Internship at Ohio State and year of Residency in Internal Medicine at Albany, N.Y., Bruce served his country as Captain and medical officer at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev. Bruce completed his medical Residency and Fellowship in Endocrinology at his Medical Alma Mater, UVM.In 1964, upon completion of his Fellowship, he joined the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa. Bruce was appointed Chief of Medicine serving in that post for 20 years. He particularly enjoyed his time as teacher and mentor for the continuous stream of residents and medical students who passed through the training programs at the Guthrie Clinic. Bruce also served as Vice President of Board of Directors, Director of Donald Guthrie Foundation, and as Board Member of the Guthrie Medical Center.Bruce retired in 1991 to enjoy his favorite hobbies including golf, bridge, reading, sailing at Lake Wesauking and traveling. Of all his accomplishments, Bruce was most proud and derived great pleasure from his family. Bruce is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his son, Greg and Greg's wife Debbie of Vero Beach and their children Allison, Ian, Colin and Evan; and son, Jim and Jim's wife Martha of Cape Elizabeth, Maine and their children Laura and Robert.He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Roland MacKay in 1985.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Middlebury College or the charity of your choice .A celebration of Bruce's life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at the Grand Harbor Club, Vero Beach, Fla. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. –Towanda Daily Review 4/28/2015

MAHONEY –CATHERINE ANN (KATE) MAHONEY KELLEY passed away on July 12, 2015.Kate was born on June 6, 1926 in Sayre, the daughter of Anna McKee Mahoney and Edward J. Mahoney. She turned 18 on D-day June 6, 1944, and graduated from Sayre Area High School. Kate married the love of her life, James Frederick (Fred) Kelley, on June 7, 1952 at Epiphany Church. Kate spent her life dedicated to her children and in particular the fight for the rights of her special needs child, Mary. Kate is survived by her children: Jim Kelley of New York, Joan Kelley Carney of Bellevue, WA, Lorie Kelley Petrosky (Chuck Petrosky) of Bellevue, WA; and grandchildren Maureen Smith of Sayre and Syreeta Sargent Davis (Zach Davis) of Chadds Ford, PA; and Ryan and Ben Petrosky of Bellevue, WA. Kate has four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild each of whom she adored. She also is survived by her special dear nieces and nephews, the McMahon’s, as well as the Flanigan’s and Mahoney’s. Kate was predeceased by her husband Fred Kelley, and her daughters Theresa Kelley Smith and Mary Catherine Kelley, her son-in-law, Tim Carney. Kate was also predeceased by each of her six brothers and sisters: William, Donald, James and Edward Mahoney, Margie Mahoney McMahon, and Nancy Mahoney Flanigan. Friends and family may call on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 12pm-1pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 1pm with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. A private burial will be at St. James Cemetery, Waverly, NY. Rest in peace Katie, your work on Earth is done, and you have earned your wings. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to the: Main Link, 118 Desmond Street, Sayre, PA. –Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman
 
MARTIN MAHOSKY, 80, of Canton Township, Pa. formerly of Blossburg, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 following a brief stay at the Gatehouse in Williamsport.Born Nov. 15, 1934 in Blossburg, Martin John was a son of the late Frank and Mary Agnes (Norczyk) Mahosky. He was a 1952 graduate of Blossburg High School. Martin founded M & M Wood Products, Inc. in Morris Run in 1976 and remained active in the business until retiring in 1997. On March 15, 1985, he married the former Madeleine "Madge" Stuchul in Mansfield. Marty was a member of Morris Run's St. Joseph's Catholic Church for many years. Most recently, he attended St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Ralston. Marty enjoyed daily breakfasts out with friends and traveling, taking many bus trips throughout the United States. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Madge; four children, Raymond Mahosky of Tioga, Greg (Cecelia) Mahosky of Toledo, Ohio, Thomas (Theresa) Mahosky and Theresa (John) Lamonski all of Blossburg; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Brenda (Terry) Mead of Roaring Branch, Michelle (John) Sauer of Lititz, Pa. and BJ (Christine) Bebble of Lancaster, Pa.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three siblings, Marge (Dale) Morgan of Morris Run, Joe Mahosky of Williamsport and Lenny (Rose) Mahosky of Blossburg; two sisters-in-law, Debbie Synder and Margie (Randy) Steffy all of Dayton, Pa.; special friends, Dean Kilborn and Keith Wilcox both of Canton; the mother of his children, Arletta Cromer of Wellsboro; several nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and dear friends.He was predeceased by an infant son, Phillip and sister, Theresa Carlson. Calling hours are from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Blossburg followed by a memorial service officiated by Father Michael McCormick. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA.Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton is in care of arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 4/28/2015

RICHARD HENRY MATTISON SR., age 83 of Horseheads and long time resident of Sawdey Rd., Catlin, passed away after a short battle with cancer at his apartment in Appleridge Living Community on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Dick was born to Irene Bliss and Lester Mattison on December 22, 1931, in Corning, NY. Dick was a high energy, motivated man who worked for his father on the soda truck then set bowling pins at the alley, all before he was 17 years old. At 17, Dick went to work at Corning Glass Company, now Corning, Inc. and retired from there at 55 years of age with over 38 years of service. At his retirement, he was the section supervisor at the Big Flats plant. Dick was a competitive bowler, golfer, and tennis player. In all his spare time, he built his own house and several apartments; loved his vegetable garden, especially his corn, and picking any type of fruit. He loved his family with unending passion, wisdom, leadership, and integrity. He served his country during the Korean War Era in the Army National Guard and was discharged as an E-6 Sergeant 1st class on October 15, 1956. After meeting Justine Grace Sullivan at the Joycrest Skating Rink in Elmira they married on November 17, 1951. After 58 years of marriage, "Tiney" left this world on October 30, 2010. Dick was also predeceased by his father, Lester Mattison; mother, Irene Bliss; father-in-law, Michael Sullivan; mother-in-law, Katherine Martin Sullivan; granddaughter, Jodi Voorhees; brothers, Paul Mattison and Lester Mattison; brother-in-law, William Bruielly; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clyde "Pete" and Katherine "Kitty" Peterson. He is survived by his sons and daughters, KayAnne (Donald) Voorhees, Susan (Charles) Austin, Richard, Jr. (Loralee) Mattison, Neil Mattison all of Horseheads; grandchildren, Kimberly (Jeffery) Peterson with Makenzie Peterson, Chloe Peterson; William (Deserai) Diffenderfer with Gabriel Diffenderfer; Stacey Voorhees, Jason (Cortney) Voorhees, Julana (Matthew) Spaulding with the newest addition to the family due in February; Justin Mattison and last but not least the youngest grandson, Tristan Mattison; sister and best friend, Geraldine Bruielly; brothers, John (Lucille) Mattison of Brookfield, MA, William Mattison of PA, Harvey (Rita) Mattison of OK, William (Billie) Bliss of Garlend, TX; sister-in-law, Ethel Mattison of Wilimington, NC; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Anne (Frederick) Lawrence, Michael (Cindy) Sullivan, Martin (Patricia) Sullivan; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; special step-great granddaughter, Emily Austin; and loads of friends everywhere. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, today, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, from 2-4:00 and again from 6-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 West Broad Street, Horseheads on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. A luncheon will be given immediately following at the Big Flats American Legion Post #1612 in Big Flats. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CareFirst (Southern Tier Hospice), 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY. Interment will be announced at a later date by the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/2015

MAY –LOUISE M. CARL, 92, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Elderwood Nursing Facility. She was born Nov. 8, 1922 in Athens, Pa., the daughter of the late Chester and Myrtle Knecht May. Louise was a proud graduate of Athens High School in 1940. After graduation Louise went to work in the shipping department of Athens Ingersoll Rand. She left the I.R. to raise her family. Later she served as church secretary for the Athens United Methodist Church where she has been a devoted member for 80 years. Louise was also employed by the Athens Area Schools as a library aide until her retirement in June 1993. After her retirement she continued to volunteer for the school system. Louise was a loving mother and grandmother. Her life was devoted to her husband, her children and her grandchildren. She especially enjoyed attending their extra-curricular academic and athletic activities. Surviving are her children, James (Barbara), Robert (Kathy Coleman); grandchildren, Timothy, Andrew, Jaimie, Christopher, and Nicholas; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Heavner. Louise is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Louise's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, at the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., with Pastor Ann Canfield officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Athens United Methodist Church or the Athens Area School libraries. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 6/16/2015

JOHN JOSEPH ‘JACK’ MCCLOSKEY, 76, of Morganton, N.C. passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015 at home with his wife following a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Mr. McCloskey was born on March 14, 1939 in Blakely, Pa., to the late Clarence McCloskey and Helen Ruane McCloskey. He was a CPO in the United States Marines, serving six years in the reserves. He graduated from the University of Scranton and the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City. Following school he served his apprenticeship at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in NYC, and Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home of NYC, and Harrison Funeral Home of Archbald, Pa. He later owned Archer, Miller and McCloskey Funeral Home in Towanda, Pa. He was former owner of Yogi Bear Jellystone Camp Resort in Marion, N.C., Dunkin Donuts of Towanda, Pa. and Owego, N.Y., McCloskey Transport, McCloskey Mini Storage Mall of Owego, N.Y. and several other small businesses. He was a part-time deputy for the Tioga County Sheriff's Department for many years. He was named Outstanding Young Man of America in 1971 for his achievement and service to his community. He served on many boards of directors and was a member of many volunteer services over the years. He was recipient of the Thomas Quin award and the American Academy Funeral Service Award. He was a man of many dreams and ambitions that started at a young age. He was a Cub Scout, an Eagle Scout, an Alter Boy, and was loved by many. He lived and fulfilled so many of his life's dreams and he always knew how fortunate he was. One of his greatest loves was camping with his family. He is survived by his wife Joyce McCloskey of Morganton, N.C.; sisters, Margaret (James) Burke of Endicott, N.Y., Ellen Harris of Lansdale, Pa.; his daughters, Maureen (Kent) Bosshard of Colorado, Jeanne (Paul) Malcolm of Charlotte, N.C., and Mary (Jeremy) Shook of Huntersville, N.C.; his sons, Timothy McCloskey of Owego, N.Y., and Daniel McCloskey of Charlotte, N.C.; a step-son, Christopher Miller of Shreveport, La., a step-daughter, Nicole (Gary) Hurley of Rome, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; an uncle, John Murphy of Ithaca, N.Y.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. A mass to celebrate the life of Jack will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Archbald, Pa., with Fr. Bill Pickard officiating. We appreciate all the wonderful care received from Burke Hospice and their caring staff. Memorial contributions may be made to Glenmary Home Missioners, P.O. Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH or a hospice of your choice. Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese, N.C. and Harrison Funeral Home, Archbald, Pa., is serving the family. –Towanda Daily Review 6/9/2015

PAUL GERARD (PG) MCMAHON, of League City, Texas, passed away Tuesday evening, June 23, 2015, at the age of 58, in Houston, Texas, due to complications of a number of illnesses. Paul was born on June 21, 1957 - the youngest child of Michael and Marjorie McMahon. He spent his early years growing up on Lockhart Street in Sayre, Pa., with his older siblings. He attended and graduated from Epiphany School in 1971. He then went on to Notre Dame High School in Elmira, N.Y., where he was on the football and track teams. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1975. Paul continued his education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology in 1979. In 1981, he moved to Houston, Texas, where he met his wife, Marie Lynn. He and Marie had two children, Jacqueline and Patrick. Later, he and Marie settled in League City, Texas. Throughout his career, Paul managed numerous restaurants in the Houston and Galveston area. In addition to his children, Paul is survived by his brothers and sisters, John of Marcy, N.Y., Kathleen Fitzroy of Las Vegas, Nev., Patrick of Westminister, Calif., Rita of Westminister, Calif., and Eileen Westbrook of Waverly, N.Y.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his wife, Marie, in 2013 and his parents and his brother, Joseph Michael. There will be a Mass said in Paul's memory at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre on Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. Local caring assistance is being provided by The Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

MARK MCNETT, 63, formerly of Waverly, N.Y. passed away on June 19, 2015 of lung cancer at the Hospice of Hilo - Oahu, Hawaii. Mark was born in Waverly on March 4, 1952 to Sam and Joan Gillan McNett. Mark lived the past 18 years in Hawaii - living a good life and participating in entertainment and political events. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Sam McNett of Troy, Pa. Mark is survived by his mother, Joan Evans, of Waverly; brothers, Miles (Lynn) McNett of Pine City, N.Y., Sam (Alice) McNett of Deposit, N.Y.; local dear friends, Rose Lerche and Les Rolfe and many friends in Hawaii. Memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice. –Sayre Morning Times 6/21/2015

MICHELLE CHRISTINE MELLAN, 19, and ANTHONY JOHN MELLAN, 11, of R.R.#1, Box 164 C Laceyville (West Auburn) passed away form injuries received in an automobile accident in Factoryville, PA. Michelle passed away at the accident scene June 27, 1994, and Anthony passed away June 28, 1994 at the community Medical Center in Scranton. They were the children of Michael A. and Judy E. Benscoter Melan. Michelle was born in Tunkhannock June 25, 1975. She was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School Class of 1993 and was currently a student at the University of Scranton where she had just completed her Freshman year. While at Elk Lake Michelle was a national Honor Society student. she also participated as a member of the school's varsity softball, Volleyball, Track and Swim teams. As a Freshman at Elk Lake Michelle was a member of the Basketball team. She later became a basketball Cheerleader for two years. She was also a member of the school student council and a class officer. Anthony was born in Tunkhannock February 08, 1983. He was currently a student at the Elk Lake Joint schools where he had just completed the fifth grade. He was a member of Mrs. McGeehan's class. While at Elk Lake Anthony was a member of the gifted program. He was also an honor roll student and a student of the month in January 1994. He was awarded the Presidential Physical Fitness award and at this year's track and field day he set a new school record for the 50-meter dash with a time of 7.59 seconds. Besides their parents they are survived by their brother, Daniel M. at home. Their paternal grandparents David and Joyce Melan of West Auburn and Mrs. Leola Melan also of west Auburn, and several Aunts, Uncles and cousins. They were preceded in death by their paternal grandparents Ivan and Frances Benscoter. Michelle is survived by her boyfriend Sean P. Kelly of the Bronx, New York, also a student at the University of Scranton. The funeral services will be held Friday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home Main Street Laceyville with the Rev Ruth Breitweiser, retired minister officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make donations to the Melan scholarship in care of the Elk Lake Joint School District, Dimock, PA. –Contributed in memory of the Melan children by Carol Brotzman

MILLER –ELEANOR E. SHAY, 93, of Sayre, PA passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following a brief illness. She was born on February 1, 1922 in Johnson City, NY the daughter of the late Jesse and Blanche Wintermute Miller. Eleanor was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW, a member of the American Legion where she served as President, and a member of the Red Hat Society. She was an avid reader. She is predeceased by her husband Donald R. Shay, granddaughter, Leslie Reeser and sister, Emma Miller. Eleanor is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Virginia and Larry Reeser of Indianapolis, IN, grandchildren Erin and Paul Wigger, great-grandson Bronson Wigger, brother and sister-in-law Leslie and Mary Miller, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11am at the Church of the Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Avenue, Sayre, PA with the Rev. Glenn Mahaffey officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Ft. Indiantown, PA.  –Funeral Home obit, Carol Brotzman

JOHN B. MILLER SR., 86, of 1054 S. Main St., Towanda, Pa., passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at his home following declining health. John was born in Asylum Township, Pa. on July 14, 1928, one of nine children to James Edward Miller Sr. and Mable Chilson Miller. At age 16, John began working in the community as a painter specializing in painting barn roofs and eventually took on the projects of painting houses and businesses throughout the area. He was well-known for his ability and workmanship and continued his talent from full time to part time painting until he reached the age of 84 years. Along with painting, John was employed by State Aggregates in Wysox for 29 years until his retirement in 1990. John "lived to work" and was known as a multi-talented person who could fix anything. He enjoyed the outdoors, caring for his property, hunting, fishing, gardening and tinkering with projects. John enjoyed music especially Country-Western and was a gifted musician who could play guitar, banjo and the mandolin. He was a member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club. John was an inspiration to many and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.Surviving are his wife Joan Johnson Miller; children Michael J. Miller Sr. of Marianna, Fla., Laurie A. Taylor and husband David C. Taylor Sr. of Leroy, James B. Miller of Gettysburg, John B. Miller Jr. and wife Sandy Barr Miller of Towanda, Chris J. Miller and wife Roxanna of Canton; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; brother George Miller and wife Sally of Rome; sisters Ada Shrader of Monroeton, Marie Hoover and husband Chuck of Terrytown, Marge Weber and husband David of Franklindale; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends Mike Sena and Mary Maryott of Towanda. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son David Lee Miller in 1966; brothers James Edward Miller Jr., Donald Miller, Pratt Miller; and a sister Geraldine Miller. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Geiger pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.The family suggests that contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA in John B. Miller Sr.'s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 7/7/2015

MILLER –MARY HELEN BOOTH, 94, of Franklin Twp., PA passed away, Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, PA. Born December 9, 1920 in Fredericksburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Emily [Binner] Miller. Her husband Bert K. Booth predeceased her in 1993. She retired as a nurse from the former Montrose General Hospital now Endless Mountains Health Systems. Mary Helen was a lifetime member of Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church, over a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #151, Montrose, PA where she was a past Worthy Matron, Montrose Business & Professional Women's Club where she was Women of the year in 1985 and for many years volunteered her time at the United Fire Company field days. She was a well-travelled women who spent many summers in Long Island serving as a Nanny to the Macy family. Mary Helen was a caregiver to so many throughout her lifetime. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Jeanne M. Sullivan of Franklin Twp., PA, grandchildren & their spouses, Renee (Anthony) McGuire, Lisa (John) Warner, Paula (Angelo) Grassi, great grandchildren, James McGuire, Will McGuire, Brandon Sullivan, Samantha Warner & Ryan Warner, nieces & nephews. Besides her parents & husband she was predeceased by her son, Gerald B. "Jerry" Booth Sullivan in May 2015, a sister, Elizabeth Wilmore, step sons, Robert Birchard & Joe Sullivan. Services: Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 11 AM at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA. Visitation: 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Eastern Star Service: will begin at 9:45 AM. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Montrose Minute Men, P.O Box 461, Montrose, PA, United Fire Company, P.O Box 286, Montrose, PA or to Endless Mountains Health Systems, 25 Grow Avenue, Montrose, PA. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

MILLS –JEANNE PHYLLIS HAVENS, 87, of Senator Drive and formerly of FL and NY passed away surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at her daughter’s home. She was born Feb 21,1928 in Towanda, PA, daughter of the late William and Elsie Williams Mills. She was a former member of the St. John's Episcopal Church; She had worked in the cafeteria at the Breesport Elementary School and was a volunteer at the Food Pantry in Keystone Heights, FL. She enjoyed knitting, taught Sunday School and was a Girl Scout Brownie Leader. She was the widow of Robert E. Havens. Survivors include a son, Scott Havens, FL; daughter, Lisa (Randy) Coe, Millersburg; six grandchildren, Gerald, Linda, Kimberly, Stephanie, Michael and Bridgette; seven great grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph, Kenney and Stanley; sister, Eileen Elliott. She was preceded in death by a brother, Silas Leo Mills. There will be a Memorial Service at Davids Community Bible Fellowship Church in Killinger on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA. Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Millersburg, handled the arrangements. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/2/2015

MR. ROBERT C. ‘BOBBY’ MILLS, age 50, of Tracey Brewer Rd., Meshoppen, PA passed away suddenly at his home, on Thursday afternoon, May 7, 2015. Bobby was born in Bremerton, Washington on October 25, 1964, the son of Robert J. and Linda L. Matthews Mills, of Meshoppen. He graduated from Neshaminy High School in 1982. He joined the US Navy in 1985 and served his country for the next four years. Bobby was much loved by his family and friends. From his Parents, “We know that his suffering is over and he is with family and loved ones who journeyed on before him in Heaven”. Of this there is no doubt. In his spare time he loved being surrounded by his family. Bobby was also an avid football fan following his favorite team the San Francisco Forty-Niners. Besides his parents he is survived by his four children; Curzon Mills, Kelsey Mills, and Vivian Mills all of Meshoppen, PA and Lance Corporal Daniel Mills, serving his country with the U.S. Marine Corps, deployed overseas. He also leaves behind two brothers and their wives, William and Rose Mills, of Levittown, PA; and George and Stephanie Mills of Keller, TX, as well as many nieces and nephews. Bobby was preceded in death by his younger brother, Charles Mills who passed away in August of 2012. Memorial services will be held at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dolly Tarreto of the church officiating, at a later date at the convenience of his family, announced upon the arrival of his son Daniel from overseas. Interment with graveside services with his brother, Charles, will follow at a later date. Prayers are requested for the family as they deal with this tragedy. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, PA. –Sheldon Funeral Home notice, contributed by Carol Brotzman

HENRY B. MINNIER JR. age 88, of Colley, PA passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2015 at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA, with his loving family at his side. Henry was born on May 17, 1927 in Satterfield, Cherry Twp., PA, a son of the late Henry Baughman Minnier Sr. and Ufratus U. Dieffenbach Minnier. He spent his childhood in Satterfield and attended Turnpike High School in Mildred, PA and left to join the US Navy during WWII. He honorably served in the US Navy from 1945 to 1947 on the U.S.S. Augusta and the U.S.S. North Carolina. He married the former Mary Lou Gephart of Colley, PA on August 15, 1947. They enjoyed many years of happy marriage and celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary last August. Henry worked at GTE Sylvania as lab technician where he received numerous patent and suggestion awards and retired after 35 years. After retiring he was elected as a Colley Township Supervisor, serving for 16 years. He also served as a Sullivan County School Director for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing around their mountain top. He and Mary Lou traveled in their motor home across the country and also spent many winters in Bonita Springs, FL with their daughter Holly. While in Florida, Henry played and managed numerous softball teams. He was very involved with the little league and boy scouts when his sons were young. He was a 63 year member of the Wyalusing Lodge #618 F. & A.M., and the Royal Arch Lodge #161, Towanda, PA. He was also a member of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, PA. Henry had a great love for his family and he was always there to give advice, lend a hand or to just lend an ear. His knowledge was vast and his devotion was never ending. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Surviving:  are spouse: Mary Lou Minnier at home, daughter: Holly Minnier Colley, PA son: Scott (Cheryl) Minnier Rome, PA daughter in law: Marilyn Minnier Colley, PA. He is also survived by three grandsons: Jeremy, Tyler and Eli Minnier and three great grandsons: Kody, Mason and Shamus Minnier, along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son: Arthur Minnier on April 23, 2013; a granddaughter, Jennifer Minnier; two foster daughters: Joanne Dymond and Helen Dymond; a brother, Arthur Minnier and sisters: Grace Ryan and Velmas M. Obert Schreffler. Following his wishes, Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial Contributions may be directed to Dushore Fire & Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 1, Dushore, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Funeral home notice, Carol Brotzman

VANDER (TOM) MOON left us to share eternal life with the Lord on May 29, 2015.Vander was born in Johnson City, N.Y. on Oct. 1, 1939 to Thomas and Geraldine Moon of New Albany. He married Sandra Jo Harvey in Appalachian, N.Y. on Oct. 8, 1960. They were blessed with 48 years of marriage. Vander had a variety of occupations: EJ Shoe Company, landscaping, farming, and he retired from International Paper (Masonite) after 25 years. He enjoyed his family, baseball (NY Mets), hunting, farming and his garden. Vander is predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Geraldine Moon of New Albany and wife, Sandra Jo Moon. Vander is survived by his children: son, John Darrah (KC Ward) of Barton N.Y., grandchildren, Teresa, Erica, Becky, Jamie, Misty, John II, Dustin, Dylan, Danelle, Dallas, Johanna; son, Thomas Moon of Litchfield, Pa., grandson, Thomas (Tucker) and great-grandsons, Cameron, Thomas, Blake; son, Gerald (Tina) Moon of Phoenix, Ariz., granddaughters, Tabatha and Lydia; daughter, Doris (Robert) Krulikowski of Endicott N.Y., and grandson, Cory; his brother, Bernard (Linda); sisters, Bernice, Barbara (Stu), Bonnie; and companion, Ruth Franklin. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2015, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Vander's life will follow the visitation with Pastor Larry Day honoring his memory at 11 a.m. A special tribute to Vander's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one's favorite charity. –Towanda Daily Review 6/4/2015

MORGAN –DARLA FORNEY, 72, of Canton, Pa. passed away peacefully Monday, April 27, 2015 at her home on Lake Nepahawin. Darla Jeanne was born Nov. 10, 1942 in Elmira, a daughter of the late Harold Lester and Shirley June (Williams) Morgan. She grew up on the family's farm near Shunk and graduated from Loyalsock Joint High School in 1960. Darla earned her Associates degree from Williamsport Area Community College in 1981 and her nursing certificate from Corning Community College in 1989. Darla enjoyed her career as a Registered Nurse and worked at Memorial Hospital in Towanda for several years until retiring. In earlier years, she worked at Canton's Guthrie Clinic, Darway Nursing Home in Estella, Troy Community Hospital and the Bradford County Manor. Darla was married to Merrill Forney for 10 years before his passing on June 24, 2005. She and Merrill spent many winters at their home in Florida. Darla's love for family guided everything she did; their well-being was most important in her life and she passed her work ethic on to them. She possessed a friendly, outgoing nature and "told it as she saw it." Darla attended Canton's Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and enjoyed gardening and houseplants, bird watching, fishing and swimming, crocheting, knitting and embroidering.Surviving are her three children, Ronald Jr. (Donna) McCarty of Forksville, Melony (Ralph) Taylor of LeRoy and Eyvonne McCarty of Williamsport; five grandchildren, Jamie (Stephanie) McCarty of Sonestown, Logan McCarty of Lorida, Fla., Laura Taylor (fiancé, David Shafer) of Forksville, Trevor Fitzwater and Jillian Fitzwater both of Trout Run; three great-grandchildren, Jessamine McCarty, Titus McCarty and Mykah Shaffer; a sister, Kay Morgan (Roy Pealo) of Groton, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Darla also leaves her devoted canine companion, Dolly. In addition to her husband Merrill, she was predeceased by an infant sister, Charlotte Muriel Morgan.Rev. Eugene Charsky will officiate a memorial service honoring Darla's life at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., in Canton. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/28/2015

CHARLES EDWARD MORRISON, 87, of Tingley Lake Road, Harford Township, died Friday evening, June 5, 2015 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore, PA shortly after admission. His wife of 64 years, Doris Booth Morrison survives. Born on December 19, 1927 in Susquehanna County, son of the late Ralph Morrison and Lillian Lewis Morrison Cobb, Charlie was a graduate of Harford High School, class of 1946. Following graduation Charlie joined the U.S. Army and served in Japan. At the time of his discharge, he returned to Harford Township and set out to learn all he could about the flagstone business. He founded Morrison's Flagstone, in the 1950s including pioneering new stone-cutting technology. Later, he formed Chad-Mor Inc., a peat moss mining operation with his Harford High School classmate Ken Adams. Charlie enjoyed planting and tending a perfect garden then crafting soups and pies from his labors. He also enjoyed hunting trips to Canada and Montana, as well as fishing locally with his son and friends. Charlie was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge, Harford; he was also a member of the Harford Rod and Gun Club, the Harford Fire Company, and Elk Mt. Post 8488 VFW, Lenox. Charlie was also an officer in the Harford Water Company. He is also survived by one son, Edward B. Morrison (Jennifer), of Binghamton, New York, three daughters: Cindi Morrison, Ocala, Florida; Carol Morrison, Nipomo, California; Cathy (Terence) Anderson, Parkton, Maryland; two grandchildren Evan and Kelsey Anderson, Parkton, Maryland; two sisters in law: Hortense Morrison, Montrose and Helen Foster, Oakland Borough; one brother in law: Dale Grant, Harford; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by seven brothers: Calvin, Robert, Harold, Fred, Paul, Ken, and Richard Morrison; and two sisters, Frieda O'Boyle and Catherine Queen. Services: Thursday 2:00 PM at the First Congregational Church of Harford UCC, Harford, PA Visitation: Wednesday 6:00-8:00 PM at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., Montrose, PA. Instead of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Harford Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 206, Harford, PA. –Funeral Home obituary, Carol Brotzman

MORROW –SANDRA P. (MORROW) DEANGELO, 54, of Millsboro, DE, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Beebe Healthcare. Born in Endicott, NY, she was the daughter of George R. Morrow and the late Dana Sandra (Barton) Morrow. She was a bookkeeper for many years, having worked most recently with the law firm of Sergovic, Carmean and Weidman in Georgetown, DE. She also enjoyed helping others as a volunteer with Delaware Hospice. Sandra was an active member of Trinity U.M. Church in Laurel, where she served on both the board and council and was also a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 9 in Georgetown. She was a Disney enthusiast, and her family was extremely important to her. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Christopher D. DeAngelo, Sr.; two children, Christopher D. DeAngelo, Jr., and Deanna DeAngelo, both at home; her father, George Morrow and his wife, Patty ofCharlotte, NC; a brother, George Morrow and wife, Gail of Clifton Springs, NY; a sister, Lynnda Feth and husband, Daniel of Lewes; an aunt, Val Armbruster of Georgetown and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Wednesday, June 10 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market Street, Georgetown with visitation after 11 a.m. Burial will be Thursday, June 11 at noon in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE. –Wyalusing Rocket 6/11/2015

MUSSER –MILDRED M. BUNNELL, 85, of State College, PA died Sunday morning April 2, 1989 at the Sentre Community Hospital. She was born in State College on April 17, 1903, the daughter of the late Harry N. and Rushie Ramey Musser. She was a graduate of State College High School a member of the Grace Lutheran Church of State College with her entire life spent in State College. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard T. Bunnell on Sept. 27, 1975. She is survived by two sons: Theodore Robert Bunnell of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Towanda and Richard Musser Bunnell of Boalsburg, PA; a daughter, Mrs. J. Nancy Franks of Essex Falls, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren a brother, Harry W. Musser of Stuart, FL; a sister, Miriam V. Musser of Miami Shores, FL. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Lee Musser. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grace Lutheran Church, State College with Rev. Robert M.A.L. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park. The family will provide the flowers and memorials may be directed to the Grace Lutheran Church, Garner and Beaver Avenue, State College, PA in her memory. –Towanda Daily Review

EDWARD J. NAMET, 83, of Sayre, Pa., passed away early Sunday morning, June 14, 2015 at the Sayre Health Care Center, Athens Township, Pa. Ed was born in Sayre on Sept. 26, 1931, a son of Wesley L. and Edna Mae Cole Namet. He grew up on Sayre's East Side, was a graduate of Sayre High School class of 1949 and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps from February 1950 to 1954 and then with the U.S. Air Force from August 1954 to 1971. Ed graduated from Elmira College in 1981 where he received his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Social Science and Associate's degree in Police Science. He was employed by the Bradford County Probation Department in Towanda for 24 years until his retirement in September of 1995. Ed was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Skiff Bower VFW Post No. 1536, American Legion Post No. 283, Sayre, and the Air Force Sargent's Association, Washington, DC. He is survived by several nieces, nephews and many good friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Wesley Namet. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the Church of the Epiphany, South Elmer Ave., Sayre. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. with the Valley Color Guard according full military honors. Friends may call at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Contributions in Ed's memory may be directed to the Epiphany Parish, 304 S. Elmer Ave. Sayre, PA or to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 6/15/2015

NICHOLS –SHARON I. (NICHOLS) ROBBINS, 72, of the Paul Reynolds Apartments in Troy, PA, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Troy Community Hospital surrounded by her family. Sharon was born on May 1, 1942 in Sayre, PA daughter of the late Donald H. and Eunice (Eiffert) Nichols. She was an SRU graduate and was Christian by faith. Sharon enjoyed sewing, knitting, and creating clothing. She also enjoyed cooking, tending to flowers, and spending time with her family and friends. Sharon is survived by her children: Ilene Y. Roberts, Jeffrey A. (Nancy) Robbins, Kathy E. Appel, and Brian H. (Shannon) Robbins, her grandchildren: Kyle, Jonathan, Pamela, Lillian, Stephanie, Corey, Karen, Ken, Kim, Lindsey, Kylee, and Mason, her nine great grandchildren, her sister Donna (Bill) Earls, her brother Phillip (Alice) Nichols, the father of her children Richard "Dick" Robbins, along with several nieces and nephews. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Carey Nichols. Family and friends are welcome to call from 2-4pm on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Sharon's life will be held at the conclusion of the viewing at 4pm on Sunday, May 3rd at the funeral home with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Contributions may be made in Sharon's memory to the charity of one's own choosing. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/30/2015

JACK NORTHRUP, 80, left for his Heavenly Home on Friday, May 1, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 4 at the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Olney, Texas, with the Pastor Shawn Reeves officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney. Jack was born in Sayre, Pa., on April 10, 1935 to Harold and Beatrice Northrup. He was raised in Waverly, N.Y. and graduated from Waverly High School. Jack and Anita Northrup were married on April 18, 1984, in South Padre Island, Texas. In 1954, Jack was drafted into the U.S. Army and was in the Field Artillery and later in Special Services, entertaining soldiers stationed in Puerto Rico. While stationed there, Jack earned the chance to enter the All Army Talent Show at Fort Dix, N.J., on June 16, 1956 by winning his category between the bases in Panama and Puerto Rico. Jack's attempt at Fort Dix was unsuccessful and he missed his chance to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show. With only four more months remaining on his term in the service, the Army stationed him at Fort Bragg, N.C. One month later, in July 1956, Jack was involved in a three-vehicle accident that caused him to lose his right arm at the shoulder and proved to be a major turning point in his life. Jack was flown to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, where he spent 1 1/2 years as a patient. During his stay and recovery, Jack helped arm amputees with their prostheses at the Army Prosthesis Research Laboratory, where he was chosen to make a presentation to a Senate Committee about his research. Jack remained in the Army for another 1 1/2 years on a term called "Convenience to the Government" and was discharged in April 1958. Jack attended Arkansas State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1964. He then became a social worker for the state of Arkansas and later became a County Welfare Director before being named Executive Director of Urban Renewal and Public Housing in Marianna, Ark. While in Arkansas Jack was the co-owner of the Arkansas Jamboree and appeared on the Slim Rhoades TV Show and the Mid-South Show. In addition, he was the director of an all-male choir and youth leader at the First Christian Church. Jack moved to Olney in 1972 from Marianna, Ark., accepting the position of City Coordinator, where shortly after, the Arkansas Legislature passed a resolution making Jack a Southern Gentleman. The resolution commends him for his exemplary efforts on behalf of the handicapped of the state of Arkansas and the nation. In 1972, Jack began helping amputees again by founding the annual Olney One-Arm Dove Hunt with then Young County Commissioner Jack Bishop. The first hunt was held Sept. 9, 1972, and 10 one-armed hunters showed up. Over the last 43 years, the event, called "The most unusual event in the state of Texas," has gained worldwide recognition for the support and camaraderie it has provided to countless numbers of attendees. In the 1970s, making his job even busier, Jack traveled the public circuit, doing humorous motivational speaking, along with playing music, where he entertained various conventions, colleges, chamber banquets, sports banquets, civic clubs and more. Jack started as the Acting City Administrator of Olney in July of 1978, and became the full-time City Administrator in June of 1979. He was the City Administrator for 22 years and upon his retirement, Jack had served in the public sector, both state and municipal, for 36 years. Jack also served as a substitute teacher at Olney Junior High and High School, which kept him alert and helped him to understand the children in the community. In 1985 Jack became a licensed auctioneer and volunteered his service for charity auctions. Jack was very proud of his accomplishments and honors he received. Among these, his name was added to the 1972 edition of "Personalities of the South," and he received the honor of having his name appear in "Who's Who in the South and Southwest" 1972 edition. As the City Administrator, Jack successfully obtained many federal and state grants for city improvement projects, updated the Olney Public Housing units, created elderly services (including Meals on Wheels), made park improvements, initiated summer youth programs, and renovated the youth center to convert it into a senior citizens and youth center. One of Jack's major accomplishments while he was Olney's City Administrator was helping the city supplement its water supply at Lake Olney by having a pipe laid from Lake Kickapoo in 1993. One of his favorite "meetings" was his afternoon ritual with his coffee friends and the employees at Cub Drug. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Jack loved his church, he loved life and lived it to the fullest. No one was a stranger to Jack and you had only to meet him once to know how special he was. Jack is survived by Anita, his wife of 31 years; his children, Tanya Pierce, Jackie Gregg and husband Rod, Terri Eden and husband Tim; his stepchildren, Randy McDougal and wife Linda, Tim McDougal and wife Sherrie, Johnna Jones and husband Kevin; his grandchildren, Toni Gomez, Tana Eden, Jennifer Pierce; his step-grandchildren, Andy McDougal and wife Lisa, Ryan McDougal and wife Ashlee, Miranda Taack and husband Will, Jordan McDougal, Jared McDougal and wife Tasaha, Jacob McDougal, Paige Winingham; his great-grandchildren, Eden Gomez, Ayden McDougal, Kalum McDougal, Braylon McDougal, and Brynlee McDougal; his brother, Bob Northrup and Dawn; his sisters, Shirley Lapre Westphal and Lou, Betty Fricks and Jim; and his very best companion, Yogi, along with Shelby, Macy and Chase. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, Box 626, Olney, TX. –Sayre Morning Times 5/5/2015
 
 

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