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MR. CHARLES VERNON ACE, age 59, of RR3, Box 85, Meshoppen, PA, (Auburn Center) passed away at his home in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County on Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, 2001. Born in Sayre on Nov. 25, 1942, he was the son of the late Vernon Hyde and Evelyn Janice Smith Ace. Mr. Ace was the husband of the former Marilyn June Kinner. Charles was a graduate of Elk Lake High School, Class of 1961. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1962 until 1968. During that time, he was stationed on Long Island, with Air Force Security Forces. While being stationed on Long Island, he attended Long Island University for two years. After his service time, he owned and operated Ace’s Sunoco in Meshoppen during the 1970s. He also ran Ace’s Exxon in Meshoppen from 1999 until 2000. For 17 years, he was employed by Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, working as a security guard and also in the maintenance department. Most of his life, while living in Auburn Center, he enjoyed raising livestock, especially beefalo. He attended the Elk Lake Community Church, Elk Lake, was a member of NRA and past member of the American Beefalo Association. In his spare time, he enjoyed being with his family, particularly playing with his only granddaughter. He also enjoyed wildlife, nature, shooting sports and pitching horseshoes. During his service time, he raced stock cars at Islip on Long Island. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Marilyn June Kinner Ace, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Jerry Parkhurst, Jr. of Meshoppen; brother, Paul Wells of Meshoppen and sister, Amanda Ace of Binghamton, NY; his granddaughter, Peige Rebecca Parkhurst and several aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elsie Wilcox. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Elk Lake Community Church and Rev. Ralph Christansen of the First Universalist Church in Brooklyn, officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday one hour prior to the service. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion and VFW Endless Mountains Post #3583. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Susquehanna County Humane Society or to the American Cancer Society.  Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

JEFFREY P. ALLEN, 59, of 2566 Route 187, Wysox, Pa. passed away Sunday Nov. 22, 2015 at Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Jeff was born Feb. 2, 1956 in Towanda, Pa., the son of Lynwood "Jim" Allen and Shirley Lisenby Allen. Jeff worked the family farm with his father, Jim, for many years and later assumed the operation of the farm following his father's passing. Jeff was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, especially turkeys and fishing. He was a devoted fan of Dodge, MOPAR, the New York Yankees and the Green Bay Packers. Jeff enjoyed evenings riding around the farm in his truck spot lighting with friends. Surviving are his fiancée, Shirley Sibley of Wysox; mother, Shirley Allen (Gene Granger) of Wysox; son, Dustin Sibley (Stacey Williams) and their children, Kaitlyn and Gavin Williams of Wysox; step sons, Eric Sibley and wife Shannon and their children Tyler and Erica of Monroeton, Aaron Sibley and wife Ashley and their children, Kenzie, AJ and Cayden of Wysox; great grandson, Emmett Sibley of Towanda; siblings, John "Porky" Allen (Nancy Chilson) of Wysox, James Allen of Wysox, Joseph Allen (Paula Lamphere) of Wysox, Judy Miller and husband Scott of Wysox, Juanita Brady and husband Thomas of Towanda; his aunt, Beverly Shaughnessy of Nichols, N.Y.; many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m., on Saturday, at the funeral home. The family requests that contributions be directed to Valley Youth Hunter Education Challenge, Inc., 18004 Route 187, Rome, PA or to Wysox Volunteer EMS, Box 302, Wysox, PA in Jeff's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 11/24/2015

ALLEN –NANCY L. LENT, 64, of Wysox Township, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Nancy was born on June 26, 1951 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of Vernon Russell Allen and Onalee Romaine Carr Allen. She attended the Wyalusing and Towanda schools. On April 29, 1969 she married Kenneth L. Lent who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2010. Nancy was formerly employed by PJ's Restaurant in Towanda, the B&D Diner in Wysox and by the Tomahawk Restaurant in Towanda and Elmira, N.Y. Nancy enjoyed flower gardening and watching her birds. Surviving are her siblings, Sandra Johnson of Wysox, Connie Bartholomew and husband Robert of Wysox, Frances Allen of Wysox, Vernon "Rusty" Allen and wife Wink of Wysox, Phyllis Jennings and husband Leon of Sayre, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son, Hudson LaVerne Lent, and a daughter, Casey Jo Lent. Abiding with Nancy's request, there will be no services. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting Nancy's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 10/29/2015

AMSTRONG –LINDA ARMSTRONG NEWHART, 78, of Hughesville, died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at her home. Born May 17, 1937 in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Robert A. and Rozalia (Black) Armstrong. She married the late Fred A.Newhart, and together they shared many years of marriage. Surviving, are a daughter: Susan Rodriguez of Charleston, SC; two sons, Fritz (Linda) Newhart and Stephen (Mary) Newhart, both of Hughesville; a sister, Roberta (Jim) DeWire of Carlisle; a brother, Rob Armstrong of Hughesville; eight grandchildren, Ryan (Heather) Newhart, Rebekah (Darrin) Baumunk, Daniela (Mike Flowers) Newhart, Greta (Cameron Taylor) Newhart, Freddie Newhart, Emily (Len) Calaman, Kate Rodriguez, and Libby Rodriguez; and five great grandchildren, Destini, Malachi, Ainsley, Cameron Jr, and Ocie Grace. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jim Rodriguez. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, October 19 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 3476 Beaver Lake Road, Hughesville with Rev. Robert Lauver officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, at the church. –Contrbuted by Carol Brotzman

CLYDE A. APPLEGATE, 84, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was the loving husband of Jeannette "Jeanne" M. (Hankins) Applegate. The couple married April 25, 1951 and had 64 wonderful years together. Clyde was born Dec. 29, 1930 in Toms River, N.J., son of the late Alonzo and Iona (Johnson) Applegate. He was a US Navy veteran and belonged to Post #49 Troy American Legion and Post #8675 VFW of Troy, Pa. Clyde was a cabinet maker by trade and was owner/operator of Splinter Place Cabinetry in Toms River, N.J. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy and Big Pond Lions Club. Clyde was very active in the Boy Scouts of America as a leader in both his home troop #36 in Toms River, N.J. and in Bradford County, Pa. Clyde is survived by his loving wife Jeanne, his son Dennis C. Applegate of St. Augustine, Fla., his daughter, Theresa (William) Waterhouse of Brick, N.J., his grandchildren: Amanda (Paul) Roberts, Bethany Applegate, Andrew Applegate, Cristin Applegate and Christian Waterhouse; his great grandchildren: Alex, Imogene, Naomi, Natalee and Sophia; along with his special friends Debbie Hulslander of Troy, Pa., John R. Hopkinson of Toms River, N.J., and Liston Pepper of Burlington, Pa. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Cynthia Applegate and his brother, Eldon Applegate. A memorial service is planned at a later date. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements.Memorial donations be made in Clyde's memory to the First United Methodist Church of Troy, 1204 Redington Ave., Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 11/1/2015

CLARENCE E. ‘LARRY’ AVERY JR., age 94, died peacefully on Oct. 10th, 2015. Born at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, in 1921, Larry was the son of Clarence E. Avery, Sr. and Flora Wright Avery, and Grandson of John W. Avery, all formally of Elmira. Larry attended the Hendy Avenue and George M. Diven Schools before graduating the Elmira Free Academy High School in 1939. Larry later lived in New York City before settling in Bergen County, NJ in the early 1960s. He resided in Park Ridge, NJ for the last 25 years. Larry graduated the University of Rochester in 1942 as a Chemical Engineer and received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the New York University in 1952. Larry remained active in the field of liquid/solid separations specializing in industrial filtration applications. He founded his own filter business 1962, the Avery Filter Co. Inc. of Westwood NJ, and the business remains in the family. Larry was a frequent lecturer, presenting and authoring numerous technical papers on filtration. He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a founding member of the New York Chapter of the UK based Filtration Society. Larry served in the Navy during World War II. He loved golf and tennis. An avid piano player and jazz enthusiast, he continued to play music throughout his life. He played at various cocktail lounges and dining establishments in CT, FL, NJ & CA. Larry was a regular volunteer playing piano during lunch hours at the local hospitals. He will be missed dearly by his longtime partner, Patricia Byrnes, his former wife Diane, his children; Tracy, Scott, Quentin, Sean and Juliet, his five grandchildren, family and friends. A memorial will be held at a later date. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/2015

BACKER –LINDA L. CARPENTER, 74, of Sayre, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at home. Linda was born May 10, 1941 in Waverly, N.Y. She was the daughter of the late Donald and Polly Backer. Linda was a 1959 graduate of Waverly High School. She worked for several years at the H. Austin-Snyder Elementary School in Sayre as a library aide. For 22 years she worked as coordinator of Family Planning Services, first with Maternal & Family Health Services and then with Guthrie Health Care in Sayre, Pa. She loved her job and all women she was able to help. Linda married Edward Carpenter in June 1963. They just celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.Linda and her husband Ed enjoyed many years at their summer home in Montour Falls Marina.Her greatest joy were her sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She is survived by husband Ed of 52 years; her beloved sons, Shawn & Melanie (Florida), Todd & Denise (Waverly) and Randy & Vicki (Waverly); her grandchildren, Casey, Meaghan, Georgia, Todd Jr., Danielle, Tyler, Josh, Bethany, Noah and Hannah; her great-grandchildren, Kalie, Abbie, Samantha, Adriana, Mackenna, Jaidemarie, Lydiah, Paizley, Lily, Jacob, Braydan, Lukas and Nolan; brothers: Donald Backer (Diane) from Texas and Peter Backer (Cindy) from Pine City; brother and sister-in-laws Carl & Phyllis Carpenter Jr. (Corning) and Carol Hausknecht (Sunbury); also, several special nieces and nephews and Pam Carpenter, a very close family friend. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the First Baptist Church, 221 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. Donations can be made to Sayre Public Library, Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 10/12/2015

BAHR –MRS. SOPHIA T. BAHR BARRY, age 80, of Cherry Township, Pa., passed away on Friday morning, Oct. 9, 2015. Sophia was born on March 22, 1935 in Dushore, Pa., a daughter of the late Floyd D. and Clara Bundle Bahr, and lived all of her life in Sullivan County. She graduated from Turnpike High School in 1953. She married Francis Joseph Barry of Dushore on Nov. 27, 1954. They would have celebrated 61 years of marriage this year. He predeceased her on Sept. 26, 2015. Sophia was an active member of St. Basil's Catholic Church in Dushore, Pa., as well as a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She made many friends while a seamstress at Sullcraft and her 11 years at The Highlands. Sophia retired in May of 1997 and spent her remaining years caring for and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She supplied her family and friends with dish cloths that she made in her idle time and all kinds of baked goodies. Her faith in God was a top priority and kept her strong while caring for Francie in his last years. Family meant so much to her and she hosted the holiday dinners for years. She enjoyed lunches with her girlfriends and her grandchildren and walked miles every day until her health prevented it. With a smile for everyone, Sophia will be remembered for her generosity and caring heart. Surviving are two sons, Frank (Bonnie) Barry of Dushore, Pa., James (Mary Ellen) Barry of Harrisburg, Pa.; daughter, Clara (Jack) Olstead of Dushore, Pa.; three brothers, Paul Bahr of Pine City, N.Y., Floyd (Marge) Bahr of Byron, Minn., Robert Bahr of Dushore, Pa.; sister, Betty Kennedy of Goodyear, Ariz.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Martha and Nartcy Nitcznski of Dushore, Pa.; five grandchildren, Cassandra Kriebel, Stacey Ammerman, Alex Barry, Christina Barry, Leanna Meyers; seven great-grandchildren, Ean Ammerman, Dylan Ammerman, Kyleigh Ammerman, Colton Ammerman, Rachael Kriebel, Carmen Kriebel and Rowan Kushla. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by two brothers, Martin G. Bahr in 1999 and Francis Bahr in 2004; and two sisters, Mary Donovan, in 2007 and infant sister, Clara Ann Bahr. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Rojas her pastor presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. There will be recitation of the Rosary at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Dushore Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA, the Mildred Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 74, Mildred, PA or Immaculate Heart of Mary Endowment Fund of St. Basil Church, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/13/2015

JOHN WESLEY BAILEY SR., 77, of 15 Brown Lane, Monroeton, Pa., Burlington Township, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 28, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. John was born on June 15, 1938 in Towanda, Pa., the son of Wesley John Bailey and Elizabeth Margaret Johnson Bailey. In early years John worked on a farm in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and was later employed by Towanda Iron & Metal and by Max Cohens Salvage Yard in Athens. He loved the outdoors, mowing yards and fishing. His family includes his children, Debbie Johnson (Mark Saxbury) of Monroeton, Elizabeth Grover (Scott Woodruff) of North Towanda, John Bailey Jr. (Karen Collette) of Monroeton, James Bailey (Cheryl Bailey) of Monroeton, Larry Bacorn (Patty Bacorn) of Georgia, John Walter (Lauren Walter) of Rome Township; 22 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Emma Larrabee of Rome, Katheryn Vanderpool (Albert Deal) of Towanda; numerous nieces and nephews; special niece, Rebecca Parker and special close nephew, Fred Bailey. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Sara Bailey, and brothers, Charles Bailey Sr., Lloyd Bailey Sr. and Frederick Bailey.The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 10/30/2015

ARTHUR BARNES, 82, of Roaring Branch, PA (McNett Twp.) passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born in Leolyn, PA on November 10, 1932, Arthur Henry Barnes was a son of the late Edna Jane (Hulburt) and Stephen Barnes, Sr. He was the husband of the former Thelma Moyer. Art’s family and grandchildren’s lives were very important to him. He was a “Jack of all trades” type person. A McNett Township Supervisor for many years, he also was very interested in nature and the outdoors. Art enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting many types of tree pollen for medicinal benefits. Surviving is his wife Thelma; three children, Carol Edwards of Canton, Kevin (Melody) Barnes of Roaring Branch and Barb (Butch) Wojcik of Covington; 12 grandchildren, Michael Egli Jr, Joseph Meuse III, Melissa Meuse, Gena Burns, Sarah (Dane) Gross, Brianne Holmes, Noah and Michael Wojcik, Kevin (Bobbi) Barnes II, Kyle, John and Tristen Barnes; nine great grandchildren, Joseph Meuse IV, Ryan and Emily Burns, Logan and Madeline Holmes, Dylan, Alyssa, Blake and McKenna Barnes; a brother, Stephen Barnes Jr., many nieces, nephews and cousins  He was predeceased by four siblings, Christine Saunders, Frances Ruppert, Elwin Barnes and Lawrence Barnes. Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate a memorial service at 11:00 Friday, Oct. 16, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Art’s name to the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review 10/15/2015

REV. JAMES W. BARRETT - A man truly dedicated to his faith, Rev. James W. Barrett, 89, of Troy, Pa., went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, from the Skilled Nursing Unit at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth M. (Booth) Barrett who passed away on Oct. 18, 2007. The couple married on Aug. 25, 1952 and had 55 happy years together. Rev. Barrett was born on Jan. 2, 1926 in Blossburg, Pa., son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Owen C. and Flora (Briggs) Barrett. He was an East Smithfield High School graduate, class of 1938. Jim was a graduate of Mansfield University and Drew Theological Seminary, and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving his country in the Philippines during World War II and was in the occupation force in Japan after. After Seminary Rev. Barrett pastored churches in Yates, Chemung, Steuben, and Wayne counties in New York and then the First United Methodist Church of Troy, Pa. After retirement he and Betty stayed in Troy and became members of First United Methodist. During his time in Wayne County, Pastor Barrett became a deputy sheriff and was a hospital chaplain in many of the area's hospitals. Jim's hobbies included sailing, camping, fishing and hiking. Rev. Barrett is survived by his son, David O. (Wendy) Barrett of Ontario, N.Y.; his daughter, Elizabeth M. (Layton) Kingsley of East Smithfield, Pa.; his grandson, Eric M. (Crystal) Barrett of Williamson, N.Y.; his great-grandchildren, Corbin and Alexis Barrett; and his niece, Georgia Barrett-Ensminger. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty; his brothers, Seymour and Allen Barrett; and his nephew, Norman "Butch" Barrett. The memorial service to honor Rev. Barrett's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at the East Smithfield United Methodist Church on Church Street in East Smithfield, Pa. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in Rev. Barrett's memory to the United Methodist Church of one's own choosing. –Towanda Daily Review 11/14/2015

JOSEPH ROBERT BARRETT, 81, of Baldwinsville, passed away Thursday at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 5, 1934 in Larksville, PA. He graduated from St. Vincent's High School in Plymouth, PA. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corps. He retired from the U.S. Post Office with 25 years of service, as a postal supervisor, in Elmira, NY. He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his family on Keuka Lake. He was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Nellie (nee McGill) Barrett, and siblings Bernadine, Marie, Martin, John, Bob, and James. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Evelyn (nee Kovaleski) Barrett. They were married in St. John's Church, Larksville, PA. He is also survived by sons Joseph (Donna) Barrett, Tom (Mary Kay) Barrett; daughter Barbara Ellis; grandchildren Danielle Barrett, Jessica (John) Copeland, Olivia Barrett, Mary (Scott) Roehm, Michael, James, and Ryan Ellis, and Christopher Barrett; great grandchildren Jack and Joey Copeland, and Evelyn Grace Roehm; and sister Helen Fertal of Venice, FL. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 at Falardeau Funeral home, 93 Downer Street, Baldwinsville, NY. A mass of Catholic burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Baldwinsville, with a graveside service to be held immediately thereafter at St. Mary's Cemetery in Baldwinsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN or North Area Meals on Wheels, 413 Church St., N. Syracuse, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/7/2015

CHARLES BATES, 53, of Solomons, Md., died suddenly on Sept. 24, 2015 while in Belize. Chuck was in the country temporarily helping to manage a friend's restaurant. It brings great solace to family and friends that he passed away near the ocean he loved while helping a friend. He was in "paradise." Helping friends and family and putting others before himself will be his lasting legacy. He was selfless nearly to a fault. Chuck was born June 19, 1962 in Penn Yan, N.Y. to the late Charles Bates Sr. and Patricia (Bailey) Bates. Soon, the family moved to Troy, Pa. where all four children were raised. Chuck graduated from Troy Area High School in 1980. Chuck was a gifted athlete in many sports, especially baseball. He was an all-star catcher for the Troy Trojans for all four years at Troy. After high school, Chuck moved to the Pocono Mountain area of Stroudsburg, Pa. He began his career in restaurant management there. He loved the area and made many lasting friendships. In later years, Chuck hosted several reunions in the Poconos for family and friends. Those were the moments he most treasured. Chuck spent the remaining years of his life in Calvert County, Md. He continued his career in management at Ruby Tuesday restaurant where he worked for over 15 years. He was promoted to general manager and for several years ran the restaurant in California, Md. He loved this restaurant and those he met there. He was known as a tough boss with very high expectations. He cared deeply for employees and was a great mentor to many. He went above and beyond to encourage them to succeed in every aspect of their lives. When not working, Chuck enjoyed golf and hanging out with his friends. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Alabama Crimson Tide fan ("ROLL TIDE"). He hosted many Super Bowl parties and took friends to Pittsburgh several times for games. He loved that city and was so proud to take people with him to the stadium. Chuck will also be remembered for his obsession with Jimmy Buffet! His goal was to go to the concert every year and to take as many friends as he could fit in a limo or bus! Those were the moments Chuck lived for. Chesapeake Hills Golf Course was his home course and where he "lived" in his free time. He also worked there part time for over 10 years. He made many friends there and they became his second family. Chuck will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his sister, Brenda Bates of Abington, Pa.; brothers, Craig Bates (Shelly) of South Royleston, Mass. and Christopher Bates of Solomons, Md.; and nephews Dylan, Devin and Derek Bates. He is also survived by many loving cousins and great friends he cherished so much. Debbie Ayres Hickok of Troy, Pa., was his most treasured friend and confidant for over 40 years and is a special friend of the family. She was his rock, his "go to" friend when he felt he had no one else to turn to. He always knew Deb was there. Thank you Deb and we love you. A memorial service for Chuck will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2015 at the Chesapeake Hills Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Chuck Bates Memorial Fund, care of Deb Hickok. The funds will be used for a memorial bench at Alparon Park in Troy, Pa., where Chuck spent many hours playing baseball, basketball and mentoring younger athletes. –Towanda Daily Review 10/9/2015

LYNDON JOHN BEACH, 63, of Kingston, unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born Sept. 9, 1952, in Smithfield, Pa. Lynden was the son of the late John Ellery Beach and Shirley Reeser Beach. Lynden graduated from SRU High School, class of 1970 and Wilkes-Barre Business College, class of 1973 with a degree in business administration. Lynden began his employment working at East Smithfield Farms "bringing in the cheese," and upon moving to Wilkes-Barre, "The Kiddie Shoppe" and later, The T.V. Reader Service, known as the T.V. Guide, both located in Wilkes-Barre. He was last employed for many years at Art Print Company, Taylor, until its closure. Lynden and his wife, the former Ruth Rochon, enjoyed 41 years of marriage. After his marriage, Lynden and Ruth resided on Culver Street, Forty-Fort, prior to moving to Kingston. Lynden was an active member of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind and the Seeing Without Sight Support Group. Although Lyn was legally blind from a young age, he did not let that deter him from working with computers and musical recording equipment. He was known for his quick wit and sense of humor. Lyn enjoyed helping his sister-in-law, Louise Rochon, create hand–crafted trees and attend craft shows. He was a faithful member of the Gospel Hall Church, Scranton. Lynden was a Gift of Life Organ Donor. He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Beach. Surviving in addition to his wife Ruth, is a brother, Paul Beach and his wife, Diane, Horseheads, N.Y.; father-in-law, Dan Rochon, Mountaintop; brothers-in-law, Dan Rochon Jr. and his wife, Sandra, Mountaintop, Bill Pencek and his wife, Judy, Nicholson, Tim Rochon and his wife, Louise, Mountaintop; sister-in-law, Regina Carrington, Sayre; numerous nieces, nephews and his two beloved cats, Inky and Cloe. Funeral services for Lynden were held Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, with David Spencer officiating. –Towanda Daily Review 11/8/2015

THEODORE ‘TED’ BLEND, age 85, of Buckhannon, WV died Sunday, October 4, 2015 at his home. He was born May 25, 1930 in Tuscarora Township, NY, a son of the late Theodore and Ella Faulkner Blend. On August 25, 1951 he married Margaret Eleanor Bailey who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Bruce Blend and wife Teresa of Buckhannon and Tom Blend and wife Robin of Winchester, VA; two daughters, Diane Hill and husband Greg of Buckhannon and Debra McCoy of Athens, OH; four grandsons, Jason Hill of Buckhannon, Brian Blend and wife Lucy of Fairmont, WV, Eric Blend and fiancée Brianna of Wheeling, WV and Jared Blend and wife Amanda of Winchester; five granddaughters, Cara Richardson and husband Tim of Arlington, VA, Allison Hill of Fairmont, WV, Kelly Blend of Anderson, SC, Megan Springer and husband Nick of Guysville, OH and Leah Blend of Buckhannon; two great-granddaughters, Shelby Hill of Buckhannon and Annica Richardson of Arlington; one great-grandson, Jacob Springer of Guysville; two brothers, Martin Blend of Landing, NJ and Collis Blend and wife Cindy of Elkland, PA and four sisters, Ella Kipferi of Pine City, NY, Wanda Jankoski of Addison, NY, Wilma Wisler of Tioga, PA and Florence Edwards of Elkland. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wellington and Samuel Blend and four sisters, Edna Tunison, Vera Knowles, Dorothy Doland and Elma Hornbrook. "Ted" Served in the US Air Force in Japan during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. He retired after 44 years from Moore Business Forms. The family would like to send a special thanks to Ellen Smith, Pat Brown, Linda Cowger, the staff of WV Hospice and the special caregivers from the Area Agency on Aging. Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 2-4 PM with the a memorial service at 4 PM with the Rev. Helen Oates officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/6/2015

BORLAND –KATHERINE BREHM, 99, of Oil City, Pa., formerly of Sayre, died peaceably on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 in Oil City. Born on March 12, 1916, she was the daughter of Walter Siverly Borland and Rachel Cooper Borland. She was a graduate of Oil City High School and the Oil City School of Nursing. She married William F. Brehm, M.D. on Feb. 2, 1938. Dr. Brehm died in 1963. Mrs. Brehm worked as a school nurse for the Sayre and Oil City School Districts, and as an emergency room nurse at the Oil City Hospital. She worshiped at the Oil City First Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Peace Circle there. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sayre where she served as Superintendent of the Sunday School for many years. Mrs. Brehm was active in community affairs, belonging to the Salvation Army Auxiliary, Board of Family Services and Children's Aid Society, Friends of Oil City Library, Oil City Boat Club at Rockmere, Belles Lettres, Wednesday Club, and Monday Club. She was a president of the Parent Teachers' Association of the Fourth Ward School in Sayre and also served as president of the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Rachel B. Hughes and Josephine B. Elder; brothers, William K. Borland and Thomas C. Borland; a nephew, Jackie Borland; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Brehm. She is survived by her sons, William Brehm and wife Barbara Brehm of Ellensburg, Wash., Walter Brehm and wife Judy Brehm of Ocean Springs, Miss., and George Brehm and wife Nancy Brehm of Rochester, N.Y.; daughters Gretchen Deubler and husband Harold Kenneth Deubler of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Mary Ann Brehm of Oil City; many nieces and nephews including Wiles Elder, Sarah Elder, Rachel Elder, Robert Elder and Walter Elder, all formerly of Oil City; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Brehm suggested that donations be made to the Oil City Library, 2 Central Ave., Oil City PA. –Sayre Morning Times 11/9/2015

ROBERT BRADSHAW of Elmira: age 87 passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Bob was born in Wyalusing PA the son of Fern (Merrick) and Robert B. Bradshaw. He is predeceased by his brother, Donald W. Bradshaw, sister, June L. Smith, and long time friend and companion Vivien Brownell. Bob is survived by his sister-in-law, Natalie Bradshaw of Richmond VA; and several nieces. Bob served his country in the U S Navy during WWII. He worked at Schweizer Aircraft for 35 years, retiring in 1993. While at Schweizer's he was instrumental in organizing the UAW Local Union #1752 in 1966. Bob served as Negotiations Chairman and on the Executive Board of the union for many years. He was an avid bowler well into his 70's, and also enjoyed playing golf. Bob was a life member of the Elmira Eagles Club Aerie #941, Watkins Glen Elks Club #1546, Big Flats American Legion Post #1612 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6083. A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Road South, Big Flats, NY. Those wishing may remember Bob with a donation to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/14/2015

CHARLES S. BRANNAKA, 80, of Trout Run, Pa., passed away at home Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Born Jan. 21, 1935 in Roaring Branch, Lycoming County, at the family home, Charlie was a son of the late John Fredrick and Adele (Favire) Brannaka. He was a 1952 graduate of Canton High School. On May 2, 1954, Charlie married the former Jeanetta "Jimmie" Steinback in Calvert. Charlie owned and operated Brannaka's Garage and Excavating Company until retiring in 2000. He also was a Lewis Township Supervisor for many years and later worked as the township's roadmaster until October 2014. In addition to his wife Jeanetta, surviving are five children, Wesley (Cindy) Brannaka of Roaring Branch, Sue Ann Huston of Trout Run, Judy (Jim) Cronin of Greer, S.C., Mary Lou (Dion) Coleman and Dave (Marilyn) Seeling all of Trout Run; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a son-in-law, Nick Cuozzo of Trout Run. He was predeceased by a daughter, Billie Jo Cuozzo.Family invites friends to call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton. Rev. Herbert Eby will officiate the memorial service at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Pennsdale Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Charlie's name to Trout Run Volunteer Fire Co., c/o 241 Route 14, or to Pennsdale Cemetery Assoc., c/o 5752 Route 14, both in Trout Run, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/28/2015

NEIL H. BUTTS, age 68 of Millport, NY. Passed away Sunday, November 1st, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Neil was born in Elmira, December 21, 1946; the son of the late Harold and Alice (Smith) Butts. He is survived by his loving wife and friend of almost 50 years, Joyce (Fanton) Butts; children, Neil L. Butts of Elmira, Terry D. Butts of Liverpool, NY; five grandchildren, Robin Marie, Amanda Marie, Tonya (Steve) Vallimont, and Kristofer M. Butts, Shannon Howe; 10 great-grandchildren; several cousins; special brother and sister-in-law, Claude and Debra Lynn Fanton of Reading Center; daughters-in-law, Kathy Cavarello and Shari (Alex) Ram. In addition to Neil's parents he is predeceased by his grandson, Nicholas A. Butts. Neil started his career in machine work at the Remington Rand Co. and retired from Belden Inc. as a machine repairmen after many years. He was a dedicated member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for over 38 years. He loved to teach his senior adult Sunday school classes and the priceless friends he made through serving the Lord. He loved to sing in the church Choir, and playing bass guitar in the church orchestra. Neil was a man of the word and prayer. Family and friends are invited to call at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, 209 Gardener Rd, Horseheads, NY Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Funeral services celebrating Neil H. Butts life will follow the calling hours at 7:00PM. Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, November 5th at the Lakemont Cemetery, Lakemont, NY. His friend and pastor Richard Hack will officiate. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/2/2015

CAMPBELL –MARY A. DIBBLE BURFIELD, 90, formerly of Elkland, PA passed away on October 7, 2015 at the Harris Hill Nursing Home in Williamsville, NY, where she had been a patient for the past 18 months. Mary was born September 12, 1925 to Raymond and Sue Campbell of Wellsboro, PA. She was married to Wylie Dibble and Ellsworth Burfield, both of whom preceded her in death. Mary was a self-employed hairdresser and member of the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkland. She loved everything musical, square dancing, ice cream and especially her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her son, William (Nancy) Dibble, Gillett, PA; daughter, Bonita (Lloyd) Fuller, Elma, NY; seven grandchildren and twelve great- grandchildren; brother, Dale (Kristina) Campbell, Winter Haven, FL. Mary was predeceased by her first born child, Kathleen; step-daughters, Eileen Britt and Jeanne Hess; brothers, Leroy and Lyle Campbell. Mary's Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Service to follow at 2:00, with Edward Heyler officiating. Memorial donations may be made to: Harris Hill Nursing Facility, McGuire Group Journeys Program (Attn: Barbara Johnson), 2699 Wherle Drive, Williamsville, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/14/2015

DIANNA L. CHAPMAN, 60, of Chemung, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. She is survived by her companion, George; her son and daughter-in-law, Ryan Jr. and Heather Rose; her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie Ann and John Rogers; her grandchildren, Kaila, Ryan Lee, Kaidence, Kylie, Emily, Abigail, Olivia, Ella; her parents, Frank Sr. and Hattie (Petty) Chapman; her sister and brother-in-law, Sue Ellen and Tim Repine; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank Chapman Jr. and Lori Bishop, Alan Chapman and Chris Nolan; several aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins; and many, many friends from Dandy Mini Mart where she worked for many years. Dianna was a big Philadelphia Eagles and Tony Stewart fan. She loved St. Patrick's Day, the color green and collecting frogs and moose. Dianna enjoyed camping with her brothers, going to NASCAR races with her sister, spending weekends with her grandchildren, and she dearly loved her parents. Family and friends are invited to visit at the North Barton Grange Hall, 1363 Ellis Creek Road, Waverly, NY on Saturday October 31, 2015 from 11 a.m. until noon. A Celebration of Life will begin at noon with Pastor and family friend Linda Rogers officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Dianna may be made to the North Barton Grange Hall. –Sayre Morning Times 10/29/2015

CLARK –JOYCE B. CARPENTER of Big Flats, NY, (formerly of Spencer Hill Road in Corning) went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, October 7, 2015. She was born November 5, 1928 to Ralph S. and Edna (Butler) Clark in Westfield, PA. Joyce graduated from Knoxville High School and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute in Buffalo, NY. She married Paul E. Carpenter on July 25, 1953, in Mansfield, PA, and was predeceased by him in 2000. Joyce worked for Edwin A. Glover, Attorney-at-Law, in Elkland, PA. She volunteered at Corning Salvation Army and was instrumental in starting a women's auxiliary. She also volunteered in the mail room at Toccoa Falls College and was instrumental in forming a women's auxiliary there and acted as its first President. Joyce was a bookkeeper for the funeral home and WCBA radio. She loved crafts, puzzles, and games and she especially enjoyed her Schnauzer dogs. She was affiliated with the Beartown Road Alliance Church and Victory Highway Wesleyan Church. She was organist for a number of churches and the funeral home. She had been Choir Director at the Knoxville Baptist Church and the Caton Bible Chapel. Joyce is survived by her children, Joyanne (Mark) Clark and Jon (Jennifer) Carpenter, both of Corning; stepson, David (Brenda) Carpenter of Ft. Myers, FL; four grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sister, Helen Haenszel, Wheaton IL; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Stuart of Corning and Elaine (James) Lawrence of West Palm Beach, FL; several very special nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her stepson, Paul Carpenter; sisters: Velma Musser, Arliene Lynn, and Wilma Beard. Calling hours will be held at Beartown Road Alliance Church, 21 Beartown Road, Painted Post, NY from 3 - 6 PM on Sunday, October 11th. Funeral services will be held at the church on Monday, October 12th at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in Corning. Memorial donations can be made in mom's name to Toccoa Falls College, 107 Kincaid Drive, Toccoa Falls, GA or www.tfc.edu. Joyce entrusted her care to her family at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/10/2015

COLEMAN –ROSEMARY D. WOOD, 94, of Towanda, Pa., passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2015 at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit, surrounded by loving family. She was born on Feb. 9, 1921 in Towanda, Pa., the youngest daughter of Frank A. and Mary Calahan Coleman. She was a lifelong member of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish. She attended St. Agnes School and Towanda High School. Rosemary is survived by her children, Kathleen (Dougherty) DeWan of Towanda, Rose Marie Dougherty of Rochester, N.Y., and Jerome P. Wood of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; granddaughters, Jennifer (Julian) Velasco of Granger, Ind., Charlotte (Matthew) Adams of Hopewell Junction, N.Y. and Patrick Wood of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and by great-granddaughters, Graciela Velasco, and Meredith and Caroline Adams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary, Catherine and Christine Coleman. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, William G. Dougherty, MIA in World War II and Leonard L. Wood. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose main interest in life was spending time with her family.The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the family with arrangements. Abiding by her wishes, there will be no calling hours, and funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to St. Agnes Elementary School, 102 Third St., Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 10/8/2015

JAMES S. COLLINS, 90, of Franklin Twp., PA, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the Hospice of Sacred Heart, Dunmore, PA. He was born on December 6, 1924 in Glenville, WV, to the late Boyd C. and Dovie O. (Somerville) Collins. His wife of 68 years, Monoka N. (Nicholson) Collins, survives. Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Pat Collins, Bernardsville, NJ, two daughters and son-in-law, Marsha and Clyde Bailes, Summersville, WV, Jane Passantino, Cleveland, OH, brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Marlene Collins, Wardensville, WV, sister-in-law, Betty S. Collins, Culpepper, VA, six grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Winston Collins. Jim graduated from Glenville State College, Glenville, WV, and received a Master’s Degree and Doctorate from Columbia University, NYC. He spent 32 years in Education; mostly in New Jersey; and retired as Superintendent in Chatham, NJ. Jim was a WW II Army Air Corps veteran flying 30 combat missions as radio/gunner on a B 17; serving in the 490th Bomber Group in the 8th Air Force. Jim grew up on a farm, and loved the land, and always appreciated the natural beauty of this country. He spent endless hours around his cabin home, hunting, fishing, and communing with God and nature. He inherited his father’s love of people. He never knew a stranger and spent hours telling about his upbringing, his army services, his devotion to his career, and the undying love for his family. He will live in their hearts always. A Memorial Service will be held next spring, at the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were through the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home. Donations in Jim’s name can be made to the Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church, or the the charity of choice. –Towanda Daily Review 11/16/2015

GUY R. COOK, 54, of Albany Township, Pa., passed away unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at his home where he had been resting following a recent automobile accident. Guy was born Oct. 18, 1960 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Sally Johnston Cook and the late Richard K. Cook. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School with the class of 1978 where he was active in football and wrestling. Following high school Guy went to work for GTE Sylvania in Towanda and was subsequently employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox for two years. He returned to work at GTE Sylvania which later became GTP in Towanda and remained there until his retirement. Guy was a member of the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, was a social member of American Legion Post No. 42 and Beirne Webster VFW Post No. 1568 in Towanda and was a former member of the Towanda Elks Lodge. Guy loved spending time at his home and being outdoors, hunting and four wheeling. Guy was always a dedicated, hard worker who took great pride and passion in caring for his property which he purchased from his grandmother Pearl B. Johnston in February of 1993. Guy was a devoted supporter of disabled veterans organizations and mascular degeneration research as well as numerous charitable organizations. His family includes his wife and high school sweetheart, Cheryl Burlingame Cook whom he married on Aug. 26, 1978 at the Monroeton United Methodist Church; sons, Robert L. Cook and wife Amber of New Albany, Jonathan H. Cook of Coatesville, Pa.; grandchildren, Averie Cook and twins, Eva and Aza Cook; his mother and step father, Sally and George Dotter of Towanda; brothers, Richard K. Cook II and wife Joan of Towanda, Karl F. Cook and wife Linda of Monroeton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard K. Cook on June 13, 2007 and by his grandson, Austin Jordan Cook on Oct. 29, 2009. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at the Beirne-Webster VFW Post, Bridge Street Hill, Towanda. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Monroeton Public Library, P.O. Box 145, Monroeton, PA, the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA or to a charity or organization of one's choice in Guy's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 10/13/2015

CRANE –BARBARA J. MAYER age 67, passed away, Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Schuyler Hospital. Barbara was born in Elmira NY on December 27, 1947 a daughter of the late Devilla and Dorothy (Leonard) Crane. She is survived by her son James P. Mayer of Elmira with his sons, Brandon Mayer and Giovanni Liquori; son and daughter-in-law, Sheldon H., Jr. and Anne Mayer of Horseheads with their daughter Emma; son Matthew J. Mayer of Horseheads with his son Noah; great granddaughter, Samantha Mayer; brother, Lenny Mahood of Elmira; sister Elizabeth Grover of Vero Beach FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins; good friends, Thomas Weidemann of Montour Falls and Sally Connelly of Elmira. Barbara had worked at various positions at Corning Inc. for 30 years. When her sons were young Barbara enjoyed attending their sporting events. She was most happy spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Barbara was a very outgoing person and made friends easily. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/19/2015

KEVIN JAMES CRAWFORD, 55, of Millerton, Pa., and a former Valley resident, died Nov. 4, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital, following a brief illness. Born in Sayre, he was the son of Ellie and Bill Crawford. He graduated from Athens High School in 1978 and furthered his education, earning his degree at Williamsport Area Community College. He worked in several fields in his lifetime and lived in Tucson, Ariz., and Charlotte, N.C., in addition to the Valley. His interests varied; he loved nature and animals and was very well-read in anything he decided he liked; you did not want to take him on in a Honeymooners' trivia contest or anything involving music from the '60s or '70s; you'd lose. Same with his encyclopedic knowledge of cars - he could name every one on the road and give you a quick synopsis of each one's pros and cons. Quiet, but with a great sense of humor, "he'd tell you a joke, and then light up your smoke, and (in his words) right now there's somewhere else I'd rather be!" He will be greatly missed by his siblings: Steve (and wife, Pat) of Lafayette Hill, Pa.; Brian of Riviera Beach, Fla.; Jan (and husband, Ed Bzik) of Boalsburg, Pa.; and Sue (and husband, Dave Magee) of Hazel Green, Ala. He was predeceased by parents Bill and Ellie. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews who cared for him deeply, and he in return. His family would like to profusely thank the Guthrie Clinic and, especially the ICU doctors and staff, for their wonderfully patient and compassionate care of Kevin; you folks are truly special. We also want to give a family hug to our dear friend, Linda Politi, for being more-than-just-there the past few days. Should you wish, any memorials in Kevin's name would be appreciated to either the Spalding Memorial Library in Athens or the Stray Haven SPCA in Waverly. There will be a memorial service in the future at the convenience of the family arrangements will be handled by the Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service in Sayre. –Sayre Morning Times 11/6/2015

HUBERT VINCENT DALY, age 52, of New Albany, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Hugh was born on May 11, 1963 in Bryn Mawr, Pa., a son of Marion VanDerZee Daly and the late Hubert Daly. He attended Owen J. Roberts High School in Chester County, Pa. He married the former Cynthia Betley of Newark, Del., on Oct. 26, 1986. They resided in Bear, Del., and moved to New Albany in July of 1998. Hugh worked for Formula 1 Feeds, in New Era, Pa. Hugh enjoyed fishing in local ponds and streams. Surviving are his spouse, Cindy at home; two sons, Michael Daly of New Albany, Pa., Matthew Daly of Towanda, Pa.; two daughters, Brandy Daly of Philadelphia, Pa., Alexis Daly of New Albany, Pa.; mother, Marion Daly of Downingtown, Pa.; sister, Elizabeth "Liz" Daly of Downingtown, Pa.; twin siblings, Paul (Trish) Daly of Odessa, Texas, and Paula Poppio of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a nephew, Kenneth Miller in February 2008. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier officiating. Interment will be in Old Zion Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. –Towanda Daily Review 11/25/2015

DEAN –MINNIE NORTON, 74, of Shunk, Pa., passed away at home on Thursday morning, Oct. 8, 2015. On June 26, 1941, Minnie Lee was born in Tioga County, Pa. Her parents were the late Harry and Leona (Starkweather) Dean. She married Max Norton on April 28, 1958 in Tioga and they celebrated 57 years together this year. A caring and giving wife, mother and grandmother, family always came first in Minnie's life. She was a member of the Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company in Shunk and Canton's American Legion Auxiliary 303. Minnie was a fabulous cook and had many interests; she especially enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing bingo, reading and puzzles. She and Max also enjoyed spending time at their Florida home. In addition to her devoted husband Max, surviving are her two daughters, Joanie (Francis) Delovich of Shunk and Julie (Ed) Minnier of Masten; two grandchildren, Dillon Minnier of Shunk and Amber (Adam) Weightman of Covington; great-granddaughter, Addison Weightman; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends; also her faithful pets, Rocky and Miss Kitty. Minnie was predeceased by four siblings, Merle Dean, Earl Dean, Elijah "Sonny" Dean and Judy Buchanan. Calling hours are 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton. Rev. Herbert Eby will officiate her memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in West Hill Cemetery. Those who wish may make a memorial to a charity of one's choice –Towanda Daily Review 10/9/2015

DEPUE –DIANE P. (DEPUE) AMES, 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on October 27, 2015. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Donald and her granddaughter, Madeline. Diane is survived by her husband of 45 years, Harold Ames; four children, Rodney Ames, Lance Ames (Jenifer), Chrystal Dailey and Katie Ames; her grandchildren, Briana Ames, Taylor Ames, Meggan Ames, Brenden Ames, Camryn Ames, James Dailey III, Carmela Dailey and Anais Dailey; siblings, Darrell (Carol) DePue, Dorine DePue, Dean (Julie) DePue. Along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as many loving friends. Services will be at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 708 Lena Place, Elmira NY at 2pm on Saturday, October 31, 2015. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/29/2015

THOMAS WILSON DOONER JR., 70, of Herrick Township, Pa., passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 6, 2015 at the Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa. Tom was born on April 17, 1945 in Media, Pa., the youngest of four children to the late Thomas Wilson Dooner Sr. and Alice Pension Dooner. He was a graduate of Media High School, Media, Pa., class of 1963, and was subsequently drafted to serve in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following completion of his military service, Tom was employed by Skelly's Construction Company and by A&P Markets in Media for 20 years. In June of 1983 Tom and his wife Susan moved to Herrick Township to make their home. Tom served as manager of the Quick and Jennings Market in Wysox for 10 years and was later employed by the P&C Market in Wysox for 10 years until his retirement. Tom was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing basketball and served as an assistant basketball coach in Sayre, Wyalusing and Camptown. He also enjoyed playing tennis, competing in the Citizens & Northern Bank Tournament as well as others and shooting pool. His family includes his wife and senior classmate, Susan Patricia Conrad Dooner whom he married on Sept. 14, 1968 in Media, Pa.; sons, Marc Dooner of Durham, N.C., Bryan Dooner (Gilah Gersten) of Bristol, Conn.; grandchildren, Hailee, Collin and Trinity Dooner and Angelo "R.J." Lewis; sisters, Ann Robinson of Oxford, Pa., Alice Porter and husband Warren of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mary Bradley of Claymont, Del.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with a memorial service to follow at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. William Westbrook officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Office, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA in Thomas Wilson Dooner Jr.'s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 10/8/2015

RICHARD D. DUNBAR, 75, of West Springfield passed away at home after a courageous effort with pancreatic cancer on Sept. 10, 2015 surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Troy, Pa., he was pre-deceased by his parents Ellsworth and Lula Dunbar. Richard is a graduate of Elmira College and was employed as Bursar. In 1973 he moved with his family to Great Barrington, Mass., where he was employed by Simon's Rock College as Comptroller. In 1980 he relocated to Springfield, Mass. and worked for the Springfield Libraries and Museums Association as the Vice President of Finance for 25 years, retiring in 2005. He was actively involved in Rotary International for many years, serving as president and actively participating in the yearly Toys for Joy Campaign. Always a devoted grandfather, retirement allowed him to dote on his four grandchildren whom he cherished. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Springfield, Mass., and former member of Holy Cross Parish. Richard was an avid golfer who was lucky enough to have, in his career, a hole-in-one twice. He was a longtime member of the Springfield Country Club, serving on its board of directors for many years. He will be remembered for his love for family and friends, his enjoyment of reading, passion for golf, as well as festive attire. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Hon. Patricia M. Dunbar; his daughter, Alexis Beckwith and son-in-law Jason, and their sons Alec and Quinn; his son, Jamie Dunbar and daughter-in-law Elyse, and their children Callie and Padraig. Additionally, he is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, James (Susan) Maloney of Tarrytown, N.Y., John (Joyce) Maloney of Crofton, Md., Mary (William) Roe of Elmira, N.Y., Nancy (late Raymond) Kist of Tonawanda, N.Y., Catherine Maloney of Elmira, N.Y. and Peter (Susan) Maloney of Cary, N.C.; as well as several loving nieces and nephews and numerous friends. The funeral was held at the West Springfield Curran-Jones Funeral Home with Liturgy in Sacred Heart Church, Springfield. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Toys for Joy via the Springfield Republican and Salvation Army, P.O. Box 971, Springfield, MA and/or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. –Towanda Daily Review 11/18/2015

ROBERT W.ELLSWORTH - On Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, Robert W. Ellsworth passed away with his family at his side. He was 76 years of age. He was preceded in death by his father, Milo Ellsworth; his mother, Ethel (Pond) Ellsworth; and brother, Richard Ellsworth. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family. He lived for the auto races, working on race cars and attending the races. He also was a football fan, played the guitar and enjoyed singing. He will be missed by his family and his racing family. Surviving are his daughter, Robin (and Bernie) Baker of Troy; sons, William (and Leslie) Ellsworth of Troy and Eric (and Marcile) Ellsworth of Alba; sisters, Connie Martin of Williamsport and Louise Harris of Sayre; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. –Towanda Daily Review 10/15/2015

FRANCIS E. ‘FRIENDLY FRAN’ FARREN, age 70, of Elmira Heights, NY passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, October 13th 2015. Fran was born on April 3rd 1945 in Elmira, son of the late William and Jenny (Makinster) Farren. Fran retired from CAF, USA in Elmira Heights and was a retired member of the Elmira Heights Fire Department. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Bonny; children, Brian (Nancy) Farren, Jackie Green and Christopher (Kelley) Farren; siblings, William Farren, Charles (Rose) McAdams, Karen McAdams, Karla McAdams, Steven (Dawn) McAdams and Dawn (Marty) Atkins; grandchildren, Keri (KJ) Harris, Keli (Ed) Draht, Laura (Tim) Green, Melisa (Spencer) Bennett, Jeff and Shelby Yehl; eight great-grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, Linda (Jerry) Comfort, Diane Weaver, Nancy (Don) Manwaring and Keith (Jodi) Stahle; several nieces and nephews. Fran was predeceased by his sister, Janet Daily; mother-in-law, Onalee Stahle; and brothers-in-law, Gene Stahle and James Weaver. A celebration of Fran's life will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in memory of Fran can be sent to the family which will be sent to Carefirst and American Cancer Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/15/2015

JACK EDWARD FIELDS - On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, Jack Edward Fields of Fassett passed away quietly at his residence with his loving wife, Robin, at his side. He was 49 years of age. Jack endured a very courageous battle with brain cancer before going home to the Lord. His wishes were to remain at home during his last days, surrounded by friends and family, his wife, Robin, and special caregivers, including niece Billie Jo and friend Jenn. Jack was preceded in death by his father, Jack R. Fields in 1994; brother, Sidney in 2007; mother-in-law, Hazel in 2010; and sister-in-law, Ruth in 2001. In addition to his wife, Robin, he is survived by his mother, Audrey; brothers, Doug and Levi; sisters, Tina, Sandy, Belinda, Mary and Patty; as well as brother-in-law, Roger; and sister-in-law, Rose. Jack was a hard worker and devoted friend to all. Anyone who needed a hand, he was there to help day or night. He had a love for animals, hunting, fishing and spending time with Robin. Heaven has truly gained another angel.A visitation in honor of Jack's life will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. A memorial dinner in honor of Jack will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions would be greatly appreciated, and may be directed to Robin Fields to help with memorial expenses. –Towanda Daily Review 10/23/2015

PATRICK DEMPSEY FLYNN, age 67, of Brooksville, Fla., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday morning, Nov. 23, 2015 in Corning, N.Y., while doing what he loved best, delivering automobiles from car auctions in the south to dealers in the north. Pat was born Aug. 5, 1948, a son of the late Edward M. and Kathryn Dempsey Flynn of Mildred, Pa. He attended St. Basil's High School in Dushore and later attended a mechanic's trade school. Pat was an extremely hard worker and he owned and operated his car hauling business for over 40 years. He made countless friends at truck stops and dealerships from Florida to New York. He loved the Lord as much as he did life. He loved attending church, spending time with his family and collecting and working on classic cars. Pat also loved sneaking his late night bowl of ice cream. Pat was loved by so many people and will be missed dearly. He was a former member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mildred, Pa. Surviving are his loving wife, Theresa Flynn, at home; his children, Shannon (Willem) Van tol, Colleen (James) Davis, Patrick (Rebecca) Flynn Jr., Keri Waldrop, Maureen (Sean) Meredith, Samantha Flynn and Tyler Flynn; two brothers, Michael J. (Kelly) Flynn of Wysox, Pa., Edward J. (Sue) Flynn of Towanda, Pa.; two sisters, Kathryn A. "Missey" Flynn of Claremont, Calif., and Mary P. "Huckleberry" Sandell of England; 15 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a nephew, Colin Flynn on Aug. 29, 2015. A Transferal Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Rojas, pastor, presiding. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the transferal on Saturday morning at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 11/25/2015
 
JOSEPH ANDRE FOREST, age 74, formerly of Waverly and of Binghamton, N.Y., passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at Binghamton General Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y. André Forest was predeceased by his parents J.G. (Jerry) and Anita Forest and his brother, Robert Forest, who were residents of Waverly. He is survived by his brother, Jacques (Joelle) Forest, of Montpelier, France; his sister, Monique (Jose) Vinelli of Jasper, Ga.; and his brother, Charles (Karen) Forest of Prescott, Ariz. He is also survived by his nephew, John Forest, and his sister-in-law, Chong Forest, who are residents of Waverly. André's father, Jerry Forest, was president and founder of International Stock Food Corp. (ISF), a firm that was located on Broad Street in Waverly for more than 35 years (1958-1994), before relocating to Marietta, Ga., where the company still manufactures and distributes a silage/hay additive (Silo Guard) used mainly by the dairy industry. For many years André worked as a licensed TV technician for TV stations in Florida, Montana, and finally in Binghamton, N.Y. He also worked some years at the manufacturing plant of International Stock Food in Waverly. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Andre's life will follow the visitation with Deacon Mike honoring his memory at 11 a.m. –Sayre Morning Times 10/20/2015

THOMAS J. FOSTER, 87, (born Dec. 7, 1927) of Owego and formerly of Scranton, PA passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Robert Foster; and by his first wife, Barbara, mother of his three daughters. Tom (Tucker) is survived by his wife, Beverly; his daughters: Karen (Dale); Janine (Billy); Lynne (Mike). A brother, Robert (Evelyn); sister, Joanne (James) and his extended family ~ Michael (Tracy); Patrick (Mary); Kelly (Charlie); numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews ~ he loved them all. Tom served in the Air Force during World War II. For many years, he managed two golf clubs ~ Vestal Hills Country Club in Binghamton, New York and the Newton Country Club in New Jersey. Following retirement, Tom owned and operated a fishing camp in Florida. He loved golf, fishing, and hunting and was a marksman for Picatinny Arsenal where he won many awards. He was also an accomplished woodworker and artist. At his request there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 2 pm at the First Presbyterian Union Church, Owego, NY. A luncheon and time of sharing will follow the services. Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Union Church, 111 Temple Street, Owego, NY in loving memory of Thomas J. Foster. –Funeral Home notice by Carol Brtozman

JOHN FREDERICK FREY - On the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, John Frederick Frey of Canton passed away quietly at Troy Community Hospital after a brave battle with cancer attributed to exposure to Agent Orange while in the service of his country. He was 67 years of age. Born Feb. 23, 1948 in Canton, he was the son of John S. Frey and Nellie (Bolt) Frey. He was married to the former Juanita Smith and together they raised two sons and a daughter. John was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the Fourth U.S. Army. He was a life member of the Canton VFW and a member of the Canton American Legion. Throughout most of his adult life he worked at various jobs, such as coal mining and salvage. But his true passion was being a mechanic. Few things gave him greater pleasure than tinkering with automotive engines and restoring them to top working order. In addition to restoring cars and trucks, John enjoyed flea markets, auctions and spending time with friends and family. John is survived by his wife, Juanita, at home; sons, Nevada "Bert" Frey (and Joyce Seeley), Cheyenne (and Meleney) Frey and daughter, Sonya (and Josh) Metzger, all of Canton; sisters, Judy (Darrin) Minthorn of Ralston and Barbara Miller of Williamsport; as well as eight grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nellie Frey; brother, James Frey and brother-in-law, Steve Miller. The viewing will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, with a service to follow at 5 p.m., with Pastor Will Strunk officiating. –Towanda Daily Review 10/27/2015

FRIENDS –IDA MAY AMEIGH, age 78, of Townsend, NY passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 at home. She was born on December 23, 1936, the daughter of Lewis and Mary (Sims) Friends in Jackson Summit, PA. She was predeceased by her parents; sons, Joseph and Jonathon Ameigh, several brothers and sisters; mother-in-law and father-in law, Lynn C. Ameigh, Sr., and Genevieve (Caldwell) Ameigh; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; son-in-law, Kenneth Hartford; and 2 great-grandsons, Lucas and RyLee. Ida is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Lynn C. Ameigh, Jr.; 5 children, Kathleen Hartford of North Carolina, Michael (Marian) Ameigh of Watkins Glen, James Ameigh of Beaver Dams, Linda (Michael) Chilson of Watkins Glen, Susan Farr (James Augustine) of Hector; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Ida worked for Monty and Beverly Stamp for years picking grapes. She worked several years at the A&P Plant in Horseheads, and for Westinghouse. She was also the owner and operator of the Townsend Grocery Store for 14 years. Ida loved her cow collection, her puzzles and crafts, and to spoil her grandchildren. She especially loved baking and cooking for everyone. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, from 4:00pm-6:00pm; followed by a funeral service at 6:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Sugar Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family.–Elmira Star-Gazette 11/10/2015

JOSEPH M. FULLER, 53, of Dimock, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at his home. He was born on August 6, 1962 in Meshoppen, PA to Lucille (Manley) Fuller, and the late Clark B. Fuller. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Danette (Smarkusky) Fuller, two sons, Clark W. Fuller and Jonas B. Fuller, four sisters and brothers-in-law, Belle and Sven Arne Lofving, Mary and James Cummons, Petrina and Mark Gregory, Lucille and Robert Winston, two brothers, Carl C. Fuller, James R. Fuller, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Lena Fuller. Joe grew up in Dimock grew up on the family farm, “Windy View Farm” in Dimock, PA. He had a passion for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting alongside his sons, nephews and brothers-in-law. Joe was the first to receive a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State in Wild Life Science and Biology. He also had a teaching certificate from the University of Scranton. He held several jobs as a salesman; he worked at Dimock Lumber and the Ford dealership in Montrose, before his position as a 4H educator. Joe was the 4 H educator in Wyoming and Susquehanna County; he taught tractor safety as well as shooting sports. He was a Camp Director for Camp Brule’ for many years, was president of the Dimock Cemetery Assoc. for over 20 years, as well as a lifetime member of the Holy Name of Mary Church. When Joe was physically able, he was willing to help anyone. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Holy Name of Mary Church, with Rev. Philip Ryappan officiating. Interment will be in the Dimock Cemetery. Visitations will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home. Donations in Joe’s memory can be made to the 4H fund at the Community Foundation, 270 Lake Ave., Montrose, PA that Joe had set up; or to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 210 Woods Rd., Palmerton, PA. Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

SHEILA MAE GREEN, 51, of Lockwood, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. She was born in Waverly, N.Y., on Feb. 26, 1964. Sheila is survived by her mother, Shirley Food Green; brother and sister-in-law, Barry and Marilyn Green; nephew Darren; nieces Crystal Green, Lisa (Andrew) Leech and Heather (Ryan) Goble; grand-nieces and nephews Brock and Vanessa Zwicke, Ryder Hoyem, Avery Goble and the three babies due in early 2016; companion Sally Latham and her son Jeff Henegar, niece Carolyn McGlothlin and adopted daughter and son-in-law Liz and Chris McKinley. Shelia was predeceased by her father, Evert Oscar Green. Sheila received her bachelor's degree in animal science from Cornell's School of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Sheila had been the executive director of the Southern Tier Zoological Society in Binghamton before returning to Cornell in June 2013 as the animal care supervisor in the Companion Animal Hospital. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Friends may call on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. The memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Don Earley and Mr. Charles Searles officiating. –Sayre Morning Times 10/9/2015

GORDON HIGLEY, 74, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Oct. 23, 2015, following a battle with cancer. Born Aug. 27, 1942 in Sayre, Pa., he was a son of the late Ralph and Lelah (McCarty) Higley. Surviving are his son, Todd; daughters, Amy and Julie; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Clinton Higley of Laceyville, Myron Higley of Sunbury, Floyd (Sherrie) Higley of Muncy; and a sister, Arlene Brown of East Troy. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Gordon was predeceased by four brothers, Donald Higley, Kenneth Higley, Bruce Higley and Dale Higley; and two sisters, Evelyn Stevenson and Helen Brown. It was Gordon's wishes that there be no public services. –Towanda Daily Review 10/30/2015

FRANK B. HINMAN, 92, of Potter Brook, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA, died Thursday, October 8, 2015. Born May 16, 1923 in Galeton, he was a son of the late Frank P. and Ethel (Benson) Hinman. He was a graduate of Galeton High School. Frank was a US Army Combat Veteran of WWII having served in the European theater, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a mail carrier in Galeton for over 30 years and a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines, PA. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years. Surviving are two sons, David F. Hinman, Galeton and Donald F. Hinman, Wellsboro, PA; six granddaughters, Lauren and Lindsey Hinman, Wellsboro, Jessica Hurrle, Edinboro, PA, Gina and Rachel Hinman, both of Northampton, PA, and Victoria Hinman, San Antonio, TX; three great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Hurrle, Jayden Jones, and Gavin Dearborn; a sister, Ardoth (Richard) Hall, Elkland, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Lois Gordnier Hinman and a brother, Keith Hinman. Friends may call on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 1:00-2:00PM at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church. A Funeral Service will follow at 2:00PM with the Rev. Skeet Keaton officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Rte. 6, Gaines, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/10/2015

SAMUEL LAWRENCE HOCKENBERRY, age 73, of New Albany, Pa., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 24. His loving wife of 52 years, Eleanor was by his side. Sam was born on Nov. 13, 1942 in East Waterford, Pa., a son of the late Samuel S. and Ethel M. Vincent Hockenberry. Sam is well known for his love of Ford vehicles and the outdoors. He will forever be remembered as a great man, a great husband, and a great father. He is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor at home; daughters and son-in-law, Sheryl (Chris) Drach of Cheltenham, Pa., Sonya L. McJilton of Dushore, Pa.; grandchildren, Samantha Drach, Casey Drach, Kelly McJilton; sisters, Delores Alley of Bellwood, Pa., Esther Michael of Burlington, N.C., and Betty Beaver of Altoona, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family may pay their respects from 11 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. Attire is casual. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA and or Guthrie Cancer Center, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 11/26/2015

DOUGLAS R. HORTON - No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why…..Douglas R. Horton, 65, a life long resident of Nichols, NY passed away suddenly on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Corning Community Hospital. Doug as he was known by his family and friends was born on May 21, 1945 in Nichols a son of the late Clifford and Eva (Doane) Horton. He was a graduate of Tioga Central High School Class of 1963. Doug was a life member of the Nichols Fire Department where he served as Chief; a former member of the Nichols Cemetery Board of Directors; served as a Village Trustee and was a former Mayor of Nichols. In addition, he was a member of the Nichols American Legion. Doug enjoyed golfing, dancing, tinkering on lawn equipment and spending time with those he loved. Doug is survived by his children, his son Michael Horton and his wife Lisa; a daughter Shelly and her husband Randall Simmons; his grandchildren: Peter and Emma Simmons; step grandchildren: Kyle, Danielle, Eric and Sierra; step great grandchildren: Justin, Gage and Kyle, Jr. Brothers: Dick Horton and Gordon (Irene) Horton; sister Joan (Frank) Mosher; his former wife and mother of his children, Vivian Horton, a special loving friend Marlene Kemp; several nieces, nephews cousins and their families also survive. Doug was predeceased by his parents and a brother Norman. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories will be held on Thursday, May 19th from 3 to 6 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services will follow at 6 pm. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Fire Dept. or the Nichols Emergency Squad in loving memory of Douglas R. Horton. –Funeral Home Notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

LLOYD JAYNE, 88, of Floral City, FL passed away November 1, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. He was born in Laceyville, PA on October 26, 1927 to the late Leslie and Eva (Cornell) Jayne. Lloyd was a U.S. Army veteran, and a mail carrier for U.S.P.S. He arrived in this area 31 years ago, coming from Laceyville. He was a Methodist by faith, and Past Worshipful Master of the Franklin Lodge # 273, F&AM, in Laceyville. Lloyd enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, woodworking and fine dining. He was preceded in death by a son, William Jayne; 3 brothers, Harold, Robert C., and Norman E. Jayne, a sister Rachael Sherwood, and one grandchild, Timothy Knolles. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 69 1/2 years, Lolita Jayne; sons Rodney (Michelle) Jayne of Marlton, N.J., and Alvin Jayne of Delran, N.J.; daughters: Linda Tewksbury of Floral City, and Renee (Steven) Chesner of Meshoppen, PA; sisters: Juanita McMicken, Norma Williams, and Beverly Benscoter; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Lloyd's life is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 4:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

JENKINS –CAROL KIPP, 71, lifelong Grover, Pa. resident, was called home to her Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 at Troy Community Hospital while surrounded by her loved ones. Carol Jenkins Kipp was born on March 10, 1944 in Grover, the last survivor of seven children of the late Evan E. and Lula (Bastion) Jenkins. "Your legacy of love burns brightly in our hearts, as we remember you." Carol was the matriarch of her family who forever would lend an ear and had her arms open to give you one of her wonderful hugs. In fact, she insisted on it; whether she knew you your entire life or you were meeting for the first time, you were soon telling "Gram" everything that was on your mind. She acted as a maternal figure to far more than those she actually gave birth to. She was extremely proud and supportive of her children and grandchildren. In early years, Carol worked for a time at the former Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton. She was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and Canton's Women of the Moose Lodge 981. Carol was very involved with area youth as a Boy Scout den mother and a Girl Scout troop leader. She also made and decorated beautiful special occasion cakes. Carol enjoyed playing the Yahtzee game with friends, collecting angels and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was very spontaneous and young at heart, always up for last minute adventures or a spontaneous trip. Surviving are her three children, Hope B. (Frank) Amedeo of Steubenville, Ohio, Ivan "Jake" Finogle of Mather, Pa. and Faye M. (Robert) Spencer of Canton; six grandchildren, Carolann Ward-Spencer, Rebecca Spencer, Brent (Krista) Spencer, Jake Finogle, Sierra Finogle and Gabrielle Spencer; two great-grandsons, Brayden Spencer and Jackson Spencer; lifelong best friends, Barbara Kay Tuffner and Simmy Jackson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. In addition to her husband Arthur, who passed away in 1998, Carol was predeceased by a granddaughter, Olivia Spencer and six siblings, Harry Jenkins, Lula Mae "Toddy" Chrzan (Ray), Carlyle Jenkins (Mary), Sarah Ayers (Vincent), Isabelle "Belle" Wooster and Van Jenkins (Carol). A celebration of Carol's life will be held at a later date. Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, is assisting the family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 10/8/2015

KURT H. JOHNSON of Pisgah Forest age 95 passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015. He was the son of the late Hjalmar and Dagmar Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Marguerite "Magee" Johnson. Mr. Johnson graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and obtained his Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie in 1946. He was hired by Dupont as an engineer in 1941 and progressed through engineering through many rolls in manufacturing, sales, marketing and general management. He became a Vice President and Corporate Officer in 1978. He provided leadership for four worldwide businesses involving engineering, printing, electronic and healthcare products and services. He served on the corporate board of pensions and benefits. He served on the advisory boards of all the Dupont businesses in Europe. He was a board member of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Delaware and was the head of the United Funds efforts for Dupont of Delaware. He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church and served on the board of Kentmere which was a non-profit nursing home in Delaware. He was also a 50 year member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Surviving are his sons: Gregory W. Johnson and wife Mary Carolyn of Phoenix, Va. and Bruce K. Johnson of Etowah. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. At Mr. Johnson's request, no services will be held. Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory are caring for the family. –Towanda Daily Review 10/20/2015

J0HNSON –MARION M. MASTRANTONIO, age 90 of Elmira, NY, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Elcor Health Services after an extended illness. Born October 17, 1925 in Towanda, PA, she is the daughter of the late Cornelius (1903-1955) and Bertha (Hainsworth) Johnson (1906-1969). She was predeceased by her husband Anthony "Antonio" Mastrantonio (1923-1971); son James "Larry" (1955-1987) and daughter Antoinette Cowulich (1947-1990); brothers: Irvin Paul "Punky" (1932-1999), Louis (1927-2002), and Harold Johnson (1924-2012), and sister, Susan (1929-2000). She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Susan Mastrantonio; grandchildren Erin and Allison Mastrantonio, Jordon (Amber) and Chris Mastrantonio, Kimberly (Brian) Piorkowski, Michael (Ilona) Cowulich and Michelle (Scott) Cardamone; great grandchildren Kaitlyn and Taylor Piorkowski, Christian and Lauren Cowulich, Scott and Ryan Cardamone; nephew and nieces Ronald Johnson, Carol Zeh, Dorleen Kauffman and Vicki Harrison; among many other nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Marion was a devoted wife and mother, avid bowler and bingo player, and a fantastic Italian cook. She retired from Hardinge, Inc. in 1988 after 15 years of service. Marion was grateful to her niece, Dorleen Kauffman, and her granddaughter, Erin Mastrantonio, for the love and care that they provided for her in her final years. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing may remember Marion through donations to the Disabled American Veterans , 434 Garrison Pl., Elmira Heights, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/15/2015

PHILIP LEE JOHNSON, 63, of 247 Woodside Road, Towanda, Pa., passed away Friday morning, Oct. 30, 2015 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. Philip was born Jan. 22, 1952 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Vernon Johnson and Beatrice Young Johnson. He spent his early years growing up in Terrytown, Pa., and was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School. Philip was a veteran of the Viet Nam War having served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Mediterranean, Puerto Rico and San Diego, Calif. Philip retired from GTP in Towanda in July of 2011 following 31 years of service. He was a life-member of the Marine Corps League and was a member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, and the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club. Philip was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family and friends. He will be fondly remembered by many for his positive personality and for his ability to make others laugh. His family includes his wife, Jacqueline Cardene Johnson, whom he married on Sept. 14, 1991; mother, Beatrice Johnson of Towanda; daughter and son-in-law, Stacy L. Kline and Marvin Kline of Fleetwood, Pa.; daughter, Heather Johnson of Elmira, N.Y.; and son, Garrett Philip Johnson of Towanda; grandchildren, Jorden, Adriana and Jacob Kline, Ellie Grace and Phoebe Kae Deramus; brothers, Garry Johnson and wife Nancy Johnson of Laceyville, Kevin Johnson and Hope Whipple of Camptown; sisters, Patricia Latimer and husband, Neil of Macedonia, Judy Robinson of Towanda; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and special friends, Perry Maddox and Bob Kasson. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Johnson and brother, Larry Johnson.A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Heather Baker, pastor of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church officiating. The Penn-York Detachment of the Marine Corps League will accord military honors at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL in Philip Lee Johnson's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 11/1/2015

RICHARD EDWARD JOHNSON, 65, of Standing Stone Township, PA, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born on Oct. 24, 1950 in Sayre, he was 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. 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 Sunfish Pond for 41 years. He was a member of Beirne- Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, Towanda Beagle Club and the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club. 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 was held Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, with Pastor Terry VanHorn officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 accorded military honors at the funeral home. The family received friends on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial was private. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL in Richard Edward Johnson’s memory. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOSLYN –MARY E. SIMONDS, 95 of Montour Falls, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born in Elmira on October 31, 1919, the daughter of the late Albert and Leona McCann Joslyn. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Simonds, daughter, Patricia Simonds; sisters, Margaret (Arthur) Bensley, Lillian (Harman) Schuyler, Anna (Henry) Shadduck and Clara (Addison) Brown. She is survived by her brother, Arthur Joslyn (Nancy Starkweather) of Montour Falls; two grandchildren, Sheri Simonds and Gregory Simonds; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls with Deacon Tom Ruda officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/6/2015

IVAN BERNARD KARGE, age 72, of Mechanicsburg, died at home and surrounded by his loving family on Monday, October 5, 2015. Ivan was born on Monday, November 9, 1942 in Cherry Township to the late Ralph John Karge and Geraldine Lorena (Crawford) Karge. In addition to his parents, Ivan is preceded in death by his two sisters: Rita Gilbert, Anita Karge; his two brothers: Alvin Karge, Melvin Karge; and his step-son: Terry Skoda. Ivan’s survivors include his wife of 18 years, Rebecca “Becky” (Kocher) Karge; his three brothers: Cleon Karge, Ronnie Karge, Butch Karge; and his four sisters: Vera Karge, Linda McDonald, Nina Karge, and Lena Karge. Ivan proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from June 1964 until June 1968. You may also remember Ivan from the VFW Post 1718 in Penbrook, Moose Lodge #107 in Marysville, American Legion Post #109 in Mechanicsburg, or Fraternal Order of Eagles in Carlisle. All are welcome to join Ivan's family at his graveside service, where military honors will be presented by the Cumberland County Honor Guard, on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Rolling Green Cemetery, 1811 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, PA with Chaplain Jeff Warner officiating. Ivan’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, PA, contritubed by Carol Brotzman

KINSLEY –L. “BETTY” SHAFFER, 82, of Dushore, died Monday, October 26, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was the wife of Ronald C. Shaffer who died March, 30, 2009. They were married in June of 1959. Born October 26, 1933 at Kinsley Corners, Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Lucy (Cilvick) Kinsley. Betty was a 1952 graduate of Cherry Township High School, and a 1956 graduate of Mansfield Teachers College, now Mansfield University. She taught home economics at schools in Madera, PA and Sonestown, PA. She also ran the Tally Ho Restaurant for several years. Betty was active in the community including Girl Scouts, and volunteered at the Sullivan County Library and the Sullivan County Food Pantry. She was a member of the Turnpike Ladies Red Hats, and was active with Relay for Life and many church functions. She enjoyed reading and was known for piano and painting lessons. Surviving is a son, Ronald C. (Candella) Shaffer of Dushore; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Jerry) Springer of Mildred; four grandchildren, David (Laura) Shafer, Amber (Tim Fox) Shafer, Brandi (James Hunley) Shafer, Rachael Shaffer; four great grandchildren; a brother, Bernard Kinsley; four sisters, Catherine Saxer, Beverly Richards, Jean Zeigler, and Wanda Manoogian. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Kinsley, and a sister Dorothy Gilroy. A graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at East Forks Union Cemetery, Warburton Hill Road, Overton, PA with Pastor Phyllis Pelletier who will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s name to the Sullivan County Library, 206 Center Street, Dushore, PA or to the Sullivan County Food Pantry, 116 Carpenter Street, Dushore, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

KLINE –JANICE M. ABEL, 83, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away October 29, 2015, at the Green Home. She was born June 2, 1932 in Williamsport, PA, the daughter of Howard & Naomi Nichols Kline. Janice was employed by Brook Drugs, Mansfield, and was a dedicated volunteer at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She is survived by her husband, Charles, 2 daughters & sons-in-law, Barbara & Calvin Simonds of Wellsboro, PA, Deborah & Jim Keys of Tioga, PA, 2 sons & daughters-in-law, Robert & Judy Abel of Lawrenceville, PA, John & Bernie Abel of Wellsboro, PA, 9 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, & 1 great great grandchild. Friends are invited to a memorial gathering and time of remembrance for Janice on Sunday, November 8th, from 2-4 PM, at Wilston Funeral Home 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/5/2015

BABY KRISE - Elizabeth Barrett and Jay Krise of Canton mourn the loss of their baby on Oct. 13, 2015. Others surviving are maternal grandparents, Asa and Christine Barrett of Canton; aunts and uncles, Tiffany (Trevor) Hilfiger, Sarah Barrett and Asa Barrett Jr. all of Canton, Ray Harding III of Elkland, Randy Harding and Nicholas Harding both of Mansfield; a great-grandmother, Sharon Parker of Canton; and great-aunt, Christy Harding of Canton. Predeceased are paternal grandmother, Susan Barrett; great-grandparents, Lorraine and Gerald Barrett; and great-grandfather, Raymond Harding Sr. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review 10/16/2015

CALVIN A. LAMPMAN, 65, formerly of Towanda, Pa., died Nov. 3, 2015 at Bryn Mawr Hospital.Calvin was born Oct. 22, 1950 to parents George and Doris Lampman of Luther Mills, Pa. He was a graduate of Troy High School. He married Lois Leidy in 1977. Calvin enjoyed carpentry, music and motorcycles. Surviving are Lois Lampman; his children, Mark Lampman of Towanda and Brittany Vassalotti of Downingtown, Pa.; his brother, Pat Lampman; and his two grandchildren, Alexis Lampman and Gavin Vassalotti. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Bradford County Gardens. Cremation Society of Pa., Inc. –Towanda Daily Review 11/11/2015

LANTZ –ROBERTA P. STOWITS of Fulton Street, Waverly, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the age of 78 years. Roberta was born on April 21, 1937, a daughter of the late Earl and Hazel (Vosburg) Lantz. On October 18, 1957 Roberta married Robert Stowits Sr. in Waverly, N.Y., and together they raised a family. Roberta was a life member of the Sayre Ladies Auxiliary VFW. Roberta enjoyed cooking, playing cards and being in the outdoors. Roberta was preceded in death by her husband Robert Stowits Sr. on Dec. 23, 2007 after 50 years of marriage. Roberta is survived by her children: Roseanna Stowits of Denver, Colo., Tina Gibbons of Williamson, N.Y., Lorraine Brown and Greg Palumbo of Waverly, N.Y., Robert and Janey Stowits of Athens, Pa., Michelle Stowits and Robert McIntosh of Lockwood, N.Y., and David Stowits of Fort Myers, Fla.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Betty and Dick Johnson of Sayre, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and special friends. At Roberta's request, all services will be private, at the convenience of the family. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 10/30/2015

LENT –MARION L. JONES - Lifelong area resident, Marion L. Jones, 92, of Rome, Pa., died Nov. 13, 2015, at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born Marion Grace Lent on May 10, 1923, to Edwin H. Lent and Grace Lee Lent at the family homestead — the last farm on Lake Road before Lake Wesauking.Marion graduated from Towanda High School in 1940. In October 1940, she went to work for Ransom's Insurance Co. in Towanda as a secretary in insurance and travel agent. It was her first and only job. She retired from Ransom's in 1985 after 45 years. She was selected Secretary of the Year in 1972 by Business and Professional Women of Towanda. Marion was a longtime member of Rome Presbyterian Church, where she served many terms as deacon and elder. She also served many years as secretary-treasurer of the church's Presbyterian Women's Association. She married Fenton C. Jones on Oct. 15, 1958. He died in 1969. Marion traveled widely in her younger days. She enjoyed gardening, reading, jigsaw puzzles, sitting on the porch at the lake, and doting on her nieces and nephews and their families. She always carried candy in her purse for the younger nieces and nephews, faithfully brought them gifts from her travels, and never failed to send them birthday cards. She was famous for her Christmas gift boxes to nieces and nephews that included homemade almond bark, sugar cookies, caramel corn, buckeyes and pounds of shelled hickory nuts from the farm. In addition to her parents and husband, Marion was preceded in death by brother, Donald Lent in 1991, sister, Virginia L. Dile in 2011 and brother, Carlton Lent in 2012. She leaves to treasure her memory, special niece and caregiver, Nancy (Monte) Hughey of Towanda. She is further survived by: nieces Jean (James) Foutz of Palmyra, Pa., Fran (Ken) Carr of Elmira, N.Y., Robin (Patrick) Cuneo of Findley Lake, N.Y., Laurel (David) King of Shrewsbury, Mass., Cindy (George) Suda of Fullerton, Calif. and nephews Edwin (Janet) Lent and Wayne (Diane) Lent of Lake Wesauking, Thomas Lent of Rhode Island and Jack (Kimberly) Dile of Hummelstown, Pa. She is also survived by 19 great-nieces and nephews, several great-great nieces and nephews, and sister-in–law Marion Lent of Towanda. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at the Rome Presbyterian Church, 939 Main St., Rome. Private interment will take place later. Contributions may be sent to the Rome Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 189, Rome, PA or to Hezekiah's Hands, c/o Nancy Hughey, 318 State St., Towanda, PA in Marion's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting Marion's family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 11/17/2015

DR. HENRY S. LIVELY, 92, longtime Valley resident and former Guthrie Clinic physician, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2016 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., where he resided for the last 10 years. He was predeceased by his wife Jean Sydney Lively in 2001, and is survived by his three children and seven grandchildren: Shaw and Sharon Lively of Holliston, Mass. (Kelly, Henry), John and Nancy Lively of Horseheads, N.Y. (John, Sarah, Sydney), and Laurie and Jeffrey Logsdon of Irvine, Calif. (Matt, Steven). "Hank" Lively was born in Fairmont, W.Va., where he was raised along with his sisters Mildred and Emily by his mother Gladys. He attended Western Reserve Academy, and then Amherst College, with time out to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II, including service in Germany after the war ended. Henry then attended Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, and met his future wife, Jean Unsworth, while working a summer job as an ambulance driver near Stone Harbor, N.J. He then received his M.D. degree, married Jean, and took an internship in Ann Arbor, Mich., where oldest child Shaw Lively was born. In 1954, Henry accepted a position in Internal Medicine with the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa., where his entire 35-year medical career was spent. As one of a few allergists between Buffalo and New York City, patients came from many rural communities in the Twin Tiers to see him. He was also an FAA examiner for many years, giving physicals to commercial and private aircraft pilots. In the late 1970s, after more than 20 years in the house at 470 Pennsylvania Ave. in Waverly, Henry, Jean, and daughter Laurie moved to a farm in East Smithfield, Pa., which they named Weathervane. Henry spent many happy years there mowing the large fields and taking in the view. Advancing illness forced a move to Sayre in the late 1990s, and by the time of Jean's passing in 2001, Henry required daily care. He remained at home for two years and then resided at Bethany Courtyards in Horseheads. In 2006, Henry moved to a memory care community in California, near his daughter Laurie. Those who knew him will remember Henry's wide-ranging interests. He loved to sail Cayuga Lake aboard the Lively Lady, and ski at Greek Peak. Like many of his generation, he was a "do-it-yourself-er," taking on many home remodeling and auto repair projects. After a trip to Paris in the 1970s, "Henri" began baking his own baguettes. Henry was also a loving father who instilled a passion for learning, language, words, and music in his children. He read the New York Times every day, and completed the Sunday crossword each week. When asked the meaning of an unfamiliar word, he would say "look it up!" and point to his beloved Webster's Dictionary. His love of opera took him often to the Tri-Cities Opera, and on occasion to New York City. He provided ongoing financial support to less fortunate family members, and served as a member of the Waverly school board, and the Vestry of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre. The family would like to recognize Henry's special caregivers: most importantly his wife of nearly 50 years, Jean, his caregivers in Sayre, especially Linda Loveless, and the entire staff of Silverado San Juan Capistrano, who cared for him with loving kindness until his death. A memorial service in the Valley is planned for the spring. Details will be available at a later time. Burial will be at the convenience of family at Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to the Waverly Free Library, 18 Elizabeth St., Waverly, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 2/4/2016

MCGUIRE –SUSAN ELLEN MCGUIRE WEINMAN, 59 years-old, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 8, 2014 at her home in Athens, Pennsylvania. Susan was born on May 15, 1956 to Eugene and Mildred (Marie) McGuire in New Brunswick New Jersey. Known for her ease in frequent conversation with even total strangers, she always loved to hear about everyone's family. Susan possessed a contagious smile and an entertaining and sarcastic sense of humor. Her desire to help others and her consistent efforts to put the needs of others before her own will never be forgotten. Susan lived to cuddle her grandchildren and always gave too much of herself to support those she loved. One of her favorite things was having all her family home. She loved having her home filled with grandchildren. After graduating from High School and attending Clarion University she met her husband, John Weinman during her freshman year. The couple was married on March 11, 1976. Married for 39 years, Susan and John raised their 4 dear children, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Joseph, and Kevin over the years in Toms River, New Jersey and Towanda Pennsylvania, before settling in Athens, Pennsylvania. Possessing a true selfless heart Susan faithfully cared for family and friends by any means she had available. Mrs. Weinman loved to read, watch the food network, chat with family and friends and watch her grandchildren grow. Susan's passion for helping others led her to a long career as an oncology nurse with Guthrie Healthcare, at Robert Packer Hospital. Susan loved what she did and taught courses at the hospital instructing how to administer chemo. Susan lived for her job and was devastated when health issues put her on the sideline in 2013. In lieu of flowers please send any donations to a local charity of choice. Her surviving family members are numerous, but mainly include: Husband of 39 years: John J. Weinman, Mother of 4 children & partners: Jennifer and Casey Douglas, Wake Forest, NC, Jeffrey and Erin Weinman, Poughquag, New York, Joseph and Libby Weinman, Oahu, Hawaii, and Kevin and Jennifer Weinman of Athens PA, Grandmother to 10: Gabriel Douglas, Rebecca, John (Jack), Joseph, Matthew, Zoey, Chloe, Brandon, Alexander, and Savannah Weinman, Immediate family: brother, Michael and Donna McGuire of Franklin Square, NY, In-law's: Rita and Sam Tiller, Brenda and Al Smith, Doug and Lenette Weinman, Susan Weinman, and Deborah Gaughan. Nieces and nephews: Amanda Weinman, Douglas Weinman, Christopher McGuire, Matthew McGuire, Benjamin and Erin Gaughan, Logan and Meagan Gaughan, and Stephen Tiller. Other family: too many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family to list. Visitation information for friends and family of Susan Weinman: There will be receiving hours at the home of Susan and John Weinman at 401 North Main Street in Athens on Sunday October 11, 2015 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review 10/10/2015

MCLAUGHLIN –HILARY SHAWN MCLAUGHLIN BROWN, 38, of South Auburn (Clapper Hill), Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 26, 2015 at Tyler Memorial Hospital/Commonwealth Health in Tunkhannock. She was born at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock on Dec. 1, 1976, one of two daughters, to Susan Button Beitel and Nicholas McLaughlin of Clapper Hill.Hilary was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley Jr./Sr. High School, Class of 1995. She married her high school sweetheart, Eric Brown of Wyalusing, on Aug. 24, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Eric Brown of South Auburn and their two sons, Augustus and Elijah, both at home. She is also survived by her mother, Susan Button Beitel and stepfather, Thomas (Pop) Beitel of South Auburn; sister and brother-in-law, Liza Smith and Donny Smith and their children, Nicholas and Molly Smith of South Auburn; stepsisters, Marie (Tuck) Simpson of Colorado, Stephanie Purdy of Springville; brother-in-law, Tom Purdy of South Auburn and an uncle, Richard (Jean) McLaughlin of Wilkes-Barre; her father- and mother-in-law, Jim and Debbie Brown of Wyalusing; brother-in-law, Tom (Eileen Ottaviani) Brown of Meshoppen; sister-in-law, Sarah (Steve) Brown Pennay and a niece, Blythe Pennay of Laceyville. Hilary was preceded in death by her father, Nicholas McLaughlin and maternal grandparents, Herbert and Alma Dean Button of Beaver Meadows and paternal grandparents, Donald and Sonja McLaughlin of New York City. Hilary was a devoted mother, wife, daughter and aunt. Her biggest joy in life was being mother to her two sons, Gussy and Eli. During her high school years, she was a member of the WVHS volleyball team. She also enjoyed running to maintain her health and loved being outdoors. Hilary touched the hearts of everyone that she met. She was a strong woman, which became especially apparent after she was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia on Feb. 18, 2014, at 37 years of age.In May of 2015, she was told that she was officially in remission and remained in remission until the time of her death. On June 13, 2015, Hilary was the honorary chair of Wyalusing's for Relay For Life . A week or so after the relay, she was once again hospitalized, and after testing, it was found that she had developed Graph versus Host Disease. Until the time of her illness, she was employed at NMS Security at Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany.She was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society -Phila., 110 W. Laurel Ave., Cheltenham, PA or contact them via www.cancer.org to donate to the lodge. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, with Pastor Vickie Ellis officiating. –Towanda Daily Review 10/28/2015

PHILIP E. MILLER, 64, of Cogan Station, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at his residence.Born Feb. 26, 1951 in Towanda, he was a son of Ira E. and Nellie Fivehouse Miller. Philip was a 1969 graduate of Canton High School. He was employed as a salesman for Smurfit-Stone Container from 1972 to 2011, and currently worked for International Paper. Philip enjoyed fishing, billiards, golf, sprint car races at Selinsgrove and Williamsgrove Raceway and classic muscle cars. He was a member of the Harmonia Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Crystal L. (Spencer) Miller; two children, Michael (Elizabeth) Miller of Camp Hill and Rachel (Zack) Fox of Williamsport; a sister, Eileen (Lawrence) Sherman of Burlington; a half-brother Lyall (Roberta) Sage of Oneonta, N.Y. He was preceded in death by a son, Joshua A. Miller, and two brothers, Ira E. Jr. "Sonny" and James T. Miller. A Life Celebration to honor Philip will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. There will be a visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Philip's name to a charity of one's choice. –Towanda Daily Review 10/18/2015

MILLER –SANDRA MARIE ‘SANDY’ WEBSTER, 48, of Muck Rd., Wellsboro, died on Monday, November 23, 2015 due to a house fire. She was the wife of Kerry Vaughn Webster who survives. Sandy was born September 16, 1967, in Wellsboro, the daughter of Frank and Julia (Brown) Miller. Sandy was employed by The Green Free Library; she was the head of the Circulation Department. She was very active with the library programs. Sandy loved reading, enjoyed genealogical research, traveling and photography. Surviving in addition to her husband, is her mother, Julia Miller, Wellsboro; daughter, Kayci Webster (Tim Crane) and son, Kody Webster, both of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Molly and Jack Crane, Wellsboro; brother, Mike Miller, Wellsboro; sisters, Bonnie Miller, Debbie Shanley(Todd Kriner), Cheryl Confer (Bob), all of Wellsboro; Wendy Watkins, Selinsgrove. Sandy was preceded in death by her father, Frank Miller; brother, Larry Miller and sister, Lois Pope. Friends and family are invited to Sandy's Memorial Service at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 5-8 PM with service to follow at 8:00 PM with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/25/2015

BARRY LYNTON MILLS, 89, of Cape Vincent, NY, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Born in Grand Rapids, MI, he was the son of the late Clyde and Esther Mills of Sugar Run. During his younger years, Barry worked hard to help support his family. While going to school, he also traveled around picking peaches, was an orderly for the local hospital, delivered newspapers and later drove for Mayflower Van Lines. He and his brother, Brian, eventually moved their parents and siblings to Sugar Run. During WWII, he enlisted and served under Gen. Patton’s Army in Normandy, Germany and France. He was awarded the Purple Heart and was honorably discharged as a sergeant. After the war, he attended Farris Institute and then Penn State, obtaining a degree in Industrial Engineering. There he met, married and later divorced Maxine Snyder. He also worked as a lineman and drove a milk delivery truck while going to college. He later became employed by AIU (American Insurance Underwriters), traveling around the world and inspecting industrial plants for fire and safety hazards. While inspecting a hospital in Wilkes-Barre, he met and later married Mary McGuire. They moved to Riverton, NJ and then Lake Mohawk, NJ. Barry retired in 1965 and the couple moved to Montclair, NJ, where they bought and ran four adult homes over the next 10 years. They also managed two other homes in the area. During these ten years, Barry became the president of the NJ Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Administrators, then governor for Region II for ACHA. In 1973, he obtained his real estate license and purchased Mills Associates Realty as a broker. He was also on the board of directors for the Livingston State Bank. He and Mary bought Beechwood Estate in Cape Vincent in 1974, and after selling the Homes and Real Estate Agency, they semi-retired to Cape Vincent. Barry had maintained his license as a management consultant. The couple was widely requested and assisted as a consultant for several homes and hospitals in NJ and New York City. They also managed Kate Macy Ladd in New Jersey. It was sold to the King of Morocco. The couple returned to fully retire in Cape Vincent, where Barry was a trustee for the Tibbitt’s Point Lightouse Society. They spent their summers in Cape Vincent and their winters at their home in Coral Gables, Miami, FL, during the next 28 years. Mary passed away in 2012, and Barry moved to the Summit Nursing Home, Watertown, NY in 2013 where he stayed until his passing. –Wyalusing Rocket 11/25/2014

EDWARD L. MOLYNEAUX JR., 84, went to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 at the Vestal Park Nursing Center. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward Sr. and Helen Molyneaux, brothers: Raymond and Don, and sister, Patricia Cole. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Emma Jean, daughters Victoria Schwartz (Stuart) and Phyllis Van Hart (Duane) and sons Edward III (Monica) and Tom (Paula), seven grandchildren, Aubrey (Mike), Amanda (Erik), Amy (Tom), Holly, Shelby (Joe), Cole, Daniel, and seven great-grandchildren, sisters Janet Dyer, Nellie Goudey and Jane Southall, and six brothers-in-law. Edward graduated from Athens High School in Athens, Pa., in 1947 and received an honorable discharge from the Navy in December 1950. He worked for Sherwin Williams 12 years and IBM 22 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Tabernacle in Vestal for 51 years, where he faithfully served the Lord in many areas over the years. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rob Hammaker officiating. Calling hours are 9 a.m. until time of service at Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 765 Main St., Vestal. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. –Sayre Morning Times 10/14/2015

FRANCIS G. MONTGOMERY, 89, Erin, died Friday, October 30, 2015 at Elderwood in Waverly, NY. He was born in Holland, NY on November 13, 1925 the sons of Francis Howard Montgomery and Elsie Bertha Buffum. He was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite Vargo Montgomery and brothers, Everett and Gordon Montgomery. Francis is survived by daughter, Linda (David) Griffith, Waverly; son, Francis C. (Jean) Montgomery, Towanda; daughter, Pamela (Stephen) Sackett, Ithaca; grandchildren: Francis J. (Brenda) Montgomery, Jeffrey Montgomery, Elizabeth Goode, Matthew Griffith, and Andrew Sackett; great grandchildren, Kayla and Paige Montgomery; nieces and nephews. Francis had served in the Army duringWWII. He farmed for many years and retired after 39 years of driving school bus for Spencer-Van Etten Central School. Funeral Services will be Monday, November 2, 2015 at 11am at Hicks United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 10-11am. Interment is in Hicks Cemetery, Town of Baldwin, NY. Allen-Manzer Funeral Home of Spencer, NY is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/2015

TIMOTHY E. MORGAN, 41, of Windham Twp., passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Tim was born on July 20, 1970 in Waverly, a son of Lawrence and Lorna Morgan. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School and enjoyed assisting his parents in their woodshop "The Wooden Mouse." In addition to his parents, Larry and Lorna, he is survived by a son, a daughter, four uncles, three aunts, several cousins. Abiding with his wishes, there will be no services. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial donation to CORE, (Center for Organ Recovery & Education), 204 Sigma Drive, RIDC Park, Pittsburgh, PA. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. –Towanda Daily Review 3/22/2012

CHARLES FREDERICK ‘CHICK’ MOSIER, 62, of Blackstone, Va., formerly of Rome, Pa., passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 22, 2015 at Retreat Hospital in Richmond, Va., after a hard fought battle with cancer. Born on Aug. 11, 1953 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Frank Edward Mosier Sr. and Esther Mae Gillmer Mosier. He graduated from Northeast Bradford High School, Class of 1971, where he played baseball. Chick enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and going to casinos. He was a generous man who was always willing to help anyone in need. Chick was extremely passionate about his 40-year career in the industrial construction field as Site Superintendent and later in his career as a Senior Construction Manager. Chick had extensive experience in construction and throughout the years managed small projects with minimal employees to multi-million dollar projects with several hundred craftsmen. Chick traveled and lived all over the country following his work, managing construction projects in California, Hawaii, Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Minnesota. Locally he managed a $100M construction project for Proctor and Gamble in Mehoopany, Pa., a complete renovation of the 900,000 square foot Arnot Mall in Big Flats, N.Y., construction of the SUNY Binghamton Field House in Binghamton, N.Y., construction of the Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Woodbourne, N.Y., and the construction of multiple sewage treatment plants throughout the state of New York. Up until the time of his illness, Chick had been working as a Construction Manager for Foodlink-China in Beijing, China. Chick is survived by his wife of 16 years, Michelle Roark Mosier, and son, Dylan Michael Mosier at home; sons, Brendon Mosier and his wife Amber of Nichols, N.Y., Charles Mosier Jr. and his wife Maria of Lockwood, N.Y., Neil Mosier and his wife Meghan of Sayre, Pa.; daughters, Cassie (Mosier) Sutton and her husband Corey of Stevensville, Pa., and Charlsie Mosier of Endicott, N.Y.; grandchildren, Justin, Brett, Tyler, Kayleen, Morgan, Brandii, Ada, Elijah, Abigail and Alyssa; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Bentley and Brooklynn; brothers and sisters, June (Jim) Victory of Rome, Malcolm "Mickey" (Peggy) Mosier of North Rome, William (Diane) Mosier of Rome, Weston (Bobbi) Mosier of Warren Center, Keith (Maryanne) Mosier of Rome Township, Dennis Mosier of Rome and Leon (Holli) Mosier of Rome Township; father- and mother-in-law, Ronnie and Mary Sue Roark of Blackstone, Va.; brothers-in-law, Kevin (Tammy) Roark of Blackstone, Va., and Johnnie (Tina) Roark of Appomattox, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Chick was preceded in death by his father, Frank Edward Mosier Sr. on Sept. 22, 1988; mother, Esther Mae Gillmer Mosier on Oct. 17, 2006; brother, Frank Edward "Ed" Mosier Jr. on Nov. 27, 2013; sisters, Vivian Morrell on May 18, 2005 and Nancy Finch on Oct. 18, 2012. Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 at the New Generation Church, 82 Freedom Lane, Milan Pa. Memorial services will follow at 6 p.m., with Pastor Doug Abbey officiating, followed by a dinner, provided by the family, at the church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blackstone Presbyterian Church, 301 Church St., Blackstone VA in memory of Charles "Chick" Mosier. –Towanda Daily Review 10/29/2015

FRANK E. ‘SMILEY’ MUCHA, age 89 of Binghamton, N.Y., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at the Elizabeth Church Manor in Binghamton, N.Y., after a brief illness. Frank was born Nov. 7, 1925, in Old Bernice, a son of the late Stanley J. and Anna Mary Pastula Mucha. He attended the Cherry Township High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific at the end of WWII. Returning from the Army, he worked at Endicott John Shoe Mfg. Co. He married the former Genevieve Kaier of Dushore, Pa., on May 17, 1952 in St. Basil's Church, Dushore. Genevieve predeceased him on August 11, 1999. They moved to Binghamton, N.Y., where Frank began working for the Kason Mfg. Co. of Binghamton, from which he retired after more than 25 years of service. He also worked for Fowler's Department Store in Binghamton. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Hillcrest, N.Y., formerly St. Rita's Church of Chenango Forks and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #206 of Binghamton, N.Y. Frank was an avid Yankee baseball fan. Surviving him are: four sisters, Francis Pastusic of Mildred, Pa., Stella Patros of Elmira, N.Y., Josephine Klem of Dushore, Pa., and Theresa Mucha of Binghamton, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins survive as well. He was predeceased by his son, John Francis Mucha, on April 15, 2013; and brother, Edward Mucha in 1945, William Mooha in 1978, and sisters, Helen Piasecki in 1989 and Alice Kaier in 2006. Funeral services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Rojas, pastor presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call at 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday morning, at the Homer Funeral Home.Graveside military services will be conducted by Member of McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred and Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion Post, Dushore, Pa., and members of the U.S. Army Honor's Detail. –Towanda Daily Review 11/3/2015

EDWIN L. MULLEN, 75, of Cty. Rte. 21, Addison, NY, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015 at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell. Ed was born in Waverly, NY on Sept. 4, 1940, the son of Leonard J. and Irene E. Haight Mullen. He served briefly in the US Navy in 1961. Ed began a 40 year career with Ingersoll Rand in Sayre, retiring there following the formation of Dresser Rand. He married the former Trinidad "Nenet" Raagas on June 3, 1996 in Woodhull. She preceded him in death on Apr. 27, 2015. Ed is survived by his step son and his wife, Loren and Grace Brown II of Addison, grandsons, Austin Brown and Loren Brown III, sons, Mark Mullen and Kevin Mullen, daughter, Amy Mullen, step sons, Eduardo Raagas, Ernesto Raagas and Jose Raagas and his sister, Ellamae (Peter) Morris-Lane of Athens, PA. A graveside service will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 PM at the Hedgesville Cemetery, Hedgesville, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/18/2015

DONALD F. ‘NICK’ NICHOLS - When someone you love becomes a memory … the memory becomes a treasure. Donald "Nick" F. Nichols, of Nichols, N.Y. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at the Elderwood Healthcare Facility in Waverly. Nick, as he was known by his family and many friends was born on Aug. 9, 1926 in Smithboro a son of the late Fay and Maude (Seager) Nichols and step son of Charles Snyder. He was a graduate of the Nichols High School. Following high school was employed as a pipeline worker until a injury caused him to be unable to work. Nick then became a "entrepreneur" and could sell most anything from cows, horses, real estate and always had a car for sale at his home. Nick was an avid fisherman, enjoyed attending auctions and had a great love for horses. He will be greatly missed by his son Boyd (Andrea) Nichols; his grandchildren: Brian and Lindsey; and six great grandchildren. Many friends and neighbors also survive. Nick was welcomed into heaven by his loving wife of sixty years, Jenny who had passed away on Dec. 30, 2012. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols United Methodist Church in loving memory of Donald "Nick" F. Nichols. –Towanda Daily Review 11/29/2015

OVERFIELD –ELLEN E. DAY, age 77, of Mehoopany, PA (formerly of Tunkhannock, Meshoppen, and Ithaca, NY), passed away Tuesday evening, November 24, 2015 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was born on June 26, 1938 in Dallas, PA the daughter of the late Seth (passed away January 7, 2005) and Eliza Jenner Overfield (passed away January 14, 2005). She graduated from Rush High School with the class of 1956. Ellen was employed as a Manager at the Groton, NY Housing Authority before retiring in 2000. She played county music with the bands Tradewinds and County Cousins in and near Ithaca, NY and with the Rollie Jenner Band around Lawton, PA. She took great pride in her home especially her magnificent flower beds. Ellen is survived by her children Julie Cornell (Scott Babcock) of Candor, NY, Bill Cornell of Dryden, NY, and Tim Cornell of Noxen, PA; her grandchildren Matt Cornell, Tiffany Cornell-Harding, and Kristen Cornell; her great-grandchildren Bryce, Alex, and Maddy; her sisters Audrey Roosa (Dave) of Tunkhannock, PA and Judy Boyanowksi (Steve) of Mehoopany, PA; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and many friends. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, SR6, Meshoppen, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to the donors’ local Ambulance or Fire Company. –Sheldon Funeral Home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

ROY WELCOME PALMER, age 96, a lifelong resident of Big Flats, NY, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Roy was born on May 15, 1919, in Big Flats, NY, to the late Arthur and Virtue (Taggert) Palmer. In addition to his parents, Roy was also predeceased by his sons, Roy and Donald Palmer; and brothers, Percy and Clayton Palmer. Roy is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Lora (Hill) Palmer; daughter, Alice Sargent; son, John Palmer; grandchildren, Becky (Rob) Carpenter, Chrissy (DJ) Keough, Zach (Missy) Sargent, Casey Sargent, Devon Sargent, Cory Palmer, Hunter Palmer; great grandchildren, Jamie (Patrick) Dunbar, Cyle Keough, Cameron Carpenter, Collin Carpenter; and sister, Mary Pease. Roy served in the US Army from March 1941 to July 1945 as a Tech Sergeant with the 1st Army Ordinance in Ireland, England, Normandy, France, and the entire Northern European Campaign. He retired from Agway and then operated Palmer's Garage until the age of 72. Roy enjoyed time spent on the family hilltop farm, family gatherings at home and at the lakeside, mechanical work as well as watching NASCAR motorsports events. Funeral services with military honors will be private. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/7/2015

HARRY GLENN PATTERSON JR., life-long resident of Bradford County, Pa., passed away on Nov. 11, 2015 while surrounded by his family at the Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, Athens, Pa. He was 86 years old. Harry was born May 7, 1929 at Peoples Hospital, Sayre, Pa., son of Harry Glenn Sr. and Daisy Margaret (Lechliter) Patterson. An Athens boy, Harry, or Bud, as he was affectionately known, received his diploma, in 1947, from Athens High School and shortly thereafter began his career in the newspaper industry, taking a position at the Sayre Evening Times. On Dec. 16, 1950, Harry married Dorothy Josephine Cheresnowsky, of Sayre, Pa., at the Ascension of Our Lord church in Sayre. This year marks their 65th wedding anniversary. Harry was a veteran of the Korean War who served from 1950-1952 in the Military Intelligence Service of the United States Army residing in Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton, Va. When they returned to the Valley, Harry and Dorothy made their home at 114 Hospital Place, Sayre, Pa., where they raised their five children, Gary Allen, Janine Rene, MaryEllen, Debra Lynne, and Kevin James. In 1982, a love of the hills in Ridgebury Township of Bradford County inspired them to build a homestead on Myers Road, just north of the Ridgebury Chapel. Harry served the community through his participation in many organizations, including Ridgebury Neighborhood (Crime) Watch for 20 years, Community Against Methamphetamine, (C.A.M.) through the Bradford County Sheriff's Office, and Jaycees of the Valley. He served on the committee for St. Ann's Parish Sesquicentennial Celebration and as a chairperson for their history book. Harry directed the church choir at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and also helped with the popular Harvest Suppers at St. Ann's Parish in Bentley Creek, Pa. One of his favorite things was music, especially jazz. He joined The Valley Chorus in 1957 and was still singing with them in the spring of this year. He provided the group with leadership and service in a variety of roles throughout the years. Upon retiring from The Evening Times after 47 years, Harry and Dorothy enjoyed touring eight countries throughout Europe, then travelled abroad in 2001, visiting the land of his fore-fathers while on a tour of Ireland. He loved discovering America through road trips and brought his children to such places as the Expo 67 World's Fair in Montreal, Canada and to our nation's capital during the July Fourth Bi-Centennial celebration. On these trips, as well as at most family gatherings and adventures, Harry would be filming the goings-on with his 8mm movie camera, his still cameras and later, video camcorders. A great family man, he produced a photo history valued as priceless by his children. The Barrett-Patterson family reunion was his most anticipated event each year. Given a preference, Harry would be outdoors with his dogs, hiking or sledding with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, hunting with his sons and friends, "real" four-wheeling in his AMC Scout, Chevy Blazer or GMC Jimmy, or attending the Grand Prix auto races held at Watkins Glen, N.Y. Yes, Harry was a motor-head with a breadth of automotive knowledge and experience that would have easily qualified him to guest host on one of his favorite radio shows, "Car Talk." His favorite past-times in recent years had been developing local land conservation and working around his Ridgebury property, especially with his "be-loved" Oliver tractor. Harry is survived by his wife, Dorothy Cheresnowsky Patterson of Athens, Pa.; his children, Gary (Genevieve) Patterson of New Albany, Pa., Mary Ellen (Ronald) Kunst of Chemung, N.Y., Debra (David) Lauper of Horseheads, N.Y., Kevin (Kimberly) Patterson of Loganton, Pa.; his grandchildren, Kimberly (Shannon) Dildine of Ridgebury, Pa., Troy and Todd Patterson of Maui, Hawaii, Morgan and Bethanie Patterson of Loganton, Pa., Arianna and Nolan Lauper of Horseheads, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Saisha and Sadique Cade, Tanner Dildine, of Ridgebury, Pa.; step grandchildren, Thomas McDonald of Athens, Pa., Rebecca (David) Ziebarth of East Rochester, Renee (Jeremy Guzzardi) Kunst of Mt. Morris, N.Y., Rhonda (Michael Neri) Kunst of Mumford, N.Y., Samantha and Rachel Elling of Loganton, Pa.; step great-grandchildren, Alexander and Emily Ziebarth of East Rochester, N.Y., Tyler Guzzardi of Mt. Morris, N.Y., MacKenzie Neri of Mumford, N.Y.; as well as several nieces and nephews and many cousins. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Glendora England and Marilyn Mico and his daughter, Janine Westbrook. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Father Vincent Langan at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ridgebury Township, Pa. Donations in Harry's memory can be made to The Valley Chorus Library Fund, P.O. Box 145, Athens, PA. Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options is assisting the family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 11/14/2015

WILLIAM R. ‘BILL’ PERRY - Born in Ithaca, N.Y. on May 20, 1936, William R. 'Bill' Perry, who passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, was the son of William R. Sr. and Amy Perry. Bill was a Social Studies Teacher at Watkins Glen, and then spent 33 years at Spencer VanEtten before retiring in 1995. He also coached at Watkins Glen, S-VE, and Sayre, Pa. He was predeceased by his parents and his mother and father-in-law, Dick and Betta Eaton, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.He is survived by his wife, May Eaton Perry; his sister, Susan; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Mary Eaton; his daughters Traci (Chuck) Magahan and Beth (Ron) Chamberlain, and his five grandchildren, Mallory, Chad, and Corey Johnson, and Carolyn and Christina Magahan.A small memorial to his life will be celebrated at Lowery Funeral Home on Thursday, October 8. Calling hours will be from 5-7 p.m., with the memorial to follow. –Towanda Daily Review 10/6/2015

DONALD M. ‘DON’ PHILLIPS, 75, of Pennsdale, died Friday, October 23, 2015 at home. Born October 18, 1940 in Williamsport, he is the son of the late J. Monroe "Doc" and Mary Ida (Croman) Phillips. He married Barbara A. Elliott on December 24, 1959. Don retired as an assembly man 2002 from Anditz, formerly Sprout-Waldron, Muncy, PA. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville, life member of Muncy Twp. Volunteer Fire Company, the Moose Lodge, Milton, and the Quarter Century Club at Sprout-Waldron. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife Barbara is a daughter, Christine E. (Joseph) Baur of Hughesville; a son, David M. (Lisa) Phillips of Lancaster; four Grandchildren, Kyle Wagner, Zachary Phillips, Emily Russell, and Jacob Russell. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandchild, baby Wagner, and sisters, Alice Hilner, Beatrice Martin, Evelyn Ritter and Hilda Ritter. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. on Monday, October 26, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 113 S. Second Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jane O’Borsky officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Monday, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s name to Bethany United Methodist Church, 113 S. Second Street, Hughesville, PA. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

PHILLIPS –MYRTIE MAE CRANE, 96, went home to be with her Lord on Oct. 29, 2015 at home surrounded by family. Myrtie was born on June 4, 1919 in Sparta, N.J., a daughter of the late Wade and Susie (Jacobus) Phillips. In 1936 Myrtie married Enos Crane in Sparta, N.J. Myrtie was predeceased by her parents, Wade and Susie (Jacobus) Phillips; husband, Enos Crane; brother, Wade Phillips Jr.; and sister, Jennie Ramage. Myrtie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Stephen Bayles of East Smithfield, Pa.; sister, Betty (William) Crane of Ogdensburg, N.J.; brother-in-law, Richard Ramage of Burlington, Pa.; grandchildren, Diana (Greg) Hostettler, Stephen Jr. (Elaine) Bayles, Crystal (Van) Patton, and Brenda Ellis; great-grandchildren, Paul (Diana) Hostettler, Melissa (Mark) Hostettler, Katelyn (Derick) Campbell, Emily (Shawn) Patton, Adam (Bailey) Ellis, Jacquelyn (Matt) MacWhinnie and Amber Speik; nine great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. A private memorial service will be held at the family home, with burial to take place in the North Hardyston Cemetery, N.J., at a later date. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/31/2015

JAMES F. RAFFERTY, 86, of Franklin Forks, PA, passed away at Robert Packer Hospital on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. He was born on June 26, 1929 in Montrose, PA, to the late Michael J. and Lola C. (Wall) Rafferty. He is survived by his wife and companion of 53 years, Carol E. (Leach) Rafferty. Also surviving are his seven children, Richard and Gene Rafferty, Ann Wilbur, Jane Carley, Arlene Hendrickson, Sharon Coote, Karen Rafferty, 45 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, brother and sister, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by three infant sons, son, James F. Rafferty, Jr., son-in-law, Delbert Wilbur, three brothers and four sisters. Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 16, 2015 at the Brookside Cemetery, Franklin Forks, PA, with Rev. Jane Pykus of the New Milford United Methodist Church officiating. Memorial donations in Jim’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 57 N. Franklin St.#1, Wilkes-Barre, PA. –Carol Brotzman

REDICK –BONNIE A. BROOKS, 59, of Mainesburg, PA, passed away October 26, 2015, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born January 12, 1956, in Charleston, SC, the daughter of Willie & Mary Scott Redick. Bonnie was a retiree of Mansfield University, and a member of the Bucktails. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Dennis, 7 brothers, Dennis, Bruce, Timmy, Wayne, Ronny, Willie,& Melvin Redick, all of Charleston, SC, 5 sisters, Donna Sauerbier of VA, Linda Purvis of GA, Fredia Parish of TN, Joanne Kearney, & Jean Salermo both of Long Island, NY, & her father-in-law & mother-in-law, Darwin & Roseanna Brooks of Canton, PA. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Mary. Friends are invited to attend Bonnies memorial service Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, with Pastor Sherri Butters officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/30/2015

REDMOND –MARGARET ‘DOREEN’ (REDMOND) BLAIR, 87, of Troy, Pa., passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday evening, Oct. 7, 2015. Doreen, as she was lovingly known by her family and friends was born on Aug. 18, 1928 in England, a daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel (Connor) Redmond. She treasured her family, enjoyed needle craft arts, doll making, miniatures, reading and crossword puzzles. She is survived by her son, David Blair (Kaye Stroud) of Troy, Pa. with whom she resided; grandsons, Louis Blair of Wyalusing, Robert Blair of Long Beach, Long Island; granddaughters, Ashley Blair of Williamsport, Pa., Madalyn Blair of South Williamsport, Pa., and their mother Sara Blair also of South Williamsport, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Camrin and Kaleb Blair; her sister, Patricia M. Newman; sister-in-law, Pat Redmond; cousin, David Connor; nieces, Wendy Finch, Heather Pannett, Paul Newman, Catherine Hockey and Sally Rising. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Henry Fredrick Blair in 1990; a brother, Barrie in 1999; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth in 2013. A gathering for family will be held at the convenience of the family at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Troy Library or Guthrie Hospice in loving memory of Margaret "Doreen" Blair. –Towanda Daily Review 10/13/2015

NORMAN D. REYNOLDS, 81, of Montrose, PA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, October 5, 2015, at Binghamton General Hospital. He was born on May 23, 1934 in Bridgewater Twp., PA to the late Hayden L. and Helen A. (Lewis) Reynolds. His wife of 54 years, Betty J. (Newton) Reynolds, predeceased him. Surviving are his four children and spouses, Jackie and Bryan Giddens, Wichita, KS, Gwen and Kenny Mead, Montrose, PA, Tim and Bonnie Reynolds, Montrose, PA, Jody Reynolds, Montrose, PA, four grandchildren, Penny (Scott) Singer, Randy White, Sarah and Rebekah Reynolds, two great grandchildren, Julie and Dillon Singer, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Alice Brunges. Norm was a lifelong farmer, who was born and raised here in Bridgewater Township on the family farm. Norm appreciated his neighbors and loved them all. He enjoyed bowling, playing pinochle, and spending time with his family. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. om Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Daniel K Regan Funeral Home, with Rev. Phil Hunt of the Standfordville Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lake View Cemetery, Jackson Twp., PA. Visitations will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. In lieu of flower’s donations in Norman’s memory can be made to: Oliver B. Greene Ministry; “The Gospel Hour inc.”, 3307 Rutherford Rd. Suite C, Taylors, SC. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOHN ALFRED ROTH JR., age 80, passed away on Feb. 1, 2016, with his family by his side. John was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and was the son of the late John and Sylvia Roth. John graduated from Cheltenham High School and then the University of Pennsylvania. He worked at the family business, Ernest Roth & Sons Woodtank Manufacturers and then became a self-employed contractor. He moved his family to Bradford County in 1976 and ran a farm for a while. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, reading and crossword puzzles. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends socializing and was always there to help others. For many years John was a volunteer fireman for the Southampton Fire Company and was a Mason with the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia. John was predeceased by his son, John Eric Roth and is survived by his daughters, Kim (Jeff) Jones, Lori (Marty) South, and Lynda Miller as well as his grandchildren, Shawn (Shira), Dustin, Krista and Dana Jones, Jamie South, Cody and Shane Miller and three great-grandchildren, Reece, Orion and Dahlia. He is also survived by his two sisters, Sylvia (Bill) Fries and Barbara Barr. Family and friends are invited for a celebration of John's life from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Beeman's Restaurant, 1356 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 2/4/2016

WALTER J. ‘WALT’ RUSSELL, 85, of Waverly, NY passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Elderwood at Waverly with his family by his side. He was born on March 6, 1930 at home in Liberty Township, Susquehanna, PA the son of the late Clarke E. Russell and L. Hilda Johnson Russell. Walt was employed at Agway for 44 years as a truck driver and later became the driver supervisor. Walt also worked for State Line Auto Auction as driver after he retired from Agway in 1992. Walt attended the Athens Wesleyan Church for many years and then became a member at the Chemung Christian Fellowship. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and farming. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was avid NY Yankees fan and enjoyed watching them on TV and was a Buffalo Bills fan. He enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles which he did in a unique way by doing the outside and working his way into the middle. He is predeceased his wife Nancy Russell in 2012, sister and brother-in-law Sallie and William Emmons, and brother-in-law Arthur Beasley. Walter is survived by his children James and Estelita Russell of Port Richey, FL, Kathleen and John Dutton of Waverly, NY and David and Terry Russell of Sayre, PA; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandson, brother and sister-in-law Kenneth and Delores Russell of Liberty, NY, sister Joella Beasley of FL, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 10-11am 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 11am with the Pastor Randy Stilson officiating. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Hallstead, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Walter's name to: Elderwood at Waverly, Memory Unit at 37 N. Chemung Street, Waverly, NY or Chemung Christian Fellowship at 726 Main Street, Chemung, NY. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

ROBERT W. SAXTON age 81, of Elmira, NY, passed away at home on Friday, October 30, 2015. He was born on March 24, 1934 to the late Luther and Florence (Brooks) Saxton. Robert was predeceased by his wife, Beverly Saxton and daughter, Shirley Saxton. He is survived by his sons, Jeff Saxton of Elmira and Michael (LuAnn) Saxton of Horseheads; brother, Ronald Saxton of PA; sister, Nancy Schowalter of TN; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Robert worked as a welder at the Hilliard Corp. for many years and then operated an antique store in Lowman, NY. It was Robert's wish that no services be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/2/2015

JAMES EDWARD SCHRADER JR. - Surrounded by his family and those that meant the world to him, James Edward Schrader Jr., 67 passed away and was welcomed into heaven by his mom, on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Jim was born on Nov. 11, 1947 in Waverly, N.Y., a son of James E. Schrader Sr. and the late Lula (Thorton) Schrader. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School class of 1965. Shortly following graduation on June 26, 1965, he married Betty J. Morris and together they made Windham their home. For many years, Jim was employed at Agway and General Electric. He later owned and operated Valley Services, an agricultural equipment service company. Jim enjoyed hunting, bowling, reading and making his own maple syrup. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Betty J. Schrader; his father, James E. Schrader Sr. of Windham; his children, Tammy Schrader of Endicott, Wendy Schrader of Windham, Pa., James III and his wife Erin of Endicott, N.Y.; his sister, Beverly Buchmann of Windham, Pa.; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Melvin and Ann Schrader of Nichols, Dana Schrader of Windham, Pa., Tracy and Margarida Schrader of Windham, Pa.; his grandchildren, Sondra, Victoria, Brigitt, Justin and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Evalynn, Ilyeria, and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of two more great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Shirley Loomis; his aunt, Joanne Olmstead; an uncle, Tom Jenkins; several nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his mother, Lula Schrader; his brother-in-law, William Buchmann; and aunt, Pat Jenkins.Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 11 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Jim's life will follow at 1 p.m. with Steven Lawrence as celebrant. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA in loving memory of James Edward Schrader Jr. –Towanda Daily Review 10/25/2015

JEFFREY D. SEELEY, age 50 of Little Lake, Alpine/Catherine passed away peacefully, yet unexpectedly at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 29, 2016. Jeff was born in Elmira, NY Jan. 14, 1966, to John and Lynda (Kliegel) Seeley. Jeff was predeceased by his father, John, in 1981. He is survived by his mother, Lynda Seeley of Alpine; sister, Lisa Seeley of Northern VA; brothers, John (Pam) Seeley of Alpine and Joseph Seeley; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jeff was the warehouse manager of John C. Lowery, Inc. of Ithaca, NY. Jeff enjoyed boating, snowmobiling, and fun times with family, friends, and his two dogs. All those who knew Jeff, whose life he touched or even a brief encounter with him are encouraged to please join us for a Celebration of his life filled with stories, good food, fun, fellowship and light libation which will take place at the Montour Moose Club, Rt. 14 Montour Falls on Thursday evening Feb. 4th from 5-8:00 pm. All are welcome; bring a story, a friend or just yourself. Family and friends are also invited to celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at 9:30am in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/2/2016

ROBERT L. SEYMOUR, age 87, of Horseheads, NY, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. He was born on May 26, 1928 in Elmira, NY to the late Howard and Clara (Deery) Seymour. He was predeceased by six brothers and sisters. Robert is survived by his wife of 69 years, Reva Seymour of Horseheads; sons, Leo (Rosalie) Seymour of Lowman and Craig (Bonnie) Seymour of Elmira Heights; grandson, Paul Seymour; step-grandchildren, Christine (Jeff) Ryck and Lisa (David Manning) Rodabaugh; step- great grandchildren, Beau, Braydin and Hannah Ryck. A Memorial Service for Robert will take place at a later date. The family would like to give a special thanks to Jill, Tina, Barb, Carol and Beth for the special care they gave to Robert. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/30/2015

MARLEY GINA SHAUGHNESSY, newborn, of Athens, PA passed away October 1, 2015 unexpectedly. Marley was born in Danville, PA the daughter of Seth Shaughnessy and Amber Morgan.  Marley is predeceased by her maternal grandparents: Gina Morgan Wasielewski and Timothy Morgan. She is survived by her parents Seth Shaughnessy and Amber Morgan at home; sister Faith Alexis; maternal great grandmother Mary Pepperd, great grandparents Larry and Lorna Morgan, maternal grandfather Fred Wasielewski; paternal grandparents David and Stayce Shaughnessy, paternal great-grandparents Audrey and Norman Morneau, Frank and Dorothy Shaughnessy; paternal great-great-grandmother Georgina Germon; maternal aunts Amanda Wasielewski and Kimberly Wasielewski, maternal uncle Nathan Morgan paternal uncle, Alex Shaughnessy.

SHELANSKEY –SUZETTE ANN PHILLIPS, age 64 of Wellsburg, NY passed away on Friday October 23, 2015 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Suzette was born March 16, 1951 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Henry Philip Shelanskey and Ruth Evelyn Bly Shelanskey. She was also pre-deeased by her brother Terry Shelanskey. Suzette was a Day Hab Supervisor at Able 2 in Horseheads, NY prior to her illness. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Suzette loved hiking, all dogs, and enjoyed dog-training agility. Suzette is survived by her husband Lawrence E. Phillips; daughter: Sherry-lyn Pellor & Jeff Storch of Elmira Heights, NY; son: Chad R. (Tammy) Fulmer of Milton, Florida; step-daughter: Amber Phillips of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Bryce Storch, Amanda Pellor, Ashley Fulmer, Amy Fulmer, Aaron Fulmer, and Cody Fulmer; brothers and sisters-in-law: Hank & Dorothy Shelanskey of Elmira, NY, Gary Shelanskey of Deltona, Florida, Jeff & Terry Shelanskey of NC, and Scott & Cathy Shelanskey of Binghamton, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Chris & Mona Phillips of Wellsburg, NY; her beloved canine companions; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. It was Suzette's wish that there be no calling hours or services. The family would like to thank Care First and the Lynch Funeral Home for their care and compassion shown to Suzette and her family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/25/2015

JAMES VICTOR SHERWOOD - On the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 29th, 2015, James Victor Sherwood of Canton passed away unexpectedly at Robert Packer Hospital. He was 66 years of age. Born Feb. 26, 1949 in St. Mary's, Pa., he was the son of Victor and Alice (Chadwick) Sherwood. Jim spent his earliest years in Emporium until age 5 when his family relocated to LeRoy. The Sherwoods established a home for the elderly which served the Bradford County area for many years. The family became active in the former LeRoy Church of Christ. Jim served six years with the U.S. Army Reserves and was married to the former Karen Yaggie. Jim and Karen owned and operated the Sherwood Traditional Archery Shop, selling hunting bows that were handmade by Jim, as well as other supplies. He was a skilled craftsman who also manufactured leather goods, and for many years he and his wife would attend the various Pioneer Rendezvous and sell their wares. During those years Jim often thought about his family's association with caring for the elderly and how rewarding it felt to help others, so he and Karen established the Sherwood Retirement and Personal Care Home in Canton Township. Jim remained administrator until health issues caused him to curtail his day-to-day involvement. Warm, friendly and soft-spoken, Jim was a loving and caring man to both his family and his family of residents. His relaxed, easy-going demeanor won the hearts of those in his care. Jim is survived by his wife, Karen at home; daughters, Brenda (and Michael) Spencer of Fairbanks, Alaska and Jennifer Sherwood (and Michael Shadduck) of Canton; sister, Jeanne Butters of LeRoy; mother-in-law, Lillian Yaggie of Canton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kevin and Nancy Yaggie of Gillett; special friend, Bob Cornell of Wellsburg, N.Y.; granddaughters, Megan, Melissa and Michaela Spencer; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Alice Sherwood; father-in-law, Kenneth Yaggie; and brother-in-law, Lamont Butters. In accordance with the family's wishes there are no calling hours. All services are private. –Towanda Daily Review 10/9/2015

SHORT –ANGELA SHORT BINGHAM, 37, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Frederick T. Short; and her great-grandparents, Harold and Mae Horton. Angela is survived by her three daughters, Jordan Colon, Jasmine Colon, Mackenzie Bingham; her grandchildren, Paisley and Ayden; her mother and stepfather, Sherry and William Compton; her father and stepmother, Douglas and Helen Reynolds; her brothers and sisters, Shane Reynolds, Jamie Reynolds, Destiny Pelton, Brooke Reynolds, Steven Varga, Cody Varga; her grandparents, Arlene Dubois, Donald and Betty Reynolds; her three special aunts, Deborah Pennison, Jessica Johnston, Joanna Heyman; also many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and her faithful companion, Noah. Music was Angela's whole life, and she turned to it to lift her spirit in good times or difficult ones. She was the most caring person and loved her entire family. She truly adored her three girls, and especially cherished her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit at Richards Funeral Home, Route 17C West, Owego, N.Y., on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, from 4-7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Richards Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ann Canfield officiating. Interment will follow in Halsey Valley Cemetery.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you did not go alone,
A part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
If love would have saved you,
You would have never died.
Sayre Moring Times 10/29/2015

GARY LOUIS SMITH age 57 of Elmira Heights, NY, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015 at home. Gary was surrounded by his loving family as the angels came down and carried him off to heaven to be with his father, Raymond Smith; his sister, Patricia Rose Smith and his Aunt Jenny and many others that have gone before him. He was born November 12, 1957 in Elmira, NY, the son of Raymond and Lula Walburn Smith. Gary was employed at Elmira College for several years and was a very talented artist and poet. Gary loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Gary is survived by his mother, Lula Smith of Elmira, NY; his fiancé, Adelle Ackerman of Elmira Heights, NY; two brothers, Steven Smith and Jeffrey Smith and his fiancé Mellony all of Elmira, NY; four sisters, Linda (Albert) DeRenzo of Elmira, NY, Kathleen (Dave) Hurlbert of Penn Yan, NY, Debra (Sue) Morofoff of Merritt Island, FL and Sharon (Daniel) Walker of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Gary's Funeral Services on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11 AM at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Braod St., Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Justin Coffin will officiate. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/15/2015

HOLLAN C. SMITH, 97, of Reynoldsville, NY died peacefully on October 22, 2015. He was born in Ithaca, NY on January 20, 1918 the eldest of five children of Mark Joseph Smith of Burdett, NY and Margaret Rea Oaks of Monmouth, Illinois. He married Marjorie Louise Dunbar, daughter of Walter Enos Dunbar and Arminda May Vroman. She preceded him in death in 1959. Three children survive: Mark of Reynoldsville, NY, Thomas (Lillian) of DuBois, PA, and Susan (Wayne Dobson) of Douglassville, PA. He married Helen Bates of Interlaken, NY, who survives. A step-son, Charles Bates also survives. He is also survived by two sisters, Clara Schaeffler of Horseheads, NY and Isabelle D'Ingianni of Penn Yan, NY and a brother, Seth (Elynor) Smith of Franklin, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by a brother, Todd Smith of Cobleskill, NY. There are 7 grandchildren: Marjorie of Lemont, Pa., Nathan (Jessica) of North Yarmouth, Maine, Peter of Hopkinton, Mass., Sally of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Holley (McEllroy) of Reading, PA., Corrie (Mast) of Oley, PA. and Bridget (Butler) of Reading, PA. There are 9 great grandchildren. He attended kindergarten in Columbus, Ohio and then grammar school in the Town of Hector until the 9th grade and high school in Watkins Glen graduating in 1936, an excellent student. He farmed with his father for a time and then settled in 1944 at Reynoldsville, NY. He had a governmental fiber and wool assignment. He had for many years a successful farming operation with his son Mark (Reynoldsville Stock Farms) with Merino sheep, chickens (producing hatching eggs for 12 years), cattle (Holstein dairy heifers) and general farming. He loved agriculture in its many forms and enjoyed its lifestyle, using horses in the early years before tractors were commonplace. He was director of the Farmer's Reliance Insurance Company, a co-operative, for 15 years and served as Town of Hector Councilman for 26 years. He was a member of the Burdett Presbyterian Church, the Farm Bureau and the Reynoldsville Community Club. He was a great student of local history and family genealogy. A viewing will be held at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 East Fourth Street, Watkins Glen, NY on Friday October 30, 2015 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Burdett Presbyterian Church on Saturday October 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/25/2015

JOHN DENNIS SMITH, age 48, of Elmira, N.Y. passed away on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born in Port Jefferson, Long Island a son of Robert O. and Mary Rita Burke Smith. He attended local schools and later moved to Elmira, N.Y.He was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. Surviving are: parents, Robert and Rita Smith of Eagles Mere, Pa.; brothers, Thomas (Barbara Michen) Smith of Laporte, Pa., Robert Smith of Jonestown, Pa., Daniel (Jan) Smith of Overton, Pa., sisters, Patricial (Paul) Boswell of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dr. Maryrita (Dan) Weller of Warnersville, Pa., Kathleen Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla, Rose Marie (Louis) Gansell of Unityville, Pa. Maureen Smith of St. Petersburg, Pa., special friend, Brandy Crans of Elmira, N.Y. and several nieces and nephew, and numerous cousins.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Rojas, pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the Eagles Mere Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 11/1/2015

SMITH –VIVIAN D. HORTON - If tears could build a stairway, and memories a line, we'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again......Vivian D. Horton, 69, of Nichols, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, October 12, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Vivian was born on May 27, 1946, a daughter of Jeanie Mae (Strope) and the late Frank Smith. She was a graduate of Tioga Center High School class of 1964. For many years, Vivian worked at area grocery stores to include, Smith Groceries, Harris', Great American and John's Fine Foods. She enjoyed reading, visiting with friends, neighbors and her two cats -- although her greatest enjoyment was found being with her grandchildren. Vivian will be greatly missed by her son and daughter-in-law: Michael and Lisa Horton of Barton, N.Y.; her daughter and son-in-law: Shelly and Randall Simmons of Nichols; her mother Jeanie Smith of Smithboro; brothers and sisters-in-law: Frank and Linda Smith of Waverly; Bernard and Debbie Smith of Sayre, Pa.; Edward and Kelly Smith of Smithboro; her special grandchildren: Peter and Emma Simmons; step grandchildren: Kyle, Danielle, Eric and Sierra; step great grandchildren: Justin, Gage, Kyle Jr., and Dylin; her brothers-in-law: Dick Horton of Owego; Frank Mosher of Barton; sister-in-law: Irene Horton. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Vivian was predeceased by her father Frank Smith in 1983, Doug Horton her former husband and father of her children; a sister Vicki Smith; paternal grandparents: Blanche and Gilbert Smith; maternal grandparents: Mildred (Barr) and Edward Strope. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of Vivian's life will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Sandra Thomas, officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Community Care Network of Nichols, P.O. Box 100, Nichols, NY in loving memory of Vivian D. Horton. –Sayre Morning Times 10/15/2015

MR. TIMOTHY SCOTT SPEARY, age 54, of Lost Lake Acres, Dushore, PA passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital, with his loving family at his side. Tim was born on February 18, 1961 in Scranton, PA a son of the late Russell and Elizabeth Botsford Speary. He attended Sullivan County High School and married the former Barbara Fries on February 14, 1993, they would have celebrated their 23rd anniversary this coming February. Tim worked as a carpenter for Jimmy Gleockner and loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his brothers. He loved music and his Harley Davidson. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him. Surviving:  wife: Barbara Speary, at home . Three sons: Roland (Elizabeth) Finch, Allentown, PA, Zack (Carla) Speary, Bronte, TX , Zeb (Bridgette) Speary, Bronte, TX. Two daughters: Erin Finch, Atlanta, GA, Elisha (Mario) Minjarez, Bronte, TX. Three brothers: Sheldon (Penny) Speary, Lopez, PA, Rodney “Rod” Speary, Elgin, SC, Mike (Carol) Speary, Williamsport, PA, Two sisters: Kathy (Dennis) Yoder, Reading, PA Debbie (Don) Belote, Augusta, GA. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and his two beloved dogs, Yote and Jackie. Tim was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth Speary and his sister Theresa Hudson. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at St. Pauls United Methodist Church in Nordmont, PA at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Craig Livermore, officiating. The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA or to Barbara Speary, c/o PS Bank, PO Box 300, Dushore, PA to help with final expenses. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

STAGE –BERTHA M. NICHOLS - When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, remember the love that we have shared and that will comfort thee...Bertha M. Nichols, 97, of Waverly, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Friday morning, Oct. 23, 2015, at home. Bertha was born on Sept. 16, 1918 in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of the late George and Mabel (Doty) Stage. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother - Bertha treasured her family. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and listening to books on tape. On Nov. 14, 1937, in Canisteo, N.Y., she married Abram L. Nichols and together they shared nearly 77 years of marriage until his passing on Sept. 24, 2014. Bertha was welcomed and greeted into heaven by her husband Abe, her infant daughter Joann, son Jack Nichols, son-in-law Donald Schopf, grandson Jack Nichols Jr., and her siblings Peggy Quick, Ella House, Paul Stage, Minzie Groves, Roberta Brown, William Stage, Albert Stage, Jean Ebner, and Donna Hallet. She will be greatly missed by her children Barbara and John Merrill, George and Virginia Nichols, Gary and Linda Nichols, Lois and Frank Wasielewski, Fred and Joan Nichols, Richard and Cooki Nichols, Dorothy Schopf; daughter-in-law Bonnie Nichols; her sister, Beverly Kemp; 28 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, 45 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Monday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of her life will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Frank Wasielewski and Pastor John Merrill officiating. Interment will follow in the Emory Chapel Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial donation to the Waverly Lions Club, c/o George Howell, 1049 Sprague Road, Chemung, NY in loving memory of Bertha M. Nichols. –Sayre Morning Times 10/24/2015

STAGE –KELLEY ELIZABETH (STAGE) CLAYTON, 35, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Kelley was born in Elmira, NY to Howard and Elizabeth (Eckman) Stage. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy and the State University of New York at Oneonta, moved to Las Vegas and worked at the Imperial Palace as a cocktail waitress. Kelley returned to Elmira in 2004 to be closer to the family she loved and adored, and had been working at The Woodhouse Stadium Grill in Corning the past several years. Kelley was a gymnast, enjoyed anything involving fashion, and for the past several years attended the Country Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee with several of her close friends, a trip she truly enjoyed. Kelley's "happy place" was at the beach with her family in Ocean City, New Jersey. Anyone who came in contact with Kelley always knew where they stood with her - she was never one to mince words or hold back her thoughts. She was also the first one to offer kind and encouraging words and would give honest feedback and advice. While Kelley was the light of our lives, her children were the light of hers. She graced us all with her big smile and infectious laughter, and she will be dearly missed. Kelley was predeceased by her father, Howard Stage, the former West Elmira Fire Chief, and her maternal and paternal grandparents. Kelley is survived by her husband of 9 years, Thomas Clayton, and her two beautiful children, Charlie Emma and Crash. She is also survived by her mother, Elizabeth Eckman Stage; sister, Kimberly (Corey) Bourgeois; brother, Leonard (Michelle) Stage; her parents-in-law, Phyllis Clayton and RJ Bates, and Scott and Claire Clayton; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Heather (Mike) Kraft; Brian (Shae) Clayton; Tyra DeCellis; Derek (Kim) Ligeikis; Evan (Melinda) Ligeikis; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Kelley is also survived by her lifelong best friend, Andrea Spirawk.  "Life is a long and winding ride, better have the right one by your side." Kip Moore  A private service is scheduled for a later date to celebrate Kelley's memory and life. –Elmira Star-Gazette 118/2015

CHAD MICHAEL STONE - When your beautiful heart stopped beating, My heart just broke in two, Knowing that here on earth, There will never be another like you. Chad Michael Stone, Stillborn Infant, of Athens, PA was born on October 6, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, the son of Brandee VanNess Stone and Timothy Gillie. He is predeceased by his maternal grandfather Dennis VanNess in 2000. Chad Michael is survived by his mother Brandee Stone of Athens, PA, sister and brother-in-law Katie and Doug Jones of Waverly, NY, brother and sister-in-law Christofer and Kristin Stone of Sayre, PA, brother Cody Stone of Athens, PA, maternal grandmother Susie VanNess of Athens, PA, aunt Melissa VanNess of Athens, PA, uncle James VanNess of Shamokin, PA, nieces Keisha Stone and Trinity Pond, father Timothy Gillie and his family, paternal grandparents Patricia and Kenneth Norton of Athens, PA, and several cousins. At the request of family services will be private. The family is being assisted by the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

STROPE –DOROTHY E. SEYMOUR - On the evening of Saturday, October 3, 2015, Dorothy E. Seymour, formerly of Athens, passed away quietly at Dar Way Elder Care in Forksville. She was 84 years of age. Dorothy was born on April 12, 1931 in Towanda. She was married to the late William Raymond, and later to John Seymour. Dorothy was a friendly, outgoing person who enjoyed socializing with her circle of friends, and enjoyed the company of her beloved family. She was never afraid to voice her opinion, and always ready to help others. She is survived by her sons, George Raymond Jr. and Oliver W. Raymond, both of Columbia Cross Roads, Thomas (and Whitney) Raymond of Missouri, Howard Raymond of Athens; daughters, Janie (and Roger) Thomas of East Smithfield, Dorothy Ann Wilson of Athens and Donna Yusichek; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her two husbands, she was preceded in death by brothers, Kenny, Dan and Warren Strope; sisters: Mattie and Florence Strope; and a son, Guy Raymond. In keeping with the family's wishes all services are private. –Towanda Daily Review 10/8/2015 (Dorothy was a daughter of Walter Oliver & Flossie McNeal Strope)

SULLIVAN –EDNA JEAN SULLIVAN MOLYNEAUX beloved wife of Robert G. Molyneaux, died in Spencer, NY, on November 15, 2015. She was born to Eugene Sullivan and Bernice Congdon Sullivan and she married Robert 67 years ago. She was deeply loved for her strong faith in Christ Jesus, her unconditional love and support for her family, and her unwavering confidence in natural healing. She loved a wide variety of music, reading, needlework, Formula One racing, and most of all, enjoyed being a lady and homemaker. She was interested in current events, traveling with Robert, and being his business partner in varied businesses which included produce, swimming pools, a convenience store, and 50+ years of water conditioning. She leaves behind her husband and their six children, Jay (Cathy) Molyneaux; Mark (Diane) Molyneaux; Denene (Dave) Ennis; Kit (Leslie) Molyneaux; Delecia (Walt) Baer; Diedra (Paul) Murtha; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to a memorial service at the North Spencer Baptist Church on November 28 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may make memorial donations to the Spencer Library or North Spencer Baptist Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/17/2015

TAFT –MARJORIE (TAFT) MONTANYE age 80 of Chemung, NY, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Marjorie was born in Jasper, NY, to Frank and Winifred (Rice) Taft. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her childhood sweetheart, co-worker, and husband of over 60 years, Raymond Montanye in January 2015. Marjorie is survived by her loving family, Tim (Jennifer) Montanye of Chemung, NY, Bonny (Jason) Williams of Elmira, NY, Michael Montanye of Rochester, NY, Phyllis (Michael) Flemming of GA; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marietta Voorhees of Troy, PA; and brother-in-law, Lester Montanye of Pine City, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Marjorie loved spending time with her family, working in her flower garden and cooking a good meal with family. She retired as a factory worker from Westinghouse in Horseheads. She was also a proud cancer survivor. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 3-5:00 pm. Her service will follow there at the funeral home at 5:00 pm. Burial services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/1/2015

FRANK TEWKSBURY passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 in Irvine, CA. He was 90 years old. Born on March 1, 1925 in South Auburn, PA, Frank was raised on the family farm in Pennsylvania where he acquired his work ethic. After many years on the farm, Frank and his wife, Audie, settled in Winter Haven where he earned his reputation as a contractor who demanded the best in his work. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Winter Haven, FL.He is preceded in death by his wife, Audie; his parents and three brothers. He is survived by a daughter, son-in-law, grand-dog, seven brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews. –Wyalusing Rocket November 12, 2015 (Contributed by Carol Brotzman. I would like to note he was the son of Eldred Parker Tewksbury and Elsie Arville Love.)

THOMPSON –GINA M. WASIELEWSKI, 45, of Sayre, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. She was born on February 17, 1968 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of the Willard and Mary Peppard Thompson. Gina was a loving wife, mother, and daughter. She was a member of Emory Chapel Church. Gina was a former employee of Bradford County Day Care. She was well known for her smile and her love of animals. She is predeceased by her brother Danny in 1966. Gina is survived by her spouse of 12-and-a-half years, Fred at home; children Amanda and Kimberly Wasielewski at home, and Amber and Nathan Morgan of Sayre, Pa.; mother Mary Peppard; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. – noon, at the Talmadge Hill Gospel Chapel, Talmadge Hill South, Four Corners, Waverly, N.Y. Funeral Services will follow at the Talmadge Hill Gospel Chapel at 12 p.m., with Pastor Frank Wasielewski officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be at Smithboro Cemetery, Smithboro, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made in Gina's memory to the: Nancy Quattrini Memorial Cancer Fund at Robert Packer Hospital, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

TOMASSO –LENA TOMASSO DAUGHERTY - A woman of vision, grit, and determination. A kind friend with a sense of fairness. A person devoted to family and the welfare of others. A lady with a wonderful sense of humor and a contagious laugh. A self-reliant entrepreneur, a self-made businesswoman. All of the above and so much more describe the wonderful life of Lena Tomasso Daugherty, who passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Born on July 27, 1919 to Joseph and Minnie Cocco Tomasso, Lena was raised in South Waverly and was the oldest of five children. She began her career at the age of 14 when she worked as a waitress at Hill's Café in Waverly. After graduating from Waverly High School, Class of 1937, Lena later worked at Knapp's Department Store, also in Waverly. In 1945, Lena married Donald Daugherty, and together they bought, and operated The Bonney Hotel, Athens, Pa., in 1947. This business endeavor proved successful as "The Bonney" became known for its excellent lunches and dinners until Lena sold the hotel in 1961. Lena's most successful business venture occurred later in 1961 when she and her brother, Louis built the Chemung Golf Course. 1965 saw the addition of Tomasso's Restaurant which Lena was instrumental in developing as a notable dining establishment. Retiring not until the age of 90, Lena worked very diligently in building the golf course and restaurant into the highly regarded, successful businesses they are today. Many of Lena's employees and customers still affectionately refer to her as #1. The golf course and restaurant are now owned and operated by Lena's nephew, Joe Tomasso. Lena is survived by her daughter, Donna (Michael) Namet; Kimberly Johnson and Conrad (Patricia) Miller; brother, Louis (Rita) Tomasso; sister, Virginia (James) Collis; nieces and nephews: Bonnie Stevens, Michele (Tom) Witmer, Gary (Marlene) Wilcox, Patricia (Duane) McCloe, Jodi Scott, LuEllen (Alan) Hoyt, Joseph (Gwen) Tomasso, Jackie (Joseph) Picco, William Collis, Sandra (John) Mueller, Lisa (U.S. Senator Mark Warner) Collis, James Jr. (Sue) Collis and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, Lena was predeceased by her daughter, Susan Daugherty; sisters and brothers-in-law: Ann and Michael DeSisti, Charlotte and Gerald Wilcox; sister-in-law, Janet Lehr Tomasso and niece and nephew, Carol and David Keefe. Lena's memberships include The Church of the Epiphany, Women of the Moose, Sons of Italy, and Shepard Hills Country Club. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. at The Church of the Epiphany in Sayre. The family will receive friends at the church from 9-10 a.m. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery in Waverly, N.Y., at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital - Tribute, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN or to The Church of the Epiphany, 304 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA in Lena's memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 10/24/2015

WILLIAM A. ‘BILL’ TUBBS, age 71, of Painted Post, NY, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at home after a long battle with cancer. Bill was born on September 22, 1944 in Kearney, Nebraska, the son of the late Walter and Eleanor Tubbs McKay. Bill taught in the Corning-Painted Post School District for 33 years until his retirement in 1999. He was an Eagle Scout who continued to serve as a Scout Master for many years, and was active in church choirs in both Coopers Plains and Lakeland, FL. In the summers, he could often be found on the tennis courts, and in Campbell camping. Later in life, he became an avid golfer. He enjoyed many winters in Lakeland, FL. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Tubbs, and his sister, Joan Galligan. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joyce DeMonstoy Tubbs; sons, Scott (Jeanie) Tubbs of Westfield, PA and Chris (Skye) Tubbs of Painted Post; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Ashley and Joel; sisters, Sharon (Doug) Vanderpool of Athens, PA, and Jenny Sue (David) Reynolds of Valencia, PA; brother, Ted (Sandy); and special nephews, Jonathan, Devon and Zachary Tubbs of Painted Post. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 1:00PM-3:00PM and 5:00PM-7:00PM. Services will follow there at 7:00PM. Burial will take place in Coopers Plains Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be directed to: Boy Scouts of America, Fiver Rivers Council, 244 West Water Street, Elmira, NY or First Tee of Corning, 1 West Market Street, Suite 604, Corning, NY or to Painted Post Little League. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/15/2015

TUNNICLIFF –MRS. ELEANOR C. TUNNICLIFF THELEN formerly of Glenville/Burnt Hills, NY, passed on at the age of 95 years on Monday November 2, 2015 at the Fairport Baptist Home in Fairport, NY where she had been a resident for several years. Eleanor was born on January 15, 1920 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of the late Seward and Anna Nyland Tunnicliff. She was raised and educated in Elmira, NY and later received her bachelors degree from Oneonta State Teachers College and her masters degree from Elmira College. Eleanor taught for over 29 years in the Elmira City School District until her retirement in 1975. Beginning her career as a teacher in a one room schoolhouse, she touched the lives of many students, parents, and colleagues in her profession who have remembered her fondly throughout the years. She held various positions and was active with many organizations throughout her life including serving as treasurer for the American Association of University Women in Elmira. She was a member of the Elmira Business & Professional Women, was a life member of the National Education Association, the New York State Education Association, and in retirement belonged to the New York State Retired Teachers Association. Eleanor was also a member of the North Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY until moving to Glenville, NY in 1981 where she joined the Burnt Hills Baptist Church, and volunteered at the Baptist Retirement Home. In addition to her parents she was also predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Thelen who passed on in 1993, and a sister, Norma E. Colborn, who passed on in 2011. Survivors include her daughter, Karyn (Ken) Walsh of Lima, NY; two granddaughters, Kristyn (Carl) Raimond of Scottsdale, AZ, and Erin-Kate Walsh of Macedon, NY; two great-grandchildren, Grace and Dashiell Raimond; nieces, Carolyn and Samantha Colborn; and nephews, Rod (Donna), Brian, Brian, Jr., and Erik (Mae) Colborn; a dear cousin, Joyce Tunnicliff; many dear friends in Elmira and Glenville/Burnt Hills, NY. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:00pm at The White Funeral Home, 264 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia, NY with burial to follow in Hillside Cemetery, Burnt Hills, NY. The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday from 12 noon until 1pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor's memory to Heritage Christian Services, 349 W. Commercial St., Suite 2795, E. Rochester, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/5/2015

RAYMOND L. VANDUZER, 89, passed away on Sept. 16, 2015 in Seminole, Fla., with his wife of 16 years, Janet, by his side. Raymond was born Nov. 22, 1925 in Rochester, N.Y., the son of the late Leon and Lulu VanDuzer. Ray retired from the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., after serving 15 years as president of the corporation. Prior to that, he was the credit manager at the Robert Packer Hospital and was also the patient accounts manager at Tioga General Hospital in Waverly, N.Y. After retiring, Ray managed and operated the True Value Store and All Sport Center, Athens, Pa. He served as executive director of Valley Economic Development Association and Habitat for Humanity in Sayre, Waverly, and Athens. Ray also enjoyed being involved with a number of theatrical performances and musicals. During World War II, he served three years in the U.S. Army. He was attached to the 112th Infantry, 28th Division, as a combat medic in France and Germany. He served in four major battles and was captured in Schmidt, Germany. Ray was awarded the Combat Medic Badge, Silver Star, two Bronze Stars w/Oak Leaf Cluster, and in May of 2011, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor. He was predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis (Gilbert) VanDuzer; stepfather, Edward Vos; son, Philip; and sisters, Helen Dixon and Isabel VanDuzer. Ray is survived by his wife, Janet; sons, Daniel and Marvin (Barbara) VanDuzer; his grandchildren, Jamie (Missy), Scott and Todd VanDuzer, Eric (Alicia) VanDuzer, Tracy Cole, and Tandi (Adam) Murphy; and his great-grandchildren, Ana, Robbie, Brelin, Kannon, Mazlin, and Afftyn. Friends and family may call on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 from 10-11 a.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Flatt of the Calvary Baptist Church, Athens, Pa. Military burial honors will be accorded by the Active Army Honor Guard and the Valley Color Guard. The family will host a luncheon following the service at Tomasso's Restaurant, Waverly, N.Y. –Sayre Morning Times 10/7/2015

ROY I. WALTERS, 77, of Hughesville died Monday, November 9, 2015 as a result of an automobile accident. Born June 6, 1938 in Hughesville, he is the son of the late Britton D. and Emma M. (Clark) Walters. He married Beverly J. Summers on April 1, 1959. Prior to his retirement, Roy worked at the Benton Foundry and prior to that he worked at Conchemco Manufacturing of Montoursville. He was a member of the Hughesville Garden Club and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Roy attended St. Mark’s Church, Lairdsville. Surviving in addition to his wife Beverly are two daughters, Deborah I. (Ed) Whitmoyer of Hughesville, Gloria L. (Todd) Kepner of Muncy; a son Galen R. Walters of Hughesville, nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; four brothers, Joseph Walters of Hughesville, Gordon Walters of Montgomery, Robert Walters of Hughesville, Thomas Walters of Muncy; and three sisters, Shirley Houseknecht of Picture Rocks, Doris Gorg of Muncy, and Brenda Harer of Elimsport. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Warren, Harley, and Donald Walters, and a sister Mildred Bernard. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 13, 2015 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Paul R. Shaner who will officiate. Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, PA. Friends may call on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. –McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home Notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

EDWARD LEROY WATKINS, 87, of 281 Canton Ave., Monroeton, Pa., passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Edward was born Feb. 9, 1928 and raised in the Canton, Pa., area, graduating from Canton High School in May of 1946. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served at Tyndall Air Force Base from 1948 to 1952 where he performed mechanical repairs on planes. On Aug. 15, 1949 he married Joan Marcy, daughter of Dorothy and Walter Marcy, and moved back to the Monroeton area following the end of his military career. Edward was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 34 years first as an electrician and later as a metrologist (weights and measures) until his retirement in April of 1987. He formerly served his community as a Boy Scout leader, Little League coach, Justice of the Peace and as a Monroe Borough councilman. Edward enjoyed bowling, golf, hunting and old car restoration. He was a member of the American Legion, Elks Club, and the Towanda-Ulster Bowling Association Hall of Fame. Edward was an avid sportsman and was a long time member of the Monroeton Gun Club, Inc. Ed and Joan had three children, Stephen (Linda) Watkins of Athens, Donald Watkins (deceased), Marcy (John) Demangone of Reading, Pa.; grandchildren, Carrie (Chad) Smith of Athens, Casey (Nicole) Watkins of Lansdale, Pa., Lauren (Jamie) Vargason of Sayre, Nicholas Demangone and Nathan Demangone both of Reading, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Brady, Carson and Griffin Smith and Ryan and Evan Watkins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Marcy Watkins, on July 30, 2013 and by a son, Donald E. Watkins, on April 27, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Edward Michelini, pastor, as celebrant. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the church. A luncheon for family and friends will be held in Grotto Hall of the church immediately following the mass. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Monroeton Gun Club, Inc., in care of Jim Meehan, P.O. Box 155 Ulster, PA in Edward's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 11/4/2015

DAVID R. WEBER, 79, of 13180 Southside Road, Monroeton, Pa. (West Franklin), passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at his home following declining health with his loving wife and daughter by his side. David was born in Altoona, Pa. on Feb. 8, 1936, one of six children born to Lewis W. Weber and Bernice Hoffman Weber. David joined the Sampson Air Force Base in Geneva, N.Y. in 1955 and after being discharged met the love of his life Marjorie Miller in Altoona where she was attending cosmetology school. Soon after they moved to Towanda to make their home. David worked numerous jobs including Towanda Sand and Gravel, Merve Coolbaugh's Garage and retiring as a field supervisor from E.I. DuPont after serving 27 years. In David's spare time, he enjoyed building his own home and painting and rebuilding numerous houses and buildings in the area. There wasn't anything he couldn't build or make from engines to cooking. He could do it all and was a perfectionist at it. He loved spending time with his wonderful grandsons on the many trips they took in his motor home and made many friends along the way. The birth of his great grandson, Cooper, was the light of his life. David will be deeply missed by his family and friends who knew they could always depend on his help.Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Miller Weber; daughter, Belinda (Sue) and husband Robert S. Hembury; grandsons, Robert David of New Jersey, Eric James and wife Jenny of Lancaster, Pa., Mitchell Lewis and wife Fallon of New Albany, Pa., Kody Robert of Dushore, Pa.; great-grandson, Cooper Timothy of Lancaster, Pa.; sisters, Nancy Sensebaugh and Marion Chilcote; special brother, Louis and dear sister-in-law, Saundra; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy; brother, Bill; and brothers-in-law, Calvin Jr. and Don. The funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 11/23/2015

WEED –REBECCA A. PHARES, age 64, of Burnham Road, Gillett, PA passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was born September 10, 1951 daughter of Cathy Weed and the late Chuck Weed. Rebecca was a homemaker and loved her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed reading. Survivors include her husband Ricky Phares of Gillett, her mother Cathy (Jim Morgan) Weed of Troy, PA, daughters, Samantha (Tom Walker) Schreiber of Pine City, NY, Elizabeth (John) Ackerman of Lowman, a son, James Phares of Gillett, PA, two brothers, Larry Weed of Lynchfield, PA, Gary Weed of Ridgebury, PA, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Rebecca was predeceased by her father and a sister Hope Kronita. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Memorials in Rebecca's memory may be sent to the Roberts Funeral Home to help offset her final expenses. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/20/2015

WILLIAM G. WENDELLA - Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean we'll miss you until we meet again…. William G. Wendella, 55, of Elmira, N.Y. passed away with his family at his side on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief period of declining health. Willie was born on April 18, 1960 in Van Etten, N.Y., a son of the late William A. and Irene Elizabeth (Savon) Wendela. He was a graduate of Tioga Central High School class of 1978 where he excelled in all school sports. A talented painter and a true handyman, Willie could always be found helping someone in need of plastering, painting or fixing something broken. Willie is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Sinsabaugh of Waverly; granddaughter, Madison; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Alfred and Patricia Wendela of Rome, Pa., Carl and Julie Wendela of Barton, N.Y., Earl "Gomer" and Marybeth "Button" Wendela of Rome, Pa.; a sister, Karen VanNorman of Waverly; half brother, Raymond and his wife Mitzi Joki of Ithaca, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, John Adams of Ocala, Fla.; special friend, Alan Marsh of Lowman; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. William was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Elaine Adams; brother, Nick H. Wendela; half brother, Martin Joki and brother-in-law, Frank VanNorman.Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 4–6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral service and celebration of his life will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Following the services a gathering for friends and family will be held at "The Station." Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Diabetes Association , 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA in loving memory of William G. Wendella. –Towanda Daily Review 11/17/2015

WEST –MONICA JEANETTE MORTON, 89, passed away Nov. 14, 2015 in Plantation, Fla. She is the daughter of the late Lewis and Bertha West. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her loving husband Leonard Morton; son, Jack Morton; two sons-in-law; and four sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Jean Wood, Joan Dorton, Judy Ball and her husband, Richard; brother, Carlton West; sister, Wanda VanNorstrand; five grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date. –Sayre Morning Times 11/18/2015

WIGGINS –HELEN L. (WIGGINS, PHILLIPS) ORSHAL, 88, of Waverly, N.Y., went home to be with her Lord on Nov. 8, 2015. She was born Aug. 4, 1927 to Archie and Alice Wiggins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Gertrude Johnston. She is survived by: her nieces, Virginia Johnston and Alice Porter; great-nieces and great-nephews, David and Trudy Root, Crystal Garris, Gerald Wade Jr., Dale, Robert and Floyd Porter and Beth Babcock; also several great-great-nieces and nephews and husband Jim Orshal. –Sayre Morning Times 11/11/2015

WILLIAMMEE –BONALYN W. ‘BONNIE’ (WILLIAMMEE) KENNEDY of Morris, died on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. She was born on Nov. 8, 1947 in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Arthur L. and Sula A. (Hostrander) Williammee and was a descendant of the founders of Morris. She was a lifelong resident of Morris, living her entire life in the same house. Bonnie was the wife of Ernest R. Kennedy and enjoyed quilting, genealogy, poetry, spending time with family and her fainting goats. She was formerly employed by Trucklite, Wellsboro. Bonnie is survived by her husband, Ernie; son, Rob Kennedy of Wellsboro; stepson, Robert and Cynthia West of Mansfield; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Jack Judlin of Wellsboro, Anita and George Lincavage of Pennsauken, N.J.; two granddaughters, Kailyn and Jordan. Friends may call on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Mennonite Bible Fellowship Church, Morris. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m., with Pastor Paul Benner officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Myotonic Goat Registry, Youth Scholarship Fund, 3174 Valley Ford Rd., Adgar, Ala. or to the Mennonite Bible Fellowship Church, Quilting Fund, C/O Faith Benner, 1909 Rt. 287, Morris, Pa. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. –Wellsboro Gazette 10/10/2015

ROBERT ANTHONY WILSON JR., age 23, of Tioga, PA, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. He was born August 29, 1992 in Nashville, TN, son of Robert Allen Wilson Sr. and Tammie (Dean) Wilson of Tioga, PA. Robert worked as a mail carrier for Wellsboro Postal Service. He enjoyed playing his guitar and writing poems and songs. Robert is survived by his parents; daughter, Willow Ann Wilson and her mother Sabrina Sharp both of Middlebury, PA; and brother, Cameron Wilson of Tioga, PA. Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tioga County Emergency Services, 99 William Farrell Drive, Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/8/2015

GARY A. WORDEN, age 64 of Stormstown, PA, formerly of Wellsboro and Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly at home Saturday, October 24th, 2015. Gary was born in Elmira, NY on June 23rd, 1951; the son of the late Wesley William and Anna (Coleman) Worden. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Patti (Webster) Worden of Stormstown; daughters, Jill (David) Benjamin of Elmira, NY, Anne (Simon) Adams of England, Gina Barrett of Centre Hall, PA and Darcy Worden of State College, PA; three grandchildren, Lucianne L. Olthof, Carlyle Lynch-Benjamin, Oliver and Molly Adams; his siblings, Carol Worden, Claire (Jay) Larrison, Joette (Andy) Foster, William (Patricia) Worden and Scott (Mary) Worden; along with several nieces and nephews. Gary was a graduate of Southside High School Class of 1970, he was an Air Force Veteran and worked many years in Wellsboro for Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Before his retirement in 2013, he was the assistant manager for Lowes in State College, PA. Gary liked to make the people he loved laugh. He adored his family and friends. His cats played a big part in his life, along with fishing, rock hunting, genealogy, astronomy, cooking and entertaining. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Friday October 30th, 2015 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Funeral and committal services will be held directly following the conclusion of the calling hours at 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Gary A. Worden's name to www.petscomefirst.net or www.centrecountypaws.org. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/30/2015

DONALD M. YALE - On the morning of Sept. 11, 2015, Donald M. Yale of Gladewater, Texas, passed away at the age of 82, at the Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Texas, with his family at his side. Don had suffered a stroke two days before while working at the plant where he manufactured Donvel Steer Axle Stabilizers and Motion Control products for the trucking and recreational vehicle industries. He took great pride in being able to share his patented products with fellow truckers. He was a truck driver himself for nearly 40 years, starting with driving for Westinghouse Corporation in Elmira, N.Y. in the mid 1950s. He was an independent owner operator for approximately 20 years with his wife, Velma, and mini-schnauzer, Gretchen, as copilots. Another lifelong love of Don's was country music. It all started growing up on the family farm in Ridgebury where the Yale brothers couldn't miss the Saturday noon Eddy Arnold program and the Saturday night Hillbilly Hit Parade on the radio. Then in the early 1950s, he and his buddy, Charles Coldiron, from East Smithfield, entertained the local area with a country music program on the fledgling radio station in Sayre, Pa. Their music was very well received and long remembered. Don was extremely proud of his daughter, Brenda, and his son, Martin, who followed his footsteps in enjoying and sharing their musical talents with friends and an appreciative public. They got started by performing for the Ridgebury Firemen's Frolic in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  Don was a 1951 graduate of Smithfield Township High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Velma Chamberlain of Bentley Creek, just before entering the United States Army in 1953. Donald Merlin Yale was born to Albert Merlin and Mildred Hotalen Yale on May 15, 1933 in Sayre, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Velma, of Gladewater, Texas; son, Martin L. Yale and wife, Janie, of Hawkins, Texas; daughter, Brenda Jean Yale Stow and husband, Robin, of Gladewater, Texas; brothers, Richard Yale of East Smithfield, Pa., and Ramon Yale and wife, Patricia, of Ulster, Pa.; two grandchildren, Clint and Hope, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his parents and his sister-in-law, Angeline Nichols Yale, of East Smithfield, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 11/10/2015

YUDZEKY –MRS. JOSEPHINE JOAN POPSO FEDROW, age 87, formerly of Dushore, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at the Washington Health System, Waynesburg, Pa. Josephine was born on July 30, 1928 in Lopez, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Pechulis Yudzeky. She attended elementary school in Lopez, and graduated from Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She married Thomas Popso of Lopez, on July 22, 1950 and he predeceased her in February of 1970. For most of her working career she worked in the garment industry in West Hazleton and Lopez, Pa. and she was also a certified nursing assistant and worked in health care in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in her later years. She resided on Jackson Avenue in West Hazleton for many years, and then moved to Shavertown, retiring to Dushore in 1997. She was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Robert M. and Bonnie Popso of Washington, Pa.; and a brother, William Yudzeky of Dushore, Pa. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Thomas Francis Popso in February of 1983; two sisters, Eleanor Bundle of Wilmington, Del., and Sophia Y. Bundle, of Lopez, Pa.; and a brother, Edward Yudzeky of Jendra, New South Wales, Australia. A transferal service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Rojas presiding. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums, Pa. Friends and family may call from 12:30 p.m. until the start of the transferal service at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, Pa. The family will provide flowers and asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Sullivan County Library, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/9/2015

CLYDE YURGATIS, 90, of Towanda Township, Pa., passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa. Clyde was born on Sept. 7, 1925 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the son of Joseph and Agnes Saurusaitis Yurgatis. He attended and graduated from Laceyville High School with the class of 1944 and in early years was employed as a milk truck driver. Clyde worked as a projectionist in area theatres, owned and operated movie theatres in Vestal, N.Y. and co-owned and operated a garment factory in Black Walnut. He moved to the Towanda area in 1965 and owned and operated stone quarries in the area for many years. Stone from one of his quarries was used at the Statue of Liberty Visitors Center in New York City. Clyde owned and operated his own truck and trailer for Daily Express from which he received many awards for miles driven without accidents or losses until his retirement. Clyde had a passion for flying and flew all over the United States and Canada in his Cessna 182. He also served as a bush pilot in Canada for a number of years. In his retirement years, Clyde loved to read and watch television programs about anything pertaining to the subjects of weather or history. His family includes his nephews, Carl Yurgatis and wife Jeanne of Silvara, Jim Gable of Lebanon, Pa.; nieces, Shirley Maulfair and Betty Gable of Lebanon, Pa., Marie Moore and husband Gordon Jr. and Dorothy Hibbard and husband Wayne of Lawton; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and very close friends, Mike Sena and Mary Maryott of Towanda. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Gable Faber and brothers, Joseph Yurgatis Jr. and William Yurgatis. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review 10/14/2015
 

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?. –MRS. AUDRILLE E. TEWKSBURY, 82, died of a heart attack on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010 at Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, FL. Born in Dimock, PA, she moved to Winter Haven from South Auburn in 1972. She worked in electrical assembly at Bendix Aviation. Mrs. Tewksbury is survived by her husband, Frank; her daughter, Sherry and son-in-law, Don. Services were held on Sept. 10 at Crisp-Coon Funeral Chapel and interment was in Lakeland Memorial Gardens. We will miss her. –Wyalusing Rocket 9/23/2010

?. –SHILRELY L. WAKEFIELD, 89, of Lady Lake, Fla., born on June 2, 1926 in Groveland, Fla., passed away at her daughter's home in Lady Lake, Fla., on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Shirley was a longtime resident of South Waverly. She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Wakefield; son, Julian Wakefield of Sayre; daughter, Irene Felicita of Weirsdale, Fla.; son-in-law, David Wright of Cape Coral, Fla.; and great-grandson, Anthony Wakefield of Sayre. She is survived by her children, son Patrick (Mary) Wakefield of South Waverly, daughter, Elaine Wakefield (Wayne Shearer) of Lady Lake, Fla., daughter, Lorraine Wright of Bradenton, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Barbara Wakefield of Sayre; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. –Sayre Morning Times 11/14/2015
 

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