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ACHENBACH –SARA E. ACHENBACH BALCOMB, age 90, of Stevensville, Pa., passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday morning, Aug. 22, 2015. She was born on May 29, 1925 in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., the daughter of the late George and Tillie Butz Achenbach. Sara was a graduate of Forty Fort High School with the class of 1943 and attained a BS degree in Home-Economics Education from Penn State University in 1946. Sara married her high school sweetheart, Dean Balcomb, and began her teaching career in Camptown, Pa. until she began raising her daughters. She returned to teaching at Wyalusing Valley High School then retiring in June of 1987. She was a member and Past Worthy Matron of the LeRaysville Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 498, a member of the Stevensville Birthday Club, and a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church. She spent many happy retirement years playing her saxophone in Deano's Band for local nursing homes and civic groups. Sara is survived by her daughters: Sheryl Balcomb of Stevensville, Pa. and Louise Wert and her husband Andy of Mifflintown, Pa.; several nieces and nephews and a cousin; as well as her loving dog and cats. She leaves four very special caregivers Sheila McGavin, Debbie Borden, Ashley McGavin, and Maureen Kelly. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years H. Dean Balcomb on September 27, 2014 and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Harriet and Bill Christmas. Funeral services are private and under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to The Wyalusing Museum Assoc., P.O. Box 301, Wyalusing, PA or The Bradford County Humane Society, RT220, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/24/2015

LLOYD R. (RON) ACKLEY JR., 62, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. He was the son of Lloyd Ackley Sr. and Inge (Mumme) Ackley. Ron is survived by his wife of 38 years, Madgejolene Ackley; son, Ronald (Sarah) Ackley of Waverly; daughters, Nicole (Ron) Hodge of Lowman, Wendy (Josh) Sackett of Chemung, and Michelle Schrader of Chemung; grandchildren, Tyler Hodge, Troy Hodge, Paige Ackley, Nathan Ackley, Dalton Sackett, Derek Sackett, Travis Fedock, Tara Fedock, Krislyn Mazzerese, Angelo Mazzerese, Sam Mazzerese; brother, William (Lisa) Ackley, of VanEtten; sister, Barbara (Patrick) Fitzgibbons of Newark Valley; several nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Mike (Nancy) Struble and good friend Paul Bailey. Ron was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting and cutting firewood. He relished the time he spent with his family four-wheeling and camping. He loved going to the drag races and riding his motorcycle. He was a mechanical genius and could build just about anything from wood or steel. He worked for the Town of Chemung Highway Department as the Highway Superintendent for 28 years. He retired from the town in 2008, but continued his own trucking business. Ron was a wonderful husband. He was very kind and caring and always willing to help everyone. He will be greatly missed. A time of gathering will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 from 10-11:45 a.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. with Pastor Cindy Schulte officiating. –Sayre Morning Times 9/3/2015

DICK ALLEN, 88, of South Montrose, PA, passed away after a brief illness, at Celtic Hospice in Wilkes Barre, PA, on Thursday, August 13, 2015. He was born on July 20, 1927 in South Montrose, PA, to the late Millard L. and Hulda (Inghram) Allen. His wife of 66 years, June Allen, predeceased him in July of 2013. Surviving is a daughter, Terri Bennett, South Montrose, son and daughter-in-law, Dean and JoAnne Allen, Montrose, four grandchildren, Jason and Amy Bennett, Cory (Nicole) Allen and Casey Allen, two sisters and brother-in-law, Gail Fair, South Montrose, Barb and Gary Dayton, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Adelbert Allen and sister, Doris Palmer. Dick was a member of the Warren Lodge No. 240 F. & A.M., and several other masonic chapters. He was Lifetime member of the V.F.W. and American Legion. He served in WWII with the United States Army. He was a member of the South Montrose Community Church as well as the South Montrose Cemetery Assoc. Dick enjoyed dancing, fishing, golfing, vegetable gardening, bowling, hunting, and playing pinochle. He was proud of his family, especially his grandchildren. A Funeral Service and Masonic Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, August 17, 2015, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Rev. Jane Pykus of the South Montrose Community Church officiating. Interment will be in the South Montrose Cemetery. Friends may call on the family from 10 a.m. until the service. The family will handle the flowers; donations in Dick’s memory can be made to the South Montrose Community Church, P.O. Box 86, South Montrose, PA. –Carol Brotzman

RODERICK S. AYERS, age 71, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Sunday, August 30, 2015 in Painted Post, NY. He was born November 16, 1943 in Mansfield, PA, a son of Roderick W. and Alberta (Potter) Ayers. Roderick was employed by American LaFrance before he retired. He enjoyed dancing. Roderick is survived by a son, Roderick "Brian" Ayers of Lawrenceville, PA; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Geraldine and Fetton Cox of Abelene, TX, Elaine Taylor of Bath, NY, Linda and John Lowery of Canton, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Kathy Ayers of Red Lion, PA. He was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, William and Beverly Ayers; sisters, Alberta Greene, Dora Bartholomew and Cora Hornsby, and half-sister, Isabelle Finogle. In keeping with Roderick's wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/3/2015

DAVID L. BABCOCK, 77, of Delray Beach, formerly of Athens, Pa., died peacefully at home on Sept. 13, 2015 surrounded by loving family. Son of Louis Babcock and Christine Forrest (deceased), Dave graduated from Athens High School, Class of 1955, and proudly served four years in the US Marine Corps. Retired from a 30-year career with the Federal Systems Division of IBM in 1992, Dave spent many happy years traveling in the Winnebago he shared with his beloved wife, Patricia, who survives him. He is sadly missed by devoted daughter, Denise Macafee (Wayne); brothers, Lou Babcock (Laura), Gary Babcock (Roselyn); step-children, Sharon McMillan (Robert), Jeffrey Gregg (Kathy), Jon Gregg (Kath); adored grandson, Hunter; brother-in-law, Greg Stines (Darinka Rakic); step-granddaughters, Caitlin (David), Devin (Danny) and Christina; great-granddaughter, Ellie; and former wife, Jean Babcock; plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. Celebration of life services will be held on Sept. 24, 2015 in Delray Beach, and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2015 at The Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions in David's memory may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County or The Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 9/15/2015

JOHN JOSEPH BAKER 23, of Lake Worth Florida and Forkston, PA died Friday August 28, 2015 in Delray Beach Florida. He was born on December 29, 1991 in Tunkhannock, PA son of John G. Baker of Forkston and Liz Madill DeWolfe, of Forkston. He was a 2010 graduate of the Tunkhannock Area High School. Growing up like any kid JJ loved racing his bike, riding his quad, going four wheeling in his truck, skateboarding, gym work outs, snowboarding, love for animals especially his dog “Diesel”. He had a warm smile that would light up any room he walked into. He was loved by all and will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Joseph B. Madill. He is survived by his paternal grandparents John W. and Patricia Baker, of Forkston, his maternal grandmother Geraldine Madill, of Tunkhannock, his step father Lennard DeWolfe and his father’s companion Lisa Ford. In lieu of flowers family requests donations made to either the Blue Chip Animal Shelter 974 Lockville Rd, Dallas, Pa or True Friends Animal Welfare Center, PA 706 Montrose, PA. As per the family’s request the funeral services will be private. Arrangements by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 West Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

GEORGE C. BARNES, 67, of Liberty Twp., PA passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at his home. Born April 19, 1948 in Dumas Texas, raised in Bakersfield, CA and resided in Houma, LA until 2005 when he moved north to Owego, NY. In 2008 he relocated to Liberty Twp., PA. He was the son of the late Carl & Opal Barnes nee Umfress. Before he retired, George was a welder for many years. He was certified as a welding instructor for all types of welding. He was also a licensed electrician, plumber and locksmith. George served in the Navy during the Vietnam War from April 1965-April 1969. He was stationed on the USS Enterprise and received an honorable discharge upon separation from service. George enjoyed shooting pool/billiards and was entered in many tournaments. He was a member of Franklin Forks United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 357, Hallstead, PA and the Musa Stiles VFW Post 6223, Great Bend, PA. Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara A. [McGill] Barnes of Liberty Twp., PA, step son & his spouse, William & Rose Kuhnel of Deposit, NY, sisters & brothers-in-law, Carlene & Pete Kimble, Jewel Ann & Jack Forest, niece & nephews, Annette Bazzell-Cotterell, Christopher Daniel & Danny Daniel all of Bakersfield, CA. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his niece, Karen Phillips. Services were private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Hunts for Healing of the Luzerne Foundation, 140 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Luzerne, PA. The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 42938, Philadelphia, PA or to the charity of your choice. –Carol Brotzman

MR. FRANCIS J. BARRY, age 96, of Cherry Township, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Francis was born on Aug. 1, 1919 in Dushore, a son of the late William P. and Martha G. Connor Barry, and lived most of his life in Sullivan County. A World War II veteran, he enlisted in the Army in 1941 and after basic training in Mississippi, went to England where he was a member of the 190th Field Artillery.He was among those in the second day of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. He continued his service in Europe in the campaigns of the Battle of the Bulge, Northern France, Rhineland and Ardennes until the war ended. He joined the Reserves and was activated to serve in the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1952. By the time of his discharge, he had attained the rank of Sergeant. He married the former Sophia Bahr of Dushore on Nov. 27, 1954. They would have celebrated 61 years of marriage this year.Francis worked on the family farm, did some construction work, mined coal in the strip mines and retired from PennDOT in 1984 after over 22 years.After his retirement he enjoyed fishing with his buddies and visiting the local coffee shops. He loved animals, especially his Springer Spaniels. Although he'd tell you "Any dog is a good dog." He loved helping other people and was almost a local fix-it shop for his family and friends. He was an excellent welder.Francis was an active member of St. Basil's Catholic Church in Dushore, Pa. and a member of Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion, Dushore, Pa. He was very involved with his community as a member of the Dushore Ambulance Association where he was a driver for many years.Over the years, there was rarely a Memorial Day parade or veteran's funeral that he didn't attend. He attended the yearly reunions of his Field Artillery until they stopped having them. More recently he has visited with Kelly Rhine of Milton, Pa. They are two of the three living members. He was very proud of the service to his country. Surviving are his spouse, Sophia T. Barry of Dushore, Pa.; two sons, Frank (Bonnie) Barry of Dushore, Pa., James (Mary Ellen) Barry of Harrisburg, Pa.; daughter, Clara (Jack) Olstead of Dushore, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Nartcy Nitcznski of Dushore, Pa.; five grandchildren, Cassandra Kriebel, Stacey Ammerman, Alex Barry, Christina Barry and 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 and his grand-dog Shadow. He was predeceased by brothers, William John Barry on Dec. 10, 1997 and Leo Charles Barry on March 31, 2005; and a sister, Mary T. Harvey on Jan. 20, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, 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, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. Military graveside services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion and member of the Army Military Honors detail. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening 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 9/29/2015

CARL L. BARTLETT SR., age 79 of Lawrenceville, PA passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Born October 16, 1935 in Tioga Twp., PA he was the son of the late Ernest A. and Dorothy E. (Wilcox) Bartlett. Carl served in the U.S. Army and retired from Corning Glass Works. He loved playing cards and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his children, Carl Bartlett, Jr. of Lawrenceville, Margo and Steven Kimble of Wellsboro and Marigold and Charlie Carlisle of Liberty Hill, TX; his grandchildren, Carl III and Breanna Bartlett, Curtis Wells and Truman, Trent and Kaylie Shimkanin; three great grandchildren; his former wife and friend, Elsene Bartlett; two sisters, Ernestine Boom of Lawrenceville and Norene Burrows of Wellsboro; a brother, David Bartlett of Millerton and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Marian Hager, Betty Jones, Jean Slater and Winifred Bartlett. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Saturday, from 4:00 - 5:30PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 5:30 PM with Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/27/2015

BEECHER –CAROL A. BROWN, age 68, of Forksville, PA passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA surrounded by loving family members. Carol was born in West Chester, PA on October 16, 1946, a daughter of the late Harold Beecher, Sr. and Myrtle Shaw Beecher. She graduated from Henderson High School, Class of 1964. Carol worked in Philadelphia, PA as an Administrative Assistant for the U.S. Park Service. Carol married Stanley W. Brown of Forksville, PA on April 13, 1995, celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. She enjoyed traveling, spending part of the year in Florida, playing computer and card games, crossword puzzles, hummingbirds, and anything Elvis. Carol was a member of Auxiliaries of A.J. Bird Memorial Post #384 V.F.W, New Albany, PA, Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, PA, and Golden Triangle #874 Moose Lodge in Eustis, FL. In addition to her husband, Carol is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Brown and grandson, Sean Brown of Williamsport, PA; her sister, Nancy Christy (Gary) of West Chester, PA; her niece, Jenna Kicinski (Joseph, Jr.) of Exton, PA; step-sons Fred Brown (Marsha) of Barbours, PA, Steven Brown (Susan) of Forksville, PA, Tracy Brown (Crystal) of Newville, PA; step-daughters Marilee Bower (Daniel) of Hughesville, PA, Linda Etzel (Gary) of Forksville, PA, Sarah Brown (Anthony Stofanch) of Forksville, PA, and Darlene Fenton (Robert Myers) of Laporte, PA; 14 step-grandchildren, and 4 step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Carol was predeceased by her first husband, Richard Kropp; her brother, Harold Beecher, Jr.; and her step-daughter, Marlene Brown. Carol’s funeral service will be private and held at the convenience of the family. The family asks that memorial contributions in honor of Carol be directed to the charity of one’s choice. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

BENNINGER –PHYLLIS AMANDA CARPENTER, 90, of Binghamton, N.Y., formerly of Wysox Township, Pa., passed away Monday evening, Aug. 31, 2015 at her home. Phyllis was born Feb. 14, 1925 in Nichols, N.Y., the daughter of Daniel Elmer Benninger and Nellie Tompkins Benninger. In early years, Phyllis was employed by the Ann Page Plant in Horseheads, N.Y. and by North American Van Lines Trucking Company. On March 9, 1947 she married Albert Scott Carpenter in Binghamton, N.Y. and the couple made their home in Wysox Township for many years. Phyllis was a member of the Hawleyton United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Rome United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Phyllis enjoyed spending time with family and friends, embroidery work and traveling, having accompanied her husband Albert to 48 states while they drove for North American Van Lines.Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Bruce Creighton of Rochester, N.Y., Sally and Ken Williams with whom she resided in Binghamton, N.Y.; grandchildren, Michael Creighton and wife Myriam, Jennifer Williams Dickerson and husband Dan, Mark Williams and wife Colleen, Patrick Creighton and wife Judy, Greg Creighton, Michelle Williams Allen and husband Dan, Laura Creighton; great-grandchildren, Chloe Creighton, Victoria and Andres Creighton, Heaven and Amanda Dickerson and Makayla Allen; her sister, Margaret Benninger of Waverly, N.Y.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Albert on Sept. 24, 2002, and by a great-grandson, Zachary Scott Dickerson.The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at the Rome United Methodist Church, Rome, Pa., with Rev. Dr. Brolin Parker officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.Interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Rome United Methodist Church, in care of Karen Matoushek, Treasurer, 436 Williams Rd., LeRaysville, PA in memory of Phyllis. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 9/2/2015

BERRY –EVA LONGWELL, teacher in the Elmira schools for 25 years, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the age of 90. Eva was born in Elmira to Joseph and Fanny (Krieger) Berry February 26, 1925. She was married to the late Frank Longwell for 50 years. They lived most of their lives in Elmira and Pine City, where they had a farm and raised a little of everything from sheep and cattle to pigeons, pigs and rabbits. They had a large vegetable garden and shared their food with family and friends. After retirement, they wintered for some years in Peoria, Arizona where they enjoyed watching their Chicago Cubs during spring training. Eva was a Jackals fan and had season tickets for some years. Hobbies included paint by numbers, stamp collecting, reading the latest books, watching sports and keeping up with world affairs. Survivors include daughters, Christine (Dario) Angeles of TX; Jean (Edward) Durkin of NC; sons, Frank Jr. (Nancy) and Joseph (Amy) of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, David, Adam, Karen, Brad, Jennifer and Stephen; great grandchildren, Ian, Ashlye, Katy and Jack; sister, Ann (Wayne) Bryant of Horseheads, NY. At Eva's request there will be no services and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/25/2015

BOLT –CLAUDETTE J. TESTUT, age 75, of Baker Hill Rd., Freeville, NY went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Hospicare Residence. Born November 8, 1939 in Elmira, NY she was the daughter of the late Claude and Susie Smith Bolt. Raised in northern Pennsylvania, she grew up on a farm and went on to obtain her teaching certificate. She taught at Brooktondale Baptist Schools. On October 6, 1961 she married Duane E. Testut who survives. She was a faithful member of Brooktondale Baptist Church, taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many years. In addition to her husband, Duane, Claudette is survived by her son, Charles Testut of Freeville, NY; daughter, Suzanne Wixom of Albany, NY; grandchildren, Zachery, Tristan, Sonja and Nicholas Wixom; children of other parents, Denny (Nancy) Dailey of Groton, NY and their children, Danielle (Mike) Smith and their son, Hunter Smith of Seattle, WA; Terrie Pakkala of Bath, NY and her children, Michael Haddad, Nadia (Jason) Lutgen and Aimee (Matt) Swanson all of Jamestown, NY, Nathan (Rachel) Haddad of Shreveport, LA and David Haddad; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Clara (Rev. Cal) Jones of Okeechobee, FL, Patricia (Rev. James) Belt of Dalton, PA, Lucille Eddy of Rochester, NY, Grace (Ernest)Deming of Riverside, CA; double cousins, Jessie (Liz) Bolt of Lawrenceville, PA and Fred (Kim) Bolt, Sr. of Mansfield, PA; sister in law, Joanne (Eugene)Gray Crispell of Opelika, AL. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her infant brother, Henry Bolt, her son, Daniel Eugene Testut, brother in law, Rev. Harold Eddy, double cousins, David Bolt, Donald Bolt and Jackson Bolt; and brother in law, Dr. Bruce Gray. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, September 19, 2015 in the Brooktondale Baptist Church, 2311 Slaterville Rd., Brooktondale, NY with Rev. Richard Lloyd officiating. Burial will follow in Snyder Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-11 am prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Brooktondale Baptist Church, PO Box 144, Brooktondale, NY or Hospicare, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/16/2015

MILFORD M. BOOM, 83, of Hornby Road, Monterey, NY, formerly of Addison, passed away at home on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Milford was born in Mills, PA on January 1, 1932, the son of Rex and Minnie Thompson Boom. Milford worked for both the Middlebury Center Milk Plant and Corning Glass Works as a teenager. He then found employment with the Ingersoll Rand Co. in Painted Post and retried from there by which time they had became Dresser Rand. He was a former member of the Elkland Moose Lodge. While living in Osceola, he and a friend ran a two man campaign to keep Osceola from becoming a dry town. They persevered. Milford was even known to produce his own runs of moonshine. He loved dogs and had been a breeder of Pekinese dogs at one time. He enjoyed traveling and also watching an old western movie. On July 2, 1985, he and Hazel Casbeer were married in Rapid City, SD. Hazel preceded him in death on October 6, 2007. His first wife, Louise Mann also passed away on December 5, 2005 as well as losing his grandson, Daniel Lowe and great granddaughter, Whitney Crippen and sisters, Arvilla Boom and Margaret Blanchard. Surviving are his daughters and sons in law, Roseann and Robert Weber of Monterey, Julie and Bill Smith of Coudersport, Kathy and James Lowe of Sabinsville and Nora and Jim Sampson of Osceola; his sons, Milford and Karen Boom of Jasper, Rex and Sandy Boom of Osceola and Daniel and Tracey Boom of Osceola and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends may call on Tuesday, October 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday at 11 AM. Burial will be in the Williams and McFall Cemetery in Conrad, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/2015

BROWN –BETTY ANN BROWN DE HAAN, age 79, died on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Aug. 14, 2015. Born on Aug. 1, 1936 in Sayre, Pa., Betty was a daughter of the late Irving and Annie Brown and sister of the late Robert Brown. She was also predeceased by the father of her children, William P. De Haan. Betty is survived by her daughter Kathy De Haan Eckert and her family; her son David De Haan and his family and her son, Peter De Haan. Also surviving are her sisters: Jean Brown Barrett and family, June Brown Beckwith and family; brothers William Brown and family, Roy Brown; sister-in-law Helen L. De Haan; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Betty was a graduate of Towanda High School and the University of Buffalo where she received her BS in Nursing. She was a former employee of Buffalo General Hospital and the Newark Valley, New York Central School District. Betty was well read, enjoyed walking and everything in the natural world outside. She was also an avid doer of crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Private graveside services will be held in the Jillson Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review 8/25/2015

MELINDA A. BRUBAKER, 60, lifelong resident of Towanda, PA passed away at her home on September 23, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Juanita (Love) Brubaker of Lake Wesauking. She graduated from Towanda High School and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Architectural Engineering, a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a minor in Psychology from Virginia Tech. Melinda worked many years at the Bradford County Assessment Office as a field investigator until her retirement in early 2015. Melinda enjoyed cooking, reading, sewing and crafting. Surviving are her brother, Mark Brubaker; nephew, Robert Brubaker; niece, Deanna Brubaker and several cousins. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Melinda’s name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 4383 Bethlehem, PA. Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr. in Canton is in care of arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 9/29/2015

MR. HAROLD W. BULLOCK, age 66 of Mehoopany, PA, went home to be with the Lord, on Friday evening, January 8, 2016, at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, PA, after being taken there earlier in the evening. Harold was born in Meshoppen, PA. on February 5, 1949 the son of the late Gerald A. and Agatha Grow Bullock. Growing up in Fox Hollow, he spent his entire life there, which is just outside of Jenningsville, Wyoming County, PA. On June 7, 1969, he married the love of his life; Shirley May Shotwell Bullock, whom he shared 46 wonderful years of marriage. He retired from Penn DOT in 1999, where he worked 31 years as an equipment operator. He was a member of the Jenningsville United Methodist Church, the Tunkhannock Moose Lodge #1276, and was a life-long member of the National Rifle Association. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, watching the birds, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants. He was loved by everyone he met and always had a story to share or a joke to tell. Harold loved family gatherings and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. Surviving is his loving wife, Shirley Shotwell Bullock, of Jenningsville, PA; his children and their spouses, Jennifer and Kevin Powell of Mehoopany, PA; Michael R. and Sarah Bullock, of Turin, NY; Matthew and Colleen Bullock, of Mehoopany, PA; and Susan and John Mattocks, of Tunkhannock, PA, and his grandchildren, Eric Powell; Michael A. Bullock; Julia Bullock; Seth Bullock; Matalyn Bullock; Luke Mattocks; Emily Mattocks; Benjamin Mattocks; and Caleb Mattocks. Also surviving is his brother, Robert Bullock, of San Antonio, TX; an uncle, Russell Bullock, of Tunkhannock, PA and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides is parents, Harold was also preceded in death by a brother Theodore Bullock. Memorial services will be announced at the finalization of the dates and times of services. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

BUNDLE –CATHERINE M. ‘KITTY’ BUCK, 87 of Mack St., Groton, NY died unexpectedly on August 19, 2014 at her home. Born April 3, 1927 in Dushore, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Say Bundle. Kitty was a long time resident of the area and had been a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Groton as well as a member of the Groton Fort Nightly Club, The Groton Historical Association, 7 Valley Ladies Golf, as well as a member of Stonehedges Golf League where she became the Club Manager for several years in the 80’s. She enjoyed traveling internationally both by air as well as by sea but enjoyed playing a good game of cards locally. She is survived her daughters, Roxann Buck (Dan Galusha) of Cortland, and Joan (Dan) Gibbons of Chittenango, NY. Also surviving are 2 granddaughters, Jamie and Emily Gibbons and a sister, Mary Lamoreaux of Elmira, NY, several nieces and nephews and her special “grand-dogs”, Sophie, Leo and Mickey. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband James S. Buck in 1987 as well as her siblings, Clara, Joe, Sophie, Paul, John, Stanley, Edward, Peter, Ann, and Helen. A Mass of Christen Burial will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Groton. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, 5 to 7:00 p.m. at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams Street, Groton. Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Please consider memorial contributions in Kitty’s memory to the Groton Fire Department Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 96, Groton, New York. –Funeral home notice, Carol Brotzman

COLE –MARJORIE C. LEE, 92, of Eagles Mere, Pa., died on Sept. 13, 2015 of cancer. She was born on Jan. 31, 1923 in Sayre, Pa. to Arthur B. Cole and Elizabeth Graham Cole. She was valedictorian of Meshoppen High School in 1940 and graduated from Mansfield University in 1944 with a degree in Home Economics. She is survived by her five children, Susanne Lee, Scott Lee, Cole Lee (Suzanne Lee), Laura Lee (Peter Grina) and Kenneth E. Lee (Patricia Debon); eight grandchildren, Graham Archer, Lauren Archer, Matthew Lee, Linsey Lee, Elizabeth Lee, Kristof Grina, Kelsey Lee and Katy Lee; brother, Benjamin Cole (Phyllis Cole); and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Kenneth B. Lee, and her sister, Betty White. Marjorie was a caring sister, devoted wife, loving mother and doting grandmother.  Marge and Ken were married in 1944 and moved to Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, after Ken's graduation from law school, eventually settling in Eagles Mere where they lived for over 50 years. While in Eagles Mere, Marge was a member of the Eagles Mere Civic Club, Dushore Book Club, Laporte Women's Club and Eagles Mere Country Club. Ken Lee was a well-respected state legislator who served for 18 years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives rising to be leader of the House Republican Caucus and Speaker of the House for two terms. Marjorie played a key supporting role in her husband's political career and was instrumental to his 10 successful election campaigns for Sullivan County District Attorney and State Representative. Mrs. Lee was involved in local and statewide Republican organizations including serving on the Board of the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women. Marge was a human "Facebook" long before the online service came into existence — keeping in close contact with hundreds of friends and family from all across the country throughout her life. A number of these were her classmates at Mansfield for which she began holding a regular summer get-together in Eagles Mere in the 1970s. What started as a small get-together of 10 classmates eventually grew to more than 60 women representing classes from the '30s, '40s and '50s. In recognition for her service to the university, in 1997 Mansfield awarded Marge the Elsie Burk Service Award. One of Mrs. Lee's passions was meeting and entertaining people — hosting thousands of individuals for breakfast, lunch and dinner at her home in Eagles Mere and at her winter home in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Marge's other passion was for travel and Marge and Ken travelled extensively, visiting all 50 states; almost every country in Europe; and all but two continents, Australia and Antarctica. Often accompanied by family and friends, Marge was the promoter, organizer, travel agent and tour guide for most trips. Marge will be remembered for her good humor, warm heart and willingness to give to others. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa., with her pastor, the Rev. Richard Rojas, presiding. Following the mass family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life from 2 to 4 p.m. at the DeWire Center, Laporte Avenue, Eagles Mere, Pa. Interment will be private in the Eagles Mere Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and asks that contributions in her memory be made to the MUF-Mansfield Way Scholarship Fund, 6 Beecher St., Mansfield, PA or Setebaid Services, Diabetic Campership Programs, 1157 West Branch Highway, Winfield, PA or the Martha Lloyd Community Services, 66 Lloyd Lane, Troy PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/15/2015

COLE –MARY VIRGINIA (COLE) STROPE, 53, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA passed away on Monday, September 1, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Dennis R. Strope. The couple married May 27, 2001 and had 14 happy years together. Mary was born on April 5, 1962 in Wayland, NY daughter of the late Nathan V. Cole and Rita L. (Davidson) Cole of Mytle Beach, SC. She attended Wayland High School, was a hair dresser, and worked Security for the TSA. Mary enjoyed entertaining and barbequing at her home, she loved making people laugh, loved traveling all over the United States with Dennis in their RV, and was loved by everyone she met. Mary was Catholic by faith but first and foremost was a “Paratrooper’s Wife”. Mary is survived by her husband Dennis and mother Rita, her children: Conrad Wankum of Jefferson City, MO, Spenser Wankum and Ashley Wankum, both of Myrtle Beach, SC, her sisters and brothers: Sandra Cole of McKinney, TX, David (Abbie) Cole of Cohocton, NY, Carol (Del) Worden of Myrtle Beach, SC, John Cole of Boston, MA, Patty (Wayne) Neu of Princeton, TX, Maureen Cole of Clare, MI, Geoffrey (Rhonda) Cole of Greenville, SC, Joanne (Fred) Oteri of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Joseph Cole of McKinney, TX, her brothers and sisters-in-law: Donald Strope of Armenia Mountain, PA, Pamela (Mike) McCarthy of Big Flats, NY, Dora Smith of Troy, PA, Thomas (Barb) Strope of Granville, PA, Jeffery (Julie) Strope of Columbia Cross Roads, PA and William (Jodi) Franks of Gillet, PA, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by her canine companions Jake and Tiger. Mary was preceded in death by her father, Nathan, her brother, Kevin Cole, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Phyllis and Earl Miller, and her sister-in-law, Sylvia Spencer. A memorial service to celebrate Mary’s life is planned for a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. In lieu of flowers the family has asked memorial donations be made in Mary’s memory to Dennis Strope 4617 Austinville Road Columbia Cross Roads, PA to help defray funeral costs. –Towanda Daily Review 9/3/2015

KEVIN MICHAEL COLLINS, age 52, of Stowell, Pa., passed away unexpectedly in Laceyville, Pa. (where he had been residing), on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Kevin was born on Feb. 27, 1963 in Meshoppen, Pa., the son of Lucille Thomas Collins and the late Walter A. Collins. He was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School with the class of 1981. He grew up attending St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Stowell. He loved photography and learning about the history of the world. He adored his two dogs, Sassy and Alex. He was employed as a bartender at Rocky's Lounge in Scranton, Pa., for over 25 years. In 2007 he moved back to Stowell to help care for his father and became a handyman for residents in the community. Kevin is survived by his mother, Lucille Thomas Collins of Stowell, Pa.; brothers, Francis "Frank" D. Collins of Sugar Run, Pa., Mark T. Collins and his wife Shelia of San Francisco, Calif.; sister, Beth A. Herbst and her husband James of Paoli, Pa.; nephew, Matthew Heilman of Collegeville, Pa.; niece, Amelia Herbst of Paoli, Pa.; aunts and uncles, Eleanor Shaffer of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Harry Shaver and his wife Kathy of Tunkhannock, Pa., Martha Jean Diebold of Lexington, N.C., and Connie Barnhart and her husband Glenn of Conklin, N.Y.; as well as many cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Walter A. Collins on Dec. 23, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday from the St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing, Pa., with Father Joseph J. Manarchuck, of the church, officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Anthony's Cemetery in Stowell, Pa. Family and friends may gather from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Kevin's name to the St. Anthony's Cemetery Association, c/o Pete Hatton, 194 Crow Hill Rd., Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/29/2015

DAVID VINCENT ‘COOP’ COOPER, age 59, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. David is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. David was born in Athens, PA on June 14, 1956, and was the son of Vincent and Esther Cooper. David attended Elmira Free Academy from which he graduated in 1974. David was a loyal employee of Hardinge Brothers for 36 years where he made many close, lifelong friends. He was a man of many talents. He excelled in mathematics and had an innate ability to solve even the hardest of Sudoku puzzles. David was an avid bowler, often achieving a score of 300 in competitive games. David also loved music. He was adept at playing many musical instruments including the piano, harmonica, and guitar. He could always bring a smile to someone's face. He had an infectious laugh. He will be remembered for his kindness and generosity, always striving to put the needs of others before his own. David is survived by his loving wife of nineteen years, Christine (Charron) Cooper of Elmira, NY; his sons, Elijah Cooper of Elmira, NY and Justin (Kathy) Cooper of Encinitas, CA; step-daughter, Arielle (Joel) Ryan of Elmira, NY; daughter, Stephanie Cooper of Elmira, NY; and grandchildren, Jackson Cooper of Encinitas, CA and Natalie Ryan of Elmira, NY; parents, Vincent and Esther Cooper of Lowman, NY; siblings, Mark Cooper, Vern (Sherry) Cooper, Gordon (Barbara) Cooper, Philip (Jill) Cooper, Faith (Dale) Ingraham, Steven (Lynda) Cooper, Keith (Lori) Cooper and Nathan (Annette) Cooper, and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 1:00 to 3:00 PM & 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira NY. The funeral service will be at the funeral home and will begin at 8:00 PM following the evening calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in David's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/11/2015

COOPER –LORRAINE COOPER FLANDERS, age 87 and long time resident of Hulett St. and recently of Retirement Estates in Horseheads passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 25, 2015. She was born November 12, 1927 in Elmira, NY, to Atlee and Dora Boyce Cooper. Lorraine was predeceased by her husband, Ernest L. Flanders in 2002. Her surviving family includes her daughters, Gayle and William Thompson of Canandaigua, NY and Janice and Martin Daugherty of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Stacey) Thompson, Brian (Erin) Thompson, Jason Keyser and Ashlyn (Oscar) Robles and Matthew Daugherty; 6 great-grandchildren; special niece, Anne Beers of PA and many friends. Lorraine was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Horseheads Moose. She was employed at the former Remington Rand and Hardinge Inc. Lorraine was a vibrant lady, always sharing a smile. She also enjoyed a good game of euchre. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Friday, August 28, 2015 from 1-3:00 and again from 5-7:00 pm. Her service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Saturday. August 29, 2015 at 10:00 am. Burial will take place at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may remember Lorraine with a memorial to a charity of their choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/27/2015

EUGENE P. CRAWFORD - When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ... Our loving husband, father, and grandpa Eugene P. Crawford, 62, of Windham Township, Rome, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, following a brief period of declining health.  "Mongo" and "Gene," as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born on Oct. 30, 1952 in Laurens, N.Y. On May 4, 1973, he married Linda Sampson and together they made their home in Windham and raised their two children, Chad and Cassie. Mongo enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors, whether it was hunting, riding his antique tractors, or riding the countryside on his motorcycle with his wife Linda. For many years, Gene was a self-employed logger serving the Bradford County area. His smile and gentle touch will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Gene is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda Crawford; his mother, Irene Thayer of Owego; his son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Jody Crawford of Marydel, Del.; his daughter and son-in-law, Cassie and Gerard Gill of Herndon, Pa.; his special grandchildren, Kyle Crawford and Gerard Gill III; his sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Richard Franklin of Homer, N.Y., Lois and Larry Brown of Windham, Pa., Jean Sampson of Windham, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and their families, along with numerous dear friends. Gene was predeceased by his father and step-mother, Leslie and June Crawford; his step-father, Paul Thayer; and a sister, Lisa Thayer. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral chapel. A private family interment will be in the Laurens Village Cemetery, Laurens, N.Y. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one’s  choice in loving memory of Eugene P. Crawford. –Towanda Daily Review 9/29/2015

GEORGE W. CRAWLEY, 82, of Roaring Branch, PA passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Twin Oakes Personal Care Home in Granville Summit. George was born in Williamsport on December 9, 1932, a son of the late Harvey and Carrie (Edkin) Crawley. He was married to the former Doris Roupp for over 40 years before her passing on Aug. 6, 1999. George worked at Textron Lycoming in Williamsport for over 32 years before retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He held life memberships at Ralston’s Red Run Gun Club, the Ralston Hunting Club and Roaring Branch Hunting Club. He also was a member of the Korean War Veterans in Williamsport. George was the type of person who would gladly offer his assistance to anyone in need. He appreciated being outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also was an avid bowler. Surviving are his three children, Carrie (Kirk) Sallada and David (Peggy) Crawley all of Roaring Branch and Kelly Crawley of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Kristen, Keane and Kyle Sallada and Luke Crawley; a sister, Ruth “Peach” Myers of Montoursville and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife Doris, George was predeceased by 6 sisters; Helen Pfleegor, Erma Tanner, Martha Ackerman, Mary “Tootie” Seitzer, Leona “Nonie” Roan and Shirley Kotz; 5 brothers, Harold, Emery, Dorsey “Gene”, Harley “K-Boy” and Harvey Crawley and his special friend, Lois Beach. In keeping with Mr. Crawley’s wishes, there are no services. Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr. in Canton is in care of arrangements. –Pepper Funeral Home notice

ROBERT F. CUNNINGHAM age 64, of Macedon, NY, passed away on January 7th, after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born in Elmira, NY, and raised in his beloved hometown of Millport, NY, on the shores of Catherine Creek. Growing up, April 1st was as important as any holiday, and Lamoka Lake was his second home in the summertime. Whether he had his line in the water, or was sitting in a tree stand, Bob loved growing up in Millport. According to Bob, those who grew up in Millport usually end up on one side of the law or the other, so in 1972, he joined the Rochester Police Department. He served 33 years as a Police Officer and Sergeant, often bragging that he "never lost a foot chase." In his time with the police Department, he earned numerous awards, letters of recognition, and more importantly friendships that could only be described as brotherhoods. In 1976, he was married to Susan LeRoy. Shortly thereafter, they began their family, which is when he found his true calling, as a husband and father. Always strong and supportive, Bob was the role model that a child needs to grow into a responsible, respectable adult and loving parent. He was active in his church, always putting the needs of others first. In 2004, a year before retiring from RPD, he gained a new title: Grandpa, "the best job in the world" according to Bob. His son, Bobby Cunningham, and his wife, Brenda gave him 4 granddaughters: Natalie (11), Summer (9), Amelia (6) and Elise (3). Jim Cunningham and wife Christina: Collin (10), Nina (8), and Maggie (2). Last year, Bob's only daughter, Kelli, wed Ryan Beebe: Tyler (11). Bob is also survived by his loving wife of 39 year, Susan and sister: Lynne Cunningham. Bob was predeceased by his mother, Helen Cunningham, cousin Michael Stoddard, and Aunts and Uncles. Calling hours will be held from 4-8pm on Tuesday, January 12 at the Robert L. Yost Funeral Home, Inc., 123 W. Main St., Palmyra. A memorial service will be at 11am on Wed., January 13 at the First Baptist Church in Macedon. In Lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Lifetime Care-Hospice, 800 W. Miller St., Newark, NY or to Alzheimer’s Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/2016

DEPEW –VIRGINIA PENRITH, 81, of Keiserville, Pa., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at her residence in Keiserville. Born on Aug. 16, 1934 in Greens Landing, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Dana and Amelia Gable Depew. She was a faithful member of the Biblical Baptist Church, Meshoppen, for over 38 years, and served in many capacities, including Sunday school teacher, treasurer and pianist. Her piano playing was a great blessing to all and was a great asset to the church services. Virginia was also an accomplished seamstress, who enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. Over the years she made various articles of clothing, as well as blankets, quilts and afghans. She was also a great cook and baker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Robert Penrith Sr.; an infant daughter; a sister, Doris Bunnell; a brother, James Depew; and a niece, Brenda Bunnell.She is survived by her five children, Gary Myers and wife Janet of Meshoppen, Vicky Penoyer and husband Sanford of Norristown, Teresa Blow and husband Dan of Waverly, N.Y., Mark Myers and wife Linda "Lynn" of Springville, and Robert Penrith Jr. and wife Ami of Keiserville, with whom she resided; a brother, William Depew of Osage Beach Mo.; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Her extended family includes stepdaughters, their children, and their grandchildren.A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday Sept. 18, from the Biblical Baptist Church, Briar Ridge Road, Meshoppen, Pa., with Pastor Gary Myers officiating. A private interment for family will be on Saturday, Sept. 12, in Rural Rest Cemetery, Keiserville, Pa. Arrangements are by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Virginia's name to the Endless Mountains Christian Academy, 135 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/11/2015

THOMAS M. (TOM) DURAND died on Aug. 31, 2015 at his place of business as he was locking up the store, the victim of a senseless act of violence. Tom was born Jan. 5, 1951, the son of Alfred and Myra Epperly Durand. He was raised on the home farm in Herrickville, PA, and graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School and Penn State. After traveling and working in the hotel, restaurant, and auto sales industries for a number of years throughout the USA, Tom found his life’s work by opening his own successful pawn shop, Mr. Pawn, in Raleigh, NC. There he met and married Mary McKibben and together they had three daughters: Stephanie Durand and her fiancé, Zack Thomas of Raleigh NC; Laura Durand of Wilmington, NC, and Elizabeth Durand at home. In addition to the above, Tom is survived by his brother, John (Donna) Durand of Byron, NY; sister, Marilyn (Sal) Nicosia of Athens, PA; stepsisters, Tonie (Ralph) Martin of Towanda, Peggy Brecher of Towanda, and stepmother, Rachel Durand of Towanda. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a stepsister, Sylvia Holder. Funeral services will be held at the Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 405 S. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC. Viewing hours are 12 noon to 2 p.m. with services to follow at 2. In lieu of flowers, a college fund has been set up as Elizabeth Durand Memorial College Fund, and donations can be made at any First Citizens Bank in the Raleigh area. –Wyalusing Rocket 9/4/2015

ROBERT EARL, 82, of Dalton, passed away peacefully at home on August 13, 2015. Born in Franklin Twp., he was the son of the late Thomas and Maude (Dymond) Earl. A graduate of Dallas High School, he later attended Auctioneer School in Mason City, Iowa. He also served in the US Army. Robert was a well-known plastering contractor and auctioneer. His memberships included Kiwanis of Wyoming County, having served as past president, the Auctioneer's Assoc., and the Methodist Countryside Church. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Rinehimer) Earl; daughters: Janet Lee Davis and husband, Jeff, Wind Gap, Pa., and Lori Earl, Clarks Summit; a son Robert, Manhattan, N.Y.; brother, Ken Earl, Pittston; grandchildren: Madison Lee Davis and Haley Davis, Robert Earl Delvey and Gabriel Earl Delvey. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family from the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. There were no calling hours. –Carol Brotzman

EBERLIN –DOROTHY E. ADAMS, age 97, of New Albany (formerly of Dushore), Pa. passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born on Dec. 15, 1918 in Dushore, Pa., the daughter of the late Floyd D. and Neva U. Bailey Eberlin. She was a graduate of Dushore High School with the class of 1937. Dorothy was employed at the Wyalusing Rocks Restaurant and the Eagles Mere County Club as a waitress. She also worked with the Wyalusing Valley and Sullivan County School Districts with the Green Thumb and Foster Grandparent programs. She was a member of the St. John's Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Wilmot, Pa., the St. John's Working Society, the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534 auxiliary and the Voiture 549 40 & 8 La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux auxiliary. Her greatest joy was raising her six sons. Dorothy is survived by her sons, Kenneth C. Adams and his wife Barbara of Jenningsville, Pa., Kurtis F. Adams of Dushore, Pa., John E. Adams and wife Julie of New Albany, Pa., Daniel B. Adams of Dushore, Pa. and Robin L. Adams of Dushore, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Floyd R. Eberlin and wife Lucy of Dushore, Pa., and Zade Q. Eberlin and wife Delores of New Albany, Pa.; sisters, Marian M. Voda of Laceyville, Pa. and Melvia Stoothoff of Dushore, Pa.; special friends, Denise Lutz Delamater of South Auburn, Pa. and Donna Lutz of Mehoopany, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Clarke Baker Adams (June 27, 1982); long time companion Lawrence V. Rohe (May 12, 2015); son, Clarke Burr Adams (Sept. 23, 2014); brother and sister-in-law, Edmond J. and Kay Eberlin; sister and brother-in-law, Reva A. and Pete Adams; brother-in-law, Jack Stoothoff; and nephews, William Z. Baker and Eric T. Stoothoff. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at the St. John's Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Wilmot, Pa., with Reverend Phyllis Pelletier of the church officiating. Family and friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dorothy's name to the St. John's Chapel, P.O. Box 460, Dushore, PA or to the Sullivan County Library, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/25/2015

JOHN S. ‘RED HAWK’ ENGLE, age 83, started his journey to the sky world on Aug. 18, 2015. John was born May 17, 1932 in Harrisburg. Pa., the youngest son of the late Herbert D. and Anna V. Spencer Engle. His brothers Fred, Merton, William, Walter and his sister Ida predeceased him. He was a graduate of Northeast High School in Philadelphia, Pa. and a veteran of the Korean War. John was a member of the Eastern Delaware Nation of Wyalusing/Overton and Utenin Diahoga of Mansfield. He served with the pastoral care team at Memorial Hospital in Towanda and was instrumental in bringing services for Native People to both Memorial and Robert Packer Hospital. John was a member of the Universalist Church of Athens and Sheshequin.On Oct. 16, 1976 he married the former Donna L. Fratrik in a Quaker ceremony under the guidance of Buckingham Friends Meeting at the Plumstead Friends Meeting House in Gardenville, Bucks County, Pa. He had a tremendous work ethic from steamfitter in Philadelphia, boiler operator at Standard Pressed Steel in Jenkintown, Pa., to pneumatic press assembler at Penn Engineering & Mfg. in Danboro, Pa. Retiring to Towanda, Bradford County with his wife, Donna, they purchased a home on James Street. He worked at the Bread of Life Deli on Main Street, the Bradford County Library and finally Dillman Construction, retiring at the age of 76.John was a blood brother to "Little Fox" Russell of Arizona — a full blood Chirachua Apache. This was a great honor and the start of his journey of the Red Road. "Red Hawk," when dancing in his regalia at Pow Wows and sharing with the people of many Nations, felt the most spiritually connected with Creator Mother Earth and all things therein.He is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 39 years, Donna; a daughter, Sherri D'Ercole of Clayton, N.J.; a son John Jr. of Philadelphia; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Joyce Kentopp of Plumstead Township, Bucks County, H. Kay and Joseph Smith of Texas, Dorene and Craig Bell of Wisconsin; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and great-nieces and nephews; Red Road brothers and sisters, especially Jack "Manycolors"; his church community, friends and his two cats, Scout and Buttons.John "Red Hawk" wants to be remembered as a man who tried to "WALK HIS TALK." Love and Peace. A memorial service is planned for Sept. 26, 2015 at the Sheshequin Unitarian Universalist Church.Memorials in John's memory may be made to the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA to help defray the cost of final expenses. –Towanda Daily Review 8/20/2015

ENGLISH –MARLENE A. ENGLISH JOHNSON, 78, of Tunkhannock died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born May 30, 1937, in Binghamton, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Manley and Irene (Larrabee) English. Our loving, caring, compassionate Marlene has earned her pair of angel wings. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Procter & Gamble for 20 years as a technician. Marlene loved to spend time with her family. She was full of laughter and would do anything for anyone whether knowing them or not. She was the type of woman you would fall in love with the moment you met her. She would take anyone under her wing and guide them. She will be greatly missed by so many people. Marlene was preceded in death by her daughter, Renee Moon and granddaughter Kristin Moon. She is survived by four sons: Charles and Douglas Moon of Tunkhannock, Kevin Moon of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Clinton Johnson and wife Melanie; daughter, Susie Moon of York; brothers: Larry and wife Robin English, and Robert and wife Linda English; sisters: Sandy and her husband George Kramer, and Jane Higgly and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Interment will be in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Wyalusing Rocket 9/3/2015, Carol Brotzman (They buried her in North Flat Cemetery by second obit.)

ENTWISTLE –ELAINE LOIS BERGUSON, 82, of Covington went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2015, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born March 9, 1933 in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of Rev. Maurice Reed Entwistle, who served more than two decades as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Blossburg, and Elaine Champion Entwistle. Her grandfather Rev. John B. Champion was one of the founding professors of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary which has grown into today's Eastern University. In addition to her parents, Elaine was preceded to heaven by her husband of 65 years John Robert Berguson, brothers Rev. Maurice S. Entwistle and Dr. Nelson L. Entwistle, and grandson Dan Reed Berguson. Surviving are her children John R. (Juanita) Berguson, Jr. of Blossburg; Diane E. (Ron) Purvis of Williamsport; Ron S. (Jo Ann) Berguson of Mount Jewett; Douglas A. (Mary) Berguson of New Cumberland; and Dan S. (Susan) Berguson of Blossburg. She is also survived by her brother Donald L. (Yoon) Entwistle of Mountain View, CA; two uncles Dr. Benjamin Champion of Berwyn and David Champion of The Villages, FL; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Elaine's surviving grandchildren are: Rachael, Jonathan, Christina, Jason, Chad, Jon Erik, Emily, Bryan, Ryan, Holly (who resided with her), Raena, Kirsten, Britta, Jillian and Danil. Her surviving great-grandchildren are: Liberty, Dale, Isabella, Elaina, Haley, Kirra and Reagan. Elaine was a devoted and loving wife and mother dedicated to raising and guiding her family in the service of God. While raising her five children, she worked as the bookkeeper for the family drift mining and trucking company - Rainbow Coal Company. Elaine lived her life placing devotion and honor to God as her life's priority while unselfishly providing loving care and meeting the needs of her family and friends without regard to her own needs. Blessed with a beautiful singing voice, she loved singing special arrangements in church with her mother Elaine and other family members. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Family and Friends are invited to a memorial service to be held at the Covington Church of Christ (Disciples) on Saturday October 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Covington Church of Christ, 2225 N. Williamson Rd, Covington, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/18/2015

MICHAEL J. ESTELLE, 59, of Montour Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 25, 2015 at home. He was born on June 8, 1956, the son of the late Gerald and Barbara (Personeus) Estelle, Jr. He graduated from Dryden High School and from Morrisville State College where he studied animal husbandry. Michael worked at BorgWarner, Inc. in Ithaca for over 30 years. Michael was a true animal lover. He loved dogs and cats and had a great passion for Dairy Farming. He had a great sense of humor, always ready to tell a good joke. Michael had a heart of gold and will be greatly missed by his family. He is survived by his loving companion of 18 years, Sonja Howser; his children, Jeremy (Sheri) Estelle of Candor, Patrick (Kristen) Estelle of Endwell, Ami Pierce of Meshoppen, PA, Emilee Smith of Summerville, SC, Larry Howser of Ithaca, and Kelly Williammee of Ithaca; grandchildren, Tyler McLaughlin, Sage Estelle, Iris McKeever-Estelle, Kaleigh Wood-Estelle and several other grandchildren; brother, Stephen Estelle; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, William (Elizabeth) Williammee of Frostproof, FL; brothers in-law and sisters-in-law, David Williammee of CA, Tammy Wolf of MD, William Williammee, Jr. of Ithaca, Bryan Clark of FL, Ronda Buchanan of Ithaca, and Elizabeth Seymour of Trumansburg and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Maxine Denson. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 5-7 pm at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/29/2015

FLANDERS –AUDREY MAE BAILEY age 88 of Elkland, PA passed away Sept. 28, 2015 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born Nov. 21, 1926 in Warren, NH. The daughter of Maurice and Myra Evans Flanders. Following her high school graduation, she attended and graduated from the nursing program at Mary Fletcher Hospital, Burlington, VT. Audrey and Weldon were proud and active members of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA. She loved music and was an avid golfer. She won eight ladies club championships and was elected into the Tioga Co. Sports Hall of Fame. She will be long remembered as a loving wife and mother to her family and as a caring friend to so many. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Weldon C. Bailey; sons, Bob (Marge) Bailey, Port St. Lucie, FL, and Dennis (Cheryl) Bailey, Elkland, PA. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Emenheiser in 2008. She is survived by Karen's children, Lt. Col. Barrett Emenheiser, Karli Truitt and Brooke Schies; son in law, Tim Emenheiser, four great grandchildren; brother, Dick Flanders, Alaska; sister, Helen Barber, Massachusetts, several nieces and nephews and a brother in law and sister in law, Clyde and Dagmar Bailey, Westfield, PA. She was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Roger. The family wishes to thank special friends Kent and Phyllis Slocum, Elkland, PA, their church and the Green Home staff for their help in Audrey's final days. A memorial service will be conducted at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA. Saturday Oct. 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Rev. Mary Dotson, offc. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/29/2015

OLIN MICHAEL FLYNN age 18, of Towanda, Pa., passed away tragically in an automobile accident Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Colin was born on March 5, 1997 in Brooksville, Fla., the son of Kelly Lynne Flynn and Michael James Flynn of Towanda, Pa. Colin attended the Methodist School Center of Brooksville, Fla., St. Agnes School of Towanda and graduated from Towanda High School this past spring. He attended Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda. Colin was always full of energy and loved living life to the fullest. His unique athletic talents were focused on extreme sports like skiing in addition to BMX bike riding at Rockies where he excelled. An avid and talented freestyle skier, he was the winner of the "Rail Jam" competition several times at Greek Peak Ski Resort. Most of all, Colin was a devoted and loving family member and friend to many. His love of life was infectious — influencing everyone he associated with in a positive way. Colin had a deep love for diesel trucks and applied himself to not only the trucks he drove but the business of "tricking them out" at Hi-Cal Motor Sports in Wysox, Pa. He was well known for his ability to "blow coal" with the best of them! He also worked hand-in-hand with his father learning the business of car transporting and collector car buying and selling. He truly appreciated the beauty of, and had a sixth sense for, all things mechanical. Colin is survived by his mother and father, Kelly Lynne Flynn and Michael James Flynn of Towanda; brothers, Cory Bride of Towanda, Matthew Bride of Boston, Mass., Michael Flynn Jr. and his wife Holly of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sisters, Lori Flynn-Tischler and her husband Martin of Seminole, Fla. and Kelly Flynn-Scott and her children, Lindsay, Justin and Dalton of Largo, Fla.; grandmother, Betty Bozman of Forksville, Pa.; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He loved them all. Colin never left any discussion, phone call or text with Mom and Dad without his final words "Love You."The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Bradford-Sullivan YMCA, P.O. Box 48, Towanda, PA to support the youth summer program. –Towanda Daily Review 9/1/2015

FRANKLIN –REBECCA ROSE DREMANN, 50, formerly of Towanda, Pa., went to be with her Lord March 13, 2015 in Lynchburg Va. She was born Rebecca Jean Franklin on Jan. 9, 1965 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, the daughter of Ted P. Franklin and Charmaine Betts Franklin and the granddaughter of Theodore R. and Jean P. Franklin, Towanda and Knighton and Lavonne Betts, Towanda. She graduated from Springfield High School, Springfield, Mass. and attended Massachusetts University studying in Psychology and Physiology. She modeled to work her way through school. In 1985 she moved to Santa Cruz, Calif., where she worked in photography, restaurants and paint stores. She started her own home and office cleaning business there. Rebecca was very artistic and was a skilled photographer. She was a Bible student and loved the Lord. She also loved animals, especially her own dog Auggie, her parrot Marley, her two Fresian horses and her cat Callie. Her flower gardens were spectacular everywhere she lived. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Rose Lantis, San Francisco, Calif.; her father and stepmother, Ted P. and Gail R. Franklin, Granville Summit, Pa.; her mother and stepfather, Charmaine and James Ruais, Springfield, Mass.; her brother, Lee E. Franklin (Amanda), Granville Summit, Pa.; her sisters, Tammy Smiley and Lisa Zdon (Tony), Towanda, Pa., and Laura Ruais, Springfield, Mass.; her ex husband and dear friend, David Kashtan, Santa Cruz, Calif.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends. A private family memorial service was held July 26, 2015. –Towanda Daily Review 9/18/2015

RALPH R. FRY, 63, of Pennsdale, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at his home. Born May 31, 1952, in Athens, Pa., he was a son of the late Norman E. and Annabelle B. (Snyder) Fry. Ralph served honorably in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 35 and Highland Lake. He is survived by two brothers, Alan (Penny) Fry and George W. (Linda) Fry, both of Pennsdale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Lamper. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Fry’s Auction Hall, Pennsdale. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

REX CLARK FULLER, 59, of the town of Maine, died unexpectedly on Monday evening, September 21, 2015 at Lourdes Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Elmira, New York on October 26, 1955, but lived most of his life in Orlando Florida. He graduated from Maynard Evans High School and attended Valencia Community College in Orlando He was a press setter until he was forced to stop working because of a disability. He travelled the East Coast as a pit crewmember for the United Racing Club, was an active member in the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation and participated in the Therapy Dog Program with his favorite dog, Sammy. He returned to NY after 38 years and married the love of his life, "Burbster" Barbara Vosburg on February 8, 2003. They spent many happy years together living out in the country. Rex was an avid Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, loved to watch Jeff Gordon race and was a collector of movies. He loved maintaining the lawn and complaining about it all at the same time. He is predeceased by his only son, Nicholas Nigel Fuller and mother, Constance Louise Clark. He is survived by wife, Barbara, his father, Robert S. Fuller, both of Maine, NY; grandson, Joshua Tumanisvilla, Brooksvhille, FL; brother, Robert (Jean) Fuller, Carriere, MS; stepdaughters, Trista Dymond, Ferndale, MI and Marissa (Justin) Fox, Plymouth Township, MI.; and nephew, Matthew (Mandy) Fuller, Atlanta, GA. The family will receive friends and well wishers at an open house at an Open House in their home at 20 Bailey Hollow Road in the Town of Maine on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 1-7 PM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/24/2015

FURMAN –JEANNE F. KINTNER, 90 of Mehoopany died Thursday September 17, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 25, 1925 in Mehoopany, daughter of the late Raymond and Gladys Decker Furman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred J. Kintner who died on February 13, 2015. Jeanne was a 1942 graduate of the Mehoopany High School and the Scranton-Lackawanna College. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great – Grandmother. Jeanne was known for her wonderful down home cooked meals and delicious baked goods. A lifelong member of the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught the adult Sunday school class for numerous years and faithfully served in many other capacities. She served as secretary for the Vaughn Cemetery for several years. Our dear mother enjoyed hiking in the woods, was a 4-H Wildlife Leader, and was the first female school bus driver for the Tunkhannock Area School District. She enjoyed playing Dominoes and card games with family and friends. She was preceded in death by great grandson Chad Watson, Jr . She is survived by five children, Cheryl Seese of Fort Worth, Texas, Ed Kintner and his wife Debbie of Mehoopany, Holly Anderson and her husband Ray of Auburn Center, Jet Lea Visneski and her husband Dr. Paul Visneski of Lancaster, and Fred Jeffrey Kintner of Mehoopany. Grandchildren: Michael Seese, Rachael Cook, Tammie Ceccarelli, Dulci Clark, Shannon Matyas, Alyssa Nicholas, Cody Anderson, Ashley Candler, Ryan Visneski, Laurel DeMeo, Jessica Visneski, Joseph Kintner, Sara Kintner, Joshua Kintner, and Jacob Kintner. Great grandchildren: Ryder Cook, Lane and Cali Ceccarelli, Titus and Payton Clark, Lydia, Elijah, Norabelle, Samuel, Adeline, Levi, and Annalea Matyas, Marietta Candler, Elijah Kintner, and Noah and Nate Nicholas. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Tunkhannock Golden Living and Sacred Heart Hospice staff for their heartfelt love and compassion. Funerals services will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at 1030 AM from the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, Interment will be in Vaughn Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, September 21st at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kintner Family Fund, C/O Community Foundation of the Endless Mts., 270 Lake Ave., Montrose, Pa. or to The Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes- Barre, PA.  –Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home notie, Carol Brotzman

MICHELE S. GEORGE, 50, of Hughesville, died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. Born January 11, 1965 in Williamsport, she is the daughter of Donald F. and Estella A. (Route) George of Hughesville. Michele was a graduate of Hughesville High School and the Pennsylvania College of Technology where she received an associate degree in Mass Communication. She was an avid reader and was active in the Society for Creative Anachronism (T.H.L. Rowan L'Crotha) and enjoyed music, photography, dancing, hiking and camping. She also liked crafts, cooking, baking, embroidery, garage sales and most of all spending time with her family. She had worked at local radio stations for several years. Surviving in addition to her parents are a daughter, Brianne R. (James) Foster of Lakewood Ranch, FL; two sons, Riley D.L. (Rebecca) Dunkleberger of Muncy, Grant E. (Jessica Markus) Dunkleberger of Watsontown; a sister Maria "Jo" (Terry) Miller of Hughesville; a grandson Gavin E. Dunkleberger; a step-grandson, Chase E. Markus; and her companion, Nathan E. Sulouff of Muncy., as well as a niece and nephew. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 29 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home one hour prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michele's name to Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS), 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA. –McCartyThomas Funeral Home Notice, Carol Brotzman

GREGG –GLADYS E. DIETRICH, 91, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro, PA. One of seven sisters, along with two brothers, Gladys was born on August 8, 1924 in Stewartsville, PA, a daughter of the late Randolph McMillan and Ethel (Mathias) Gregg. On June 1, 1944, she married George W. Dietrich with whom she celebrated 67 years of marriage before his death on August 14, 2011. Along with her husband, George and her sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Clarence Detar, she co-owned the Deer Trail Restaurant in Manhattan for 19 years. Gladys was a member, Sunday School Teacher and treasurer of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines, the Secretary of Gaines Twp., a member of the Gaines Thimble Club, a member of the Tioga Council of Republican Women, and a member of the Mary Wells Chapter of the O.E.S. Gladys was a talented crotchetier. Two of her most beloved pieces were an intricate wall hanging depicting the Last Supper and a wedding redingote (coat) for her niece, Susan Wilson. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, reading books, doing jigsaw puzzles with her husband, George, and was well known for her delicious red beets. Surviving are, two sisters, Lois Whipple, Wellsboro, PA, and June Blass, Tuscan, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, George, Gladys was preceded in death by two brothers, Nelson and Glenn Gregg, and four sisters, Betty Simmen, Dorothy Ralph, Ruth Harris, and Alice Detar. Friends may call on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 2:00-3:00pm at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines. Funeral Services will follow at 3:00pm with the Rev. Bob Anderson officiating. Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church in Gaines. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/12/2015

SEAN KEVIN HARRINGTON a former resident of Towanda, passed away at his home in Oakland after a 16-month illness which was finally diagnosed as a malignant brain tumor. He was born on April 12, 1955 in Sayre, Pa., to Thomas and Ruth Remsnyder Harrington. He spent his early years in Towanda, Pa., Bethel Park, Pa., Los Altos, Calif., and Upper St. Clair, Pa., before moving to Moraga, Calif. in 1969. Sean graduated from Miramonte High School class of '73 where he was a drummer in the orchestra, band, marching band and pep band. He was interested in many aspects of music including playing acoustic guitar and participating in choral groups. His true passion was motorcycles, whether it was riding the back roads of Canyon and Big Sur or racing street bikes at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma. His professional life was always in sales. Over the decades he sold everything from motorcycles, high temperature alloys, furniture, and specialty automobiles. For several years, he owned and operated the Original Back Shop in Monterey, where he was also a massage therapist, and later sold real estate and home furnishings in San Felipe, Mexico. He is survived by twin sons, Dustin and Jason; two brothers, Brian and Barry; his mother, Ruth; two granddaughters, a nephew, niece, uncle and 10 cousins. He was preceded in death by his dad, Tom. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 710 Webster St., Oakland, CA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/18/2015

ROBERT M. HARTER of Horseheads, NY went to his heavenly home peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, Friday evening, October 2, 2015 in the comfort of his home at the age of 72. Bob was born June 22, 1943 in Elmira, NY, a son of the late Marshall and Alma Bennett Harter. He retired as a supervisor from Eastern Metal after 45 years. His interests include Antique Cars and was a member of several car clubs and an active member of the First United Methodist Church. Surviving is his loving wife of 48 years, Karren Jayne Harter; sister-in-law, B.J. (Manny) Rovithis and niece and nephew, Demetrois Rovithis and Tia Ann (Vinny) Basile and several cousins. Family and friends are invited to Bob's Celebration of Life at First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11AM. Fellowship celebration luncheon to follow. Those wishing to remember Bob consider memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church or CareFirst (Hospice), 3805 Meads Creek Rd., Painted Post, NY his his memory. Bob will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/6/2015

DONALD E. HEATH, 89, of Prospect Hill, Waverly, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2004 at the Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn. Don was born on July 17, 1914 in South Waverly, a son of the late Charles and Margaret (Dixon) Heath. Don attended school in Waverly and was a lifelong resident. On May 11, 1937 he married Doris Miller and the day they were married moved to the family farm on Prospect Hill. Don was very talented musician and in his younger years, participated in the family band playing the musical saw. Don is survived by: his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Doris Miller Heath; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Robert Tubbs of Clinton, Conn.; granddaughters, Debra Brockett and her husband Peter, Brenda Griswold and her husband Paul, and Melissa Gates and her husband Duane, all of Connecticut; five great-grandchildren; nephews, Robert Heath and John Heath; and a niece, Mary Storelli. Don was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Margaret Heath; and a brother, Robert Heath. Funeral services and celebration of Don's life will be held on Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. Interment will be held in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Waverly, at the convenience of the family. Sayre Morning Times, contributed by Carol Brotzman

KENNETH W. HOLLISTER, 91, of Forest Lake Twp., PA passed away, Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, PA. Born February 25, 1924 in Cortland, NY, he was the son of the late Kenneth F. and Lillian [Warner] Hollister. Ken was a mechanic all of his life. He worked for numerous places including C & F Motors and Holleran’s in Montrose and then owned and operated his own garage until his retirement. Ken drove school bus for many years for the Montrose Area School District. He was a member of Forest Lake Baptist Church. Ken enjoyed watching stock car racing and fishing. Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Louise G. [Gardner] Hollister of Forest Lake Twp., PA, sons & daughters-in-law, Ronald & Rita Hollister of Friendsville, PA, Gary & Cheryl Hollister of Greene, NY, daughter-in-law, Lois Hollister of Brooksville, FL, grandchildren & their spouses, Kimberly Somers & Eugene Kolupski, Kelly & Rusty Luce, Kristen & Dave Maffei, Michael Hollister, Eric Hollister & Nikki Wilbur, Amy & John Wiktor, great grandchildren, Josh, Robert, Taylor, Brianne, Abbey, Nathan, Tyler, Gabriel, Aiden, Lauren, Devon, great great grandson, Gavin, half-sisters, Joy & Alice Severcool, Sarah Lou Grinnell, half-brothers, Winston & Burton Hollister, John Clapper, special niece, Mary Lou Warner, numerous other nieces, nephews and relatives. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son, Kenneth G. Hollister and brother, David Hollister. Services: 11 AM Monday at the Forest Lake Baptist Church, 11439 Forest Lake Road, Montrose, PA. Visitation: 6:00-8:00 PM on Sunday at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to Forest Lake Baptist Church, 11439 Forest Lake Road, Montrose, PA or to the Endless Mountains Health Systems Building Fund, 25 Grow Avenue, Montrose, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

HOLMES –ANNA BLANCHE FRANTZ, 95, of Hughesville, died Friday, January 8, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Born June 29, 1920 in Penn Twp, she was a daughter of the late Jasper W. and Lena (Weaver) Holmes. She married Donald K. Frantz, who preceded her in death on September 11, 1975. Anna enjoyed cooking, sewing, baking, berry picking, yard sales, spending time with her grandchildren, and always made sure you had a cookie for each hand. She is survived by three sons, Edward D. (Sally) Frantz, Francis A. (Kathie) Frantz, George J. (Doris) Frantz all of Hughesville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; two brothers; and three sisters. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers; three sisters; and an infant sibling. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m, Monday, January 11 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 695 Cemetery Drive, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church, 111 S. 2nd St, Hughesville, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

DIANE ELAINE HOWARD, 70, of Lockwood, N.Y., passed away on Aug. 21, 2015 at home. Born in Athens, Pa., on Feb. 18, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Lillian Howard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Howard Jr. and her sister, Mimi Taylor. She is survived by a daughter, Tamara Sitzer and her companion, Frank Garrison, Lockwood, N.Y.; a son, Thomas J. McMahon and his companion, Dorothy Scicchitano, Barnesville, Pa.; two sisters, Sallie Inman, Lockwood, N.Y. and Lori Wenck, Waverly, N.Y.; a brother, Bill Howard and his wife, Vicki, Waverly, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Wayne Sitzer and Heather Chandler Hill and her husband, Jim; nine great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many, many friends. A memorial service for friends and family is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Tandy Grove (The Flats) on Weston Road in Monroeton, Pa. and will continue until Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. –Sayre Morning Times 8/26/2015

HOXIE –JENNIE H. CRANDALL, 102, passed away peacefully in her home in Pine City on January 11, 2016. Born 28 March 1913 at Little Genesee, Allegany County, NY, the daughter of Karl E. and Margaret A. (Millard) Hoxie, she was the widow of Clarence W. Crandall, who died in 1983. She is survived by her daughter, Judith C. Harbold; her son, and daughter-in-law Steven A. and Pamela J. Crandall of Pine City; and her two granddaughters and their families, Lynda and Jay Schwartz of Newtonville, MA and their children, Laura and Jack, and Karen and Peter English of Northborough, MA, and their daughters, Rachel and Nicole. She had many loved nieces and nephews. She was industrious by nature. She was a thrifty homemaker and, when her children were grown, an invaluable assistant to her husband in his water well drilling business. In her later life, she enjoyed quiet pursuits, including reading hundreds of library books and doing the daily crossword. Throughout the years, she enjoyed many types of needlecrafts, and left a legacy of knitting and crotchet projects, quilts, hooked rugs and other crafts. Her recipe for "Jennie Cake" will remain a family treasure. Gentle and optimistic, she had a core of inner strength. In her last illness, she was patient and grateful for the care she received from loving family members and professional caregivers. She remained a longtime member of the Zuleika Temple of Daughters of the Nile and of the Chemung Valley Old Timer's Association. Family and friends are invited to gather at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, on Saturday, January 16, 12PM (noon) to 2PM, when a farewell service will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation, 6705 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX, whose endowment benefits children at the Shriners Hospitals or to CareFirst of the Southern Tier, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/14/2016

HUNSINGER –SHIRLEY M. WILLSON of Sayre, Pa., passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at age 84, in the Skilled Nursing Unit at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Shirley Margaret Willson was born at home in Athens, Pa., on July 13, 1931, to Ezra Hunsinger and Ethel Mae Bartron-Hunsinger. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Jack on Sept. 19, 2015; her parents; brothers Delbert and his wife Jean, Clifford "Kip" and his wife Polly; brother Bernard; and sister Alberta Sindoni and her husband Sam. Jack and Shirley became childhood sweethearts at ages 16 and 13, and spent many happy dates at the Sweet Shoppe in West Sayre. They were united in marriage on June 30, 1950 at the then West Sayre Christian Church, and enjoyed a long and blessed union of 65 years. Beyond her devotion to husband, children and family, her life interests were traveling, home decorating, crossword puzzles, crafting and the study and use of homeopathic medicine. Throughout her life, Shirley had many friends and to her, differences in age never mattered. To all, she wishes to say she cherished with love and fondness the time spent with each and every one. Shirley was an accomplished secretary and worked over her career for Dr. Jean Yanuzzi at Sayre High School, at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. as a private secretary and production assistant for a TV talk show host in Southfield, Mich., eventually retiring as a Regional Office Supervisor for Dow Corning in Plymouth, Mich. She is survived by son, Neil Willson and his wife Connie of Davisburg, Mich.; grandson, Dr. Aaron Willson, D.D.S. and his wife Holly of Portage, Mich.; granddaughter, Julia Willson, an ICU nurse and Angel of Mercy residing in Kalamazoo, Mich. and three great-grandchildren, Arianna, Gabriella and Josalina Willson, also of Portage. Also, her many beloved nieces and nephews from the Hunsinger, Sindoni and Shoop families, who gave in Shirley's final months a full measure of care, emotional support, and most of all, the most precious gift of tender, unconditional love. Also surviving is Shirley's dear and devoted sister-in-law, Janet Willson-Frisk and her husband Allan of Sayre, Pa.; and daughter Nancy DeMarcus of Crossville, Tenn. Shirley's courage and unwavering optimism during her final illness was a wonderful and deeply moving inspiration to all. As the heart and soul of our family, we grieve at her passing, but rejoice that she is reunited in eternal glory with her beloved husband Jack. To the staffs of the Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing unit, the Personal Care Home of Towanda, and Guthrie Hospice of Towanda, the family wishes to express our profound gratitude for your competence, concern and limitless compassion given to Shirley and our family through this most difficult eight-month journey. Shirley requests that in her memory donations be sent to "You Too Animal Rescue," 39 Maple Acre Lane, Dushore, PA, c/o Chloe Lantzy. Honoring Shirley's wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. The family will plan a Celebration of Life to be held later on a date determined by the family. –Sayre Morning Times 9/30/2015

HUNTER –DOROTHY E. KERLIN, 89, formerly of Falls, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock. She was born in Falls Twp. on Dec. 12, 1925, the daughter of the late Herbert F. and Marie Bender Hunter. She married her late husband, Charlie Kerlin, in Indiana on July 17, 1944, just days before he went to serve our country in Normandy. She worked many years at International Salt Company, Clarks Summit. Dorothy and Charlie enjoyed traveling the country in their motor home until his passing in 2008. Surviving are a daughter: Joann Dean of Pompano, Fla.; a grandson: Jeff Northup of Clarks Summit; granddaughter: Kathy Davitt of Old Forge; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be Saturday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Arrangements by Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, Tunkhannock. –Wyoming County Examiner 8/26/2015

IRWIN –JEAN I. BAILEY, 87, of Hughesville, died Monday, August 24, 2015 at Wolf Run Village. Born April 18, 1928 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Alfred E. and Ruth (Schenck) Irwin. Jean married William Larue Bailey on June 13, 1953. She was predeceased by William on March 17, 1984. Jean was graduate of Mt. Lebanon School District and received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Waynesburg College. Jean was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was employed as a salesperson at Deisroth’s, the Bon-Ton, and also worked at Montgomery’s Pharmacy. She was an active and faithful member of Christ United Methodist Church, Hughesville. She and her whole family much appreciated the church members who lovingly gave her rides to church each Sunday in her later years. She was active in the community including Walk-a-Thons for the cancer society, and enjoyed volunteering at Community and Church fund raisers. Most of all, Jean loved spending time with friends and family. She also loved walking, flower gardening, arranging flowers, and dogs. With her sense of humor, she loved teasing people. She loved to play cards, especially Crazy Eights with her friends at Wolf Run Village. She is survived by two sons, William R. (Debbie) Bailey of Brookville, and David I. (Lori) Bailey of Sparta, NJ; a brother, Robert (Sally) Irwin of Sarasota, FL; four grandchildren, Brett (Ashley) Bailey of Steelville, MO, Shawn (Kristi) Bailey of Colorado Springs, CO, Courtney Bailey (fiance Erik Squillante) of Sparta, NJ, and Gavin Bailey of Sparta, NJ; and five great-grandchildren, Molly and Will Bailey, of MO, Cameron, Logan, and Brennan Bailey of CO. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, at Christ United Methodist Church, 148 S. Main Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jane O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, August 27, at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. –McCarty Thomas Funeral Home Notice, Carol Brotzman

BOWEN F. JAYNE SR., 62 of New Milford RD 2 PA passed away Sunday morning May 14, 1989 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre after an illness. Born in Herrick Township, Bradford County, he was a son of Fred Jayne of Camptown and the late Susie Waterman Jayne. Mr. Jayne was a veteran of World War II serving in the US Navy in the South Pacific Theater. He attended the Springville Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Lewis) Jayne, New Milford RD 2; two daughters: Mrs. Ricky (Becky) Lewis of South Montrose and Mrs. Jeffrey (Bernice) Schabloski of New Milford; three sons and daughters-in-law: Bruce and Marjorie Jayne of New Milford, Bowen and Antoinette Jayne Jr. of Brooklyn, PA and Brian and Daryl Jayne of Springville, PA; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. Donald (Betty) Chaffee of Towanda, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Bennett of Wyalusing and Mrs. Sid (Ruth) Erving of Salina, Utah; three brothers: Clarence and Galen Jayne of Mesa, AZ and Robert Jayne of Safety Harbor, FL; several nieces and nephews. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Bartron Funeral Home Inc., 74 Chruch St., Montrose, PA with the Rev. Roy Allison of the Springville Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Jackson Township, Susquehanna County. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and after 7 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

FRANCK C. JAYNE, 70 of Laceyville RD 2, (Lacey Streett) passed away Friday evening Feb. 2, 1990 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. He was born in Laceyville April 9, 1920 the son of the late Cory and Myrtie Arnts Jayne. He was a veteran of the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Jayne was a rural mail carrier for Route 1, Meshoppen and Mehoopany Post Offices for the last 20 years. In the past years he has owned and operated Jayne’s Store in Meshoppen, Jayne’s Restaurant and Bar and Jayne’s Vending of Laceyville. Mr. Jayne was a member of the Rought-Hall Post #520 American Legion of Black Walnut. He was predeceased by his first wife, Jean Allen in July 1974. He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Swackhamer; two sons and daughters-in-law: bob and Ladonna Jayne, Dick and Nancy Jayne, all of Laceyville; a brother, Jacob Jayne of Spring Hill; four grandchildren: Brett and Lisa Jayne of Laceyville; Rena and Ben Tewksbury of Spring Hill; Delaina Jayne and Delicia Jayne, both of Laceyville; three great-grandchildren: Kyle and Nichole Jaye and Clay Tewksbury; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 6, 1990 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville with the Rev. William Townsend of Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating. Interment is in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

LESLIE A. JAYNE, 89 of Laceyville passed away Friday afternoon Dec. 8, 1989 at the Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock. Born June 3, 1900 in Meshoppen, he was a son of the late Cory and Myrtie Arnts Jayne. Mr. Jayne worked many years for Whipple Brothers Lumber Company and was later employed by the Cornell Manufacturing Company until his retirement in 1962. He was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church of Laceyville and a past member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge. He was predeceased by his wife the former Eva Cornell in 1975. Mr. Jayne is survived by two sons: Harold of Towanda and Lloyd (Tom) of Floral City, FL; four daughters: Mrs. Claude (Rachel) Sherwood of Springville, PA, Mrs. Juanita Swisher of Athens, Mrs. Harry (Norma) Williams of Montrose and Mrs. Lloyd (Beverly) Benscoter of Laceyville; two brothers: Frank of Laceyville and Jacob of Spring Hill; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville wit the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse officiating. Interment will be in Lacey Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial donations to the Laceyville Ambulance Association, Main St., Laceyville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

JOHNSON –BERNETTA ELLIS age 88, passed away on August 9th, 2015 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira, NY. She was born in Wyalusing, PA, daughter of the late Esmond and Delphine Johnson. Mrs. Ellis was preceded in death by her loving husband of 32 years, Howard Ellis. She is survived by two sisters and her seven children; Shirley Andrews, Howard (Virginia) Ellis, Gertrude Tyler, Joyce Nichols, Brenda (Raymond) Decker, Marion Emerson, and Linda (Dillon) Kalkhurst; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ellis dedicated her life to her children and family. She worked at Arnot Hospital in Elmira for many years and was a member of the Elmira Moose Club for nearly 36 years. Family and friends are invited to Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake Street at Washington Ave. on Saturday, August 15th from 12 pm to 2 pm. A memorial service celebrating Bernetta's life will follow at 2 pm. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/14/2015

CHARLES EDWARD JOHNSON, 70, of 144 53 Chevy Lane, Towanda, Pa., Burlington Township, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 22, 2015, surrounded by his family.Charles was born July 13, 1945 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Cecil and Betty Kinner Johnson.He attended Wyalusing High School and later served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War. Charles was the recipient of the Purple Heart medal. On September 26, 1970 he married the former Helen R. Strope. Charles owned and operated Johnson's Stone Quarry for over 40 years until his retirement in 2008.Surviving are his sons: Scott Dunn (Donna Johnson), Joey Dunn; daughters: Betty Vanderpool (Doug Vanderpool), Anna Burgess (Lee Burgess), Dora Silvers (Harry Silvers); grandchildren: Brandon, Christy, Alyssa, Dayton, and Devon Dunn, Sean and Paige Vanderpool, Brooke Silvers and Morgan Burgess; brothers, Robert (Betty) Johnson, Donald Johnson, Jerry (Catherine) Johnson, William (Laura) Johnson, Randy Johnson; sisters Marian Canfield, Peggy Smith, Sue Roberts, Patty Baker, Bonnie (Mike) Boyanowski, Judy (Mike) Spencer; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Helen Ruth Strope Johnson, on May 29, 2015, brothers, Cecil Johnson Jr., Albert Johnson and sisters, Marlene Johnson, Joyce Johnson. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 at the Johnson Family Cemetery, Burlington Township, Pa. with Mr. Doug Vanderpool officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord full military honors. Flowers may be directed to the family residence.The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Guthrie Cancer Program, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA in Charles memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Johnson Family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 8/23/2015

MR. GERARD RICHARD KAIER, age 88, of Churchill Street, Dushore, Pa., passed away on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at the Muncy Valley Hospital, Muncy, Pa. Gerard was born on May 9, 1927 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a son of the late Xavier J. and Elizabeth Maloney Kaier. He attended St. Basil's High School and left in his senior year to serve in the U.S. Army during WWII. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1947 he returned to Buffalo, N.Y. to work at Bell Aircraft. He then returned to Dushore where he married the former Alice Mary Mucha on June 5, 1948. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary before her passing on March 14, 2006. He began working for Eighmey Buick in Troy. He later worked for Benson Oldsmobile and Buick in Towanda, Pa. In January of 1950 when the Brinks armored car was robbed, the culprits O'Keefe and Gusciora were apprehended on June 12, 1950 in Towanda; their vehicle was then brought to Benson Oldsmobile where Gerard dismantled the vehicle under the supervision of the F.B.I. requiring him to stay at the garage for the entire two-day period. He owned and operated his own business, the Kaier Body Shop in Mildred, Pa., for many years until he sold it in 1977. He then worked for Henry's Tool & Machine Shop in New Albany and finally for DuPont Security in Towanda, Pa. He was an avid reader, especially stories about WWII aircraft and very interested in the formation of the universe. He had a passion for planes and attended numerous air shows and re-enactments of dog fights and performances of the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels. His room was called "The Museum" because of all the models of air planes, cars and ships that he assembled as well as walls of books. He was a lifelong member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore and a member of its Holy Name Society. Gerard loved working outside taking care of his lawn. He enjoyed visiting with everyone and had friends of all ages. He was known for his "Little Red Truck." Surviving are his loving and devoted daughter, Suzanne Kaier of Dushore, Pa.; brother-in-law, Frank Mucha of Chenango Bridge, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Frances Pastusic of Mildred, Pa., Stella Patros of Elmira, N.Y., Josephine Klem of Dushore, Pa. and Teresa Mucha of Binghamton, N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Michael F. Kaier on Aug. 3, 1976 and Alan G. Kaier on May 25, 1992; and a brother, George A. Kaier on May 21, 1999; and two sisters, Genevieve Mucha on Aug. 11, 1999 and Margaret Grilla on July 19, 1996. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Richard Rojas, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. Friends and family may call from 9 a.m. to time of the service on Saturday morning at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post No. 996 American Legion and members of the Army Military Honors detail. The family will provide the flowers and direct memorials to St. Basil's Church, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/29/2015

KARGE –MILDRED R. KARGE RICHLEY, age 95, formerly of Dushore, Pa., passed away on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 at the Guthrie Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. She had made her home at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, PA since March 4, 2005. Mildred was born in Cherry Township on April 14, 1920, a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Hunsinger Karge. She graduated from the Dushore High School a member of the class of 1938. She began working for John Lumley, the superintendent of schools, Dushore, Pa. She married Francis A. "Bud" Richley on April 10, 1943 and they owned and operated a dairy farm until their retirement in 1970. Bud predeceased her in 1985.She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Eugene R. and Linda L. Richley of Chesapeake, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law Carol A. and Robert J. Litzelman of Luthers Mills, Pa.; four grandchildren Jeffrey and Cynthia Richley, Julie and Todd Whitehurst, Jordan and Stephanie Richley, all of Chesapeake, Va., and Pamela and Kyle Wagner of Summerdale, Pa.; five great-grandchildren Brandon Richley, Monica Richley, Madison Whitehurst, Lauren Whitehurst, all of Chesapeake, Va. and Sara Wagner of Summerdale, Pa., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.Mildred was predeceased in addition to her husband by two sisters Fluetta Reeser and Genevieve Lillian Karge and a brother Ralph J. Karge. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Cheryl Ann Houser, pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Dushore, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in Peace Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial may be directed to the Peace Cemetery Association, Nina L. Karge, 1064 Churchill St., Dushore, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/8/2015

KENNEDY –DOROTHY JUNE DEPUE, age 81, of Corning, NY died Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Dorothy was born on August 24, 1934 in Corning to Melvin and Cecil (Ward) Kennedy. She married Donald E. DePue on June 12, 1954 in Elmira. She was a graduate of Corning Free Academy and was employed by Sears at the Mall as a department manager. She enjoyed making and selling arts and crafts, gardening, and always had grace under pressure. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her, but she is in a better place now. Her survivors include her husband, Donald; three daughters: Bonnie Lou (Kenneth) Bussell, Roxanne Marie (Thomas) Flannery, and Angela (David) Stull; son, Donald DePue; son-in-law, William Nelson; five sisters: Caroline Kennedy, Carol DePue, Patricia Schictel, Jeanette Kennedy, and Sheila Kennedy; brother, Cliff Kennedy; eleven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her daughter, Tawnya Nelson, and her brothers, Bill and Bob Kennedy. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 25th at 1pm at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First St, Corning, NY with Pastor Gary DeHass officiating. Dorothy's family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/19’2015

KETCHUM –SUZANNE K. ALLEN born April 15, 1942 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late George and Winona (Andrews) Ketchum, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving and caring family Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the age of 73. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Kimberly Trank and her beloved poodle "Candi." She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Bob Allen; daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Ron Trank, Carol and Mike Webb; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara (Jim) Bowman; sister-in-law, Norma Allen and (Dave Sameiro); along with several nieces, nephews and many special friends. Suzanne enjoyed camping with her family, was excellent at baking, but most of all had a great love for her grandkids. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating Suzanne's life on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church 2075 Chambers Road Beaver Dams, NY at 4:00 PM. Pastor Don Nagy will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to CareFirst, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY or to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA 2435 Route # 352 Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/20/2015

J. DICK KILGUS, 85, of Watsontown, PA, passed away on August 11, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. Born November 14, 1929 in Hughesville, he was the son of the late J. Melvin and Ivia (Dick) Kilgus. Dick married Margareth Marquardt on September 1, 1950. Dick started his farming career at the age of ten when he went to work at a neighbor’s farm. After working there for five years, he worked for Robert Murray (Hughesville), Campbells Milk Haulers, and Marquardt Bros. Lumber for whom he drove log trucks. In 1962 he became manager of Peter Sommerville Farms, Muncy, PA, where he farmed the land and raised Black Angus and Charolais cattle. His aim in life was to be the best farmer he could be, and he was. Twice he was awarded Best Farmer of the Year through the Pennsylvania State Farmers Association. In his humble nature, he declined the awards because he felt that others deserved the distinction more than he did. He enjoyed horses, and the love of his dogs. He was a lifetime member of the Susquehanna Valley Corral Association. After retiring from the farm, he bought a small farm where he raised dairy calves until he became ill in health. He then spent his time mowing the yard, repairing vehicles, and working around the house. Dick enjoyed his family and grandchildren and taught them strength of character, honesty, and the joy of a good day’s work. He will be sorely missed. Surviving in addition to his wife Margareth is a son; J. Ned (DeNiess) Kilgus of Watsontown, PA, two daughters; June (Tom) Zimmerman of Williamsport, Ocie Kilgus (Gary Entz) of Rhinelander, WI, four grandsons; Andrew (Amanda) Zimmerman of Williamsport, Brian (Nuttiya) Zimmerman of Quincy, MA, Zane Kilgus of Watsontown, Zachary Kilgus of Wheeling, OH, two granddaughters; Claire Zimmerman of Los Angeles, CA, Sydney Kilgus-Vesely of Naples, FL, and two sisters; Madeline Rice of Rose City, MI, Pauline (Ivar) Johnson of Hughesville, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara Kilgus (Jay Oden) in 2009. A celebration of Dick’s life will be at 10 A.M. on Friday, August 14, 2015 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville with Dr. William Montague and Thomas Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Friday from 9 to 10 A.M. at the funeral home, one hour prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Dick’s name to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY. –McCarty Thomas Funeral Home notice, Carol Brotzman

BRUCE M. KING SR., a.k.a. Big B, formally from Troy, Pa. passed away on Sept. 19, 2015 in his home in Deer Lodge, Tenn., from natural causes. He leaves behind his wife, Bonnie G. King, his children: Bruce M. King Jr., (Troy, Pa.), Cheryl J. King (Troy, Pa.) and Melissa D. King (Valdese, N.C.). His grandchildren Jacob King, Jenifer King, Olivia King, Mason King, Nikira Taveras, (Troy, Pa.), Mathew King (Wellsboro, Pa.) and Josh Ross and Tyler Ollis (Valdese, N.C.). He was preceded in death by his son, Kyle G. King. There will be a memorial service held by his family from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2015 at the West Burlington Municipal Building. Please bring a favorite memory/picture to share. Big B will be greatly missed and those that knew him knew how much he enjoyed visiting and laughing. –Towanda Daily Review 9/27/2015

KRETSCHMAN –SHIRLEY ELEANOR KRETSCHMAN PURPLE, 75, widow of Judge Donald G. Purple, died Saturday, August 15, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Purple was born Blossburg, PA on August 26, 1939, a daughter of the late George Washington Kretschman and Eleanor Checkray Kretschman. She grew up in Elmira, NY, graduated from Mary A. Burnham Finishing School, and received a Bachelor's Degree from Elmira College. After her marriage, the family resided in Corning, NY prior to moving to Georgetown. Mrs. Purple was a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church and a prior member of Corning Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed interior decorating and as young women, Mrs. Purple loved volunteering for many different organizations. Surviving are a son, Collin Ivan Purple of San Diego, Calif; two daughters, Beverly Purple of Roswell, GA and Courtney P. Muldbakken of Temecula, Calif; six grandchildren, Stone Yancey, Alexis Neely, Kyle, Kendra, and Owen Muldbakken and Ariana Purple. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Purple was predeceased by a son, Donald Gregor "Greg" Purple, Jr. Memorial services will be eleven o'clock Monday, October 12, 2015, at Georgetown Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Wilkins. The family suggests memorials to: Georgetown Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry, 558 Black River Road, Georgetown, S.C. The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/25/2015

JAMES H. LAFEVER SR., 64, of Binghamton, N.Y., passed away on Saturday August 15, 2015. He was predeceased by his parents, Adam H., Sr. and Betty Jane (Sedora) LeFever. James is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Tara and Jordan Haus, Austin, Tex.; his son and daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Natasha LeFever, New Hartford, N.Y.; his granddaughter, Bryn; the mother of his children, Linda; his brothers and sisters, Betty and Dean Bieber, David and Linda LeFever, Terry and Louie DeGroot, Adam Jr. and Sandy LeFever, Cindy and Jack Finch, Thomas and Karin LeFever; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Randy and Debbie Wetzel. He had a passion for playing his acoustic guitar and especially enjoyed Wednesday night jam sessions with the guys. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. –Sayre Morning Times 8/17/2015

WILLARD H. ‘BILL’ LAMBERT, 89, of Towanda, Pa., passed away at the Robert Packer Hospital on Aug. 25, 2015 surrounded by family. Bill was born on May 10, 1926, a son of the late Isaac E. and Florence (Smith) Lambert at home in Blairstown, N.J. Bill was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during WWII. After serving his country Bill married the love of his life Fanchon (Sears) Lambert on Nov. 30, 1951 and together they built a home full of love. Bill was an electrician by trade working for Mt. Lake Electric and also owned and operated Lambert Bottled Gas in Dushore, Pa. He loved to spend his time outdoors working with his hands, hunting, fishing and tinkering on small engines. Bill was a life-time member of the Dushore American Legion, Loyal Post 996. Bill was predeceased by brothers, Albert Lambert and Charles Lambert; sisters, Shirley Transue, Evelyn Sanders, and Eleanor Ellers. He is survived by his wife, Fanchon Lambert at home; daughter, Beverly Lambert of Windgap, Pa.; son, Lawrence (Lynn) Lambert of Sellersville, Pa.; grandchildren, Brian Alan (Rosa Lea) Faulstick, Kanya Lee Praetorius, Linda Lee (Jeramiah) Stinebecker, Lawrence Lambert Jr., Cirra Rose Marie Lambert, Rylie Ann Lambert, Gene Renee Lambert; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Treena Lambert of Cauldersport, Pa. At Bill's request all services will be private at the family home. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at donate. cancer.org in loving memory of Bill.Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA. –Towamda Daily Review 8/27/2015

LANE –EMILY M. LANE BARNES, 92, returned to the Lord in the evening of Sunday, August 23, 2015, surrounded by family in the Intensive Care Unit of Guthrie in Sayre. Emily was born to Lillian and Clarence Lane on December 29, 1922, the eleventh of twelve children. Growing up in the depression, Emily developed a love of family and a commitment to hard work. Emily will be remembered for her strength and independence. She raised her two children on her own, often working two jobs to support them and instilling in them integrity, values, and an appreciation for life. Emily worked for twenty-nine years in the cafeteria of the Tunkhannock School District, a career which she loved and which allowed her to attend classes at Penn State University. She was an active member in various organizations of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. She loved her country and family. Outside of her civic and professional commitments, Emily will be most remembered as "Nana" to countless numbers of children. She was always ready with a hot dish on the stove for any company that might stop by and she decorated her house, inside and out, for every holiday. While she never wanted to fight about politics or religion at the dinner table, she would listen forever about her family's personal lives. In her spare time, she loved singing with the children, watching westerns and "Wheel of Fortune," and landscaping her outside yard. Emily was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Frank Barnes, Jr.;her son: Bradford N. Barnes; an infant son: William Barnes; as well as the following siblings: Ronald, Josephine, Mary Louise, Charles, Ethel, Eva, Stanley, Helen Rose, Alice, Betty, and Mabel. Emily is survived by her daughter: Judith Barnes Gorman; her grandchildren: Thomas Gorman, Susan Gorman Bailey, Dr. Jill Gorman, Polly Ann Barnes, Joanna Barnes, Victoria Barnes, Sarah Barnes, and Bradford Barnes; and her great-grandchildren: William Brague, Emily Gorman, Jesse Bailey, Loribeth Bailey Barden, Mercedes Bailey, Michael Barnes, Patrick Evans, and Matthew Evans; as well as her great-great-grandchildren: Liam and Wyatt Barden. Funeral services will be private arrangements by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc. 73 West Tioga St. Tunkhannock. –Carol Brotzman

LEWIS –JANE M. SLOAN, 65, (nee Lewis), of Penndel, Pa., passed away on Aug. 26, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Albert Sloan, mother of Wade Shackleton (Heather Flinckman) of Feasterville, Pa., Nicole Gray (Rich) of Bensalem, Pa., and her constant companions, Tiffany and Molly. She is also survived by a sister, Debra S. Kithcart (Lynn) of Standing Stone, Pa.; two brothers Thomas S. Lewis (Kathleen) of Salisbury, N.C. and James R. Lewis (Autumn) of Towanda, Pa.; her mother Frances Lewis (nee Shores) and two grandchildren, Jeremy and Sydney Farnkopf. She was predeceased by her father, Sidney L. Lewis and a sister, Donna Severson. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial services at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church, River Road, Standing Stone, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane's memory sent to: National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont CO are preferred. –Towanda Daily Review 8/31/2015

LOGGINS (SHEETS) –MILDRED ‘CLEO’ CAPALDI of Sayre, passed away on Jan. 1, 2016, in the loving care of her daughter and best friend, Mary. Cleo was born June 5, 1924 in Wilkesboro, N.C. to Mamie Loggins. At 4 years old she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Ethel and Hilary Sheets. In the late 1920s her family relocated to Lancaster, Pa. She graduated from Quarryville High in 1941. In 1948 she graduated from Millersville University with a degree in library science. It was at college where she met the love of her life, Lewis Capaldi. They were married June 17, 1950 in Stowe, Pa. and were married for 52 years until his passing. It was her gift of teaching and love of reading that gave her great fulfillment and enriched her life. With her husband Lew's frequent job transfers she always embraced change with the opportunity to expand her knowledge to all grade levels. She held teaching positions in Clementon, N.J., Willow Grove, Pa., Toms River, N.J., Canton, Pa., Wheeling, W.Va. and Jersey Shore, Pa. where she retired in 1990. After her retirement it was her love of antiques and doll collecting that inspired her and Lew to venture into their antique business 'The Doll House' until Lew's passing in 2003. Always a person who had to keep busy, she did so by gardening. She loved her flowers and canned the vegetables that she grew from her vegetable garden. In her quiet times she could be found quilting blankets for her family and friends. Always finding a kind, positive word for all she knew made her a joy to be with. The wisdom she shared, the stories she told, and the mannerisms and characteristics that were uniquely hers, gives all of those who knew and loved her wonderful memories. She will always be remembered for her warm and friendly conversation. During her homebound days she kept a positive, supportive and uplifting attitude. Her keen mind, inquisitive nature and sense of humor stayed with her throughout her 91 years of life. In addition to her husband Lewis, who predeceased her on Jan. 7, 2003, she was also predeceased by her son, Robert on July 29, 1992; son in law, Charles Kerrick June 4, 2014; brothers-in-law, Frances Brower, Joseph Capaldi, Dominic Luciana (Marge); sisters-in-law Phyllis Swartz and Mildred Bowlin. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Powell, whom she resided with, and Mary's family; Mark Kerrick (Jamie) Hampton, Va., Dr. Brent Kerrick (Stacy) and their sons Joseph and Jaxon, Hampton, Va., Shana Kerrick , Trumansburg, N.Y.; daughter, Barbara Kerrick, North Port, Fla. and her family; Amanda Kerrick and her son Jordan Nelson, North Port, Fla., Dr. Hilary Kerrick (Luis) Spencer, Iowa., Sadie Kerrick and her son Charles Reid Kerrick, North Port, Fla.; son David Capaldi (Dianne) Wildwood Crest, N.J. and their son Chris Capaldi; sisters Virginia (Van) Wyatt, North Wilkesboro, N.C., Wilma (Bill) Coombs, Laurel Springs, N.C. and a brother, George Bowlin, N.C.; sister-in-law Ann Brower, Pottstown, Pa. and a brother-in-law Sam Swartz, Parkerford, Pa. Cleo also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her loyal, devoted and cherished canine companion Jacci Powell. The family wishes to remember close family friends and caregivers Debbie and Sonny Horn, Montoursville, Pa., Kim, Tammy, Stacey, Cassandra, Connie, Gretta and Iona for their compassion, care and devotion. We would like to thank Guthrie Hospice for all of their help and support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution can be made in Cleo's name to the Sayre Public Library, 122 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA or Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA. A celebration of life will be held for Cleo, at a later date, as spring nears. –Towanda Daily Review 1/4/2016

MORRIS K. LOWERY, 51, of Waverly passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital. Morris was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Jacqueline Lowery; and son, Cody Lowery. He is survived by his loving wife, April Lowery; children, Ryan (Tammy) Lantz of Elmira, Justin Lowery of Williamson, Summer Lowery of Waverly, and Autumn Lowery of Waverly; brothers, Paul (Tina) Lowery of Fla. and Jason Lowery of Pa.; grandchildren, Summer, Jescey, Aidah, and Kaden; mother-in-law, Connie Woodruff of Barton; sister-in-law, Linda (Jeremy) Wilkenson of Pa.; brother-in-law, Jon Woodruff of Barton; special friends, Linda and Walt Stroud; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Morris could always be found fishing. He loved his music and to cook. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Christian Life Church, 207 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. –Sayre Morning Times 8/24/2015

RAYMOND C. MANZER, 52, died suddenly of a heart attack on Saturday afternoon, March 10, 1962 at his home in Candor. He had lived in Candor for four years where he had moved after residing in Owego and Catatonk. Mr. Manzer had been employed as an inspector by IBM for 35 years. He was a member of the Owego IBM Quarter Century Club and a member of the Owego Baptist Church. Mr. Manzer is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Manzer of Candor; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Winifred) Allen of Willseyville, four sons, William C. Manzer of Tulsa, Okla., Cloyd L. Manzer of Owego R.D., Lawrence S. Manzer of Clarksburg, W. Va., and Raymond L. Manzer of Owego; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Morden of Windsor, Mrs. Clifford Pickett of Laceyville, Pa., and Mrs. Perrin Lyon of Wyalusing, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Richards Funeral Home in Owego, with the Rev. Clifford Elsbree, pastor of the Owego Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Tioga Cemetery. –Scrapbook newspaper clipping, handwritten year 1962, contributed by Carol Brotzman

MICHAEL JOHN ‘MIKE’ MARTIN, age 47, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died unexpectedly at home on Aug. 19, 2015. He was born Oct. 3, 1967 in Troy, Pa., a son of John and Sheila (Murray) Martin. Mike is survived by his wife, Amber (Shaffer) Martin. He was a 1986 graduate of Troy High School and was employed by Centre Concrete of Covington, Pa., as a truck driver and concrete tester. Mike was a member of the VFW in Sayre, Pa., Teamsters Local, Fassett Baptist Church and attended Victory Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and his canine companion, Scruffy. Mike was a U.S. Army veteran and served during Desert Storm. Mike is survived by his wife, Amber; two sons, Kevin and Steven Goodrich of Nuremburg, Germany; three daughters, LaTasha Blaney, Norah and Sarah Martin at home; a son, Nickalous Shaffer; a sister and brother-in-law, Tammi and Jeffrey Fitzwater of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; a special nephew, Drew Shaffer; mother-in-law, Helen Bastian of Wyalusing, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Nicole and Heather Shaffer of Elmira, N.Y.; best friend, Timothy Jayne of Gillett, Pa. He was predeceased by his father, John Martin; grandparents, Horace and June Martin, Courtney and Peg Murray; father-in-law, Nickalous Bastian; and aunts and uncles on both sides; a cousin, Ryan Jayne, formerly of Troy, Pa. Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral chapel. –Towanda Daily Review 8/22/2015

MCCONNELL –REGENA L. MULL - The Beloved Regena L. Mull, 72, of Hughesville, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by her family. Born April 20, 1943 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Edward L. and Thelma M. (Seibert) McConnell. She married Edward G. Mull on March 24, 1962. She retired in 2005 from the Williamsport School District where she worked as administrative support for the Special Education Department where she touched many lives. After retirement she worked part-time at T.J.'s Market and Montgomery's Pharmacy. She attended Faith United Methodist Church, Montoursville. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers, traveling, and spending time with family. She was known for her quick wit, her sense of humor, and her laugh. Surviving in addition to her husband Edward are three daughters: Kimberly A. Walker of Williamsport, Christina L. (Steven) Caputo of Montoursville, Cynthia A. (Sherman) Hamm of Muncy, eight grandchildren; Naykeshia (Rondell) Carson, Brian East, Luke (Lauren) Caputo, Michael (Alyssa) Caputo, Anthony Caputo, Dominic Caputo, Braeden Hamm, Noah Hamm, four great grandchildren; Chondell and Naylah Carson, Sophia and Connor Caputo, and a brother: John R. (Susan) McConnell of Hughesville. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 P.M. on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Drive, Montoursville, by Pastor Larry L. Leland. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E 3rd St, Williamsport, PA or to the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 8/14/2015

CHARLES R. MERRITT, 78, formerly of Apalachin, N.Y. and currently residing in Rome, Pa., passed away on Sept. 27, 2015 following a brief period of declining health. Charles was born on July 5, 1937 in Johnson City, N.Y., a son of the late Charles A. and Vivian M. (Sickler) Merritt. He was a graduate of Vestal High School class of 1955. On July 25, 1959, he married Dorla C. Allis and they made Apalachin their home. He retired from IBM-Endicott following nearly 25 years of service. Charles and Dorla moved to Rome in 2005, to enjoy their retirement and the beauty of Bradford County. He enjoyed spending time fishing, camping, woodworking, and especially treasured the time he spent coaching his children and being able to watch his grandchildren play in sports. Charles was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church where he served on many committees. Charles will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Dorla; his daughter and son-in-law, Janelle and Timothy Schmitt of Owego, N.Y.; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kelly Merritt of San Antonio, Texas; his special grandchildren, Madison Merritt, Michael Paul Merritt, Phillip and his wife Brette-Ashley Schmitt, Tara Schmitt; a great-granddaughter, Emerson Schmitt; brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Kathy Merritt of Pinehurst, N.C.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norman and Janet Allis, Wayne and Judy Allis, Marilyn and Michael Brainard, Donna and Jon Park, Kevin and Sally Allis, Kenneth and Anna Allis; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation will also be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Rome Methodist Church. A memorial service and celebration of his life will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Jackie Condon officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Rome United Methodist Church, c/o Karen Matoushek, Treasurer, 436 Williams Rd., LeRaysville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/30/2015

MILLIS –JUNE M. HART, age 87 of Elmira, NY. She was born December 27, 1927 in Syracuse, NY, daughter of the late John and Daisy Millis and passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Edwin Hart, along with 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. June is survived by her four daughters: Sandra McCauliffe, Elaine (Les) Hostrander, Donna (Gilbert) Kennedy, Ann (Tim) Tillotson, two sons: John (Kay) Hart, Wayne (Joanne) Hart, sister: Rosemary A. Carruthers, brother: Ronald Millis, sisters-in-law: Marlene M. and Helen C., 21 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, special friends: Joan and Henry Dausman, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. June was a loving wife, mother, grand & great-grandmother; she loved and enjoyed each and every one of them in special ways. The trips she took with her husband and being together with him were one of her great joys in life. Her two sons and four daughters were always so loved by their mother. "June will be in everyone's hearts, forever and ever" Family and friends are invited to Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave. on Saturday, August 22nd, from 1 to 3 pm and from 5 to 7 pm. Funeral service will follow at 7 pm. Private interment will be held at the discretion of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/20/2015

NAVICKIS –HEDWIG N. ‘HEDY’ CHAFFEE, age 79, passed away quietly at her home after a long battle with cancer. As Hedy put it “I won because I was supposed to be gone three years ago”. Hedy and her husband, Stewart, of 60 years, moved from Delaware County, PA, to Tuscarora Township in 1976. Hedy retired from the DuPont Experimental Station, where she worked for 20 years. While at DuPont, she was instrumental in the discovery and development of Kevlar. Before moving to Silvara, Hedy was an avid athlete competing in tennis; basketball; softball and golf. She was also a nationally ranked archer. Community service was Hedy’s true passion which she sprinkled throughout the region with involvement in Silvara’s Ladies Aide; Laceyville’s Oldest House; Ponytails softball; and Tuscarora Township Auditor. She also served as the PA State Grange Lecturer, for which she was awarded National Lecturer of the Year on two occasions. The love of genealogy and history led Hedy to be a founding member of the Tuscarora Township Historical Society. She spent 33 years researching and preserving historical documents for the region. On September 2nd. the township dedicated the new TTHS building in her honor, for her years of volunteer work. Services celebrating Hedy’s life will be held on Tuesday September 15, 2015, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA, at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Charles Bishop, of the Retta Community Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in honor of Hedy, to the Tuscarora Township Historical Society, 2808 Underhill Rd., Laceyville, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 9/12/2015

EDMOND F. OWENS, age 93, of Covington, PA, died Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at his home. He was born October 27, 1921 in Mansfield, PA, a son of Edmond and Esther (Clark) Owens. Edmond worked as a parts manager at Elm Chevrolet and Elmira Chrysler Plymouth before his retirement. He was predeceased by his wife, Lena A. (Paris) Owens on November 16, 2012. Edmond was a member of the Covington Church of Christ (Disciples) and was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed bowling, an avid camper, and helped with bingo at the Covington Community Center. Edmond is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Sharon Owens of Elmira, NY, James and Maureen Owens of Covington, PA; 2 grandsons, Keith (Jaime) and Timothy (Kim) Owens; 2 great grandchildren, Bryan and Michael Owens; a sister, Linda Holton of FL. He was predeceased by his wife, Lena, six brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/25/2015

CHARLES JOSEPH (CHUCK) PERRY of West Newton, Pa., passed away on Sept. 16, 2015 at the Frick Hospital in Greensburg, Pa. Born on Jan. 1, 1945 in Waverly, N.Y., he was the son of the late Percy (Pete) and Margaret Gardiner Perry. He was a graduate of Tioga Central High School, Class of 1964. Chuck served in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam War veteran. He is survived by: his son, Phillip Perry, of Greensburg, Pa., daughter, Marla (Daniel) Robles of Charlotte, N.C., the mother of his children, Eileen Dorfman of Greensburg, Pa., Christine McCleary of West Newton, Pa., grandchildren, Nathanael, Kieana, Benjamin, Rune, Tifton and Evo. Brothers, Wesley (Diane) of Cocoa, Fla., William (Gail) of Barton, N.Y., Richard (Cindy) of Smithboro, N.Y., Clifford of Binghamton, N.Y., and John (Jenifer) of Owego, N.Y.; sisters, Betty (Skip) Searfoss of Sayre, Pa., Beatrice (David Streeter) Hyatt of Sayre, Pa., Jean (Gary) Rockwell of Owego, N.Y., Cheryl (Bruce) Zorn of Tioga Center, N.Y. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Norman, Gerald and Robert. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Greensburg, Pa. –Sayre MorningTimes 9/22/2015

PERRY –JOAN MARIE (PERRY) ELLSWORTH - On the morning of Aug. 20, 2015, Joan Marie (Perry) Ellsworth of Columbia Cross Roads passed away quietly at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was 69 years of age. Born in Troy on June 6, 1946, she was a daughter of John and Helen (Cole) Perry. Joan worked as a healthcare aide and was employed at Bradford County Manor for several years. She enjoyed fishing and observing the beauty of nature, and would watch the hummingbirds for hours on end. She was the kind of person who personified the expression, "to know her was to love her." She had a quick sense of humor and made friends instantly with everyone she met. Joan was always ready to help those in need. She enjoyed playing BINGO and Euchre on line, and the companionship of her dog, "Bear." Most importantly, she was a woman with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord and love and devotion for her family. Joan is survived by her husband, Gary McNeal, at home; sons: Bill (and Leslie) Ellsworth of Troy, Eric (and Marcile) Ellsworth of Alba; daughter: Robin (and Bernie) Baker of Troy; stepdaughters: Michelle McNeal and Marie McNeal; sisters: Dorothy (and Richard) Shellenberger of Elmira, Bev Dickerson of Elmira, Nancy (and Dick) Rosekrans of Erin, N.Y., Donna (and Dave) Westrick of Elmira and Jeannie (and Spencer) Thomas of Columbia Cross Roads, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by  her brothers: Delos "Punk" Perry and John Perry and sister, Shirley Vanderpool. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. A celebration of her life will take place at 7 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review 8/25/2015

JOHN R. PLATE, SR., 103, of Watkins Glen, and formerly of Montour Falls and Cresent City, FL, passed away after a long and full life on January 18, 2016. He was born on October 5, 1912 in Elmira, NY, the second eldest of 13 children, to Fred Sr. and Mary Plate. He was a truck driver for several companies, including Thompson Motor Express of Elmira. He was predeceased by his parents, and wife of 56 years, Mary. He was also predeceased by his son, Wesley "Sandy" Plate; son-in-law, Albert Rondinero, and 10 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Rondinero of Watkins Glen; son, John Jr. (Patricia) Plate of Arizona; daughter-in-law, Janet Plate of Montour Falls; sister, Elsie (Everett) Shock of Wellsburg; brother, Robert (Carol) Plate of Sayre, PA; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends and relatives from 11:00am-1:00pm on Thursday, January 21st, at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. A celebration of his life will be held at the funeral home at 1:00pm; Deacon Thomas Ruda will officiate; followed with committal services and burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. John's love in life was his wife Mary and their family. Also, he loved to hunt, fish, travel, bowl, and play cards. He was known as a real card shark! His favorite card game was pea knuckle. John was also an avid story teller. John's secret to a long life was "2 cookies every morning for breakfast and a chew of tobacco everyday". –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/20/2016

RONALD A. POWELL, 61, well known resident and businessman of Rome Township, Pa., passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Ron was born on Jan. 1, 1954 in Pottstown, Pa., the son of Aubrey L. and Rosanne Powell. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the U.S. Army. In early years Ron was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda and was later employed by Claws Refuse in Wysox. He owned and operated Ron Powell's Municipal Waste Service in Rome, Pa. until the time of his death. Ron loved riding his Harley, the outdoors, fishing and caring for his animals. He enjoyed socializing with people, spending time with friends and going to Pipher's Diner in Wysox. Ron was an avid football, MOPAR and NASCAR fan. Surviving are his sons, Randy L. Harvey (Alicia M. May) of Rome, Cole M. Harvey (Brenda N. Myatt) of Clarksville, Tenn., Shawn M. Owen of Springville, Pa.; grandchildren, Isaiah, Ann Marie and Brittany Harvey, Beth and Gary Myatt; his sister, Dawn Powell of Bloomington, Ind.; and nephew, Ahron Powell. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 with a memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Terry Van Horn officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Animal Care Sanctuary, P.O. Box A, East Smithfield, PA in Ronald's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 9/11/2015

RANDALL –FAYE J. FRIENDS age 78 of Millerton, PA, passed away Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at home. Faye was born in Corning, NY; August the 26, 1937. She is survived by her daughter and son in law: Debora (Richard) Seelye of Millerton, PA; son, Dale Friends of Key West, FL and three grandsons: Rich (Fiancé' Stephanie), Dean (Courtney), Cody (Fiancé Emily) Seelye. Faye is predeceased by her husband Wilbur Friends, a brother and two sisters. Faye was a loving mother and grandmother. She attended anything and everything her grandsons were involved in. It was Faye's wish that her funeral service remain in a private setting. A heartfelt "Thank You." To Cindy Fisher whom has been a wonderful caregiver and friend during Fayes' final days at home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/23/2015

PENNY RENSTROM, 62, of Canton, Pa., passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Aug. 29, 2015 at the Bradford County Manor. Born Jan. 16, 1953 in Sayre, Pa., Penny Kay was the daughter of the late Donald and Anna (Graham) Renstrom. She was a member of the 1970 graduating class of Canton High School and received a bachelor's degree in Education with a minor in Music from Washington Adventist College in Tacoma Park, Md. Penny worked in the hospital medical records field. She also taught piano lessons for many years. She knew her Bible well and following the Lord's Word was her guide through life. Penny was an active member of Canton's Seventh Day Adventist Church where she loved to play the piano and organ. She also taught youth classes and enjoyed fellowship with many dear friends. Though Penny faced several personal hardships, she will be remembered for her spirituality, empathy and kindness. Penny's cats were like her children. She also enjoyed crafting and all types of music. Surviving are her Aunt Jessie Herman of Canton and Uncle Paul Machmer of Granville Summit and a multitude of cousins, extended family and friends. In addition to her parents and several aunts and uncles, she was predeceased by a special feline companion, RockC. Her pastor, Marvin Humbert, will officiate a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at E. Union and Elm streets in Canton. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Penny's name to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, c/o 2284 Seeley Rd., Canton, PA. Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 8/30/2015

FRANCIS THOMAS RICHART, age 80, of Dushore, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at the Highlands Care Center in Laporte, Pa. Francis was born in Dushore on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1935, a son of the late Francis A. Richart and Mary Elizabeth Waldron Richart Duven. He graduated from the Dushore High School, a member of the class of 1954. He married the former Eunice Karge of Dushore, Pa. on July 3, 1959. Francis began working for the Dushore Creamery and the Dushore Acme Store and also delivered coal for Royce Molyneux. He then began working on construction. He mainly worked for State Aggregates and the Stabler Construction Co. He retired as an inspector of their paving projects. In retirement Francis worked for over 18 years as a driver for Fitzpatrick and Lambert, retiring last Christmas. He was a member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore, Pa. He was a loving husband, and father and most enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed visiting friends at the local legions, and playing lottery tickets and raffle tickets, and playing cards at the church bazaar. Surviving are his spouse, Eunice; a son, Frank of Dushore; a brother, Richard (Bobby) Richart of Frackville, Pa.; and sister, Marcella Hamilton, of Mohrsville, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Douglas Karge and John (Kathy) Karge of Dushore; a sister-in-law, Irene Karge of Dushore, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, 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, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in Peace Cemetery, Dushore, Pa. Friends and family may call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 8/21/2015

RINEBOLD –BETTY J. RINEBOLD TILLOTSON, age 91, a lifelong resident of the Valley, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016. Born on July 24, 1924, daughter of the late Arthur and Helen Bennett Rinebold. Betty devoted her life to family and education. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from State University of NY at Geneseo and her Master's Degree in education from Elmira College. Betty retired from the Waverly School Dist. following a 34 year career as Jr. High Librarian. Her interests included caring for her cats, reading, knitting, knitting, bird watching and crossword puzzles. In recent years, Betty enjoyed the food and staff at the Wellsburg Diner. Surviving is her loving family, siblings, Naomi Rinebold ,Roberta Shipman, JoEllen Robinson-Kleinfeld (Roger); daughter-in-law, Roxie Tillotson; special nephews, John Robinson and Steve Wright (Gina), along with several other nieces and nephews; devoted friends, Joan and Bob Shafer. She was predeceased by beloved husband, Bill; son, and light of her life, Bruce; brothers, James and Arthur Rinebold (Lillian); sister, Phyllis Rutledge. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira NY on Friday Jan 8, 2016 from 10 - 11 AM. A memorial service will follow at 11 AM. Memorials may be directed to Stray Haven, 194 Shepard Rd. Waverly, NY or the Chemung Vol. Fire Dept., 679 Main St., Chemung NY in Betty's memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/5/2016

ROBINSON –BETTY ‘JEAN’ BABCOCK of Heath Rd. in Waverly NY passed away September 25, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital, with family at her side. Born June 1, 1936 to Earl and Neva Schoonover Robinson of Standing Stone PA. Jean, as she was known to family and friends, was employed at Sayre High School for many years where she was affectionately called "Grama Jean" by the students. Jean is survived by her six children, Sandra (Randy) Talada of Sayre; Rick of Waverly, with whom she lived with for many years; Ron (Patty) of Sayre; Cindy (Jim) Bobenchik of Florida; Pam Carpenter of Barton, NY and Tammy (Pete) Ringenary of New Jersey. Also, her brother, Tom Robinson, of Virginia, formally of Rome PA; her grandchildren Jim, Bob and Bill Talada; Dylan Babcock; Tasha Babcock Williams, Cody, Cambria & Colin Durfee; Jared and Toby Wood; Casey and Meaghan Carpenter; Amber and Katie Ringenary; and 15 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; her sisters, Marie Carr and Joyce Hayward; her brother, Leon Robinson; as well as her sister in law, Donna Robinson and brother in law, Butch Hayward. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M., Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Jean’s life will follow the visitation with her Loving Family honoring her memory at 3:00P.M. A special tribute to Jean’s life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, New York. –Funeral Home notice, Carol Brotzman

ROBINSON –JEAN SALSMAN of Mehoopany, formerly of Auburn Center, passed away August 23, 2015 at Meadowview Senior Living Center in Montrose. She was surrounded by her loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband David Salsman Sr. She was born on November 28, 1945 in Springville PA daughter of the late father Walter Evans and mother Ruby Robinson. Through her faith in the lord and the love of him and her family and friends, she gained the strength and courage to fight a long hard battle with cancer. Jean was a very talented artist, whose paintings are in many area homes. She loved to sew, crochet, bake and craft. She was an avid gardener and loved mowing her lawn. Her greatest love was spending time with her family and friends. She hosted holiday meals for family, friends and anyone else who was brave enough to join her noisy, large, fun loving crowd. Jean was inspired by Robin Roberts to never give up hoped and to fight to the end. Ms. Roberts took the time to meet with her and share their stories of hope, love and family. She was blessed to have multiple caregivers who watched over her and a couple who became her dear friends, Judy Strohl and Sherry Macialek. She will be greatly missed by all who have shared her life. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dan Robinson, step daughter, Darlene Salsman, and grandchildren Daniel Mosier and Nancy Kingston. She is survived by her children; son and daughter-in-law Walt and Luci Askew, daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Dale Kingston, Tammy and Ted Daniels, Lynn and Tom Grippo, Chrissy Harvey and Wayne Youells, Carrie Myers and Bruce Stankus, April and Mike Jayne. Stepsons and daughters-in-law Kevin and Marylou Salsman, Kelvin and Janice Salsman and David and Linda Salsman; stepdaughter Bonnie Richards. She is also survived by her loving father, James R. Robinson, brothers and sisters-in-law Jay and Alice Robinson, Brad and Lizz Robinson and sister, Patsy Robinson, 26 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, her lifelong best friend (like a sister) Kaye Vanderbilt, her special cousin Bert Krimmel and her faithful, furry companion Rita. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday August 26th from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Interment will be in Vaughn Center, Mehoopany. The family will accept visitors from 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday and again from 10 am until the time of the services on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice. Funera home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

LARRY L. RYDER SR., 69, of Hughesville, died Monday, September 14, 2015 at his home. Born March 28, 1946 in Eagles Mere, he was a son of the late Lem and Myrtle (Rine) Ryder. Larry served honorably in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was employed as a machine operator for Young Industries and Andritz for most of his life. Larry was a member of the American Legion Post 35, 40/8 Highland Lake Manor, and was a member for over 20 years and former president of the Picture Rocks Fire Department. He also was the former mayor of Picture Rocks Borough. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming in his younger days. He is survived by two sons, Larry (Althea) Ryder, Jr. of Picture Rocks and Lynn L. (Kathy) Ryder of Montoursville; three sisters: June Schmouder of Liberty, Pearl Farrar of Picture Rocks, and Gloria Hunter of Sonestown; three brothers, Gary Ryder of Hughesville, Delbert Ryder of Muncy, and Doug Ryder of Hughesville; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday September 17 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Inc., 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, PA to help offset funeral expenses. Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman
 
SEELEY –SONJA E. SEELEY TREAT, 66, of Cornell St., Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center in Williamsport, PA. Sonja was born in Wellsboro on August 10, 1949; the daughter of Raymond C. and Beatrice (Morley) Seeley. A very loving daughter, mother and grandmother, Sonja retired after several years from Electri-Cord Manufacturing in Westfield. She had also worked in the past as a nurse's aide at the Green Home in Wellsboro as well as a waitress. She was a member of the Knoxville Chapter 28 of Order of the Eastern Star, the Wellsboro Moose, the Wellsboro VFW and the Knoxville Fire Department Auxiliary. Sonja was preceded in death by her mother, Beatrice Hendrickson. Surviving are her children, Lisa Gee (David Abel) of Wellsboro, Charles Burdick (Donna Patterson) of Enterprise, Alabama and Junior Treat (Carrie Warren) of Troupsburg, NY, her step daughter, Kimberly (Roy) Boom of Osceola, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, her father and step mother, Raymond and Kaye Seeley of Troupsburg, her sister, Sue Sheffield of Hornell, NY, her half brother, Ray (Diane) Seeley of Troupsburg, her step brothers, Kevin (Jar Jarwang) Young of Troupsburg and Doug (Barb) Young of Virginia and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited for a time of sharing and remembrance in honor of Sonja on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 12 noon to 2 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Troupsburg, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/5/2016

BARRY LEE SELFRIDGE, 61, of Granville Summit, Pa., passed away on Aug. 28, 2015 at Troy Community Hospital of a heart attack. He was born on April 17, 1954 in Doylestown, Pa. to Leigh and Margaret Selfridge and grew up with two older sisters, Peggy and Barb. He was married on Sept. 25, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Lauren Leslie. He attended Hatboro/Horsham schools and Montgomery County Community College. He was a self-employed contractor, mechanical draftsman, and presently worked for the PA Wine and Spirits store in Troy, Pa. He lived in Horsham, Sellersville, and Granville Summit, Pa. He enjoyed being with family, playing fantasy football, and jamming on his drums. Everyone loved his "dad jokes" and his great outlook on life. He is survived by wife, Lauren L. Selfridge of Granville Summit, Pa.; children, Chris and Peggy Selfridge of Canton, Pa., Lt. Mike and Virginia Selfridge of Little Rock AFB, Ark., Ashleigh Selfridge of Granville Summit, Pa., Jennifer Selfridge of Granville Summit, Pa., and Heather Selfridge of Canton, Pa.; grandchildren, Alexis, Gabbreal, Gwendolyn, Brennin, Jayden, Cameron and Ryleigh; sister Barb and Warren Smith of Oldsmar, Fla. He is predeceased by parents, Leigh and Margaret R. Selfridge and sister, Margaret S. Evans. A service will be held at approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, following a visitation hour from 6-7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Family Life Network. This was Barry's favorite radio station. "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." — Isaiah 40:31. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Services, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 9/1/2015

SHEAR –MABEL I. WILLIAMS - A mother holds her children’s hands for a little while….and their hearts forever ~ Mabel I. (Shear) Williams, 93, of Nichols went home to be with her Lord on Monday morning, September 28, 2015. Mabel was born on March 16, 1922 in Athens, PA a daughter of the late Luke P. and Matilda A. (Steele) Shear. She was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1941. On January 23, 1942, she married Howard S. Williams and together they celebrated 55 years together. Mabel’s heart was broken on her anniversary when Howard passed away in 1997. Mabel was a sixty-seven year member of the Nichols United Methodist Church, where she participated with the United Methodist Women. She was a longtime member of the Rebekah Lodge and for many years worked at Robert Packer Hospital in housekeeping. A true friend to many, Mabel always enjoyed a friendly visitor, whom she could share a cup of coffee with or at Christmas time the many nativity sets she collected. Mabel will be greatly missed by her children and their spouses: Christopher and Carole Williams of Nichols; Ann and Jay Ball of Waverly; her daughters-in-law: Irene Williams of West Virginia; Vicki Williams of Nichols. Her grandchildren: Michael, Catherine, James, Stephen, James, Jason, Justin, Jerred, Rainy, Abbey, and Jacob; great grandchildren: Rachel, Heather, Kaitlyn, Christopher, Krista, Kara, Tyler, Aaron, Elizabeth, Ashley, Kaitlyn, Tyler, Daniel, Nicholas, Noel, Zachery, Alyssa, Payton, Alex, Anna, Noah, Kaden, McKenna, Antonio and Andrew; and nine great great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Mabel was predeceased by her husband Howard, her sons, Stephen and James; siblings: Luke Shear, Philip Shear, Ina Forsyth, Alice Geiger, infant sisters Helen and Susie; a grandson Joey; and great granddaughter Katrina. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Thursday, October 1st from 4 – 7 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A Rebekah service of remembrance will be held at 6 pm. A period of visitation will also be held on Friday from 10 am until the time of the service. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, at 11 am at the funeral home with Rev. Mary Jean Simonin and Pastor Sandra Thomas, officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial to the Nichols United Methodist Church, 122 Bliven St., Nichols, NY. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

WILLIAM F. SIMCOE age 70, of Erwin, NY passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Bill was born March 6, 1945 to William W. and Helen A. (Rundle) Simcoe. He is survived by one son, William J. (Donna) Simcoe of Buffalo, NY; sister, Mary (Robert) Nickerson of Horseheads, NY; two brothers, Charles (Jacqueline) Simcoe of Painted Post, NY, Gerald (Pat) Simcoe of Horseheads, NY; and grandchildren, Daniel and Cheyanne Simcoe. At William's request, there will be no services. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/24/2015

RETIRED SSG CHARLES R. ‘CHARLIE’ SLATER, age 78 of North Flat, Laceyville, PA passed away unexpectedly at his home, in Windham Twp., Wyoming Co., on Monday, September 14, 2015. Born in Sayre, PA on May 8, 1937, he was the son of the late Edwin and Betsy Burgess Slater. Growing up in the Laceyville area, Charlie was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School, with the class of 1955. Right after his graduation from high school, he entered the US Army on June 16, 1955. During his Army career he served at Fort Dix, New Jersey; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Fort Gordon, Georgia; Fort Eustis, Virginia and the United States Army Defense Command, Stewart Air Force Base, New York. He was assigned to the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York on January 6, 1972, where he served as a Platoon Sergeant, Senior Heavy Vehicle Driver, and later as a Physical Activity Supervisor until the time of his retirement. His oversea areas of assignment included Germany, France, and Vietnam. Sergeant Slater retired on August 31, 1975. Among his many awards and decorations, during his twenty year service career, included the Bronze Star Medal with First Oak Leaf Cluster, and Six Oversea Service Bars. On his retirement notice, it was noted that Sergeant Slater served his country with distinction, and he was congratulated upon his retirement from his military career. After his retirement from the military, he later retired after 18 years of employment as a Production Technician at the Procter and Gamble Paper Plant in Mehoopany, PA. He was a member of the Rought Hall Post # 510 American Legion of Black Walnut, PA. In his spare time he enjoyed the time that he got to spend with his family. For 17 years, he was the husband of Sharon Heeman Slater, until her passing on July 4, 2015. Besides his parents, Charlie was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Pickett, who passed away on September 14, 2011, brother, Raymond Inman, who passed away on November 13, 2011, brother-in-law Robert Osterhout, brother-in-law, Robert Heeman, brother/sister in law Gerald and Beverly Brown, sister-in-law: Louise Norton, and sister in law Margurite Heeman. Surviving are his children, Charles and Peggy Slater Jr., of Wysox, PA, Kenny and Cindy Slater, of Rome, PA, Denny and Candice Slater, of Ulster, PA, Randy and Julie Slater, of Rome, PA. and Chari Jo Slater, of Tunkhannock, PA; and 21 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Eugene Inman, of Meshoppen, PA; sisters, Pauline Brekke, of New Jersey, Lillian Louise Franks, of Waverly, NY, and Lucy Hamilton, of Windsor, NY; brothers/sisters-in-law, Joyce Osterhout of Susquehanna, PA, Judy Heeman of Newark Valley, NY, Phil Norton of Laceyville, PA, Ed and Marge Heeman of Owego, NY, Melvin and Jeanie Heeman of North Augusta, SC, and Allie “Sonny” Heeman of Laceyville, PA. as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA , on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Charles Bishop, of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment with Military Graveside Services will be held at the Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas Twp., PA. Military services will be conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post # 510 American Legion, Black Walnut, PA; Dennis Strong Post # 457 American Legion, Tunkhannock, PA. and the Endless Mountains Post # 3583 V.F.W., Mehoopany, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Charlie’s name to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA. –Sheldon Funeral Home notice, Carol Brotzman. (The mother of his children is Mary "Louise" Hunsinger daughter of Fred Eugene McCormick and Gladys Shaffer)

ROBERT L. SMITH, 76, of Canton, Pa. (husband of Beverly), passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 in Fox Township, Sullivan County from injuries received in a farm equipment accident.Robert Larue, "Bob" to family and friends, was born July 13, 1939 in Sayre, Pa. He was one of four sons of the late Carl Kay and Eleanor Mae (Wallace) Smith. Bob graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1958 and later served our country in the U.S. Army. On April 24, 1966, he married the former Beverly Groover in Ogdensburg's Church of Christ. Bob was employed by the former Schrader Bellows/Parker Hannifin Company in Canton for many years and retired as their controller. Always one to keep busy, he later worked at Canton's Baldwin's Hardware part time and had several yard care and snow removal jobs. Bob was a 50-year member and former board member of the Western Alliance Ambulance Association. He also was a member of Canton's Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and the American Legion Lodge 303. He bowled for several years in the Chemung Canal Bank League. He had many interests and hobbies but family always came first in Bob's life. He enjoyed nature and the outdoors, spending time on the mountain and going 4-wheeling. He also was an avid fisherman and hunter, played a tough game of basketball with his grandkids and made delicious homemade ice cream, fudge and holiday goodies. Bob especially loved traveling and realized a life-long dream in 2014 when for his 75th birthday he and his son traveled several western states and bagged an elk in Utah.Surviving are his wife, Bev; three children, Belinda (Tim) Hampsher of Mansfield, Barbara (Greg) Hinman of Horseheads, N.Y. and Bryan (Mariah) Smith of Canton; eight grandchildren, Logan, Miranda and Jayme Hampsher, Gavin and Katie Hinman and Eason, Ellick and Lael Smith; two brothers, William "Bill" (Cathiline) Smith of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Gary (Janis) Smith of Corning, N.Y.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles Groover, Robert Gleckner, Kenneth (Susan) Groover, Marlene (Claude) Christman, Gerald Groover and Wilma (Rick) Blasz; many nieces, nephews and cousins.Bob was predeceased by his brother, Earl Dean Smith and two sisters-in-law, Mary Lynne Groover and Ida Gleckner.Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, and 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate the funeral and committal services at 11 a.m. on Saturday. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Mr. Smith's name to Western Alliance Emergency Services, P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA or to the American Cancer Society, 1548 Third St., Williamsport, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/27/2015

HARRY W. ‘BUD’ SNYDER JR., 85, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015. He is survived by his wife, R. Arlene Snyder; his two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Carl Wendela, Karen and Mark Petzold; his grandchildren, Carla Wendela, Sandra Wendela, Dustin Petzold; his brother-in-law, Al Davies; and sister-in-law, Patricia DeWitt, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Linda Grandeo; also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry Sr. and Kitty Snyder; and his sister, Phyllis Davies. Bud was born in Owego, N.Y. on Sept. 18, 1929, and was a lifelong resident of Tioga Center, N.Y., where he operated Snyder Builders. He was also a Veteran of the Korean War, serving two and a half years in Germany with the U.S. Army. Bud was known for his artistic stained glass creations, and especially as a master woodworker. Family and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home he built, Richards Funeral Home, Route 17C West, Owego, N.Y. from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday August 24, 2015. A Funeral Service will begin at 4 p.m., with neighbor, Rev. Edwin Reichman officiating. Interment will be in Nichols Cemetery. Please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Bud to the Tioga Center Fire Department Emergency Squad or the Tioga Center United Methodist Church. –Sayre Morning Times 8/24/2015

SNYDER –HELEN LOUISE SNYDER FENTON, 97, of 309 Merrill Parkway, Towanda, Pa. passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Helen was born on July 13, 1918 at home in Wilmot Township, Pa., the daughter of George J. Snyder Sr. and Lottie VanNess Snyder. Helen grew up in Wilmot Township and was a graduate of the one-room Panther Lick School there. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Helen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, bus trips traveling, photography, caring for her flowers and cats, working puzzles and shopping.Surviving are her children, Robert Fenton of Towanda, Betty Heeman and husband Fred of Wyalusing, Linda Preston and husband Dirk of Towanda; grandchildren, Fred Heeman and wife Jill of Camptown, Tammy Hart and husband Dave of Towanda, Pamela Miller and husband Paul of Rome; great-grandchildren, Cody Place of Kutztown, Pa., Justin Heeman of Camptown, Devin, Conor and Trevor Miller all of Rome; step great-grandchildren, Connor and Madi Hart; her companion, Charles Knowles of Towanda; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond A. Fenton; infant grandson, Fred Leon Heeman; great-grandson, Jacob Drew Heeman; sisters, Ethel Snyder VanDerMark, Julia Snyder Bleiler, Maretta Snyder Baker and Bessie Hughey; brothers, Theodore Snyder and George Snyder Jr.; and a nephew, Earl VanDerMark. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in Helen's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 9/1/2015

MERRILL E. STAFFORD, age 80, of Tioga, PA, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He celebrated 38 years of marriage to Konny (Wilbur) Stafford on June 30th. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 P.M. with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/27/2015

STONE –EILEEN J. TICE, 62, Great Bend, entered into rest on August 23, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Emerson and Eloise Stone. Eileen is survived by three children, Angela, Laura, and Michael; three grandchildren; a sister, Diane and Hollis Seamans; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Eileen was anxiously awaiting the birth of three more grandchildren, including twins. She enjoyed being outdoors, horses, and birds.The family would like to thank the American Cancer Society, the Office of the Aging, many members of area churches, Peoples Security Bank and Trust, and the doctors and staff of Barnes-Kasson S.N.F. A memorial service will be held at 4p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead. Internment will be made in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m., prior to the service. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the United Methodist Community Church, Caring Food Pantry, P.O. Box 586, Great Bend, PA. –Susquehanna County Independent 8/26/2015

KEITH D. ‘BUD’ SUTTON, 70, of Mansfield, PA, passed away August 25, 2015, at home. He was born September 19, 1944, in Kingston, PA, the son of Cecil & Doris Kreiger Sutton. Bud was a retiree of Tri-County Rural Electric, and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member and Past Master of Friendship Lodge # 247 F&AM, a member of the Lambs Creek Sportsman's Club, and a member of the National, and the Endless Mountain Chapter of the Harley Owners Group. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, the former, Martha Lindemann, 3 step-sons, Richard Kautz of Athens, PA, Michael (Dixie) Kautz of Chemung, NY, Larry Houser of Sayre, PA, 5 brothers, Cecil Jr. (Laura) of Sweet Valley, PA, Calvin (Libby) of Dallas, PA, William of Shavertown, PA, Gerald "Red"(MaryLou) of Abbeville, SC, Ronald (Terry) of Dallas, PA, a brother-in-law, Terry (Maria) Lindemann of Lisbon, NH, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, & several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Friday 5-7 PM. Friendship Lodge # 247 F&AM will conduct a service there Friday at 7:00, followed by a funeral service with Rev. George Ogden officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/26/2015

THEODORE R. THEM, age 88, of Lime Hill, Wyalusing, Pa., passed away peacefully on Aug. 21, 2015 at his Florida residence. Theodore, known as TR by his family and friends, was born in Vincennes, Ind. on Oct. 26, 1926. The family then moved to Wyoming Pa., and lived there from 1936 to 1944. He graduated from Wyoming High School in 1944. His family moved to Philadelphia for a time where he worked as a foreman in a plastic factory. In 1948, he moved to Wyalusing and helped his father in a short venture as a farmer. His family moved to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., but TR remained in Wyalusing and started a photography business in a studio located at the Farm and Home Building which was owned as a partnership by his future father-in-law, Wardell Jackson and former Wyalusing resident Theodore Burgess. It was at this business that he met his wife, Betty Jean, whom he referred to as the "prettiest girl in town." They married in 1949. They purchased a home on Church Street where they began to raise three children. He started his career with the Wyalusing Rocket as photographer and editor. He later went to work as an examiner for the State of Pennsylvania Insurance Department, which required travel throughout the U.S. and Canada. Four years later, he left the Insurance Department and started a long career in the insurance industry. That career moved the family to Mechanicsburg, Pa., where his two sons graduated, and to Curwensville, Pa., where his daughter graduated. After that career, he resumed his former employment with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department as a Senior Examiner. After 20 years of service with Pennsylvania, TR retired. He and his wife Betty have resided since 1975 in the home they built on Lime Hill.He was active in community service. He held all elective offices in Kiwanis and Rotary. He was a past president of the Clearfield Shrine Club. He was a member of Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 of Free and Accepted Masons and recently received his 50-year pin for Masonic service. As a result of the travel involved in his job with Pennsylvania, he was fortunate to have visited many Masonic lodges including the Pennsylvania Grand Lodge in Philadelphia.TR enjoyed music and played the organ and accordion. He enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, starting with controlled models and then moving to radio controlled models. He could fix anything and was the "go to guy" among his Florida radio control enthusiasts, especially when it came to motors. He was an avid gunsmith and many of his family and friends relied on his expertise, especially when it came to reloading and ballistics. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. TRfrequently had articles published in the Pennsylvania Game News.TR truly enjoyed children, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. This trait was not limited to his family. He was known throughout his life to have mentored other children in his various hobbies and interests, some of whom included neighbors and cousins who often referred to him as "Uncle Ted."He is survived by his wife of 66 years Betty J. Jackson Them; his son William W. Them and daughter-in-law Patricia A. Them, Wysox, Pa.; his son Theodore F. Them and daughter-in-law Krysta Them, Ridgebury, Pa.; his daughter Shirl J. Them, Exeter, Pa.; eight grandchildren, including Melissa (Them) Peterson and husband Myles, Delanson N.Y., Will Them, Wellington New Zealand, Richard Jones and wife Stacey, Dickson City, Pa., Alexis (Them) Brubaker and husband Brian, Ithaca N.Y., Theodore R. Them II, Blacksburg, Va., Amanda (Cobb) Townsend and husband Casey, Boston Mass., Terrah (Cobb) Adams and husband Nate, Laflin, Pa.; Troy Cobb, Boise, Idaho; and five great-grandchildren Sailym Jones, Noah Peterson, Annalise Peterson, Peter Brubaker, and Lennon Adams.A Masonic service and a memorial service will be held at the Wyalusing Methodist Church at a time and date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 or the Wyalusing Methodist Church. –Towanda Daily Review 8/23/2015

JAMES O. THOMAS, V.M.D., 78, of Laporte, PA, formerly of Havertown, PA, died January 25, 2016. Born July 30, 1937, in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Stephen Charles and Mildred Thomas. He married Alice "Kay" Gessner on June 13, 1964. They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary this past year. Jim was a graduate of Nanticoke High School, Wilkes College and the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine. He was the sole practioner for 47 years at the Eagle Veterinary Clinic in Havertown, PA and member of state and national veterinary associations. During this time, in addition to his small animal practice, he volunteered with local cat rescue organizations. He was recognized by one organization as "spending countless hours devoted to the well-being of the cats and the volunteers who care for them." In 2013, he retired to his beloved summer home of over 40 years on Lake Mokoma in Laporte, PA. He was an active member of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) and spent much of his free time repairing and restoring antique American clocks. From 1982 through 1997, Jim and Kay were proprietors of "Sompleace Special", a collectible and craft shop in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania. He was an avid Philadelphia Flyers, Phillies, and Eagles fan. One of Jim's greatest pleasures was hosting family and friends with chicken-free meals. Jim is survived by his wife Alice "Kay" Thomas of Laporte; two sons, Jim Thomas and his wife Jen of Indiana, PA and David Thomas and his wife Heather of Painted Post, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Zachary and Jessica Thomas; brother, Stephen "Charlie" Thomas, D.D.S. and wife Peggy; friends that were an extended family too numerous to mention; and his beloved pets Rudy, Nick and Nora. Arrangements/services are private. The family suggests that those interested in making a memorial contribution do so to the Laporte Volunteer Fire Company PO Box 31, Laporte, PA, CatNIP Animal Rescue or charity of their choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

GENE P. VAN GORDEN age 80, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, August 20, 2015. Born September 23, 1934, in Lawrenceville, he was the son of Thomas and Beatrice Stone Van Gorden. On December 17, 1960, in St. John's Episcopal Church, Westfield, he married the former Anne L. Coover, who survives. A US Army Veteran, he served honorably from 1957 - 1958. He was employed by Dominion, Inc. for 42 years. Gene was a member of Bob's Sunoco Team for over 50 years in the Westfield Bowling League and a life member of the NRA. Surviving besides his wife, Anne, are: four children, Gene (Debra) Van Gorden, II of Middlebury Center, Charles (Linda) Van Gorden of Westfield, MA, Brian (Lisa) Van Gorden of Port Allegany, and Julie (Richard) Vandecar of Solvang, CA; six grandchildren, Timothy Van Gorden, Abby (Wayne) Boka, Justin (Melissa) Van Gorden, Erika Van Gorden, Shannon (Brad) Stone, and David Stewart; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Shirley Fulginiti of Tucson, AZ and Sharon (Thomas) Smith of Lafayette Hill. Friends may call Saturday, August 22nd from 6 - 8pm at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, where Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 3pm. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Cross Fork Sportsmen's Club, c/o Chuck Cross, 12 Summerson Lane, Renovo, PA or Trout Unlimited (for Healing Waters), PO Box 72, Coudersport, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/22/2015

BRIAN OWEN VINCENT, 47, of Wysox, Pa., passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Brian was born March 28, 1968 in Sayre, Pa. He was the son of Sheila and George Evans of Wysox, Pa., the late Robert T. DeVine of Florida and Rachael Wandell of Monroeton, Pa. Brian was a graduate of the Towanda Area High School and a proud member the football team. He was known to his team as "Noodle." Brian had a great joy for life. He loved fishing, hunting, and anything that involved outdoors. Brian was that guy that if you ever needed anything, he was there!  His loss is heavy on many hearts and he will be missed greatly. Good times to Brian would be spending his day on the boat fishing, playing horseshoes with friends, riding his 4-wheeler, and if it was by the tracks when you drove you knew where he was. Brian was an overall Mr. Fixit and enjoyed the outdoors and love of the mountains. Surviving are daughter, Ashley Rought of Athens, Pa.; sisters, Valerie DeVine-DiVenti of Brooksville, Fla., Tammy Devine of Wysox, Pa., Heidi Evans of Monroeton, Pa., Dani Evans of Tamaqua, Pa.; brothers, Robert Vincent of Frackville, Pa., Jamie DeVine, Jody Evans of Barclay Mountain, Dave Evans of Towanda, Pa., Robbie Johnson of Monroeton, Pa., Charles Johnson of Towanda, Pa.; grandmother Gladys Derr of Towanda, Pa.; nieces, Ciara DiVenti of Florida, Macy DeVine, Jessica Johnson, Hayley Johnson, Amanda Dalton, Alexus Johnson, Breawna Johnson, Brooklyn Evans, Mackienze Evans, Makayla Evans, Maggie Falsey, Maddie Evans; nephews, Dakota DeVine, Blaise DeVine, Dustin Johnson, Jessie Johnson, David Beebe, Clayton Evans, Brock Roberts, Gage Evans, Nicholas Vanderpool; and several aunts, uncles, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.Brian was predeceased by his father, Robert T. DeVine, and a brother, Kevin K. DeVine. Brian had so many friends, but leaves behind his "Best Friend" Reggie Schoonover, his great fishing buddy Dave Oley, and his beloved canine Martin. He was loved by all and will leave a great void in many hearts. Calling hours to receive friends and family will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home on York Avenue in Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 9/17/2015

VOUGHT –DOROTHY M. ‘DOT’ HOWER, 89, of Sonestown, died Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, FL. Born December 6, 1925 in Elysburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Lucy Ent Vought. Her husband of 42 years, Orval C. Hower, preceded her in death on November 10, 1987. Dot was employed by Dr. Rodriguez in Elysburg for over 15 years, and was then employed with the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville for 19 years. She retired in 1994 from the Sullivan County School District, after having worked there for over 15 years. Dot was one of the founding members of the Fundamental Bible Church, Dushore, and she enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.
Surviving are four daughters, Claire E. (Peter) Skerda of Danville, Mary E. Treibley of Sonestown, Joette S. Hower of Laporte, and Patricia A. (Ron) Croll of FL; a son, Craig O. Hower of Myersdale, PA; a sister-in-law, Miram Vought of Elysburg; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Dot was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen King and Irma English; and a brother, Marion Vought. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 15, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor John Klim officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. –McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home notice, Carol Brotzman

ROBERT C. ‘BOB’ WHEELER, 87, passed away at his home in Sarasota, FL on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Formerly of Meshoppen and Springville, PA, Bob was the son of the late Fenn and Beatrice Wheeler. He was born on January 1, 1929 in Sherman, NY and moved to Tunkhannock, PA in 1937. He graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1946 and then from the Penn State School of Agriculture in June 1950. Bob worked as a lab technician for Dairymen's League, NY and the Aldovin Dairy. He was a part-time agent for Nationwide Insurance. He operated his own business, the Wheeler Mobile Feed Service, from 1959 to 1965. He then became a bank teller for the Grange National Bank at that time based in Laceyville. He rose to the position of Chief Executive Officer and retired in 1990. Bob participated as a bank director and associate director until 2011, and was also on the Federal Reserve Bank Board for 3 years. Bob was a 60 year Mason and Past Master (1959) of the Franklin Lodge #263 F&AM. He was a member of the Wyoming County Camp of Gideon's International, and a charter member of Tunkhannock's barbershop chorus. Bob's interests also included antique cars and tractors. Bob married Katherine (Babe) Gyle on December 30, 1950. They lived in Meshoppen and Springville, and then moved to Florida in 2011. He was a member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church where he served on many committees over the years. Bob also attended the St. John's Methodist Church in Sarasota. Bob is survived by Katherine, his wife of 65 years; his daughter Vera Wheeler and husband Andy Anderson of LaPlata, Maryland, and his son Fred Wheeler and wife Lisa of Sarasota, Florida. Bob has six grandchildren: Jay and Jonas Walters, Brittany Brown, Ashley Anderson, Trent and Calvin Wheeler. Bob also has 4 great grandchildren: Kylie Walters, Jonas and Genevieve Walters, and Grace Brown. Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sisters, Lois Meidenbauer and Shirley Beach, and nephew Jeff Beach. Funeral services to honor the life of Bob will be held on Saturday, January 16, at 12:00 noon, at the Meshoppen United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen, PA. Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church P Box 159, Meshoppen, PA or charity of donor’s choice. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

WHEET –RUTH WHEET RINEBOLD age 91, passed into eternity at home under Hospice Care on August 19, 2015. Ruth was born in Elmira, the daughter of Lydia Davies and Farancis Wheet. Ruth moved from Elmira to Port Charlotte, FL in 1972. She is survived by a daughter, Gayle Sturdevant of Bentley Creek, PA and a son Lee Rinebold of Port Charlotte, FL. She also is survived by sisters, Norma Kakritz (Port Charlotte, FL) and Lois Stocum (Horseheads, NY) a brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Shirley Wheet of Staunton, VA, a sister-in-law, Evesta Wheet (Elmira, NY). Ruth has a daughter-in law, Donna Rinebold, 6 grand children, Brent Hamilton, Rebecca Hamilton, Chelsey Sturdevant, Heidi Price, Earl Rinebold, Heather Racine, 11 great-grand children and 2 step great-grand children as well as many nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband (Earl) and a son (Lynn) and a brother (Francis Wheet). During WWII Ruth worked at Bendix, then worked the lunch counter at Newbery's in downtown Elmira. She was a waitress at Morrison's in Big Flats. She retired in1967as a Dental Assistant at Dr. Schrader's in Elmira. Ruth was a life time member of the Penn York Coachman Club, a Past Eastern Star Matron and President and Counsel Member for the Visually Impaired Persons in Port Charlotte, FL. A Family service will be held at a later date. Donations in Ruth's memory may be directed to Visually Impaired Persons, 3459 Depew Ave., Port Charlotte, FL or the Tide Well Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/13/2015

JOHN H. WHITE, age 94, of 1504 McGavin Rd, Meshoppen (Auburn Center), PA passed away Monday afternoon, September 14, 2015 at his home. He was born on September 12, 1921 in Auburn Township, PA the son of the late Joseph and Katherine Brotzman White. He was a graduate of Auburn High School. After high school John married his wife, the late Louise Larue on September 5, 1943 and together they owned and operated their farm in Auburn Center for 70 years. The farm was on McGavin Road where he lived for all but seven years of his life. John was a member of the Jersey Hill Church, the Jersey Hill Cemetery Association for many years, as well as the Pennsylvania Farmers Association. His love for farming started when he was young. He would say that “I saw the world go from horse and buggy then to the moon” because when he started as a farmer he would use a horse to work the fields, the barn would have no electricity, and he would have to take a kerosene lantern to the barn each day. He would be there to lend a helping hand to his neighbors and was always ready to tell a great story. John loved to spend time with his family and friends. John is survived by his grandchildren Robin Brown and her husband Danny of Auburn Center, PA, Francine Stevens and her husband Anthony of Richmond, VA, Robert Francis Levi White and his wife Aimee of Richmond, VA, Jeffrey White and his wife Sarah of Madeira Beach, FL, Douglas White and his wife Shelley of Chesapeake, VA, Suzanne White and her husband Roberto Fernandez of Clearwater, FL, and Scott Brian White and his wife Elizabeth of Pittsburgh, PA; his nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; his daughters-in-law Judy White Meeks of Richmond, VA and Carol White of Auburn Center, PA; many nieces and nephews, as well as his special four legged friend, Mike. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Louise Larue White on June 20, 2013; his sons Francis White and Howard White; his grandson John Joseph White; his brother Joseph White, Jr.; and his sisters-in-law Camille Chamberlin, Betty Hunsinger, and Mary Jane Sible. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM from the Jersey Hill Church, SR 267, Meshoppen, PA with Reverend Gary Myers of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Jersey Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, SR 6, Meshoppen, PA. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in John’s name to the Jersey Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Elizabeth Carlin, 480 Ace Road, Meshoppen, PA. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

WILLIAMS –HELEN ETHEL WILLIAMS TITMAN, 97, of Lakeland, FL Formerly of Meshoppen, PA Passed away Sept. 17, 2015 at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Auburndale, FL. Born in Rushville PA on June 28, 1918 the daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Brink Williams. Helen retired from co-owning and operating the Titman’s Market in Meshoppen back in 1967. She loved to travel back and forth from Skyview Estates in Lakeland, FL to Shadowbrook campground in Tunkhannock. Helen was a long-standing member of the Order of the Eastern Star Society. Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Robert Titman who died on Dec. 1, 2012, two brothers: Walter and Carl Williams and a sister, Mildred Hantsch. Surviving is a daughter, Donna Mae Bouton and her husband Duane and a son, Harold Frank Titman and his wife Joan Marie all residing in Auburndale, FL; two brothers: Ralph Williams (Fay) of Binghamton, NY, and Harry Williams (Norma) of Montrose, brother- in- law Arden R Titman, Frostproof, Fl,six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be Saturday Oct. 17, 2015 at 11am from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home 123 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock with Rev. Scott Ryan of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home an hour before service time. Interment at Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Memorial contributions may be made to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, 128 Church Rd. Meshoppen, PA or to the Order of the Eastern Star in care of Sharon Carter, 54 Pete’s Road, Dushore PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

JACK E. WILLSON of Sayre, Pa., passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, age 86, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, after a brief illness. Jack Edward Willson was born at home in Athens, Pa, on Nov. 27, 1928, to parents George (Mr. Banjo) Willson and Eleanor Burke-Willson. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Jean Bosworth of Harrisburg, Pa. Jack graduated from Sayre High School in 1946 and served his country in the U.S. Army in Cold War Germany from 1950 to 1952. Upon his return, Jack began work as a draftsman for Ingersoll Rand Co. in Athens, Pa., spending his entire career with IR until his retirement in 1991. He married Shirley Hunsinger-Willson on June 30, 1950, and they enjoyed a long and happy union of 65 years. He is survived by Shirley; sister, Janet Frisk and her husband Allan of Sayre; son, Neil Willson and his wife Connie of Davisburg, Mich.; grandson Dr. Aaron Willson, D.D.S., and his wife Holly of Portage, Mich.; granddaughter Julia Willson, an ICU nurse and Angel of Mercy residing in Kalamazoo, Mich.; and three great-grandchildren Arianna, Gabriella and Josalina Willson, also of Portage. Also surviving is his daughter, Nancy DeMarcus of Crossville, Tenn. Jack's life interests ranged from fishing, boating, horseshoes, hunting, tinkering around the house and babying his precious cars. Blessed with a talent that only God can give, he built beautiful wood furniture, clocks, scratch-built model airplanes, an 18-ft. cabin cruiser boat assembled in his garage and, in 1963, a new house for his family. While retired in Crossville, Tenn., Jack was awarded a Defense Department contract for the building of camera-equipped model airplanes for use at the Nuclear Research Facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Jack is remembered as a loyal and loving husband and a gentle and caring man by family and friends. He requests that in his memory donations be sent to "You Too Animal Rescue," 39 Maple Acre Lane, Dushore, PA, c/o Chloe Lantzy. Honoring Jack's wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. The family will plan a celebration of life at a later date.  –Sayre Morning Times 9/22/2015

WOOD –ELIZABETH IRENE CAREY, 79, of Springville, died on Sunday morning, Aug.30, 2015, at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. She was born in Hop Bottom on Aug. 7, 1936, the daughter of the late Jerry and Edna Springer Wood. Elizabeth and the late Jack E. Carey were married for 53 years. She enjoyed gardening, word searches, birds, and especially fishing where she holds a Tunkhannock record for a large Musky she caught on the Susquehanna River. In addition to her parents and husband, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her brothers: Arthur, Howard, and Donald Wood. Surviving are three daughters: Tonya Mason of Springville, Roxanne Choplosky of Hop Bottom and Amy Carey of Tunkhannock; Three sons: Jack Carey of Factoryville, Danny Carey of Sweet Valley and Randy Carey of Tunkhannock; brothers: Jerry Wood of Brooklyn and Ronald Wood of Nicholson; sisters: Gertrude Wood of Springville, Lora Wood of Dimock, Julie Wood of N.C., and Viola Hollister of Dimock; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held on Wednesday evening, Sept. 2, at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, from 6-8 p.m. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at the Union Cemetery, Springville. –Carol Brotzman

WOOD –SHARON WOOD WELCH, 57, of Fall River, Wisconsin passed away July 28, 2015 into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father after a courageous 27 month battle with lung cancer. Sharon was predeceased by her parents: Floyd and Simonne Wood, Sr., Montrose, PA and mother-in-law, Alma Welch, Binghamton, NY. Surviving are her husband, Andrew, Fall River, Wisconsin, daughter, Angela Welch, Madison, Wisconsin, son, Jason Welch and partner Heather Prostek, Cambria, Wisconsin, grandchildren, Andrew and Morgan Welch, Cambria, Wisconsin, 3 sisters, Shirley Kocik, Montrose, PA, Christine Moenke, Toms River, NJ, Joan Antol, Montrose, PA, 1 brother, Floyd Wood Jr. (Woody), Montrose, PA, 1 step-sister, Bernadette Vauquelin, Mexico, 2 sisters-in-law, Ann Olmstead, McDonough, NY, Shirley Warner, Susquehanna, PA, 6 nieces and 2 nephews. A graduate from Montrose Area Schools and Madison College, Sharon touched many lives and was deeply loved by many of her patients during her career as a Pediatric R.N. at University of Wisconsin. At Sharon’s request there were no services. –Carol Brotzman

WOODRUFF –MARIE ALBERTA WOODRUFF VANDEMARK, 89, of Laceyville Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Born on May 17, 1926 in Transue, she was a daughter of the late Burt and Elizabeth Frisbie Woodruff. On Nov. 26, 1941, she married Elwyn John VanDeMark. Marie worked at the family farm, the sewing factory and Bendix Corporation in South Montrose for 29 years until she retired in 1988. She belonged to the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Lodge 923, volunteered at Tyler Hospital, she was a member of Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, The Oldest House, Senior Citizens of Wyalusing and The Wyoming County Historical Society. Marie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, working in her flower gardens, crocheting, genealogy, making quilts in South Auburn and traveling. Over the years she traveled to seven countries and across many states including California, Florida and Hawaii.Marie is survived by her children Ellen (Joe) McClain of Laceyville, Donald (Cheryl) VanDeMark of Laceyville, Keith (Rita) VanDeMark of Laceyville, Connie (Michael) Goodwin of Mehoopany, Audrey (Robin) Benjamin of Sugar Run, and Deborah (John) Carter of Sugar Run; grandchildren Vince McClain of Montdale, Shawn (Debbie) McClain of Waxhaw, N.C., Leslee Clark of Laceyville, Stacey (Chris) Schwartztrauber of Tunkhannock, Todd (Megan) VanDeMark of Wyalusing, Michael (Heather) VanDeMark of Dillsburg, Kelly (Glenn) Okken of Reading, Jason (Hillary) VanDeMark of Laceyville, Travis (Brianna) Fryer of Mehoopany, Shane (Michelle) Fryer of Laceyville, Liza (Preston) Murfin of Chugiak, Ark., Brandon Jennings of Laceyville, Cody Jennings of Sugar Run, Donald (Lisa) Carter of Schuylkill Haven, Kylie Carter of Sugar Run, and John (Crystal) Carter of Towanda; great-grandchildren Ryan, Casey and Paige McClain, Riley, Korie and Ella McClain, McKennan and Ireland Clark, Adonia, Jordan, Courtney and Lindsey Schwartztrauber, Lucas VanDeMark, Andrew and Olivia Okken, Kevin and Jaxon VanDeMark, Alexis, Tristin and Brynn Fryer, Kaylee and Jacob Fryer, Kassidy, Evangeline and Dominic Murfin, Emily Carter, Curtis Blanton, and Gracie Carter; great-great-grandchildren Brock and Myla McClain and Mia Barziloski. Also two sister-in-laws Veda Woodruff of Wyalusing, and Pam Woodruff of Laceyville, Pa., as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Elwyn on July 23, 1999; her father Burt Woodruff on Feb. 28, 1973; her mother Elizabeth Frisbie Woodruff on Dec. 7, 1978; her sisters Vera Salsman on Aug. 1, 1995, Irene Brown on Sept. 15, 2004, Cathryn White on Dec. 19, 1992, Gertrude Salsman on Jan. 22, 1981, Berneta Snyder on April 18, 1978; her brothers Ralph Woodruff on Oct. 5, 2011, Gerald Woodruff on Jan. 16, 2002; grandson Donald VanDeMark II on Jan. 19, 1994. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church with Pastor Dolly Tarreto of the church officiating. Interment will follow at North Flat Cemetery, in Laceyville, Pa. Family and friends may call at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marie's name to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 112 Clay Ave., Scranton, PA or to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, 113 Doolittle Hill Rd., Laceyville, PA. Marie's family would like to give special thanks to Sacred Heart Hospice and especially her caregivers, Ellen, Joan, Teresa and Heidi for the loving care and special acts of kindness. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville. –Towanda Daily Review 8/25/2015

MR. WILLIAM ANTHONY ‘VINCE’ YUDZEKY, age 95, of Dushore, Pa., and formerly of Lopez, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. Vince was born on Nov. 15, 1919 in Plains, Pa., a son of the late Joseph and Anna Pechulis Yudzeky. He graduated from Lopez High School and he married the former Ruth Gardner and she predeceased him on Nov. 29, 2013. He proudly and honorably served his country in the Army Air Force during World War II from 1940 until 1945. During his service he was stationed and served in India-Burma and China. After being discharged in Kansas he worked in Nebraska for several years before returning home. He worked for the Sordoni Construction Company and then for the Washingtonville Power Plant before working for PennDOT from which he retired. He was a member of the A.J. Bird Memorial Post No. 384 V.F.W., New Albany, Pa. He will be remembered as a loving uncle and will be missed by several nieces and nephews that survive. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Rojas presiding. Graveside Military Honors will be accorded by members of the United States Army Honors Detail and by members of the A.J. Bird Memorial Post No. 384 V.F.W., New Albany, Pa., Loyalsock American Legion Post No. 996, Dushore, Pa., and McDermott American Legion Post No. 452, Mildred, Pa. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 10/25/2015
 

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?. –GRACE C. KUNKEL, age 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. She was born in LeRaysville, Pa., and came to the area 14 years ago from Arcadia, Fla. She was a homemaker and a member of Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church. She is survived by husband, Robert S. Kunkel Sr., of Brooksville, Fla.; son, Robert S. Kunkel Jr., of West Palm Beach, Fla.; daughters, Bonna Lee Kunkel of Spring Hill, Fla. and Carol Ann Nelson of Georgia; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation for friends will be 1:30-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel, where funeral services will begin at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Ray Woodward officiating. Interment will follow at Brooksville Cemetery.Arrangements are by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville, Fla., -Towanda Daily Review 1/9/2016

?. –MARY E. MEYERS - For over 60 years, Mary E. Meyers operated her own business in Sayre. On Wednesday, Meyers died at her home, leaving a legacy of diligence and high-quality service in the Valley. Meyers' grandson, Dana Ellis said Meyers opened her business in 1953 on Elmira Street in Sayre. "It started out with Mary's General Store," he said. For decades, Meyers ran her store, which slowly shifted away from the general store and gas station to the fabric and craft store customers know it as today. "We moved to the current (West Lockhart Street) location in the 1990s," Dana Ellis said. "With the gas market, we couldn't keep up with the gas stations on Elmira Street." He said when going to the store daily, Meyers had to cross bustling Elmira Street and that on one fateful day, she fell in the middle of the street while crossing. Her family didn't want her to cross the street as they noticed increasing amounts of traffic and made the move to West Lockhart Street. The family convinced Meyers to rebrand the store as Mary's Fabric and Craft Center. "My dad said she should shift to the stuff she loved," Dana Ellis said. And she loved to knit, to crochet, Dana Ellis said. "I think without knitting and crocheting she wouldn't have lived as long as she did," he said. Meyers' fingers were busy with needles and thread up until her death, Dana Ellis said. Dana Ellis said when Meyers was in her 20s, a doctor diagnosed her with spinal arthritis, which ended up requiring the use of a wheelchair. "She was in a wheelchair most of her life," he said. Meyers' daughter-in-law and Dana Ellis' mother, Darlene Ellis said when he was a child, Dana Ellis used to sit on Meyers' lap and get rides around the store in her wheelchair. But that was just one obstacle for Meyers to overcome. She also stared death in the eyes at a young age when giving birth to her son, Dana Ellis' father. "She had my dad at a young age," Dana Ellis said. "She almost died giving birth to my father." With a ninth grade education and no college, Meyers managed to establish herself as a reputable and hardworking business owner in the Valley and was an inspiration for others, especially Dana Ellis. "She never went to school or college," he said. But that didn't mean she wasn't smart. Dana Ellis said he credits her for guiding him in his own business, Pro R/C Fix It Shop, which shares the same building as the fabric and craft center. "She taught me a lot and she gave me really great advice," he said. And Meyers taught many others, too, he said. Anyone who came to her store looking to have a seam mended, a zipper fixed, or a hole patched up would get an inservice lesson as to how to fix it themselves. "She would actually teach (people) how (to fix a zipper)," Dana Ellis said. Darlene Ellis said Meyers was a child of the Great Depression. "She grew up in the Depression," she said. "They kept everything so they could reuse it." Dana Ellis said she always was fixing things. "She'd fix a hole perfectly and you'd never know it was damaged," he said. Dana Ellis also said Meyers was not one to buy mass produced items, especially groceries. "She grew everything she ate, made her own bread," he said because she didn't like the chemicals large producers used on their products. Darlene Ellis said Meyers always picked her blueberries, strawberries and raspberries to sell at the store when they were just perfectly ripe. Dana Ellis recalled attending various craft shows as a child and getting to use all of the new and unique products vendors had to offer. He said at those many craft shows, he'd make a new craft and give it to Meyers. "I surprised her with the crafts I made," he said. "And she always kept them." He said Meyers was an extremely hard worker that strived to provide the best for her customers. What could people learn from Meyers' long life and legacy of hard work? "If you put your mind to it and work hard," Dana Ellis said, "you're going to accomplish a lot." Darlene Ellis said the community always supported Meyers and her business. "She was well known and well liked," she said. "We loved her and we're going to miss her." Meyers' family and friends will gather from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 26 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home at 625 Broad St. in Waverly, with a celebration of Mary's life to follow at 4 p.m. Pastor Larry Day will lead the celebration. Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Dushore at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review 5/22/2015
 
 

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