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ALLEN –HOLLY MARIE EDDY, 27, of Montrose, PA went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, December 19, 2015. Born January 21, 1988 in Binghamton, NY, she was the daughter of Benjamin Allen and Lori [Mulkey] Allen. She touched so many lives and will be remembered for her caring heart and generosity. She was a wonderful mother and lived her life for her children. After graduating from Union-Endicott High School, Holly began as a CNA at Ideal Senior Living in Endicott, NY for numerous years. After that, she went on to get her surgical tech degree. Holly was a member of Bridgewater South Vestal Campus. Besides her parents, survivors include her loving husband, Jonathan Eddy of Montrose, PA, sons, Issan Strohl and Austin Eddy, both at home, sisters, Colleen Mulkey & Tiffany Allen, brother, Devon Fairbanks, maternal grandfather, Richard Mulkey, mother-in-law & father-in-law, Holly & Patrick Eddy, brother-in-law, Jeffrey Eddy & Brittany Waldron, special aunts, Linda Terry and Kathy & Dale Moore, best friend, Heather Cross, many cousins and special friends. She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Patricia Mulkey and uncle, Barr Terry. Memorial Services: 11 AM Sunday at Bridgewater Church, South Vestal Campus, 2718 NY 26, Vestal, NY. (Normal Sunday services for Bridgewater South Vestal Campus will not be held this week). There will be no calling hours prior to the services, please plan to greet the family afterwards. Instead of flowers: memorial contributions may be made to either; Holly Marie Eddy, Children's Education Fund, c/o NBT Bank of Choconut, 29 Quaker Lake Road, Friendsville, PA, or to the Bridgewater South Vestal Campus c/o Administrative Offices, 107 Church Street, Montrose, PA. –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOSEPH JAMES ALLEN, age 41 of Laceyville, PA. (North Flat), passed away unexpectedly, early Wednesday morning, December 16, 2015 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, in Tunkhannock, PA. Joseph was born in Philadelphia, PA. on May 9, 1974 the son of Nancy Smith Allen Butterbaugh, whom he lived with in Laceyville, PA and the late Harry Allen, who passed away on August 17, 1994. He was also the step-son of the late Lewis J. (Jim) Butterbaugh Jr., who passed away on August 17, 2013. After moving to the Laceyville area, at the age of 10, Joseph attended the Laceyville Elementary School, and later graduated from the Wyalusing High School with the class of 1992. While at Wyalusing, Joe was a member of the wrestling team. After graduation he later attended ITT Technical Institute, in Scranton, PA. After his graduation, he was employed over the years, at Wal-Mart in Tunkhannock, PA and most recently as a fork truck operator at XLC Services, in Mehoopany, PA. Joseph was a member of the Steel Wheel Riders Motorcycle Club, of Tunkhannock, PA. He just recently started attending the Tunkhannock Pilgrim Holiness Church, and enjoyed helping out with many church functions and activities. Joseph also loved being surrounded by his family and friends. Joe’s greatest joy was his passionate love for the Philadelphia Eagles. Surviving is his Mother, Nancy Butterbaugh of Laceyville, PA; his son, Joseph Brian Allen of Brooklyn, NY, his two sisters, Brenda Louise Smiley, and Shelly Mae and her husband Andrew Dexter, and his nephew, Garrett Dexter, all of New Albany, PA. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be no funeral services. Joseph’s family will be receiving family and friends at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA. on Sunday afternoon, December 20, 2015 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 PM. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the charity of the donor’s choice. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

THOMAS LEE BACON of Wellsburg, NY age 62 passed away Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:23 pm from cancer. He was comfortable and surrounded by family. His daughters and fiancée were by his side holding him when he passed. Thomas Bacon was predeceased by his parents, Francis R. Bacon and Donna Schwenn. He is survived by his brother, Mike (Renee) Bacon; daughters, Angie Bacon (fiancée, Kelly Zimmer), Donna Bacon (fiancé, Mike Langstine); granddaughters, Samantha (Mike) Johnson, Brandi Bacon, Izabell Bacon; grandson, John Bacon; great grandson, Virgil Johnson; and fiancée, Danielle Bohrer. Tom loved life to the fullest. He was a great father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, fiancé, and friend. Tom was a very hard worker, from the time he started to the day he was forced to stop. Tom would volunteer his time at his local VFW, Elks club, and Legion. He was always there when you needed him and will be greatly missed by both family and friends alike. There will be no services. We ask that instead of flowers, donations be made to the gofundme account at or contact Angie Bacon at agb939405@yahoo .com. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/26/2015

JOHN N. BAGLEY, 81, of Duncannon passed away Dec. 16, 2015. He was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Sayre, Pa. He was an avid outdoorsman. Surviving are his wife, Deborah Bagley; children, Thomas Bagley, Tamra Ashby, and Teresa Miller; grandchildren, Dustin Ashby, Whitney Bagley, Kelcee Ashby, and Jaeric Miller. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc. –Sayre Morning Times 12/19/2015

FRANK J. BENJAMIN, JR. - On the afternoon of Monday, December 21st, 2015, lifelong Towanda resident Frank J. Benjamin, Jr., passed away quietly at Bradford County Manor. He was 82 years of age. Born April 19th, 1933 in Towanda he was the son of Frank J. sr and Jennie (Johnson) Benjamin. Throughout his adult life Frank was a truck driver, and for many years was employed at Strope’s Salvage in North Towanda. He was a friendly man who enjoyed doing for others. Frank was the type who constantly busied himself, either at his own home or by helping someone else. He enjoyed tinkering in his work shop and tending the garden. Most of all, he enjoyed the company of his adopted family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frank is survived by his wife, Eliza, at home, stepsons Walter and John Vanderpool , sr., both of Towanda, daughter Abby Landmesser of Florida, stepdaughters Carol (& Charles) Place, Gladys (& Fred) Ringler and Betty Miller, all of Towanda, brothers Leonard “Benny” Benjamin and Walter “Beetle” Benjamin, both of Towanda, Kenneth (& Autumn) Benjamin of Rome, Pa., Richard “Dickie” (& Lola) Benjamin of Towanda, brother-in-law James (& Peggy) Waldorf of Meshoppen, sisters Thelma Packard of Gillett, Nettie Brown of Wysox, sisters-in-law Charlene Benjamin and Dawn Benjamin, both of Towanda, several step-grandchildren, numerous step- great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by brothers Bert Benjamin, Burton Benjamin, Charles Benjamin, Burton Benjamin, Jr., and Leo Benjamin, and sisters Nellie Mills, Alice Northrup, Helen Waldorf, Clara Kinner and Marion Northrup. In keeping with Frank’s expressed wishes, all services are private, and have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Funeral home obituary 12/22/2015

BARBARA A. BOOTH, 77, of Williamsport died Monday, December 14, 2015 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. Born November 30, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Edwin M., Sr. and Beatrice (Rider) Booth. Surviving are a brother, Robert C. Booth of Eagles Mere and several nieces and nephews: In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Young, Jr. and a brother, Edwin Booth, Jr. There will be a visitation for Barbara 1-2 pm Monday, December 28 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

DINYL VEE BROCK, age 58, Gillett passed away Monday March 10, 2014 peacefully at his home following declining health. Born on March 25, 1955 in Elmira, NY, Dinyl was the son of the late Gordon & Marylane Delmarter Brock. He served his country in the US Army. Dinyl married the love of his life, Patricia Strait on July 27, 1973. He was employed as a machinist for many years with Schweizer Aircraft Corp., Big Flats. Dinyl enjoyed spending time with his family and was a dedicated member of the local VFW and American Legion. Surviving is his loving family, wife, Patricia Strait Brock; children, Raymond (Carol) Brock, James (Jill) Brock and Sharrell (Rick Griffith) Brock; severeal grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; brothers, Dustin (Joycelyn) Brock, Devon (Mary) Brock, Daran Brock and one sister, Delori (Don) Owens. Funeral was held at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, Southport/Elmira on March 15, 2014 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. A private burial will take place at the family’s convenience. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 3/27/2014

MICHAEL A. BROWN, 43, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, passed away accidently on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Mike was born on September 25, 1972 in Troy, PA, son of Merle E. “Butch” and Linda A. (Vargson) Brown, Jr. of Troy, PA. He was a 1991 graduate of Troy High School and was employed as a Quality Inspector for NASCO in Waverly, NY. Mike was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed all outdoor activities and watersports, and was involved in tractor pulling. He was Christian by faith. Mike is survived by his parents Butch and Linda, his sister, Michell L. Brown of Troy, his girlfriend Ginger Laudenslager of Columbia Cross Roads, along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and an uncle. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2015 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA. The funeral service to celebrate Mike’s life will be held at the conclusion of the viewing at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14th at the funeral home with family friend Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA. –Towanda Daily Review 12/11/2015

RAYMOND P. ‘RAY’ CASE, 68, of Waverly, New York passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Ray is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Linda (Dave) Limoncelli, JoAnn (John) Valerius, Christine Gozza, Michelle (Fernando) Garcia, Gina (Ed) Meyer, Sheila Burns, Steven (Kris) Case; grandchildren, Andy, Adele, Rachel, Shea, Dominic, Austin, Emma, Hannah, Brooke, Luke, Nick, Matt, Carter, Sydney, Jocelyn; brothers, Frank (Dotty) Case, Paul (Trina) Case; sister, Darlene (Ken) Poormon; sister-in-law Eileen (Pat) Pizza; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; his loyal companion, Quinn. Ray cherished his time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his devotion to family and community. He worked as a caseworker for Chemung County Department of Social Services rising to position of Director and Deputy Commissioner until 1986 when he accepted a position as Commissioner of Department of Social Services for Tioga County and retired from Tioga County as Commissioner of Health and Human Services in 2002. Ray was appointed to the Tioga County Legislature representing the Village of Waverly on September 11, 2012, to fill an unexpired term. In November he was successfully elected to a new term. He served as Chairman of the Economic Development and Planning Committee, and a Committee Member on the following Committees: Information Technology, Administrative Services and Health and Human Services. Ray also took responsibility and served as Deputy Chair for the Tioga County Legislature during the 2015 term. He also faithfully served as a member of Catholic Charities Advisory Board and Greater Valley Emergency Management Services. Funeral services will be on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Valley United Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY with Pastor Sharan Rosso, officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Raymond P. Case's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN or The Bridge, P.O. Box 202, Sayre, PA. –Elmira Star/Gazette 12/11/2015

LARRY J. CHANDLER, 66, of Armenia Mountain, PA, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Bradford County Manor. He was the loving husband of Tamara (Ferguson) Chandler. The couple married July 13, 1996 and had 19 happy years together. Larry was born on November 8, 1949 in Clinton County, Alabama, son of the late Gladys Goggins. He worked for Federal Mogel in Boyertown, PA for 28 years until his retirement in 2004. His passions were hunting, bow shooting leagues, pool leagues, and spending time with his wife, family and friends. Larry is survived by his loving wife Tamara, his daughters: Michele Chandler, Tracy Harner, both of Hereford, PA and Tanya Zerbe of Canton, PA, eight grandchildren, along with twelve four legged friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys. A memorial service to honor Larry’s life is planned at a later date, The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial donations be made in Larry’s memory to the Hepatitis C Association Inc. 1351 Cooper Road Scotch Plains, NJ. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

PATRICIA (PATTY) CLARK, 65, of Waverly, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., passed away on Dec. 22, 2015. Patty was born in Sayre, on March 25, 1950 to Edward (Ted) and Marie Decker Clark. She had resided at Martha Lloyd Community Services in Troy since 1973. She was very proud that she had two homes in Waverly and Troy. She is survived by her brothers, Timothy of Waverly, Michael of Binghamton, and Daniel; sisters, Sheila Clark of Sayre, and Kathleen (Bruce) Clark-Mourhess of Waverly; also nieces, Sarah Simpson and Holly (Bo) LaMana of Waverly, Courtney (Chris) Yeakel, of Fairport, N.Y., Amanda (Scott) Burks, of Washington, D.C.; nephew Daniel Clark, Jr. of Waverly; special cousins, Sue (Bill) Wallace of Waverly, Sharon Jackson of Palmyra, Pa.; several other cousins, grand nieces and nephews and of course the staff and residents of Martha Lloyd. She was predeceased by her parents. She attended St. James School and Waverly High School in her youth. Patty was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church in Waverly. Patty had a good life despite the challenges she faced. As soon as you got to know her you were no longer a "stranger" but a friend for life. She loved the "Beatles" and all the music from the sixties and the seventies. She enjoyed watching her favorite TV programs, reading her magazines and coming home to Waverly for all holidays. She was also very proud that she shared her March 25 birthday with Elton John and Aretha Franklin. She is sorely missed.The family expresses its deep gratitude to the staff of Martha Lloyd for their care of Patty for 42 years and especially the final weeks of her illness. We also thank Guthrie Hospice who helped Patty and us through this difficult period. Those wishing to make a donation in her memory may do so to Martha Lloyd Community Services, 66 Lloyd Lane, Troy, PA 16947 or to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA. Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28 at Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church in Waverly. Burial will follow at Saint James Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review 12/24/2015

CONANT –CAROL C. SMITH, 58, of Hanover, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of Brian K. Smith, her husband of 37 years. Born October 15, 1957 in Upper Darby, she was the daughter of Virginia (Phillips) Conant of Springfield and the late Roger K. “Skip” Conant. Carol was retired from the Montoursville Area School District and a member of Montoursville Presbyterian Church. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed knitting, sewing and crafts. Teaching and Inspiration were her passion in life. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother is her son, Daniel J. Smith and his wife Taffee of Hanover; a granddaughter, Eden Smith; and four sisters, Betsy Jordan and her husband Michael, Cathleen Conant, Nancy Sheppard and her husband Dr. Steven, and Christine Gross and her husband Joshua. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 205 Tule St., Montoursville, PA with Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Burial will be held privately in Bella Sylva Cemetery, Dutch Mountain. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Carol may be made to Lupus Foundation of America, or Autism Speaks, Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

MR. PAUL E. CRISMAN, age 82, formally of Meshoppen, (Retta), PA, passed away at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, in Scranton, PA. on Tuesday morning, December 15, 2015. Before residing at Gino Merli in Scranton, Paul was a resident of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home, in Wyalusing for a number of years. Paul was born on May 15, 1933 in Meshoppen PA, the son of the late Floyd and Gertrude Lyman Crisman. Growing up in the Meshoppen area and after attending the Meshoppen and Elk Lake High Schools, he then entered the US Military. Paul proudly served his country with the US Air Force, for 21 years, retiring in 1972. Retiring as a Tech Sergeant, he served in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. While in the service he was also a member of the Air Force Softball Team, for many years, as a member of their pitching staff. After his military career he and his family returned to the Meshoppen area, working for many years, as a dispatcher for the Kintner Trucking Company, and as a parts manager for the 87 Sales and Service, both in Meshoppen. From 1975 until retiring in 1986, Paul was an owner and operator school bus contractor for the Elk Lake School District. Paul was the husband of the former Nancy M. Tyler, whom he married on September 15, 1956. Paul and Nancy were married for 55 years, until her death on September 5, 2012. Paul attended the Retta United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Retta Men’s Club, and also the Meshoppen Men’s Club, for many years. In his younger years, after returning to the Meshoppen, area, he was a member of many softball teams in the Meshoppen and surrounding areas. Paul was also very active in the Meshoppen and surrounding community’s activities and functions. In his spare time he also enjoyed the time he got to spend with his family and friends, while out fishing and hunting. Surviving are his three daughters, Tammy Perry, of Tunkhannock, PA. and his twin daughters, Teresa Hennessy, of South Waverly, PA; and Lisa Tesluk, of Tunkhannock, PA, his grandchildren; Paul T. Tesluk, of Jermyn, PA; Michael J. Tesluk, of Scranton, PA; Adam Hennessy, of South Waverly, PA; and Ryan Perry, of Tunkhannock, PA. Also surviving are three sisters, Elaine (William) Fuller, of Slingerlands, NY; Mary Jane Crisman, of Radnor, PA; and Kathy Shepherd, of Lincoln Mass, a sister in law, Nancy Tyler, of Meshoppen, PA; and a brother in law and sister in law, Richard and Aurora Tyler of North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Crisman. Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning, December 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, PA. with a long time family friend, Ms. Toni Ruark officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery, in Auburn, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening, December 18, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Graveside Military services will be conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post # 510 American Legion, the Dennis Strong Post # 457 American Legion; and the Endless Mountains Post # 3583 V.F.W. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Gino Merli Veteran’s Center, 401 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA or to the Aseracare Hospice, 749 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

HOWARD E. CROUSE of Sayre, PA and Three Mile Bay, NY passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at Elderwood in Waverly, NY at the age of 91. Howard was born in Cape Vincent, NY on November 11, 1918 to Roy and Katherine Robbins Crouse. He graduated from Dexter High School in Dexter, NY. He was employed by NY Air Brake, Watertown NY until 1962 when relocated to Athens, PA where he was employed by Ingersoll Rand in Athens, PA. During his employment at IR he worked as the foreman of the Heat Treat Plant. Howard was a decorated combat veteran. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. As a Crew Chief on PBY Catalina Flying Boats in VPB 25, he spent almost two years conducting Black Cat operations predominately behind enemy lines and participated in the liberation of the Philippine Islands. His awards include; the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (2 awards), Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Ribbon. In 1947, he married Mildred DeCarlo in Watertown, NY. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; Children: sons Michael of Elmira, Philip (Fran) of Athens and daughter Paula (John) McNeil of Athens. His grandchildren: Todd (Kari), Patrick, Ryan Crouse; Kristin (Charles) Kennedy, Jamie and Scott McNeil, and Katherine and Joe Crouse, and four great-grandsons. Also surviving him is one niece Doris Dingman of Cape Vincent NY. He is predeceased by his sisters, Doris Crouse and Ona Allen. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 0583 in Dexter, NY and VFW Post 1536 Sayre, PA. Howard enjoyed summers at Point Peninsula on Lake Ontario. At the request of the family there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made in Howard’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Blauvelt Funeral Home 625 Broad St. Waverly, NY –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman (Buried in Watertown, NY)

JAMES L. DARMSTADT age 68, lifelong resident and business owner of the Caton Community, passed away of a broken heart December 24th, 2015. Jim was born in Elmira, NY on February 18th, 1947, the son of the late Leo and Helen (Myers) Darmstadt. He is survived by his loving daughters: Nicole (Ken) Thomas of Caton, Holly (Jay) Burns of Lincoln, DE, and Brooke Darmstadt of Caton; 6 Grandchildren: Sierra, Kaylyn, and Lauren Thomas, Sophia, Jack, and Elise Burns; sisters: Donna (Eugene) White and Kathie Darmstadt; brother: Thomas (Barb) Darmstadt; sister: Sally (Jeff) Dillon; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins; mother in law: Averil Carpenter; sister in law: Joyce Preston; and brother in law: John Carpenter. In addition to his parents, Jim is predeceased by his wife, Urlee; and father in law: Cecil Roy Carpenter. James owned and operated Darmstadt Well Drilling in Caton, NY for over 40 years. He was an avid card player, hunter, United States Army Veteran, member of the Elks Lodge #1071 of Corning, and the Corning American Legion Post #746. He always felt very lucky to be married to the love of his life, Urlee, for over 40 years. Together they traveled the world. He found great peace knowing that he and Urlee were able to make the wonderful memories they did. He loved spending time with his family, friends and most importantly his grandchildren. At Jim's request, family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 1:00PM to 5:00PM at the Corning American Legion Post #746, 8 River Road, Corning, NY. Graveside services will remain private in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY with full military honors accorded. Memorial donations may be made in James L. Darmstadts' name to the  American Cancer Society , 1120 South Goodman Street, Rochester, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/2015

DECARLO –MILDRED (MILLIE) CROUSE - On October 2, 2015, Mildred (Millie) Crouse passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side, at Elderwood Nursing Home in Waverly, N.Y. She was predeceased by her husband Howard and her seven older siblings. She was the daughter of Paul and Josephine Mitchell DeCarlo. Millie most loved her children and their families and spending summers at Point Peninsula, N.Y. Millie will be greatly missed by her children, Michael Crouse, Philip (Fran) Crouse and Paula (John) McNeil. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Todd (Kari) Crouse, Kristin Crouse Kennedy, Patrick Crouse and fiancé Jodi Szerszen, Ryan Crouse, Jamie (Amanda) McNeil and Scott (Arielle Owens) McNeil, Katherine Crouse and fiancé Ethan Moss, Joe Crouse, and great grandchildren Michael and Kellen Crouse, and Tanner and Brennan Kennedy. She is also survived by a special nephew, Patrick (Lorraine) Brennan. A mass of celebration in honor of Millie will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, Pa. The family will greet guests in the basement of the Church of the Epiphany immediately following the mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in memory of Millie to Alzheimer's Association, in care of Elderwood at Waverly, c/o Pat Tappan, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892. In addition, donations can be made to Spalding Memorial Library, in honor of Millie Crouse, South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Direct Burial Service, 110 Woodworth St., Sayre, Pa. –Sayre Morning Times 10/5/2015

JOSEPH F. DENKENBERGER, age 81 a previous resident of Horseheads, NY passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at his home in New Albany, Indiana due to an extended illness. Joe was born to Joseph and Alice Seeley Denkenberger on November 8, 1934. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean Christofaro Denkenberger; children, Diana (William) Lusk, Joan (Joseph) Benedict and Joseph L. Denkenberger; three grandchildren, Deidra Chapman, William Lusk and Amber (Cody) St. Pierre and three great-grandchildren, Christofaro Chapman and Colton and Caleb St. Pierre. Also surviving Joe is his brother, Edward (Koz) Denkenberger and a sister, Donna (Paul) Boor. He enjoyed his career as a gasoline tanker truck driver for Ashland Oil Company until his retirement. He loved his family and the many pets he had along the way, was a no-nonsense kind of guy that always tried to do right by other people in life. A private funeral service for the immediate family took place at Newcomer Funeral Home in New Albany, Indiana on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Donations can be made to Hospice or the SPCA in Joe's name. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/13/2015

DOUGLAS EUGENE DEPEW, 68, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Doug was predeceased by his parents, Martha and Ted Depew; and in-laws, Bob and Jeanne Post. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Lissa Depew; children, Doug (Jackie), Kelly, Colleen, and Tim (Brenda); brother, Charles Chandler; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Doug was a truck mechanic for many years at Spiegels and Beam Mack and was currently working as a driver for State Line Auto Auction. Doug raced locally for 36 years on asphalt and dirt in the racecar #22. A time of gathering with family and friends will be on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Doug's life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made in Doug's name to Chemung Fire Department, 679 Main St., Chemung, NY. –Sayre Morning Times 12/17/2015

FANNING –BARBARA FANNING BALDWIN went to be with the Lord and Jesus Christ on November 30, 2015. She was born January 5, 1924, the daughter of Edmund Sturgess Fanning and Margaret Joralemon Fanning on Maple Grove Farm where she lived for 20 years. She lived the remainder of her life on Fall Brook Road in the home built by her husband and father. Barbara graduated from Troy High School, Class of 1941, as Valedictorian - an accomplishment also achieved by her mother, brother Graydon and daughter, Anne. She was involved with all the class of 1941 reunions and enjoyed seeing her classmates. She grew up with a passionate love of reading that remained with her until the end. Barbara's work life began at the real estate/insurance office of Henry Mitchell, followed by employment at various Troy businesses ending with 35 years at Cummings Lumber Company, Inc. Two of her favorite pastimes were playing countless games of Triple Yahtzee with her special son-in-law, Brian Allen, and following the San Antonio Spurs with her daughter, Anne. Barbara had four beautiful daughters who were the love of her life, Kathleen (Thomas) D'Andrea of Cranberry Township, PA, Elaine Baldwin and husband, Carl Nelson of San Diego, CA, Anne (Robert) Hoeffner of San Antonio, TX, Kimberly (Brian) Allen of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Susan D'Andrea of Endicott, NY, Michael Hoeffner of San Antonio, TX, Kristen (Geoff) Wendell of Neenah, WI, Kaitlin (Andrew) Strope of Troy, PA; great-grandchildren, Sadie Beckett Wendell and Burke Anderson Wendell of Neenah, WI, Savannah Jayne Strope of Troy, PA; step-grandchildren, Brittany McHenry and Jathan Allen of Orangeville, PA. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Charles, to whom she was married for 68 years; her brother, William Fanning who was killed in Germany in World War II; brother, Graydon Fanning; and great-granddaughter, Olivia Grace Wendell. Private services will take place at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/2/2015

FERRI –ANITA FERRI MCCARTHY, 57, of Watkins Glen, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. She was born in Honesdale, PA on September 12, 1958 the daughter of George and Betty Ferri. She attended Pennridge High School in PA, and later graduated from Bradford Central School. Anita was a CNA at Schuyler Hospital, Unit 3, for ten years. She took pride in devoting herself to helping her patients feel alive and loved during their time at Schuyler. She coached Cinderella Softball for several years and was involved for over twenty years. She also enjoyed doing Macramé and going to Grateful Dead concerts with her husband John McCarthy. Anita was the backbone of her family. She loved her children, grandchildren, and her two dogs, Maddy Moo and Ginger Snap. She was always there for everyone around her and was like a second mother to many in the community. She will be truly missed. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, John McCarthy; daughters, Ivy McCarthy (Tyler Dale), of Watkins Glen, Hannah McCarthy (Brian Koehler) of Horseheads, Noelle McCarthy of Watkins Glen, and Taylor McCarthy (Robert Dupay) of Watkins Glen; four grandchildren, Oliver McCarthy, Celeste Dale, Briah Lynn Koehler and Tyler Elliott; her mother, Betty Ferri of Beaver Dams; sister, Lisa Doolittle of Beaver Dams; and her brother, Mark (Melody) Ferri of Tampa, FL. She was predeceased by her father, George Ferri; a son, Matt Elliott, and a brother, Bucky Ferri. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 28, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. A celebration of her life will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/2015

FICK –KATHRYN MAY MANEVAL, age 83 of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, formerly of Liberty and Covington, PA died Tuesday November 2, 1976. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral there Friday 3 p.m. Rev. Clarence G. Walters of Liberty, PA officiating and Rev. Paul R. O’Brien of Mansfield assisting. Family will furnish flowers. She is survived by one son, Paul of Mansfield; one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Sara) Wright of Montoursville, PA RD 2. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Navoo. She attended Mansfield United Methodist Church where she was an active member of the W.C.T.U. She was associated with Santa’s Gift Bag of Mansfield. Born July I, 1893 in Liberty daughter of Purley and Delilah Boswell Fick. –Unknown newspaper

RICHARD G. ‘RICK’ FOUST JR., 61, of Troy, PA (Columbia Twp.) passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at his home. Rick was born in Troy on September 29, 1954. He was one of five children in the family of Doris (Carl) and Richard “Dick” Foust Sr. of Ft. Meade, FL. Rick served in the Army and Marine Corps. He found his calling to dairy farming early in life and enjoyed working at the Ferguson and Landis Farms near Alba and the Case Farm near Sylvania. Rick also drove truck in earlier years. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, working on his Jeep, bowling and playing darts. Rick also was a big fan of the Troy Trojans, especially football. Surviving is his son, Jason (Casey) Foust of Canton; daughter, Amber Hostettler of Troy; Six grandchildren, Taylor Foust, Hunter Foust, Shayla Foust, Samara Foust, Trever Spiak and Samantha Spiak; four siblings, Robert Foust of Ft. Meade, Randy Foust of Canton, Connie (Brian) Sheppard of Carlisle and Joanne (Larry) Hall of Troy; a special cousin, Dale Foust of Troy and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Also a close friend, Larry Case of Troy. A life celebration for Rick will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to help his family with final expenses; Jason Foust, 1348 Spencer Rd., Canton, PA. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is in care of arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 12/1/2015

JOSEPH KING FRENCH, 79 of Frostproof, FL, formerly of Burnham Road, Centerville, PA died Feb. 20, 1999 in Martinsburg, WV. Born May 23, 1919 in Interlaken, NY he was the son of the late William and Helen King French. He was a retired truck driver for Leaseway Trucking Co. Mr. French was a WWII Army Veteran and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Jane Wrisley French of 52 years, his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Lonann French of Front Royal, VA, his daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Scott Greenisen of Boiling Springs, PA and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27, 1999 at the Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett, PA with Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be directed to Real Life Children’s Ranch, 7777 US Highway 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL. –Towanda Daily Review

GRAY –LADONNA C. JAYNE, age 69, of Laceyville, PA passed away at her home on Monday morning December 14, 2015 surrounded by her daughters and neighbor and faithful friend Sandi English. Ladonna was born on March 7, 1946 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late A. William (passed away December 24, 1975) and Alice M. Beaumont Gray (passed away January 6, 1999). She graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School with the class of 1964. After graduating high school Ladonna attended the Empire Beauty School in Binghamton, NY in 1964 and Scranton, PA in 1965. She was a woman of many talents as she owned Ladonna’s Beauty Salon in Wyalusing, PA; she also owned and operated Jayne’s Ceramics on Lacey Street (Laceyville) for over 25 years. Ladonna also baked specialty cakes for several years. She worked at the Senior Citizens Center in Tunkhannock, PA for over 10 years while serving as Director for the facility for five years up until her retirement on October 1, 2014. Ladonna actively volunteered for the Laceyville Elementary PTO and served on the Laceyville Library Board of Directors. She was a member of the Laceyville Business Association and also volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader. Ladonna loved being around her family and her many friends but her granddaughters were a huge part of her life. Ladonna is survived by her daughters: Delaina Jayne and her husband Duane Naugle Jr. and Delicia Brown and her husband Chris all of Laceyville, PA. She is also survived by her granddaughters Meira Naugle, Nadia Brown, Elliana Brown, Abriella Brown, and Aliza Brown all of Laceyville, PA; her brother, Patrick Gray and Ron Korenich of Pittsburgh, PA; sister Adelinda Young and her husband Karl of Englewood, FL; very dear friend Millie Goodwin of Laceyville, PA; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Ladonna is preceded in death by her brother, Larrison (Larry) Gray; her Aunt Margaret Gray; and her Uncle Paul Gray. Funeral services for Ladonna will be held on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville, PA with Lay Minister Vickie Ellis of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Lacey Street Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the United Mitochondrial Foundation 8085 Saltsburg Road, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA. This foundation was important to Ladonna as her granddaughter is fighting the disease. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

GREENE –JOANNE C. CHALMERS, 68, of Galeton, PA, died on Monday, December 14, 2015, at her home. Born June 30, 1947, in Wellsboro, PA, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Clara (Hurlbert) Greene. She was a 1965 graduate of Galeton High School. On October 30, 1965, in Galeton, she married the late Charles "Chuck" Chalmers, who preceded her in death in 2010. Joanne, along with her husband, Chuck, co-owned and operated Chalmers Excavating, Inc. for over 40 years. She was a member of the Lutheran faith and of the Galeton Women of the Moose. Joanne greatly enjoyed caring for her horses and dogs. Surviving are a daughter, Robin (Gary Seeley) Chalmers, Tuscarora, NY; a sister Marjorie Rawson, Galeton; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Anita Rae Louden, and a brother, LeRoy Butler. A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Teachers Pet Rescue, Coudersport. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/16/2015

THOMAS ALFRED HEAD, 69, of Macungie, Pa., formerly from Chemung, N.Y., died unexpectedly at home on Dec. 2, 2015. He was born on August 16,1946 to the late Marian Knowles and William (Bill) Head I. He attended Waverly Central School District, served in the United States Navy, and worked as an engineer for the Lehigh Valley Railroad/Conrail/Norfolk and Southern, retiring after 30-plus years. He worked beside his father William for many of those years on the railroad. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Shankweiler and daughter Jamie J. Head and her fiance Joel Robinson III and her sibling, Denise (Todd) Carpenter, Mark Wells, Marlene Kerwan (Greg Bodner), Sharlene (David) Clark, Jerry Wells, Shawn Carpenter, Laura Laub (Chris Borrelli), Gina Laub (Chris Dorward), Michael (Sarah) Shankweiler and former wife and friend Edna Head; sister Peggy (Jerry) Price, and brother William (Bill) Head II and Joan Johnson, step-sister Penny (Don) Fussell; several nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Brian (Sarah), Derek, Tyler, Benjamin, Bethanni, Anaya, William, Justine, Olivia and great-granddaughter Mina. He was predeceased by his parents, Marian Knowles and William Head I and step-mother Henrietta Head, sister-in-law Margaret Lamb Head and grandson Douglas Wells. There will be calling hours at the Athens Wesleyan Church, Sayre, Pa., on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. with a memorial immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family ask you to donate to the Sayre Historical Society, 103 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA. –Sayre Morning Times 12/9/2015

WYLAND P. HOUSEL, 79, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Broad Acres. He was the husband of Betty M. (Losinger) Housel, who preceded him in death in 2007. Wyland was born October 1, 1936, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Claude Rollins and Ina Elizabeth (Klouse) Housel. In his lifetime he was a line foreman at Commonwealth Telephone Co. for 32 years, earlier in life he worked for Dresser-Rand and also strung line for the cable TV company. Wyland was a member of the Wellsboro Moose Lodge 1147, Arnot Sportsman's Club, VFW in Wellsboro, and the American Legion in Blossburg. Surviving are his sons, Paul L. (Jackie) Housel, Colorado Springs, CO and Kirby G. (Lura) Housel, Wellsboro; daughter, Nancy (Rusty) Sandstrom, Arnot; grandchildren, Chad (Jessica) Sandstrom, Jason (Renee) Sandstrom, Zachery (Mikayla) Housel and Samantha Housel; great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Sandstrom and Jacob Sandstrom; sister, Mary Decker, Wellsboro, and his special friend, Sharon Knapp. In keeping with Wyland's wishes, there will be no services and his family suggests memorials may be made to the charity of choice . Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St., Wellsboro. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/25/2015

HUNSINGER –MARTHA M. HUGHES, age 70 of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, formerly of Tioga died on Monday October 6, 1980 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital at Elmira. She was born November 25, 1909 in Watkins Glen, NY the daughter of Ezra and Anna Rhoda Waring Hunsinger. She is the widow of Jeptha Hughes Sr. She was manager of Hughes Dairy Bar in Tioga for many years and she was a cook at Mill Creek for a number of years. She is survived by one son, Clark of Schertz, TX; one step-son, Jeptha Hughes Jr. of Elmira; one step-daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Adelaide) Bates of Kingston, NY; three grandchildren; three brothers: Alfred (Red) Hunsinger of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, Milton Hunsinger of Elmira, Clinton Hunsinger of Columbus, OH. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may6 call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. –Unknown newspaper

LONNIE RAYMOND JONES SR., age 64, of Troy, Pa., died on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa., surrounded by his loving family. Lonnie was the husband of Rosalita (Burguess) (Frost) Jones. He was born on March 30, 1951 in Sayre, Pa., a son of Lloyd and Barbara (Barrowcliff) Jones. Lonnie was a truck driver for 26 years and also worked at Husted's Sawmill. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Lonnie is survived by his wife, Rosalita; a daughter, Tammy Jo (Robert, Jr.) Jones-Stevens of Warren Center, Pa.; a son, Garron Frost and his friend, Lisa, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.; three additional children who wish not to be named; 24 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Cindy Ammerman of Troy, Pa.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert Jones Sr. of Canton, Pa., Dale (Colleen) Jones of Mainesburg, Pa., Bill (Penny) Jones of Canton, Pa. Lonnie was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Jones; son, Arthur Frost; granddaughter, Tiffany Frost; his parents and grandparents. A memorial benefit will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at the Mainesburg Community Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., to assist with funeral expenses. –Towanda Daily Review 12/10/2015

KENNEDY –ROSEMARY KENNEDY POULSON, 83, a resident of Chesterville, ME passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Sandy River Nursing Home in Farmington, Maine. Rosemary was born on December 15, 1932, the youngest child of Clarence and Rose (Cosgrove) Kennedy in Elmira, New York. Both sides of her family came from Ireland and settled in Elmira, where they started the Kennedy Valve Co.; whereby in 1940, the company received 3 Maritime Commission Awards to manufacture eight million valves for the Victory Fleet. They also produced a very efficient hydraulic fire hydrant that continues to be in use all over the world. Rosemary graduated from St. Peter and Paul and was Valedictorian of her class at Mount Saint Vincent Academy. She graduated from the University of Maine in Farmington in 1982, and received her Master's degree from the University of Maine, Orono. In 1957, she married Thomas H. Poulson, Sr. from East Orange, New Jersey, and together they had 6 children. Moving to Maine in 1971, Rosemary owned and operated Spencer Bay Camps on Moosehead Lake in Greenville for many years. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to "Shoe String Enterprises" and her own local newspaper, The Greenville Calendar, which later became the Moosehead Messenger. She took pride in her coverage of the important issues facing the Moosehead Lake Region and had a lighter side which people might remember from her column "Newsy Notes from Madeline Moose". She also went on to become the Editor of the Franklin Journal in Farmington, and a Features writer for the Central Maine Morning Sentinel in Waterville. She served as a Selectman in Chesterville, Chairwoman of The Franklin County Republican Party, she was a member of the Chesterville Grange, a 4-H Leader, a former member of the choir at St. Michael Our Savior in New York, former parishioner at Holy Family Catholic Church in Greenville, and Saint Rose of Lima in Jay, where she served as The Regent and Recording Secretary of The Daughters of Isabella. She also worked for many years for Maine Catholic Charities with at risk youth. She was a Literacy Volunteer, an Adult Educator, and taught all of her children to sing. Rosemary opened her heart and her home to many young people in addition to her 6 children, often providing meals and a safe haven for them. She was a formidable woman with strong values and a quick wit and never backed down in the face of adversity. Like her name implies, Rosemary will be remembered fondly and missed by many. Rosemary is survived by her five daughters; Stefanie, Josefa, Christine, Katherine, and Margaret; and her only son, Thomas H. Poulson, Jr. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 29th, from 2-4 PM and 6-8PM at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine and a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am on Wednesday, December 30th at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 1 Church Street, in Jay, Maine. Interment will be held at Webster Cemetery, Route 156, Farmington, Maine. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/23/2015

DENNIS J. KOBBE, 61, of 6 Ivy St., Bath, died Wednesday April 1, 2009, at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center in Elmira. He was born in Elmira, November 24, 1947, the son of Earl and Lucille Richlin Kobbe. Dennis was a 1965 graduate of Southside High School in Elmira, served in the Naval Air Force from 1966-1968. He then worked for Welliver Construction from 1969-1981 as a bricklayer, he was a bartender at the Hammondsport Legion for several years, and then in 1983, he became a corrections officer with N.Y. State working at Sing-Sing, Attica and then retiring from Groveland in 2005. He was a member of the Bath Legion, Bath VFW, and the Bath Lodge of Elks. Surviving are his longtime companion, Barbara G. Allen of Bath; son, Jody Kobbe of Millerton, PA; daughter, Colleen (Ron) Johnson of WA; brothers, Donald (Jean) Kobbe of Elmira and Danny Joe Kobbe of Elmira; sisters, Linda (Roger) Balmer of Horseheads and Ann (Tom Mason) Kanary of Hornell; Barb's children, Bonnie (Lee) Covell, Barbara (Bill) Fries, Beverly Allen and David (Carmella) Allen, and Donna Sue (Jeff) Kerrick; grandchildren, John James, Joseph, and Lauren Kobbe, Nicholas, Nikita and Samantha Johnson, Jason, Jimmy and Ann Marie Covell, Bill and Katlyn Fries, and Jake and Mary Allen; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday, April 8th, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the La Marche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport where Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m., Maureen O'Nell will officiate. An Elks service will immediately follow the funeral service. Interment with full Military Honors will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. After the interment, everyone is invited to the Bath Legion for a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Finger Lakes Humane Society, 76315 State Route 54, Bath, NY or a charity of one's choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/3/2009

JAMES KREIDLER JR., age 44 of Dundee passed away on Saturday, March 5th 2016 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. James was born in Elmira on January 26th 1972, son of the late James and Sandra (Bush) Kreidler Sr. James loved to spend time with his family. He loved the outdoors and racing. James is survived by his wife of 25 years, Nicole; children, James (Amanda) Kreidler III and Christina Kreidler; grandson, James Kreidler IV; sister, Debra (Carl) VonRapacki; brothers, Brian and Brandon Kreidler; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, March 9th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8pm. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/7/2016

MILLER –NAOMI A. BROWN, 52, of Forksville, wife of Stanley W. Brown died Tuesday afternoon Aug. 15, 1989) at her home following a relatively short illness. She was born Feb. 22, 1937 in Forksville, a daughter of the late Frederick and Delores Beven Miller. She was a life-time Sullivan County resident and had graduated from the Loyalsock High School. She was a member of the Forksville Fire Company, the Sullivan Co. Fire-Police Association and was secretary of the Sullivan Co. Fire Dept. For years she had been involved with many 4-H programs and the Sullivan Co. Little League. She was also instrumental in helping get EMT training and trained operators in the Forksville area for the ambulance and fire company. She had also been a driver for the Forksville Fire Co. for many years. She and her husband, Stanley had for many years run the chicken barbeques for the Pennsylvania Bow Hunters Festival in Forksville. Surviving is her husband, Stanley W. at home; five daughters, Mrs. Marilee Kintzer of Muncy, Mrs. Linda Etzel, Miss Sarah Brown, both of Forksville, Mrs. Darlene Fenton of Wichita, Kansas and Miss Marlene Brown of Canoga Park, CA; three sons, Frederick with the US Air Force at Oklahoma City, OK, Steven and Tracy, both at home; three brothers, Norman Miller of Mildred, Henry Miller and Larry Miller, both of Carlisle; on sister, Mrs. Nesta Myers of Forksville; five grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Forksville United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Reynolds, pastor officiating. There will be no viewing. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Sullivan Co. Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are being made through the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review

JOSHUA KEVIN MORSE of Elmira NY. Born May 18, 1993 died unexpectedly on December 2, 2015. Survived by his wife, Amanda Morse; daughters, the loves of his life, Lillie Marree and Lana Leigh; his father, Kevin Brown and mother, Bobbie Jo Morse and Eric Field; grandparents, Robert and Judith Morse; special grandmother and friend, Glenda Brown; his brother, Jeremy Kelly; and sister, Jessica Kelly; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends. Joshua was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed cars and working on them. His favorite song was Forever Young. Calling hours are from 4-5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave, Elmira, NY with a Memorial service to follow. Reverend Jane Winters officiating. Memorials in his memory may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church. –Towanda Daily Review 12/4/2015

MORSE –STACY LEE (MORSE) MARBAKER - On Sunday, December 13th, 2015, former Canton resident Stacy Lee (Morse) Marbaker passed away unexpectedly at her residence in Troy. She was 49 years of age. Born in Rochester, N. H. on September 16th, 1966, she was the daughter of Karen Morse. Throughout most of her adult life Stacy was employed as a home health care worker. She was the beloved wife of Martin Marbaker. Stacy is survived by her husband, Martin, at home, son, Joseph Light of Schwenksville, Pa., daughters: Stephanie (& Steve) Reynolds of R. I. and Joanna Gasparo of Grover, as well as grandchildren Haley, Christopher, Kayden, Jaylynn, Aubrey, Chastity and Max. In keeping with the family’s wishes all services are private. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

MULLINEX –VELDA MAE (MULLINEX) FASSETT age 86, of Wyalusing, Pa., passed away on Nov. 25, 2015, at Golden Living Nursing Home, Tunkhannock, Pa. from natural causes. Veleda was born on May 28, 1929, at home on Bunnell Hill in Meshoppen, Pa., to the late Ernest and Lillian (Redmond) Mullinex. Veleda attended the Jenningsville, Pa., school and graduated in 1945. She was a housewife and also worked for many years at the Herman Rynvelds & Son plant in New Albany until it closed in 1991. Veleda married the late Henry Levo Fassett Sr. on April 2, 1945 and enjoyed 51 years of marriage raising five children. Her joy was her family and being a farmer's housewife for many years. After retiring, she enjoyed many trips to Florida visiting her family there, and visiting grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed playing bingo at the Park Place Wyalusing senior center and listening to music, especially country and western, and hymnals. Veleda was a resident of Park Place from 1997 until 2013 when she went to Golden Living Nursing Home. Veleda was predeceased by her mother, Lillian Mullinex, who passed in 1967; her father Ernest Mullinex, who passed away in 1973; a brother Anson Leroy Mullinex in 1982; her beloved husband, Henry Fassett on Jan. 24, 1996; and a son in law, David Decker of St. Augustine, Fla., in 2013. She is survived by: a brother, Redmond Mullinex of Athens, Pa.; a sister, Loretta Wittig, Tunkhannock, Pa.; five children, Henry and Merlyn Fassett, Laceyville, Pa., Bonnie Decker Lovelton, Pa., Sharon Wilk of Fresno, Calif., Carol and John Newmans of St. Augustine, Fla., Dale Fassett, also of St. Augustine, Fla.; her grandchildren, William and Andrea Fassett, Nicholson, Pa., Paul Fassett of Meshoppen, Pa., Deborah and Robert Freve of Green Cove, Fla., Jody Beasley of St. Augustine, Fla., Nicole Algar of Lovelton, Pa., Matthew Wilk of Texas, April and William Hallford of Abilene, Texas, Kristina Cheng of Fresno, Calif., Jessica and Keith Smith of Fresno, Calif., Christopher and Teri Newmans of St. Augustine, Fla., Daniel Newmans of St. Augustine, Fla., Jamie and Edward Linski of Laceyville, Pa., Nichole and Nathan Casselbury of Monroeton, Pa., Derek Fassett of Towanda, Pa.; her great-grandchildren, Sophia and Olivia Fassett of Nicholson, Pa., Cody and Zachary Middle of St. Augustine, Fla., Caitlin and Nicholas Algar of Lovelton, Pa., Matthew and Harley Wilk of Texas, Kaitlin, Bradley Halford of Abilene, Texas, Lauren Wilk of Fresno, Calif., Rylie Smith of Fresno, Calif., Samantha Knolles of Wyalusing, Pa., Colton and Cooper Linski of Laceyville, Pa., Kiera Casselbury of Monroeton, Pa., Aliya Fassett, Towanda, Pa.; and one great-great-granddaughter, Braelyn Cobb of Wyalusing, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Reverend Dr. Karen Ballard of the Rome Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at Vaughn Cemetery in Mehoopany, Pa. Viewing will be from noon until 2 p.m., with services starting promptly at 2 p.m. Pallbearers are: grandsons: William, Paul and Derek Fassett; grandson-in-law, Ed Linski; grandson-in-law, Nathan Casselbury; and grandson-in-law Steven Linski. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY. The family of Veleda Fassett wish to thank the staff of Golden Living Tunkhannock for the care Veleda received while a resident there. We also wish to thank everyone who has called, emailed, texted, and facebook messaged condolences. Your heartfelt expressions of love and remembrance eases our hearts at the loss of our mother, grandmother, great -grandmother and sister. –Towanda Daily Review 11/28/2015

MURPHY –JULIA A. WATSON, D.C. age 80 of Mansfield, PA died October 3, 1997 at home. She was born September 10, 1917 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Edward & Mary Button Murphy. Julia was a self employed Chiropractor in Mansfield. She graduated from the B.J. Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA, class of ’69 and was a member of the College Alumni Association. She was a 25 year member of the Concept Therapy Institute and a member of the PA State Association of Chiropractors. Julia is survived by 2 sons & daughters-in-law, Robert & Sandra Watson of Lindley, NY, John & Mary Lou Watson of Beaver Dams, NY; daughter & son-in-law, Judith & William Button of Mansfield, PA; daughter-in-law, Ethelyn Eaton of Hornby, NY; 3 brothers, Gerald Murphy of Corning, NY, Richard Murphy of Westminster, MD & John Pickup of Meadville, PA; 13 grandchildren & 28 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by 3 children: Susan, Timothy & James. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM & on Monday 1/2 PM. Funeral services will follow there on Monday at 2:00 PM with Rev. John West officiating. Burial in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Coopers Plains, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette

NEWTON –DORIS E. ‘PAT’ (NEWTON) SEBRING of South Montrose, passed away at her daughter’s home on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. A life-long resident of Bridgewater Township, she had spent the last five years in West Chester, Pa. Doris was born in Bridgewater Twp, PA on March 30, 1916. She was the wife of Lee E. Sebring, and the daughter of Charles and Lucille (Chase) Newton, who predeceased her in death. She was also predeceased by her sisters Elva and Norma, her sister-in-law Charlotte, and their spouses, and her niece Margo (Wheeler) Smith, and nephew Guy Johnson. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Robert and Shirley Sullivan of West Chester, Pa, three grandchildren, Dr. Bob and Rebecca Sullivan of South Montrose, Michael and Patty Sullivan of Glen Mills, Pa, and Kathleen and Jeremy Schallack of West Chester, Pa. Doris had great pride in her ten great grandchildren, Alannah and Lee Sullivan, South Montrose, Ryan, Matt, Maura, and Abby Sullivan of Glen Mills PA and Tim, J.T., Brandon and Nathan Schallack of West Chester, PA. Doris was an active member of her church, and served in many capacities. She was a Past Matron of the Eastern Star, and was also a member of BPW and the Monday Evening Club. She was an avid knitter, loved crocheting, and loved spending time with family and friends at Cranberry Lake. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the South Montrose Community Church, South Montrose, PA, with the Rev. Jane Pykus officiating. Visitations will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Lynn Cemetery. Please, no flowers, the church is beautifully decorated for Christmas, and she requested all donations to go the South Montrose Community Church. Arrangements have been made by the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

NIXON –NANCY ANN MOONEY of North Andover, Mass. died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at Edgewood Retirement Community.Nancy was born in Nahant, Mass., June 30, 1924, daughter of the late George W. Nixon and Emma A. (Walton) Nixon. She was raised in Nahant and Lynn, Mass., and was a 1941 graduate of Lynn English High School.In August 1944, Nancy married the late Richard W. Mooney with whom she enjoyed 70 years of marriage. Together, they raised a family in Marblehead, Mass. and Towanda, Pa., with time also spent in London, England and Trondheim, Norway. After seeing her three children receive undergraduate degrees, Nancy pursued her own higher education. After moving to New Jersey, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew University - graduating in 1979.In 1983, Nancy and her husband Dick retired to Deering, N.H., where they had many joy filled years - entertaining friends and traveling. They moved to North Andover, Mass. in 2000. Wherever, she lived, everyone who visited received a warm welcome and lovingly prepared meals. Nancy Ann Mooney, of North Andover, Mass. died Saturday, Dec. 5 at Edgewood Retirement Community.Nancy was born in Nahant, Mass., June 30, 1924, daughter of the late George W. Nixon and Emma A. (Walton) Nixon. She was raised in Nahant and Lynn, Mass., and was a 1941 graduate of Lynn English High School.In August 1944, Nancy married the late Richard W. Mooney with whom she enjoyed 70 years of marriage. Together, they raised a family in Marblehead, Mass. and Towanda, Pa., with time also spent in London, England and Trondheim, Norway. After seeing her three children receive undergraduate degrees, Nancy pursued her own higher education. After moving to New Jersey, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew University - graduating in 1979.In 1983, Nancy and her husband Dick retired to Deering, N.H., where they had many joy filled years - entertaining friends and traveling. They moved to North Andover, Mass. in 2000. Wherever, she lived, everyone who visited received a warm welcome and lovingly prepared meals. –Towanda Daily Review 12/12/2015

MR. RICHARD WILLIAM PALMER, age 63, of Dushore, PA and formerly of Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at home. Richard was born on June 26, 1952 in Sayre, PA a son of William Richard Palmer and Marjorie Johnson Darnell. Richard was born and raised in the Dushore area and then moved away to Georgia and had just recently moved back six months ago. While in Georgia he worked in construction and was involved in logging. He was formerly a stock car driver in Chemung, NY. Surviving: father & step-mother: William & Linda Palmer of Dushore, PA, Mother and step-father:, Marjorie and Charles “Okie” Darnell of Macedonia, PA, Son: Shane Palmer Sugar Run, PA, Daughter, Melanie (Paul) Mingle Cicero, NY. He is also survived by three grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Dena Palmer. Funeral Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Dushore Fire Co. and Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 1, Dushore, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

DWAYNE EDDY PLAISTED - It is with great sadness that we announce the recent loss of our loved one, Dwayne Eddy Plaisted. Dwayne was born snd raised in Chemung, N.Y. and rnoved to South Carolina after college, settling in Taylors, S.C. Dwayne was a graduate of Waverly High School and Aifred State College. He also held many professional licenses in the insurance business. Left to cherish Dwayne's memory are parents Edwin and Sylvia Piaisted of Chemung, New York; sister, Donna (David) Ptaisted Horton of Liverpool, New York; brother, Steve Piaisted (Stephanie) of Canandaigua, New York; close friend Jan Haire of South Carolina; nephews Christopher and Matthew (Angie) Plaisted, Dalton and Devin Horton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Dwayne will also be missed greatly by his family at the Unity Church of Greenville, S.C., and also his long-time dance group members who believe him to be the best Waltz partner, unrivaled. Dwayne was dedicated to helping many victims of natural disasters throughout America through his work as a claims adjuster. Dwayne felt great pride in helping people to get their lives back in order as soon as possible. Dwayne was an avid hiker and especially loved Newfound Gap in the Srnokey Mountains National Park. He also enjoyed volunteering to help others through his church and dance club. Dwayne was also a good chef and enjoyed making special meals for friends and family. A memorial service was held on Nov. 18, 2015 by the Rev. James King at Unity Church of Greenville to celebrate Dwayne's life. His wish was for us to "Dance and be Happy." –Sayre Morning Times 12/5/2015

EDWARD R. PRATT, 89, of Hallstead, PA went home to be with the Lord on December 9, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Alyce. He is survived by his four children, Robert and Sharon Pratt, Barbara and Jeffrey Pierce, Kathleen and Michael Biller, and David Pratt; five grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Lorrie, Megan, and Abby; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Catherine Scavazzo; and several nieces and nephews. Ed was a proud veteran, serving with the US Army during WWII. He was formerly a member of the VFW Post #6223 and the American Legion Post #357. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a machinist for General Electric and a part time stone quarryman. He and Alyce were completely dedicated to each other. He was a loving family man and a very kind person. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Inc., Hallstead. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stateline Wesleyan Church, 26710 US 11. (His mother, Maud Alice Carpenter was widowed from Louis Pratt, so then she married Arthur Woodruff). –Contributed by Carol Brotzman

EDWIN M. REESE JR. age 94 of Horseheads, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015. Edwin was predeceased by his loving wife, Betty, in 2001 Edwin is survived by his sister-in-law, Freda Allen of Elmira Heights, nieces and nephews, Ralph T. Allen of Jermyn, PA, Judy (George) Carlyle of Horseheads, Beth (Thomas) Osborne of Big Flats; and several nieces and nephews. Edwin was an employee at the Westinghouse Plant for many years and at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA prior to his retirement. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. It was Edwin's wish that there be no prior visitation. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Edwin with memorials to the Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/19/2015

ELLSWORTH L. ‘PETE’ ROBINSON, age 83 of Westlake St., Horseheads passed away Sat. Dec. 12, 2015. He was born in Granville, PA on Feb. 21, 1932 to William James Robinson and Etta Viola Boyce. He was predeceased by his wife, Eveline "Mary" Robinson in 2012; and daughter, Jane Robinson in 2014. He is survived by his daughters, Dotty and Ron McClure of Covington, PA, Mary and Kent McDonald of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; grandchildren, Wendy (Brad) Bailey, Wayne (Dana) McClure, Jason (Kimberly) McDonald; five great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews; brother, Harold (Julia) Robinson of Elmira. Pete was also predeceased by his brothers and sister, Cliff, Malcolm, Ralph, Thelma, Othel, Paul and Fred. Pete was a longtime maintenance worker at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira. He was a decorated veteran of US Army and member of Faith Tabernacle Church in Elmira Heights. In his leisure, he enjoyed Elmira Pioneers Baseball and a good game of Bingo. Family and friends are invited to call at the Faith Tabernacle Church, 155 Lenox Ave., Horseheads on Wed. December 16, 2015 from 1-3:00 p.m. His service with military honors will follow there in church at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Faith Tabernacle Church, 155 Lenox Ave., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/15/2015

MR. JEFFREY LUCAS ROLISON, age 59, of Colley, PA passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015 at home. Jef was born on May 22, 1956 in Bristol, PA a son of the late Charles Leslie Rolison Sr. and Doris Jean Lucas Rolison. He graduated from the Pennsbury High School a member of the class of 1974. He worked for Proctor & Gamble Paper Products in Mehoopany, PA for the last 30 years until the time of his death as the Mehoopany Family Care Site Converting Technical Data Base Owner. Jef enjoyed traveling and visiting the wineries. He was a connoisseur of food and enjoyed cooking and making appetizers while he entertained his family and friends. He loved all animals especially his cats. He also enjoyed hunting and his favorite beverage Heineken beer. He was a very active member of the BMW Club of America as he enjoyed collecting antique BMW cars and had a large collection of cars. Surviving are his companion of 25 years, Mary Lou Murray Dushore, PA, her children: Stacey, Farley, Kristi eJennifer, two brothers: Richard Robert Rolison Tinicum, PA and Brian (Maureen) Rolison Langhorne, PA, twin nieces: Sondra Rolison Kintnersville, PA and Cheryl (Steven) Edelson Philadelphia, PA, three nephews: Nicholas Rolison Kintnersville, PA, twins: Jonathan Rolison Langhorne, PA and Jesse Rolison Langhorne, PA  Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Charles L. Rolison Jr., of Newtown, PA. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Colley Cemetery, Colley, PA with the Rev. Linda Renninger, officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford Country Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. –Funeral home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman

GERALD BLAINE SAYLOR of St. Thomas and formerly Sharbot Lake, Ontario, passed away at Caressant Care Mary Bucke, St. Thomas, on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 in his 91st year. He was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Tuthill) Saylor (2012). He was the dear father of Ronald Saylor (Carol) of Towanda, Pa., Alma Saylor of Anderson, S.C., and Diane Kelsey (Kelvin) of Aylmer, Ontario. He is also survived by a sister Janice, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Sharon Saylor (1987), a brother Norman and a sister Arlene. Gerald was born in Towanda, Pa., on Feb. 19, 1925, the son of the late Blaine and Maude (Schmeckenbecker) Saylor. He was a general contractor, he came to Canada in 1973 and resided in Eastern Ontario most of the time. Cremation has taken place and a family gathering will be held at a later date. Donations to the charity of one's choice are appreciated by the family. –Sayre Morning Times 12/19/2015

JEFFERY G. SEELYE of Sylvania, PA, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 at his home. Jeff was born on July 15, 1995 in Sayre, PA, son of Earl J. Seelye of Sugar Branch Lake and Catherine (Clark) Seelye of Sylvania, PA. He attended Troy High School and was Christian by faith. He enjoyed gaming on his X-Box, fishing, and camping with his family. Jeff is survived by his parents Earl J. Seelye and Catherine (Dan Worden) Seelye of Sylvania, his daughter, Kennedy, his step children Latreya and Tyler Barrett, his brother, Sherman Payne of Washington State and his sister, Michele (Robert) Boyer of Towanda, grandmother, Phyllis Seelye of Lawrenceville, uncles and aunts: Greg (Carol) Button of Lawrenceville, PA, Mike (Karline) Clark of South Dakota, Brian Seelye of Blossburg, PA, Phyllis Parker of Galeton, PA, Melonie Smith of New York State, and Kathleen Seelye of Lawrenceville, several other nieces nephews and cousins, and special friends Kelly and Brandi Fitzwater and Austin and Abbigayl Brown. Jeff was preceded in death by his great grandparents Herbert and Ruth Well, his grandmother Florence “Toots” Clark, his grandfathers Art Clark and James Seelye, and “Grandma Connie Lee”. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1:00-3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Sylvania Church of Christ, 2486 Sylvania Rd., Troy, PA. The service will follow viewing at 3:00 pm at the church with Rev. George Ogden officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Jeff’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E 3rd St., Williamsport, PA or American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA and Jeff’s family invites everyone to the “Walk In My Shoes” Walk for the prevention of suicides on May 7, 2016 at Alpron Park in Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/1/2016

DONALD ROBERT SHELLARD - If his spirit alone could have kept him alive, he would have lived another thousand years. Donald Robert Shellard of Saco, Pa. and Towanda, Pa. passed away unexpectedly and peacefully with his sisters at his side. He fought his battles in spite of it all and enjoyed life to the fullest for 55 years. Known as the "Mayor of Saco" and named after his father and Dr. Donald Guthrie, Donald was born on July 24, 1960 in Sayre, Pa. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, attended Towanda Vocational Tech. School and was a graduate of Athens Area High School, class of 1980. Donald's hobbies include fishing with friends and family, carpentry, gardening, his pets on the farm, bowling, hunting with his dad and crafts with his mother. Donald especially enjoyed his salmon fishing trip with cousin Ronnie Moore and Howard Lantz and Bill Vaughn in Canada, and a Florida vacation trip with his sisters, Sunday dinners with Sue and Lloyd "Ricky" Gustin on their Meshoppen, Pa. farm and visits from family and friends. Visiting with his neighbors, Don made sure the gossip was spread fair and square. He sincerely enjoyed life and woke everyday with optimism unlike many others. He would remind others that "you can't give up!" Don's final years at the Towanda Personal Care Home were a positive experience and he appreciated his home away from home. He enjoyed the company of everyone including the staff, Ralph his roommate and residents. Donald Robert is survived by his sisters, Tina Marie (George) Lasco, Brenda Louise (Mike) Lamb; special niece, Stephanie (Yan) Salcedo; nephews, T.J. Satterly, Ryan Lasco and Myles Lasco; and niece, Dakota Satterly; aunts, Betty Vandeventer of Florida, Rena Newton of California; and many, many dear cousins and relatives. He is predeceased by his parents, Donald Miller Shellard and Pauline Gustin Shellard; grandparents, Ernest and Rachel Shellard of Sayre, Pa. and Northampton, Pa., Robert Lloyd Gustin and Charlotte Whitehead Gustin of Burlington, Pa.; aunt, June Higley and Louise (James Moore) of Sayre, Pa., Robert Vandeventer of Missouri, Denis Newton of California, Elsie and George Scott of Florida; and lifelong friends, Howard Lantz, Tom Fairchild Sr. and Fenton Wilcox. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Diabetes Association or the Bradford County Humane Society in memory of Donald R. Shellard. Please light a candle and say a prayer for our beloved brother. ... We love you and miss you ... with a heavy heart and a smile on our faces. Thank you for the memories, Donnie, may you finally rest in heaven. –Towanda Daily Review 12/1/2015

SUSAN L. SMITH age 54, formerly of Elmira, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 17, 2015 in Sioux City, Iowa. Susan was born in Elmira, the daughter of Joan (Enyedy) Smith of Elmira and the late Richard H. Smith. She is also predeceased by her brother, Stacy. In addition to her mother, Susan is survived by brothers, Shawn of Elmira, Richard and David of Washington State and Christopher of Pennsylvania. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/19/2015

MR. ROBERT RANKIN SHEPPARD, age 85, of White Stone, Va., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at home with his loving family at his side. Robert was born on Jan. 8, 1930 in Alexander, N.C., a son of the late Carl Arthur and Ella Pearl Campbell Sheppard. He married the former Audrey Marie Hunsinger of Dushore, Pa. on Feb. 14, 1953 at Zion Chapel and they celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this past February. Robert honorably served his country during the Korean War and also the Vietnam conflict and then retired from the United States Marine Corps after 28 years of faithful and honorable service achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He then worked for the U.S. Dept. of Labor and retired in 1975.Robert enjoyed golfing, fishing and was an expert gardener. He was a 50 year member of Evergreen Lodge No. 163, Monroeton, Pa. and other Masonic organizations. Surviving are his spouse, Audrey M. Sheppard at home; daughter, Karen (Kenneth) Benza of White Stone, Va.; son, Kim Robert Sheppard of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, Branden Charles Benza and Kalin Ann Benza of White Stone, Va.; sister, Helen Dempsey of Allen Park, Mich.; two brothers, Sam Sheppard of Mars, Pa., Roy Sheppard of South Gate, Mich. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Carl A. Sheppard Jr. and a sister, Ruth Lindsey. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at the Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier, pastor of Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, officiating. Graveside Military Services will be accorded by members of the U.S. Marine Corps Honors Detail. Memorial contributions may be directed to Zion Chapel, P.O. Box 460, Dushore, PA or the Alzheimer's Association, 4600 Cox Rd., No. 130, Glen Allen, VA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 12/9/2015

MR. WILLIAM JAMES SHUTES formerly of Wellsboro, PA., passed away at Fort Lauderdale FL. on November 7, 2015 following a brief illness. Bill as he was known by his family and friends was a kind gentle person who will be remembered for his caring personality, his love for children, and how he enjoyed seeing people smile. Never wanting to see people around him hurting or down over life's struggles Bill would often times put others needs ahead of his own well-being. He was a Christian man and most of all he cherished every moment he spent with his son, Crae and the time he had raising him. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and love him. He is survived by his father James M. (Ubelia) Shutes of FL., his mother Virginia "Ginny" (George) Riseborough of Grand Manan Island, NB, Canada. His son Crae of AZ. Four brothers ; Michael J. (Tiffany) Shutes of Myrtle Beach, SC., Richard A. Shutes of FL., Randy (Danielle) Riseborough of Nantucket, MA., and Kenneth (Denise) Riseborough also of Nantucket, MA., and Gadsen, AL. Also two sisters; Heather (Duane) Morgan of Mansfield, PA., and Erika (Tim) Price of Tampa, FL.; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends he made along his journey through life. He was predeceased by one son Cael and friend Ruthann Trabulsi. A memorial service will take place at Roseville United Methodist Church, Roseville, PA., on December 12, 2015 at 11:00 am with Pastor Tim Parker officiating. Messages of condolences and memorial pledges may be made through Ells Funeral Home Inc., Grand Manan Island, NB, Canada. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/10/ 2015

SIVERS –CLARICE S. WOOD formerly of Sayre, died Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Canterbury Place Skilled Nursing Facility in Pittsburgh, PA. She was born to Perley and Elma Sturdevant Sivers in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA on December 21, 1920. Clarice was the longest-lived of her four brothers and sister. Clarice was a graduate of Laceyville High School in 1938 and a graduate of Robert Packer Hospital of Nursing in 1944. She was married to Eldyn Wood for more than 45 years until his death in 1991. She worked over 30 years as a Registered Nurse at Robert Packer Hospital in many areas including the operating room, post-anesthesia recovery, and nursing recruiting. Clarice was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Sayre and most recently attended Waverly United Methodist Church. She was a Volunteer at Robert Packer Hospital, Meals on Wheels, and the Red Cross. She enjoyed working crosswords, traveling, crocheting, babysitting, and following the news. Clarice was able to live independently into her 90s. Clarice is the mother of Charles Wood of Pittsburgh and David Wood of North Wales, and mother-in-law to Nancy Wood of Pittsburgh. She is the beloved grandmother of Amy Wood of North Wales and part of inspiration for her nursing career. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 10am – 12pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 12pm with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a gift to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY or the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. –Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

WESLEY SPENCER, 76, of Tunkhannock passed away at his home Monday. He was born in Canton, Pa. on July 15, 1939 and he was the son of the late Clarence and Maud Phipps Spencer. Wesley was a graduate of the Canton High School and he earned a degree from Penn State University in Agronomy. Wesley married the former Anne Marie Gallo on Dec. 27, 1964. Wesley was a Director of the Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus for 20 years, and a member of Southern Tier Barbershop, and he worked at Agway for 29 years and Prudential for 12 years. In addition to his parents Wesley is preceded in death sister Ellen Powell, brother Phillip Spencer, brother-in-laws Paul Mulford and John Lightfoote. In addition to his wife he is survived by daughters Kelly Spencer of Tunkhannock, Susan and husband John Pylypciw of Palmyra, son John and wife Debbie Spencer Carlisle, brothers: Stan and wife Carol Spencer of NY, Steve and wife Hildegard Spencer of State College, sisters Margaret Mulford of NY and Evelyn Lightfoote, NY, a nephew Marvin and his wife Sherry Spencer of Troy, and 3 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Saint. Peter’s Episcopal Church 3832 SR. 6 Tunkhannock, Pa. on Sat. Dec. 19th at 11am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman 12/16/2015

RICHARD F. STILLMAN, 67, of Milan, Pa., passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at home with his family by his side. He was born Oct. 17, 1948 in Waverly, N.Y. the son of the late Glenn and Ruth McIntosh Stillman. Richard graduated Athens High School in 1966, attended Penn State College and owned the Sunoco Gas Station in Chemung, NY from 1970 to 1974, then going to work for the Ingersoll Rand for 30 plus years as an Industrial Electrician. He was currently employed by Source for Teachers as a Para Professional for BLaST Classrooms. Richard was a former member of the Big Pond Lions Club, French Choppers Camping Club, Boy Scout Troop Leader with the Webelos, served as the President of the Ingersoll Rand Service Club and was an Honorary Member of the Diahoga Hose Fire Company. Richard enjoyed watching NASCAR and followed Cale Yarborough, and was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.He is predeceased by his brother, Gary Stillman, daughter, Nancy Lynn Stillman and nephews: Jamie Stillman and Boyd Joseph Carlyle. Richard is survived by his wife of 47 years Linda Stillman at home; children Nancy Rohde and Tim Bennett of Towanda, Pa., Neal and Angela Stillman of New Orleans, La.; grandchildren: Nicholas Stillman, Justin Rohde, Shelby Stillman and Bridget Stillman; sisters Elizabeth and Richard Twigg of Navarre, Fla., Gail and Tom Chilson of Towanda, Pa., and Sue Dodge of Sayre, Pa.; brother, Frank and Terri Stillman of Waverly, N.Y. Friends and family may call from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with the Pastor Listen Pepper officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Richard's memory to the Athens Booster Club, 401 West Frederick Street, Athens, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 12/5/2015

GARY D. STONE, 66, of Springville passed away peacefully at home with his wife, Chickie at his side on December 8, 2015. They were married 17 years on October 3. He was born in Meshoppen, PA on November 24, 1949 to the late Clifford and Betty (Williams) Stone. Surviving are his wife, Cathy (Chickie) Stone, two sons and daughter-in-law, Johnathon Stone and friend, Tess, Florida, Justine and Susan Stone, Tunkhannock, PA, six grandchildren, Haleigh, Hannah, Justin Jr., Isabella, Sienna and Allie, two brothers, Jerry Stone, West Nicholson, PA, Sonny Stone, Tunkhannock, PA, four sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Don Lockhart, Springville, PA, Sherry and Ted Sprague, West Nicholson, PA, Linda Baker, Nicholson, PA, Cinda Faux, Nicholson, PA. He was also predeceased by his step-son, Charlie Shaver. Gary was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, he loved his family. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He did mason work and also enjoyed working with wood. He was very artistic and made many gifts for his family that will be cherished in his memory. A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

KEVIN E. SUTTON, 35, of Waverly, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at home. He was born on March 26, 1980 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Paul and Mary Louise Hakes Sutton. A full obituary will appear in Friday's edition of the Morning Times. Memorial donations may be made in Kevin's memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA to help offset the funeral expenses. –Sayre Morning Times 12/17/2015

DERWOOD “Woody” TYLER, 73, of Bellingham and formerly of Greenfield, died Monday, November 30, 2015 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Christine "Tina" (Procak) Tyler for 44 years. Born in Towanda, PA on May 2, 1942, he was the son of the late Raymond B. and Annis L. (Grow) Tyler. Woody was raised in Laceyville, PA, graduated from Wyalusing High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration for Rutgers University. Woody was Vice President of Finance and Human Resources at Sybron Corporation where he was employed for 23 years until moving to Greenfield. There he joined Money Concepts, an international financial planning organization as a district manager and became president of his own financial planning center in 1989. He also became Regional Director for Western Mass. and Vermont. He moved to Bellingham in 2012 where he continued the operation of his financial planning center until his death. Woody was active in the Mason Republican Lodge A.F. & A.M. and served as master from 1999 to 2001. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by two daughters, Melanie Rae Miller - Barton, NY and Tara Tyler Berry and her husband Jake of Franklin, a sister Dodi Moncrief of Bridgeton, NJ, and a brother Ray Tyler of Turbotville, PA. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Nathen, Stephanie and Daniel Miller and Paige Berry and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services on Saturday, December 5 at 10 a.m. in St. Blaise Church, 1158 South Main St., Bellingham with Pastor Bob Elster and Father Al Faretra officiating. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Bellingham. Calling hours will be held on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main St. in Franklin. A public evergreen service will be conducted at 7:30 by Republican Lodge A.F. & A.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Woody's memory to the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation (Dana Farber) checks payable to: "Oliva Fund for Cancer Care" 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA. –Funeral home obit contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOHN RICHARD (DICK) WALKER, 76 of Mansfield, Pennsylvania died on December 20, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from complications from a fall. Born on August 10, 1939 in Beacon, NY to William Hay and Mary Margaret (nee Richards) Walker. He was married for 54 and a half years to his college sweetheart, Beth. A lifelong learner with a Ph.D. in mathematics (topology), he taught at Mansfield University for his entire career. He loved family, travel, music and friends. He died having memorized over 55 poems and still studying political systems and French. He is survived by his wife, G. Elizabeth (nee Mosher) Walker (Mansfield); his daughter, Amy McCall and her husband, Robert (Pittsburg, PA); his daughter, Gwen (Norman, OK); grandchildren, Brendan McCall (Pittsburgh), Gavin McCall (Pittsburgh), Kathleen Schark (Norman, OK), and Mackenzie Schark (Norman, OK); and his brother, Blaine Walker and his wife, Nancy (St. Paul, MN). No public services. A Memorial Service will be schedule for a future date. He will be interred at Mount Zion Cemetery, Gallia County Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: the American Civil Liberties Union (, Amnesty International ( or Doctors Without Borders ( Professional services trusted to Thomas s. Smith Funeral Home & Crematory LTD Blawnox. PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/22/2015

JUDITH E. WATSON of Rochester, NY went to be with her Lord on December 9, 2015. She was born on August 11, 1951 in Troy, PA to Raymond and Anna (Smith) Watson. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1969, and continued to further her education by excelling as a Telecommunications Professional. Judi is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Anna; her brother, Brett; and both grandparents (Smith and Watson). Judi is survived by her daughter, Tracy Dorns; her grandchildren, Michael Grisby, Miquan (Tina) Grisby, and Amari Salmon, all of Rochester, NY; her sisters, Barbara and Linda Watson of Rochester, NY; Kathy (Dale) McArthur of Elmira, NY, Audrey (Dave) Rogers of Orlando, Fl; Valerie (Alvin) White of Elmira, NY; her brothers, Danny (Phyllis) Watson, and David Watson of Elmira, NY; Craig Watson of Atlanta, GA and Mark (Peggy) Watson of Elmira, NY. Donations can be made in Judi's memory to the American Cancer Society and Association for American Diabetes. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/16/2015

TYLER THOMAS WHIPPLE, 22, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at his home in Laceyville, PA. He was born on January 21, 1993 in Scranton, PA, to Carol (Blaisure) Strohl and Thomas A. Whipple. Besides his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Dan Strohl and fiancé Megan, John (Sarah) Strohl, Jessica (Reid) Whipple, Tiffany Whipple, and Tanner Whipple, maternal grandfather, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Brian Bost, and maternal grandmother. Tyler was a World Champion Power Lifter, an achievement he received while he was at Montrose Area High School. He had a heart of gold, was outgoing, and an inspired many with his skills in spite of his stature. He was known by many nick names, including, ”Little Man” and “Uncle TyTy”,but however he was called, Tyler will be missed by all that knew him. A Private Memorial Service will be held at the family’s convenience. Memorial contributions in Tyler’s name can be made to: New Hope Ministries, 1575 SR 367, Laceyville, PA. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

ELI R. ‘WHITEY’ WHITEHOUSE age 94 of Horseheads, NY, formerly a longtime resident of Rt. 13 Cayuta passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2015. He was born in Morris Run, PA, the son of the late Eli and Anne (Payne) Whitehouse. He married Marjorie Loveless April 24, 1943. She predeceased him in 2000 after 57 years of marriage. Eli graduated from TAE and EBI. Whitey served in the US Army during WWII as a sergeant from 1942-1946. He retired from Thatcher Glass in April of 1982 after 37 years. Whitey was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and the game of Golf. He was a member of the NRA, also life member of Millport Hunting and Fishing Club and member of Elmira Heights American Legion. Eli is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Jean (Stuart) Samson of Horseheads, NY, Becky (Scott) Launt of Liverpool, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, E. Ronald (Joanne) Whitehouse of Corning, NY, Jack (Kimberly) Whitehouse of Canandaigua, NY; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Service will take place privately at the convenience of his family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/23/2015

WHITMILLER –PAULINE W. JAYNE, age 99, of Wyalusing, PA (formerly of Spring Hill for over 65 years) passed away Friday evening, December 18, 2015 at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home; where she has been a resident for the last 5 years.Pauline just missed celebrating her 100th birthday, as she was born on January 25, 1916 on Spring Hill, PA the daughter of the late Harry who passed away January 4, 1966, and Carrie Hendershot Whitmiller who passed away September 29, 1974. Growing up on Spring Hill, Pauline graduated from Camptown High School with the class of 1934. She was the wife of the late Jacob “Jake” T. Jayne. They were three months shy of celebrating their 55th anniversary, before his passing away on August 29, 1990. She was member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church. Her life was spent around her loving family and home. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and sewing. Pauline is survived by her sons Ralph Jayne and his wife Bonnie of Laceyville, PA and Eldon Jayne and his wife Barbara of Spring Hill, PA; her six grandchildren Brian Jayne and his wife Patty of Laurel, MD, Diana Patton and her husband Chad of Tunkhannock, PA, Paul Jayne of York, PA, Larry Edwards and his wife Julie of Sanford, MI, Kimberly Edwards of Erie, PA and Arkadia Jayne of Spring Hill, PA; 13 great-grandchildren; her step-son, Cory Jayne of LeRaysville, PA; and a sister in law, Frenchie Whitmiller, formally of Spring Hill, PA, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her infant son in 1947, her brother William “Bill” H. Whitmiller in 1996, and her sister Elva Barto in 2006. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA with her niece Reverend Patricia Newhart, retired Methodist minister officiating. Interment will follow at Lacey Street Cemetery, in Laceyville, PA. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 from 10:00 until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. –Funeral home notice contributed by Carol Brotzman

GARY E. WOLFE, age 67, of Berwick Turnpike, Burlington, PA, passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Friday, December 4, 2015. Gary was born March 19, 1948 in Granville Summit, PA son of the late Howard & Alwilda (Boice) Wolfe. He was a graduate of Troy High School. Gary entered the US Army and served his country in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Gary was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Medal, and Bronze Star Medal for his service to his country. He was the proprietor of Wolfe’s Garage in Burlington for many years and had previously driven school bus for the Troy and Athens School Districts and operated a gun shop in Burlington. He was currently employed at JELD-WEN as an electrician. Gary attended the Burlington Methodist Church, was a life member of the Troy Fire Department and Past President and Member of the Burlington Borough Council. He also enjoyed guns, hunting and fishing. Survivors include his loving wife of 21 years, Martha M. Wolfe of Burlington, PA, a son Garry (Amy Whyte) Wolfe of Powell, PA, his daughter and son-in-law, Julie (Doug) Lafy of North Towanda, PA, step-sons, Christopher (Rebecca) Wayman of Owego, NY, Steven Wayman of SC, six grandchildren, Camron (Stephanie) Kneebone, Haley (Nick) Huppert, Ashlyn, Amber, Hunter, Lydia Wolfe, two great-grandchildren, Aiden Kneebone and Rynee Wolfe, two brothers, Walter A. (Elaine Frey) Wolfe of Troy, PA, Nelson E. (Susan) Wolfe of Burlington, PA, sister-in-law, Betty L. Wolfe of Burlington, PA, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service to honor Gary’s life will be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Memorials in Gary’s Memory may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 12/6/2015

ALBERT C. WRIGHT, age 62, of Wellsburg, NY passed away on Sunday, December 20th 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Albert was born in Waverly, NY on January 12, 1953 to the late Elmer and Helen Wright. He is predeceased by his brothers, Elmer and Ronald Wright. Albert is survived by his wife, Dianne (Hodge); daughters, Terrie (Gary) Searcy, Dianne (Patti Buchanan) Wright-Salyga, Rhonda (Larry) Frisbie Jr. and Cindy (Dan) Perry; brothers, Edward (Theresa) Wright, Mark (Tammy) Wright and Steve (Kittie) Wright; aunt, Katherine Benjamin; grandchildren, Joseph, Kayla, Brandon, Dylan, Karly, Kami and Kamryn; step grandchildren, Phyllis, Hank Jr., Marisa, James and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Amelia and Paislee; 13 step-great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters-in-law; adopted daughter, Lillian Pauley; special nephew, Shawn Wright; and many other nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 28th from 2 to 5 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 5 PM with Rev. Donald Paul Jr. officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/26/2015

ZOLTOWSKI –MARY E. ZOLTOWSKI MASTRANTUONO - On Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, Mary E. Zoltowski Mastrantuono passed away after a long and courageous battle with chronic lung disease. Mary passed away peacefully in the presence of those closest to her. Born on Aug. 21, 1946 in Waverly, N.Y., Mary was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and attended Corning Community College. She worked for many years, and retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sayre, Pa. Mary was active in local affairs, an avid crafter and past President of the Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge 1342. She is predeceased by her father Dr. Paul Zoltowski, her mother Bessie Zoltowski, and her sisters, Anne Martin and Rita Nader. Mary is survived by her loving and devoted husband Michael Mastrantuono, her siblings Ellen Collins and her husband Robert, Paul Zoltowski and his wife Christine, John Zoltowski and his wife Linda, Mona Tracy and her husband Paul, her children Jon Friedman and his wife Stephanie, Tresa Devereaux, Teresa Secor and her husband Scott, eight beloved grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association ( There will be a celebration of Mary's life on Jan. 2, 2016 sponsored by Sons of Italy Roma Madre Lodge 1342 in Sayre, where a full dinner buffet will be available from 1-6 p.m. All are invited and welcome to attend. –Sayre Morning Times 12/26/2015

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?. –EVELYN A. CHURCH, 99, of Huntsville, AL passed away peacefully Sunday Dec. 20, 2015 with family at Huntsville Hospital. Mrs. Church was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Clair Church, daughter, Dawn Church Mikolajczak, son, Dion Church, and daughter-in-law, Mary Church. Survivors include grandson, Guy McKay and wife, Kathy; great-granddaughter, Michelle McKay; great-great-grandson, Landon Horton, two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Church lived most of her life in Knoxville, PA, and was a member of the Knoxville Yoke Church. She moved to Alabama in 2009. After the age of 92, she traveled to NC to see her sister, to PA for a family reunion, and then was able to tour the Opryland Hotel and Gatlinburg. She had been staying at Millennium Nursing Home since 2013. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27 at Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Huntsville, AL. Graveside services in Pennsylvania to be determined. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/23/2015 (Born July 21, 1916)

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